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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI NO. 270.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 29, 1907.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
HAY DAY TO BE QUIET
Fnrtr Cloudi oa Industrial Hon ion Than
for Kant Years.
RELATIONS ARE GENERALLY HARMONIOUS
VNutilj All Trads Aimmnti ia (hictco
Est Ires Benewed.
MANY SCALES SIGNED IN ST. LOUIS
Thr Will Bs Ne InUnnption sf Enildine
la Monad City.
BRIGHT OUTLOOK IN NEW YORK CITY
Beslnalnc of Outdoor Ceuuit ruction
Find Metropolis Without Appre
hension ( Serious Labor
CHICAGO. April 28--The relaUons be
tween employers and employe were never
So harmonious In Chicago as now. In the
past on May 1 there has alwaya been aotne
ort of struggle going oa between the labor
Dions and ths employers In Chicago, but
this year there Is scarcely a cloud on the
Industrial horizon. Every union In the
building Industry, with the exception of the
structural lion workers, has renewed con
tracts with employers, and the Iron work
ers expect to reach a settlement without a
atlke. Machinists have demanded an in'
crease of 'Jb cents In wages, but the Indica
tions are that there will practically be no
trouble In putting the new schedule Into
eiTeot. Most OI tne miner urme in n
have ala-mflcd a willingness to grant the
demand and If any strikes ars called May
1 they will be confined to Individual firms.
Agreement a covering all the woodwork
ers' mills and factories have been entered
Into so that there will be no trouble In
that line of Industry, while the brlckmakers
are now holding conference with their em
ployes and will undoubtedly reach a set
tlement before next week. Most of the
unions of the teamsters are working under
agreements and little trouble Is expected In
that direction. The railroads, which re
cently granted Increases to the men ln the
train service are now doing the same In
their mechanical departments.
M. Laala Beetles Signed.
, ST. LOUIS, April . Employer and La
bor leaders of St. Louis and the southwest
report labor condition better for May 1
this ysar than for many years past. Prac
tically all wage scales In St. Louis and the
surrounding territory tor WO miles are
igned. In St Louis alone this Includes
120,000 union men. The unions allied with
the Building Trades' council here are all
Igned for the year with the exception of
a very few men employed in small shop.
There are about J0.00O men In these union.
Other branches of trade show similarly good
conditions. The brewery workers, who
were on a strike a few month ago, are now
igned. as are alao ths other Important
BcaaHoyeva and father leader say their
lWlll be nothing this year In local rtrclee to
.'hinder a great building activity and that
1 ' on May 1 there will be cause for Jollifica
tion (or laborer and employers alike.
Drlarht Oatlook la New York.
NEW YORK, April . The opening of
the out-of-door construction season finds
Mew York, both city and state, without
apprehension of serious labor troubles. In
the building trades, especially, prosperous
and reassuring conditions prevail. There
It a large and well-met demand for both
killed and unskilled labor, due to the ex
tensive private construction projections
now under way and the tunnels, railway
terminals and other undertakings of a pub
lio or quasi-public nature. This content
ment la generally reflected In the manu
facturing and Industrial centers and, be
yond a few localised and sporadic strikes,
ths labor situation 'Is regarded as brighter
than for many yeara.
ew Small Strikes ta Boston.
BOSTON, April 28. According to officials
of the worklngmen's organisation, the con
dition of the industrial situation May 1
Will be marked by fewer contests than for
inany years. In the building trades sev
eral small strike are threatened In . a
number of cities, but In Boston there
promise to be little suspension of work
In any branch of industry.
The building laborer' unions, the mem
bers of which are unskilled, have re
quested new wage rates. It Is understood
prospects for settlement without a strike
The painters of eastern Massachusetts
ars endeavoring to establish a uniform
wage of 13 a dsy, minimum. In metropoli
tan Boston, but there will be no strike,
a the wage question will not be adjuated
The most serious condition existing In
Boston la due to the strike a month ago
of the teamsters. In New England at
large thsre are several causes tor unrest
In eottoa mills, and it Is said an attempt
will be mads to advance wages In Fall
KUver some time next month.
. Little Troahl ta Plttabnr;.
rrrrsB vrq, p.. Apni &-M&y day
here Is expected to pass off with fewer labor
dlaxnite than in previous years. Hereto
fore considerable difficulty has been experi
enced between the workmen and building
trade, but this year so lee have been
tgned and the men are apparently satis
fled. With the exception of the machinists'
demands it Is believed all wag dispute
will be amicably adjusted. " The machinists
are atrtkmg fur an Increase of wage and
barter hours. At two foundries the men
are now out and the trouble may become
general unless the union seals Is agreed to
by May L
little frletlon la Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA. April tS.-May day,
according to present indications, will pass
In this cltgr with lltUa friction between
workmen and employers. With few excep
tions the agreement under whlrh the union
mea are working are acceptable. At a
meeting of the Central Labor union today
It was said there would be few labor trou
ble. The small unions In the building
trade have secured all the concessions
asked for and the carpenter and painter
have but alight difference. Many of the
larger Anna have agreed to give the men
what thar ask and labor representatives
ay thsy believe the difference will be
Settled daring the week.
