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ITnidewr o! Cepple and Wife Broncbt to
Til Oitj for f aft Kefpln.
Express Itlief That is What Would Hap
pen if Taken Pack te Fender.
Can Cffer Bo Explanation of Why Be Com
mitted tbe Crime.
First Taken to Fremont and from
llirr Tranaftrrtf to the Coaaty
" Jul! la Omaha for Safe
At midnight last night Fred Burke, who
killed Farmer W. L. Copple and wife near
Rosalie, Thurston county, ti placed In
the Douglas county Jail. He waa brought
to Omaha from Fremont on the Union Pat-Mo
flyer which arrived here at 11:30
o'clock. He was In charge of Bhertff Bau
man of Fremont and the sheriff of Thurs
ton county, who were accompanied by a
deputy. The prisoner waa in Irons and waa
closely watched. On the way to Omaha he
freely confessed his crime to the officers,
but would give no reason for committing
the atrocities. He said: "I fully realise
the enormity of what I have done, and I
know I ought to be burned at the stake,
and that's probably what I would get If
I should be taken back to Pender. The
only request I have to make Is to be al
lowed to live long enough to aee my poor
mother who. resides In Denver. Then I am
willing to take my medicine."
Burks is a smooth-faced, boyish looking
fallow, rather underside. He was so lame
last night that he could not walk without
assistance. He was In his bare feet when
tie committed the murders and made his
way over the rough country without shoes.
The great toe on his left foot was almost
cut off, although the man said he didn't
remjtober how he cut It. He Is an Invet
erate clgaret fleiid. He was dressed In
' overalls and a blue wollen shirt.
When the train reached Omaha the of
ficers remained In their seats until after
the passengers had time to leave, and
when the coast waa clear the prisoner waa
taken to the Jones street stairway to the
viaduct, handcuffed and chained to an
officer on either side of him, with a deputy
waning clone behind. The party boarded
a Harney street car without attracting at
tention and went direct to the county JalL
' As an extra precaution the prisoner was
Searched . for the second time Inside the
Jail, but only chowlng tobacco and clgaret
"makings" were found on him. These lie
was allowed to keep.
When asked by a Bee reporter why ha
ad committed such atrocities be hung his
Tr.ee.4 and muttered: - - - ,
"His handcuffs were left on him and hs
was put In the solitary confinement cell.
Cavtared t Hooper.
HOOPER, Neb.. May 14. Spedsi Tele
gram.) Fred Burke, the murderer of Mr,
and Mrs. Copple near Rosalie, was arrested
here at noon by Marshal Crawford. He
stayed last night at the farm of Oeorge
Ottesaan, six miles north, and exhibited a
large roll of bills. He walked Into town
today. He waa limping and was neipea
over the new bridge Just north of town.
Charles Durgln. foreman of the Standard
Bridge company, bad read a description of
the murderer, suspected the man and noti
fied the officers. He claimed his name
wss Hlgglns and that he had worked on the
farm of Emll ChrlBtensen, twelve miles
north of Hooper. He claimed he hurt his
loft foot harrowing yesterday. He was
perfectly cool and collected, answered ques
tions promptly, gave his family history In
an entirely easy manner. He was taken to
a physician's office, where the foot was
dressed. A large crowd gathered, but he
was not 'excited. When searched, he had
only a. few dollars In his pocket and car.
rld no weapon.
kThertff Bauman arrived at . 1 o'clock.
After a close examination he felt satisfied
Hlgglns was the murderer. Felix Gal
lagher and another citizen pf Rosalie, both
personally acquainted with Burke, arrived
at 4 o'clock and positively Identified the
prisoner, who then broke down and con
fessed the crime. Burke was taken to
Fremont this evening In an automobile
and will bs held lu the Dodge county Jail
for safe keeping. ,
Cafifeaaea to Crime.
BANCROFT, Neb., May 14. Information
received from Hooper at 4 o'clock this
efttruuon told of the capture of Fred
Burke, the murderer of Mr. and Mrs. W.
X Copple. It was said that Burke ad
mitted the killing, but refused to give any
details or motive for the crime. Bherlff
Bauman of Fremont, took Burke to Fre
ment in order to avoid any possible vio
lence to the prisoner. The capture was
effected by Town Marshal M. E. Shipley of
Na Motive for Crime.
