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TIIJ5 OMAHA 'DATLT BEE: ; TIITJTtSIAY, MAY 14, 1003
THE ISSUES OF THE STRIKE
A Plain Statement from
V Association .
To reach correct conclusion of the dltferences now existing- between'. several
labor unions In Omaha and thdr employer, represented by the Business Men'a asso
ciation, the firt thing necessary I to have correct knowledge of the matters In Issue.
Thl la not a controversy affecting ratea of wagea, hour of labor of sanitary condi
tion surrounding employes. 1 ' i '-. ' , " ;.
THE ISSUES ARE: , '.
FJrst The labor organisation Involved In the present controversy demand what
the cal! "recognition" of their unions. The business men concede recognition In the
sense that tha laborers have a right to form unions, and. If they sea fit,- to be repre
sented by these unions In negotiating with their employers. ' But such right Is not
what Is meant by tha term "recognition" as used by the unions. They demand a a
part of' "recognition" that tha employer ahall enter Into a contract to hire and re
tain In his employment none but members of their unions. This demand tha em
ployers resist, contending that they have a right to employ whom they please, with
out discriminating In favor of or against union or nonunion labor. The employers
contend that this right of election 'on their part Is essential to their control of their
own business, and that the making of tha contracts demanded wpuld amount to a
conspiracy entered into by the employers to deny" the nonunion workman -either tha
light or the opportunity to arn a living by his calling.
Second The unions Insist upon the right at such times and for such reasons as
they,, and they alone, shall deem fit. to organise and maintain systematic boycotts in
which their employers must become parties, participating wlth-.thern. That is, that
tha employe ahall have not only tha right to say that ha will notdeal,or trade with
any person who Is declared unfair, but that his employer must suSpiend alt business
relations with such person, without having any voice In determining tha Justice' of
tha complaint against tha boycotted part?'. This demand tha Business Man's associa
tion resists, contending that every merchant, manufacturer or other employer shall
have tha right to continue his buslnesa relations with his customers without regard
to whether some union, of which he is not a member and In which ha haa no vote,
ah aTl decide that tha customer is deserving of social or business ostracism.
Third The labor uniona Involved In this controversy Insist upon' tha right to In
stitute and maintain what ara known as sympathetic strikes, by and through which
all of the employes of any employer, without having any grievance of their own, or
any complaint to make against their employer, may, at their will,-under a decision
arrived at. without his participation, bring all of his business to a standstill because
those employed by soma other party, or even In some other Una of work, have seen
fit to withdraw from their employment. This demand the Business Men'a association
resists, contending that no employer ought to bo subject to an arbitrary suspension
of hts business, that no quarrel or dissatisfaction existing between him and his em-'
ployes. simply because there la dissatisfaction In some other Una of. employment or
with some other employer.
These are the Issues Involved In tha present labor disturbance, and upon the Jus
tice of the positions of the contending parties In these easentlal respects the public
Is asked to decide. BU8INESS MEN S ASSOCIATION. .
tlons session Tuesday night was marked
by a spirit more nearly conciliatory than
that which characterized the meeting held
before tha conference with the governor !
One of the gentlemen said
"No one favored giving in to the demand
for recognition of the union as a dictator
of buslnesa affairs, but on alt other points
the association seemed decidedly amiable
toward the strikers and willing to make
broad concessions. At our previous meet
ing there was, I am free to admit, some
rather positive and determined talk, but
last night all the 'roasting' waa dropped
and the trouble discussed In an impassioned
and generous way. It is my opinion that
the : conference with the governor had a
decidedly good effect and that the next
conference will be fruitful."
The other speaker said: "I concur In
tha view that the meeting last night was
moderate In tone and the attitude more
amicable and favorable to peace. I be
lieve, also, that the conference Monday
night did good, but I can't say that X have
much hope of another conference being
held. I believe both sides will have to
suffer further chastisement before either
will be ready to make necessary conces
sions on- the one great point of union
Business Men'a Statement.
The following statement of the Omaha
Buslnesa Men's association Is given to the
publio through Its press - committee:
The Omaha Business Men's association la
purely a local Institution, and not In any
way connected with a national organization.
It has been charged by organised labor
In an address to the publio that the Busi
ness Men's association has been organised
to destroy organised labor. This charge Is
Incorrect. We know - nothing of .assocla
tlons organised outside of Omaha, but we
do know that the object of the Business
Men's association of Omaha Is not to cruBh
labor nor to carry On warfare against It
either organized or unorganised.
