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The Omaha: Daily Bee.
ESTAHLISIIED JUNE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 15, 1903.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
SELECT KING TODAY
Eerrian Farliament Almost Certain to
P.aoe Peter Karag?orgevhch on Throne.
REPUBLIC MEETS WITH LITTLE FAVOR
Tew 8tu!pnU Alone Support Suggestion to
ALEXANDER'S FRIEND COMMITS SUICiDE
Officer Who Warned Monarch Takea Hi
Owa Life by 8-ojt.n$.
POLITICAL PRISONERS ALL RELEASED
Provisional Government Frece C) f
fendere Against Old Hfilnc While
Courts Adjourn and Jio
ArrrXi Are Made.
LKUtllDU, June 14. At a conference of
c-.-muurs and deputies held here tonight It
wai unanimously decided that the constitu
tion voted by the great assembly In ISho
should be put Into force and that I'rlnco
Kaiagtorgcvilcli should be unanimously
elected king Ht tomorrow's meeting of the
bkupshtlna and Senate. After the election
a devolution of the assembly will be held
to wait on I'rlnco Peter and communicate
to him the decision of the nulional asseni
bly. The Servian constitution of was more
liberal than any granted previously and
provided that nil taxpuylng citizens should
become electors, by whose votes the
SUupahtlna wits elected. It remained In
force until May, IS'JI, when the late King
Alexander by a coup d'etat abolished it and
restored the constitution of 1S09.
All nlet In Servla.
Complete order prevailed in Belgrade
lost night and absolute quiet is still
reported this afternoon throughout
Servla. The streets of the cap
ital bear an animated appearance, being
crowded with officers and a large number
of students who have arrived from abroad.
It Is believed with toe object of demon
strating In favor of 'Prince Poter Kara
georgevltch us king.
Soma republican tendencies are notablo
among the students who have studied in
France and Switzerland; thene latter, how
ever, are quite overshadowed by the opin
ion of the majority and there seems to be
no doubt thnt the national assembly will
tomorrow pronounce In favor of a mon
archy and elect Prince Karageorgevltch.
The newspapers continue to point out the
Impossibility of the establishment of a re
public and advocate the election of Princo
Peter in order to assure a brighter epoch
In Bervlau annuls.
Powers' Ministers Itrmiln Mam.
Th foreign representatives In Belgrade
continue to maintain a atrlct reserve.
- Peter Villromltch, one of the oldest and
most prominent members of tha radical
party s,ti$, .a,, f pr,nje -minister of state, has
been appointed president of the senate, In
succession to M. Harlnkovltch, who has
resigned. M. Velmlromltch will take the
chair nt the Joint meeting of the senate
and the Skupshtlna tomorrow on the occa
sion of the election of the new king.
After the election the Skupshtlna will
draw up a program of procedure for the
new sovereign und will then adjourn until
the arrival of the king at Belgrade. The
sovereign will then form a new mlnlatry
and dissolve the Skupshtlna.
The government yesterday pardoned all
persons Imprisoned for political and press
offenses and ordered their Immediate 're
lease. . No arrests have occurred, neither
have any sentences been passed since the
tragic events of last Thursday. ThJ court
of cessation and the appeal court sus
pended their sittings from that time.
. Prince Karageorgevltch, although llftle Is
known of him among the people generally
here, seems to have cr.ught the public
fancy and his election will be a popular
Former Queen Natalie has telegraphed to
her former lady-ln-wnlting to make in
quiries whether she, will be permitted to
eorne to Servla and visit her son's grave.
Lieutenant Colonel Mlllslav Zlvanovlcs of
the general staff committed suicide by
shooting himself oh Friday. It Is under
stood the officer took his life because
among the late king's papers was found a
letter from Zlvanovlcs informing him of
the plot against his life. The newspapers,
however, attempt to make out the suicide
to be the result Of money troubles.
Politicians Confer Together.
'politicians and members of the Skupsh
tlna have been holding conferences
throughout the day and while there are
rumors of minor differences, the election vf
Prince Karageorgevltch appears absolutely
tssured. The Skupshtlna and the Senate
meet promptly at 10 tomorrow morning,
(t la laid the ministry deslrea that It pro
seed to elect tha king by acclamation.
The radical leaders have prepared a
platform for tha new constitution upon
tha lines of that of 1SS8. The chief points
(1) The king shall not ba the commander
f the army.
(I.) The civil and military authorities
must swear allegiance to the constitution
ind not lo the kin
)f tha senate.
rage and tha abolition
TbeTonstitutlon of 18S8 Is of a liberal
;haracter and Us sdoptlon was approved
it a conference held thU morning between
ministers and those deputies already In
Congratulatory addresses have been re
solved by the ministry from a large num
ber of country districts expressing warra
nt thanks for Its pati lotto action at such
t critical moment and hoping that It will
;rry matters to a successful ending. The
"orelgn ministry has also received satis
factory dispatches from London, Paris,
Berlin and Home, all saying that the gov
irnments there have not the slightest In
tention of Intervening In Servla's Internal
tffaira and expressing the hope that peace
ind order In the political situation will soon
An official statement of Russia's position
&as not yet' been received, but according
!o reliable Information, Ruasla has no de
lire to Intervene and will not object to the
ilectlon of .Prince Karageorgevltch.
