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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1003 TEN PAGES. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. I1 I The V V ( VALUE OF RAILROADS E. Rosewater Present Argument Before State Board of Aisenment STARTS OUT WITH PERTINENT QUESTIONS "Where it the Value of Implements and Terminal Facilities?" ASSESSMENTS HAVE BEEN ON DOWN GRADE Earning Power and Tangible Property Hate Been Greatly Increased. COMPARISON WITH VALUE OF FARMS Claim that Railroads Ara Assessed oa Greater Portion ot Valaa Thaa Lssst Related by ttaa Speaker. (From a Start Correspondent.) LINCOLN, May 13.-(jSpe.lal.) "If ' it a tact tbat the railroad of Nebraska ara distributing the value ot their terminal properties throughout the countiej of the state, wny la It that the assessed valua uoo per mile at this time la lower thau It was m 182? ' If It la a fact that during these years railroad property has been improved and has lncreaae.1 In value, then why la It that the assessed valuation has not been In creased?" These questions were among other that dward Kosewatcr asked the State Board of tquslization to consider In making up lis assessment rolls on railroad property. To the boaid he aubmltted amonj others these figures on a few railroads, taken from the reports of the various state audi tors, to' sustain hia position thai rauroad property la Nebraska was grossly under valued; Asteament per mile, lb86. lu. B. A. M Iu,is l.vs omuna at Southwestern .- ' onion pacitio ... . a. C. P... 4UJU In lb&l the Union Paclflcywas assessed at su.sai, Omaha ac fcouthwestern at alu., and the B. M. at HuS-4! per mile. The total decrease in tna railroad assessment baa been on thesa tew roada over H.ww.tM). Valuo'of Tangible Property. The full membership ot the board waa .iui . .n Air. KoSewater began his ia.llc for a Juat assessment of railroad prop eity at 11 o'clock. At noon a recess waa t.k.n unth l;iO .o'clock. Mr. Rosewator nt-,nuut hla Idea to the board aa to how to mmt at the tangible pruperty and the value of the franchises and - during the afternoon discussed several of tne roaaa separately, refuting by facta and figures the boaated claims of the railroads that they were blng taxed on one-third of the actual value as compared with lands and farm properties at' from one-tenth to ona . fifteenth. ...'.''. ' 1 ' . t rr Mt tha value of the tangible prop- jty - t ' th railroads ha counseled . the -ktfd tn btitin on the lant-of-wey and find i-, I out Just how much la used for rauroaa pur poses and how much, is leaaea ior larming minuius. Reaardinc this he called atten tion 4a h. f rf that the Union Paclflo has a right-of-way of from SOO to 400 feet. Then ha ukt the board should take Into consld- erstlon the roadway and bridges, and find out Just what It would cost to replace them. The original cost ot these, he said, would have no bearing on the present cost. He would then consider the cross ties and the coat of replacement. . In answer to a. question from Governor Mickey, Mr. Rosewater suggested that It would not be a bad Idea for the members of the board personally to Inspect some por tions of the road. The valuation of track age should also be Included In the board's calculations. In former years, he aald. wrought rails were used that weighed from fifty-five to sixty pounds, and now most of the roads are using steel rails that 4 weigh from eighty to 100 pounda. The old rails cost $26 a ton. according to the report of the Board of Transportation, and the steel rails cost from SIS to $40 per ton. The lowest price paid for these wi In 1SSS. when they cost $25 a ton. , " Property Improperly Reported. The depots, grounds, tool houses! water tanka and terminal properties should also be considered. The terminal properties, Mr. Rosawater declared, were not reported In the proper form by the railroads, and no estimate could be placed on them from the returns. He- advised the board to thor oughly Investigate the value of the ter minal property personally. The unclaimed land and lots In which the railroads had equity should be deducted from the returns on the tangible property. On the matter ot franchises Mr. Rose water said this was a moat Intricate prob lem. To get the value he said the board would do well to take the value of the stocks and bond ot the railroads based on an actual value during the last alx months and from that deduct the value of the tangible property. The difference, he aald, would represent the value ot the franchise. Mr. Werton asked what waa the supreme court decision on this same proposition. The answer waa that the supreme court had not acted on the matter at all. Mr. Roaewater said the court had been asked to compel the board to alt again and con sider franchises, but Inasmuch aa the re lators had been heard by the board on th matter the court would not Issue the writ. In the Omaha case the court ordered the board to sit again. Cltea PTecedeats. Mr. Rosewater told the board that if It was right to tax street railway companlea on stocks and bonds It certainly was right to tax rallroada the same way. He called attention to the provision of the constitu tion that says all persons snd corporations should b ' aaseaaed on both property and franchises. A franchlae was a privilege tq do business, and every railroad that had a franchise had a monopoly because the people were forced to patronise 1C Before the Interstate Commerce commission In lose Mr. Rosewater said be argued tbat