A a rule the unions have- been recog
nized by employers, but the word "'recog
njttnn" haa of late been subjected to a new
definition by labor agitators until - It Is
made to represent an idea far beyond Its
original meaning which was for years ac
cented bv labor unions. The word "recog
nition" as now denned bjr organized labor
means the entire submission of the em-
filoyrr to the dictates of the labor union:
t means that an employer cannot 'employ'
other than union men. It compels the j ac
ceptance by employers of contracts the
terms of which are dictated by labor unions
without consultation with employers. 8uch
a condition breeds arrogance upon the part
of the employe, who feels, that his union
will protec him, whatever his shortcomings-
may be, rendering It hazardous for an
employer to give instructions to the em-
rloye whom he pays, as the latter Is taught
a accept the Instructions of walking dele
gates as superior to Instructions from his
employer where such Instructions conflict.
It it be true that the Issue of "recogni
tion" as defined by organized labor. In
volves tho life of the union. It Is no less
true that the acceptance of labor's defini
tion of the term by the business men of
Omaha involves the life of their business,
for the preservation of which they are
bound to contend with -the same tenacity
of purpose as that which actuates the mem
bers of the uniona. The buslnesa men are
organised to contend for this vital prin
ciple, and for the first time In the his
tory of Omaha the combined force of or-
f anlzed labor la resisted by the combined
orce of organised business men contending
for what they believe to be right.
The business men are willing at all time
to deal with the unions as a body on the
question of wages, hours of labor, and as
to any grievance they may have, but the
business men are unalterably opposed to
the sympathetic strike and to the boycott
-measures which are un-American, unjust,
barbarous, cruel and have been condemned
by courts wherever submitted to them.
The demands of the union are forcing
out of the city men who do not belong to
the organization men who have a right to
assert their Independence and to work for
whom they please as they please. In this
connection we invite every working man In
this community to read the last two
clauses tho summing up of the anthracite
strike commission, whose report has been
endorced by Mitchell and Oompers, and
may sooner or luter become the law of the
land In nil labor disputes. Certainly there
n no principle invoivea in tne local air.
ttfulty that was not encountered In the
strike of the Pennsylvania coal miners,
and In that case employer and employe
submitted all the issues Involved to a dls-
Laundries not running! We've a
few hundred GIKL8 COLOKED
WASH PUKSSEM that are slightly
So.W-d. We'll make It greatly to your
Intereat - to havn them laundered at
Agee 1 .to I years.
!c Colored Presses, strike price.'. Wo
duo. Colored lrssee. strike price.. 3sto
7.k Colored breuwi, strike price.. Wo
!.U Colored lreea, strike price.. jO
(in and (l.k Colored Dresses,
strike price 11.00
and 2 W Colored Dresses.
strike price i"'"-
Ages to It.
II Colored I'ressea, strike price.. fl.M
ii.inv and $i 4 Colored Dresses.
trk price.... II. W
fl I'olored Dresses, strike price.. II. fc
and 14.74 l'oured Presses.
atrike price w 9
60o values. ?c; I1.U0 value. Mc; Il.tf
Writ for Catalogue.
the Business Men's
tlngulshed commission appointed" by the
r resident or the United States, which set
led for all time the DrlnciDles involved In
labor disputes and upon' the declarations
of this commission, the Business Men'a as-
soclation proposes to stand.
No act of the business men will ever
make It necessary to call for extra police
protection or for the militia. They are
committing no unlawful acts. If any acts
of violence or lawlessness are committed
during the present trouble they will In all
probability be committed by the strikers
or their hot-headed sympathisers,' who
must, of course, boar the full responsibility
of forcing the authorities to call for such
additional protection as the city may need.
The business men are wholly-on the de
fensive. They Intend In the future, as
they have done In the past,' to pay reason
able wages In response to the demands of
their employes. No reasonable demand' for
wages, based on. higher cost of living, will
be denied. It Is organized labor that Is
forcing the Issue as to the "recognition"
of the union. Remunerative wages are
better for the community In general and
the business men appreciate the fact that
when more money Is put Into circulation
It finds Its way back through legitimate
channels to their coffers after having
served Its purpose as a circulating medium.
We are not trying to dictate to the labor
unions. The reverse Is true. The -making
who iuandof hi'whrbuu take,
iwo o maae a oars-am- as id inn cnarge
that It Is our purpose to disorganize union
laoor in order to reduce tne individual
toner to a condition or deDendence. we
reply that as a matter of fact no one of
us nas any intention or any aesire to
reduce wages, but, on the contrary, we are
in ravor of living ana profitable wages.
What snore could organized labor legiti
mate! v ask?
We are all certainly entitled to work for
a living In any honorable way that we
The business men's organization has been
forced to take a stand to maintain the
business of the city. The issue has been
forced unon it. '
. Let the thinking employee carefully conv
sioer me situation. JUet tnenv consider -now
thia trouble may end and What the. results
must be both for employer and employe,
and our once prosperous city. It stands to
reason that our business men will do notn-
Ing to check the growth and advancement T
tne laoor agitator can poseiniy nave, ior I
their all Is Invested- In
business- enter -
prises, here and hence It Is to their In
terest, to stand by the wage-workera to the
greatest extent possibly on the principle
of "live and let live."
