Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 18, 1903)
5nT -3?aJa VnnXXii3Xt3!Sk3!!3?'
PAGES I TO 8. g
ESTABLISHED JUNK 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY 3IOUNIXO, APHIL 18, 1903-SIXTEEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPV Till! EE CENTS.
The Omaha Daily Bee.
9 PART I.
SHAMROCK JUST GOES
eavf equaii uismanuss dok, cweepiaa-
8par and Eaih Overboard.
SIR THOMAS UPTON SLIGHTLY HURT
Merchant-Yachtsman Injurs! His Hand by
Fall Down Hatchway.
ONE MEMBLR OF CREW IS WASHED AWAY
Eailon and Gneiti Crowding Deck Escape
Serious Aociient by Miraolo.
CHALLENGER'S HULL REMAINS UNDAMAGED
Jew Salt of Canvas and !tew Steel
Mast Will Be Required to Re
pair Boat Before Trial
WEYMOUTH. April 17. The misfortunes
which seem to have pursued Shamrock III
culminated today la a gust of wind which
dlsmssted It and leave the beautiful chal
lenger lying tonight a helpless wreck In
Portland harbor. The accident will neces
sitate a delay certainly of a month and
probehli of six weeks in the challengers
salli' for America, but Sir Thomas Lip-
OFFICER EXECUJES SOLDIER
Herman Rnslgn Slays Mam Who
Falls to Salute Him
BERLIN. April 17. Emperor William has
ordered a thorough Investigation Into the
case of Naval Ensign Iluesner, who killed
an artilleryman named Hartman at Essen
for not saluting him properly.
Hussner now claims that Hartman struck
him before the fatal attack, but all lbs eye
witnesses contradict his statement.
The papers print an account of another
military Incident at the Monopol hotel,
Essen, In which an officer sharply accosted
a one-year volunteer because the latter
saluted him Imperfectly. The officer used
Insulting epithets, whereupon several
guests of the hotel Interfered. Another
volunteer, who was present, then went to
the assistance of the officer, who drew his
sabre and wounded several civilians. Thi
next day the local governor ordered the
hotel to be closed, the officer was placed
temporarily on the retired list and an In
SITES FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Grand Island and York Property Owners
Make OoTernmeit Offers.
PRICES PUT ON THE CORNER LOTS
Is Bids from Grand Island aad
Twelve from York Opened at
the Treasary Department
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. April 17. (Special Tele
gram.) Proposals for sites for erection of i woman's fingers and gurgled with hsppl
ness as only a baby can
MOTHER f 4L0ST CHILD
Former Onj? . . Woman ta Happily
ReaaS " ith Her Dssghter ,
J" St. Joseph.
ST. I, Mo., April 17. (Special.)
Sever' sara ago a discouraged woman
sat ,-. i a laughing girl baby In the
co .tor farm at Dunbar, Neb. Her
buebk, ; had left her and she bad been
forced o accept charity. 8he was Mrs.
The Institution on tha day that Mrs.
Silcott entered had many visitors. Among
th.-v was Mrs. Mary Rue, a resident of
Brk. Neb. Bhe saw the baby. Tho little
one reached up a tiny hand, caught the
RAILWAY TERMINAL BURNED
Valuable Property Is Destroyed
Fire at St. Johns, New
ton said tonight that the accident would I threatened.
ST. JOHNS. N. B.. April IT. The freight
sheds of the Trans-Atlantic terminal at
Sand Point on the western side of the har
bor, are burning. Two ocean' steamers are
not be allowed to Interfere with Ita pres
ence In New Tork In time for the cup
The yacht was caught In a squall shortly
after leaving the harbor on a trial spin.
The mast was carried overboard, together
with several of tha crew, and ail the gear
lk.Dne man was drowned and sev
eral persona. Including Sir Thomas,
who was knocked down a batch
way, were bruised or otherwise Injured.
The man who wae drowned was a brother-in-law
of Captain Wrlnge. He was hand
ing a binocular glasa to Sir Thomas at
the time he waa swept overboard. The
yachts were maneuvering In the roadstead
under malnatalla, jibs, foresails and gaff
topsails, prior to the start.
Strong Wind la Blowing;.
fA strong northeast breese waa blowing,
but there was nothing in the nature of a
gale. The boats seemed to carry thetr
racing sails well as they fetched out from
. the Shelter of the breakwater, Sham, ock
III leading on a tack out seaward, appar
ently with the Intention of testing the
strength of the wind outalde. The breese
had Just weight enough to keep the lee
Before the start Sir Thomas Llpton,
Ratsey. the sallmaker, and Colonel Sher
man Crawford, vice commodore of the
Royal Ulster Tacbt club, boarded the chal
lenger, which made a magnificent picture,
as under a cloud of canvas It drove past
Erin had taken up a position 'o send
the boat away round a triangular course,
and everything seemed to promise a Una
race. Shamrock III then made a short
; board oa the port tack, dragging through
a heavy squall with Its lee decks awash.
