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VOL. XXXVII NO. 301.
OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY MORXIXO, JUNE 3, 1903 TEX PAGES.
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BR AS DRAWS WELL
People of Northwestern Part of Stata
Tarn Out in Large Number.
TAVORED BY GOOD WEATHER
Staxta in Work of a Strenuous Day
With a Speech at Bridgeport.
COMMITTEE MISSES THE TRAIN
Goes to Alliance to Greet Him and
Sleep Too Long.
TOURING THE NORTH PLATTE
Speeches Arc Mad at Bayard, M lan
tare, Srott'a BlalT Simbff of
Other rotate Along; tho
SCOTT'S ELtf V". Neb.. June t-With tha
coming of sunshine today William J." Bryan
vil greeted by aotnt of the largest crowda
of hia Nebraska tour. The first speech wss
delivered at Bridgeport, where several hun
dred people from the little town and sur
rounding country gathered for an o'clock
address. The fendgt port band waa on lisnd
In uniform despite the early hour and sere
naded ti.e NeUaskan whin ha appeared on
Mr. Bryan waa Introduced by Chairman
R. r. Scott and apoke for an hour, covering
particularly the financial laaue and taking
occasion incidentally to apeak of hia former
experience In this part of the state.
"I was. once known as the boy orator of
the Platte," he said, "and I am particu
larly Interested In coming to this aectlon
which 1 near the bead water of that river.
When they gave me that name I w-aa anx
ious to learn more of the river and trav
eled through this country along the valley
' of the Ptajie studying Its source, and It
gives me extreme pleasure to get back here
. among the pc-opi with whom I epent many
nappy weeks while making that research-"
Bryan Greets Reception Committee.
j An Incident occurred In connection with
the Bridgeport meeting which provoked Mr.
Bryan to a hearty laugh at the expense
of the arrangements committee. About
twenty members 6f tha committee went to
. ' Alliance, Monday night, to meet Ml train
gnd accompany him to their own town. The
, v -iraln left Alliance at I o'clock this morn
ing, and through a misunderstanding, the
hotel proprietor failed to wake them up.
Mr. Bryan, a member of the committee
who did not retire at all. and a news
paperman, were the only members of the
tarty of twenty-five who caught the train.
Reaching Brdgeport, the train Mopped at
the water tank, but failed tc atop at the
station. The trio were carried a mile past
the station where they were permitted to
slight on the prairie and walk back to
town. The members of the comm'ttee
taught the next train and Mr. Bryan met
theru at the station In their own town.
At Mine tare aa4 Srott'a Blaff.
Leevirt Hi'Ugerort ai 9 o'clock stopa
wire m' t Bayard and Mlnatare, where
yf. r;j (i:f Iron the rear pisiform
i t imiiu-ia.-tic irowda which." bad gathered
at b!i placis. " A Scott's Biuff the recep
tion i i nTi"r. Mm was hearty and her he
vb' d- on lit the principal addresses of
Tl. ti r ""rn Biid;cr,ort to this place
was .!: u;i t!t lat'.e valley and gave
Mr. l.rjan un opportunity to view from
the fra n a feit on of land he owns near
Tusa.i thcttly after 2 o'clock the party
starteil scross tue country In automobiles
for Ki.nt.all. a tlrlve of sixty-five miles.
ALLIANCE. Neb.. June l.-Wtlllam J.
B.-yan'a day began rt Chadron at 7 o'clock
yesterday morning and ended at 11 o'clock
at AUiance. It was the busiest day
he has had since he started cn his Ne
braska trip and Included eight speeches,
four of which were set addresses. Western
Nebraska was visited last night and during
ths forenoon by Intermittent rains, but they
..ld not prevent the people from gathering
large crowda at every point through
which Mr. Bryan's train passed and at one
Vtxare not on tha schedule. Belmont, hia
T-ial train waa backed up after It bad
passed through the town because of the
large crowd which had gathered at the sta
tion. Two speeches were made at Chadron,
.which was the first stop of the day. on
t the city rink and another from an open
lr platform. A remarable feature of this
latter speech was the presence of perhaps
tot) con boys, who had come from the ranga
country for miles around.
The next atop was at Crawford, where
the welcome to the Nebraskan was en
thuslsstie In the extreme. A banquet had
been prepared for the party at which
covers were, laid for eighty guests, half of
whom were women. It was a non-partisan
greeting, democrats and republicans Join
ing alike In the welcome to Nebraska's dis
tinguished citisen. Following the banquet
Mr. Bryan was driven to the fair grounds
pavilion, where he delivered the principal
speech of the day.
Over I.0OO persons were in the atands and
applauded loudly whenever climaxes were
reached In the addreaa. A special train
trouftht the party to Alliance, where an
open a'r address was delivered to the larg
est crowd which has yet greeted the Ne
braskan In hia home state. The sjxe.h
waa delivered from the plana of Judge
Elmore's residence and the crowds filled
the big lawn and the streets for nearly hrUf
. blotk away. Alliance la a railroad town
and Mr. Bo an took up and discusst-d the
rallrvsd situation from the viewpoint of
the errpiojes and patrons.
