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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
BUSY DAY FOR MERCY
Omaha People Put in Muoh Time Alleviat
ing Human Pain and Want,
FIVE HUNDRED MORE REFUGEES CARED FOR
Additional Fonda Are Eaised foT Belief of
Sufferers in California.
STAGE FOLK RAISE THOUSAND AT MATINEE
Bailroads All Take Hand in Getting
Victims to Their Various Home.
WOMEN TOIL ON WITH MEN IN PLEASURE
Work ot UiMmlif Hardship of
F.arthejuake and Fire Sufferers
Gmi OB with Ifo Halt
V or Hitch.
Yesterday wu another' busy day for
Omaha In the matter of administering to
the relief of Canlfornla vlctlma. About
&00 refugees were fed and otherwise cared i
for at Union Station, a matinee wai given '
nt tha Orpheum theater In which all
actqs now In the city participated, net-'
ting- about 1 1,000, tha fiscal manager!
ptoseeuted their work of Increasing the"
funds which have approached the $30,000
mark, and prominent Jews got together
and arranged for a larger collection of
money from among their people In the
The biggest thing of the day. of course,
was the handling of 44 refugees who
arrived at Union station In a train of
nine car over the Union Paciflo at 3
p. m. These people were given a hearty
meal at the tent dining rooms; those sick
received medical and surgical attention
from County Physician Swoboda and a
corps of surgeons and physicians who
have generously given their services.
Forty-two of them remained in Omaha,
while the others were sent to their desti
nations over the Northwestern, Mil
waukee, Great Western. Illinois Central,
Missouri Pacific, Wabash.. Burlington and
Rock Island. The Northwestern sent 160
to Chicago. on a special train and the
Milwaukee 100. on Its regular which left
at a convenient time. All the roads are
doing their utmost In the free transporta
tion of these unfortunate people.
Early yesterday morning another contin
gent of refugees, some of them requiring
medlral attention, arrived over the Union
Faclflo and mora are to come today. The
army of brave men and women In Omaha
are able now, with established facilities.
to give even better attention to men peo-
pie than at first and evidently are derlv-
Ing much pleasure from their work of
Two Ifebrukaoe oa Train.
On the first train yeaterday were two
Nebraskans from Gage county who lost
their all In the Ban Francisco disaster,
They were Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Mumford,
tha former a on of Charles Mumford, a
prominent farmer living near Beatrice, and
Gity Iiddlcott, son of T. T. Uddlcott Of
Beatrice. . The home of Mr. Mumford was
oontpletely destroyed by earthquake and
fire and the family barely escaped With
their lives. Mr. Uddlcott alao lost every.
thing, having been roused from his bed
by the falling chandelier of but room and
the collapse of the celling. He barely es
caped with his lift.
"Nebraska 1b good enough for me," said
Mr. Uddlcott. "I do not want any more
Ban Francisco In mine. While the expert
enee Is one that, after all, I am glad to
have gone through, no amount of money
could Induce me to go through another
like It. The grandest thing of the whole
affair la the spontaneous goodness of the
American people. For the first dny after
tha disaster we were uVstltu'e of food
and water and suffered terribly. But after
that we1 wanted nothing. The relief sys
tem Is perfect and too much credit cannot
be given to the repul.tr urmy for the
promptness with which it acted. But for
Its presence the suffering would have been
terrible. Coming h n.c we have been given
every generous HUeiiilon. And nowhere
hits that f.enrrusity and kindness been
greater than In Nebraska, particularly at
Urund Island, Fremont and Omaha.
Nothing But Hard Labor.
"I would not advise young men to go
to Fan 'Francisco at this time unless they
want to get Into a JoB of cleaning off
bricks. I do not think there will be much
doing there In the general work Una for
four or five months except tha hardest kind
of labor. A great many funny things
happened during the earthquake. One In
o4enl I recull of a woman who escaped
from the house' In which I was rooming,
In her nightdress, and Instead of taking
nv other clothing she carried out her
bird cage. The bird In It was dead. An
other woman similarly attired was carry-
lug her pet pug dog.
-When we left 'Frisco about 30,000 peo
ple were encamped In Qolden Oaft park.
They are being ted and clothed by the
relief commit toea. At first wo all had to
fall In lino and take our torn for food
and somatlmoa would hare to wait nearly
an bour before wo oould get our rations.
That la all changed now, and the relief
wagons go around to the camps and every
thing la carried on by a perfect system.
There is very llttlo sickness in tha camps
and the story of pneumonia prevailing
to any groat ox tent la untrue."
, ftoaao Side Uikti of laterat
Among other gratefully received dona
tions on Lba arrival of tha Ban Francisco
refuge train was an abundanco of smok
ing and chewing tobacco, provided by the
Omaha relief commltteea,
Bar. T. V. Moore of Westminster Pres
byterian church provided a quantity of
literature for the refugee to while away
the time en the train east. Ir. Moore
suggest that parties baring old maga
alnes that can bo spared to leavo them
with the relief commltteea at Union sta
tion fur distribution among such of tha
refugees aa will accept then.
