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Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVII NO. 17.
OMAIIA, MONDAY MORNINO, JULY 8, 1907.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
COMMISSION IS BUSY
Employes of Interstate Commerce
Commission Work Overtime
HUNDREDS OF CASLS FILED
Documents in Texas Cattle Complaint
Weigh 250 Founds.
EXPBESS CASES ARE DELAYED
Commission Will Take Them Up as
Soon as Fossible. r
SERVICE CHARGES EX0RBITAN1
Small Shipper Pay Maay Times aa
Mack far Same Ilaal aa Larger
Shippers Who Hav
''" . Contracts.
' (From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. July 7.-(Speclal.)-Never
before since the Interstate Commerce com
mission was created a quarter of a cen
tury ago bave the officials and employes
been so crowded with work as they are at
the present time. In other branches of the
federal government work la slacking oft
for the summer and clerks are taking their
annual vacation by the score. But those
amployed In the department which looks
after freight rates and railroad affairs gen
erally are compelled to work overtime In-
stead. This Is due to the fact that the new salaries to enable them to remain at work,
rate law Is In full operation and besides It Educational institutions are hampered by
has been found that a great many Import- the loss of teachers, who seek more proflt
ant contests of shippers against railroads j able fields Just when they become most
depend upon tha proper filing of all papers I valuable to the institution of learning
bearing upon the cases before the end of i by reason of experience. The National
August, i Educational association has done more to
During- the last few days there have been advance the interests of teachers flnan
normous masses of documents carted into dully than any other means. In my opln
the offices of tha commission. In one case Ion. I bellevo teachers should be pen
alone,, that of the Cattle Raisers' asaocla- j stoned as an Inducement for them to ra
tion of Texas against various railway com- j main In the work and to prevent their
panles, the "exhibits" numbered many i being retained In active service after they
thousand paiers, tha total weight of which 1 have passed the point of usefulness."
was upwards of 250 pounds. There have
been so many of these big cases against !
tha railroads to occupy the attention of the j
commission and Its employes that no time )
has yet been found to take up the questions I
relating to fair and equitable rates charged 13-tO. .
by the express and sleeping car companies, j
But as soon aa those corporations have had ! KANSAS CITY, July 7. The annual en
time to prepare and file their schedules of ' campment of the Army of the Phllfpplnes
tariffs It Is likely that something will be ! will be held ln Kansas City, August 18-1.
"heard to drop." j Delegates from 126 campa of the society,
High Rat of Express Companlea. most of them In the middle west, will be
Everyone who does business with the ex- ! present and the attendance la expected to
pre I and sleeping car corporations appears ! be larger than ever.
to hava a grievance which he will air as ! Lieutenant Arthur MacArthur, U. S. A.,
soon as the commission la ready. It Is well commander-in-chief of the society, will at
vndarstood that there Is nothing fair or I tend the encampment, and on the second
equitable , bout the rates charged by the day will review the military parade, a
asjnraa. companies, and the fact that one I feature of each year's encampment. Among
f those corporation, has recently paid a i others who will be present are: Brigadier
dividend of 800 per cent to Its stockholders ! General Frederick C. Funaton. Colonel
. I. evidence ln Itself that congres acted j Wilder S. Metcalf of the famous Tweo
I none too soon In giving the Interstate Com- j tleth Kanaas, Brigadier General Irving
merce commission Jurisdiction over the ex- j Hale of Denver, and Brigadier General
pTesjt rtrf..T7'r .trotfbhrts. Tiowever, that ciiarlea King..,. -. - v-
' tha small shipper Is the greatest sufferer.
Ra la avercharged an every possible occa-.
l' and the companlea seem to conduct
thelr business upon th. theory that the man t
wpo is overcnargra a traction or a oolinr ;
has neither the time nor the means to take ;
tha necessary atep to secure redress. Every j
..press company m me country makes spe- j
t ! ,."'.0 !"1,"!,"VT,i hlppara. and I
It 1. thl. d scrlmln.tlon which will first re-
celv. the attention of the commission. Borne r
of these unfair rate, have already been i
called, to the attention of the commission !
linnffllallv. A rm. In rwiftrtt im ih. n A !
man of thl. city who last week received
a .mail parcel by express from Now York.
It had been dispatched by a firm having a
apaclal aontract with the express company,
whJgh nraaald the charge, to Washington.
Vmm etiarge. were fifteen (IB) cents. The
recipient carried the package In a trunk to
a small town In tha Interior of the state :
and from there shipped It to a point twelve j
mile, distant. He was rnmnllMl t n uu i t
.nt. m. .... i
i or transporting a package a distance of
twelve miles as tha mora fortunate firm In
New York paid for the transport of the
.am. packaga S3U miles, or nearly twenty
times as far. v
Thla Is only an insignificant Incident,
but th.' commission Is determined that
Inequalities of thl. character .hall te cor
rected and It is also equally determined
that the sleeping car companies shall re
vise their rates so a. to assure the travel
ing public equal charges for equal ser
vice., which It 1. not th. practice of the
companies to accord Its patron, at pres
Chnrgea of Undertakers.
