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    unday Bee
Afvrtla In
Best West
Fhe Omaha
Landlords and Tenants Are Much Dis
pleased Over Land Act ;
Unionist Government Fails to Pro
vie Enough Money.
Still They Are Compelled to Submit
to Heavy Taxation.
Lord Danrnvea Calls Vpoa Owners
unit Renter to Meet to De
mand Recognition from
' p; ELI.V. May 23. Special.) Now that
f!ie home rule question has been removed
f jr the time being- from the arena pf prac
tical politics public attention In Ireland la
being focufised' on the disgraceful break
down of the land purchase act. This act
was parsed by a unionist government and
has worked so well that In the districts
weinr It has been applied there has been
almost a total disappearance of agrarian
llecontr-nt. It has satisfied both landlords
and tenants, and now that the liberal
government has allowed It to break down
for want of financial support, both land
lords and tenants are united In denouncing
the government. Lord Dunraven has sent
a letter to the leading Irish newspapers
polrjling out that Ireland Is being robbed
by England, and calling for a union of all
classes of Irishmen to Insist on their
rights, lis gives some figures of the over
taxation of Ireland which, coming from I
unionist peer, 'are very striking. For In
stance, he declares that the annual taxed
revenue from Ireland Is about one-eleventh
of that from Great Britain, while her taxa
bio capacity is estimated by no one at more
than one-twentieth of that of Great Britain.
Ireland, he declares. Is paying In Imperial
taxes about $16,000,000 a year more than
she ought to pay, and Is getting nothing in
return, and now a scheme for the benefit
of all classes to which the government Is
pledged Is allowed to break down for the
want of Just that sum every year. Lord
Dunraven calls for a conference of land
lords and tenants with representatives of
the various local public bodies In Ireland
to devise some plan of acting together to
compel England to recognlxe the rights of
the Irish people.
Emlgratloa Serioas Qaestloa.
It Is an encouraging sign of the chang
ing times In Ireland that the synod of the
Irish Protestant Eplsoopal church Is found
. . m . - 1 11, s i ra
tion which la draining the life blood of Ire
land. The Irish Protestant church la be
coming more and more an Irish organisa
tion, l la no longer state-endowed
chbrch, officered by Englishmen and used
CJ part of thu machinery for the English
government of Ireland. Its present posi
tion la In sharp contrast to that which
it assumed In the time ot the "great clear
ances" ' after . the famine ot 1S47. when
Archbishop Whately. an Englishman, who
was sent over to administer the see of
Dublin at a salary of 133,000 a year, drawn
from the Irish people, placed himself at the
head of an organisation whose object was
to send 1 .600,000 Irish people to Canada
and to provide the funds for doing so out
of the Income tax.
The attitude of the Irish Roman Catholic
hierarchy to the new university bill Is
summed up by the Moat IBv. Dr. O'Dwyer,
In substance, "We don't quit like It, but
ought we to refuse it?" What the bishops
object to is that while a separate uni
versity is provided In Dublin for Catholics,
there la no guarantee that It will remain
Catholic. The scheme provldea for the In
clusion of two bishops In the temporary
senate, but there Is no guarantee that they
will be continued or that their successors
vlll b-members of tho same faith. In fact
i iu bill provides for a number of purely
secular unlverlsUe so arranged at the
start that the various denominations will
each have control of one. This seems fair
enough to begin with, but tho result will
probably be a series of bickering and
4uarrtls as the seats on the various gov
erning bodies fall vacant, and It la found
that there Is no provision to continue the
religious control. "We are," aald Dr.
J Dwyer, "very much In the position of the
man going home with his horse unsold
frjm the fair. We are disposed to take
has than we would have taken early In the
Uy. but we should consider carefully
v l.ether It Is good policy to give the ani
mal away or not."
Joker Thrill Belfast.
A practical Joker has given Belfast a
thrill which lasted a whole day. The
Belfast corporation maintains a number of
large dredgers which keep the ship cannel
, clear and a few days ago one of these
brought up what seemed to be the head
less body of a man. The news was tele
phoned to the local newspapers and there
was all the material for a horrible murder
mystery. The "body" , was carefully
carried to the mortuary and a doctor was
a -Tit fur. When he came he at once rave
It as his professional opinion that the
"body" had once belonged to a wax works
and that he did not think there had been
any murder. In the meantime, however.
ell the local papers had come out with
columns of theories about the "murder
mystery" and It has taken them several
Cays to explain to their readers how It
really happened.
