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OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 4, 1906-TEN PAGES.
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NEITHER SIDE YIELDS
Hard Coal Miners and Operators Discuss
Situation for Three Honrs.
PRINCIPAL SPEECH IS BY MR. MITCHELL
Miners' President Makes Extended Argu
ment for Granting Advance.
OPERATORS' PROPOSITION NOT ACCEPTED
Employes Think Present Conditions Should
Not Be Continued.
ADJOURNMENT TAKEN TO THURSDAY
All Mlaea in Anthracite Regions Ara
Idle and There is ,o Trouble
Men Ara Expecting an
NEW YORK, April 3. The substitute
committees representing1 the anthracite
operators end the mine workers of east
ern Pennsylvania held their first ' Joint
meeting here today, and after nearly a
three-hours' session adjourned until 1 p.
m. Thursday, without coming to an agree
ment. Each side to the controversy had
refused to make the slightest concession
and the whole question apparently is as
far from solution as it was before to
day's conference began. In the meantime
the tleup of the anthracite industry re
mains as complete as It was yesterday
without Indication that resumption of min
ing will occur very soon. Notwithstand
ing the fruitless session and the apparently
hopeless deadlock between the workmen
and their employers, rumors are still cur
rent that a way will be found that will
enable the operators and miners to stand
nn common ground and settle their dif
ferences.' Matement by Operators,
After the conference the 'following state
ment was given out by a representative
of the operators:
The conference began at noon with Pres
ident E. B. Thomas of the Lehigh Valley
company In the chair. Mr. Mitchell made
a long speech detailing why, In his Judg
ineni, the original demands of the miners
ought to be granted. He was followed
by Mr. Nichols, president of the Lackawanna-Wyoming
diHtrict of the miners'
union, who supported Mr. Mitchell's argu
ment. There were other speeches by the
representatives of the miners. In fact,
that side did nearly all the talking.
Thorn waa no disposition on either aide
to recede from Its original position or to
accept any modification of the original
demands. Mr. Mitchell's attitude Indi
cated that the counter proposition made
by the operators for a renewal of the
working agreement drafted by the an
thracite sttke commission was t not ac-
cptiitile to the miners.
nn motion of Mr. Mitchell the conference
ii(ij..aind until Thursday.
i h- entire situation remains the same
ns before the meeting. The suspension
of work In the anthracite mines will con
tinue pending the negotiations.
Each member oi the operators' commit
tee waa nought for an interview -riving
further details of the meeting, but none
of them cared .fo say anything beyond
what was contained In the statement. The
" members of. the" "miners' committee, includ
ing President Mitchell, also refused abso
lutely to pass an opinion as to the out
come of the conference.
, Scale Committee Roll,
There Was a full attendance at today's
meeting of the members of the subcom
mittees, which are made up aa follows:
Operators George F. Baer, president of
the Reading company, chairman; W. H.
Truesdale, president of the lelaware,
Iackawanna A Western; E. B. Thomas,
president of the. Lehigh Valley railroad;
Morris Williams, president of the Pennsyl
vania railroad's mining companies; David
WUoox, president of the Delaware & Hud
son company; J. B. Kerr, vice president
and general counsel of the New York,
Ontario & Western railroad, and J. L.
Cake, representing Individual operators.
MinersJohn Mitchell, chairman; T. D.
Nichols, president, and I. P. Dempsey, sec
retary of District No. 1 of the Miners'
union; W. 1L Dettrey, president, and J.
P. Gallagher, secretary of the District No.
7, and John Fahy. president, and George
Hartleln, secretary of District No. 9.
The Bhamokln scale committee, which
numbers thirty-six men, and which was
appointed last December, held a secret
session tonight at the Ashland house, as
planned at Indianapolis last week. It la
understood that the committee went over
the situation aa it presents Itself tonight
and discussed what action shall be aken.
The scale committee waa In session less
than an hour. The subcommittee which
had been In conference with the operators
made Its report, after which President
Mitchell read the following letter from
Governor Pennypacker of Pennsylvania
HABRI8B1RG. Pa., March 31. Dear
Bir: ine commonweairn or Pennsylvania
expents that every reasonable effort will
te made ny tne parties Interested to ad
just the differences between coal operators
and coal miners and to avert the strike
wntcn is now inreatenea.
SAMUEL TV. PENNYPACKER
To George F. Bser. Reading Terminal.
John Mitchell, Indianapolis.
Mr. Mitchell stated to the committee
that he had acknowledged receipt of the
letter and had notified Governor Penny-
packer that he would communicate Its con
tents to the Shamokln scale committee.
The scale committee will meet again to
Reports received from the anthracite
fields during the day, according to labor
leaders, were satisfactory to them. There
were no breaks reported In the ranks of
the mine workers and none Is expected.