FKlrONT. Neb.. May It (Special Tele
gram.) Bherlff Bauman went to Hooper
erly this afternoon and brought back with
him the murderer of the Copplea. near
Lyons. The murderer waa arrested In a
Hooper saloon by Marshal Crawford. The
murderer coitfuaawd his crime, and told
Sheriff Bauman all about It. He gave his j Telegram.) Fred Burke, the murderer of
uamo as Lor I liny Hlgglns, and admitted Mr- an(1 Mrs. Copple nesr Rosalie, left
- that he had gorw under an assumed name ; LyonB ist evening oa foot in a westerly
several times, but declared it was for no , direction, after abandoning the mule stolen
special reason in particular. He waa for- , trom employer and upon which he ea
. n-.etly callud Ed Burke he said. His mother
lives with a married slater at 630 Cook I fcn,rlff Malohow had all the county br eWea
street. Denver. The confession which scroM the Elkhorn river closely guarded
Sheriff Bauman, who has become some- ; and men .ourln th, country. Sheriffs of
what of an expert In the business, wrung . Voag Cuming. Burt and Thurston and the
from him. wss substantially as follows: constables of Beemer. Rosalie, Wlmier and
"I didn't have any reason for l'n gtanton were all out and actively engaged In
Copple and hi. wife. They were both good , h rch 'A ,rewr1 of jwo i. offered
t ioe, but I was sobering up from an fcy ratlve, M(, men(1, of tn, Copples for
awful drunk, and whea l went to get up , ,h re-t of ,h- murderer.
I In the night lo vomit I went out doors and , Fe,n, verT ,ntenM at Bancroft and
met Copple coming to the house with the ; ,f Burk. thWr han(J, ,
;trn. I IP'bbed the shotgun and fired : chanc of hl, re.chlng th, ,he1Ier of a
a. him and he elL He hollered and I .hot remote,
ng-aln. Then I hardly know what hap- ;
nrd. aithoukh I remember of shooting ! Poaae oa the Trail.
Mrs. Copple when she came out of the I LYONS, Neb., May 14. (Special Tele
houee. Then I went in and atayed in the gram.) Fred Burke, the murderer of
house till eJong In the morning, about 8 , Walter Copple and wife, waa today cap
o'clock, I think, when I went to the bam, Hired at Hooper, Neb., by the marshal of
t.mk a mule and rode away. I got awfully ' that place, and waa Identified by Jack
scared and nervoua, and atayed aa long Farley and J. Gallagher of Bancroft. The
as I could at the house after killing Mr. posse from Lyons tracked htm from west
ana Mrs. voppie.
"I had notHng against either of them,
and I never had a cross word with them.
We were good friends. Mr. Copple brought
. two .pint bottles , 0f wfclaky Baturd.y
night, and It was this that made me so
sick and craxy.
liiggtna dented absolutely that he had
any motive whatever In the double murder,
1 llieU them b-th." he said, "aud I never
Wednesday, Mar IB. lOT.
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Wedncwiay ami Thursihiy.
FORl-X'AST FOR IOWA Partly cloudy
Wednesday, warmer In weet portion; Thurs
day fair and warmt-r. v.
temperature at (imam yesteraay:
Deg. Hour.
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37 6 p. m 37
87 7 p. m 87
38 8 p. m , X
9 p. m 35
London grain dealera attribute rlae In
price of wheat to shortage of crop in all
parts of the world. Berlin dealers, while
admitting extensive damage, say much of
the advance Is due to speculation. Chi
cago market sells off on extensive profit
taking, but later buying movement sends
rrlce up asaln. Prof. Wilson of the Uni
versity of Kansas reports that the para
site bee that he has been distributing is
killing green bugs. Fags 1
Ten talesmen are passed by both sides
in the Haywood trial and as soon as two
more are secured the peremptory chal
lenges will begin. "It la confidently as
serted that the Jury will be completed by
Saturday. Page 1
Union Pacific orders work of building
Athol cut-off resumed at once. Fags 1
Fred Burke, who murdered Mr. find
Mrs. Copple near Rosalie, is captured by
the city marshal at Hooper and is taken
to the Fremont Jail. He admits his
identity and also committing the crime.
Fags 1
Freight men of the various roads seek
to convince the State Railway commis
sion a cut of IB per cent In freight rates
would be toto much. Commissioners are
noncommittal. State Board of Assess
ment makes a slight increase in Pullman
company valuations. Fage 3
Steamer Omaha, en route up the river,
blown onto a sandbar near Nebraska City.
Fage 8
Bruce Bundy is on trial at Tekamh
for the murder of H. B. Austin. Fage
Weather bureau reports a continued de
ficiency In both temperature and molature
for the season. Fage 3
Dodge county proposes to drain wet
lands and prevent overflows of the Platte
and Elkhorn rivers. Fags a
Returns from first election in Austria
held under new suffrage law indicate that
agrarians, clericals and Poles wll! con
trol the lower house. Fags 1
General . snows throughout Nebraska
with light snow it) Omaha breaks alt rec
ords for the month of May. Fage 1
.Endowment fund for Episcopal diocese
of Nebraska pledged at meeting of
Women's auxiliary at Trinity cathedral.
