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COAL SCALE FIGHT
Operators and Miners Will Meet in Confer
' ence Tbii Moraine.
DIVISION AMONG MINE PROPRIETORS
Much Opposition Develop to Mr. Bobbini'
HE RETIRES AS LEADER OF THE .LOOR
J. H. Winder ii Elected Chairman of Con
MINE WORKERS HOLO BRIEF SESSION
at an ley Heaolation Declaring that
All Contract Mnat lie on Han
of Mine llaala Bent to Scale
INDIANAPOLIS March 1. That there
will be- a second Joint conference of the
i orJ operators and miners of the central
cdmpetltlve district, comprising th states
f Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and western
Pennsylvania, was definitely determined
this afternoon when the operators of the
four states met In convention and adopted
a resolution setting forth lieir willingness
to meet the representatives of the United
Mine Workers. Subsequent arrangements
between J. H. Winder, the newly elected
chairman of the operators, and President
John Mitchell of the mine workers llxed
the first session of the Joint conference
for tomorrow at Kt o'clock.
Following the retirement of V. L. Rob
blns, president of the Pittsburg Coal com
pany, as chairman of the operators and
the election of J. H. Winder of Ohio as
his U'jcessnr, a resolution was adopted
providing that the operators of the four
Htatea should elect their own spokesmen and
that there be. no official representatives
of the foor states collectively, either in
Joint convention or Joint scah committee.
When seen tonight F. L. Robblns refused
to make a statement regarding his reasons
for relinquishing the leadership of the oper
utors. Jils successor, Mr. Winder, was
equally reticent, and neither would dls
vuss the attitude he will assume on the
floor of the Joint convention, In antid
ilution of the action taken b the operators
this afternoon looking to another Joint
Miners Appoint Committee,
The mine workers, through Wf I. Ryan,
T. I Jewls, Wellington O'Connor und
William Dodds, acting respectively for the
states of IlltnotM, Ohio, Indiana and west
ern Pennsylvania, anounced the appoint
tnent of- the following members of the Joint
scale committee who will act for the. miners'
Illinois II. .'. Perry. T. J. Reynolds, J,
H. Walker and W. I). Ryan.
Pennsylvania-William Uodds. William
. Little, Jsmes Clark and Prank Keelnn.
Ohio K. II. !wls, o. II. Green, Dennis
Sullivan and fleorge Savage.
Separate sessions of the national con
vention of I'tilted Mine ' Workers and.
J iviT&t6tiC'jy CI 4 i'.'Vr ntl.il uinipe-.ttlv-' dis
trict . were held lHl.-iy. Beyond listening
to an address by Mrs. Langdon of Uenver
on the Colorado situation and disposing
of a number, of (solutions, among which
was the Htanley resolution prohibiting the
signing of wage scales not prnviiling for
a run of mine basis, the workers transacted
no business of Importance.
The operators organized by the election
' of J. II. Winder of Ohio as successor to
V. L. Bobbins, retiring chairman of the
operators, and the appointment of commit
tees, after' which a resolution expressing
the willingness of tho operators in meei
the representatives of the miners In Joint
conference was adopted.
1 ho following committee on rules and
irter of business was appointed:
Indiana A. M. Ogle and Phil Penna.
Ohio L. Chapman and J. B. Zerbe.
Illlnola Frank 8. Pcabody and K. T.
Western Pennsylvania J. W. Schleuder
ber g and ueorgo A. Magoon.
F. L. Rohhlna and other operators, who
are urging an agreement with the miners
are in favor of conducting the negotiations
In the ecale committee, where they will not
be open to the public The majority of the
operators, however, who are opposed to Mr
Robblns' peace program and who elected
Mr. Winder to succeed him as chairman
want the fight made on the floor of th
convention. The claim la made that certain
railroad Interests are standing firm against
any Inerease In wages. In the event of a
strike they could get fuel. It Is said, from
the nonunion mlnets of Kentucky, West
Virginia and Pennsylvania. '
oatbweatera Operators Meet,
The first meeting of the operators o
th southwestern district was held th
afternoon nt the Claypool hotel. Twenty
five were present. The meeting 'waa called
to decide upon a line of action to be pur
sued In the joint conference with the
miners of that district. Final action will
not be taken until the operators of the
central competitive Held have reached
PROTEST WILL BE TAKEN
Taxes Paid. Thaa Says Slahaaarh, Will
. Have to Be Accepted r
County Treasurer Fink has received an
opinion from County Attorney Slubaugh to
the effect he will have to accept under
protest the J24.0O0 taxes claimed by the
county to be due from the Omaha Water
company If the company want to pay
them under protest. Taxes maid In this
way are placed In a protest fund and can
not ba used by the county until tfie litiga
tion over them is finished. The company
ought to enjoin the collection of the taxea
In federal court, but lost Its suit. It la
understood the case will be carried up to
th supreme court. By paying the taxes
under protest It prevents the collection of
10 per cent penalty by the o-iunty.
