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The Omaha Daily
VOL. XXXVII NO. 291.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 22, IMSTEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
FIFTY DEAD IN WRECK
Train Bearing. Belgian Pilgrims Tel
eicoped at Contich.
ENROUTE TO LOCAL SHRINE
Express Train Dashes Into Heavily
Laden Special on Siding.
HUNDRED PERSONS INJURED
All Cars Except One Were Crushed
1 Like Eggshells. .
BEAD HORRIBLY MUTILATED
Catastrophe Said to Be Dae to F li
ar ( twite Slcaal to Work
ANTWERP. .May.31..-U, railroad accident
.' unprecedented horror in tha annals of
Belgian train disasters occurred at S.O thin
morning at Contich, a station alx miles
outhaaat of Antwerp, on tha main lino.
Au express train from Antwerp to Brus
aela crashed Into a train loaded with Pil
grims on their way to a local shrine. This
train was standing- on a siding. Several
of Its ears were telescoped and shattered.
Tha total number of dead la placed at
fifty and tha wounded at over 100.
Up to t o"clocK this afternoon thirty
alght dead and seventy-nine wounded had
been removed from the wreckage. .....
Rescuers from Contich were at once on
tha scene and the labor of succoring the
Injured and removing tha dead was con
ducted with all ' possible haste. Special
traina With doctors, priests and nurses were
tent to Contich from Antwerp and Brua
sela. Tha accident Is supposed to have been
dua to a misplaced switch.
The engineer and the fireman of tha ax
press mere kllleu. ' '
Does Nat Stop Express.
The signal man at Contich saw that hta
switch was not working Just as the Ant
werp express came . thundering down the
line. He leaped from the window of his
signal station, and heroically ran down the
track toward the oncoming train, waving
a red llag. His efforts, however, were too
late to avert the disaster.
Bog lea Loao Human Shape.
The collision occurred at 9:06 a. m., just
as the express from Antwerp to Brussels
was entering tha depot at Contich. The
train loaded with pilgrims waa bound for
Tha work of extracting the dead and
wonndad from the debris appalled even the
stoutest of the. rescuers. Many of the
bodies had completely, lost all human shape
and were reduced to pulp, heads, arms and
legs having been ground off by tha wheels
and Scattered through tha wreckage. Three
decapitated bod lea were found twenty feet
from the wreck. Tha occupants of tha cars
war mostly workmen and peasants. The
wounded persons ara being transferred
from OonMeb- to Antwerp and Ci usetls a
rapidly aa possible.
Three of the wounded already have died.
There Are several women among tha dead.
A second clasa coach' waa overturned by
the force of' the Impact. Tha bodies of tha
wounded were so pinned down by wreckage
that the rescuers had to make use of axea
to get tha victims free.
The signal man hat been arrested.
SHERIFF HUNTS FOR BODIES
La Porte Officer Will Seek Additional
Victims Unsigned Letter
" Irons Oman a.
LA PORTE. Ind., May 21. Sheriff Smut
aer will this evening finish the sluicing of
tha debrla of the Guinness house and to
morrow morning ha Will resume digging In
tha hop of finding more bodies.
Mayor Darrow received an unsigned let
ter from Omaha, Neb., tha writer claiming
to have been in La Porta three times last
jeer to visit Mis. Guinness and to have
, met her in Ogden. Utah, on May 4, when
she aald she waa on har way to California
to visit Jennie Olsen.
Inquiries wea received today by tha au
thorities regarding George W. Williams of
Wspwallopen, Pa., who la understood by
friends to have coma to La Porte in an
swer to, matrimonial advertisements from
a rich widow. He never returned home.
MRS. MORASCH FOUND GUILTY
Jury Finds Kansas City Womua Sent
Poisoned Candy to Girl
KANSAS CITY, May a.-Mrs. Ssrah
Moiasch, aged 48 years, was todsy found
Svllty of murder In tha first degree by a
Jury n Kansas City, Kan., which tried her
on tha charge of poisoning 4-year-old Ruth
Millet. The woman will be sentenced to
llfo, Imprisonment. ,
The Miller girl died from the affects of
eating poisoned candy which the woman
sent through the malls to the' child's 14-
year-old sister, against whom she held a
grudge. Several members of the Miller
family partook of tha candy, but aU except
Ruth recovered. This was Mrs. Morasoh'a
second trial. At the first the Jury dis
SCME DELAY IN ADJOURNMENT
Congress May Xot End Session Until
May 3T Honse Anxlona to
WASHINGTON, May 21. It was ststed
at the capltol today on apparently rood
authority that congress would not aajourn
tarller than Wedbesdsy, May Z7, and that
there was a possibility of the session being
prolonged until June 1.' Tha unsettled con
dition of several Important measures which
ara now in . conference between the two
houses, and the doubt that exists aa to
the final disposition of the public buildings
bill have combined to make impossible an
adjournment this week. While Speaker
Cannon was not willing today to make any
statement for publication, it is known that
tha house leaders are planning to get
away some time next week If possible.