If you are a sailor .ailing under the
tar. and stripe, and happen to die any
where In the United Btateo. Uncle 8am
will bury you. But If you are a "really
truly" patriot you will naturally want to
aave a. much expenae a. you can to your
Uncle Samuel. With thla ead ln view,
writ, to the secretary of tha treasury for
a copy of circular No.' J6, volume is, Is
ued on Thursday, June 27, 1807. In look
ing through that pamphlet you will find
that thl. great republic has made con
tract. In. Marly every city on or near the
aoauoast, x me navigable river, and the
-"STZ '" f Vi
sick and disabled seamen aa well as for
the burial of those who die. Being anxious
to save money for the government, you
will read with great Interest the price
list of funeral, in these various cities.
If you happen to hava had at any time
tn the past a friend who died while on a
visit to Florida, you will perhaps recall
that bis surviving relatives kicked like
brindl. steer, over tha alleged extortion
of tha undertaker. In th. ofties of Florida.
Under those circumstances you will nearly
faint with astonishment to discover that
the secretary of the treasury announce,
(with pardonable pride) that he has made
a contract with "Charles A. Clarke (In
corporated) to provide for the burial of
dtveaaed patients at $5 each.". Charlee A.
Clark (incorporated) la an undertaker ' or
funeral director In Jacksonville. But It
la not only la Jacksonville that Uncle
Sam (in tha person of "Jimmy" Rey.
Holds, assistant k. rotary of th. treas
ury) has made n corking good bargain.
In Loa Angelrv Cu! Plerc. Broa, A Co!
have contractu; .. bury deceased patient
urn me jur,i hospital at 1S each
In K.y West, F'.a.. B. P. Baker charges
only a rents more than his fellow crafts
men In Jacksonville. C. A W. Frailer of
Manitowoc. Wis., will look sad and do a
d'-cent Job at V. while the Hager Broa.
Co. (limited) Just a few mUea away at
Ifarquette, Mich., charge $S per. In Ban
Juan. P, R.. Uordaly Mesa are under oon
tract at r. each. That la also tha rate
to ba (aid Conrad L lioaka whenever hla
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FORECAST FOR NEBRASKA Generally
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MORE PAY JOH TEACHERS
Question Which Wilt Be Considered
by the Notional F.dnratlonal
LOS ANQELF.8, July T.-Df'leeates to
JJie National Educational association,
.f hlch meet In this city rext Monday. (
Ived In targe numbers yesterday. A b re
train over the Knit Lake road con-
twelve coaches brought nearly
vUitors from Chicago and points
' i. A large number of this delega-
"5-. re superintendents, principals and
U "$ In the Chicago public schooH.
Th 1 rat ion at the association head
qua 'i t noon today was In excea" of
I.OOi hi number Is expected to be
larger " aed by Monday morning.
Specla. muu from Philadelphia, Brook
lyn antt other eastern cities are due to
It la anticipated that a movement will
be begun by theconvention looking to an
Increase In the salaries of .teachers every- j
where. This Idea Is fostered by the Chi-
cago Federation of Teachers, but It la not
decided Just what definite shape the i
proposition will assume.
President Nathan W. Scbaefer said to-
day regarding this Issue:
I am in favor 'of Increased wages for
teachers. They should be paid sufficient
ARMY OF PHILIPPINES MEETS !
Annaal Encampment Will Be Held at
The Army of tha Philippines Includes
those regiment, that served In the Phll
fnnln Islands follriwtne the ftnahtsh-Amer-
,can war-. Tn, -lety hai a membership
of 120 0CO
Tne ' annuai reunion of the Twentieth
Kanaas, regiment, which, under command
of and Metcalf. did valiant ser-
ylce , th, Phlpplnf. dur,ng the Spanish
wl be nel4 m connectlon wlth the
tncmlw " ,
LOUIS LID IS LIFTED
Excise Officials Permit Serving;
Beer at Germna Wedding
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. July 7. Deaplte the
"lid" which haa been battened down on
Bt. Louis for many month., beer flowed
freely at one place today, with the con
sent of Excise Commissioner Mulvlhlll, the
wedding of Peter Beb
Federsplel at Neumeyer'a, hall, being the
one oasis which marked the usual "dry"
The bride and groom have been in
America but a short time and they wanted
their wedding to be a. much a. possible
like It would have been had It taken place
In Germany. They visited the excise com
missioner and told him of the old German
customs and that beer Is almost as neces
sary as a minister. Mr. Mulvlhlll con
sented after the couple had visited him
several time, and notified the police to
leave the merrymaker, in peace.
Three hundred gueat. wers Invited and
all attended. A friend of the groom, who
I. In the saloon business, gave away all
tha beer that could be disposed of.
D0LLIVER DENIES QUARREL
Iown Senator Sny. Ho Did Not Sen
Senator Tillman at Jackson,
y , Michigan.
CHICAGO, July 1 In regard to special
report, from Jackaon, Mich., about an al
leged altercation between Senators Dol
llver and Tillman, Senator Dolllver today
There 1. not a word of truth ln th.
. am .W.w.llnii flMiit., Til ! . ..
- Po - ' -t J-c-'on. Mich.. July S. and left
the aama day for Louisville. I made a
Fourth of July speech there tha next day
and left for Chicago early July 6. I hava
not seen or spoken to Senator Tillman
slnoe March 4."
Senator Tillman has also denied th. story.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
New NatlonnI Bank Anthorlsed tow
Heron, . D. Nehrnakn and Iown
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON. July T.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) The City National bank of Huron.
