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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 2.
THE OMAHA CCC
CATHOLICS IN ARMS
Iriihmen in England Resent Attitude
of Um Clergy.
JEALOUS OF POLITICAL RIGHTS
Ordered to VoU for Anti-Home Rale
MANCHESTER IRISHMEN REBEL
United Irish League Takei Stand at
DOOM OF THE WAKE IS SOUNDED
Bi.ihop of Klllulloe Say Dlsaracefel
Or sic !Hat ( TtiT.
ellng linker to Be
DUBLIN. June 27.-Speelal.)-Serious dif
ferences have arisen In England between
the English Roman Catholic clergy and the
Irish party which threaten If they are not
settled to weaker, and divide the Irish vote
In many British constituencies. A firm
stand ajtalnat clerical Interference In mat
ters that- are purely political has been
taken by the United Irish league of Great
Britain and all patriotic Irishmerfare hop
ing that the clergymen will see the strength
and Justice of this position ar.d yield grace
fully. The trouble arose over the .recent by,
rlectlons at Manchesier and Dundee, when
the Irish political leaders advised the Irieh
voters In these constituencies to support the
liberal candidate, who was pledged to home
rule, while the English Catholic bishops
Silv sod their parishlorrr who were largely
the same Irish voters to support the Tory
candidate because he waa pledged against
any Interference with the clerical, control
of the Catholic and Anglican srhool. All
attempts at compromise faciei and In both
constituencies the vote was hopelessly di
The fact Is that the English Roman Cath-
c.llcs, Instead of sympathising, as one would
expect them to do, with the aspirations of
their co-rellglonlsts in Ireland, have always
he n the m at bigoted unionists and enemies
nf the Irish cause. They are Tories to
man and they seem ready to swallow all
the libels on Ireland and their religion,
which are spread broadcast by the rapidly
dwindling carrion crow brigade from the
small orange Corner of L'lste,
Notice to Enarllah Bishops.
Their control, however, over the Irish
Catholics in Enpland seems to be at an
end. At the recent convention of the Unltrd
Irish league of Great Britain Councillor D.
Boyle of Manchester served notice on the
t'nrll h hi. hops en behalf of the Ir'sh Ca'h
ollcs of Manchester that while they were
prepared to follow the clergy In all matt?ia
cf talth and morals they declined to be
guided by them In political affairs. So far
no expression of opinion has been given
on the situation by any of the Irish blsh
. ops or o.'eigy snd perhaps It Is pot fair to
xpect any. Tre situation Is an embar
rasslnv one for them, at, of course, they
are nationalists to a man, -
Tho famous Irish Institution, the wake !
and the traveling tinker, are threatened
with extinction, the first by a bishop and
the latteV hy the police. The bishop of
KlllaJlo.tMia issued to his diocese a letter j
denouncing In strong terms the "scandalous
orgies which sometimes take place at
wskfS" and practically ordering their abo-
lltlon. He directs (hst In future when it
comes to the ki.wledgo of the parish
priest that drink waa distributed at a waka
he shall not be allowed to attend the fuj
reral or to read the service for the dead.
He will also be forbidden to offer up mass
for the deceased or to ask for the praysrs
of the faithful for his soul. Parishioners
will In future be obliged to bring the
bodies of their dead to tha church the day
before the funeral so that there will be no
opportunity for the orgies which have so
often disgraced the last night of tha wake,
"I could never understand," says the
bishop, "how our Irish people could carry
on "such reprehensible practices. Involving
Insult to the dead and degradation to them
selves." The Traveling; inker.
Against the traveling tinker a crusade
has been undertaken by the police. Th
traveling tinker 1 Ilk Uta gypsy in hla lov
of wandering, but hi manner of wandr
, Ing I ev.n less comfortable than the gyp
sies. Usually he la the possessor of a ram
shackle cart, a decrepld monkey, anything
up to a dosen children and a wife. With
this outfit he travela th country, sleep
ing In the fields or by th rcadald with
hi family, and. It t alleged, feeding hi. Agriculture Wilson, after hearing repre
family by raiding the farmer' hen roosts r i,m..rt. . ,
and turnip fields. There have been cases
of highway robbery, too, traced to th trav
eling tinker, but the ttronget Indlotment
against him is th evil Influence of hi
manner nf life on hi children, who are
t reined to beg and often to steal, in addi
tion to which they very often suffer phy
sically from exposure. Order have been
Issued to the country police to arrest them
at sight under the vagrancy act. and to
do ail In their power to drive the tinker
oft trie road.
Another Irish Institution which has been
threatened, but which Ilk mny threat
ened things live long. 1 cock-fighting.
Th police do their best to suppress It, but
In spite of all their effort th big main
are always "pulled off" without ny hitch.
Cork Flghtlaar Doomed.
