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The Omaha Daily Bee.
Ei-PrajMeit Lead an Ideal Eetired Life
at Hit Homa in Princeton.
GRACIOUSLY RECEIVES CORRESPONDENTS
Talks Free'y ca Erary Buhjeot Until Party
Politioi are Broaohtd.
THEN BECOMES AS SPHYNIXLIKE AS EVER
Likely to Follow Prewdant of Tilden is Re
tard to the Nomination.
HIS INFLUENCE MAY MAKE THE LEADER
Belief la ICxpreased That Ei-Pril.
deal rarort tor Gorman
! Staadard Bears of
(From a Staff, Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Way lu.-Special.)-Four
weeks ago a number o Washington
oowapaper correspondents want to Prince
ton. N. J., to attend the funeral of one
of their associates. They took the occa
sion to iit Grover Cleveland. The ex
presldent of tha United Stites lives In an
old-fashioned house surrounded by largt
ground filled wlui handsome trees, and he
has evidently everything to make a.i
American gentleman nappy. Hia culldreu
are tha Ufa of the place. There are evi
dences of them everywhere. Bicycles ob
struct the pathway leading to the lront
door, docalcomanle pictures are scattered
about the living room, while children's
clothing and children's toys are in evidence
All of the six men who called on Mr.
Cleveland on April I last knew him In
Washington, but not one of the hilf
dozen ever found him In so affable a mood.
He actually seemed glad to see the men
who at one time found difficulty In gettlne
near him when business required them to
do so. Ha talked of public and prlva a
affairs for half an hour "and he left the
Impression upon each one of his callers
thut he IS thoroughly contented with the
conditions which surround him and that he
really does find life "one long, swsot
Ten days' ago this same party with tha
addition of nearly 105 others sat at a ban
quet table In fit. Louis during the dedica
tory ceremonies of the Louisiana Pur
chase exposition, when Mr. Cleveland was
the guest of honor. They had previously
heard Hon. Thomas Carter Introduce him
to an audience of nearly 60.000 people aa
tha most distinguished private cltlsen in
the world. They had witnessed the ova
tion which had been accorded to him
whenever ha appeared In pub:lo in the
metropolis of Missouri. They had reason
to ' suppose that he was contented with
himself and all the world, and they were
prepared In consequence to hear from his
lips soma pleasant utterances on the oc
casion, of the. banquet. But they were not
prepared 'for .the-epeech thafwas forth
coming. Every line of It was humorous
and witty. The ex-president took the oc
casion to pay some compliments to his old
time friends and enemies In tha news
paper fraternity. He was good-natured la
the extreme. Koch period was punctuated
with applause and altogether Qrover
Cleveland, tha most distinguished private
citizen In tha world, won' the hearts of
all his hearers.
M. CleYelaad Still Spblnsllka.
On neither of these occasions did the ex
prealdant Indicate by the slightest hint
that ha had any ambition whatever to
again occupy the presidential chair. On
tha contrary the impression left In the
mind of each of his visitors at Princeton
and of each of those whom he visited In
St. Louis was that he has no Intention
whatever of permitting hts name to be
used as a candidate for the presidential
nomination In the democratio convention to
be held next year. s
Qrover Cleveland has been talked of as
a, possibility, even a probability, in most
of the states In the union during the past
few weeks. His speech on the negro ques
tion, the ovations which re received In St.
Louis, and every sentiment which he has
uttered In public for some time past, him
combined to bring his name' more forcibly
before the country as a candidate than
tha utterances of any .other man since the
days of Samuel J. Tilden. Those who know
him best believe that it is his purpose and
Intention to emulate the example' of the
"sage of Qreystone." It will be recalled
that Tilden refused the nomination In 18S0
and positively declined to allow his name
to be used In the convention of 18S4. But
it was to Samuel J. Tilden more than to
any other one man that Grover Cleveland
owed his nomination in the latter year.
Grover Cleveland today unquestionably de
al rea to control tha democratic national con
vention of 1904 in so far as he wishes to
elect a man for the nomination who will
represent within himself the antithesis of
everything that William Jennings Bryan
stands for. The best posted men In the
democratio party In this section o the
country believe that Cleveland will prefer
Gorman. New Er.glanders on the other
hand are hopeful that he will cast his
mantle upon the shoulders of Richard
Olney. But the west at least the west
which wss represented In St. Louis last
week Is disposed to regard David R.
Francis, the head and fropt of this St.
Louis exposition, ss the "heir-apparent"
to the strength which Mr. Cleveland, will
develop within the next few months.
Activity of David Francis.
Mr. Cleveland was the guest of Mr.
Francis during his brief stay In St. Louis.
Mr. Francis succeeded In getting the ex
position postponed from 1903 until 1901. Mr.
Francis la attempting at this very moment
to secure the democratic convention of
next year for the city of St. Louis, and
although his own campaign for the nom
ination Is being conducted In a very quiet
way it Is very well known that he has deep
sealed hopes thbt the combination of a
world's fair and a national convention, to
gether with the friendship of the "most
distinguished private cltlsen in the world,"
will lead enough over his adversaries to In
sure his nomination. Mr. Francis has al
ways affiliated himself with the so-called
"Cleveland wing" of the democratio party
rather than with the followers of Bryan.
