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m ESTABLISHED JTHSTE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , THUESDAY MOUNIItfG , SEPTEMBEll 7 , 1899 TWELVE PAGES. SOTGKLE COPY JTIVIU CENTS.
BOERS STAND FIRM
Transvaal Replies that British Demands
Oannot Be Complied With. '
SAYS THE PROPOSALS ARE UNACCEPTABLE ,
Kruger's Government Admits Great Brit
ain's Bight to Protect Its Subjects ,
GIVES DENIAL TO CLAIM OF SUZERAINTY
Agrees to Further Conference Regan in the
Franchise and Representation.
ENGLAND MAY ISSUE ULTIMATUM
General Ilcllef In London In that the
Cnhlnut Meeting Will ItcMilt In
it SHIT Declaration on the
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NEW YORK. Sept. 0. ( New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) In rcsp mae
to a message sent by the World on Tuesday
last to Paul Kruger , president of the ouuth
African republic , the following was received
"Kn.ni the Government of Pretoria to the
World , New York Gladly accedu to your re
quest to put the Hour side bofuro thu Amer
ican public. The present agitation against
this republic emanates partly from a cer
tain section of residents to whom the exist
ence of the republic , which embraces the
most nourishing parts of South Africa , Is a
( Handing eyesore and who suffer from the
prevailing jlnso mania ; partly , also , from
mining capitalists , who , not content with
having here the best mlnlnc laws In the
world , wish also to have complete control
of all legislation and administration. The
franchise voting question was taken up ( by
England ) because It WHS thought the re
public would not yield on thnt point. Now
that the altered franchise doeo not ma
terially differ from the American It Is In
many respects pastor the agitation has become -
como much worse. The object clearly Is
the dcstruotlon of our republic and the
complete control of the richest mine.5 of the
"Tho uress. fairly controlled by capital
ists , snieadfl unprecedented misrepresenta
tion nnd prejudice throughout the world
against the Door republic.
"Wo nro determined to defend to the ut
termost that freedom and self-government
for wtlch our pcoole have shed blood In
every part of South Africa. Though wo
have no such powerful friend as you proved
to Vcnozuela nnd to other republics , we
have strong faith that the cause of freedom
and republicanism will triumph In the end.
"SECUETAUY FOH PRESIDENT. "
ANNoelatcd I'reMN AUvleen.
PRETORIA , Sept. 0. Tha lateut reply of
the Transvaal republic to the Urlllsh de
mands his , been jiubllbhod. In the reply re
gret IB expressed that the proposals of Great
lirllniu ara unacceptable. The Transvaal
government admits Great Britain's rights
uuuei the convention and International law
to protect its subjects , but denies a claim of
suzerain ty. The reply agrees to a further
couferouco regarding the franchise and rep
LONDON , Sept. 6. This morning's news
eheds no now light on the Transvaal crisis.
The signs which the English are accustomed
to sco just previous to a war contlnua and
from thfso any number of sensational do-
duottons may be drawn.
Joseph Chamberlain , secretary of state for
the colonies , remains at the colonial ofllco
nnd the other cabinet ministers are cither
hero or on their way to this city.
General opinion tends to the bollof that
the cabinet council will result In an ulti
matum , followed bj an immediate backdown
on the pirt r.f the Boors or the commence
ment of hostilities by Great Britain. This
fooling , however , IB founded on the trend
pf Uio recent negotiations and It Is often
forgotten that In theco Mr. Chamberlain had
practically a free hand and was not hindered
by the cautious conservatism which undoubt
edly will characterize the deliberations of
Dm full cabinet council.
Thu Pall Mall Gazette today says : "It IB
feared that during the last twenty-four hours
the probability of war has become appreci
ably greater. " The paper , "however , prints
no news , except that received yesterday , to
justify this assertion.
Doolnlon I.leu with Ctihlnet.
Advices from various sources Indicate that
the acute tension In all parts of South Africa
continues. But , tuilees tha Bncra take the
initiative , which at present Is Improbable , '
it Is pretty certain that the issue of peace or
% \nr lies solely In the result of Friday's
cabinet council ; hence public attention ! s
centered moro upon the slgna of the times
na exhibited nt the army stations and tbo
dock yards than In South Africa Itself ,
though uows from there Is eagerly awaited ,
chiefly owing to the uneasy feeling that the
Boers might end the diplomatic tangle by
raiding Natal , |
It U reported this afternoon that Mr.
Chamberlain has sent a reply through Sir
Alfred Mllner , governor of Cape Colony nnd
British high commissioner of South Africa ,
to tbo Transvaal government's latest propo
sition. The latter 1s generally understood to
be a withdrawal of the former concessions
nnd an Initiative agreement for a further
conference. It seems Improbable that Mr.
Cnambcrlaln has done this , ns he would
probably have awaited the cabinet's decision
before taking such action , and oven If he
lias it Is hardly likely that his reply would
bring matters to n head except by Irritating
the Boers Into aggressive action.
Ineeinllury Talk In the Itiiail.
