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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, Fill DAY 31QIINING, MAY 8, 1003 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY T1I11EE CENTS.
STAYS LABOR VARSlTRANSVAAL N 0FFERE0
Profh Sharing', According to Carnegie, Aids
Friendlj Industrial Helations,
STAKE IN FIRM MAKES MEN WORK BETTER
Different Department are Thus Brought
ABLE EMPLOYES BECOME PARTNERS
Iininees ia Helped by Influx of Sew
IDEA SAID TO BE RAPIDLY SPREADING
British Iron, and Steel Institute U
Told Masters aad Maa (la Beat
Be Brought Together by
LONDON, May 7. The annual meeting
of the Iron and Steel Institute here today
largely attended. After being formally
Installed in the chair, the new president,
Andrew Carnegie, remarked that ho was
the brst president of the institute who was
tioi a itrilish subject.
Sir James Kltson, a former president of
the Institute, was presented with th5
Bejsemer gold medal for 1U03.
Mr. Carnegie subsequently delivered his
1 liivuj your attention this morning- to
the Important question of the organization
nid iM.iii.iKomein or the most complicated
of all pieces ut machinery man which has
been i,iy province.
Hpe.iking from experiences we hud not
one very far In manufacturing liefore dts-
miring- that perfect management In every
oi'l'urtiiiiTit was needed, anu mat tnla de
pended upon the men In charge. Thum he
ll. in the prurtico of Interesting the young
fci-iiitiaca around us, as they proved their
utility to achieve unusual ' results, the
source of big dividend. Thexe received
Moan perceiitHC.es In the firm, which were
ncaud to them ut the actual cash In
vested, no charge being made for good will.
I pon .hl3 they were charged Inteie.st, and
the surplus earned each year beyond this
i cieuited to their account. Hy tho
terms of the agreement three-quarters of
their colleagues had the right to cancel it,
paying the puity the sum then to his
i his provision was meant to meet pos
sible extreme on hps of incompatibility of
lumper, or If the recipient should prove In
Cj onblo of development, or of enduring
prosperity, at deuth the Interest reverted
lo tne firm at Its book value. The young
men were not permitted to assume any
financial obligation, and not until their
share was fuily paid by the protlta and
there wu no further liability uion It, was
It transferred to them Thus thoughts of
possible loss never prevented concentration
upon their dally duties. They were not
auHoiDed in the dully quotations, for the
shares were not upon the stock exchange
or transferable. This policy resulted in
making some forty odd young; partners, a !
number which was Increased at the be
ginning of each year. -
'. Becoaae Fitarc MllMoaalres. .
By this plan they were rapidly paying for
their interests and promising to become
tho millionaires of tho then seemingly
somewhat distant future, wiiich, however,
proved not so very distant. They are now
rich men. You will not full, however, to
note that the plan kept them all in excel
lent training,, as poor men still living upon
thelF-iHes, mtlM"nntre in posse, Indeed,
but not In- esse, quite a difference.
We did not fail to 'see, as the works en
larged, how much, success depended upon
the mechanical men, the superintendent
nd foremen, yet not one of these had up
to that time been admitted as a partner.
Tho business and the mechanical men
nthce and mill were still widely separated.
Well do I remember the first attempt to
bring; these two departments Into closer re
ligions. It was made with our Captain
Jones, one of your members, well known
and appreciated by many of you as In the
foremost rank of managers, perhups the
foremost of his luy in Amerlc.u. lie came
to us as a working; mechanic at 8 shillings
1 explained to the captain how several of
tho younger men In the business depart
ment had been made partners and were
actually receiving much greater rewards
than he, while his services were at least
equally valuable, and Informed him that
we wlsnea to males mm a partner. ( snail
never forget his reply: "Mr. Curnegle, I
am muoh obliged, but I know nothing
shout the buvlness and never wish to he
troubled with It. I have plenty to trouble
nie In these works. Ieave me as I am and
Just cive me a thundering salary." "Here
after,". I said, "the salary of the president
of the United States la yours, captain." and
so it remained till the sad duy of his death
My seniors, the presidents of the other
manufacturing concerns, did not fall to
take me to lasK for ruining tne steel busl
ness by paying a mechanlo mora salary
man any or mem receiver.
Needs More of Saano Kind,
Being much the youngest of these great
dlo-nlturles. I humbly confessed my wrong
doing, not, however, falling to inquire if
they Knew wnere we cpuia nni two or
three more Captain Joneses at double the
price. We did not overpay the captain he
wns worth several ordinary salaried presi
dents. The captain's declinature of part
nership was the only one which ever came
within my experience. None of the other
mechanics ever preferred salary to part
the run Id. and they wera wise. Nothing can
jompare with that form. I.et me Impress
that upon younger members here who may
soon have, or should have some duy, the
choice laid before them.
From that time forward the union of the
mechanical and bualneaa partners went
steadily forward until no manager or i
mill was without his Interest In the busl
pons, as pertaining to the position and no
board of management, or Important com
mittee, was without a mechanical repre
sentative. Thereafter mill and office con
ferred upon all important sales or con
tracta. The mechanics and the men of nf
fairs were in constant consultation and
fellow partners, one of the most profitable
chsnges tnal ever we maoe.
There was another step taken In the
same direction. Men having others under
their charge were given an Interest In the
tiroceeds. or savings in cost. In their d
partment, the managers were rewarded
by handsome bonuses ueyona tneir salary,
based UDon the general profits of the year.