The Official Gaselte, Issued today, la con
fined almost entirely to the publication of
messages of congratulation received by the
Premier Reelgas tat Die.
It Is known that tha murdered premier,
Uarcovltch, resigned his portfolio only a
few hours before his assassination. Ills
action waa the result of a difference .of
opinion with King Alexander concerning
lha meeting of tha new Skupshtlna. The
wte king, tearing disturbances, proposed to
lha premier that the leading members of
the opposition parties and the editors of
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RELIGION BREEDS RIOTS
Corpus Clirtail Celebrations Attended
by Dl dere in French
PARIS. June 14. . waa feared to
day on the occasion ot . rpus Chrlstl
celebration, the antl-cleri. " 'eatenlng
to provoke counter demonstr.
In Paris the day passed o!T if, erl
O'is Incidents, even at churches . the
Madeline and Bt. Sulplce, where, disregard
ing the advice of the prefect of police,
processions Issued from the edifices and
inarched around the church enrlousures.
Some disturbances, however, arc reported
from the provinces. At Nantes, where the
prefect forbade the professions, the radi
cals mobbed the prefecture, stoned and
broke the windows and smashed two sentry
boxes. Detachments of gendarmes and
dragoons drove bac'.t the demonstrators.
A collision also occurred between the
Catholics and socialists, In which several
The principal squares In Nsntes are oc
cupied by troops to prevent further dis
orders. Minor disturbances are reported
from Brest, Dunkirk, Lyons and other
SAN JUAN. P. R., June 14.-The church
festival of Corpus Christl was celebrated
today. Five thouunnd Catholics paraded
and there was a great show of Spanish
colors. Forty church societies escorted
bishop Blenk to altars In various parts of
the city. The ceremonies At the cathedral
were on an elaborate scale. For the first
time since the occupation of the Islands
many Americans participated In the cere
monies. WARNING FRIEND ARRESTED
Fleeing Debtor Una Men Held Who
Telia of Allesred Kidnaping-
PARALLEL, Chihuahua, Mex., June 14.
Thomas Foley Fountain, son of Colonel
A. J. Fountain, Is having a peculiar and
trying experience here, where he is held
a close prisoner on the charge of threaten
ing to kill Grant Gillette of Kansas, who.
It is alleged, took refuge In Mexico to
escape his creditors.
Young Fountain has been In Jail a month
and there seems little prospect of his Im
mediate release. ,
It appears that he ha4 been Imprisoned
on the accusation of Gillette, who had his
fears aroused when he was Informed that
several persons had entered Into a con
spiracy to kidnap him and deliver him to
the Kansas police for a reward. Fountain,
Jt Is said, learned of the kidnaping scheme
and warned Gillette to be on his guard,
but the latter suspected Fountain himself
was Implicated and caused his arrest.
VIEWS RACES FROM AIRSHIP
Santoa-Dnmnat Detracts Attention
from Horses to His Aerial
PARIS, June 74. During the racing at
Ixmgrhamps today M. Santos Dumont, In
Ms airship No. 9, appeared over the course
and went through a variety of maneuvers
which evoked great enthusiasm from the
crowd. The passage of two other balloons
over the racecourse, at the same time
added to the originality of the scene.
M. Santos Dumont descended unaided In
the center of the course, where a great
ovation was given him. He then rens
cended and after executing a second series
of maneuvers sailed away In the direction
A curious coincidence during the presence
of the Santos Dumont No. t was the win
ning of two races by horses numbered
on the racing card.
CONSECRATE INSULAR BISHOPS
Two Prelates Obtain Mitres and Two
More Are Selected for
ROME, June 14. Monslgnor Rooker,
formerly secretary of the aportollc delega
tion at Washington, waa consecrated bishop
of Jaro, Philippine Islands, and Rev. Den
nis J. Dougherty, formerly of Philadelphia,
bishop of Neuvfa Segovia, today.
The commission of five cardinals en
trusted with affairs concerning the Phil
ippine Islands has decided to propose to
the pope the appointment of Rev. Thomas
A. Hendrlck of Rochester, N. Y., as bishop
of Cebu, P. I. The Vatican will thus have
fulfilled Ita most Important promise re
garding the Philippines by sending there
four American bishops.
WILL GRADE MANILA HEMP
fio eminent Takes steps to Meet
Complaints of Insular
MANILA, June 14. The government haa
drafted a bill to prevent the exportation
of Inferior hemp. It provldea for a system
of government Inspection and grading.
There have been numerous complaints of
tha Inferior quality ot tha exported hemp
and the trade In It Is thereby endangered.
A commission will meet the growers and
exporters before action Is taken.
CAVITE BANDITS TROUBLE
Raid Several Towns aa- Lead Gov
ernment to Prepare for Their
MANILA, June 14. Disorder continues In
the province of Cavlte. Two bandits, named
Fellzardo and M on talon, with some follow
ers, recently raided a number ot towns.
