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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1903-TEN PAGES.
SLNGLH COPY Till? EE CENTS.
Cs'estial Washermen Demand More Pay
from Ghicags Employer.
DENVER JUDGE COMPELS MEN TO WORK
Injunction Forbids Engineer to Quit While
Court Control! Gas Company.
ITALIANS ATTACK THEIR COMPATRIOTS
Sew YoTk Eicatatort Uee Fist and feet
hi Best Argument.
MOBILE DISPUTE MAY END SHORTLY
Management aad Inlaa Landers Caa
fer, Hoping ta Arrive at Satis
factory Settlemeat of Pna
CHICAOO, May It. Chinese laundrymen
truck today, tha Mrat strike of the kind
in Chicago history. Tan Chinamen em
ployed in a south aide laundry demandud
mora pay and when it was refused fol
lowed tha example of their white brethren
and walked out.
fevers! of the strlkere picketed the plaoa
while a committee later In the day at
tempted to carry on peace negotiations.
but the proprietor, Willie Moy, locked him
self Inside his shop and refused to treat
Itallaas Riot Again.
NEW YORK. May 19,-Clashea between
police and striking Italians took place at
several points along the line of the sub
The bluecoats on duty along the trench
and tha reservee at the station houses were
called upon to suppress a dosen fights
caused by the attempts of the strikers to
Intimidate their countrymen who tried to
return to work.
The strikers were out as usual at day
break In squads of five to pick up workmen
as t y left their homes. When the men
got, set them they found another set of
plckeja awaiting them In the side streets
just off ihe subway.
The second line of pickets, when they
could not make the men turn back, set on
them, but they confined their efforts strictly
to workmen of tneir own nationality.
At Beventy-second street and Columbus
avenue a young Italian was set upon by
a crowd of strikers. Merchants, messen
ger boys and laborers passing went to
the lad's assistance and a general melee
was in progress when the police arrived.
Three arrests were made. About 1.000
men. or 60 per cent of the required number.
are now at work en the subway.
A gang of Italian strikers tried to In
duce men at work on a church at West
Hoboken, N. J., to quit, the men refused
and the strikers attempted to mob them.
A squad of police. Interfered and In the
1 fight which followed the officers were
roughly handled. Tbey eventually sue-
' eeaded In arresting seven. of the disturbers.
Revolvers aad knives were -used but no
oh Waa ecrlyuslf.lJurr. aiiuouga a pone
man received a slight stab In the abdomen.
Knjolne Me trasa Striking.
DENVER, CoL, May 1. No change has
taken plaoe In the strike situation here
since yesterday. Boycotted houses in varl
ous llnea are reeumlng business with, non
union foroee as rapidly aa possible, but
labor leaders assert that there are no fewer
than TOO members of the union still out
The Btate Board of Arbitration has been
blocked In He efforts In regard to arbitra
tion In consequence of Its failure to secure
the consent of the Employers Cttlsens
alliance, but committees from the printing
tradea and buelness Interests have under
taken to mediate between the labor
executive committee and the alliance.
Judge Bailey of Fremont county has
enjoined the engineers and firemen em
Moved by the Denver Qas and Electric
company from going out on a sympathetic
The order le justified on the ground that
the Denver Gas and Eleotrle Light com
pany Is under the Jurisdiction of Judge
Bailey's court, being in tne nanas oi a re
colver. The men affected say they had no
Intention of going out. aa the general labor
committee had exempted them from the
Mobile Confers with Men.
MOBILE. May !. W. O. Lee, first grand
master of the Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen, and C. H. Wllklns. grand senior
conductor of the Order of Railway Con
ductors, held a conference with General
Manager Clarke and General Counsel Rus
sell of the Mobile ec Ohio today with
view to a settlement of the strike.
Mr. Lee Is In receipt of an address from
Grand Master Morrtssey, confirming as
surances of conferences and the support
of the National Order of Railway Train
men now In session at Denver. The rail
road officers claim the strike Is practically
Miners Ignore Order.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., May 19. Notices
hare been posted at all the mines In the
New River and Loop Creek fields declaring
a strike among the miners and calling upon
all to oeaae work until the union demands
are agreed to. Yesterday waa the time set
for the call to take effect, but so far as
can be ascertained It waa not largely
obeyed. Moat of the men were brought In
to take the placea of those who struck
last summer and have not yet become
members of the organisation. The notices
bear the names of President John Mitchell
Vice President Lewis and Secretary-Treaa
urer Wilson, endorsing the strike.
lm Workers Unit.
CINCINNATI, May 19 About 800 mem
bers of the local sheet Iron workers" union
struck for shorter hours and mora pay.
right Against ' Piecework.
IJMA, O., May U. Three hundred em
ployea of the Lima Locomotive and Ma
rhlne company went on strike today be
cause the company sought to put mechln
lets and molders on the piecework basis.
