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OMAIIA, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 18, 1906.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
WEEK IN CONGRESS
Senate Will Vote on the Canal Leel Bill
DEBATE WiLL BE KEPT AT MINIMUM
Eundrj Ciril and Agricultural Bill Will
LOWER HOUSE EXPECTS TO BE BUSY
Keat Intpeotion Amendment Will Come Up
'xoday or Tomorrow.
PURE FOOD BILL WILL BE PASSED
Mrmn Will H Pat Tbrnngh
I'nder Special Hal Today
U Last senon
WABHI NGTON, June 17. In preparation
for the vote on the sea level Panama canal
bill, which la fixed for next Thursday, the
aenate will devote much of the time thla
week prior to that dale to the conalderatlon
of the bill. Senator Knox la scheduled
for a speech Monday or Tueaday In support
of a loch canal and ha will be followed
by other senators for and against the bill
a It stands. The adoption of a provision
In the sundry civil appropriation bill by
the house In opposition to the sea level
type of canal haa had the effect of stim
ulating Interest In the aenate. and It 1"
probable that thla provision will itself be
mada the subject of discussion., The aenate
agreement calla for a final vote on the
bill before adjournment on Thursday and
for beginning the vote on amendments at
S o'clock on that day.
Two Important Measures.
It to possible that late In the week the
senate may be able to take up the sundry
civil appropriation bill or the conference
report on the agricultural appropriation bill,
the former containing the house prohibition
against the expenditure of money for a
sea level rajial, and the latter, the meat in
spection provision. Both measures are at
tracting much attention from senators, but
there will be an effort to hold debate down
to the minimum dimensions with the hope
of preventing the too great postponement
of the day of the final adjournment of the
session, which the senate leadera are still
hopeful . of bringing) within the present
month. It la therefore probable that these
matters will receive more attention In com
i ttee rooms than on the floor of the aen
ate. Neither bill will be considered until
the Panama, bill la disposed of and It Is
doubtful whether the sundry civil bill can
be prepared for consideration during the
The eenete calender of bills of local char
acter haa grown to large dimensions dur
ing the last few weeks, and as much time
a possible will ba devoted to It. The
lAke , Brie and Ohio ship canal bill will
also continue to receive attention.
y Week tit the Hons.
T)ire is to be more speed In, the legls
"la lion"1, vt "the; fiattonal bouse of repre-
eentatlvee this week' than In uny week
'during 'the session If the pfans of the
leaders determined Upon Saturday are'car
rled ovfl. The" program contemplatea -the
passage of the meat Inspection amendment
to the agricultural appropriation bill and
the sending of that measure to conference;
the passage of the pure food bill under
a special rule' and the passage of the Im
migration bill, also under a special rule.
The last day of the session on which the
rules may be suspended by a two-thirds
vote, will occur Monday, and the speaker's
private list of members to be recognised
under this order Is rapidly growing to large
proportions. Many bills, local In their ap
plication, will be passed under this order.
Meat Bill Tomorrow.
The meat Inapectlon amendment will be
called up Tuesday and disposed of with
as great dispatch as possible. The time
to d spent oti It Is estimated at two days
Debate on this bill will be confined to the
discussion .of various provisions of the
measure and proposed amendments thereto.
The pure food debate will be somewhat
political In its .nature. . For several weeks
members who have applied for time to
make tariff speeches have been told to wait
until the pure food bill came up. The pas
aage of this bill before the adjournment
of the session was planned some time
ago by Speaker Cannon and Chairman
Hepburn of the Interstate and Foreign
Commerce commission and It was decided
then to make It the vehicle for the closing
political speeches of the session.
The Immigration bill, whch Is to close
the week's work, will be given the con
aiders Hon which the time permits. In or
der to finish the program the leaders hare
set for the house msy require that body
to alt during the evening, as well as carry
Ing out the special order for 11 o'clock ses
' slons each dsy.
- The omnibus public building bill and the
general deficiency bill will not enter Into
the legalatlve consideration this week. The
public building bill Is to be one of the
last taken up by this session. So many
members are Interested In tMs hjll and
therefore remain at the capltol while It Is
pending that putting the bill last on the
program makes It easier to maintain a
Quorum of the house during the wlndup
of the session when the presence of mem
bers Is needed to prevent useless delays.
Will Resnaa Coal Henrlnga.
Th Interstate Commerce commission on
June 30 will be in session In Washington
and will be ready at that time to bear the
presidents of the railroad companies, con
cerning which testimony haa been taken
recently to show that rebates bave been
granted or that the distribution of cars
haa been Influenced by favoritism. The
presidents nho have been notified that the
Commission will hesr them are: A. J.
Cassatt, Pennsylvania railroad: Osesr G.
Murray, Baltimore ft Ohio; George W.
Stevens. Chesapeake ft Ohio; L. K. John
son, Norfolk ft Western, and W. H. New
man, New Tork Central Hudson River
ANGELA. ' TALKS ON HONESTY
Vntveralty President Draws Lessons
from Dlscoverr of Dishonesty
(a Hlan Places.
ANN AF,BOR. Mich.. June IT. President
James B. Angell ef ths I'nlverslty of
Michigan delivering the baccalaureate ad
dreae tonight to the graduating cits of
lire took for Ms subject "Honesty."
