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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, THUnSDAY MOIIXIXG, MAY 21, 1903 TEN PAGES.
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11ARRIMAN ON TABLE
Burgeons Bemove Inflamed Appendix at
Patient' Own Bequest.
SEVEN DOCTORS AID IN OPERATION
Tamou Medcal Men Gather at New York
Hotel to Auist fc9
BULL WIELDS THE HEALl. , ''FE
Bennett Administers Ether, While Ou.
Btand by WstohiDg.
RECOVERY SAID TO b ALMOST CERTAIN
Magnate's General Health Good, False
Favorable, So I bat He la K im
pacted Oat ia Foarteea
NEW TORK, May . E. H. Harrlman
u operated on today lor appendicitis. At
the conclusion of the operation tne physi
cians announced tbat It had been success
ful. The operation took place at 8 o'clock In
the Hotel Netherlands The patient wss
laid on a apecially conatruoted platform
and the ether waa administered by Dr.
The actual operation waa performed by
Dr. William T. Bull, while the other physi
cians la attendance were Walker, Fentou,
Janewuy, l.yle and Morris, the family
physician. The operation waa performed at
the hotel because two of Mr. Harrlman'a
children are suffering: from scarlet fever
and his home la quarantined.
Mr. Harrlman was In excellent condition,
having taken a drive In the park yesterday
afietnuon. Ha wae not at all nervous and
had no fear that the operation would prove
Miss Mary Harrlman has been her fath
er's nurse alnce his return from his west
ern trip, sne was at the hotel in an ad
Joining room during the operation.
When the appendix was removed It was
found to be much Inflamed. The operation
waa made at the request of Mr. Harrlman,
who said be did not want to run the risk of
4 recurrence of the attack. Which might
come at an Inopportune time.
Dr. Lyle, who waa one of the attending
The operation on Mr. Harrlman was per
formed by Dr, Bull. It was very success
ful. The condition of the patient was fa
vorable. The appendix was slightly in
flamed, but the pulse was favorable. It
wan a clean case.
Kecovery Is almost certain. Mr. Harrl
man Is expected to be out in fourteen days.
The operation took an hour. An Incision
of about two Inches was made.
The following bulletin was Issued this
afternoon by Drs. Lyle and Morris:
Mr. Harrlman'a condition Is very satisfac
tory ; resting quietly, ruise and tempera'
The newa of the operation had a bad
effect on the long demoralised Stock ex
change. Union Faclfloiis stone among Har
rlman securities feot weakening 'any, 'al
though the converted 4s fell from r7V. to
WH. Chicago Alton from 30'A to 28ft and
AJUA preferred from 9tt to B. The rel
attvel' lesser fall In Union Pacifies Is at
' trtbuted to the bullish sentiment Inspired
by the virtual settlement of the . long
THREE MEN ARE LYNCHED
One White, Two Colored, and They
Are Charged with
TAMPA, Fla,. May 20-Amoe Randall.
white, and Pan Kennedy and Harry
Golden, negroes, were lynched at Mulberry,
Polk county, early today for the murder
of Barney Brown, a white man. Randall
was charged with being the keeper of a
Monday while Brown was on the road
home he was shot from ambush and his
throat cut The people of Mulberry became
enraged and seaured evidence which led
them to believe that Randall had em
ployed negroes to kill Brown. The three
men were taken into custody and one of
the negroes confessed that Randall had
hired them to commit the crime.
The three were taken about S o'clock this
morning and lynched. It la said the work
was done by a mob of about, fifty un
masked men, many of whom are promt
SELIGMAN TRIES SUICIDE
Banker Cots His Throat When Bast
. Bess and Health Worry
Him Too Mack,
NEW TORK. May 20. Washington Sellg
man, banker and broker, a member of the
Arm of James Sellgmsn A Bro., and
son of Jefferson Bailsman, was found In hi
room at the Rosemore hotel tonight with a
deep gash In the right side of his throat
He was , taken to Roosevelt hospital,
prisoner, charged with attempted suicide
To Police Captain O'Connor, Mr. Sellg.
I have been suffering from a nervou
ailment for twenty years and only a few
days ago I noticed that it was Retting
much worse, and I waa afraid to face It.
Besides, I have been having a whole lot of
trouble in Wall street lately, and so 1 de
termined to end It.
The doctors say there is no doubt Mr.
Sellgmsn will be able to leave the hospital
in a few days.
FEUD ENDSJN A MURDER
Itallaaa Carry Hatred Aeross Ocean
and Fight Dnel with
PEORIA, 111., Msy SO. Last night John
Mucia and Joseph Crene Indulged in a ter
rime duel with knives at Chlllleothe. dur
lng which Crene was killed and Mucia se
Mucia made no effort to escape and sub
mltted to srrest without reslatance, but re
fused to say anything regarding the crime.
