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KING IN NAME ONLY
Pewr WUl BiSubwrienttoBerYian Army
or Follow Alexander.
MILITARY DECIDE TO KEEP POWER
Berolutionary Leaden Bea'ly Dicta o: and
Guards for Titular Monarch.
NO WORD GOES TO NEWLY ELECTED RULER
GoTernment Bints Down on Expenses and
Btops Those Reeking Pardons.
ANTI-REPUBLICANS ARGUE STRONGLY
Olrc Editor Choice Bftwffn Mon
archical View and Star Part la
Execution and Then Make
LELGRADE. June 16 The position of
King Peter I promise to be little more
than that of a royal captive. The real gov
ernment of the country will be a military
dictatorship under the leaders of the rev
olution. Colonel Misrhln and Colonel
Mltrchllltsch. The new king; la almoat
without any personal adherents, and the
ruling spirits of the army would just as
readily murder him aa they did his prede
cessor. At the present moment the whole coun
try Is under military rule, and, although no
prefects In the country districts have been
revoked, each is accompanied by an army
officer who attends him wherever he goes,
even to the telephone. This policy has led
to one good result not a single case of
disorder anywhere has been reported.
Forceful Arguments Needed.
Extremely forcible arguments were found
necessary to repress the radical aspira
tions of a republic. The foremost advocate
of a republican form of government was
L. Jubomlr Bchlokovlcs, editor of the Bel
grade Odjek. Finding him Impervious to
arguments, the conspirators Invited him
to a dinner at the Officers' club last Satur
day. During the dinner his host told him
that unless he agree to support Prince
Peter there would be one head less In Bel
grade that night. M. Bchlokovlcs yielded to
the force of this reasoning and accepted the
situation. He Is now minister of Justice. In
the new government.
In spite of semi-official statements made
this morning that the delegation of the
National Assembly elected to offer the
crown to the newly chosen king had al
ready started. It Is still here. JThe govern
ment declares that the number of Its mem
bers, twenty-four, would entail too great a
cost on the country In the way of traveling
expenses, but the real reason of the delay
la that the government found some of Its
members averse to King Peter. These
members sought the opportunity to become
reconciled to him at the expense of the
country. Now that the ministry has cut
oft their traveling expenses their desire
to make the Journey will be greatly dlmln
toned,"- and- the delegation will probably
consist 01 a aoxen msmrjers at mo mom.
It 1 believed that the army will try to
make secret terms with the new king by
which It will retain the supremacy It gained
by the tragedy, but whether Peter will
agree to the conditions Is uncertain.
The chamber met at 10 o'clock this morn
Ing and adjourned to the cathedral, where
a great thanksgiving service. Including a
Te Deum, was celebrated.
Extraordinary lack of Interest Is shown
b the majority of the people In the evonts
arising out of the revolution. The notice
Issued by the municipal authorities yester
day, calling on the Inhabitants to decorate
their houses in honor of the new king, ha
met with scant attention and the town by
no means has a festive appearance. The
Illuminations last evening were not brll
A military band marched through the
town playing lively airs, but a heavy rain
soon cleared the streets.
Remove Signs of Tragedy
The town I perfectly calm and quiet Is
Ouns boomed lit honor of King Peter, the
church bells rang merrily, simultaneously
along the main street marched a funeral
precession. Accompanied by all the pan
oply of the Greek church, a regiment of
soldiers, with Its band was carrying
the grave the remains of a young lleuten
ant. to whom had been accorded the tltl
of the "army's hero," a title which was
gained as follows
The commandant of a division encamped
in the environs of Belgrade was surprised
In the palace by the conspirators on the
night of the assassinations and managed
to escape. He found a mounted orderly,
took his horse and galloped to the encamp
ment of his division te summon some of
the regiments to the assistance of the king
Just before reaching the camp, the lleuten
ant who was burled today overtook the
commandant and in the sanguinary fight
which ensued the commandant waa killed
and the lieutenant was mortally wounded
The new royal ciphers are reaching the
military depots today and will be served
out to the army before the arrival or Kin
The portraits of the late King Alexander
are being removed from the walls of pub
llo offices and placed in lumber rooms.
Workmen were busy all day and night
at the palace removing all signs of the
AMERICANS BANQUET LIPTON
Knight Foretells Another Dinner
with "Blooming; Old Mas;' as
LONDON. June 16.-8lr Thomas Llpton's
last night In England prior to leaving for
New York was signalised by a dinner party
at the Carlton, given in his honor by
George T. Wilson of New York, at which
the leading Amer is In London and many
distinguished B v were present. The
room was profu. '''' "ated with Brit
ish and American '. ,mt
Sir Thomas had an Z"- welcome
from the company, whlci. ' -t the
L'nlted Slates consul general, "Vl
mont of New Tork; Lord Deerhk. "
Fairfax, members of Parliament,
Christopher Fumes. Sir Gilbert ParajT,
Sir Hiram Maxim and Designer George
Mr. Wilson struck a note which was fol
lowed by the other American speakers. In
saying that while not wishing Sir Thomas
would lift the cup, Americans would rather
see him successful than any other living
In reply Sir Thomas said: "I have strong
hopes that I shall soon be employed in get-
ng Insurance on the famous cup. I have
had advantages which I have never had
'From what I hear Reliance Is a wonder.
for which I am glad, for we want to win
against the best that America Is able to
produce. If my hopes are fulfilled I am
certain the American people will not
grudge me my success.