Aoaulnatloa hy Prealdeat.
WASHINGTON. March W. The presi
dent sent the following nominations to the
' Indian Inspector (irrigation engineer),
Walter B. Hill. New Hampshire.
Register of the Ijinil Office at Redding.
, Cai Clarence W. Leinlnger
Register of the I -ami office at Carson
I City, Nevada Louis J. Cohn.
Poatmavtrrs: Iowa C. K. Anderson, Ana
mom. K. H Allison, Gruiidy Center: D. W
Rathbun. Marlon:- H. A. Perrln. Monroe;
DAumcry, Toledo: J. L Burlington, Waltu;
W. i. Power, Mount Vernon, kansaa 11.
E. Glenn. Kiowa. 1. W. Hall!. H.-rtnglon;
K. H. Huberts. Oakaloosa: A. Mct'lelun.
Onaga; W. H. M4Miutt, Ashland. Mlraourl !
H. H. Holte. oiarbuek: H. E'. McCiine.
New Lomt.m: G C. Git-enuo. Pleasant Hill:
nr0WW rRee i:yMTckllViT'dllU"a l V ,h"
Carthage: I. D. Elliott. Humansvrlie
Montana C. W. Irvln. Butie; A. C. 8herl
dan. Big Timber. Nebraska P. A. BrunJ
ase, Tacumstth. Siyulo iJukotaW. H. aluley,
BETTER FEELING AT ALGECIRAS
Gearral Riprrimlnii Thai Moroeeaa
ttaretloa Will He Mettled
AI.GEC1P.A8, March IS. The opinion has
gained ground nil day that a settlement of
the Franco-Oerman contioversy before the
conference on Moroccan retorms In merely
y-r of hours. It was currently re
thin evening that terms of a'cora
) hail been practically arranged.
At announcement of an actual set
i proliably would be made at the
enary sitting of tne conference, the
'. which has not yet been definitely
"?ut It Is expected to be held either
bw or Wednesday. Details of the
imlso are not obtainable, but It is
that the concessions relate to both
" ice and the bank question, the out-
standpoints which France and Germany
hitherto have maintained. It is under
stood that the forward move is the result
of pressure from the representatives of the
neutral pewers. who- hare displayed con-
lderable impatience over- the delay, and
urged that Increased efforts be nrade by
the French and German delegates toward
a practical solution of the difficulties.
PARIS. March 19. Officials here say that
France's position is absolute und final
agnlnst placing Casa Blanca under Inter
national command. It In maintained thai
this Is not a question 01 deiall, but one
that involves the entile Franco-German
controversy over iniei nationalisation of
the police. After exchanges' nt the various
capltalH, officials, declure another vote will
show' that France Is siviorted by Great
Britain, Spain, Putlugal and Russia, with
Austria doubtful and Italy and the United
States abstaining. Austria's doubt Is due
to Vienna's wavering In the support she
has heretofore given lo tirrmany. The
current opinion In official circles is that
Germany Intends lo recede from Its posi
AFRICAN REBELJS EDUCATED
Murrngu ot a Savage, but Able .to
COpe with German
BERLIN, March Olliu'il dispatches
from German Southwest Africa, today an
nounce the failure of the comprehensive
surrounding movement undertaken by the
German troops against Jacob Morengo, the
last and most active of tne native leaders
of the rebels. The movement had been
going on for weeks, and six large detach
ments, with fifteen field and machine guns,
participated in It.
Colonel Dermllng, the former commander-
in-chief In South Africa, In a speech in the
relchstag today, said It was an error to
suppose that Morengo was a savage, with
rings in his nose and ears. He was as
hard-headed and intelligent a man as he
had met. wore English .iding clothes and
spoke Dutch from having lived In 'ape
Colony. Morengo owned a large farm in
German Southwest Africa, and had a cer
tain amount of generosity, for he gave a
German whose farm he iiad plunders ll.V)
with which to return home In the first
Thr-1 relrhstag today passed the fourth
aupplementarv African budpet of-f-.swt.-ona.
The total cost of the insurrection up lo
diite is alioiit 91no.onfl.fion.
