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hews SEcnan. Pises 1 ta 10. A Paper for th Hem THE OMAHA DEC. Best A West VOL. XXXVII NO. 2G: OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 18, 1908 TWENTY TAGES. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. MISERS SIGN SCALE Conference at Toledo for Central Dii trict Reaches Agreement MINES TO REOPEN MONDAY Two Hundred Thousand Men 'Now Idla Will Resume Work. CONTRACT IS FOR TWO YEARS It is Rased on Last Year's .Rate of Ninety Cents a Ton. ' ILLINOIS IS NOT REPRESENTED Opera tore of That State Asked ta . Become Partlra to t Coaler tlte, Which Will Be Held February. .1910. TOLEDO. O., April 17.-Jhe 200,000 Idle miners In the central competitive district will go to work next Monday. An amicable agreement between miners and operators was reached today by members of the scale committees, and this agreement was later ratified by the Joint meeting of min ers and operators. The terms of the agree ment provided for a general resumption of work throughout the district next Monday; the adoption of the old rate of 90 cents a ton for mining work, a referendum' vote to be taken by districts and a call of the committee to receive the returna of the vole, the referendum being on the propo sition to mnke tho agreement hold for two years; a uniform screen of one and a fourth Inches; an eight-hour day; the referring of all local differences as to prices and con ditions to the districts for settlement; an invitation to Illinois operators to Join In the next lnterrtato convention; and that the next Joint Interstate conference be held In Toledo Ir February, 1310. 1 Miners and operators declare there1 is ni w a more harmonious feeling between miners and operators than has existed In years. Terms of Contract. The Interstate agreement effected by the miners and operntors at their session to. day Is as follows: It is hereby agreed between the operators and miners' representatives of western Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana: 1. That the. mining rales, .day. wage sml and general prices In i-xlstcnee In western Pennsylvania, Ohio and-Indiana In tho year 1SM7 lM reaffirmed. 2. That Internal differences, both as to prices unit conditions, be referred ror ai Justment tn' the various districts affected. 3. That IIih screen hereby adopted for the stHte ot Ohio, western Pennsylvania and the bituminous district of Indiana shall tie uni form In sise, six feet wide by twelve feet long, built of flat or Akron-shsped bars of r.'t loss than five-eighths of sn Inch surface, with one and one-fourth Inches lietween burs, free from obstructions, and that such screen shall rest tipm sufficient number or bearings to hold the bars in proper pus! tlons. 4. That th block coal district of Indiana may com lime the use of the dlnmond screen. i' .r iM-iil size una pattern, with Ine privi lege or run or mine cum, i no mining price of which shall be determined by tha actual screenings. Klght-Hoor Da? Denned. 5. That the elRht-hour day of forty-eight hours or six days per week Is hereby re affirmed. tt. 'that an clgliv-hour day means eight buurs work in the mine at usual working places for all classes of Inside day hibor. Vi his shall be exclusive of the time required 1K reaclilna such working places In tho morning and departing from same at nlghtj Ken-arding drivers, they shall taxe meir mules to and from the stables, and tho time required In so doing Khali not Include any part of tho day's labor, their work begln "nlng when they reach the change at which they recelvu empty cars; but in r.o case ahull tho driver's time be docked while he Is walling for such cars at the point named. 7. Thai when the men go Into the mine In the morning they shall be entitled ts two hours pay whether or not the mine works lh full .two hours or not. But afier the first two hours the men shall be paid for every hour thereafter by the hour, for each hour's work or fractional part there of. If for any reason the regular rouilna work cannot be furnished the Inside labor for a portion of the flrHt two hours, the operators may furnish other than the regu lar labor for ,ho unexpired time. 8. Thai the terms of this contract shall begin April 1, llMi, and expires March 31, 1810. it. That a general resumption of opera tion In western Pennsylvania and Olili (the mines In Indiana now being in opera tion) shall take place on Monday, Apill 2, 10. That the renewal of the mining rates, ay wage scalo and general prices exist ing In 1WI7 Is oil condition of the approval of a two year's contract by referendum vote of the .United Mine Workers of America. r Settlement Wltkssl Strikes. Resolved, By representatives ofhhe Inter stale Joint convention, composed of the operators and miners of western Pennsyl vania, Ohio and Indiana, that we condemn In the most vlgoroua and posltlvs manner the practice of suspending the operation of mines, psndlng the-investigation and ad justment of disputes arising under the terms of Joint agreements in the various dlHtrlcts and subdlstrlcts under the Juris diction of this interstate movement; and we recommend that such provisions be agreed upon by the operators,' and miners' representatives In the various districts and