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TRUCE IN CHINA
Yuan Arraign Ten Weeks' Ar
m:s Ice With Rebel Leadsr.
CHAOS REIGNS IN ?iW GiTY
No Real Head of Government to Be
Found Third Division of Army it
Ordered to Lanchau War Fund
Cannot Be Found.
London, Nov. 6. The Daily Tele
graph's Peking correspondent says he
Is reliably informed that Yuan Sal Kai
has practically arranged a ten weeks'
armistice with the rebel generalissimo.
This will permit Yuan to go immedi
ately to Peking and lorm a cabinet.
In the meantime affairs In Peking
are in a state of chaos. No tangible
head of the government Is visible.
The international group refuses to
supply war funds. The third division
of the army stationed at Slianghungfu
Is under orders to proceed to Lanchau.
Perfect order is being maintained at
Shanghai by the revolutionists.
Hankow, China (Via Wuhu), Nov. 6.
Members of the Wesleyan mission,
the patients in the women's hospital
and the blind boys who are under the
care of the mission escaped death by
a narrow margin in the fire which de
stroyed a large part of the native city
of Hankow. The residents of the mis
ition, numbering M0, spent the night
en the lawn, tarr'ffed by the whizzing
uhella and the rTc of rifles. They
are all now housed In the Lon ?ou mis
Dr. Booth, the head of the mission,
asked the Imperialists to grant an
armlstLe of two hours to permit of re
moval ffim the mission, Mil the firing
ceased fcr only a half hour.
A Rel Cross stctmcr which attempt
ed to recMio the Inmates of the mis
Blon irsa driven back by the fire from
the rnbel fort. One shell riddled the
Eteamer's deck house.
The flames In the town were started
by the imperialists, who threw In
flammable shells into the place. A
Strong wind carried the flames ncros
the river to Hanyang and a strip of
that city on the water front a mile
long was destroyed.
COLD WAVE IS COM'NG
Pronounced Weather Changes to Come
Washington, Nov. 6. Pronounced
leather changes throughout the Unit
ed States are predicted by the weath
er bureau In Its forecast for the week,
which also announced that western
Europe Is In the grip of a severe storm.
"In the United States this week will
ne one of the pronounced weathei
changes. Disturbances that now cover
the Rocky mountains and British Co
lumbia will advance slowly eastward
and be preceded by unsettled weather,
local rain3 and mild temperatures the
first half of the week In the middle
west and the southern and eastern
Following this disturbance the
pressure will rise rapidly and decided
ly colder weather will" overspread the
northwestern states tomorrow and
Wednesday and advance eastward
over the middle west Wednesday and
Thursday Rnd the eastern states the
latter part of the week. It Is probable
that this cold change will be attended
by snows in the northern states.
WEATHER MAN ALL R'GHT
Secretary Wilson O. K.'s Work of
Washington, Nov. 6. Persons who
are Inclined to doubt the infallibility
of the government's weather forecast
ers were answered by Secretary Wil
eon of the department of agriculture
under the jurisdiction of which the
weather bureau operates.
"Secretary Wilson stated," says an
official bulletin, "that every important
meteoriolog'.eol change that occurred
In the United States during the year
was forecasted by the weather bureau
long in advance. Storm warnings to
lake, seacoast aM West Indian sta
tlona and frost warnings for the sugar,
trucking, tobacco, fruit and cranberry
regions were issued whenever condl
"The warnings of the approach of
cold waves resell" I !n tin savin; o
growing crops pud prevnited lnj try ti
many shipments of perishable goods
and to farm stock."
Son of General Sherman Insane.
Boston. Nov. R Suffering from
mental ailment, due to overwork in
Ms miss'oniry labors, the Rev. Thorn
as Ewing Sherman, S. J son of the
famous civil war general, WPllam T.
Sherman, hns entered a sanitarium at
Brookllr.e. Right weeks ago Father
Fhermnn was taken 111 while conduct
ing a mission In Missouri. He was
taken to New York, but at the request
of relatives was sent to the Brookllne
Must Refund $18C0 Lost In Wreck.
