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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
Miner in Convention Practically Decide
t Hat Walk Out
president ef Union Aunmei a Coniemtire
Attitude in Meeting.
Can Do More Good by Remaining at Work
and Aiding Financially.
ffaslat that Sympathetic Strike Should
(Bo Ordered, bat law aad Illlaola
Himbtra Thlak Different
and Act Accordingly.
INDIANAPOLIS, July IT. If tbe voice
and Influence of President Mitchell of the
.United Mint Worker prevail with the mem-
i tiera of hia organisation,, there will be do
'general strike of the organisation. The
i ebancea of euch a atep being taken now
are very remote. In hie epeech In tbe con
tention .this afternoon Mr. Mitchell ad
'vised etrongry against a atrlke and urged
that the bltuminoua mlnera continue at
work and that a system of assessment upon
r the member! of the order, which he ' out
lined, be carried Into effect aa the best
means of affording aid and support to the
: Striking anthracite men In tbe east. .
Hla recommendations, If adopted by tbe
.convention this afternoon, would have set-
'tled the entire question for which the con
ventlon was called and an Immediate ad
journment would have followed. A motion
to adopt the suggestions of President
Mitchell provoked a long debate, In which
the general sentiment was against tbe
ordering of the atrlke. The men from the
. anthracite regions finally made a request
that they be allowed to hold a caucus to
determine upon an expression of opinion as
to what they thought tbe convention should
do, and asked an adjournment of the eon
Tention for this purpose. Their request
vea granted and the adjournment taken.
.The men who were In favor of a strike were
in a decided minority in the convention.
Coaveatloa Called to Order.
The hour for calling the convention waa
10 o'clock. , At ten minutes before tba
time President Mitchell came upon tbe
TtLtfnrm and was erected with cheers. Bee
Mtirr Wilton, following close after, abared
the applause. Prompt to the second President
Mitchell brought do-vn his gavel, saying:
"The hour of 10 o'clock having arrived, the
onvMitinn will be in order." Secretary
Wilson then read the call for the convention
and President Mitchell called for the report
of the committee on credentials. The read
ing of this by Michael McTaggart of the
committee consumed much time, as me re
port contained the name of every delegate,
with a statement of tbe number of votes
possessed by each man. . -
rufi.vata Yamr.lMlt. a colored man from
Kentucky, moved the acceptance of the
report and the continuation 01 ice cum
mlttee. This waa done and the conven
tloo adjourned until 1:80 p. m.
thm rnnTAntion met In the after
en fwn av mot Inn waa made and carried that
the convention go at once Into executive
Baaatnn. Jnhn P. Reese Of lOWS mOVCO
reconsideration of the vote by which thle
action was taken. He declared secret ses
sions undesirable.
The speech of Mr. Reese tn support of
tils motion carried the day. the vote was
reconsidered and it was decided that tbe
greetings of the convention would be open
to the public
Mitchell Makes Addreea.
President Mitchell then made bis address,
which was. la part, as follows:
Gentlemen: In opening this convention I
riaam it mv rtutv to make a few prelimi
nary remarks and to suggest in a ri
of recommendations the policy which
would, in my Judgment, best protect the
Interests of the striking anthracite mine
workers and preserve unimpaired the in
tegrity of our entire organiiatton.
in determining the grave and Important
question which now confronts you nameiy,
Va artviaabliitv nf lnausruratlna- a national
suspension of coal mining -In defense of
our struggling fellow-workers in the an
thracite field of Pennsylvania it is Im
perative that you should weigh with the
fireatest possible care the momentous prob
mV with which you have to deal. Neither
passion nor prejudice should influence your
action in any particular.
I have been so closely sssoclated with
the struggles of the anthracite mine work
ers that It grieves me more than language
can express to say that my views are not
in accord with the views expressed by
some in favor of a national suspension of
coal mining. I have during all my life tn
the labor movement declared that con
tracts mutually made should during their
life be kept inviolate; anii while at times
it may appear to tbs superficial observer or
to tnose immediately concerned mai ma
vantage could bs gained by setting agree
Stent a aside, such advantage, if gained,
would in the very nature of things be tem
porary and would ultimately result In dis
aster, Because a aiarnru ui cunirivii
strikes st the very vitals of organised
labor. The effect of such action would be
' to destroy confidence, to array in open
hostility to our cause all forces of society
and to crystallise puouc sentiment in op
noaltlon to our sentiment.
Sympathetle strikes have many adherents
and the efficacy of such methods appeals
strongly to those who, being directly In
volved In trouble, do not always recognize
the eltert of tneir action on the puouc
mind, but the past history of the labor
movement teaches lessons that ahould not
be forgotten today.
Sympathetic. Strikes Fall.
