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WOMEN DRAW KNIVES
Strike fljaifathiserB Attack Working Men
on Hew York Bubway.
THROW STONES AND FLASH STILETTOS
Folios Arreit Fsur Amisons, Two Carrying
Murderous Looking Daggers
FEW BRIDGEPORT CARS ARE RUNNING
Sunday Biot Ltadi Company to Use Cau
tion in Resuming Traffio.
MOBILE MEN AGREE TO INJUNCTION
Railroaders' Counsel Submits Text,
Admitting? Co art Most Issue Order
According to Freeedeat
la Debs Case.
irish Dispute uver king
Free Fight laterrupia Meeting Wku
Maada Gonne Demands Saab)
DUBLIN, Mar. ',', Scenes of extreme
disorder were wltt. r
night In support of tf
NEW YORK, May The police were
called out today to quell a riot at Broad
way and Sixty-eighth street, where several
Italian women, evidently strike sympath
izers, had been intimidating tne men at
work on the subway. Stones were thrown
indiscriminately and the women Hashed
huge stilettos. Four uf the women were
arrested. Two of them had stilettos, on
of which waa two feet long.
The police In the Bronx borough who
were on the lookout for any disturbance.
arrested two batches of ltllan strikers
early today. The men. twenty-one in num
ber, who were arrested, were loitering
along the excavation. One of them had a
loaded revolver in his pocket.
, The Central Federated union has decided
unanimously to stand by and aid with money
the subway strikers in their demands upon
the contractors for a work day of eight
hours and i a day.
The twenty-one men arrested ' In the
Bronx were later arraigned in court. One
man who carried a stiletto waa held In
1,000 ball for trial. The others were fined
small amount each for disorderly conduct.
NO Attempt to Start Cars.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn.. May IS. Id view
of yesterday's serious Jrlotlng, the officials
' of the Connecticut Railway as Lighting
company mad no effort to start cars on its
lines m the early hours this morn
lug, preferring to wait until the
mutter of protection waa decided. To
consider this matter a meeting of the
police commissioner waa held this morn
ing. Major MuIvlhlU'a alleged Interference
with two deputy sheriffs, who were trying
to arrest a stone thrower was denounced
by Sheriff Uawley, Who Informed the po
lice commissioners that unless the pollc
were able to cop with th situation he
- would t&ke the reins of authority today
and summon statu aid without further
parley. All waa uulft about the city early
At U o'clock th company started cars on
V'th line to Stratford but did not Attempt
10 open any ptnr jme. 11 was Announced,
,fr.ftow wve r: Jtmfcabe. JBayaum mwmi 44n. ion
which the rioting occurred yesterday, would
b reopened for buslnesa later.
Sheriff " Uawley swore In ; 100 extra
deputies during th day. ' In the court to
day two of the man arrested yesterday were
held In 1100 each for the superior court.
When th pollc commissioners' confer
ence adjourned it was announced that
Mayor Mulvlhlll had agreed to not Inter
fere with their conduct during the strike,
and that Superintendent Birmingham of the
police and Sheriff Hawley would be allowed
to work together unhampered for the pres
ervation of order.
Coart Grants Injunction.
JACKSON, Tenn., May 18. When th fed
eral court met here today to hear the ar
guments In the Induction proceedings
gainst the striking employes of the Mobile1
A Ohio railroad. Judge W. T. Irwin of
Springfield, Mo., spoke for th strikers. He
t said on the face of the bill any Judge
would have to grant th restraining order
issued by Judge Hammond, as It was th
samo as that approved by th supreme
court in th Debs case, and that the strlk
ers In this case had no Intention and never
had any desire to do any of th things
prohibited by th restraining order and
they reserved their defense for th hearing.
Judge Irwin, on behalf of th strikers, then
J' submitted to an order for a temporary in
J junction until th final hearing, to be In
1 the same language aa th restraining order.
" The Inference Is general that this indi
cates a speedy settlement of the strlk.
The form of order for Injunction was
agreed upon by th lawyers and court ad
Press Operators on Itrlke.
SCHENECTADY. N. Y.. May 18-Two
hundred punch press operators of the
Oenersl ElectrlO works, went on strlk to
day demanding the reinstatement of several
of th leading members of th union who,
It Is declared by th men were discharged.
because of their agresslveness. Th men
assert that the company is trying to dls-
integrate their union. The 100 men in the
night gang. It was asserted, will also rsfuse
to work. There is a strong probability
that th moulders In ths employ of th
company will strike tomorrow to enforce
their demand for a 10 per cent increase in
Strive (or Settlement.
DENVER. Colo.. May 18. Th Stat
Board of Arbitration and commissioner of
the Chamber of Commerce and th Allied
Printing trades continued their efforts to
bring about an agreement between th
Cltiiens' alliance and th labor unions.
but apparently with little prospects of ad
Justing matters, aa the general committee
of organised labor adheres to Its determ
ination not to recognise th alliance. The
numbor of strikers today la estimated to
be S.430 by th labor committee.
