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The Omaha Daily
VOL. XXXVI -NO. 41.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4, 1906 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
RAILROADS ON RACK
Attorney General Moody Will Frosecnte
Violations of 8afety Applianct Act
SUITS WILL BE FILED IN OMAHA
Chtouto, Borlinctoi & Qninoy Company
Will B Asksd for Seventeen Penalties.
UNION STOCK YARDS COMPANY ON LIST
Union Paoiflo, Korthweitern and Missouri
Paoifio Alio to Be fined Bare.
MANY CASES IN OTHER DISTRICTS
Tnlrtr Penalties Will Be Demanded
(rma tea Iron Houlili Route
Other Weatern Lines
WASHINGTON, Auf. 8. A
ral Moody. In accordance with
heretofore determined upon, has
further prosecutions or a numner o.
roads for violations of the federal pa.
appliance acts. The United States attorne
for the various d strirts wherein the acts
were committed -ere directed to file and
rigorously prosecute suits for the recovery
'of the statutory penalty. The Chicago,
Burlington ft Qulncy Railway company
will he sued for seventeen penalties, and
the Bt. Louis, Iron , Mountain 4 Southern
Railway company for thirty penalties.
The roads to be mads defendants and the
districts where aults will be brought In
clude the following:
Belt Railway of Chicago, Northern dis
trict of Illinois: Chicago A Northwestern
Railway company, District of Nebraska;
Chicago. Burlington A Qulncy Railway
company. District of Nebraska; Chicago,
Rock Island Pacific Railway company,
Southern district of Iowa; Kansas City
Southern Railway company. Western dis
trict of Missouri; Missouri Pacific Railway
company. Western district of Missouri and
District of Nebraska; Bt. Louis A San Fran
cisco Railroad company. Western district
of Tennessee: St. Louis. Iron Mountain &
Southern Railway company. Western dis
trict of Tennessee; St. Louis Southwestern
Railway company, Eastern district of Ar
kansas; Southern Railway company, West
am district of Tennessee; Unon Pacific
Railway company. District of Nebraska;
Union Stock Yards company of South
Omaha. District of Nebraska,
NO SENSATION IN THE DEATH
Irregularity Hot Developed by Inquiry
r Into Cnee of Bobert Ayera,
Insaae ' Man.
A careful investigation by the authorities
failed to reveal anything Irregular In the
death of Robert Ayers at the County hos
pital Wednesday night. Despite a sensa
tional rumor, nothing of a criminal na
ture has been brought out by those making
ther'lbvs4tJgatlott. Thursday evening Cor
oner BrsJley visited the undertaking rooms
of Hoffman A Gentleman, where the body
of Ayera Is being kept, made aa Investi
gation and declared that the man came
te tola des,th In the manner Indicated on
the death certificate signed by Dr. Trans
J. Swoboda of the County hospital. Dr.
Swoboda stated that the man died of
nephritis and Insanity. Ayera was sent to
.the hospital by the Insanity commissioners.
Ms was afflloted with Brlghts disease.
Superintendent Fowler of the hospital
and Dr. Swoboda stated Friday morning
that the patient died from natural causes.
Relatives of Ayera are expected from
Illinois Friday utfternoon.
Ayera had made his home In Nebraska
for several years, accumulating considera
ble farm land during that period. Even
though Jie should be sufficiently well pro
vided with means to enable him to retire
from active wage earning, be continued
dally labor. He Is known to have had but
few friends la the city.
JOHN LAUGHLAND IS BURIED
Pomasnr City OAolml la Laid a
Rest at Forest Uwa
Funeral services for John Laughland,
banner secretary of the Associated Chari
ties and pouudmaater, were held Friday
afternoon at the First Presbyterian
church. Rev. Edwin Hart Jenks officiating.
Dr. Jenks paid a pretty tribute to the life,
character and memory of Mr. Laughland.
The services ware largely attended. Mem
bers of the local Scottish clan attended In
a body. James C. Lindsay, son-in-law.
reached the city from Rapid City, 8. D.,
In -time to attend the funeral. The pall
bearers were; John Douglas, Alfred C.
Kennedy, Hugh Murray, Dr. J. B. Ralph
and William Kennedy. Burial at Forest
POLICE COURT RECORDS NEXT
aks Will Be Kaaaalaed by Biptrl
at ' Dahlssan's Comuiaad,
By order of Mayor Pah 1 in an, J. M. Gil
christ, the expert accountant who '
bin. vm& fha fltv'e hniih. la f .-. H.
, , 'I. . . a - " - - - V " " I - -
let to work on the records of the police
court within a few days. Mr. Qllchrlst
has been going over the accounts of the
treasurer's office, but has found nothing
wrong tip to data. Ths comptroller's office
has been unable to atralghten out tho
police court tangle, and the mayor be
lieves the $7.(0 a day services of Mr. Oll
chrlst are most needed where there seems
to be the most confusion. The move ui h
not exactly meet with the wishes of the
comptroller In the matter.
