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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, FltlDAY MOKNlNli, JULY 4, 1002 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
PEACE IS DECLARED
Wtr Endi In Philippine! Under Proclama
tioa of Preuiiout Kooiovelt.
AMNESTY EXTENDED ALL FILIPINOS
Only the More Tribei Ira Exempt from
This Giiidfci Order.
PARDON EVEN INCLUDES AGUI
ronn of Oath to Which Hativei on '
j. .i t TJJ '
BnUcriba Before Pardon.
CHAFFEE MADE SUPERIOR AUTHORITY
pffie ef Military Graf of the
Arehlpelaso la Terminated and
m Civil Governor Relgna
la Hia tead.
. WAffHINGTON. July 8 The president
tat formally declared tbe restoration of
peace In the .Philippine archipelago. He haa
placed the islands under complete civil
control and haa extended general amnesty
to the Filipino who have been In rebel
lion. Theae three thing, marking one or
the moat Important chapter In Filipino
blatory were accomplished through the ls
aue of three aeparate orders and proclama
tions, one by tbe president over his own
signature, eiiending amnesty; one through
Secretary Hoot, by the president's order,
relieving General Chaffee from hla duties
as military governor, and third which
takes tha shape of a general order ad
dressed to the entire army of the United
States, In which Secretary Root takes oc
casion to express the president's high ap
preciation of tha word It has accomplished,
both In Cuba and In the Philippines.
, The amnesty Is aa follows:
"By the President of the United States.
VA. Proclamation: Whereas, many of the
Inhabitants of the Philippine archipelago
Were In insurrection against the authority
and sovereignty of the kingdom of Bpalu,
at divers times from August. 18f6, until
the cession of the arrhlrelago by that king
dom to the United Slates of America and
since such cession many of the persons have
.been engaged in Insurrections, have until
Wently resisted the authority and sover
eignty of tbe United States and,
"Whereas, the insurrection against tbe
authority and sovereignty of tb3 United
States Is now at an end and peace having
established in all parts of the archi
pelago, except in the country inhabited by
the Moro tribes, to which this commission
dots not spply; and,
' "Whereas, during tbe courae of the In
surrection against the kingdom of Spain and
gainst the government of tte United States,
persons engaged therein or. those in sym
pathy with and abutting them, committed
many acts In violation of the laws of civ
ilised warfare, but it Is belieWed that such
Wets were generally committed through ig
norance of those laws, and tinder orders is
sued by tbe civil or military Insurrection
ary leader, and,
Hat HeM TOusponalMe. ' V- .'
' "Whereae, It 1 deemed to be wis and
humane In accordance with the beneflclent
purposes of tbe government of the United
State toward the Filipino people, and
conducive to peace, order and loyalty
among them, (hat the doer of such acts
who have not already suffered punishment
shall not be held criminally responsible,
but shall be relieved from punishment for
'participation In these Insurrection and for
-unlawful acts committed during the courae
thereof by a general amnesty and pardon;
"tew, therefore, be it known that I, Theo
klore Roosevelt, president, of the Unttrd
."States of America, by virtue of the power
and authority veated In me by the consti
tution, do hereby proclaim and declare,
without reservation or eonditlon except as
hereinafter provided, a full and complete
pardon and amnesty to all persons In the
Philippine archipelago who have partici
pated in tbe insurrections aforesaid, or
who have given aid and comfort to persona
participating In aaid Insurrections, for the
offenses of treason, 'or sedition, and for all
offenses, political In their character, com
mitted in the course of such Insurrections,
pursuant to orders issued by the civil or
military insurrectionary authorltiea or
which grew out of Internal political feuds
or dissensions between Filipinos and Span
lards, or tbe Spanish authorities, or which
resulted from Internal political feuds or
dissension among tb Filipinos themselves
during either of said Insurrections.
"Provided, however, that tha pardon and
amnesty hereby granted shall not .Include
such persona committing crimes since May
1, 1901. to any province of tbe archipelago
la which at the time civil government was
established, nor shall It Include such per
sona as have bean heretofore finally con
victed of the crlmea of murder, ' rape, ar
son or robbery by any military or civil tri
bunal organised under tha authority of
Spain or of the United State of America,
but that apeclal application may be made
to the proper authority for pardon by any
person belonging to the exempted clas.
and such clemency as la consistent with
humanity and Justice will be liberally ex
tended: and, further,
"Provided, that thla amnesty and pardon
hall not affect the title or right of the
government of the United Statea or that at
tha Philippine Island to any property or
property right heretofore used or appro
priated by tha military or civil authorltiea
of the government of the United Btatea or
that of tha Philippine Islands, orgsntied
tinder the authority of the United States,
by wsy of confiscation or otherwise; and.
Oath to Be Taken.
Provided, further, that every peraon
... .... .. ...
who shall seek te avail himself of this
proclamation shall take and subscribe the
following oath before any authority in the
Philippine archipelago authorised to ad
ni meter oaths, namely:
" 'I. . solemnly swear (or affirm)
that I reoognlie and accept th supreme
'authority of the United Statss of America
In ths Philippine Islands and will maintain
1 true faith and allegiance thereto; that I
Impose upon myself this obligation volun
tarily, without mental reservation or pur
pose of evasion, so help m God.'
