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THEZ OMAHA DEE
VOL. XXXVII NO. 203.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, 1008 SIXTEEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Son-in-Law cf Theodore Shonts JDies
Suddenly in Farii.
DUE TO EMBOLISM OF HEART
Death Occurred Thursday Night, but
Police Not Notified Until Friday.
AIR OF MYSTERY ABOUND CASE
Bumor that He Wat Carried to
SHONTS IS NOTIFIED
lie Expect Sail for Frn Today
ea Rtumer St. Imlt Couple
- Married Recently
PARI 8, April 24. The Due De Chsulnes.
who In February wan married to Mis
Theodora 8honts, daughter of Theodore P.
Shonts. president of the Interborough-Met-ropolltsn
Railway company, was today
found dead In Ms apartments at the Hotel
LanghAm, In the Rue Boccador.
The dead bedy of the duke waa found by
Ms wife. The death of the young man was
due to embolism, the obstruction of an
The duche entered her husband's room
this morning, but found that she could not
awaken him. She quickly summoned help.
A doctor cafne In reapo"" to her summons
and after an examination he pronounced
the man to be dead. A commissary of
police was at once notified and the Inquest
opened. ,. '",
At the conclusion vt the Inquest the coro
ner declared that dratl was due to natural
causes and tlittt it ban I en brought about
by embolism. The polite later Isaued a
permit of Interment. '
i'lie duke and duchess hnd lived at the
Hotel Langhnm for three weeks, awaiting
the completion of their private, residence,
now In course of construction.
Air of Myatcry In C'aee.
The air of mystery surrounding the cir
cumstances of the death of the duke,
which wus created largely by misleading
statements with reference to the place of
drain and ultimate disposition of the body,
was ln.no sense cleared up by a story
which was generally circulated to the ef
fect that the duke was In fact taken vio
lently ill at some house other than hla
hotel and that he was hurriedly carried to
the Lanaham. where he died shortly after
his arrival. It was Impossible to confirm
or deny this rumor this afternoon,
. At the Langham all Information relative
to the death of the duke was refused, ex
cepting the "official"' statement that the
Duo lie Chatilne had died at the home of
a member of the family and not at the
hotel. It was explained that this was the
way the family desired the announcement
tt be inn fie. ' - ':,'
The 'Investigation Shows that the dukil
dtci Inst night at U' o'clock and noX today.
The affair was not reported to the police
until today. ' ' . .
Fhork far Mr. Shonta.
NEW YOl:.:. April 24.-A table dispatch
to Thecd ri F; Shonts of this city, re
ceived today annuur.ced the sudden death In
Paris of h!s -io-ln-aw. the Due De Choli
nes. The and Miss Theodore Shonts
were mar: If i! !n th1a city, recently and were
In Europe on their wedding trip.
The newt of the death of the Duo Ds
Chaulnc came as a great shock to Mr.
Eiionts and his family. There had been no
previous intimation that he was not in good
health and the letters, from the duchess re
ceived recently were happy In their tone,
recounting merely the incidents Of their
trip and of their life In France. The cable
gram to Mr. Shonts gave no details of tho
3'ic's death, not even stating the causa
sf death. Immediately on its receipt, Mr.
Shonts sent a cablegram asking for tur-
hcr information. Mr. Shonts will have
'or Parla tomorrow on the steamer St.
..oula. It is probable that Mrs. Shonts
will accompany him.
HELIE GREETS MME. GOULD
iCIaaoa Her Hs4 Steamer and
la Given a Warm,
NAPLES.- Aprfl M.-Mm. Anna Gould
arrived here today from New York on
board the ateamer, Frelderlrh der Grnsse
and was met in the harbor by Prince Helie
fie Pagan, who arrived in England a few
lays bk'o and hurried hither to welcome
Mine Giuld. The steamer came Into the
harbor nt ( o'clock thla morning and the
prince waa one of the first to go on board,
lie rushed to Mine. Gould's cabin, met her
at the door, lifted his hat and kissed her
hand. The prince refused to be Interviewed
or make any statement.
The tutor of Mme. Gould children, how
ever, in a brief Interview said: '"Rest as
sured that the marriage will occur, but
nobody can say when or where. My con
viction rests on what I have aeen and
heard from Mme. Gould. I am sure It Is
a true love match."
WOMAN'S RIGHTS PETITION
Wives t Mohammedans la Hasata
Ask Dins fr Freedom front
' Hnsbaada' Despotism.
