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1111SII LAND PROBLEM
Want of Fundi to Execute Act
TWO HUNDRED MILLIONS NEEDED
Landlord and Tenants Make Agree
ments' Requiring This Amount
IT 13 NOT FORTHCOMING
Deal Totaling Three Ilandred Mil
lions Already Financed. ,
Task of Finding Way Out of Maddle
Will ThI tke Ahllttle of
Ihe Mew Liberal ' ,
Dl'BIJK, Arrll 21. Special.) Ireland ha
been Called the grave of liberal government
and unless the new 1 premier succeeds In
finding some way out of the land purchase
muddle there Is every Indication that It
will materially In the death of the
preaent government. The fact la that th
land pu-chas act, which waa passed by the
unionist government In 13, haa broken
down because U waa too successful and ao
far the libersls have not rlaen to the oc
cation by providing the' funds needed to
carry It on.
When the act waa passed It waa " esti
mated that the voluntary transfer of the
land of Ireland from the ownership of tha
landlords to that of Itie occuplera would
1-rogress at the rata of about t30.000.0no a
year. As. a matter of fact within the four
ytara which have passed the value of the
transfers has been roughly about $300.000,.
C'J) and agreements representing S2fiO.ooo.000
hare been made between landlords and
tenants for the Iranafer of their lands
which have not been carried out because
the government has faile4 to do Its part
by providing the money to finance ; the
transfer. This is all the more astonish
ing because there never was an undertak
ing of any kind fraught with so little, risk
of loss to the taxpayers. This Is shown
hy the fact that out cf the annual sum of
about $l,875,0TO to be collected from the
tenant purchaser only S5.000 was In arresrs
at the end. of last year and that waa quite
certain of collection within a few months.
Probably most of it has been collected be
fore this, but , there are no official fig
ures available. There could be no better
evidence of the honesty and prosperity of
the tenant .purchasers than this.
Tmaii mM l.eallord-
Hut what of the tenants .and the land
lords who have made agreements and who
are left between "tba devil and the deep
sea?" The tenants can neither call them
selves tenants nor owners and the land
lords are In an equally awkward predica
ment. They cannot sell their lands in the
ordinary way and they do not know when
they will get the purchase pries which they
have agreed to take on the strength of the
government guarantee. Another sourcjs'of
complaint which the landlords have is that
they have been put to great expense by
the formalities which the Jaw requires as
a preliminary, to the sale of .their estates.
The most elaborate proof ef title is re
quired which, it is estimated often costs as
much as t per cent of the value of the e
Mr. William O'Brien. M. P.. has come to
the rescue of the government with the sug
gestion that a conference of landlords.
tenants and representatives of the govern
ment bft called to meet in Dublin and try
to find some way out of the difficulty..
More money must be foind, but an essen
tial is that it shall be frund without plac
ing any further burden on the taxpayer.
A loan la suggested and the form could
liest he ilc-cliled at such a conference. Mr.
O' Prion also suggests that Instead of the
UUo:alc pronf of title now required ten
years" clear receipts for rent should be ac
cepted as proof of the landlord's right to
cell. "- - - - - . . . . - '
"Nothing that any British government
hns ever done for Ireland has worked so
well a this land purchase act," Mr.
, O'Brien said to me a few days ago. "The
result of it has been that a new Ireland la
growing up. The old agrarian discontent
' anil the class hatred which disgraced Ire
land in the past haa dlaappeared in the dis
tricts where the act has been put in oper
ation. The only survival of this unrest and
lmtiAj are In the district where the oper
ation t f the aot 1ms been delayed, and I
four we will hsve a repetition of bad times
If the present situation is much prolonged."
r'nsMeiit KoorevcU has ait-ally increased
liiu popularity in Ireland by his prompt re
sponse to the letter of. John Boland, M. 1'.,
requeuing 1.1m to use his Influence to have
the United tttates government issue sta'ia
ties showing the import snd export trade
between the l'nlted States a .id Ireland
Separately from those of the trade with
Great Br. mm. Mr. Boland has Jurt re
ceived a letter from the acting secretary
nl eiate announcing that this will be done
after July 1 next. This leaves Germany as
the only rountry of any importance which
refuses to recognise Ireland's individuality
in her trade statistics.
An amuaing iiurtance of the way la which.
English statietlce regarding Ireland are
compiled has Just been given by the Irish
iCJ jcational Review. It has always been
the faahton in Kngtand to point with scorn
at Ireland as country of Illiterates and
the statistics seemed to bear this out to
some extent. Tht Is to say they declare
tint only 7K per cent of the Irish people aie
ahle to read ami write, while 7 per cent are
al lc to read only and U per cent are totally
uut i to r ad or write. It lias now been
discovcre.1 that for thu purposes of com
piling these statistics every child I years
old in Ireland is classed as an Illiterate it
it cannot read and write. Tho Joke of It is
that compulsory attendance at school docs
iul begin until the child is ( years old. It
may be adoY4 alo that no statistics of Il
literacy in England. ScotUnJ or Wales are
Kale Day" Ual.hr.
"Fair clay'- hiiky. which haa long bJi
' famous In Ireland, haa received a blow fora
vi.ich II will hsve difficulty in recovering.
