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The. Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE, 10, 1871.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY 31 0 UN IN G,
JULY 1G, 1902 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
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lamouji Gataa' Deal in July Opt' on Oomas
to an Abrupt Termination.
SHORTS AFFECT PRIVATE SETTLEMENTS
Trloa on Oareal Eesponda with Drop of
Hearly SixUeil Cents in Ooniequance.
PROFIT REACHES MILLION AND A HALF
Amount Will Be Diridad Between Tenor
Dozen Millionaires in Deal.
CORNER PROMISED FORTUNES AT ONE TIME
Men Whoa Well Filled Cribs Along
Various Macs of'Rullroads Re
sponsible for Dlsappolntlnsj
Ending of the Coraer.
CHICAGO, July 15. The famous John W.
Gates' corner on July .corn came to an ab
rupt termination today, when It became
known that shorts to the extent of a good
tnany million bushels had effected private
settlements with Hsrrls, Gates Co. and
that the deal was at an end so far aa the
tsel magnate was concerned. The July price
responded to the settlement by a quick drop
of 154 cent' to 65H cents. Later It recov
ered a fraction and closed at 85V4 cents,
substantially the price of the cash article.
Just how many bushels were subject to
private settlement Hill probBbly never be
known, nor 1 there much chance that the
Identity of the "big fellows" In the trade
Who doubtless contributed liberally to the
fortunes of Mr. Gates and the friends asso
ciated with him In the deal will never be
positively known. Mr. Gates Is at present
In New York, and Mr. Bcotten, manager for
the Harris-Gates house, would admit only
the fact of the settlement by outstanding
shorts. Even the fact of a termination of
the July deal was left largely to Inference,
but the trade readtly figured that with the
shorts nil practically In, nothing In the
shape of a corner could exist.
No special excitement attended the pre
nature puncturing of the bubble by the
man whose property It was. The trade has
all along admitted that Mr. Gates was right,
and also his ability to do what he pleased
With corn, and If he chose to close the deal
couple of weeks prior to the time at
which It would have ended by limitation
there was no one to say him nay. The only
unusual thing In the pit prior to the time
at which It became known that the corner
was at an end was the unusual purchasing
of July corn In small lots by various com
mission houses. Pit trade during the day
was not much over 600,000 bushels.
fteottea Remains Silent.
Mansger Seotten would not discuss the
settlement price. This price, however, was
'not a matter of decided Interest to ths
With the knowledge that Monday night's
closing price was 81 cents and the open
. Ing today from 79 to 80 cents, the con
sensus of opinion among the outsider
;ra"nt -Mr. Oates bad demanded either
SO or 81 cents from the 'people who Vers
foolish enough to sell him corn all the way
from 60 cents up. The length of the line
of July settled for. by July shorts s also
a natter .of more or less conjecture. Mr.
Bcotten said It was '.'several million bush
els," and that the length of the line had
never been overestimated. It has been
called as,, high as 26,000,000 bushels, but
more generally 20,000,000 bushels. It Is a
matter of common knowledge that since it
became possible to make delleverles on
ths July contracts the Harris-Gates people
have taken In and paid for about 3,000,000
bushels. This would leave settlements on
some lT,OQn00 bushels.
To form aa estimate of an apparent
.profit by ths deal would necessitate
knowledge of the average price at which
ths property was bought This can never
be known unless some time later Mr. Gates
choose .to divulge It. It - is estimated,
however, by close observers of the tranaao-
tloa that Mr. Gates' profit will not exceed
11,600,000. , This amount will be divided be
tween ten or a soxen millionaires who
were Interested rn the deal, Mr. Gates and
- bis friends have between 4,000,000 and
(,000,000 bushels of cash corn which they
must dispose' of before the corner can be
called absolutely settled. This corn rep
resents the "corpse" which In every cor
aer ever run has been the stumbling block
to success. , If the average price of the
Harris-Gates holding should prove well up
to the 70 cents point, the clique has on
band several million bushels of corn which
cost Us holders in excess of ths present
market price. Right here Is the salient
point. Will It be necessary to market this
large holding of corn at less than )t cost?
, Corner Promised Millions.
The corner at one time promised many
millions of profit, and the men whose well-
filled cribs Una ths tracks of nearly every
railroad entering Chicago are held respon
Ibis for the rather disappointing ending
' of ths corner. There were substantial re
serves from ths bumper crop of 1900 and
ths yield of 1901. This corn was held for
a satisfactory market. These holders did
dot begin to tak advantage of the situa
tion until the price of July got up In the
70's, and when It finally reached 90 coats
the Chicago market was deluged with cash
corn. For a wblla the Harris-Gates people
kept ths market cleaned up, but steadily
Increasing quantities began coming, and
the prospect of loading up with a lot of
t0-cnt corn, which they might not be able
later to dispose of at over 60 cents, be
came somewhat appalling. Without warn
ing they withdrew all support, settled with
ths shorts and closed the deal.
HIBERNIANS H0N0R FEEHAN
Convention Adjourns Out of Respect
far the Lata Archbishop
DENVER. July IS. With a parade
and pontifical high niasa, the biennial na
tional convention of the Ancient Order of
Hibernians began tbla morning.
