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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUKE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 4, 1003.
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KAISER VISITS POPE
Eidei from Embasiy to Vatican in Carriage
Brought from Berlin.
GIVEN HEARTY RECEPTION BY ROMANS
Giant Guardimen Receive Almost aa Much
Attoct on Empeor.
SPENDS FORTY MINUTES WITH PONTIFF
Two Bona of Emperor Are Alio Introduced
to the Pope.
ENTERTAINS PRINCES OF THE CHURCH
All" Vlilt to Vatlran Emperor Wll
Hum Krtitat to Central (.roind
In Dtltrenrc to Pope's
ROME. May 3. Emperor William was re
ceived by the pope today. He had a con
ference with the pope of forty minutes'
duiatlon, and then returned to the resi
dence of the Pruaalao minister to the holy
ee. The day waa bright and aa the em
peror and hla aulte traversed the etreets
of Rome he waa enthusiastically acclaimed.
His majesty presented Prince Frederick
William and Prince Eltel to the pontiff.
At the Vatican the emperor was received
with military honors by the Palatine
guard and a platoon of gendarmes, snd he
was welcomed by the high dignitaries of
the pontifical court.
The visit of Emperor William was re
turned by Cardinal hampolla, papal secre
tary of state, at the Prussian legation.
Emperor William arose early this morn
ing and was greeted by bright, sunny
weather In contrast to the clouda of yes
terday. His majesty held a long conference with
Chancellor von Buelow, looked over the
dispatches concerning the situation In
Macedonia, expressed his views thereon
and gave instructions to be sent to Berlin
and Constantinople. At 9:30 o'clock th
yamperor and princes, accompanied by tho
imperial suite and escorted by culrraslers.
I drove to the Caffarettl palace, the resl
1 d.nce of the Oerman ambassador. Tho
palace Is on top of tha capitol hill and
commands a view of the whole of Rome.
On his way to the residence of the am
bassador Emperor William was cheered
most heartily. Outside the embassy his
majesty was met by the German residents
of Rome, among whom were the pupils
of the Oerman schools, who brought flowers
to the empsror. These his majeaty gra
ciously accepted, saluting at the entuu
alasti "hoch" of hla subjects.
'. enda Church In Morula.
At 10 o'clock, surrounded by the per-
oanel of tha Germany emnassy ana ui
the Prussian legation to the holy see, his
majesty attended divine service. Promi
nent membera of the Oerman colony were
cdmltted to the place of worship. Through
out the aervice . the emperor remained
standing before the glided throne which
had been prepared purposely for him.
Among the musical pieces rendered at the
service was a Dutch hymn of the sixteenth
century. This hymn was popular in Hol
land during the war wltn opaio; u . -great
favorite of his majesty and It was
Uvea today at hla especial request.
Mia majesty, clad In the blue uniform
of a general of the guards, then drove to
tha Odescalchl palace, the official reol
denca of the Prussian minister to the holy
. .Hera hla majesty bad luncheon with
Cardinals RampolU, Gottl and AgUaradl.
This regetlon lunch la quite an unusual
occurrence. Cardinal Rampolla Is called
the vice pope, as he now conducts the en
.Milnarv of the church: Cardinal
Gottl Is prefect of the congregation of the
propaganda and Cardinal AgUaradl Is tha
rAoet liberal and prominent member of the
sfccred college. Rome seldom sees cardinals (
dVlving through the etreeta and being re
ceived In state, and the people were much
interested In the arrival of Cardinals Ram
polla, Gottl and AgUaradl. They wore
their full cardinal robea of acarlet molro
and red hata. They were followed by their
own aulte. At the legation they were met
by the atari atteodante who wore knee
breeches and Whose hair waa powdered.
J Crowds Cheer Emperor.
I The trumpets ot tha culrraslers an
nounced tha coming ot the emperor. Hla
escort waa mounted on white horsea and
wore bora balr tassels In their helmets as
did tha ancient legionarlea of Rome. The
Corao la always gay on Sunday and it was
mora animated than over when the Im
perial cortege appeared. The people wel
comed the Oerman emperor with a roar
that could be heard for blocks and his
majesty acknowledged the salutation with
smiling amiability. The luncheon lasted
an hour. Among the ecclealastlca present
were Monslgnor Delia Chlesa. Monslgnor
Cagllano Atevede, the pope's major domo,
and Monslgnor Blsletl, master ot the
chamber. The room was decorated with
flowers and palms, sliver plate and old
Melssn china. The table decorations con
sisted of silver bowls filled with pink roses
and maidenhair tern. Emperor William
was most affable, especially to the three
cardinals. Ha recalled hla different visits
to the vatlcsn and spoke ot his pleasant
recollections of the pontiff. In speaking
to Cardinal AgUaradl he recalled the fact
that la 18SS he had lunched with him while
he waa still a monslgnor.