Trenble la Saa Praaelee.
AN F7ULNCISOO. April .-The ap
proach of May 1 find Ban Pranolsco facing;
serious labor trouble. Eleven onion. In
cluding every branch of the metal trades,
have ca'led meetings to be held between
now and next Tuesday night to consider
the refusal of employers to grant an eight
hour day with nine hours' pay. A vots
will h takaa to deoide whether the aten
JCnanM4 Sooofad PA
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
Monday. April SO. 10OT.
1907 April 1007
SUM "OS TUt WtO TWII "I SA
I 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 0 10 II 12 13
14 15 10 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 '
mRErsT pod rnR9KA Fair ;
monnay, except snow or rain in inr ......m.-
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runu.noi r'-'i ' !
east, fair In west portion, colder In south
east port ton Monday; luesuay,
warmer In east portion.
Temperature at Omaha yenterday:
Hour. Deg. Hour.
6 a. m 35
6 a. m 35
T a. m 36
8 a. m 31
a. m So
10 a. m... 86
11 a. m 36
11 m 87
1 p. m ,
2 p. m
S p. m
4 p. m sa
6 p. m 38
p. m M
7 p. m 38
8 p. m 88
p. m 88
Secretary Taft speaks at laying of corner-stone
of new Young Men's Christian
association building at Dayton, O. He
pays a tribute to the good work of the
association In Philippines. Forto Rico and
the canal zone. Pag 1
Industrial horizon la practically clear
and there Is little prospect of any serious
labor trouble on May day. Page 1
Salt Lake City street railway service
suspended because of strike of 1B0 em
p'oyes of Traction company. Par 1
Island railroad will today ask
'o meet short line rate between
1 Lincoln made by Burlington
stern. Page a
ed at Plattsmouth against
attorney to test antl
- llln murder case at
pass law. r
Grand Island ' and case will go to
the Jury this ev ..lng. Fags 1
Nebraska council of the United Com
mercial Travelera will meet at Hastings
Friday. .Pagre a
Postmaster General Meyor prepares new
schedule of pay for rural carriers. The
Increase Is graded and ranges from 9 to
25 per cent. Page 1
Commissioner of land office Issues new
rules for the selection of public lands by
states under educational and other grants.
Vlctr Rosewater, In address before Mu
tual Interest club at Zlon Baptist church,
says there Is no negro problem In Omaha
that present colored population cannot
solve. Pag S
New bills at the theater. Pag a
Rev. Thomas K. Hunter, D. D., closes
his pastorate of three yeara and seven
months at Dundee Presbyterian church
and declares the pulpit vacant. He goes
to Bellevu college. Par S
Michael Stepanek, saloon keeper at Sec
ond street and Boulevard, arrested on the
charge of selling ltquo? on Eunda, by po
liceman disguised as a laborer. Paga.s
Coloney of colored people I planted on
public land in Cherry county. Nebraska,
and promlaes success. Para 1
COmtGiTXi BX.TJPPS AJTO IOWA.
Andrew Carnegie will give 11,000 for
new pipe organ for St. John's English
Lutheran church, on condition that church
raises like amount. Para 3
Iowa railroad coramlsaloners withhold
preliminary hearing on question of Joint
freight rates May 8. Par
Fly and bait casting contest to be held
at Court lived Beach. Par 8
St. Louis ...
St. Louis ....
lS1cux City .
Srit. Louis ..
1 SU IxuiIh ...
i Cincinnati ..
S Kanscis City
4 MiiwauKee .
St. Paul 6 Ix.ulHVllle
MOTXICXbTTB ' Ajr STEAMSXIPS.
NEW YORK il . . . j
LIVERPOOL ....Cdrl! ..
CIGARETTES AGAINST DISEASE
Hoke and Duchess of Cosassfht
Smoke to Banish Small,
pos at Canton.
CANTON, April 28 (Special.) When the
duke and duchess of Connaught were her
a few days ago the Duchess and Prlnceaa
Patricia were compelled to smoke cigar
ette almost incessantly as a preventive
against disease. The duke never ventured
out without a cigar in his mouth.
Smallpox la very prevalent In th city,
and owing to th extreme laxity of the
sanitary regulations, persons who have
contracted the disease often remain out
of door and mingle with th crowd In
X-RAYS IN A NEW FIELD
Dlasaosls la Tuberculosis May
Made Easier by Device of
BERLIN, April 28. (Special. )-At th Oer.
man noenigen Kay congress, now siiung
in Berlin, a remarkable serle of picture
ha been exhibited which represent the
first s jccesnful attempt to photoraph th
The Inventlo by Dr. Koehler of Wles
badnn. It Is bei, ved, marks an Important
epoch In the dia.iols of tuberculosis and
other maladies of th respiratory or cans.
