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    The Omaha Daily
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Condnoton and Trainmen B eject Offer to
Arbitrate Diipito.
Unit Hake Ttrmi with Men or Walkout
Vill Follow.
Tbeir Negotiation for an AiTaice Further
Complicates Situation.
Chairman of Interstate Commerce
tommlinloa and Labor (omnili
sloner Will Try to Effect
CHICAGO. March 2S. The controversy
over a wage scale between the general mu
agers of the western railroads and (heir
employe In the train service cannot be
arbitrated. The only way in which a
trlke can be averted la for the officials
of the roads to make terms with the men.
This Is the ultimatum Issued by the repre
sentative of the two unions Involved In
the difficulty after a meeting tonight to
consider the action of the railroads In ask
ing the federal government to try to bring
about a settlement by mediation, . along the
lines provided by the Erdmann act. The
arbitration move of the general managers
was considered at considerable length by
the union representatives, but the proposi
tion was Anally rejected and a resolution
passed refusing to arbitrate the wage scala
Firemen Also Make Demands.
The general managers tonight admitted
for the nrat time that the situation was
grave. The crisis was Intensified by tha
fact that no compromise had been effected
with th representatives of the 1R.0UO loco
motive firemen, who are here negotiating
for higher wages and an eight-hour day.
Another conference was held today between
the General Managers' association and a
committee representing the firemen., but
nothing In the way of a settlement was ac
complished. . Secretary Blason Thompson of the General
Managers' association said tonight:
Wa are waiting to see what the govern
ment will do. We do not expect to hear di
rectly In answer to our request that the
whole difficulty should be arbitrated along
the lines euggeateci in me uamnnn act.
ifved'reTe'.'ve'wT.Prfroln 'hiVtlTuSl
the eovernment has been asked to take
hand In the matter that they will look at
the matter In a different light and will be
willing to submit the question to arbitra
tion. Wt are not looking for trouble, but
we heva made all the concessions we can
afford under the present conditions and the
sooner the men become reconciled to this
the better It wKl be for averyone con
cerned. Knapp and Nelll Comlag.
: WASHINGTON, March 28. Chairman
' Martin A. Knapp of tha Interstate Com
merce commission and Charles F. Nelll,
commissioner of labor, will leave hers to
morrow noon for Chicago, where they will
hold a conference with representatives of
conductora and trainmen and officials of
western railroads entering Chicago in re
gard to tha dispute over the question of
wages which threatens to result in a dis
astrous strike unless a satisfactory adjust
ment la effected, ,
Chairman Kna'ppp said tonight that tha
visit of" himself and Mr. Weill will bo In
the direction of mediation and conciliation.
The request for these efforts at mediation
and conciliation cams from the railroads.
"it tbsrefora beoomes our duty under the
law," said Chairman Knapp, "to put our
selves in communication with the parties
and endeavor to bring about a settlement.
If we fall In that effort, then It la our duty
to endeavor to Induce the parties to enter
Into an arbitration."
Statement by Mr. Morrlssey.
When informed tonight that Chairman
Knapp of the Interstate Commerce com
mission and Charles P. Nelll. commissioner
of labor, were coming to Chicago to en
deavor to effect a settlement of tha trouble,
P. H. Morrlssey, grand master of tha
Brotherhood of (Railway Trainmen, said:
Tha committee representing the men will
hear and consider suggestions from gov
ernmental sources, still, action will not be
delayed unreasonably awaiting their Inter
vention. We are not unmindful of the pub
He's right In the matter and we are not
going to do anything hastily. One thing is
certain, however, and that is the men will
Dot accept the last proposition of the gen
eral managers. If the government officials
lrfTV n P
prevail upon tne railway omcnua to
our nemanas everyming win d
ilmlcably adjusted, out unless
this is done
a strike.
I don't see what can prevent
Trnatees of Fand Fonnded by Roose
velt Meet and Oraaalse.
WASHINGTON. March 28.-Five of the
seven trustees of the Foundation for the
Promotion of Industrial Peace authorised
by recent act of congress to take over and
administer tha W0.000 Nobel peace prise
awarded to President Roosevelt, and which
forms the nucleus of a fund, the Income
from which Is to be used In bringing to
gther In Washington representatives of
capital and labor with a view to arriving
at a better understanding between em
ployers and employee, met today and per
fected a permanent organisation,. Those
present were Secretaries Straus and Wilson,
former Mayor Seth Low of New York, and
Thomas O. Iush of Utrmlngham. Ala., rep
resenting the general public, and Marvin
Hughltt, president of the Chicago & North
western, representing capital'. The ab
sentees were Chief J u mice Fuller and John
Mitchell, president of the United Mine
Workers of America. Chief Justice Fullr
was elected president. Beth Low treasurer
and John Mitchell secretary. .
