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DEATH TO UNIONISM
Haw 81ogan of tha OitisaoY Alllaioa la tho
Cripple Ortek DUtriot of Colorado.
HESITATE AT NOTHING TO CARRY PLAN
Allianca IatHM a Standing Throat to ill
Wag Earnen In that District
BELL DISCUSSES VICTOR RECORD OUTRAGE
Bay Eo Will Try to Arprsiand the Van
Who Planned Infamy.
BELL FORCES UNION MINE JO CLOSE
Implies tkat Miners Alone Art Re
sponsible for Reign of VIolenea
ml Wholesale Dcportatleas
Arc to Occur.
CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo.. June . "Death
to unionism In the Cripple Creak district"
Is tha new slogan of the Cltliena' alliance.
Which haa aent a decree broadcast that
very parson connected with any union
here must either sever hta or her connec
tion with" such organisation or leave the
The latest aland of tha anti-unionist a was
vaguely hlntod at two days ago, but the
movement on the part of the alliance
aeemed ao absurd to 1,000 or 4,000 unionists
In the camp and ita enforcement fraught
with so many difficulties that It waa not
Tyson 8. Dlnea, Denver attorney and
one of the executors of the Stratton estate,
la here in conference with the Citlaens'
alliance leaders and It Is announced that
fee la here preparing a form which will be
presented to every merchant and business
man and other employers of labor In the
entire district, pledging them not to employ
any person who la affiliated with a labor
No person who works for a living; will be
zempt and the absolute .annihilation of
unionism In this county Is predicted by
members of the Citlaens' "alliance and the
Mine Owners' association. .
This la considered the most drastic step
yet taken by the alliance since It secured
the tipper hold In the district and ita en
f orcein en t will affect 1,000 men and women
now affiliated with tha various unions.
Among the unions that will be affected by
the new movement are clerks, cooks and
waiters, bartenders, carpenters, electricians,
trainmen and stone and brick masons. The
unionists assert they will light the move
ment to a flnleh. '
Pinnliti to Punish Criminals.
-General Bell Issued the following signed
Statement today regarding the raid on the
Vlotor Record office and the destruction of
the newspaper plant: -
"I cannot be too emphatlo In my con
demnation of this unameiican attack.
Such action aa thla reflects upon the mili
tary, because martial law prevails. Aa
military commander I am solely respon
. albja foi Uia-laaln to t tola crime if
it la possible.' -
"I art aware that Editor Kyner was bit
terly denoun cad. and threatened ' and no
cusedi of selling out when his editorial ap
peared asking the Western Federation to
call off the strike. The socialistic clement
cf the federation were the ones who took
the principal stand in this thing. How
aver, whoever the perpetrators of this
crime may be, they will land in the bull pen
"Da you think that union miners recked
your office because of your editorial on
Wednesday advising the strike be called
off T" Editor Kyner was asked today.
"I unquestionably do not," he replied. "I
do not think the editorial waa the cause of
this at all. We had hints and rumors of a
plan Jo wreck the office three daya ago, be
fore this editorial was published. I asked
Major Naylor, the city marshal, for pro
teotlon. Ho waa willing to give it, but said
' it would not be necessary and not to fear.
Aa a matter of fact the union men agree
With the' sentiment In my editorial. After
Ita publication all the union men I saw com
mended my position and many came to me
for that special purpose."
F. W, Langdon, the linotype operator
who waa driven out of the Record office at
the point of rifles, says that he will not
leave the district aa ordered. He will send
his family away, however. The other em
ployes of the Record also say that they will
remain In the city.
Orders Portland Mine Closed.
Adjutant General Bherman M. Bell, com
mander of the Teller county military dis
trict, today ordered the Portland mine,
whtoh employed union men, closed down.
The order follows:
MILITARY HEADQUARTERS. VICTOR.
Colo.. Juue 8 Scale 20:
Whereas, the governor of the state did
by proclamation issued on the 7th day of
June, lftH, declare the county of Teller to
be In a state of Insurrection and rebellion,
and the territory comprising the said
county as now under the rule of military
law and now being held and controlled by
the military of said state; and.
Whereas, a reign of lawlessness,' violence
and crime has existed In said county for
Several months Inst past, Inaugurated, en
couraged and carried forward by certuln
eVIl disposed persons, resulting In whole
sale asasslnatlons of many peaceful and
luw-abldlng clllsens; and,
Whereas, said reign of violence and crime
till exists In said county so that the peace
of the community is threatened, lives and
property of the citizens Is menaced and
mob rule and violence now threatens to
overrule the law; and,
Whereua, the Portland mine, situated In
said county, is and for a long time has
been engaged in employing and harboring
lais-e numbers of dangerous, lawless men
who have aided, encouraged und given com
fort to those who have been so guilty of
Bald crimes and outrages, so that said mine
Ivan become and now la a menace to the
welfare and safety of the good people of
said county snd a hindrance to the restora
tion of peace and good order;
Now, therefore,, by virtue of the power
conferred upon me aa commander of the
military forces in said county, and as a
military necessity. It Is ordered that said
mine be at once closed snd all persons
fcund therein or thereabouts who are dan-
trous to the community be arresiea ana
eld until further orders.
(Signed) SHERMAN M. BELL,
Hales with 1Mb" Hand.
