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1 HE UMAHA JUA1JLY JoEE
VOL. XXXVI NO.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MOUXIXfl, APRIL 23, 1007 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
WILL FLOOD BIG MINE
Fir Egging- if Homeitak. Workings is
STREAMS TO CE TURNED INTO TUNNEL
Whitewood Creek and Greater fart of
Spearffch E rer to It TJwd.
OPERATION WILL TAKE NINETY DAYS
ITonth Will E Heeded to Fill Workian
and Iw Men the to Drain Ihem.
LOSS TO COMPANY IS ENORMOUS
" Already Over One Million
Dollar and Will Probably Be
at Ieeet Two Millions
I -RAD, B. D., April 22. (Special Tele
gram.) Fire In the workings of the Home
stake mine has reached such proportions
that It will be impossible to quench It by
ordinary methods, the accumulated gas
making It Impossible for the men to work
In the levels, where the flro la raging. As
a last resort It has been decided to flood the
mine and to this end the entire volume of
Whltewood creek will be turned Into the
mine through the Savage tunnel, flowing
In at the S"0-foot level.
Whltewood creek at this time of ytar
carries a large volume of water and this,
with the greater part of Hpearflsh river,
Will be turned Into the mine. It la ex
pected that It will take at least thirty days
to flood the mine to the 300-root level and
sixty days to drain the workings of water
after it has accomplished Its work. For
the nest thirty days it Is expected that
there will be a complete shutdown in all
departments of the mine.
The loss to the company since the fire
started a month ago has been over $1,000,000
and It Is estimated that it will be double
that sum before the mine is again in work
FORMER JUDGE ENDS LIFE
Joseph B. Moore Shoots Himself ns
Result of Despondency at
Lend, 8. D.
LEAD. 8. D.. April 22. (Special Tele
(ram.) Joseph IS. Moore, former judge of
the circuit court for Lawrence county and
one of the best known Jurists in the state,
hot himself through the right temple this
afternoon, killing himself almost Instantly.
Despondency is given as the cause for his
action. He leaves a wife and three chil
His business was a lucrative one and no
cause other than despondency over, Ui
health can be assigned. Judge Moore was
one of the brightest lawyers practicing be
fore the bar of the county. Ha was about
47 year of age.
i ATA I,
Daniel Carroll Dead and Joseph Ryan
HURON. B. D., April II-(Special Tele
gram.) Daniel Carroll, lineman of the
Western Union of Algona, la., was burned
to death In the destruction of the Avenue
restaurant by fire this morning. Joseph
Ryan was seriously burned and otherwise
Injured, but will recover. Other had nar
row escapes. The building was owned by
A. J. Biik and was fully Insured. The ad
joining brick block, owned by J. T. Breen
and occupied by Fuchs' saloon and the
C. D. Eager restaurant, was damaged
Fight Over Illegal Fences.
GRAND ENCAMPMENT, Wyo., April J3.
(Special.) Illegal fencing of the govern
ment domain almost cansed a tragedy In
this section a few days ago, when Louis
Ounst, jr., tore down a portion of a wire
fence erected and owned by his neighbor,
Peter Verplancke. The Injured rancher
waited upon Qunst and with an ax de
- tnanded that the fence be restored to Its
original condition. Qunst procured hi gun
and brought Verplancke to a halt. The
nsst dajr Varplancka had Ounst arrested,
and the latter retaliated. Both were placed
under bonds and the government agents
have been asked to remova the Illegal
Hunter Accidentally Shot.
8TURGIB. S. D., April . (Special Tele
gram.) William O orlen, Jr., of Sturgis,
aged 19, while out shooting yesterday after
noon with several comrades, met with a
serious accident. A rifle in the hands of
one of the party went off accidentally, the
ball entering the left shoulder and Is sup
posed to be lodged In tho spine, causing
paralysis from the waist down. Hie condi
tion Is serious and recovery doubtful.
Oil Near Garland.
OAKLAND. Wyo.. April S2.-(8peclal.)
Oil and gas have been struck at a depth of
f90 feet In a well being put down here by
Montana parties. It Is a gusher and
(pouts forty-two barrels of oil per day.
Other wells will be put down at once and
a boom In the oil business la expected.
Killed by PMe Driver.
PIETvRS, 8. P.. April Jl (Special Tele
gram.) W 1111am Coggln, foreman of one
of the pile driving crews out on the end of
the 11ns. was killed by the hammer of the
pile driver falling upon him. The body
T taken to his old home In Madison tor
Jadrre's Illness Delays Court.
STl'BOTS. 9 D.. April 3 -(8peclal Tele
gram.) Th Meade county circuit court ad
. Jjurned this morning on account of the
lllneae of Judge Rice. U reconvenes May IT.