subdlstrlcts ss will require tha mine mana gers and mine workers to comply with the terms of the contract, and to adjust dia- tutes without delay and without suspend ig the operation of mines. This interstate Joint convention shall ad tetirn to meet In Interstate convention on the first Tuesday in February, 1810, at 10 a. m., in tha city of Toledo. O. STEAMER YET HARD AGROUND Unavailing; Efforts Made to Float lotted States omd Passengers Will Bo Tokens Of, NEW YORK. April 17. -The Scandlavlan American Una steamer United States, which was grounded In tha ship channel yesterday after It had been seriously damaged In a collision with the steamer Monterey, waa still hard aground today. Several unsuccessful attempts to float tt have been made. Tugs were standing by today prepared to maks another attempt at tha most favorable opportunity. The passengers, numbering more than K, will be taken off this afternoon and brought back to the city. JOHN JR, UNDER WIRE FIRST Elected Vice Prcsldeat of Hla Bible (la as at Fifth Avenue thuroh. NEW YORK. April 17. -At the close of the annual meeting of the Bible class of ths Fifth Avenu? Baptist church last night. It waa announced that John V. Rockefel ler. Jr.. was elected vice president of th thus. Although at the start thre were signs that friends of his opponent, W. E Church, were trying to stampede the vot er for their candidate, the chairman of th elections committee announced that Mr. Koakefeller was elected unanimously. Fifty-three vots war cast, each ballot baluf aumbartf SUMMARY OF THE BEE - i Saturday, April IS, 1008. 1908 sffpRiir 1908 srs: ,kl rrz, i na mf m &r 12 3 4 5 6 Z 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 1Z 18 19 20 21 22 2324 25 26 2Z 28 29 80-- TK1 WSATKZB. FOR' OMAHA, COUNCIL. BLCFF3 AND VICINITY Probably fair Saturday; not much change In temperature. FOR NEBRASKA Saturday, generally fair. FOR IOWA Threatening with showers in east and central portions Saturday o a. m A a. m 7 a. m ft a. m a. m 10 a. m 11 a. m 13 m. . p. m... p. m... p. m... p. m... U m... p. m... p. m... p. m . . . p. m... DOMESTIC. State police have control In Chester and the street car company will not operate cars without the permission ui an thnrttles. Kansas City legal authorities miena w press the prosecution of the Sunday thea- ter cases. Most daring robbery occurs at cnauiau qua, Kan., a borrower from a bank, with another man, locking the cashier In the vault while he walks away with the money on the counter. Fag 1 Chancellor McCracken of New York uni versity returns from Scandinavian coun tries, where he went to arrange for an Interchange of professors. Par W. J. Bryan lb given a hearty greeting at Rochester, but he declines to take sides In the New York fight. Presbyterian minister found dead In ho tel at Woodbury. 1. J-. and afterwards It Is shown he was paying attentions to many members of hla congregation. , rag X Mob drives Italians away from Clin ton, where they have bee nkeeplng na tives from work. Fag 1 Conference of delegates from upper New York held In New York City over the political situation. f State primaries held In Oregon. Faff 1 John D. Rockefeller elected vice presi dent of his Sunday school clasa. Fag I Convict spy testifies In the trial of Frank Schenck at Ottawa, Kan. Pag X Aldrlch bill Is killed In the house com mittee on banking. Fag 3 Decision of the United States oourt of appeals at St. Louis permits injunction of Railroad commission of Nebraska In rate matters only after rates have been ordered. FagX 1 'Omotbns public building bill to be re ported soon. Only one building to be al lowed each congressman. Nebraska towns which are to be favored. Faga 1 Coal miners and operators of the cen tral competitive district signed a two years' contract on basis of last year's scale. Two hundred thousand men will resume work Monday. Faga 1 Latter Day Saints declare manuscript now in their possession is original one from which book of Mormon was printed Fags 3 FOBXIO. French lose many men in a fight with Arabs. Page 1 KXBOISXA. St. Joseph & Grand Island road submits some queer figures to State Board of As sessment. Republican state committee called to meet atlneoli next Wednesday night. rags a X.OCAT. . Good Friday is oqserved generally In Omaha churches. Fag 7 Omaha freight depots will remain open until 8 o'clock during summer months instead of closing at noon. Fag 7 Testimony of Mrs. Anna Offerman against Mr. and Mrs. Hester discloses re markable story of scheme by which clairvoyant secured $2,000. Fags, 10 Large houses for buying plucking sheep pelts will follow wool market to Omaha. Fag Nebraska blessed with a good rain which soaked the state fron. one end to the other. , Fag 1 While local cafes are blaming Beef trust for high prices of meat 'orders, they are boosting price of coffee to 10 cents a cup. Fag 8 COarMEKCIAZ. AND XVSVCTmiAX.. Live stock markets. Fag 13 Dun's review of trade says Easter de mands and seasonable weather help retail business, but that conservatism rules all preparations for future production. Fag 13 MOTEMEITS OF OCEAJ BTBAMBXrPS. Fort. NKW YORK. nkw yohk: NKW YOHK. FLYMHt'TH Arrtvod. Bll4. Eiruria Baltic. Adriatic L Lorraine. I'rettdeut Lincoln President Orant. t 'KKNSTUWN. MJmUo Carmama. Qt'EK.NS TOWN Harforl. 