Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 27, 1906)
The Omaha ' Daily Bee.
THE BEE BUSINESS OFFICE
Ground Floor Corner
The Be BulldTnf I7tk and Parsam
He Filthy neetltna
THE OMAHA DEE
Best t'hn. West
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING. , MAKCII 27, 190G-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TILKEE CENTS.
MINERS' LAST WORD
President Mitcball PrwenU Ultimatum to
tbe Wurs Committee.
DEMAND SCALE OF THREE YEARS AGO
Officials 8aj Acceptance of Anjthior Else
Wm NeTer Considered.
OPERATORS ASK FOR AN ADJOURNMENT
Another Meeting Will Ee Held Thia Morn
incc, When Keplj it Expected.
PREPARATIONS FOR SUSPENSION OF WORK
Mining Companies V; Tallinn; In
Arrnant Fnoko, V
BMkt, V ' Viirlif
Credit and In
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Mart
The I'nlted Mine Workers of ,
through Joha Mitchell, preslden
organisation; T. L. Lewis, vice p. '
of the. national organisation, and H .an
I'. Perry, president of the Illinois miner,
today presented to the coal operators In
tli executive session of the Joint scale
committee qf the central competitive dis
trict their ultimatum In the dispute over
the wage drain. The demand of the miners
Is for a restoration of the wage scale of
IDOS, which Is an Increase of 5.55 per cent.
Upon the receipt of the ultimatum the
operator secured an adjournment of the
committee until tomorrow morning;, when
It la expected a definite answer to the
miner will be alven. It In anticipated that
this reply will be a refusal by the oper
ators and the committee will report a
disagreement to the Joint conference of
miners ana operators. The fight in that
case will be continued on tbe floor of the
IJltle Prnepect of Atrtraiest
Tonight there is as little prospect for
an agreement being" reached a there has
been at any time. The morning session
of the committee today waa without re
sult. After the noon adjournment. John
Mitchell, president of the miners, took
the floor and said he had been Informed
there were rumors that the operators be
lleved If they would stand firmly by their
pnottlon and prolonc the sessions of the
Joint scale committee the miners would
agree to sign the present scale and recede
from their demand for an Increase In
wages. He said he wanted ta explain to
the operators that under no circumstances
would there be an agreement at leas than
the scale of 1909, unless after a dlsagree-
nent the operators could enforce less terme.
and he did not believe they could.
' Position of Miners fttated.
T. I Lcwla, vice president of the United
Mine Workers, followed Mr. Mitchell. He
aid he waa eurprlaed to learn that such
rumors were afloat and continuing, wild:
I want to say more than President Mitch
ell has said. We will be divided neither In
this scale conference, out of this scale con
ference, in the convent ion or anywhere
. rbte. ru fnf mi J ih iwiceroed If.weha.va
A1 u M4h a point in tln-- deliberation
wnere u is a cava of wait to see who ia
;olng to be able to divide tbe forces on
either side, then I believe we are consid
ering a very dangerous proposition.
I realise fully the present situation.
have not treated the situation confronting
til In any frivolous manner. I know what
a suspension of work means to our people
1 know what It will probably mean to mil
lions of other people who are not directly
Interested in these que' Jon, or only In
terested to the extent that it affects their
intercuts wnen xna miners ceaae worn,
have hopes that we may be able to nod
solution of our present difficulties, but that
solution will only come when both Hides
are ready to sign a wage agreement car
ry In with it the prices paid In a
Can the operators pay the 180S scale? We
believe they can and there la no reason for
our considering anytmna else.
If we leave this conference and a suspen
sion of work takes place In the mining In
tluatry of this country it will not be because
of any personal differences between the op
erators ana miners.
Of course, after we have ceased negotia
tions and arrayed our following on different
Ides of the question, I am not prepared to
say what will develop, one thing la cer
tain. If personal differences arise, even dur
ing that stage of the proceeding, they would
necessarily have to be eliminated before we
could get back face to face again unless
one or the other side is aetenninea to an
nlhllate the other. I don't think as Intelll
ment men we have reached that point In
our deliberations yet.
Ko lllrlslnn f Illlnnla Miners
Herman C. Perry, president of the Illinois
miners, said he had beard It rumored that
different Interests had been attempting to
use their Influence to bring about a asrlka,
notnhly tha small operator and the coal
dealers, who, he had been informed, were
supporting a lobby In the hop of Inflen-
clng the operators to force a disagreement.
Me Intimated that other Interests were us
Ing the same means. To this he added that
there positively would be no division of
the Illinois miners and no mine would he aj
lowed to run even with an advance in wages
unless all the union mines In Illinois were
fclven tiie same advance. There was a short
discussion conducted In a friendly vein and
a motion to adjourn until tomorrow morn
Ing was adopted.
