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JAMES E. BOYD DEAD
''Only Democratio GoTenior of Kebraaka
Buoonmbs After Lone BtrnKle.
END HAD BEEN EXPECTED FOR TWO DAYS
Death Iftie to Disease Peculiar to Old Ace
that Worked Steadily.
FOR OVER YEAR FIGHT FOR LIFE WENT ON
Born in Foreign Land, Became Leader aa an
HONORED BY POLITICAL FRIEND AND FOE
Coming to Kebraaka la It Infancy
Hc Helped Bnlld Stat Which
flow a la Borrow at III
Former Governor James JS. Boyd died at
hi residence. 1!W8 Davenport street. Jlon
day afternoon. The end came calmly ami
without pain after u long struggle for life.
At th bedside were tho governor'a three
children-Mr. Blerbower. Mr. D. O. Clark
''and' June Boyd of St. Louis, lil brothci
Thorn F. Boyd of Sioux City who
with Mm up to Sunday, had left for In
bom In 81ouz City.
Th death of Qovernor Boyd follow
closely, upon th death of former Govern
Thayr. whom Boyd succeeded aa ch I
executive of Nebraska and with whom f
wa embroiled In on of the moat bitl-r
political conUata In the hlatory of I no
' tat. but with whom he became cord I Jly
aaaorlated In friendship later, a frWit4ilp
warmer because of the other reJatloji lhat
had existed. It wa the source of lcrn
regret on th part of Governor Royrtlthat
h could not attend tha funeral of h" f dear
friend. Qovernor Thayer, in IJncoln About
a month ago.
Qovernor Boyd had been In po
peculiar to old age for over a y
month hi life had been despalre
took a trip to Texaa in Janus
Hope of regaining atrength, but
beside the southern water pro
help and he returned to Oman
while ago worse thnn when he 1
that time he had been closely
hi home and bed. HI death
momentarily expected since Su
James K. Boyd' 1.1
James K. Boyd wa born In
rune, Ireland, September 0, 1SS
there with hi parent until
lie was 9
year old. HI father, Joseph
and operated a mill on the
river, and In 1M( emigrated,
family to the United States,
from Liverpool being a stoi
: y one re.
ufrlng forty-two day. The f
tabllahed on a farm In Bel:
liily wa ea-
Ohio, where James K. Boyd w
th summer and attended echo
i in winter.
Financial reverse compelled
to give up farming and take
aa a miller at Zanesvllte. Wh
j he waa 14
't a . grocery
year old th boy worked
tore, later entering a carpet J ir sbf'p and
learning th trad. With his I rother. John
1,1 Boyd, be came weat In f J-A' stopping
Ant at TkM Mnines. where 8 fhey worked
a carpenters. When they I Completed a
house for Hoyt Sherman, a I rother to the
late Senator Sherman of Oh! I .'they hired a
wagon to convey tools and I fggage, there
being no railroads weat. of I w City, and
pushed forward to Omaha. Vlvlng August
Karly Work la ti
The brothers at once foi
with Root & Vlsscher, a cat
a, shop on the present sli-l
nter firm with
t the Millard
hotel. They worked for tV- weeks at 13.76
a day, and then begur i aineas aa car
penter and joiner on 'J'-i' own responsi
hilily. The following Motor 1 reputed
the most severe In the
tite' hlatory, hut
th Boyd brother stay
built the first Pougla
at Sixteenth and Fart
and In the spring
unty court bouse
streets on land
Dow occupied by the
ton block. They
also built one of th
meeting house for th'
nomination. In Noven
r of 1867 James E.
Boyd waa elected to It
e first of a long
aerie of political offl, tho premier being
- a county clerkship. II did not know he
waa to be a candldateluntil noon of election
day, and appointed Ihl opponent, C. P,
Burkett, his deputy, illowlng the deputy to
perform the autlea of th office and eventu
ally resigning, aa he wa too buay with
other thing to devot Urn to th posi
H married Anna II. Henry of New York
August ti, ISM, th ceremony being per
formed In th Paclflo house at Council
Bluffs. They1 went to Buffalo county and
took up a farm near the present town
of Qlbbon. breaking 1 acrca of virgin, aolL
He opened a general merchandise a tore
bare and also at Kearney. The first house
h built wa a double log house, and It
wa th finest habitation for many miles.