The government la planning a campaign to
suppress the troubles.
CABLE NEARS COMPLETION
Work to Start This Week on I.at
Section of PartSc
MANILA. June 14. The eableshlp Colon,
which Is laying the Pacific cable from
Guam eastward, Is nearlng Midway Island
and it Is expected tha laying of the section
from Midway island to Honolulu will com
mence next week. '
FIND NEW SMELTING METHOD
Cornell Sladrats DUcovery Will
Hevolotloalao Copper Reining
and tare Millions.
NEW YORK, June 14. (Special Tele
gram ) Two Cornell atudents have pub
lished a thesis describing a new method
of refining copper which they clslri to
have discovered. Tha discovery, if It beam
out ita Inventors' claims, will revolutionize
the smelting Industry and affect a saving
of Biany millions of dollars.
RECORD IN COIION EXPORTS I
Value of Crop Sent Out of Country Larger
Than Ever Before.
QUANTITY ONLY TWICE EXCEEDED
Fonrth Assistant Postmaster General
Brlatow Says Maehen's Plan of
Rnral Free Delivery Would
Cost 1KMMMI,UOO a Year.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, June 14.-(3peclal.)-Cot-ton
is still king in the export records of tne
United States, and its record In the present
year Is likely to surpass that of any pre
ceding year. The value of raw cotton ex
ported In the eleven months ending with
aluy Is, according to the preliminary figures
of the treasurv Imrenit ctt ataHatlea tM
V4V.L35, which is $5,000,0(10 In excess of the
highest eleven months' record ever hereto
fore made. Two years ago the figures
leached t303.49T.E17. Should the Juno fururcs
equal those of June In the Immediately-pre-
cuuing yean thj total for the fiscal year
would bo $31 (n.n.oon, w $4,000,000 In excess of
the banner year 1901. .
The QUantltV exnorted this venr la rtcit n
great as that of the years 1K8 and 1:-W,
however. The total quantity exported In
the eleven months emllne with Mav In 3 4K1..
353. 2S7 pounds, afialnst 3,S.ti21,478 pounds in
tne corresponding months of 1901 and S.721 .
iltl.fiuO pounds in the eleven months of 1)S,
when the value was but $1'22, 414,180. Thus
the total quantity at the present time Is
2t0.fKO.0U0 pounds less than that of the cor
responding eleven months In 189. but the
value Is $N,000,000 n excess of the value
for the corresponding period of that year.
The average prloe per pound of the cotton
exported, determined by dividing the
number of pcunds Into the value stated by
the bureau of Statistics records la fur lha
eleven months ending with May, 1903, 8.87
cents, ana lor the eleven months ending
with May, 18)8, 6.97 cents.
Comparing the total values of cotton ex
ported with those of preceding years 1903
seems likely to show the largest total value
In raw cotton exports of any year In the
history of our commerce. In 1848 the total
value of raw cotton exported was. In round
terms, ii?,000.000: In 1860. 1192.000000! In is-n
$r7.0fi0.noo In paper, but $184,000,0(0 stated In
goia; in ISM. -211,009,000; In 1890. $250,000,000;
In 1900. $2t2,000,00O; In 1901. $313,000,000. nnd
already Indicated, seems likely to be for
Some Other Tall Flgnree.
Meantime the value of cotton exported In
manufactured form has also Increased, and
will make lis highest record In the present
At the same tlms the cotton manufactur
ers of the United States have Increased and
are still Increasing their consumption of
cotton both from our own fields nH -
abroad. The lotal number of bales taken by
the mills of the United States last year for
me nrst time paaed the 4.000.000 line the
figures being 4,083,000 bales, against 3.644 000
The Importations of foreign cotton,
chiefly Egyptian, are also growing with re
markable rapidity, the Importations in the
present year being likely to reach 80,000,000
pounds, to which may be fedded 20.000,000
pounds of "flocks," or cotton waste, with a
total valuation of about $12,000,000. against
43.000,000 pounds of raw cotton, and 78,000
pounds of wast Imported In 1893. valued at
less than $5(000,000.
What Rnral Delivery Costa.
"To continue the 'rural free delivery ser
vice upon the lines laid down by former
Superintendent A. W. Machen would cost
the government $100,000,000 annually," was
the startling statement mado by Fourth
Assistant Postmaster General Brlstow to
The Bee today. "The rural free delivery
service with Its army of carriers reminds
me of the old Roman way by which am
bitious soldiers and statesmen were ele
vated to place and power. Conquering
soldiers returning from the wars now and
then distributed corn to the Roman people
and by that means rode Into power. This
rural free delivery business reminds mo
very much of the distribution of corn prac
ticed In tha daya when the Roman empire
ruled the world."