I wish to say in conclusion, gentlemen,
that I hope to meet you all again when I
return, but with the difference that we
hall have that blooming old mug on the
table in front of us."
RISH LAND BILL IN DANGER
Wyndham Quarrels with Redmond
and Government May Go
Down to Defeat.
LONDON, June 16. A deadlock has arisen
between Chief Irish Secretary Wyndham
and the Irish leader, John Redmond, as a
result of today's debate In the House of
Commons,. In which John Redmond's
amendment to the Irish land bill abolishing
the minimum price at which the landlord
may Bell, was opposed by Mr. Wyndham
nd rejected by the House. This dead-
ock Imperils not only the Irish land bill.
but the existence of the government.
During the present, session the ministry
has more than once escaped defeat because
of the support of the nationalists, and
while Mr. Chamberlain's fiscal policy ren
ders the government's position precarious.
the support of the Irish members is more
than ever necessary to the ministers. Sev
eral unionists supported John Redmond In
tha division lobby after having In the
course of the debate vainly advised Mr.
Wyndham to agree to a compromise..
As a matter of fact, had the Irish leader
challenged a division earlier In the even
ing the government would then have been
defeated and Mr. Redmond's omsslon to
thus snatch an advantage from the ab
sence of many unionist members seems to
Indicate his desire to do everything possi
ble to ensure the passage, ot the bill, and
endeavor to induce the government to re
consider Its position.
The whole body of nationalists voted in
support of John Redmond's amendment.
with the result that the government's ma
jority was reduced to 41. .
DEWEY'S MEN KEEP SILENT
Two Cowboys Go to Jail Bather Than
Describe tLe Berry Shooting.
WILL STAY MUM TO SAVE OWN SKINS
Armed Men Surround Dock while
Preliminary Hearing is On
Spectators Searched for
ST. FRANCIS. Kan., June lO.-Wlth an
armed guard standing as a solid wall be
tween them and the curious public,
Chauncey Dewey, W. J. McBrlde and Clyde
Wilson faced Justice Hall for their pre
liminary hearing this morning.
They are charged with the murder of
Daniel Berry and his three sons two weeks
ago In a fight on the range near the Berry
ranch. No one was allowed to enter the
court house until he had been searched
for weapons and the strictest watch was
kept on all.
The soldiers sat with their backs to the
court and faced the crowd, thus having an
opportunity to view everyone who en
tered the room. The line extended clear
across the room from wall to wall. The
array of legal talent here Is probably the
greatest ever witnessed at a preliminary
hearing In Kansas.
The state is represented by Prosecuting
Attorney Hotchklss, Attorney General Cole
man and Attorneys Murphy, Noble and
Colby of Beatrice, Neb. The defense Is
represented by Senator Hesslng and Attor
neys Harvey, Scott and Moreland.
It was not until nearly 10 o'clock that the
prisoners were brought Into court. They
appeared Indifferent to the gaze of the
WOODMEN DOWN TO BUSINESS
After the Wrlroailit Addresses the
Delegates Take Ip Regulnr
. Order. mi Work.
HUNGARIAN CABINET IS OUT
Resignation Offered by Premier
Quickly Accepted by the
BUDA-PEST, June 16. Premier Dessell
announced today In the lower house of the
Hungarian Diet that he had tendered his
resignation to Emperor Francis Joseph on
Sunday last and that his majesty has
Report that the cabinet Intended resign
ing had been in circulation prior to the
essembllng of Parliament, so there was
considerable tension in the house when It
The entrance of the premier was the
signal for. an outburst of cheers from his
supporters, while the opposition retorted
with scoffing shouts ot "What a happy
The premier, rising, said:
I have repeatedly set forth the principles
and views which have guided my policy in
regard to the opposition manifested by ob
structionists to the army bill.
On those occasions I said my policy could
only be followed as long as harmonious
views prevailed among all the factions
As such harmony no longer exists, I
tendered my resignation to the king on
Bunday and his majesty has been pleased
to accept it.
I beg the house to adjourn pending the
formation of a new cabinet.
Tha emperor has directed M. Stefan
Tlaza, a member ot the lower house, to
form a cabinet.
State Deala-natea the Charge.