Trlbato ta James K, Jsats.
While Mr. Bryan was speaking a repre
sentative of the Associated Press handed
him a telrgram telling of the death of Sena
tor James K. J ones. He lead the telegram,
and stopping In the rriddla of his address,
"X have just learned that Senator Jones
of Arkanaae died suddenly lr. Washington.
It ia a sad bit of nwa to announce to a
democratic auditnc. fur Senator Junes was
chairman of the blmelalllat organisation
that carried oa the fig.it in It Ut endej
In our Capturing the Chicago convention,
and it waa because of hia prominence In
that tight lliat I asked that L be made
keAairtnaa of the national camrailie an! to
aim 1 am Indebted for the opportunity to
close tha debate oa the platform and to
make the speech wLlcb I prracme will
stand as tha most effective one 1 ever de
livered As soon as this meeting is over I
shall take occasion te send a message of
1 n.. rr it j rL. atci ..
Iff tttLTIMORE. Md . June l.-Rv. Ir. R
. editor of all the book publications of the
J4eihvdist tCpiacopal church. This action
was taken ai a meeting of tha general
txx'k committee which la snade up of rep
resentatives of ail the gmeral conference
tUaufcu eg ma dtaomiAaUu
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
Wflmdiri Jane) 3, lf.
rz. iff a nns
2 3 4
9 10 11
16 1Z 18
23 24 25
FOR OMAHA. COUNCIL BU FFS AND
VICINITY-Showers and warmer Wednes
day. K'OR NEBRASKA Fhovrers Wednesday;
FOR IOWA Showers Wednesday;
warmer In east and central portlnna.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
10 a. m
11 a. m....
p. m il
p. m....'. TO
p. m W
p. m - S7
Is leading fo rthe people's
rator In Oregon wi'h the
ft otherw ti.e ahead. Faga 1
New York apartment house
fe, the damage being light.
his tour through the
illey rpeaking at Mina
f, Bridgeport, Oeilng and
ateel Is cut by the steel
omr-ete with bar steel
choice " '
republic S" 2
North P.J J
tare, Scot 2"
Price of i "
Balloon Chicago lands at Clear Lake,
S. D., being forced to do so by rain storm.
Conferences at the white house held
over the platform at the next republican
convention. Page 1
Nevada democrats declare for Bryan ail
the time. . Fags 1
Police chiefs are In session at Detroit.
Ruas'ans apply for a hundred million
dollar loan. Fags 1
Congressman Lilley says he was Etupe
fied by the action of the congressional
committee, having been given to under
stand that the feeling of the committee
was different. Fag-s 1
Heavy rain of Monday night caused
washouts on the Wymore division of the
Burilngton road. Fags 1
Report of the weather bureau shows an
excess of rain since April 1. Fags 1
Thomas P. Morgan, who died In the
Masonic borne at Plattsmouth had an ad
venturous career. Fags 3
Lieutenant Evans protects sailors
about to be robbed In music hall and is
arrested. Fags 1
Iowa stands little chance of a showing
In the rnnforence meet Saturday. Fags
Speaker Cannon opens headquarters at
the auditorium hotel, Chicago. Page 1
Report of condition of the Pennsylvania
ro.td shows an Increase in net i-ar::ings
or the year. Fage 1
Three thoutand grain dealers In west
wl.l organise to compete for premiums at I
National Corn show. Fags 10
Rev. Charles W. Savidge buys old Dexter
L. Thomas home and will convert it
Into home for aged. Fags 10
Part of democratic campaign money
secured from Ryan and Sheehan was ued
in Douglas county to help out Borge.
Testifying her divorce suit Mrs. Julia
Montgomery Pratt declares money and
welfare of children were principal con
siderations In her marriage to Col. Pratt
C. W. Brlnnlnger of Grand Island a
elected president of the state league of
local loan and building associations.
Plan of consolidating Knox and Second
Presbyterian churches was taken up at
Presbytery. I Fags I
County grand Jury closes session after
returning Indictments against M. F.
Mt tin and others and making voluminous
report on social and other evils. Fage 3
COXMZRCXAX AKD 1HSUSTKIAI..
Live stock markets. Fage 7
Grain markets. Fage 7
Slocks and bonds. Fage 7
MOYZXXJTTS OF OCZAJT STEAMSHIP.
. A n rn
. Kin ) oil
HHLA1 KLI'HU H.v.rt'Wil
FLl iHING ..
... N. I...K.
frel der Groe
. Prinse Irene.
k. A. virtoria
HAMBi t-J .
K. WMhvl mil
Sable island-President Grant T32 miles
eat of Fanny Hook t 6:30 a. m.; will prob
ably il.uk at U-j a. to. Wednesday.
TWO NEW OCEAN RECORDS
Maarriaala Makes New Mark for
Fastest tVratnarit Passage and
fur Dii'i Nil.