BT. PETKRSBl'RO, April M. A remark
able woman's rights petition has been r
celved by the D.ima from the Mohammedan
women of Orenburg province, demanding
that the Mohammedan deputlea take steps
to free them from the "despotism" of their
husbands and give them their share of
the privileges granted by the emperor to
Although our holy religion, reads the pe
tti loo, declares us free, eume of the ignor
ant despots, our husbands, ara oppressing
us and force us slavishly to submit to
ttielr caprices. Aorordlng to the books of
doctrine women liue the right to earn,
to travel, to pray in mosques, engage in
business, become nurses, etc.. and in
Arabia and other countries there have
been noted women writers and poets. Now
our tiustiamis would forbid us even to study
our own religi'in. Hut we Mohammedan
women. Allah bo prslard. now begin to re
ceive education and to understand our
holy charlat (book of doctnnrt which did
run deprive the women of any rlittit.
' Mohammedan d.-puttea. you are obUitod
to demand ail liberty for Moiianirtieoun
women. You must carry throuitii It-nlnU.
tlon defending u axuiiiat the arbitrariness
of thte dwtptit husbands, aa-auim oppres
sion and torlure. We mothers of the peo
ple have In our hands tne education and
progress of th people, and if our stains
t iOt changed Ui day will come when
tie man. too. will bevonie alfcvea. and then
tne whole Mohan.molau world will perUh.
No action baa yst bro taken aa th petition.
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
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Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
SOMXSTXC . . .
Train on the Chicago, Peoria St.
Lout railroad dashes Into flooded ravine
from which tracks had been washed and
crew with exception of engineer swim
Tornadoes devastate large sections of
Louisiana and Mississippi. Page X
Attempt made - to wreck the plant of
the Allls-Chalmers company. Pag 1
Secretary Root presides at meeting of
the Society of International Law. Pag 1
Masked men at Bandana, Ky.. rob tele
phone exchange of 13,000. Pag 1
Investigation of .Traders' exchange 1
Kansas City reveals that anti-trust lawa
of Kansas have been violated. Pag 1
Newspaper men are summoned to Wash
ington for the Paper trust investigation.
Secretary Taft will hurry to Panama
to settle difficulties existing between
that country and Colombia, Involving the
United States. Pag
Arrests made In connection with the
San Francisco, dynamite case. Pag
Trial of H. H. Tucker, Jr., begina at
Topeka. Pag 1
Italian car driven by Louis D. Strang
win the motor race at Brlarcllff.
Due de Chauine Is found dead In his
bed in his hotel at Paris by his wife.
The authorities say the death was from
natural causes, but there 1 some mys
tery surrounding It. , Pag 1
Prince Helie greets Mme Anna Gould
at Naplea and la warmly welcomed.
Two death result from the tornado
near Pender Thursday. The damage will
not exceed $20,000. Pag X
Frank Connor of Red Willow county
kills his wife in cold blood in the pres
ence of Ms children. '- '.: Pag 3
' Asesaors In counties through whU ii
the Burlingtoi road runs filing schedules
of Valuation o fterminal property. State
university '.o Investigate Nebraska soils.
Peter Coburn of Norfolk, Neb., starts
home after unsuccescful effort to find his
wife or secure his children at Cincinnati.
When Charle L. Saunder become
governor temporarily Monday It will bo
the first time one family has been rep
resented in that office by two genera
Young Women's Christian association
receivea 15,000 cash from Mrs. S. H. H.
Clark and Knatve piano from Hayden
Bros, and Knabe Manufacturing com
pany. Pag- 9
C. A. Ralston of Chicago looks over
the Seymour park site to determines on
i location of various buildings and prom
ise his railroad shopa will soon be up.
Japanese restaurant keeper refuses to
sell meal to negro and the latter goea to
courta to test hi rights. Pag T
COIOCXBOraX AID XVSVSTRXAX.
Live stock market. Pag 13
Grain markets. Pag 13
Stocks and bonds. Pag 13
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NEW YORK Camtwnla Aotwca.
SEW YORK WJ-.Uo
NEW YORK CirmanU Oltlc
SOI' AH AMI'TON. Teutonic
RAIN STOPS FOREST FIRES
Raaarera Were Having; Hard Tim
Handling Them Before Aided
bjr the Showers.
RAPID CITY, B. D.. April 84. (Special.)
The forest fires that have been burning
in the central Black Hllla for several days
were extinguished last night by heavy
showers. . A soaking rain . throughout this
entire section today removed all danger
from further fires this season. For a time,
the situation in the Hills looked serious.
The forestry service called upon every man
In tho reserve, within reaching dlatance to
get out and fight the flree. and with the
absence of heavy wlnda they had succeeded
In getting the fires well under control when
the shower came last evening.
The most serious loss to private property
so far reported waa the destruction of some
large atacka of grain belonging to the Mc
Curdy brothers, near Paetola. For a time
th flume and trestle of the Dakota Power
company were in danger, but by skillful
fire fighting by employes and others no
loss whatever was sustained. -
DECISION ON VACCINATION
Illinois Sanremo Conrt Holds that
Hoards Cannot Earlnde lavae
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. April M. Th su
preme court in a decision rendered today
hold that a Board of Education has no
right to bar a child from the public schools
for failure to comply with the dictations
of the board aa regarda vaccination.