Fags 5
Twelfth biennial meeting of tbe grand
lodge of the Ancient Order of United
Workmen convenes for three days' session,
Many Yortunes made by Omaha traders
during recent advance in wheat market
and Nela Updike said to have mads $200,
000. Fags
Report of Sheriff McDonald relative to
income derived during 1904 by feeding
prisoners at county Jail. Faj-s S
New warehouse of Paxton at Gallagher
to be started next June and plans pre
pared by Architect Kimball. Fage T
Contracts closed for building of five
Story annex to Henshaw hotel and Im
provements planned to adjoining build
Ings. Fage T
Grapple, 6 to 1 and practically unbacked.
wlna the Harlem selling stakes at Bel
mont Park. Fags 4
. Results of the ball games:
10 Omaha vs. Pueblo 7.
10 Brooklyn vs. St. Louis 0.
6 Pittsburg- vs. Boston S.
V Chicago vs. Philadelphia 0.
' E New York vs. Cincinnati 2.
4 Detroit vs. New York 8.
8 Cleveland vs. Boston 4.
Fage 4
eovamcxAX ajts otustbiaxv
Live atock markets. Fags
Grain markets. Fags
Stocks and Bonds. Fage t
once thought of money in connection with
the killing. I Just don't know how I, came
to do It," and his voice broke Into a sob
Sheriff Bauman was kept busied the en
tire evening admitting; curious callers bent
upon having a look at the man. Many
were admitted and some were turned sway.
Early In the evening Sheriff 8. M.a Young
of Thurston county arrived, pleaaed that
the murderer waa In safe hands. He was
accompanied by Jamea Allan, a deputy
sheriff of Douglas county, from Omaha.
Sheriff Young said thct he had been in
structed by the county commissioners to
take any criminal whose safety waa much
In doubt to the Douglas county Jail for
safe keeping, and late last night Sheriff
Young left for Omaha with his prisoner.
Officials 411 tat the Search.
WEST POINT, Neb.. May 14-(8peclal
of town, where Matlcarrter Sbepard had
seen him, to Hooper and arrived on the
scene soon after his arrest.
j wt. FIfty-Ceat Raise.
J gxi.T LAKE CITY. May 14.-6.X hundred
enuovea of the I'nited States Mini
puny a cotpr and lril smelters at Bin.
hampton Junction walked out todiy bocauw
"f reIUe'1 lh"w " r "
Good Fropresa is Made in Seleotins Jury
for Haywood Case.
Wf Two More Jorers Are Paaaed
Peremptory Challenges Will Begla
Haywood Advisee Coaaael
BOISE, Idaho, May 14. Substantial prog
ress toward the formation of a Jury to
try William D. Haywood for the alleged
murder of Frank Steunenberg, twice chosen
the chief executive of this state, was made
on this, the third day of the trial. Selec
tion of talesmen halted for three solid hours
over chairs five and six, but once those
seats had been filled progress was very
rapid. At adjournment for the day counsel
for the defense had completed the examina
tion and temporarily passed the tenth tales
man. They had but two more to examine
In chief and a reservation to examine. If
they desire to exercise the right, two of
those temporarily passed today, so that
with reasonable progress tbe twelfth tales
man should be passed tomorrow In time
to open the way for the first peremptory
challenge, whose exercise marks entry to
the final stage of the formation of the Jury.
Counsel for the state still adhere to the
belief that the Jury will be completed by
Clarence Darrow and Edgar Wilson, for
the defense, divided the work of examining
talesmen today and their questions took
the same wide range outlined by their as
sociate, Mr. RIchardBon, and freely sanc
tioned by Judge Fremont Wood. Mr. Wil
son added to the lont train of connections,
readings. Influences and ascoclatlons that
might tend to disqualify a Juror, that of
membership In the Idaho militia, which
at various times has been railed upon to
quell strike disorders. The examination
failed, however, to disclose any military
men among the talesmen.
Mr. Darrow devoted much attention to
possible prejudice of prospective Jurors,
and his attitude and Inquiry was earnest
to. the point of solemnity. He grsvely In
vited each succeeding talesman who passed
through his hands to place himself mentally
In the serious position of the prisoner aild
then to honestly ask himself If he would
care to be tried by twelve men of minds
framed like his own.
Two Go Oat for Bias. .
Two of the original panel J. J, Wag
goner, . who , ngurea in the rost arroir,
and George Walker went out for bias,
and four of the special venire failed for
various reasons to qualify. Two of the
latter swore that they were so opposed to
circumstantial evidence In a capital case
that they would refuse to convict on it,
however strong it might prove to be. An
other of the special veniremen got oft for
sickness, but there remain more than fifty
of the special venire unexamined and ready
to " fill vacancies, making the chances of
completing tbe Jury from the special ventre
seem .good.
. Allen Pride, the fifth talesman passed by
both atdes, testified ' that Deputy Sheriff
Roberts,, who served him with a summons,
had talked with him about the case and
particularly about Harry Orchard, whom he
had known when a penitentiary guard. An
fcxtended and searching examination by
Mr. Darrow failed to show that there had
been any attempt to Improperly Influence
the prospective Juror, and while the de
fense reserved lus tights. It is improbable
that the Incident will be pursued any
further. The Incident brought out the first
mention of the name of Harry Orchard
In open court since the trial began.