AMERICAN SHIPPING BILL UP
Rnhsfdy Measure Before Conarreaa Re-
relTra Attention In Parliament '
of Great Britain.
I-ONDON. March 19. The American ship
subsidy hill is agitating British shipowners
and builders and formed the subject of a
question In the Hotiso of Commons today
but Premier Campbell-Bannerman said the
government did not think any useful action
could he taken at present stage.
The government was unable to prophesy
the probable effect of the measure on
British shipping, but if the bill passed the
consequences would, of course, be carefully
Tariff War Settled.
BELGRADE. 8ervla, March 1.-The
Austro-Servian ' tariff dispute has col
lapsed. Orders have been Issued to admit
from, today all Austrian merchandise Into
Servla on the same conditions which pre
vailed before the tariff war.
Rnsslan Merchants Kail.
MOSCOW. March 19.-D. and A. Raator
goueff, brothers, the largest merchants In
Russia, have failed for HS.fino.ivio.
SCOTT WILL GIVE FACTS
Major Will Tell of Jolo Fight at
ftasarrsttoa of Wood Sensational
Stories Ara Denied.
WASHINGTON, March 19.-Secretary
Taft has received two cablegrams from
Major General Leonard Wood at Manila, re
stive to the Mount Dajo fighting. The first
la dated yesterday and reads as follows:
If more detailed Information concerning
the facia connected with the Mount Dwju
fight la desired 1 suggest that Major Scott
be called upon. He is thoroughly familiar
with the aituation. having spent eight
months In the attempt to get these people
off the mountain without fighting.
The Major Scott referred to has been on
leave of absence in this country and has
just arrived In Washington, in answer to
the secretary's summons. He waa referred
to In some of the Manila cablegrams as
having really caused the present trouble at
Mount Dajo by reason of the exercise of too
great leiiiccy toward the brigand Moros.
The second dispatch from General Wood
la dated Manila, today, and reads as fol
Sensational cables sent to the United
States relating to the Mount Dajo fight
were made up In Manila, mere lias been
n.i reference in any cable frotmMlndanao to
the killing ot women and children, on re
celpt of Colonel Andrews' condensed report
iroin nie in iiKriu.gpin tne American news
papers cabled for details. The rexrters
hero had no other information than was
coniamca in my report to Colonel Andruws,
and supplied sensational features.
MINERS' CASE WITH THE COURT
After Araameata In llabeaa Corpus
lleartasr Judge Takes Matter
I ader Advisement.
BOISE. Idaho, March 1 Arguments
were heard by Judge Beatty of th United
States circuit court today on the petition
for a writ of habeas corpus for Moyer, Hay
wood and Pettibone, th leaden of the
Western Federation of Miners, who arc
charged with the assassination of Former
The arguments were largely a repetition
or ihoae madu before the state sunirnie
j court, c-otinsel for the defense maintaining
. that the ritairict court m ....
alleged reason thai they are unlawfully in
the state, bating been brought here a a
result of conspiracy. Judge Beatty toug
the matter under advltemtnt.
MOODY ADDRESSES THE JURY
Attorney General Makes Final Plea for
Government in Packers' Case.
RIGHTS UNDER LAW DEFINING IMMUNITY
Kaeh IM-fendaat Maat haw That He
Waa Conapelletl to UItc Evldeac
Aaalaat Himself oa pe
el nc Charges.
CHICAGO, March 19.-Attorney Ooneral
William H. Moody commenced the closing
arguments for the government today In the
hearing of the immunity pleaa advanced by
the packers. Tho courtroom was packed to
the doors with local attorneys, anxious to
heur the argument of the attorney gen
eral. In opening his argument he de!lared
that the eyes of the whole people of the
United States were directed to the court-
room In which the present hearing Is being
held and asserted that the government of
tho United States is far too much in earn
est In the present case In order to pursue,
as attorneys for the packers huve Inti
mated it la pursuing, a senseless creation
of the law. Ho declared if wrong had
been committed the government was seek
ing the puninirment. riot of a corporation,
but of the living, breathing human beings
who committed the wrong. The govern
ment and Deonle of the l'niti States, he
.i Lirert. will 1 satlstied with nothing
less than that. He declared that his ap
pearance at the bar of the court was un
usual and almost unprecedented, but the
law gave him the right to appear, and
after much deliberation he believed It lobe
his duty to appear. The justification for
bis action, he said, would be found not only
In the Importance of the present case, but
In the fact that should Immunity bo con
ferred upon the defendants on the ground
upon which It has been .claimed, it would
overthrow the legal Interpretations of the
government for many years and would es
pecially cripple, the government In Its at
tempts to enforce the laws of the land.
