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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 1871.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 9, 1903-TWELVE PAGES.
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DEATH IS TORNADO SITUATI0N IN-iHE BALXANS
Btonn Swrpi Alabama Toirn Cemplately
Oat of Existenoe.
Fnttrc Is Co-operation at
Anstrla and Russia.
TWELVE PERSONS PERISH IN THE RUINS
Fannar'i Bady Si Carried Two Hundred
Tarda by Purloin Wind.
NINE KILLED IN ARKANSAS CYCLONE
Church Torn Front Foundation Travels Half
a Mile in ths Air.
BRICK WALLS CRUMBLE LIKE
Mr Substantial Strnctares Collapse
la an Instant, Borrli I a for
tanate Inmates la Maaa of
LONDON, April 8. Parliament adjourned
today for the Easter holidays.
During the usual discussion of foreign
affntrt prior to the adjournment, Premier
Balfour referred to the Balkan situation.
He sail the saving feature was the cor
dial co-operation of Austria and Russia
with a view to Improving the condition of
the Christians. " .
These two powe more dlrectlr
terested than an' " "d " tnT
could not succeed he hav ty'.l' lhat
the other signatories of th ' -ty,
anxious as they were to end the
state of thin kb, would be Ohio to aI...
cure for the sore disease afflicting that p:
PAPER tlon of ,ne Turkish empire.
The government, Mr. rsairottr continues.
was considering sending British officers to
accompany the Turktsn troops engaged in
the suppression of disorder, aa a guarantee
that no excesses were committed.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., April 8. The little
hamlet of Hopewell; forty miles north of
Able city and one mile from Hancevllle,
waa swept away early this morning by a
tornado, which cut a path of desolation a
mile wide and two miles long across a
prosperous farming section of Blount
county. Twelve persons were Instantly
killed, three or tour fatally and a score
MH. AND MRS, NATHAN GRIFFIN,
JAME3 ORIFFIN. . ,
MISS VIRDIE VCOT.
C. C. ODEN. planter.
MISS NORMA ODEN.
MISS THELMA ODEN.
MRS. 0. C. ODEN.
It Is believed several Of the Injured will
Ttoar Awakens the People,
The storm came from the southeast with
a terrflc roar J hat, woke many people, aome
of whom fled from their homea In tlmo
to es?ape having the houses blown down
OBJECT TO EDWARD'S TITLE
Malcontents In Scotland gar that He
Is Only the Kins of
EDINBURGH. Scotland. April 8 There
was a curious scene at tne meeting nere
todsycalled to make prepartlons for the
forthcoming visit of King Edward to Scotland.
Several of the local 8cottlsh officials re
fused to have anything to do with the king
until he dropped the title of Edward VII.
The objectors protested that the title was
an Insult to Scotland. They added that.
Judging from the addreeses he received at
Lisbon, even the king himself seemed to
realize that he was only king of England.
Considerable uproar prevailed, but the
meeting ultimately refused to listen any
further to the malcontenta.
SEEKS CZAR'S FRIENDSHIP
Eaiier Wool Bosnian Autocrat T rough His
VISITS DENMARK TO PUSH ALLIANCE
Makes Big Impression on Dowager
Empress Throaah Coortesy to
Aired King Christian While
COPENHAGEN. April a. During his re
ccnt visit the German emperor accomp
lished much toward overcoming the strong
-ntlpathy of the dowager empresa of Rus-
.' toward Germany.
This Is said to have been one of the ob
jects of his visit, as he hopes through the
dowager empress to influence the czar and
secure a close understanding between Rus
sia and Germany.
Emperor William's marked attention to
her.father, King Christian, made a marked
lmpreiaion on the dowager empresa, who
was hesrd to remark: "If all Germans were
like the emperor. I would be a friend to
Cnrla-flaa I Klgbty-Flve.
King Christian today celebrated his 86th
birthday. He was In the best of health and
was the receplcnt of many congratulations
and gifts. The members of the diplomatic
corps were among those who called at the
palace to offer their felicitations.
United States Minister Kwenaen. as dean
of the corps, warmly congratulated the
ktng In behalf of his colleagues and sub
sequently extended his majesty the good
wishes of President '. Roosevelt and the
American people. The king expressed keen
gratification and asked that his greetings
be conveyed to Presldcat Roosevelt
The king received ovations on his every
appearance and made a speech from the
balcony of the palace to thousand; of beo
ple assembled on the plana. '
CHINA MUST PAY IN GOLD
I'nlfed States Withdraws Silver
Agreement, Although Bond
PEKIN, April 8. It appears thit the
American financial agent acted without In
structlons In presenting the Indemnity bond
Buildings were tossed t bout like paper providing for payment In silver taels. Un
der instructions from tne government ne is
SHIPS CRASH IN DENSE FOG! PRESIDENT ENTERS PARK
Atlas l.lner Almost Sinks In Sew York
Harbor I as Result 'of
NEW YORK. April 8. The Atlas 'liner,
Allegheny, from Port Umon, Costa Rica,
waa badly damaged In the harbor today as
the result or a collision with the British
steamer Merrlweather, bound out for Bal
timore and Cork. Ireland. Allegheny was
struck on the starboard and a hugs hole
torn In Its side. It took, water rapidly
and soon the bow waa tinder- water. It lay
near Liberty Island, The passengers, many
of them In a panic, were rescued by a
passing tug and brought to the city, but
the crew remained on board,, gathered at
the stern, which waa hot submerged.