NEW YORK. June -When the big
Cunarder. Mauretama. ewung In at its pier
today it had two more records t its
credit. It had beaten by seven minutes
the bett previous time over the l-ng course,
made by its sister ship, the Lusitanla. and
also had made the bst single day's run
ever made by any ateamahlp. It paiej
Daunts Rock at 4.35 a. m. i-n May 24 at
record treed and maintained the pace
throughout the voyage.
The fastest time of ths voyage was made
in the last day's run. when It reeled off
jS miles In twenty-four hours, a new
record. Its run by days from noon to
coon from Daunts Ro. k to Sandy Hook
were: May a, knots; May a. &1 knjta;
May 1. CO knots; May JL knots; June
L 6 knots and from noon yesterday until
It reached Sindy Hook 207 knots, a ttaC
of :.. '
Kx-Jadao Gees to kan ttaeatla.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cel.. Jure G.
Richie, formerly a Judg of ti.e surrogate
court at Louisville. Ky.. has ben aenteiu-ed
by Judge Ofcdt n of Oakland to sprn.1 eifti
teen niocthe in the pt-nitentlary at ean
Queotln. Ruhie beard the sentence with
bowed head He had confessed having
passed a f.ctitiuus check.
Johaaon geateaeed to Maaaj.
CLARKSBURG. W. Vs . Jura I -Frank
Johnton, a n-gro who killed a fnarned
woman because she refused to elope with
him and then barricaded himself in a barn,
wounding two members of a posse whom
be defied for two days, was saatoncotl to
day to bo baoged July U,
i . i
CLOSE CONTEST IN OREGON
Early Fignres Remain Unchanged
and Chamberlain Leads.
OFFICIAL RETURNS ARE NEEDED
neeali at Election . Will Deterraiae
Whether Seaatsr Shall la Ef
fect Be ay Popolar
PORTLAND. Ore.. June !. Returns from
Multnomah county from forty-seven pre
cincts complete out of 114 give Chamber
lain, democrat, a lead of 10J votes over
Cake, republican, for United States sens
tor. The returns from outside counties are
coming In very slowly, but In the majority
of them Chamberlain seemed to be well In
the lead. Complete returns hare not been
received from any one county. Judging
by the returns at this hour Chamberlain
will carry Mnrinomsh county by about 0.
I; looks as if he would have a very slight
lead In the country, but it is Impossible to
forecast the result outside of Multnomah
Prohibition was a hard fought Issue In
twenty-seven counties and the Indications
sre that large majority of the counties
Single tax has been beaten.
Woman auffrage has rrobably been
defeated. No estimate can be made at this
time on other Initiative and referendum
BERGE WANTS TO BE "SHOWN"
Ihlaks There la Soma Mistake A boat
Money Bel a a- 9 pent for His
LINCOLN. June 1. Special Telegram.)
Mayor Dahlrran has another gruess coming
on that SlS.ono sent to Nebraska during the
I904 campaign. In The Dally Bee the mayor
said he spent it In the interests of the
candidacy of George W. Berge for gov
ernor. If he did Mr. Berge did not know
it and It is the opinion of Berge's friends
that the results hardly Justified the ex
penditure. Mr. Berge had this to say about
the mayor's statement:
"What I saw In the papers tonight Is
the first Intimation I ever had that the
national committee put any money into the
Nebraska campaign In 1H when I was a
candidate for governor.
"Personally I paid my own e.Tr.enecs out
of my own pocket and received not one
cent from the national committee or any
NEW YORK, June 1. Mr. Thomaa F.
Ryan. In an interview today, declined to
discuss the report that he had contributed
to the Nebraska campaign fund to elect
William J. Bryan as United States senator
In 1?04. He said he was not going to the
democratic national convention In Denver,
nor should he be in that city at the time
of the convention,
LINCOLN. June 1 (Special.) Another
link in the chain to which was attached
that JI5.''0 sent to Nebraska, and accord
ing to Mayor Dahlman used to assist G.
W. Berge In his csndldacy for governor
In A, is the fact that Sunday night, Tom
Allen, democratic chairman In 19 nd
now, who turned the trick and made the
trip to get the money, received a telephone
call from Omaha. A very -urgent telephone
call, It waa. and the town waa sesrehed to
get the chairmen to the telephone. Whether
It was after Mayor Dahlman gave out his
statement or before is not of course known
or whether It was from Mayor Dahlman
telling what he had given to the press Is
not known so far ss the public Is con
cerned. But he got the huriy up telephone
call and messengers were sent all over
town to locate the brother-ln-law.
Considerable Interest attaches to ths re
turn of Mr. Brysn tomorrow night and
In what he has to say regarding the mat
ter. Mr. Bryan said If any of the money
came from Ryan he would pay him b-uk.
RUSSIANS WANT MORE MONEY
New Hundred Mllllea Loan Will Be
Floated for the Benefit of
ST. PETEP.SBURG. June I Finance
Minister Kokovaoff has sent a letter to the
cabinet proposing the Immediate Issue of
an Internal loan of rinvoivv'yirt to be applied
as follows: Ijn.OOO.ooo to the deficit In the
budget for 13nS; IS.VK),oi to famine relief,
and tm.onn.floo to the ministers of wsr snd
marine, principally for the augmentation of
munltiona of war and military stores. The
issue of this new loan, the minister says.