SHEEP AND MEN DIE IN STORM
Meataaa Ranchers Loan ES.OOO.OOO fcy
new and Three Herders
GREAT FALLS, Mont, May 19-The
heaviest sheep and cattle loss in the his
tory of Montana, the damage of which wilt
foot up as high as $6,000,000. has been
caused by the terrible snowstorm of the
last three days. In some sections fully 90
per rent of the flocks have perished. Three
herders at least have wandered away In
tha Minding storm and been frosen to
Herders have abandoned their flocks on
every hand and fled fur safety to the set
Ue meats aad ranches.
NUMBER OF VICTIMS GROWS
Tot Hulrfd and Thirty-Five Jews
(Copyright. 1903. by Press , X Co.)
BUCHAREST, May 19. (New
Cablegram Special Telegram.) A'-,.
person visited Klschlneff two days .
the massacre declared here that W
troubles occurred on Wednesday and
Thursday of the orthodox Easter week.
The pretext alleged, but one that has been
disproved, was a ritual murder. The ar
rest of the principal agitator was the signal
for a premeditated fanatical attack upon
the Jews throughout the town. At least
800 houses and shops were wrecked and the
ews were beaten and otherwise mal
One hundred and seventy-five Jews were
killed outright and of the 35 wounded
sixty afterward succumbed to their ln-
uties, mHklng a total of 13b to be murdered.
VIENNA. May 19.-(New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The corre
spondent of the World met today and
talked with several fugitive Jews Just ar
rived from Klschlneff, where they were eye
wltnensee to the recent atrocities. One of
them Is a wealthy merchant named Chas
kel Suessel, who, with his wife and Ave
children, lived In a handsome home. . Su
essel was the proprietor of a fine store.
He Is an educated man of GO years. He
I noticed several weeks before the cat
astrophe how the excitement against the
Jews had Increased, and the cause Is now
readily found. Governor Raaben had asked
a rich Jew named Perlmutter for the loan
of 90,000 roubles (about $40,000). Perlmutter
asked two brothers named Alprlm to par
ticipate In the loan. The brothers refused
to do so.
When the massacre began Perlmutter
and the Alprlm brothers asked the pro
tection of the governor, promising him any
price asked. The governor sent a detach
ment of Cossacks to guard the homes of
the three men, where all remalnod un
touched during the terrible days of the
massacre. The price paid for this protec
tion was 20.000 roubles ($10,000).
"On Sunday, April 19, a great number of
country folk came to Klschlneff, tilling the
brandy shops and refusing payment for
drinks. The Jew shopkeepers, who' were
much afraid of their patrons, gave them
credit, knowing full well they would never
see a penny of the money.
"Seventy-five thousand Jews were In the
hundreds of temples and schools, when to
ward evening their little children came
running to them, crying that strange men
filled their homes and were smashing win
dows and otherwise destroying things.
When the Jews rushed to the rescue of
their homes they were met In the streets
by mobs of excited men, who spat In their
faces, pulled their beards, threw them
down and beat them. The Jews at first
showed fight, but the police commanded
them to go to their homes. It was then
the crowds again entered the homes of
the Jews and began their deeds of vlo
WOMEN AID JAILORS' HOME
Fit Vp Amerlena Roosn la New London
... . .Balldlag.rrlaea.jtf Wales ,
LONDON, May 19. The prince and prin
cess of Wales today opened the new Sail
ors' palace, erected In the Llmehouse at
a cost of 1180,000 by the British and Foreign
Sailors' society. A large number of Amer
ican women were present and handed
purses to the princess to fit up the "Amer
Ambassador Choate, In seconding a rote
of thanks to the prince of Wales, empha
sised the interest which Americans took In
the sailors' society. The American women
of London, he said, never lost an oppor
tunity of showing public spirit In all such
causes. They were glad to have been able
to fit up. In the name of the United States,
. "American room" where the American
sailors will always find himself at home.
and be gladdened by the sight of their
glorious flag, the stars and stripes.
YERKES SCHEME IS OPPOSED
London Connty Conneil Committee
Thinks Tab Scheme Contrary
to Pnblle Interest.
LONDON, May 19. The London County
Council today considered a report of Its
parliamentary committee dealing with the
proposed amalgamation of underground
railways In London. The report says:
The proposed company consists of
ktoud of financiers headed by Mr. Yerkes.
Under the agreement provision Is made for
large payments to the Yerkes and Speyer
groups for their service In the formation
and promotion of the company. The com
mittee Is of the opinion that the scheme
needs the fullest coiiHldemtlon by the
public, whose Interests are Insufficiently
guarded by the terms of the amalgama
tion. The County Council took no action on
the report tody.
