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ESTABLISHED J CLEVELAND CONTENT Ei-PrajMeit Lead an Ideal Eetired Life at Hit Homa in Princeton. GRACIOUSLY RECEIVES CORRESPONDENTS Talks Free'y ca Erary Buhjeot Until Party Politioi are Broaohtd. THEN BECOMES AS SPHYNIXLIKE AS EVER Likely to Follow Prewdant of Tilden is Re tard to the Nomination. HIS INFLUENCE MAY MAKE THE LEADER Belief la ICxpreased That Ei-Pril. deal rarort tor Gorman ! Staadard Bears of tua Party. (From a Staff, Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. Way lu.-Special.)-Four weeks ago a number o Washington oowapaper correspondents want to Prince ton. N. J., to attend the funeral of one of their associates. They took the occa sion to iit Grover Cleveland. The ex presldent of tha United Stites lives In an old-fashioned house surrounded by largt ground filled wlui handsome trees, and he has evidently everything to make a.i American gentleman nappy. Hia culldreu are tha Ufa of the place. There are evi dences of them everywhere. Bicycles ob struct the pathway leading to the lront door, docalcomanle pictures are scattered about the living room, while children's clothing and children's toys are in evidence everywhere. All of the six men who called on Mr. Cleveland on April I last knew him In Washington, but not one of the hilf dozen ever found him In so affable a mood. He actually seemed glad to see the men who at one time found difficulty In gettlne near him when business required them to do so. Ha talked of public and prlva a affairs for half an hour "and he left the Impression upon each one of his callers thut he IS thoroughly contented with the conditions which surround him and that he really does find life "one long, swsot song." Ten days' ago this same party with tha addition of nearly 105 others sat at a ban quet table In fit. Louis during the dedica tory ceremonies of the Louisiana Pur chase exposition, when Mr. Cleveland was the guest of honor. They had previously heard Hon. Thomas Carter Introduce him to an audience of nearly 60.000 people aa tha most distinguished private cltlsen in the world. They had witnessed the ova tion which had been accorded to him whenever ha appeared In pub:lo in the metropolis of Missouri. They had reason to ' suppose that he was contented with himself and all the world, and they were prepared In consequence to hear from his lips soma pleasant utterances on the oc casion, of the. banquet. But they were not prepared 'for .the-epeech thafwas forth coming. Every line of It was humorous and witty. The ex-president took the oc casion to pay some compliments to his old time friends and enemies In tha news paper fraternity. He was good-natured la the extreme. Koch period was punctuated with applause and altogether Qrover Cleveland, tha most distinguished private citizen In tha world, won' the hearts of all his hearers. M. CleYelaad Still Spblnsllka. On neither of these occasions did the ex prealdant Indicate by the slightest hint that ha had any ambition whatever to again occupy the presidential chair. On tha contrary the impression left In the mind of each of his visitors at Princeton and of each of those whom he visited In St. Louis was that he has no Intention whatever of permitting hts name to be used as a candidate for the presidential nomination In the democratio convention to be held next year. s Qrover Cleveland has been talked of as a, possibility, even a probability, in most of the states In the union during the past few weeks. His speech on the negro ques tion, the ovations which re received In St. Louis, and every sentiment which he has uttered In public for some time past, him combined to bring his name' more forcibly before the country as a candidate than tha utterances of any .other man since the days of Samuel J. Tilden. Those who know him best believe that it is his purpose and Intention to emulate the example' of the "sage of Qreystone." It will be recalled that Tilden refused the nomination In 18S0 and positively declined to allow his name to be used In the convention of 18S4. But it was to Samuel J. Tilden more than to any other one man that Grover Cleveland owed his nomination in the latter year. Grover Cleveland today unquestionably de al rea to control tha democratic national con vention of 1904 in so far as he wishes to elect a man for the nomination who will represent within himself the antithesis of everything that William Jennings Bryan stands for. The best posted men In the democratio party In this section o the country believe that Cleveland will prefer Gorman. New Er.glanders on the other hand are hopeful that he will cast his mantle upon the shoulders of Richard Olney. But the west at least the west which wss represented In St. Louis last week Is disposed to regard David R. Francis, the head and fropt of this St. Louis exposition, ss the "heir-apparent" to the strength which Mr. Cleveland, will develop within the next few months. Activity of David Francis. Mr. Cleveland was the guest of Mr. Francis during his brief stay In St. Louis. Mr. Francis succeeded In getting the ex position postponed from 1903 until 1901. Mr. Francis la attempting at this very moment to secure the democratic convention of next year for the city of St. Louis, and although his own campaign for the nom ination Is being conducted In a very quiet way it Is very well known that he has deep sealed hopes thbt the combination of a world's fair and a