Those selected to be members of "the
Industrial peace committee" of nine, re -
quired by tha act. are as follows:
On tha part of the public. Archbishop Ire -
land. Maroua N. Marks of New York anA
JKslph M. Rasley of New York; on the part
of tha employers, E. H. Gary, chairman
finance committee United States Steel cor
poration; Lucius Tuttle. president Boston
4k Maine railroad, and J. Ounby Jordan of
Columbus, Oa.; on the part of the em
ployes. Samuel Gompers, president of tho
American Federation of Labor; Danlof
Keefe, president of the Longshoremen's
asaodatkia, and Warren 8. Stone, president
International Brotherhood of Loconkotlre
Tboir duty Is to receive from the trus
tee tha Income derived from' tha fund and
s It In furtherance of tha purposes ot
the organltatloti; ti arrange fur annual
xxiferonoes in WciVntton of rapreaonta
ttvea of capital and labor; to receive sug
gnstloaa for the subjects t be dismissed
at suob. oocferexioaa and arrange for the
aVMutluiMd on oood Paaaj
Friday, March SO, lftOT.
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West, rain In east portion Friday and
cooler. Saturday fair.
Saturday fair.
'temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Hour. ieg. Hour. Deg
6 a, m 42 1 p. m 60
2 p. m
7 a. m
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Nebraska legislators do a good day's
work In redeeming pledges. Governor
signs terminal tax bill; anti-pass bill Is
passed and goes to the governor; house
recommends pure food bill for passage
after amending It to meet the objections
of retailers; senate puts In a good day
trimming appropriations sent over from
the house, cutting off over quarter of a
million dollars. Page 1
Robert Cowell will resign as railroad
commissioner and Governor Sheldon will
appoint Representative Henry T. Clarke,
Jr., of Omaha to the vacancy thus created
on the board. This action was determined
on at Lincoln yesterday. 'age 1
Former County Judge Hender of Saline
county Is sentenced to five years in the
penitentiary for embezzlement of $3.3.15
from estate of Hermit Smith. He will
appeal. Page 3
Secretary Garfield denies request of
governor of Wyoming that order for re
moval of Illegal fences be suspended dur
ing campaign to eradicate scab. All
fences must be down by April 1. Page 1
Twenty-six persons killed and hundred
Injured In wreck on Southern Pacific
near Colton, Cal. Fags 1
Conductors and trainmen reject offer
of general managers to arbitrate wage
controversy and again threaten to strike.
Chairman Knapp and Labor Commis
sioner Nelll will start for Chicago today
to try to effect a settlement. Page 1
Harry K. Thaw was questioned for two
' h" mbr ' commission.
xii atiiorneyi axe pie&aeu wun Biiowing
he made. Tag's a
Fan Francisco grand Jury examines six
more witnesses In connection with tele
phone scandal. Seventeen of the eigh
teen members of the Board of Super
visors confess receiving bribes under
promise of Immunity. Fags 4
The Chicago city campaign la warm
and tha street car companies offer higher
wagea to men If certain ordinances are
passed. 'atre X
H. H. Schwarti of Sioux Falls wtTl
have charge of special attorneys In land
cases. Page 1
Omaha's 190S population la 124,167; Lin
coln. 48,212; South Omaha, 88,766, ac
cording to census office estimates. Omaha
has gained five places In rank of largest
cities since 1900. Page 1
Minnesota supreme court decides the
Northern Pacific can Increase Ha capital
stock without permission of State Rail
way commission. Page 4
Grain markets. Fags t
Live stock marketa. Page
Stocks and bonds. . Paga
The Park board orders the city en
gineer to draw plans and make blue prints
of the tract around Cut-Off lake for tha
proposed park. Pair 8
Law may be Invoked to determine tha
legality of the action of Mayor Dahlman
lh ordering dogs muaxled after April I.
Paga T
Travelers' Protecttce association flying
squadron, consisting of President Thad
H. Howe of Chicago and other national
offioera, visits Omaha on Its crusade for
upbuilding the membership of the order.
Page t
Business Men's association gets after
tha master plumbers for not hiring the
plumbers Imported by the association to
take the place of union plumbers locked
out. Recruits who arrived after the set
tlement threaten damage suits. Paga 6
Stinging blow to Oslerlsm Is dealt In
the criminal division of the district court
when throe men over 70 years of age are
selected for Jury service. Page
Wall street paper says the Burlington's
gross earnings this year should be 180,
000,000 or mora, and that they are mora
expansive than earnings of any other
granger road, Paga T
Jack Dunleavy of Boston knocks out
Fred Blasek of Omaha In eighth round
at Wllber, Neb. Page 4
Autrey arrives, making the Rourke fam
ily nearly complete. Only Bender, Belden
and Saunders are yet to come. First
game Is played tomorrow. Pago 4
Congressmen Scott of Kansas Fore
. sees 44 air It Work oa the
Panama Waterway.
