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The ' Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE
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NAMES OHIO TICKET
Myron T. Derrick Nomina'ed for Oorernor
RESPONDS WITH A STIRRING ADDRESS
Eemainder of Ticket Agreed Upon Without
TWO SENATORS ACT IN ENTIRE HARMONY
iooserelt's Candidacy ii Given Splendid
PLATFORM CLEAR ON PENDING ISSUES
Endorsee Hanna for Re-election aa
rlor, and Legislation Which
Will Aid Both Ubor
For Governor MYRON T. HERRICK
For Lieutenant Governor
WAIIHKN O. HARDING
For Auditor WAL1KR D. nni.HKHl'
For State Treasurer. ...W. 8. McKINNON
For Attorney General
WADE HAMPTON ELLIS
For Supreme Judge '.
AUGUSTUS M. BUMMERS
For School Commissioner E. A. JONK3
For Member of Board of Public Works..
. GEORGE II. W ATKINS
COLL'MBCS, O., June 4. The republican
state convention closed today after nom
inating; the state ticket, endorsing Hanna
for another term In the senate and Roose
velt for another term as president.
While Senator Foraker was presiding to
day, the delegates formulated the cam
paign battle cry of "Hanna, derrick,
Harding and Harmony." It seemed to be
the policy to have "harmony" on the ticket
as well as in the declaration of principles.
'While all conceded that It was "Ilanna's
year," yet he would not use his Influence
except that for the head of the ticket he
named his neighbor, Myron T. Herrlck,
for governor. The senator's great friend,
George B. Cox of Cincinnati, certainly
named Warren G. Harding for lieutenant
governor and Wade Hampton Ellis for at
torney general, as well as being the most
potential factor In nominating Judge Sum'
mers. Auditor Gullbert and others, espe
daily McKtnlon for treasurer, were
Gullbert the Only One.
Of the three candidates for third terms.
Gullbert was the only winner. Governor
Nash and ex-Governor Bushnell had much
to do with Gullbert's success, as Gullbert
served under both of them. He was also
deputy auditor of state under McKlnley and
by both Nash and Bushnell was considered
While Senator Foraker expressed his
gratification over the ticket, he was espe
dally gratified over the unanimous adop
tion of a resolution which Indorsed Pres
ident Roosevelt's nomination as well as his
administration. It had been anticipated, as
Congressman Nevln said in his speech to
day, that "Senators Hanna and Forakei1
would lock horns , over the endorsement
vi mramni canaiuacy, out instead they
locked arms and are leaning the Ohio re
publicans in tbla campaign more harmonl-
' ously than ever."
Voraker for Hanna Always.
Senator Foraker, on being introduced by
Senator Hanna as the permanent chairman.
poke as follows, being repeatedly Inter
rupted by cheers:
This is Hanna's year yesterday was, in
an especial sense. Hanna s day and he im
proved it to the utmost. He made our key
note speech and I do not hesitate to say
It was one of the best I ever heard In any
We have three great duties before us to
oiscnarge, an or mem important and ser
ions but easy to perform.
In the first place, we have the duty of
nominating here today, and electing In
November next, Myron T. Herrlck, to be
governor of Ohio.
Our second duty Is broader, more lm
portant, more serious, but easier still. It Is
that of electing Senator Hanna to be his
own successor, mat is so easy that If let
alone it will do It Itself. Hut we a r nr.
going to let It alone. We are all going to
help to do It. And we Intend to keep on re
electing bim from time to time. Just as
long aa he Uvea, and we hope he may live
The third duty to which I have referred
Is yet broader, more Important, more ser
ious, but if possible, easier still. If any
thing could be easier, and that is to elect
Theodore Roosevelt to be his own suc
cessor. We Intend to do this because he,
like Senator Hanna, merits the honor; has
Hit Surpassed Expectations.
He entered UDon the duties nf th im-.i
dency under the most trvin rirrnm.iuro.
There were many who doubted him ai.nittr
to succeed, many who predicted failure but
today It can be truthfully said that he haa
not only met but he haa surpassed the
most aangulne expectations of his most con
fident and most ardent friends. The people
of tbla country have come to know htm,
became of the works he has done, aa a man
of brains, as a man of courage, as a man
of pure ideals, aa a man who ia fearless in
the discharge of his duty.
Quick he la of conception ns It haa been
Said, "quirk on the trigger." But It can be
said also that ha is a sure shot. He hits
the bulls-eye every time and he will hit the
bulls-eye In liwt. I do not hesitate to speik
In this manner at this time, because we
are all agreed that next year he Is to he
our candidate and that next year we will
triumphantly elect him to the presidency to
continue to administer republican policies
and bring honor and glory to the nation. It
ia a sunjeci or congratulation, mv friend'",
as we here today enter uin the Initial
battle of 19H4, that the republicans not onlv
of this state but also of the whole countrv
should be united, aa they mill he, upon poll'
cles, purposes, aspirations and ambitions.