Mr. Boyd remained on his fajm on Wood
river for nine years, farming, raising stock
and filling contracts with the government
for hay and grain at Fort Kearney. The
contracts were large and profitable, as
Tnany soldier were required on the fron
tier and all uplie were moved by,
beast of burden. In IHtiS Hi engaged hi1
the business of freighting aoroas tha plain
and in 1S64, when the Union Paclflo railroad
wa built to a point forty mile east of
Kearney, secured th first of a number of
I grading contracts for th line. In four
year h graded more than 300 mile of th
first railroad acroxa the continent and made
the nucleus of hi fortune. Mr. Boyd
was sent from Pnffalo county to th first
legislature that convened after Nebraska,
was mad a atato, or that of l.vis. In ti
Cheyenn Indian raids and massacre of
ISM Mr. Boyd, hi famSy and property
bad narrow escapes from annihilation. He
became a private In a company ot tne
first Nebraska regiment the same ye.ir
and never wa mustered out to hi knowW
raaaesl Hons tm Oaaahsw,
Mr. Boyd and faia family, whloh had In.
creased by th addition of a daughter.
came back to Omaha in IMS. when tha
raldenc at 1906 pavenport street, there
after the permanent home of the Boyda,
wa purchased. U& Boyd bought a con
trolling Interest tn the Omaha Oa com
pany and for two year managed th
corporation, la the winter of lM-r9 he
organised the Omaha Northa-ealera Rail
road company amd waa elected it Brst
president. H constructed the road, under
personal supervision, from Omaha to Teka-
niuh, supplyir one-alxth of the funds
from his own resouroes. This railroad Is
now part of the main line of the Chicago,
Minneapolis, at J Paul at Omaha system,
lis was on cf it he organiser of the Cen
tral National tLnk of Omaha, and waa
t. (Cewt.TiuIa OB Second Page.)
1id Alexandra Tlslf
nd Talk With Scientists
JK pril 30 The weather con
ne. King Edward said he would
Naples without vlnittng the ob
serve S, as he desired to meet Prof.
Matt If It and Frank I'emt of Brooklyn,
N. i Assistant director of the Royal ob-
aerv I tai y on Mount Vesuvius. The duke
sndffiiJhesa of Aoata were delighted snd
offe f nil to guide the king. Five automo-
ere ordered to convey the royal
i Mount Veauvlua.
White, wife of the American am-
iflor, formed one of the royal party,
li tried to reach the observatory 8at-
and It waa hoped she would be able
ccompany thrlr majesties today, but
is found that ahe had already returned
t I 1 tome.
lug Edward, Queen Alexandra and the
o and duchess of Austa arrived at the
H king i
1 1 their
wervatory this afternoon, where they
by I"rof. Matteucci and Ferret.
congratulated both the scientist
work and drew a minute account
experiences In the daya they passed
prisoners In the observatory during the
eo' . Miptlon of Vesuvius, a period In
iK seismologists were exposed to
om1 ,A- ' nger of a horrible death.
After,'" - se royal party ascended
Kive thi-V titory through two feet
jf volcanic . ,f hlch hadt scarcely dried
since the torre . A ns of last week,
The fatigue ot 4 "Jk was repaid by
a view of the an, ' -olciuio, beneath
which spread the a' ed plain and
King Edward unci Queen Alexandra left
Naples tonight for England.
MESSINA, April Ml. The volcano of
Stromboll, after a period of quiet. Is re
sumlng activity and Is emitting smoke and
DEMOCRATS HAVE MAJORITY
ppoattlon to Present System Will
Control the Xfw Parliament
8T. PETERSBURG, April 30 The con
stitutional democrats now have a clear
working majority of aeven, 178 members
of Parliament belonging to that party.
Thla, however, by no means representa the
strength of 'the combined opposition to the
government, as fifteen members have been
elected by the social democrats and thirty'
ven are classified as progressives. Be
sides, the opposition Is expected to draw
strength from forty-eight members who
are classified ' a Independents and from
Seventeen whose political opinions are un
known. The conservatives and reactionists
are In a hopeless minority.
KIEFF, Russia, April 34 A sensation
has been caused here by the action of the
police In confiscating all copies of the
official St, Petersburg Russkoe Oosudars
stvo, the organ of Premier Wltte, because
the authorities here resented the paper's
political attitude us being too liberal.
BURLINGTON REBATE ARGUED
Attorney Hold That Art Complained
ot Relate to International
, Commerce. " .
KAN8AS CITY, April . Arguments on
a motion to dtmlsa In the case of the gov
ernment against the Chicago, Burlington
& Qulnry railway, charged with giving
rebates illegally, were begun in the federal
court here today before Judge McPherson
of Iowa. The attorney for the railroad
argued In support of a motion to dismiss
the entire proceedings against their clients
upon the grounds that while rebates had
been made they were upon shipments for
foreign ports. Thy argued that the Inter
state Commerce commission had jurisdic
tion over "Interstate" business, but not
over "International business." United
States District Attorney Van Valkenburg
will argue the other sldo of the question
Judge McPherson fixed May 22 as the date
for trying the Chicago, Burlington &
Qulncy railway, Q. II. Crosby and O. II.
