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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: FIUDAY, AUGUST 1, 1002.
QUIET AGAIN AT SflENANDOAH
Down Wbert Itriken and Policemen Fought
Then ii Vow Iweot fc.
ARRIVAL OF SOLDIERS STOPS RIOTING
Beyond ta Ariinrtir of Mi la
Hla the Peoasylvaala City "boots
No Slga of tlavlaa; Passed
Tkrf k trying Ordeal.
SHENANDOAH, Pa.,' July 1. Twelve
handred state troop af encamped today
on a bill overlooking Shenandoah. Down
In tbc town, where rioters and policemen
fought the bloody battle last night, all Is
quiet, and - the Indications ar tbat so
long as the militia remains the peace of
the community will not again be broken.
The riot .fhlcn paused the aoldlcrj to be
sent here came like a flash and was over
almost as quickly as It had started and
there has sot born a tingle eaae-ef vio
lence reported, The ten of thousands of
Idle men and boys" In ' this' vicinity who
had been gathcrlng-ln large numbers and
marching from place to place did not re
peat their, aemonstrs Hons . today and the
authorities' consequently" ha UttU ' or
nothing to o. l
The arrival of the cltlsen soldiers proved
to be a great attraction for the large army
of unemployed and hundreds of men and
boys came to town to see the troops.
The first companies to arrive came from
St. Clair at a. m. and from that hour
until I: SO, When the governor's troops dis
embarked and galloped up the main 'street,
Shenandoah presented a live appearance.
Most of the commands were on the ground
by 10:30. The companies that did not ar
rive until afternoon were delayed on the
ra'.lroad. while the troop of cavalry was
handicapped because of the shipping of
Oeaeral Gobla oa Sceae Early.
Brigadier ' General Oobln of the Third
brigade. In command of the troops here,
and his staff were on the scene early. The
camp Is located on a high hill lust out
side the town and commands a full view of
the town. Within the camp lines are
quartered two full regiments, the Eighth
and Twelfth, and four companies of the
Thirteenth regiment and a troop 'of cav
alry. General Oobln expressed himself as
highly pleased with the rapidity with
which the camp was established. The
commander and his staff are quartered at
the Ferguson house, but It la the general's
Intention to get under canvas with bis
staff as soon as circumstances will permit.
Beyond the presence of a group of sol
diers' her and there Shenandoah doea not
show any evidence of having passed
through a trying ordeal. The large num
ber of persons who tad bsen attracted to
the place by the presence of the militia
left town tonight and the town presented
Ha normal appearance.
The major portion of the population Is
mad up of foreigners and a a rule they
kept close to their homes during the day.
It la claimed by the citizens of the town
that toe foreign eieineni wa uiou re
sponsible tor the trouble. Most of the
curious persons gathered In the vicinity of
the Philadelphia It Reading depot, where
the rlof occurred. The station ahowa
many bullet marks of the battle. A strong
guard was placed around the station ao
that the crowd Would not delay the sol
dlers a they left the train and inarched
to the camping grounds.
Hot -fynkir ' Martial ' Law.
Contrary to popular, belief,. Shenandoah Is
not under -martial law,. The local autnon
tie and the sheriff of the eounty have not
relinquished control of the .town or eounty
and they remain In eVeoidplete tohtr,ol of
their respective affaire as they did -before
the troops reach'4 here. Tb soldiers are
merely In camp oh the outside , of the
town. It waa deemed advisable, however, by
the brigadier general to establish provost
uard In certain- cart of the town.
Major Norman 8. Farquhar' of Potts
villa Is. the provost marshal. So long
as the situation remains as It Is at present
there 1 no likelihood that the regimental
companies will be scattered through the
mining towns of Schuylkill county. It Is
the Intention of Oeneral Oobln to have the
troops' occupy their time by going through
drills, target practice and general camp
General Oobln spent a busy day Inform
lng himself of the situation throughout the
country. He had a personal Interview with
Sheriff S. Rowland Bedall in the forenoon
nd a telephone conference with him In
the afternoon. The general also received
messages from" various parts of the ter
rltorv. In an Interview with the eorre-
pondent of the Associated Press tonight
Oeneral Oobln aald:
The general situation 1 very quiet. There
were.no Incidents during the day worthy
f note, except tne arnvat oi w w
frlf.t train. It aeema that
w n tka Mia men. for want of something
better to do, jump freight trains and rule
from on town to anotner. -iney can i
mt.im ' lhnnv Mitchell excursion.
I have received dispatches from different
parts of the country which tell of meeting,
marches, attacks on Individuals, violations
of the law and the refusal of local police
authorities to enforce the law. Upon these
dispatches I am not ready to act. What
I will do depends largely upon what the
sheriff Is going to do. we are here to give
him aupport In hie efforts to enforce the
civil law; we were ordered here because
of hla Inability to do so. The national gov
ernment has no opinion to express as to
the merits of the question;, expressed by
either side of the controversy, aa that la
not within Its province.
Mia Worker laeeaaed.
The mine worker are greatly Incensed
ver the calling out of the troops. They
assert that thla action was entirely unwar
ranted, and Is an unjustifiable expense en
the state.'. The strikers, through their offl
clala, are making an effort to have the sol
dler withdrawn. The first step In this dl
reotloa was taken thla afternoon, when the
following telegram was sent from here to
Governor Stone: .