We are not halting or doubting alout anv
policy. We are not divided about any
question. Hut look at the ranks of democ
racy! They are all broken. Half of them
don't know whether they are yet for free
sliver or not. Half of thnm don't know
whether they should be for free trade or
against It. And as we are united shout
questions, so too are we united about
candidates the candidate for governor, tho
candidate for senator and the candidate for
president, while they are not united any
where upon any man. Bryan does not want
Cleveland, and Cleveland does not want
wlryan. and neither one of them wants
. in y body else. Hut that Is perhaps as we!l
mm any other way. for It does not mak a
St e difference who they dominate. We
will do as Senator Hanna suggested ves
terday. We will declare anew our belief
In our principles and purposes, nominate
our candidate and go straight forward, and
If they don't get out of the way, run over
Report of Platform Committee.
The report of the platform committee, aa
presented by Chalrraun Charles Dick, was
adopted with an amendment asking na
tional aa well as state aid for good roads.
In the original form it read:
The republicans of Ohio rejoice In the
result a of the republican adminstratlon in
the state and natiin. It haa promoted the
welfare of the entire country. Past
achievements insure the faithful perform
ance of new duties.
Ohio enters upon Ita second century of
Statehood with a record unequalled. Re.
r'Ubllrsn control has aided immeasurably
n placing our state In the very forefront
of the union of atates comprising the
world a nation.
We commend President Roosevelt's
fidelity to duty, hla adherence to President
M. Klnley a policies and his own proved
ability In his high omre. showing htm in
evry way worthy of eb-.tlou by the )ople
to be their rhlef msgirtrate. We favur
bla nomination for prealrirnt in l!v4.
The Ohio republican delegation to con-
tCotktlnuod oa Third Im4
RUSSIAN EDITORS WORRIED
They Wish Their Government to
Officially (explain to Amer
ST. PETERSBURG. '-1. ' The relations
between the United Stni '4, Hussia are
much discussed here. The ' 'reyma
printed a leading article heat. ' -ssla
and America," which saye: "Ti. d
States from time to time fills the .
of the anti-Russian propaganda which f.
favorable soil In Its politically unripe pop
ulation without governmental traditions
and carried away by the successes of its
new Imperialistic policy. The Siberian
prisons, the Manrhurian open door, the
Klshlnelt disorders all of these serve as
a pretext for the anti-Russian meetings, so
advantageous to Russia's enemies. Whllo
Secretary Hay's stubborn Anglophlllsm
lends governmental Importance to the
claims of the various groups of American
traders and missionaries in the far east,
our diplomatic agents' activity In America
must take a different course from the
diplomacy of Europe. We must create a
party and explain our designs and position
not only to Mr. Hay, but to the people.
which is the same. They must act through
the American press, which seems to be the
mirror and the leader of American public
The editor of the Syronlktoft says:
"Thrice In America have been found hearty
Russian sympathies, but Russia remains
dumb while the American papers are filled
with all possible accusations against Rus
sia from English, German and Jewish
sources. Count Casslnl excellently defends
our political interests, but he cannot un
dertake a newspaper controversy, so the
accusations remain unanswered."
The article also complains that tho
American school histories contain nothing
of the friendship of Russia to the United
States at the foundation and defense of
The editorial concludes: "The Russian
foreign office should publish in English a
sketch of the relations between the Russian
and American governments beginning with
the time of Catherine and ending with the
Spanish-American war, from the diplomatic
archives and American-published records,
and send the same to 8,000 American papers.
If a third of this number notice the book a
sympathetic movement would bo Inaug
urated In the country. With Its tremendous
Importance it Is a great error to despise
the American press in conducting our for
POPE IS MERELY WEARIED
Old, Old Story of His Illness la Given
Its Equally Elderly Con
tradiction. ROME, June 4. With regard to the re
ports that the pope is ill. It Is learned
that the only trouble from which he Is
suffering la exhaustion due to fatigue as
a result of the receptions his holiness had
held since Easter, when persons were ad
mitted In private audience or to Pope
Leo's presence . to the number of over
20.000. The pope continues to receive house
hold officials and tonight held a conference
with Cardinal Rampolla with regard to
the appointment of .hlahQp for .Manila,
for which post there are three candidates:
Mgr. F. Z. Rooker, former secretary of
the Apostollo delegation at Washington
and now bishop of the Caro, Philippine
Islands; Rev. Father J. J. Hartln of St.
Louis and Rev. Thomas A. Hendrlck of
Rochester. The last named was proposed
by Cardinal Gibbons. The pope will re
sume his ordinary audiences tomorrow.
WILHELM LIKESA SINGFEST
Approves the Vocal Competition at
y Frankfort and Praises His
FRANK FORT-ON-THE-MAIN, June 4.
The emperor and empress who are at
tending the singing competition here were
welcomed at the town hall today by the
municipal authorities, whom the emperor
thanked for their splendid reception.
Referring to the revival of the old Ger
man custom of song competitions the era
peror emphasised the necessity for old
tradition traveling hand In hand with
modern development, saying that only the
man who cultivated his history and held
up traditions could make himself a name
In the world. He complimented Frankfort
on being at the forefront in social pol
itics. In which he was so keenly interested.
