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OMAHA, MONDAY MOHNI
NO, MAKCII 9, 1903.
SINOLE COPY TIIKKK CJ2STS.
Deputy Marahali Fro on
BATTLE CALLED COID BLOODED CRIME
Union Attorn Throwi Mori Light on
OFFICERS SHOOT WITHOUT WARNING
Herer Atk Surrender of Those They Ara
Bent to Arre.it.
BULLETS CRASH THROUGH WINDOWS
Only On Victim Returns Shoi nd
Jury Finds Pff Officials flnllty
f Felonious Killing; la f
STUDY OF NOTED CRIMINAL
Musllono, tar Italian Bandit, Affords
Opportunity to Exploit
MASKED MEN ATTACK CAR
Fin Volley of 8hoU in Darkness, Slaying
One and Wounding; Another.
INDIANAFOLIB. March . The official
report of Chris Evans, who wss sent to the
West Virginia coal fields to Investigate
the killing of colored miners at Atkins
rills on February 25, has been received at
the headquarters of the United Mine Work,
The. report says General St. Clair, who
Is the attorney for the coal companies, cre
ated an agitation to have the men arrested
and taken to Charleston and that Immedi
ately afterward arrangements were made
with the United' States marshal by the
Mine Workers' officials to give bond (or
all who were arrested, but that later, on
account of the agitation created by Deputy
Marshal Cunningham, the agreement entered
Into with the marshal was broken ead
"Cunningham was sent to arrest -the men.
Operators Suppress Wires.
According to the report there was great
feeling against Cunningham and the men
decided not to allow him to arrest them and
he waa driven away. Mr. Evans Bays ha
sent telegram to the men to submit
quietly, but the coal companies, who own
all the telegraph and telephone lines con
nected with the town, refused to deliver It
and before be could get any measage to
the men Cunningham and his deputies, who,
he says, were the worst characters be
sould collect, went to the town a second
time and killed the miners In the night
time in their beds.
Mr. Evana says he went to the scene of
the trouble the next morning, when forty
eight men had been arrested for conspir
acy to kill Cuunlngham, and found. In a
house occupied by a colored man called
"Btonewall" Jacl son, the dead bodies of
William Dodson. William Clark and Rich
ard Clnyton, all colored. The report con
tinues:. On Inquiry we found that the wife of
Jackson, with four children, together with
eiaht colored men, were In the house, and
' that about daybreak all were awakened by
hots being flreit into the house from the
outside, z his shooting; took place wlthnut i
anything being nld, and the three colored
.. men 1 hav ruentlonrd were found ii iy on
tlie -wmir; Tw a wtiiiln their iukU! clothe
and the other one wae partly dressed, with
on shoe on, ptrtly laced, and the other
foot hare. We visited another house, where
Joseph I User lay mortally wounded, hav
ing been shot through the window aa he
was stooping to put his trousers on after
getting out of bed. Hlxer lived with his
sister and she made the statement at the
Inquest that she pleaded with those shoot
ing not to kill her children and In reply
"Women and children must take care of
In no instance do we find where the per
sons were asked to surrender until after the
deputies had commenced to shoot at the oc
cupants of the houses named.
We next went to the house of Lucian
I.awHOn, who was considered mortally
wounded 1 sm led to understand that
after the shooting referred to this man,
with others, returned the fire of the posn
and this Is the cnly instance where any at
tempt waj mado t.i return file on the part
of the miners. During the shooting, in
many instances, in? men and women
pleaded with the men outside to have
mercy on them, but their cries were met
.lih Harlainn md cursed. Our InvestlKatlo.i
provea that no effort had been made to j
anoot or resixi except in um one cane men
tioned, but that all would have been glad
to have aurrendered If they had been al
lowed the opportunity to do ao.
Mr. K.vans say the coroner's Jury re
turned a verdict of felonious killing agalna.
' Cunningham In th case of William Dod
son. BABIES ARE AT A DISCOUNT
Buffalo Preacher Says Club Life la
Koapouatble tor Msrder, Divorce
' . and National Degeneration.
BUFFALO, March 8. The Burdlck case
waa referred to from the pulpits of some of
the chu.chea today.
At the Lafayette Baptist church Rev.
George Whitman preached on "Church Life
Veraus Home Llfa," aaylng:
Recants events in our city have revealed
the gay. Irreligious life which many of our
more prospesou people live. There is a
growing CJodlessneen among many well-to-do
persons. The type of depravity among
persons in the higher circles Is often worse
than in the siums of the city.
This gay, Oodless way of living often
.manifests Itself in what Is epoken of as
club Hfe. I admit that clubs differ In their
arrangements, but 1 believe that that which
is mechanically called club life is opposed
to the Interests of the Individual, the
church and the nation. A murdur Is com
mitted In our city and two divorce cases
are revealed. These have some relation to
the club life.