11AMHI HO leutKhlaad. HAVRE La Province litNOA Loulilana FOR DOCTORS' WIDOWS' RELIEF American Association of PatKoloarlsts Provides Fund for Mrs. Cnrroll nad Mrs. Lascar. ANN ARBOR, Mich., April H.The eighth annual meeting of the American As sociation of Pathologists and Bacteriolo gists opened .here today with the election ift the following council: President. Dr. H. E. Ernst, Harvard uni versity; vice president, T. H. Hiss, Colum bia university; secretary. Dr. F. B. Mal lory. Harvard university; treasurer. Dr. E. H. Williams, fnlversity of Buffalo. A committee was appointed to take charge of raising a relief fund for the widow of Major Carroll, U. 8. A., who died from the effects of his experiments while studying the mosquito theory of the spread of yellow fever, and also for Dr. Lasear, who was connected with Major Carroll In th yellow fever experiments. MONTANA MINERS KEEP ON Conference Between Operntors and Workers Hrsulta la Continuation ot Agreement. HELENA. Mont., April 17At a confer ence yesterday between the Montana Coal Miners and the United Mine workers, dis trict No. H, an agreemer.it waa signed to work until September, under th terms of which operations at every coal mine in the stat win be continued uninterruptedly and all poaslbllity of strike is eliminated. DARING ROBBERY IN KANSC Cashier Locked in Vault, 1 Looting at Leisure. CARRY ROOTY IN OPEN DAYLIGi .; Chautauqua Bank Lose f 3,000, buti Foar Posses Art' Only Half Hour Behind tho Bold Robbers. COFFEYVILLE. Kan., April 17. Two men entered the Cittxens Stat bank at Chautauqua, twenty-five miles west of Coffey vllle, at 9;J0 this morning and after forcing- Cashier C. C. Walterhouse and Del Easley, a business man, to enter the vault locked them In, secured all the currency In sight, amounting to about $3,000, and escaped into the Osage hills across the line In Oklahoma. Four posses are in pursuit and aa the roads are muddy it is believed the robbers will be captured. The robbers secured only half an hour's start. The robbery was one of the most daring ever .executed In this part of Kansas, the scene of many holdups on the part of the Dalton, Starr and other gangs of outlaws who from time to time have made their rendecvous In the mountainous country of nearby Oklahoma. Cashier Locked In Vault. Cashier Walterhouee had scarcely opened the bank at Chautauqua this morning ana (.luccd hjs currency on tho counter ready inr the day's bustnes when the two roo- bers entered. The only other person in me place was Del Easley. The robbers, both of them well dressed, made their way di rectly to the cashier's window. One of them was a man well known about town and when ha commanded Walterhouse and Baalcy to throw up their hands the latter two took the matter in the light of a Joke. The serious Intentions of the robbers were realised a moment later, however, when they both drew revolvers and pointing them at their victims ordered them to get Into the vault. Without further ado Walter house and Easley both complied. The rob bers quickly slammed the door shut and then leisurely went about their business ot looting the bank. Boldly Walk Away. First they drew down the window shades facing the street and locked the doors to nnvunt interference. When they haa scraped up all the money In sight they walked out the front entrance and up the main street. One of the men carried a gunnysack. Several persons who knew the man whom Walterhouse and Easley say ta a well known Chautauqua character spoke to him In a friendly manner. Nothing in the appearance of the two robbers betrayed the part they had Just played. , A block away they mounted horses that they had tied at the curbing and rode off. After going a few blocks from the center of the town . they directed their horses south to ward th Oklahoma-Kansas atate line and whipped them Into gallop. Tha robbery waa not discovered till half an hour later, when, J. IL Edwards, presi dent of tho bank, entered his office. .After releasing Walterhouse and Easley from tha vault President Edwards gsva the alarm locally and to' surrounding towns. Within another thirty minutes posses had been made up In Chautauqua and at Elgin and Sedan. Kan., and Fawhuska, Okl., all con tiguous to thn scene of the robbery, and from three sides armed men began a hot chase after the robbers. nbbber Was Borrower. CHAUTAUQUA, Kan., April 17. -C. C. Walterhouse, cashier of the Citizens State bank of Chautauqua, which was robbed this morning by two men, stated positively today that one of the robbers was William Tenant, aged 23, formerly of Chautauqua and who recently escaped from Jail at Nowata, Okl., where he was being held on a charge of horse stealing. Tenant some time ago borrowed a small sum of money from the bank and Mr. Walterhouse said that when Tenant entered the bank this morning he supposed he had come to renew the note or to take It up. NEBRASKA MAY FIX RATES United States Court of Appeals De rides Injunction Mast Come Later. ST. LOUIS, April 17.An opinion handed down by the United States court of appeals today rules that a federal court has no authority to Interfere by Injunction to pre-vcr-t a state railway commission from changing rates until the rates