We. the undersla-ned official of the Ninth
district of the miners' union, believe that
the request made to you to send troops to
Shenandoah was baaed upon exaggeration,
and as we are confirmed In this belief we
ruoectfullv reaueet you to send a personal
representative Into this town to Investigate
the condition and after such Investigation
we believe that you will learn thut the
presence or tr troop in mis town i un
necaesery and that the order should be
revoked. MII.E9 nOl'OHEHTY,
. TERHANCH G1NI.EY,
- ' ' J. T. WILLIAMS.
T. J. RICHARDS.
It Is said the mine workers officials In
tend to' circulate among the cltlaens of ths
tow for signatures a petition calling upon
the governor to withdraw the troops.
' Say Beddall I Respoastble.
allies Dougherty, national board member
of the United Mine workers from this dis
trict, told the Associated Press tonight that
Deputy Sheriff Thomas Beddall, who la a
, nephew of the sheriff of the county, and
who was escorting workmen along to
street, which actio led to the riot, w
wholly responsible for the trouble.
Mr. Dougherty said Beddall had no good
right-1 shoot, as no one wa making aa
Just before retiring. If roar liver I
Sluggish, out of tune and you fed dull,
btilous, constipated, take a do U
t load's PiJIo
Aad you'll be all rlbt in the morning.
attack on him. The firing of the revolver I
ngerea tne crown, ne asia, wnicn -soon
got beyond the control of the peacemaker.
Beddall's brother, Joseph, who attempted
to go to his rescue, wa badly beaten by
someone In the crowd, Mr. Dougherty said.
becauee he was carrying several boxes of
cartridges to his brother, Thomas. It la
not Improbable that the striker will call
pon the county officers to Ox the responsi
bility for the shooting on the deputy
The leaders of the Miners' union held
several conference during tb dsy, at
which ths situation waa thoroughly gone
over. Committeeman Dougherty made a
full report to Mr. Mitchell by telephone.
This afternoon ths miner' advisory board
of this vicinity, which Includes the officers
of the several local unions In this region,
held a secret meeting, at which plana were
devised to prevent any Intended breaks In
the ranka of the strikers. .
To Hold Freqaeat Meetlage.
On of the thing decided upon wa to
hold frequent meetings of strikers and have
them addressed by the various- district
There waa large mass meeting of for-
Igners held here this afternoon. In which
Lithuanians, Hungarian and Pole took
part. Half dozen speeches were made.
Genera) Indignation, was expressed, by all
Vf the' Speakers. Ugatast the bringing of the
troop to Shenandoah..' Of the twenty or
more persona who were beaten with -clubs
6 struck by bullets, during last night'
rioting on man, Joseph Beddall, who died
tonight, waa brother of-"Deputy Sheriff
Thema Bedall and a nephew, of Ri Be
dall, the "sheriff of the eounty. He .wa SS
year old and wa member of the Bedafl-
Taggart company, wholesale end retail hard-
are' dealer of this eltyA- J -Four
policemen who were shet and1 the
strikers who were also hit by bullets will
recover. Most of the wounded- strikers
claim they were merely onlooker.
The district attorney and the sheriff are
prosecuting an Investigation-' with '.a view
of placing under. arrest all' those who par
let pat ed in the riot. ' ' v 1
Several of the wounded striker called
at the Miner' hospital today to have
light 'Injuries dressed snd after the doc
tors got through with them they were ar
rested and taken to the FottsvtH jail.
Riot Ha Depressing; Effect.
WILKESBARRE, Fa., July 11. The riot
at Shenandoah last night has had a de
pressing effect at strike headquarters.
President Mitchell was up early and asked
for the newspapers. .After reading the
account of the trouble he was naked if
he had anything to say for publication,
and he replied:
I am very sorry this thin has hacrjened.
but until I receive some information from
District President Fahey I shall make no
comment. Later In the day I may issue
The fifth regiment. National Guard of
Pennsylvania, with headquarter in this
city. Is under waiting orders. All the
local leaders of the United Mine Worker
deplore the abeddlng of blood and the
calling out of the troops. They say the
presence, of ths . soldiers ." wtll encourage
the operators to start' up their mine, and
after the collieries in the Schuyklll dls-
riui miv put iu viroiattvu it w'lil vul 3
question of time until mines in other
parts of the strike belt resume, for the
miners of the Wyoming and Lackawanna
valleys will not be content to remain idle
while their brethren la other parts of the
region are working. . . .
It Is the history of past coal strikes
that the presence of the militia is always
an indication of the early resumption of
mining. ....t, -
Those of the local operators who could
be seen today are of the opinion tbat the
backbone of the strike i now broken
and that It will only be a ahort time until
there will be a general resumption of min
ing. National Board Member John Fallon,
who arrived at President Mitchell's head
quarters today, would not admit, how
ever, tbat the affair at Shenandoah, un
fortunate as it was, would change ths
situation. He said the great bulk of the
strikers were peaceful and would continue
peaceful. As long as that la the eaae the
pperators could have little hope that their
old employes would return to work.
Mitchell Isaac Statcnaeat.