At about 10:40 a.' m., when nearly a
mile off shore. It went about on the star'
board tack to stand up to cross the line.
when a sudden gust of wind sweeping out
of Weymouth bay struck the yacht and
eomoletely dismantled It. The weather
rigging screws ot the main shrouds and
mast were carried away close to the dock
and with it went the spars, aalla and
gearing in a confuaed mass ot wreckage
Crowded with Quests.
The yacht's decks were crowded with
Sir Thomas Lipton'e guests, officers and
men, and it seemed a miracle that the
disaster was not attended by serious loss
of life. Deprived of Its chief support, the
Immense steel tubular mast swayed for a
taction of a second and went overboard.
sWating general havoc aa it fell.
Tha hull ot Shamrock III was not dam
aged. The mast, when it went overboard.
went solid. - There waa at that time only
one break, which was about seven feet
above deck. As the big spar with Its
weight ot canvas became hevler, owing to
tha water in It. the mast again buckled
ita bead, going down till it rented on the
bottom. , It is believed It will be com
paratively eaey to repair the mast, but a
v whole suit ot canvaa ta ruined.
kTiargcs with a crane were soon on the
spot to raise the broken mast, after which
Shamrock III waa taken to its moor
ings Inside the breakwater.
Sir Thomas had a "narrow escape. He
waa thrown down the hatchway with a
sailor and fell with such force aa to break
the board flooring covering the tank.
So sudden wss the calamity that the
yacht lay wrecked and helpless before those
on board realised what bad happened.
Fortunately moat of the tremendous weight
of the gear fell clear of the deck, aa other
wise the disaster must have been mul
tiplied three-fold. Aa It was, only one
life was lost, that ot a member' ot tha crew
The rattle of Uecks snd wire ropes on
the metal deck ot the boat drowned all
other sounds tor the time. The lull which
followed wss broken by a sharp order from
Captain Wrlnge to get away a boat.
The captain's self-possession spurred the
crew to action snd a boat was manned and
started to search for Collier. Boats were
also dropped from Shamrock I and Erin,
and In a couple ot minutes these were all
heading for the scene ot the accident. Col
lier, however, never reappeared.
Several Are Slightly lajnred.
A number of others were Injured by fall
ing gear, but none seriously. Sir Thorns
wss knocked down a hatchway and one
of his bands was Injured, but not ssriously.
Clearing away the wreckage waa quite a
difficult task, owing to the nature of the
spars and gear.
Erin passed a line to (be wrecked yacht
and stood by to give all the aid necessary.
Sir Tbomaa. who waa extremely distressed
by the fatality and the injury to ths yscht,
said that the accident occurred absolutely
without warning, aud much quicker than
Shamrock I waa dismantled In the Solent.
Just aa a race between Shamrock II and
Shamrock I and Sybarite waa being atartod
In tha Solent, off Southampton on May tl.
1401, a sudden squall struck the yachts
The lop mast ot Shamrock II was carried
'-away and then ita mala mast went by the
besrd. carrying all ita satla with it and
leaving the yacht practically a wreck.
Shamrock I waa also considerably dam
aged. No oue was Injured on board either
ot the yachts, but King Edward, who was
oa Shamrock II, had a narrow escape.
K a pert a to Ron Race.
Sir -Thomas Llpton informed the corre
spondent ot the Associated Press that he
expects to be ready to fulOll his engage
ment off Sandy Hook August 20.
"Tbe whole thing," aald Sir Thomas to
The' property Includes immense freight
sheds, immigration quarters, inspection of
fices and other facilities for handling
freight and immigrants. A large part of
the property Is owned by the Canadian
Pacific railroad, which has Its winter ter
minal across the harbor from the city of
St. John's proper. The city also owns con
siderable property, wharves, etc.
Tbe Are burned for two and a half hours
before the iireman gained control. Tbe
flames were confined to the warehouses.
The two steamers endangered were the
Allan liner Tunis and Lake Manitoba of
the Felder-Dempster line. Both were
pulled out Into the harbor without dam
public buildings at Grand Island and Tork
Neb., were opened at the Treasury depart
ment today. There were six bidders at
Grand Island as follows: Kate S. Touhy.
Jacob and Theresa B. Wlndagel, northeast
corner Third and Walnut. $10,000; Emma
Jauss. southeast corner Locust and Second,
$9,300; same bidder, northwest corner Lo
cust and Second. $9,500; W. R. McAllister,
east side of Elm street, between Ann and
John, 12.500; same bidder, northeast corner
Second and Pine. $8,000; Spencer W. Fer
guaon and Kate 8. Touby, aouthwest corner
Walnut and Third, $10,000.
At York twelvo sites were offered ss fol
lows: W. B. Atkinson, corner Nebraska
avenue and Sixth, I7.2G0; O. W. Shldler.
corner Nebraska avenue and Seventh, $6,600;
same bidder, same locality, $7,500; S. C.