We appeal to the wageworkers- to look
deeply into the situation, and to exercise
their own dispassionate Judgment, s.s to
their duty In the premises', and not to per
mit hot-headed walking delegates to" mis-'
lead, them as, to J.ne (equities or their -caee,
To Enforce Const Order'.' v
President H. E. Wade and Business Agent
C. E. Hart of the Walters' union conferred
with Attorney J. ' O. Yelser ' yesterday
and the trio decided- the -manner of using
the order signed Tuesday ty Judge Dick
inson, restraining members of Vhe Business
Men's association from - discriminating
against employers of union labor.
In view of the fact that there are about
ivu attendants named m the cross com
plaint, service on all of them would be'ex-
pensiva and perhaps unnecessary.' Attor
ney Yelser say: . ?' ?'.
"All that la necessary' la that-theyhave
notice or knowledge of - the order and If
they have read the papers It la sufficient
However, we ore having a number of copies
of the order prepared and thus arming our
in touch with the whole situation an any
time we find a member of the association
hereafter inclined tr .h. h. ,,. ,
forbidden anyone to do we will have a dep.
uty sheriff sent to that man forthwith and
a copy of the order aervled an him. And
under the present circumstances whatever
one member of that association does.' if It
be damaging, the whole association' Is re-
sponsible for. provided, of course, that his
acticn la In pursuance of the tmllev deter-
mined upon by the association."
A Case J n Point
An Illustration of the method nossible
for the unions came up while. Mr. Yaiter
was giving thia statement to the press
He waa called to his telephone for a mo
ment and when he returned he said: i
A contractor haa lust made the first
appeal for the application of tha reatraln-
been denied lime, cement and lumber be-
cause he is friendly to the unions
ne la rnendly to the unions and
asked what could be done. I told him to
go to the supply firms who had denied
him and make a formal demand that they
desist from longer refusing -hlra the stuff
he wants; that If they still refuse he shall
svJ us the names of the firms and we
w... have copies of thJs restraining order
served upon them; that he la to follow, the
deputy s her In" and so .xn.a the order Is
served he Is to 'renew his demand In tho
presence bf witnesses; that If It be still
refused he shall so report to us and Im
mediately we will have the Arms brought
Into court for mnturrnl TM will h. tk.
course In every Instance we learn of where
employers ot union labor are being dis
Business Agent Hart and president Wade
had a final conference with the proprletora
of tha Merchants restaurant' at 1519 Dodge
street, but without satisfactory tesults, and
tne place was openea in- time to serve
dinner. The United States restaurant, dia
gonally acrosa the street, haa been open
some days and the waiters now have
pickets on four corners of' the block, but
JM feet away from the doors of tha "un
fair" house, as required by the Dlckln
son order granted in - business men
Monday. No girls are being used for
picket duty here, a the 100 feet limit
crowds the picket Into th street or else
In front of a saloon
Nearly all the small restaurants are now
open with nonunion help and the opening
of the Merchanta pavea the way for the
last ot the large ooea. the, 0e Minute
and Calumet. whMt are spooled to open
before the end of the w-ek or at leaat 'In
time for the circus crowds next Saturday.
Iowa Greets Omaha Strikers.
DAVENPORT. Ia.. May UThe Iowa
Federaliea X Labor, la conveutloa her I
today, sent greetings to the Omaha and
(Continued from First Fags.)
session.' It was announced that the lac-or
Ituatlon throughout the country would
be discussed but the local labor situation
would not be touched on except possibly In
an Incidental way.
The meeting, waa called to order by
Senator Hanna . and those present were:
Archbishop Ireland, Oscar Straus. Presi
dent Eliot of Harvard, Lewis Nixon. H. P.
Vreeland, John , Mitchell, Colonel John
McCook, W. D. McMahon, Jamea
Duncan, Cornelius N. Bliss, -D. J. Keith,
Chas.- H. Taylor and Ralph R. Ensley, the
aecretay .of the National organisation.
Representatives of the Association of In
terior Decorators and Cabinet Makers to
day signed an agreement with the Brother
hood of Carpenter .and Joiners of America.
by which the association agrees to employ
member of the brotherhood only for one
year on condition that the striking brother
hood men return, to work . within fortv-
eight hours. The compact provided also for
arbitration before a strike or lockout shall
be declared. ,
BLOODSHED IN LABOR WAR
Over Fifty Dead or Dylnar ai
Result of Battle In
NEW YORK, May 11-The city Is In
possession of the' Striking dock laborers,
cables the Valparaiso correspondent of the
Herald. One prominent man has been
killed, six are wounded and fifty of the
mob are dead or dying. ...
A bottle has taken place In the streets
of the city in which the police wore driven
to the barracks by the superior force of the
strikers. . Greater bloodshed Is. antlcloated.