The collision occurred during a thick
fog, when It la said, .Allegheny was an
chored waiting for clearer weather to make
Its way up the harbor to the pier. The
ship's water-tight compartments, six in
number, kept It from sinking entirely.
Merry weather stood' by until the pas
sengers had been rescued.' Ita stem' was
stove in and it anchored off the Statue of
Liberty until the extent of Its Injuries
could be ascertained. Allegheny was towed
Tba United Fruit company, which bad a
cargo of bsnanaa on Allegheny, sent a float
to the vessel to take off the bananas. It
had been alongside Allegheny about two
hours when for some Unknown reason It
suddenly sunk. About tnic-thlrd of the 104
steedors were dumped into the water.
According to foreman W. F. Haacke, how
ever, all got safely on to Allegheny. 1
Retire to Xature'i flolitnda for Sixteen
TRAILS GUARDED AGAINST REPORTERS
aperlmteadout Takes Military I're
easttesi to Allow President Am
ple Opportanlty for .Vatoral
brxes and several structures were blown
100 yarda or more. The bvdy of McCoy, a
farmer, was blown 200 yarda and landed in
a sandpit. The house of Mrs. John Norton
was blown down, but the family escaped
by crawling under the bed, onto which
timbers and brick tell.
The houses of the Oden and Griffin fam
ilies were brokaa to splinters and it seems
marveloua that any of their occupants es
caped death. Trees were uprooted In all
directions and many were blown across the
Louisville aV Nashville track, delaying
tralna for a time.
The roar of the storm was heard at
Hancevllle, where It awoke many people,
but no damage was done.
Aa soon aa the destruction wrought be
came known here, rescuers hurried to the
eeena.to five atteuUen to the dead
' Kino Die In Arkaaaae.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 8. A tor
a ado awept through White and Cleburne
counties, Arkansas, last night, leaving
death and destruction In Ita path. Up to
date nine are known to be dead, three dying
and thirteen others badly Injured.
Little Red, Albion, Bradford, Heber and
Pangburn hare been heard from thus far,
JIM LEGGETT. Little Red.
JOB LEGGETT, Utile Red.
TOM KINO AND WIFE, Little Red.
THREE KINO CHILDREN.
GIRL SCHOOL. TEACHER, who
boarding at King's.
A. C. WILLIAMS, near Heber.
Among the injured are:
Mrs. A. C. Williams, not expected to live.
Miss Barkhausen, Little, Red, leg waken
and skull fractured.
Mrs. Henry .Wells, Injured Internally, fa
Several houses were blown down at Brad
ford and one man waa badly Injured. The
tornado came from the ws: 'mat .spent Its
force before It reached Bradford. It Is
feared tha little town of Hiram, with a
population of 160, has been wiped off the
map. It la near Heber, and In the atorm'a
Charek Carried Halt a Mile.
Owing to tha meagre telegraph service
available only the acantest details are to
band tonight, but new stories of death and
destruction are coming in every minute.
Up to data forty-three residences and six
teen barns are known to have been de
stroyed, the storm leaving a desolate track
a mil wide across the counties it trav
ersed. Williams waa aalcep In his bouse when
the wind struck it. The building waa torn
from Its foundation and thrown down the
mountain side, lie was killed Instantly
and his wife ao seriously injured that her
death is only a matter of time. At Pang
burn, so atrong was the storm that a
shurch was lifted up and whirled over the
eountrystde for half a mile before being
damped down again In the center ef a
field. Hsre, too, six residences were blown
down and a flock of sheep and a n number
of cattle, tors and horses were killed.
At Little Ked Albert Kiler, Elbert De
rlle. Walker Pollard, Mrs. Pollard and
Tom King lost their houses, barns and
OW1NGSV1LLE, Ky., April 8 A tornsdo
swept over this section early today, doing
great damage to the tobacco plantations
substituting a bond providing for payment
in gold dollars.
WASHINGTON, April 8. The bond whlh
China la to deliver to tha United Statea
agent will stipulate simply for tho pay
ment of the Indemnity on the basla of ex
change at the date the . agreement was
signed In 19(H). Whether the United States
will exact paymenta In gold or silver. In
the State department's opinion, concerns
no other nation.
