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KSTABLLSTTED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL
ELECTION IN RUSSIA?6 WITHJLEXIC0 GR0WS
St Petersburg; Will Choose Elector to
Municipal Congress Today.
ALL BUSINESS WILL BC SUSPENDED
Men Chosen Today Will Elect Sii Member!
CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRATS STRONG
Tbeir Arresiireneu Compali Moderates
and ConBerratiTet to Unite.
LIBERAL CANDIDATES AT ODESSA JAILED
MxtyMx Men Presented by the Work,
mm Aro Arrested m Voter Or
dercd to Select Renotlonnrle
to Represent Them.
hT PETERSBURG. April 1. Tomorrow
the city of St. Petersburg will choose elec
tor" to the municipal congress, which In
turn will elect six members to the national
parliament. The banks ' will be closed and
business suspended In order to give voters
an opportunity to cast their ballots.
Many rumors are afloat to the effect thnt
the revolutionists Intend to create disorders
and throw bombs In the polling places with
the purpose ot discrediting; the elections,
but the authorities declare that nothing of
the sort will take place. .
The close of the campaign was marked
by great activity and considerable excite
ment, but these did not compare with the
Hemes at American political meetings.
Hrecches were prohibited, but hundreds of
thousands of circulate were mailed to the
voters, and the constitutional democrats
employed the expedient of dspatchtng their
reading matter by messengers In order that
It would bo sure to reach the persons to
whom H was sent. The newspapers aro
JJled with appeals to tho voters.
Parties Pool Strength.
The strength of the constitutional demo
crata has compelled the moderates and con
servatives to pool l.ssui'S and the Octobcr-
ists and progressive economists, and the
law and order and trade and Industrial par
ties have put In tho field a "block" ticket.
Nevertheless, the constitutional democrats
claim a certain and sweeping victory and
the Indications are that they will carry the
lay." They enjoy the advantage of playing
"their cards above board, having openly an
uounccd thnt their delegates are pledged
to vote for six of the following nine candi
date for Parliament: M. Kedrine, the well
known lawyer; M. Rodichcff, a member of
the executive committee of the bar associa
tion; M. PrtrunkVvitch, a brother of Ivan
' Petrunkcvltch, the acmstvolst o Tver; M.
Naboukoff, leader of the liberal party;
M. Kedorolt and Kaarleff.
The "block.", on the contrary. Is carefully
concealing the names of their parliament
ary .candidates and are contenting them
selves with the publication of a list of their
1(0 candidates to the municipal congress.
Jt la ,vjdnt they, ear, yint' If ' the names
are revealed the radicals will concentrate
U defeat them by rallying to the cry ot
'"The emperor arid the liberty and In
tegrity of Russia's party," a so-called party
' ot democratic reforms, has thrown In Its
lot With the constitutional democrats. The
reactionaries, realising that It Is too dan
gerous to be divided In strength, have not
placed a ticket in the field and will voto
for the "block.
With the exception of the Novoe Vremya
and Slovo, which aro supporting the
"block," all the newspapers have declared
for the constitutional democrats. Tho
Novoe Vremya viciously attacks the parlia
mentary candidates Ot the constitutional
democrats, characterizing them as "rerie-
grades" and "Poles.
The city of St. Petersburg Is divided Into
jwelve districts, each with a single polling
f tlHre. which electa f mm flva tn twenlv
JIB. -i-i .. tofc. i .,m . .
, uririKuis Alio win nut w uuvu Hum
f ft m n S TV m.
Father Gapon. In a tetter to the procura
tor, says ha ' Is only living In St. Peters
burg by tolerance, and demands to be put
' on trial. In order to defend his honor and
legalise his status, or, If guilty, to be con
demned. ' Odessa Liberals Arrested.
ODESSA, April 1. On the eve of the
i parliamentary elections among the work
f men ot sixty-six factories, all the sixty
six candidates were arrested because they
displayed too liberal tendenctea and the
authorities directed the voters to choose
iUer candidate belonging to the reaction
Vrof. Ivan Mlchaelovitch Zanlchevsky,
rector of the university here, will be placed
on trial before the senate. He la charged
with organising the student militia which
defended the Jews during the massacres
Governor General Kaulbara haa prohibited
all electlon"tneetlngs, alleging that ho tears
disorders might result. '
Oetoberlata Capture BkaterlnoalaT.
KKATEIUNOSLAV, April l.-The Oe
toberlata captured the city elections by
electing to the municipal congress forty-
seven ot Its delegates, as against thirteen
constitutional democrats, fifteen Jews and
CRON8TADT. April L Father John Ber-
gleff, better known as Father John of
Cronstadt, was attacked In the cathedral
here today while descending from the altar
to administer the sacrament. His assailant
struck at him with a loaded cane, but
Father John dodged the blow, which
smashed the cup. The man was arrested.
The penalty for violation of the sacrament
In Russia Is death.
May Declaro General Strike.