President Angell pointed to recent dl.
rovetire) of dishouesty In high place and
urgad the graduates to nerve themselves
fr etruggln to maintain their pure and
lofty IdtsU qf duty and life bo matter bow
othara, no mora gifted and no better trained
sensed, by unscrupulous policy, to be pass
tn ahead la the race toe wetila or ro
DY F0R i COR0NAT,0N
, ., Crowd of
tables Flock to
C ANIA. June 17. Trondhjem. yes
terrt. of flshcrs, today Is a cnpltaK
Man 'v ee who will psrtlrlpate In the
coron -" King Haakon have already
Swelled Somilatlon and others are
crowdlni rfh by steamers and trains.
The gaiety over the confirmation of the
country's new Independence will reich Its
full tide Tuesday, when King ITnak.nn.
Queen Maud and the baby. Crown Trlnre
Olss, reach Trondhjem. All over the coun
try flies the flag of Norway the white
bordered blue cross upon a field of red
testifying to the fealty of the people.
One hears tales that the radical clt liens
Object to the new monarchy. They Insist
on calling Haakon "Mr. King." but un
doubtedly the great majority genutne'y wel
come the new order of things with reawak
ened patriotism, which promises greater
and finer accomplishments to the whole
King Haakon, Queen Maud and Crown
Prince Ola are continuing their Journey
northward along the coast. Today .
spent In the vicinity of Mold, where their
majesties were given a banauet tonight.
Today began with a demonstration by the
fisher fleet at Aalesund. Ninety stesmers,
fifty motor boats and, scores upon scores
of small craft participated. The royal
yactit Helmdal at first steamed through
the fleet and was wildly cheered, and then
the fleet formed In two long 'columns and
steamed up the bjord, the Helmdal lead
ing. The families of the fishermen filled
the boats. The crowd afloat numbered
,O0O. . At the conclusion of the parade nil
the vessels passed In review beforo the
Helmdal. King Haakon expressed his pleas
ure at the honor conferred upon hlttl and
at the picturefqueness of the marine parade.
The royal family will Journey to Chris-
tlansand tomorrow. They will be the
the guests of the municipality at a state
dinner. TTondhJom will be reached Tues
The sea Journey northward is proving
most popular and comfortable. A great
heat wave Is sweeping over the southern
end of the Scandinavian peninsula and the
railway coaches resemble bake ovens.
A majority of the vessels of the visiting
fleet will reach Trondhjem by Wednesday.
Although many of the royal delegates and
embassies will arrive there Tuesday, some
officials and statesmen already have 'de
parted for Trondhjem and others will fol
The announcement that Emperor William
will visit King Haakon Irr July wee re
ceived with great satisfaction. It will be
the first visit of a foreign ruler to the re
established kingdom and therefore strongly
appeals to the people.
SOUTH DAKOTA MASONS MEET
Shrlnera Initiate One Ho ad red Canrtl-
dates sad Knights Templar
SIOUX FALLS, 3. D.. June n.-CSpectal.f
The meeting of the various Masonic so
cieties of South Dakota, which has been In
progress In Bloux 'Falls during the last
week, concluded with the initiation or orer
100 candidates from different perta of the
state to the mysteries of the order of the
Mystic. Shrine. J. T. Gilbert of Sioux
Falls, Illustrious potentate, presided orer
the ceremonial. After the candidates had
braved the tortures the 800 Shrlners pres
ent sat down to an elaborate banquet.
which waa served by the women of the
At the annual business meeting of the
Orand Commandery. Knighta Templar, the
following officers were elected for the com
Grand commander, Charles A. Howard;
deputy grand commander, Charles W.
Adams; grand generalissimo, C. O. Bailey;
grand captain general, Edgar D. Bmokman:
grand senior warden, R. D. Jennings; grand
Junior warden, John S. Vetter; grand pre
late, John Babcock; grand treasurer, 'Mar
tin Ohlman; grand recorder. George A. Pet
tigrew. The new grand commander, Charles A.
Howard of Aberdeen, announced the follow
ing appointive officers:
Grand standard bearer, Harvey J. Rice,
Huron; grand sword bearer, John Staple.
Lead; grand warden, William T. Kills, Sa
lem; grand captain of the guard. A. C.
Eolberg, Brookings; committee on corre
spondence, Samuel H. Jumper, .Aberdeen.
The meetings of the various Miusonlo so
cieties and auxiliary organisations 'have
proved very successful. The attendance
was unusually large. The weather was de
lightful, thus adding to the pleasure of
HARRY N. PILLS BURY 13 DEAD
Fnntona Cbessmnstrr Passes Away at
Philadelphia After an Illness of
PHILADELPHIA. June 17.-Harry Nelson
Plllsbury, the chess master, died here to
day of apoplexy after an Illness of many
months. Plllsbury waa born December i,
1871 at Somervllla, Mass., where the body
will be taken, the funeral to be held there
Plllsbury learned the rudtmenta of chese
when he waa It years old at the Deschap
elles Chess club In Boston. His first nota
ble victory waa a score of & to 4 In a match
with John F. Barry of Boston In 1W1. In
193 he won the New York City tournament
with a total score of 7 out of a possible V,
and In 1W he won first prise at the Hast
ings tournament against many of the
strongest players of the world. This vic-
tory logically made him one of the quartet
i of the then most famous players named to
compete st 8t. Petersburg Iasker. Steinils.