, The delegates, nearly 600 In number, as
sembled at Coliseum hall at 10 a. m. and,
headed by a band, marched to Sacred
Heart church, where mass wss celebrated
by Bishop Mats and a sermon preached by
Rv. E. J. Barry. Ths delegates then re
turned to Coliseum ball, where the first
session of the convsntlon was held.
Btephsn Donleavy presided and deliv
ered the Brat address of welcome. Other
welcoming spescbee were made by Gov
ernor Orman, Mayor, Wright and C. J. Mc
Oulre, state president. Responses were
mad by President John T. Keating. Vice
President James P. Dolan and others. A
committee on credentials was sppotnted and
adjournment taken until tomorrow, ss a
token of respect for the 1st Archbishop
FasaaJk of Chicago. .' .
Discordant Klemeats In TraasTaal
Assert Peace Terms Wer
PRETORIA, July 15. The settlement of
the annexed territories Is not being accom
plished without considerable friction. Tbla
la especially notlable In the bitter hatred
and r-secutlon on the part of the Boers
who In the field N the end of the
war . '. se Boer s who served as Brit
ish scou '' said that some of these
national stx been shot or beaten.
83 Intense Is ' - that many of the
Burghers who fo 4tently to the
end distinguish them n those who
surrendered during the . ay wearing a
green bsdge. The Trosvsai and Free Btat ' "U8"1 terrlflo windstorm, which early
colors are also freely worn, and the custom thl. "S ewept In a southeasterly al
ls encouraged by the Dutch who did not rection from the International boundary
take an active part in the war. Many of
the Burghers declare they were Induced to
agree to surrender by the. false representa
tions of their leader, who painted the terms
too rosily. Discordant elements are nu-
m.pnii. .nn inv i.fnnr in n pi in
Burghers who surrendered during the war ;
In authority over those who fought through
out will conceivably result In a renewal of
hostilities. The majority of the Boers have
apparently In no way abandoned their na
tionality and some ef them preach the ad
visability of opening Dutch schools so as
to keep alive their nationality. The whole
situation so bristles with difficulties that
there are not lacking those who doubt If
the document signed May 21 was really the
final settlement of the South African trouble.
SIMPLE FUNERAL CEREMONY
Memorial Services Are Held for Lord
Pannc.ef ote, Lnte Ambassador
at Washington. . j
LONDON, July 15. Memorial services for
Lord Pauncefote, the late ambassador of
Great Britain at Washington, were held at
noon today In the chapel royal, St. James
palace. All the members of the Amerlcsn
embassy and many member of the govern
ment were present.
King Edward was represented by Lord
Churchill, the acting lord chamberlain.
The prince of Wales and the duke of Con
naught attended In person, while among
the large congregation were Lord and Lady
Lansdowne, Lord Cranborne, the under
secretary for foreign affair, representing
Lord Salisbury; Mr. and Mr. Whltelaw
Reid, Joaeph H. Cboate, the United State
ambassador, and Mrs. Choate and Miss
Choate, Captain Lloyd and tour blue Jack
et from the United Btstes armored cruiser
Brooklyn and a number of diplomats, peer
and members of the House of Commons.
Simultaneously with the services here
the remain of Lord Pauncefote were In
terred in the church yard of Fastatoke,
near Newark-Upon-Trent. The simple
service was entirely of a family character.
The principal mourner wer the widow
and ber daughter and other members of
Tb floral tribute Included wreath from
the Brooklyn, the American society of
London and Sir Michael Herbert, the newly
aDDointed British ' ambassador to the
KING TO TAKE A VOYAGE
His Majesty la Removed from Fedaee
LONDON, . July 16. King Edward left
Victoria ststlon at 11:35 o'clock this morn
ing for Portsmouth, where he will board
the royal yacht Victoria and Albert.
The king was conveyed from Buckingham
palace to the railway station In an am
bulance drawn by two horses. The only
other . occupant of the ambulance was
Queen Alexandra. The vehicle was driven
at a walking pace. Although there waa a
small crowd at the station there wa no
demonstration, which waa "the express wish
of the king.
The doctor and nurses awaited the ar
rival of the ambulance, and a party of blue
Jacket removed bis majesty from the
vehicle to a royal aaloon car formerly
used by the late Queen Victoria. Absolute
privacy was secured by a lofty screen of
red plush which surrounded the platform.
The removal of bis majesty from the
Irsln to the royal yacht waa safely ac
complished by blue Jackets, and the king'
couch wa placed In a reception room
which bad been specially constructed on
the upper deck.
The warships In the harbor fired a royal
salute a the king embarked and all the
vessels dressed: ship and manned yards or
deck. The royal yacht teamed off al
most Immedtately ' after the transfer wa
AMERICA IS AFTER BUSINESS
Very Low Freight Rat I Offered on
Goods from New York
JOHANNESBURG. July 16. At a meeting
of the Chamber of Commerce today, called
to receive the British trade commissioners
a member resd a cable dispatch which ha
had received offering freight from New
York to Natal at 10 shillings per ton.