America is fast following In the steps of
the old Roman empire. The home is de
saed; children are an encumbrance; a
poodle dog is of more value than J baby.
Wealth and pride consume the llfeblood of
the nation and aristocratic weaknesses sap
our democratic vigor.
POSTOFFICE JBANDITS HELD
Police Find Stamps, Nitroglycerine
and Other Burglarious Tools
I sdtr Woodpile.
INDIANAPOLIS. March I. Frank Slaus-
on, William ocnroeaer ana jouu uiuiuu
were arrested near Pendleton and brought
here today charged with robbing postofflces
at Deleevllle and Belle Fork.
The meg had found $1W worth of stamps,
165 to cash and a can, of nltrr-glycerlno,
twelve caps such as ara used by aafe blow
ers, twelve feet of rubber tubing and three
loaded revolvers hidden under a pile of
wood In an outbuilding.
SANTA 'FE- STILL EXTENDS
lells Basil for Building; Mao frees
Kaasaa Through Missouri to
JOPLIN. Mo., March I. Bonds for build
ing railroad from Chanute, Kan., to Mem
phis, Tenn., have been placed. The new
line will be 400 miles long and cost ap
Ths moat ImDortaot pointa on the line
will be Chanute, Weir City and Cherokee,
Kan.; Jopllo. Neosho. Casavllle aud Gaines
ville. Mo., and Memphis, Tena.
The Santa Fe U said to be behind the
(Copyright, 1M, by t "hlng Co.)
ROME, March 8. t.V ' '''. ' "-rid Ca
blegram Special Telegram.. ' .
Patrlxt, one of the most d I situ, '
lowers of Lombroso's school, aods.
at the Modon university, has Ju. .
eluded a aerlet of moat Interesting exp.
mcnts on Musllono, the notorious brigand
and murderer who la Immured In the
living grave of the Porto Logone prison,
from whlcii he Is destined never to emerge
alive. The result of the professor's In
vestigations fully confirms Lombroso's
theory concerning the born criminal.
Musl'ono la not only left-handed, but his
whole nervous system lacks equilibrium.
Prof, Patrlsl found many Interesting
sensorial abnormalities. Ihe shape of the
handa and the complete development of the
wladom tooth are also characteristic
featurea of the criminal.
Musilono has lost all of his former self
assurance and arrogance. The months of
solitary confinement which he has already
paased iu the semi-obscurity of a sub
terranean cell have already changed his
proud spirit. He has relinquished all hope
of ultimately recovering his liberty and has
had to be watched continually, as he has
already twice attempted to commit suicide
by dashing his hesd sgainst the walls of
his cell. Symptoms of tuberculosis have
developed In the prisoner, whose formerly
strong .constitution Is also undermined by
acute anaemia. The prison doctor Is of
the opinion that unless Musllono is re
moved from his present place of confine
ment he will not survive many weeks
MAIMED MOTORMAN DISAPPEARS IN NIGHT
Halrted by Fire Armed Assailants,
Who Lrt Fly In Deserted
a with k
Kerne Pool Hepotte.1, Itr-ady to Settle
Differences .with Southern
RICHEST MAN IN RUSSIA DIES
Son, Who Inherited Vast Fortnno,
Only Survives Father
(Copyright, 190S. by Press Publishing Co.)
MOSCOW. March 8. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The richeat
man In Ruasla, Nikolai Terestchenko, has
Just died In his 85th. year, leaving prop
erty valued at $100,000,000, much of It in
real estate In thla city. For more than
fifty years he lias been one of the curiosi
ties of Moscow. He slept only four hours
In the twenty-four, two hours at night and
two hours after luncheon.. At 2 o'clock
every morning he had mass said In hla
room. At o'clock he began work with his
secretaries, eating nothing until noon, wheu
he took an egg or a bowl of soup. He had
only one solid meal a day and that waa at
10 o'clock at night. Though be was char
itable his benevolence was extended In un
usual ways aa. for Inatance, In establishing
homes for one-legged and one-armed men.
It la said he wanted to found an asylum
for mothers-in-law who were badly treated
by sons-in-law, but the police refused to
sanction the scheme. Hla son, who inher
ited the vast fortune, died at Monte Carlo
of consumption the day after his lather's
INVENTS JYEW. FLYING MACHINE
Belief Is Expressed that by Its Aid
It Will Be Easy to Roach
rangementa will be made by which the
minority holders In Southern Pacific will
not carry out their proposed plan to over
throw the Harriman mi.-nsg"me-nt.
A few dors ago the secretary of the
Southern Pacific was served with a legal
notice that an Injunction would oe applied
for , on behalf of Talbot J. Taylor Co.,
representing the minority holders In South,
em Pacific, preventing the. voting of tho
Southern Pacific Btock held by the Union
Pacific, also demanding a list of the stock
holders of the Southern Pacific company.
