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The Omaha Daily Bee
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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOHNINO, At GUST 2, 1905 TEX PAGES.
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OPERATORS ARE OUT
TelegTapten en Great Northern and North
ern Pacific Ordered to Strike.
OVER TWO THOUSAND MEN AFFECTED '
Company and Eroplojei' Organization
Unable to Make Terms.
STATEMENT BY OFFICIALS OF RAILWAY
They 8ay that er Eighty Per Cent of
the M e Satisfied.
t .an Haa Failed the
Only ",K0 Per
ir l.tKM) Men.
ear Only C
ST. PA VI Minn.. Aug. 1. All the tele
graph operators of the Great Northern and
Northe-n Pacific systems were ordered out
tonight at 11 o'clock by President Perham
Of the Order of Railway Telegraphers. Ac
cording to the officials of the telegraphers'
union between 1,'JUO and 2.000 men will be
affected by the orrtr. President Perham
declaes that by 12 O'clock tomorrow S5 per
re-it of the operators will be out. The rall
wy ofllclals maintain that they will be
able to tHI the places of most of the men
and that tliey will puffer nothing more
than a temporary- Inconvenience by the
Differences between the Oreat Northern
Railroad company and Its telegraphers
reached a climax today, when nearly all
telegrapher! on the Wllmar, Fergus Kalis
and Breckenridge divisions of the road
quit their places. The men claim it Is a
lockout on the part of the roaj because
they will not accept the terms ofTered
them. The company claims that 60 per
cent of the men are satisfied.
In a circular to Its employes the com
pany proposes a schedule of wages which
it claims gives an Increase to the men
amounting to $20,000 annually. The men, on
. the other hand, claim this increase amounts
to r.l 7,0n0 or $s,0UO annually for about
The men were asked In the circular to
decide whethn they wished to continue
In the company's service and be governed
f iby Its new rules and regulations. When the
men refused to Accent this nrODORltlon thev
claim they were ct once discharged.
Statement by tue I'ertirs.
.President perham of the Railway Teleg
raphers' union said today:
But one marl baa failed us. Elsewhere
' they have gone out uiutornily. '1 ue super-Utv.r-li-nia
nave not called on operators or
t,.'.d In the Twin elites or any of the
11 K station. 1 want to inane It clear
!. this is not a strike, but It Is a lockout.
?f tk mp"1 Issued by the Ureal North-
'.ij u, tays In part:
i ol 11 h j oolnts at Usue between the
' k.pi- alui 'lie company have been satlsfac-
) adjusted, vwtn on exception. This
li f. rule governing the payment ot over
, llmi a sreoat rstes tor Sunday work.
. la View ot ire tact mat it has been lm
possiM"tor the oftlovrs of the company
rod (iiembtrs of the telegraphers' commit
. e tc-reconcile lhk,ltnr;nc.e. It was de
cided 'jo prepare a. schedule of rules md
rams, whicn. with only this exception, em
bodied concessions mario to the company.
Copies of the new schedule and a list
of ine new rates of pay have been sent
out to the vaiious divisions, the men on
the .Ine being requested to signify their In
tentions at to acceptance without t lie con
currence of the telegraphers' committee.
The canvass of the telegraphers On the
system so far niili Indicates that approx
imately SO per cent of the telegraphers on
the line are entirely satisfied with the new
rules and rates. It Is expected that there
will be no difficulty In maintaining a reg
ular and satisfactory traffic over the com
Lock on t on Northern Pacific.
Shortly before noon today General Man
ager Horn of the Northern Pacific sent an
order to all telegraph operators employed
by the system from St. Paul to the coast
hat they could accept the terms of setlle-
nent of the wage question offered by the
company or they could leave the service.
Just how many men refused to accept the
company a terms la not yet known. After
hAvIng Issued the ultimatum to the men
Mr. Horn gave out the following statement:
Mr. Perham, president of the order ot
railroad telegraphers, this morning advised
me that he Intends to go the limit both
with the Great Northern and Northern Pa
cific railways Just as soon as he thinks
such a course necessary.
The Northern Pacific started a lockout ot
Its telegraphers because of a strike vote
taken on May 27. Strike Instructions were
Issued July 6, and these with the vote are
rill hflntflim ni-ui' i 1 honil in .nil. . . 4 l.
i fact that during several weeks' negotiations
the points of difference have been pretty
generally cleaned up, except the Sunday
rule and raise of minimum. The Sunday
ml demanded Is different from any in the
Vnlied Slates and would add to the pay roll
of the telegruphers about $100,000 per year.
, The company s rate of pay is not exceeded,
but on the other hand Is considerably
higher than on most of the roads In the
vauie territory It has made liberal In
creases to Ha telegraphers during the past
As compared with 1900. the sum positions
that existed In that year ure palng In
IS $Uu,tvi additional. These rates apply only
to the positions in Ifc which were in ex
istence five years ago. There is also In
existence over 2) more positions than ex
isted In lSUO. These, of course, take the
lis higher rates. Comparing the p posi
tions with these of lHnO an a whole the tele
graphers are receiving an Increase of an
nual pay amounting to r.ot less than I160..k".
The tncreaaea made May 1 and those
agreed Upon at the recent conferences loot
up about tJO.mti over and above the Income
paid prior to May 1 of this ear.