B. D., has been authorised to begin busl- j
nesa with IM.OOO capital. E. L. Abel, presi
dent; John F. Doherty, vice president; 1
K. Vance, cashier.
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska, Bart
lett Wheeler aounty. Michael H. Letcher
vice W. H. Unhtka, resigned. Iowa. Cal-
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CIVIL SERVICE FOR POLICE
Chief Harden of Rochester Opposes
Fro motion by Examination.
GOOD FOR ENTRANCE ONLY
Hegnlre-mente at aa OOlec Cnnaot
Be Shown by Aaawera to Any
Set of Qnestlone, Sny
Chief J. C. Hayden of Rochester. N. T.,
at the convention of chief of police at
Norfolk, Va.. expressed his belief In civil
,ervlce M applying to orltlnal entrance
Into the department, but questioned the
wisdom of applying the principle to pro
The address wae one of the most interest
ing of the convention. Th'o papt r waa con
aldcred one of the ablest offered and was
spread on the records In full as part of
the proceedings. The reference made to i
civil servlco in the paper Is of peculiar
Interest just at this time.
Extracts from the paper of Chief Hay dm
are as follows
BcUef In Civil Service.
"In most of our cities the members of
the police department are appointed from
civil service list after a competitive ex-
BmlnatIon and promotions are made In!
eapn fpom tnoM ,n the nt ,ower :
Bftn fc cornp.mlve examlnatUn, us-
b(uw(, on tn. cndujate.. knowledge !
of the dut, of tn. offlc, and length of ;
,,,. Tnerl no douot In mv m,nd ;
to the benefit e of such examinations, so i
far , entrance ,nto tne d,p,rtment is con- i
cerned, and I am sura that every one will
agree with me when I say that the in-"",
agree wivn mo wnen i iy intn. mi in- j
sstal latlrtri tt tMvll mmwrinm Visas rli-an ua mnfl 1
of higher educational qualifications than
were secured under the 'spalls system,'
when appointment, were made as a reward ; Covered. At present, however, the excep
for faithful political service. tlonB' hW water h" Prevented thodlgg ng
"I firmly believe in the wisdom of com- down t0 bedrock,
petltlve examination, for original entrance EMfT Pre"Mmt of the Amerl-
Into the department, and I do not think n Foundries company, who has recently
that It Is possible that the standard for "Pe"1 MV1 month" ln , th'" f0'0" f
entrance can made too high. There Is j country, haa become Interested In the
no calling In the world where good Judg- Wlnd rlver BCn f""1, ,,M re'ued
ment and common sense Is dslly brought toT the purpose of obtaining a dredge with
Into play more frequently than that of the whlch the .and. of this stream can ba
....i.. n 1 ,ii-.. i. r,i. economically worked.
required to possess a knowledge of the j
criminal law, but he la required o act on i
the Impulse of the moment without oppor- .
tunlty of consulting the law books, and
the adage that 'every man Is presumed to
know the law' especially applies to him.
Where Service la Inadequate.
"The question of the advisability of
making promotions from the rank of pa-
j trolman through competitive examinations
seems to be an open one. Can the many
qualifications of a man appointed to di
rect and have charge of a body of police
men be determined by an oral or written
examination? I believe that you will
agree with me when I say that they
can not. A man may be well versed ln
the criminal code, the rules of the depart
ment and such other subjects as a candi
date may be examined In, yet he may
not posseoa a single attribute necessary
In a competent officer. He may not be
alert, lie may ba a' dreamer; he may got
at eart ba In accord, with Ww auperlor.
and parhap. not at all times capable of ,
using the good Judgment required of
"Civil service advocatee may theorise
until they are "black In the face,' but I
am afraid I will never be convinced thut
you can determine responsibility, trust
worthiness and the like by written com
petitive tests or examinations. No suoh
examination, ever yet framed can deter
mine whether a man haa moral character
and stability, or whether he ha. what we
Give. Chiefs Appointment.
"I believe that If the appointing offlcera
naa autnuriiy iw , iuin vim . .i..
those who have been shown an aptitude
and place them In command, with the un-
derstanding that they were alway. .erv-
lng cn probation and would be aafe from
removal so long a. they did their duty
better than any one under them could do
the same, then I believe that we would
have renl police aervlce. My home city
1. fortunate ln the calibre of lt. patrol
men and those In command, but I can see
danger ahead If the only requirement for
promotion Is to be able to answer cor
rectly twenty or twenty-five questions
propounded by a Civil Service 'commis
sion. Book learning, while absolutely ea
aenttal, I. only one of the many qualifica
tion, required of a police officer,
"On other occasions I hava spoken of
the value of acbool. of Instruction ln
which members of the department reoelve
Instruction ln criminal law. Every offi
cer should become familiar with the law
ha has sworn to enfore, 'and If he 1.
