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The Omaha Sunday Bee.
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VOL XXXIX NO. 14.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 10, 1001) SIX KKtTIOXS FOltTY PAGES.
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EAGLES CALL IT
Close Eleventh Convention, Saying it
Produced More Vital Legisla
tion Than Any Other.
MOST IKTLUENTIAL YET HELD
Auto Relay Race
First Car in Cross-Continent Contest
is Wrecked and One Man
HOW TAFT WILL
FARE JN OMAHA
Three Principal Events Will Be
Schools' Reception, Paprika
Schnitzel and Banquet.
VISIT WILL LAST SEVEN HOURS
. 1 1 i i LJ
NO CAHS KUN
Every Trolley is Housed to Avoid the
Possibility of Trouble or Danger
TO BE IN SERVICE AGAIN TODAY
Company is Seeking to Fill Places of
Men Who Quit.
At This Meeting Order Passed Out of
Its Boyhood Period.
NOW ON THRESHOLD OF MANHOOD
H. H. Thompson, First President, Says
Good Words of Omaha.
VOICES SENTIMENT OF DELEGATES
Cnnvrntloa a Whole Appreciate
Hospitality of City ad rnUri
Tethlll for ftrlnarlaa; the
With the Installation nf the now officers
the eleventh session of the grand aerie
Fraternal Order of Eagles yesterday after
noon cloned what officer declare to be
one of the moot Important seaelons of the
Itovernlng body of the order ever held In
the eleven years of Its existence.
While the numbers In attendance were
not as lai ire an usual owing", say the of
ficial, to the fact the session was held
Ifiie In the season, the new and Important
ft 'Htln made the meeting epoch mark
ing In the history of the society.
More new legislation of vital concern to
the order was passed than at any other
session. This was primarily a legislative
session and all the energies of the head
officers were bent In shaping up the con
stitution and by-laws In order to put the
society on a firmer footing.
'Kagledom completed Its boyhood at this
session" Is the way one prominent member
put It. "and It Is now In the fullness of
Its early manhood."
The remarkable growth of the organlia-
tlon In the laat ten years made It neces
stry to fit It to new clothing. This was
the main work of the present session.
While this process of readjusting Its
legislative functions to their enlarged
duties caused more or lesa spirited dis
cussion, It Is asserted by the leaders that
no hnrd feeling was engendered and that
perfect harmony prevailed at the close of
, the session.
Most. Inflnenttal eslj.
H. H. TlmmpMon. the first grand worthy
president of the order, who haa taken an
Important part In every grand aerie ses
sion held, designates this the moat In
fluential session he haa attended.
"This In without doubt one of the most
Important conventions we have ever held,"
be snld. "because of the many Innova
tions of vital Interest to the order In
troduced at the meeting. The order Is In
a"procef of evolution like a lad when he
Is passing from boyhood to manhood.
There Is i lot of readjusting to be done.
Lot of new legislation Is neceasary and
large part of this was accomplished at
"In spite of the magnitude of the work
done perfect harmony haa existed throug
out the meetings and the sessions have all
been enthnsastlc. It can be said that the
new legislation haa put the order on a
sound basis and Insures a prosperous fu
ture. The order Is fundamentally dem
ocratic, more so than any other fraternal
order. The feeling of the people governs
It. Because of this the rank and file of the
society is enthusiastio and It Is because
of thin the order has had such a marvel
"We all go away with the best of feel
ing for the people of Omaha. The cltlsens
have been generous in their cordiality.
What little Ill-feeling haa come out la due
o only a few Individuals. I am aure no
auch feeling is held aglnst the cltlsenship
At large. The bringing of the convention
to Omaha was due almost entirely to the
untiring work of John A. Tuthlll and we
all appreciate hia worth. He Is the best
booster any town ever had."
Vital to Baeee ( Order.
Secretary Conrad H. Mann also ahares
A the opinion that this session overshadows
'ill others In vital Importance.
"The legislation at this session was ftind-
t mental to the success of the order," he
l said. "It not only eoneerned matters of
I Immediate application, hut also things that
are vital to the long continued prosperity
of the order. More of thla basio legisla
tlon has been passed at this session than
at any other."
