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    The Omaha Sunday Bee
PART ONE
NEWS SECTION
PAoeS l TO
TOR ALL THE NEWS THE
OMAHA DEE
BUT IN THE WEST
VOI,. XXXVIII NO. 46.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY -J. 1900 SEVEN SECTIONS FOUTY-KIOHT PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
TROLLEY LINES
AND TELEPHONES
First Report of State Railway Com
mission Goes Into Details of
Their Business.
SIX ELECTRIC LUTES OPERATING
Two Hundred and Eight Telephone
Companies in Nebraska Tear Ago.
OVER 125,000 INSTRUMENTS USED
At Date of Report, June 30, 1908,
54,333 Farms Had 'Phones.
CITY SUBSCRIBERS OVER 38.000
Financial skewing of Street Railway
and Telephone Companies Indi
cates Prosperity with Mark
New Construction Don.
Xtunbsr eleerrto street railways. .
i raaaong-era carried year sadlna; fane 30,
i08, ei.ita.S4a.
Capital (took, tia,944,4.
Btookaoldera, 493.
Assets, aa,tB7,17S.M ) liabilities, SSv
j 977,090.89.
Kllai of track operate. 1.
Oroaa earnings six eompaaiaa, S3,-
Ti1.a3a.ax
Wat Income all ecmpanies, 119753.94.
STanbar telephone companies, 909.
Btookboldara, 13.953.
,- Book coat oeaatroettoa. of Uass, plant,
. buildings,' cash assets, 931,994,909.
XUti of wire, 91.549.
, nnbsorlbers served, SUMS, bj 195,909
. Instruments.
owaMsnsnsson
The forthcoming report of tha Nebraska
etate Railway commiaalon. the first since
the organisation of tha body, will prove
Xj decided Inter eat becauoe of tha detailed
Information It will put before the public
touching the various corporatlona now un
der the control of the commission. The
year covered by the fit urea ended June 30,
J9t.
This report, now in press, will enow that
there ate alx electric i all ways dolus; busi
ness In the slate: two Iwing credited to
Omaha nnd four to Lincoln. These half
dozen comtarlrf jiu.L ar. tin- dsto named,
(sh. i:x.-r cars and A motors and
operaied y, m(l" of iriu-k. They carried
during tim year revenue paying paasvn
Bets to the number of 30.o)0.M, and non
p.ivii.g paitcngtrs tu the number of 601.-Tu-
six companies had a revenue from
pustfengcts amounting to t:.t30,ill.ul: from
oilier source. SM).7t'7.2t ; total gross earn
ings. SJ.711.vt39 US. The total operating ex
pense amounted to Sl,3tS.SfT.TJ. Net Income
from operation, $1,387,85, 94.
After paying Interest to the amount of
St.l..70. taxes to the amount of Slw.
4TG.81, dividends to tha amount of S4el,2S
and reserving for depreciation KSS,3b.'M,
there was a surplus of S42.70S.31 for the
alx companies. One company, the Omaha,
Lincoln A- Beatrice, showed a.detlclt of
U.COt.to. Additions and betterment' mir
ing the year ended June 90, 10. out 64,
m.a. ,
ntaeat anal Indebtedness.'
.Capital stock of the companies, issuer
and outstaudlng, was Sl6.t44.etf, of which
$11,244,7411 was common and IMfft.SCO pre
ferred; authorised capital stock, IM.4i5.rtA
Bonds outstanding, 99.2St.000, of which
amount 1,(3.0J0 1s charged to the Omaha
& Council Bluffs company and J 19.000 to
the Lincoln Traction company. Tha stock
holders In the six companies numbered
603. of whom l held stock In the Omaha
company, 29s In Lincoln companies and
one in the Omaha, & Southern Interurb&n,
which was operating eleven miles of track.
Book ion of structures, tosdway and
equipment totaled Sl.iaVAt.61: lands, build
ings and fixtures, J223.110.81. and the total
resets of every kind were set down at US,
S&T.175.S0. Total liabilities were set down at
S3J.977, divided among tie companies
as follows: Omsha A Council Fluffs. ?.