New York. Nov. 6. Eighteen hun
dred dollurs is not an unreasonable
mount of pocket money to carry on
a short railroad trip. The New York
fate aupreme court has so decided In
wording Joseph Knlerlch that amount
In an action here against the New
York Central railroad. A train on
which Knlerlch was riding was wreck
ed at Pawling and his $1,800 was lost
DR. WILFRED T. 6REEFELL
Who Reports Wreck of
His Yacht In Big Storm.
Photo by American Press Association.
GRENFtLL LOSEo YAC.-.T
Princeton's Costly Gift Wrecked
Boston, Nov. 6. Dr. Wilfred T. Gren-
fell, the missionary physician, has
written to this city from Red Bay,
Labrador, that his costly auxiliary
yacht, the Andrew McCosh, has been
The vessel was a gift from Pinceton
university. She was caught, in a se
vere storm that wrecked four fishing
MABRAY GANG'S WORK
Mambcr of Organization Talks of
Council Bluffs, la., Nov. 6. Eddie K.
Morris, the prizefighter who was re
leased from the county jail, where he
has been held since his arrest at the
doors, of the federal prison at 'Leaven
worth, talked freely of the workings of
the Mabray organization, of which he
was a member during its existence.
Morris and Mabray, the man from
whom the swindle syndicate got Its
name and who was released from pris
on at the same time that Morris gained
his temporary liberty, have been doing
some figuring and Morris says that the
syndicates which have been operating
throughout America during recent
years on plans similar to that of the
Mabray organization, have cleaned up
more than $30,000,000. Morris de
clares this Is a conservative estimate
based upon Information that he and
Mabray possessed of the workings of
Asked about the Mabray syndicate,
Morris said that In the three and one
half years that It operated In Council
Bulffs. Denver, St. Louis and New Or
leans the members realized $5,780,000.
CAIN SET ON FIRE
Adam of Solon Is Victim
Black Hand Gang.
Cedar Rapids, la., Nov. 6. Because
he refused to leave $1,000 In a se
questered spot, as Instructed in a
"Black Hand" letter, J. L. Adams, liv
ing two miles south of Solon, lost by
fire a large ham filled with hay, grain
and farm machinery. It was clearly
the work of a firebug, as the house on
the premises Is not occupied.
The loss will be about $3,000, partly
covered with insurance. Adams'
neighbors are greatly wrought up and
uevernl of them declared If the "Black
Hander" is caught he will be strung
up without much eremony.
One year ago Adams was threat
ened three times by unknown persons
ron his refusal to hand over several
thousand dollurs. Once he was Bhot
at from ambush and his would be as
sailants were chased by a posse for
miles, hut the hunt ended without cap
ture. I0WANS ApfrRI7E WINNERS
Several Are Awarded Premiums for
Cattle at Dairy Exhibition.
Chicago, Nov. 6. At the National
Dairy show, which closed here, Iowa
breeders have taken numerous prizes.
Notable among them are Wilcox &
Stuhbs of Dts Moines and W. W.
Marsh of Waterloo. The Iowa state
college at Ames also took numerous
prizes for Guernseys. C. A. Nelson of
Waverly Won a first prize for Hol
stein and Frclslan heifers.
Aged Woman Robbed of Diamonds.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 6.
Aiojacd by a masked man who stood
by her bedside before daylight, Mrs. R.
Foster was choked by th burglar and
then forced to arise and give him dia
monds valued at $2,000. Mrs. Foster
. is seventy two years old and lives alone.
I f ft
Ttirea Thousand Are Expects i Id
Arrive at Omaha.
HEADQUARTERS AT TWO PLACES
Teachera Will Rtglster at the Rome
and Also at tha Auditorium Splen
did Programs Are Arranged For
Omaha, Nov. (. The teachers who
will attend the forty sixth annual ses
slon of the Nebraska Teachers' associ
ation, which begins a three days' con
vention Wednesday, will begin to ar
rive tomorrow and registration will
continue Wednesday at the Auditorium
and Hotel Rome.