Talesman D. W. Henry, who held seat
No. 6, after a long and at times amusing
examination which showed a desire upon
the part of the defense to have him ex
cused, denied under path that he had told
some of his neighbors in South Boise that
Haywood and his associates must be guilty
because they were brought back here for
trial. This Incident Is to be the subject
of further examination tomorrow.
Haywood Takes Active Part
It was another businesslike session of
the court, unmarked by Important Incident
not connected with the examination of
talesmen. Counsel bristled occasionally In
a manner that indicated the spirit of the
battle that la to come, but they continued
in harmony and were generally courteous
and graceful to one another. Haywood
participated to a greater extent than be
fore in the work of his counsel. He con
sulted most constantly with Messrs. Dar
row, Richardson and Nugent, and it was
very clear that he was offering suggestions
as to the line of examination and ex
pressing himself ss to the men In the box
who may be chosen to sit In Judgment on
his life.
In seeking the removal of Talesman Or
ric Cole, who la not In good health, Edgar
Wilson, for the defenae, made the state
ment that the trial would occupy several
weeks and possibly several months. The
ten men who have been examined and
passed for cause by both sides are. In the
order given:
A. L. Ewlng, carpenter: William Van
Orsdale, grocer; Samuel D. Oilman, farmer;
Walter Shaw, farmer; Allen Pride, farmer;
D. W. Henry, carpenter; George M. Mo
Intyro. farmer; W. N. Rudge, farmer; Or
rlo Cole, mining man, and W. W. Blsby,
real estate and insurance man.
ntEF TRItl.
Session Bpeat la Coasldertna; Motion
for Chaaare of Veaae.
BAN FRANCISCO, May 14. The first day
of the Reuf extortion case with twelve
Jurymen in the box brought only a small
audience to Judge Dunne's court room this
Attorney Hiram Johnson, for the people,
filed an affidavit against a change of venue.
After the affidavit had been submitted At
torney Ach, for the defendant, objected
to this procedure on the ground that the
affidavit was not filed in time, and accord
ing to the penal code of thla atate the
court overruled the objection. Ach took an
exception and gave notice that he would
file a counter affidavit and asked the court
to adjourn until tomorrow morning.
An adjournment waa arranted, after
Judge Dunne had Instructed the lurora to
refra!n from talking nbout the cao, read
ing or having anyone read to them news
paper accounts of the trial. Judge Dunns
said tbe trial must proceed tomorrow.
The trial Jurors are aa follows:
John H Numbrell, fruit dealer; W. D.
Knights, cashier; Clarence Colman, real
estate dealer; Guatav Wormser, wholesale
grocer; John C. Cavanaugh, furniture
dealer; Edwin EL Ltddle, property owner;
Phillip E. Lynch, fuel and feed merchant;
F. A. Halser, wine merchant; Edward
Hughes, special policeman; Harry A. Har
vey, retired civil enxlneer; James Hagan,
undertaker; Henry A. Tukr, rt.ueU box
Porakrr'i Claim to t'oatrol of rarfy
Machinery la Ohio to Be
COT.I'MBt'B, O.. May 14 For the present,
at least, the probability of a spectacular
pitched buttle, between the Taft and For-aker-DIck
factions In this state has passed.
The fight Is still In progress, however, and
the Indications now are that It will ter
minate only with the retirement from public
life of either Senator Foraker or Sec "-ery
Today Chairman Walter F. Tr of ths
republican state central com' .. called
off the meeting of that h- wh-h w.is
to have been held here ' rrc the
dispatch of the follow' te- c . .- all
n onbore of the cop .ee
Owing to Imlefln' jp v O. of pmy
coherence by Set ,r .'-V for meet
ing state commltu. rescinded.
Tht meeting of vSnlttee was to
ns ve been an
ference of paV.
the general con-
j, scheduled for to
morrow, and w. as ao suddenly called
off l.tat night byx senator Dick. The For
aker peaple have all along claimed that the
control of the party machinery was In
their hsnda and there was an urgent de
sire among many of the followers of Sec
retary Tnft throughout the etate that the
time had come to prove the accuracy of
this assertion."
Chairman Brown declared If a special
meeting Is desired later It can be called
at any time.
In the meantime the Taft forces are
about to push matters. They are about to
"smoke out" the leading officers of the
state, and Invite them to Indicate where
they stand for Taft or for Fomker. After
this part of the program has been carried
out a meeting of the state central com
mittee may be called and Its members will
be given an opportunity to declare them
selves. The republican 'organisation of this
county today adopted Taft resolutions.
The county committee waa called together
for the purpose of formulating instructions
to the Columbus delegates to Senator
Dick's conference. When the conference
was called off It was decided to endorse
Taft anyhow.
Indications that Clericals, Agrariane
and Polea Will Coatrol the
Lower ' Hoaae.
VIENNA, May 14. -The elections held to
day throughout Austria under the extended
suffrage, for members of the lower house
of Parliament, passed off, as a general
thing, very quietly. The regulations of the
new suffrage law worked admirably and
prevented the disorders which have char
acterised previous contests.