Bars Rear Stanton.
STANTON, la.. April W (Special Tele
gram.) Th large barn of Hal Hansen, four
nule southeast of her was struck by
Uaiitnlnr Sunday and burned to th
ground. Ten horse. ora bull and several
calve were burned to death and a larg
quantity of grain and feed wa destroyed.
The loea la 110,000, partly covered by Insur
ance. Roaldeao at Beatrice.
BEATRICE. April 28. (Special.) Th real
dene of 11. J. Dobb. located east of th
postofftc, and occupied for a number of
years by the Misses Georgia and Ella
UI,h.r.U.n Hp. .am. War. m,mm ..nlull. -
" V T , ' T 7 ' ""
Jee,T V. "
placed at ti 000, fully covered by linn r ipsa
TJm origin of th fix us uuknowa
IIAMLIN EVIDENCE IS ALL IN
Both fidei In Grand Maid Murder Cue
Znt f ttnrdar EYSilnf.
CASE GOES TO JURY THIS EVENING
Arraaveate "Will Consume its or
Eight Hoars, After Watch Chars
to Jary Will Take Consid
GRAND ISLAND. Neb- April II. (Spe- j
i rial. The fate of John Hamlin, accused of
the murder of Rachel Engle. will be In the i
nanai or the Jury tomorrow evening, i
Both the state and the
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fair, I the contending counsel will argue the case, , been made that arbitration had been ! agricultural colony along the placid wa
I the speeches probably taking up six or 1 agreed to by both aides. This followed I ters of ths Pacific in California for the
elsrht hours. The Instruct inns It la be-
i lleved will be quite voluminous, there be- I
Ing Involved several somewhat Intricate
points of law.
The last dav was a strons- one for the ,
state. It was begun with a few wit- I
nesses still for ths defense, the first of '
whom was Dr. Ornf hn owner of a orl- .
vate sanitarium at St. Paul. He r.nswered :
both the defense's hypothetical ques- ;
tlons "insanity" and "Immediate death" i
riving It as his opinion, upon the facts
assumed In the queatlona, that Hamlin
was Insane at the time he fired the shot
and Incapable of distinguishing right
from wrong, and that ths death of the
girl was caused by gangrene, caused by
the broken catheter. The defense con
tends that but for this accident the
wounded girl might easily have lived the
"year and a day," thus relieving their
client of of the charge of murder In the
first degree. The witness on croM-exam
Inatlorf admitted that the wound made by i
the bullet necessarily reduced the vital
ity of the girl, aa it paralyzed all func
tions of the body below it and incapaci
tated them to throw off the system's
Experts Cross Kxamlned.
"If the fact should be," asked Attorney
Prince, In cross-examination, "that Ham-
ltn had no headache nr nalni when ha did
the shooting, or Immediately prior thereto ;
would that change your conclusion." I
"It would be a different premise and
would dispose of that part." ,
"If It should prove true that he had
previously made threats to ehoot the
girl, would that knock out part of the
ground upon which you base your con-
would be a different pre
One Manley, in Jail on the charge of
burglary, was next sworn by the defense
to testify that Hamlin acted peculiarly,
and especially so in the last few days,
walking much and mumbling In his walk
about the Jail, being restless and not
On cross-examination he stated that th
restlessness was quite what might be ex
pected of anyone facing what Hamlin was
now facing. The defense here rested, but
the state recalled Hamlin to the stand
for further cross-examination. Attorney
Thompson demurred and desired the de
fendant bo excused from testifying fur
ther because he was not feeling well. It
was assured that the cross-examination
would not be long.
Attorney Prince, for the state, asked : inclination to credence to the report Mex
hlm if l had not testified that, after his jean troops are being mobilised on the
fllrht on the night of the third. It was ' Guatemala frontier, which I believed to
the next morning that h first regained ; be highly significant, though the War de
consclousness. and found bis clothing I partment ha stated that this I only a
soiled by vomit and his mouth frothing, move to Insure strict neutrality and to
and .if he did not remember stopplnr at a ; protect Mexican Interests against any re
certain house to get In out of the storm mote danger from moraudlng band,
and rain, and if he did not eat breakfast Reoorts are current here that Minister
Hamlin replied that he did not remem
ber, but might not have made It clear
when on the stand a few day ago, that
he once awoke In the night for a short
time and was conscious, that he was then
lying on the ground with his face down,
and had vomit on his coat and his mouth
was frothing. When next he clearly re-
, I membered anything It was In th after-
Rami la at Tress Room.
Attorney Prise then summoned Mrs.