BURROWS AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Temporary raalrsnan of National Con
veatlea Paya Visit to Cnlet
; WASHINGTON. May 21.-Senator Bur
Wr w. who has bean selected as temporary
i. airman of tha republican national con
vention, had a brief conference with the
president today. He declined to talk about
his call except to say that It had been a
personal one '
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
Friday, May S3, 1908.
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BLUFFS AND . VICINITY Fair Friday;
FORECAST FOR NEBRASKA Generally
FORECAST FOR IOWA Friday fair.
Temperature at Omaha:
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House and sena
postofflce bill, lno
tea agree on
tan mall sub
Methodists , cont ,
bishops, electing: Dr
York and Dr. Nuelsot
ond ballot. , , '
Evangelism the need
keynote of the speeci
Henry Roberts, the rei
the Presbyterian churcl '
The divorce suit of .
7T Uotlng for
n of New
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Senator Piatt was dismissed by the court
yesterdsy and the plaintiff was tent to
the Tombs accused of perjury. Pago 1
President . of the Pittsburg conference
accused of seeking union with the regular
Methodist church In meeting of the for
mer body. , Pag 1
Missouri river la seeking a new channel
at Sioux City. Part 1
Oregon express train goea in ditch at
Plneola, killing four. Page 1
'Senator Burrows, who Is to be tem
porary chairman of the republican con
vention, pays a vUIt to President Roose
velt. Page a
Big steel bridge over New York, New
Haven & Hartford track blown up with
dynamite. Page 1
Bolt of lightning at Nebraska City
knocks man out of his bed. Paga 3
A small tornado In Kansas killed one
person. Page 1
Mrs. Morasch found guilty 'at Kansas
City of sending box of poisoned candy
and sentenced to life term. Paga 1
Subsidy for ocean malU Is included In
the postofflce appropriation bill. Page 1
Sheriff Smutser at La Porte contlnuea
his search for bodies on the Qunnesa
farm.1 Pag 1
Robert C. P. Holmes - meets with
strange death In Chlcags, with robbery
vldantlyvthe purpose of tha crime. .
American fleet , reaches Ballingham,
Wash and divides for v&rloua northern
ports. Page 1
Fifty pilgrims to a Belgian shrine wore
killed and 100 were injured in a railroad
accident near Antwerp. Page 1
Grand jury of Seward county Indicts
Utlca men accused of participating In the
assault upon Evangelist Miller March 21.
Nebraska Railway commission seeks
ruling of the Interstate Commerce com
mission on charges for small weight ship
ments of goods. Paga 8
Grand Army, Women's Relief corpa and
Ladles of the Grand Army of the Republto
elect officers and adjourn to meet next
year In York. Paga a
Railroad tax men appear before the
8tate Board of Assessment and ask for
reduction of valuation on the strength of
decreased earnings. Paga 3
COMKXs.CI.aX AHD nrDUSTBZAZi.
Live stock markets. Paga T
Grain markets. Page 7
Stocks and bonds. ' Pags 7
MOTXMX1TTS OP OCZAV STBAMSatlPg.
, Brail 1
! K. W. D. Oram
New York Lusltania, &7 miles east of
Sandy Hook at I p. m. ; will dock at 7:30
a. m. r rmay.
FLEET REACHES BELLINGHAM
Vessels Go Also to Port Aaareles and
Port Townseaa OBU-lnls
BELLINGHAM, Wash., May .-Eight
members of the Atlantic battleship fleet,
flying the double star pennant of Rear Ad
miral Sptrry, dropped anchor In Belling
ham bay at 11 O'clock today and wrro for
mally welcomed by Mayor J. P. Demattos.
The division of the fleet which arrived
here was composed of the flagship Con
necticut, the Rhode Island, Louisiana, Ver
mont, New Jersey, Kansas, Nebraska and
Virginia, carrying 428 officers and 7,000 en
listed men. Tha remaining vessels of the
fleet dropped out of Una this morning and
anchored In the harbors of Port Angeles
and Port Towntend.
DEFICIENCY BILL IN SENATE
Measure as Reported Carries Ono Mil
lion Moro Tksa Wken la
WASHINGTON, May 21.-Ssnsor Hale
today reported to ths senate the general
deficiency bill, which Is the last of the big
annual supply bills to be considered. A"
reported it carries $18,384,811, an Increase
of only tl.04O.48S over the amount of the
bill as it was paasel by tha house. The
principal ltema of ll Tease made iv the
senate committee are $457,36$ for . the pay
for the navy, $40,000 for U.e expenses of the
tuberculosis congress to be held In this
c.ty, $.M8 for the pay, of aalarlea and ex
penses of senate and $264,375 for the pay
ment of audited claims sxatntt the gov
ernment. DEATH RECORD.