As far as my knowledge goes, I do not
Know or one soiiuiy sympametio sirixe o
any magnitude which haa been successful
on the contrsry, the most conspicuous
among the sympathetic labor struggles
have resulted In ignomlnous and crushing
defeat, not only for the branch of Indus
try originally Involved, but also for the
divisions participating through aympathy.
In my judgment the United Mine Workers
should not repeat the mistakes which, like
milestones, mark the path trodden by the
laooring classes in tneir never-ending
struggle for belter and higher civilisation.
I am firm in my conviction nat the strike
in tne snmraciie nnus can and will be won
without repudiating our solemn contract
with the bituminous operators, provided
me oiiuminuua miners win riss to tne oc
caslon aud do tneir full duty by thel
struggling fellow-workers, and with thl
in mind I desire to submit, for vntin mn
slderatlon the following speclflo recora
First That the national secratarv.traaa,
urer be authorised and directed to Imme
diately appropriate fciO.euo from the funds
in the national treasury and pUoe it at the
disposal of the officers of districts No. 1. 1
. anu v.
Second That all districts, sub-district'
and local unions be appealed to to donai,
from the eurplua in their treasuries as
large amounts aa they can afford.
Third That an assessment of not leas
than II per week be levied on all members
of local unions, the amount so levied to be
collected at trie earliest possible mpmen
and forwarded to the national aecreiary
Fourth That an assessment of 2S per
cent be levied on all national, district and
sub-district officers whose salaries amount
to l per month or more.
Fifth That an appeal be made to all
American trade unions and to the general
pubito tor nnancisi assistance to carry the
Strike to a successful Issue.
Sixth That a committee be selected for
(Continued ea Third Page.)
Swedish Officer After Challenging; aa,
Aaserleaa Falls te . Appear
for Eaeeanter.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 17. A great
sensation has been caused In military cir
cles here by the conduct of Captain Arvld
Wester, who, after challenging an Amer
ican. William Casper, to fight a duel, failed
to appear at tbe spot selected for the en
The trouble arose at a performance last
lght 1n the Orand Arena palace. Wester,
who was In the full uniform of a captain
on the general staff and wearing his
decorations, disturbed tbe seance of a
mind reader. Casper, who is the manager
of the establishment, remonstrated with
the captain and demanded an apology.
This Wester refused and Casper said the
officer's conduct was ungentlemanly and
The captain then challenged the Amer
ican, who accepted and repaired to the
meeting place at S o'clock this morning
with his seconds. Including the secretary
of the United States legation, Joseph Mulr.
Wester, who was a war correspondent In
Cuba and South Africa, failed to appear
and as a consequence will undoubtedly be
forced to retire from the army. Casper
has been the recipient of many congratu
lations. Captain Wester of tbe Swedish army was
the military attache to the legation of
Sweden and Norway at Washington at the
time of the outbreak of tbe war between
the United 8tates hnd Spain. He went
through that war as he did through the
war between Turkey and Greece. He waa
attached to General Shatter's headquarters
as a foreign guest.
New Premier Prestdea at tho First
Meeting of the New
LONDON, July 17. The premier, A. J
Balfour, presided this morning In the For
eign office at the first cabinet meeting of
the new administration.
The colonial secretary, Joseph Chamber
lain, was sufficiently recovered from the
effects of the cab accident to be able to at
tend. He was pale, but otherwise showed
no signs of his Injuries.
The meeting of the cabinet gave fresh
Impetus to the reconstruction reports. The
most Interesting of these for America la
the suggestion that the duke of Marlborough
will aucceed Lord Curion of Kendleaton aa
viceroy of India, but there Is not the least
possibility of any such appointment.
It appears very doubtful If Lord Curson
will come home before the expiration of hla
term of office. As a matter of fact, thers
Is no appointment which could be offered
him. except the foreign office, which would
be a promotion from the vlceroyalty of In
dla, and there Is no Indication that Lord
Lansdowne has any Intention of retiring
Under no circumstances, however, would
the duke of Marlborough be given such an
Important post aa India, though he might
possibly succeed Earl Cadogan aa lord lieu
tenant of Ireland. All suggestions made In
regard to appointments are still of g highly
tentative) character. '
Whltelaw Reld Speaks at Liverpool
oat teaeatloa of tho Shipping
(Copyright 1904, by Press Publishing Co.)
LIVERPOOL. July 17. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Whltelaw
Reld tonight, speaking at the centenary
banquet of the American Chamber of Com
merce In Liverpool, said: "I believe that the
apprehension aroused by the recent shipping
changes have been aomewhat exaggerated.
Suppose New York should acquire control
of the Atlantic carrying trade. It does not
follow It could seek to weaken Liverpool
the port most Important to her. Even
monopolies do not thrive by abolishing
their best customers.