Ignorant of tha law, he certainly will not
become a real police offloer until :he
at least becomes familiar with Its funda
mental provisions. He should know hi.
rights and above all tha light, of tha prl-
vate cltlxen. A blue uniform, a baton
and a revolver do not make a police offi
cer; a liberal supply of brain., with a
knowledge how to use them 1. extremely
Advocates Better Pay. '
I believe that ln addition to a rayular
course of Instruction In criminal law, .very
polio officer should become familiar with
th rule, of Jlrst aid to th Injured. In j an opportunity,
case, of accident, happening on th publlo
street, of our cltte. th. policeman 1. u.ually I Hnnt for Mnrdorona Cowboy,
the first on ths scene. He .hould be taught ! LARAMIE. Wyo.. July T.-(Special.)
how to prevent loaa of blood to the injured; Ranchmen and cowboys of the Laramie
what temporary treatment .hould be ap- Pla,n" r "purine; th oountry for a cow
plld ln fita and fainting spells, for th I boy named Puis, and If ha Is caught he
reason that a doctor may not always be w,n ummarily dealth with. Ye.t.rday
on hand, and a polio officer -with even ' 1u1' rode u to rouP ot oowboy. and
a .light knowledge of Ju.t what to do at cimn. H. wa. drunk, and .winging
th. right time would often mean th. saving ! th 7' ' ovar th. head of
of human Ufa. I Banehma, Bth- w'th a whoop
"Perhapa. If I had my way. I may b ' P"" "hed ,dr" th, fu
accu.ed of ralalng th. at.nd.rd. of th I y teeU ""th. pistol of a
Dollc. too blah, and that m.n of th. noce.- . Wboy Cau"d PuU 10 let ot ib "
sary qualification, could not be secured I
for th. paltry salary u.ually paid to our
guardian, of tha peace. I oonf. that th.
alary hld out to th polio do, not at
tract oolleg. brad men, and that they ar
not falling ovar themselves to wear th
suit of Mu. I believe th standard of re
quirements for member of th police 'de-
Dartment "Mt ra,,wl to hih- a1
I think that I am vololng publlo sentiment
whan I say that were th. publlo assured
that they war getting their money', worth.
they would b willing to pay what they : Englishmen. Lord Avebury gave a lunch
were actually worth. ' eon In hi. honor, at a oca, the other guest.
Conrteens, bat aa Orator.
"In my rambling. 1 would .mphasla '
.... I ,hf r. he wa, welcomed by a large gatli-
becom .npraaa.d with the aecesalty of , r He wore hi. whit, flannels f." the
being courteous to citizen, .nd respectful J flr,t tim. ln BlaDA. He aloke for twenty.
to -lr superior, at aU tlmea. They should i five minute, and hi. remark, were re
naver on any occasion ua loud, boisterous ' celved with the greatest enthu.la.ni. The
and vulgar language, and porhaji. one of i club had previously presented 1.1m with a
tlie best way. to tmpree. thl. on a police
officer la for Ik offloer In oommand to aet
(Continued on Second FageJ.
SUSPECTED OF KILLING CHUM
Iowa Mas Placed trader Arrest
Aberdeen ,aa a gerloa.
ABERDEEN, a D.. Jury 7. (Special)
' Will Moser of Strawberry Point, la., is
under . arrest here for the murder of an
unknown man with whom he had been
chumming on the Fourth. The two met
In Columbus, a few miles from here, on
that day, Moser being broke and the other
man having a roll. After Moser had eaten,
had a drink and a cigar at the other man's
expense, the two took a stroll out In the
country. Later the body of the other man,
whose name la unknown, was found by
the roadside with two bullet holes In It,
one being through the head, with entrance
at the left eye, and the other tneugh the
right breast. Moser was later found at a
farmhouse and arrested on suspicion of
having committed the murder. He denies
any knowledge of the crime.
PLACER WORK O WHO RIVER
Companies Being Organised to
I.rge Dredges In Operation.
SHOSHON1, Wo.. July 7.-(Spcclal.)
The old channels ot the Wind river for
fully twenty-five ' miles are . now being
"taked and ar being worked by placer
A Y "' mor thai prosrecttng Is
being done, although several rockera and
"lulC8 boxes are belux operated, the owners
ot wllIch re mu Hoal waies. The
gold-bearing gravel upon the surface runs
well over $1 per coble yard, and as a good
worker can handle, nearly or quite ten
Vrd Pet " " b een that they l
cn corresponding number of dol- I
From all Indications the values at bed-
rock houll be Phenomenal and will doubt-
less create a rush when they are once un-
Other local dredging companies are being
ornlet nd before the summer is over
eyeral hedges will be In operation.
Kerooena WU1 Kill Grnbo.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 7.-Speclal.
R. H. Bears, who waa formerly engaged ln
the sheep business In Nebraska, assert,
that kerosene is an Infallible remedy for
"grub-in-the-head," which Is killing thou
sands of sheep- in central Wyoming. Bo
Impressed are tha official, by Bearc'a state
ments that the kerosene treatment will be
given an Immediate trial.
"We had trouble with grub. In the nasal
cavities of sheep In Nebraska when I was
ln the sheep business there," said Bear.,
"and we found that If about two table
spoons of kerosene , were poured Into tha
nostril, of an affected sheep the grubs
would be killed, sneezed out and Inflamma
tion would cease, the sheep recovering Its
normal health In a short time. Frequently,
ad a.inl-fcln IhhKlroatmMlt I 'SmM SAM
a,lhee Bne.M y,, ,and th. Ut grubs
.. from lt. to tn. ound. w. .Iso
fall from lt. nose to the ground. W. also
found that If the nose of a sheep wa.
dipped In melted tar the files causing the
grub, ln the head would not enter It. nos
trils. Tar we used as a preventative and
kerosene as a remedy."