PARK BOARD VISITS ELMW00D
Coasaslasleners Inspect Grounds to gee
If Oval Speedway Would
Members of the park board, with the
exception of Commissioner Cornish, spent
Friday morning looking over Elmwood
Vsrk to find mt If an oval speedway can
be constructed there for the benefit of
horsemen. The commissioners were es
corted by C. C. George and others In auto
mobiles and accompanied by Assistant
City Engineer Craig.
Before going out to the park tiio com
missioners had a short meeting and rec
ommended to the council tbat I hit wish f
Bemta park residents to acquire part of a
tot on the southwest corner for park en
largement with the M6 left over from
prior condemuetlea proceedings be f-Vert
LETTER ON THE SECOND MAIN
fommonlrutlon Whirl Woodbury of
Water Company Peat to the
The Omaha Wster company has made
public the I' ttcr it aiMrrmrd to the Water
board regarding the necessity of laying a
second supply main to the pumping station
at Florence. The president of the board
declined to give out the communication or
even admit that hp had received It. Fol
lowing Is the document, upon which the
board has not yet acted:
It ha always been the policy of the
Omaha Water company not only to Veep Us
plait up to the highest degree of efficiency
but to keep ahead of the necessities of the
community. As you are aware, the city of
Omaha is growing rapidly at the present
time, and a large number of new buildings,
including many residences, are being
erected, so that the demand on the water
plant is Increasing and will Increase during j
me next few years.
In order to meet this growing demand
and to guard against the danger from any
possible break in the large supply main,
theieby leaving the city In great danger In
case of conflagration. It seems advisable
that a second supply main be laid between
Florence and Omaha.
If the Omaha Water company were to
continue In the ownership and control of
the plant it would at the present time be
preparing to lay such additional main, but
the board of directors is advised that, un
der existing condition", the company is
virtually a trustee of the property for the
city, so far as the maintenance of the
'4, orks Is concerned, without obligation or
, Hnrlty to make any considerable Itn-
V '.Tients except In co-operation witn tne
e. In order that this enlargement,
ent necessities sugKet and fu- !
ture l will certainly demand, may go
forwar' .Without undue delay, the board of
directors has authorised me to say that the
water company will undertake to lay so
much of a new main between Florence and
Omaha as may be necessary, provided the
Water board will enter Into an agreement
binding upon the city to repay the company, J
upon completion or any purcnase or ine
works, the actual cost of such Improve
ment with 6 per cent Interest, In addition
to what would otherwise be the purchase
price.. Yours verv truly,
THEODORE C. WOODBURY.
MONTANA MINES ARE CLOSED
Strike of Smelter Men at Great Falls
Throws Many Men On ef
Work at Butte.
BUTTE. Mont.. Aug. . The five mines
of the Boston and Montana company shut
down at 6 o'clock this evening, the men be
ing notified that the properties would re
main Inactive until the strike of the emelt
ermen at the Great FallB smelting plant of
the company had been settled.
Three thousand men are rendered Idle In
this city, besides a number of ore train
crews which have heretofore been hauling
the output of the Boston and Montana
mines, about 4,0n0 tons dally, from the
Butte properties to the Great Falls smelt
ers. It develops that one man who was in ar
rearage on his union dues Is the cause of
the whole trouble, which thus far has
thrown ,00f men out of employment. Five
smelter men, constituting a committee, be
came too Insistent In demanding the dis
charge of this one smelter man behind In
his union payment, and the quintet were
discharged. Their dismissal precipitated
the trouble, the union demanding the rein
statement of the flvemen. and upon the
company's refusal the strike was ordered.
WOMEN MEET IN COPENHAGEN
International Lessa of ".nffraxclsts
Assembling In the Capital
COPENHAGEN. Aug. . The third con
ference of the International League of
Woman Suffragists will meet here from
August 7 to H.
A majorify of the delegates, among
whom are many Americans, have already
arrived here and are the guests of lead
ing families of Copenhagen. A brilliant
succession of excursions and fetes has been
The queen of Denmark today granted an
audience of one hour to Mrs. Carrie Chap
man Catt of New York, president of the
league. Her majesty showed deep Interest
In the suffragist movement and regretted
that the term of mourning for the late
king prevented her entertaining the dele
gates. She expressed her admiration of
American women, saying she thought them
active and progressive and that the women
of other countries should take them as
their model. I
READY FOR FOUR DAYS' RACES
Some of the Best Yachts In I'ntou
Will Take Part In
GLEN COVE, L. I., Aug. S. Some of the
finest and fastest ractng yachts In their
respective classes In the l'nlted States, and
many big fast steam yachts were gathered
In this harbor today to participate In the
annual cruise of the New York Yacht club
to New York and Vineyard Haven, which
was scheduled to start this morning. It
Is planned to occupy four days In making
the run from Glen Cove, with a stop
over night at Morris Cove and over Bun
day at New I,ondon.