Th decision is handed down In the rase
of the People ex rel Louise Jerkins against
the "Board of Education of Cook county.
The child waa suspended from school for
refusing to be vaccinated, and mandamus
proceedings were instituted to compel the
school board to allow her to attend school.
The board made no denial of the aver
ments and the prayer bf the petitioner, but
centered lis defense on an ordinance
passed by th board. The lower court
contended that in view of the fact that the
va Unity of the ordinance waa t stake,
publio interest demanded that tho case be
taken direct to th supreme court Undar
the practice act fasaed in EMU
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TRADERS EXCHANGE METHODS
State of Kanm Secures Testimony
that it Violates Laws.
BOYCOTT SUBJECT 'OF IN0.UIEY
Mnrdo MeKenslo iays He Waa In
formed Kansas City Market
Was Closed to Coontrr
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April K-Important
evidence bearing on the allegation of the
state of Kansas that the Traders' Live
Stock exchange of Kansas City Is operat
ing in violation of the state anti-trust law
waa brought cut in th Investigation her
When Murdo McKensle, a witness from
Trinidad, Colo., refused to tell A. L. Ber
ger, an attorney, th nam of the commis
sion man whom the witness said had told
him that th Kansas City market waa not
open to country buyers, the attorney
threatened to end for an officer and there
was a long wrangle, after which he said
he had been told by FIlo Harris.
Mr. McKensle is a director In the Co
operative Live Stock Commission company,
a Denver concern, doing business on the
Kansas City live stock market.
The examination brought out that In the
speech before an association of cattle men
in De Moines trie witness had made
charges against the Kansas City stock
yards concerning the manner of "weighing
In" and "weighing out" cattle and other
"Where did you get your Information
about these things?" ssked Mr. Jackson.
"I was told by Dr. Bennett, at that time
the Inspector of the bureau of animal In
"Did you ever talk with any of the mem
bers of the live stock exohanjre about these
"Tee; I was asked by them at a con
ference later if I had accused th Trader
of dishonesty. I told them that I had re
ferred to th scalpers in the yard. I told
them that I would continue to expose uch
"Did you hav any knowledge of a boy
cott at this time?"
"I knew the packer were boycotted'."
"Why were they boycotted?"
"Because they did business with th Co
Operative." On cross-examination the witness was
asked: "Who told you about a boycott
against the packers?" '
"Charle Armour, also Mr. Swift."
Tho Investigation wa ended temporarily
and will be resumed at a later data.
IOWA WOMAN IN THE LIST
Mra. D. W. Bnahnell Elected On of
Tic Presidents General of
Danghtera of Revelation.
WASHINGTON. April 24. The result of
th election to fill vacancle In th list of
vie president general of th Daughter
of th American Revolution, which waa
held yesterday afternoon, was announced
early today. The successful candidate In
clude Mm. W. E. Stanley, Kansas, and
Mr. D. W. Bushnell, Iowa."?"
There were fourteen candidates In all,
and among the four who fi'ed of election
was Mr. Ira H. Evans. Texae,
Th o-called administration force had
eight candidates In the field, all of whom
NEWSPAPER MEW ARE SUMMONED
House Paper Investigation Seek to
Make Report This Session.
WASHINGTON, April 24.-A telegram In
viting testimony wa sent today to Her
man Ridder, president, and E. H. Baker,
secretary of the American Publishers' as
sociation, and Melville E. Stone, general
manager of the Associated Press, by Chair
man Mann of the select committee of tha
house appointed by the speaker to Investi
gate charge that th high pric of print
ing paper is due to a combination or con
spiracy in restraint of trade fostered and
permitted by the tariff. The telegram is,
in part, a follows: i
Th committee especially desires to secure
from you facts bearing upon the question
as to combination or conspiracy of wood
pulp and paper manufacturers or dealer
In restraint of trade and relating to the
effect of the duty on wood pulp and print
ing paper on the price of paper and the
paper industry. The committee desires to
give full and unbiased consideration to the
subject at once. The information upon
which you have based your statements
muat be of great value to us. When can
The telegram atated that the committee
want to report back to the house before
Chairman Mann ha called a meeting of
th special committee for tomorrow at S
p. m. He aaslgned to each of th mem
ber of th committee some special sub
ject of Investigation upon which they have
been working since their appointment
NEW YORK. April S4.-A committee, with
Medlll McCormtck of Chicago aa chairman,
will go to Washington as representative
of th American Newapaper Publishers' as
sociation to urge th passage by th pres
ent congress of legislation putting whit
paper on tha free list.