Other member of the chamber said they
had received similar offers. This rat 1
not remunerative but the outcome of com
petition. It is II shilling 10 penes below
the lowest freight rate from England. The
merchants do not see how the American
are able to offer such low rates. Never
thelese they ar overhauling their stock
to see what they can order In the United
A majority of ths member of the execu
tive committee of the chamber of mines
are advocating a coast duty of t shillings
to 7 pence paid per case of dynamite la
order to protect th local factory. The
proposal Is strongly opposed as tending to
create a worse monopoly than existed dur
lng th Kruger regime and to establish a
precedent la th direction of protection.
Ronmanln to Have Uood Crop.
BUCHAREST, Roumanla, July 15. The
recent favorable weather ha changed the
proepect of the wheat harvest. Cutting
hss commenced and the harvest promless
to surpass thst of 1884, which waa the
record crop for Roumanla. The prospect
for th maix crop ar alio excellent.
Thirty Persons Drowned In Rnssln.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 15. Thirty psr-
sons were drowned today by the sinking
of a small passenger steamer on th Lug
river, near Probroa-Scbenskala. Th dis
aster wss caused by overcrowding. ' Only
thos who wer on th upper deck were
I'os Told of retkss'i Death.
ROME, July 19. Cardinal Rampolla. th
papal secretary of state, only thts morning
Informed th pop of th death ot Arch
bishop Patrick A. Feebaa of Chicago. The
pontiff waa much grieved and retired to
pray (or th rpo of th 1st archbishop'
souL . . . .
THREE TOWNS ARE 1PED OUT
Tarrifio Oyolone" Bweepa the Kortheaitern
Portion of North Dakota.
STORM-SWEPT DISTRICT IS DESOLATE
Communication la Cat Off, bat It Is
Known the Tornado Was Sever
ad Laid Low Many Homes
ad Business Hoases.
ST. PAUL, July 15. Tremendous damage
and It Is thought, great loss of life was
across the northeastern portion of North
Dakota. Three towns according to the mea
ger reports which were obtainable at mid
night were totally wiped out. 1
Telegraph lines were wrecked and there
Is no communication with the section of
th whrf h m8t " ud.e7a'tV
tlon Is thought to have been wrought by the
The first intimation of the seriousness of
the storm csme at 8 o'clock when the Great
Northern and Northern Pacific telegraph
line in the storm district were suddenly
disabled. A few moments later communi
cation west of Fargo on the Great Northern-
and west of Ulen on the Northern Pacific
was absolutely cut off.
Telephone line suffered the same dis
turbance, and from the office at midnight it
was impossible to reach further than Fargo.
The little town of Borup on the St. Vincent
line of, the Great Northern is an absolute
wreck. The final report last night was that
the entire town was wiped out and hardly
a structure' of any sort left standing. This
came from a plucky Great Northern tele
graph operator, who after his station office
had been laid flat saved his Instrument
from the wreck, and tapped the wire at
the nearest available point. He also re
ported the razing of a hamlet some mile
distant, with the destruction of a large
amount of property. The report from
Borup came in soon after the storm struck
and contained no Information aa to the
Other Towns Destroyed.
With the report from the St. Vincent
branch came reports that the town of El
dorado,'' seven miles from Frsnd Fork
and Thompson, between Grand Forks and
Larlmora, had been destroyed. At Thomp
son the Great Northern station He a con
fused mas of wreckage directly across the
main -fine. Store and residence are In
ruin and the main portion of the town is
wipd out. Th population 1 about 200.
Mere fragment of information came
from Eldorado, but these Indicate the de
struction of that town of about 250 people.
Neither of the reports from Thompson or
Eldorado speak of loss of life. This 1
partially accounted for by the fact that
they were . sent before new could have
been received from the outlying districts.
The reports Indicate that the cyclone de
veloped southwest of the Lake of the
Woods country and took a course down
across the northern portion of the state,
traveling toward the southwest. It path
seems to have been unusually wide, and
the effect of the storm outside Its primary
line unusually severe. The devastation of
misto irldaly pnratd imlnts indicate, ap
parently, a torm of unusual violence.
The Northern Paclflo at midnight wa
unable to gain the (lightest information
over its wires from the storm district.
At Winnipeg Junction a tock train wa
blown completely from the track, out
whether or not the crew escaped could uot
Linemen and relief trains have been
started for the, stricken district, but It
will probably bo soma hour before de
tails can be received.
FARGO. N. D.. July 15. Passengers ar
riving hero on a delayed Great Northern
train report two churches, an elevator and
tho depot dostroyed at Thompson ny io
day'a storm. Telegraph poles are down
from Merrlfleld to south of Thompson.
The track of the storm extended for thlr
teen miles along the railway. Many farm
building ar reported down
MISSISSIPPI NOW THE DANGER
Manv Thousand Acre of Corn ln-
, der Water nnd More
KEOKUK. Ia.. July 15. Th flood danger
ba been transferred from the De Molne
valley to the Mississippi low lands In Mis
souri. Th De Molne river, after a fur
ther rise ot twenty inches, is stationary
this evening. . The Mississippi rose a foot
and a half in twelve hour today above th
mouth of the De Moines river, partly
caused by a sudJen rise in the Skunk river.
thirty mile above.
