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Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MOBNINO, APIUL 30, 1903-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THlt EE CENTS.
ROCK BURIES SCORES
Canadian Mountain Top Craihea on to
Sleeping Mining Hamlet
HUNDRED AND FORTY KNOWN TO BE DEAD
Pit Top and Eoneei Are Smothered Under
Tom of Debna,
DISASTER RESEMBLES OtCANIC ACTION
0.11 n..l r. TTnUn. Unnlders
B.IU .w B
High In Air.
DAMMED RIVER THREATENS TOWN
tone Block. Stream, Spread Waters
and Then Form Role Protection
gor-r Ivors Have from De
FRANK, N. W. T.. April 29.-A shock re-
umhiinv mn earthauake waa experiencea
here about 1:30 this morning and the whole
valley below the town waa snaaen imm.u.
.m .n.r with what appeared to be a vol
canlc eruption from the top of Turtle
mountain, which overlooks the town.
Thousands of tons of rock were thrown
down, covering the mine entrance, the mine
Buildings being burled hundreds of feet
deep. All the men employed about the
xi.. n.it.iii. were Instantly killed and
twenty miners are Imprisoned In the m,ne- I
with little hone of reacue. The loas oi me
is eatlmated at over 100, mostly women
and children. A Mr. Ijeltch, his wife and
four children are among the dead. The
mnnntlfl la Still throwing UD TOOK.
For many hours no one could explain the
the . theory that a
miracle had occurred and a volcano sud
denly broken loose In the Canadian Rockies
Twrii nlKht. however. It became appar
ent that the entire trouble waa the reault
of a landslide. The clouds of smoke the
terror-stricken people claimed to have seen
dwindled down to drifting dust and the
continued rain of roc merely mo aner
mi.th nf the orlklnal slide.
Old Man'a river, which flows through the
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center of tha town, is oammeu w.w.
fallen rock to the height of nearly 100 lect.
The water aro spreading for milee and
ha entire valley above the town la nooaea.
A big body of water Is pressing on the
dam, the only protection rana now naa.
Should the Impromptu dam oreaa r.ne en
tire village would be awept away.
Turtle Mountain Totters.
VANCOUVER. B. C, April 29. By an un
expected and unprecedented disaster the lit
tle town of Frank. A.Wta, haa been
plunged into mourning. There are at least
.140 dead and further details may increase
the number of victims. The majority of
the killed are women and children. Aa the
. night shift waa preparing to come from
work tbta morning a disturbance occurred
on the ton of Turtle mountain which over'
looks the town. Thero waa a tremendoue
apbeavaV-wMoa -awoke- all sleepers, who
believed that the and of the world had
cams. The entire aide of tha mountain waa
removed by the disturbance and mllllona
of tone of rock scattered like ohaff over
the town. The mine bnllding and mine en
tranoe were buried under a pile of debrla
hundreds of feet deep. Nine houses In the
village are buried under the rock, the roofs
being crushed In like eggshells and every-
one Inside the bouses perished.
All the man working at the mine on out
aide Joba were Instantly killed. It la sup
posed that 120 men were thus killed, al
though the exact number Is not known, for
tbe records of the office and payroll are
burled under the broken rock.
The aeventeen men working in the ahaft
at tbe time were all Imprisoned and It
seemed certain they were doomed, for the
entrance was blocked by immense piles of
f broken rocks. The miners within, bow
ever, found an exit where there waa leaa
rock, and after cutting through thirty feet
of debrla all but two emerged uninjured,
One of them only escaped, however, to find
his house destroyed and hta wife and alx
children dead. There la now plenty of air
In tha mine and the inside workings are
The people la the town are pantcatrlcken
aa tbe mountain Is still scattering rock
and no one knows how soon the dlsaater
may be duplloated. The uninjured lnhab-
ittnta are divided between a doslre to stay
and bury the dead and an impula to aeek
a place of aafety before they are over
whelmed by a great calamity,
The first announcement waa that there
had been volcanic eruption, but thta la
generally discredited, the formation and
history of tbe country being opposed to
tbe volcanic theory. Indirect reports from
Fsrnie, however, say that lava and ashes
from the alleged outbreak are choking up
Old Mans river, which runs through Frank.
Frank la a new town of about 1,000 In
habitants and lies In the valley of the river
at the entrance of Crow's Nest pasa. The
coal company baa been operating for, eigh
teen months. The mines are gaseous,
Flssaro Opeaa ta Earth.
BUFFALO. N. Y.. April 29.-An official
dispatch from the Canadian Pacific railroad
says: 'The latest report from Frank, via
MacLeod, aaya: A voloanlo eruption oc
curred here at 4 a. to. today. Tbe earth
opsned up for three-quartera of a mile and
millions of tons of rock slid off Turtle
mountain, which overbnnga the little town.
"It la eatlmated that the loss of life Is
about seventy residents, and In addition
about fifty miners are entombed In tbe
mine. The Canadian Pacific at once ar
ranged for trains to convey doctors, nurses
and hospital atorea, both from the east and
th west, to Frank.