President Mitchell today lssusd the fol
lowing statement: '
wtii la I am nnt Informed of the cauxea
of ths regrettable occurrence at Shenan.
doah, and consequently not in a puainuu
to say whether the miner or the deputie
are responsible for It, I am, nevertheless,
much grieved to learn that there haa been
a serious violation of the law. I have re
peatedly warned the miner that ths per
aon who violated the law waa the worst
enemy the striker could have, and I have
directed our local officer and committees
to be constantly on the alert tor any breach
of peace. ....
Our enrorta in mis oirecuon wm w i
doubled, and I trust that judgment will
be withheld until the responsibility of these
troubles at Shenandoah ha been properly
(Signed.) JOHN MITCHELL,
President United Mln Worker of America.
President Mitchell at 10 o'clock received
an official communication from the district
headquarters of the United Mine Workers
at Shamokln, which state that the situa
tion at Shenandoah Is " not aa bad
painted. According to the report received,
no one waa killed and no one fatally la-
BUNBURT. Pa.. July 81. The Tweircn
rea-lment. Colonel C. M. Clement, in com
mand, left here oa special train over the
Pennsylvania railroad for Bneaanaoan.
Reports Are Exaggerate.
WILKESBARRE. Fa.. July SI. Thl aft
ernoon President Mitchell of the United
Mine Worker Issued" the following state
ment: '.' "' r
foninUii and authentic reports xur.
htshed by national officer of our organisa
tion located at enenanooan uuw mi un
iafi.. r,t ih Tint at bhenando&h were
greatly exaggerated and the facts much
distorted. . '
It develops that no one was auiea or
fatally Injured, and that the entire trouble
might have-been averted -had the deputies
Kent cool ana usea jntucr uwivuuh.
While I a-reatlv deprecate acta of taW-
leaaneaa by anyone, particularly by those
on strike, I am naturally pleased to learn
that the trouble 1 not, a serious a first
I bav repeatedly warned the strikers
that any violation of law oa their part
would militate against themselves lone, and
I am bopeiuv that there wm not be
repetition-of trowS' of this character.
r President U. M. W. A
Two Mtaes Start la.
BCRANTON. Pa,. July SI. The Oxford
colliery of the Peoples' Coal company and
the CLyhoga colliery of the Delaware,
Lackawanna V Western' company resumed
operations thl afternoon and -worked All
day. The Oxford had between 130 and 110
men under ground, M per cent of whom
were recruited from various part of tb
valley. The Cayhoga had sixty miner, all
of them old employes or this or adjacent
Delaware, Lackawanna dt Western eol-
Uerles la north Scranton. Crowds ur
rounded both collieries whea they were
starting up, but the city police aad sheriff
and deputies maintained order.
Superintendent J. L. Crawford of the
People' Coal company states that aura
ber ef eld employes of the Oxford told
him todsy that a majority of th members
of the local union at that mine wilt vote
at a epeclal meeting tomorrow to return
to work In a body. The People' company
haa erected extensive living quarter In
side the stockade surrounding the Oxford
and offers to furalaa free board and lodging
te any of Its employe who do not want
to run th gauntlet of strikers' pickets
Superintendent Crawford aald tonight that
95 par cent of the mea at Oxford are
J l otted Mia Worker la good standing.
COURT ENJOINS MITCHELL
Proiidsnt of Ifioo Woiion' Union Knit Sot
. Interftro with Employe.
MUST STAY AWAY FROM THE MINES
Striker Are Also Prohibited from
Paradla la a Body Wear tb
Properties of th Coal
Co at pa a lee.
CHARLESTON. W. Va., July II. John
Mitchell, president of the United Mine
Worker, baa been enjoined. A bill In
equity wa Sled ia the federal court here
today by the Cheeapeak and Ohio Coal
Agency company, New Jersey, corpora
tion, which has Its principal offices lu
the city of New Tork, In which fifty coal
companies operating in the new river field
the Cbeaapeak a: Ohio railway. O. W.
Purcell, W. B. Puree!!. John Mitchell, J.
W. Carroll, J. A. Richards and about 150
members of the United Mine Worker of
America, are made defendant.
The bill set tip that tb complainant 1
engaged ia selling coal and coke and has
a contract for the Output of the Collieries
made ' a party defendant and A? contract
with the defendant railroad company for
the ahlpmeat of the coal so purchased;
that the coal Is resold by complainant
under contract to manufacturing con
cerns, etc, and to the United States gov
ernment for fuel on naval . vessels; thst
becauee of a strike ia the field - embraced
by the various companies mentioned, which
ha existed sine Jnne 7 last, tb coal com
panies have failed to live up to the con
tracts' for delivery of eoal; tbat there ex
ist a secret organisation known aa the
United Mine Workers of Amerce, of which
John Mitchell is president and W. B. Wil
son I secretary, under the order of which
th men employed la the mlaes who sr
member of thla . organization have quit
work and refuse to do their duty, and la
addition thereto assemble In marches and
meeting and so conduct themselves a to
intimidate employes of the various com
panies, thu preventing them Vom going
to work, which they desire to perform;
that the said defendant occupy-th tene
ment house of the various companies and
fall and refuse to vacate them at the re
quest of -the coal companiea owning tbem.
BUI Is Xenathy One.