Observer Gosewlsch of the Keokuk
weather bureau station this evening sent
out warning to all point down tha Mis
sissippi river that the river will get near
th danger line. A rise of only a foot and
a half mora will flood several hundred
square mile of Missouri corn fields, now
covered with the finest crop ever seen, and
danser ot this is great and imminent. The
danger Is all south of Keokuk.
St. Loul end St. Paul trains on th Bur
llngton rout are running through water
with elevated fir boxes.
Advices tonight from down the Missis
sippi river report tbe water lapping the
low lands on the Missouri side and territory
many miles ta extent and including large
corn fields is already flooded. Th danger
line I already reached ther and th rise
coming from hsre will cause havoc to many
thousands ot acre.
A careful estimate places th damage
caused by the De Molne river flood s
$60,000 In this immediate vicinity. Th
damage up the De Molne river run into
hundred of thousand ot dollar. Th In
habitant at Belfast, fifteen mile up the
De Molne rtver, were compelled to flee to
MISSOURI VALLEY, la.. July 15. (Sp.
cial.) Report from all directions In this
vicinity ar to th effect that the flood
water are subsiding rapidly. Tha cropa on
tha bottom land near hsre will be very
poor, while a good yield is indicated on tbe
hill farma. The water which ha flooded
th western part of this city Is going down
rapidly and th inhabitants of that vlcln
lty ar preparing to mov back to thel
home. Report from tha district south
west of ber show that the water I grad
To Make Tonr at Conflrntntlon.
SIOUX CITT. Ia.. July 15. (Special.) Rt.
Rev. Blahop P. J. Garrlgan la making ar
rangemnta to tour th dloce to sdmlnis
ter ths sacrament ot confirmation. Blahop
Garrlgan administered confirmation for th
first time sine his installation last Sunday
to a class at Epiphany cathedral. Th firs
place visited will b Danbury, Sloan and
Ballx, all near Sioux City, after which he
will visit various other places la to dlo
SHELVE THE CANAL MATTER
to Re Muoje Tbla
WASHINGTON. July 1 A definite ar
rangement which will shelve the Panama
canal matter In its diplomatic phase until
the return of Secretary Hay from hi well
earned summer vacation, It I believed, will
be, effected before the end of the present
week. While Mr. Cromwell of the Panama
company ha been busy engaged in ques
tions dealing with the clearance of title,
Senor Concha, th Colombian' minister, and
his secretary have been informing the
Colombian government as to th stat of
There are a number of Questions hinging
on the question of sovereignty which must
be reconciled, and Senor .Concha has sent
several cablegrams to Bogota explaining to
the officials there the nature of the modifica
tion which must be mad in the treaty
before It can be finally presented for signa
ture. A reply to these communications is
expected by the minister before the end of
the week, a cable communication between
Washington and the Colombian capital ha
been exceedingly good of late. The minister
to the nrono
and thes tTJS Zttttr ulm
.t . . - . .. i
ln" p"p U" r"'
tbe known temper of tbe American congress
and that of the Colombian legislature must
be taken Into consideration and reconciled
as fast as possible. It is believed that the
United States government will profit by its
unpleasant experience with the Danish
West Indian treaty and hold that the canal
convention must be ratified by Colombia
Instead of the United States. This ratifies
tlon requires a majority vote from both
house of the legislature.
The modifications of the treaty are 1m
portant ones, as they touch the point of
sovereignty over the canal strip and are not
to be settled without mature consideration,
Th. rninmhi.n ..rirr of .tot. has ner-
nnnllv rnn.r.f ,,lad Senor Concha and
Mr. Herron on the excellence of the treaty
n - I
tr..n hv h.. nffloiala. and while this Is
only an Individual view, still it carries
weight, coming as it does from such an
Important member of the Colombian cabl
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
VVCdlCni flflM I lt.no Ml VHrilrtUI
Chances In the Postal Service and
Order of Interest to
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, July 15. (Special .Tele
gram.) Postmaster appointed-: , R. E
Blackwell, vice Lillian Boardman, removed,
Waukon Junction, Allamakee county, Ia.;
V. Holecek, vice J. W. Racely, resigned,
Sparta, Knox county, Neb.
A postofllce has been established at
Clsyton, Hutchinson county, S. D., with
George B. Achner as postmaster.
Tbe comptroller of currency has au
thorlsei , the following national bank to
begin business: Hot Springs National
k.niT w Kriri" . b n with toKnnne.n
bank. Hot Springs, 8. D., with 125,000 cap- I
Ital; E. S. Kelly is prestlent and W. W.
Stewart cashier. First ! ttionsl bank ot
Meeteetse, Wyo., with rl 0 capital; W.
T. Hogg is president aiY TV. Dean. Hays
Reserve agents approved: 'First National
bank of Chicago, for First National bank
of Pocahontas; Natlcmal Bank of North
America ot Chicago, for First National
bank of Rockwell City; Drovers' National
bank of Chicago, for Live Stock National
bank of Sioux City.
E. A. Rlsdon has been appointed substl- J
tute letter carrier at Sioux Falls, S. D.
CHARGES AGAINST Y0W FALSE
Claim that Chinese Official nt Ban
Frnnelaeo 1 Gnllty of Grave
Faults Hot Justifiable.