SUSPECTS IN DYNAMITE CASE
First Arrests In Ban Francisco on
Charge of Blowing l'p Gal
OAKLAND, Cal., April M.-The first ar
rests In connection with the dynamiting of
former Supervisor Gallagher's home, wer
made last night, when detectives placed In
custody . Kerr, a blacksmith and another
man whose name has not been given out.
Kess went into a drug store Thursday
afternoon and tried to buy some1 nttrle
acid. The drug clerk discovered that Kerr
had much knowledge of explosives and he
notlfed the police after the Gallagher ex
plosion. MASKED MEN MAKE BIG HAUL
Throe Thoaaaad Dollars Severed from
BANDANA. Ky., April M.-Four masked
robbers, aHer taking possession of the
Cumberland Telephone exchange and beat
ing the operator Into Insensibility, com
pelled Assistant Csshler B. H. Hans of
the Ballard County bank of Bandana to
open the safe for them late last night. The
robbers got IS. 0600.
Inaane Man tSada Hla Life.
MA R811 ALLTOWN, la., April 14. -(Special
Telegram.) Kdward Welssenburger, M
years of age, committed suicide by aho. t
Ing himself In the head this morning while
his brother was trying to get Into th
room in which Walasenburger had locked
blrsself. Welssenburger had beta mentally
deranged for several day a
SOUTH DAKOTA TOWN' J WET
Tuesday's Elect; 'sl'4 . Show
cates that V
proved at th'
win by rural . ,
Of forty-esvTi to tin t,og on license
that have reported, thirty were carried by
the saloon and seventeen aaMnnt license.
The present law provides the tt'iestlon of
issuing licenses to saloon shall b voted
upon at the annual municipal elections, upon
petition hy twenty-five electors, ant.;. If
llcens Is authorised the permit may xe
granted for one year. But ex-en the re
quirement of an annual affirmative vote
did not satisfy the temperance sentiment
of the state and the initiative and referen
dum provision of the constitution was util
ised to submit to the people, through the
last legislature, a county option bill, which
provides for a vote upon license by any
county upon petition hy 10 per cent of the
electors. If the vote Is against license, then
no permits for saloons shall be Issued
within the county until the next election.
If license is approved, saloons may be op
erated In those towns or townships where
lieense Is approved at the annual munic
The results of Tuesday's license elec
tions, summarised, follows:
Town. Majority. Town. Maioritv.
Canton 61 Hurley W
Miller lSPIiieton 32
Alexandria ISRrltton 44
IjRkn Preston lftClark 80
Baltic 2R Summit
Woonsocket 1 DeSmet 63
Mltche.il 2 Avon
Geddes lUroton 4
Clear Lake 15
Town. , Majority. Town. Majority.
Iennox MPeadwood ,.
Webster li Spearf ish
Dell Rapids 25Sturgis
Viborg 29 Scotland fi
Garretson Pierre 75
Platte 47 Flandreau
Mllbank 24 Hot jflpringa....... 92
White Lake F5 Bereifford 4
Madison f2 Salem ' 63
Chamberlain -WDoland 6
Tyndall ..; ..' di Anhton 6
Plankington iiflicun Falls 663
Kimball : SlArmour 7
INDUSTRIAL PEACE PRAISED
Pabllshers Congratulated on Success
of New Agreement by Agent of
NEW YORK, April 24. Representative
of an Industrial army of 80,000 men ap
peared at the meeting of the American
Newspaper Publishers' association today
and congratulated the members of the as
sociation upon the successful development
and working of the arbitration system be
tween employer and employe.
Among tha men 'who bore witness to th
success of arbitration between . empoyers
and owner of newspaper wer Jame M.
Lynch of the International Typographical
union, James F. Freel, president of the
International . Btereotyper union and
Mathcw Berry, president bf the Interna
tional PrlnUntf Preevmaa: and. Assistants
union. President Lynch waa unable to, be
present Jn. person because of illness, but
sent an addrss to the convention which
was read. In part Mr. Lynch aaldi
I desire to express my satisfaction with
the workings of the new arbitration agree
ment. Under it all casea coming before the
national arbitration board for adjudication,
with one exception, have been adjusted and
these adjustments, 1 believe, have been
fslr and businesslike. The one caae still
pending, will, 1 believe, be settled equally
Neither the union nor the publishers have
aecured all they asked for In each Instance,
but that could not be expected.
We have accomplished two great things:
We have maintained Industrial peace in
the composing rooms of the members of
your association, who work under agree
ment with our typographical union and our
metribera have not found it necessary to
leave your employ because of disagreements
with the unions.
H. N. Kellog, who is Industrial commis
sioner of the Publishers' association, in hla
annual report also testified to the harmoni
ous relations in the hundreds of newspaper
offices between the employers and the men
engaged In the mechanical departments.