Mrs. Theodore Schneider.
Mrs. Theodore Schneider, 62 years old,
of Kenesaw, Nsb., died Thursday morning
at Bt Joseph's hospital. Tha funeral serv
ice will bo at Heafey at Heafey'e under
taking rooms Friday morning, with Inter
ment at Kanesaw,
MAE WOOD PUT UNDER ARREST
Case Against Senator Piatt Dismissed
WOMAN CHARGED WITH PERJURY
Sadden Tarn In Cnsa After Mich
Evidence Damaging; to tha
Plaintiff Had Boas In
troduced. NEW YORK, May 21. Tha complaint in
the Wood-Piatt divorce has been dismissed
and Mae C. Wood has been arrested and
held In 16,000 on a charge of perjury.
NEW YORK. May 21. Frank H. Piatt,
son of United States Senator Thomas C. ,
Piatt, testifying today In the suit for di
vorce brought against the aenator by Mae
C. Wood, declared that he believed none
of the letters Introduced by Miss Wood as
evidence In her suit were true copies of
those written by his father. He had ex
amined carefully the original copies of let
ters written by the senator to Miss Wood
which were turned over to him by. Abra
ham Hummel upon payment of $10,000, he
said, and there were no such communica
tions among them as the alleged copies
produced In court Mr. Piatt also testified
that none of the lettera received from
Hummel contained any reference to a mar
riage between Senator Piatt and Miss
Wood. He said that after reading the let
ters he personality destroyed them by
burning them In a grate In his office.
Frederick E. Hafely, president of the
stationery firm which sold the blank form
upon which the alleged certificate of mar
riage was prepared In a deposition read In
court today, declared that that particular
blank form was not placed on sale until
February, llKC, three months after the
marriage of Miss Wood to Senator Piatt
Is alleged to have occurred.
Piatt's Son Makes Denial.
Mr. Piatt said that none of the letters
contained any reference to mnrrlage.
Miss Wood, who was present In court,
asked permission personally to cross-ax-nmlne
Mr. Piatt. Her request was refused.
Mies Wood Is a member of tha Nebraska
On cross-examination Mr. Piatt said
many of the letters from his father to
Miss Wood were brief notes of Invitation.
He was willing to pay $10,000 for their re
turn, he said, because his father was about
to .be married to Mrs. Janeway and he
and hla father thought It would be best to
get rid of Miss Wood.
Lawrence Hills, a reporter for a New
York paper, testified that he met the plain
tiff In the latter part of October. 1903,
when he went to tha Manhattan hotel at
1 o'clock in the morning to interview her
regarding tha marriage of Senator Piatt
with Mrs. Janeway. Miss Wood, according
to the witness, ssld she had no Interview
to give out and that she had no Interest
in Senator Piatt's ventures. Said she knew
Senator Piatt and had the greatest respect
for him. Asked If she was going to sue
the senator for breach of promise, she re
iterated that she had no' interest In the
FIRE. SPREADING IN CHICAGO
Lara-e Bos Factory Barns and Twenty
Five Companies Called to
CHICAGO, May 21. Fire broke out to
day in the large box factory of J. C.
Wlntermeyer In Throop street. The flames
ewpt through the building and spread to
a number of adjoining structures. Over
twenty fire companies have been called to
It was reported to the fire alarm office
shortly after 2 o'clock that eighteen men
who were ' employed In the box factory
were cut off by the flames and that a
number of them had been killed and in
jured. Among those known to have been in
jured are Jacob Rice, 607 California ave
nue; badly put; may die.
Jacob Ambrose, 958 Troy avenue; badly
cut. Internal Injuries; may die.
Unidentified man. fatally burned about
SMALL TORNADO IN KANSAS
Ono Killed and SevernI Injured la
Storm at Lincoln, Near
BALINA, Kan.. May 21.' One . person,
Mrs. Fred Grothe, was killed and several
others more or less Injured In a tornado
which struck Lincoln, a small town north
west of Sallna, last night. Several houses
were destroyed, a number were unroofed
and many barns were blown down. Mrs.
Grothe waa so seriously Injured when her
residence was demolished that she died
CLAY CENTER. Kan., May 21. A report
from Greene, a small town In the eastern
part of this county, says that a tornado
passed through the north part of this
county last night, killing three persona
and doing much damage. The wires sre
down and reticulars are hard to obtain.
OREGON EXPRESS IN DITCH
Express Mesarnsrer Killed nnd Others
Injured by Broken Rnll oa
OAKLAND. Cat., May 1-Four deaths re
sulted from the second section of the Ore
gon express train on the Southern Pacific
railroad near Plneole last night Three
were Injured, one fatally.
ENOINFER R. H. WARD of Oakland.
J. M. Cl'MMlNQS, express messenger,
FIREMAN L. W. CO AD of Oakland.