Both are Italians and the murder Is pre
sumed to be the outgrowth of a feud or
iglnsting In theli native land.
GATES IS TO TAKE A REST
Doctore Say Voted Planter Mi
Quit Work for the
LONDON. May J0.-John W. Gates, by
the advice of his physician, has decided
temporarily to abstain from business.
The doctor says Mr. Gates requires rest.
The cold from which he suffered shortly
after his artivsl from New York recently
has aggravated an old stomach trouble.
Mr. Gates Is remaining in his room.
SPEECH STIRS CANADIANS
All Classes Are Discussing tha Re
eeat llteraaees of Joseph
QUEBEC, May 30 Canadians of every
class are dlacuslng Joseph Chamberlain's
I u rn t speech at Birmingham In favor of
trade reciprocity within the British em
pire. . .
The preferential trade Idea Is generally
popular, but the prejudice against further
asalstance to Great Britain In Its foreign
wars Is very strong in French Canada.
The .cabinet ministers at Ottawa. will not
discuss the spcecn.
. """he members and supporters of the gov-
nt affect to believe that this threat
Canadian administration has had
nu with Mr. Chamberlain's recent
Sir W. ed Laurter'a personal newspaper.
the Canada, makes a positive statement to
Premier Parent of Quebec and William
Price, president of the Quebec Board of
rade. stronxly approve the Dreferential
trade principle and Mr. Price also be
lieves In colonial contributions to the Brit
ish arm and navy.
LO.VbO.N, May 20. Replying to a ques
tion In the House of Commons today the
under foreign secretary, 'Lord Cran borne,
admitted that communications were passing
between the Foreign office and Germany
regarding the la tier's Imposition of differ
ential duties against Canada, but the under
secretary declined to furnish Information
as to whether the Foreign office had indi
cated a possibility of Great Britain retaliat
ing by Imposing special duties on German
Imports, saying he could not make any
further statement at present.
RANSVAAL PARLIAMENT OPEN
Nominated Assembly Meets- to Leaia-
lata for Britain's Boer
PRETORIA, May 20.-The first British
Transvaal Parliament was opened today
by Bir Arthur L. Lawey, lieutenant gov
ernor of the Transvaal.
In welcoming the new and enlightened
council the lieutenant governor said - the
government had done Its best to obtain a
representative body without having re
course to a popular election, which in
these times would only create political and
racial strife. He reviewed the work ac
complished and foreshadowed Important
measures for local self-government, heavy
expenditure In the extension of railroads
and other public works, and promised, so
far as possible, to meet local sentiment
In regard to education. The government
recognised the rising generation should be
developed to the highest degree.
Provision would be made to teach the
English language In accordance with both
the spirit and letter of the peace terms,
The lieutenant governor also' mentioned
tho fact that the Increase of leprosy re.
quired special attention. - -
The Boers were - conspicuously absent
from the assemblage.
KILL GOVERNOR FOR REVENGE
Aesasslaatloa of Rasslaa Official la
Outgrowth of Riots la .'
'.. "''"VMrt.rehY. v"'V ,' ,
UFA, European Russia, May 20 The as
sassination of Governor Bogdanovltch In the
town park here yesterday was apparently
an act of revenge growing out of the riot
at the Blatusk in March last when twenty
eight persons were killed and fifty others
wounded by General Darmes and troops.
Details of the governor's assassination
shows that he was walking among the
crowds in the park yesterday when he was
approached in a lane near the church by
two men. one of whom bowed and handed
Bogdanovltch a packet. While the govern
or was examining it the men drew re
volvers and riddled him with bullets, not
less than nine being lodged in his breast
The governor died on the spot. The
cnurcn watchman ran to the scene on
hearing the firing but was unable to stop
the assassins who escaped by threaten
ing to shoot all who barred their way.
Bogdanovltch has been governor of the
province for six years and was generally
MANY MACEDONIANS FLEEING
Feara of Fresh Tarklah Atrocities
Caase Bis; Exodus from
BOFIA, Bulgaria. May VS. Large num
bers of refugees from Macedonia, fearing
massacre, are leaving Bulgaria, especially
from the direction of Adrlanopole. They
tell terrible stories of Turkish vengeance
wreaked on Christians.
The Bulgarian frontier posts at Tamrush
reoently reported that the Turks were pre
paring to occupy strategic points near
Dermonchevo and Llllkovo, and the Bul
garian government notified the authorities
at Constantinople that any attempt to
cross the frontier would be repelled by
force. In consequence of this It Is under
stood the Turkish forces concentrated In
that vicinity have been withdrawn.
LONDON. May 20 A dispatch to the
Dally News says It Is reported from Mitro
vitsa that all the Albanian chiefs of thtt
district have now been arrested and seat
under strong escort to Constantinople.