At a late hour tonight it was still im
possible to form, a positive opinion concern
ing the construction of the new house, be
cause of the re-ballotlng In numerous cases.
Three hundred and ninety-nine seats out of
a total of 61 were filled today. The social
democrats attained the greatest success,
winning a total of forty-flvs seats.
One member of the present cabinet, Herr
von Marchst, the minister of public Instruc
tion, who Is a German, lost his seat, while
two otfif -ministers. Dr. von Derschatta,
minister of railways, a German, and two
Cseoh ministers. Dr. Forscht and Dr.
Pacak, will have to fight for ,thelrs In the
re-ballotlng. , The leader of the Blsmarck
lan Germans, Herr Schoiierer, also lost his
Although It Is difficult to predict the final
outcome of the elections today, there Is
reason to believe. Judging by present Indi
cations, that the new lower bouse will have
a majority composed of clericals, agrarians
and Poles. The re-ballots will be decided
May 23.
Passengers and fltrlkebreakera . oa
Street Cara Are Attacked by
Membera of Mob.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.. May 14. Today
was the worst day of violence In the street
car strike since the Turk street battle. The
forenoon passed with little disturbance, but
throughout the hours of the afternoon, from
12 o'clock until 7, stones flew on Mlnsion
street, from Fifth to Twenty-fourth, a
distance of about three miles. Though
nearly 100 policemen, few of them mounted,
were stationed along Mission street, vio
lence was not prevented and comparatively
few arrests were made. Several passengers
were assaulted by the crowds, numerous
strikebreakers were struck, panes of glass
were smashed and persons alighting from
cara were chased and In some Instances
knocked down and beaten. ,
Mayor Bchmlts and the committee of
fifty have spent the day In persistent effort
to formulate some definite plan that will
make for Industrial peace and the restora
tion of normal commercial activity, but
without success.
Governor Gillett decided today to make
hla headquarters in this city indefinitely for
the purpose of giving the situation his per
sonal observation.
Aeease Casper Parties of Enticing
Them Iato aa Immoral
CASPER, Wyo., May 14. (Special Tele
gram.) Kate Gesener and Midget Gessner,
whose home Is In Sioux City. Ia.. have
brought a eerlous charge against eeverai
parties in Casper, alleging that they were
enticed away from their home and into a
house of 111 repute tn Casper. George F.
Robinson. Fay Hovey. Eddie Hovey and
Ed Earl are the parties accused, and their
trial has been continued to June 7. Robin
son pleaded guilty to conducting a house
of ill repute and waa fined today. Robinson
waa placed under $1,000 bond to appear to
answer to the charge of enticing the Gesa-
ner girls Into hla place, and Fay Hovey
waa placed under a bond of 8500. The other
part lus could not be found.
J. I. Case Company lasaea
for Esteaaloa of
MINNEAPOLIS. May 14.-A blanket
mortgage for 83.OP.0u0, covering all the real
estate holdings of ths J. I. Case Thresh-
Ing Machine company In the United States,
was filed here today, running to ths First
Trust and Savings bank of Chlcara.
It is announced that the instrument la
to secure a bond Issue to be used for de-
veloplng and extending the company a
trade, with special reference to the Ca-
nadlan and foreign fields. Properties cov- '
ered are in Minneapolis. Racine, Dee
Moines. Fargo. Kansas City, Dallas, Tex.;
jncoln snd Oklahoma City
London Dottier Attribite Kiss te Proiptct
f World-Wide f hortate.
Mneta of Advance la Attributed to
Manipulation hy Speculators.
Blight Reaction la Chicago
. LONDON, May 14. The European wheat
situation, according to the generally ac
cepted view here, resolves Itself Into ques
tions of supply and demand. It is ex
plained that it Is not speculation alone
which has brought about the present high
prices. The situation has been strongly
Influenced by buying for the foreign de
mand. Germany has been purchasing
Australian and Argentine cargoes for
nearly six weeks, the shortness of stocks
in that country being caused to some ex
tent by selling considerable quantities of
both rye and wheat to Russia, as last
year's Russian crop suffered damage.
Germany, therefore, must now get about
4,000,000 bushels mors before the end of
July this year than It did during the
same period last year. This fact la re
marked here aa mainly Instrumental in
causing the squeeze, because river Platte
shipments sre required by the United King
dom, Germany and the Mediterranean, es
pecially Italy.
It Is also acknowledged that considera
ble damage has been done to the winter
crops in Germany, Roumanla, Hungary
and along the Danube, extending to about
40 per cent. One Bulgarian report says
that in places it is about 80 per cent.
From all Europe, France excepted, the
advices are unfavorable. The Russian,
crops are not only bad, but the political
uncertainty In that country Is also having
a depressing effect on trade. The millers
have been keeping down stocks to the
lowest points possible, living from hand !
to mouth, expecting a drop In prices.
Cold weather In Great Britain also to
some extent helps the advance.
