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STIKS UP THE CHUliCIl
VaoderbiH-Entherlard Wedding is Etill a
Earning Topio in England.
HIGH CHURCHMEN GREATLY INCENSED
Clergyman Who Performed Ceremony
Ignores Bifthop of London.
NEWSPAPERS TAKE UP THE CUDGEL
Chircn T.mes Condemns Everyone Got
cemed in Affair.
SUBJECTS OF ATTACK ARE UNCONCERNED
Marlborough Give Indication They
Realise Marrlaas Has Wroigbt
Chini in Their Pros,
(Copyright, 1908. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. May I. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Mr. and
Mrs. W. K. Vanderbllt will not return to
New York until the International yacht
races. Mr. Vanderbllt'a precautions to keep
the time and place of his marrlnge private
were to strict that the few penona In his
confidence were actually sworn to aecrecy.
One of theae waa an assistant to M. Car
tier, the famoua Jeweler, In the Rue de la
Palx. who went over with Mrs. Kutherfurd
In charge of the magnificent Jewels the
multi-millionaire presented to the bride.
These are eald to be worth upward of $:00,:
0O0, including a diamond tiara costing $125,
000, and a pearl and diamond necklace, with
pendant to match, forming the bride's
rs, The Vanderbllt marriage Is. becoming a
' burning question In high church circles.
Rev. Mr. Hadden, who married them at
St. Marx church, not only flatly refuses
to see any newspaper man or to give out
any statement whatever, but he has con
temptuously Ignored a request addressed to
him by the bishop of London for an expla
nation of hla action. Failing to get at Mr.
HadileU, whom the bishop is quile power
. less to punish except by boycotting his
church, the high-church partv is directing
its ire against Henry White, secretary of
I the United Statea embassy. The Church
"No one came out of the business with
credit. The vicar was perfectly aware of
contravening his diocesan's Instructions.
The first secretary of the American em
bassy went out of his way to show his
contempt for the whole Church of Eng
land, and the primate and blehop of London
In particular. The noble duke and duch
ess of Marlborough, who were also pres
ent, set an example which society will not
be slow to follow. All of them appeared
to enjoy the fun of stealing march on
those who certainly would have availed
themselvea of the right to atate a Just
Impediment why the proceedings should not
Expressions of Resentment.
In the same paper appears a letter
,7.-lgne4 "A Disgusted K.' P.." In' which he
aaya: "The astonishment and disgust are
manifest and manifold, aa not many weeks
ago another rich American on the same
errand waa told by the officials at the
American embassy that no license could be
The Guardian, which Is less pronounced
In its high-church views, says: "In tho
meantime all that la. possible for those
who value the sanctity of marriage la to
harass divorced bridegrooms with unwel
come publicity end to Induce them to have
recourse to the registry office, which to
always open to them."
The attacks upon Secretary White are
considered unfair. He acted not as an
embassy official, but as a connection of
the bride. The high-church party, how
over, seize upon his association with the
M ceremony aa the best means of concen-
I trating attention upon what they consider
W gross scandal. The contumacy of Rev,
Mr. Hadden towards his bishop Intensifies
the high-church animus against all con
Newton Crane, a leading American
lawyer, who arranged the marriage cere
mony, eald to the World correspondent
"Mr. Vanderbllt doea not Intend to take
auy notice of these protests, which are
f purely a matter of conscience with certain
1 numbers of the established church. It
Msurd for Father Black to aay that any
question or the legality of the ceremony Is
Involved. Every requirement of the law
waa scrupulously compiled with and the
church doore being closed was no account
whatever. We could have compelled the
chancellor of the diocese. Dr. Tristram, to
Issue a license. If it had been refused, and
be recognised that fact. W could not
compel any clergyman to perform the cere
mony. Mr. Hadden did it as an act of
The duke of Marlborough will have no
town house this season, having given up
Warwick house. St. James, which he has
occupied for the past three years. I Gossip
says this Is the first intimation of a change
wrought In the duke's expectations by the
remarriage of hts father-in-law. The duke
and duchess are now at Blenheim, where
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Vauderbllt will visit
them In June.
Hlshoi Doaue'a Opinion.
ALBANY. N. Y.. May !.-Rt. Rev. Cros
well Doane, D. D.. Protestant Episcopal
bishop of Albany, who is known throughout
the United States ss being strenuously op
posed to the marriage of divorced persons,
asserts that the Church of England haj
nothing to do with the recent marriage of
Wililm K. Vanderbllt and Mrs. Rutherfurd
In London, beyond the fact that the cere
mony was sanctioned by one of Its than-
cellors, whom he regards In the same light
a Jvtl official, who iisats tile licenses i William hss presented to bis wife a singu
la this country. j lar braeelet which the empress vows she
The blahcp said: 1 will wear to her dying day. It conslstp
It Is a very grsve scandal, but the church i "f seven discs of solid California go II of
ct Ei.clatd had nothing to do with it be- the purest quality each dire being about
)ond ine fact that Mr. Vanderbllt secured 'thw sil of ,nver J5-cent piece, but three
a Hera-man of the church to marry him. ... . ... . , ,
He arolled to the chancellor for the license ; times as thick. The discs bear enameled
and sol It. portraits of the imperial children, each
The chancellor's ooaltlon In England Is dlhC being inclosed In thickly set dia
about the same as that of the civil official I . .. .v. . .