Thomas, respectively former general freight
agent and freight hanker for that rood;
the trial ot the Indicted backers was set
for May 26; the Mlssour,case yf the Chi
cago, Burlington & Qulncy wts set for
May 2S; the trial of JkiJTtworn and
Fred Warn, formerly coni, -ctyyrtth the
Chicago A Alton railway7""waft aeft for
June 1; the same date was cf fr the' (rial
of the Chicago & Alton railway. On June
34 the remaining case are to be tried. '
D. H. Kresky,' a Kansas City freight
broker, who was Indicted on the charge
of rebating and also for conspiracy, has
filed a demurrer. His defense is that he
was neither a, shipper nor a common
carrier, but a middleman not contemplated
by the law.
HABERDASHER STORE ROBBED
Stephens A Smith' North Sixteenth
Street Place Entered . by -Barglar
Th tor of Stephen & Smith, haber
dashers, lu North Sixteenth street, was
entered Sunday night by burglars, who
gained entrance by unlocking the front
door. The estimated value of the plunder
taken was placed at 0. The article
takes aonslsted of twcMa-tive dnsen kid
gloves, twenty-five doieo neck ties, thre
dosen sSLk handkerchiefs and a quantity ut
collar buttona and underwear. The plunder
waa all new stock and the Job was that of
professionals, the police believe. The case
waa reported to the police aa eoon a tho
block watchman tried the door of the
store pn hla rounds. The authorities 'of
varices towns were notified and Dwtectlvts
Donohoe and lf)eltfeld placed on the cua.
SALOONS ARE TO CLOSE TODAY
Chief at Police Dsssaac laaaea Strict
Order that Law Be Rigidly
v Enforeed. '
The saloona of Omaha will not .be al
lowed to remain open between the hour
of a. m. and p. tn. on election day,
aid Chief of Police J. J. Donahue lust
night. The law requires all 'such placee
to be closed during the time the polls are
open, and I have given atrlct Instructions
that th law be enforced. The police will
e that there are- no violations and no
excuse will go."
. , Barrow la Held.
' NEW YORK. April . Oustav E. Sorrow
vice president of the defunct Hank of Amer
ica of Chicago, arretted yesterday chargvj
ith conspiracy, waa held in Ihe Totnbe
Unlay in the abanre of li.ooO ball awaiting
Idle In Anlhraelte Mines.
HAMOKIN. Pa.. April . Although tho
Isilva were blown today not a miner
ponded for urk In tins rtston except
W. I.. Connell A Co.' Enterrrisfl aa.sli-
rV, which baa been In vpetatiun uiut
SENATE WILL VOTE FRIDAY
Agreement to End General Debate on Bate
Bill that Day.
AMENDMENTS WILL BE TAKEN UP
Each Will Be Dlacasaed Voder
Fifteen IHIaste Rale In til
Debate la Ex
WASHINGTON, April SO The enate
will begin voting on the amendments to
the railroad rate bill on Friday, May 4.
Aft agreement to that effect was reached
today, but It proved impossible to so ex
tend the understanding as to have It in
clude the fixing of a date for taking a
final vote on the bill as a whole. Mr.
Tillman first proposed a final vote on May
9, and Mr. Morgan was the only senator
to make objection. His opposition was
sufficient, however, to frustrate the de
sign and the next most feasible course,
the disposition of amendments, was de
cided upon. The general Impression
among senators Is that the final vote
will be reached within a week from the
time of tho beginning of the considera
tion of amendments. Most of the time
of the senate today was devoted to lis
tening to a speech by Mr. Clarke of
Arkansas, he characterized the pending
rate, bill as Ineffective In correcting ex
isting conditions. ' '
The house bill appropriating $170,000 for
the emergency needs of the Navy depart
ment at Mara Island and for the postal
service at San FranclBco, made necessary
by the recent earthquake, was passed by
the senate when it convened today. Mr.'
Daniel gave notice that tomorrow Ihe
would address the senate on the rate bill.
A house bill authorizing the Central
Canal & Irrigation company to divert
waters from the Sacramento river, Cali
fornia, was passed.
The railroad rate bill was called up by
Mr. Tillman and lr. Clarke (Ark.) made
a speech on . the measure.
Tin speech of Mr. Clarke was directed
to the several legislative questions In con
troversy. He stated at the outset that In
his opinion the pending bill was not in
accordance with the demands of the public
and If passed the public would get a very
bad Impression of the capacity of congress
to correct existing evils with the carrier
The Arkansas senator took up tha sub
ject that hud been debated by Messrs.
Bailey and Bpooner as to whether congress
had the power to limit the granting of pre
llmlnary Injunctions and he said that un
less some better authority was brought
forward than that presented by the Wis
consln senator the assault upon Mr. Bail
ey's contention could not be upheld. Mr.
Clarko said he would not make a whole
sale attack upon the Issue of injunctions,
fnr he helleved the Injunction to bo a
wholesome power, but he wa convinced
that congress could say In certain cases
preliminary Injunctions cannot be granted.