PAY FOR THEIR OWN CAPTURE
Enronean Canntrles Said to Finance
Trasts Which Swallow Old
BERLIN, May 19 Professor Ernest von
Halle, of the Berlin University, lecturing
on trusts before the American chamber of
commerce tonight said:
One of the nioat 'Interesting; phase i of the
building up of American trusts, especially
In their Invasion of England, was t.ist it
was done largely with foreign money. More
American bills were circulated In Europe
than ever before. The German bourse
law, by heuvily taxing- and thereby limit
lug transactions was driving capital
abroad, enabling German capital to be used
In foreign undertakings to the Injury of
German business. The United Htatei Is
beginning to govern the world Industrially
by supplying the Intelligence and nrganli
Ing capacity, while the world supplies the
LIEUTENANT WALKER KILLEP
Officer aad Two Privates Lost
Lives la Battle with
MANILA. May 19.-Lleutenant Walker of
the constabulary, who yesterday was re
ported missing after the recent fighting In
the island of Cebu, was, it became known
today, killed by a superior band of fanatics
which surrounded the lieutenant's party.
Two privates of the constabulary were
also killed and three were captured. Two
of these prisoners were murdered. One of
Amerlraa Does Homage at Tamh.
ROME. May 19. General Jacob Smith
visited the tombs of King Victor Emmanuel
and King Humbert In thw pantheon today.
He waa received by a group of Italian
veterans, to whom he said he wished to
pay his tribute of respect to the two late
X kings, who were Soldiers, like himself..
CONFEDERATE YETS MEET
Thirteenth Annual Reunion it Held iu New
GENERAL GORDON IS THE ORATOR
-lses Valor of tha Soldiers of the
-ta, hat Says All Ara Sow
Cltlaena at a Re
NEW ORLEANS, May 19,-The thirteenth
annual reunion of the United Confederate
veterans opened today under most favor
The great auditorium erected In the cen
ter of the race track at the fair grounds
was filled with a cheering, enthusiastic
multitude long before the hour set for the
formal opening of the exercises, and when
at noon General J. B. Level t, commanding
the Louisiana division, called the conven
tion to order, there was not a vacant seat
in the hall, which easily holds 10,0u0 people.
Rev. J. William Jones, chaplain general
of tha United Confederate veterans. In
voked the divine blessing, and Hon. T. B.
Kruttschnlctt of New Orleans, chairman
of the local executive committee, under
whose direction the auditorium was erected,
spoke words of welcome to the delegates
and their friends and concluded his ad
dress by tendering to the old soldiers the
auditorium erected for their especial use.
As commander-in-chief of the veterans. It
was the province of General John B. Gordon
to reply, and as his soldierly form and
battle-scarred visage came to the front of
tha rostrum, the delegates rose enmasse
and give him cheer after cheer. 'The gen
eral repeatedly bowed his acknowledge
ment of the loyal and affectionate greeting.
Aasplcloas Event la History.
General Gordon said In part:
To my thought It is most fitting that this
proud and patriotic organisation should
again meet in this historic city which gave
It birth. The meeting of such men aa you
today, whose Dust deeds will remain for
ever an Inspiration to American valor and
to the future sacriltces for constitutional
freedom, is an auspicious event In the
country's history, wherever and whenever
it may occur, but peculiarly Inspiring is
tnis reunion in Louisiana, on tne loutn an
niversary of her birth into governmental
alliance with American states. A Rome
ecclesiastical would have discovered in a
meeting of such mun, at such time, an
omen or good, tne cause oi liberty; ana
American ecclesiastics should see In It
nothing but good to the whole republic. It
must or necessity be benencent ana oniy
Feel Ho Bitterness.
We will not Indulge on this centennial.
this Dolltlcal milennial mornlnx. nor at
other times. In any bitterness. We feel
none. we nave long since drawn tne
curtain of oblivion over the regretful and
unseemly things of the past and we cner
lsh, as Americans, the valor and noble
deeds of both armies and of all sections.
We are satisfied with our record, and
the power that would attempt to make us
blush for it would be both stupid and blind.
We are heirs, Joint heirs, with the repub
lic's children In the Inheritance of freedom
left by our sires. We are proud of all the
past. Moreover, we are now lacing a iu
ture nreanant with tremendous Dosslblll
ties; but we face it with a strength of
hone and assurance, born of an unswerv
Ing purpose to discharge our every duty
to all races and to the entire country.
We are growina old. but we still stand
firmly on the low strip of land which
separates us from a boundless ocean.
And as wo 410 henoe. we will calmly, drop
out' mantles on tne anouiaenr 01 our sons
who will worthily wear them: and In no
crisis of the republic, whether In farm or
neld, will tbey be round wanting.
At the conclusion of General Gordon's ad
dress he led to the front of the platform
Mrs. Btonewall Jackson and said:
It was my fortune, and I will never
cease to thank Ood that It was my fortune,
to follow, to know well and to love Stone
wall Jackson. He Is not here, but the best
half of him Is here In the person of his
wife. Comrades, 1 present to you Mrs,
In the wild cheers that swept the hall.
the fair-faced lady from Virginia was made
to know once more how southern love re
"And here's a young Jackson," called out
the general, leading forward a pretty girl,
Miss Julia Jackson-Christian, the grand
daughter of the famous soldier. As he
spoke he kissed her and the cheers were
redoubled for the general and the girl.
