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Fhe Omaha Daily Bee.
KSTAJtMSIIED JUNE in, 1871.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOIININU, MAY G, 1003-TEN TACJES.
SINGLE COPY" THREE CENTS.
AWAIT STRIKE CRISIS
Mayor Moon Makes Order to Preserve
Peace Daring tbe Strike.
UNION LABOR MEN FAVOR THE MOVE
Executive Aotion Comei After Consultation
with Strike Leaden.
CHIEF DONAHUE TO COMMAND POLICE
Will Gi?e Per?onal Attention to Enforcing
the Mayor's Order.
SUGGESTION OF FEDERAL INJUNCTION
Reported Plan of Emplorrn I to
Seek Protection from Inltrd
Stales toort on Plea of 1 u
Mayor' ProrUmallnn. ,
MA TOR' 8 OFFICE. OMAHA, May 5.
IK'S.-Mr. J. J. Uonahiie, Chief of Police
Dear Blr: In response to your favor of
thla dy, I ' would say J concur In the
suggestions you make. In vlrw of the
excitement now existing, I believe that
evtry precaution hou,ii be tiiken to
maintain pcacf and good onler In the
city. While such excitement continue
1 believe It to be an act of Justifiable
prurience to keep all saloons of the city
cloned. 1 therefore order and direct you
to cause and require all so loons In the
city of Omuha to be cloned tonight
promptly at 11 o'clock, and to keep the
same closed while the present excite
ment continues, and until otherwise
FKANK K. MOORE8. Mayor.
With the atrlke approaching great crises,
the mayor and chief of police are preparing
heroic measures. The exciting demonatrj-
lions of the paat two days, which threaten
to culminate in serious complications to
day, when the Ruslness Men's association
hopes to put a number of nonunion team
sters to work and aecure federal court In
junctions and possibly troops to Insure the
success of their plans, the avowed deter
mination of the strikers to win their fight
and the feeling that naturally will be
aroused over these proceedings these
things, together with the general upheaval
In Omaha between labor and capital, have
constrained the mayor and chief of police
to exerclae all the powers at their com
mand toward preventing aerioua results.
Tbe above letter waa In answer to one be
low from Chief Donahue and waa trans
mitted at about 4 o'clock yesterday after
noon. The chlef'a letter follows:
Hon Frank E. Moorea. Mayor and ex-
offlclo Chairman Board of Fire and Police
Commissioner Dear Hlr: I desire to call
your attention to the serious aspect of
tho strike now in pi-ogres in our city,
and respectfully advise that you call a
meeting of tbe Board of Fire and Police
Commissioner this evening and that the
. t board Issue an order closing all saloons
" at 12 o'clock, tonight to remain closed until
the strike Is ended or until the board con
sider it safe to countermand such order,
1 would also advise that the drug store
be cautioned to use unusual cuutlon In
the sain of llnuor for medicinal purposes,
Kuch action on the part of the board will.
be !. swM-vUlt -ural approval and
aid this department materially in maintain
ing order and protecting- me ana property,
J. 1. DONAHUE, Chief of Police.
The mayor's order waa Issued to the chief
at 4 o'clock Tuesday and immediately upon
Ita receipt the captalna of the force were
called to tbe office of the chief and received
instruction which were read at roll-cull
laat night for their enforcement. At the
time the order waa presented to the thief
ha waa holding a conference with tbe presi
dents of a number of tbe unlona Involved in
the atrlke and other regarding the en
forcement of law and order during the
troubles which are -looked for today. The
chief, after the conference, said that each
of the officers of the, several unlona had
agreed with him to maintain order and
pledged themselves to do all In their power
to restrain tbslr men,
Chief Doiikat'i Statement.
V ine cuiei sain:
"I wish to Impress upon the people of
Omaha the necessity of doing all In their
power to preserve order during the days
which threaten so much trouble. They
should do all In their power to avoid form
ing orowds, and when any unuaual event
occura they should go away, rather than
toward the scene; for where trouble exlata
It la usually a disinterested spectator whe
tla killed or Injured.
"There are a Urge number of hoboes and
law breaker who are ever looklug for
acenea of trouble to ply their Illegal busi
ness. They are already coming to Omaha
and they will be here In larger numbers
during the week. The police force of
Omaha la going to be actively engaged In
the business district of the city assist
ing In the movement of traffic and It will
be practloally Impossible for It to give ade
quate protection to the residence part of
town and theae tramp and thlevea will at
tempt to operate In those districts. For
thla reason the people should take more
than ordinary precautions to preserve tbeli
"So far a the order cloatng the saloons
Is concerned It will be enforced absolutely
without fear or favor. The officers of the
city oan deal with aober men, while no one
can control men under the Influence of
liquor. The mayor and every member of
the Board of Fire and Police Commission
er are agreed upon thla order. I have
consulted with each of them and they all
atand together upon the subject. Th pre
servation of life and property I th chief
end of government and we must keep the
aaloona clossd to secure that object.