J. W. Hanrahan, extra fireman, will die.
J. W. Illrininham and W. W. Rodehaver,
express messenger, injuries not serious.
Ths wreck is supposed to have been
caused by the front truck of the baggage
car jumping the track.
NEGRO PREACHER TURNED OUT
Waterloo, la.. Hotels Refuse Lode
Ins; to ConsrresatlonallBt Mia V
ter Attending Convention.
WATERLOO. Ia., May 21 Because he
waa a negro. Rev. A. L. Demood. a Congre
preacher at Buxton, la., who is attending
the Congregational conferences here,
could not find a plaoe to - lodge last
night on his arrival. Hs was refused ad
mission at every hotel he visited and he
walked tha streets all night. This morning
Mr. Demood waa taken care of by tha local
committee on arrangements.
It Is likely daunagg suits will follow the
refusal of tha hotels to admit Mr. Demood.
He explained his calling and showed his
credentials at tha different places) ho visited,
but ha waa turned out at ail of utsta.
OLD MEN WITHDRAW RIGHTS
Cleveland Car Company Ttow Freo to
Arbitrate Strike ns It
CLEVELAND, May 21. When the peace
conference In the street railway str'ke ad
journed for lunch It had been practically
agreed that Judge R. W. Taylor of the
United States court would be called ur-on
to name the third arbitrator. During the
lunch recess the strikers hld a private
conference upon this point.' All other ob
stscles hsva been removed.
CLEVELAND, O., May Zl.-Apperently
tha laat obstacle In tha way of settlement
of the street railway strike waa removed
this morning when the employes of the
old Forest City company, the original S-cent
fare line, agreed to leave their seniority
rights In the hands of the arbitrators.
This has been the chief bone of contention
between the union- Waders and President
Dupont of tha Municipal Traction company.
President Dupont has Insisted throughout
that he would give tha Forest City men,
who refused to strike, the first choice of
With this Impairment removed It was
thought this morning that an agreement
would be reached today by which all the
Issues would be submitted to arbitration.
While many lawless acts were perpe
trated during last night by strike sympa
thisers, no person wss seriously hurt. A
half dosen cars were damnged by the ex
plosion of dynamite, and one or two per
sons were slightly hurt by brokm glass.
President Belner and other officers of the
Carmens' union visited the various car
bams early today and urged the strikers
to refrain from acts of violence.
At a larprely attended meelng of the
United Trades and Labor council last night
a general street car boycott was declared.
An appeal was made to all people not to
patronise the cars pending a smttlement of
It Is understood that at last a partial
settlement has been reached and only
minor details are now under consideration.
The carmen have named Prof. Elroy M.
Avery, the well known writer and historian,
as their arbitrator, while the traction com
pany has selected Arthur Stearns, a
prominent local attorney. It has been
agreed that each shall name five men from
which the man to name the third arbitrator
shall be selected.
The third arbitrator, however. Is not to
serve, until he Is asked to do so. but will
be immediately named. No reports of vio
lence have reached police headquarters
today. Cars were operated on practically
all lines today with more or less reguar-Hy.
ALDRICH MONEY COMMISSION
Senate Passes Hla Resolution to Be
leet Bonrd to Inonlre Into Fi
WASHINGTON, May-. 21. The senate to
day, without division, adopted a joint reso
lution reported by Mr. Aldrich from the
committee on finance creating a commis
sion to be called the National Monetary
commission, to be composed of nine sen
ators to be appointed by tha presiding of
ficer of the senate and nine representatives
to be appointed by the speaker of the
house, to Inquire into and report to con
gress at tha earliest daS practicable what
changes are desirable 'or -rcieceasary in the
monetary situation of the United States
or in the laws relating to banking and cur
rency, and for this purpose the commission
Is authorized to sit during sessions or In
the recess of congress at such times and
places as they may deem desirable.
Mr. Aldrich stated that the conference I
on the banking and currency bill had been
unable to agree upon a report and said
that aa congress was to adjourn at an
early day no agreement could be reached at
this session. That there might be a thor
ough Investigation Into banking and, cur
rency methods the conferees had agreed
that the commission resolution should be
recommended for passage.
Senator Brandegee Inquired whether It
was the Intention to have the commsaion
start Its work at once.
"Certainly." relpled Mr. Aldrich.
The resolution was adopted without fur
BRYAN ON PRIMARY SYSTEM
NebcKiksa Says People Were Betrayed
la Pennsylvania Convention
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 21.-Wllliam J.
Bryan spent an hour and -a half between
traina In this city today In a conference
with Jere 8. Black of York, Warren Worth
Bailey of Johnstown, and other prominent
Bryan men who were defeated In the demo
cratic state convention here yesterday In
their attempt to have the delegates-at-large
Instructed for the Nebraskan.