The sun waa shining brightly when Em
peror William left the legation to drive to
tha Vatican. Fifteen carriages were re
quired for the use of his majesty and his
suit. The horses, carriages and servants
were all brought from Berlin, as the em
peror was determined to give hjs visit to
the pope especial official importance. Yes
terday tha imperial coachmen held a dress
reheaftal of today's drive to the Vatican,
much o the delight ot the small bays ot
Rome. Today when hla majesty left the
legattol the balcony of the Dorla palace,
oppoitt( the Odescalchl palace, waa filled
with numbers of the diplomatic corps whs
had gartered to witness the spectacle.
Among ', hese present were the count of
Turin, ousln of the king ot Italy, Am-
bassndor and Mrs. Meyer and Prince Co
! Drive to Yatleaa.
When Us majeaty appeared he was
greeted th frantic applause, and looked
up to the'talcooy opposite and smiled. He
waa In fa I uniform and accompanied by
Prince Frtlrrlck William and Prince Eltel
The Imperil carriage was attended by the
Imperial outriders and postillions. The
long cortej was preceded by the German
I Ulrasslers ?n their whit horses. They
fare megnlfUnt, big men, and as tbey rode
Idown the attets they made almost as great
a sensation aa did the emperor himself
The cordoa along tha thoroughfare was
formed of Itlian soldiers.
Emperor llllam alaaye has declared
(CcaUued oa 8son4 Pa-)
MORGAN IN NEED OF PALACE
Ifrif to Hnirn Hla Art
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LONDON. May 3 (New York Worby
hlegram Special Telegram.) When J,.
Morgan arrive In London It Is ssld tha.Vy
me iaie oi nis collections, or rainer score
of collections, of works of art will be de
cided. His recent conference with Secre
tary Shaw at Washington was to ascertain
If any feasible arrangements could be made
for Importing them into the United States
According to the dispatches received
here his errand again proved fruitless, and
now when he comes to London he has to
-decide upon taking a new house, or palace.
ror nothing leas would suffice, to assemble
his artistic treasures. He will have more
to do here In the way of Interviews and ap
pointments than any living man. King Ed
ward not excepted. The leading French,
Italian and German art dealers are certain
to show him the cream of the master
pieces they have recently secured from the
greatest European collections. The ap
pointments be has will flu a large folio.
AMERICANS TO LIGHT PARIS
Exactions of Present Uat Companies
C'aaae Acceptance of Pro.
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PARIS, May 3. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) In aplte of
the objections formulated by experts of the
city of Paris, the municipal committee
having the matter in charge has decided to
accept the proposition of the American
capitalists who want to furnish gas for
This decision Is due to the outrageous
policy of the city gas companies, who
charge high, give poor service and compel
consumers to pay 60 cents a month rent
for gas meters. It Is believed that great
benefit will result to gas users and the in
novation Is keenly awaited.
WILD RUMOR STIRS LONDON
Story In C'lrculatlou that Kino; Ed
rvard Had Been Assassi
nated. LONDON, May 3. A rumor that King
Edward bad been assassinated gained cir
culation here this morning. It caused a
feeling of uneasiness until It was ascer
tained that the report waa absolutely un
founded and that the Sunday program of
the royal visit was being carried out in
Parte without a hitch.
DREYFUS' APPEAL IS DENIED
Minister of War Holds It Bhoald Have
Been Directed to Minister
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PARIS. May . (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) General An
drea, tha minister of war,, has examined
Dreyfus' letter asking for a reopening of
hla case. The request has been refused,
because tho letter waa addressed to tha
minister ot war Instead ot to the minister
Split Over Recosvnltlon.
MONTREAL, May 3. An attempt to set
tle the 'longshoremen's strike was made
this afternoon, a conference being held be
tween representatives of the stevedores and
the shipping agents. As far as wages,
hours, etc., went an arrangement was
quickly effected, but when It came to
recognition the union defined in this case
that none but union men should be em
ployed on the wharves, the shipping men
refused to comply. On the other hand, the
unions stated that they considered this the
only point of Importance. The conference
then broke up. The union officials were
notified that if the men were not hack to
work by 3 o clock tomorrow afternoon the
steamship men would at once cable to
England Instructions to send forward the
first batch of 1,000 men, with a second
1,000 to follow the next week.
Strike on State Railways.
COPENHAGEN, May 3. There Is a pros
pect of a aerloua strike on the part of the
employes of the state railroads. For sev
eral yeara these employes have been agitat
ing for an Increase in pay. There le now
a bill before the Rlgsdag which revises
the seals of pay, but In the case of two
thirds of the employes this bill practically
reduces salaries. The president of the em
ployes' union says It the bill la adopted a
general strike will be called.
Berlin Bldlrulea Da Barry.
BERLIN. May $. David Belasco's "Du
Barry" was produced for the first time In
Germany at the Theater des Westena last
night. Frau Odllon of Vienna appeared In
the title role. The play was splendidly
staged and the house was tilled. It was
not considered a success, however, and It
wa greeted with much hissing. The
critics thla morning exhaust their vocabu
lary in ridiculing the play.
