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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
Mvrtl In
Csst West
Your Monty's Worth
Best & West
Twofold Attention Gim Ij Omaha to
Eefugeea from Ban Francisco.
Sufferer Arms Lata is Day, Following
Train of Those Merely Destitute
TenU Are Up at Depota for Dining Booms
aa Well aa Hospital.
A aether Trals Imlif Several Ham
dred Mora lafortonnte Will
lama 0r tha I'alen
Pnclfle Tedny.
Omaha had th pleasure again yesterday
of administering, to refugees from the
Rao Francisco devastation. In the morn
ing the Vnlon Pacific; brought In a train
load, JOS In number, and they were given
a heart , meal and sent on their way
toward home rejoicing. In the afternoon
a carload ofi nick and wounded came In
on the Union Pacific paasenger train No.
4. These Were cared for at the Impro
vised hospital which Mayor Zlmman had
stationed near the depot and which Is
under the direction of County Physician
Fwoboda and a corps of able physicians
und surgeons. The good and brave women
of Omaha again turned out and rendered
that help which only woman can render
at such times, warming and thrllllag tha
hearts of tha unfortunate people, by un
selfish car and attention.
Another relief train of 4"d left Ogden
Wednesday and will arrive in Omaha this
morning. Of this number seventy-seven
were sent to Ienver and thlrty-slv to
Kansas City, tha rest to ,uomu through
Tha west tent had been converted Into a
hospital into which all those needing medi
cal attention were taken. Here Miss Nan
Dorsey, head nurse of the Visiting: Nurses'
association, assisted by a dosen nurses, was
prepared to care for ail Injured. Dr. Swo
boda and a corps of physicians were there
to five their professional services.
There Is urgent need for the medical
assistive. On the Thursday evening
train was one family of a man, wife and
child all very sick. To one woman
on the train a child was boru and both
are In a precarious condition. They
are bound for Cincinnati. On of tha
mm passengers has a crushed toot and
there are other maimed and ill to be
looked after.
Stag Haste Are Helpfal.
Too n-.uch credit cannot be given to the
members of the stage hands union local
No. 42. The ' members volunteered their
services and some are on hand at all times
to do the heavy work. Five William
Quinlan, Charles Alexander, Dave Allen,
II. R. Kohn and M. J. Murray stayed all
night to watch the provisions, and with no
- plaoe..u sleep they, put In the night clean
Ing up around the tents. Taking up the
Weeds and sprinkling the dust. Mogy Bern
Stein wss out early und with four faithful
women washed the dishes from Wednesday
and washed oft the tables. (
The special arrived at 11:30 a. m. and the
people were taken Into the lot, when ICO
were sorted out and put on a special North
western train by which they were hustled
to Glldden, la., where the good people had
provided dinner. The remainder n-er given
their dinners In Omaha and taken on later
J i sins east, north and south, 110 going on
the Milwaukee to- Chicago.
Ko Mora Free Rides.
The refugees were of about tha same
chits as those Who cam through Wednes
day. Railroad officials knew many were
aboard who were not entitled to free
transportation, but Mr. Mohler said, "This
Is no time to discriminate," Free transpor
tation, however, wss stopped at Ban Fran
clsoo Thursday except to special cases and
women, all ableboUled men being told they
had better go Into the town and throw
bricks Instead of asking for help. A
refugee said when tbla train left Oakland
Sunday night they ware already beginning
to discriminate against single, able-bodied
men, telling suca they ought to go to
Tha Northwestern ran Its special of 167
people from Omaha to Boone, la., Wednes
day, UO miles. In three hours. There the
passengers Were taken to the First Chris
tian church in carriages and carryalls and
given a good supper.
A special car of sick and wounded will
arrive on the Vnlon Pacific train No. ,
which Is due In Omaha at 1:10 this evening.
The hospital, tent again will be utilised
for caring for these.
Bights similar to those of Wednesday
were witnessed as the refugees alighted
from the train. Many Omaha people were
there looking for friends and relatives
from whom no word had been received.
Others were there on advice from friends
In the east,- looking- for eastern people
from whotri nothing had been heard.
. Sosae 9a "omblnnttons.
On man had a straw hat, an overcoat
and no shirt. Baby carriages were much in
evidence, as many aa twenty babies being
on the train, which contained almost one
half women.
About twenty women were cared for In
the hospital tent, aa well as a few men.
A scarcity of women to help In the work
was noticeable early la tha morning. This
was caused by confusion as to the time
' ot arrival of tha trains. Superintendent
Morris wished tor more volunteers among
the women of the city. His telephone num
ber Is Douglas 2U7. and by calling that
number the time of arrival of the trains
may be learned. He wishes the church so
cieties to oall upon more of their women
to help la the work.
Another relief train of C left Ogden
Wednesday and will arrive In Omaha Fri
day moraine Of this number seventy,
seven were sent to Denver and thirty-six
to Kansaa City, the test to com through
Still AM Maal Freight.