Is advisable before the ratification of the
budset which provides for a number of
large credits to be Immediately available
and which threaten to deplete the treasury
stock of cssh.
The approval of the Duma would have to
The recent reduction In the rate of dis
count shows that money la fairly plentiful
The arguments brought forward by M
Kokovsoff are strengthened by the showing
of the stock market. Government eecurltiei
have risen steadily for several months past
and are now higher than they have been
since the war.
The loan will bear Interest at the rate of
5 per cent a year and It probably will b
floated by a bank syndicate. The savings
banks will take about t3S.ono.0in.
Da a lab Steamer Ashore.
PLITH. England. June t The Danish
steamer Louibanla. from Stettin for Bos
ton, went sshore In 8ealon Sluice last night
during a thick fog.
Date of Users'! lllaess,
MADRID, June 2. The Official Gaiette
announced today that the accouchement
of Queen Victoria ia expected the end of
GOOD TEMPLARS' CONVENTION
Eight Days' geaaloa of Iateraatloaal
Order Coareaee at Capi
WASHINGTON, June t The Interna
tional Order of Good Templars convened
in triennial session here today. Delegates
from all parts of the world are In attend-
! ance upon the meeting, which will con
tinue for eight days.
Edward Wavrlnskl. International chief
templar and a member of the Swedish
Parliament. Is one of the Interesting fig
ures In attendance. Thla morning's session
was oocupled with the reading of the re
port of the committee on credentials and
the conferring of the international supreme
lodge degree upon members. A feature of
the sessions will be a reception tendered
to the delegstes by President Roosevelt at
the White House during the week.
WASHINGTON. June 2. The subcommit
tee of the new currency commission, which
organised hero just after the adjournment
of congress, will bold its next meeting la
New fork Clgr Thursday, Juno L
BALLOON LANDS IN DAKOTA j
Aeroaaats Tried for Use Dlataare
Record aad Oesread la
ST. LOVIS. June 1 Mrs. C. S. Bum
baugh. wife of the balloon pilot, received a
telegram today saying that her husband.
Charles Coey and Charles Lelchlitor of
Chicago, who ascended from Qulncy, 111.,
In the ballocn Chicago Monday evening,
had landed In Clear Lnke. B. D.
It is estimated that the balloon traveled
M miles. Owing to the factsthat the tele
gram omlta the time of landing the actual
time in the air cannot be stated. Calculat
ing that the balloon waa In the air at least
fourteen hours it covered more . distance
in lees time than the swiftest riight of any
of the nine balloons that contested In the
international balloon race starting from
here last October.
In the International race the Pommern.
the winner, actually traveled f0 miles tu
3S 55 hours, averaging 'wenty-two miles an
If the Chicago covered the MI miles In
fourteen hours the sverage speed was aboui
twenty-five, mlks an hour.
In the International race the best tlmi
was made by the talloon United States,
which covered 641 miles In 25:10 liours, an
average of twenty-five miles sn hour.
QL1NCY, 111.. June I The balloon Chi
cago, with Charles A. Coey, owner; Cap
tain C. L. Bumbaugh and Charles Lelch
Idler in the basket. Is believed now to be
somewhere In Nebraska. The last rfport
from the balloon reached here last nigh'
from Queen City, Mo., where the aeronauts
dropped a message. The balloon had then
traveled about ninety-three miles, waa at
an- altitude of about 1.000 feet an! waa
going along at fifteen miles an hour. All
the occupants of the basket were in good
The balloon left here yesterday aftrnoan,
hopeful of breaking the Lahm cjp and Ben
nett cup endurance and long-distance rec
ords. CLEAR LAKE, S. P., June 3. The b'g
balloon, Chicago, which left Qulncy. 111.,
at t o'clock last night, ran Into a havy
rainstorm and dropped to earth at a point
six miles southwest of Clear Lake t S v
m. today. No one was hurt and the bal
loon was not particularly damaged. It
will be shipped to Chicago tomorrow. In
the balloon were'Charles E. Coey of Chi
cago, Captain G. L. Bumbaugh and Charles
H. Leichleiter. Before landing the balloon
waa last spoken at Klrksville, Mo. It was
In the air eleven hours snd made an aver
age speed of seventy-five miles an hour.
Fifteen hundred feet of the drop to the
earth was made in one minute.
ENOUGH RAIN AND TO SPARE
Excess of Preolpltatloa ia Majority
of C'oaatlea la Nebraska
LINCOLN. June 1 Special.) Ths weekly
weather bulletin for the week ending June
1 la aa follows: The week was cool and
cloudy, with an excess of rain in moat
parts of the state.
The daily mean temperature was between
60 degrees and 64 degrees in the eastern
and southern counties, which Is two to
three degrees below ths normal. But In the
northwestern counties It waa about 56 de
grees, which is six degrees below the nor
mal. Tuesday was rbf Jvamiest day. 'with
a maximum temperature-' quite generally
about M degrees. Friday and Saturday
mornings were the coldest, with minimum
temperatures about 60 degrees In the east
ern sections and five to ten degrees colder
in the western.
