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Fhe Omaha , Daily Bee.
ESTA11L1S1IED JUNK 1J, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JULY 28, 1902.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
CONDITION IS SERIOUS
Colonial Secretary Chamberlain May Nayer
Baooyar from Accident
CRAVE RUMORS ARC NOW CURRENT
Has Ial Bacnrring Attoolci of Intermittent
v Heart Action of Late.
EXAMINED BY EMINENT SPECIALISTS
Ii forbad to Reauma WoTk in Houte of
OommoBi, u Intended.
COLONIAL PREMIERS SHOCKED AT CHANGE
public la Belnsr Prepared In a, Con
servative War for Very Serloua
Ken from Bedside of In
(Copyright by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. July 27. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Colonial
Secretary Chamberlain's condition la again
giving serious concern to bla friend and
grave ruraora are current.
The World correspondent la Informed
ttpon truetwortby authority that ever
Ince Mr. Chamberlain waa hurt In cab
Accident on July 7, he haa had recurring
.Uacka of Intermittent heart action.
The cardlae troubles are ao aerloua that
list week be waa examined by three emi
nent apeclallata In heart affection and
after a conaultatlon they forbade blm to
reaume work In the Houae of Common
laet Thursday, aa be had propoed to do.
It ta probable that the apeclallata feared
the effecta of the exciting acene which
would be certain to take place upon hie
reappearance In Parliament.
Mr. Chambsrlaln's aecretary today pub
Itshed the statement that the colonial aec
retary la "recovering more alowly than
wa expected." ' Tbia la believed to be a
conservative way of preparing the publlo
lor more aerloua newa.
' Aa the colonial appropriation are to be
discussed In the House of Commons on
Tuesday It Is a matter of extreme In
terest whether or not he will be there to
take part In the discussion.
.While heretofore the reports concerning
bla health have been encouraging. It la
certain that his apperaance Is greatly
changed. It Is said that the eolonial pre
miere who met him laat week were ahocked
when they aaw how bo had changed. t
RIOTING SCENES IN PARIS
Thousand Throng "treats aad Manr
, Fight Take Place Over Cloo.
Inst of Schools.
PARIS, July 87. The demonstration
made today In connection with Premier
Combe's orders eloalng the schools proved
quite aa much of a manlfeatatlon In sup
port of the government A In opposition
to Its antl-clerlcal measure. . ,r
The crowd, which gathered -la the Place
De le Concorde numbered 16.000 persona,
while aa many more thronged the Champa
Xlysees. ' .
The clerical and antl-clerlcal force
about equally divided the gatherings.. The
former were distinguishable by the red,
white and blue paper flowers which they
wore, while the latter sported red eglan
tines. Though many fights occurred they
never became general, nor waa any person
An Imposing force of police and mounted
municipal guards had much trouble In
keeping the mantfestanta constantly mov
ing and at tlmea they were forced to charge
to prevent the crowd becoming too dense.
On the whole the crowde were good-
featured and mainly confined themselvea to
shouting "Liberty! Liberty!" "Long live
the later!" and "We want the staters!"
To which the antl-clerlcals replied: "Vive
le republlque!" and "Down with the
priest!" The occasional appearance of a
priest waa a signal tor much hooting and
several tights were due to their presence.
A striking feature of the mantfeatatlona
waa the large number of women, many
Of them well dressed, who actively par
tlclpated. " Nor were theae all clerical In
.their sympathies, for the antl-clerlcal
women were alao out In strong force and
they occasionally made thing lively for
their clerical elater whom the police bed
aome difficulty in protecting. In one in
stance a detachment of mounted guards
bad to reaoue three well dressed wbmen
from the hands of a group of aoclallet
women who were bent on mobbing them.
DECISIVE BATTLE IMMINENT
'Engagement Betwtea Huytlea Forces
. and lafpsrters of rirals .
J PORT AU PRINCB. Haytl, July 27. A
Command of 1.000 men under General
Saint Foix Colin, military commander In
ithls district, started today to oppose Gen
ral Jean Jumeau, who. supports the can
didacy of M. Firm in. It is expected that
i decisive action will take place today.
' PARI8, July 17. A dispatch from Cape
Jlaytlen announces tbat the troops from
the department of Artibonlte, who support
M. Flrmln for the presidency of the repub
lie, hare entered Limbo and are marching
to Cape Haytlen. St. Raphael la surrounded
and Grande Rtvlere la threatened. The
troop from Port an Prince, thla dispatch
aye, have been beaten at Archabale.
KING IS UNABLE TO STAND
Edward Is Hick Batter, hat Conflned
to His Invalid'a
j ' Chair.
COWES. Isle of Wight. July 17. King
Edward la much better, but 1 not yet able
to walk or stand. . Yesterday for the Brat
time his majesty used his . new Invalid
LONDON. July 28. The Standard this
morning, referring to the health of King
Edward, expresses the opinion that his
majesty will only be able to attend the
coronation In a bath chair as an Invalid.
