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LONDON. July It (New York World Ca
blegram Bpeclal Telegram.) Artnur j.
Balfour stated tonight that ha intends to
be prima minister not merely In name,
but In fact, and that he Intends to have
bis own men and hla own poller. The easy
going system carried out br Ball
feury to to tx abolished, and Balfour's U
to be the real, working ministry. This
neroib talk hae not caused much lmpres
lon because It U counting without Cham
berlain, who, It la believed, will either
rule or ruin the ministry.
Chancellor of tha Exchequer Beach
reelgnaUon is due to hla anticipating
trouble before long between Balfour and
Chamberlain, with the probability that Bal
four will go to the House of Lords, leaving
blm under Chamberlain's leadership In the
Commons, a position which would be In
tolerable to him. Austin Chamberlain's
name la mentioned aa the principal alter
native of hla father's for the chancellor
ahlp of the exchequer, as tha colonial sec
retary always drives a hard bargain for his
friends In these crisis. It la Balfour's ob
ject to postpone tha reconstruction of the
cabinet until the reassembling of Parlla
tnent In October.
Formally Oreo Balfour,
LONDON. July 14. A. J. Balfour was
today formally greeted as Great Britain's
premier and the new regime began Its work.
The momentous change was marked by only
one really dramatlo Incident, namely, the
resignation of Blr Michael Hicks-Beach
from his post of chancellor of the ex
vh.ouer. Yet thla lack of ontward show
and publlo prelude to a new chapter In
wnelish hlatory Is by no means representa
tive of the disturbance which the sudden
transition created among tha tinder cur
rnta of nolltlcal life.
It Is safe to say 81r Mlohael Hicks-Beach
was tha first of several whose names have
figured largely before tha publlo in the
.last halt century and who now win an-
appear from the political arena. Nothing
absolutely definite Is yet settled, but the
unlontot party expects shortly to hear of
tho. fMim.tlniif (vf r.rl - Hslnbury. lord
- i ih. Aiiriiv nf tAttc&aterV and
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Pari Cadogan, lord lieutenant or ireiana.
For Blr Michael Hicks-Beach's place
' Earl Hanbury, now president of tha Board
of Agriculture, is the favorite. In the
pending reconstruction, which may not be
; completed for soma time to come, ir. ui
four, much to the delight of tha unionists.
twill remain the leader of the House of
', Commons and first lord of the treasury,
with Mr. Chamberlain still In command of
Ahe colonies, as his first lieutenant. If
Earl Halsbury, on account of his great
age, fulfills predictions by retiring, Baron
Alveratona will succeed to the Woolsack,
Blr Richard Henn Collins becoming lord
chief Justice, Blr R. B. Finlay succeeding
him as master of the rolls. Sir E. H. Car
son, now solicitor general, becoming at
torney general and probably Charles Al
,fred Cripps attorney general to the prince
of Wales, auucoeedlng to the solicitor gen
On one point the members of the House
of Commons, who throughout tha day an!
taatedly discussed tba new state of affairs
eeeemed practically unanimous and that
as that Austin Chamberlain, financial sec
retnry to the-treasury, would be promoted
fe majority mentioning him as likely to
Mcceed Mr. Hanbury should tha latter take
the chancellorship of the exchequer. Friends
of Mr. Balfour also said he was certain to
require the advice In his cabinet councils
of bis great friend, George Wyndham, now
chief secretary tor Ireland.
Mnch Other Goaalp.
There is no little gossip concerning some
fchange in position of Lord George Hamil
ton, secretary of state for India, one well
known member of the house of commons
aaylng ha had heard that Lord George Ham
ilton was among those who would throw up
their portfolios. Lord Hamilton's brother-
in-law, tha marquis of Lanadown, is re
garded aa certain to remain In the foreign
office, where he Is carrying out lines laid
down by Lord Salisbury.
There Is apparently no serious apprehen
sion of a general election, though In some
quarters It Is thought tba desire attributed
to the king to have a new parliament after
bis coronation might causa an appeal to the
country, though the new premier Is not be
lieved to see any necessity therefor.