"The Crow's Nest branch railway la tern-
porarlly blocked, but the railway company,
who have sent large ganha of men there,
expect to get it cleared soon."
Dl.er.dlt. Earthaaak. gfry.
VICTORIA, B. C April 29 Mr. Baynea
Reed, superintendent of the meteorological
aurvey here, haa taken a seismograph.
which discloses not the slightest trace of a
eelsmatio disturbance. The reporta of a
. volcanic eruption or oariaquaas at rrana,
N. W. T.. are utterly discredited by htm.
SPOKANE, April 29. A private dlrrV.ch
-4 from Frank. N, W. T. atatea that a terri-
bl earthquake has occurred there, wiping
A out a mine and killing seventy people.
Frsnk Is a few miles from Ferula. B. C,
where the terrible explosion occurred two
Two years ago H. L. Frank of Montana
began developing the coal fields, driving in
a tunnel for about two miles. Above this
atunnel tbs coal waa aloped out for nearly
lVO feet. It ta auppoaed here that the
f 'arthquake haa crushed In the walla of
1 Me atope. Imprlaonlng the miners. Tbs
output of Frank's mine Is estimated at from
6U0 to L0O0 tone Of Cv-J par Aa.
TREATIES NOT YET READY
Gemma G(?rimil Declines to Pay
When the New Documents
Will Be Complete.
BERLIN. April 29. Interior Secretary von
Posadowsky-Wehner, In behalf of Chan
cellor von Buelow, refused In the Relch-
etag today to answer an Interpellation of
the conservatives aa to when the coramer
clal treatlea will be denounced. The sec
retary pointed out that weighty, material
consideration, particularly In the Inter
ests of agriculture Itself, ' "-evented the
chancellor from saying wr . old trea
ties would be denounced -. 'hi. ' ones
completed. He (the speaker) Vy
cimea 10 discuss me imerpeuau
IIrf A.r. h. inf.,
After refusing to answer the Inter,.
tlon the interior secretary left the hou.
accompanied by other members of the
Bundesrath, and the Reichstag decided to
continue the discussion of the Interpella
tion. Count von Llmburg-Stlrrum said the
present treaties were agalnat the Interests
of the country, particularly the treaty of
1800 with the United Btatea, which was
very peculiar, since It gave Germany di
minutive concessions, while Germany gave
ThA a t ty at m ar A irl i a n , K a MiiArn m d TI t
i-hit .nk ,v,ik n namttat
u WM yery niva tQ wu untu other cQUn
trleg denounced thelr treaties with Ger-
many. The latter paid compliments to
America, but all who knew the Americans,
he aald, were aware that compliments did
not make any Impression upon them, but
only Induced tbem to make greater de
The speaker regretted that the govern
ment had not shown the will to proceed
energetically. The statement of Count von
Llmburg-Stirrum was greeted with lively
applause from members of the right party.
nEVIcVVS THE NAVT DP JAPAN
Kmperor Talks of Its Progress
I'rare. Renewed Effort
VICTORIA, B. C, April 29. The steamer
Oanfa, from the Orient, was at Kobe when
the great review, held In the emperor's
honor, took place. There were Ave long
lines of battleships and cruisers all hand-
aoraely decorated with flags. The Japanese
squadron numbered forty-seven battleships
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were present. Thia fleet waa reviewed by
the emperor from the cruiser Asanas.
The emperor's message to the fleet ex
tolled the progress of the navy and urged
renewed efforts. A grand ball waa held at
night and when the emperor retired to hla
villa at Malko, the fleet concentrated there,
forty-one veasels being brilliantly Illum
Two Japanese papers publish stories to
the effect that the American officers, eent
over to watch the construction of the
Manila gunboats built for the United States
by the Uragua Dock company, were bribed
and passed work which resulted In struc
tural defecta In the first gunboat. The
Nlroku Shlmpo aaya that defecta in the con
struction of the first gunboat were reported
by Japanese officers, who, took, it to- Manila ,
and aa a result the four gunboats -nw on'
the atock are being reconstructed at a
heavy loss to builders. The Japanese Mall
discredits the stories of bribing.
A copy of the Singapore Straita Tlmea re- I
oelved by Aanfa says two Chinese, one I
of whom Is believed to be Kang Yu Wei, the I
noted reform leader, have been arrested at
Darjellng, charged with conspiracy against
China and have seen ordered deported to
THEY CALL JJ A SCANDAL
Some of tho Bishops of tho Charch
Greatly Ootraaed Becaaao of
LONDON. April 29. At today's session
of the London dioceaan conference the I
bishop of London, the Right Rev. Aruthr
E. Ingram, received a letter from the rep
resentatives of the clergy of the diocese
drawing attention to the Vanderbllt-Ruther-
furd wedding and requeating him to make
such reference during the conference "to
this scandalous and deplorable Incident aa
ahall aerve to allay to aome extent the dis
tress of the clergy, who feel keenly this in
fringement of tbe marriage law in the dlo
cese, and which may alao lead othera to
realize how aerloua a breach of church dls
clpline la Involved In auch a proceeding."
