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he Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVII XO. 205
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 27, 190S TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COrY TWO CENTS.
FOUR MOKE BISHOPS
. j Methodist Conference Finishes Work
TWO CHOSEN OS FIFTEENTH
Dr. Lewis of Iowa and Dr. Hughes
' of Indiana Elected Early in Daj.
DR. MT5TYRE ON SIXTEENTH
i Los Angeles Dirine Is the Seventh
f BRISTOL COMPLETES THE LIST
Fnato of Metropolitan M. E. Chnrch
at WMkliftm Elected oa tho
Eighteenth Ballot-r Chore.
JTXWXY ZUICTX9 BISHOP.
Dr. William T. Aadarson, Ir Tork.
Sr. JoJia Knelaon, Bar, O.
Dr. WUUtm A. Quayla, CUoico.
Dr. Cfearl W. Smith, Pittsburg.
Sr. WUaon S. twla, Sloax City. ,
Sr. Bdwia H. Knga, Oreeacastlo, lad.
Dr. Robrt Mclntyre. Lo Angeles
Dr. Frank M. Bristol. Washington.
BALTIMORE. May 26. The general con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal church
this afternoon finished the work of elect
ing bishops by choaing Dr. Frank M. Bris
tol of Washington on the eighteenth bal
lot. Dr. Robert Mclntyre of Lo Angeles,
Dr. W. 8. Lewis, president of Mornlng
rde College and Dr. Edwn H. Hughes,
president of DePauw Unverslty were
elected earlier In the day.
The thirteenth ballot resulted In nd
choice as follows: Total vote, 731; neces
sary to a choice, 488; Rev. Drs. Edwin H.
Hughes of Greencastle. Ind.. 4fl; Wilson F.
Lewis of Sioux City, 4M; Robert Mclntyre
of Los Angeles. 422; Homer C. Stuns of
Madison. N. J., 346; David O. Downey of
New York, 29; Frank M. Bristol of Wash
ington, 198; Joseph B. Hlngeley of Minne
apolis, 113; Henry C. Jennings of Cincin
nati, KS; Dsnlel Dorchester, Jr.. ofMrVL'
nstl, 109; M. C. B. Mason (colored) of
Cincinnati, V; Daniel Dorchester, Jr., of
Pittsburg. 73; Richard J. Cooke of New
Tork. 72; Charles L. Ooodell of New
Fourteenth ballot: No election. Total
vote, 755; necessary for a choice, 804.
Lewis. 488; Hughes, 488; Mclntyre, 4;
Stunts, S44; Bristol. SIT; Downey. 273;
Vision, 310; Hlngeley, 190; Jennings, 90;
Cooke, 62; Dorchester. 53; Ooodfcil, 25.
lal or All Methodists.
Rev. Dr. Thomas H. Lewla. Rev. Dr.
A. L. Reynolds and J. W. Herring, the spe
cial commission appointed by the Methodist
Protestant general conference at Pitts
burg last week as a return delegation to
respond to the overtures looking toward
organised union with the Methodist Episco
pal church, were Introduced today. They
were received with great enthusiasm.
..The response . Methodist Froteat
- ants, ow given by Drv Lewis, was that that
tody believed In and was esger for organic
anion, nut because rte membership is found
north and south. It la most desirous of
Joining a united Methodism. They desire
t- n:.ik-; ti t tr im tern-lit uwarda union a
iwn u wnr.l t I'.raa un.ru of the Metho
ds' E,V- -iuih and the Methodist
r'copa! c'r.'iJi sout'.i
T iiill to ini- dominium ol sentiment
to:irU M.l :iiRr uvict the Methodist
Protestants are asking the United Brethren
denomination to co-operate with them In
seeking this end. In this way responding to
the ik rturs from the United Brethren
looking towards organised union between
th.j Methodist Protestanta and that body.
DR. LEWIS PKOMI.tEXT IN IOWA
President off Mornlnsalde College,
Near Sloox City.
SIOUX CITY, la.. May .- Special.)-Th
election of Rev. Dr. W. 8. Lewla, president
of Momlngslde eollege, as bishop of the
yethodist Episcopal church, has aroused
Hussion in Sioux City as to Dr. Lewis'
t'iiure flans. It Is said Dr. Lewis declared
he would not accept an election to the
blshroplc unless he were to be permitted
to finish the work of securing the SMCUPO
endowment for Morningslde college. Many
fel that an episcopal residence will be
established In the west and It ta hoped
hero that Dr. Lewis may be given this sta
tion. It would not be contrary to all
precedent If Dr. Lewis should be allowed
to remain In the executive chair of the
college for some years to come, other
Methodist bishops having carried en edu
cational work In connection with ecclesias
The board of trustees of the college- will
meet on June t. Dr. Lewis' year expires
June 10. The news of his election has been
received with great Joy In northwestern
Iowa, where Dr. Lewis is widely known.
There will be regret over his departure
frcm this part of the state, but his friends
are pleased over his promotion, feeling that
It la a deserving recorr.ltlon of good work
on the part of a good man.