General Gordon then assumed the gavel
and Introduced Governor Heard of Louisi
ana, who, in behalf of the state, extended
a formal welcome to the delegates and their
While the veterans were assembling at
the fair grounds the convention of the
Sons of Vetersns was called to order In
the Crescent theater by J. D. Nix, com
mander of Camp Beauregard.
Memorial services in honor of Jefferson
Davis were held in Christ church at 10
TOO MUCH MONT PELEE MONEY
Relief Committee Has gM.OOO Which
May Go to Aid Fili
pinos. WASHINGTON, May 19. The committee
appointed by the president and the other
committees formed to raise funds for the
relief of the sufferers by the Mont Pelee
eruptions have completed their work. They
report that of the $157,000 collected only
$71,000 has been expended and It Is not con
sldered expedient to disburse the re
mainder. President Roosevelt has eu!iested that
the funds still on hand be sent to Gov
ernor Taft In the Philippines for relief
work there and the committee nf,oun;e
that this suggettlon may be, 'olloweri, or
contributors may have the remainder of
their subscriptions returned to them.
Chancellor Jules Boeufue of 'he French
embassy has been making an effort to se
cure the unexpended portion of ths fund
for the new French hospital In New York
with, It la understood, const lovable success.
WILD ENGINE WRECKS TRAIN
Dashes lata Rock Island Passenger,
Slaylag One nnd InJarlng
WELLINGTON. Kan., May 19-The fast
mall to Kansas City, Rock Island passenger
train No. 36. due In Caldwell at 11:45. was
strurk by a wild engine from the Caldwell
yards a mile south of that station today.
Wllber Burkett of Caldwell was killed
and several others were badly Injured,
among them Mall Clerk Myers. The en
gineer and fireman escaped serious Injury
by Jumping. None of the coaches left the
MOB LYNCHES A WHITE MAN
Florida Crowd Raids Jail aad Eads
Life of Saspeeted Mar
derer. MADISON. Fla.. May 19 A mob entered
the Jail last night, took out Washington
Jarvls, a white man. and lynched him.
Jarvls was carried some distance from the
city, tied to a tree and shot to death. He
was accused of murdering his cousin. John
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Postmasters and Carriers Named aad
Changes in Postmasters'
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. May 19.-vSpeelal Tele
gram.) Harry Gordon has been appointed
postmaster at Cedar Bluffs, Cedar county,
la., vice Ed L. Wallick, resigned.
The following changes In salaries of pres
idential postmustera In Iowa will be made
July 1: Storm Lake, Increased $100; Peter
son and Wesley, decreased from $1,000 to
These rural letter carriers were appointed
today: Nebrasku Gretna, regular, William
M. Hughes; substitute, Charley Shields.
Holdrege, regular, Charles 11. Stevens; sub
stitute, Kuull Cudwaldcr. Iowa Man
chester, regular, Kdward M. Stlmson; sub
stitute, Abuie L. titlmsun; Ryan, regular.
Leonard F. Kussctw substitute, Anna II.
Russell. South Dakota Elk Point, regu
lars, Albert 11. Parker and Ernest M. Uf
ford; substitutes. yVlrs. F. Parker, Joseph
Renlck. Vermilion, ' regular, Charles E.
O'Connor; substitute, John O'Connor.
Harry E. Allen and Harry L. Cowan
were today appointed carriers, and George
C, Parsons, substitute carrier at Iowa Falls,
la., to commence service June 1 next, on
which date free delivery service Is to be
Inaugurated at that place.
Irvin H. Myers of Watertown, 8. D., and
Hugo Hoffbauer of Buffalo, la., have been
admitted to practice before the Interior
The comptroller of the currency today
authorised the First National bank of Mil
ler, S. D., to begin business with a capital
The Hamilton National bank of Chicago
was today approved as reserve agent for
the Des Moines National of Des Moines.
CONDUCTORS CLOSE MEETING
Elect Final Officers aad F.nd Conven
tion with Cheers for
PITTSBURG, May 19. With three rous
ing cheers for Pittsburg the convention of
the Order of Railway Conductors came to
a close tonight.
At the last session ' F. C. Smith of De
troit was re-elected grand Inside sentinel
and U. C. Ferguson of Ogden, Utah, grand
The contest for the two trusteeships re
sulted In the selection of W. J. Burke of
Alleghany and William Welch of Kansas
City, Mo. The members of the Insurance
committee were re-elected without oppo
sition. The convention of the women's auxiliary
will probably close tomorrow1. The auxiliary
elected Mrs. J. H. Moore of Toledo, grand
president, re-elected; Mrs. A. F. Conllsk of
Fort Worth, Tex., grand vice president;
Mrs. W. F. Hlgglns of Columbus, O., sec
retary and treasurer; Mrs. H. L. Rlgg of
Tucson, Aria., grand senior sister; Mrs. J,
W. McQulston of Pittsburg, grand Junior
sister; Mrs. Csrr of Atlanta, Ga., grand
guard; Mrs. Perry C. Callahan of Nash
ville, chairman of the grand executive com
mittee; Mrs. B. F. Wtltse of Philadelphia,
first member of the grand executive com
mittee, and Mrs. Laltf of Cleveland. O.,
second member." '. , - -v" '-
Mrs. Moore, grand president, was made
president of the insurance association; Mrs.