The labor committee estimates that 26 per
cent of th 4.000 men affiliated with the
Lullding Trades council are Idle today. The
cause Is lack of material. The lumber
yards are tied up and unions refuse to
handle the little material that is delivered
by nonunion teamsters. Th commltte
estimates that 80 per cent, or 8,300 building
laborers will b out tomorrow. At noon to
day there were 8.065 people on strike or
Kohlaaot'a Mea Strike.
CHICAGO. May U.-By their action in
voting to strike in sympathy with the
colored waiters of th same firm, th bakers
In the wholesale plant of H. H. Kohlaaat
A Co.. have precipitated a lockout
The bakery and the on remaining
restaurant war closed today for an Inde-
nnite ierioa. wore taan tw employes are
thrown out of work.
CHICAGO. May It-Five hundred
blacksmiths' helpers struck today to com
pel lhlr employers to accept a wage scale.
after refusing to accept a rooommendatlon
by a committee of their number to submit
their differences to arbitration. Nearly as
many blacksmiths are also said to hav
followed la a aynvpatbaUo aula.
t a meeting to
fund. Members of the v- f, 'eugue who
were opposed to giving '-Iward a
friendly welcome on his co. 'sit to
Ireland precipitated the dlsorov
Timothy Harrington, lord mayot ib-
lWn. was In the chair. While John. ted-
mond was addressing the meeting Mrs. Mc-
Bride, formerly Mies Maude Uonne, ad
vanced to tho platform and Interrupted th
proceeding by asking Mr. Harrington
whether he Intended, as head of the mu
nicipality, to oppose the presentation of an
address of welcome to the king. Mr. Har
rington replied evasively. Mrs. McBrfrle
Insisted on a direct answer, whereupon wild
disorder ensued and Mr. Redmond waa un
able to continue his speech.
The members of the Gaelic league tried
to storm the platform amid cries of "Put
them out!" Fierce collisions between the
Gaelic leaguers and other members of the
assembly were common. Chairs were
hurled to and from the platform and
many persons were injured In the desperate
efforts made to eject th disturbers and
John O'Donnell, member of Parliament for
South Mayo, was badly injured In th bead
during the scuffle. Many person fled terror-stricken
from the hall. John Redmond
persevered in continuing his speech and
presently a semblance of order was re
stored, and a resolution In accordance with
the feeling of the meeting was carried.
CHINA REFUSES TREATY PORTS
Tells lulled States aud Japan Rus
slau Opposition. Is Too
PEKING, May 18.-s-Chlna. in reply to
further representations of the United
States and Japanese ministers has again
pointed out the impossibility of Including
In th commercial treaties new treaty ports
because of Russian opposition. The Ameri
can minister proposea thai China open
Mukden Harbin and a small port at the
mouth of th Yalu river. '
C. C. Baldwin of New York, a representa
tive of the Southern Cotton Mills, who has
been Investigating the trade conditions in
Manchuria, reports that the American cot
ton trade was increasing enormously until
recently, when the Russians began to exert
pressure upon th Chinese, amounting to
coercion, for second orders for Russian
firms, amounting to 800,000 bales of goods,
otherwise would have gone to America
Mr. Baldwin says the foreign firms com
plain bitterly of the difficulty of conduct
ing business under the Russian admin
Istratlon, and he believes that unless the
Russian absorption of Manchuria - is
checked the United States will be deprived
of a most promising market for cotton
goods within a few years.
10PE CHAMBERLAIN WILL GO
German Ministers See Trouble Ahead as
Essnlt of Protection Bpeech.
MODERATE PAPER CRITICISM ADVISED
Editors Given Hint Not to Incense
Great Britain and Tho Precipi
tate Tariff War Till
BERLIN, May 18. The possibility of
trade hostilities with Great Britain pre
sented to Germany by Mr. Chamborlaln In
his recent speech at Hlrmlngham comes
at an opportune time. For Count von Bue-
low a fresh and Incalculable problem
arisen, while the reconstruction of the
commercial treaties with other countries
was proceeding on well-understood condi
tions. The members of the ministry hope
that Premier Balfour and the majority of
the cabinet will decline to follow Mr. Cham
berlain's suggestion and he will be obliged
to leave tho cabinet.
So far as any reply can be made to Mr.
Chamberlain's auggested British attitude
toward . German interstate relations and
Germany's treatment of Canu.1t. es though
the latter was not part of the Urltlsh tin
plre, It Is said Canada Is an Independent
state In commercial relations.
The newspaper here, wolch are usually
ready to avail thema;i'scs of any oppor
tunity to attack -Jr.j-it BrlUln or Mr.
Chamberlain, either way nothing oil II, b
subject or use moderate Ikiucuak In con
tending that Germnny can inji're l'ntish
trade more than Groat lirttaln can Injur
Germany's. A hint hems to have Knn cut
from the Foreign oflci f th- editors to
say nothing which might irritate the Hrit
Ish, but to simply wait and see what hap
pens in the British cabinet
Some of the papers declare Great Britain
will be Initiating a tariff war ot all ex
porting countries. Including the United
States, If it supports its colonies ty Im
posing a preferential lariff.
