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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI NO. 290.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 22, 1907 TWELVE PACES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
MONEY FOR MISSIONS
IribUrian General Aaemblj Aiki for
$1,100,000 for Tsar's Budget.
TEMPtRANCE FIGHT MOVES FAPIDLV
Mots to Prevent Minieten from Being; (fii
cen of Auti-Ealooa Leacne.
BiVISiON OF THE V.0FK SUGGESTED
Attenpt to Es Made to Leave Folitical
field t the League.
YCUNG MEN FOR MINISTRY SCARCE
Board of Education Sara Jfnmher and
Unnltt r of Candidates la Uc
creasing Many Palplta
COLUMnt'S, O., May a. The Presbyter
lun general assembly today received and
adopted a number of reports. Including
those of the Hoard of Home Missions and
the Hoard of Education.
The assembly also adopted a resolution
declaring that $1,100,000 Is the least sum
which the churches can be asked to give
to enable the board properly to carry its
work through the coming year.
An Interesting feature of the afternoon
session wus the prencntatlon to the assem
bly of the Rov. W. R. Evans, moderator
of the Welsh Presbyterian church, who
announced that a movement had been
stalled In that body looking to a union
with the parent church. The announce
ment was received with applause.
Developments In the temperance con
troversy aroused by the antagonism of the
Anti-Saloon league to the Inter-Church
Temperance federation came rapidly today.
The standing committee on temperance re
ferred all the overtures affecting the at
titude of the church toward the league to
the committee on policy, which decided to
recommend that no minister of the Pres
byterian church, as such, could be an of
ficer or member of the Antl-Suloon league;
that they could participate In the work of
that organization only aa individuals. At
the same time the standing committee on
temperance received and adopted a reaolu
tlun asking the standing committee to de
fine t! e duties of the permanent commit
tee on temperance which representa the
church In the Inter-Church Temperance
federation. The wholo controversy now
hangs on the definition of the dutlea of the
permanent committee on temperance. The
supporter of the Anti-Saloon league are
endeavoring to have the work of this eonv
mlttee confined to promoting Temperance
along educational and scientific lines, leav
ing he political field entirely to the Antl
B m league.
The standing committee today heard a
nui.ibor of persons. Including representa'
tlvea of the Anti-Saloon league, on the aub
tect and has prepand a rough draft of
resolutions which win De runner conainerea
tomorrow and will be, presented to the aa-
Bembty- -ftr-"hf rnooBfae-wWeh-atnaa
the report has been made a apodal order.
Ministerial Reorolta Scarce.
The Board of education reported that It
had enrolled during the year 7S8 young
men of whom 288 were new men and R30
renewals. The material Increase waa oc-
oounted for by the "reception of the candl
dates from the former Cumberland Pre.
"So far aa our own territory la con
cerned," aald the board, "the figures ahow
a decrease of forty In the Hot of renewals, j
" The DORra naa neen maue aware uii
lfs solicitude over the present period of
decline In the number and quality of candi
dates presenting themselves for the gospel
ministry la shared by the Board of Edu
cation of other denominations. Word ha.
coma fronY"1he' Episcopal, Methodist and
Lutheran bodies that the falling off, so
noticeable a few years ago. Is beginning
to have its direct eftVct on the church.
Dlssstlsfactlon Is felt In many' quarters
over the Inability of the churchea to secure
the highest type of consecrated manhood
for the ministry. Pulpit vacancies for dis
tressingly long periods are mora and more
notlctHtble and complaints are heard from
committees on pulpit supply aa their In
ability to fill satisfactorily the placet of
those who are dropping from their ranks
of tha ministry la with grave concern that
the church at large should know the facts
that In thirty evangelical theological
nmlnariea in our country, the church is
atmul 4KQ ?r.rn short cf the number studying
ten years ago, deaplte the country's in
crease of 1000.000 in population. There are
one-third less men studying for the min
istry of the Presbyterian church then ten
years ago, and yet the membership of our
branch of the Presbyterian church has In
creased during that period from l.OCt.OOO
to l.IM.OOO. Ten years ago, there was one
candidate In every $40 church members,
today there la one candidate for every
Ia It not therefore Incumbent upon tha
church to engage In Importunate prayer
In behalf of tha sons of the church, that
more of them may be led to turn a deaf
ear to tha solicitations of a commercially
prosperous age, and to consecrate their
talent to the work of .the ministry?
The receipt were $174,71.1 and the ex
All Obligations Met.
The Boar 4 of Home Missions reported
thut for the ninth successive year the fiscal
year has been closed with all obligations
met. This, the board says, wus th more
gratifying when It waa remembered that
during the year appropriations of 145,160
had been made for new work and 110,00)
had been given to the board of Missions of
of the Cumberland Presbyterian church to
be used in tiding over soma of their home
mission work, which, .by reason of tha
divisions on the union question, would
otherwise have suffered.
As In several years past, tha board had
been obliged to expend In new churches
and school buildings in the Islands and the
west a considerable sum, amounting this
year to fJ75.Mu. There had been no appro,
ctuble advance In the gifts from the
churches. In a time of great prosperity
this was the more to be regretted. It might
be partially explained by the fact that the
church contributed in special offerings
about $130.0u0 to rehabilitate and to aid in
the mission work cf California on account
et what waa suffered by the earthquake.