SANTIAGO. Chile. May 13.-The strlke of
dock . laborers at Valparaiso la. becoming
more, serious.. -The strikers, after setting
fire to the. quay, as well, as to the offices
of the South American Steamship com
pany, had numerous .encounters with the
police, during which ten persons were killed
and 200 Injured. A detachment, of 8.000
troops has been dispatched to. Valparaiso
to quell tha dlaorder. The government haa
refused all offers to compromise the dif
ferences and la .determined to adopt the
sternest measures to restore order.,
BUENOS. AYRES, May 13.-Advlces re-
ceived.. here from Valparaiso say. martial
law has been. proclaimed there as a. result
of the rioting at that place.. Forty men. are
'said to. have been, killed and many have
been 1 Injured. When the officers of the
Mercurlo were attacked .by the rioting dock
laborers, the staff of that paper . defended
themselves with firearms. The rioters have
set fire to .a number of warehouses, In ad
dition to burning tha premises of the South
Aim rlcan Steamship company. Troops are
petroling streets of .Valparaiso.
WILL BREAK STRiKE BY LAW
Vletorla Parliament Holds Special
Session to Declare Hallway
Dispute; Illegal, y
MEIBOURNE, Victoria, May J3. Parlia
ment-met today... The governor's. ' speech
was the shortest on record. He merely an
nounced .that . Parliament '.had been, sum
moned to pass a measure dealing, with the
railroad strike. . .. .
The premier then .Introduced a bill pro
viding . for-,. th .-suppression of . the . strike,
which, l,Ql retBOpectve,;and w,m -not, re
main In,- force alter the terninaupn or tne
struts- ii. froyau W " vu'P'Wj v ."t
ng his -work, without giving .four nights'.
airine-aim - win .iuuvi mo . .v m-y
fln))(.or year's .Ittmrisonment, with loss
of time and will be. Ineligible Jn the. future
for government employ. . .,,. , ... .
The bill also forbids interference with em
ployes, the,, collection of . strike , funds or
encouraging the strike In any .manner.
The bill, further, empower the ponce fq
destroy. document -ewouraglng the strike,
makes printers .thereof, offenders., against,
the law and declares -meetings to be un
lawful If four etrlkers are present.
All persons, retiming tpt disperse, are lia
ble to -Arrest without warrants and, the
police are .empowered . to . forcibly enter
rheetlngs. . .... .. .... ....
An amendment expressing regret at the
strike and promising that Parliament would
consider. the. greivances of the railroad men
If they return, to work was defeated by
68 to SO, . - I . . . -
HARRIMAN ENROUTE FOR EAST
Helfell -t Boiler Makers Expected to
Meet Railroad' Magnate -on
man. Present ol the Southern Pacific, left
for the east lasi mgnu w
hied by General Manager a-runsunnin. wu
"ill travel wn mm pari, ui w.o wj..
It was said that Mr. Harriman will per-
sonally take a hand In the settlement of the
boiler makers' strike on the Union Paclfio
and that a conference has been arranged
between Harriman and National -resiaeni
McNeil of Hhe boiler maicers on Mr. jiarri
man a . train, wwie ne is proceeamg . oui
over the Union Pacific.
It la believed In local railroad circles that
Harriman and McNeil will arrive at aome
solution of the trouble on- the Union Pa
clfio- and thua prevent the threatened synv
pathetic etrlke of boiler makers on the
Southern Pacific lines west of Ogden and
El Paso. . ' '
OUTPUT OF PACKING HOUSES
Material -Increase Over Prevlons
'Week Hoted In tho Marketing;
CINCINNATI. O, May 11 (Special Tel
egram.) Price Current aaya: There haa
been eonalderable enlargement In the mar
keting of.hoga tha past week, the-total j
western packing being 4a,ow oor-.parea (
with 160,000 the preceding week mnd 396,000 .
last year. From March 1 tne total is
16O6.00O against 1140,000 a year ago. Prom-
Inent places compare as follows
. zlio iuO
Kansas City ..
South Omaha ..
Cedar Rapids .
Sioux t ity
Former Nebraska Resident. . . .-
BEATRICE, Neb., May 11 (Spedal.)
Word waa received here yesterday -of the
death of Nathaniel Piatt, a former real
dent of thia city, which occurred at East
Herrick. Pa., at the age of 78. He waa the
father . of George Piatt, until recently
I traveling atate agent for the Hartford In-
l surance company. .',-'
W.. J. athertaaa.
KEARNEY. Neb.. May 11 8peclal Tel
egram.) W. J. Sutherland., cashier of the
Union Psclflc freight office In this city,
died this morning of. Stomach trouble. He
leave a widow and one atarried daughter.
ENDANGERS OMAHA'S CHANCE
Res Home Makes Btrong Bid for Sural
Tre Delivery Headquarters
SHAKEUP IN DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE
lown Man" Is Kovr Chief of hnt
Division and Former Plans
Are Likely ' to Be
From a Staff Correspondent. .