WARSAW, April 1. The revolutionists
here have announced their Intention to de
clare a general strike In order to prevent
the government frgm contracting a new
PRUSSIA . IS JT0 TRY POLES
Prominent Persona Aro . Aeenaed of
Taklntf Part la I naathorlsed
IJKRLJN. April 1. tBpeclal Cablegram
to The Bee.) An Important political trial
1 announoed which will be certain to at
tract wide attention. The Polish Prince
Kosclolakl, with twenty-one associataa,
among them being three members of th
Polish party In the Reichstag, will be tried
at Gnesen for unlawful association lu
helr endeavors to advanca the Polh na
tionalist causa. A large number id wit
nrscs will be examined to prof. nat
prlilee Kosclolakl and his frler-'ls held
meeting not sanctioned by the police and
that the speeches made at these meetings
were dangerous to the unity of ti king
dvm of Prussiav
with outer Republic
'eases Fire Fold to Twenty
J, NGTON. April 1 A bulletin ls-
-e Department of Commerce and
i-k that the trade of the United
Mexico in the fiscal year 15
l value $92,Cy.000, as compared
to in ISO and lis.oon.ooo In
'loo' total Imports of mer
m per cent Is drawn from the
Unlteo States, and of Its total exports 71
per Cent Is sent to the United States. No
other country except Canada draws so
large a percentage of Its imports from the
United States as does Mexico and no other
country except Cuba sends so large a
percentage of its exports to the United
States as does Mexico. Estimates made
by American consular representatives and
others and by persons In the United 8tates
familiar with the subject, the bulletin
rays. Indicate that fully $1,000,000,000 of
capital from this country Is now invested
In Mexico, Canada and Cuba, of which
about one-half Is in Mexico.
Imports from Mexico of sisal grass in
19(6 amounted to nearly tl5,0u0,000 and of
copper In various, shapes to over C5,000.0UO.
Tho copper is brought here for smelting
and refining processes and the extraction
of the precious metals which It contains.
Iron and steel manufactures exported. to
Mexico In 105 aggregated over, $12,000,000
out of a total of M6,0m.0UO of exports.
MEXICO CITY, April l.-The Treasury
department has Just published statistics of
foreign trade for the first Ave months of
the current fiscal year, from July to No
vember last. Imports amounted to T7,
153.846, a decrease over the corresponding
period of the previous fiscal year of
13,142,275. The total of exports was J!f.
i'M.K', an increase over the corresponding
period of the previous fiscal year of
MEXICAN CONGRESS . OPENS
President Dins In His Message flays
Ers of Prosperity Is Hue to
.MEXICO CITY. April 1. President Dial
opened the spring session of congress this
evening. In his semi-annual message he
states that the government will Instruct
delegates to the Pan-American congress
to be held at Rio Janeiro in July.
The Mexican Senate has approved .the
adhesion of Mexico to the terms. of the
Geneva conference respecting neutrality of
hospitals in time of war and the govern
ment signified Its willingness to take part
In the proposed second peace congress at
The Hague. President Dlas states the
foreign relations of Mexico are 'most sat
isfactory. Much attention In the message Is . de
voted to sanitary matters and to the cam
paign against yellow fever on the coast
and to typhus fever In the capital city. The
message shows that great : progress has
been made In mining, agriculture, harbor
Improvements and railway construction.
Notwithstanding a loss of a part of tho
wheat and ma lie crops and more espe
cially of wheat, business transactions of
all kinds have been- mors active than ever.
The. era of, prosperity rin th republlo Is
largely due- to the monetary reform which,
among ether happy results, has powerfully
stimulated the Investment of foreign capi
tal. Military and naval matters are dealt with
at length. The army shows much progress
on modern lines.
The message Is a strong, businesslike doc
ument and confirms the opinion of bank
ers and others that the country has en
tered on a period of great business activ
GOVERNOR IDE INAUGURATED
Sew Executive of Philippines In
ducted Into Office with Military
and Clvlo Pomp.
MANIUA. April 1. The Inaugural cere
monies In connection with the Induction of
Henry C. Ide Into the office ot governor
general took place today with civic and
military display. Three thousand troop of
all arms attended and the marble hall of
the Ayuntamlento, the official home of the
governor general, was thronged with thou
sand of cttlxena of all classes, while army
and naval officers, consular officers. Cap
tain Bhlmamura and staff of the Japanese
navy, all In full uniform, added brilliancy
to an Impressive scene.
The oath of office 'wo administered by
Chief Justice Cayetano Arellano of the
In the Inaugural address Governor Gen
eral Ide said in part:
The policlea of President MeKlnley and
President Roosevelt and of Secretary of
war Tart win be our policy. The Philip
pines must be the Philippine for the Fill
plnoa. This duty we have Assumed. The
tariff barriers existing between the home
country and our Islands will be broken
Governor General Ide laid great stress on
the possibility of advancement of agrlcul
ture. He praised the work of the constaba
lary, the army and navy officials and the
various federal bureaus. The addresa con
cluded with a summary of the policy of the
new Insular administration and of the in
tentlons for the betterment of the island
and the people.