railroads levied tribute on all producta within twenty mllea of the road, and he ati'.l held to that. He showed that rallroada eould Issue bonds to the full value of the roada and that the private Individual could - not mortgage hla property at more than from 40 to o 'per cent of its value. While the speaker said there was nothing definite In the statutes which the board could fol. low In assessing franchises, he again called attention to the constitution and said tbat other states and tb United States supreme court had set the precedent. Mr. Rosewater contended that a railroad should be considered as whole. Inasmuch aa the rallroada returned their properties a whole. If th ruada are to be con sidered separately, be held tarh branch must show Its earnings and there waa no (Continued on Second, Fag.) MANCHURIA IS OPEN TO ALL Rwasla Explains h Movements of Her Troops Thrsssh the Die- listed Territory. PEKIN. Msy 12 The Russian charge. M. Plancon, has glvtn reassurances regarding Manchuria. He has Issued an official notice that all Marchurla Is open to foreign travel nd adda that pass- -s are no longer nec essary. Tfhere wtre 600 ,'''', N "ldlers at New Chwang. who were re,., ' ' ut the date fixed foi the evacuate h same number returned to New C ' t ap pears that the Russian force". ' turned to the LI a forts merely N- forts as temporary resting places' t journeying southward to their station vA the peninsula. .POPE NAMES HIS CARDINALS Head of the Catholle Cfcwrch Notifies Those Whom He Will Honor. .. ROME May 12. The pope has definitely decided to appoint cardinals at the next consistory. The following prelates have already ben Intormed of the Intention of the pontiff to beatow the red hat on them: Monslgnor Nocella, secretary of the col lege of cardinals; Monslgnor Cavlechlonl, secretary of the congregation of the council; Monsignor Talianl, papal nuncio at Vienna; Monslgnor AJutl, papal nuncio at' Lisbon; Monslgnor Katschthaler. archbishop of Salzburg and Monslgnor Eisher, archbishop of Cologne. The consistory is likely to take place June 15. or June 22. KAISER LOSES A LAW SUIT Railroad Wlna Case When Emperor Forblda Passengers to Cross His Land. BERLIN, May U.-Emperor William lost a case instituted by a private railroad which alleges that Its passengers were forbidden to pass slong a highway cross ing the Imperial country seat at Kadlehne, West Prussia. The provincial court de cided that the railroad could obtain no redresa from his majesty. The company then carried the case to the highest fed eral court at Lelpslc, which yesterday set aside this decision and returned the case to the court of first instance. ROYALTY VISJTS EDINBURGH King Edward and Hla Queen Are Given a Royal Reception In Scotland. EDINBURG. May 12.-The city of Edln burg was in holiday attire today and im mense crowds of people warmly greeted King Edward and Queen Alexandra as they proceeded from Dalkeith castle to Holy rood palace, where they held a court and a levee, the first of such functions to bo held In the historic palace for eighty years. On their arrival at the palace th king and queen received a number 'of public ad dresses. Presentations . to their msjefetles followed. FRANK IS AGAIN "POPULATED People Retarn. to Afflicted Town . . When Experts Report on - . Slides. FRANK, B. C. May 12.-Frank has been reoccupled,' with the consent ot P. W. J. Haultaln, premier of the Northwest Ter ritory, and " the town, which has been completely deserted for nine days. Is now a scene of life and activity. RAILWAY CONDUCTORS MEET . Twenty-Ninth Biennial Convention li Called to Order ta Pitta, burg. PITTSBURO. Pa., May 12. Nearly 8.000 delegates and their friends were present In the Old city hall today when Grand Chief Conductor E. E. Clark called to order the twenty-ninth biennial convention of the Order of Railway Conductora of the Unitod States. Canada and Mexico. Little business was transacted at the opening session other than perfecting the organisation, addresses of th officers and the reading of the reports of the various standing committees. This evening there wi:i be a public reception In Carnegie Music hall, when addresses of welcome will be made by ihe city officials, with responses by Grand Chler Conductor Clark and Mrs, J. H. Moore, grand president ladles' aux iliary. Alvin theater waa crowded at the first session of the ladles auxiliary. Mrs. Moore had charge of the exercises. One of the most Important subjects to be considered by the auxiliary will be the Increase of aeatn benenta.from $300 to SjOO. j cuiucx iur i no np convention Is a warm one. Salt Lake City, Denver, Boaton and Buffalo have committees at work lining up me delegates ror the respective nlacea. ana ine Dusiness men of each city have representatives here that are trying to in fluence th delegates to vote for their places. On day during the latter part of the convention the Buffalo contingent will run a special train over, the Buffalo, Rocheater A Pittsburg railroad to their city for th delegates. In this way they hope to win the convention. LEAD WELCOMES WORKMEN Five Hundred Delegates Bronght I ' an Two Special Trains. LEAD, S. D.. May 13.