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The Omaha
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J Close of ths Financial Tear Finds a
Moit Hopeful Condition.
I ? T-t- TTTill .. .
Wflich Break Record.
( Fayment Will Release Large Sums
' for InTestment Furposes.
Dewml (or American FoodatotTs la
Expected to Start a flow
Gold the United
NEW YORK. Jun . Thera has bean a
stirring of apeculattva Interest In the mar
ket In the week just passed, which la re
tarded aa testimony of a hopeful spirit
that tha long prostration of lnvetment de-
'mand may be reaching Ita period. The
) exjgencle of the mid-year money settle
, merits, or the fear of them, have delayed
) (Ills manifestation. It was easy to discern
through tha restraint on the market's
activity that prices wera firmly held and
.hat tha amount of atocka for aala was
.significant Tha tentative attempts of
ha professional operatora for some time
wurt were unsuccessful' in dislodging any
raportant offerings. Tha near approach of
he end of the half-year found such eon
Inued tranquility In tha money markets,
ilao. In spite of tha huge reaulreroenta to
o met In providing resources for tha dis
bursement of dividend and Interest pay
ments, that the professional element was
omboldened to undertake a campaign on
he long side of tha market. Tha pro
fessional character of this undertaking, and
,is largely experimental nature, are quite
renerally recognized In tha financial dla
..icts. It Is expected that the large sums to
disbursed In profit a during the coming
nonlh will seek reinvestment In securities,
-And it Is to anticipate thta demand that
jtrofeaslonal operatora have been taking
n atocka ' .id putting up prices. Another
eoognlsed object of the movement la the
mprovement of valuation of securtty-hold-'ngs
which will appear In the semi-annual
balance sheets Boon to be made up of
numerous corporations and financial ln
tltutlons. There la a general conviction
Uso, that large amounts of securities are
now held which were taken over aa a
natter e necessity during tha weak period
of the market for the protection of valuea
nd to avert demoralisation and widespread
harm. It la expected that holdings of
Lhla kind will have to ba digested in the
tours of any considerable advancea la
prices. The fact that tha attempt ' haa
oean undertaken In face of theaa disad
vantages la proof of the growth of confl
Wnoe that tha troubles of tha market are
iioaUy of tha past
Itoeorsl Dividend Payments.
It la estimated that the amount to ba
disbursed In dividends and interest In New
Tork during tha coming month will reach
total of $183,000,000. This Is a larger
amount than was aver before distributed
at this time. The figures are a testimony
to tha high degree of business prosperity
that la still maintained ' and shows how
rapid a rata of recuperation of capital de
ficiencies Is possible by a slowing down
of tha rata of absorption. Figures of rail
way capitalisation in the last few years
show bow rapid has bean tha rata of abaorp.
I tlon, tha figurea not only rising prodigiously
1 ach year since 1298, but tha ratio of In
oi-ease for each year making successive
bounds up to the scramble which developed
among tha railroads for capital resources
towards tha close of last year. The crlsl
which resulted was aggravated by the after
effect of tha great destruction of capital
caused by the Boer war, the Ttuso-Jap-anesa
war and the Ban Francisco earth
quake Theaa numeroue capital require
mezits fell mostly on British and European
supplies and reduced tha resources avail
able to meet the demands of the American
railroads in that quarter. Much attention
haa been attracted to an exhaustive' re
view of tha prospects for foreign capital
flowing Into American enterprlaea made by
tha London 6tatlat In an Introduction to
Its American rallroada supplement. Tha
conclusion of that authority la that the
j Quantity of European capital available for
investment la now likely to increase, with
the passing of the Influence of war loan a
and that tha profitable opportunltlea of
fered In American railroad enterprises are
likely to attract It, but not without a rata
of return higher than necessary In times
Dml for Foodstwffs.
1 Authorities In New Tork are of tha opin
ion that the demanda for capital In active
business will decline during the coming
full and some bankers already discern some
curtailment of mercantile borrowings of
this sort They believe that tha retrench
ment will be of special effect on the aide
of Imports of merchandise, which have been
running at so high an excess over all previ
ous records to account in large part for
the courae of tha International exchangee
land the export movement of gold. It is
row evident that foreign requirements for
foodstuff will be unusually heavy this
year, owing to crop shortages abroad, and
tun Me nee haa become established that this
country will have surplus supplies avail
able, which can be marketed on profitable
terms. The course of the International ex
thanges, therefore, la expected to move
favorably for thla country. The prospect
f a slowing down of trade seem to be -
at d.J with equanimity, aa It la felt that
the high pressure at which activity had
r!en waa overrunning the capital available
id ai being conducted at an extravagant
t. which waa threatening the Integrity
tie not return. A great Impression was
entile by the strong expressions of Presi
dent Elliott McDougal of the New York Bunkers' association along these lines,
gold Mr. McDougal: "Gentlemen: W can
nut hold the present pace. We should not
ho 1.1 it even if we could. If our depositors
d i not realise this, our unpleasant but per
fectly plain duty la to curtail their accorn
rr.'Klution lines and enforce retrenchment.