"Given under my hand at the city of
Washington, thla fourth day of July, tha
year of our Lord, oae thusand nine hun
dred and two, and in the hundred and
twenty-seventh year of the independence
ct tbe United Statea.
V, IUHU ROOT, Secretary of War.
CkaaTee In Authority.
General Chaffee Is relieved of his civil
duties and th Philippine commission Is
'mad tbe superior authority In the follow
Tha insurrection against the sovereign
authority n the Philippines archipelago
having ended, and provincial civil o ern
Cnents having Leva saieblUhud throughout
the entire territory ef the archipelago not
.(Continued an Fourth Pag.),
KING EDWARD ALMOST WELL
Sleeps Soundly nod ltothlna; Oeeura
to Mar Prearesi to Early
LONDON. July I. The following bulle
tin rega.ding King Edward's condition was
Issued at 10 o'clock this morning from
The king has slept well, and nothing has
occurred To mar the excellent progress his
me t. Hy g now making.
LONDON, July I. Everything points to
a satisfactory. If somewhat prolonged.
tvalescence of the king. It Is expected
tn9 bulletins regarding tit condition
' on be reduced to one a day. Only
v wds haunt tha board at Bucking-
ban. - which la an Indication that
public nee haa been restored. Only
one ph. . remains at the palace
throughout night and all of the doe
tors are able to attend to the mora press
ing portion of their private practices. Sir
Frederick Treves absented himself from
tbe palace today to attend the wedding of
his only daughter to Major Delma Rad
cllffe. A number of coronation guests left Lon
don today. Including the crowu prince of
Norway and Prince Komatsu of Japan.
Gatherings of distinguished persons said
goodbye to them at the station, where
everyone seamed to be in high spirits with
regard to tha condition of tha kttig.
Crowds of soldiers now In London make
dally pllgrlmagea to Buckingham palace
to gaia at the window of hla majesty's
apartment, while people gather to stars at
the slrange uniforms and stranger facea of
the native soldiers from distant quarters
of the empire.
A striking scene was witnessed today, r A
big brake leaded with Fijian soldiers drew
up in front of the palace. The men wars
bare-lugged and bars-beaded, their frlasy
hair was long and dyed and with their
white cotton skirts and quaint tunics tbsy
presented a strange spectacle, even in coe
mopolttan London. In front of the palace
and to tbs amasement of tha assembled
crowd the Fijtana solemnly Intoned a hymn
of Intercession in their native tongue,
which had been oomposed for tbe oocaslon
by one of their number.
CHOLERA WORSE THAN BULLETS
Two Thousand Soldiers Die from
(Copyright. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, July 4. (New Tork World Ca
Blegrara. Special Telegram.) The Express
publishes the iollowlng from Singapore,
dated July S: A terrible fate has overtaken
the army of native soldier in Sarawak,
who have been sent against headhunters
In an interior expedition, consisting of
10,000 men, and waa sent In 700 long boats
up Batang Lupar river.
On the first night out tha men In one
of the hindmost boats were attacked by
cholera, which quickly spread, until nearly
all the vessels were affected. The men
had been drinking the foul river water.
which was infected with cholera germs.
On the second day the ravage of cholera
were even worse. Hundreds of men ware
lying In. boat dead and dying. On the
third night there were over 300 death and
fifty of the boats were sent adrift. Then
the commander decided to return to bead
quarters, but before this waa accomplished
the disease had claimed over 2,000 of tha
men, and the bank of the Batang Lupar
river were strewn with dead and dying
The Dally Mall haa a similar story, but
prints It under reserve.
POLES GROWING" DEFIANT
Officials of Pnsen Will Not Attend Ban
quets or Functions In Honor
of Emperor William.
BERLIN. July, 8. Eight Pole holding
official positions in the province of Posen
have derided to take the aame attitude
toward Emperor William during the ap
proaching maneuvers aa the nobility have
previously ben reported to bave assumed.
They are determined not to accept invita
tions to banquets, receptions or the Gala
opera, or to any funrtion planned in honor
of his majesty. Tha recalcitrant pupils
of the Wreschen (Prussian-Poland) achool,
with the exception of six, have now de
clared their willingness to accept religious
Instruction In tbe Oerman language. They
had all been punished by longer hours and
extra tasks for eight montha alnoe the
Prussian ministry ordered the suspension
of corporal punishment.
This and other administrative Incident
constantly taking plnce In the Polish prov
inces are increasing the sullennesa and
bitterness of the Inhabitants.