"I will personally take charge of the po
lice force In tbe morning and will see that
, business Is resumed so far aa possible;
that order la maintained and that no un
lawful acta go unpunished."
Notion to I'aloas.
At the conference with tb chief of police
each of the representatives of the labor un
ions waa given a copy of the following notice
which they promised to bsng In a promi
nent place In the halls where the union men
assemble, and enforce ao far a possible:
To the president and business managers
of the different unions now engaged In a
atrlke In thla city:
Uentlemen: I deem It advisable and in
fact my duty a chief of police of the
city of Omaha to call together the heads
of the different organisations participating
In the present strike, for as head of the
police department ajid therefore the repre
sentative of the taxpayer and cltlsens in
preserving peace and order and protecting
life and property. It la ray duty to ascer
tain your position and the policy you ex
pect to pursue during the atrlke; also to
outline to you the position and duty of
the police department."
No man has a better conception than I
what It la to be a laboring man, and my
labors began at the age of 11 and have
continued up to the present time; and
while my sympathies are with the laboring
people, yet I realise a chief of police that
I have a duty to perform In protecting
the Interest of the cltlsens and taxpayers
and I ahull certainly endeavor to per
For th past flvs daya business ha been
(.Continued en. Bocoad. Pagv)
KAISER VISITS MONASTERY
la First German Kmarror to
Gueat of Benedictine
ROME, May B. Emperor William and
King Victor Emmanuel, cheered by the
people, drove to the railroad atatlon tbla
morning and went to tbe abbey of Monte
Casslno. The weatber waa magnificent.
The icene was extremely pl'-resque.
Quaint crowds of peasants, frlav, ' sis
ters gathered from miles around ''ti.
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to see the extraordinary spectacle .
sovereigns and six princes at Monte-...
Inn Tlin anal ,a.nn m t la at -! fa.
the part taken by Emperor William In as-,
slating the Benedictine Institution in I
Prussia and the promise he made to visit i
the celebrated mother bouse here.
Gorgeous royal equipages, with out- j
riders and postillions In hunting livery,
accompanled by a military eacort, and the
suites of the sovereigns and princes, drove j
up to the abbey from the station, cheered j
by the peasants. I
At the abbey a detachment of troopa ren-
dered military honors and a battery of
guns fired a salute.
When the abbot, the Rev. Father Boni
face, emerged from St. Vincent a arch,
near Beatty, he was surrounded by friar
at tho grand staircase. The contrast be
tween the two groups, the aoverelgna and
their party, and the abbot and his friars,
with a background ot grim historic walls.
was much remarked. It was tbe nrst
time an emperor of Germany had been re
ceived at the abbey.
Emperor William descended Into the crypt
of St. Benedict and watched the men em
ployed on mosaic work. He examined the
colors and Bald such work would give new
life to the ancient art.
The two sovereigns and the princes re
turned to Rome at sunset, where the em
peror's day of sight-seeing ended with a
reception in the Capitolin museum. i n
building was Illuminated with Innumerable
electric light globes that showed the treas
ures of the museum to the best advantage.
The bare walls of the rooms were hidden
with ancient tapestries and the beauty of
the acene drew enthusiastic praise from
Tea wsa served In the hall of tapestries I
In the magnificent china belonging to the
Collona family. After this the kins and
the emperor, from a window at the top
of the museum, witnessed the illumination
of the fort and the Palatine hill, which
were both outlined with colored lights and
tood out clear cut and brilliant.
NATIVES HIDE IN FORESTS
n . i . Mn.nniilT Make Slave
the Inhabitant in
LONDON. May 6. Rev. Wiiyam Mor
rison of Lexington, Va., a member of the
American Presbyterian mission, who la here
on hla way home after alx yeare work along
the Kassal river, about 1,200 miles In the
Interior of the Congo atate, fully couflrma
the stories of the abusea In the Congo
He baa furnished an exhauatlve report on
the aituatlon to the Congo atate authorities,
to the American and British ministers at
Brussels and to Foreign Seoretary Lana
downe, detailing the resulta of hie per
sonal Investigation and thowing that the
situation la dally growing worse, aa a re
eult of the rubber monopoly" Introduc
tion ot forced labor, virtually amounting
On hla way to the coast Rev. Mr. Mor
rison covered 800 miles of the Kassal
river, formerly thickly dotted with vil
lages, and he saya there are now less than
a doxen villages there, the people having
fled into the forests to escape the tryanny
of th whites.
It is Impossible for the nativea to get
any redress from the Congo state officials
for the abuses to which they are subjected.
Rev. Mr. Morrison sails for New York
May 9 and will furnish the State department
at Washington with further evidence cn tbe
WANT DUTY KEPT ON GRAIN
London Opposition to Proposition of
Chancellor of Excheuuer
LONDON, May 5. The opposition to the
proposal of the chancellor of the ex
chequer, Mr. Ritchie, to abolish the duty
on grain, which haa been voiced by numer
oua chambers of agriculture,' crystallised
in a meeting of the Associated Chambers
of Agriculture In London today.