Mr. Mitchell In discussing the situation In
the bituminous fields said he had received
a large number of telegrams during the
, day from the soft coal fields which satisfy
- him that affairs In - those regions are
working themselves out Just as he had
anticipated. -Thousands of men, he aald,
returned to work today under the scale
of 14. which gives them an Increase of
S.S6 per cent over the wages received
during the Isst two years.
rOtDITlOSs II HARD (OIL REUIOS
Operators Take Steps to Prevent
peenlatloa oa Part of Dealer.
PHILADELPHIA. April S. Information
concerning the conference in New York
between operators and representatives of
the miners was eagerly sought today by
the Idle workmen in the hard coal region.
Definite results were not expected from
today's meoting and there was no dis
appointment When It was learned the con
ferees adjourned until Thursday. In fact
the friendly spirit In - which both sides
are reported to have met lias aroused
throughout the region a feeling that the
suspension of work will only be temporary.
Tne situation was practically unchanged
today. In Shamokln the Enterprise , col
liery, owned by W. L. Connell A Co., was
operated short-handed by , nonunion men.
In Boranton the Oxford colliery, a small
nonunion o-ieratkin, and twenty wahertes
were worked as was the cam yesterday.
A slil from these plaeto there were no
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NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Rale if Snow In ebraska Today.
Fair anal Warmer Tomorrow.
Temnerature at Omaha Yesterday
Roar, Ilea. Ilonr. Dec.
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LIBERAL .VICTORY IN RUSSIA
Constitutional Democrats Expect
Working Majority In err
ST. PETERSBURG, April 4. The official
canvass of the v-- cast at the election
on Monday,,,- the unexpected heavy
vote and ft V ence of the officials,
had not bet d at midnight, but
It is conceu e radical tide has
swept to vii ? ' one of the 100
constitutional c electors. The
constitutional 4 re naturally Jubi
lant, as the svi " vnph which they
have won at th'i )e headquarters
of the bureaucr. tid to have a
strong effect on V at 'fBfi nd
are now looking 1 ) a working
majority In the nal , tmcnt. They
already have noml - a candidate for
the presidency of the lower house In the
person of M. Petrunkevltch of Tver, who
Is regarded as one of the most able and
vigorous advocates of a constitutional gov
ernment for the empire.
The Russkoe Cnsudarstvo. Premier
Wltte's newspaper organ, 'which admits
the victory of the constitutional demo
crats, attributes It to the vacillation of
the conservative faction and the Intem
perance of Its organs. The paper also
declares that Count TVItte will hold on, to
the premiership until the convocation of
the Parliament and that his resignation
will then depend on the attitude of Em
peror Nicholas. There Is an Intimation
that no matter what will be the political
complexion of the Parliament, nobody who
does not possess the fullest confidence of
his majesty will be selected as premier.
The Rubs, owned by Alex Souverln,
which was suspended yesterday, has ap
peared once more under the name of
STORER CONFINED TO ROOM
American Ambassador I'nnble to See
Anstrlan Official Who Called
VIENNA April 3. Foreign Minister Golu-
chowski returned to Vienna on Sunday,
but no official step with reference to the
recall of American Ambassador Btorer has
yet been taken. Official circles, which at
first acquiesced In the suggestion from
Washington that pending the change In the
embassy here diplomatic business between
Austria-Hungary and the United Btates be
transacted In Washington, are now point
ing out that this Is somewhat Impractical
because small questions are always pend
ing between the embassy und the Foreign
office, making direct communication ad
visable. - '
Mr. Btorer Is still confined to his room.
He has not yet officially notified the For
eign office of hla return ,to Vienna, and
so long as this It not done he will not be
regarded as the American ambassador, for
before Mr. Btorer started for Egypt he
officially notified the Foreign office that
he was leavtng Secretary Rives as charge
d'affaires, and this notification has not
An officer of the Imperial household called
on Monday to see Mr. Btorer, but was not
admitted, being Informed that Mr. Btorer
was not able to receive anyone.
TROUBLE AT FRENCH WINES
With Forty-Fear Thousand Men Oat
Dyaamlte la Bel eg I'eee
LENS, France, April. 3. The strikers in
the mining districts now number 44,flnn.
Seven arrests have been made on charges
of exploding dynamite cartridges and ston
ing the police and nnnstrtkers. The strlk
era made a demonstration today against
the arrests, but the cavalry charged and
The coal compantea are discontinuing the
workmen's trains and the feeling against
the companies Is Increasing.
Bosrceoli Congratulates Delearates.
PARIS, April 3. Foreign Minister Bour
geois has authorised MM. Reganault and
Rouvler, the French delegates to the AI-
geclraa conference, to sign the Moroccan
protocol and has congratulated the French
representatives In behalf of the French
government on the successful conclusion of
their work at Algeclras.
Kins Fdward at Marseilles.
MARSEILLES. April S.-KIng Edward
arrived here today from Rlarrlts and
boarded the royal yacht Victoria and Al
bert, where he Joined Queen Alexandra,
The king was received with military and
Aid for Cyclone Victims.
