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The- Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXY1-XO. 79.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 18, 1W6-TEN TAOES.
SINGLE COrY THREE CENTS.
PEAYEY CASE UP AGAIN
Ileariees of Charges Against Eletatot
Company i3 Feopsned.
STICKNLY OBJECTS TO fURtHER DELAY
Interstate Commerce Commission Cer-
rniu Motion for foitpsnement.
F. T. HEffELFlNGER IS FIRST WITNESS
lartnerla Peavey Company Eays Union
Faci fio Cwii So fetook in It
CONTRACT WITH RAILROAD COMPANY
Peavey Firm Handles TUIOIOO Bushels
of Grata From tnlou Paclae Polats
Far Which tt 1 Pal 11-4
Ceata a Bushel.
CHICAGO. Sept. li. Mtmbwi of th In
terstate Commerce commission reopened
the old Peavey elevator case after listening
to a long dispute between the various law
yers representing the parties to the suit
relative to a supposed agreement for a
The dispute ended abruptly after P-esl-tltut
A. B. SUokney ot the Chicago st
Western railway declared that t ,
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delay In the hearing. President Stick.
Is one of the petitioners for the reopenlh.
of the case, which Involves the Union Pa
villa Railroad company, th Peavey Ele
vator company and the Trensmlssissippl j
Elevator company. On of the chief alle
gation In the case Is that the railroad
company granted rebate to the Peavey
Klevator company and gave It a monopoly
of the grain business along the railroad.
Besides the Chicago Great Western rail
road the petitioners at the Chicago, Bur
lington & Quincy and the Atchison, To
peka Bant. Fe railroads. . The rebating
Is said t nave been done at Omaha and
The first hearing of the cas was held In
St. Louis In July, 1806. and tt waa then
closed. The three railroads filed their 'pe
titions' for rehearing, declaring that new
evidence had been discovered.
When the bill of complaint had been
read by Attorney Severance for the Chi
cago Great Western road. Attorney Bald
win, acting for the Union Pad He. de
clared that the only thing new in th
complaint Is the charge that the Peavey
Klevator company bad been given a few
hipping facilities by the railroad, and
this assertion, Mr. Baldwin declared, ha
waa ready to disprove.
Heffelflas-er Telia of Contract.
. F. T. Heffelflrger. a partner in F. H.
Peavey J Company, waa the first witness.
Ha denied th Union Paclflo owns any
stock In th Peavey 'company.
Mr. Heffelflnger during the afternoon ses
sion testified that the Peavey Elevator
company at Omaha during the year had
received 1(00,000 bushels of grain. Of this
amount, he declared that 7,600,000 bushels
cam from th Union Pacific railroad and
th remainder from Iowa points. . He said
Utcoasnpanji. received, abottt JO per cent of
th shipments of'ths Union Paclflo system.
On the Union Paclflo grain hi company,
be said, received JS40 a bushsl for hand
ling, but whan asked th amount received
for taking car of th remaining 1,000,000
bushels, admitted a profit, but declined to
tats how much It waa.
When asked If he did not think that
th tti-oant contract did not mak tt easier
for hi company in th way of competition.
th witness replied
'Wot a bit. W could continue buying
country grain without the Council Bluffs
elevator just the same as ever and all this
fuss and public opinion against us would
be gone. - That house Is now for sale.
Edward P. Peck, manager of the Omaha
Elevator company at Council Bluffs waa
then called to th stand, but shortly after
ward the hearing was adjourned until to
Commissioner Knapp announced that one
or two of th commissioner will go to
Omaha to hear th cool and oil cas on
Wednesday, while th other will remain in
Cases ta New York.
NOW YORK, Sept. 17. Counsel repre
senting th New York Central tt Hudson
River Railroad company, F. S. Pomeroy,
general trafflo manager, and Nathan Guild
ford, vie president of ths company, ap
peared In th United States circuit court
today and pleaded not guilty to an Indict
ment charging them with rebating in con
neotion with th trafflo of the American
Sugar Refinery company' product, The
trial waa set for October 10.
SHAW SPEAKS IN HANNIBAL
Secretary ot Treasury Formally
Osesi Republican Campaign
HANNIBAL, Mo., Sept. 17. Leslie M.
8haw, secretary of the treasury. In an ad
dress her today formally opened th re
publican campaign in this state.
Secretary Shaw dwelt at length upon th
tariff question and outlined tha stand
taken by th republican party, H said
il am glad of an opportunity to visit Mis
sourl. Last year Missouri wss In ths re
suhlloan column, where it must star. 1
am not hsre to elect men to office, but to
lay down principles for consideration of
the people. We .are trying a great case
oerore a jury, ana mat jury is th Ameri
can people, wnoae veroict we all respect.