-(Special Tele gram.) Five hundred delegates to th meeting of th grand lodg of th Ancient Order of United Workmen, which la held this year In Lead, arrived today on two special tralna. The city has been placed in holiday dress for the occasion and thi arriving delegates were given a splendid reception by the ' members of th local lodge and the cltliens of the city generally. The first meeting for bualnrss will be held tomorrow. Among th arriving delegatea were representatives from the various lodges of the Degree of Honor from North and South Dakota, who also meet In grand assembly in this city during the week. This evening th visiting delegates and their ladies wer given a reception at th opera house. x POET STODDARD Is DEAD Raoamntlsm of the Heart End th Life of Celebrated Liter, srr Man. NEW TORS. May IS. Richard Henry Stoddard, the poet, died tn this city of rheumatism of the heart today. Mra Stod dard died less than a year ago and bla son. Lortmer. Is also dead. Mr. Stoddard was born tn Massachusetts in 1X CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS Ordinance Increasing Number of Wards Pnt Through Beoond Beading. TWO ABSENT AND TWO YOTE AGAINST IT April Appropriation Ordinance Passed It boat Board of Pablle Works Employes Being Included. Th ordinance to redistrlct th city Into thirteen ward was Introduced at the coun cil meeting last night by Councilman Has call, sccording to program. Under sus pension of the rules it was read th first and second times by title and referred to the Judiciary committee, of which Council man Hascall is chairman. Burkley and Mount war absent and the roll call on th suspension of the rules found only Zlm man and Hoy voting against such pro cedure. Just before the close of the meet ing, actuated by Councilman Zlmman, the council sgreod to meet this morning at 10 o'clock in. general committee meeting to discuss In public the proposed rearrange ment and increase in the number of wards. Two of the four councilmen, accused of being Implicated In an attempt to extend their stay In' th council declnr they had no intention -of trying to hold over. They wer Trostler and Karr. Whltehorn. also, said that he had no disposition to hold over, while Councilman Hascall. credited with being the chief plotter, made a ramb ling speech assailing Edward Rosewater, but failing to deny specifically that h does not wish to serve longer In the council than his term of election calls for. Approximately it is proposed to create the four new wards about as follows: The Tenth will be carved out of the south one- third of the First and Second wards, the Eleventh will be made up of the west one- half of the Seventh and the south one-third Of the Ninth, th Twelfth from the 8ev. enth. Eighth,. Ninth. Eleventh and part ot the Third voting districts of the Sixth, or about all of the south one-fifth of this ward; th Thirteenth U to consist of th north two-thirds ot, the Sixth ward, laav Ing th ward to be designated as th Sixth sandwiched In between th Twelfth and the Thirteenth. The present Third. Fourth and Fifth wards are left intact, while th Eighth ward is scheduled to lose a small slice In th rearrangement Bonndnrles of th Wards. As given in the ordinance, the boundariee of the wards that will be created and re shaped will be Ilk this: First Commencing at th MIntiH vivo. and Leavenworth street, west to Thir- leenin, soutn to u&ncroit and east to river. Second Commencing at Thirteenth and Leavenworth, south on Thirteenth to Vin ton, sou tli west to Spring, west to Union Pacific right-of-way,-norinerly to Twenty fourth, north on T wenty-founh to Leaven worth, east to Thirteenth. Sixth Commencing at west city limits and running eaat 6a boulevard avenue to Thirty-sixth, north to finkney, sast to Twentieth street boulevard, south on Twentieth street boulevard and Twentieth street to Willis avitaue, west on Willis avenue and across At 41, ldlewtld addi tion, to ' Twenty-tomth, north to Lake, west to city limit t Vth oh limits to point of beginning. ' i , . 1 ie vn i b c iimn uu. .'Mr :at-JT wen ty-fourth and Leavenworth, west to Thirty-sixth, south to south city limits, east to Union Paclflo right-of-way, northerly to Twenty fourth, north on Twenty-fourth to Leav enworth. Eighth Commencing at Sixteenth and Chicago, north on Sixteenth to Nicholas, went to Twentieth, .north to south line of E. V. Smith's addition, west on south lino of addition to Twenty-second, south to Seward, west to Twenty-seventh, south to Indiana, west to Twenty-seventh avenue, south to Chicago, eaat to alxteenth, Ninth Commencing nt west city limlta and Seward, east to Twenty-seventh, south to Indiana, west to Twenty-seventh avenue, south to Dodge, west to city limits, north along limits to Seward. Tenth Commencing at east limits and Bancroft, west to Thirteenth, north to Vin ton, southwest to Spring, west to Union Pacific right-of-way, south to city limits, east and southeast to point in east city limits in river, northerly along east city limits to point of beginning. Eleventh Commencing at west city limits and Dodge, east to Twenty-eighth, south to Leavenworth, west to Thirty-sixth, south to south city limits, westerly along limits to Forty-second, south to south city limits, west to southwest corner of city, north to Leavenworth, east to Forty eighth, north to Dodge. Twelfth Commencing at west city limits and Seward, east to Twenty-second, north to south line E. V. Smith's addition to center of Twentieth, north to Willis ave nue, across lot 41, ldlewtld sddltir.