Within an hour the notice was withdrawn
without any explanation. J Subsequently It
was Announced that the,- order had been
withdrawn, as It was found that a list of
the stockholders could be obtained after
the closing of the company's books on
The real cause, however, of this hasty
retreat was, according to reports today,
overtures from tho Harriman interests for
an amicable settlement of the controversy.
NEW YORK. March lmlt Is earned on
excellent authority, ihe Jrlbune will aay
tomorrow, that negotiations are now u-dcr
w ay for the settlement of He fight between
the so-called Keene pool' In Southern Pa
cific stock and the Harrlnjan Interests, who
practically control the Southern Pacific.
Important developments In the Southern
Pacific fight tending to remove the cause for
current differences may t looked for In
WtTEHiu'RV r, u.w i.i-i . - i tho course of a few dsys. ad, according to
lnTLH,?7'C -'-red iron, financiers who
Waterhnr. . .-7.7. .1" .l,.'" I make the Waldorf their headquarters ar-
. j . wi uiftu IcriiuR
In connection with the street railway
strike. This time murder has been done
and a policeman, Paul Mendleaohn. Is dead.
John W. Chambers, a non-union motorman,
was wounded and his whereabouts are un
known, aud a conductor, Oeorge Webern
dorfer, waa pounded almoat Into Insen
sibility. Choose Isolated Spot.
The scene of the crime was ,at Forest
Park, the terminus of the North Main
atreet line. The spot Is Isolated and when
the car reached the end of the line the
crew made preparations for the return
trip. Immediately after the conductor had
turned the trolley and the motorman re
versed his levers, five masked men sprang
from the bushes by the roadside, entered
the car and discharged their revolvers.
every man being armed. Mendelsohn fell
t the first report and as a later examina
tion showed, the first shot waa fatal, hav-v
Ing penetrated his heart. The motorman
was also hit and leaped from the car with
a cry of pain.
Some of the men followed him, while the
remainder turned their attention to the
conductor. He was thrown to the floor and
pounded and kicked until he was almost
unconscious. The men then left him and
Joined their companions outside.
Weberndorfer saw the motorman leap
from the car and he saw him followed by
the murderers. Whether he escaped or
whether he was can led off by the at
tacking party cannot be learned.
The conductor regained hla feet with
difficulty and went to the side of the of
ficer, whom he found to be dead. Webern
dorfer, hardly able to stand, started the
car back toward the city with the dead of
ficer. On llje way he met nuother car,
the crew of which relieved hlrn and hur
ried to the city for assistance. 'w
Motorman Still Missing;.
The body of the dead officer waa carried
Into police headquarters and Weberndor
fer was also taken there. An alarm was
aent around the city and in a few momenta
the entire detective department, accom
panied by thirteen policemen, went to the
scene of the murder. A thorough search
was made for Chambers, but at midnight
he had not been fcrnd.
An examination of the car showed thai
a volley of shots had been fired and ac
cording to the conductor's story the at
tack was made while 'he trolley pole was
off and the three men were In perfect dark
ness, U.us being caught like rats in a
trap. , . - ' '' . , . w
STRIKE AS LAST . RESORT
ARMOUR TRIES AEROGRAMS
Hopes to Do Awaj with Bnmerona Leased
PROPOSES MAGIC MESSAGES TO OMAHA
Experiments In Sew System Start In
' Chicago on Wednesday, Which
If Surreasfal will laaaga
rnte Wireless Age.
VETERAN PASSES AWAY
Bnel Franklin's Death Removes An
other Prominent Survivor of
(Copyright. 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
ROME, March 8. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) A teacher
named Qulseppe Tetl of Oretga has Just
Invented a most remarkable flying muchlne,
which he calls the "Aerodlna." ,
The small model which he has constructed
haa been fully experimented with and a
subscription started among school teachers
to furnish the necessary funds to construct
the flying machine according to the invent
or's designs. . He claims that his machine
can fly in the teeth of the strongest wind
and that It will be easy to reach the north
pole by its aid. I is a torpedo-shaped con
trivance propelled by electricity and easily
Slgnor Tetl Is already well known as an
inventor, having patented special arc
lamp in 1887 and having recently exhibited
at Palermo a moat Ingenious musical In
strument which obtained high distinction.
RUMOR "LABBJTJS TO RETIRE
Noted British Journalist and Parlia
mentarian May Live In
(Copyright. 190S. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, March 8. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Henry La
bouchere la credited with Intending to re
tire from Parliament to reside chiefly In a
beautiful villa reconstructed for himself In
the suburbs of Florence, Italy. He la in
Florence now teaching the municipality
bow to become modern and attract foreign
ers to reside there. A rumor is also afloat
that he Is about to enter the Catholic
church, but thla la due merely to the fact
that his wife and daughter both belong to
Brldgro Workers Claim Company. Re.