The second edition of the Times , Issued
this morning , publishes a dispatch from
Newcastle , Natal , which savs that during ,
yesterday's debate In the Raad regarding the
proximity of British troops to Transvaal
territory Hcrr Dularrie , a member of the
Raad , said. "Tho Doers only require half a
day's notice to fight. "
The corrojpondout of Iho Tlmoa , continu
ing , bays-
"Many oonclmlo that the defiant tone of
the speeches are not unconnected with the
tact that Mauser ammunition which bad
hocn stopped at Delucoa bay has now been
received. The Pretoria sovernnicnt admits
that a consignment of cannon Is now on Its
way from Franco. U U the evident aim of
the Boers to secure time until crats nnd
water are plentiful , the burghers fully
recognizing that n peaceful settlement of
the dlflU'iilty Is out nf the question. "
NEW YORK. Sept. 0. A dispatch to the
'tribune from London says : The altered as-
pert of the Transvaal affair continues to ba
a mystery too deep to bo probed by anybody
outride of the chief secretary's room In the
colonial offlco. President Kruger has sud
denly changed his ground He bad been refusing -
fusing to grant a joint Inquiry Into the pre-
cli > e effects of the proposed political changes ,
but had offered a five-years' franchise and
increased representation under the coudl-
hat the suzerainty should be abandoned ,
withdrawn that offer , and revert-
scheme , has accepted the
erence of some kind.
The ta lV fllteLc. but this scama to
bo a cloaeirS / HtaMiiuth. Why haa
Kruger changcdS5pMMSiddenly ? That
Is the difficult questrai jKnswcr.
Ills new attitude wouuT'lje Intelligible It
he had received from Mr. Chamberlain In the
last week or the week before a somowb.it
peremptory Intimation that the patience of
the British government was exhausted and
that It could not wait longer , but must have
an answer by the middle of this ireek. There
Is no suggestion that any demand of this
nature his been made , but Kruger has acted
Impulsively and with bad temper , as .though
something of this sort had happened Ho
answered the original proposal for n joint
Inquiry after long delay , and haa fcltbdrawti
his amended scheme with the dangerous con-
dill ) ns relating to suzerainty. If he has left
n door open for a full conference over thu
effects of the franchise , as optimists profess
to believe , negotiations may continue and
peace be maintained.
Reports respecting the ordering out of the
reserves ate again contradicted officially to
day , but the situation has become grave and
almost critical , ns Is shown by the presence
of Mr. Chamberlain in London and the re
markable activity prevailing In military cir
cles. There are no signs In the mining
market that war Is close at hand , hut finan
ciers are not always well Informed in crises
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GIBRALTAR , Sept. 6. ( New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Admiral
Dewey spent the morning with the excep
tion of a visit to his ship In u room In
the hotel. In the afternoon he drove out
to European point In the governor's car
riage and afterward called and took tea
at the governor's house. He returned the
calls of Generals Slado and Colvllle and
other ofllcers who called on him yvsterdaj.
The Olympla has completed filling Its bunk
ers today and will take on additional be
tween decks Saturday , making in all 1,309
tons for the voyage.
Mexico Independence liny.
CITY OF MEXICO , Sept. 6. Preparations
on a grand scale for the celebration of the
national anniversary of Independence are
being made. Governor Martinez of Oaxaca
has Invited the Americans to take part In
the Independence day ce/ebratlon , and they
will erect a hnndsiano arch , besides ac
tively participating In the public manifesta
tion of rejoicing.
CAPETOWN , Sept. C. Lieutenant General
Sir General Forester Walker , who relieves
Sir General William Francis Butler as com
mander of the British troops In South Africa ,
arrived here today. Ho was given a splendid
Caring for Trannvnal
DURBAN , Natal , Sept. 6. A number of
natives are applying to the authorities for
licenses to carry assegais. A relief commit
tee has been formed hero for the purpose of
caring for refugees from the Transvaal.
LOWNDES HEADS THE TICKET
Ilnltimorc'd Convention , Affirming the
Will of the People , Xnmeei Htm
BALTIMORE , Sept. 6. The republican
state convention today reaffirmed the will
of the people as expressed In the primaries
and nominated the following state ticket :
For Governor Lloyd Lowndes of Cumber
For Comptroller Phillips Lee Golds-
borough of Dorchester county.
For Attorney General Ex-Congressman
John V. L. Fiudlay of Baltimore City.
The nominations were all oiado by accla
mation and the convention was harmoni
ous. The platform declares for the gold
standard , favors such a system of Import
duties'as shall protect American industries
and provide sufficient revenue for the ex
penses of government economically admin
istered , and commends the record made by
our country In the war with Spain. The
Philippine plank says :
"While we deplore an Insurrection In the
Philippines , wherein by cession from Spain
we acquired tuo right of sovereignty , duty
demands that we retain and pacify them and
safeguard tbo interests of commerce until
the problem of tholr final disposition bo
solved in such manner that the glory of
our flag be not sullied , We repose our
trust for such n solution of the problem In
our wise nnd patriotic president and a rc-
pubMcan congress. "
M'KINLEY GIVEN UNION CARD
I'roNlilviit Rloutoil n Member of the
IlrloklnycrH' nnil StoiieiuiiHonn'
Union , Tin. 21 , nt
CHICAGO , Sept. C. President McKlnley
Is now a trades union man. He was today
elected a member of the Bricklayers and
Stonemasons' International union No. 21 of
President Gubbtns of the union said to
day that slnco the chief executive was to
lay tbo corner stone of the new postofflco
It was necessary that the president join the
union before he is allowed to handle a
trowel In Cook county. It waa flrst in
tended to make out the president's card
September 1 , but as this would have necefisl-
tatcd his presence In the parade on Labor
day or the payment of $2 flno for being
absent It was decided to delay the matter.
A card of honorary membership was made
out for thu president today , but It will not
bo forwarded to him till the matter has
been further discussed.