Vv is In an era of extravagance, both
c.. w)i ate and Individual; of extravagance
In enterprise and of extravagance In ex
j . minus ea; extravagance aa much beyond
j ,r,.Unt aa la our feverish buslnt-k ac.
li ity. No matter what this country's liok
I !. !! are. It cannot accumulate capital
v,tt!mut thrift end tojay thrift appears to
be I'M sutten."
Tin' aloe lug down proceas thus called for
la R.ukeJ upon In Wall street 'aa a mean
ti-T recuperation and there la no apparent
ijivty that it will run luto dilresljn.
Mnltf, Jnly It lOT.
sua mqu m wis rttu r
CI 2 3 4 5 0
7 8 9 10 II 12 13
14 15 10 17 18 10 20
21 22 23 24 25 20 27
28 29 30 31 T I"
Monday and Tuesday.
Warmer Monday; Tuesday fair.
Tenmerature at Omaha vesterdart
Hour. leg. Hour. Deg.
6 a. m 70 1 p. in M
a. m 9 2 p. m 90
7 a. m 70 I p. m. 1
a. m 74 4 p. m 91
a. m 7S t d. m f
10 a. m 79 D. m 6!
11 a. m go 7 p. m 78
u m 82 a p. m 75
9 p. m 73
Julr dividend disbursements the great
est on record and fact they 'are In condi
tion to ba met without curtailment of
credits la taken as a hopeful algn. Page 1
In Morrla Friedman, defense In Haywood
rase Introduces Its star witness and fight
la anticipated to prevent Introduction as
testimony of reports said to have been
made by Plnkerton men to their chiefs,
which outline plot of mine owners to rail
road miners' officials to the gallows.
Page 1
Western Federation of Miners takes the
Initiative In the formation of a new na
tional labor body. ' Page 1
Town of Elwood, Kan.,, opposite St. Jos
eph, Is gradually being washed away by
the Missouri river. Fags 1
The fact that none but the Cathollo
church fills the bill of the legal "recog
nised" church In tha canal rone, the
Panama laws being effective, haa caused
trouble to those who have been married
by Protestant clergymen and a presi
dential proclamation is necessary to legal
ise the marriages. Fags 8
United States Steel ' company eontem-
platea investment of 11,000,000, by which
It expects to save i cents per ton on the
cost of steel production. Pars 1
Wyoming aheep commissioners debate
question of ordering ail aheep dipped to
kill ticks, which are menacing the flocks.
Pars 1
Delegates to The Hague peace confer
ence discuss American proposal regarding
rights of property at sea and status of
merchantmen subject to conversion Into
warships. ' Fags 1
Politics beginning to warm up at Lin
coln. Judge Sedgewtck ready to announce
his candidacy for re-election to , the su
preme bench, while opposition has not yet
been able to settle on a man to oppose
him. Vara 1
Freight train collide at Mlnden and
number of cars are amashed, but no ono
la seriously Injured. Page 1
Under new law homesteaders are en
abled to secure isolated parcels of land
adjoining landa already owned by them,
by direct purchase. Pago fi
Hudson, tha young man who shot and
seriously wounded the sheriff of Johnson
county," makes good his eacape. Fags 1
Kail county officials busy looking up
record of W. J. Bloane and expeot to con
nect him with the Hermann murder.
t Pag 1
Toung Men's Christian association work
ers are encouraged over decision to extend
time of campaign for 140,000 and go out
with new Impetus. Fag a
Rev. Newton Mann says the making of
man Is the ultimate purpose of the forces
of spiritual, moral and physical educe f ion.
. page 8
Beginning today the military divisions of
the United States army are to be abolished
and the old plan of district divisions given
precedence. Pag 1
Fred Pepple shoots better than he
thought in defending himself from holdup
men. Charles Price, ono of the highway
men, found with bullet in hla neck.
Pag 3
Results of the ball games:
5- Omaha va. LIneoIn-I
6 Sioux City vs. Denver 0.
4-3-St. Louis va. Cincinnati
e-t Pittsburg- va. Chicago 3-4.
t Chicago vs. Detroit 0.
I Cleveland va. St. Louis 1.
II- 1 T oulsvllle va. Indianapolis J-S.
g.g Minneapolis vs. Mil waukee 6-8. ,
10 Kansaa City vs. St. Paul 4.
. 11 Toledo va. Columbus 7.
Fag S
Port. ArrlTe4, Bellas,
NBW TORK Vrobrla
NEW YORK Wa Touraioa
MONTHIAL Canada LaKa Michigan.
LIVERPOOL Btouiia Iberian.
SOUTHAMPTON.. Talladlllla
Ql'ERNSTOWN... Campania.
LONIiON Hlhamlan.
1MER Kroonland.
GIBRALTAR gla.onla.
GLASOOW , Certnthlaa,
PLYMOUTH Frtaa'k asrfiroaia.
Sanltarlnm la Destroyed, bat All
of Patients Are Safely
MINERAL WF.LLS, Tex.. June Jo. Min
eral Wells, with nearly 10,000 visitors from
sll over the south, was threatened with
total destruction tonight. The fire started
In the skating rink of the Palace Amuse
ment company, a new (3.000 structure just
completed, but not yet opened. From there
the fire spread to the Mineral Wells sanl-
j tarlum, a four-story brick filled with pa
tients. These were all moved out and no
lotts of life Is reported. The Mineral Wells
bath house, which was empty st ths time,
was totally destroyed as were the Lltla
pavillton and part of the Wann hotel.