The Impracticable rules and exorbitant
demands made by the committee In the first
proposition and repealed In their proposi
tion of July 2' are considered conclusive
proof that at no time has It been the Inten
tion of the operators te make concessions
which would enable tha company to make
a satisfactory settlement. before actual
negotiations were commenced they had
full.' decided to call a amke. l-ast Friday
when we concluded negotiations they were
it'll hanging over our heads.
The road was In this position. Mr. Per
ham or his committee could Inaugurate a
Hike of our telegraphers any tune they
saw fit. They would neither accept nor
reject tha company's proposition. This un
certainty the company couhj not put up
with atul as a result a tuckout was Inau
Will lie Spokane Division.
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. l.-A. Beamer,
superintendent ot the Idaho division of the
Northern Pacific, has left for tha coast to
get tha decision of the telegraphers regard
trig tha ultimatum of Manager Horn. To
morrow ha will close all offices where tha
men remain In tha union. Tha union Is
strong on this division, and It Is claimed
a general tleup will rrsult.
P)aelag Nonunion Operators.
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 1. Division Su
perintendent A I bee of the Northern Pacific
left Tacoma this morning In his private
car. In which were a number of nonunion
operatcra. At each station between Tacoma
and Portland Superintendent Albea asked
tha operators to sign an agreement that
they would not go on atrlke, tM remain
faithful to the company under all condi
tions. It Is reported that new operators
were placed at South Tacoma. Bucoda,
Tenlno ar.d other points between Tacoma
and Centralis. Tha operator at Lake View
refused to sign tha agreement and tha
wires wra cut out.
KEEP TIMBERFOR SETTLERS
(ioifrnmfiil lute lillahea a Xew
Rfifrir la snnlh
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHIWiTOV A i, ir 1 ,Bti,ll Tel..
gram. ) Another forest reserve lias Just
i been proclaimed In the western part of
Harding. Bntte county, B. D.. under name
Short Pine forest reserve. It consists of two
small hill areas containing an aggregate
acreage of ahout 18,000 acres, lying west of
the Slim Buttes forest reserve. The two
areas are separated by a stretch of prairie
land about 'five miles wide, kttown as
Flfasnqt Valley. These hills constitute the
only present and probably only future
ourco of fuel supply for numerous settlers
occupying the surrounding fertile prairie
lands, who were attracted to Hie region
largely on account of the presence of the
accessible timber on these hills. The local
ity Is the most advantageous in that sec
tion of the state for a forest reserve, the
stand of timber being generally fair and
In places dense, with conditions unusually
favorable to reproduction. The permanent
reservation of the two tracts by protecting
the timber and regulating Its use, will re
sult In great benefit to the settlers of the
surrounding region. Stockmen, also who
use the grazing land In this locality will
be protected In the better and more per
manent use of the range, as the forest re
serve regulations will guard against In
Jury to the. range through over grazing,
while allowing full utilization t the forage
Rural free delivery route No. 5 has been
established October 2. at Columbus. Platte
county. Nebraska, serving 372 people and
Rural carriers appointed for South Da
kota routes: Colton, route 2; Holden Brown,
carrier; Adolph Brown, substitute. Dell
Rapids, route 6; Nets Thompson, carrier;
Arew Henderson, substitute; route ;
Louis X. 8ather, carrier; Earl Standemaus,
CATHOLIC FORESTERS MEET
Largest Fraternal Insurance Society
of C'hnrch Is In Session
BOBTON. Aug. 1. The seventeenth bien
nial convention of the Catholic Order of For
esters was opened here today and will
continue until Friday. This order Is the
largest Catholic fraternal Insurance so
ciety In the country, having about 117,000
members. Contests for various officers,
particularly for that of high medical ex
aminer, for which there were four candi
dates, made the annual election of unusual
The delegates assembled at Faneull hall
today and marched to St. Stephen's Ro
man Catholic church, where a solemn high
mass was celebrated. Afterward the mem
bers returned to Faneull hall, where the
convention was called to order by Thomas
H. Cannon of Chicago, the high chief
Greetings to the convention were ex
tended by Lieutenant Governor Curtis
Guild. Jr.. representing the commonwealth.
Congressman John A. Sullivan and Chair
man Daniel Whelton of the Board of Al
dermen. Tonlghfa session of the convention was
orcurled with the discussion of number
of minor constitutional amendments. The
election ot officers will take place tomor
row after which the question of the ex
clusion of liquor dealers from membership
. .v.. rHr will he taken up. It is ex-
nected that this matter will be the sub
ject ot extended debate.
GUNBOAT SHORT OF OFFICERS
Condition on the Bennington that
Mr Acconnt In Pnrt for
the F.sploslon. .
a am nTFC.O. Cal.. Aug. 1 The naval
court of inquiry which Is hearing evidence
In the disaster to the gunboat Bennington
reumed Its sessions today behind closed
doors. None but witnesses are admitted to
the meetings and no disclosures of the pro
ceedings will be made until the final report
Is formulated, and then probably only
after transmission to Washington. It Is
understood that a portion of this report
will deal with the auegea snorvs i
cers on the Bennington, to which referem e
A Viiinv In s letter
was made Dy ioiniiiinin """"
to Admiral Goodrich three days before the
explosion. In which he aald he had on the
gunboat only four duty officers, young anil
inexperienced, "which is likely to destroy
.h fine record we have made for this ves
sel, and to keep up the standard must have
two more experienced officers."