The bishop said he need hardly eay that
even without this letter the matter would
have been investigated. He had aeen the
chancellor of the diocese, who contended
that he waa obliged by law to Issue a
license to divorced persons if any clergy
man could be found to marry them, aa in
this case; that the latter waa the guilty
party; that the chancellor waa entirely In
dependent of the blshopa and that tho li
cence went out In the chancellor s name
and not In the bishop's.
The bishop of London added that he had
already aummoned Rev. Mr. Haddon, who
performed tbe ceremony, and after seeing
him he would give his opinion of the whole
WILL USE HIS OWN CARRIAGE
When Emperor William Calls
Popo Ho Will Leave Italy's
TICDt T NT Anfll 90 A train InmA rtf TT
peror William's horses and equipage left
here tor Rome today, ao that the emperor,
when calling on the pope, need not uae a
carriage of King Victor Emmanuel, whoae
livery has not yet been aeon inside the
As the emperor had to send ons royal
vehicle, be concluded to send two. with
eight coach horses, three saddle horaes and
I twenty coachmen, grooms and hostlers.
I The story that tha empresa la not going
t0 Rom wl.,h h!? ml',t becUM h
I not willing to call on the pope, on account
I of her strong Protestant beliefs. Is consld-
I ered to be of sufficient importance officially
I aa to require an authoritative denial which
I citea the fact that tha empress called on the
I pope during her former visit to Rome and
I mat ner injurru arm is realty me cauae of
her ataying borne.
Torklah Troop. Attack lasnraents.
VIENNA, April Z9. Telegrama received
from Sofia announce that a fierce fight be
tween Turkish troops and a large band of
Insurgents baa occurred on the right bank
of the river Strummln, In tbe district of
Dischuna, European Turkey.
New Mast for Shamrock III,
GLASGOW, April 29 The new mast In-
tendea tor onamrock ill nas been com
pleted and will be atepped Friday. It Is
hoped the cup challenger will be com
pletely rerigged and ready for a trial spin
BAER WILL PUT COAL UP
Telia Commerce Oommiuion Prioe ii to
Advance Ten Centa in May.
flXES PRICES, BUT CLAIMS COMPETITION
Reading President gays He Caa He.
elde Charge for Pari Slnale
Hnnded, Thoaah Compaales
Are Wot Combined.
NEW YORK, April 29. The Interstate
Commerce commission resumed today Its
'nvestlgatlon Into the complaint of William
"'earst against the anthracite coal car
jnt Baer of the Philadelphia A
Reao. i, was again called' to the witness
stand. He could not tell how much of the
coal mined along tho railroad he controlled
was not purchased by him.
Mr. Baer said be promoted the plan to
purchase the Temple Iron company and that
six railroads were Interested. He sug
gested the percentage of the different com
panies and their directors accepted it. The
plan, he said, was not so broad aa to makn
the Temple Iron company the sales agent of
the six companies In New York, but was In
tended to get rid of the commission men.
felling Cost llrdnred.
His idea was not to maintain a uniform
price for coal at tidewater, but to reduce
tho price of selling and this he had done.
"But you have not succeeded In reducing
the price to the consumer?" suggested
"No," replied Mr. Baer, "because you and
your friends have succeeded In raising
wages and putting up the coat of necessi
ties so that profits are less."
'Tr there anything In the Temole Iron
company contracta." Mr. Shearn asked.
mat would degrade and incriminate you?
I decline to answer that question, be
cause It Is Insolent. There Is nothing In
any contract I have ever made that makes
me the criminal your client published me
aa being, and he cannot come into court and
Insult me. You are not a gentleman or you
would not Insult me.1
Mr. Shearn turned to the commission and
asked that witnesa be rebuked, but his re-
quest was not complied with.
After Vefuslng to answer a question
whether the Temple Iron company paid the
u.Hin iia . f, n i
Reading 124 centa a ton for all coal
shipped by It since April, 1899, Mr. Baer
I do say most emphatically that there
haa been no pool and no combination to
regulate the price or output of coal be
tween the railroad presidents since I have
been president of tbe Reading system."
Others Have to Follow Baer.
The price of coal sold by the Reading, he
said, waa fixed after a general consultation
with the general coal agenta and salea
agents. Other companies pursued a like
"I though we were the strongest people,'
he added, "and I fixed the price and com
pel led other dealers to do the same. They
accused me of being arbitrary, and I admit
that perhaps I was arbitrary, but I felt It
waa necessary. AXter the- strike several of
the ' companies complained that they could
get a better price than I had fixed for the
Reading company's coal; they asked me to
raise the price and I refused, and they bad
to come down to our price."
Asked why the men were locked out, he
said: "They refuse to work unless we give
for aeven houra work the pay for ten hours,
and we are not going to do It.1
"But you have fixed the rate at $4.60 a
"Yes, and on May 1 I am going to ad
vance the price 10 centa and try to work it
up to $5. That will be a fair price and
give us a profit. If I can't get that price
I'll have to come down. If the market will
take it at $5 the price will not be reduced.