FRENCH STRIKERS ARE QUIET
Threats Made Against Miner at Work
Kent to That Vlelalty.
LENS. France. April 1. The striking coal
mine is ot this district were comparatively
calm today. There Is, however, great In
dlgnatlon against th Brua miners who
continue working, notwithstanding the
threats of violence. The troops have been
reinforced In that vicinity In order to pre.
vent collisions, but no display ot force has
The body of Botel, the- striker killed yes
terduy by Carron, the man who refused to
join the strikers and was In consequence
attacked at his home nesr Lele. was con.
veyed for burial to a distant village for
the purpose of avoiding violent demonstra
Individual strikers' meetings were held
today. In course of which the determination
was expressed to Insist on the demands
that have been made. The companies hav
not complied to the demand for a resump
tion of negotiations.
ii:r.i3TM or ruono wonts uarthau ar
rived at Courlere today and distributed
the tk-coratlon awarded to the miners who
were taken from the pit last Friday. There
was a touching ceremony at the hosplta
he'.e "Iki miners are under treatment. Th
minister nfierwxrds, wearing a miner
wdrklmt :ostume, deocended Into the mine
from wtuen the wrvtvors escaped and ma
a thori'i(U Ailnadon of It He ".t
neesed tua reo.'.ry uf several bodies
ZIOX REPUDIATES DR. DOWIE
Mau Meeting of the Christian Catholio
Church Deposes Founder.
MRS. DOWIE SAYS HUSBAND IS INSANE
Action Token After Receipt of F.IM-Hundred-Word
Mexico Deposing; Deacon
CHICAGO, Apill l.-At a meeting today
of 5,OfO adherents of the Christian Catholic
church at Zlon City, of which John Alex
ander Dowle Is the founder and first
apostle, Dowle's authority, was repudiated
arrd Wilbur Glenn Vollva, the new leader,
who for some time has been conducting
the affairs of the church, elected In his
stead. Mrs. Dowle also repudiated her
husband and their son. Gladstone Dowle,
cast his lot with his mother and the new
Most of the officials of the church were
present ot the meeting and Dowle was
denounced by many of these as having
wasted their money In extravagance. The
meeting, however, refused to hold that he
had knowingly erred, and John O. Spelcher,
the former overneer and once second In
command to Dowle, who was recently de
posed, peremptorily declared Dowle to be
Says Ilnsband Is Insane.
Mrs. Dowle In her address also upheld
that declaration. The casting off of the
authority of John Alexander Dowle fol
lowed the receipt today of an SOO-word
telegram from Iowle. who is In Mexico,
where he peremptorily ordered the Imme
diate discharge of Deacon Alexander
Grainger, financial manager of Zlon, who
has been one of the most aggressive lend
ers In the effort to place the uffalrs of
the church on n secure foundation. Dowle
also announced In tho telegram that a
letter would follow In which other officers
would be mentioned for dismissal. A meet
ing followed and It was decided to place
the affairs of the church before the mem
bers nnd settle for all time the leader-
hip. The meeting was held this atcr-
inon and Overseer Vollva read the long
elegmni from Dowle. A . few- faint at
empts at applause greeted the reading
which was followed by a storm of cheers
for the new leader of Zlon as he arose
from his chair and advanced to the front
of the platform. He invited Dr. Spelcher,
the former overseer, to come to the plat
form and take a seat.
Vollva Refuses to Obey Order.
Vollva then, amid dead silence, announced
that he refused to remove Alexander Grain
ger from office. This wss the first pub
licly announced defiance by Vollva of the
uthorlty of Dowle. The completion of
Dowle's overthrow as a lender followed
Immediately. One after another, John G.
Spelcher, Mrs. Dowle, wife of the first
apostle. Deacon Yerger of Cincinnati, Over
seer P. E. Cantel and others -denounced
and repudiated the authority and leadership
of Dowle. Although Dowle's authority In
toe church has been repudiated, scores of
Industries and homes of Zlon city stand
on land which is In Dowle's name.
The new leader was born In Indiana In
1S70 and has (men In- tho ministry- af'tao
church since 1899. He was ordained an
overseer In 11 and soon afterward " was
sent to Australia.
GOVERNOR WINTHROP ARRIVES
Executive of Porto Rico Will Appear
Before Insular Affairs Committee
of tho House.
NEW YORK. April 1. Governor Beckman
Wlnthrop of Porto Rico arrived here today
from San Juan and proceeded at once to
Washington,, where he has been summoned
by Secretary Taft to appear before the
Insular affairs committee of the house of
representatives, In relation to Porto Klcan
questions. -Governor Wlnthrop said he
would endeavor to give the committee all
the Information It desired a to affair In
the Island and the general feeling of the
native on questions of public policy.
The chief demands of the people of Porto
Rico are American citizenship and a more
representative form of government- In the
shape of an elective senate, Instead of an
upper house composed of six Americans
and five natives, appointed by the president,
as at present. The six Americans now
serving In the senate are also head of
The Island administration. It Is said, Is
opposed to the elective senate Idea on the
ground that the Island Is not ready for
such a step. Full American citizenship,
however, Is advocated by all, and was sug
gested by President Roosevelt In his im-a
sage to congress December 6, 1903.