In addition to the squadron runs from
port to port each day and the usual races
for the Astor cups off Newport, It was
planned to sail a race also off Newport
Wednesday for a cup presented to the
New York Yacht club by King Edward.
The last named event will be for one
class only. Including sloops not less than
fifty feet in length and schooners not less
than sixty feet long.
DEMAND FCR HARVEST HANDS
Flftrrn Thousand Men Are eedcd to
Care tor Hamper Wheat Crop
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. Aug. S.-A
bumper wheat crop in the northwest and
no men to harvost it.
The farm labor situation In Minnesota
today is the worst In the history of tho
Fifteen thousand men are needed In Min
nesota. Iowa &nd the two Dakotas and
about l.Qno are available. The -mages offered
by the farmers range from fl.Ti to 13 0.1 a
day and board, but the jobs go begging
All the railroads have made a special
rate of 16.50 to any point In the harvest
j belt and farmers are willing to pay the
transportation for men they need.
t.eurral firerly to St. Louis.
WASHINGTON, Aug 1 Orders were is
sued at the War department today as
signing Major Oeneral A. W. Greely to
the command of the northern division,
with headquarters at 8t. Louis, to take
effect September 1.
Belrbrr fteta Twelie lears.
PATERSON, N. J . Aug. 1 William 11
Belcher, who. while mayor of this city, ab
sconded a year ago. and v. ho surrendered
on Monday last, was sentenced indu in
twelve years' imprisonment In the state
prison at Traetou un a tneige of eaiueac-msuL
LABOR DEBATE IN COMMONS
Trades Disputes 'Bill Comes dp in the
Home for Amendment.
GOVERNMENT NARROWLY ESCAPES DEFEAT
Vm.tr la blaeuaslon Balfnnr Arrases
Premier of Drrsch of Faith and
Opposition Members Lent
LONDON. Aug. 1. Ths trades disputes
bill, which is a direct outcome of the Taff
vale decision that trades unions' funds are
liable for the illegal acts of Individual mem
bers of a union, passed the committee stage
in the House of Commons this morning
and was reported to the House amid min
isterial cheering. Considerable excitement
marked the debate, during which several
amendments opposed by the government
were defeated by narrow majorities, in one
case the government being saved from de
feat by a few unionist otes.
There was a somewhat extraordinary
scene after midnight following Prime Min
ister Campbell-Bannerman's refusal to ac
cept Lord Robert Cecil's motion to rrport
progress. Lord Robert saying that the
prime minister had pledged himself that
the debate should not continue after 11
o'clock. When the motion was defeated
by a government majority of 212 Mr. Bal
four accused the prime minister of delib
erately breaking his pledge. He declined
to take further part In the proceedings
and In vlted his followers to leave the
house. The Invitation of the former prime
minister was accepted by all of the three
score of members of the opposition present
amid Ironical ministerial, nationalist and
laborite cheering. A few of those who left
the chember returned subsequently, but the
front opposition bench remained empty and
several liberals and radicals took seats on
It amid radical cheering.
The debate then proceeded without In
terest to Its close.
In place of the clause In the ordinary bill
exempting the funds of a union from dam
ages when Illegal sets have been commit
ted without the authority of a union, the
clause was adopted giving a trade union,
whether of workmen or employers, complete
Immunity from claims for damages for Il
legal acts committed during a strike.
FIRE AT MILAN EXPOSITION
Haagartsn and Italian Deroratlve
Arts Section Are Heavily Dam
aged by Blase.
MILAN, Italy, Aug. S.-FIre which broke
out this morning In the International ex
position did extensive damage. The sec
tions devoted to the decorative arts of
Italy and Hungary were totally destroyed,
as also was the pavilion In which were
Installed the exhibits of Italian and Hun
garian architecture. The damage Is estt.
mated at $W0,000.
The Are was discovered at 6 o'clock this
morning In the Hungarian section and
spread rapidly to the art sections situated
In an adjoining park. For a time the Brit
ish, EwIhs, Japanese and Netherlands sec
tions were threatened, but by energetic,
work the -firemen sniccejeded In saving
them. The Jewelry and fine arts sections
also were threatened, but a large force
of carbineers rescued the pictures, many
of them of priceless value, from the gal
lery of fine arts Into the corridors of sec
tions beyond the fire zone.
At noon the fire was considered to be un
der control. Some of the estimates place
the loss as high as 12,400,000, which prob
ably Is excessive.
The origin of the fire Is attributed to an
electric short circuit. The authorities re
ject the theory that the conflagration waa
of Incendary origin. ,
The scene of the conflagration was the
center of the most active portion of the
exposition. The Palace of Decorative
Arts Is a mass of ruins. The architec
tural pavilion, whloh was also destroyed,
contained many exhibits of historic value.