And yet he has been so shrewd and so
diplomatic in his political conduct that ha
has avoided antagonising either element.
Ills nomination would unquestionably be
entirely acceptable to the democrats of tha
east. It would be pleasing to the south,
and it will not be antagonised by the west.
If, therefore. Mr. Cleveland, who has so
lecently developed strength as a demo
cratic leader, should decide to ask his fol
lowers to support David R. Francis tha
chances are that the Louisiana Purchase
exposition will not b without political re
sults even though it may not prove the
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
USE 19, 1871.
AMERICA. MUST BUILD CANAL
Colombian Senator Points Out That
Otherwise It Will Sot Be
PANAMA, May 10.-Oern.rd Pulecio. a
prominent member of the conservatl
party, discusses the cmal question In a
recent Isstio of the Correo Naclonal, pub
lished nt Bogota. H-ays Cie renewal of
the canal concesslor d by President
San Clemen te Is ''A government
having constitutional t ' . take this
step. No company or Eu overn
ment Is willing to risk tiny !,. ' the
canal venture after tho De Lessee
says Senor Pulecio. therefore the
States only can undertake the construe,
of the canal with chances of success.
Colombia never enjoyed effective sover
eignty on the Isthmus because tlje United
States landed troops there whenever It
wanted to and even denied Colombians the
"Innocent right to kill each other." still
In the canal treaty Colombian sovereignty
on the isthmus should be distinctly recog
nised, argues Senor Pulecio, not only to
colm the nerves of the apprehensive
patriots but because Colombia may within
100 or 2C0 years develop into a strong na
tion and be able to recover sovereignty
on the isthmus. Senor Pulecio says noth
ing against police control of mixed tri
bunals on the Isthmus so long as Colombian
laws prevail. He says as Colombia labors
under a load of 650,000,000 pesos of paper
money the present generation and Its de
scendants must be saved. He advocates
the following plan: "The United States
to pay Colombia for the canal concession
the sum of 25,000,COO without discount,
concession or reduction and Il.OOO.COO yearly
for the canal sone. Colombia to be free
of any claims which may arise ngalnst the
canal company. The United States Is to
recognize the sovereignty of Colombia on
the isthmus." The other conditions put
down by Senor Pulecio are the same as
have been specified In the treaty.
PANAMA, May 10. The convocation of
the Colombian congress for June 20 Is be
lieved by those acquainted with govern
ment affairs to mean that President Mar
roquln Is confident of having sufficient sup
port to assure the approval of the canal
Senator Oxaldla has Just published a
strongly worded accusation of Generals
Herrera and Perras for tha part they took
ss leaders in the last revolution.
PERSHING SETTLES MOROS
Experiences No Trouble After the
Battlo on Shore of Lake
- MANILA, May 10. Captain Pershing and
his column have returned to Camp Vicars,
Mindanao, from the expedition through the
country east of Lake Lanao. The column
experienced no opposition after the fighting
at Taraca. The prisoners captured at Tar
aca took the oath of allegiance to the
United States and were released. Among
the Moros killed In the Taraca forts were
nine dattos and one sultan. The moral ef
fect of this fight has been far-reaching and
It Is doubtful If there will be any further
hostility in the Lake Lanao country.
Captain Pershing estimates the popula
tion of Taraca at 30,000, and that of the
district at 100,000. He says the" population
of the Lake Lanao district has been under
' Four natives have been found guilty of
the murder of three American marines nt
Olangapo, Sublg Bay, last September, and
have . been sentenced to death. . ' .
The ladrone situation seems to have been
materially improved. In Albay province It
is still unsatisfactory, but the other dis
tricts which recently have been disturbed
are quieter. ... ,
PLAGUE INFECTS TWO PORTS
Ecuador Taking; Steps to Stop the
Spread of the Con
tagion. GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, May 10. Callao
and Pisco, Peru, have been officially de
clared Infected with the bubonic plague.
The banks and business houses of Guaya
quil are subscribing funds for the purpose
of cleaning the city. The Cosmos tin
steamers, Herodot and Sesostrls, from
soutnern porta, will be refused admittance
here. Ecuadorean troops have been sta
tioned on the Peruvian frontier to stop
communication. The Board of Health , at
Payta, Peru, has closed that port to ves
sels. The Municipal Council and the Board of
Health at Guayaquil are in session to dis
cuss steps against the Introduction of the
plague. The Cosmos line steamer Totmos
now in this port, will not be sllowed to dis
charge its cargo as it brings flour from
ITO DROPS HINTS OF TROUBLE
Starnlncant Remark Dropped by the
Le-dlaa; Statesman of
LONDON. Mav 10 Whits. orfH. vi.
party last rriday concerning Manchuria,
says tho Toklo correspondent of the Dally
Mall, in a dispatch. Marquis Ito hinted
that there was trouble ahead.
YOKOHAMA. May lO.-Alarmlng and con
flleting rumors sre heard h
the Russian concentration of troops me
nacing w i-nwang and Korea. y
It Is said that Japan Is Indignant at
Russia's bad faith and will firmly main
tain its treaty rights.
t'r.Te China to Resist.