02S.8I5.07: Lincoln Traction company. I1.9M -9tV;
Citizen' Railway company, S3S5.727.lii:
Omaha & Southern Interarban. :i?7,TlS.;
Omaha. IJncoln A Beatrice, Kl.ora.?l; Lin
coln. Capital Bench Milford. S37.W0.
Tarried Many Million.
Passengers carried l.y the various com
panies luring I ho year ended June ;. 19U):
Chnalm. C iun.il Hlulfa, ll.MI.SM; IJncoln
Traction company, .!Vk.97 : Citizens' RrII
Wd.v rornHiiy, Lincoln. '.T'li.S'T: Omaha &
Soitlicin lute m t,r. 4i"..";f; Cmuhs. Lin
coln ll strl. e iimipeny. S:T'7?. Average
rever-ie t runeng.r: Omaha aV Council
Bluffs. IJi n-nt: Lincoln Traction com
pany. !.: CI turns' Railway conrtpany. t.M;
Oivmhi & Saiithcin I ntcturban. 8.T3; Omaha,
Lincoln H. a I rice, S.08.
The Omaha Council Bluffs company
operated liVs.J miles of track St s total ex
pense of SW.tim, divided inlo the Items:
Maintenance of way and atructures. HI.
920.1; maintenance of equipment. S91.624.1S;
power, si.T.fl.M; tranaportation, S50t.177.96;
general. lM,fc-J.V3. It had a revenue of
KM?:.KC from pawscnger traffic and other
it-venue an-ioimtlng to S7fi.04S.fB; totsj gross
earnings. :.:iS.43i.4. Net Income from
opeiHlion, SI.:'rl.(S!.33.
The company 4ild taxes In the sum of
lIS.Kr.m; iltvldenUa. .)n,f)0; Interest. S3&
tti.S: reirvcj Tor depreciation. I'jOr.flOO;
credited t.i auridiis. Sll.iiS.70, and spent for
betterments ihirtng the year, ;. 1S.J. The
company at that time owned VM passenger
ears and tV inofr!. and operate) t!.I4
inlh-s of leaned track.
Klcven miles of track were operated by
(he hnwlui A Southern Inierurban. at a
tolul expense of tvnjn Itema: Main
tenance of v and structures, I176J.17;
poer. 4.V.i;.; Ii ansportatlon. S.'SITT;
teneral. S11.3li.45. It had a revenue from
pahsenger traffic of t"4.)e.07. from other
tourevs. JICo; total gros earnings. S.M.1IS07.
Net Income from c pern: Ion. lio.OiJ 4S.
This company paid in tuxes. S1.40!.$0: rred
ttd S1.HV..'.X to surplus, reserved i;.i00 for
Icpicclatlon. Vo interest was psld. and no
livltlends. During the year SS.IK1 to was
ipeiu fur betterments.
sitftal ml Onsaba lsM.
Authorued capltsl stock of tha Omaha ft
Sountil Bluff company, S1&.0UO.000, two
Ihirds common end one-third preferred.
The stockholders number 394. Book cost of
tructures. roadway and equipment, 1.4.3..
4946; laivda, buildings, fixtures, etc., S-'IS.-M.74:
material and supplies on baud, St6.
Ol to; cash and current asseta t-.'.4U So;
ill other assets. SS.77i.r4 ; total assets
St UJS.tl5.OT.
The eonipany'a liaUllliee June JO. 1SX.
aide from capital stock, weie: Bonds out
landing, St.'Ja.U0O; loans and notes payable.
jkCuutlnusd on Fouita Page.)
Two Million of
Wheat Delivered
to Patten Saturday
Bull Operator in Position to Resell
it Immediately at Large
Profit.
CHICAGO, May 1. This was delivers- dsy
on the Board of Trade snd the May option,
which ? as the medium of the recent bull
campaign led by James A. Patten, became
caah wheat.
On May contracts today Z.Ont.OHO bushels
of wheat were delivered, practically all of
it to Bart left. Patten aV Co.
Broker have hssarded a guess that Mr.
fatten paid an average of tl.OS for hi
May wheat Assuming this figure to be
approximately correct, Mr. Patten might
have aold the wheat delivered him this
morning at S1.1J for delivery in July, which
would show a profit of 4 cents a bushel.