-i, to Twenty-fourth, north to Lake, west tfcity limits, south to Sward. - ' Thirteenth Commencing at west city lim its and Boulevard avenue, eaat to Thirty alxth, north to Pinkney, east to Twenty fourth, north to city limits, west on limits to northwest corner of city, south along west city limits to Boulevard. Hascall Stirs lp Strife. This was the first time the council has convened during the month and there was much business to be disposed of. The work entailed a lot of acrimonious debate, which Councilman Hascall precipitated on every possible occasion. The April salary appro priation ordinance was given Its final read ing and paased without the public works employee being Included, a communication on the subject transmitting vouchers from Comptroller Westberg having been referred to the Judiciary committee. This was ac complished only after a spirited bout be tween Hascall and City Engineer Roae water. ' in which the latter defended the Integrity .of the board,, while the council man poured vials of invective and abuse upon It. and especially upon Chairman Rosewater. An item for $1.10 for inspection work per formed by John Hoye, father of Council man Hoye, at the Capitol avenue market house, wna strlckon from the appropriation aheet at the inatigatlon of Hascall. Coun cilman Hoye found It necessary to explain as a personal matter and said that while Councilman Hascall asserted no work wss don on the market house during April, a a matter of fact as many meji of trades other than those on strike had been em ployed ther as during any period sine construction began. He said h waa wlll Irs to have the Item held out and a full Investigation made. Th matter was placed In the hands ot th committee on public buildings and property, not until, however, some very personal remarks had been ex changed between th two councilman. Belt Lin Agreement. City Engineer Rosewater submitted an agreement with th Belt Lin Railway, whereby th Una agrees to accept the ap praisement made for property appropriated for the Saddle Creek sewer and .roadway, provided that wherever th city wishes to build the road through the high railway embankments the municipality will share part of the cost. The city. In caa th road ta built, will make th openings and exca vation and build th abutments, whil th railway wfll build tb bridge or ma sonry, as th eity may elect. Meanwhil th sewer may b projected through th culverts already existing. Th agreement was approved by tho council and th mayor directed by resolution to sign IL Th selection of John W. Alvord of Chi cago as th enrbwr who will represent th city in tb water works appraisement was spprovad by th council as soon as tha iCiinilnnad an. Sernnd Page.) OMAHA BUILDING PROGRESSES Contractor Eapeeta to Hav th Itrne tar Completed Abend ( Tim, (From a Staff Correspondent- WASHINGTON. May 12. (Special Tele gram. ) Supervising Architect Taylor stated today that advices from Omaha seemed to Indicate the extension- of the Omaha public building would be completed con siderably before th time called for In the contract, February, lfKJ4. Mr.' Taylor, tn speaking about the matter, said that had not the local strike Interfered with the work he believed the building would have been finished by November ot this year, but notwithstanding labor condi tions, he thought the building would be turned over to the government thirty days before the time set for its completion. In case th contractor turns over the build ing on or about December 1, furnishings and equipment fof the .building will b ready to be dellveied and put In shape Im mediately. Under the present regime ef forts are being put forth to complete the buildings within th period of their contracts th supervising architect be lieving that a public building should be constructed with a much speed aa is re quired by a business house or corporation. It Is true ther have not been many buildings built under th direction of the government that hav been completed be fore the contract period expired, but Mr. Taylor has Insisted upon business meth ods In his department and aa a consequence contractors hav been held more closely to their contracts than ever before. : Assignment plan for th new postofflce buildings st Cheyenne and Boise are now being prepared. These plans cover as signment of rooms to the several officials who will occupy them. It Is expected they wilt be completed- within th next few days and the matter of their furnishings wtll be at once taken up. W. M. Sawyer, Inspector ot furniture .of the Treasury d. partment, has beer ordered to proceed to Cheyenne and Boise with, a, view of in stalling tha furniture, electric lights and other accessories ot these buildings on or about June 1. WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL One Iowa Postmaster Gets a Raise nd Another Is Cut In I ft alary. (From a Staff Correspondent.) ' WASHINGTON. May 12.-(Speclal Tele gram.) Under the annual readjustment of the salaries of the postmasters, Eldora, ia will be increased $100, whtl that of the postmaster at Primghar, la., will be do creased $100, aftu July 1. , Albert N. Shumsrd of Ragan. George B. Francis of Tork. Neb., Herbert G. Temte of Bryant, 8. D.. were today admitted to practice before tb Interior department. Reserve s gents approved today: Tootle Lemon National of St. Joseph for Nebraska Cltv National of N brask. City, Neb. : Na tional Shoe and Lther of New Tork for Des Moines Nation I of Des Moines; Ham ilton 'National of Chicago for First Na tlonal of Eldora: Vestern National of th t'nited 8tars of New Tork for First Na. tional ci Gladbtook, J. rV ' ' - . . iA.M6.t.M a nn'nf.J - K7HranluAfiAffnue1 M. Ptnkerton, Inland. Claroounty, vice E. J. Sachtjen. resigned. Iowa Charles F, Burger, Galva, Ida county; A. C. Gossett, Juniata. Buena Vista