In the past, generally speaking, when
there has been a shortage of wheat in
the west there has been plenty In the
east and vice versa, but this year both
are bad, and naturally the price goes up.
The representative of a large Roumanian
dealer Informed the Associated Press that
when he left 'Roumanla some weeks ago
the outlook was bad and that his advices
fully confirmed the depression of the situa
tion. He further said that unless rain fell
very shortly the spring crop would be
ruined and the exports of wheat would be
A dispatch received here from Melbourne,
Victoria, this evening said that the wheat
market there was strong and that prloea
had advanced t cents.
Prlcea Lower la Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL, May 14. The price of wheat
futures here today were lower. According
to the opinions of dealers the Increase in
the. pi Ices of wheat Is due to the shortage
of the crops In the United States, southern
Russian and Roumanla, and not to specu
lative movements.
The latest reports from Bucharest say
unless rain falls In a few days tha spring
crops In the Whole of Roumanla will suffer
The large cargoes of wheat which gen
erally reach these waters at this period
of the year have not arrived and the
stocks in ureal Britain are light. A con
siderable quantity of Australian wheat is
being purchased in England for Germany.
Owing to the Increase in the price of flour
the Scotch bakers have raised the price
of bread.
PARIS, May 11 The wheat situation In
the United States is being followed most
attentively In Paris and every part of Eu
rope. The upward movements of prices,
however, do not cause great surprise In
commercial circles. Prominent grain mer
chants here express the opinion that the
present upward movement is partly Justi
fied by the crop reports, though it is said
to be to a certain degree speculative, and
some reserve is regarded as being neces
sary in forming an opinion on this aide,
as the latest available reports In Europe
are quite a month old, when almost every
country except France, which was favor
able, reported a shortage. German wheat
suffered from the rigorous winter, and
Hungary, Russia and the Danube districts
also endured severe cold, while the spring
wheats have been retarded by the abnormal
temperatures. All parts now complain of
the excessive heat, and even in France It
Is not certain whether the crops will turn
out as well as anticipated. The critical
period la now approaching. In the event
of the prospects being unfavorable the
French merchants would be obliged to Im
port from the United States. The European
requirements, have been Important this year,
with low stocks, while the small supplies
received from India leave the United States
apparently master of the situation. The
market here this afternoon was calmer on
Germans Blame Specalatora.
BERLIN, May lt.The German grain
market is disturbed over the sharp rise in
prices in tbe United States. While it ia
admitted among grain merchants that the
advance finds a natural explanation in the
crop prospects, chiefly American and partly
European, still the feeling here is that speo
uiattcn has been -overdone tn America,
hence in Berlin the prices today not only
refused to follow the advances in the
United States and IJverpool yesterday, but
closed lower, July wheat losing 75 cents per
ton. It was reported on the Bourse that
Russian agents sold heavily for nearby de
livery. While the German grain crop somewhat
improved recently, It is still far behind in
consequence of continued drought.
HAMBURG, May 14. The fear Is ex
pressed among tha Hamburg grain mer
chants that the South Russian merchants
( may fall to make delivery If the upward
: movement In the price of wheat continues.
One Hamburg firm Is mentioned as already
bong involved in difficulties In this con
nection. BUDAPEST, May 14 The report of the
ministry of agriculture saya that the win
ter had bee bad for grain. Winter wheat,
rye. barley and corn Buffered from the ex
cessive frosts and Insects and much of the
land waa unfilled on account of the un
favorable spring. Ths exlatlng sowings
show little development.
Blight Reaction la Chirac.
CHICAGO, May It-Many men took email
fortunes from the Board of Trade thla
' morning by quietly unloading wheat at the
j high prices made possible by yesterday's
I extraordinary bull movements. The pit.
' however, was less spectacular than It was I
reaterday and the gallery, crowded to Its
; utmo,,t capacity by viaitora of both sexes,
: w,kl,e,, ,n vUn for bur,t ot P"1!"nonlum
use iui wnicn f mica lur nuun ywfr-
December wheat touched a dollar for a
(Continued on Second Pag.)
May Caaae Another
of Constitutional
WASHINGTON, May 14-Oovernor Frsnts
of Oklahoma and the delegation from that
state who are in Washington to confer
with Chairman Sherman and members of
the republican congressional committee re
garding the constitution adopted for the
new state, late tonight received a tele
gram announcing that a permanent Injunc
tion was granted by Judge Pancoast at
Alva, Okl., today in the Woods county
case restraining the governor, constitu
tional convention end county officers from
calling an election prior to November, 1!.
J. L. Ilaman, the republican state chair
man of Oklahoma, who announces an ap
peal will be taken to the supreme court,
tonight telegraphed members of the state
legislative committee calling a meeting for
May 23 to decide what action shall be
taken regarding the holding of a state con
vention. The result of Judge Psncosst's decision,
it Is announced tonight by the delegation,
may be that the constitutional convention
may have to again assemble to make cer
tain changes In the state constitution re
cently adopted. Chairman Haman has sent
messages to the county chairmen recom
mending that no caucuses or conventions
be held until after tho meeting of the re
publican state executive committee.