FAMOUS OUTLAWS SURRENDER
Taosnas aad Jaaaea Wyrllff
. Themaelrea l'p to Oklahea
TAHLEQUAH. Okl.. May 3i.-Thomas
and James Wycllffe, the famous Oklahoma
oinlaws, who hsve been hunted by the au
thorities of Oklahoma for 13 years, surren
der&d to til slate authorities of Oklahoma
NEGRO RESCUED FROM MOB
Mat ka Robbed Saloon Taken fcy
O Hirers In Tint to Snro
BELLEVILLE. 111., May J.-After hay
ing been chased two miles by a score of
Infuriated farmers, bent on lynching him
for hatn.g robbed a saloon. George Lewis,
a negro, wss rescued from the mob by
deputy sheriffs Just ss a noose wss bring
actuated about hia neck and was safely
landed In Jail here today.
Eldeai Mich Decree Mason.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. May -(Special Tela
grSm.V Ceremonies attending the 'wo days
funersl of Martin Collins, the eldest thirty
third degree Mason In the United State,
who died yesterday, aged S3, were begun
at the home at 11 o'clock thla morning and
J wer prtvste for the family and frU-nda.
The body will lie ln state at th Scottish
cathedral until 2 o'clrck tomorrow.
kne Mason will have an elaborate
ceremony. Leading Mason are arriving
for tho funeral. Mr. Collin broke the fa
mous deadlock thirty years ago. sending
treat u Wells, father of th present mll
lionalr nvajror, 14 coogrea
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
Weaaetasr, Mar 2T, !SO.
1903 -vlAy2 1908
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34 5 6 Z 8j9
10 J I 12 13 U 15 16
1Z IS 19 20 21 22 23
25 26 2Z 28 2930
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Generally fair, except possibly looal thun
derstorms Wednesday; cooier Wednesday.
For Nebraska Probably showers snd
thunuderstorms Wednesday; cooler Wed
nesday. For Iowa Generally fair and continued
warm, except local thunderstorms Wed-
Fn. 3 Hour. De
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1 a. m
8 a. m
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10 a. m
11 a. m.
1 p. m
2 p. m
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Mile, Pa., are al
nglng In the hope
ie In the Investl
sed existence of
'ing sent to the
o a telegram of
lowed to wl
the dffect mi S d.
gallon of Dlst
Many clues U
Mrs. Gunness a
La Porte officer
Mr. Bryan, says. nas favored the en
actment Into law of a bill for publicity
of campaign contributions. Page 2
Heroic efforts are being made In Wash
ington to secure the enactment of some
sort of financial legislation. rag 1
The price of corn still rises In Chicago.
Notorious Wycllffe outlaw surrenders to
authorities of Oklahoma. rag X
Crest of the flood passes Fort Worth,
Tex., during Tuebday and little more dam
age Is done. The loss In Oklahoma Is
enormous. rag 1
Presbyterian Mission board asks for
$1,200,000 to conduct the work the coming
Methodist elect Dr. Wilson S. Lewis of
Sioux City, la.. Dr. Edwin H. Hughes of
Greencastle, Ind., and Dr. Bristol, rag X
Colorado gives enthusiastic welcome to
the trade excursionists of Omaha, rag 1
Illinois officers take negro away trora
would-be lyncher. rag 1
Governor of Colorado Issues requisition
for Frank Shercllffe. rag 1
Tidal wave lifts tramp ateamer on Its
trip to New York. rag 1
Monitor Florid will become a target for
American vessels. P7
Soldiers at Chester, Pa., are ordered to J
shoot to kill if further trouble takes piac.
Graln rate hearing at Lincoln cornea to
an end. rag 3
Men digging water works trenches at
Beaver City strike for higher wages.
School fund apportionment to the coun
ties at the rate of a fraction over 90 cents
per pupil. rag 3
Cornhusker track athletes hope to beat
Minnesota In Saturday's meet. rag
COMl&XmClAI. AJTD rDTAJICZAX.
Live stock markets. rag T
Grain markets. ragT
Storks and bonds. rag 7
MOYXXZKTt) OP OCXAV ITBAMUXTS.
NKW YORK .
NEW YORK .
. Praatdant GraaC
..Kroa r. Wllbelm
. Koeals Albert.
. Mar. Waahlnitsa
. Groa. Kvrturau
FALLIERES PUJSJN BUSY DAY
Ceremonial Call I son Member of
English Relajatns; Moose Paid
r Franco man.
LONDON. Ma 24 M. Fsllieres, who ar
rived here yesterday on a visit to the king
of England, had a busy day today. He
held a reception to the Gallic colony in
London at the French embassy, after
which he made a round of ceremonial calls
upon various members of the English
reigning houses. In th afternoon, accom
panied by King Edward and Queen Alex
andra, he paid a state visit to the Franco
ANOTHER CASE0F THE PLAGUE
Report that Ln Gnayrn Will B
Reopened Boon Regarded Prenaa
tnr at Wlllemstad.