The feeling tonight Is that the miner
under no circumstances will allow any dis
trict to sign even the advance scale d
manded unless It is paid In all the four
mates of the central, competitive field.
Hrporli From the Mines.
rteports are coming from the miner'
delegates from their local unions that th
toal companies are taking preliminary
steps to get on a strike basis. They are
calling In the miners' account books, ac
cording to reports; withdrawing credit
(rum the miners at the company stoics,
pressing collections and in lume cases
threatening eviction. Heport that tha
companies are building stockade are with
out foundation, but thu mines are being
put in tha best possible condition for a
hut down. Kvcn should an agreement be
leached for all fields, the bituminous and
most of the anthracite nunea will clos
tialurdny flight, many of them to remain
closed for sixty days. The local managers i
are letting their men know this and n
many cases telling them that a strike may
as well come as far as they are cou
iwrncd. President Mitchell of the United Mine
Worker of America this morning denied
a report that he had requested an exten
sion for olily days of the award of the
co.il strike commission In the anthraclto
Held. He said: "I have not taken that
matter up at all yet, even to calling to
gether tha anthracite roinmitee, the mem
bers of which are here."
Change- at llama College.
HURON. S. IV. March S8- tyect.l )
Trustee of Huron college have, secured
Prof. A. L. Riley or Boone, la., to take
tharge of the commercial department of
that Institution. Prof. Lynch, under whose
supervision this ! partment ha been for
Mrvcral jsars, t.-eigned to gn to Ne
braska U (he kl unties tv Uuid laterets
olice question uppermost!
Morrow-ran Conference Refers Ans-
trlan Isgceatlos Committee
Which Will Meet Tonight,
AUOKriRAS. Rpnln. March .-Th M-
roeran conference held an nour s session
today, seeking definitely to adjust the po
Austria proposed sn amendment Increas
ing the Inspector general's control of the
pollre and Ilerr von Radowlts. the chief
German delegate, declared that .Germany
considered the control Of the police to be
of supreme Importance and Intimated that
Germany might withdraw if such control
1 not adopted.
The question was Anally referred to the
committee which will meet tonight and
discuss the revised police project.
The conference then adjourned until to
The delegates continue to hope for a
WASHINGTON. March afi.j-A cablegram
was received at the State department to
day from Ambassador White stating that
the Algeclras conference had practically
reached an agreement upon the question of
policing Morocco, which was the most dlffl-
cult issue before the congress. No detail
as to the nature of the agreement are ob
EMPEROR ABANDONS HIS TRIP
Delay Too Un( In . Marling
Visit to the Mediterranean
LONDON, March 26. Emperor William
delayed his proposed Mediterranean cruise
In order to see the outcome of the Alge
clras conference and It Is now too late.
Consequently he hss entirely abandoned his
planned trip to the Mediterranean.
Jacob etaln" In Toklo.
TOKIO. March K. Jacob Schiff, the New
York banker, has arrived hero and the
papers are full or eulogistic comment or
his services rendered In raising Japanese
loans In America. Bankers of this city are
preparing to give him a magnificent re
ception. Cable Xearfna- Completion.
MANILA, March M. The steamer Sllrer-
ton, which on March 24 began laying tha
Commercial Cable company's cable, which
Is to connect Manila with Shanghai, Is now
815 miles from this port, heading towards
Bishop of Little Rork.
ROME. March 26. The congregation of
the propaganda has decided to propose to
the pope the appointment of Monsignore
John B. Morris of Nashville, Tenn., a
coadjutor bishop of little Rock, Ark.
Striking Baker Deported.
TIFLJ3, Caucasus. March M. Tbe gov
ernor general ltaa deported to Siberia five
employe of a bakery which recently struck.
FIGHT IN A PENITENTIARY
Prisoner at Jrfcnsa City
Gnnrd and I Shot to
JKrTTCRSON Cl'f Y Ma'rViT a.-Tliia
morning when the convict at the peniten
tiary war called fur breakfast Guard J. W.
Wood of Macon, Mo., waa pounced upon
by a - colored convict and stabbed three
times.' '.Woods died Instantly.' .Another
guard Immediately killed tha convict. "
The convict' nam was ''Sonny" Ander
son, colored, sentenced from St. Louis In
1MM to serve four year for assault to
kill. He had been on what ia termed the
"cranky list" for several day and had
been kept In a cell. He was let out this
morning with the other prisoners, but aoon
afterward Guard Wood waa ordered to
put him back Into the cell. Anderson re
fused to obey, and when the guard slezed
him by tbe arm and ' attcmptesd to force
him Into tbe cell, he drew a knife and
tabbed the guard three times, killing him
Other guards and several convict rushed
to the rescue of Woods. Anderson was
slashing right and left and severly injured
two other convicts, one of them, William
Sheridan, sentenced from St. Loui to serve
ten year for murder, being so seriously
Injured that he will probably die. William
Rockwell, sentenced from Petti county for
robbery, waa stabbed, but not seriously
Anderson then seized a hose and directed
a stream of water on those who attempted
to capture him. Dropping the hose, he
threw buckets and anything he could lay
his hands on and made his way Into the
yard. It was found Impossible to capture
blm alive, and guard Anally shot him to
Ouard Woods waa formerly a sheriff of
Macon county, Missouri, and three months
ago lie was appointed a prison guard.