People should lay aside prejudices and for
get hereditary party Instincts and endeavor
to serv rig i) t ana justice witn their bal
lots: study the great principles of auvern-
Innr.t and become well versed therein. This
govarniiient Is necessarily a government by
political parties. Policies either correct, or
Incorrect, sr presented to the people. These
policies, not tne inaiviauais eiecteu to omoe,
run tills aivernment. Correct Dollcles will
succeed by the verdict of the people, end
incorrect policies win surety iu.
QUIET HOLIDAY AT MONTEREY
Desalt Rumors . Against Foreigners
Ther Is Be Troablo at Ka
, WASHINGTON, Sept. 17. Consul General
Hanna telegraph the Stat department
from Monterey. Meg., stating that th
.elebratto ot th Mexican holiday was st
tsnded by thousands of Mexicans, Amer
ican and foreigner. It was, as usual,
rery orderly la Monterey, and In spit of
reports previously published In many
paper In th Unltd State, that Monterey
as the seat of revolution and that for
eigner war today to Is driven from the
country, th patriotism and good will of the
psnpie wr proven by their cardial manner
toward foreigners. Th speech of General
Reyes was enthusiastically received by
thousands and nothing marred th patriotic
massaa f th day.
GENERAL SNIFFEN IN OMAHA
Sew Paymaster l.eneral Citven a Great I
Ovation When He Enter
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 17. (Special Tele
gram.) General O. C. 8nlfrcn, now paymas
ter general of the army, was Inducted Into
office toils?: As a result of General Bnlf
fen's promotion there will be undoubtedly
a number of chunges In the station of
paymasters throughout the country.
Colonel Albert 8. Tower, the ranking as
sistant paymaster general, and who with
drew In favor of Colonel Snlffen. will In
all probability retain his present place
In Chicago, which Is entirely to his liking.
Colonel Whipple, now stationed In Wash
ington, will probably be retained here.
Colonel Muhlenberg at Omaha may be as
signed to New York, although It Is known
he prefers San Francisco. It Is doubted
If any paymaster general In twenty years
had such a reception as General Snlffen
received today, officials and clerks vising
with one another In welcoming Grant's as
sistant secretary to the head of the pay
Speaker Cannon starts on his western
tour September 24. He Is booked for
speeches In Nebraska and Iowa, his first
date being In Omaha.
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska
Hubbard, route 2, Pearl Ferslnger,
carrier; Joseph Ludon. substitute. Iowa
Beacon, route 8. Dave H. Davis, carrier;
Edward pnrterfield, substitute; Davenport,
route , William Speth, carrier; Richard
Fred Brandels of Omaha has been ap-
ted a carpenter at Fort Crook.
'- Northey has been appointed post-
j M Teaconsfield, Ringgold county.
STRui ''0TS IN 4 FRANCE
Furniture . Factory and City Prison
Piled In Street and Bnrned
GRENOBLE, France, Sept. 17.-Vlolent
strike riots occurred here today. A mob
tore down the doors of a big factory,
carried out the furniture of the establish
ment, plied it In the street and set It on
re. Then the mob proceeded to the police
station, believing that two of their com
rades were In prison there, and sacked it.
making a bonfire of the furniture and
papers. The troops were able to disperse
the mob only by the free use of their rifle
butts. Reinforcements of dragoons and
culssalers are expected here tonight.
LOCOMOTIVE J-IREMEN MEET
Proposition ta Ckssge Nam of the
Brotherhood la Under DIs- ,
MILWAUKEE, Wis.. Sept. 1?.-The
Brotherhood of Looomotlve Firemen, in
session her, spent, the entire day In dis
cussing th changing of Jhs namea of the
order. Before adjournment tonight It waa
practically decided to change the name
to the Brotherhod of Locomotive Firemen
and Bnginemen. The reasons leading up
to this change are that fully X per cent
of th members of ' th order are en
gineers, '. Jiavlng been advanced : from
tha ttro they -first .entered ' th order a
firemen to that of engineers.' -
NEW JOB FOR HORACE G. BURT
Former President of Union Facile
WTh Rebuild the Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Sept. 17.-The Star says:
Plan ar being completed for the practical
rebuilding of th Kansas City Southern
railroad. A corps of engineers Is now In
the field making surveys for lowering
grades and reducing curves. A new survey
Is also being made for an extension of
the line to New Orleans.