The board recommended that tha mis
sionary field be divided as follows:
First The district of the south and
southwest, with headquarters at St. Louis.
Second The district of tha northwest,
with headquarters at Minneapolis.
Third The district of the mountain atates,
' with headquarters at Denver.
Fcurth TI e district of the Pacific coast,
. with headquarters at Sun Francisco.
The board reommertded that the evsu-
Jo work should be constructive and
CmUans4 on gvcond Pa f
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
Wrdiniliir, May M. I1NT.
1907 May ioo7
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FORECAST FOR NEBRASKA Showers
Wednesday and cooler In west portion.
Thursday partly cloudy and cooler.
r UKECAST FUK IOW A Khowers vt eo
nesduy und wsrmcr In central and east
portions. Thursday showers and cooler in
temperature at umana
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Steamer Naomi of the Crosby line Is
destroyed by fire In middle of Lake Michi
gan. Four coal passers are roasted to
death and one passenger dies of injuria.
Slump in stock market ranges from
2 to 7 points. Union Pacific and Smelting
lead the decline. Fags 1
Presbyterian general assembly decides
to ask churches for $1,100,000 for mission
work. The committee on polity makes a
recommendation that no Presbyterian
minister be a member or officer of the
Anti-Saloon league. Friends of the league
start movement to bjave temperance work
In the political field, the standing com
mittee on temperance to devote Its efforts
to scientific and educational Jlnes. Fags 1
Three more peremptory challenges were
used in the attempt to secure a Jury in
Haywood case at Boise. It Is now pre
dicted that the Jury will be completed
Monday and that introduction of testi
mony will begin Tuesday. Page 1
Attempt to lynch negro at Reldsvllle,
Qa., results in death of six persons and
Injury of six others. Page 1
Passenger train, on the New York
Central runs Into the wreck of a freight
train and one person Is killed and others
Injured. Page a
Henderson man looking for tramp
thieves mistakes companion for one of
them and shoots him In tha leg. - Page 3
Attorney general files his brief In the
lumber dealers' case. Insisting it is clearly
proven there la a combination in restraint
of trade; School fund apportionment tor
May Is larger than any in the history of
the state, owing to the payment of back
taxea by the railroads. Page 3
Denver boosters stop at Alliance on
their tour of the northwest. Page 3
Robbers loot a bank at Whnnebago
while two men under guard In building
across the street watch them work. Men
suspected of doing the Job are arrested
later In Sioux City. Pago 1
Report, of the weather . crpjjbureau
how past weak was unseasonably cold
and dry. Rainfall of season to data la
less than one-quarter of the normal.
Convention of Irish nationalists In
Dublin votes unanimously to reject the
home rule bill proposed by the British
government. This action will force the
cabinet to abandon the Issue, aa further
concessions cannot be granted ' Ireland
without causing a dissolution of . the
Contract for the erection of the new
Henshaw hotel, which may be eight In
stead of five stories high, is let to the
Capital City Brick and Pipe company.
Omaha Is promised with the busiest sea
son of paving yet. Farnam and Douglas
atreeta are both nominated for new as
phalt. Page 11
Six Omaha boys who left Blees academy
are home and give an account of the com
pllcatkjna which have resulted In the Dis
missal of students and at least one mem
ber of the faculty. Page S
Dwlght M. Swobe, in city from tho Pa
cific northwest, saya demand for lumber
there ia greater than can be supplied, due
partially to San Francisco's rebuilding.
Strikes and graft Injuring 'Frisco. Page T
Judge Kennedy of the district court
finds that F. W. Fitch, attorney, is not
guilty of contempt of court and the dls-lis-rmeiil
itrwrfmlliigs ffubtlT Will ttr
dropped. Page T
Society1 Dr. and Mrs. II. M. McClana
han and Miss Katherlne McClanahun are
honor guests of some function each even
ing this week In -view of their departure
soon for Europe. Page 6
Brigadier General Earl D. Thomas la
Inducted into office aa commander of the
Department of the Missouri by General
A. W. Greely. Page T
. Council Bluffs Jury returns a verdict
of not guilty In case of Pat Crowe, tried
on the charge of holding up crews of two
motor cars. Pag 1
Don Entrlque, 16 and 20 to 1, won the
Preakness stake at Gravesend. Paga 4
Results of the ball games:
6 Dea Moines vs Omaha 1
8 Lincoln vs. Pueblo 1.
6 Denver vs. Sioux City 1.
t Chicago' va. New York 2.
6 Hrouk.iyn vs. Cincinnati 2.
15 Boston vs. St. Louis 6.
S Philadelphia vs Pittsburg 2.
S Philadelphia vs. Detroit 0.
4 Cleveland vs. Washington 1.
5 Chicago vs. Boston 1.
S St. Louis vs. New York 0.
Kansas City vs. Milwaukee 2.