Troups, who lives on a farm six miles
from Dannebrog, and asked her to stand
up before Hamlin and requested Hamlin
to look well at her. Hamlin did so, but
declared that he did not recollect ever
seeing her, becoming somewhat Irritated
at the further cross-examination.
Mrs. Troupe then took the stand and testi
fied that early on ths morning of tho 4th
she wa awakened by knocking at her door.
The lamp had been left burning. It wa
a rainy and stormy night and very dark.
Upon opening the door the defendant
asked to be let In to get out of ths storm
and said that he wa working for a big
ranchman at St. Paul and. being stranger.
had become lost In the dark. Hamlin waa
permttted to stay and slept till morning on
the floor. While breakfast was being
prepared Hamlin went near the stove to
"u.JLo;h'nJ:,"'' cJJh,?f rr wet -
uu uiuiuii win. it ... umuo me sxove
after remarking about the rain and had
his head bowed somewhat. Soon there
after he arose, went to hla coat, which he
j had hung over another chair to dry, took
, from it pocket some paper and letter
and opening th Ud of th stove burned
them. At breakfast he at bread and but
ter, with coffee and potatoes, pork and oat
meal. He remained about the house all
morning, sometime going out and look-
ing in a southerly direction, toward Grand
Island. H asked her th distance to St. continued ill health. He will seek re
Paul, to Iannbror and to Grand Island. 1 cuperatlon in the mountains of Switzer
and remarked that he thought he would ' land. General Juan Vincents Gomes, first
go to Bt. Paul to catch a train for his ! vie president, will succeed him. i
home at Wood River.
Durinr . breakfast
they talked about the carnival at Grand
isiano, men in progress, ana be stated t
that b bad been there. About noon he
I sked If he conld have some lunch, wa
. ,iVen th same, and offered to pay the
I woman for hr trouble. He had a bleyol.
but left th house welkin- and laalin. ,.
The examining attorney asked her about
hla manner, and ahe said It was natural,
but the defense objected here and the ob
jection waa sustained, the witness never
having aeen him before and not being
competent to testify whether hi manner
was natural or not.
Th state then Introduced M. Kent, th
Up-father to th dead girl, who testified
that he had employed Hamlin for quite
a considerable time and there had never
been any trouble between them.
Mr. Jones, a coal dealer, by whom Hamlin
had bean employed at different times,
testified that he had never heard Hamlin
complain of any shooting pain In hla head
or of any other Illness.
Mr. Kent, mother of Mis Bngi, teetl
fied that ah had frequently been in Ham
lin's room, where he kept a revolver In
& AAteiei. n Am n n p a I Km - . . .
horn a year almost and she had
oonr-tlo. with him. H hd
STRIKE IN SALT LAKE CITY
Traction Employee Go Oat and Street
Railway Service la
HALT LAKE CITY. April 2B.-A strike
was declared on the itrt car tinea of the
Utah Light and Railway company today,
4f0 men walking out. Numerous scenes
of disorder followed- attempts made by the
company to operate a few cars with non
union crews and all efforts to maintain
eren a partial nerrtoe were aoon aban
doned. Determination to strike was reached by
the men shortly before 4 o'clook this raorn-
Inf. The vote In favor of a strike was
unanimous, over 100 who were present of
me mw. iutui uu .uuiui vuuub
their vote. The calling of the strike was
a complete unrtse. as announoement had
several conferences between Mayor Thomp- :
n and a committee of cltlaens on the
one side and President Bancroft of the
company on the other. Mayor Thompson
on Friday carried to the men assurances
that Mr. Bancroft had agreed to arbitrate :
the wage question now and other matters (
This was satisfactory to the men.
yesteraay sr. oancron aen.eo mat
h to arbitrate anything but
wage scale. This announcement
caused the strike.
WRECK NEAR PITTSBURG
Locomotive and On Coach of Wabash
Train Fall Into Charier
PITTSBURG, Pa.. April 28. Two men
were killed and WO passengers hsd a
thrilling escape on the Wabash railroad
todar when the en?"e nd ne J,a"'nf!r !
coach of westbound train No. 27 left the
tracks near the Brldgevtlle station and
plunged into Chartler'a creek, forty feet
5??L9.N SI?V 28lnlr' Rock ?,tt'on-'
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The train was crossing a trestle over
Chnrtler's creek when, without warning.
the engine suddenly leaped from the rails;
and shot to the stream underneath, taking i
the first coach with it. The coach was I
smashed to splinters. There were, a Is
happened, no passengers In the front coach,
The coupling between it and the second
coach was broken when the engine left
the mils. None of those In the three re.
malnlng coaches knew of the accident or
realised how close they had come to death
until several minute afterward, when the
cars, deprived of motive power slackened
their speed and stopped.
MORE TROUBLE IN GUATEMALA
Report la Mexico Cttr that Mexican
and American Legation
CITY OF MEXICO, April 28. Extreme
Indignation haa been caused here by the
report that the .American and Mexican
legations in Guatemala City have been
toned by a mob at pveral hundred men.