The Portland Is the only large mine In
tha district that has continued in opera
tion since the explosion at Independence on
Monday which killed or maimed more than
twenty nonunion miners. The Portland
Gold Mining company, through its president
and manager, James F. Burns, who Is not
a member of the Cripple Creek District
Mine Owners' association, conceded ths de
mands of the union men when the strike
Was Inaugurated lust August, and has
teadlly given employment to about too men.
General ' Bell also. Issued the following
proclamation, of which over t.OuO copies
VICTOR. Colo., June 1 1904. To the Peo
ple of the Slate of Colorado: It having
Veen made to spprar In the commander of
the military forces in the district that eer
tula depredations have been committed,
that property has beau wantonly destroyed
aud tbe laws ef Uie state violated, notice
(GonUauad aa fleaood Pa4
WARNS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS
Mast Ei Care In Matter of
ril. 't for Rosebud
o " Land.
(From - T Correspondent.)
WA8HINQTC r' 'une . (Special Tele
gram.) The ge land office continues
to perfect arraI. nts for opening the
Rosebud countrSi 2, today it was an
nounced that blaT trms for use of sol
diers and Bailors may desire 'to em
ploy an agent tc" le registration for
them have been re 1 from the govern
ment printing office and are now ready
for distribution. These forms may be ob
tained on application to the commissioner
of the general land office at Washington.
In this connection it may be well to warn
veterans against alluring advertisements.
At leaBt one of such character has been
CH'led to the attention of the land office
officials and the attorney warned. With re
gard to what may be dona by an ex-eol-dler
or sailor in regard to employment of
an agent or attorney Is thus set forth In
the president's proclamation:
Registration cannot be effected through
the use of the malls or employment of an
agent excepting through the use of the
malls for employment of an agent, except
ing that honorably discharged soldiers and
sailors entitled to the benefits of section
23u4 of the revised statutes of the United
States, as amended by act of congress
approved March 1, 1901, may present their
sppllcatlons for registration and due
proofs of their qualifications through an
sgent of their own selection, having duly
executed power of attorney, but no person
will be permitted to act as agent for more
than one soldier or sailor. No person will
be permitted to register more than once
or in any other than his true nam. 1
Mr. Thomas O. Dawson of Fort Dodge,
who has been for nearly seven years sec
retary of legation at Rio Janeiro, Is In
Washington. "Tom" Dawson was recently
appointed United States minister to San
Domingo and today called at the State
department to receive his final Instructions.
He will embark for his post on the first
steamer sailing from New York. Mr. Daw
son will relieve Minister Powell of the
conduct of the Dominican mission, Mr.
Powell retaining the position of minister
to Haytl. It Is ' Assistant Secretary
Loomta' Intention, profiting by his own
experience as minister in southern coun
tries, to afford Mr. Dawson an opportu
nity to Bee as much as possible of San
Domingo before he takes up his residence
permanently at the capital. ' To that end
he will ask the Navy department to have
one of the American naval captalna take
the new minister aboard his ship and visit
every one of the principal Dominican se
ports before he settles down at San Domingo.
POSTMASTERS GET AN INCREASE!
Salary at Omaha Jumps from Fou to
(From a Staff Correspondent.) '
WASHINGTON, June 9. (Special Tele
gram.) In ths annual readjustment of sal
aries of presidential postmasters these
changes are announced today: Nebraska
Increase: Omaha, $4,000 to $5,000; Fairbury,
12,100 to $3,200; Lincoln, $3,600 to. $3,00; York,
$2,300 to 12,400. Iowa Increase: Charlton,
12,100 to $2,200; Des Moines. $3,900 to $4,000.
Decrease: West Union, $1,800 to $1,700. .
Applications to organise national banks
In' Nebraska wera today approved" aa fol
lows r The Harvard National tank of Har
vard, with 126.000 capital, by P. H. Updike,
J. H. Yost,' Theodore Grless, 8. J. Rice and
E. M. Ben ft son; the First National bank of
Edgar, with $28,000 capital, by C. A. Voor
hees. P. H. Updike, Edward P. King. C,
M. Ferree and George H. Van Antwerp.
Rural carriers appointed for Nebraska
routes: Blsdln, regular, Percy C. Grand
staff; substitute, James E. Moorey. Wav
erly. regular, Calvin L. Fisher; substitute,
William N. Sweet.
Additional jural route ordered established
July 16 at Daykln, Jefferson county, Ne
braska. Route embraces an area of four
teen square miles, containing a population
F. E. Davis haa been appointed post
master at Wheatland. Laramie county, Wy
oming, vice Ira O. Middaugh, resigned.
Admtrsl ilsjsbee Announces Openlnsr
of All Ports of Republic
WASHINGTON. June 9.-The Navy de
partment received a cablegram from Ad
miral Slgsbee, dated Monte Chrlstl, last
night, which says:
Custom house here will begin the trans
action of business June 9. All ports of
Santo Domingo now open to commerce.
Revolution . now ended.
PORT All PRINCE. Haytl, June 9. News
received here today from San Domingo
Is to the effect that the situation In that
republic Is grave. The government troops
hnve sustained a severe defeat before Monte
Crlstl on the north coast.