It has always been understood that It was
a "partli'ulai'ly powerful ecncoctioo," war
i auiel to moke a Dun fight a regiment,
but Mrs. Mi lone ef Liburn kss given Its
imputation away. Mrs. Maloa conducts
one of the most popular public liousoe In
the town ami a few dtiys ago one of the
iottil and druss inspectors entered her bou
and asked to U wrved from a particular
fcotile winch he pointed out. Mrs. Mahxie
tuld him th.t the whtbky was watered.
uui ov uiKiBic-u v., i in. hi pic anq
after having H aratted lie prosecuted her
f,.r selling Vili iky that waa U per cent un
der pi oof. kits. Unl'Tio explained that the
t09ttnued oa Page Two.)
SUMMARY OF THE BEEI,VENSE BILL CUT
Snnday, April 2, io..
190$ ' &?PZrtrJ
StY yaV 7TZ. a 72ft."
5 6 Z 8 b O 11
12 13 14 15 161Z 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 2Z 28 29 30
FORECAST FOR OMAHA. COUNCIL
BLUFFS AND VICINITY Fair. Sunday.
FORCAST FOR NEBRASKA Fair Sun
dar. FORECAST FOR IOWA Generally fair
and coolr Sunday.
Temperatures at Omaha, yesterday:
8 a. m
7 a. m
. a. m
9 a. m
10 a. m
U a. m
1 p. m
2 p. m
Orover Cleveland Is much Improved.
3. Vajre 1
Books and pspors showing cost of con
structing submarines demanded from the
Electrlo Boat and Lake Submarine com
pany. X. g
Floating Christian Endeavor meeting
will be heid when the American fleet
reaches Seattle. , X, 1
New railroad will be constructed across
the state of Washington. , 1
Congressman Fassett of New York de
cides to make complaint against the
operator who altered his telegram to State
Scr.atsr Owen cidy. X. Page X
Daughters of American Revolution
finally engage In controversy that will
end In lawsuit. t,
Sundry civil appropriation bill- reported
to the house containing $25,000,000 less
than estimates of departments. X, Par 1
Leaders of the senate demand the pas
sage of a currency bill and will hold the
public, buildings bill as a club over the
house. X. Xao X
Publishers appesr at capital and hear
ing in the Paper trust Investigation Is
at once begun. X, Pas; t
Secretary of State Root is re-elected
head of the Society of International law.
X, Pars X
Sundry civil bill contains evidence of
intention to make Fort Omaha the center
of the signal service. X, Pag
Loss of life in southern storm is esti
mated at 500 and the Injured at several
thousand. X. Pare X
American liner St. Paul collides with
(he British cruiser Gladiator, disabling It
and causing the loss of twenty Uvea of
seamen. ' X, Pg S
Task of finding $309,000,000 to finance
agreements made under provisions f f
Irish land act will test capacity or new
liberal cabinet of Great Britain. X, Fags X
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bryan, with Mr.
I-eavltt. arrive a Lincoln after their
European trip. X. Page 1
Fred Hunter of the Ashland schools has
been dected superintendent of the schools
at Norfolk. X, Pag- 3
j E. M. Collins of Fremont elected presi
dent of Travelers' Protective association.
Meet next year at Beatrice. X, Page a
Governor and party off for San Fran
cisco with silver service for the battle
ship Nebraska. X, Pag S
OOKMXKCIAX. JUTS XSTBUgTaULAX
Live stock markets. VI, Page 7
Grain markets. WX, Z-ags T
Stocks and bonds. VI, Page 7
ef no T B..sm..,toa cmfwggwyy
MOVEMENTS OP OCX AS rrZAMSUtXPS.
Port. ArriTM. galled.
NKW TOR K Arablo
KKW YORK Uuowia
MtW YORK Kma
NAPLKH K. rr Ormaa..,.
ytEKNSToWS .rarpalkla Critic.
LIVERPOOL, ....niitlc Vlrsiaiaa.
ST. JOHN S Eni. at Ireland.. Vlciortaa.
TOWER SOON LEAVES BERLIN
Ambassador te Uernasuiy Will Start
for Soalh Early In
B ICR UN, April 15. Ambasaador Tower,
who la fcoon to be succeeded in hh posi
tion here by Ir. David Jayne Hill, present
minister at The Hague, will give up his
bouse in this city on Monday. and will
start for the south with his family next
Spencer F. Kddy. secretary of the em
bassy, has been granted leave of absence
and with bU wife and child will sail for
America May S. Mr. Eddy's nomination
aa American nlnister to Argentina has
been confirmed by the senate. The Slate
department has authorised John W. Gar
rett second secretary of the embassy, to
act as charge d affaires during the ab
sence of Mr. Tower and Mr. Eddy.
BURN AND MURDER A CREED
Evidence Dreamers Were) Tanght
1'kla Wna Proper and Right
Thins to Do.
MEDICINE HAT, April 3a.-In the trial
here yesterday of nine members of the
'Dreamers." charged with burning homes
of unbelievers. Joseph Belts of Irvine, Al
berta, teatifled that it waa agreed to burn
the Baptist and Lutheran churches. Their
creed was tp burn and murder, he said.
"God Jacob," whose headquarters are at
Java, B. P.. and shove real name is Jacob
Merkel, sr., gave metriictions to kill and
murder all unbelievers.
