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ESTABLISHED JUiNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOUSING, MAY 30, 1903 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TI111EE CENTS.
PRESIDENT IN UTAH
Eight Thou-aod Persons Extend Greeting
at Salt Lake.
VETERANS OF FOUR WARS PRECEDE HIM
Nine Thousand Bchaol Children Wava Flag
and Cheer Him.
COWPUNCHERS GALORE ARE ON HAND
fraternal Organizations Turn Oat in f nil
MANY COME 150 K.IllS ON HORSEBACK
Imnifiie Oalponrlnv of Enthusiasm
Occam When Nation's Chief
Enter Metropolis of the
HALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 29-The
speclil train bearing; President Koos-i-velt
and party pulled Into the Ore
gon Short Line station from '.he
north at 1:30 this morning;, amkl
the clamor of locomotive and factory wht'
ties, the shrill yells of hundreds of cattle
punchers and sheepmen and the enthusi
astic cheering; of several thousand people
congregated In the railroad yards and along
the s'.reets leading from the depot.
As the president stepped from the train
he was met by Governor Wells, Mayor
Thompson, Colonel J. W. Bubb and Secre
tary of Agriculture Wilson. The president
shook hands with them warmly and after
chatting a moment the entire party was
escorted to carriages With the president
were seated Secretary Locb, Governor
Wells and Mayer Thompson.
On the north side of South Templo street
and stretching for blocks were lined the
military, civic and fraternal organisations,
and as the carriages of the presldentl.il
party swept by the organisations fell in
line. Preceding the president's carriage
was an escort of thirteen mounted police
and Grand Marshal Ben Heywood and
Ides. A special escort to the president of
fifty tough riders, splendidly mounted ami
In typical plainsmen's attire, came next.
Four mounted troopers, two on each side
of the presidential carriage, formed the
president's personal guard.
Veterans of four Wars.
Immediately following the carriages of
the presidential party, headed by the Teg
mental band, came a battalion of the
Twelfth United States Infantry and the
Twelfth and Twenty-second field batteries
of the United States artillery corps, under
command of Colonel Budd. The second
division was composed of the National
Guard of Utah, in command of Brigadier
General John Q. Cannon. In the third
division were the veterans of four wars,
the Grand Army of the Kepubllc, the young
men of the Utah regiment who saw service
in the Philippines and a few bent and grlx
slel men who fought in the Mexican and
Blackhawk, and other Indian wars.
Iif the fourth division were the uniformed
.. inarcnUig'-ulubs" iC "the" Elks. - Maocabeo
and other fraternal organisations. Bring
ing up the rear were nearly SUO mounted
cowpunchers and sheepmen, many of them
, having come over 150 miles of rough trails
to greet tho bead of the nation. The sun
burned, brawny plainsmen in their som
breros and faded blue shirts formed the
most picturesque part of the long parade,
and the president rose In his carriage and
bowed a good morning; in response to their
The procession passed the Mormon taber
nacle and the Immense granite temple and
proceeded through the business section of
the city to the city and county buildings at
Fifth South and State streets.
Eighty Thousand Bee President.
Excursion trains had been run from every
point of the state and It Is probable that
80,000 people saw and cheered the nation's
chief executive .as he was driven along the
streets. Among the spectators were many
old Mormons, many of whom had come
across the plains with Brig-ham Young, or
In the years following having- pushed carta
ore the long trail, and they, too, strained
their bant shoulders and lifted their voices
in the universal .acclaim to the nation's
Mine thousand school children, every one
f them waving a flag, greeted President
Roosevelt as he stepped from his carriage
at the city and county building and
mounted a platform to address them. The
reception given him by the youngsters evl
dent!y pleased the president very much and
he smiled and bowed repeatedly in response
to their enthusiastic greeting.
From Thousands of Throats,
After speaking a moment to the children
the president reviewed the Ion parade, and
re-entering his carriage was driven to the
Tabernacle. When President Roosevelt
stepped forward after an Introduction by
Governor Wells. 11,000 people arose to their
feet and cheered wildly for fully a minute,
The president spoke in eulogy of the Utah
pioneers, who, he said, came here not to
exploit tba land and then go somewhere
else, but to build homes.
Secretaries Moody and Wilson also spoke
briefly. ' Secretary Moody aroused eonsld
Arable enthusiasm by promising to name a
battleship Utah if congress would grant
him five battleships at the next session.
Leaving the Tabernacle the president was
driven to Senator Kearn's residence for
luncheon and rest This was entirely an
President Joseph E. Smith of the Mormon
church. Senator 8moot, Governor Wells,
Congressman Howell and a few personal
friends of the president and Senator Keam
made up the party. Shortly before 1:S0
o'clock the president was driven to the
Short line station and a few minutes later
the train, amid cheers, pulled out for
Oaden Also Crowded.
OGDEN, Utah. May 29. President Roose
velt was greeted here by thousands o
people gathered from all the counties of
northern Utah. Besides the regular party
the president was accompanied by Senators
Smoot, K earns, DuBols of Idaho and Clark
The crowds gathered to hear and see the
president were the largest ever seen In
Ogden. The Southern Paolflo shops were
rinsed to allow the employes to attend the
The procession was over a mile In length
and passed through the principal streets.