WASHINGTON, ilay 13.-(Special Tele
gramsUnless active work is done In
bringing about the removal of the western
division of rural free, delivery in Omaha
from Denver, where headquarters are now,
It would not surprise post office official to
find the headquarters located a't , Dea
Moines. When the change transferring
the rural free delivery service from the
first to the fourth assistant postmaster
general was made, growing out of the in
vestigation of the first, assistant's office,
there was no contemplation that prior ar
rangements would be, changed. -However
It now appears that .Omaha, will have to
fight for the western, division in order to
secure it. It was well .understood when
congress adjourned that, the western divi
sion headquarters would be removed, from
Denver to Omaha at the beginning of the
next, fiscal, year, July. L The investigation
of. the chiefs of the salary and allowance
division, and. the rural free delivery, service
has changed conditions, most materially.
The rural free, delivery service is now un
der the. charge ...of Fourth Assistant Post
master General Bristow, and he has.sp
polnted one . of his inspectors, who had
charge ot the Investigation. M. C. Fosnes,
formerly of. Iowa, as , chief la . charge of
rural free delivery to succeed August W.
Machen, suspended. Before the suspen
sion ot Mr. Machen -the postmaster gen
eral had determined to appoint J. P.
Walker of Wisconsin, now. a special agent
of rural . free, delivery,., stationed, at In
dianapolis, to the vacancy created by the
death of William E. Annln, former special
agent of the so-called mountain district.
The appointment of Mr. Walker was never
officially made, In' view of the Investigation
of the first assistant postmaster general's
office, then having charge of the rural free
delivery" service. ' Now that the fourth
assistant will have charge of this branch
of the postal service hereafter. It is con
fidently expected that many of the ar
rangements as to extension of rural free
delivery throughout the country will be
Has . FaJUfei Brtstovr.
General Brlstow, pow In charge of the
rural free delivery service and which The
Bee announced would be the outcome of
the present Investigation of the first as
sistant . postmaster general's .office, la. - In
the estimation of officials of the Postofflce
department, an Incorruptible, honest man.
He was sent to Cuba by President McKln
ley to Investigate the postal frauds grow
ing out-of our .occupancy of that Island
and out of bin report came the conviction
of Bathbona and Necly.. Mr. Brlstow Is a
Kansas man - who has made a splendid
record in his., department. The president
relies upon him and It Is expected that If
there has been, any wrongdoing In the first
assistant postmaster general's office before
Mr.. Wynne succeeded Mr.. Johnson, that
wrongdoing will v be, corrected and a new
regime lnauguraltd. -. ...
Routine of Departments. r
Under ' the' annual7 'readjustment these
Changes ' in' p08.tnia6teTd" salaries In Iowa
were announced: "Mason City, Waterloo,'
West'Brarich, JWesT 'Liberty, "West Union,
Whiting, Willfamshurg, Increased 1100 each
Williams,' decreased flOtf." ' ".'
The National Park "bank" bf New York
was 'today approved'1 as 'reserve! agent for
the Flr'sV National bank of Logan, la. ' "
Robert Scott has been appointed olerk In
the Hastings, Neb.,- postofflce. '
The- postoffioe. at Upton.- Custer county,
Neb., has been discontinued.
Postmasters appointed.: South Dakota-
Leonard . Voneschen, . Murray .-Brown
county; .George -Wooley. Otto, ."Roberts.
county. Wyoming Isaiah- J. Fansler,
Knight, Unita county. ,. --i.
' Pershing May Be Promoted.'
Captain John. J." Pershing, former" mili
tary Instructor at the University of Ne
braska and one- bf the most popular mili
tary officers ever ' assigned to the uni
versity, Is very likely to be made briga
dier general because, of his' splendid re
cord In the Philippines. Captain 'Pershing
la now called the "Hero of Mindanao" and
his continued success against the hostile
datos la bringing him new encomiums every
day. At present ' there are 629 captains
ahead of him who hope for ' promotion.
Captain Pershing could only hope for his
majority after many years and with the
possibility of having to retire with that
rank. But 'as the president has power to
promote an officer of any grade to be
brigadier general by 2 reason of valuable
service, the friends of Captain Pershing
hope that his splendid record In the Phil
ippines will bring him a star as the result
of his efforts to bring 'unfriendly natives
CLIFTON MAY HAVE HAD HELP
O nicer a Believe Others Are Implicated
In this Harder of Mr, and
I' Mrs. Ohnreh. .....
NEWCASTLE, Wyo., May 11 (Special.)
The belief now prevails that Sam Clifton,
the confessed murderer ' of Mr. and Mrs.
John Church, who were shot down at thefr
ranch soLth of Gillette, had an accomplice
In the tragedy. There are several things
Tail oata from little
acorns grow". i
I In like manner many g fine
collection of family silverware
began with' the purchase of
half g dozen teaspoon of
The judicious, bearing
this fact in mind, will
start a young house
keeper on the right
path by buying for her,
however modest the
purchases may be,
nothing but ' Gotham
thst point strongly to this belief. In the
first place. It Is argued, Clifton could
hardly have committed tha crime unaided,
and In the second place considerable prop
erty that was stolen has not been recov
ered. . All that Clifton admitted having
taken has been recovered. He says he took
But why Clifton would shield an accom
plice cannot be understood, unless It Is that
Clifton realises that he would gain noth
ing by telling on his companion.