Horace G. Burt, former president of the
Union Pacific, now chairman of th execu
tive board of the Kansas City Southern,
I in personal charge of th surveys. He
has established bis headquarters at Mena,
VANDALIA STRIKE SETTLED
Demands of Coal Miners Granted and
8,000 Men Retara to
TERRS) HAUTE, Ind., Sept. 17.-AS the
result of overture made today by th of
ficials of the Vandalla Coal company to
th district officials of the miner ot In
diana, th strike at the mine of the coal
company which Involved 1,000 men has been
declared off and the miners will return to
work tomorrow. Th coal company grants
all th demands of th miner.
Why AndersenShould Be - Beat
(From The Bee of Saturday Evening.)
It Is notorious that In the recent senatorial campaign tho railroad
program waa to prevent any nomination of United States senator in.
state convention and thereby throw the choice of senator back to the
legislature, where a corporation man might be elected by the uaoal Jug
glery and bribery of legislators. With this object In view the railroad
pluggers set out to pack the republican state convention with unln
structed delegations, who were to have been manipulated to rote
against convention nomination.
One step In this railroad program contemplated splitting the
Douglas delegation In order to play one part of It against the other and
prevent the preferred Omaha candidate from having the benefit of the
solid vote of his home county. This division of the Douglas delegation
was to be accomplished by Inflicting uvon the voters the outrageous
"rotation" ballot, designed to disfranchise a large part of the rank and
file ot the party and produce a confusion that would prevent the ef
fective expression of -the popular will. v
The mandamus suit by which the "rotation" ballot was saddled
on the people of Douglas county was Instituted in the name of Charles
J. Andersen, who was a willing tool of the railroad schemers and cor
poration hirelings. In the light of this example of abject subserviency
to the railroad bosses, the candidacy of Charles J. -Andersen for re
nomination to the legislature Is an Insult to the people of this county.
The coming legislature will paaa on railroad legislation most vi
tally affecting the commercial Interest of Omaha and will be called
upon to take action to force the railroads to pay their taxes. Our
people may unwittingly send some railroad tool's to the legislature, but '
they should not send a man who so plainly and openly acknowledges
his railroad masters.
It U the duty of every loyal republican to put the brand of re
pudiation upon Charles J. Andersen. '
BRYAN IN TAR HEEL STATE
Nobraifcan Tako It. Shaw's AaherUU
Speech a Text for Hit Remarks.
LARGE CROWD GRttTS HIM AT RALEIGH
President Mrlvor of State Normal
School Dies ot Apoplexy oa
Trala aad Mht Meeting;
Ar Carta lie.
GREENSBORO, N. C. Sept. 17. WUllsm
J. Bryan tonight ta an address In this city
closed the first dsy of his speechmaktng
tour of the' Carolines. His principal
speech wss at Raleigh, where he discussed
railroad rates,' trusts and other questions
and answered soma ot the arguments ad
vanced In recent utterances of Secretary
of the Treasury Shaw. His trip todsy
was dimmed by the death of one of the
party on the train .Prealdent Mclvor of
the State Normal and Industrial school,
and his speech her waa confined largely
to an Eulogy of that educator. He spoke
briefly at Durham and Burlington. To
morrow he 1 scheduled to make addresses
at Wlnaton-Salem. Kensvllle, High Point,
Lexington, Salisbury, Concord and Char
Large Crowd at Rolelah.
RALEIGH. N. C, Sept. 17. William J.
Bryan arrived here today and made the
first of eleven speeches scheduled for this
state. A large crowd heard htm.
At th outset of his speech Mr. Bryan
said that North Carolina had a peculiar
claim upon his affections, as It was one of
the first states of the union to declare
through its delegates that It wanted him
for the democratic nomination of 1908. It
was not difficult,, he ssld, to locate the
original Bryan man. In this connection
he promised that In any future campaign
the people of .this state could always call
Mr. Bryan said he was doubtful In com
ing south If he was using his time to tha
better advantage and added that his coming
wss made still less necessary from the
fact that Secretary Shaw had been , hero
before. Taking up Secretary Shaw's
Ashevllle speech. Mr. Bryan said he felt
grateful to him for the service he had
rendered the democratic party, but he had
not paid North Carolina a high compliment.
Secretary Shaw, he declared, had tried to
pnlm off In this state some second-hand
clothing he could not get rid ot In Iowa.
He had brought a speech which had been
rejected In his own state. He declared
that Secretary Shaw Is th high priest of
"the stand-patters;" that he goes beyond
every other republican In thinking that the
republican party had done everything;
"Secretary Shaw," he said, "has not a
word In favor of any modification of the
tariff schedule, while in other states. New
England states and Iowa, conspicuous re
publican are demanding It and oven Mc
Klnley had reached a polnf where he saw
something must be don to extend' our
Mr. Bryan Said:
"You can't take Mr. Shaw' argument as
true without believing that these pro
tected manufacturers got money out of th
American people and then got In 'again eat
of ths foreigner afterward."