I.anarer to Seek Redress.
BERLIN. May . The United States con
sul at Soltngen, Joseph P. Langer, who waa
fined $7.50 by a Judge In Solingen tor dls
orerly conduct in 'the courtroom, and sen
tenced to one day's arrest for continued
disorderly conduct, will appear before the
minister of Justice at Schoenstadt tor re
dress. The sentence against the consul
was suspended by the SoUugen Judge, but
It was not cancelled.
Kmperor'a Rrother-ln-t.aw delta.
BERLIN. May S. The hereditary prince
of Saxe-Melnlngen, commander of the Sixth
army corps at Breslau, and brothsr-ln-law
of Emperor William, whose recent orders
against the maltreatment of soldiers and
drunkenness In the army created a sen
sation, has resigned.
CONFER ON FINANCIAL BILL
Sraatora Aldrleh, Piatt of Coaaeetlcat
and Spooner to Formulate
WASHINGTON, May 3. Senator Aldilcb,
chairman of the senate committee on
finance, who is spending a few weeks at
Hot Springs, Vs.. has Invited Senators Al
lison, Piatt of Connecticut and Spooner,
all republican members of (be finance com
mittee, to visit him there for the purpose
of conferring over the provisions of the
financial bill to be Introduced early in the
next aeaslon of congrets. They are ex
pected to reach Hot Springs tomorrow. The
conference will continue fur tea day or
It Is expected that the bill formulated
till be along Ihe general lines of the de
posit bill ot last session. The meeting at
Hut Esrlnga will not be ofUciai. ,
EIGHT KILLED BY A TRAiN
Tut Express Plow Into Crowd of Licur
lioniita at Detroit.
HAD SWARMED THROUGH GATES ON TRACK
If, "d Bodies of Dead and lnjcrd
St "orled In Every Direction
DETROIT. May 3. A day of merry
making and celebration by 1,500 Polish ex
cursionists from -Toledo was brought to a
close by a frightful catastrophe at the
corner of C'anfleld and Dequlnter streets
at 8:30 o'clock this evening In which at
least eight of .the excursionists were killed.
The excursion ' was given by the Polish
Lander of Toledo, over the Lake Shore.
The excursionists left the train at the cor
ner of Canfleld and Dequlnter etreets this
morning snd were met by a number of local
.Poles and Polish societies who escorted
the visitors to St. Josephat's church, One
entertainment was held later at Harmonica
hall. About 8 o'clock the visitors began
to gather again at the corner of Canfleld
and Dequlnter streets to take their train
back to Toledo. Both the Lake Shore and
Grand Trunk tracks run out from the
Brush street station on Dequlnter street.
Four policemen stood at the corner of Can
field and endeavored to keep the excur
sionists from crowding through the gates
onto the track. Despite their efforts hun
dreds crawled under or over the gates and
walked down the dark tracks to await the
arrival of their train, which could be
seen coming slowly up from the station.
Train Strikes Crowd.
Probably 1.000 persons were scattered
along the tracks for two blocks wsltlng
to board the Lake Shore excursion train.
It was only a few blocks away creeping
carefully along. Suddenly from out of the
darkness came the Grand Trunk's Chicago
and New York express, known as the Pan
American flyer. It plowed through the mass
of people, throwing them to both sides of
the track, bruised and maimed and grind
ing a few of them under the wheels.
Patrolmen Fred Scbultz and John 8ynda
and a number of others who were at, the
crossing assert that the flyer's whistle was
not blown nor was the bell rung. No
statement could be secured on this subject
at the local Grand Trunk offices tonight.
The flyer was checked and stopped as
quickly aa possible and backed back to
the scene of the accident, where for two
blocks the track waa covered with mangled
and dying people. Four of the dead were
killed outright by the train and the others
died while being taken to the hospitals.
The 'tracks are very dark below Canfleld
street and lanterns bad to be brought Into
use to find the victims. A neighboring
coal office, several neighboring houses and
the gateman's shanty at the crossing were
made temporary hospitals and the wounded
were carried into them until the ambu
lances arrived a few minutes later. Every
ambulance In tha city waa called to the
scene and the Injured were very soon tinder
the care ot surgeons In the hospitals.
Dead and Injnred. .
Following are the known dead:
WALTER SIDWICK. Toledo.
FRANK ROS1NSKI. Toledo.
THREE UNIDENTIFIED BOYS.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN, about 23 years
Partial Hat of Injured:
Mike Broskl, 20 years old, Toledo, frac
James Rowlaczk, Toledo, back Injured.
Peter Orghorske, Detrult, shoulder broken
and cut about the face.
Mrs. Orghorske, cut about the face.
Two children of the Orghoreke's, one 10
weeks old, the other 3 years old, cut about
head and body.
Mary Shafrainski, Toledo, cut about the
body an(j tuflerlng from shock.