The legislation that caused the most
comment was that concerning state au
tonomy. The advocates oC that plan met
with defeat In their demand for complete
autonomy now, but some of the opti
mistic profess to see In the new Ian
adopted a step toward ultimate autonomy
The rule giving the president the right to
appoint a committee to try an objection
Jhle member of a local aerie and expel
him In case It Is found he Is detriment
to the order will also, it la said, tend to
ralsa the personality of the local organlsa
Hons. The appointment of a committee
to adopt uniform schedules of aick and
death benefits was also of great Impor
Prleeo Gets the Cap.
One of the last acta of the session was
the awarding to San Francisco of the Mil
vaukee cup given ta the order by the Mil-
I wsukee aeries to be granted each year to
the aerie having the beat drilled team. The
presentation waa made by Elbert Weed of
the HMeua aerie, which held the cup laat
year, to President P. P. Kenneally of the
Kan Francisco aerie.
. The Installation of the newly elected
officer was by H. It. Thompson, the flret
past worthy president of the order. After
the Installation all the officers made en
I niformli) of lck and death benefits
, In all local aeries la the purpose of a
resolution which passed the grand aerie
At present each local aerie flxea its own
f benefits and aa a result confusion exists
i which. accord! tg tu advocates of the new
, Wan. tnreaienea tue prosperity of the
i fuer. a ii i-hmiuuuh ymaeM oaiuiaey ta
( 11 Intended to cure the defect.
1 The measure waa reported from the Ju
diciary cwiuiiih-.- . iiwi me
grand worthy president, the grand worthy
secretary and an actuary shall compose a
committee to establish a uniform schedule
aT"V payments to be adopted at the next
order to keep from burdening weak
gCwaUailed. ea Second I'age J
UKALINU. Pa., Kept. 11. The Trans
continental automobile relay run from
Philadelphia to Seattle, Wash., under the
auspices of the Philadelphia Press came
to a sudden and sad end late today when
the first reley car was wrecked at Robe
sonia, twelve miles west of here, causing
tbe death of one of the occupants of the
machine and the serious Injury of several
of the other passengers. The dead man
was Henry L. Buckley, a reporter for the
Press. William Brown of Philadelphia,
waa so seriously Injured that he may die,
and William H. Bolm of the Acme Auto
mabtle agency In Philadelphia, sustained a
deep laceration of the scalp. Clifford R.
Ely, the chauffer, and Halyard Carter,
colored, a valet, were slightly Injured.
The automobile was going through Robe
sonla at a 25 mile clip, when something
went wrong with a rear tire. The car
upset and Buckley was thrown Into the
middle of the road, fracturing his skull.
Relief automobiles were quickly at hand
and the Injured were brought to the city.
Buckley died in a hospital.
When the news of the accident reached
the Press, the run waa Immediately called
off. The run promised to be an Interesting
affair. The Press had obtained from Pres
ident Taft a letter of greeting to President
Chllberg of the AJaska-ukon-Paciflc ex
position and had planned to carry It
across the country by relays of automo
biles. Buckley was 23 yenrs old and a graduate
of La Fayette college.
Hurricane is on
Its Way North
First Reported Oyer Cuba and is Fast
Approaching the Gulf
WASHINGTON, Sept. W.-The tropical
hurricane which was first reported over
western Cuba passed over Plnar Del Rio
province, Cuba, last night, and Is now
about 100 miles north of the Yucatan
channel. The disturbance apparently Is
moving northwesterly toward the central
portion of the Oulf of Mexico. It la travel
ing at great speed and should reach the
American gulf coast by Monday. Just what
portion of the coast It will strike officials
of the weather bureau are unable to de
termine at present. Warnings have been
Issued to shipping.
New Record by
Stays in Air for One Hour and Thirty-
Fire Minuses Carrying One
BERLIN. Sept. IS. Orville Wright made
a new record today at the Templehpf olub
for sustained aeroplane flight with a pas
senger. He remained In the air for one
hour and thirty-five minutes, carrying
Captain Englehardt. He broke his own
record made July 27, when he stayed up
with a passenger for one hour and twelve
OSTEND. Sept. 18. Louie Paulhan, the
French aviator, flying In a Volsln biplane
here today, won a prise of 18,000. He cov
ered seventy-three kilometers (forty-five
and one-third miles) In one hour at an alti
tude ranging from 240 to 300 feet
MONUMENT FOR HORACE ROSS
Friends of Discoverer of Gold in
Black Hllla Will Hark Hla
SIOCX FALLS, 8. D., Sept. 18. -(Special.)