About thirty small structures were also
The total loss will foot up over 1100,000.
There was no loss of life and tha Craxy
well and Carlsbad wells were saved.
Alleged Forger Arrested.
STURGI8, S. D.. June JO.-tSiieolal Tele
gram.) A man named Van Kenren, ar
rested by the authorities her yesterday
afternoon, la aaid to ba wanted at Lead
City for forging a check of 150 on George
Stevena' bank account at the Miners' and
Merchants' bank at Lead. When Van iou
ren was captured he was asleep under a
tree a lib a hora tied nearby and taken
to Lawrence county yesterday by ShawuT
T rathen.
Anarchist Cvlvay Breaking I'p.
TACOMA. Wiih., June 30. Rome Col
ony, established by enarUiWa on Hender
son bay about ten y.aia ago, is breaking
up.' Member are , reported to be quietly
itaviiig sine Emma Goldman visited the
place a few we.ks ago. The colony own
Ml arre divided Into two-acre tracta, but
ai ft tham liave aavar tuaeii fr"inmlaMt
System of Three Yean Give Way to
Old Flan.
After Today the Larger Commands
Will Hot Exist Twelve Forts
In Department of
Beginning with today tha military di
visions of tha United Statea army cease
to exist and a return Is made to tha old
department division of the country Into
military dlatiicta. The Department of tha
Missouri thua again becomes on of tha
greatest of the departments and resumes
Its old dimensions, with ths addition of
Missouri, which was taken away from tha
department upon the creation of tha mili
tary division system three yeara ago. The
headquarters will continue to be In Omaha
at tha army building.
The poata now in the Department of the
Missouri are: Jefferson Barracks and St.
Louis arsenal. Forts Leavenworth and
Riley, Fort Des Moines, Forts Crook,
Omaha and Robinson, Neb.; Forts D. A.
Russell, Mackensie and Camp Washakie,
Wyo., and Fort Meade, 8. D.
The troopa now In the department are:
Company K, corps of engineers; Companies
A, B, D and H, signal corps; headquarters
and two aquadrona of tha Second cavalry,
headquarters and two aquadrona of tha
Eighth cavalry, detachmenta of the Tenth,
Eleventh and Thirteenth cavalry. Fourth
and Eighteenth Infantry and about twenty
batteries of field and siege artillery.
General Headjnatment of Troopa.
A general realignment of the troopa of
the department will be made during the
aunrmer and fall inontha. The Eighteenth
Infantry Is to go to the Philippines, as are
tha remaining detachmenta of tha Tenth
and Sixth cavalry, Theaa will be suc
ceeded by other regiments now returning
from the Philippines, Including the Six
teenth infantry, which Is to garrison Fort
Crook, from which the Thirtieth infantry
departed Saturday.
Brigadier General W. H. Carter, now In
command of the Department of tha Lakes,
haa been deaignated aa tha permanent com
mander of the Department of the Mis
souri, but it now looks aa if he will not
be able to assume tha command until Janu
ary next In the meanwhile Brigadier
General B. S. Godfrey of Fort Riley la In
temporary command of the department and
will ao continue until tha arrival of General
There Is .no Immediate prospect of any
change In tha personnel of tha present
staff of the department
Commissioners Debate Question of
Ordering a General
Dipping. 1
CHKTENNE. Wyo., June S0.-(SpeclaJ.-At
a meeting of the State Board of Sheep
commissioners yesterday the matter of or
dering a general flipping ef an of the sheep .
of the atat for tlcka waa discussed. The
report of Inspectors showed that ninety
seven bands of sheep out of every 100
are Infected with ticks, or about 75 per cent
of the aheep. Some bands are not entirely
infected. It develope also that tlcka are
now doing aa much damage aa scabies
ever did, and some sheepmen are of the
opinion that ticks are even naore 'destructive
than scabies.
It was decided to take the matter up with
the several associations of wool growers
throughout tha state,' the State Board as
sisting those organizations In any action
hiVon. H la thought that many counties
will make an effort to eradicate tlcka at
once, while In others the clean-up will be
deferred until fall.
Inspectors were Instructed to release the
rangea of the Swan Land and Cattle com
pany from quarantine in Albany and Lara
mie countjes. This company, which Is run
ning about 100,000 sheep, has had scabies
tor more than three year, but the gen
eral dipping the past winter and spring
has eradicated the disease.
Tha members of the State Board of
Sheep Commissioners went to Denver today
to confer with officials of the Bureau
of Animal Industry with relation to the
epidemic of an unknown disease among
sheep in the country west of Casper, where
thousands of sheep have dropped dead dur
ing the past few weeks. Some experts
claim death waa caused by a grub on the
brain, while others believe spinal menin
gitis Is ths direct cause of death. The
government men will be asked to aend their
best officers to make a careful Investiga
tion and take atepa to stop the epidemic.
Noted Cowboy Found Dead.
SIIOSHONI, Wyo., June 80. (Special.)
