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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUSE 11), 1871.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOUSING, JUNE 10, 1903-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THKEE CENTS.
Heaves in British Cabinet Bcfnis to 1
Throw Over free Trade Policj.
RITCHIE EXPLAINS MINISTERS' POSITION
Declare! Recent Speechei Were Individual
Expression! of Opinion.
CONSERVATIVES DANGEROUSLY SPLIT
Old Politician! Recall Daft When Home
Ruie DiTided Liberals.
PARLIAMENT DISCUSSES GRAIN DUTIES
Government Would Remove Tax sad
Thih Opposed by Some Support
ers Obtain Aid from Opposi
tion and Irish.
LONDON. June 9.-The rumored reslgna-
tlon of Mr. Chamberlain la the most start
ling development of the proposal of the
chancellor of the exchequer, Mr. Ritchie, to
abolish the corn tax, the debate on which
kept tha House of Commons today packed
and spellbound until midnight. Even if
Premler Balfour persuades Mr. Chamber-
lain to remain In the cabinet the colonlel
secretary'a preferential tariff program Is
hopelessly snowed under and his Influence
as a political power In Great Britain at I
least temporarily eclipsed. I
All members jf the government who con-
trlhuted to today's debate vigorously de
clared themselves as free traders ""
XranKiy opiKWWI mr. t 11.1111m lain p.v-
porala. Except frr Mr. Chaplin a not a
voice on either side of the house was
raised In effective support of Mr. Cham
berlain's campaign. Former members ol
cabinets and private members. Irrespective
of party, protested against any dickering
with Great Britain's fiscal policy. Tin
unionists vied with the liberals In declaring
themselves out and out free traders.
' All that was lacking In the complete rout
of the protectionist cabinet minister was
Mr. Balfour's official pronouncement as
premier and on behalf of the government
that the cabinet as a whole refused to
adopt Mr. Chamberlain's views.
Balfour Pleads with Chamberlain.
nwh th. enlonlal minister and the ore-
mler were absent from the debate, because, said modern governments were alive to the
according to report. Mr. Balfour was danger and referred to the fact that Rus
spendlng the evening endeavoring to per- sla. France and Bweden wers strenuously
suade the colonial secretary to remain lrt I
tha cabinet, notwithstanding his differences I
with his colleagues.
Tha debate was adjourned at midnight. I
when Mr. Ritchie said he hoped Mr. Bal-
f mr would bo able to give the house a I
definite statement on Wednesday on tie-1
half of the entire cabinet, though he could I
not promise It. -- I
On .he resumption of the debate Mr. 1
Chaplin's amendment to the budget bill,
which Is the cause of this sensational po- I
llttosJ ertsto.'wl!l bo taken up. Sir Henry I
ramphell-Barie"men will demand th right I
of the liberal to know the premier's attl- I
tude toward free trade before they sup. I
jirt him In the repeal of the. corn tax. ' , I
Mr. Balfour will reply and Mr. Chamber-1
Iain Is also expected to speak. There are I
many members who believe tonight that I
the premier will also resign and that a I
dissolution of the house Is involved, but
these rumors lack confirmation, the best
opinion being that a solution of the crisis
wlU be avoided by Mr. Chamberlain's resig-
nation or by an open declaration tnai ne
li willing to drop, for the present, his
preferential tariff proposals.
Mr. Chaplin's amendment was scarcely
made today before It became a secondary
consideration, Its defeat was assured. Until
midnight the fight If an undefended strug
gle could be so described, raged arounl
Mr. Chamberlain. "OH and vitriol" Is the
only adequate description of Sir Michael
Hicks-Beach's speech, which started the
revolt. Amid Intense silence this famous
tory ex-minister extolled the colonial neo-
retary's virtues and damned his program.
VI "Black Michael." as he Is familiarly
railed, was never seen to better advan
tage. The ministers sat with troubled
faces, Mr. Balfour looking especially de
jected. Mr. Chamberlain, deserting his
usual place, paler even than usual.
stretched himself nonchalantly at the end
of the treasury bench. Throughout the
afternoon ho never exchanged a word with
his colleagues. After Mr. Ritchie had rw-
"nouneed the colonial secretary's Ideas, Mr.
I Chamberlain stalked out of the chamber
V without even a nod to Mr. Balfour.
Dtnaad Government's View.
Member after member rose from the
unionist benches, some who supported Mr.
Chaplin refused to eat their words with
which they had previously supported the
government when the corn tax was origi
nally brought In, others lauded Mr. Ritchie
for his refusal to pander to the spirit of
protection, all demanded that Mr. Balfour
enlighten there regarding the government's
Sir Henry Fowler, liberal. In an excep
tionally able speech dwelt on Premier Bal
four's duty to the nation to ascertain the
opinion of his colleagues and let the house
and the people know the cabinet's decision
regarding a question which was so vital to
After the dinner recess the excitement
was heightened by the absence of both the
colonial secretary and the premier. A bit'
ter attack on any tampering with free
trade was made by Sir John Gorst, con
servative, who declared that a great por
tion of the rising generation In the United
'Kingdom was already so degenerate and
poverty-stricken that anything tending to
increase the price of food would threaten
a national disaster.