EMPEROR EXERCISES CARE
Posea Festivities Ordered Coslitd to
trlel Character aa Result of
Warsiaii to William.
BERLIN, July 17. Various Berlin news
papers assert that warnlnga to Emperor
William agalstt going. to Poaen. Pruaslaa
Poland, tor the army maneuvera to b
held in September, have had the effec
of causing an order to be Issued that the
feetlvttles be eon lined tq a strictly pri
vate character and tbat all wlndowa be
closed along the line of march of the pro
Ktsaloa ai P M
CHINA PRACTICALLY ACCEPTS
(nmmrrrlal Treaty Which Has Been
reading vrlth Ureal Britain Con
SHANGHAI. July 27. The draft of th
commercial treaty between Great Britain
and China has been conditionally accepted
by the Chinese government, but clause
S, dealing with the abolition of the likln.
still awalta the approval of the -Ulsh
government. This clause provide .. n
return for a aurtax equivalent 11 'if,,,
one-half tlmea the duty lettable unde. ' I
protocol of 1901, China ahalt abolish
llkln duties, stations and barriers and every
form of Internal taxation on British good,
guaranteeing them against exactions and
Other articles deal -with the registration
of trade mark, the navigation of the
Yangtse and Canton rlvera, bonded ware
house, tbe equalization of duties on junk
and steamers, facilities for drawbacka, the
establishment of a national currency, thu
revision of the mining regulations, new reg
ulations for the navigation of Inland watera,
tbe opening of Kong Mun aa a treaty port
on the West river and the appointment of
Joint commissions to settle disputes.
In article XII Great Britain agree to
relinquish her extra-territorial rights wh-n
the reform of the Chinese Judicial system
and the establishment of an effective admin
istration shall warrant so doing.
By article XIII Great Britain agrees
hereafter to participate In a joint commis
sion, If such be formed, representing China
and tbe treaty powers, with the object of
Investigating the missionary queatlon and
devising meana to secure peaceful relatione
between Christians and non-converts. Ar
ticle VIII shall become effective In Janu
ary, 1904, subject to the other powers en
tering similar agreementa, and China agrees
on the same date to open tour new treaty
porta Chang Sha, Nanking, Wan Hsten
and Wal Chou. China retains unimpaired
the right to tax salt, native opium and na
tive produce for Internal conaumptlon.
GERMAN SINGERS CONVENE
Triennial Festival of Societies Opens
la Grata and Cordiality Extended
to United States.
VIENNA. July 27. The sixth trlen-
bla! festival of German alnging aocieties
opened at Grata today. The attendance
of members from societies throughout
Austria and Germany exceeded 12,000.
JL P. Frentel of Indianapolis addressed
the gathering, bringing greetlnga from
German societies In the United States.
He said that though thousand of miles
apart the aame.aong were sung on the
banks of the Mississippi, the Missouri and
the Ohio as on the banks of the Rhine.
Mr. Frensel read verses written for the
occasion by Pedro Ilgen of St. Louts. The
speech and verses were enthusiastically
cheered. The festival will last a week
and the next meeting will be In 1905 and
will be held at Frankfort.
HARD GALE SWEEPS ENGLAND
Storm Devastation Throughout Entire
Kingdom aad Haves Wrought
... at Liege. . ' - '
LONDON. July 27. Tbe gale which pre
vailed In England Saturday caused great
destruction to crops throughout the United
Kingdom. Incoming steamers report ter
rlflo weather on the Atlantic. The rough
weather continued ' around ' the British
coaat Sunday evening and has been gen
eral throughout Europe.
A cyclone occurred at Liege and Maast
richt canal was stopped by fallen treea
and the greater portion of the crops were
Injured or destroyed. Enormous damage
was done In the town of Liege. Many
peraona were Injured in Aix la Vaaao
and Stottsberg, Prussia, by falling tiles
LEO CORDIAL TO ROOSEVELT
Pope Expresses Good Will la Letter
to President Conveyed by
ROME, July 27. The letter which Bishop
Thomas O'Oorman of Sioux Falls, 8. D.,
who left Rome yesterday, bears from the
pop to President Roosevelt, thanks the
latter for the congratulatlona and tbe gifts
preaented by him to hla holiness and begs
him to aocept in return a souvenir of the
pontiff's good will.
Ths letter . also expresses satisfaction
with the result of tbe negotiations car
rled on by Judge W. H. Taft, governor
of the Philipplnea, which his holiness
says haa augmented hla affection for the
United States. Tbe entire letter Is couched
In the most Cordial terms.
DEFEAT GOVERNMENT TROOPS
Reinforcements to President Castro
Intercepted and Driven Back
by Meadoaa'a Forces.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, B. W. I., July
27. The Venezuelan revolutionary general
Luciano Mendoza, learning that President
Castro was receiving reinforcements from
Trujlllo, state of Los Andes, awaited near
Alto de la Palma a body of these reinforce
ments 1,000 strong under command of Lso
An engagement enaued resulting in -the
defeat of the reinforcements by Mendoza's
trobpa and ths eapturs of their ammunition.