"Orub-In-the head," as the new affliction
of sheep In Wyoming haa come to be
known, Is caused by a certain kind of fly
depositing Its eggs In the nasal cavities.
In dde course of time grubs emerge- from
the eggs, and their presence causes Inflam
mation, an acute nervoua trouble and
death. The grubs, when they have ma
tured sufficiently' , fall from the nose of the
i gneep ana uecome nies, inun completing
: the cycle of reproduction of the Insect.
j The flies lay their eggs In July. August and
. September, and the grub, do not mature
untll ten months later, the afflicted sheep
dying from ten month, to a year after
the egg. are laid.
Slonx Falls Mnn Arrested.
SIOUX FALLS, a D July 7.-(8peclal.)
IJoyd J. Aldrlch wa. arrested on the
charge of embezzlement preferred by
Sheriff E. I. Murphy of Guthrie, Okl., who
came to Sioux Fall, for the purpose of
securing him. Within half an hour after
Aldrlch was arrested by Chief of Police
Frank Wade and turned over to the Okla
homa officer, he had been taken to a south
bound train and wa. on hi. way to Okla
homa a. a prisoner. Tha charge against
Aldrlch grew out of a transaction which
took place before he left Oklahoma about
a year ago. Bine coming to Sioux Falls
he haa been employed by a big harvester
company, and haa remained ateadlly In the
employ of the company, except a few
month, last winter, which he spent In Kan
sas. Sheriff . Murphy stated there were
j twenty-one count, against Aldriph. Al
drlch had with htm here a woman and
child, th. latter aged about 4 year., whom ickt Dut un down ln th republican
h. stated were his wife and child. Ac- prlmarlei. Th, fact that th Bar asso
cordlng to Sheriff Murphy th woman la carries tha name of at
not the wife of Aldrlch. Aldrlch took hi.
arrest very coony. ana miormea nis bloux
j Fall, friend, that he would have no
trouble ln proving hi. Innocence when given
and Bath's life was saved. Bath la In a
precarious condition, but will probably ra-
FUNCTIONS FOR MARK TWAIN
American Hnmorlst ta Entertained
Twice by Prominent English,
LONDON. July I. Samuel U Clemena was
entertained twlo Saturday by prominent
Including Lord Kelvin, Kir Archibald Qekle
ana oir inane iriu, ioa:g.it 31 r. Clem
ens wa. the guest of th. Savage club,
replica of the Ascot cup, and Mr. Clemens
remarked that he would not be glil. to
Kill thl. reiJioa, because they had given
auoh publicity to ths faot that be atel It
SEDGWICK IS IN THE RACE
Chief Justice Candidate for Another
Term on Bench.
REESE BOOM IS UNDER MOTION
Effort to Create Demand for Ilia
Candidacy Leads to the Fulfil
seat of Prophesy of Fight
(From a Stan corresponaent.; .
LINCOLN, July 7. (Special.) Tha Inti-
matlon of The Bee last week that some- j
thing In state politics would soon be started
has been fully borne out and the prospects
of a fight for the republican nomination
for supreme Judge between Chief Justice
Sedgwick, who Is seeking the election on
one side, and former Judge Reese, repre
senting the self-styled reformers, is almost
assured. Judge Sedgwick', plan of opera
tions developed by the appearance of pe
titions circulated by Ms supporters, ad
dreaxed to the eccrntary of state, asking
that his name be placed on the official pri
mary bajlot under the terms of the new
primary law, and reports received here are
to the effect that they are boing rapidly
signed by republicans through lut the state,
la only a few counties, so far as reports
have come In, has any reluctance been
manifested among those to whom the pe
titions were presented for stgraturea.
Progreaa of tha Reese Boom.
In the camp of the opposition the lines
hava been drawn closer for prevailing
upon Judge Reese to consent to become a
candidate. He Is understood to have de-
clared that he would enter the race only
If convinced that public sentiment among
republican, demanded htm. Some clever
work ha. been done to create the publlo
sentiment which would Justify Judge
Reese's projection Into the political arena.
A large number of cople. of the Albion
New. containing hi. portrait and bio- ;
grahplcal aketcb, with reprint, of aympa- i
thetlc extract, from a few other new.-
papers, an da general attack on "tha old
gang of politician." have been sent out to
selected name, and quite a number of
them received here In Lincoln. Another
obstacle In the way has also been removed
by the quick conversion of Ross Ham
mond and the accession of his Fremont
Tribune to the Reese movement. Ham
mond', paper a week ago read Reese out
of the running on account of his advanced
age, but thl. week aay. lt wa. mlataken
In giving the Judge', age aa 75, whereas
he would only he 7S at the expiration of
the term of office, to which he would now
be aspiring. The Tribune haa come out
squarely for Judge Reesa a. fulfilling a
demand "that Judge, be predisposed ln
favor of the people a. against the Interest,
Democrats to Keep Alive.
The movement among the old llaa poll
tfcian. among tha democrat, to keep th.m
solves In the .addle ln aplte of the direct
primary law by holding a .tat. convention
and nominating a ticket In advance ot the
regular primary election has not made any
headway or met with favorable reaponse
and as a consequence haa been abandoned.