On the question of democratic planks
advocate by-republicans, Mr. Bryan ssld
that whenever a republican speaka Of any
thing with praise and rejoicing he Is
speaking of something done In accordance
with the democratic doctrine. When he
apologise he Is talking about some purely
republican doctrine-. Everything the re
publican say on th tariff, he added, is
In th way of apology.
As to President Roosevelt as a warrior,
Mr. Bryan said that two year ago. Gov
ernor Black In nominating ' the president.
delivered a eulogy on war, saying the coun
try needed a man of blood and Iron. "At
the St. Louis convention," said Mr. Bryan,
"I quoted this and said It was a challenge
to christian civilization. Now Isn't it
strange that within two years the man
who was then called the God of war has
won his greatest victory and laid the
foundation for his greatest g-lory as
maker of peace between Russia and
Coming to the question of trusts, Mr.
Bryan aald that "You don't enjoin horse
thieves, but put them In the penitentiary.
But trust -magnate must b just asked
to desist before the uproar becomes too
near. They found that did not go and-they
snJd we will actually fine you $6,000 when
you can mak $100,000 during th trial. We
say treat rich and poor alike. Talk about
anarchists, the republican party has mad
more anarchists in this country by dis
criminating in th punishment of the rich
(Continued on Second Page.)
THE HARMONY LIST.
For gtate senator:
L. C. Gibson.
Charles L. Saunders.
Br F. Thomas.
B. C. Barnes.
F. C. Best.
Henry T. Clarke; Jr.
N. P. Dodge. Jr.
J. T. Doughertr.
Oliver 8. Erwin.
A. R. Harvey.
F. S. Tucker.
Tak this list into th booth with
you and vote for all thro senator,
but for oaly mine of th names for
LABOR FEDERATION MEETING
Reenter Quarterly Session of Execs,
tiro Cooarll . Begins la
WASHINGTON. V. C. Sept. 17.-The
regular quarterly meeting of the executive
council of th American Federation of
Labor began today. The following mem
bers were present:
President Compere, Vice presidents uun-
can, O'Connell, Morrison, Hayes, Keefe and
Valentine. Treasurer i,ennon ana necre
tary Morrison. VI president Mitchell
will reach here tomorrow.
The financial report for the eleven
months of the federation's fiscal year
showed th receipts to be $191,890, the bal
ance cn hand October 1, 190S. $114.2(, mak
ing a total of $307.. The expenditures for
the eleven months were $306,732, leaving a
balance on hand September 1 of $100,423.
By assessment $61,738 has been raised and
paid over to the International Typograph
ical union to assist In its eight-hour fight
Secretary Morrison's report showed that
In 1908 charters were Issued to six Interna
tional unions, four state branches, forty
nine central bodies and 229 federal labor
unions and local trade unions, an Increase
ot twenty chartered bodies over 1906. It
waa announced that tho labor representa
tion committee will report later as to the
federation's campaign program. Besides
the amounts ' contributed by unions In
other wsys it was reported that the
twenty-five International unions contrib
uted $146,226 direct to the . relief of the Ban
Francisco sufferer. President Gompers
reported on the question of a universal
label for all the international organisa
tions or for the seal of the American
Federation of Labor as a universal de
sign and parts of the various union labels
Is med by the affiliated organisations.
A number of organizations were reported
favorably disposed and a large number
opposed to the surrender of their right to
Issue ' their own label , without any one
design. Th report will be submitted to
the federation convention at Minneapolis
In November. 1
The complaint made by the working peo
ple of Porto Rico against the alleged
treatment accorded them was laid before
the executive council, and the reply to
the report submitted by Governor Win
throp to President Roosevelt was ordered
to bo transmitted to the president. -. -
GERMANS - MAKE .A .. SHOWING
Dclea-atloa of Masiwfaotarers Call
Upon Proaldoat to Talk of
OYSTER BAY, N. Y., Sept. IT. President
Roosevelt today- received a delegation of
manufacturers from Germany, who sought
relief from what they considered restrle-
tlvs legislation in American custom houses
against Imports from Germany.
President Roosevelt referred them to the
Treasury and State departments and Indl
cated he would receive a report regarding
the complaints from officials of these de
partments. The delegation left immediately
After the interview with the president
C. Leo Zoffen, who headed the delegation
said a tariff war by Germany against the
United Btates was svolded last year be
cause it had been represented that Ameri
can customs regulations would be so
amended in favor of German imports ss
to do away with the vexatldns complained
of. Up to this time, he said, no step had
seemingly been taken. He Bald the agrarian
members in the Reichstag favored a tariff
war against America, and that the failure
to amend the obnoxious custom regula
tions would serve as an excellent excuse
for the beginning of this war next' July,
HEARING ON PURE FOOD LAW
Dr. Wley aad Other Government
Officials Meet Men Interested
at Xw York.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17. A committee, con
sisting of Dr. W. H. Wiley of the Depart,
ment of Agriculture, S. N. D. North, dl
rector of th census, and James I. Gerry
of the Treasury department, which was
appointed by act of congress, today began
a governmental hearing on the scope of
the new pur food law.