J. M. Sewell of Chicago, secretary and
treasurer; Mrs. A. F. Conllsk of Fort
Worth, Tex., first member; Mrs. H. L. Rlgg
of Tucson, Arts., second member, and Mrs.
Lai IT of Cleveland, third member.
The salaries of the grand president and
the grand secretary and treasurer were
mrde $2,000 per year each, an Increase ,of
LOSE WAY IN WILDERNESS
Old Man and Boy Have Unpleasant
Experience In Long Island
BAY SHORE. L. I., May 19. The eldest
son of George Davis, a farmer near here.
went Into the country on Saturday with
his aged grandfather. They started for
home about dark, but became confused and
found themselves in the woods.
They wandered about all night trying to
find some place which would give them a
starting point In the morning both were
worn out and hungry and the old man was
able to walk so slowly that he sent the boy
on alone telling him to send help as soon
as possible. Although almost worn out
the boy set out but mistook a wood path
and it was not long before he was only
more completely lost.
The grandfather stuck to the road and
reached home In the afternoon. A searching
party started after the boy with the In
formation given, they passed to where the
boy was but missed him. The lad wandered
about till completely axhausted and fell
asleep. It was daylight when he went to
sleep and daylight when he awoke. He
must have slept from afternoon until morn
Ing. He was finally found about seven
miles from home after wandering about
for forty hours.
TRAMPS BURN DESERTED TOWN
Montani City, Onca Popnlons and
Flourishing, Totally Consumed
EAST HELENA. Mont.. May 19. Montana
City, four miles south of here, at one time
one of the most famous placer crimps In
Montana, was totally destroyed by tire on
The camp has been deserted for a long
time and Its loss was discovered only today.
Once a city of 4.000 people, with a daily
paper, first-class hotels and fine streets,
the camp had sunk, until for the lust de
cade it had been entirely abandoned. It
Is thought the fire was the work of tramps,
who were In the habit of stopping at the
deserted cabins and making themselves at
ITCH GROWS 0NKANSAS STOCK
Governor Will Impose Still More
Rigid Quarantine and May
TOPEKA, Kan.. May 19-The State Uvo
Stock Sanitary commission Is in session
here to consider the best method of com
bating the Texas Itch.
As a result Governor Bailey will Impose
a still more rigid quarantine and an order
will likely be made to dip all cattle coming
Into the state.
SIGNS RAILROAD TAX BILL
Gavernor of Wisconsin Approves
Menaare Imposing Ad Valorem
MADISON. Wis, May 19 -Governor I -a
Follette today signed the bill taxing rail
roads ob the advaiorem system.
WILL SOT ARBITRATE
Business Men's Association Declines to
Hold Farther Conference.
EXPRESS BELIEF THEY HAVE FIGHT WON
Consequently Beawn There is No Oooasion
for Another Meeting.
MEN EXPECTED TO MAKE A MOVE TODAY
Big Bestauranti Open Up with Force of
BENNETT SETTLES WITH HIS DRIVERS
Thirty Men Retara to Work oa Terms
Satisfactory to the t'nloa and
Firm Declared ta Be
The Business Men's Association has re
jected the proposition for another confer
ence with representatives of organised
labor looking to a settlement of the strike.
This action was taken last night at another
of the association's secret meetings in
Crelghton hall. The union forces will be
formally advised today.
The employers take the position that
they have the employes "on the run" and
that therefore arbitration Is not necessary.
As one of the enthusiastic members last
night put It "There Is nothing to ar
bitrate; we have them licked."
Last night's meeting of the Business
Men's association was expected to yield a
final basis of settlement of the serious sit
uation. The union forces had, on Invita
tion, sent a proposition to the association
for another conference between the two
committees appointed for the purpose of
trying to arrive at some common ground.
The executive committee of the associa
tion held Its dally meeting yesterday after
noon and drew up a formal answer to this
proposition. That answer was read last
night. It went on to say that one confer
ence had been held with the labor organi
sation's committee and the governor and
that since then the union forces had shown
such manifest signs of weakening as to
warrant the belief In the minds of the ex
ecutive commlttsemcn that they were van
quished and that therefore it did not seem
necessary to go to the trouble of meeting
them half way, aa provided In the proposal
of the union men.
