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THIS IN NEBRASKA
EVENTS OP INTEREST OF MORE
5 Oil LESS IMPORTANCE.
tSSn Flow into
Lincoln business Men trQI conduct a
i trade excursion- tar tie Buck. HUM.
The trip will take fire days and tat
boomers will start October 15.
" State Treasurer's Report.
State Treasurer Mortensen's month
ly report shows that tills is the "hard
up" period for the state, but that
taxes will soon begin to flow into the
treasury. Notwithstanding the small
amount of receipts, the treasurer re
ports that he"1ei;$263,599 Instate de
:pository banks, and, as usual, he gives
.the aames jbf the banks and the
amount, in each.' There is" only
$1,005.81 in tho permanent school
fund. During tho month the treasurer
received $100,556.05 and paid out $210,
329.20 on hand September 1. The bal
ance on hand at the close of Eeptem
iber was $266194.82. The following
'are the bank balances reported by the
treasurer at the close of September:
City National l2.7S-?
'Columbia National. Lincoln . 12.192.0j
Farmers and Merchants, Lin-
coin -- 8.045.57
First National. Lincoln . 14,020.21
Nat'l Bank of Commerce,
'First National. Omaha
J. L. Brantlcis & Sons. Oma-
Merchants National, Omaha.
:Nebraska National, Omaha..
Omaha National. Omaha ...
United States National. Oma-
ha .. 15.407.09
'AfttSnce National. Alliance. 4,009.32
Battle Creek Valley, Bat-
116 UTCcK 9
Bank of'BazHe Mills
Broken Bow State
Custer National. Broken Bow
Security State. Broken Bow..
First National. Chadron ....
First National. Crete
State Bank, Curtis
Danneliro:r State. Dannebroj?
Bank of Glen vi lie 1.027.91
uompcrciai ouiie, liranu
Union State. Haravrd
First National. -Hnstinm . . .
German National. Hastings..
First National. Ifoldregc X.
I State Rink of Janscn
Central National. Kearney ..
Bank of Lexington
First National. Loomis
First National. Ord
First State, St. Paul
First National. Scotts' Bluff.
First National. Superior
Bank of Syracuse
First National. Valentino ...
Saunders County National.
Wahoo jr. . .
First National. Wayne
West Point National
City National. York
First National. York 7,931.50
t -Total amount $263,599.33
Rush For Land at North Platte.
NORTH PLATTE A land opening
occurred at the United States land of
fice where a heavy rush was on. The
land involved was abcut 100 sections,
located in Scott's Bluff and Banne;
counties. The commissioner of the
general land office designated Septem
ber 30 as the date of the opening, but
that being Sunday, lie matter went
over, when about 150 men had as
sembled at the land office door,' eager
lo get the first choice of this land.
The land was mainty grazing, but fair
ly valuable, ranging In value from
.$3,009 to $7,000 per section, if the land
were deeded. This tract never became
subject to the Kinkaid homestead law
until, now the commissioner has,
under the provisions of the Kinkaid
law, withdrawn the land for irrigation
purposes. However, upon investiga
tion, the commissioner ascertained'
that the land was nonirrigable and
therefore restored It for entry.
Two Beatrice Tesldonta who care
lessly enclosed; written Bote in a
parcel of merchandise recently; paid
$10 each for. violating the'poetaMawa.
The city Cornell of Columbus has
just passed 'an 'blStoaareagainst Spit
ting on the streets and thefellow
that is caught at it will be Ined $5
Schinstock Bros., noted horse breed
ers of West Point, suffered a serious
lo?s in the death of their best stallion
from an attack of inflammatian;of .the
unc r is rue uiiiix:u4 ixjbi uio
$2.sob7 ' ' - -
Henry Oliver of Omaha, while get
ting into a boat at Fort Calhoun lake
.was shot in the. arm below the
shoulder by the accidental discharge
of his gun. He bled profusely and Is
in a serious condition.
Thomas Kempster, the Plattsmouth
Burlington storehouse keeper, Is to be
transferred to Denver, and W. A.