WILLEHSTAD. Curacao, May i. The
report thet the port of La Guayara would
bo re-opened In the Immediate future Is
considered here to be premature as It is
unofficially stated that another case of
bubonic plague has occurrd there sine the
Issuance of President Cartro's decree.
Popo Ptna Receive Bishop.
ROME. May I'd. Pope Pius today re
ceived in private audience the Kt. Rev.
Charles E. McDonnell, bishop of Brooklyn,
who afterward introduced to the pope his
secretary. Mgr. John I. Barrett, and over
100 American pilgrims, most of whom left
New Tork with the bishop April 30.
RATES WILL NOT GO HIGHER
Seathweatera Railroad gold To 1
NEW TORK. May S8 There will be no
Immediate advance ln tariff rates on rail
roads of the southwest, according to an
announcement made today by F. A. Lei and.
chairman of the southwestern tariff com
mittee, which has been In session here
for more then a week. On the other hanl,
Mr. Leland said, a proposition to make
some slight reduction In rate will be sab
mttted to the roada for approval.
City Barked I nder Berkeley.
BERKELEY. CaL. May fx. Buried a few
feel undt-r the claaaie soil of -the Univer
sity of California lies a ctiy of the stone
age whnae walla rrapond to the In
struments of the members of me Berkeley
society for physical reavarch and show their
well defined locations, according to the In
vestigation made by Prof. Jooeph Venl,
preaidant of the local Fajrc&icoJ SKKiiot and
TEN DEAD AT FORT WORTH
Crest of Flood Expected There Some
Time During Day.
RAILROADS SUFFER HEAVY LOSS
Fear Thoosaad Persest Homeless at
Dallas, Where Water la Reced
ing itrea Oklahoma
FORT WORTH. Tex., May Jg. With the
waters of the Trinity river still near the
summit of the banks, another great volume
of water began pouring from the west
fork of that stream toward this city late
last night. Early today the river is rising
at a rate of six Inches an hour and with
such conditions as already prevail the out
come when the crest of this second rush
of waters reach this city cannot be fore
told. That considerable additional property
loss and suffering will result Is considered
From 8unday night until noon yesterday
the river was receding but slowly. During
the afternoon the water was at a stand
still. Last night the second rise, the crest
of which should reach Fort Worth by late
The number of dead here stands at ten.
Two of the bodies of those drowned Sat
urday night were recovered yesterday. One
was that of a man named Welch, an em
ploye of a saloon, and the other was of
a farmer. Pople. The railway situation
shows but slight Improvement. The Rick
Island Is making no effort to run trains
In any direction. The Joint track of the
Texas & Pacific, Missouri. Kansas &
Texas and Cotton Belt will not be opened
for traffic before Thursday at least. The
Missouri, Kansas & Texas la making no
efforts to run trains north and the 'Frisco
Is stopping all southbound trains at Car
rollton and turning them back.
The Fort Worth A Denver hopes to put
a train through today, but its success Is
Railroads Lose) Million.
Communication was attempted yesterday
with Dallas over the Houston St Texas
Central by way of Ennis, but the trains
could not proceed further than the last
named point. Only the International St
Great Northern and th Houston & Texas
Central had their tracks open yesterday.
A considerable estimate places the losses
of the railroads at Sl.000.000.
A serious situation has developed here In
connection with the c'.ty water supply. The
mains are filled with black, muddy water
unfit for drinking even after being boiled
and settled. The city authorities declare
it may be a week before they can restore
the normal water supply. In the mean
time those who can afford It are buying
water from private artesian wells and
those who cannot afford it are drinking
the water that comes from the mains.
Tririlling rescues were reported from
Currowton and Grapevine. Thirteen men,
women and children were caught In the
overflow of the Denton river.
Their condition became so precarious that
they were forced to hold the children upon
their shoulders In order to keep them from
drowning. Thes paopl. staed fa water al-
most to their necks for tan hours until res
Thirteen railroad employe engaged In re
pairing a bridge at Grapevine were hemmed
In by the rising waters on Monday. They
sought refuge on top of a big water tank
and at last .accounts were still on the tank
surrounded by four miles of water. An
effort will be made to day to rescue them.
Water Receding at Dallas.
DALLAS. Tex., May 26. After doing
damage of over Jl. 000, 000, drowning at least
three people and rendering 4.000 people ln
Dallas homeless, the Trinity river today is
falling slowly. It Is believed that when
the water has receded It will be found
that th number of deaths will be Increased.
All of the workmen who were carried
down with the Texas A Pacific bridge yes
terday have not been accounted for.
Frank Edwards lost his life last night by
falling Into the backwater on McKlnney
venue ln the heart of the residence dis
trict. Dallas business men are raising funds to
succor the distressed and homeless. The
city Is still without light and water, the
plants being Inundated. A few street cars
are being operated by th power furnished
by private companies. All the railroads are
practically tied up, but few trains being
able to enter or leave Dallas.
Record (or Brnso nt Waco.