Tchigorin and Pillabury. Ills score with
the world champion, Ijuiker, was S to 2V.
In 1897 Plllsbury won from Bhowalter the
American chess championship, which he
confirmed by a second match with Bho
walter In 1!. In all Plllsbury played in
fourteen International chess ' tournaments
and was a prise winner In all except at
Cambridge Springs. Pa.. In 1904. when he
waa ill. Plllsbury showed his chess genius
not alone by match end tournament play.
At blindfold chess It Is said his record lias
never been equalled. At Moscow he played
twenty-two games without sight of the
boards, and at Philadelphia twenty games,
which feat he repeated at Vienna.
Ktro In Rwomlaar Hast.
Ftre from an unknown origin on the
seoond floor of 111 South bevenleenih
street aroused the sleeping Inmataa from
their beds at mldnlKht Sunday lUgf.l. caus
ing damage to building and household
goods estimated at about l'U. Tn build
ing la a pTtion of the boaton rooming
house st 107 to 111 South Seventeenth
street, of which Kees Ireland are pro
prietors. Occupants of the front rooms on
tie second floor loet their belonging, while
the woodwork on the second and third
floors was aamsged. Judge Neville is b
owuer of the buito.it. g. which Is three euuiee
hik-h. This was the thud LUu In. lha
ira wilbia a few dare,
BIG BLAZE IN ST. PAUL
Bran Annex Building, ii Damaged to
Extent of Half Million.
THIRTY -SEVEN FIREMEN ARE INJURED
Moat . of heatT Are Orerroiae
f Heat and Smoke and
All ttmt tm VI 111 i
ST. PAt'L, Mlrfn.. June 17.-The six-story
Hyan annex building was completely gut
ted by a Are which was discovered shortly
after 8 o'clock thia morning and which
burned fiercely anj day. The estimated
damage to the buildings and the stocks of
the occupr.nts Is between JtSO.OOO and IWiO.OOO.
The fire originated In the basement of the
store occupied by the Palace Clothing com
pany, supposedly from a defective electric
Several firemen were badly cut by flying
pieces of glass and thirty-seven were over
come by heat and smoke. Ten of theso
were taken to the hospital and the rest to
their homes. All of them will recover with
the possible exception of Lieutenant W. A.
Edwards, who tonight Is reported In a crit
ical condition. -
The Ryan hotel Is across the' alley from
the burned structure, but It was not dam
aged In any way and there waa no alarm
among the guests.
CANNON ATWHITE . HOUSE
Speaker Kaya Satisfactory Meat In
spection Law Will Bo
WASHINOTON, June 17-8peaker Can
non spent some time, at the White House
tonight with President Roosevelt, confer
ring on legislative matters. The speaker
said regarding the adjournment program
that he expects congress will close up
business and get away from Washington by
the first of July.
Regarding the meat Inspection legisla
tion Mr. Cannon reiterated his opinion that
safe and sane legislation will be enacted
and that notwithstanding differences on
the matter of Judicial review everybody's
constitutional lights will be protected.
There are number of matters which are
to be brought before the house before sus
pension of the rules and Speaker Cannon
says that If three hours be devoted to
morrow for that purpose these can be dis
posed of. This. In all probability, will be
done unless the house decides to Imme
diately adjourn after convening, out of re
spect to the memory of Representative
Lester, who died yesterday.
Meat Committee Confers.
Members of the house committee on agri
culture. Including Representative Adams of
Wisconsin, assisted by several officials of
the Department of Agriculture, devoted
some time today to a discussion of various
features of the amendment proposed by the
house committee to which the president
haa "pointed out his objections. There Is to
be a meeting of the full committee and an
effort Is to be 'made to agree on aome
ground of modification of 4he original fea
tures so aa to facilitate action on tbe an
are. Mr.' Adams. 'who was at -The "White
House Frday and waa"made acquainted
with the president's views, explained them
In detail to his colleagues on the commit
One Amendment Saggested.
A suggested amendment, which Mr. Ad
ams says emanated from the Department
of Agriculture officials and which It Is said
is favorably considered by the president,
has been brought forward to eliminate the
objections set forth by the president to the
court review proposed by the amendment.
This new proposition Is designed to give the
secretary of agriculture final control of the
situation, so far as the question of the fit
ness of slaughtered aminala for human food
is concerned, by the Insertion of the fol
lowing clause In the paragraph of the
amendment relating to Inspection and con
demnation at ths postmortem examination
of such animals:
Which In the Judgment of the secretary
of agriculture are sound. hes'tLful, whole
some and nt ror human food.
This clause is suggested to take the place
of the words "found to be unsound, un
Inspectors are Available.
The proposed amendment Is expected to
meet with, opposition frmn the packing In
terests, who object to dekgmg such final
authority to the department officials.' Mr.
Adams expressed the opinion that the com
mittee on agriculture will recede from Its
position, waiving the appointment of inspec
tors under this civil service commission.