He added that the Second Hessian regi
ment of artillery shall hereafter bear the
name of Frankfort.
MONKS ARE DRIVEN OUT
Gendarmes Invade a Monastery De
spite tho Btone Barricades
of Ita Inmates.
PARIS. June 4. A number of gendarmes
and a detachment of englneera today dis
possessed the monks of the monastery of
La Blachens. A crowd of about 8,000 per
sons engaged in a demonstration for and
against the authorities. The monks barri
caded the gates and doors of the monastery
with paving atones, but the soldiers scaled
the walls, reached the roof and gained
access to the building. They then cleared
away the barricades and arrested the
father superior, the monks and a number
Tsar Approves Edict Against Jews.
ST. PETERSBURG. June 4 The cxar
hna approved the decision of the committee
of ministers forbidding Jews to acquire real
estate or enjoy the proceeds thereof except
In towns within the Jewish pale until the
laws concerning the Jews have been re
vised. There are 110 such towns where the
Jews are permitted to settle and acquire
Foundation Rather Slight.
BELGRADE, Servla, June 4. The only
foundation for the report that King Alex
ander's French cook had committed aul
rida at the palace after having been de
tected in an attempt to poison Queen
Draga is that a ecullion employed In the
palace committed suicide a week ago on
account of a love affair.
To Raise the Maine.
HAVANA, June 4. The secretary of the
treasury today rejected the bid of Tibuco
C as tana for the raising of the Maine. The
aecretary will again advertise for bIJa.
MOB LEADERIS SENTENCED
He Geta Tea Years In Penitentiary
for Being Too In
petuoaa. CARTHAGE. Mo.. June 4 Samuel
Mitchell twhltel. who led the mob which
lynched a negro at Joplin recently, was
today aentenced to ten years' Imprisonment
In the penitentiary. The negro had killed
a policeman who waa trying to arrest him.
THREE RILLED BY COWBOYS
Desperate Tight Takes Place Hear St.
Franoii in Kaniaa.
WIRE FENCE IS CAUSE 0FTR0UBLE
Father and Three Bona Are Killed
and a Fourth Bon Bo Badly
Hart that He May
ST. FRANCIS, Kan., June 4. Authentic
reports received tonight from the scene of
last night's tragedy In the south part of
this country Indicate that the Dewey cattle
men went to the Berry cattle ranch and
E. M. BERRT, owner of ranch.
A. J. BERRT.
O. A. BERRT.
They fatally wounded:
E F. Berry.
And seriously wounded:
All of these were sons of R. M. Berry.
The Berry version of the matter Is that
three of them were working in the Held
and two of them at the house, unarmed,
when a gang of the Dewey men, with
Chauncey Dewey at their head, rode up and
deliberately attempted to kill them all.
Dewey alleges that they went over to get
a water tank that belonged to the land;
that the Berrys opened fire on them and
that they did the killing in self-defense.
There has been bitter feeling between
the Bern's and Deweys ever since the
Deweys Invaded the country. About two
years ago the Deweys commenced to ac
quire title to all the land they could in
the southeastern part of this county and
the adjoining corner of Rawlins, Sherman
and Thomas counties. The Berrys are
among the few whd have stayed with their
homes, and have been In continual litiga
tion. It Is said that Chauncey Dewey and
two of his men, McBrids and Wilson, did
the shooting. The coroner's Jury llnds that
Chauncey Depew, from behind a sod wall,
killed one of the Berrys and mortally
wounded another, and that the Berrys were
The tragedy resulted from the ever pres
ent fight between cattle and ranchmen in
this eecflon of the country. The Deweys
belonging to a rich Chicago concern.
They own thousands of acres of land.
Sheriff McCulloch wires from Atwood that
be has Dewey and his men under arrest.
Oanao of the Trouble.
LINCOLN, June 4. A special from
Superior, Neb., gives the story of the fight
at St. Francis, Kan-, between the Berry
family and some cowboys.
Land had been taken by old man Berry
as a homestead. The fences of the cattle
company interfered with his passage to
and from the roads. Wire cutting on the
part of the Berry family in order to get the
shortest possible road to town Is said to
have been the original cause of the trouble.
The cowboys had threatened to kill the
The fight resulting In tho three deaths
came after a recent trip of the Berry
family to town. The father and four sons
were returning to their homes. Eight miles
from their destination they stopped to cut
their way through a wire fence. Tho cow
boys cam upon them just as they com
pleted tho work. The Berrys mounted
quickly and the cowboys fired.
The oldest boy, John, was wounded, but
stayed In his saddle. The farmere had the
freshest mounts and soon were out of ac
curate rifle range. The cowboys kept up
a scattering fusllade of shots.
Arriving home the Berrys did not think
they had been pursued all the way and
they were In front of the bouse when the
party of cowboys rode up the hill a few
yards to the north. The shooting began
Immediately. Two of the Berry boys were
killed before they could reach their rifles.
The old man and the other two boys got
Inside the house.