who luuei 1. censes In this country. The mon;ls. Hinging from the bracelet Is a
Mshoo of London had nothing to do with It j heart of solid gold, weighing about two
ana therefore the cburca itself was not In-
. J NEW YORK. May 2 Blehop
- 1 Tturgess of the I .org Island
aT Clo. etc, speaking of the matter, i
Th'.i thing cnuld not nossibi
YORK. May 2 Blehop Frederick
Ibly occur In
this cmniry. as our ecclvslastical laws of
me t.Kik.omi cnnri ti o iia not for a mo
nt nt-rti'lt li. 1 hve uo doubt whatever
that Rev. Hidden, who prrfoiaied the cere
nenv. will be reprimanded.
The reauH would be his su"nensinn from
Mi dlociae and this would virtually be a
. opii'li ia subueniiun from the church, as
tie could not .'nier anv oilier iliocene.
I ni iironal!v verv much opnrvied to
Morr-d neniile msrrvlna in th Etilacoual
'O.ircb. alihuurh one utav be Innocent.
Clergyman Ketairs at Altir.
HARTORD. Conn.. Msy 2 With the
bridal party approaching the chance! and
(Coutloucd ca 6:ccud 1'uge )
FROM ARTISAN TO AN ARTIST
I'oor Raaalan's Skill In Metal Work
la Makes II Im Suddenly
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FARIS, May 2. (Now York World Cable
gramSpecial Telegram.) The moat noticed
work In the French artists' salon. Just
opened, is that ot a man wno
an unknown workman, tolling for 3o cents
a,day In Russia, on the border of the Black
sea. He is RonchomowBky, the reputed
fabricator of the much talked of tiara of
Skl'.aphrrnrs. which, until Its genuineness
was questioned, had a place among the
reasured antiques in a state museum.
Ronchomowskr exhibits In the salon a
sarcophagus of exquisite workmanship, with
designs on the sides representing six epochs
in human life. The figures, almost micro
scopic, are wonderfully executed. Inside la
a golden skeleton box, ornamented with
flowers, garlands and skulls.
Before one knew of Ronchomowsny one
might have believed that this sarcophagus
had been found in the eighth century at
Yalta or Ecbatana, and the savanta would
have discoursed learnedly about the cos
tumes of the Scythians during the reign of
Nebuchadnezzar. And the price would have
Dividing attention with Ronchomowsky s
work comes Chartran s portrait of President
Roosevelt. Gaston Stleglcr, the Matin's
critic writes of It:
I had read that the portrait revealed a
statesman In appearance. I saw only a
very ordinary business man In an ordinary
suit of clothes and In an ordinary pose
with nothing to show on its face a genius
to grasp problems concerning nations.
Another eminent critic says: Chart ran
has one merit he choses models well. What
admirable resources of skill and activity
he displays In recruiting them, but how
reeretable is the result. In order to suc-
rxert with r nnrtrs.lt such as that OI
Roosevelt more than a good painter is re
auired. An Intelligent painter was neces
sary. One would think that the president
had posed to a second-rate photograpner
who was In a hurry to get through. No
one would dream of discussing the artistic
merit of this smooth and clearly painted
Chart ran explains the shortcomings 01 me
Roosevelt portrait by saying that the presi
dent was so busy the sittings were inter
rupted constantly by vlBitors, it being Mr
Roosevelt's desire to keep nobody waiting.
'The president is charming and loqua
cious, speaking French like a boulevardler."
says Chartan. "There Is no ceremony at
tho White House. To seek the president It
suffices to send In a card. One morning
during the sittings the president arrived
at the Corcoran gallery on foot, though It
was raining torrents."
Yesterday was "varnishing day. Presi
dent Combes paused before a picture of a
Capuchin monk and as he gazed he sud
denly became aware that a crowd had
gathered around htm. Some mocked him,
while others made a more pronounced
demonstration of hostility. Realizing that
this was directed against him aa the man
responsible for the expulsion of monks and
nuns from France, Premier Combes red
dened and hastened on to study subjects
less significant of his attitude toward
ARRANGING- BRITISH -EXHIBIT
Secretary of Commission Comlnc
Over to Interview Fair
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LONDON. May 2. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Colonel ,Wat-
son, the secretary of the British commis
sion for tho St. Louis exposition, said to
the World correspondent before Bailing on
the steamship Ivernla:
"My visit will be a short one. At the
present stage I don't expect to be able to
do much more than look around and make
acquaintances with the hesds of the va
rloua departmenta. I expect, however, to
settle with the St. Louis authorities the
exact amount of space allotted to the
British exhibits and the site for the Brit
ish pavlilon and to ascertain what ar
rangements are being made regarding rail
way frelgt.t charges and general facilities
of transport for the exhibits.
