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VOL. XLI-NO. 249.
OMAIU, AVEDXESDAY MOKXIXG,
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
TWO RIVERS ARE
The Optomistic Season
UNION PACIFIC IS
FIKST ROAD OPEN
Secretary Hillia Says President Will
lot Eire to Depend Upon Cos
tested Seats for lominatiom.
COM3CTTEE JUS ARE FOR HM.
Report That Rational Body F-Ton
, Sooierelt u Denied.
MUriSOTA REJECTS PRIM All
Republican Committee Find There
. it no Law to Register Votes.
. cosTEunoH will be mat le
Aetloa ( Ceaaltte U Take M Vic
tory tor Stat Ad .iMUCmtlon
Fare Clark aad La. S"l
lest Pile la Maaaarhaoeta.
WASHINGTON. April !.-Scretary to
the President C. D. Mlllea today Issued a
statement declaring that a majority ot
the republics,!! national committee Is
aligned with President Tart and against
Colonel Roosevelt. The statement, which
is denial ol a report to the contrary, fol
lows: "Tlio members of the national comroit
.. tea In overwlietmtng majority. ar sup
' porting the candidacy of President Tuft.
. This la demonstrated by letters, tele
grams. Interviews and publlo statements.
In which the members have made their
position perfectly clear. We are confi
dent that the committee will decide all
contests fairly and on their merits. All we
ask la mat We shall be given a real
"But President Taft's renomlnation will
not depend oa the decision ot the con
tests. He will have a larga majority of
RrpaklleaM Reject Frtsaartea.
ST. PACU A-U t-The presidential
preferential primary plan waa turned
down at a meeting of tha state republi
can committee hers today. On a motion
to table a resolution providing for the
plan tha vote stood: Aye, B; nay. 7;
Tito state convention will be held In
Minneapolis May It.
The rejection ot the presidential resolu
tion Is looked on as a victory for the
state StnMBtratlon forces. Opponent
declared .stare waa no law In Minnesota
whereby av ftrealdential preferenoa vote
might legs- be recorded on primary
ballots, while progressives pleaded that
tha attorney general bad declared such
State Senator George If. Sullivan ot
Stillwater argued that North Dakota
primaries had Shawn tha inefficiency of
tba primary system. '
"Tha democrats do not come Into our
CtHPasca-saM uU'vea. "but they
' do oeme Into our primaries.' ' -
- C. M. Rlchter, Wiarrmah taTtne IfroIreT-'
alve executive committee, said today tba
governor would be asked to convene .the
legislature la exraordlnary session to
pssa a presidential preference- primary
Clark Flies la Maaoaehaeetto,
BOSTON, April .-Papers placing the
name of Champ Clark on the democratic
presidential primary list today were filed,
but with no Mat ot delegates, although
George Fred Williams, a Clark supporter,
baa nominated himself as a candidate for
one of the delegates-a -large.
Senator La Fbllette 'a name was filed In
the republican column without a list ot
Full lists for delegatea-at-larg and for
...k .4laf am. ll I
with Taft's name, and Roosevelt leaders
Mlod papers for delegates-st-lsrgs and tor
It looks as If Tatt were sure of tba
two delegates from the First district
through Roosevelt and La Pol let te lead
era not making nominations there. The
time limit tor filing expired today.
TWO MORE SIOUX ARE
CHARGED WIT HMURDER
SlSrJ-TON. S. D April t-fwo more
Sioux Indians, Peter Seven Brothers and
Jesse Wlcetamaia, are ht Jail here, ac
cused of complicity in the murder of Ro
land Judlach, the 17-year-old boy ot
Brown's Valley, Minn., whose body was
found on a ranch near here a short time
ago. Five now are held In connection
with th crime.
For Nebraska Fair;
warmer west por-
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Mean tesnpers ur ti i a
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Normal temveraxure ,. 4
l"eflaea-T for the day...