national convention, to gether with the friendship of the "most distinguished private cltlsen in the world," will lead enough over his adversaries to In sure his nomination. Mr. Francis has al ways affiliated himself with the so-called "Cleveland wing" of the democratio party rather than with the followers of Bryan. And yet he has been so shrewd and so diplomatic in his political conduct that ha has avoided antagonising either element. Ills nomination would unquestionably be entirely acceptable to the democrats of tha east. It would be pleasing to the south, and it will not be antagonised by the west. If, therefore. Mr. Cleveland, who has so lecently developed strength as a demo cratic leader, should decide to ask his fol lowers to support David R. Francis tha chances are that the Louisiana Purchase exposition will not b without political re sults even though it may not prove the (Continued on Fifth Page.) V USE 19, 1871. AMERICA. MUST BUILD CANAL Colombian Senator Points Out That Otherwise It Will Sot Be Constructed. PANAMA, May 10.-Oern.rd Pulecio. a prominent member of the conservatl party, discusses the cmal question In a recent Isstio of the Correo Naclonal, pub lished nt Bogota. H-ays Cie renewal of the canal concesslor d by President San Clemen te Is ''A government having constitutional t ' . take this step. No company or Eu overn ment Is willing to risk tiny !,. ' the canal venture after tho De Lessee says Senor Pulecio. therefore the States only can undertake the construe, of the canal with chances of success. Colombia never enjoyed effective sover eignty on the Isthmus because tlje United States landed troops there whenever It wanted to and even denied Colombians the "Innocent right to kill each other." still In the canal treaty Colombian sovereignty on the isthmus should be distinctly recog nised, argues Senor Pulecio, not only to colm the nerves of the apprehensive patriots but because Colombia may within 100 or 2C0 years develop into a strong na tion and be able to recover sovereignty on the isthmus. Senor Pulecio says noth ing against police control of mixed tri bunals on the Isthmus so long as Colombian laws prevail. He says as Colombia labors under a load of 650,000,000 pesos of paper money the present generation and Its de scendants must be saved. He advocates the following plan: "The United States to pay Colombia for the canal concession the sum of 25,000,COO without discount, concession or reduction and Il.OOO.COO yearly for the canal sone. Colombia to be free of any claims which may arise ngalnst the canal company. The United States Is to recognize the sovereignty of Colombia on the isthmus." The other conditions put down by Senor Pulecio are the same as have been specified In the treaty. PANAMA, May 10. The convocation of the Colombian congress for June 20 Is be lieved by those acquainted with govern ment affairs to mean that President Mar roquln Is confident of having sufficient sup port to assure the approval of the canal treaty. Senator Oxaldla has Just published a strongly worded accusation of Generals Herrera and Perras for tha part they took ss leaders in the last revolution. PERSHING SETTLES MOROS Experiences No Trouble After the Battlo on Shore of Lake Lanao. - MANILA, May 10. Captain Pershing and his column have returned to Camp Vicars, Mindanao, from the expedition through the country east of Lake Lanao. The column experienced no opposition after the fighting at Taraca. The prisoners captured at Tar aca took the oath of allegiance to the United States and were released. Among the Moros killed In the Taraca forts were nine dattos and one sultan. The moral ef fect of this fight has been far-reaching and It Is doubtful If there will be any further hostility in the Lake Lanao country. Captain Pershing estimates the popula tion of Taraca at 30,000, and that of the district at 100,000. He says the" population of the Lake Lanao district has been under estimated. ' Four natives have been found guilty of the murder of three American marines nt Olangapo, Sublg Bay, last September, and have . been sentenced to death. . ' . The ladrone situation seems to have been materially improved. In Albay province It is still unsatisfactory, but the other dis tricts which recently have been disturbed are quieter. ... , PLAGUE INFECTS TWO PORTS Ecuador Taking; Steps to Stop the Spread of the Con tagion. GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, May 10. Callao and Pisco, Peru, have been officially de clared Infected with the bubonic plague. The banks and business houses of Guaya quil are subscribing funds for the purpose of cleaning the city. The Cosmos tin steamers, Herodot and Sesostrls, from soutnern porta, will be refused admittance here. Ecuadorean troops have been sta tioned on the Peruvian frontier to stop communication. The Board of Health , at Payta, Peru, has closed that port to ves sels. The Municipal Council and the Board of Health at Guayaquil are in session to dis cuss steps against the Introduction of the plague. The Cosmos line steamer Totmos now in this port, will not be sllowed to dis charge its cargo as it brings flour from Pisco. ITO DROPS HINTS OF TROUBLE Starnlncant Remark Dropped by the Le-dlaa; Statesman of Japan. LONDON. Mav 10 Whits. orfH. vi. party last rriday concerning Manchuria, says tho Toklo correspondent of the Dally Mall, in a dispatch. Marquis Ito hinted that there was trouble ahead. YOKOHAMA. May lO.