Nearly 100 members or representatives of
leading firms in various cities were present
Slid the object will be to hear from them
the good and bad features of the new law.
Th question being debated under the
first of the twelve groups of arguments in
elude one regarding "How will th law af
fect dealer, who on January 1 next have
on hand goods which do not comply with
The commission will sit twice dally.
Dr. Wiley in his address opening the
hearing, said the commission desires to
frsme rules to enforce the act so as to
make th ieaat possible disturbance to
business conditions and glva the least an
noyance to manufacturer, jobber and pub
NEW HAMPSHIRE CAMPAIGN
Repakllcaa Convention Will Bo Held
Tnesday with Renal t Still
CONCORD, N. H., Sept. 17.-Th day be
fore the republican state convention found
members of ths party in a state of anxious
uncertainty a to th outcome of th five
cornered contest for th gubernatorial
nomination which for months has Involved
th stat In on of th most Intense cam
paign la it history.
Not on of th five avowed candidate
for nomination a head of th ticket a
tomorrow's convention today would mak
any claim of having a majority of the del
gates. Winston Churchill, th novelist,
one of ths five candidates for th nomina
Wife Marderer, Arrested.
CANTON. O.. Sept. 17. James Cornelius,
a well known contractor. Is In Jail charged
with the murder of his wife, lie admits
striking tho woman with a window weight
in a auanaL.
HUNDREDS IN GREAT DANGER
Storm Swtepi Horth Carolina Beach and
Cuts Resort Off from Mainlani
MANY ESCAPE ON TROLLEY CARS
Trestls Washed Away Soon After
Last Cnr Crosses aad SOO Re
maining Aro Taken OaT
la Sort Boats.
WILMINGTON, N. C, Sept. 17.-For six
or eight hours upward of 200 men, women
and children were cut off from the main
land In imminent peril, while the cottage.
hotel and railroad property was damaged
to the extent of $10,0u0 by a fierce northeast
storm which swept Wrlghtsvtll Beach,
nine miles east of Wilmington today. Th
storm reach ths senlth of Its fury between
and 7 o'clock this morning. Hundreds of
ffcottager received thlr first Intimation of
danger upon awakening this morning to find
breakers sweeping clear across the beach to
the Sound and rolling high up on th main
land, two miles beyond. Flv trolley cars
brought a number of early risers across
the sound on the trestle, by which it Is
reached, while the waves swept the trestle.
Those left at the beach were afraid to cross
the trestle, which gave way Immediately
after the last car reached the mainland.
The storm increased In fury until noon.
when the rescue work was begun.
Surf boats were sent across the channel
at great risk, bringing first the women and
children, then later the men, the last of th
number being brought over at t o'clock this
afternoon. Sheriff Frank H. Stodman was
among those caught at the beach and at i
once swore in a number ot deputies who
closed the barrooms and petroled th beach
tonight to prevent' looting of the places
At Carolina Beach, further down the
mainland, there was some damage to cot
tages, but the residents had left there the
day before on notice of falling barometer.
At Southport, at th mouth ot Cape Fear
river, the harbor craft had a narrow escape
from the storm, several passenger boats
being damaged. The Clyde liner Navahoe,
due here at 4 o'clock this afternoon, had
not arrived at 8 p. m. She probably en
countered the gale off this coast and put to
sea to escape its fury.
Tonight the storm abated and no further
damage Is expected. Wire communication
with Southport has been cut off since early
Train Service Is Abnndoaed.
NORFOLK, Neb., Sept. 17. Heavy rains,
reaching five Inches in some places In a
few hours, filled northeast Nebraska rivers
bank full and tore out several miles of
rsilroads. On the main line of the Omaha
road between Omaha and Sioux City sev
eral miles of track are out and on tho
branch between Norfolk and Sioux City
several miles and a bridge. Train service
on that line Is abandoned. It cannot be
restored before a Couple of days. Th
bridge went out last night. One train had
a narrow escape from going in. Ths en
gineer felt tho structure sinking and backed
WAYNE. Neb., Sept, 17. (Special Tele
gram.) The -worst and most destructive
rainstorm vr known in this section of
the stat occurred last night, rain falling
nearly all night. . Dogtown, Dear, and
Logan creeks were out of their banks this
morning and the valleys were flooded for
miles, entailing a loss ol thousands of dol
lars to th farmer and property owners.