KANSAS CITT, March S3. Repreaentatlve
! Charles K. Scott of lola, Kan., one of the
party of congressmen recently returned
from trlD to th atona. ald here last
I "The PPl oa the hmus believe that
itha pnraa canal can nd w finished
,n bout flv ye4r" U' P'auslble. I don't
: say that the work will be done within that
length of time, but at tha rate the digging
Is being carried on now I believe It will
not take a longer time than five year a"
New York Girl Wat Killed Infant la
Her, Charge Will Bo S.
to Mattowan.
CARMEL. N. T.. March S.-The grand
Jury found Jennie Burch not guilty on ac
count' of being Insane. It Is believed that
this verdict will result In her committal
U the Mattewan asylum for criminally
Insane. Jennie lliirch, who Is but U years
of age, was tried for the murder by pol
sonlcg of a child named Wlnship. It was
shown Mlu Buroh was sufforlng Horn a
mental nutUif Which duUed hr undar
t Uudlna.
Fait Train on Fonthern Pacific Snni Iato
Open Switch at Col ton, CaL
of Victim Are Itallaa- Bond
? '0, B" '-" Twi
Americans Among; tha
COLTON, Cal., March 28. A disastrous
wreck on the Southern Pacific occurred one
and one-half miles east of this town shortly
after 4 o'clock this afternoon when west
bound train No. 9, from New Orleans for
San Francisco, ran Into an open switch
while going at the rate of forty miles an
hour and ten of the fourteen coaches were
derailed with frightful results. Twenty-six
persona are known to have been killed
and the final lint will total much higher
than this number.
The Injured numbered about 100, many of
whom are seriously Injured and will die.
The wrecked coaches were hurled In every
direction. Four of them were smashed
Into splinters. Most of the dead were Ital
ians from New York and New Orleans
going to San Francisco. They occupied
the smoker and day coachoa.
Bodies Badly ' Mangled.
The dead were terribly mangled. Thir
teen of them were taken to an undertaking
establishment at Colton by 8 o'clock and
eight additional bodies could be aeen under
neath one of the overturned and demolished
cars. This car could not be raised until
a derrick was brought from Los Angeles,
sixty miles away.
The injured were carried to this city in
vehlclre of all sorts and the Colton hos
pital was quickly filled to Its capacity.
Many were then taken to the Presbyterian
church and to private residence In the
vicinity. But two Americans are known to
have been killed, although several of those
among the Injured will undoubtedly die
within the next few hours. George L.
Sharp of Munice, Ind., was Instantly killed.
The baggageman of the train whose name
had not been ascertained waa also killed.
Engineer Clarence E. Warmlngton and
Fireinan Victor Crebb both Jumped, but
failed to ."el clear and were caught In tha
wreckage, ,'hey were both terribly burned
and scaldeo Tohn Qoldera, the train con
ductor, was n the Pullman section of the
train and ewaptd Injury.
Out of about eighty Pullman passengers
there were buv. two who sustained serious
Injury. The three Piillman coaches and the
diner, which wre on tho rear of the train,
did not leave the track. "The occupants of
these cars were practically unharmed. The
Florence Roberts Theatrical company oc
cupied one coach which waa hurled from
the track and both ends of It cnurhed In
by Impact against the other cars. But
two members of Miss Roberta' company
out of a total of twenty-two people, were
Injured. Miss. Roberta herself escaped en
tirely unhurt 1 .
Fireman Lenves Switch Open.
The derailment of tha train waa caused
by tha crew of a switch angina lekvlng a
switch open at this poin. It is' said that
the angina panned through the . switch a
few minutes before the Overland appeared.
A switchman named Morrison waa in the
yards. After the' switch angina had passed
onto another track the engineer asked tha
fireman If he had rethrown the awltch.
The fireman recalled that ha had neglected
to do so, and the engineer whistled fran
tically for Morrison to close It The signal
waa not given in time, aa Morrison did
not reach tha switch before tha Overland
had plunged through and been derailed.
Tha train, which was due In Los An
geles at 7:80, waa nearly twelve hours be
hind time. At the time of the disaster
It was running at a high rate of speed
in an attempt to make up time. There
waa absolutely no warning of the Impend
ing catastrophe. The engineer saw the
signal of the open awltch when but a few
rods distant from It and had no time to
sound even a whistle of warning, much
leea to reverse the engine or set the
brakes. He called to his fireman to Jump,
and they both leaped from the engine.
Tha engine left tha track, turned over on
its side and plowed a great distance along
the' right of way.
Tare Conches Teleseoned.
The broken wreckage of the day coaches
and smoker, filled with the bodies of the
dead and Injured, were hurled all about
Helpless passengers Imprisoned In the
wreckage called frantically for help. By
a miracle the train waa not set on fire.
Three of tha passengers who had escaped
set at once about the work of rescue.
Dosena were pulled and lifted from the
wreckage and laid beside the track until
vehicles arrived to convey them to tha
The Italians in the day coach and smoker
met a horrible fata. Wholly without warn
ing the Impact came, and tha three for
ward cars ware completely telescoped and
hurled to one aide. Tha helpless passen
gers were terribly torn and cut to pieces.
Death came to a score of them Instantly.