"On reaching the other side I shall go
directly through to St. Louis, stay a week,
and be back In London at the end ot the
COMING TO VISIT GOULDS
One of the Cleverest of Kagllsh No
bility, I-ady gackvllle, to
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LONDON, May 2. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial ' Telegram.) Lady Mary
Sackvllle, the athletic young English
woman widely known In aoclety In Amer
ica, is preparing, It Is said, for another I
stay with friends In New York. It will
be remembered that Lady Mary was for
many weeks the guest of George Oould at
Lakewood, to which family she is greatly
Lady Mary is noted for her cleverness, Is
strikingly handsome and Is a great favorite
In American society. She Is the second
sister of Lord De la Warr. Her youngr
sister, Lady Margaret, has written severe'
books of verse, the latest one of which Is
dedicated to Lady Mary.
EMPRESS HAS NEW BRACELET
f'ompoaed of Iliac a. Each One of
Which Bears Portrait of One
of Her Children.
(Copyright, inn3, by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN. May J.-(New York World Ca-
j blcqrsm Special Telegram.) Emperor
ounces, on which Is a portrait of tha em.
unnri r-n . ...
1U ILbl WlrttLtii SYSTEM
Attempt Will Re Made to Open Com.
maulcatlon Between Honolulu
aad Paanlas: Ulaad.
HONOLl'Ll'.May 2. I By Pacific Cable.)
The Pacific cable hoard is reported to be
conducting r.egoilsttons for a series of
wireless telegraph experiments between
her and the Fsnnlng Islsnd cable station.
Fanning island Is the present southern
terminus of tho British Pacific cable, which
will eventually be laid to Australia. It la
i about X.CMjO tulles from Honolulu,
AMERICA IN LOUDON
Society Has Daintiest of Quarters in Midst
of Aristocrat io District.
DISPENSES MOST LAVISH HOSPITALITY
Dinner Given to F. 0. Van Duier is a
Mo3t Lavish Affair.
RECOGNITION OF VALUABLE SERVICES
Craig Wads worth of American Legation
Suffers Irjnred Eye.
MURIEL WHITE REPORTED ENGAGED
Mrs. Choate and Miss Choate Return
Ins; to America to Attend Wed
dins; of Joseph Choate,
Jr., to Albany Belle.
(Copyright, 1003, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Msy 2. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The Society
of American Women in London Is In pretty
new quarters right In the heart of social
London on Pall Mall. The rooms are the
daintiest of their kind. The society has
160 members and Mrs. Reld Griffin Is at the
head of affairs. It gives teas and dis
penses other pleasant hospitality to th
English sisters. The club rooms are charr
Ingly furnished In green with white wo
work. On the walls hang autograph
tures of the president and Mrs. Roor
and a copy of the Declaration of
pendence, and there are many other Aoiv.
The dinner given the other night to V.
C. Van Duser, the Indefatigable honorary
secretary of the American society in Lon
don, at Prlnce'a was a big affair. There
were more than 160 guests. The commit
tee was formed of leading Americans In
London, who recognize the valuable services
which have been rendered by Mr. Van
Duser, especially In connection with the
recent Washington birthday dinner at Ho
tel Cecil, when Governor Francis waa a
guest. That dinner was the best and big
gest American function ever held In
Ambassador Choate made an excellent
speech at the Van Duser dinner. He never
was in better voice or humor. Mr. Van
Duser has since left with his wife for a
holiday in the United States.
Crelg Wadsworth, the third secretary of
the American embassy, is still In Wies
baden, being treated by Dr. Pagenstecher
for his eyes. When he was hunting recently
a twig caught him roughly In one eye, caus
ing him great pain and damaging the
sight. He paid no attention to the injury
at first, but when the sight of both eyes
became affected he was ordered to consult
Dr. Pagenstecher, who has been treating
him now some weeks. Great sympathy la
felt for Mr. Wadsworth, but there Is every
hope that his eyesight will not be per
Society is much interested la the report
that Muriel White, the daughter of Henry
White, secretary of the United States em
bassy, may become engaged to Lord Howard
de Walden, who la only Just of age and Is
one of the very richest members of the
peerago, owning a vast amount of real es
tate In the West End of London. The story
at present Is only a rumor. Mr. White has
taken pains to deny the report that the
young people are already betrothed.
Mrs. Choate, wife of the ambassador, and
Miss Choate will sail for the United States
on May 13 to attend the wedding of Joseph
Hodges Choate, Jr., and Miss Cora Oliver
this month. The Ambassador greatly de- I
sires to be present at his son's wedding,
but he fears his dates here will detain him.
The wedding ot Mr. Choate and Miss
Oliver will take place in Albany and will
be a notable event. Miss Oliver 1b the
daughter of General Robert Shaw Oliver.
one of Albany's richest and most influential
men, widely traveled and a famoua wit. owners or the country, and the wealthy
The Olivers hold the highest social posl- national liberals combined, have con
tion. Young "Joe" Choate was an honor trlbuted for election purposes only one-
man at Harvard, Is a celebrated golfer and
la a fine, stalwart type of American man
hood. He haa been in service as the third
secretary of the American embassy in Lon-
don and is on sn indefinite leave. Miss
I I .. 1 , .I.- I ,1-1,- .1 I
vn.cr " i hum. aim
11 was on me course, insi sne met jnr.