GREAT SINGER IS BURIED
rjaneral. of ybl ''r,r'". t'jpr!"
marked by Profusion, of
PARIS, May 18.-Th funeral of Sybil
Sanderson took place today at th church
of St. Honor d'Eylau and was largely
attended by representatives of the operatlo
and theatrical world, including M. Mou
Herat, M. Delmaa, Mile. Jeanne Granler
and M. Egura Mandlck. operatlo artists
Sir Henry Austin Lee of the British em
bassy; M. and Mme. Joan Qulperea,
representatives of the United States
embassy, and many members of the Ameri
can colony. The floral offerings were so
numerous that the casket waa burled In
flowers and the hearse was transformed
Into a floral chariot. The surpllced choir
was augmented by an archestra and
several prominent singers. M. Tlsserand,
the tenor, sang the "De Profundi" and M.
Reder, the baritone, rendered "Ego Bum."
Crowds surrounding the church and many
persons were unable to gain entrance to
COLOR NO BAR IN AFRICA
Lord MUner Declares Civilised Ni
tlves Entitled to Whit Man's
JOHANNESBURG, May 18-Lord Milner,
high commissioner of South Africa ad
dressing a meeting today on the native
question, contended that natives who
raised themselves to a level with the
whites were entitled to equal privileges.
Ho sympathized, he said, with th feeling
in South Africa against an Influx of
Aslastic's, but that Influx should be re
sisted on economic grounds, and not on
th score of color.
ASKS MEDALS FOR MOTHERS
French Senator Proposea to Deeorat
Wives with Large Families.
PARIS. May IS.-Benator Plot has written
to Premier Comb proposing that th gov
ernment accord decoratlona to mothers of
The aenator says th present depopula
tlon Is a serious menace and urges tha
mothers of large families ara entitled to
equal consideration with firemen, gymnasts
and others who recently hav been dec
BERKNDA. Cat.. May 18. President Roose
velt broke all road records for Yosemlte
park travel today when his coach came
from Yosemlte to Raymond, where his
train awaited. In ten hours of actual travel.
The distance Is stxtytnlne miles.
The president passe last night In camp
t Bridal Veil Falls, a few miles from the
postofflc at YosemltA He slept soundly.
and when he awoke this morning declured
he had never felt better In his life.
He has lost all appearance of being tired
and his eyes are brlffht. The members of
his party who had passed Saturday after
noon and Sunday at Jfnsemlte, Joined the
president at the falls. Here he bade good
by to his guides, Lydid" and Leonard, and
mounted to his seat on the coach beside
The morning was coof lend clear and the
dust was not as bothersome as on the trip
Into the valley. rV
No Incident occurred1. to mar the pleasure
of the drive and th coach rolled Into
Wawona shortly before-ll. Here luncheon
was taken and at 12 tf th trip to Ray
mond was begun. Th$ driver of the presi
dent's coach waa on his mettle and he put
his horses to their best paces. When Awah
nee was reached the! party alighted and
light refreshments weje served.
The run from Awahioe to Raymond was
the dustiest of the trip rxnd the president
and his traveling companions were badly
In need of baths whea they reached their
train. An escort of 'cavalry from Fort
Wood, which Is situated at Wawona, ac
companied - the president to ' Raymond.
When Bcrenda waa ranched the president
found a large crowd gathered to greet him.
A special train from Fresno brought
members of the Chamber of Commerce and
their friends, who warmly greeted the
president as he appeared on the platform
of his car.
He made a brief address, thanking the
people for coming to nee him.
ALFONSO 0PENSTHE CORTES
Asks Aid to Revivify Nation He So
Lately Cam to Halo
MADRID, May 18 Th Cortes reas
sembled today. In the speech from the
throne. King -Alfonso expressed confidence
that Parliament would do Its utmost to
help him at tha beginning of his re git to
revivify the life of th nation, improve the
laws, strengthen the credit of th coun
try and develop the national resources and
general liberty and well being of the peo
He referred to th ties of love and flillal
respect which bound the people and ex
pressed the hop that th negotiations for
remodelling the concordat would nd satis
Th king concluded with reference to the
cordial relations existing , between Spain
and other countries, which he . empltned
by th situation in Morocco. 'All Euro
pean governments, h asserted, ', agreed
that' apafn1 Should .maintain th integrity
of th sultan of Morocco.
RUSSIA KEEPS TARTARS HOME
Refnaea Passports to Youths Ap
proaching Military Age Who
Wish to Kmlgrate.
ST. PETERSBURG, Friday. May 18. Th
workmen's troubles anticipated for the
Russian May day. May 14, have only been
postponed until May 29, the two hundredth
anniversary of the founding of St. Peters
burg, when great demonstrations may be
The governor of Taurlan has written to
the police forbidding the further Issue of
passports to young Tartars approaching the
military age. The government points out
that the large exodus of Tartars to Turkey
Indicates a desire to evade military service
The Tartars, however, aver they are em!
grating to the Crimea because of the 111
treatment they hav been subjected to.