county. v South Da kotaGeorge Calder, Pioneer, Edmunds county. ELEVATOR FIRMS CONSOLIDATE Oao of Them ' Own Two Concerns Operating In Omaha Terrl- : tory. . CHICAGO, May 12 -(Speclal Telegram ) It Is likely that the Arms of Bartlett, Frailer & Co. and Carrlngton, Patten & Co. "will be consolidated July 1. Two of the Junior partners In the first named firm. H. H. Petera and H. E. Roycroft, retire July 1 because of 111 health. Th consolidated firm would make probably th largest grain and security concern In the country. Th firm of Bartlett. Frailer & Co. was formed here In ISS7. Its grain Interests can be Judged from the fact that it has three ele vators here, two at Jollet, owns the Trans -mlsalsslppi Elevator at Omaha, the West brook Grain company at Omaha and the Weaterrj Elevator company at Winona. It has memberships on the New York Stock exchange, Chicago Board . . of Trade and other exchanges east. It has Its own bouse at Liverpool. The concern of Carrlngton. Patten- Co. has two elevator establish ments here, on at Dubuque, on at Cairo and numerous smaller establishments Tt operates the grain elevators of the Illinois Central railway. CATTLE TO BI QUARANTINED Strict Measures Will Be Adopted to Prevent tho Spread of ' the Mange. DENVER, Colo.. May 1-What will b tha most extensive quarantine of cattle In the west for years will be In effect within a few days as the result of th general prevalence of th mange. Governor Pea body will today Issue his proclamation'. Other states and territories to the number of six or eight will come under th same rule before th end of the week. Cattle from the Mexican border to Canada will come under theaa regulations and practically all of th territory from th Rocky mountains to th Missouri river will be affected. L0BECK NAMES HIS DEPUTY Fred H. Cosgrove Annonnced aa th Hew Depnty Camp- trailer. City Comptroller-elect Lobeck announced last nigh that he will appoint Fred H. Cosgrove as deputy In his office, which he assumes May 25. Cosgrov won out . over a number of contestants for th place. H has for a long time been identified with local democratic politics and managed the successful Hitchcock congressional cam paign last fall. He was endorsed for th deputy comptrollershlp by most of the leading democrats ot tb city. SOVEREIGN CAMP IN SESSION Woodmen of tb World ta Session at AITwanlteo ' Listen to Short Talks. MILWAUKEE. Wis, May EL Th elev enth biennial session of th sovereign camp. Woodmen of the World, convened in this city today with about seveoty-flv dele gatea ra attendance. Short talks on fra ternsllsm wer delivered by F. A. Faulk en berg of Deuvar, W. T. SurrLlg of Black Rock, Ax., and olhrra, WORKMEN START BUSINESS Grand Lodge Lues No Time in Getting Down to Practical Work, SOME CHANG. S ARE MADE IN THE LAWS Baprem Foreman Miller of Missouri Delivers an Interesting Ad drosa at th Afternoon Session. GRAND ISLAND. Neb., May 13. -(Special Telegram.) The tenth biennial session of the grand lodge Ancient Order of United Workmen of Nebraska was called to order at the Bartenbacb opera house at 10 o'clock this morning by Grand Master Workman Jacob-Jaskalek. A full representation ot th various local organizations of th or der was present. All trains of last night and this morning carried large numbers ot delegates. The hotels wer soon well fllled, but th local committee had so well or ganised tha hospitality of th citizens that 2iC rooms in private houses were thrown open to the visitors, and the latter had very little difficulty in finding their places of lodging by the assistance of a corps ot messengers. Th only unpleasant feature connected with this arrangement lay In th fact of the rainy weather, some of the delegates being lodged six or seven blocks from the meeting place. The Ancient Order of United Workmen tempi purchased two years ago by th grand lodge as th permanent headquarters of tho organization, is now the headquar ters for all committee work. The sessions of the lodge sre held st th opera house, which commodiousl seats 800 people. Upon the call to order committees were at once appointed as follows: Press committee, V. O. Rewlck of Carleton, N. J. Lude of Re publican City snd W. H. Huse of Norfolk; good of th order, C. W. Miller of South Omaha, J. P. Houghton of Chadron, C. H. Denny of Falrbury; auditing, C. Schaeffer of Fremont, E. P. Wells and George Mer rlam. A committee on distribution was also appointed with Congressman Burkett as chairman. Th rules of 1901 were adopted to govern this session of tha grand lodg. Th greetings of this lodge were extended to the grand lodges of Iowa and South Da kota, both of which are In session at this time. Some Changes la Laws. Tho report of tho committee on law was th first to be taken up. - Tha committee recommended various changes, a number of which were adopted. It was recom mended that the finance committee shall consist of tha trustee only, thus relieving the grand master workman from duty on the finance committee. It was also decided that local lodges be permitted in the fu ture to fix their own fe for initiation. On a recommendation' of th committee on law th guaranty fund was so changed that it could be legally applied to th pay ment of beneficiary assessments and is now called the guaranty beneficiary fund. - Supreme Foreman W. IL Miller of Mis sourl was present at the opening of tho grand ledge. Ho mad a few appropriate remarks and befor tho session ends will be heard from In an Interesting address at som length on