PARIS, April S. The council of minis
ters has doclded to appropriate 140,000 for
the relief of the sufferers from the recent
cyclone In Oceanlca. .
LAND CASES AT SIOUX FALLS
Jadce Carland Opens Federal Conrt
Which Will Projbe Into
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., April 3. (Special.)
The regular April term of United States
court convened here today with Judge John
K. Carland of this city presiding. The
term promisee to be one of the most Im
portant ever held In South Dakota. On
the calendar are more than JO cases, the
greatest immUr ever on the calendar for
a term of federal court In the state.
A grand Jury reported and, after being
charged by Judge Carland, commenced
work on the lurge number of cnj.es to
come before It. The petit Jury wi- not
report until next Tuesday, when the trial
of Jury cases will commence.
Among the Important cases to be dis
posed of during the term are those Hgalnat
Joseph Wallace and Attorney Miller of
Pierre, charged with fraud in connection
with securing titles to government bind
In western South Dakota. Among the wit
nesses againHt them are nine widows of
veterans residing at New Ulm, Minn., who
were recently subpoenaed to appear at the
term ef court which convened here today
and submit their testimony. Three other
women, a ho fornirly resided at New Ulm,
but whose reidVn-s are now at St- PnuL
' atinneaiwlis and NurtblMd, are uUo wit-
uease la the tas aiaiuat the two llerrt
MIXED RESULT IN CHICAGO
Proposition for Purchase of Street Railways
Carries by 8mall Majority.
POWER TO OPERATE THEM NOT SECURED
This Proposal Required Three-
Fifths Vote and Failed by
Aboat Eighteen Thou
sand. CHICAGO, April 3.-Under the result of
the city election held today. In which the
question of the municipal ownership of the
street railways was the vital Issue, the city
of Chicago can proceed to acquire and con
trol the railways, but cannot operate them.
At the same time the voters, while declar
ing that the city thall not proceed to oper
ate the railroads, declared that, as a ques.
tion of public policy. It would be desirable
for the city to do so.
Three propositions were submitted to the
voterB, the first of which was:
'Shall the city of Chicago proceed to op
erate street railways?"
This proposition required 60 per cent of
the total vote cast in order to become ef
fective. The total vote was 231.171. Of this
number the proposition to proceed to the
Immediate neration of the street railways
secured 120.811 votes, 17.792 short of the nec
The second proposition Involved the ap
proval of an ordinance, previously passed
by th.e city council, providing for the Issue
of street railway certificates In amount
not to exceed $75,000,000 and for the pur
chase, ownership and malntainence of the
Street railways. This was carried by S.
The third question, which was simply on
the question of public policy and has no
legal effect whatever. Is "Shall the city
council proceed without delay to secure the
municipal ownership and operation of the
street railways under the Mueller law In
stead of granting franchises to private
This proposition was carried by about
Mayor Dunne construed the passage of
the $75,0O0,00) certificate and public policy
propositions as a victory for municipal
ownership, but expressed his disappoint
ment over the defeat of the propositions for
municipal operation. He said:
I admit that I am disappointed because
the victory Is not complete.! The Important
proposition, however, at the present time
Is for the Issuance of the Certificates, and
this has been carried. I regret, however,
very much that wt did not get the neces
snrv mnlorltv tn enuhte lis lea-.illv In nn.
ernte the street railway lines. But this
will not prevent us from again going be
fore the people after we have the street
railway llnea and asking for the necessary
authority to operate them. The people will
vote for operation with a big majority at
the proper, time.
The election, was one of the most Interest
ing to Chicago voters that has been held In
many years. The vote was much larger
than had been expected and all day the con
test for and against municipal ownership
was bitterly fought. Party lines were
largely Ignored and the eligibility of can
didates depended more upon their attitude
toward municipal operation rf street cars
and high license for saloons than upon their
party records. ' "
Of the thirty-five aldermen ' who were
elected today Mayor Dunne claims that
nineteen are avowed champions of munic
ipal ownership and that he will have much
less difficulty tn passing measures relating
to that doctrine through the city council
than has been his fortune heretofore.
The faction opposed to municipal owner
ship declares that It still holds the con
trol of the council and that Mayor Dunne
will have no greater success In the future
than he has had In the past.
High License Men, Re-elected.
Besides the question of municipal owner
ship the Issue waa made In many of the
aldermanlc contests of whether the saloon
licenses of the city shall be $S00 or $1,000.