Super! ntendent Morris wlahea for more
clothing to give tbeee people who cetue
through, especially underwear and stock
ings fur children. A ciilld with bruised
and swollen feet waa taken lata the hos
pital test Tnuredajr and worn his stock
legs were removed the akin came along.
One of the refugee showed the stall of
v hlch be waa made wiiea ha brought is
two suits ef onion underwear to the his
'piiai taiit eajriAg, prohaiily aumo aue could
tie feand wlie needed them mure thai ha.
Arrangemeula ba.ve been made with 1tS
Union Paolflu to have tha auuducturs of
tueae relief trains wiia in Jua what oluth,
lug and marUiaU aid la needed bjr lha jmui
ffeitgera on lha trains.
P. -A. .Nash, fur the Omaha "Electro; Uglct
and Power eoutpemx. -baa mad his men put
are and ltaiidewcnt lights In tha tents,
and .Manager Vance Le.no jit the .Nebraska
(telephone aumneny baa ball a teetphon
.jt.Ton ita il jen Jftmrtea -3Aac,i
MISSOURI REPUBLICANS FIGHT
Meeting; of "fate !, of t loos
Marred by Many Personal
ST. LOUIS. April $7. Following the an
nouncement by Chairman OrfT of the con
vention of the Missouri Ingue of Repub
lican Clubs that a motion to ndjourn until
May 10 had been carried, those opposed to
the motion rushed the speaker's stand and
police were called to restore order.
The police attempted to clear the hall but
failed and the convention proceeded after
John Albtis, Jr., of St. Joseph had been
The trouble started with the report of
the credentials committee. Blm Harris, sec
retary of the league. Jumped to his feet and
declared that all the authentic credentials
were locked in his office safe and that the
credentials committee had reported spurious
documents. Harris put the adjournment
motion. It was seconded and announced car
ried, when the demonstration followed.
Hardly had quiet been restored when
again the convention was convulsed by the
Introduction of a resolution scoring R. C.
Kerens of St. Louis for lending the bolt In
the last United States senatorial fight at
Again were the police appealed to to re
store order and restrain several delegates
who were engaged In hand-to-hand encount
ers on the platform.
During the excitement OrfT. who was also
president of the league, regained the chair,
nd when quiet was restored put the ques
tion and the Kerens resolution was adopted
without further trouble.
Officers were elected as follows:
John Albus. Jr., of St. Joseph, president;
E. M. Lee of St. Louts, secretary.
The convention then adjourned sine die.
Secretary of the Treasury Shaw did not
attend the convention.
SOCIETIES ARE TO AFFILIATE
Certain Pntrlotie Organisations Will
Join Forces to Carry Out
WASHINGTON. April 27. At - a recent
meeting of representatives of patriotlo so
cieties, held In this city, a plan or co
operation was agreed upon and the federa-
tlon of the societies perfected. This action
was concurred In by representatives of
the Junior Order of United American Ma-
chanlcs, the Daughters of America, the
Daughters of Liberty, tho Patriotic Sons
of America, the order of United American
Mechanics, the Knights of Malta, repre
sentlng a total membership throughout the
United States of moro than 5no,0 persons.
The objects of the federation are stated
to be: Cement the bonds of fraternal
union among the patriotic, fraternal and
benevolent societies; the fostering and pro
tection of the Interests and worka of pa
triotism, benevolence, education and char
ity; the study of social conditions, the
dissemination of the truth, the encourage
ment of the spread of wholesome litera
ture, enactment -of laws for the suppression
of vice and crime, and for the protection
of the American home and the laborer.
The federation pledges Itself to avoid
affllllatlon with any particular party as
uch, and to maintain an attitude of neu
trality upon- quaetlons-of public-policy, not
directly and immediately concerned with
Its object.' '
i Tho federation, while cherishing the
adage that in union there la strength does
not restrain each society from working
along its Individual tines.
The following officers were elected: Pres
ident, Joseph M. Thompson of New Jersey;
secretary-treasurer, Jesse Taylor of Ohio,
and J. A. Bliss and Dr. C. A. Bauer of
Ohio, Fred N. Webber of Washington, D.
C Rev. C. E. Redeker .of Maryland and
Z. P. Smith of North Carolina, vice presi
dents. PANIC ON STOCK .MARKET
Seddea Offer of SecorUles Sends
Prices to I.OOT
NEW YORK. April 27,--The stock mar
ket was thrown Into a condition of de
moralization during the noon hour by
sudden outpouring of liquidation. Sup
port seemed to be entirely withdrawn and
the panicky break in the Hill stocks
caused a feeling of nervousness and an
indiscriminate unloading regardlss of
The selling had every appearance of be
ing forced and liquidation for account of
the Insurance companies was believed to
be an element. The bears also fiercely
attacked the market and offered prica
down swiftly, many points at a time, be
fore bringing out any bids. Tiolent re
bounds followed the first breaks and the
bears rushed to take their profits. Great
Northern preferred waa tho most actively
affected and suffered a perpendicular drop
Of St points. When the selling had spent
Its force Great Northern preferred sud
denly rebounded 14 points. The demand
quickly subsided at the rebound and
there was, a quieter market for a while.