With only three dissentients the large aa
Bemblage, after a heated attack on Mr.
Ritchie's "wobbling policy In connection
with this tax," passed a resolution strongly
condemning tbe proposed action and ap
pointed a deputation to call on Premier
Balfour and confer with him on the aub
ject. It Is not believed the protest will have
Answering a queetlon in the House to
day, Mr. Ritchie held out little hope of
the mtllera getting a refund of the duttea
paid on Imported grain which they may
still have on their handa when the tax
Is abolished July 1.
BRITAIN SEEKS TRADE RIGHTS
Ask Persia to Give Something; More
Than Moat Favored Nation
LONDON, May 5. Replying In the House
of Lords today to a request for Information
regarding the policy of the government in
connection with tbe Persian gulf. Foreign
Secretary Lansdowne said the whole sub
ject of British relatione with Perala waa
being anxiously considered by the govern
ment, especially the cuatoma tariff.
He was not rationed that Great Britain
should be content with the most favored
patlon treatment, but hoped to aecure an
arrangement by which. Instead of accepting
the agreement between Persia and the
other powers, British Interest should be
It waa the policy of his majesty's gov
ernment to protect British trade without
excluding tbe trade of other countries.
SHIPS COLLIDE IN A FOG
Both Are Sllahtly Damaged, but Crew
aad Passenger Eacape
SOUTHAMPTON. May S The Atlantic
Transport liner Marquette, Captain Rich
ardson, from London, May 4. tor New York,
and the North German Lloyd ateamer
Preussen, Captain trenn, irom rtamourg
Sunday, for the far east, collided during
a fcg In the channel laat night.
Both steamers put Into this port for re
pair. It la not expected tbst they will
be delayed long. Marquette stern wa
tov In above th water line and part ot
Its ratling waa carried away. Freuaaea'a
PRESIDENT IN NEW MEXICO
V.sita the Capital and Ancient Citj of
ACTS AS GODFATHER AT CHRISTENING
Chllit I the Bon of George W. Arniljo,
Sergeant la Reach Riders,
and I Mamed Theodore
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' spent three hour, snd twenty
ml - dr in thla city, whose historic
bulldit and monuments seemed to be of
Intense Interest to him. At the capltol he
made an address, speaking for twenty mln-
utea to an audience of fully 10,000 people,
President Roosevelt said It waa a great
pleasure to him to come to New Mexico,
from which territory more thsn half the
number of his regiment came. "I know
the people of New Mexico," he eald, "and
I am fond of them. How can I help being
fond of the people with whom I have
He congratulated the people ot New
Mexico on what they had accomplished and
said he believed they were on the verge of
"Much will depend on the thrift of the
people," said the president, "but the gov
ernment can help somewhat and the gov
ernment will help."
The president aald the benefits of forest
preservation and Irrigation to be enjoyed
by this section will do most toward bring
ing New Mexico to statehood and making
It one of the great states of the west.
A brief reception waa held In the cap
ltol, after which a drive was taken over
the gaily decorated street, all of which
were thickly lined, with a cheering mul
titude. Art a Godfather.
A stop wss made at San Miguel church,
the oldest church edifice In the United
State, and at the cathedral, where tbe
vicar general, Anthony Fourchegu
tized the son of George W. Armljo. a
sergeant In the Rough Riders, President
Roosevelt being godfather. The child was
named Theodore Roosevelt. After this
pleasing Incident the president addressed
2,500 school children, Including 350 pupils
in the uniform of the United States In
dian schools, tbe students of St. Mlchael'i
college, of Loretto academy, St. Cath
erlne's Indian and the Presbyterian mis
The roof of the historic old palace and
the roofs of other buildings surround
Ing the plaza were thronged.
The drive was continued to Fort Marcy,
from which a superb view of tbe city and
surroundings Is obtained. Here Mayor I.
Sharke presented the president with an
Illustrated volume of the city's history.
The bcok Is In a cover of gold filigree work
Bet with large turquoise, and was the prod
uct throughout of Santa Fe skilled work
Luncheon with Governor Otero.
Luncheon waa served at the residence
ot Governor M. A. Otero, In front jot 'Which
was a triumphal arch ot which stood a
girl as Goddess of Liberty, strewing
flower upon the president.
A the president re-entered his carriage
an original ode was sung by the school
children and the president stood up In hla
carriage and waved hla hat lustily.
A visit waa made to tho New Mexico
Historical society's museum, after which
the party returned to the depot, the train
leaving at 12:20 p. m.
A large detail of Rough Riders In uniform
served aa a guard of honor and a number
of these accompanied the president to Al
buquerque. The Cleveland (O.) Grays, who
happened to arrive on an excursion, took
part In the exercises. Four large archea
and many lesser ones, formed part ot the
scheme of decorations which exceeded
everything that Santa Fe has thus far seen.
Private Secretary Loeb arrived here last
night and joined the president. Governor
M. A. Otero and other territorial officials
accompanied the president to Albuquerque.
Chief Views Mote Appeal.