There were about twenty cowboys and
they started on the gallop for the house.
Intending to fire it and burn the defenders
out. The old man and the boys attempted
to escape from the other side of the house
and were shot down in succession.
DECIDE TO STAY IN AFRICA
Evaagellean Lutherans Change Plaa
of Work There, How
ever. BALTIMORE, June 4. The fortieth bi
ennial convention of the general synod of
the Evangelical Lutheran church In the
United States was organised tor business
today. Two hundred and forty-six dele
gates were present.
The report of the board of foreign mis
sions was submitted this evening. One of
the main features of the report was a
comparative statement of the funds raised
for the work during the past four years.
During 1899-1901 the contributions amounted
to l'J6.S66, whereas during the past two
years the total was 122,666.
A large part of the report dealt with the
present condition of the African work. It
was proposed at the last meeting of the
synod to abandon the African field and the
matter was referred to the board for con
sideration. The board decided that Africa
should not be abandoned and decided to
establish Interior stations in a more healthy
country, to pay more attention to the rais
ing of breadstuffs for the use of schools,
and leas to the cultivation of coffee and to
develop a native ministry. On this plan
the work has been continued.
Tonight the anniversary of the board of
foreign missions was held. Dr. H. L.
Uhl delivered an address on general synod
work In India and Rev. Jacob 8. Simon
spoke of "How the Work Looks From Over
JUDGE REMOVES SHERIFF
Deputy la Ordered to Summon Jury
to Try Jett aad W hite
JACKSON, Ky.. June 4. The aensatlon of
the day was the attempt of Sheriff Calla
han to be recognised for service in the
trial of the cases of Curtis Jett and Tom
White, accused of the murder of J. B.
Marcum. Invited to withdraw his claim he
refused and after filing of affidavits by
tho prosecution ha waa formally removed.
His deputy, John Jones, was then ap
pointed elisor. Neither side offered objec
tion to him. Judge Redwlne instructed
Jones to go to Magoffin county and order
sixty men to report here by Sunday night
Jones left on the mission this afternoon.
He Is a native of the troublesome creek in
Breathitt county and haa been a deputy
aherlff eight years. Because he tried one
of the Everaola while Justice of the peace
during the French-Eversol fued. his house
was riddled with bullets, but he escaped.
Ha waa thereafter identified with the
French faction. Tba cases of Jett and
White wUI bo si seed Mocda.
TO COME WEST NEXT YEAR
Congregational Homo Missionary So
ciety is to Meet la Des
PROVIDENCE, R, I., June 4. At the
closing day of the Congregational Home
Missionary society's seventy-seventh anni
versary it was voted to hold the next an
nual meeting in October, 1904, at Des
The following officer were elected: Pres
ident, Cyrus Northrup, Minnesota; record
ing secretary. Rev. T. C. McClaflln, Rhode
Island; auditor. G. 8. Bell, New York.
The report of the treasurer, William B.
Hnwland, showed that the Congregational
Home Missionary society began the year
with a net debt of 19.911 The receipts of
the national society from contributions,
legacies and other sources were 317,C9.
The expenditures for missionary labor and
expenses were PM.167. The auxiliary so
cieties raised in their own fields during the
Secretary Washington Choato delivered
an address on "A Marked Tear." Rev.
Joel S. Ives of Hartford, Conn., read a
paper entitled "The Foreigner in New Eng
land." In his address on behalf of the Sun
day School and Publishing society Dr. W.
A. Duncan, the Held secretary, stated that
617 new Sunday schools were organized dur
ing the year ended February 28 last. The
demand for new work and additional work
ers has never been so great as during the
past year. These demands have come from
North and Sotith Dakota, Minnesota, Ne
braska, Oregon, Indian Territory and
Alaska. The society began tho year with
a balance on hand of 16,672. During the
year it received 164,674. The year has been
full of openings for new work and the
society at the close of the year had a bal
ance of only 1160. The children's day of
ferings of the year amounted to t22,17t.
MORE CAUTIOUS ABOUT FOODS
Acting; Secretary of Agriculture
Wants Certified Invoices of tho
WASHINGTON, June 4. Acting Secre
tary of Agriculture Moore, in a letter to
the secretary of state - concerning the en
forcement of the law authorising the sec
retary of the treasury, on certification of
the secretary of agriculture, to exclude
from ports of the United States food prod
ucts deleterious to health and those manu
factured, labeled or exported In any man
ner forbidden by law In tho countries
where made or from- which exported, re
quests that the Agricultural department be
advised of all proposed. Importations into
the United States ef food products. He
recommends that consuls, consular and
shipping agents of the United States and
foreign countries be requested to supply
the Agricultural department certified copies
of the invoices of imported food products,
and that a special) Invoice made on oath
declaring that the; food products contain
no substance Injurious to health be re
quired to be attached to tho copy of the
invoice to be furnished to tho Agricultural
department. Thus, tie gays, the depart
ment will be advised In advance of the
condition and character of the shipments
and will be able jeconomlcally and effect
ually to enforce .these laws in connection
with the Treasury department. Secretary
Moore requests that blanks and tnstruc
tlons to copsul or consular agents be pre
pared at once, aa the law will go Into ef
fect July L
DIVIDEND OF NORTHWESTERN
Quarterly of Two Per Cent on Pre.