All of the Injured sailors remaining yes-
terday at Agnew sanitarium have been re-
moved to tne oarracus m"I"'".
there are fifty-three of the Bennington a
I ( n n i m -.111 uHnill
men. Those wnone ruuumuii
are Seaman Muehler and Sullivan Dr.
Brown. surgeon of tha Chicago, has been
assigned to the barracks hospital and Dr.
W. 8. Horn of. the cruiser Marhlehead haa
reported for duty on the flagship.
ZEIGLER WILL CASE SETTLED
Widow Is GlTen Cash br Adopted
Son t Len
NEW TORK. Aug l.-By a payment of
t2.5o0.000 to the widow of the lata William
Zelgler, the Zelgler will contest waa settled
Justice Glegrloh In the supreme court
signed an order authorizing justice uay-
nor. executor of the estate, to pay S. Ma-
tilda Zelgler fl.lM.OuO In cash and 6.UX)
shares of Royal Baking Powder company
stock, valued at $1,300.). William Zelgler.
the M-year-old adopted son of the testator,
consented to the settlement, which Is a re
lease of all Mrs. Zebjler's dower rights and
other claims against the estate ot William
The will, the validity of which this suit
was a test, left to Mrs. Zelgler the use of
the city and country houses of her husband
and an Income of laj.ouu a year, ine re-
malnder of the estate waa given to the !
adopted son. Mr. Zelgler left real estate
- fi f.rt lrfl unrl iwrinnal nrnn. rt V
tliuru m fc - -" "-" r - e - - j
estimated at t24.OuO.Out) In New York state
and also about ii0.0u0 In the states of New
Jersey and Connecticut.
STOPS DIGGING AT PANAMA
Work on Canal Will Be Suspended
Pending Better Prepara
tion tor Work.
NEW YORK. Aug. L The executive com
mittee of the Isthmian Canal commission
haa about decided to suspend sny at
tempt at digging the canal until better
prepared for the work, cables the Herald a
correspondent at Panama. Tha present
sanitation will be replaced by vlgoroua re
forms Chief Engineer Stevens will live at Cule
tra or A&ooa.
ANDREWS' BODY IS RIVER
Found Ledged Against Log Near Place
Where Ee Wai Lait Seen Alire.
HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE FRIDAY NIGHT
Search Had Been Conducted Igor
ouslr by a Large timber of Men
for Four Days and Blood
hounds Were Also feed.
FLATTSMOVTH. Neb., Aug. l.-t Special
Telegram ) The lifeless body of Isaac R.
Andrews, the missing Omaha attorney for
whom search has been In progress for four
days, was found lodged against a log In the
Platte river at Cedar Creek, about 8 o'clock
this evening. The discovery was made by
John Duvis, who was searching along the
river near the place where Andrews was
last seen alive.
The matter was at once reported to
Coiinty Attorney Rawls who ordered the
body taken from the river and left Intact
until Coroner Boeck can reach the scene.
A close Inspection of the "' M n
been made but there were noV' It n
cations to point to foul play. -lli" watch
was found In one of his vest pockets""-
Attorney Brome of Omaha arrived late
this evening and will assist the coroner
and the county attorney at the Inquest to
morrow. Inaac R, Andrews was born In Bars boo,
Wis., fifty-six years ago. He left home
when quite a young man and went to Clin
ton, la., where he engaged In the practice
of law, having attended college in his na
tive city. Ife remained In Clinton for a
number of years and In the fall of 18S7 he
came to Omaha where he practiced for
two years alone, and In 1RS9 the law firm of
Brome, Andrews ft Shehan was formed.
This firm did a large business for a period
of three years when it was dissolved by
mutual consent In the spring of 1892. Since
then Mr. Andrews has been practicing
alone. Mr. Andrews was a member of the
Elks and was In good standing In all the
If. C. Brome, former partner of Mr.
Andrews, Is perhaps the moat intimately
acquainted with the deceased. Mr. Brome,
In company wl.h H. C. Palmer left late last
night for Plattsmouth, and will take charge
of the body Immediately upon arriving
Mr. Andrews' family consists of hla wife,
Mary Glrard Andrews, president of the
Omaha Woman's clubs, and a son, a boy of
18 years, who has recently been graduated
from the Omaha High school.
Mr. Andrews left hla home In Omaha last
Friday to go to Cedar Creek, In Cass
county, where he was Interested In a gravel
pit. After supper that evening he started
down the railroad track to hunt squirrels
and no one, so far as known, saw him
alive after that. Saturday, Sunday, Mon
day and yesterday the search for him was
kept up, bloodhounds being used In the
effort to pick up the trail. The finding of
the body was the first news from him, bar
ring the report by telephone that he had
been seen at Ashland and Leavltt.
STRIKE STARTS IN COLORADO
Track Men Will olt Work Becanse
Railroad Refnses to Sign v
DENVER. Aug. 1. With the approval of
John T. Wilson, president of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Maintenance of
Railway Employes, an order was sent out
today by the Joint protective board of the
brotherhood on the Denver & Rio Grande
railroad to track and service men on that
road who are members of the brotherhood
to go on strike at 6 o'rlock p. m. August 2.