Morrison, northeast corner Lincoln avenue
and Eighth, $5,000; George Folts, block 51,
120x180 feet, $8,500; same bidder, same lo
cality, 120x130 feet, $7,500; James H. Cowell,
block 69, 150x120 feet, $8,000; same bidder,
L0UBET ARABS' TALISMAN
Algerians Torn Ont In Crowds to
See Lack-Bringing White
ORAN, Algeria. April 17. President
Loubet arrived today from Algiers. Every
where along the route the natives gathered
In crowds, owing to the mussulman su
perstttlon that a eight ot the white sultan,
aa the president la termed, brings happi
M. Loubet was met by detachments of
troops and mounted Arabs, the latter
bearing banners representing the French
colors and the Algerian crescent Inter
twined. The president waa conducted un
der a triumphant arch, the bands playing
the Marsellatse and native orcheatraa
atrange music ot the desert through the
main thoroughfare,- He was warmly. ao-
olaimed by the large crowds assembled.
The day waa devoted to festivities and
REBELS CLOSE ROUND CASTRO
Captaro Towns. Oecapy Hearty All
Western Veseisels nnd Even
WILLEM8TAD, Island of Curcao, April
17. The Venezuelan government has been
routed in the neighborhood of Coro by tbe
revolutionists under General Elra, who
captured many prisoners and a quantity
of arms, ammunition and baggage. The
revolutionists now occupy La Vela de
Coro and have sent the former government
employes here on the ateamer Merlda
which arrived yesterday.
All the western part of Venezuela ex
cept Maracalbo Is occupied by revolution
ary torcea, wbo allege the revolution Is
strong In the vicinity of Caracas. Presi
dent Castro la reported by the revolution
ists to be suffering for lack of troops.
That gurgle captivated the ' heart ot
Mrs. Rue. Circumstance forced ' the
mother to give up her child an! that night
Mrs. Rue carried to her home Alta Silcott.
From that day she wss known as Alta Rue.
In a few years Mrs. Silcott was reunited
with her husband and the couple moved to
Omaha. Later they came to St. Joseph,
where they have since made their horns.
Mrs. Rue moved to another town and the
mother lost trace of her babe. -
Through her foster mother Alta Silcott
a tew weeks learned that the woman who
had been so kind to her waa not her
mother. She began a search, which wss
not in vs'.n.
Yesterda afternoon Alta Silcott, now al
most grown to womanhood, stepped frsra
the southbound train from Omaha. Her
father and motber were there to moot her
nnd last night there was great rejoicing
i In the modest little cottage at Eighth and
RECALLS THE VIADUCT F1GIIL
Ci:y Atterney Connell Beninds Tint
Warden of lii Achievement.
MAYOR M00RES TALKS FOR WH0LETICKET
Many Other Repub.li-aa Candidates
Appear at Meeting la First Ward
nnd Promise Good Munici
. , , ' , , . Charles streets. It wss a plessant home-
same block, 125x120, $6,500; L. F. South- , , ,. . . . k" h
HEAVY SNOW IN ENGLAND
Weather Has Not Been So Cold
This Season For Twenty
LONDON, April 17. Such cold and snow
falls aa were experienced In the United
Kingdom during the past week were un
precedented In twenty years.
Nine degrees of frost were registered
last night in the Thames valley and snow
storms were again reported today In vari
ous parts of the country. The same condi
tions prevail on the continent.
It anowed today In Paris, Lille, Lyons,
St. Etlenne and elsewhere. There was a
general snow and great atorm at Mar
seilles and considerable damage was done.
A number of vessels broke from their
moorings and some small craft were sunk.
COMMISSION IS IN PRISON
Men Sent by Saltan to Pacify Alba
nians Are la a Predlea-meat.
CONSTANTINOPLE, April IT. The mem
bers of the speclil mission sent by the
sultsn to pacify the Albanians, It is now
announced, are practically Imprisoned at
Ipek, Albany, where they sre surrounded
by several hundred Albanlana, whose chiefs
refuse to accept the proposed reforms and
demand the 'appointment of an Albanian
governor, adding that otherwise they will
continue the revolt.
The Austrian and Russian ambassadors
are urging tbe sultan to adopt energetic,
measures to suppress tha Albsnians, but
he Is averse to coercion, aa he relies on
the Albanians to help him in the event of
(Continued ea Second Fag a.)
worth, corner Platte avenue and Fifth
$4,500; Ambrose E. Andrews, corner Platte
avenue and West Fifth, $6,000; George W.
Post, corner Grant avenne end Seventh,
$9,000; William Belcher, northeast corner
Platte avenue and Went Sixth, $10,000.
German Investigators Tour.
The delegation of real estate owners and
farmers the German Agricultural society is
sending to tbe United States to study
American agricultural methoda will arrive
In New York May 2. They number forty
six men and their tour of tbe country com
mences at New York May 2 and Is concluded
at that city June 24. The principal points
set forth in their itinerary, aa issued by
tbe Agricultural department today, follows:
Washington, May 8, 4 and 5; thence west
to Cincinnati, Lexington, Ky., St. Louis,
Kansas City, reaching Des Moines, Ames,
la.. May 12; thence to Omaha, arriving
there May 14; Kearney, May 16; Denver,
Pike's peak, Salt Lake City, San Fran
cisco and tour various points ot Interest In
California, Portland, Ore., and thence east
ward, making various stops enroute, Min
neapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit,
Niagara Falls, Boston and back to New
These Iowa rural letter carrlera were ap
pointed today: Moulton, regular, John A.