ferred and Yearly of Seven
CHICAGO, June 4. The annual meeting
of the stockholders of the Chicago
Northwestern company was held today
The annual statement submitted to the
stockholders showed gross earnings for
the year of $60,041,118, with operating ex
penses, taxes, Interest, etc., amounting to
$45,246,314. The surplus for the year over
all charges (land Incomes not Included)
Prior to the meeting of the stockholders
there was jl meeting of the directors at
which a quarterly dividend of 1 per cent
on the preferred stock and a half yearly
dividend of SH per cent on the common
stock, payable July 1 to stockholders on
record June L t
Directors whose term of office expired
were Albert Keep, Chauncey M. Depew,
Samuel F. Barger, James C. Fargo, Henry
C. Frlck and Dlvld P. Kimball. They were
all re-elected for a term of three years,
and Frank Work was elected to fill the
unexpired term of N. K. Falrbank, de
ceased. L0EB IS COURTING TROUBLE
Irgea Bondholders to Start Investiga
tion of I'nlted States Ship
NEW TORK, June 4. The opposition to
the reorganisation plan of the . United
States Ship company today Issued a cir
cular to the first mortgage bondholders
stating their several objections to the plan
and making charges of deception. The
circular, which bears the signature of Gus
tave Loeb. says, among other things:
"The plan of reorganization gives abso
lutely no light. We are asked to give up
our securities without explanation, with
the exception of a few worthless gener
alities. The company needs a searching
examination into Its affairs by a tearless
Mr. Loeb asks all the bondholders to go
in for the investigation.
WOMEN ' WITNESS LYNCHING
Xrgro la Hanged at Greenville, Miss.,
Within View ef Afternoon
GREENVILLE, Miss., June 4. John Den
nis, a negro, was lynched here this aft
ernoon by a mob of 300 men. He attempted
a criminal assault on a well known young
woman last Tuesday night and was ar
rested and placed In Jail. This afternoon
when the streets were crowded by women
shoppers a body of men went to the Jail
and demanded admittance. This was re
fused and members of the mob secured a
steel rail and bettered down the door of
the prison. Dennis was hanged on the cross
arm of a telephone pole. Many women
wltneaaed the lynching. The negro only
asked time to pray.
Kew Scale for Omaha Road.
ST. PAUL. June 4.-General Superin
tendent Winter of the Omaha railroad, an
nounced today a new schedule of wagea
for all train and yard men. The new scale
of wages ia practically the earns aa that
granted by the Northers Paclflc and Great
GUILTY WATERS SLINK AWAY I
Permit Kansas Oitj to See Some of the
IS NOT SO BAD AS WAS FEARED
Armourdale Discovered to Have Re
tained Some Footing; oa the Map
and Cltlsena Begin to
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
KANSAS CITT, June 4-(8peclal Tele
gram.) Today for the first time since the
flood began It haa been possible to even
guess at the true extent of the damage.
though even yet no one can put it into
dollars and cents. The receding waters are
uncovering buildings, leaving previously
submerged cars and locomotives high and
dry and generally laying bare that which
the torrent hid. The sight Is at once sad
and Impressive. It shows the might of
the waters far better than when the mad
rush of Sunday burled everything. Per
haps the most extraordinary and danger
ous algn Is the abundant evidence that the
ground itself has moved. Over and over
again Signs are to be noted of great ex
vacations. In the place about midway be
tween the union depot and Schwarschtld A
Sulxberger's plant stood a string of lo
comotives. After the flood came on Sun
day their smoke stacks and the curved
backs of their boilers was all that could
be seen. Today there Is a big gap In the
almost uncovered row. A gap where once
stood three englnns and two tenders, the
third tender being still In sight, though
tipped on end. Nearby are a number of
cars with sheds connected with the stock
yards. This turned the current onto the
engines, suffering themselves thereby.
Still In spite of all It. seems now as
though the damage would be much smaller
than at first supposed. Although hun
dreds of houses have gone, yet more are
standing, comparatively without injury,
than anyone thought possible. Armour
dale, for example, was given up as lost,
but by degrees Its chimney pots are com
ing to view and a surprising number of
them are in their right place. Here the
chief loss Is thought to be the almost
certainly permanent change in the Kaw's
course, the river now flowing through the
center of the town. For the rest It need
only be said that the city is regaining' Ks
crowded, busy air, trade la waking up and
the public conveniences are being grad
ually reorganised. The refuges will In a
few days probably be transferred to more
BUSINESS IS BORN ANEW
Kansas City Restoring: Conditions
that Will Make Possible a
Resumption of Commerce.