the'Good. of the Order.' The giand loge adjourned t"rioon"t6 meet W 3 p. In.' Supremo. Foreman W, H. Miller of Mis souri was Introduced to the grand lodge by Grand Master Workman Jaskalek this af ternoon and made. an. extended address on the principles of the order and th work ings ot th grand and supreme lodges. His remarks on the guaranty fund were a clear cut exposition of the causes for th same. arising out. of th unequal adjustment of the old relief law, that th plan was the result of an effort to substitute an equitable and Just system and to meet something that the old law did not contain. His objection to the guaranty fund was that It .did not go far enough, that it was a good thing, but not enough ot a good thing; that up to the age of 58 years there was no deficiency In the sum raised under the present plan. but after that period of life It rapidly In creaaed. In other words, the amount that twelve assessments would rats under the classified plan In Nebraska would pay all claims' up to C8, but from then on It would not do so. He hoped for an amendment to the law that would cover this deficiency. When this had been accomplished the poorer Jurisdictions could pay their death claims without Inconvenience and the cause of protection would be greatly enhanced. Upon the law of mortality ha spoke at some length, upon the theory that this matter was fixed by a natural law and could have no change. It was not subject to supply or demand and In no respect a commercial commodity. - Increase of Hazard. He explained tho ' Increase of ha- zara ana uiusiraiea Drieny tn amounts of money It was necessary to raise at varl ous ages to insure permanency. In connec tion with this matter he argued with much force that there must be a practical plan of collecting these funds. He declared that Nebraska as a young state and young peopld had enjoyed exceptional prosperity and hoped it might continue, but he warned the order to be watchful in preparing for the higher rate that would eventually come with increasing age risks. He explained that the grand lodges of the order should be drawn closely together to more perfectly protect themselves In- time of need. His re marks about the supreme lodge being any thing but a pleasure excursion were given much attention, and in this regard he men tioned th fact that the classified aaseaa. ment plan which had been so strenuously opposed aa calculated to drive the old men out of the order was originally framed by a commission of old men and passed by a lodge in which a large majority of the members were of advanced ages. He closed with an eloquent dissertation on the rela tions or tne cnurcn ana the order, pointing out the fact that th fraternal system of which the Ancient Order of United Work men was the founder snd the pioneer In development is an agency for putting Into successful practice th principles snd doc trines th church teaches. Upon completion of the address the min utes of th last meeting at Nebraska City wer adopted as printed and without de bate. Resolutions wer read and referred to th proper committee. The report of th commute on distribution was read and adopted. Tb resolution of the finance committee, fixing the rat of mileage at 1 rents per mile and th per diem at t?. with $5 for special committees and a limit of four days, was adopted. Nominations for Offleer. ' Tb nominations for grand lodge officers wer then mad as follows: Grand master, Jacob Jaskalek; grand foreman, Georg m! Murdock; grand overseer. J. D. Brayton; grand recorder, Silas R. Barton; grand re ceiver. Frank " J. Morgan, Wlllianv A. Ureenwalt, A. K- Dame. Paul Anderson, A. Whitney. Ami! Palmer-, grand guide! J. C. McElhenv. Sylvester Friend; grand watchman,' H. C. Keister, C. R. Gray, is. N. Welnbremer. Mr. Plckard; grand medlcil examiner, M. V. Gaga, Charles Roaewater, (Ccollnuad an. gwrnnd Pag.) CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Fair Wednesday, Warmer in West and Central portions; Thursday Fair and Warmer In Southeast Portion. Temprratnre at Omnha Yesterdnyi Hnnr. Dec. Honr. Dec. R a. sn aa 1 p. m 1 Ha. m tct p. m T a. m B4 91 p. m H a. m gtt 4 n. m 3 On. m ..... . K4 ft p. m HS 10l.il AO O p. m a 11 a. m J T p. m H2 IS m.. MO A p. in...... HO 9 p. m R TO MEET GERMAN NOTABLES Special Committee Will Receive th Emissaries of Emperor William la Omaha. Omaha has about completed its arrange ments for entertsining, tomorrow, th party pf forty-four German landlords snd agri cultural experts sent by Emperor William to spend May and June investigating American agricultural and stock rsislng methods. A. 8. Huberman. Robert Haaker, Louis Raapke, Dr. R. S. Lucke, John Rosicky, W. H. Schmoller and L. O. Simons, ss the committee having In charge the reception on behalf of local Germans, has Issued, through Its secretary, Mr. Simons, Invita tions to about forty-five prominent citi zens. Irrespective of nationality, to act on the general committee. This commute will be at the Union station st :30 Thurs day morning, when the visitors arrive over th Northwestern. After th usual welcoming courtesies the committee will board the train and go with the distingulahed visitors to South Omaha, where the committee will b aug mented by the South Omaha committee. The whole party then will b divided Into four delegations, each of which will b shown over a different part of th stock yards and packing houses. At noon all will reassemble at the Exchange building, where the packing companie will hav a luncheon In