WACO. Tex.. May 2S.-The Brasoa river
is higher here by two feet than ever known.
Thousands of acres of land have been over
flowed and the damage to crop Is heavy.
People living ln ths lowlands have been
driven from their homes. Five Inches of
rain fell In ten hours. Railroads hare been
waahed out badly. Tributaries of the Bra
sos river are extremely high and crops
along these streams have been damaged.
Seven Dead In Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY. OkL. May 2S.-Seven
persons are dead, from four to 300 are
homeless, thousands of acres of lowlands
are inundated, hundreds of houses are
waahed away or damaged, railroad and
wagon bridges are gone over a large area
of the southern part of the state; several
of the railroad bridges are damaged and the
tracks of nearly every railroad company
otierellng In the state are either waahed
away entirely or disarranged ln those sec
tions visited by the heaviest rains and
most disastrous floods. The dead:
WILLIAM T. LINDLEY, Anadarko.
THOMPKINS CHEEK. Shan wee
W. B. HALLERJS. wife and child, Fred
erick. NEGRO, downed at Guthrie.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN. body found
floating In Cimarron river near Guthrie.
Near Davenport both the Frisco and Katy
tracks are washed out. Near El Reno &)e
feet of the Choctaw track la gone. On the
Santa Fe near Guthrie the tracks were
damaged, but thave been replaced. The
Rock Island near Apache and near Fort
Cobb has been damaged In the loct!r.g
of bridge tents. The tracks of the Wichita
Falls and Northwestern ln th Big Pasture
are unsafe and trains are delayed. The
Oklahoma Central ha practically aban
doned Its service.
More than 600 house In West Guthrie
are autmieraTCd. Th flood has fallen, but
th bottoms are still submerged and water
four feet deep is running through the
streets. Hundreds are homeless and
transportation from on part of town to
another Is by means of boat.
Along the valley of th North and South
Canadian river th Cimarron, th Arkan
sas th Washita and Red rivers, thousands
of acres of growing crops have been dam
aged and many homes washed away.
Mat Killed by Train.
MARSHALLTOWN. Ia., May U.-Speclal
Telegram. V-Aleck Tow, f!" years of age.
was struck and Instantly killed by Mil
waukee passenger train near Dunbar last
night Tow waa a mulo. '
On Saturday, Mar 30. Manorial day
saarcleee will bo keld ln onr city to
pay trtknt to the memory of tho as
that have paased away la th df sns
f ear flag.
Zm ken day of peace and prosper
ity we son at Una forget to take part
im these exerctaes. Bat thla flam
mnst k kept alive, and th way to do
It 1 for each of a to lay aslds busi
ness for a few fconra and Join thos
that inter at tbemselve ln arrang-lag
ths program, oo that th young a
well a th old may observe) this day.
Bow, therefore, a mayor of th
city, X urg and rauat that all busi
ness honsea cloe from 1 o'clock to
6 o'clock oa atarday afternoon, that
we may all take part la the exer
cise, and thereby Impress apoa oar
children th aerda of theee his
JAbtXB O. PilLMAB, Mayor.
MONITOR TO BECOME TARGET
American Gnns nnd Torpedoes Will
B Trained Cpon the Lit
NORFOLK Va.. May 28 Everything Is
In readiness for the gunnery tests to which
the monitor Florida ia to be subjected ln
lower Chesapeake bay tomorrow, when It
becomes a target for heavy firing from
the turrets of Its sister ship, the-monitor
Arkansas, and torpedoes to be shot at it
under water by the torpedo boat Morris.
All the vessels that are to participate In
the novel experiment are In Hampton
Roads, having left the Norfolk navy yard
Commander Qulmby and hla men have
full faith ln the ability of their ship to
withstand serious damage from the gun
of the Arkansas, and they have no doubt
of the repelling by the torpedo net" about
the. Florida below the water line of the
torpedoes that will be shot at" It by the
Morris. It will be a testing of the, armoi
plate of the Florida and the ability of that
class of vessel to withstand heavy firing
from modem guns, aa well as the marks
manship of those doing the ftrtng.
Practically all olf those who .will occupy
hasardous positions on the Florida are
volunteers who offered their services when
the call went out from the Navy depart
ment. The tests are being watched with
great lntereat not only here, but by the
officials at Vaahlngton, as well as by for
eign representatives. .
GREAT WAVE LIFTS STEAMER
Norwegian Tramp Ship Has Narrow
Escape oa Voyage front Jamaica
to Now York.
NEW TORK. May 2S- A stntle great
wave directly la front of Its bow almost
wrecked the Norwegian tramp steamer Jo
seph K. Cuneo, on a "cruise from Port
Antonio, Jamaica, which it has Just fin
ished. "W were ln a perfectly calm aoa." said
Captain Aahdt. ln quarantine, "on a sun
shiny day, when suddenly wall of water
thirty feet hlgn reared ln front of our bow
and- pitched us up and ut" JU it seemed we
would never stop. Wo almost turned a
somersault. . A second wave lifted us aa
high again, but this time we kept level.