Wooden; substitute, Effle Wooden. Mus
catine, regular, John Van Zll,; substitute,
Tlllle Van Zll.
Postmasters appointed: Iowa Lewis Hy-
land, Campbell, Polk county. Wyoming
C. P. Hinds, Junction. lararale county. -
These Nebraska rural free delivery routes
will be established July 1: St. Paul. How
ard County, three routes; area covered, 110
square railew: population served, 1,410.
Saronville, Cla county, on route; area,
twenty-two square , miles;, population, 425.
Shelby, Folk county, three routes; area,
ninety-two square miles; population, 1,520.
Shlckley, Fillmore county, two routea; area,
eighty-five aquare miles; population, 1,129.
Silver Creek, Merrick county, one route;
area, twenty-five square miles; population,
600. Spring Ranch, Clay county, one route;
area, twenty-two aquare miles; population.
400. Strang, Fillmore county, one route;
area, twenty-five square miles; population,
450. Sutton, Clay county, one additional
route; area, twenty-five square miles; popu
lation, 400. Swanton, Saline county, one
route; area, thirty-one square miles; popu
lation, 425. Tobias, Saline county, three
routea; area, seventy-one square miles;
population, 1,260. West Point, Cuming
county, two additional routes; area, forty
bine aquare miles; population, 915. Wood
River, Hall county, five routes; .area, 101
square miles; population, 2,175.
MAY TRY TO GET TAYLOR
Demand for Extradition of Former
Kentacky Governor Likely
to Bo Made.
FRANKFORT. Ky., April 17. The Frank
lin county circuit court room was sgaln
packed to the doora today with the crowd
in attendance at the Howard trial. Henry,
E. Youtsey waa still on ths stand for cross-
Youtaey told ot making an arrangroent
with Mason Hockersmlth, colored, to kill
Ooebel. Hockersmlth wanted to Interview
Governor Taylor before the shooting and
witness went to see Taylor to arrange for
the interview. Taylor told witness ha
could not afford to risk a negro and wit
ness returned and told Hockersmlth what
Johnson, who also had been selected to
do the killing, left bars January 25. Asked
as to the substance of a letter witness
claimed to have written to Howard, January
26, at Taylor's dictation, witness said it
merely aald to Howard to come to Frank-
tort at once, as Taylor waa about to be
robbed ot his office. Howard, he aald.
knew when he arrived that ha had been
selected to do the killing.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 17. Merrill
Moores, former assistant attorney general,
who waa a law partner of ex-Governor Tay
ley for several months, aald today that It
would not be surprising if another demand
tor the return ot Taylor was made on Gov
ernor Durbln. He has also heard it re
ported that Thomaa Campbell, who acted
as ths attorney ot tbe Goebels before Gov
ernor Durbln, waa preparing to bring suit
either In the United States supreme court
or in the superior court of Marlon county
to force the governor to honor the requisition.
coming to the girl and she Will make her
future homo In this city.
STEALS GOVERNOR'S GIRL
Outlaw Arrested at Dearer Tells
Romantic Tale of Lawless
DENVER. April 17. 'Cherokee Bill"
Smith, awaiting trial In the federal court
on the charge of robbing the ' Carlton,
Colo., postofTice on November ( last,
escaped from the county hospital today
while hlE guard was sleeping.
Smith was captured on January 23, after
a long chase and a desperate battle, in
which one of the deputy sheriffs . wss
To a reporter yesterday he said his real
name is Heniy Clay Bateman and he is
a great grandson of Henry Clay, He began
life as a cowboy on bis father's ranch In
Texss and for a crime committed at 16
years of age became an outlaw. He as
sumed the name of William Smith and
eloped with the daughter of Governor Hub
bard of Texas, whom he deserted. He
lived among the Cherokee Indians several
years and waa employed by the government
as a scout and Interpreter.
Cherokee Bill was recaptured late tonight
at a house In the western part ot the city,
where be had asked for a night's lodging.
IOWA PROFESSOR CLAIMS CASH
Says Kansns Government Discharged
Him for Political Reasons
; t .
aBtaaasnaan . 'g .
TOPEKA. Kan.; April- 17. Prof: J.' O.
Ward of Johnson county, Iowa, has tiled
suit In .the United States circuit court
against the Kansas Agricultural college for
$12,065. Of this amount $2,066 la alleged
to be for back salary and $10,000 tor dam
Prof. Ward alleges that he waa dls
charged from the faculty of tbe college for
political reasons only. Ha waa engaged to
teach a two-year term, beginning Septem
ber, 1899, but alleges that tha republican
then took charge of the college and he,
with a number of other populists, was dis
A feature of the initial campaign meet
ing of the First ward republicans last night
was ths absence of arraignments ot oppos
ing candidates, factlona and parties. The
meeting was In Llncoia hall at the corner
of Sixth and Pierce streets and was well
attended. Nearly all the candidates on
the republlcsn ticket made short speechee.
The enthusiasm and applause for each was
liberally distributed, but Mayer Moores
received the lion's share.