WORKING ON YOUNG CASE
Nan Patterson Said to Have Been
Present When Revolver Was
NEW YORK. June 9. In his Investiga
tion of the mysterious death of "Caesar"
Young, the bookmaker and turfman who
was fatally shot while riding In a cab with
Mrs. Nan Patterson last Saturday, Assist
ant District Attorney Rand today had a
Ions consultation with the widow of the
dead mnn. Mrs. Young, who has been stay
ing at New Rochelle since her husband's
death, went to the district attorney's office
today accompanied by a woman friend and
John J. Mlllln, who was Young's business
Leaving the district attorney's office the
party, which hnd been Joined by Dr. Rlg
glns, house physician at Hudson Street hos
pital, who attended Young In the last few
minutes of life after the shooting, went to
the grand Jury room.
It was said today by the polloe that they
have positive evidence that the revolver
with which Young was killed was bought
from a pawnbroker on Friday last, the day
before the tragedy, by a man who waa ac
companied by a woman. It was understood
that the pawnbroker haa seen Mrs. Patter
son and hnt Identified her aa the woman
who was with the purchaser of the re
volver. ANXIOUS TO SETTLE STRIKE
Mine Owners, It Is Said, Wllllns; to
Make Concessions and Meet
las; Is Talked.
TRINIDAD. Colo., June 8.-A delegate
meeting of all the locals In district No. It,
United Mine Workers of America, embrac
ing Colorado. Wyoming, Utah and New
Mexico, has been called for June 20 at
Pueblo to discuss the existing coal strike
and decide whether or not the fight shall be
The decision to call a delegate meeting
waa reached at a meeting of the national
organisers tow In the district and the dis
trict officers. The Impression prevails in
some circles that ths operators have agreed
to make a number of concessions if tha
miners will put as and to iUt trufSle -
MARINES LAND AT TANGIER
Unuaad They Guard tha Bern of Wifa
of Belgian Miniiter.
SULTAN GRANTING DEMANDS OF BANDIT
Work Proceeding Slowly So ns Not to
tnduly Excite Inhabitants
and Show Weakness
TANGIER, June 9. The American consul
hss sent two unarmed marines to the resi
dence of Countess de Bulsserat (formerly
a Miss Story of New York), wife of the
Belgian minister. The countess is living
In an Isolated house, and as the count, her
husband. Is at Fes, the marines were sent
to her house aa a precautionary measure.
These are the only American marines
The sultan's troops at Tangier have re
ceived orders to proceed to Fes. Thus an
other of Ralsull's conditions have been
granted. The sultan apparently is grant
ing the bandit chiefs demands piecemeal
ao as not to unduly excite the Moors or
emphasise his humllltatlng position.
Letters received from Perdlcnrls, the kid
naped American, aay he Is suffering from
sickness and a doctor of the United States
cruiser Baltimore is under orders to pro
ceed to see him. Negotiations for a safe
oonduct are proceeding.
- The negotiations for the release of the
captives are progressing slowly.
The United States consul general, Mr.
Gummere, says he doubts whether Ralsull
will give a safe conduct to the doctor of
the Baltimore, to go and return. If he goes
h3 will be accompanied by the ahereeft of
Wax an only.
The situation remains unchanged here and
in the outskirts of Tangier. The new pasha
has been received favorably.
It is rumored at Fea that the French
government has proposed to the sultan to
adopt measures to assure the police se
curity for the population at Tangier.
Admiral Chadwlclx Reports.
WASHINGTON, ' June 9.-The Navy de
partment received the following cablegram
from Admiral Chadwtck, dated Tangier,
June i: - ...
The minister of foreign affair has. in
structions from Fea, Morocco, acceding to
all demands of. Ralsull.
Thla is supposed to refer to the Moroc
coan minister of foreign affairs who has
received his instructions from the suftan of
Another cablegram, received from Ad
miral Chadwtck, dated Tangier,, today,
In explanation of the cablegram of yes
terday afternoon relating to landing of
marines the Belgian minister la absent.
His wife is the daughter of General Story
of New York. The house is isolated.
Hay Instructs Conanl Gummere.
Secretary Hay - cabled Consul .General
Gummere at Tangier Instructions for deal
ing with the brigand Ralsull, the point of
which Is a positive Injunction to refrain
from committing the United States govern
ment' to any guaranty of immunity for the
brigands or In any way to take any action
that would amount to the recognition of
the right ( hrlirsmdaKa and 'UarsMrm.ll In
Morocco.; This attitude will be adhered to
regardless of consequences to Perdlcaris,
A cablegram received at the State depart
ment late thla afternoon "from Consul Gen
eral Gummere at Tangier dated today states
that negotiations for the release of Perdl
carls and Vaxley are still In progress, but
that the sultan's reply to Ralsull's demands
aa to ransom have . not yet reached the
PARIS, June 9. Information reaching the
Foreign office leads the officials to believe
that Messrs. jrerdloaris and Varley will be
released during the next few days, as the
negotiations 'are tending toward a satis
FRANCE IN EARNEST WITH TURKEY
Foreiarn Minister Serves Notice Regarding-
Outrages la Armenia.