"Wo will have to take the card away
from him , " said Secretary Starn today , "If
Mr. McKinlcy sole a stone prepared by noi >
union labor , which the stone Intended for
the corner of the now postofilco Is. He
would bo deprived of all the benefits of the
union and we as a national organization will
strike on any building tn any part of the
United States at which ho lays a corner
stone or docs any construction work. "
Movemeutx of Oeeiut A'enNelH , Sept. ( ) .
At Queenstown Arrived Steamer New
England , from Bcston , for Liverpool ; Au-
ranla , from New York , for Liverpool ,
At Southampton Sailed Steamer Travo ,
from Bremen , for New York. Arrlvod
Saafu , from New York , for Bremen ; St.
Louis , from Now York.
At Hong Kong Arrived Previously ,
City of Pekln , from San Francisco.
At Now York Arrived Servla , from Llv.
orponl ; Ema , from Genoa , Sailed St. Paul ,
to Southampton ; Southwark , to Antwerp ;
Teutonic , to Lhcrpool.
At Boulogne Arrived Amsterdam , from
Now York , for Rotterdam.
At Plymouth Arrived Graf Waldersee ,
from New York , for Hamburg.
At San Francisco Arrived Bark Encore ,
from Iqlquo ; ship Ounbrliu Hills , from
Cardiff. Hteamer Mattewnu , from NorfoHt ,
Va. , bark Boubjkl , from Antwerp. Sailed
Ship Gleuard , for Antwerp.
At Cherbourg Arrived Graf Waldersee ,
from Now York , via Plymouth for Ham
At Liverpool Arrived Cephalla , from
Nc .v York ,
At London Arrived llarquetto , from
At Bremen Arrived Prlnz Lultpold ,
from New York.
DESERTED BY A CHILD WIFE :
Prom'nent ' Missourian Takes Fifteen-Year-
O.d Girl for a Bride.
NUPTIALS CELEBRATED IN GREAT STYLL
llotio } moon I.iintn lint n
When the Yittinir llrldc Leaven
Her Lord nml Mauler for
the I'nroiitnl Ahode.
SPRINGFIELD , Mo. , Sept. 6. ( Special
Telegram. ) When Colonel Alexander Klusec ,
"King of Taney county , " married 15-year-old
Doia Uarrett two weeks ago ho In part dupli
cated the matrimonial escapade of General
Casslue M. Clay ot Kentucky , for Colonel
Klsjce IB 70 years old and In many charac
teristics similar to the noted Kcntucklan.
Today the parallel \vaa made complete , ( or
the child wife fled troni the homo of her
aged husband , leafing him In lonely posses
sion of Klsscc hall and his vast estate.
Colonel Klssco owns thousands of acres of
laud. Years ago ho was a power In Missouri
politics. Ha still holds the key to any eltua-
tlon , politically or otherwise , that arises In
Taney county.Vhcn Bryan sought recrea
tion In the wilds of Taney county after the
presidential election of 1S9G he was enter
tained by Colonel Klseco.
Colonel Klsseo had three wives before ho
took Dora Garrett. He has had trouble with
them. About two weeks ago ho conceived
the idea that he wanted a child wlfo "frying
size chick , " was his blunt way of expressing
It. Without any preliminary courtship ho
drove to the home of John Garretl , a poor
farmer living on a part of Colonel Klsaec'a
estate. Like the average tiller of rented
land In Taney county , Garrett has a laigo
family of girls. King Klssee abruptly In
formed Garrett that he wanted a "frying
size" wlfo and thcro must bo no delay about
As the colonel made known hlo errand ho
looked out through the woodland pasture
surrounding the Garrett cabin and saw halt
a dozen barefooted , rosy-cheeked girls rompIng -
Ing about. Garrett said Colonel Klsseo
"reckoned" most any of 'cm would do. Dora
was called Into the houae for Inspection , A
few minutes later she was seated alongside
the colonel In his buggy and they drove to
the county seat to get a marriage license.
The wedding was a plain alfalr , but the
celebration that followed was elaborate ,
lau.lng three days. The doors of Kissee hall
were thrown open and all Taney county was
Invited. The "hired men" were set to work
killing beeves and mutton. On the spacious
grounds surrounding Klssee hall a great
barbecue was given. Old-fashioned fiddlers
furnished music and there was dancing.
I Taney county "white mule whisky" flowed
1 like water.
Prom KIseee hall to the Gancit cabin the
distance Is six nillce over rough mountain
roads. At 4 o'clock this morning the child
wife crept out of bed and without waiting
to put on shoes or stockings and leaving her
white-haired king fast asleep , she tripped
merrily over the six miles and was back
in the cabin home of her parents for early
"I'd rather llye In this log cabin with its
dtrl floor and barren nails than to bo the"
wlfa of the king of Taney county , " the child
said to her parents.
Colonel Klssee was a prominent Taney
county bald knobber during the reign of
FINE HAND OF ANDREW WHITE
Holln Pay * Compliment to Ilin AVlNilom
at The HiiKiie inul IK Well
Siitlnfled vtlth IlcHiiltN.