Total aarlrtmy loc Marcs 1 in
Normal prectpitsttoa .
Iiefleiocy tor toe d y
Total raiataJI sine March
Ioeas store March I
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Deficiency for cor. period. lu J inch
ItaftcicBcy tor tat. period. BIalai inch
Step as as Fwaaa Statlewa as f a aa.
Station and Staaa Tamp, Klga- sr
of Weather. 7 i- Da. taU.
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GREAT STROGGLE FOR YOTES
Wisconsin Elects Delegates to the
WARM FIGHT OK HT CHICAGO
Mirr Irowa-el Kaaeaa tlty la Can
didate far Me-Kteetloa aa Plat
form Deaaaadlac Maatelpa 1
Ownership af Light Plant.
MILWAUKEE. Wis., April t-The
greatest struggle for votes In years began
in Milwaukee this morning at o'clock,
when tbe polls opened for the election ot
a municipal ticket, board ot aldermen
and delegates to the republican and dem
ocratic national conventions.
Nonpartisans wera endeavoring to dis
place tbe socialist city administration and
followers ot Taft and La Follette and
Wilson and Clark were fighting for rep
resentation at tbe national conventions.
h lease Valla aa Hoed laaae.
CHICAGO. April i.-At the municipal
election held hero today voters selected
thirty-six aldermen and passed on
bond issues aggregating flo.Wu,uM for tbe
construction of an outer harbor, bathing
beaches, a new contagious diseases hos
pital and other Improvements.
There was a spirited contest between
There Is a spirited contest between the
supporters of Mayor Harrison and friends
of National Democratic Committeeman
Roger C. Sullivan In nearly every ward.
It was the first municipal election since
the recent reiltltrktlne ot ward bound
aries. Several laaaes ia Kansas City.
KANSAS CITV, Mo.. April t-Fair
weather brought out a heavy early vole
in the .election to cbooae an entire city
ticket, including a mayor and twenty-
four counctlmen. A proposition to in
crease the city tax levy for the purpose
of sddlng to the ia 'axles of teachers also
was placed before the voters. Mayor
Darius A. Brown was a candidate for re
Dariua A. Brown is a candidate for re
election on a platform declaring for mu
nicipal ownerahlp of gas and electric light
plants. Henry L. Jost. democratic can
didate for mayor, la an assistant prose
cuting attorney ot Jackson county.
Heavy Vale la ft. Joseph.
ST. J08KPH, Mo.. April I-Wlth fair
weather an unusually heavy vote was
polled St the municipal election hers
today. The early vole Indicated that
Charles A. Pfelffer, republican, would
defeat Mayor A. P. Clayton, democrat.
who Is running for a third term.
La Follette Vote
Bading Beats Seidel
MILWAUKEE!, Wis., April 1 Monroe
oounty, the first ot the seventy-one coun
ties In tlis state to report the results of
the presidential preference primary today,
gave La Follette a large plurality.
The Milwaukee Sentinel declares that
Bading, nonpartisan candidate for mayor,
has defeated Beidet, socialist candidate,
bya plurality ot ,0. ;
Repcstrorn several counties laj.jjja..
nortnern part or ins state snow La
FolleUe and Wood row. Wilson leading la
the preference prims ry. -Complete
returns from the first fifty
precincts out of a total of 144 give Bading
a plurality of &, over Seidel.
ANNUAL CONVENTION BEGINS
STUDY OF BOOK OF MORMON
KANSAS CITT. Mo., April t-Wlth MO
delegates from vsrlous parts of the coun
try sttendlng. the annual convention of
Zion's Religious Literary society ot the
reorganised churches of tha Latter Day
Saints began at Independence, Mo., today.
J. A. Ounaolly of Loroonl, la., presided.
The purpose of the society Is to train
the members ot the church In the study
of the Book of Mormon.