KANSAS CITT, June 4. The waterworks
are pumping black water from the Kansas
river, not fit to drink, and the danger from
fire is over. The fire underwriters met
today and Issued a statement expressing
satisfaction - with ... renditions. Electric,
street car lines are In operation. The tele
phone and telegraph connections will be
established between the two Kansas Cities
tomorrow, lines being stretched across the
ruins of the James street bridge.
Gangs of railroad repairers follow close
upon the heels ot the retreating flood and
the 'tracks are being cleared of mud where
covered and brought to grade where washed
out At dark tonight the water was be
ginning to leave the floor of the Union
depot. Men In rubber boots worked in the
depot all afternoon putting the building in
At the stock yards 25,000 hogs and 300
cattle were drowned. A force of men has
undertaken to remove the carcasses where
lodged In drifts. The current through the
stock yards district flows ten miles an
hour. This makes It difficult to get about,
the water being still deep, but the stream
carries away the refuse promptly. In the
wholesale and packing house districts of
the west bottoms the scene Is even more
depressing than yesterday. The water la
not so swift, but additional buildings have
fallen and the lowering of the flood has
exposed heaps of ruin.
Later Reports More Reassuring.
In some places men with poles are loosen
ing the heaps of wreckage to let It drift
away. This is the easiest way of clearing
the streets. Fires probably will be built
to destroy the rubbish that is left when
the water disappears. All the wooden
buildings In the west bottoms and many
of the brick structures are tottering.
Reports that the Burlington bridge ap
proaches are washed away are untrue. The
bridge and the trestle are uninjured and
an Associated Press reporter walked to
the station In Harlem today, the embank
ment being washed out only In one place
100 yards wide and here the rails and ties
hung together and bridged the gap. Har
lem village, protected by the Burlington
embankment la In atill water. In the
maases of driftwood on the Clay county
aide of thia bridge not one body haa been
found by the men who are hauling the
stuff ashore nor have they seen any bodies.
At this place many bodies were said to
be collected and their nonexistence makes
it likely that the total list of dead will
not go much kbove eight, the number now
authenticated. Most of the missing person
have been heard from.
The Missouri river is running' strong
through the Clay county bottoms, and river
men still believe the channel will stay
there. In front of the west bottoms the
Kansas river Is taking Its old course, and
there Is no fear that the channel will
.The railroad situation Is a little better
tonight. The Missouri Paclflc, the Mis
souri, Kansas A Texas and the Santa Fe
are running trains, but no schedule Is con
sidered. The Wabash, Burlington and
Santa Fe lines have practically abandoned
their last routes east. This waa by way
of the Missouri Paclflc to Sedalla and
thence to their respective lines. The Santa
Fe is not encouraging traffic east, but la
caring for Its through California business
by way of the Sedalla connection on tho
Missouri Paclflc. In common with the
Great Western, Rock Island, and Grand
Island, the Burlington Is operating nortl
by way of the Qulncy, Omaha Jk Kansas
City from Randolph. A steamboat makea
regular trips to Randolph, carrying pas
sengers for these lines. The Qulncy &
Omaha lines carries the trains to connec
tions with the Rock Island. Burlington and
Great Western rails. The Burlington
reaches Its own tracks at Cameron east o'
St Joseph. The Burlington haa no service
out of Kansas City to Chicago or St. Louis.
The Alton had one train In from Chicago
today. The 1:10 Chicago train will attempt
to go tonight via Sedalla on the Missouri
Paclflc. The Rock Island will resume tin
operation of trains to the west tonight. The
Missouri Paclflc expects to resume the op
eration of Ita north line to Leavenworth,
(Continued oa tVtcond Page.)
condition ofthe weather
Forecast for Nebraska Partly Cloudy Frl-
uhjt; Dtiowers lu muwi ruruun, dhiuiuai
Temperature at Omaha l'eaterdayi
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BULLARD IS GRAND MASTER
North Platte Man Advanced to Head
of the Maaonle Order In
The second days' session ot the Masonlo
g-and lodge of Nebraska was of much
Uterest to the members, but the work:
being of a routine nature, devoted to the
reports of officers and action thereon, there
was little of public Interest The report
of the grand master showed the lodges In
prosperous condition and the order grow
ing In the state.
Reports from committees were received
until about 4 o'clock, when, after some
expressed desire to postpone the matter
until today, the election of officers was
Frank E. Bullard of North Platte.
deputy grand master last year, was elected
grand master. James Dlnsmore, grand
senior warden last year, who in the nat
ural order of things would have been
elected deputy grand master, haa left the
state, so that C. E. Burnham of Tllden,
former grand Junior warden, was made
deputy grand master. M. R. Hopewell of
Tekamah was elected grand senior war
den. Z. M. Balrd of Hartlngton was
elected grand Junior warden, F. E. White
of Plattsmouth secretary and John B. Dlns
more of Sutton treasurer.
A telegram was received from the acting
grand master of Missouri, expressing re
gret at his Inability to be present on ac
count of the floods. Six thousand dollars
was ordered transferred from the Orphan's
Home fund to the Nebraska Mason's Home
The grand lodge was located permanently
at Omaha, in pursuance with the action
and recommendations of the various su
The grand lodge voted unanimously to
display the American flag in ita lodge
rooms and to carry the same In procession
on .I1 public occasions.