actually are fixed. The opinion upholds the decree of the United States circuit court of Nebraska, which refused to restrain the Nebraska Railway commission from modifying rates on grain and grain products transported In Nebraska. The Burlington road recently brought the action and is appellant in the case. The opinion of the court states that the petition was premature aa the rates had not been fixed, and that thirty day's notice would have been allowed by the commission in which the matter could then be taken to court If the rates were unfair. LINCOLN, AprU 17. (Special.) Attorney General Thompson received a telegram late this afternoon from St. Louis to th effect that the federal court of appeals had af firmed the decision of the court at Omaha refusing the railroads an Injunction against the State Railway commission. This Is the case started by th railroads at the time the commission started to reduce grain rates. A temporary restraining order waa secured by them at Lincoln, but this was vacated and their application for an in- ' Junction turned down. The railroads took the case to St. Paul, where again they lost, and then it went to St. Louis, where the state was again successful. PANIC UPON ELEVATED TRAIN Middle Car Jumps Truck at Chicago and Passengers Become Frightened. CHICAGO, , April 17. Several passengers were injured today in an accident on the South Side elevaled railroad at Thirty ninth street, when th middle car , of a train of three coaches Jumped the track andj rax. along th ties for a considerable distance. Several windows in th car were broken and the passengsrs were cut by the flying glass. The accident was caused by the trucks of the second car Jumping a switch, and tt was swung across th tracks, blocking traffic, for thirty minutes. With the mem ory of a recent accident, when a car fell from th elevated structure, fresh in their miixls, the passengers on the train were thrown into a panic, and is waa with great difficulty that tha trainmen prevented them from leaping from the car. Th Injuries of th passengers consisted of slight bruises and cuts, and It was not found necessary to take any of them to a hospital. Z 95!GN P0UCY 0k lswolsky Deliver to Expected meat. In y April 17. Foreign delivered to the i ttatement regard ed He said he was ,. definite achleve- . settlement of the Mace r. .mem, but the loyal support of Kusstan program by Austro-Hungary, Germany, Italy and France and Its partial approval by Great Britain waa full of pro mis. Reform In MacedsrJa were Imperatively necessary, he said. Unfortunately there had been no cubstantial reports from pre vious efforts of tha powers In this direc tion, due largely to the lnter-raclal quar reling' and Jealousies of the very nation alities It waa to benefit. Settlement would be Impossible unless It waa supported by the co-operation of all the powers, and Russia was obliged for this reason to re ject the proposal advanced by Great Britain. The Russian plan, the foreign min ister continued, contained neither egoistic designs nor dangerous Innovations, and tt could be put Into execution without danger of bringing on a great conflict. PERSIA AND RUSSIA COMBINE Between Two Nations It Hoped Kurdish Bandits May Be Wiped Oat. nnasMoaawss 6T. PETERSBURG, April 17. The foreign office has been Informed that Persln Js sending a military expedition to co-operate with the Russian garlson at Beleusvar, a frontier post which has recently attacked a large force of Kurdish bandits, who, however, were repulsed and pursued Into PerHlan territory. Hopes are held here that order speedily will be restored In the dis turbed district. The Russian expedition was sent across the border into Persia against the protest of the Persian govern ment, which wished to undertake alone the task of running down the marauders. but the weakness of the shah's sdmlnls tratlon and the danger to Russian Inter ests In tho vicinity of the frontier made It necessary for Russia to Intervene actively. No further news has been received here of the actual situation at Beleusvar. In conclusion M. Iswolsky said that the cardinal principle of Russia's present policy was a sound egotism. It needed peace to recuperate from the effects of the struggle with Japan and therefore intended at all cost to avoid a break up of the European concert. FRENCH LOSE MEN IN FIGHT Arabs Attack Unexpectedlly, bnt Are Pot to Root Death List Large, COLOMB BECHAR, Algeria. April 17.-A French column, posed on Tnlgnaa hill which commands the plain of Tamlet, was attacked fiercely at daylight yesterday by number ot Berbers, who, with nomad Arabs, have been concentrating for soma weeks past on the western frontier of AI Krla. ' . .Ayhough surprised,- the 'Trench forces rallied and fought desperately, and riot. only beat off their adversaries, but pur sued them for six miles. So hot was thj pursuit that the Arabs In their headlong flight abandoned tholr dead and wounded Several green flags of the prophet also fell Into the hands of the French. This French victory was costly. Twen ty-elght men. Including an officer, were killed, and 100 men, Including ten officers, were wounded. The losses were greatest in the foreign legion. The Berber losses were much heavier, no