Choate. There the courtship was pursued
until an engagement resulted. Miss Cora
Oliver is the youngest of three Interesting
sisters. The Oliver home Is at 42 Wlllett
street, Albany, In a section Inhabited for
generations by old Knickerbocker families.
Miss Oliver's grandfather was General
Rathbone and her aunt. Miss Alice Hsth
bone. who was a great beauty, was married
to William Phelps Eno of New York. Mr.
Choatc's fiancee is also widely known for
j her b""1?
WORKS A CORNER ON RADIUM
German Scientist Said to Have Con
trol of Moat of Available
yright. WS. by Pres. Wishing; Co.)
NDON. May 2.- New York World Ca-
blegram Special Telegram.) Radium
now quoted in London at 11,500,000 a pound
but only one ounce has yet been manufac
tured and that has been "cornered" by s
German scientist. Mr. Isenthal. a dealer In
slcentiflc appliances on Mortimer street
has an Infinitesimal quantity In the form
of radium bromide, particles of which the
sUe of a pin hesfl sell for S69 esch.
Radium bos been found associated wltS
pitch-blende, but In such minute quantities
that great messes cf the latter have to be
used in order to get an appreciable amount
of radium. It is the cost of the msklng
rather than the actual scarcity of the
radium Itself, that is responsible for the
price. Isenthsl's customer sre scientific
men, who bought a few milligrams eieh for
One medleil msn Is experimenting with
radium bromide for cancer.
DUKE TO SELL HIS MANSION
Pachelor's Club Xea-atlatlna;
Property of Dak of
(Copyright, 19iiS, by Pr Publishing Co.)
LONDON, May 2. (New York World
iaoiegrm-opec.i e.reram.-I ns v oria
has already announced that the dim of , MEXZi M.y 3.(sew York World Cable
Wellington la to sell Apiley house, his his- j gram-Special Telegrara.)-Tbe cathedral of
torlc mansion on Hyde Park corner. The , Meti hss a new entrance, a cart of th. h.
Bachelors' club, one of the wealthiest and
most exclusive cf London clubs, which
now has a home at the Junction of Ham'l-
ton Plars anl Piccadilly, Is negotia'lng with
ths dul.e for the bouic. He aks $ifl 00o
fir the freehoM. Apsley house has a splen
did gardeo, where the bachelors could tn
tcrulu In the summer.
BRIDGE CRAZE PLAYS HAVOC
I'nfortanate riayera Heroine Se
rtoli. I y involved in the
(Copyright. 1903. by Press Publishing Co
LONDON. May 1 (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The bridge
craze Is making havoc In London society,
especially among the women. Some prom
inent people have started an anll-brldgn
league, but as the greatest social leaders,
notable the king and the duchess of De
vonshire, are among the most enthusiastic
bridge players, the members of the league
! find themselves rigorously boycotted. Young
girls and young married women get
heavily Involved In debt and It Is said that
grave consequences have frequently ensued
where they had become Indebted to un
As restaurant dining Is destroying the
private entertaining which has been a dis
tinctive feature of English social life, so
bridge playtn;, which goes on all the after
noon and evening, Is causing conversation
to become a lost art.
Motoring la, another Influence distinctly
inimical to the old order of English social
life. So many social notabilities on whose
entertainments the London aess-n had de
pended mainly for 'Its i -estare now
living outside the metropo..a and motoring
to f 'ro, that the season no longer Is
.? Fry, the biggest betting commls-
V Jp" of the English turf, who executed
J ssions for royalty and all tho great
"sh racing swells, died recently. His
Jie for years had been over $250,000,
f? ', to the surprise of everyone, his es-
.e Is sworn at only- $160,000. Even that
joney had to go to aatlsfy hla creditors,
and his widow and two daughters, who had
lived lu great style In a fine house 'on
Streatham Hill, are now obliged to do with
three rooms In a small lodging In the
neighborhood of their former splendor.
The cruelty of their situation Is inten
sified by the fact if they could recover the
money due the late R. H. Fry they would
be In affluence, as mors than $700,000 Is
owing him by men bearing some of the
greatest names In the English aristocracy.
But Mrs. Fry has no legal remedy, these
liabilities being gambling debts, though
they represent money actually paid over
by Fry to bookmakers on behalf of theae
SOCIALISTS CAUSE ALARM
Eipert to Elect jDuo-Fourth of Mem
bership of Ike Next
(Copyright, 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN, May 2. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) German poli
ticians are In a turmoil now, chiefly be
cause of the expected success ot the so
cialists In the coming elections. August
Bebel, the principal socialist leader, thinks
their number of members in the Reichstag
will Increase from Eg to 80 and the number
of votea polled from 2,000,000 to more than
Paul Singer, another leader. Is not so
sanguine, putting the ymber ot Reichstag
member at seventy-five."'