In most of the state the rainfall was above
normal. It exceeded an Inch In most of
the northern and eastern counties and In
several southeastern counties ranged from
2 to nearly 4 Inches. In some central and
southwestern counties the rainfall was less
than half an Inch. The total rainfall from
April 1 to dale averages slightly above
normal in the eastern counties, while In
the central and southwestern It averages
about &5 per cent of the normal.
G. A. LOVE LAND.
Section Director, Lincoln, Neb.
IOWA-NEBRASKA COAL MEN
Tenth Anaaal Convention Will Be
Held la- Waterloo Middle
MARSH ALLTOWN, Ia.. June 1 Special.)
The programs for the tenth annual con
vention of the Coal Dealers' association
of, Iowa and Nebraska, which Is to be held
In Waterloo, June 17 and IS, were sent out
today by Secretary H. L. Laird of thla city.
The convention will op-en at 9.30 on the first
day with a reception by Waterloo dealers.
R. A. Doty, mayor of Waterloo, will de
liver the address of welcome. The com
mittee reports and the election of officer
will be held on the morr-4ng of the second
day. On the morning of the same day,
C. H. Chisam of Council Bluffs, will deliver
an address on "The Retailer's View of As
sociation work." Others who will speak
are G. H. Merryweatner of Chicago; L. W.
McKnown of Davenport and Judge G. W.
Burham of this city. In the evening their
will be a parade of Kokoals. followed by an
initiation and banquet
The officers of the ussociation are: Presi
dent George Gregory'. Marshalltown; Vice
President H. T. Foltom, Lincoln, ."eb.;
Secretary H. L. Laird. Marshalltown;
Executive Committee M. A. Moore. LeMars;
H. V. Peck. Wail Lake; W. J. White.
Plattsmouth. Neb.; C. H. CMsam. Council
Bluffs and O. A. Tuttle, Greenfield. Ia.
WATERWAYS AS BOUNDARIES
Amerlraa aad Canadlaa Seetloas of'
CoaaailaBloa Hold Important
BUFFALO. X. V., June 2 The Ameri
can and Canadian sections of t..s Interna
tional Waterways commission began an
Important Joint session here today.
"The meeting waa called," s;id George
Clinton, one of the three members of ths
American selection, "to consider the la Ing
out of the boundaries which run through
the Great Lakes and the connect'ng rivers
and channels from the joint of Intersect! n
of the International boundary line with the
St. Lawrence river to HJgeon river. This
work comes under Lie terma of the new
treaty which calls for a revision cf the
boundary line between the United States
PENNSYLVANIA HAS INCREASE
Net Earnings of System Show Mll
lloa ad a Qaarter
PITTSBURG. Pa,, june 2. The annual
meeting of stockholders of the Pennsyl
vania company as veld here today. The
old board of directors was r cle. ttU
The report for ISO' showed: Gru-, earn
trigs. Ssl.3SI.432. r tr.ci4over !.") of
5.JOA2. operating expenses. 14,'JS3,JS, 1
an Increase of $4.G46.00u; net earning
from opera-Unf 114.401. Sua. Sacra SI,-
PLANKS IN TflE PLATFORM
Advanced Ground on Tariff and Con
trol of Trusts.
COXFERE77CES AT WHITE HOUSE
Addltloaal Meetlasrs Teday, Opinion
of Secretary Taft Being sought
aa to Makeast of tha
CINCINNATI. O.. June l-The planks to
be presented for the repuhlican national
convention at Chicago as decided cn at
various conferences at the White House
are given in a Washington special to the
Times-Star ss follows:
The Chicago platform will take ad
vanced ground on the tariff, on control of
the trusts, on the amending of the Sher
man law. on the currency and upon the
question of limiting the power of Injunc
tions. It will stand squarely In other re
gards on the policies which have been the
success of the Roosevelt administration.
In the rough It will be drafted by Wade
Ellis, attorney general of Ohio, who will
retire to Virginia Beach for that purpose
"Such were among the decisions reached
at a White House conference last night.
There have been erroneous reports as to
the Identity of those who attended that
conference, destined to be a historical one.
The accurate list Is ss follows:
"President Roosevelt. Secretsry Taft.
Secretary of the Interior Garfield. Attor
ney General Wade Ellis of Ohio, Senator
Long of Kansas. Senator Hopkins of Illi
nois. Frsnk B. Kellogg, national commit
teeman from Minnesota; Congressman
Longworth of Cincinnati and William
Loeb, secretary to the president. '
"There were additional conferences to
day. Attorney General Ellis being again
closeted with Secretary Taft. Other con
ferences are to follow.-
"At last night's White Houta meeting the
entire subject was discussed. The topics
most exhaustively considered were the
tariff, the trusts, control of the railroads,
currency, the conservation of natural re
sources. Improvement of waterways. Cuba.