FATHER KILLS HIS DAUGHTER
Mlas Townsend of P.verett, Mass., "hot
Three Hoara Before Time 91
for Her Marriage.
EVERETT, Mass.; March S8. Less than
three hours before the time set for her
wedding today Pansy IS. Townsend was
shot and mortally wounded by her father,
Joseph Pi Townsend, In their home in this
city. ToWnsend then ended his life with a
Miss Townsend was to have been married
to Francis K. Perry at G o'clock tonight.
The only clue to the cause of the tragedy
was a note written by Townsend. It was
dated today and read:
At 3:) I have taken my daughter's life
and my own. I do this rather than see
her the wife of Francis Perry.
So far as Is known Townsend had noth
ing against Perry and the supposition Is
that Townsend' mind was unbalanced by
reason of his love for his daurhler and his
j brooding over the prospect of separation
. from her.
Way and Mean Committee Will Be
Asked to Recommend Aboli
tion of Tax.
WASHINGTON, March 38,-The free al
cohol subcommittee of the house committee
on way and means today agreed to report
a free alcohol bill to the full committee
Wednesday next. The feature of the bill
Is that It takea th Internal revenue tax
off denatured domestic alcohol for tech
nical uses. Including lighting, heating and
motor uses. The bill la to go Into effect
three month from the date of It puaitage.
The detail of Its administration ar loft
with the Treasury department.
It Is predicted th effect of the bill will
be a revolution la heating, lighting and
furnishing fuel for rotora, a alcohol will
be cheapvr than kerosene oil or gasolln
snd can be made from any graln vegetable,
root or fruit containing starch.
VOTE ON THE RATE BILL
Mr. Tillman Will Ask the Senate to 8et
Time for Final Action.
MANY AMENDMENTS ARE SUBMITTED
Principal peerhes of the Par
Are by OTermnn and Teller
everal .Minor Dills
WASHINGTON, March J, There waa a
hint In the senate today at ah effort to
fix a time for a ttnsl vote on the railroad
rate bill, but It was surrounded by such
clrcumKtancrs and doubt that no prediction
aa to the time would be Justified. Mr. Till
man stated that he would bring the matter
up In the senate tomorrow and unless ob
jection was then made he may ask to have
a day specified.
The suggestion aa to time arose In con.
nectlon with the more or less serious effort
on the part of, a number of senators to
secure Immediate consideration of amend
ments offered by themselves. Mr. Tillman
resisted ail attempts of that klud in the,
alienee of many senators, saying that
votes ought not to be taken without full
notice to senators. Among the provisions
Hy Mr. Foraker Prohibiting the Issuance
of pannes, by Mr. Scott compelling rail
roaus to connect with other ruiiroaos, and
by Mr. Culberson, Oenying to interstate
roads the privilege, ot maalng campaign
Mr. Overman made a general speech In
support of the bill and Mr. Teller spoke
at length against undue haste In consider
ing the question.
When the senate opened today Mr. Till
man presented a letter from Millard F. Sny
der of Clarksburg, W. Va., relating to the
discriminations of railroads In that state
against Independent coal operators by the
Baltimore- A Ohio Railroad company. The
letter began by stating that the people of
West Virginia had begun to look upon Mr.
Tillman as their senator. .
The following bills were passed:
Granting right-of-way through Fort
Keogh military reservation In Montana to
the Chicago. Milwaukee & HI. Paul Rail
Amending the law relative to the allot
ment or lands In tne Flathead Indian reser
vation In Montana.
Address by Mr. OTermnn.
Mr. Overman then addressed the senate
on the railroad rate bill, announcing his
Intention to support the house bill, with
some amendments, "which would strengthen
He expressed aprirchendlon that unless
there was some wise legislation the result
would be government ownership. Mr. Over
man declared that the roads by wMielr ' dis
crimination were driving many men out of
business. Mr. Overman objected to the use
of the words "fairly remunerative" as de
scriptive of railroad rates, because it would
Involve complications uml misconception.
'Why not," he usked. "adopt 1 the lan
guage of the constitution?"
Mr. Overman asserted -that the entire
railroad system of the country wa con
trolled by six eommiastons, and further
more, that they were so blended In effect
that they were practically one concern.
"They are so banded and bound to-
tVtUdr'fcy etie;trrthii for oiutvml .ad
vantage, as to constitute one gigantic
entity," lie added.