LYNCH LAW IN POLAND
nationalists linns Socialist They si.
aert Waa Guilty of Killing
I.OPZ, Russian Poland. April B-L,ynch
law hsa been Inaugurated by ths nation
als to put an end to the socialistic out
ru if here. Having raptured one of three
socialist who murdered a 15-year-old girt
the nationalists took their prlsonor to the
ojtsklrts of this city, tried him. sentenced
Mm to death by hanging and carried out
1-sst week's victims of nationalist and
socialist fights totaled twenty-three killed
and fifty-seven wounded. The majority of
the casualties were among the socialists.
eUBABTOPOL. April .-Ttae petitions
for the tranifer of Geueral Nepuleff, com
n.and.r of tr.e fortress here, to some other
tommand have resulted in his appointment
tu oommand Kovno fortress, but the revo
lutionary committee declares that the gea
ewri WU1 sews leav gebaatunul ailva
SUMMARY OF TliE DEE
Tuesday, April 2.T p V'
4 5 6
II 12 13
18 19 20
25 26 27
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28 29 30
FORECAST FOR NF.FRA8KA Tuesday
and Wednos.la v fatr.
FOHKCAHT FOR IOWA Fair Tuesday,
except showers in southeastern p'jrt.ou.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Hour. Dee. Hour. Or.,-.
6 a. m..
7 a. m..
8 a. in..
19 a. m..
11 a. m. .
1 p. m..
Fire In Homi-stake mine gets beyond
control and water from Whltewood creek
will be introduced at SOO-foot level, flood
ing the lower works. Page X
Rucf trial Is resumed at San Fran
cisco, rags 1
W. O. IoiiKiaa, assistant loan cl rk of
Trust Company of North America, who
co-.ifessed to taking 150,000 In bonds, may
have tuken tJOO.OOfl. Page 8
Report of committee appointed by
Minnesota legislature, says property of
Chicago Great Western railroad Is worth
about one-nfth of par value of all Its
securities. Page a
Secretary Taft returns to Waehlngton
after spending a month In Panama. Cuba
and Porto Rico. Page 1
United States supreme court decides
that bank stock Invested In United States
bonds Is not subject to taxation. Paje 1
Abolition of army divisions brings
about a general shakeup in army assign
ments, which Is likely to bring General
Carter to Omaha. Chief North of the
census bureau explains his estimates of
Nebraska population. Page 1
The Hamilton trial at Grand Island Is
postponed until Tuesday on account of
Arbor day. Fags 3
Cornerstone of $50,000 Young Men's
Christian association building laid at Fre
mont. Page 3
Rankers hold conventions at Fremont
and Norfolk. At latter place a lively tilt
was on between Senator Randall and Sec
retary Hugheu of the Stute association
over legislative matters. Page 3
Burlington road tiles report which
shows an Increase In gross earnings In
Nebraska of $3,000,000 and net earnings
of an Increase of $800,000, which is $3,051
per mile for branch lines and all. Page 3
Kearney citizens have prepared papers
and will file them In the supreme court
today to test the veto by Governor Shel
don of the Kearney Normal appropriation
bill. It is alleged the veto was not filed
In time. Page 1
Because of the demands of Nicaragua
on Salvador peace negotiations In Hon
duras are delayed. Page 1
Strike of sailors on Caspian sea threat
ens to deprive Russian factories of fuel.
In Woman's Realm Timely pointers
are given to women who buy meat us the
experience of those who know. Page 5
Several large contracting firms are
competing for the construction of the
Young Woman's Christian association
building and will submit bids Wednesday
noon to the architect. Page T
Foreign corporations are tardy In com
plying with the law requiring publicity
of names of their agents on whom legal
service can be had. Par U
Manager Goerlite of the Conreld Opera
company praises Caruso and condemns aa
a damnable outrage the monkey house
Incident. age B
Lincoln wins the second game of the
series from Omaha by poundlns; Hall for
thirteen hits. Fag 4
New York Nationals shut out Boston.
The winning run was made In ninth In
ning. Page 4
MOVEMENTS Or OCZAJf gTXAMBXXPS.
Port. ArrWe4. gitied.
. Minnra polls
. Mcklnw ...
MORE LOTTERY INDICTMENTS
Eight flllla Returned by Grand Jury
at Mobile, bat Xamee Are
MOBILE. Ala.. April 22. Eight more In
dictments have been found by the United
States grand Jury, investigating the opera
tion of the Honduras National Lottery
company. The names of those Indicted will
be divulged on Wednesday, according to
United States District Attorney Ambrecht,
at which time the Jury will have concluded
Its Investigations In this city. The Wil
mington, Del., grand Jury to be Impan
elled Immediately, Is to take up the ticket
end nf the violations, all persons Indicted
here being subject to the re-lndlctment
by the Wilmington Jury.
PITTBBURG, Ta,. April 22. Samuel
Conkle, alias J. W. Clark, accused of hav
ing sold In this vicinity a large number
of tickets of the Sierra Madras Im
perial Ixttery company of Mexico, waa
arrested t.'ay at his home In Chester, W.
Va. T! esse wus worked up by post
office lni'j.eotors who, about ten days ego,
learned that many lottery tickets of the
g:erra Mndrua company were being shipped
from E.iSt Flttaburg to numerous points
In Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and West
W. J. BRYAN VISITS BOSTON
Nebraska Consults Bay State Demo
cratic Lea a era and Addreasea
IKBTONT, April H-Wllllam J. Bryan
visited Boston Jday and held conferences
with a number of leading democrats, in
cluding es-Governor Douglas. Mr. Bryan's
talk with, Mr. Douglas related to the tariff,
according to the latter. letter Mr. Bryan
spoke on "Problems of City Government"
before the Mayors' club. Mr. Bryan Is at
Kali River tonight, but will return here
tomorrow. Among o-her affairs on his
program for touiuirew is au edtiieaa at
SECRETARY TAFT RETURNS
Head of War Tepartxent Eack from Cuba,
Faiami oi Tort lioo.