CHINA GETS JTS LAND BACK
Basel Keepa Treaty Stlpnlatloa by
PEKTN. April S.ToJay waa thorite of
the expiration of the treaty period of six
months for the evacuation of the second
province of Manchuria. During the last
fortnight the Russians have been removing
their troops, part of them going to Port
Arthur and others to stations on the rail
way, but none leaving Manchuria. The
local government la being transferred to
Sir Robert Hart, Inspector general of
customs, haa appointed a Russian commis
sioner of customs at Cetch Wang, in suc
cession to an Englishman.
KEENE PARTY STAYS 'AWAY
Sonthern Pacific Meeting a Wholly
Formal and Transacts So
LOUISVILLE. Ky., April 8. Good humor
marked the annual meeting of the South
ern Pacific today. No one representing the
Keene faction was present. The meeting
was held In the office of J. B. Weaver, an
assistant secretary of the Southern Pacific
at Beechmont, a suburb of this city.
At 11 Attorney Alexander P. Humphrey,
counsel for the Harrlman Interests In the
recent Injunction suit, placed on the table
a valise which be said contained proxies
representing more than a majority of the
voting stock of the company and called the
meeting to order.
Cbarlos T. Ballard was chosen chairman
and J. B. Weaver secretary. Mr. Humphrey
then read the court decree denying any in
junction and offered the following resolu
tion which, he said, was approved by the
Resolved. That this meeting, having been
duly orgsnlaed. do now adjourn without the
transaction of any other business to such
time oh may bereatter be designated' by
the-'harnan, in accordance with agree
ment. ' The resolution waa ad pted and before
adjournment, which waa Immediately taken.
Mr. Ballard announced that he would call
a meeting for the election of directors after
the appeal from Judge Lurton'a decision Is
Messrs. Ballard, Humphrey, Weaver,
Thomas G. Watklns, a nominal proxy of
this city, and A. K. Van Deventer, an aa
sletant secretary of the Southern Pacific
of New York were the only attendants at
PROPOSE TO" DEFEND PENNELL
Friends Will Aaeert at Inannt That
Dead Mnn Borrowed SJiOO,
MK Wlthont flecarlty.
BUFFAIX). April I. It was Intimated
this afternoon that In the event of those
Interested In the Peunell estate being called
upon at tomorrow's Inquest to divulge any
Information as to Pennell's financial opera
tions In the cast, an (Sort will be made to
show that the money he obtained from his
friends and relatives was in the nature of
legitimate loans. In other words. It may
be asserted that the 8300,000 was advanced
to him without any security whatever.
His attorney, Wallace Thayer, admits
that Pennell had -no security to give tor
such loans; that ha possessed no real es
tate, and bad no bonds or stocks or mort
Mr. Thayer says ha has not yet opened
the sealed Instructions left him by the
dead man. - "
"Pennell left written orders that they
should not be opened until the Insurance
money waa paid In," sold Mr. Thayer. "1
therefore don't know what my secret In
structions are. I don't know whether the
bond drawn by Peanell to secure the pay
ment of 825,000 to Mrs. Burdlck is contained
In that package or aot.-' In fact, I don't
know yet whether tha 8,000 life- insurance
assigned to me ii trust tw as Intended for
Mrs. Burdick." i
CONDITION OF THE VttATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair and Cooler
Thursday; Friday Fair.
Temperatare at Omaha yeaterdayi
Itonr. Pes. Hoar. '
ft a. . na 4 1 i. m T;
6 a. m 4)1 2 p. m 74
7 a. ni 411 a p. m Ttl
H a. ni RO 4 p. m 71
I a. in tin ft p. m T
ID , m n-1 U p. m 73
11 a. m M T p. m 71
13 in U) a p. U"
n p. nt. . . . 01
CINNABAR. Mont., April 8. President
Roosevelt is In the fastness of Tellowstooo
Park and for the next sixteen days ex
pects to enjoy complete rest and cessation
from public duties.
He will be In almost dally communica
tion with Secretary Locb at Cinnabar, but
nothing except of the utmost importance
will be referred to him. In company with
John Burroughs, tha naturalist, who ac
companied htm from Washington, be will
closely study the nature of the various
animals that Inhabit the park.
The president has looked forward to this
outing some time and was In a particu
larly happy frame of mind when he led
the calvacade Into the park. Every trail
leading Into the preserve Is closely guarded
and no one will be allowed to disturb bli
solitude. His headquarters will be at tho
home of Major Pitcher, the superintendent
of the park.