10 St. Paul vs. Minneapolis 2.
4 Indianapoltf, vs. Columbus S.
Toledo vs. .'voulsville 6.
GRANTS A CHANGE OF VENUE
Jsi.s Smith Brings tha Kauffiuann
Murder llrarlaa; ta Abrupt
SIOUX FALI, 8. D.. May .-Judge
Smith brought the proceedings in connec
tion with the application for a change of
venue In tha Kauffmann murder case to
an unexpected end this afternoon, granting I
a change to the circuit court of Moody t
ceunty and fixing June 4 aa the date for
tha trial of the case at Flandrvau. Aa Im
partial trial In thi. county waa held to be
Mra. Orthwela Seeka Divorce.
ST. IH'1S. May a The Post-Disoatch
nia t . ..I v thnt Mrs ttuliih' OrthliMln ka.l
Tiled suit at Mount Vermin, Mo., asking
divorce from Ralph Orihweln. who was
ysr of th organization. The petition eon -
tali s the sole allegation that Ortlrweln de
sorted his wife fifteen months ago. Tha
Orihweln family la pruunueul socially ia
BL LeMda sokI woaJlhy.
NATIONALISTS REJECT BILL
Convention of Ir'ii Part? is Unanimous
Against Froposed Eome Bui Ueasuie,
GOVERNMENT WILL PROBABLY ABANDON IT
No Farther Concessions Can
Granted Ireland Without Cassis
Differences That Will Disrupt
DUBIJN, May 21.-The largest, most ,
representative and most harmonious con-
ventlon which over assembled in Irelanl-
today repudiated the plan for a lire
Irish council which waa all the -v,0.
government had to offer In .
Its campaign promises. 'V
the hope of any hop-,
the present Par)'
spilt in the gov6
ces and may
have far reaching
The temper of tr., convention was plain
from the beginning. No one had a word
to offer In behalf of the bill. Home rule or
nothing was the unanimous sentiment and
the resolution refecting the measure pro-
posed by John E. Redmond, commanded
The resolutions declared as follows:
That thl convention, representative of
Irish national opinion, which especially
"IV..: .'I,:' T,Vln' 7"l,'..o; I
tlons of Ireland or bring peace and con
tentment to our people but a measure of
self-government, which will give the Irish
peopl complete control of their domestic
That while we never wavered In our be
lief that It Is Impossible to produce any
logical or workable scheme for the ex
tension and development of popular power
and responsibility In Ireland short of the
concessslon of home rule in accordance
with a resolution of the national directors
0 1.. .. 1. E .1 l.l. . U I
our behalf, we have been willing to give
fair consideration to any scheme prepared
by the British ministers which. In their
opinion, would be "consistent with and
lead up to the larger policy" to which
they were pledged.
That having considered the lrmn coun
cil bill Introduced by tho government, wo
declare that it Is utterly Inadequate in Its
scope and unsatisfactory In Its details, and;
Diiuuiu in? lejeeieu ny ine irinn iihuou, uiuj
we regard the production or sucn a meuK'
lire by a British government pledged to
home rule as confirmation of the position
we have always taken, that any attempt
to settle the Irish problem by half-way
measures would be entirely unsuccessful,
and we call upon the Irish party to op
pose the bill In the House of Commons and
press the government with till their
strength and power to Introduce n measure
for the establishment of a nattv- parlia
ment with a responsible execut e power
over all purely Irish affairs, and at this
crisis In the fortunes of Ireland we unite
In Bupport of our representatives In Par
liament and enable them to effectively
press for the speedy and genuine settle
ment of the Irish question.
Natlonnllsta It eject mil
LONDON, May 21. The nationalist con-
ventlon at Dublin having rejected Mr. Blr-
rell'a Irish bill. It is understood that the
government will drop It for this session at
least and proceed with the other .reforms
which its liberal supporters are urging, and
wlth which the sessional program is
crowded. That the government cannot
grant any wider measure of self govern-
ment to Ireland without causing dlssen-
slon b tha -cabinet v Is not deiUedao - Oiexa
Is no other course to adopt than shehir
the bill, which Is reported to be"the limit
to which the anti-home rule liberals would
consent to go.
FIGHTING BROWN TAIL MOTH
Government of Nova Seotla Offers
Bounty for Destruction of
HALIFAX, N. S., May 21 Alarmed a
the extent of the brown-tall moth through
out Novla Scotia
nd the danger to the
agriculture business of the province should
the pest become general, the provincial
government ha. Issued a notice . atlng
" , , " "A -
eacn specimen ul mo mum irtuiru.