PARIS, June 9. Foreign Minister Del
casse made a statement In the Chamber
of Deputies today giving a summary of the
official investigation Into the atrocities in
Armenia. The question came up on the
request of a socialist deputy that France
make a ' naval demonstration against
Turkey In order to stop the Armenian
persecutions. M. Delcasse said Tie received
on Monday a report from the French am
bassador at Constantinople giving the re
sult of the Investigation of the French
consul sent Into the ' Sassoun district. It
showed there had been a number of bloody
combats, and villages had been captured
by the troops and destroyed. But It was
Impossible to estimate even approximately
the number of villages destroyed or the
number of people killed. Some accounts
say twenty-five villages and others say fif
teen villages were destroyed. There was
no doubt the uprising resulted In killing
of many rebels and also in the death of
many peaceful peasants. But the presence
of the French, Russian and British con
suls was beginning to restore confidence.
The facts In the case had been exagger
ated, but they were none the less deplora
ble. The porte maintains In Armenia an
administration of such character that In
surrection is the only recourse for the pop
ulation. Continuing, M. Delcasse said: "I have in
formed the porte that the time for repres
sion Is over and that it must beware of
what responsibility it Incurs. The French
government will not cease to do Its whole
WANTS UNITED STATES TO ASSIST
Sir Charles DHko Thinks This Country
Should Mix In Congo A Ha Us.
LONDON, June 9. During the discussion
of the" Foreign office estimates in the
House of Commons today Sir Charles Dllke
(advanced radical) raised the question of
the administration of, the Congo state. He
discussed the report of Roger Casement,
British consul In the Congo state, and ad
vocated an appeal to the United States to
act with Great Britain In the matter, point
ing 'out that the United States was respon
sible for the creation of tha Congo Free
state and saying he believed such a co
operation would be pregnant with good
results. Sir Charles .asked if. In the face
of facts admitted by tha Belgian, govern
ment, the time had not come to "sweep
away all the difficulties and force the gov
ernment to act by stronger measures than
mere words and dispatches with reference
to this horrible scandal."
Other speakers supported Sir Charlea'
suggestion to appeal to the United States.
Travis Out of the Game.
LONDON, June 9 Walter J. Travis, tha
American champion, dropped out of the
open golf championship contest at Sand
wich after today's round, under the rule
whereby players with a score of twenty
behind the leader are eliminated. Travis
soore todsy wss $8 and yesterday 88, a
total of iy. Thomson (professional), yester
day's loader, Is sUU ahead with a total of
1U. ' -
LEVI Z. LETTER t IS DEAD
Chicago Capitalist, Father of Lady
Curson, Passes Away at
BAR HARBOR, Me., June 9. Levi Z.
Letter of Chicago died of heart failure to
day at the Vanderbllt cottage here, which
the Letters had taken for the summer. Mr.
Letter hsd not been well for a long time,
but up to yenterday he waa able to take
his usual drive. A weakness of the heart
developed shortly after midnight and death
occurred at a. m. Mrs. Letter and
two daughters were by the bedside at the
Mr. Letter waa 70 years old. He waa the
father of Lady Curson of Kedieston, wife
of the viceroy and governor general of
India, of Miss Daisy Letter, whose beauty
has been the subject of note In English
court circles, and of Joseph W. Letter,
speculator and Investor.
As soon as It appeared that Mr. Letter
was seriously HI messages were sent to
the son and today other members of the
family were notified of the death. It was
stated today at the . Letter cottage that
pending the arrival of Joseph Lelter the
time of the funeral would not be settled.
It had been decided that the service would
be held In Washington, D. C.
The Letters are well known here. They
have been among the summer residents
for a number of years.
The drive taken yesterday by Mr. Lelter
covered a distance of about twelve miles.
Mrs. Lelter accompanied him and remarked
on his good spirits! He spent the evening
walking about the estate. The attack which
seized him during the night was similar
to others which ha had experienced and for
which he kept remedies prescribed by his
physician constantly on hand. Mrs. Lelter
did not consider the trouble serious and ad
ministered the Usual medicine, but when
the remedy failed to have the desired ef
fect the daughters ware summoned and a
doctor waa sent for. Meanwhl'e repeated
doses of the restorative brought no re
sponse on the part of the patient and be
fore the doctor arrived Mr. Lelter was
CHICAGO, June 9 Levi Z. Lelter was
one of the most prominent of the pioneer
merchants of Chicago. He began his ca
reer in this city in 1S55 as an employe of
tha dry goods firm of Cooley, Wadsworth
& Co., later becoming a partner In the
firm. In 1SGS Lelter and Marshall Field
bought tha controlling Interest in the dry
goods business of Potter Palmer, the firm
becoming one of the most prominent In the
west. Letter- retired from the dry : goods
business In 1881,: since which time he has
devoted much of his attention to the Im
provement and -management of his exten
sive business properties' and corporation
Interests. - ';
PREPARING; FOR .CONVENTION
Republican . Leaders at ' Cfclcaaro
' Making; Ready for the Big
; Gathering;. ......
CHICAGO, June 9. Interest is . crowing
In the . republican, national convention,
which assembles 'sere a week from Mon
day next. RepablfosTt leaders already, here
are arranging- the taMans for the 'conven
tion and hava.tbjpgs pretty well under
way. It has been 'to far agreed that Jo
seph M. Cannon, speaker of the house of
representatives, will be permanent chair
man of the convention. Hon. Ellhu Root,
late secretary of war, . will be the tem
porary chairman and will organise the con
vention, - turning the body over to Uncle
Joe all ready to go to work.
Ex-Governor Frank Black of New York
will have the honor of placing President
Roosevelt's name before the convention.