Along the line of march the streets were
crowded to the ropes that had been
stretched to prevent a jam. Features of
the parade were the large assemblies of
Grand Army of the Republic, and Spanla
war veterans, who actd as the guard of
honor, and the long lines of railroad em
ployes, who followed immediately after the
Move than 1,(00 children, representing th
public school pupils, were gathered at Les
ter park, and here the president made
(Continued on Second. Pag-a .
NOTABLES AT ST. LOUIS FAIR
Plans for Brlnnlna- Foremost Leaders
( Science, Art and Literature
PARIS, May 29. 8lmon N 'mb, the
American astronomer, enter! '..y, nota
ble company of French savant ''it r
at the Hotel Continental tonight ' It.
view to securing their co-operation In
congress to be held at the St. Louis exposi
tion of the foremost European representa
tives of literature, science, arts, philosophy,
sociology and rell-rion.
The guests Included M. Leroy Beaulcu,
the economist; M. Janssen, member of tho
Institute and director of the observatory
at Meudon; M. Darboux, secretary of the
academy of science; M. Mascart, director
of the meteorological bureau of the insti
tute; M. Ulclrrjuel, professor of the poly
technic school; M. Meyer, director of the
school of archives; Paul Oeker and other
gentlemen representing the Sorbonne and
various institutes and academies.
M. Newcomb set forth the opportunities
offered by the proposed congress at the
St. Louis exposition to survey the great
advances of science. M. Janssen and M.
Meyer responded, giving assurance, that
there would be a large representation at
M. Legrave, French commissioner to the
St. iouls exposition, declared that the
French government Is greatly interested
In having France properly represented and
It Intends to encourage the congress In a
practical manner by appropriating a suffi
cient sum by enabling the savants to at
tend. HELENA, Mont., May 29. The governor
tonight signed the bill appropriating $50,000
for the Montana exhibit at the St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, May 29. The Missouri com
mission of the World's fair has begun the
appointment of superintendents of exhibit
departments who are charged with gather
ing from various parts of Missouri the ex
hibits of the state. The following appoint
ments have so far been made:
H. H. Gregg, Joplln, department of mines
and metallurgy; J. A. Goodman, Kansas
City, department of horticulture; H. O.
Waters, Columbia, department of agricul
RUSSIA WILL ENFORCE POLICY
ot withstanding China's Refusal to
Grant Demands, Csnr Will Stay
PEKING, May 29. Paul Lessar, the Rus
sian minister, returned here tonight after
visit to St. Petersburg. No radical ac
tion regarding Manchuria is reported, but
the course of events Indicates that Russia
will enforce Its policy there, notwlthstand-
ng China's formal refusal to grant its de
The attempt to open new towns in Man
churia to foreign trade is likely to fall.
The diplomats are watching this feature of
the situation eagerly as being a test of
Russia's influence. The Chinese continue
to oppose the proposal, representing that
they never intended to do so, and they add
that under the present circumstances it Is
particularly undesirable as it would causa
complications with Russia.
The treat comml&Klaaeis point out that
the admission of other foreigners to Man
churia would strengthen the opposition to
Russian advance. The American and Jap
anese treaties are likely to be signed with
out this provision.
YOKOHAMA, May 29. -The combined op
position parties defeated the government's
followers in the Diet today. Two resolu
tions were passed demanding the fixing of
the ministerial responsibility In connection
with the official scandals.
ACCUSED OF BRIGANDAGE
Democrat le Labor Valon Leader of
Manila is Ordered I'nder
MANILA, May 29. Following the seliure
and examination of the books of the Dem
ocratic Labor union, the government today
arrested President Domlnadnor Gomes on
charges of misappropriating funds, brlgan
age, fraudulent sales of stock and organis
ing an Illegal association.
Over 1(10,000 pesos were collected In dues
and contributions. The books show a de
ficit of 20,000 pesos. It is believed to be
possible that part of the amount was stolen
before Gomes was elected president.
The government charges that part of the
fund was to furnish arms and food to the
Insurgents of Rlsal province. This, with
Gomes's correspondence with Gulllermo and
other leaders in the field, forms the basts
of the brigandage charge.
The union has a membership of 15,000, Is
closely affiliated with the nationalist party
and is strongly In sympathy with the in
surgents. The arrest of Gomes has ex
cited the natives and will Increase the
feeling of unrest n Manila, which has
been disturbed lately by reports of the
landing of arms. The situation, however,
Is not serious.
INSTANT PREVENTS DISASTER
Torpedoes la Cherbourg Harbor Ex
plode Just After Fuerst Bis
PARIS. May W The Matin's corre
spondent at Cherbourg telegraphs that
during a violent storm yesterday after
noon lightning caused the explosion of
three submarine torpedoes at the west en
trance to the harbor. The explosion threw
up a column of wster to a great height
and caused a panlo among the vessels at
No damage was dona. The Hamburg-
American liner Fuerst Bismarck, on Its
way from Hamburg and Southampton to
New Tork, had Just entered the harbor
and had the explosion occurred a , few
minutes earlier, says the correspondent.