The memory and achievements of Horace
Ross, the discoverer of gold In the Black
Hills, is to be honored by the erection
over his grave of a monument, which will
be erected with funds raised by voluntary
subscription among the pioneers of the
Black Hills and other residents of that
region. Rosa Ilea burled In a little ceme
tery at Custer. T'nless some such action
as the erection of the monument Is taken
the grave, which remains unmarked, will
In the course of years be difficult to locate.
It Is probable that the Society of Black
Hills Pioneers will assume the duty of
raising the funds and erecting the monu
ment over his grave. He was one of the
oldest of the old-timers, and waa the first
to find gold on French creek. In the
southern Hills, where the precious metal
waa discovered In 1874. thla leading to the
rush and gold excitement of that year,
which was almost Immedlttely transferred
from the southern HUls to Deadwood
gulch. Rosa was a member of the General
Custer expedition at the time he made the
discovery. Like moat of the finders of
what afterwtrda proved to be great gold
mining districts, Rosa during his life failed
to accumulate much of thla world's goods.
He continued during the latter part of
his life to do aonie prospecting and min
ing, and made his home In a small log
cabin In the outskirts of Custer, near the
scene of his early discoveries.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Camber af Appolataaeat of Weittra
Ufi la the Departmental
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. IS. (Special Tel
egram.) Melvln R. Loafman of Cedar
Rapids. Ia-. haa been appointed to a
$00 clerkship In tbe Treasury depart
nieut. Ethel R. CTlll of Gold field. Is., haa
been appointed teacher at the Indian
school at Greenville, Cal., and Sarah
Fltsgerald of Boone, la., at Jlcarltta,
O. N. Ford of Central City, la at the
Klamath school In Oregon.
Rural carrier appointed: Nebraska
Hoi brook, rout 1. Harry F. Curl, car
rier; no substitute. Hooper, rout t,
John Aldrtch, carrier; Cary Brown, sub
stitute. Bouth Dakota Draper, route 1.
Robert J. Taylor, carrier; V. G. Hall,
substitute. Vermillion, route S, F. H.
Richardson, carrier; Ella A. Richardson,
William Brtnkhouse haa been appointed
postmaster at Medervllle. Clayton
county, Jowa Tic Aid resigned
Will Be One Unbroken Line of Enter
tainment of President
ENDS IN EVENING AT THE DEN
He Goes There Directly from Omaha
Club, Where He Dines.
ALL DETAILS NOW PERFECTED
They Promise Typical Weetera Ova
tlea to the Chief Kaecatlve of
the lalted State by All
William Howard Taft, (president of the
United States, will be 'the guest of Omaha
tomorrow from a few minutes after 4 In
the afternoon until 11 at night.
Three principal events will occupy his
time. These are the ride around Omaha
and review by 22,000 school children, dinner
at the Omaha club and a performance of
"Paprika Schnitzel" at the Den, In the
course of which event the ry-eaident of the
United Stales will become a aubject of
King Ak-Sar-Ben XIV.
In the event of even passable weather It
will be a gala day. Before evening myrlai
flags will wave a welcome to the Impor
tant visitor and after dunk the twinkling
smiles of thousands of electric lights will
greet his eyes.
But rain or shine, the Jovial countenance
of President Taft will be . seen by the
swarming crowds along the route of the
automobile drive. Thla Is an event for the
school children of Omaha, but the whole
adult population of the city, practically
speaking, will also assemble on the various
Then Omaha Club Dlaner.
With this over the general public's share
In the visit will conclude, for the president's
ride will end at the front door of the Omaha
club. Here be will change his clothes, as
suming evening dress. A few minutes
later, or at 6:15, 160 Nebraskans will greet
the president and sit down to break bread
The dinner terminates at 8:30. An auto
will then carry the president to the Den.
Riding straight Into the building, the car
will draw up before a specially constructed
private box from which the presidential
party will see that grandest of operas
bouftt. the far-famed and only "Paprika
When the presidential sides have ceased
quivering with mirth, Mr. Taft will be
escorted direct to Union station, where a
special Rock Island train will bear him and
hie party to Denver.