John Lalkeskl, Toledo, fracture of left
leg. He was leading his 10-year-old
daughter when struck and she Is nowhere
to be tound.
Joseph Vekresklk, Detroit, cut about the
Unidentified woman, injured about head.
Joseph Shafrainski, 33 years old, injured
A 12-yesr-old boy, compound fracture of
Man about 35, skull Injured, suffering
from compression of brain, serious.
Mrs. Frank Otreanda, 20 yeara old,
Toledo, fractured skull and dislocated arm.
Jesse Wozniak, 24 years, Toledo.
Joseph Nltz, 18 years, Toledo.
Joseph Kazeruskek, 18 years, Toledo.
Rose Adamskl, 20 years. Toledo.
John Brush, Dotrolt, slight.
Unidentified man at Harpers hospital.
Unldectlfled woman at Harpers hospital.
Joseph Plcard, 30 years, Toledo; com
pound fracture of leg.
Story of Patrolmaa.
Patrolman Schultz, who waa one ot the
officers on duty at the crossing, said:
"We made every effort to keep the peo
ple off the tracks, but it was Impossible.
There were 1,500 excursionists going back
to Toledo, and twice that number of Ujcal
Poles, who had been entertaining them,
were down at the crossing to see them
off. Those behind pushed and shoved th
foremost ones and they crawled under the
gates, which were down properly, or Jumped
over them despite our best efforts. Therr
was no warning whatever of the approach
of the Grand Trunk train. No whistle wai
blown and the bell was not ringing. I
should think that 1.000 was a small esti
mate of the number of people who were
o:j the tracks for two blocks, trying to be
among the first aboard the Lake Shore
train, and thereby secure seats for thi
homeward trip. The Grand Trunk train
came out of the darkness up the track like
a meteor and was through the crowd al
most before I realized what had happened
A terrible cry went up from those who hsd
witnessed the accident and rescuers
swarmed down the track. The cries and
moans ot the Injured guided ua In the
search and we picked them up from both
sides of the track for two blocks. Some
of the sights were too sickening to de
scribe." George Bardell Is the aged gateman at
the Canfleld crossing and he took Interest
la seeing that his gstea were down prop,
Following Is the crew of the Pan-American
flyer, as given to tha police: Conduc
tor. E. U Hlguson: engineer. J. H. Hon,
and Firemen Carl Butler. No statement
could be secured from the engineer or
firemen as to the assertions of bystandere
that the whistle was not blown for the
A cry for vengeance went up from the
Poles as soon as they realized what slaugh
ter the Grand Trunk train had done. A
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FAITH IN BROTHER PRIEST
Father Belchlln Deaoanre Arrest of
Father Walaer for Marder
LORAIN. O.. May I Rev. Charles
Relrhlln, pastor of St. Joseph's church In
this city, and brother of Agatha Relchlln.
who was murdered last Thursday night,
today msde a sensational denunciation of
the authorities for tha arrest of Rev.
Fernlnand Walser on the charge of murder
ing his sister. The occasion waa at the
services this morning In that church and
the place was from the altar steps. Rev.
Father Relchlln was greatly affected over
the happenings of the week and could
hardly speak. Several times his voice was
husky from emotion and he paused fre
quently to overcome hla feelings. Father
Relchlln's statement waa as follows:
"Vsrlous events have happened during
the past week. No doubt they are a lesson
to us. The lesson Is that we should al
ways be ready for death, for wo know not
when It will please the Lord to call us to
Himself. Avoid sin and do good. The
lesson also Is how little we can trust the
"Brutality is not a thing that is or was
confined to the so-called dark ages. It is
not exclusively confined to non-civlllzed
countries. It Is right here at our home.
In this twentieth century. The world sees
it every day.
"I am sorry to aee that Father Walser
Is connected with the murder of my sister.
I am sorry because I know, I am convinced
before God, that he Is absolutely Innocent,
and that no matter how strong public opin
ion is. how spiteful, how atrociour that pub
lic opinion may be. It cannot make him out
a murderer, the murderer of my sister. Tho
time will come when I will give my ver
sion of the bloodhound story, upon which
the character of public opinion seems to
be based. My friends. I believe Father
Walser Innocent until he Is proven guilty.
Personally, I must say that I do not know
which assault Is most brutal, the assault
of the murderer upon my sister or the
assault upon the reputation of Father
Walser, the assault made by public opinion
on that good priest.
"In your prayers pray for my poor sister.
Pray also for Father Walser. Let us help
him carry his cross, and heavy though it
be, let us act with fortitude and as become
The scene of the murder was a point of
Interest for callers at the Relchlln home
today, where the body was In view until
It was taken into St. Joseph's church at
3 o'clock, where the vesper for the dead
was sung by Rev. Charles Relchlln and
two assisting priests. The congregation
was so great that it entirely filled the
seats and all the standing room.
Tho funeral services will be held to
morrow morning at 9 o'c'ock.