' Mr. Overnn spoke an hour.. Mr. Till
man made' an effort to get the senate' to
fix the time for taking a vote. ' Mr. Kean
arose while Mr. Tillman was speaking and
the South Carolina senator addressed his
remarks to'hlin. The New Jersey senator
declared that he had no desire to hinder
the fixing of a time for voting, but On
the contrary would help to get a day fixed
as soon as those who wanted to speak have
had an opportunity to do ho.
Foraker Unbuilt Amendment.
Mr. Foraker then presented his amend
ment prohibiting the Issuance by the rail
road companies of passes and extending
the prohibition to passes for the cars of
officials of one railroad over other lines,
and he asked Mr. Tillman If he would not
Mr. Tillman replied that 'it he had the
committee with him hu would accept the
amendment, but he thought that it would
be better to paas an original bill "which
we could send on Its way rejoicing to
the other house so as to avoid the melee
In which the rate bill la sure to be In
volved." After further dlscUHSiou Mr. Tillman sug
gested that the amendment go over. Mr.
Foraker consented, but added that It was
his intention to press it.
Mr. Scott called attention to his amend
ment compelling railroads ' to make busi
ness connections with other lines and aaked
Mr. Tillman to accept It. The reply in
this case was. similar to that made in the
ftist case, Mr. Tillman saying that he
would accept it If he could, but that he
had no authority to do so. A dlscunelon
over this point followed. Mr. Tillman ex
preed his disapproval of the pre.ent
method of voting on the bill and all amend
ments at the same time and said that
when a time was fixed for voting on the
railroad bill he would ask that the vote
begin on the amendments two or three
days In order to permit of explanation.
Campaign Knnd Amendment.
Mr. Culberson asked to have his amend
ment prohibiting railroads and other cor
porations from making contributions to
campaign funds considered und Indicated
a desire to ee an immediate vote. - Mr
Tillman expresred the opinion that owing
to the absence of many senators there
should be no vote on any amendment and
Mr. Culberson asvented to this decision as
Mr. Tillman responded that he would to
morrow ark the senate to set a time to
vote and that when thar decree was Is
sued he would prepare an order of pro
ceeding for submlxelnn to the aenute.
Mr. Teller referred to the pressure for
action, but expressed the opinion that the
senate should not be Influenced by public
clamor. "On one thing we may be cer
tain." he said, "and that is that some rate
bill will become a law before the final
adjournment of congress."
The Colorado senator expressed the opin
ion that no senator was opposed to a re
view of the decisions of the Interstate
Commerce commission by the courts. The
difference of opinion referred only to the
method of proceeding. He proceeded to
the charge that many of the senators were
railroad attorneys and added:
"I have no doubt that a large number of
senators have been railroad attorneys and
possibly some of them hare been railroad
presidents. Before coming to the senate
I was myself an attorney for a railroad
and also president of a small road, but sev
ered both connections uon entering the
senate. 1 have no prejudice against rail
roads, bui, on the contrary, acknowledge
their Instrumentality in building up the
country. I do not Intend that any demand
from anybody shall cause me to do any
Injustice either to the mads or the ship-
iContluued ou Second Page.)
PUTER DRAWS A REVOLVER
Man Wanted In lrnon for Land
Fronds Karaprn After Bring
ROH TON. March Pi -Stephen A. I.
Filter of Ran Francisco, who Is wanted by
the Unite ffiate government In the hvnd
fraud eases In Oregon., was srrcsted here
tonlaht hy United Slates Marshsl W. H.
Punis of, Washington, 1. C but after
being in custody rtm than half an hour
Purer drew it revolver and succeeded In
escaping. It is al'eged that the Oregon
state authorities want Puter. who was
a broked. In connection with the forgeries
of school certificates Involving I7o.0li. Mar
shal Burns was detailed by the government
at Washington t come to Boston and
search for Pbter. 11" located him and
waited at the . Fenway branch postnfflce,
where learned Puter ws In the habit of
calling for mail addressed to "John H.
Puter agreed to accompany Burns to a
private room in the postofllce. Burns
underrtood that Superintendent Swift o
the branch office had gone for the police,
but it developed later that Swift did not
understand that Burns wanted the assist
ance of the police. Supposing that two
officers were outside the building the mar
shal placed Puter under arrest and took
him to the sidewalk. After asking a
question or two about 'his removal to
Washington the prisoner suddenly drew a
revolver and levelling It at the marahall'a
head exclaimed : "I'll kill you, Burns, If
yo udare to. move."