Thus, as a rule, every man in authority
became riore man a mere wage earner,
Ha felt himself on the first step of the lud
der which led to partnership sooner or
later, and was worth any two mare em
ployes paid only a daily or monthly wago
and oeniea aiw-iai rwiisniiitm.
This plan of reward according to results,
for heads of departments, has already be
come so general end Is spreading so fast
we may be sure It has proved its emclency
There are few large department stores n
Important houses In retail trade which
have not been forced to adopt It.
This plan Is probably bound to prevail
to greater or less degree in manuiariur
Ine concerns, and the sooner the better
for the greater number of the workers
capital can compensate, and In one sensa
reward, by sharing Its gains, the more har
monious and therefore mora profitable for
4oih must the relationship become.
Oaiht to Know Each Other.
If tha managing owners and officials nf
(teat corporations could only be known
to their men and. equally Important, their
men known to their employers, and the
hearts of each exposed to tha other, as well
aa their difficulties, we should have In
that troublesome field such harmony aa
delights us In the domestic. It Is mainly
the Ignorance of contending partlea of
each other's virtues that breeds quarrels
everywhere throughout tha world, between
Individuals, between corporatlona and their
men and between nations. "We only hats
those we do not know" Is a aound maxim
wMcli wa do well ever to bear In mind.
In tha progreaa toward more harmonious
conditions between employer and em-
lord we see that the system of payment
y fixed wages haa been largely supplanted
hy payment according- to value of aervlee
rendered by workmen In positions of au
thority over others, and by recognition not
only In money, but In position, which often
counts quite as much as coin, and not sel
dom much more with the ablest. There re
mains still receiving the Axed wage the
(Continued ea Second Fag.)
Price o( Roads Klsed at far with
latereat at Three
LONDON. May 7. The Is ie of the pros
pectus of the Transvaat -vae awaited
with the greatest Interest f..f -clal clr
dee here todav and there V '-ne of
cotslderable excitement at lb- f
England, where thousands of people.
gated hours before It was nnauy give;,
that the procpectus announced the Issue -llEO.000,000
of the $175,000,000 authorized
and that the price would be at par, with In
terest at 3 per cent.
The loan Is redeemable in 1953. A sink
ing fund of 1 per cent will be applied to the
purchase of stock when below par. The
government of the Transvaal reserves the
right to par off stock at any time after May
1, 1.12.1, subject to six months' notice.
The installments on stock are payable as
follows: Three per cent payable on appli
cation, V per cent May 22 and' the balance
to be distributed from June to December.
The installments may be paid In futl May
22 under a discount of 2 per cent. The list
clcsea on or before May 12.
Through vnrious London Institutions pro
posals in behalf of American clients were
made this afternoon for allotments for the
Transvaal loan. These, however, were not
ve.-y large, and as they must take their
chance with the other applications Ameri
can money will not figure to any great ex
tent in the present iseue. The bankers ex
pect that applicants will only receive about
5 per cent of the amounts asked for, as the
over-subscription of the loan is assured.
The rush for prospectuses was unprece
dented. At the hour of issue thousands of
people stood in the pouring rain, four deep,
In the streets leading to the Bank of Eon
land. The scene in the lobbies during the
first issue of the prospectuses resembled
a foot ball scrimmage, In which the weak
est went to the wall. Later. rreet hawkers
sold copies of the prospectuses sr Test as
they could get the cash. Crow lb continued
to enter the bank long after th usual
POPE GETS JUBILEE GIFT
Ten Handsome- Volumes from Presi
dent Rooaerelt and a
ROME, May 7. Rev. Father Baudenllll,
former provincial of the American passion
1st fathers, and Rev. Father Francis J.
Van Antwerp of Detroit, Mich., were re
ceived In private audience by the pope to
day and presented to the pontiff President
Roosevelt's jubilee gift of ten handsome
Father Van Antwerp also presented a
golden scroll containing the signaturei of
25,000 Americans and Canadians. Rev.
Fathers William de Bever and Alllssey of
Detroit were also received by the pope.
The audience for the presentation of the
president's gift took place In the pope's
private apartments. The pontiff sat in an
arm chair and examined tbe volume and
President Roosevelt's autograph. The ded
ication Is as follows:
Offered with the moat cordial com pi I
ments bv Theodore Roosevelt, president of
the United States, through his eminence.
Cardinal Oibbons. to tils noitness. ueo
Xlll. on the occasion of bis pontifical Jubl
ee. ' - -aw. i j
Washington. May 15. 19"3.
The pope expressed himself as being
much pleased with the gift and spoke In
the highest terms of President Roosevelt.
He said: "I will send him an autograph
letter to show my gratitude."
The pontiff asked Father Van Antwerp to
postpone hla departure from Rome until
Saturday, so as to carry the letter Intended
for President Roosevelt.
The pope closed the audience, which lasted
twenty minutes, by reiterating his love for
America and by sending the apostolic ben
diction to the 25,000 signers of the scroll.