Father Walser, who la confined In the
county Jail at Elyrla, was not accessable to
visitors today and he has seen no one since
yesterday. He Is treated as any other
prisoner, except that he has tha freedom
of the corridor. Hia preliminary hearing
will be held probably oivTu.taday. There
la no excitement at Elyria and no sign of
unlawful action. , Vs ., . '
PRESIDENT SPENDS QUIET DAY
Attenda Charch In Little Kanaaa
Town and Takes Horseback ,
SHARON SPRINGS. Kan., May 3. Presi
dent Roosevelt attended the little Meth
odist church at this place today and listened
to a most Instructive sermon preached by
a Presbyterian minister, Rev. William Car
ter of Kau3as City, who came here for
that purpose. A number of pastors from
the neighborhood also participated. A
i pleasing Incident occurred as the services
I began. Two little girls were standing In
I the aisle near the president's pew. As
j soon aa the president saw them be drew
them Into his pew and during the singing
I the three shared the same hymn book. At
i the conclusion of the services the president j
shook hands with a number of people. In ,
I the afternoon he took a horseback rid?, j
accompanied by Senators Burton and Long
and President Butler of Columbia college.
Senator Warren of Wyoming and Civil
Service Commissioner Foulk Joined the
president here today. The town is full of
strangors who came here to see tho presi
dent, some of them riding fifty miles for
A Sharon Springs admirer ot the presi
dent presented to him today a two-weeks-old
badger. The little animal is aa friendly
as can be, and will be taken home to Wash
ington to Join the growing menagerie ot
the Roosevelt children.
KANSAS CITY. May 3. William Loeb,
Jr., secretsry to President Roosevelt, spent
four hours In this city today. Secretary
Loeb has entirely recovered from his late
attack of mountain fever, which detained
him In St. Louis. He departed for the west
and will rejoin the president and his party
at Santa Fe, N. M., Tuesday morning.
FAIR VISITORS ABOUT GONE
Dedication Ceremony Over, St. Loots
Has Loat Ita Temporary
ST. LOUIS, May 3. Nearly all the dedica
tion visitors have departed from St. Louis
and those who remain will have gone by
tomorrow. President Francis. accom
panied by a party of visitors and by offi
cials of the exposition, spent this afternoon
Inspecting the United States monitor Ar
kansss, moored In 8t. Louis harbor during
the dedication week. Commander Vreeland
and the war ship's officers extended the
freedom of the ship to the visitors and
evsry part was inspected. Arkansas will
depsrt from St. Louis tomorrow. Whether
It will return to the gulf or extend Its
pilgrimage to Qulncy. 111., has been left
to the discretion of Commander Vreeland,
and while be has not determined upon Its
course, it is very probable the monitor
will go up the Mississippi to Qulncy to
morrow. Cardinal Gibbons, who will return to
Baltimore tomorrow, attended mass today
at St. Francis Xavler's Catholic church.
He officiated at high mass, but took no part
in the subsequent service, excepting that
he was seated on the throne.
William Carmody, a private in Company
E, Twentieth United States Infantry, who
lived at Mt. Sterling, Ky., and had been
here for the dedication ceremonies, was
killed by a street car before daylight to
day. Tbe body was badly mangled.
Maay Braada filed.
PIERRE. S. D.. May 3 (Special.) The
State Brand commission Is at work clear
ing up all accumulated business before the
beginning of the spring roundup work to
allow stoik owners to use the brands they
have filed to date. About 150 brands r)
to be acted on at tMs meeting, sod the
total number fllfd under the state law will
be close to i.&vQ by tha time those on bind
are cleared up.
PADDING REGISTRY LISTS
Fraud Being Reortd to in the Desperate
Effort to Defeat Major Mcoret.
ARRESTS ARE LIKELY TO FOLLOW TODAY
.Nonresidents Brought In from the
East and Are Handled Through
Reliable Information was placed In the
hands of The Bee Isst night that many
nonresidents were registered Illegally Sat
urday for the purpose of being used In the
election tomorrow to defeat the re-election
of Mayor Moores
Evidence of sufficient quantity has been
gathered already to show conclusively that
many imported laborers were fraudulently
registered as citizens ot the state, county
and city on Saturday, the greatest num
bers being In the First, Second, Third and
Eighth wards, but a number were acattered
In other wards of the city.
More facts are being collected and ar
rests of men wrongfully registered and
their procurers may be anticipated today.
The work was done so openly and eo pal
pably that It required no especial acute
ness to detect It. In the Third ward alone
more than 200 men were registered, al
though the registration for the election last
fall waa very complete, owing to the fierce
ceordlng to the statements of the man
who seems to have handled most of the
money to buy the votes in the Third ward,
he received his cash' from the railroads
and his Instructions to the men were to
vote for Howell, but If they were unswerv
ing republicans to announce that Benson
Is the republican nominee and that the
yotes should be counted for him.
So far as known the nonresidents who
were registered were brought from the
east and were handled through railway
labor employment bureaus, it being known
positively that at least one of these estab
lishments was concerned in the work.