The authorities are now working on sev
eral clues and It Is possible that before
Clifton's case come to trial they may un
SECRET ABOUT THE SUIT
i . ,
Mrs. Roland B. Molineas . Is I'slng
Every Ulnar to Avoid
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., May IS (Special.)
Extraordinary 'efforts are to be made to
suppress every detail of the divoree suit of
Mrs. Roland B. Mollneux and prevent pub
licity being given It. All the Influence of
United States Senator Klttredge and his
familiarity with the procedure In such cases
will be used to keep the details of the case
from the public. . -
While the law firm of Klttredge, Winans
St Scott was engaged to conduct the ap
proaching suit of Mrs. Mollneux Senator
Kittredege haa now taken personal charge
of the case and will conduct It until a de
cree Is granted and Mrs.. Mollneux depart
for New York.
Mrs. Mollneux has been enjoined not to
talk to any one about her case, and those
who call upon her for Information will sim
ply be referred to Senator Klttredge, who
absolutely refuses to discuss her case In
An Idea appears to prevail that the six
months required by Mrs. Mollneux to es
tablish a legal residence In the city and
state expired yesterday. According to rec
ords here she did not reach Sioux Falls
until November 14 lust and her six months
will not expire until Thursday of this week.
From the best Information Mrs. Mollneux
will apply for a divorce on the grounds of
extreme cruelty, which Is one of the six
cause for which divorces are granted In
South Dakota. Extreme cruelty, under the
state statutes, eonaiata or the infliction of
grievous physical or mental suffering, and
Mrs. Mollneux, if her suit Is based on this
ground, as expected, will allege that her
husband's arrest and conviction on the
charge of murder Inflicted upon her griev
ous mental suffering.
METHODISTS TURN MASONS
Laying; of Cornerstone Is Today's Fea
ture of Edneatlonal
MITCHELL, S. D., May I3.-(Spcial Tel
egramsToday the feature of the Metho
dist educational convention was the laying
of the cornerstone of Century Memorial
hall, the new building that is being built
for Dakota university. The ceremony was
conducted by Bishop McCabe and Rev.
William F. McDowell before ihe immense
audience of convention delegates and oltl
sen of the city.
Aside from the laying of the corner
stone of Century Memorial hall today
nerstcne of Century Memorial hall today
the big feature of the Methodist educa
tional convention was the raising of 110.000
with which to complete the building. Prac
tically $9,000 was pledged at the big mass
meeting tonight held In the com palace
Ljnd the balance of the sum will be raised
pbefore the convention adjourns tomorrow
night. Bishop, McCabe of Chicago stood
in the attitude , of promoter .tonight -and-
his worn hAd;a. telling effect.. The. money
was subscribed by citizens of this .city and
by delegates from all parts of the state.
Attempt to Wreck Fast Train.
LARAMIE, ' Wyo., May 11 (Special.)
What Is believed to have been an attempt
to wreck an eastbound mall train was dis
covered when . No. 10 Engineer George
Hasklns, ran onto a cross tie placed on
the .rails .a few miles east of Laramie.
The train was running at a high rate of
speed, but no damage was done. The tie
lodged under the pilot and waa puahed
along on tho "rails until the train was
brought to a stop. . Company detectives
are working on the case, but have-- dis
covered no cluea.
Goes from Bad to Worse.
Always true of constipation. It begin
many maladies, but 'Dr. King' New Life
Pill cure or no pay. Only 25o. For al
by Kuhn -Co.
Hear Mme. Nordlca alng at the Ak-Sar-Ben
den Friday night.
FORECAST. OFJTHE WEATHER
Fair and Warmer Today Predicted
lor Both Nebraska and
WASHINGTON, May 11 Forecast for
Thursday and Friday:
Nebraska Fair and warmer Thursday;
Iowa and Kansas Fair and warmer on
Thursday and Friday.
Illinois Fair Thursday and Friday;
warmer Friday fresh north winds becoming
South Dakota Fair, warmer Thursday;
Friday showers and cooler In west por
tion, fair In east.
Colorado Fair Thursday, cooler In west
portion; Friday fair, except showers In
mountain districts, cooler In east portion.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU,
OMAHA, May 11 Official record of tem
perature and precipitation compared .with
the corresponding day of the last three
Var: 1901 1901. U01. MOO
Maximum temperature .. fcf i il f
Minimum temperature ... 4i J
Mean temperature I P
Pr.inlLatlon 08 .1 .00 .00
I Record of temperature and preepltaUon
i at Omaha for thia day and since March K
Normal temperature J
i:xceea for the day
T,.tl excess alnce March I
Normal precipitation "'nch.