NEW YORK. Sept. 6. Frederic W. Hells ,
secretary of the United States commissioners
to the peace conference at The Hague , has
just returned home. Speaking of the results
achieved by the conference , Mr. Hells eald :
"The American commissioners worked har
moniously together and with the represent
atives of other countries. Now that the
conference naa ended , wo feel that we have
taken care of the Interests of this country
on far as lay In our power and aa well as
we knew how. Without wishing to dispar
age the efforts or the ability of the other
members of the commission , I may say that
our success was due first and foremost to
the wisdom and judgment displayed by
Andrew D. White. Although , perhaps , it
did not appear so on the surface , Mr. White
was the adviser of the conference , and his
Influence waa strongly felt. He smoothed
out difficulties and prepared the way with
a flno hand for some of the best work done
at The Hague. We succeeded in carrying
most of the proposals we were Interested
In. Those best qualified to Judge regard
the work accomplished by the conference
aa being , while not a very long step , at
least a step in the right direction. The
Institution of a great permanent court of
arbitration Is undoubtedly a great step for
ward In International law and In tbo history
"There was a most admirable spirit mani
fested by tbo different delegates toward
the reprcsentatlvea of other countries. Be
tween the American , English nnd Gorman
delegates the most cordial fooling and the
closest co-operation existed. "
MORE AID FOR PORTO RICANS
One ThoiiHnnd TOIIM of Food n Week
Still Needed and Another Ap
peal AVH1 lie I mied.
NEW YORK , Sept. 6. The Central Porto
Rlcau cominlttoo has decided to send broad
cast through the country an appeal to
churches for aid , and copies of the appeal
to all the banks In the country , to bo
posted where they can bo seen , to revive
tbo contributions to the relief fund.
A cablegram Just received from General
Davis , now In command In Porto Rico , says
tlmt 1,000 tons of food supplies a week are
still needed , the articles moat wanted being
rice , beans , fish , bacon and medicinal sup
plies. The United States government U to
ecnd 1,000 tona of food purchased on Its
own account by transport , which will sail
tomorrow , and the committee decided to
devote the contributions this week to the
purchase ot medicinal supplies. The relict
fund of the National Bank of North Amer
ica now amounts to $30,617.
CAPTAIN ELLIOTT RETURNS
Hoporto Meeting a Uront Many Klon
dike I'rntpeelorxonrly Kvery-
niie of Whom AVa llroko.
SEATTLE , Wash. . Sept. 6. Charles P ,
Elliott , U. S. A. and a member of the gov
ernment exploring party under Captain Glynn
of the Fifth Infantry , which has been gath
ering data at Cook's Inlet , Alaska , has re
Captain Elliott reports meeting a great
many prospectors , nearly every one of whom
was broke while many were sick with scurvy
nnd other diseases. The expedition ren
dered the sufferers all the aid possible.
"Cook'e Inlet , " said the captain , "is a dim-
cult body of water to navigate. It Is a very
Intricate system and \cry dangerous by rea
son of the vcrtlclo tide ivavo some ilx feet
high thnt comes rushing In nt race-horse
epccd at springtide. Thcte were many cases
of drowning this summer , the people being
caught In the flats and overwhelmed by the
rushing wall of water. "
GRUESOME ALASKA STORiES
llelatod by Otto Thcvtn ot 1'rlmrone ,
In. , AVho Han .lust Itctiirncit
SEATTLE , Wash. , Sept. C. Otto Thcwa
of Primrose , la. , who has arrived hero from
Copper lllvor , Alaska , brings news confirm
ing the reported death of seven members of
the Scientific Prccpeotiue company of New
The dead are : Earhardt , Miller , Alder
man , Schutz , Peter Slegel , Btitner and Baum-
George Hooker , another , member of the
uarty , cot out alive , but is badly crippled
> \lth scurvy , whloh carried away thu ma-
jotity of his companions , Baumgartuur went
> ut huntliis and was never seen again.
The most affectlnc case was that of But-
ner , who was driven Insane bv hU suffer-
Ings. His weak companions had to strap
ii.m down , but even they could not restrain
Him. One morning Thews , whoso camp was
near , found Butner sitting out In the snow
> vlth his clothes and hat off , the thermom
eter being 45 degrees below zero. BuUicr was
. .aken Inslsdc , but ho died In a few hours.
Thews alee brings a crucsomo story In
connection with the flndlne of thu remains
if a jeweler named Smith , who perished
, ast November on Valdez'glacier. . Every
xpised portion of the body had been eaten
a ay by ravens. The remains wore idetiti
led to be those of Smith by the clothing
ind effects found with them. A purse con
taining $250 was among the effects. A pros
pector named Austed , n nartncr of Smith ,
laid a money belt which contained a sum
jf money was missing.
Thews said he had a close call crossing tha
jlacler. He fell Into a crevasse 1.000 feet
fr. im the ton , but the aack on his back
cauzht him and held him until his com
panions could come to his rescue.
GIGANTIC RAILWAY SYSTEM
I'lnn to Form n Trunk : I < lnc Coiinoll-
tlutlon Oronter Than Any Now
PITTSBURG , Pa. , Sept. 6. The Post to
morrow will say : There Is a plan ar
ranged to form a gigantic railway system
.vhlch will create a trunk line consolidation
greater than any now In existence In this
country and it will embrace the Baltimore
& Ohio , Plttsburg & Western , Buffalo ,
rtcchester A Plttsburg , Philadelphia &
leading , West Virginia & Pittsburg and
several smaller roads In as many states.
This gigantic enterprise will , If carried
out , mean a series of first-class roads
reaching from Philadelphia , Baltimore ,
.Vashlngton and New York to Reading ,
.lochcster and Buffalo , and from Baltimore
.o Cincinnati and St. Louis , with the main
line passing through Plttsburg to Chicago
and having excellent terminals hero and
at all the lake ports. It would mean
the shortest nnd most direct route from
Cleveland and Chicago tot Richmond , Va.
and Charleston , S. C. and the , south Atlantic
? 9ost seaports. - l
A gigantic traffic agreement amounting
almost to a consolidation has been perfected
and all the lines above named are pre
paring to work In each other's Interest.