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., May 5. The
president closed the moat picturesque day
of hla western trip with a atop ot two hours
In Albuquerque thla afternoon. His train
reached here on time at 2:60, when he waa
at once eacort ed to a lavishly decorated
atand in front of the Alvarado hotel where
he spoke for a few minutes to a crowd of
- He dwelt upon irrigation and Ita Impor
tance in the development of the territory,
but occupied the greater part of hla time
discussing the qualities that go to make up
good, citizenship. . Directly opposite the
speaker's stand waa a tableau represent
ing New Mexico appealing for admission to
the union, forty-five little girls dressed In
white, representing the states, while one of
them, on the outside of the gate at which
stood Uncle Sam, represented New Mexico.
Referring to this, the president said that
when New Mexico had a little more irri
gation there would be nothing the matter
with the little girl on the outside.
From Alvarado, Mr. Roosevelt was es
corted to his carriage, and the party taken
for an hour'a drive about town, ending at
the Commercial club, where a brief re
ception wss held. Here the president wa
preaented with a Navajo blanket Into which
waa woven In white letters his credentials
aa an honorary member of the club. The
president wss greatly pleased with the gift.
Here also he was greeted by snother big
delegation of members of his Rough Riders
At S o'clock the train pulled out for the
Grsnd Canyon of Colorado.
.Governor Otero of New Mexico and Gov
ernor Brof.t of Arizona, accompanied the
president to Albuquerque from Santa Fe.
Governor Brodle will be the president'
guest until he passes out of Arizona.
RAINMAKER GOFS TO UTAH
to Salt Lake
ST. LOUIS. May 6. Dr. R. J. Hyatt, gov
ernment weather forccaater In St. Louis
for six yeara, left tonight to commence
hla duties aa forecaster at Salt Lake City.
Mr. Hyatt has been eminently successful
here to the satisfaction of the government.
His successor Is Edward H. Bowie, from
MAD MULLAH IS REPULSED
j Attack British Column Only to Be
Driven Back with Heavy
ADEN, Arabia. May 6. It is rumored
that tb Mad Mullah ha recently attacked
a British column at Galadi, Somairiand, and
waa repulsed with heavy loaa, Tha aUUiah
MORE BLOODSHED IS FEARED
Contested Election .Case In Breathitt
Connly, Kentucky, Cause
LEXINGTON. Ky., May 6. Wood O.
Dunlap of this city left today for Jackson
as attorney for the '" fusionlst In the
Breathitt county contested election caaea.
He succeeds aa counsel Jamea B. Mar
cum, who was killed In the court house
yesterday while filing papera In these
It la feared the proceedings at thla time
will precipitate further trouble In the
Cockrelt-Hargls feud. In which half a
dozen lives have already been lost.
Not a line Is being Bent out of Jackson,
Ky., by correspondents' for fear of the feud
ists. A reliable man who came today from
Jackson to Lexington, on being promised
by the Associated Press correspondent that
his name should not be used, aald the con
ditions at Jackson were deplorable and re
newed hostilltlea between friend of Mar
cum and those now In power are Imminent.
No arreato have been made and there are
no efforta made to apprehend the assassin.
The widow of Marcum went to see the dead
body of her husband today for the first
time, but Marcum'a frlenda have been
afraid to be ceen taking any Interest In
Before the shooting (wo men suspected of
killing others in the feud of former years.
passed Marcum. Marcum then remarked to
a bystander, "I don't like the actions of
those men; I'm afraid they are up to aome
thlng.'' Subsequently, Bald the Informant, these
two men who are well known to the offi
cers and public went out of the court house
door and re-entered the building by an
other door. Shortly after thle came the
shots, the first striking Marcum In the back
and the next In the head.
The Indications are that the assassin ran
close to the body and fired the laat shot at
close range. Suspicion point to three well
known men, the third standing near Mar
cum and giving tbe signal.
The case haa been brought to the atten
tlon of the United Stales marshal here, as
Marcum waa United States commissioner.
Governor Beckham wfll be aaked for re
lief. Marshal law la being suggested.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAI
Several Iowa Postmasters Get a Raise
and a Few n Decrease In
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. May 6. (Speolal Tele
gram.) Under the annual readjustment of
postmasters' salaries these change In Iowa
become effective July 1: Increase Car
roll, 200; Adel. Albla. Ames, Avoca. Belle
Plalne, Boone, Cascade, Cedar FaJls.- 100
each. Decreasea Alden, Algona. "Alton,
Buffalo Center, 100 each.
The poslofflce at Highland, Have county.
Neb., has been discontinued; mall to Cul
The application of L. G. Stocks. D. A.