Porto Rico, the Philippines and the
Panama canal. The order In which thete
topics sre to be presented to the convention
was tentatively agreed upon, subject, of
course, to the spproval of the revolutions
committee of the convention.
"Attorney General Ellis presented t
plank providing for an amendment to the
Sherman law, under the provisions of which
harmless agreements among mercantile as
sociations which seek ' not to create
monopolies or to fix and control prices,
nels of trade will be allowed. Such a
nels of trade will be Billowed. Such a
provision would also exempt hsrmless acts
of labor organisations.
WEEK OF FIGHT IN DAKOTA
Stalwarts aad Iaaarseats Tryiag Hard
ta Wla Mate far Their
SIOUX FALLS. 8. D-, June !. Special.)
With only a week Intervening until the
primaries on Tuesday of next week, the
thnitrgent and stalwart republican factions
are taking advantage of every moment to
strengthen their cause snd ensure a victory
at the polls next week.
The Insurgents are entering the last days
of the present hot campaign with a confi
dent air and do not hesitate to declare that
they will sweep the Mate by a majority
of at least 30.000 over their stslwart op
ponents. Some of the more enthusiastic
Insurgents say the majority may reach as
much as ao.oiA
The stalwarts are carrying on their fight
with a grim determination to win if It Is
possible to do so and they are working as
they never worked before to roll up a ma
jority for Senator Klttredge and the stal
wart state and congressional ticket. Not
since the campaign of has there been
such a hot fight In South Dakota. In that
j campaign the republicans were aolidly ar
rayed against tne democrats and populists,
who effected a fusion, but In the present
campaign the republican party Is grrayed
against Itself and the factlonlsts are fight
ing each other with a fury never exhibited
by them In the contests of past years with
the democratic and populist fusiontsta.
New Creamery at Enaery.
SIOUX FALLS. 8. D., June 2. Special )
A new creamery has been completed at
Emery, and this week the institution was
placed In operation. The plant will be in
charge of H. C. Bchultx. late of Garner,
Ia., who was Induced to go to the Emery
arul give the creamery and the stockholders
the benefit of his many years' experience
In the creamery business. That the new
creamery will become an Important factor
In the prosperity of the farmers of that
vicinitv and the business men of Emery is
j assured. The farmers have . promised it
Crog Coadltloas Excellent.
MITCHELL, 8. V.. June 2 (Special.)
The crop conditions In this county show
an Improvement right slong. Mot w ith
standing the heavy rains of the past three
weeks, the precipltstion of which smounted
to toi inches, an exceptionally large
amount for this section. Corn ground is
under water to some extent, but It is be
lieved that the rains will yield a better
crop than without the presence of so much
moisture. Farmers in general feel very
much encouraged over the situation.
Fire Department Equipped.
MITCHELL, 8. D., June 2 (Special. )
The city council la putting Its fire depart
ment .In fine shape to handle fires here
afier. A chemical wagon and team of
horses have been purchaaed and the de
partment house Is being equipped with
necessary paraphernaHa that will enable
the chemical wagon to be gotten' out In a
mlnute'a time- Over 12,500 will, be ex
pended to equip it.
. Game Wardens to Get Baay.
8IOUX FALLS. 6. D . June 2. (Special )
Fish and game wardens In a number of the
counties of South Dakota are preparing to
make cu example cf a number of persons,
who tie daily violating the state laws by
fishm? for bass and other protected fish
and tther selling them or shipping them
cut cf the state. This Is a clear violation
of the state law.
EVANS PROTECTS HIS SAILORS
laterferes In Their Behalf la Maale
Hall and Is Arretted nnd
SAN FPANCISCO. June I. For Inter
fering to prevent two sailors of his ship
the Louisiana, from being robbed In a
music ball last, night. Lieutenant Evans
was arrested by the police and . laTen
to the central station. He was releiMd
on bis own recognisance and upon ap
pearing in court today waa discharged
MORGAN'S ADVENTUROUS LIFE
Nebraska Who Died at riattaaaoath
Had Varied Experiences
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb.. June I
t Special Thomas P. Morgan, who died
at the Masonic home at Plattsmouth and
was token to Palmyra for burial, has sn
Interesting history. He was born st Usk.
Momouthshlre. Wsles, on November 1, 1S3
He was an Eton graduate and a classmate
of the late Prime Minister Salisbury, and
studied music In Berlin. Germany and St
Shortly after leaving college he entered
the British navy and had many narrow
escapes, being once run through with a
saber and left on the field of battle for
dead. He recovered, went to Russia as a
spy for the English government and was
In the Crimean war and there retelved two
medals for bravery, one f r untangling his
regiment from a tight place in which the
enemy placed them, snd snother for carry
ing Ms wounded general from the field of
battle across the firing line. He was once
a messenger from the English ruler to the
pope and his widow still retains some of
the Ivory figures, which the pope presented
him and his commission. He wss In India
with a war vessel and was In charge of
the blockade running vessel In another
Mr. Morgan tired of military life and
coming to this country, met and married
his wife In New York Ciy. who had
crossed the ocean to be with him, she being
of royal blood. He Induced a large num
ber of English families to come to this
country and they settled near Palmyra and
Unadllla. He was elected to a number of
minor offices and In was elected county
Judge of this county and held that posi
tion several years. After serving his term
In office he established the Palmyra Items
and for many years was Its publisher and
was also the publisher of the Syracuse
Herald for a number of years. He was
highly educated and a fine musician and
wrote a large amount of music, which was
published. In a large number of Catholic
churches of this country', ss Well as for
eign countries, his masses are sung.