The agricultural officials have organised
, , , , , j, , . i u . , .
school children s corp. which have been
'" l. :l.rr. -V. "'
them over tn the teachers, who, ofter
making entry of each, forward the npec-1-
mens to the experimental station of the
Department of Agriculture at Truro. j
The Annapolis valley, one of tho largest'
apple producing centers In the world,
which yields annually almost 300,ono bar
rels of the fruit fer export to Europe, re
cently has been invaded by the pest, where
It has assumed the position of a serious
menace to the prosperity of the Inhabitants
of the district, who depend upon the rev
enue derived from their apples for a live
lihood. TURKS CAPTURE STRONGHOLD
Bulgarians LAst Fifty Men and Good
Position Turks Kill Their
BERLIN. May 21. A dispatch to the
Frankfurter Zeltung from Salonlca. Euro-
pean Turkey, .ays that a detachment of
Turkish troops, May 19, succeeded in cap.
tuting the etronghole of the Bulgarian
band. In the Yenldje lake region. The Bul
garians lost fifty men, due, it Is alleged,
to thi fact that the Turks killed their
piis.ot.ere. The Turkish loss waa seven
The Bulgarian, are threatening to
destroy all the Greek and Turkish village.
In tha Yenldje district.
FIND SEEDS 0F REVOLUTION
Eight Thousand Hides and Much Am
munition Seised at Tien
TIEN TSIN, China, May 21. Eight thou
sand rifles, 300.000 round, of ammunition
and 8.0UO bayoneta Intended for revolu
tionary purposes have been seized here by
the imperial customs authorities. The
shipment was Imported hy a European firm
In conjunction with Chines merchants.
Tbe greatest sensation has been caused
In the native portion of the city by the
General Strike at Santlaajo.
SANTIAGO, Cuba. May 21 A general
strike for an eight-hour day instigated by
tho longshoremen and supported by the
workmen employed on the electric railway.
new water work., Cuba railroad and many
smaller concerns has been declared here.
The Chamber of Commerce has called a
meeting to devise ways and means to trans
act business, which in the meanwhile fa
paralyzed. Tha strikers are orderly.
Hew Brunswick Premier Will Resign.
KRF.DERICTON. N. B... May 21. It ia
announced that Hon. William Pugsley,
premier of New Brunswick, will resign his
me at a meeting of the government next
1 weca. Hon. iirawu v. nouinson oi
Monctor, will succeed him.
Tha resignation of Mr. Pugsley la due
to Us Oaoialon to aatar fodorsJ poUUca,
PASSENGER RUNS INTO WRECK
One Killed and Two Injured on the
LITTLE FALLS, N. Y., May 21.-In the
wreck of the Buffalo-Cleveland special
westbound train from New York City on
the New York Central railroad. Just out
side the eastern limits of this city at 1:32
a. m. today, one man was killed and threo
were critically Injured. The dead man is
Baggageman Isaac Finley.
The seriously injured are Matthew
Maher, . fireman, critically burned; Engl-
Jhn 'de' acalded by escaping
"team, condition critical,
Juat the Buffalo-Cleveland special was
pproaching Little rails, an eastDouna
Ight train, running on the track parallel
, that of the special, was derailed by a
pile of stones.
All four of the tracks were covered with
the wreckage of the train and the train
hands on the freight declared they did not
havo time to flag the express before it
plunged Into the wreckage. Four cars of
the special were thrown from the track
and two of them, a Buffalo car and day
coach, were overturned and dragged some
distance before the train stopped. Bag
gageman Finley was In the Buffalo car
and was thrown out and cut In two by
Fireman Mnher was pinned down In the
cab of -his engine while hot coals from
lw -"t his clothing on fire. Ho was
badly burned and is in a critical condition.
None of the passengers was ceriously In
jured. Traffic on all of the four tracks
waa blocked for six hours.
lE KILLED AXD SEVE1 DiJIHED
Panhandle Train Ran Into by Work
PITTSBURG, May A. One man was
-ven fatally Injured and nineteen
'others received minor hurts and bruises
today In a wreck on the Panhandle rail
road at Holllday'a Cove, W. Va,, near
Stcuhenvillo, O. A freight train had
stopped on a curve and a work train, back
ing, ran Into the rear of it, crushing the
caboope and cars in which the laborers
were gathered. The most seriously injured
were removed to a hospital In Steuben
RACE WAR AT REIDSVILLE. GA.
Attempt to Lynch; Negro Results In
Six Deaths and Injury of
REIDSVILLE, Ga.. May 21. Two negroes
lynched and four other persons dead and
alx others Injured is the net result of an
attempted assault made last night on Mrs.
Laura Moore, white, a widow, about six
miles from here by Flem Padget, a negro.
i Two of the Padget fomlly are the ones
j lynched and the death or injury of tho
, others followed the efforts of a posse to
cavture Padget. News of the attempted
; assault aroused the cltlsena who imme-
' diately wont to the home of the negro's
. father. He assured the crowd that his aon
was not within the house and Invited the
posse to search for themselves. As they
- apwoached Uia-houae .Flam, Padget fired
on .the crowd, killing a white .man nameJ
Hara and wounding four othera The
crowd fired a volley Into the house, killing
I the old negro Padget and two of his
daughters, and wounding two of his sons.
one of whom waa Flem Padget, the man
After the cooler heads had left the scene
of the killing, the hothead clement em-
pioyeu u. young man 10 iae ruagei s wire
ana one or tne padget Doys, who waa shot
through the lungs to Reldsvllle Jail, but
later the party followed, took the prls-
nnern rrom rrut vminiy mnn in phanr. an
i . , ... . ... .....
rltlntVMl thorn with in (.bahnt T. I m fn,nl
, & crQwd of about
a who had ea taken tncre by
the deputy sheriff.