An immense amount of hay Is destroyed
and - considerable small grain, cattle and
hogs lost, fence washed away and de
struction wrought on every hand. Ross A
Fortner lost many hogs, Kerwln Bros,
many cattle, and at the brick yards of J.
F. Sheerbahn many thousand brick, ready
to burn, were ruined, besides other dam
age to the plant. Many bridges on all of
the creeks are out and miles of the Chi
cs go, St. Psul, Minneapolis A Omaha's
Bloomfleld and Wayne tracks are washed
out to th east and west of Wayne. It Is
expected no trains will run for two or
three days. It Is impossible to estimate
the loss yet. It will be large to the com
munity and land owners In the territory
LINCOLN. Neb.. Sept. 17-Th tremen
dous rain which fell In and around Lin
coln last night and today caused heavy
damage, particularly in the country, where
hogs were drowned, haystacks floated away
and railroad trcck washed out. North of
Valparaiso the Union Pacific had several
miles of track washed out, and also a long
section near Raymond. The Omaha train
due out of Lincoln' this morning wss un
able to proceed. The road also sustained
serious damage to Its line In the vicinity
of Wahoo. The Northwestern Is also u
victim of floods. At Wahoo th bridge was
washed away. and it was necessary to
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First District 1119 South Sixth street.
Second District 01 Pacific street.
Third District 1703 South Tenth street.
Fourth District 1 Bancroft street.
First District 2323 South Twenty-ninth
Second Dlstrlct-2X3 Vinton street. "
Third District lcol Vinton street.
Fourth District 1710 Vinton street.
Fifth District 24 South Hlxteenth street.
First District 151 Webster street.
Second District 318 South Tenth street.
Third District 31$ North Fifteenth street.
Fourth District 410 South Thirteenth
""i'fth District 1417 Jackson street.
First District 1704 Capitol avenue.
Second District 422 South Eighteenth
"Tmrd District 718 South Sixteenth street.
Fourth. District 314 South Twentieth
lFlflh ' District 2801 Davenport street.
First District 3V Sherman avenue.
Second District 226 Sherman avenue.
Third District 2ul (barn) Sherman ave
nus. Fourth District 184$ (rear) Sherman ave
nue. Fifth District H5 North Sixteenth treet.
First District 2207 North Twenty-fourth
Second District 171$ North Twenty-fourth
TWrd District $004 North Twenty-eighth
''Fourth District 2122 Military avenue.
First District 271$ Leavenworth street.
Second District 15 Georgia avenus
Third District 1334 Psrk avenue.
Fourth District 210$ South Thirty-third
street (barn. rear).
First District 1417" North Twenty-fourth
''second District 1721 Cuming street.
Third District 620 North Sixteenth street.
Fourth District 2423 Cuming street.
First District- 2603 Cuming street.
Second District "?$ Hsmllton street.
Third District 3ao4 Davenport street
Kourth District 311 South Thirty-sixth
Street (barn). '
Fifth District !1J Fsrnam street.
First District Wl South Tenth street.
FORECAST FOR NEBRASKA
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STRIKE AT WABASH SHOPS
Ahoat Three Hundred Boilermakers,
Machinists and Blacksmiths Sus
pend Work at Varloas Points.
8T. LOUIS, Sept. 17. When informed of
the dispatch from Springfield. 111., to the
effect that more than S0 bollermaker and
machinists of the Wabash railroad shops
went out on strike today. General Manager
Henry Miller of the Wabash road stated
that his advices were that about thirty men
went out at Springfield.
"Boilermakers, blacksmiths and machin
ists to the total number of about 300 went
on strike at Moberly, Mo.; Fort Wayne.
Ind., and Springfield, 111., today," he said,
"after having received the following prop
Ohltion: "Neither side will gain anything by a
rupture If the men will continue to work.
We are willing to have another conference
and If we cannot agree as to when and
what Increases shall be the matter shall
be umltted to arbitration.
"These men leaving will not affect the
handling of business and the Indications
are that the matter will be adjusted with
out delay. The total number of men out
Is about 300."
It Is understood here that the strike will
affect the whole system.
FORT WAYNE. Sept. 17. One hundred
and thirty-two machinists and botlor-
makers. In addition to helpers, at the
shops of the Wabash railway struck to
day on refusal of the company to pay 32
cents per hour.
DECATUR, 111., Sept. 17.-Forty-clght
machinists and twenty boilermakers of the
Wabash railroad here went on strike today
for an Increase in wages.
