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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY i), 190.5 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THll EE CENTS.
RUSSIA GRABS AGAIN
ar Bites Off Gbonk of Korea and TortiCes
TROOPS MASSED IN CELESTIAL EMPIRE
Big Qani and Proviiicni Provided as if War
AMERICA CONTEMPLATES JOINT ACTION
State Department Reported Beady to Co
operate with Britain and Japan.
CHINA PREPARED TO FIGHT FOR RIGHTS
Ambassador la I.oadou Explain Con-
let la Not Daalrad, hat Will
Probably Coma If Muaco
. vltea Ptritrerc.
PEKING, May 8. The Russians are re
ported to be constructing forta on the hill
near Llao Yung, commanding the road be
tween there and the Yalu river, and they
have arranged to have a large quantity of
provision delivered at New Chwang.
A dispatch from an official at New
Chwang aav a Indications point strongly to
these active preparations being Intended to
guard against operations by the Chinese
The news of Russian activity, which
comes from a moBt truBtworthy source at
New Chwang, adds that on their return to.
New Chwang, the Russian troops brought'
with them several large guns. A large force
has been ordered to reor.cupy Tien Chwang
Tal. The Russians hava 14,000 troops be
tween the mouth of the Llao river and
Russia's coup has caused profound sur
prise here, as recent developments had led
to the expectation that It would compromise
Its demands since they had been revealed
to the powers. The latest maneuver Is In
terpreted as a reply to China's refusal to
grant Its demands, to the protests of the
powers and as a declaration that It Is ready
to fight In order to maintain possession of
Manchuria. It Is considered significant
that the Russian army rooccupted certain
strategetlcal posts at Just about the time
naval reinforcements were reaching the
gulf of Pe Chi Li.
The Chinese officials describe the dow
ager empress as being greatly distressed
and as fearing that the Russian aggression
will excite antl-forelgn demonstratlo-s, re
sulting In retaliation on the part of the
foreigners and , introduction of foreign
It Is stated that Russian Influence Is be
ing exerted to conciliate American opinion
and that appeals are being made to the
traditional friendship of the two nations,
with the argument that Russian develop
ment of Manchuria will open a great fleld
for American commerce, while the opposi
tion of the 1'nlted Bute to Russia's plan
might provoke retaliation against American
"Marching? tost; ,
" YOKOHAMA,' May ".There are per
sistent report in circulation regarding
movements of Russian troops along the
Yalu river. Detachment have entered
Korea ostensibly to protect the Russian
timber concessionaries and a large body of
Russian troops Is reported to be approach
ing Wlju, Korea. The Japanese govern
ment la protesting; against these actions.
China Mar Declare War.
LONDON, May 8. The announcement
from Pekln that the Russians have "reoc
cupled" New Chwang must not be under
stood aa Implying that they ever fully
evacuated the place. The news Is taken
here to mean that the town has been re-
occupled by the force, the withdrawal of
which was announced in April, when the
Russians said that all the troops except
the men necessary for the police guard had
been removed. The Russian proceedings st
New Chwang are attributed here to
China's refusal to comply with the de
msnds which Russia recently submitted.
The Chines ambassador Is quoted as
saying it has not received official con
firmation of the Russian action at New
Chwang. If true, he added. It means that
Russia wilt eventually occupy the whole
province, and, though China Is not prepared
fo- war. It will probably resent any at
tempt to do this.
roalrni the News.
WASHINGTON, May 8.-Th State de
partment has received official confirmation
from its agents In China of the Increase of
the Russian garrison In New Chwang,
Manchuria, and there Is reason to believe,
If President Roosevelt approves, that It Is
preparing to take vigorous steps In the
matter. Secretary Hay Is In communication
with the president in California, and upon
the Utter s decision the secretary's course
It Is stated that the department ha had
Its patience taxed by the course of events
In Manchuria and that It now contemplate
a more radical step than any which has
heretofore marked the negotiations between
the power on this subject. The proposed
tep contemplate Joint action by Japan,
England and the United Slates. Preceding
negotiations have been hampered by the
Inability of this government to act Jointly
with other nations without violating Its
traditions, but It Is now hinted that some
plen of co-operation with England and
Japan may be devised which will have the
effect of convincing the Russian govern
ment of the united determination of the
three nations to Insist upon Rusala'a evac
uation of Manchuria, while not actually
committing the United State to a formal
President's Approval Necessary.
This program Is subject to the approval
ef the president. If It is not looked upon
with favor by him the State department I
may fall back upon Its former method of
Individual representation to Russia and ask
another explanation of the happenings In
Manchuria. In such an event the Russian
snswei Is already forecasted by the offl-
According to advices to the powers the
troops were to have to withdraw from New
Chwang Just one month ago today. It Is
understood that as a matter of fact, a por
tion of the Russian force was withdrawn
from barracks In the city to tents out
side. It Is presumed from Peking advices
that theae troops have returned to the
city. However, It Is pointed out that Rus
sia employed a saving clause In the prom.
ls to withdraw from Manchuria, the
language being "provided, however, that
the action of the powers shall not stand
In the way." ,
Russia, It Is understood, now claims that
this provision was vloluted by Japan when
It mobolited Its fleet end otherwise
showed signs of military preparations.