Tha secretary's report showed that the
totsl membership Is 10.457 and that l.9
new members joined tbe society In the
DECLARES FOR CUMMINS
WEBSTER CITT, la., April I -(Special
Telegram,) Hamilton county republicans
In convention this afternoon selected
Cummins delegations to state and Tenth
district conventions. Tha convention was
quite lively, both local insurgent factions
clashing for control.
The National Capital
Tarsday, April S, 1013.
In session S p. m.
Senators-eiect Smith and Asburst of
Arlsona and Fall and Catron ut New
Mexico took oath ol orrtce.
Cotton buyers oppose before agricul
tural committee bl I to regulate selling at
General dward, insular bureau enier,
toid finance committee tree sugar would
bankrupt pcrto Ricaa producers and
Majority report on Cumaalna hill to
give Independent tobaca coanpanles right
la appeal to the supreme court af toe
United Statee from the federal decree
approving the reorgaaixatMm of the
Ajnerteaa Tobacco company, conteaoa
that congress has na right to intervene
Wool tariff a I pa said hy boose yester
day referred te senate finance committee.
Army appropriation but carrying ta,1li.
Adopted Lodge reaat-jtloa requesting
pneuoent t furnish all informatioa re
garding reported Japanese actmtj at
Mav uena ry. Lower Caiifjrnia.
Senator Root sreaeutro Ne York
prouure exebaaga caeatee"s rosnrulrn
urglijg rvtaiiat'jry actJoa araiaet Bridao
Vv eat indiea on aceM of t&etr ps aa
pertire redartiaa of duty at
Vet at nooa.
pressrat Taft ht li apal tuuue
elate apropnauvo OT lauul u Jact n
tewee ea aLamssi Jul sriiwaiwa meca
to pi event tvnxm- Caiot daxzmae.
LEnarstaaa cinamon-ve giwrranirwa fwror.
fiy repuxM a ew as amwia aiaerwaza
Han res av and sw eaaa tea at oaaa Ssr
Med nut ! ntl g mnckar Or-1
iutd an m Saul epea s aamnnsa ur
ecMve Ds aainuiiii t Ifiaraant.
Km tow-Missal a Mil
-i aibit Biawiiua TifliTai with u
levers and aauhow a-mnmlue dhtigasT
o report favorably Bprtattauve Rana--ieii'e
appropriating bV tto- an igth-
m.ng leveaa la aUanawnpi. -Iiamirt andJ
Agrlftiltural ovaiudttise srsTin haartog
ea Basil ermoa ball.
Weather Bareaa Predicts Oreatest
Flood in History of the
PBXVIOUS RECORDS BROSHT
Heavy Raini Continue and Further
Rise ii Expected.
LEVEE BREAKS AT HICKMAN
Mississippi Fours Current Eight Feet
Seep Through Kentucky Town.
TWO THOUSAND ARE HOMELESS
Patrol Soaads 'arlni and It ta
Brllevrd There la -No Lvaa at
Life Food Supply la
W ASHINGTON, April ?.-In a special
forecast late today tlio weather bureau
experts here picdlcKd the floods In the
lower Mlrstoslppl valley would be the
greatest in the history if the levees along
the banks hold. Very heavy rains on tlio
Tennessee. Cumberland and lower Ohio
watersheds have caused the Mississippi
to rise rapidly.
At Cairo, 111., a stage of 64 5 feet Is
predicted for Wet'ncsdsy with a pos
sibility of 5 feet In Tour or rive days.
At Memphis, a stae of feet Is pre
dicted In five -or six days with possibly
a hieher stage It the levees hold.
Above High 'Water Mark at Cairo.
CAIRO, 111.. April t lUdlrosds and
the vltlsens cf Carlo co-operated today
In attempting to keep the Ohio and Mis
sissippi rivers out of Carlo, Cltlscna
quit their business and aided In patrol
ling the levees north of hers In tha
dralnsge districts. The railroads brought
hundreds of men here for' emergency
The river gauge reglstsred M.S feel
today, 1.1 feet higher than previous
records. The Indications are that the
river will rise to H feet later In the
week. The levies which protect Carlo,
will stand M feet of water.