readiness. After the luncheon there wilt bo' some short addresses snd a general intermingling until 2:30, when the party will take special cars provided by th street rsllway company for a trip back to Omaha. The first stop will be at th Bennett store, which will conduct a brief receptldn, and the next stops will be for an Inspection of the city hall and The Be plant and building. After this the cars, which will have been switched meantime onto Fifteenth street, will be boarded again and the party taken to the Stors Brewing company's plant on Sherman avenue, where Mr.' Storz. who extended hla Invitation some weeks ago, will serve an elaborate German lunch. From the brewery tho paMy will go to the station to entrain for Kearney and Grand Island. South Omaha promises to distinguish It self when the distinguished Germans ar there. As a preliminary step, its citizens hav had special badges made, bearing the emperor's picture In a medallion sur mounted by" the eagle and followed by th words, in German: "Th Germans ar alwaya welcome." , HAS REASON 0R . BEING MAD Proprletor- oT f-Ofal " 0mKtf "tjoljago Find Bnn-geatlT Slga'oa Window. The 'proprietor of a1 local barber college to fortune and to fame unknown is so mnd h can't tnjoy his meals. H is swearing at unionists, nonunionlsts, the polio forca. th block watchmen, th county sheriff, the district marshal, th United States gov. ernment, mankind and the. unlvers. He has, he says, been a law-abiding,. God fearing man who never did anybody else any harm and who therefore has a right to protest over present Impositions and perse' cutlon. The source of his plaint Is his shop's front window and th sign printed thereon. It seems that the other day a crowd of non unionists swarmed Into the establishment with rush numerical strength as to rattle his students. Every patron had a camel's hair lambrequin under his chin and a man on th back of his nck which wer a tough as a willow hedge and which th embryotlc barbers were Invited to tak off for nothing, as per advertisement on the shop's windows. With fear and doubt the students tackled their task, but before the last of the bunch was disposed of razor blades had been chipped into saw blades and the barbers were moist with perspira tion and nervous fatigue. Quite naturally there was many a slip and consequently many a cut. Th caustic sticks were tn constant demand and some of tha last men shaved had fancy designs carved in their physiognomy. Th pro prietor was sorry, but didn't sea how 11 could be helped and didn't feel Ilk paying back anybody's money because nobody had paid any for the shave. But thera wer lngrat.es in the crowd, h declarer' with much profane emphasis, for the next morning he found on his shop windows, li large letters ot red, this admonition: "This Shop Is Unfair. It Employes Non union Meat Cutters." MORE DOCTORS OF MEDICINE I'nlverslty of Nebraska Will Gradnni a Class Tbnrsday After noon. Tha College of Medecln of tha University of Nebraska will hold Its first annual com mencement In Boyd'" theater. Thursday afternoon, beginning at 2:30 o'clock. This Is the first class to finish under the new connection, the school formerly being In dependent as the Omaha Medical college. Dr. Daniel R. Brower of Chicago ts to de liver an address on the "Art of Ms-dlctr,." H Is a graduate of the Polytechnlcal col lege of Philadelphia; received degree of M. D. from the University of Georgetown; A. M. from Wabash college; LL.D. from Kenyon college and St. Ignatius college. He Is professor of nervous and mental dis eases In Rush Medical college and In the Woman's Medical college. Northwestern university. He Is the author of numerous monographs and a textbook on Insanity. Kansas Farmer I Killed. WELLINGTON. Kan., May 12-Samuel Fox. a wealthy farmer, was gored to death In his paatur near this city by a bull. Ills body was crushed and badly mangled. Movement of Ocean Teasels Mny 12. At New Tork Arrived: Cevte, from Liv erpool: Sardegna. from Naples; Dl Tor rtno, from Genoa; Kriedricn der Grouse, from Bremen and Cherbourg. Bailed: Syl van!, for Liverpool. At Sagres Passed: Hejiperta, from Na ples, fur New fork. At Glasgow Arrived: Colombia, . from New York At I.ordon Arrived: MLnnetocka, from New Yi r At I Jverpool Arrived: Commonwealth, from Loatun. Sailed: Cltnnla, for Boalon; Aurania. (or New York. At Port Said Arrived: Telemacbua, from 'Antwerp, (or Seattle. At Queenstown Arrived: Oceanic, from New York, for Liverpool (wnd proceeded). At Auckland A rrived (previously): Si erra, from San r"miumcu, via Honolulu, toe axdaajc. it. B. W. UNION ENJOINS NOW Waiter.' Organization Oomp'aini to Court of Businese Men's Association, MAKES SPECIFIC CHARGE Of CONSPIRACY Bays Business lien Plan to Disrupt All Labor Organisations, HINTS OF BRlBtRY AND CORRUPTION Allegations 'of Boycott and Intended Vio lence and Intimidation. ' DICKINSON ISSUES RESTRAINING ORDER Enjoins Bnslness Men's Association from Exercising Discrimination Aunlnst Members of Labor Lnlons ia Any Way. Th principal and only very material d vtlopment tn the strike situation yesterday afternoon was the adoption of retaliatory tactics by the waiters' union. lis business agent, C. E. Hart, with L. V, Ouy of th Central Labor union's arbitration commit tee, had Attorney John O. Velser secure Judge Dickinson's signature to a temporary restraining order directed against members of th Business Men's association and re turnable May 25, th dale ot th honing on th order secured by the employers from