Swearengen, tho local station agent
for the Missouri Pacific, is soon to be
transferred to another pointy
Adjutant General Culver has re
ceived a special pamphlet from the
war department describing the new
methods of identifying soldiers. The
imprint of the right thumn is to be
filed with the enlistment papers.
Little Orra llalone, grandson of
Landlord Ester of the City hotel, Daw
son. fell from "the second story win
dow of the hotel to the pavement on
the street below end sustained a la
ceration on his chin and a fracture
of the nose, but otherwise was not
Secretary Adna Dobscn of the state
irrigation board has received the blue
print of a dam which the Farmers'
Canal company expects to build across
the Platte Tiver near the Wyoming
line in order to fill their irrigation
ditches, when the water in the river
Jay O'Hearn, convicted of murder
in the first degree in Omaha and sen
tenced to be hanged, last week,
through his attorneys filed petition in
error and a transcript in the supreme
court O'Hearn was sentenced some
months ago and since that time has
been kept most of the time in the
State Superintendent McBrien has
notified County Superintendent Yoder
of Douglas county that a school house
must be built for the pupils cf the
Nebraska district which lies on the
Iowa side of the Missouri river. The
district contains twenty-three pupils,
and was separated by the vagaries of
the Big Muddy.
Prof. C. H. Bright, principal of the
high school at San Isidro, Manila, P.
I j I., and a former superintendent of
aut; cuuuij, neurasiui, saw u. jjicoo
report of Professor Greggs garden at
the Peru Normal and writes asking
for the plan, that he may teach the
Filipino how to raise garcens accord
ing, to our system.
State Secretary Bailey arrived in
.Beatrice to arrange for the dedicatory
services of the Mary Young Men's
Christian association building, to be
held the middle of next month. Eight
days will be given td the dedicatory
exercises, which will consist of en
tertainments addresses and gym
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WOULD CUBB BIB FOBTUMES
PRESIDENT TO URGE REFORM IN
MESSAGE TO CONGRESS.
Will Recommend Enactment of Inner!-
itance Tax Law Field Estate
Washington. President Roose
velt has inserted in the prelimin
ary draft of his forthcoming annual
message to congress a recommenda
tion that a"law be passed imposing a
national tax upon inheritances. The
president first called public attention
to this idea in his celebrated "muck
rake" speech which he delivered at
the laying of the corner stone of the
office building of the house of repre
sentatives April 14 last
Therein be expressed the view that
ultimately the United States would
have to consider the adoption of some
such 'scheme as that of a progressive
tax on all fortunes beyond a certain
amount either given in lifev or devised
or bequeathed upon death to any in
dividual a tax so framed as to put it
out of the power of the owner of one
of these enormous fortunes to hand on
more than a certain amount to any
one individual. Such taxation should
be aimed merely at the inheritance or
transmission in their entirety of those
fortunes swollen beyond all healthy
He deeply regrets, for instance, that
there was no such law to prevent Mar
shall Field from tying up his estate
in the way he did.' The Field fortune
Is regarded as having "swollen beyond
all healthy limits" 'at the time of its
creator's death. It will be a positive i
menace by the time it is turned over
to the heirs.
If John D. Rockefeller and other
wealthy men of the country should
follow the example of Mr. Field there
would develop an oligarchy of wealth
which would bring disaster to the
COMING CABINET CHANGES.
Secretaries Moody and Shaw to' Re
tire This Winter.
J Washington. Two retirements from
the president's cabinet are slated for
the coming winter. They are those of
Attorney General Moody, whose resig
nation will become effective about the
1st of December, and that of Secre
tary Shaw, who, according to present
intentions, will retire in February.
Forgone of these vacancies to be cre
ated, tho president will nominate
George V. L. Meyer, American ambas
sador to Russia, but for the other he
Is not yet ready to announce a suc
cessor. Mr. Roosevelt has 'sought to prevail
on Attorney General Moody " to re
main in. the cabinet, but the latter, be
cause of business arrangements he
has made, has found it impossible to
He also would like to have Secre
tary Bonaparte take "Mr. Moody's
place when the latter retires, but.the
former prefers the position at the
head of the navy department, with
whose workings be has become thor
Some suggestion has been made
that Secretary Metcalf, of the depart
ment of commerce and labor, take one
of the positions to be made vacant In
the proposed shifting of cabinet of
fices, but he also has expressed a
preference to remain where he is.