WASHINGTON, July 16. It 1 learned
here that the charge embodied in a petl
tlon to Mr. Wu. the Chinese minister, made
soma time ago against Ho Tow, the Chinese
consul general at San Francisco, entirely
failed of substantiation. The charges al
lege grave faulta ln the Chinese official'
administration of affairs at San Francisco,
and they also touched him in a personal ca
paclty. They were ostensibly from th pow
erful Six Companies, and Minister Wu Im
mediately instituted an Investigation, send
lng Shen Tung aud Chung Mun-Tew, sec
retarle ot legation, to San Francisco. In
the presence of these two officials of the
egatlon representatives of the Six Com-
pante denied that the petition had ema -
nated from their organization. It appeared
that th petition wa a clever forgery and
the matter was dropped. Consul General
Ho Yow I s brotber-ln-law of Minister Wu.
MR. BRYAN WILL BE THERE
Ifebraakan to Make an Address
Hew Esslssd Democratic
nrwinv 1uW 'ik Tha Kw Vn1.nA
Democratic League ha issued a circular
letter concerning tha banquet to be given
at Nantasket Beach July 25. The letter
says that Hon. William J. Bryan of Ne-
York, Senator Edward W. Carmack of Ten-
nrnasa r- f l ri n (i u ni m nnsnnrn r masr
nessee and Senator josepn w. Bailey of
Texas will speak. Hon. P. A. Collins, mayor
of Boston, will preside. The meeting will
mark tbe opening of the congressional cam
paign In New England.
REPUBLICANS FINISH WORK
Judicial State Convention at Jonlla,
Missouri, Makes Mom.
JOPLIN, Mo., July 15. The republics
state Judicial convention, to complete the
licxec named at jeuoreou vuj, louay maae
tbe following nominations;
For Justices of the supreme court Moses
Whybark of Balllnger county, Henry Lamb
of Pattis, Edward Htgbee of Schuyler.
For Judge of the St. Louie court of ap
peal Edward C. Elliott of St. Loul.
Th resolution (Imply endorse the Phila
delphia and Jefferson City platforms.
To Close Mapelton Saloons.
ONAWA, Is., July 15. (Special Tele
gram.) Application ot A- W. Wright for
temporary injunction against W. R. and
Hugh Rogere. L. Wilhelm and H. F. Cook
and their respective, places ot business was
mad thla afternoon ln the district court of
Monona county. Th parties mentioned
eomprls all the saloon keepers of Msnle.
ton, who ar claimed to hav violated th
low mulct law ln conducting their busi
ness. Judge Oliver made an order fixing
Friday, July 18, at the courthouse In On
wa. at 10:30 s. m. as ths dat for bearing
th application tor Injunction,
MORE NONUNION MEN COME
Twenty-riye Workmen Added to Faroe in
DEFECTIONS IN THE RANKS CONTINUE
lulou Paplnc Strike Proceeds I'n-
eventfully, bnt There Is "till No
Kvldencs of Yielding; on
Twenty-five more nonunion men were in
troduced Into the Union Paclflo, shop in
Omaha yesterday and more of thos who
already there went out. Joining th
striker. It I claimed by th strikers that
there were five Insurgent.
Thus the Issue between the company and
ita former employe Is still wavering, de-
pue tne sanguine assertions ot repre-
sentatlve of the opposing faction that
in sirise is setuea ana won oy tneir re-
from an appearances tne sirme is iar
from being settled Just ss far as it was
on the day when it wa declared, and ther
U n tyiieat lndlc'tlon of lth" ,d wek'
nlng- Tbe comp"y "" cUlm" t0 b et"
tlng ,on flr1 nte wltn ,t ff"r of"
nmaiM ivj nur tn. tminii inn ma m n- i
tlve power I. etlll in good shape. From
the offlc of President Burt yesterday the
tatement came tnat tne company ws pro-
ceeding with Its business as usual and felt
no serious errect oi tne trouDie Demeen u
ana lis employes.
Regard It ns It III n IT. I
This ttit,M. i. r...,. h th. .rikr.
a Intended to convey a different Impres
sion of tho company's feeling than the ac
tual one. Tbe men still maintain that tho
company suffer every day from tbe effect
of the strike, more to its motive power, of
course, than anything else. That boiler
are getting In bad shape they say cannot
be disnuted. anrf thev rierlsra thst manv
locomotives hv. been shelved because of
serious deficiencies and are not being put
hack Into use for tha reason that there are
not enough competent men on hand to keep I
them In proper repair. The hot weather
ha given new hope to the etrlker and
offered what they consider a new means of th va'' uPon whlcn ,0 IBUch depends. Northwestern and the Illinois Central ac
strengtb. It Is held that if the weather nJ tn flme8 are shooting as high as the cepted the proposition msde upon advice o
continue around th 90 mark long hot
t . . .
driver boxes will become uch a frequent
thing a to present a most alarming situ
ation. To prevent all such accidents It la
held by the striker that normal force of
competent men are required.
Waiting- on New Shopa
The strikers are counting heavily upon
the completion of the new shops,as a prob
able solution of the pending problem.