ALBANIANS ARE HUMBLED
Telegraph Snltan that They Are
Ready to Accept Necessary Mens,
area for Peace.
CONSTANTINOPLE, May 18. The Turk
Ish officials observed much reserve re
garding the details of the fighting which
occurred during the advance of the Turkish
troops In Ipek, Albania, which waa occu
pled May IS- Several hundred Albanians
are reported to have been killed or
wounded. The Albanians, It Is declared
have :elegraphed to the sultan announcing
fidelity and readlnees to accept the meas
ures necessary for the pacification of
their submission and expressing their
PRESIDENT TRAVELS FAST
ty-Klnej Miles In
OMAHA BIDDERS INCREASE
lluoh in Evidence in Opening o.' Bids fcr
Supplies for Indians.
MATHEWS0N HAS A TALK WITH JONES
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Says
He Does Kot Know Whether
Winnebago Agent Will
May In Service.
WILL TALK OF EXPORT RATES
Western aud Trunk: Line Representa
tive Will Discuss Official
NA8HVILLB. Ind., May 18. Executive
officials of western railroads today ap
pointed a committee of seven to meet the
trunk line representatives to try to reach
an agreement regarding the publication of
import and export rates.
It has been ascertained that tha Inter
state Commerce commjaslon will be satis
fled with either the publication of through
rates from the point f origin in Europe
to the point of destination In -this country
and vice versa, or of the Inland proportion
of the Import and export rates.
The solution favoredf by many of the
traffic men Is an agreement regarding fixed
differentials below Nett York on both im
ports and exports whicfc can be allowed all
other ports from Montreal -to Galveston.
WESTERN U-PACICICL. ASSURED
New Railroad Between San Fraaelseo
and Salt Lake Certain to
Be Built. V
BAN FRANCISCO, May 18.-W. J. Bart-
nett, who went east a month ago to in
terest capitalists In the proposed Western
Pacific railroad from this city to Salt Lake,
has returned and says "the road is now an
absolute certainty; It will be completed
from Salt Lake to the coast as expedi
tiously as possible.
"The rumor that the Western Pacific Is
Interested in the construction of the Mid
land Pacific from Bakersfleld to the ocean
Is a matter I will neither deny or affirm."
It has been rumored that George Gould
Is behind the Western Pacific project, but
Mr. Bartnett would not discuss this mat
New Bulgarian Cabinet.
SOFIA, May 18. Owing to the failure of
M. Petkoff, leader of the Btambuloff party
to form a new cabinet. Prince Ferdinand
called upon the former premier. General
Petroff. The latter today Informed the
prince that he had succeeded In the task.
In th new ministry General Petroff Is
premier and foreign minister; M. Petkoff
Is minister of the Interior, and all the other
ministers are of the Btambuloff party.
CAPUCHINS DECLINE TO PAY
Fined (or Resisting Exile Refuse to
Satisfy Judgment of
PARIS. May 18 Many religious dis
turbances occurred today.
At Marseilles, th capuchins, who wer
recently deposed after having barricaded
their convent, were tried and condemned
to pay a fine of 83 each. The father
superior doc la red the fine would not be
paid, whereupon a crowd of about 8.000
persons made a demonstration and a num
ber of arrests resulted.
SPAIN SHIPS GUNS HOME
Removes Obsolete Porto Rlean Ord
nance I'nlted State Refused
SAN JUAN. P. R . May 18.-81X old Span
ish guns of the forts of San Juan, which
th United States refused to buy, are being
hauled to the quartermaster's dock for
shipment to Spain.
Klght new guns have been shipped by thi
United States War department, the am
munition for which has already arrived.
Four of tne guns will be placed at 1
Motto, and four at Baa Cristobal
I'mbrla Is Searched.
LIVERPOOL, May 18 When the Cunard
line steamer Umbrla arrived here It was
searched by detectives, but no arrests were
made. Its passengers were not aware of
the dynamite affair until they reached
Rae Leads to Duel Challenge.
PARIS. May 18 M. Charron, a promi
nent sportsman, has challenged M. Marg
hllman to fight a duel, as the result of a
controversy over a race at Chantllly.
Striker Accept Terms.
MELBOURNE. May 18 Th railroad
strikers by ballot decided today by an over
whelming majority to resume work on th
WOODMEN TAKE IN MINERS
Sailors aud Bituminous Coal Workers
May Now Join Fraternal
MILWAUKEE. Wis.. May 18-Th Wood
men of the World convention today took
a new departure In adding to Its eligible
list, bituminous coal miners and seafar
ing men employed on lakes and r.vera.
Heretofore both of the i la sei ere pro
hlblted from membership.
Th question of taking In saloon keeper
was debated st length but It wai finally
decided to continue to bar this cki from
membership. Tho same action waa taken
with regard to saudalon cu tiara.