Mr. Balfour's first appearance in the
House of Commons as premier was charac
teristic of the man and of the assembly.
From the party meeting at the foreign
office tha members trooped over enbloc and
shortly after 1 o'clock the bouse was
packed. Both front benches were filled
with ministers and former ministers, ex
cept fcr a vacant place opposite the mace,
where Mr. Balfour was such a familiar
figure. Peers came Into the strangers'
gallery and leaned expectantly upon the
rails. Amid a nervous, ceaseless chatter
of queatlons, which were rattled through,
Blr Michael Hicks-Beach sat gloomy
among the colleagues he waa ao aoon to
leave. Suddenly the clatter ceased and
there atole from behind the speaker's
chair tha long, thin figure of the prime
minister. From all sides of the house
there arose a chorus of "Hear, hear!" The
members rose and kept up the applauso
until Mr. Balfour, who sidled along the
treasury bench, nearly falling over Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach's feet, reached his
seat and burled bis head In a voluminous
question paper. Ha waa blushing like a
Blr Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the
liberal leader, stopped further business by
making such a feeling personal reference
to Mr. Balfour aa Is seldom heard In legis
lative bodies and which was delivered with
an emotion that quite unnerved the pre
ttier. When Mr. Balfour rose to reply the
ovation was renewed, but his voice fal
tered and he waa only Just able, hesltat-
Continued on Second rags.)
Forme Managing Director of Grain
scrying; Company Gives EvU
deneo oa Bis; Failure
BERLIN, July 14. Adolf Schmidt, for
mer managing director of the Treber
Trocknung (grain drying) company, whose
collapse brought about the failure of the
Lelpslger bank about a year ago for 200,
000,000 marks (150,000,000) dominated the
court at Letpslg today, which Is trying
tha bank's directors. Schmidt, who was
searchlngly examined for hours, dealt with
ths Intricate accounts of the Treber-Trock-nung
company with an air of openness,
truthfulness and almost injured Innocence.
His nimble mlpd had an answer ready for
every questlc . - Though a prisoner, he
was as much 'i,t ' ase as anyone In the
courtroom. He ''if ' various Irregu
larities, like back3L . 'es in books,
but affirmed that all of ' , -i simply
devices to sava tha com p.. '--the
effects of newspaper attacks an d
that tha unusual measures were pe. ;tly
legitimate. In the end Schmidt admitted
with a smile that for a time the Lelpslger
bank had unfortunately been the com
pany's only source of revenue and said
his confidence In the final success of his
alcohol-distilling invention was based dur
ing tha critical period before the collapse
on an agreement with his American com
petitors, going into effect on New Years
day, 1902, under which he was to have
control of tha international market.
Schmidt, who la 43 years of age, has for
five years been a noted figure In central
German business. His vast operations had
behind them, as it appeared from the evi
dence submitted In court today, his per
sonal fortune of 4,000,000 marks and the
fortunes of ths other directors of tho
company aggregating 28,000,000 marks.
Special Ambulances Havo Been Ar
ranged and Men Who Are to Do
Work Aro Belnsr Drilled.
LONDON, July 14. Following Is tha but
letin on King Edward's condition posted at
10 o'clock this morning at Buckingham
Tha klnr continues to trorresa satisfac
torily. His general condition Is excellent
ana tne wound is neaung weu.
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Specially constructed ambulances la which
King Edward Is to be removed from Buck
ingham palace to tha railway station was
taken to the palace this afternoon. Six
blue-Jackets who have been selected to
remove tho king, went through a rehearsal
by removing the couch on which the king
has at times been resting to the ambu
lance, under tha direction of the nurses.
His majesty, when ho is taken from the
palace tomorrow, will be accompanied by
Queen Alexandra. Prince and Princess
Charles of Denmark, Sir Francis Knollys,
tha king's private secretary, and tbe at
tending physician. It Is understood that no
bulletin regarding the king's condition will
be Issued until his majesty shall be safely
on tha Victoria and Albert tomorrow even
Mi".!-. r ..; .