Mr. Baer believed he could control the
coal market and though he had not con
suited any of the other coal company men
he did not fear that If he asked $5 they
would ask any less.
'And yet you say there la a competition
In the business?
"Of course there Is; fair and aquare com
petition," Mr. Baer replied. "It is not nec
esaary that competing merchanta should
cut each other'a throats."
"Do the railroads actually compete for
business In the coal regions?"
"In the sense of building tines to the
collieries they do compete. In the sense
of underselling each other they do not."
TWO RAILROADS MAKE REPLY
irllnsrtoa and Mllwaakee Both Dp
clare Western Grain Charges
WASHINGTON, April 29. The Burlington
and Milwaukee have both filed their
answera with the Interstate Commerce
commission relative to the chargea of un
duly raising western grain ratea.
The Burlington denies that Ita advances
have been unreasonable or contrary to law,
The Milwaukee denlea that during the last
half of 1902 It made large advances In rates
between Missouri river to Mississippi river
points, Chicago or intermediate destlna
Hons on grain or grain products orlglnatln
west of the Missouri river. It denies that
Its slight advances in proportional rates
from Kansaa City to Chicago and Savannah
111., were unjust or that It haa kept high
local cbargea In force.
ASK POLICE AID FROM MAFI
Italian. Show Letter. Threatcaln
Death If Money I. Not Forth
BOSTON. April 29. Seven Boston Italian
today begged for police protection against
the Mafia, which they claimed bad ordered
them 40 contribute to the defense fund In
the "barrel murder" rase.
Each of the visitors rhowed a letter dated
April 25 in New York. The lrttera told
them tbey were marked men. that tbe eyes
of tbe Mafia were on them alwaya and that
they were as good aa dead If they did not
I send the money. The letters were signed
with a Latin name
JURY EASY ON THE WOMAN
Only Simple Jail Sentence for Shoot
Ins Bessie Falser, the
CHICAGO, April 29. Elsie Barrett, who
shot Bessie Palmer, the actress, last June,
wss today found guilty on tbe second count
in the indictment, charging criminal negli
This -means thst a abort jail or house
of correction sentence will be Imposed. No
seatencs waa passed today, aa a motion for
, a new trial waa made.
LAN TO JHJILD ROADS
violations Adopted hj Convention
Favor Rational, State, County
and Township Aid.
BT. LOUIS. April 29. At the Isst day's
session of the National and International
Good Roads convention Hon. T. O. Harper
of Burlington, la., chairman of the com
mittee on resolutions, presented the report
of that committee, which was adopted.
The resolutions declare: First, that the
building of good roads in the United States
now of paramount Importance to na
tional prosperity and commercial supre
macy; second, that we recommend the har
monious co-operation of the township,
county, state and national governments in
the furtherance of this great end; third,
that the association believes that the ap
propriations heretofore made for the build
ing of railroads, canals and the Improve
ment of the rivers and harbors have been
wise and beneficent, but an appropriation
for the Improvement of our common high
ways has now become necessary to extend
the blessings of Intelligence and to pro
mote a high order of citizenship among all
lasses of people and to meet tho ever
growing necessities of the agricultural In
terests; fourth, that we recommend the es
tablishment throughout the United States
of a complete and perfect organization
from the nation down to the township,
which organizations shall overlap each
other and make a complete national asso
ciation. The resolutions also favored Increased
appropriations for the road division of the
Agricultural department, and the appoint
ment of a committee of one from each state
to appear before congresa for the purpose
of securing national aid in road building.
Charles P. Lane of Huntsvlllc, Ala., who
came before the convention In behalf of the
Brownlow bill. Introduced at the last ses
sion of congress, seconded the resolutions
in a strong address. '
A telegram of regret was received from
Hon. Andrew Pattullo, member of Canadian
parliament and president of the Canadian
Good Roada association who waa to have
Bpoken on "The Highways of Canada."
THEY DO NOT HAVE TO TELL
Supreme Conrt Decides In Favor of
Men Aeensed of Rood-
JEFFERSON CITY, April 29. The state
supreme court today decided that I. L.
Page and Cole Hlckox cannot be 1 made
to tell from whom they received the $1,000
and $500 bills, had In their possession In
February last, about the time the greater
part of the alum boodle money waa die
The decision waa rendered by Judges Rob
inson, FOx and Burgess and It will. It la
believed, prove the most severe setback the
prosecution In the boodle cases haa yet' re
The Judges held that Page and Hlckox
were within their conatltutlonal rlghta and
ordered Sheriff Smith to discharge . tbem
from custody. Smith bad the prisoners un
der a commitment for contempt, Issued by
Judge Hasell of tbe circuit court on Mon
day. . -O.-"
Judge Hazell held that they could tell
from whom they received the money with
out In any way placing themselves In dan
ger of prosecution.' Tbe supreme court now
holds that the namea of the men who gave
them the money might be a necessary link
In the chain to aecure tbelr own convic
Yesterday Judge Robinson granted a writ
of habeas corpus in the case of Page and
Hlckox and set tbe hearing for today. At
torney General Crow today appeared for the
atate and there waa considerable argument
in tbe case. .