That was all. excaot hundreda of dead fish
floating on the surface as we steamed
He thinks the waves wer caused by a
submarine earthquake. The ship waa not
BODY CF WOMAN IDENTIFIED
Mystery Sarroandina; Death of New
Jersey Girl Partially
CAMDEN, N. J.. May 26 The mystery
surrounding the finding last Sunday of the
body of a well dressed woman on the flats
of Big Timber creek, nesr Gloucester, N.
J.,, was part'ally cleared today when the
body waa identified as that of Maxle
Mooney, aged 23. of North Woodbury,
three mllea below Gloucester. The Identifi
cation was made by relatives.
It developed today that the young woman
disappeared from the home of relatives at
Steelton, Pa., on Saturday, and how she
reached the vicinity of Glouceater Is not
known. She was remarkably attractive. A
month ago she suffered a nervous break
down and. upon the advlc of a physician,
went to Steelton to remain until fall.
The authorities believe the young woman
committed suicide by Jumping into the
creek, or fell from a treetle bridge.
MICHIGAN BIG FIGHTING SHIP
New Vesoel Cornea Nearer Dread-aaaa-h
Typo Than Ant; Craft
In tho Navy.
CAMDEN. N. J.. May M.-The first-class
battleship Michigan, which was launched
today from the yard of the New York Ship
building company on the Delaware river,
comes closer to the Dreadnaught class of
warship In the English navy than any
other big fighting vessel ln the American
navy. The new vessel is known as an
all big gun" battleship, aa it will carry
eight twelve-Inch breech loading rifles.
The general dimensions of the Michigan
are as follows: Length on load water line.
460 feet; extreme breadth, 80 feet; draft.
34 feet Inches; total coal bunker capacity,
1.3D0 tons. The hull is of steel all through.
Although a very heavy vessel, the con
tract calls for a sustained speed of 1
knots an hour for four consecutive hour.
REPUBLICANS ASKED TO STAY
Hoaae Whip Reqoeata Member to Re
mala for Poaalblo Carreaey
WASHINGTON. May 2.-Every repub
lican member of the house found in his
mail today the following official notifica
tion: "In view of the fact that there la a
prospect for agreement on a currency bill,
you are urgently requested to remain until
a vote is taken. The great importance of
this legislation to the country and the
manifest interest of all sections therein re
quires that every memher shall remain In
hia seat until action has been taken.
"JAMES FRANCIS BURKE.
"Acting Republican Whip."
BURLINGTON BONDS IN DEMAND
Sixteen Million Dollar of Railroad
Paper Several Time Over
Snboerlbed In Enat.
NEW YORK, May It!. Subscription to
the llii.ro0.0i.0 bond issue of the Burlington
railway were closed at the office of J. P.
Morgan Ml Co. today. The amount of the
bonds waa several times over subscribed.
Th bonds will pay 4 per cent; they run
for fifty years, and wet eftofd at taht
and lnwr.su lt5sfi5U3 .
BURRETT TO SECOND TAFT
Nebraska Senator Selected to Voice
th. Sentiment of State.
INDIAN LANDS TO BE OPENED
Hoaae Passe Senate Bill for the Sale
of Portion of the Cheyenae
River aad Staadlas;
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. May : (Special Tele
gram.) According to a rumor which la
well authenticated, Nebraska Is to have
the honor of seconding the nomination of
Secretary Taft and Senator Burkett haj
been selected to perform that duty. It Is
understood that California and Massachu
setts will also second the nomination of
Secretary Taft. the nominating speech to
be made by Representative Theodore E.
Burton of Ohio. While this latter haj not
been decided upon, politicians who are in
terested ln Secretary Taf t's candidacy are
strongly of the opinion that an Ohio man
should present the name of Mr. Taft, and
there Is no man ln Ohio who stands for
Secretary Taft and his policies so strongly
as does the representatjve from the big
While Nebraska and Kansas In the early
spring crystallised sentiment ln the west
for the secretary of war. they were Im
mediately hailed as pioneer states for the
Buckeye statesman and as other states
elected delegates and emphaslxed the
thought of the prairie commonwealths,
Nebraska and Kansas have received great
commendation for the work done. Cali
fornia followed ln good time, and the Pa
cific coast having a pronounced Inter
est In Secretary Taft the delegation from
that states will be asked to select one
of Its number to second the nomination
of Mr. Taft. It is thought that National
Committeeman Knight will be chosen for
this office, having seconded the nomina
tion of Roosevelt at Chicago in 104. Just
whom Massachusetts will put forward is
not known, but the state will be repre
sented as voicing Its sentiment ln favor
of the nomination of William Howard
The selection of Senstor Burkett to
second Taf t s nomination dates back to the
trip which the senator made with Secretary
Taft to Boston a month or six weeks ago,
and where they addressed the Republican
club of that state. Senator Burkett caught
the fancy of the Bostonlans and his happy
allusions to the war secretary paved the
way for one of Judge Taft's great speeches,
and It was then he asked Burkett to second
his nomination, at least that is th way
the story goes, but Senator Burkett has
been slated on the part of Nebraska to
second Taft's nomination, and that la con
siderable glory for the state.