The special bearing the president and
his party arrived at Gardner, the entrance
to the park, at 12:30 this afternoon and
was met by a detachment of the Third cav
alry and a number of cowboys. Major
Pitcher also was on hand to welcome the
Luncheon was served In the president's
car, after which, dressed In riding breeches
and coat, with a light colored slouch hat
on bis head, be mounted his horse and made
a brief address to the people congregated
near his train. Then he bade the members
of his party good-bye and led the way Into
the park, Mr. Burroughs followed In an
The train returns to Cinnabar, where
Secretary Loeb and the remainder of the
party will stay while th.e president ia absent.
On April 24 the president will start on I
his trip to the Paclflo coaat. The weather
here Is mild and there is but little snow
'round the president's headquarters.
SOLEMN WEEK FOR CHURCH
Three Penitential FestlTala to Ba Ob
served In Cloning Days
LABORS ABOUT ENDED
Legislature Now Only Awaits EngTosaiug
of Bills That They May Bo 8ignl
TEN EYCK ENLIVENS CLOSING SCENES
Verbally CaUigates Speaker Mockett and
Ih m A-o'oris3i lor It.
EXEMPTION BILL WIGGLES THROUGH
TO OWN THE STREET CARS
Mayor Harrison of Chicago Takea I'p
(location of Municipal
DREYFUS TO RE-ENTER ARMY
French Papers Claim Government in
tends to Rehabilitate Mar.
PARIS, April 8. The Dreyfus affair con
tinues to interest the newspapers though
there Is no indication that the government
will pursue the matter further after the
chamber's adverse vote. i
The war office today denied the report
that War Minister Andre had begun to form
an investigating committee. This denial la
taken to strengthen the view that the gov
ernment Is not ready to proceed, but the
anti-government newspapers assert that
plans are on foot to restore Dreyfus to his
place In the army.
TROOPS AT OPORTO MUTINY
Refuse to Be Sent to Africa and
Threaten to Shoot
LONDON. April 8. A special from Lisbon
says 160 men belonging to the Eighteenth
Infantry at Oporto have mutinied, owing to
the belief that they were about to be aent
to the Portuguese colonies In Africa.
The men hold the barracks, shouting
"Long live the republic!" and are threaten
ing to shoot their officers If the latter at
tempt to approach.
GRAIN BOYCOTT CONDEMNED
Illlnola State Commission Ordera
Railroad to Give Independent '
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. April 8. The State
Board of Railroad and Warehouse commis
sioners has ordered the Illinois Central to
equitably distribute grain cars In future.
In passing on the case brought by D. H.
Curry against the railroad, the commis
sion says 11 is led to believe that an under
standing existed between the Curry com
pany and the Illlnola Grain Dealers' asso
ciation not to hsndle the grain of tho Far
ers' Elevator company at Mason City, and
that Curry was willing to agree to anything
to prevent the competing companies at
Mason City from marketing their grain.
GIVES SCHLEY GREAT OVATiON
Bt. -Paal l.faca Swte ta' Cheer Ad
miral on lira" "Way- ta Ad '
ST. PAUL, ' M,lnn., . April 8. Admiral
8chley waa given an snthusiastlo reception
as he drove under veteran and military es
cort to the state capltol today where be
briefly addressed a Joint session of tba two
Governor Van Sant, Senator M. E. Clapp
and Colonel A. K. McClure also made short
addresses. Then, In the governor's parlors,
a public . reception was held for an hour.
In the morning the admiral and his party
visited Hamllne university and addressed
Tonight they were members of a bcx
party at the Metropolitan opera house.
CHICAGO, April 8. Mayor Harrison's
first official act today waa to announce
that he Would ask the council tonight to
authorise him to appoint a commission of
ten aldermen and as many private citizens
to go to Springfield aa representatlvsa of
the city and urge the passage of a munici
pal ownership enabling act and a bill pro
viding for the initiative and referendum.
He also eest a telegram to Governor Yates
asking him to aid Chicago In getting this
I ant willing, to take up tba settlement
Beginning today there will be celebrated
the three roost solemn festivals In the his
tory of the church, the season of penitential
ceremonies to end with the triumphal cel
ebration' of Easter on Sunday.
Today In the calendar of the liturgical
churches Is known as Maundy Thursday.
It Is the anniversary of the Lord's 8upper,
at which was Instituted the sacrament of
the holy eueharlst. Upon this day In the
Catholic churches the institution of the
sacrament la nspeclally commemorated, and
In Europe and the older parts of the I'nlted
States there are visits In procession to
tha altars upon which the holy eueharlst
Is exposed. At Rome the bishops perform
the ceremony Of the washing of tV feet of
lesser dignitaries of the church In com
memoration of the washing of the feet of
the apostles by Jesus. This ceremony ha
been performed seldom In the United
States and but once In Omaha, when the
celebrant of the ceremony was Bishop
O'Gorman. On this day also Is the holy
chrism blessed by the bishop. This 'oil
of catechumens" is used In the sacrament
of baptism, confirmation and the ordaining
of priests. Ths ceremony of the day Is one
of the longest In the rites of the church
and Is one of the most beautiful. The
altars are stripped of ornaments and the
bells are silent from the morning until
Good Friday, the anniversary of the death
of Jesus, Is celebrated with unique cere
t: ny. There Is no consecration of ,the
elements, but the host consumed In the
I mass is that which was consecrated the
day before and which Is leu upon tne
altar until the following day. The mass
Is therefore very short. At this time the
cross, which during passion week, has been
covered is uncovered and the worshipers
kiss the cross as they enter the church.