ConUnu4 on. Second Page.)
REVOLUTION GAINS GROUND
Extraordinary Kvrnla Expected to
Urrrlop In Mraraana Sett
PANAMA. ColombU, May 8-Notwtth-standlng
the persistent tenia's, of the
Nlcarrfgjun government that U- voh'.'.lot
In tl.at republi.- Is making pr- f.f '' " cei
received how that It In guin.ng grv ''t
American who lias arrived l.eri frdn.. rf ,
tral America Bays the Nlcarnguan reVt.
tlonlst are receiving help from the other
republics and a member of the Nk-araguan
Junta here says he expects extraordinary
events will occur In Nicaragua next week,
which, he adds, will assume the success of
SAN SALVADOR, Salvador, May 8.
Adolfe Altamirance, the Nlcaraguan min
ister to Salvador, claims that the Nica
ragua revolution Is nearly suppressed. He
adds that the government Steamer Ponce de
Julio recently engaged the revo.utio.iary
steamer Victoria on Lake Nicaragua, caus
ing the latter serious damage, but Victoria,
being the faster vessel, escaped. The
Nlcaraguan revolutionary steamer Noventl
Tres Is ashore at Mayogalpa bay, Lake
SCHOONER STRIKES A STORK
Leaky Vessel with Exhausted Crew
Drives Into Port at
SAN JUAN, P. R-. May 8 -The American
schooner Slater of Port Jefferson, L. I.,
thirty-four days out from Savana-la-Mar
with logwood for New York, put In here
yeaterdny, having been driven back from
off Capo Hatteras April I. The crew had
been subsisting cn pea soup for twelve
days and were very weak. The steward,
William Holcomb of Charleston, 8. C, was
In a comatose condition. The men had
been working at the pumps at regular In
tervals for a month.
NEW YORK, May 8. Edgar F. Lucken
bach, one of the owners of the oil tank
steamer S. V. Luckenbach, which Is miss
ing, said today that he had given up hope
of the steamer ever being heard from. The
steamer left Sabine Pass, Tex., March 22
for Philadelphia with a cargo of 1,100,000
gallons of oil.
PLAGUE DISCOVERED IN PERU
Flour Mill la Quarantined and Prod
uct on Market Confis
cated. LIMA, Peru, May 8. Bubonic plague has
been discovered In the suburbs of Callao
and the people of that port are much
The authorities have closed and isolated
a flour mill where certain suspicious cases
are guarded. Forty laborers who were em
ployed In the mill have been quarantined.
It has been decided to close the principal
market of Lima and to conflscate all flour
coming from the mill In question. The
plague has not spread.
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, May 8. Consid
erable alarm la felt here at the reported
reappearance of bubonic plague at Callao,
Peru. The local Board of Health hus ruled
that no vessel from Peruvian ports shall
call here and the Ecuadoran gunboat Co-
tapaxl ha been ordered to atop such ves
sels. NEW COINS F0R FAR EAST
traits Settlements May Soon Have
Gold Standard Dol
lars. SINGAPORE May 8. The currency com
mission. In Its report, declares a gold stand
ard for the Straits Settlement practicable
and recommends the gradual Introduction
of a special Straits Settlement dollar of the
same weight and fineness as the British
dollar and circulating currency with the
British and Mexican dollars.
The report prohibits temporarily the Im
port of Mexican and British dollars until
enough new coins are In circulation to
suffice for the business of this colony and
the Malay states. The scheme proposes to
ultimately demoralize the Mexican . and
British dollars and then follow the course
adopted by the government of India.
ARABS LOOT FRENCH CARAVAN
Blay Thirty Soldiers and Cnrry Off
Five llaadred Laden
ALGIERS. May 8. A French convoy has
been attacked by tribesmen In the Flgulg
district. The baggage train was captured
after fighting In which thirty were killed.
The attacking force was composed of 600
horsemen and 900 men on foot of the I'lad
Jerlr and Benagull tribes. On the night
of May 7 they attacked the convoy near
Taghit. The French baggage train was
composed of 500 camels loaded with pro
visions and clothing. The tribesmen carried
The tribesmen displayed great temerity
In their onslaught and are now camped
In the middle of French territory at the
confine of the Zousfana valley.
JAILED FOR GENTLEMANLY LIE
Germaa Lieutenant Declines to Im
plicate Woman Wbo Com
BERLIN, May 8. -Baron von Loewe, a
lieutenant In the Fifth Uhlans, was sen
tenced to eighteen months' Imprisonment
today at Dusseldorf for having "lied like a
gentleman" In slander proceedings Involv
ing the reputation of Frau Eck, wife of a
The baron and Frau Eck swore In court
that they never had Improper relations.
She drank poison at the moment of her
arrest for perjury and died from the effects.
lilac Honors W. C. Kohlaaat.