It Is not believed that this will be ac
complished as Reldsvllle has a substantial
i ' auov.uti i . n i, ci i n ii 1 1 iiai
. Ja1 flnd thft ltlzens w nqt porm)t 8Uch
n act. Those! Involved In the affair
Infiucntial citizens. Further trouble i.
. .,. ,ornet
IVlAMJrAU I UnChd UN TARIFF
Sixty Per Cent of Members of National
Association Are In Favor of
NEW YORK, May 21.-The report of the
committee on tariff and reciprocity, In
rlii'lliig llte result of a poil of the members
as to their views on tariff revision, will be
made to the National Association of Manu
facturers nf till! United RhltpN Inninrpni.
Much Interest centers In what the commit-
tec has learned and Its report was the sub
ject of much speculation tonight.
While the committee has carefully
guarded It. findings. It was stated with
some show of authority that the poll had
j found 60 ' cent tne member, of
",0 "lton in favor of a revision of
the Dlugley tariff. This practically would
be the reverse of the expression elicited
by the Home Market club of Boston in a
At today', session President Van Cleave
In presenting his annual report called for
a fund of $1,600,000 to be used In the next
three years to combat what he termed In-
I utri1 oppression. The principle, of the
association were, he said, founded on the
open shop, opposition to the boycott and
the dictation of labor unions, and the fund
would be required to further these tenets.
Subsequently a committee of thlrty-flve wa.
named to devise means of raising the $1,600,
010. The committee met tonight, but nothing
of the proceedings was made public. The
committee will report to the convention to
morrow. GOVERNOR'S HANDS ARE TIED
Chief Executive of Colorado Power
less to Stop Prise Fight
DENVER. May II. Governor Henry
Buchtel has issued an addresa explaining
why he Is powerless to prevent the prise
j nght scheduled here tonlgt between Harry
Iwls and Jimmy Gardner.
The governor says that the adoption of stitute. John F. McLaugulin has been ap
a new charter for Denver, which took j pointed postmaster at Bard, Hanson
from the governor the control of the fire! county, 8. D., vice F. H. Linn resigned.
and police board, deprived the executive of
the power to coerce the city officials, and
unless they are willing to act of their
own accord he cannot compel them. In
cidentally, the governor names three con
ditions as curses to American civilisation,
namely the saloon, tho prize fight and the
so-culled yellow newspaper.
Street Cars Mow Running;.
EVAN8V1I.LE. Ind., Kay 21-Street cars
bean to operate today without Interfer
ence, after the obstructions w&r (amoved
trvtu th .West Bid Utcka,
WATCH BANK ROBBERS WORK
Winntlaro Men Witness Cpiratiani of
Eirclan Iootiar Pauk.
REMAINED HOUR AND HALF AT TASK
Secured About CLIino In Money and
Drafts aud Escaped Toward
Sioux City Officers Are
TENDER. Neb., May 21 -(Special Tele
gram.) The State bank of Winnebago, a
small town on the Great Northern, was
robbed of $1,100 early today. The safe was
dynamited, blowing the door from Its
hinges. The sheriff has been notified and
other officers are on the lookout for the
At 12:30 this morning O. A. Ogburn, who
owns a pool hall next door, and his helper
were awakened, as they thought, by fall
ing glass from windows. As there had
been a number of Indians in town late In
the evening, they thought no more of the
noise until another and still another ex
plosion took place In quick succession.
Their guns were thirty-five feet away from
where they slept. They could see the out
lines of a man, holding a gun In hand,
Just outside of their front door and across
the street they could see another man in a
After six explosions the robber Inside the
bank called to one of his men to come
over. After this sounds of crowbars could
be distinctly heard. The time from tho
first sound was about an hour and a half.
When tho robbers drove away Ogburn
and his man gave the alarm. T. N. Thomp
son, Jr., cashier, who lives three blocks
away, on reaching the bank found the safe
blown to pieces. The money $X63 In cur
rency, $C50 In sliver, $30 in gold and $.160 In
checks and drafts was missing. About $6
in silver of smaller denominations was
found among the debris.
The team conveying the robbers was seen
about 2:30 a. m. passing through Homer.
The telephone wires had been cut between
Winnebago and Homer.
Ogburn arrived In Pender at 6 o'clock a.
m. today, notifying the sheriff, who has
taken the trail. It is believed the robbers
reached Sioux City before daylight.
The Winnebago State bank has been
opened but a few months. The demolish
ing of the safe was the only damage, ex
cept some broken windows. Entrance to
the bank was effected by prying open tha
The bank was Insured with Martin Bros,
of Omaha, who have offered $100 reward
for the apprehension of the robbers.
Sioux City on the Lookout.
SIOUX CITY, Ia.,,May 21.-(8peclal Tel
egram.) The Sioux City police are looking
for four men who blew the safe of the
Wlnnega State bank at Winnebago City,
Neb., early this morning and secured $1,200
cash. The men are supposed to have come
to Sioux City.. Some suspects have been
The robbers fled In a buggy whloh It de
veloped they had hired from a local livery
barn Just after daylight thla - morning.