Mr. Moody's Speech
The attorney general vose to make his
argument shortly . after Attorney Miller,
who represents Armour & Co., had con
eluded a brief argument on the Import of
two recent decisions by the United Slates
"1 shall spend but little time on the sub
ject touched by my learned brother," said
the attorney general. "I will say little, lie
eau.Hc I care less."
Taking up the subject matter of his ar
gument the attorney general said:
I speak under a deep sense of personal
feeling because of these prosecutions all eration of Labor, together with the presl-
over the country. Not long ago a certain jent8 n( Home of the national and Inter-
newspatier In New York furnished data , . . i.,u -.m ,,.. ,,
concerning tho offering of rebates In the national trades unions, will have inter
sugar ivnrrlng business. Out of this charges views with President Roosevelt. Speaker
have grown against the rail roads arm some
others. -VJiey are now being heard by a
grand Jury, and so I am not at liberty to
say whether they are true or not. Re
bates. It Is charged, amounting to hun
dreds of thousands of dollars were given.
The sugar men went to the railroads and
got a club with which they clubbed the
farmers of this country into submission, so
that- the Sugar trust may take their prop-
erty." If the contentions In this case are
true "these railroads are then immune
inese oerenasnts seem m nave a sirange
aversion to the hearing of any evidence or
any testimony on their guilt.. They pla4
wiT-tney ere not gnfttv in nnswer to -tne I
lm.icimeni. i ney oo not say rn irrai
they are not guilty, but they do nay. guilty
or not. each of. them has received a par
don. It l-the claim of each one of these
defendants separately that he Is to have a
pardon, and upon each one of them rests
the burden of proof. They cannot dump all
of the evidence and all of their names into
a basket and then claim immunity for
Immunity Plea, na Afterthought.
After reciting the facts In the filing of
the pleas of Immunity and declaring that
they were plainly an afterthought on the
part of the defendants, the attorney gen
Each of these defendants must show that
he was compelled to give evid4-nce against
himself with regard to the offense charged
against him In this indictment. It is my
understanding that the privilege of the wit
ness ana tne immunity or tne witness is
personal to himself. He Is proterted from
producing any evidence or giving any tes
timony which might Incriminate him. He
can lane advantage or tne privilege or no
v i1 ii i 1 fir n rVirnnrR r inn If Im nnl a nm u
tlon of whoite roperty th .nrrtrntnattnt;
evMnncft may be. if it in evidence rnnnlnt-
Ing of books or documents. If I have in
my possession a hook containing an entry
verined ny my initials which Incriminates
me. all the powers of the government can
not take It from my possession, bwause
it Is my personal right under the consti
tution not to be compelled to give evidence
Attorney Miller, representing Armour &
They could compel you to give it up.
could they not, if they did not put you I
Rights Inder the I .aw
"Of course they could not," replied At
torney General Moody. "Because I would
not give It up. I do not require a coustl
tut ion or an immunity statute if I have
got It; I hold on to It until I am brought
to process of law Into court and then I
rely, as I have a right to rely, upon the
protection of the constitution. If Mr
Armour or any one of these defendants
waa subpoenaed to appear before the grand
Jury and produce these books of theirs
the answer that they ought to make is
that they were not In their possession,
If the book.- were in their possession, or
if they produced them, they could not ob
tain immunity unless the books they
brought In contained evidence relating to
some offense of which, the person who
brought In the books was guilty.'.'
Tho attorney general then went on to
claim that the pleas In immunity had no
standing because of the absence of the
slightest vestige of any compulsory process
of law. He said he regarded this absence
as decisive of the present case as a matter
Attorney General Moody will probably
speak all of tomorrow,
SHONTS' HEALTH IS BROKEN
War Department Does Sot Hear that
Chairman at Caaal Commission
WASHINGTON, March II. Reports have
beeu current for som time past that Mr.