HARRIMAN S RECOVERING
Southern Paclflo President Is Able to
Sit t'p and Notice
NEW YORK, May 18. E. H. Harrlman,
who Is Buffering from a slight attack of
appendicitis, sat up today and appeared to
be much Improved. His physicians expect
that he will be able to go out In a few days,
and May 26 be entirely well so he can take
the European trip he has been contem
BURLINGTON BALKS BLACKMAIL
Asked for Cash I Oder Threat to
Dynamite Train, Deposits Rocks
and Arrests Suspect.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., May 18 An effort has
been made to extort $5,000 from the Bur
lington officials here under a threat to
dynamite one of the fast mall trains be
tween Kansas City and Omaha.
A decoy in the form of a bag filled with
rock waa placed at a spot designated by
the robbers, near the town of Watson, Mo.
At midnight last night a man was seen
to approach the bag but rapidly disap
peared on discovering a posse lying In
wait. He was captured by the officers
and proved to be J. H. Franklin, a young
farmer. He declines to give the names
of others who are supposed to be with
him In the plot.
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska- Fair Tuesday and
Cooler In East Portion; Wednesday Fair
Temperature at Omaha Yesterrtoyi
Hour. Drg. Hour. Den.
A a. m u.l 1 p. m T.I
u. m till a p. m ..... . TU
T n. m till ft p. m TM
a a. m H7 4 p. m...;.. TU
U a. m A n p. m TH
1' a. m TO l p. m TT
11 a. ni Til T p. m Tfl
lH in T Hp. m T4
t p. m T5i
SHOOTING AT A R0ADH0USE
SEARCH F0RJJNC0LN GIRL
Disappears la Chicago and Fears Eu.
tertalued She May Have
From a Staff Correspondent.
WASHINGTON, May 18.-v8pectal Tele
gram.) W. A. Jones, commissioner of In
dian affairs, has returned to Washington
from Chicago, where he has spent the past
four weeks superintending the opening of
bids for Indian supplies for the use of his
department during the coming fiscal year.
Mr. Jones said today that the bids received
were more numerous than during former
years and also that prices were consider
ably lower upon a number of staple articles.
He stated that there were more Omaha
bidders than ever before In the history of
"As you probably know." said Commis
sioner Jones, "the government buys for the
Indians almost everything from needles to
threshing machines, and you can see what
a multiplicity of material I have to pass
While In Chicago Agent Mathewson
came to Bee me and we had a long talk. I
do not know whether Mathewson will be
retained In an official position after July 1
or not. He may be continued as superin
tendent of schools, which Is a position In
the classified service, but really I do not
now have any definite Information as to
what will be done In his case."
Commissioner Jones leaves Washington
tonight for New York to be present at the
opening of bids for supplies of clothing for
the Indian service during the coming fiscal
year, which will commence May 19 at t
o'clock. Mr. Jones will practically be ab
sent from his desk during the greater por
tion of the coming three weeks overseeing
th opening of bids In New York.
Routine of Departments.
Petr L. Connelly of Tiffin was today
awarded tha contract for carrying mail
from Tiffin to Curtis, la.
Under annual readjustment of presiden
tial postmasters' salaries th salaries of
th postmasters at Lake Park, Linevllle,
Lohrville and North English, la., - will be
Increased $100 each after July 1 next.
B. T. Van Cleave was today appointed
regular and Jesse Van Cleave substitute
rural free delivery letter carrier at Well
The Iowa National bank of Des Moines
was today approved as reserve agent for
the First National bank of Emmons, Minn.
F. S. Dotson of Lincoln, Neb., waa today
appointed an engineer's aid In the geo
A postofflc has been ordered established
at North View, Converse county, Wyo.,
with Florence I. Clark as postmaster.
, Head O Mall Clerks' Claim.
.- Second , Assistant Foatmaatse . .General
Shallenbarger today directed that Svend
Schlbsby, a railway postal clerk at Kan
sas City, show cause why he should not
be dismissed for promoting suits against
tha government for traveling expenses of
postal employes. There are 9,000 railway
mall clerks in the country and the purpose
Is to prevent a widespread movement to
prosecute a claim which the department
regards as preposterous.
The position of the Postofflc department
Is that the designated headquarters of these
clerks Is the route on which their runs
are made, and not the city or town where
they may happen to live.
Press Work on Coaling Station.
The United States Is going ahead steadily
with plans to acquire th naval base at
Guantanamo, and has taken steps to have
the land surveyed and channels marked.
This work. In advance of the approval by
the Cuban government of the formal treaty,
proceeds with the sanction of the Cuban
government, although the treaty proper
cannot b finally disposed of before next
Root Order Court-Martial. 1
Secretary Root today ordered a court-
martial on Second Lieutenant Oliver P
Robinson, Thirtieth Infantry, on charges
of being short In his accounts of canteen
money. A board of survey was appointed
to examine th shortage and exonerated
Robinson, but the findings were disap
proved by General Davis, commanding In
Cuba Claims Spanish Guns.
Secretary Hay had a conference at th
War department with Secretary Root to
day regarding the disposition of ordnance
In Cuba which formerly belonged to Spain.