(naed to Nearottate Over
NEW YORK, March 8. At the head
quartera of the International Association of
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers it was
denied today that the striking Iron workera
had refused to Inform the officers of the
American Bridge company of the nature
of their grlevancea.
A representative of the union said to
night: Our strike was not declared In sympathy
ulth th hnlstina engineers. For some
time the American Rrldge company haa
been breaking faith with us wherever the
union la weak. It haa been looking for
trouble for some time. On many Jobs they
have had our men do all the hard and
difficult work and aa Boon aa easy work
wua r chert have laid ua off and put on
cheaper men. The claim that we have
made no effort to settle our grievances with
them im untrue
The president ot the International asso
ciation came here laat week from Chicago
for the purpose of settling our troubles
with the company. He went to the office
of the company to try to arrange a meet
ing with the offlclala of the American
Bridge company, but they would not meet
It was also said that no more meetings
of the men are to be held for the present;
that the strike is on and will continue.
HARTFORD, Conn., March 8. Majo.'
General William Buel Franklin died today,
aged 80. He had been in poor health tor
several years and had failed perceptibly
since the death ot bis wife three years ago.
He was born In Franklin, Pa., on March
27. 1823, and was the son of Walter 8.
Franklin, who was clerk -nX..the bouse tt
General Franklin graduated from West
Point In 1843 and was a classmate of Gen
eral U. S. Grant. He served In the Mexican
war. In 1861 he was appointed colonel of
the Twelfth United States infantry and Im
mediately made brigadier general of volun
teers. He commanded thw Sixth army
corps and was In charge of the left wing
of the army of the Potomac in the battle
of South Mountain and In command of the
Sixth army corps at, the battle ot An-
tletam. i . ' '
He resigned from the army In 1866, with
the rank of major gentral of volunteer!
and brevet major general, U. S. A., and
came to thla otty to live. He was. made
vice president and genera) manager of the
Colts Patent Firearms Maufacturlng com
pany. He was commissioner general for
the United States to the Paris exposition
In 1888 and was decorated with -the Legion
( Honor. . . - - v ..--
. Oeneral Franklin was a member ot the
Loyal Legion of the 'United States and ths
Army and Naval club ot Connecticut,' the
Society of the. Cincinnati and the Grand
Army. He had been for several terms the
commander of the New York Loyal Legion.
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Rain In West, Fnlr
In Kasl Portion Monday. 'lueedMy. FhIi
Temneratnre nt Omaha Yesterday!
ft a. m
U n. m
T n. m
S) n. m
t n. m .
1 a. m.
11 n. m.
12 m.. . .
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CHICAGO. March 8. Magic messages,
such "aa Marconi propoaes to send flying
through sir from continent to continent,
may soon connect Chicago with Omaha, If
experiments ordered by Armour A Co.
Pscklng, it seems, needs many a sudden
oMer and many an alteration in ordera
once aent, for marketa change, prices go up
and down and money may be made or loat
according as Information can be speedily,
safely and secretly dispatched. In the past
auch orders have been sent over numerous
leased wires costing the firm some 8100,000
annually ta rent, and further heavy sOnis
when storms tear down the lres, break
the polos or Interfere with 'the current.
In the hope of saving all this the De
Forest Wireless Telegraph compan? is to
make a sorlea of teata of their system be
tween the stock yards and the company's
head offices In Chicago, seven miles away.
Should these experiments prove successful,
the wires connecting Omaha, Kansas City,
8'.. Louis, Sioux City. Allegheny. Philadel
phia. New York and Boston will be done
away with and the wireless age definitely
Experiments Stnrt Wednesday.
The first experiments will be made next
V.'edneaday, when Mr. White and Mr. Qal
bralth, agenta of the company, arrive from
New York. m
Polea will be erected on top of the hlgh
eat building In the yards and on the root
of the Hoint- Insurance building, with wires
leading to them from the instruments tn
tho rooms below. The only obstruction will
be the Halsted street bridge, and the rep
resentatives of the company say they are
confident they can overcome this obs'acle.
There are at present twelve wires be
tween the yards and the offices, and If the
new Instruments prove practicable they
will replace the old ones Immediately. Then
it will be only a matter ot time to extend
the system, connecting all the branch
houses with the home office.
Beyond doing away with the cost of the
wires, the new system would sffcrd greater
security, aa It would be private, direct and
certain, In that It will be controlled by the
company's own men.