The bill, which la a very lengthy one,
wa presented to Judge Keller today and
he made an order that ' a temporary re
straining order la allowed, restraining and
prohibiting the defendants, G. W. Purcell,
W. B. Purcell, Joha Mitchell, J. W. Car
roll, J. A. Richard and others (all of
whom are named in the order),' and all
othera associating or acting with them
from in any way interfering with the man
agement, operation or. conducting of the
mlnea by the owner 'or those operating
them, either by menaces, threats or any
character of intimidation - used to prevent
the employes of (he mine from going to
r from th mine and coke plant, or
from aneaalng in the business of mining
In the mines or laboring upon the coke
Th defendant and all other associated
with them are restrained from entering
upon the property of the owner of the
miners and coke plants, or In any way mo
lesting, interfering or Intimidating the em
ploye of the coal companiea mentioned, so
a to Induce employe to abandon their
work ia the mine, or to prevent any per
son who may desire . to enter th employ
ment of coal companies or to work in th
mine or tpon said cok yardSj- ...
The defendants are further restrained
from marching and parading la a body
acroaa, at; or so near to the property of
the coal companies, or assembling In largo
number at or. so near the property of
the coal companies . as to Intimidate any
person or person at work or desiring to
The motion for a permanent Injunction
is set down for hearing at Charleston No
vember IS, 1902. The court appear to
have taken no cognizance of the request
to have the defendant eoal companies force
the defendant individual to vacate the
NO STARVATION INJUNCTION
Jade Dealea Havlsg BaJolae4
Giving; Pood to the
CHARLESTON, W. Va'., July 81. Fed
eral Judge Keller gave out the following
statement tonight: 1
"I would like to have a correction of a
statement circulated that I had Issued an
injunction tsuch as has bsea denominated
the 'starvation order,' not from personal
reasons, but on account of the effect such
talee statement might have upon th
struggle now going oa bstwsea labor and
capital. I have Issued no order restrict
ing ths furnishing of supplies to th strlk
BOILERMAKERS TO WALK OUT
alpkallders Ala Involved la pif,
xereaee la Chicago
CHICAGO, July SI. Refusal of employers
to sign a scale of wage presented todsy
by the Boilermakers and Shipbuilder
union Is expected to result in ai strlks of
1,500 man tomorrow. Thirty-five shops are
affected by the strike order and before
the etruggle Is ever other trades may be
. , Mm. Jalla Faroe!!, Freaaoat. -
' FREMONT. Neb.; July 1 (Special.)
Mrs. Julia Parcell, widow of ths late
Ambrose Parcell, died at th residence of
her son Ambrose la thl city laat evening
at the age of . 8h waa bora la New
York and came to Nebraska with hsr hus
band long before th day of railroad.
Her husband died la 1895. She had since
been aa active member of th Methodlet
church. Four son survlv her.
Mr. Laerotla Eyster, Crete.
CRETE, Neb.. July SI. (Special.) The
funeral of Mrs. Lucretla Gibson Eyater,
aged 71 yeara, the late wife of Rev. W. F.
Eyster, D. D., occurred here at 10 o'clock
thla morning. The deeeaaed waa bora ' la
Mlddlebury. Vt., la 181. She ha been a
resident of Crete tor ever tweaty yeara.
Baa. Joha D. Lyaaaa.
EXETER. N. H.. July SI. Hoa. Joha D.
Lyman, known throughout th country aa a
writer upon agricultural subjects, died her
today, aged 7 yeara.
NAME DURAND FOR GOVERNOR
Mlealaa Doaaocrat Select Forme
J a go as Staaaard Bearer at
Party la State.
DETROIT, July SI .Today's sessions f
th Michigan democratic atata convention
seemed te prove that harmony I a virtu
not altogether unattainable la democratic
Judge H. Duraad ef Flint, who filled
vacancy oa the eupreme beach of this state
dur.ng the year Iiu2. aad ao Is generally
being credited with a being a gold demo
crat at heart, although not a bolter la 189.
was nominated this afternoon to run for
The platform adopted Is devoted almoat
entirely to stste issue, the only mention ef
national Issues being an endorsement of
the election of United State senators by
direct vote of th people.
The convention reconvened at S o'clock
tonight. The ticket wa completed by the
nomination of the following candidate, ne
opposition developing to any of th names
Lieutenant governor, John F. Bible of
Secretary of state, Joha Donovan of Bay
Treasurer,-Wilbur-V. Davidson of Port
Huron. ... ,
Auditor general, David A. Hammond of
Ana Arbor. .
Attorney general, William F. Knight of
Superintendent of publio instruction, Prof.
Woodbrldge M. Ferrle of Big Rapids.
Commissioner of land office, Arthur P.
Watson of Bheyboygaa.
Member of th Bute Board of Education,
Charlee F. Field of Heating.
Justice of the supreme court (to fill va
cancy), Benjamin J. Brown, Menominee.
The convention adjourned atne dl at 10
o'clock tonight.'" "' "
VILLAGE IS IN RUINS
(Continued from First Page.)
Prof. Samuel B. Christy of the University
of California said:
Th western coast of thl continent I
liable to have' 'such hock at any time.
Any great contraction of the earth In the
Pacific coast may be accompanied by dam
age to property. It la a well known rcten-
tino ract that aa the earth cools in the
Interior the earth crust on which we live
Is bound to rive, producing jsrrlng offsets
oi varying intensity.