NATIONAL SUPERVISION IS, ONLY
. JPKOPER METHOD., 7
REMEDY WITH CONGRESS
Control ef the Great Corhmeh Carriers
ef the Country Prevents Necessity ,
ef. Considering Radical
POLICY KING KILLS HIMSELF
AMERICAN WINS BALLOON RACE.
Stabbed While Hazing.
i AUBURN A stabbing affray took
place on the high school grounds after
the meting of the literary society. For
some time some of the older boys have
.tried college pranks upon the younger
classes and it was during one of these
.sieges that Philip Horn drew a knife
..and stabbed Gene Mastin. who was as
sisting in the hazing. He was not
seriously injured. ,
Girl Jumped From Window.
OMAHA Homesick and lonesome,
Nora Mercell, a 16-year-old girl who
was placed in the Good Sephard heme.
Fortieth and Jones streets attempted
suicide by leaping from a fourth-story
window of that institutoin at 3:30
o'clock in the moruing. She was only
Fremont Bonds Accepted.
FREMONT A telegram from Cleve
land, O., announced to the city coun
cil that the electric light bonds recent
ly sold to a company th- re had been ap
proved. This is welcome news. The
building of the plant has been held up
a month on account of the delay.
: Prosperous Madison County. -
NORFOLK Nearly fifty wagon
foads of lumber were hauled out of
Norfolk by farmers one day last week.
from which the Press concludes that
agriculture in Madison county is in a
' Took Carbonic Acid by Mistake. .
FREMONT By a mistake Mrs.
Frank Grenlcaf, wile of the Janitor of
The effects of the Sioux City, Homer
& Southern Railway company were,
sold at sheriff's sale by Sheriff H. C.
Hansen to J. A. and Hairy H. Foye, of
Sioux City,. la., for $16,700. Three
bids were made, the first by the
Foyes. of $15,000, the second by E.
A. Burgess, representing the Sioux
City Bridge company, at $16,500 and
the final bid of $16,700 by the Foyes.
The trial in the county court, of
Chief of Police Howell, for assault
was held at Tekamah the jury re
turning a verdict of not guilty. This
trial is the outcome of a free-for-all
fight which took place there one night
during the races. In arresting the of
fender, Howell hit a young man by
the name of Allen several times with a
heavy cane, inflicting wounds which
necessitated medical attention.
T. C. Calvert of Lincoln was in Be
atrice trying to locate L. P. Monlux
and George Moore, solicitors repre
senting an installment plan house.
Calvert claims that the men have
been making bogus contracts, selling
these goods at half, price-, and pocket
ing the money. When the contracts
reached Lincoln 'the deception was
discovered and the company sent a
representative here to investigate.
Sparks from the engine blown un
der the door set fire to a car of am
munition and quartermasters' supplies
belonging to the Fifth cavalry and en
route from Fort Riley to Fort Des
Moines. The ammunition began to ex
plode and the train crew hurriedly cut
out the car and switched it on a sid
ing near Papilllon. The fusilade of
shots lasted from 6 o'clock in the
morning until after 8 o'clock, fifty
rounds of ammunition for the regi
ment being consumed.
Governor Mickey has appointed the
assistants of the bureau of animal in
dustry of the federal government in
Lieut Lahm Captures Contest
James Gordon Bennett Cup.
Paris. Uncertainty regarding
the result of the balloon race for
the James Gordon Benn'et cup, started
from here Sunday afternoon, was end
ed at noon Tuesday When a dispatch
was received by the Aero club an
nouncing that Hon. O. S. Rolls and his
companion. Col. Capper. In the bal
loon Britannia, landed between Sand
ringham and the sea at 6:30 Monday
night, thus establishing that Lieut
Frank P. Lahm, Sixth cavalry, U. S.
A., the American competitor in the
race, who descended near Whitby
Monday afternoon in the balloon
United States, is the winner.
Signor von Wilier of Italy Is sec
ond. Count de la Vaulx of France
third and Hon. O. S. Rolls of Great
The beautiful cup presented for com
petition by James Gordon Bennett be
comes a trophy of the Aero Club of
America. The first cash prize of $2.