WEALTHY RANCHMAN KILLED
Body Fonad In Mississippi River
Thoagkt to Hare Bee a
I den lifted.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. April 35. Coro
ner Kistler is of the opinion that the body
of a man found in the Mississippi liver
here April 11 is tt.at of K. D. McBrtde. a
wealthy ranch owner of Montana, and in
clines to the belief that Mc Bride waa mur
dered for his money.
FCOT BALL STAR GETS PLACE
Free) Ilontrr, fiaaerlaleadeat mt Ash.
land Irkuala, Goes) to
NORFOLK. Neb.. Afril . tSpecial Tele
gram Fred Hunter, now superintendent
of tha schools at Ashiaud and a famous
foot ball star of Nebraska univeraity, haa
been elected superintendent of Ihe Norfolk
school, succeeding 11 J. BcidwtU. who goes
use Committee Reports the foundry
Civil Appropriation Act.
MANY ESTIMATES ABE EDUCED
Measure Carries Thirty-Five Million
' Less Than Asked For.'
TAWNEY TELLS OF CUTS MADE
Reductions in Other Bills Make Total
Saving of Seventy -Five Millions. .
MONEY FOR THE PANAMA CANAL
Kabesiaailitee Spends lx 'Weeks
Hearlnca and In Considering
Asnnunls Res-ennes Will
WASHINGTON. April 2E.-The sundry
civil appropriation bill was reported to the
house today by the appropriation commit
tee. It carries $10S.T1S,W. The following
statement of the bill was authoruted by
"The estimates submitted by the different
departments of the government for sundry
civil expenses for the next fiscal year fsr
exceeded the estimates for like expendi
tures in any previous year in our history,
"The- subcommittee having these esti
mates In charge spent six weeks In public
hearings and in considering the amounts
which the revenues would JuBtify the com
mittee In allowing In the various esti
mates.: As the result of these hearings and
investigations, the committee has reported
the bill to the house, carrying in the ag
gregate $lt.715,J69, being $35,&6X,S37 less than
the estimates submitted by the depart
ments. The amount recommended by the
committee is ample to provide for the con
tinuance during the next fiscal year of all
the public service usually provided for in
the sundry civil bill, and the continuance
of public works heretofore suthorlxed until
the next appropriations become available.
This reduction of more than $35,000,000 in
the estimates submitted for sundry civil
expenditures, together with the reductions
that have been made by the appropriations
committee in other bills of which that
committee -has Jurisdiction, aggregate al
most $76,000,000 below the estimates sub
mitted by the various departments outside
of . the estimates for army and navy ex
penditures. Money for Panama CanaL
"Included In the appropriations recom
mended in the sundry civil bill is the sum
of $Z7,627,000 for the isthmian canal, which
amount is relmbursible to the treasury
from the proceeds of the same amount of
bonds authorised. The , aggregate carried
by the bill Is $5,327,631 less than the amount
appropriated by the sundry civil em ror
the current fiscal year. The bill carries
for public buildings, including marine hos
pitals, quarantine stations, annual repairs,
heating apparatus, vaults.' safes and locks.
$182,375, and for the improvement of liver
and harbors under contract authorises
$ir.8!2.45. - ' ' . .
-The total of $106,715,389, Is $1,m:.9 more
than the total sundry civil sppropriations
for the fiscal yesr ending June 0. 1808.
"A limitation affecting labor in the canal
gone, stipulates that wages and salaries
paid on the isthmus for skilled and un
skilled labor by the canal commission and
Panama Railroad company shsll not , ex
ceed bf more than 26 per cent the average
salaries paid In the L'nlted States for simi
lar labor and service.
"It Is provided in the bill that all funda
hereafter derived from customs collected
upon property of the United States Im
ported from the canal sona "Is hereby re
appropriated for the construction of the
isthmian canal. " .
Items la the Bill.
Among .the items csrried in the bill are
Life saving service, $2.38.a7; current ex
penses of revenue cutter service. $1.S9.0U0;
engraving and printing, $3.351, 7o; Interstate
(fimmeri e.onmiission. tH.la.cwO.in increase
of lltsi.iao over the current ear; assistant
custodians and Janitors for public buildings,
iioiK7-2- fuel. llKhta and water for public
buildings, $1.400.0oC; expenses of collecting
customs additional to the permanent ap
propriation of $o.00.0K for that purpose for
la, $4,600.01)1), an increase of $70u,0(; public
health snd marine hospital service. fl.a.
7&t!, an increase of $137.u00; quarantine serv
ice, t-MW.wo; immigration station at Ban
Francisco, $185.0ni; lighthouse establishment,
tr. im.iiiiu: count and aeodetlc survey, tlW.rjO;
bureau of fisheiles. $7n3.K: enforcement of
the Chinese exclusion act, avo.ono; expense
of collection of revenues from sales of pub
lic lands. 1. '.?-''); surveying public lands,
SO.unO: KCdloticHl survey, Si.ANO.&at, a reduc
tion cf $.!.iS M.t, which Includes the omission
of tli"Uo for gauging streams; education
tn Alaska, 117S."; government hospitals for
the Insane. $370,000. a reduction or x.t&.(w
national nark. $74,fl&0: armories and arsen'
ala, $M.716. a reduction of tlf.1.37: buildings
and grounds in and around Washington.