SHANGHAI. Mav 10. Am . ....i.
" t DM I L 1 L
patriotic meetings called because of the
BmiMiion in jiinnrnuna tne viceroys and
governors have telegraphed the grand coun
cil at Peking urging the Chinese govern
ment to resist foreign aggression.
Short In Ice Acconnta.
MANILA, May lO.-Albert Roberts, cash
ler of tho government lea ni.nt k . i
been afrested on the charge of embezzle
ment, tils accounts have been found to
be 14.000 short.
Resn we Quarantine of Transport.
MANILA. May 10.The ouarantine of
transports bound for San Francisco has
been resumed on account of the cholera.
The epidemic Is making slight gains In
Tribesmen are Defeated.
TANGIER. Morocco. May 10. News has
reached here from Tetuan that the tribes
men have suffered defeat at the hands of
Flasmaa Finds Bis;. Cheek.
T, . I I 11' , f .
nsnnni, n . I ai t v in. It bee 1 m
known today that Pattlck Moore, a Aa-
...... ... m miiwim avenue mus
ing of the Pennsyl vnla. found on Wednes-
linv m i'H.i' li f,,,. fi rtv, -.1.1.L .
- - i l. . -" nunerei out
or a window of the i ong Branch exrrea. ai
It parsed through hers. Th- check was
dr-iwn on the Merch int Kat'onil hank of
Chicago in favor of Mrs I m hell i 8 eu-rt
but the nmne of the make- was undeci
pherable. The check was turnei over Inti
the lost property department of tha rail
IOWA IDEA PROVES TAKING
Eepcrt That President Roo -eTelt aad Gum
mina are of One Mind.
SLIGHT CHANGE IN VERBIAGE OF PLATFORM
Senator Allison Said to Hare Been
Delegated the Task of Bringing
Over Rest of the lovrn
CHICAGO. May 10. A special to the
Jcord-Herald from Sioux City, la., says:
.resident Roosevelt, Senator Allison and
Governor Cummins have agreed on the
tariff plank of the renubllcan national
platform of 1904. If they succeed In their
purpose the tariff reform Idea advocated
by Governor Cummins will be emhnriled in
that platform In general though not specl-
The Words "shelter fnr
caused the chief opposition to the Iowa
piauorms or the last two years because
by Implication thev mrit that to rlfT
might afford shelter to monopoly, will be
eliminated. Dut the word "monopoly" will
be used In almost the same sense.
Governor Cummins recently visited
Washington to consult with President
Roosevelt upon the latter's Invitation. Dur
ing the president's trip through Iowa the
governor was closeted with him for twelve
hours in his private office on the special
train. Governor Cummins presented to the
president a letter from Mr. Allison In
which the senator outlined to him the re
sult of two conferences between Messrs.
Cummins and Allison. The president
nearuiy approved the program therein
This program in brief was that the Iowa
platform to be adopted at the state conven
tion to be held July 1 should be modified In
the manner outlined above, and that Gov
ernor Cummins' previously expressed de
termination that this plank be Incorporated
in the next national platform should have
their Joint support. They agreed that Gov
ernor Cummins' views had been misinter
preted and maliciously misrepresented and
that they were substantially those of
Roosevelt and Allison.
Terms of "Iowa" Plank.
The "Iowa Idea," fathered by Cummins,
which appeared In the two last republican
state platforms, Is as follows:
We stand by the historic policy of the
republican party In giving protection to
home industries and point for Its ample
vindication to the extraordinary rapidity
with which our national resources have
been developed end our Industrial and finan
cial Independence secured. We favor such
changes In the tarlfT from time to time as
become advisable through the progress of
our industries and their changing rela
tions to the commerce of the world. We
Indorse the policy of reciprocity as the
natural complement of protection and urge
Its development as necessary to the realisa
tion of our highest commercial possibilities.
" .fa,vt'r Rnv modification of tho tariff
schedules thst may be required to prevent
their affording a shelter to monopoly.
Vlewa of Cnmmlna.
At the Washington conference the presi
dent sought to ascertain exactly the ortho
doxy of Cummins' principles. It was then
dlaodvered that tha president and the, wu.
emor could practically- agree by utilizing
the republican national, platform of 189,
adopted at the 8t. Louis convention. Gov
ernor Cummins declared that the St. Louis
declaration was as radical as he ever
thought of advocating.
Senator Allison was then approached as
the one Influential member of the Iowa
delegation at Washington capable of bring
lng his colleagues around to the Cummins'
The result was the eventual agreement
that the St. Louis platform plank, as It will
be rewritten, shall be, In substance:
.lSi ,re 2l Pled8lto any particular
schedules. The question of rates Is a prac
tical one. to be governed by the conditions
ortne time and of production: the ruling
and uncompromising principle Is the pro
tection and development of American labor
and Industries. Reciprocity and protection,
as twin measures of republican policy, go
hand In hand. We advocate protection for
what we produce and free admission for
the necessities of life that we do not pro
duce. Fight Over the Idea.