James Maddoyl, who has charge of the
observatory of the University of California,
From unofficial sources w have learned
that the southern earthquakes were prac
tically localised. This la etranse. since the
shocks were so Severe. In quakes of suffi
cient vibration to rase a building the ehock
Is generally plainly felt for a radius of
hundreds of miles. The disturbance, how
ever, was scurcely ' felt here, the seismo
graph at the University of California show-
ng out a faint record.
T. L. Heatoa of the University of Cali
While scientists are working on . the
theory of probable cauae of the earth
quakes in Bant. Barbara county, the vxact
reason will probably never be known. There
was evidently atellp ln this strata of earth.
In. such cases & sllaht displacement some
times produces a fearful phock. The theory
haa seen advanced that tne removal oi
areat Quantities of "oil from the earth In
southern California Is responsible for the
seismic disturbance. I hardly think tins
possible, as oil wells do not penetrate deep
enough into the hot region.
SANTA MARIA, Cal., July Si. Another
earthquake shock was felt here at 7:25
p. m. No damage was done. Two families
arrived here this afternoon from Los Ala
mos, fleeing from the .shocks almost con
tinuously felt there. It Is reported a refga
of terror holds why there and that mors
fauiilUs s;e fcrcpjr'.Bs ts !a.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., July SI. An
other severe earthquake shock was fell at
Los Alamos at 7:30 tonight. It was al
most as heavy as that of early this morn
ing. A slight shock was felt in this city
at the same time. v ' '
At a late hour tonight all those who are
left In Los Alamos' are huddled around ' a
large bonfire, awaiting "the break ef day.
No one is so xraVe as to enter his home
and remain 'there during the night! No
damage Is announced from th 7:80 earth
quake. '. .'
MEAD. Neb., July SI. 8peclal.) Dr. O.
E. Lemar of Rapid City. 8. D.. and Miss
Jennie Parish'' of, this place were married
at the home of Miss Esther Wells last even
ing. Mr. and Mrs. Lemar wtll leave for
Rapid City, S. D., early next week, where
the groom Is practicing dentistry. Both
are well known in Mead, having lived here
the greater part of their .lives.
SCORES MADE AT SKIRMISHING
Resalt of Second Day' Prellanlaary
Firlaa" of Departmeatal
Rifle Team. ,
Following are ths total score made by
the riflemen of the Department of the
Missouri in the preliminary competition
at Fort Leavenworth' yelterday:
McKellm ...247Dugan 17
Garvey 2.13 Egan , ...143
Costello 223Favodsky liU
Foster 21Hardy 166
t'lmer 2WDublln 1&2
Oelckers l7Moore 140
Polman 2X01sek 144
Flnley ...gOOQurney 140
Roeck ,...19.'Shelley 140
warneia jhuuinwooaie 122
Kennedy lmstranger .....114
Wood 17 McMillan 106
Coventry .,..,.,.,...17E Wry 197
uanDerry ls .
Henry M. Waring last evening received a
telegram from Mrs. Waring to the effect
that his son Rov had successfully naased
examination for admission to West Point
and had been sworn in as a cadet.
Toung Lloyd Olbka fell from the top of
a wagon at Seventeenth and Farnara
atreets late yesterday afternoon and con
siderably bruised hla features on . the
granite pavement. He wae taken to - his
home at Thirteenth and Davenport streets
ia the patrol wagon,
John Gllleeple, a Union Paclflo shop
worker, waa arrested yesterday evening
on complaint of Nettle Davis of 008 Dodge
street, and charged with disorderly con
duct at ber place last Monday night. At
that time, she alleges, Gillespie tore the
ecreen out of her front door.
Dan Elliott was arrested at l:4fi o'clock
this morning In the saloon at Ninth street
nd Capitol avenue as a suspicious charac
ter, because he had In his possession three
polished half shells of the English walnut
and a nimble rubber pea. Elliott eaid
that he had only been In town two day
and didn't mean any harm.
A. Wagoner of 1040 Park avenue drove
down to South Omaha yesterday after
noon and on arrival there hitched his
horee before a hotel and left It. -When he
returned some time later the horee and
top buggy were gone. After a several
hours' search on the part of the police de
partments of Omaha,' Council Bluffs and
Bouth Omaha the horse waa found. An Ir
responsible young fellow waa enjoying a
lengthy drive with the borrowed outfit.
The police were looking about the Third
ward laat night for Jack Moody, who waa
waited for assaulting -Gerty Leroy In the
rear of a Douglaa street saloon. Moody
and the woman drove up to h alley en
trant of the- saloon, but the bartender
would not serve them and a dispute en
sued. Moody Anally became enraged at
his companion, threw her Into the hack
and beat her about the face. He then
ordered the driver to drive away from the
place. . -
Mrs. Olaen, wife of Captain Olof Olaen of
the nre department, aiea suddenly yester
day evening shortly after t o'clock at their
home, lu7 Yarnam street. Mrs. Olsen had
been In Ulhealth for aome time, but her
condition wa not considered particularly
dangerous. Captain Olsen went home to
aupper In th evening and after talking
with hla wife for a few minutes told her
not to talk any more becauee of her weak
condition. While he wa apeaklng she
fainted and aled witnoul regaining con
sciousness. John Kuroll of 107 Bouth Seventeenth
street turned the corner at Twenty-tlret
and Charles streets at a good pace yester
day afternoon about 4 o'clock on his
bicycle and collided with a wagon and
team of horses, driven by J. F. tpeneier.
who lives at 614 South Tenth street. Kuroll
waa jolted Into unconsciousness, hla bead
laid Open for two Inches along th aide and
the wheel smashed. Medical aid was sum
moned and the head siltrhed up, after
which Kuroll wa seal to his home in the
KELLER REPLIES TO LOUD
President of Letter Carrion Eu'rred Up
bj tho Oaliforaian.