Arthur Watson, a cowboy employed by the
Qulen Sabe ranch waa found dead Wednes
day, near the head of Antelope creek, a
few milea north of town. When found, his
saddle waa lying close by him and the
clnchea were still fastened. How the
horse ever succeeded In getting free from
the saddle without breaking or unfasten
ing the girts is a mystery. Watson was
a noted rider of the county. The horse
waa known to be an outlaw, but the people
of the ranch had enough confidence In
hla riding to suspect nothing when he had
been away from the ranch a few days, sup
posing that ha waa atopplng at a neigh
boring ranch. Tha body waa found quite
by accident Jeaa Yates, the owner of a
neighboring ranch happening to find It aa
he waa riding after cattle of hla own.
No Trace of M laving; Man.
8TURGI8. S. D., June Si). (Special Tele
gram.) There was considerable excitement
here last nlgut when Ben Rlshor reported
to the officers that Nick Rose, who escaped
near Worthtngton, Minn., while on hla way
to the penitentiary, was In a cabin near
! Eturgis. Rlshor stated ha had seen him
J and carried food to him. The authorities,
j together with Rlshor, went to the cabin
at once, but found no signs of anyone being
' there. Other cabins In the same vicinity
were searched. It Is hardly possible Rose
would come back here, ;
Indian Commlta Snlrlde.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., June SO. -(Special.)
Information haa been received her
to the effect that Sam Ell, an Indian of
j the Tankton Sioux tribe, who only r.
j cently completed a term of one year In the
I Sioux Falls penitentiary for horse stealing,
! committed sulclds while a prisoner In ths
jail at Yankton agency.
New Hotel for Cheyenne.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., June K. (Special J
Public announcement waa made today of
plana for a $200,000 hotel at the northwest
corner of Fergusdh and Sixteenth atreets.
The struct ur will be fiv stories in height
and will b modern In every refoect It
Is to b constructed by a kyudicals banded
I by Harry P. Hynds
Big Powers All Take Kindly to the
Proposal of United
THIS HAGUE, June BO.-Profltlng by the
holiday the leading plenlpotentlnrlea met
privately today to exchange viewe on ths
propositions before the peace conference.
Joseph H. Choate and General Horace Por
ter conferred at length with 8ir Edward
Fry and Sir Ernest Satow, Prof. De Mar
ten of Russia, Count Toroelll of Italy and
Dr. Kreiger of Germany, while William L.
Buchanan, who waa the chairman of tha
American delegation which attended ths
Pan-American congress, discussed affairs
with several South American delegates.
There seems to be some opposition rslsed
against the proposition of the Inviolability
of private property st sea; several Latin
American countries, who have no merchant
marine, think that tha abolition of the right
of capture and of privateering will deprive
them of a weapon dreaded by their enemlea.
The whole triple alliance, however, strongly
supports this proposition. Indeed, among
the numerous secret documents distributed
in sealed envelopes are declarations to that
effect, notably from Austria and Italy.
Baron Marschal von Blebersteln, head of
the Ueramn delegation, stated to the Asso
ciated Press that Germany's attitude In
this matter waa entirely favorltble.
The other American propoaltlon, the col
lection of pocuniary debta without the em
ployment of force. Is gaining favor. It
will be discussed on Tuesday. General Por
ter will explain it true scope, but it Is
understood that some amendments will be
presented, Furthermore the American dele
gation, among various suggeationa to
strengthen .the court of arbltrstion at The j
Hague Is credited with the Intention of I
proposing that the permanent arbiters here
be judgea Instead of d'plomatlsts.
From the documents which were dis
tributed today It appears that the powers
are determined to take this opportunity of
settling the question of the transformation
of merchantmen Into war ahlpa. In order
to avoid a repetition of Incidents auch aa
that of the aeitur of the steamshlD
Malacca by the Russians In the Russo
Japanese war, which resulted solely from
want of International agreement.
The Russians, evidently remembering
their later experiences, wish to define a
warship as "any vessel commsnded by a
naval officer, with a crew subject to the
military cols."
The Russian statement with regard to a
warship further says: ;
"Such a vessel must fly a war flag by
order of Its government, which applies
from the moment of issue of such an
order and "the vessel must be Inscribed In
the list of warships In that country.".
The British definition is more precise and
I likely to be supported by the United
Statea, Germany and Italy.
The Japanese propoaltlon confines the
transformation of merchantmen In war
ships "to national porta, territorial waters
or ports and territorial water ocoupled
by a atata wishing to effect such transfor
mation." Tha Italian proposal follow: "Mer
chantmen can only bo transformed on con
dition of their being placed under a naval
officer and furnished with a crew subject
to military discipline Merchantmen leav.
fng tha terrltortai wate'ia of he!r own
country after the opening of hostllitlea
cannot change their character on the open
sea or the water of another state."
Steel Works Spending a Fortune to
Save Few Cent on Each, Ton
of Steel.