An excellent scheme for the training In
housewifery of the factory girls of the
northern towns has been started' In Lurgan
and Banbrldge by Miss Mary Irwin,
local philanthropist. Mlaa Irwin estimates
that there are 4.000 girls employed In the
factories of these two towns, who, from
the nature of their work, have never been
able to obtain any training In the care of
a home tr In the bringing up of children.'.ff Cliiiii h.o Urcli tlMlnl, l
which practical lessons m given and at
which the girls are trained to become
working men's wives. There must be at
least 60,000 women similarly situated in the
factory towns of the north of Ireland and
It Ik proposed to extend the schema gradu
ally as funds become available. Lurgan
and BanbrMge have been selected because
they aril typical small factory towns In
Which the results can be seen more readily
than In a large manufacturing center like
jr The retirement of Bir Anthony Mao
Donnell from the post of under-sec retary
fiir Ireland marks the end of another ex
periment In "governing Ireland according
tj Irish Ideas." Sir Anthony la an Irish,
goan, a Catholic and a home ruler. He
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Stock market Is demoralized as a result
of numerous Influences tending to bear
the market. X, Page X
Senator Platt will not attend the com
ing republican national convention though
a delegate. X, Fags X
It Is again reported that Prince He.le ue
Sagan and Mme. Gould were married at
Hohoken. X, Page X
Kansas Tax commlsnlon doubles the es
timate of valuation of the railroads of
that state. X, Page X
Converts at 19 each Is the record of the
Northern Baptist church. X, Page X
Presbyterians discuss ministerial relief
and the power of the church press.
X, Pace X
Methodists take ten ballots for bishops,
the result of the last not yet being an
nounced and without result so far as
known. X, Pan's X
Morrill airship at Oakland, Cal., col
lapses and many persons are severely In
jured In the fall. X, Page a
Statue In memory of M. A. Hanna un
veiled Bt Cleveland, at which Secretary
Taft Is a 'visitor. X, Page a
rlTal of Lamphere for the murder of
Andrew Helgelcln will be the first one of
a series. X, Page X
Night riders in Ohio riddle house with
bullets after firing barn. X. Page X
' Fleet of American warships unites and
reaches Seattle. X, Page X
President Roosevelt denies that any
friction exists between himself and the
attorney general over the suit against
the New Haven road. X, Page X
Mae Wood will be able to furnish ball
by Monday. X, Page X
Mrs. Eddy's son Is placed In Jail at
Deadwood for refusing to obey the order
of the police department. X, Page X
' Lincoln men . telegraph Nebraska dele
gation In congress asking for oaukcrs'
representation upon the Monetary com
munion. X, Page 3
Boy at Oxford accidentally shoots and
kills a playmate. X, Page 3
Farmers of Nebraska tell Railway com
mission the rates charged by the roads
are out of proportion to the earnings of
the common people. X, Page 3
Judge Corcoran at Hastings declares
legal 'the liquor license Issued to the
Hastings Brewing company, upsetting
heretofore accepted Interpretation of
Slocumb liquor law as authorizing licenses
to Individuals only. X, Page 3
Jew and Gentile unite In dedication of
Temple Israel, Rev. F. L. .Loveland and
Rev. Newton Mann participating In the
ceremonies. X, rigl 6
Wrede, the victim of holdup men, ldontfr
fles men under arrest as those who com
mitted the crime. I, Page 4
Plans being, made for a new milk depot
at Omaha. X, Page 8
Dahlman club pushes Mayor Jim Into
the gubernatorial campaign. TX, Pag
County board will probably make an
appropriation to aid the corn show.
II. Page 4
Gossip of the theaters, players and
musicians. X, Page 3
Doings of the Omaha society people.
XX, Pare a
Buster Brown makes life a burden for
his uncle. Page for the little folks. Mat
ters of interest to the women. Fluffy'
Ruffles In the rush hour crush on the
Brooklyn bridge. Pons Pares
half-toitb bectioit.
William H. Christie, a doctor of the
older school. Dunkers and their queer
beliefs. What a wool market In Omaha
means to the western flockmasters. Fu
ture great trading center on Lake VlVc
torla. Training of young women for the
home or a business career. Gossip about
people in the public eye. Poo Pages
Live stock markets. TX, Page 5
Grain markets. TX, Page S
Stocks and bonds. TX, Pag S
Port. ArrlTM. iallea.
NEW YORK ....Oral Wai4ere .
NBW YORK ....Perusi
NSW YORK ...'.baa Uurglo I
WEENS 1'oWN Celtle.
Warships Are Dae to Reach Walk.
ingtoa's Bis; City During; .
PORT TOWN SEND, Wash., May 2S.-Tbe
Atlantic battlship fleet, which for the last
two days has been divided into three sec
tion, was reunited at o'clock this morn
ing at the rendesvous off port Townsend
and proceeded to Seattle, where It will ar
rive at S o'clock this afternoon.