STOCKHOLM. May 8 King Oscar has
' conferred knighthood of the Royal Order of
I VaB on Commissioner W. C. Kohlaaat in
I recognition of his work in connection with
tn 8t- Lou" exposition. Accompanying
the decoration was a letter from Foreign
Minister I.agerhelm congratulating Mr.
Kohlsaat on the well deserved mark of the
king's appreciation of his service.
Meyer Feaata Heir Apparent.
ROME, May 8. Ambassador and Mrs.
Meyer gave a banquet today In honor of
the duke of Aosta. heir apparent to the
throne, and his brother, the count of Turin.
Farmer Kin; la Dead.
PORT VICTORIA. Seychelles Islands.
May 8 Mwanga, the former king of
Uganda, Is dead. His death was caused by
the rupture of aneurism.
subscriptions to Transvaal Loan.
LONDON. May 8. It la underflow! tht
the Tranavaal loan has been subtcilbed for
BOILER MAKERS OLIT WORK
Ejmpathetio Strike Or.ered on Southern
Pacifio to Aid Unioa Paoio
LABOR DISTURBANCES IN OTHER PLACES
Meu Sow Oat Arc Firm and Hanka
Are Relnar Swelled ETery Day by
' , Others Who Are Demanu-
las Their Rlahla.
SAN FKANCISCO, May 8. -Tonight all
of the boiler makers of the Southern Pa
cific company west of El Paso and Og'lcn
and south ol Portland will quit wtk out
of sympathy for the minuets of their in
ternational union who havo iocii hating
trouble for the last six months with the
Union Pacific. The number of men Involved
Is about 4J0. The union machinists of the
Union Pacific ere alio '.long with the boiler
makers. The Southern Pacllic machinists
have not taken any action looking to a
Secretary Douglas of the local boiler
makers and one of the Union Pacific- strik
ers, says the press report Is erroncou.i,
that the Southern Pacific boiler makers
do not go out until Monday next at 10 a. m.
"That ou can depend on," said Mr. Dorg
Ins, "for It Is positively coriect. Their
strike has been delayed by the miscarriage
Volunteer Firemen May Quit.
6IOUX FALLS. S. D., May 8. (Special.)
The volunteer firemen of Lesterville are
preparing to strike, because of differences
with the town council as to the sum the
city shall contribute for the support of the
department. The firemen made application
for a certain sum per month, half of which
was offered as a compromise. The firemen
then held an Indignation meeting and again
sent in the same demand. If it is not com
plied With the firemen will resign In a
body and the town will be wlthotu a volun
teer fire department. 'An ultimatum has
been served on the council, giving It until
next Monday to decide.
Hill Expects no Strike.
ST. PAUL. May 8. In an Interview today
on the possibility of a strike on the Oreat
Northern, J. J. 11111 said:
If the men have voted to authorise a
strike, I can see no common ground on
which the matter can be turiiier arbi
trated. They will be obliged to accept the
consequences of any action they may de
Our information Is. however, that the
men are holding meetings for the express
purpose of opposing the demands ot the
committee. 1 am quite sure they do not
want to strike, if left to act us they would
of their own accord. The question is one
which does not affect the Great Northern
directly; ours Is not a double-header road,
less than 3 per cent of our freight mileago
! hnnrileil liv double-bonders, and this In
cludes the pushers, to which no opposition
lias lieen raised. About 1 per cent of the
men who would be culled upon to strike,
should the grand officers and men decide
to declare one. would he directly Interested
In the proposition they would go out to
vindicate. I don't think more than 1,500
would go out In any event.
The trouble was the subject of two con
ferences today. The road was represented
by J. J. Hill and General Superintendent
Slade. They went Into the offioe of Mr.
Ward. The other conference was held
In the Windsor hotel, those takiug part
being Messrs. Garretson, Newman, Miller
and Wooley, the latter two being the chair
men of the conductors' and trainmen's
committees respectively. Nothing was
given out by either side after the meeting.
The vote will not be officially canvassed
until Monday morning.
Building: Trade Strike Settled.
WHITE PLAINS, N. Y.. May 8.-The
strike of the men In the building trades
here has been adjusted. A compromise
has been reached providing that from now
on until November 1 the day shall consist
of eight hojrs at $3 per day and after
ward for a period of two years the hours
shall remain the same and the wages be
$3.:8. The men were receiving 12 73.
Snbwny Situation I nelianaed.
NEW YORK. May 8 There was no
change In the situation In the strike of the
15.000 excavators and rock men today. The
president of the union said that the sub
way men might submit the question of
hours to arbitration, but they would not
accept anything less than 82 a day. Work
was also at a standstill on most of the big
buildings a the result of the refusal of
the lumbermen snd brick dealers to send
out material until the teamster have modi
fied their demands.