Some, however, are confident matter will
be settled ' before that time. It 1 gen-
orally believed that the company will be
ready to offer some kind of an overture
to th. atrlkera when the, .hnns are
finished, as. It is held, it would never take
the risk of introducing an entirely new
fore ot workmen Into thee shops, and
then by that time the strike will have
been In progress such a length of time as
., . ....
IU I CUUCi L 1U U St, T1UBU1V VU I II D CUUl" I
nany to eee a ettlement brought about,
The fall and.wlntey business will have to 1
be prepared for and the strikers rely upon
Mfr-enUrnaelea. ta offer goo tpnn of
ettlement. Th officials, however, refuse
to eommlt themselves as to this. An offi-
clal high in the affairs of ths Union Pa-
clflc wa asked yesterday it the company
contemplated such a move, but he re-
fused to b drawn out upon that subject.
Machinist Are Aararreaelve.
The strikers are atlll prosecuting their
fight with vigilance.- The machinist
are the most aggressive. In order to
thoroughly and completely arouse th
sympatuy oi oiaer niacniniaia mo sec- Derore mm. The tew guards wno were i to be at aa end. All of the road had re
retary of the executlvs committee, left In the Vicinity of Auburn could not fused to accept the demands originally
Samuel Grace, yesterday aent ont cover all the Intricate" approaches from made bv the committees of the atnkara
1,009 circulars, a copy of which fol-
lows, to every local machinist organ!-
ration ln the United State. There are
Just 1,009 of these lodges. The ma-
cninisis propose to mane every enori in
aln.lB the, un"e1 "PPrt of their fellow
craftsmen in all part of ths country and
have taken this mean of preventing the
company from hiring nonunion , men. It
will be observed that the strikers are etlll
maintaining that the animus of th Union
Pacific i against union and organised
labor, which, they assert, ths company
has set out to crush.
President Burt, General Manager Dick
inson and Superintendent McKeen have re-
Peatedlr en!e(1. ccu"on and per-
T, " A ,
. J, . . ' "
I . j . " ' 1 . , .
Uv , ..D ,." H ob3eo' or de,'r "'
changing It policy." were the word of
Sample of Circular.
The circular lent 1 a follow
To Business Agents, Organisers snd Ms-
chlnlsis Everywhere. Greeting: We take
in s means or notifying you inai tne ma-
' liiuiovn wa. m Hiuiw iiaiiivaii WUMf
rany are now on strike slfic June 30.
The company Intended to Introduce the
tofore have been considered as fair men.
Since the present management has been In
I 1. Uua l.n Ih.l. aim . a awiibU I
aanisVa labor. Wenow therefore k
you to warn all men to stay away from
foe Lmon i-acmc minna. im company
rgiVieT and Tf such : come, to youf
i nniin a nn rnaav snpnaan sn ninnsT at -i vr w
un1 ,op them Pleaa advise ua im-
DOG BITES A CONGRESSMAN
Mr. Wnehter of Baltimore Defend
Little Daughter from Attack
of St. Bernard.
BALTIMORE, July 15. Congressman
Frank C. Wachter wa badly bitten in both
hand today whll heroically endeavoring
to defend bis little daughter, Hattie C.
Wachter, from the attack of a large St.
Bernard dog. The daughter wa also badly
who witnessed the on
slaught, 1 completed prostrated by th
A physician quickly cauterized the
wounda. Tbe enraged dog wa killed by a
LOOKS AFTER THE FAMILIES
tstlrs-Hssssrlas Consul Mny
mnnd Damagea from Cam
bria Steel Company,
PITTSBURG, July 15. Jacob Weln of th
Austro-Hungarlan consulate ha returned
from Johnstown, ' wher he went to look
after th Interest of th families be
reaved by tbe disaster at ths rolling mill
Mr. Weln said that no decision eould be
reached concerning 'suit against th Cam-
hrl. Rtaal Mmnm until th. hi. m. fnr th.
accident had been placed by th ooroner
CONDITION OFJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebrnsks Fair Wednedsv:
Cooler In Western Portion: Fair Thurs
day; Cooler In Eastern Portion.
S n. m...... TM
n. m 71
T a. m TM
8 n. ni . . . . . 75
O a. an 7T
1U n. ni MO
It n. m B
12 m B3
LOUISIANA OIL FIELDS AFIRE
Darlnar Heavy Electrical Storm Blase
Starts and I Dlfflrnlt
JENNINGS, La., July 15. During a heavy
electrical storm that passed over the Jen-
nln,g olI fleId todft, bolt ot n.htnlng
struck the field storsce tanks of the Jen-
nK. 0Ii company, settln them on fire.