GUARDING DYNAMITE CAVE
Contractors Fearful of ReTtace by
Striking Italians Ask for
NEW YORK, April 29. Armed guards are
protecting the powder houae and dynamite
cave of the contractors at the Muscoota
dam, In Westchester county. Armed
Italian atrlkera, who in the last week have
attacked men at work several times, and
been routed by a deputy sheriff's posse, are
still hiding in the neighboring hills.
Deputy Sheriff W. J. Doyle of Westchester
county says he believes he haa quelled
the disposition to riot on the part of the
striking quarrymen at the dam, ''which la
on the Croton river, about two and a half
miles from Katonah. He admlta, however,
that the twenty or more armed Italians
who have taken to the hills, and are still
prowling In the vicinity, constitute
menace to tbe public peace of unknown
Tbe superintendent and foreman of the
builders of the dam, being fearful of au
attack on the powder house near the works
or on the dynamite cave in the side of
Muscoota mountain, requested protection
for these places, and at their solicitation
a special guard haa been placed at each.
NURSES ARE GIVEN MEDALS
Recognition for Services on Hospita
Ships In Sonth African and
NEW YORK, April seven nurses
from the Mills training school for nurses,
who saw aervtce n Chinese and South
African watera on tbe hospital ship Maine,
have received their Chinese, medala from
the British government, through Sir Percy
The medals for tbe South African aervlce
they received last year. The Chinese med
ala have on one aide arms and ordnance
grouped beneath palm leave, and on the
other aide the head of Queen Victoria, with
the Inscription "Victoria Regina et Era
peritorlx." On the medals Is engraved
"China, 1900," wHh the name of the re
clplent. The ribbon to be worn with tb
medaia bas a ruby center with a narrower
margin of yellow on each aide,
One of the tokena of appreciation which
the nurses received in tne course of tbelr
service was a letter from Burgeon P. C.
Mundy, R. N . headed "Naval Base hospi
tal, Wei Hal Wei, September 25, 1902," ex
tending bla thanka and commendation for
the nurses' emergency services at the naval
PEERING WORKS SHUT DOWN
Compaay Posts Notice Suspending- All
Operntlon. Till Fnrther
CHICAGO, April 29. The entire Deerlng
plant waa shut down at noon, a notice
being posted to the effect that the works
would be closed until further notice.
Between 6, (MX) and 7,000 persons were em
ployed at the beginning of the strike.
Tbe dlsputs threatena tbe country wltb
a binding twine shortage.
ROOSEVELT DODGES CROWD
Leave Train at 8t. Louia Outskirts and
Drives Bapidly to Meeting.
CLEVELAND AND CHIEF UNDER ONE ROOF
Rotables Gather from All Parts to
Assist la Elaborate Eapoaltloa
Dedication Ceremonies Ar
ranged for Todny.
ST. LOUIS, April 29 President Roose
velt arrived at 4:28 this afternoon to par
ticipate In the dedication cercmonlea of the
Louisiana Purchase exposition.
It waa expected he would leave his train
at the union station, and a dense throng
had congregated there, but to avoid Just
such an assemblage arrangements were
mode to detrain at Forsythe Junction, three
miles from the center of the city, where
he waa met and escorted to the Good Roada
convention in Odeon hall by members of
the committee of the world'a fair and a re
ception committee headed by President
Just aa the carriage started a middle-
aged woman rushed through the line of offi
cers, wildly waving her handkerchief and
cheering the president. She attempted to
each him and shake hands, but the quick-
ned pace of the horses prevented her, and
Ithough ahe ran after the vehicle, still
cheering snd waving her handkerchief, for
half a block, she was finally distanced and
lost In the crowd.
People were congregated along the streets
snd wildly cheered as the president passed.
He doffed his hat In acknowledgment.
Ronds Sinn of Greatness.
When he finally reached (he hall at 5 be
found a crowd which had been waiting pa
tiently for hours.
In the Course of his address he declared
bat the Influence of nations which had not
"been road builders waa evanescent. Rome,
tbe most powerful of the olden civilisations,
left Its Impress on literature and changed
the boundaries of nations, but plainer than
anything else left us Roman roads.
Merely from historical analogy," the
president continued, "this country which
we believe will reach a position of leader
ship never equalled this country, I cay.
should so act that posterity will Justly say
when apeaklng of us, 'That nation built
good roads.' "
The president declared that good roads
probably were the .greatest agency for
regulating the flow from the country to the
city of young men and young women.
"A long line of liquid morass is not pleas
ant," he continued. "It means in many In
stances Isolation to the farmer. When .tho
girl or the boy can't take a turn on a blko
even to a neighbor's because of the roads,
well, It la a situation not likely to make
farm life attractive.".
In conclusion he spoke of the benefits to
the country districts of the trolley lines,
the telephone and rural free delivery, and
closed with the assertion that good roada
would prove the greatest benefit of all
From Odeon hall the president was driven
at a sharp trot to St. Louie university,
where he spent a few minutes before going
on. to Mr. Francis' for dinner...... . ...