CONVENTIONS TURNED DOWN
Reduced Rates Are Refused to Trav
elers' Association and Mer
CHICAGO, April I4.-Actlon was taken
by railroads east of Chicago and west of
Chicago regarding reduced rates for con
ventions today. The eastern roads de
cided to make a rate of 1V4 cents a mile,
but th western roada refused to consider
anything but 2 cents a mile us the mini
mum rate. The Western Passenger asso
ciation explained that because of a two
cent law In various states, he western
roads have already reduced their through
rate to correspond. Applications for re
duced rates for merchants' meetings In
Chicago and St. Louis and for the Com
mercial Travelers' Protectlo association
convention in Milwaukee were refused.
The Central Pasaenger association will
limit it reduced rates to convention at
which there I an attendance of 1,000 or
more. As a concession to the roads which
opposed the low rates, fares from points
within 100 mile of th convention city
will be placed on a higher basis.
ANSWER TO THE OIL COMPANY
Government Replies to Contention
that I.andls Fine la
CHICAGO. April 24.-The reply brief of
th government to the appeal by the Stan
dard Oil company of Indiana from the fine
of $29,240,000 imposed by Judge K. M..Lau
dls. was filed in the United Slates circuit
court of appeala here today. The principal
argument in the document la directed
against the contention of the company that
the penalty la excessive. On this point
District Attorney Edwin W. Slma argues
aa follows: V
It was demonstrated thst the omission to
file the cent order while the Chlesgo t
Alton was holding out to the Interstate
Commerce comniUuilon and the public that
IS cents was the lawful rate, was part of
a deliberate conspiracy by the Slandaid
Oil company and the Alton. And can It tie
said that a punishment Is excessive, which,
according to the statement of the oil com
pany, takes away from this company, on
the basis of its own net earnings for the
year In which the Indictment wa returned,
not Ita liberty, not even its capacity for
earning, but the .prof us of ita bumnexa for
leaa t...-n three years?
JURY TO TRYJUCKER SOUGHT
Judge Antldon Overrules Demurrer to
' Indictment Returned Against
TOPEKA. Kan., April 21. Judge Amidon,
In the circuit court here today overruled
the demurrer to the indictment returned
against H. II. Tucker, Jr., secretary of the
Uncle Sam Oil company, charged wltn
using the mails to defraud. An effort to
aecur a Jury to try Tucker was then beat".
RALSTON SAYS SHOPS SURE
Founder of Plant Goes Over Ground
with the Engineers.
DECIDES ON BUILDING LOCATIONS
Sara Day i Xot Far OsT When Rail,
roada Will Do Their Re
pairing gt Independ
"Plan for our car shop at Seymour park
are materialising and there I not the least
doubt about th building of them a I am
here today to go over the ground with en
gineer to decide on the location of build
ings." C. A. Ralston of Chicago, president of
Ralston d: LeBaron, railroad equipment
manufacturers, made the above statement
Friday, when he arrived in Omaha and
went at once to Seymour park with the
agents of th "Ralston townsiu company."
'The day Is not far off when th railroad
companies of the country will hav their
car repairing done at Independent shops
Instead of malntalng shops of their own,"
said Mr. Ralston. "The Omaha field Is one
of the best of which I know, but we are
going to build car shop at New Orleans
simultaneous with th shops at Omaha.
In Chicago there are eight Independent
car repairing and manufacturing plants. I
mention this to show the tendency of rail
roads when they have 1,000 car to repair,
can figure with an Independent company
and have them repaired cheaper than they
can maintain a force of men the year
around when there may be week when
there will "be no cars to rebuild.
"While our main business in Omaha will
be the repairing of cars, we will buy old
equipment and rebuild It and also build
"The Industrial center of 'Ralston a the
townslt company proposes to call It, can
exist without street cars from Omaha.' We
will be a community by ourselves, but
street car companies go where there Is
trafflo and we will build the town first."
IOWA TRAIN FALLS INTO CREEK
Two Trainmen and Hundred Head of
Stock Killed In Northwestern
LINTON, la., April M.-Rnglneer J. W.
Baxter and Fireman H. D. Seymour were
killed, and Brakeman John Doherty wa
badly hurt last night, when freight train
No. 132 east bound, went through a bridge
over Clear Creek, three miles west of De
Witt. The death occurred Instantly.
The swollen condition of the creek fol
lowing a cloud burst, weakened the bridge.
The engine of the freight passed over
the bridge first. A car went through,
toppling the engine and piling seventeen
car in th creek and on the track.
The car were all loaded v Ith cattle and
hogs and there wa awful carnage among
th animals. Many wer crushed to death
nd drowned. i
BERKELEY TO JGET UVSL5.CH00L
Plan of Ambitions Character Laid hy
Prof. Boko for Western
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal... April 24.-P1ans
for the establishment at Berkeley of one
of tha greatest law schools In America,
with an endowment of $1,000,000, have Just
been made public for the first time by
Prof. George H. Boke, head of the depart
ment of Jurisprudence at the state univer
sity. It 1 not only to be a great training
school for attorneys, but, according , to
Prof. Boke, Its scop will take the trend
of preparing it graduate for leadership
in civic and public affair.