The De Forest company already has a
contract to install wireless Instruments on
the Twentieth Century train between Chi
cago and New York, and experiments made
In that line are said to have demonstrated
the practicability of the wireless system
- Should the plan succeed, It Is said all tht
big concerns In the country like the Ar
mour house, which has nearly Io0 branches
in the -4,trn . territory . a!opejwlll fol
low the rxatniiftt, and" a Crsf'siep, and'
long' one, will have .been made toward -doing
away with the electric wire altogether.
TO BUILD A LABOR TEMPLE
A committee of the Labor Temple asso
ciation, beaded by Harry McVea, the pres
ident of the association. Is making ar
rangements to aecure a lot upon which a
building will be constructed. The success
ot the labor unions of (be city In main
taining a b'ulldlng for their use In this
city has given them assurance that tho
larger undertaking can be successfully
The committee haa not decided as to the
plan to be adopted tor raising funds, but a
meeting will aoon be held to settle this
point. It haa been suggested that the
unions of the city contribute sufficient
funds to purchase the lot and that money
be borrowed to put up the building, the
money derived from rents to rx'lngulsh
the debt, which, with the revenue In sight,
could be done In a comparstlvely short
Another suggestion is that the Individ
ual members ot tho unions bo permitted to
buy stock In the building company, the
amount one person can hold to be limited,
ao that no one person can ever control the
At the present time the Temple asso
ciation ia not getting all of the revenue It
ahould derive from the unlona, as the hal's
at the present location are so few that
many unions are meeting tn other places,
KING GREAT COIN COLLECTOR
Italian Monarch Will Writs Rook on
Sabject Coating! Fortnne to
(Copyright, 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
ROME, March 8. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) The king of
Italy, one ot the moat enthusiastic coin
collectors In Europe. Is about to bring out
a work on the subject that will coit $140,
000. It will be a complete history of Ital
ian moneys. The king has Just bought at
Frankfort a collection ot Italian coins.
This brings the number of his collection
up to 60,000 pieces.
SHIP BUILDERS MAY STRIKE
Seek Shorter Honrs, H lather Wastes
and Right to Unit In Aid
HOLD THREE WOMEN ARE' ONE"
Buffalo Pol lee Combine fines. Think
ing; All Point to SlnsTlo
Person. . .
BUFFALO, March 8. The most Import
ant discovery in the Burdlck mystery was
the discovery of evidence to corroborate
the story of Policeman Meyer of meeting a
lone woman on Ashland avenue about 1
o'clock on the night of the murder. It Is
not much, but the police feel encouraged.
The authorities will not divulge the name
of the person who has come forward with
the additional evidence and are generally
talking less about the case. The fact that
they are still working on the ."lone woman"
clue Indicates that they have not at ndoned
the theory that the woman had a hand in
Three unknown women have figured In
the case so far and are described as the
"lone woman," the "lost woman" and the
woman taken to the corner of Ashland av
enue and Summer street by a cab driver.
As a result of today's work the police
have obtained one more witness to confirm
their belief that these three are one and
The new witness was on his way home
In the Elmwood district about 1:15 on the
night of the murder. He met a woman
unaccompanied hurrying along Ashland av
enue. The place where he met her waa
one block north of whera a woman had
been seen by Meyer. His recognition M
the woman Is the same as that given by
MORGAN DOES NOT BUY CUBA
Denies Reports of Hotel and Railroad
Pnrehasea with Tourist T raffle
TAMPA. Fla.. March 8. J. P. Morgan
arrived at Port Tampa this afternoon from
Havana. Immediately after d'lembarklng
his party boarded a special train for New
A rumor that the Flagler oystem of ho
tels In Florida and the Florida East Coast
railroad had been turned over to him, pre
sumably for the Southern railway, and that
the Atlantic Coaat Line and Sou'hern were
to own the property Jointly and that he
Intended to build up a large tourist bust
ness In Florida and establish a modern
line of ateamers between this state and
Cuba, .was mentioned to him.
I know nothing whatever of such
deal," he said, making the statement with
NEW YORK, March 8 It was announced
today by F. G. McKay, business agent of
the Boilermakers' union, that demands will
be made tomorrow upon the owners of all the fabman policeman and bualneas man
ine snip yarns in ine vicinuj ui n
for a general Increase In wages and shorter
hours. If the demands "are not granted
there will be a strike of all trades con
nected with ship building.
The demands call for an agreement for
one year, beginning May 1, that eight
hours shall constitute a day's work on all
outside Jobs and nine hours on Inside
Jobs; that the men shall have a Saturday
half holiday from June 1 to September
30; that the minimum rate of wagea for
bollermakers shall be 40 cents ' an hour
and for the other tradea from 85 to 45
cents an hour.
It Is further provided that a sympa
thetic atrlke la not to be considered a
violation of the agreement.