"Organised society abhors a monopoly
and none has been created lb this bust
ness. I think none Is desired, and I know
none could be long successful. Tbe ad
vantages of combination include steady
'I protest against such a phase ae 'com'
merclal.' We may be rivals, but net
Basilica Palladlana la Italy Bald to
Be ta Daageroaa Con
dition, i
VENICE, July 17. Having received a re
port of the dangeroue condition of tbe
famous Basilica Palladlana, at Vlnnesla,
forty miles west of Venice, the minister
of public Instruction, Btgnor Naal, has or
dered that measures tor Its preservation
be taken.
Slgnor Nasi has also ordered that tbe
square of St. Mark, In Venice, be cleared
preparatory to the rebuilding of the cam
panile. Selection will be made of all the
material of the fallen tower which It will
be possible to use again, and the work will
be conducted In such a manner as to make,
aa far as possible, the new monument,
rather a reconstruction thsn an imitation
of the old tower. The work has been
Intrusted to Architect Bone and a com
mlttee. The cable dispatch from Mayor
Low of New York, expressing aympathy
has created a most pleasant Impression
here and the mayor of Venice has sent a
personal answer to Mayor Low.
Governor of Chl-L.1 and Other Chinese
Officials Agree oa With-,
PEKIN, July 17. General Yuan 8hal-Ksl
the governor of Chl-Ll province, and the
Chinese foreign office, have decided to ac
cept the terma proposed for the with
drawal of the foreign troops from Tlen
Tsln end will so notify the ministers July
19, unless the dowager empress disapproves
of their action. - This decision will be
surprise tp tbe ministers,, who expected
the Chinese would endeavor to obtain bet
ter terma.
Was Reeeatly Strlckea with Paralysis
aad tad Comaa After a
ZANZIBAR. East Africa. July 18. Hamud
Bin Mohamed Said, sultaa of Zanxibar, who
recently was stricken with paralysis, suf
fared a relapse and died at 1 o'clock thle
All Is quiet here. The sultaa had ruled
since 18N, In which year he wae placed on
the throne by Great Britain. s
Arrangement for Purchase of Northern
Pacifio and Southern Pacifio Itock,
Traneac . ' es Road to Retire
ObllgatU Matarity at a
light- by
8abav -
NEW YORK, July 17. Tbe Union Pa
cific Railroad company announces a plan
for financing the balance of Its purchases
of Northern and Southern Pacific, shares.
A year and a half ago extensive purchases
of Northern Pacific stock were made In
the Interest of the Union Pacifio com
pany and the shares acquired were vested
In the Oregon Short Line company. They
now consist of Northern Securities stock,
for which the Northern Pacifio shares have
been exchanged.
Since that time the Union Pacifio com
pany bae also increased Its holdings of
Southern Pacific stock. The Oregon Short
Line Railway company hae created an
Issue of 4 per cent and participating
twenty-five-year gold bonds, which are to
be secured by the pledge and deposit with
the Equitable Trust company of New York,
ae trustee, of ten sharee of Northern Se
curities stock for every $1,000 face value
of bonds Issued. Tbe bonds carry i per
cent Interest, payable semi-annually, and.
beginning with the year 190. are entitled
to any dividends and Interest which may
be paid In cash during each year upon the
deposited collateral In excess of 4 per
cent upon the amount of bonds outstand
tng. The Short Line company hae the
option to redeem the bonds at 102 H and
Interest, upon any interest day, upon glv
tng at least three months' notice, the
bonds so redeemed to be drawn by lot.
The present Issue of these bonds will be
131,000,000 and holders of the preferred
and common etock of the Union Pacifio
Railway company, of record on August 1,
have the privilege of subscribing to those
bonds at 90 and Interest to the extent
oT B0 per cent of the par value of their
etock. Arrangements have been made for
the sale of such bonds as are not taken
by the stockholders. Subscriptions must
be made before the cloee of business Au
gust 15, and accompanied by the payment
of $450 for each bond. The balance duo
must be paid on or before September 15
Holders who desire to anticipate the sec
ond payments will be allowed a discount
of $1.(6 per bond.
This transaction completes the purchase or
Northern Pacifio and Southern Pacific stock
without Increasing the bonded obligations
of the Union Pacific company or Its capital
account, and leaves the company In a po
altlon to retire obligations before ma.
turlty at a Blight premium. The- rights to
subscribe to the new bonds are estimated
to be worth little over 1 per cent to
Union Pacifio stockholders. This calcula
tion Is baaed on about 97 or -eS for the new
bonds. -
Deal Said to Be oa la St. Loals
Whereby Terminal Company
Takes Control. ,
ST. LOUIS. July 1$. It was learned to
night that negotiations are pending for the
absorption by the Terminal Railroad ns
soclatlon of the St. Louis Belt and Terminal
Railway company and the Interstate Car
and Transfer company. An agreement by
which the terminal railroad Interests will
take over the Wiggins ferry property Is
practically closed. The, money considera
tion Involved amounts to mere than
Julius Walsh, president of the Terminal
association, states that the Hrst deal will
be consummated within a tew days and
that the deal is practically settled. The
Wiggins ferry matter will be finally and
formally aoted upon before the end of this
Loader of Recent Revolutionary Oat.
break la Nicaragua Iadalgea
la Talk.