"The reports being- circulated by sonie
of the lines terminating- on the north
PadAo coast that the Union Pacific is
so tied up In handling relief supplies for
Ban Francis that It cannot handle other
freight is entirely erroneous," said a Mar-
rtnien official, "as the Union Pacific, not
withstanding Its magnanimous efforts In
forwarding- food and other supplies for
the relief of the sufferers by the calamity
In Ban Francisco and vicinity. Is perfectly
able to and Is moving Its freight In both
directions with facility and despatch.
This kind of advertising- on the part of
one railroad In Its competition with an
other is, to say the least, ,ln very poor
taste and of questionable propriety and
certainly will not meat with public favor."
The following supplies for relief of Ban
iCvncssued on sHvead fnaa
ritlsea'a ralrolmrs hot BH
Cross Mas Were Deputised ky
Militia Colonel.
mona, father of fleorge W. Simmons, one
of the trio of "cltlsens patrol" under ar
rest for the killing of Heber Tllden, a well
known merchant, declared this morning
that the three prisoners got their authority
to act as patrolmen and guardians of
property from Colonel Walter M. Kellcy,
commander of the First California regi
ment. National Ouard. Colonel Kelley ad
mits the charge, but makes a detailed
statement Justifying his own action and
that of the members of the cltlsena' pa
trol who fired Into the automobile In which
Tllden was riding. Me said:
"As to the killing of Tllden I have made
a thorough Investigation and the facts as
I get them are as follows:
There had been a report that some loot
ers were traveling around in an auto
mobile and this report reached the Mission.
On the night In question Tllden's auto
mobile was coming along Guerrero street
at a tere' s eed. As Jt ncared Twenty
third St.. -ember of the cltlsens pa
trol crleo. k but the party in the
automobile f attention and went
dashing aIonk same speed. The
sentry at Twen, 1 street also cried
'Halt!' and fired y ' Mr. Then a man
In the automobile ' ' his revolver.
This caused two of sentries at
that point to fire, one 6, g one shot
and the other two. l circum
stances I believe the sent.. '. were Justi
fied In firing, and I know no reason why
they should be detained. The same action
would have taken place either by militia
or regular troops."
Former Omahan "ells Hla Ran Fran
cisco Property for Cash Jest
Before the Crash.
Fortune was kind to E. 8. Rowley, a for
mer Omaha man, when she whispered to
him a week before the earthquake to sell
his holdings in Ban Francisco and Invest
bis money In Los Angeles. By heeding her
whispers Mr. Rowley got away from the
Golden Oat city with tlDO.OuO before it
was ruined by - the terrible cataclysm of
Thursday afternoon before the earthquake
Mr. Rowley left his home In Los Angeles
and went to the doomed city, having con
cluded to sell his real estate there. Upon
his arrival In San Francisco he at once
opened negotiations to dispose of his hold
ings In the heart of the city, at Market and
Mason. By Saturday night he had sold
his entire property for 1460,000. Sunday
night he was at home again at Los Angeles.
Wednesday morning the buildings on the
lots he bad sold were In ruins. When asked
by a Los Angeles reporter If he had any
premonition of disaster, he replied he had
not; that he had sold because tie wanted
to buy Los Angeles property.
Mr. Rowley Is well known to the older
members of the real estate fraternity of
Omaha. Ho was here several years In the
80's and Invested heavily In real estate.
Ho sold out almost at the height of the
boom and made a large amount of money
which he later Invested in the coast cities.
Mayor "Devotee Days to Reliefs a ma
Sight Office.
Mayor Zlmman is spending evenings at
the city hall trying to catch up with the
routine of the office after a week's stren
uous activity aa the directing head of the
San Francisco relief committee. For two
days his time has been taken up In mak
ing arrangements for and looking after the
refugees going east, and warrants, ordi
nances, resolutions and documents are
piled high on his desk. Ha Is a candidate
for re-election aa councilman from the
Third ward, but so far as politics goes
he has hardly had a chance to notice a
campaign we In full swing and election
day only next week.
The mayor has arranged with Manager
Carl Relter of the Orpheum to auction off
the flrat box of, California cherries received
In Omaha sine the earthquake after the
benefit matinee Friday, the proeeeda to re
plenish the relief fund. In Philadelphia 13,440
was cleared In this way and In Boston 12, 181
from the first box of oranges. The first
consignment of cherries received her has
Just reached Roccn Bros, and probably
will be. auctioned oft Friday. In Fhiladel
phla the flrat cherry sold brought $105.
The news that ISO men are billed to
Omaha and no further has caused the
mayor some anxiety. He does not
knoW whether It Is their purpose
to stop oft here and try to find work or
not. They will be scrutinized closely by
the police and at least the plainly unde
sirable characters will be weeded out
Telephone meweages o the mayor, how
ever. Inform him of several openings for
employment If the need presented. On
woman telephoned from South Omaha that
she wss in urgent need of a domestic and
would be glad to help out a San Francisco
Maay of Them In a Bad! Way for
Wearlnar Apparel.