The appointive offices will probably bo
filled this morning previous to the Instal
lation. Last night the grand master's de
gree was conferred upon about 100 can
didates. CADETS' ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT
High School Boys Will Depart for
Auburn Frldny of Next
The High 8chool cadets will hold their
annual encampment In Auburn, Neb., this
... .nini down June 13 and remaining
until the 17th. .Mora, Interest Jabelng. felt
this year than ever in the military De
partment and about 300 cadets, forty-flve
or fifty from each of tho six companies,
will go to camp. The battalion is to as
semble at the high school at 8:S0 o'clock
wirinv morning and will march to the
train, leaving at 9 o'clock. To prepare the
camp as far as possible and to nave din
ner ready for the young soldiers, eight men
. it,o iiimnl porna under Lieutenant Meyer,
the cooks, and Commandant Wassels of
the Twenty-second Infantry will go down
Thnrsdav afternoon. The band will go
about forty pieces strong, a number of
old men having been recruited ror tne oc-
The battalion Is well equipped and the
boys were much disappointed when the rain
prevented the Memorial day parade, for
which they had been at consmeraDie pains
to polish equipments. They meant to show
what a. fine appearance they could make.
The expense problem Is the most serious
which confronts the management, for the
iumi nf maintaining the camp Is consider
able. Many contributions of money and
supplies have been made by business men
and other cltlxens. and any others who feel
like helping along the hlgb school battal
ion ahniiM send their offerings to Dr
Seuter of the faculty or to The Omaha
Bee. It Is expected that the encampment
will muoh improve the cadets in drill and
EXPECT SETTLEMENT TODAY
Blacksmiths Look for Conclusion of
Their Conference with Union
Paclfle Before Sight.
The blacksmiths representatives, includ
ing delegates from the several lodges along
the Union Paclflc system. President John
Slocum of the International order and
James W. Kline, International committee
man, met again yesterday with President
Burt and Superintendent McKeen, but did
not conclude negotiations for a settlement
of the strike. Mr. Kline said last night
that the end was looked for today and
that thus far everything was progressing
pleasantly and favorably. If the black
smiths come to an agreement with the
company that will wind, up the strike that
has been on for nearly a year.
The treasury departments of the black
smiths and machinists have considerable
I work to do tn auditing and straightening
! . . . V. An will V.. t,
Up accounts .i-i. ...t, nvrfi
busy some time after the strike Is finally
ended. Sam Grace, secretary-treasurer of
the machinists' district lodge, haa been
made bualness agent for that lodge and will
remain In Omaha with offices In The Pee
building for nearly a year longer looking
after the general Interests of the craft.
Elka Help Flood Sufferers.
INDIANAPOLIS. Juno 4 The grand
lodge of the Order of Elka today, throuxa
Joseph T. Fanning of this city, chulrman
of tne board of trustees, and George V.
t'ronk of Omaha, the grund exalted ruler,
contributed fi.uOO to the Topeka, Kan., re
Movemeuts of Ocean Veaaela June 4.
Liverpool Sailed: Mayflower for Boston.
Arrived: M.iJ-stlc from New York; Wt-st-ernland.
i'hllade lphla via Qiu-cnatown;
Auranla from New York; Dominion from
Montreal; Hungarian from Montreal.
At Naples Sailed : Algeria for New
York. Arrived: Princess Irene, from New
Yoik, for Genoa, and proceeded.
At Southampton Arrived: Marque'te
from New Yurk.
At The lizard Passed: Belgravla for
At Queenstown Sailed : Frlesland from
Liverpool for Philadelphia; Germanlo from
Liverpool for New York.
At New York Arrived: Palatla from
Genoa and Naples. Sailed: Deutschland,
fur Hamburg, via Plymouth and Cher
bourg: l.aHavole from Havre.
At Hmw Head Paksed: Armenian from
New York f ir Liverpool.
NEW YORK. June 4 The giant steamer
reutshlnd of the Himburg- American
line, wlilc b left Ita pier this afternoon for
Plymouth. Cherbourg and Hamburg, eni
aground n Gedney rhannel. four hours
after sailing. The ship Is In no danaer
and la expected to be floated at high tide.
BRIDGE T0LL IS OFF
Trunk Line Committee Removes Heavy
Tax on Omaha Shippers.
ARBITRARY TARIFF TO BE DISCONTINUED
Puts Gate City Freight on Equal Baal
with that of Blufij.
OPENS NEW FIELD FOR OMAHA'S TRADE
Packing Home Product to Go Orer Biter
IOWA COAL TO COME IN CHEAPER, ALSO
Arbitrary Charge to Bo Discontinued
June 18 and Omaha Jobbers and
Manufacturers Elated Over
The Western Trunk line committee, at .i
meeting In Chicago yesterday, decided to
abolish the arbitrary bridge toll on freight
shipments to and from Iowa points and
umana, effective June IE. The concession
is one vital to every Industry of Omaha
and 8outh Omaha and has been gained
after more than fifteen years continuous
effort, including a case before the inter
state Commerce commission. No other de
mand that the business men have made of
the railway lines for years Is regarded as
so Important. Telegrams received by the
railway ageits and large business firms
yesterday afternoon caused general con
gratulation among the Commercial club
members and men In every line of trade.