PANAMA. Colombia, July 17. Manuel
Calderon, the leader of the recent revolu
tlonary outbreak In Nicaragua, la In
Panama. He Is reported to have said that
the haste of a few who took part In the
expedition which landed near Blue Fields
about ten daya ago caused the complete
failure of the movement. The statement
that the revolutionists received help from
the Colombian "government Is dented In
official circles here. The government gun
boat General Pinion, which has been pa
trolling the Atlantic coaat In order to pre
vent tbe landing of the reinforcements
which President Zelaya of Nicaragua was
to send to the Insurgent general, Herrera,
la at Chlrlqul Grande. i
The United States special service steamer
Ranger, which recently sailed from here to
Chlrlqul to protect American Interests
there, le expected to return here tomorrow,
Maalclpal Health Board Decides to
Take Forty Thoasaad to
Sabarhaa Campa.
MANILA. July 17. Ths muntclDal health
board" of Manila haa decided to remove
40,000 natlvea from tbe elume to auburban
campe in an effort to check the spread of
cholera here. The object Is to clean and
disinfect the disease centere. The csmpa
will be sanitarily conducted. Tbe munici
pality rents the grounds, builds the camps
and feeds the Indigent persons.
Aliased Marderers at Baler.
MANILA, July 17. The three Ouiterre
brothers, who are charged with the mur
der of an apprentice named Vlenville, who
waa a member of the party commanded
by Lieutenant Commander J. C. Gillmore of
the United States gunboat Yorktown, cap
tured by the Filipinos In April, 1899, hsve
arrived at Baler, Principe province, after
having evaded the military and constabu
lary for two yea re. i
Nineteen Lost la Typhoon.
MANILA, July 17. A severe typhoon
swept over the southern islands July 11
Sad 16. Tbe United States customs steamer
Shearwater waa loat off the Island of Maria
duqus. Nineteen of Its crew. Including
three Americans, were drowned.
Colored Yaata Admits Marder.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., July 17. Willie
Canon, a colored tramp, aged IB years, this
morning confessed to Chlrf of Police Aus
tin that he had recently killed a white
baby at Guernee, Ala., a negro baby at
Helena, a negro baby at Call a ta and a
negro baby in Birmingham. The body of
the last named baby has been found.
i Coroner Paris has the little negro In
hrga and Is Investigating tUa lala,
Agreement oa
Segregation of tho Ladles' .
DENVER, July 17. Bishop Thomas J.
Conaty, rector of the Catholic university
at Washington, made a statement before
the convention of the Ancient Order of
Hibernians today In regard to the deposing
of Dr. Richard Henneberry as professor
of Gaelic at the university, which prso
tlcally put an end to the agitation tor
the professor's reinstatement. The bishop
said the fact that Arblshop Ireland and
four more of the most prominent and best
beloved churchmen in the United States
were the principal sponsors for tbe Insti
tution, was an evidence to the Irish people
that It has been conducted properly. II
was the desire of the college authorities
to continue the Gaelle hair, which had
been established with $50,000 donted by
the Hibernians. Dr. Dunn was being edu
cated at the Gaelic schools In Europe for
the purpose of taking the chair. At pres
ent a Gaelic professor from Harvard col
lege, who had volunteered to teach ths
Irish language, was at work in the uni
versity. Bishop Conaty also made an address to
the Ladles' auxiliary, la which he urged
the women to follow the example of the
men In endowing a chair of Gaelic In the
university and make an appropriation to
endow a. chair In Trinity college. The
women will begin work at once to raise ths
A compromise wae made In the matter
of the segregation of the Ladles' aux
iliary. It provides for an advisory board
of women, who shall sit In Joint session
1th tbe national directory, and shall in
reality govern the auxiliary with the con
sent of the men.
At the afternoon session President John
T. Keating delivered hla report to the
convention. The announcement waa made,
however, that it would not be made public
until after its consideration by the direc
tors tomorrow.
National Seoretary Jams P. Bree made
his report. It showed that the member
ship of the Ancient Order of Hibernians In
America Is 107,577, a net Increase of 7,22
since last meeting.' The disbursements
during that time have been $930,336, and
there la now tn the treasury $1,076,018.
The membership of the Ladles' auxlllsry
is 81,876. The disbursements have been
8108.019. The balance le $51,497. There
waa no evening aeaslon.
Coaferenee Relates to New Choctaw
and Chlckaaaw Coart la
Iadlaa Territory.
