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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
Itriklng Tnight Handler Take Their Old
Flaoei with Railroad.
ImmenM Quantities of Freight Bushed Out
bj the Wholetal Iferchanta.
Strike Expensive to Them, Eitimated Oott
Being $10,000,00a
hfrn Muy Now Aslt the Maircri
Tkrcmh Committees tor the Con
eosslon They Hoped to
Obtain by Striking;.
CHICAOO. July 16. Renawed activity on
the part of Chicago business men followed
ths lettlomeot of the freight handlers' and
the teamsters' strike today and at the close
of business hours tonight thousands of
tons of freight had been sent to and from
the varloua freight depots. Every one of
the 24,000 strikers who could obtain employ
ment had returned to work by 1 o'clock
In the afternoon. The strike, It Is esti
mated, coat the business men of Chicago
(10,000,000 and In order to guard against a
contingency In the future tbey are prepar
ing to Inaugurate an educational campaign
In opposition to the sympathetic strike.
The labor unions will be asked to forego
the use of this Impotent weapon. Business
Interests which suffered during the strike
Will Join in pledging themselves. It ta said.
Sot to. sign union agreement which do not
' guard them against these strikes.
On the other band the labor uniona are
fighting to secure the right to abrogate
agreements for the purpose of ordering
sympathetic atrikea.
The freight handlers blame the national
effloers of the teamsters for the loss of
the strike. Tbey declare that' the strike
hows the necessity for incorporating In
11 agreements . a reservation which will
permit strikes.
Arbitration Canaes Settlement.
' Credit for the settlement rests with the
State Board of Arbitration. It was the adop
tlon of the suggestion of that board which
.led to the action of the freight handlers'
union in declaring the struggle with the
railroads at an end.
At the same time it is probable that even
sad the atate board not made Its sugges
tions, the fight would have been practically
over tomorrow, aa the majority of the
freight handlers had returned to their work
before the mass meeting at which the atrlke
was called off officially had convened. It
was a knowledge of this fact that had much
to do with the action taken by the union.
However, the proposition mad by the State
i Board of Arbitration enabled the'' freight
handlers to retire graoefully from the field.
i After ten day of strife the Chicago
freight handler' .atrlke -terminated today
In an unqualified victory for the railroad.
A meeting of the strikers, presided over by
.President Curran, resulted In aa almoat
unanimous vote to return to work, leaving
the wag scale and other questions tor
settlement between the men and their re
apectlvo roads.
At th conclusion Of the meeting the
strikers went by hundred to the ware
house to apply for their old positions, and
the teamsters who have remained out in
sympathy again took up their reins. By
soon immense quantities of freight which
had been held back for daya was being
rushed to the ratlroada or taken from ware
house and cars. Where stagnation had
ruled, oommercial activity again reigned.
Chicago merchant express unbounded re
lief at th termination of hostilities, but
they are scarcely less happy than the men
themselves, although the strike 1 est!
seated to have cost them 110,000,000, to say
rothlng of th trade that had been per
manently lost to them.
. Hall Crowded to Vocation.
Th little hall where the meeting of th
striker took place was Jammed to suffoca
tion and thousands were unable to effect
an entrance. It waa a brief mHn ni
long enough for an angry speech by Curran
nun me vote wnicn followed.
Mr. Curran, In th course of hi ad
dress to the men. said:
"I am going to organise th freight
u.naiers an over the country, and when
we oecrae to ngnt again it will not be
atruggl between the freight h.nrii.r.
Chicago and the railroads, hut htw.n
the fi eight handlers and the railroads all
over in country."
"Men," said Curran, "we came out Ilk
men; w have acted like men. ant
should not go back like abeep, but there
baa been treachery in our camp. Yesterday
when I was about to us th telephone the
wire got crossed and I heard one of th.
members of our executive committee talk
ing wit a railroad manager. Ha was en
eouraglng the manasrer to hold out tnr h
told him that the strike was about broken.
That is a Simple of the faith that haa been
keot With me. The officlala nf th Tniob
Drivers' union have not kant faith ith.r
and It is useless to keep up the atrlke any
longer. Ebau ws go back and ask for our
Vete is Vnaalmoaa.
In this simple form the matter waa put
to a vote and almost Immediately a great
chorus of ayea had brought to a peaceful
end one of Chicago'a most serious and
threatening labor situations. It is believed
the roads generally will allow the truckers
IT cents an hour and minor concessions
(Tinted by th proposition of July 1.
Th propoaltlea accepted by the men wa
In affect given to President Curran by th
But Board of Arbitration earlier In the
day, although the proposition in its proper
form waa not placed before the men.
The railroad manager when told of th
vote to return to work aald that wherever
possible the old men would be taken back.
A small percentage of th new men, how
over, will be retained tor a time at least.