Ths flamei gDread to the derrick of the
comnany adiolnlnc and in a short time the
derricks and tanks were destroyed. Burn-
lng streams of oil from th Unk ran in
the dir,ction 0f tne ooulee. All workmen
me Direction oi inn ooutee. ah wi
on the Held Immediately .topped
out throwing up le
Prevent a. far a. possible th. sp
. ... m . . , . . .
ni i tie nro. in a soon i me. nowever. an-
other Unk h,d broken ,00.e a the wlnd
ha(, iTlytn the fl4meg ,nt), the aerrck, of
the Bouthern, Northern and Crescent Oil
companleBi but they In some manner ee-
caped destruction. The fire Is still raging
tonlsht and the safety of the field depends
on tbe strength of Jennings No. X. The oil
ls leaking around thla Unk, and together
wna mo kb ia uurums iiBrcnj, .euuiuB .
blaze high Into the air and the entire field
Workmen are now engaged in removing
lue .aerr,CRB l ln" remaining companies
a" burying tne mouths ort ne wen under
" l",,,u - i
A special train bearing experts has been
asked for and they will be taken to the
I.U Isn n..a.lnn. ss ni a lalna I
ucm l." -" " ....u.us
property irora uesucvioa as soon a- mey
arrive from Beaumont
JENNINGS, La., July 16. 1 a. m. The
lire ha burned all of the packing out of
" V10"" at tne top or tne
nine will burn off and the f.amee will
PP "r off. nd ' ltam" , w
spread to the derrick and th adjoining
BODY OF MERRILL IS FOUND
Story Told by Convict Trncy of Duel
, KAa..H f gn. I
SEATTLE. Wash., July 15. A special from
Chehalia says: The body of David Merrill,
wno escaped rrom the Oregon penitentiary
with Harry Tracy on June 9. has been
A bullet wound in the back reveal the
nature of his death and tubstantlates th
atory told by Tracy about the duel In the
rorest. The remain were in a somewhat
advance .i r wnmnn.iH,u. h.. .r.
e last time tnat Merrill wa seen in
eompany with Tracy was on June S6, In
f unwain. eaayon.. wnar oth cpea their
pursuer. Later Tracy told thst he had
iea nis comrace unrairiy in a auei.
AUBURN, Wash., July 15. Tracy, the
escaped Oregon convict, has again doubled
on b'8 tracks. He was een on a road
I "ear the Muckleshoot reservation by aa
maian coy. tit was also seen py Henry
While Tracy was stealing by old roada
and trails back from Enumclaw, tha blood-
hound wer on a Stampede to Palmer
Junction. The outlaw had an open field
Th territory that Tracy covered ws
phenomeral, and when he reached the aid
0f Muckleshoot he wa undoubtedly too
I latlsued to continue further, uotnerwise
nothing lay ln his way toward Seattle.
PRESIDENT WITHOUT SCRIBE
Receives on Mayflower While Cortel.
yon Goes to Washington to Ar-
ransre for Roosevelt' Trip.
OYSTER BAY, N. Y.. July 15. President
Roosevelt passed a quiet day at hi Sag-
more hlll home An nctdeiit ot the aft-
ernoon was a reception and tea given
on the official yacht Mayflower by Mrs.
Rooevelt to th member of the St. Hilda
branch of the Ladle' auxiliary of ChrUt
r-i i v
Shortly after noon today Secretary Cor-
telyou left for Washington. He expects to
be absent from Oyster Bay for a month.
While ln Washington he will complete ar-
ransement with the local committees of
v.rlus cities the preeldent , will visit on
I . . . . , . . .
" tugiauu auu ooriiwnina trip auu
with the railroad companies. He also will
4 P" J1 Will contracts ln eon-
nectlon with the assassination ot President
I MrKlnlev. Including those of the surreons
who attended him. A bulk amount of $45,
000 wa appropriated recently by congress
for th payment of these expenses.
Mr. Cortelyou at th request ot the preel-
i a.nt w s ni r a a i i snfliini m r m w n
reury of the treasury wllj honor hi requl-
OFFICERS SECURE WATSON
AlleaTed lows Murderer of Little Ctrl
4 Caught at Welaer,
BOISE. Idaho. July 15.-L Watson wa.
,.. w.ir .. . k.,,.
rape an(1 murder in tb second degree, the
crime having been committed at Athlesten,
Taylor county, Iowa.
The victim wa a l-yer-oId girl named
Jcnklns. Sheriff McOlnnl of Taylor county
is hero awaiting tbe arrival of requisition
FOUR KILLED IN A MINE
Blast of Dynamite Cnuses Accident
In On of tho Mines Nenr
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., July 15. A blast of
dynamlt caused an. explosion ln No. 4
mine of th Berwlnd-Whlt company at
Wtnber, Pa, about noon today, killing tour
men and Injuring many others.
No. 4 mln 1 about seven mile from
th mill creek, entrsnce of th rolling mill
mln, where th terrible explosion occurred
Movements of Ocean Vessels July ID.
At Rotterdam Arrived-Potsdam, from
At Ulasgow Arrived rurnsssis, ironi
J Anriwerp--Arrtvdr-ZUnU, from. N
Agreement Beached Between Fonr Bail
roada and Their Emplejea.
EXPECTED TO RETURN TO WORK TODAY
Soma of Moat Radical Way Befait, bnt
Their Influence ia Small.
TEAMSTERS ORDERED BACK TO FLACES
Pouiblethat Oflloera "Will Kot Bo Obeyed
Unleti Strike Ends.
NEITHER SIDE CLAIMING A VICTORY
Freight Handlers Given hn Oa
Point tor Which Ther ConteatoC,
While Their Union 1
CHICAGO, July 15. With agreements
reached between four railroads and their
employe, the great strike of freight han
dler and teamsters that has paralysed th
Industrie of Chicago tor a week I appar-
A meJorlty of the etrlker.
are expected to return to work tomorrow.