The forces ct Baptist were driven back
to Carache, state of Los Andes.
SCHWAB'S ILLNESS SLIGHT
President of Steel Corporation Aa.
.ounces Almost Whole Recovery
from Recejit Illness.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., July 27. Charlea
M. Schwab, president of tbe United Statea
Steel corporation, who Is spending a If w
days with his family at hla cottags here,
is somewhat annoyed by atories printed to
day to the effect that he waa aelaed with
a serious llloes last night. . ' '
Mr. Schwab arrived yesterday from New
York. During the evening he became sud
denly ill and the physician who baa been
attending hla family was called.
The patient remained In bed until ( about
noon today, when he arose, and after dress
ing himself sat for a whils on the porch of
hie cottage. There were ao many telegram
and personal inquiries regarding his condi
tion, however, that be aoon retired Indoors
and denied himself to newspaper reporters
and other callers.
Mr. Schwab expecta to return to hla New
York office la two or three days.
NEW YORK, July 27. Judge E. H. Gary
of the United 8tates Steel corporation re
ceived a dispatch from Preeident Charles
M. Schwab today, dated at Atlantic City,
saying he waa almost fully recovered from
hla attack of 111 net yesterday.
Mr. Schwab added that he had not been
RULE FAVORS SPECULATORS
Men of Moderate Meant Shut Oat from
, Buying Indian Lands.
CHANGE WOULD BENEFIT INDIANS, ALSO
Congressman Robinson Writes a
Pertinent Letter to the Com
mlaaloner of Indian
, ' . Affair.
"v Staff Correspondent.)
Wa . July 27. (Special.)
The com. - fier of Indian affairs has
received a u.ter from Congressman Rob
inson of Nebraska relative to the sale of
the lands of deceased Indian allottees on
the Omaha and Winnebago Indian reserve
tiona in Thurston county. Mr. Robinson
suggests that the department so amend the
rulee recently promulgated a to allow
these lands to be purchased upon the
payment of one-fourth of the purchase
price In rash at the time of sale and tbe
balance to be "laid In annual Installments,
bearing Interea" at the rate of 6 per cent
per annum. The congressman claims that
the men in tbe vicinity of the Omaha and
Winnebago reservations who desire to pur
chase some of these lands as homesteads
aw deprived of the privilege on account
of not being able to ralsn money enough
to pay the full amount of the lands In
cash, and tbat for this reason the large
real estate syndicates In the vicinity of
these reeervatlona are securing all the
valuable lands for speculative purposes,
much to the detriment of the men of mod
erate meana who desire to become actual
occupant upon the lands.
It le not known what disposition will be
made by the department of Mr. Robin
son's suggestion and none of the officials
here would express themselves on the
subject. HI letter to the commissioner
Is a follow:
Shot Ont Homesteader.
MADISON. Neh.. Jnlv SS 11 .Hnn W
A Jones, Commissioner of Indian Affairs,
Washington: Sir 1 received copies of the
rules Issued by the Department of the In
terior for the conveyance of Inherited. In
dian lands. I note by these rules that It
Is necessary for the purchaser of these
lands to pay the entire amount of the
purchase price in cash.
In the vicinity of the Omaha and Win
nebngo Indian reservations, situated In
Thurston county, Nebraska, there are a
large number of farmer who desire to
purchase some of these land for home
steads, and they are willing to pay the
luii mantel value mereror. Aa these
lands are now oulte valuable. It la diffi
cult for the ordinary buyer of moderate
means io raise tne run amount of money
In cash necessary to complete the pur
chase under the rules of the department.
Would it be possible for the department
to amend rule 8. so as to rjermtt the pur
chase of the land upon the payment of
one-iourtn or ine money down and the
balance In annual payments, to be secured
by a mortgage on the land, bearing inter
est ai me raie or or i per cent per an
num? In my Judgment this proposed amend
ment to the rule would be of benefit to
the Indians, as they would obtain1 a higher
rrice for their lands, and In event the
ndians themselves did not desire to carry
the loan secured by mortgage upon the
land, there Is at present such a demand
for Investment In flrst-clasa securities that
no difficulty would be encountered In sell
ing; the mortgage. -
Another strong point in favor of. this
manner of paying for the lands at least
for these lands is that It has proven to
be somewhat difficult to obtain the names
of all the heirs, but If the land could be
bought upon the plan suggested In this
letter, the payments to run from one to
three yeara, bearing Interest, ample time
would be given to ascertain all the heirs
before the full amount of the purchase
firlce waa paid, and In thla way any heirs
eft out on the first contract could be se
cured In their share of the price obtained
for the land and much litigation In thla
way wojldbe avoided.
Lands Are Valuable.