Mr. Clarke contended that congreas had
power to Issue preliminary Injunctions in
certain casea nnd any, rate bill should go
out relieved of the possibility of Judicial
Interference with the findings of the com
mission. He-also..bo' ,1 that the only
Judicial question- Involved in th mutter of
rate fixing waa the question of Just com
pensation and that the courts could exer
cise iurlsdlction on no other point. He
thought there should be not only a valua
tlon of the roads, but that the compensa
tion should be fixed at say per cent. In
the cases of tho more valuable roads he
would arrive at a correct return by de
termlnlng tho value of the property.
What would you do with roads that
make nothing?" Inquired Mr. Foraker.
Turn them' over to somebody that could
make money out of them," responded Mr.
He admitted that there might be cases
In which It would be Impossible to find a
feasible scheme ot making the road pay
Agreement to End Debate.
Mr. Tillman suggested May for the
date for taking the vote on the railroad rate
The request brought out suggestion from
fifteen or twenty senator, but no one made
objection to naming a date until Mr.
Morgan was heard. He said he would not
oppose an effort to fix a day for beginning
the consideration of the bill section by ec'
tlon, but that he would npt agree to naming
a time for the flnul vote. After further
discussion unanlmou consent wa secured
to have the general debate cease on Thurs.
day. May S, and to have the bill taken up
by sections with the beginning of the e
atnrFYIdtty, with the understanding that
fru.'that time forward amendments shall
be consldored under the rulo limiting the
speechee to fifteen mlnutea In duration, the
vote on each amendment to be taken when
the debate la exhausted.
"Thank the Lord for that!" exclaimed
Mr. Frye, with a sigh of- relief,' evidently
voicing the aentlnie.it of the entire Senate.
After an executive session the sonata
Eighteen Page of the Agricultural
WASHINGTON. April 30. Thi waa both
a field day and "seed" day in the house,
the major portion ot the legislative session
being given over to ' tlje consideration of
Hie agricultural njipraprtatlon bill, and
Incident thereto the free distribution of
aeeda, which it doea not provide for, but
which many membera desire te be restored
to tho bill. "
Immediately after the approval of the
journal Mr. Olmsted of Pennsylvania pre
sented a resolution of thanks on behalf
of the people of the United States to Gen
eral Horace Porter for hi untiling effort
to discover and disinter the body of Ad
mlral John Paul June. The resolution
was unanimously adopted, with the further
resolution that General Porter's speech de
livered at Annapolis on the interment o
the body of America's first admiral should
be printed in the Congressional Record and
made a congressional document.
Eighteen pages of the agricultural appro
prlutlon bill were considered and perfected.
The debate on the question of free seed
will be resumed tomorrow, when a vote 1
expected on the amendment to insert
clause for flO.OuO for the purchase and
distribution of "rare and unusual aeeds.
Irrigation In th West.
WASHINGTON, April SO Chief Engineer
C. F. Newell of the government reclamation
eervlee. Informed the house committee on
Irrigation of arid Undi today from S.OuO to
Su.tM) acres of land would be Irrigated at th
beginning of th present Irrigation season
from th Interstate canal between Wyoming
and Nebraska. Most of thla land la In
Wyoming. I'nder the Truckee-Carson pro- !
imf I K' . 4 . . . . . . mt. WWk - . '
Irrigated this year. Th supply of water. In
both ease will meet th present demand.
FVrsons wishing to vote for
Krantug A. Bonstjn, who for lack
of time or rtitubl!lt.r of any kind
are unable to ro to the polls by
thrmBolves, will bo taken to the
polls In carriage or automobile If
they will rail np Fred 1). Wand's
real estate office. Tel. No. Ikniglas
l."2;, and ask that conveyance be
sent to them.
CHARLES C. GEORGE,
Chairman. Real Estate Committee.
HARRIMAN VISITS SEATTLE
t'nton Paciae President Say Exten
sion Will Be Postponed tntil He
Geta Satisfactory Franchise.
8 BATTLE, Wash.. April 30. E. H. Harri-
man today declared that hi road In enter
ing Seattle would demand the same con
cessions that havej been granted other
lines and that unless) he got them he would
defer building. With an expenditure here
of between 18.000,000 and fl0.000.000 Mr. Hani-
man said his plans in Seattle represented
total expenditure that would mean an
annual Interest charge of jHJO.OOn, But un
less he gets a franchise satisfactory to the
road he will hold hi real estate and refuse
to extend. Incidentally Mr. Haniman de
nounced the real esfiitn speculators on the
Sound who had h. la up his road and de
clared that rather tlm do any more busi
ness which gave thj speculator a chance
to hold up the line he would wait ten
year for legitimate property valuations.