The strike Is ordered In consequence of
the refusal of the officers of the company
to accept the schedule presented by the
brotherhood or to submit the matters In
question to arbitration. More than 2,000
employes, it Is said, are affected by the
The concessions asked by the trackmen,
which the Denver ft Rio Grande officers
refused to make. Included an Increase of
$10 a month In the wages of section fore
men and of from 35 to 60 cents a day In
the wages of section hands and rulea of
government such as have been given to
er brancheg of 8ervlce- The unlon ha
als demanded that foremen .recently dls
rged because of supposed activity In the
rotherhood, as they allege, be reinstated.
John T. Wilson,, president of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Maintenance of
Way Employes, has come to this city from
St. Louis to take personal charge of the
service. In preparing for the conduct
of the strike 30.000 enniea nf a rlrmiUr n
whlch prnte1 tne correspondence be-
itween Chairman Thomas A. Saunders of
I the grtevance committee and General Mana
ger A. S Rldgway and other officials of
the road have been spread broadcast over
ANOTHER TV1EAT MERGER
Master Batchers' and Meat Dealers'
Associations Agree I pon a Plan
GRAND RAPIDS. Mich., Aug. l.The
necessary steps toward the organization ot a
national union of butchers were taken here
today when the Master Butchers of Amer
les, and the National Meat Dealers' associa
tion each held meetings to wind up their
arrairs. ucn sssoclation voted to disband
Formal organisation of the united assocla-
Hons will follow. W. J. Kllng of Grand
t Rapids was temporary chairman.
The Master Butchers of America and the
National Meat Dealers' association in con
vention here today formally disbanded their
organizations and took steps to form a new
organization embracing the memberships of
both of those disbanded. At a Joint meet
ing a committee on unification reported on
the basis of representation in the new na
tional body, ,one delegate for every luO
members or fraction thereof. This report
was at-cepiea. ine election of offtcrs will
I EMPLOYERS LIFT THE
, ' III
n Teamsters Are Restored to Old
Places la, Former Strike,
CHICAGO. Aug. 1-Police were removed
today from the wagons of many of the
firms that have been strikebound for four
months. Correspondingly many union
drivers were restored to their old dImc.
The Employers'' association, following the
determination of the Lumbermen's assocla-
uon io reinstate union teamsters In a body
had decided to lift the ban placed on all
strikeis tnla week. The action waa taken
despite the fact that the Coal Teamsters'
union had ignored he employers' threat
noj, to rehire any of the sinkers until all
should vote to rail the strike off.
boycott aalnst Cvs big coai couuoies
1 1 aUU ua.
REGISTRATION 13 ORDERLY
People After tlntah Land Are Flock
ing to the Three Healatra.
DENVER, Aug. 1 Advices from Grand
Junction, Colo., and Vernal. Price and
Provo, 1'tah, Indicate that the work of reg
istering applicants for homesteads In the
Vlntah reservation Is proceeding In an or
derly manner. The register station opened
at t o'clock today and will continue for
twelve days. Thousands of people are In
line at the registration places, although
early registration affords no advantage to
, the applicants, as the land will be dis
tributed by a drawing which will begin on
A dispatch from Grand Junction says that
fully B.000 strangers have already arrived
In that city, most of whom Intend to reg
ister. About t.ooo men spent the night In
line nt the Auditorium where the registra
tion is being held The first man In line
was William Wayhack of Ouray, Colo.
Those left in line when registration closes
at 6 o'clock each evening will receive tick
ets entitling them to their places In the
line the next day. Several of the churches
have been converted Into aleeplng apart
ments for strangers In the city.
SALT LAKE. Vtah, Aug. 1 Registra
tion of applicants for land on the Vlntah
reservation was begun at 9 o'clock this
morning, at Provo, Price and Vernal, Vtah.
At Provo, resignations were made at the
Parker school house and the Proctor
academy. Exactly forty-four apollcants
were In line at each place. There was no
disorders. At Price, there were seventeen
registrations In the first fifteen minutes.
and the registrations proceeded quietly and
with no excitement.
The first to register at Provo was Mrs.
Isabel Miller of Elsinore, Vtah. If reason
ably successful she proposes to go on the
reservation and establish a home. She Is
6S years old and a widow. As she emerged
from the booth Commissioner Richards
took a snapshot of her. George Joggers,
70 years old and a civil war veteran, waa
the first In line at the Parker school.
Good order Is being maintained. The sa
loons are open day and night, but there
Is little disturbance. No gambling Is per
HANLEY CHARGED WITH FRAUD
Farmers' Alliance Leader Accnaed of
I'slna; Malls to Sell Stock In
Bonus Ranch Company.
ST. PAVL, Aug. l.-John C. Hanley, pub
lisher of the Alliance Advocate, and well
known throughout the west as a leader In
the Farmers alliance and other political
movements, has been arrested by Vnlted
States Marshall Grlmshaw on a charge of
using the malls in connection with a scheme
The charge Is that In advertising matter
sent through the mall for the purpose of
selling stock in the Consolidated Farm
and Ranch company, Hanley represented
that this company had acquired the prop
erty of the MorAuna Co-operative Ranch
company, now In the hands of a receiver,
which representation la claimed to be false.
His hearing Is aet for 'August 12.
The consolidation company waa organized
a few months ago under tie lawa of South
Dakota with Hanley as president and cap
italized at ISfiO.noo. The gorhment claims
that the new company has practically no
assets and In order to Induce Investors to
buy stock In the new company the pro
moters pretended to have secured the prop
erty of the old company.