When asked about th restilt of yester
day's convention, Mr. Bryan said:
I appreciate very much the efforts of the
democrats who attempted to secure a reso
lution In the state convention In harmony
with the vote of the democrats at the
primaries. The difference between the
primaries snd the state convention Illus
trates forcibly the necessity for primaries.
Wlien voters speak for themselves they
say what they th'nk and do what they
please. When voters put their Interests In
the hands of uninstrui'"d delegates they
take chances In the delegates using the
fower for themselves and against voters,
t is just such betrayals of public trust
that have let to the extension of the pri
Mr. Bryan left here for Altoona.
CASHIER KEEPS MOUTH SHUT
Directors of Defunct Plttshurs Bank
Unable to Get Light oa
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 21. The directors
of the Allegheny National bank are holding
a meeting today for tta purpoae of dla
cuasing the bonds which secured the large
deposits of the city. V
U Is said a number of the defunct bank's
directors paid a visit to William Mont
gomery, the cashier, whose peculations
wrecked the institution, in the Allegheny
county jail. In an endeavor to convince
Montgomery that he owed to them the duty
of throwing some light on his operations in
order that an effort might be made to re
cover some of the missing money. The
former (ashler refused to say a word which
might in any way cleur up the tangle.
According to statements made today the
bondsmen who secured the city's deposit
of more than $1,600,000 with two bonds of
$600,000 esch, will likely settle the matter
within a few days.
WOMEN GLADLY GO TO PRISON
via onuraaeues rrfifr aiartyrs' Hole
to Glvlnsr Bond for Their
LONDON, May 21. Blx suffragettes taken
Into custody before the house of Premier
Asqulth all went to prison for periods of
from ono week to one month rather than
give recognisance for tfcoir good bohavlor
POSTOFFICE .BILL READY
House and Senate Conferees Agree on
OCEAN MAIL SUBSIDY INCLUDED
Prospect There May Bo Some Contest
Over the Approval of This Pro
vlslon Members Getting
Ready to Go Home.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, May 21. (Special Tele
gram.) At a late hour today the conferees
on the postofflce appropriation bill reached
an agreement, the result of the conference
being reported to both houses. In some
particulars the conference report will be
criticised by posts! employes througout the
United States, because the thirty-day vaca
tion period 1 has been eliminated, the con
ferees agreeing to exclude Sundays and
holidays from the fifteen-day vacation
which Is the lsw at present, with the
promise that the thirty-day vacation period
will be given next year. The clause rela
tive to the Increase In salaries for clerks
and carters who are In the $1,100 class re
mains. Increasing them to $1,200, this being
th only Increase of salaries in the clerk
carrier class In the bill.
The Item with reference to the estate
of Edward Rosewater and the authoriza
tion on the part of the secretary of the
treasury to settle the same as agreed upon
by the postmaster general when Mr. Rose
water waa a delegate to the International
Postal congress at Rome Is retained.
The most far-reaching agreement arrived
at la that with reference to the pay for
ocean mall servi.e. and It Is looked upon
as an entering wedge for ocean subsidies
for ships built In American yards under
American direction and flying the Amer
ican flag. Under the act of March 3, 1X91,
the postmaster general Is authorised to
pay to vessels of the second class on routes
to South America, the Philippines, Japan,
China and Australasia 4,000 miles In length,
outward going, $1 per mile where the speed
Is below sixteen knots; $2 per mile above
sixteen or below twenty knots, and $4 per
mile above twenty knots. This amend
ment in substance fixes the rate between
sixteen and twenty knots at $4 per mile,
and Is looked upon as a step forward In
bringing vessels making this speed under
the direct control of the government and
they will form the nucleus of the merchant
marine of the future. Under existing; con
tracts the government Is now paying about
3.000,000 for ocean mall service, and from
the estimate reported to the two holses
of congress It will now amount to .about
$3,600,000, which Is about the annual net
profit from ocean mail service in the last
fiscal year. Under the bill the total ex
penditure of the foreign mall service In
any one year shall not exceed the estimated
revenue therefrom for that year, which will
make the ocean mall service self-supporting.
It Is expected that when the house takes
up the conference report tomorrow that
this so-called subsidy will excite consider
able opposltlan, ' and possibly a disagree
ment. Dolllver Coming Home.
With the adjournment of congresa In
sight, although the date has not been fixed
for certain, legislators have begun packing
for home. Especially is this true of those
who have fights In their state or district.
Senator Dolllver. who Is looked upon as one
of the ablest of Senator Allison's lieutenants
In his fight for re-election to the senate.
will leave for Iowa on Saturday to partici
pate in the closing days of one of the
fiercest campaigns which the Hawkey
state has seen In years and which will be
decided at the primaries on June 2. Sena
tor olllver has arranged a whirlwind sneaK
lng campaign, opening at avenport next
Monday. On Tuesday he will speak at
Cedar Rapids, on Thursday the 28th he will
be at Fort Dodge, Creston later, and he will
close his campaign at Sioux City, Monday
evening, June 1 .