I do not know whether the above con
ditions will apply to other sections of the
United States where there may be In
herited Indian lands, but in this section,
especially the Omaha and Winnebago
lands, where they now command a high
price for agricultural purposes. It would
certainly be of advantage to the Indians
and would give greater satisfaction to
those who desire to purchase the land and
would result In obtaining a much higher
price for the same, could the department
see Its way clear to amend rule S, as
Aa the matter now stand, the large syn
dicate In the vicinity of the Omaha and
Winnebago reservations, who are able to
pay the full amount of the purchase price
cash down, are securing all the valuable
la ad for speculative purpose and slut
ting out those men of moderate means
who desire to purchase the land for actual
occupancy aa. homesteads for themselves
and their families.
As these lands are situated In the Third
congressional district of Nebraska, being
the district which I now have the honor
to represent, I have taken the liberty of
calllne theae matters to your attention and
ask that they receive your careful consideration.-
Very respectfully yours,
JOHN S. ROBINSON.
Get Ready for Campaign. -
September and October will be exceedingly
busy month for the spellbinders of the
cabinet. The president. It la understood,
ha quietly Intimated to his official family
that he would like to have all the speech
maker of the cablent appear on the bust
ing during the month Indicated. ' Two of
tbe members of the cabinet, however, will
be excused from making any speeches for
the very good and sufficient reason that
they cannot All tbe bill. Reference la made
to Postmaster General Payne and Secre
tary Hitchcock. Unlike his predecessor In
the Fostofflce department, Mr. Payne haa
never attempted to make a apeech of any
great length. He haa been willing to allow
the spellbinding to fall upon other shoul
ders while he looked after the more prac
tical work of organization. In which he Is a
past master. Secretary Hitchcock, too. Is
not gifted with the speech-making habit
and consequently he will be exempt from
appearing on the lecture platform. Secre
tary 8haw, whoae ability as an orator Is
country-wide and whose quaint stories and
the manner of their telling has made him a
much sought-after speaker, will begin hi
work In the Maine campaign. He has re
ceived several very pressing invitations
from friends to speak in the Pine Tree
state and has consented to appear In two
or three of the Important citlea of Maine.
Later he will join the president on his
western trip and divide time with the chief
Attorney General Knox has never made a
.political apeech, but at the peraonal re
quest of the president he la to break his
record. H will select some appropriate
occasion tor his debut on the hustings and
it Is expected will talk largely about the
trusts. His speech upon this very vital
question will undoubtedly be one of the
moet Important utterance of the cam
paign. Secretaries Hay, Root and Moody are all
brilliant talkere and they will be heard
from upon a number of occasions during
the course of the campaign.
"Tama" Jim Wilson, the-popular secre
tary of agriculture. Is also an old cam
paigner who will devote considerable of hi
time with talks to ths farmers of the
The appearance upon the etump of all
members of the president's official family
during the campaign Just opening will be a
Continued on Second Page.)
FOR RELEASE OF MINERS
Habeas Corpse Proceedings to Do
Poshed for Men Arrested Under
Judge Jsrknf Edict.
TO T..I- 4T .
INDIANAPOLIS, July '27. At the mine
workers' national headquarters It Is an
nounced today tbat no Vm he lost
In pushing the habeaa corpus proceedings
for the release of members of the organiza
tion arrested under the" edict of Judgo
Jackson of the United State diatrict court
at Parkersburg, W. Va.
Secretary Wilson today explained an
other point In tbe miners' oase on which
they will base their claim to be set tree.
According to Mr. Wilson not one of tbe
men arrested was proved to have made
any speeches. Inflammatory or otherwise,
after Judge Jackaon's restraining order was
Issued. . v
"The Injunction wai Issued on June 19,"
said Mr. Wilson, "and tbe meeting com
plained of was held the next night. 'Mother'
Jones was about the only speaker and none
of the men arrested eak. a word publicly
to the miners. The only thing proved
sgatnet them waa that they applauded the
remarks of 'Mother' Jones, They were ar
rested tbe moment the meeting was over,
so that they had no chance to speak if
they had wanted to do so. I do not see
how men can be committed to jail for such
a trivial offense as this and I believe the
habeas corpus proceedings will set them
No charges will be filed against Judge
Jaokson, Mr. Wilson said,, until the habeas
corpus suits have been decided.
Secretary Wilson was Iff national head
quarters for a short time (today. No effort
was made to attend to thV mall, however,
although many letters which were known to
contain money .had arrived. .
"We have always made .It a rule not to
transact any financial business on Sun
day," Secretary Wilson said, "and we will
not begin to do ao now,, even though It
does give us much additional work on Mon
day to make up the accounts."
SAYS STRIKERSSTAND FIRM
President Mitchell Declares Idle An
thraclte' Workers Are Deter
mined ns Ever.