The low figure was In existence up to
March 6, when the city council by a close
vote and after a hard fight passed an
ordinance raising the amount to ILOOO. The
number of crimes which nave lately been
committed In this city against women has
caused many people to believe that the
crimes Indirectly are attributable to the
large number of saloons, and they favored
the Increase In license as a -means of de
creasing the number. Thw liquor Interests
made a strong fight against every alder
man who was up for re-election who had
voted for the license of $1,000. O the
fifteen men against whom they put their
Influence twelve were elected and three de
feated. Of the nine aldermen up for re
election who voted for the continuance of
the $500 license, all "were returned to their
seats In the council. There Is little danger,
however, that the high license will be re
pealed. The vote In several of the wards was
so close that It probably will require the
official canvass to determine the result,
but the proballtles are that the republicans
will have a majority of three or four
votes. The old council consisted of thirty
seven republicans, thirty-two democrats
and one Independent.
Following are the corrected figures 'on
The total vote cast on the question of
municipal ownership was 231.171. Of this
number 1U0.91I were cast In favor of mu
niciial operation of the street railways
and 110.260 against It. In order to become
binding the proposition to operate the rail
ways ahould have received 138.7U3 votes. It
therefore fell short of the required number
by 17,792 votes.
The proposition to issue $75,000,000 in street
railway certificates was carried by a vote
of 110.008 against 10.tK9. The question of
public policy was carried by a vote of 111.
Sti3 to 10. (Co.
HIILWtlKER RKPIB1.ICA.1S Wl
Becker Defeats Rose hjr a Plurality
of Over Seventeen Hundred.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., April S.-Bherburn
M. Meeker, rep., was today elected mayor
of Milwaukee over David 8. Rose, dem.,
who has for the last eight years been the
city's executive head. I'nofllclal figures
give Becker a plurality of 1.7;. William H.
Uraebner, dem., was elected city treasurer,
having a plurality of 3,4otj over Alexander
E. Martin, rep, Uraebner waa the only dem
ocrat to be elected on the city ticket.
Becker ran on a platform calling for a
greater and better Milwaukee, a municipal
electric light plant and more railroads.
The complete unofficial vote Is as follows:
Becker, rep., 22.5ti6; Rose, dem., 2.010; Arn
old, soc.-dem., 16,7".t). Becker's plurality,
The common council will have nineteen
republicans, a gain of Ave; sixteen demo
crats, a loss of seven, and eleven scclul
democrats, a gain of two.
Incomplete returns from all parts of the
Lute Indicate that William H. Timlin or
Milwaukee has been elected associate Jus
tice of the supreme court over Allva H.
Buehncll of Lancaster. Harry H- Orace of
Superior and James O'Neill of XeUUville,
The TXino pocket ballot law apparently
V.Cun tinned uu gecund i's,c)
DOWIE RETURNING TO ZION
Deposed Leader;- Wires from Mexico
Reraklnsr rewer of Attorney
CHICAGO. April S.-The following mes
sage today was received at Zlon City from
Dowle, who at present Is at Octlan. Mex
ico: Wire Immediately full rfport of Sunday's
meeting. FIRST APOSTLE.
The meeting of Sunday was that In which
Overseer Yollva openly repudiated Dowle
and declared thut he would no longer fol
low him or obey his orders.
Late tonight a telegram was received
from Dowlo by Judge Barnes, the head of
the law department at Zlon City, ordering
him to revoke the power of attorney that
Dowle had given to Overseer Vollva, the
present head of Zlon City. Judge Barnes
was ordered to confer the power of attor
ney upon Fielding It, Wlfhlte, secretary
of the Paradise Mexican plantation,
Dowle's latest venture. In this telegram
Dowle said that he- was starting for the
city of Mexico and that he expected to
be In Zlon City early next week.
A meeting of the officers of Zlon City
and the Church of Zlon was held today
and It was decided that It Is necessary to
raise at once $fi00,W0 for the complete
financial rehabilitation of Zlon City, Its
church and Industries. Land and other
properties will be pledged to raise the
necessary amount and numerous offers
have been received from creditors endors
ing the plan and promising assistance.
TEACHERS DISCUSS PLAY TIME
Prof. Carroll O. Pearse Addresses
Klndergartuere Convention la
MILWAUKEE. Wis., April S.-"Tlie per
sistence of play activities throughout
school life, their value and relation to
work." was the subject discussed at the
first open session ef the International
Kindergarten union convention at Plymouth
church tonight, Mrs. Alice 8. Putnam of
Chicago and Miss Patty S. 11111 of Louls
vlllo, Ky., . discussing- the subject. Miss
Hill said there was no doubt that the
motive of play Is on the Increase In mod
ern education, all the way from the kin
dergarten through the university. There
Is a mistaken Idea current (hat the child
ought to play in the kindergarten and
work when he enters school. The transi
tion Is not from a play period to a work
period, but from a petlod where the child's
activities are predominately play toward
one where the play motive should grad
ually develop Into the steady application
and purpose of work.
Other speakers included" Superintendent
of Schools Carroll G. Pearse of Milwaukee
and Miss Ada Van Stone Harrison of
Rochester, N. T. K : ; .'