Th last event of thl kind occurred a
. few day ago on one of th Island In Louch
Erne. It waa an lnter-county main be
tween th champion bird tt counties Cavan,
Monaghan and Fermanagh. The principals
and the spectators assembled on th banks
of the Lough and carefully collected every
boat within several mile. They then rewed
.out to th island and fastened and locked
th boat so that when th police arrived
on the banks of the Lough they found no
(mean of reaching the. Island, where sev
eral thousand spectator wer enjoying
th sport. Finally a pollc sergeant swam
M teeth and uocded In cutting th chain
out to th Island with a pair of pilar In
hi teeth and succeeded in tutting, the
chain of one of the boats unobserved, and
getting it aero to th mainland. Half a
i losen roltormeo started for th Island In
thia boat, but when they wer hair way
serosa they were noticed nd half a dosen
bat ru out to meet them. Th pollc
beat waa overturned and th constable
had to wlrn for It. but they lsnded on
the Island and broke up th main. Th
cock-fighter, ho ever, seised all the boat
again ipd leaving the pollc on th island
row 'txnother Island near perryhoo
where they finished the main In comfort.
Th thortag of meat In America la mak
ing luelf felt In Ireland and It la year
lnce there ha been such a boom as th
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SUMMARY OF THE BEE
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FOR OMAHA, COUNCIL BLUFFS AND
VICINITY Fair and cooler Sunday.
FOR NEBRASKA Generally fair and
FOR low A Increasing cloudiness with
showers Funday; cooler Sunday.
Temterature at Omaha yesterday:
- .u. am. i, sag Hour. t'eir,
Theodore A. Bell of Caifornla 'a
chosen temporary chairman of the demo
cratic national convention yetterday after
Prohibition was the main Issue In the
primaries held Saturday In Tennessee.
Distilleries are running to their full ca
pacity before the time of branding actual
contents of packages comes, Legal pro
ceedings have been begun to test the rul
ing of the revenue department X. F" 1
Congressman James S. Sherman Is re
covering rapidly and hopes to return to
Utlca by the latter part of the week.
I, Page 1
Flood stage of the Mississippi river is
slowly passing St Louis. X, Pag 1
Few details of the uprising In Mexico
have been received at the State depart
ment at Washington. X. Pag 1
Secretary Teft. with General Wright,
held a conference with President Roose
velt at Oyster Bay, after which Mr. Taft
hurried to Washington. X, Page 1
Many persons visit the grave of Grover
Cleveland. I, Par 1
Detroit police believe they are on tha
track of Mrs. Bella Gunness. X, Pag 1
Allegations made that a bargain verdict
was reached In the land fraud trial at
Washington. X, Pag I
Mis. Helen Sundean of Lincoln, injured
rn the collapse of a stage coach at New
port. R. I., will recover. X, Pag 1
Harry Thaw makes applcatlon for writ
of habeas corpus under which he can have
hlu sanity tried before a Jury. X, Pag 1
Secretary Wilson rules that oleo must
carry the mark of government Inspection.
X, Pa I
Shah of Persia Is forcing hi subjects
Into submission. X, Pag X
W. J. Bryan makes a speech at Wood
men log rolling at Elmwood.
Attorney general-indicates he will ap
prove plan of distributing rolling stock
and franchise value of railroads. Bur-
lington net earning show a big Increase.
X, Page 3
Buster Brown has some Fourth of July
fun with his uncle. Page for the little
folks. Matter of Interest to women.
Fuffy Ruffles picnic In the country.
Sketch of Jonathan Edwards, a ptoneer
of Nebraska. Government method of re
deeming damaged money. Comparative
figures on the modern skyscraper. Car
penter writes of the Island of Cloves.
High water on the Missouri and work of
the government snagboat Delegates to
th district conference of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Firemen. Pour Page
COBCMXKCXAXi AMD UT9UITKXAX.
Live stock market. ft, Pag S
Grain markets. Tt, Pag-
Stocks and bonds. TX. Pas 5
BfOTEMEJTT OP OCEAJT TBAXSXIPS.
Port. Arrival. Bstlea.
Mi nm Campania
K. A. Victoria.,.,
Mac Amartka ...
OLEO MUST CARRY THE MARK
Secretary Wilson Deride Statute Is
Plain, with bnt One Cos.
WASHINGTON'. June 77 &r-rt a--., f
sentatlves of oleomargarine and dairy in
terests regarding the placing the govern
ment mark of inspection on oleomargarine,
today announced that the recent regulation
requiring the marks promulgsted ly the
department must stand the atatute, being
clear and admitting of but on conduc
tion. DES MOINES MANF0RGER
Ralph Aldrlrh Admit He Floated Bad
Paper to Antoant of Eight
SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 27Ralph
Aldrlch of Des Moines, la., wn arrested
here todsy charged with forging bank notes
to the amount of 18. OX) on' the Farmer
bank of Huxley, la., while cashier. Aldrlch
ha confessed the crime.