Jamea Bryce, liberal, followed, declaring
that the referenco to tha United States
made by Mr. Chamberlain and other speak
ers In support of the protectionist argu
ment waa quite erroneous, as American
prosperity was due greatly to the cheap
ness of food under a system by which free
trade prevailed between all the great states
comprising the American nation. The col
onial secretary's idea would disintegrate
the empire and produce a network of pro
tective tariffs such as that in which Amer
f lea was now enmeshed.
Colonial secretary Denounced.
Then came another sensation, when Hon.
Arthur Elliott, secretary of the treasury,
replying on behalf of the government to
air. Bryce's Inquiry, made a bitter attack
on protectionists and tariffs. He declared
that tha policy of the government was
clearly exhibited by Its declaioa to revoke
the corn tax, wtuVh aavored of protection.
"I ask the house," he said, "seriously to
consider what this country has to gain by
giving up Its position of being a country of
cheap Ian porta. I am sure that the more
tha people Inquire Into tha subject the
more they will find It Is essential to the
prosperity of the country that this country
sC&UAwe aa Bewud. rage-
L0UBET T015N0RE P0PEi
Proposed Visit of French President to
Rome May ri' .
. V y.
ROME. June . The negotiate.
the Vatican and France regarci
attitude to be assumed by President L
towards the pope during the preside!,
coming visit to Rome are at a standstill.
The Vatican hopes a change will occur
by France modifying the situation. If no
change takes place the Idea prevails that
M. Loubot will not ask to see the pope,
thus avoiding a refusal, which would
necessarily bring about a rupture between
France and the Vatican.
The authorities believe that by M. Loubet
and the pope Ignoring each other the
present status of the relations between the
church and the French republic would be
The pone todav received soft Dllgrlms who
re returning to their homea from the holy
land. They were mostly French. m
audience lasted twenty minutes.
Onlv a dm.n loaders of the pllgrimHB
wars nermitted to kiss the hand of the
pope, who addressed a few words to them
nd gave the apostolic benediction to an.
The pontiff urged the French pilgrims to
"pray fervently for dear France, wmcn
needed It so much.
PARIS, June 8. A dispatch to the Temps
froln Kome says the pope's reception to the
french pilgrims today was due to the fear
of the Vatican authorities that failure to
receive them would cause exaggerated re-
portB cf his ill health. The correspondent
ad(5 that the pontiff Is certainly wcaken-
,ng but he says the pope continues on foot,
directs the affairs of the church with his
ftccUstomed clearness of mind and today
discussed the affairs of tne original mis-
aions with Monsignor Savelli.
AMERICA BEST RUM FIGHTER
I.-H. Henrr Somerset Muos Rnon.
ef tnlted States to Overcome
GENEVA. Bwltxerland, June . At to
day's session of the conference of World's
Women's Christian Temperance union the
presiding officer, Mrs. Lillian M. Stevens
of Portland. Me., read Lady Somerset's
presidential address In which the absent
president predicts that the eventual out
come of the Women's Christian Temper
ance union's fight would bo a complete
victory over the liquor traffic
The address also referred to Great Brtt-
aln's unenviable reputation for Inebriety,
righting tne evil.
Lady Somerset also mentioned the "mag
ntflcent efforts of the unitea mates, more
nowerful In Its youth, to overcome ine cos
torn engrafted Into old countries, enfeebled
by time." and concluded with an appeal
for the exaltation of the home, asserting
that , the work of the World s women s
Christian Temperance union could oast 00
summed up In the woras or us greai
founder, the late .Miss Francis Wlllard "to
make the world wider for women ana more
homelike for humanity
-The report of the I.oyal legfosT showed
fh,- membership of that organisation to
amount to 800.000 young abstainers.
The next convention will probably be held
jn Boston. A constitutional amendment
gives the general officers power to call a
convention every two years. Instead of
three and to choose the place of meeting.
M0R0 PROVINCE -IS CREATED
GeBeral -nya Likely to Bo First
Governor of the Now Philip
MANILA, June 9. Tho Philippine com
mission has enacted , a bill providing for
the government of the Moros. Governor
Taft and Major General Davis jointly
The measure practically makes the Moro
province an autonomous colony of the
Philippines which the Philippine govern
ment controls and creates with' an ap
pointive legislative council to provide local
laws, the commission reserving the right
to amend or annul them.
The council Is to be composed of a gov
emor, secretary, treasury, engineer, at'
tomey and superintendent of schools.
Governor Taft will appoint the officials.
The bill will extend the Jurisdiction of
the Philippine courts and constabulary to
the province and will recognise Moro laws
which do not conflict with American laws.
The measure also directs the confiscation
of the tribal laws, creates Moro courts.
provides that the Philippine courts shall
try cases between Moros and Christians,
gives the province Its net customs and for
estry collections and authorises the coun
cil to abolish slavery.