This afternoon the police arrested John
E. Roe, alias "Hand and A Half" Kelly,
an1 Qeorre Myers, a well known gambler.
(.n JT.lB,J,H .the poHwa-aro looking
j fOT two 0tnerB Myers admits having hired
j tj,e rig, but claims to have been fishing,
rtmeers from winn.hmrn ... ,ni
.nniv or extradition of thA nrlsnner, .
apply for extradition of the prisoners aa
oon as the formalities can be complied
BIG SLUMP IN STOCKS
i nlon Pacific and RmcltlnsT Lead Dc-
cllnc, Which Ranees from Two
to Seven Points.
NEW YORK, May 21 The stock market
Buffered another sharp and unexplained
slump today. Trading in Amalgamated
Copper, American Smelting, Reading,
Union Pacific and United Statea Steel was
extremely active. Net declines for the day
ranged from t for Bmelting to 1 for
I - - - " -
I rni,ei states Steel, with losses of 2 In
Amalgamated Copper, 2 In Reading, 4 in
Union Pacific, 24 In Northern Pacific, 8 In
Brooklyn Rapid Transit, and In Chicago,
Milwaukee A St. Paul.
The market was active and Weak directly
after the opening, with Smelter leading the
list with a drop of more than 4 points in
the first hour. After soma stop-loss order,
had been uncovered a rally checked the de
cline until after noon, when there wns an
other sharp break, In which United State.
Steel was the chief sufferer at first. Later
the pressure against Smelting was renewed
and the whole list Buffered heavily. Union
Heavy covering operations by bears
caused a rally late In the day. In which
1 Smelting recovered i points of Its enrller
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. . . .t . .
i -"" r "'"'I-"-.-'. - the du-y anJ - new hihl
lump were put In circulation by bears cents jump ior me any ana a new nign I
' . i i-i for the season I
during the day. but most of them were Ifvel ror me season.
promptly denied. One of the moat common
of these waa the report that heavy note
Issues were contemplated by some of the
leading Industrials. No facts developed
to show that the movement was anything
other than a bear raid coupled with the
bull market In grain. '
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Signal Officers' at Other Posta Ordered
to Report for Duty at Fort
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, May 21. (Special Tele
gram.) First Lieutenant Wiley P. Man
gum, Jr., of 'the Signal corps Is relieved
from duty at Fort Meade and will proceed
to Fort Omaha for duty. Master Signal
Electrician Magnus Nordqulst Is relieved
from duty in the Department of California
and ordered to Fort Omaha for duty.
Oscar M. Waddell, at present superinten
dent of the Unltah Indian school In Utah,
has been appointed as superintendent of
the Winnebago training school, succeeding
Rr.i n.rri.r. mntiini fur Inn muipe
: Fairfield, route 8, Clark H. King, carrier, j minority report.
; Louis King, substitute; Imogens, route irTjrrj kiimrtlT LHT DV tdjiii
Claude A. Ness, carrier, John Retelsdorph, j FATHER NUutNT HIT BY TRAIN
substitute; Sidney, route . Raymond K
Stevens, carrier, Elmer L. Thatcher, sub-
HUMMELL REMAINS IN CELL
New York Lawyer Too m to Leave
nd Keeps Himself from
NEW YORK. May 21. Abraham Hum
mell, the lawyer who was committed to
Blackwell'a Islsnd yesterday to serve a
year's sentence for conspiracy, waa too
111 to lsave bim cell tn tbe peiUtentUiy
EIGHT CHALLENGES REMAIN
Prediction That llaynnod Jury Will
Be Completed Some Time
BOISE, Idaho. May 21. -It Is prrdloted
today that the first witness testifying to
circumstances connected with the crime J
In the Sieunenberger murder ense will take
the stand one week hence. There are still
eight unexpended peremptory challenges;
there Is an additional vacancy created by
the excuse for Illness of Juror Orrle Cole,
and under the ruling of Judge Fremont
Wood the entire Jury Is still open to fur
The session scheduled for Thursday aft
ernoon, already a short one, will be further
shortened by the time necessary to hear the
excuses of the special veniremen directly
assembled in court, and doubt Is expressed
about the completion of the Jury by ad
journment on Saturday afternoon. Those
who reduce the problem to a mathematical
calculation based on the experience of the
trial to date predict that the Jury will be
finally sworn some time on Monday next;
that the opening statement will be made on
either Monday afternoon or Tuesday morn
ing, and that the first real testimony will
be taken on Tuesday.
It has noi been decided whether James
H. Hawley or Senator Borah will make the
opening statement for the prosecution.
They said today that they had not decided
the question, but would take It up later In
the week. The prosecution continues to
file the nnmes of all witnesses to be used
In tho four chscs pending, nnd they now
number nearly 100. Less than one third
of them will lw called In the Haywood case.
Harry Orchard, the principal witness for
the state, will probably be on the stand for
a full week. His. evidence in chief Is ex
pected to occupy from three to four days
and his cross-examination nearly aa long.