-Alarmlng and con flleting rumors sre heard h - .sBBtuinK the Russian concentration of troops me nacing w i-nwang and Korea. y It Is said that Japan Is Indignant at Russia's bad faith and will firmly main tain its treaty rights. t'r.Te China to Resist. SHANGHAI. Mav 10. Am . ....i. " t DM I L 1 L patriotic meetings called because of the BmiMiion in jiinnrnuna tne viceroys and governors have telegraphed the grand coun cil at Peking urging the Chinese govern ment to resist foreign aggression. Short In Ice Acconnta. MANILA, May lO.-Albert Roberts, cash ler of tho government lea ni.nt k . i been afrested on the charge of embezzle ment, tils accounts have been found to be 14.000 short. Resn we Quarantine of Transport. MANILA. May 10.The ouarantine of transports bound for San Francisco has been resumed on account of the cholera. The epidemic Is making slight gains In Luson. Tribesmen are Defeated. TANGIER. Morocco. May 10. News has reached here from Tetuan that the tribes men have suffered defeat at the hands of government troops. Flasmaa Finds Bis;. Cheek. T, . I I 11' , f . nsnnni, n . I ai t v in. It bee 1 m known today that Pattlck Moore, a Aa- ...... ... m miiwim avenue mus ing of the Pennsyl vnla. found on Wednes- linv m i'H.i' li f,,,. fi rtv, -.1.1.L . - - i l. . -" nunerei out or a window of the i ong Branch exrrea. ai It parsed through hers. Th- check was dr-iwn on the Merch int Kat'onil hank of Chicago in favor of Mrs I m hell i 8 eu-rt but the nmne of the make- was undeci pherable. The check was turnei over Inti the lost property department of tha rail road. , IOWA IDEA PROVES TAKING Eepcrt That President Roo -eTelt aad Gum mina are of One Mind. SLIGHT CHANGE IN VERBIAGE OF PLATFORM Senator Allison Said to Hare Been Delegated the Task of Bringing Over Rest of the lovrn Delegation. CHICAGO. May 10. A special to the Jcord-Herald from Sioux City, la., says: .resident Roosevelt, Senator Allison and Governor Cummins have agreed on the tariff plank of the renubllcan national platform of 1904. If they succeed In their purpose the tariff reform Idea advocated by Governor Cummins will be emhnriled in that platform In general though not specl- iio icrma. The Words "shelter fnr caused the chief opposition to the Iowa piauorms or the last two years because by Implication thev mrit that to rlfT might afford shelter to monopoly, will be eliminated. Dut the word "monopoly" will be used In almost the same sense. Governor Cummins recently visited Washington to consult with President Roosevelt upon the latter's Invitation. Dur ing the president's trip through Iowa the governor was closeted with him for twelve hours in his private office on the special train. Governor Cummins presented to the president a letter from Mr. Allison In which the senator outlined to him the re sult of two conferences between Messrs. Cummins and Allison. The president nearuiy approved the program therein mapped out. This program in brief was that the Iowa platform to be adopted at the state conven tion to be held July 1 should be modified In the manner outlined above, and that Gov ernor Cummins' previously expressed de termination that this plank be Incorporated in the next national platform should have their Joint support. They agreed that Gov ernor Cummins' views had been misinter preted and maliciously misrepresented and that they were substantially those of Roosevelt and Allison. Terms of "Iowa" Plank. The "Iowa Idea," fathered by Cummins, which appeared In the two last republican state platforms, Is as follows: We stand by the historic policy of the republican party In giving protection to home industries and point for Its ample vindication to the extraordinary rapidity with which our national resources have been developed end our Industrial and finan cial Independence secured. We favor such changes In the tarlfT from time to time as become advisable through the progress of our industries and their changing rela tions to the commerce of the world. We Indorse the policy of reciprocity as the natural complement of protection and urge Its development as necessary to the realisa tion of our highest commercial possibilities. " .fa,vt'r Rnv modification of tho tariff schedules thst may be required to prevent their affording a shelter to monopoly. Vlewa of Cnmmlna. At the Washington conference the presi dent sought to ascertain exactly the ortho doxy of Cummins' principles. It was then dlaodvered that tha president and the, wu. emor could practically- agree by utilizing the republican national, platform of 189, adopted at the 8t. Louis convention. Gov ernor Cummins declared that the St. Louis declaration was as radical as he ever thought of advocating. Senator Allison was then approached as the one Influential member of the Iowa delegation at Washington capable of bring lng his colleagues around to the Cummins' idea. The result was the eventual agreement that the St. Louis platform plank, as It will be rewritten, shall be, In substance: .lSi ,re 2l Pled8lto any particular schedules. The question of rates Is a prac tical one. to be governed by the conditions ortne time and of production: the ruling and uncompromising principle Is the pro tection and development of American labor and Industries. Reciprocity and protection, as twin measures of republican policy, go hand In hand. We advocate protection for what we produce and free admission for the necessities of life that we do not pro duce. Fight Over the Idea. The fight over the Iowa idea has been of long standing and has found . all the old Iowa political leaders bitterly denouncing Cummins as a free trader Instead of a pro tectionist. Secretary. Shaw has been his particular opponent. Congressmen Hull, Hepburn, Lacey, Cousins and the others have been scarcely less his foes, and even Secretary of Agriculture Wilson has re garded him largely In the light of a heretic. 