This waiver was Inserted In the amend
ment, because, he says, the committee was
under the Impression that th edepartment
had not a sufficient list of persons available
for that position. He haa since, been In
formed that there will, be a sufficient num
ber for work.
Chairman Wadsworth of the committee,
who Is In New York, is expected to return
MEMORIAL FOR CARL SCHURZ
Appropriate Rational Monament la
Proposed for Jh ' Great
NEW YORK. June 17. Tha
one hundred cttlsens of New York organ
ized, to take measuraa to establish an ap
propriate national memorial to tbe late Carl
Shurg haa been completed. The member
ship comprises a notably representative list
of men, Identified with various public af
fairs with which Mr. Schun was actively
in touch. Joseph E. Choate la to act as
chairman. Gustav H. Schwab as vice chair
man, Isaac N. Sellgman as treasurer and
George McAneny as secretary. It la the
purpose of the committee. In co-operation
with similar committees In other cities, to
raise a fund, part of which will go toward
providing a bronse memorial, but the bulk
of which It Is expected will serve as a
foundation for the promotion of one or
more of the public causes to which Mr.
Schun devoted his activities. It has been
decided also that the ' memorial meeting
planned for shall be held, under the com
mittee's auspices, on Nortmber 14. Mr.
Choate will preside and G rover Cleveland
will make one of the principal addresses.
A Cola borer In th Great Work.
"Where all thle racket about r demanded
the policeman, who had heard sounds indi
cating a disturbance while passing the
building, and deemed It his duty to investi
gate, A meek, crestfallen man waa sitting on
the floor In a corner of tbe room, amid en
array of overturned chairs and miscellan
eous furniture, while over him stood a reso
lute, red-faced women, who turned and
faced the officer.
"I era engaged la the work of uplifting
g husband, sir," she said "There Is no
occasion for your Interfering." Chicago
REPUBLICANS IN QUAKER CITY
Opening- of Gldn Anniversary of
Party Devoted to Lincoln
PHILADELPHIA, June 1-In the same
assembly room In Musical Fund hall where
on June 17, 1RSS. the republican party opend
Its first national convention which named
Fremont and Dayton as Its presidential
ticket, there gathered today hundreds of re
publicans from, different sections of the
county to commemorate the event. It was
the opening meeting for a four days' cele
bration of the fiftieth anniversary of the
republican pnrty under the auspices of the
National Republican league, which begins
Its annual convention here tomorrow. The
old hall, which has changed little since the
first convention was held within Its walls,
was crowded with enthusiastic republicans
who cheered every time the name of any of
the republican presidents was mentioned.
Among those who participated in the exer
cises were 151 men who had voted for Fre
mont for president. They entered the hn,l
In a lody and were assigned to seats In the
front, part of the auditorium. The appear
ance of the old men, 'some of whom could
hardly walk, was the occasion of long and
enthusiastic applause. In the ranks of the
152 wes a delegate who proposed the name
of Abraham Lincoln for vice president, but
as the Illinois man waa not well known
the nomination went to Dayton. While the
meeting today commemorated the beginning
of the first convention." It was devoted
largely to addresses In memory of Abraham
Lincoln, Speaker Cannon of the national
Tiouse of representatives land Secretary of
the Treasury Shaw, who vere to make ad
dresses, were unable to jbe present.
Governor Pennyparker I of Pennsylvania
presided and Introduced Rev. Edward M.
Levy, a Baptist clergyman of this city, who
delivered the Invocation at the opening of
the convention fifty years ago. He per
formed a like service today. Governor
Pennypacker delivered an address. Among
other things he said:
Fittingly we meet within the limits of
that commonwealth In which the party had
Its origin and which, while receiving the
least proportionate reward has ever gtven
to It the most continuous end effective sup
port. 8lnce the election of Abraham Lin
coln in IsflO, Pennsylvania has never cast
an electoral vote against a candidate of the
republican party for the presidency. The
largest majority ever received by a presi
dential candidate in America was given In
Pennsylvania to a republican.
Historical papers were i read by William
Barnes, sr., of New Torkj who displayed ft
flag which covered Lincoln's bier aa his
body lay in state at Albany:, Dr. Robert
Reyburn, Washington, who attended both
Lincoln and Garfield, and Jacob Weand of
Colonel A. K. McClure of this city deliv
ered an address on "Abraham Lincoln," In
which he reviewed the martyred president's
life and the events of hta times. The pro
gram Included numerous musloal selections.
GREENE , ON CANANEA RIOT
Copper Klngr Says Agitators Plotted
to Blow Ip Baak'aaa Start
; WASHINGTON, June 17.-In a letter filed
With the. State department and dated at
Cenanea, Bonors, Mtuc.k gun U, . W. C
Greene, president of the copper company
at whose mines In, Cananea In which the
riots occurred this month, charges that
miners from the Western Federation had
been through the mines Inciting the Mexi
cans and tella how he waa warned of the
plot to dynamite the bank and to Inaugu
rate a revolution against President Dlas.