Shonis waa about to resign from his po
sition as chairman of the Isthmian Canal
It was stated authoritatively at the War
department today that th reports were
without foundation so far as the officials
knew. Mr. Shorn has broken badly In
health as the result. It la aaid. of over,
work, and his nervous system haa suffered
particularly. An attack of bolls has been
followed by grip and finally Beirelary Taft,
at the lindane of Mr. Bhonta' physicians,
peremptorily ordered him to take a rut for
two week. That was uu th sin leal., and
Mr. Shunts, accordingly, haa bon stopping
at th seaside.' Though h came to Wash
ington Baturdayioa som business, h re
turned to Atlantic City yesterday In com
pany with Mr. Peprrruan, th chief, clerk
of the cowtulatiioa
council bluffsjian in toils
M. J. Cortls Hea-hMa Arrest at prlng-
cM. Mo., a a a Una Mho la
with Him Is Klled.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March lir-Thomas
Murphy of Vlnlta. I. T.. waa shot and killed
nere mis anernoon oy rouceman juiin
Wllberly while resisting arrest. The man's
companion, who give a his name as M. J
Curtis of Council Bluffs, la., was arrested
after a desperate struggle with the officers.
and Is being held for Investigation. Much
excitement was caused when it was first
stated that the men were two of the trio
11 ' I .. 1. 1 ; 4V .,!.. m,(U.. 44.. T ,4 1 .1 r.
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for a week. A dispatch from Vlnlta, I. T.,
W Ht Murphy was a lather and left
that town several months ago and that the
Indians are still In the hills.
The officers attempted to arrest tho pair
as auspicious characters. Curtis surren
dered after a desperate struggle. Murphy
I i -1 . . i . m ..-11.. ... i
lr"'u r v,...,, .u
insiam.y amen, uy i..c omuer.
After being taken to the station Curtis
at first refused to talk. Later he gave their
names and said they were both here search
ing for land. Kach of the men carried a
revolver and two other revolvers were
found in their room in a lodging house
wh4.h they had occupied for the lat three
days. Curtis Is about years old, smooth
shaven and of medium stature.
M. J. Curtis Is unknown in Council Bluffs
There are three families of tliat name there
have no 'relative with those
Some years ago th(lie was a family of
the name running a dairy near Mynstcr
Springs, but the present whereabouts of its
members are unknown. There were several
o" In that family.
FEDERATION COUNCIL MEETS
Printers Lockoit May Ue Considered
by American federation Of
fleera at Capital. v
WASHINGTON, March 19.-ln ivsuinse
to the call of President Samuel Gompers
the executive council of the American Fed
eration of Labor began a several days' sea
slon here today. All the members of the
council except President John Mitchell of
the Mine Workers are present.
Although authoritative announcement
has been made of the subjects to be dis
cussed It Is understood among them Is the
controversy between the union printers and
the Typothetue of the several cities.
On Wednesday next President Gompers,
Secretary Morrison and the members of
the executive council Of the American Fed-
i-annun nd Vice President Fairbanks on
.. . ..,,.,, , i.ri..;
The ropnrt of Secretary Morrison for the
five mouths ended February 25 showed re
ceipts of and exlicndltures of $108,711.
There are now afnllatel with the federation
114 international trail. unions, thlrty-nlx
stale federations, SiiOl city central trade
unions and 8K2 local I unions unaffiliated
wlth an. naUonu or International union,
The membership Irteul.sed 71,nU and the
general llnsncial coiUftV.rMl -Tea reported
President Gompers submitted a report of
the labor movement In the United States
since November. The reports of tho presi
dent and secretary were approved.
INDIANA OFFICIALS ARE SHORT
Two Auditors, One Democrat , and
One Rrpnhllran. Said to
INDIANAPOLIS. March 19. A special in
vestigating committee appointed several
months ago to examine the books of the
state auditor's office, reported to the gov
ernor today that J. O. Henderson, demo
crat, who was auditor from 1S91 to lHHi,
owes the state JPt.W2.SS, and A. C. Daly,
republican, who was auditor from S to
jvjij, owes the state J21.tW7.74.
represent fees collected and retained 11-
I legally -a clRn.id ny tne state, lha gov
I ernor nt the report to the attorney gen-
eral with Instructions to bring suit to col
lect the money.
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GENERAL THAYER IS DEAD
Distinjfuished Nebraskan Had Been Un
conscious Since Moraine.
SONS FAIL TO ARRIYE BEFORE DEMISE
Sketch of the , l.onar and Eventful
Career of Man Who SerTed e
hraska Loan; anw Well Intimate
Frlcad of tienerat Graat.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb.. March 19. iSpei ial Tel
egram.) Genera! John M. Thayer la dead.
The distinguished soldier and statesman
answered the last roll call at 7:30 tonight
after a most gallant fight to survive until
the arrival of his two sons, who were
wired of their father's condition Sunday
morning. They failed to reach Uncoln
in time, but numerous comrades and friends
looked after the last wants of tho patient.
Those who were In the death chamber when
the general breathed his last were: Mart
Howe, H. V. Hoagland, Dr. Houtl and
Mr. and Mis. T. H. McCaslln. For sevy
eral hours General Thajer had been un
conscious. In contrast to his strenuous life, the end
of General Thayer was peaceful and calm,
and at no time during his sickness did
he suffer the least pain. His passing was
due to a general breaking down of the
system and not to any particular ailment.