Arrangements for the reception of
the 2.500 or 3,000 teachers who are ex- i
petted have been completed. Rooms j
have been reserved for hundreds and:
the Omaha high school cadets will be
at all stations to welcome the Incom
Ing pedagogues and escort them to
whatever hotel they may prefer.
During the three days of the con
vention a more varied program and
one with finer talent than has ever
been gathered for a state teachers'
meeting in Nebraska will be given.
The first session begins Wednesday at
9 o'clock at the Auditorium and after
noon and evening sessions will con
tinue throughout the meeting.
The general sessions will be held
at the Auditorium, but twenty-five or
thirty other places of meeting have
been secured for sectional sessions.
The teachers will be enabled to find
any place of meeting through bulletins
which will be placed everywhere In
the business section of the city. Guides
will also be on duty to escort the
schoolma'anis and schoolmasters to
any part of the city where meetings
aro to be held.
CONNECTING TRCK ORDERED
Railway Commission Orders Switch
Put in at Albion.
Lincoln, Nov. S. The state railway
commission has Issued an order direct
Ing the Northwestern and the Union
Pacific Railroad companies to connect
their tracks at Albion. The opinion In
this matter was written by Commis
sloner Winnett, who heard testimony
in the matter of the complaint from
several large stock feeders and farm
ers living at St. Edwards, several
miles distant. The commission's find
ings set out that a switch at this time
Is necessary, whereas It was not at
the time of the settlement of the coun
try and when the two roads were built.
Apples Frozen on Trees.
Nebraska City, Neb., Nov. 6. Be
cause of thj recent cold spell some
of the owners and others that pur
chased the fruit on the trees have lost
heavily, ns all of the apples In many
of the orchards which they purchased
and others owned, were frozen. The
mercury went down to 10 degrees
phove zero and thousands of bushels
of apples were frozen and ruined on
the trees In the orchards because the
parties were unable to gather them.
Hrnry J. Lee Seriously Burned.
Fremont, Neb., Nov. 6. Henry J.
I ee, a pioneer Fremont merchant,
head of the Omaha house of Lee Glass
ndieesen Co., was so badly burned
hero that his condition causes grave
concern. Mr. l.o was in his garage
nnd lighted a match to locate a lan
A quantity of gasoline! which!
'.:rd escaped from the fi"tnni"t;l,e. Ig
nited. Ono ear 'ind his 1-: 1 1- were
burned off and hew'as otherwise badly
Peport on Circle Ready.
Lincoln, Nov. (5. State Auditor Bar
ton has returned from Des Moines,
where for several days past he has
been contln i nz a review of the com
pla'nt r.ralir.t the management of the
Woodmen Circle. A report on the
charpes In the matter and the recom
merdi't'ons to be made by Insurance
olficlnls of both Iowa and Nebraska
wi'I be forthcoming this week, accord
ing to intimations by Auditor Barton.
Death of Mrs. Bangs Due to Accident.
Broken Bow, Neb,, Nov. 6. The In
quest called by Coroner Pennington
to Investigate the death of Mrs. Mug
lie Ban"?s, who was shot at her home
while talking with Dr. Willis Talbot,
was concluded. The Jury brought In a
verdict to th effect that the deceased
ame to her death from a bullet accl
"etital'y discharged from a gun in
"ossesslon of Dr. Talbot.
Attorney Injured In Auto Accident.
Beaver City, Neb.. Nov. 6. E. J.
Lambe, a member of a local law firm,
met with a serious accident while run
ning his automobile. The car turned
ever on a rough piece of ground five
miles east of town. Mr. Lambe was
'oudly rut about the head and when
fo md some time after was unable to
give any account of the accident. Tha
car Is a wreck.
Dr. Lumsden Starts Investigation.