The Mississippi has spread over the
low lands of southeastern Missouri end
nothing but water ran be seen on the
Missouri side of the river here.
ST. LOUIS, April :.-The rise ot the
Mississippi river at St. Loula apparently
has been checked temporarily. The
gauge today reglstsred fc.l feet, the same
ss yesterday. The river la not exieoted
to rise untU the flood In the Missouri
reaches bars later In ths week.
Hecstpt here tills afternoon of a pre
diction from Washington that the rvers
hero will within ssveral days reach a
height ut fifty-sis feel, threw the out
sells of Cairo Into a panla and started
an exodus from the city.
Many women and children were put on
afternoon, trains and mure prepared te
leavsj, A'lt! levees ars UV v 444ift JmtiiM sallse. apart, -4 ssatat aol more than
they cannot be mads high enough to
keep bach tlte predleted rise.
Weather Observer Barron of Cairo this
afternoon said that the breaking of
levees at lllokman, Ky lias relieved
Cairo from any present denser of a
serious flood. The lllokman leves also
protected Lake county, Tennessee, and
tills section, aocordlng to Ihs westher ob
server, wtll be flooded.
Levee at Itlekaina llreaas,
HICKMAN, nr., April 1,-Liawn today
revealed something of the damage dens
here but night whan the flood waters of
tba Mlestsslppl river breached the West
Hickman levee and poured a eurrent eight
feet deep through the town.
From hill le hill the river flows this
morning, severing farms and flooding
stores and factories,
Two thousand persons ars hoaislees.
With th. somlng of dsytlght tin work of
earing r tbe refugees waa taken up,
T'y wsrs temporarily sheltered by ths
residents at Uie highlands last night and
the nls shipped by the stats military
will .erlvs today. Organisation of Ihs
eomrot Deary is - giving mush aoneern,
Mueh of the feed supply was destroyed
In the rush of water and there are not
enough provisions en band to Isst ths
refugees through ths week,
Tha west end of the Irvee went out
about K o'clock Isst night, at a point
where II wss supposed to be strongest.
Men who had been working in relays for
four days to reinforce ths levee stood
by their poets all day In a driving rain.
Soma of them had gone hems to rest, and
meet of the Inhabitants were In bed wbea
the crash eama
The patrol st once sounded the warn
ing elgnal agreed upon, then sprang Into
the boats wbkth had bean moored lor
this snMrgsney fines tba tight against
the river bos an, and rowed aoroes ths
lowlands on ths crest af tbe flood. All
ths workers and these whose homes wera
endangered re u bed Ilia bills In safety,
awl there was inurb dlstrees amons the
woman and children before thsy were
housed for ths night
At aadnlght residents an the Missouri
shore opposite Hickman were warned to
flee, as tlie levee there waa In Immlnuut
danger of going out. The water la two
feet higher than ever before recorded,
aad at expected te rata twa test mora,
"Above Keewr d Mark al Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Tenn, April .While the
flood tituatton had keen aggravated by
rains ot yesterday and last night there
had been ne break ht the Miaslslppt levee
today. Altlesngh the strain la great
axa(BSt ths upper portion of the St. Fran
cis le i at In Arsnasaa, opposite Mem
scna, both ths gnvernment and levee
hoard offHahi express eonfldenca today
thar win he abta to hold s casus. Una
Leva es hi thai district.
T!s water tram the break ot th knaUl
la e asacg Bayoa Ganroaa, which pro
tects ths BTWiands at tba ctty. enatton rs
te snaats dli,ii;rti;t ta rest rata of that
snoiaa. on some af (ha streets tint wa o
Si sis that dasa.