Nowhere was th new of the settement
received with more pleasure than at the
warehouse, where thousands of men gath
ered from other point on the various roads
to take th place of striker were longing
to return to their homes. They had been
well fed and given good sleeping quarters,
but the big majority of thtra, being accus
tomed to the comfort of their homes, were
tired of "being herded."
pead an Anslons Mornlnc.
"Will today see the end of th disastrous
freight handler' strike?" Thla question
was asked In th mind of thousands of
business men this morning and all eyes
war turned t-n Wosta hall, where the
(.Continued oa Second Pag.)
Before Many fears Opening l's of
Dark Continent by Rail Mar
Become Reality.
WASHINGTON. July 16. Before many
year the world may be astonished to find
that the long fostered dream of the late
Cecil Rhode for the opening up of the
Dark Continent haa become a reality, and
that a consecutive line of steel rail will
stretch from Cairo to Cap Town. Th
Stat department made publlo today an in
teresting report on railroad development in
Africa from United State Consul Ravsndal,
at Beirut, bearing at of May 10. Th
consul aaya that b Nreement signed at
Brussela the pre. "' ''th by Robert
William with th hi. "' Belgians th
German rout waa aba no. . 'he rail
way from Cairo to the cape . ' Tied
through the Congo Free State u.
waters of the Nile. From Stanley
the upper Congo a railroad la to be .
to Mabagl on Lake Albert Nyanza, and th.
connection will supply the missing link
between the cape and Egyptian railways.
Molders from Other Conntrlea Nto Bo
Given Chance to Show What
They Can Do.
TORONTO. Ont., July !. The Interna
tional Molders' union has adopted a reso
lution providing for recognition of the
cards of members of the European mem
bers to the extent of allowing their holder
to work a sufficient length of time to
demonstrate their eligibility for member
ship in the American International union.
The convention also decided to have Its
constitution and ritual printed in languages
other than English for the benefit of th
foreign elment In American cities.
Resolutions were presented and referred
protesting against the employment of con
vict labor in the production of manufac
tured goods competing with free labor;
providing for the extension of th molders'
union to embrace machine operators; pro
posing to pledge the Ironmolders' union to
endorse the platform of the socialist labor
party and providing for affiliation with th
metal trade federation.
Offers of Money, Some from America,
for the Pnrpoeo Contlano
to B Received.
VENICE, Italy. July 18. Offera of money
to aid in rebuilding the campanile continue
to be received from abroad, including offers
from America, but ther I a disposition to
make it reconstruction a purely national
affair and to rebuild the atructure exactly
as it waa prior to the collapse without
foreign assistance. The coat la estimated
at 6.000.000 lire.
The brome gate of th Logetta of Ean
Sovlno waa found beneath th debris.
twisted and with on of th Hon broken.
Ther Is hope that the picture by Tin
toretto and others may be aaved.
Three-fourths of the piassa of San Marco
is eovered with debris and traffic ia com
pletely atopped.
Bears Journey Extremely Well and
offer Ifo Inconvenience
la Moving.
COWES, Isle of Wight, July 14. A bul
letin Issued at 11:29 o'clock this morning
Hla maleatv bnre the tnurnev frnm Tin
don to Cowra extremely well and suffered
no inconvenience in tne process or moving.
The king had a good night. His ren-
eral condition Is excellent. He is much
gratified at the change of air and scene.
His majesty had hla couch wheeled out
upon the open deck two hours yesterday
aiicruuun. iHtvr.fl.
Chaffee Coming Home.'
MANILA. July 16 General Chaffee, who
was recently relieved from his duties aa
military governor, will start for horn by
way of Sues, probably on th United State
transport McClellan, which Is due at New
Tork early in December. ,
Former Boer President Balls.
CAPETOWN. July Ex-President Steyn
of the former Orange Pre State, Mr. Steyn
and two doctors, sailed today tor Europe on
th steamer Carlsbrook Castle. Mr. Steyn
la suffering from enterlo fever.
No Prog-rcaa Mad la Controlling the
Blase at Jeaulnc,
JENNINGS, La., July The fir
which attacked the oil storage tank here
yesterday afternoon ia still uncontrolled.
No progress has been made In controlling
the flames, and If anything they are get.
ting' atronger. Late this evening the
chemical engine, which arrived from Beau
mont last night, was tried, but it did not
evn quench the Are in th small stream
that extend from the biasing pool. At
o clock four boiler had been connected
and aa many streams of steam war turned
on th fire, Jut th only apparent effejt
was to cause the fire to burn fiercer. Th
latest plan devised Is to build a wall sev
eral feet high around and a near th fir
aa th workmen can stand, and a force of
iwenty-nvc men are new at work. The
ateam pipe are then to be turned into
this levee to flood the surplus oil. out
through a ditch that is being dug. A car
load of chemicals has been ordered for this
experiment. Owing to the peculiar forma
tion of the wall the difficulty of conquer
ing u Is greater thau it otherwise would
be. The well was never completely
finished. A four-inch pipe is set in a six-
inch casing and between the two th oil is
escaping and feeding th flames. The re
maining portion of the field 1 idle.