FREMONT, April IS. tSpeclal.) Another
tralnlnad of refugees arrived here this
morning and the passengers were taken
In charge by a relief committee and given
a breakfast at the different restaurants
and hotels. The way they attacked the
warm meals furnished them showed that
they appreciated what was .being done for
them. Several said it was the second time
they had sat down to a regular meal sine
the fire, the other time being at Ogden
Utah. A good many among them were in
serious want of proper clothes. One woman.
It was learned, escaped from the earth'
quake in her nlghtdresa and had no other
garment except a man's long mackintosh.
She was provided with a dress and under
wear. A great many of the women and
some of the men were bare-headed or wore
hats made of a handkerchief or paper
They appeared to be in a worse condition
for clothing than those who went through
her on the special yesterday. There were
a number of families and children and
many more men than women. Their desti
nation was various points east.
California Executive Sends Thanks to
Governor of Nebraska.
LINCOLN, April 2. (Special Telegram.)
Governor-Mickey has received the following
telegram from Governor Pardee, dated at
Oakland, April S:
Many thanks for the aid your people are
ending- us. ii win oo great good. No epl
acinic here.
Seaate Favors Naval Bill.
WABHlKU IU.N, April 3. The senate
committee on naval affairs authorized a
favorable report on the bill Introduced
yesterday by Senator Flint authorizing the
expenditure of 1360,000 at the Mar Island
aav yard, Ban Francisco. ,
Steamer from Seattle to San Francisco
Strikes Tidal Wave.
Wall of Water Strikes Ship, Throwing
Officers from Their Feet and
Threatening t Engnlf
SAN FRANCISCO. April 26. The steamer
Buckman of the Alaska line, in command
of Captain E. B. Wood, arrived her late
last night, with volunteer physicians. Red
Cross nurses and a cargo of J. 200 tons of
provisions and supplies for the homeless
people of this city. The vessel made a rec
ord run from Seattle, but encountered a
terrific sea off Cap Blanco, which crew
and passengers believe was caused by a
subterranean eruption and which for a time
hreatened to engulf the staunch ship on Its
errand of mercy.
Off Cape Blanco yesterday the steamer
ran Into rough weather and high seas. Off
to the west passengers and crew saw a
great wall, like a huge tidal wave of seeth
ing, boiling water, running mountain high,
approaching at great speed. It struck the
ship with terrific force, smashing two of
the boats as if they were egg shells. Tons
of water rolled over the decks of the
steamer, which quivered from stem to
stern, and threatened every moment to
founder it. Captain Wood, his first officer
and the chief engineer were swept from
thalr feet. It was little short of a miracle
that they were not washed overboard. The
wall of water had all the appearance of a
huge tidal wave ,and the seas continued
running high until late In the afternoon.
Captain Wood and the passengers are of
the opinion that It was caused by some dls
turbance under the sea.
Loaded la Short Time.
The Buckman waa sent to San Fran
cisco by " the chambers of commerce of
Seattle and Tacoma to carry relief. A
large sum of money was raised by the two
cities and no ship was ever loaed and put
out of a Pacific coast port in so short a
time as was the Buckman. . The vessel
sailed from Seattle Sunday night and
made fust . last night to the government
transport dock, where Secretary Sheffield,
of the Alaska club of Seattle, who Is In
charge of the cargo. Immediately turned it
over to the military authorities, who now
have charge of the feeding of the home
less. The cargo brought by the Buckman
waa carefully selected. It contains milk,
canned goods of every variety, meats of all
kinds, cereals, even tobacco, matches and
corncob pipes. On the way down from Se
attle the crew and passengers baked sev
eral thousands loaves of bread, to be
ready for immediate distribution 'upon ar
rival. The Buckman also brought 2,000
blankets and 400 tents.
Governor Fornsrdi Three , Cnrs of
Potatoes to the Const.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, April 26. (Bpeclal.)-Governor
Mickey sent out three cars of potatoes
from Greeley and on car of corn meal
from Crete this morning to the San Fran
cisco sufferers. Th donations were paid
tor oat of the money contributed to the
governor for that purpose. The following
subscriptions have been received since
yesterday :
Citizens of Sutton $23100
i mzens oi nainview 100 00
Citizens of Plymouth 83.&0
Citizens of Harvard (additional)... 29.tso
v 1 1 liens 01 uaaoia fity 110.00
ton.'Ctea at Mayer Bros.' store, Lln-
- 42.00
rirsi i.nurcn ot Christ, Scientist, Lin
coln .
South Sioux City Presbyterian church 10.00
inauown contriDutor 2 00
nCHiryLER, Neb., April 26.-(8peclal.)-
Another car of provisions will be sent to
San Francisco from here. Mayor Arnold
has made an appeal to the cltlsens and
the farmers for cured meats, clothing,
eggs, etc. Th Odd Fellows' lodg Is rais
ing a fund for th Odd Fellows In San
War ' Department Sends 2.&0O Addi
tional Men to Stricken City.