The fight over the Iowa idea has been of
long standing and has found . all the old
Iowa political leaders bitterly denouncing
Cummins as a free trader Instead of a pro
tectionist. Secretary. Shaw has been his
particular opponent. Congressmen Hull,
Hepburn, Lacey, Cousins and the others
have been scarcely less his foes, and even
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson has re
garded him largely In the light of a heretic.
8enator Dolllver alone has stood by Cum
mins. His great personal magnetism and
the disfavor acquired by the so-called "ma
chine." however, enabled Cummins over
whelmingly to control every state conven
tion and to secure an unparalleled vote at
the general election
Senator Allison, while apparently training
with the "machine," or anti-Cummins fac
tion, was careful to avoid becoming act
ively connected with the fight. In his early
political career he was twice defeated be
cause he was declared to be somewhat of a
After Cummins' visit to Roosevelt a meet
ing between Cummins snd Allison was ar
ranged, at which a mutual understsndlng
was arrived at. Allison urged Cummins to
modify his views, but the latter, confident
In his personal following, steadfastly In
sisted that tariff reform must be advocated,
and that his own Ideas in general prevail
Allison then, ss a concession to the other
faction, suggested Congressman Hepburn
for temporary chairman of the state con
vention. Here again Cummins had his
way, and suggested George D. Perkins,
former congressman and editor of the Jour
nal of this city as a neutral chairman.
It wss then agreed that Allison ahould
write the platform, hut that it should be
slong the lines sgreed upon, snd practi
cally dictated by Cummins, though not de
parting materially from the national plat- I
form of lJRfc.
ENGINEER CRUSHED IN WRECK
Several Others of Train Crew and
KNOXVILLE. Tenn.. May 10 A passen
ger 'train on the Southern railway Jumped
the track today at White Pine. Tenn. En
gineer Robert B. Holloman of Knox villa
was crushed to death. The Injured sre:
Ed Braxleton. fireman.
W. S. Staley, express messenger.
Ben Whiteside, baggage master, all of
F. B. Abernathy, postal clerk, Salisbury
R. E. L. Mouncey, postal clerk, Salis
bury, N. C.
Bylva Smith, colored, pasaenger, White
Horace Webb, cn'nred. passenger, Knox
Tha train was running thirty miles an
hour when the accident occurred. No rauai
can be assigned for It. The rails were torn
up for 00 feet and a delay of over six
hours occurred to travel.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOltMNG, MAY 11, 1003.
DAY OF REST JOR PRESIDENT
Drives Alnna; (Wean Beach anil Chats
vrltk a Few of His
HOTEI DEL SlONTE. Cal , May 10.
President KoOsetelt todiy ej ent o.ie of
the mot retful Sundays he ha en
countered Mnoe his trip began. In one of
the most hetufful spots in California,
two miles from the nearest city, unhamp
eied by curious crowds, he had a chance ta
thoroughly rest and prepare for the com
ing week, which' promlxei to be one of
the busiest of his Journey. His train ar
rived here at mldnlsht. but ho did not
j leave It until about o'clock thl 'morning.
At that time Colonel Ward snd a de
tachment of the Fifteenth Infantry, whU-b,
Is stationed at Fort Monterey, arrived at
his car. After the president had greeted
the colonel and his staff, ne was driven
to the hotel, where he and his party had
At the conclusion of the meal the pres
Ident and a small party rode horseback
over the famous seventeen mile drive along
the rea. Governor Pardee and aome others
of the party drove over the route in car
riages. The weather was perfect and the
trip was greatly enjoyed by the president,
who was enthuslsstic over the scenery.
In the afternoon he attended St John's
chapel on the hotel grounds. The services
were conducted by Rev. . Hobart Chet
wood, the chaplain. At the conclusion of
the services the president. Secretary of
the Navy Moody. President Butler of Co
lumbia college an President Wheeler of
the University of California spent e
couple of hours strolling about Ihe hotel
grounds The president spent the evening
quietly In his rooms st the hotel.
The start for tha north will be begun at
s o'clock tomorrow morning. It was the
Intention to have the president review the
troops stationed at Fort Monterey today,
but he declined to do so on account of I
being Sunday. He requested Colonel Ward
to do away with all formality, as he de
sired to spend the day quietly.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 10. H. M. 8.
steamship Grafton, tha flagship of the Brit
ish squadron of the Pacific, with Admiral
Blckford on board, arrived here this even
ing from Esqulmault to take part In the re
ception to President Roosevelt on Tuesday
The appearance of'Grafton was the signal
for the firing of a deafening salute In honor
of the visiting admiral.
A feature of Tuesday's parade will be
the part taken by the British sailors, who
will march side by side on American so'!
with the sailors of the United States.'
AMERICAN DOCTORS' CONGRESS
Sixteen Societies'1 Expected to Be
Represented" la Meeting; at
WASHINGTON; May 10. The sixth tri
ennial session of thai Congress of Amerlcsn
Physicians and Surgeons will be he!d in
this city Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs
day of this week. The meetings will begin
Tuesday afternoon and on the evening of
that day the presldraof tha congreea.
Df. W. W. Keen, w Vj, "Hver ar address.
Blxtevn societies att 4 delation o spe
cialists will be represented and moat of
the discoveries In ' medicine and surgery
during the past three years will be dis
cussed. Among matters that will be con
sidered are the Identification and isolation
of the smallpox germ, the spread of ma
laria and similar diseases by the mosquito
and the value of a number of new serums.