SEVEN TRAMPSDIE IN WRECK
Nebraska Smaahap Near Ckadroa
Cause of Death of Ten
NORFOLK. Neb.. June 27. The death
list as a result of tha Northwestern freight
wreck near Chadron yesterday now reachea
ten. Three trainmen and (even tramp
wer killed., and two trairjmen and three
Mitchell Bell Srhool Boada.
MITCHELL, 8. D.. June IT.-tSpeclsl Tel
egram.) Tbs Board of Education opened
th bids last night for the sale of Sd9,ono
school bonds for th erection of a new
high school building. There were thirteen
bidders, from Chicago, Minneapolis, St.
Paul, Detroit. Mich., and thl city. Th
bonds were sold to th Mitchell Trust com
pany of this city at premium of 12.3W.
Two other bids were offered at a sum
nearly as large.
The site for the new school building,
over which there haa been more or less con
tention, was decided by placing It on th
east aid of th city, where it will not be
necessary to purchase a new site for th
structure, a th present ward building
will be moved to on corner of the block
and the high school building plaoed la th
ill WILL PV
ACTION LATE IN AFTERNOON
Appointment Made by Committee on
TICKET PROBLEM IS A BIO ONE
Perplexing Question Looming Ahead
HOST OF PARTY MEN PUT IN BIDS
Hash to Denver Promisee to Be Rce
nrd-Breaklng .Convention Offi
cers Will Be Chosen
DENVER, June 27. Theodore A. Bell of
California was chosen for temporary cha,lr
man of the democratic national convention
by the committee on arrangements this aft
ernoon. DENVER, June 27. Two Important meet
ings wer on the program today for the
subcommittee on convention arrangement
of the democratic national committee. The
first session wss held eerly in th day and
only matters of routine In connection with
the convention were taken up.
The members of the committee. In com
pany with Sergeant-at-Arms John I. Mar
tin, visited the Auditorium and discussed
details in connection with tha handling ot
the crowds at the convention, some slight
alterations In the arrangements made for
the telegraph companies ( and .iewspap.-r
men and the distribution of convention
This last matter promises to develop Into
a serious problem for th members of the
national committee and the officers of th
convention. There is a tremendous demand
for admission tlrketa and every incoming
mull adds to the pressure snd impresses
the perplexity of the men who are to
dispense the admission.
Everybody Planning; to Attend.
Frcm present ' Indication It sremi as
though every party man In this and all
adjoining states expects to sttend all the
sessions and wishes tickets tor himself and
a party of friends every time. A national
convention 1 more of a novelty" here than
In Chicago and the interest in it outside
of political quartets Is keen and universal.
All the subcommittee, with the excep
tion of McUraw of West Virginia and
Howell of Georgia, were present at ths
meeting held today. Both of these gentle
men were, however represented by proxy.
Those who participated in the two confer
ences were Chairman Thomas Taggart,
Secretary Urey Woodson, Roger C. Sulli
van of Illlnoi. R. W. Johnson, Texas;
James C. Dahlman, Nebraska; Norman E.
Mack, New . York, and John C. 0born.
The chief matter slated for consideration
.at ta afternoon meeting and by far th
most important of the day wa th selec
tion of officer for the convention.
No preliminary conferencea were held
and the meeting began with the chairman- j
ships entirely open.
Gossip early in the day concerned chiefly
for temporary chairman the names of
Theodore A. Bell of California, H. D.
Clayton of Alabama, Free P. Morris ot
Illinois, Governor Folk of Missouri and
Judson P. Harmon of Cincinnati. The
friends of Mr. Bell outelde of the mem
bers of the committee seemed to be con
fident that he would be named, but there
was also a strong rumor to tha effect that
hi name might be dropped. Mr. Clayton
was strongly favored and If he I not mad
the temporary presiding officer it seemed
possible that he might be given th gavel
when the permanent officer were named.
' Dahlman sapposed to Know.
The arrival of James C. Dahlman of
Omaha wa expected to throw some light
on the mater of selecting officer, ll being
generally believed that he would be able
to Inform th member of th committee
of th wishes of Mr. Bryan. It is said in
soma quarter that Mr. Bryan would be
pleased with Bell and Clayton for th
chairmanships, being willing tha: either
man shall fill either position. This 1
known to have been hi attitude some
day ego, nd no announcement haa since
been made that he had changed hi mind.
Thi ha not been taken, however, by the
member of the committee to mean that he
waa disposed to Insist upon these men.
They would be satisfactory to him and
beyond that he ha not expressed himself.
Such Johnson men a are on the ground
expressed themselves todsy es being
greatly cheered by reporta they wer re
ceiving from the east to the effect that
Bryan will not be able to control vote
from there. The Bryan people, on ' the
other hand, merely laughed and asserted
that all opposition to their man will not
total mors than 126 vote.
Mayor James C. Dahlman of Omaha ar
rived this morning, after a recant confer
ence with William J. Bryan at Lincoln. It
was reported that Mr. Dahlman had
brought with him a draft of the platform,
but this he denied.