It la believed that he will be Called about
one week from Thursday, assuming that
the Jury Is sworn In on Monday.
The great battle of the trial will come
with the Introduction of Orchard in court.
It is expected that there will be a fight
against admission of his testimony at every
important stage and that he will be sub
mitted to the strongest examination that
the combined ingenuity and cleverness of
the defense can devise. Attorney E. F.
Richardson will conduct the cross-examination
PAT CROWE GETS ACQUITTAL
Jury In Council Bluffs Says lie Is Not
Guilty of Holding; I'p Motor
That Pat Crowe was not one of the two
bandits who held up and robbed the crews
of two motor trains at the east end of the
bridge on the night of Sunday, July 2,
1M5, was the verdict of the Jury In the
district court In Council Bluffs last even
ing. The case was given to the Jury at
6 o'clock and at 8 o'clock, after the Jury
had partaken of supper, the verdict of
acquittal was brought in. In view of the
weakness of the state'B case the verdict
was not unexpected.
Crowe did not go on the stand himself,
but relied on the testimony of Henry
Leuch, one of the motormen held up, and
of John and Mary Wilson, at whose house
Crowe was alleged to havo been with Ivl
the morning following the hold up. Leuch
testified that Crowe was not one of the
two oandlts. He had shortly after the hold
up identified Doran aa ono of the ban -
dltg. Wilson and his wife both denied that
Crowe had been in their house, but ad
mitted Levi had been.
Mrs. Lillian Dalton of South Omaha,
who failed to appear Monday, waa in court
yesterday, having accompanied Doputy
Sheriffs Groneweg and Woolman to this
city after the bench warrant had been
issued for her. Mrs. Dalton's testimony
! was not nearly as convincing as it had
; been before the grand Jury. Mrs. Dalton
J after Crowe'B arrest identified him among
! a number of men In the Jail In Omaha as
one of the two men who had been In the
part of her house at 1902 Eighth avenue.
i which Bhe had rented to the Wilsons.
which one ii."m v ,.hv...d.
u understood that with the acquittal
i cf Crowe the case against Arthur Levi,
who was Indicted Jointly with Crowe, will
TWO NEW HIGH RECORDS
September Wheat Goes to f 1 04 and
December to ai.Ot &-H In
CHICAGO, May 21. Two new high rec-
J ords for the crop were established today,
! when September wheat went te $1.04 and
December to $1.04. July closed at over
a dollar also, thus setting a record mark
for the season. Bud climatic conditions
caused the upturn.
" I I 1 1 T J 1. W II 1
vrw Vfinl- M?lifl. Im. .t...'
i today a wliu buii' market in .' un.nlmoualy prulsed the
1 vancerl Julv to Il.( rfcDresentln ! coolness and bravery of tho Naomi's crew.
Speculative excitement rose to a high
pitch, fanned by some of the worst crop
report, that have been .een from western
states. Near the cloae a sudden rush of
profit-taking broke price, a cent per bushel
from the top.
DEBATE 0VER AGREEMENT
Southern Presbyterians Put la Time
Talking Over Reporta Made
BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. May 21. Debate
upon the question of adopting the Char
lotte articles of agreement on closer rela
tions between churches holding the Pres
byterian system was the feature of tho
nnn aay s session oi siirr assemuiy
! ' h8 Presbyterian church In the United
Btates. Arguments were upon the majority
j na nnnoniy report , i. specs, com-
rnilloti Ul IWIHJ-Di, nuuiiiiiicy 7CS1CIUHJT
Prior to the discussion devotional .ervlce.
were led by Rev. J. N. Van Deventer of
J Fort I:nnce, Va.
j W. 8. Fleming of Columbia, Tenn., opened
! U" debate favoring the adoption of the
Klouarnt Catholic Preacher Probnbly
Fataly Injured at
CHICAGO. May 21. Rev. Father Francis j
Nugent, head of the mission work west of
the Vlcentlan Fathers, and whose home Is
In St. Lou!, wa. struck and probably j
fatally Injured by a Chicago A Oak Park BOSTON, May 21-Rob.rt Van Sand,
electric train at Austin, a suburb, today. or Chicago was tod.ty i-cted supreme re
The accident occurred at a ciosslng at gent of the supreme council of the Royal
which It Is said there waa no flagman. Arcanum. L. J. Melsner of St. Louis was
Father Nugent was on his way to church. ' cl.osen a member of the committee on ap
He la considered una of the most eloquent peuls.
preachers in the Catholic church, la tbe I A. n. R jblnvon of St. Louie was ma4
LAKE VESSEL BURNS
Steamer Naomi Pta'-roTtd in Middle of
FOUR COAL PASSERS ROASTED TO DEATH
One Passenger Ties of Irjaries in Grand
Re pi 3 s Heapital.
SEVENTY-FIVE LIVES ARE ENDANGERED
I a fencers and Crew Betcned hj Eteamer
Kansas and I reigbter Km.