ACCUSES HIM OF MISREPRESENTATION
Deal that tho Postal Employee
Havo Raised a Corraptloa Faad
to lataeaee !,
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WA8HINQTON. July 81. (Special.) Pres.
ldcnt J. C. Keller of the National Associa
tion of Letter Carriers, who has just re
turned from a trip through the west, hss
wrlttea a letter to the official organ of his
association, the Postal' Record, which will
appear in the next Issue of that journal,
bitterly arraigning Representative Loud of
California, chairman of the committee on
postoflice and post roads, for that gentle
man' opposition to th bill reclassifying
letter carriers. In analysing the last speech
Mr. Loud made la the houee on this subject,
Mr. Keller characterises It as a most re
markable effort. - "Remarkable," he says,
ironically, "for its inaccuracies as well as
It misrepresentations." Mr. Keller, In the
most emphatic language, brands ss a lie Mr.
Loud's charge that ths carrier are trying to
lobby their bill through congress by the use
- "Mr. Loud states," comments Mr. Keller,
"tbat an offer to return money collected
for this purpose was made, but that some
of the branches refused to accept the re
turn of tbat money, and it still lies subject
to call.' ' This statement ts false from be
ginning to end and I doubt If such a state
ment would ever be made or have been
made were It possible for a carrier to per
sonally answer such an attack on the floor.
The carriers of th country have no fund,
either direct or Indirect, with which to pur
chase their Increase In salary or any other
legislation. Every carrier knows that, and
I believe Mr. Loud know It at least, be
seems, to know everything pertaining to
the carriers' private aa well as publio life."
Takes t'p Speech) la Detail.
Mr. Keller, In hi letter, takes Mr. Loud'
speech by paragraphs, in order to show
that the California congressman distorted
the real facts of the case In a masquerade
of language. He dismisses a great deal
of Mr. Loud's causerle as unworthy of con
sideration, but resents vigorously that por
tion of Mr. Loud' speech in which the
Utter, according to Mr. Keller' Interpre
tation, attacks the character of the letter
carriers. "The portion to which I take
particular exception," says Mr. Keller, "Is
that In which Mr. Loud by Inference, seeks
to brand the carriers of the country as a
lot of criminals. We can pass over his
so-called statistical enumerations; we could
even respect the man for his consistent op
position to any measure which he consid
ers wrong In principle, but we do reserve
the right to protest against the attacks
made upon the Integrity of the letter car
rier, especially when that attack Is mads
on the floor of the bouse In a manner and
under conditions which will not permit those
attacked to answer the charges brought
against them." Mr. Keller speculates a to
the reason of Mr. Loud' deviation from
the subject under consideration, when the
general deficiency appropriation bill was be
fore the house and his meandering Into a
discussion of the postal service as well as
the salaries of letter carriers.
Why any man should go out of his way
to attack " another,'.' remarks Mr. Keller,
or why this question of salaries of postal
employes was brought up at a time , when
matter entirely foreign to It were being
considered, I do not know, unless it was
don for - the purpose of making - political
capital of it, as stated by the chairman of
the committee (Mr. Loud) at th very be
ginning of hi speech."
' - Plead for Fair Play.
The nraaldent of the association, pleads
earnestly for fair play, an attribute, he
declares, Mr. Loud Is not afflicted with, and
attacks Mr. Ixiurt for ursine the carriers
be burdened with Increased Sunday work.
Keller goee Into a technical dlscussslon oi
the aalarles of letter carriers and their
substitute, offering substantiated facts
and figures to prove the emptiness or Mr.
Loud's arguments, that they are ufflclently
remunerated. In conclusion, Mr. Keller
say: "On thing, however, Is certain, no
attempt to create dissension In the rank
nf the carriers will ever meet with suc
cess.- The carrier hav met every con
dition lmpoed upon them by presidential
or departmental orders. They ask for an
Increase of pay as a mattsr of right and
justice. They want It o that they may
live, feed and clothe themselves in the
manner expected ef them; but they want
to get it honestly, and la striving for bet
ter conditions they will never be led to
abuse either the poetofflce clerks or the
railway mall clerk. W believe that these
deserving representatives of the postal
service are entitled to better -conditions,
and, like the carrier, could get them aa
a- matter of right and justice."
Obsearlaa; the Isaac.