By all It was recognized that a considerable
obstacle , to Omaha's commercial prestige
has been removed. Although the action was
anticipated, It had been so long waited for
that It caused a feeling akin to surprise.
nemoves Heavy Differential.
By the removal of the bridge toll freight
from Omaha to Iowa points and freight
originating In Iowa and destined to this
city will be carried for the same rates ns
are now applied to Council Bluffs. The
heavy tax and differential In favor of Coun
cil Bluffs and against Omaha is lifted. In
other words the two cities are placed on an
equality so far as transportation rates and
advantages are concerned. Council Bluffs,
since 1882, has not been Imposed with the
bridge toll on goods from the west nor
going west Into Nebraska and beyond
Omaha, to the contrary, has been mulcted
by the eastern lines on the plea that the
State Railroad commission of Iowa made
made their distance tariffs so low that they
had to recoup somewhere.
Packers Reap Blar Benefit.
Aside from the wholesalo houses the man
ufacturers and packers will be benefited
Immensely by the diminution In the Iowa
rates. It m-ians that Iowa coal Is to enter
by S a car less than It did, that Iowa
live stock may come in 14 a oar cheaper
and that parking house products may bo
sent Into the- Hawkeye state for 18 a car
lea than heretofore. For merchandise the
arbitrary rate has been cents per 100
pounds, whether in carload lota or not.
On flour, green fruit and lumber In car
load lots there has been a tax of 2 cents
on every 100 pounds. . All commodities have
been levied upon proportionately, the arbi
trary toll in and out having been simply
added to the Council Bluffs distance rate,
thereby giving that city an unquestionable
and a great advantage over Omaha In all
matters concerning Iowa commerce.
Lets Iowa Stork In.
The good effect which the new tariffa will
have upon the South Omaha packing houses
can scarcely be estimated at this time. It
has been bard for them to get cattle and
other live stock out of Iowa from a dis
tance of from fifty to 100 miles because
of the 14 toll which practically resulted In
an embargo on Inland cattle. The stock
man found it cheaper to send hla product
to Chicago. He footed the freight bill and
he learned by experience that the Omaha
bridge arbitrary was a costly thing. Con
sequently the cutting out of this charge
will offer greater attractions for the local
live stock market to the Iowa stock ralrer.
the packing houses are again affected In
the subtraction of the 18 toll which they
had to pay on their products destined to
Iowa cities and tomns. This was so high
aa to discourage nearly all competition and
the field has been left largely to Iowa
Considerable .Iowa coal Is burned In
Omaha. The reduction of 16 a ear on the
transportation should logically result tn
lower fuel prices In this city. The lumber
market also should be affected to a limited
extent, while exports acrossi the Missouri
ought to be greatly augmented.
Jem Reaches Omaha.
The first news of the action of the Trunk
Line committee received In Omaha came to
the Milwaukee's general western freight
office In a telegram from General Freight
Agent E. 8. Keeloy, announcing that after
July 15 the bridge arbitrary differential
would be abolished. Nothing was said
about the Western Trunk Line committee.
j and for some time It was not known
whether the Milwaukee road was taking
independent action or not Assistant Gen
eral Western Agent Duval, towev-ir, dis
seminated the Information as rapidly as
possible and with all the appear.i.ice of
pleasure In so doing. Not long afterward
the Burlington, Northwestern .nd tho
managers and proprietors of the large In
dustries all heard the news through pri
vate advices from Chicago during the aft
ernoon. Bcarce'y any piece nf business
news could have made them nppir hap
pier. Each realised well what It rieant,
for they have been working collectively
for years, through the Commor;lal club
nnd otherwise, to have the arbitrary bridge
toll knocked out. Recently the railroad
committee of the club and Secretary Utt
have been unusunlly persistent, hut the
present members of the committee tire In
clined to give the cred't of accompllsh
ipent to all the men who have bcin liniri
merlng away on the proposition for years.
It was hardly by chince that Secretary
Utt was In Chicago yssterdiv uhen tle
committee made Its decision. He hed other
business there, but was l.xiking or sr mr
thlng to drop concerning the bridge differ
ential. Jobbers Are Jubilant.
Asked as to the effect of the elimination
of the bridge charge, Charles H. Pickens,
manager for the Paxton Gallagher
Co. and a member of the Commercial club
railroad committee, said;
"It means an Immense widening of the
scope for Omaha trade in Iowa, an op
portunity for successful competition In the
territory already covered, and the incen
tive of fair profits on business that has been
yielding but a small margin. I estimate
that about 20 per cent of the entire Job
bing business done by Omaha Jobbers la In
Iowa. Ths total reduction In freight
chargea by the abolishment of the bridge
Us will bo great Where we have been.
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