Prospect of Tito Bodies Finishing
Business kr That Time la .
Suite of Flllhaster. -
WASHINGTON, May 2S.-There Is pros
pect of congress getting through on Mon
day, even though the minority filibuster in
the house continues to the end.
Bis storm at Wichita Palls
Caaavo I.oaa , of Fonr
FORT WORTH. Tex.. May XL Dispatches
received hero today from Wichita Falls, luo
miles north of here, report a cloudburst
In that section last night. A freight train
Is reported la a creek and four persona are
reported drowned,
Presbyterians Arranging Worldwide
Evang-eliitio Campaign.
Expenses Art to Be Borne Chiefly by
Laymen of Church.
Report Shows Many of Less Than
Fifty Members!
Nebraska Member of the Omaha, Tribe
Attracts Attentioa at Kansas
City Power of the Re
llgloas Press.
KANSAS CITY, May 23. It la expected
that the Presbyterian general assembly
now In session in this city will make plans
for an evangelistic csmpalgn to be begun
within a year, touching every part ot the
world, to be under the direction of Rev.
Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman and the expenses
to be borne chiefly by laymen, .lohn H.
Converse, prosident of the Baldwin Loco
motive works, Philadelphia, who in the
last seven years has given more than $250,
000 for evangelical work. Is said to be the
leader In tho movement. The Inability of
Mr. Converse. John Wannamaker and Rev.
Henry C. Van Dyke to attend the assem
bly has caused genersl regret.
Of the 9,935 churches, making returns of
membership to the general assembly 4,188,
or ' 42 per cent ot the whole number,
showed memberships of fifty persons or
less. It Is sail that 65 per cent of the
Presbyterian churches have seVenty-flve
members or less.
A special missionary exhibit was opened
today for the Instruction of Sunday school
children In the Second Presbyterian church
here. The exhibit Includes Idols, fetishes,
clothing and many" other curious things
which have come from the lands visited by
Presbyterian missionaries. There are also
many pictures and maps, and missionaries
explain the exhibits to visitors. Rev. Dr.
A. W. Halsey of New York delivered an
address today.
Indian Woman Gradaate.
Dr. Susan LaFleshe Plcotte, an Omaha
Indian from Walthlll. Neb., the first In
dian woman graduated from a medical col
lege, was one of the most Interesting speak
ers at yesterday's meeting of the Woman's
Board of Home Missions. Describing her
work In charge of the church on the Omaha
reservation, she said that she started with
a congregation of three Indians, all of
them not attending regularly. Now she
has under her care 1,250 Indians. "What
Is most needed," she said. "Is someone to
begin the work of educating the . Illiterate
white people, .1.250 of whom share our res
ervatlon with us.",
Reports ' of committees, were again the
Important business before the genertl as
sembly today. Ths report on legal mat
ters connected, with .the union with tha
Cumberland Presbyterian church showed
that litigation growing out of the union
has arisen In eleven states. In two states,
Illinois and Georgia, cases have been ap
pealed to the supreme courts and the suits
there have been decided adversely to those
opposing the union. A case Is now pend
ing In the supreme court of Tennessee
With so many suits pending the committee
asked that the several synodlcal commit
tees be requested to assume the responsi
bility of handling tho various cases as the
respective situations may require.
It was recognised that the moderator be
authorised to appoint a committee of
eleven, five ministers and six elders, of
which the moderator shall be chairman, to
succeed the committee on "pastoral over
sight" appointed by the Decatur assembly
of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.
This new committee shall have charge of
all legal matters arising from the union of
the churches, provided that all expenses In
curred by the committee be procured by
contributions from persons or cltlaeni IB'
teres ted.
- Power of Charch Press.
Discussing the importance of educational
church literature. Rev. B. P. Fullerton,
the moderator, said;
The press ts the grestest power In the
country todsy. Its Influence ts every
where; It is the university of the people.
Presbyterians In their optimism are too
spt to conclude thst with this great power
directing public affairs all would be well
and have relaxed their efforts In the mat
ter of educational literature. The church
needs to lay more emphasis' on religious
educstlon. The board of publication Is
devoting Its energies to this work and ts
showing us that the moat effective results
come through the children.
That more than half a million dollars
have . been collected and disbursed to the
several funds to which the Woman's Board
of Home Missions contributes during; the
last year was shown by a report from that
A popular evangelistic meeting will be
held In convention hall tonight, at which
Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman will be the prin
cipal speaker. The music will bo under the
direction of Charles M. Alexander of Blr
mlngham, England.
The visiting delegates were given an au
tomoblle ride this afternoon over the parka
and boulevards of Kansas City. Four hun
dred cars have been contributed for the
purpose by local cltisens.