Two tasdtetad dse sf forty an- that, sa
ns asoat ay cks weaxnar barjata win arid
g a my s Om 4 maga siraidy dona In
aha asHK Tha gangs Bidsy tesjstsied fL
snow itig a nae af ss n-aRtbs sinaa tba
haw. D dins, tia highest aver ramidisL
aUelnst as Kaaeaa CBy,
KJUXaas CITT. Mow April 1. SBth ttta
Miasssirl and Kanaas rtrars etnrttnuad to
rise here today, but the g"isi niuent
sMautier tureeaster add they would be-
(Continued oa Seennl Px, ge.
"rom the Cleveland Plsln Dealer.
BILL TO CUTEXPRESS RATES
Measure Introduced in House Pro
vides for Zone System.
TEN CENTS MINIMUM CHARGE
Hate la Be Twa Crate a Toaad on
Small I'arkages Betweea Polate
Leee Traa S30 Miles
WASHINGTON, April I -The house In
terstate and foreign commerce commit
tee today reported favorably a bill to
amend the law giving ths Interstate
commerce commission authority over ex
press companies. Provision would be
made for rule xones, the charges vary
ing according to the distance the .lack
age wss carried from ths point of origin.
A closs working arrangement also would
be provided between the express com
panies and the rural free delivery sys
tem of the pustofflce department.
The bill would govera the transporta
tion of packages not exceeding eleven
pounds In weight and with a valuation
of SW or Iras. No allowance would be
made for cxpenae or transfer from one
expreas company to another. The rates
would be fixed as follows:
Between any two points In the United
States more than 2.0ft) miles aiiert It
cents per pound; not more than' t.
miles apart. cents: not more thsn
Ml miles apart. S cents; not more thsn
so miles apart, 4 cents, snd between
points not more than S miles apart, 2
cents per pound.
It Is provided, however, that no ex
prrss company shall be compelled to
accept for transportation any package
at a charge less thsn 1 .cents.
The provision for co-ope ration between
the expreaa companies snd the rursl
free delivery routes la the most dis
cussed feature. Ki press matter destined
for a farmer living on a rursl msll
route would be delivered by the express
agent at the nearest point to Its desti
nation where, provided the shipper had
attached the necessary postage. It would
be turned over to the msll csrrler.
through the regular channels, for de
livery. Rural carriers likewise would be
authorised to accept matter on which
postage had been paid for delivery to
the expreas company.
Failure of any express company to
carry out ths provisions of the lew would
be punished by a fine In each case of
Slot and attorney's fees, together with
such damages aa the person aggrieved
might collect In court.
Mob in Arkansas
Lynches Wrong Man
FORT SMITH. Ark.. April I -Investigation
of a lynching, in which It Is
said the wrong negro wss hanged, re
sulted today In the ctty council removing
Chief of Police Barry. Mght Captain
Smart, eight patrolemen, abolishing the
detective bureau and dismissing Chief
Detective Ptthcock. Witnesses st the
hearing said the polios did not try to
protect the black. County authorities
aay tbey hare evidence that the negro
lynched wss not armed when Deputy
Cms table Andrew Carr was shot. Soon
after Carr was shot the suspected negro
was lynched. Carr died today.
Two Red Sea Ports
FE1UM, Red Sea, April 1-Tfce captain
of ths Italian erutser Ilemoete today pro
claimed a blockade ot tha porta of
Leo he and Sallf, oa tha Temea coast at
the Ked sea, and alro of Kamaran
Island, ths cable station, which cost
awcta various titles en the Arabian shore
The Italian war vessel has ae red the
ennnertions hy cable between lOunaraa
and the Arabian mainland. ;
The Brttiab steamer Woodcock has
been arrested by ths Italians In the
vtdm'ty of Canhcla hersitaa It was trans
EDWARD O'CONNOR TERRY,
BRITISH ACTOR, IS DEAD
LOSDO.V, April l-Cdwsrd Terry, the
acuat, who has been suffering far some
time with asm-Ids, died ay at Baauav.