Wlllard, C R. Wright. O. A. Mollln and
Amelia Stocks to organize th Genca Na
tional bank of Genoa, Neb., with $25,000
capita), haa been approved by the comp
troller of the currency . '
Reserve agent approved: Merchant
National of Cedar Rapids and Commercial
National ot Chicago for First National of
Dunkerton, la, Union National of . Kansas
City for National Bank of Pawnee City,
John H. Leavltt of Waterloo, la., haa
been appointed disbursing agent for the
new postofflce and courthouse building at
These rural letter carriers were appointed
today: Nebraska Falrbury, regular Wil
liam R.' Bibcock, substitute Caroline Bab
cock; Hooper, regular Wlnfleld S. Bishop,
substitute Edward Bishop; Murdock, regu
lar Oratlo R. Rush, substitute William H.
Rush; Silver Creek, regular Luther W.
Barber, eubstltute R. Berber. Iowa Delta,
regular William J. Merryfleld, substitute
Jamea W. Merryfleld; Elkader, regular
Jesae B. Turner, substitute John Nichols;
Hastings, regular Frank A. Cary, substi
tute Charles Anderson; Osceola, regular
Douglas A. Mellor, substitute Frank Mul
len; Silver City, regular William J. Whlt-
tlngton, aubstltute William Yann; VUllsca,
regular Omer Garrison, substitute L. V.
Dr. H. B. Cummlngs haa been appointed
a pension examining surgeon at Seward,
William Heap, sr., haa been appointed
postmaster at Thayne, Uintah county, Wyo.
PostoSlces established: Rorbeck, Shelby
county, la., with J. F. Jensen postmaster;
Ulm, Sheridan county, Wyo., with Sophie
Lk McLlmana aa postmaster.
ILLINOIS GRAND ARMY MEETS
at Cast St.
EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., May 6 The thirty
seventh annual encampment of tbe Grand
Army of the Republic of Illinois began
here tonight, and will continue tor three
All day visitors were being brought to
the city In large numbera by the Incoming
trains. Commander H. M. Trimble and his
staff arrived during the afternoon. Dele
gations from kindred organlxatlona have
augmented the numbera of Grand Army
members and the city Is well filled with
visitors. Large archea have been erected
over- the principal streets and East St.
Louis Is In gala attire.
The opening event wss a camp fire and
joint meeting of all the organlxatlona at
the opera house tonight and an entertain
ment In Music hall. At the opera house
Mayor Cook formally welcomed tbe Grand
Army, to which address Department Com
mander Trimble responded.
Departmental reports occupied a good
part of the evening, which closed with
addresses In reminiscent vein by a number
INDIAN IS TO BE ORDAINED
Chief of tho Oneida I to Become
Priest of Episcopal
GREEN BAY. Wl.. May 5. Cornel lu
Hill, chief of the Oneida Indiana, will be
ordained a a priest of the Episcopal
church June 24, on th reservation near
Bishop Grafton of Fond du Lae will con
duct the ceremony.
SIXTY DAYS IN COUNTY JAIL
Penalty Imposed I'noa Hew
Womaa for Shooting aa
Act re so.
NEW YORK, May 6 Elaie Barrett, who I the criminal conrt today and sought to ap
wa convicted last week of aaaault In th j peal hla rase to th supreme court. Slder
hooting ot Bessie Palmer, an actresa, aev- ' wish to clear hia name of a crime of
eral month ago, waa today sentenced La j which he aaaerts ha la Innnoeot- H waa
aorva aUtj daxa. la Lha mmatg jail. I caaylsled at emhezzlwmmit.
TWENTY PASSENGERS DROWN I
Lose Their Liret in Collision Off Norfolk
ILL FATED BOAT IS THE SAGINAW
Crew of Other Steamer Make Kvery
Attempt to Heaen Them, bat
Fog I Too DesM for
NORFOLK, Va., May 6. A collision that
cost the live of twenty or more and the
inking of the Clyde steamship Saginaw by
th Old Dominion Steamahtp cempany'a
liner Hamilton, occurred between Winter
Quarter lightship and Fenwlck island
lightship on the Virginia coast at 4:40 thla
A dense fog settled along the coast
ahortly after nightfall, which made It Im
possible for the sailor to aee each other's
vessels, though the warning whistle were
heard by both. Running at reduced apeed
Hamilton smsshed Into Saginaw's aide
about twenty feet from the atern.
According tb Captain Boat of Hamilton,
hla ship was making about nine miles an
hour anil Saginaw about ten. The fog
waa so thick that objects a ehlp'a length
away were .Invisible, and when the two
boats hove In sight of each other, bow on,
there waa but a moment's interim before
Saginaw veered, aa did Hamilton, but
they had not time to clear, till the ateel
prow of the Old Dominion vessel cut away
the entire rear part of the Clyde ship
Saginaw aettled rapidly and by the time
Hamilton reversed steam and hove In Bight
again Ita stern wa under water.
Panic-stricken people rushed over the
deck and acrambled toward the bow. Life
boats were lowered and into tbe first fit
teen colored women were placed. The boat
was awamped as It struck te water and
Its occupants were thrown Into the sea. All
were drowned save the second officer.