Board of Relief.
One of the Important reports presented
today was thst of the board of ministerial
The discussion of the report brought out
the statement that there are only 2,500 min
isters In the church who receive a salary of
over 11.000 a year and there are 6,000 who
receive less than that amount. Dr. W. L.
Darby of Evanvllle. Ind., urged the neces
sity of relieving the needs of struggling
young ministers, many of whom, he said.
received less than 1600 a year.
Dr. John B. Devlns of New York Intro
duced a resolution asking the members ot
ths ixr, to seek the corrcticu uf
violations of the child labor laws where-
ever they may occur.
Secretary Wilson and Exports to
Leave (or Chleaaro.
WASHINGTON. May . Secretary Wil
son, accompanied by several experts from
the bureau of animal Industry, Including
Dr. A. D. Mllvtne, the chief of thst dlvi
sion, left here todsy for Chicago to attend
a conference fit meat Inspectors which
begins In that city on Monday next. The
purpose of the conference Is to secure
greater uniformity In the enforcement of
the regulations of the Department ot Agri
culture governing the uupevtloa of meat
and Its product.
Surveyors la Wyomlna Caaee Mick
Speculation as to Purpose
of System.
CHETENNB. Wyo.. May 23--(Speclal.)
The Burlington railroad Is to build a spur
from Cheyenne to Fort D. A. Russell at
once. Surveyors have been at work for
some time running lines, and. It Is under
stood a route has been decided upon and
work Is to commfnee soon. The spur will
leave the Burllnslon's line entering the
city nesr the roundhouse, on the south
shore of Lake Minnehaha, in East Chey
enne, skirt this lake, pass up a draw Just
east of the city cemeteries and skirt the
four lakes north of the capltol building, and
then run directly across the military reser
vation to Fort Russell.
It Is announced that this spur will later
form a part of the Burlington's Una west
and north from this city. Many surveys
have; been made from time to time by the
Burlington In an effort to find a feasible
route to the west and north.
The Burlington has been at work quietly
on its surveys, for It Is known that both
the Union Pacific and Colorado ft South
ern roads would circumvent the Burling
ton if they could. These roads have full
knowledge of what the Burlington Is doing,
but it Is believed the latter has gone so
far now that Its rivals cannot Interfere.
It Is stated on good authority that the
Colorado & Southern has two objects In
building Its spur from the I'nlon depot here
to the new Frontier park on Lake Ab
saraka, north of Cheyenne. One Is to care
for the crowds thst will visit the park
during Frontier days and other celebra
tions, snd also for the purpose of pre
venting the Burlington from building Its
branch to Fort Russell. A right-of-way
fight seems Inevitable.
The reasons for the Bnrllngton building
to Fort Russell at this time Is to be able
to deliver supplies to the post. It being
stated that the Vnlon Pacific and Colorado
As Southern roads charge the Burlington
exhorbltant and practically prohibitory
rates for transferring business through the
city to Fort Russell.
Son of Shirley Hoaa-htallna;, Near Or
chard, Killed by Ballet Sent
Throngh Window.
OXFORD, May 23. (Special.) An au
cldenlal shooting affair occurred at tho
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Shirley
Houghtallng, residing east of town, Friday
evening, whereby their 5-year-old son, lost
his life. He was standing outside the
house, looking in through a window, when
a companion, who had been playing with
a 2a-callbre rifle pointed the weapon at
him and fired through the glass. The
bullet took effect, making a mortal wound,
which caused the victim's death In less
than a half hour. Funeral services will
be held tomorrow.
For First Time la Years Axed Poll-
I tlclan Will Not Attend
NEW YORK. May 23. For the first time
m many years Senator Piatt will not at
tend the reiiubllcan national convention
this year. He was elected a delegate from
his horns district, but Ms. alternate will
go to Chicago In his place. Senator Platt
was chairman of the New York state dele
gations to the national conventions of ISM,
19C0 and 1904.
Kansas Tax Commission Fixes Valua
tion of Railroad Property at
at Hlarher Rate.
TOPEKA, Kan., May 23.-The state til
commission today fixed the total value of
all railroad property In Kansas at S3&S,
OM.599. Under the plan of assessment used
In 1907 the railroads were assessed at
170,000,000. This year the railroad companies
turned In their property voluntarily at
1175,000,000 and the commission doubles the
railroads' estimates.
After Firing Barn In Ohio They Rid
die Victim's Hoaso with
RIPLEY, O.. May 23.-Nlfht riders last
night destroyed the tobacco beds of Walter
Hook, six miles from Ripley. Hook fired
at the men and in return they riddled his
house with bullets. One bullet came within
two Inches of hitting the Hook baby. Troop
B, which ts patrollng this section, was Soon
on the scene. It Is said that some ot the
riders were recognized and arrests are ex
Clearing; House Association Asks that
Bankers Be Well Repre
sented on It.