8enator Dolllver alone has stood by Cum mins. His great personal magnetism and the disfavor acquired by the so-called "ma chine." however, enabled Cummins over whelmingly to control every state conven tion and to secure an unparalleled vote at the general election Senator Allison, while apparently training with the "machine," or anti-Cummins fac tion, was careful to avoid becoming act ively connected with the fight. In his early political career he was twice defeated be cause he was declared to be somewhat of a free trader. After Cummins' visit to Roosevelt a meet ing between Cummins snd Allison was ar ranged, at which a mutual understsndlng was arrived at. Allison urged Cummins to modify his views, but the latter, confident In his personal following, steadfastly In sisted that tariff reform must be advocated, and that his own Ideas in general prevail Allison then, ss a concession to the other faction, suggested Congressman Hepburn for temporary chairman of the state con vention. Here again Cummins had his way, and suggested George D. Perkins, former congressman and editor of the Jour nal of this city as a neutral chairman. It wss then agreed that Allison ahould write the platform, hut that it should be slong the lines sgreed upon, snd practi cally dictated by Cummins, though not de parting materially from the national plat- I form of lJRfc. ENGINEER CRUSHED IN WRECK Several Others of Train Crew and Pasaenarera Severely Injured. KNOXVILLE. Tenn.. May 10 A passen ger 'train on the Southern railway Jumped the track today at White Pine. Tenn. En gineer Robert B. Holloman of Knox villa was crushed to death. The Injured sre: Ed Braxleton. fireman. W. S. Staley, express messenger. Ben Whiteside, baggage master, all of Knoxvllle. F. B. Abernathy, postal clerk, Salisbury N. C. R. E. L. Mouncey, postal clerk, Salis bury, N. C. Bylva Smith, colored, pasaenger, White Pine, Tenn. Horace Webb, cn'nred. passenger, Knox vllle. Tenn. Tha train was running thirty miles an hour when the accident occurred. No rauai can be assigned for It. The rails were torn up for 00 feet and a delay of over six hours occurred to travel. 1 " OMAHA, MONDAY MOltMNG, MAY 11, 1003. DAY OF REST JOR PRESIDENT Drives Alnna; (Wean Beach anil Chats vrltk a Few of His Friends. HOTEI DEL SlONTE. Cal , May 10. President KoOsetelt todiy ej ent o.ie of the mot retful Sundays he ha en countered Mnoe his trip began. In one of the most hetufful spots in California, two miles from the nearest city, unhamp eied by curious crowds, he had a chance ta thoroughly rest and prepare for the com ing week, which' promlxei to be one of the busiest of his Journey. His train ar rived here at mldnlsht. but ho did not - j leave It until about o'clock thl 'morning. At that time Colonel Ward snd a de tachment of the Fifteenth Infantry, whU-b, Is stationed at Fort Monterey, arrived at his car. After the president had greeted the colonel and his staff, ne was driven to the hotel, where he and his party had breakfast. At the conclusion of the meal the pres Ident and a small party rode horseback over the famous seventeen mile drive along the rea. Governor Pardee and aome others of the party drove over the route in car riages. The weather was perfect and the trip was greatly enjoyed by the president, who was enthuslsstic over the scenery. In the afternoon he attended St John's chapel on the hotel grounds. The services were conducted by Rev. . Hobart Chet wood, the chaplain. At the conclusion of the services the president. Secretary of the Navy Moody. President Butler of Co lumbia college an President Wheeler of the University of California spent e couple of hours strolling about Ihe hotel grounds The president spent the evening quietly In his rooms st the hotel. The start for tha north will be begun at s o'clock tomorrow morning. It was the Intention to have the president review the troops stationed at Fort Monterey today, but he declined to do so on account of I being Sunday. He requested Colonel Ward to do away with all formality, as he de sired to spend the day quietly. SAN FRANCISCO. May 10. H. M. 8. steamship Grafton, tha flagship of the Brit ish squadron of the Pacific, with Admiral Blckford on board, arrived here this even ing from Esqulmault to take part In the re ception to President Roosevelt on Tuesday afternoon. The appearance of'Grafton was the signal for the firing of a deafening salute In honor of the visiting admiral. A feature of Tuesday's parade will be the part taken by the British sailors, who will march side by side on American so'! with the sailors of the United States.' AMERICAN DOCTORS' CONGRESS Sixteen Societies'1 Expected to Be Represented" la Meeting; at Washington. WASHINGTON; May 10. The sixth tri ennial session of thai Congress of Amerlcsn Physicians and Surgeons will be he!d in this city Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs day of this week. The meetings will begin Tuesday afternoon and on the evening of that day the presldraof tha congreea. Df. W. W. Keen, w Vj, "Hver ar