Mr. Harrlman want an entrance to his
passenger depot over Fourth avenue,' which
would Involve a slight curve to reach the
property. k ,
City officials have;. been trying to keep
railroads off this at rent and suaseated two
other thoroughfare Double and aharp
curves involving dlflcult operating proh
lems would ensue, tlr. Harrlman declare
positively that he w.Jiild not consider these
alternatives. The Harrlman system will
not commence bulldlcg until all the fran
chlse matters are settled In Tacoma and
Seattle. Within a year after these grant
are made Mr. Harrltfcan says he will have
hi line completed.
QUIT THE COAL BUSINESS
OQ)clals of B. II. Sell Stock and
Resign Directorship la
, Mining Company,
BALTIMORE, April (0. What is looked
upon here as the first highly Important
result of the In tigatlon by the Interstate
Commerce commission Into the relations
existing between coal carrying railroads
and mining companies on their lines 1 the
announcement today lhat the Baltimore &
Ohio has disposed of It holdings of the
stock of the Consolidation Coal company
and that Oscar O. Murray, O. Randolph
and Hiigh U Bond, Jr., the first being the
president and the other two vice presidents
of the Baltimore A. Ohio, have resigned
from the directorate' ot the Consolidation
Coal company, and their places thereon
have been filled by the election of Vanlear
Black of tbla city nrd Walton. Miller and
& U Watson ot Fairmont, W. Va. The
atock heretofore held by the Baltimore &
Ohio is said to have amounted to over
63,000 shares, being 63 per cent of the entire
capital stock of the Consolidation company.
The money consideration Involved in the
transaction is said to be about t5.000.O00.
Control of the Consolidation Coal company
carries with It control of eight other coal
SONS OF REVOLUTION MEET
Seventeenth Annnal Congress of
American. Society In Session
BOSTON. April 80. All section of the
country were well represented at the open
ing In thla city of the seventeenth annual
congress of the National Society of the
Sons of American Revolution, which will
continue through tomorrow.
In addition to the business meetinn. tha
delegate will make excursion to Con
cord and Lexington to view the scene of
The report of the aecretary-regiatrar gen
eral, A. Howard Clark, of Washington. D.
C, ahowed that the present active member
ship is 11,284, the addition during the year
having been T0&,
EMERGENCY BILLS PASSED
Nary and Postal Department to Re
ceive Cash for Rath Work
' mt San Francisco.
WASHINGTON, April 90.-The houae bill
appropriating UTa.OOO for the emergency
need ot the Navy department at Mare
Island and for th postal service at San
Francisco, made necessary by the recent
earthquake, was passed by the- senate
when it convened today. Mr. Daniel gave
notice that tomorrow he would address th
senate on the rate bill. - -
Longshoremen May Strike.
CLEVELAND. April . Twenty thou
sand membera of the Longshoremen'a
union, it is aald, will be on atrtke at all
Ii the Race for Omaha City Offices
E. A. BENSON
8. K. GKEENLEAF
YV. E. JOHNSON
, JOHN P. BREEN
JOHN U. BUTLER
1. K. A. WILLIS
2. W. W. BINGHAM
3. II. B. ZIMMAN
4. JOHN A. SCOTT
5. L. E. LUCAS
to U. L. HUHST
7. C. 8. HAY WARD
8. C. J. ANDERSEN
0. J. C. PEDERSEN
1. GEORGE COTT
11. K. CRAWFORD
V. D. A. N. CHASE
JAMES C. DAIILMAN
DAN B. BUTLER
C. O. LOBECK
H. E. BURNAM
C. H. WITHNF.IX
1. ANDY HANSEN
2. LEE BRIDGES
8. W. C. NOHRI8
4. L. B. JOHNSON
6. G. F. BRUCKEtt
6. W. S. SHELDON
T. ALMA JACKSON
8. J. C. DAVIS
9. THOS. M'GOVERN
10. P. E. ELSASSEB
-11. M. F. FUNK
HOUSER 12. J. W. BEDFORD
ELECTION TUESDAY. POLLS OPEN 8 A. M. TO 6 P. M.
TORNADO IN FURNAS COUNTY
Teleeraph and Telephone Line Down and
Only eacr Details Obtainable.
NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERIOUSLY HURT
Iarge A meant of Property Destroyed,
bat. So Xt a Learned, No On
Wa Killed No Report
from Weat of Oxford.
OXFORD, Neb.. April 30 (Special Tele
gram.) The moat deatructlv tornado., tn
the history of Furnas county passed over
thla section at ( o'clock thi evening, leav
ing wide devastation In Its path. So far
a known there were no fatalities, though
a number were' Injured. The Hat obtain
able at this hour la a follow:
Bertha Hartman, aged IX Internally in
Miss Annie Hartman, seriously bruisea.
Mrs. Rosa Drew, arm broken.
Fred Drew, badly bruised.
I'ntdentlfled man, crushed.