It might have caused a creat disaster.
Standard OH tu Germany.
BERLIN, May 29. According to a dis
patch from Bucharest, Frank Q. Barstow,
a director of the (Standard Oil company.
and Chauncey F. Lufkln, a business aaso
elate, have passed through that town on
their way to the Grausor oil fields. At the
same time Dr. Beyschlag, a geological ex
pert, and Herr Sorg, an engineer of Berlin,
arrived In Bucharest and were received by
King Charles and M. Sturdsa, the Rou
manian premier. Dr. Beyschlag and Herr
8org are said to represent a German firm,
financed by the D sconto - Gerselrhaft,
which Is endeavoring to secure the Grausor
Expelled Americans Are Mormons.
BERLIN. May .-Ths two Americans,
William Stevens of New Tork and John
Meyers of Chicago, expelled from Muehl
hsusen, Thurlngla. are Mormons. The ex
pulsions occurred In accordance with the
decision to expel Mormon missionaries, as
recently reported. The cause of their ex
pulsion is exclusively their missionary
propaganda and has no political bearlaa.
MORTAL BLOW 10 CABINET
Chamberlain Ambitioni to Build Party of
Eii Own cn Bains.
MEANS BREAKUP IN PRESENT PARTY LINES
'heral Leaders, However, Are Ju
"ant and Assert Their Party
Is lulled on Free
(Copyright. 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, May 29. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telepram.) Joseph
Chamberlain has deliberately given Premier
Balfour's cabinet Its death stroke. It may
linger on for this session, carrying tho Irish
land bill, but dissolution cannot be delayed
beyond fall. Chamberlain Is serving Bal
four now precisely as he did Gladstone in
Sf6. His only chance of attaining his life's
ambition, the premiership. Is by breaking
up the present tory ministry and establish
ing a party of his own on an entirely new
The colonial secretary's speech Thursday
was an utter surprise to Balfour. It had
been agreed that the ministry should stand
on Balfour's statement of the new protec
tion policy, which was so vague and nebu
lous that It committed them to nothing,
but Chamberlain was determined and re
solved to force the situation. He unex
pectedly Jumped up and stated a definite
plan, pledging himself to appeal to the
country upon It. This will Inevitably split
the tory party, but his calculation Is that a
liberal cabinet can last only a couple of
sessions, when he will have his new party
consolidated to win him the premiership.
It Is said the whole of the present cabinet
Is against Chamberlain, and Balfour only
consented to coquette with the protection
proposal to keep him quiet. '
Liberals Are Jubilant.
Chamberlain probably would not be sorry
to resign, as he would then be freehanded
to further his new propaganda and be re
lieved from the tremendous responsibility
of the South African problems, which he"
has failed to solve. The situation which
he has created Is the most momentous for
the Eritlsh parties In fifty years. The min
isterial editors are stunned by the sudden
ness of the plunge and are using every art
to minimise Its Immediate effect. The lib
erals are Jubilant. They are united on free
trade and foresee certain victory at the
"The only possible meaning of Mr. Cham
berlain's action," said Sir Charles Dilko to
the World correspondent In the House of
Commons lobby Immediately after the
colonial secretary's speech Thursday even
ing. "Is he wants to break up Balfour's
cabinet and rally a party of his own, with
a new policy, calculated to dazzle the work
"The first object Is quite within his power
to attain, but the second Is certain to be
defeated by the commonsense and shrewd
ness of the working class. The speech was
exceedingly clever and adroit and opens tup
a new era In the history of British parties,
but I am convinced a majority of the Brit
ish electorate will never sanction a return
xsvt&mrsv y ;- :,'-' - ,
' Wipes Out PartyLlnes.
LONDON. May 2.-rolonlal Secretary
Chamberlain's protectionist policy Is tho
all-prevailing toplo of discussion here. His
masterful assertion that be would make
reciprocal treaties between the nation and
its colonies the question has been sensa
tionally fulfilled. Columns of comment fill
the afternoon newspapers and everyone is
asking, "Does it mean dissolution?"
Some people maintain that the govern
ment contemplates appealing to the coun
try on preferential trade and old-age pen
sions Immediately after the clcse of the
present session of Parliament, at the be
ginning of August, while others maintain
that tho government has not the slightest
Intention of giving up its unexpired term of
Tho Telegraph, which generally seem
The Issue could not be voted on for at
least eighteen months, but in the meantime
the government will give the country and
Parliament every opportunity to dlscuBs it.
A definite decision will probably be arrived
at shortly and will depend almost entirely
on the result of the propaganda now under
discussion by the members of the House of
Comons. If the Indications show that Mr.
Chamberlain Is likely to have the country
at his back a general election at the end
of this year is extremely probably.
The colonial secretary himself, the Asso
ciated Press learns, is doubtful if he could
win out Just at present, but he Is enthusi
astically positive that with political agita
tion the constituencies can be brought ta
see the wisdom of his policy. Those who
have discussed the preferential scheme
with Its author Bay he never expected such
keen Interest In any topic.