address. Blxtevn societies att 4 delation o spe cialists will be represented and moat of the discoveries In ' medicine and surgery during the past three years will be dis cussed. Among matters that will be con sidered are the Identification and isolation of the smallpox germ, the spread of ma laria and similar diseases by the mosquito and the value of a number of new serums. Over 800 physicians are expected to be present and In addition there will be rep resentatives from the army and navy and the marine hospital service. , Each of the sixteen constituent societies represented In the corgress will hold Its annual meet ing during the week. DYNAMITE BOMB A MYSTERY Police Officials In Doubt Whether It Was a Mnrderoue Plot or a. Hoax. NEW YORK, May 10. The police so far have failed to solve the mystery surround ing the leaving of a box of dynamite on the Cunard line dock yesterday. There is a division of opinion among the officials as to whether the matter was Intended to be a hoax or not, but all agree that the pos sibilities of a great explosion and a great loss of life were many. Superintendent George E. Murray of the bureau of combustibles said today that there were no detonating caps attached to the dynamite sticks and that without these caps It Is not likely thst the dyna mite would have exp'oded from a fuse. He says, however, that If the box had been given a sudden Jar at the time the fuse burned down to the dynamite an explosion might have resulted. He also ssld that he had experimented with the clock work and concluded that It had run. shout five hours when found and that It still had about thirty hours to run before operating the firing lever. He does not believe that a hcax was intended.. PROPOSES TO FIGHT TRUST Omaha Box Makers to Erect Mill and Manufacture Ita Owa Itrawbosrd, MILWAUKEE, May 10. Speclal ' Tele gram.) Because of tha aggreaslons of the American Strawboard trust, A. George Schults tt Co. of Milwaukee and Omaha will during the next year erect a paper mill to make its own strawboard. The mill may be erected In Wisconsin, where good water power Is available or may be located In the west, where experiments have shown that paper mills can be operated . with profit by steam power. The company gives as the reason for Its plan that In making paper boxes a year ago It was able to buy strawboard at I1S.10 a ton and now since the trust has absorbed all the mills in the country is forced to pay S2 u. ton. This would warrant the company erect ing a mill of Its own. ELKS' DEDICATION PROGRAM National Home at Bedford. City, Vs., to Be Formally Accepted May 21. , ROANOKE. Va.. May 10. The program of the dedicatory exerciae of the Elka Na tional home at Bedford City, Va., May 21, Includes: Invocation, Rev. Dales Tucker. Ports mouth, O. ; address of welcome, J. Law rence Campbell, mayor of Bedford City, Va.; address. Hon A. J. Montague, gov ernor of Virginia; address. John W. Daniel, United States aenator of Virginia; transfer of building to Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Joseph T. Fanning, chairman of the board of grand trustees, Indianapolis; acceptance of building, George p. Crcik, grand exalted ruler. Omiha. Neb.; oraitin, M. T. Dwyer. home committee, Harris burg. Pa.; benediction. Rev. John D. Bo land, Baltimore, Md. OTTAWA. IS SWEPT BY FIRE Eatween Phe and 8ii Hundred Families Bendered Homtlaaa. MONETARY LOSS RUNS INTO BIG FIGURES Water Mains Had Been Tampered With and for an Hour Firemen Were I'nable to Secure Any Water. OTTAWA, Ont., May 10. A fire, sus pected, of being of Incendiary origin, this afternoon and evening destroyed hundreds of houses and millions of feet of lumber in this city. John White, who had just been releated from the penitentiary after serving a term of Imprisonment for arson, was caught near where the fire was first discovered. He waa taken to the police station and will be charged with starting today's conflagration. The fire originated within a stone's throw of where the Hull fire of 1S97 was checked. The Hull fire started on the other side of the river and spread to the Ottawa side, destroying mil lions of dollars worth of property. It burned out to near where the Ottawa & Parry Sound railroad enters the western fart of the city, and It was in the lumber yards near the railroad where today's Are started. Two hours before the main fire started, two smaller fires were started and quickly extinguished In the lumber yards near the Canadian I"aclflc railway. ItNwas 3:S0 when the third fire was discovered. Wnen the brigade arrived at the scene It was found that the water main had been damaged and no water could be obtained. When the brigade did get water the fire was utterly beyond Its control. It swept along over the same ground that the former fire had gene over, the only difference being that It was going In the opposite direction. There is a large cliff which extends from the Ottawa river to the corner of Margaret and Preston streets. The fire area was on the flats below the cliff. At two or three points It came very near getting over tho cliff and had It done so nothing would have saved the city. No Water for au Hour. At 1:80 tonight the fire was under con trol and was confined to the following area. The Ottawa & Parry Sound railway on the south. Division street on the east, First avenue on the west, and the Rich mond road on the north. From the Parry Bound road to the Richmond road Is nhi-iut one mile and