Judge Munger In the federal court. This order of ths district Judge Is on th cross-complaint of Buelners Agent Hart In which th latter alleges a conspiracy among th business men to break th union by en forcing discrimination against all employ ers of union help. The' gist of th order I that the business men ara forbidden to do what the cross-complainant charges they Intend to do with this object In view. Except for this action th union men were practically inactive, though a num ber of unions held meetings lan night and discussed the situation In a general way. . The other side to th controversy took one decisive step. Th master butchers met and decided to refuse to continue longer under the contract signed May 1, now de manding that employes under them tak their places as Individuals without regard to union requirements or directions. This requirement was embodied In a seal drawn up by the butchers themselves. The Business Men's association met at Schlitz hall from 8 to 10:30 o'clock, with between BOO and" 000 men present and heard the conference committee's report of th proceedings with the governor Monday. Th report was submitted by Chairman Euclid Martin of the committee, and was received by th association without other action upon it. Th matter of taking back strik. Ing employes was discussed, Chief Donahu reported on police conditions and Saturday night was selected as th tlm for th next meeting of the association. -" At last night's meeting of th city coun cil Councilman Zlmman Introduced th res olution drawn' up by Mnyor Moore sbmi days ago dlrectjng thfrt Hereafter the cVtw mploy teamster t"th wag .seal liv manded by th union, th resolution win adopted, Hascall alone voting against it ' Walter Secure Injanetlen. For the first tim in the history of th United States, perhaps, a labor organiza tion has appealed to th court for an In junction against employers during th progress of a strike. This unprecedented action was taken in Omaha yesterday by the Walters' union which Hied a oomplalnt, with Judge Dickinson of the district court. In which it was alleged that th Business Men's association of this city la a local branch ot a national organization that has for its purpose the annihilation ot organ ized labor by unfair and unlawful means. Pending the hearing of th case Judg Dickinson granted a restraining order en joining the members of the Business Men's association from carrying on thalr cam paign against th unions In ths manner in which the Walters' union alleges it Is being conducted. . Yesterday afternoon John O. Teleer, as attorney for the Walters' union, appeared before Judg Dickinson at his horn on Twenty-third street and presented to him a cross-complaint signed by Charles T. Hart, , business agent of the union. This cross-complaint Is filed as a part of the suit of the restaurant proprietors against the unions and tha writ Is made returnable th sams day. May 25. The cross-complaint Is directed against not only the owners of hotels and restaurants, but against the per sons who brought Injunction ' proceedings against the Tesmators' union In th fed eral court, which Includes the proprietors of all of the transfer companies and a number of wholesale houses. The complaint was presented to Judge Dickinson sbout t o'clock by Mr. Ttlser. who was accompanied by L. V. Ouy of the arbitration committee of the Central Labor union and C. T Hart of the Walters' union. The Judge carefully read the cross-complaint and compared It with the restralnlnc order which waa submitted at th samo time. Ha hade only two changes in the order as aaked by tha attorney, one per mitting th parties enjoined to pay money to lawyers and another making it posslblu for them to prosecute th case pending In the federal court Allegations of th Complaint. The complaint upon which th order was based asserts that th Business Men's as sociation of Omaha is a local branch of an organization of national scop which has for Its object th destruction of labor unions; that tha defendants are members of this association and that they hav formed a conspiracy whose object Is th destruc tion of the waiters' unlou and all other unions; that In carrying out this conspiracy I they have by threats of Injury to business, ! by threats of boycotting and of refusing to I sell supplies, "forced other persons and firms I Into tho organization; that after such per- sons have Joined th association they are placed under a heavy fin In case they em ploy union labor ot recognize unions; that they have refused to sell building material to contractors who hav agreed to employ union labor, and that as a result of aald conspiracy no contractor having any agree ment with union labor has been permitted to purchase material for construction, and that over fifteen contractors who had such agreements have been unable to execute contracts; that the members of tho Busi ness Men's association Bar threatened members with personal violence and loas of employment and with blacklisting unless they will give up their organisation; that the defendants and th association bar collected a larg sura of money for th un lawful purpose of bribing offlrers aud dele gates of unions; that they hav a larg sum of money to pay out to members of th association who wfll lock out their em ployes who belong to unions, and that they ar making payments to said members who bar don So. The cross-complainants further allege that the defendants hav by threats of vial sues and Injury to business prevented