Another wave of liquidation swept over
the market Just before 1 o'clock and de
veloped new weak polnta in tho list. Prices
again rallied and the trading became dull.
but the tone' waa feverish.
The rally was taken advantage of to re
new the liquidation In the final hour, and
some new low levels were touched. The
renewed pressure upon the market un
settled sentiment entirely and very moody
views were felt over the outlook. The
closing was unsettled and generally weak.
EXCESSIVE SUPPLY OF FOOD
San Fimaelseo) Gives Order for Cars
to Be Ueld I'ntll Provisions
Can Be t eed.
OAKLAND. CaL. April r.-Sixty carloads
of provisions from various portions of the
ccuntry arrived over tho Bout hern Pacific
at the OHkland mole today. The supplies
were Immediately taken In charKe by the
relief committee for distribution in Oak
laud. San Fraucinco; Santa Rosa and San
Jose. So great la the quantity of supplies
that are now arriving that notice has been
sent to the Interior cities and towns of
the state to hold consignments until the
train leads oa the ay here have been
A heavy downpour of rain set In at mid
night and oont'nucd throughout the morn
brg. It made things miserable fur the un
furtnnala refngma from San Francisco now
hvlAg ma&sr canvas in Lha sarlona cajupa
eelshilHrmrt for their arromoihithin to Lhm
dij. rsforrunaieiy who number of theve
people mas aog-nmrmed yestenavy by the
removal mto camio of t hiker who had
prrvlmuQy been given ahellrr In chart-tics
eud aasemuly' hails. A strung wind is also
blowing and the wealher is e-xtreuudy cold,
addrng to the ctWuuinfurl of the aiuiaUoa.
WASlftNGTXlK. April H. Clou-lea Hit
htm Keej), ti-Etuturer iu the Ktd Crofcs a
snnuttmn, tuihty nuiervad euntrluuliuna to
U)e Baa Fajufiauat rallctf fny.d auiau&XlAg
to tffl.U. .
MINERS' OFFER REFUSED
Anthracite Operators Beject Latest Proposi
tion from President Mitchell.
SAY PROFITS OF MINE OWNERS ARF
Any Increase Moat Be .,iv' -n-
aemers and They D - ' Want
to Throw Additional
Hardens oa Them.
NEW YORK, April 27. The . anthracite
mine operators, through their subcommittee
or seven, at a meeting nere iouijr uic.
up a reply to the latest proposition of the
mine workers for an adjustment of the
existing differences In the anthracite fields
In which they refuse to modify their po
sition heretofore announced. The operators
call upon the mners to renew for a period
of three years the award of the Anthra
cite Strike commission, or else to accept
the operators' proposition that the strike
commission arbitrate the question as to
what changes. If any, shall be made In
the scale of wages fixed by the commls-
slon in its original award. The miners
have heretofore declined this offer. I
The reply, which Is addressed to President
Mitchell and others of the miners sub-
committee, says the miners present propo-
nition nhnnrinnln all the various demands
of the original communication, seems to
be based on the Impression that wages
In the anthracite Industry are unduly low.
"Even before the advances which were
aranted by Its award." says the letter,
the strike commission found to the con- j
Thirty-Six Cents a Ton.
The operators after giving figures In de-
tall say that to accept the sliding scale
of wages proposed by tho miners would
mean an Increase In the price of coal to
the public of 38 cents a ton. The present
profit to the operators, they say, is but 20
cents a ton. The letter continues:
But If we disregard the sliding scale
and assume that you simply mean to add
10 cents a ton aa the final Increase in cost,
this would result In increasing the wages
of our employes $6,100,000 per annum; that
la. 10 cents pet1 ton on 6,000,000 of output,
You say 'It will not result In imposing
additional burdens upon the coal consum
ing public. How can this bo done? Where
Is the $6,100,000 to come from? Wo have
shown you that In the largest companies,
the profit, without Interest and royalty, I
has yielded less than t per cent on tne
capital Invested. The operators, there- great court trial and all acquitted thorn
fore, cannot afford to pay this large annual selves with such honor that their home
increase 'without imposing additional bur- schools should be proud of them. The
dens upon the coal consuming public' Blair orchestra furnished the music and
"Your propositions are wholly lncon- I
slstent with our position In the premises,
from which we have not yarled."