Friends of George A. Kolb, busi
ness manager of the Marine En
gineers' association, who mysteriously
disappeared Monday, while trying to per
suade men to leave the vessels sgainst
which his union had declared a strike, are
now convinced that he has been kidnapped
and stowed away in the hold of an outgoing
At a mass meeting held today of
tho Brooklyn builders and contractors a
movement was Inaugurated for a struggle
between unions and employers In the build
ing trades. An organisation was effected
under the name of the "Builders' Pro
tective Association of Brooklyn, and a
committee was appointed to confer with
similar associations in Manhattan and the
The chairman of the meeting explained
its object, and said: "W will not glvo
In to the demands of labor agitators under
any circumstances. Whatever wages are
now being paid our employes will stand and
will not be lifted. We propose to fight
to a finish and if necessary will cause a
complete tteup of all building operations
until we win. '
Buffalo Tailors Oat.
BUFFALO, N. Y.. May 8 The strike of
Journeymen tailors for an Increase of
wages, which waa In progress In this city
for nine months, was declared off today
Telegraphers Invoke Law.
ST. LOUIS. May 8. The Commercial
Telegraphers' union today filed a petition
in the United States district court asking
Judge Adams to Issue an injunction re
straining the Western Union Telegraph
company from discharging men belonging
to the union.
Fatal Riot at Greenwich.
GREENWICH. Conn.. May 8.-Durlng a
strike row today a striking Italian laborer
was shot to death by one of his fellow
countrymen, who was attacked by a num
ber of strikers In an effort to Induce him
to quit work. The man who did the shoot
ing and six othr were arrested.
Uell Telephone Men Oat.
CINCINNATI. May 8.-A11 the linemen,
foremen, Inspectors and conduit men of the
local Bell Telephone company struck today
fnr an Inrreuse tn wnffa. The mHnuir.r of!
th. company. Mr. Bayard K.lgour. declined
to treat with a committee of the union to
which the men belonged, but said he would
treut with the men Individually as em
ployes snd would pay wagt-a according to
ihe stale in such cities and towns. This
answer was unsatisfactory. The manager
(Continued on Second Page.;
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Saturday snd
Sunday; Colder tJaturtlay lu. North and
Temperature at Oniahs yesterday!
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LIEUTENANT AGAIN IN TOILS
Comrades Pay Bills Without Savlasi
Friend, Who Mast Stand
KANSAS CITY. May 8. Lieutenant John
F. McCarthy, Nineteenth Infantry, waa ar
rested last night and taken to Fort Leaven
worth by soldiers. He Is at the post under
arrest awaiting court-martial. It was sup
posed by his fellow officers when they paid
local merchants' bills, who caused his ar
rest on criminal charges, that McCarthy's
resignation would be accepted.
WASHINGTON. May 8. Secretary Root
has accepted the reflgnlatlon of First Lieu
tenant Charles P. Faulkner of the E'.ghth
Infantry, Indorsing his action "for the god
of the service." Faulkner, while serving
In Alaska, wan charged with misappropriat
ing funds belonging to enlisted men. The
money losses were made good by the young
man's father, former Senator Faulkner of
West Virginia. Leniency was shown be
cause of the good record, of the officer In
The secretary also has ordered a court
martial to try Lieutenant J. F. McCarthy
of the Nineteenth infantry, who Is charged
with duplicating his pay accounts and who
tendered his resignation.
DENVER BUILDING COLLAPSES
Prop Fnll From Vnder Store Be-
ins Repaired and Maay
DENVER, May 8. The building at 1510-14
Laramer street, occupied by Mlchaelson
Bros, as a clothing store, with a rooming
house on the second floor, collapsed tonight.
Several persons were injured, but so far
as known no one waa killed. The most
seriously Injured are:
Mrs. Thomas McKernon, Injured Intern
ally, may die
E. E. Doane. Florence, Colo., right leg
broken, scalp wounds.
Thomas McKernon, cut about the head.
George Heberlin, Florence, Colo., scalp
The building was being remodeled and
the temporary supports were not properly
NEW MASONIC BODY FOR OMAHA
Charter Granted lor Chapter of Red
Knla-hts of Constan
tino.. vtr.nrnA in.. Mv . dsnecial Telegram.)
At the meeting, here- fodny of the In-
penal wraiiu v uunt.ii, j.,.w n r, . . v. - " -
slantlne, western Masonic Jurisdiction,
charter was granted for a conclave at
Omaha. Charters were also granted for
conclaves at St. Joseph, Mo., and Joplln,
Mo. Officers for the ensuing year were
elected and the convention closed this even
Ing with a banquet for visiting delegates.
The follow'ng officers were elected: T.
W. Hugo of .Duluth, grand sovereign;
Robert M. Johnson of Chicago, grand vice
roy; Frank P. Sargeant of Peoria, grand
COURT GIVES ROOSEVELT CASH
Pennsylvania Railroad Losea Fifteen
Year Salt Waited by Preal
dent and Family.
CHICAGO, May 8. The Roosevelt heirs,
which Include the president and William
E. and James C, his cousins, were
awarded 842,426 today In the condemna
tion suit brought by the Pennsylvania rail
road Involving a strip of land 400 feet long
In Stewart avenue. The decision marks the
close of litigation which ha been waged
for fifteen years for possession of the
property on which a section of the railroad
track Is laid.