, .....unAu tttw tha riav .Un Incn
Total rainfall aince March 1 t lnchea
Iiertclency since March 1 -'.nc?
en-lency for cor. period. 1902.. 1.69 nche
Uenelency for cor. . period, 1W1..1.67 lnthos
Renerts from stations at T P. M.
: 3 B
: 2 : B "
; : :
! 5 :
: . r .
7 v oo
70 72 .00
IM 7u .Ou
U 8-i .00
70 74 .00
66 70 .00
SO 14 .00
44 10 .00
S 70 .1
6H 68 .00
ti 76 .01
66 . 68 T
8 J ' 90 T
78 84 T
74 76 .00
101 74 .01
CONDITION OF THE
Omaha, part cloudy
Valentine, clear ......'.
North Platte, clear,..
Cheyenne, clear ......
Halt Lake, cloar
Kapld City, clear ..'..
Huron, part cloudy .,
Chicago, cloudy ,
Bt. Louis, cloudy
Bt. Paul, clear
Davenport, cloudy ..,
Kansas City, cloudy
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A. WBl.HH,
Local Forecast OthulaL
Hear DeReaske. sing Tha Palme Friday
night at the Aa-aar-Bea dea,
CHILDREN CHEER ROOSEVELT
Little Ones Gather in Thousand to Ores
President In Tr soo.
M'KINLEY MONUMENT SITE DEDICATED
Roosevelt Breaks Cronnd on Which
Western Metropolis Will Balld
Memorial la America's
SAN FRANCISCO. May 13,-Presldent
Roosevelt arose early this morning and
from hie windows In the Palace hotel saw
the sun break from a threatening bank
of fog before the hour marked for the
first event on the program prepared for
'At S o'clock he was In his csrrlage, ac
companied by-Mayor SchmlU and a few
moments later, escorted by a squadron of
cavalry and members of the executive
committee, proceeded to Native Sons' hall
on Mason street. As on yesterday tha
streets were thronged with people and the
president's tpproach was the signal for
hearty cheers. At the hall a hearty Cal
ifornia welcome waa given the nation's
chief executive by the assembled sons and
daughters of the golden west, aided by a
big delegation of pioneers, t-ome of these
old timers came to the state before the
date ef the president's birth.
The president's reception was not marked
by much formality and he waa evidently
impressed by the sincerity of bis greeting.
He was presented with a souvenir of solid
gold, which he accepted 'with a few words
Children Greet Their Chief.
Meanwhile the school children ot the city
had asaembled by thousands on the broad
sidewalks of Van Ness avenue. Each boy
carried an American flag and they lined
the thoroughfare, tor many blocks. Shortly
after 10 o'clock the president reached the
avenue and waa driven slowly through the
files of children, who cheered wildly and
moved their banners as they noted hi
Tha president then proceeded to the Fre
aldlo military reservation facing the Oo'.den
Gate, where he reviewed the United States
troops rtatloned at this point. The soldiers
were under command of Major General
MacArthur, and their appearance, aa well
as the military evolutions skillfully per
formed for his Inspection, elicited high
praise from the president.
From the Tresldio through the Golden
Gate park to the Cliff house on the bluff
at the southern side of the entrance of San
Francisco harbor the presidential party
was. taken. Here lunch was served, after
which the president returned through the
park to its Baker street entrance, where he
broke ground for .a monument to the late
President McKinley to be erected by the
cltlsens of Ban Francisco. Veterans of the
Mexican, civil and Spanish wars were here
assembled and were especially referred to
In the president's address.
The ceremony was opened by Chairman
A. A. Watklns, who presented Mr. Roose
velt a souvenir made from the material
with which the. monument will be built.
The president said It was appropriate
the first a.horel should be turned In the
presence of the old "comrades of President
McKinley In the time of 1861-65, end con
tinued: It Is not too much to say that no man
since Lincoln's was as widely loved In
this country ss President McKinley for It
was given to. him not only to rise to the
most exalted station but to tvplfy In his
character and conduct those virtues which
every American citizen worthy of the name
liked to regard ae his.
After .bfe .ptbuslast,lQ..receptlon . by the
Press club yesterday, during which he wae
notified that he had iieen elected a life
member) President Roosevelt Inscribed the
following on the records of the organisa
tion: "Good hick' always to the San Fran--eisco
Press club, from its members Theo
dore Roosevelt, May 12,1903."
FREMONT GREETS VETERANS
(Continued from First Page.)
developed thus far- for department com
mander. They- are Judge Lee Estelle of
Omaha. W. H Oreen of ' Omaha and the
present senior Vice department commander,
S. 8. Peters of Beatrice. -
The Nebraska department Indorsed the
candidacy of General John C. Black for
Chamberlain's ftsaiscfe ana - Liver
Tablets Are Jnst What Ton HeaeJ '
When you feel dull after eating.