Holy Saturday Is the eve of Easter. Upon
this day the perparatlons for the Eester
celebration are nnde. At the services ,of
the day the paschal candle la blessed, and
this candle burns upon the altar from
Eaeter until Ascension, that Is, during the
time that Christ remained upon earth after
His resurrection. On this day the fonts are
aolemnly blcesed and the holy water la
Memberi of Both Houses Take a Turn at
Passing Aroucd B.qr.ets.
LONESOME IS THE MAN WHO ESCAPES
Senate and Ilouae lnss a Large
ambrr of ItllU In the t IosIiih
Hours and Then Have So
TORPEDO BOAT A SUCCESS
Discharges Torpedo aad Strikes
Target Squarely la Center at
SAN FRANCISCO, April 8. The Holland
subraarlue torpedo boat Grampua haa dem
onstrated lis efflclcnoy aa a vessel of wsr
by discharging a torpedo at a range of 850
yards and striking a stationary target
squarely in ths center.
The firing of tha torpedo was a most Im
portant test of the value of the new fight
ing machine and the board of naval officers
that witneaaed the trial was highly pleased
with the result.
Promise to Keep Order.
VIENNA. April 8. Advices from Mltro
vlUa ssy the sultan.'s Albanian commlsalou
has had a satisfactory conference with tha
Albanian leadrs, who promised to main
tain order and send home the Albanians
who had assembled In the neighborhood,
thereby assuring at any date temporary
peace. It is reported from Bona that an
PARTY RATES CAUSE ROW
Western Paascnger Men Differ on In
terpretation of New Kl
CHICAGO, April 8. Western passenger
men agatn discussed party rates today.
The meeting narrowly missed breaking up
In a row.
Some of the representatives are firm In
their opinion that party rates for any class
of people is a discrimination within the
meaning of the law,' and are therefore
strongly In favor of making party rates
available to the publtc.
Darlington Kitrnils In Mlesoarl.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. April 8. A reso
lutlon fllfd with the secretary of state to
day by the Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy
railroad shows that the company proposes
to build a branch line from Old Monroe
through Montgomery county, to Mexico,
Mo. The 'branch will be about alxty-tbrea
other attempt has been made to destroy miles long and coat $2,200,000.
a bridge of the Cocatantlnople-Salonlca
railroad by tha use of dynamite.
CMAHA PASTOR REVISES CREED
Helps Method let Commlaalon-Detailed
to Consider Advisable Changes
la Catechism. '
CHICAGO, April 8. The commission ap
pointed by tha last . Methodist Episcopal
general conference to consider the advisa
bility of revising the caUcblsm and order
of worship began Its work today.
Those present were Bishop S. M. Merrill,
Chicago; Rev. Jesse W. Jennings, Omaha;
Rev. W. V. Kelly, New York; Rev. .8. O.
Royal, Hlllsboro, O.; A; W. Harris, Port
Deposit, Md.; Frank Brown. Brooklyn.
The subject 'waa discussed at length but
no definite action was taken. A number of
sessions will be held, as the commission
hss a year or more to complete Its work.
Diverts Canadian Wheat.
TORONTO, April 8 Vice President Bos
worth of the Canadian Pacific announces
that now the company has secured Its own
Atlantic fleet as much as possible of ,the
wheat from tha Canadian northwest will
be carried through Canada and shipped
from Montreal and Quebec, instead of
from New York ana Boston.
PROFESSOR SHOOTS HIMSELF
Ohio State 1 Diversity Teacher Com
mits Suicide When His
CHISELS WILLARD IN MARBLE
vullora Will Create Statue of Tem
perance Worker for Ma
SPRINGFIELD. 111., April 8 The house
today passed a bill appropriating s.000 for
the placing of a statue of Francis F. Wll
laxd In Statuary ball, Washington
Welcomed with Pomp.
CONSTANTINOPLE. April 8. The special
mission sent by the sultan to pacify the
Albanians was welcomed with great pomp
at Prlsptina. According to consular re
ports the Albanians who attacked Mltro
vlua have returned to the districts of Ipek
and Dlakova, whence they came.
COLUMBIS. O.. April 8. Prof. Erneat
A. Eggers, head of the department of Ger
man at the Ohio State university, shot him
self this evening. It Is said he was
i despondent from Hi-health.