BOY BANDITS ARE CAUGHT
Gang In Penns) Ivnnln, Which PInnned
to Blow I t Trains Is
EASTON, Pa., Sept. 17. Two members
of the "Jesse James, Jr.," gang of Heller
town, which had planned among other
crimes to wreck a train, burn a mill and
blow up a hall, today pleaded guilty to
the larceny of books and other things from
the public school buildings at that place
and were sent to the house of refuge. They
were William Bast, 16 years old, who was
captain of the "gang," and Floyd Ettweln,
IS years old.
Chief of Police Zlmpfer testified that
"Cnptaln" Bast had confessed after his
arrest that each member of th gang had
taken oath before he was admitted to
membership. Tha oath, administered by
th captain while th candidate for mem
bership had his band resting on a skull,
that had been stolen. Is as follows: .
I swear on this skull, th emblem of
death, to be true to the black flag under
which I have, enlisted. 1 will be faithful
and true to my comrades in all action and
will obey the commands of my captain.
FVither or mother, wife or child, shall not
be sacred In my eyes If duty demands their
death. If I fall In any of these things may
I be killed and my bones left to bleach like
this skull I now grasp. This Is my oath.
After h had been sentenced "Captain"
Bast made a further 'confession that an
other member of the band had planned to
kill with poison a resident of Hellertown
for soms fancied wrong.
NAVAL EXAMS ARE DELAYED
Midshipmen Will Be Given Oppor
tunity to Complete Work as
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17,-The Navy de
partment has decided to change the date
for the examination of the midshipmen
graduates of the . Naval academy class of
190$ from November 1 to November 16. This
change Is made on the recommendation of
Rear Admiral Evan, who atates that ther
are a number of these midshipmen on
duty on ships of the Atlantic fleet as watch
and division officers and it would b of
great benefit to make the date as lata as
possible so as to allow them to bring up
their respective commands to as high a
state of efficiency ss possible before thx y
are detached from duty for examination
for promotion to the grade of ensign.
Instructions have been sent to the Pa
cific and Asiatic stations to hold their ex
aminations on November 16, the idea being
to have a simultaneous data for the event.
for the Primaries
Second District 1623 Leavenworth street.
Third Dlstrlct-2121 Leavenworth street
street1"1'1 Distrlct-1424 South Sixteenth
Fifth Dlstrlct-1321 William street.
First Distrlet-4or Hamilton street.
Second District 32 Karnam street.
Third District 3422 Leavenworth street
fourth Distrlct-705 South Twenty-sov.
streeT' DU,trlc, 4420 Nor'h Twenty-fourth
rVcond District -3524 Ames s venue.
Third DiHtrict-2l8 North Thirtieth
Fourth Distrtct-3014 North Twenty-fourth
SOUTH OMAHA FIRST WARD.
First District Twentieth and Missouri
Second District 426 North Twenty-fourth
First District Twentieth and R streets
Second DlelrlctA-Twcnty-fourlh and O
First Dlstrlct-Broadwell A Rich coal
Second District Thirty-fourth and U
First pistrict-Twenty-fifth and Pstreeta.
Second District-0 street. between
Twenty-ninth snd Thirtieth. n
First District T2 North Twenty-seventh
Second DUtrict-Thirty-ninth and L
First Dlstrict-1211 North Twenty-fourtb
Second District 416 North Twenty-fourth
Benson Town halL
Chicago Elkhorn town hall.
Clontarf 4402 South Thirteen! h street
Douglas School district No. 66.
Dundee Dundee engine house.
East Omahs School district No. 4f An.
deraon's dwelling house. '
Klkhorn Elk City hall.
Florence City" hall.
- JenVisou Muisulii a lumber yard, Ben
nington. MuArdle Woodmen of the World hsll.
Millard School house,. Millard district
Platte Valley Opera house. Vallv.
Union Modern Woodmen of America hall,
Waearls' sissenlc building Wateaee.
ACTIVITY IN ARMY
Twentj-fifa Thousand Hen Can Be Landsd
in Cnba Within Ten Tsja
THREE BATTLESHIPS ENR0UTE TO HAVANA
OrnUer Newark Sailed Ysiterday and ths
Minneapolis Will Eail Today
TAFT WILL REACH HAVANA TOMORROW
Early Today Farty Will Embark on Cruiser
Dei Koinei at lamps.
INSURGENTS READY TO ENTER CAPITAL
Three Thousand Men .eer City Await
Arrlvnl ot Pino (iuerrn's Force
WASHINGTON. Sept. 17.-The Cuban le
gation late tonight received a cablegram
from the Havana government announcing
that 8enor Hcvla. the director ot the Stat
department of Cuba, has " resigned, that
his resignation has been accepted and that
Pedro DlKgo, the director of the Ilepart
mont of Justice, has been appointed to
succeed Senor Ha via. The appointment of
a successor to Senor Dlago as director ot
the Department of Justice Is not announced.