Many were dismembered and Impaled upon
plecea of tha wrecked cara.
Tha Southern Pacific headquarters In
Los Angeles waa notified Immediately after
the wreck, but it was som time before the
relief train left for Colton. In the mean
time assistance had coma from San
Bernardino and Riverside, a few miles
Scenery and Pro n riles Lost.
NEW YORK. March 28 The Florence
Roberts Theatrical company of twenty per
sons waa aboard the Southern Pacific train
wrecked near Colton, CaL, today. None w-
Injured or at least not seriously, but tha
sceitery and properties carried were de
stroyed. The company, which Is touring tha west,
left Phoenix. Aria.,. yesterday for San Fran
cisco where an engagement was to have
been opened Monday.
nth Dakota Mas la Head ( Special
Attoraeys la Land
DENVER, Maroh a.-Judge M. C. B'lrke,
special ottsUtant attorney In charge ot tha
prosecution of the coal, timber and land
frauda, now located In Denver, today re
ceived a telegram from Secretary ot tha In
terior Garflnid oonflrminc the appointment
of H. H, BchwarU of bioux Falls. 8. I.,
ons of tha special assistants to the attorney
general, located al Helena, Mont, to ba
chief ot division P of tha general land
Division P oompriaes all tha special agents
of tha goneral land office, operating In the
western publlo land stale and territories
and Includes practically tha entire field
forces of the general land office. It Is be
lieved that this entire special sorvica faros
is to be Uoroughi 'WJaraaizad
niasrer Hermann Will Pearla His
Defense Monday Proieratlta
Oeeaple4 lerts Wreki.
WASHINGTON. March S8.-The case of
the government against Blnger Hermann
for destroying public records was practi
cally closed today with the seventh, week
of the trial. The defense will open Mon
day. Irvln Rlttenhaus, a land office clerk de
tailed to aid the government attorneys In
land fraud cases, testified. In his official
capacity, he was In Portland, Ore., In 1904.
While at dinner In a restaurant with Chris
Muller, also a government employe, he
testified, Blnger Hermann laid a hand on
the head of each, expressed pleasure and
surprise at seeing them In "his native
state," and then proceeded to question
them closely, first as to what waa done
with the waste paper thrown away In
the office of the commissioner and then
whether Rlttenhaus had retained the note
books In which he had on several oc
casions taken the notations of the de
fendant Rlttenhaus testified he told Her
mann he kept all his note books, and Mul
ler told him the waste paper was sold un
der contra ot and was carried away every
week or two. Mr. Hermann was particu
larly anxious, according to the witness, to
ascertain from Muller what had been done
with the pages whloh had been torn from
his letter books and thrown Into tha waste
John W. Rowland, chief clerk In tha sur
veyor general's office In Portland, told of
making maps of the Blue Mountain dis
trict for the--Mays-Jones-Smith combina
tion. The mHps were ordered In the pres
ence of Mr. Hermann In the office of the
surveyor general In Portland, In 1901. In
1902, Mays accused Rowland of "giving the
Blue Mountain snap away," but objection
by tie defense prevented the witness from
giving any further details of thla conversation.
t'nlted states and Mexico Decide Not
to Intervene In Central America
AfTmlrs Now.
WASHINGTON, March 28. The moment
has not yet arrived when America and
Mexico can intervene to stop the spread
of war In Central America. This waa the
decision arrived at aa the result of a con
ference between Secretary Root and Am
bassador Creel at the state department to
day. The secretary alHo had the benefit of
the advice received by the diplomatic rep
resentatives of the Central American states
from their Own governments. The absence
of definite Information from the seat of
trouble Is embarrasMng to the officials who
are deslrlous of bringing about peace.
It is feared the collapse of the Bonilla
government In Honduras and the conse
quent installation of the provisional gov
ernment In accord with that ot Nicaragua
will result in a combined attack by them
upon other Central American republics.
The apprehension of such a movement has
greatly alarmed all of tha other states. It
la said that there la no 'disposition on the
part ot this government to take tha part
of policeman toward those sister .republics,
but It would . welcome any proper oppor
tunity to restore peace.
Tha State department received a dispatch
from United States Minister Merry at Costa
Rica, Nicaragua, reporting that Amapala,
Honduras, In being bombarded. Amapala
la the chief Hondurajt port on the Pacific
aide and President Bonilla of Honduras Is
reported to have fled to that port, which
waa formerly one ot his strongholds. Some
time ago It waa reported Nicaragua haul
aent a gunboat to storm Amapala.
Several of the Central American minis
ters received dispatches today concerning
the new Honduran provisional government.
Aa yet affairs are in charge of a Junta
composed of General Maximo Rosaiee, A.
Bustillo and Miguel Davlla. Mr. Bustlllo
Is a prominent lawyer and Mr. Davlla la a
wealthy planter and business man.