Representative Sulser of New York whsn
la Waehlngton stated that among other
matter which h proposed to discuss In
his campaign was. th bill for tb classi
fication of th letter carriers. "I consider
It very unseemly," he said, "that congress
should continue to appropriate excessive
amount for th carrying of th malls by
th railroads and refuse justice to the men
on foot. I wa astonished at the attack
made on the postal employes, and partic
ularly on the letter carriers,, by the chair
man of the poatofflces committee. Repre
sentative Loud, toward the close of the
last session. Mr. Loud has been a con
stant opponent of every effort to Increase
tke wage of the postal employes, and just
a persistant, In. behalf pi the great rail
road corporations. Mr. Loud maintains
that we should resist the assaults on the
treasury that are made by the employes of
the postal service, especially the letter
carriers, and I would like to know whether
thla la a mere subterfuge la order to keep
u from th real lasus, which 1 th pay-
meat of ten time a much for handling
and carrying the malls as Is paid for
carrying express matter, in the same car
behind the earn engine, on th same
train and over the sam roadbed. I be
lieve that If the government paid the rail
roads a fair price, instead of the present
exorbitant ratea, we could extend the poe
tal service beyond anything ever dreamed
of la this country, I believe w could
hav free delivery service In every nok
and cranny of thla country aad that w
could have 1-cent postage, and I also be
lleve that for fear we might accidentally
discover what is the real strata oa our
treaaury our attention Is constantly
diverted to the postal clerks, ths railway
mall clerks and particularly to the letter
carriers, for fear they might Impoverish
us. Mr. Loud, la his speech oa this sub
ject, spoke of the substitute carriers earn
log $380 a year, on the average, but he
neglected to state, aad thereby created a
wrong Impression, that the money the eub
stltute earn la taken from the salary of
th regular carriers. In 150 cities the
maximum aalary which any latter carrier
can receive 1 t&oO. and only la about fifty,
five raa they reoelve $1,000. Ia hundreds
of poetofflce emwying three or four car
rier, if th substitute saraa I3S0. 1280
must co" :rom I ha four carriers and tlQO
; from the government fur the serving of
route during vacations. This reduces the
salary to about $780 per year, and from
thl they most buy their uniforms."
THOMPSON AT CHAUTAUQUA
Fasloa Gaberaatorlal Nomlaeo Ad
dresses Tccamseh Assembly, Ti It-lag-
TECUMSEH, Neb., July 81. (Special
Telegram.) The first ' thing on the pro
gram at the Tecumseh Chautauqua this
morning was a chorus drill under the dk
rectlon of Prof. Lee Krats of Omaha. This
eras followed by a suffrage conference,
which was led by Mr. M. H. Marble of
Thl afternoon Hon. Thomas Darnell of
Lincoln lectured on "Remedy for Intem
perance," and Superintendent A. B. Whlt
mer on "What 1 a Great Maa and How Can
You Tell Him."
' Hon. W. H. Thompsoa of . Orand Island,
the fuslod candidate for governor, wa
present and he gave a short talk to the
young people. His remarks were devoid of
politic aad were well received. '
Tonight a musical program w given la
which the Tecumseh orchestr, the band,
mandolin club and chorus participated. Mrs.
S. 8. English sand a solo and Prof. Frank
Furher gave a cornet number.
ARGO STARCH PLANT CLOSED
Nekraska City Factory Receive What
Cltlseas Coaalder Flaal Blow
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb., July SI. (Spe
cial.) Duncan A. McCualg, who haa been
manager of the Argo Starch factory sine
th retirement, of Carl Morton some two
years ago, haa been relieved, the plant
shut down and left la charge of John
Darley, who baa. been foreman of the ship
ping depsrtment tor some time.
. The letter bearing the tiding was short,
practically no explanation accompanying it.
In all probability this 1 the final blow
to the Industry wheh has been the pride
of Nebraska City since its opening May 1,
1892. , ...
The old men who have been her ever
Since the plant started, have gone else
where to seek employment and the cltliens
are feeling bitter over the affair.
Possessor of Rare Medal.
PLATT8MOUTH, Neb., July SI. (Special.)
William Haberman, a German In the em
ploy of Attorney Byron Clark In this city,
possesses a - valuable memorial medal. It
was presented by the present emperor of
Germany, ana given In memory of his grand
father to all veterans who served under
him in any of the wars of '64, '69 or '70.
The medals were made from cannons which
were csptured from the French. Mr. Ha
berman prlzea It very highly and will keep
it In memory of his old king, and those days
when life was In peril so many time dur
ing the Franco-Prussian war.
Claim Damage for Hasband'a Death.
BEAVER CITY, Neb., July 81. (Special.)
Susan R. Groatheuse today filed a petition in
district court suing Furnas county for
$5,000 damage as. a result of the death of
tr huSh&M rh3 v.'tis drewssi in a cseos
outh of Oxford July 1. The petition al
lege that - the county was negligent In
the matter of the repair of a small brldgs
and that as. a result the deceased came
to his death. As a defense It will be en-"
deavored to be. shown that Groatheuse waa
Intoxicated at the time of the accidental
drowning and that the county should not
be held responsible. . . . . k
Storm. Hit Clay Center.
CLAY pENTER, Neb.,"july 81. (Special.)
Another thunderstorm last evening fol
lowed after the extreme heat of yesterday
In. this locality, 0.92 inch of water fell.
Most of the wheat In this county Is being
tacked and corn is promising an unusual
Bolls, Sores aad Felons
Find prompt, sure cure in Bucklen's
Arnica Salve, " also eczema, salt rheum.
burns, bruise and plies, or no pay. 25c.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Fair aad Warmer la lb Prospect for
Nebraska Today aad
WASHINGTON, July 8L Forecast:
For Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and South
Dakota Pair and warmer Friday and Sat
For Missouri Fair Friday and Saturday;
warmer Friday in south portion.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU.