Over 800 physicians are expected to be
present and In addition there will be rep
resentatives from the army and navy and
the marine hospital service. , Each of the
sixteen constituent societies represented
In the corgress will hold Its annual meet
ing during the week.
DYNAMITE BOMB A MYSTERY
Police Officials In Doubt Whether It
Was a Mnrderoue Plot or
NEW YORK, May 10. The police so far
have failed to solve the mystery surround
ing the leaving of a box of dynamite on
the Cunard line dock yesterday. There is a
division of opinion among the officials as
to whether the matter was Intended to be
a hoax or not, but all agree that the pos
sibilities of a great explosion and a great
loss of life were many.
Superintendent George E. Murray of the
bureau of combustibles said today that
there were no detonating caps attached
to the dynamite sticks and that without
these caps It Is not likely thst the dyna
mite would have exp'oded from a fuse. He
says, however, that If the box had been
given a sudden Jar at the time the fuse
burned down to the dynamite an explosion
might have resulted. He also ssld that he
had experimented with the clock work and
concluded that It had run. shout five hours
when found and that It still had about
thirty hours to run before operating the
firing lever. He does not believe that a
hcax was intended..
PROPOSES TO FIGHT TRUST
Omaha Box Makers to Erect Mill
and Manufacture Ita Owa
MILWAUKEE, May 10. Speclal ' Tele
gram.) Because of tha aggreaslons of the
American Strawboard trust, A. George
Schults tt Co. of Milwaukee and Omaha
will during the next year erect a paper
mill to make its own strawboard. The mill
may be erected In Wisconsin, where good
water power Is available or may be located
In the west, where experiments have shown
that paper mills can be operated . with
profit by steam power. The company gives
as the reason for Its plan that In making
paper boxes a year ago It was able to
buy strawboard at I1S.10 a ton and now
since the trust has absorbed all the mills
in the country is forced to pay S2 u. ton.
This would warrant the company erect
ing a mill of Its own.
ELKS' DEDICATION PROGRAM
National Home at Bedford. City, Vs.,
to Be Formally Accepted
May 21. ,
ROANOKE. Va.. May 10. The program
of the dedicatory exerciae of the Elka Na
tional home at Bedford City, Va., May 21,
Invocation, Rev. Dales Tucker. Ports
mouth, O. ; address of welcome, J. Law
rence Campbell, mayor of Bedford City,
Va.; address. Hon A. J. Montague, gov
ernor of Virginia; address. John W. Daniel,
United States aenator of Virginia; transfer
of building to Benevolent Protective Order
of Elks, Joseph T. Fanning, chairman of
the board of grand trustees, Indianapolis;
acceptance of building, George p. Crcik,
grand exalted ruler. Omiha. Neb.; oraitin,
M. T. Dwyer. home committee, Harris
burg. Pa.; benediction. Rev. John D. Bo
land, Baltimore, Md.
OTTAWA. IS SWEPT BY FIRE
Eatween Phe and 8ii Hundred Families
MONETARY LOSS RUNS INTO BIG FIGURES
Water Mains Had Been Tampered
With and for an Hour Firemen
Were I'nable to Secure
OTTAWA, Ont., May 10. A fire, sus
pected, of being of Incendiary origin, this
afternoon and evening destroyed hundreds
of houses and millions of feet of lumber
in this city. John White, who had just
been releated from the penitentiary after
serving a term of Imprisonment for arson,
was caught near where the fire was first
discovered. He waa taken to the police
station and will be charged with starting
today's conflagration. The fire originated
within a stone's throw of where the Hull
fire of 1S97 was checked. The Hull fire
started on the other side of the river and
spread to the Ottawa side, destroying mil
lions of dollars worth of property. It
burned out to near where the Ottawa &
Parry Sound railroad enters the western
fart of the city, and It was in the lumber
yards near the railroad where today's Are
Two hours before the main fire started,
two smaller fires were started and quickly
extinguished In the lumber yards near the
Canadian I"aclflc railway. ItNwas 3:S0 when
the third fire was discovered. Wnen the
brigade arrived at the scene It was found
that the water main had been damaged
and no water could be obtained. When the
brigade did get water the fire was utterly
beyond Its control. It swept along over
the same ground that the former fire had
gene over, the only difference being that
It was going In the opposite direction.
There is a large cliff which extends from
the Ottawa river to the corner of Margaret
and Preston streets. The fire area was on
the flats below the cliff. At two or three
points It came very near getting over tho
cliff and had It done so nothing would have
saved the city.
No Water for au Hour.
At 1:80 tonight the fire was under con
trol and was confined to the following
area. The Ottawa & Parry Sound railway
on the south. Division street on the east,
First avenue on the west, and the Rich
mond road on the north. From the Parry
Bound road to the Richmond road Is nhi-iut
one mile and from First avenue to nivimnr,
street Is about one-quarter of a mile. Wh le
tne nre was burning fiercely among the
lumber piles the whole brigade of the city,
which had been summoned, was forced to
For an hour not a drop of water was
thrown . Into the flames. A stiff southwest
wind was blowing and by the time tho
water main had been repaired the lumber
yards were a mass of glowing embers.