AMERICANIZATION OF FIRMS
Report that Provision Firms ( Uv.
erpool Are te Chance Control
LONDON. July . ExMtement has beea
caused In Liverpool reports pointing to tb
"Americanization of th leading local
provision firms. Tbe shareholders of Fow
ler Pns., one of the largest wholesale
concerns, have received circulars Inviting
them to confirm a provisional agreement to
aell their bi siuttes to Guatavus Frankltu
Bwlft, president of Swift and Compaay of
Tbe agreement with Mr. Swift was made
by Anderson Fowler of New York and in
elude the sale of the company's Interests
in the stockyards and warehouse company
of Chicago and the packing company of
Kansas City. Among the condltiona la a
' .i wl.lrn nMvfitlnv fur th ItntiUatlna mwA
provision providing for the liquidation and
dissolution of Fowlsr Bros.
DRIVE CHINAMEN AWAY
Bona of Orient Start Brickyard la
British Columbia, but Are
Forced te Leave.
VANCOUVER. B. C. July t. Five Chi
nese, who recently went-north to Whits
Horse t operate brickyard there, were
forced to leave that town and arrived here
thla afternoon on the steamer May from
Bkagway. These Chinese reached White
Horse on the night of May 27 and on the
following morning a committee of White
Horss cttlsens ordered them to leave town
at ones and return whence they came.
The Chinese demurred, but they and their
baggage were forcibly placed on train
bound for Bennett, to which place their
fares were paid. At Bennett, United
Statee customs officers conveyed them to
8kagway, where they were placed on board
Morajan Lanckea with Emperur.
KIEL, July I. Empsror William today
received J. Pierpont Morgan and invited
hint to remain tor lunch.
WHERE THE NOISE WILL BE
Omaha's Ponrth of July Celebration Will B
All Over Its Map.
ATTRACTIONS ARE MANY AND SCATTERED
Elk Will Make tniiptra of Tbem-
aelves at Vlaton street Park and
Letter Carriers Vt 111 D- Spe
cial Delivery Act.
Promised for the Fourth.
Fair, cooler weather all over.
Thurston Rifle' drill. Lake Courtland.
La Psloms s air Uanrea. Krug Park.
Musical festival. Lake Marntwa.
Elks' ball erama, V.nton Street park.
Ferris Btork company. Boyd s theater.
Lt'tter carriers' celebration. Waterloo.
Mutes' cclebistlnn. Elmwood park.
Young Mens Christian association out
ing. Elmwood rrk
Socialists picnic. Kimwoon para.
South Omaha P. E. O.. Child' Folnt.
Maennerchor, Reed's park.
9t. Peter's society. Twentieth and Dor
Tabernacle meeting. Eighteenth and Cass
"When In the course of human events It
becomes necesssry" for a thrifty prodigal
to celebrate tbe day he declared his Inde.
prndence of an Intolerant parent and de
termined to take bis place among the self
governed, it "accords with the decent
respect to the opinion of mankind" that he
give soma evidence of the way he feels
bout It. Hence and therefore, Friday Is
to b the busy day of tbe Blng-Bang
chorus, and the street car conductor, of
the patriotic orator and the Iceman, of the
amall boy and tbs family doctor, of the
plcknlcker and the Ufa line, of the habitual
oelebrant and tha corner policeman, of the
optimist and tha pessimist, and of those
staid old frlenda. Vox Popult, Sic Semper
Tyranus and B. Plulbus Unum.
Omaha has scheduled no central "grand
celebration," but Its cttlsens will ramble
at will and make tbetr strange noises In as
many different places as the geography
Tbe sporting editors have announced that
society will be entertained at the Country
and Field club with contests In which ath
letic persons will determine which can
pound a rubber ball over ICS era of hilly
territory with tha fewest number of
stroke, or which can keep tennis sphere
on tha opposite side of the net with the
least perspiration, these encounter to be
followed with dance after dark.
Elka Will Pla-y Ball.
The Elks of Omaha are to play the Klka
of Council Bluff at tbe Vinton street bass
ball park at 2 p. m., or as soon thereafter
as the sun appears to be as hot a Its
going to be.
The Omaha letter carriers are going to
make a special delivery of their families
and friends at Waterloo, where F. W. Fitch
will read the Declaration of Independence
In a loud voice and Nelson C. Pratt will tell
what he think of the same. Afterward
they will dance. Th first excursion train
leave over the Union Pacific at 9:30 and tbe
next at 12:30, reaching Waterloo before the
ice 1 all .gone.
At the amusement resorts there will be
nook for tbe blaze and special entertain
ment In the open for those who still have
an- interest in what, other people-can da
Covalt's Concert band will be the' principal
Joy at Manawa and there will be additional
feature of no mean merit. The manage
ment announcea that by apeclal arrange
ment tt Is In position to guarantee that
the water In the lake will be wetter than
At Courtland Beach there la special
budget of frollo in readiness. There will
be a reproduction of the historic naval bat
tle between Monitor and Merrlmac and. as
an added attraction the Thurston Rifles have
been engaged tor drill In the afternoon.
They went out last night and thla morning
are to play base ball with the old member
of the company those who "veteranized'
themselves in the recent war. The Gatllng
gun will be kept hot. In tbe even rug there
will be a big display of fireworks.
Will Dance on Air.
From K rug's park, at t o'clock and T
o'clock. La Paloma 1 to ascend in bal- i
loon and dance on air aa thin aa her skirts.