In this crusade the colonial secretary is
absolutely In harmony with Premier Bal
four and harbors no designs on the premier
ship. If a general election occurred to
morrow Cnd Mr. Chamberlain's program
was carried out, Mr. Balfour would again
take the reins of government.
The only development likely to occur In
the near future la a series of political
speeches from the leaders on both sides.
The opposition is almost solidly opposed to
modification of free trade and. will en
deavor to arouse that ferment which was
associated with the corn tax days.
Mr. Chamberlain, Mr. Balfour and such
unionists as agree with them will try to
extract from the public that degree of sup
port which they may Interpret as a popular
All signs point to a lengthy campaign on
the lines of protection against free trade
which Is likely to destroy party lines almost
as much' as did the home rule question.
In all the arguments the example and
probable attitude of .the United States will
The sugar convention bill, enabling the
nniisn government to carry out the pro
visions of the Brussels sugar convention.
wnicn pasaea its second reading In the
House of Commons Thursday, is taken by
the liberal papers to be an Important
feature of Mr. Chamberlain's "attack on
free trade." The text of the bill Issued to
day provides for the prohibition of the Im
portation bounty-fed sugar, that the origin
of Imported sugar be proved and that there
bo provision by the customs or internal and
revenue officers of all British refineries.
which must be worked only by persons
authorised by the commissioners.
Liberal Leader's Views. '
Sir Edward Greys is the first of the lib
eral leaders to take up Colonial Secretary
Chamberlain's challenge regarding Imperial
preferential tariffs. '
Addressing the Oxford University Liberal
league tonight Sir Edward denounced Mr.
Chamberlain's proposals on the ground that
they meant protection. Mr. Chamberlain
he said, played on the big trumpet, while
Premier Balfour played the same tune on
the small flute, but it must not be x-
tContlnued im FlfU PageJ
ITS PLEA FOR ARBITRATION
Mo honk. Conference Would Have
United States and England Ex
pand The Hague's Powers.
, LAKE MOHONK. N. T., May 29 At the
concluding session of the arbitration con
ference tonight the following platform was
The principle of International arbitration
has secured the approval of the elvlllxed
world. This fact Is solemnly- recorded at
The Hague convention. It Is gratifying to
state that largely through tne influence
and exsmple uf the United States, which
had so much to do with the success of The
Hugue conference, prestige has been given
The Hague tribunal by the submission to
It or International ci "Terences,
This conference thanks our government
for what It has done In ita behalf, especially
In the recent Veneiuclan controversy. This
conference believes that the next steD In
the steady march forward should be the
conclusion of a treaty of arbitration be
tween the UnlU-d States and Great Britain
to he followed by slmllnr agreements be
tween the other signatory nations to The
Hague convention to refer disputes to The
Hague tribunal. Such trVatles would make
the present Implied obligations of the na
tions signing them explicit, binding and
permanent Instead of leaving them as now
under The Hague convention, voluntary
and to be determined from time to time
and largely by circumstances.
This conference believes that the best
public opinion bt the United States and
Great Britain, neighbors and kinsfolk as
they are. recognizes the wisdom and Jus
tice of such an arrangement and that the
example thus set would be followed speed
ily by the other powers. It would lead
other nations to The Hague tribunal.
With a deep Sense of the fatherhood of
God and the consequent brotherhood of
man, the conference looks forward to new
victories for Its cause even more remark
able than those already won, notwithstand
ing the difficulties in the way of extending
the application of International arbitra
tion. Many motives may Inspire arbll ra
tion fear, horror of war, dread of expense
but Justice Is the only safe considera
tion for the world's peace. In the Alaskan
boundary dispute who should not prefer
that Justice should prevail, even If we make
no gain of hills and harbors? America I
should conduct Its claim with such loyalty
to Justice as to win the honor of nature.
or nature, i
summons all possible 1
agencies to teach and preach the gospel of
Justice. Business men and great corpora
tions, teachers In schools, ministers of God,
the public prees let our whole country
support the greet motto and seek to live
tin to It: "America loves lustlre." It an.
peals to every man and woman to aid in
increasing and organizing the general senti
ment in ravor
l '"'""tl'inal arbitration
by the invincible, power of
so as to secure
public opinion the employment of It In the
maximum number of possible cases, In the
hope that wars may cease and that peace
B00DLING WAS THE FASHION
So Says Grand Jury at St. Louis Re-
arardlnsr Methods of Passlap;
ST. LOUIS. May 29.-In making Its final i
report the April grand Jury reviews the evl- I
dence concerning- legislative Doodling, and
among other suggestions strongly recom
mends that more stringent laws be enacted
for the punishment of lobbying at the state
capltol, and that the statute of limitations
be extended to seven years. It Is also rec
ommended that franchises obtained through
boodllng methods be forfeited.
The grand Jury was In session thirty
nine days, examined 1.373 witnesses, re
turned 149 true bills and thirteen "not true
bills." The report says in part
The testimony .we hare heard has shown a
state -of affnira .mt amazing. We have
listened to the coateanlons of state senators
and were we at 'liberty to make known all
they have told us the recital would appall
and astound the citizens of this state. The
extent of the venality existing among tho
makers of our state laws Is alarming to
those who neiieve in rree government
Our Investigations have gone back for
twelve years and during that time the evl
dence before us shows that corruption has
been the usual and accepted thing In state
legislation, and that, too, without lnterfer
ence or hindrance. The tendency has been
to hide or Ignore rather than to expose and
Dunlsh this infamous crime.