CELEBRATION AT TUSKEGEE
Secretary Taft, Seth Low and Bishop
Grant Will Make Jddresses
TUSKEGB;E, Ala., April ". -The pro
gram of the annlver-orr' exercisea com
memorating the' fdiuKiWgof the Tuskcgff
Normal Institute twenty-five years ago will
be continued tomorrow.
The list of sennkers Includes a- number of
prominent men from the north as well as
others. Addresses will be delivered by
President Hooker T. Wanhlngton, Robert
C. Ogden of New York, president of the
board of trustees: Judge William H. Hurt
of Tuskrgee, President Charles Thach of
the Alabama Polytechtilcal Institute at Au
burn. Beth Ixw of New York. Rt. Rev. A.
Grant, bishop of the African Methodist
Episcopal church. Kansas City; William
J. Edwards, a graduate of the Tuskegee
school snd principal of the Snow Hill Nor
mal and Industrial Institute at Snow Hill.
Ala., and Secretary of War William H.
The principal addresses at the evening
session tomorrow will be by Dr. Lyman
Abbott, editor of the Outlook, New Tork,
and President Charles W. Eliot of Harvard
HILL CONFIRMS THE. REPORT
Boa of Great "Vorthern Magnate Says
Canadian Line to Paclfle . Is
Well I nder War
8T. PAIL, April 3-The report that
President James J. Hill of the Great
Northern Is building through Canada a
third transcontinental lino with which to
enlarge his present system of Pacific rail
roads was confirmed today In effect by
Vice President Ixwls W. Hill.
"The report might be called approxi
mately correct," said Mr. Hill, cautiously.
"It rontalns more facts than are usually
found In newspaper articles of that sort."
Mr. Hill agreed that the new transconti
nental line would probably be completed
some time before the Grand Trunk Pacific
Is built through to the ocean. "Our line,"
he said. "Includes WO or 900 miles that are
still to be constructed west of Winnipeg.
The Grand Trunk Pacific has done nothing
In that region.
"It has been stated that the Grand
Trunk must take four or five years to'
finish their line, but we could complete
ours within two, or at any rate, within
REGULAR SOLDIERS FOR SAMAR
Governor Curry (Jets More Troops
with Which Pursue the
MANILA, April S. Two companies of
federal troops have arrived at Matagon, on
(he island of Samur, to assist Governor
Curry In suppressing the unruly Pula
Jaues. Major General I-eonurd Wood and Briga
dier General Win have sailed for the
Island of Mindanao, where General Wood
will turn over the governorship of
Moro provinces to Gtneral Bliss on April
Governor tjrnerul Idc and the memners
of the Filipino commission have departed
for Hagulo, In the province of Benguet,
Luxoii, connected with Manila by 143 miles
of railroad, where the summer capital of
the government Is located. They will re
main there during the heated term.
Before leaving Governor Ide gave a din
ner in the Malayan palace to Captain
Bhlmmura, In command of the Japanese
cruisers now In port, and his staff officers.
The function was attended by the Ameri
can army and navy otficers.
lunnvll Hrpadlntea Mayor.
HOCK ISLAND. 111.. April 3.-Following
the adoption by the city count-U last nignt
of a rraohiiiuti re'iuULUug the act of
Mayor G. W. MC!iuikiin to lea i ing up riul
rwul truck, two bonuaineu of me mayor
today withdrew ctietr Denies from llayur
M '.MSknn. s bonds. The lesolutiun PnAsed
butt run lu deplored "that Kw k laluiul is
emmoibered ub a nijor wboae erratic,
ImpuUive and irrespumlbll rend art is a
source uf axortliicaiion at koine ami ruii
cuis and dugrac aaroad.
Ii the Race for Omaha City Offices
B. A. FtKXSOX
S. K. (JRKKXLKAF
A. G. EDWARDS
W. E. JOHXSOX
VAN B. LADY
JOHN P. BREKX
JOHN II. BUTLER
Councilinen - Wordu
1. K. A. W ILLIS
2. TV. TV. BIXGIIAM
3. II. B. ZIMMAN
4. JOHN' A. SCOTT
5. L. E. LUCAS
U ii. L. HURST
7. C. S. IIAYWARD
8. C. J. ANDERSEN
9. J. C. PEDERSEX
10. GEORGE COTT
11. 1 CRAWFORD
12. D. A- X. CHASE
JAMES C. DAHLMAX7
DAX B. BUTLER
F. II. COSGROVE
C. O. LOBECK
L. A. CROTVELL
H. E. BURXAM
C. H. WHITXELL
I. AXDY HANSEN
2. LEE BRIDGES
3. W. C. NORRIS
4. L. B. JOHXSOX
5. C. F. BRUCKER.
6. TV. S. 8HELDOX
7. ALMA JACKSON
S. J. C. DAVIS
8. E. L. ROBERTSON
10. P. E. ELSASSER
11. M. F. FUXK
HOUSER 12. J. TV. BEDFORD
CITY ELECTION WILL OCCUR TUESDAY, MAY 1
SOUTH OMAHA DEMOCRATIC
Elect Their Ticket from Major Down to
Member of School Board.