Including the original model of tho donw
of the cathedral of Milan, many orlglnul
documents referring to Milan's famous
scientist. Volts, relating to Voltaic elec
tricity, and numerous documents referring
to Napoleon I. Although the Fine Arts
pavilion was saved, many fine paintings
were damaged, being splashed by mud
and water while the firemen were hastily
carrying them to place of safety.
Owing to the value of some of the ex
hibits destroyed the loss is now estimated
at $2,000,000 to 3.000,000.
SECRETARY JR00T RECEIVES
Head of State Department Bids
Farewell to President of
RIO DE- JANEIRO, Aug. 3. - Prefect
Passes today took Secretary and Mrs. Root
on an automobile trip to Tljuca, a moun
tain resort. Later, Mr. Root paid his fare
well visit to President Alves, after which
he went on board the United States cruiser
Charleston, where the secretary held a re
ception. Mr. Root's reception on the Charleston
waa well attended and the utmost cordiality
was dlsp'.Dved. President Alves boarded
the American cruiser at 4 p. m. and was
saluted by the Brazilian, Argentine and
German warships In the harbor. He went
ashore at 5.30.
In the name of the nation, I'residi nt
Alves presented Mrs. Root with a lurgs
and beautiful Brazilian diamond and the
minister of finance, Senor de Bulhoes, gave
her a golden casket Inset with a watch.
Sccretaiy Root waa made an honorary
memlH-r of the Institute of Brazilian law
yers. The Brazilian cruiser Barroso and the
Argentine cruiser Buenos Ayres will con
voy the Charleston to Montevideo.
Klatr and Kmperor to Meet.
LONDON. Aug. S. It was officially an
nounced today that King Edward and
Emperor WlllUm will meet at Kriedrichsk
rou castle, near Hamburg, Germany, Au
DAHLMAN PICKS HIS TEN MEN
Mayor Selerta Companions to tin to
Sew York to Meet Colonel
Mayor Dahlman Is busy picking out ten
Nebraakana to represent the lemocratlc
party from this state In the Bryan recep
tion at New York August 30, gaining the
task by reason of the fact that he is na
tional committeeman from Nebraska, do
far he has selected the following:, who de
sire to make the trip: Robert Oberfelder
of Sidney. W. R. Bennett. Frank Dunlop,
D. J. O'Brien. J. M. Gilchrist und T. R.
Porter. The last named Is a newspaper
LEW GOLDIE FATALLY SHOT
Assailant Rial Him tnts lloase and
Then Fires Thronath
Iw Ooldle, Twenty-seventh and Harrison
streets. South Omaha, wss fatally shot
through the window of his own house last
night just at dark. The bullet wss fired
from a 44-callber rifle In the hands of Frlls
Clements, a neighbor living across the
street. Apparently the shooting was the
result of a neighborhood fued. The quar
rel began enrly In the fining before Goldlo
arrived on the scene, but he later got mixed
up In It. A whole fufllade of shots of all
kinds, from a revolver to a double-barrelled
shotgun, roused the neighborhood,
and when quiet was reistored It was found
that Lew Goldie had been hit twice, one
shot In the leg and the other In the abdo
men, the last being the rifle shot and fatal.
He was taken to the South Omaha hospital
by the Brewer ambulsn-e and thpre at
tended by Dr. Slabaugh, Vtth little hope of
saving his life.
Early In the evening J. Bacchus, a ynung
married man living Just over the county
line, was warned by Ills mother, Mrs.
Bacchus, who was leaving his house to go
to another son. Roy. that the neighbor.
Fritx Clements, was poMurlng his cow on
the garden. Resenting this young Bacchus
went out and ordered the neighbor off his
premises. Clements dropped the rope which
he was holding, and called to his throe
strapping sons living with him and to
gether they gave yonng Bacchus a sound
heating. Later the old man went to the
house and brought out a shot-gun which
he pointed threateningly at Bacchus, ut
tering imprecations. Then as another son
came out from Clements' home he drew
a revolver saying what he would do with
Bacchus, being unarmed, made his way
to the police station to report tht affair.
In the meantime, however. Lew Goldie.
a neighbor, is said to have driven up on Lis
way home. Learning of the fight over the
cow from the elder Mis. Bacchus and the
wife of young Bacchus, he took sides with
them apparently; and probably said some
thing as he passed the Clements' place. As
he got out of the rig. It is stated by the
eye witnesses, the whole family, using two
shotguns, a rifle, and several revolvers,
opened fire on Goldie. wounding him In the
calf of the leg. Goldie rn Into the house,
pursued by the elder Clements with the rifle.
As Goldie seized his own revolver and
turned to defend himself, Clement la said
to have ran around the corner to a window
through which he flred with fatal effect.