CUT PRICE OF BARREL STEEL
Fonr Dollars Ton Taken Off ta Meet
Action of Bar teel Maa-
CLEVELAND. June t A cut of 14 In
barrel steel went Into effect today. A
rumor that such a cut was authorised at
a meeting of the committee of the bar steel
manufacturers In New York vesterday
was confirmed by John R. Scott, manager
of the Carnegie Steel company here todny.
The new price goes Into effect st once,
but will affect only manufscturer's stock.
The cut is based upon the Pittsburg rate
of 1.60 per 100 pounds. The new price Is
SI. 40 per 100 pounds. )
In view of the action of the steel Inter
eata It is , considered hers that the bar
iron manufacturers also may make a re
duction. Bar Iron Is now selling at $30 a
The reduction authorised by the commit
tee ' represents mainly the United States
Steel corporation and was made to meet
the competition of the bar Iron manufac
turers. NEW YORK, June 2. Concerning the re
ported cut In the price of ateel bars at
Cleveland. Judge Gary, chairman of the
United States Steel corporation, made the
"Some of the smaller manufacturers of
steel bars who hnve not been In consulta
tion with the larger manufacturers have
for some time been selling steel bars st
about $L40 to meet the Iron bar competition
and some of the larger manufacturers have
reached the decision that they will meet
conditions whenever offered. This conforms
to the views of the steel bar business. It
will not affect prices generally nor In
terfere with the movement In favor of
the stability of business conditions.
ALL UP IN THEAIR IN IOWA
Claims Are Coanlctlnsr, Each lde Be
tas Confident of Decisive
DES MOINES. Ia., June 2. Iowa's pri
mary law'has Its first trial today. In its
outcome Is Involved the question of who
shall be the republican senator in the
United States congress from this state to
succeed Willlsm B. Allison. There also is
Involved the nomination of candidates for
dosen state offices, for electors, for con
gress, for legislative, county and township
Both sides of the senatorial contest claim
victory. The Cummins claims sre more
expensive than the Allison claims. Whlie
the Cummins forces Insist thst the ma
jority ef the governor will not be less than
25,000, the management of the Allison cam
paign places the majority claimed for him
at about 19 ''. Some Cummins enthusiasts
claim he will have sjOO and some of the
Allison enthusiasts claim he will have Jl.-JO".
Each of the three candidates for the re
publican nomination for governor is san
guine of the outcome of the primary.
It la not anticipated by republicans that
sny of the nominations will have to be
made by the convention. There are three
candidates for governor, three for lieuten
ant governor and three for state railroad
NEVADA ALWAYS FOR E"VN
Democrats' National Delraatea to
ote for Him First, Last
aad All Time.
CARSON. Nev., June 2 After a session
lasting until after midnight the democratic
state convention last night adopted a plat
form which Instructs delegates to the na
tional convention at Denver to vote fur
William J. Bryan for the presidential nom
ination first, last and all the time.
The platform also indorsed the adminis
tration of Governor Sparks and denounced
the Aldrlch-Vreeland law. Theodore A.
Bell cf California was indorsed for chair
man of the national convention. The fol
lowing were elected delegates to the Den
United States Ef-nator Francis C. New
lands. Governor D. S IH kersc-n, Ed C.
Clark, John 8underlaml, Jr.. Charles
Evans and Ole Elliott.
PCLICE CHIEFS AT DETROIT
Annaal Meellaa- of National Asaocla
tlon Is Basy Over Crlmlaal
DETROIT, Mich.. June 2. More than 101
police officials gathered In Detroit today
for th opening of th fifteenth annual con
vention of the International Association uf
Chiefs of Police, which will continue until
Saturday. The problems of the anarchist
and ths Black Hand society will be brought
up at the sessions of the convene ...n and
an effort will be made to have the asso
ciation endorse a pian 10 have the ird.ral
government take charge of the national
bureau of Identification. The bureau at
Washington now ta supported by contribu
tions from about seventy citiea
FLOODS IS J10CTALY
Through Traffic Over Northern Paciflo
BIO BREAKS E5 THE TRACK
Extensive Damage Reported Along"
New line of St. Paul.
HIGH WATER AT ST. LOUIS
Mississippi River Within Four Inches
of Danger Line.
HEAVY FLOODS IN KANSAS
Verdlatrls River la Rlalnat Rapidly aad
Three Miles of MUaoarl Parlflc
Track Are I arter
ST. PAUL, Minn . June 2. Through traffk
over the Northern Pacific is suspended and
ats least four westbound Northern Pacific
trains with their passengers are tied up
at Billings. Mont., awaiting repairs on the
track between that point and Butte, ac
cording to reports received at the general
offices of the road today.