NOT GUILTY OF SEDITION
Proprietor aad Kdltor of tho Manila
Freedom Released by
MANILA. May 30. The supreme court has
decided that Dorr and O'Brien, respectively
proprietor snd editor of Freedom, are not
guilty of sedition.
Mthsrs Dorr snd O'Brien were arrested
on the charge of sedition In publishing an
article from an American periodical to
which the editor of Freedom added re
marks of his own, censuring the United
States commission's rule. The main charges
were that in many cases ths Filipino offlce
holders were rascals and that the commis
sion had exalted to the highest positions
Filipinos who were notoriously corrupt.
The conviction of Dorr snd O'Brien on
the charge of libeling LaGarga. a native
member of the Filipino commission, was
yesterday confirmed by the supreme court
EIGHT THOUSAND HOMELESS
Two Thoaaaad native Hasea De
stroyed by Fire la Toado
District of Manila.
MANILA, May -Two thousand native
hauses have been destroyed by fire in
Tondo district of Manila.
About I. OiO persons are homeless and are
being fed and sheltered by the municipality.
The damage la estimated at 1,000,000 pesos.
PLATTSMOUTH IS FLOODED
Cellars Tilled with Water and Buildings
Are Serionil Damaged.
MOVABLE ARTICLES WASHED INTO RIVER
Several Harrow Escapes frosn Drown.
Iag Are Reported Fonrth Big
x Overflow la Reeeat
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., May 2o-Special
Telegram.) Much excitement prevailed In
the business portion of this place this
evening when the news spread that the
heavy downpour of rain had again over- I
flowed the Chicago avenue sewer. The
cellars In the KItigerald block were
flooded, as waa the baiemenl of the Bink
of Cass county, which was occupied by
Newell aV At wood and M. 8. Briggs. The
front wall of the new building, recently
erected by C. C. Parmele, was washed out.
Main street had the appearance of a raging
river, when sidewalks, boxes and other
rubbish went floating cown Into the Mis
souri river. Some narrow escapes from
drowning are reported.
This is the fourth big flood and the
problem of protecting the city from others
haa not yet been solved. Men are now
busy pumping the water from the cellars.
The water in the Burlington shop yards
Is reported to have been waist deep. The
amount of damage cannot be learned now
but will reach thousands of dollars.
Washoals oa Railroads.
PAPILLION, Neb., May .-(Speclal
Telegram.) The greatest flood ever known
In Papllllon Is rsglng tonight. In less than
an hour almost the entire business part of
town and a portion of the residence portion
waa under water several feet deep. In sev
eral houses the water Is up to the beds
and men are doing what they can In the
dark to rescue the families. The current
is so swift that it Is next to impossible
to do anything with a' row boat. The office
of the Papllllon Times, in the basement
of the Clarke bank building, ia filled to
the celling, in immense amount of dam
age ia being done, but It is Impossible at
this time to even guess at the amount.
Railroads are washed out and trains are
all held here,
The Union Pacific last night reported
small washouts at Papllllon, Ollmore and
Millard. Only small sections of track are
gone and these can be repaired in a few
hours after the work tralna arrive. Trslns,
however, are delayed,
The B. ft M. train from Lincoln, which
usually arrives at 7:1ft was delayed by a
washout between here and Lincoln.
, The Burlington has three tracks enter
ing Omaha and all of them are knocked
out by the floods. On the Plattsmouth
Una there Is a washout at Bellevue, on the
Ft. Crook line there is ons near the fort
and on the Lincoln line J.000 feet of track Is
a-one between Gretna and Chalco. At the
Burlington offlcea It waa stated it would be
Impossible to run trains before some time
this afternoon. Further out In the state
the same company reports a washout near
MAY 1 DIVIDE -TRADE . SPHERES
British and German Eleetrleal Com
' sanies Seek to Eliminate
BERLIN, May 20. C. A. Coffin of the
General Electric company and W. G. Clark
of the English Thomson-Houston compsny
are here discussing with the Allgemelne
Electrlcltats company the largest electrical
works on the continent, the basis of
Heir Rathenau, director general of the
Allgemelne company, It is understood, an
nounced before beginning the negotiations
that the Allgemelne would not surrender
Its individuality, but he said he was will
ng to treat for geographical spheres of In-
terest on the general lines of the Atlantic
Messrs. CofBn. Clark, Ratheniu and Lewis
Magee, manager of the Union company, re
cently acquired by the Allgemelne company
have had dally conferences since, Monday,
which are likely to result only In the Oen
era! Electric taking Latin America In re
turn for certain unnamed considerations.
WILL EXPLORE IN ALASKA
Eastern Party Is to Bxamlne Mont
McKlnley la Scientific
NEW YORK". Mav V An expedition Is
being sent out under the auspices of the
Geographical Society of Philadelphia and
the Arctic club of New York to explore
Mount McKlnley. the highest pek In the
Alaskan range, estimated io be 20.100 feet
The expedition Is to be in charge of Dr.