May wheat, however, opened today at
$1.3414 to 1 24V and a good demand for
actual wheat would enable the bull leader
to sell at a much greater profit.
Whilo May 1 is commonly known as de
livery day, sellers have until the end of
the month to turn ow the wheat which
they have sold, formerly only No. 2 red
winter wheat could be delivered on future
contracts, but under a new rule of the
board made two years ago No. 2 aprlng
wheat was made standard. A large quan
tity of thla latter, it Is expected, will find
Its way down from the heads of the lakes
when navigation opens, thus swelling the
amount In the Patten elevators.
No. J red wheat is selling at $1.
S1.444 and No. 2 spring St St. 3.
to
Miss Davidson
is Acquitted
Young Woman Who Shot Man for
Calling Her Vile Name Held
Not Ouilty.
NBOflHO, Mo., May l.-Misa "Johnny"
Davidson, the young heiress, on trial here
charged with the murder of Roy Ramsour,
her sister's suitor, was acquitted here this
morning.
The Jury wes out seventeen hours, having
been given the case at 4 o'clock Friday aft
ernoon, after a sensational trial.
Mlas Davidson Is wealthy In her own
right and her family Is prominent Tha
Ramsqur family also Is wwll-to-do, and be?
cause of the prominence of the principals
the case has csuaed Intense feeling.
Testerday Miss Dadldeon showed the
strain of the trlsl for the first time. She
broke down and cried, ss msny other
women In the court room did, when her
attorney concluded his plea for her life.
She also gave way to her feeling when the
prosecutor condemned her as a "cold
blooded murderess."
A dramatic scene msrked the closing ar
guments when Mm. Samuel Reynolds, aunt
of the slain man. became wildly hster1r.al
during the arguments of the prosecutor.
She screamed sloud a demand that the de
fendant bo convicUd and then colls pee
completely.
LIQUOR DEBATE NEXT TUESDAY
Revlaloa ( Prohibition Amrndaieat
to Come I s la fteaate at
that Time.
JEFFERSON CITY, May l.-A revised
version of the constitutional amendment
providing for state-wide, prohibition, which
the house proposed to submit to the voters
of the state next November, wss reported
to the senate today. The measure will go
on the calendar for passage Monday and
debate on it will probably begin Tuesdsy.
The senate measure strikes out the provi
sion adopted by the house which would
make prohibition, If carried, effective In
1913. Another change Is the addition of a
tux rider, allowing trw state, counties snd
municipalities to double their present .con
stitutional rate of taxation- to make up
deficits caused by the loss of liquor, rev
enues. It Is predicted that this portion of
the senate report will meet strenuous oppo
sition In the house.
SILK MERCHANT A SUICIDE
Aagast Mom of Chicago Kills Him
self la I'bieaae) Hera use of
Ill-Health.
CHICAGO. May I. August Moos, a
weul'liy retired silk merchant aged SJ years
and father of Joseph and Julius Moos, com
prising the firm of Moos Brothers, com
mitted suicide early today. Ill health is
given as the cause.
Pref. Fussier to Madison.
MADISON, Wis., May 1. -(Special.) Prof.
Laurence Foasler of the University of Ne
braska hss been appointed a member of
the faculty of the Gorman department for
the next summer session of the University
of Wisconsin by the executive committee
of the regents.
Queen of the May, Like
A. Hamid, is a Dead One
Doan wilh the Queen of the May'. Lour
live the king'
Who In king of ihe Mav? Jack Frost 1
The queen of the May ar.d the sultan of
Turkey are desd ones
"May day broke bright and clesr. The
sky was azure blue snd the sun shore
brightly. The beautiful gren sward snd
the dense foliage of the trees snd the
hnlmy bteese and the aneet frrgranrc of
Ihe alr- a!l these elements of nature were
Irre?lslab!e In their power of fascination.
"Such a day it waa fur the annual picnic
and our people showed their appreciation
of Nature's benediction by turning out In
large numbers down on the creek, two
miles west of John Hmith's old place,
a here picnics have been held lo these many
years. The day was most enjoyably spent
and was so warm and nice that m of
t'.ie young folks strolled off down Lover's
Lane snd did not get back until way In
the night.