OMAHA, July 81. Official record of tem
perature' and precipitation compared with
tne corresponding aay oi ins msi inrs
1S02. 101. 100. ISM
Maximum temperature.... l is
Minimum temperature....- 87 67 07 6
Mean temperature 7 78 . SO , 78
Precipitation 75 .00 .00 . 20
Record of temperature and precipitation
at Omaha for thla day and since March 1.
Normal temperature 7$
Departure tor the day...; o
Total excess since March 1 187
Normal precipitation .13 Inch
V.iceaa for the uay, 62 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 18.68 tncnes
Deficiency since warcn l , t incn
Deficiency for cor. period 1901.... 8.04 Inches
iMtioienc for cor. period 1900.... 2.54 Inches
Reports Iron Ptatloaa at T f. M.
CONDITION OF THE
Valentine, part cloudy
83 M .00
8 tg .00
M M .00
M 92 .00
U W .00
X) to .00
iw o .oo
82 6 .00
70 80 .it
781 92 .It
82 H! .00
to, 86j .00
to ta .oo
... 8S .0
82 90) T
74 f .01
82 8j .00
North Platte, clear
Halt UK6 Jiiy, ciear
Ilapld City, cloudy
Chicago, part cloudy..............
St. louis, raining
St. Paul, clear
Kansas City, part cloudy
Havre, clear ,
T Indicate trace of precipitation.
. U A. WELSH,
Local Forecast Official.
The General Purposb
99 Per Cent of Nutriment
Made of Nine drains, Vegetables, Nuts
and Keep. Cool
. ALL GROCERS, 15c.
XJ Icsdrcnt ,
ENT PILLS (Chocolate
Coated, 60 doses, 25c), are
a new, tasteless, odourless,
economical substitute for the
celebrated liquid CUTI
CURA RESOLVENT, as
weQ as for all other blood
purifiers and humour cures.
Each pill is equivalent to one
tcaspoonful of liquid RE
SOLVENT. Put up In
screw-cap pocket vials, con
taining; 60 doses, price, 25c
ENT PILLS are alterative,
antiseptic, tonic and digest
ive, and beyond question the
purest, sweetest, most suc
cessful and economical blood
and skin purifiers, humour,
cures, and tonic-digestives yet
ccplcie Trecni $i
Complete external and Internal treatment
for aver hamonr, consisting of CvncoaA
Boar, 95o., o cleans th skin of crust
and scales, and soften the thickened out- .
iole; CvnotmA OiKTa-sirr, &0o., to In
stantly allay Itching, inflammation, and
Irritation, and soothe and heal j aad Ccn
. CvaA Easoivaar Pius, 2So., to cool and
cleans th blood. A Bisoxb 8r 1 often
offiolenttopur th most torturing, dis
figuring, itohlng, burning, and soaly akin, .
aoalp, and blood humours, eozemas,rahes(
and Irritations, with low of hair, from
Infancy to age, whea all else fail.
Omevaa lt.Ki.tn an wis OiiM,kat fe. world.
BrtMah DmIi tr-aS, Chti Sa., Ln4. Frank
Ihawn ha. hts, rwtk Poma Oar saw
Oaaa. Oear, tel. rmb. BwtM, V. S. a.
-M MM! -, " .'11'
A list of
Th best furnished and unfurnished reotaai
la the city will be found on the Want A
Pag., Cut th list out and take.lt with)
you when you start to look for a roots. I
K RUG PARK
Hfgh Class Attraction Every Day. '
VOLCANIC . DISASTER.
Loretta Family, Acrobatic Wonders, Hus.
ter's Concert Band, The Fasslon Flay and
other free shows.
SPECIAL, FRIDAY EVENING, AU1 L
COMIC OPERA SELECTION BY HUB
TKK B BAND. . .
Admission to Park, 10c Children, free-
YOU VOUL DITT
There was such a difference In 'beer,
until you use one of Krug's popular
brands. They are always uniform
perfectly brewed and well-aged, ab
solutely pure and leave no bad ''after
effects." The kind of beer that acts
as a tonlo and a' system builder.
Order a trial case and. begla to en
1007 Jackson St. 'Phone 430
The Union Bxouraion Company'
makes regular trips from foot of Dougla
street, making r.ulur trips to Sberiuea
Park, where these is fine shade, musio aud
dancing, o baa on boat, fcveryl&iug ftr.i
class. Hours for leaving: I. and p. Ss.,
dally. Round trip tbs, Children 10. tit
admission to Park.
N. Y. City
Vlraproef alodera .
federal Rates " Aecoaalkle
Batoaslvo Library Kaoiastvo
Orcnasiral Concert Xvsry alveola.
Alt Car fase lb featyt.
Send for descriptive Bookies.
W. JOHNSON tjlUAJ.'-, Fxsnetor.
lata aad Doala Sta,
1IU1U1 a 1-: M
Omaha' Leading Hotel
St-la. 1 1 A I, UATlHKSl
LUNCHEON, FlFTV CENTS.
SUNDAY ft.') p. m. DINNER. TS
Steadily Increasing busln.a has necessi
tated an enUrcemeut of th cafe, doubling
It former capacity.
CHICAGO PEACH HOTEL
1 minutes from heart of city.'- No dirt
aad Oust. Kit uated oa boulevard and lake,
at .1st St. Blvd., Chicago. ttaaA tut Ulua
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