SAYS HE IS RIGHTFUL HEIR
Young- Man Who Claims to Be son
of Lord Sackvllle Spring's
LONDON, May 7. Another chapter of the
sensational claim of Henry Sackville-West
to be the legitimate heir of Lord Sack
vllle, former British ambassador at Wash
ington, was heard today In the chancery
The claimant, whose full name is Ernest
Henri Jean Baptiste Sackvllle-Wesi, ap
plied for the appointment of a commission
to examine wltnessea In France and Spain
In support of hla claims. Counsel for the
plaintiff explained that the action was for
tbe purpose of 'perpetuating testimony In
support of his claims to the title and es
tate, aa while Lord Backvllle was aliva the
plaintiff could not bring action to establish
Henry Sackville-West, counsel continued.
claims to be the eldest son of Lord Sack
villa by his marriage wlh Josephine Du
rande de Ortaga. Tbe defendants denied
the marriage, alleging that Josephine de
Ortaga had previously been married to An
tonio de LaOliva. who was then and la still
alive and is not divorced from her. The
court granted the application.
SITUATION IN PHILIPPINES
Correspondent of London Mall Ess
meratea Soma of tho V'naat
la factory Coadltloas.
LONDON, May 7. Perclval Landon, In
the second of his series of letters from
Manila on "Tbe American Failure In the
Philippines." printed In tha Dally Mall
today, arguea that the difficulties of tho
aituktlon were considerably Increased by
tbe capture of Agulnaldo.
"Little Importance need be attached,"
he asserts, "to the recent exposure by Gen.
eral Miles that a certain number of Ameri
cana disgraced themselves by acta of
cruelty. It la so more of a alur upon
the American army than the records of the
Newgate calendar are upon the inhabitants
of London. Throughout the war American
soldiers played the game well and fairly,
and It Is no discredit to them that It Is not
yet carried to a successful close."
In enumerating the unsatisfactory con
ditions, Mr.' Landon names the introducing
of the gold standard, which has disor
ganised business, and the prohibition of
REBELS DEFEAT IMPERIALS
Forces of tha Preteadev Gala na
MELILLA, Morocco. May 7. The rebels
have defeated the Imperial forces after ten
hours' fighting near Fei and have rap
tured the positions held by the sultan's
troops, all their tents and much loot. Both
aides lost heavily.
The rebels sent messengers to the pre
tender asking lor reinforcements, as they
were unable to withstand a further attack.
Tha reinforcements, however, were not
MENACE COLORED CARRIER
Masked Men Te'.l Tennesaae Postman to
Resign Under Pain of Death.
PAYNE SUSPENDS RURAL. DELIVERY ROUTE
Department May Abolish BerTles Al
toaetber or Obtala Asslstaace
From Troops to Gaard Mails
v Entraated to Negro.
WASHINGTON, May 7. The Postofflce
department was notified officially today
that John C. Allgood, a colored rural tree
delivery carrier, while making his regular
trip near Gallatin, Tenn., was atopped by
men armed and masked and he and hla
colored substitute were warned not to con
tinue In the service under pain of death.
Postmaster General Payne haa suspended
service on the route pending an lnvestig
tion and if the report la confirmed sum'
mary action will follow.
The news reached the postmaster general
today In the following telegram from Post
master Swaney of Gallatin:
Carrier rural route No. 1. while making
trip today, held uo by masked men and
ordered not to make another trio. Advise
The next dispatch came from Special
Agent Conger, in charge of the rural tree
delivery service, with headquarters at
Nashville, Tenn., aa follows:
Carrier Afraid of Life.
Rural carrier No. 1. colored. Gallatin
Tenn., In an Interview with me tonight ad
vises that he was atoDDed on route today by
armed masked men and his Ufa threatened
if he continued in service. Threat alBo
applies to colored substitute carrier
Vtarned not to divulge cause ol nia removal
but to assign other reasons. No time al
lowed to awali aDoolmment of successor.
Beiievlna? it hazardous he will not serve
route tomorrow unless assurances are given
him that no violence will be commuted.
Please advise me what instructions win De
issued in Dremises. An immediate answer
will be greatly appreciated.
Postmaster General Payne tonight tele
graphed Mr. Conger aa follows:
Investigate lull case of John C. Allgood.
rural free dnllverv carrier who was stopped
bv armed masked men yesterdav and nis
life threatened if be continued in toe
service, and report, tiervice on the route
will be suspended until your report on me i
facts in the case Is received.
Troops May Gnard Mall.
Postmaster General Payne later said If
the facts were aa reported, only two coursea
of action would be open, namely:
(11 To abolish the route and leave the
people thereon without that service.
(2) To send soldiers to protect tne carrier
In tbe performance of his duty.
Mr. Payne said the former course was
the more probable. He called attention
to the civil service status of the carriers
and said that the appointees were secured
through the Civil Service commission, their
selection therefore not being optional with
It la said at the department that the
penalties provided by law for such offenses
are covered in sections 3869 and 3995 of
the revised statutes. Tbe former reada aa
Every person who wilfully and mali
ciously assaults anv letiei carrier who la
in uniform while engaged on his route in
tbe discharge of his duty as a letter car
rier, and every person who wilfullv aids
or assists therein, shall for every offense
be liable to floe of not less than 3100 or
more than tl.000. or to imprisonment for
not less than .one and not more than, three
The other section provides that:
Any person who shall knowingly and
wilfully obstruct or retard the passage
of mall carriers shall for every auch offense
be punishable by a fine of not more than
It la pointed out that tbe difference be
tween these penalties hinges between the
wearing of the uniform and tbat the word
"assault," within the meaning of the law,
contemplatea Just such an offense as that
This rural route was only started tn
March, when there were five applicants
under the civil service rules for appoint
ment as carrier. The three men passing
the highest on the list were all colored.