Mr. Roosevelt will not be present when he
Is nominated. Ex-Senator Edward O. Wol
cott of Colorado will place Senator Fair
banks In nomination for the vice presi
dency. This is as far as the nominating
speeches are known. It is agreed by all
that Secretary Cortelyou will be named as
chairman of the national committee. He
has the support of the president and no
opposition to his choice haa been mani
Unless the contests before the committee
on credentials require more time than ex
pected the convention will continue for
three days. The session will probably be
short, of only two or three hours' duration.
The first day will be devoted to the tem
porary organization and the announce
ment of the committees.
Adjournment will then be taken until the
following day, when the committee on cre
dentials will report . and the convention
will be permanently organized. After the
platform framed by the committee on
resolutions Is adopted the convention will
nominate the president. The program con
templates nomination for vice president on
the third day, June 23.
Secretary Elmer Dover of the national
committee has nearly completed the list of
contests. The total Is between twenty-five
and thirty. Contests as to the entire dele
gations came from Wisconsin, Texas, Dela
ware and Louisiana. The majority of the
disputes are from congressional districts,
the south sending a large majority.
STRIKE IS NOT EFFECTIVE
Manna-era of Steamship Lines
Work Is Proceeding aa
NEW YORK, June 9. The strike of the
marine firemen on the coastwise steam
ships, which Is said to have been started
yesterday by the Atlantic Coast Marine
Firemen's union, seemed to csuse a diver
sity of opinion today. While the union
officers sild that 1,000 men are already out
and that boats of the Ward, Porto Rico,
Red D and Mallory lines would be unable
to run, the officials of these lines practically
denied any strike at all. 'The union yes
terday Issued a strike order against nine
coastwise lines. Besides the rour men
tioned, the others were tha Savannah, Old
Dominion, Clyde, Panama and Morgan
At the Red D line about a dozen fire
men are said to have struck yesterday, but
according to Superintendent Dalles, their
places were quickly filled.
The line which the officials aald would
be most seriously crippled at present Is the
Ward line. The officials of that line, how
ever, denied any serious trouble, and at the
offices of the Porto Rloo and the Mallory
lines It was said that ths effect of the
strike order had not been felt.
BOSTON, June 9. The Clyde line and
Merchants and Miners reported todsy that
their business hsd not been delayed as
yet by the strike ordered by the Atlantic.
Coast Firemen's union. The firemen of
the Joy line steamer Dominion struck
about a week ago, but after slight delay
the places of tha men were filled. The
company expected to have new men ready
to take the places of the firemen on the
other Joy line boats running to this port
Up to this forenoon less than thirty fire
men were out la Boston.
READY FOR THE NATAL, DAY
All Plan for Bami-Oentannlal Calibration
Art Entirtly Made,
DEMONSTRATION WILL BE THREE-FOLD
Grand Military and t'lvle Parade, Ex
ercises at Auditorium and Old
Settlers' Reunion at Orphenm
, ' tha Program.
Semi -Centennial Progran,
Weather Psrtly cloudy; showers In north
and east portions.
Military and civlo Parade 2 p. m.
Exercises at Auditorium 3.30 p. m.
Reunion at Orpheum e p. m.
Everything Is In readiness tor the big
semi-centennial celebration of the organi
sation of Nebraska as a territory today,
on which the local committee have been
working for many weeks.
Hon. Henry D. Estabrook. the orator
of the day, arrived In the city yesterday,
accompanied by his wife, and they
will be the guests of Mrs. Estabrook's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Campbell,
for several days. A special committee
which waa to receive Mr. Estabrook failed
to connect and Mr. Estabrook said he was
glad of It because he knew the way about
town himself, having been raised here and
lived here for the greater part of his life.
He made an appointment to Inspect the
Auditorium during the day and to give
suggestions as to the locations and ar
rangements for the speakers.
The celebration planned by the com
mittee will take a three-fold form. A
grand military and cilvc parade, partici
pated In by all the uniformed organiza
tions, the guests of the city and territorial
pioneers, will form to start at i p. m. and
traverse the principal streets of the city.
The parade will be followed by the formal
exercises at the Auditorium at which Dr.
George L. Miller will preside and Innes'
band will contribute the musical numbers.
In the evening at 8 o'clock the old set
tlers' reunion will be held at the Crelghton
Orpheum theater where Judge George B.
Lake will be the presiding officer. The de
tailed program will be as follows:
Military and Civic Parade 2p. m.
FIRST DIVISION. (
Marshal, Captain II. E. Palmer.
Aide, Harry V. Burkley.
' Aide, Clement Chase.
Platoon of Police.
Commanding General Department of Mis
souri and Staff.
Band, Thirtieth U. 8. Infantry,
Staff, Thirtieth U. 8. Infantry.
Battalion. Thirtieth U. S. Infantry.
Military Order Loyal Legion.
- Dodge Light Guards.
Omaha High School Cadets.
Grand Army of the Republic Veterans.
Assistant Marshal, Thomas A. Fry; James
M. Hendrle, Walter S. Jardlne, Fred Mets,
Mel Uhl; Aides, Charles N. Robinson.
Gould Diets, Charles H. Pickens, George
F. West, Luther L. Kountze, Henry J.
Penfold, Charles M. Wllhelm (Board of
Band. Omaha Musical Association.
Mounted Escort, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben.