Up to nearly the last his mind was clear,
and only Saturday he desired to get out
of bed, though he was physically unnblo
to do so. At intervals he was unconscious,
but frequently he rallied and recognixed his
frlenda, though he was unable to speak to
General Thayer's death occurred at 1715
Prospect street at the home of Thomas
H. McCaslln, where ' he had resided for
many years. Sunday and Monday life was
kept In the body only by the injection of
stimulants to create heart action. From tho
first Dr. Houts, the attending physician, be
Heved he could not get wellbwing to his
wonderful constitution, however, which has
on frequent occasions sustained him,
friends had hope of General Thayer's re
covery. Sunday and Monday numerous
friends called at the McCaslln residence,
but only a few were admitted to his bed
chamber. Yesterday General Thayer recog
nised Governor Mickey, but was unable to
speak to him and today he recognised Ad
jutant General Culver.
Arranges for Own Funeral.
General Thayer had beeu anticipating his
death for many years, and seven years ago
he wrote out his Instructions about his
funeral, together with a list of the active
and honorary pall bearers.
He desired the funeral to be held In
St. Paul's church, of which he had long
been n member, and requested that Rev.
Mr. Wharton and Rev. Luther P. Luddim
officiate. Should Rev. Mr. Wharton not
be the pastor of St. Paul's at the time of
his death. General Thayer requested, the
Incumbent ntor to take his place. Rev.
Mr. Jones Is now pastor of the church.
The active pall bearers selected by Gen
eral Thayer are: ..Jesse Ii. Strode, C. M.
Parker. J. B. Ferguson. William Gillespie,
II. V. HoagUtrKl and Captain Balrd.
The . honorary - pall bearers elented ar;
Governor John H. Mickey, Chancellor An
drews, General Charles G. Manderson,
George L. Miller, Captain H. E. Palmer,
Dr. W. G. Houtx, Captain Adam Brass,
A. J. Sawyer. Thomas J. Majors. W. A.
Woodward. C. J. Bills and Herman Bross.
The remains are to be burled in Lin
coln. The general directed also that Farragut
post. Grand Army of the Republic, have
charge of the funeral. He mnde no men
tion whether he desired a military or civic
funeral, and until John M. Thayer, Jr., gets
here tomorrow no arrangements for tho
funeral will be made.
Governor Mickey tonight expressed the
desire that due public honor be done the
distinguished dead, and, should the sons
consent. It Is probable the bod wtll lie
In state In the senate chamber before tho
funeral. General Thayer had frequently
requested that his body be not embalmed
until a reasonable time had elapsed after
his death, and In accordance with his
wishes an undertaker was not called to-
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NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
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BURLINGTON JTRAIN WRECKED
riall Sack Throws Switch aad Raas
Portion of Cars Onto a
BURLINGTON. Ia March l.-No. 6. a
fast eastbound passenger train on the Chi
cago, Burlington ft Qulncy railroad, waa
partly wrecked at Lockridge this afternoon
by a misplaced switch caused by a thrown
mall sack. The dining car and sleeping car
brok.way from the rest of the train and
dashed Into the rear end of a work train
on a sidetrack, demolishing the sidetracked
cars and a car occupied by a number of
Swan Bloom of Burlington, book of the
work train, was killed and a dozen persons
were severely Injured.
Among the Injured are:
Ernest Patlt, boy, Seattle. Wash.; con
cussion of the brain.
Mrs. Frank Patit, Seattle, Wash.; cut
Francis Patlt, 4 years old; face and body
cut by window glass.
N. P. Johnson, traveling man, Kansas
City; body cut and head bruised.
J. G. Newlark. Creston, Is.
Mrs. J. O. Newlark. Creston. Ia.; face
cut and body liruised.
Lawrence Allen, student ' Monmouth col
lege: skull fractured, may die.
Mrs. Hill and two children, Fairfield, la.;
cut on face and body.
COUNT WITTE WILL" RESIGN
Russian Premier Will Retire on Ac
count of Heart
ST. PETERSBURG, March 19. in high
circles late tonight the rumor waa current
that Count Wltte had definitely decided to
retire frpm the premiership. The Associated
Press Is unable to confirm the rumor a
Count Wltte had retired and the chan
cellery was closed when the correspondent
called shortly after midnight. From an
absolutely authoritative source, however, It
can la? stilted that Count Wltte at a session
of the council of the empire thla afternoon
made an enigmatical statement which Is
Interpreted by many members of the coun
cil as a virtual declaration that his career
as premier Is ended and that he will be
succeeded by Privy Counsellor KobovsofI,
former minister of finance.