OHIO ASSEMBLY TO ADJOURN
Legislature Passes m Number of In
portant Reform Measure Dar
ing It Session.
. COLTTMBUS, O., April I.-Th Ohio gen
eral assembly will adjourn tomorrow until
1906, the term of the member having been
extended as a result of a biennial election
amendment to three years. The present
general assembly,' backed by the reform
sentiment which swept away party line In
the last election, has enacted many reform
measure. Among these are the law pro
viding for J-cent paasenger fares, creating
a atate railroad commission and providing
tor th regulation of freight rates, wiping
out th fee system for the payment cf
county officers and putting them upon
aalary basis, abolishing prison contract
labor and repealing the Inheritance tax law
' The saloon tax haa been Increased from
S250 to 11.000, local municipal option by pet I
tlon. Instead of election haa been provided
and a search and seizure law enacted to aid
the enforcement of the local option laws.
Another Important meaaur prohibits,
under severe penalties, the posting ot In
decent or offensive pictures on billboards
or the exhibition of such pictures In any
manner. Offensive phonographic records
also coma under th ban.
BRIDE AND SUITE ARE FROZEN
Fatal Ending; of Featal Party Which
I I tailed la Saow
kubk, April l. (special cablegram to
The Bee.) A bride and her suite of six peo.
pie have been frozen to death on their way
to the wedding ceremony.
They started for a house in Imapetsu
mura. In the Asmoii prefecture, and en
countered a terrific snowstorm at NUhl
muro. In a short time they were unable to
proceed or retreat .and were covered in by
the snow. .
As they did not arrive at their destination
a search party waa sent out on sledge and
the bride and her companions were found
In the snow rosea tu death.
WILL INVADE VENEZUELA
Oyndleate Preparing- F.sodltton to
Depose f'natro . unit ttsplolt
Resources of Republic.
NEW TORK. April l.-The World to
morrow will say: Ono of the largest trier
chants In New York said last night that
arrangements are being perfected her and
In Paris and London for a diversion In
Venezuela which will annihilate Castro
and open up thnt country to American cap
ital and enterprise. .
A number of rich New 'York merchants
are said to.be Interested In the movement. J
which the promoters declare, will Involve
the employment of 15,000 soldiers and the
expenditure of 15.000,000 In the campaign.
President Castro, If the plans do not go
astray. Is to be either ex polled or de
stroyed, and a native Veneauelan states
man Is lo be installed as his successor. .-
In this connection It Is said that Castro,
anticipating a successful revolution against
him sooner or later, has converted some
of his alleged $40,000,000 fortune Into cash
and has sent It to America, and France.
Carlos B. Ferguerdo, Veneauelan -consul
In New York, said lust night at his home
that he had heard such an expedition was
being organised or promoted, but had
been unable to learn anything definite
about it. He said he had undnrstood shares
In the scheme hud been sold.
"I would like to get hold of -one of those
shares," he said. "I will buy all that are
The consul Inquired eagerly as to the
point the expedition was to (sail from.
The expedition Is to set out. shortly from
Europe in' three large steatnehips, which
are already under contract.) They are to
carry about five thousand volunteers, with
the following arms and ammunition:
Eight thousand Mauser rifles of the latest
pattern, S.4f.0ii0 rounds of cartridges,
500.000 shells, eight rapid fire guns. 8,000
army belts, 1.000 officers' swords, 1,000 offi
cers' revolvers, 4.000 machetes and swords,
together with other supplies.
ALE STUDENTS IN A RIOT
ollce Called to Suppress General
Fight Origin of Which Is Kot
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. April l.-A police
Inquiry is being made into the cause of a
lively disturbance which occurred early
today Just outside of police headquarters
which many scores of Tale undergrad
uates arc thought to have taken part.
Of late there Has been a ' recrudescence of
what are termed'loeally "town and gown".
fights on the city streets, but hone hsve
been serious enough towarrnnt police In
terference until today.
Upon the outbreak of the trouble a squad
of officers rushed out ot police headquar
ters to disperse the crowd, which num
bered several hundred men, boys ' and
women. The officers 'were swept aside and
roughly, handled until they began to Use
their clubs .and, drove group Of the dis
turbers upon the New Haven green. Quiet
was not restored until a hot.'l proprietor
had promised to ball out Ove ."tirtents who
had been arrested. One studei.f was picked
tip unconscious after the figi ? .and' taken
to the police station.
The police are not certain, arletb .tUe
trouble was between slndent tactions
which had' turned out of the nearby hotels
or an attempt of students to -"rush" a
crowd of1 townspeople who hsd been at
a social gathering in a public hall. Sev
eral women who were;caught in the scrim
mage were badly Jostled. -
A street fight In the college district be
tween students and citizens a week ago
was serious enough to be commented upon
by the ,Yle Alumni Weekly, which also
points out that conflicts between the
town and gown" In late years hafe been
NATIONAL MUNICIPAL, LEAGUE
Annual Conference Will Be Held
Atlnntlc City Ist Week In
PHILADELPHIA. April l.-The . annual
conference of tho National Municipal
league, which will be held at Atlantlo City,
April 24 to 27. Is expected to be one of the
most interesting ever held by that organisa
tion. ' Secretary of the Navy Bonaparte.
the president ot the league, will preside.