"I discussed the platform with Mr.
Bryan, rt h said, "but did not bring any of
It with me. I believe th public general! '
have a fair comprehension of what it
provisions will be."
Mayer on Chairmanship. .
When asked concerning probable selec
tions for temporary and permanent chair
men. Mayor Dahlman said:
It Is entirely possible that the temporary
chairman will be Bell of California. Repre
sentative Clayton of Alabama has many
excellent qualities that splendidly equip him
to act as permanent chairman. 1 think
also that tt would be well for the conven
tion to afford some recognition to ttie
Pacific coast, and the awarding of th tem
porary chairmanship to that section would
be a very satisfactory method of doing this.
I cannot tell, however. Just what tha com
mittee will do, as no state haa been ar
ranged. It 1 likely, however, that only
one vote will be taken no matter who may
be named. There have boen no differ
ence in th committee thus far. and I
anticipate no division on any subject that
is likely to com before It thl afternoon.
EULENBURG'S TRIAL UP SOON
Former Coundant of Kaiser t
Brasgkl Up Before Court
BERLIN. Juns 27 Th trial of Piinc
Philip Zu Eulenburg will begin on Mon
day. . He 1 charged with perjury and
with Inciting another person to commit
perjury. Th public Interest in this case,
which la a noutgrowth of th Round Ta
ble revelation of laat year, la very keen,
and only a very few ticket to th court
room will be Issued. It I asrumed that
th caa will b heard privately.
PERSIAN SHAHWINS FIGHT
"abject BouIIt F.neasred Now Making;
Peace vrlth Their Rnler In
TIFLIS. June 27. Fighting is going on
between the followers of the shah and the
factions opposed to him at Ardabll, Kasvln.
Resht and other Persian cities elon the
Russian frontier. The partisans of the
shah are said to have gained the upper
hand, i It is reported that in seversl cases
revolutionary leaders w.o were captured
were subjected to severe torture.
The shsh haa caused to be posted
throughout the provincial cities copies of a
decree ordering the people to surrender
their arms to the government arsenals
under pain of drastic punishment.
According to special dispatches received
here from Teheran the shah yesterday re
ceived several deputations, including a
group of member of Parliament. He said
he had no desire to punish Parliament for
the recent disorders, the responsibility for
which rested upon those persons who had
first attacked the troops. '
Rigorous measures against the press of
Teheran have been adopted. All printing
office In the capital are kept closed. The
shah haa sent the members of hi family to
his summer residence outside the city,
while he himself remain at the military
The commander of the Cossack regiment
haa ordered that all soldiers guilty of at
tempting to pillage the bouses of Euro
peans be tried by court-martial.
TARRIZ, June 27. The fighting between
the revolutionists and the adherents of the
shah recommenced yesterday afternoon.
The revolutionists, with the connivance of
certain officials, were successful In seizing
the rifles and ammunition In store in the
government arsenal, after which they took
up an advantageous position. The brigade
commander ordered the officer In command
of the artillery to shell the revolutionists,
This the artillery officer refused to do de
manding a written order absolving him
from all responsibility.
BY-LAWS UNDER DISCUSSION
National Federation of Women's
C'lalMi Considers Changes that
BOSTON. Mass., June 27. After today
session of the National Federation of
Women's Clubs had been formally called
to order, President Mrs. Sarah S. Piatt
Decker of Denver announced the death of
Mrs. Henry Wynn of Maiden, Mass., as
the result of injuries received in the
coaching accident at Newport yesterday
afternoon and also the death from heart
disease of Mo. Sarah Shute of Coon
Rapids, la, on board the steamer Mount
Hope, near Newport, yesterday.
Mrs. V. N. Cooley of Iowa, honorary vice
president of the General Federation, of
fered a prayer for the deceased delegate.
The annual report of the president, Mrs.
Sarah Piatt Decker, was discussed at the
several business sessions, following which
a committee was appointed to consider all
changes In th bylaws.
LINCOLN WOMAN WILL RECOVER
Mr. Sundean, Who Wa Injured at
Newport, Will Probably
NEWPORT. R- I.. June 27. Mr. . Henry
Winn of Maiden, Mass., who ' was ' injurel
by the overturning of a tallyho coach
while on a pleasure excursion here ye.
terday with delegate to the convention of
the General Federation of Women s Clubs
In Boston, died early today. Mrs. Ben
nett F. Davenport of Watertown, Mas.,
and Mrs. Helen C. Sundean of Lincoln,
Neb., who were Injured at the same time
aa Mrs. Winn, were reported this morn-
irg to have passed a comfortable nUht
and to have a good chance for recovery.
THAW GETS ANOTHER WRIT
Case Brought at White Plain
Which Prisoner' Sanltay
Will Be Tested.
POUGHKEEPSIE. N. Y.. June 27.