Eduard Bernstein, socialist scienrifle
welter. Incline 18 Begets iwi.iuaie,' Bus
the social 1st organ, the Vorwaerts, and the)
great bulk of the rank and file of the party
feel confident ttitt the number will be 100,
or slightly more than one-fourth of ' the
whole Reichstag membership.
The other parties are alarmed and work
ing with every weapon in their armory. In
cluding the poisoned sort, to check tho
socialists in their onward march..
In court circles especially is their
dread, for. emperor, courtier and all they
represent have no bitterer enemies than
Out of 397 districts sending representa
tives to the Reichstag, 385 are supplied
with socialist candidates, something
probably unparalleled In the constitutional
countries of Europe. The merest ciphers
in the party, the poorest laborers, are con
tributing to the campaign fund with aston
It Is worthy of note that the rich eon-
! eervatlve party, embracing all the land
purposes only one-
third as much as has been contributed by
the social democrats.
Finds Moat of Those of Eminence En.
Rafted for the Next Three
(Conyrlrht, 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN. May 2 (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Walter Dam
rose h of the Metropolitan opera house
New York, hs struck up over here a warm
friendship with Richard Strauss.
Strauss played for Damrosch his latest
composition, a wonderful thing for an or
chestra. Strauss will not go to New York
until next year. He Is not to conduct at
the Metropolitan opera house, as was er
ronneously cabled, but will give concerts
of his own in the principal American cities.
rinmrnarh ramA tiera In aeenA ilno... ... !
a great Wagner season, but 1. encountering .t,at h'y "T' ""Tn ,COntrlbu
difficultles. a. the German singer, of cm" Jji'l ?tl?l?".?rn- "
j nence sre mostly engaged for the next three
MOTOR 'BUSSES FOR LONDON
Oae Dealarned by American Com pa ay
imv Belnar CItcu
(Copyright, lf-03. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. May 2 (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) A motor om
nibus, designed by the Fischer Motor v.
hide syndicate of New York for the General
Omnibus comDsnv. has been ntr.,ii..
much sttentlon In the West End streets
in the last few days. The directors of the
company have been testing a sample 'bus
with satisfactory results. If 0 practice
the new vehicle proves successful. It will
herald a revolution In London's traffic
methods, the buses at present being lbs
greatest cause of congfstlon.
EMPEROR IN DANIEL'S PLACE!
Grouped with the Prophets on En.
fraaca to Cathedral
,ror. risht. 1 3. bv Press Publishing r-
I oratlon of which consists of arches on which
I r4 blbllcsl personages sre represented. On
! the foremost pillars sre the prophets snd
among them Is a wonderfully well executed
Image of Emperor William II. rrrupylng .he
place Daniel should nil. ns riKbt f jre .nt.tr
points to a s -roll on which tb ten coru-
mandmenu aie writua.
INSULT TO LABORERS
Gang of Benson Boomers At 1st in Breaking
Up Union Labor Meeting.
POLICE OFFICERS FAIL TO MAINTAIN ORDER
When They Avempt it Commisnoner
Brcatch Bays "Hands Off"
UNION LABOR MEN QUIT HALL IN DISGUST
Booialistt and Ben?onites Take Possession
Wten They Leave.
FRIENDS OF M00RES ARE HOWLED DOWN
Andrew Roaevrater Urates the Jeers
of Benson Boomers and Has
His Say In Spile of
The meeting of the representatives of
union labor, called at Washington hall
last night, was disrupted by W. J. Broatch
In conjunction with the police stationed at
the hail, presumably to preserve order.
Tho only active member of a labor or
ganization who attempted to address the
meeting was forced by police Inaction to
cease talking, and after the meeting had
been turned over to the soeialiats, and tho
union men of tho city driven from active
participation lb the meeting, E. A. Benson
came to The hall with a gang of hoodlums,
headed by Vic Walker, and howled down
every speaker who attempted to speak In
the interests of Frank E. Moores.
It was one of the most tumultuous gather
ings ever assembled in Omaha and tho
police professed to ho powerless to do any
thing to preserve ordef.
The committee having the meeting In
rharge placed Peter Klewtz, a member of
the leather workers' union, In the chair,
and arranged to have speaking by volunteer
members of labor organizations, the object
being to have the laboring people make an
expression as to favorite candidates for
office on the various tickets. It became evi
dent from the start that the meeting would
not be harmonious, as about 300 socialists
had come to the hall and taken scats to
gether, and trouble was expected.
The first speaker was John Chubblck, a
member of the cigar makers' union, who
briefly announced that the meeting had
been called to discuss pending municipal
questions as they would affect tho labor
ing people, and he asked for harmonious
Bensonlte Starts Trouble.
Mr. Chubblck was followed by Jcsph
Scheldt, a member of the boiler makers'
union. Mr. Scheldt had Just stepped to the
front of the stage when Robert Houghton,
a Sixth ward politician and a member of
the Benson campaign committee, attempted
to silence him by denouncing the chairman
and calling for the selection of a new
chairman. In this he was seconded by Bob
Baldwin, who itv the days when W. J.