WILKESBARRH, Pa., July 27. The be
ginning of tbe eleventh week of the anth
racite miner' strike finds apparently no
change In the situation, although the rumor
has been revived that an effort will be made
some day this week upon the part of
the large companies to start up one of
The companies have a sufficient number
of coal and iron policemen enlisted now
to prevent trouble should it arlss, and ail
that would be necessary to get a mine
In operation would be a sufficient number
of miners and laborer to blast the coal
and load it on the cars. No doubt plenty
of ordinary laborer - could be secured,
but It Is a question whether the requisite
number of miners could be persuaded to go
into tbe workings. '
At strike headquarters the' belief is as
strong aa ever that the operators cannot
resume and that It Is Idle talk to even
suggest such a thing. , ; ' '
President Mitchell simply Says that the
situation Is about tbe same and the strik
ers are as firm aa ever.
A great deal of telegraphing passed to
day between Wilkesbarre, Indianapolis and
the headquarter of the United Mine Work
ers In West Vlrglnie, the nature 'of which
Mr. Mitchell would not make public.
Three hundred delegates representing
the 10,000 Polish and Lithunlan miners of
tbe Lehigh valley met In convention here
today and after discussing the strike ap
pointed a committee of ten to visit New
York, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Buffalo and
other large cities and solicit aid from tbe
Polish and Lithunlan people for their coun
trymen now on strike In the anthracite
President Mitchell has consented to sit
on the board which will arbitrate tbe dif
ferences between the Scranton Electric
railway and Its employes.
IRON MOLDERS' UNION ELECTS
Names Eaecutlve Board at Meeting In
Toronto nnd Delegates
TORONTO. July 27. The convention of
the International Iron Moulders' union
closed Its sessions today. The following
were elected to the executive board: John
Bradley, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; P. Murphy,
Richmond, Va.; James H. O'Neill, Provi
dence, R. I.; George Dlgel, Memphis, Tenn.;
A. R. Mitchell. Montreal; John Loaer, Pitts
burg, and L. O'Keefe, Detroit, Mich.
The new executive board met today and
dlscuased the plan of campaign for the en
suing term and decided upon each member's
Itinerary. The officials spend their whole
time traveling in tbe Interests of the Inter
national Molders' union, reporting from
time to time to the head offices at Cincln
natl. Nearly all of the 640 delegates left
the city tonight.
HARTFORD TEAMSTERS STRIKE
Nearly Five Handred Men Will G
Ont Monday for Recogni
tion of Union.
HARTFORD, Conn., July 27. The Team
ster' union; numbering 480 men, voted to
day to atrlke tomorrow for recognition of
the union. The conference between the
teamster and the employers have been un
der dlacusslon for aome weeks. y
The teamsters asked .for an Increase In
wages as well as union recognition, and the
employers expressed a willingness to In
crease wagea Individually, but declined to
treat with the men a a union.
TO TERMINATE REVOLUTION
Negotiation to Effect Settlement of
Colombian Hostilities Being Far
aned In New York.
WASHINGTON. July 27. It is learned
here that renewed efforts are making for
an underatanding between, the Colombian
government and the revolutionary junta In
New York that will result In a termination
of the hostilities that have been in progress
for so long a time In the republic Former
attempts In this direction failed because
the government regarded tbe demands of
the junta as preposterous and refused to
accede to them. Oeneral Vargas Santos,
one of the leaders of the revolution, is now
In New York.
The scene of hostilities in Colombia la
said now to be confined to the Isthmus of
Panama, where the government haa about
7.000 trained soldiers and the revolutionists
about 4,000 men. They are all veterana In
aervlce, and a battle between the two arm
lea, It is said, would be sure to result la a
severe loss of men.
CELEBRATE OLD HOME WEEK
Nsbraikani Ira Being Handiomalj Enter
tained in Their Native Bute.
FESTIVITIES THROUGHOUT BAY STATE
Sons of Mnsaaehasetts, Many of Whom
Now Live In Nebraska, Go Home
to Sit aa Gnosis of Honor
BOSTON, July 27. (Special Telegram.)
Nebraska, including the cities of Omaha
and Lincoln, has a deep Interest in the
Initial celebration of Massachusetts "old
home week," which" opened throughout
the state today.
The reason for this Interest Is the fact
that tbe state of Nebraska has 1,500 reel
dents who are Massachusetts born, Includ
ing' many men of note and prominence In
various walks of life. For example, Prof.
Morgan Brooks of the University of Ne
braska Is a Massachusetts man, born In
Boston. Many others could be mentioned.
This Is the first observance of "old home
week" Massachusetts ha ever had and
thousands of natives of tbe "Old Bay
State'" have returned to visit their birth
places and renew old ties.
Every town within the borders of the
state has arranged a celebration In which
returning sons and daughters occupy the
place of honor on the program and It Is
probable that a the yeara pass "old home
day" will take on more significance and
importance In the life of the state.
WORK OF DRUNKEN"QUINTET
Attempt to Stop Motor Train Reanlts
in Collision, Serlonsly In
ROCHESTER, N. Y., July 27. An at
tempt by five men to wreck an Incoming
trolley car at the rifle range, a short dis
tance north of this city late tonight, re
sulted) In a rear end collision, In which
seven passengers were seriously and sev
eral others slightly Injured ana two score
The seriously Injured, all of whom reside
in Rochester, are:
Horace D. Bryan, head badly cut In be
coming jammed in a window.