Contempt proceedings are still pending
because of the company' refusal to tear
up It tracks and vacate the premise.
BACK HAS SAFE PLURALITY
tl Canvaaa Shows His Margla
OTer Stnht to Be Nine
The canvass of the votes of the city elec
tion of May 8 was completed by the city
council last evening. While there were
some slight changes In the count the actual
results are as first reported. Back plu
rallty over Btuht for councilman from the
First ward Is shown to be 18 by the offl
EARTH SHAKES IN COLORADO
First Shock In Years Strikes West
era Slope, Lasting; Several
GRAND JUNCTION Colo., May 8. A
distinct earthquake shock waa felt In th
Grand valley between 12:30 and 1:30 thl
morning. The shock lasted several second
and seemed to travel from th northwest
to east and southeast.
This is the first slesmlo disturbance on
the western slope In many years.
Movements of Oceaa Vessel May S,
At New York Arrived Mongolian, from
Glasgow; r uersr nismarca, rrom H im
burg. Sailed Menominee, for London
I'vmrle for Liverpool.
At Aniwerp Arrived Klngstonian, from
At Liverpool Arrived Pretorlan, from
St. John, N B, and Hallfix; Auranl.i
from New York: Celtic, from New York
Balled Bohemian, for Boston; Cedrle, for
New York, via yueeniown.
At Boston Arrived New England, from
Liverpool and yueenstown.
At CherbourK Fa!l-d Auguate Victoria,
from Hamburg and Southampton, for New
At Naple Arrived Vancouver. frm
Boston, via St. Michaels and Gibraltar, fo
Genoa. Sailed Gera. from Genoa, for New
York, via Palermo
At Ushant Pushed Isls. from San Fran
Cisco, via Valp'i-a'KT em Montevideo, vi
Bt Vincent. C. V.. for Hamburg.
At Movllle Balled Furn4.la, from Glas
gow, for New York; Tunisian, from Liver
ljool. for Montreal
L1rT for XTo811-1' flWer
At Wro llrad Psised Ultonia. from
Boston, for uueens.owu snl Llverpol
t'arnpinla. from New York, for Queens
town and Liverpool.
At the I II rd Pnsed La Gacogna.
from New York, for Havre; Kynd-im. from
New York, for Rotterdam.
At Plymouth Arrived Blucher, from
New York, for Cherbourg and Hamburg,
TRUCE FOR CAPITAL AND LABOR fORCES
Both Sides to Appoint Committees to Mst
PEACE TO PREVAIL IN THE MEANTIME
lan for Amioabla Settlement is Considered
to Be Under Way.
BOARD OF ARBITRATION IS PROBABLE
Labor Bspreaenutives Want Governor to
HIS" EXCELLENCY PROMISES TO DO SO
Prealdent Martin Hays He Feels Sore
That Business Men's Association
Will Agree to Plan for
To the Cltlxens-of Omaha: Having been
Invited by the mayor of your city and the
sheriff of your county yesterday to come
to your city tor tho purpose of conferring
run them and others to am in arriving at
n amicable settlement of the labor trou
bles in which your city is now Involved, 1
met with the Business Men's sssoclatlon
last, evening and heard their discussion re
lating to the matter and was enabled to
get some Information as to their attitude
nd complaint, and this afternoon at tho
Millard hotel I met a delegation represent
ing the labor unions as previously ar
ranged, and on Invitation to myself and pathetic communication with developments
mayor, and discussed with them their com- I . h hr... ,hllt mttera mav be brouaht
plaints and attitudes In relation to the sit- ln lne noje 'nul, m"r" mar D0 orougnt
uatlon. to a speedy termination.
After this brief and fair consideration on I Governor Mickey and Adjutant General
my part with both sides. I asked that the i c , spent a large part of yesterday
labor unions appoint a committee of seven , . , ... ... . .. ..
and the Business Men's association a com- morning driving through the strike dls
nilttee of like number to meet me on Mon-jtrlcls, studying the situation. They both
d?,y, eY,en.lnR', 5,ay J1, at 8 p' m' at. V? expressed great surprise and satisfaction
M Hard hotel for the purpose ot mutually . . 7 , ..
considering the matters In controversy and ' the quiet and orderly condition prevall-
arriving at an amicable settlement to all
interested. JOHN H. MICKEY,
Omaha, May 8.
A virtual truce was yesterday established
between the 2,700 strikers and their employ
era In Omaha. Pending Its dissolution a
board of arbitration Is to be appointed by
Governor Mickey to assume the task of
settling the strike. When thl board takes
up It work it is hoped the strikers will
return to their labors and await the out
come. Each side to the controversy Is to
appoint a committee of seven to meet the
governor here Monday night and arrange
for a final basis of settlement.
Heaalt of Conferences.