Laws have been sold to the highest bidder
In numerous Instances that we have evl
dence of. We believe that laws should be
passed making It unlawful for lobbyists to
ply their profession In the manner that
some of them now operate, and providing
for the forfeiture or rrancnises procure Dy
.rippii ruf nt as t n tri At
We have found some Indictments for
bribery and there would be many more
wero it not ror me siniuie oi iiiiiiiniionn,
-ki.k v,,.,,i k .,i.n i mmyrmn
from the date of the crime.
The report concludes by thanking Mr.
Folk, the circuit attorney and Mr. Hancock,
the asaistant circuit attorney, for' their as-
slstance In the prosecution of crime.
REMOVE THE BAN ON CATTLE
Illinois Commissioners Permit El
trance from Points In Texas
SPRINGFIELD. 111., May 29 The State
Board of Live Stock Commissioners today
passed a resolution, effective at once, pro
viding that cattle originating in the ooun-
H.a tt ChlMrMi Cot f I - TTurrtemnn. Viiarr
Wilbarger, Kin, Knox. Haskell, Glass-
cock. Sterling,. Ttlon, West, Tom Green,
Stonewall, Jones, Fisher, Scurry, Garsea,
Borden, Howard, Mitchell, Upton and
Crane, In the state of Texas, and In the
counties of Beaver. Woodward, Woods,
Kingfisher, Garfield. Grant, Kay and Greer,
In the territory of Oklahoma, may be
shipped Into the state of Illinois after hav
Ing been Inspected and found free of In
fection by "a duly authorised Inspector of
the United States Department of Agricul
ture, provided that eyery such shipments
shall be in cars free from Texas fever
Infection, and a copy of such permit Is
sued by the Inspector shall be forwarded
promptly by mall to the secretary of the
Illinois live stock board at Springfield. Such
cattle may be unloaded for water and feed
at the Fort Worth stock yards.
GOLD OUTPUT IS INCREASED
Product of the Yukon Three Million
Dollars In Excess of
VANCOUVER, B. C. May 29.-A specal
from Dawson today says:
Never before In the history of banking
in Dawson have there been such heavy
purchases of gold dust as yesterday and
today. The amounts purchased by the two
banks here in connection with the large
mounts deposited for safe keeping, will
aggragate upward of Jl, 250,000.
Prerent Indications are that the Tukon'a
output of gold this season will exceed that
of last year by from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000.
A moral wave similar to that existing In
coast cities has been In progress for some
time with deadly effect. The result has
oeen a great Binmi.,g oi gamDiers ana
others against wnom tne crusade was di
Somers Goes to Eastern Road.
NEW HAVEN, Conn.. May 29 E. L.
Somers haa been appointed freight traffic
manager of the New York. New Haven A
Hartford railroad, vice J. M. Williams, re
signed. Mr. (joiners has been the aeneral
western freight agent of the New York
Central at Chicago.
Secretary show at C hlcasjo.
CHICAGO. May 29 Secretary of the
Treasury bhaw arrived at Chicago today
from Washington on Ma way to meet Pres
ident Konxevelt In Iowa. Secretary Bhaw
will le given a reception and lunihwn to-
aiurrow c ua Msn-iinea aiua.
Abilene, Kansas, Overwhelmed bj Tre
CITY'S VERY EXISTENCE IS THREATENED
8moky Xmr Spread Ont Over Three tj
Foot Milot of Land.
T0PEKA ALSO IN SERIOUS SITUATION
Over 2,000 People Are Hcmelea and
Wont ii Not leu
TEN THOUSAND WiU BE SO BY TODAY
Report that a Cloudburst Has Started
i Four-Foot Tide Wave Down
Kansas River Towards
TOPEKA, Kan.. May 29.-The high water
at 11 o'clock tonight has surrounded the
whole of North Topeka and hundreds of
houses are deserted. People are moving
out from that part of town as fast as pos
sible and great distress prevails. At this
time nearly 6,090 people are homeless.
It will be necessary for every Inhabitant
of the north side to leave their homes by
morning, And this will leave over 10,000
people without homes.
The people south of the river are trying
hard to take care of the flood refugees.
The court house, state house and other
buildings have been opened for their re
ception and a fund started for their relief,
Tha -lflnt worked under
. " .....
(Treat oimcuity, ana it is rearea mat ay
iu.uoitow this will have to be abandoned.
Reports from Wamego and other points
on the river report a great volume oi
water coming down this way. Wamego
reports a rise of two feet in the Blue and
three feet in the Republican river. This
wm reach Topeka by morning and the large
w.,- w ieini. i
holding Its own.
For six hours today the flood plowed
like a river through Abilene, filling 200 eel
lars and driving 100 families to places of
The Rock Island, Union Paclflo and Santa
Fe tracks are washed away, two lumber
yards burned from the contact of lime with
water, and several buildings collapsed.