Snatches from vaudeville will occupy a part
of the day; an exhibition drill by the crack
team of the Woodmen of the World will be
on in the afternoon and at night the Pas
There are to be picnic without number.
The Sllentlum association la to celebrate
elaborately at Elmwood park for the ben
efit of the church fuodw Waldo H. Roberts
will speak In the language of the mutea
and a dosen athlstlo contest are on the
card. The Young Women' Christian as
sociation goes to Elmwood park also.
The P. E. O. of South Omaha go to
Chllds point; the Maennerchor of the South
Bide to Reed' park. Twenty-first and Mar
tha; the St. Peter's aocloly to Twentieth
and Dorcas, and numerous others to tha
local parks. Quite a number of gentlemen
have arranged to camp In amall parties
down on the Cellar bottom near Cork
The fans well, tt ia estimated that there
are two ball games elated for every vaeant
lot In Douglas county, and the Darlings of
the Northeast Corner will be everywhere
In evidence, pitted against the Idols of the
Southwest Section. At Bight ball of an
other kind will be almost aa numerous, the
one to be given at Washlngtoa ball to have
a special feature In tbe Ancleat Order of
United Workmen drill contest.
Those of devout tendencies will find
Evangelist J. T. Hatfield of Indiana con
ducting an all-day tabernacle meeting at
Eighteenth and Cas etreetsr
Several South Omaha blood, with few
j from Omaha, have planned to go to the
! races at Fremont. Ths party formed at
the court house to go to Kansas city lor
th Omaha base ball game disbanded when
It member discovered the error of th re
port that the fare waa te be $2 for the
"There ia really good chance for fair
weather on tbe Fourth," said Weatherman
Welsh yesterday. "The storm center hangs
ever the upper valleys and the northwest.
but will probably pass to tbe north of us,
It is clear to the weet and southwest, and
cooler ia tbe western diatrtet. In fact,
thsr Is a drop of 38 degrees st Salt Lake
City and In southern Utah ths lead went
dowa to freeslng point Hit night.
HONEY BEES KILL THE DRONES
Alee Deetrey ftea Cells Be There
Will Be Food Bstsfk far
the Beee Left.
NEW TORE, July I. A World apeclal
from Warsaw, N. Y.. says: Frost, rain
and prolonged cold have been disastrous
to the Industry of the honey bees.
Inesasant rain has washed the flowers
clean of nectar and pollen, and millions
of bees bave starved to death.
Tbe beea have killed all the drones and
destroyed the queea cells, thereby pre
venting any Increase la number.
TESTIFY AGAINST DISBR0W
Wlfaeaaee Tell of Circumstances
Pointing? Toward His Oallt aa
a Doable Murderer.
NEW YORK. July I. The hearing In the
case of Louis A Dlshrow, accused of th
mur'er of Sarah Lewr-nce and Clarence
hosier, was leoumed before Justice Foster
In Good Ground, U I., today. George D. Al
drlch testified thit be bad assisted In put
ting Foster's body luto a coffin and that he
saw an abrasion an Inch and a half long
over the right eye The head, he said, waa
black and blue Three other witnesses tes
tified as to the wound on Foster' face.
Including Thomas D. Chattel, who exam
ined Foster's body at the request of the
dead mans father. William Walton, a
painter, told how, with Dlbrow, he went
to Qjiogue and Kastport, Dlnbrow paying
the expenses and both drinking at se"versl
places. They slept In the same bed at an
Fast port hotel. Walton testified that at
about 2 o'clock In the morning he was
cwakeued by Dlshrow crawling over blm In
the act of getting out of bed. Witness asked
whst wss the matter and Dlebrow replied:
"My hesrt la nearly broke."
The witness then continued: "He told me
that he ana Foster and Dimple Lawrence
had been over to ths Hampton Pines club.
All thr-'e had gono from there to Terrlll's,
where he and Fester had a fight on the
beach. Foster took him. by the throat and
threw him down. He also told me thst
Frster and Dimple hsd been In the" same
rrom together In Terrlll's."
On the way to the depot, where Dlsbrow,
witness said, took tbe train for New York,
Dlshrow told him that he had been going
with Mies Lawrence for about a year, and
that she was bis girl. He also snld she
was a good girl. Tbe witness went on:
"He told me that on Friday, while the three
of them were down on the beach, 'Dtmp'
ssid she loved Clarence Foster and that
Clarence said he loved 'Dtmp,' and they
were going away together."
Walton ft niched hi testimony by saying
that Dlsbrow told him Foster snd Dimple
Lawrence went out In a boat, but did not
say what he had done when they did so.
On cross-examination Walton admitted
he had been arrested and convicted of
Court then adjourned till Monday.
INTEREST AT FEVER HEAT
Detective Himself Under Indictment
Telle ef Corrupt Practice a
MINNEAPOLIS, July I. Interest in the
trial of Superintendent of Police Fred W.
Amea for bribery reached a feverish In
tensity today, when Christopher C. Nor
beck of the detective force, himself under
Indictment for bribery, described ou tbe
witness stand the whole system of "graft."