OYSTER BAY, July 17. Former repre-
eentatlve Walter L Weaver of Springfield,
O., arrived here today and had a confer
ence with the president. Hs recently was
appointed one of tbe Justices of the Choc
taw. and Chickasaw citizenship court of
Indian Territory, together with Judge Spen
cer G. Adams of Greensboro, N. C, and
Judge Foote of California.- Juage Weaver
came by Invitation to discuss with the presi
dent the proposed work of. the courts. Mr,
Roosevelt ts deeply interested In the effort
to. eliminate citlcensh'.t&'Xraud'' la Indian
It Is expected that- the members of the
court will meet this week In Washington to
map out their work and to decide when and
where their sittings shall begin.
' Caspar Whitney, editor of Outtng; R, B,
Hawley, republican national committeeman
from Texas, and Regis H. Post of Bayport,
L I., were guests of the president today at
Secretary of the Navy Moody, who wae
expected at Sagamore hill today er tomor
row, will not. on account of official duties
demanding his attention at Washington,' be
able to come to Oyster Bay for ten days.
It ta announced that Senator Piatt and Gov
ernor Odell of New York will visit the presi
dent to talk over the state and national
Mr. Hawley missed his train at Long
Island City and ae he was particularly
anxious to keep his appointment with the
president chartered a special engine and
coach and made the run to Oyster Bay In
fifty minutes. He arrived at Sagamore
Hill Just as luncheon waa announced.
After luncheon the president and Mr.
Hawley had a long talk about Texaa ap
pointments and about Cuban reciprocity.
Mr. Hawley la understood to be Interested
In large sugar land holdings In Cuba. No
details of the conference were made public.
Several Boers, who have been prisoners
of war In Bermuda, arrived here tonight
and are the guests of William and Gerard
Beekman, who own a handsome country
home not far from Sagamore Hill. By ar
rangement the party. Including the Messrs.
Beekman, Commandant Snyman, Com
mandant Dewet and two or three - Boer
officers called at Sagamore Hill to pay their
respects to the president. They remained
with the president only a short time and
the Boer war was referred to only Inci
dentally. v
Committee Goea to To pelt a to Lay
Matter Before Santa Fa
TOPEKA, Kan., July 17. A large com
mittee representing the Carmens' union Is
In Topeka to present grievances to the
Santa Fe officials and probably to notify
the company of a demand for an Increase
In wages. The company Is composed of
representatives from all parte of tbe Santa
Fe system. The Carmens' union is com
posed of the men in the Santa Fe shops
who have charge of the making and repair-
I Ing of ears
It Is understood that the company will
Insist upon a compliance with the demand
for more wages, and in case of refusal will
advise a strike of the union.
Superintendent of Motive Power George
R. Henderson Is out of the city at present,
trying to settle the strike on the Gulf lines,
and the committee Is awaiting, hie return.
Professor of Orgaalo Chemistry of
Lelaad Stanford I'nlverslty lifer,
ins from Blood Poisoning.
BALTIMORE. July 17. Dr. George Mann
Richardson, professor of organic chemistry
of the Leland Stanford university, is at the
Union Protestation infirmary in this city,
suffering from blood poisoning. His condi
tloa late tonight is reported to be serious.
His family, including his wlfs and chil
dren from California and hia mother from
Bt. Louis, are in the city. LI tie hope Is
entertained for hla recovery.
Dr. Richsrdson took hla first degree at
Lehigh university In 18S( and In U30 took
tbe degree of doctor of philosophy at
Johns Hopkins. He occupied the cbalr of
organic chemistry at Lehigh for a short
time and went to the Leland Stanford uni
versity upon the establishment of that
Striken Insist that Eailroad'i Operating
Department is Impaired.
Ramor la that I'nloa Paclfta Finds It
Necessary to Take Freight
Engines to Keen fa Pas
senger Rons.
Not to be outdone by the Union Pacifio
officials who assert that the motive power
and traffic affaire of their road are unim
paired by the shopmen's strike, the strik
ers claim greater progress every day and
more power today than they have possessed
at any time since the fight began. The con
flict over the Introduction of piecework
seems to have been subordinated to a dis
pute between the contending factions as to
which Is ahead tn tbe race. Representa
tives of each faction profess to be serenely
confident of success and -Invariably meet
every report of weakness with an emphatic
Officials of the company yesterday ex
pressed greatest surprise when told of re
ports that their engine failures were In
creasing dally and that their traffic In
freight had materially declined. When In
formed of reports that the present shop
forcee were Inadequate and Incompetent to
do the work necessary to maintain the nor
mal conditions on the road they laughed.
One official even said that the company
had so many men that within a week It
probably would stop engaging new men.
Yet these reports come pot only from the
strikers, but from other sources as well.
The car accounting department of tbe
Union Pacifio Is said to be feeling the ef
fect of the strike if no other department
of tbe company Is. The statement ts made
that owing to the necessity foe using freight
engines on passenger trains, the work In
this department, whtch comprises the en
gine department, hse become extremely com
plicated, and that there is great difficulty
In keeping track of the engines.