LINCOLN. Neb.. May 23. President W.
T. Auld of the Lincoln Clearing House as
sociation today wired the Nebraska dele
gation In congress to urge that a currency
commission be appointed and that "one
third of the commission be selected from
leading bankers of the country outside ot
members of congress."
Stockmca Oppose Settlers.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., May 23. (Spo
olal.) According to a report received here
from Grand River, a little settlement In
Butte county, in the extreme northwestern
portion of tho state, serious trouble ap
pears to be brewing between the stockmen
and homesteaders residing in that part of
Butte county. Up to a year or so ago
the county, which Is ths largest in area
In the state, and Is as large aa several
of the New England ststes combined, was
occupied solely by stockmen. The recent
construction through ths northern part of
the county of the Pacific coast exten
sion of the Milwaukee railway has re
sulted In several thousand homesteaders
pouring Into the county, where they have
made entry of government land. One re
port received here Is to the effect that the
homesteaders residing a few miles west of
Grand River have declared war upon the
stockmen and threaten that they will put
them out of business. The trouble is due
to the fact that under the provisions of
what Is known as the "free range" law
the stockmen turn their rattle loose upon
the prairie and they wander to the land of
the homesteaders and do Injury to their
crops. The feeling between the two classes
Is reported to be quite bitter. The stock
men. It is believed, .will desperately resist
any efforts which may be made by the
homestesders to molest their cattle, and
If an attempt In this direction Is made
serious trouble Is certain to result, as the
homesteaders, especially, are said to be
quite excited over tho preseat status of
affairs and In condition of mind to re
sort to desperate caeasuxoS ahouid. the
necessity arise.
Methodist General Conference in
Deadlock Over Election of Bishop.
Chicago Divine is Within Six Votes
of an Election.
Its Result Will Not Be Announced
Before Monday.
New York Chnrch Sends Appeal to
tho Delegates on Behalf of
the Candidacy of Dr.
BALTIMORE. Md.. May 23,-No election
sgaln was the result from the eighth ballot
for bishops which was announced at the
general conference of the Methodist Epis
copal church this morning.
Ths vote follows: Lewis, Sioux City, la.,
476; Quayle. Chicago, 471; Stunts, Madison,
N. J., 443; Smith, Pittsburg. 420; Edwin H.
Hughes. Greenoastle. Ind., 8S9; Mclntyro,
Los Angeles, Cal., 3W; David G. Downey
of New York, 339; Joseph B. Hlngley ot
Minneapolis, 237; Goodell of New York, 174;
Jennings of Cincinnati. 157; R. J. Cooke,
book editor Methodist Episcopal church of
New York, 249; Samuel Dorchester. Jr., of
Pittsburg. 119; M. C. B. Mason, (colored).
Cincinnati, 115.
John S. Huyler of New York, a delegate
to the conference and an active supporter
of Dr. Goodell, pastor of Calvary Methodist
Episcopal church. New York City for the
Episcopal church has received a telegram
protesting against the "Injustice suffered
by their pastor," and desiring it to. be
known that he enjoys their fullest confi
dence. The message was signed by G. A.
J. Norman, president of the board of trus
tees, and W. F. Heritage, secretary of the
official board of the Calvary church.
Fixes Final Adjournment.
The conference today voted to adjourn
sine die Monday evening, June 1.
The special order for today was the re
port of the committee on temperance which
was read by Governor Hanly of Indiana.
B. Lee Paggstt of Portland, Ore., followed
with a minority report.
The two reports were in perfect accord
In denouncing the liquor business and In
pledging enmity to all forms of legalized
traffic in Intoxicants. They differed In
their recommendation of methods to be
The majority report endorses specifically
tho anti-saloon league and also advises the
members first to sand against local option
as against a general license law, as a sfep
towards ultimate prohibition. It also ad
vises Its members to vote against candl
dates who are known to be In favor of the
liquor traffic, If the office to which they
aspire comes In direct contact with the
liquor business.
The minority document, which was
signed by twelve members of the temper
ance committee, objects to the specific en
dorsement of the antl-saloon league , and
puts It on a par with other temperance
societies, such as the Women's Christian
Temperance union, Good Templars and
others of that character. It states that
local option has In many cases been used
by the liquor trsfflo to reclaim for Its own
use territory already under prohibition and
maintains that the position taken by the
church sixteen years ago should be re
enacted at this time, as the position de
nounced the party and not the individual
Qaayle Only Six Short.