"Miss Bu 1 lie Brown, the charming daugh
ter of Mr. snd Mrs. Lemual Brown, (Damn
Rumor says shs Is- affianced .o Dudley
ainipson'', was qucn of the May, snd a
handsome queen she ms-ic. She became her
throne with regal dignity and swayed her
cepter with majestic grace. Her thtnns
was a bower vf red and whin rose. Htr
MASSACRE IS - j
LAID TO SULTAN1
Attacks on Americans Ordered
Abdul Hamid as Part of the
Reactionary Plot.
SECOND SLAUGHTER PLANNED
Intention Was to Murder All For
eigners in Constantinople.
ARMY TAKES PROMPT ACTION
It Oocupies City Before Diabolical
Scheme Could Be Carried Out.
TURKS KILL MANY MISSIONARIES
Rev. Stephen R. Trowbridge lie.
scribes Shooting of D. M, Itegers
and Henry; Mnarer While
Fighting Fire.
CONSTANTINOPLE, May l.-The mlnls
istry of the interior Is convinced that the
attacks on Armenians In the Clllcta dis
trict were arranged from Constantinople,
synchronising as they did with the mutiny
of the troops here for the restoration of
absolutism.
Field Marshal Ohas Moukar today con
firmed the truth of the rumors that the
massacre of all foreigners, Including the
ambassadors at Constantinople, was
planned for Saturday, April 24, possibly
with the object of causing the Interven
tion of the powers. It wss the original
plan of Schefket Pasha, commanding the
constitutional army, to enter Constanti
nople Sunday, the 2Jth, but when he learned
of the plana to massacre h ordered his
army to enter the city Saturday morning.
Moslems Kill Missionaries.
Stephen R. Trowbridge,' a missionary
who witnessed the killing in Adana of D.
M. Rogers and Henry Maurer, fellow mis
sionaries at Adsns. has supplied an ac
count of the occurrence, dated Adana,
April 24. to representatives of the grand
vizier and has written It out also for the
mission board at homo. Mr. Trowbridge
says;
"Firing and fighting began April 14 be
tween Moselms and Armenians, which re
sulted In a number of casualties on both
Ides.
"The next morning conflagrations result
ing from Incendiary flree had spread to
such an extent that we wvrs obliged to
watch closely the environs of the building
pf the girls' school and the residence of
William N. Chambers. Mr. Rogers was
guarding the home of Miss Wallace and
tha dispensary across the street. It was
clesr that the lsrge school was In danger.
Up to that time no one had dared to go
on the streets because of the shooting from
one end by Moslems and the other by
Armenians,
Attempt to Dteai Riot.
"All this time there had bc?n nu slj,n of
any effort on the part tf tlie government
authorities to stop the rioting, pillaging and
burning."
Mr. .Trowbridge '.hen tells of the efforts
of himself, Mr. Rogers end Mr. Maurer,
working with crowbars, axes and carrying
water, to sava the school building. He con
tinued: "Mr. Maurer was using the crowbar
against a wall, and I. higher up, was pour
ing water on places just catching fire. We
had thus worked a considerable time with
out being harmed by the Moslems, wien
the Armenians at the other end of the
street commenced firing on the hoises
where the looters were at work. Suddenly
two shots rang out not more than eight
yards front where we were working. Mr.
Rogers, who was in the street bringing
wator, was mortally wounded. Ife called
to me by name and then fell In the middle
of the street. The other bullet hit Mr.
Maurer In the left lung near the heart and
the crowbar fell from his hands. He then
climbed down the ladder snd collapsed at
the side of Mr. Rogers.
"Immediately alter these two shots sev
eral other burets from the Moslems
whlxxed past me.) I dropped almost flat on
the roof and inside my way to Uie edge.
Subsequently I climbed down."
A little later when British Vice Consul
Daughty-Wylie, with twenty Turkish sol
diers, arrived on the spot, the neighborhood
was deserted and the murderers had fled.-
"Mr. Maurer," concludes Mr. Trowbridge.
dled a few minutes later In the school j
building and Mr. Rogera lived only a few
i.imuie. lunger man wr. Maurer. lit did
not regain consciousness
"Both men died ss good Christian sol
diers of Jesus Christ."
ew Saltan Thanks Toft.