Tha province Is divided Into five dls
trlcts Sulu, Zamboanga, Lanao, Cotabato
and Da van.
The bill provides for a partial military
government and It la expected that Gen
era! Leonard Wood will be the first gov
emor of the Moro province.
SHOCK KILLS THE SHEEP
Saperlmpoaed System on War Ships
is Condemned After
CHERBOURG, France, June . The sys
tern of superimposed turrets on war ship:
has been condemned by the naval commis
sion, which has been experimenting with
the battleship Henry IV. The final trials
were to test the possibility of men occu
pying the lower turret while firing wa
being done from the upper turret
Four sheep were lifted up in the lower
turret to represent gunners, and after ten
shots had been fired three of the animals
were found to be dead. The fourth had
broken away and had sought refuge In the
LEAGUE- MEETS IN A FIELD
Irishmen Convene ia Splta of
(he Efforts of tho
DUBLIN, June 9. An Irish National
League meeting announced to take place
at Tallow, Waterford, 8unday, was sup
pressed by the police.
The members of the league, however, are
assembled In a field outside the town, at
which the proposal of the corporation of
Waterford to present an address to King
Edward on the occasion of th king's pro
posed visit to Ireland was denounced.
Jews Xeed Not Fear la Odessa.
ST. PETERSBURG. Juts 9. General
Arsfleff. the new prefect of poltc of
Odessa, In receiving a deputation of
rabbis recently, assured them that the
Jews of Odessa could pursue their avoca
tions without fearing anU-semite outbreaks.
as the authorities would strongly suppress
aujr such, movameot at lis ouUeU
could after Pennsylvania
Anonymous Financiers Make Big Offer for
Few Railroad Bonds.
WALL STREET RUMORS NAME PARTUS
e Will M Oatlet to East for
estern Roads, Ending Strained
Relatione in Transpor
NEW TORK, June 9. An offer has been
made to the syndicate which has agreed
to underwrite the $75,000,000 new Pennsyl
vania railroad stock at 120 by an Important
financial Interest to take over any or all
of the stock that may come Into the syn
In fact. It Is asserted that this flnanclnl
Interest Is ready to take all the new stock.
It Is Intimated that with its present hold
ings the possession of the new stock would
probably carry control of that potential
The Identity of the Interest which seeks
control of the Pennsylvania Is not disclosed,
but rumor has for some time attributed
such a desire to a group of powerful finan
ciers Including the Rockefeller Interests In
combination with the Goulds. It Is further
stated that the proposed purchasers have
offered to take the stock at a fixed percent
age over the syndicate price.
The possibilities of such a deal, involving
change of Pennsylvania control, have
been frequently discussed lately In Wall
street, where It Is thought a return of
normal conditions will reveal some decided
changes In railroad ownership.
It has been suggested that the acquisition
of an Influential voice In Pennsylvania by
Rockefeller-Gould Interests would put an
end to the strained relations that have so
long existed between the most Important
railroad Interests In the country. Inasmuch
as It would give the Goulds a much d' sired
outlet to the Atlantic seaboard.
SPLIT IN RANKS OF LABOR
Q,aarrrl Leads to the Formation of a
Slew Central Labor Or
ganisation. NEW TORK, June 9. The delegates from
the sixteen unions who yesterday left the
meeting of the Board of Building Trades
because that body refused to expel the
Material Drivers' union and thus end the
building strike took steps today to form
an Independent central labor organization.
As soon as this Is completed It Is ex
pected the new organisation will order all
the unions affiliated with It to have their
men return to work.
The executive committee of the Lumber
Trades association, the association of Deal
ers In Masons' Building Materials and the
New York Truck Owners' association de
cided today after a six-hours conference
with the commltteo of the members of the
United Board of Building Trades, to open
their yards for the delivery of material
tomorrow. Thle ends the .lockout which
the material dealers decided upon with a
view to putting an end " to ' the building
strike and the strike of the ' material
Former Judge Samuel O. McConnell,
president of the Fuller Construction com
pany, according to J. Sherlock Davis, vice
president of tha Dealers' association, de
clared that he would use all material de
livered, whether by union or nonunion
The revolters from the Board of Build
ing Trades have reorganised and signed an
agreement. It recites the differences which
have existed and concludes with the pro
posal made by the mechanics, which was
accepted by the material dealers.
ASKS WHITE PLAGUE CRUSADE
Workman's Supreme Medical Exam
iner Thinks Fraternal Societies
Cam Overcome Consumption.
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 9. The supreme
lodge. Ancient Order, of United Workmen,
began Its biennial session at the state
capltol today. Mayor Smith and Governor
Van Sant welcomed the delegates to the
city and state. Supreme Master Workman
Webb McNall replied on behalf of the
delegates, after which the lodge went Into
In his report Supreme Recorder M. W.