900 goes to Lieut Lahm, and the en
durance medal to Mr. Rolls, who was
the longest In the air. 26 hoars.
"Al" Adams, of New York, Ends Life
New York. Albert J. Adams, who
made a large fortune as the head of
the policy gambling combine, shot
himself in the head Sunday night at
his apartments In the Ansonia. In this
city. His dead body was found Mon
day morning. Adams had been In poor
health since his release from Sing
Sing prison, where he served a term
for having conducted a policy game
in New York.
At the office of the Colonial Secur
ity company, of which Adams is treas
urer, it was said Monday that Adams
had been ill of diabetes for a year,
and that it was this illness which
must have prompted him to commit
New York. Coroner Harburger. In
a statement made Tuesday, gave ah able's them to exist
Harrisburg, Pa. President Roose
velt broke the silence of several
months to make an address at the
dedicatory exercises of the Pennsyl
vania state capltol, paying especial at
tention to the problems involved in
the centralization of wealth and of
The president talked strongly off
the subject of placing a curb on the
stupendous fortunes of the country
so far as they are given a free field
in the business world, and declared
for national control of the concerns
that do an Interstate business.
But he made it quite clear that he
believes there is no necessity or rea
son for applying the principles to the
extreme of government ownership of
railroads. This he said was most un
desirable and could only result in evl 1
under any circumstances. He con
tended that the restrictions imposed
by correct and conservative national
supervision of these roads and of the
large corporations would correct ob
jectional acts and practices and make
government operation uncalled for.
Duty 's with Congress.
Surrounded by an assemblage of
distinguished citizens and officers of
the Keystone state and talking to one
of the greatest audiences ever gath
ered at a state capital, the president
spoke to the people of the codntry of
the noteworthy things of the recent
past and of the Impending 'problems
of the near future. The states, he
said, can do much to root out special
evils within their limits, but' dn the
big questions involving the union of
states the president asserted that
only careful and wise legislation by
congress could be effective.
While he said he abhorred, class
hatred and despised the narrow hatred
of men of wealth because they are
wealthy, the chief magistrate asserted
it was the duty of the people to bring
about adequate supervision and con
trol of "the business use of the swol
len fortunes of to-day." He continued:
"And also wisely to determine the
conditions upon which these fortunes
are to be transmitted and the percent
age that they shall pay to the govern
ment whose protecting arm alone en-
Only the nation
EW SIQRHS IJTIE SOUTI
THREE TORNADOES VISIT. NEW
-ORLEANS AND VICINITY.
The government ought not te con
duct 'the business ef the country, but
it ought to regulate it so that it shall
be coaducted in the interests of the
public. ... To exercise a constant
ly Increasing and constantly more ef
ficient supervision and control over
the great common carriers of the
country prevents all necessity for se
riously considering such a project as
the government ownership of railroads
Seven Pereene Are Killed antf Pree
rty Estimated to Be Worth .
New Orleans. Three separate tor
nadoes truck New Orleans and vicial
ty Friday, cassias toss of life and
great property damage In sections
which a week before were more or less
devastated by the gulf hurricane. The
first tornado was at Poatchaoula, La,
about 50 miles north of here, the sec
ond In New Orleans, and the third
near Blloxi. Miss., about half way be-,
tween here and Mobile, on the gulf,
Seven persons were killed -In the
cyclonic disturbances, according to
reports which reached here from the
country about New Orleans. Deaths
are reported by both St James and
West Baton Rouge parishes.
The tornado at Pontchatoula struck
the southern end of the town about
seven o'clock in the morning. George
nawes was killed in his heme, which
FIRST INFANTRY SPEEDtLY
BARKED AT HAVANA.
rmsni is mw at muiam
The'Diearminf ef Former Inet'fgewte
Gees Forward Rapidly Only tUgM
Treusfe is Anticipated hi ths Set
tlement ef Affairs.
children were badly injured. Three
negroes were also reported killed at
The second tornado appeared la
New Orleans soon after eight o'clock,
ripping a narrow path through fire
miles of the city's residence and busi
ness section and doing$500.00Qdani
age. No lives were lost here, but one
nesro was probably fatally Injured by
d freight car which overturned upon
him, and half a hundred other persons
were injured, 11 of whom were taken
The third tornado passed seven
miles northwest of Biloxi, Miss., where
it overturned an engine and three cars
belonging to the Dantzler Lumber
company, slightly Injuring the engi
neer and fireman. 'Immense 'trees
which withstood the recent harrica'ne
were uprooted In this section.