He reviews details already published and
says among other things:
On the night of May 31 I was Informed
by a. man working In the Cobre Grande
that a Mexican working there had told
mm that trouble was ko nar to stari in
Cananea on the morning of June 1, at i
o'clock, that a socialist club had held three
meetings at midnight on the night of May
36, at which a large number of agitators
of socialistic tendencies were present; that
agitators of the Western Federation had
beta through the mines inciting the Mexi
cans and that they had been furnishing
money for the socialistic club that hud
been established at Cananea. He also gave
(in two copies of a revolutionary circular
that had been widely distributed, together
wun a numoe.r or oiner ueta.ua.
While It loohaj ridiculous to me that any
thing of thai kind could be done, their
program Ineluitd dynamiting the bank,
where It -t reported we had ll.OGO.ou);
breaking open the stores and getting fire
arms and ammunition, and with them
starting a revolution against the Dlax gov
ernment. I soon saw a Mexican In whom I had
confidence and upon asking. I found that
he had heard the same rumors, he giving
the further detail that agitators had a
few nights before ' stolen some boxes of
powder, which I know to oe the truth.
Mr. Greene adds:
All federation agitators were ordered out
of town and I think there are about eighty
seven of the agitators (Mexican) now In
Jail; that many of them were deported
from Mexico and southern California who
have previously taken part In labor
troubles, and tlmt all of the revolutionary
club that stirred up the feeling escaped
across the line the first night. He says
there will be a permanent garrison of sev
eral hundred men kept there; that com
plaints of murder have been made against
a number of employes, as well aa himaxlf,
but the authorities bave taken tha ground
that the employes acted In the discharge
of their duties. He estimates that "about
twenty Mexicans were killed for each
MISSOURI IS GETTING HIGH
Blgr Masiy Coming Strong with Its
Jane Rise and Promising a
A portion of the regular June rise In
, the Missouri river began to life the level
of the stream again laat Friday and the
waters are now. trespaasing on property
not usually designated as the bottom of
any river. It la rather late In the eeason
for a great change in the Missouri above
the normal, but the regular annual pro
gram tuts evidently been delayed.
The greatest rise for any one period was
on Sunday, when the gauge went up eight
or ten inches during twelve hours. The
shores have been extended over bottom
lands all along ths course and territory
Invaded by the water which has been Inun
dated but once In nineteen years, which
was last year. The high water mark of
l!o waa above that of any for eighteen
years and the present stage of tha liver
Is not far below the highest of last year..
Should there be a continuation of the
rtse for another day at the present rata
people living on low lands will experience
great annoyance, and If the waters do not
become stationary or recede soon, they
will be obliged to move out of their houses.
Gardens along the bottoma are already
suffering because of too much wetness.
Anniversary f Death f Gmea.
HAVANA. June 17 -The anniversary of
the death of Maximo Gomes waa celebrated
today by placing a commemorative tablet
on tho house In which he died. The cere
mony was held under th auspices of the
liberal nationalists and addressee salogisUa
of General Gome were made by leader of
all parti. Uu; houses war drmp4 with
lpchia) aim fca were baix-tuaated.
GOOD RAIN OVER THE STATE
Timelj Boalint: Given to Hebraaka Crops,
Iniannc Their Ealtj.
EXTENDS AS FAR WEST AS NORTH PLATTE
Precipitation of an lack at Lincoln
and Other Polats, and Omaha
Gets a Generons
Omaha and the arrester oart of the com
belt- was saturated last night In an un
usually heavy rain that brought cheer to
everybody but the calamity howler; to him
it was a severe blow, for It gives all crops
a new start, which, added to the one they
had, will put them In the wear for a good
ttme'tn come. Tha rain fell In torrents In
Omaha and many places as far west as
North Platte. At Kearney It is reported
to have fallen incessantly for two hours;
st Orand Island it came In time to stop a
ball game and at North Platte It came
down in volumes. Crops grain, fruit, gar
den truck oil was Immensely benefited and
the farmers already are said to be wearing
the "smile that won't come off." ,
The wheat bulls who had befo raising
tMn hirh In the rrain market for the
last few days, some of whom are said to
h.v, r.ianri nr. wvern.1 thousand dollars.
view the situation with great concern. The !
Bee's .telephone lat night gave evidence
of their keen Interest. Other people aa well
frequently called, up to know "now tar oui
In the state the rain extended."
The official statement of the local weather
bureau shows this rain was general from
tho Missouri river to the Rocky 'mountains.
It also shows, despite the howls of the ca
lamity makers, that up to last night the
deficiency slice March 1 In Omaha was 4.15
inches, which was but .63 more than that
of the year previous for the same dates.
The rain yesterday .will more than make
up for this.
Crops Were Not Lost.
While tha conservative observer had by
no means reached that stage where he was
willing to admit Nebraska was conrrontea
by a crop failure, he was growing anxious
and tha tvDlcsl calamity howler who goes
off on the least provocation had reached his
senith. It Is admitted by some good juages
that had tha lack of rain continued for
another, ten days the calamity howler would
have stood good chances of winning out.
It had been about ten days since Omaha
had got a wetting, but Friday and Satur
day rain fell out In the state and the
weather man reported It w'as on its way
east and waa certain to arrive.