Should congress adjourn on Saturday
night, as some expect, or should It adjourn
on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.
senator Allison has made all arrangements
to leave for Dubuque the last of next week.
The aerator was at the White House today
talking over matters of legislation with the
Hlnshaw Is Pleased.
Representative Hlnshaw todsy Is carry
lng a smile about with him that refuses
to "come off" because of the treatment ao
corded hla district In the omnibus public
building bill, Beatrice and Falrbury both
being token care of. The congressman from
the Fourth district today introduced
Thomas A. Henley snd wife of Mllford,
and Frank W. Barclay and wife of Be
atrice to the president. Mr. Barclay has
a brother In the Interior department who
is an assistant attorney general under Sec
retary Hatfield. Mr. Hlnshaw stated that
he had talked to the president about legis
lation and that chief executive was still
Insisting upon limiting the powers of couits
as to Injunctions and It was the congress
man's opinion that the president would be
satisfied with the Payne bill, so-called.
Nebraska Senators Returning.
Senator and Mrs. Norrls Brown have
made arrangements to leave for 'the west
on Tuesday, provided congress adjourns by
that time. They will stop at Des Moines
to visit the father of Senator Brown and
at Vinton will pay a visit to the senator's
brother, Mr. Frank Brown. He will go on
from Iowa to the national convention In
Deiutiur warren succeeded in auacning
an amendment to the general deficiency
bill embodying a number of claims re
ported from the committee on claims and
Includes the following for Wyoming peo
ple: Ferguson Bros., Hecla, for dam
ages to hay crop, meadows, etc., by troops
at maneuvers, Fort D. A. Russell, $X0
C. C. Franer, Laramie, for damages to
hay crop and meudows at same maneuvers.
$1,600; S. W. Frye. Hecla, for damages to
crops as result of maneuvers at Fort D. A.
Russell. $JU0; John A. Wallace. Laramie,
crops damaged, $j60; Mrs. Catherine Mo
Kechlfe, for same destruction of property
Cbaago at Fort Omaha.
Captain Mack Cunningham, signal corps,
Is relieved from duty at Fort Omaha to
take effect at such time as will enable
him to comply with this order, not later
than J una A), and will proceed to Fort
Gibbon, Alaska, for duty pertaining to th"
Alaskan military telegraph system, rellev
Ir.g Captain Alfred T. Clifton, signal corps.
who will proueud to Fort Omaha for duty,
Tha application of L. R. Ewart, F. R.
Schroeder, F. C. Schroeder, 8. E. Peck and
Gertrude Evert to organise the First Na
tional bank of Eustis. Neb., with $26,000
capital has been approved by ths comp
troller ol lh currency.
MAN STRANGLED IN CHICAGO
R. C. P. Holmes Found Dead with
Marks of Oarroters on
CHICAGO, May O. Robert C. P. Holmes,
purchasing sgent for the Commonwealth
Edison Electric company, was found dead,
with the marks of garroters cn his neck
and his face black from the strangulation.
In an alley in the downtown district today.
Ths body was found by an employe of the
street cleaning department and was Identi
fied by the contents of the pockets.
Not ths smallest coin or ths slightest ar
ticle cf Jewelry was found on the man's
person. His pockets were turned Inside
out and besides the terrible dlscoloratlons
on tha neck and face there was a gaping
wound In tha skull, made apparently by
some blunt weapon. Tha skull waa frac
Late today a negro suffering from cuts
on his hands and face was arrested. He
became violent when questions regarding
the Irolmes murder were asked him, and
It Is believed he had something to do with
It. Coroner's Physician Hoffman, after an
examination today, declared that he waa
unable to tell the cause of death. No bones
n the head were broken, and It was the
opinion of Mr. Hoffman that the single
cut over the left eye, while the result of a
powerful blow, was pot in Itself sufficient
to cause death.
BIG STEEL BRIDGE WRECKED
Labor Troubles Said to Be Cause of
Dynnmltlng New Structure
Near New York.
NEW YORK. May 21. A new bridge
under construction on the Harlem branch
of the New York. New Haven 4 Hartford
railroad at Beychester wns wrecked by
dynamiters today. A charge of fifty
pounds of ths explosive was discharged
under the first span, twisting the huge
girders and practically wrecking the whole
Today's outrage followed an unsuccessful
attempt yesterday to wreck a bridge on tho
same railroad spanning the Harlem river.
The bridge was a modern steel structure
which had been erected over the tracks
near Baychester station for foot and vehi
cular traffic. It was built by the Schu-
macker company of Philadelphia and for
many months had been the scene of almost
constant labor troubles.