CLERK , GILUN POLLS HEAVIEST VOTE
Hoetor for Mayor Has a Majority of
Six Handred and Ten. While
Others HnTe Abont the
The democratic ticket was elected yester
day In South Omaha by majorities ranging
from l.Hti for J. J. Gillin, who led his
ticket, down to the contest for members of
the school board. In which Thomas Corrl
gan beat his opponent by 1W. Tho vote on
the head of the ticket was W, P. Adklns
1,7"5 and Thomas Hoctor 2,3.13. This gives
Hoctor a majority' of 610. The total vote
as nearly as It could be estimated was
between 4,1)0 and I.20O. Following Is the
vote In detail:
First precinct 1T1 IflS
Second precinct 117 17
VIrst precinct 1S2 liV2
Second precinct 241 167
rirst precinct ......" Jot l
Second precinct 270 142
f ywwoM ,' -tea i "! in i , ..
t First precinct 107 oo
Second precinct Zo- '.'7
First precinct 1IS St'
Second precinct 239
First precinct 1!
Second precinct 14
Hoctor s majority mo
E. L. Howe, republic l.m
C. A. Meicher, democrat :. '.'.112
G. 8. Kennedy., republican I.4W1
John J. Gillin. democrat 2,U
H. C. Murphy, republican 1.S31
H. B. Fleharty, democrat XlliD
J. A. Hall, republican 1.5S0
W. II. Queenan, democrat 3,41(i
Swan I-arsou, republican 1.8.12
James H. Bulla, democrat WJ3
Frank Dworak. republican 1,876
Joseph G. Vosacek, democrat 1,113
TkfltrA flmllh 1 Cl-
' William T. Martin, democrat"!!!!."!!!!! 2,7
FOI RT1I WARD.
William MoPralth, republican
Fred Hettllnger. democrat
i FIFTH WARD.
T. J. Cooky, republican
Joseph Duny, oemocrat
R. ('. Walker, republican
George P. Hauptinan, democrat ..
MbMUUK bOAHU Or ttDCCATlOiN.
(To 1111 vacancy.)
George Housman, repunltcan 2.422
Thomua Corrigan, democrat i.bJb
The municipal election In South Omaha
was attended by few unusual features. While
everyone Interested In the campaign was ac
tive the voting places were quiet. The bal
loting began early nnd was steady through
out the day. Increasing gradually during
the afternoon until about ti o'clock, when
the vote waa the most rapid of the election.
No arrests were made In connection with
the election, but there were a few men who
managed to take on an unusual supply of
liquor toward evening who were tempo
rarily jailed. Challenges were few about
the polls. Not as many women took advan
tage of their franchises as have heretofore.
During the afternoon the party headquar
ters were cleared for the reception of as
large a crowd as possible. Both of these
places were well crowded, but by fsr the
larger part of the crowd gathered at (lie
city hall and made use of the council
Police officers were present and cleared
the clerk's office of the usual crowd. II.
C. Richmond acted as the official announcer
for the audience packed In the council
chamber. Reports were made as rapid!)'
as they came In and the crowds responded
vigorously as the returns came In.
Notwithstanding the very large registra
tion of last Saturday, fifty-two were sworn
In before the city clerk.
MINER STARVES TO DEATH
Brother of Soath Uaiaba Woman Has
Hands Kates On hy
8IUVERTON. Colo., April 3. (Special
Telegram.) Enfeebled by cold and his
sixty-eight years, Edward McGinley, a
prospector, brother of Mrs. Mary Cunning
ham of South .Omaha, was found starved
to death In his unoiln.unJ cabin in the
San Juan country today.
Almost within reach o.' his band was a
winter's stock of provlsl jnr. but he was
too weak to reach It. Mojntain rat hud
eaten awsy both tils bauds.
fa trick's Hearing Poetaoaed.
NEW TOKK. April S. The hearing on
A1U ri T. Patrick's application for a new
trial rul ben again potpmd lo allow (he
coriipirikm of an tc esfjtat .en being mails
te determine whethrr ehlorriform leaves Umi
stun traces as tn hiiiauig, as la aialnuxl
C. F. F. MICHELSEN
1. DANIEL LEXTZ
2. A. TV. BRUBAKER
3. TVM. CASTLEMAN
4. LOUIS JUXGE
5. T. II. BOTVEN
6. TV. GILLAN
7. CHAS. HARMS
8. ED TVHALEN
. P. S. CONDIT
10. S. P. SOREXSEN
11. E. J. MORROW
12. JOHN HUB A
WHAT THE CANDIDATES SAY
"I feel grateful, of course, for my nomi
nation. 1 really must udnilt I felt confident
of success. I made a hard light and as
clean a one as I knew how. The records
of the campaign will bear out my state
ment that I engaged In no vituperation
whatever. I feci deeply thankful to my
friends for their splendid support und I
hope to prove myself worthy of It. 1 trust
all good republicans will give me .their sup
port In the election to come. It was a
great pleasure for me to oe called up by
telephone early In the nignt by Mr. Hen
nlngs and asnured of his congratulations
and support. I want to tako occasion now
to thank The Bee for Its very fair and
courteous treatment throughout the cam
paign. I read" every report It had of any
meetings In which I participated and must
say the reports were accurate and fair.