Though himself not a college graduate,
Prof. Eggers was noted among college edu
cators. He taught 1.5 several Michigan
high schools before coming to the univer
sity In 1882.
WASTE NO WORDS, BUT FIRE
Men Meet on Texas Streets, Draw
Revolvers aad On la
SHERMAN. Tex., April 8. Ben L.
Thompson, cashier of the Bank of Com
merce, Texas, was shot to death on the
public square this afternoon by W, E. Stone
The men met on the atreet and with
out preliminary parley drew their revolvers
and opened fire. Thompson waa struck by
one cf the first shots and fell mortally
wounded. Ho died a few hours later. Stone
surrendered, saying the tragedy was tho
result of a family difficulty.
REJECTS GREETING. IS SHOT
Alabama Man Fires at Officers Offer
lag Him Their Haads aad
' Dies In Melee.
the mayor. "It must be understood In
advance, however, that no ordinance Is to
be passed until the legislature haa given
Chicago the right to own and operate street
car lines. The ordinance ' must provide.
moreover, for the referendum and the
rights claimed by the companlea under the
ninety-nine year act must be expresaely
MAY BE A NOTED MURDERER
Butte Police Believe They' Have Man
Who Killed California
BUTTE, Mont., April 8. -The. police be-
Ilevo that In the person of Joseph C. Wil
liams, alias John Nelson, who confessed to
robbing a city hardware store of several
thousand dollars worth of goods last week,
they have James Dunham, who Is alleged
to have killed an entire family In Southern
California la 1668.
?he officers declare there la a remark
able reaemblance between the prisoner and
Dunham, even to a minute detail. Under
a severe aweatlng Williams admitted hav
ing lived In California.
UNION PACIFIC SEEKS DELAY
Hearing of the Application
y Chicago Great Western
, , . Again Adjourned.
or tno traction question at any time," tr-TB v.rlnr of tha . tt Chicago
DEADLY FIGHT IN KENTUCKY
Two Offleers and Man They Are After
All Killed la a
Great Western against the Union Pacific
Railway company for the privilege of
crossing the bridge which was inaugurated
before Special Master In Chancery C. W.
Pearsall yesterday morning, has been con
tinued to Monday, April 20, on the appli
cation of John N. Baldwin, attorney for
the Union Pacific. Mr. Baldwin aubmltted
an affidavit from Chief Counsel W. R. Kel
ley of the Union Pacific, stating that it
would be Impossible for him to be present
and take up the case before April 22 be
cause of a contemplated visit to Califor
nia that Is of an imperative personal
The postponement of the hesring was
objected to by the counsel for the Great
Western, and attention waa called to the
fact that a postponement of thirty days
had been already granted from March 8,
and Counsel General Kellogg was moved
to believe that the Union Pacific Is pur
posely seeking delay, and both Mr. Kellogg
and Judge McHugh argued against the
granting of the petition for postponement.
Special Master Commissioner Pearsall an
nounced that a postponement of the case
would be taken to April 21. The Indica
tions are that the taking of testimony in
the case may occupy three months, and
It la possible that a ruling will not be given
In the case before September.
WHITESBURG. Ky., April 8. John H.
Mulling was killed six miles south of here
by officers who were trying to arrest blm
for disorderly conduct. According to a re
port received here two officers were killed
during the fight.
Mulllns has had several narrow escapee
from death, having barely escaped with
his life at Pond Oap, Ky., where his father,
mother and all ef his brothers and sisters
were killed in a light.
POLICE AT THE PRIMARIES
Chief Donahue Glvea Instructions to
Officers Who Will Be at the
MUTINY IN DENVER JAIL
Police and Fire Dcpartmenta
Called Out to uell tho
Boallla Capturra More Towaa.
PANAMA. April 8 General Sierra aban
doned Nacaome yesterday and it la be
lieved that hs will flee to Salvador. Coray
has also been captured by Oeneral Bonllla.
"hegotlallag for a Loan.
LIMA. Peru. April 8. The municipality
cf Lima Is negotiating with aa Amsrlcan
banking syndicate for a loan under favora
ble condition. .
DISSOLVES TO SAVE EXPENSE
Mining Company Rcllnqalshea New
Jersey Charter and Will Seek In.
corporatlan In Sontk Dakota.
NEW YORK. April 8 The stockholders
of the Joseph Ladue Gold Mining and De
velopment oozipany tolay decided to dis
solve the company and reincorporate In
President Elmer P. Botsford said the sols
reasou for the change was to save about
tl.000 a year ia taxes.
OPELIKA. Ala., April 8. Ia a street
fight today J. L. Moon, deputy sheriff, waa
shot through the arm and John Long was
killed. Sheriff Hedge, who fired the shot
that killed Long, narrowly escaped death,
several buelts going within a foot of his
The firing began when the two officers
offered to shake hands with Long aad his
companion. Instead of accepting tha prof
fered bands, Long pulled his revolver and
began Bring at Moon.