PITTSBURG, June to. That the cost of
production of steel may be reduced a few
cents a ton, a million of dollars are to be
apent In new machinery for the planta of
the United Statea Steel corporation and
almost 100 engines are to be relegated prac
tically to the s"rap heap. This st.p will
probably take two or tnree year to com
plete, but It Is assured by the experiments
that have been carried on at the Edgar
Thompson plant of the corporation at
Braddock, where the experiment have
been made along the llnea of abolishing
coal for gas as fuel and using the gas
that blow from the blast furnaces. The
experiment at the Edgar Thompson plant,
It is said, ha determined the policy of the
steel corporation for all It works, and
gaa englnea will be immediately installed
aa fast aa they can be built at all the
planta. At Gary, Ind., where a new plant
is being built, twenty or more of the new
engines will be installed to furnish power
and to "blow" the. furnaces. These en
glnes are said to cost abouut HM.OOO. and
the cost for engines alone at this plant will
be' about 13,000,000. Beside this outlay
there will be a great expenditure for the
vast system of monster pipes for carrying
the gas from tha blast furnacea and for
Ita purification before It can be uaed In
tha englnea.
Dropa Forty Feet Into Laks and
Two of Ita Occapanta Art
ORTONVILLH, Minn., Jun SO. Whll go
ing at a high rate of aj-ed this afternoon
an automobile containing three persons
suddenly swerved snd went over a sheer
embankment of forty fret Into Big Stone
lake. One of the passetigers probably fa
tally Injured.
Those In the automobile were Charlea
and Walter Bucholz. prominent merchants
of Appleton, and the S-yeaf-old aon of
The heavy car did not turn over aa It
fell, but landed In tworty feet of water.
Charlea was struck by the steering wheel
and received Internal Injuries, which may
prove fatal. Walter wa badly cut and
bruised and la In a serious condition. The
boy escaped unhurt.
A gasoline launch waa near the scene
of the accident and those aboard hastened
to rescue the automobUlsts, who otherwise
might hav been drowned.
Weather Coatlnnes to Do Abnormal
Stunts In Eastern
WASHINGTON. Juno JO.-The weather
bureau tonight announced that tha month
Just closed waa the coolest June of record
in Washington, D. C, In the lost seventy
five years and that the same Is probably
true of New Englsnd. the middle Atlantic
I states and tha lower lake region. In other
I narta of the TTnUeH KtatH ih. . m-.. y-..rm
turee were also lower than usual. Tha
bureau's official statement aays in explana
tion: "Aa in previous cold Junes the distribu
tion of stmospheric pressure over the Ca
nadian maritime provinces and the north
Atlantic waa such ss to cause a predomi
nance of ocean winds In northeastern dis
tricts andt a blockade of the continental
flows either In the Ohio volley or off the
New England coast'"
Sedpewick Ready to Announce Candi
dacy for Re-election to Bench.
asnnsssBBBaaa N
I'p to Date Thoa Who Wool Sea
Sedgewlck Sidetracked Are
Unable to Agree on
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, June 80. (Special.) The com
ing week Is likely to see something started
in state politics. While no definite an
nouncement haa been made, it ia understood
that Chief Justice S. H. Sedgewlck of the
supreme court Is a candidate for renomlna
tlon and re-election. Judge Sedgewlck was
promoted from the supremo court commis
sion to the supreme court proper and will
go before the people fot. a renomlnatlon on
the platform that on satisfactory term of
service entitles him to snother. It Is under
stood that Judge Sedgewtck's candidacy
can be projected by meana of petltlona
under the new primary law asking tha
aecretary of atate to put hla name on tha
primary ballot and that theaa petltlona will
be circulated In every county In Nebraska.
The movement In behalf of Judge Sedge
wlck la being engineered by hla brother,
T. E. Sedgewlck, of .York. H. C. Lindsay
and quite a number of personal frienda of
the Judge In varloua section of the tate.
On the other aide there la noticeable ac
tivity among a group of local politlclana,
of which tha head and front la State Chair
man W. B. Rose and Secretary Clark rer
kin, now secretary of the State Railway
commission, trying to organise to beat
Judge Sedgewlck for the nomination on the
ground that he la not aufficlently In sym
pathy with the "reform element" supposed
to be in control of the party, and that they
want a man more In harmony with progres
sive republicanism. Attempts were made
to get aeveral candidate Into the running,
the first being directed at Judge Paul Jes
Ben of Nebraska City, then State Senator
Aldrich. District Judge Leslie Hurd and
finally former Judge M. B. Reese of Lin
coln. The Reese boom waa started by an
article In tha Aurora Republican, a paper
controlled by Clark Perklna. and the bou
quet was sent around ths circle of the re
form press to be pushed along. About a
dozen papera have apoken kindly of Judge
Reese, but "even of these quite a few couple
the comment with endorsement of 8edge
wick. The chief difficulty encountered
aeems to have been to enlist the hearty co
operation of Ross Hammond a Fremont
Tribune. Hammond says Reese ta too old
and wants to fall back on aome "younger
man like Judge Jessen. or judge uncoin
Frost, or Senator C. H. Aldrich or othera
who may be found."
Up to the preaent Judge Reeae has re
fused to be committed beyond saying that
v. .ir,Au.Mi1 and that he will not be
a candidate unless ha Is satisfied public
sentiment demands It
Northwestern Fllea Schednlo.