Cleveland Also Greeted. .
Mr'. Cleveland arrived over tbe Balti
more & Ohio Southwestern at 5:50, and the
train from Washington bearing members
of the diplomatic corpa five minutes before.
The diplomats were promptly taken In hand
by the reception committee and escorted
to the quarters assigned them. A portion
of tbe committee remained to greet Mr.
Cleveland. Aa he alighted from the train
he waa warmly greeted by Mr. Francis,
who had driven rapidly to the depot after
greeting President Roosevelt, and entering
carriage was driven to Mr. Francis'
bouBe, where be and the president will be
Governor Mickey I. There,
In addition to the troops from New York,
the following state troops arrived during
the day: One provisional regiment and
band from Ohio, 1,000 officers and men;
tour regimenta from Missouri, 3,000 officers
and men; one regiment and band from
Iowa, 860 officers and men; one regiment
and band from Illinois, 1,000 officers and
men; one battalion and band from Okla
homa, 200 officers and men; one battalion
and band from Louisiana, 200 officers and
Governor Van Eant of Minnesota, Gov
ernor Cummins of Iowa and Governor
Mickey of Nebraska arrived early In the
afternoon, and Governor Cummins In par
ticular waa attended by a staff sufficiently
numerous to make up a squadron of cavalry
Cardinal Gibbons, who Is to deliver the
Invocation at tbe dedication ceremonlea to
morrow,' arrived late last night and waa
driven to the residence of Archbishop
Kaln, whose guest he will be for the re
mainder of the week.
Governor Odell of New York came In
this morning, attended by hla staff. Fol
lowing blm closely came special tralna
bearing a squadron of cavalry, a provisional
division of the naval militia and a pro
visional regiment of Infantry, all from
General Gomec of Cuba was to arrive at
7 o'clock this morning, but It waa three
hours later when bia train came In. He
was given a hearty welcome at the depot
by a reception committee and eacorted to
the Planters hotel.
BIDS FAREWELL TO IOWA
President Makes Many Stops to Re
ceive Greeting;, aad Make
KEOKUK, la., April 29. The president
left Iowa at 10 o'clock this morning over
the Burlington, enroute to Qutncy and St.
At tbe atatlon in thla city Governor Cum
mins of Iowa bid him goodby and Governor
Dockery of Mlsaourl welcomed him to the
atate of Missouri. The party arrived at
8:30 over the Rock Island, from Ottumwa,
and waa met by the reception committee.
consisting of cltv officials and Dromlnent
citlsens, and escorted by them to carriages
In the carriage with the president waa
Mayor Andrew J. Dimond and Hon. John N.
Irwin, ex-governor of Arizona and United
Btatea minister to Portugal under President
McKInley. Escorted by tbe old Fiftieth
Regiment band and alx eompaniea of the
Iowa National Guard, the proceasion moved
along Main atreet, which was lavishly
decorated wltb flags snd banners and
thronged with fully 20,000 people,
At Rand park the president, standing In
ths pit of a natural amphitheater, made a
ten-minute speech, which waa heartily ap
plauded. The grave of the Indian chief,
Klou, from whom thla city gets ita name,
Is locsted hers and the carriages were
halted for a few momenta beside bis monu-
Tbe party wss then drivsn back to the
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CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair In Nortn,
Clearing In South Portion; muraay urn
tlnueu Cold; Friday Fair and Warmer.
Temperature at Omaha Yester'dayl
Hoar. Dec. Hoar. Dea.
B n. m. . . . . . Hit 1 p. !.. n
O a. m l a p. m 3ft
T a, n at a p. ra
N a. n a I 4 p. m
t n. nt .tn ft p. m 14
in n. m a a p. m 82
11 n. m Hit T p. m SI
131 nt 5 R p. m BO
p. m XU
CAUGHT UNDER THE WHEELS
Peter Kelson Killed on B. at M.
Tracks by m Bncklngr
Peter Nelson, an employe of the Willow
Springs distillery, rooming at 41$ Pacific
street, was killed by an engine yesterday
evening on Sixth street, between Pierce and
Pacific, at what is known as Pacific alley,
while he was attempting to cross the
tracks. Corcner Bralley wss sent for and
tool; chr.rge of the remains. He will hold an
Inquest probably today.
Tha fntal aocldent occurred about 6:30
o'clock as engine 747 of the St. Louis, Keo
kuk Northern, with Engineer T. E. Han
thorn and Fireman J. F. Kellner In charge.
waa backing down to Glbaon to put up for
the night. The first thing to sttract the
englneer'a attention was the sight of sev
eral oranges rolling down the embank
ment. The" unfortunate Nelson waa run
over by the tender.
Deceased was of Danish birth, about SS
yeara old, and said to be unmarried. Hla
only relative so far aa known to the police
la Mrs. Christian Elgle of Blair, Neb. Nel
son la aald to have crossed these tracka
dally several times for over fourteen years
In going to and from his place of abode. At
the time of his death he carried a bag of
orangea and other parcels.