The Montana company Is now In the
hands of a receiver and Is claimed to have
assets of only tlR.ooo with an Incumbrance
In the shape of a fl7,000 mortgage. In
some of the literature sent out by Hanley
It Is represented that the property Is worth
The circulars sent out names among the
officers of the Consolidated company A. J.
Wheden of Omaha, secretary; A. H. Inley,
Des Moines, la., as one of the directors.
The name, of A. J. Wheden is not In
the Omaha directory, but there is an A. J.
Whldden, whose business is set down as
MOODY IS AT OYSTER BAY
Attorney General Confers with Presl
den Regarding Grafting- In
OrSTER BAY, L. I.. Aug. 1. Attorney
General William H. Moody arrived here
today. He has been cruising for a week
along the North Atlantic coast in the Dol
Dhln. After he was landed here the Dol-
ohin proceeded to the New York navy yard,
where It will he fitted out for the use of
the Japanese peace envoya. They will make
the trip from Oyster Bay to Portsmouth, lowest bidder, lor i,4 ana u.uz, re
N. H., In the vessel. Attorney General spectlveJy.
Moody drove out to Sagamore Hill. His j Henry V. Plummer and Paul B. Seward
mission here at this time Is to consider ! made a proposition to the city to supply
with the president the cases which have a duplicate tax list for the use of the
been turned over to the Department of Jus- ' comptroller for the year 1906 for $1,250.
tlce from the Agricultural department. I The matter was referred to the legal de-
Inqulries are now being made by the at-
torney general Into the scandals developed : Councilman Huntington reported that for him. James Crane and Harry S. Cun
by the leok In the cotton report and the : after Investigation he found the Mercer I ningham, held for complicity In the robbery.
case of Dr. George T. Moore, who resigned
because of his connection with a nitro-cul-
After the disposal of the president's exe-
cutlve business this morning he and Mr.
Moody had an opportunity to consider un-
Interruptedly the questions which brought
the attorney general to Oyster Bay. They
spent the day about the Sagamore Hill
grounds, taking a horseback ride this after
noon. No statement ahout the results of
their conference was made. The attorney
general ex sects to leave tomorrow morning
for New York, where he will go directly to
SPEAKS FOR WILLIAMSON
Attorney for Oregon Congressman
I'rges Good Repatatlon of Client
as Reason for Acquittal.
PORTLAND. Ore.. Aug. 1 Judge A. 8.
Bennett. In the 1'nlted States court today,
commenced the principal argument for the
defendants Biggs. Gesner and Congressman
Williamson. H. S. Wilson, counsel for the
defense with Judge Bennett, ended Ms argu
ment today which was begun yesterday
Judge Bennett charged that District At
torney Heney was seeking "the big fish."
but not the men big In crime. He asked
why the millionaires who have been al
lowed to steal thousands of aires of the
land were allowed to go
fr nlle mtn on,y !n reputation
' ,n lndlnK among their neighbors were
chosen for prosecution. He alleged that
"Newt Williamson" is the big rich the
government U after and that Biggs and
Gesner were entangled in the net because
they must Le caught to get the other.
Judge Bet. net t showed the former good
character of the defendants and maintained
that this should tx a strong pwlul la Uinv
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Gai Lighting Contract Goes Over for
Another Two Weeki.
COMMITTEE NOT READY TO MAKE REPORT
Expected Flrenorka Already to
Touch Off. but Illumination Is
Postponed In Deference to
President Zlmmaii did not deliver a
speech on gas street lighting at the city
council meeting last night. This was not
N'cause he was not prepared, but owing to
the fact that, contrary to expectations, no
opposition was made to the lighting com
mittee's request for more time to consider
and report on the bids for the service suh
mll'.ed more than a month ago. Vice Ptesl
dent Clabaugh of the gas company has
spent some time at the city hall during the
day und was present at the meeting. It
was anticipated that some of the council
men would Insist on a report of the light
ing committee last night, and If It was not
obtained try to hrve the papers taken out
of the covltt'' hands and acted on. so
as to glv t. jlir ' ompany a new five-
year contract V! per light. As t'-e
lighting ci mn 1 had not chad the ordi
nance prro,T; to make th contract the
time it Is, ,,itld to hold M3fr 'er the law
and rules', there was no hop- .- of forcing
action upon It If the committc did not
surrender It. I
The committee report, signed tiy all three
members, O'Brien, Zlmman ahd Back,
Mated that the matter was of great Im
portance and legal questions were Involved
end for these reasons it asked two weeks'
more time. Councilman Evans Immediately
moved to grant the committee's request
and this was done.
Street Cleaning Apparatus.
Mayor Moores vetoed the resolution pro
posing to buy 5u0 feet of Eureka cotton
Jacket fire hose for street flushing, for the
reason that In his opinion the council had
not treated Street Commissioner Hummell
In a "courteous or businesslike way." He
asked that the council give the street com
missioner the kind of hose he wants and
not cripple the efficiency of the street de
partment through any fight on the mayor.
The council sustained the veto.
It also sustained his veto of a resolution
proposing to advertise for two street flush
ing wagons. The mayor said he had been
Informed that the wagons are not adapted
to cleaning Omaha paving, principally be
cause the sewer system lacks frequent
catch basins to catch the mud and debris.