less than 12S dead bodies being found by the French' troops, The French pursuit was stopped by dark ness. MEN DESERT LABOR LEADERS Lockout In Building Trade In Paris Cornea to Sudden Ter mination. PARIS, April 17. The lockout affecting great number of masons, bricklayers and allied workmen which began April 4 came virtually to an end today. The men gen erallv deserted the leaders of the move ment and signed terms with the cotntrac tors, who have announced that, work will be resumed April 21. Ex-Premier at Dcath'a Door. LONDON, April 17. Another disquieting bulletin waa Issued at 10 o'clock this morn lng In Donning street, wher former Pre. mler Sir Henry Cainpbell-Bannerman lylrg at death's door. The bulletin Is as follows: Sir Henry had a restless right and 1 rather weaker this morning. REVOLT ON TAMMANY BEGINS Conference, of Delegates from Upper Xnr York Scheduled for Tonlsht. , NEW YORK, April 17. A conference of a number of delegates to the democratic stat convention from various counties throughout the upper part of the state Is scheduled to be held at the Hoffman house In this city tonight. The purpose- of the meeting la to formulate some plan by which protest may be made against the results of the convention and the control of the state committee by the forces headed by W. J. Conners and Charles F. Murphy. The question aa to the right of the dele gates from each senatorial district to elect a member of tha state committee is ex pected to be the chief point under discus sion, and it is possible that a method will be agreed upon in the endeavor to fore a recognition of that report by the newly chosen state committee. Delegates from twenty-six counties are expected to attend the meeting. MANY SUITS AGAINST ROADS Government Will Seek to Enforce Tvtenty-Klsht-llonr Law In Chicago. CHICAGO. April 17. Sixty-two suits against eight railroads charging violation of the twenty-eight-hour law providing for the protection of cattle, sheep and hogs transported in cattle cars, were filed today in the United States district court by Dis trict Attorney Sims. The railroads and the number of cases against each are as follows: Chicago, Milwaukee av St. Paul, thirty; Chicago, Burlington & (Juincy, nine; Chi cago & Northwestern, eight; Illinois Cen tral, aeven; Rock Inland, our; Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe, two; Wabash, one; Chicago Great Western, one. In th casea filed today fines aggregating $31,000 are possible and District Attorney Sims asserted it was th intention of the government to demand a maxlinaui penalty RAIN GENERAL IN NEBRASKA Good Moisture Comes in Niche of Time to Corn Relt. CALLED MILLION-DOLLAR SHOWER Crop Were Greatly In Meed of Water aad Farmers Are Now I ' Happy that Clouds Opened. Nebraska was blessed with a rain Thurs day night which wet the state from one nd to the other and gladdened the heart! of all tho ooople. tor all the people are Interested In the crops. Nebraska had reached a stage where rain was needed. It waa pronounced a million-dollar rain. It fell In goodly quantities Just where and when it was needed. Tho winter wheat of the southern section had Just reached a standstill for want of rain. The farmers In the fields needed tho rain before corn wns planted. All small grain needed rain and the rain came. The rain prevailed all over central, east ern and western Nebraska during Thursday night and Friday morning. The avcrase precipitation was from one-fourth to one and a half Inches. It was lightest in the north central part of the state, where but trace Is reported. It fell In the districts of the state where most heeded and ex. tended over most of Nebraska, western Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma to Texas, At Oklahoma City 1.40 rainfall Is reported. The heaviest precipitation reported was at Hartington and Central City,' where It was one and a half Inches; one inch Kearney, with from one-half to three fourth of an Inch at other points along the Platte, Loup and Elkhorn valleys. The rain continued during Friday morn. lng at most of these points, Omaha recelv lng Its first visitation about 7 a. m. with a traca. No material change In temperature Is ,bre dieted for Friday night or Saturday. The rains In Kansas were not quits as heavy as at Nebraska points, but were more general over the state. At Concordia M, Dodge City .30, with an average of .IS on an inch of precipitation In northeastern Kansas. About these same averages pre vail In southwestern Iowa and western Missouri points. Throughout the State. SUTHERLAND, April 17.-(9peclal Tele gram.) An inch of rain, which was quite general, fell over this section of the country last night. WEST POINT, Neb., April 17. (Special.) A slight rain fell In this locality during the last twenty-four hours. The ground la very dry on the surface and a copious rain would materially assist the germina tion of seed own. FAIRMONT. Neb., April 17.