FAILURE NOT DISHEARTENING
Mrs. Osborne aa I hie and Jaunt? as
Toousth Late Venture Waa
(Copyright. 1901, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, March 8 (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Mrs. Os
borne Is in Pari a and looking ao amart and
Jaunty in ths lateat atylea ot street cos
tumes that It is evident tbe failure ot her
late theatrical venture in New York haa
lelt no trace of permanent grief.
Coaatress Fnvora Government.
PANAMA. Colombia. March 8. Ths (lec
tion ot congressmen took place today. Tbe
official candidates, Allejandro Orlllac, Angel
Herrera, Julio Fabrega. Gerardo !ewta,
Oscar Teral and Luis Maria Calvo were
elected for the alx provinces ot tbe Isthmus.
Nearly all the liberals abstained from
voting, claiming that the government would
not respect the popular vote. Had ths
liberals voted they could have won easilr
to three provinces. The elected congress
men In' end to flgtt In favor of the Panama
BRICK MAKERS ORDER STRIKE
Kearly Four Thonaand Men Will
Quit Work In St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, March 8. Between 8,000 and
4,000 brlckuiakers will strike tomorrow to
enforce demanda for the recognition of their
union, for' a change of hours and an In
crease ot wages, and It Is thought that as
many more in allied trades will follow be
fore the eud of the week.
The strike waa agreed to by a unanlmoua
vote at a general meeting today of all
crafts Identified with brlikmaking. Th
trades directly Involved are ths brick
makers, clay miners, engineers, firemen of
boilers and kilns, machlnlats and teamsters.
DINE METHODIST GOVERNORS
Mickey and Three Western Collenarues
Will Be Feted by Church
CHICAGO, March 8 Four Methodist gov
ernors In as many cfentraf western states
have given a unique Idea to some bright
particular star of ' the Methodist Social
union. In order to emphasize the proml
nence of the church In politics and possibly
tho influence of politics on the church.
grand reception and banquet Is to be given
the quartet at the Auditorium hotel on
The guests of honor will be Governor
Mickey of Nebraska, Governor Yates of
Illinois, Governor Bliss of Michigan and
Governor Durbln ot Indiana, and among
others to take part are: John Farson
chairman ot the entertainment committee;
Allan A. Gilbert, president of the Social
union, and James M. Klttleman, eorre
Governor Mickey Is booked to speak on
"Methodism and Twentieth Century De
mands and Governor Durbln on "The Fu
ture Influence of the Layman In the Metho
dlst Church.". Addresses will also be made
by Governor Yates and by Governor Bliss
Plates for 600 guest will be laid.
MAY FILE ANSWER TODAY
Wabash Employee' Reply to Injunc
tion Almoat Bendy for
8T. LOUIS. March 8. The answer of
Wabash firemen and trainmen to Judge
Adams' Injunction will probably be Sled
COAL COMPANIES COMBINE
Monenaahela Firm Buys Ellsworth
Holdings for Sixteen Million
WASHINGTON, March 8. The Monon
gabela River Consolidated Coal and Coke
company of Pittsburg will acquire the im
meose holdings of James v Ellsworth
Company In thla county, according to re
porta received today.
Tbe Ellsworth company holdings amount
to 160.000 acres and the total price to be
paid by ths combine will be 81,(HK),000.
SIX DIE IN HOTEL FIRE
Many Gneats Escape by Jumping; from
Windows on Second Floor
of Build In ST.
CUMBERLAND, Md., March 8. Six per
sons were burned to death and one was
nd some of the unions which do meet j
at the temple have had to use halla too
amal or change their meeting nights.
The plan so far formulated contemplates
the construction of a building In the busi
ness center of the city, the ground floor of
which may be rented for stores, leaving
the upper stories for halla and assembly
James O'Connell Telle Strlkera thnt
Spotters" Are Working;
James O'Connell, president of the Inter
national Machlnlsta' union, addressed tho
Union Pacific strikers at Labor Temple Sat
urday evening. He said the company nai
placed among the strikers men paid to re
veal the work of the committees and to
sow the seeds of discord; In some cases
these men were members of the affiliated
organisations, and he cautioned hla hearers
TIME FOR BUSINESS
Legislature Oinnot Wait Any Tims if it
Intend! to Complete Its Work.
SESSION IS OVER TWO-THIRDS GONE
Up to the Present Little Has Been Accom
plished in Actual KesulU
DEVOTE EVENINGS TO REVENUE BILL
Bartiey InTeitSgatiug Committee Also
Expeoti to Work Night.
APPROPRIATIONS ARE ALSO ON DECK
With the Flood of New Bills Stopped
by Time Limitation Legislature
tan (Jrt Dsns to Arcompllsh
(Friim a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 8. (Specisl.) B gin
uing tomorrow the house will hold day and
night sessions unless It transgresses a
resolution sdopted Inst week. This resolu
tion provided that night sessions should
bo held exclusively for tbe purpose of dis
cussing tho revenue bill and to be con
tinued until that measure waa finally dis
posed ot The other regular work will be
attended to at the day sessions.