None of the cartridges In Goldle's gun
The police, learning of the shooting, held
Bacchus when he arrived and went out
after the Clements family. All of the large
boys and the father had disappeared. It
was thought that the man started for
Paplllion and the authorities there were
warned. It was also reported that he was
seen driving toward Omaha, and the officers
there were put on the alert.
Later In the night the Clements boys
came home with the team. They said they
had driven their father to Paplllion, where
he surrendered to the sheriff.
Goldie Is a well digger by profession and
a man of family. He was accompanied by
a neighbor, who was not hurt In the shoot
ing, but Mrs. Pocchi.i.j.'ie elder, was hit
by a splinter which was knocked off .the
wall of the Goldie residence. This passed
through her shoulder, Inflicting a painful
flesh wound. ' Most of the - Clements are
packing house employes and are said to be
of a quarrelsome disposition. Nothing of
their side of the story waa heard, however,
for they disappeared. Only the mother and
some of the younger children were In the
house when the officers arrived.
TEST OF NEW PRIMARY LAW
Voters of Illinois Will Select Candi
date Inder Art of Special
CHICAGO, Aug. S The first test of the
new Illinois primary law, passed at a spe
cial session of the legislature this yesr,
enabling voters to name party nominees,
will be given tomorrow after one of the
liveliest primary campaigns ever waged In
this state. Every voter In three parties
republican, democrat and socialist will
be called upon to vote directly for candi
dates for office snd delegates to the con
Prohibitionists will not participate in to
morrow's election, the voters of that party
having made their state and county nom
inations under the old law prior to July
1. when tho new law went into effect. Can
didates to be voted upon are representa
tives In congress, members of the legisla
ture, state treasurer and superintendent of
public Instruction. Delegates will be elected
to the legislative, county, sanitary district
and municipal conventions. The vote to
morrow will also establish party sentiment
on United Btates senator. The democratic
party has no candidate for United States
JUDGE KINKAID SUSTAINED
Toledo Ice Men Lose Case, bat Law's
Delay Keeps Them from
TOLEDO. Aug. 3. Judge Babcock. In
common pleas court today handed down
his decision In the Ire cases, sustaining
Judge Klnkuld In every particular and ex
onerating him of the charge of having made
any promise or suggestion of leniency as
claimed by the attorneys for the Ice trust.
Were K not for the fact that the ice
men's attorneys succeeded In getting Into
circuit court on error the defendants would
at onee have to go to the workhouse.
Technically their cases are yet pending In
the upper court, although Judge Babcock's
decision removes the case entirely from the
circuit couit. The court, however, Is ad
journed until the middle of September and
sentences are suspended until the court
meets and decides it has nothing further
to do with the cases. Should the attorneys
for the ice men appeal from Judge Bub
rock to the circuit court, which they are
likely to do, that court will either send the
cases back for rehearing In common pleaa
court or by declaring there Is no error cut
off the last hope of the Ice men to escape
LABOR LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Sew York Women and Children May
Work Over Ten Honra
NEW YORK. Aug. 3 The state law of
New York restricting labor by women and
children to ten hours a day and sixty hours
a week In a factory was declared today by
Jubilee Otmstead, In a decitilon handed
down In the court of special sessions, to
be "an unwarranted Invasion of constitu
tional rights." The ruling was concurred
in by Justices McKear. and Deuel.
Judge Olmstead dtclaitd tti law Glass
HILL WARS ON MILWAUKEE
Great Northern Hamate ii Behind the New
Dakota Midland Boad.
MORGAN INTERESTS ALLIED WITH HILL
talon and Sonthern Farlde
latereats l ine t p Against
MINNEAPOLIS. Aug. 3,-The Journal to.
day says: The three-cornered sir among
the Harrtman, Hill and Milwaukee railway
Interests In the northwest is reaching an
acute stage. It developed yesterday that
James J. Hill Is behind the Dakota Mid
land railway, which is about to Invade the
Milwaukee territory between Sioux City,
la,, and Pierre, 8. D. The new road Is
to run through part of the great corn belt
of Iowa In competition with the Mil
waukee. Having failed to get control of
the Milwaukee in 1901, Mr. Hill has now
started to parallel the system wherever
possible In retaliation for the Milwau
kee's construction of an extension to the
Pacific coast. J. P. Morgan and his In
terests are allied with Mr. Hill and the
Harrlman Interests are believed to be In
close alliance with the Milwaukee.
LITHOGRAPHERS STRIKE GROWS
Twenty-Six Houses In Phlladlephla
Tied P hr Men Qalttlng
PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 8-Pursuant to
Instructions from headquarters at New
York, the lithographers In this city who
are members of the Lithographers' Inter
national Protective and Benefit association,
today went on strike to enforce their de
mands for an eight-hour working day.