Among the speakers will be George W.
Guthrie, who was recently elected mayor
of Pittsburg; Mayor Weaver of Philadel
phia and Henry Weinatock, president of the
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco.
Clinton Roger Woodruff of Philadelphia,
secretary of the league, lit his report will
deal with the advances during the past
year In every Important municipal center
in the country. The report will show that
In no preceding year have there been so
many victories for good government and
so many substantial improvements in
TWO WOMEN STRUCK BY AUTO
Mr. Stela of Bt. Louis Killed and
Mrs. Kuchler of Hew Roehelle,
X. Y Fatally Injured. .
NEW TORK. April 1. Mr. Alvlna Stein
of St. Louis waa killed and her sister, Mrs.
George J. Kuchler of New . Roehelle, was
probably fatally Injured In that village to
day by being struck by an automobile. Mrs.
Stein had come to attend the celebration of
her sister's 73d birthday anniversary. The
women were walking In the roadway and
did not hear the 'approach of the auto
mobile which struck them. Two men and
three women were riding In the automobile.
Mrs. 8tein and Mrs. Kuchler were hurled
with terrific force against th stone abut
ments of a railroad bridge. Mrs. Kuchler'
skull was fractured and she suffered se
rious Internal Injuries. After the accident
the automobile was driven away at a rapid
rate. The police claim to have the number
of the car and are trying to trace It
WRECK ON THEJRON MOUNTAIN
Tweuty-Mue Persona Injured, Among
Whom la W. H. Taylor of
. Tekamah. Xcb.
ANNAPOLIS, Mo., April 1. A northbound
passenger train ion the Iron Mountain road.
standing at the station this afternoon, was
run Into by a southbound passenger train
which was slowing down, and twenty-nine
persons were injured, four seriously.
James Bostlck. St. Ixiuls. cook: scalded.
Hllas Jones, St. Louis, cook; scalded.
Mi s. E. 8. Max wall, fcSL Louis; back
W. H. Taylor. Tekamah. Neb., inter
nally. The others suffered sprains and bruises.
It is stated the brakes on the southbound
train refused to operate properly tn slow
ing down, to a stop.
The engine were somewhat battered, but
the car were not damaged.
WILL SIGN SCALE TUESDAY
Many Pittsburg Soft Coal Operator" Offer to
.Pay 1903 Wac.
TODAY A HOLIDAY FOR COAL MINERS
It la Known as Mitchell Bar and la
Celebrated as Anniversary
PITTSBURG, April 1. Dispatches ' from
tho soft cosl fields tonight Indicate al
most a general announcement from the
operators of western Pennsylvania to pa,v
the miners the advance of 5.55 per cent
per ton called for In the restoration of the
scale of 1903. With notices posted at tht
majority of the mines announcing the
granting of the scale, the strike In the soft
coal fields has lost the" threatening aspect
that haa surrounded It since last January.
Despite these notices. It was announced
from Johnstown that 1.000 or more union
miners would make a demonstration at the
mines of the Rerwlng-Whlte company's
mines at Wlndber tomorrow In an effort
to get the non-union miners to come Into
the union. ' At Dubois the men met tcdny
and decided to remain out with the excep
tion f the pumpmen, engineers and firemen
until after the district convention, which
begins Tuesday. Of the 40,000 In West. Vir
ginia but 5.000 are affiliated with the United
Mine Worsers. About 1,500 are In the Ten
handle section and these have ceased work.
Announcement was made from Oreens-
burg tonight that the scale had been
granted by the operators of liften mines
in Westmoreland county.
In. the Pittsburg district there has been
little change In the last twenty-four hours
While the ccale agreement expired last
night at midnight, there has been no steps
taken that would Indicate a general sus
pension of -work. Tomorrow Is a holldny,
being Mitchell day, the anniversary of tha
granting of the eight-hour day to' the
miners, and alt mines will be closed. On
Tuesday, however, the district convention's
scale committee will have In readiness the
new scale, and It Is expected 'most of the
operators will sign It. 1 It is expected that
among the first signers will be Francis L,
Robblns' of ' the Pittsburg CJoal company,
who has been tha leader of the operators
In granting the . advance. Whatever sus
pensions may follow on -the part of the
Independent operators In the district. It is
not expected that over 5,000 of the 8.000 men
In the district will go out. The operators
opposed to an advance will hold a meeting
Tuesday to confer on what course to pursue.
The miners' officials are confident that
Robblns' competitors will yield after the
All Quiet In "outhvrcst Field.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 1. Up to late
tonight there had been no developments
of Interest in the cosl mining districts tn
Missouri, Kansss, Arkansas and the terri
tories,' where Jhe union men quit work late
yesterday. Everywhere quiet was reported.
wlth no sign of trouble.