Chairman Allen of the democrats state
committee, Insist, that some .leering must
be done to keep the democratic wheels re
volving and proposes, therefore, to call
the democratic state committee July IS, to
meet at Lincoln and In conjunction with a
few safe and reliable outsider, specially
invited, to conatltute Itself Into a sort of
conference or convention that will serve
the same purpose, to the extent of ad
vising the rank and file of both democrat,
and poullst. what 1. beet for them to do.
A lot of plain every-day democrata who
ubscrlbe to Mr. Bryan', definition that
. . ,, M . ... . ..ift
democrat Is one who be leves , n tne , ruio
j of aU the peopIe, B" aVL ah.a
ing to I R Kin s ui vim b Hum
bosses, and doubt Is expressed whether
any result will come from Brother-in-law
Allen's pet scheme should he attempt to
carry It out
Lancaster Bnr'a Candidates.
The Lancaster county lawyers who put
up a Judicial ticket ln the nam. of the
Bar association a ooupl. of weeks ago.
having failed to find .mooth .ailing for
their nominees, have Issued a proclamation
over the signature of a special committee
of five, saying apologetically that they
did not Intend to put up a ticket but .Im
ply to give th people the benefit of their
disinterested and experienced advice a. to
the qualification, of candidates for Judges.
They recommend pone the less than the
names selected at the bar meeting De
given preference at the primary election,
but .Ingularly, omit to a.y whether they
are to run aa republicans or democrats or
as both. No one here has yet been able
to figure out either whot would happen tn
the event that the condition mentioned by
The Be should be presented, namely, that
some of these republican candidate, for
.hnnM win out on the democratic
. ,eMt one well known democratic lawyer
whoM nam, h Wn famiiiar on success
ful democratic ticket, ha. not relieved the
disposition of republican, to regard the
bar ticket with suspicion.
Ed Crewman Killed hy Explosion of
Goa ta an Old Ctetera.
PLATT8MOUTH, Neb.. July T. (Special
Telegram.) Ed Classmen, a clerk for B. A.
Wurt. entered an old cistern In th. baaa-
ment of tha two-.tory brick building of
Henry Boock to ascertain th. cause of a
bad odor. It ia thought that he pulled th
plug out of a gas pip and th escaping
ga. oaught fire, causing a terrino explosion,
which doubtless killed Mr. Grassman In
stantly and threw Boeck and Wurt aom
ton feet from tha cistern. They caped
from th burning building. Th firemen
fought th flame, from S to S o'clock be
fore they wers extinguished. The damage
to th general merchandise stock wa.
about luVOOu and to th. building about
$4.(00. Mr. Grassman wa. about SG year,
of age and leave, a wife and two .on. and
The delivery team of Zuckwelter Lut.
wa drowned Saturday night
Indianapolis Buildings t'ollnpn.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., July T Two build
ings, three stories high, located near tha
northwestern corner of Meridian and Mary
land Btr-ts, In the center of the whole
kale district, collapsed from some unknown
cause esrly this morning, causing a loss of
trv.uU). Had tha collapse occjrred during
business hourae a large loss of life would
certainly have occurred. Aa th. bandings
were among the oldest In the city It la
thought this was the main reason for (be
ccllapsw. The principal a sses arei Dvniel
EKewart Drug and Glass company. $t,if;
Martha Stewart, on building- Vipty, the
&runa-!rk-alk-Colleridr Billiard tTf
pany. lao.'oO. aad Henry kala eslaia,
Y. M. C. A. CAMPAIGN GOES ON
Last Three !aya to Re Made Vigorous
Session hr the Ardent
The Toung Men's Christian association
hustlers start In on the last lap of their
camoalan this morning. It Is intended to
close the canvass Wednesday night.
"These three days must be crowded with
effort," said one of the leaders last nlkht.
"The committees, whose seal has been
unflagging, show no signs of weariness.
Rather they are prepared for the greatest
effort of the campaign and they have no
thought of failure. It la certainly to be
hoped that their confidence will be Justified '
oy tne results or me remaining reports.
"Those who have not subscribed are
asked to send their subscriptions to head-
quarter, ln the Young Men'. Christian as
sociation building. Everyone I. asked to
give according as he Is able, but .mall
contribution, will be received a. gladly
a. large one. It 1. only by each con
tributing aa he or she i. able that tha
new buildings all over the country are
posaiblo.i Members of the executive com
mittee, Including Messrs. Wharton, Car
penter, Munroe. Baldrlge and Wattles, are
duvottng a great deal of their time to tha
canvass. Faith In the cause and the peo
ple of Omaha la holding them to the cam
It has been annminoed that the original
subscription of 1200 from Hayward Bros,
haa been Increased to 5oo. a number of
contributions of from S2G0 to tl.OOu are ex
pected today and tomorrow, as well as on
Wednesday. Th. last day In "short term"
campaign, alway. bring, in a host ot sub
scriptions of all kinds of amounts, and
the leaders are looking for big thing, be
tween now and Wednesday night
LABORER STRUCK BY A TRAIN
James Haley Fonnd Dead on Mlaaonrl
Pacldo Track. Hear Ilnaer'e
James Haley, a man employed In the
grading camp of Doolay A Moody, near
' South Omaha, wa. found dad near the
MMourt paclflo track, at Ru.er'a park
gunjRy morning, the indlcalon. being that
he had fallen aaleep on th. track and been
struck by a passing train. He wa. about
45 years old. His body wa. taken charge
of by Coroner Bralley, who will hold an
Inquest. It Is not known whether he was
a married man or not, but he was known
to have a .later In Lincoln, and word has
been sent to her of his death.