The mayor spoka briefly, saying: "I want
to thank the voter ot the First ward for
the clean majority of 100 which they rolled
up for me at the primaries, for various and
many methods were used to defeat me. j
This I to be a short and decisive cam
paign. The main issue is corporations or
anti-corporations. All the corporations are
against ta. 1 stand for the people and It
Is my best wish to treat all alike. From
all over the city I have received encourag
ing reports that sprak for the success of
our ticket, but I. want to say that tbe fight
will be a hard one and we must all get out
and work and be sure to attend properly to
the details of registering end voting."
The mayor then went through the ticket.
naming each man, mentioning his special
qualifications fcr the office be is seeking
and urging bis election.
A. H. Hennlngs, candidate for re-election
as city treasurer, referred to bis record In
collecting the taxes and said his opinion
waa that the American people should Insist
upon public officials doing their duty re
gardless of consequences had been con
firmed by his renomlnatlon.
Elbonrn Is for Harmony.
W. H. Elbourn, who is seeking a re-elec
tion as city clerk, remarked that for twen
ty-two years he hsd maintained that a
party had a right to divide and "scrap" be
fore the primaries, but once the will of the
convention was recorded It was the duty ot
every member of tbe party to fall In lino
and support it.
W. J. Hunter, nominee for the office of
comptroller, said he had no political record
to point to, but had been a successful re
tall grocer for eighteen years and pledged
an honest administration. Irrespective ot
tactions or persons.
The longest speech of the evening was
made by City Attorney Connell, who Is
standing for election to that office, which
he has heretofore filled by appointment. It
had been fifteen years, he said, since be had
fought votes for himself and then it was to
be sent to congress. While the First Sud
Second ward had been kindly to him ha
bad trouble In his own ward, the Fourth,
and had not Mayor Moores helped him out
he might not have won. From that time on
his friendship for thef mayor has been un
broken. "We have Just had one of the bit
terest, one ot the fairest and ons of the
most orderly primaries ever held in Omaha.
The issue waa clear cut and well, defined.
Every man knew where he stood and had a
right, to register his opinion. The result
waa a clean victory for Frank E. Moore by
a majority of several hundred votes and by
a majority of three delegates.
As to Railroad Crossings.
"Concerning myself and my candidacy I
want to say a few words. As the mayor
has told you, the legal department ta one
that he must feel confidence in and muBt
rely on in many thing. He has been kind
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Showers Saturday,
Wnrmer In Kaet Portion; Sunday Prob
1 Shamrock Meets with r Mishap.
Sites for Sfw Public nallillnas.
Connell Herfll Vlnilnct Flabt.
To Pay Northern Secnrltles Money.
2 Trade Delegates Arrnlan America.
Mrs. 1,1111c Asks for Sew Trial.
President Sticks to Inlon Paclilc.
3 Xews from Nehrnska Towns.
4 Gnli of the City Campaign.
New Work on an Oltl Topic.
5 Spirit of 1'nrest In Labor Circles.
Arr.ilra at Sonth Omaha.
0 Connell Bluffs nnil Iowa News.
T Police Closing In About Knight.
MlNsonrl Huo.lle Developments.
Gltea Millions to Charity.
H Labor's Voice In Postodlc.
Irish Lnnd Itlll Is Assured,
ft Hill and Harrlninn at War.
Itonntllng I n Tnx Delinquents.
Insurance stent nlnapprnrs.
Yost Tnlkn to Employes.
10 Three Men Die on Scaffold.
Skulls In Evidence In Fair Case.
11 Sporting Events of the Day.
Dnn'a Review of Trade.
13 What llackmnn Sees on Rounds.
Grlssllen President Has Met.
14 Financial and Commercial.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
B a. m .
ft a. m .
7 a. ni .
H n. in .
ft n. m.
to n. ni.
11 n. m.
12 m. . . .
t p. m
2 p. m
4 p. in
rv p. in
B p. in
7 p. m
i 8 p. m
ft p. ni
SK LEAVE TO PAY
INTERESTS OF OMAHA VIEW
Street Railway Extension and Public
Park Project ltefore Club
PCPE IS MUCH GRATIFIED
Appreciates President's Theaghtfal
ess la Sending Jablleo
ROME, April 17. The pope was grstlfled
when Informed that President Roosevelt,
on the celebration of ths papal Jubilee, had
forwarded to the pontiff, through Cardinal
Gibbons, ths volumes containing all ths
messages and official documents of the
presidents of the United 8tates.
He said: "Ths messages are the saience
of a century and a half of American pollt
leal wisdom. I shall be happy In having it
aa a companion to the set of President
Roosevelt's own literary works, sent, by
Governor Taft last year."
The pontiff sJded that hs will thsnk
ths president by sending bins aa autograph
CHURCH QUARREL NEARS END
Lincoln Bishop Seeks to Oast Catholic
Priest from Nebraska Ecclesi
SEWARD, Neb., April 17. A trial occu
pying a week, in which Bishop Bonacum of
Lincoln seeks to oust Father William Mur
phy from the church property of Seward,
was concluded today and the case submitted
The controversy haa been bitterly fought
In the civil and ecclesiastic courts. Twice
It has been to Rome. Father Murphy,
though excommunicated by the bishop, con
tinues to occupy the church property, be
cause the trusteea are on his side. A de
cision is not expected for a month.