Traveler, Exploier, Author and
Journalist Arrive la Alaska
with Party.
SEATTLE, .Wash., July K. A special to
the Times from Dawson saysn
Harry da Wlndt of Parla. traveler, ex
plorer, author, journalist and globe-trot
ter, arrived with a party from Siberia oa a
river ateamer last night. Do Wlndt'a com
panlons are Mona. Levlsomct dee Clinch
ams Belgrade of Parla, Oeorge Hardy, aa
Englishman, and Stephen Ralstorguyef, a
Russian from Yakutakat, Siberia, who the
government Insisted should accompany De
Wlndt throughout the wilds of Siberia.
De Wlndt and party left Paris December
19 and when Interviewed laat night told of
harrowing experiences with eold aad bus
ger. The party reports fatula among the
native el MjlaiaoDjaUk,
Outline! Another Plan Eelativ to the
Friar Lands.
Notes Wisdom of Some Ruasreatlous
Mad by Vatican, bat Observes
Sack Would Not Meet
tho End Desired.
ROME, July 16. At noon today Major
Porter of the Judge advocate's department
of the army at Washington personally de
livered to Cardinal Rampolla, the papal sec
retary of state, the last note of Judge Taft,
governor of the Philippine islands, on the
subject of the withdrawal of the friar
from th islands, which will presumably
end the government'a negotiations, aa Major
Porter simultaneously presented a letter
from Judge Taft asking for a farewell au
dience of th pop.
The following is, in part. Judge Taft a
note to the Vatican. It Is addressed to
Cardinal Rampolla, papal aecretary of
state, and begins thus:
In rvnlv to the two notes of your emi
nence of June 21 and July 8, I have lust
received a communication from the secre
tary of war, In precise and exhaustive
trrmi which are here reijroduced integ
rally. ' Secretary Root says he Is elad to see
by tne two notes received irom in vanc-an
that the holy see la animated by the best
Intentions to come to an undfrtandlng
with Washington about the relatione be
tween church and state In the Philippines,
that your eminence has declared tho Vati
can to be disposed to give clear and pre
cise Instructions to the friars to occupy
themselves with religion only, abstaining
entirely from politics and that the holy see
proposes to Introduce, little by little,
ecclesiastic of other nationalities, espe
cially American. Secretary Root add that
he cannot no less man acKnowiease mi
wisdom of these propositions, but that he
must observe that they would not solve the
Would Not Violate Paris Trcnty.
Th Ignited States haa no dealre to Violate
the treaty of Paris, and seeks not a forci
ble, but voluntary, withdrawal of certain
persons, who happen to be Spaniards, and
whose previous experiences In the islands
had tnrown them into antagonistic rem-1
tlons with the people and with the Catholic
laiety and native clergy, many of whom
have left their parishes and can only be
reinstated by using material force, which
the United States cannot permit. This
proves that the government of the Philip
pines has no intention to propose measures
contrary to the interests -of the Vatican,
and, in fact. Its Interest in the church. If
the question of withdrawal be left un
solved, not that the Washington govern
ment has persuaded the ecclesiastical au
thorities to see the necessity of carrying
out this step, the latter withdrawal of the
friars under order of the religious superior
could not be regarded as anything but
voluntary and would not violate the treaty
of Parts; nor could such order be regarded
as affirming or admitting any accusations
against the friars, because the American
f overnment made no such accusation. The
Inlted States did not desire the withdrawal
for Itself it was indifferent to Uie presence
of the friars but in the Interest of the
whole people of the Philippines, who were
bitterly opposed to their presence.
Dealre of Philippine People.
It was thought by the generous proposal
of a contract which would bind the Philip
pine government to certain financial ana
other obligations, to secure the much
longed for desire of the Philippine people In
the withdrawal of friars. Now that - the
vatlcsn does not see Its way clear to make
a definite withdrawal, the American gov
ernment has deemed. It wiser to recur to
the methods of settlement of the various
questions at Issue, suggested by Cardinal
Rampolla' first communication of June 21,
First, an investigation by both sides into
the possible and probable liabilities and
claims and the settlement of them by an
accredited apostolic delegate with the gov
ernor in Manila, after the conditions with
respect to the titles of the mars to the
land and the amount of claims for rental
have been presented by the representatives
of the church to the representatives of the
Philippine, government In Manila.