This progress In the labor situation waa
accomplished aa the result of the gov
ernor's meetings Thursday night and yes
terday with the Business Men's association
and the strikers. Thursday night at Bchlits
hall he heard the side of the business men
and at the suggestion of and with the
mayor he met thirteen representatives of
the unions Involved In the strike and oth
er yesterday afternoon In his room at
the Millard hotel. At this meeting the plan
of arbitration by a board to be named by
the governor was agreed to by the strikers
and lattr by representatives of the em
ployers. The governor returned to Lincoln
at 4:10. Just before leaving he said to the
There are certain feature of the sit
uation ercouraglng for a settlement, but
there are some that are not so encouraging.
We can at least feel satisfied that the sit
uation Is peaceful, and that Is a good dea'..
The contentions between the employers
and their employes are grave In character
and will have to be seriously considered
and soberly dealt with. Neither side must
expect a settlement without some yielding.
Each must look at the case from the other's
standpoint If we would get the best re
sults. It Is no time for contrary conduct.
What we want to do Is to get the best re
sults ln the shortest time. The city Is suf
fering f-om the present state of affairs.
I believe If a commission is appointed that
Is satisfactory to both sides a satisfactory
settlement ought to be made."
Hepreeentatlve of Labor.
Those who met the governor yesterday at
the Millard hotel were: T. F. Stures of,
the Typographical union; L. V. Guye,
chairman of tne Central Labor union arbi
tration committee; J. E. Crews, business
agent of the team drivers; Thomas A. Cole.
man, first vice president of the liiiem.
ttonal body of teamsters, from St. Louis;
H. C. Stevenson, business agent of the
Building Trades' council; Oscar Nast,
president of the Longshoreman and Frelghl
Handlers' union; W. H. Moore, president of
the Hod Carriers' union; Gaorge M. Miles,
president of the Carpenters' union; C. E.
Hart, business agent of the Waiters' union;
W. H. Bell, president of Ctntral Labor
union; John Barth, business agent of the
Meat Cutters' union, and James A. Brad
ford, Its secretary, and H. G. Smith, presi
dent of the Street Car men's union.
From this conference the governor, with
Mayor Moores, proceeded In a carriage to
the office of Euclid Martin, president of th -
Business Men s sssoclatlon, where a brief
conference was held. Mr. Martin, whll'j
not speaking for the entire association.
told the governor and the mayor that he
felt certain the plan of arbitration would
meet the approval of that body and that It
would appoint a committee o confer with
the governor and the unions commute.
Goveraor Caasents to Appoint.
No one union man acted aa spokesman at
the conference with the governor, but all
had a free say. The situation was thor
oughly gone Into and when the union men
became reticent In offering suggestions or
advancing information the governor
prodded them with questions tending to
bring out all the available facts. The mayoi
was of much assistance In this direction.
It was the prime object of the labor leid
ers to have the governor do the appointing
of the arbitration commission, but the gov
ernor at first thought best to leave this to
other powers. However, he finally yielded
to the urgent solicitations of the union men
and agreed that he would name the board
that should undertake this difficult task. It
was the governor's earnest denlre that all
the strikers should return to their work a
soon as this arbitration commission was
appointed and began its work. It Is be
lleved the strikers will agree to this pro
vision. Euclid Martin, president of the Business
Men's association, was seen at his office at
Parlin, Orendorf & Martin's, at Ninth and
Jones streets, after he had met the gov
ernor subquent to the strike conference and
"I told the governor I could not speak
fully for the association, but I thought I
could give him assurance enough that the
association would readily agree to the plan
devised and agreed to by the strikers We
are always ready and glad to appoint con
ference committees and enter Into any plan
of arbitration. We would like very well
Indeed to have this controversy settled and
will do all that Is required of us to bring
about a settlement."
Outlook la EneanraslnaT.
General delight 1 felt over the progress
STRIKE NEWSjOltEO DJWN
Labor reprewntntlvps atil prosl
deut of tho Hiislm'ss Men's asso
ciation njrt'e to enrh appoint a
committee of seven to meet i!ov
eruor Mickey Monday night for the
purpose of ninklug plHtia for tho
o mil-able settleiueut of the strike.
At the behest of labor representa
tives liovernor Mickey promises to
appoint a board of arbitration if
that scheme Is adopted at Monday
Transfer companies announce
that they will beKlu operations
Moudny morning with nonunion
teamsters, and rumor is that each
wniton will have four special
Mayor Moores permits the sa
loous to reopen upou securing
promises from the Liquor Dealers'
association to assist lu the main
tenance of good order and to close
again when the emergency arises.
Several restaurants will reopen
today with nonunion help.
toward peace and harmony and the pros
pects of bringing to an end the turmoil be
tween employers and employes In Omaha
which has so seriously effected nearly. If
not every, line of business In the city. Not
only are the contending factions watching
every move with the most intense interest,
but the entire city is keeping In y in-
Ing. General Culver, after his Investlga
"Certainly there Is no need for any troops
at this stage of the game. The police and
county officers are fully equal to the occa
sion, which Is not much. If any, out of the
ordinary. However, we shall hold our
selves In readiness to move on a moment's
notice should any emergency arise."