WASHINGTON. Msy l.-Sultan Mehmed
V., of Turkey, has cabled a message in
acknowledgement of the greetings sent lo
him by President Taft on his ascension to
the throne.
The cablegram, daled at Para, yester-
(Continued on Second Page.)
chariot wheels were entwined with them
and all about her were flagrant flowers."
This is a tale of the long, sweet long
ago, wl:tn springs came in their regular
turn and winter was content with at least
six months duration; when the good, old
fashioned fo'lt turned out on May day to
fiijt.y their annual picric, and the young
ones, like the birds, cooed and msted, and
the children scampered over the grass and
threw roses at the queen of the May.
But it's all over now. May day la a fic
tion, or at leaat a memory of a fantastic
ase.
M.ty day, lwe, came upon Omaha with a
temperature of 25 degreea above sero at 7
a. m., and upon many portiona of Ne
braska with It to 30 degrees, and as far
south as Texas this frigid cllmsts spread.
It is the coldest May day on record In
the Nebraska weather bureau district. The
lowest temperature recorded for the day
was 16. or one degree lower than the cold
eat reported for thirty-nine year a. May S.
19ui, when It was 2 above sero, or since
the cstablishmsnt of the Omaha weather
bureau.
After all Omaha has been fortunate.
While Its weather has been raw and dls
agreeahle, it hss been spared the tornsdoes
that have struck other aortlons of the country.
From the Washington Sunday Star.
WELCOME FOR JAP SQUADRON
San Francisco Gives Demonstration
for Admiral Ijichi.
NAVY IN RECEPTION LINE
Oflcora Make
Coming on
Admiral
the nay Notable One,
the Anniversary of
Hewer's victory
t Manila.
SAN FRANCISCO. May l.-For the first
time In msny years San Francisco Is ex-'
tending the hospitality of her hsrbor to a
visiting squadron of Japanese wsrhtps.
RepresentAtlverViStrtat sts'c una fmtion'T
united today In it rfylty'vab'e greeting for
Aamirai ijicni tun twe omcers ana men
f the cruisers ind Soya, which ar
rived this morn 1 1, g f 1 rn San Pedro.
Exactly at the hour set for their arrival
the two vessels steamed through the golden
gate, proceeded down the bey to Man-o'-War
row, where the four gray cruisers of
Admiral Swinburne's fleet thundered a
salute of welcome.
Several miles beyond the harbor entrance
the Japanese training squadron ws met
ty the revenue cutter McCulloch. The
cutter Oolden Oate, with the official re
ception committees ss pssaengers, met the
Japanese warships In the strait, while a
fleet of excursion bests, many of them
gaily decorated with Japanese and Amer
ican flags, followed the larger vessels to
anchorage.
Coming on a day when American na-al
officore are accustomed to observe the
anniversary of Admiral Dewey's victory In
Manila bsy. the officers snd men of the
training sqjsdron were given a particular
welcome by the steamers of the Pacific
fleet.
Admiral Swinburne snd General Wes
ton, accompanied by their staff, headed,
a committee of prominent men which made
the first official csll upon Admiral IJichl.
the party being conveyed to the Japsnese
admiral's ship on the West Virginia. After
warm words of greeting had been ex
changed, the party returned to the flag
ship West Virginia, where Admiral Swin
bnrne. half nn hour later, had the nlraeiue
of receiving the Jspanese admiral.
me most enthusiastic greeting to the
squadron was that accorded their country
men by thoussnds of Jspanese. In ths
Japsnese quarter the flsg of the Rising
Bun is everywhere In evidence.
FLOOD DANGER IS PASSED
Rivers lllafc,
Merlons
bnt o I.
Ortrlsw
Prrsent.
bllity
at
of
PITTSBURG, May l.-Whlle the rivers
today are half a foot above the danger line
and some of the low lying districts In the
suburbs are submerged, there is no danger
Of a serious flood.