Broatch held unresirletsd swsy at the.xlty .
hall was a sort If keeper of the' royal per
son. The black Boh waa not quite as loud.
but no less determined than the white Bob,
but the latter from his more prominent lo
cation created the greater noise. Vainly
the chair tried to call him to order and
appealed to a policeman to make the dis
turber sit down. The policeman was Inter
cepted by W. J. Broatch, who was present
from the opening of the meeting, and the
officer was ordered by him to call other
policemen from the station. After he had
made the call for men he went to Bob
Houghton and requested him to be silent.
This settled the statesman from the Sixth
ward for a ahort time and In the lull Mr.
Scheldt said in part:
"I am one of the men who a year ago
went out on a atrike against the exaction
of a large corporation which maintains
shops in Omaha and now I desire to thank
the people who have so nobly stood by us.
I do not speak aa one ot the labor leaders,
but as a member of tho rank and file who
haa done hla best. I am not here to assure
any candidate that I carry 85 per cent of
the labor vote In my vest pocket, as tome
others have done, nor that I express the
views of every member of organized labor.
I express my own sentiments, which coin
cide with the sentiments of some other
members of organized labor.
Purpose ot Organisation.
"We have heard much about the May day
atrike and the business men's association.
In regard to this organization: It I am
informed correctly, it was planned secretly
a short time after the defeat of Mercer for
congress. The principal work of organiza
tion was done by men identified with the
railroad companies and other large cor-
I poratlons. It was, in my opinion, formed
i for tne PurPst of depriving the Union
Pacific strikers of the support they have
been receiving from the poopie of Omaha.
The company knows that the treasuries ot
the international unions are large and that
the union men can fight for a long time;
they know that the unskilled laborers or
helpers have no International union and
j be Mv't'a ,nto ,ho pp . tn, eo J
can thom lut ag thpreP(ory
the Omaha Business Men's association wa
organized with the desire to have all tnloa
men out on a strike May 1. Then a fight
would be made upon organized labor In the j
iransmiBBuun imirj. i regret, to say tnat
a large number ot the members of the
Business Men's association did not realize
that fact, but some of them, I believe, are
"Now It would not be out ot place to
speak of the treatment accorded to union
labor in Omaha. Being one of the strikers
1 1 w" ln a Posll,on to know hat was done
by the Omaha Board of Fire and Pollc-
i 'omnilB,oners as organized at the time the
' mcurr'"' " "r" " Drl on a
T . ' ""iy to tne
nuu ni iuc tuuijaii; yvt iieuiril wno pTS-
served pesce and order, all of the rights
of every citizen were respected and tb
only complaint that was heard was from
the Union Pacific company and It only said
that if there were greater numbers of po
licemen furnlshsd hv tha cltv tha ir..n...
wouId not hve to ntaln at It. own ex
pense bo large a numDer or guards. As
ths old Fire snd Police commission re
spected snd protected everybody's rlghtr
It Is only fair to give the devil his due anrl
commend the man ln chargn of it. If all
that has been said aralnst th head of the
Fire snd Police commission of lhat time Is
true It does not chsnge the situation onf
fir Board Make Chanaea.
"Sine. the new Fire and Police hom-i
came In our rlshts were not recneei. y
were not allowed " t! ihe s'r-etr
were thrown 'nto In 11. given hours to leave
trr. until s British vuhlect was srrest
Ufl BI)pr.,led to the Brltlfh consul snd Iher
I (Continued on Second Page.)
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska FhIt Sunday and
Monday; Warmer Monday.
1 Divorce Stirs Ip British t'hurrh.
;nnl of Ait-erlfBiis In London.
Situation In the Local Strike.
Itrontch Followers lllrnit Meetlnn
a reposition l Formally Dedicated.
President Tour In Kansas.
A rw from Nrlirenka Towns.
4 nnnatil l.anaer la Immune.
Moantnln Continues to Slide.
4 K. Rosewatrr on Rlahts of Labor.
Kxpliislon In Kai-tory Kills Four.
5 Trade tnlons Arc tJrowlim Fast.
Affairs at South Omaha.
6 Past Week In Omaha Society.
Troops Perform Before Klnn.
T RcMiilts of tin- Ball tiames.
Formal Oprnlna of Country Club.
Judae Himea Wins the Derby.
S Council Bluffs and Iowa
O Weekly Sportlnsr Review.
11 Beimvn aa n Boomer In Kansas.
Cut In Hunnlnsi Time IiIobro.
I'J Amusements and Music.
1 Equal Taxation of the Hallroads.
15 Work for Army ticnerol Staff.
Trnrrllnir with the President.
1H Howell as a Corporation Man.
li Commercial and Financial.
May Not Sue on Taxes This tear.
Temperature at Omaha lesterduyi
IV n. m 4it
It a. m 4
7 a. in 411
N n. ni 4U
l a. m 44
to a. m 42
11 a. m 41
12 m 41
1 p. m
2 p. m
3 u. in
4 p. .