Arbitration Offer Renewed
The letter then quotes the commission's
decision as to the proper bass of wages
"We have offered to refer to arbitration
by the strike commission the question.
what change, if any, should be made In
these conditions, but this offer you have
rejected. You hayo stated no facta vary
ing from those passed upon by the' com
mission.. The advances made by the strike
commission have practically absorbed the
Increase In price. Therefore there has been
no increase in the profits of the business
upon which could be baaed any claim for
increased wages. These considerations are
all the more Important because, as we hnve
shown, your proposition, it it inciuaea me the plac are reported to have escaped
sliding scale, would add 36 cents per ton aestrUctIon or injury. The tornado cov
to the cost of tho domestic sizes and would ered an area eight miles wide and de
Increase the aggregate cost to the public stroyed farm houses and crops. A carload
of the entire product in the amount of of provisions haa been sent from Fort
! The letter Bays the true course of settle
ment was Indicated in the original propo
sition of the operators, that existing con
ditions should be continued for a period of
three years. '
In conclusion, the letter says:
, "We trust that on Thursday next the de-
liberate Judgment ot the anthracite work-
ers will result in an acceptance ot mai
proposition, but If not they will Join witn
us In the arbitration we nave orrerea.
Failing to meet us on either propo-
Bltlon, the responsibility of a strike must
rest upon you."
The letter Is signed by George F. Baer,
E, B. Thomas. David Willcox. W. H,
Truesdale, Morris Williams, J. B. Kerr and
J. L. Cake.
Mitchell Refosra to Talk.
SCRAN TON, Pa., April 57. President
John Mitchell of the United Mine Workers,
who is visiting in Scranton, tonight was
shown the Associated Press bulletin an
nouncing that the operators had rejected
the propositions. He read It over care
fully and without the slightest indication
of surprise or disappointment said: "I will
have nothing to say until I have seen the
TEACHER ACCUSED OF MURDER
Erlrk Mnentor, Instructor la German
at' Harvard, Charged with
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 27. The Cam-
bridge police Issued tonight a warrant for
the arrest of Erich Muenter, an Instructor na, not attained his majority. The cere
in German at Harvard university on a mony waa performed In the United States
charge of mu-derlng his wife in this city court room at the conclusion of a session
about two weeks ago. It Is alleged that
Mrs. Muent-.rs death was caused by ar
senic. Tho body was taken to Chicago on
April 17, but the case waa not made publlo
until this evening
Mu( nter was born In Germany. He form
erly taught school In Chicago ami before
coinlt g to Harvard, less than two years
ago, ha was an Instructor at tha Kansas
State university In Lawrence. Kans,
LAWRENC'B. K., April 27. rrof
Krlch M'lenter, for whom a warrant has
been Issued In Cambridge, Mass., on the
charge that he murdered his wife, was an
Instructor In German in the Kansas State
university here for two or three years. He
left here about a year ago. Absolutely
nothing Is known of his whereabouts and
the local police have been asked to look
for him. He married a Chicago girl while
he waa associated with the university and
a child was born to them beforo they left.
WRECK IN PENNSYLVANIA
Eaglaeer Killed and Two Employee
Fatally Iajareel by Explo
sion, of Beller.
HA RRI 3 BTItfl, Pa, April St. J. T.
Good, engineer, -was killed, and C H.
I jfrrf it. fireman, and J. X. WaHower,
brakernan, were fatally Injured today by
the explosion of an eastbound freight loco
moUve at Ducklow tower. BUelton. em the
The cacse ef the eipltanun at not known,
but the theory Is adrancr-d that lba en
gine strui'k a stu'k of dynarnTta. whlt-h
bad been aurtflnmaTj drorjnd alanf tha
Only day for registration of
TO-rs for city election Is Satur-
April 28. All unregistered
w - and voters who have
changed residence since last elec
tion must be enrolled before
REGISTRARS SIT 8 A.M.-9 P.M.
DEBATE AT BLAIR IS A DRAW
One Judge Falls to Arrive) and Other
Two I noble to Agree oa
BLAIR, Neb., April 27. (Special Tele
gram.) Although a heavy shower fell at
the opening hour of the Omaha and Rlnlr
High school debate tonight, the opera, house
was niiea witn an enthusiastic aurtl-
enc to hear the young debaters on the
question, "Resolved. That the supervision
and control over life Insurance transactions
" an interstate cnaracter should cease
to be exercised by the states In which such
ousiness is written ana should be assumed
oy congress, constitutionality to be waived.
Amrmative, Blair. with Grover Aker.
James Rodman .and O'Connor Smith as
speakers, and negative, Omaha, with Car
rol Belden. Paul Hammel and Gilbert
Barnes representing that side of the ques-
"Jia neads on young shoulders was
"evBr neuer illustrated man witn tne
young debaters this evening. Generous ap-
plause was given to each speaker on both
sides of the question. The Judges selected
were Superintendent McLean of the South
Omaha schools,1 Prof. H. M. Caldwell of
the department of history and Prof. Ford
of the department of rhetoric, both of the
State university of Lincoln. Prof. Ford waa
detained by a wreck and could not get here
for the debate, and by consent of both
parties the decision was left to the two
Judges, who handed in sealed votes wlth-
out conferring together,. one for the affirm
atlve and one for the negative, which left
the matter In an unsatisfactory manner
for . both parties, owing to the fact that
this was the second debate between the
two schools, Blair winning over Omaha a
year ago on the labor question. The hoys
had miles of documents to quote . from
that would nave done credit to some
Dr. Charles Mead Of Blair sang "Warrior
Bold." The Omaha and Blair High schools
will try for the mastership at base hall
tomorrow afternoon on tho ball grounds
here In Blair.