Twenty-six establishments are affected
by the strike, which involves several hun
DES MOINES. Aug. S.-Flfty litho
graphers went on a strike today In ac
cordance with the order of the National
Lithographers' association. The eight
hour day has already been, granted In Des
Moines and the local strike is centered on
the question of closed or open shop.
BALTIMORE, Aug. t. Practically all of
the lithographers In this city, In number
about 150, are now out on a strike for an
eight-hour day with nine hours' pay.
Omaha Men Go Ont.
Four lithographers employed by the Rees
Printing company quit work last night, and
will not resume their labors until the out
come of the strike for the forty-eight hour
week Is settled. The men left off work In
response to a telegram from headquarters
In the east The men at the Klopp A
Bartlett plant have not yet had word from
the east, but are expecting an order to
day. As soon as ths official word Is re
ceived they will Join the others In the
strike for the eight-hour day.
The officials of the printers' union ssy
this strike Is entirely Independent of the
printers strike, which has been on since
January 1 of the present year.
MILLER AND SHANKS OUT
President Asmln Telia Pnblle Printer
that He Will IVot Interfere with
WASHINGTON, Aug. I. W. A. Miller,
assistant foreman of the bindery of the
government printing office, who was sus
pended by the president on July 21 for
Insubordination and Insolence, was dis
missed from the government service yes
terday. Miller's former suspension In 1903
was the cause of President Roosevelt's
order directing the government printing
office and all offices where workmen are
employed by the government to be open
The public printer also dismissed Mtlo
Shanks, foreman of the second typesetting
division. Shanks furnished the president
another opportunity to express himself
again regarding the conduct of the gov
ernment printery. Shanks had complained
to the president that he had not received
fair treatment and Secretary Loeb wrote
Mr. Stllllngs that Inasmuch as he is
charged with the administrative details
of the office, the president would not In
terfere with him In his efforts to put the
government printing office on an economic
and efficient basis and In securing proper
discipline among the employes.
"What the president expects," says Sec
retary Loeb, "Is results snd he will hold
you responsible therefor. In the gaining
of the results you will not be Interfered
BIG DEFICIT IN TREASURY
Ohio Conntr, More Than Eight -Han-dred
Thousand Behind, Gets
AKRON, O., Aug. a. Examiners Paul
son and Raley filed their report of the
examination of the Summit county treasury
with Probate Judge Pardee today. It
shows that there Is a deficit In the treas
ury of $172,454.
The examiner says this deficit was $892,
154 at the time the examination waa be
gun, but that since then a large amount
of borrowed money has been returned.
The report says that a large part of the
loans are unsecured and that a consider
able part of the securities representing
loans of the public funds are renewaJs
of obligations taken by former treasureis
and carried by the present treasurer, Fred
Treasurer Smith declares that the vault
In the court house Is unsafe to keep pub
lic funds In and that the cost of his bonds.
$9Uf.0Ot In all. Is so high and his salary
so low that he had to loan money to keep
TOM J0HNS0NN0T GUILTY
Cleveland Judge Deeldra that Mayor
Is Sot In Contempt of
CLEVELAND. Aug. 8-Judge Kennedy
of the common pleas court today decided
that Mayor Johnson was not guilty of
contempt of court as charged, In connec
tion with the tearing up of the tracks of
the Cleveland Electric company last week
In Fulton street. The court held that W.
J. Springborn, director of public service,
had violated the temporary Injunction Is
sued by Judge Ford in the case. Spring
born was fined $1X and coats.
An application for a new trial was at
once filed by the attorneys for Springborn.
Treasury M utrmeat.
WASHINGTON. Aug. S.-Today's state,
ment of ti.asury balance in Hie general
fund, exclusive of the lS0.ri.ftt gold re
serve, shows: Availsble rn-th balance. f7'.
17 173: sold coin and bullKin x1u491Ikx-
aguld cerilncaiea, K1..4J.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Shower and Cooler Satarday, Fair
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdan
Hoar. Heat Hoar. Hen.
Ba m M1 1 p. ni K1
a. m HO S p. m "3
7 a. m TO It p. m "t
a. m TM 4 p. m "1
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10 a. m ? p. m
11 a. m HI ' T p. m Kt
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AFFIDAVITS ON CAR BURNING
Inlted States Attorney l.nne Com
pletes His Investigation at
GREELEY CENTER. Neb.. Aug. S Spe
cial Telegram.) The federal authorities'
spent the day In looking up evidence rela
tive to the burning of the cars at Belfast,
returning at 7:30 tonight. Papers were ob
tained from Henry Lund. George Vanns
dall, Ell Cargtll and Charles le. Affi
davits were made by O. T. Lund, his wife
and daufihter. Fred Iberg and his two
Bisters, who were present at the burning
of the cars. Some of the new things de
veloped In this Investigation was tho state
ment of Mrs. Lund, who saw the big man
take the long Iron poker and pull a grip
out of the burning papers, tear It open and
stir up the papers In It so they would all
bum up, and that two palls were lying
near the cars that had been used to throw
oil on the cars and their contents and the
further statement of O. T. Lund that when
he asked the big man what they had In
the cars he replied papers to mix with the
cement to build the Erlrson dam. He also
saw the palls on the ground and the oil
barrels In the cars.