Senor Dingo has been an official of th
Cuban government for tho last eight years.
While the Cuban ligation has no advice
indicating the reason for the change and
Charge Padro y Amelda will not discuss it,
It la believed here that It grows out of
dissension between President Palma and
Senor Dlago over the forthcoming Investi
gation of the situation by Secretary Tatt
and Assistant Secretary of State Bacon.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Battleships Enroatc- to Havana.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 17.-(Bpeclal Tele
gram.) All day yesterday, and far Into the
night, the staff of the quartermaster gen
eral of the army was engaged In preparing
for eventualities in Cuba. .While there Is
no fear that armed Intervention will b
necessary the outbreak of hostilities against
Spain found our army so unprepared for
attack that It is Kt proposed to find us
lacking again so far as the transportation
of troops Is concerned.
From a close canvas of the situation it
can bo said the quartermaster general's
department Is ready to land a brigade In
Cuba In three days, a'nd in ten days it could
have 26,000 men on the Island fully equipped
for strenuous service In the field.
Officers on leave who see in the Cuban
situation a chance for real soldiering are
reporting for duty; naval commanders are
anxious to have their shore leave curtailed.
While the Cuban situation may turn out
to be only a "flnsh In the pan," there Is no
denying the fact that every department of '
tha nfmy and navy is at work with a view
of being prepared should It be necessary
for the government of the United States
to interfere by force ef. arms to put down "
the rebellion.' , -
Commander Colwell of the Denver A TI -
vsna telegraphed tho Navy department to
day that all was quiet In Havana. Hostil
ities formally ceased yesterday and definite
settlement . of the troubles seemed possible -today.
The reassuring dispatch, together
with the visit of Secretary Taft snd Act
ing Secretary Bacon, Indicates that ths
movement toward peace In Cuba Is well
under way. At the same time no changes
have been made in the naval program.
The Louisiana. Virginia and New Jersey
are now on their way to Havana. Th
Newark sailed from Norfolk this afternoon
and the Minneapolis will sail from League
island tomorrow. With the fore already
at Havana and that which will be there
In a few days the Navy department feels
assured that it will be amply able to pre
vent sny trouble In Havana and it appears
that the movement of such a force toward
th Cuban capital was due to the fact
that there was grave danger to the capital
The Navy department ha been Informed
that the Des Moines passed Tortugas this
morning and will arrive in Tampa bay at
midnight. The train bearing Secretary
Toft and party was reported three hours
late this afternoon, so that the Des Moines
will be ahead of time snd ready to tak
them aboard when they arrive. j
Dixie Dae at CleafueaTos Today.
The Dixie, which left Havana last night '
is expected to arrive at Clenfuegos tomor
row afternoon, the distance being 640 miles.
A report has been received from Clenfuegos
saying that gross outrages have been com
mitted in that -vicinity and a plantation '
next to the Constancta plantation has been
burned and the Constancla threatened. A
dumand was made upon the Constancla
plantation for 1,600 rounds of ammunition
and the insurgents threatened the place if
their demands were not compiled with.
Every confidence is felt at the Navy de
partment in the forces which has been sent
to Cuba to meet any situation which
While there Is a pacific feeling, pre
parations are going forward by tha War
department to meet anything that . may
arise, if it should be necessary tor a strong
force to intervene.
It is stated that troops and transports will
soon be avalUble and only await orders
in case the mission of Secretary Tatt fails
and hostilities are renewed and ar be
yond the control of the Cuban government.
Advice received today and over night
at the State department simply tended t
confirm the press dispatches from Havana
that arrangements were making for a
suspension of hostilities until the subject
of difference could b considered with
Secretary Taft and Assistant BecrstJu-y
Will Protect British Interests.
In answer to an Inquiry the State de
partment has responded that In affording
protection to American interests In Cuba
during th revolution, th United States
will also give protection as far as possible
to British interests and property.
General Frederick Funston is enrout
from Spring Lake, Wash., to this city snd
is expected to arrive here on the XHh.
Instructions were Issued by Secretary Taft
for General Funston to report her at th
earltst moment and telegraphic orders wer
at once sent to him.
It is supposed that General Funston was
to accompany Secretary Taft and Assistant
Secretary of Stat Bacon to Cuba, but
th orders Issued do not contemplate such,
an arrangement. As explained at the War
department General Funston will report at
the department and awatt instructions front
Secretary Tuft. If the secretary should'
derm General Funston's presence in Cuba
desirable In th negotiations that are to
be conducted with the Palma government
and th Cuban. Insurgents, ha will, antia tag
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