Sackett gave the total membership at the
close of 1K02 as 461,610. The amount that
had been paid to widows and orphans dur
lag the year was $9,160, 461. The death rate
during the same twelve months was 11.84
An address by Dr. D. H. Shields, su
preme medical examiner, waa heard with
Interest. Dr. Shields says
The great problem that confronts this
organisation and indeed all others is to
promote healthy and rapid growth with a
decreased death rate. We find upon in
vestigation that 662 of our members htve
died during the year of consumption. Were
it poshthle to so legislate an to prevent
tnese deaths it wouia De 01 great ten;nt
to us In eliminating the excessive cost
problem. Can it bo done? We have the
opinions of the most learned men In the
medical profession that consumption la a
comSiunlcable disease and that being lie
case. It Is a disease that can be pre-
vented or obliterated
If the fraternal orders would begin a
thorough and systematic agitation of the
question of suppression we could In a gen
eration kill ".he destroyer.
NEW POLAR LAND IS FOUND
German Antarctic Expedition Dis
covers Ice-Bonnd Territorlty
and Names it After Kaiser.
SIMONSTOWN, Cape Colony. June 9-
The German Antarctic steamer Gauss cr-
rived today and will remain about three
weeks to refit and then proceed homeward.
The expedition discovered a new land
which was named Emperor William It
land. It was covered with Ice with the
ex eptlon of an Inactive volcano. The ex
pedition was icebound there for almost a
Several expeditions with dogs and sleighs
left the winter quarters, but found the
season too advanced and their progress
was hampered by fearful snowstorms and
darkness. Gauss made Its way out of the
Ice with northward flowing currents on
The expedition enjoyed good health and
there was no sickness, accident or death
among Its members Prof. Drygalskt speaks
In the highest terms of the vessel, both at
sea and In the Ice, and regarding Its equip
ment There was enough provisions on
board to last the expedition another two
The results of the expedition are briefly:
The discovery of a new land In the polar
circle and Innumerable investigations of In
terest to scientists. Specimens will be sent
on ahead to Berlin.
Fleet Kalis for Kiel.
LISBON, June 9. The American squadron
under command of Roar-Admiral Cotton
Anas sauoa ivt suet,
MAJOR MICHAEL'S CLOSE CALL
Elevator Folia Foar Stories with Him,
hat No Serloue Results
(From a Staff Correspondent.
WASHINGTON, June 9.-SpecIal Tele
gram.) Major William H. Michael, chief
clerk in the State department and a former
resident of Grand Island, Neb., narrowly
escaped serious Injury, If not death, this
morning through the full of an elevator In
an apartment house where he' had gone to
call upon his married daughter. The lift
In which Major Michael and three others
were passengers dropped four floors and
the passengers were thrown Into a heap
and badly shaken when the car struck
the bottom of the shaft. That no one was
at least seriously Injured is considered al
most miraculous, as the car was much
damaged and flying glass cut two of the
passengers slightly. 4
George T. Glover of Grand Island Is In
Washington for a short visit on his way
to Boston. Mr. Glover M the guest of W.
M. Geddes, disbursing officer of the Louis
iana Purchase exposition.
The postofrlces at Baker and Walnut,
Neb.; Artesian and La n gel on, la.; Dean
and Lea, 8. D., become money order offices
These rural carriers were appointed to
day: Nebraska, Western, regular, N. L.
Standlsh; substitute. Burton Hampton.
Iowa, Hedrlck, regular, Charles E. Roberts;
substitute, Bert Spencer. Henderson, regu
lar, Bert Braden; substitute, Oscar Bra
den. Newton, regular, Shelly H. Wells;
substitute, Willie McCUllough.
Reserve agents approved: . First National
of Omaha and National Bank of North
America, Chicago, for Genoa National of
Genoa, Neb.; Merchants' National of Cedar
Rapids for First Nationals of-Traer, la.,
and DunneU, Minn.; Cltitens' National of
Cedar Rapids for First National of Chel
John W. Wamberg Was today appointed
postmaster at Verdel, Knox county. Neb.,
vice F. A. Henderson, resigned.
John 8. Lothrop of Sioux City, la.; Clar
ence 8. Argo of Oacoma and William E.
Benedict of Custer, 8. D., were today ad
mitted to practice before the Interior de
These changes In salaries of presidential
postmasters were announced today: Ne
braska, Hastings, Increased $100. Iowa,
Cedar Rapids, Centervllle. Dei Moines, In-
dlanola. Increased tlOO; Dysart. decreased
1100. South Dakota, Lead and Sioux Falls,
NEBRASKAN GOVERNOR'S WIFE
Late Falrhnry Woman Becomes Bride
f Kansas Chief Execu
KANSAS CITY. June 9.-Winis J. Bailey.
governor of Kansas and Mrs. Ida R.
Weede were married In the First Congre
gational church In this city at this even
ing. , ... . ,
Rev. J. F. Flfteld performed the cere
mony, which was brief and simple. Only
a few guests were prbsent They Included
E. M. Bailey, bTotoer of the, governor, and
his wife-bar -end Sfco.. Z- M. Cafferty,, the
latter tne governor's only sister; John AU-
bert of Seneca, Kan., father of the bride,
and Mr. and Mrs. Potts of Kansas City.