This rain, by the way, was a vindication
of the weather man. He forecasted yester
day morning rain generally. 1
The temperature was no higher In Omaha
Sunday than Saturday, but the humidity
made the heat more oppressive. The maxi
mum was 94 and this was maintained from
t to ( p. m. At p. m. It had dropped to
and then the mercury got on the to
boggan and waa at 7 at S and 68 at 9
o'clock. The rain began falling at 8:06
end by 9:36 had reached a precipitation of
1.10 Inohes. '
Reporte early In the ntgM from Lincoln
aard th rata fell there between f and T end
between f and 8. the total precipitation
amounting to about an web, .The rain was
heavy all along the Lincoln division of the
Burlington and good news came from va
Shots VP Calamity Howlera.
The calamity howlers will have ttf take
to the woods and find some new theme
for discussion for Nebraska which has
not been in the least danger and did not
require the aid of the rainmakers is safe,''
said J. F Buckingham, assistant general
passenger sgent of the Burlington. "In
spite of the howl which has been sent
forth as to the condition of Nebraska the
fact was that during an that time this
state. was In far better condition In re
spect to its moisture than was Kansas,
Indiana or Illinois, and yet these states
were not heard to complain.
"The authentic crop reports as prepared
by the Burlington and Union Pacific rail
roads showed the state to be In fine condi
tion and the only crop which was In press
ing need of rain at all was the oafs In the
southwest section. , Rain has been
abundant in the northern section of th
state, and why some of the papers would
want to send out such reports has been
a puzzle . The Bee published an Interview
with Senator Dietrich Saturday afternoon,
In which the senator said the crops were
all In good condition and he was right."
Heavy Rain nt Wayne.
WAYNE. Neb.. June 17. (Special Tele
gram.) A fine and much needed rain fell
here this evening and Is still falling to
night that will be of untold value to the
hay and small grain crops, which had
begun to suffer from the extreme dry
weather. It will also save. the potato crop.
1 Good Rain at Franklin.
FRANKLIN. Neb.. June 17. (Special Tel
egTam.) A good rain Is falling. here tonight
which will do much to Improve the grow
HAILSTORM IX BELLE rOmCHE
Hack Yonns Stock Is Killed and Many
Wlssswa Broken. ,
BELLE FQURCHE, S. D June IT.
(Speelal Telegram.! At midnight last night
the worst storm that ever visited this sec
tion of the country struck Belle Fourche.
It was accompanied by a high wind, vivid
lightning and hall. The hailstones were
of larg dimensions and not only beat
down the crops but broke every window
on the north and west sides of the build
ings of the town. It cut through roofs
and even broke boards on the north side
of the houses. The damage to the city
will be considerable, while thet to tha
crops In the Surrounding country will be
very heavy. The atorm waa of wide area
and tbe devastation which It wrought will
be a sad blow to this section. A great
deal of stock, especially the young calves
and colts, were killed or so badly Injured
that they will have to be shot.
Rain Falls la large Portion f North
NORFOLK. Neb.. June 17. Speol a k Tele
gram) The drouth tn northern Nebraska
was broken this afternoon by a fine rain
which covered a wide area.
General Hewsrt I. Porter.
HAVERHIIJ Mass., June 17.-Generel
Howard L Porter, one of the leading shoe
manufacturers of this city and prominently
Identified with th Yeung Men's Christian
association movement, died suddenly today
of cerebral hemorrhage. He 'was M years
of age. General Porter waa prominent in
the Odd Fellows fraternity and waa at one
time chief of ths Patriarchs Militant of the
world. He was a member of th Sons of th
Revolution end a vie president of tbe So
ciety of the l"ny ' the Fotoatae.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Monday, F.xrrt Showers and
Cooler In F.ast Portion. Tuesday
Fair and Warmer.
Tempera tare at Omaha Yesterday!
Hoar.. Peg. Honr. !.
K a. m Tl 1 n. m Mt
a. m 71 a -p. m...... 02
T a. m TJ . S p. m ...... 1
s a. m 7tt 4 p. m "4
f a. m HO B . m
Id i, m sut ) p. m 1
II a. m Ht T p. m f
III m T ft p. m Tn
p. m U
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Heefry Rain Overtaxes "ewers and
Maeh Damage la the
Th heavy rainfall of last night caused
considerable damage to the sewers In sev
eral quarters of the city. One of the worst'
of these washouts wss at Twenty-fourth
and F streets. Here. Just west of the new
paving and In the center of F. a hole was
dug out nearly twelve feet long and eix
feet deep. A man named Martin drove his
horse Into this hale and only the narrow
width kept his horse from diss pep ring.
The rig was broken so that It had to be
left in the street. He Informed the police
that his horse had gone in up to his ears
and there were no lights nor officers in
sight. A man was sent out from the sta
tion to his assistance, hut on arriving at
F street the man was gone and there was
no elgn of a horse In the hole. Whether It
sank out of sight or managed to get out
is not learned. The buggy was seen on
tho street. Another hole was dug at the
corner of the curb, where half a dosen
pedestrians stepped In up to their knees.
A woman was seen from a passing car to
step Into the hole and fall prostrate to
the ruin of her dress before a proper light
could be secured for the dangerous corner.