D. C, $03,450; expenses for the executive
mansion. $78.oO. including $JS.t) for travel
ing expenses of the president; lighting the
executive mansion and grounds, $27.3JO; Im
provement of rivers and hsrbors under con
tract authorisations, $)?,&!,&4o. an Increase
of $H.Sf flli; National cemeteries head,
stones, etc.. $322,110; buildings at military
posts. $Sl.onn; (erection of barracks and
quarters for the1 coast artillery, $1.87.2S0, an
Increase or x.X7:.'); military prison at eia
Francisco. $W0A)t; Governor's Island, New
York. $.oi0: rort Benjamin Harrison, In
diana. $10aon0; Fort William McKlnley,
Philippine Islands, $1S0.J4: military orison
Hi Fort Iieavcnwnrth. $1106; drill ground
at Fort Ies Moines. s;oe Improvement
of Yellowstone park. $65,(M; road in Mount
Kalner park, fco.ou(i; national military parks,
$2.)4.S50; survev of northern and norlli
wetitern lakes. !::65.-X' artificial limbs. $400..
, an Increase of $2S0 M; protecting the
harbor f New York from injurious de-
poalts. v-G.rw; natlonnl homes for disabled
volunteer aohllers $4.4S3,Hift: contlnulna; aid
to atste and territorial homes for disabled
volunte soldiers, $1.175.i0; psv of bounty
to volunteer soldiers, including the volun
leers in the war with Pnaln. $T50.0n. a re
duction of $V(Kjn; Pan-Ainerlisn Scientific
congress at Santiago, Chile. I'IS.OOO; exposi
tion at Qutnio. F'juador. ffc'J).mi; the snex
nwidfd Ivalr.iK'e of the fund for enforcina
.the ee.ti-tmst laws ia reappreprtated and la
lecreaaed bv the aum of ffi0: expenses
of Vnited Slates courts. $7,348,600. an in
crease of $VS7,S40; public printing and bind
ing. j.ri an Incrnaae of sllS.on: eon
ttmilruj the construction of the Isthmian
canal. trJ.Kn.wn. sn Increase of J4SS.E3.
Aa echo of the recent investigation of the
government printing office by the presi
dent s direction Is heard lt the following
The public printer shsll submit for he
fWst year '910. and aiwiuailv thereafter,
eatlmstes for all clerks and other emolovea
additional to the foregoing (aeheduled) Who
may he reonired In the eierulive or admin
istrative offices of Ihe aovernment printing
of flee, ami no funds other than thoae e
clftiallv appropriated under said estimates
shall he used during said fiscal year for
services In Ihs government printing office
of the character specified In said estlniatra
and appropriated for the current year.
fttrlke Breakers Pat at Work.
MARSHALLTOWN.Ma.. April 2S.-fltity
trike-brenkers from Chit age and Mtnne
po!ia srere placed at work In the Iowa Cen
tral shopa today In as effort to break the
ftrike of the machinists. There was no
BCDY OF DUKEPUT IN CRYPT
Keeelved There hy Priests, Awalliasr
DeCnlte Arranaeanents for '
PARIS, Arll I&.-The body of Duo De
Chsulnes, who died suddenly from heart
failure at 11 o'clock Thursday night In his
bedroom in the Hotel Lftngham. In the
Rue Buccadnr, was conveyed at daylight
this morning from the hotel to the Church
of St Philip.
The body will remain In Pt. Philip's
pending completion of the arrangements for
the funeral. These will be settled defi
nitely upon the arrival in Paris tonight of
Duchess d'l'xes and her husband. It ts
practically .certain, however, that the
funersl and the Interment will occur at
the Chateau Dampierre, the ancestral resi
dence of the Luynes, outside of Paris.
The fsle reports that Due De Chsulnes
had died in his sister's apartments in the
F.ue Van Dyke arose from the desire of
th- management of the Hotel Langham to
make it appear that the death of the duke
had not occurred in that establishment. .
NEW YORK, April 26.-Theodora P.
8honts sailed for Europe today on the
steamer St. Louis to attend the funeral of
his son-in-law, the Due de Chaulnes. His
wife and his daughter. Miss Marguerite
Shonts, accompanied him. Before sallng
Mr. Shonts said that he had received no
information about the death of the due ex
cept the message which was sent by Mrs.
John A. Drake, and that he knew no more
about the cat.se of the circumstance of the
death than was conveyed to him by the
"The sudden death of the Due de Chaul
nes comes as a terrible shock to us," said
Theodore P. Ehonts. "Only this morning
three letters came from my daughter tell
ing how perfectly happy she and her hus
band were and full of plans for their home
In Paris and for the duke's new work,
which he was about to enter upon. I turned
to Mrs. Shonts and said, 'Do you know. I
think you were all wiser than I was about
this young fellow. I am getting to like
him and his grit mora and more. He Is
showing himself to be a real man and a
good one. I like the stuff he is made of.
He is esger as any American to get down
to business, and any man who can make a
woman as happy as he Is making Theodora
I'd be almost willing to work for myself.' "
TROUBLE AHEAD OF OPERA'OR
Conarressmnn Fassett Consents to Cam
plaint ait Washington Becaaso
of Altered Telegram.