The deadlock In the election of bishops
continued In the ninth ballot, which resulted
as follqws: Total vote, "V; necessary to
choice, 494; Quayle, 489; Lewis, 4S0; Stunts,
466; Charles W. Smith, 446; Mclntyre, 3S9;
Hughes, 357; Downey, 317; Hlngely, . 186;
Jennings, 157; Goodell, 152; Cooke, 149; Dor
chester, 184; Mason, 133.
The tenth ballot was taken, but It will
not be counted and announced until Mori
Active Preparations Are Beo-nn for
Lamphere'a Trial. oa
This Charge.
LA PORTE, Ind., May 23. Active pre
parations for the trial of Ray Lamphere,
under Indictments forfthe murder of five
persons, were commenced today by both the
state and the defense. Surprise was oc
casioned by the announcement from the
prosecutor's office that In all likelihood
Lamphere would be tried first for the
murder of Andrew Helgeleln, the South
Dakota ranchman. The slate claims that
Its evidence In this esse Is exceptionally
strong. Attorney Worden for the defense
said thla noon that the defense would not
rely entirely upon an alibi to clear Lam
phere of the murder charges, but what the
line of defense would be aside from the
efforts to pTove an alibi was not disclosed.
Friends of Olaf Jenses of Capron, 111.,
have written Sheriff Smutzer that he left
there two years ago with all his money,
about 11.000, to marry a wealthy widow In
Indiana near Chicago and has not been
heard from since, although hs promised to
write as soon as he got located.
Dam Finished This Year.
CASPER. Wyo.. May 23.-(Special.)-Chief
Engineer Baldwin of the government re
clamation service has Just returned from
a trip of Inspection of the great Path
finder dam on the Sweetwater river, south
west of this place. It is announced that
the dam, which will be 210 feet high, one
of the largest In the world, and which will
cost approximately $4,000,000, will ho com
pleted by the close of the present yar.
The huge pile of masonry has been com
pleted to a height of about 1?0 feet and It
Is gradually "thinner" as It Is built
up, so that work will be more rapid from
now on. The cost of the entire project,
which is one of two great enterprises
undertaken by the general givernment In
thla state, the other being the Shorhnne
project In the Big Horn basin, will cost
approximately t9.0O0.Ou0. The system of
canals, diversion dams, storage reservoirs,
etc.. will supply and convey water to about
350,000 acres of tine land In central and
eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska.
Diocese to Be Divided.
ROME. May ZJ.-It Is believed In Vatican
circles that ths Cleveland diocese, rendered
vacant by the recent death ot Bishop
Horstmann, will be divided In two and that
Toledo will be the head of the new diocese.
Monslgnor John Farrelly, spiritual director
of the American college In Rome, and Rev.
J. M. Koudelka, ore of the conau'ter ot
Cleveland diocese, probably will be made
bishops, the former of Cleveland and the
latter at Toledo.
Story of Difference Between Presi
dent nnd Attorney ficncral
Declared I'atrne.
WASHINGTON, May I3.-The White
Hnise today made official denial of a story
thst serious differences arose between the
president and Attorney General Bonaparte
on the question of bringing suit ssalnat
the New York. New Haven & Hartford
railroad, the story going so far as to say
that Mr. Bonaparte had threatened to re
sign. The White House statement, which
goes Into detail. Is corroborated by the
personal statements of cabinet officers.
The statement made public by the presi
dent folkiws:
The story Is a mere Invention There was
no difference whatever between the presi
dent and the "attorney general over ths
New Vork, New Haven & Hartford suit.
Yesterday morning attention was called
from Massachusetts to the fact that the
Massachusetts state court had already
acted against the trolley lines so far as
Massachusetts was concerned and the sug
gestion was accordingly made that the
action should be brought In other states.
Inasmuch as the purpose of tha suit hsd
already been achieved as far aa Massa
chusetts was concerned.
The president put the suggestion before
the attorney general and asked him to
bring it up at the cabinet meeting, which
was then but half an hour off. As a pre
cautionary measure the newspapers that
had announced the bringing of the suit
were asked to hold it up. The matter was
then discussed in the cabinet and It was
decided that the action of the stste court
in Massachusetts would make no difference
In the court procedure snd the newspapets
were at once notified that the announce
ment of the bringing of the suit would
stand. There was no division of opinion In
the cabinet and not the slightest friction
or even discussion of any kind between
any of (he cabinet officer and the presi
dent, or among the officers themselves.
The suit In question was determined on
some three momth ago. The only question
discussed yesterday was as to whether It
should be brought.
Prices Tumble on Over Extension of
Interest nnd Heavy Profit
NEW YORK, May 23. Demoralization
accompanied by unrestrained selling of se
curities caused today's stock market to be
the weakest since , the panic last fall.