Lincoln. Nov. 6.- Dr. L. I Lumsden,
typhoid fever expert connected with
'.he United States marine hospital ser
vice, arrived In the city from Wash
Ington for the purpose of starting an
Investigation Into the causes of the
ip ent typhoid fever epidemic, which
hat rngd here for somp time and
which Is now practically at an end.
It Started Conflicting Emotions at
Work In Her Mother.
Mrs. PetJrofl drew a deep sigh wheu
her daughter told her that she hud be
come engaged to Mr. Cobles.
"I suppose it's foolish of nie to feel
o bad about it," she said, wiping her
eyes, but I can't heip It. I know It's a
woninu'B destiny to be married, dear,
and I have always hoped that you
would mnrry and be happy. But a
mother can never lose a daughter
without feeling deeply on the subject.
he can never help regarding It as an
awful loss-n tragedy. Pbe cannot
give up her little girl, even to the best
rmin that ever lived, without the deep
"Put. mother, dear, I shall coma and
see you ofteu. And you mustn't cry as
if it were going to happen right away.
You will have time tc get used to it."
"Will I? How som are you to be
"Not for nearly a year. Bob thinks
"Xot for a year? "What on earth
does he mean by puttliur it off that
long? I don't believe he Intends to
J marry you at all, the smirking young
snip! If he did he'd Insist on having
the wedding right away
And I shall
tell him so. Yon bring him to time,
Clara. You tell that he'll either
marry you next niuuili or never.
I'll show b!m!"
A MENACE TO OIL SHIPS.
The Deadly Vapor That Stays After
the Petroleum Is Gone.
The explosion of vessels carrying pe
troleum frequently occurs, nnd this is
generally caused not by the cargoes of
oil which they contain, but by the In
flammable vapor which is left behind
after the huge lauks of the ships have
It is difficult to remove all the oil
that adheres to the sides of the tank,
and the evaporation of the oil film
left In them after they have been
pumped out takes place with great
rapidity. Moreover, the vapor thus
formed mingles readily with the air
and Is capable of rendering more than
2,0(K) times its own volume of the for
mer inflammable. A spark may thus
cause a fearful explosion in the hold
of a ship that is apparently empty.
A film of petroleum spreading over
the surface of the water has been
known to produce enough of this vola
tile and dangerous vapor to cause a
conflagration, by which a number of
ships lying In a harbor have been sud
denly enwrapped In roaring flames as
if by a stroke of magic.
In some parts of the world, as at
Baku, the center of the Russian petro
leum trade, a film of oil continually
covers the wnter for n considerable
distance from shore, and warnings of
the danger there bare more than ouce
been given. Exchange.
Ixo-i i ' TTrrr. 1 '
A Puzzling Aoptloant.
When needy Mrs. Cndereite required
t letter of Introduction to the benevo
lent association Jules Duport, proud
of bis ability to express himself in
English, obliglnftly helped her outr
Imagine the bewilderment of the sec
retary when a large, robust lady in
search of work presented what well
meaning Jules had written:
"This is Miss Caderette that I In
duce wherewith to everybody. This
lady has been sick for a long time and
Is still In bed. She has five children,
all little and partly dead, and is In
very poor condition, as she have no
money. Her husband went away two
years ago and has not never been
heard of since. This man has rheu
matism, is a cripple and cannot help
herself. This lady Is his brother's
girl. Help her and she will be very
As the sick abed Indy rould speak
00 English, she was unable to explain
why she looked so well, but the secre
tary mnde her "very comfortable"
with steady employment In a laundry.
An Architect's Rues.
A story Is told of Sir Christopher
Wren, the great English architect who
built the town ball of Windsor. Ens-
llflnd ,t -.,., thBt . nnypr. meI11.
blr of tne corporation insisted that
the roof required further support and
wished more pillars to be added. Vain
ly did Sir Christopher assure him that
the supposed danger was imaginary.
The alarm became Infections, and the
prent architect was finally worried
Into adding the desired columns.