Vnder the civil service rules tbe postmaster
general says there Is no option with the
department, -except to appoint the person
who stands highest on the list. Therefore
Allen T. Dlllard, colored, was appointed.
He resigned about three weeks ago, and on
April 26 the civil service board certified
the second man on the list, John C. All
Tnlloch Replies to Payne.
Mr. Tulloch haa replied promptly to Mr.
Payne's request for proofs to sustain hia
charges of postofflce Irregularities.
In his letter, which was mailed to the
postmaster general thla evening, ha re
frains from giving any facta bearing off
tbe Investigation, suggesting that the offi
cials to whom Mr. Payne baa written have
all the necessary data If they choose to
give it. At the same time he said tonight
that he la ready to substantiate all he baa
said, but wants to read first the replies
of those to whom the postmaster general
has written before going Into details.
OMAHA BOYS ARE INJURED
C'aocht by Slipping; Lorn be r In Cnr
In Which They Ware Steal
Ins; a Ride.
ST. LOUIS, May 7. (Special Telegram.)
Roy Kracht of 3015 Howard street, Omaha,
accompanied by John Burcbart and Daniel
McGlll of 2818 R street. South Omaha,
boya ranging from 18 to 18 yeara, are In
tbe city hospital here aa a result of steal
ing a ride from that city here In a box car.
The boya beat their way here on an Iron
Mountain freight train by crawling Into aj
box car loaded with lumber. When the
train reached Carondelet at I o'clock this
morning tbe crew switched some of the
cars onto tbe siding, and when through
with tbta, the cars that remained In tbe
train were again coupled together. In
coupling the cara the one in which the
three boys were concealed was given a
bard jolt, which caused the lumber to slip
toward tbe end In which they were lying.
They were Jammed against the end of the
car, and, realizing that death would re
sult It they did not make their presence
known, began screaming for help. The
screama were heard by the trainmen, who
stopped the train and the work of rescue
began. Axes and aaws were aecured and
the trainmen aet to work cutting away the
end of tbe ear. This waa slow work, aa
tbe pinioned lada were in auch a position
tbat the least move of tbe end of the csr
caused Increased pain. It was S o'clock
when they were Anally released and placed
In an ambulance and taken to the hospital.
They were unconscious when released from
their dangeroua position.
OKLAHOMA INDIANS MOVING
Sell Valaable Lands aad
Along; tha Mexican
GUTHRIE, Okla., May 7. The KIckapoo
Indiana are rapidly leaving the territory.
their reservation being snared In south
western Oklshoma with the Pottawatomles
Sbawnees and other remnant Iribes.
They are settling In Old Mexico, Belling
intir vaiuaoie uaianonui avnaa.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forcast for Nebraska Fair Friday and
Saturday; Colder Friday in North Por
tion and In Southern Portion Saturday.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday I
Hoax. De. Hoar. Dear.
It a. m fll 1 p. as U
a. m SI a p. m TO
T a. m St 8 v. m 7
H a. ill,..,,, M 4 u. aa TO
a. m ft p.
10 a. m n p. m......
11 a. iu l T p. an T
11 64 H p. m M1
p. aa 3
WATER CALIFORNIA'S NEED
Prealdeat Points to Irrigation aa
Golden Stnte'a Chief K
qatrement. REDLANDS, Cal.. May 7. Today Presi
dent Roosevelt was formally welcomed to
California before a crowd estimated at
The enthusiasm displayed must have re
minded the guest that California hospital
ity was really what he cared It to be. At
the east side of the grounds Company O was
stationed, uniformed in blue, with cam
paign bats, leggings and guns. The New
York society was at the south and along
the west wera formed the Young Men's
Christian Association cadets In uniform.
Promptly at noon carriages In waiting
took the president to the Casaloma hotel.
On the corner opposite the balcony from
which the president apoke 1,500 school chil
dren were seated on a grand stand put
up for the occasion. As the president ap
proached each of the children waved a flag
and their young voices were often raised In
cheers and singing.
Just below the balcony were ranged the
Grand Army veterans, while nearby were
Teddy'a Terrors in their warlike uniforms.
The great throng cheered Itself hoarse
when the president rose to deliver his ad
dress. It was several minutea before he
could proceed. He said In part:
I am glad. Indeed to have the chance to
visit this wonderful and beautiful state.
Coming down over the mountain 1 was im
pressed with the thought more and more
of what can be done with the wise use of
water and the forests of this state. The
people have grown to realise that it Is in
dispensable to the future of the country
to conserve ana properly use tne water
nd to preserve the great mountain for
ests. All this great valley shows what can
be accomplished hy Irrigation, and it Is to
be congratulated that your settlers had the
foresight to take advantage or it.
Immediately after the close of bia speech
President Roosevelt waa escorted to the
dining room and tendered an informal
Half an hour later he again entered his
carriage and was driven over the city.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 7. Acting un
der Instruction!) from tbe secret service
bureau at Washington the police today ar
rested a man who Is suspected of being
on 3 of the four brothers of Cxolgosz, who
assassinated President McKinley.