Frederick A. Cook, of Brooklyn, who ae
companled Peary on two of his Arctic
trips and the Belgian party on lta visit
to the Antarctic. The party will leave
Seattle by steamer for Toyrnok. Cook Inlet
and travel some 400 miles across country to
the Keechatna river, along that river
through the Alaskan range to the Kus
kowln river snd by the foot hills to Mount
SERIOUS BLAZE IN CHICAGO
Half Mlllloa Dollars' Damaa-e Results
from Fire on Jackson
CHICAGO. May 10 Fire that for a time
tomgnt threatened the wholesale clothing
district at Jackson and Franklin streets
did SjOO.OQO damage before it waa got under
A high wind added to the fury of the
flames and it was necessary to send In
several special calls to keep the flame
from spreading to adjoining structures.
The six-story building at U2-M Jackson
Boulevard was destroyed. The place wis
occupied by Strauss, Elsendreth ft Co.,
wholesale clothiers snd the Fitxgerald
Trunk Co. The stock ot both firms was
TAMMANY BIDSF0LK SPEAK
Boodle Buster Will Be Asked to Ad
dress Independence Day
NEW YORK, May 20. Chsrles F. Mur
phy, leader of Tammany ' hall, has de
cided to Invite Joseph W. Folk, circuit at
torney of St. Louis, to make the principal
speech at the Tammany hall celebration
on July 4.
Mr. Murphy at first sought to obtain
the presence of David R. Francis, presi
dent of the Louisiana Purchase exposition,
as orator of the day, but Mr. Francis declined.
MISS CLARA BARTON TALKS
For First Time Latere Personally late
tho Rea Crose Society
NEW TORK. Msy lO.-For the first time
since the strife began In the Red Cross,
Miss Clara Barton, in a formal statement,
has made reference to the controversy and
has announced a plan to widen the scope
of the society's work.
She says, first, during the entire period
of the present differences among sections
of the members of the American National
Red Cross. I have never felt that It waa
the desire of the American people that I
should enter within the circle of disturb
ance, and I have consequently remained
a allent and sorrowful spectator of a con
troversy that appeared to be leading where
no true friend of the Red Cross would care
Referring tr allegations concerning ex
penditures, Mtsa Barton says:
I have admlnstwed with a free, but care
ful hand, the funds of whatever nature
that have been Intrusoed to me, and as
freely I have Klven all that I possessed of
strength, health and private means.
The new plan is the establishment of the
first sld department. There will be two
branches of this work. An emergency case.
containing material and surgical dressings,
has been devised, with emergency charts,
arranged for instant reierence, giving
simple directions for dealing with every
conceivable case of accident pending the
arrtvel of the doctor.
An organisation has been created for In
troducing these cams to corporations, mills
and other employers of labor, schools and
private houses. I
The other branch provides for the form
ation of first aid emergency classes in every
city and every ambulance corps among
employes of mills, factories, railroads and
other corporations and police and publla
employes. Thess will be Instructed and
drilled in first aid methods.
VETS SLEEP TRIFLE LATF
Seeoad Day of Confederate Reunion
Lightly Attended at tho
NEW ORLEANS, May SO.-The second
day's work at the confederate reunion was
somewhat belated this morning and at the
hour set for the commencement of the pro
ceedings but few of the delegates and the
reunion officials were present.
The discussion regarding the city for the
next reunion took tangible form. Louisville,
Chattanooga, Savannah and St. Louis are
all mentioned. Louisville's delegation is
working hard and Just at the present seems
to have 'a little the best of It. Two years
ago at Memphis, when Louisville was after
the convention, it seemed to have the best
chance until the vote was taken and Dallas
won out, so that the situation today is no
accurate prediction Of the final vote.
It was announced this morning by Adju
tant General Mlkle that General Gordon's
health was In a large measure restored and
that he would preside over the remaining
General Gordon waa again received with
every manifestation of affection. But for
the efforts ol (Vnaral Lee and General
Mlckl they -mHS ' ,hto overwhelmed him
today, as they dfd .yesterday. -
The reports of the historical committee
recounted Jhe work done during the last
year with the object of securing an im
partial record of the attitude of the south
during the war, and gave the nnmes of
several publications which the committee
declared had not done full Justice to the
south, and against which the committee
desired to protest. The report Was adopted
TRIO FIGHT A FATAL DUEL
Three Men Quarrel la Texas Postofllco
aad Shoot Each Other
EL PASO, Tex., May 20. News reaches
here of a duel at Sanderson. Tex., In the
desert 800 miles east of El Psso. which re.
suited In the death of H. 8. Biggs, mag.
Istrate and school teacher; Ed Bell, a cltl
sen, and R. C. McMahon, deputy sheriff.