ELMIRA, N. Y.. April 26. Congressman
J. Sloat Fassett was today unanimously re
nominated by the republican delegates of
the Thirty-third district. No mention was
made of the telegram from Congressman
Fassett which has been said to have been
the cause of State Senator Owen Cassidy's
vote against Governor- Hughes' anti
gambling bills. He has consented to the
request of counsel of the Western Union
Telegraph company to lay information
against the operator In Washington who is
alleged to have made the mistake.
DAUGHTERS END UP DIVIDED
Controversy Results Over Decision to
Boad Organisation for Con
tinental Hall. '
WASHINGTON, April 26. The continent!
Congress of the National Society of the
Daughters of the American Revolution ad
journed finally today. Those who opposed
bonding Continental hall in this city to
secure funds for its completion and who
claim that the society cannot legally ne
gotiate a loan unless the constitution is
amended, have announced their Intention of
retaining counsel to bring the matter to an
FLOATING ENDEAVOR MEETING
First Gathering; of Kind to Be Held
When Fleet Reaches
SEATTLE. Wash., April 25. The first
floating Christian Endeavor convention ever
held will meet May 26 and 28 while the At
lantic fleet is assembled in Seattle harbor.
The convention will meet with a local En
deavor society. Officers from all the ships
of the fleet will attend.
CANADA EXTENDS INVITATION
Ambassador Barer Asks Fleet to
Visit Victoria While on
OTTAWA, Ont.. April 25. The Canadian
government has sent through Ajnbassador
Bryce an Invitation to the Vnited Slates
government to have the American fleet visit
Victoria and Vancouver.
BRYANS ARRIVED AT LINCOLN
Family Together Astnsn nt Fnlrview
After Mm. Bryan's Trln
LINCOLN, Neb., April 26. William 3.
Bryan. Mrs. Bryen and Mrs. Ruth Leavitt
arrived in the city this afternoon and went
immediately to Fairview. A large crowd
composed of relatives and close friends.
met the Bryan party t the depot.
CLEVELAND IS MUCH BETTER
aer Presideat Improvlaa;
idly at I .mice wood, if,
LAKEWOOD, N. J.. April 2S. Former
President Grover Cleveland, who Is recov
erlng from an attack of rheumatic gout
and stomach trouble, waa better today than
yesterday. His progress toward recovery
MODERATE EARTHQUAKE SHOCK
Weather Bnrenw nt Snn Franelaeo
Says laitraarati Indicate
SAN FRANCISCO, April Zo.-Alexander
McAdie, In charge of the L'nlted Btaten
weather bureau, reports that a moderate
earthquake shock waa felt here at 3.24
o'clock this morning. No damage was done.
LODGE IS FOR FOUR SHIPS
Senator from Masoaehnaettu Serve
Xotlee He Will Vote for
WASHINGTON. April 25. In a speech In
tha senate today Senator Lodge announced
his determination of voting for the four
Fred t lark Uses to Parhla.
PIOL'X CITY, April 2S.-tPpe.lal)-Fred
Clark, a first haaenisn. horn Ducky
Hoimea left In Pioux I'lty lm he siarted
west with his team, has been notified to
report at once to I'm t.lo for stork, li'a sale
having been consummated- Clark and King,
the latter now pluvins lift field for I.iu
rola. wers setuiwl by liuimes from
reveapnrt. . in exchange for Jimmv
Hart and Nohlet Hart pUed flrat and
contained Bioux City last i -ir. He ia a
giod jnfieluer and a heavy LiLas
TG BISHOP'S MEMORY
New Hospital to Perpetuate the Loved
Name of Clarkson. , .
CORNERSTONE LAID ON SATURDAY
Ceremonies Attract Much Attention
Among Clergy and Communicants,
MRS. F0PPLET0N GIVES HISTORY
Simple Recital of Founding- of .First
Hospital in Omaha.
AIMS OF PROPOSED STRUCTURE
Bnlldlns; to Coat f 50,000 and to Carry
Ont the Ideas of .Blshon
Clnrksot, with Some
The ceremonies attendant on the laying
of the corner stone of the new Clarkson
Memorial hospital took place at Twenty-
first avenue and Harney streets, Saturday,
under skies that threatened rain, but were
not Interrupted, and were marked by sim
plicity and sincerely.- The choirs of the
several Episcopal churches of Omaha and
South Omaha, officers, nurses and medical
staff of the hospital, the Clarkson Mem
orial association, lay members of the Ca
thedral chapter, the architect and builders.
the trustees, the clergy mnd the bishops,
assembled at the residence of J. C. French,
2241 Howard street, at 1:10 o'clock and
marched from there ta tbe hospital grounds.
Ample seating accommodations had been
provided on the first floor of the new
structure, and a large throng had already ;
assembled when the procession arrived.
Rev. T. J. Mackey of All Saints' church
read from psalm cxvlll, with responsive
readings by the congregation. The lesson
from St. Matthew was read by Dean
Beecher of Trinity cathedral and the choir
and congregation sang the dedicatory hymn
written for and sung at the laving of the
corner stone of tha Child's Hospital and
Home, June 12, 183.
Ceremoay of tho Laying.