THIRTEEN KILLED IN TORNADO
Fire Completes the Work of Destruc
tloa Started by Storm
FORT W rS, '1. .'Cex.. April V-ThJrtew
people were killed and a number seriously
injured by a tornado which last night
swept over the little town of Bellevue,
Tm. The itlaca Is Dt-acticallv wrecked.
After the etorm haa raied every business
bundlnB Are broke, out and comDleted the
work of destruction. Only four houses In
Worth and tents were forwarded from
Wichita Falls, The property loss will
probably reach $300,000.
Reports from Stoneburg say tho cotton
gin there was wrecked by the storm and
several residences were damaged. No one
Sydney Webb, chairman of a relief com-
mttee. organized at Bellevue. Tex., has
agked the Associated Press to give pub-
I uclty tc the following:
i ..Shc hundred of our people are homeless
d Dractlcally destitute. Thirteen Were
klnei and a number seriously injured. The
entire town is a heap of ruins, the de
struction being complete. Help of every
kind is needed, and this relief committee
appeals, to the publlo for aid. The com
mittee requests that all contributions be
sent to W. B. Worsham & Co., bankers,
BRIDE PAYS THE WEDDING FEE
I nlted States Marshal Bollock Master
of Ceremonies at Vnlqoe
SIOUX FALLS. S. D.. April .-(Special
Telegram.) Captain Seth Bullock. 1'nltrd
States marshal tor South Dakota and
personal friend of President Roosevelt
today acted as master of ceremonies at one
of the most unique Indian weddings in th
history of the state. The principals In the
wedding were David Charging, a Sioux
warrior belonging on the Pine Ridge reser
vation and Nellie Uttleblrd. a belle of the
rlne ma gioux Indians. The bride Is
not yet IS years of age, while the groom
A unique feature of the affair was the
fact that the groom was financially em
barrassed and the bride waa required to
pay the fee charged for a marriage license
United States Indian Agent Brennan of
Pine Ridge agency wired his consent to the
wed'llng, this being necesssry on account
of the groom not being of age.
CHICAGO BANKERS INDICTED
(irand Jery Accuses Them of Con
splrary to Get Charter .
I CHICAGO, April 27. Two Indictments In
I each case were returned by the grand Jury
today against Former Judge Abner Smith
I Jerome V. Pierce, G. G. borrow- and F. B.
I Creelman in connection with an investlga
tlon of the affairs of tho defunct Bank of
The first Indictment charges conspiracy In
fraudulently obtaining a charter from the
state of Illinois: the second charge, ,.!
I . a.,a .),- ,,kii ..i. Li..
he public and atockhold -
of the bank. Thara in
ers and depositors
nine counts to each indictment. Judge
Bmlth was president of the bank. Borrow
waa vice president. Pierce waa cashier and
Creelman waa a director.
Odd Fellows Crick, rate.
TABOR, Ia APrtl IT. (Seiial) A num
ber of Odd Fellows from hfo-e attended the
ocleta-atlon of the eighty-eevunlh annivers
ary ef Odd Fellowship in America, held
at B awn- Otty yeaLte-Osry by Lim JBSOm
Cuunty lnflrjienflnnt Ordnr of Odd Fal
Jjwa asolailmi AJut'Ut JSUQ ytm juvauut.
SPOOXER FINISHES SPEECH
Wisconsin Senator Discusses Leeal Statin
of Court Beriew Amendments,
TIME FOR VOTE ' ON RATE BILL
Consideration of tho Amendments
Will Begin Monday If Ko
Senator Is Ready to
WASHINGTON. April V. Mr. 8pooner
concluded his two days' speech on the rail
road rate bill today.
He spoke for two hourx, again devoting
his attention largely to hit. Bailey's non-
uspenslon amendment to the rate bill.
There was more discussion of the neces-
Ity for fixing a day for a vote on the
rate 1)111 and Mr. Tillman gave notice that
fter next Monday he, would Insist that
he senate shall proceed to vote if sena
tors are not prepared to speak.
All the private pension bills on the cal
endar were passed during the day.
At the beginning of today'a session of
the senate a bill amending the existing
laws relative to notices of land entries so
as to require that papers in which they
are printed shall be in the county or dis
trict In which the lands are located, was
Spooner Resumes Speech.
Mr. Spooner then resmued his speech on
the railroad rate bill, again taking up the
question ot the distinction between Judi
cial power and Jurisdiction. Replying to
Mr. Bailey he said that owing to the fact
that the powers are totally different It
cannot be said that one is greater than the
Mr. Spooner also took up the Bailey non-
suspension amendment, saying that If it
should become a law the courts would be
deprived of the power of granting relief
even if. the rates fixed should be confisca
tory. "Is it possible," he said, "that con
gress can substitute its Judgment in such
proceeding for the Judgment of tho
Injunction he declared to be the right
arm ot equity and said that without them
there will be no preventative relief.