Early on Saturday the plans of the rail
roads and local franchlsed corporations to
swell the Howell and Benson votes with
ballots cast by men who had no right to
participate In an Omaha election, were dls.
covered and during the remainder of the
day the registration places and certain em
ployment bureaus and their managers were
The methods used were similar to those
employed in the primaries last fall when
fraud was used to carry the city for Dave
Mercer, and many of the same go-betweens
are being used by the railroads. Whereas
In the first esse they escaped detection
and conviction they are better known now.
Every precaution is being taken by the
republican city committee and the sup
porters of Mayor Moores to insure a fair
Y. M. C. A. WORK ON RAILROADS
National Convention Decides to Ph
' Ita Labors Into Foreign
TOPEKA, Kan.. May 8. The eleventh
International convention of the Railroad
Young Men's Christian association, which
has been In session In Topekix since last
Thursday, came to a close tonight. Most
of the delegates have already left the city
and others will go tonight on special trains.
It has not been settled when the next con
vention of the association will be held.
This will be left to the direction of tho
executive committee. No officers were
elected, ss this convention wss held for the
purpose of making plans for the further
advancement of the work.
It was decided to pay special attention
hereafter to the work of the association
on foreign railroads. The German state
road presents an especially attractive field
for efforts along this line, as Emperor
William Is greatly Interested In the work.
Five sessions were held today. At 9:30
this morning a "quiet hour" service waa
conducted by Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman of
New York. His subject was 'Three Looks,
Up. In, Out."
The delegates occupied the principal
pulpits of the city at the regular morning
services of the churches. In the after
noon a great mass meeting for men was
conducted In the auditorium by Fred B.
Smith of New York. At thia meeting over
600 men professed conversion. At the same
hour In the First Methodist Episcopal
church Miss Gertrude Saxe of Chicago led
a mass meeting for women under the di
rection of the Young Women's Christian
At the night session an address waa de
livered by Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman of New
York on "The Crowning Achievement ot
the Railroad Association." Other a1
dresses were delivered by Dr. Elmore Har
ris of Toronto, Ont. : Fred B. Smith of
New York and other delegstes. This was
in the nature of a farewell service and
was presided over by tha president of the
International association, Colonel John F.
McCook of New York. Colonel McCook
said this had been the most successful con
vention ever held by the international as
sociation. MEET TO TALK OF STRIKES
Conference of lbor Leadera
Public Men Called to Meet
CHICAGO, Msy 3. A national Industrial
conference, to which former President
Cleveland, Senator Hanna, President
Gompers of the American Federation of
Labor, John Mitchell, head of the miners'
union, and other leaders In the industrial
and political life of the country will be
invited,' Is to be called by the National
Civic federation, to meet In Chicago.
Secretary Easley made the announcement
today. It Is the Intention to have tbe
problems now affecting capital and labor
discussed by those most directly concerned
In their settlement. Among the reaulls
hoped for Is the solution ot many vexing
problems between employer and employe
before disagreement over them leads to
Among the plans the federation will pro
pose Is one that manufacturers of a certain
line of goods be induced to agree, where
tbe demand of labor la sufficiently Insistent,
to a gradual reduction ot working hours, a
reduction ot half au hour each year. In
stead of one or more hours at a time, In
return for tbe agreement by unions not to
Senator Hanna and Mr. Mitchell will
arrive here tomorrow aud will meet with
Mr. Eaaley and local members of the Civic
federation's executive committee to form
a Chicago council of the federation. This
council will act independently of tbe Chi
cago Civic federation organized in 1818
and devoted only la municipal matters.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Fcrecunt fur Nebraska Fair and Warmer
Mon.i.iy and Tucsiiay.
Temperature at Omaha tratrrdayi
Hour. lira. Hour. lira.
3 a. ni ;T I p. m !
I a. m J.o J i. n "
7 n. in :im II i. ni til
H a. m 41 4 i. in IU
II a. 1 4.1 .1 ). n r.U
to a. in 411 II .. ni .VI
11 a. lit ni 7 l. hi M
12 in . HI M p. m ft I
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POLISH PEOPLE CELEBRATE
Bright Pais In ItlatOry of I nf.irtunatc
Country Furnishes the
The natives of Poland and their descend
snts reaident in Omaha Joined yesterday
in as grand a celebration as possible ot
the greatest Polish national holiday, the
anniversary of the enactment of the na-
tional constitution. The celebration began I
with dancing at 3 o'clock In the afternoon,
and shortly after Interrupted for a pro
gram of apeeches and music, after which
the merrymaking was continued until sfter
midnight. The gathering was In the hall
at Twenty-sixth and Walnut streets, which
waa crowded during the afternoon and filled
with dancers later on.
Mayor Moores made a much applauded
talk on the Ufa and showfng in this coun
try of tha men and women who have left
their native country and chosen to 'throw
In their lot with the people of the United
States. E. Rosewater also spoke, going
over the chapter of Polish history dealing
with the period during which the constitu
tional government was in power. Rev.