F. H. Davis, secretary of the Board of
Trustees, read the list of articles placed
In the box to be sealed In the stone. These
Names of the trustees; copy of articles of
Incorporation of the hospital; Bible; prayer
book; annual year book of the hospital for
1908:-copy of the Crosier, special hospital
number for 1907; special copy of the Croxier
in memory of Bishop Wortliington, 1908;
copies of Crosier for March and February',
1908; copies of The Omaha Daily Bee,
World-Herald and News of this date: copy
of The Living church of this date; Church
and Home of this date; Cathedral Chimes
of this date; Omaha Excelsior and Exam
iner of this date; American coins of this
date; printed Journal of the .fortieth an
nual council of the diocese of Nebraska
for 1907; historical sketch of hospital by
Mrs. A. J. Poppleton; names of subscribers
to the hospital fund to date; photographs
of Bishop snd Mrs. Clarkson; copy of or
der of the day's services: American flag.
: Biahnn Williams blessed the alone and as
sisted by Architect John Latenner and tV
builders, McGowan and Jackobberger,
placed It in position. ' Bishop Williams then
struct! the stone thrice, saying: "In the
name of the Father, and of the Son and of '
the Holy Ghost, amen. . We lay this corner
stone of the , Bishop Clsrkson. Memorial
hospital hi our. city of Omaha, in pious
memory of Robert Harper Clarkson, doctor
of divinity and the first bishop of the
diocese of Nebraska, to the honor of our
Ixrd -and Savior; and for His ministry of
healing in His church to the bodies and
souls of the sick and injured. 'Pro Deo. J
pro Ecclesia, pro ' Humanitate, we here
dedicate this pious and loving memorial,
through eJsus Christ, our Savior, who with
the, Father and the Holy Spirit liveth and
rtigneth, ever one God, world without end.
Tho Nlcene creed was then repeated by 1
the entire congregation standing.
Mrs. Poppletoa'n Address. ,
Mrs. Andrew J. Poppleton, one of the
earliest member of the hospital aaSocia
tlon, tead the following historical sketch
of the hospital: . .
'.'It haa been asked of me to give upon
this occasion a short history of the Bishop
Clarkson Memorial hospital from its begin
ning. "The first hospital in Omaha, of which
this Is" the legitimate successor, was built
in 183 on a lot owned by the city on the
corner of Webster and Twenty-third streets,
a small building of six rooms. It was
opened for patients In March, 1870, and
named the Good Samsritan. The associa
tion having it in charge waa composed of
women of every denomination in the city
and Us president wt Mrs. J. J. L. C.
Jewett, a prominent church woman of old
"The members took upon themselves by
turns the duties of nurse and general pro
vider, and a few generous hearted physi
cians gave it their free medical services.
For a few months everything , went rea
sonably well. There waa never at any time
a lack of patients, but there waa often a
very painful lack of means. It soon be
came evident that under the existing system
tha pecuniary demands of the situation
could not be met, and In 1871, by common
consent, the property was transferred to
Bishop Clarkson to be carried on under his
supervision as a church hospital.
"In 1S77 the building was destroyed by
-fire, and for a time the work was wholly
"In October. 1S1. in response to a call
from the bishop a meeting of women was
held 4a Trinity cathedral which resulted
in a reorganisation, and in December fol
lowing a small hospital with six beds was
opened in a rented cottage at ITls Dodge
street, Ia the spring of 188$ l was decided
to buy the lot. Plans were made for a
permanent building and the corner stone
was laid on the 12th of June of the same
year. A number of clergymen were preaent
at the services, and a hymn was sung
which .'was composed for the occasion by
Rev. li B. Burgess of Plattsmouth.
Martial Law at Amlta.
"To build such a hospital and furnish It
was in that day considered a daring enter
prise, but Bishop Clarkson entered upon
It with the same trust and confidence
which characterized him In all his work.
The first subscriptions were made by Mrs.
ClarasoQ, and Mrs. Jamea M. Wool worth
of $6u0 each, and were followed almost Im
mediately by a gift of SZ.OuO from Mrs.
Mahlon D. Ogden of Chicago, a member of
a family whose generous benefactions can
be traced through every form of Bishop
Clarkson s work In Omaha. As the biahlp
had said, 'Nothing succeeds like success,'
and contributions flowed tn from friends at
home end abroad, until In December of the
same year, U.X3, the hospital was an accom
plished fact, at a cost of $16,000.
"On the evening of December 13 it was
dedicated by Bishop Clarkson and nsmed
(Continued on Page Two.)
DEADLOCK OVER MINERS' SCALE
Practically No Chance for Agreement
In Illinois or In tho tenth,
PrRINOFIELD, 111., April It.-Th coal
miners snd operators of Illinois have
reached the parting of the ways, so far as
the joint scale committee is concerned. In
settlement of the wage controversy. It Is
now up to the mine workers of the state
to determine ny referendum whether a
strike will be called in order to compel the
Illinois operators' association to pay the
scale asked. The decision will be reported
to s joint convention of miners and oper
ators, which Is scheduled to convene to
morrow. KANSAS CITT. April 24 At the meeting
of the subconference committee of the min
ers and operators of the southwest, held
this afternoon. It became apparent that
there Is no possibility of an agreement so
far as that body Is concerned, and It ad
journed until tomorrow. A report of this
action will be made to the general scsle
committee at a meeting to be held Monday,
and It is admitted by both sides to the con
troversy that there Is little hope for an
agreement. The operstors today rejected
the proposal ef the miners to return to
work pending the result of the negotiations,
and also refused to yield their position that
the arbitration board contain one man not
a member of either of the organizations.