Watch the pen
nies and the dollars
wtH take care of
themselves. The
thrifty watch the
want ads.
Watch tha want gds, they max
tha ponnlea that (row to dollar.
WUi you koop things ?e don't
mood thay ar worth lea ovary
yg.
There are a lot of people
who know this wbo want to
toll all sorts of thinga ehaap.
They sell them through Bee
want ftda. AH yen have to do
la to keep reading the waat
ada, Ton win find jom earn
attar,, lot eiiaocKB fttajkr;
wiuvtia AdrwtimldS&xMg ;
THE WELL EARNED VACATION
Sugar Trust to
Be Forced Into
Criminal Court
Special Attorney Stimson Will Prose
cute Company for Gross
Customs Frauds.
NF.W YORK. May 1. Criminal prosecu
tions by the federal government will be
begun as a result of the disclosures In the
recent suit of the government against the
American Sugar Refining company. This
announcement was made today- by Henry
tisnoon, who is acting am special attorney
for the government.
Mr. Stlmson's ststsment followed a con
ference with United States District Attor
ney Wise In the latter's office.
"Of course there will be a criminal prose
cution of the guilty persons." Mr. Stimson
declared. "There will be no let up. but on
the other hand the case will be prosecuted
to a finish.
"The corporation alresdy hss been pun
ched criminally by the S134.O0O penalties
Imposed." he sdded. "That wee a punish
ment for criminal acts. The other S2.O00.OO0
was restitution of back duties accruing
f om fslse weighing. The thing for us to
do now is to get st the. human beings be
hind the eorporstion. whether officer or
employe, who heve been guilty of criminal
acts and punish them. We cannot tell when
the prosecution will begin, but it will be as
soon as e get our evidence ready to pre
sent.'
Dominguez is
in Mexico City
Mexican Representative at Corn Show
is at Hottl Sanz in tha
Capital.
EL PASO. Tex., May 1. Kel'erino
minguci, representee of Mexico at
Do
the National Corn exhibition st Omaha, and a
leader In the acientlflc farming movement
in Mexico, who was reported In dispatches
from Omaha last Tuesday as missing. Is
In Mexico City at the Hotel Sons. Ac
cording to s telegram from Senor Do
mingues he haa been receiving all mail
directed to him either at Mexico City or
Puebla, and that at no time haa he been
where his msil could not reach him.
CENSUS TILT OLD HISTORY
Incident, Now Declared to Be Closed,
Was Never Taken Seri
onsly. WASHINGTON, May l.-Senators and,
representatives who have talked with Pres
ident Taft during the last few days regard
ing the census bureau affairs are con
vinced that the incident is closed. The
controversy did not attain to the serious
nefcs of formal charges, however, and con
sequently there will be no official an
nouncement as to the adjustment of the
matter.
Big Concrete-Steel Bridge
at Peoria Crashes Into River
PF.ORIA. rtl., Msy l.-At t Sf this morn
ing three arches of the concrete-steel new
wsgon bridge, which was recently opened
for traffic, fell into the river and Ilea at
the bottom a total mass of ruins. At ths
time of the disaster no one was on the
bridge and consequently there was no loss
of life.
Bridge Superintendent Fin ley was at the
bridge tender's office when the disaster
occurred. He said:
"Costello and myself were In the bridge
Uuuci'a l,ouje thl; morring at S ) o'clock
when a farmer crossed the bridge, driving
toward the city. About twenty minutes
later we heard a nolae like a team driving
up on tha approach of the bridge. At the
same time there waa a rumbling noise as
If aomethlng had struck the big channel
pltr where the house, Is located.
NEW PHASE OF RATE F1CHT
Interstate Commerce Commission
May Take Hand in Missouri Case.
WARNER MAKES
CHARGES
Resolution Introdaeed In Kenata
Stay Tariffs on Interstate Traffic
Are Too High and Asks
Invest laatton.