The starting point of th storm 1 'not
known here, but, coming from a south
westerly direction. Is first known to have
struck at the farm house of John Rey
nolds, five mile west of Oxford, where It
demolished two large barn. It continued
l the same general direction, destroying
the residences of Fred Hartman. Fred Loos,
Fred Drews, the barn of Bert Luke, J. H.
Quick, C B. McKlmmey, Fred Loo, S.
W. Daniels, William Henle. T. J. Cook
and moat' of the building on the large
ranch of ten barn on Spring creek, also
the school house in the Buffalo and Morn
ingvlew district. In all these cases the
loss wa complete. In addition, acorea ot
mailer bulldlnga and windmill were de
The path of the storm waa through a rich
agricultural section and nearly all ot the
buildings were of a substantial character.
The home of Thomas Cook, the largest
farm house In Ihe vicinity, waa carried a
distance of thirty feet, The total loss will
aggregate many thousands. The cloud
had a peculiar dipping or slgsag motion,
They were followed by a fall of rain and
hall. On account of the cool weather and
showery condition all day, the storm was
All telephone system are diaorganlsed.
Telegraph wires are down west of here,
and It Is feared report of loss ot life and
widespread damage will come in from other
ALDA. Neb., April SO. (Special Tele
gram.) The heaviest rainfall of the sea
son with some hall fell today. . During the
storm lightning struck a windmill thirty
or forty yards from the residence of A,
J. Fltsnlnger, tearing a hole In th bottom
of the tank a foot square. No other dam
age wa done.
DEATH RECORD. '
Vnneral of Taylor Flick.
BROKEN BOW. Neb., April 80, (Spe
clal.) Hon. Taylor Flick wa burled
yesterday under the auspices ot the
Masonic lodge. The funeral waa one of
the largest in the history, ot the city and
was attended! by many hundred friends.
Service were conducted by Rev. W. H.
Sander, rector of St. John' Episcopal
church, of which the deceased waa a mem
ber. Owing to the crowd attending, ar
rangements had been made for the u
of the Methodist church, the largest re
llglous edifice In the city. The rector
spoke feelingly of the departed' useful
career and manly fight he had made In
life' battles. When the cemetery was
reached Emmett Crawford lodge assumed
control and the body wa Interred under
Maaontc rite and honor.. Mr. Flick waa
candidate for governor of thi state In
1900, on the mlddle-of-road populist
ticket. He leave two aona, Walter, who
Uvea in Oklahoma, and George, who 1 a
prominent government official at Wash
tngton. D. C
Mrs. Adeline Hodgln.
Mrs. R. F. Hodgin ha received word of
the death of Mrs. Adallne Hodgln at Che'
terblll, O., the aged mother ot the late R,
F. Hodgln, who wa proprietor of the
Omaha Trade Exhibit, who died of Bright'
disease. Mr. Hodgin waa the last member
of the family of six, consisting of herself,
her husband, two son and two daughter,
tr die from Bright' disease.
Margaret William, infant child ' of Mr.
and Mr. Oscar B. William, died yesterday
afternoon of peritonitis.
Secretary Bonaparto 111.
WASHINGTON, April SO.-Advlce r
celved here from Secretary Bonaparte, who
Is at hi home In Baltimore, are to the
effect that he 1 believed to be an 111 man
and perhaps threatened with pneumonia.
He I aald to have suffered from a chill
while at Atlantic City Friday and this
was followed upon hi return to Baltimore
by another and mor severe one.
C. F. F. MICHELSEN
1. DANIEL LENTZ
2. A. W. BRUBAKER
8. WM. CA8TLEMAN
A. B. II. VIAL
6. T. II. BO WEN
0. W. GILL AN
7. CIIAS. HARMS
8. ED WHALEN
9. P. 8. CONDIT
10. 8. P. BOREN8EN
11. E. J. MORROW
12. JOHN IB A
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
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LAKE TRAFFIC IS TIED UP.
Many 'Longshoremen and Marine
Worker lolt Work at
CLEVELAND. O., April V The order of
President Keefe of the 'Longshoremen
Union for a suspension of work wa received
by 'longshoremen and marine tranaport
worker 'here today and t midnight th
men obeyed, work on the dock here being
suspended at that time.
At Sandusky all of the men obeyed the
trik order at midnight and the docks
there are also Idle.
Member of the 'Longshoremen's union
aid tonight that the matter I now wholly
up to the Duck Owner' association.