Tho professed motive for most of the sell
Ing was the Inference drafcri from th)
government suit ugalnst the New Haven
railroad for violation of the anti-trust
law. i
There has been much speculative buying
of stocks on the stock market gossip that
assurance might be felt of future soften
ing of the rigors of prosecution of tno
railroad corporations and the effect of the
new movement In speculative mind was
dreaded. Moreover the week's action of
the market has demonstrated Its top-heavy
condition from ever-extension of the long
Interest, and the heavy profit-taking al
ready .effected by the conductors of the
All semblance of support disappeared
from the market today. Union Pacific
slumped 6Vt, St. Paul. Southern Pacific, 6
Reading, 4; Illinois Central, 44; Northern
Pacific, 3H; Missouri Pacific and St. Louis
it Southern preferred 3H. and the general
list all the way from 1 to 2 points. Some
feverish rallies showed the eagerness of
bears to tske profits on the short side,
but the closing tone of the market was
Giant Craft Collapses on Trial Trip,
Many Men Falling; to
OAKLAND, Cal.. May 23. The great
Morrel airship, the largest ever con
structed, collapsed on Us trial trip today
when about 300 feet above the ground and
dashed the sixteen occupants of the car
to the earth. None waj killed, but all
were seriously Injured, suffering broken
legs and arms and probable Internal in
juries. It Is believed that several will die.
It was shortly before noon when the
ascension wss made and thousands of pea
pie had gathered to witness the trial. The
giant ship, which was 450 feet long and SS
feet in diameter, a combination aeroplane
and dirigible air craft, driven by six gaso
line engines generating 200-horsepower,
rose successfully from the ground snd
ascended to a height of probably 300 feet.
The car was occupied by sixteen men, who
had become Interested In the Invention ar.d
Who agreed to make the trial trip before
taking stock In It. They were aU resi
dents of Berkeley and Oakland.
Arrangrements Made, hat She Will Not
Bo Oat of Tombs Till
NEW YORK, May 23. That Mae C. Wood,
was committed to The Tombs on a charge
of perjury at the close of her suit against
United States Senator Platt for divorce. Is
not without friends was demonstrated today
when a representative of the American
Suroty company called at the district at
torney's office and asked to be allowed to
furnish ball tor her.
The ball was fixed by Justice O'Gorman
at $5,000. The request was referred to As
sistant District Attorney Minor, but as It
was after 12 oclock the representative of
the surety company was told that Miss
Wood could -not be balled out until Mon
day. He left, saying that he would be
back on Monday. He. refused to say any
thing about who was behind the move to
furnish ball.)
Tell Railway Commission Rates Are
Out of Proportloa to Earnings In
Other Parsalts.
( (From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neh.. May 3. (Special.)
The petitions ot railway employes to the
State Railway commission not to reduce
freight rates has met with a counter move
ment. Fifty petitioners living at Monroe,
half of whom are farmers, today filed a
petition with the commission asking for a
reduction on the ground that charges are
now out of proportion to the earnings of
persons engaged In other pursuits, es
pecially on fuel, farm products and other
ncocsearles, amounting in mny crss to
practical confiscation of a great part of
hard earned products. E. A. Gerrard,
editor and farmer, heads the list.
G. W. Glover Arrested at Deadwood
for Relating to Pat Horse
la Stable.
DEADWOOD. 8. D.. Msy 23 George
Washington Glover, son of Mrs. Msry
Baker G. Eddy, came to town from Lead
last ever.lng. An hour later a policeman
hunted him up and told him to remove his
fractious horse to a livery stable. Glover
declined. An altercation ensued snd the of
ficer placed him under arrest. Glover
spent the remainder of the night In the
One Hundred Omaha Business Men
Will Invade Three States.
"Meet Old Friends and Make New
Ones" is the Slogan.
Armored Outside and Plushed Inside,
Train Will Be a Model.
Commercial Club Members Representing-
Varied Business Interests
Will Court Country Trade
for Market Town.
The trl-state trsde excursion, taking 100
Omaha business men 2.354 miles to "meet
old friends and make new ones," will weigh
anchor promptly at 8 o'clock Sunday even
ing and the special train will pull out from
the Burlington station.
After leaving Omaha the tralr which has
an armored outside and a silk plush in
terior, will tear a great fiery hole through
the darkness, leave the atmosphere chsrged
with steam and cinders and whistle for
McCook, where t will arrive at 7 a. m.
.Monday and begin the missionary work.
From all Indications a large crowd will
bid farewell for a week to the live business
men of Omaha. No others are going. The
party will comprise Just the even hundred
members of the Commercial club, together
with newspaper men, the help, porters,
trainmen and special representatives of the
railroad companies.