I did not once discover a misstatement of
fact or assertion."
"I am defeated. Mr. Benson is nomi
nated. I am for Bensou for mayor. I
made a hard fight to secure the nomination.
I shall make as hard a Tight as I can to
elect Ernstus A. Benson to the office. I
ho every republican In the city of
Omaha will do the same thing. We owe
It to ourselves to support the nominee of
the party. We have a ln:ted States sena
tor to elect soon and we republicans want
fw rnok -out ie ene--aArewts ami tntrrrtty
of our party" and not allow anything to
engage us In Internal strife. I made a
faithful, clean fight and am proud of thnt
fart, even if I did not get the nomination.
I have the pleasing consolation of know
ing I threw no mud."
"No, I have nothing to say,'' he replied
curtly over the telephone.
"Will you support the nominee of the
But he hung up the telephone Instead of
"I wss fighting for municipal owncrehlp.
I am not discouraged or surprised nt my
defeat. This Is the peoolo's battle and I
was their champion. T won't ssy now
whether I will support Mr. TRenson or not.
I think I will not. I prefer a candidate of
my kind to run Independently. I may do
that myself, but hsve not yet decided. I
promised Omaha more than all the other
candidates combined, but the people didn't
know what was the best for them. They
will wake up some day.
"I want to repeat what I have said all
aloDg, that It Is my wish to have the
strongest republican head the ticket, for
I am going to win and want a good fight."
GRAIN DECISION FOR CHICAGO
Court I'pholds Board Hole Prohibiting
Members from Trading; la
CHICAGO. April S.-Judae Rethea. In the
federal court, today denied the applica
tion of Harry Berger, a commission man,
for an Injunction restraining the Chicago
Board of Trade from enforcing an amend
ment to its bylaws which provides that no
member of the Chicago board shall engage
In deals In grain and provisions on an ex
change foreign to Chicago.
The legal argument relative to the appli
cation for the Injunction lasted the greater
part of the day. It was alleged by the at
torneys for Berger that the enforcement
of the rule amount to a monopoly and Is
in restraint of trade. The attorneys for
the board declared that the rule la designed
to prevent foreign exchanges from taking
business from the Chicago market.
Judge Bethea, In denying the application,
said that the rule was reasonable and that
the Chicago Board of Trade has the right
to pass such a rule for its protection.
WRECK OF THE FAST MAIL
neport that I.ealsvllle A Nashville
Train Haa Been Derailed He
rri led at Mobile.
MOBIU3, Ala., April' J.-A report hns
just reached here that the Loulsvllls &
Nashville fast mail No. S7 was deralliV!
at Greenville, Abv, about a.-.veny-P ve
miles south of Montgomery.
Movements ef Ocean Vessels April 8.
At New York -Arrived: Clttu da Torino,
from Naples: Krun Prins Willielm, from
Bremen: Potsdam, from Rotterdam, (tailed;
f'retlr, for NapW-s. via Azores; Georgia, for
Naples and Trieste; Barbarosaa, for Genoa
At BoaloQ Arrived: Manltou. from Ant-
At Liverpool Arrived: Armenian, from
New York; Cymric, from Boston. Sailed:
Ivernla. for Boston.
At DoverArrived: Zf eland, from New
At Havre Arrived: Hudson, from New
At Genua ArriveJ: Klcil!. from New
At Bremen Arrived: Kaiser Willielm II.
from New York.
At Gibraltar Arrived : Kuoig Albef. from
At Nspiaa Sailed: Arabic, fur Liverpool,
BENSON WINS OUT
Eeault of Primary Contest for Republican
Nomination for Mayor.
CARRIES MOST OF F0NTANELLES WITH HIM
Westber? for City Comptroller Tails Down
Before W. Ernest Johnson.
ZIMMAN LANDS THIRD WARD COUNCILMAN
Democratic City Ticket is Headed by
Jim Dahlman Without a Flight.
UNFAVORABLE WEATHER, YET HEAVY VOTE
Battle of the Ballots Enlivened by
the tsual Diverting Incidents
Forged Handbills Scattered
Benson wins the republican nomination
for mayor In the primary election held
Most of the candidates for other offices
endorsed with him on the Fontanelle
ticket also won out over their opponents
for places on the republican ticket.