The Philadelphia & Reading may be the
last to come In , but as James J. ,11111 is
behind the work of perfecting the deal , It
will bo finally consummated.
SEVEN KILLED IN A WRECK
Freight Train Running ; nt Pnll Speed
I'artM , CoiiiliiK Together In Tun
nel , lit WlHIaniflon , W. Vn.
WILLIAMSON , W. Va. , Sept. 6. In a
wreck in the tunnel on the Norfolk & West
ern railroad near hero today seven men , vero
killed. The dead are :
FRANK ARCHER , Konova , brakeman.
CHARLES BOOTH , East Lynn , brakoman.
JOHN CHAFFINS , Dlngess , fireman.
FOUR MEN , unknown , mangled beyond
Frank Mercer , conductor , severely bruised ,
but will recover.
Superintendent V. A. Rlton and Train
master Walter Halo were almost asphyxi
The wrecking train was slow In arriving
and the wreck took fire. By Its light those
able crawled out and fell exhausted at the
tunnel's entrance. They then returned to
help the others , but without belns able to
flnd anyone who could be relieved.
Through freight No. 91 was running In two
sections at full speed when it parted and
ran together nealn near the middle of ho
tunnel. Twenty-three cara were completely
The unknown men are supposed from their
clothing to have been tramps. Fireman
Chaffins was not on duty at the time , but
had jumped on the fatal train n short dis
tance from his homo to ride through tbo
THREE DEAD IN AN ERIE WRECK
JVevr Vork-Clileano KxiireN * IImm Into
u Sidetracked Krelirht lit
Mendvllle , I'll.
MEADVILLB , Pa. , Sept. C. An open
switch caused a wreck on the Brio rail
road at Miller's elation , a short distance
above thla city , today , In which three Mead-
vlllo men were killed nnd one Injured , A
tramp was also killed and another Injured.
A westbound freight train had taken the
siding to alow train No , 5 , vestlbuled lim
ited Now York-Chicago express , to pass.
The switch was left open nnd the pas
senger train ran Into the rear end of the
freight at the rate of sixty mlfes an hour ,
plowing through several freight cars.
The dead :
REUBEN M. ARNOLD , engineer of the
passenger train , resided In Mcadvllle ,
CONDUCTOR HENRY H. ROHAEI-'FER
of the freight train , Meadvllle.
FLAGMAN GEORGE SCHATZ of the
freight train , Meadvllle.
JOHN KERSH of Buffalo , who was stealIng -
Ing n ride on the passenger train.
Fireman Plumb of the freight train.
A tramp from Chicago , stealing a ride on
the passenger train.
Blitz , In charge of a dead engine on
the freight train.
The dead were all brought to this city.
ChnrKod Midi Criminal AHuanlt.
MILAN , Mo. , Sept. C. ( Special Tele
gram. > Aubury Constant , a young man of
Hiiuiphrt'je , twelve mlCes west , waa jailed
hero lust night charged with criminally
assaulting the 15-ycar-oid daughter of R.
D Gluze In that locality. The crime Is
Bald & have been committed In August
last and only came to light through a pal
TravolliiK Mon to Attend ,
CHICAGO. Sept. 6. The folfowlns list of
del -gates to the Trust confrenro has been
sent in by the Iowa State Tnvelln jJeti'n
association F E. Haley , sce-etar1 and
treasurer , Des Molnes ; T. M Jargon , chair
man board of directors , DCS Mulucs.
MERCURY NEAR TOP OF TUBE
Another Day When the Tamperaturo Onuses
Perspiration to Flow.
NINETY-EIGHT IN THE SHADE AT OMAHA
Hot AVIndfl UnmiiKO the I.nte Corn to
Unite an Mxleiit In .NebninUn ,
louii nnil XorthtvoHt
Forecast for Nebraska-
fair and Cooler ; Winds Shifting to the
Toniiioratnro at Uiiiaha > oNtcrdayi
within one degree at 3 o'clock Wednes
day , as It did Tuesday , although the
heat waa not so sensible as It wat
then. Wednesday was a much dryer
day , which fact probably nccnunts
for the apparent difference In the tempera
ture. The wind was not nearly so bad as
most people Imagined , running at its maxi
mum to a speed of only twenty-two miles
per hour. The highest temperature Wednes
day was ? S.
Tuesday was a scorcher all over the state ,
and In fact all along the Missouri and Mis
sissippi valleys. The temperatures were ap
parently the highest In southeastern Ne-
brask.i and northwestern Kansas. The fol
lowing high temperatures were reported :
Ashland , 103 ; Falrbury , 103 ; Fairmont , 103 ;
Tecumseh , 102 ; Lincoln , 101 ; Concordla ,
Kan. , 102 ; St. Louis , 102 ; Clarlnda , la. , 101 ;
Davenport. 100. The temperature has fallen
In the mountain districts and the extreme
northwest and conditions Indicate cooler
weather In thia vicinity this morn-
Ing. The temperature Is much lower
throughout the lake region and moderate
temperatures prevail In the "astern section.
Very Hot In JVebranka.
BEAVER CITY. Nob. , Sept. G. ( Special
Telegram. ) Tnls was the third day of inces
sant heat , the thermometer going to 108.
The average lor twenty-four hours has been
96"hp hottp = t ever kn"wn hero.
GENEVA , Neb. , Sept. G. ( Special. ) The
heat for the last few days has been Intense.