WASHINGTON, May l.-There will he sn
opportunity next Monday for the senate to
order an investigation by the Interstate
Commerce commission into charge that
the, railroads of Missouri doing' an Inter
state business are charging unreasonable
rates. When this resolution was Intro
duced In the senate by Senator Warner
yesterday he aBked for immediate consid
eration, but Senator Culberson objected, as
he had not had time to examine the docu
ment The eighteen railroads of Missouri re
ferred to were recently engaged In litiga
tion with that state on the ground that tha
state laws are In violation of the four
teenth amendment to the constitution in
thai the ratea fixed by them did not per
mit a reasonable return upon the vslue of
their property. The preamble recites that
the figures submitted by these roads show
that they have in fact been charging un
reasonable rates. It is now proposed to
instruct tha Interstste Commerce commis
sion to Investigate all of these charges In
order that the cummiwiion may. If neces
sary, issue orders to correct the abuses.
There will be an effort to take up the reso
lution for consideration Monday shortly
after the senate assembles.
Smith and Williams
Give Their Bonds
Indianapolis Newspaper Men Ar
rested and Arraigned on
Panama Libel Charge.
INDIANAPOLIS. InH Mav tn.i-,,..
! Smith and Charles iL Williams, oroorlelors
of tho Indianapolis News, were formally
arraigned late this afternoon and released
on S6.000 surety each.
Smith and Williama were Indicted by the
grand Jury of the District of Columbia,
together with the proprietors of the New
Tork World, on the charge of having com
mitted criminal libel In publishing certain
statements bearing on the purchase of the
Panama canal by the United States gov
ernment. LARGEST STEAMER ON LAKES
Sbeaango. largest Freighter Goes
Into Service at Detroit Cost
About Half Million.
DKTTtOIT, Mich., May l.-The largest
steamer on the Great Lukes, the freighter
Shenanro. waa successfully launched today.
The Shcnango is tW7 feet long and tuat
S75,0(A
"Both of us rushed to h door of the
houfce, and when w.j stepped out we were
Juat In time tu see the first arch from the
draw on the cnt aide of the big channel
pier rise Into the air and crash Into the
river. There was a creaking and splinter
Ing sound of steel, as the ribs of the arch
snapped off like matchwood. The arch raised
a fearful height Into the air and then top
pled over. One after another of the arches
took the same course, Just like cards
standing on end and pushed over. We could
hardly realise what had happened and Im
mediately gave the alarm."
The Marsh Bridge company of Ies
Moines. Is.,' waa awarded the contract for
construction, and the price fur Ihe bridge
proper was flJ(M, f ii,h about fciJiiO
Is unpaid.
TWO HUNDRED
KILLEDDY STORM
Awful Loss of Life Caused by Series
of Hurricanes and Tornadoes
in Eight States.
HUNDRED DEAD IN THE SOUTH
Loss Appears to Be the Heaviest in
Tennessee and Alabama.
BLIZZARD IN LAKE REGION
Snow is Reported in Parts of
Wisconsin and Michigan.
COLD WAVE IS MOVING EAST
Region West of the Mississippi Rlter
is Comparatively Clear Frees
Ing- Tentperataro as Far
Soath as Mlssonrl.
CHICAGO, May 1. The storm which be
gan Thursday and the death list of which
approximates 2U) persons In the states of
Illinois. Tennessee. Arkansas, Mississippi,
Georgia, Alnbama. Missouri and Penn
sylvania took the form of a mild bllssard
In the upper lake region today. Including
Chii ago. where a moderate wind was ac
companied by snow.
At Supe-rlor, Wis., there was snow enough
for sleighing. Winnipeg reported msny
cattle killed, and from the southwest came
stories of blasted orchards.
Wire conditions, according to the tele
graph and telephone companies, were much
Improved
The weather bureau's summary of condi
tions today, said:
"The storm this morning is centered over
the Lake Superior region, while a Secondary
disturbance covered the AUantla coast
states. The weather In the rear of the
storm Is slowly clearing, snow still falling
in the western lake region and the upper
Mississippi vslley. The weather, however,
beyond the Mississippi valley Is now fair.
Abnormally . cold weather hss advanced
from the Rocky mountain region eastward
over the central valleys, freesing tempera
tures being reported aa far south ss south
ern Missouri and frosts as far south a
Texan and Arksnsss."
llnndreds Deed la oh.