As far as Is known the quarrel arose
between Ed Bell and H. 8. Biggs over a
letter. Bell had been working for Mc
Biggs was a quiet msn and waa not
known to have had any previous trouble.
He had been a school teacher In Sanderson
for eight or nine years. The story goes
that when Biggs and Bell quarreled, Mr.
McMahon tried to separate them. . Biggs
conducted a nervy fight against the two
men, as McMshon, It seems, turned on
him during the fight. He shot Bell through
the head, killing him, and was ' in turn
shot through the body by McMahon,
While lying on the floor of the postofMce
he took deadly aim at McMahon and fired
one shot, which inflicted a fatal wound
HAY AIDS MASSACRE VICTIMS
Sends Two Hundred, Dollars to Fond
Raised to Help Proseented
NEW YORK, May 20 Daniel Guggen
heim, treasurer of the Israelite relief fund,
today received a check for rj0 from Secre
tary Hay for the relief of the sufferers at
Daniel Guggenheim, treasurer of the
Klschineff relief fund sent 110.003 to the
Alliance Israelite L'nlversalle, Parts, by
Ivernla last Saturday and a similar amount
will go by I -a Lorraine tomorrow.
The executive committee of this relief
fund consists of Jacob H. Schlff. Daniel
Guggenheim. Cyrus Sulzberger, Emanuel
Lehman and Judge Isaacs. Contributions
have been pouring Into the fund at the
rate of 1100 or Ka day from all parts of
the country and from people of every faith.
Dr. Steven 8 Wise has telegraphed that
the Jews of Portland, Ore., are contribut
ing 15.000. Arnold Kohn, treasurer of the
Central relief fund for the Jews of Kls
chineff received about 11,200 today, making
In all J30.000.
DENOUNCE THE RUSSIANS
San Francisco Jews Raise
Sum of Moaey aad Pass
BAN FRANCISCO. May SO -The Jewish
residents of the city held an enthusiastic
mass meeting here last nignt for the pur
pose of denouncing the Russian govern
ment for the recent outrages aeroretated
upon the Jews of that country. Judse
Addresses were delivered by prominent
Jews of ths city who told of the awful
manner In which the Jewish people were
treated and asked for the sld and sympathy
of the Jewish residents of Bsn Francisco.
A large sum of money wss donated and
resolutions wers passed denouncing- the V-44.k4. For the last ten mouths of the
Russian government for its persecution of ' Acal year ths total receipts were UH.Soj,
the Jews. l. a dscrease of U4.3.7l.
NEBRASKANS BUYING MINES
George D. Ifeikl'joha Betnrni from a
Baseness Trip to Mexico,
SOUTHERN NEIGHBOR IS FORGING AHEAD
After a Visit Omaha Mr. Melklejoha
Will Go to Colombia aad Mako
Effort to Seenre Cos.
WASHINGTON, May 20. (Special Tale
gram.) George D. Melklejohn, former as
sistant secretary of war, arrived at Wash
ington last night, having come over from
New York at which port he arrived a day
or two alnce from .Vera Crux. Mr. Melkle
john haa been apendlng several montha in
Mexico whither he went to look into titles
of several gold mines located in the state
of Chlhauhua In which he and other cap
italists of Nebraska are interested. He ia
In excellent health and having had a suo
cessful trip Is In the best of humor. Borne
of the properties which Mr. Melklejohn
has secured are near the celebrated Pal
maltlo mine, owned by Senor , Alverado,
who recently offered to pay the Mexlctut
"Mexico," aald Mr. Melklejohn, "Is forg
ing to the front with gratifying rapidity
and is destined to become a wealthy and
powerful government. It is onljfa question
of time when It will get on a gold basis,
which policy already has the sanction ot
many of the most Important statesmen ot
the country, Americana are migrating to
Mexico In ever Increasing numbers and
some towns - like Monterey have, through
the efforts of men from the United States,
become almost as modern and progressive
as our American cities. I like the country
and the people and predict for our sister
republic a. splendid future.
President . Dlas, you may say, will be
re-elected president of the Mexican re
public at the forthcoming election. Ha haa
practically no opposition."
Mr. Melklejohn will remain In Washing
ton several days before returning to
Omaha. He will not, however, long remain
In Omaha, having In contemplation a bust
ness trip to Colombia. He goes to Colombia
in an effort to secure certain concessions
from the Colombian government. He will
leave this country for Colombia the lat
ter part of June.
Carrier Afraid to Work. '
Postmaster General Payne today read the
official report of the Investigation Into the
recent intimidation of John Allgood, t'Je
colored rural free, delivery carrier at
The report aays that only' two persons
were involved In the affair and that the
sentiment of the community , doe not up
hold their act. The carrier ia afraid to
resume the service, believing his life would
be endangered thereby, although Inspector
Conger, who made the Investigation, re
ports that he bellevei the carr.er would
be entirely safe. An Irregularity In the
appointment of Allgood has been dis
covered and the matter has been referred
to 'the civil service commission.