Arrangements for UWmaf fcrtf Complete
to the burnishing of the brasses on the
auto which will carry tbe president. The
dinner Hat, the line of the auto drive, the
menu, the decoration of houses along the
route, the reception at Union station, the
escorting of the president, all these mat
ter have been settled upon exactly and
with that precision of execution which
characterizes only the most Important af
fair l of life.
Ptekena ta Ride with Him.
C. H. Pickens, president of the Board of
Governors of Ak-Sar-Ben, will be the most
envied man In Omaha tomorrow. He and
he alone of Omaha will ride in the car
which carries the president, the other two
occupants being Captain A. W. Butt, the
president's aid de camp, and James Sloane,
a secret service operative.
The aeating at dinner at the club has
been determined, but haa not yet been
given out. There la more than a mild
desire upon the part of every one of the
ISO to alt at the same table at which
Mr. Taft will eat dinner.
In the second automobile on the tide,
H. J. Penfold will ride with the secret
service men and in the third A. C. Smith
will have- the president's secretary and
physician. Gould Diets. W. L. Yetter and
Emll Brandels will look after the news
paper correspondents In the next three
cara. E. Buckingham and C. E. Black
will ride with Oerrlt Fort of New York
and the other member of the board will
look after the Nebraska senators and the
army officers, who are guests for the day
Aatomobllee and Oceapaais.
No. 1. The President, Captain A. W.
Butt, U. S. A. A. D. C; Mr. James Sloan,
Jr., secret service operative; Mr. C. H.
Pickens, president Ak-Sar-Ben.
No. 2 Mr. Charles C. Wagner, stenog
rapher; Mr. Joseph E. Murphy, secret
service operative: Mr. H. J. Penfold, sec
retary of Board of Oovernors.
No S Mr. W. W. Misvhler, assistant
secretary to the president; Dr. J. J. Rich
ardson, president' physician; Mr. Arthur
No Mr. R. T. Small. Aasoclated Press
correspondent; Mr. R. H. Hasard, United
Press correspondent; Mr. Gould Delta.
No (Mr. E. A. Fowler, New York Bun
press associate correspondent; Mr. William
Hosier. Hearst News service correspon
dent; Mr. W. L. Yetting.
No Mr. 8. P. Allen, New York Herald
correspondent; Mr. H. L. Dunlap, New
York Wo(ld correspondent; Mr. Emll Bran
dels. No. T Mr. Gerrlt Fort, assistant to vice
president New York Central lines; Mr. E.
Buckingham, Mr. C. E. Black.
No. S Senator E. K. Burkett, General
Charles Morton of Department of Missouri,
Mr. C. R. Courtney.
No. S Senator Norrla Brown, Colonel W.
A. Glasaford. Mr. J. C. Root.
No. 10 Colonel Cornelius Gardener, Mr.
Joseph Barker. Mr. C. D. Beaton.
More than twenty thousand children will
be mobilised in the various school build
ings passed by the president and practi
cally each child will wave a United Slates
flag as the president' car goes by.
OfMrlal Reate af Ride.
Tbe official route of the drive is as
Arriving at Union Statlou, the presiden
tial party will be dirven north on Tenth
street to Howard street, east on Howard to
Ninth street, north on Ninth through the
wholesale district to Farnam street, and
then west on thla principal bualneaa street
to Twentieth parcel From Twentieth
street the route lies north two block to
Dodge street and then west on Dodge past
the High and Central school buildings to
tweniy-aeeond street, thence north on
Twenty-second street to Davenport atreet
.1 Continued oa rvurUi fa.),
SQUASH CENTER CATCHES THE POLAR DISPUTE FEVER
From the Washington Star.
TAFT VISITS TWIN CITIES
Reception to Executive is Cordial,
but Not Demonstrative.
SHADOW OF DEATH AT CAPITAL
Make Speech In Aadltorlam at St.
Pawl, Inspects Troops at Fort
Snelllna: and Address at Min
neapolis In Evening.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. Pept 18.-Presl-dent
Taft came to the twin cities of Min
nesota today and with the shadow of
death hanging over the governor of the
state, received a cordial, but not a demon
strative welcome. The critical Illness of
Governor Johnson, probably the most
popular executive Minnesota ever haa
known, entered deeply Into the spirit of the
day and dreaded eventualities threatened
for a time during the morning seriously to
curtail the program of entertainment bdth
here and in St. Paul. The president ful
filled the program outlined for his recep
tion, but at every pause In the rushing
from place to place, he made anxious in
quiries na to the latest word from the
bedside of the governor, whose life hung
In the balance at St. Mary's hospital In
the little city of Rochester. '
President Taft was deeply affected soon
after his arrival to recetve a messtige
of personal greeting from Governor John
son. The compliment waa so 'unexpected
under the circumstances and coming by
dictation from the lips of a man who was
reported at the time as having but the
frailest chance for life. It called out an
Immediate response from Mr. Taft, filled
with expressions of sympathetic concern
and fervent hope for a speedy recovery.