It is expected that many of the $6,000 min
ers now out of employment in the south
western field will go to work for independ
ent operators. -
FRIEND OF EMPRESS IN TEXAS
Danahter of Colonel Weinberger of
Berlin Rnns Away to Wed
Fonnd hy Officers.
NEW YORK, April 25. A pretty romance
has been revealed by the receipt at the
office of the North German Lloyd Steam
ship company here of a letter from the
German empress. Atiguste Victoria, to be
forwarded to Imigratlon Inspector Hohlnn
at the Vnited States Immigration station at
Galveston, Tex. It conveys the thanks of
the empress for the inspector's work in
finding for her a youthful runaway. Miss
Miss Weinberger is the daughter of
Colonel Karl Weinberger of the German
army, a close friend of the emperor and
empress. When she disappeared six months
ago search was at once begun and it wss
finally found that she had sailed on a
North German Lloyd liner for Galveston.
Inspector Hohlan, who was assigned to
find her. learned that she had married
Helnrich von Barlen and that the pair
were living happily In- Nueces county.
Texas. It IS understood that parental for
giveness has been extended the bride.
THOUSANDS SEE BOATS PASS
Cmllforalaas Crowd Sinn's of Santa
Monica to Witness Passage
VENICE. Cel., April 26. From the high
bluffs of Santa Monica bay, " overlooking
the sea, -100.000 people, from $.30 to o'clock
this morning, witnessed the procession of
the entire .fleet of battleships.
SAN PEDRO,-Cal.. April 26. At 6:45 this
morning Rear Admiral Thomas' . squadron,
consisting of the flagship Connecticut the
Kansas, Vermont and Louisiana, weighed
anchor and sailed for Santa Barbara, the
Connecticut leading. The dispatch boat
Yankton, the supply, ship Glacier and the
repair ship Panther accompanied the
squadron. Off the breakwater the squadron
wss Joined by the second division, com
posed of the flagship Georgia, the Rhode
IslRtod, New Jersey and Virginia. The
two divisions proceeded In squadron forma
tion to Redondo.
STANDARD OIL AS PERSECUTOR
Attorney for H. H. Tarser, Jr., Says
Incle Sam offers from
TOPEKA. Kan., April 25.-Albert Wilson.
attorney for IL H. Tucker, Jr., secretary of
the L'ncle Sam Oil company, now on trial
here on a charge of using the mails to de
fraud, declared yesterday In his opening
speech for the defense that the Standard
Oil company waa tbe Instigator and con
trolling Influence behind the trobules of the
L'ncle Sam company. Mr. Wilson stated
that Mr. Tucker had retained control of the
voting power of the Uncle Sam company in
order to prevent the Standard Oil company
from gobbling the stock in the open market
and in that way was putting this compet
ing cyn pa ny out of business.
The Uncle Sara company is now ia the
hand of a receiver.
DEMAND BOOKS AND PAPERS
Special Committee of Hons Orders
Snbmnrine Compnnlea to Show
Cost of Contraction.
WASHINGTON. 'April 25. The special
eomtr.ltie of the house Investigating
charges against the Electric Boat company
this afternoon entered an order for the
production of the books and pa per 'of the
Electric Boat company, the Lake Torpedo
Boat compaky and copies of letter signed
with Representative Lilley's name. The
order on the, Lake company was mad to
Include book concerning It foreign busi
ness, including the cost of construction of
all the Lake boat sold to foreign govern
ment. Argument on this order will be
made Monday by counsel for the parties
ROOT RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT
Seeretary of Stale Retained as Head
of Society of Interna.
WASHINGTON, April 25. -Secretary of
State lioot to-day was re-elrcted president
of the American Society of International
Law Th following were re-elected vice
Chief Justice Fuller. Justice William R,
Day, Andrew CarneaiA. John W. Foster,
John W. tirigKS. Richard Olney, Justice
David J. Brener. Secretary William H
Toft, Joseph H. Choaae, Judire Gray, W.
W. Morrow. Secretary Oscar S. Straus and
Genersl Horace Poter.
The general topic in today's aeaaloa of
the society's second annual meeting was
"The Codification of International Law."
NEW LINE IN WASHINGTON
Fifteea-Mlllioa-Dnar Railroad In
corporated to Ron Aero Stnt
TACOMA. Wash.. April 26. The Pacific A
Southeastern Railway company, capitalised
at $16.ot.00u, has filed article of Incorpora
tion. The company will have its terminus
al Tacnma and extend arroas the slate of
Washington. Ultimately the line will form
part of a transcontinental system. Branches
will be built to Spokane, SeattWi, Portland
and British Columbia. The promoters of the
roada are member of the Pacific Improve
ntent company of California,
FIVE HUNDRED DEAb
List of Victims ef Southern Storm
SEVERAL THOUSAND ARE INJURED
Property Loss Will Amount to Many
LOSS HEAVIEST IN MISSISSIPPI
Over Thre Hundred Dead in This
State and Thousand Hurt
TORNADO COVERS WIDE AREA
Storsa Starts In Texas and Sweeps
AereM Arkansaa, Loalaiana, Mis
alsalppl. Tennessee, Alabama
NEW ORLEANS, April J5.-Probably half
a thousand lives lost, 100 or more persons
fatally injured and many times this num
ber seriously hurt, together with a property
loss running up Into the millions Is tho
record so far for a tornado that originated
In the west two days ago. sweeping across
Texas, Oklahoma. Arkansas. Louisiana,
Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama ami
Georgia, it has left a path of death, deso-i
lation and want In Its wake, seriously In
terrupting all . communication between
cities in the south, and brought about
choatie conditions In many smaller towns.