The Omaha View Improvement club met
last evening at the school house at the
corner of Thirty-second and Corby streets
with a fair attendance. The question of
necessary sidewalk improvements waa dis
cussed and the council will be asked to
take Immediate steps toward relieving the
The commltteo on street car extension
reported through Simon Robinson. He
stated that the committee had presented
tbe matter to the street car company, but
the excuse was that tha excessive demand
for cars waa almost beyond -the present
capacity of the company to supply, as was
tho incessant, demand for increased street
car service. The matter brought out an
animated discussion, and the necessity ot
eitendlng the street car line from Parker
to Maple street was dwelt upon
The original granting ot the franchise
was on the basis that the street car line
should . be extended to Maple street, and
the people of that section agreed to be
taxed for the necessary grading ot the
street with that understanding. All par
ties at Interest had fulfilled their part of
the contract except the street car com
pany. The committee was continued with
instructions to see it there waa not some
way by which the council could be per
suaded to compel tb street car company
to comply with its part of the agreement.
The project of trying to Induce the city
to buy the grove at the west side ot Thirty
third street, consisting ot twenty acre,
and make a park ot it for the accommoda
tion and recreation of the Omaha View
people was discussed. It was thought that
the same courtesy should be extended to
the people of this section that was ex
tended to the people In the southwest part
of the city, in the acquirement ot the
Hanscom park property, and of the south
side in the acquirement of Riverview park
enough to say that but for me he does not j This property, lying west of Thirty-third
know how he would have surmounted some
Eoadi Seek Cour.'i Perm'ision to Distribute
Dividends to Eecur.tiel Company.
ASSERT SHAREHOLDERS SUFFER HARDSHIP
If Order it Not Suspended Million Dollars
Will Be Tied Up.
SAME PEOPLE WILL GET CASH IN END
Befusal to Allow Settlement Said to Mean
Suffering to Many.
ATTORNEY CENERAL OPPOSES REQUEST
Judge Assents to Hear Arguments on
Monday, When Government Will
Fight Any Modification ot
ST. PAUL, April 17. Circuit Judge San
born this afternoon set Monday morning,
April 20, aa tbe time tor hearing argu
ments In a request by attorneys for tbe
Northern Securities company that the de
cree recently handed down be suspended
In so far as it prevented the payment by
tbe Qreat Northern and Northern Paclflo
railways of dividends to the Northern Se
curities company, since these dividends
would ultimately reach the same people
Judge George B. Young appeared fcr
President Hill, M. D. Grover for the Great
Northern railway and General Counsel
Bunn for the Northern Paclflo railroad.
Under instructions from Attorney General
Knox, District Attorney C. C. Caupt ap
peared to oppose any motion tor a modifica
tion of tho decree.
The attorneys for the railroads explained
that tbe regular dividend day had nearly
at rived, but that under the decree It was
Impossible for the railway companies to
close their books and pay any dividend, a
matter affecting something like 1,900 Indi
viduals, many of them dependent on these
dividends for the necessities of life. No
modification of 'the decree waa asked, all
such matters being left for the formal ap
peal, which was sure to come In the course
Matter Is Declared t'rgeat.
Judge Sanborn preferred that the whole
matter be left over till all four circuit
Judges could hear It, which would be on
May 20, but owing to the urgency of the
matter on which a suspension was desired
Anally agreed to hear and decide as to the
requested suspension on next Monday morn
ing. District Attorney Caupt said he would
preaent the case to Attorney General Knox
In the meantime and learn his wishes.
The attorneys for tbe Northern Securities
company and for the two railways aald they
only wished permission to pay tbe regular
dividends, which Is. impossible under the
understanding of the decreo of the court.
Before the case can be finally pased on by
the suprem court over $1,000,000 would be
paid in dividends In case this part ot tbe
decree could be suspended, but otherwise
the sum would be tied up and the people
to whom It was properly due could not re
celve It. ....
Directors Hold Meeting.
NEW YORK, April 17. The directors
ot the Northern Securities company held
their flrct regular meeting since the mergor
decision today. According to statements
made after the meeting the only thing that
came up was of a strictly routine char
acter. It was said that in appealing the de
slslon ot the United Statea circuit court
waa discussed. Informally, but no definite
steps in this matter were taken.
One of the company's leading legal rep-
. . ....... . V. .... 1. . . 1. . it ..1.1 a I i.
of the atmcuu.es in n.s "kV i " reasonable figure. Messrs. W. H. resentatlve. declined to discus, what dls
However that mr b. lay claim to hav- Mm Callahan and John Davie. P"'i'" would be made of the Great North
Ing done ome eervice for Omaha, and I . , . ....... i rn dividend
WU11Q IV uiaj uut . J 4. , . ,
e 1 f I want to ask you to remember the j
condition ot things in the early day when
you had what was called the 'death trap'
down here and no one knew when he would
FARMERS MUSTSTUDY DEEP
Wilson Declares Agricultural Edscs
tlon Should Start la Common
8TARKVTLLE. Mis.. April 17. James
Wilson, secretary of agriculture, was ths
principal apaaker today at the laying ot
the cornerstone of tba new Science hall
at -the Mississippi Agricultural and Me
cbanlcal college. The secretary spoke on
the necessity of agricultural education
Many would decline to get more In the
secondary schools ana an increasing num
ber would ao through college if we had
schools and colleges that would give them
what tbsy require.