With the continued dry weather It Is almost
prostrating. Tbo mercury hns registered 100
continually. Corn will not be more than halt
FULLEUTON. Neb. , Sept. C. ( SpeclaU
The hot wind which has been blowing from
the south for the last four days has played
sad havoc with the corn crop In this part
of the state. Estimates from reliable farm
ers place the damage at from fifteen to
twenty bushels per acre. The fields ot
planted corn have the appearance of having
been struck by a heavy frost , while the listed
corn looks much better. At thl writing the
wind Is still in the south and very warm.
WYMORB Neb. , Sept. C. ( Special. ) The
people of Wymoro have suffered moro from
disagreeable weather the last three days
than at any other time this year. Hot
winds have blown every day and the streets
have been a continual cloud of dust. Un
til today no water could bo secured for
street sprinkling , owing to a scarcity of
coal at the pumping station. Vegetation is
considerably burned and rain is badly
needed. Corn , however , la out of danger
and will yield a largo crop.
Terrllle Ilent In Iowa.
DES MOINES , Sept. 6. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The mercury again reached DD to-
div , the humidity was 53 per cent and the
wind Mow thirty-five mllea an hour. Be
cause ot the intense heat the public schools
were closed at coon and It was announced
that no school will bo held In the after
noons until the hot speH Is over.
Chief Sage of the Iowa weather and crop
service says that not since July of 1895 has
Iowa had such damaging weather. He
stated the damage done corn the last ten
days has been very great and that the crop
will bo IE per cent , and perhaps 20 per
cent , smaller than at flrst estimated.
SIOUX CITY , Sept. 6. ( Special Tele
gram , ) Today was the hottest of the year
In Sioux City nnd vicinity. The government
thermometer registered 100 at 2:30 : o'clock ,
the previous high record having been 98 In
August. This evening , however , the cool
weather of the west has arrived and people
are generally feeling better. It Is feared
the great heat of the iMst two daya haa had
a bad effect upon the late corn crop , but It
is the general impression hero that most
of the corn In this section Is now out of
XorthvreNt MlMHiiurl Suffer * .
MAUYVILLE , Mo , , Sept. 6. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Unless rain falls In northwest Mis
souri within n very few days late corn will
bo Irreparably damaged. No moisture has
been precipitated hero for two weeks.
Much of the northwest Missouri corn In low
places was washed out last spring and con-
hequently got a late start. This Is the
critical period with It and farmers say that
every day of dry weather Is costing them
thousands of dollars. Yesterday was the
hottest day hero for six years , the me
cury reaching 103. It registered 100 today.
CHEYENNE FIREBUG CAUGHT
Member of n Volunteer Flro Company
IN Arrcwted and CoiifeNNOH to
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , Sept , 6. ( Special Tel
egram. ) Joseph W. O'Neill , a young man
of this city , secretary of the Durant Fire
company , was arrested thla evening by Chief
of Police R , A. Proctor charged with In
cendiarism. O'Neill confessed to setting fire
to the Conroy property on the night of Sep
tember 4 and to the Phillips house about a
month ago , Ho says he woo under the influ
ence of liquor when ha committed the crimes
and had no particular motive. Ho said ho
had been "doped" with whisky by a crowd
of young men In tbo city and it was whllo
In this condition that be set fire to the prop ,
crty named ,
n is uvuiuved by Chief Proctor that In
O'Neill and the authorities have the person
who hah caused a largo number ot the
numerous Incendiary fires which have oc
curred In this city during the past years.
During this time there have been over fifty
fires of suspicious origin. About a year
ago thcfao fires were of such frequency that
u special meeting of the clt > council was
held and a reward of $100 offered for the
ttpprebent > lon of thu guilty parties. The
police department tried bloodhounds In an
attempt to Capture the Incendiary , but
Last Sunday night the sheds and barn of
Charles Conroy were hot on flro nnd de
stroyed. Chief Proctor found a piece of
burned carpet near where the building had
been which had evidently been soaked in
oil and used to start the fire. Ho located
O'Nelir as the owner of tbo carpet and thla ,
with pome other circumstantial evidence ,
led to hla arrest nnd confession. O'Neill
hns been an active member of ono of the
city volunteer flro companies nnd attended
every fire. He has been employed ns a
painter 111 the Union Pacific shnpa here.
Ills parents live In Aberdeen , Wash.
SERIOUS CHARGES TO FACE
Sntierlntondrnt In I'lnndremi Inillnii
Sohonl on the
WASHINGTON. Sept. C. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Word comes troni South Dakota that
serious charges lin\o been filed ngalun
Superintendent Davis ot the Klandrcau
Indian school. It lt said that a special agent
of the Indian olllco hns Investigated the
school and has discovered that Davis haa
been guilty ot gross neglect nnd carelessness
In the matter of conducting the business of
thu school ; that he has appropriated fuel and
food to hl ! > own use and that ho caused
uniforms to be made from government cloth
for a ball club In which hoa \ Interested ,
several members of which nro outsiders. His
methods are said to be culpaUy lax nnd the
buildings nnd grounds arc dilapidated and
neglected. It Is further charged that drinkIng -
Ing , gambling , card playing nnd Sabbath
breaking prevail among the pupils and em
ployes nnd that Davis admitted hie short
comings to the agent. His Immediate re
moval la recommended. Th'j ' Indian ofllco
officials will only sny that 'lie report exists
and that there Is apparently "some smoke. "
Li I ixc lor .Uoni.ui. cu u.c minim mnuau
hns selected Examiner John Garber to con
duct examinations to be held ut Omaha from
November 14 to 22. Applicants to bo ex
amined nt Omaha will bo these designated
for appointment from Nebraska , the south
ern counties ot South Dakota , Colorado and
northern Kansas.Only tl'ose recommended
by senators nnd represcntatlvca In con
gress will bo examined. The census offi
cials have up to date examined 1,282 appli
cants for appointments , ot which 606 have
passed and been placed upon the eligible
roll nnd 676 have failed nna been rejected.