At South McAlester, T. T.. where It' was
rumored that -some mine might be opened
up with "nonunion; men, .the operators an
nounced tonight that, they wopld make 'no
effort to" resumts'iprtntlorid ho w.1"""""' " "
. -Two. hundred men working in the mine
In the Immediate vicinity of Tulsa, L' T..
not affiliated with the miners' association
will continue at work tomorrow as usual.
W. .C. Perry, president of the Southwest
ern . Coal . Operators' . association, . who
reached Kansas- City last night from the
Indianapolis conference, said today:
"Our offer to arbitrate is-. still open to
Ohio May Insist on state Scnle.
COLUMBUS. O.. April 1. The executive
board of the Ohio Mtne Workers' has been
called to meet In Columbus next Tuesday
to determine the policy of the Ohio miners
with reference to signing wage contracts. -
Until the- executive board determines
whether the miner of Ohio will be permlt-
! ted ' to sign contracts with Individual
operators or whether they will stand as a
unit for the 1903 scale, the mines will re
main Idle.- What attitude the Ohio miner
officials will take cannot be predicted at
thl time.' The operator opposed granting
an advance on the miners refusing to al
low individual contract to be made.
Vice President Lewis of the national or
ganization did not come to. Columbus as
expected, but went to his home In Bridge
port, O. He will go to Charlerol,. Pa., to
morrow, where he will speak to th miners.
Mitchell Start East. -
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 1. President
John Mitchell of , the United Mine Work- j
ers of America left tonlgnc for New York,
where he will meet the miners' represent
atives on the Joint subcommittee of the
anthracite operators and miners in prepa
ration for a meeting of that body tomor
row. Secretary W. B. ' Wilson . left this
afternoon for Clearfield to assist In mak
ing contracts for district. No. 2.
Fifty Thousand Idle In Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., April 1. Tomorrow
all coal mine In the state will be idle,
not only because of the strike, but because
the men on that day will celebrate the
eight-hour work day obtained April 1, -1898.
Tuesday the-miner state -executive board
111 meet to plan a strike campaign. On
'the same (lay the Illinois Operators, asso
ciation will meet In Chicago. About 60,000
men are on strike In Illinois.
. BT. LOUIS, April l.-The situation In Illi
nois, across the river, - among the striking
coal miners. Is reported, quiet. J There waa
no disturbance today and no trouble at uny
of the places vacated by miners at midnight
An inspection this afternoon by the Asso
ciated. Press ot the district lying between
East St. Louis and Belleville, fourteen miles
east, showed score of car filled with bituminous-coal
; sidetracked by 'various rail
roads as a reserve contingency In the event
of a coal stringency.
' Governor Folk' Lease a Mia.
, JEFFERSON CITT. Mo., 'April l.-Gov.
ernor Folk.' through Warden Matt Hall of
the atate penitentiary .here; has leased a
mine near' Waverley, from which coal will
be mined during the present strike in
sufficient quantities to supply the fifteen
state Institutions with fuel. The miners at
Waverley are paid more than the regular
scale and do not want to strike. If they
should be forced to go out , Warden Hall
aid today that there will be no difficulty
In operating the mine If the state I forced
to resort to that extremtty
Smaller Indiana Operator Will Sign
TERRE HAUTE.. Ind.. April L District
President .Wellington O'Connor of the
United Mine Worker of America today an
nounced that overtures have been made
to the miners toward signing the 1901 scale
by the following companies: Central In
dlana Coal company, with mine at Coal
men!; Cayuga Brick and Coal company.
Baker CoaJ and Coke company. In Vigo;
Sugar Valley Coal company. Id Vigo oounty;
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NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
horrera and Colder Monday,
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
ft a. m
41 a. m
T a. m
si o. m
to a. ra
an . J. . .
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TILLMAN STAJTES OBJECTIONS
oath Carolina Senator gays Proposed
Amendment to Rate Bill
WASHINGTON. April 1. Senator Till
man, who ha charge of the railway rate
bill in the senate, said tonight thst he
was not satisfied with the court review
amendment to the measure ahlch was
agreed on yesterday at a conference be
tween Trealdent Roosevelt, several repub
lican senator and members ot th Inter
state Commerce commission. The senator
said he would oppose It on the floor of the
house and he expressed the or'nton t'-1't
not half a dozen of his democratic col
leagues would support tne amendment.
Senator Tillman declares the amendment
does not meet the situation fully, Inasmuci
as It makes no provision setting forth
specifically that there shall be no suspen
sion of the railway rate fixed by the Inter
state Commerce commission pending the
Judicial determination of any case which
may be appealed from the rate as estab
lished. This is a contention which Senator
Tillman and a number of the democratic
senators have urged, as they argue that a
failure to provide absolutely ngalnst a sua
pension of the rate operates to nullify the
objects for which the legislation Is de
sired. - The senator added that he would
prefer to vole for the house bill as It stood
than to accept the amendment lor the
pending measure. ' without the right of re
view where constitutional questions are In
The proposed amendment was discussed
generally today among groups of demo
cratic senators, but there was no confer
ence on the subject among them.