NEW C0LLEGEJF0R PITTSBURG
Andrew Caraeglo aad Other Rich
Men Will Liberally Endow
PITTSBURG. April 17. Pittsburg Is to
have a great university that will rival the
big colleges and universities of the country.
For Its endowment. It Is said the millions
of Andrsw Carnegie and twenty ether
wealthy Plttsburger are pledged.
At a private luncheon In honor of a num
ber of educators here in connection with
the International Kindergarten union this
announcement waa made by Prof. J. A.
Braahear of the Western university of
Prof. Braahear atated that Mr. Carnegie
had pledged himself to gfrs liberally to the
object, but deaired that bla nam be In no
way connected with tha title of the tasil
GENERAL BATES IN CHICAGO
Goes There to Take ComassvndT of the
Department of tho
CHICAGO, 111.. April 17. General John
C. Batea, tbe new commander ot tha De
partment ot the Lakes, arrived here today
General Bates comes from Omaha, head
quarter of the Department of tbe Mia
sourl. ot which he haa also been in com
mand alnce April 1.
Hla auccessor in that district is General
Sumner, who will take command about July
1. General Bate waa accompanied by his
aide. Captain Horace M. Reeve.
ASK RECEIVERSHIP EXTENDED
Plaintiffs Request Kansas Court to
Give llamersley Power Over
Trust Compaay's Assets.
TOPEKA. Kan., April 17. A case has
been Bled in the Urlted State circuit
court asking that the Jurisdiction of E. O.
Hameraley. recently appointed receiver of
the McKlnley-Lannlng Loan and Trust com
pany of Philadelphia, be sustained over ths
187,006 of the property of the company lo
cated in Kanaas.
The case is brought by Lucius B. Gocd
rear at Caiadaa, N. J,
matter and confer with A. L. Reed; also Knox Gives Grounds for Opposition.
see the council about It
A motion prevailed that the several can
be struck and killed by an engine or a
trlng of cars.
I drew the original vlaauct law, fought
for the law and helpeJ to have It passed In
the legislature ant, then fought for It
through the courts from the district court
in our own city to the supreme court of the
state and finally to tbe supreme court ot
tbe United States, where It was decided for
once and for all time that the railroads
must make the crossings safe and build the
viaducts at their own expense and you
have the viaducts and have the practical
fruits of that fight. Tbe city has been
ssved millions of dollars and life and prop
erty have been protected."
Mr. Connell spoke ot the part the Moo.'es
administration had in forcing the recent
Union Pacific agreement whereby new
shops, anchored forever In Omaha, were
secured and "the stuffed club of threatened
removal of the railroad taken from its
hands and burled so deep that it can never
be resurrected;" also of the fact that the
Judgment fund had been kept the lowest
ot all city funds. Regarding the charge
that he had not paid taxes on bis property.
Mr. Connell declared that no one could
say that ha had not paid any taxes and as
serted that he had done the very best he
tould, finding, a many other Oraahans have.
that they were over-burdened with prop
erty bougnt during the boom day and
which for the past fifteen year had been
a liability rather than an asset
Other speakers were Fred Brunlng, can
didate for tax commissioner, and Council-
mania Candidate Peter M. Back, Fred
Hoye, Harry Zlmmatt, George T. Nicholson,
Bryce Crawford, E. - D. Evana and C. S.
H'in""tt" Ezch man promised faithful
ness in office and pledged hi support to
the ticket. R. W. Dyball, councllmanlc
candidate from the Seventh ward, sent a
letter explaining that be could not be prea
ent on account ot a previous engagement.
WASHINGTON, April 17. Referring to
tbe application at St. Paul today on be
half of the Northern Securities company,
the Department ot Justice has mad public
the following telegraphic Instructions sent
by the attorney general to the United State
attorney at St. Paul on Tuesda: :
It Is likely the ilefcndants In thi Nonher.t
SecurlueH enbe will f oitliwith, and pojiibly
without notice, npjieai to the circuk court
or a Judce thereoi fur a mod flea tlon of thi
i oecrt e uenun.'K ilicir ujitbi, ur im su omri
Charged with Forgery to
dldate for municipal office without regard
to party be Invited to attend the next meet
ing of the club in order to obtain the views
of the people of that part ot the city on
needed improvements. The next meeting
will be held Friday evening, April 21.
RETURNS WARING TO ASYLUM
Judge Estelle Orders
Frank Waring, arrested by the sheriff
of Madison county, Nebraska, Thursday
morning at the home of his father In this
city on a charge of passlug forged checks.
eeoeas you are uirertea to watcn ins
matter closely and earnestly jiOhe i.nf
such application on th ground that thl la
not an oruinsry tme of c iiilty Juiluictlon
between priVHte panics, but a special and
cnlargeil statutory n mody in equity tw en
join violation ot a penal law.