Mr. Brlstow is not an enthusiastic expo
nent of the rural free delivery system He
frankly statea that it was a mistake to
establish it upon the lines adopted. He ad
mits, however, that undoubtedly It has
come to stay, that the people having had
a taste of luxury In the way of having
their mall delivered at their own gateway
will Insist upon retaining It General Brls
tow frankly says that It would be foolish
to fight public sentiment, but he believes
that the wholesale establishment of rural
routes to please some senator or member
of congress should be curtailed and that
when a rural route is hereafter estab
lished It should have merit behind It As
soon as the Investigation which he has in
charge is at an end It Is predicted that
there will be a complete reorganisation of
the rural free delivery service and a num
ber of heads are expected to fall into the
I'ncle Sam's Growing Business.
The yaatness of tbs business done by tha
government of the Vnlted States Is be
yond comprehension unless brought home
to tha people through the medium of a
tabulated statement. Auditor William E.
Andrews of the Treasury department, who
haa seen the business of the government
grow as no other man has who has occupied
a similar position, has preared for The Bee
a statement of tha number of accounts and
j vuuiiiu ''" "i inn seiuements made
Dy tne various divisions of the auditor's
office for eleven months of the present
. fiscal year. While the figures are apprpxl-
; maieu, mey win noi, u is believed, differ
very materially wnen tne auditor comes to
make up his account at the close of the
present fiscal year on June 30. The follow
ing table shows the enormous extent of
the business of the government:
Customs, 10,630 accounts $ 4v; nno 000
Public debt, 2,215 accounts 617'iw )
MiHcellaneouH, fc,!'D7 accounts 2 8T9 thX
Internal revenues, SA.3i$ accounts lojoooo
Total, 106,231 accounts $4.6yj,OuO 000
During the year 1902 the number of ac
counts settled by Auditor Andrews was
9S.4S3, the total amount Involved being
$6,878,110.64. The reason for tha falling off
In the total amount of the aeveral accounta
Is due to the abolition ot the war taxes.
The number of accounta, however, will far
exceed those of any previous year, the
work for the last month of the present
fiscal year, including the usual monthly
average, as to the number of accounts
settled .and amount involved in such settle
ments. Wldo Tires In tha PhlllppBa.
The bureau of Insular affaira of the
War department has received the annual
report of A. I'. Betts, governor of the
province of Albay, for the year 1802, In
which he tells of the completion of the
road between Lrgnspi and Llgao, which
passes through the center of the great
hemp country. Tha enormous traffic
(Continued as Sseoaci Paga-i.
omaha seeks convention
Lincoln Man Will Be Xew Head Con
anl of Modern Woodmen
INDIANAPOLIS, June 14-The thir
teenth national convention of the Modem
Woodmen of America will begin here Tues
day morning at Tomllnson hall. Head Con
sul W. A. Northcott, lieutenant governor
of Illinois, presiding. Thirty-three states
will be represented.
Delegations have already arrived from
twelve states. Including the whole New
England delegation. There will be 46 dele
gates and sixty-eight head officers and
members of standing committees. It Is
expected there will be 4,000 foresters In
camp. Twenty-two hundred tents have
been erected and teams have arrived from
Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.
The city Is profusely decorated.
The subject of chief Importance to come
before the convention will be the read
justment of rates. At the state conven
tions of Woodmen held on May 8, the ma
jority of the delegates to this convention
were elected with the expectation that
they would favor readjustment In tha line
of increase, graded according to the ages
of the members.
Caucuses of the different state delega
tions are being held and It waa announced
tonight from tha official press headquarters
that the head consul would be A. R.
Talbot, Lincoln, to succeed W. A. North
cott, Greenville, 111.
The executive council will ask the head
camp for an appropriation of not less than
$10,000 for the relief of the Woodmen flood
sufferers In Kansas and Missouri.
A number of leaders are in the city to
watch the action of the' Modern Woodmen
convention en the rate question.
The candidates for the next meeting are
Omaha, Los Angeles, Saratoga Springs,
N. Y.; Salt Lake City, Denver, Niagara
Falls and Milwaukee.
The Modern Woodmen of America ot
Omaha and Lincoln, to the number of 400,
left for Indianapolis last night to attend
the biennial national convention of the or
der. A special train started on the Rock
Island from Lincoln In the afternoon and
stopped Several hours in Omaha, leaving
at 7:45 In the evening. From Chicago the
train will proceed to Indianapolis over the
ti'acks of the Big Four.
With three drill teams from Lincoln, one
from Omaha and one from South Omaha
there will be a battalion to represent Ne
braska at the convention. It had been or
iginally hoped that ell of the four teams
In Lincoln would atte id, but No. fi9 backed
out at the last moment. This was felt very
much, as A. R. Talbot of that camp Is a
candidate for the offl-e of head consul and
stands a good chanc i of obtaining It
Drill team No. 120 r.ent from Omaha and
No. 1095 from South Omaha, which, with
the friends and other members of the or
der, made over half of the tralnload.
PLANS TO BLOW UP TOWN
Armed Ron man la - Forces Works to
Close by Intimidating Su
perintendent. MORENCI. Arts., no 14. Interest cen
tered yesterday in' the trial of the strike
leaders, who were brought before Justice
Chapman for examination. Eighteen men
were examined. District Attorney C. L.