FIVE DAYS SPENT IN CANAL ZONE
Foundations for On tun Dam Are Satis
factory sad Work Is Progressing;
Rapidly Praise for Gov
WASHINGTON, April 22 Secretary of
War Taft and party arrived at the Wash
ington navy yard on board the Mayflower
tonight, after an absence of exactly a
month in a trip that Included Panama.
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Cuba and Porto Rico. The secretary and
xt t : . , , , i . . , ,
Mrs. Taft were Immediate y driven to their ,
residence. Former Oovernor of Porto Rico
Heekman Wlnthrop and Mrs. Wlntlimp
were guests of the secretary on the re
turn trip. The others In the party In
cluded Representatives Burton of Ohio and
Do Armond of Missouri, Senator Kittredge i
of North Dakota and Miss Maggie Ide. !
The party arrived shortly after 11 o'clock,
loiter Secretary Taft gave out a statement '
In which he said he "found matters In
Cuba In what under the circumstances ;
must be regarded as a very satisfactory
condition." that ther. Is every ground for
nope mai rne p.an aoopteo ror a census.
preliminary election and a general election ,
six months inter, will result In the selec- ;
tlon of a president and congress who will ;
be able to maintain themselves and give !
Fianio ruie 10 me island, ana tnai ine oe-
lay In taking a census Is regarded by the
Cubans ns an earnest of the American
governmeit's desire to secure n desirable
government before It leaves, "so there shall
be no excuse for a second Intervention."
He says that next Friday he will go to
Cincinnati to attend a Tale club meeting.
will then address the Dayton (O.) Young j
Men Christian association and on Monday I
nieht n-m di,e .h. i I
the Cincinnati Ttuslness Men's club, return
ing to Washington by the following
Mr. Taft says that In Panama the en
gineers reported to him that the founda
tions for the sites of the locks wore en
tirely satisfactory and he discussed ad
ministrative matters he took up In Panama.
Secretary Tnft'a Statement.
Secretary Taft's statement is as follows:
We reached Colon March 80. We spent
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and
Weidrweeday on the Isthmus. The test pits
had been sunk on the proposed site of the .
locks, and the engineers. Messrs Noble,
Sterns and Freeman, made the examination.
They reported to me that the foundations
were entirely satisfactory, but they ex-
pwt to make a formal written report. I
al7!uaLth8 r"' of Colonel Ooethals.
qu.'Jrtlons aa to tho best means of con- ,' cl',a' fupl UB,J hV the factories In central
structin the dams, both at Gatun and at j Kussia. the stock of which (ordinarily re-
plenlshej during the spring floods, when
1 also held a long conference with the , h .. ... . . . . ,
Panama authorities in the presence of Sen- ! tho ol(r branches are navigable for big
ator Kittredne and Minister Squlrea, In re- j steamers Into the remote interior of Rus
spct to a number of matters which rveeded i sla) are now exhausted. Navigation will
reached a satisfactory agreement, which
will be formulated In subsequent corrcs-
I also heard certain complaints concern
ing the deallna, of the . Panama railroad
with Its lota In 0lfn. mviT took the mittr.r
under consideration rending a statement to
be made by the lot holders. I also heard i - 4W,
the applications of the steam shovel men I representatives of the oil companies that
and the section locomotive engineers and i no maaout Is available even for steamer
construction train conductors with refer- ' fuel.
ervce to their terms of employment, lnclud- i T - , , . ,
ing wages. I have forwardod a report tnl I-'a(,m Industrial magnate, have tele
thls matter to the president. What has graphed to the lower house of Parliament
happened In respect to this i do not know. ' asking that body to intervene.
speVi;VnUaS The president of the Moscow bourse. In
Mr. Rogers, general counsel of the Isthmian ! an interview today, expressed the opinion
Canal commission on the Isthmus the en- ! that a continuance of the strike woulil
glneers for the purpose of making further
report upon the technical question? whl.-h
I referred to them, and Mr. Rogers for the
purpose of pushing some condemnation Ml
gatlnn to acquire title to land which it has
now, in the profross of the work, become
necessary for us to take over.
Praia for Mngooa.