Attorney General Coleman announced
that the prisoners would first be given a
hearing on the charge of murdering Bruce
The witnesses were then called and all
answered. The Dewey cowboys, although
In town, had not been served with the
state's sutpoenaes and another long wait
Ed Tucker, one of Dewey's cowboys, the
first witness called, created a sensation by
refusing to answer any of the questions
put to him by Attorney General Coleman
for the state. Tucker said he would refuse
to answer questions because he understood
there was a warrant out for his arrest,
and State benator Hesslng, attorney for
the defense, volunteered that the witness
was acting under counsel's advice on the
ground that his answer might Incriminate
The Dewey cowboys have. It is stated, re
fused to testify and this has successfully
blocked the purpose for which the state
had subpoenaed them.
Tucker, continuing to refuse to reply to
questions. Attorney General Coleman ap
pealed to the court and asked that he be
committed to Jail until he would answer..
In Jail for Contempt.
Justice Hull agreed and Tucker went to
Jail, where ho was followed a minute later
by. At . Wlnship, another oewb7 who re
fused to talk. ,
Birch Berry . was then called. He told
his story and accused. Chauncey Dewey of
firing the first shot, which struck Roy
Berry. McBrlde, he said, fired the second
shot, which struck Bruce Berry.
Roy Berry wss the next witness. He was
shot through the face during the assault
on the Berry ranch and was brought into
the courtroom on a stretcher.
Asked by Attorney Genera! Coleman who
shot him he replied in a weak voice that It
was Chauncey Dewey. He Insisted that he
and ills father had no trouble with the
Deweys of a serious nature before the kill
ing, although there had been a number of
disputes about minor matters.
Attorney Hcssln for the defense asked
Berry If he was armed on the day of the
tragedy. He replied that he was, but that
none of the Berrys had made any effort to
use their arms.
Mrs. Alpheus Berry said on the after
noon of the murder Will McBrlde and an
other man, whose name she did not know.
called at the house and asked If the Berrys
were at home. Afterward she heard the
shooting and saw the finish of the tragedy,
but did not know who fired the shots.
Dr. G. Pogg of Bird City said he was
called to the Berry house after the mur
der. He made an examination, but could
not te'l whether the bullets entered from
behind or In front.
George Shafer, P. E. Waldln and L. L.
Capron, neighbors of the Berrys, did not
see the shooting, but immediately after
hearing the reports of the guns went to the
ranch and found the bodies of the unfor
tunate men lying on the ground.
INDIANAPOLIS, Juse 1. The thirteenth
session of the head camp of the M dern
Woodmen of America began here today.
After the welcoming address, to which
Lieutenant Governor Northrott of Illinois
responded, the convention took up the regu
lar order ot business.
At the last national convention a de
termined effort was made to secure the
admission to the society's Jurisdiction of
several large cities. Including St. Louis
and San Francisco. The society's law
bars all cities having 200,000 or more popu
lation. The committee submits an amendment
to the Woodmen law providing that the
executive council may. In Its discretion,
establish and maintain local camps In any
part of the excepted cities, if upon In
vestigation it finds It safe and desirable
The committee also rsoommends that the
basis of representation fee left as at pres
entone delegate for each 1.B00 members or
major fraction, but that hi no case shall
there be more than 525 delegates elected
to the national conventlvi.
The report of Major C. W. Hawes, the
head clerk for the two years. January 1,
1901, to December $L 1WS, shows that on
the latter date the Woodmen had 664.1H6
beneficial members carrying a total Insur
ance of Sl.ltt,285.nOO. .The net gain was
12fi 30. and the net sain in insurance $348,
087,500. There was si si a net gain of 1.959
local camps, the t-jtaljbelng 10,65-1 In good
standing December TIM 11
During the term 5,!n? death claims were
paid, the disbursements aggregating 110,
On January 1, 1901. there wss a balance
of $903,487.10 In the benefit fund and bal
ance of $345,863 20 in the general or expense
The per capita expense of management
for the year 1901 was 74 cents and for the
year 1902 83 cents.
Touching on the admission of large cities
to the Woodmen Jurisdiction the head con
The chief objection to the admission of
large cities heretofore has been the diffi
culty in selecting the proper risks. There
Is no ouestinn but there Hre lots of splendid
risks in them cities whose membership
would be of great advantage. I fully be
lieve that under the direction of the execu
tive council means could be provided for
the proper selections.
Consul Northcott gives a large part of his
report to the question of rate readjustment.
submitting several tables of rates.
The credentials committee recommended
In its report that both the contesting dele
gatlons from Kansas be seated, each dele
gate at one-half vote. Johnson, the leader
of the antl-admlnlstratlon forces, moved
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
No Appointment! BaTO One Confirmed
Owing to Deadlock.