Years rolled on, and in later times,
wben architect and patrons bad passed
way, cleaning operations on the roof
revealed the fact that the supposed
additional supports did not touch the
roof by couple of Inches, though this
was Imperceptible to the gazers be
low. By this cnrlouB expedient did
Blr Christopher pacify his critics whllo
vindicating his own architectural skill
to future generations.
8wift Was a Ounce at Sohool.
Not only philosophers and divines,
but some of the most trenchant sati
rists and brilliant humorists, were dull
enough as boys. It has been said of
Bwirt Id bis best days that "be dts
played either the blasting lightning of
satire or the lambent and meteor like
caricatures of frolicsome humor." Aod
yet this vigorous disputant was coo
sidered a fit subject for a fool's cap at
school. Afterward at the Dublin mil
terslty "he wns by scholars esteemed
blockhead" who was denied his de
gree on bis first application and ob
tained It with great difficulty on the
second. London Standard.
' It Is not the Insurrection of Igno
rance that are dangerous, but the I
volts of Intelligence. LowelL
Aviator Reaches There 49 Days
After Leaving Atlan'.ic.
OCEAN TO OCEAN FLIGHT ENDED
Birdman Was Literally Mobbed by
Enthusiastic Crowd on Making Land
ing at Tournament Park Intends
Flying Over Pacific Waters.
Pasadena, Cul., Nov. 6. Aviator
Jtodgers, approaching a successful
rompletlon of his ocean to ocean Jaunt
icross the American continent, soared
into Pasadena at a mile a minute clip
nn the spurt of thirty miles from Po
Diona and dropped from an altitude of
several thousand feet to a graceful
landing at Tournament park.
Today he will fly out over the Pa
cific and thus make the epoch marking
feat of aviation really an ocean to
Rodgers was first sighted by tele
scopes from the Solar observatory on
Mount Wilson, and word flashed down
the mountain by telephone brought
20,000 persons to Tournament park.
Flying at a height of about 5.000 feet
Rodgvrs hovered over the city for a
few minutes, then circled In a wide
spiral and then volplaned down to the
green sward. HIb landing was a sig
nal for a rush and Rodgers was literal
ly mobbed. Afterward the aviator de
clured his ribc would surely manifest
black and blue marks.
HAS 1,000 CANDIDATES
New Mexico Will Vote for First Tlma
for State Officers.
Santa Fe, N. M., Nov. 6. Fully 1,000
candidates have been nominated for
the various offices to be filled tomor
row, when New Mexico votes the first
time for state officers, for members of
congress, for a supreme court Justice,
eight district Judges nnd eight district
attorneys. In addition, twenty four
state senators and forty-nine repre
sntativs are to be elected. Hereto
fore New Mexico was represented In
congress by a voteless delegate, but
henceforth It Is to have two members
in the lower house' and two members
of the United States senate. Its gov
ernor, secretary, Judges and other ter
ritorlal officers were formerly appoint
ed by the president, hut now the peo
ple will elect them. However, even
under the territorial form of govern
nient, New Mexico elected a legisla
ture and its own county officers.
In addition to state officers, Judlcl
nry, legislature nnd county officers,
New Mexico will tomorrow vote on
nn amendment to Its constitution un
der an act of congress, known as the
Flood or "blue ballot" provision. It
elves the people another opportunity
to pass on the amending clause of the
stato constitution whether It shall
make the constitution more easily
nmendable than Its present provision
for thut purpose.
ASKS $10,000 HEART BALM
Farmer Bases Alienation Suit on In
ability to Read or Write.
Kansas City, Nov. 6. Alleging thnt
his former employer took advantage
of his Inability to read or wrlto and
(nrried on a correspondence with his
wife, Peter l)e Ford, forty one years
old, Is suing Isaiah Johnson, fifty flvu
cars old, a wealthy fanner oi Sib
ley, Mo., for $10,000 for the alienation
of Mrs. Mary Ho Ford s affections.
He Ford says he worked for Johnson
and lived on one of his farms near
Sibley, Mo., prior to lf'G. In that
year the Do Fords moved to Idaho,
and Mrs. D-i Ford, who did all the let-
er writing for her husband, who could
neither read nor write, wrote to John
son and Invited him to tome to Ida
ho and look over some timber land.