Tribute to Johnson.
At his Auditorium speech in St. Paul the
president called out prolonged applause and
cheering when he declared of Governor
"I unite with you In a fervent prayer to
God tl at be may be restored to you and to
tho country. With his ability, hla courage,
hla great common-sense he cannot be
spared. He Is too valuable, not alone to
the people of this state, but to the people
of the nation, who doubtless will Insist in
time that he ahall serve them."
President Taft also aroused enthusiasm
with his audience during the day with
hla many happy references to the clvlo vir
tues of the neighboring cities, declaring
them to be so much alike that they could
combine as one city, with a borough of
Minneapolis and a borough of St. Paul.
Visit to Fort Snelllna-.
The president, arriving in Minneapolis
shortly before S a. ni., began his day with
a breakfast at the Minneapolis club, where
he Is quartered during; hi stay here, until
tomorrow night, as the guest of the re
ception committee of the Twin Cities. Then
there was an automobile rid through the
business and residence sections of Minne
apolis along the lake ahore drives to the
Soldiers' home, where the president re-
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In buying Oroaba real estate, at
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may bring your rate on the invest
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very minute Just how your Invest
If you have a few thousand
dollars to invest, put it in
Omaha real estate. Nearly a
page of choice realty bargains
and investments in the real es-
1 WM-r-. I i if. Wrrks. Tairrr4 . nin 'it ri (. i f.
Missouri Lines Object to Rate of Two
and One-Half Cents a Mile for
KANSAS CITY. Sept. 18. Frank Hager
man, representing eighteen Missouri rail
roads In the federal court here today
filed a cross appeal to the United States
supreme court In the Missouri passenger
The case grew out of the 2-cent fare
law of !:-?, which was obeyed by the iall
loads for two years, wliTle me cases were
pending in the United states circuit court.
This court enjoined the state from enforc
ing the law against any of the roads. The
statu appealed to the United States su
Judge McPherson In his opinion enjoin
ing the state held that the 2-cent fare was
confiscatory and that the state was wrong
In holding tiiat the law did not affect In
terstate commerce. The court also held
that 2i cents a mile would be fair and
reasonable to some of the stronger roads.
Tim railroads in the petition today ask
the supreme court to decide that a rate
cannot be enforced against a strong road
that is not enforced against a weak one.
The railroads object to the court's finding
that ' they must pay half of the coal of
SENTENCED TO DEATH
Extreme Penalty of Man Convicted of
Murder In San Francisco
Strike In Ot.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 18. William
Buckley, convicted of the murder of George
W. Rice in thla city during the machin
ists' strike. In October, 1901, was sentenced
today by Judge Lawior to bo hanged at
San Quentin on November IB. Buckley
waa sentenced to death twice previously
for the same crime, but each time the exe
cution was delayed by appeals, all of
which were overruled.
The records In hia case were destroyed
In the great fire of l'JOO, and before pro
nouncing sentence today Judge Lawior re
ceived local proof that the prisoner before
aim was the saiVe man who killed Rice.
MABRAY CASE NEXT WEEK
Judge McPherson Orders Trial of AU
leged Bunco Man at Coun- 1
DES MOINES, la., Sept. IS. According to
a telegram received here today from Judge
Smith McPherson of the federal court, J.
C. Mabray. alleged bunco man, will be
placed on trial at Council Bluffs Thursday
of next week.
He Is still In Jail at Des Moines.
Street Car Strike Nearly
Brings About a Shipwreck
A wireless message signifying "C. Q
D.." or "P. D. Q., was flashed through
the ambient atmosphere to the life-saving
station that Is to be built on top of the
New York Life building early In the day
from the Illinois Central bridge vicinity,
where the Big Muddy rows swift and sure.