We left Colon on Wednesday, April S, and
reached Havana on Sunday, April 7. I spent
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednes
day In Havana conferring with Gover
nor Magoon, Colonel Crowder, Consul Gen
eral SlDltlk.ri mrA nl alan . - . 1 ,
the representatives of the various nolitl-
cal organisation and business and commer- mlttee, composed of thirty agriculturalists
riaLiP.'.0p!r .Huv'V,a- 1 . found mntyia i manufacturers and business men from all
In what, under the circumstances, must bo . ... . . .
considered a very satisfactory condition, P"rts o( tn empire, met at the ministry
and this Is largely due to the hard work i of the interior today to consider the pro
arid political capacity and level-headrdncs longatlon of the tariff arrangement with
of Governor Magoon. The result was that ,, D...
the conclusion was In effect one upon which ! ln nllea ote.
substantially all parties Interested agreed. I The majority of the committee le com
Tr" flwre STrtaln Questions that were sub. I posed of agrarians and large manufac
mltted by Governor Magoon and discussed i . l. . , ., . .
whlch await decision by the president or i turerg wno take the round thttt " ' un
by the department after my return. Just to extend to the United States the
General Harry and Goverror Magoon both j most favored nation treatment upon the
reported that order In the IMnnd Is excel- !Kai. -rH h ,1,
lent, and while there Is still a good deal i ba8ls offered and tnat lf the arrangement
of suppressed political feeling snd excite- 1 must be accomplished a delay as long as
ment I think there Is every ground for hope ' possible is better than Its Immediate Be
that the method adopted of tsJdng n census '.,,.. ln order ,n ,ha, ,
and holding a preliminary election and then j -ePtanc'. ln oraer t0 create tha Impression
a general election six months later will re- j
suit In the selection of a president and a '
congress Who Will be able to malnt in '
themselves and give a sWble rule to the;
Conditions la Porto Rleo.
We left Havana midnight of April 1ft, and
reached Porto Rico on Sunday. April 14.
We spent four days In the Island and had
there to consider, at the Instance of Rlshop
Jones of Porto Rico, some questions which
are still pending of property between ths
government and the church and also some
military questions ns to the abandonment
of certain posts In the Interior snd the
adandonment to the civil government of
some property In San Juan now used as a
hospital for the army.
The two political questions that are made
the subject of frequent dlscuswlon for the
lack of something else In the present happy
condition of the people, are the question of
cltlxenshlp and the question whether the
executive council shall be elective.
We have been away a nvinth. I have
therefore have nothing to say on politics.
GCLDFIELD MINES ARE OPEN
Miners Who Have Been on Strike for
Several Weeks Resume
OOLDFIEIJ"). Nev.. April 22. As a re
sult of the settlement effected last even
ing between the mine owners and the
miners, the mines were thrown open at
1 p. m. and all the mines that could find
workmen enough started with a full fume
During the strike hundreds Of miners left
the settlement becomes generally
for outside camp, to prospect or find tern- i "y . .1 . .f V a. ,hlrtr-n""
porary work, and th. dl.trlct I. short 64 ' VT" f".. t "gh ,OUn-
mlner.. but these miners, together with ? 7 "J. '
...... o" i" '" naiuruay nignt. ine owner
other., are expected into the camp a. soon of the ..... ,, k- rrollf.rt ,. I
BAR ON THE JJNWRITTEN LAW
St. Louie Judge Befusea to Allow Men
who Believe la It to Serve
ST. LOUI3. Mo., April C.-Flfty-three
men out of a venire of 100 summoned for
the trial ot Policeman Michael J. McNa
mara, charged with murder for killing his
wife and John J. Brophy. August 23. 19t,
were excused today by circuit court Judge
Bale after they had sworn thsy believed In
the "unwritten law." Each of the fifty
three said he would refuse to vote for
conviction lf the "unwritten law" wm
plaadsd la UcNatnara'S da(eae
FIVE JURORS IN RUEF BOX
Fight Men Kxrnaed on Peremptory
Challenge and One More Is
SAN FRANCISCO, April 21-The first
four of the twelve Jurors who will try
Abraham Rucf on the charge of extorting
Iftrffp Mum nf munnir fmr.i lha Pronh 1
tnuranta nf San Francisco, under the al
iened threat as political boss, to deprive
them of their liquor licenses, were secured
today and sworn In. The eight others com
posing the probationary panel were per
emptorily challenged, three by the prose
cution and five by the defense. As only I
two names refnulned on the special venire
list of fifty, tomorrow will likely see the !
loiiln. . A . i I
I "U,"B " fnifim er.ii,ii .rnur, uri rnr i-
tating an adjournment of one or two days.
,f , i,,,j . , , . '
. V ... Ito.mi i 1,1111111(7 iiirr Jul y 1'J
end of the week and to begin the actual
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trial of Ruef by the tak ng of testimony !
, , , .
i not Inter than next Monday.
A new line of questioning was developed
; today by the defense In the rross-examina-
I tlon of talesmen, both those who had been
passed into the box as qualified and others
who had not yet been subjected to the i
qualification tests. Ruef's counsel desired '
to know whether the Jurors who attended
the earthquake anniversary banquet at the
Fairmont hotel on the night of April 18
had absorbed any bias against their client !
from the speeches of District Attorney
lMngAon Hnd AM,Rtant piot Attorney
PnpJr , wh,rh Rupf Rn(J othrr R d
j,.aftprl, werP vKoroll((,v denounced,
0n ,h ,echnrn, unA thnl JjHnnn I
,nd Hpney dd nt thg ur
ORS( (of tortlon) hut mrelv n(.nonn(.p(, ;
Ruef and his associates generally as graft
ers, the challenges for ratise laid by the de
fense against the Juror-banqueters were not
allowed by Judge Dunne, and they retained
j The number of Jurors In the box was In
creased to five Just before adjournment
by the tentative acceptance of Juror Davie.