MAYOR SWITCHES NAMES AND OFFICES
Does Xot Abandon Any of His Selec
tions, bat Places Them In Connec
tion with Different Jobs, bnt
11 Are Rejected.
FATAL CHURCH CELEBRATION
Shrine Burned and Ob Man Killed
Daring Corpse Christl
NEW YORK. June 1. In a church pro
cession of Corpus Christl the temporary
shrine has been burned and one man killed
by a cannon shot, says a Herald dispatch
from Point Paltrle, Guadeloupe.
Political opposition, this being a French
colony, caused the church to make a great
tragedy and repairing the damage caused ! demonstration. The procession was nearly
by flying bullets preparatory to the lnatal
latloii of the new ruler. It appears very
unlikely that an official account of the
crime will be published. The absence of
all regret among the educated class Is
most striking and leads to the conclu
sion that either the assassinations were
extremely popular or the Servians are the
most Impassive people In the world. Aa
a matter of fact the whole country Is
governed by a few men and In many cases
the peasantry are Ignorant of the cause of
prlaee Nicholas Extols Kins Peter.
CKTTINJB, Montenegro, June It The
proclamation of Prince Peter as king of
Servia waa received with the greatest
satisfaction by Prince Nicholas, King
Peter's father-in-law, and the Montene
grins generally. Salutes were fired, which
rung sod bands paraded the town, which
waa beflagged and illuminated at night.
Prince Nicholas made a speech to an
immense crowd, enrolling the virtues and
bravery of the Illustrious ancestors ot
King Peter and at the same time con
demning the manner In which King
Alexander waa assassinated.
Milan's Sen Hot a. Claimant.
CONSTANTINOPLE, June 11 The report
published In New York that Madame Chris
tics and son. Milan, whose father was the
late King Milan of Servia, had left Con
stantlnople for the Servian frontier, la un
founded. They have not left Coustantl-
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two miles long. A small cannon which waa
hauled about for saluting purposes was
discharged In a large crowd.
Mr. Sarrnud, a merchant who was stand
Ing nearby, had one side blown away and
was killed Instantly
POPE LEO JS IMPROVING
Doctor Finds Patient Mack Better
and Makes' Changs ia
ROME, June 16. Dr. Lapponl visited the
pope today and changed his treatment.
The doctor says newfound the pope better.
Wet Weather la London.
LONDON. June 16. Not since 1879 has so
wet a spell been known at this season.
The rainfall for June then was four Inches.
Although the month is not yet half over
those figures already have been passed.
Three and a half inches fell during the
last six days, Saturday and Bunday alone
being responsible for more than one inch
and a half. Remembering this la Ascot
week. It will be understood that half ot
London is in despair over the unfavorable
Thirty Bnlarlaaa Killed.
8ALONICA. Turkey, June 1. Several
conflicts have recently occurred In Mace
donia between Insurgent bands and Turkish
troops. Borne thirty Bulgarians bav been
killed and rriinj wounded,
an amendment to the report that his dele
gation be seated to the exclusion of the
other. He spoke for the amendment, re
viewing the differences. Trueman Plantse
of Warsaw, 111., replied for the credentials
The vote stood 129 to lit against the
Johnson amendment and the report of the
credentials committee . ts adopted.
The election of ofnV.-.wlil be held to
morrow and the que of readjustment
of. rates will be taken r; on. Thursday.
At the military ' camp of the Foresters
the day was devoted to -the prise drills.
About half of the teams have drilled. The
Rock Island. 111., team leads so far with
a percentage of 98. Dubuque, Ia., 4s sec
ond with 89.
GET SOMETHING TO ARBITRATE
Chicago Hotel Strikers Finally Agree
to Peaeefnl Settlement of
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska-Fair Wednesday.
Warmer In North Portion; Thursday ralr.
Temperatare at Omaha Yesterdayi
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Another engagement of the battle be
tween Mayor M wires and the councllmanlc
majority over minor appointments came off
In the council chamber last night. The
mayor submitted the same objectionable
list of names, somewhat askew as to posi
tions, because they had been submitted the
limited number of successive times be
fore. In addition a number of appoint
ments not before handed In were turned
down. As an aggressive move, President
Zimman had Introduced and passed a reso
lution abolishing the offices of city cla.m
agent and abstractor and ousting the in
cumbents, and an ordinance repealing the
ordinance creating the office of gas In
spector and assistant license Inspector was
read the first and second times and re
The confirmation of two appointments to
the board of engineers, Henry Sohroeder
and George Cornelius, evoked a lervent
Thank God" from Mayor Moores. wno
had seen every one of his other appointees
rejected. He sent the names of the unsuc
cessful candidates in last night as follows:
For Inspector weights and measures, Al
fred Bugh; custodlar. city hall, John C.
r.vnch: clerk of nolle court, F. T. Moats;
insnector. Thomas P. Mahammltt;
poundmaster, Willis F. Gerke; superintend
ent markets. Lee E. urier; ncen-o
snectnr. Ram W. Scott; assistant license
Inspector, John Matthleson; at city hall,
engineer, James S. England; fireman, B.