The Western Union telegraph office in
Balln a has collapsed and no news can be
8ent out from there.
Highest Ever Known.
At Lawrence the Kansas river has con
tinued to rise rapidly all day, and in the
last three hours has come up nearly three
feet. The water stands thirteen feet deep
on the. dam there and caused the water
works, electric light plant and brick fac
tory to close down.
At Marysville the water la the highest
ever known and is getting higher.
One hundred people at Wamego are home
less and' had to) be moved out of their
Houses-hi boats;- In man) places the' water
Is up to the second-story windows.. Word
was received there tonight that a rise of
two feet was coming down the Republican
river and a rise of three feet down the
Blue river. The river at Wamego is rising
two Inches an hour. Over 600 head of cattle
have been drowned and washed down the
Many square miles of country near Era
I porta are under water. At Amerlcus the
river Is four feet higher than It has ever
been. The Missouri, Kansas & Texas road
has not moved any trains south of Emporia
At Marquette the Smoky Hill river la
higher f hn ever known before. Llndsborg
, surr0unded by water. At Concordia
many have been driven from their homes
I by the Republican river. Over five inches
f , . ,. .-- todav
I of water leu tnere toaay.
I At Newton the streets were flooded to-
night by a cloudburst. A tornado passed
I through that county tonight, doing small
damage. A tornado struck Strong City to-
night, demolishing the high school building
and Baptist church.
Truffle at a StandstllL
Railroad traffio In this city Is
practically at a standstill on ac
count of the floods. The Rock Island and
Union Paclflo are not running any trains,
while the Santa Fe runs only to Emporia
and the Missouri Pacific to Fort Scott.
The flood situation is the worst ever known
in the state. Perhaps 250 houses are in the
flooded district In Topeka, Including sev
eral mills and elevators and the Wolf
The flood In Little Russia, the Russian
settlement In North Topeka, Is serious.
The entire settlement is under water and a
current has started through the district.
Fear is expressed that the channel of the
river may change. Several houses already
are twisted on their foundations and they
probably will collapse. Every family has
had Its household goods damaged, and
some have lost everything.
The Kansas river Is five miles wide at
St. Mary's, and the town is half sub
merged. The Kansas river bridge there is
partially washed out and the river is rap
Idly rising. '
Late this afternoon the Kansas river
bridges at Maple Hill, Rossvllle, Silver
Lake, Bellevue and St. George were
washed out. The new steel bridge at Wll
lard Is damaged beyond repair, and at
Topeka the street railway bridge is use-
Several hundred cattle have been
A startling story comes Indirectly from
Manhattan that a cloudburst in that vi
cinity has started a four-foot volume of
water down the Kansas river. River men
discredit the story, although they will keep
watch for the threatened rise. The Rock
Island has -news of a bad cloudburst near
Herlngton, which has put all the streams
out of their banks.
Business Houses Collapsing.
Five Inches fell in Abilene this morn
Ing and more this afternoon. Business
houses sre collapsing and the entire town
Is panic-stricken, it is impossible to get
around on account of the water. Women
are prostrated and the people are afraid
of what will happen next. The Smoky
river is three or four miles wide at AM-
jen, Bnd every wagon and railroad bridge
I .round there Is out.
Last night's rain extended all over cen
tral and northern Kansas, all of which is
drained by the Kansas river. Rain fell
during the morning at many of the flooded
points and at 4 o clock another heavy rain,
almost a cloudburst, fell. This will make
the situation much worse.
Tomorrow the flood will be at Its height
and the situation will then be extremely
1 critical for North Topeka, Abilene, Wa
mego and other towns along the Kansas
The police and fire departments In To
peka have organised to rescue people from
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CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Rnln Saturday;
Sunday Fair and Warmer.
Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayi
Hour. I)e. lltinr. lira.
n . n 117 1 p. m
a. ni l:t 2 p. m
T a. m a p. ni
H a. m till 4 p. in
t a. in ft p. m ...... 1
to a. m a p. nt
it a. m u-4 T p. m "
lil m 01 Hp. in "'-I
p. m tHt j
SUFFERING FROM LOCKJAW
Young Man Walks Into Police Sta
tion and Boon Goes Into
A young man came Into the police sta
tion yesterday evening In an advanced
stage of lockjaw and was soon seized with
convulsions. He was placed under the In
fluence of an anesthetic and removed to
the hospital. It Is not known whether he
will recover or not; the disease had run
three days, but the sufferer Is of strong
He came Into the ofllco of Surgeon. Tros
tler and. pulling out a small notebook,
wrote with difficulty that he wanted to see
a doctor, and when Trontler Indicated that
ho was such, wrote, "What Is the matter
with me?" His Jaw was set, but about nn
IncH open, and fie could not speak. In
answer to questions he wrote that he had
stepped oh a nail three days before. He
was soon seized with convulsions and As
sistant City Physician Arnold and Surgeon
Trostler had to use the chloroform. Later
when he came out from the Influence he
motioned for paper and wrote, "Please tell
mother, Mrs. Mary Marshall, Mount Au
burn, O." He was again attacked and the
anesthetic used. Father McGovcrn was
sent for, at the nodded aBscnt of the suf
ferer to the question as to whether he
wished a priest, and he was then sent to
the hospital. In the small book was found
his rame, Frank Marshall, with the ad
dresses, Hannibal, Mo., and Louisville,
Ky and the Information that he was 21
years old and had worked In a pumping
station. From various notes In the book he
had evidently been a traveler.