SlIdlnaT Scnle, Bnaed on Price
Copper, Is Accepted by
BUTTEX Mont., March 28. By a large
majority the Butta Miners' union accepts
the agreement made by Its executive com
mittee and the operating companies of
Butte. The vote waa taken yesterday, but
the count was not completed until today.
The new sliding scale provides for $4 per
day when electrolytic copper Is above 18
cents per pound, and $3.60 per day when It
Is below that figure. Shaft men will re
ceive 84.50 or 84 per day, according to grade.
The agreement Is for five years.
' The smelter men of Butte will vote today
on a similar sliding scale proposition and
the smelter men of Great Falls will vote
Illinois Legislature Will Investigate
Conditions at Hlfhwood Before
Acting' on Bills.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., March 28. After a
heated discussion tha lower house of the
legislature adopted a resolution directing
a special committee to Investigate the so
called "dives" in the village of High wood,
adjoining Fort Sheridan.
The cause of the discussion was a favor,
able report on a bill wiping out all saloons
In tha village and of a batch of communi
cations from residents for and against the
proposed measure. The secretary of war
recently appealed to the Illinois authorities
for suppression of saloons adjoining the
Fort Sheridan reservation.
Men Discharged by the Pennsylvania
Rallmad Company May Have
Canard Wreekt,
PITTSBURG. March 28.-everal Italians
who live near tha line of the Pennsylvania
railroad between Stewart and Wllmerdlng
are said to ba under suspicion ot knowing
something about the two recent wrecks of
fast trains near those points.
A number of foreigners who worked on
the railroad as section hands were dis
charged a few weeka ago. It is reported
that they showed much anger when told
of their dismissal and that threats were
made, although the section foreman thought
nothing ot thla at the tima
Moatgomery Street Ctrs Stop.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.. March tS -On ac
count of a strike, the traction company has
given up efforts to operate street cars. The
strike began yesterday afternoon and of 160
men employed as motormen and conductors
only seveu remain with the company.
Efforts made by tha mayor to have the
differences settled by a board of arbitra
tion, failed, tha general manager declaring
his company would "stand pat." It is an
nounced that ninety atriks breakers from J
Estimated Population in 1906 fhowi Sic
Gain Since Census.
Omaha, Lincoln and doath Omaha
Each Show Greater Ratio of
Increase Than .few York,
Chicago or St. Lonls.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 28.-8pecial Tele
gram.) Omaha now ranks thirtieth among
the cltlea of the United States In popula
tion, as compared with Its position of
thirty-fifth In 1900.
This Is based on a special bulletin Issued
today from the census office, which gives
the population of the United mates as 98,-
182,240, Inclusive of Alaska and the Insular
possessions. The estimated population for
Continental United States for 1908 Is 83,941,
610. This la an Increase for th year of 1,3B7,S15
and alnce 1900 of 7,96,935.
Computed on the basis of this estimate
the density of population of Continental
United States In 1906 was 18 persons per
square mile, aa compared with 26 persons
In 1900. If the density of population were
equal to that of Rhode Island we should
have 1.3R8,113,140 Inhabitants, which la al
most equal to the population of the world
at the present tima
Twenty to Forty Per Ceat Bla-a-er.
According to the figures Just made publlo
the 1906 population of the three largest
cities of Nebraska, compared with the pop
ulation or the WOO census, Is estimated aa
ITO. Increase.
102,566 21
Omaha 1J4.1OT
Lincoln 48,233
South Omaha S8,7ii5
40,169 2i
26.001 41
The estimated population of Omaha shows
an Increase of 8.803 over 1906. South Omaha
shows an increase of 1,794 over 19. Lin
coln shows an increase of 1,858 over 1906.
The Increase since the federal census of
1900 In Omaha's population has been 2t,S12.
The five leading cities and their estimated
population are as follows:
. . , 1906. i9no. Increase.
New York 4.113,046 3.437,202 19
H!ff. LV 1.049,185 1.698.675 20
Philadelphia 1,441,735 l,2!3,fi!7 11
St. Louis 649.820 575,238 13
Brtn 602,278 660,892 7
Flnrnres by States.
The report presents the population re
turns for 1906 of the fourteen states mak
ing an Interdecennlal enumeration, to
gether with the estimate of population of
these states for 1904 and 1906 and of the re
maining states and territories for 1904, 1906
and 1906. The states taking a census In
1906 are Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Massachu
setts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York.
North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South
Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. In
'Michigan the census Is taken In the years
ending with a "4." The population returns
for these states was 26,263,877, an Increase
since 1900 of 1,901,672, or 7.8 per cent For
the remaining states and , territories the
population for 1906, aa determined by the
method of estimating adopted by the bu
reau of tha census, waa 66,283,060, an ln
; crease, over 1900 of 4.374,040, or 1.4 per cent
The population of the fourteen statea mak
ing an enumeration. It estimated In the
same manner, would be 26.204,762, a differ
ence ot only 0.2 per cent from the actual
Tha population of continental United
States In 1905, as obtained by adding -to
the returns of the states which took a cen
sus In that year the estimated population
of tha remaining states and territories. Is
82.676,193, an Increase over 1900 of t.579,620,
or 8.7 per cent
Rapid Growth of Cities.