In the meantime the rush of water Into
the bow of Saginaw had burst the deck
from their fastenings with a roar like tha
report of big guna and ton of freight of
all descriptions soon littered the sea. To
floating wreckage the struggling people In
the water clung with desperation, and many
of them were reacued by the boatB from
Hamilton, though before they were
within reach Saginaw had dlaappeared be
neath the wavea and nothing but Its top
roasts were visible. To these several men
were clinging, one of whom was the aged
captain, J. S. Tunnell. When he was taken
off It was found that he had suffered se
vere Internal Injuries.
Hamilton hovered around the wreck for
more than an hour, but no sign of life
could be seen among the mass of floating
freight. Two bodies, one of a man and the
other of a woman, clad only in night
dresses, were observed drlftina between
bales of cotton and caaea of goods. The
first new of the disaster waa learned at
Old Point, where Hamilton stopped for a
few minutes on ita way to Norfolk.
It arr'ved at Ita pier in this city about
J this fcfterttoea.' It bow plaf-r--love4-
in and much wreckage still clings to it.
All the damage, however, 1 Mbove the
AMES' DENIES ALL CHARGES
Former Mayor of Minneapolis Goes
on the Stand In HI Own
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 6. Former
Mayor Ames waa today aubjected to a rigid
cross-examination by the state in his trial
for bribery and extortion. When con-
fronted by hla written order to the super
intendent of police with regard to making
a list of disreputable houses, he declared
that the signature waa made with a rubber
stamp and he had never aeen or authorized
On redirect examination he declared that
he had never aeen the list of such bouset
found in his desk by Thomaa R. Brown, his
aecretary. He denied that he had given
Irwin A. Gardner 150 to reimburae a woman
who had been fined, in court, although pay
ing for protection.
.At thla point Brown waa recalled and
aaked about the publication of Dr.Amea'
letter withdrawing from the contest for
the republican nomination for congress. Dr
Amea on the stand, had declared that he
bad never aeen the letter until It appeared
Brown aald that he had prepared tbe
letter after eonaultatlon with his chief
who, after making some changea in It.
aigned It and authorlxed it publication.
The defense then put on a number of
character witnesses. John Long an at.
torney, swore that when he called on th
mayor with reference to an appointment
the latter Beemed to be out of hla mind
He told several people that the mavor
wae crazy. Dr. E. J. Clark, who occupied
an office with Ames, said the latter had a
number of delusions. His mental condition
was bad and he ascribed It to alcoholism.
He testified thst. In his opinion. Dr.. Ames
waa not capable of Judging tbe effect of
auch acts a receiving money in the man
ner charged, or of distinguishing right
MASONS WILL PURGE LODGE
WUhlna- to Get Rid of Undesirable
Mcmher Temporarily Cancel
NEW YORK. May 5. In hla annual ad
dress to the New York atate grand lodgo
of Free and Accepted Masona, which as
sembled today In Its yearly convocation,
Grand Master Elbert Crandall alluded to
the admission of undesirable persons in
Ikr!c and other New York City lodges
which are now under Investigation. Ha
It is only just for me to say. with refer
ence to the Doric lodge esse, that the ma
jority of Its members were entirely Ig
norant of the antecedents of the undesira
ble member In Question, and I am per
suaded thst to forfeit Its charter would
be a great wrong to the 150 good brethren
of that lodge.
I sugreat. therefore, when the roll of the
lodge baa been purged of Ita unfaithful
brethren, that the grand master be au
thorized to restore the charter to those
members who are entirely innocent of any
wrong-aoing in tne matter.
SERVES TIME, THEN APPEALS
Kaasaa City Man Seek to Clear nil
Mama After Helena from
KANSAS CITT, May 5. After serving the
full four year of hla penitentiary sen
tence C. B. Slders. aged 70. at) near ed In
condition ofjthe weather
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Wednesday,
Thursday Fair and warmer.
Temperatare at Omaha Ye-eterdayt
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THIRD TRIAL FOR POWERS
Atorneya for F.x-Seeretarr Ken-tacky-
Ak for Another Jndc
to Trr Cao.
GEORGETOWN. Ky.. May 8. Tha case
agalnat ex-Secretary of State Caleb Power,
aa accessory to the murder of William
Ooebel. three yeara ago. waa called today
for a third trial, when attoraeye for Pow
era renewed their motion for Judge Can
trell to vacate the bench.
The Judge took tha motion under advise
ment. The case of Harlan Whlttaker.
"Tallow Dick" Comba and J. W. Davis aa
accessorlea to the Ooebel murder were con
tinued. Aa another murder case waa called
It Is conceded that the Powera case will
not be heard at thla term of court.
HOWARD TRIAL LEADS TO DUE!
Brother ln-l,n Trie to Slar "Wit
ness Who Did Not
LONDON, Ky.. May 6. New was re
ceived here of the death yesterday in Clay
county of Sidney Baker, brother-in-law Of
Jamea Howard, recently tried for the mur
der of William Goebel. Hie death waa the
result of a duel on the highway with Wil
i. .nn ttiA two men met Baker
slipped from his horse and fired at Mc
Collura twice, without hitting him. Mc
Collum then shot Baker In the abdomen.