D I JPCi I a CAPCO CIICI rARIiatrf
HUbblA FACES FUEL FAMINE
Strike of Snllora Makes Impossible
ST. PETERSBURG, April K. -Russian
industry Is being plnced In a critical situa
tion, owing to the continuance of the strike
of sailors belonging to the naphtha flo
tilla on the Caspian sea. The efforts of
Baron Taube, chief of the gendarmerie
corps, who has been detailed to deal Inde-
pently with the strike, have not been suc-
Only ten of several hundred tank steam
ers are in operation and both sides are
ddfternilned to continue the strike. The
on residue, known as mnxout, is the prln
the reservoirs below Astrakhan, which sup
ply the river steamers, are empty and ths
shippers are unable to take advantage of
the short period of high water. A veritable
panic has been psvclpltated on tte Ka-An
i Kr,nr k h .. v..
force most of the factories to suspend.
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i whlch ould ,brow hundreds of thousands
of men out of work.
GERMANS CONSIDER TREATY
Majority of Economic Committee Said
to Be Hostile to United
! BERLIN, April 22. The economic com.
n me l nuea eiaies mat tne arrangement
waa adopted with great reluctance and that
,). trade re?iilaHnna l,ti.,un h .
116 lraaa rf,ulatln tatween the lnited
States and Germany rest on a precarious
basis. The eventual acceptance of the ar
rangement is regarded aa certain.
It was reported tonight at a late hour
that the economlo committee had accerted
the provisional agreement with the United
States after a debate lasting (even hours.
Japan Haa Kerr Proposals.
TOKIO, April 22. According to the Japa
nese Mall the Japanese delegates at The
Hague peace conference will present a
aeries of Independent propositions, among
them being the conclusion of conventions
. , ,h. ".,,, - .... -o""nvionB
toT th conduct of ttlea on land and at
i u" mines in commercial routes,
I the use of wireless telegraphy between be-
! moTy- the use of neutral ports for bel-
! ltgerent purposes, methods for declaring
i th Pntn of hostilities and tha llmlta-
lion oi armaments.
Assassination at Seoul.
LONDON. April 22. A dispatch from
Toklo today announced that M. Pack Young
Wha, chief of the board of audit of tho
Corean imperial household, was assassin
ated at Seoul last night. He formerly was
nrsi secretary ot tne corean legation at
! Russians Drown In River.
1 ,8T,' t'ETERSBURG. April 22.-R was defl
of ros negligence.
GIRLS USE THE FIRE ESCAPE
Chicago Ele-vator Conductor Reacuea
Forty-Five Before He Is Over
come by Smoke.
CHICAOO, April 22,-Fire damaged to
the extent of tO.OOO a building at 130-0
Wabash avenue today. Twenty girls,
employed by the Healy Muslo company,
were obliged to leave the building by
means of the fire e3capes, but none were
Injured. Horace Manley, la charge of the
elevator, made repeated trips with hi. car
to the upper stories and rescued forty
five girls. Manley finally wa. overcome by
auioke aod waa carried out fe fletuca.
CHANGE IN ARMY COMMANDS
Bricadiar General Carter Likely to ent
U Department of the Missouri.
GENERAL SHIFTING OF THE ASSIGNMENTS
Director North of the Census Bureau
Makes an Explanation of His
Eatisaates Regard Inar Ne
(From a Staff Correspondent.) "Jt,UP'"Jn I"enworth and some in Atch-
WAS1UNOTON. April 22.-(Speclal Tele- on Thr ' !!Mllty of the brew-gram.)-Wlth
abandonment of divisions of ; brln given their property If they
the army on July 1. including the Atlantic I withdraw from Kansas and agree to stay
division, embracing the Department of the ! 0UV , '
embracing tne ueparc- ;
mrnt of the Iakes and the Departments of
the Missouri and Dakota; the Southwest
ern division, embracing the Departments of
tb- nliirA- th Inrlflr division.
. . ' . . . ;
embracing the Departments of California
and Columbia, and the Philippine division.
embracing the Departments of I.uxon, VI
sayns and Mindanao, there will be a shak
Ing up all around In the several depart
ments which will be retained as now.
In all probab ty Brigadier General W 11-
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1 am H. Carter, now In command of the :
' ' . , , ' . . . ,,,nrt
' . . ' . , . i order preventing the companies from mov
to the command of the Department of the
Missouri, with headquarters at Omaha.
While army offliMals were reticent today !
regarding General Carter's assignment to
the Department of the Missouri they could
not deny that It was extremely probable I
in view 01 ine mci int uc iw onwi. .
have asked for the assignment. Then,
again. It is generally understood Major
General Frederick D. Grant, now ln com- j
mand of the Department or the r.ast, win
be transferred to the Department of the
Iakes. It being the wish of General Grant
to go back to his wife's home Chicago and
there reside upon his retirement- As there
is a vacancy In the Department of the
Missouri caused by the death of General
Wint, It would seem but natural that
General Carter should be given the billet
which he desires.