The property not having been taken away
during the American occupation. It Is now
claimed by Cuba, but Cuba does not want
to purchase and pay for It. The two secre
taries and soma army officers went over the
matter today and the matter will be fur
ther reported by General Crozler, chief of
Weetera Colon Most Pay.
The. supreme court today affirmed a
Judgment of the supreme court of Mis
souri upholding th validity of taxes levied
by Jackson county, Missouri, against the
Western Union Telegraph company.
Manila Walls to Staad.
A delegation Interested In preserving the
walls of Manila today protested to Secre
tary Root against the removal of any
portion of the wall. The secretary said
only a small portion of the wall along the
river front was to be removed and the ex
planation was entirely satisfactory.
William Desmond Wounded In Left
Breast In Scuffle with Mrs.
K in ni a Metcalfe.
Th troubles of Mrs. Emma Metcalfe and
her former husband, William Desmond Cul
minated last night a few minutes before
midnight In a shooting. Dexmond re
ceiving a bullet wound In the breast.
The couple have had a stormy married
career which has landed the injured man
in the police station a number of times
and about eight months ago she secured
divorce from him. Desmond returned
to the Omaha side of the river and re
sumed his occupation of tending bar and
Mlrs. Metcalfe continued to conduct a
road house near th east and of the Doug
las street bridge.
It Is stated that Desmond has been at
tho house for several days prior to th
shooting and caused some trouble there
Sunday, but nothing serious. Last night.
shortly before midnight, Mrs. Metcalfe
stated Desmond demanded money which
she refused to give him and Desmond pro
ceeded to take It. He threw her down and
took what money she had on her person,
but this waa not enough to satisfy his
desires and drawing his revolver demanded
more and threatened to shoot In case the
demand was not compiled with.
A scuffle ensued during which Desmond
was shot in th left breast. Th Council
Bluffs police were summoned and a doctor
notified to be In waiting to care for the In
jured man but up to 1:30 In th morning
he waa still waiting.
Instead of taking Desmond up town In
Council Bluffs, as had been expected, ha
was brought to Clarkson hospital In this
city. Inquiry at th hospital brought th
"Desmond will not die tonight."
Efforts to secure further Information
failed, tha hospital attendants being un
willing to venture an opinion as to how
serious his injuries are.
No arrests wer mad.
FIX RAILROAD VALUE
Btate Board of Assessment Completes Its
Labors and Adjourns.
SLIGHT INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR
Over Half the Amount Tacked on is Made
Up of Hew Mileage.
SEVENTY-THREE MILES ADDED LAST YEAR
Major Portion of This is th Verdigre
Extension of Elkcorn.
BURLINGTON GETS SLIGHT REDUCTION
Inloa Paclue Is Increased One Hun
dred Dollars Per Mile on Mala
Line and Other Chaages
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. May 18.-(8peolal.)-llie as
sessed valuation of th railroads of Ne
braska is i.'7.077,35S.60. so fixed by the Bute
Board of Assessment, which concluded Its
business this morning and adjourned. Th
total assessed valuation last year was SIS,
6l,e2.70. th Increase, therefore, being
84S8.740.80. And the people asked for an
assessment of $50,000,000. The cause of the
Increase made by th board, to a great
extent, was the fact that th mileage of
the roads had been Increased seventy-three,
miles since the meeting of th last board.
Of this Increase thirteen miles and a fran
tlon belongs to the Union Pacific and alxty
miles to the Elkhorn. Had this seventy
three miles been assessed at Sti.HM and odd
cents per mile, It would have made up the
total increase on all the roads, and would
have left the assessment aa It waa last
year. As It wss not so assessed tha total
Increase figured on the same mileage aa
last year Is 8230,000.
Here are the figures returned by th
This Year's Assessment.
SHOWS PROPOSED WARD LINES
Affidavit of Andrew Rosewnter Also
Dhows Inequality of Hascall's
The affidavit of Andrew Rosewater waa
filed Monday afternoon In the case of Victor
Bosewater and W. G. Shrlver against th
mayor and city council to restrain them
from passing th gerrymander ordinance.
Th affidavit shows th present ward lines
of ' thally-.and. th lines of th proposed
wards, with the residences of th council
men elected and those who desire to hold
Over, together with an estimate of the
voting population of the various wards
under the proposed change. This estimate
shows ' that the voting population varies
from 6S3 In the proposed Tenth ward to
2,009 in the Second ward. There would be
four wards with less than 1,000 voters in
each the Sixth, with 834; the Tenth, with
683: th Eleventh, with 961, and th Thir
teenth, with 666. The revised First ward
would contain 1,382 votes; the Second, 3,009;
th Third. 1,808; the Fourth, 2.0O8; the Fifth,
1,616; the revised Seventh, 1,190; the Eighth,
1,607; the revised Ninth, 1,310, and the
The effort to retain Councilman Karr In
tha body Is shown by the line dividing the
Sixth and Twelfth wards where It has been
dropped two blocks south at Twenty-fourth
streets and runs east to the Fifth ward
line along Willis avenue. Mr. Karr lives
south of the line and Mr. Evans across the
street north of the line. Had th dividing
line been extended east along Lake street,
where It runs from the western limits of
the city to Twenty-fourth street, both Mr.