-(SpeclaI.) Twenty-five lOOths Inches of rain fell here last evening and during the night Every thing looks fresh and beautiful this morn ing. It Is cloudy this morning and looks favorable for more rain. LINWOOD, Neb., April 17. (Special.) It began reining here early this morning and has rained continuously all forenoon. It Is Just what Is needed here and Insures the oats and., -wheat crop gutting a good start to' grow. HARVARD, Neb., April 17. (Speclal.) Raln began falling here yesterday after noon and has continued at Intervals since, and while no large amount of water has so far fallen, enough haa come to materially revive and start out vegetation, with lndl cations that more will continue to fall be fore clearing up. All classes of crops are looking well, winter wheat being especially good and promising rapid growth with the rain. Farmers hav been plowing for corn and are well advanced and general condl tlons on the farm look promising and suc cessful. BLUE HILL. Neb., April 17.-(Speclal.) A good steady rain began falling yester day afternoon and continued today. This is something that was needed In this vl clnity badly, as wheat waa almost dying out. ST. PAUL Neb., April 17. (Special.) Copious showers descended over this sec tion of the country yesterday afternoon and during the night, the rain gauge reg (storing one Inch of precipitation this morn lng. As It Is still steadily raining the out look Is that tho growing season will open with an ample reserve of moisture. There was as yet no lack of moisture for lm mediate growing purposes, but this rain will make a guaranty for the future end have the effect of stopping the croaklngs of the pessimists. GIBBON, Neb., April 17. (Special.) fine, drizzling rain set In her yesterday and still continues today. It is doing a world of good to the wheat and grass as the water is all being absorbed by the ground. ST. EDWARDS, Nob., April 17.-(Speclal A fine and much needed rain has been falling since last night. Wheat Is looking fine and oats are Just coming through the ground. This rain will help both wonder. fully. AUBURN, Neb.. April 17. (Special.) Auburn and vicinity was visited by a fine rain this morning. Rain commenced falling about 4 o'clock and continued for several hours. It lsa great benefit to th growing crop In general. BY THE LIGHT OF AN ARC LAMP Pennsylvania Coupl Married Buggy by Minister Who Happened Along. la ROCHESTER. Pa.. April 17.-John H Cresllp of this city and Miss Ivy Davis of Beaver, Pa., were married here last night while standing in a buggy on the street The young couple met with the Rev. Harvey L. Grimes, who waa out walking, and pro. duced the marriage license which th preacher read by the aid of an arc light There were no witnesses and after wait ing a short time, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hayes, who were out strolling, cam along. They agreed to be witnesses, and while Cresllp and Miss Davis stood in the buggy under the arc light. Rev. Mr. Grimes per formed the ceremony. Cresllp and his bride then drove away ONE MINUTE FROM RECORD Canard Liner Mauretaula Establishes New York for Lone Course from (tueenstowa. NEW TORK. April 17.-By a remark ably close margin of one minute, the big Cunard liner Mauretanla established a new record across the ocean over the long route In the voyage which ended her today. It time for the passage was 4 days, SI hours, 19 minutes. The fastest previous trip- exactly five days was made by the Mauri tania's sister ship, the Lusitanla. Th Mauretan'a's average speed over th miles course was 24.08 knots. On th last day of the trip it maintained a speed of twenty-six knots for hours, but toward nightfall It ran Into a strong gal an rough aea, which cut Its speed down so IREMEN'S THRILLING RESCUE Human Chain In York and Save Life of Young; Man. Sew NEW TORK, April 17. Two firemen who were taking a day off made a thrilling rescu on the top floor of a burning tene- etvt on Third avenue today by forming a uman chain from the coping of an ad- nlnlng house and swinging to safety eorge Deltz, who had been caught by the re In the hallway of the building. The oung man ran to the front window and screamed for help. Tha firemen did .not av ladders long enough to reach to the top floor where Delta was hemmed In. Firemen Dugan and Sythes were near the place when the alarm waa sounded. They limbed into the building next door and ppeared on the coping which was several feet, higher than the window In which Delti aa standing. They called to Delta to climb out of the window. Then Sythe crawled end first to the edire of the coping. Dugan oldlng his feet. Slowly and carefully the perilous feat of gaining a swing so that Sythes could reach Deltx'a hands waa ac complished. Held fast by the fireman, Delta let go of the window casing and for several moments the two men were swinging In mid air fifty feet above the pavement. Meantime Dugan was crawling bnckwsrds. He regained his feet and was then able to pull the two men to the coping. A great crowd which had gathered in the street cheered the daring rescue. NORTHERN PACIFIC IS AHEAD Figures Show a Falling; Off for March, bnt Gain for Nine Months. ST. PAUL, April 17. The falling off In Its gross earnings for March, but large gain In Its gross Income for the nlnje months ended March 31, were recorded by the Northern Paclflo Railway company In Its statement. Th road's gross earnings for March amounted to only $4,772,9)11, compared with 5,65,9 for March, 1907, and 4,807.2o0 for March, 1906. Its gross Income for the thre quarters ended March 81, however, amounted to $53,736,412, compared with $49,- 693.302 for the corresponding three quarters, ended March 31. 