Harry Thaw haa obtained a new writ of
habeas corpus returnable before Supreme
Court Justice Mills at White Plains on
Monday, when counsel for Thaw will en
deavor to secure a Jury trial to pass upon
hist mental condition. The writ was ob
tained In anticipation of Judge Mors
chausers signing an order at U o'clock
this morning recommitting Thaw to Mat
teawan. DEATH RECORD.
Funeral of Representative Parker.
WASHINGTON. June 27. The funeral of
Representative Parker of South Dakota
will be held at eDadwood Sunday after
noon. The following are the member of
the committee of congress appointed to
attend the funeral: For the house, all the
Nerbaska delegation; Hall of South Da
kota, Smith of Iowa, Anthony of Kansas
and Steenerson of Minnesota. For the
senate.. Klttredge and Gamble of Sjuth
Dakota. Hansbrough and McCumber of
North Dakota, Brown ot Nebraska and
Stone of Nerbaska.
Alosis D. Bradley,
Aloniso D. Bradley died Saturday morn
ing at his residence, 1010 North Fiftieth
street, Dundee, at th age of 68 years. He
hss lived in Omaha for the last eighteen
years. He is survived by his wife. Mrs.
Lucretla S. Bradley, a teacher In the
Omaha public schools. The funeral will
be held Sunday at 2 p. m. and will be con
ducted by Rev. F. T. Rouse of the First
Congregational church. Burial will be at
hia old home at Red Oak. Ia.
Mrs. Caroline Petersen.
Mrs. Caroline Petersen died suddenly
Saturday morning of heart disease at her
home, 2115 North Twenty-sixth street. She
Is survived by a son. Otto C. Petersen, a
machinist In the employ of the street rail
way company, and two daughter, Mis
Anna Petersen of Omaha and Mrs. Lixsle
Neuss of Seattle, Wash. The funeral will
be held from the residence Monday at
1 p. m. Interment will be at Forest Lawn.
Arnold W. Heyden.
Arnold W. Heyden, 26 years of age. died
after a lingering Illness at the home of
his brother, A. H. Heyden. 310 Clinton
avenue, Benson. He Is survived by five
brothers. Arthur H. of Benson; Edward T.,
Eldo, Rudolph and William of Omaha
Funeral services will be Sunday, 2 p. m ,
at his late residence, and burial will be at
Kanaa City Man Takes Acid.
DES MOINES. Ia.. June 27-Disheart
ned. It is thought, over Ins failure to lo
cat hia muthT and bruthera in Des
Moines, oeorge vtneeier ut Kansas Cay
Kan., drank an ounce or carbolic aold on
trie Des Moinea river bank at the foot of
orth atreet early last evening-. Lying
half submerged In ti uaier and almost
concealed by a clump of willow, his aead
body was found about 1:80 o'clock it Hasel
and Eddie Brown, two children who live
In th vicinity wber in dead man waa
TAFT MISSES TRAIN
Secretary Writes Autograph and is
Delayed at New York.
DAY IS SPENT AT OYSTER BAY
Official Business it Discussed by
President and Secretary.
INSULAR MATTERS TAKEN UP
General Wrig-ht Participates in Con
ference on Departmental Affairs.
PANAMA SITUATION NOT SERIOUS
Sio Action Taken Relative to Selec
tion of Republican National Chair
man Reception Committee
NEW YORK, June 27. Secretary Taft
was delayed by cheering admirers and aut
ograph huntera at the ferry station In this
city and missed the 4:60 train from Jersey
City. The boat left for Jersey City while
he was signing autographs. He caught the
6:25 p. m. train on the Pennsylvania rail
road and will reach Washington at 10:55
OYSTER BAY, N. Y., June 27. Secretary
Taft dlsnppolnted the people of Oyster Bay
today. It waa expected that he would ar
rive here at noon and arrangements had
been made to give him a rousing reception,
but as he arrived much earlier compara
tively few people were at the station. As
the secretary, accompanied by General
Luke E. Wright, stepped from the train,
he wa surrounded by person who desired
to greet him. He chatted genially with
those about him, shaking hands with all
within reach. Among those who greeted
him were fifteen or twenty women and chil
dren. One little tot held up her "Teddy
Bear" to htm to look at. He patted the
child on the head and remarked: "You're
pretty child and your "Teddy Bear" Is
Secretary Taft and General Wright were
conducted to, a government automobile In
waiting for them and were whirled away
to Sagamore Hill.
It Is tha Intention of the war secretary
to leave Oyster Bay this afternoon at 2:10
o'clock. He will arrive at Long Island City
at 4 o'clock and will hurry across the
river and through New York City In an
effort to catch the 4:55 train for Washing
ton at West Twenty-third street. He re
marked thl morning that It would be a
race against time. f '
Pending; Questions Dlacuased.