Rawlins conducted the examination for the
territory and the strikers pleaded their own
Their leader, "Three-Fingered Jack,"
cross-examined witnesses for the territory.
In all about twenty men were examine!
and their testimony tended to show that
the coming of the troops last Tuesday and
the fearless work of the deputies of Sher
iff Parks earlier In the day prevented
trouble of a serious nature. The accused
were all bound over to await the action
of the grand Jury, charged with inciting
riot, and It is probable their leader will be
further charged with threatening to com
The most damaging testimony was given
by Superintendent McLean, who was sur
prised In his office on Tuesday noon by the
heavily armed strike leader and ordered to
close down the works. He was given one
minute, and obeyed. He was told the offi
cer on guard had surrendered to his armed
men. The leader said that he would that
night blow up the town and loot the ruins
The prisoners were taken to Solomonville,
where they will be held pending an order
to take them to Tucson, the jail there
being deemed safer. Tha grand Jury meets
"Jack," the strike leader. Is a Roumanian
and landed In New York the day President
Garfield was shot. He says he remembered
the day because he knew It waa coming.
NEW YORK BUILDING STOPS
Employers Decide to Contlnne Lock
out Till I'nlons Accept Ar.
NEW YORK, June 14-The members of
the Building Trades Employers' associa
tion announced that not only would tha
present lockout continue, but that other
work would be stopped, thus completely
tying up all building work In tha city, un
less all labor unions adopt the plan of ar
bitration to prevent further strikes.
The new condition of affairs came as a
thunderbolt to the majority of the walking
delegates, a ho had thought that about 60,
000 of the 130,000 men out since May 4, would
resume work tomorrow. Charles L. E!d
Ut. president of the Building Trades Em
ployers' association, said:
We are responsible for the new order
which will continue under the lockout, and
It can be sMd further that the lockout will
be continued till the unions have accepted
our plun of arbitration. We have sent
notices to contractors and builders to make
the lockout ar complete as posslhle. This
will mean that wherever any work Is being
done and where there is material on hand
the work will go on until the material Is
exhausted and then that work will cease
I'ndr-r this arrangement work will prob
ably last until Wednesday or Thursday
and there will le no further work until we
have como to some understanding with the
labor unions. The walking delegates have
carried things with such a high hand that
we have been compelled to take this action
DEWEY READYT0 TESTIFY
Will Give His Version of Berry Kill
ing at Preliminary
ST. FRANCIS. Kan.. June 11 Chauneey
j Dewey has decided to give his version of
. i anair mat resulted in the killing of
several members of the Berry family next
Tuesday. This, It Is supposed, will be done
In opposition to the advice of his attorneys.
Mr. Dewey hopes that by giving the
facta, as he claims them to be, he will be
able to secure l.ls freedom on bond. The
widows of two of the memlers of the
Berry family will be on hand to testify.
The town U gradually filling up with
friends of both sides and every effort is
being made by tha authorities to prevent
MILLIONS BACK DIVORCE
Wealthy Wife and Rioh Husband Each Seek
Freedom from Dakota Court.
MOTHER NEATLY KIDNAPS YOUNG SON
Roth Sides Trick Other, I'slng Every
Legal Means to Trip Thoaa ton
dnctlngr Opposing Cnaea and
Make Road Hard.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., June 14.-Speclal.)
The commencement of a suit for divorce
In the local courts by Delia Whitman, wife
of Joseph H. Whitman, a capitalist and
heavy landowner of Chicago, who is a rest,
dent of Hioux Falls, adds another chapter
to a caae which seems to develop mors
than the usual number of sensations.
One ot the features waa the kidnaping by
the mother a few days ago of the 8-year-old
son of the couple, who has been living
with his father In this city. As a climax
to his matrimonial troubles Whitman suc
ceeded In securing affidavits from some of
the neighbors questioning tha sanity of his
wife, and an order which compels the
mother to brljig the son back to Sioux Falls
until tho divorce Is determined.
The wife played a neat trick on her hus
band by putting In an appearance In Sioux
Falls and commencing a suit for divorce
herself before he could do so.
Ties l Hasbaad'a Property.
By Instituting tha suit Mrs. Whitman has
tied up all his property, so he will be un
able to transfer such of it as is within the
Jurisdiction of the South Dakota courts
until n decree Is granted or rejected In the
A few days ago Mrs. Whitman, who Uvea
on one of the aristocratic boulevards ot
Chicago, arrived In Sioux Falls. She was
accon panled by a sister. They proceeded
to the home of Mr. Whitman, where they
were kindly received. The wife and her
sister announced that they 'would remain
in Bloux Falls for a week or ten days to
visit tho boy. The two women, it is Bald,
made themselves so agreeable that they
completely hoodwinked Whitman, who was
the official custodian of his son.
When it was suggested by the mother and
her sister that they take the boy downtown
consent was readily forthcoming from the
father. As hour after hour rolled around
and they did not return he realised that he
had been uuped and Instituted a search for
the missing trio.