Baker'a grudge Is supposed to have arisen
from the fact that McCollura naa Deen
aummoned as a witness against Howard,
though he had not been put on the stand.
BALTIMORE MAYOR DOUBTFUL
nl..nt. netweea Election Jndsea
Postpone Connt In Municipal
BALTIMORE, May 5. The result of to
day's municipal election In thl city aa
to mayorallty candidate Is in doubt and
will not be officially learned until tomor
Of the 30S precincts in the city 30J hare
been counted apd give a plurality of 382
for Robert M. McLane, democratlo candi
date, over Frank M. Wachter, republican
In the other five precincts, owing to dis
putes between the election judges, the
ballot boxes have been locked up for the
night. The actual result will be In doubt
until these vote are counted and a recount
will-probably be ordered. . .-.
SETS COURT ORDER AT NAUGHT
Attorney Skip with Children Before
Order Can Be Served on
CHEYENNE. Wyo., May 6. (Special
Telegram.) Michael B. Barry, an attorney.
fled to Grand Island, Neb., today, with hi
two - children, one, a 14-months-old babe,
Barry, It la alleged, beat hla wife a week
ago and then sued tor a divorce. Hla wife
was today granted the custody or tne cnu
drcn, but before papera could be served
upon Barry he had left the city. Barry,
It Is alleged, had been beating hla wife for
aome time. He alleged that hla wife waa
an habitual drunkard, but the testimony
of neighbors contradicted this. The neigh
bors charge Barry with extreme cruelty
toward his wife and children.
NEBRASKA MAN FIGHTS WILL
Haa I'lttsbora Recorder's Body El
homed to Prove Theory
PITTSBURG, May B. The body of J. O.
Brown, th late recorder of Pittsburg, ha
been exhumed at the Instigation of hla
brother, J. R. P. Brown, from Nebraska.
Suspicion that deceased ended his life
with polaon, according to an Indirect state
ment of the brother today, led to the ex
humation. Thla U believed to be a first step In the
contest of the will on the ground that a
man who commits suicide Is not sane. The
futur movement of J. R. P. Brown will
hinge entirely on the report of the chemists
now examining the vital organs ot the body
MONKS BARRICADE MONASTERY
French Officials Fight with Crowd
to Eapell Obligate
PARIS, May 6. An outbreak of eome
gravity occurred today in the vicinity of
Nancy, where the authorities, upon pro
ceeding to close the convent of the Obli
gate Fathers, met with lively resistance
from the crowd, which received them with
the usual hostile manifestations.
A strong force of gendarmes and cavalry
waa called in and waa obliged to carry two
barricades before It found an entrance to
tbe building. During the fight a number of
persona. Including two gendarme and a
woman, wer Injured. Only five monk
were found In the convent.
COLLEENS FLOCK ACROSS SEA
Irlah Immigration Double, Seventy
Per Cent of Newcomer Bel no;
NEW YORK, May 5. Great Increase in
Immigration from Ireland Is shown by tbe
record of the first four months of this year
compared with the same period ot other
recent yeara. Statistics given out today
show the arrival of 8.204 Irish for the four
months ended April 80, against 4,002 for tbe
same period last year. For several years
tbere was a falling off In Irlah Immigration.
All other nationalities which come here
show a larger percentage of males than
females, but of the Irish coming this year
about 70 per cent are females, many being
girls in their teeaa.
Movements of Ocean easels. Mar 5.
A New Tork Arrived Koenia-en I.nlse.
from Bremen anl Cherbourg: Ethiopia,
from Glasgow anil Movllle: Trave from
K-anlea and Gibraltar: Kron Prtn Wl'helm.
from firemen. Southampton anl 'herbour;
Rott-rdm. rro-Ti no-teriam ant l'oo'ogne
PHtTlj from Marseilles, etc.
Ai Cherbonra Arrived talker Wfh.-lm
17 from Nw York.
At Movllle Arrived Astoria, from HV.w
i Turk, tor Uleaanw,, and njnoeadad.
MOORES IS A WINKER
Major! Ee-election ii Conceded by Both
of His Opponent.
PLURALITY WILL BE NEARLY A THOUSAND
No Complete Figure at This Hour on tbe
Other Oitt Offices.
NDICATI0NS OF REPUBLICAN SUCCESS
Fair Vote it Foiled and Great Interne;
SURPRISE IS THE WEAKNESS OF HOWELL
Benson, Independent-Populist, Is Sec
ond Man In the Race, with
the Democrat a Poor
Omaha's Vote for Mayor.
Wards. Moore. Howell, son. Moore.
First Bl 61 1174 ITU
Second ... tMtil HfJ 8I8 UHI
Third .... HI RHt 2:M I Kit
Fourth ... T(U1 44T 720 N7
Fifth R.t 4IO 471 14K
Sixth 7I 5 l.lOl nl;
Seventh .. 421 n3 HUH S
Kishth ... mj 471 540 14:
Klnth .... 414 at3 T17 1UO
Total . .0,043 4,544 S.Vno 1,4211
Mnvnr FRAVTf V. MOORF lltm l
Treasurer A. H. ifENNINOd (Kp)
Clerk W. II. KLBOURN (Re,..