FIVE VICTIMS OF
intimation that' he was not entirely
satisfied that the death of "Al" Adams,
the former so-called policy king, was
the result of suicide.
DEAD AT BLUEFIELD MAY BE 70
BRIDGE OVER FALLS COLLAPSES
One High School Student Killed When
Crowded Structure Gives Way. .
Menominee, Mich. While a party of
25 students of Oconto, Wis.,- high
school were standing on a foot-bridge
at Oconto Falls. Wis., Friday watching
the falls, the structure collapsed, hurl
ing the whole party 40,feet into the
stream. William Ballou, aged 14
years, was killed and Viga Sentil, Ha
zel Denizen and Frank Donlevy seri
ously injured. Prof. Newcomb, the in
structor, was badly hurt and several
others were slightly injured.
Twenty-nine Bodies Have Been Recov
ered From Pocahontas Colliery.
Bluefield, W. Va. Twenty-nine bod
ies have been recovered from the west
fork of the Pocahontas Collieries com
pany mine at. Pocahontas, Va., and a
conservative estimate places the total
number of dead at 70.
The rescuing party reached the
scene of the explosion but the im
mense amount of debris and wreckage
has hampered the search for bodies.
There is no evidence thus far of fire.
Raton, N. M. A disastrous ex
plosion occurred early Friday in the
Dutchman coal mine at Blossburg, a
small camp five miles from Raton, in
which 15 miners are supposed to have
lost their lives. Three bodies have
Kansas Pioneer Dead.
Kansas City, Mo. William Weston,
a pioneer who held many municipal of-
flom horn riiorl nfil IK voaro Mr
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Weston, who served through the civil
war in a Kansas volunteer regiment
came of a family of soldiers.
the .Central school, drank a quantity Nebraska, assistant- veterinary snr-
oT carbolic add. Mrs. Grcenleaf
placed "a bottle of sulphate of potash
on a shelf beside the bottle of carbolic
acid. During the night she got up and
In the dark poured some medicine into
a glass of water, which she began to
drink. Discovering that It burned her
mouth, she concluded she had got the
wrong bottle and called for her hus
band. Physicians were called and they
saved the woman's life.
- Perkins County Prosperous.
GRANT The first of October- finds
Perkins county with a well-matured
crop of everything attempted in the
agricultural line. There has been no
frost yet and the corn is ripe, though
still greea In foliage, and the yield will
be heavy. All small grain did well
Cats season sad. potatoes were -never
so good before. Real' estate has ad
vaaced rapidly and a great deal of land
kas bees sold .to parties who will settle
here seat spring. It Is thought now
that tto popslattosi of the county win
so doubled dsrisc ths coailag year.
geons. They will assist Dr. C. A. Mc-
Kim in rtamping odt the mange from
the western part of the state.
Changesof venue have been granted
In four of the cases for embezzlement
pending against .Charles M. Chamber
lain in the Johnson county district
court Chamberlain was cashier of
the failed Chamberlain banking house
of Tecumseh. The cases will be taken
to Nemaha county.
The large dwelling house of Mrs. fi.
M. Erb of Beatrice was badly dam
aged by fire.- The house was.occumed
by C. MXcNetll and W. X Florida,
and their loss will amount to about
$1,000 partly' insured. The damage to
the bufldiatrwil Teach $1,200.
At a special jseetlac: of the stock
holders of the David City Chaucan
quaKsociatioa held Is the court honse
Postmaster H O. Ball was elected a
member of the board of directors to
fill vacancy, caused by the reslgnatfoa'
of E. Williams for a term of four
Old River. Captain Dead.
Watertown, N. Y. Capt William N.
VIsuer, aged 49, owner of the passen
ger steam yacht Idler, and one of the
best known St. 'Lawrence river steam
boat men. died suddenly Thursday at
Alexandria Bay of heart failure.