No trace of the two women and the boy
could be found around the railroad stations.
No liveryman had seen them. No one had
seen any persons answering their descrip
tion on any of the highways leading out of
the city. Their disappearance apparently
was as complete as If the oarth had opened
and swallowed thfm.
Hides In Local Hotel.
It has Just been learned that Instead of
attempting to leave the city at once, as
some might have done, the two women and
their little charge proceeded to a local hotel,
where they kept In close confinement until
a day or two ago, when a closed hack drove
up to the hotel and the women and boy
got In. ' " ' '.
The horses were started on a run and
kept that gait until the crossing of the
Rock Island railroad was reached, where
the three took the train.
Although the complaint and other papers
in the divorce suit of Mrs. Whitman have
been removed from the office of the clerk
of courts, enough Is known of the case to
warrant the belief that one of the grounds
upon which the divorce Is asked for Is fail
ure to provide for the needs of the wife and
' It Is said that Mrs. Whitman once before
separated from her husband on account of
an alleged penurlousness, a reconcllatlon
afterward being effected. ,
Mrs. Whitman Is said to be wealthy In
her own right, while her sister, who has In
terested herself In the case In behalf of
Mrs. Whitman and her child. Is reputed to
be worth $1,000,000. so It Is probable the
legal warfare between the coupla will be
STILL SPURN ARBITRATION
Chicago Walters Refnae to Settle Dif
ferences Except by
CHICAGO, June 14. Although no prog
ress was made today toward settling the
hotel and restaurant strike In Chicago,
still there was noticeable Improvement In
the service offered by the different estab
lishments where the employes have quit
work. All the hotels are open for busi
ness, and with few exceptions succeeded In
taking care of all guesta that applied for
accommodations. The places of the strikers
are being filled as fast aa help can ba Im
ported from outside cities, and tonight
several of the hotels announced that by
tomorrow night they would hava a full
force of employes.
Offers by tha Hotel Keepers association
to submit the controversy to arbitration
are still spurned by the strikers and It is
declared tonight that more places where
the proprietors refuse to sign tha new
scale will ba closed tomorrow.
An effort was made today to have the
Steam Power council call a sympathetic
strike in all houses where tha waiters are
out. The request waa refused. This meana
that the engineers, firemen and elevator
men will remain at work, and la a severe
blow to the strikers. '
In explaining tha stand they hava taken
the members of the steam men declare
the striking unions are unreasonable In
their refusal to arbitrate. In tha hope
that they could .be made to change their
tactics, the council appointed a committee
to call on the strikers tomorrow and try
to induce them to submit the whole trouble
to arbitration. The committee will meet
President Gompers of the American Fed
eration of Ibor, who will arrive tomorrow,
and ask him to use his influence to bring
about a peaceable adjustment of the
DOPE BLASTS BRIGHT LIFE
Cocaine Jimmy, Once Slonx City Ath
lete, Dies Mental and Phys
JOPLIN, Mo., June 14. (Special Tele
gramsDon L. Shannon, well known as
"Cocaine Jimmy." died today, a victim of
the cocaine habit, "Cocaine Jimmy" has
lived In Joplin ten years and was onca
connected with the railway mall service.
He was an expert musician, an athlete and
He was a total wreck, physically and
mentally, and spent the laat six years In
begging alms In the streets. He was so
bowed that his hands would touch the
ground. He came from a walthy and in
fluential family In Sioux City, la. 11a was
burled today to the potter's flail.
FORECAST 0FTHE WEATHER
For Nebraska Pnrtly Cloudy Monday,
Probably Showers and Cooler In North
and West portions and at Night in Kast
Temperatnre at Omaha Yesterdayl
Honr. Dear. Horn
I a. M 1.
n. m BT p.
T a- an n Bp.
fta-m 64 4 p.
U a. m 4 ft p.
10 a. m Tl p.
11 a. m 74 T p.
13 m TS Hp.
HOFFMAN DENIES PRINCE YARN
Declares Rudolph Woold Be Older
Than He nnd Joins General
Lingh at Tale.
(From a Staff Correspondent.
DE9 MOINES, June 14 (Special Tele
gram.) The story from Marinette, Wis.,
connecting Dr. C. II. Hoffman with Aus
trian royalty and representing him to be
Crown Prince Rudolph who committed sui
cide some years ago, creates only ridicule
here among the acquaintances of the
doctor. Mr. Hoffman himself indignantly
denies It and says that If the crown prince
were allvo he would now be a man much
older than Hoffman.
Mr. Hoffman's friends also call attention
to the fact that he is a well behaved man,
a roan of unusual Intellect and a finely
educated doctor; in short he Is too smart
to bo ono of the royal family. But Hoff
man, who was let out of the Drake med
ical school because he would not show his
diploma and reveal hla identity and past
Ufa, still steadily refuses to say anything
about his paat life, which Is a mystery to
all. It la known that ha was In an Insane
asylum and there met a nurse whom he
married, but beyond this his life Is a
CRASH INJURES OMAHA GIRL
Runaway Santa Fe Car Strikes Las
Vegas Trolley, Maiming
EAST LAB VEGAS. N. M., June 14.