Indian Lands To Be Sold.
By a vote of 139 to 79, the houses today
passed the bill authorizing the aale of un
allotted land ln the Cheyenne River and
Standing Rock Indian reservaUana, situ
ated ln South and North Dakota, and to
open name to public settlement. Congress
man Hall, In explaining th hell, stated
that the total acreage embraced within
tho " provision of the Kill amounted t
2.500.000. Of this amount l.SnO.000 were ln
the Cheyenne River reservation and 1,200,
COO acres in the Standing Rock reserva
tion. He stated that the bill would leave
the Indians on the Standing Rock reser
vation about 1,26000 acres, and about
1.100,000 acres to the Sheyenne River Indi
ans, exclusive of any allotment now taken
or which may hereafter be taken prior
to the opening of the lands to settlement.
He stated the lands reserved for th use
of the Indiana upon both reservations as
diminished were ample and more than suf
ficient for the present and future needs
of the Indians of the reepectlve tribes.
He further stated that it was of the
utmost Importance that the bill should
pass, because it meant the upbuilding and
development of South and North Dakota
because of the encroachments of civilisa
tion along the whole front of the two
I reservations. He said that one railroad
had already reached the reservation and
that another was building rapidly to It
and with railroads built settlement was
assured. "It will bring wealth to the
states," said Mr. Hall." aa well as to the
holdings and property of the Indians
Indians Arc Satisfied.
Representative Sherman, who has charge
of the bill, stated that the Indians were
entirely satisfied with the bill, which has
passed the senate and waa now under con
sideration axd voted to have the surplus
unallotted lands of their reservations dis
posed ln tho manner prescribed. He said
the quanltity and quality of the lands were
excellent and that he believed they were
worth anywhere from 125 to So per acre.
The lands are to be classified first Into
agricultural lands of first class; second
agricultural lands of second class; third
graxlnc; lands; fourth timber lands and
fifth mineral lands, which are not to be
disposed of or appraised. The bill provides
that lands shall be pald for by the home
steader at the appraised price, one-fifth
of the purchase price ln cash and the bal
ance ln five equal Installments, the pro
ceeds from the sale of th land to be
placed to the credit of the Indians and
draw interest at the late of i per cent per
annum. Section 16 and 36 are reserved
as school lands, by the states of North
and South Dakota, which la In accordance
with the enabling acts of these states. An
appropriation Is made to pay the Indians
for these lands at the rate of S2 per acre.
Two commissioners are provided for to
appraise the lands and after a survey
has been made that the president shall
Usue his proclamation operjng the lands
Pollard Aetlaa- Speaker.
For four hours today Representative Pol
lard waa acting speaker of the house of
representatives, and iu that time was called
upon to rule on a number of Interesting
parliamentary questions and resist the ef
fort made by the minority leader, John
6harp Williams, to secure a recapitulation
of several votes. Although somewhat
nervous in the beginning. Mr. Pollard grew
In, self-as-urante as the day went by, and
when Mr. Cannon relieved the representa
tive from the First Nebraska district he
congratulated h!m warmly cn his succ-s
aa presiding officer of the house at a mol
trying time, for everybody is weary of the
protracted session. The clerks are Just
about "tuckered out," while the representa
tives are mad all through because they
cannot get back to their homes and look
aver th political situation.
Senator Burkett said tonight that to
morrow would decide whether he would
go to Lincoln to deliver the Memorial day
oration on Saturday, as he had promised a
year ago be would do. If conditions should
show any disposition to get away on Sat
urday Senator Burkett will leave on Thurs
day. Should congress, however, fail to ad
journ on Thursday, Senator Burkett prob
ably will cancel Us engagement
MAY YET TAKE ALDRICH BILL
Every Possible Effort Reins Made at
Waaalanton to Tnah Cnrrenry
WASHINGTON. May -The numerous
Informal meetines among republican sen
ators and reprenentatives which have hewn
In progress during the past few days cul
minated this afternoon in a formal con
ference between the republican conferees
of the senste and house on the currency
bill. The conference adjourned shortly be
fore I o'clock with the understanding that
another meeting would he held later In
the day. From admissions made by mem
bers of the conference, it Is understood
that while no positive agreement wss
reached there was general acceptance of
the conferees of the plan of compromise
between the Aldrlch and Vreeland bills
which was outlined yesterday and which
provides for the issuance of emergency cur
rency alternately under both the Vreeland
and Aldrich plans.
Both houses sre making enrnest prep.ira
tlnrs to take up any report that may be
made and renewed efforts were made today
to hold members In their sents. Repre
entstive Burke, acting whip for the repub
licans of the house, sent a letter to every
republican member, urging him to. remain
In Washington snd be prepared to attend
meetings of the house when the currency
question shall come up.