BUFFALO. N. T., April 80. At midnight
6,000 men, every member of the 'Longshore
men' union In this port, went on strike
In accordance with order from Preldenl
Daniel J. Keefe. They include marine Are'
men, oilers, water tender, lake pilots, grain
scoopers, stationary dock firemen, coal
handlers, or handlers, tug firemen and
It Is said htre that every port on the
great lakea wll be affected by the strike
and that lake commerce will be tied up
with one ot the biggest strikes on the
great lake In years. '
Chicago, April 30. Only six bot were at
fected by the 'longshoremen's strike to
night, o that the number of men actually
out here I small. On these vessel a
number of the pilots were not member of
the union, but they made application for
membership and quit work with the union
MORMON CHURCH IN POLITICS
Presbyterian Woman Say They De
sire to Seen re Power la
KANSAS CITY, April, SO.-Mis Kdlth
Hughe of Burton. Karl, who for twelve
years has been working Under the mission
ary society of the Presbyterian church.
and who has been a missionary among
the Mormons in Utah, said last night in
an address front the pulpit of the Ltnwood
Presbyterian church of this city:
"The great object for which the Mor
mon church is atrivlng 1 political power.
A constitutional amendment agklnat polyg
amy I the only thing feared by the
Mormons. They know that they cannot
circumvent the national government, 'nd
If polygamy Is left to state control tly
can preach It and practice it ultimately
with legislation sanction by the election
of 'safe' men to office.
"When they can control twelve state
th Mormons can defeat a constitutional
amendment. Their plan 1 to get enough
Mormon voter to move to the state
which they have marked for control.
"The menace of Mormonlsm to the conn
try Is Increased by the fact that the Mor
mon church Is the best organised institu
tion in the world with the exception of
th Germsn army."
LARGE OUTPUT OF COAL
United State Geological Snrvey Re
port oa Work In th An-.
WASHINGTON, April 30. Aocordlng to i
preliminary report on the production of
anthracite In 1906. made public by the
United State Geological urvey today, tho
tonnage during that year wa the largest
in the history of th Industry. The official
explanation of this 1 that It partly Is
due to the experience of the trade in the
preceding severe winter and partly by
tha fear of Impending trouble In the anth
racite region, which caused both dealer
and consumer to lay in heavier stock.
In 1906 th production of anthracite
amounted to 9,S39.152 long tons valued at
$141,S78.flw0. The average price of anthracite
per ton wa $2.16, th average number ot
men employed In the mine was 16S,40t,
and the average day worked 216.
An Increase In the shipment of the
mailer sixes of coal 1 noted.
The disastrous effect of strikes on the
trade Is shown In the record ofr 1902, when
the production of anthracite was only 39,
940,710 long ton Worth S7t,173,8S6. The
average price of coal per ton in that year
wa 12.33. the average number of men em
ployed wa 148,141 and the average number
of day worked wa only 116.
LAND GRANT BEFORE COURT
"Katy" Railroad Wonld Establish
Right to Valuable Tract la
Indian Territory. .
WASHINGTON. April 80. In the United
State supreme court today a motion waa
filed by the attorney general of the state
of Kansas asking leave to file an original
suit on behalf of the state against the
officer of the . Interior department, the
head chief and subordinate officials of the
Creek tribe of Indians and the allottees
of that tribe to establish the right of the
Missouri. Kansas A Texas Railroad com
pany to th land granted to that com
pany through the state of Kansas in lbefi.
This 1 a part of the grant concerning
which so much ha been recently said In
congres and It cover each alternate aec
tlon of land fot ten mllea on either aide of
the road, through not only the Creek na
tion, but through the Chocktaw, Chicka
saw and Cherokee nationa. In the Musko
gee nation there ia over f00,000 acre of
land and the entire grant embracea 1,000,000
acre. The value of the land I placed at
130 an acre, but aome of It la coal land
and la worth far more. The motion waa
taken under advisement.
BANKER'S BODY IS FOUND
Walter W. goners of Halls, 111., Short
la Aeeonat, Kill
QL'INCT. III.. April SO. The body of Wal
ter W. atomera, missing cashier of the
International bank, of Hulls. 111., was
found In the cellar of th residence adjoin
ing hi own. lis dlaappaared on April li
I leaving a deficit of 8J.2tO In hla accounts.
Hla father, John W. Homers, a banker at
St. Joseph, 111., had made good Ihe de
ficiency . gomer had shot himself in the
MORE FOOD NEEDED
Mayor ScbmiU 8a jt tke Arailable Snppl
ii Nearly Exhausted.
SEVEN HUNDRED CARLOADS USED SO FAR
Report that Provision! Are Plentiful, He
Ears, is Misleading
STATEMENT BY GENERAL GREELY
Army Officer's EttusaW Thinks There is
. Enough for Fifteen Dajs,
CONGRESS CALLED UPON FOR MORE MONEY
Mr. Hearst Introdneeo m Reaolatleat
Appropriating t,6MMX0 te Be)
Expended by the Secraw
tary mt War.