On Missouri avenue conditions were un
usually bad owing to the torn up condi
tion of the street. The .street cars were de
layed on that line to some extent. The old
water 'channels Were washed much deeper
and It will require .some work before a
team can pass this morning. Several other
washouts were reported, but none so se
rious as those st F street and on Mis
souri avenue. There was little damage to
property, from the wind. On the whole, the
storm was most heartily welcomed. 1
' Glbbs Raid to Be Taken.
It was reported to the South Omaha police
that Harry Olbbs. a colored man wanted
for cutting William Chestnut through the
mouth, had been taken Into custody In
Council Bluffs. The cutting, which was
done with a raxor, was done at a late
hour Saturday night. Chestnut atated to
the police that he was Bitting on hie bed
at 2S15 Q street when Glbb rushed In
and made one slash across hie face. The
cut lengthened the corners of the unfor
tunate man's mouth about two Inches on
each side. When he tried to tell of the
mishap before the wound wes sewed up his
mouth had the appearance of extending
from ear to ear. Dr. DeLanny was called
and united the severed cheeks and found
that a. piece had been clipped off th man's
tongue. Cheatnut said he could not ac
count Tor the attack, but declared It waa
not the flrML time be had been a victim
of Glbb'e ferocity.
Caught with. Gamblers.
Among a gang of gamblers arrested last
night were Al Burnesa and Geore Decker.
Decker especially could not afford to be
connected with the eng. He was released
under 8500 ball last Friday to await trial
on the charge of burglary. The ceses he
Is supposed to be connected with were
those of recent date on H street. It Is
said that Burness also has been suspected
and even warned by the police that ha
would be well watched. They were arrested
with a gang of six, engaged. It Is alleged,
In an Interesting crap game In the build
ing formerly occupied by Pat Crowe's
billiard hall. This Is located on Twenty
fourth street. Al Burness, Al Sulllvsn,
Charles O'Nell. Richard O'Nell. E. Mil
lettl, George Decker end C. F. Jones com
prised the arrests from the reld.
Magic City Gossip.
There will be an adjourned meeting of
th city council totngnt.
Parks. Johnson ft Parks will la all prob
ability finish ttve pavin of Twenty-fourth
street tnis weeki
A good crowd of people of St. Martin's
enjoyed a picnic in Rlverview park last
The sudden storm Isst night caused a
suspension of nearly all the church ser
vices in the city. .
Miss Stella Leigh of Beatrice, Neb., Is
visiting friends In the city.
The teachers' examinations for the city
certificates begin this morning it I L m.
at the high school building.
The great heat of yesterday afternoon
detracted considerably from the golf games
which were to have been played at the
new club grounds. Still there were a few
who had the hardihood to tackle the handi
caps late In the evening.
The mother of L. C. Marsh, the seeretsry
of the local Young Men's Christian ssso
eintton, Is paying him a visit of several
James and Patrick Kruse arrived from
Earlvllle 111.. In time to take part In the
burial of their brother Andrew Kruse, 1T
South Twentieth street, yestrday after
W. L. MoCllntoCk. city sanitary In
spector, In spesklng of th general sani
tary condition, put Is expressively yester
day by the uee of the word "bum." He
has been extraordinarily active during th
past month, but has found the city sadly
in need of a good cleaning.
FREIGHT RATES TO STAY UP
Railroads Are I'nabl tn Grant Con
cessions Asked for by l
SAN FRANCISCO, Cel., June 17.-There
will be no reductlone on freight ratee on
beildlng material to Ban Francisco and
builders and property owners who have
been hoping for some reduction In the rsll
rates on structural steel and other ma
terlala from the east will b destined to
a serious disappointment. It is annonunced
on the authority of tha traffic department
of the Southern Pacific that no such re
ductions have been or will be considered
by the trans-continental line. It Ik ex
plained that reductions in rates cannot he
mad to Ban Francisco without making
them applicable to all other Pacific coast
terminals. For this reason the Southern
Pacific and Santa Fa end connections are
prevented from doing all that they would
like to do In the way of reduced rates to
stimulate the rebuilding of Sen Francisco.
Mis Marlon C. Hallr Gradnates.
QUINCY. Mass., June 17. (Special Tele
gramsAmong the graduates yesterday at
tbe Qulncy Mansion school ware Misses
Maiion C. Haller ft Omaha and Alice M.
Knott of Sioux City. Ia. Miss Knott de
livered the valedictory. "Open Sesame."
Game la Thrre-I Lcagac,
At Springfield-Hprlnf field. I: Iecstur,' i.
At Dsveoport Davenport. 4; Dubuque, t
At Cedax Kattld CsOat ftapUla. 1; Hack
RUSSIA IN FERMENT
General Situation Ibrongbont Empire
Hourlj Growing- More Dijquiidni.
VERGE OF GIGANTIC UPHEAVAL
Talk of Political Strike Which Will Brine
Government to It Xneee.
LABOR LEADER WILL TAKE CHARGE
Prospect of Etrocele Between Parliament
and the Proletariat.