1907, and $46,352,976 for the nine months ended Mf.rch 31, 1906. For March the road's gross earnings were derived from $3,2X9,791 In freight business; $1,288,115 In passenger transportation, and $195,000 In mall and express business. For tho nine months' period the gross Income was derived from $37,640,130 In freight; $14, 204,497 In passenger, and $1,891,785 In mail and express business. The mall and ex press department showed a falling off of $K2,S69 In March and a decrease of $522,430 for the nine months' period. In March the freight business decreased $(134,949, but the passenger business increased $34,275, while for the three quarters' period, freight traffic Increased $2,835,028 and passenger transportation Increased $1,830,543. ADMIRAL SENDS HIS REGRETS Dewey Finds It Impossible to Attend Celebration for tho Parl ' ' Be Fleet. ' ' WASHINGTON, April 17. With expres sions of sincere regret Admiral Dewey has declined Invitations to participate in the festivities Incident to the entertainment of the Atlantlo battleship fleet on. the Pa clflo coast. PASO ROBLE9, Cal.. April Ui-Rear Admiral Evans, It Is said, has declined to modify or change his orders in regard, to the movement of the vessels of his fleet on Sunday, to which some protests have bten made. Upon representations made by the Church federation and the Sunday Rest league of Los Angeles, he Issued orders that the officers and men should not par ticipate In any parades or public functions on that day. This has disarranged the program somewhat at southern California ports and a number of protests have been received here. The admiral has, however, refused to make any change In his orders, leaving the matter to the discretion of Rear Admiral Thomas. Real Admiral Evans continues to gradu ally Improve, though very slowly. The treatment at the hot springs here has re lieved him of all rheumatic pains, but it is becoming more and more apparent that it will require a long period of rest and quiet to restore his depleted strength and build up his reduced body. HUGHES SIGNS BANKING BILL Measure Makes It Illegal to Deposit Money In Return for Loan. ALBANY, N. Y.. April 17. Governor Hughes today signed one of the series of bills Introduced by the assembly commit tee on banks. The new law makes It Il legal for officers or employes of a bank to make or maintain, deposits ywith other banking Institutions on the understanding, or condition, that the Institution receiving the deposits shall make an advance or loan to an officer of a bank making the deposit with It; also makes it unlawful for banking officers to conceal from di rectors or trustees of their Institutions, dis counts or loans made by their institution or the purchases or sales of securities in periods between the regular meetings of boards of directors or trustees or for officers or employes to receive certificates or deposit under an agreement with the depositor that payment can be made to him In advance of the maturity of such certificates. CONVICT SPY GOES ON STAND Evidence Alleged to Bo Admission Frank Srhneck and Mr. Stew ait Art Guilty. OTTAWA. Kan.. April 17.-Roy Jones, a "truHty," who was confined In tho same Jail with Frank Schneck and Mrs. Mollia Stewart, took the stand today In the trial of Frank Schneck. Schneck is accused Jointly with Mrs. Stewart of murdering hla wife and two children. Jones testified that he had, at the Instance of the state, spied upon Schneck and Mrs. Stewart dur ing the time they were confined In Jail awaiting trial. Ho said he had overheard a conversation between them through the ventilator shaft. In which Schneck said he would rather be proven guilty than to plead guilty. Mrs. Stewart had urged him not to break down. At another time the witness said he heard Schneck say "even If we are guilty, they have no right to treat us this way," and the woman had replied, "well, I guess not." COWBOY PLAYPROVES FATAL Young- Boy at Newcastle, Pa.a Dying as Hcault of Shot front Companion. NEWCASTLE, Pa., April 17.-Errt Morones, t year old. Is dying aa th result of t bullet wound Inflicted by a young THIN SLICE OF PORK Only One Public Building Bill Per mitted for Each Congretsman. NEW RULE HITS HUTSHAW HARD Anxioui to Oe't Appropriation for Beatrice and Fairbury. NEBRASKA TOWNS ARE FAVORED Government Engineers Coming to Make Survey of Logan Creek. HALLO WELL CASE UP AGAIN necertlflcatlon Necessary to Brlusr Teat of Law Regarding- Tak ing; of Liquor Onto Al lotted Land. (From a Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, April 17. (Speclsl Tele gram.) In all probability the omnibus public building bill will be reported next week, the committee on public buildings and grounds of the house having agreed upon the general provisions of the measure, fag ends of tho bill being the only thing left for them to consider. In the considera tion of the bill by the subcommittee, of which Judge Norris of Nebraska Is chair man, he has been constantly met with the demand on the part of the Nehraska mem bers to override the ruin laid down by the subcommittee that In no caso should a member receive more