Iowa W. C. T. U. Is Reunited.
Des Moines, la. By mutual agree
ment of separate conventions held in
this city Wednesday, two branches of
the W. C. T. U., one known as the W.
C. T. U. of Iowa and the other as the
W..C. T. U". of the state of Iowa, were
consolidated into one body. They were
divided 16 years ago by a dispute over
the question of affiliation or nonaffllia
tion with the Prohibition party.
Big Earthquake Registered.
Washinugton. The weather bureau
Friday issued a bulletin announcing
that the bureau's seismographs re
corded "another great earthquake" be
glnnlng at 9:05 p. m. on October 1.
but that the earthquake probably was
can do this work.
"To relegate it to the states Is a
farce, and is simply another way of
saying that it shall not be done at all."
- Federal Power Adequate.
The president said that under a wise
interpretation of the interstate com
merce clause of the constitution he be
lieved the national government im-? the
power to deal with all wealth t!;at in
any way goes Into" the commerce be
tween states. Therefore, while con
gress, should avoid any demagogic leg
islation. President Roosevelt had this
"But on the other hand, It shall and
must ultimately be understood that
the United States government, on be
half of the people of the United States,
has and is to oxerclse the power of
supervision and control over the busi
ness use of this great wealth in the
first place, over all of the work of the
common carriers of the nation, and, in
the next place, over the work qf all
the great corporations which directly
or Indirectly do any interstate busi
ness whatever and- this includes a!-
most all of the great corporations."
President Roosevelt referred to what
already has been accomplished in this
respect and complimented Senator
Knox, of Pennsylvania, formerly at
torney general of the United States,
for the part he had played In prose
cuting the big cases brought by the
Praise for Keystone State.
The president opened his address
with an expression of his pleasure at
being invited to speak on an occasion
so noteworthy, referring to the part
Pennsylvania had played in the na-
Military Special Bumps Into Rear of
Lansinburgh, N. Y.t Five passen
gers were killed outright and a score
were injured in a rear-end collision
between' a regular passenger train and
a military special on the Boston &
Maine railroad, directly in front of
Lansingburgh depot, north of Troy,
about five o'clock Thursday.
The collision took place on a heavy
grade, and sharp curve.
The passenger train was one that
leaves Boston daily at 9:30 a. m. for
Albany, it consisted of five cars, a
baggage car, smoker, day coach and
two parlor cars, and was about one
bour late when it reached Lansing
burgh station, waiting there for a
chance to get into the Troy depot
Without, apparently, any warning,
the "specia" came thundering along
with IS cars and crashed into the pas
senger train, smashing the last two
cars, which were Pullmans, like egg
shells. Both these cars wore swept from
the track and rolled down the em
bankment The engine of the 'special
kept on for a dozen yard3 and then
turned turtle, tho front end plowing
into the ground and the car behind
being telescoped by the tender.
HAVANA The Irst laadlag of
American soldiers la the present occu
patios of Cuba wss accomplished Ssa
day w. marvelous prosaptaesa, sad
at sight 500 mes of the First Units
States isaftnry sad 350 men oi'tae
Second .battelton of- engineers were
settled under canvas is Camp Colum
bia The cruiser Brooklyn arrived
sere In the afternoon with 400 mes oa
board. They will be seat out to the
cams early tomorrow.
General Funstos established
camp at Marianov convenient fc his
command. Colonel L. W. T. Waller,
commanding the marines, has bees
ordered to report to General Funston,
and the entire force of regulars and
marines will be under Funston's cora-
J mand until the arrival here next Tues-
aay oz uenerai J. Franklin Ben. who
will direct- the distribution of the
forces throughout the island.