No charge has been lodged against him,
the police simply detaining the man on
suspicion until after the president leavea
COUNCIL BEGINS- CANVASS
Votes of tho Klrat Ward and
v of Second, tl-en tTer
Last .It Ik hC '
In accordance with the charter the coun
cil met last night and began a canvass
of the votes cast in the recent election
aa shown by tbe poll books. John A Rlne,
democrat, and W. E. Stockham, republican,
were appointed to assist tbe city clerk In
the clerical labor. The books of the First
ward and eight precincts of the Second
were gone through with. Questions were
raised aa to the record in two precincts,
the Seventh of the First ward and the
Third of the Second ward, which may give
Back, councllmanlc candidate, three addi
tional votes, when tbe duplicate poll books
are produced aa means of verification.
There waa no interest In the canvass,
save that part which pertained to the race
between Back and Stuht. At 10 o'clock a
recess waa taken until 9 thla morning.
MAKES SALE 0F CITY BONDS
Renewal Iaaoea Taken by Spltser dV
Co. of Toledo at Modest
City Treasurer Henninga yesterday after
noon sold 8100,000 of paving renewal bonds
and $100,000 of sewer renewal bonds, to run
thirty years, bearing Interest at 4 per cent,
payable semi-annually to 8pitzer ft Co. of
Toledo, O., each Issue bringing $1,080 pre
mium. There were two other bidders, Seasongood
ft Mayne of Cincinnati, who bid $750. and
L. Brandels ft Sons of Omaha, who bid
$1,010 premium. S. A. Kean of Chicago
offered $2,000 premium for each Issue, but
failed to enclose the check required and
hia bid waa rejected.
The premium Is not as great as Treas-
urer nennings ocneveo would be obtained
but thla waa the aecond attempt made to
aell the bonds and he deemed It advisable
to let tbem go.
SAYS MAD MEN ARE BEATEN
Topcka Asylum Atteadant Declares
Patients are Disciplined
TOPEKA, Kan., May 7. Sensational dis
closures were made today at the Investiga
tion of the Kaneaa Insane asylum.
A. S. Mason of Lawrence, a former at
tendant, appeared before the legislative
committee and sail all the new natlenn tn
the asylum were beaten Into a enntitinn
docility by order of the superior officers As
It was deemed necessary to have the
necessary to have the
patients understand from the flrst that they
would have to obey the attendants. For
this purpose they were beaten even before
they had broken any of the rules.
In reply to a question witness said some.
times the attendants beat the patients with
their fists, but If they thought It would hurt
their nuts they used a club.
Movements of Ocean Vessels May T.
At New York Arrived: Graf Waldersee.
from Hamburg. Sailed: La Savoie for
Havre: Deutschland. for Hamburg 'etc
Phoenicia, for Naples and Genoa.
At Llvernool Railed: Mayflower for
Boston via tiueenatown: Tunisian, for Mon
treal via Moviile.
At . Genoa Sailed: Gera. for New Tork
via Names and Palermo.
At London Arrived: Columbian, from
Boston: Manitour. from New York.
At Oueenstown Arrived: Celtic from
New York for Llveroool: Aursnia from
New York for Llveroool. Sailed: West
ernised, from Llveroool for Phlladelnhla
Germsnle. from l lveroool for New York
At Olbraltsr Pl!d: PHneees Irene
from Genoa and Nsoles for New York
At Lisbon Arrived: Algeria, from New
At Pouthamnton Arrived: St. Paul from
New York. Balled: Marauette. from Lon
don f"r Vw Yo'lt.
At Mov'Me Arr'ved- pr-tor'n. from gt
John. N. B.. a"d H'lifav for I-lveriool.
A Naples Sailed : Hesoerla. for New
At Brow Mead Passed- fettle, 'rnm vw
vnPi, P t... - i; Auranla. from New
, York for Liverpool. i. .
Settlement hj Leather Workers Only Real
Development in tbe Strike.
NO MOVE MADE IN THE MAIN CONTESTS
Day Passes Without Any Confl'oii or Indi
cations of One.
SHERIFF POWER ISSUES A PROCLAMATION
Appoints Fifty Deputies to Assist the Po
lice if Necessary
JUDGE MUNGER MODIFIES HIS ORDER
Chances Provlaion Which Would
Have Prevented Teamatera From
Maintaining: Their Local Or.
gcanlsntton aa a Inlon.
Yesterday waa a quiet day in the prog
ress of tbe local strikes and uneventful
aave for the meeting of the Business Men a
association last night, which waa attended
by the governor, attorney general, adjutant
general of the state, the mayor and chief
of police of the city and sheriff of the . stake. Labor cannot profit by acts of vlo
v" " , '.. , , ih. lence, nor can employers be benefited by
county. One of the chief features of the d, d JOHN POWER.
day iwas a settlement with the leather
workers. The Issuance of a federal court
injunction the night before bad arouse!
some feara from outsiders not well ac- I
quainted with tbe situation, but nothing
out of the ordinary transpired and the day
closed 'as one of the least remarkable since
the Inception of the present difficulties.