An Investigation made by the sergeant-at-arms
of the house shows that of the 3
votes, 320 members of both parties are now
In the city. Of these 1W are republicans
and 130 democrats.
MRS. GUINNESS UBIQUITOUS
Mayor of La Porte Gets Another
Letter from Man Who
LA PORTE. Ind.. May ZS. Mayor Dar
row today received another letter from
Samuel Harvey, who recently wrote him
from Kanas City, saying that he had met
and talked with Mrs. Belle Guinness In
Ogden. Utah, on May 4, six days after she
was burned to death, acording to Coroner
Mack. Harvey Is ln Chicago, where he
says an attorney advised him not to come
to La Porte, for he would be locked up as
a witness. He says he will tell his story
to the authorities If they care to hear It.
The matter Is being Investigated.
A convict ln the Chester. 111., prison has
written here that Mrs. Guinness' house was
a fence for a gang of Chicago cut-throats
and robbers. He says he is In pobsesslon
of valuable Information which he will di
vulge to the proper officials. J. Frank
ianly, governor of Indiana, has turned
over to Sheriff Smutzer a letter from
Smma C. Klob of South Coventry.. Conn.,
elllng of a strange woman in that town
vho resembles Mrs. Guinness.
The Coventry woman describes a mys
erious woman ln black who has been
swindling the people over the eastern part
)f Connecticut and says she believes the
rpn Is no other than Mrs. Guinness.
The writer say she has seen a picture of
Mrs. Guinness and that the resemblance is
so striking that she could hardly be mls
aken In her conclusions.
SOLDIERS TO SHOOT TO KILL
Mayor Johnson of Cheatea Instrne-t
Men to Prevent Farther
CHESTER. Pa.. May V. Absolute qui-t
prevails today, following the disorderly
scenes of last night, when crowds of men
and boys attacked some of the trolley cars
operated by men who had taken the places
of the striking rnotormen and conductors.
The company decided not to operate cars
until later In the day or until special po
lice protection is afforded.
The attack on the ears began early last
night soon after the troop of the state
police, who had been on duty here for
weeks, left for their barracks In another
part of the state. There were no dis
turbances here while the state police were
on guard. The cars were not molested.
But they carried very few passenger.
A half doxen cars were attacked last
night In different sections of the city and
several were stoned while passing through
nearby towns. Several shots were fired
also, but on one was seriously Injured.
Mayor Johnson today said:
We will take care of the situation this
time ourselves. We have sworn in extra
policemen and I have Instructed them in
a crisis to shoot to kill.
DANGERS CONFRONT REPUBLIC
Governor Johnson Makes Alnmnl Ad
dress Before Gradnnte of Ala
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 26. Governor
John A. Johnson of Minr-esota, was the
principal speaker of the day before the
Alumni association at the commencement
exercises at the state university at Tusca
loosa. Hia subject was "Landmarks of
Governor Johnson declared that the pro
gress of the republic is opposed by two
dangers. One Is a tendency of the federal
goverr-ment to a centralization of power
and the assumption of soverign powers not
delegated to It by the constitution and be
longing to the state and to the people. The
other is the power of centralized and pred
atory wealth fostered by special privileges
and defiant of both the public welfare and
the law of the land. "The exercise of these
dangers la not only contemporary." he said,
"but in a measure co-operative. Both
threaten the liberty and the power of the
people and the untarnished perpetuity ol
PATTEN STILL BOOSTS CORN
Slay Option Still Advances nnd Pro,
pert I It Will Continue
CHICAGO, May 26. May corn showel
great strength on the board of trade to
day, and advanced to a point S cents above
the close of last night. The rrsult wit
generally credited to a statement said to
have been made by James A. Patten, who
is supposed to have a "corner" on the
May delivery, to the effect that corn la
going "much higher." The price at one
time was as blgh as TSc. The close of
the market was strong and excited, wUh
May corn 4'c higher, at Tsvsc
CLEVELAND STRIKE CONTINUES
Men Vole to Kerp On Fight Asjalaet
Coaapnnr Many btriker
CLEVELAND. O.. May 2e.-At a meeting
of the striking street railway conductor
and rnotormen today It was voted to con
tinue the strike. There wee a idkional de
sertions from the tanks of the strikers
today, many returning tj work. The com
pany's ultimatum to take all men back at
the old wage rate and without prejudice
will xp lr at o'clock tonight.
BOOST IN COLORADO
Omahan Crowd Finds Many Friends
in the State of Colorado.
DENVER'S WELCOME IS CORDIAL
Some of Party Remains There for Day
While Others Oo On.'
FIRST OF STOPS IS AT BOULDER
Snow Capped Mountains for a Back
ground to View.
INTO THE IRRIGATED LANDS
Exenralonlata Given a Moat Cordial
Reeeptlon Wherever They Stop
and Find Many Rnalnea
(From a Staff Correspondent. 1
BERTHOID. Colo., May W (Special
Telegram.) While traveling by rail and
ln automobiles at each Colorado town, the
excursionists are seeing the state where
there were but thirty-five cloudy days last
year aral converting the business trip into
a pleasVej Jaunt.