President Roosevelt arranged today's con
ference at Sagamore Hill with the out
going and incoming secretary of war In
order that a general understanding of ques
tlons now pending before the War de
partment might be acquired by Governor
Among the matters to be discussed Is the
situation In Panama. No serious eventua
tlon Of that situation is likely, in the
opinion of Secretary Taft and . Governor
Wright. The placing of 1,200 marines on
th American cone of the Isthmus Is likely
to prevent trouble at the approaching elec
Matters concerning the Philippine and
Cuba also were discussed. General Clarence
R. Edwards, chief of the bureau of In
sular affairs, brought from Washington
last night the lateat Information concerning
developments In all American Insular pos
sessions. General Edwards did not accom
pany the ecretary and Governor Wright
to Oyster Bay, but will Join the secretary
in New York and return with him to Wash
Nothing; on Chairmanship.
Secretary Taft laughingly remarked on
the way to Oyster Bay that he fancied
politics might be referred to Incidentally
at today's conference, but he declined to
give any Intimation of the nature of the
discussion. He said frankly that no de
termination of the national chairmanship
would be reached today.
"The matter," said hs. will go over unti
July 8, when the subcommittee of the re
publican national committee will confer
with me and I hope with Representative
Sherman In Washington.
Republican National Committeeman
Frank B. Kellogg of Minnesota and Wll
Ham L. Ward of New York also are to be
guests of the president today. Other guests
of the president today are to be District
Attorney and Mr. Henry I SUmson, Rob
ert Bridges and Lincoln Steffens.
Secretary Taft left Oyster Bay at 2:40 p,
m. in an automobile for Jersey City, where
he expects to catch th 4:46 train for Wash
ON TRAIL OF MRS. GUNNESS
Detroit Police Believe They Are on
the Truck of I.aPorte
DETROIT. Mich., June 27. The Detroit
police believe they are on the trail of Mr.
Belle Gunness of La Porte, Ind.. who 1
suspected of wholesale murder on her farm
near that city. Two young women. Lulu
Raymond and Grace Benson, whom the
pollc had In custody yesterday afternoon
and evening are .aid to have met Mr..
Gunness since her supposed burned body
was found in the ruins of her home.
The police claim that the statements of
the two young women convinced them that
Mrs. Gunness is still alive. They gave
the names of other person who are also
said to know that the woman 1 a live and
the pollc are looking for them. The police
say they hope to announce something more
definite In a day er two.
SPIKES ON RAILROAD TRACKS
Pennsylvania Paasensrer Train Near
Hasleton Wrecked and On
HAZLETON, Pa.. June 27. One man wa
killed and eight or ten passengers were
Injured at Lofty, In the mountain twelve
mile from here, early today by the wreck
ing of a Pennsylvania railroad train, whk h
Is believed to have been deliberately de
railed by the spiking of th tracks. The
deed man 1 the engineer, Aaron Raub of
Pottsvllle. Th Injured passenger were
brought to the state hospital here.
The Pennsylvania uses the Lehigh Val
ley railroaii tracks between Delino Junc
tion and this city. The superintendent of
the Lehigh Valley says his men found two
spikes on the tracks placed in such a
way as to leave no doubt that they had
been put there to deliberately wreck t:ie
First Right Rider Conviction.
PADUCAH, Ky. June 27. Th first
nicht rider conviction In th state waa
secured today when the Jury returned a
verdict or on year in in penitential y In
the case ox VI- Iw Ibaavplon el tienloa.
DISTILLERIES ON FULL TlMEijy flp RAjJj
Pnre Food I.avr Operative First of
July. When Goods Most
FEORIA, III.. June 27. At present the
three Peoria largest distilleries are run
ning full rapat-lty and this unprecedented
activity may be applied to the fact that
on July 1 the new pure food 'aw as It
applies to dletlllery pro.lurt Is operative,
after which d.ite everything Is branded
aecordlr.g to the rral merit of the goods
whisky, splrl's, alcohol, high wines, etc ,
and It Is believed that this approaching
change In procedure at the distilleries of
the country may have something to do with
the increased output.
As the dally grind of corn Is about S0,Wi
bushels and the price of corn ranging at
comparatively high prices, there Is some
speculation as to the reason for the un
usual activity at this time of the year. At
present the loial hout.es have many thnus-
nds of barrels In warehouses and the
revenue for moving tho product would cost
WASHINGTON, June 27. Commissioner
Capers of the Internal Revenue bureau has
received Information from Cincinnati that
the federal court had granted a temporary
Injunction restraining the collectors and
gaugers from marking the distillers' pack
ages In accordance with regulations Issued
by the Treasury department May 6 last.
MANY AT CLEVELAND GRAVE
Single Unonlfornted Militiaman Will
Stay on Guard for IV ember
PRINCETON, N. J.. June 27. Hundreds I
of people visited the grave of Grover
Cleveland in Princton cemetery today. Mrs.
Cleveland, accompanied by little Richard
and Prof. John Grier Hibbln, went to the
cemetery before 7 o'clock, where Mrs.
Cleveland stood for some time beside the
flower-strewn graves of her husband and
her daughter, Ruth.