Immediately after the ceremony. Mr. and
Mrs. Bailey left for Topeka. It had been
Governor Bailey's Intention to make a trip
to his old home In Illinois, but this was
postponed because of pressing business re
lating to the flood.
An Interesting Incident of Governor
Bailey's recent campaign was a story to
the effect that he had promised to marry
If elected governor. After his election he
was the recipient of letters from women
In all parts of the country offering them
selves in marriage.
Governor Bailey said today: "Long be
fore the election Mrs. Weede and I were
engaged to , be married. I never made
promise that I would take a wife if"
were elected governor of Kansas. That was
a story started by some of my Kansas
friends. They meant It In a good natured
way, but I really had the Joke on them."
Mrs. W rede's maiden name waa Ida All
bert Her first husband was a real estate
man who died five years ago. Mr. and
Mrs. Weede lived formerly at Tuma, Colo ,
and Falrbury, Neb.
Mrs. Weede met Governor Bailey at
Balleyvllle, Kan., where she went to live
after her husband's death. She has two
WILL AID JEWS TO EMIGRATE
Zionists Chang Policy and Decide to
Help Persecuted Com
rades. PITTSBURG, June 9. After a stormy
session, in which Dr. J. Leonard Levy of
Pittsburg and Dr. Emll G. Hirach of Chi
cago were criticised by a delegate for not
having attended the convention, the Fed
eration of American Zionists adjourned to
night The most Important business transacted
was the Adoption of a resolution by which
the federation will In future Join with
.Twf.h nhlln nthrnntf nwletlAa In .tHIn.
.j T ,v,...,v,., .v,. , . .
J oppressed Jews throughout the world, In-
Bicau ui ucvuiiiig n.ii it. Biienuun 10 pro
viding homes for Jews In Palestine.
This change In policy Is interpreted by
ome ns portending a big Immigration of
Jews Into the United States, for In the dis
cussion of the resolution It was pointed ou
that In the Immediate neighborhood of
Klshlneff. Russia, there are 60.000 Jews
who intend to seek homes elsewhere.
BOLT STRIKES GIRLS' SCHOOL
Strips Clothing from Tea
and Injures Four
BROOKVILLE. Pa., June 9. During a
storm today Corsica academy was struck
by lightning and two girls were killed out
right and three others and a teacher were
The belt first struck the belfry; and de
scending through the celling ran along the
blackboard at which two students were at
work, hurling them to the floor.
The two dead girls had all their clothing
burned from their bodies and Prof. Car
rier, who was standing close by, was sUo
badly burned about the body.
PARK COMMISSIONER FLEES
Chicago OAclal Bolts Rather Than
Far Six Indictments for Mis.
CHICAGO. June 9. Herman B. Wicker-
sham, former president of th Lincoln Park
board. Is a fugitive from Justice. His bonds
in each of six cases were declared for
Wickers ham la under indictment for Ur
ceny, ambesslement and for obtaining
money by fala pretense. Nearly $30,000 is
alleged, to have beau misused,, by him,
G1TY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS i
Effort to Fill Appointive Places Again
ALL NAMES SUGGESTED TURNED DOWN
Mayor and Roard of Pablle Works
Treated Alike by the Connrll De
clining to Condrm Anybody
The council last night by a majority com
posed of President Zlmman, Hoye, Back,
Schroeder and Evans rejected every ap
pointment submitted by the mayor and
every appointment made by the Board of
Public Works. Huntington was absent on
account of sickness, but O'Brien, Nichol
son and Dyball adhered to their position
in standing by the mayor, who presented
for six minor places the names of the men
turned down by the council a week ago.
It waa the last opportunity for the con
firmation of the reiected appointees who
are men already filling the Jobs with the
exception of John C. Lynch, and are as
follows: Gas Inspector, John C. Lynch:
clerk police court, Lee C. Grier, inspector
weights and measures, Thomas P. Maham-
mltt; custodian city hall, Alfred Bugh:
superintendent markets, William F. Gerke;
poundmaater, John Laughland.
The crowd filled all the seats In the coun
cil chamber and overflowed Into the hall
ways. Interest In what the council would
do both with the mayor's appointees and
those from the public works department
was pronounced, and the action taken
caused much savage criticism. On the
face of it, at least, the public works de
partment Is left without employes of any
kind Indefinitely, regardless' of what may
happen to sewers or the condition of the
Board of Public Works' List.
The Board of Public Works had held a
meeting late In the afternoon and made a
number of Important changes In the new
list as first proposed. William Hutton was
restored to h!s position as foreman of the
sewer maintaining department and a place
found for John F. Dalley at ftiS a month
In the same department. John O. Snow
den waa put back as Inspector end super
intendent and Frank Flxa given the Job
of permanent sidewalk inspector; Ed Tay
lor was restored to the position of Inspec
tor of street cuts and connections and U.