The crowd about the two men was quite
dense, but fell away rapidly at the ap
pearance of the revolver, but Burns, al
though considerably older than his pris
oner. Jumped at him and pushed up his
hand. Puter struggled and succeeded In
pointing the muzzle of the revolver at
Burns' breast for a second time. Again
the officer closed with his man. but he
could not wrench the weapon away. Puter
flnaly got free Trom the grasp of the mar
shal and gradually backed away with the
revolver still pointed at Burps. He sud
denly turned and darted down the street,
folowed by the officer and many other per
sons. The fugitive, however, escaped.
MURDERED MAN IDENTIFIED
Body Pound In Troak nt Stockton,
Cat., la that of 4lhrrt X.
SAN FRANCISCO. March ao.-The mys
tery connected with the finding of the dead
body of Albert N. McVlcar in a trunk at the
Southern Pacific station at Stockton on
Saturday nfght has practically been solved.
The identification of th body yesterday,
coupled with the fact that a woman who
passed as McVicar's wife, but whose real
name is Mrs. Emma. Led out. had left Stock
ton shortly after the tragedy, wa followed
today by the arrest of the woman at Antl
och ln'Contra Costa iounty. .Mr. Ledoux
made the following statement; , ,
We had all been drinking and McVlcar
and I were drunk. McVlcar bad tots of
money and Joe Miller gave blm carbolic
acid. Then I don't know Just what hap
pened. Miller and I put the body In the
trunk and sent It to th depot.
Miller got all the inney und I do not
know how much therewaa, but he got It.
The local police lewrned Uiut Mra. Ledoux
wajislled Itf Td idty in Saturday night
by Joseph Healy, a plumber, and he admit
ted to them that ho did so In response to
a telegram from Mrs. Ledoux. whom he
had known for several year, He said:
I remained at the lodging house quite late
Saturday 'night and went back again Sun
day. 1 waa sitting in the ladies' parlor
reading when I happened to notice the story
of the Stockton murder. 1 told her it was
a terrible thing. She was very cool and
aald. "It waa."
Then 1 did not know It was McVlcar- who
had been killed so I asked her what had be
come of McVlcar. She said hu had died at
Sonora and that McVlcar brother hud
shipped the body to Ltonver. She also
toid me McVlcar had a 15,000 Insurance
policy that had hceii made out to her aa
Healy visited police headquarters volun
tarily. The police believe his story and find
a motlv for the Stockton crime In the ref
erence to the insurance policy on McVlcar'a
life and the money he was known to possess.
Will you Kelp with the
ivew Y. W. C. A. building?
The Omaha Bee Offer:
We will give toward the'Y. W. C. A. building fund 25 per cent of
all cash In the aums of $1.00 or more received for new subscripUona to
The Omaha Bee morning, evening or Sunday editions and 10 per
rent of all prepaid aubHcrlptlona In amounta of $1.00 or more from our
old subscriber. Ko payment will be accepted as prepayment until all
arrearages have been paid to date.
A $6.00 payment on a new subscription
yields $1.50 to the Y. W. C. A. fund.
If all our subscriber! will prepay
their subscription one year the per
cent for the Y. W. C. A. WILL
AMOUNT TO OVEH $15,000.
WILL YOU DO YOUR. PART?
Old Subscriber's Coupon
Enclosed please find $ to
prepay my subscription. It ia understood that 10 per cent of -this pay
ment la for the i
W. C. A. Uulldlng
New Subscriber's Coupon
1 hereby subscribe to Tha Evening and Sunday Bee at 10 cents a
week for weeks and enclose $
in payment of same. It U understood that 25 per cent of this payment
ia for the Y. W. C. A. Building Fund.
LET EVERYBODY HELP
BURKETT MAKES A DENIAL
Saja Ha Eat Alwaja Favored and Worked
for a Judicial Division Bill.
MORE TIME FOR LIVE STOCK IN TRANSIT
Opening of Shoshone Reservation la
Delayed Bill to Be Reported to
the Senate to Repeal Timber
and Stone Arts.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. March 28. tPpeclnl Tele
gram.) Ex-Bcnatnr Dietrich, In. n Inter
view recently In Lincoln, said that Senator
Burkett had heretofore opposed a bill di
viding Nebrnska Into two Judicial districts,
and cited Commissioner Warner, formerly
of the house Judiciary committee, as au
thority for the statement.
Regarding this Interview Senator Hu.--ett
said today: "I bellrve Senator Dle
.ilcn Is too generous In his disposition to
want to misrepresent nny one, and there
fore I Just supposed It was a Joke or mis
take on his part or on the part of the re
porter to connect me with opposition to
"Among the first bills I Introduced when
I came to congress waa one to create a
new district In Nebraska, and I .have been
trying to pass ' one ever since. My first
day In congress was December's, 1W, and
on December T following I introduced a
division bill, and I have been favoring it
ever lnce. .