From the lumber , yards the flames spread
to a group of frame houses on the out
skirts of the city, formerly known as
Rochestervllle, but which, la now united to
tha city. Every house in th little settle
Another lumber v&rri In a tViiniu
-- ...... . nciucu
section northeast' of Rochestervllle wss
swept by the firs In an Incredibly short
time. This brought the fire to the more
thickly settled sections. -
After leaving the lumber piles the flames
swept over Pine street, which runs east and
west, down : Willow, Poplar, Anderson,
Eckles, Somerset, Spruce. Elm. Maple, Al
bert and on to the Richmond road, or prop
erly speaking. Wellington street, ' where It
was stopped, a short distance from the
Canadian Pacific railway depot.
At 8 p. m.' it was feared that the fire
would get over the cliff on the top of which
Is St. Jeanne Baptist church. In the renr
and a short distance back from the church
Is the residence of the lae Hon. David
Mills. The family began moving out at 6
p. m. and the hearse was ready to remove
the remains of the distinguished Canadian,
should the necessity arise. Tha firemen
however, succeeded in keeping back the
Five Hundred Families Homcleaa.
Fifteen million feei of lumber were de
stroyed. It belonged chiefly to J. R. Booth
and was sold. The loss on the lumber will
be about $3001000. Tha buildings burned were
principally dwelling 'houses and stores.
They were all built 'since the lsst fire and
all were either solid brick or brick veneered,
as the city would not permit sny other to
be erected. The loss on buildings is esti
mated at various amounts tonight. Mayor
Cook said there were from 600 to BOO fam
ilies homeless, or about 2.000 Individuals.
All the pnrtles are supposed to be well In
sured. The mayor said the city would op
pose any aid being asked from outside
Canada snd personally he thought that the
city should grnpple with the situation
without any appeal for outside help.
Mayor Cook estimates the loss on the
buildings at tfno.OOO, making a total loss of
INDIANAPOLIS IS AMBITIOUS
Has Its Lines Out for Roth Republican
and Democratic National
INDIANAPOLIS, May 10.The Indianap
olis Commercial Club and Board of Trade
has taken formal action toward securing
the two political conventions. If possible,
next year. The ' secretaries have mailed
letters to the national secretaries of the
democratic and republican committees an
nouncing that this city will be an appll
cant for the conventions. Indiana senators
and congressmen will be asked to assist.
The city Is arranging to build this year a
coliseum costing 130,000 and sealing 18,000
people. In order to accommodate the con
ventions if they come. Democratic Com
mitteeman Taggart of Indiana says he be
lleves this city can secure the national
democratic convention If the coliseum is
ORGANIZE BIG RAILWAY LINE
Plttsburgers to Build Line Connect
' lng Central American
PITTSBURG. May 10-Former United
States Senator John M. Thurston, who la
associate counsel of the United States and
Nicaragua company, arrived here today to
be present at the organization meeting of
the great Central Railway company, which
will take place tomorrow. The Great Cen
tral railway la capitalised at I10.0n0.000, the
majority of the stock having been taken
by Plttsburgers. The company proposes to
build a road J30 miles long which will con
nect Managua, the csj Ital of Nlcir.igun ;
Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras, rnil Sal
vador, carl'sl of Ran Salvador. The elec
tion of officers snd directors of the com
pany will take place In the officers of the
company In ths Farmers Bank building to
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebriska Showers Monday,
iuesday r'alr and Warmer.
Temperature at Omal.a yeaterdayt
Hour. Urm. Hour. Deg.
fi a. m t.ii t , m ..... . HO
6 a, in (h i, in fiM
T a. m ml .1 p. nt fin
N a. ra tia I p. m RH
t a. m er (l p. m 5
to a. m 7 l p. m HO
11 a. m 72 T p. in 6;
IS in ......... 74 p. m Oil
l p. m Btt
WRIGHT HAS A MAN IN MIND
Knows What Sort of Asalatant He
Wants, but Cannot Find
Hlra In Peraon.
A good "likely" democratio lawyer with
a love for the minutae of a law office and
considerable experience In the preparation
of cases will confer a favor upon C. C.
Wright, city attorney-elect, by sending his
name and address together with the ap
proval of the city committee to him at
Spirit Lake. Mr. Wright has decided that
when he takes f harge no strict line of di
vision will be made between the different
parts of the ofilcc. He will assume per
sonal charge not only of the ordinary busi
ness of the office, but of the tax col
lecting department as well, and he deslrej
an assistant to attend to the office work
In the capacity of law clerk. Ho expressai
his ideas In this language:
'I have been at the oflVe of the city
attorney for a few hours getting some In
formation as to the work In hand. At
least 200 cases will be turned over to me,
in different stages of progress, and I am
at a loss to know what to do. I will cer
tainly do nothing but think for a week.
I am going to Spirit Lake for a week and
when I return 1 hope to have a p'.an
mapped out. I want an assistant to at
tend to the detail work of the office; one
upon whose thoroughness I can rely, leav
ing me free to attend to the management
of the cases and the other city bucinesi.