Inasmuch as the Barlley investigation
committee has planned night sittings tor
this week and as various other committees
have extra dutiea confronting thum, It cer
tainly would seom us If things were going
to take on a strenuous aspect. But this
is inevitable It the real work for which
this legislature was convened Is to be don
Really If the aession were to adjourn to
morrow the twenty eighth Nebraska legia
lature would go on record aa having accom
plished less In actual results than any
that ever assembled In thla. atate. No
vital luws have yet been enacted and
forty-two of the sixty legislative daya are
gone. It the members are to redeem them
selves they must do substantially all that
Is to be done In the remaining eighteen
days or extend tho time.
In passing ono very potent result thus
far brought forth looms up before the eyes
of the people of this stato looms up to
their sorrow, for in ths popular Judgment
this result, the defeat of II. R. 230, was on
the side of wrong waa a defiant rebuff ot
the most urgent demand that constituents
could make ot their representatives. 8o
far as Omuha, Lincoln and South Omaha,
were concerned, the three largest cities of
the Btato, they were very pronounced In
their demand for the passage of a law,
such as that rontemplnled la II. R. 330,
that would entitle them to tax the valu
able railroad terminals for city purposes.
Omaha people were practically unanimous
In their doiuand. Oiher cumminltles over
the state, Fremont, Columbus, FaJrbury,
Nebraska City and others having railroad
terminals, were loudly . pleading lor this
law, .yet jho bill twas killed, Of.eourms''
to be eareiui oi .tneip "ornt ana "cimi! TJT , .1 ; r"t , '! J
inn ine revenue mu mm to lueuioe t pre
vision sought for la H. R. 330.
Itallroad Lobby Powerful.
kept , from the meetings of the men.
His haarers aoetned ratner aurprmea at
this part of his address, fer in Omaha so
far there has been no evidence of any die
satisfaction on the part of any of the
strikers, and the only criticism which has
been offered in any way has been because
Mr. O'Connell has not given as much of
his personal attention to the Union Pacific
strike as In the opinion of the local men
Its Importance deserved. At the same time
these criticisms have not been severe nor
direct and those who felt that he had not
been on "the firing line" as much as he
should hsve been have waited to hear hla
reasons, believing he could explain to the
satisfaction of all concerned.
The International president . congratu
lated the local men upon the persistence
and stability of the opposition offered the
company and predicted ultimate succeas In
their proteat against the piece work sys
tem. ON BELLE FOURCHE RANGE
Omaha Visitor Says Cnttle Have Win
tered Better There Than
"Cattle have wintered better tn the Belle
Fourche range district than at any othe.
point in the northwest," said L. E. Parrloh
of Rapid City, 8. D., last night at the Mer
chants "We have bad leaB snow than
any other section that t know of. The
rangea have kept open and the cattle look
as well as they did in November. The
fatally injured as the result of a fire thla only trouble we have had has been tho
morning In a small hotel at Letter, a min
Ing town near Elklna, W. Va
GEORGE C. ANDERSON.
MRS. GEORGE C. ANDERSON.
A CHILD OF THE ANDERSON8.
Several persons escaped with minor In
juries by Jumping from a second story
DERAILED BY BROKEN SWITCH
Alabama Train Meets Disaster, In
flicting; Injuries on Five
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 8. While
running at high speed, passenger train t'o.
4, northbound, on the Louisville ft Nash
ville railroad, waa badly wrecked twenty
two miles south of here tonight. So far
as known only five persons were injured,
three of whom were members of the train
Occurring at the foot of a steep grade,
the wrecked care' were thrown to either
aide of the track, probably by a broken
The engine, tender, baggage, express csr
and two coaches were completely wrecked.
PEACE PARADE CAUSES WAR
Aaatrlnn Socialists Clash with Police
While Protesting; Against
BUDAPEST, March 8. Ten thousand so
cialist protested today against the gov
ernment's military bills, a monster street
demonstration leading to collisions with tbe
Many arrests were made, the police hav
ing finally to charge the dmonatrators In
order to disperae tnem.
Boarko focbrnn la Beeoverlna;.
CAIRO, March 8. W. Bourke Cochran,
who is 111 at Assouan with broncao-pneu-monla,
la progressing favorably. His
streogta la well maintained.
cold, which compelled ua to go out on tho
ranges and. cut tbe Ice from tbe tanks,
ponds and creeks, that tbe stock might
get water. The only feeding we have had
to do thus far la the young cattle and
weaklings. We are beginning to expect
the Inevitable cutting up of the rangea by
the Influx ot homesteadera. Tbe Belle
Fourche district Is about the last of the
free range territory In tbe northwest. The
homesteadera are settling In the valleys
and fencing In the water courses, which Is
a great Inconvenience to the cattlemen.