Railroad Men In Charge.
For the Burlington, over wnich lines the
party wilt travel from Omaha to Denver
and from Sterling to Bridgeport to Guern
sey, O. L. Dlckeson, assistant superintend
ent of transportation, will make the entire
trip. W. W. Johnsor assistant general
freight agent, also will be on the train, and
C. E. Spens, general freight agent of the
Burlington, will Join the party In Denver,
being delayed one day In Lincoln on ac
count of a railway commission, hearing.
The party Is to be gone one week. It will
visit some of the best towns In the "Omaha
trade empire" and have a good time In
every place, whether there ts anything spe
cial prepared by the citizens or not. Tho
Commercial club trade extension committee
will be In general charge. Dan Fuller Is
the chairman. Commissioner J. M. Guild
will have charge of the train. Mr. Guild
will be assisted In keeping to the schedule
by the division superintendents and road
masters, who will be on the train while
It is running on their divisions. Every
thing promises to run with the regularity
of clockwork.
For convenience the business houses who
have representatives on the trip will have
headquarters In their berths and thu Ne
braska Telephone company Is Installing
telephones which will make It possible to
communicate with members In the party
In any of, the nine cars.
Printing Plant to Be Aboard.
The Omaha Printing company Is Install
ing' a small printing press and anything
which Is really needed will be published
enroute. Louts Bostwlck has a complete
dark room and photograph gallery aboard,
while the Smith-Premier and Oliver Type
writer companies will have "machines"
on the train capable ot doing the work for
the entire party.
Headquarters will be In "The Dawson"
known as car No. 6. Hero Commissioner
Guild will hear kicks and distribute the
daily bulletins.
The first warning which the commis
sioner sent out was "Thla is going to be a
hard trip. Husband your strength and
energy. Save your voice, too. You'll need
all .of them before you get home. Those
retiring lute and those arising early will
piease consider the comfort and wishes of
others snd not disturb them."
The thousand and one things hava been'
arranged. Everything la ready to go with
the train. E W. Pryor, steward of the
Commercial club, will be In charge of meal
tickets, and other things which Commis
sioner Guiid and Dan Fuller need will be
attended y "Buttons" the porter of tha
CummTcial club In full uniform.
Aa the train leaves the station Dimmlck s
band, which will go on the entire trip,
will play "The Girl I , Left , Behind Me"
and other modern and popular music.
Evening at Fort Morgan.
The first evening out will be spent at
Fort Morgan, Colo. Thla Is a change In the
regular schedule. It was announoed that
tho train would arrive In Fort Morgan at
T:30 p. m. Monday and leave at S o'clock.
But at tha urgent request of Fort Morgan
citizens the entire evening will be spent
In the lively Colorado town, .after which,
the train will run through Denver and ar
rive in Boulder at 7:30 Tuesday morning.
The Bee has made arrangements to havo
both morning and evening papers for
warded to a representative on the train,
and they will bo furnished to member
of the party as soon as they can be re
ceived. The arrangement to catch mall la
as follows:
Greeley, Colo., May 24 Closes at Omaha,
May 25, 3:00 p. m.
Denver, Colo., May 17 Closes at Omaha,
May 25, 10:00 p. m.
Sterling. Colo., May 27 Closes at Omaha,
May 26. 1:00 p. in.
Curtis, Neb., May 27 Closes at Omaha,
May 26. 10:(i p. ni.
Casper, Wyo., May So Closes at Omaha,
May 2s, 1:30 p. m.
Crawford, Neb.. May 30 Closes at Omaha,
May 29, lo:00 p. m.
Brasll Pursues Peace Policy.
RIO JANEIRO. May 23-In reply to tho
reports current here lately the relations
between Brazil and the Argentine were
strained, the leader of the government de
clared In the Chamber of Deputies yesten
day that Brazil's relations with all power
were excellent. Brazil was pursuing, a
always, a policy of peace, he said, and the
idea of war was Inconceivable.
Famiae Among Afrleans.
MOM BASS A, British East Africa. May
23. Over 4o."00 deaths have resulted from
the severe famine prevailing In the Usog
province of Uganda. The government la
feeding ftO.O'O of the natives. Crops r a
complete failure and Ura 's a prospect of
much suffering during the next few
Harden Wins la High Court.
LEU'riU. May The supreme court
today set aside the verdict of the lower
coutt under which Mbxlmillcn Harden, tha
Berlin editor, 'vas found guilty of libeling
Count Von Moltke and ordered that the
case be re-trled by the lower court Har
den was chered by the crowd aa he went
to and left th court toem.