Miss Nellie Rltter, back seriously in
jured. Mrs. John Haley, badly bruised.
William Brodle, back Injured.
W. P. Hamlin, back wrenched and side
Frank Farley, back sprained; condition
Joseph Webster, several painful bruises
about head and shoulders. Several others
whose names could not be learned were
Shortly before 10 o'clock car 167 left Sum-
mervllle, on Lake Ontario, bound tor the
city, crowded with passengers, with orders
not to stop at the rifle range, which is a
flag station' only. As the car approached
this point the motorman discovered an ob
struction on the track and brought his car
to a stop just In tbe nick of time.
The obstruction,-which consisted of ev-
eral lengths of picket ' fencing and other
material, had been placed on the track by
five men under the Influence of liquor, be
cause, as they said, they bad attempted to
flag other Inbound cars without success and
determined to make sure of the next at
tempt. While the crew was trying to clear the
track in order to proceed car 4S4, alao In
bound, came along at a rapid speed and
crashed Into the rear of the car ahead. The
vestibule on both cars were smashed and
tbetr ibteriors were wrecked. Most of the
Injured were caught in the wrecked ves
tibules and between broken car seats.
The police are making every effort to ap
prehend the five men who placed the ob
struction on the track. They disappeared
Immediately after the wreck and have not
yet been captured.
WINDSTORM VISITS DETROIT
Large Hoist Used to Lift and Carry
Heavy Plates Is Total
DETROIT,' July 27. Aa the result of a
terrific windstorm about 1 o'clock this aft
ernoon the large Brown hoist, used to lift
and carry heavy plates used in shipbuilding,
lies on the deck of tbe Michigan Central
car ferry at the shipyard a total wreck,
while the upper works of the car ferry are
for the most part smashed to kindling wood.
The Brown hoist Is an immense piece of
machinery which runs on a track forty feet
high and about 500 feet long. Just before
tbe storm broke the holat was safely an
chored about 400 feet up the track with
two chains. The Michigan Central car ferry
transport lay at the dock directly In front
of the Brown hoist track. When the storm
broke the chains snapped. The Immense
hoist ran to the end of the track, and jumped
thirty feet to the car ferry. The damage
Is estimated at $50,000. Other towns within
fifty miles of Detroit report considerable
damage to property, but' no lives lost.
OXFORD, Mich., July 27. The worst storm
ever known In the history of Oxford swept
over a strip of country reaching from
Thomas to Rochester, a distance of eighteen
miles, this afternoon, beginning at 1 o'clock
and lasting twenty-five minutes. In this
village several houses were unroofed. The
residence of Harry Humphrey, which was
not quite completed, was blown to the
ground. The corn crop Is levelled, while
wheat and oata are lying in a tangled mass.
Orchards are stripped of their fruit and the
losses to farmers will amount to thousands
OVER THE THEFT OF A DIME
Shooting Affray Takes Place In Louis
ville and One Man Is Dead
LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 27. A shooting
affray over tbe theft of a dime, followed
by an accident to an ambulance bearing
one of tbe victims to a hospital tonight,
reaulted in tbe death of one man aad tbe
wounding of two others. The dead man la
George Seaboldt and the wounded are
James Clark and William Seaboldt. Clark,
wbo is a machinist, sent his boy to a stors
with 10 cents, but tbe lad was held up and
robbed by one of the Seaboldts. Seaboldt
was shot through ths right lung, but it Is
not known whether his death reaulted
from the wound or from the Injuries re
ceived in the collision of the ambulance
with the street car.
, Death Reanlts from Lnwsnlt.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 27 Berry
Donahue, a justice of the peace and a
well-to-do farmer living near Luttrell,
Tenn., ahot and killed Sherman Dyer, at an
early hour this morning. Both men at
tended a dance last nlttlit and It was while
they were returning home that the tragetly
occurred. Bad feeling had existed between
them over the outcome of a lawsuit. ona
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair and Warmer
Today, with Probable Showera Tuesday.
Temperatare at Omaha Yeaterdayi
Honr. Dear. Honr. Deg.
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n. m ...... AM 4 p, m ...... 7U
9 a. m...... TO 5 p. m TH
10 a ai Tl p. m TH
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Ua T4 p. m T3
9 p. Bt TH
OPPOSE HUNGARIAN PLAN
People of Cleveland Not In Favor of
Statno of Kossnth In Pnh-
CLEVELAND, July 27. The plan of the
Hungarians of Cleveland to erect a etatoo
to their patriot, Koesuth, on the pub; to
square Is being vigorously opposed by at
leaat one other body of foreign-born peo
ple, the Slavonians. The director of pub
lic works, Salen, recently gave permission
to do so. Since then a, number of meet
ings have been held to protest against the
proposed location of tbe statue. At a
meeting today of Slavonians plana were
dlscuased to fight the matter in the courts
aud a fund of $2,000 waa pledged for legal
talent. No opposition is made to the
erection of a statue; the location Is tbe
The fact tbat the statue to Commodore
Perry, the hero of Lake Erie, occupies an
obscure poeltton in a city park was brought
forth a a good reason for not placing a
statue to Kossuth in the publlo square In
the center of the city. The Slavonians
ask assistance in their fight from other
MINE EXPLOSION IS FATAL
Combustion of Gas In Indian Terri
tory Kills Two Men and In.