It Is believed thst it will take two months
or more to repair the damage done. Much
of the steel on tho south end of the bridge
Is so twisted and bent that It la useless
for anything except the scrap heap. One
of the large girders In the big middle
span was also twisted out of shape. This
means thnt the entire steel work on the
middle span will have to be done over
BURLINGTON TO BREAK CORNER
Sensation In Chlcngo Pit on News of
Quick Trips of Grain From
CHICAGO. May 21. A sensation wss
created on the Board of Trade today, when
It became known that the Chicago, Bur
llngton tt, Qulncy railroad has Issued hr
stmctio-is to Its traffic superintendents to
see that the loading of corn wns subjected
to no delay. This ls believed to be an
effort to rush as much corn as possible to
the local market, with -the hope of break
ing tae "corner" held by James A. Patten.
At thef flees of the Burlington railroad
Superintendent of Transportation W. L.
Barnes said the order to rush the corn to
the market was Issued "because of the
condition of the market and for our own
One car of corn arrived here today over
the Illinois Central that was loaded in
Orr aha Tuesday. This Is far less time than
Is usually taken for such shipments.
The corn market was quiet today and the
May option, which Patten Is said to control,
opened and closed at the same point, 77V4c.
MISSOURI AFTERJEW CHANNEL
Break In Revetment Above Combina
tion Bridge at Sioux City May
SIOUX CITY. Ia., May 2L-(SpeclaI.)-A
report has been filed at the office of the
assistant engineer In charge of the Mis
souri river that the big stream at a point
about one mile and a half above the com
bination bridge had broken through the
revetment and Indications sre thst It may
form a new channel, thus endangering
thoussnds of dollars worth of property in
Sioux City and Covington. Two breaKS In
the rlprapping are reported, but only ono
Is deemed serious. If the waters of the
river, persist In seeking a new course the
combination bridge and the high bridge
will be left spanning a space of marsh
land with the river to the south. A hur
ried report of the break has been sent to
the office of the ehlf government engi
neer at Kansas City, Mo.
MRS. VANDERBILT WINS CASE
Report of Referee Handed to Justice
NEW YORK. May 21 The report of the
referee in the suit of Mrs. Elsie French
Vandcrbllt for divorce from Alfred G. Van
derbllt, head of the Cornelius Vandcrbllt
branch of the famous family, was handed
to Justice O'Gorman In the supreme court
today. All the papera In ' tho caae were
at once sealed and filed.
An Intimation that the report of the
referee was favorable to Mrs. Vanderbllt
was given when the attorneys made a mo
tion that the report be confirmed. The
motion was taken under advisement.
SUBSIDY F0R0CEAN MAILS
Conferees of House and Senate Agree
Upon Clause In Postoiff.ee
WASHINGTON, ilay 21. The conference
of tha two houses of congress on the post
office appropriation bill have agreed to
Incorporate In the law the senate pro
vision for a subsidy for carrying malls to
Japan, China, Australia, South America
and the Philippines. The same rate Is to
be paid vestels of the second class as is
now paid to vessuls of the firft class and
to vessels of the third class the same as
is now paid to vessc Is of the second class.
ASK RULING OF WASHINGTON
Nebraska Railway t'ommluloia Insists
on Shipments at Actual
LINCOLN, Muy 21. Owir.g to a number
of complaints recently filed against the
refusal of railroads to fill Interstate ship
ments for less than I'iO pounds, the Ne
braska Railway commission will ask the
Interstate Commerce commission for a rul
ing In tha mattt
TWO NEW BISHOPS
Methodists Elect Drs. Anderson and
NO RESULT ON THIRD BALLOT
Dr. Lewis, President of Morningiida
Colleg-e, Leads With 423.
TWO CANDIDATES WITHDRAWN
Dr. Dorchester and Dr. North Ask
Friends to Cease Voting- for Them.
FOURTH BALLOT INEFFECTIVE
Dr. Hushes, President of Do Panw
University, Was First With 404
Votes, and Dr. Lewis See
end With 484.
BALTIMORE, Md.. Msy ll.-Rer. Dr.
William F. Anderson of New York' and
Rev. Dr. John Nuelsen of Nast Theological
seminary, Berea, O., rvere elected bishops
of the Methodist Episcopal church upon
the second ballot, taken lats yesterday
afternoon at tha session of the general
conference held at the Lyric.
The third ballot produced no result. A
fourth ballot was accordingly ordered.
A third ballot waa ordered for the re
maining six bishops. Before It was tsken
Rev. Dr. Daniel Dorchester, Jr., of Pitts
burg, who received 1OT votes on the second
ballot, and Rev. Dr. Frank M. North of
New York, having SB votes, requested their
friends no longer to vote for them.
Second Ballot Effective.
There were 766 effective votea cast on
the second ballot, B10 being necessary to
choice. Dr. Anderson received 648 and Ir.
Nuelsen 640. Those receiving more than
200 votes were: Rev. Dr. William A.