He recalled the fact that the city had
nought "gold bricks' before, notably In
the "Jumbo street sweeping machine."
which was consigned to the scrap heap In
ninety days, and he announced that he
proposed to act as a "safety valve" whereby
surplus energy In expenditures might he
dissipated by the council.
City Engineer Rosewater, In a communi
cation, declared the, flushing of asphalt
streets harmful to the paving, and asked
the council to take action to stop it. His
letter waa referred to the street committee.
Bids on Paving.
Bids for paving were received as follows,
the Commercial Land company and E. D.
VanCourt bidding on Some of the curbing:
District 740-Twenty-firth street. Dodge to
California. Hugh Murphy, asphalt, class
C. l.'.Oi; brick. 11 79; brick block. 11.81. Bar
ber Asphalt company, asphalt, Ne
braska Bltullthlc company. 12. Charles E
Fanning, brick. 11.72; brick block, 11.76.
District IH Jackson street, Ninth to
Tenth. Hugh Murphy, asphalt, class A,
stone, 12.55: brick, 2u7; brick block,
J2 1)9. Barber, asphalt. 11.90; stone. 13 25.
Nehraska Bltullthlc company, asphalt, 12.20.
Charles E. Fanning, brick, 12.04; stone,
District 838 Davenport, Fortieth to Forty
third. Hugh Murphy, asphalt, class B,
11.91; brick, 12.01; brick block. 12.0S. Barber,
asphalt, 11.H4. Nebraska Bltullthlc com
pany, asphalt, fl.H2.
Dlntrlct SJ7 Da venport. Central boule
vard to Thirty-first. Hugh Murphy, as
phalt, class B. 11. S3; brick. 12.03; brick
block, 12.H6. Barber, asphalt, 11 til. Ne
braska Bltullthlc company, asphalt, 11. S3.
District MS California, Twenty-third to
Twenty-sixth. Hugh Murphy, asphalt,
class D, 11.9S; brick. 11.94: brick block. $1.96.
Barber, asphalt. 11.5M. Nebraska Bltulithio
company, 11. So Charles E. Fanlng, brick,
12.03: brick block, 12.07.
District 8T!S Davenport. Eighteenth to
Twentv-second. Hugh Murphy, asphalt,
clasj D, 12.01; brick. 12.03; brick block. 12 06.
Barber, asphalt. 11.43; stone. 11.55. Ne
braska Bltullthlc company, asphalt, 1189.
District 40 Maple, Twentieth to Twenty
fourth. Hugh Murphy, asphalt, class B,
12.01; brick, 11.96; brick block. 11.98. Barber,
asphalt, 11.64 Nebraska Bltullthlc com
pany, asphalt. 11.88. Charles E. Fanning,
brick, 12.06; brick block, 12 09. E. D. Van
Court, macadam, class B, 54 cents.
Sewer Contracts Let.
A contract for a main sewer on Thirtieth
street, from Burt to Hamilton, waa ordered
i awarded to John F. Daley, the lowest bid
I ber. for 19.481. and contracts for sewers In
j districts 311 and 312 to James Jensen, the
' pond at Forty-third and izara streets a
' nuisance and thought it should be drained,
I Action waa deferred on the matter upon
the advice of the city attorney,
The council ordered all rooms, records,
' documents and papers formerly belonging
to the Board OI r-UDllc norm "u
Advisory board turned over to the city
engineer for his care, use and custody.
At the solicitation of Councilman Nichol
son the city attorney was directed to mall
each improvementVlub a copy of the newly
Correcting Voting Precincts.
An ordinance was Introduced to correct
errors made In the construction of election
precinct lines. An ordinance was Intro
duced ordering asphalt paving on Thirty
seventh street from Farnam to Dodge and
one passed ordering the same on Fortieth
street from Hamilton to Franklin.
The mayor's appointment of James
Cameron on the Board for the Examination
of Plumbers was confirmed.
The council adjourned to Thursday even
ing at 8 o'clock, when consideration of the
tax levy for IS" will be considered. City
Attorney Breen said he had been Informed
that the State Board of Equalization ex
pected to report to the County Roard of
Equalization this week and that the latter
planned to make the levy Monday. Vnder
the new charter the city must certify to
the county board In time for this action,
Including the school taxes. The latter have
been certified to the council by the Board
of Education, being at the rate of 2 pulls
on the dollar of full valuation, or 13 mills
on the one-fifth valuation prescribed by the
City's Cash Arcoant.
Comptroller lA)leck submitted the follow
ing report of r:sh In the hands of the city
treasurer, checked August 1:
cash in drawer $ 13.374 72
Checks for deimsit 10,4i21
lialam.es in hanks, city funds
Continued on Second Faga
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair In Wrt. Showers and Warmer
In Fast Portion Wednesday. Thurs
Temperature at Omaha Yeeterdnji
Hour. Ilea. Ilonr. Hear.
R a. m TO 1 p. tn '-!
a. m TO 2 p. in V.1
T a. m TO a p. in so
si a. m T4 4 p. m T
l a, m Ttt R p. m H-'l
10 a. m TS l p. in TO
11 a. m SO T p. m Tt
13 ra Nl N p. m TO
p. in TO
RIOT IN SOUTH CHICAGO
Mob Attempts to Hracne Man Arrested
by Railroad Detect lies for
CHICAGO. Aug. l.-A riot In which sev
eral hundred people took part occurred to
night In South Chicago. In which three de
tectives employed by the Ijike Shore &
Michigan Southern railway attempted to
arrest Charles B. Frane for riding on a
The detectives. In trying to make the
arrest, were compelled to use their re
volvers, and the crowd retaliated with
bricks and stout s.