"I have appeared before the Judiciary
committee and filed data In support of such
a bill. The records, I think, will fully ac
quit me of the charge of ever opposing the
Commissioner Warner, who Is mentioned
In Senator Dietrich' Interview as stating
that Burkett opposed the bill, was shown
the statement ot Senator Dietrich and said:
"Burkett never opposed the bill to my
knowledge, but on the contrary appeared
before the committee and urged that It re
port the bill favorably to the house."
More Time for Cattle- In Trnnalt. .
The house committee on Interstate and
foreign commerce today decided to report
the bill regarding the number of hours cat
tle and sheep may be kept upon trains while
In transit to market. The shippers have
wanted the time extended so that they
might make a train run of thirty-six houin
without stopping for feed and water. The
existing law compels them to stop at the
end of every twenty-eight hours." The com
mittee in Its report leaves the question en-
'Irely within the discretion of the secretary
)t agriculture to make such regulations as
be deems proper for the care of animals In
transit. Secretary Wilson, in his testi
mony before the ' committee, stated he aid
not think thirty-six hours too long a time
under favorable conditions, from which It
may be concluded that If the bill becomes
a law he win make suitable regulations
covering the extension asked by the cattle
men. Delay la Shoshone Opening;.
The Joint resolution extending the time
for opening of the Shoshone or Wind Ttlver
Indian reservation to white settlement ha
passed both houses and become a law. The
extension is made purely, because In early
JunetUe J-fathetJn,,tbUi soctkm of Wyom
ing Is uflsetVled and i of the addTtlonai" rea
son that ' two railroad are now building
branches to connect with the border of
the new white man' country, which will,
when completed, greatly facilitate the hand
ling of the great number of prospective et
tlcrs whom it Is expected will take advant
age of the opening of this new country.
Repeal Timber and Stone Act.
The senate committee on public lands
today decided to report a bill repealing
tbe twnber and stone act. Under the orig
inal timber and stone act it Is alleged that
vast area of timbered land have passed
to the lumber corporations. At th same
time It I conceded the law ha been
beneficial In enabling settler to acquire
homes. The bill decided upon today pro
vides for the disposal of timber at public
or private sale after appraisement and
(Continued on Third Page.)
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST I
Partly Clnndy Tacada) and Wrdnrs
Temperature nt Omaha elerdet
. . 4
. . to
. . :tn
. . 1 H
. . an
. . :i
, . .IT
1 p. m .
il t. in .
: p. m .
4 p. m .
ft p. m .
H p. ni ,
T n. ni .
N p. m .
ft p. m .
a . m .
a. m .
7 a ni .
n a. m .
n a. m .
IO a. m.
It a. in .
13 m.. . .
CHICAGO SHIPPERS PROTEST
Insist St. Irnls Una an Advnntaae In
Shlpmenta to the Missouri
CHICAGO, March W. (Special Telegram.)
Kxecutlve officials of the western rail
roads were surprised ynday to receive
notice from the Chicago Commercial asso
ciation tlnt they were dissatisfied with the
ratio of rates between Chicago and Mis
souri points as compared with the rates
enjoyed by St. Louis.
The notice of the Chicago shippers was
sent to the executive committee of the
Western Trunk Line association and asks
for a conference at which the Chicago men
may plead their cause. At the same time
the organisation has tiled a new schedule
of rates ns the basis upon which they
wish to argue. This basis reduces the
differential which now exists In the local
Chicago-Missouri river rate and the St.
Irfvuls-Mlesourl river rate to the same basis
of differentials which exist in the New
York-St. Iouls and the New York-Chicago
The executive officials of the western
roads will meet tomorrow to consider the
Missouri river proposition.
W. H. Hosmer, to whom the question
was referred for the checking up of the
rates to see how widespread the reduc
tion, would be. has finished his work. R
was learned In the afternoon that the
proposition will not carry, even the 8t.
Paul having withdrawn Its support Wfter
seeing how far-reaching the effect would
It Is declared that IK.OOO.OOO Is a con
servative estimate of what the railroads
would lose if the proposed reduction In
the rate between the Mississippi river and
Missouri liver from 90 cents to 40 cents
should be made.
IOWA MEN BURN TO DEATH
P. S. McOnlre and K. M. Van Horarm
Inelnrrnted Along Ith Car
load of l.lve Stork.
FARGO, N. D., March 26 Two men,
eight horses and a cow were roasted to
death In a freight car near Gardner station,
twenty mile north of here yesterday. The
men were en route from their homes In
Ayrshire, la., to Williams county. North
Dakota, where one of the party, P. 8. Mc
Gulre, had bought a farm last fall.
Owing to the inclement weather the doors
of the car had been kept closed and a light
waa obtained from a lantern suspended
from the colling of the -car.
. In some manner the lantern became un
fastened and, falling to the floor, exploded.
Instantly the hay on the floor of the, car
caitght Brr, B,nd.U car. wa coBVrtcd Into
a rearing formic, p' Sv McCluIro aud K. N.