On what is apparently reliable authority,
It la Btuted that the condition of Count
Wltte's health is quite unsatisfactory. Ho
Is said to have experienced a rather alarm
ing attack of heart trouble a few days ago.
His physician advised him some time ago
to give up work.
SOUTHERN PACJFIC WINS CASE
Western Pnciae Loses All Points la
It Vllt4 for Terminal nights
SAN FRANCISCO. March ID. United
States Circuit Judge Morrow today handed
down a decision In the case of the South
ern Pacific company against the Western
Pacific. Railway company, generally known
as the Gould line, which Is seeking to ob
tain terminal facilities on the eastern or
Oakland side of San Francisco bay. Every
contrntlon of the Southern Pacific com
pany ns to rights of way and precedence
along the bay shore was sustained ly
The Judge also granted an Interlocutory
decree of Injunction restraining the West
ern Pacific Interfering in any way with
the work of the Southern Pacific company
In th extension of wharves from Its bulk
head to navigable waters. A cross-bill filed
by the Western Pacific was dismissed.
Notice of appeal was given by the at
torneys for the Western Pacific, and a stay
i of execution for ten days was granted.
RIO GRANDE WRECK INQUIRY
Coroaer Adjoaraa Hearing I'atll To
day In Hope of Finding:
CANTON CITY, Colo.. March 19. Coro
ner W. C Stephenson today started an In
vestigation of the Denver A Rio Grande
wreck at Adobe. Several witnesses were
examined. Operator Lively of Swallows,
who Is said to be responsinle for the elu
sion, was not present. The Investigation
started at 2 o'clock and adjourned at 4
until tomorrow afternoon, when It Is hoped
L.lvely can be produced and placed on the
witness stand. There wure no develop
ments today of note.
FIRE IN TRAINING SCHOOL
Several Children Said to Be lajnred
In Maaaachaaett In Escap
HAVERHILL Mass., March 19.-The
manual training school' In this city is in
flames and the fire Is spreading to the
Whittier annex of the high school. It Is
reported that many children were hurt.
The fir spread to nearby dwelling houses.
Some of the children received Injuries by
Jumping and others in escaping down the
j-talrways. It waa stated that none was
DENIES MILD IMPEACHMENT
Charles M. Schwab Bays Ha la
Caadldate for Senata front
NEW TORK, March 18. A rumor orig
inating In Omaha that Charles M. Schwab
had senatorial aspirations, and to attain
this end had established a residence In
Nevada, was denied by him laat night. I
"It la merely an Idle rumor, anf there It
not a word Of truth In It," he said.
ALLEGED BRIBER IS ARRESTED
Charlea M. Carp-eater, Agent af Barber
Aaphalt Cantaaay la la
CHICAGO, March 19. -Charles M. Car
penter of Racln. Wla., agent for th Bar
ber Asphalt company, waa arrested her
today on a charge of bribery and waa re
leased on bonds of S1.000.
Polleeuaaa Killed br .iaaoelatea.
JACKSON. Mich.. March 19 -Policeman
Fred Bootn wa snot dead today, while a
party of officer were trying to place under
arrest thre man who ar suspected of hav
in- rontiaa tne sat in tne poaiomc at i
Brooki,. oUrte.u nil Xroiu fcw.
FOOD SUPPLY SHORT
Six Hundred Men Held Prisoners ia Colo
rado Mountains by Suowslides.
TWENTY - FIVE MINES ARE ISOLATED
Froriiion Houses and Other Buildlnn Ara
TWELVE MEN , KILLED IN SHENANDOAH
Boarding Honse in Which They Were Eat
in? Dinner Destroyed.
DAMAGE WILL REACH ONE MILLION
Kxact Extent of the Destruction at
1.1 f and Property Caanat Be
Knona tor Several
DENVER. Col., March 19,-By the lo
of twelve lives In a inowsllde near Silver
ton today tho death roll resulting from
the greal storm of the past week In the
San Juan mining district has beeu In
creased to at least fifteen.
At Sllverton, at tho Camp' Bird mine, n.
few rr.lles from Ouray, ana at CoaJ Basis,
on the western slope, hundreds of miners,
their wives and their children are facing
starvation. Mills and otner mining prop
erty, estimated to be worm a million dol
lars, have been swept to destruction in
deep gulches. The cattb. en a thousand
hills ate reduced to skin and bone.