IMPROVEMENT IN THE BLUFFS
One Contractor Settles with Mason
Tender and the Team
sters, Th strike situation In Council Bluffs
took n turn for the better yesterday and
Indications are favorable for a settlement
of the differences now existing between
the mason tenders and teamsters and the
contractors. There were no disturbances
or repetition of the troubles of Thursday.
The prompt and effective measures taken
by Mayor Morgan Thursday snd the efforts
of the better element of the striker to
prevent the commission of any overt acts
had a quieting effect snd yesterday passed
without' a single Incident calling for the
Interference of the authorities.
As a result of a compromise settlement
being effected between Contractor John P.
Weaver and th striking mason tenders
and teamsters, work was resumed on the
McAtee building on South Main street.
Mr. Weaver ha been paying his mason
tenders 17H and 20 cents au hour. They
demanded 22 and 26 cents. Under the
agreement reached late Thursday night
Mr. Weaver will pay 20 and 224 cents an
hour to the mason tenders. The agreement
with the teamsters provides for dividing
the city ln two districts. In which team
sters hauling brick shall receive 60 cents
snd 75 cents per 1,000, and outsldo of these
districts there, shall be- an additional 1
cent per 1,000 for each block the load Is
The cases of the men arrested Thursday
charged with taking part In the disturb
ance on South Main street were transferred
yesterday from the police court to the
court of Justice Ouren, where the informa
tions had been filed. The hearing was
continued by Justice Ouren to May 14.
O. D. Talbot, tlio Omaha driver arrested
Thursday on a charge of carrying con
cealed weapons, was discharged In police
court yesterday, no Information having
been filed against him.
Business Agent Raabe of the Trades and
Labor assembly and representatives of the
two striking unions called on Mayor Mor
gan yesterday morning and assured him
they would do all In their power to prevent
any disturbance. The conference was a
most friendly one and Mayor Morgan
thanked the delegation for Its assurance
of assistance ln preserving the peace. At
the same time the mayor Informed the
delegation ' that as chief magistrate of tho
city he would not permit the repetition of
the scenes of Thursday, and that if neces
sary he would appoint loo policemen to
preserve order. So long as the strikers
refrained from committing any overt act,
Mayor Morgan told the delegation, the
police would not Interfere with the strikers.
The teamsters at the II. A. Quln and the
Bluff City lumber yards walked out yes
terday afternoon. There Is no dispute as
to wages, but Mr. Quln and E. II. Doollttle
of the Bluff City Lumber company refused
to sign the agreement to employ none but
union men. At the Hafer lumber yards
the teamsters are all nonunion men.
LABOR AGENCIES OVERTAXED
I'aabl to Supply Large Number
Men Wanted for Rail,
Omaha labor agencies are threatened with
a serious shortage of laborers this spring.
Though they have sent out this year be
tween 25,000 and 80,000 laborers, most of
whom were destined to work on railroads,
the demand continues and the men are not
forthcoming in sufficient numbers to sat
Increased railroad construction In Iowa,
Nebraska and Wyoming and the building
of the Moffat line through Colorado and
Utah has been a great strain on the re
sources of Omaha as a labor center. Three
years ago the railroads tributary to Omaha
began a series of Improvements and ex
tensions that required a large number of
men and Omaha was looked to to furnish
them. Laborers from the smaller towns and
the country drifting here were gathered up
and sent out In the employ of the rail
roads. From Chicago and the east railroad
laborers drifted out here, because of the
better wages offered and the chances that
they thought were better In a new coun
try. This made Omaha a rival of Minne
apolis and Kansas City In railroad labor
Conservative estimate of the number
of men that Omaha could still use, this
spring range from 8,onO to lO.Ofti, but there
is little likelihood of their forthcoming.
Probably not more than one-half of the
numtr will be furnished by the local
agents snd so the railroads will have to go
begging for th remainder.
Transfer Men Prepare to Eeiame Operations
THEY MAY EMPLOY NONUNION DRIVERS
Story it That Four Guards Will Acoom
panj Each Wagon.
UNION LABOR MAKES PUBLIC STATEMENT
Contends That Basinet Men Mean War 0a
MAYOR ALLOWS THE SALOONS TO REOPEN
Llqaor Dealera Associating Promt
to Assist Authorities In the
Preservation of Good Or
der la the City.
Monday is now the day set by the trans
fer companies for the resumption of active
operations. It Is announced on what seems
to be reliable authority that the managers
of the transfer companies expect to hav
100 nonunion drivers from Chicago here on
that day. the men to be furnished them hv
employment agencies. These drivers will
be brought to Omaha between now and
Monday and will be ready to take up tho
work of hauling goods on that morning.
One of the incidental accompaniments of
the story seems to cast some discredit
upon it. From the same source comes the
report that each team, when It leaves the
barn, Is to be accompanied by four guards.
These guards are to be furnished by a
detective agency, and to evade the statute
which prohibits tho Importation of such
men, they ar to be brought here aa Indi
viduals, and then deputised by Sheriff
Power. Managers of the transfer com
panies decline to give out any information
as to their plans, but admit that they ar
making arrangements to resume work.
Sheriff Power jesterday swore in sixty
deputy sheriffs, to co-operate with th
police force during the time of the strike.