Instigated ta do the .act by-agents of
i President Manuel Estrada Cabrera of
! Guatemala. There Is evidently a strong
I Gamboa, representing Mexico In Guate-
mala, has left that country and crossed
! Into Mexican territory as the result of
friction with Cabrera's government.
WTTTE DENOUNCES COUNCIL
Former Premier Tells I'pper Russian
Reus to Follow Dnma'a
ST. PETTElRffBURO. April 28. Count
Wltte, the former premier, in a character.
Istlc speech In the Council of the Empire
dealt with the question of statute In re
gard to experts assisting committees in the
Duma. He took an advanced stand to a
certain extent, bidding for liberal support,
criticised the paralysis of the Council of the
Empire and said It wa unworthy of be
ing called the upper house.
"What sort of an institution 1 oars?"
asked Count Wltte, "drifting aimlessly,
avoiding its work, afraid to assert its will
or proclaim its existence. Let us follow
the Duma' example and take part In the
country' business; otherwise we will be
' swept away as a useless piece of state
Count Wltte' step Is hailed with
proval by the entire liberal press.
! PRESIDENT CASTRO TO RETIRE
Report that Executive of Venesuela
Will Give t'p HI Office
NEW YORK, April 28 The Tribune to
morrow will say: President Clpriano Caa
tro of Venesuela, according to Information
received here from two Independent sources.
will retire from office on May 23. Although
this date might suggest here soma other
. causes for his retirement, th reason 1 hi
Party Returns from James River Trip
on Mayflower Sunday After
WASHINGTON. April 28. Returninc from
the visit at the Jamestown exposition and
the day's holiday on the James river. Pres
ident Roosevelt and party returned her on
th cruiser yacht Mayflower this afternoon.
Ail the party were well. The Mayflower
wa later than expected.
TABLE ROCK. Neb.. April .(8pe-
cial).-Rev. Hugh P. Cooter. pastor of the
Presbyterian church at this place, since
October last, wa married, Wednesday
svenlng last, at Benedict, Neb., to Mis
tola Pearls Hanna at her home Ir. th.
. , . , ,
city. The newly married couple arrived
aero on Friday afternoon and were tond-
ered a reception and banquet at th
Knight of Pythias haTI.
LOGAN, la.. April S (Special.) The
marrlage of J. E. Harmon and Pearl Stew-
art oceurred her recently. They are both
Plataa younr perapi and will reseda oa a
liana csw itunAb,
COLONY OF COLORED PEOPLE i
Eettlemest Beinr Established in Cherry
CointT on Publio Land.
DOZEN FAMILIES FORM NUCLEUS
Soecess of the Bnterprte la Predicted
by D. Clem Deaver, Wh Uaa
Conferred with the
Booker Washington may have hla splen
did Tuskegee Institute down In Georgia
where he trains the mind and hand of
the colored man In that most useful and i
practical of all pursuits tilling of the
soil; the Salvation Army may have Its
poor white man unable longer to combat
tho oppression of the squalid cities of
facturers may have their little family
municipalities where their employes hap- j
pily and thriftily live on the co-operative ,
plan all these Institutions are thriving ,
and are commended, but now comes Ne-
braska Into this movement .if social j
amelioration and plants what yet no
other state has ever attempted, a colony
for colored people.
The Nebraska colony Is designed not by
the stats or national government, nor
along lines specially of public benefac
tion, but it is nevertheless to be a colony
of colored people If the colored people
take hold as they now promise to do.
Located la Cherry County.
Up in the south central part of Cherry
j county that county which exceeds in da
! main several New England states vast
i tracts of publio land are available to col-
ored people; every negro who wants
Wome a farmer Mn obt4, M0 of
this land, and by thrift and industry es
tablish a valuable home for himself and
The nucleus for this colored colony haa
been formed with about a doaen famlUea.
nuinberlng mure than thirty persans. This
settlement is about ten miles west of
Brownlee along ths North Loup river on
Und a lar"9 Part cf whlcn wa" Uiro,'n
opn t0 aeltlement as a result of the
recent. nd grabbers by
me iniieu oiaies government. i ueau
dozen families are taking on themselves
the task of bringing other thrifty col
ored persons Into that territory and es
tablishing a wide and well populated
aiea of their own race.
D. Clem Deaver, general land agent for
the Burlington route, went up into that
country last week at the request of these
colored persons for a conference with
them for the purpose of devising ways
and means of promoting this enterprise.
He returned yesterday and la enthusias
tic over the outlook.
Clean Set of People.