With tbe manner of Joe who waa finding
relief In unloading a guilty conscience, he
told of his relation with the system of
corruption. Involving tbe superintendent In
hia disclosure, and before he could be
beaded oft by an objection from the defense
implicating tbe superintendent's brother.
Mayor A. A. Amea.
Norbeck said he had received order di
rect from the mayor to tell the chief that
he had been Instructed to take orders from
Inspsctor Irwin Gardner and "Billy" Bd
wsrdsvra fortheTauL."ef the uudevatandlng
reached with ' the administration for the
swindling of unsophisticated strangers in
He was instructed to take care of "suck
er" who made holler, and Induce them
by persuasion or threats to leave the city,
and be had done such work for a year and
Th other witness of the morning wa
Roman Miex, who had been swindled out of
draft of $766. of which be got 2400 back
by "squealing" bard. Ho said Chief Ames
had advised him to leave town and the po
lice would get after the swindler when he
had gone. The chief, he said, had advised
htm that It was useless to try to stop pay
ment on the draft, aa be had Indorsed It
for tbe swindler and tt wa now aa good
Mlex gave the story to the newspaper
and th chief told blm he had "flushed the
game," as the swindler had undoubtedly
Jumped ths town when they had read the
TO TALK 0N IRRIGATION
Call leaned for Next Meeting; ef Tiaas-
Mississippi Congrreaa at
CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo., July . Secre
tary Arthur P. Francis of the Transmla
tsslppl congress today Issued th call tor
the next meeting of the congress. It an
nounoea the representation accorded to
state, cities, countlea and business organ
lxationa and makes a strong appeal for a
large attendance. The congress will be
called to order at St. Paul at 10 o'clock a.
m. August 19, and continue at the will of
the member present. A. single tare rate for
the round trip will be made by the rail
road. Among the Important subject to
be discussed are the Irrigation of arid
landa, river and harbor improvements, a
department of mines, a Pacific cable, the
Isthmian canal, the extension of trade with
the Orient and with Mexico, and other mat
ters of tntereat to the west.
UPHOLD KILLING OF ELWIN
Cerener'a Jary at Paeble Depleree
Fact that Buslneaa Men Are
PUEBLO, Colo., July I. The coroner's
Jury which Investigated tbe killing of
George Elwln, the Cooks' and Walters'
picket, by Jacob Dodgson of tbe Riverside
restaurant, which had been declared unfair
by the union, found "that Elwln came to
his d-ath by a gunshot wsund at the handa
of Jacob Dodgson. who, being continually
harrsssed and aggravated by the presence
and arrogance of aaid Elwin and others
picketing before his (Dodgson's) place of
buslneaa, was under great excitement and
"We further deplore that citizens are re
fused protection in the pursuit of their le
giilmato business by tbs police depsrtment."
SHIPS YOUTH BY EXPRESS
BIghtera-Year-Old Lad Found la a
Box Tagged to Cheney,
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July t-r-Just before
tb through American express train from
New York to Chicago arrived here tonight
an 11-year-old boy waa found concealed in
a dry goods box In tbe Boston express car.
The box was tagged to Cheney, Wash.
The box waa put off her and tha boy taken
to jail. He gave bis name a William Ed
mondson of Boston. Hs said that he bad a
friend ship him from Boston aa express.
Tbs box contained two loaves of bread and
bottle of water. Edmondaon waa la x
celleat spirit when released.
NEBRASKA'S GOLDEN FIELDS
Despite Heavy Rainfall in Jons Crop
Outlook ii Very Bright.
YIELD EXPECTED TO BREAK ALL RECORDS
Per Cent ef Losses 111 Re Peal-
tlvely Insignificant When Com
' pared with Per tent
Notwithstanding tbe heavy rainfall dur
ing the month of June tbe ercp outlook over
the state, as a whole, Is most encouraging
Careful Investigations have been made
along the routes of the Union Pacific, Bur
lington snd Elkborn, and In general th
farm products are In good and promising
Corn certainly needs the ordinarily bright
dayu of June and the small grain, approach
ing time for harvest, likewise requires dif
ferent climatic conditions than have been
had. Fears have been entertained of
dwarfed corn, a late harvest and rust on
the osts, but no such apprehensions are
warranted In tha fsce of the facts re
vealed by the reports from the three rall
rosd lines mentioned.
On Burtlnartea northern.
On the northern division of the Burling
ton cobl and cloudy weather la reported.
Winter wheat, which Is now being har
vested. Is turning out abundantly and spring
wheat will yield a great deal heavier than
expected some days ago. Corn generally Is
good, though In some plscea on the low
lands tt Is marred by a yellowish hue
which Indicates delicate health. Just a
little heat and a few sunny days will start
all the corn to developing rapidly and will.
it Is maintained, even redeem most of that
which Is suffering. Oats will exceed all
expectations. Rye, alfalfa and potatoes are
In good condition.
On Southern Division.
On the Burlington's southern division not
so much rain has fallen, although there has
been an abundance. Wheat harvest Is pro
grerslng well and showing a yield of fif
teen to twenty-five bushels to the acre.