ATLANTIC, la., July 7. (Speclal.)
Oliver Mill, of Lewis, for fifty year, a
foremost figure tn Cass county Industrial
and political life, died Friday at hi. home
In Cass township, In his 86th year. Mills
came to thla county ln 1867 when the "Un
derground Railway" was seeing lt. most
active ' days, and he took a part In the
transportation of negroes from the Mis
sourl line across the state of Iowa Into
northern Illinois. John Brown and other
prominent abolitionist, were at work In
tha vicinity of Lewi, at that time and Mr.
Mill, became . acquainted with tha great
abolitionist - Ha was engaged in farming
toen" and ' contrhueB In that occupation
throughout his life. In 1872 he waa elected
to tha. state assembly from thla county
and from that time forward he was re
peatedly honored by th. republican party
of thl. county, and wa. aeveral tlmea
elected mayor of th. town of Lewi.. .
In addition to hi. active service In poli
tic and hi. work on the farm. Mill. wa.
Identified with aeveral educational move
ment, being one of the founder, of the
Iowa State Agricultural college at Ames
He was also one- of the chief promoter, of
th. Iowa Agricultural society.
WHEAT AND OATS HARVEST ON
Twenty Bnshela to Acre of Wheat 1
Estimate la Rlchardaon.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., July 7.-(Speclal.)
Harvest I. on In earnest In thla .notion
and both wheat and oat. are doing nicely
Wheat la ripening rapidly and tha dealer.
are sending out all the binder, they can
furnish to cut the crop. Well posted grow.
era estimate the yield at twenty bushels,
the grain not coming up to tha appearance.
of two week. ago. The extreme hot weather
of last week ripened lt almost too rapidly
and caused the kernal to shrivel.
ANSLEY, Neb., July T. (Special.) A
welcome rain fell In this vicinity last night.
The drat alfalfa crop 1. all harvested and
the crop Is large and In the best condition.
Fall Wheat Harvest Will OC unuor lull neao
bv th middle ot th oomlng week. The
straw I. light, but well filled. Corn ha.
made remarkable growth during the la.t
GREELEY, Neb,, July 7. (Special.) A
nloe rain fell here la.t night and crops
are looking fin.
GIRL WOUNDED BY OLD MUSKET
Gnu Kick and File Back Thirty Feet
and Break. Child's Leg.
ANSLEY, Neb., July 7.-(Spolal.) At the
horn ot R. H. Foster, three miles north
west of town, where they wer having a
birthday party and Incidentally celebrat
ing th Fourth, Miss Lois Qrterson. tho
14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Grier.on. met with a serious ao
cident Th. party Waa celebrating with an
old musket. They wer filling lt with
powder and paper and pulling the trigger
with a rop thirty or forty feet long. Th
fatal load ln th gun wa. discharged, and
th. old gun kicked and flew baok about
thirty fet striking th. girl and breaking
both bone. In her left leg between the
knee and ankle. , The Injury 1. healing
Craar Man at Lnrara.
PLA1NVIEW, Neb., July T. (Special.)
Will Peterson, a farmer living a short
distance north of Plalnvlew, came to town
yesterday and reported that he had seen a
craxy man at tho roadside while returning
from the celebration at Nellgh. Peterson j .troylng all th crop within It. path be
ststes that th.. atrange acting man wa. j ,lde, ding considerable damag to build
naked, and while crossing the Bales would ; inxs. The hail started about a mile north
occasionally run as though pursued by i of hrT9i taking a southerly course about
someone. Othor. saw the unfortuoat man. J toxlT milM wld0i Reports wer. received
although none have been cIom enough to from piact., twenty mile, south over which
him to identify . him. Th. supposition I. j tn, ,torm Biao passed,
that It U on. Ray O. O rooms, who I. r , ' Du,(( -t rUtt.m.ath.
ported as having downed In th. Elkhorn PLATTSMOUTH. Neb.. July 7.-8peoJaL)
at Nellgh lart week. Oroonu.. reprenta-" Nln, ' ,h. flr.
tlv. ot an ...tern L ,,h d.ructw. flood vi-lted Pl.tUmouth and
rompauy with R. L. Hamon, vent to th. . . .
rlverVd .Mki in. bathing both ventured hV ''nc vl",U,d t!1" cU do'n-
out too far and rugle with the current I mof! ntago. but the en. last
ensued. Hamon gave th alarm after reach- I nlht D''ween anJ 11 o'cloC
lng th snore that "a man wa. drowning." i wor8t a" nd dl1 mor dAnl lhan
and before the arrival of diver, he had.4"'y Pr" one. The cluudbut and
disappeared. Searching parties and diver. trtcal .torm ram. from th. north .nd
exerted their Bowers, but their effort, wer
futile. It U aov -alleged that Groom. I
tbo nude man that 1 running about th
country, as lt Is stated that possibly h.
wad lil. way to th shore while Hamon
went to summon aid. lt ta thought tnat
O rooms' fright u a saieuse tbet It rased,
STORM AT LONG PINE
Damag-e by Wind, Hail and Rain
CHURCH AND BUILDINGS RAZED
Streets Are Filled with Debris and
Trees Are Uprooted.