HULK IS TOWED INTO GRAND HAVEN
Fire Broke Out Between Decks nnd
Made Such tirest Headway
That Crew t ool. I Xot
GRAND HAVEN, Mich.. May 21. Five
lives were lost and about seventy-five peo
ple had a perilously close escape from
death when tho steamer Naomi of the
Crosby Transportation company burned
early today In the middle of Lake Michi
gan while on its regular night trip from
this port to Milwaukee. Four of the vic
tims were coal passers penned down In
the forecastlo by the flames, where mnny
of the rescued passengers from the decks
of the freighter Kerr and the steamer
Kansas saw them at the portholes vainly
Imploring for help.
J. M. Rhondes of Detroit, a passenger,
was the fifth victim. He wos terribly
burned In his berth and died soon after
retching a hospital at Grand Rnpldn.
The steamer was burned to the water's
edge and has been towed Into this harbor,
where it lies at Its dock, a smouldering
hulk. The fire broko out between decks
in tho forward end of tho steamer. It
spread with such tremendous rapidity that
It was vain for the crew to fight the flames
and they busied themselves arousing and
saving the passengers. The Kansas took
all the half clad passengers aboard and
brought them here In a shocked and
Pnssenacr Dies nf Injuries.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.. May 21. Four
coal passers were burned to death nnd one
passengers, J. M. Rhoades of Detroit, was
fatally burned, when tho Crosby line
steamer Naomi, formerly tho Wisconsin,
was burned to the water's edge early to
day In the middle of Lnko Michigan. Fifty
passengers and nil of the crew except the
four coal passers were taken off In small
boats by the freighter Kerr nnd the
Naomi's sister ship, the Kansas, which wns
enrouto from Milwaukee, to Grand Haven.
J. M. Rhoades of Detroit the only one of
the pnsens-ers who was serlcfusly Injured
and who wns hurried 'to a hospital as soon
as the rescued people had reached Grand
Haven, died a few hours ofter arriving
at the hospital. Mr. Rhorules was a
lumber expert for the Detroit branch of
the Diamond Match company.
Jamea Avery .of Tulare, S.D., and Will
iam Sherwood "of Fargo, N." D., wera the
only p"ciBer8 aboard residing west of
The loss of the Naomi, which waa In
j command of Captain Thomas Traill, is
estimated at $225,000. After the passenger.
nnd crew were re.cued, a tug and barge
which had been attracted to the scene by
the Are put a line on the burning hulk and
Is now towing It to Grand Haven.
The fire started in the vicinity of the
kitchen between dock and spread so
rapidly that the whole ship was a seething
furnace before the crew could get tho
fire apparatus working. Fire swept the
whole length of the ship. It Itr considered
miraculous that the passengers all escaped
Many of them were taken off In their night
clothes, while scarcely any ono was more
than partly clad.
Discovered By Another Boat.
The fire wa. not originally discovered
by any of the Naomi's crew, hut was first
seen hy the lookout on the steamer Kan
sns, which was proceeding in the opposite
direction from Milwaukee to Grand Haven.
The Kansas made for the Naomi and In
tho meanwhile the passengers of the Ill
fated boat were betng awakened.
Captain Thomas Traill was the lost man
to leave the steamer alive and his cloth
lng was almost burned off him.
It Is said by the passengers that the
screams of the dying men In the hold wera
heard, hut that it was Impossible to roach
I Tell Thrilling; Stories.
j Many of the passsengers of the burned
I steamer Naomi returned today to this city.
"')' gritpiui: unit vniiiiin iui-s oi
Arthur Jones, a Detroit attorney, lost
all his belongings except his clothes. "What
we suffered," he said, "aa we stood thera
on the stern, of the boat watching the fir)
creeping towards u. In spite of the heroia
efforts of the crew to beat it back, nobody
can tell. Through It all no braver men
ever walked than Steward Philip Rossbach
and Purser William Hanrahan of the
Naomi. Brave and cool, os if in port, they
worked, like heroes, caring for the passen
gers. It was these men who went down to
the tower deck with smoke and flames all
around them and hunded up the body of
Rhoades, whose picture still haunts me."
Sol Waterman of New York said:
"Never will I forget the picture of those
poor fellows In the forecastle who wera
burned. The Naomi was a mass of flames.
Suddenly the four men who had been
j a,,ep , the forecastle thrust their head.
; fh hri. Bnrt --ii.,, fOP h-ir.
I The CBptan of the freight steamer wa
' on oraered a nfehoat to gq to their
aid. The boat went, but the men wera
unable to squeeze their bodies through tha
l norfs Wa rouM bear them enlllnsr nit I.
! fu for M an U)em throUfh th,
, -llm. hllt ,h(k fr,a, mv oama tmril
; ani reported it could not reach them.
; The rapU,B orn(.red tne boat to T(Aurn
; .,, mi, ,ha am ,,, m. w
j cou)d hpar f ne ou,tlln, an(1 u,,, M
' tnft men 'ol, ,n4-lr names and the name,
j of residences of their families and friends.
Finally, one man railed out: 'Ooodby, I'm
gone,' and fell buck Into the flame. "
ROYAL ARCANUM ELECTION
Robert Van Sands of Chicago Chosen
Supreme Regent of the
I Junior fast supreme regent
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