The Iberg sisters stated that the two
strangers were spparently guarding tiie
burning papers to see that none escaped, as
they continually walked around the cars
and kept the people back, but the lltllo
man with the umbrella was not so cross
looking as the big one. They saw boxes
and plies, of papers burning up In the cars.
All of the parties Interviewed said that
the railroad men seemed to want the cais
to burn and were not trying to save any
of their contents, but trying to burn it
A photograph was, taken of the siding
where the cars stood, the remains having
been moved late yesterday by Roadmaster
Taylor. Section Foreman Campbell was
replacing the rails and ties. He refused
to talk about the burning and objected to
J. F. Donlvan told how he met Reed,
the section hand, going to Greeley on foot
and that Reed told him he run off because
Campbell and the new roadmaster wanted
him to pour oil on the cars and contents
and burn them. These statements were nil
sworn to and signed by the parties.
Deputy United .States Attorney Lane has
expressed no opinion as to the contents
of the papers recovered and will leavo to
morrow morning with his party for Omaha,
stating that his Investigation had been
thorough and that he had In his posses
sion every scrap of paper and all evidence
to be obtained In the vicinity.
UNCLE SAW AFTER COMBINE
Government Takes Steps to Break l'p
Pool Between Bidders on Sup
plies la Canal Bone.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8. Provision
"trusts" Snd combinations In the Isthmian
canal sons succeeded In Increasing the price
of meats, vegetables and fruits more than
100 per cent and forced the Isthmian Canul
commission to pass a resolution at a re
cent meeting enabling its agents to buy
supplies In the open market and without
advertising for bids.
Members of the commission say they dis
covered that all the dealers In provisions
who had sufficient capital to furnish the
bond required of bidders on supplies had
pooled their Interests and cornered the con
tracts for all vegetables, meats and fruits
required for the commission hotels snd
messes. The combination was In a position
to demand prohibitive prices snd the com
mission was forced to change Its methods
and enable small dealers and producers to
compete for the business.
As a safeguard the commission's resolu
tion provides that not more than $500 worth
of supplies Is to be bought dally In the
open market without asking for bids. This
limits the purchases In open market to
TWO CANDIDATES IN - ZI0N
Wilbur Glen Vollva and Alfred E.
Bills Desire to Be
CHICAGO. Aug. S. Two candidates filed
their certificates of nomination for the
office of general overseer of the Christian
Apostolic Catholic church In Zlon City, In
the United 6tatea circuit court today. The
candidates are Wilbur Glen Vollva, who
took charge of the church and Zlon City
after John Alexander Dnwle had been sus
pended, and Alfred E. Bills, a former ad
herent of Dowle, who claims to be opposed
to Vollva. Dowle, through his attorneys,
disclaims any connection with Bills.
Bills Is said to be a large property owner
In Zlon City and has lived In that city for
Dowle, through his attorneys, today for
the second time announced that he would
not be a candidate.
CONTRACTOR COMMITS SUICIDE
William Weber of Texas Kads Life
by Taklnar Opium In Wuah
loston. HUNTINGTON, W. Va., Aug. i.-Wllllam
Weber, a prominent government contractor,
who took opium with suicidal intent yes
terday, died at a local ho.spltal here today.
Weber's wife committed suicide by drown
ing herself in the Sabine river at Beaumont,
Tex., two months ago, and grief over her
death Is supposed to have caused his sui
cide. Weber's home was at Beaumont, Tex.
Ha had the contracts for the United States
building being erected here, the one at
McKeesport. Pa., and had only recently
been awarded the contract for the i.ew gov
ernment building at Ixs Angeles, Cal.
COTTON CROP ABOVE AVERAGE
Uovrrnmeat Board Flatla Staple Five
Points Better Thaa for the
WASHINGTON, Aug. I. The cmp report
ing board of the bureau of statistics of
the lKparlment of Agriculture In a bul
letin Issued at noon today finds from the
reports of the correspondents and agents
of the bureau that the average condition
of cotton on July 25 was 82 , as compared
with (3 1 on June 25. 1S0$- 74. on July 31,
Iwb; 1 at the corresponding Cate la lo4.
and a ten-year average of ii A.
WILL STRIKE TODAY
General Suspension of Work Proclaimed at
TWENTY THOUSAND MEN ALREADY OUT
Disaffection in the irmy 15 sported to B
BUREAUCRATS CONTROL THE CZAR
Reactionary Forces Thwart Flan of Etolypia
to Introduce Se forms.