Aperture Punched In Bottom of Bat-
tleshlp In Accident at Carls,
t tan I a, Norway.
CHRISTIANIA, Norway, July 14. The
battleship Illinois, flagship of Rear Ad
mlral Arent S. Crownlnsbleld, and the
United States cruisers Chicago and Albany
have arrived here.
While Illinois was standing into the bar
bor, leading the squadron, its steering gear
failed and its helm Jammed hard to star
board with the ship beaded straight for
the shore. Both anchors were let go and
its engines were backed promptly, but th
port anchor chain parted. The ship struck
an obstruction and a hole was punched in
Its bottom.
Two small compartments filled with
water. The crew were piped to collision
quarters and the water-tight doors were
closed. The rest of the squadron stood
Into the Inner harbor. Illinois was
eventually backed off and anchored safely.
Rear Admiral Crownlnshleld will prob
ably ahtft his flag to Chicago and the re
mainder of the proposed Baltic cruise may
be abandoned.
Englishman Making Arrangements
to Challenge Again for
American Cnp.
LONDON, July 14. Sir Thomas Upton's
arrangement to challenge again for the
American cup will be practically complete
in a couple of months. The plans for a
working model of the challenger are fin
ished and In a safe at the Falrlle yard.
Draughtsmen are now preparing the work
ing drawings and the officers of Sham
rock III. are already engaged. There has
been strong pressure on Blr Thomas, re
cently, on the part of Influential sharehold
ers of his company, to Induce him to aban
don the idea of challenging In 1903, and
devote himself to improving the affairs of
Llpton, limited, but, thus far, be has shown
no Indication of abandoning his personal
desire to contest for the America's cup In
Veneaaelaa Rebellion Shows Bat
Little Slams of Abating- and An
other Town la In Danger.
WILLEMSTAD, Island of Curacao, Sun
day, July 13. Advlcea received here today
from Venesuela say that 800 revolutionists,
under General Penaloia, are approaching
Puerto Cabello (a city of the state of
Caracabobo, Venezuela) and that 400 men
from the local bands are now concentrated
near El Palito. The Venezuelan govern
ment has fortified and entrenched Puerto
Cabello. An attack on that place by the
revolutionists Is expected shortly. If this
occurs the city will be shelled.
The German cruiser Falke and the Dutch
cruiser Kenlngln Regentes have left La
Guayara for Puerto Cabello.
German Laborer Picks l'p Package
Belonging to an American Con
taining fT.BOU.
BERLIN, July 14. A laborer walking on
the beach at Ekernfoerde, Prussia, on an
Inlet of the Baltic, recently picked up a
pocketbook cnntululng 30,000 marks ($7,500)
In notes, which an American had dropped
In the water from a yacht during tbe re
gattas. The finder learned that the Amer
ican was still stopping at Kiel, returned
the money and was rewarded.
MeohanU of Ohioago Hake Complaint
Ab'it Strike of Freight Handler.
Wholesalers Assert tbe Trouble Is
Affectlag Them More Than Either
tho Strikers or the Rail
road Company,
CHICAGO, July 14. While the wholesale
business of this city is almost completely
paralyzed and while Its business men are
tandlng a loss of 11,000,000 a day the etrlk-
ng freight handlers and the railroads are
n a deadlock and announce their determina
tion to fight to the finish over the question
of one-half a cent per hour, per man, or a
total of $500 for every twenty-four hours,
this being divided on one side between
24 railroads and on the other between 10,
000 men. Tbe situation tonight Is more
serious than at any time since the com
mencement of the trouble and at no time
since the walkout have the points at issue
been so obstinately maintained. Three times
today the freight handlers sent committees
to meet the general managers and three
times they came back without results. The
first call was made without giving warning
to the managers, and when the committee
arrived they were unable to find many of
them, for the reason that tba managers
were having a meeting of their own and
were not at their offices. The second call
produced more effect, as several of the
committees saw the managers, but nothing
definite resulted. The last committees were
sent out by President Curran of the freight
handlers at the demand of the teamsters,
who wanted something attempted toward a
settlement. This time the committees were
started so late In the afternoon that It was
a foregone conclusion that they would not
find many of tbe general managers at their
offices. All the committees reported as be
fore that they had failed of any result.