than an appropria tion for a site and building, for the erection of a building where a site has ben pur chssed or for the purchase of a site. A number of the Nebraska members hav$ Introduced bills providing for the purchase of a site and the erection of public build ings at two or mor places In thel dis tricts and in consequence of tho demands of Ms colleagues Judge Norris Is well nigh tuckered out resisting the efforts of his friends on the Nebraska delegation to make exceptions In their favor. Congressman Hlnshaw haa been espe cially persistent In his efforts not only be fore the subcommittee, but before the full committee, to secure an appropriation for the purchase of additional ground upon wt.lch to erect an extension of the Beatrice postofflce, and he emphatically wants a site and public building at Fairbury. Ac cording to the ruin of the committee, Mr. Hlnshaw cannot get both propositions, and In consequence he la pretty warm. It prob ably will be put up to the congressman tu make his selection as to which city lie wants to go Into the bill, which will keep the congressman thinking for a time at least What Nebraska Get. Th bill will carry an appropriation of probably $50,000, for the erection of a public building at Plattsmouth, the site .having already been purchased. The reports, how ever, from I'ltutsmouth are not reassuring, the record showing that there has been considerable falling off In postal receipt at that place and it Is doubtful If Platts mTuth would htvo been considered by th committee had not the government already purchased a site there. 'judge Boyd will bo given an appropriation for a site at Columbus. This, It Is under stood. Is all that the representative of the Third district has asked for. although he Introduced a bill for Fremont. Boyd be lieves In going slowly as to public buildings, appreciating that concentrated effort for a Ingle city is more likely to bring results than the scattering of effort. He says that he will take caro of Fremont the next time. In view of the fact that a term of federal court Is held at North Platte, Judge Kinkald probably will be given an appropriation of $100,000 for the purchasu of a site and the erection thereon of a postofflce and court house In North 1'Iatte. Judge NorrlB, member of the committee, will be content with an appropriation for the purchase of a site at McCuuk. This, he haa told the people,' is all they could reas onably expect at this session. Survey ot Logan Creek. C. G. Elliott of the eivglneer corps of the Department of Agriculture. In an Interview had with Judge Boyd todiy, stated that there would be quite a party of engineem leave shortly for Nebraska to begin on May 1 making surveys looking to the straightening of Logun creek, which runs through the counties of Cedar, Dixon. Thurston, Cumlr-g, Burl and Dodge. The work will be begtm at the source of Logan creek, near Coleridge, Neb., and will cover the entire course of the stream to It moutl: near Hooper, where It empties Into tin Elkhorn. Tills Is a preliminary step to tin. reclamation of lands in the Lugan valley. The object 1b to shut out the old channel of the stream and have It run In a compara tively straight line from Coleridge t. Hooper, a distance of about 100 miles. Avi the stream now meanders through tortuoMft channels, it travels a distance of 300 mile. It Is planned to build levees along the bank so as to hold the stream within Its channol. making 1,000,000 acres of the finest farmlru; land In all Nebraska out of present paaturs and hay land. Hallowell Case Coming I p Again. The case of llallowull against the United States,, growing out of the Introduction ol liquor on an Indian allotment, which waa argued In the supreme court March IS, by Thomas L. Sloan for the plaintiff in error, and Solicitor General Hoyt for the United States and in which the- supreme court later dismissed the questions certified to the court for consideration and determina tion as the law points, now gova back to the circuit court of appeals for rectification. It appears that the supreme court hM that the questions certified to the auprein court by the circuit court of appeals wi not In legal form and this dUmlssal do i not In any wise affect the points raised In Hallowell, who was convicted of bringing liquor into the Omaha reservation. Hallowell waa sentenced to a term in Jail, but is out on ball. Solicitor Hoyt Informed Mr. Sloan today that the question would be certified In proper form at the May' term of the circuit court of appeuls, which will sit In St. Paul next month. Bill to Aid Fruit Jobbers. Today Senator Burkett Introduced a bill to regulate commerce with special refer ence to express companies, the Western Fruit JoblKTB assxiatln being greatly In It r.'blod In this legislation. The bill pro titbits any express company to transport or receive for transportation any artlc.e o commodity In lil'h ad company, agent or employe has any Interest, direct or In direct. Tils bill is the outgrowth- of charges made by the Western Fruit Job bers association, of which Mr. Brsnch o.' Omaha, la secretary, that certain exj.ras. na every cue. j t&al th run lor in day was all muea. (companion whil play log "cow boy .r (Continued on tcon4 Pag-)'