He added: "I do not believe that It Is in
the power of congress to take away from
the Inferior courts any process necessary
to its Jurisdiction. Jurisdiction may be
withdrawn, but with Jurisdiction undis
turbed we are powerless to emasculate
those courts and deprive them of tho
power to execute their decrees. Congress
cannot give Jurisdiction and yet withhold
He declared Mr. Bailey's proviso to be a
mere legislative mandate to the Inferior
courts to decide all cases with the govern
Mr. Spooner declared that he had no de
sire to exalt the Judiciary exceedingly, but
he agreed with Chief Justice Taney that
the supreme court is as Important to the
country as the president.
Clark Will Speak Monday. .
Mr. Spooner closed at 3:46 p. m,, after
speaking two hours, and Mr. Clark (Ark.)
announced, the postponement ot his speech
until Monday. , .
Mr. AUison expressed tho hope that the
discussion of the rale bill would go on,
saying that if congress was to finally ad
journ before the first ot August It waa
necessary that the debate proceed without
Mr. Foraker auggested that some of tho
amendments be taken up for disposal, but
Mr. Tillman objected that this should not
be done without notice to abaent senators.
He gave notice that on Monday he would
hold the senate to the requirement that It
should begin voting if no one was prepared
Mr. Clapp gave notice that he would
call up the Indian appropriation bill to
After passing a number ot pension bills
the senate went into executive session
and adjourned at 3:66 p. m.
TARIFF DEBATE IX THE HOUSE
Mr. Williams Repllea to Speeches of
Messrs. Hepbara and Bontell.
WASHINGTON, April 27. The tariff de
bate which was precipitated upen the house
yesterday through the speeches of Mr. Bou-
ten (ill.) and Mr. Hepburn (la.) was
further continued today by Mr. Williams
(Miss.),' the minority leader. For two hour
Mr. Williams stood the fire of the repub
licans, holding the attention of the mem
bers throughout his presentation of the
democratic doctrine ot tariff for revenue
Without concluding, owing to bis physical
condition, Mr. Wllllatna will finish his ad
The house passed an emergency appropri
ation bill carrying $170,000 for emergency
expenditures at the Son Francisco post
office and the employment of laborers at
Maro Island navy yard
A vote being taken, the house decided to
take up the pension calendar. Mr. Capron
(R. I.) was called to the chair.
Mr. Williams said he would object to pass
ing pension bills unless the committee had
a chance to vote on each bllL In conse
quence the passage of pension bills did not
proceed with the usual speed.
There were $15 pensions favorably acted
upon In committee and reported to the
At 3 o'clock the house completed the con
slderatlon of pension 'jllls, when the agrl
cultural appropriation bill was taken up
and general debate resumed, Mr. Williams
(Miss.) taking the floor to reply to the ad
dresses of Messrs. Botitell (111.) and Hep
burn (la.) yesterday on the tariff. Mr.
Williams congratulated the democrats 1
finally having "flushed the covey," (mean
ing the republican side) and asserted that
now. like partridges, they were in full
Mr. Williams repeated that the late secre
tary of war, Mr. Lflmont, when he waa
connected with the Northern Paciflo had
told him that steel rails made In this coun
try had been sold for less price in Canada
than in the United States and that James
J. Hill had so testified. He asserted that
he believed President Roosevelt stood ready
to send to the congress a tariff revision
message and that he had heard that there
had been an agreement between the presi
dent and the speaker that nothing should
be done with the tariff at this session. Mr.
Williams remarked that every man who
"worships tha schedules of the Dingley bill
in .n. .,. n vlua n owmrg
..o defeat." (Applause on the democratic
I .1 wn A1 .-.'( , .B-4r . will
If you don't admit Oklahoma and Indian
Territory aa one stats we will; if you don't
pass a Just and reasonable . rate bill we
will," were sentiments by Mr. Williams en
General debate on the bill terminates to
mrrow at SD.
Flaht at Salt Lath ProhiUtstdL
SALT TAKE CJTT. April XI, The Ttunaj
Corierl-l)u!k Hylund oktit admirtised If
tnuurtit Mia jrrUUlUltad 11 Hjo laiiiilijf, Jku-
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Kehraska Pertly Cloody
no warmer In Western. .Shower
and Cooler In Ka stern Portion
Satnrday. Snnday Probably Fair.
1 Many Refnaees Relna Cared For.
Operator Rrieet Offer of Miners.
Spooner Finishes Rate Bill Speech,
Tents Xeedert at sun Franelseo.
Searrh Houses of French Royalists.
Nown from All Parts of Kehrnaka.
Grain F.xrhnnsre Wants MrVnnn.
ft Hill s Klaht for Snnremaev- Vein.
Grnln Firhanae as a Snrplns.
Western Matters at the Capital.
T Affairs at Snath Omaha.
Fnnda for Relief Work Poor la.
1 Swede Are la Una for Benson.
13 Sporting Events of the Day.
1 Commercial and Financial.
ft Coonrll Rl eft's and Iowa News.