A nuinlior of people were Injured in the
fight. They are:
Richard Williams, shot In the arm by one
of the detectives.
Mrs F.mma Foley, wounded In the right
temple by a bullet that grazed her head.
Mary Foley, daughter of Mrs. Emma
Foley, knocked down and trampled by the
Charles Breech, detective, employed by
the Lake Shore road struck on the head
with a stone and badly cut.
Theodore Dongcl, head cut with a stone.
The mob besieged the detectives and their
prisoner in the depot, and broke many of
the windows In their efforts to get at the
officers. A detail of policemen from the
SoutM Chicago station was Insufficient to
disperse the mob und additional help was
The crowd scattered after a number of
arrests had been made. Frane was finally
locked up In the police station, although
a large crowd followed him all the way to
the station, bent on securing his release.
LAND FRAUDS IN MONTANA
Trial of R. M. Cobban, Accused of
Subornation of Perjury, Begins
HELENA. Mont.. Aug. 1. In the federal
court before Judge W. H. Hunt today In
the trial of R. M. Cobban, who Is charged
with subornation of perjury In connection
with timber land entries in western Mon
tana -in 199. the stand was occupied all
day by Albert Jamison, for the govern
ment. Jamison was originally Indicted for
perjury In connection with entries, but the
case against him was nolled. He was one
of about eighty again, whom Indictments
were returned. Jamison on his direct ex
amination testified that he had an agree
ment with Cobban to locate people on
claims who would sell to Cobban after they
got title, and the witness was to be paid
from 110 to 125 for locating entrymen and
entrywomen. He testified that he had been
paid by Cobban from !0 to ll.tmo for his
RAILWAY CUT DIVERTS FLOOD
Mile of Rock Inland Track ar Col
orado Springa Rnrled I nder
Sand and Mud.
COLORADO SPRINGS. Aug. l.-The
Rock Island railway Is temporarily out of
action In this city as a result of the cloud
burst that struck north of town last night.
The cut through which the road enters
Colorado Springs Is about 100 feet wide and
twenty feet deep and It Is declared to have
run full of water when the force of the
flood reached that point- The tracks today
for a distance of nearly a mile are burled
under from eight tc- ten feet of sand and
traffic Is reaching the city via Denver.
Had this cut not diverted the flood from
the course that it was taking and carried
It to Monument creek, enormous damage
would have resulted to the best residence
district of Colorado Springs.
ALLEGED CR00K BREAKS JAIL
Earl Trainer, Charged with Blowing
l'p Post office, Saws Way Out of
Prison at LaCrosae.
LA CROSSE. Wis , Aug. l.-Earl Trainer,
alias Harry 8. Emmet, charged with blow
ing up the Stoddard, Wis., postofflce on the
! night of July 6, escaped from Jail here to-
day, sawing his way out. A fine steel saw-
concealed In a bunch of fruit sent him by
a woman, purported to be his wife, enabled
him to escape.
A rope was made of blankets with which
the crook descended from the floor where
he was confined alone. No trace of the man
I can be found although posses are searching
failed to escape, being confined on different
DEVLIN JVILL GO TO IRELAND
Kaasas Millionaire to Be Given Con
trol of His Estate After He
Returns from Trip.
TOPEKA, Kan.. Au l.-Mr. and Mrs.
C. J. Devlin today left for Spring Water,
III., where they will visit a week. They
will then go to Ireland, where Mr. Devlin
will spend a month or more trying to re
gain hla health. It la understood that when
Mr. Devlin returns to Topeka he will be
given charge of his estate, the creditors
believing this course would result in the
estate paying out sooner. Eastern parties
will advance the money sufficient to pay
off claims and the court will-then be asked
to discharge the receivers
HYDE WILL JTAKE A BRIDE
Engagement of Former Official of
F.qultable Society and Mlea Gladys
XEW4 YORK. Aug." l.-The reported en
gagement of Miss Gladys Deacon and
James H. Hyde was given authority today
'by a member of Miss Deacon's family.
Movements of Ocean rasvla Annual 1.
At New York Sailed: Kron Prlnz Wtl
helm. for Bremen; I'annonia. for Flume.
Arrived: Minneapolis from london. Bre
men, from Bremen; Cevlc from Liverpool;
Carunla, from Liverpool ( Nant ucket i
At Glasgow Arrived : Furnesxia, from
At All' werp Arrived : Kroonland. from
At Naples Arrived: . Prince Adll.ert,
f Li . ! New York
At Liverpool -Hailed: H.ixotila, for Hos
lo: At London-Sailed: Columbian, for Boa-
SIX MORE ARE DEAD
Slight Increase in Nombar of Yellow
CONFLICT OF ' STATE AUTHORITY
Armed Troops of Louisiana Baid to EaTS
CASES DISCOVERED IN OTHER PARISHES
Chicago Drummer Stricken with tha
Plague at Shrtreport.