DAMAGE AT FOLK
Nearly All Business Houses in New
FIELDS DEVASTATED BY HAIL
mm In Polk and Vicinity la Esti
mated at Over 1100,000 Other
Polnta Vs.lted by the
LONG PINE, Nob., July .-(Special Tele
gram.)-Long Pine wa. Visited by a tor
nudo about 4:15 p. pi. Saturday, damage to
th extent of $100,000 being done. With but
few exception, th. front, of all the store.
were blown In. Th. Methodist church
was laid low. Th roof of th round house
wa. blown off. Tree. In the streets wer
torn up. The Diamond livery barn wag
demolished, th. roof ot Berger. department
tore wa. torn oft and Immense damag
was dona to th large stock of gooda,
especially In the dry goods and grocery
department.. Great damag. wa don. to
Kyner'a mill by th. wind.
Several runaway, occurred at the begin
ning of the storm. Three people wer
hurt but only on seriously. Thomas
Wright was standing tn ths City meat mar
ket when the front wa. blown Iq and Mr.
Wright wa. cut badly by the glass.
Telephone line, are all down and street.
are a mass of trees, fences, barn, and
wreckage. The city Are station was blown
over and th city Jail was demolished.
Th. Northwestern railroad coal chut wa.
partially destroyed. The tornado waa fol
lowed up by a terrible hailstorm, which
demolished practically all the window, that
the wind had left whole.
Immense damag. wa. don. by thl. hall-
storm to the crop. Small grain 1. prao
VALENTINE, Neb., July T. (Special Tel
egram.) Word ha. Just reached her from
the Rosebud agency that a severe electrical
storm struck that locality on the night of
July 4. Mr. Alfred Bordeaux wa. .truck
by lightning and inst.ntiy killed. Several
horses were also killed and many tele
phone were burned out, Wire, ware down
and considerable damag wag don by wind.
An 8-year-old girl was overcome by th
Intense heat during th day and died from
Heavy Damage by Hall and Wind.
POLK, Nob,, July 7. (Bpeclal Telegram.)
Th. wor.t storm ln th history of thl.
part of the country .truck Polk at about
miamgnc last nigni, in meting a -crop ana
other property loss that Is .Imply appall
ing.' A .trip of country extending front
Hordvilla, the nest station west of Polk,
for six miles to th southeast and fiv
mile In width, with Polk slightly south
of th canter of th strip, 1. hailed almost
completely out Following tha hailstorm
a few minute came a windstorm which
eeraed to reach a climax at thl. city and
which did an Immense amount of damag
to building In thl. city and tb adjoining
country. Those who- patched the storm
described the cloud as a light colored roll
ing maaa which obeourad th. View and
which .truck th. town en th. north and
wrecked a dosen or mor buslnes. aad
Tha principal losses ara sustained by
Alex Scott, dealer In Implements ; Joseph
Engelke, restaurant; Ira Plesalnger, meat
market; Rev. J. A. Larkln, retired minister
Baptist church; Frank Frulda, restaurant
The implement building of Mr. Boott
erected at a oost of $1,600, I. a total lost,
and the stock which wa. valued at
ha. suffered a loss ot from $600 to $1,004, U
was at the Scott building where th. storm
first struck, and thl. building waa torn to
piece, and great sections of the wall car
ried completely over th lumbar yard
Moor eV Hunsaker and landed on tha
restaurant building of Joseph Engelke,
I j,, wrecking that building and caualng
il.maa. to the atiwk of ennria Tha r
loss to this building will reach $1,000, and
th loa. to th stock t. estimated at $M0.
Th. larg. - two-story house of Ira Plea
singer, which was In process of contrac
tion, was carried off the foundation and Is
badly twisted and wrecked. Los. e.tlmated
at $S00. Th. new residence building of Rev.
J J- A. Larkln wa. carried oft th founda
tion ana susiainea aamag ox wa to xouu.
The Baptist church wa. also carried from
the foundation and the foundation t. badly
wrecked. , Th loa her will be In th neigh
borhood ot $2u0 to 8300. Th top of th new
cement .ton. residence building which
Frank Fruld waa building wa. carried
off and la a wreck. Besides' these losses
there ar. numerous other minor losses In
th. city, which Is strewn with wreckage of
various kind.. Tb. country In ovary di
rection from Polk t. desolated by the hall
and wind and the loa. to th. farmer I.
absolute, tree, being broken off and crop,
driven Into the ground. Thl. IttU city,
which he. sprung up to It. present U
Inc. September 11 last ba. reeetved a body
blow from which It will recover slowly.
With th exception of Mr. Lee Miller, th.
wife of a carpenter who was living In a
tent there la no one Injured, lira. Miller
received alight Injuries In th. shoulder.
Hall Damag Near Weston.
WESTON, Neb., July T.-(Spolal Trie-
grain. ) A hailstorm laatlng nearly half an
hour, accompanied by a strong gale, struck
thi, iac, Saturday night coniDletalv de-
extended only g few mile. wit of thl. city.
Some of the reports received test n'ght
proved t hav been erronsous. especially
as to the death of persona The heaviest
loss was oaust-d by the giving away ot tUe
wall between the brick buildings of C. E.
Weacott and that occupitj by th lOatt
Mothlng Kompaay and the faULttg- wt hg
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