Quests of Honor (carriages.)
.THIRD DIVISION. .
Assistant Marshal, Charles L. Saunders.--.v
Ajde. C. H. Rlepen.
-' Aiue, James L. Fuxton.
Band, Omaha Musical Association.
. , Shrtners (In uniform rank.)
' Scotlhh Clana (Clan Gordon).
Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Woodmen of the World (uniformed teams.)
Boys of Wooocraft.
W. O. W., Combar.y L, Eleventh Regl-
ment, W. O. W. Guards, Co. Bluffs.
Improved Order of Red Men (In r.-galla )
Ancient Order United Workmen (uniformed
National Letter Carriers Association (uni
Letter Carriers, South Omaha.
South Omaha Cavalry.
- - FOURTH DIVISION, '
" Assistant Marshal. Fred B. Lowe.
Aide. H. T. MeCortnlck.
Aide. O. C. Redlck.
Band, Omaha Musical Association.
Bohemian Turners (uniformed rank.)
Tel Jed Sokol.
Modern Woodmen of America. .
All organizations must be In position and
report, to the marshal of the division to
which they are here assigned at 2 o'clock
The parade will move at 2:15 and those
not in position In time must fall In the
ORDER OF MARCH.
South on Sixteenth to Douglas.
East on Douglas to Tenth street 1 and
south to Farnam.
West on Farnam to Nineteenth and south
East on Harney to Fifteenth and south
Exercises at Auditorium 380 p. m.
Muslo Innes' Band
Prayer Bishop A. L. Williams
Introductory Remarks Hon.
George L. Miller, President of the Day
Official Address Hon.
John H. Mickey, Governor of Nebraska
Commemorative Address Hon.
Henry D. Estabrook, Orator of the Day
Music Innes' Band
OLD SETTLERS' REUNION- P. M.
G. M. Dodge, "The Pacific Railroads."
Edward Rosewater, "Pioneer Journalism."
J. M.. Woolworth, "Bench and Bar of the
G. W. Doane, "Early Legislature and
J. E. Boyd, "Pioneering on the Plains."
Charles F. Manderson, "Itemlscences."
John L. Webster, "Transition from Terri
tory to SUte."
Henry W. Yates, "Early Banks and
E. Wakeley, "First Views and Impres
sions of Nebraska."
Notes of the Celebration.
This afternoon will be a general half
holiday throughout the city. All the big
retail stores, alt the public offices, all the
banks, . railroad ' headquarters, freight
houses and Union Paclfio shops will be
The committee wants tt understood by
all that there are no admission fees or
charges of sny kind for the exercises, either
at the Auditorium or at the Crelghton
Orpheum. The officers and officially In
vited guesis have been Invited as guests
snd a section will be reserved for them at
the Auditorium, but all the other seats
several thousand In number will be free to
the public The official programs will be
diatrlbuted at the Auditorium without
charge. In the evening at the Crelghton
Orpheum all seats will be free, but one
section will be reserved for the territorial
pioneers and Invited guests.
Owing to the Inability of Guy C. Barton
to serve. General Charlea F. Manderson
has been made chairman of the reception
Inaamuch as almost all of the veterana
of the Grand Army of the Republic ars
also territorial pioneers, no place was
designated for the Grand Army of tha Re
public In the parade, but Captain Palmer
has made a place for' those who are will
ing to march at the end of the first division.
Immediately after ths high school csdets.
The vstersns will form at Sixteenth snd
California. Ths commander of U. S. Grant
post has Issued a special call for his mem
bers to he present.
Report at City Hall.
All officials and Invited guests will report
at the city hall at 1:15 p. m. to members
of the reception committee, who will pro
vide them with carriages In which they will
participate In the parade. This Includes all
the vice presidents of the celebration and
ths men and women who were residents of
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NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Partly Cloudy Frldayi Showers In
North and East Portions! Warmer In
West Portion. Saturday Fair.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
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RUSSIANS TAKING OFFENSIVE
Advancing; Alonar Railway and Are In
Semt-Clrcle Around Fesg
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.)
LONDON, June 10. (New York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.)
A special dispatch to the Dally Mall from
Fu Sou says that the Russians, who are
apparently taking the offensive, have
reached Sul Ling and are advancing along
the railway to Slamatsze. They are being
The Russians are now In a half circle
around Feng Wang Cheng, from Slamatsze
to Liao Yang, a soreen of Cossacks cover
ing their front. The northeast roads and
passes are strongly held.
CHINESE HELP THE JAPANESE
Desert from Their Own Army to Flht
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.)
TIEN TSIN, June 9 (New York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.)
From tha Ku Pel Kou toward Ping
Chuan the crops are good and the people
are quiet, in the ring unuan district
proper, though the . crops are poor and
prices high, the district is overrun with
soldiers, who are living on the people, who
are restless. The soldiers are baoiy
equipped, lack ammunition and have no
money. . They are utterly lacking in con
fidence In the Chinese officers and desert
to the Japanese at the first opportunity so
as not to fight Russia under Chinese com
mand. From Ping Chuan to Chan Yang the
crops are bad owing to too much rain. The
people are suffering. There la absolutely
no .traffic and whole villages and hamlets
are deserted save by the soldiers and are
falling into ruins. At Chan Yang are 1,230
Infantry and 700 cavalry. Theso are divided
Into forty squads, occupying as many sta
tions. The soldiers lack ammunition and
equipment. Throughout the Chao Yang
district the people are restless from con
stant friction with the soldiers. There are
many Japanese in Uie region fomenting ag
itation and enlisting the former robbers.