As to the Indemnity for the friars' lands,
your eminence has pointed out the diffi
culty of computing so ; reclpitately the
exact value, but this might be done by
examining the title deeds. The Washing
ton government will Immediately order the
general commanding the forces In the
Philippines to furnish all Indications neces
sary to ascertain what damage has been
done by the military occupation. Although
regretful that an tne questions nave not
been decided definitely, the government Is
clad to express satisfaction at the results
Secretary Root in his communication de
clares that Judge Taft'a Journey la quit
compensated for by the fact that It la pos
sible to fix general lines on which later can
be amicably resolved all the questions now
Want List of Property.
. Meanwhile, aa a preliminary, he wishes
Cardinal Rampolla to aend to the Philip
pine government four lists of the property
considered to belong to th religious
orders, comprising:
. 1. That transferred to corporation.
I. The ecclesiastical buildings occupied
by the troops, with Indications of th dam
age and compensation therefore.
I. The property before considered Span
ish crown lands, which it is desired th
American government ahould transfer to
tho church, though Washington will grant
such transfers only on condition that a
satisfactory agreement be reached oa all
other questions.
4. The charitable and educational insti
tutions which the Vatican desires to be
classed a belonging to th church.
Secretary Root conclude by instructing
Judge Taft to express to Cardinal Ram
polla hla pleasure that the visit of the
American representative haa resulted In a
broad basis for harmonious settlement,
his thanks for the courtesy shown by the
Vatican to Judge Taft and for the prompt
ness with which the Vatican haa acted, and
hla bopss that, though no specific agree
ment has been reached, the Vatican will
ultimately find it Just to do what has been
Judge Taft concluded hi not to the
Vatican thus:
"In obedience to Secretary Roet'a dis
patch, I request that th futur negotia
tions on the points raised be held In
Manila between an apostolic delegate and
the governor, after the Information sug
gested abov by Secretary Root haa been
ascertained and presented."
Object of th Demands.
WASHINGTON. July 16. A high official
of the government make the following
statement concerning th negotiations
pending ia Rome. It can be authorita
tively stated that substantially th facta
contained in this statement were cabled
to Governor Taft in the latest instructions
aa a basis of his reply to the Vatican:
In seeking through Governor Taft to
secure the peaceful removal of the friars
of th four orders from the Philippine
Islands It must be borne In mind that the
American representatives in the Philip
pine Inlands have merely been favoring
faithfully to carry out the wishes of the
people for which they feel themselves
Kcullarly bound to stand, it must always
remembered that It is not the United
States government which In any way ob
jects to the presence of the friars In the
Islands: It la the Catholic population of
those Islands. The lay Catholics almost to
a man, and practically all of the parish
frleets, are ao violently opposed to the
riora that they will not permit trwm to
come back to the parishes, and as a matter
oi tact, nolo tneir Unas in hostile posses
ston. One of the avowed objects of the
(Continued on 8cond Pag-)
On January 1 Officers Aro to B
Equipped According; to New
WASHINGTON, July 16. Whll Secre
tary Root was at Oyster Bay the president
considered and approved the report of the
army uniform board. Th order for the
new uniform will go into effect on Jan
uary 1, when officer of th army are to
be equipped according to the. new regula
tions. Officer serving In th Philippine
will be allowed to wear tho old uniform
during their servlc ther.
Among th change are the following:
The full dress coat la about the aame aa
at present, save th 'buttons are more
spreading, with ornamentation on the
sleeve and with the rank designated on
the aleeve Instead of the ahoulder knot.
The new dress coat will be what ha been
called th dress blouse. ,
A new dress uniform I provided consist
ing of a aack coat of woolen or cotton mate
rial of an olive drab color, with trousers
to match. It Is intended to provide suits
which can be worn In told weather that
are almost a duplicate of the present khaki
uniform worn In warm weather and In the
tropic. A new design' for the overcoat
1 adopted and ia th only overcoat allowed.
It Is a double breasted ulster of olive drab
woolen material. This overcoat I to re
place the old dark blue overcoat now worn.
General and staff officers are to have full
drcsa trousers with golc lac a stripe,
officers of the line we ring the present
stripe to designate the icrvlce. Breeches
are provided for all i ftcars and mon
whether mounted or dls counted, although
trousers may be worn ' hen in barracks.
Service breeches also are provided to fit
closely below the knee extending to the
top of the shoes.
The chapeau is retained for general offi
cers and officer of th staff department, to
ba worn with full drees uniform, but not to
be worn when mounted.
A new full dress cap i provided, differing
considerably from the present cap in de
sign and trimmings. Service caps also are
provided and th helmets are retained, as
also are th present campaign hats. Shoulder-straps
are to be used only on the dress
ooat. On the servlse uniform th strap
now used with the khaki uniform will be
retained. A new pattern of sabre has been
adopt! for all officer In place of th
word now in use. Russet leather legglna
are provided for all officer, to be worn
with the service uniform, but canvas leg-
gin can be worn in the field. The button
1 of a new design, to be of two size, and
Is slightly convex. It will have the coat of
arms of the United State upon It. A full
dress coat for ohicers for evening wear ha
been provided, cut swallow-tall, but other
wise much Ilk the other full dress coat.