Teraperatnre at Omaha Yenterdayi
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2 p. an TO
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RAILWAY STRIKE POSTPONED
Street Car Mea Will Make One More
Effort to Reach Agreement
with tho Company,
The street car men employed on the
Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Railway
company's Hues held meetings at Labor
temple at 2 and 8 o'clock yesterday for the
purpose of listening to the report of the
executive committee that the conference
with the company's directors on Thursday
had ended in a refusal to make any agree
ment, and to decide, what action should
be taken. Both union and nonunion men
had been asked to be present, and there
was a good representation of the total
umber of employes. So great waa the
attendance a larger hall had to be secured
for the occasion.
Bothxrneetlngs were addressed by C. O.
Pratt of Ohio, chairman of the Interna
tional executive board, while a number of
both union and nonunion men spoke. The
expressions of the men were all for a
change In the present conditions, the prin
cipal contention apparently being the slid
ing scale instituted by the company.
The vote by the day and night men re
sulted In a unanimous decision to stand
by the demands made and to place the
matter In the hands of Mr. Pratt and the
local executive committee, they to have
full power to act and their action to be
upheld. There was not a dissenting vote
at either session.
This leaves everything In the hands of
the committee and Mr. Pratt and another
attempt will probably be made to reach
an amicable agreement with the company,
We have about exhausted every resource
to reach an agreement with the com
pany," aald Mr. Pratt after the close of
the meeting, when ankcd what will be
done, "but 1 supposo we will .have to try
again. We certainly do not want to declare
strike if avoidable, and I really don't
think the company will make it necessary.
believe when the directors see how
unanimously their men stood together to
day, and when the pressure of prominent
business .men who greatly desire to avoid
a strike Is brought to bear, we will be
able to Induce them to deal with us. The
matter Is entirely up to the directors now
whether or not there shall be a strike.'
FAVORS THE TILLMAN BILL
Committee oa Privileges and Elec
tions Would Bar Political Cos.
trlbetlons by Corporations.
WASHINGTON. April 27. The senate
committee on privileges and elections by
unanimous vote today authorised Senator
Foraker to report favorably the Tillman
bill to prohibit insurance -and other cor
porations' from contributing to campaign
The bill was amended by a subcommit
tee, consisting of Senators Foraker, Knox
and Bailey and was made to apply to cor
porations of all kinds and to all elections
for presidential and vice presidential elec
tors, for legislatures where United States
senators are to be chosen and tor repre
sentatives In congress. It makes offending
corporations subject to a fine of $5,000 and
an employe of corporations subject to
fine of $1,000. The measure does not apply
to persona receiving such contributions
COLORADO OFFICERS ARRESTED
Sheriff aad Treasarer of Washington
Connty Charged with Defraad
lagr Inlted States.
DENVER, Colo., April 27. George Ban.
sheriff, and Berry M. Beney, treasurer of
Washington county, ' Colorado, have been
placed under arrest by the United States
marshal, charged with frauds committed
while the two men were officials of the
United States land office at Akron. They
gave bond in the sum of $1,000 each.
It la charged that they certified falsely
to land entries In the district controlled
by the Akron land office.
Many thousands of acres are said to hare
been lost to the government through their
operations covering a number of years.
Wladnp ot Federal Court.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. April 27. (Special
Telegram.) The regular term of United
States court, which convened here April
t, has practically completed its work and
Judge Carland has dismissed the petit
Jury. Today was sentence day and Judg-)
Carland sentenced eight Sioux Indians to
terms in the penitentiary and count
la Us. The aggregate , terms were nine
years and two months. Five hundred dol
lars in fines was also imposed.
Movemeata of Oeeaa Vessels April XT.
At New York Arrived: Patricia, from
Hamburg; IV Provence, from Havre.
At Liverpool Arrived: Merlon, from
At Dover Sailed: America, from New
At Glasgow Arrived: Astoria, from New
York, via Movllle.
At Chriatlansand Arrived: Helllg Ola,
from New York.
At Manchester Arrived: Iberian, from
At Havro Arrived: St. Leurient. from
At Antwerp Arrived: Manltou. from
Philadelphia; Nourdland, from New York.
At Hamburg Arrived: Rugta. from New
At Maaina Arrived: Princess Vic
toria I.uise. from New York.
At Naples Arrived: Kttenlgln Lulae.
from New York.
At I'oma. del Gada Arrtrfed; Ceirle. from
At Om" iStTlwe' -. OsncaAe. fiar BooVea.
A4 JasaaUa mnnl 3iUlI& liar JhUaa-traaO.
STREET CARS RUN
Ban Francisco Rapidly Btsumirit Business
Alone Former Lines.
PERMIT FOR NEW STEEL STRUCTURE
welte-Etory Modern Buildin Will Taka
Plaoe of Smaller One.