EMPEROR SURRENDERS TO OLD ADVISERS
Drntnhend Conrta-Mnrtlnl Are Called
and Farther Executions of Revo
lutlonlsts Are Believed to
Be In Progress.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. S.-A genera,
strike has formally been ordered to begin
In St. Petersburg tomorrow at noon, and
as a preliminary the men employed In a
dozen establishments went out at nooa
6 p. m. A collision between workmen
and troops, during which shots were ex
changed, Is reported to have occurred In
the Narva suburb. Other disorders are
said to have taken place In the Vlborg sec
tion of this city.
An Investigation made by the Associated
Press, however, showed that the rumors of
fighting In the Narva quarter were un
founded. The whole region where the rutlloff
works are situated Is occupied by troops,
especially Cossacks and dragoons. Part of
the employes of the Putlloff works are on
strike and the workmen of the American
Westtnghouse factory walked out during
By 6 o'clock In the evening the number
of strikers was estimated at 20,000.
The current reports that the employes of
the Warsaw railroad had struck are pre
mature. Trains were departing over that
road at 6 o'clock this evening.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. .-It Is circum
stantially asserted that there Is overt dis
satisfaction among the Moscow regiment
of the guards quartered In St. Petersburg.
The demands formulated by the men are
both economic and political. Cossacks have
been sent to the barracks of this regiment.
WARSAW. Aug. 8.-A portion of the
troops In the summer Rembretoff, near
here, mutinied yesterday and are In open
revolt today. The artillerymen have driven
their officers out of their quarters. A de
tachment of Cossacks sent to overpower
the mutineers were received with grape
shot. Details are lacking, as extraordinary
precautions are being taken to prevent ths
facts becoming public. .
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. I.-:W p. HI.
Premier Btolypln has gone to Poterhof with
the Intertlon. It Is believed, of tenderln
his resignation. ,
RIGA. Russia. Aug. 8. A secret revolu
tionary meeting, which wss sttended by
600 persons, was surrounded last night by
dragoons, who captured every man present.
BT. PETERSBURG, Aug. 8. All the sta
tions of the Finnish railway between Bt.
Petersburg and Vlborg, as well as the en
tire length of the const which the line
skirts, have been occupied by troops.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug 8. The report
last night that Emperor Nicholas had flatly
refused to accept the condition to which
Premier Btolypln agreed In his negotiations
with Count Heyden, Alexander Guckoff.
Prince Nicholas Lvoff, Paul Vinogrsdoff
and Senator Knnl for the reorganisation of
the cabinet, and which the premier recom
mended the empefor to accept, turns out
to be true. Official confirmation came this
morning In a one-line announcement as fol
lows: The reports that the nonbureaucratlo
elements will enter the cabinet are untrue.
Count Heyden and his conferees have now
washed their hands of the government.
The count himself has already left St.
Petersburg for his home In the country,
and M. Stolypln's glittering promises of
strong-handed reform are thus suddenly
dashed to the earth. At his first encounter
with the influences at court he has been
worsted and the predlcltlon of the liberals
that dissolution of Parliament would In
evitably lead to a dictatorship appear on
the point of realization. There Is no doubt
that the panic created at court by the
mutiny at Crnnstadt, within earshot of tha
emperor, made the victory of the camarilla
easy. It Is difficult to understand how M.
Btolypln can now remain In office without
stultifying himself In the eyes of the nation
and the world.
Guard Regiments Return.
The guard regiments which were sent
hark to their camp at Krosnoye-Selo at
the end of last week, when the government
was pluming Itself with the belief that
the country had accepted the emperor's
flat, are again returning to the capital.
They have been marching all night. The
patrols In the streets have again been
rMnfirced, all the public buildings are
heavily occupied by troops and the number
of domiciliary visits snd arrests have been
redoubled. The authorities act as If they
were dsxed and nor knowing what to ex.
pert next. The searrhllghts of a cruiser
stationed In the lower reaches of the Neva
and similar lights on the roof of the Baltlo
works were played last night on tha river
as If St. Petersburg were besieged by a
The Rerh has been confiscated and even
such a high-toned paper as the Ravi tat Vale
(quality) and Prof. Kovalevaky's Ekatrsna
have been suppressed. Only the Novoe
Vremya and the Svet of the unofficial
papers seem to be Immune from selsure,
Ijist night's Incendiary fires did not
spread, giving relief to those who feared
the whole city might be set on Are.
The reports from Cronstadt today say
that all the sailors have not yet surren
dered. Trials hy drumhead court-martial were
resumed at 10 o'clock this morning snd It
is believed that further executions ars In
Officers Show Coaraae.
The officers at Cronstadt showed splen
did cr,uroge and all those killed fell fight
ing. Colonel Alexandroff received tbe
mutineers with a revolver and Captain
Tvroschlnsky of the submarine miners
after a desperate struggle was bsyonetUA
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