Tho rapid growth of urban population Is
noteworthy. . The total estimated popula
tion of Incorporated placea having 8,000 or
more Inhabitants, exclusive of Ban Fran
cisco and Los Angeles, Cal., Is 28,466,6?4
for 1906, an Increase over 1900 of 3,912,188,
or 16.9 per cent while the estimated popu
lation of the United States, exclusive of
these cltlea, showed an Increase of 4,480,008,
or only 8.8 per cent.
Elghty-elght cities are given a popula
tion of 60,000 or over, as compared with
aeventy-elght In 1900. Of these Omaha
ranks as thirtieth in place of thirty-fifth
alx years ago, and Dea Molnea ranks fifty,
fourth In place of sixtieth six years ago.
Tha state ahowlng the greatest ratio of
Increase In Incorporated towns Is North
Dakota, which haa gained 68.6 per cent, the
number of such placea having: increased
from seventy-five to 124. In tha number of
Incorporated placea of less than 1,000 In
habitants Iowa leads, having 606.
In comparing the Increase In population
In places of 80.000 Inhabitants and upward
in 1906, the highest percentages of Increase
are In North Dakota and South Dakota.
The elghty-etght cltlea, with an estimated
population of 60,000 or over, had a total
estimated population In 1906 of 19,771.167, an
increase of' 2,766,863, or 16.S per cent over
that reported at tha twelfth census.
Standing; Rock Graslng Leases.
Bids were opened at tha office of tha
Indian commissioner today for graslng
leases upon tha Standing Rock Indian res
ervation, located In North and South
Dakota, Involving the leasing of l,017,6tX
acres of land. There are four pastures,
numbered one to four, to be leased sub
ject to the approval of the secretary of
the interior. The leases will run for five
years, from June 1. 1907.
Pasture No.' 1 contains 96,000 acres, and
William H. Dye of Indianapolis bid 4V4
cents per acre for tha privilege of graslng
on that tract
Walter S. Parkina of Mlnden, N. D., also
bid on pasture No. 1 t eents per acre.
He also bid 3 cents per acre on pasture
No. 4, and cents for three-fourths or
half of pasture No. 4. Pasture No. 4 con
tains 116,480 acres.
Pasture No. 1 contains 660,080 acres, and
Oscar J. Frances of Chicago bid t 4-10
cents per acre.
Richard, C. Lake, also of Chicago, bid
t 1-10 cents per acre on pasture No. 2.
W. I. Walter, Council Bluffs, bid 4 cents
per acre for the east half of pasture No. 3,
which contains 316,000 acrea Mr. Walter I
m.. m a .ur.mem.mtal hid In which h. !
a .. . - - ., ,
V tl CI ay v vvli i.ep saas sv. I w aw I""- aVr. 1, I A
not awarded tha privilege of tha former
Crelatlttoa Recognised as Law School.
At a meeting of the executive commit
tee of the Association of American Law
Schools, held at Oeorge Washington uni
versity In this city today, It waa decided
to recommend for membership Crelghton
university of Omaha Many other appli
cations' from different law schools were
considered, but this was the only appli
cant to receive favorable action, and
there la little doubt that tha association
will accept the committee's recommenda
tion at Its annual meeting In Portland,
Me.. August 2a
Aoecos Pound of Lincoln la at tha eThora-
Chanae to Re Made In Railroad Cem
anlsalon by Reals-nation and
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. March 18. (Special Telegram.)
Robert Cowell of Omaha, who was elected
to the long term aa railroad commissioner
last fall, has finally notified Governor Shel
don of his Intention to resign. Mr. Cowell
hsd a long conference with Governor Shel
don today, during which he explained his
position. Mr. Cowell cau not give his
whole time to the work of the commission
aa the law requires, and so declines the
sen-Ice. Ills resignation will be mailed to
the governor shortly.
It Is understood that Hon. Henry T.
Clarke, Jr.. of Omaha, the energetic mem
ber of the Douglas county delegation In
the house, will be appointed to the posi
tion made vacant by Mr. Cowell's resigna
tion. Mr. Clarke has been unusually active
In his effort to secure the passage of all
the bills promised by the republican plat
form, and has taken an especial Interest
In the terminal tax law, which has Just
been signed by the governor. It Is fh
recognition of his services In the redemp
tion of platform pledges that he Is selected.
His appointment good lawyers contend,
will carry with It the entire term of four
years, for which Mr. Cowell was elected.
Mr. Clarke will resign from the legislature
and enter at once upon the work of or
ganisation of the commission as soon as
his appointment Is announced..
The secretary of state today received
from the officials at Des Moines a request
for an Immediate copy of tha Nebraska
terminal tax law. It la understood here
that the Iowa authorities are becoming
very much Interested In the legislation on
the topic.