NEXT VISIT OF MANSFIELD
Kmlnrnt Actor Will Give Fonr Per
formanee. In Omaha Instead
Mr. Richard Mansfield concluded his ehort
engagement In Omaha last night by pre
senting "JullUs Caesar" a second time to an
audience that was even larger than the one
which greeted him on Tuesday evening.
Tonight he will play tho piece In Lincoln.
Before leaving Omaha over the North
western road Mr. Mansfield Indorsed the
arrangements mado by Mr. Lyman B,
Glover, hie manager, tor a more extended
stay in Omaha next season. He will divide
a week between Omaha and Kansaa City,
playing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
nlghta at the Wlllla Wood theater In Kan
saa City and Thuraday, Friday and Satur
day evenings and a Saturday matinee in
Omaha. Two new plays will be given. One,
"Ivan the Terrible," by Tolstoi, a scenic
production as magnificent and aa heavy aa
"Julius Caesar," and the other "Alt Heldel
berg," a German comedy-drama by Meyr
foster, In which Mr. Mantfleld haa tha role
of jl youngV Gorman, prince of romantlo
tenaenelea. .. -. -
CATTLEMEN READY TO. FIGHT
Have Capital Ready to Compete with
the Proposed Beef
DENVER, April 29. (Special Telegram.)
The movement among the members of
the National Live Stock association to op
pose tbe Beet trust Is taking shape, and
if the plans now formulated are carried out
the profits In the meat business, which
for yeara have been going to the big pack
era, will be shared by the men who rals
the cattle and sheep. President John W.
Springer of the National Live Stock asso
ciation said today: 'Things are in such
shape with the association. If the exigen
cies of the conditions require, that we
could within a short time enter upon the
building of a chain of packing houses
throughout the principal points In the west
and east. The Beef trust people know that
we mean business and that we have tbe
money with which to compete."
According to Mr. Springer, the araocla
tlon haa 8 In working capital where the
trust under the huge merger would have $1.
The association haa an option on land In
Denver for a packing house site. The same
la true of Kansaa City and Omaha. In
St. Joseph, Salt Lake City and Chicago
negotiatlona are aald to be on for sites
there. Twenty-five million dollars has been
raised by subscription to oppose the merger
of the packera.
STUART ROBSON PASSES AWAY
Noted Actor Sorcnmba to Heart
Disease After Short
NEW YORK, April 29. Stuart Robson,
the veteran comedian, died tonight of heart
dlseaae at tbe Hotel Savoy. He waa 67
year old and bad been on the stage for
Mr. Robson waa taken 111 early In March
and was obliged to rest completely for two
weeks. He resumed his engagement on
March 19 and after playing in New York
and Brooklyn appeared In varioua towns
In the upper pert of this state. A few
daya ago be was taken 111 In Auburn, N.
Y-, and waa then brought to thla city. The
Interment will take place at Cohaasett,
Mass., on Friday.
DEPUTY MARSHALS INDICTED
Virginia Grand Jnry Rolds Flva for
Trial In Connection with
INDIANAPOLIS. April 29. Advices were
received at tbe headquartera of the United
Mine Workers from West Virginia tonight
that the grand jury had Indicted United
States Marshal Dan Cunningham, Deputy
Marshal Bummers, Superintendent Lang of
one of the coal companies and Stewart
Hurst and Clint S. George, two guides, for
killing a miner named Harllss In tbe recent
battle wltb miner.
Movemeats of Ocean Vessel. April 2U.
At New York Arrived: Konlg Albert,
from Hamburg. Bal.td: Celtic, for IJver
pool; St. Paul, for Southampton Ryndam,
At Hamburg Arrived: Hermonthls. from
Tacoma and can Francisco via Teneriffd.
At IJverpool Arrived1: Hacheni, from
Hnatnn; Nomadic, from Portland: Tunl
atand. from St. John. N. H. and Halifax;
Westernland, from Philadelphia. Balled:
Filealand, fur Philadelphia via yueermtown;
Teutonic, for New York via Qut-enatown.
At Southampton Arrived: Philadelphia,
from New York. Sailed: Kron Prins Wtl
htlm. for New York via I'herbourg.
At Algiers Sailed: Calabria, for New
At Cherbourg Sailed: Kron Prlns Wll
belm, from Bremen and Southampton, for
SLEET COVERS STATE
SUrti with (t;acly Bain, Which Fieeiea as
the Weather Tumi Colder.
TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE LINES DOWN
Limbs of Trcei Broken by '.he Weight of
loo Which Accumulates.
FRUIT SUPPOSED TO BE BADLY DAMAGED
Entire State is Uoveied by Storm, m Well at
Iowa and Dakota,
GRAIN BENEFITED Bf THE MOISTURE
Garden Trnck Dnmnarcd and In Many
Instances the First Planting?