The committee that went to the Milwaukee
A St. Paul road came back bearing tbe In
formation that they had been refused ad
mission and were informed that their form
er employers did not care to receive them,
that they had all the men necessary in
their business, and that hereafter no depu
tations would be received from employes
who had gone on a strike. The officials of
the road declared later that they would
maintain this position.
Fight to a Finish.
This bad been reported at headquarters
of the strikers. President Curran an
nounced that the fight was on to a finish
and that hereafter when the railroads had
any overtures to make or wished to do
any business with their employes they
would be compelled to transact such busi
ness through the officers of the Freight
Handlers' union. Both sides now declare
that they have reached the limit and that
absolutely nothing will be conceded. The
men demand 17 H cents and the managers
say they will not under any circumstances
pay more than 17 centa. The business men
of the city, particularly those who deal in
perlBhable goods, are growing restive and
declare they can endure the situation but
a short time longer. It Is costing them
mora .than either the strikers e the rail
roads, and they say that if the strike shall
not be settled within a week many of them
will be badly crippled. To bring about an
end to the blockade which Is maintained by
the strikers and their friends, the team
sters, the commission men of South Water
street met this afternoon to take matters
into their own hands. It waa out of the
question for the employers to look to the
teamsters to drive to the depots, and they
therefore decided to drive their own
wagons to the depots tomorrow and re
move from them all the goods that had
been consigned to them, much of which Is
being rapidly ruined.
A message was sent to Mayor Harrison
asking if police protection would be given
them, and the word was received that am
ple protection would be afforded. Just
this time, however, word waa received that
President Young of the Teamsters' National
union had arrived In the city and that a
meeting of the executive officers of that
body would be held tonight to consider the
advisability of ordering the men now on
strike to return or of calling out every
teamster In the city who Is affiliated with
the union. The merchanta decided to
await the result of this meeting, and they
decided If the teamatera did not come back
they would go for their own goods.
Mass Meeting Today.
A mass meeting of commission men will
be held st 9 a. m. tomorrow to take action.
It Is not likely that the teamsters will
return to work, even if ordered by their
officers. During the day the officers of
the Erie road sent a communication to
Chief of Police O'Nell, saying they had
been Informed that merchants In the city
were preparing to deliver freight tomorrow
to the freight houses of the Erie road and
demanding that the police furnish thera
protection while It was berng done.
The letter waa referred to uorporation
Counsel Walker, who declared that Jt was
the duty of the police to furnish such pro
tection and the Erie peopl were Informed
that protection would be given them. The
police say that It Is Impossible lor them
to place a man on every wagon mat is
seeking the freight depots, and say they
will not attempt this. They declare they
will keep the way to the freight houses
open and suppress all disorder around
the depots. The danger to the men who
deliver freight la not so much at the depot
as It will be from the men who will fol
low them when they leave the depot, and
attack them when they are not In the vl
clnlty of the police. There were but few
such cases today, as nobody attempted to
deliver any freight. One driver took two
small packages to the depot of the Penn
sylvania road and at last accounts he was
still besieged there.
Rlotlag la Evening.
The strike reached the rioting stage this
evening and it was only after the police
had charged on tbe crowd repeatedly and
arrested eleven men that a semblance of
order waa restored. Eight policemen who
were sent with two teams from tbe West
ern Electric company to the Bt. Paul freight
house at Carroll avenue and Union avenue
were unable to extricate ths drivers from
the pocket into which they were forced by
angry teamsters. A riot call sent to the
stations was responded to by several wagon
loads of patrolmen and after a fierce con
flict with the obstructing crowd the wagons
were rescued and the drivers, bruised by
missiles, were enabled to reach a place of
Submits Hew Proposition.
CHICAGO. July 15. At I o'clock thla
morning a conference between the national
executive board of the Teamsters' union,
ths Team Owners' association, the Freight
Handlers' union, ths Chicago Federation
of Labor and the truck teamster's commlt-
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rnaaengrrs on Denver A Rio Grande
Victims of Bandits Near Mara
shall Pass.