R p. m ..... .
tl p. lu
7 p. m
CAPTURE A GANG OF CRIMINALS
Joseph Police tharste Them with ,
Three Murders and
ST. JOSEPH, May 2. (Special Telegram.)
Three murders and a dozen of the most
sensational robberies In the criminal his
tory of St. Joseph are charged to a gang
of deHperadoes, of whom the police believo
they have captured several in rounding
up five suspects In a houseboat near the
mouth of the Kaw river In Kansas City,
The men under arrest are Lester McCor
mlck, alias "Skinny Jim" Murray, Charles
Frogge, Jim Hughes, Ernest Camp, alia
"Red," and Ernist Bulltnger. McCormlck.
Froggc, Hughes and Murray ore all St.
Joseph characters and all have served more
or lees time behind the bars.
This le the most Important capture made
by the police In years. All of these men
have operated extensively In St. Joseph.
They have been Identified as the men who
robbed the Stauber drug store, the Mapie
Leaf saloon, the East Atchison salcon,.the
East Atchinsou postoffice, which they dyna
mited, and two of them with the Pyle,
Morey and Iden murder mysteries. .. ,
OMAHA MAN IS SELECTED
Western- trfnr-stotf" dribs; Make ' H. A.
Roarers a Vice Presi
dent. CINCINNATI, May 2. The Western As
sociation of Princeton clubs today elected
the following officers: President, James C.
Ernest of Covington, Ky.; vice presidents,
H. A. Rogers of Omaha, I. R. Thorpe of
Denver, Booth Tarklngton of Indianapolis,
Henry F. Oreen of Cedar Rapids, H. L.
Rollo Wells or St. Louts and Frank W.
Simpson of Kansas City; secretary-treasurer,
Joseph W. Lewis of St. Louis.
Early this evening forty of the visiting
members of the Princeton alumni met for
mer President Grover Cleveland at the
depot and gave him the Trinceton tiger and
a general ovation.
CITIZENS STOP NEWSPAPERS
Florida Committee Named to See that
No One Works on Sun
day. PENSACOLA, Fla., May 2. A committee
of fifteen has been appointed by a mass
meeting, attended by nearly 1.000 persons,
to see that the Sunday laws are rigidly en
The law will be enforced even to the ex
tent cf stopping railway trains, milk
wagons and Ice carta, the opening of livery
stables, fruit stands, newspaper offices, re
freshment stands and drug stores, except
that one drug store will be permitted to
remain open to fill prescriptions.
SUGAR TAXES T0BE REFUNDED
Court Orders Collectors to Pay Back
a:oO,Ot;(t Taken to Defray
NEWARK, N. J.. May 2. Judge Kirk
patrtck. In the United States circuit court,
today ordered W. D. Rutan and H. C. Her
old, collectors of Internal revenue, to re
turn 1200,000 collected as a war tax froir
the American Sugar Refinery.
The plaintiff claimed that the tax was
Illegally assessed, the property not being
subject to taxation under the law. Other
companies have similar suits pending for
amounts aggregating more than $1,000,000
SANTA FE NONCOMMITTAL
Declares Raised Grala Hates, If Aay,
Were Merely to Restore
WASHINGTON, May 2. The Santa Fe. In
an answer filed today to an order of the
Interstate Commerce commission says ai.y
advances in grain rates It may have made
were only restoring such rates to a normal
Movements of Ocean Waarla May 3.
e,?,h...n. 1 Hav.ie. from Havre.
a r a-ofv r nr ha rri vrn r u'cjiu i aa. i i tnn
Balle.l-Minnetor.kH. for lxndon; BataNl.t.
fur Humhurif :
l anipama, lor Liverpool;
Vint. -riaiiil. for Antwern: Weimar, lor
Genoa anil Naples; Columbia. t"r !lasow.
At Havre Arrlvd La Champagne, fio-n
New York, hailed Iji Brelagne, lor New
At Naples Balled Masallla, for New
Ai" Queermtown Arrived Ktrurla. frim
New York, for Liverpool, and proceeded;
Cedrlc, from New York, for Liverpool, and
At ieiioa Arrived I.lgurl a, from New
York; ilera. from New York.
At Antwerp- Sail. d V.i Uncle, for New
A't'iSouthiimpton Balled Philadelphia, for
At lxjiiclon Sailed Minnehaha, for New
At Bremen 3l!ed Frlerl li c'.er (iroft. e.
for New York.
Ai Riitieriluni Arrived HiHlenrtam, from
New York. Balled- Potsdam, for New
At Glasgow Arrlvtd LlvonUo. ' from
iE AT A CRISIS
Struggle Between Employer ard Employe
in Omaha Approaches Grave Status.
EARLY CHANGE CONSIDERED INEVITABLE
Pressure on Various Lines of Business
Strains Pow of Endurance.
COAL SUPPLY SHUT OFF ALL OVER CITY
Trade and Commerce Suffers as Well ai
Peopla in Their Homes.