General Ionard Wood Is slated for ccm
mand of the Department of the East, with ,
heodqunrters at Governor's Island, on the
transfer of General Grant to the Depart
ment of the Lakes. There are three great
departments In the army Department of
the East, with headquarters In New York;
Department of the Lakes, with headquar
ters at Chicago, and the Department of
California, with headquarters at San Fran
cisco. These three Important departments
wlll be commanded by Major Generate (
Wood, in the first instance, Orant In the j
second and Funston. who attains the rank i
of a major general in the very near future.
With these assignments pretty thoroughly
understood other departments of the army
will be commanded by brigadier generals,
or, should an occasional major general or
two turn up he will tnke "pot luck" with
the Junior officers In assignment to depart
Two Brian dlers to Retire.
Brigadier General William 8. McCaskey.
now In command Of the Department of
Dakota, la flue to retire October t Ii7.
when he will reach the age of 64. Briga
dier General Constant Williams, now In
command of the Department of Colorado,
retires May 25. 1OT.
Mortli F.Tplalns Ilia Figure.
Director North of the bureau of census
was today shown an editorial In The
Omaha Bee of April 19, wherein the census
bureau Is severely criticised for estimates
of the population for the year 19P, as
compared with the census figures of 1900,
especially as It relates to Nebraska. After
a careful reading of the editorial Direc
tor North authorized the following state
ment: 1 have examined the statement made
In The Omaha Dally Bee of April- 19, in
regard to the census bureau's estimate
of population for the state of Nebraska
for 190B, ana note that It criticises' us for
not estimating the total population of the
' state In 1800 Instead of using the federal
! fnv that venr. Tt Is a well known
fact that the elevennth census was padded
to an extent that we cannot compute or
even guess at, estimates going all the way
from 75,000 to Sno.ono. but It Is Impractica
ble for us to alter the 1W0 census figures
I for the state of Nebraska as It would
j upset all estimate, of the United States
I based on results of the eleventh and
! twelfth census, which are the only figures
we have, and, until the thirteenth census
Is taken I will ha obliged to continue to
! use the 190 end 1900 census figures.
South Omaha Mnt Changed.
"Your statement that the census bureau
has corrected the 1890 figures for Omaha,
Lincoln and South Omaha Is slightly in
error, as the figures for South Omaha were
not changed. We did, however, make an
estimate of the population of Lincoln end
Omaha, based on the census of isso and WO,
which was 102, AH less than the 1S90 figures.
I do not believe, however, that Omaha had
86,538 people ln 1590, and that Lincoln should
have been credited with 2.5S. In order,
however, to make the figures check, It
was necessary that the total estimated
population of the state ehould be equal to
that of the cities plus the rural dlstrlcta
An estimate nf the population of the state
of Nebraska, based on the tenth and
eleventh censuses, would probably be far
from the truth as It would how but T58.S51
or 90.305 less than the number returned by
the census enumerators. I can hardly
agyee with the statement that the census
of Nebraska was padded to the extent of
SCO.") at the census of ls.w. as you will
note, that the Incrsase for the state of
Kansas during that decade waa only 42.37,
or 8 per cent and, assuming the percentage
of Increase would have been the same In
Nebraska, the gain would have been S1.RS0.
"I would also coll your at. ntlon to the
fact that from 10 to 1! thirty-five coun
ties ln Nebraska, many of them In the
western part, decreased In population.
While some of these decreases were due to
padding ln 1S90, I do not believe it was all
caused by fraudulent work. The conditions
mill naVP vi pmoirni -J ...
state of Iowa and part of Minnesota have
that have caured loss of population to the
undoubtedly affected to some drgree the
growth of population In Nebraska.
"The cities ln Iowa, In five years from
Ert to 16, Increased 48.4F2. while tha state
showed a decrease of 11.803: consequently,
the rural districts must have decreased In
Ave year, at least 70 JSi, so that It Is not
Impossible for the rural districts of Ne
braska to have decreased ln population
SS.O00 since lfcJO.
"The fraudulent work done be enumera
tors of 1S90 has been a great cause of em
barrassment to thl. office and. while I am
aware that bad work was done, I cannot
make any estimate that will allow for the
flnltkua returns made at the eleventh
census. I am sorry the state did not avail
Itself of the provision In It. constitution,
under which it could have taken a census
ln IS, and thus corrected, to a certain
KANSAS FIGHTS BREWERIES
Supreme Court Will Appoint Re
ceivers for All Their Prop
erty In the State.
TOrFKA. Knn.. April 12. The supreme
court late this afternoon allowed the suit
of Attornry General Jackson for receiver
ship In the ouster canes against the brew
ery companies in Kansas. The court did
not name the receivers, but will do so in
a day or two. Attorney General Jackson
stated thst he did not know Just how
much property this receivership Includes,
but mentioned eight or ten sets of saloon
1 ilia m:iiin t'l iiir oreweries in maning lit.
defense came as a rrent urnrlse to the
, ,. - -
state officials, as It was understood that
the brewers were planning a hard fight.
The attorney general has a vast amount
of evidence against the breweries, show-
Ing tax receipts for wagons, horses and
. ' . .
harness, !ar fixtures and real estate, gov
ernment licenses made out In the name of
the brewery association or Its agents and
affidavits of officers In various towns. The
granting of a receivership today closes the
liquor Interests from Kansas. The at-
' .... . . ,
torney general has obtained a restraining
,"?, ,,, til nlfnl mirn.Vea
,,'. . , ' .