W. Christie; elevator conductors, Frank E,
rje Fred C. Anthony and Albert F,
Mayne; Janitors, John G. Pegg. Herman
Cromwell; Janitor at city Jail. Olle Jack
Some Routine Business
t, ...tnmohlle BDeed ordinance and the
, - .si r in
ordinance authorixlng an ibuo .
renewal bonds were read the third time
and passed. An ordinance having for its
purpose a contract wltn tne
oi- nv for the supplying ol inter
section markers free was defeated. By
request Councilman O'Brien Introduced and
... io. hv title and referred an
ordinance prohibiting the use of slot ma
-v.i-. minors and formuaing mo
tlon of any machine of the kind If wlnlngs
.m m anything but merchanaise,
City Attorney wngni seni -
test against tne appoi"""- - -...i.t.nt
rttv attorney, for which an or
dinance has been introduced In the coun
cil. The letter was placea on ui.
m.. u..h Asohall company u
a.. ..u.k" on Paving Contractor John
Grant, who submitted the lowest bid for
asphalt repair. Monday. The common ca
tion, averred that the Nebraska Bltullthlc
company ha. not been
, bid was not technically
correcT. further that-th
comply with the contract and start work
wZn ten day. because he hs. no paving
nlant. City Engineer Rosewater. Mr. Grant
?l-a,ntl "nresentatlv. of the Barber com-
- ' n.rnenter SDoke on the mat
rTr OranT .aid that the bulk of the
'r hi. nlant arrived Tuesday
and had been unloaded from the car, that
he was ready to take tne cuuw -
fh. pror bond and that '"corporation
,n r.nnred and would be filed.
papers wc. .-
For Macadam ravina.
DUBUQUE WARS WITH MILITIA
Mob Attacks Powar Plant aad Pre
vents street Care from
DUBUQUE, Ia,. June 16-RiotIng attended
the efforts of the street railway company
to resume operations today after a shut
down of five weeks on account of a strike.
The local company of state militia was
called out. but the "rioters were not sup
pressed until they had been in sharp con
flict with the militia and the police.
There was no serious trouble until this
evening aftr all cars had been withdrawn
from the streets and the soldiers marched
to the company's office to guard the non
union employes. A mob of 2,000 persons fol
lowed and attacked the company's power
plant, breaking every window In the build
ing. They were dispersed by the .police
From the power plant the mob marched
to the car barns, where it broke Into the
building and before the militia could reach
the scene had wrecked the windows of all
the cars and practically wrecked the cars.
When the troops nrrlved the mob ceased
the work of destruction. After lining up
the soldiers In front of the barn Captain
Thryft addressed the mob. While he waa
speaking several bricks were thrown from
tho rear of the crowd over the heads of
the soldiers. Thryft ordered the soldiers
to load and get ready to fire. This order
awed the mob, which then dispersed.
MORE TROOPS FOR MORENCI
General Baldwin Decides to Keep I'p
Force of Soldiers to Carb
DENVER, Colo.. June !. Awaiting ad
vices from Washington, General Baldwin
today sent orders for one troop of the Third
cavalry to proceed with all haste from
Fort Apache, Arts., to Morencl.
Yesterday It was believed the spirit of
the strike was broken and Colonel Lebo,
commanding five troops of the Fourteenth
cavalry at Morencl, was ordered to return
his command to Fort Grant and Huachuca,
but more recent developments have shown
the advisability of keeping federal troops
on the spot.
WABASH WARS WITH TROLLEYS
Cnts Rates to Meet Competition
LOGANSPORT. Ind.. June 18 War has
been declared by the Wabash Railroad
company against the Fort Wayne & South
western and the Wabash-Logansport trac
The Wabash agent In this city has re
ceived an order to make the fare between
this and all points along the line to and
Including Fort Wayne the same as that
charged by the Interurban companies. This
Is the first rate war In Indiana between
the railroads and the lnterurbans.
CHICAGO. June 16. Indications tonight
are tint the hotel and restaurant strike
begun last week will be settled by arbitra
tlon, and that the strikers will return to
work on Thursday morning. Such strong
pressure from outside labor organizations
was brought to bear on the Joint board o
the striking unions it has at last consented
to a proposition which virtually ends the
The strikers have held out all along
against submitting their grievances to ar
bitration, but they now ask that arbitra
tion be adopted to bring about a peaceable
adjustment or the difficulty. The Hotel
Keepers' association will meet tomorrow to
consider this proposition and it is said to
night they will accept It. The restaurant
keepers will coincide In any action taken
by the hotel keepers.