1 Jnres aa Many More.
M'CURTAIN, I. T., July 27. Two men
were killed and two others seriously burned
by an explosion of gas today In one of the
Sans Bols Coal company's mines, one mile
west of here.
The names of the two injured men have
not been learned. The four men were In
the mine, 900 feet from the opening, when
the 'explosion occurred. It was followed a
moment later by another of less force. It
Is presumed the gas was Ignited by one of
Brown was the son of Bennett Brown of
Huntington, Ark., the southern manager of
the Central Coal and Coke company, and
was also a nephew of Superintendent Brown
of the Sans Bols mine..
The men were engaged in placing tim
bers to support the roof of the mine at
KILLS GIRL AND HIMSELF
Missouri Man Shoots Former Sweet
heart and Than Tarns Gna
' ' Hla' Own Way. ' "'
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 27. Charles
Weyley, aged 25, of Norwood, Mo., late
last night shot and killed Miss Josephine
Sheridan, his former sweetheart, at' her
home here, and then shot and killed him
self. Miss 8herldan and her sister were en
tertaining friends In the back yard when
Weyley rang the doorbell. Miss Sheridan
went through the houae to the front door
and almost Immediately four shots were
heard. When members of the family
reached the spot a minute later both the
girl and Weyley were dead, stretched
olde by side on tbe porch. Miss Sheridan
had been shot through the heart while the
top of Weyley's head had been torn off.
Jealousy probably prompted Weyley to
shoot Miss Sheridan and - then himself.
They had known each ottyer tor four years
and up to a month ago had been en
gaged to be married.
BRYAN SAILS FOR NEW YORK
Eminent Nebraskan Leaves Bridge
port In Yacht of Lewis
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., July 27. Willram
J. Bryan left Bridgeport late this after
noon on a yacht owned by Lewis Nixon
of New York, whose guest he will be for
the next two days.
The yacht will put into New Haven
harbor tonight and wtll cruise to the
eastward through' Long Island sound to
morrow. It is expected that on Tuesday
Mr. Bryan will land at Block Island,
where he will rest for several days.
JEWISH CHAUTAUQUA ELECTS
Natlonnl Orgaalaatlan Names Execu
tive at Meeting la Atlantlo City
' and Adjourn.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., July 27. The
Jewish Chautauqua of the United States ad
journed after the election of the following
officers: Preeident, Jacob Glmbel of Phil
adelphia; chancellor, Rev. Dr. Henry Berk
owlti of Philadelphia; treasurer, Louis
Wolfe of Philadelphia; secretary and di
rector, Isaao Heasler of Philadelphia. About
twenty vice preeldents were also chosen.
MAD DEED OF . YOUNG WIFE
Nineteen-Year-Old Bride Kills Youth,
fal Hasband aad Then
WOODSFIELD. O., July 27. Mrs. Ever
ett Spence, aged 1. this morning killed
her husband, aged 21, and then killed
herself. She shot her husband while he
was asleep and then used the same weapon
on herself. They had been married leas
than two months and were both well con
nected. It Is thought that ahs was tem
Movements of Ocean Vessels July ST.
At New York Arrived: Astoria, from
Glasgow and Movllle; Cevlc, from Liver
pool; LeQaacogne, from Havre; Zeeland,
At Southampton Arrived: Barbarossa,
from New York, for Bremen, and proceeded.
Ballad: Orosier Kurfurat, from Bremen,
for New York.
At Lisard Passed: Barbarossa, front New
York, for Southampton and Bremen.
At Bcllly Passed: Minneapolis, from New
York, for London.
At iueentown Arrived: Cymric, from
Liverpool, ttaliea: ttruru, rrom fjver
pool, for New York.
At Gibraltar Arrived: Lahn, from New
York, for Oenoa and Naples, and proceeded.
Sailed: Alter, from Genoa and Naples, for
At Movllle Arrived: Laurentla, from
New York, for Glasgow; Tunisian, from
Montreal -and Quebec, for Liverpool, and
At Londun Sailed! Leseb. for New
TRAINMEN MAY. QUIT
Dsmaidi for Isertueil Far and Few
Working Bchadules Ira Comlnc.
INVOLVES PRACTICALLY ALL RAILROADS
Mot Will Inohde Kaarly E7 Lina In
MACHINISTS. CENTER ON UNION PACIFIC
Officers of Union Bring All Torca to Bear on
ORDERS COME DIRECT FROM WASHINGTON
Men Now Out Are rorblddea to Ac.
cent Employment Elsewhere t'ntll
Tronblo with Company Haa
The Union Paelflo by August 15 will find
Itself confronted by a new and more coiu
pllcsted phase of labor trouble which will
extend to every large trunk lino In the
country weet of the 8t. Lawrence river.