WASHINGTON. April 26.-Th War de
partment has derided to send General
Greely at Ban 'Francisco an additional
2.500 troops that he has asked for.
The additional troops to be sent to Gen-
tral Greely are as follows: Eleventh in
fantry. Fort D. A. Russell; Twenty -seventh
Infantry, Fort Sheridan; Twenty-eighth In
fantry (headquarters, band and ten com
panies). Fort Snelllng; First cavalry. Fort
Clark, and Fort Sam Houston; two squad
rons Eleventh cavalry. Fort De Moines,
In a telegram from General Greely at San
Francisco today he Insisted upon the neces
stty of additional troops for policing that
city. The troops, he says, have main
tained the high standing of th American
army, but a continuance of meral and
physicsl stress Is not advisable In the
present high tension of the situation. Ao
ceptlng an estimate of 200,000 destitute,
there Is but on soldier for every 100 peo
ple, and the additional troops asked for
would give but two soldiers per 100 people.
Carnegie Com pa ay Makes AH Snn
Frnnrlseo Orders Emergency.
PITTSBURG. April 26. Orders have been
Issued by the officials of th Carnegie Steel
company making all contracts tor struc
tural and steel material to be used In the
construction of San Francisco "emergency
orders" and giving them precedence over
all other contracts.
John G. Neale, structural engineer of th
Carnegie company, left last night for San
Francisco to take charge of the structural
force of th United States Steel corpora
tion on the Pacific coast. He will direct
the operation of the company at that point
during th first stages of the rebuilding,
Th order relating to emergency matter
for San Francisco, It Is said, will apply
not only to direct eontracta from that
city, but also to contracts placed by
builders who may receive order to begin
tne work ot rebuilding.
General Greely Report to Washing.
ton ranker victims of Disaster.
WASHINGTON, April 26. Th following
dispatch from General Greeley, dated Ban
Francisco yesterday, wan received at th
War department today:
Th following are names of dead not pre
viously reported:
Brown, Catherine Pulos, James
Berg, John (or Day) Rankin, J.
Cht-Mbro. Harry Rlreal, Clro
Bung, A. H. Robinson, Lewis
Klttner, Emma (negro)
Meyer, Hermann VallaU William
Myike, W 1 Japanese) Walker. 'George
Parle, Marc Young Woman
This does not Increase the grand total.
Investigations pr ceeding regarding those
Injuied. Hope t (ui'nlsu yuue complete
teport on 26(a
Senntne Bnrkett Seeks to Seenre
Money for Enlargement of
Fort Robinson.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. April 26. (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Burkett today made a new
move to secure an appropriation to en
large Fort Robinson. He introduced an
amendment to the sundry civil bill call
ing for $400,000 to be expended at Fort Rob
inson In the construction of barracks and
officers' quarters. Fort Robinson is now
a four-company post and Senator Burkett
seeks Its enlargement to the dignity of a
full regimental garrison.
Four pension bills Increasing the pen
sions of Nebraskans were reported favor
ably to the senate today by Senator
Burkett. These bills have passed the house
and give pensions of tii each to Manning
Abbott, Thomas Hughes, Lloyd D. Ben
nett and George Warren.
Senator Millard left today for New York
and Is expected to return tomorrow or
Saturday. 1
Captain Mack K. Cunningham, signal
corps, has been ordered to Fort Omaha for
The president today signed a bill for th
relief of Joseph Crow, ex-postmaster at
Congressman Hlnshaw secured the follow
ing pensions: Lydla ;L. Davis, Tork: Ste
phen McCabe, Hubbell, $8 each; Charles
M. Juett. Glltner, Increase to $12.
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska-
Lincoln, route 2, Ada Ewkew, carrier; Bart
lett Hester, substitute; Ord, route 1, Jona
than Fletcher, carrier; George Norman,
substitute. Iowa Bode, route 2, Hans
Hoganson, carrier; Hans Hansen, substi
tute; Mcrlden, route 1, Benjamin Silver,
carrier; David Silver, substitute.
Civil service examinations for clerk and
carrier In the postofflce service will be held
May 13 at Grand Island, Falrbury, Ne
braska City, Norfolk, Neb.; Ames, Osage,
Boone, Esthervllle, la.
Secretary of Treaaary Addresses Mnss
Meeting; of Republicans In
Mosle Hall.
ST. LOUIS. April 2.-8ecretary of the
Treasury Leslie M. Shaw arrived this after
noon from Champaign, 111., where he
spoke yesterday, and tonight made an ad
dress before a mass meeting at Music
hall. The meeting was held under the
auspices of the Missouri State League of
Republican Clubs, which begins a con
vention here tomorrow. Secretary Shaw
will remain in St. Louis until Saturday
morning as the guest of D. M. Houser.