The suits were filed two weeks ago. The
br(,worpg neyer ob(alnfj a wn.e t0
, Kan.a. under th.
corporation laws and In addition that ths
business they were transacting waa un
lawful. KEARNEY TO TEST THE VETO
Papers Are at Present In Hands of
Clerk and Will Be Filed
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. April 22.-A suit will be filed
tomorrow in the supreme court to test the
legality of the veto of Governor Sheldon
of the bill appropriating JS5.000 for the
Kearney Normal school addition. A petl-
tlon for a peremptory writ of mandamus
directed against Secretary of Statu Junkln
to compel him to authenticate the bill ae
passed is already It, the hands of the clerk
of the court and will be filed ln the morn- !
Ing. The petition recites that the bill waa
received by the secretary of state at 2
p. m., April 11, that the legislature ad-
journea April ; wnereas tne constitution
provides that all bills must be acted upon
by the chief executive within five days
after final adjournment of the legislature,
otherwlso the same become law. without
the action of tho governor. A number of
persons, It Is understood, were in the office
of the secretary of state when the bill
wa. received, with the veto of the governor
attached, on April 11.
The attorneys ln the case are Oldham,
Hamer and Sinclair, all of Kearney. The
case Is entitled "State ex rel John F.
Crocker agutnnl George C. Junkln."
PEACE NEGOTIATIONS HALT
Washington Hears tha One Demand
of Xlcaraaou I. Reepoaal
ble for Delay.
WASHINGTON. April r2.-Advlce. re
ceived here today from Central America
are to the effect that the peace negotiations
which have been ln progress for the last
few days at Amapala have come to a dead
lock and It Is feared that a renewal of
hostilities Is Impending.
The difficulty appears to He In the Nlcara.
guan demand that Salvador shall be held
responsible for what has occurred, which
condition is not acceptable
Senor Corea. the Nicaragua minister
here, today explained to Assistant Secre
tary of State Bacon the Nlcaraguan posi
tion, which. In brief. Is a. follows:
Nicaragua feels that by It. Interference
between Nicaragua and Honduras. Salva
dor has made Itself liable for damages In
flicted upon Nicaragua and financial ex
penses of some part of the war. A. Salva
dor denied any such liability, Nicaragua, In
order to avoid delaying the present nego
tiations for peace at Amapala. propose,
that the question be submitted to President
Roosevelt or to some person to be designa
ted by htm, a. to whether Salvador Is liable
for pecuniary damage., and. If so. In what
ARCHITECTS HOLD SESSION
American League Gathers at
National Capital for Three
WASHINGTON. April 22.-The Architec
tural League of America began a three
day.' convention In thl. city today with
delegate, present from all section, of tha
country. Reading of report, and other
routine business occupied the morning ses
sion and In the afternoon the delegate, will
visit Mount Vernon.
Tomorrow the reports of standing com
mittees will be heard and ln tha afternoon
automobile trips through the city and a
reception by the president will be given.
The convention will close Wednesday
evening with a banquet tendered the dele
gates by the Washington Architectural
ENDORSEMENT FOR TUCKER
Stockholders in I nrle Sam Oil Com
pany Say the Corporation la
KANSAS CITT. April 22-One hundred
and fifty stockholders of the Uncle Sam
Oil company from Illinois, Iowa, Oklahoma,
Missouri and Kansas met here today and
passed resolutions endorsing H. H. Tucker,
the Indicted manager, and Insisting that
the company is solvent and should not be
reorganised. Manager Tucker suld that
he wou1'1 mmed.ately set In operation a
plan whereby he could raise 175.000 to be
used to secure machinery to refine the
crude oil now In the various refineries of
the company. Several of the etockholders
attending ths meeting today offered to
subscribe to this fund.
TWO CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH
Boy Seta Fire to House Sear Myatle,
Iowa, While Mother la
OTTl'WWA, la.. April tt-Two children
are dead and a third 1. dying as the result
of a Are which burned the house of Charles
bradaell, ln Mystic, near here. While
the mother was taking one child to school
this morning an older boy set a bonfire
wluuh set th. house ablaae aod U ehU
drea aouii nvt eece
CARUSO AND FARRAR
Hen Ceareid'i Two Moit Talked of Eoig
Birds Heard is Cmih.
AMERICAN DIVA IN ROLE OF NtDDA
Etr Trinmphi of Voioe and Beaitj Art
Eepeatsd at Vatinea.
CARUS9 DELIGHTS CROWD IN EVENING
Tamou! Trnor Heard in the Beautiful
MANY FROM OUT OF TOWN HEAR OPEJA
Omaha People Reinforces hy Vlaltora
from Adjacent Territory, hat the
Auditorium la Blar Enough
to Mold All.