It will be Impossible, Chairman Haman
says, to get a hearing In the state supreme
court until the middle of June, and the
state convention has been called to meet
June 8 at Tulsa, I. T. Secretary Taft has
accepted an Invitation to address that con
vention. In view of Judge Pancoast's de
cision In the Woods county case the Okla
homa delegates believe that It will be neces
sary to postpone the state convention until
after the supreme court peases on ths
Woods county appeal case.
Accompanied by Representatives Sherman
of New York and Loudenslager of New
Jersey nd Senator Curtis of Kansas the
Oklahoma delegation was received by the
president tonight. Mr. Roosevelt asked
many questions about the new state, but
expressed no opinion regarding ths new
Mexlcaa President Says Report Pab
llahed la New York Makea Him
Appear to Re a Fool.
CITY OF MEXICO, May 14. The repre
sentative of the Associated Press was re
ceived In special audience by President
Diss, and his attention called to a tele
gram from New York, saying that he
favored a federation of, Central American
states with a Joint protectorate over them
by the governments of Mexico and the
United States. President Diss denied that
he had made such a statement to any
newspaper man, adding that he hoped that j
the Associated Press would correct the
same or else "it would seem to the world j
that the president of Mexico was a fool."
He said that last Saturday the American
ambassador, Hon. David ' E. Thompson. !
called upon him with two gentlemen, both
Americans, one a mining man In northern
Mexico, and the other a representative
of a New York newspaper. They were
accompanied by some one who acted as
interpreter, and President Dlas declared
thst the statement concerning the federa
tion and the protectorate of the Central
American states was doubtless due to some
mistake In translation made by this In
terpreter. The president today stated that In the
Interview of last Saturday turning on the
Central American situation, he told his
Interviewers that Mexico would never go
to war with Guatemala unless there waa
some strong reason for it,, making war
necessary, and even these reasons would
have to be such aa would appeal to the
nations of the world; but, on the other
hand, Mexico could not tolerate any alight
from Guatemala or any other nation. He
added In his converaatlon to the gentle
men last Saturday, that the extradition
of the parties demanded from Guatemala
was because of their implication In an
act of sssasslnstlon In this city. Guate
mala, he said, excused Itself under the
treaty existing between Mexico and that
country, but the excuse was scarcely valid.
Laad Withdrawn from Settlement in
Wyoming- to Be Restored
to Entry.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, May 14.-(Speciai Tele
gram.) Rural free delivery carriers ap
pointed for Nebraska routes: Arcadia,
route 1, William P. Burdlck, carrier, Flor
ence E. Burdlck, substitute; Rlverton,
route S. Gustav Iverson, carrier, Emma
Iverson, substitute.
Christine Taylor has been appointed post
master at Bangor, Walworth county. South
Dakota, vice M. A. Burns, resigned.
Upon the recommendation of Congress
man Haugen Dr. J. W. Davis has been
appointed pension examining surgeon at
Waukon, Ia., vice, Dr. B. C. Myers, re
signed. I
On July f7, next, there will become sub
ject to settlement, but not to entry filing
or selection until August 2. about 24, W0
acres of land now temporarily withdrawn
for forestry purposes, and adjoining the
Medicine Bow national forest reserve in
Wyoming within the Cheyenne land dis
Syraeaae Merchant's Boa la Returning-
with Hla Japanca
SEATTLE. Waah.i May 14. Horace N.
Lavtne, son of a wealthy ahoe merchant
of Syracuse, N. Y., passed through here
yesterday with hla Japanese bride on his
way home to break the newa of hla mar
riage to hla parents. Mra. Lavlne Is re
ported to be very wealthy. She speaks no
Lavlne enlisted in the First Tennesaee
volunteera and waa In tbe Boxer troubles
with the Ninth Infantry.
Cttlsene Bank Robbed finder Ex
tremely Basplrloaa Clr
eamataaeea. TOPEKA, Kan., Msy 14. Officiate of tha
Citltena' bank of North Topeka admitted
today that the aafe had been entered some
time between last Saturday night and Mon
day morning and robbed of $10,000, half of
It in gold and the balance In currency. No
explosives were used, but the safe com
binations were worked. Suspicious circum
stances surround the robbery and tbe bank
officials hint at sensational arrtsls within
a few days.
Dentine Winter Weather TreTailt Otei
Nabmka and Adjoinine States.
Cmsa Gets Severe Temperature, bnt Only
a Touch of the Enew,
Veeetation of Every fort Enfferi and
Knoh Garden Trnok Eninel,
l nprrcedented Weather F.itenda.Over
Thla State and lilts Kansas,
Iowa, Wyomlna;, Colorado
aad Dakotaa.
Omaha, light snow.
Lincoln, coid and windy; snowing ver
Beatrice, cold and windy; snowing very
Fremont, cold and windy; slight snow.
Columbus, cold; snowing very hard.v
Grend Island, snowing very hard.