HOPKINS ON MS WAY NORTH
Head of Brokerage Firm Seen Going
to Canada In Company
CHICAGO, April 24. The police received
Information today that Wallace H. Hop
kins, head of the bankrupt brokerage firm
of Wallace H. Hopkins dc Co., and for
whom th police are searching, left last
night over the, Michigan Central railroad
for Detroit, enroute to Canada. According
to the Informant, Hopkins was accompa
nied by a young woman. ,
ASSOCIATED PRESS OFFICERS
Directors of Body Before Final
Adjournment Re-elects Men
Who Have Served Before.
NEW YORK. April 24.-The board of di
rector of the Associated Press before their
final adjournment yesterday re-elected all
the preaent officers, aa follows:
President, Frank B. Noyes, Chicago
Record-Herald; first vice president. Charlea
Hopkins Clark, Hartford Courant: aecond
vice president, Rufus N. Rhoades. Birming
ham News; treasurer, Herman Bidder, New
York Staats Zettung; secretary and gen
eral manager, Melville E. Stone, and as
sistant secretary and aaaistant general man
ager, Charles S. Dlehl.
George Scrlbner, formerly connected with
th tax department of the Union Pacific
at Omaha and a brother of A. W. Bor lo
ner, tax commissioner of the Union Pa
cific, died Thursday In a sanitarium at
San Diego, Cal., from tuberculosis. Mr.
Scrlbner waa 44 yeara old and was Well
known In Omaha and popular among the
sportsmen, as he was an untiring hunter
and a member of the Omaha Whist club,
being counted as one of the best whlsters
in Omaha. Mr. Scrlbner left Omaha thres
years ago for the benefit of hla health
and has been working on thd cosst. A. W.
Scrlbner has gone to San Diego to attend
the funeral of hla brother, which will be
held next Monday.
Mrs. Edith Florence Stewart.
The funeral services of Mrs. Edith Flor
ence Btewart, wife of Ferris C. Stewart,
will be held at 8 p. m , Saturday, in the
chapel of Dodder' undertaking room. In
terment will be In Forest Lawn ceme
tery. Mrs. Stewart died at her horns
in this city, 2440 Browne- street, yes
terday afternoon, aged 20 years. Mr.
Stewart, waa th daughter of Rice Arn
old and leaves besides ber husband thres
iatera and one brother, the slater being
Mra. T. F. Sturgeaa of this city, Mrs.
John Astroford of Ftcunlao Springs. Fla.,
and Mra. George Byerly of Youngstown,
Pa., the bother being Barge Arnold, with
Hayden Broa. of thla city. Sh wa mar
ried about two year ago to Ferris C.
Stewart of the Miller. Stewart & Beaton
company of th! city.
Prot. A. F. tlmmer.
LA CROSSE. Wis., April 24.-Prof. A. F
Zimmer of the La Crosse hlgt. school, died
suddenly last night. He wa formerly
'located In Omaha,
ATTEMPT TO WRECK PLANT
Plana to Set Fire to Allla-Chalmer
hope Foiled by Automatle
Fire Extinguisher. .
MILWAUKEE, Wis.. April 24.-The Sen
tinel today says an attempt was made
early Wednesday morning to destroy th
Allls-Chalmers plant at West AUIs, or at
least to stop its operation for a time. All
that saved the big plant from heavy loss
was the automatic sprinkler equipment,
which extinguished the flames before they
gamed much headway.
The attack was directed on tha pattern
hop, the most vital part of the plant.
With pattern destroyed work would have
to come to a standstill until others could
be prepared. From this Ii appear a the at
tempt waa the work of men who are well
acquainted with the workings of the plant
The determination of those back of the
plot Is shown by the fact that they had
with them a dnsen one-gallon can of gaso
line which were brought to the plant in
three telescope casea. From the appear
ance of the shop a premature explosion of
the oil scared the wrecker away before
their preparations were completed. They
left on the fire escape, by means of which
they gained entrance to the building, the
telescope cases filled with the can of
gasoline, one of the cases being about emp
tied of Its contents.
Allls-Chalmers company officials last
night admitted that there had been an at
temtp to set fire to the pattern shop, but
Intimated thst the loss was slight and wer
Inclined to minimise the trouble.
TRAIN R0BBERSL0SE NERVE
Attempt to Hold I p North Coast I.lm
Itrd Near Welch's Spur
BUTTE. Mont., April 24.-Laek of nerve
at a critical moment caused the failure of
a desperate attempt last night to hold
up the Northern Paclflo North Coast Lim
ited train two miles west of Welch's Spur
and about twelve miles east of Butte. Ru
dolph Wenk, Paul FUenlus and Albert
Teasdale have been arrested for complicity
In the attempted holdup. Wenk and FU
enlus admit having participated In the
flagging of the train, claiming, however,
to have been forced to act by two armed
and masked desperadoes, who when the
train had qome to a halt, lost their cour
age and escaped.