Snrrxx. ased J ears.
-award O'Connor Terry was ana af rhe
moat papular actors an ths British staaa.
an which he had appeared almoat ennrisw-
uoualy tor nearly halt a oaatiu . Ha war
a writer ot dlsrtnrtVin and had ti-vclod
uraeely la. India, Australia and. Soitrri
CHIt'AUO, April 1-Federal Investiga
tion of the testimony of witnesses before
the Lorimer senate committee cams to
an snd today. The grand jury, which
was to have Inquired Into Ihs testimony
of some of the witnesses with a view of
determining whether perjury was com
mitted, was discharged on what waa said
to have been ordcra from Washington.
Ths report of the senate committee in
the Lorimer Inquiry and the verdict nt
the Jury In the packers' trial absolving
the packers from criminality are be
lieved to have been the controlling fac
tors In Ihe decision to dismiss the federal
The order discharging the regular grand
Jury waa quietly entered on the court
records and almoat before ths genera'
public waa aware that the Inveatlgaiinn
had ceased the Jurors drew their psv
vouchers snd left for their homes.
It Is expected that the special grand
Jury which is now In session will com
plete Its labors and be discharged within
None of the federal officials would dis
cuss tlis dlsrhargs of ths grand Jury or
comment on the reasons for its being
dissolved. - -
for Roads Fighting
Missouri Rate Law
WASHINGTON. April --Frank Hager
man of Kansas City, Mo., speaking for
the eighteen railroads fighting tha vslid
Ity of the Missouri msxlmum freight and
S-cent passenger rates before the supreme
court of the United Stales, today dis
cussed means of distributing the cost of
doing business between Interstate and In
trastate traffic. The problem arises In
all the stats rste esses where It Is
claimed the stste rates are confiscatory.
It wss argued by Mr. Hagerman that
the proper buds for distribution should
be the revenue obtelned from Interstste,
as compared with Intrastate commerce
and not a ton mile basis ss proposed by
This wss ths second day ot Ihe argu
ment on the Missouri rates. After Mr.
Hsgerman closed. Senator B. Ladd made
the first address to ths court on behalf
of the state.
Confesses Murder of
LAFAYETTE. La.. April t -Clementine
Barnabet, a half-blood negress, told a
story here today thai the police suthort
ties say tbey accept as clearing the mys
tery veiling tbe hilling of twenty negroes
in southwest Louisiana and which It Is
said gsvs clues thst will fix ths guilt
for fifteen other night assassinations of
blocks In Louisiana and Texas.
From Clementine's story It appears she
led a mysterious negro cult, the mem
bers ot which performed the rites of
The negress dec is red shs killed seven
teen of tbe victims with her awn hands.
Five Prisoners Make
Escape from Court
Room at St. Louis
8T. LOUIS, April 1 Five men, one 1
confessed murderer, and four charged
with burglaries and robberies escaped
from Judge Wilson A. Taylor's court
room while court was in session oa the
third floor of the municipal courts build
ing today. They were la a cage adjoining
ths court room. Tbe men crawled through
a small doer In tha rear of the cage to
the window sill, then walked along a
narrow ledge to another window twenty
feet away, re-entered tha building aad
escaped. James Keller, who killed sis
wffs last Christmas era, waa ana at tbe
prisoners who eacaped.
UAH AND WOMAN KILLED
BY GASOLINE EXPLOSION
MEADE, Kssw April tTha exolnaiho
of a gasoline tank In tbstr a I hauas
near here tomsy Srsngrit Instant asth
ta Mr. ant MMi X. R. JDIla- Tha nam
wsa mown oft nut ths Interior of ths
dunsut demolished by lira. Tha Mlllara
eama bars from Atkinson, TIL,, sigh teen
months ago and Bled oa a claim.