Senator Snootier was ut the White Housa
today In conferf :i with President Roose
velt, presumably on matters connected with
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN
Executive Bonrd Begins a Four Day'
Conference nt Toledo With
. Great Mass Meeting,
TOLEDO, O.. April 1. A four days' con
vention of the executive board of the Na-
tional Council of Women opened at the !
Valentino theater this afternoon with a
mass meeting under the auspice of the
Toledo Settlement association.
Postmaster W. H. Tucker made the ad
dress of welcome and Mrs. Mary Wood
Swift -of San Francisco, president of the
national - council, responded.
The chief address waa delivered by Mr.
May Wright Sewell of Indianapolis, honor
ary president of the International Council
of . Women. Her subject waa '.'America's
Opportunity- aa a W6ry PnwerJJ j-She pre
faced her address by a tribute to the la to
Susan B. Anthony.
A feature of the meeting was an address
by Rev. Father T. C. O'Reilly of Cleveland.
Among 'Other things Father O'Reilly said:
Woman achieves her greatest triumphs,
when she fulfills the will of her Creator.
She was crested to be the helpmate, not the
rival, of man. They are to work as one,
neither striving tn take the position which
belongs to the other. ,
Woman Is to be the queen In ( the quirt
and - peaceful domain of home. 'Yet. the
fact that she la at home does not mean
that she has no Influence on the progress
of the world outside the home. Tne Ideal
that we' formed at our mother's knee is the
highest we will form in all our lives.
Addresses were also made by Mrs. Lillian
M. Holllster of Detroit, treasurer of the Na
tional council and supreme commander of
the Ladles of the Maccabees; Mrs. Knte
Waller Brett of Washington, vice president
oi the council, and Mrs. Florence E. Kelly
of New York, chairman ot the committee
on child labor.
STATISTICS OF TWO STATES
Value of Manufacture of South Da
kota and Wyoming! a Given
in tho Cenaoa.
WASHINGTON. April 1. Bulletin No. 34
of the census bureau, Issued last week.
gives manufacturing statistic for Mon
tana. North Dakota, South Dakota and
Wyoming. The report shows that in 1905
there was Invested In South Dakota 17,51,,
143 in 6fi factories. The average number
of wage earners employed wss 2,492, with
annual wages of Sl,421,fR0. The cost of ma
terlal was SS,S06,$31, and the value of the
product tlS,78&,333. In value of product the
flour and grist mills lead with $0,519,364,
being followed by dairy products valued
at 12.182. S53. Ot the concerns operating 54.5
per cent are owned by Individuals and 12.5
per Cent by corporations.
, The 1905 report for Wyoming ahowa the
total number of factories to be 190; total
capital invested, $2,596,848; number of per
son employed, 1,884; cost of material.
H.00,rrS; value of product, 13,523.200.
FATAL QUARREL AMONG MINERS
Dlaput Over Two Keg o4 Beer Re
suit la Death of Ono Man
nnd Injury of Five.
CHARLEROI. Pa.. April 1. In a quarrel
over two keg of beer in the woods at Twi
light, a mining village near here today, one
man was shot to death, two others were so
wounded that they are thought to be fa
tally hurt and three others were severely
Injured. The dead man is Lewis Williams
the two fatally shot are J. S. and Walter
Snyder, brothers. Members of the psrty
Included five Americans and two Finland
ers. The seven men went to the woods
thl afternoon with kegs of beer. The
trouble is said to have started when the
Americans tried to persuade the Finlandcrs
who had already furnished two kegs ot
beer to go and get a third. William Hurt,
an American, who Is alleged to have killed
Williams, Is being searched for by a posse.
Movement of Ocean Vessel April 1,
At New York Arrived: Caledonia, from
Glasgow; Pannonla, from Naples.
At Queenstown Arrived: Cyrmlc, from
At Liverpool Arrived: Celtic, from New
York; Cesterian. from Boston; I'mbria,
from New York. Sailed: Wlnlfredlun, for
At Movllle Arrived: Columbia, from New
York. Sailed: Astoria, for New York.
At Naples Arrived: Republic, from Alex
andria. At Genoa Arrived: Romanic, from
At Southhampton Arrived: St. Paul, frrra
At Rotterdam Sailed: Noordani, for New
At Glasgow-Sailed: Corinthian, tor Hall-fax.
FORECAST OF WEEK
Bailroad Rata Measura Will Oocnpy Atten
tion of tus Senate.
AMENDMENT TO BE SUBMITTED TODAY
Mr. Lon Will Iutroduoa Court Eorif w
ProTision for Friend of BilL
SUSPENSION DAY IN THE HOUSE
Number of Minor Measures Will Come Up
for Consideration Today.