I have hsd In mind the appointment of
several lawyers to the place. I feel that I
should appoint a democrat and yet when
I find a democrat who would suit me he
Is a man who could not afford to takg
the place at the salary attached; while a
number of good fellows snd men I would
like to appoint do not seem fitted for tho
position and It must be managed under
my plan. If I can have two assistants,
as the office has at present. I may be able
to make a plnce for a young lawyer, who
can enrn his salary and at the same time
not bo so thorough as the one I desire
for assistant But the assistant city at
torney must be practically a law cl?rk;
one who can do office work under my In
structions, nnd have nothing to do with
court work In any form. I have not been
able to find such a man and I am still
Mr. Wright said that he has offered to
tender his resignation to Governor Mickey
at any time that official should elect, and
has been told to wait for a while, until
there might be some settlement In the
strike or until he asumei the position of
city attorney and he will pursue thle
course. . ,
Three Archbishops and Five Bishops
. 'participate In the Cere
mony. ctitcnn Mav 10. Three archbishops.
five bishops, one monslgnor and five more
-it. nnrticinated in services today at St.
Elisabeth's Catholic church, Forty-first and
Wabash avenue, in honor of the recent con
secration of the structure. Archbishop
Qulgley pontificated at the mass, and
Bishop Spalding of Peoria preached the
sermon. Sitting in two rows st the epistle
side of the altar were Archbishops P. W.
Rlordan of Ban Francisco and J. J. Keane
of Dubuque; Bishops M. F. Burke of St.
Joseph. Mo.; A. J. McGavlck and P. J.
Muldoon of Chicago and P. J. O'Reilly of
Peoria, and Monslgnor O'Connell, rector of
the Cathdllc university of Washington. Be
hind them were their attendant priests,
among whom was President Andrew Mor
rlssey of Notre Dame university.
In the evening solemn vespers were sung
by Archbishop Rlordan, a brother of the
pastor of the church, assisted by the visit
ing dignitaries. Archbishop Keane preached
LEE DISAVOWS s"TATEMENT
Says HO Testified Before Grand Jury,
bat Made No Other Dec
laration. ST. LOUIS, May 10. The statement re
ported to have been made by former Lieu
tenant Governor Lee of his connection with
boodllng in the last legislature Is in a
curious state. Mr. Lee now denies that he
made a statement, that he will make a
statement or that a statement Is neces
sary. "I have testified before the grsnd Jury
and believe that Is all that is necessary. I
will not make a statement nor do I believe
a statement Is necessary," said Mr. Lee.
The witnesses summoned to appear before
the grand Jury tomorrow are: J. T. Wells
of Kennett, Dunklin county, who Is said
to have witnessed the delivery of checks
to members of the legislature; W. T. Ruth
erford, prosecuting attorney of Clark
county; Joe Shannon and W. F. Lyons of
FEVER GETS ANOTHER VICTIM
Several Who are 111 Expected to
l Die, but Spread of Dtseaae
STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Cal.. May 10.
Foster Ely Bracket t of Washington, D.
C, a senior in the department of Iatin,
died today of typhoid fever. Brackett had
been down with the fever for over three
weeks. His condition was not regarded
fatal until last night. Brackett would have
received hla bachelor of arts degree this
month. Funeral services were held In the
Memorial church thla afternoon and the
body shipped to his home In Washington.
Brackett's death is the eighth resulting
from- the epidemic. While the stamping
out of the source of the Infection has re
moved all d"Sr f any further spread of
the disease, several more deaths among
those now 111 are expected.
Movements of Ocean Vessels May JO.
At New York Arrived: l. Bretngne,
from Havre; Palria, from Oporto and Lis
bon. At Porta Ferrarla Passel: Weimar, from
New York, for (ilV i sltar. Naples snd Geno.
At The I.liard 1'nssed: Staatendam, from
Rotterdam ttnd Bouiogna Kur Mer, for New
A l Liverpool Arrived: Belgcnland. from
Philadelphia, via Queenstown; Pamptnla.
via yueenstomn; Gaorgic. ."torn New York;
I'ltonla. from Boston, via Queenstown.
At (ilisyuw Arrived: Corean. from Port
At Cherbourg Ss lied: Barbaroasa, from
Bremen, for New York.
At Queenstown Had: Etrurla, from
Llvtripoul, for New York.
MEN COMEJO WORK
Ninety-four Etrika Breakers Arrira in
Omaha for Transfer Oomraniet. '
ST. LOUIS LABOR AGENCY SENDS TH.M
Two-Thirde of the Part; Join Striker Upoa
LAUNDRY WORKERS DECIDE TO GO OUT
Eefiue to Handle Work for Nonunion Fa
trona of Laundries.
CONFERENCE COMMITTEES MEET TONIGHT
Question of Submitting; Dlffereaoea to
Board of Arbitration Will Be
Principal Business Considered
at Tonight's Session.
Over 200 laundry workera locked out
because tney teiuse to handle tna wora
or unfair restaurants and hotels,
kvery steam laundry In oniaha will
close aown mis morning.
Ninety-mur men arrive from Bt, Louis
to take places of mrmlng teamsters,
but iwu-tnii'ds of them inusa to go to
work when informal! thai atrme Is on.