"Our association was founded to nettle
disputes between employers and employes
by arbitration, and we have stood on that
ground." said Paul Blatchford, secretary
or tne xioiei jveepers association, tonight
"We are not going to stand on any ques
tion of courtesy in "his affair If we can
settle it by arbitral, in. If the offer of
peace from the striking unions is made In
writing it will undoubtedly be agreeable to
the hotel men."
WOMAN ON TRIAL FOR HER LIFE
Accused of Murdering James Barton,
tho Father of Her Divorced
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. , June 16. (Special
Telegram. The trial of Mrs. Agatha Bar
ton, nee Stull, for the alleged murder of
James Barton, postmaster at Arvada,
father of her divorced husband, was com
menced last Friday. Two days were con
sumed In securing a Jury. A large num
ber of witnesses have been examined and
there remalr.s about fifty yet to testify
The case will not go to the Jury before
Saturday night and probably not until next
week. Snmi startling evidence Is to be
sprung at the last moment. It is said, by
the defense. Mrs. Barton is undergoing
the trying ordeal well and will likely hold
up until the end.
BRIBE LEE TO KEEP .SILENT
Boodlers Offer S.1.O0O a Month If
Former Lieutenant Governor
. .. Flees Grand Jury.
ST. LOUIS, June 16. Former Lieutenant
Governor John A. Lee told the grand Jury
today that he had been offered $1,000 a
month to place himself beyond the resch
of the grand Jury until after the boodle
Investigation Is ended. The proposition
was made to him Just after he went to
Kansas City from Jefferson City. Mr. Lee
said he was approached by some man he
did not know, who offered him $1,000 a
month In cash to keep clear of the grand
The grand Jury Is anxious to take up
n a resolution Introduced by Council
man Nicholson the Board of ruDl'c n;or" i the Investigation into the beer ta bill,
is, Instructed to prepare speclllcauons I but tho sheriff is having great difficulty
DYING MAN TAKES REVENGE
Shoots Two Highwaymen Who Hare
Aided Third in Slaying
MISSOULA. Mont. June W. Pat Dono
van, a well known rancher and politician
at Clinton, was shot and fatally wounded
by three highwaymen Juat before dawn this
morning. As he lay dying on the ground
Donovan returned the fire, killing one end !
severely wounding another of his assail
ants. The highwaymen rode up to Donovan In
the darkness Just outside Clinton and op
ened fire without a word. Donovan sprang
behind the porch of a house nearby and
returned the fire.
Neighbors hurried to the scene. The un
injured highwayman gathered the dead one
on his saddle and leading the third man's
horse galloped off. A posse has thus far
failed to come up with the murderers.
POLITICS NOT IN QUESTION
Cbatterton Declares Wyoming Favors
Forest Reserves Within Timber
TWO WARRANTS ARE ISSUED
They Are for Persons Involved In tho
Postern re Department
WASHINGTON. June 1.-The federal
grand Jury here resumed the consideration
of postofflce department cases today.
It la said that two warrants were Issued
at the district attorney's office today for
the arrest of persons Involved in the
No Information can be obtained aa to
where the persons are against whom the
warrants ax directed.
CHEYENNE. Wyo. June 1.-Oovernor
Chfutorton hur written another letter to
Secretary Hitilcock at Washington on the
subject of tor it reserves. In the course of
which he bt:
I desire most emphatically to assure vnu
that neither the pople of Wyoming nor j
myseir are piuying pontics. I tie forest
reserve question is a simple but 'Urgent
buKinesa proposition. Neither the people
nor myself are opposed to forest reserves.
We believe In them, but want them con
fined to the tlmtwr area and supervised on
Railroad Man Daagerously III.
8EDALIA. Mo, June 14. J. J. Frer, for
, . i .nd reoavlng and to aa
rthie for competitive bids for doing each
class of work, the macadam to go down
upo" street, now floored with cedar block
The council voted unanimously for the
resolution. Nicholson had passed also a
es'o Huo" directing the Board of Public
Works to have the weed, cut along the
.Treeti especially In the v.c.n.t, ot the
schools, at an expense not to exceed $1,000
out of the S-eneral fund. It was directed
further that the work be don. by city
prisoners as much as possible.
The Mav payroll, of the public works de-
a n9niYi. wr ordered
?efer?cd to the comptroller with Instruc
tions to include tnem in an ui'i"""
ordinance, if in hi. Judgment the city can
legally pay the claims. Comptroller Lo
beck already hi. put himself on record ad-
Acommunlcatlon from Building Inspec
tor Wlthnell announced the appointment of
Thomas Falconer as assistant building in
spector and Richard P. Grotte us clerk In
his office, as authorised by the council In a
recent resolution. City Clerk Elbourn sub
mitted the name of . Slmonson as deputy
In his office.
t. Routh Sldo Second Ward Improve
ment club filed a protest against the re
pairing of North Sixteenth street and com
mending the action ot Councilman Hoye In
T6 Open Bancroft Street.
t. rlutlon the council agreed to can
... . .,,ir taxes In order to
Cet KUW WUH" .
gain possession of a small strip of ground
.m. the onenlng of Bancroft street
.a th. construction of a subway under
tho railway tracks of the Union Pacific.