Senator Bate of Tennessee, had a con
ference' today -with Postmaster General
Payne and Urged resumption of service on
the suspended route, but the postmaster
genet al deferred action pending an in
quiry. ' Subsequently Mr. Payne declined
to say whether the service would be re
There Is no doubt about the occurrence,
but whether the people on the route were
responsible foi It is another question which
has not been decided.
No Grounds for Intervention.
Another large batch of letters came to
the state department today all relating to
the Jewish massacre at Klschineff. The
department-is acknowledging the receipts
of all these with promises of consideration.
As the Russian government sprears ' to
have done what It could to reatore order in
the disturbed section ' and seems to be
punishing the perpetrators of the outrages
officially, there Is said to be no grounds
for United States intervention or even rep
resentation at this time.
Von Sternberg; Sure of Commission.
Any . doubt that may have existed as to
the Intention of the German government
to make Baroh von Sternberg ambassador,
has been dispelled by advices, from Berlin
to the effect that the ambassador's creden
tials as such will be issued to him as soon
as three months' full pay allowed by Ger
man custom to retiring ambassadors, have
Killed aad Woaaded.
Adjutant General Corbin has received a
cablegram from General Davis at Manila,
announcing the following casualties in the
engagement at Tacarac. Killed Samuel
W. Schwarts, Company ,F, Twenty-esventh
Wounded John W. Brown, E Fifteenth
cavalry; Patrick J. Fogerty, G Twenty
seventh Infantry, genitals, severe; Roy H.
Ham, D Twenty-seventh infantry, face,
slight; John A. Carroll, C Twenty-seventh
Infantry,, face, slight; Nat C. Webb, Com
pany C Twenty-seventh Infantry, thigh and
arm, severe; William F. Carter, Company
C Twenty-seventh Infantry, arm. serious.
1 The acting secretary of the interior to
day decided permits may be isiued for
grazing 10,000 head of cattle and horses In
the Absaroka division of tho Yellowstone
reservatlon'durlng the season of 1903.
Reports oa Cattle Disease.
The year book of the Department of Ag
riculture, which will be published, soon,
will contain the official report of Dr. D. E.
Salmon on the epidemic of foot and mouth
dlaeite In the New England states. Dr.
Salmon says 4.175 cattle were effected and
1.543 slaughtered to prevent further spread
of the contagion. The compensation paid
the owners of cattle-killed was 1130.007.
He says the outbreak was virulent, add
lng: "The disease spread with extreme fa
cility and affected all the cattle In the
Infected herd within a few days, while the
fever was high, the loss of flesh extreme
and the after results unfavorable."
The communication of the disease to pr.
sons using the milk of animals affected
he adds, has been frequently reported.
They were not Investigated, however, and
It is not positively known that the disease
affecting the people was identical with that
of the cattle.
Kansas Lieutenant Discharged,
The secretary ' of war has ordered the
honorable discharge from the service of
Second Lieutenant George. R. Crawford,
Eleventh Infantry. Crawford has been at
tending the military school at Fort Leav
enworth and has failed to pass his ex
amination after two trials. He was for
merly of a Kansas regiment and afterward
In the Thirty-second volunteer infantry.
Iateraal Meveaue Decreases.
The monthly statement of the collections
of internal revenue show that for April,
1903, the total receipts were 18.J44.1?4, a de
crease as compared with April, Wi of
CONDITION OFJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Showers Thursday
and Friday. -
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CALLS TRUST FIGHT BLUFF
Salt Compaay'a President Says Com
plainant Is Merely TTrlna; to
Float Rival Coacern,
CHICAGO, Msy SO.-Joy Morton, presi
dent of the International Salt company,
told the Interstate Commerce commission
today that the attack on his company was
solely an attempt by Detroit salt Interests
to secure the aid Of the government In
throttling the salt industry of Chicago.
The hearing was a continuation of the
case against the railroads concerning the
division of rates allowed the Michigan, In
diana ft Illinois Railroad company for car
rying salt from Manistee and Ludlngton
to Chicago, destined to Missouri river
points, the allegation being that it
amounted to a rebate paid to the "Salt
trust," which controls the transportation
At the conclusion of his evidence Mr.
Morton dramatically drew from his pocket
a prospectus of tha Michigan Rock Salt
company, which, he asserted, was being
projected by the complaining witness, J.
M. Mulkey of Detroit, who was trying to
use the commission to aid In floating l'00,-
000 worth of preferred stock and $2,000,000
worth of common stock.
Further attack was made upon Mulkny's
motive In an attempt to show that he had
sold out hla salt interests to the trust on
two occasions and wss trying to do the
Mr. Morton said the division of the
through rate granted tha transportation
company waa not as large as It should be.