J runnier companies will put more
wagons m operation this nioimiig with
the Importeu drivers who stick to them.
All uniair restaurants, excepung una
Minute and Calumet, are announced to
resume businosa thla morning
""'"""i raicaey la to confer with
committees ot unions ana business
Men s association tonight with a view to
arranging basis for uruiiratlon.
The Importation of ninety-four men from
St. Louis to take striking teamsters placea,
the disagreement of laundry workera and
their employera, which brings out 228 laun
dry employes, and the decision of the Hotel
and Restaurant Keepers' association to
have all the so-cslled "unfair" restaurants
except the One Minute and Calumet opened
this morning, were the principal events In
the progress of the strike yesterday.
Ihe central feature today, and by all
odds the most Important featura of the
strike since its Inception, Is the meeting
of the Joint conference committee from the
Business Men's association and the unions
with Governor Mickey. The governor
comes on this special mission from Lincoln
Conflicting statements are mad regard
ing the Importations of nonunion men. At
the teamsters hesdquarters It is said thst
the Burlington brought into the city thirty
eight men Sunday out of eighty-two who
started; that the Wabnsh brought thirty
and the Missouri Pacific twenty-six- that
of the Burlington and Wabash lots, which
came in tho forenoon, sixty-three Joined
the strikers upon arrival, two were ar
rested and two went to W. 8. Jardlne of
the Omaha Merchants' Express Transfer
company. , i
Tranafer Men Open Hotel.
Mr. Jardlne claims that of the first two
shipments hetnetted twenty-elght nl g,va
them dinner at the hotel the transfer men
'mProvl4 In tht .014 AUtsoow build
in!,! Fourten,h " Leavenworth, an :
that he managed to capture nineteen out of
the twenty-aix who came over tha Missouri
Pacific In the evening. un
"I don't pretend to say how long the
men will stay with us." .aid Mr. Jardlne
"but we fed that many. I know that if I
Into 'Ir Cnt 0t the I bring
gain w. Ir.1 W'" th'nk " b '
am. We are prepared to feed und house
lor":" tt::t ,na wm put th "
Z they et her- They wm
be divided among the varloua transfer rl
panles I expect to have ln thre,
carloads more today."
LuiIsthAcr,H,mftn.Wer9 "h,r .
wi . d'n t0 CarI J- Kinder, one
who came on the Burlington train, manv
men on that train. 1.. .
-tatlon. .long the rL Kinder" ha VZ
m nTT m , NaUonaI Lb"r cp"ny.
" or,h, 8hlt" "reel, St. Louis, con
ducted by Gleanson & Stodderd. by which
firm he said the men are being employed
On the card 1. the advertisement that t
Xot Told About Strike.
utHb- I.""" "0t.. t0l1 ""'""n- "bout a
strike being on." said Kinder; "part of
the men came on passes and part on reg,
ular employment agency tickets" T
Secretary Wilcox of the Team Drivers1
union says that ten of the first slxly-elght
who arrived are regular teamsters Con
siderable interest was manifested over the
arrival of the men. Bu.in.s, Agent Crew
and other strike leaders were at tha
trains aa they came in and immediately
approached the pilgrims with the proposi
tion to follow them Instead of the transfer
company men. The sight of the large
army of newcomers tagging down the
Tenth street viaduct from the Union sta
tion and Burlington depot lehlnd the
strike leaders, deserting the men for whom
they had come to work had the effect for
the time being of dUpalllng the seriousness
of the affair with tha spirit of levity. The
men marched to the teamsters headtjuar
tera at lit North Fifteenth street and were
enrolled, given assurances of shelter and
food later they were given food aad she,
ter without the rssurances.
Chief Donahue's lltlmatant.
Chief Donahue last night said he desired
to make this statement regarding the im
portation of men to fill strikers' placea:
"Every man who la shipped In here and
does not go to work will be arrested at
once as a vagrant and confined in the city
Jail. I do not propose to have the com
munity suffer the hardship of having a lot
of such characters floating around. The
newcomers must understand that they have
como here to work and unless they go to
work I shall take a hand In affairs without
delay. We cannot afford to have the city
overrun with idle strangers of this type
They are no help to any city. So long as
the men fulfill their contrscts to do the
work they are employed for no complaint
will be offered."
Will Meet Every Train.
The strikers have their plana set for
meeting every train that bring In Imported
men and exerting their efforts to get thetri
away from the employers who bring them
here. This Is always one of the un
pleasant features of strikes and promises
to form a prominent part of the struggle
for a time at least. If the numbar whicls
Mr. Jardlne bays "stuck" are still of th
same spirit this morning they will be put
to work and this will lnaure the startlnj
up of a number ot idle transfer wagona.
Thomas A. Coleman, first vice president
of the International teamsters' body, frim
6t. Louis, jays the central orginltatlcrt
represents u membership of n.uVi distrib
uted among 610 locals snd lias available
(or f trlke benefits 1121,0 0. The s t ken
here are now drawing 15 a week benefits
and after the fourth week. If the stilki,
lasts that long, will drtw 17.50 a we-k.'
Monthly levies are made on eaoh member
ln the entire organisation of U cents and
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