John A. Miner has been appointed car
rier in the postofllcc at Davenport , la.
George S. Rollett. carrier In the Davenport
office , has been removed.
An order was Issued today discontinuing
the pcstolfice at Mlkesvllle , Hnncuck county ,
la. Mall will bo sent to Knnawha.
M. M. Sargent was today appointed post
master at Walworth , .Custer county. Neb. ,
vice H. A. Sargent , resigned.
Senator Thurston left tonight for Detroit
to participate In the national encampment
of the Sons of Veterans. He goes from
there to Omaha.
DEFENDS THE OIL COMBINES
UiHtor Iloyle TullH the IiuIiiNtrlnl
CoiiiiiilHMloa that Stiiiulnril OH
Coiniuiiiy IN AH IllKht.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 6. The Industrial
commission resumed its sitting In this city
today. P. C. Boyle , editor of the Oil City
Derrick , said In reply to questions that he
owned the majority of the stock of the
paper , and that It was the organ of the oil
producers generally. He said that the
Standard Oil company had afforded no oc
casion for criticism , for the last ten years.
He had ccnno before the commission upon
"hia own Invitation and not in response to
the solicitation of the Standard Oil com
puny. Mr. Boyle read a prepared state
ment of great length. It was a general ro-
vlow of the history of oil production in the
United States. In reply to n question Mr.
Boyle said there was now no tax on the oil
"Would not such a tax bo a good source
of revenue ? " Mr. Livingston asked.
"It would bo a source of revenue , cer
tainly , " the witness replied , "but I am not
prepared to say that It would be a good
source either for the producer or the con
Coming to the year of 1872 Mr. Boyle en
tered upon the history of the South Im-
i provemeiit company , one of the flrst efforts
' to form a combination of the oil Interests
This organization was , he contended , the
result of a movement by the railroads and
not by the oil men.
"Tho Standard Oil company , " ho added ,
"has been much maligned In connection with
I this organization. "
The purpose of the oommlisslon was to get
a special differential rate , ho said , but
there was so much complaint by the oil in
terests that the purpose was not carried out.
Replying to Mr. Livingston Mr. Boyle
said ho did not know that any advantages
were now extended to the oil producers or
BRYANISM IS ON THE WANE
MlNHotirlaiiN Sii > - MeKliiley Will Carry
the State If the Mnenlu Man
DENVER , Colo. , Sept. C. ( Special Tel
egram. ) The city fathers from the mouth
of the Kaw arrived In Denver this morn-
Ing. It In a thorough stag affair , nnd the
lawmakers of the city of packing jilanta
tell many tales of what happened on tha
trip across the prairies. The democrats of
the party are greatly In the minority , num
bering only threo. The iri t of the party
Is composed of enthusiastic shoutcra for
McKlnley and the republican party. They
go BO far BH to nay that if Bryan la ru-
nomlnated , even Missouri will go repub
"Bryan and 1C to 1 nro absolutely dead
In our part of the land , " said William
Clough , who cares for the politics of the
upper house of the Kansas City council.
"Tho great prosperity of the country has
killed that cause and you positively hear
nothing about It where wo live , the people
are so busy talking prosperity. I know
thirty traveling men who a year ago were
Bryan men and doing all In their power to
npread his doctrine and every ono of them
tas coiiio over. They nro In touch wilt
ho country , travel through It and know
how the people feel on these cjucbtlaiib and
they are convinced that while the couiitrj
Is prosperous it is better to keep It tha'l
"They don't want changes ami In fart
'Ight agalnbt them. The predictions of
liryan regarding a continuation of business
lepresslon have not proven true. Tin.
Country Is In a better condition than It has
over been before. "
MILLION LOST BY BLOCKADE
< > f HaiiKhton and Prllx IIx-
peiiKlve to Iron and l.nlie hhln-
CHICAGO. Sept. C. Iron and lake bhlp-
plng men estimate the let * ) caused by the
blockade of Lake Superior navigation
through the sinking of the vessels Houghton -
ton and Fritz In the Si. Mary's river will
amount to over $1,000,000.
The blockade comes In the hclglith of the
Iron ore traffic business and It will prob
ably be fceveral dajs before the vessels can
The Immediate effect of the blockade was
a reduction In the grain rate from Chicago
from 3Vj to 3 cents , much tonnage beini ;
thrown ou the Chicago market that would
otherwise have gone to Lake Superior.
RAISER HOLDS KEY
Emperor of Gonmny Alona Oan Unlock tha
Prison Doors that Shut Droyfus In ,
PRISONER'S ' FATE RESTS WITH WILLIAM
If Colonel Schwattzkoppon is Allowed to
Give Testimony Dreyfiu is Saved ,
'F ' OTHERWISE , CONVICTION IS CERTAIN
Utrmany's ' Kulor is Arbiter of Nations in
Fact ns Well as in NUIIVJ ,
KING HUMBERT WILL FOLLOW HIS LEAD
Uveltlnir SeemIn Court When SI
l.uhorl PrntontnKiiliml Certain
Uvldvtioo anil INot Allow oil
RENNES. Sept. C. The salvation of Cap-
lain Dreyfus hangs on a word from Em
peror William This Is the general opin
ion hero tonight. If the knlser consents to
allow Colonel Schwartzkoppen , the German
military attache In Paris In 1SU4 , to testify
before the oourt-mnrtlal or send n deposi
tion , or what Is considered more probable ,
tn allow his deposition to bo accompanied by
the actual documents mentioned In the
bordereau , then Dreyfus Is saved.