There Is considerable Irrigation along tbe
valleys and much alfalfa Is raised. No,
the taking of the water from the streams
for irrigation purposes is not diminishing
ths water supply."
HOLDUP MEN TURN A TRICK
Otto Stllllek Robbed In the Shadow
of Church In ThlcUIr Set.
Otto Stllllek. a student rooming at 2021
Chicago street, was held up by two men
last night in front of All Saints' church at
the corner of Twenty-sixth and Dewey ave
nue, and robbed ot a purse containing $14.
Stllllek had been attending church In
tbe southern part ot the city and after
racortlng a companion to her borne started
to return to his lodging place. As he was
passing the church a man Jumped up from
a dark place and presenting a revolver de
manded his money. Tbe student, seeing
that his assailant waa a young fellow,
did not at first put up his handa. He then
received s blow from behind, blacking his
eye end slightly cutting his nose. He wai
knocked down by this second man, who was
j older than the first, and the two went
through his pockets. Artnur Men. ot u.'t
South Twenty-sixth street notified the po
lice of the sffsir.
Movements of Ocean Vessels March N
At New York Arrived Tevic. from
Liverpool; Philadelphia, from Southampton
At The Llxard Passed Mlnnetonka, from
New York, for London.
At Bcllly Passed Main, from New York,
for Bremen; Vaderland, trom Antwerp, fw
At Liverpool Arrived Bovlc. from New
York. Sailed -Siberian, from Glasgow, for
Halifax and Philadelphia.
At yueenstown Sailed Ivernl from
Liverpool, for New York.
As to the revenue bill, which still hes
the middle of the road not to travel In,
but merely as a resting place, apparently
its ultimate course Is fraught with uncer
tainty. Tbe railroads, who ere given the
credit for framing this bill, are alarmed
ove- its fate and the friends ot revenue
revision, who think this bill Is a radical,
railroad measure, are feeling mure encour-
aged than any time since the legislature
convened. It remains to be seen, however,
whether their buoyancy la Justified." The
power ot the rallroud lobby must not be
underestimated, though it is evident that
the exponents ot honest legislation have
mado themselves felt of late.
Haa n Uueer Look.
The street car corporations and others
that were caught in tho act of tacking
onto the revenue bill a plank providing tor
I a novel scheme of "franchise taxation."
are again laboring with untiring teal to
aecure the endorsement of this proposition '
In tbe form of an amendment. The schouie
Is to tax the gross earnings tor one year
of the corporations tn addition to tholr
tangible property, allowing the former to
represent their franchises. It has been
conservatively estimated that such a law
would net to the Omaha Street Railway
company alone a saving In taxes of one
year ot $30,000 or more. The corporations
seeking this benefit hold out the argument
that tbe law would not decreaae, but might
Increase their taxes. As a prominent mem
ber recently put it, "When a corporation
proposes a scheme to Increaso its taxes.
It's time to get chary of the scheme."
There are fifty amendments already pro
posed to the revenue bill, so whatever
fate the bill meets time will be required
for ita disposition.
It looks as if the speaker would not have
tbe privilege of appointing a sifting com
mittee and very much s tt no sifting com
mittee would be elected by the house.
There Is a very strong and potent Influence
at work to have this work done In tbe
committee of ths whole.
Aside from tbe revenue bill and the
Bartiey Investigation there are divers
other matters ot Importance to claim tbe
attention of both house and senate. The
appropriation bills are yet to be finally
acted on. A number ot changes ot eon
sidcrabl? Importance are likely to be made.
Already It has virtually been decided to
tack on rn appropriation ot flO.000 to the
appropriation bill tor the Lewis and Clark
exposition In Portland, Ore.- The deficiency
bill baa been changed from $73,000 to $118.
000. There la considerable? division of senti
ment as to certain Items In ths general
BATES DUE IN ST. LOUIS
Will Confer with t'orbln and Fair
Olftflnls Keasrillsg Dedica
8T. LOl'13, March 8. Major Oeneral
Henry C. Corhin, who Is to be grand mi -ahal
of the World's Fair dedication parade
here next month, arrived this evening from
Washington. Tomorrow he will meet the
! commlJmon on ceremonies of the Expo-
jitlon company aud a Mmllar committee
from, the, World's Fair National commis
sion, to complete the details for tbe dedi
cation ceremonies. Major General John C.
Batea. who will command (be troops In this
parade, w'l! arrive from Omaha tomorrow.
PCKER MADE JAIL OFFENCE
Washington Oovrruor sinus Bill De--rlarluH
(inmltllnw to Be at
OLYMPIA. Wash., March 8. The gov
ernor has signed the bill msklug gambling
a (elony In the stale yt Wathlogtoo.
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