SERIOUS CONGESTION OK FR.IGHT
Despite i.fdif Condition Hanks of
Striker Increase and More Dis
content la Apparent Bakers
With the ranks of discontented and Idle
worklngmen steadily enlarging and the ef
fects of the strike hourly multiplying
Omaha Is confronted by a serious problem,
the gravity of which Is Increased by tho
numerous channels of trade and industry
affected. The fact that so many lines of
business have been serloiiHly congested by
the wide scope the otrlko has token, seems
to Indicate the Imperative necessity of tin
early settlement of some sort. A crisis
and probably tho beginning of favorablo
negotiations for peace Is anticipated within
a day or two. Monday Is expected to bring
about some vital development. The army
of strikers reached nearly or quite 2,400,
and unless some hrrole. mmcuiraa if
(lf)pte(j forthwith this number will be in-
The latest recruits to the ranks of strik
ers are forty drain layers and about forty
teamsters who were in the employ of the
city. They Joined the army yesterday. The
drain layers struck for an Increase in pay
from 25 to 30 cents an hour and the teams
ters responded to a call of their union,
which practically controls tho strike situs
tlon. The teamsters had remained at work
for the city when tho ether 850 struck be
cause (ho Board of Public Works signified
its npproval of the scale, but upon more
deliberate Investigation it was ascertained
that the new charter conferred discretion
ary powers upon the city council, which
precluded tho Board of Public Works from
raising the pay of any city employes. Con
sequently the teamsters considered It waa
time for them to quit work.
Two More Inlnn riehntlne;.
. Two other unions that are liable to fall
In line with the idle procession are the
freight package handlers, who have been
on the ragged edge of a strike for some
days, and the bakers. The bakers met laat
night and decided to present a proposition
to their-employers for a' ten, instead of
eleven-hour day. What will happen If their
demand is turned down may be conjectured
with aome degree of sa'cty by the conduct
of other unions similarly treated. Tha bak
ers number only about PO or 100. They
seem to have had no general .trouble with
their employers tbua far, but evidently
have been quietly at work. Some days ago,
however, the proprietor of the New Eng
land bakery on North Sixteenth street was
asked to sign the union scale for a new
man who had applied for membership In
the union. The demand was rejected. This
baker had been at work for the New Eng
land and is yet but be was a nonunion
man and Induced by his fellow workers to
apply ror membership ln the union. The
proprietors of the New England heard nothing-
further of the case until the general
rumor of trouble last night.
Another Klrment of nanster.
Outside of the matter of hours or the
recognition of the union there Is another
element of possible trouble to be en
countered by the bakery proprietors should
the restaurants declared to be "unfair" re
open and go to buying bread from these
bakeries. It Is understood that In such an
event the union bakers might strike In
sympathy with restaurant workers.
One of the union bakers who attended
the meeting last night at Labor temple
said that they did not want or expect
trouble. A bakery proprietor stated, how
ever, that they proposed to stand firmly
agalnBt any demands ot the union and as
sert their "rights" as members of the Bus
iness Men's association.
The most fearful condition that looms up
on the tumultuous horizon, however. Is
the serious effect of Ihe teamsters' strike.
Although it is only three days' old. Its
effect Is most severely felt, ft hss shut
off the delivery of coal and freight, thus
putting a check on business that cannot
long be survived. This Is the condition
which makes sorao sort of change In tha
situation seem so Imperatively necessary.
Aside from the many residences throughout
the city lhat are needing coal, some of
the big business houses, hotels and office
buildings are facing a aerious proposition.
The extraordinarily cool weather naturally
Increased the demand for coal and with
the meana of delivery shut off the situa
tion easily becomes serious. A great many
of the large concerns were ill-prepared for
such a condition of affairs, not havlnir an
over supply of coal on hand when the pinch
came. It has bcKome necessary already for
certain concerns to make every retrench
ment possible in the use ot coal.
Dealers Are Impotent.
As showing the utter Impotency of the
coal dealers and the completeness of the
tleup. one dealer has 100 orders for Urge
supplies of coal and Is absolutely unsble
to touch them. Another had a carload of
coal on the tracks yesterday and made on
appeal to the union to move It for him but
I was turned down. All of them are be-
, gl(.KPj wlth the most pressing demands "or
coal ,ndlo,ted b , statement i
bt,,ow lney are ,t , m the strik-
The wholesalo houses are not better off
, and worse If anything The have freight
I " """""' volumes snd must
- .Asaaiaa i 4 - j
00 sometning on. All the transfer com-
pnoira are lieu up ana no nauilng Is being
aone. bmpments sre overdue snd whiln
ths wholesalers and Jobbers aro exerting
commendable efforts In the Interests of
their patrons they naturally are tpe prey
to a vexatious situation. '
As some of the Jobbers said yesterday,
"This condition of affairs simply rsnnot
go on; something ipust be done and that
It is known that certain of th whole
salers are ready to take the initiative In
negotiations for a settlement. Two of them
aro quoted as saying that unless the trans
fer companies would unite in a plan to ad
Just matters they would buy their own
teams and do their own hauling, sign up
tho scale and "cut looae" from th trans
fer eompsnles. How determined the trans
fer men are cannot be exactly decided, but
the members of one firm were at Labor
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