Freight Tralna Redaced.
It Is eald that the company has at pres
ent a very much smaller number of freight
tratne In active use than at this time last
year; an estimate places the reduction at
Strikers are claiming all there Is In sight
no doubt, but they have not authorised all
tbese reports which have come from other
sources. A train which left North Platte
yesterday waa reported to have been com
pelled to return to that town after getting
but three miles out when Hs boiler "failed."
Reports similar to .this have been made
by tbe strikers frequently, and they have
as frequently been denied by the officials
at headquarters. To offset the argument
of the officials that they have enough men
to meet the demands of their shops and
that their affairs are running along ae
smoothly as If there had been no strike,
the men who are fighting against the In
troductlon of the piecework system con
tend it would be Impossible to run a rail
road So extensive with a diminished force
of newjnen in moat instancee, and Insist
that aa a matter of fact the 'strike baa had
and la having a telling effect.
The Union Pacific continues to reinforce
Its present shop forces in Omaha and other
places, having brought nonunion men Into
Omaha every day this week and sent them
Into other places as well. Twenty-one men
were Introduced Into the Omaha shops yes
terday and twenty Into the North Platte
shops. The officials say that among these
are aome very excellent mechanics. They
assert aleo- that not nearly as many of the
nonunion men imported have left the com
pany's service as reported. One official
plaoes the subtraction at about per cent,
which he considers practically nothing.
Superintendent McKeen Retarna,
Superintendent McKeen of the motive
power department of the Union Pacific re
turned yesterday from Cheyenne, where he
bad been for several days. He expressed
satisfaction with the progress of affairs
and says that out west the company Is gain
Ing strength every day.
I was Informed while at Cheyenne that
60 per -cent of the former shopmen there
had left the city in search of employment
elsewhere," eald Mr. McKeen. "The shops
are running In good order and we are suf
terlng none from the strike."
At Cheyenne last week there were 844
men employed In the shops. The officials
say this number has been exceeded by a
great many since that count was made,
The officials claim to have the sentiment
and sympathy of the people In Cheyenne
and Evanston and In fact In most every
town where they have a shop. For this
reason they profess to look upon tbe strike
now as merely perfunctory. President Burt,
it was said yesterday, received., a letter
from a business man at Evanston assuring
blm that the company had the sympathy
of that element there and that they would
not eupport or uphold the strikers. This
Information came not only from railroad
sources, but was confirmed through strikers.
who claimed to have been advised of such
a communication from Evanston.
Vice President Wilson of the machinists'
organization writes from Cheyenne that the
strikers have no cause for alarm, but may
well feel hopeful. Mr. Wilson does not
look for a prolonged fight, although be Is
preparing for one should It be necessary,
Thoasaada of Dollars Damage Is
Wrsaght by Wind aad Several
Aro Iajared.
CHICAGO, July 17. Damage estimated
at thousands of dollars was wrought to
property In various parts of Chicago to
night by a terrible wind and electric storm
whtch swept In from tbe southwest and out
over the lake. Several persons were In
jured during tbe storm. Sixty-eight miles
an hour was the velocity attained by the
wind. The highest record heretofore
gained by the wind, so far as recalled at
tbe Weather office, waa at tbe time of the
Galveston storm, end then tbe velocity
here was but four miles an hour greater
than tonight.
Make Reply to Application la Bapreme
Coart of Colorado for Disso
lution of Compaay.
DENVER, July 1$. Counsel tor . the
American 8meltlng and Refining company
today filed the company's answer to the
application of Attorney General Post for
leave to file suit in the supreme court
for ths dissolution of ths company on the
ground that It le a trust.
Tbe answer denies tbe right of the court
to take original Jur'adlctlon, declaring that
no emergency exists such as would Justify
such litigation. It denies that tbs com
pany is s trust or that publio Interests
are Injured by Its methods.
Forecast for Nebraska Showers Friday,
fouowca Dy fair and warmer Saturday.
Temaeratare at Omaha Yesterdayi
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Bodies of All the Mlaera Rescued
Emoeptlagr Oae Blown to
PARK CITY. Utah, July 17. The excite
ment attending the disaster at the Daly
West silver mine yesterday has subsided
and business has been partially resumed.
The work of rescue was resumed at a
late hour last night and the bodies of Ray
Jackman, John Eckstrom and George Rich
ardson were brought up from the 1,200-foot
level. -
At 10 o'clock today the bodies of Thomas
A. Kelly, T. H. O'Neill, John Carney and
Charles McAltnden were secured, account
ing for all in tbe Daly-West except John
Burgh, the "powder monkey," whose body
was blown to atoms.