The r-ttoerty Is that owneo Dy paran
Conrad O. Fisher and which was once
for a nacking house.
The slot machine ordinance is partially
..ni.inl bv Its Utle. which Is as follows:
"An ordinance to prohibit the use of trade
chines slot machines or any mechanical
device whatsoever by minors in the city ot
Omaha, to prevent the wrongrui operation
of such machines and the payment of
money prlxos or the equivalent thereof on
the same, and to prescribe penalties for the
unlawful use or operation mn-eui. inn
penalties are fines ranging between $10 and
two. How minors enn be required from
using "any mechanical device whatsoever"
Is not explained; and the ordinance is so
worded as to pern It the exchange of mer
chandise for "beating" the machines.
As agreed upon In committee meeting the
auto ordinance prohibits careless and reck
less driving and fixes a maximum speed of
seven miles an hour In the district bounded
by Leavenworth, Twentieth and Isard
streets, and twelve miles In other parts of
the city. Councllmen Hoye and Nicholson
voted against the ordinance, the former
because he thought the speed limit too hle;h
and the other because he thought It too
The ordinance authorising new rules for
the advisory board was taken from the
files, where it has been several months and
referred to the Judiciary committee.
In finding witnesses.
FORTUNE SEEKING AN OWNER
Parties Wanted at One Time Were
Residents of Davenport,
NEW TORK. June !. (Special Tele
gramsAmbrose Hlckey and Mary Hlckey,
his wife, formerly of Colllnstown, Ireland.
have fallen heir to a considerable estate In
their native country. John Fox, a brother
of Mary Hlckey, la engaged in a careful
search of this country for them. They
were last heard from at Davenport, Neb,
This was some time ago. Fox, whose ad
dress Is 22 Brabason street, Dublin, Ire
land, wants anyone knowing anything
about them to communicate with him. The
New York police have been notified, but
cannot find any trace of their ever having
been In this city.
REMITS THE STEVENSON FINE
Bricklayers' International I'nlon Re.
fuses to Con Arm Action of
Word was received In Omaha last night
that the Bricklayers' International union
had remitted the fine levied against C. A.
Stevenson by the local union last week, at
the time the few members remaining In the
city voted to return to work without se
curing recognition for their organisation.
The local union undertook to fine Mr.
Stevenson $100 because it was asserted that
he had voted against its wishes as the
business agent of the Building Trades coun
cil, which, by the way, is composed of a
number of unions, the majority of which
had Instructed Mr. Stevenson to vote as
several years general manager of the Santa
Ke railroad and prior to that time general
superintendent of the Missouri, Kaiutas A
Texas railroad, who has been bedfast for
two weeks, la today pronounced critically
alii wilA uraemia polsoclng.
Rsnters Roads Angry with West.
CHICAGO. June 1. The Central Passen
ger association again discussed the pro
posal to demand full fares on all tickets
sold by western lines over lhe.r eastern
G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT RATES
Lako Shore Violates Agreement aad
May Preelpitata Gen.
CLEVELAND., June It- Rate clerks of
the Central Passenger association will meet
In Cincinnati next Thursday to try and have
the Lake Shore abandon its rate announced
from Cleveland to San Francisco for the
Grand Army encampment.
The rate named Is said to be an infringe
ment of differentials by other lines, and
unless the Lake Shore compiles with the
wish of the clerks a general overturning
of rates to tho Pacific coast la probable.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Juno 16.
At New Tork Arrived: Frledrich Der
Orosiie. from Bremen; I-rfthn, from Naples
Kal-r Wllhelm II. from Bremen: I.'.in-
bardia, from Genoa and Naplen: Moneralliin.
from Glaxgow. 8b I led: Kalxer lllielm
Der Grouse, from Bremen, vU Plymouth
At Uverp.Hl Sailed: Oceanic, for New
York via Queenxtown; Saxoniu, for Boxton
At Delaware Break water Passed in:
Prnnlnnd. from Antwerp.
At Glasgow Arrived: Astoria, from New
At Ant werp Arrived: Kroonland, from
At Souihsmpton: Arrived Manltou. from
New York for Iiidtn. Rnd Troc.Vd.
At Cherbourg Arrived: Kron Prliir Wll
helm. from New York via, Plymouth for
Bremen and vroceeded.
HASTE TO BURY DEAD
BurriTon and Friendly Volunteers Inter
Viotimi of Heppner Disaster.