Evans and Mr. Karr would have been In
the new Twelfth ward.
On peculiar feature of the new map,
which waa remarked by several persons
who saw It, la that th ward designed for
Councilman Hascall, the new Tenth, Is In
the shape of a bottle, with Its base resting
upon the river and th neck outlined by
the angle of Vinton street on the north,
the slope of tha Southern boundary Una
of the city on th Other side.
Name of Road.
A. & N
B. & M
Chi., Neb. & Kan...
G. I. ft W. C
K. C. & O
L. & B. H
Neb. railway ,
Neb. A Colo
J Neb., Wyo. & Wrn.
umana N. P
Omaha & S. W
Oxford & Kansas...
R. V. K. A 8. W
R. V. A Wyoming...
Lincoln & is. vv
Neb. Dlv C. A N. W.. 1.070.08
Chi., St. P., M. A O...
C. R. I. A P
St. Joe branch
Weeping Water Br...
Lincoln Branch . ..I..
8. & P. Branch
Pac R. R. In Neb.,..
K. C. & N. W...
O. N.. W. A. S. F..,.
St. Jo & G. I
O. tt R. V. Branch....
Kearney dt B. H
No. of Per Val-
Mlles. Mile, uatlon.
, HW.04 t 6,7i) 8 616,S!8
. 181.61 10.600 2,011,015
6.1'8 3.&K) 19,(rti
. 352.44 3,700 l,3O4,0-8
. WS.08 3,2(10 17,8f)iJ
. 17H.61 3.200 6B.1W
. 136.74 4,60 elffl.Oot
. 430.71 3,260 1,399.SH7
. 140.78 2,61X1 361,960
. 80.69 6.000 4112.060
61.78 6.600 836,636
. 69.61 3.2 1S0.7W
. 652.18 4,600 I.4M.810
8.60 8.100 26.360
. 49.17 S.OrtO 147,610
73.49 S.6O0 267.215
271.141 6.500 1.491.SM
124.27 6,000 746 620
69.78 4,700 327.96
61.63 3.800 1 95,814
02.26 6,000 663.500
16.64 10,000 1H6.40U
64.88 4.000 359.620
46.89 S.S00 240.667
7.8S 2,5f 19,700
68.18 4.000 2:C72fl
71.22 -3.i 236.0,'n
f0 10 8,500 --: 70.360
129.16 ' 8.000 8H7.4SO
112.81 5,0nh 51.6M
467.38 9.M10 4,627.063
428. SO 1.100 1,499.060
65.74 8.009 197.220
No. of Per
Miles. Mile. Total.
191 .61 810.680 f 2,027,233
CHICAGO. May 18. (Special Telegram.)
The police have been asked to search for
Miss Ma Allep. 18 years old, who Is re
ported to have disappeared In Chicago eight
months ago. Detective Sergeant Hefter Is
working on tha case, but so far his efforts
to trac th young woman have been In
The pollc began their search for Miss
Allen at th request of the sisters of the
Holy Cross convent of Lincoln, Neb., where
she waa a pupil prior to coming to Chicago.
The sisters fear some evil has befallen
their former pupil.
TWO SLEEPERSARE ROASTED
Fire Catches Log Hat, Slaying a
Couple and Injuring
HUNTINGTON. W. Va., May 18. Howard
Polette and Wilbur Cheatman were burned
to death at Campu, Wymlng cunty, to
day and several other companions mere so
badly injured that they may die.
The men were asleep In the second story
of a log building and all escape waa cut
off wha tn fir brok out.
RAIN AND SNOW AID GRASS
States of I'tah and Montana Are Both
Benedted by Heavy
SALT LAKE CITT. Utah, May lS.-Heavy
rain and snowstorms are prevailing
throughout the lnter-mountain region. The
snowfall at some points Is the heaviest
recorded for so late In the year, Helena,
Mont, reporting a fall of six Inches and
Butte nearly a foot. The precipitation Is
gereral over all the grazing country, and
much benefit will result.
BUTTE, Mont.. May 18 Advices from
northern and southern sections of the state
tell of extremely heavy losses among the
lambs as a result of the snowstorm which
prevailed yesterday and last night.
Dillon report say tens of thousands of
roung lambs have fallen under the heaviest
May bllxsurd In the history of this section.
A Great Falls special says H. H. Wilson,
a sheep herder on the range near Portase
has been lout snd undoubtedly frozen to
death. - Wilson's horse waa found wander
ing In deep drifts.
Ranchers about Fort Benton, Cascade and
Grlser hav suffered heavily and reports
of losses com in from every aid,
EASTMAN SUCCEEDS DEMPSTER
Kodak Company Takes Charge of the
Photographic Supply House
The Eastman Kodak company Is th new
proprietor of the camera supply house at
1216 Farnam street, heretofore owned by
the Robert Dempster company. The doors
wer closed yesterday to permit of In
voicing, and Mr. Robert Dempster will re
tire shortly from a business that he has
spent more, than twenty years in building.