The old drees coat for enlisted men haa
been abandoned and dress blouse substi
tuted. .-
The chevrons on the non-commissioned
officers are to be worn points up.
The order contains full and complete di
rection as to what kind of uniforms aball
ba worn upon different occasion, and also
the minor change In tho detail of the uni
form that haa been made Mr th board.
Secretary Iksw Reques to Aeoom.
ssy the Pcwsidont"a.yi JlU "' "yMli bricklayer at' work on tha Union
Western Trln. I Pacific' new shops got Into the "gam''
Western Trip.'
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON. July !. (Special Tele
gramsSecretary Shaw, who haa apent a
week with his. wife and family at Lake
Champlaln, returned to his office thta
morning. Th secretary aald he had en
Joyed hla short outing very much and
hopea later on to take a longer leave
from departmental cares. It is under
stood President Roosevelt has requested
Secretary Shaw to ao arrange the affairs
of his office that he may accompany the
president on his entire northwestern,
southern and western trip.
The only bid received at the Treasury
department for a ait for the public build
ing at Dea Moines waa that of F. M. Hub
bell of De Molne, who offer a alt lo
cated on Grand avenue. Locust and Second
streets for $150,000. The alte la 250x280
The comptroller of the currency haa ap
proved the First National bank of Omaha
and th Chase National bank of New York
as reserve agenta for the Hot Spring Na
tional bank of Hot Springs, B. D., and the
Omaha National bank of Omaha for the
First National bank of Meeteetse, Wyo.
The contract for carrying the mall from
Angora, Neb., to th railway station has
been awarded to B. E. Decker of Mallnda
and from Dexeek to Parkston, S. D., to
D. Mueller of Dexeek.
I'nlted States Is Asked to Interest
Itself tn Payment of Chlneso
WASHINGTON, July 16. Having practi
cally adjusted th question connected with
the surrender of the Chinese of the con
trol of the city of Tien Tsln, this govern
ment has been asked to Interest itself
in th settlement of the grave difficulties
growing out of ths Insistence of some of
th power upon payment of their share
of th war indemnity in gold Instead of
silver. The Chinese government Is gen
erally disturbed over this question, and as
Minister Wu has been so successful in his
other undertakings connected with the ne
gotiations, his government again has called
upon him to secure an amelioration of the
demands. The minister came early to the
State department today and - had a long
interview with Secretary Hay, in the course
of which he presented a cablegram from th
two leading membera of th Chinese court
who ar primarily In charge of th nego
tiations. Th message brings out for the
first time the fact that It la now a differ
ence of method rather than disposition
that divide ths powers, and that all seem
ready to do what they can to make It pos
sible for China to carry out Ha heavy ob
ligations. Secretary Hay etudted the mes
sage closely and will give the subject his
Immediate attention.
Men Who Robbed Denver and Rio
Grand Train Arc Being?
SAGUACHE, Colo., July 16. A rancher
who arrived from the Calvert ranch at
noon today brings new that th posse
headed by Special Agent Brown took up
the trail of th tour bandit who robbed
a Denver A Rio Orande train on Monday
at daybreak, and expected to com up with
th bandits today.
Th robber ar heading southward and
ar traveling In a leisurely manner.
Tonight Special Officer Brown returned
her and reported that all trace of the
Davr Rio Grand bandit had been lost.
Union Pacific Eu Difficulty in Keeping It
Nonunion Men.
Lay Down Their Tools and Stoat
Work Until Nonunion Employe
is Discharged from Work
on Shops.
Th Union Paclflo 1 having serious dif
ficulty In keeping the nonunion men it
bring from th east In its shop after
they arrive. In addition to the twenty
five who arrived from Chicago Tuesday,
nine other cam In yesterday, but only
aeven of them reached the interior of the
bops and four of these promised to leave
a aoon a they could.
The men were brought Into the city under
th surveillance of the company guards, aa
la usually the case, but the strikers' pick
ets also had an eye on the recruit and
laid their hands on them as well Just In
time to keep them from going Into the
company'a quarter. Pour other said they
would leave during the night.
The men who deeerted upon their ar
rival at the shops made this statement re
garding their employment by the company'a
agent in Chicago:
'W answered an advertisement In one of
the papers ther which said that boiler
makers, machinists, car repairers, palntera
and coach carpenters were wanted. We
made application for work and found that
we were consulting a repreaentatlve of the
Union Pactfio Railroad company, who
Wanted men for th shops out In this part
of the country. We were structural Iron
worker and we hired for bollermakers. The
agent asked us no questions and this aroused
our curiosity. We thought It must be that
the company was having trouble with its
men, or that It waa In pretty narrow atralta
else its agent would be more particular
about the kind of mechanics he hired.