Quayle of Chicago. $81; E. H. Hughes,
president of De Pauw university. Greencas
tle, Ind., S66; W. 8. Lewia, president Morn
lngside college, Sioux City. Ia- $28: Charles
W. Smith, editor Pittsburg Christian Advo
cate, 325; Robert J. Cooke, book editor
Methodist Episcopal church, 306; H. C.
Jennings. Cincinnati, publishing agent
Western Book concern. 2S4; A. C. B. Mason,
(colored), Cincinnati, one of the corre
sponding secretaries of the board of educa
tion, Freedmen's Aid and Sunday schools,
275; David G. Downey, assistant secretary
of the same board, 27J; Joseph B. Hingeley
of Minneapolis, secretary of the general
conference, 243; Charles L. Goodell of New
The third ballot for bishops resulted In
no choice, no candidate receiving tho neces
ssry two-thirds required to elect. The
vote for tha leaders follows:
Lewis. 43; Hughes, 420; 8mlth, 408; Quayle,
3fc3; Cooke, 803; Goodell, 297; Hlngely, 274;
Downey. 273; Mason. 268; Jennings, 22S.
Necessary to a ohoice. 614. This ballot was
reported Just before adjournment An
other was taken and the conference will
reassemble at S p. m. to hear Its result.
No Election on Fourth Ballot.
No one was elected on ths fourth ballot
In the election of bishops at tha Methodist -Episcopal
general conference this after
noon. The vote was aa follows:
. Hughea, 494; Lewis, 484; Smith, 461;
Goodell. . 392; Quayle, 380; Hlngely, 2W;
Downey. 286; Cooke, 276; Jennings, 266;
Mason,. 241; H. C. Btuftx. 196; Robert Me
Intyre, California, 189; Freeman D. Bovaid.
California, 145. There was a large scat
tering vote. Necessary to choice, 610.
CONFERENCE PRESIDENT ACCUSED
Wnrm Interchange Over I'nlon of
Churches nt Plttshurs Session.
FITTWBURO. May 21. A continuation to
day of the discussion' of church union by
the delegates attending the general con
feerence of the Methodist Protectant
church. In session here, Is expected to de
velop a number of lively scenes. Tho first
tilt resulted last night In' a sensational
manner. Following an address by the Rev.
D. J. M. Bherldan of Baltimore, in which
he Intimated that men In tha Methodist
Protestant church originated tha proposi
tion for ths union of ths body with tho
Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. Dr.
Lewis, president of the Methodist Protes
tant general conference, replied as follows:
1 want to know who means to Insinuate
that 1 have been a party to a dishonorable
Defending his position. Dr. Lewis said:
painful must be the duty which makes
you come to this conference snd maks it
appear that some man is a sneak. 1 tell
you, you cannot put me In that attitude.
I am not sorry for what I have done. I
am here to take full responsibility tor my
Gossip has been going around tha con
ference room and whisperings havs fre
quently readied my ears thai when the
church union question came up there would
be something doing. I suppose that unless
there Is more dynamite behind this grand
sensation It Is now exploded.
BAPTIST ANNIVERSARY MEETING
Three Thousand Delegates Attend
Convention la Oklahoma City.
OKlJtHOMA CITY, Okl.. May 20,-Wlth
1,000 delegates In sttendance and from 1,000
to 3,000 due to arrive tonight and early
tomorrow, the Northern Baptist anniver
sary convention was convened In White
Temple this afternoon.
Tha object of the convention, which Is to
continue for a week, Is to receive and con
sider reports of the American Baptist Mis
sionary union, the American Baptist Horn
Missionary society, the American Baptist
Publication society and any other general
denominational organisations. The sub
mission aud consideration of these reports,
however, Is not to determine or prejudice
ths future relstlnns of such several organi
sations to the Northern Baptist convention.
Accomplishments by the Baptists In mis
sionary educational work among uncivil
ised Indiana and in foreign lands and plans
for the Baptist Young People's union work
are among the topics to be considered. '
The Woman's Baptist Home Mission so
ciety had charge of today's sesslona Re
ports by Mrs. A. H. Barber, Chicago,
treasurer, and Miss Rose L Boynton, Chi
cago, acting corresponding secretary,,
si. owed satisfactory conditions. '
Ara. John Neuven of Chicago, president
of the society, addressed a large audience
in White Temple tonight.
Army Post Short of Water.
SHERIDAN, Wyo.. Slay 21. (Special.)
Fort MacKenzle. near this city. Is almost
entirely wlt&out water for domestic pur
pom.", the result, it is allegtJ, of tha faulty
construction of its pipe line, constructed
by Wicks & Hughes of Denver Under gov
rnmt-nt supervision only four yesrs ago.
The pipe line has buist in many places and
Is hardly carrying any water into ths gov
ernmpnt reservoir at ths fort. Local ex
perts who have Inspected the tin say It
Is liable to go out at any time, leaving tha
miliary post wlihuut Wats of brt. nreieo-dot
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