Is Rained by the
If the Queen of the May Intends coming
to Nebraska on achedule time she had beat
get into her winter underwear before she
starts. The state, like South Dakota and
western Iowa, la experiencing such weather
as haa not been known at. so late a date In
sixteen years, and it the fruit crop la not
ruined and the vegetable crop practically
so, there will be more cause for rejoicing
than now seems probable. A storm that be
gan with plessant showers early Tuesday
became a cold, heavy tain Tuesday night
and yesterday advanced to aloet and, in
aome places, to snow. Telegraph and tel
ephone wirea are down In many places,
fruit treea are bent with a mighty burden
of ice, vegetation baa been nipped and the
man with the light spring suit given a
cold that will last blm many daya. Train
service haa not been particularly disturbed.
but the Omaha Street Railway company's
open cars, intended for summer wear only,
were caught on the tracks and given a
coating of anow In leaa than an hour last
night between B:30 and 6:30, the flakes be
ing large, plentiful and blown by a lusty
Sleet Is Worst.
Most of the time yesterday It was the
sloet that was bothering worst In the
northern and western part of this state
and giving the Dakotas auch particular
chastisement. The mercury stood at or
near the freezing point, so the wires nf
the conversation carriers and the limbs
of the treea all served as foundations for
small banks f sleet, frozen just hsrd
enough to stick where It struck. Nursery,
men eay that the extent of tbe damage
to tree fruit depends largely on. how the
thaw la accomplished. If too sudden and
extreme, the Injury - will be greater than
If the change cornea, moderately and the
limbs are allowed to warm by degrees.
In Omaha the precipitation for yeaterday
waa .05 Inch, melted, but for the entire
atorm it waa 1.36 at 7 o'clock laat night.
At the government forecasting office the
announcement waa made that over tbe atate
tha precipitation had been considerably'
heavier at aeveral points than it waa lu
Omaha, ; . . .;:
The telephone company sent considerable
material yesterday afternoon to the neigh
borhood of Bancroft, . Lyona and Pender,
where there haa ' been particular damage,
and today will have many gangs. busy at
varioua polnta over tho state. In Some
placea there are stretches of two miles
where every pole Is down and the wlrsa
buried under sleet.
Telephone Lines Down.
A. G. Storrs, superintendent of exchange
conatructlon for the Nebraska Telephone
company, aald at 10 o'clock last night:
"Our reports show that the storm bas been
very tad through tbe western part of this
state. Our lines are in bad ahape weat of
Crete following the main line of the Bur
lington; west of Seward along the Black
Hills liner west of North Bend on tbe
Union Pacific; north of Scrlbner on the
Fremont, Elkhorn A , Missouri Valley, and
north of Oakland along the Minneapolis
Omaha. Poles are out In some placea for
more than a mile at a stretcb and tbe
condition la worae than we at first real
ized. Seward reported late thla afternoon
that It was still sleeting there and appar
ently growing worae."
What has happened to tbe fruit may be
conjectured from the reporta given last
night by the weather bureau representa
tives over the country. Tbe table ahows
the atate of weather, the degree of tem
perature at 7 o'clock last evening and the
day's total of preolpltation at varioua points
to have been:
Temper Preol pita-
Station and Condition, ature. tlon.
OmuhH, snowing 31 .06
Cheyenne, snowing tl .m
North Platte, cloudy 28 .22
Salt iMke t'lty, clear tft .00
Huron, cloudy 33 .06
Chicago 72 .(10
St. Louts, cloudy 7H .00
St. Paul, snowing i .48
Davenport, raining 01 .04
Kansas City, raining 42 .22
TllKtnarck. clear .td .(10
Galveston, raining .24
Tbe point of lowest barometer at that
hour was Davenport. Denver had a tem
perature of 28 at 7 o'clock. From McCook,
Neb., The Bee received a telegram at 11
o'clock atating that at that point snow was
atlll falling. The weather bureau waa anx
ious to hear from Rapid City and Valentine
atatlona, but could not reach them at 7
o'clock becauae the wires were down. Both
tbe telephone and tbe telegraph companies
have hurried material westward and will
have busy tlmea today.
In Omaha tbe atorm waa only a cold. In
termittent rain until late in the afternoon,
when aleet fell for a time and then anow,
all to be succeeded through the night by
a cold, damp wind, that steadily Increased
its 7 o'clock velocity of thirty-two miles
per hour. A Farnam - street furnishing
houss which had In its window a plscard
reading: "Full line of spring underwear,"
waa ao Impressed by the change In condi
tions that It stenciled underneath tho first
legend these more appropriate worda: "And
SNOW AND ICE IN NFRASKA
Entire State Stormswept and Much
Damage Doaa ta FValt aad
LINCOLN, April 29. -A Mlzzard, extend
ing all over weal a Nebraska, set In early
today, Tralna on the Burlington to the
northwest are delayed.
The anow west and north of Broken JBow,
in Custer county, is two Inches deep and
A general rain extending throughout cen
tral Nebraska, followed by a windstorm,
preceded the snow.
KEARNEY, Neb., April 29. (Speclsl Tel
egramsConsiderable damage haa been
caused by the storm of rain, aleet and
anow which haa awept thla part of tha
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