Comptroller C. O. LOHECK (Dem i
Tax Commissioner.. WM. FLEMING (Dem.i
City Attorney. ..CARL t-. W RIGHT (I)em.)
wcig inspector c. H. WITHNKLL Uem.
First Ward E. 8TVHT (Dem.)
Second Ward FRED 11 HOVE (Rep.)
Third Ward. .HARRY B. ZIMMAN (Rep.)
Fourth Ward... Q. T. NICHOI.HON (Rep.i
Fifth Ward D. J. O'BRIEN (Dem.)
Sixth Ward E. D. EVANS (Rep.)
Seventh Ward R. W. DYRALL (Rep.)
Klghth Ward. .P. C SCHROEDER (Rep.)
Ninth Ward..C. a. HUNTINGTON (Rep.)
Omaha'a city election scored a signal vie.
tory for Frank E. Moore, giving him title
to another term a mayor by a plurality of
With the mayor, all the other candidate
upon the republican ticket, with the excep
tion of three, were successful by substan
The tctala for mayor are: Moorea, repub
lican, 6,043; Howell, democrat, 4,644; Moore,
socialist, 1,429, and Benaon, Independent,
The triumph of Mayor Moorcs and hla
supporters waa all the more significant be
cause of the character of the opposition
overcome by the hack fire of bolting re
publicans who had organized behind Rraa
tua A. Benson aa an Independent candidate
making It a three-cornered . fight.
While the pretenae Of th Bensonlte waa
that their fight wa on Mayor Moorea alone.
tho defeat oXOnniioll Hunter and Bnialng.
would indicate tW . they "-cut' 'the repub
lican ticket on every 'candidate not of their ' i '
own faction. ',,... i '
The surprise of the election Is the un
expected waaknees shown by Howell, the
democratic candidate, and the strength ot
Benson, the independent candidate, in ex
cess of all estimates of his rnn. Howell
seems to have fallen down . completely
throughout the ctty. In democratic strong
holda even more than republican districts.
The Howell manager! aaw the handwriting
on the wall early and shortly after S o'clock
In the afternoon conceded hi defeat and
threw up their handa.
An attempt was made about the same
time to circulate a story to the effect that
Moorea had also given up th fight but thla
was promptly contradicted and the Moore
strength rallied in the closing hour of tbe
At 9 o'clock already the World-Herald,
the democratic organ, conceded the election
of Moorea, while the Benaon newspaper
pretended that its candidate still had a
chance. Thla chance, however, disappeared
as each successive precinct return was
Statement of Committee Chairmen.
Shortly after 10 o'clock Robert Cowell,
chairman of the republican city committee,
gave out the following statement:
The mayor is elected by at least 800
majority and we will have control of the
council by as large a majority as we had
last year, with the possibility of the elec
tion of all. There may be some cloae work
on some of the other officer and the votea
will have to be counted to decide. The
mayor won out against the aevereat odd
ever pitted against any man In a campaign
In Omaha. At th laat moment all kinds
of roorbacks were sprung In the shape of
carda and circulars. I wsnt to say to th
credit of Edward Howell that he denounced
the Infamous tactic resorted to In tha
Third ward. Some card were issued agalast
Harry Zlmman and Mr. Howell went to
the man who waa circulating them, took
the cards out of bis handa and deatroyed
them, at the aame time denouncing the
course as being unfair campaigning. As
chairman I desire to thank every member
of the committee and every ward and pre
cinct worker for loyal and faithful sup
At the Benson headquarter few persons
remained and the election of Frank E.
Moorea wss conceded by all. Chairman
Hayward of the Benson executive commit
"We certainly made a good campaign. It
was claimed that we would not poll more
than 1,000 votes, while we got nearly 8,000.
This Is all I have to say."
Chairman Bullard of the democratic
committee quit the game early and went
home about 8 o'clock. He waa represented
at headquarters by Louis Plattl, who eald:
"While we have loat the mayoralty, w
have elected a great part of our ticket
and will have repreaentatlon In the council
and nearly all of the executive officers."
Democrata Give I p Early.
At tha city democratic headquarters the
election was early given up to Moor and
the crowd of workers slipped gloomily out
onto the streets, only to come back again
and again with the hop that later returns
had changed the reault. By o'clock Lea
Hcrdman and Ed. Howell hal left the heavy
quarters and could not be found about
town. At the Jarksonlan club a general
quietness prevailed and little Interest was
displayed after 830, when It waa known
that Moore had carried the town.
Bensonlte Hopo to Laat.
At Benaon keadijuartera. In the Merchant
hotel, a aort of ominous quietude prevailed
during the receipt of tbe earliest return.
There would be a epaamodlc effort toward
enthusiasm when some precinct return
showed a plurality for Benson, but it waa
very brief and seemed a forced effort, and
tb Benaon baomera would relapse late
gloomy torUluda again. Thus metier coo,-
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