The men overcome by gas and resuscit
ated by the physicians yfsterday are today
reported to be out of danger. The funerals
of most of the victims will be held to
morrow. The mine Is now reported to be practi
cally free from the noxious gasee. gener
ated by the explosion and the work of
exploring the damaged portion ie in prog
rsss. At the offices of the Daly-West this
morning It was stated that tbe damage
to the mine Is confined to the 1,200-foot
level, which le pretty badly shaken up,
but la not damaged to the extent of more
than a few thousand dollars. It Is ex
pected that the mine will resume opera
tions within three or tour days.
State Mine Inspeotor Thomas Is on the
ground and will make a thorough examina
tion Into the cause of the explosion and
report to the governor.
Sheriffs Poaao Closes la oa Outlaw
Tracy, bat tho Bird Haa
SEATTLE, Wash., July 17. Sheriff Cudl-
hee laet night located Harry Tracy, with
two companions, tn a lonely cabin, three-
quarters of a mile from the Junction of the
Northern Pacific's Palmer cutoff and the
Columbia ft Puget Bound rood. Cudlhee,
with six guards, waited until 10 o'clock this
morning for Tracy or either of his com
panions to come from the cabin.
Growing Impatient, the sheriff ordered an
attack upon the plaee, and the guards closed
in, firing aa they advanced. Not a sound
came from the cabin, and the guards found
It empty.
It Is. believed that the outlaws crept out
ens by one from their place of Imprison
ment during the darkest hours of the morn
Masked Mea Stop Passensrer by Piling
Up Telegraph Poles, bat
Get Nothing.
FORT WORTH, Tex., July 17. Two men
attempted to hold up a southbound Rock
Island paasenger train last night between
Saginaw and Newark, north of this city.
They placed a huge pile of telegraph poles
across the track. The engine struck the
poles and came to a etop. Two masked men
attempted to climb up Into the engine, but
Engineer Knight and Fireman Mosler
opened fire on them, driving them back.
The robbers escaped Into the underbrush
snd the train came on to Fort Worth, four
hours late. Posses are scouring the timber
near the scene.
Incorporation Papers for Dearer,
Northwestera A Paclao
Aro Filed.
DENVER, July 17. Incorporation papers
were filed today with the secretary' of state
for the Denver, Northwestern dc Pacific
Railway company, with a capital stock of
$20,000,000. The following Denver capital
ists are named as tho incorporators:
D. H. Moffat, W. S. Cheesemen, W. O.
Evans, C. G. Hughes, Jr., G. E. Roos-Lewin,
B. M. Perry and F. O. Gibson.
The object of the company Is stated to
be the construction and operation of a
railroad from Denver to San Francisco,
via Salt Lake City.
Coart lays Money Mast Bo Paid la
for Krata, Mlsslas; Bt.
ST. LOUIS, July 17. In the circuit court
today Judge Ryan ordered Oottlelb Kyer
mann, Jr., bondsman for Charlie Krats,
former member of the municipal assembly,
who is a fugitive from Justice In Mexico, to
psy 120,000, the amount of the letter's btnd.
Krats te under Indictment on the charge of
bribery In connection with street railway
franchise legislation. After Kratz left St.
Louis It developed that he secured Eyer
mann against loss en ths bond.
Baggageanaster Killed aad Thirty
Passengers Aro InJared la
MINEOLA, Tex., July 17. An eastbound
Texas ft Pacific passenger, train went
through a bridge over Sabine river, five
miles from here, today. The baggage and
mall care and two eoachea were wrecked.
Baggagemaster H. M. Peck of Marshall was
killed outright. About thirty passengere
were Injured, some seriously.
Movements of Ocean Vessels, Jnly 17c
At New York Sailed La Touralne, for
Havre; Harbarussa, (or .Bremen, via oouin
ampton. At Bagres PsssedCalabria, from Genoa,
air., for New York.
At IJverpool Arrived Saxonla, from
Rnstnn. Sailed Colonial, for Portland. Me.
Naw Knulsnd. for Boston, via Clueenalown.
At Rotterdam Sailed Staateniiara, for
Kaw York. via. Houloene 8jr Mer.
At Ulasaow Arrived Hosarlan, from
Ai Queenstown Sailed Msjestlc, for New
York, from Liverpool; Werner nl nd, for
Philadelphia, from Liverpool.
At Havre Arrived La Lorraine, from
Naar York.
At Naples Arrived Hohensollern, from
New York.
At Plymouth Arrived Pennsylvania,
from near ivra.
Germany Ottting a Foretaste of Waat
tna luture Has in Stora for It.
Old Stocks Almost Exhausted and Few
Importations Insufficient
Denmark aad Austria Hare Not Ensign
Life Cattle to Meet Demand.