Omaha and that portion of the west
within a aide radius of the city enjoyed a
surfeit of music of the high class by that
organisation of all In America capable of
interpreting the music of the great mas
ters, the Metropolitan Opera company of
New York, at the Auditorium Monday aft
ernoon and evening. For the second tlma
In two years llelnrloh Conreld Included
Omaha ln a western musical sortie with
hi. great troupe of great singers and hi
great orchestra, from the Metropolitan
opera house ln Gotham, and for the second
time an Omaha audience had an oppor
tunity of hearing the much-discussed En
The company, with M. Caruso and Mmea,
Alten and Farrar, In whom Omahans were
most Interested, arrived in the city Sun
day night und the first performance waa
given at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, th
second at 8 o'clock in the evening, which
composed the entire Omaha engagement.
Late Comers Dlstnrb Many,
The greater attendance was at the even
ing program, when "La Bohenie" wa. tha
opera, of course, and although tho In
formation that the curtain would rise at
8 o'clock had been thoroughly distributed,
a most distressing tardiness on the part
of thousands rendered the first act almost
unintelligible to those who arrived on time.
When the curtains were drawn aside for
the opening, not more than one-third tho
audience wa. present and seated, the rest
trooping ln within the next half hour,
causing the greatest annoyance to both
singers and listeners and calling forth un
complimentary remarks from persons at
tached to the troupe, who said the door,
should have been closed until the close of
the first act. However, the people seemed
to take the Interruption, ln good spirit
and eettled down to the full enjoyment
of the muslo when all had become quiet.
In the way of popular attraction, the en
gagement of the opera company wa. ac
corded a trifle less attention than two
years ago, when "Parsifal" wa. produced.
It was estimated Monday evening that
about 4.0U0 people were present, and not
mora than 4,200, while during the after
noon, when a double bill was offered, tha
attendance wa. 8,600. The balcony waa
given the greatest preference, but the lower
floor and boxes were sufficiently well filled
to make the cash receipts satisfactory.
Many Come from Afar.
The audience wa. a representative one
of the middle west. People came from long
distance, especially to be present or ar
ranged their business affairs so that they
might be able to be hero during the en
gagement. People from all parts of th
state, the Dakotos, Iowa Kansas, Min
nesota and even farther away, came to
hear the singers. The event was not one of
society people ln particular, but on. of all
the people. In fact, the absence of even
ing clothes was a notable feature of th.
second performance. The rr.atlnee attracted
more of the society women than did the
night performance, the lower floor and
boxes being well sprinkled with member,
of the city', first families and their guests.
ConrieVV. grand opera will leave Omaha
on the two special train, which carry the
entire outfit to Minneapolis and 8t. Paul,
this forenoon, to play an engagement there.
The matinee opened with the production
In Italian of the two-act opera of Pagllaocl
by Leoncavallo, with Miss Farrar as Nedda,
Mr. Bare aa Sanlo, Mr. Scottl a. Ton la,
Mrs Rcls. as Beppe and Mr. Blmard aa
Silvio. The singers were greeted with
every manifestation of the heartiest ap
preciation and were repeatedly called ' be
fore the curtain.
The matinee closed with- the fairy opera
of "Hansel and Gretel," an extremely pretty
production of three scene., by Kngleburt
Humperdlnck. The rendition was given la
German, with Mine. Mattfeld a. Hansel,
Mme. Tlten a. Gretel, Mme. Weed a. Ger
trude, Mme. Jacoby aa The Witch and Mr.
Gorlti as Peter. In the evening Puccini.'
"La Bohme" wa. tha bill with Caru.a and
Mme. Claparelll In the leading roles.
MISS FARRAR TUIlMPliS AS NEDDA
Her Wonderful Work the reslue ot
Yesterday afternoon and evening tha Met
ropolitan Grand Opera company, with lta
coterie of fajnous artist., held forth at the
Auditorium to some 6,000 people. The place
was not filled at either performance, but U
1. so huge that a really splsndld audience
la lost ln Its vaetnesa. For Omaha, and
the adjacent Interested towns the showing
was very creditable. A sign really should
be made and placed at the entrance of our
city, vis: "We are only flfty year, old." Itf
easterner, we seem to be clamed with St.
Paul and St. Louis. It I. very compli
mentary, but we can not always live up
lo the implication. The Conreld manage
ment seemed to feel that every mat In the
Auditorium should have been sold. How
glad would local music lovers have been to
wi true S3 such a state of affairs! As It was,
the audience here, perhaps, counted for
twice a. much In effort and appreciation
aa a lary-r one elsewhere. Alee! for the
dollars! Sentiment and adoration of beauty
are good things, but tliey won't pay sal
aries. We need here, as I have said often
bef re, more dreamers, more student, and
more true patron, of art.
"Pagllaocl" Introduced to Omaha for tha
first time Oera'.dine Farrar, the young
American prima donna who has reaped such
sensational triumphs hare and In Durope
during the twenty-five year, of her Ufe.
give has every gift that the gods give
beauty of voice, beauty e.f face and figure,
and Intelligence of a very high order. She
1. m the formative period. If her good
sense stands her In true faith she will
eventually develop Into a very greet artist.
She certainly has a spark of the divine
fire .mouldering In her cnsmoi Her Nedda
dominated th entire opera. While she wa.
singing and upon the stage It waa Impos
sible to look at anyone else. Tier recitative
after the Roll Chorus, with It. final burnt,
when .he U through with her ill dxeame a
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