from First avenue to nivimnr, street Is about one-quarter of a mile. Wh le tne nre was burning fiercely among the lumber piles the whole brigade of the city, which had been summoned, was forced to remain Idle. For an hour not a drop of water was thrown . Into the flames. A stiff southwest wind was blowing and by the time tho water main had been repaired the lumber yards were a mass of glowing embers. From the lumber , yards the flames spread to a group of frame houses on the out skirts of the city, formerly known as Rochestervllle, but which, la now united to tha city. Every house in th little settle ment' iairoyjs4.i Another lumber v&rri In a tViiniu -- ...... . nciucu section northeast' of Rochestervllle wss swept by the firs In an Incredibly short time. This brought the fire to the more thickly settled sections. - After leaving the lumber piles the flames swept over Pine street, which runs east and west, down : Willow, Poplar, Anderson, Eckles, Somerset, Spruce. Elm. Maple, Al bert and on to the Richmond road, or prop erly speaking. Wellington street, ' where It was stopped, a short distance from the Canadian Pacific railway depot. At 8 p. m.' it was feared that the fire would get over the cliff on the top of which Is St. Jeanne Baptist church. In the renr and a short distance back from the church Is the residence of the lae Hon. David Mills. The family began moving out at 6 p. m. and the hearse was ready to remove the remains of the distinguished Canadian, should the necessity arise. Tha firemen however, succeeded in keeping back the flames. Five Hundred Families Homcleaa. Fifteen million feei of lumber were de stroyed. It belonged chiefly to J. R. Booth and was sold. The loss on the lumber will be about $3001000. Tha buildings burned were principally dwelling 'houses and stores. They were all built 'since the lsst fire and all were either solid brick or brick veneered, as the city would not permit sny other to be erected. The loss on buildings is esti mated at various amounts tonight. Mayor Cook said there were from 600 to BOO fam ilies homeless, or about 2.000 Individuals. All the pnrtles are supposed to be well In sured. The mayor said the city would op pose any aid being asked from outside Canada snd personally he thought that the city should grnpple with the situation without any appeal for outside help. Mayor Cook estimates the loss on the buildings at tfno.OOO, making a total loss of $rto0,000. ' INDIANAPOLIS IS AMBITIOUS Has Its Lines Out for Roth Republican and Democratic National Conventions.. INDIANAPOLIS, May 10.The Indianap olis Commercial Club and Board of Trade has taken formal action toward securing the two political conventions. If possible, next year. The ' secretaries have mailed letters to the national secretaries of the democratic and republican committees an nouncing that this city will be an appll cant for the conventions. Indiana senators and congressmen will be asked to assist. The city Is arranging to build this year a coliseum costing 130,000 and sealing 18,000 people. In order to accommodate the con ventions if they come. Democratic Com mitteeman Taggart of Indiana says he be lleves this city can secure the national democratic convention If the coliseum is completed. ORGANIZE BIG RAILWAY LINE Plttsburgers to Build Line Connect ' lng Central American Capitals. PITTSBURG. May 10-Former United States Senator John M. Thurston, who la associate counsel of the United States and Nicaragua company, arrived here today to be present at the organization meeting of the great Central Railway company, which will take place tomorrow. The Great Cen tral railway la capitalised at I10.0n0.000, the majority of the stock having been taken by Plttsburgers. The company proposes to build a road J30 miles long which will con nect Managua, the csj Ital of Nlcir.igun ; Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras, rnil Sal vador, carl'sl of Ran Salvador. The elec tion of officers snd directors of the com pany will take place In the officers of the company In ths Farmers Bank building to morrow rooming. ( SINGLE COPY CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER Forecast for Nebriska Showers Monday, iuesday r'alr and Warmer. Temperature at Omal.a yeaterdayt Hour. Urm. Hour. Deg. fi a. m t.ii t , m ..... . HO 6 a, in (h i, in fiM T a. m ml .1 p. nt fin N a. ra tia I p. m RH t a. m er (l p. m 5 to a. m 7 l p. m HO 11 a. m 72 T p. in 6; IS in ......... 74 p. m Oil l p. m Btt WRIGHT HAS A MAN IN MIND Knows What Sort of Asalatant He Wants, but Cannot Find Hlra In Peraon. i A good "likely" democratio lawyer with a love for the minutae of a law office and considerable experience In the preparation of cases will confer a favor upon C. C. Wright, city attorney-elect, by sending his name and address together with the ap proval of the city committee to him at Spirit Lake. Mr. Wright has decided that when he takes f harge no strict line of di vision will be made between the different parts of the ofilcc. He will assume per sonal charge not only of the ordinary busi ness of the office, but of the tax col lecting department as well, and he deslrej an assistant to attend to the office work In the capacity of law clerk. Ho expressai his ideas In this language: 'I have been at the oflVe of the city attorney for a few hours getting some In formation as to the work In hand. At least 200 cases will be turned over to me, in different stages of progress, and