YOTERS DECIDE CITY ISSUES
Rebratksnt Hold Their Annual Mu
THIRTY VOTES CAST 15 VALLEY
rloed-Swrpt Tew a Derides ta be
Dry Remainder at the Tear
Baaeroft Deoldea ta
VALLHr. Ness April --Special Tele
gram,) Hut thirty votes were cast In the
election held here today. Two members
of the old board were re-elected, and It
will be dry, the same ss last year. C
B. Nichols, a democrat, will In all prob
ability be reappointed mayor.
FKNDKK, Neb., April l- Special Tele
gram. VTha lluuor question wss not
voted on here today, as ths town wiU
stsy wet Tha cttlaens' ticket and so
cialists hsd It out and tha former won
out. Heyne, Conway aad Albert sun were
elected for the hoard. At this time It Is
not know who will be appointed mayor.
BANCROFT. Neb.. April --(Special
Telegram.) Ths Initiative and referendum-were
voted on her today for the
first time. There wera 1st votes oast and
ths town went feet hy.elghteeg majority.
The Hires oirw members elected for 'the
bfutfV-wiW TcpmilharoiT ' ."
CLAY CENTER, Nsb.. April l -(Special
Tolrgism.)-J. K. Wheeler will be the
next mayor of Clay Center. Llrenss was
not an sue, hut ths lows will be dry.
Democrats Win in
South Omaha for
the City Offices.
( Thomas Iloctor, democrat, waa elected
mayor ot South Omaha at the election
Jield at that place yesterday. J. 4. Ull-
lln. democrat, waa re-elected treasurer
and Perry Wheeler, republican, was
probably elected clork.
Ryan and Plvonka, democratic members
of the Fire and Police Board, who wera
Monday Indicted by ths grand Jury, were
Jsck Wslters won out In ths First ward
and John Franek In the Second.
The successful candtdata were:
Mayor, Tom Iloctor, dem.
Treasurer, John Olllln, dem.
Clerk, 1'erry Wheeler, rep.
Tax commissioner, Jerry Fltsgerald,
illy attorney, Ilenrv Murphy, rep.
Kire and Police board, John Hysn. dem.,
Joe Plvonka, dem.
Coundlfnen First ward. Jack Walters,
dem.; Second ward, John Franek, dem.;
Third ward. Tom Alcon. dem.: Fourth
ward, John III he, rep.; Fifth ward, Steve
Wawrysinklewlca. rep.: Sixth wsrd, J.
Williams, rep.; Seventh ward, llenrv
The complexion of ths council politically
rrmalna as It was before. City Clerk
Good of the Indicted men was made the
goat fur the administration.
San Diego Police
BAN 111 BOO. CaX. April I -Ths police
have confiscated numerous copies of ths
Ssn Francisco Bulletin ot March
which contained a fuU pags article
headed "gag laws against free speech in
San lhego. fifteen men Were arrested
late yesterday while sagsged Ur selling
the papers. Fourteen of them wars re
Chief sf Polios Wilson said ths Bulletin
hsd been placed by th authorities hers
In th same category with two other pub
lications the ssle of which had been for
Both sr organ of ths Industrial Work
ers of ths World, so published at New
castle, Pa., and tha other at Beettle.
Are Attacking Parral
JI--NEZ. Mexico. April --The bat
tle tor sasuusaon ot the important ctty
at Parral hissu this mnrrrlrig Pilars!
Casnpa sooted hn nam In th hills aaar
tha ctty and aa arUUary duel segaj a.
Tha city k e f-ued ST Oanarals Sate
sd T TO wttk a ft ml Sere
1 eat ma I tuny
rha oaqamr af ass fty fnr
neat s repair exsra- aftar tha
day as Build a
TtotKtry at which place has been
r rmmad a Sasaral sure from Tsrraoa
a. easing ed snumsrt.
Was aseu saath toaay tn rsssiw.
TwentT-Rre Trains Tied Vn Since,
Saturday Are Given a Fresh
FSXSHETS ARE ALSO ST AS TED
Becedin Waters Show Devastation
Which Ha Been Wrought.