A second wireless brought the Informa
tion that the flagship of Commodore Har
old Reynolds' fleet, enroute from Florence
to Omaha, had encountered a heavy sea
off Y. M. C. A. lake point and the for
ward turret had swung around and hit the
new-fangled battle mast abaft the ship's
bridge not the railroad bridge and the
Jar had blown out a cylinder head.
The direst confusion prevailed aboard
ship, which began to list heavily In the
threatening seas, and the captain's voice
tu heard through the trumpet thunder
ing "Cut away the mast and all of you
lubbers cut for shore." ,'
Wading wacn't good and the passengers
and Commodore Reynolds determined to
go down with the ship. But Just as about
the last hope was gone the stoker got th
cylinder bead screwed on again and the
good ship began riding th wave like a
UUcf ol ill aixl IL Juur&cr, to Oi&ait
GOVERNOR JOHNSON BETTER
Six O'clock Bulletin from Bedside of
Minnesota Executive Encouraging.
Doctor Look for III Recovery If
He bets Through Today All
Right Weak Because of
ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. Is.-Dr. W. J.
Mayo, at 10:30 tonight gave out the follow
"Governor Johnson Is a little more rest
less and not so comfortable at at S o'clock
when the last bulletin was issued. Tills la
the first bad time he haa had today and
It la not very bad now. There has been no
vomiting since 8 o'clock, when warm water
was given him to relieve nausea."
ROCHESTER, Minn.. Sept. 18-Late to
day Governor Johnson's condition was such
that the St. Mary's hospital authorities
would not say definitely that their patient
would recover from the operation performed
on him Wednesday morning. Encouraging',
however, was a bulletin from the hospital
at 6 o'clock tonight signed by Dr. W. J.
Mayo, which was as follows:
"Governor Johnson la better; he looks
fine. If he gets through tonight and to
morrow without having any more trouble
we look for his recovery. The wound looks
fine and the governor says he feels very
much Improved. His pulse la ltd, tempera
ture y and respiration normal."
Dr. W. J. Mayo said this afternoon that
the rumor that stitches or sutures In the
wound had been loosened by the governor's
violent fit of stomachache yesterday after
noon were unfounded.
Dr. Charles M. McNevll gave today the
following aummary of the patient's symp
tom: "Pulse 88 to M, respiration about normal.
He haa spent a pretty good afternoon. Hn
ha been running along four days without
nourishment and naturally la a Utile
"This afternoon he has had less pain. He
Is saying little and the doctors are saying
little to him except as Is necessaiy In
caring for him. He has le n allowed a
little carbonated and albumen water. We
are giving him aa many saline Injections
aa he will stand.
"We now have an Ice pack over the pain
regions in his left side. While Governor
Johnson Is somewhat better, his condition
la very critical. Ills sleep, however. Is
quite natural. The last opiate waa given
the governor at 9.66 o'clock last night.
"If Governor Johnaon ran pass through
tonight and tomorrow without a recurrence
of the condition which marked his trouble
yesterday afternoon and eaxly last evening,
his chances for recovery will be much
was finished without the loa of any of
the crew or passengers.
The City of Peoria was about ready to
go to the rescue of the Florentine barque
and was Juat tuning up her siren whistle to
give cheer to the shipwrecked Florentines,
when Commodore Reynolds appeared
around the bend, standing proudly on the
bridge of his good ship and with him the
crew and passengers in thankful attitudes,
because they had been so valiantly
It was a thrilling moment. The passen
gers are thinking of making up a purse
for the heroic stoker and commodore for
The trouble originated on account of the
street car misunderstanding and. aa the
Florentines didn't care to walk to Omaha,
Commodore Reynolds, who knows about
water through his connection with the
Omaha Water oompany, tendered hi good
battleship motor boat for th voyage. ,
Those in the party were Commodore
Harold Reynolds. II. C. Fowler, E. t,
Plats, W. A. Yoder. I'aul Haskell, A. B.
Hunt. M. B. Thompson, Mis McLeau and
SAYS IT WILL SOON BE NORMAL
On the Other Hand Union Men Claim
Balance of Power.
PUBLIC SUFFERS FROM STRIKE
People Who Don't On n Aates or
(arrlnar Walk Police Aetlve
to Suppress tny Oat break
Not a street car wheel turned last night
after 7 o'clock, the rompnny desiring to
take no chances of trouble with th
strlkinu employes. The strike went Into
effect with the beginning of the work
dny SUuiday and tho service was seriously
crippled nil day. though some car were
run on nil lines.