The new element of trouble Is that re
ferred to by The Bee some cwo or three
weeks ago that the freight conductor and
brakemen will present grievances for
which they will demand immsdiat settle
ment. For soma time trouble haa been brewing
among the trainmen on the t'nlon Paelflo
as well as other big road throughout Ui
country. The complaint chiefly with to
Union Paelflo mea has been over the dis
arrangement' of their schedules, which
they lay to the mismanagement ef sub
ordinate officials and by which they claim
that their monthly incomes are greatly
Impaired. A short time ago the con
ductors and brakemen decided to present
a demand for the correction of thla sys
tem, but not until the matter had
been more thoroughly conaldered t -d called
to the attention of grand lodge author
ities and trainmen on other roads was the
national movement decided upon.
This national or rather International
movement, for Canadian lines as well are
included In It, will Involve a more sys
tematic arrangement and preservation of
chedules merely as a subordinate Issue,
the paramount demand being a general in
crease In wagea. This information comes
directly from a trainman on the Union
Pacific who was one of the originators of
the movement and who is in closest touch
with all tbe details of It.
Includes the Whole Country. '
"All necessary preparations for this gen
eral demand have been completed and the
great roads of ' the country Including
all west of the St. Lawrence river, or
you might say, all except those that run
In and out of New York City, will . act
simultaneously In presenting their claims
for higher wages and . will demand im
mediate action .from tbe railroad com
paniea. . . ;; v
"Do we think we wlll'geV what we a'st"
for? Well, I should say so," said this gen
tleman to a reporter for The Bee.
"And here Is another thing we Intend to
do: If every road in the oountry except
one grants these demands the trainmen will
wait on that one until it yields, in this way
asaurtng the success of our efforts. For In
stance, if every road except the Union Pa
elflo should come to the demands of their
men, the employes of all other road would
(till refuse to return to work until the
Union Pacific give In. This concerted ac
tion positively will be adhered to and we
depend upon It to win our fight. However,
I may say that we really do not expeot
much of a fight, for we believe the juatlce
of our propositions will readily be admitted
and that the various companies will not
hesitate to grant them."
On the Union Pacific freight conductors
get 8 cents a mile and brakemen 2 cents a
mile and they are allowed ten - miles an
hour for overtime. They will ask for IVk
cents a mile for the conductors and 3 for
the brakemen and fifteen miles an hour tot
"After our demands are made the engi
neers are to follow with demands," said- a
It Is known now that the efflclale of the
Union Pacific are aware of the unrest pre
vailing among their trainmen, but whether
they are informed as to tbe exact nature of
the contemplated movement is not known.
Several of the officials whose duties bring
them ' in touch with the trainmen have
thrown out "feelers" of late. It is said, to
locate the seat of discontent and see it
some moderate remedy could not be applied
and a strike averted. One of the officials la
quoted bs saying thut If the trainmen are
not receiving proper treatment at the hands
of ths dispatchers and assistant division
superintendents,' matters would be speedily
sdjusted if referred to headquarters. But
now that tbe grievances have outgrown
thoee of disarranged scheduled and centered
upon the wage proposition tbe trainmen
realise that It would be futile to act upon
the advice of their superiors until matters
are thoroughly In shape to bo formally
brought up all over the country, as planned
and already outlined.
What Machinist Kxpoet.
"We have centralized our wbol effoits on
the Union Paelflo strike."
This la the word that came from the ma
chinists' grand lodge authorities at Wash
ington Sunday. District Secretary Grace
received a letter from the officials at tbe
national capitol yesterday aasurlng the ma
chinists here of absolute support and ask
ing If there is any means of assistance
that the men here can suggest which hss
not been offered from Washington.
The bead office has aent out Third Vice
President George Mulberry of Chicago to
Cheyenne, It bas B. F. Schelzer, business
agent, in charge of the force at Kansas
City, Third Vice President Wilson at work
work In various places over the system
and President O'Connell begins a campaign
at Salt Lake City this week, working east.
With this quota of leaders In the field tbe
grand lodge officers write that sufficient
pressure ought to be brought soon to war
rant a conference with the Union Pacific
It has been decided by the machinists
to levy a fine of $250 on any member of
that craft who leave 'his home town and
aocept work anywhere else while the
present strike Is In progress. This is don
to keep the strike forces Intact
Plans of Boilermakers.
Ths bollermakers yesterday held .a lnug
meeting, at which their grand president.
John McNeil of Kansas City, addressed
them. Steps were taken to organize the
bollermakers' helpers Into a union and pro
vide financial aaalatance for them during
tbe strike. Adequate meaaa of support will
be rsised. It is said.
Preeident McNeil perslatently dnl the
allegations of the Union Pscino official that
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