The decree linds the Uciendants guilty of
violating the declared piihlh- policy of the
nation. For that reason the novortiment
. . m .i 4. oiirjoHe any auB-ivriniuu ur iiummrai .o.t oi
w ".cu i.um laB omcers ana I judgment of in- court. The mo Hrtca-
agaln placed In the custody of J. L. Greene, I tlon pr.-rare i will in effec. be an lndu gonci
sunerlntendent of the State Anvliim Inr in. to continue tn vlolt- i law of the L til ol
no "in h. hM nit retain. ,nf...n. Th preient relief granted by thli
sane, to be held and retained conformably ,Wr i. ,hc intunit.on: to augend whirh
to the rules and regulations of the said
hospital at the cost of Douglas county."
Superintendent Greene informed Judge Es
telle that, in his opinion, the young man
never will again be fully recovered from
would uroduce tile same effect as a certifi
cate of division In the circuit court and da
pilve the decree ot Its force and meaning.
Justifies Governor Cummins.
DES MOINES, April 17. (Special.) The
physical afflictions which have affected his decision of the United State court of p-
mlnd, but atated that he had released him peala In the case against tha Northern
WESTBERG SAYS HE DID IT
City Comptroller Voluntarily Con
fesses that Ha "West to Poor
John N. Westberg. retiring city comp
troller, last night at the opening of the
Benson campaign In Llnd'a ball, voluntarily
admitted that he was tbe "Gopher" wbo
"went to" Llndquest, the Eighth ward
delegate accused of selling out by voting
against the pledge of his delegation to
Frank E. Moorts. The confession came
about when John P. Breeo was speaking.
Breen said that while It had been publicly
proclaimed that Llndquest wss "bought,"
bo one hsd yet pointed out the "Gopher
who went to him." At this Westberg arose,
and while not directly ssying hs offered
any special "Inducement" to Llndquest.
VETERANS ENDORSE MOORES
rnlon Veterans' Inlon Declares In
Favor of Re-election of
At a meeting of the Union Veterans'
union last night In Red Men's hall resolu
tions were adopted endorsing Frank E.
Moores in his candidacy for the mayoralty
of Omaha. The resolutions were adopted
with great enthusiasm.
( Continued ea leoa4 rage )
Movements of Ocean Vessels April IT.
At New York Arrived: Oallla, from
At Genoa Arrived: Trave, from New
York via Naplea.
At Naples Arrived: Sicilian Prince, from
At Manchester Arrived: Caledonian, from
Trantnor, for Boaton.
At Rio d Janeiro Arrived : J. L. Luck
enbach, from Seattle and Ban Francisco,
for New York.
At Queenstown Balled: Haverford, from
Liverpool, for Philadelphia.
At Havre Arrived: La Bretagne, from
At Southampton Balled: Bluecher, from
Hamburg, for New York.
At The Llsard Passed: Koenlgen Lulse,
from New York, for Plymouth, Cherbourg
and Bremen; Rotterdam, from New York,
At Hong Kong Arrived: Coptic, from
Ban Francisco via Honolulu and Yokohama.
At I Jverpool Sailed: Bovlc, for New
At Nanles Sailed: Commonwealth, for
Poston; Koenlg Albert, from Genoa, for
At Indon Sailed: Montevldean, from
Glasgow, fur Quebec and Montreal.
At St. Michaels Ho I led: Csmbromsn,
from Genoa and Naples for Hoston;
Prlncera Irene, from New Tork, for Naples
At Plymouth Arrived: Koenlgen I.oiilfe,
from New York, for Cherbourg and lire
man, aad proceeded,
Securities company declaring the proposed .
merger ot competing railroad Interests to
be Illegal and contrary to public policy la
taken to be a complete Justification ot tbe
action of Governor Albert B. Cumrotus last
winter In vetoing a bill which he regards
aa opening the way far Just such mergers
under the Iowa laws. Governor Cummlna
has been induced only by insistence to say
something in regard to the bearing which
the decision has on the Iowa situation of a
year ago, but it Is known that alnong h i
friends the decision cauica great rejoicing,
and the governor is not mourning over the
Incident. The fight in tba W-gisUture ot
Iowa at tbe last session to prevent merger
legislation la recalled. Governor Cummins
In his Inaugural address had taken a strong
stand in opposition to any legislation that
would encourage consolidations. It was at
bis suggestion that the Iowa law were
amended so that they are even better today
than ever before In protecting tbe state
from merger acsndals.
"This decision of tbe appellate courts,"
said Governor Cummins in response to
questions, "commends Itself to me as a
most excellent one in every way. The
merger movement is one that doe not
meet the approval ot tbe American people
generally, for they are not anxlou that
competition be destroyed aad private
monopolies be estsblishcd. I stated in my
apeech in Minneapolis, for which I have
been criticised, that the only monopcl'es
that are tolerable, at all are those that are
controlled by the government. If tbere are
to be monopolies tbey must be controlled
by strong bsnd. It competition I to be
destroyed then there is only one alterna
tivegovernment regulation or control.
Tbe railroad men bava been psvlng the
wsy tor socialism. Ttity hav been pre
paring for a crusade tor government owner
ship. That la something I do not waut.
Powered by Open ONI