(Special Telegram.) Mrs. E. W. Leonard,
formerly Miss Genevieve Stewart, a beau
tiful young Omaha woman, was thrown
from an electric car In a collision this
morning. She struck her head against a
telegraph pole, sustaining a fracture at the
base of the brain. She was picked up alive,
but death Is expected momentarily.
The electric car was going to Hot
Springs, when It was struck by a Santa
Fe car laden with coal that had broken
away from Its engine and dashed down the
Neither Mrs. Leonard's husband or fam
ily were with her.
Two other paseangers were severely In
jured. LINCOLN BOY FALLS FROM CAR
Death Cornea Instantly to Child Re
turning from Roll.
'LINCOLN.' Neb., June 14. (Special Tele
gram.) Herbert aaffey. a 12-year-old boy.
while' riding on a College View car, fell
under the rear trucks and waa crushed,
death resulting almost Instantly.
He had been at. a ball game In College
View and was returning home about 6.
According to the story of the conductor, he
was sitting on the step of the car kicking
at the weeds, when his foot caught and he
was dragged from his seat.
He was taken to the home of his father,
H. H. Gaffey, a plumber, living at 1846
Prospect street The fatality occurred near
CARRIES DRUCTIN NECKTIE
Convicted of Manslaughter Merrtman
Man Tries to Polaoat
VALENTINE, Neb., June 14. (Special
Telegram.) John Green, the Merrlman
hotel keeper, who was convicted of man
slaughter here last Friday, tried to com
mit suicide today by taking a dose of car
bolic acid. He was not successful In carry
ing out his Intention, as a physician ar
rived In time to save his life.
Green killed a man In Merrlman last fall
and his case excited much Interest here,
as he was well known. He carried the
poison for several weeks In his necktie.
WOMAN DIES ON THE TRAIN
Succumbs to Consnmptlon While
Travellnar with Four Lit
SIDNEY, Neb., June 14. (Special Tele
gram.) Mrs. Alexander, a passenger on
Union Pacific train No. 4, died here this
evening aa the train was entering the
yards, of consumption. Four little children
Her home was at Elgin,' Ore., and she
was on her way to Sumner. Mo. The body
waa taken in charge by Undertaker Esslg
and tha husband notified. The children are
being provided for by tha Ladles' Aid So
ciety. THINKS DICK LANDON SHOT
Wife Asks Information Concerning
Reported Butchers' Picnic
Dick Ijindon of South Omaha is reported
shot at the butchers' picnic at Pries' lake
last evening. Mrs. Landon telephoned the
police for particulars, but beyond this
nothing definite can be learned. The as
sailant Is supposed to have taken a buck
skin horse and buggy and disappeared. The
Omaha and South Omaha police had no
Information concerning the shooting up
to a lata hour.
Mrs. Nation In Omaha.
Carrie Nation, the hatchet champion,
was In Omaha yesterday for a few hours.
She came In from Cherryvllle Kan., In the
morning too lata to catch the train for
Eagle Orove, la., where she talks this
evening. She spent the day with Mrs.
Reynolds of 1509 South Twenty-ninth ave
nue. She found time to attend services in
the First Christian church, of which de
nomination she Is a member, and after
ward to visit the county Jail, where she
put In fifteen minutes In spreading the
propoganda of total abstinence.
Movements ot Ocean Vraaela, June I I.
At New York Arrived: Anchorla, from
Glasgow and Moville; Cedrlc, frdm Liver
pool and Queenstown.
I i iirrii.uin iit, j.,... , .......
' N w York for Uverpcol; I'mbrlii, frmn New
' York for Liverpool, ami both prx ecio1.
rnnea: iiunJamu, irom j.ivcipooi inr imw
At Liverpool Arrived: Helgoland, from
Philadelphia via Ucenstowu; Ueorgic,
from Now York.
FEUD WAR IS WARM
Ewen'i Hotel Burnt Down Buppoieily i
Keault of Incendiarism,
HARGIS SUPPORTERS ARE SUSPECTED
Two Men &aid to Hare Been Been Near bj
When Blase Started Arretted-
BROUGHT UP ON HABEAS CORPUS WRIT
Judge Allows Bail, but Men linajly Go Back
in Military Custody.
CASH OR DEATH PROFFERED WITNESS
Given Choice Between Repudiating
Tale of Marcnm'a Murder and
Getting nrt.ooo or Sticking
to It and Dying.
JACKSON, Ky June 14.-Tha City hotel,
a three-story building owned by Captnln
B. J. Ewen, the principal witness against
Jett and White was burned to the ground
early this morning. There were fifteen
guests in the hotel, but alt escaped with
out Injury. There was no Insurance on tho
structure and the hotel, together with Its
furnishings and the elTecta of the guests.
Is a total loss. The origin of the fire Is
unknown, but the belief is genersl that it
was of Incvmllary origin, and two men are
held on this charge.