Westberg. the Fontanclle man for comp
troller. Is defeated by W. Krnest Johnson,
and possibly one or more Funtanelle coun
cil candidates may be found fallen by
tho wayside when all the votes are tab
Dahlman heads the democratic city ticket
without opposition in his own party.
A socialist ticket Is also In tho Held with
Michelsen at the top for mayor.
The primary election was tho first for
municipal nominations held under the di
rect primary law with simultaneous, par
ticipation of all political parties. With
practically no serious contests among tho
democrats and socialists. Interest centered
among the republicans, for whose favor
a multiplicity of aspirants were bidding.
The weather was unfavorable, being dull
and raw tn the morning and breaking Into
a heavy downpour about 4 o'clock. Tho
voting started out light, but came steadily
faster, and despite the rain tho total vote
closely approximated the number of re
Broatrli Falls F.arly.
It was quickly seen that Broatch wss
falling lo meet the expectations of his
backers and that Hennlngs was gaining,
but the lead of Botisun through the su
perior organisation of his workers Viould
not be headed off. The momentum of lien
son Inured to the advantage of his associ
ates on his ticket, although personal pref
erences were plainly seen In the ballots
for the lesser ohiccs and particularly the
councllmen. Blngluim, for the council from
the Second ward, ran way ahead of every
body, and Zlmmun from tho Third, al- '
though on none of the endorsed slates,
pulled clear lo the front. None of the
other councilinen seeking re-election came
In sight of the goal. Westberg for comp
troller wss badly cut and so was John
Butier, but a . lU-idud opposition let him
slip through. '
Forgery te Hart Heaalugs.
One of the desperate schemes resorted
to during tho day by the Broatch gang
was the distribution, of a forged circular
at the polls throughout the city which
To the Voters of Omaha: Realizing my
defeat at this time snd having the In
terests of Omaha at heart and believe In
an open town, I now ask my friends to
vote for W. J. Broatch for mayor. Yours
respectfully. A. H. HKNNINGS.
This circular, which was never heard
of by Mr. Hennlngs until called to his at
tention last night, was distributed as early
as 4:30 o'clock In the afternoon. The
Broatch gang hoped to catch a large num
ber of the worklngmen In. Its dragnet who
had not been advised during the day of
the facts and might be taken off their
"Yes, 1 'saw the circular," said Mr. Hen
nlngs last night at his office In the city
hall. "They came out at 4:80. That la
only one of the many dirty tricks that
were worked and Bre to be expected In
such a campaign, but It's all right. I shall
make no statement further now. We have
to endure such things from such people."
Glee at Fonlnnelle Clab.
The Fontanclle. headquarters In the Pos
tal building on Farnnm street waa the
scene of animation last night.. Returns
were received there, where leaders and
followers of all factions were congregated.
TV. A. Suunders, -manager of the Benson
campaign, and the entire Fontanelle rep
resentation present wero not trying to
conceal their delight over the victory. R.
B. Howell, Byron G. Burbank, City At
torney Brecn and a few others sat at
a large table and tabulated returns ss
rapidly as they were handed to them.
"We have won; I guess that is certain,'"
said Mr. Saunders, about 11 o'clock. "It
seems our entire ticket, with possibly tha
exception of Plumb, Is nominated, and
Plumb may pull through, though Zlmman
is making a strong run. As to Westberg,
I can't say, but my opinion front returns
thus far is, he is nominated. I hope and
believe all good republicans will support
the ticket. We have had assurances from
Mr. Hennlngs and his leaders of their
support and from some of Mr. BroaUgi's
friends, though we hare not yet DanAd
from Mr. Broatch personally."
The doubt of Westberg's .nomination
seemed to be quite general. Westberg, his
face flushed and little beads of perspira
tion standing out on his brow, occupied a
seat on one side of the room, with a
paper and pencil In his hands, trying to
make sure of his nomination. In the
meantime Byron G. Burbank was making
periodical trips over to Westberg to en
During the evening Tom Iiolllster, a
Hennlngs man. nmie a speech In which lie
declared his belief the forged curcular
announcing Hennlngs' withdrawal ema
nated from Benson men.
This declaration met with prompt anil
vigorous denunciation. Charles L Saun
ders voiced the sentiment of the Fonts
nelles in an emphatic statement that Mr.
Ilolllster's Impression was absolutely un
warranted. 'We sent out no such circular and It Is
unfair and absolutely unwarranted to
charge It to us," declared Mr. Saunders.
Mr. Hennlngs, In a statement to a reporter
for The Bee. said:
Tbe circular did not come from either
Mr. Benson or Mr. Broatch or their fol
lowers. - I know the origin and entire cir
cumstances of It, but I do not care to make
a public staXTLu-iit on tbla just now. exoept
tu exonerate my oppuimnta of the blame."
Uroateh Headquarters Deserted.
The Broatch headquarters In the eld
gam hi I jig rooms once opera t4 by Charlie
IJitle at Fifteenth and rarnam staeeta
luoked Like a deserted XL sale
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