P0ST0FFICE APPROPRIATION WEDNESDAY
Chairman Overstreet. In Charge of
the Bill, Expect General Doha to
to Be Concluded Thl
WASHINGTON, April 1. The railroad
rate bill will continue during th present
week to attract the attention of the na
tional senate to the exclusion of almost
all other subjects. The bill will be taken
up today as soon as the routlno business
Is disposed of and Senator Long will Intro
duce the amendment agreed upon at the
conference of friends of the bill with Presi
dent Roosevelt last Saturday night. The
amendment Is to section IS ot the housa
bill and provides:
That all orders ot the commission, except
orders for the payment of money, shall
take effect within such reasonable time ai
shall be prescribed by the commission and
shall continue for such period of time,
not exceeding two years, as shall be pre
scribed In the order of the commission,
unless sooner set aside by the commission
or suspended or set aside in a suit brought
against the commission in the circuit courr
of the United States, sitting as a court of
equity for the district wherein any carrier
plaintiff in said suit line its principal operat
ing office, and Jurisdiction Is hereby con
ferred on the circuit courts of the United
States to hear and determine lu any sm-h
suit whether the order complained of was
beyond the authority of tne commission
or in violation of the rights of the carrier,
secured by the constitution.
Senators who took part in the conference
believe that twenty-nine republicans an-t
the entire minority will support this amend
ment. Should the expectation ot thec
friends of the bill be realised the vote on
the measure as a whole will be reached
much earlier than anticipated when the
senate adjourned .Friday.
Tho bill for the settlement of the affairs
of the five civilized tribes of Indians will
week. Senator Clapp, who has charge of
the measure, hns already announced thst
he would withdraw the conferenco report,
and It is understood that step will b taken
this week, provided Senator Patterson finds
an opportunity to express his views on tha
subject. The withdrawal would hav been
made last week but for the Colorado Sena- .
tor's desire to be heard.
suspension Day la-the House.
The program for the week In the.hous
bf representative Is rather short as to
subjects, but. will be full a to legislative
work.-Motion, to .BtispcniS- th rules amd -pass
bills on the calendar will be' In order.
today. . Suspension ' day comes twice a
month in the house, and there Is always it
full day' work to be done, a many minor
measure which require but short consider- '
atlon are disposed of under this order.
Tho bill placing the federal government
in position to aid In the suppression of
yellow fever epidemic ha been mado a
special order for Tuejday. This bill carrier
special appropriation of $600,000 and en
larges the powers of the marine hospital
service to such an extent that co-opcfatlou
between the federal and state authorities
may be had without Infringing on the police
powers of the state, render unnecessary the
"shotgun quarantine" and put the southern
sea coast states In position to repel th in
vasion of yellow fever trom other hoi on.
Beginning Wednesday, the nostoffice ap
propriation bill will have tho tight of way
throughout the week.. It Is not anticipated
the measure can be disposed of In thl time,
but Chairman Overstreet. who will have
charge ot the bill on the floor, believe that
general debate on the bill will be completed
by the end of the week.
trial In Coal Field.
The crisis In the coal mining wag con
troversy haa been reached. In tha bitumin
ous field the miners will be permitted to
return to work In properties where tha In
crease demand Is allowed, but where the
demands are not granted there will bo
strikes. The anthracite mine operators'
committee will meet the miners' committee
In New York on Tuesday and a further
conference on the wage scale will be held.
Pending the outcome of this meeting the
anthracite miners hav been called out and
will not return to work until an adjustment
bf their demand ha been brought about.
At the collieries the operator hav adopted
a conciliatory tone and will do nothing to
Irritate the miners, so that disturbance a
ar not anticipated.
Tha strike in the coal field ot northern
France . haa assumed serious proportions,
and unless the government take an activ
part In quelling the disturbance and bring
ing about an understanding between th
mine owner and the miners, rioting un
doubtedly will continue thl week. Premier
Barrlen has been asked to Intervene.
The annual Oxford-Cambridge boat raoa
will take place on the Thames on Saturday,
. The eighteenth annual convention of tha
National Association of Railway Commis
sions will be held In Washington on April
t. The association will discus electric
railways, grade crossings, tariffs, and the
duties and work of railway commission.
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the found
ing of the Tuskegee Institute will be cele
brated at Tuskogee, Ala., on April 1 Presi
dent Booker T. Washington will tell of the
growth of negro education and addresses
will be delivered by President Eliot of
Harvard, Andrew Carnegie and Secretary
MANY ALIENS AT NEW YORK
Arrivals for March Xumber 1415,804.
Moat of Whom Come from
ALBANY, N. T.. April l.-Durlng the last
three months ot 1U05. there waa lt,3oi alien
arrivals at th port of New York, according
to the quarterly bulletin ot the State De
partment of iMbor, made public tonight.
This Is an Increase of ,(W0 over the record,
breaking figures of a year ago, the Influx
from Italy alone being larger by 0 0t0 than
In the last quarter of M.
"New York becomes the home of 6J.4U
of the newcomers," says the bulletin, "and
the fact that 35,7a or one-fourth of ll,H
140.000 Immigrant over 14 year of age can
neither read or writ, la not altogether la-assuring.''
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