Some of the radical unionists may refuse
to accept tbe terms accepted by the repre
sentative committee, but apparently they
will be able to wield but little influence with
the majority ot the strikers. A mas meet
,ha ,,-i.ht handlers has he.n Miied
for tomorrow and upon the action Uken
-t th, meeting will depend the attitude o!
ths strlklnr emtem Their notlnn.l
president. Al Toung. ordered them back ta
work tomorrow, but If the freight handler
refuse to declare th trlke off officially.
some oi tne icamsie- may reiuse to worn.
it is conceded that toelf officer exercise
little absolute authority.
fTW m II M a w a x -
1UB loUr muroaas mat ouierea into agrss
meats wltn meir men lonigni were
the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern, tha
Chicago Northwestern, the Nickel Plat
and the Illinois Central. Of the four th
tne te.msi.r. oo.ro o, arnurauon.
Nickel Plate and Lake Shore ucceeded in
getting their men to aign tha seals pre-
ented by the road July 1.
Consequently neither the freight handlers
nor ,h0 cla,m v,ctory- Aa tn
employes or tne lsk enore were tne nret
to sign, however, the railroad srs express-
tug iup aifaieab Hiivmvuuu vvvr uio Dims
In the strike.
The freight handler return to work with
out having obtained recognition lot their
union, time and a half for overtime or th
abolishment of the probation period. On
"e lu isn nauuiers nav
obtained Increase in pay, th smallest
Increase being 35 cent per day gained by
Break, bnt Hot mm Kndlnsr.
While the signing ef th agreement
breaks th strike It doe not end It. It'
is itill in progress so far a twenty ot th
twenty-tour railroads In tho city ar con-
corned. President Cuvran and a few of
his upporters sr still unreconciled and
stat that they will not recogsU any of
The fact remains, however, that a ma
Jorlty of the freight handlers ar seem-
ingly tired of the strike and esger to re-
turn to work. It 1 probable that they will
be given an opportunity to do ao tomorrow.
for all the railroads are ready and even
I easer to sicn asreements similar to that
obtained by the employes of the Lako
I Shore & Michigan Southern railroad,
I Thla agreement waa aimed tonlaht after
I all hope of a break in the strlk appeared
whirh h.. it. .. i. v.
ln,. Business men were meeting anl A..
terminlng to deliver freight under police
protection tomorrow. Mayor Harrison had
called a conference of railroad officials,
striker and labor leader for tomorrow
morning. Manufacturers and merchant
wer declaring that unless ths police could
afford protection to driver th militia
ahould be ordered out, and the strlk sit
uation appeared to be more serious than
It ever had been before.
While affair war thus apparently
reaching a crisis, several of the commit
tees appointed by th freight handler had
accepted invitation Issued by som ef th
railroad manager to return and enter into
a discussion of the strlk sutuatlon. Ia six
of the offices, those of ths Michigan Cen-
I tral, the Wisconsin Central, the Illinois
Central, the Lake Shore Michigan South-
em, the Nickel Plat and the Chicago A
Northwestern, the conferences wer in
The executive committee of the Freight
Handlers' union was meeting with a com
mittee of official of tha teamsters' unions,
who wer attempting to compel them to
settle Uw strike. Chairman Job of the
Bute Board of Arbitration was still en
deavoring to bring the railroad offlolaJ snd
th striker together. f
Then came tbe unexpected announce
ment that a committee of the employes of
the Lake Shore ic Michigan Southern road
had accepted the acale offered by th rail
roads on July 1. For a Urn the officer
of the Freight Handlers' union refused to
be' lev th new of lb, signing of th
agreement with the Lak Shore. Th com
mittee which signed the agreement failed
to report back at union headquarters.
Gradually, however, the striker beeam
convinced of th authenticity of th report
of agreement. A meeting of the men wa
called by President Currsn. He ddrsed
th meB 'old vthat
Q, liriA was iu.u civ iuiuiui(f mem mil
. trlk wa lot.
tDe teamster' officer bsd order. their
men back to work and snnr.r c4 that
lnB' wer "spou.ioie mr ins .-.iuie oi
lna u-1- " ,nen lne mto P-
at the meeting to eland by him and an
nounced that he would try to maintain
th battle. Whll th meeting wa in
progress the committee which had visited
th Chicago & Northwestern official re
norted. Thy declared that th Chicago ft
Northwetrn would pay 17 cents per1
hour to trucker, ao sway wun in prooa-
tlonary period and pay straight time for
overtime. Thla wa what th commute
had asked for, and th scquleaoenc ot th
official wa considered a victory. Preel
dent Currsn put the question of wsges to
a vot and tbe 17 H cents an hour wa c-
Two meetings of the freight handlers wer
to be held tonight, snd before the meeting
had been convened th Vvlckel Plate and
th Illinois Central had atgnd. Th former
made an agreement similar with that of
ths Lak Shore, the latter en Identical
with that ot th Northwestern. Notice of
the agreement wer imparted to the
strikers at th two meeting and there wa
coniiderabl grumbling. Tbey declared
that ther wa a conspiracy to break ta
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