FUenlus and Wenk walked to Welch's
Spur station and told of the affair. They
ay the bandit had fifty sticks of dyna
mite and that the desperadoes planned to
blow up a portion of the train to secure
the money supposed to be aboard. A stick
of dynamite wa found on the top of a
low bluff beside the cut In which the
train waa stopped.
What was supposed to have been the re
port of torpedoes, thought to have been
placed on the tracks, were report of shots
fired at the engineer by the two bandit,
according to th two Germans.
ROOT ON INTERNATIONAL LAW
Secretary of State Makes Address Be
fore Society at Ita Annual
WASHINGTON, . April 24. Th econd
annual meeting of the American Society of
International Law wa begun at the New
Wlllard hotel here today. A program of
discussion has been arranged which will
keep the hundred or more member of the
octety engaged until tomorrow night,
when the meeting t to end with a banquet,
at which the climax ' ef oratory will be
Secretary Root, president of the society,
opened the meeting with an address on
"The Sanctions of International Law," In
which he took occasion to discus In most
Interesting manner the developing fore of
publio opinion In International affair.
MAN COOLLY KILLS HIS WIFE
Farmer , of Red Willow County Com
mlts Crime Which He Will
M'COOK. Neb., April 24.-(8peclaI Tele
gramsFrank Connor, a farmer living
near Marlon, thla county, about fifteen
miles south of this city, killed his wife
last evening and is now awaiting his pre
liminary hearing In the county Jail at this
place. The murder was most . cowardly
and cruel and waa witnessed by none but
the two little children of the couple.
Th bullet were fired Into the wife'
head. The murderer admit the killing
and offers nothing In extenuation, rather
deairing to be hung for the 'terrible crime
for which he shows no remorse than if
he had killed a dog.
EXPRESS TRAIN JUMPS TRACK
Erie Flyer Haa Narrow Escape from
Bad Wreck While Going
ROCHESTER, N. Y., April .-Erie train
No. 4, known a the Chicago express.
Jumped the track while passing Canlsteo
at 8:30 o'clock this morning at sixty mile
an hour. A score of passenger were In
jured, but no deaths have been reported.
A wrecking crew end officials hav left
Hornell for the scene.
At the office of the Erie railroad In thla
city it waa stated that th locomotive of
the Chicago express lost a tire while paaa.
Ing through Canisteo and waa derailed with
one express car. It was said there wer no
NEBRASKA ENTERS BIG FLEET
Battleship, with Wisconsin, Takes
Place Vacated by Maine and
WASHINGTON, April 24 -The battleships
Maine and Alabama will be detached from
the Atlantic fleet. May IS. and organised
Into a special service squadron, under the
command of Captain Giles B. Barber, com
manding the Maine. This squadron ia under
orders to leave Ban Franclaro, June 5, and
proceed to the Atlantic coast by way of
Honolulu, Guam, the Philippines and the
Sues canal. Their places in the Atlantic
fleet will be supplied by the battleship
lscoWnsln and Nebraska.
BURN AND MURDER A CREED
Evidence Dreamers Were Taagbt
This Waa Proper and High
Thing to Do.
MEDICINE HAT, April 24.-Inthe trial
here yeaterday of nine members of tiie
'Dreamers," charged with burning homes
of unbellevera, Joseph Felix of Irvine, Al
berta, testified that it was agreed to burn
the Baptist and Lutheian rhurclu-a. Their
creed wss to burn and murder, he aaid.
"God Jacob," whoae headquarters are at
Java. O. D., and whose real name Is Jacob
Merkel, sr., gave Instructions to kill and
murder all unbellcve.
SIXTY KNOWN DEAD
Tornado Sweeps Across Louisiana.
v Mississippi and Alabama.
VICTIMS ABE MOSTLY NEGB0ES
Hundreds of Plantation Cabins Are
Destroyed by the Wind.
MANY TOWNS IN PATH OF ST0BM
Six Beported Killed and Fifty
Injured at Bergen, Ala.
ST0BM IN NORTHERN' NEBRASKA
Two Are Dead a Resnlt of Tornado
in Thurston County and Two
Others Will Probably
NATCHEZ. Miss., April 24. Sixty kniwn
dead, all colored, except two and aa many
Injured Is the casualty report received
here up to night fall of the tornado, which
swept through a portion of Concordia
parish. La., and crossing the Mississippi
river continued through the county of
Adams, Jerreson and Claiborne, Mlsa.