When the party awoke at Boulder Tues
day morning, some twenty member were
missing, who stayed In Denver, where they
will Join the excursion tonight.
Street car end automobile rides at Boulder
showed the city to Its best advantage.
Mayor C. A. Bradley and a reception com
mittee met the party at Longmont and
the city, which has grown from J. 000 .o
7,000 ln four years, was viewed from auto
mobiles. J long dri4e through the valley,
with Long's peak and the snowy rang
In the background, delighted the Omahans
no more than to have a dosen massive
residences pointed out by the mayor, the
pressed brick for whirh waa made ln
Running through the best agricultural
country ln the centennial state, it developed
Tuesday that It was a genuine Omaha
trade territory, the number of personal
acquaintances who greeted the business
men surprising many.
Superintendent S. 8. Morris of the north-
ern division of the Colorado Southern
had charge of the train, while George
Spaulding of the Colorado Telephone com
pany met the representatives of the Ne
braska Telephone company at Boulder and
announced that as soon as the train ran
Into the station arrangements had been
made to connect every telephone on the
train with the toll lines of the city.
Many Coartesle In Denver.
The toll lines will be used free of charge
by all members of the party.
The reception committees from Greeley
and Fort Collins met the party and a large
committee from the Colorado Traffic club
of Denver greeted the Omahans at Fort
Nothing has pleased business men more
than the open and broad spirit of the
Denver business men. Governor Buchel ,
assured Omahans they would find It every
where. The general impression la that
Denver would help the Omahana make ,
friends and get business if necessary.
FORT MORGAN. Colo., May 2. (Special
Telegram.) Governor Henry Bui.htel of
Colorado welcomed the Omaha Trade
Boosters at Brush in the true, blg-hearied
Colorado style. "We want your city to
grow four times as bib as it is and want
our town to grow. We want Denver to
grow, but people in Colorado are big and
broad and they want the metropolis of a
sister state to extend its influence and
grow larger each year." Such was the
hearty welcome extended by the chief
executive of the state through which the
Omahans will travel for a dny and a half.
"We are gratified to welcome you to Color
ado and the boundless west, the place
where you, can ring for Omaha and use
the top of your voices without maring the
scenery, as Mr. Dooley says. Come again,
come often and always be assured that we
will welcome you and do the best we can
to make you happy." Ho then told of th
progress of the Omaha wool market. Gov
ernor Buchtel expressed gratification at the
way in which the two great states work
together. "No petty Jealousies for us," he
said. "We take the broader view of busi
ness life; we have our business, you have
yours. Send us an Order at Bush for a
carload of sugar and we will fill It. Send
It to Fort Morgan, where you will stop
next, and they will fill ft there. Send an
order for sugar to Denver and they wlU
sell you a train load.
A. W. Jeffries of Omaha responded to the
addresses of welcome at Brush and paid a
high tribute to the way in which Colorado
and the chief executive work for th de
velopment of the great transmissourt
H. G. Nelson and E. S. Madison of tho
Chamber of Commerce and G. L Cudworta
and H. M. Rogers of the Brush Commercial
club met the excursion at Akron. Presi
dent G. E. Hosmer of the Commercial club
of Fort Morgan, together with Q. M. An
derson and W. S. Abbott extended th wel
come of Fort Morgan long before the train
reached the thriving city. The first moving
picture show, exhibiting scenes of Omaha
life, was given at Fort Morgan, and th
entire city turned out to greet th party.
Regardless of the fact that Wray, Colo.,
but a few days ago suffered a 170, n0 fire
the town was in the best of spirits and
gave a hearty welcome to the excursionists.
Yuma citixens prepared a neat souvenir,
which bore the strange device, "Denver la
too near Yuma to make a good city." The
train left Fort Morgan soon after S o'clock
and reached Denver at midnight. Not until
Wednesday noon will it again enter Ne
braska. After the first day of success and beau
tiful weather the executive committee de
cided to call the train the "Prosperity '
Special." and the air seems charged with
good feeling and every stop brings new
hope for the future of Omaha.
FOREIGNERS WITNESS HANGING
I'ennaylvnnla SkerlaT Admits Then la
Hope Tendency to Mnrier
May Be Checked.
POTTSVILLE. Pa. May S6 In order
that they might impress their countrymen
with the enormity of the crime of murder '
and the terrible punishment that the law
of this country calls for, a large number
of Slavs, Hungarians. Poles, Italians, Rus
sians, Lithuanians snd other foreigners
were Invited to attend the execution today
of r"-lix RaJzius, a young Pole convicted of
the murdtT of a oman and her ch'ld at
Shenarui iah, s:x months ago. Five hundred
peraons were in the prison yard to wltntas
the hanging, the sheriff having distributed
tli Wets liberally on his theory that the
story of the rxecutlou told from the lips
of the foreigners will have a salutary af
tect la curbing murderuud tondancU.