The TTnion Pacific, the Rock Island and
the Missouri Pacific rallroada got a hurdle
niaced In front of them yesterday when
the Northwestern filed Ita echedule of rates
to conform to the Aldrich maximum rrelgnt
mto law which gnr Iiio effect July IS. The
railway eorrmlssion law provides ths low
est rats schedule of any railroad ahall be
the rate of all other roads for aimilar aerv-
lce. Thla means, according to the Inter
pretation of the commission, that the other
road will have to stand for tha IS per
cent reduction.
National Gnard Kncampment.
The National Guard encampment will be
held August 14 to August a. but the place
haa not yet been decided. The announce
ment of the date was made last night
Safe and San Fourth.
Lincoln is to have a safe and sane Fourth
of July In theory, aa provided for by the
city ordinances, but In practice, according
to the unusual number of firms handling
fireworks, It will be the usual Fourth and
then some. Most of the celebration la to
be at Epworth Lake park, where a pro
gram will be carried out
No Preaent Hope of Captarln Man
Who Shot Sheriff.
TKCUMSEH, Neb., June 30. (Special.)
The manhunt which prevailed here all day
yesterday haa come to a close. Simeon
Hudson, tha young desperado who shot
Sheriff H. U. Miner here Thursday, la
probably many mllea away. Tha Beatrice
bloodhounda were put to work In the tim
ber Borne eight mllea south of here last
evening, and there waa a big crowd of
Pawnee City and Tecumseh men on hand,
as well as two dozen farmers, to take psrt
In tha hunt Every man was srmed either
with a shotgun or rifle. The dogs went
Into ths timber and acented about con
alderably, locating a place where Hudnen
had evidently elept Friday evening. The
doga would then Insist on going to the
road, and aa tha scent was so old when
they were put to work they could do no
good. The hunt waa then given tip. The
horse Hudson took from the Sterling livery,
man haa been returned to that town.
No Hlarh Wind at Tim and Canse la m
ASHLAND, Neb., June SO. (Special.)
Without warning last night ths west wall
and the roof on tha rear end of 8. L. Sears'
tore collapsed. There waa no high wind or
other dlstruhance at the time and Mr. 8ears
Is unable to account for the disaster, unless
It was due to the Intense heat. The only
occupanta of the atora at the time were
Bert Service, a clerk, and Dr. C. C. Wills
ler. Both escsped uninjured. A clock on
the new side of the stors waa thrown out
of plumb by the concussion and stopped at
1:49 o'clock. There Is no inauranc to
cover the damage, about 11,000, and ths west
half of the store will have to be rebuilt.
The building waa put up In 1871. Aa much
of the stock aa could be removed with
aafety was placed In a vacant building
pending the work of clearing up the debris.
River Cartlna- Banks.
PLATTS MOUTH, Neb.. June 30. (Spe
cial. ) The Burlington la experiencing con
siderable trouble wtth the Missouri river
' near this city. The high water 1 cutting
the bank on the east side and a force of
men has been employed there for aoms
. time rlprapplng the bank for a considerable
' distance north of the big bridge. Crushed
: stone snd willow matting Is used to stay
' the attacks of the flood. .."
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Johnson Star Another Month.
BEATRICE, Neb., June S0.(SpecJal At
the request of Oovernor Sheldon, Dr. A
Johnson, who some time ago tendered his
resignation ss superintendent of the Institu
tion for the Feeble Minded Youth, has
agreed to remain at the Institute for an
other month. Governor Sheldon haa an
nounced that he will name Dr. Johnson's
successor within ths nxt thirty daya
Western Federation of Miner Takea
Initiative in Ita Founda
tion. DENVER, Colo.. Jun SO. The Western
Federation of Miners convention held it
first Sunday session today. If a resolution
which waa Introduced I adopted It will
Initiate the organlantkm by the Western
Federation of Miner of a new national
labor union. The matter came up upon the
report of the special committee to which
waa referred all pending motions relative
to that portion of acting President C. E.
Mahoney' message regarding the factional
fight In ths Industrial Workera of the
World. The report of the committee aug
gesta that all the contending factions of
the Industrial Workers, tha Brewers' union
and such other organttatlona as deem
themselves enough devoted to the erious
and Important cause of national labor co
operation shall meet In Joint convention
with delegate from tha Western Federa
tion of Miners In Chicago on October 1 of
thla year for the purpose of bringing all
labor sympathisers together In harmoni
ous assembly.
The discussion of this recommendation
will contlne tomorrow:
John M. O'Neill, editor of the Miners'
Magaalna, defended himself today against
the charges which have been made against
Official of Hall Coanty Bellev II
Know Aboat Marder.
GRAND ISLAND, Neft., June 30. (Spe
cial.) Sheriff Dunkel of .this county and
Sheriff Jonea of Nuckolls county, have been
working on the Hermann murder case and
have Just secured new and what they re
gard as very Important evidence against W.