Team Drivers President Cornea,
N. W. Evans of Detroit, general presi
dent of the Team Drivers' International
union, peached Omaha lust night from the
east at 11:10 and will remain In the city
until after the strike has been settled. Mr.
Evans did not care to say anything about
the local situation until after he had be
come a little, better informed on the exact
conditions. He was met at the depot by
President Crews of th local union and
other representative ot the drivers, and
taken to hi hotel. He will be ln close
consultation with the leader thl morning,
posting himself a to details, and will be
active 1 connection with affair from thl
time on. Mr. Evan bring word of en
couragement to the locked -out men from
their brother in th east.
Address From th laloa. ,
The labor Mnloiia of Omaha hav adopted
the following address' to the public, explain
ing their attitude lu th present crisis;
a.u tne cnittoi. ui omaha. and V lciiiii.y; .
d. cusia cuii.iuu.du.
a tumuuiuuu.1 ot ioerchants and manu
fautuieia bl liuiloiiui tcia aud ot unii,,,
lieu iiiiaucml meai.B is ivprtuenluu ill uu .
iu ol uiuutia. lit wuut ui iimwu as ln
xualneas iueu a association.
'Ilia primary oujeel ol this association
thiouguout tue united btaies is tne uu
su uciiun of oigainaua tabor. To prove tin
Wo auuiiat the louowma lacts:
uliuuti ul inia ubsouiaiion hav re
fuaeu to sell raw material to Arm that
lucofcinsa organized labor.
a i the expiration ol Hie contract with
labor unloub niuy have uiiltormly refuaeu
to renew those coiiiraiiaf insofar a the
same recognize the union. Tney have boen,
in Homo instances, wining to pay a higher
scale tliun that now in lorce upon condi
tion that ull recognition of the union be
eliminated from tne contract. Upon this
point, ana tins alone, tney nav pretended
to be ready to arbitrate; but since the
recognition of the union is the basic prin
ciple of its organisation, such can never
fitly be a subject for arbitration, any more
than could the right of the American re
public to exist us a separate and distinct
nation be a subject for arbitration ln anv
contest with a foreign power. We stand
ready at any time to arbitrate any ques
tion of wages, hours or other trade regula
tions, but our right to organise and deal
with business Anns us a compact union on
behalf of our individual members never.
They have sought to force upon us con
ditions that might cause excuse for th
bringing In of the militia and federul
troops in order to excite publlo sympathy.
On our part we have counseled and
forced upon our membership strict com
pliance with law and order, and we stand
ready to prosecute any one, either our
members or otherwise, who Incites vlolenne
or destroys property. We hold that any
one who counsels or commits violence is
our worst enemy.
V e are not trying to "run" the business
of our employe. We sre trying to pre
vent them from running ours.
The question of how much psy a toller
shall receive for his labor Is the business
of him who sells It to decide, and not of
him who buys It.
It Is In violation of this principle that
the Business Men's sssoclatlon seeks to
disorganize union labor. Its purpose in
disorganizing us is to reduce the Individual
toller to a condition of dependence. In or
der that he may be compelled to submit
to such terms as the employer may Im
pose. Pretending to recognise the right of
tollers to organise, members of this ssso
clatlon persistently refuse to renognlse th
orranizntlon. To organise without the
right of enforcing recognition would be as
much a farce as for a court of Justine to
surrender Its Jurisdiction and then attempt
to enforce Its decree.
These are the points that we desire to
Impress upon you, citizens of Omaha and
vicinity. If you ran view with compla
cency sn arrest of the development of our
fair community; If von iieslre to check tb
growth of our population- If you would
welcome the Importation l"to your mMt
of cheap nnd disorganized mobs r.f i.
borers, snd If vou ran witness without
alarm the deterlnrnttnn In value f all t
prnnertv of Omaha, and the mln of ta
reputstlon snd rredlt. then support the
proposition of the Business Men's sssocla
tlon to dlsrunt oreanlzed labor.
Believing In the righteousness and the
Instlce of our muse, snd lavlne- honndle
faith In the sense of fair plav of the r.ent
of this rommunlty, we humbly await your
Saloon are Reopened.
Mayor Moore gave verbal orders
to Chief of police Donahue at 4:30 to notify
all saloonkeepers that they would be al
lowed to open their places at 5 o'clock and
continue open as long as general peace and
good order Is maintained In the city.
This derision was reached by the mayor
after the truce had been declared at th
Millard hotel and a committee from the
Omaha Retail Liquor Dealers' association
had conferred with him and made certain
stipulations on behalf of the organization
provided saloons were permitted to open
The liquor dealers' association Includes
by Its membership nearly every saloon
keeper In the city, and yesterday afternoon
held a meeting which was attended by 200
members. They sent a committee composed
of Mess-B. Stephan, Tuthlll, Cackley, Oblat
gard, Her and Wiley to rrqueat the mayor
to revoke the closing order which has op
crated since Tuesdsy at midnight.
These obligation were agreed to by th
First If deemed expedient by th mayor
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