"Those people have struck on a fine
plan, it seems to me," said Mr. Deaver,
"and they are going about their scheme
In a business-like way. I met them all.
and was most favorably impressed with
their Intelligence, moral character and
ambition. They wanted me to help them
locate the cancelled sections in "the Im
mediate vicinity of their colony aad to
get other good colored . persons to join
them. We had our conference at Hal
sey. "Three carload of good for this set
tlement were shipped to Thrdford, last
week- The shipment consisted of house
hold goods, farm Implements, horses,
cows, hogs, chickens; one family having
three crates of chickens. One most ex
cellent feature of this colony Is that sev
eral of the pioneers are practical farm
ers. They have been renting land fur
ther east and have learned the lessons of
frugality and Industry, as well as the
methods of successful farming.
Room for Hundred Families.
"I think there 1 enough vacant land In
that locality for 100 families. I have no
doubt other families will soon embark
for that 'new country.' We have in Ne
braska several settlements of white peo
ple of different nationalities and every
one of them is prosperous. My Judgment
is this colony of colored people In Ne
braska is the pioneer step of a movement
which will work a tremendous trans
formation in the social status of the col-
It will be watched, I believe.
! with more than ordinary Interest all over
"The. leaders of this are determined
to have a colony of men and women
who are honest, thrifty and ambitious.
It will be no place for the sluggard, the
parasite or the immoral man. The pro
cession will move too fast for him and
the atmosphere will be too uncomfortable
for hts happiness."
VAIN ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE
William Harry Flint Alms at
Heart, but Hit HI
Left to ear for th shooting gallery at
30 Douglaa street while the attendant wont
to supper, William Harry Flint, aged 43,
tried to shoot himself through the heart
with on of th target rifles at I o'clock
yesterday afternoon, but failed to touch
the vital organ, the bullet entering the
stomach. He said he wanted to die because
of ill health. He wa taken to the police
station and attended by Surgeon Arnout
and Harris, arterwara Deing removed to
the Omaha General hospital for an opera-
Uon. The wound may prove fatal.
Flint came to Omaha from Kansa City,
where he lived on Bell street before that
thoroughfare wa taken up by stock yards.
Hi lived at th European hotel. Tenth and
Howard streets, until a few dsy sgo, and
was a barber in Fred Lowrie' shop next
door to th shooting gallery, which also
belonged to Lowrie. He waa alone at the
time of the shooting and was discovered
by passersby lying on the floor.
EXPLOSION NEAR ST. LOUIS
Two Volunteer Fire Plajhter Killed
and Eight Other Badly
ST. LOUIS, April 28. Albert Zimmerman
and John Becker were killed and eight
men were Injured today at Luxemburg, a
uburb of SL Louis, by an explosion of
dynamite while they were attempting to
extinguish a fire in a small building. Sev-
ral of th Injured are In a eerlou con-
The polio are working on the theory
.i.- . . ,,
that the fire was of incendiary origin,
Reeldenta of the neighborhood had no
i knowledge of dynamite being in the build-
Ing. When th flames were first dlsoov-
i ered many men joined in the effort to ex-
' tlngulsb them, ths suburb being without
an engine company. Suddenly an exploulon
j from within the building demolished It,
killed the two men and badly injured eight.
Lveral tucr were UfuUy hurt.
public land for the states
New Roles for Selections I'nder Grants
for Educational and Other
WASHINGTON, April . The commis
sioner of the general land office has Issued
Instructions to registers ami receivers of
local Innd offices concerning the selection of
lands by states anil territories under grants
for educational and other purposes, under
regulations approved by the secretary of
the Interior last Wednesday. Under the
now regulations, the state.s will be permit
ted to make Indemnity sch.ol land selec
tions In lieu of fractional portions of le
gal sukv Ivfslons, which heretofore has been
prohibited, and notice of all selections
made by the state la required to be pub
lished In a newspaper of general circula
tion In the county where the lands selected
are situated. A few other minor modlflcit.
tiona are made, designed to facilitate the
selection of lands by the state officers
Instructions also have been Issued to local
land officers regarding the disposition of
lands withdrawn from cool entry, both as
to lands known U lie within a known coal
field and lands outside of such field. The
local officers will be furnished with geo-
logical surveys, township maps showing
lands will be. received. Lonrix heretofore
withdrawn from coal entry and not re
leased will be considered as "coal lands."
Coal filings mado within sixty days prior
to withdrawal from coal entry may be
compiexoa wiinin tno time presennea oy
the statutes, lees the time from date of
such withdrawals to date of special writ
ten notice of the flllns: of maps and lists In
the local land office. Lands not coal lnnds
may be entered under any of the public
land laws applicable to the particular
POSTMEN CARRY REVOLVPRS
Letter Carriers Have Permission to
Shoot Doers aa Means of
The United States government has taken
a hand In the dng situation In Omaha.
Cnptaln Palmer, postmaster of Omaha,
alarmed at the way the dogs are picking
out his carriers as marks for their teeth,
has secured permission from Mayor Dahl
man and Chief of Police Donahue for his
postmen to carry revolvers, and henceforth
Tlge had better look out as to his victim
or he mlgrht run against a snag.