Van llurwm were burned to death. Mo
Gittre'a son succeeded In fighting his way
through tbe flame to the door and escaped,
seriously burned. .
OMAHA - GIRL WINS HONORS
Has a Leading Part
lege Piny Give
BOSTON. Maa.. March -(Special Tele-
gram.)-Miss Oetrude B. White of Omaha
had one of the y.adlng part, in the new
, -ci o-u-..n hv m-.ii,w
college girls thl. evening in the "Barn."
under the auspices of -The Barnstormer,."
a college dramatic society. Mis. White
.u. ...i. .., r.u,.;..,o . air.- hi
gulsed a. a butterfly, who breaks the soell
' . ...., i... ... m-.r Prl,,r. 7rr Mi
I White elicited much applause for her grace
munpTiv-.v M.-eb -mn.,i,l
Te.r.m .UMl Anna Johnson, an A. B.
! graduate of the I'nlverslty of South Da
kota, 190X: M. 8. of the I'nlverslty of lown,
1H. and A. M., Radcllffe, 1905, has Just
been awarded the Alice Freeman Pahuc-r
lcuunBiiii , ...... j v ..... . -. . " ' .
WINDSTORM IN OKLAHOMA
I Three Person Serlonsly Hnrt
Many Buildings Damaged In
Vlelnlty of Billings.
1 the services at the residence. The parlor,
! I'KRRV, Okl., March .-Three p-tsouc j where the Ixidy rested, was literally filled
i sustained severe Injuries and thousands ; wifh floral pieces and more i simply r
! of dollars' worth of property wns de- tanged cut flowers. Kcv. Michael 1. Hlritch
I stroyed In a tornado that struck the neigh- of the Catholic church read in Latin and
j borhood south of Billings, Okl.. late gun- ; English a few brief prayer and BlbllraJ
I day night. I quotations. Standing at the foot of the
j Mr. and Mr. James Ruell were critic- j canLf-t ho eiioke for a few moment con
; ally hurt aa they lay in bed. The home ; corning Mayor Moores. He said he would
(was literally blown to pieces over their j refrain from eulogy atid touch only upou
i heads and they were hurled In the rulm. I the spiritual side of his last days. At the
I Mrs. Hnm Merryfleld sustained serious In- same time he found words of praise for
Juries in a similar manner.
The cloud was seen first south of Bill-
ings. It split, part of the funnel going
toward Bed Bock and the other swooping
I down north of C'efes.
j CANNOT SEE HARRY ORCHARD
t.ootllna Kaia a Com-
milters Will Be Allowed
Talk nllh Prisoner.
BOISK, Idaho. March tti. Governor Good
ing today received from New York a tele
gram lieaiing the slgnnture of John C.
CliHse, former mayor of Haverhill. Mass,,
and staling that a committee representing
a large number of labor unions would l-ar
iNew York at once to her the confessions" ,m,c """ "''"ry km
iof Hairv Orchard and Bteve Adams, as re- lo ll- he W14" told hi
1 lated to the detectives and prosecuting mil- I '" "our was near, after a little struggl.,
cere. Oovei nor Gooding has authorised no
proposition of this kind and no commit lee
will be l-rinttl"d to see Orchard or Adams.
More nt Armnnr.
nEATKICKk Neb.. March iKpeclsil
Telegram.) The general store of Parks A i
Bogue at Armour was destroyed by fire j
hi. T K . . . . . . . ...1 V . . .
,, , , ,. . ....
gasoline lamp exploding while one of I the
clerk, wa. in the act of filling It. Is,
I5.U. with I3.CO0 Insurance.
Indiana High Hcha-ol Bnlldlng.
. MAKION lnd.. March I lie high echoed
building burned today. Lufs, TB.ui.
Lieutenant Moald a Trial.
I.KAVENWORTH, Kan. March K-The
trial of lieutenant W. H Mould of th
Kixhtnent n infantry, rharged with dupli
cation of pay vouoiiti, begaa at rurt
(JJYS CHIEF AT REST
Mayor Frank E. Moores Buried with Oifio
Honor at Prospoct Hill.
OMAHA REVERENTLY BOWS IN SORROW
Ton Thousand People of All Clasaei Pay
Their Final Tribute,
RICH AND POOR, OLD AND YOUNG AT BIER
Body in State at City Hall ii Viewed by
FATHER STfllTCH 7 ADMINISTERS RITES
Iftinsrd Baldrlate Prononnrra Eulogy
and Inder Weeping Skies Body
of Chief r.iecutlt e la Born
to the Tomb. "
Ten thousand persons of both sexe and
all ates and conditions Went to the city
hall yesterday afternoon through a heavy
downpour, half rnln nnd half snow, driven
sharply by a cutting north wind, and passed
before the bier of the late mayor, Frank
It Is not recorded that there ever was In
Omaha a more Impressive manifestation of
public rtgard than that given to the first
chief magistrate of the city to die In office.