I am at a loss to know what to do. I will cer tainly do nothing but think for a week. I am going to Spirit Lake for a week and when I return 1 hope to have a p'.an mapped out. I want an assistant to at tend to the detail work of the office; one upon whose thoroughness I can rely, leav ing me free to attend to the management of the cases and the other city bucinesi. I have hsd In mind the appointment of several lawyers to the place. I feel that I should appoint a democrat and yet when I find a democrat who would suit me he Is a man who could not afford to takg the place at the salary attached; while a number of good fellows snd men I would like to appoint do not seem fitted for tho position and It must be managed under my plan. If I can have two assistants, as the office has at present. I may be able to make a plnce for a young lawyer, who can enrn his salary and at the same time not bo so thorough as the one I desire for assistant But the assistant city at torney must be practically a law cl?rk; one who can do office work under my In structions, nnd have nothing to do with court work In any form. I have not been able to find such a man and I am still looking." Mr. Wright said that he has offered to tender his resignation to Governor Mickey at any time that official should elect, and has been told to wait for a while, until there might be some settlement In the strike or until he asumei the position of city attorney and he will pursue thle course. . , CATHOUCS'DEPICATE-CHURCH Three Archbishops and Five Bishops . 'participate In the Cere mony. ctitcnn Mav 10. Three archbishops. five bishops, one monslgnor and five more -it. nnrticinated in services today at St. Elisabeth's Catholic church, Forty-first and Wabash avenue, in honor of the recent con secration of the structure. Archbishop Qulgley pontificated at the mass, and Bishop Spalding of Peoria preached the sermon. Sitting in two rows st the epistle side of the altar were Archbishops P. W. Rlordan of Ban Francisco and J. J. Keane of Dubuque; Bishops M. F. Burke of St. Joseph. Mo.; A. J. McGavlck and P. J. Muldoon of Chicago and P. J. O'Reilly of Peoria, and Monslgnor O'Connell, rector of the Cathdllc university of Washington. Be hind them were their attendant priests, among whom was President Andrew Mor rlssey of Notre Dame university. In the evening solemn vespers were sung by Archbishop Rlordan, a brother of the pastor of the church, assisted by the visit ing dignitaries. Archbishop Keane preached the sermon. LEE DISAVOWS s"TATEMENT Says HO Testified Before Grand Jury, bat Made No Other Dec laration. ST. LOUIS, May 10. The statement re ported to have been made by former Lieu tenant Governor Lee of his connection with boodllng in the last legislature Is in a curious state. Mr. Lee now denies that he made a statement, that he will make a statement or that a statement Is neces sary. "I have testified before the grsnd Jury and believe that Is all that is necessary. I will not make a statement nor do I believe a statement Is necessary," said Mr. Lee. The witnesses summoned to appear before the grand Jury tomorrow are: J. T. Wells of Kennett, Dunklin county, who Is said to have witnessed the delivery of checks to members of the legislature; W. T. Ruth erford, prosecuting attorney of Clark county; Joe Shannon and W. F. Lyons of Kansas City. FEVER GETS ANOTHER VICTIM Several Who are 111 Expected to l Die, but Spread of Dtseaae la Stopped. STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Cal.. May 10. Foster Ely Bracket t of Washington, D. C, a senior in the department of Iatin, died today of typhoid fever. Brackett had been down with the fever for over three weeks. His condition was not regarded fatal until last night. Brackett would have received hla bachelor of arts degree this month. Funeral services were held In the Memorial church thla afternoon and the body shipped to his home In Washington. Brackett's death is the eighth resulting from- the epidemic. While the stamping out of the source of the Infection has re moved all d"Sr f any further spread of the disease, several more deaths among those now 111 are expected. Movements of Ocean Vessels May JO. At New York Arrived: l. Bretngne, from Havre; Palria, from Oporto and Lis bon. At Porta Ferrarla Passel: Weimar, from New York, for (ilV i sltar. Naples snd Geno. At The I.liard 1'nssed: Staatendam, from Rotterdam ttnd Bouiogna Kur Mer, for New York. A l Liverpool Arrived: Belgcnland. from Philadelphia, via Queenstown; Pamptnla. via yueenstomn; Gaorgic. ."torn New York; I'ltonla. from Boston, via Queenstown. At (ilisyuw Arrived: Corean. from Port Itind, Me. At Cherbourg Ss lied: Barbaroasa, from Bremen, for New York. At Queenstown Had: Etrurla, from Llvtripoul, for New York. THREE CENTS. MEN COMEJO WORK Ninety-four Etrika Breakers Arrira in Omaha for Transfer Oomraniet. ' ST. LOUIS LABOR AGENCY SENDS TH.M Two-Thirde of the Part; Join Striker Upoa Arrival Haie. LAUNDRY WORKERS DECIDE TO GO OUT Eefiue to Handle Work for Nonunion Fa trona of Laundries. CONFERENCE COMMITTEES MEET TONIGHT Question of Submitting; Dlffereaoea to Board of Arbitration Will Be Principal Business Considered at Tonight's Session. Over 200 laundry workera locked out because tney teiuse to handle tna wora or unfair restaurants and hotels, kvery steam laundry In oniaha will close aown mis morning. Ninety-mur men arrive from Bt, Louis to take places of mrmlng teamsters, but iwu-tnii'ds