Chief Donahue, with his enlarged force,
waa constantly In evidence .throughout the
day, ready for any emergency. But the
streets they patrolled, which the day be
fore were thronged with excited spectators
eagerly watching every development, were
yesterday free from unusual numbers aud
uncommon scenes. The wholesale distrlcta
even did not present any different appear
ance than on any other day and wagons
with freight moved not In great numbers
freely aud without the least interfer
ence. A stranger might have spent the
day In the city and not known tljat 2,700
men, representing a dozen unions, were on
The actual events of progress during the
day were few. The egg candlers In the
wholesale houses, whose total number is
about 200. Joined the strikers and tour
drivers of street sprinkler wagons went
out. The teamsters spent the day confer
ring with their newly employed attorneys,
Smyth & Smith, as to the course to adopt In
the Injunction case and the various otner
unions held usual daily meetings. In tho
evening the teamsters' local leaders were
In conference with Thomas A. Coleman,
flrst vice president of their international
organization, who ai rived during the day
from St. Louis. President N. W. Evans Is
expected today from Detroit and the two
International officials will tgke up matters
with -the local officials
It bad -beet-reported tnrougn tne oust-
ness arrent that the
t the trades councils would
last night declare a complete ntrike of
those men not now out, but this waa not
done. The partial settlement of the leather
workers' troubles yesterday and the pos
aiblllty of a settlement of the entire series
of strikes through the' mayor'a proposed ar
bitration plan are two of the bright spota
In tho strike firmament.
President E. S. Kreni of the leather
workers' union gave out this statement re
garding his union's affairs:
"The leather workers have satisfactorily
adjusted their differences with the Arms of
Marks Bros.' Saddlery company, J. H.
Haney ft Co. and the Omaha Tanning and
Manufacturing company, the above firms
having signed the price list, and agreed to
employ only union men In their respective
factories. The firm of Collins ft Morrison
has up to date shown no disposition to
meet the union, either upon the matter of
wagea or upon the other Issues Involved,
and the employes of this firm are atill out.
This puts to work eighty men and leaves
only fourteen out."
Ho Important Moves.
Neither aide of the controversy haa made
any important move since the Injunction
against the teamsters waa Issued by Judge
Munger Wednesday afternoon. Tbe men had
anticipated that order and had made all
preparatlona for lta observance, on
Wednesday they had preserved order and
maintained peace, and yesterday they pur
sued the same course. At none of tbe
places affected by the strike is there any
activity. Owners have made no additional
efforts to establish operations and the sit
uation Is absolutely unchanged. In Council
Bluffs some little disorder attended te
effort of nonunion teamsters to do business.
but nothing the local police did not lmme-
diately control. All the efforts of the lead-
era of the unions are bent to tbe main-
tenance of good order.
Authorities Are Vigilant
Mayor Moorea and Chief Donahue are
still watching every move of both aides,
and have the situation well In hand. Ap
peals to Governor Mickey for military pro- j
tectlon nave met wun ids auawer mai iu
governor will make no move until requested
to do so by the city and couuty authori
ties. A locar publication, noted for the dis
semination of misinformation, created
something of uneasiness yesterday by
announcing that the street car men had
decided to go on a strike in sympathy with
the other unions out. Nothing could be
I farther from the truth
The street car
I men h,ve 00 Grievances of their own. and
are not Involved In the present difficulty,
and have not the remotest notion of
Sheriff Power's Position.
Sheriff Power last evening, after consul
tation with Mayor Moores and Chief of
Police Donahue, issued the following proc
To the Cltlsens of Omaha, and Especially
Those Laborers Now on a Htiike, and to
Their Former Employers: The mayor and
chief of police of the city of Omaha have
called on me to asnlHt in preserving the
peace and to protect the persons and prop,
erty of our cltlsens. The Hoard of County
Commissioners haa authorized me to sweur
in such number of deputlea as may be
necessary for that purpose, and fifty hnve
been sworn In, und more will lie it needed.
With the controversy now on in (Jinxlm
between organised labor and its employer
I, as sheriff, have nothing tc do but it is
my duty to preserve order, and the Itw
rnunt and shall be upheld and obeyed. The
right to peaceably drive through the Mtreets
of city muht not be interfered with.
Conveyance and property must not tie di
turled by those who have not been en
trusted with them. If it becomes necex
siiry, deputy sheriffs will lie placed on all
su.ii conveyances as need protection. The
drivers of such conveyances must not be
RBxaulted or Interfered with.
All the power vested in me as sheraY
of thla county will be used to protect the
persons and property of every one in the
city from any aet of violence or disorder.
1 appeal to every one to refrain from any
act of violence or disorder mid to assist rne
In preserving the public peace. Ttie repu
tation of Omaha and of all its citizens is at
a-a-a. a -----
SUMMARY OF SITUATION, j
At a mt'ftinir of the Husines
Mrii's assot lntlon lnt night Mnyor
MiNiri'H . HUvifPNtt'ri nrbitrutltiu
tlirnUKh a ixmril npiKiintetl by tlio
ifovt'iuor end the miKiTfstion was
Tlu lentlior workers ROttlfd their
tlirTpretice .vestcnlny nnil the cr.g
enuillora to the number of 'JtH) went
out tin strike.
Slierlff Tower Issued a proclnnm
tlon nettinji forth lilt determination
to preserve the peueo, and to thla
end appointed a numlier of spet'lal
Governor Mickey attended the
HiminOHs. Men's axMoelntlon nieet
ii.u tout nlKlit and urjrwl concilia
tion, lie stated that no troops
would lie called out unless the
sltuntlon materially changed.
Judfre M linger, modified his re
straining, order sufflcleutly to per
mit of the) Teamster's union keep
ing up Its organisation.