Mnch Enthusiasm Is Shown. -
This letter and the subject matter were
discussed pro and con for some time and
finally adopted. The usual rule was ob
served to withhold any statement from the
press and It was further decided not to
communicate the action of the association
to the union forces until this morning.
During the discussion some enthusiastic
speeches were made by members who were
foremost in decrying the Idea of meeting
the laboring forces half way in an endeavor
to amicably adjust all differences. W. S.
Jardlne said that his transfer company
bad not ,.anjy. .enough . metu,butv was be
sieged with applicants for positions' as
teamsters whom it had to turn away. Re
marks of this character stimulated the
feeling that arbitration is now a thing of
the past and that If a settlement was made
It would be done by the union men simply
asking to be allowed to return to their
work under former conditions, or whatever
conditions their employers saw fit to name.
Great interest was manifest in the
strikers' camps last night over the possi
ble outcome of this meeting. It is evident
from the state of feeling, the anxiety of
the artisans to know whether their em
ployers would agree to treat with them,
that general disappointment and probably
a serious complication of conditions will
follow the announcement today of last
"I look for the employers and employes
to get together now and rather think this
conference will open the way to a final
adjustment of all differences," said the
chairman of the press committee of the
Business Men's association yesterday. "The
radical elements seem to have been sup
pressed by this time on both sides and the
conservative men, the men who see the
need and are earnestly endeavoring to
bring about a settlement of the
strike, are In the saddle. Everything tends
toward peace. However, the business men
are Just as firm as ever so far as their
rights are concerned. There Is no dis
position to concede what they believe to be
their rights, it may be well to repeat at
this time that the Business Men s associa
tion Is not organised to disrupt unionism.
It has no objection to unions living and
thriving so long as they keep within proper
bounds and do not become arbitrary. The
men who compose this association are
business mtn and too Intelligent to think
that they could. If they would, destroy
organised labor. The sooner the union men
get the idea out of their heads that the
Business Men's association is organized to
suppress unionism the better It will be for
Arrange with Bennett.
The thirty team drivers of the Bennett
wagons who have been among the strik
ers yesterday agreed to return to their
work and will do so this morning. J. E.
Crews, president of the Team Drivers'
' union, lust night stated that the conditions
under which the men went back were en
tirely satisfactory and that (mm now on
Bennett's would bo- regarded as a "fair"
house by organised labor. No formal
agreement waa signed between the men snd
the firm, but the former simply go back
on the basis of their confidence In their
employers that they will do. what they
say. Shortly before the strike Bennett
gave his men a raise in wages and they
were not among the precipitators of the
strike, in fact were among the last to go
These letters have been sent by the re
spective labor leaders to the Bennett peo
ple, showing the estimation In which that
firm Is held by the union forces:
OMAHA, May H. The Bennett Company,
fit y. Gentlemen: We wish to state that
the circular which was passed upon the
streets today requesllong the families of
union men not to go near Henriett a store
waa not authorized by this union. Your
concern has been considerate In Its atti
tude toward this organization, and we have
no desire to do you any injury or Injustice.
We make this statement for the purpose of
relieving you of any prejudice that may
have been caused by said circular. Yours
verv truly. J. K. CREWS,
president Ixieal No. 71, Team Drivers' In
ternational Union of America.
OMAHA. May 19. The Bennett Company,
City. Gentlemen: Preferring to the cards
parked upon the streets. In which organ
ised labor Is presumed to have asked
"union men and their families to stay sway
from your store." I have to say that the
representatives of the Team Drivers' union
declare that they have no grlevanoe as-Hlnat
your company and did not authorize the
iiuhlicatloii or such earns, r or tne central
I.ator union. I desire to say that we have
not authorized the publication or distribu
tion of Ihe cards In question, and to fur
ther say that the Bennett company has i.l-
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CONDITION 0FJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Wednesday
and Thursday j W aimer Wednesday;
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday 1
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USES KNIFE WITHEFFECT
George Stevens Severely Cnt Daring
a How In Billy Atklus'
'Tvs done for you this timet"
"Keep away) Keep away I"
This was heard from the steps of the
police station as two men appe.ired through
the doorway of Billy Atkins' saloon across
the street. The second man staggered
along the walk a few yards and then cros
sed the street to the station.
"I'm all cut to pieces!" he said.
The police raided the saloon and brought
ell who were Inside to the Jail, The
nightly fight at Atkins' place had been
more serious than usual. George, or "Slim"
Stevens, the wounded man, was bleeding
profusely from one of his stabs In the
groin and a section of the small Intestine
protrude) Ironi a slush In the abdomen.
Police Surgeon Troetler managed to slop
the flow of blood and made temporary
dressings so that Stevens could be taken
to the hospital. There two hours work
were necessary. He was found to have
a superficial slash on the right side of the
neck, back of the ear, a deep wound In thti
centre of the abdomen which was found
to have passed three Inches to the left
lobe of tha liver, another stab wound below
which slanting upward, cut the wall of the
abdomen and allowed the Intestines to
protrude. The fourth wound severed the
satorius muscle In the right thigh and the
pouparts ligament. Stevens Is a very
strong man and It Is supposed that unless
an Infection develops, he will recover.