A member of the local militia stood'
guard at the grave throughout th night
and was relieved this morning by another
guardsman. The men were not In uniform
In obedience to Mr. Cleveland's desire, to
avoid anything of a military chnracter.
The plot will be guarded for several days.
Those who remained at the Cleveland home
last night with Mrs. Cleveland and th chil
dren were Miss Rose Cleveland, Mr. Cleve
land's sister; Mrs. Mary Hastings, a neire;
Cleveland r . Bacon or isew York, a
nephew of tho former president, and Prof. !
and Mrs. John H. Flnley. Message, and !
letter, of condolence continue to come in
by the score. j
FLOOD STAGE SLOWLY PASSES I
Mississippi Lowerlnar Near St. I.oul J
Trouble nt Bird
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 27. The flood stsge
of the Mississippi river here marks 22 feet
today, a fall of 1.9 feet during the last
week, the crest of the flood having reached
34.9 feet last Saturday. The fall has been I
4 of a foot In the last twenty-four hours.
A number of larger steamboats, which have
not been able to pass under Merchants
bridge during tlie' high water, ar expected
to resume making trips on the upper river
within a few days If the decline steadily
continues, a. seems probable.
BIRDS POINT, Mo., June 27.-The flooded
Mississippi Is rapidly cutting away the
bank here and the railroads are confronted
by a grave situation. The Iron Mountain
tracks have been undermined and torn up
and the water Is nearly up to the Cotton
Belt right-of-way. The Cotton Belt round
house has been destroyed by the flood.
Officials of both rosda will hold a confer
ence next Tuesday to arrange for an en
deavor to get relief from the government.
LIQUOR QUESTION IS ISSUE
Primaries Held Today Will Deride
Whether Strife-Wide Prohibi
tion Shnll Come.
NASHVILLE, ienn., June 27. The cam
paign for the democratic guhernatlonal
nomination between ex-Senator Edward W.
Carmack and Governor Holcomb Pntterson,
closed last night In a whirlwind and today
the primary Is being held throughout tho
state. The campaign has been one of the
bitterest and most partisan In the history
of the commonwealth and has attracted
wide attention because of the prominence
of the contestants, and also from the fact
that state-wide prohibition has been the
leading issue In the fight. Mr. Carmack,
who stands for state-wide prohibition has
the support of the Women's Christian
Temperance union, while the liberal ele
ment In the state are most' solidly behind
BARGAIN VERDICT ,S ALLEGED
Attorney for II) de and Schneider
Say Liberty Wa Bartered
Away nr Jury.
WASHINGTON. June 28-Mlsconduct of
the Jury after the case was submitted
to It smou.ntlng to a barter of the liberty
of Frederick A. Hyde and Jooet H.
Schneider of San Francisco, to effect an
agreement upon a verdict, Is alleged by
Hyde and Schneider recently convicted of
conspiracy to defraud the government of
public lands. In an additional assignment
of reasons for a new trial.
This supplemental reason, made public
In the criminal court today, charges that
the verdict was the result of an agreement
among the Jurors thst if some of their
number who held a different view would
agree to convict the two men, other Jurors
would vote to acquit Benson and Dlmond.
CONTEST SETTLEMENT FAR OFF
Prospect Hull and Prooty Will Go
on Ballot by Petition In
DES MOINES, Ia., June 27. It now seems
certain that there will be no regular nomi
nated republican candidate for congress In
the Seventh Iowa district and both Captain
Hull and Judge Prouty may go on the bal
lot as Independents.
It Is more than probable that the Dallas
county contest will be csrrled to the state
supreme court and there is but slight
chance of It being decided before the No
vember election. In that event there will
be no republican candidate and If cither
Judge Prouty or Captain Hull w.sh to make
the race for congress they mutt get on the
ballot by petition as Independents..
SHERMAN'S PROGRESS RAPID
Vice Presdleatlal Candidate
Leave for I'tlee, N. y.,
CLEVELAND, O.. June 27 Congressman
James 8. Bherman's condition remained
normal today. He 1 making rapid pro
gress today regaining hla strength, plans
for th republican vice presidential candi
date leaving for hi home In Utlca. N. Y.,
next Friday s-r going; fa
Omaha is Visited by the Most Severe
Storm of the Season.
STREETS TURN INTO RIYERl
Wind Drives Water and Makes Cloud
Eye Cannot Penetrate.
TROLLEY CABS ARE FLOODED
One Struck by Lightning- and Pa
senders Are Slightly Cut.
TRAFFIC STOPS IN PLACES
Chautauqua Tent at
Down, Klre West
Hollow. Small One at
Resembling a cloudburst In many of lti
aspects, the heaviest rain of the season
struck Omaha at 7:17 last evening. Fot
the period of Its duration It simply eclipsed
anything thl spring and Omaha has had
some big downpours. The rain started In
those large, seructlve drops and within
few seconds those drops were multiplied by
the millions, the wind came up and the
city was in the grip of elements that cast
' an nmt'niMi. fnMknili. Th. ..nl..-..