PLAGUE FEARED IF WORK IS DELAYED
Hundred and Fifty Bodies Already Fnt
Away in Wooden Boxes,
CITIZENS ARE CRAZED WITH GRIEF
Tear Madly Through Streets Seeking
Perished LoTed Ones.
THRILLING RESCUE SCENES REPORTED
Telegraphist Sacrifices Life in Vain
Endeavor to Giro News to World
M'holo Families Ball Away
HEPPNER, Ore., June 1. Th work of
burying the dead who lost their lives in the
terrible calamity Sunday evening has prog
ressed steadily today and this evening ISO
bodies had been recovered and burled. At
least 150 more are missing and at this time
the most reliable estimates place the num
ber of dead at 300. All day long help In the
shape of provisions, blankets and men
has poured in. The Oregon Railway and
Navigation track was opened as far aa
Lexington, nine miles away, this afternoon
and from now on the work ot relief can
proceed more expeditiously, aa the wagon
road from here to Lexington Is good and
supplies can be brought in by team In a
few hours after they reach the end of the
railroad. It will probably be several days
before the track Is opened all the way, as
the roadbed Is washed out for almost the
The scene from the hillside overlooking
the town Is one of desolation. Huge plies
of wreckage. In many places fifty feet high,
fill the canyon for half a mile below the
town. As the debris which Is covered
many feet deep by mud. Is cleared away
more bodies are found. Immense boulders
weighing tons were rolled along by the
flood and deposited In the midst of the
town or lodged against buildings.
Craaad Fvoplo Frantic.
THE DALLES, Ore., June 1. A tele
phone message from lone says:
A pall of devastation and death hangs
over Heppner. Frantic, half erased people
are charging about the ruins hunting for
loved ones. Dozens of families have been
In the fifty-foot wall of water that
swept through the town dozens of bodies
were carried down Willow canyon for miles.
In the rush of subsiding waters during
Sunday night cries of distress were heard
In monumental piles of debris and tho first
volunteers worked like demons to hunt out
and find perishing wounded, but In many
cases It was too late by th time the vlo
tims were located In the darkness.-
Among the Incidents ot the catastroph
was the saving of three lives by Julius .
Kelthley, 70 years , pld.who rod on, ml la
and a half on th roofs of houses 'and
pulled In three people from the flood.
Jim Kernan, the Oregon Railway and
Navigation agent, met his death at the
telegraph key trying to raise Portland to
Inform the outslae world of the Impending
His little daughter, Katie, who was saved
by remaining In the station house, saw her
father and mother lost In he whirl of the
mad waters. Katie stood by while her
father waa calling the Portland office
when the flood swept In tho lower floor and
curled around him. Mrs. Kernan rushed
out of the house and started for a high
point of ground. Kernan bravely sought
to save his wife and both were lost.
One of the most thrilling adventures was
that of Tom Shuter, who, with his family,
were carried down stream In his uouse for
a mile and a half. His wife and two child
ren stepped Into the upper rooms. Be
low town the house shot across th creek
to the west side, where It lodged In the
debris, 150 yards from th canyon bank.
Shuter then took his two little ones on his
shoulder and swam 200 yards In th boiling
torrent. He landed the children and then
struck out for the house and rescued his
wife. The McBrlde family, which was lost,
went down In their house.
A force of seventy-five men nr digging
graves on the hillside. Prompt measures
are being taken to prevent a plague. Th
weather promises to become hot and re
lief corps to clean up the town Is badly
Dead and Mlastag.
TONE. Ore., June 1. A list of the dead or
pilsslng. aa nearly as known, is aa follows:
JAM ICS MATLOCK.
MRS. TOM MATLOCK.
J. S. IIOCKEL AND TWO CHILDREN.
SON OF WILLIAM AYRES.
W. WALLLN. WIFE AND DAUGHTER.
MRS. JAMES JONES.
PERCY DAWSON, BABY AND TWO
MRS. NORA FLOREIN.
MRS. ADA CURTIS AND BABY.
MRS. M. C. E. REDFIELD.
PEARL JONES AND FAMILY.
FRED KRUG, WIFE AND FOUR CHIL
MR. AND MRS. DAW80N AND FOUR
TOM HOWARD, WIFE AND THREE
M'BRIDE FAMILY OF BIX.
HARRIMAN, WIFE AND FATHER.
LIPTZ AND CHILD.
ABK WELLS AND WIFE.
MRS ASHBAUGU AND SIX CHIL
DREN. DR. M 8WARD.
GEORGE THORNTON, WIFB AND
MRS. KEITHLY AND GRANT80N.
MR. AND MRS. OUNN. ,
MAUD LELEFER AND MOTHER.
MR. AND MRS. LONG AND FIVU
MRS. ROBERT HYND AND TWO CHIL
DREN. FRED OXLET.
WILBUR BEARD AND FAMILY.
ED REED, WIFE AND BABY.
R. O. UAKT AMD WIFB.
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