The complaint of the Proprietary Asso
ciation of America against rates on adver
tising matter also received further hearing.
ZERO WEATHER IN MONTANA
Feet of Saow and Midwinter
Temperature Reported at
riTTTE, Mont., May 20. Ten feet of
snow is reported from coutts, Mont., near
the boundary today, where the ther
mometer is ranging from four to six de.
grees below sero. Traffic on the Great
Northern Is seriously interfered with by
the drifting snow.
Conservative estimates tonight place the
loss of stock at about 12.000.000. the number
lost being put at about frj.000. This loss
will be swelled by the ruin of the fruit
crop throughout northern Montana, which
it Is understood Is a total failure.
The storm was followed by frost of the
most, damaging kind and all garden stuffs
have felt lta effects. The Missouri river Is
rising rapidly,-, forcing ranchers to leave
the lowlands In anticipation of disastrous
No trace can be found of the three sheep
herders yesterday reported missing snd it
Is thought their bodies He deep beneath the
HEAT SLAYS TWO IN NEW YORK
Temperature Breaks All Records,
Reaching; Klaety Dearrecs Dur
NEW YORK, May 20.-The hottest
weather ever recorded In the local
weather bureau for May 20 of any year
since a record of maximum temperatures
has been kept, was recorded today. The
nearest approach recorded for New York
at the local bureau for a similar time on
a similar day In May was 86 degrees in
1877 and It In 1S9S.
Two children, a boy and a girl, died on
the street In Brooklyn today from the in
There were five cases ot heat prostra
tion reported In the city.
G. A. R. SPURNS LEE'S STATUE
Kansas Veterans Declare Capitol
Should Admit No Monuments
M'PHERSON, Kan.. May JO. The Grand
Army of the Republic, Department of Kan
sas, the twenty-second encampment of
which Is In session today, passed a resolu
tion protesting against Virginia's proposal
to place a statue of Robert E. Lee In the
rotunda of the capitol at Washington.
The resolution protests sgalnst the
"placing In said rotunda the statue of Rob
ert E. Lee or any, other person who has
been dlsloysl to the government of the
United States and has voluntarily borne
arms sgalnst It."
NEW BOODLE JURY IS ASKED
Colorado Springs District Attoraey
Hakes Application for An
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo., May 20.-
Dlstrlct Attorney Trowbridge today pre-
aented to Judge-Seeds the report of the
recent grand Jury and requested that an
other grand Jury be called to finish the
Mr. Trowbridge says the matters touch
lng corruption In public offices in the
county of El Paso are too Important to
Judge Seeds took the application under
Rates for Harvest Hands.
TOPEKA, May 20. Ths railroads hsve In
formed the state free employment bureau
of rates for harvest hands from Missouri
river points. Parties of five wll! be given
a-cent-a-mlle rate to the Kansas harvest
nelds every day after June 10. rom Chi
cago, St. Louts, Peoria and Bloomtngton
one fare plus 13 will be msde for the rtrst
snd third Tuesdays In June. Following the
harvest will be KO days of threHhlng. The
wages will be from 11.60 to 12 50 per duy.
Thirty thousand men are wanted.
Movements of Ocean Vessels May 20.
At New York Arrived: Barbarossa, from
At Southsmpton Arrived: Menominee,
from New York; Philadelphia, (rom New
At Queenstown Arrived: Teutonic from
At Uverpool Sailed: Oceanic, for New
York, via yueenHiimn.
At Yokohama Arrived: Kmprts of
China, from Vancouver, for Htogo, Shang
hai and Hong Kong.
At Bremen Arrived: Nekar, from New
At San Francisco Arrived: Transport
ghermun. from Manila.
j At Bettle Arrived: Kaga Maru, from
I Hong Kong. -
SOME ARE SETTLING
Breaks Occur in ths Banks of the Business
HAYDEN BROTHERS AGREE WITH UNION
Looked Out Tesmstsrs tod Waiters Are
Being Fat to Work.
THREE RESTAURANTS SIGN THE SCALE
Ons of the Big Ones Negotiating with Its
BUSINESS MEN REFUSE CONFERENCE
Result of Taesday Might's Meeting;
Is Communicated to the Cam
mlttee ol tha Local
Aside from ths announcement of the
Business Men's association through it
president that it would hold no further
conference with the labor representatives
until they had abandoned their position
on the recognition of the unions by the
employers, the chief feature of the strike
situaUon yesterday was the action of Hay
den Bros. Following In Uie lead of the
Bennett company, 11 ay den Bros, came to
an agreement with the officers of the team
sters' union and their drivers will return
to work today.