A reception committee met him at the
train and after an automobile trip around
the city he waa entertained at dinner at
the Jefferson hotel.
At the mass meeting tonight he waa in
troduced by Chairman Nathan Frank and
spoke on the topic, "Republican Supremacy
in Missouri."
Secretary Shaw spoke In part as fol
A tariff law to be successful must be co
herent. A law that Is not built upon prin
ciple Is a legislative failure.
The two great politkvjtpnrtiaa to" many
years have appeafwl 4o til a American people
trom opposite atanapoints. our opponents
appeal to the consumer and Insist that all
that Is essential to make ua proaperous and
happy Is cheap articles of consumption.
The republican party on the contrary ap
peals' to the producer. The republican
nartv declares It to be relatively unim
portant what price we pay for labor or for
the products of labor provided the wages
paid go to our own people and the price
of the products of labor go to thooe who
pay high prices for labor.
uo vou wonder tnen mat tne 111 pain
people of the earth are seeking our shores
u y inr minion i.t wiiiiuiii i
There are some who profess alarm at
this laree Influx of immigration. 1 siiRgest
one sure way ot stopping it put tne aenio-
cratlc natiy In control, lmmljcrants will
never seek our shores in large numbers
when free trade policies nave closed our
Wife of Deposed Apostle Who Repudi
ated Him Visits His
CHICAGO, April 26. Following reports
that John Alexander Dowle Is a very
sick msn. Overseer Jane Dowle, wife of
the deposed head of the Christian Catholic
church, visited her husband In his apart
ments at the Auditorium annex today,
This Is the first time Dowle and his wife
have seen each -other In several months.
When General Overseer , Wilbur Glenn
Voliva assumed control at Zlon City Mrs.
Dowle cast her lot with the new adminis
tration and sine then had repudiated her
husband publicly several tlmea. Because
of this state of affairs those Interested In
the controversy overZlon City place a
great deal of significance in the visit of
Mrs. Dowle.
Mrs. Dowle was accompanied to the an
nex by her son, Gladstone Dowle, but the
latter did not enter the room occupied by
bis father. Mrs. Dowle remained In her
husband's apartments for half an hour,
after which she was again Joined by her
son snd they returned to Zlon City.
That Mrs. Dowle' s visit to her husband
was for tha purpose of a deathbed recon
ciliation was denied tonight by those as
sociated with Dowle, who assert that she
called on Dowle to Strang for his pro
posed return to Zion City next Saturday
and his reception at Shlloh house. The
report that Dowle was in a dying condition
was denied by all those still faithful to
him in the party at the hotel.
Second Dny of Rennlon at New Or
leans la Devoted to
NEW ORLEANS. April 26. With the ex
ception of the time consumed by the pres
entation to General W. L. Cabell of a gold
medal by the veterans of Arkansas, the
second day of the confederate reunion was
from Its opening hours strictly devoted to
The report of the committee on creden
tials, which was adopted, gave th total
number of camps represented as 756 and
the aggregate of votes 2,316.
Twenty Men Indicted In Kansas
Agree to Remove Barrier
Within Sixty Dnys.
WICHITA, Kan.. April St. In th fed
ral court here today District Attorney
Bon announced that the cases of th
twenty men under Indictment for fencing
government land in western Kansas would
be dismissed if th defendants would
mov th fences within sixty days. Th
defendants all agreed to do so. ThTs does
not affect the perjury casaa In connection
with, th tudlclmanta
Conference Between Committee and Com-
pan j Results in Failure.
leetlngre of Men Called for Today at
Which Some Derisive Action 1
Likely to Be Taken on
Committee's Resort.
Trouble between the Omaha and Council
Bluffs Street Railway company and its
employes Is coming to a head.
Ever since the organisation of the local
street car men's union, known as division
No. 28$ of the Amalgamated Association
of Street and Electric Railway Employes
of America, composed of the conductors
nd motormen of Omaha, South Omaha
and Council Bluffs, the men have sought
recognition for the union from th com
pany In vain. This Is one of the points
of contention which it Is desired to have
For soma time the meetings of the union
have been made warm by debates on the
subject of alleged grievances against the
company, and a committee was appointed
to submit article ' of agreement to be
signed by the company. Repeated attempts
on the part of the committee failed to
bring about a conference, resulting In Im
patience on the part ot the men, which
reached a crisis on Tuesday evening when
the committee was given until Friday even
ing to reach some conclusion with tho
What th Men Ask.
The conclusion came Thursday morning.
when" the committee succeeded In seeing
the directors of tha street railway company
in conference and articles were subtnl(ted
for conference, which made the following
That all motormen and conductors be
allowed to Join the. union If they desire
na that no discrimination ue made against
them for so doing.
That all men discharged because they
had Joined the union since February 1 be
relnatated without prejudice.