Not Told of Strike.
"Wo Inquired If ther wa any trouble,
and were told that there waa no strike,
but that Just a few men had refused to
work because they objected to piecework.
This looked a llttl better to us and so,
aa w wer looking for something to do
for a while and had a desire to come west
anyway, we took the chance."
It la aald the company intends to send all
the coach carpenters and repairers it can
get to the Southern Pacific and stock up
on Its own system with all the bollermak
ers and machinists it can ge..
News cam to strike headquarter yes
terday morning from Armstrong, Kan., that
five men had quit the shops there and
Joined the strikers. The report saya that
the company raised the price of meal to
th men from 20 to 25 cents. Report were
received also at strike headquarters that
th machinists' helper who did not go out
the other day left the North Platte shops
Tuesday evening. This exodus Includes, It
ia aald, the three inspector in th round
house and four men In the tank gang and
probably seven oc eight helpers from the
shops proper.
Bricklayer' Quick Action,
for a short time yesterday and made thing
somewhat interesting. A nonunion brick
layer had been put to work on tha atruc
ture, as the company Is extremely anxious
to push the work, and Just aa soon as the
union men caught alght of thla man, whom
they recognised as the same fellow who
was smuggled in on them on a former
occasion, they gave th algnal and every
man laid down hla trowel and leaped
from the scaffold on a atrlke. There were
about twenty of these bricklayers and the
entire fore at work on the building, in
cluding carpenter and skylight workers,
wa about 100. Had not the bricklayers
been able to compel a settlement all this
number would have struck.
But little time was wasted in bringing
matters to an end. General Superintendent
Neff, who haa charge of the construction
for the Union Pacific company, met the
bricklayers and their foremen and within
an hour after laying down their tools the
bricklayers were back at work and the
"cab" waa off tha ground.
One condition exacted by the Invincible
bricklayer before they would return to
work was that all the work that had been
done by the nonunion man ahould be torn
down. This was promptly dons and the
entire force resumed operations, and the
remainder of the day paased off without
further trouble.
Storm Sweeps Section of North Ds.
kato, leaving" Devastation
In Its Wake.
FARGO, N. D., July 16. A section north
and south of Grand Forks wa visited by
a, terrific wind and hall storm last night,
causing great damage to telegraph and tel
ephone wire and buildings of all kinds.
At Conway, between Larlmor and Park
river, th hall waa th worst ever experi
enced, and it is feared that the damage to
crops must be serious. The storm was
noticed first at Larlmore, thirty miles north
of Grand Forks. At Thompson, south of
Grand Forks, three churches war de
molished, on house destroyed and the pas
senger depot and platform partially carried
At least 75 per cent of the telegraph pole
between Grand Forks and Thompson, four
teen miles south, wer blown down. At
Winnipeg Junction th wind struck a
freight, the caboose wa blown Into a ditch
and two trainmen Injured.
At Belmont, north of HUlsboro, the wind
destroyed th Lutheran church, which cost
$3,000, a big two-story achoolhous and th
farm residence of -Brooks brothers.
No fatalities were reported. Off railroad
and telegraph line great damage ia feared.
Minneapolis Officer Send Telegrams
la Endeavor to Locate Mls
iagr Superintendent.
MINNEAPOLIS, July 16. Sheriff Dreger
today sent telegrams to the police chiefs of
the country asking them to look out for and
apprehend Fred W. Ames, missing police
superintendent, wanted to answer an Indict
ment in connection with current municipal
corruption exposures.
Police Captala John Fltchett today was
arraigned on the charge of disorderly con
duct, preferred as a result of his conduct
ing raids of downtown resorts. - Monday
night. Though Fltchett I under sentence
for accepting a bribe, he clalma to be acting
under authority from Mayor Ames and
threatened to prosecute other officials for
Interfering with an officer. The case waa
dismissed and Fltchett is mow serving as
captala of nolle.
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Pursuit of Trnoy Mysteriously
SEATTLE, Wash.. July 16. Th only In
terest today in th Tracy hunt Ilea In tha
mysterious disappearance of Sheriff Cudl
hee, wha severed connection with his offlcs
and the outside world In general yesterday
afternoon when h vanished from th vicin
ity of Covington.
Th only development today ar th find
ing near Ravensdale of some bloody band
ages near the ashes of a freshly built camp
fire, supposedly used by Tracy. Railroad
men report having seen a mysterious armed
man hiding behind trees In that section.