From Choo Yang to Kin Chou the crops
are fair, but, being nearer the war dis
trict, the people are more restless. There
are many Japanese hereabouts and much
Japanese money Is In evidence. The distri
bution of General Ma's troops is as follows:
Ku Pel You, 1.500; Ping Chuan, J. 600; Chlen
Chang, 1,000; on the road to Chak Yang and
Kino How, 1,000, and at Yang, 2,000, Thesa
troops, -arar scattered over 150 miles.
General Ma baa outside the wall 2,000
cavalry and 6,000 infantry, and 600 more
are. scattered along the railroad. . All these
are badly equipped and totally unreliable.
They distrust their officers and are strongly
pro-Japanese. Many Japanese officers are
in the region enlisting the Chinese as truer
rllas. JAPS SWEEP COAST WITH BOMBS
Troops Concentrating; Southward,
According; to Official Report.
ST. ' PETERSBURG, June 9. The em
peror has received this report from General
Kouropatkln, dated June 8:
A Japanese squadron of six vessels which
wns later reinforced by eleven others ap
peared on the west coast of Liao Tung pe
ninsula June 7 in the afternoon, ttix of
the ships were of the first class, the others
of the second and third class and torpedo
boats. The squadron cruised In sections,
bombarding various points east o' Knl
Chan and Senyuchen, directing their fire
on our posis ana puirois wherever thesj
The squadron censed firing nt 7 p. m. nnd
steamed away southward. Our losses are
none, nor did we suffer any material dam
age. Blx ships reappeared south of Kwan
Tela Tung and lowered boats. Six other
ships bombarded the coast near Senyuchen
and the town Itself, but there was no land
ing. Japanese troops are concentrating south
ward with a front extending more than
ten miles from Pulantlen to pass Fan
Tsla Ttlng In the valley of Tassakho.
A Japanese force of two companies of In
fantry and a squadron of cavalry advanced
June 7 northward from Feng Wang Cheng
into the Ta Fame Hung. district, driving in
the Cossack outposts. A detachment of
Chasseurs and a company of infantry hast
ened from Uallndi to aid the Cossacks. The
Japanese abandoned their attack, having
lost one officer and a noncommissioned o fil
ter captured, nnd several men killed. We
had ao casualties.
Outposts of Cossacks on the main Lino
YAng road were driven in June 7, but re
inforcements forced the Japanese to retire.
Our loss during the fighting, which lasted
until 7 p. m. wns Captain Llatchkn and
two soldiers killed and five soldiers
FEAR OF CHINESE IS INCREASING
Russia Makes Evasive Reply to Note
, ST. PETERSBURG. June 9. Russia has
nswered the communication of China call
ing attention to the Interference of the
Russian military authorities with the na
tives of villages In Manchuria on ti e
suggested In these dispatches June 6, ask
ing for specific Instances.
Recent Russian advices regarding the
agitation among the Chinese are more dis
quieting. This is the rase with the news
from Kwan Tung, province, where, it Is
pointed out, the Boxer rebellion of 1900 was
started at about this time of the year.
It was announced from St. Petersburg
June t that the Russian government
claimed that the natives were not molested
except where they aided or abetted Chi
WANTS CHINESE TO PAY INDEMNITY
Slstear of Correspondent Etsel Will
Pile Claim for (UMKOttO.
' DENVER, June .-Mrs. Mary Dtzel,
mother of Lewis Etzel of Denver, the war
correspondent who was killed by Chinese
soldiers, will file a claim against the Chi
nese government for (30,00ft damages.
The case has been put In the hands of at
torney who will seek the aid of the State
department at Washington In enforcing the
claim. Mrs. Etsel and Miss Anna Etsel,
the mother and sister of the young man,
have received a telegram from Francis B.
Loomis, acting secretary of state at Wash
ington, stating that tha consul at New
Cliwsng haa been Instructed to arrange for
the transportation ef ths body to this
Denies Story of Explosion.
ST. PETERSBURG, June . The admi
ralty authorises a denial of the report, pub
lished In Paris from Bebsstopol, that a
serious explosion has occurred on board
tha Russian cruiser Smolensk.
UNDER HEAVY FIRE
Big- Attack at Port Arthur Begins from
Land and & and it Baging ritrealy.
OPERATIONS BEGAN YESTERDAY MORNING
Oha Foo Dispatch Baft Banian Foroai
Hat Drawn Bainforotminti from Daliy.
ST. PETERSBURG IN FEVERISH SUSPENSE
Indiffaranoa Waan Away and Crowds Wait
to Hair Fata af Garriion,
JAPS MAKE FIERCE ATTACK ON SAIMATSZE
Russians Los One Hundred Men and
"Rlre Slowly Owing; ta the Su
perior Xanken" mt tha
INDIANAPOLIS, June . A special cablv
received by tha Indlanapolla Newa from ita
staff war correspondent at Che Foo, dated
June 8, says:
The long-contemplated attack by the
Japanese on Port Arthur began early this
The Russian forces around the be
leaguered city were reinforced by the troope
which had garrisoned at Datny and Kin
The Russian vessels In the harbor with
their great guns aided the land forces In
repelling the attack. The fighting still
St. Petersburg- la In Suspense.