DENVER. Colo., April 8. The police and
fire departments were called to the county
Jail today to quell a mutiny. Four desper
ate prisoners, armed with revolvers, over
powered Ouard Murphy and secured his
keys. One shot was fired at Murphy, but bs
wsa not Injured.
Being unable to open the outer doors, the
prisoners finally surrendered. It Is not
known how they obtained the weapons.
POURS OIL IN COOK" STOVE
Two Persons at Blackwell, Oklahoma,
Are Dead aa tba
BLACKWELL, Okla., April 8. Arthur
Horstley, 14 years old, was burned to death
and Arthur Yoakum waa fatally burned by
Chief of Police Donahue has Issued or
ders for the guidance of the police on the
daya of tha primaries. The principal fea
ture Is that the officers are Instructed to
permit but one Una of voters to be formed
outside of the polling places. Where two
lines ara formed when tha officer arrives
he Is to decide which la to be maintained
and to alternate tba people In tha line de
stroyed with those In the line he main
tains, ao that the first man In the line de
stroyed will be second in the line which
la maintained and ao on.
Two policemen will be detailed at tha
polling places In the Fourth, Seventh and
Ninth wards, with three policemen In
charge of a sergeant at the other polling
placea. The chief has had the law gov
erning the primaries read to the police
men -frequently In the last few weeks and
In his Instructions he calls particular at
tention to those provisions relating to
party workers within 100 feet of the polling
places, and interference with voters.
At the meeting of the board of fire and
police commissioners last nlgbt Acting
Chairman Broalch said that the board hud
Issued no Instructions for the primaries,
but bad called the attention of the chief
to the orders issued last fall.
Movements of Ocean easels April N.
At Cherbourg Arrived: Kalsertn Maria
Thereelu, from Naples. Hulled: Krun
1'rlns Wilhelm (from Hremen and Suutlv
amnion) for New York.
At New York Arrlvrd : Teutonic, from
Liverpool and (Juwiistuwn : LlKuria, from
Naulrs; Prince Irene, trom liiemen nim
MUST NOT READ THE BIBLE
weeping Is Opinion Rendered by the
Attorney General of
BAN FRANCISCO, April 8. State's At
torney General Webb has rendered aa offi
cial opinion declaring the use of the Bible
In the public schools unconstl utlonsl.
Not only may teachers not teach the
trrlptures as a text-book, but ev n r.dlii
from them, as Is the cus'om frequently at
tha opening exercises. Is barred.
. flr. in Vn.knm'a !.. ii rnr .t.rt-rf k- Southampton: Potsdam, from Hotterdam
, " 7 , ,, . and Boulogne. Hallwi: Hot tenia
aim Uu W -t t lArilo m IJ sx
ths latter pouring coal oil Into tha cook- terdam and Boulogne- Oceanic, for Llver-
atove. Horstley waa burned to a crisp. I pool.
Yoakum, who la from Cowelll. Mo.. ntl L At Uverpool-8alled: Germanic, for New
ONE BROTHER SLAYS OTHER
Claims Dead Man Attacked Him First
aad He Shot la Self.
LANCASTER. Ky . April 8 John Met
es!, ihot and killed his brother Ben Met.
calf at their father's house on White Llik
creek. John claims bs shot hla brother In
York, via tute'stuwti; Helgenland. for
Philadelphia, vlu (Jueeitstow n. Arilvecl
Taurlc, from Portland; Peruvian, from
At uueenstow n Arrived: Nordland. from
Philadelphia, lor 1-ivcrrool tand proreednl).
At (;;sow Arr!d : Buenos Ayrtg.i,
h i.timcipioii Arrived; Philadelphia,
from New York
At yviffiiktown Arrived: t'eltlc, from
New York for Liverpool (nnn proceedod i.
I At Brow Head Paa ed Celtic, from NVw
York, for lu'ri tlnvn hi. J Liverpool.
, At I'u mouth Arrlvfd: Pretoria, from
Ne York, for Cherbourg and Hamburg,
At Antwerp Sailed: Nederland, for
Sl-SfHON PRACTICALLY ENDED, all
tliHt ivmnii.s io h itui.e Is the signing of
bill pacacri In the closing hours, which
Will .ni,lre unlll Miiu- time today for
TKiV Ki'l crei'ten a ecene In the houe
Ourlog closing hours by verbal strlcturea
' t n HpvaKiT Mockett. who cnlUd mem
Im r to the chair and' Iuoa tit floor to
oppose ItiKiirame measure which waa
bvlng lohl.ied L.y T. U . l.a j..,u. n. vt no
whs coneplcuotiH at Ten Kyv.ii elbow.