TACOMA, Wash., July 16. At the Inquest
today over the body aupposed to be that of
David Merrill, the convict, four false teeth
which Merrill 1 known to have worn' are
missing. Convicts at Salem have told the
warden there that Merrill had false teeth,
and this fact wa telegraphed to the coro
ner at Chehall today.
Assaulted Young; Woman - and Mob
Saturates Him with Coal Oil,
Applying; n Match,
CLAYTON, Miss., July 17. At an early
hour this morning William Odey, a negro,
waa tied to a tree and burned. Odey had
assaulted a young woman named Virginia
Tucker. The negro waa aaturated with oil
and a match applied to th fagota piled
around him. .
Miss Tucker waa out riding In the coun
try when attacked and was so violently
pulled from a buggy by the negro that
both her lower limb wer broken. She
is at tha point of death as a result of her
injuries. The young woman'a father is
reported to have applied a match to th
fagota plied around the negro.
First Slnee His Arrival at Oyster
Bay to Be Paased In
OYSTER BAY, N. Y.. July 16. Today waa
the first really quiet time tho president
haa had at Sagamore Hill sine hi vacation
began. . No business except some brief
routine matters trora Washington, war at
tended to by ths president.
He will pass most of th day In recre
ation with Mrs. Roosevelt and th children.
Tonight R. D. Wrnn, th tennt champion
and a former member of Troop A of th
Rough Rider, and Owsn Wlster of Phila
delphia. 1h author oi Th -Virginian,"
will arrive at Sagamore Hill to spend the
night and tomorrow with tho president.
Captain of Herrlmne Fame Rescues
Miss Mny Cerf from Death
by Drowning;.
ST. LOUIS, July 16. Captain Richmond
Pearson Hobson of Merrlmao fame rescued
Miss May Cerf, a young woman well known
in St. Louis society, from drowning In the
Mississippi river today opposite the Chau
tauqua grounda near Alton, 111. Miss Cerf
was standing on the deok of a yacht and,
losing her balance, fell into the stream.
Captain Hobson, who was in swimming
nearby, at once went to the young woman'a
rescue and caught her as shs waa going
down for the second time. He conveyed
her to tha yacht, where ah waa resuscitated
with some difficulty.
Scarcity of Wnter In PIntto River
nnd Extravagant Use
Deoreases Supply.
DENVER. July 16. Scarcity of water in
the Platte river and th extravagant use
of the diminished supply have brought
Denver face to face with a water famine.
The city official bellev that only vigor
ous measures will prevent resultant epi
demics. Ths dally consumption now Is
65,000,000 gallons and th water company
says it must be reduced to 85,000,000 If
the present supply is to last until precipi
tation next fall can b reasonably ex
pected to replenish it. Cutting off water
for manufacturing and Irrigation purposes
Is contemplated.
Western Pasieagti Association Is
sues Circular Cancelling Lottee
Announcing; Withdrawn!.
CHICAOO, July 16. The Western Paasen
ger association haa Issued a circular can.
celling th letter announcing th with,
drawat of th Union Pacific from th West
era Immigration bureau. The announcement
la taken as an Indication that th differ
ences of the bureau over th Immigration
business have been adjusted at th Colorado
Springs meeting. It Is presumed that the
Santa Fe and Southern Pacific receded from
their former demands and that a compro
mise wa effected satisfactory to all.
On of tho Necessities ta Maaufnetur
of Beer Richer Than It Baa
Been for Teara.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 16. Many hop
contracts for this season's crop have been
filed in the recorder' offlcs in various
counties In the Wlllsniett valley during
th last few days. The price fixed is SO
cents per pound, which Is th highest
figure paid for bops sine 1882, when tbey
reached th phenomenal prlc of 11.10 par
Movements of Ocean Vessels July ltt,
At New York -Sailed: St. Paul, for
Southampton; Teutonic for Liverpool;
I.aurentlan. for Glasgow. Arrived: Oceanic,
from UverDool: Patricia, from Hamburg.
At Southampton Hailed: Kron Prlns
Wilhelm. from Bremen, for New Tork via
Cherbourg. Arrived: Phuaoeipnia, rrora
New York.
At Cherbourg Sailed: Kron Prlns WU
helm, from Bremen and Southampton, for
rsew yora.
At Lisa rd Passed: La Lorraine, from
New York, for Havre.
At Queenstown Arrlvsd: Saxonla, from
Boston (or Liverpool, aad croca&
Powder Uaguine in Daly-lTMt Working
at Park City Explode.
Aocidsnt Oansed by Miutr Going Into Mag
nine with Lighted Candle.
Adjacent Working Feeli Fort oftheEx
plosidh and Six Are lillad,
Many Women and Children Throne
tho Shaft House and Their
Grief 1 ritlabl to
PARK CITY. Utah. July 16. Thirty-five
miner wer killed In tha Daly-West and
Ontario mines today twenty-nine tn th
Daly-West and six In tha Ontario. Th
dead recovered from th Daly-West ars:
John M'At'Lirrn.