0URTEEN SQUARE MILES DEVASTATED
Citj Engineer Hakes an Estimate of Area
SIGNS OF CONFUSION ARE DISAPPEARING
Harmony and Pledgee ot Good
Feellnar Mark Meetings of
SAN FRANCISCO. April 27.-IlArmony
and pledges of good feeling marked tho ,
meetings today of the various bodies of
citizens, committees and representatives of
the army which are administering the af
fairs of San Francisco.
The last sign of confusion and mlsundcr-
tandlng which at times existed has disap
peared. The first signs of the. return to
former conditions were the resumption of
street care truffle in certain seckiona and
the taking out of the first permit for tho
erection of a modern steel structure upon
the ground occupied a few days ago by a
less substantial one. . Archbishop Rlordan
appeared at the meeting of the clllsens'
general committee today and In an eloquent
speech counselled harmony between those
who are striving to bring order out of
chaos, and predicted a city greater, more
beautiful and a more striking example of
American pluck and enterprise than the old
San Francisco. "Union should be bur .
watchword," said the archbishop, "and
whatever differences may have existed be-
ween the- men of this community In the
past should be wiped out. The Cathollo
church la perhaps among tho very heaviest
losers, but we are undismayed and I come
here today to tell you that the nafcle men
and women over whom I have direction are
at your service."
These ringing sentences of the archbishop
were enthusiastically cheered.
Mayor Schmlts replied to these sentiments
n a speech equally eloquent, saying that
harmony already prevailed and that what
ever enmity may have been felt in the past
was wiped out and the citizens of San
Francisco had but one object In view the
Immediate upbuilding of.a newer and better
Dr. IPevlne, on behalf of the Red Cross
society, added to the general feeling ot tho
occasion by reading a telegram from Secre
tary of War Taft In which the latter told
of the 'gratification of President Roosevelt
at learning of the harmony that now x
i . i .i , - . . . . ,
mi in ius carrying- out or ine immense
work which haa been put upon San Fran
cisco, Street Car Service Renamed.
The reappearance of the flrat electric cans
upon the streets of San Francisco since tho
great disaster waa celebrated as qulta an
event. City and railroad officials and in
vited guests filled the first cur started on
tne run across the city. Mayor Schmlts act
ing aa motorman. Everywhere tha sight ot
the car ' was greeted with cheera from
thousands of pedestrians. A continuous
service was re-established later in the day
on several of the cross-town lines and
thousands of people were carried free of
F'-t Bnlldlnar Permit.
The first building permit, applied for and
granted today, was for a twelve-story steel
structure to be erected by Thomas Magee.
This Is one ot the first substantial evidences
that the business men of San Francisco In
tend losing no time in getting down to
A cold rain fell for several hours last
night and this morning and brought addi
tional hardships on the people sheltered -only
by tents and temporary buildings In
the jiarks. To further add to their dis
comfort the wind blew a gale front the
north all day, scattering dust and ashes
everywhere, In some places throwing down
the tottering walls of burned buildings. -
Tonight Is one ot the most uncomfortable
since the great fire and tha lack of heat in
the tents of the homeless, as well aa in tha
houses of tho moro fortunate, brings ex
treme discomfort. .
Chlqeso Problem Solved.
What to da witn the unfortunate Chi
nese of San Francisco, a problem which
has given the authorities considerable
worry during the lust few daya, haa been
settled, at least temporarily. Since the de
struction of Chinatown Its Inhabitants
have been living In tents and In even less
comfortable quarters on a large tract ot 1
land on the north side of the bay. Know
ing the gregarious habits of the Chinese,
the citizens' committee and the mayor
feared if even a few of them returned to
their old ..'strict and took up quarters the
entire Chinese population would follow and
the problem of moving them, which baa
agitated San Francisco for many years,
would be as great aa ever. Therefore,
when the auggostlon waa made that the
Chinese be moved temporarily to a large
open tract of land In the Presidio reserva
tion, it was adopted immediately and hero
they will find a resting plaoe until arrange
ments ran be definitely made for their
permanent city i t Hunters' Point, a most
desirable spot on the southern arm of Ban
The statement went out early today that
a large body of Italian and other Latin
races camped along the north beach were
suffering from lack of shelter of any kind.
This Is not entirely true. The relief com
mittee had has more difficulty In system
atizing the work among these, people than
eUewhere, and much of their discomfort
has arisen through their own Ignorance of
camp life. The uusatisfactory conditions,
however, were considerably alleviated lit
this district today.
Statement of Finance Committee. '
The finance committee late today gave
but the. following recapitulation of tha sub
Total out-of-town subscriptions'.. $4.1T.
Local subscriptions iUi.ioO.W
Subscriptions promised but not
Grand total $5.3.43S.43
At a meeting of tha finance committee
late today. Prof. Andrew C. Lawson, chair
man of the state earthquake investigation
committee, accompanied by Governor Par
dee made requret for a small appropria
tion neeetsary to begin the work Imme
diately. Wh.-n qj-t1jr.ed as to the prac
tical value of the undertaking Prof. Law
eon explained that recommendations might
be based on the aocoucla of the aherh la
Al"ff areas nalrai
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