FATAL AFFRAY OF STRIKERS!
Quarrel Retween Union and Nonunion
Men Results In One Death,
One Fatally Hurt.
KANSAS CITT, May 29.-During a quar
rel between union and nonunion men in
Kansas City, Kan., tonight Dan McWll
llama, a union striker at the Armourdale
foundry, was shot twice and killed and 3.
Ketitch, a nonunion boxmaker, was fatally
McWUUams and Dick Kllders, also a
union foundryman, were going to a labor
meeting when they met Kentch and Ed
Todd. A quarrel was started, in which
Kentch was stabbed and as he sank to
the ground two shots were fired, killing
McWUllams. It is not positively known
who shot McWUllams, but nil three of the
surviving participants are undor arrest.
The feeling against the nonunion men
who. have taken . the places of the vnlon
strikers at the Toll box factory, where
Kentch was employed, Is very strong, and
many clashes between the union and non
union men have taken place during the
SENATOR AND CONGRESSMAN
Dietrich and Bnrkett Happen to Spend
the Day Tosrether In Omaha In the
Midst of Extensive Travels.
Senator Dietrich and Congressman Bur
kett spent the day together In Omaha yes
terday, although it was by accldnnt that
they happened to meet here. Senator Diet
rich was on his way east from his home In
Hastings to Bryn Mawr college in Penn-
ylvanla to meet his daughter, with whom,
after the graduating exercises, he will start
immediately on hla extensive tour of
Alaska, from which he expects to return
about the middle of September. Congress.
man Burkett is on a speech-making expe
dition, as stellar attraction chiefly for high
school commencements, being headed first
for Silver City, la., and then Nebraska
City. He has his dates all booked up to
June 14, and then hopes to be able to take
a short rest from this arduous part of his
NEWSPAPER FOR FLORENCE
Weekly, First In Fifty Years, Will
Be Started In Historical
With the coming of a railroad In the
shape of the electric line extension a news
paper has arrived at Florence, tho hlntorlc
village to the north of Omaha. F. B
Nichols, a member of Omaha Typographical
union and formerly of the printing firm of
Nichols & Broadfleld, has announced that
he will Isaue the first number of the Flor
ence Items June 6. The sheet Is to be a
weekly and will start auspiciously. Fifty
years ago, when Florence was a stopping
and relaying point for the emigrating Mor
mons, it had a newspaper, but during the
Intervening time the place has had no
paper of Its own.
FIRST REHEARSAL AT DEN
Initiatory Ceremonies of Ak-8ar-Ben
Are Practiced hy the Knights
The first rehearsul of the Ak-Sar-Ben
initiatory ceremonies took place last night
at the den and was a success throughout
Other rehearsals will follow, prior to the
first Initiation, probably June 15. The date
has not been definitely determined, how
ever. The Initiation ceremonies this yea
are to be very elaborate.
Movements of Ocean Vessels May 29,
At Delaware Breakwater Passed In, 5:10
p. m., Uelgenland, from Liverpool for Phil
At New York Arrived: Barcelona, from
Hamburg, la. Bavule, rrom Havre, was re
ported on rsanmcKei ngninnip at 7 a. in
today, bulled: Celtic, tor IJverix.ol.
At Live! pool Sailed : Victorian, for New
York. Arrived: Germanic, from New York
At Movllle Hailed; llavarlun tllrllishi. f
Montreal; Ethiopia, from Gluayow (or New
At Cherbourg Sailed: Fuerst Illsrnarrk
from Hamburg und Houthampion fur New
At Naples Arrived: Nord America, from
At London Arrived; Canadian, from
At The Liiard Paased: Potsdam, from
New York for Rotterdam; 1'hlladelphlau,
from Boston for London.
At Queenstown Hailed: New England,
from Liverpool for l'obton; Carpathia, from
Liverpool for New York.
At Southampton Sailed: Fuerst Bis
marck, from Hamburg for New Vork via
At Brow Head Passed: Cevlc, from New
York for Liverpool.
At Ka al Punned : Palatla, from Genua
and Naples for New York.
At Glbralter Passed : Sardegna, from
New Tt'uik for N ai;l us and Uaxiuau
NEW FLOOD RECORDS
Water in Tea Moinci R rer Geti Higher
Than Ever Bafori Known.
REMAINS AT HIGH.P0INT ONLY SHORT TIME
Stream is Now Ont o' Banal from Ita
Scarce to Its Mouth.
OTHER STREAMS IN STATE ABOUT AS BAD
People in Lowlandi Compelled to Hurriedly
Abaudon Their Homes.
GREAT DAMAGE TO CROPS AND STOCK
Knnsas Streams Are About as Bad
and Railroad Truffle Is Greatly
Impeded hy Wash
outs. DES MOINES, la., May 30,-The Des
Moines river, which fell almost a foot
Friday night, began rising again this morn
ing and has reached twenty-two feet above
low water mark.