Dead .remaining In Daly-West:
F. M. O'NEIb.
Dead In th Ontario:
Th disaster was' the result of an ex
plosion occasioned by John Burgy, a miner,
going into on of the magaxlne of the
Daly-West with a lighted candle. Hla act
cost him hla life and tha lives of many
other miner beside. Hi body wa blown
to atom. All th other victim ar recog-
nizable, their facea being easily identified
by relative and friend.
Faco to Faea with Death.
The explosion occurred at 11 :20 . last
night and in a twinkling deadly gaa wa
being generated throughout th mine. It
crept through every tunnel ahaft and In
cline and In a very ahort space of tlmo
cores of miners found themselves fac to
face with death.
It la not known how much powder .was
exploded, but whatever amount ther wa
it went off in a terrible concussion. Tb
shock waa aomethlng terrtfle and waa
heard for a long dlatance, although It waa
nearly 2 o'clock before It wa known In
Park City, a distance of three mile.
When It 1 stated that a bora wa killed
at th mouth of th Ontario tunnel,, two
miles away, some idea of th fore of th
explosion may be had. Tha animal wa In
use at th entrant to thta part of th
mine and waa hurled against tha wall and
machinery with such violence , a to be " .
killed ' otftrtght. Two other horse were
ao billed, the. latter in th Ontario, al. ..
most aa great a dlstsnoa 1sWny-. That tb
loss of life is not for greater than It ia
seems marvelous. The work of rescuing
th Imperilled and dead waa quickly and
heroically undertaken. Men wer brought
to the surface Just aa fast as th disabled
machinery would permit. Th victim had -
to be brought up the ahaft in a one-com
partment cage, on of th eompartmanta
having been wrecked by the explosion.
In the Ontario, which la connected with
the Daly-West, six men are deed. Two of
the dead are rescuers, John McLaughlin
and John Eckstrom. The body of the lat
ter 1 still in the mine.
Judgment of Speculator 1 that
Gate Syndicate Mado Little ,
Money on Corn.
CHICAOO, July 16. Th July corn corner .
wa not much mor than an echo today,
nothing being dona In th deal ao far aa
th Harris-Gates peopl wer concerned.
It developed today that tha short are hot
all in. A few small onea began covering
at tha opening of th exchange and made
tha opening quotations somewhat erratic
between tShi cents and 66 cents. Later th
prlc settled back to 65)4 centa and eloaed .
at 66 1-8 cent.
Tb wisdom of th bull leader In aban
doning the corner two week in advanc of
lta natural termination waa shown when
the Inspection sheet waa posted showing
fresh receipt of 453 cara on Chicago aide-
tracks. Of this total 146 car wer eon
tract grada. which th leaders would hav
been obliged to take aa a means of sup
porting the July prloa. Otherwise it would
hav been bought In th open cash market
by ahorta and turned into th Harrla
Oates combination in settlement of ac
counts. There waa also 1T1 ear of th cos
tract grade "mad" in tb different 0l
Ing and drying houses, making about 600.
000 bushels of th contract grada from all
aourcea. Being out of th deal th bull
leader wer relieved of th unpleasant
necessity of taking car of tb! vast quan
tity of corn. Tb cash market waa firmer
than th day befor. though not partic
ularly brisk. Almost everybody about tha
board bad a different theory to exploit aa
to tb winning or losses of th Oat syn
dicate. A consensus of th best opinion,
however, waa that th ayndloat waa nom
inally a little ahead on lta deal aa to th
July delivery, but atood to sustain a sub
stantial loss in ths marketing of it 6,000.
000 bushel or o of cash corn which it had
been forced to accumulate. In view of this
fact and tha atrong probabilities that thla
corn cannot be profitably disposed of th
corner aa a whole 1 not looked on aa an
unqualified success.
Three Active Candidate ta tho Race
fpr Chief OIBeer of tho
DENVER, July 16. Thre hundred and
twenty-two delegate, representing thirty
two states, Canada and Mexico, ar In at
tendance at th biennial convention of tb
Ancient Order of Hibernian now In Ses
sion In this city.
Tb contest for th presidency 1 th ab
sorbing toplo. Ther are thre candidate,
John A. Ryan of Boston, Patrick O'Neill oi
Philadelphia and James B. Dolan of Byra
cus, N. T. O'Neill baa th united sup
port of th deleg atone from New Jersey an
Dalawsre, which wer the last to arrive,
having been delayed eighteen hour by rail
rpsd washouta.
Th report of th commltt on creden
tials was received and adopted at th morn
ing session of th convention and a rct
wa tha takea aatil aiUmoon.