Captain Palmer says It Is now up to the
people of Omaha who own dogs to keep
them locked or chained, as his carriers
have full permission to shoot the first dog
that makes a false move.
When asked If his men were to be trained
In pistol practice, that passing citizens
would not be shot Instead of the dosr, the
captain laughed and said that the marks
manship of Uncle Sam's men was notorious
all over the country.
The duties of the mailman compel him
to enter wverybody'a yard, and In doing
this they have become acquainted with
most of the dogs, but during these days
of dog scares the dogs do not seem to
distinguish between friend or foe, and
neither will the mailman henceforth. Here
after the dog which come toward th mall
man with a friendly greeting had better
stay away, for hie motives might b mis
takes and ft ta liable to bocome a mark
for th mailman In his target practice.
GIRL APPEALS TO THE LAW
Mere Child Makes Charge Acalnst Maa
. of Fifty Who la Under
John Hess, 1619 Jaokson street, aged
about 50 years, was arrested yesterday
by Detectives Ferris and Dunn on a se
rious charge brought against him by a
14-year old girl, Goldle Metzger, of Coun-
ell Bluffs. According to the story of the
girl, her home was in Missouri, where
her mother died, and the father deserted
her. She was then sent to an Institution
in Council Bluffs, but did not like It there
and ran away Thursday, coming to
Late In the evening, becoming tired and
not knowing where to go, she said she
stopped a younr man and asked him
where the Salvation Army home Is, but
he said he did not know and asked Hess,
who happened to pass at the moment.
Hess, she alleges, told her to go with
him and he would take her to the home,
but Instead took her to his room where
he told the landlady she was his daugh
ter. She was obliged to share his
quarters that night, but afterwards was
provided another room by the landlady.
The girl at first gave the name of Ver
nle Williams, but later confessed to her
right name. She was taken to the De-
- . : , t. n.nt,.il.- tMn.. va...
ienwon u... """"""" " "
stein and Hess was locked up on a statu-
MORE PAY FOR RURAL CARRIERS
Graded Schedule Provide for In
crease Ranala- from Nino to
Twenty-Five Per Cent.
WASHINGTON, April 28. Postmaster
General Myer ha approved the detailed
adjustment of salaries of rural free de
livery carrier, as submitted by Assistant
Postmaster General DeGrew. The new
schedule, which will become effective July
1 next, will make a graded Increase in th
compensation of carrier of from 8 to 25
per cent, baaed upon the number of miles
traversed. The readjustment adopted, with
the increase of upwards of R,o')0,ono made
in th. .nnmnrtntlnn bv ronirreM. will In
volve an aggregate expenditure for rural
service during the next fiscal year of nearly
j $M oon.ooo. Thes chedule follow
Route of 24 or more miles. WOO per an
num; 23 to 24 miles. S4; 20 to 22 miles,
SSlt; 18 to 20 miles. f720: 19 to 18 miles, IftO:
14 to 1 miles. tr.0; 12 to 14 miles. $004;
10 to 12 miles, W8; t to 10 mile. $432; to
8 miles, fm.
ENGLISHMEN WHIP BLACKS
Three Are Fined for Pnalshlna;
Nettroea Accused of Insulting
NAIRORL ADril 28 (Special.) Nairobi
' naa t, j,,,. u. trouble, entence having
b r,BatA on ih9 prominent Engllsh-
men crloniata. for participating In the pub-
llo flogging of three negroe who were
aiiCgei to have Insulted ihree white women,
Captain F. S. Grogan, president of the
r-,.ii..-- . ...ici. t inn nrl fm. frr M.
" ' .
walk from Cape Town to Cairo, was sen
tenoed to one moath'a lmprlsonmsnt and
a nna cf rjo; Mr. Bowker and Mr. Oray,
both large landowners, to fourteen days'
Imprisonment and a fine of $85; Mr. Flchat.
a land agent, to fourteen days' Imprlson-
merit, and Ernest Low, proprietor of ths
j Nairobi Btur, to seven dsys' imprisonment.
These sentence wen Imposed under
I Uoa ia of th Xadlao peosi aodo.
TAFT TO Y. M. C. A.
Secretary cf Var r peaks at lajiec
CerDeretsr.s at Dayton. Ohio,
ASSOCIATION GREAT AID TO THE ARMY
Eoferenoe Wade to Work in I hilippines
and Porto Bico.
CLUB HOUSE IN THc CANAL ZONE
Arrangement of GoTertimfnt with T. H
0. A. it rVeadei
RETURNS TO CINCINNATI IN EYENIN6
pThls Mornlnc He Will Speak at Vnl
verslty of Cincinnati and This
Evening to Boelaesa Men's
DAYTON. O., April 29. Secretary of War
William H. Taft delivered the principal
address here today at the laying of th
cornerstone of the new building of the
Young Men's Christian association. He
Iso handled the trowel as the stone wag
iowerj lnt0 lu piaco ana smeared the
mortar like a master mason.