No move wns made to resume
business In any Hue during the
day beyond the few teams which
were working tho da before.
n, ' - . . ....... 1 .. l ...... V.l..n.lr.
Dlierill OL tMIUSl -uuil.j , ... ... anwi.
Modifies the Order.
Judge Munger discovered Thursday morn
ing after having granted the Injunction
against the Team Drivers' International
union that he had practically dissolved the
union as an organization and hastened to
change the faulty paragraph. Beyond the
omission of the portion relating to this mat
ter no change was made of any moment.
Wednesday in granting the restraining or
der Judge Munger says he gave more
thought and attention to tne legal aide of
the matter and his powers In the contro
versy and overlooked the clause In tbe
fourth paragraph, tbe effect of which wculd
have proven very drastic to the union. The
order had already been published by the
clerk of the circuit court In pamphlet form
and the copies were taken back to the
printer and tbe page containing the fourth
The fourth paragraph as it now stands is
Fourth From following the employes of
your orators, or anv of them, to their homes
tr other places In the city of Omaha for the
purpose of Intimidation, and from attack
ing, assaulting or lnlurtni.any of said em
ployes, and from publishing anv orders,
statements. ruUs or directions bv the offi
cers of the said Team Drivers' International
union, or of any other similar organization,
commanding and enjoining under pain of
personal violence or other persecution anv
of ihe emnlnves of your orators, or of anv
of them, from continuing In the service of
ypur said orators, or any of them, and fur
ther restraining and eniolning the said
Teani Drivers' International union, local 71.
Its officers and members bv combination or
agreement or concert of action to perform
any act bv assault. Intimidation or destruc
tion of property, or lo anv unlawful man
ner, to prevent your orators, or either of
them, from moving merchandise or any
articles nf MrmnBi n.ni-t -.wn. i. am.h
"IU""" ' snipment net ween anv point
Nebraska- and ","? " v'" "J
state of Nebraska, or In any way or manner
'"'erierin. enner airertiv ,or indirectly,
with the buainess of said orators while en-a-ated
In interstate commerce so long ss
tn'.,.,rt"r;'nln order remains in force or
until the further order of this court.
. Mores Toward n Settlement.
Mayor Moorea and Chief of Police Dona
hue have addressed themselves In earnest
to lnd.icln a settlement of th; present
controversies. Tbey met yesterday with
tne executive committee of thy Business
Men'a association, which arganlzation. from
lta members, is understood to be thor
oughly committed to au omk-ablo adjust,
ment of all differences at the earliest pos
sible date. Tbe coal dealora In their
association have held two meetings, aud
on the other band the strikers have leen
In secret session at various times during
the day. Public statements are being gen
erally withheld by all the factious Involved,
as this is believed to be lb? best means
of conserving the vital lnt.ore.Vs at stake.
Mayor Moores, in answer to some ques
tions aa to the conference with tbe busi
ness men, said matters ware entirely too
Important and delicate to lo aired In publh:
Interviews, and aa he waa teut on but ono
purpose effecting a aet'lrfnent he could
The mayor'a Inltlatlvo tn closing all the
saloons In the city and other places against
selling liquor has brought forth general
approval and la having a splendid effect on
the correct progress of affairs. The mayor
reiterated bis determination yesterday
to contlnun the rigid enforcement of this
order until things had reached a stage that
would warrant a change. Deeply imbued
with the Imperative necessity of peace and
harmony between the employer and his
International vice president, Thomas A.
Coleman of St. Louis, and th-t of tbe
employe and the restoration of normal
buainess conditions, the mayor and chief
ot potice apparently have the aymapthy
and co-operation of tha great mass of peo
ple regardless of what side they take In
the present affair. Upon the basis of these
conditions, therefore, an early termination
of difficulties la apprehended.
Xo Activity Among Employer!.
Few of tbe transfer companies yester
day were moving wagons, and aa far as
could be learned no more of th coal com
panies had atarted their teams. All are
waiting for developments. The Importa
tion of nonunion teamsters and other work
men seems to have attained no considerable
proportions. This Is based upon state
ments from both sides. On this theory tbe
freight handlers are calling out no more
of their men. The Increasing gravity ot
tho situation which was sought to be Im
puted to It by certain published reports
tbat the Ice wagon drivers were to be
called out, after their employers had signed
the union scsle and the street car men
called out, waa unwarranted, according to
emphatic aiateuiente of the strikers. From
! all that can be gathered the atrike seems
to have reached a atage or stagnation, notn
sides apparently are waiting on develop
menta. Tbe teamsters are rather banging
back because of the Injunction against
thorn and the arrival of their flrst
International presi lent, N. W. Evans of
Street t ar Men Quiet.
According to President Smith of the local
street car men'a union this organization is
nat contemplating a strike.
"We did not take any action in that di
rection at our meeting Wednesday night, as
waa reported," said Mr. Smith. "True, the
matter, which had been presented to our
attention by unions Interested, was dls
cuated, but we did not decide to strike or
take any ateps In that direction."
Asked if tbe proposition wss put up to
the international body Mr. Smith aald: "No,
we are In communication with our interna
tional body, but that Is nothing new. We
always are. We have not applied to our
international body for permission to enter
(Continued on Second Pag )
Meeting of Business Men Takes lindly to
BOARD TO BE NAMED BY THE GOVERNOR
Annonnoeruent Hade No Troops are to Be
Called Oat st Present.