Fifteen hundred families are homeless,
50i) being driven out since last midnight.
The Eleventh street levee gave way lata
Friday night and the factory district is
flooded. The Center street dam Is expected
to go out, and If It shall fall three city
bridges and four railroad bridges across
the Des Moines will bo in danger.
Trains have been . abandoned on flie
Wabash, Keokuk A Western and Great
Western. The Rock Island Is handling
passengers only and this with great cau
tion. South of Des Moines the Great West
ern has abandoned Ita tracks.
Rivers All Out.
DES MOINES, May 29.-From all over
the state come reports to the effect that
the rivers are receding and that further
danger from flood haa passed.
In the Des Moines valley from Spirit
Lake to the Missouri river the entire bot
toms were covered with water and tha
damage to the corn crop is Inestimable.
In Fort Dodge, Boone, Madrid. Des Moines,
Ottumwa and other points fully 500 homes
have been Inundated by the waters. In
Des Moines alone the damage will reach
$500,000. In South Des Moines the bottoms
present a solid sheet of water, with houses
dotted here and there, some turned over
and others with their chlmneya peeping
above the water line.
The river reached Its highest point at a
o'clock this morning, when it recorded
twenty-one feet and three-tenths above low
water mark. This Is the highest mark upon
the records of the government by four
Specials from Van Meter and other nolnta
on the Raccoon river above hers this morn- '
ing are to the effect that the river haa con
tinued to steadily rise and is yet going up.
Authoritative inquiry establishes a similar
condition here. While the Des Moines Is "
slowly rooedlng above its confluenoe with
tne Raccoon, it Is rising below. South and
southeast Dea Moines, which suffered most .
last year, are threatened with further
Breaks in levees In this section have sur
rounded hundreds of homes with water
and a break in north Des Moines this morn-
fng Inundated Central Place, surrounding
upwards of 200 fine residences.
Contrary to early reports, a telegram was
received front Uoone at 10:30, forty miles
above here, stating that the Des Moines la
still slowly rising there, which indicates
that the decline here Is but temporary.
Iowa River Overflows.
MARSH ALX.TOWN, la,. May 29. (Special
Telegram.) Tremendous damage is being
done by high water in the Iowa river here.
The lowlands north of the city are over
flowed and truck farmers will ba especially
heavy losers. Plerce'a park Is Inundate,!
and the river a mile wide at this place.
Bottom lands between here and Le Grand
are submerged for miles and the lowlands
between Montour and Tama are like a
sea. Several families have been compelled
to abandon their homes. It has been rain
ing steadily all day and with no prospects
of improvement. One farmer's stock Is
confined on Islands and efforts to rescue
It have been futile. It is feared they will
Oaawa Fears Flood.
ONAWA, la.. May 29.-(Spocial Telegram.)
It has been raining here all day, 1.27 inch
having fallen, which makes the record for
May 11.21 inches, breaking all records for
twenty-four years. The water on the bot
toms has risen over one foot today. Turin
reports the highest water of tho season.
The Illinois Central track between Onawa
and Smlthlund, north of the Milwaukee
crossing, is washing away bodily, and all
trains will be abandoned today on that line.
The water is breaking over the grade east
of Onawa and will soon be coming into
town. The situation is becoming serious.
SIOUX CITY, la., May 29.-(Speclal Tele
grcm.) The Sioux river started on a ram
page today and Is threatening troubls. Tha
Milwaukee railroad bridge Is likely to go
out. Claude Lynch, a Union, S. D., farmer,
was drowned In the Lewis creek, a tribu
tary to the Sioux river a few, miles north
of here. He became mired In the mud and
the suddenly vising waters closed over him.
It has rained heavily throughout this sec
tion of the state. Railroads have been
washed out and traffic Interrupted. A severe
washout on the Milwaukee Is reported from
Weslfield. la. The Little Sioux In Monona
Is still flooding the country and farmers
are In despair. The damage being done in
this section of Iowa Is climbing Into the
GAS COMPANIES TO UNITE
Important Deal Is Pendlasr Involv
ing a Number of the West
DETROIT, May 29. A deal of great Im
portance to tha properties of the American
Light and Traction company Is pending In
which it is probable that the United Gas
Improvement company of Philadelphia will
take over the following companies. In
cluded In tho former corporation by a
ninety-nine year lease:
Western Gas company of Milwaukee; St
Paul Gaa Light company of St. Paul;
Grand Rapids Gas Light company of Grand
ltaplds; St. Joseph Gaa company of St.
Joseph, Mo.; Madison Gas and Electric
company of Madison, Wis.; Blnghamton
Gas Works company, Blnghamton, N. Y. ;
Southern Gas and Light company of San
Antonio, Tex.; Consolidated Gas company
of Ixng Branch, N. J.
These are ail In the group of McMlllIn
companies and tha president of the Light
and Gas company Is Emerson McMlllIn or
New York. Manager I'aul Doty of the Do.
trolt City Gas company tonight confirmed
tha statements as to tha reported deal.
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