Corn 1 said to be excellent In stand, but re
tarded in growth by the cool weather. Oats
except in the western extremity of this
division, promise a big yield. Hay will
turn out more than ordinary. Wheat la
being cut and farmers are slated over the
Tbe Union Pacific reports rain to excess
In the counties of Nance, Boone, Madison
and Platte. Corn cultivation has been serl
ously delayed In these counties, but It la
believed that a good crop will yet be real
ized. In these sections such winter whest
aa there Is will be late enough so aa not
to be seriously affected by the constant
Oare and Lancaster Countlea.
Very heavy, but not a excessive rains.
are reported In Oage and Lancaster coun
tlea, but no damaging effect have been
produced on the crope In general.
Butler, Polk and Saunders countlea show
excellent eonditlon and tbe Platte valley
reveals a moat satisfactory stats of af
fairs. Corn Is Buffering nowhsr. Little If
any damage is reported, to It in Nance
county. ' - -
Considerable difficulty has been met In
cutting and harvesting alfalfa. Ralna have
beaten the grars down, especially in places
whert the stand was heaviest snd the grass
tallest, snd the ground in low places Is very
soft,' so as lo check the speed of tbe mower
and make the task of cutting a more ardu
No report of serious damage trom rust
on oat are made from any of the Union
In Blkharn'a District.
Tbe Elkhorn report absolutely no dam
age to crops on the main line. In parte of
the Platte valley 6 per cent losses to crops
have been estimated, but these are not
officially returned. Tbe losses are estimated
as a result of wheat lodging in so many
place. This la a natural, but not nec
essarily fatal obstacle with which wheat
that haa attained both a heavy stand and
great height must contend, but It 1 urged
that only a few sunshiny day ar necessary
to restore it and place It beyond any dan
ger whatever. Rust is aaid to be a minus
quantity along the Elkborn.
There haa been aome damage to tbe grain
no doubt from the heavy rains in those
places where the grsin was furthest ad
vanced snd on the verge of ripening when
the worst of the rains set in, but tbe re
ports show that the percentage of losses
over the whole system will be positively
Insignificant as compared with the percent
age of increase In tbe estimated yield of
the crops this year as compared with that
of preceding years.
ROSTAND WANTS A HEARING
Aaks Court to Reopen Case la Which
lie Waa Declared a
CHICAGO, July 8. Edmond Rostsnd de
clines to stsnd In the light of a plagiarist.
He wanta the court ruling declaring him
a copyist of the author of "Th Merchant
Prince of Cornvllle" set aside. To this
end an attorney appeared for Rostand In
the United States court today and pre
sented a petition asking leave to reopen
the case. Judge Kohlsaat said he would
consider the matter further on July 10,
when he expects Samuel Gross, author of
"The Merchant Prince," will be prepared
to contest the motion. The decree in favor
of Gross declaring Rostand's "Cyrano de
Bergerac" to be stolen from the work of
Mr. Gross was entered May 21 on the rec
ommendation of Master In Chancery Sher
man, who reported that the evidence gave
good grounda for entering an order against
the further production of Rostand's play.
OFFICER BOUND TO GET MEN
Shoots and Kills Two Men and
Is Himself Fatally
PINE BLUFF. Ark.. July 2 In fight
today at New Edinburgh, Cleveland county,
between Arthur and Garfield Kllgore snd
s man named McRutb, who had been dep
utized by a Justice of the peace to ar
rest the Kllgores, the two latter were
shot and killed by McRuth, who received
at their bands knife wounda that will
cause his death. The Kllgores had be
come boisterous In the little town and
when McRuth waa aent to arrest them they
resisted and the fight followed with ths
above result. v.
McRuth Is at his room, barred in, which
Is surrounded by Kllgores friends, and
shooting was general at laat reports.
Officer and men from Klngsland. a
nearby town, were telephoned for and half
th population of that village la hurrying
la. All ot th partis ars well knows.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair and Not So
Warm Friday; Saturday Fair.
Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayt
Hour. Dear. Hoar. I)f I.
ft a, m 7B 1 p. m r)T
a a. m T4 Bp. m
T a. m T B p. m m
a. m TT 4 p. m m
a. m. . . . . . TM It p. m...... SUt
lO a. tu . no tt p. m . aw
II a. a M T p. m rW
IB m M
FIRST OF BULL FIGHTS
Five Thousand People Wltneae Can-
teet at Lswtss and Governor
Takes Ho Action,
LAWTON. Okl., July . The first of the
series of bull fights billed for this place
was held here today, despite the protest
to Governor Ferguson made yesterday by
John P. Haines, secretary in New York of
the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals. The fight waa witnessed by
6,000 people. It wss devoid of cruel fea
tures and none of the animals were killed.
The fight will be repeated every day until
and Including July 7.
GUTHRIE, Okl., July 8. Governor Fer
guson baa received many telegrams ssklng
that he atop the bull fighting at Lawton.
The governor, who Is 111, Is reported to
have aaid: "If there Is say eruelty I will
stop the exhibitions. If it Is necessary to
call out the militia to do so."