GOVERNOR MICKEY ATTENOS MEETING
Bays Ha Does Not Find Strike Matters as
Berious as Exported.
CHIEF DONAHUE STATES THE SITUATION
Says Strikers Have Behaved Ransack,
ably Well I p to Present, bnt
Force is Iaadenata Shonld
Arbitration by a board to be appolnte.
by Governor Mickey, at the suggestion of
Mayor Moorea, may aolve tbe problems
aeparatlng employera and employee In
Thla plan la In great favor and before
night may be finally decided on. It wai
presented by the mayor at a meeting of
the Business Men's association last night
In Scbllts ball, which was attended by
Governor Mickey, Attorney General Prout,
Adjutant General Culver, Mayor Moores,
Chief of Police Donahue, Sheriff Power and
several hundred business men, members
of this association, and their attorney,
T. J. Mahoney.
Tbe state officials came up last night at
the request of the Business Men'a associa
tion. With tbe governor waa his private
recretary, A. B. Allen. Mr. Allen returned
to Lincoln last night after tbe meeting and
the governor, attorney general and adju
tant general remained over until today,
when they will make a thorough canvass
and study of the strike situation to arrive
at what la best to be done.
Mayor Moores, at the meeting, offered
the suggestion tbat a committee be ap
pointed from the Business Men'a associa
tion to confer with a committee from tbe
organized labor bodlea, to get together
today with the governor and attorney gen
eral and discuss matters, particularly with
a view to agreeing to a plan for tbe gov
ernor to name an arbitration board. From
the moral support given by those present
to the mayor'a suggestion It ia probable
this plan will carry.
ho Troops for the Present.
That much was definitely decided on at
laat night'a meeting. No state or federal
troops are to be called out for the purpose
of patrolling Omaha until a condition arises
with which tbe city and county officers can
not cope or until tbe sheriff calls upon the
governor for aid. . ; '
"While not aa serious ss X expected to
find It. the situation in Omaha la entirely
too critical to be lightly' considered, and"--I
am of tbe opinion that U would, be beat
for me to withhold any nubile Utterance
regarding It at thla time', aald Governor
Mickey after the Schlits hall meeting. "I
came up here at the instance ot tha Busi
ness Men'a association, and In conjunction
with an Invitation from representatives of
organised labor. My purpose Is simply to
look Into conditions and see what la beat
to be done. I am not to act hastily. I find
the city quiet and apparently free from
annoying strlfq, but there may be condi
tions under the surface which I do not
fully comprehend at thla time. At any
rate I do not care now to speak further
for publication as to what will be done."
"Will troops be called out?" waa asked
"Certainly not until there Is s demand
for them and the sheriff Informs me that
he cannot control the aituatlon," he re
plied, "and from the looka of things tbat
condition does not exist now."
Speaking to one of tbe prominent bankers
ot the city who Is in the association tha
"Whatever we do, we must proceed
slowly and circumspectly. Keep your heada
cool and free from malice or anger. It
never pays to get mad at auch times. Al
waya try to recognise the other fellows'
rights in the case aa equal to your own.
Pursuing such a courae, we shall come out
all right and get things straightened up
Visitors Surprised at Orderly City.
Attorney General Front declined to make
any atatement beyond saying: "I do not
think the situation looks so extremely bad
It certainly Is not as bad aa I expected to
And It. I aee no good reason why matters
cannot be settled amicably and without
serious difficulty In a very ahort time. We
shall address ourselves to a eareful In
vestigation of all tha facts, and then turn
our attention to solving tbe problems con
The meeting at Schlits hall, which waa
not open to the public, war presided over
by Euclid Martin, president of tbe Buainess
Men'a association. Tbe governor and mayor
both spoke briefly, the governor dwelling
upon the Una of thought underlying hia
remarks above quoted and the mayor Im
pressing the wisdom of arbitration. Tha
mayor'a suggestions were most heartily
applauded, as were also the rsmarks of the
Chief of Police Donahue, Sheriff Power,
T. J. Mahoney, as the association's attor
ney, and J. A. Johnson of Johnson Bros.
Transfer company all spoke. The chief
"Tbe present situation la serious enough
tn be serloutly considered. We need not
get alarmed snd yet should realize that
some degree of restraint is salutary and
uccetfary. I do not hesitate to say that
with S.3o0 or more strikers, whatever the
number may be, the present police force la
lnsdequuic. If any outbreak should come
wo could not cope wlih the situation. I
am determined to do my full duty and have
urged my men to the same purpose. They
have done their best, but they are too few
to offer absolute security such as the city
Is entitled to. True no material violence
has been committed, but we never can tell
under such circumstances what might trSn
Fplre. nimcnltlea ReaettlnaT the Police.
"To give you some Idea of what we have
to cope with I will veuture to say that of
any l'i" men you may pick of the working
class of this city nine-tenths will. In some
way, directly or Indirectly, be connected Or
affiliated with unions, and we have union
men nn the police force. So that I simply
point out these farts to- show you what Is
the situation. I have faith and confidence
In organized labor, and I will ssy this, tbat
I believe the present set of strikers are the
best behaved I ever ssw or knew of. But
thst Is not the question; they are human.
"What number of men do you think yow,
could handle." asked Governor Mickey.
"Four hundred." replied the chief. "Buf."
ha continued, "If the sheriff will pick out
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