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tt u r iiic-iuiuus, uui winn mat
twisted as it blew, carried the water In
vast sheets this way and that until the
city appeared to be enveloped In an Im
Tho thunder and lightning which accom
panied th rain and wind made It a typical
eiectrlcal storm. The mercury had risen
to 90 degrees at 8 p. m. and the day wai
warm, growing more sultry toward evening.
The sky first became murky, then turned
to that suspicious yellowish green.
In a few minutes paved street were filled
to the curbing and In many places th
water overrun the curbing and backed up
Into stores. This wa the case particularly
where the water came with too great vol
ume for the ewer to carry It away. Street
car men say the worst Intersection
traversed by th cars Is at Tenth and Jack-
! ftf-.n rt fabak, TIah W.
T . T y
f"0t'n dePthnd It was several lnche deep
, W y ' JcKljn' The
entire distance of the Tenth street line from
i aiimni m uaracron snowed great depth
and In many places for block, the tracks
were entirely Invisible. The same situation
existed along many other track In the city.
Car Scenes of Thriller.
The street car wer the scene of many
thrilling experiences. The rain came Just
at a time when many person wer leaving
their homes for downtown or vie versa,
and In many Instance, passenger rod
from one end of
line to th other rather
than attempt to get off In th blinding,
beating storm of wind, rain, thunder and
On South Tenth street a man got off a
car going south and before he could get
through the swiftly-flowing stream in the
street he was blinded by the terrific ele
ments and foil sprawling on his face. The
water was so deep that It almnat covered
his prostrate body. He finally managed to
gain his feet and landed on the sidewalk
by a desperate effort.
At Twenty-fourth and Spencer street th
Twenty-fourth street cars were tied up for
a period by the complete submerging of
the rails under a great depth of water.
Traffic wa not only dangerous, It was Im
possible. A Karnam westbound car wa struck by
lightning near Thirty-eighth street and
every window was demolished. The glaat
fell In showers all over the passenger,
cutting some of them slightly and scaring
most of them severely. There were many
women aboard and they, with th men, left
the car and plunged through the storm for
Umbrella Raised In Car.
Rounding the corner at Forty-first and
Davenport, a car coming from the terminus
at Fortieth and Cuming, waa all but
washed off Its tracks by a gigantic breaker
driven by terrific wind. It was a closed
car, but tho water beat through on the
passengers a. if It had been an open car
and women raised their umbrellas In sheer
desperation. These cars on the Farnam
line are of tho anmll, antiquated type and
they proved uUerly incapable of affording
anything line adequate protection from the
rain when It came the worst, a 1 availa
ble in one of tlie modern cars.
Persons on summer cms presented sorry
sights. They hitd no alternative that prom
ised relief, for getting off meant facing
wind and rain the eye eo ild not penetrate.
It was an 111 season for signs and sign
boards and served once more to show up
some of the dangers of the large, heavy
Over-head sign. Several of these were torn
from their moorings and hung in menacing
suspi-nMon over the sidewalks, or wer
flung with deadly force to the pavement.
In Many portion of downtown Omaha
street were strewn and littered with box
and signs. At, Twelfth and Farnam an
Immense triangular bulletin board belong
ing to some employment agency, lay In the
middle of the street, and on down In th
wholesale district, fruit bors and crate
were as numerous as the bare In a hurdl
Telephone Wire Down.
Telephone lines were crippled severely,
and railroads were ppitjiienilve. The Ne
braska Telephone company announced that
Its wires were down In all directions; not
totally cut off. hut were hit here and there,
so that complaints of wires out of service
were pouring in. And yet the service
seemed to be remarkably good under th
circumstances. The telegraph -wires stood
As a matter of precaution and to look out
fi r infirm rnudhed, the Burlington sent out
nn inbpection train Just ahead of It west
bound passencrer which left Omaha about
8 o'clock, In the voriex of the storm.
While pavtii struts wor turned Into
rivers, unpaed streets were turned Into
ln.axpablc rn r n of mud. Of course theie
re nom such except on the outskirts of
the city and In the city where paver(Wre
at work. Fainam from Forty-second to
Forty-fourth had Just been nlcr'.y pre
pared f,..r the laying of asphalt Monday
morning by Hugh Murphy. The machinery
for laying the paving had scarcely been
Io aled at the corner of Forty second and
Farnam late yenteniay evening when the
stcrrii broke Ir.ohe. And that ktreet will
not l,e In its nice state of preparation
h.-ri Monday morning comes. Great gul
leya were cut in the loose earth all th
Whoever prophesied a cyclone for Ben
son while the Chautauqua wa there wa
either a prophet or th son of prophet,
for a baby cyclone visited that healthy
young suburb. No building were wrecked,
but th unt in which the chautaaiju wa