That in (he. future when any man Is
discharged or laid off, and snail, after
investigation, be found to have not been
at fault, ne shall be reinstated and be
paid far the time lost.
That all differences in tne tuture De
submitted to arbitration In the manner
Company Refnse Reqnest.
Tlie outcoin of the conference was the
absolute refusal on the part ot the directors
to make any agreement with the committee.
This resulted In a meeting of the executive
committee of the union in room 10, Midland
hotel, Thursday night. Present at the
meeting was C. O. Pratt, chairman ot the
International executive board, ot Welsh-
field. O., who has been in Omaha for a
week, coming her for the purpose ot di
recting th campaign of th local organisa
tion for recognition.
At the session at the hotel It was decided
to issue a call for a general meeting of all
street car men Immediately, and accord
ingly copies ot a notice were mad to be
posted this morning, calling upon all men.
whether union or nonunion, to be present
at meetings to be held at Labor Temple
at 2 and S o'clock p. m. today before which
wllf 1m laM the retrtt' ot the conference
with the directors of the company. Mr.
Pratt will also be present on this occa
sion to advise the men on what action
shall be taken.
Strength of the Union.
About E00 men In the three cities are
eligible to membership in the union, and it
is said from two-thifds to three-fourths are
now enrolled, while there Is no- objection to
organization on the part of those not mem
bers. It was decided at th Thursday
iilght meeting of the executive committee
to make the offer through the press, that
the grievances of the employes be placed
In the hands of a committee composed ot
the mayors of the three cities of Omaha,
Council Bluffs and South Omaha or the
managers of tha three dally papers. The
Bee, World-Herald and News, for con
sideration, the men to abide by the decision.
President Mitchell Snbmlts Two Offers
to Anthracite Operators nnd
Asks Early Reply.
WILKESBARRE. Pa.. April 28-The an
thraoite miners will hold a convention at
Scrariton next Thursday In order to take
action upon the reply of the operators. If
any, to the propositions submitted to Pres
ident Baer and his associates today.
The decision to call a convention of the
miners of the three districts was reached at
a meeting ot the general anthracite scale
committee held here today.
President Mitchell tonight made public
two propositions, together with a request
for another joint conference submitted by
the miners' scsle committee, to President
Baer snd his associates. The first proposi
tion asks for an increase In wages ranging
from 6 to 15 per cent, according to the
wages now received. Th second proposi
tion asks for an advance equal ta 10 cents
per ton upon the total production of coal, to
be added to the wages of employes and ap
portioned In such percentage' as may be
agreed upon.
NEW YORK. April 26. The anthracite
coal operators announced today through
their office in this city that Chairman
George F. Baer of their conference com
mittee has received a telegram from Pres
ident Mitchell of the miners' union. In.
timatlng that a letter containing a coun
ter proposition for the miners hsd been
forwarded to him, Mr. Baer. The telegram
asked for an early consideration of th
proposition, that the decision of the oper
ators may be submitted to th miners at
their convention next Thursday.
Captor tbo Philadelphia Cap nt the
Womnn's Natlonnl Whist
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 26.-(Special Tele
gram.) The Omaha club did Itself proud
at th Woman's Whist congress today by
winning from the Howell club of Boston,
the Philadelphia cup. When th victory
was announced the western women were
overjoyed. The , Omaha players wero
Mmes. Bailey and Martin, while Mmes.
Waterhouse and Taylor played tor Boston.
The westerners hsd good cause to be Ju
bilant, for Mrs. Waterhouse Is regarded by
many as th best whlst, player at th con
gress. Th congress, which has been playing a
series of games here this week, today
elected the following officers: President,
Mrs. Henry Cannon, New York; first vie
president, Mrs. James T. Bbaw, Detroit;
aecond vice president, Mrs. Henry Ken
dall. Lowell. Mass.; secretary, Mrs. O. D.
Thompson, St. Louis; treasurer. Mrs. Ca
pe 1, Chicago. Th congress will meet ta
New York in M, In Detroit In IMS sad In
L Boston la !.
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Nearly All Balldlnsts la Bellevne Are
Blown Down nnd nt Least Seven
Persons Are Killed.
BELLVUE. Tex.. April tS.-A tornado
which swept through this place tonight
destroyed everything in Its path and as a
result practically the entire town Is a mass
of ruins, only three buildings now standing,
at least eleven persons are dead and a num
ber are Injured. The tornado was followed
by fire, which consumed the wreckage. This
report la being sent from the top of a tele
phone pole a mile from Bellvue, but It Is as
close as a wire can be had.
The town of Bellvue consisted of over 300
houses. Among those who ax known to
have been killed are:
W. W. BKLL, candidate for county treas
urer of Clay countv.
The seriously Injured:
Two daughters of N. K. Smith ot Bowie.
Mrs. (fault.
Mr. Gray and seven members of his fam
ily, two of whom have sine died.
Mrs. McGraw.