President Wattles asserted last nltfht
that by today the service would be much
Improved and as he Is In telegraphic com
munlrntlon with various cities where street
ear men are available he expects within
a day or Inn tu have normal schedules
resumed. He snld there were 2,600 men
In Chlcapo who had been available for the
strike threatened, but which did not ma
Service between Omaha nnd Pouth Omaha
has br.-n provided for by the use of Union
rncifio piiHsetiKer rars over the tracks of
that rompiny and they will be stopped
at pverv crossing. The State Railway
commission yesterday granted permission to
Torsons whose business or pleasure took
them downtown last nlaht had to get
home without the aid of street car and
Large stores closed at fi p. m., so that
their employes would not have to be in
convenienced in getting back to their homes
and If customers appeared at the stores
after that hour and were disappointed they
had the consolation of knowing that th
big employers had done well by the people
who work for them.
The strike has already cut a vital figure
In the general transaction of business. The
base ball Interests suffered seriously by
losing their usual large Saturday attend
ance. Opposing; Statements Made.
Diametrically opposite statementa are
made by the company and men as to the
cause. The company saya It is nn effort
lo enforce the closed shop principle, agalnet
an understanding had between employer
and employe that this would not be done.
The union sayB the company refused t
treat with it on any terms and that conse
quently this Is a lockout and not a strike.
"We are operating on a flfteen-mlnufo
schedule on Farnam street." said Assis
tant General ' Manager Leussler. "On
Dodge cars are running every fifteen
minutes alco. Harney has car every
twenty minutes. On the Hanscum lines,
cars are fifteen minutes apart, while to
South Omaha there Is a difference of
twenty-five minutes. Council Bluffs' serv
ice Is on normal time, both from Omaha
and through the city. Herson Is twenty
five minutes. There are no c.rs on th
How Many Cars Rssnlsg,
How many cara were operated th
company declined to state. Thla, because,
according to Leussler, It would be mislead
ing to the public, which he holds imagine
more curs were running regularly than
there were, so that the present reduced
number would seem proportionately amaller
than It uctually Is.
As to the number of men out. Secretary
J. Randall of the union, said:
"There are more than Sou on strike."
The company admits something mora
"There are 300 at the outside," said Presi
dent U. W. Wattles. We have 1000 to L100
employes, of whom 6Gu are conductor or
Secretary Randall of the union declared
that a number of crews had run their
cars into the barns after making one, or
two trips. Assistant Clenerul Manager Lue
sler dei mm this.
Concerning tiuui move nothing ha
been given out.
"The company wi'.l go on operating th
best it can," said Wtttles.
Tnere Is no proi-pect of a conference be
tween the two aider (ml Immediate efforts
will be concentrated on th queatlon of
ferviee, the company striving to maintain
it and the strlkoii: laboring to get men W
leave their pi ace j
So Great Exrltemaai.
The general publlo took th fact thaVS
strike is on without extreme excitement.
Many men walked to business for th first
time in a long while and some waited a
good while for cars without knowing that
the men bad gone out at midnight. Mer
chants naturally felt the greatest concern,
but had no reason to complain of business
Saturday, for the number of people on the
downtown streets was far larger than any
previous day of the week, excepting during
the hours of the tables parade,
"How's walking?" waa the invariable
salutation addressed to every man whom
acquaintances knew lived some distance
from the tenter of th city. Men who al
wavs ride when they have farther than
two blocks to go weie heard declaring that
they "always walked anyhow."
The strike was voted at midnlg'.t Fri
day at a meeting ai the Labor Temple.
The Central Labor union bad previously
voted to extend financial and moral aid
to tbe strikers.
Mea la t harre.
The men are being directed by C. O.
Pratt and ben Commons and th officers
of the local union. Pratt I chairman and
Commons member of the executive com
mittee of the Amalgamated Association of
Street Car and Electric Railway Em
ployes. Common recently conducted the
lust Louisville fight and Pratt the success
ful venture in Philadelphia.
Pratt told tbe striking street car men
assembled at noon at th Labor tempi that
"we are making excellent headway. There
will nut be a wheel turning by nightfall."
P. 1. Lenihan, financial secretary of the
union, asserted tnat "the strike will not
last long. It may be over in twenty-four
hour. W ai highly pleased with our
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