During tha day the teamstsrs held con
ferences with a number of employers and
have practically arranged to settle with
them on the basis ot the individual employ
ers recognising the union and contracting
with the men without the Intervention of
the Business Men's association. The wait
ers' union also made some progress along
this line, three restaurants, the United
States on Dodge street, Miller Bros., leot
Howard, and the Commercial, 404-408 South
Thirteenth street, signing the scale and
putting union employes to work. The pro
prietor of one of the big restaurants is also
negotiating with Its men, snd the union
expects developments shortly in this case.
A meeting ot the executive board of "The
Big Four," which comprises the white
cooks, whl(e cooks' helpers, the waiters and
the bartenders, was held last nlgJU to con
sider a very Important proposition looking
to a settlement. Nothing was given out,
as a further conference waa deemed necj
essary by the men.
Reply from Business Mea.
President Euclid Martin of the Omaha
Business Men's association sent the follow
ing letter to Louis V. Ouye, chairman ot
the union labor conference committee, yes
terday: OMAHA, May 20. Mr. Louis V. Ouye,
Chairman Tlnion Labor Conference Com
mittee: Dear Sir Your communication of
May It), auuressed to tha executive com
mittee of tne Business Men s association,
nas been reterred to the association in gen
eral session, and I am directed by that
body to say in answer thereto that it is tne
opinion of the Business Men's association '
tnat any furtner conference woulu not be
fruitful of good results, so long A the rep
resentatives of tne Central ibor union
hold to the position announced by them at -the
conference In the presence ot the gov
ernor on the evening ot tne Utn of May.
1 am further directed to aay that whenever
the Central Labor union or the representa
tives of the labor union involved in ths
present strike snail concede that there shall
be no discrimination in employing workmen
as between union snd nonunion men, and
that the boycott and sympathetic strikes
shall be abolished, the Business Men's as
sociation will be quite willing to authorise
a committee to meet you tor any lurtner
conference that may be required. Youra
very truly. EUCLID MARTIN.
president .Business mens Association
Goya Is Surprised.
"I am very much surprised as well aa dis
appointed by the action taken by the Bus
iness Men's sssoclatlop Tuesday night," said
Louis V. Ouya, chairman of the conference
committee ot the labor unions. "It had
been represented to our committee by
members of the executive committee ot
the Business Men's association that it we
would ask for another conference it would
be granted. These men are employera of
labor, and have always treated with union
men, and dealt fairly with them, and aa
they seemed in earnest In their representa
tions, our committee felt that It could eas
ily afford to take the first step looking to a .
settlement. For that reason, and on that
Invitation, I waa cuthorlsed to send this
letter to Mr. Euclid Martin:
OMAHA. Neb . May 18, 1903. To the Ex
ecutive Committee of the Omaha Business
Mens Association: uentiemen neanzing
us we all must that a deplorable state of
affairs exist in Omaha as regards the
general industrial and business situation,
and that a longer continuation of such
conditions is certain to add to the already
great damage and loss Incurred, and being
unwilling to assume reB,iiniuiiii- iur me
prolongation of the present situation, . 1
feel Jusilned In addressing you to the end
that another conference may be arrangnd
between the committee of which I am
chairman and a committee representing
your body to the end that some basis for
action looking to a settlement of the diffi
culties now existing may be srranged.
It must be that there is a common ground
on which employer end employe can meet;
how to reach that common ground Is now
the question. It Is In the nope that tne
ruth leading thereto may be discovered and
tint we may be able to reach some method
of adjusting the relutions between em
ployer and employed that I now adress
you. Our committee is willing to met
like committee from your body, or your
association as a whole, to discuss and
determine the method to be pursued in
coming to a settlement of what we all ad
mit Is an unfortunate state of affairs for
Omaha and ail its people. ...
Awaiting your pleasure In the matter, I
am. gentlemen, very trulftjour..
Chairman Union Labor Conference Com
mittee. Prealdeat Martin's Reply.
"Mr. Martin's reply waa received Wednes
"The gage Is now fairly thrown down,
and there aeema no courae open to the
unions except to surrender or fight. Up to
date we have not felt that an early settle
ment was hopeless, despite the implied in
tention of the Business Men's association
to crush the uniona. Now that they have
openly come out and declared war. It ia up
to the uniona to take whatever action la
necessary for defense. It Is a mistake to
think that they ra weakening. The aarly
settlement of the Union Pacific strike, after
a duration of almost a year, ought to show
the business men who are so 4tnxlous to
fight what the real temper of the unions
Is. All the Omaha unions have now the
Issue squarely before, thera and each will
take whatever action Is necessary for its
protection. Our committee on conference
will now be dissolved. No one can regret
the outcome more than we, but the busi
ness men have been the aggressors from the
first and must accept the responsibility for
the prolongation ct the struggle which now
seems very far from an end."
Hayden'a Teamsters Ketarn.
William Hayden stated yesterday that
he had had a conference with the officers
of the teamsters' union. President J. E.
Crews, and others, and that a mutual un
derstanding had been arrived at whereby
all tha old teamsters would take their
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