Republicans nnd Democrats Are Hold
ing Many Meetings and Ex
citement Is Hlsh.
CHICAGO. March 28. The mayoralty
campaign now on In this city has become
one of the most Intense political contests
that Chicago haa seen in recent years.
Both the adherents of Mayor Dunne, who
Is seeking re-election, and of Frederick A.
Brusse, the republican candidate, have al
lowed themselves In their enthusiasm to In
dulge In bitter personalities and charges
and countercharges have been made with
great energy. Improved street car facilities
throughout the city Is the main Issue. Both
republicans and democrats are agreed that
this la desirable, but there la a radical dlf.
ference aa to the best means of obtaining
the result. The democrats pin their faith
to the doctrine of municipal ownership as
advocated by Dunne and the republicans
stand behind tha ordinance recently passed
by the city council over the mayor's veto
which declare In favor of Immediate Im
provement of the street car systems, with
the municipal ownership further In the
background than la deemed desirable by
Mayor Dunne and his following. ,
The fight ao far has been extremely warm
and tha heat Is likely to Increase between
now and election day, next Tuesday. Many
meetings are being held.
The management of the Chicago ' City
Railway company today announced if the
ordlnaces passed by' tha council are ap
proved by the voters next Tuesday an In
crease over the present rate of wagea of
4 centa per hour during the first six months
of the employment of 1 per cent per
hour during the second six months and
S cents for all time thereafter would be
granted by the company.
Head of Bin Cincinnati Concern Dies
of Self-Innlcted Ballet
CINCINNATI. March 2S.-Wllllam A.
Proctor, president of the Proctor 4V Gamble
Co., and son of one of the firm's founders,
died today from a bullet wound aelf-ln-
tlicted at his home in Glendale, a suburb
of this city.
Corone" Cameron began an investigation
of the circumstances of the shooting and In
the meanlnne refused to make any state
ment except to say that Mr. Proctor had
died from a bullet wound. Mr. Proctor was
widely known In business circles and waa
a prominent laymen In the Protestant Epis
copal church, to the Institutions of which he
was a liberal giver.
His wealth was estimated at many mil
lions, most of which has. been made by
himself. He was noted for the co-operative
scheme for a division of profits with em
ployes which he had designed for his com
Engineer Missing and Three Men In
jured sa Lake . Shora
Branch Llae.
TOUNGSTOWN. O.. March 28.-A locomo
tive attached, to an ore train on the Pitts
burg. Youngstown Ashtabula road, a
branch ot the Lake Shore line, exploded at
Lockwood. thirty miles southeast of here,
today. Tha engineer, H. E. Watson of
Mahoninglown. Pa., cannot be found and
It la thought that he waa blown to pieces.
Fireman F. F. Bancroft of Ashtabula,
Brakeman Cury of Mahonlngtown and a
tramp were badly hurt
When the engine boiler blew up tha loco
motive and twelve cars of ore went down
an embankment. The engine was demol
Eight Men Charged with Unlawful
Practices at Republican
HELENA, Mont, March 28. Eight resi
dents of Helena were arrested today
charged with unlawful practices during the
republican primaries Tuesday night it ba-
lug alleged that three of them attempted
w """"" meir iwu-
luU tor cartaln aldermanlo candidates.
..Among tha
Among tha eight are Patrick L. Duffy,
a candidats for the legislature on tha demo
cratic ticket last fall; Edward Jeslck and
K. C. Hoffman, all well known cltlsens.
Report that The Vk ill Bs t reated at
Coaslstory to lis Held Lats
la Year
ROME, March 28 A most reliable author
ity declared positively today that there Is
no possibility of the creation of an Anglo
Baxon cardinal at tha consistory to be held
April 15, but that tha nomination of an
American and an English cardinal at the
conatstory to ba held tha end tha yaar
lis almost certain
Oorernor Siena Veasire Ccmpelllnc Bail
road te Fat Taxes.
House Tack i on Coma AmenimtnU in
Whioh fenata Conoun.
House Cammittee Maket Soma Amandmaoti
to Satisfy Merchant.
Over Quarter Million Already Lopped
front the Measures Sent Over
from the House aad
Work to Go On.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 2t. (Special Telegram.)
The house passed the senate anti-pass bill
with amendmenta which were agreed to by
the senate; passed one bill cutting down
the commission to be charged for selling
live stock; another for cutting down the
price to be charged by the stock yards for
feed stud; recommended the senate pure
food bill for passage after amending It to
suit the wholesale and retail merchants and
the dairymen of the state, while the senate
started in to keep the "economy" pledge In
the platform by cutting a deep gash In ap
propriations voted by the house. To cap
a good day's work on platform measures
the governor signed the terminal tax bill.
The committee amendments to 8. F. M,
the pure food bill, were adopted by tho
house 'this afternoon practically without any
discussion, the only break in the smooth
running of the committee report being
Cone's motion to Insert the word "net" In
referring to the weight of packages to ba
stamped on the outside. This, however,
was voted down and the rest waa merely
a matter of Klllen of Gage movlnaj to adopt
committee amendmonta and taking tha
vote. The amendments reported by the
committee were to section 8, relating to tha
misbranding of packages and another to
Include the recommendations of tho dairymen-New
Clnnae In Bill.