The cutting was done by William Curtis
of Jersey City, who accidentally stabbed
himself In the left thumb, cutting an
artery. He was charged with cutting with
Intent to kill. Ten men who were In the
place at the time were also arrested nnd
held as suspicious characters, but are
not thought to have been in the fight. Ac
cording to the stories of the Injured man,
of C. F. Garthwslt, the barkeeper, and of
Thomas Dwyer, a 12-year-old boy who was
looking on, the stabbing was done simply
because, tho bartender told Steven'., who
Is a porter In the saloon, to wake up Curt a,
asleep In tha wine room, and make him
sleep In another place. The bartender
hear a struggle and Stevens laugh and
then Curtis came out, hurrying (or
the front door and Stevens after him with
a raised chair. As the former opened the
door, the latter struck at him, missed and
fell to his knees. On the other hand, the
prisoner, says that ths wounded man and
several others set upon him to rob him and
he struck In self defense. He bad only
90 cents in money and was only released
from Jail the morning before.
DENIES B00OLING CHARGES
Massachasetts Senator Declares Alia
gatlons to Be Grossly
BOSTON, May 19. Senator Harry C. Fos
ter of Gloucester emphatically denied Mr.
Raymond's boodle charges before the sen
ate Investigating committee today.
He admitted going to Mr. Raymond's
office, but said he did so In response to a
request from that gentleman, who asked
him for advlco on a pending measure. Mr.
Foster told him that he had better employ
counsel and suggested ex-Senator William
A. Butler as a good man to further the
proposed bill. With the Introduction of Mr,
Butler to Mr. Raymond Senator Foster
said his connection with the case ended.
IRRIGATION RESERVOIR BURSTS
Dam Gives oat at Pangnltch, . Inun
dating County bat Sparing
SALT LAKE, May 19 A message from
Panqultch, Utah, dated May 16, says ths
reservoir at Hatch on the Panguitch
branch of the Sevier River, went out early
In the morning of the lGth. The damage
Is said to be heavy, but no lives were
lost. The reservoir was being bu,llt to
supply water for an extensive system of
Panguitch Is In the extreme southern
part of the state, fifty miles from a rail
road and no details of the catastrophe are
INDIANA FIELDS ABLAZE
Peat Soil Ignites, Threatening De
struction to Tea Thou
KOKOMO. Ind., May 19 A dangerous
soil fire Is raging In Howard township,
five miles east of Kokomo. The soil Is of
a black peaty nature and from five to
eleven feet deep. In dry weather It Ig
Ten acres have burned out, leaving only
a deep hole of ashes. There are thousands
of acres of this character of soli ami these,
with the growing crops, are threatened
with destruction. The farmers are fighting
the flames by digging deep trenches.
BAPTISTS OPPOSED TO SM00T
Woman's Home Missionary Society
Asks Senate to Refuse Vtah
Man a Sent.
BUFFALO. N. T., May 19-At the sec
ond day's session of the Women's Baptist
Home Missionary society resolutions were
adopted opposing the seating of Reed Bmoot
In the Unltfd States senate and petition
ing the senate to exclude him from Its
councils, and to take such measures as may
secure an amendment to the constitution
making polygamy a crime against the state.
Movements of Ocean Vessels May 10,
At New York Sailed: Kslser Wllhelm
der Grosse, for Bremen, via Plymouth and
Cherbourg; t'evic. fur Liverpool; Sardegna,
for Genoa ami Naples.
At Marseilles Arrived: Burgundla, from
At The Lizard Passed: Cambrian, from
P.osion. fur Ixndon; Menominee, from New
York, for luidon.
At Ixmdon Arrived: Minneapolis, from
At Liverpool Arrived: Corinthian, from
Montreal. Hailed: 8xonia. for Boston.
At Antwerp Arrived: Kroonland, from
At San Francisco Arrived : Oudrull, from
Hamburg; Alemeda. fn,m Honolulu.
At Bremen Arrived: Kron 1'rlns Wll
helm. from New York, via Plymouth and
At Delaware Breakwater Parsed; Switz
erland, fur Antwerp,
UXM PACIFIC QUITS
Bettles Differences with Loosed Ott Boiler
Makers and Michinlits
BURT CONFERS WITH REPRESENTATIVES
Company Concedes All. Principal Pointi
to Btriking Mechanic.
PIECE WORK SYSTEM TO BE ABANDONED
Furthermore, Wages at ths Bhopa Are
to Be Increased.
ALL OLD UNION MEN TO BE REINSTATED
Resalts af tha Conference Held In
Mew York Between President
Bart aad Representatives
af tha Strikers.