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. May 1. While soma
sections in the pathway of tha storm are
still to be heard from, Information so far
received from Arkansss, western Tennessee
and northern Mississippi bring tha total
number of killed by tbe tornado of Thurs
day night to 100, the Injured, some of whom
are believed to be fatally hurt, to twice
the number and while an accurate eatlmsts
of ths monetary loss Is not yet possible
each dispatch describes th storm ss t!it
most destructive that has ever swept oei
this portion of the country. H was almos
the most remarkable as to the extent oi
the territory 'fe-e1 . .
The greatest number of dead snd Injured
is reported from Horn Iike, Miss. Here
eighteen bodies have already been discov
ered among the ruins of the farm dwel
lings. Of this numrmr seven are those of
white people. The number of Injured it
placed at fifty, many of whom are seriously
hurt. The properly loes Is roughly esti
mated at S100.000 In this vicinity. Caddo
Gap, Ark., reports a similar number of
dead and many wounded.
At Fayettevllle, Tenn., the death list is
placed at fifteen and the Injured at fifty.
Other towns from which reports bave
been received here are:
In Arkansas Marisnna, four desd,
twenty injured; near Hot Springs, four In
jured; Palestine, fifteen injured; Bee
Branch, two desd, three Injured; Heber.
two desd, eleven Injured; Wllburn. one
desd; Wheatlej, one dead, three injured;
Crswfordsvxllle. one Injured; Marlon, five
dead, eight Injured; Zebuon, one dead, one
Injured.
In Tennessee Somerville, five desd, four
Injured; Bolivar, one dead, thtrtoen In;
Jured; Dechard, four dead, twelve injured;
Monexuma. twelve injured; Humboldt, four
desd; Medina, three dead, eight Injured;
Whltevllle, two Injured; Bella, six dead,
twenty-tlu-ee Injured; Qulllo, three dead,
twelve Injured; Lula, four dead; Dellach,
two dead; Hanley, two dead, ten Injured;
Clarksvllle, one dead, six injured.
Forty Deaths In One Connty.
NASHVILLK. Tenn., May l.-Eorly re
ports thla morning of yesterday's atorm
add to the gravity of the situation at Pu
laxki. Giles county: Centerville. Hickman
county; Fayettevllle. Lincoln connty;
Franklin, Williamson county, and other
sections of central Tennessee. Gllee
county's death list. It Is said, in ay reach
forty, while the property damage ap
proximates SltO.OOO. Hickman eouunty re
ports seven dead and 1100,100 damages; Lin
coln county reports eight killed, a long list
of Injured, and the hamlet of Harms al
most completely destroyed. Half a dosen
deaths are known of In Williamson rfjunty,
where the property damage la vast, and
from every point In the central section
come stories of buildings and crops de
stroyed, live stock killed, and In several
Instances fires.
At Bells, In Crockett county, six persons
were killed and a hundred others rendered
homeless.
Tennessee Pivot of Wln4.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. May l.-May day, fol-
lowing the windstorm, which caused per
haps 100 deaths throughout the southern
slates, mill be spent by the telegraph com
panies In repairing their wires. With the
overland line of communication from Louis
ville to New Orleans once established au
thentic lists of the victims of the atorm
may be secured.
It has been years since Uie winds hsvs
gathered so many victims. Tennessee,
sloping wentasrd from the Virginia moun
tains to the dunes along the MlsslMSlppi,
provided an angle for the wind to pivot
upon, and the list of sixty dead In that
sute seems to have been corroborated.
Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi and Geor
gia also suffered. Word from Guthrie, Ky.,
early todsy is that thrre persons were killed
there today, the only fatalities In Ken
tucky, so far as is now known. Louisiana
and Texas seem to have been unscathed,
but poor communication makes even this
doubtful.
As far east ss Mount Sterling, Ky., barns
and bouses were unroofed, tobacco sheds
washed away, turnpikes msd-i rivers of
water and fires started In overturned
dwellings.
At Frankfort the same conditions pit-
vailed, only les severely.
Other counties from the Mississippi river
lo the Big Sandy hare smilar reports.
Twenty-One at Norfolk.
NORFOLK. Ksh.. May. 1. Tha ' rmar