BAN FRANCISCO, April 30.-Wlth no Im
mediate prospect that condition will he
ao normalised that the community will be
able to fend and take care ot Itself, th
supply ot food on hand or under way 1
becoming distressingly small. No man enn- ,
nected with th relict affair I willing to
hasard an opinion as to when relief work
may be Abandoned. Tet Mayor Schmlts
Informed tho general committee this morn
ing that from Information In hi possession
It appeared that 700 carloads ot food and
supplle of various description had been
distributed since the morning ot the earth
quake on April 18, and the Southern Pacific,
the Banta Fa and other transportation
lines had information of only 108 car on
If," said the mayor, 'this Information
is correct, and I have no reason to doubt
it, we will soon be worse oft than we were
a week ago. If the information ha gone
abroad throughout the country that we
are amply supplied it Is most unfortunate,
for It is apparent that we ar not. It la
not even known how much money we can
uae to purchase supplies, for you have
heard from Mr. Phelan on several occasion
that part, at least, ot this money sub
scribed by individuals or companies In the
east Is being disbursed through private
agents here. While It I true that contri
butions of money mill be much more to
the purpose than contribution of supplies,
the world should be notified that if the one
I not available the other will be moat
gratefully received. I am not speaking of
non-perishable supplies, and a to such
things as eggs, milk, butter and th Ilk
It will be better If we continue to buy these
mines in i on immeaiai viciniry.
Statement by General Grerly.
Basing his calculation on reports re
ceived within the last twenty-four hours.
General Greely stated this morning that
the entire available food supply. Including
shipment on hand and those en route,
weuld be sufficient for the present popula
tion during a period of fifteen day. Thi
reckoning is made upon th rat at which
supplle have boen consumed sine th
'fire. Under the army ration system that
will . hereafter prevail, General lively
"wiwu .. i uinici .lev tu. muije amount
food would lat twenty-one day.
Generak Greely staled that Oakland
would be plated upon tbe'same basis aa
Ban Francisco in thSa-rejpect; that the va
rloua relief stations would possibly be taken
" ' - - ' J ' J ....... . v j ku 1 1... tun IIUUIU
Mayor Mott staled that there had been
some diversion ot food supplle from the
channels intended, but these were not se
rious. Dr. D. E. Baker will assume charge
of the distribution of aupplla on behalf
ot the city of Oakland.
Honse Destroyed by Blasting.
An unfortunate happening today waa the
deatructlon of a number of homes In the
saved section on Van Ness avenue. The
blasting gang was notified that certain In
secure walls were a menace to pedestrlana
and in order to blow up . an unusually
solidly constructed facade wa obliged to
use a large quantity of dynamite. As a
result of th tremendous explosion four
house on ' the other side ot th city's
broadeit thoroughfare were utterly
Plans for over thirty large building will
be drawn and will be submitted to the au
thorities Immediately after th building
law are promulgated. The mayor notified
the Board of Supervisor today that ha
would appoint a committee consisting of
engineers, architects, builder and lawyers
to prepare plan for laying out atreeta
and boulevard and reconstructing Ban
Street car line ar being extended In
all direction and the United railway ha
promised to give the people within a short
time a better system ot transit than ex
isted before the fire.
At the meeting of the finance commute
thi afternoon no plan were submitted
for solving the financial trouble of th
city and that question still remain open
ror future consideration.
Of San Francisco' seventy-six school
buildings twenty-eight were wiped out or
made useless. The Department Of Educa
tion ha declared the school year, that
opened laat fall, at an end and ha an
nounced an Indefinite vacation.
Removal f Dobrts.
Today marked th beginning of th dis
entangling of Ban Francisco from Its dis
ordered condition and commencing th
work of reconstruction. On many side
ware visible indication of the determina
tion of merchants to resume busaifee.
Gangs of men with team wen exca ailaa1
for foundation In numerous vacant lota
and In other place the removal ot dntaria
of burned building wa well under way.
The atreeta at an early . hour were
thronged with laborer on their way to
the burned district where they had be t
engaged to asslat In the task of cleaning
up. The boata from th cltle acroaa
the bay and th local electric car from
the auburba wer packed with workmen
who had already aecured employment.
In many place advertisements wer
posted on th wall seeking laborer, and
these inquiries for men Wer met with
numerous responses from head of fami
ne who were only too willing to en
gag In any kind of labor. Tha authorl
tlea today Issued numerous permit to
corporation and Individuals to Open their
safe. Every precaution waa taken to
establiah th Identity of owner o that
It will be almost impossible to practic
fraud In thla direction. These afe ar
of th mailer kind and hay sufficiently
cooled to permit of their being opened.
By this mean a little mora money will
be put In general circulation and Somo
of the d 1st res arising from th want of
raah will be immediately relieved.
Today's work for the providing for th
deatltute and th homelea waa don un
der th plan, devised by General Un sly
and a check put upon th waste, extrava
gance and deception thist bad prevailed to
aome extent In th it.
A closer watch wa f ft lallrlAuat
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