J. Sloans, the man who left Omaha on the
night of May 14 with Frank Hermann,
ostensibly to work In a railway construc
tion gang, but who did not remain with his
work. Hermann at the time never showed
Sheriff Dunkel secured the arrest of
Sloans at Gretna a week ago. Sloane waa
found on a farm near there, working stead
ily. Ilia record has been. It appears, that
of a hard-working laboring man who, how
ever, waa .thriftless and often drank heav
ily. Different reports are received aa to
his past character. When put through a
sweating process a week ago Sloane ad
mitted having known a man of Hermann's
description and admitted having left Omaha
with the workmen, being asleep wherl he
reached Grand Island and not waking up
until breakfast time, somewhere In the
western part of the atate. The laborers,
about ten In number, were shipped out of
Omaha on Union Pacific train No. 3. Only
two of them accepted work at Dlx. Neb.,
whither they were shipped. Ha stated that
he came back here on tha 16th, Campbell
Brothers' circus day, and went on to
Omaha. But Campbell Brothera exhibited
here on the 22d and six days are renlly
unaccounted for In his first story. Now It
Is conclusively shown that Sloane did not
go from- here directly to Omaha, but that
he went to Aurora and there sold, for $1.75,
the watch that Frank Hermann's father
gaye him far a present. The number of
this Elgin watch, together with the mark
ings of a repairer, identify It as Hermann's.
It was sold to a man named Fowler, who
know Sloane, and- who la willing to come
here nd testify t" that fact, Julius Hoff
artann, the half-brother of the murdered
man, stated when here that his 'brother
also had In his possession an Imitation
alligator skin pocketbook, the rompllmenta
of a Chapman, Kan., bank, the name of
ths bank being on the book In gold lettera,
and the man Fowler ia said to have de
clared that Sloane had audh a pocketbook
when he sold the watch to hlrrr. Sloane will
In a few daya be put through another
sweating process. There la ltttlo doubt.
among the officers but that the Gretna man
will have to face a Jury, eventually, on the
charge of having committed thla murder
with the motive of robbery.
Number of Cars Smashed Up, hot No
One Seriously Mart,
MINDEN. Neb., June SO (Special Tele
gram.) Freight trains No. 78 and 77 met
In rear-end collision east of ths depot about
10 o'clock Saturday night throwing five
cars down the embankment and leaving
three wrecked on the track. Both train
were sidetracked for No. i and the acci
dent was caused by the breaking of a
coupling, allowing the rear end of 77 to
crash into the rear end of 78, which had
pulled onto the main line. Mr. Little, a
stockman from Denver, was dosing In the
caboose of 74 and did not have time to
Jump when aroused, and his escape Is
miraculous, as the caboose wa a roas.i
of kindling. He austalned some bad cuts,
but wss able to follow after hla stock to
South Omaha Sunday evening on No. 6.
The wrecker from Hastings clesred the
track In time for No. 1 Sunday morning
and a large crowd waa entertained during
the day In seeing tha wreckage cleared
and feasting on spilled fruit. No. 6 went
via Blue H1U Saturday night
Blair rksatasa This Week.
BLAIR, Neb., June . (Special.) Ths
first annual chautauqua of Blair will ba
held In this city, commencing Tuesday,
July t and lasting to July 7. The Young
Men's Business club Is the promoter In get
ting this fin entertainment for Blair, In
which some of the most talented orators,
humorists and cartoonists and the Royal
Hungarian orchestra will appear through
out tha week'a program. General Z. T.
Sweeney will be tha orator of the day for
the Fourth of July and others on the pro
gram ar Colonel H. W. J. Ham, Opt Read,
Gilbert Eldredge. Alton Packard, Adrian N.
Newena and Right Reverend Mgr. J. Henry
Tthen. the Catholic lecturer, and many
othera. Tha Danish Brotherhood has the
Fourth of July celebrstlon under its car
and promises all who come a rare time,
with lota of fun, gamea, etc. Blair la noted
all over thla part of the atata for Its beau
tiful shade treea, with Ita two fine railroad
parka and the city parka, one large one
given by the lat Banker A. Castctter; yet
with all Ita beautiful parks, owing to a peti
tion signed by a few chronic knockers, the
chautauqua people were obliged to secure
grounds st the outskirts of the city, on ths
school house grounds, making It very In
convenient for aged people to attend the
evening session a
InveatlaTatlnaT Coal Prospects.
(Special.) John H. Rackerby, a mining en
gineer, together with an expert. coal miner
from Iowa, were Just here Investigating the
coal prospects. They found from tha dis
coveries made by 8. O. Baker on a farm
Just out from town, that there were as fin
indications of a good coal mine aa any In
Iowa or Illinois that they have observed.
The coal miner expet.xpects to return In
th nesr future to assist Mr. Baker In de
veloping this mine.
Roosevelt Boys at Homo.
OYSTER BAY. N. Y.. June SO-Theodors
Jr. snd Kermit Roosevelt have arrived at
basramoi Hill U apend their auheol vaosv-
Real Outline of Flans of Accused ii
Rapidly Being Developed
Copies Reports Made to Finkertont
by Detectives in Their Employ.
State Will Endeavor to Exclude Them
from the Jury.
Ontlln of Consplrnei Which RlvaU
Story Told by Harry Orchard f
Alleged Crime of the
BOISE, Idaho, June 30. Tha alleged con
spiracy of th Plnkerton National Detec
tive agency, under retainer from tha Mine
Owners' association and tha Citizen's Alli
ance of Colorado and Idaho, to destroy the
Western Federation of Miners, will ba
taken up tomorrow morning, when th
trial of William D. Haywood la .resumed
at 10 o'clock. Th defense aets up thla aa
the counter conspiracy of which Harry
Orchard, It la charged, wa simply an
agent. The chief witness Is one Morris
Friedman, formerly a stenographer for tha ...