of them inusa to go to work when informal! thai atrme Is on. J runnier companies will put more wagons m operation this nioimiig with the Importeu drivers who stick to them. All uniair restaurants, excepung una Minute and Calumet, are announced to resume businosa thla morning ""'"""i raicaey la to confer with committees ot unions ana business Men s association tonight with a view to arranging basis for uruiiratlon. The Importation of ninety-four men from St. Louis to take striking teamsters placea, the disagreement of laundry workera and their employera, which brings out 228 laun dry employes, and the decision of the Hotel and Restaurant Keepers' association to have all the so-cslled "unfair" restaurants except the One Minute and Calumet opened this morning, were the principal events In the progress of the strike yesterday. Ihe central feature today, and by all odds the most Important featura of the strike since its Inception, Is the meeting of the Joint conference committee from the Business Men's association and the unions with Governor Mickey. The governor comes on this special mission from Lincoln this morning. Conflicting statements are mad regard ing the Importations of nonunion men. At the teamsters hesdquarters It is said thst the Burlington brought into the city thirty eight men Sunday out of eighty-two who started; that the Wabnsh brought thirty and the Missouri Pacific twenty-six- that of the Burlington and Wabash lots, which came in tho forenoon, sixty-three Joined the strikers upon arrival, two were ar rested and two went to W. 8. Jardlne of the Omaha Merchants' Express Transfer company. , i t ... Tranafer Men Open Hotel. Mr. Jardlne claims that of the first two shipments hetnetted twenty-elght nl g,va them dinner at the hotel the transfer men 'mProvl4 In tht .014 AUtsoow build in!,! Fourten,h " Leavenworth, an : that he managed to capture nineteen out of the twenty-aix who came over tha Missouri Pacific In the evening. un "I don't pretend to say how long the men will stay with us." .aid Mr. Jardlne "but we fed that many. I know that if I Into 'Ir Cnt 0t the I bring gain w. Ir.1 W'" th'nk " b ' am. We are prepared to feed und house lor":" tt::t ,na wm put th " Z they et her- They wm be divided among the varloua transfer rl panles I expect to have ln thre, carloads more today." LuiIsthAcr,H,mftn.Wer9 "h,r . wi . d'n t0 CarI J- Kinder, one who came on the Burlington train, manv men on that train. 1.. . -tatlon. .long the rL Kinder" ha VZ m nTT m , NaUonaI Lb"r cp"ny. " or,h, 8hlt" "reel, St. Louis, con ducted by Gleanson & Stodderd. by which firm he said the men are being employed On the card 1. the advertisement that t rTwS; te,imMn Xot Told About Strike. utHb- I.""" "0t.. t0l1 ""'""n- "bout a strike being on." said Kinder; "part of the men came on passes and part on reg, ular employment agency tickets" T Secretary Wilcox of the Team Drivers1 union says that ten of the first slxly-elght who arrived are regular teamsters Con siderable interest was manifested over the arrival of the men. Bu.in.s, Agent Crew and other strike leaders were at tha trains aa they came in and immediately approached the pilgrims with the proposi tion to follow them Instead of the transfer company men. The sight of the large army of newcomers tagging down the Tenth street viaduct from the Union sta tion and Burlington depot lehlnd the strike leaders, deserting the men for whom they had come to work had the effect for the time being of dUpalllng the seriousness of the affair with tha spirit of levity. The men marched to the teamsters headtjuar tera at lit North Fifteenth street and were enrolled, given assurances of shelter and food later they were given food aad she, ter without the rssurances. Chief Donahue's lltlmatant. Chief Donahue last night said he desired to make this statement regarding the im portation of men to fill strikers' placea: "Every man who la shipped In here and does not go to work will be arrested at once as a vagrant and confined in the city Jail. I do not propose to have the com munity suffer the hardship of having a lot of such characters floating around. The newcomers must understand that they have como here to work and unless they go to work I shall take a hand In affairs without delay. We cannot afford to have the city overrun with idle strangers of this type They are no help to any city. So long as the men fulfill their contrscts to do the work they are employed for no complaint will be offered." Will Meet Every Train. The strikers have their plana set for meeting every train that bring In Imported men and exerting their efforts to get thetri away from the employers who bring them here. This Is always one of the un pleasant features of strikes and promises to form a prominent part of the struggle for a time at least. If the numbar whicls Mr. Jardlne bays "stuck" are still of th same spirit this morning they will be put to work and this will lnaure the startlnj up of a number ot idle transfer wagona. Thomas A. Coleman, first vice president of the International teamsters' body, frim 6t. Louis, jays the central orginltatlcrt represents u membership of n.uVi distrib uted among 610 locals snd lias available (or f trlke benefits 1121,0 0. The s t ken here are now drawing 15 a week benefits and after the fourth week. If the stilki, lasts that long, will drtw 17.50 a we-k.' Monthly levies are made on eaoh member ln the entire organisation of U cents and