Father Cyril Mltera of the South Omaha
Polish parish made a patriotic speech and
Father Kalamaja of the Omaha church,
who was too 111 to speak, was present.
Three of the Polish national songs were
appropriately sung by six young women,
Mary Clch, Tlllle Dreler, Anna Iskrowlcz,
Julia Klslcka, Francles Homan and Jlthera
The celebration was under the auspices
of the St. Paul Benevolent society. Frank
Sobska had charge of the arrangements
and the music wss furnished by Boruh's
Polish band of South Omaha. The Polish
realdenta of Omaha, who number close to
1,000, first celebrated the holiday here
twelve years ago, and have since kept up
the observance about every other year,
among these being 1902.
The thing in history which leads to this
celebration was the first adoption of a con
stitutional form of government for the
kingdom, about 1812, when Ponlatowskl
was on the throne. There was a great
movement for a constitution and more even
and equitable laws and constitutional safe
guards for all. The great noble of the
country, among whom Koscluszka, took a
leading part, gat together and finally on
May 3 the constitution was enacted. The
liberal government thus formed stood for
several years and was then broken up by
the great powers, RuBsia first, then Prussia
and later Austria. ,
CALIFORNIA WANTS LABORERS
Mark of Frnlt Crop Daman-ed for
Lack of Men to Har
ST. PAUL, May 3. W. H. Murray, repre
senting the California promotion commit
tee of the commercial organization of San
Francisco, and the state, arrived here
today In search of laborers to assist in
harvesting the ruit crop. Mr. Murray
says that the labor situation In the fruit
districts Is a very serious one and that
last year a very high percentage of the
crop was wasted because of Inability to
The cause of this pronounced shortage,
Mr. Murray says, Is the Chinese exclusion
act. Chinese being excluded from tbe
United States, California fruit growers
have had to seek elsewhere for labor and
are turning their attention to the eastern
states, sending envoys to the more pop
ulous cities of the east with a view of in
ducing laborers to emigrate to their etate.
Mr. Murray goea from here to Duluth and
will then go east as far as New England
on tbe same mission.
BISHOP HURST PASSES AWAY
Had Been In Fatllnar Health for Two
Years Since Illneaa In
WASHINGTON. May 4. Bishop John
Fletcher Hurst of the Methodist Episcopal
church died here at 12:40 this morning
With the bishop when he died were his
daughter, Ellen, and a son. Lieutenant Paul
llnr.l n It,. XKIt f'till Or.l. lnrBni...
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I who arrived only a few hours before bis
father's death. Another son, John L. Hurst,
Is on his way here from Denver, having
been summoned when It was seen the end
was near. One other son, Carl Bailey
Hurst, is at Vienna, where he Is Unltec'
States consul general. Bishop Hurst hal
been In failing health for nearly two years
and for more than a year It had been recog
nized that a fatal termination of his malady
was but a question of months. He was
stricken with paralysis In London last Sep
tember a year ago when attending the
Ecumenical conference. The news of Pres
ident McKlnlev'a assassination prostrated
him and the shock brought on rapldlv the
decline that finally ended In his decease
at an early hour this morning.
DISCIPLES 0FPEACE TO MEET
Math Aauual t'oaferear of Interna
tional Arbitration Society
at I.aka Mohonk.
LAKE MOHONK. N. Y., May 3.-Ar-rangements
are practically completed for
the ninth annual conference on Interna
tional arbitration which will open at Lake
Mohonk May 27, and continue for three
days. John W. Foster, ex-secretary of
state and counsel to the Alsska Boundary
commission, will preside and among those
who will address the conference are Wil
liam L. Penfield, who represented our gov
ernment before The Hague court In the
Lous fund case; President Daniel C. Oil
man of the Carnegie Institute; Dr. Benja
min F. Trueblood, of Boston and Frederick
W. Molls, who was one of the representa
tives to The Hague Peace conference. Tbe
reference of the Venezuela trouble to The
Hague court and other events of the past
year will make the discussions of tbe con
ference at this session unusually inter
esting. viovrmeata of Oreaa Veaaela May :i.
At Queenstown Arrived Ktruila, Imm
New Y-ik; Mayflower, from Homom S.II'.J
Ivernln. from Mverpool. tor Ni w York
At l.lverpDin-Arrived l 'edric. if m New
York. At I)mr-'aned-FrUdri h rier (irc.a e.
from Hrcmen, lor Cherbourg uu New
BAKERS JOIN STRIKE
Ninety Bread Makers Recruited for Omaha's
Army of the Unemployed
RECOGNITION OF UNION- THE dSSUE
Tfceir Employers Willing to Concede Ail
the OthT Demand.
GENERAL LINES RtM IN UNBROKEN
Neithrr Side Weakene, but Employer May
WAITERS HAVE a SERVICE SUNDAY
Ernest llndar t tinducta Hellailoua
Meeting tor Ilia iellon lrlWcr
at Their Headquarters on
I sriiam turret.