STATE CF PANIC PREVAILS THERE
Uundreds of People leave the City
Immediately One Case Disrov
ered In Montgomery,
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. l.-FnllowIng la
the yellow fever record up to p. m.:
New cases 42
Total cases to date ...!.!!.'!.S4
Total deaths to date 68
New foci 4
Total foci to date 60
The day's record shows a continued Im
provement so far as the number of new
foci Is concerned, and no secondary In
fection from any of the existing foci, tha
general situation Is regarded as hopeful.
The large number of new cases, the largest
yet reported In a single day, shows that
the tertiary Infection among the panic
stricken people on the original district Is
appearing what Is to be expected. One of
the new cases Is on Jackson avenue. In
the residence district, and the victim had
returned recently to the city from hla sum
mer home on the coast.
Conflict of Authority.
The relations between the state of Louisi
ana and Mississippi have reached an acuta
stage and from Indications tonight It will
chantce from Interviews about concealment
of cases to a more serious matter. From
Information that has come to hand, the
dignity of the state of Louisiana haa been
offended by an armed Invasion from the
sister state, and this morning Governor
Blanchard communicated with the captain
of the naval brigade, which has a fully
equipped gunboat, with a view of having
It dispatched to the borders to protect
ioulsiana citizens from further Indignities.
Mississippi has five armed boats patrolling
the coast to prevent fishermen from break
ing through the quarantine line. These
vessels are also assisted by tha United
States revenue cutter Winona. The Mis
sissippi boats will not allow the Louisiana
fishermen to enter Mississippi sound, east
of St. Joe light, but from reporta received
here It appears that one of theae patrol
boats came Into Lake Borgne, which Is
distinctly Louisiana territory, and one re
port says It came up to the mouth of
Lake Borgne canal, which exlenda from
the lake to the Mississippi river, only a
distance of four and a half milea. Tha
naval brigade vessel Stranger drawa too
much water for service In that vicinity,
but a llpht drft boat would be Impressed
Into service armed with a howltser or two f
and manned by officers from the brigade '
and will be sent out to prevent further
Some of the territory now patrolled by
the Mississippi boats la now In dispute be
fore the supreme court of the Vnlted
S'ates, both stales having laid claim to It
since the legislature of Louisiana created
an oyster commission and passed laws to
protect the valuable oyster beds In that
Fever In Three Other Parishes.
The 9ta'e Board of Health received offi
cial notice of the appearance of fever in
three other parishes today, but as the vic
tims are all Italians or Austrlnns, and the
connection with the Infected district In
New Orleans has been established, there
Is no alarm felt over the news.
One of the new points on Infection Is the
lower pnrt of Plaquemlne parish, on tha
west bank, fifty miles below the city. Dr.
V. S. Shayot. parish health officer, reported
six cases from that vicinity yesterday, one
at Sunrise, one at Empire, one at Ostrlca.
one at Point Celeste and two at Vaccaro.
These parties are all fishermen or truck
farmers, und three of them afe Austrlana.
Dr. P. B. McCutcheon, the state medical
Inspector for this district, haa every confi
dence in the ability of Dr. Shayot to handle
the cases effectively. Lieutenant Colonel
L. M. Mauson, during his Inspection of
Fort St. Philip recently, discovered a case
five ml s from the fort, but the patient
was nearly well at the time.
Another point of Infection la on Ardoyna
plantation. The state board waa asked for
a doctor and two nurses and Dr. Mc
Cutcheon is arranging tp send some one
Westawo Just across the river from Au
burn parish, Jefferson park, where there is
a small settlement has developed two cases
among Italians. Dr. Wilson was sent there
to investigate on behalf of the state board.
One Is dead, but the other is doing well.
It was beginning to be feared that Dr.
Brady, who was sent to Lake Providence
by the state board has been marooned
somewhere as not a word haa been heard
from him since he left three days ago. Tha
quarantines up in that part of the state are
extremely rigid and it is doubtful if a
rompan) cf militia could break through
let alone a physician who haa already
handled several cases of the fever. Ha sent
a dispatch frosi Vlcksburg saying he ex
pected to airlve In l.ake Providence at S
p. m., buj nothing haa since been heard
Texas Again Alarmed.
The Texas scare has evidently grown
some In the last day or so. Monday tha
I quarantine against the whole state of
I lulBlana was re-Installed and today Dr.
Tabor practically put an end to communi
cation between the two states and to trans
continental traffic. President Souchon re
ceived the following telegram from Dr.
un account of the continued spread of
vrUow fever, Texas like declared quarantine
atraiiiKl the entne state ot Louisiana and
will require detention of all persona from
or ihroiiith New Orleana.
Following the leceipt of this telegram
Surgeon Vt liKe of the marine hospital ser
vice annou-.ced that no more persons Would
be received at the Avondale detention camp
which was designated tor western travel
over the Texas & Pacific, Southern Parlflo
and other southern roads This Is In
terpreted to mean that persons remaining
five days in the detention camp will have
to spend six days more at the Texas de
tention camp at Echo, making eleven days.
president Sum hon Issued a proclamation
delgnoted to relieve the embarrassment
cauiwd by parochial quarantines, urging
the local h.ilih authorities to recognis
the certificates of the marine hospital de
t.iith.n seivl.-i- ar.d to adept the certifi
cates of the sime service for thrgh pas
sengers who are transferred from train to
1 tralu under thai auspices, lie also daslrvg
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