When you have bo appetite.
When you have a bad taate In your mouth.
When your liver Is torpid.
When your bowels are constipated.
When you bave a headache.
Wbea you feel bilious.
They will Improve your appetite, cleanee
and Invigorate your stomach . and regulate
your liver end bowels. . Price 25 eents per
Hear Mme. Nordlca sing at the Ak-Sar-Ben
den Friday night.
Takes Refractories Home.
MITCHELL, S. D..' May IS. (Special.)
Yesterday Superintendent J. M. Brown ot
the new Mandan, N. D., reform school,
transferred the Inmates from the Plan-
ktnton reform school. These children have
been kept In the South Dakota Institution
for a number of years, as the north state
wss without a reformatory. The expense1
however,' has grown to be so large for
keeping the Inmates that North Dakota
thought It could better afford , to build an
Institution of It own.
TUESDAYS, JUNE 24 aod 16th.
' VIA THE .
AND IRON KOUMTAIM ROUTE
1 TO CERTAIN rOIKTU I THB
WEST AND SOUTHWEST
ONE - WAY RATE
For the Round Trip (plus $2).
Flanl Limit of Tickets, SI Days.
Awns Km within trill.
sit limit of 16 days going after reaching
first homeseekers point en route.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION or land
pampniets, loinri ni-, en..,
agent UI tne company, ur
T. F. GODFREY, Paee. at Ticket Agr.
TOM Hl'OHEl) Traveling" Pass. Act
. M. C. TOWHSEXD,
Gen. Pa, aod Ticket Agt., BT. LOU. MO.
Little Liver PUls.
Must Bear Signature) f
fee Peo-gissile Wrapper Belewt
V) take aa
FCR TORPID LIVER.
roR utiow tun.
CURE 6ICK HEADACHE
LOST 77 POUNDS OF FAT I
"Three year ago' i
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tcent -lid me Is wonder
ful. When I began tak
ing It I could not walk
a square; I can now
walk to town, which Is
ten miles ffoin my
lit use. 1 have lost 77
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am feeling well In every
way. I feel like a new
If you are Interested
In my treatment for the
removal of supvrflous
fat, send for a bottle
toriny. You will te as
tonished at the prompt
ness with which results kre accomplished.
lrlA ?ul1 trAttmpnt bottles, irt.00:
single bottles, $1.00. Ask your druggist to
supply you. If be has none of Drefs' Re
duction Pills in stock nnd efuses to get
them for you. order direct of me. Address,
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A kin o beavty U a joy forever.
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Trck:, Moth Patch,
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17 1 UM It to
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sure It Is propsrl
mads. Aqcaut am
eountsrfclt of lml
lar - Dm. Dr. L.
I A. Bmrn aald to
IsdT of h bant.
'ton (a pallantl:
"As you ladia
will aa thtm. I
rxoBmao "COURAtrD'l CREAM" aa tho Ut
karmful t all tha akla sreparallona." For sal r
all srusslata so fanor sooda doalera la tba Uoltad
sums aa auras, i '. :...--' r,n
i f . rERO. T, HOPHIKS, Prop's r"
. a Am.1 JnBU w v . ' . . .
A Wlso Woman
will try ) SreMrvt kr bcsrwry. A mmm
Imperial Hair Regenerator
restores Grey er BlsaohH hair to any
natural eolor or shut. It le clone, our
sola, ase ONK APPLICATION W ILL
LiSf TO! MONTHS. Rftmnla ai hall
eoloreg frea, Bead tot ganhlae.
Imperial Chemical Co.. 136 W. IBM 8u. ti. T.
no id by Bhetaaan A htcconaell Drug Ce
-,- 1 ura year eld
books Into monaj.
Telephone B 1157
end ear represen-'
tatlve win call.
Old Booke Shop."
Mil FARNAM 8T.
and the) full
mm. s es a a a jn a a
With tne M3f Musical mum tnoir
of 150 Voices. -
it.dai tha Direction at T. J. Kelly. .
Friday Eve., May 15
Single admission seats, 11.00: reserved
eats. 11.50 and 12.00; box seats, 13.00 each.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT
II. J. Petifold Co.,
1403 Far nam St. ' .
BOYD'S Y seK
FERRIS STOCK CO
Tonight and Balance of Week The Thrill
ing V rsieril fliriu-ii
Prices Mat., any seat. 10c: night; 10-lS-tt
Sunday Nlgtt. "BHAMU8 O'BRIEN."
0B RIGHT, OM.V FRIDAY, MAY IB.
WEBER & FIELDS'
ii i.iriR stock: to.
TWIRLY-WBIHLY . .
THE BIO LITTLE PRINCES
Seats now on aale. Prices, 6o to 13.00. Cur
tain ralaes at 7:46.
Vinton (treat Grenada.
May 12 12-U-1&. ,
Game called at I. si,
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