On Cumbres Pass, the highest point on
the narrow-gauge from Ourango to Ala
mosa, a traluload of passengers Is ma
rooned, dependent for warmth on a meager
supply of coal In the engine tender and tor
food on wliu I hardy mountaineers can
bring them with snow-shoes.
Railroad traffic Is paralysed and tele
phone and telegraphic communication Is In
terrupted over at least half of the state.
The body of Edward Klelckner, a ranch
man, aged 27 years, wwt round today
frosen stiff In the road within three mile
from his home near Pagoa Springs, Colo.
Ernest Barnes, aged SO, who' left Walden.
Colo., on horseback in the billiard last Fil.
say, has not been heard of since, and la
believed to have perished.
OURAY, Colo.. March 19 Six hundred
miners employed In the various mines
within a, radius of twenty miles from
Ouray have been cut off from all com
munications with the outside by the snow
slides. All the employes of the Camp Bird mine
and mills, who took refuge In the tunnel
to escape snowslldes, have reached here,
coming over the mountain on snowshoes.
They began arriving about 9 o'clock this
morning and the last arrival did not reach
here until nightfall. Communication was
had today with the San Pedro. Atlas.
Banker National and Revenu properties
and word received that the men employed
at those mines were safe. Th wrecked .
mill at the Camp Bird cannot be rebuilt
until the suovt' has been removed. Word Is
awaited from the fllfertofs In London, be
fore any plan of action Is started. In the.,
meantime the men may he returned to the
mine and the ore stored until a new mill
is completed. ,
A telephone message from Sllverton was
receive here tonight to the effect that
fourteen I'ves were lost In the Shenandoah
snowsHdi. It was also reported that five
mills had been wrecked by slides, but the
namcfc of th companies owning th mills
were not given.
Incite Men Killed.
6ILVEUTO.N, Colo., uajcn 19. Twelv
miners employed at the blK-uandoah mine
were caught by a great snow-slide today
and swept to their death. Their bodies
have not yet been recovered. Assistance
has been summoned from Sllverton to help
dig the victims from beneath lh snow
The dead are: '
HfcKT A LBfc-rtT.
EOWAKiJ ix IKK, formerly of Ouray.
hi.A'lt' HHA.M'ON. ,
i MAKGfc-lXJ. .
ONE IN KNOWN.
According to a report received from How
ardsville the men were killed by a snow
slide which struck the boarding hous at
th mine when they wor at dinner. It Is
reported twenty-tme men were caught ln
the slide and that nine dug their way out
more or less Injured.
The Shenandoah mine Is located In th
east slope of King Solomon mountain, la
Cunningham gulch, nine miles north from
Sllverton. All telephone wires to the
tlon north of Howardsville are out ami
communication with the mine la Impossible.
The mine employ about seventy-five mail
and Is one of th largest In th Ban Jttmm
The great storm, which began a week
ago, lifted today. The thermometer fell to
20 below gero last night and today dawned
clear with the mercury rising. It has been
a week since trains left here and It will
probably be several days before the Rio
Grande line can be opened to Durango.
The Gladstone and Northern has a largo
force clearing the line to Gladstone.
The financial loss by the destruction osj
Saturday of the Green mountain mill and
the Silver lake tramway line 1 estimated
Alamaaa Cat Otf.
ALAMOSA, Colo., March 19.-Kot sine
th terrible inowsllde and blockade of th
wlntei- of ISM, when th Denver & Rio
Grand branch road between Alamosa and
Durango was impassable tor weeks, ha
trier been such trouble experienced In Ibi
region as at the prst-nt. No trains have
arrived from Durango for seven days an 1
every available inun Is being taken to the
large snow-slide on "Cumbres hill. Bis d"il
engine are snowed in between this place
and Durango, also one of th big rotary
snow plows. A rotary snow plow was sent
from Sallda today pushed by three engine.
It has been snowing continuously for sev.
eral day in th mountains west and south
of Alamosa and th canyon ar full of
now and in ninny place the top of tall
trees ar Just visible.
Coal and eatables have been sent from
hare to the working crews and good are
being taken to th snowed-ln train on
Crumb hill to keep the feopla there from
Safferlaar A bus a a M Stock.
STERLING. Colo., March 19. Snow In
the range averag.- about ttlve inclms In
d-plh and Is soli.llr packed, owing to tho
partial thaw of Friday.
Cattle drifted with the siorrii and are
scattered over many mile of territory. For
thi reason It Is difficult to determine the
exact los. but cattlemtn ar agreed that
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