Norfolk, cold and windy; north wind.
Sioux City, cold; misting.
Oakland, cold and windy.
West Point, cold and windy; probably
Wiener, snow.
Hastings, cold and windy; slight snow;
temperature. 82 degrees.
Holdrege, very cold and windy; no snow.
Emerson, cold and windy; no snow.
Nebraska City, cool and slight wind; no
Tuesday, May 14. waa the kind of day
the Oldest Inhabitant Jots down In his
memory to spring on the wondering futuro
generations. Snow fell in Omaha In the
morning and at noon it was coming down
fast, but it was ao nearly-akin to rain and
sleet as to make no stand for iteelf. The
record fvr late spring snow was broken.
The temperature ranged from 36 to 38 above
sero and the atmosphere was severely pene
trating. This touch of winter was general
over this section of the west.
The weather was no mere trlto topic of
conversation. It was a thing of muc,h Im
portance, not only affecting the feelings of
people, but threatening to stunt the crops,
which by this time ought to be well on the
way toward fruition.
The Nebraska Telephone company consid
ered the weather so extraordinary that a
special effort was made to get the state of
the weather condition at different points in
the state. The result wss as printed above.
Everywhere It was cold and windy and at
a number of points a heavy snow was re
ported. The weather ranged from 88 de
grees In Omaha to S2 degrees at Hastings
and points below freeslng further west in
the state.
v Weather Maa Busy,
The usual quiet routine of the local
weather office was disturbed consldersbly.
Colonel Welsh snd his corps of assistants
were in a rush all morning taking readings
from various Instruments, comparing them
with readings of other years and putting
them down for future reference.
"Talk about winter lingering in, the lap
of spring," exclaimed the weather man.
"Tha old fellow is actually trying to stay
and make the acquaintance of that win
some dimsel. summer. I've no patients
with the weather."
The government reports showed snows in
the region from Concordia, Kan., as far
ss Cheyenne. There were killing frosts in
the Dakotas, Colorado snd Wyoming and
heavy frosts In the mountain district. In
western Nebraska the temperature was be
low the freeslng point Tuesday morning.
The indications ars for alowly rising tem
perature today.
Many Mast Be Replanted aad Omaha
la Scarce of Vegetablea.
Omaha may be in a bad way for green
garden truck within the next few weeks,
for the reason for garden truck from tha
aouth is about over and the home grown
vegetables are late or nil. Local garden
ers had to replant several times and It
looks as though moat of the garden truck
will have to be replanted again. - But few
gardeners can be found at the markets
these cold mornings snd but a dosen were
at Eleventh and Howard streets Tuesday
morning, where generally at this season of
the year there are from 78 to 100 each
morning. The asparagus and spinach and
pieplant which the few who came brought
to market was sold for more than twice
what it formerly cost at tins season of the
year. The gardeners say they are not get
ting one-fourth the green stuff they gen
erally got at this season. There ars no
home grown peas, beans or radishes.
Eastern Nebraska r ana l-onion ax
Kansas la Storm Area.
LINCOLN, May 14. Snow began falling
In Lincoln and over most of eastern Ne.
braaka at 8 o'clock this morning, with in
dications fsvorlng a heavy fall. Ths tem
perature waa I degreea above the freeslng
point at that time.
NORFOLK. Neb., May 14. Snow began
to fall heavily here before noon. The tem
perature dropped to frexlng point
GRAND ISLAND, Neb.. May 14. Snow
flurrloa occurred here thla afternoon, the
temperature falling to 93.
KANSAS CITY. May 14. Over thres
inchea of rain fell laat night in aouth
western Missouri and there waa a pre
cipitation of over two inches of water lo
other portions of Missouri and In south-,
eastern Kansas, with a light fall of rain
all over Kansas and throughout moat of
Oklahoma. At Concordia, Kan., one county
from the Nebraska state line, snow fol
lowed the rain this morning with a tem
perature of 88 degrees prevailing.
The fall of rain follows:
Lamar, southern Missouri, 1.12 Inches!
Fort Scott, aoutheaatern Kansas, 1.60; Lex
ington. Mo., one county east of Kmau
City. L32; Kidder, northeast Missouri, 1.J0.
In the vicinity of Kansas City the wind
blew at a velocity of forty miles an hour
and the rainfall amounted to .7 of an incu.
WEST POINT. Neb., May 14. tSpecial.)
A severe snowstorm occurred here thlt
morning for about three hours, melting as
It fell. The temperature waa very low.
Following a period of heat, with hot winds,
thla experience is hard on all growing
crops. Corn planting Is progressing fast.
In sums of ths churches preyera have boos
offered for favorable weather.
LINWOOD, Neb., May 14.-(Speclal.-II
began to anow here trie morning about 1
o'clock. For more than two houra a ver
itable blizzard raged, aa a high north wind
was blowing.
MEADOW GROVE; Neb.. Msy It (Spa
clai) A bevy snow is falling Lara lUl

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