Within an hour from the lime that
the transport Sumner came alongside
the railroad wharf the disembark
ation had been completed and the 850
men had been transported on the
street cars direct to the camp. Their
equipage and supplies were taken oa
freight cars by another route. The
movement was so skillfully handled
that the men prepared their midday
moal from thJlr own rations. The mea
are In good condition and are pleased -with
their camp and its pleasant sur
roundings. The disarming of former Insurgesta
went on much better Saturdsy. Re
ports from members of the disarma
ment commission in various provinces
Indicate that the trouble which was
threatened Saturday may be avoided,
although ex-rebels and volunteers In a
few towns in Santa Clara province are
st'll disinclined to be the first to dis
arm, and It is feared that American
soldiers will have to be sent to back
up the demands of the disarmament
commission. Havana. Santiago. Pinar
del Rio Matanzas and Puerto Principe
provinces are practically clear of reb
els and show no signs of trouble.
Governor Taft, Assistant Secretary
of State Bacon and General Funstos
are gratified at the situation and be
lieve they will be able to start for
home next Saturday. Governor Taft
will spend the time alter Tuesday ia
familiarizing his successor, Charles E.
Magoon. with the situation. Mr. Ma
goon is expected here on that day. It
is believed that after the arrival of the
wives of Governor Taft and Mr. Bacon
in Havana the provisional governor
will give a public reception at the pal
ace to introduce Mr. Magoon to .the
GREAT SHOW OF LIVE STOCK.
INSURGENTS SURRENDER ARMS
Rebel Commanders Aid in Inducing
Men to Give Up Guns.
Havana. Although the surrender of
guns has not been made compulsory,
either by the provisional government
or the disarming commission, rebel
commanders have all given their fol
lowers to understand that it was ex
pected and that the laying down of
their arms was a matter of duty. The
result of this has been that the num
ber of rifles surrendered is larger, in
proportion to the number of men dis
banded, than the government ex
pected. For instance, S00 rebels dis
banded in Pinar del Rio province up
to Friday, have turned In 600 guns.
Gov. Taft regards this proportion rath
or better than the average, bat re
ports from Santa Clara indicate tba?
nearly all the guns of Gen. Guzman's
command have been surrendered.
Entry List at Kansas City Embraces
Best Animals in the Country.
KANSAS CITY The eighth aanual
American Royal Live Stock show will
open here Monday with more entries
in every department than ever before
in Its history. The show will la?t all
week. Thre are entries of upwards
oof 700 breeding cattle. 1C0 fat steers,
sixty carloads of fat and feeding cat
tie. 250 draft coach and hackney
horses, including a string of eight
horses from the stables of King Ed
ward and Lord Rothschild of England,
and 700 hoggs, sheep and goats. Ex
hibitors are here from isixteen different
states, from Massachusetts to New
GAS CAUSES DEATH OF EIGHT
Explosion in Philadelphia Subway
Does' Considerable Damage.
Philadelphia. Eight men were
killed and nearly two score of persons
were injured Friday by the explosion
of illuminating gas in the Market
street subway at Sixth street.
High buildings were shaken by the
force of the explosion and for a block
on either side of the scene of the ex
plosion nearly every window was shat
tered. The street caved in, halting traffic
and resulting ia a suspension of busi-
Dowie Has a New "Vision.
CHICAGO John Alexander Bowie's
plan for a Mexican colony was aban
doned in obedience to a command re
ceived by Dowie in a vision that came
to him Friday and lasted live hours,
according to an announcement made
today by Deacon Arricgton, one of
Dowie's followers, who has remained'
loyal to the deposed prophet The
scheme. Deacon Arlington said, was
relinquished in favor of ansther that
-contemplates the raising of $1,090,000
In Chicago for the purpose of restoring
Dowie's power and prestige.
tion's history and complimenting its ness. Fire followed the explosion, but
Opens Wisconsin Campaign.
Milwaukee. The Democratic state
campaign opened here Thursday night
when John A. Aylward. the candidate
far governor, spoke on the principles
of his party before dn enthusiastic
gathering in Pabst theater.
Shaw Speaks in Chio.
Hamilton., O. Secretary of the
Treasury Leslie M. Shaw addressed a
large audience in Beckett's hall here
Friday. The secretary spent two hours
at the Butler county fair, where he
. Falling Slate Kills Three.
Webb City, la. J. Daffy;. Arthur
Moore and Albert. Brackey'were killed
here Wednesday-' by falling slate In
the Avondale mlneand Newton Cor
dell was dangerously injured. Ail are
Tws Motor Cyclists Injured.