Ten lCycx inter apologised und the In
cident v oeeii,
E.KX.lJTluN HILL opposed by organised
labor mill pushed by ItMalli-m' associa
tion Is .wil tiy the houne.
COA'iPMMKNTAKY HKPOM'TIONS about
almost everybody connected with the
b'glaluture passed during the closing
WOLF HOCNTY goes through In the
claims bill, s hnufo In-ime upon It re
maining. I'lalm of ex-Troasuier Hill Is
cut to $:,ck.
WOMAN'S POWER right Mil killed in the
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., April 8. iSpr-cial Tele
gram.) All that remains of lie twenty
eighth session cf tho Nebraska legislature
Is the signing of a number of bills by the
speaker of the house. Both house and
senate have psesed all the bills pending
before them and wound up sll other bust-
ness. Owing to a rush In tha enrolling of
bills the house clerks were unable to get
all the measures to the speaker tonight.
The final adjournment will come some time
The senate reached the culmination of
its labora this afternoon and aince that
time has been waiting on the house. It
will continue to wait until such time to
morrow as the hotiHo Is ready to announce
that it haa discharged all the business on
Both houses held social meetings tonight
until 11 o'clock and took recesses until 9
o'clocU tomorrow. The galleries wera
filled as usual on the closing night and tha
customary levity prevailed. Many of the
members left the city today and mora will
leave before the finish tomorrow.
. Excitement at Winder.
Tha oloatng hours of th twenty-eighth
Btaekra tf the Nebraska lepixlatnre. hava ''
been marred by an attack Ofr the speaker of
the house by Ten Eyck of Douglas. Mr.'
Mockett had left hla chair to speak upon
an insurance bl'.l and Ten Eyck was debat
ing on the opposite side of the measure.
In language so forcible as to arouse the
entire house, tho member from Douglas
charged the speaker with "descending be
low the level of his official dignity" and
using the powers of his position to defeat
the bill. The speaker was endeavoring to
reply to the remarks when other members
took up the fight for him and a demand
was made that Ten Eyck tpologlae to the
speaker and house for "casting aspersions"
on the presiding officer unless he could
prove what he said. Ths affair created con
siderable excitement. It waa evident that
the members sympathized with . Speaker
The bill under discussion waa S. F. 254,
which provided that Nebraska mutual bene
fit Insurance companies might reorganise
as legal reserves. The . bill was amended
In the house and paised. Ita friends
claimed that the amendments destroyed
the purpose of the bill. Tha senate psssed
the measure without amendment and aent
It back to the house for Its concurrence.
This was refused and a joint conference
committee was appointed. Burgesa of Lan
caster was made chairman of tha house
committee. Tba conferees could not agree
and so reported. Sweety of Adams moved
that the house recede from its action and
concur with tha senate. This brought tha
matter before tha body and. the debate
Speaker Mockett called Thompson of
Merrick to the chair and look the floor
to fight the bill. He declared that tha
measure was promoted by and In tha In
terest of lnsuranoe concerns which aought
to Issue discriminating policies and ac
quire other valuable immunities under thla
measure. Ha bandied the subject without
gloves, but Insisted that while ha waa la
the Insurance business, he waa not actuated
by Insincere motives.
Tea Eyck Makea a Sean.
Ten Eyck then arose. It happened that T.
W. Blackburn of Omaha, who by the way
has been lobbying for this bill throughout
the aeealon, was sitting beside Ten Eyck.
The latter had not talked long, when ha
turned to Blackburn and remarked: "I wish
I could talk without being prompted."
He then stepped away from where Black
burn was sitting and continued, Blackburn
In the meantime (hanging his teat, evi
dently embarrassed at the attention which
had been drawn to him.
Ten Eyck warmed up to hla subject and
"This house has got below Ita levet and
the speaker has descended beneath tha
level of bis dignity In fighting thla bill."
He proceeded to charge the speaker with
trying to defeat tha bill by having amend
ments tacked on and of promoting this, plan
by appointing Burgess as chairman of tha
house side of the conference committee.
He said that a circular had bssn aent
around on the floor of the house ordering
the defeat of the bill unless ths amend
ments carried and charged the speaker
with the responsibility for this.
The speaker forcibly denied tha charges
and called on Ten Eyck to offer soma proof
Ten Eyck said he thought he could prove
them, but that If he did not he would offer
apologies to Mr. Mockett.
At this btage of the proceedings, Wilson
of Pawnee arose and demanded that "tha
gentleman from Douglas be -made to apol
ogize to the house and the speaker tor
the unwarranted aspersions he had cast
ii.-Hin the latter"
Burgess took a band In It and said-.
"I rUo In defense of that gentleman,
the speaker of this house, Hon. John H.
Mockett. ahoue motives have been wrong
fully Impugned and I wish to say em
phatically that the charges are false; that
i I know Mr. Mockett too v; ell to think
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