Hundred of plantation cabin Wer
Five persons wer killed and seven In
jured In a tornado, which swept over
Vldalla, .., thla morning. Th Injured
hav been brought to the Natchex hospital
Mr. Devereaux Shields Of Nalche. Is re
ported killed by a storm In Concordia
parish. La., and Harry Lambind fatally
Injured. Considerable damage was done
at Pine Ridge, eight mile northeast of
Natche. Many negroe wer Injured.
STORM IN THl'RSTON COUNTY
Two Are Dead and Two More Will
XBTTAJrT OXIX.D OT IKa MAQKTJSO.
MX g. MABOAHT KAOJSTJgOK, mothst
of Emll Magaaaon.
Bmil Kagsoaon, serious. -
Mrs. XmU Maganaon, (erlon.
Two Marsnsoa children, ssrltm.
Member of SUohard Waokex'a family,
W acker's hired man, serloonly,
Member ef Clan Iwtm'u s, family, se
riously. . ,
Bwasson's hired man, seriously,
PENDER, Neb.. April 24.-Speclal Tele
gram.) A the result , of yesterday's tor
nado, near here, there ara but two deaths,
Margaret Magnuson, mother of Emll Mag
nuson, an Baby Magnuson, daughter of
Emll, whose house and barn wa com
uletely wrecked, where five of the family
were eating dinner at the time the storm
truck, lifting the house from the founda
tion and hurling Its occupant Into the air.'
The funeral of Mra. Magnusan nl.4 Baby
Magnusan was held thla afternoon. Mr.
Magnusan is in a critical condition and is
resting easily this evening.
. ,At Richard Wacker's there were nine In
the family, including th hired man, whoso
breast was crushed and otherwise bruised,
but not fatally. Mr. Wacker, with hi
family, had Juat sat at the dinner table
holding the baby In hla arms. They weie
all taken up with the house. Mr. Wacker
had tha child in his arms when he camn
down uninjured. Other members of tho
family were acratched and bruised, but not
At the Clover home all had reached tha
cave, Mr. Clover entering the cellar with
his invalid mother Just In time to escape
being hurled away. At this place, soma of
th horses were hurled Into the air and
carried half a mile away.
Henry Shafer and family, whose house
nd buildings were , also wrecked, made
their escape to a neighbor' unhurt.
At the Claua Swanson home, where there
were aeven In the house eating dinner, th
house was lifted from It foundation; hurl
ing the Inmates into some hay, where they
were burled, escaping death.
Victor petereon at his home received thre
broken rib and several bruise. Mr. Swan
son was cut about th faca severely and
injured in his hip and leg.
At the Jo Nash home every building was
wept away, killing several bead of horses.
The family escaped unhurt.
The damage done ia estimated as follows:
Jake Berkley, wrecked - barn, windmill
and outbuilding and fences, $1,000; Richard
Wacker.t wrecked house, barn and other
buildings, $3,000; Emll Magnusen. every
building was swept away and aeveral head
of stock killed. $3,500; John W. Clover,
wrecked barn. Implements, loss of live
stock and damage to house, $1,500; Henry
GUssman. two large barns and other build
ings, $1,800; Henry Scheafer. all th build
ings swept away, horses and other stock
killed, $2,500; Dan Jamea, house unroofed
and other damage, $400; Jacob Karsham,
buildings swept away, with the farm ma
chinery, $1,000; Claus Swanson, all th
buildings demolished, loss of stock, $2,000;
William Kelley, barn and cribs, $1,000; Cal
ligan place, all the buildings, $800; Joseph
Nash, all the buildings, several head of
horses and other stock, $1,500.
Residents of the reservation are tha
greatest sufferers, aa most of them are
renters and are unable to replace their
homes and are being assisted by public sub
scription. Insurance was carried by many
in tornado companlea.
Hundreds of people are busy assisting
the unfortunate victims, gathering up
valuables and other articles of th house
hold which are not entirely obliterated.
Thla afternoon a year-old child of Emll
Magnuson was taken ill and It is feared
she may die of the shock sustained during
TORNADO IX LOUISIANA PARISH
Kallroad Ororlals Receive Xewa of
Heavy Lose aa Result.
NEW ORLEANS. April 2.-Raiiroad of
flciala have been receiving reports cf a
tornado which awept across Raptdea Pariah
in the neighborhood of the I-ouistuna Rail
road and Navigation company's Una today.
Beginning at the western aide of tho
storm belt, the town struck were Iamourc,
Island and Vldalla. I-aal, Walla and Baxter,
Miss., and Bergen and Albertvllle. La. In
adc itlon. Shreweport, La , experienced a
storm of great intensity.
DASHES IX TO WATER
All of Crew But the Engineer Bmlot
ALTON. 111., April 24. A fast freight
train on the Chicago, Peoria at 3t. Ixul
road daahed Into a water filled cut frot.t
which a storm flood had washed away tiie
track, fifteen nule abov hi last night
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