B. Balcombe was made a wooden sidewalk
Inspector. O. W. Covell was added to serve
notices. Comptroller Lobeck voted against
these changes and Chairman Rosewater
and Building Inspector Wlthnell for then.
In addition some fifty laborers were an
nexed to the roll, making the total names
upon It nearly 400.
As soon as the communication from the
board got before tho'council Hoye was on
his feet with a motion to reject. He smd
the original appointees were legal and If the
democratic members of the board wants!
to object their recourse ia in court. Nichol
son made a talk for harmony and moved
an amendment that the list be referred
to the stitet Improvements and viaducts
committee with Instructions to at once call
a Joint meeting of the council and Board
of Public Works in order that a satisfac
tory roll be made up.
"This work Is child's play from start to
finish," he declared. "It is an outrage un
the public. The streets are In horrible
condition and there Is not a man to repair
President Zlmman then sought to sooth
ruffled feelings by saying that none need
fear results and that the council would
take care of the matter when the time
came. O'Brien, Dyball and Nicholson were
the only men who voted for the amend
ment to refer. Dyball then voted with
the majority in favor of Hoye's motion.
Then there waa a liberal exodus of Job
C'ondltloa of the Market Hons.
Building Inspector Wlthnell made a re
port on the market house completion, which
has been long delayed by the building
trades strike. He said that Contractor
Partridge Is willing to accept S965 In final
settlement. This added to the amount he
has already received, 10,6S6, will bring the
total amount Just about to the original
contract price, yet the building Inspector
said It would require an estimated sum of
$3,430 to properly finish the building. The
appropriation set aside for the house was
$16,000. Expenses, Including proposed final
settlement with the contractor, will leave a
balance of but $1,224, barely enough to
make the building habitable temporarily.
The communication was referred to the
building and property committee.
To Regulate Speed of Motors.
On the motion of Councilman O'Brien,
the proposed ordinance regulating the speed
of automobiles was dug up from the dor
mant state In which it has Iain since last
summer. With Councilman Schroeder's
name attached It was read the first and
second times and referred. The new law
would have a prohibition against reckless
driving and provides for a maximum speed
of five miles an hour In the business dis
trict and eight miles In the residence dis
trict, fixing penalties at a maximum fine of
$S0 or ten days' Jail sentence.
An ordinance providing for the issuance
of $484,000 worth of renewal bonds to take
up that amount of bonds soon maturing,
was Introduced, read the first and second
times and referred to a committee.
The Omaha Street Sign company pre
sented a new ordinance in relation to the
proposition to furnish free substantial street
markers, which are to yield returns on
small advertising spaces. The measure was
given the preliminary reading and re
ferred. Councilman Evans had passed a resolu
tion expressing the sense of the council
that the Omaha Street Railway company
should extend Its line from Thirty-third and
Parker street to Thirty-third and Maple,
1 ne appuuiuiiem 01 iteorge w. Craig as
assistant city engineer, made by City En
gineer Rosewater, was confirmed unanl
moualy by the council.
Comptroller Lobeck's statement of the
condition of funds on June 2 is as follows:
90 P. C. 1903.
Levy A Misc. Warrants
Receipts. Iirasn. nlnn-
..$lwi Hi. 77 $ia!.3'i.33 $ M.M 44
Curb, gutter and
15 3-41 Th
l 446 05
62, l'fi 5
31 11 M
15.8X1 25 4.71574 11.177 51
$.7 S3. 10
; 674 12
Totals $701,333 K4 $3X.6o.iM l'l? 77 4
Oeneral fund, baUuice $ A J 44
Set aside ,b.13
condition ofjthe weather
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Wednesday,
Except Showers In Southwest Portion;
Thursday Fair and Warmer.
Temperatnre at Omaha Yesterday!
Hoar. 'Dear! lloor. Dev.
It a. an ne) 1 p. m "
a. m (1.1 S p. m
T a. m...... flN S p. m IK
a. m 4-0 4 p. m l
O a. ra fi.l ft p. m
lrt s. m 11.1 ft p. m (Ml
11 n. m MI T p. m tut
12 m m N p. m '
9 p. m
STILL TALK OF HANGING DEWEY
Kansas Men Threaten to String- I'D
Cattleman Whichever Way
TOFEKA. Ksn., June 9 As far as known
the Osborne Mllltla company, on Its way
to St. Francis with the men accused of
killing Dnnlel Borry and his sons, has not
been molested by the parties of armed set
tlers. The militia reached the Dewey ranch to
night with iheir prisoners and went Into
camp. A slow march to ft. Francis will
be started tomorrow. There Is no Jail In
St. Francis and the troops do not wish to
get the prisoners there before Thursday,
when the trial will begin. The soldiers are
proceeding with great caution.
Armed men have been flocking Into St.
Francis all day and the situation Is crit
ical. The settlers are greatly angered
against Dewey and his son snd claim tc
have Indisputable evidence of their guilt.