Plnkerton at the headquarters of the west
ern division In Denver. It Is alleged that
Friedman, as sn agent of socialist and th
Western Federation, secured th position
In the Plnkerton employ for the purpose
of spying on the Plnkertons.
Somo of the dally reports of the "oper
rtors" employed by the sgency to Join th
Western Federation, attend meetings of
the local unions, and, If possible, secure
their own election to office In these union.
Friedman had testified, were given to him '
to copy. He made a copy for himself am
now produces a number of these repnrti
which have been marked for Identtficatlo
as evidence, but which hav not been reau
In court In fact, Clarence Darrow, , of
counrcl for the defense, stated to Judge
Wood that ho had not himself read ths
reports. Thn sdmlsstblllty of these copies
of reports aa evidence will be argued tomor
row mrrnin
Light on Plan of Defense.
By th! Introduction of the witness,. Fried
man, on the last day of the first week
of ths Inning for the defense, a more posi
tive light Is thrown upon ths position taken
by tho attorneys who are endeavoring to
clear Haywoml ar.d the other officials of
the vet in FecVrstlon of Miners from tha
charge of cot sriracy to murder. It Is
cleariy Ind'ccted that It Is proposed to
show that a conspiracy to exterminate th ,
Wes'.-rn Federation went so far as to se
cure tho Irdlctnrent of the highest officials
oi me leaerauon on mo cnargo or muraer
It is charged that when Orchard waa ar-v -rested
on the charge of th murder '
former Governor St unnberr no w
duoeU by the Plnkerton to make
fesslon Implicating Haywood, Moyer
bone, Steve Adam. Jack. Slmpkln
number of other officers and meml
tho Western Federation of Miners
nn extent that Indictments could ba
against them in Idaho. In furtheuj
the mine owners' conspiracy, it la
that further Incriminating evldenc
manufactured by the Plnkertons In v
of Orchard's confession go that Ha '
the secretary and treasurer of the V
Federation of Miners: Moyer, the prASO
of the organization, and PettlNme. a f '"ll"
member of the executive board, mil
convicted of a capital offense and exf (f
while many other officer and meml' ' Jt
the federation w'ere placed In Jeona' oVy..
trial on a Blmllar charge of conspir . 3OJi0
Plana of Allesrea Consplrnc $29.50
A review of tha evidence introduv $17.50
tho coarse of the last five days brln;U.40
Inevitable conclusion that counsel for -.4ft
defense will endeavor to prove to the satis-
fsctlon of the Jury that the Plnkerton f
sgency and the Min Owners' association,'
with th knowledge and approval of tho
governor of Idaho, tha former governor of
Colorado, the former adjutant general of
Colorado and other Influential people, con
aplred to secure th death by hanging of
William D. Haywood, Charles H. Moyer
iwn A. Vet 1 1 bone, and that incident
ally the mine owners sre directly respon
sible for the killing of fourteen men In th
Independence depot
Missouri Gradually Swallowlnar EI40
wood, Kan., Opposite 00
. . St. Joseph. 15
4 a
KANSAS CITT. Mo. June SO.-Th rlllag(50
of Elwood. Kan., alxty mllee north of Kanjg
aas City, is gradually slipping Into th aCls-
ourl river. Elwood lias In th bottogp.
lands aero th rlvr from Bt Jon,73
Mo. It waa aettled first In 18S6 and in t;.75
early day, was a prosperous village trj.jj
for a short tlms was a rival of Bt Joaeg-j
Fifty years ago ths current of th M
sourl river began to sweep against '
levee. Th bank crumbled away and
waa necessary to move th houses fNf
the water front. This house moving d
cess has continued half a century and st
all of the original townslt. making ul -section
of land, haa been washed T""1
with the exception of about fifty acrea. bJ
Ther hav been yeara whn th df""!
age wa very small and when th v"', "
took new courage. Then again th
rent would begin it work and town .
would disappear. Great lnroada were rr
by the river laat year and now again
Stream la cutting further Into th h
and tha two dozen remaining families tj ,
been forced to move their bouano t
further. It aeems probsbls that tbo an
village soon will be destroysd. All ths
habitants thst now remain are hudi
together close to the railroad tracks t
form ths sounthern boundary of Elwc
Elwood is inhabited by truck gardent
and fishermen. ' .
Francis Mnrphy.
I FranJ
r ra axinirT.trjs Cm rnto sa.
Murphy, the temperance loqfurer, dlod j
10:30 a. m. today. v-
A war ere Under Arsvot.
GOLD FIELD, Nev.c June 40 Fiv ss
sayers were arrested yesterday ami 1"
pounds of high-grade ore all"Ked to "
been stolen from the Little Florence
and valued at tuO.OuO was recovered.
men under arrest ar M. J. Smith,
Prince, C. J. Track, Henry Lutxe:
and Fred Lutser.heixer. All gav '
the sum of $l,Ouu and the raars t ' 1
for hearing on July il. It Is tid t'
arrests will be made witnln a f' 4 .
Th men who actually stol Ills
ar uoder urvvUlauca, 4 ao
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