If the emperor , however , decided that It
Is not In the Interests of Germany for
Colonel Schwartzkoppen to Intervene then
Dreyfus' case Is hopeless and his condemna
Tonight the eyes of France are looking
across the frontier to Stuttgart , where the
kaiser Is staying. He is In the poslMon ft
the spectators In a gladiatorial combat In
the coliseum in ancient Rome , with Drey
fus lying at the foot of his antagonist tiud
watching whether the ompcror points his
thumb up or down. At n late hour this
evening ho had not given a sign either way
nnd Frenchmen are waiting with breathless
Interest the first Indication ot his will.
Arbiter of I'eaee.
To all Intents nnd purposes Emperor Wil
liam stands today the arbiter of the In
ternal peace of France , for every one antici
pates that King Humbert will follow hla
lead. This Is probably the explanation of
the delay. Emperor William has gone to
Wurtumburg from Alsace-Lorraine and King
Humbert Is at Turin. Communication be
tween the two monarchs Is theiefore some
what complicated and , as they will un- '
doubtcdly agree upon Identical measuies In
replying to M. Laborl's appeal , it is possible
that several days will elapse before their
decision Is known. The opinion generally
hold here is that Emperor Wtrrram and
King Humbert will allow Colonel Schwart-
koppen nnd Colonel PanlzzardI to be ex
amined by a rogatory commission and thilr
depositions to bo Kent to Rennes with sup
plementary evidence from the originals of
The antl-Droyfusards are extremely ox *
asperated at what they characterize as M ,
Laborl's "trick " Ho had long been seeking
an excuse to Invoke the Intervention of the
German and Italian sovereigns and eelzod
the appearance of Cernuschl aa his oppor
tunity , declaring that the admission of tha
evidence of this foreigner justified his appli
cation regarding Schwartzkoppen nnd Pan-
M. Laborl Insisted that the appearance ol
Cernuschi on the witness Bland was quite
without precedent , but the antl-Drcyfusarda
point out , and with a certain amount of
reason , that the counsel for the defense were
really the first to Introduce foreign tesil-
mony , ns thy summoned the English Jour
nalist , Rowland Strong , on the question of
Esterhazy'a confession to having written the
bordereau. Anyway , it can bo safely assorted
that the admission of Cernuschl ns a witness
for the prosecution came aw a veritable God
send to the defense , giving them almost at
the last moment a moro or less legitimate
baals for M. Laborl'a application to summon
tbo German and Italian military attached.
llotv the Anils I'Vol.
The antl-Droyfusards assert that the mem
bers of the court-martial will Ignore the
affirmations of these foreigners , but In loss
prejudiced circles it In bolloved the court
cannot disregard the solemn declarations of
the two attaches without giving rise to a
still greater situation in an International
sense than now prevails.
Touiay'H puwlc piocttxllngB were marked by
three Important episodes. The flrst wan Gen
eral JJurllmlen's admission that the erasure
and restriction of Estorhazy's nnmo In the
petit bleu could not have been perpetrated
by Co onel Plcquart and consequently must bo
attributed to some one inside tlio general
The second was the declaration by M.
Paleloguo that the secret dossier contained a
document which showed that Colonel
Schwartzkoppen admitted tils relations with
Esterhazy and that Schwart/koppen , Iti the
opinion of Palologue , sent to Estorhazy the
Identical petit blue for which Colonel Plc
quart was detained ten months on a charge
Mont Important KplNoiIe.
The third was general Billet's Insinuation
that Kstcrhazy and Captain Dreyfus were ac
complices , whliti led to un Impassioned pro
test on the port of the accused and to a
thrilling ticeno between M , Laborl and
Colonel Jouaust , resulting In the advocate's
excited denunciation of Colonel Jotmust'N
treatment of him , a denunciation tnntuinout
to n an-nontlnn f > ' nnrn pnHlnlltv
General Xtirllmlon'o admission that Colonel
Plcquart could not have perpetrated the
erasure In the petit bleu was a startling In
cident , because although ho declared that
the matter formed only a smull point In the
piosecutlon of Plcquart , nnd that bo far ns
ho was .concerned tha proceedings were only
Instituted In order not to allow a French
officer to lie beneath the blow of the charg
brought against him by Major Lauth , yt
tbo fact that Colonel Plcquart languished
ten months In prison under these unproven
accusations cannot ho regarded otherwi&o
than ns a blot upon the reputation of Gen
eral Zurlindcn and still moro of the general
staff. That the statement of M. I'alologue
that Colonel Schwartzkoppen had admitted
that It was Almost certain that the petit bleu
was sent by him or caused to bo sent by
him to Kuterhazy , caused a sonaitlon s\a \
being the first official testimony to the
tieuBoii of Esterhazy. And It waa certainly
a Btroni ; point in favor of Dreyfus , the
Importance of which was Immediately < vun
by the prosecution and shown by General
Billot's broad Insinuations nf complicity be
tween Dreyfus and Ksterhuzy ,
The great event of the sitting was the
buttlo royal between M. Luborl and Colonel
Jouaust over certain qucstlonn which tbo
advorate wished to put to General Billet.
M Laborl lost control of himself under the
Influence of his deep feeling of Indignation
and hla belief that Colonel Jouaust was de
liberately gagging him In the Interest of thu
military clique. Ills voice , which at flmt
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