Even should evidence be Introduced excus
ing their crime, whether guilty or not, the
settlers In th?lr present inflamed state of
mind are seemingly determined to wreak
vengeance on them.
The militia and sheriff are more than
ever determined to protect the accused
cattlemen because of the possibility of their
W. B. Lockwond. a member of the state
legislature, wires that he looks for blood
shed, as the settlers recognise In the pres
ent case an opportunity to even up old
scores with the cattlemen.
TRAPPED FELON SHOOTS SELF
Posse Surrounds Murderer,
Seeks Final Escape in
8HOALE8. Ind., June 9. Arthur Lynns.
the slayer of his father's wife, who has
been a fugitive from Justice for several
days, pursued by a posse of several hun
dred men, shot himself through the heart
late this afternoon as he stood hemmed in
by a band of enraged farmers.
The shooting occurred on the farm of
George Swaysee, not 100 yards from the
home of John Goldsberry, Lyons uncle.
The members of the posse were within. 100
feet of him when he fired.
Toung Lyons was driven from the woods
this afternoon by the vanguard of the
posse and In an Instant was the target of a
dosen guns. He returned the fire and made
Ms escape round a turn In th road. Later
he was overtaken and turning towards hla
pursuers shot himself through 'the. heart.
DEFENSE IN- MURDER CASE
Slayer of Herbert Jackson Will At
tempt to Show Justification
The case of the State against Patrick
Henry Jackson Is on trial before Judge
Eatelle. .The evidence so far brought out
is practically Identical with that at the
coroner's Inquest over the body of Herbert
Walker, the man Jackson killed. The de.
fense will make much out of the testimony
of Mrs. Garrity, the wife of the owner o
the saloon where the shooting took place.
At the coroner's Inquest she testified that
as Walker rose from his seat before Jack
son shot he placed one hand behind htm.
She did not say that he reached for his
pocket, but made a motion In that direc
tion and the defense will endeavor to show
that Jackson shot In self-defense, fearing
that he would be assaulted by Walker.
BENZENBERG CANNOT COME
Engineer Chosen by Water Company
as Appraiser Delayed by Other
The Omaha Water company received a
telegram from George H. Bensenberg last
night saying that he could not possibly
come tq Omaha to take up hla duties aa
appraiser for the plant at the present time
owing to the urgency of the work he has
on hand. John W. Alvord, the city's ap
praiser, is expected out from Chicago todny
to confer with the board, and It was the
water company's Idea to have the two men
get together to name a third man.
PACKERS INCREASE WAGES
Machinists Get Rise and Carpenters
Make Demand for Higher
CHICAGO, June 9. Machinists employed
In the various packing houses at the stock
yards were granted an increase in wages
of 12V4 per cent today, through conferences
between representatives of the packers and
officials of the machinists' union.
The carpenters employed In the yards,
numbering nearly 600, have made demands
for a 20 per cent Increase In wages.
ENDORSE BLACK FOR CHIEF
Wisconsin G. A. R. Assembly Votes
I'nanlmously for National
CHIPPEWA FALLS. Wis., June 9 -Gen-eral
John C. Black of Illinois was unani
mously Indorsed for commander-in-chief of
the Grand Army Of the Republic by the
Wisconsin Grand Army of the Republic as.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Jane v.
At New York Arrived: Ethopls from
GliiHftow; Kaloer Wllhelm der Grosse, from
Hamburg: Kron I'riiis Wllhelm, rrnm lire
men; Moltke. from Hamburg; Carpalhla,
At Rathln Inland Passed: Sicilian, from
Montreal fur Jlaia-ow.
At Plymouth Arrived: Pennsvlvnlv
from New York for Cherbourg and Ham
b"r .. . . .
At nrnw iieao r-asseo: isceanic, irora
New York for Liverpool.
At Hamburg Arrived: Beigravia. from
New York; Bluclier, from New York via
At yueenstown -Arrived: Oceanic, from
New York fur Liverpool, and proceeded.
At Liverpool hailed: Aurnnia, for New
York via yueenstown; l ltonla, for Boston
At Yokohama Arrived: Empress of In
dia, from VKiicouver for Hiogo, Shanghai
and Hong Kng.
At 8n r'rncl-o Arrived: Andrew
Welch, from Honolulu; Alameda, from
Honolulu, balled: C'oroiuido. for Honolulu;
Harutnohocjtn, for Honolulu; Nebraakau,
At Antwerp Arrived: Tadarland, from
New York. . .
WATERS WIN AT LAST
Mississippi Floodi East St, Louit in Ear'j
SMALLPOX ATTACKS REFUGEES' CAMP
Foir Oases Develop at Edwardiville Among
SHELTERING HOUSE THREATENS COLLAPSE
Fifty Children Endangered tt Newport by
THOUSAND OTHERS REPORTED IN PERIL
Starvation Faces Multitude Which
Flees to I pper Stories of Inun
dated Section of Madison,
Venice and Granite City.
East St. I.ouls Inundated.