Mississippi, already a sufferer from more
than on tornado this year, hss sgain
borne the brunt of the winds and rslns.
Estlmstes of the number of those who
lost their lives in that state place the death
list near SOD, with 1,000 or more injured.
In Texas, Louisiana. Alabama and
Georgia the death lists are also large, with
serious loss of life In Oklahoma, Arksnsas
and Texas. Authentic Information Is In
many instances lacking, owing to th
crippled facilities for communication and
the lack of time to form anything like an
accurate estimate of the damage done in
Martial Law at Amite.
Amite, La., was so badly damaged that
It was put under martial taw at once by
order of Its mayor. The storm struck
there Just about noon, killing two white
persons and. thirteen negroes outright and
Injuring many others, mostly negroes, so
badly that physicians, who were rushed
into the town in relief trains from sev
eral points. , said the total death list of
Amite would reach at least twenty-five.
Rev. Father Felix Rumpf was possibly
the first person killed t Amite. Ho wss
In the bell tower of bis church, having
Just finished ringing the noonday angrlui.
He ' was crushed to death by the falling
tower. Mrs. A. N. Ogden of Amite was
caught by the tornado as she was driving
to her home. A tree fell across her horse, .
killing the animal, but she was unhurt.
Forty persons were at dinner In t lie Com
mercial hotel when th storm struck and
the roof was carried away, but net est of
th diner was hurt .
List of th Dead.
A nearly cmpletB list of the dead fol
lows: ' " ..
Amite' city and vicinity:
REV. -"FATHER FELIX RUMPF.
CAMILLK M G1NNITY, 11 vears.
THIRTEEN OTHER KNOWN DEAD
Concordia Parish. La.:
MRS. DBVEREAUX SHIELDS.
Richland, La.: . "
E PR AIM PRICE.
PRICE CHILD. .
Purvis. Miss. :
J. H. MOFFATT.
MRU. J. H. MOFFATT.
.MRS. LEWIS MOFFATT.
MJtfl. W. H. VOWELL.
THREE MEMBERS OF LEE FAMTL.T.
CHILD OF MRS. LEDBETTER.
CHILD OF MRS. PALMER.
MRS. GRICE. ,
S K VA LI..
- Adams county, Miss.:
JIM VICKERB. j
TWENTY-FOUR NEGROES. '
Churchill. Miss., snd vicinity:
Near Port Gibson, Miss.:
ONE NllRO WOMAN.
L rmsn. Miss.:
ONE NrXiRO CHILD. .
TWO UNKNOWN DEAD.
Bsxtervllle. Miss :
FOUR OF RAYBURN family.
EIGHT. FOUR OF WHOM WHU'B.
' MRS. JOHN MANPF8.
MRS. MANEFS AND CHILD.
MRS. MONTFORD. '
Albertville. Ala., Cpsrtlsl death Hat).
MRS. JOHN DECKER AND TWO
MRS. WILLIAM AVE"RT.
ER1CK McCORD. saed 14 yns. Son of
Attornev Edward McCord. .
MRS. Bl'RKH artvt, aged W year.
Bergen s. A Is.:
SECTION FOREMAN MOORE, wifs afid
C. P. ADAMS.
Thomas Mill. Ala.r
MRS. CALDWELL. I
Path of Rain Two Mile Wide.
Th path of th tornado vu about two.
and n balf miles wide and when it had
passed Amlts stood a wreck. Larg num
bers of farm animal were killed.
The greatest loss of life among negro
occurred in the vicinity of Natchea, Mis.
In Concordia parish, Louisiana, serosa th
Mississippi from Natehes, thirteen live
were lost, all except two of the dead being
Twenty-five persona were killed In Adarat
county. Miss., near Natchea. and thirty
five were killed in the neighborhood of
Churchill, In Jefferson county. Miss. Th
tornadoes in this section wore About 109
miles due north of the Amite tornado and
struck about breakfast time. It was in
this section that a negro baby waa caught
in the wind, carried 100 yards and deposited
In swamp unhurt. Aa aged negro woman
was whttasd into th air and her head
almost severed by flying timber befor sh
fell in a cotton field 100 ysrds from where
her cabin had stood. Th body of a little
negro boy waa found in a field with a
piece of timber driven through th heart.
Physicians from Vldalia, La., and Natchea
spent all day going from plantation to
plantation and sending the worst wounded
of the negroes back to th rltle to b
treated. Part of the humane work of tha
physicians consisted in having scores of
injured antmsls relieved of their suffer
ing by killing them.
The dead more than Sun. the injured at least
60ft theae were the grim fact which cam to
light In th early hours today when a little
of th wreckage of yesterday' tornado In
Louisiana, Missikaipyt a-a4 4yUm had
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