NO FURTHER BLOODSHED AT BAILYSTOK
Officers Tak Tronble to Clrcnlat
Denial f Story l ard to Justify
the Massacre of Jewish
ST. PETERSBURG. June 17.-The pit-
table affair at Bialystok spparently 'has
burned Itself out. No further bloodshed
wss reported today and no more Is ex
pected even byhe radicals, who are sat
isfied that the authorities are now In oon
trol and will do everything possible to
prevent a renewal of the excesses.
This confidence le based on the action
of the governor of Grodno, who is hated
and distrusted by the bureaucrats and
who, after Investigating the situation at
Bialystok, took the unprecedented step in
order to prevent a spread of the massacres
to telegraph the authorltlea of all towna
within the Jewish pale, denying the al
leged official reports that the disorders
were due to the wanton throwing of bombs
at a Christian procession by Jewish revo
lutionists. This measure, aided by the
Catholic clergy, who today throughout Rus
sian Poland addressed their congregations.
Imploring them not to believe reports
spread broadcast for the purpose of stir
ring up bloody excesses, was efficacious
In calming the agitated spirits among the
Christian population. The Catholics of
Warsaw cancelled a great religious pro
cession which was to have been held here
today, In order to avoid the chance of a
Verge of Glgantlo IpheavaJ.
The general situation, however, la hourly
growing more disquieting and the country
seems to be on the verge of another
gigantic upheaval. In St. Petersburg and
Moscow the populace ia greatly excited
and nothing Is talked of except a general
political strike which would bring the gov
ernment to Its knees. The proletariat
leaders, who have been preparing for
months for a blow, believe the moment
has come to strike. Tbe agrarian troubles
are now sufficiently extended and disor
ders In the army are rife. The ' govern
ment haa openly refused to accede to the
demands of Parliament and a rupture Is
The ultimate plana of the leadere depends
upon th success achieved, but It the
government la brougbt down It la. not.'
doubted they are determined that they and
not Parliament ahall take over the reins
nf ffnv.rnm.nl inn fnrevee entnV th frutta
of victory. , J
Insipid strikes In St. Petersburg and Mos
cow with which the movement was started,
while based ostensibly on economic grounds,
really are purely political. The committee
of the unemployed Is only a revolutionary
organisation of last fall's committee of
workmen In disguise.
The bakers of St. Petersburg and adjoin
ing towns struck today and only the black
bread eaten by the poor was sold. The
streets were filled with crowds of workmen.
A correspondent of the Associated. Press
was stopped today In one of the suburban
towns by a workman who demanded money
without the slightest embarassment. He
announced that those who had money might
as well divide, aa the workmen soon, would .
be able to take what they wanted.
A monster meeting of 15,000 social 'demo
crats and workmen held this afternoon at
Trrlokl, Finland, waa addressed by 'mem
bers of the group of toll of Parliament
and every utterance was frantically ap
plauded. V . '
Government la Waiting. ,
The government appears to be waiting
for tjie blow to fall before raising US hand
and it la reriorted that the deslem of several
ministers to raise the Question of a more
active policy during the cabinet meeting
yesterday was apparently fruitless. Heavy
patrols have been placed In the streets
and the railroad stations are occupied by
troops, but nonaction hoe been taken to
stop the agitation. The emperor li re
ported to be spending most of hta time -playing
tennis at Peterhof. '
It Is significant, as Indicating the progress
of the revolutionary excitement, that a gen
eral strike Is expected to be Inaugurated on
the Nicholas railway between SL Peters
burg and Moscow, which waa the only Hue
out of Moscow not affected during the up
rising last December.
The wu.kmen In the abopa of tbe Syrian
ft Vlasma have already struck, but appar
ently the demonstration la premature. '
The Rerh today again appeal to the em
peror to try to save the situation by dis
missing Premier Goremykln and placing
members of Parliament, who enjoy a tneaa
ure of public confidence. In control of th
government. Admiral Alexleff. command
ant of the fortress at Cronntadt. has re
ceived a grim warning In the shape of a
coffin, which was delivered at his bouse.
Organised Massacre. ' ,
IjONDON, June U.-The Pally Telegraph
this morning prints a telegram reoelve4 In
London from Helslngfors, Finland. It Is
dsted Sunday afternoon and la signed by
M. Vinaver and four other Jewish members
of the Russian Parliament MM. Brando,
Bchosherg, Katsenelron and Lrwln. The trU
"The outbreak at Bialystok clearly wag
the beginning of an organised massacre,
similar to the bloody October days. Only
energetic Intervention cin prevent a ter
rible catastrophe. Peril Is Imminent. Appeal
to all Influence to help us."
BIALYSTOK (Via Warsaw). June 1T.-0-der
haa been restored. ' The three delegates
sent here by the lower house of Parliament
hav arrtvd and begun an Investigation of
Mall Waa Planter.
WARSAW, June 17 A band of terror.
Ists this morning held up a mall wagott
het-M.n K n iMnlemtfa mnA VT ii .,1 u T I r .
I rotista killed the driver and his horses and
i two soldiers who were escorting the van
I and plundered the mails and decamped.
' At I o'rliM-k this evening five terrorists
phot and killed a pollen officer and his
i wife wiille tliey were-wulklng in (he street.1
The assassins escaped.
The Jews of Warsaw were unesay. hut
at present thore is uu lndjuattog, 1st aa gali-
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