Militia Fight Flames.
Jackson has no fire department, anil Its
citizens were awakened by the. firing of
pistols and guns and much excitement
prevailed. A detachment of militia came
on the double quick from their ramp
across the river and rendered valuable aid
In assisting tha guests to escape and pre
venting the flames from spreading. Captain
Kwen has been kept at the mllltla camp
Hnce he testified last Monday that he saw
Curtia Jett fire the shot which killed Mar
cum. It was only two days ago that Jack
son was put under rrartlal law. The fire
has caused renewed apprehension.
As the day wore on and more information
was forthcoming the public began to take
the fire not only as Incendiary, but as ac
cessory to other acts of Intimidation In
connection with the trial of those accused
of the murder of J. B. Marcum. It has
been openly predicted that there would
be the flashing of incendiary warnings,
that arson would go along with a ssasl na
tion aa disciplinary measures might be
needed lh Dreathltt county.
Rrlbes Offered to Bwon.
Captain B. J. Ewen was the chief witness
for the prosecution In the trials of Jett and
White. He la the deputy sheriff who testi
fied that he saw Jett ready with his pistol
In his hand to fire the last shot Into Mar
cum'a prostrate body aa it lay In the court
house doorway. Through fears for his own
safety, he said, ne did not dara to allow
Eaeriff Callahan and County Judge Harglg ,
to know what h had Been. When It did be
come known. So waa first a prisoner-In his
home, and then he fled the county until ha
could have tha protection of troops. Hla
house has been under the guard of a detail
of aoldiers for several weeks and aa a mora
stringent precaution against assassination
he alept in camp at the provost 'marshal's
Several daya ago' a party visited him at
his home and made him a proposition that
if ha would repudiate what ha had related "
on the witness stand, saying that he tes
tified to what was not true because of the
Indictment which he was under, ha would
be given $5,000 by' a certain cltlien, and
that If he did not accept the offer he
would be assassinated.
He encouraged hla visitor to return In the
afternoon and stationed two witnesses In a
closet who overheard the proposition and
the threat, which was accompanied by tha
tender of five crisp $1,000 notes. No one
has doubted that Ewen waa In actual dan
ger, but few were prepared for a atep aa
desperate aa that which came1 today.
Work Hard to Save Town.
At 6 o'clock thla morning Joe Rodmon, ft
watchman at tha lumber yard of Swann St
Day, discovered flames Issuing from the
roof of Ewen's hotel, situated In the moun
tainside, 3o0 yards from tha depot. Tha
alarm waa given and Lieutenant Klnnard,
with the provost guard, turned out to ren
der assistance. Soon hundreds of people
were on the scene.
Heroic work on the part of tha soldiers
and cltlzena saved possibly the entire aouth
aide of the town.
The McEwen hotel Is at tha end of a long
row of miners' cottages, all of which were
in grave danger. When those in tha hotel
were notified the fire had gained such head
way that the guests who hud not risen had
only time to save part of tholr clothing.
John Clarey of Louisville, a telegraph
operator, waa asleep on the second floor. In
the excitement he waa not awakened until
the flames had shut off escape from tha
front stairway and was almost suffocated
while coming out by the rear stairway,
falling unconscious and half-dressed on tha
ground, when ha finally freed himself from
tha danger. Mrs. Ewan and her children
are poorly clad and lost everything.
The house and fixtures were valued at
about $10,000. They were the aavlng of a
lifetime and Ewen and family are tonight
homeless and dependent upon tha b
pltallty of the troops In ramp.
Protecting; Water Ran to Waste.
Rain barrels around the house, which
afforded its chief fire protection, were
overturned by the Incendiary before tha
torch waa applied. Nearly all of tha in
surance" policies in Jackson hava been can
celed because of recent events.
Two cloth balls dipped in kerosene and
tur were found near the hotel.
Hold Two for Araoa.
Gray and Jim Haddlcks and Jerry Luntx,
workmen at tha Swann & Lay lumber
yard, reported having seen Joe Crawford
and Ed Thap, wagoueera for the Hargls
Hros , come across tha brldgo and return
Just before the blaze waa discovered, and
Major Allen ordered these men arreated.
1'hey were taken Into the military camp by
the soldiers and manacled In tha guard
house Gray Haddlcks waa retained by the pro
vost guard us a witness. Soon the Hargls
people were active. They sent Attorney!
John O'Neil of Covington and U. B. Golden"
of liurbervllle, defending Jett and White,
and swore tut writs of habeas corpus
maklnr them returnable at onca. The wrlti
were served on Major Allen and he aent th
prlsontrs to the courthouse under a stronj
guard, commanded by Captain Maddox.
Commonwealth's Attorney Byrd asked
Judge Rrdwlne time for Major Allen to lllo
a response. He asked that he be given till
tomorrow, but Judge Redwlne demanded
that 't be filed at once.
Thin was done and the nttorneya argued
the rase. Two of the most Interested spec
tators were ijur.ty Judgo Hurgls and
Sheriff Ed Caliihan. Tba attorneys argued
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