Tho whole business section ot the town
and all stocks of merchandise were de
stroyed. Among the business houses de
stroyed are Nelson & Splvey, M. Spradles,
D. Ognots and D. Robley's flour mill.
A. D. Carr was caught In a building,
mashed to- death and his body Is believed
to have been cremated.
The tornado waa a mile wld and traveled
over th earth for a distance ot eight
miles, leveling everything. This section is
thickly settled and it will be tomorrow
before .It will be possible to get a complete
report ot the dead.
The fact that so few people were killed
Is accounted for by the fact that practically
every house was equipped with a storm
cellar and the people ran to them as they
saw the tornado approaching. Those who
had no storm cellars or who could not
reach them were the ones who suffered.
Last winter many lives were lost In the
same neighborhood by a tornado.
ST, LOUIS, April 26. A special to the Re'
publio Irom Dallas, Tex., says: Bel lev ue,
a village In Clay county, and Stoneburg,
a village in Montague county, both eighty
five miles northwest of here, were struck
by a tornado this evening, Th number of
dead Is estimated from information re
ceived to be thirty In Bellevue and twenty
m Stoneburg. Dispatches from Hlco, liO
miles south of Bcllavue. are to the effect
that Hamilton, the county seat, was also
devastated by the tornado and several
lives lost. Two relief trains have gon from
lie nrUnta-1 Buitevu carrying doctors and
Seeretary Bonnpnrte Dlarnsses This
Snbjeet Before Nntlonol Mn
nlrtpnt Leagne.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., April 26. Charles
J. Bonaparte, secretary of the navy, ad
dresaed the National Municipal league here
tonight in part as follows:
Why do really first-class men, as a rule,
shun public employment In Its higher
grades First, beciiue public offices of
great responsibility are generally and
grnsnhr underpaid. A very little thought
should serve to show that the truats and
the multimillionaires get what they pay
for and we get what e pay for likewise;
the only difference is that they are suffi
ciently sensible to know they must pay
for what they want In order to get it, and
we are sufficiently silly to think we can
get what we want without paying Ita fair
The American people cannot be Justly
called "stingy." For manual or merely
routine public work we pay as ltberallv aa
any nation in the world: at all events I
know of none more generous. Why are we
unable or unwilling to act on the same prin
ciples of common sense when we deal with
those of our servants who are. also our
rulers? I believe this anomaly to be the
resultant of two popular prejudices.
Of these the first la a diluted and par
tlallv sterilized form of a virulent and
deadly social and political polaon, namely,
the doctrine that all men of right ought
to be and should therefore be made and
kept precisely equal.
If we are honest to ourselves and not
afraid tn think the truth, then let us own
frankly that the first step toward the
needed reform will be to recognise the la
borer as worthy of his hire, be that hire
much or little.
Inenranre Rates Advanced.
PHILADELPHIA. April 28. As a result
of the San Francisco conflagration the Fire
association of Philadelphia today advanced
Its premium rates In the congested-central
district of this city 2E per cent. The Amer
ican Fire Insurance company announced
that It had reinsured in the Commercial
Union Assurance company of England Its
entlr outstanding risks except th per
petual Insurance. President Irvin of the
Fir association also ssid he had ordered
a 25 per cent advance In premiums ot risks
of this company in the business section of
New York and similar action will be taken
elsewhere. With the advance In premiums
the Fire association also reduced from IS
to 10 per cent th commission allowed In
surance brokers.
No British Troops for A fries.
ALDERSHOT, England. April 26. Th
report that orders had been received her
for the mobilization of th First division
of General French's army corps In view
of serious developments in South Africa
or elsewhere Ir unfounded. No troops
have been ordered to prepare for foreign
service now nor In th near future.
Movement sf Oeesn Vessels April 2,
At New York Arrived: Calabria, from
Naules: Prince Kitel Frederick, from Ham
burg; Hudson, from Havre. Balled: La
Bavole, for Havre; Main, for Bremen,
( nited States, for Chrtatlanla; Moltke, for
At St. Johns. N. F. Arrived: Carthage-
nian. from Glasgow.
At Liverpool-Sailed: Southwark, for
Quebec. Arrived: Iberian, from Boston;
Malestle. from New York.
At Moville Arrived: Astoria, from New
At Boston Arrived: Saxonla, from Llv
At Glasgow Arrived: Hungarian, from
Portland: Corean. from Boston.
At London Arrived: Philadelphia, from
Boston: Manttou. from Philadelphia.
At Naples Balled: Sicilian Prince, for
New York: Italia, tor New York.
At Barcelona Arrived: Antonio Lopes,
from New York.
At Trieste Arrived: Georgia, from New
At Copenhagen Balled: Florida, for New
At Marseilles Sailed: Neuatrla, for New
At Antwerp-Sailed: Weaternland, for
New York.
At vueeastuwn Balled: iialUo, for New
8an Francisco Belief Committee Adopts
SjBtem of Auditing Account.