At two different points on the Boseman
mountains heavy rains have caused serious
washouts. In one place the track Is torn up
for a distance of loo feet and In another
for about eighty feet.
Crews of men hsve been rushed to the
scene of the trouble snd repair work Is In
progress, and It Is expected that the line
will again be open to traffic by Thursday
Meantime the eastbound trains are being
dctoured by the way of u.- Creat Northern
and are coming in considerably behind time.
The last train to get through left here on
It Is estimated that considerable damage
has been done to the roadbed of the new
Chicago, Milwaukee. c 8t. Paul in Montana
by the heavy rains and floods.
Hich Water at St. Loots.
ST. LOUtS, June 2. Apprehensive lest tha
Mississippi river, which tonight registers
28.4 feet, a rise of .8 feet In twenty-four
hours, and Is within .4 feet of the flood
stage, will leave Its banks, many families
living In the lower portions of Esst St.
Louis are abandoning their homes. A dosen
blocks In East St. Louis sre already 'r
roundrd by water and a further rise of
three feet would do considerable damage.
Rain has been falling Intermittently over
thla section of the country today and the
Missouri and Illinois livers are reported
Below East Et. Louis the Mississippi is
going over Its banks, but beyond flooding
farm lands no serious damage has been
Floods Agala In Kansaa.
INDEPENDENCE. Kan., June 2 The
heaviest rain of the season fell her today.
The Verdigris river Is rising at the rsta
of twenty-eight Inches an hour and Is al
most certain to go cut of Its h-nks. caus
ing heavy damage. A! -eady a part of the .
low lying western section of the city is
submerged and a number of families have
been forced to move. The Missouri Pa
cific tracks nesr Caney sre under water
for about tiiree miles. ' Trsins on the road
ere being held here until the bridges can
Three Drown at Mason City.
MASON CITY. Ia., June I. Three men
were drowned In this vicinity yesterday,
one. B. W. Norton, while trying to swim
Lime river on a horse, snd two. Edward
and William Maurer, while performing tha
old stunt of rocking the boat.
Waahonts In Nebraska.
LINCOLN, Neb.. June 2. Several wash
outs were reported on the Wymor divi
sion of the Burlington today. The Mla
souri Psciflc railway also encountered
trouble. More than two Inches of rain
fell In southeastern Nebraska last night.
LILLEY SAYS HE'S SURPRISED
Claims Committee at Oae Time Soaght
to Compromise ftabsnarlaa
WATER Et'RT, Conn.. June 1 Congress
man George L. Lilley, whose resolution and
charges In connection with the so-called
submarine boat scsndsl resulted last week
In a severe scoring of the congressman by
the Boutell lm-estif atlng committee, today
gave out a statement on the subject. In
corporated In the statement are letters
which declare that two weeks befor th
repcrt of the con.mlttee ..-denouncing Mr.
Lilley was made, Mr. Boutll expressed
admiration for Lilley and endeavored to
effect an agreement whereby tha matter
under Investigation by the committee might
be compromised. The letter In which this
allegation is made is signed "E. W. Reisln-
ger, M. v.. ana was anaressea to ir,
Lilley after the doctor had called upon Mr.
rtoutell to explain that Congressman Wi
ley's physical ccnoltlon necessitated his
leaving the city. The letter adds thst when
the proposition of a compromise was car
lied to Mr. Lilley by Dr. E. W. Reisinger,
the congressman replied that he would
rather die than withdraw the charge
which he knew were honest.
QUIETUS ON JN30SEVELT MEN
Presldeat Has lareeeded la Stopplasr
VlraTtnla Delegates from
WASHINGTON. June 2. Because Presi
dent Roosevelt's latest declaration "that
no friend of mine" will continue efforts
tc renominate the president, was writtten
to one of the West Virginia delegates to
the Chicago convention for the speclfio
purpose of heading off what appeared to
I a united effort amone; certain dole
gut.rs from mat state to icvlve the Roosa
velt sentiment, the general publication of
I the Utter Is r-gard:-d as r.ot expedient or
desirable. M -re than Ih.i. the president a
frlendr. echmng his sentiments, say that
the president has expreseed himself to the
country on this subject in terms which
admit cf no ur.certainty. For this reason ,
It is explaired that 1.0 publicity will be
given to the letter to the president's per
sonal fr.er.ds In We ,t V rgin a. That th n !-
five has acctunplitlied the p. irrn.se fur
which it was written is said to be the fact.
CANNON OPENS HEADQUARTERS
speaker Will Be In Readiaeas for Del
egates b Lra 1 hey Heat h
CHICAGO. Jjne Political he.Jquar
ter f'T Joseph G. t'br.ri-jn wr opened
today in tte Audit-irlim hotel by John
Eveismar.. acting for Congressman Wil
liam B McK) uley. of Charr.paign, IU who
will arrive later to tak ciuu
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