At 2:15 this morning the water Is rushing
Into East tt. Louis from the south side In
a torrent and people are peeing for their
lives. Tlie heavy pressure of the Hood lore
away the Illinois Central embankment,
swept other barriers aside and flowed on
in a torrent to tne southern portion 01 tne
city. One report has It that the entire
city Is being Hooded, but It cannot be con
At 1:30 the river still maintained a stage
of 37.75 feet, the highest stage of the pres
ST. LOTIS. June 9. With an unexpected
ness astounding to the tired cltliens of
East 8t. Louis the Mississippi flood, which
last nlfcht began to recede after reaching a
stage of $7.5 feel, began a rapid rise today
and reached $7.76 feet, establishing the
highest official water mark ever recordet
in St. Louis.
The rise was rapid after the dawn of day.
the water creeping up from 37.1 feet
steadily regaining lost ground and Increas
ing unto at noon the stage had reached
37.76 feet. From that time until 8 tonight
the river remained stationary.
Returning Flood the Cauae.
What has caused tho rise is problemat
ical. Forecaster Bowie advances the theory
that the water that has spread ouf through
broken levees to the north Is being drswn
back into the channel by the receding
water and has caused a temporary rise at
this point. He says the rise will be of short
duration and the decline will consequently
It Is estimated that 8.000 refugees have
found shelter In St Louts and vicinity.
People remaining In their flooded house
in the Inundated districts are being fur
nished food as rapidly as possible. It Is
estimated that 4.000 people are still living In
flooded homes in Granite' City, Venice and
Madison. A supply boat will make dally
trips to relieve suffering. . .
The flood situation in East St. Louis Is
critical. Last night It was believed the
flood had been conquered and work on the ,
levees was stopped, but tho additional rise
of today caused efforts to further raise tho
levees to be hurriedly' resumed -and all
business was again abandoned while citi
zens aided In keeping the water out of the
The viaduct leading from East Rt. Louis
to the Eads bridge, which hss been the
viewing point of thousands of people since
the flood began, waa ordered closed today,
as the water has. It Is believed, weakened
the abutments and rendered the bridge dan
gerous. The viaduct Is the only present
connection between East St. Louis and St.
Louis. Trains crossing the Eads bridge
must stop at the relay station and passen
gers are taken by boat to land and trans
ported to places where waiting trains can
be boarded for the resumption of their
Reports are constantly being received
that river thieves are looting submerged
houses of the three stricken cities north of
St. Louts. They have no trouble In going
from place to place and Unless they are ac
tually caught In the act of robbery there
Is no way to distinguish them from honest
workingmen trying to save their houshold
Death List May Bo Large.
Repot ts received from Madison, Grant's
City andVenlce Indicate that the death list
may be larger than first estimated. At'
least twenty people have been drowned In
that vicinity. A report was received early
today from Newport, a small town three
miles from Granite City, that a school
building in which are sheltered fifty chil
dren was tottering and threatened to eol-
I lapse at any moment. Appeals were made
' for assistance, but there was no way to
reach them from St. Louis or East St.
Louis, the only places that can now render
City Attorney Robert Hagenur of Venice
Is reported by his relatives to he missing
and they fear he perished when the city
was overwhelmed. Deputy Coroner Wil
liam Ballhnrn of Madison county and hie
son, who lived In Venice, have been given
up as lost. Louis Fisher and wife, who
lived In Madison, are believed to have
been drowned by the breaking of the levee
that flooded that town. William Anchor
and Mrs. Clifton and her Infant have been
missing for several days and It Is thought
Refugees Hare Smallpox.
In one party of refugees near Edwards
villa four cases of smallpox developed yes- -terday.
The officials of Madison county
are doing all in their power to Isolate the
cases and prevent a spread of the disease.
Numerous families, penniless and having
no friends to whom to go, refuse to leave
their flooded homes. In many cases these
people are actually starving and food will
be furnished them by men In skiffs at
At T a. m. the official gauge registered
27.4 feet, a decline of 0.1 of a foot from
yesterday, when the crest of the flood,
37.5 feet, was reached. The tendency ef
the river this morning seems to be on tha
rise, but the great volume of water com
ing from above Is spreading out and does
not make itself apiarent on the gauge by
In Madison, Venice and Granite City It
la estimated this morning that at least
1,000 men, women and children are In a
perilous condition. They are v waiting
rescue, many In the second stories and en
tops of houses and other points above the
flood, leas In danger of death than starva
tion. Immediate steps are being taken to
remove those people to places of safety.
Many 111 front Expos a re.
From police reports It Is learned there
are 290 destitute flood eufferere In 8u Louis,
refugees from East 8U Louis, Madisou,
Venice, Granite City and Kaakaskla. There
are over 1000 tefugeee In the city, but
they are being eared for by relatives and
frii.ids In St. Louis and Its environs. A
number have become 111 from exposure.
There were 1.2U0 flood refugees In Vd
wardavllle. 111., last night, from the tri
citles and Newport. Because of the con
geatloa t$ was) found oessary. to dle-
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