The secretary. In company with his
brother, Charles P. Taft of Cincinnati,
arrived here at noon. Ills friends had
planned a parade of olvlo soclitles, but
by the wish of the secretary this was dis
pensed with. Tho cornerstone exercises
were preceded by a luncheon. At the as
sociation building addresses ware given by
W. H. Thresher, H. A. Wilbur and Rev.
W. J. Bhuey of Dayton, besides the speech
delivered by the secretary.
Secretary Taft was given a natter
ing reception by about 6,000 people. After
expressing appreciation of the Invitation
to be present at the dedication of "this
great new building to the high purposes
of the Young Men's Christian association,"
Secretary Taft said:
"The great advantage of the institution
Is that after long experience It haa come
to b conducted on th most approved
business principles, and while it furnishes,
on the one hand, an opportunity for the
contributions of those who love their fel
lowmen. It furnishes on the other an ex
ample of assistance to those who need
assistance which does not discourage self.
help by oreating a spirit of dependence in
those who enjoy the benefits.
Association Aids Army.
"Another characteristic of the associa
tion is Its nonsectarlan religious quality,
it believes In the Christian religion, I tol
erant, liberal In its scope and knows no
denomination, no race, ro politics. Th
truth Is, the growth of the Younr Men'
Christian association has been an evidence
and at the same time assistance to the
growth of tolerance among all denomina
tions." Secretary Taft said that he thought It
not especially appropriate for him to de
liver an address on this occasion, oa he
bad not been, particularly ldnutlfled with
Young Men'a Christian association wurk,
"But when 1 remembered," he said, "th
usefulness of this association in the army
of the United Btatea, In the Philippines
and on the Isthmus of Panama, I felt that
I should be falling not to render testimony
upon the scope of the operations within
my official cognizance. I had to put my
self 7,000 miles from home really to know
the power for good this association ex
erts." The secretary referred to the work which
the association was doing for railroad em
ployes and to the fact that congress had
given authority to the secretary of war
to srant permission to the Young Men'a
j christian association to maintain on all
mllltary reservations such building aa It
might require. He said that army officer
In the United State and in Porto Rleo
and the Philippine had been enjoined to
aid the association In every proper way
and that excellent result ' are being
Y. M. C. A. Work In Tropic.
"But nowhere," the eeretary said, "la
the opportunity for the usefulness of tho
Young Men's Christian association greater
than among the Americans In the Phtllp
nlnes. Porto Rico. Cuba and Panama. It
j Is Inevitable that a great army of Amerl
i can who go first to our tropical de-
tendencies, a long distance from . th
United States, should be wanderinr and
He pointed out that even staid and up
right men of good habits at home often
yielded, when In the tropics, to the temp-
j tatlone to drink and otherwise dissipate.
1 ' . . . , a . ,hh, ,
i This was due In a measure, he thought, to
a lack of amusement and home surround
ings, "Nothing contribute more to th up
port of the view of opponent In our
plans of progress than the presence In
Manila and other cities of dissolute Ameri
cans, whose example la anything but edify
ing and who form an object lesson to en-
force the claims made by our opponents '
that there I nothing of value In American
civilization for them to follow. Their
people are generally a temperate people, aa
most tropical people are.
"Now, the way to avoid ' this la to fur
nish a place In wtlch the leisure hour of
American can be psssed In rational and
moral pursuit. The Young Men' Christian
association Is the most effective Instrument
to this end that we have. Recently, Mr.
I Unit of the association raised In this
, country $8n,000 for the construction of a
. building In Manila, on condition that fA0"0
should be added by the cltlsena of Manila.
It apeaka highly for the public aplrlt of
the association and others In Manila and
for the energy of the agents who repre
sent the association In Manila, that In a
very few days after the offer becam
known, 142.000 was raised and thlgenerou
nterprlse hss become a completed thing."
Clnh House In Canal Eon.
Secretary Taft said that In the canal
sone, the canal commission had con
structed four club houses, one each at
Culebra, Empire, Gorgtana and Cristobal,
and that a plan had been devised whereby
the commission, working with the young
men's association, will manage these and
other similar buildings In labor centers.
j The commission furnished the house and
will give them proper Ilbrarie.
i In closing, he said:
' Some question hss been raised as to
I whether the expenditure or this money
, was within the authority of the commls-
alon. I haven't the slltchtest doubt about
It. The authority of the president Is to
build the canal, and he has. therefore, the
right to expend the money In any way
necessary to that purpose. This Is a great
enterprise. Involving the moving to the
far distant tropics of a colony of from
30.(n to li.VG persons. To render the per
sonnel efficient. It Is ahsnluielv nec-sfcrtrv
that thy 1 surrounded by the Influence
to keep them In a moral and physical
stats which will make them effinisnt la
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