Instead of section 8 as passed by the sen
ate, upon the recommendation of the whole
sale and many retail merchants the follow
ing was inserted:
Section 8. That the term 'mlsbranded,"
aa used herein, shall apply to all drugs, or
articles of food, or articles which enter
Into tha composition of food, the package
or label of which shall bear any statement,
design, or device regarding such articles,
or the Ingredients or substances conts'-ied
therein which shall be false or mlsleat'l-ig
In any particular, and to any food or drug
product which Is falsely branded aa to the
stnte, territory, or country In which It ia
mnnufactured or produced.
That for the purpose of this act- an
article shall .also ba deemed to be mis
branded. In case of drugs:
First. If it be an imitation of or offered
for sale under the name ot another axUnlr.
' Second. 1f the contents of the package .
as originally put up shall have been re
moved, In whole or In part, and other
contenta ahall have been placed In such
package, or If the package fall to bear
a statement on the labeli of the quantity
or proportion of any alcohol, morphine,
opium, cocaine, heroin, alpha or beta
eucalne, chloroform, cannabis lndloa,
chloral, hydrate or acetanllide, or any
derivative or preparation of any auch sub
stances contained therein.
Provided, that nothing in this paragraph
shall be construed to apply to the com
pounding of family or domestic recipes;
the dispensing of prescriptions written by
regularly licensed practicing physicians, .
Veterinary surgeons and dentists and kept
on file by the dispensing pharmacist, nor
to such drugs aa are recognised In the
United States pharmacopoeia, and whlcU
are sold under the name by which they are
so recognized.
In the case of food:
First. If it be an Imitation of or offered
for sale under the distinctive name of an
other article.
Second. If It be labeled or branded ao
as to decleve or mislead the purchaser, or
purport to be a foreign product when not
so, or If the contents of tha package aa
originally put up shall have been removed
In whole or In part and other contenta
shall have been placed In such package,
or if It fall to bear a statement on th
label of the Quantity or proportion of any
morphine, opium, cncalne, heroin, alpha
or beta eucalne, chloroform, cannabla In
dlca, chloral hydrate, or acetanllide, or any
derivative or preparation of any auch aub
stances contained therein.
No Short Wright.
Third. If In package form, and the con
tents are , stated In terms of weight or
measure, they are not plainly and cor
rectly stated on the outside of the pack
age. Fourth. If the package containing It or
Its label shall bear any statement, design,
or device regarding the Ingredients or tha
substances contained therein, which state
ment, design or device shall be false or
misleading In any particular; provided, that
an article of food which does not contain
any added polMonous or deleterious In
gredients shall not be deemed to be adul
terated or mlsbranded in tha following
First. In the case of mixtures or com
pounds which may be now or from time to
lime hereafter known as articles of food,
under their own distinctive names, and not
an imitation ot or offered for sals under
the distinctive name of another artlole, If
the name be accompanied on the same label
or brand with a statement of the place
wiiere paid article haa been manufactured
or produced.
Second. In the case of articles labeled,
branded or tagged so as to plainly indi
cate that thuy are compounds, imitations
or blends, and the word "compound," 1m-.
llatlon" or "blend," as the case may be.
Is plainly staled on the package In which
it Is offered for sale; provMed, that the
term blend as used herein shall be con
strued to mean a mixture of like sub
stances, not excluding harmless coloring
or flavoring Ingredients or used for tha
purpoae of coluring end flavoring only.
And provUlKd further, that nothing In this
act shall be construed as requiring or
compelling proprietors or manufacturers of
proprietary foods which contain no un
wholesome added ingredient to disclose
their trade formulas, except Insofar as the
provisions of this act may require to secure
freedom from adulterations or misbranding.
As soon aa the bill Is passed by ths
house it will be returned to the senate for
concurrence In the house amendments. Aa
the house was so unanimous for the amend
ments it is thought the senate will take
the bill aa It la returned to It
Cone Agalaat Antl-Pnss BUI.
Tha senate antl-pasa bill went through
the house aa amended by the committee
of tha whole the other day without any
trouble. Cone of Saunders being the only
man voting In the negative. Cona explained
that he was for the house bill and would
not vole for the senate bill aa amended.
When the live stock commission bill, a
measure to cut down the fees charged by
live stock commission men, came up for
third reading In the house, Clarke of IXiug
las moved that It be Indefinitely postponed.
Clarko male a lengthy argument In favor
of Ms motion, explaining that he himself
waa quite a shipper of live atock and waa
satisfied with tbs small commission charged
him for disposing of his stock. Ha ex
plained also that he had not' gotten busy
on thla bill lc the committee of tha whole
because ha waa interested In a maasura of
Jjuucb creator IukkUmi U him tan rlg