Pursuant to plaus sdopted Saturday u.gul
at their meeting iu Labor temple, the atv
enty union bakers of the city and about
twenty nonunion ineut went on strike yea
terday. Their demands were lur the recog
nition ot their union, involving a reduction
in time of from eleven to ten hours and
slight increases In pay In some cases. About
ten of the largest bakeries are afft'iied.
These are the latest accessions to tho
strikers' ranks, now numbering quite 2.4'tO.
and embracing Union Pacific shopmen,
teamsters, restaurant and cafe employes
carpenters and hodcarrlcrs. For the next
recruits, eyes turn to the freight package
handlers, whose case has reached a critical
Only the One Contention.
One of the proprietors of a leading bakery
said yesterday that he and other proprietors
were willing to accede to all demands made
by the workmen except the one of signing
tbe scale and thus formally recognizing the
union. Thus this fight Is but a counterpart
of every other one between employe and
employer In the city on the one question
of unionism. The employes assert their
strongest determination to stay out until
their unlonn are recognized by the recently
organized alliance of business men. and the
latter are Just as determined that they will
not accord such recognition. It seems to
be but a part of the fight that Is being made
In Kansas City and other placea where
business men have banded themselves to
gether to resist unions.
A prominent baker said he thought the
shops would merely look out for their re
tall trade the best they could and not try
to care for their wholeaale patronage while
the strike continues.
All Forces Still Intact.
No breaks have occurred In tha ranka of
any of the atriktng bodies nor the employer
as yet. ' Nor have tbe employera la any
Instances thua far undertaken to reopen
their lines of buslnes that- were choked
by :ha strike. ' fHwlantlai: rerfi ere
made, however, that some efforta have been
exerted to bring nonunion restaurant
workers into the city to fill the placea of
the strikers. A gentleman who hae Just
returned from St. Louie say Omaha res
taurant men are advertising for men there
and similar reports are made with regard
to other cities. But none of the twenty
eight restaurants closed by the atrlke has
been opened. An effort was made by the
Business Men's association to buy the Den
ver restaurant at 606 North Sixteenth
street, owned by Ous F. David, one Ot the
four restaurants that signed tbe union
scale and kept on doing business. Tbe j
union men assert their willingness to sea
the sale made, but It has not yet been ac
complished. o Move I'atll Wednesday.
It appears reasonably certain that noth
ing will be done by the employera In the
way of settling difficulties or resuming the
full volume of their business until Wednes
day morning at least, after the olty election.
In tact, some of them have said aa much.
The Jobbers and wholesalers, transfer and
coal men, who are probably the most af
fected by the teamsters' strike, and the
restaurant men by the waiters', cooks' and
bartenders' strike, seera to have certain
well-defined plans of their own which tbey
may seek to execute at that time. Aa far
aa can be learned from the strikers and
tbe employers no efforts have been made
to bring teamsters In to take the placea of
the strikers, as Is said to have been dena
In the case of the restaurant and cafe
Hotels nave Troublea,
The teamsters' atrlke, which haa been
the cause of depleting coal supplies In all
parts of the city, has now extended Ita In
fluence into a new channel, it has made
It exceedingly hard for some of the hotels
to get their guests' bsggage delivered to
and from the depots.
Tbe teamsters and restaurant workers
held meetings yesterday at their respective
headquarters. The restaurant and cafe men
converted theirs Into a religious meeting,
one of their own number, Earneat Hodges,
formerly at work for the One Minute res
taurant, having rharge of the services. Mr.
Hodges, who haa some experience in evan
gelical and mission work, made an address
of forty-five minutes, rpcaklng from Jere
miah, 6.18: "Thus sslth the Lord, stand
ye In the ways, and see, and ask for the
old paths, where le the good way, and
walk therein, and ye shall find rest for
your soul. Put they said. We will not walk
MASSACRE- STORY OVERDONE
Indications, However, that Many
llaie Been Killed at
LONDON, Msy 8 Owing to the existing
censorship It Is still Impossible to obtain
reliable news from Salonlca. The newa ot
a general massacre there probsbly Is ex
agaerated, but the statements that several
were killed emanate from aeveral points,
Including Constantinople, a here It Is al
leged that Turkey has decided to send an
ultimatum to Bulgaria.
Two Italian warships have arrived at
Salonlca, and the porte, fearing that for- i
elgn troops will be landed, has requested
Auotrla to withdraw Its squadron.
It Is reported from Uskub. European Tur
key, that the Turks are holding meetings
in the mosques and discussing a general
massacre of the Christians In Uskub.
Albanians have plundered aeveral Servian
villages near Prlzreu, Turkey. The Turkish
troops msde no attempt to hinder them.
A dispatch to tbe Morning Globe from
Sofia describes a battle between the Turks
and Insurginis at Lgn riasch. The Turks
were defeated with the loss of alt officers
and :00 men killed.
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