PROVISION TRACTS RUSHED
Fronertr 'lost is Hear- at Soma
Points in Stats.
LAKE KARAWA FULL OF WATER
Sertawrotera aad Barllagtoa Hop
ta Have Their Llaea Open tar
Servlee hy Today ta Re-Kstaa-llsh
Kearalar See tea.
The I'nlon Pacific wss tbe first road
to get Its trains to operating aver tha
flood-stricken district out ot Omaha. Tester-day
aftemooa at 1 o'clock tea pu n-
Kr trains which have bean tied up here
for the last two or three days wera
started west la a pen session shout fit-
teen minutes apart.
Other roads hops to hsvs bridges and
washouts repaired ss thst trains may bo
When the outgohag Umok Pacific trains
reached Fremont the fifteen trains whlcd
had been, marooned there were started
Trains oa several of the lines are still
being detoured. with no particular re-
card for tlms schedules, snd ssveral
days will have elapsed before conditions
ars hack to normal.
As soon as ths congestion of passenger
trains was reduced freights wera started
CJt from Omaha, carrying food, provi
sions and coal to tbe sufferers slong tba
Union Pacific la ths flooded sections.
Ths first trains started from Omaha
wera fruit, provisions and beer.
Much Property Deetroyed.
Receding waters In ths flooded dis
tricts along ths Plstts and Kikhorn re
vtal S scene of vast destruction, tha
worst la ths history at Nebraska. Streets
In ths stricken towns ars Uttered with
debris, snd In some places ths topog
raphy ot farms has been entirely
changed. Water stands, and In soma In
stance Is still running In ths lowlands,
and ssveral days will have elapsed be
fore commerce and traffic Is restored
Heavy lea at Serf elk.
A conservative estimate ot flood dam
age In the business section of Norfolk
Is HI, OMW Mad I son county bridges wera
damaged Is ths extent of aj.Wa, and It la
probahla ens block ot paving la Norfolk
will be reutld, In other towns ths dam
age Is much greater.
F leads have ss filled Lake Msaawa that
N has heart Hers ssaxT to blast out" Us
dam In Mosquito creek, which was built
for ths purpose ot filling ths lake with
back water. i
'Wats Hlak al Maaawa.
Tha laks will contain a larger amount
nf water this year thari for many s as suns.
It Is the Intention ol the ma agent t to
put In stirs Vachtlng and bathing facili
ties, and otherwise improve ths laks for
When the park will open has not been '
snneuneed. L. If. Bsmett, lessee and
manager. Is sxpscted soon to return from
Florida and begin plans tor tha coming
Fremeat ta Aot salkly.
A report come from Fremont thst
along ths Plstts river til low farm
lands were badly damaged by the strand
current snd floating lea and In plaoea
covered from sis Inches to a foot with
sand. Damages ta bridges and read
In Dodge county may reach 1120,00. A
special meeting ot th county hoard I
ordered for tomorrow and the state art
bo aaked to help lo replace ths longer
bridges. A part ot tha dlks built by
a drainage district lo cut th water oft
from th north -channel I gone and tha
channel which runs across Frsatobt
Islsnd, looks like a permanent on. Th
lave slso built by th drainage district
sxtendlng slong tha old north bank won
ot town wss only washed out a Utile
in on place. There la likely to be strut
ous opposition lo spending sny mora
money on the dike.
Elkhsra Still -tetag.
It waa reported from Arlington last
night that the Elkoora was still rising.
Tha Northwestern hsd a his gang work-'
Ing on their bndg at Fremont all day,
hut crossing wss found Imposslbla. Tha
Platte at Fremont wss normal Isst night.
James Suttaa and WIU Jurgansaa tipped
out of a boat In attempting to cross
east ot Fremont and savsd their Uvea
by hanging ta a tree five hours. Suttou
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