Coasnl General Masoa Reports oaf
' Regalatloaa la Force aad tho
Elect It Is Hsvlag la
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, July 17. (Special Tele
gram.) Consul General Msson at Frank
fort reports to tbe 8tate department the
text of the regulations governing ths meat
Inspection laws of- Germany, which Is of
vital interest to meat packers of this
country. After a thorough discussion of
the varloua paragraphs of the bill relating
to the Importation of meats and meat
produolng animals Into Germany, Coneul
General Mason says:
"Although the principal features of the
law have long been made familiar through
consular and press reports; a brief resume
of some of Its more Important provisions,
especially those which will affect the lm- '
portatton of meats and animals, may be
of present Interest. Under paragraph IS,
fresh meats can only be Imported Id whole
carcasses. Carcasses of cattle . and hogs,
but not of calves, may be split In half,
but the halvee are to be left together and
accompanied tn all cases by the head,
lungs, heart and kidneys. Cow beef must
have tbe udder attached and carcassee of
pork must include the tongue. Excepting
hams, bacon and Intestines, no piece of
pickled, smoked, or otherwise preserved
meat weighing less than S.S pounds may
be Imported Into Germany. When to all
thle Is added " the prohibition of meats
preserved with borax or boractc acid, or
with any of several other antiseptic salts,
it will be evident that the net effect of
the new system will be to more or less
diminish the supply and increase the cost
of meats for consumption In this country. -Already
aome premonitory symptoms of
such Influence are noticed.
Meat Famine la Slarht.
"The Berliner Tageblatt makes tbe fol
lowing comment: 'Tne meat inspection
law throws Its shadow before a meat fam- .
Ine is tn eight. Old stocks of preserved
meats have beepme exhausted, and the
eountrles which formerly supplied Ger
many with meats have for the moat part ,
found other markets, and our Import of
eattlo and fresh meats is steadily dimin
ishing. Hamburg and Berlin hays thla
week enjoyed a foretaste of' what will'
happen when the meat Inspection law ,
shall have entered into full force. It oc
curred at Hamburg on Saturday, June 14,
that many butchers had no beet to aell
because Denmark had sent very tew cattle
and because the ' rest of Germany and
Austria had furnished only a meager sup
ply for part of tbe week. Berlin had to
pay on Saturday at the cattle market, for
the few available animals that were to bo
had, actual famine prices.'
George E. Roberte, director of the mint.
today reUirned to bis deak at tbe Treasury
department after spending some time at
Dea Molnee. While there he accomplished
the organization of the Leader 4c Register
company. He returned to Washington sat
isfied with his efforts, believing that Ms
assistance tn organising the company will
greatly add to the prosperity of nil con-
cerned. He will remsln In Washington
until fall, when h(s successor will prob
ably be chosen.
H. W. Chapman has been appointed post
master at Edwin, Hyde county, 8. D., vice
E. B. Hodgson, resigned.
The postmaster at South Omaha will be
allowed three additional letter carriers an
October 1.
Henry H. Hall of Seneca, 8. D., waa today
appointed to a position at the Rosebud (S.
D.) Indian school.
Secretary of War Designates Nansher
of Mea .Who May Try for Army
WASHINGTON, July 17. The secretary of
war has designated a number of man to
be ordered for examination with a view to
their appointment as second lieutenants
In the army from civil life. The list Is to
fill the vacancies existing oa the first of
July, after the assignment of ths gradu
ates from West Point and fills all vacancies
existing on that date, and completes the
army list.
Among the games eg the Hit aret Bev
erly H. Tucker, California) Charles T.
Sampson, Kansas) J. M. Cummlngs and
W. L. C. Todd, Missouri i Maurice E. Oil
more, Indian Territory; Resolve A. Palmer,
Iowa; Nicholas CampagnollI, New Mexico;
George Fleetwood, Illinois; Freak D. Per
kins, Texas i Cyrus R. Street, California;
Augustus R. Taft, Washington; .Walter D.
Shaughnessey, California; Frank L. Anders,
North Dakota; Philip G. Wrightson, Il
linois; C. N. Fsamster, Texae; Charles U.
Hauser, Kansas; G. Clay Ooedloe. Texas
David R. Oump, Missouri; Edward H.
Geary, Washington.
Attltade Assamed by General BrogsT
Coaeeralag Letter Wrlttea
to His Wife.
WASHINGTON, July 17. The Bret Official
step has been taken In tbe case ot General
Bragg, United 6tates consul general at Ha
vana. The State department has heard from
Mr. Squlera, our minister to Cuba, oa this
eubject and also has beard indirectly from
General Bragg.
It Is understood that the general takes the
ground that It is purely a personal natter
and that he Is not therefore epea to offi
cial criticism; that he had a right to say
anything hs pleased in a personal letter to
he wife, and no one bad a right to question
her respecting the publication.
Tbue it Is gathered that the general does
not either admit or deny the accuracy of
the quotations. As the matter haa bees
formally called to Mr. Squlers' attention by
tbe Cuban government It ts expected that
this reply from Oeneral Bragg will m eeat
to tbe president, who appointed him gad
who must decide his fate.