Merchants, bunkers, politicians, churchmen,
housewives, school children, students, beg
gars, laborers, old and young, composed the
long line that never ceased forming from 1
until S o'clock.
The tormbcaten streets outside were
crowded with them. At times they stood
In masse half a block on either side ol tho
Bceae at the Bier.
There was more than one affecting- scene
aa the throng tiled past the fhvg.draped
casket, one well known liquor dealer
paused, made the sign of the crua. dropped
to his knees and wild a prayer. Women
and men, too, let tears ail on the glaaa
between ohclr.eye and the shrunken and
pallid countenance pt a man whom moet
of them remembered a a magnificent ex
amplo of physical manhood, -The lip of
old and poorly clad ' wnraetl moved and
trembled a they hcsitAtcd' long enough to
beseech a divine mercy. ' Hardened ex
ampler of worldly lire and venerabU and
honored men of affairs followed on an-. '
other with ober mien and downcast ye.
School girls, books in arm. and lada steal
ing a moment from their work, Vsast gtauoes
of compassion on the lifeless form. It wu
a most cosmopolitan concourse.
Flag at Half.Maat.
The flags on the city hall god court .
houso, the police and fire sta'Wpns and at
every school building fluttered fi halt mast, f
The city hall and public library were closed
all day and the district courts and county
office from 11 o'elock,' Remembering that
the late executive, wa a railroad agent for
many years all the railway city ticket of
fice wer closed from noon until 8 o'clock.
Tho saroon keepers discontinued buslrevw .
foraaJuiur, x noon. Natrve, born. pdd1fr.
and hucksters refialncd froul work all daj,'-'
At the Utree flra stai
of the funerjr proce
Rnd Harruy streets,
At the three, lira stations along til rout-i
rocesslon. at Eighteenth
Sixteenth' and laard
and Twenty-fourth and Cuming streets, the
companies stood at attention when tho
hearse passed, hnd the door of the houses
were thrown open and the apparatus ex
Civic and Military Honors.
tl le funeral began shortly after li
o'clock and lasted during th afternoon.
"J"! be'"'f Bl P-pect Hill. Civic and
1,Ur' "T'V "!By0r-
H,s rrd ' ihei his career
' Pul,llc cffloor botl vera properly rec-
" A the residence. 17 South Eight-
e1) , r""0"' ceremony wa. held,
At th c hall, where for the first time
Btte runeral took place, a eulogy was
i Ponced by Howard II. Baldrige and the
civic ana semi-
military charucter. At the grave a fare
well salute waa fired by a squad from
I Company I. Second Nebraska National
UHrd' 8nd "P" by the bugler.
Marked hy Simplicity.
Throughout, the final honor to the dead
were characterized by simple dignity. No
band of music wa In the cortege In ac
cord with the wliiliea of th family. Mr.
Baldrige was only a short time In (peak
ing and otherwise during the two hours
the body remained til the city hall ro-
1 tunda there wu no other sign or sound
j than the swiftly moving line of people.
Relatives, close friends, old acqaalntanc.es
and city officials formed those present at
' the character, manhood and personality
1 of the departed,
"It Is a sens of peraonal loss that Is
j weighing your hearts," aald the priest,
, "When we reoall that the citizens of
, Omaha had chosen hlni as their chief mag-
"te three successive time, when a
I recall the energy and vigor with which ho
pel formed his duties his cheerfulness nnd
optimism, it is not strange lhat w feci
Dies Brne and at Pence.
"I urn able to give you a most consoling
and gailHfactury account of the major s
spiritual life during his last day. He
had a long and hard struggle and h bote
' It manfully and courageously aa he waa
1 accustomed to -bearing all thlnga in life.
I wml ""-'""'u iu-ai sin
ruerenuy me supreme win or una. ne
surrendered to his God as every ressoua
ble man must do. When he had- turned
from his many earthly cares he recognised
intensely his relation to God. lb was
perfectly willing to obey Ills will. With
wonderful tenderness In his olce he spoke
1 of his wife as having been an angel to Mm.
I We discussed the church and It services
and It was nut long before the mayor
I preached to me more eloquently than I
c'jld "I " ' '-
; """ lat, ",u 'r. that I...
j wameu iu uu me win ui uwi ana ds per
fectly resigned to all God desired. I can
give the assurance that his soul was pie
lred for the other life.''
A quartet composed of Mi. Thomas J.
Kelly, Mtsa Anne Bishop, Mr. Ellis and
Mr. Jesscn saug the word of "Jesua
Lover of My Soul' to the tun of the
"Bpanlah t'UaCt ' of jiuKOSilaD utaja.
Powered by Open ONI