Saa Diego, Cat Breed and Herrlck,
motor cyclists, who'left here en route
to Buffalo, N. Y., were badly injured
st Escondidc. The pair were travel
tag last when the machine ran Into a
Withdraws Haue Expense Bill.
The Hague. In the lower bouse of
the states general Friday the govern
ment withdrew the bill authorizing the
expenditure of $15,000 for the reception
of the members to the second peace
people for their ruggedness of char
acter, their enterprise and their patriotism.
Public Land Withdrawn.
Washington. The secretary of the
interior has withdrawn from entry all
the public land within air area of S00.
000 acres In the San Diego land district
in California, to be in corporated in the
San Diego forest reserve.
State 'Official Resigns.
Springueld, 111. R. Weldon, who has
been connected -with the state high
way commission since its organization
resigned to acecpt-a place on the edi
torial staff 'of -an engineering publica
tion In New York.
Hoke Smith Is Elected.
Atlanta. Go. The Democratic ticko
headed by Hon. Hoke Smith for gov
ernor, has seen elected by-the usual
majority, there being- no opposition
except the .Socialist ticket, headed by
Governor's Wife Holds Her Own.
Springfield, 111. Dr. L. C. Taylor,
the attending physician of Mrs. Cbarles
S. Deneen, stated that there was "im
provement in the condition of his pa
tient and that she was doing as well
as could be expected.
it did no damage to nelshboring build
ings. The Ioi , it is believed, will ex
ceed $300,000. '
Italian Women Storm Schools.
New York. Believing the board of
health physicians were cutting the
throats of their children in a public
school in the Williamsburg section of
Broklyn, 1,500 women, nearly all Ita
lians, stormed the school building.
Suing German Companies.
SAN FRANCISCO Five ousdred
suits will be filed in the next few
weeks In the federal and state courts
in San Francisco against the North
German Fire Insurance company of
Hamburg, Germany. This is an
nounced by W. J. Herrin. president of
the policyholders' committee. "We
expect" said Herrin, "that the judg
ments obtained in the American courts
in this case will be recognized ia Germany."
Football Kills Another.
Toronto, Ont Cameron Paulin, 21
years old, died early Thursday at the
General hospital from injuries received
on university lawn Wednesday after
noon while at practice with the Toron
to university football team.
Secretary of Conference.
Cedar Rapids, la. Rev. U. F. Swen
gel, of York, Pa., was elected" secretary
of the Central. conference of the Unit
ed Evangelical church. The presenta
tion of a gavel to Bishop Hartzler com
pleted "the first session.
Three Burned to Death.
Portland, Me. Three of the seven
children of the family of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Vanier, of this city, were burn
ed to death Friday in a fire caused by
the explosion of a lamp which had
been accidentally overthrown.
Snowstorm in Colorado.
Colorado Springs, Colo. Colorado
Springs Thursday experienced its first
snowstorm of the season. Reports from
the mountains indicate a snowfall of
several inches. A snowstorm also
prevailed at Peublo.
Babe Born to Governor's Wife.
Springfield, 11L Mrs. Charles S. De
neen, wife of the governor of Illinois,
gave birth to a daughter Thursday af
ternoon. Mrs. Deneen is said to be in
a critical condition, suffering from
Veterans of Scanish War.
WASHINGTON A large number of
members of the United Spanish War
veterans arrived Sunday to attend the
national encampment of the organiza
tion, which begins Monday. Arriving
delegates were met by district veter
ans, accompanied by a baad. Head
quarters for several ceadldatcs for
commander-in-chief were established
today. Captain Hamilton Ward of
New York, Major Frederick S. Hodg
son of Washington and General George
M. Moulton of Illinois are aasplrants
for the office.
Japs to Control Railroad.
LONDON Dispatches received here
from Tokio declare thai the bonds of
the South Maachurlan railroad hare
been oversubscribed msny times, bat
that there were no Xhisse ssallcav
tlons. Explaining this fact the Pekins
correspondent of the Times says that:
although Chins was invited te ssrti
dpete. It did not do so. because taera
were no funds available for the In
vestment sad none ceuld be sad with
out recourse to a foreign wsa. whJcal
policy saa iesr or foreign
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