After the vls't Johnson continued to
write, addressing the letters to Mr.
!k Ford, but, It Is alleged by him,
there were parts of the letters meant
only for Mrs. He Ford.
Iato In 190(i Do Ford came back to
Missouri and brought an alienation
milt Rgnlnst Johnson. The case was
remanded by the court of appeals; and
later Mrs. Do Ford sued and obtained
a divorce. De Ford's second wife died
Gale on Lake Superior.
Winnipeg, Mnn., Nov. 8. There
have been no steamboat arrivals In
'oit Arthur or Fort William for three
lays, owing to a heavy gale on Ijike
Superior. The Canadian Pacific rall
loal stonmer Alberto, the Manitoba
and a North rn Navigation company
steamer arc among the flfteea over
Inc. Anxiety Is felt In shipping clr
- Ics. although all vessels may be in
Kills Daughters and Self.
Boston, Nov. 6. Ludwl? F. Jaeger,
i book agent, formerly of Chicago
snot nnd killed his daughters, aged
Ivo and lour years, and fatally wound
!d himself. Ho died two hours latei.
;ie wns divorced last year nnd his
Wife Sues Ba'l Fan Husband.
I.OH An.-e'e", Nov. C Because hei
husband, who l.i a b-iselmU "fan."
wagered on the gam"R and. If ho lost
made hlmse:f disagrccnb'o about tlx
.'oitse, Mrs. Florence Kngel wants a
divorce fr'. Bert L. Engol.
r rom the W atdl
Looks down upon the mob ot
men who failed to suc
ceed in business be
cause they did
Whatever Their Station They Ar
Gracious and Picturetqu.
There are. of course, all kinds ot
Hindus. They range from the lowest
levels of superstition nnd Ignorance to
high attainments of intelligence and
culture. Hut In one respect they aro
all alike. "Never once," Bays Mr,
Begjde, "have I detected the rery
smallest smirch of vulgarity either la
manners or in dress." The Hindu may
believe lu 30,K),IMX) gods, be may
hold that the world is flat and that
bis soul's salvatluu is endangered
by the shndow of a European, "but
he will have charm of maimer and
make a picture either In the un hand
seled Jungle or on the platform of e
The full moon is xaiil to give a great
deai mure than I wire ilie liulit of the)
half moon. The railo Is approximately
as nine lo one. Taking advantage of
the extreme sensitiveness lo light of
u selenium cell, experimenters hav
measured the amount of light eonilug
from the moon at different phases,
Willi (lie result above mciiiloticd. The
reason for the remarkable difference
shown Is to be found In the varying
angles of rcllcctlnii presented by the
roughened surface of our satellite to
th sun. The moon Is brighter be
tween first quarter and full than be
tween full and last quarter. The
cause of this Is evident in the more
highly reflective character of thai
part of the moon that lies west ot it
Thoughtful of Mother.
Little Albert Is a bright boy. In play
Ing the other day he upset a benntlful
Imported flower holder, a gift to his
mother from a friend who traveled
"There, see what you've done," his
mother snld. pointing to the fragments
on the floor.
"Yes, mother, but don't take off you
Kllppers. You might cut your feet.'
warned the lad. -Philadelphia Times.
Ways of the Oyster.
Oysters nrter they have been brought
away from Hip sen know by lustlnct
the exact hour when the tide Is ris
ing and approaching their beds and
so of their own accord open thelf
shells to receive the food from tb
sea os if they were still at uoum.
The Man with Foot Trou
bles, who is obliged to be on
his feet constantly, should
wear our Cushion Sole Shoes,
They give elasticity to th
step keep the feet dry an
make the foot comfortably m
Physicians and Chiropo
dists indorse them highly.
The successive layers of cork,
hair felt and Calfskin are the
special features of these won-der-workinJ
We pay special attention to
the fitting of these Shoes and
there's an end of Foot trouble
for the Man that wears them.
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