Armj Taiea Charee ot Food Distribution
at Noon.
Banks Are Acain Open and Checks Will Bs
Paid Through Hint.
Stat Troops Kot Vet Withdrawn at
Governor Pardee Will Not any
When They Will
SAN FRANCISCO. April M.-What to do
with the immense amount of money that
has been contributed to the relief ot San
Francisco's homeless was the question that
received earnest consideration by alt those
now engaged In this Important work. So
many inquiries have com to th heads
of the various departments, civil and
military, all asking for what and by whom
the money so generously contributed would
be expended, that the Associated Press
is asked to communicate to the country
at large the plans for disbursing these
funds and the assurance that every dollar
will be put to the use tor which It waa
The complete details of disbursing
and accounting for the immense sum of
money already contributed have been
thoroughly discussed In committee and
may be briefly stated ns follows:
Expenditures will be authorised be the
finance committees of the citizens' and
Red Cross funds. The members of this
committee are representative banker.
business men and Jurists of San Francisco-
and Dr. Devln of the National Red Cross
society. This committee will audit all ac
counts and mak a detailed report to the
War department, where a final audit and
statement will be made.
At noon today the distribution ot food
to the city of San Francisco was formally
turned over to the United Btates amty.
which wilt act under the system already
described. Under this system' many of
the abuses that have prevailed In tha giv
ing out of suppllos by the various local
and outside relief organizations, each of
which has acted Independently of all others.
will be discontinued and the direction of
all the stations will be centralised In the
depot ot the quartermaster of the United
States army at this post under Major
Reports of Friction Denied.
The Impression which seems to have pre
vailed In New Tork. Washington and other
eastern cities that thero was friction over
the matter of concentrating and distribut
ing Red Cross supplies was corrected to
day by Dr. Devlno, agent of the Red Cross ,
society, who ; informed proper persona In
those cities absolute harmony pre
vailed and that tho work was being oar,
ried on to the entire satisfaction of all
concerned. He felt that it was but Just
to these cities In the east and elsewhere
that have contributed so generously to the
relief fund that they be kept Informed
as to what disposition la being made of
their supplies. He wished It known that
the Red Cross work had been carried out
In a most satisfactory manner and that
the transfer of all Its supplies now on
hand would be made without the slightest
Dr. Devlne expressed the opinion that the
lees perishable goods and supplies of a
substantial character should be sent here.
Despite the prompt transportation facilities
of the first few days following the fire large
quantities of .fruit and other perishable
goods were unfit for use when they arrived
here. These conditions have been changed
In the last few days, however, and today
more than 800 teams were employed at the
disposal of Dr. Devlne and his army ot
Patlentn Lenve Hospitals.
The reports from the leading hospitals at
the Presidio and at Golden Gate park today,
showed that the number of patients is less
than yesterday. At the general hospital In
the Presidio there were 650 patients today,
which is 200 less than yesterday. The de
crease Is probably due to the fact that th
privilege of free transportation over th
railroads to any part of th state expired,
at noon today, and many of the patients
who were suffering from minor Injuries and
complaints left, the hospitals In time to
take advantage of th generosity of th
A statement by Dr. James Edward, pres
ident of the Board of Health, made to th
Associated Press today showed that ther
are now thirty hospitals In us, all the
smaller Institutions established during th
confusion of th first few days following
the Are having been abolished and th pa
tlents removed to th larger establishment.
Tuberculosis hospitals have been estab
lished separately from the others.
All Well Examined.
Every well and aourc of water supply
throughout the city is being examined by
competent Inspectors to provide against any
possibility of contamination and resulting
sickness. The garbage of th city ta being
taken out to aea on barges and nil un
sanitary camps have been removed and the
ground which they occupied quarantined.
Tha medical supplies of the city hav been
concentrated at the Presidio general hos
pital, and from there distributed to th
various hospitals and relief stations. A
mnet rigid Inspection la maintained and any
case of communicative disease promptly Iso
lated and quarantined.
Cars Start Today.
The street car companies assert that they
have made a most careful Inspection of
their system of overhead wires and that
the danger from these wires is hardly
worth consideration at this time. Means
of transportation Is very badly needed Just
now and the running of street cars would
very materially assist In bringing about
normal conditions.
1 Ijite this evening It was decided to start
the street cars tomorrow morning.
As an avldence ot th determination of
San Francisco business men to resume busi
ness at their old stands, the Wholesalers'
association today declined tha generous of
fer ot Oakland's citizens of a large tract
of land on that side of th bay for the
location of wholesale establishments. After
mature consideration the wholesalers de
clined th offer with thanks and reiterated
their Intention of rebuilding and opening
up business on the old ground. It wa
stated at this meeting that temporary build
ings for many of the aholeaale firms would
be romplutcd within fifteen days. Th
wholesalers have report of S.000 carloads
of goods now In transit between Chicago
and Ban Francisco ao4 of &a) cnorn aar