ST. PETERSBURG, June . Among tha
rumors that fill the city tonight la one on
better authority than the average that
General Kouropatkln la himself moving
southward from Liao Yane;. It Is not pos
sible to authoritatively oonftrm the report.
The public takes hold eagerly of every
scrap of Information or misinformation
concerning events in the far east.
Everyone is alert for official newa of a
serious attack on Port Arthur, which It ta
felt cannot be long delayed. St. Petersburg
Is displaying more Interest In the fate of
Port Arthur than any event since the first
In spite of the calm with which the au
thorities a month ago aald that Port Ar
thur would probably fall or be abandoned
In the course of the campaign, Russians
find It hard now that the event haa be
come an Imminent possibility, to assume an
Indifferent attitude toward ths garrison now
fighting In isolation. Tha public ta show
ing a sentimental Interest In the retention
of the fortress entirely Independent of its
rsal strategic value. (
Except for a brief message of mysterious
origin from Rear Admiral Wlthoft, both
the people and the official world are quite
In the dark concerning events In southern
Liao Tung. Every foreign - dispatch Is
studied, enlarged, distorted and verbally
transmitted. Crowds larger than usual are
before the bulletin boards. They have been
standing for. houra waiting for the. latest
-Information, commenting animatedly on
the significance of such message. The feel
ing continually voiced Is for definite, newi
to allay the suspense. V " ' i :- .,
General Kouropatkln telegraphs to th
emperor under data of June 8:
"A Japanese brigade attacked a Russtaa
detachment occupying Salmatze on June 7.
Tha Russians retired slowly because of tha
enemy's great superiority, toward Fanohu
"Our losses were two officers and 100 sol
diers V.llled or wounded."
rind Sunken Vessels.
TOKIO, June 9. Official reports ahow
that the first section of Talienwan bay haa
been completely cleared Tit mines. Sixty
two have been found and exploded by the
force under Admiral Kataoka. Two Rus
sian ships were found under water about
1,200 yards west of Sanehan Island, one of
which is believed to be the cruiser Boyarin.
Other sunken vessels have also been found
southweht of the same Island.
Admiral Togo reports , that on the night
of June 7 he sent eight small torpedo boats
from the battleships of hia squadron to
make a reconnoissance off Port Arthur.
The boats went far tnelde the heads and
were exposed to the Russian fire. One
sailor and one petty officer were killed in
the operation, but the boats escaped un
damaged. Admiral Kataoka reports that
on June 6 he landed men on San Shen and
Taku islands In Talienwan boy for tha pur
pose of making a reconnolssance. They
found many of the buildings there were
only partially destroyed. In the hospitals
some supplies were slso found.
JAPAN HAS DIFF1CI.LT PROBLEM
Mast Dominate Cores and Maintain
Fiction of Independence.
SEOUL, June 8. (Delayed in Transmis
sion.) M. Hayashl, the Japanese minister
to Corea, who Is leaving this country
shortly for Japan, summed up the Corean
situation as follows:
Up to ths present I have attained my
mum object, that of keeping the Corea na
quiet. From time to time I have made
suggestions regarding- our future course
here. To be successful we must hate in
trol, which Is only obtainable when Oi-e
is the .weight of dominant power bao.ng
advice given. The lack of this will reaoer
the services of any foreign adviser uxeiess.
Heretofore there has Leon no dotlr.ltlon of
Imperial and mlnutteritl functions. There
must be a government, and pal.'ice In
trigues must end. The uelei army of
Corea must be reduced, the onVI: must ,
be paid a living wujte and BQue:l'ig must
be stopped. When complaints are enter
tained and acted upon extortion wilt .;ease.
There must be education of the tjiper
sort. The majority of the C'nroar.4 ho
speak foreign languages and hav L-cv ed
ucated abroad are absolute!) rllhint ad
ministrative ability and stand for little,
save speculation. The educational reform
will take many years. It Is also nacosary
to formulate comparative mining tenuis,
tlons to avoid friction between Amer.can,
British. Japan and other foreign capital
ists. The Coresn government must b com
pletely submissive to Intelligent stipnils'.oa
and must le backed by force sofft-riHiit tj
preclude repudiation of its administration.
Thus the Corean government Would be
effectually dominated hy such Influenre.
Japsn Is confronted hy a most difficult
firoblem to-malntoln the friction of Coiia
n the balance while practically establish
ing a protectorate, and yet avoid asmimlnf
the responsibilities of a governing power.
CONDITION OP COREAN RAILROAD
rnlted States Consul Travels Over
lew Line from Seoul.
SEOUL, June 8. (Delayed in Transmis
sion.) The Associated Press correspondent
has Just accompanied United States Consul
Morgan and secretaries on a seventy-two-mile
run over the Ceoul-Fusan railroad.
For a distance of twenty-two miles from
Tong Tong to Po Suwon there ta a regular
dally passenger service, but for forty-five
miles further to Shun Wl only construction
trains run after the first ten miles. This
distance Is practically completed. Beyond
that were found bridges four to six, of
sixty-foot spans, with only their piers fin
ished and In msny esses merely coffer
dams constructed preparatory to laying
masonry work. Tha Una at these points
leaves tha embankment and crosses tarn-
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