It is doubtful, however. If any action
will be taken, as Sheriff Painter of Lawton
explains that nothing brutal Is Involved In
"They are not to the death, and there Is
no Injury or cruelty to the bulls," he said.
It is simply an exhibition of tbe skill of
cowboys, on foot snd on horseback. In
avoiding the onslaughts of the bulls."
CATTLE GET ON A DRUNK
Maddened and Hull-Iatoilcated
Herd Stampedes In Chicago
CHICAGO. July 8. Maddened and half
Intoxicated from alcohol used In "distillery
slop" fed to them a big herd of cattle
stampeded In the stockyards today. More
than a score of "the animals met death In
tbe rush. Scenes were enacted that for
terror and blood made old stockmen and
cowboys turn their backs. One man nearly
lost his life. The herd stampeded nam
bered more than (00 of the kind that Is
known aa distillery cattle, and are fattened
on the refuse from liquor mill.
A closed gat caused the trouble and be
fore It was over twenty-one animate lay
In a heap, aome Impaled on born, other
with broken necks and other frantically
climbing over the squirming mass, while
some of tbe aurvlvor leaped fences and es
caped to various parts of the yards.
A dead wall of cattle waa what finally
brought tbe rush of animals to a halt, the
herd only stopping when tbe pressure be
hind gave way because of tbe lessening
TWO KILLED IN ACCIDENT
Doable-Reader on Michigan Central
, Railroad Ditched by .
ROCHESTER, Mich., July I. Two men
were instantly killed and three ware In
Jured In the wreck of a double-header
Michigan Central freight near Thomas
early today. Th train ran into a washout.
ENGINEER WILLIAM S. M'OREOOR.
A TRAMP KNOWN AS JOHN O'GRADY,
Last night's heavy rainstorm, which
flooded this section of Oakland county and
Inflioted heavy loea everywhere, waa re
sponsible for the wreck.
In this village the foundation of the
Western Knitting mill haa been washed
out, other buildings ars damaged and the
power house of the Detroit United railway
ia threatened. The power house Is located
on ths bank of ths river and tbe river la
higher than ever known before.
PACKERS FILE APPEARANCE
Possibility that They May Make
No BaTort t Bet Aside
CHICAGO, July 4. The packers made
defendants by the government In proceed
lnga under the anti-trust law some time
ago, filed an appearance In he office of
Clerk Campbell of the United States clr
cult oourt today. Ths next Important
atep in the litigation will be taken on or
before August 4, when ths packers will
hsve to file their answer, plea or de
murrer. Persons who sre acquainted with
the altuation say it la possible that -the
defendants may take no steps to have the
temporary Injunction aet aside. A far a
tbe government can learn, tbe packer are
obeying tbe temporary order lasued by
Judge Groescup, June 20, and If this la
ao, there 'may be no objection to con
tinuing the temporary order In force.
DROWNS, HER OWN CHILD
Mr. Margaret Lyman Throw a Three.
Year-Old Daughter Into
a Mill Pond.
NEW YORK. July 8. Mr. Margaret Ly
man, wife of Oeorge Lyman, a bookbinder
in the government employ at Washington
drowned one of her children tonight In
Brooklyn, where sb waa visiting her
mother, Mrs. Mary Farrel. Late this evn
lng Mr. Lyman took her two children,
Margaret, aged 8, and Loretta, aged 7,
for a walk. She wandered to MU1 creek
noar Bergen beach, and, taking Margaret
in her arms, threw bsr into the creek
The little one quickly drowned. Mr. Ly
man then elxed Loretta and tried to
throw ber into th water, but the child
escaped. Mrs. Lyman wa later arrested
and aent to a hospital. Her husband ar
rived In Brooklyn shortly after Mr. Ly
man had been arrested, having com on a
visit to ber.
Hoveswsti of Ocean Yeaeula, July V.
At Cherbourg Arrived
At Havre Arrived: LaSavole, from New
At Bremen Arrived: Kalserin Maria
Theresa, from New York.
At New York Railed: Koenlgen Lulse,
for Bremen, via Southampton, Columbia,
for Hamburg, via Plymouth and Cher
bourg: La Bretagne for Havre.
At Boston Arrived: Saxonla, for Liver
pool. At Naples Arrived: Trave, from New
York, for Genoa.
At Liverpool Arrived: Pretorlan, from
Montreal; lvernla. from Boston. HaUod:
Mai man for Montreal.
At Plymouth Arrived: Fueret Bismarck,
from New York, for Cherbourg and Ham
burg. At Queenstown Sailed: Noordland, for
Philadelphia; Teutonla, for New York, both
At Rotterdam Sailed: Rotterdam, for
NEW MEN IN SHOPS
TVnty-leYn Workman Imported from
Obnage by Union Pacifio,
FIVE QUIT "THE JOB" BEFORE WORK TIME
Eat and Bleep on Oronndi Under frotsotkra'
of Private Guards.
UNION REAFFIRMS ITS POLICY OF PEACE
Will Prevail on Men to Leave, but Abstain '
from Violence. j
BURT SAYS "EVERYTHING IS LOVELY" '
Fiction About Importation nf Piakeau '
tone Furntahce Amneemeat to
Both Strikers and Rail
Tbe flret tangible evidence of th TJnhvn .