President Kennedy of the boiler mukuia.
who Is In New York in attendance at tho
Union Pacific strike conference, tele
graphed yesterday to the local com
mittee that every main point had been con
ceded the strikers. All the old men are to
be reinstated, an Increase In wages Is
allowed and Ihe piece work system is
Strike leaders In Omaha received emphatic
news of settlement from New York In a
matter-of-fact way, yet manifested a great
deal of delight at the thought uf reaching
the end of tho long and severe struggle
which began June Is, 19CJ. They had been
looking for a settlement and therefore were
not surprised. '
Whatever terms of settlement are made
with one of three crafts will apply to both
the others, as they all, the blacksmiths,
machinists and boiler makers, have stood
together throughout the fight and long
ago resolved that no settlement should be
made with one that did not extend to all.
Therefore the 1,600 or 1.600 men who went
out, the machinists, boiler makers, black
smiths, their helpers and apprentices will
be Included In the number that are to re
turn to work. A large number of these
men have gne off to other places to work,
but the plan Is for all to return and acyav
their old places as soon as the final f'i
tlement Is made. Only four of this ITrge
lot ever deserted and went back to work
In the shops. Three of these were boiler
makers at Kansas City, and one machinist
at Sidney, all of whom were promoted to
Up to a late hour last night the strikn
leaders had no more information than they
had early in the evening when a code came
saying that all the main points had been
conceded, which Involved the abandonment
of piecework, the discharge of all nonunion
help, reinstatement of all old men and
raise of wages in some cases. Inquiry at
Union Pacific headquarters brought ths
reply that no advices had been received
there as to the settlement..
Moat Be Rattled Here. .
AH that Is done in New York rnust be
ratified In Omaha before the . men return
to work. This is in accoMlaAoe m-ith con
stitutional provisions governing the varl
ous crafts Involved. The three trades w1!
be represented in conference with Mr. Burt
and other officials by a delegate of lite
blacksmiths, boiler makers and machinists
from every place on the system. There
Is no thought that the terms will not be
approved. Asked how long he thought It
would take lo bring everything up to n
final adjustment, Sam Grace, secretary of
the machinists, said If no time was lost,
ten days more would see the mon ready to
go back to the shops. It' Is not definitely
known by the men here wlten the Omaha
conference will be held, but It is presumed
within a few days; as their representatives
and Mr. Burt are expected to leave New
York at once.
The conference In New York was delayed
a day or two owing to the tardiness of
Dominlck Kane, vice president of the In
ternational Brotherhood of Boiler Makers
and Iron Shipbuilders, In reaching the Em
pire City. The local boiler makers are
disposed to give Kane credit for the suc
cess of the negotiations.'
Maws from Other Soaroes.
"Bache says he understands Union Paclflo
strike will be settled In near future. Men
are here and an agreement practically de
This announcement was flashed aoross
private wires from New York to Omaha
yesterday, being received at the office
of McWhorter, Holllnger V Sunderland, ili
Chamber of Commerce building, at 11:32.
It came from J. 8. Bache & Co., one of the
big firms of New York and agents for the
By 1:16 p. m. the market generally had
gone up In consequence, from 11.60 to $-
as reported from Wall street. This fsct
leads the MoWhorter, Holllnger tt Bunder
land company to give credence to the re
port. Tom L. Wilson and the other machinists'
delegates who attended the international
convention in Milwaukee have returned to
Omaha, Wilson arriving yesterday. They
express the most hopeful feelings as to the
prospects for a settlemont. While Im
pressed with the need for conservative
speech at this critical time, they admit that
certain negotiations are on which seem to
warrant a peaceful adjustment of the long
pending struggle. The machinists sent a
delegation from Milwaukee to meet Presi
dent Harrlman and President Burt In New
York, Joining President Mc.NwII, Kennedy
und the other boiler maker representatives
who left Omaha several days ago for the
Wall Street Believes It.
NEW TORK, May 19. (Special Telegram.)
President Horace Burt of the Union Pacific
railroad has undoubtedly settled upon ac
ceptable and favorable terms to both
parties the strikes of the machinists, boiler
makers' and other shopmen with the Ut
ters' representatives who camo here yester
day for the purpose of a conference.
President Burt arrived yesterday and
Wall street had it that he held late In the
afternoon a conference with a committed
of striking bollermakers and other shop
men. Later this conference was denied by
officials at the Union Paclflo ofnea, but,
as everything, true or untrue, big or little.
Is always denied habitually at that office,
the belief that the conference was held
was unshaken. Later a Union Paclflo man
admitted there had been a short confer
ence by saying:
"I am not prepared to deny the report."
This morning, however. It was 'freely ad
mitted that President Burt was In confer
ence with representatives of the strikers.
From a private source, always well In
formed, because closely connected with
Union Pacific management. It ass said
to-night that the Union Pacific people were
expecting to end the trouble amicably and
favorably . to both parties, although all
official channels of news st ths Union Pa
cific's offices were religiously closed. The
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