The sale has been pending since February
and Is assumed to be a part of th general
consolidation In progress by Eastman of
Rochester. The terms of the sale are un
derstood to be the Invoice value of the
goods on hand plus th probable profits
Mr. Dempster would hav secured by an
other year in business.
SCHLEY GETS BIG OVATION
Americans In Mexico tulle In Paying
Honor to the Famoua
EL PASO. Tex.. May 18-Admlral Schley
arrived tonight from Mexico. His tilp
through the republic was one continuous
ovation on the part of th Americans In
the cities through which he passed.
Movement of Ocean Vessels May 18.
At New York Arrived: Staatendam,
rrom rioiieraam; Armenia, rrom Liverpool
At The I.iZitrd Passed: Kroonlund, from
New York, for Antwerp; Minneapolis, from
New York, for Ixindon; ilnenioio, from
Boston, for Antwerp; L'Aqultalne, from
New York, ror Muvre.
At Cherbourg Arrived: Kron Prlni Wll
helm. from New York via Plymouth, for
Hrenien (and proceeded).
At Plymouth Sailed: Patricia, from
Hamburg and Boulogne.
At Naples Sailed: Vauoouver, from Ge
new. for Boston.
At LondonSailed: Manltou, for New
At KlnMKle Head Passed; Devonian,
from Botton to Liverpool.
At InrtlHtrahull Passed: Corinthian, from
MontreHl for Liverpool.
At IJverpool Arrived: RavxrUn, from
Montreal; Cymric, from New York.
At (iilraltar Arrived : KoenlK Altert.
from New York for Naples and Genoa (and
pr.x-eerierii. Sailed: liohensollern, from
At Hamburg Arrived: Isls, from Ssn
: Francisco via Valparaiso, Montevideo, to,
Name of Road.
B. A M
Omaha tt Southw'n..
Atchison & Neb
Lincoln & Northw'n..
Nebraska A Colo
Chi., Neb. & Kan
Omaha A Rep. Val..
K. C. A Omaha
Mo. Pac, Crete Br..
Pac. Ry. Co. In Neb..
Mo. Pac, Springfield
A Papilllon Hrs
St. Joe A G. I
C. A N. W
F. . K. A M. V
C. 8t. P.. M. A O....
Neb., Wyo. A West n.
C, R. I. A P
Rep. Val.. K A S
G. I. A Wyo. Cen....
Omaha A N. Platte..
Lin. A BlacK Hills.,
Oxford A Kansas...,
Kearney A B. Mills.,
Rep. Val. A Wyo
C. A K. . bi. J. or.,
C. A R. I. Nelson Br
Mo. Pac w. w. nr.
Mo. Pac Lincoln Br.
Omaha Belt Line
Wllmar A Bloux Fall
Br. O. Northern...,
K. C. A Northw'n...,
Totlils 5.703.82 S2,6k8,612
Th B. ft M. main lino waa reduced 880
on the mile, th Union Paclflo main
line was Increased $100 per mile, th Grand
Island ft Wyoming Central was Increased
8300 per mile, the Omaha Belt lln was
left the same, the Kansas City A Omaha
was reduced nJi-OO a mile, th Lincoln ft
Black Hills increased 840 and the Nebraska
ft Colorado was Increased $200.
Board Is Vnanlmous.
Th board Is well pleased with tta action
and the findings a reported were the
unanimous findings of the members. Gov
ernor Mickey ald th Iward considered In
its deliberations all railroad property, In
cluding the earnings and everything. Of
course this means th improvements made
since 1882, and the valuable ' terminals
erected in Omaha since that time. Th
board believes that it has assessed th
roads on from one-seventh to one-tenth of
their value. It get at th Idea that It
has done the right thing by th taxpayers
of the state In the fact that the returns
made by the country assessors shows no
material Increase in assessment on lands.
The board found that In the east and in
the west portions of th atsta land was
assessed at a much higher valuation than
In the central portion. It took this Into
consideration and th assessment of stock
and everything else In th stat In order
to do Justice to the people and to th rail
roads and in order to do Injustlc to no
one. It was on these land returns that
the board figured that It has assessed th
railroads at from one-seventh to one-tentb
of their value.
The board made Its returns and is well
pleased with Itself In spit of th fact
that tha people of the stat wer demand
ing that the railroad assessment b doubled
or at least be Increased to $50,000,000. This
Is all expected to be remedied, however.
In the September meeting of th board
when the new revenue law goes Into effect.
Then the board believe It will get a whack
at th lands and everything else. Including
railroads, and expect to start thing doing.
National Gaard Elections.
Adjutant General Culver has ordered
elections In Company F. First regiment to
fill the place of first lieutenant, which will
beeom vacant June 8. by tho expiration of
the term of Jacob Henderson. In Com-'
pany L Second regiment to fill th
vacancy occasioned by th expiration of
Ui una ot Secn4 LiuUoaat C. M
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