Pacific replacing It Omaha ahopmen who
ar on a strike with outsiders materialised
yesterday sfternoon, when ' twenty-seven 1
strsngers, imported from Chicago, reached
ths city snd were taken to the shops. Be
fore the me had time to sssume their .
labors, however, five quit, leaving twenty-
two to start with this morning.
These men reached Omaha during the
afternoon. At J o'clock President Burt wss
asked by a reporter for The Bee If any new
men had been imported or were being Im
ported. "I haven't heard of any," was
th emphatic rely.
It la not known how the new men are
pportloned among tbe various crafts.
Some of them are said to be unskilled la
borers. Machinists and bollermakers ap
parently are little disturbed over the pres
ence of tbe new men.
"Will any effort be mad to keep these
twenty-two from continuing at work?" was
asked of Vice President Wilson of the
machinists last night.
"Most assuredly," he said. "But no vio
lent means will be employed to bring
about thts result. Tbe company has sur
rounded the new men with a large contin
gent of private guard, picked up here In
the city, but no Infraction of the law la
contemplated by any of the strikers that
will call for police protection of the work
men. Rat and Bleep at Bhopa.
The company has provided a car for tha
men to eat In and a tourist sleeper for
them to occupy at nights. They will not
bave occssion to leave the yards unless
they do so of their own volition.
The blacksmith held a meeting late yes
terday afternoon, but aside from saying
that tbe advlalbtllty of striking unless the
compsny reoeded from Its determination
to enforce the piecework system was con
sidered nothing was given out. A leader
of tbe blacksmiths waa seen late laat night,
who aaid that hts fellow workmen posi
tively would, not submit to the piecework
basis. Thts msn waa among those dis
charged a week ago Saturday. The com
pany Informed him and other that their
discharge waa due to a scarcity of work,
but Tuesday the foreman aent for this man
to return to work. He declined to do so.
however. Ha says be cannot understand
why there I any demand for hla services
now If there waa not enough work to keep
blm busy a couple of week ago.
The carbulldera ar still at work, but
very dlssaatlsfled with the present condi
tions. They and the blacksmith will In
sist on an early conference with President
Burt la Happy.
"Everything la lovely."
Thla la tbe way In which President Burt
of the Union Pacific summed up the
progress of the strike yesterday to a re-'
porter for The Bee.
"There positively Is nothing new that I
know of," said tbe president. "No I have
held no conference today with any of the
ahopmen and will hold none before night
that I am aware ot. The men down there
aeem to be getting along all right without
any dissatisfaction and I apprehend no new
trouble. The Union Pacifio railroad la
wtlll In operation and no plana have been
made for suspending business," tbe presi
dent remarked Jocularly.
President Burt seemed to be enjoying
ompsratlvs freedom from the anxiety which
might overcome a man for whose mortal
safety a tralnload of Pinkerton detectives
had been aummoned. He goes to and from
his office without the protection ot a body
guard and laughingly said be thought he
would get through the whole affair without
any bodily harm.
"No," he said, "I have heard nothing au
thoritative of any vlolenoe In the west or
anywhere else on our road, nor of the de
mand for police protection, nor do I expect
to hear ef any such thing."
Mo Word from Wast,
There wss nothing new from General
Manager Dickinson or Superintendent Mr
Keen, said tha president, and so far as he
knew things In the west were practically '
Blacksmiths and ear builders have the
center of the atage In the Union 'Pacifio 1
strike situation. Neither craft baa yet de
clared a walkout, but both may do aa
within a day or two unleaa matter can be i
patched up with tbe company. '
The ear builder, with whom th officials
entered Into an agreement only last week,
are now claiming that notice of thla agree- :
ment has never beea poeted on the bulletin ,
where such documents generally appear and
that tbe company now proposes to abrogate :
the compact by Introducing piecework. The i
blacksmith ar also complaining against
th enforcement of the piecework syetem
and aerloua trouble la brewing.
Blaeksmltas Are Ready.
The blacksmiths are ready to strike any
tima it may become necessary from tbelr
atandpolnt, as they already have obtained
the sanction for such action of their na
tional organisation. 8me of their fellow
workmen are out now. Many of those at
Armstrong went out when the bollermakera
struck. This being the case ne time need
elapae between tbe conference of the presi
dent and th blacksmith before the latter
decide upon a definite course. If they
fall to make terms with Mr. Bart for the
elimination of piecework, according to
their statement a strike will follow forth
with. But th car builder ar not prepared to
take such prompt action. They have not
yet obtained final word from their supreme
official and K they fall to reach a satis
factory understanding with th company
they will not be able to declare a trik
until approved by headquarters.
The uprising of tbe car builders 1 a sur
prtoe to th officials, who believed that
when the agreement of last week waa
effected their trouble with tb carmen
were at aa end and they would have been,
tbe ear builders, assert, had th company
not sought to thrust piecework upon them.
They were given to understand at the coa- I
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