SALIDA, Colo., July 14. A report was re
ceived here shortly before noon today to tbe
effect that the Denver ft Rio Grande narrow
guage passenger train, which left here early
last night, was held up and robbed by sev
eral men near Sargents' west of Marshall
The robbery occurred at 8:50 o'clock to
day at Chester, Colo., 2D0 miles west of
Denver. The engineer was compelled at
tbe point of a revolver to stop the train, by
masked men who haft, climbed over the
tender. Two safes in the express car were
blown open, but It is asserted by officers
of the Rio Grande Express '.company that
the robbers failed to secure any plunder
from the safes.
The passengers were compelled to alight
from tbe cars and line up alongside the
tracks In the canyon and they were re
lieved of all their money and valuables.
Many of the passengers threw away their
money, watches and Jewelry among the
rocks before the robbers searched them.
There were many tourists among the pas
sengers, and while It Is not known how
much the robbers secured. It la presumed
that tbe losses were heavy.
The train was tbe westbound narrow
gauge passenger which left Denver last
night. The cars, as usual at this season,
were all filled. There were four robbers.
The scene of the robbery Is In a wild,
mountainous country, at the foot of Mar
shall pass, on the west slope.
The bandits mounted horses and disap
peared In the ravines that lead Into Marshall
Pass. The sheriff at Sallda and sheriffs of
adjoining counties and a dozen posses are In
DENVER, Colo., July 14. General mana
ger Herbert of the Denver ft Rio Grande, re
ceived tbe following report of the train
Train No. 815 was held up by four masked
men at a point known aa Mill Switch, two
miles east of Chester, at 8:60 a. m. 'today.
The robbers blew open two safes In the
bairgage car and demolished the sides and
roof of the car. The express company ad
vises that no money was lost, the mall
car was not molested. All the passengers
were ordered to go to the rear of the
train and get out onto the ground. After
using three charges of dynamite the rob
bers succeeded In opening the safes and
took the contents.
They then went back to the passengers
and relieved them of their money and
Jewelry. Many of the passenger .hrew
their money, Jewelry and transportation
Into the grass and rocks. An engine and
coach will- be returned to the scene with
the passengers In order, that they may re
cover their property.
One of the robbers addressed remarks
to Engineer Ruland. who did not under
stand what was said and before Ruland
could ask him to repeat his remarks the
robber struck him a blow with a Win
chester rifle, breaking the stock of the
gun. Ruland will be able to handle his
engine through to the terminal, but his
head Is badly swollen.
No passengers nor trainmen were hurt
The conductor has been Instructed to se
cure the names, addresses and losses of
the passengors, and Bpeclal Agent Brown
nas neen instructed to go to tne scene.
Sheriffs In the county In which the rob.
bery occurred and In surrounding counties
nave Deen notinea.
The train is the most Important train
operated on the narrow gauge line, carrying
passengers for Gunnison, Leka City, Ouray,
Tellurlde and other mound .I j- towns in the
eastern slope.
Conference Is Supposed tp Relate to
Pan-base of the Panama
OYSTER BAY, N. Y.. July 14. Senator
Spooner of Wisconsin arrived at Sagamore
hill about 10:30 o'clock last night and after
a conference with the president and Secre
tary Root left for New York about mid
Mr. Spooner successfully eluded newspaper
men. not one of whom saw him. His con
versation with the president related In part
to the purchase of tbe Panama Canal com
pany's property. The senator has been in
vlted by the Department of Justice to ac
company Atrney General Knox to Paris to
assist in the Investigation Into the title of
the Panama Canal company's property.
Whether he will go or not has not been
decided, so far as can be learned here
President Roosevelt, Secretary Root and the
president's physician. Dr. Lambert, devoted
themselves a greater part of the time today
to recreation.
The President has Invited General Leon
ard Wood to visit him at Sagamore hill
early In August. General Wood is one of
the president's closest friends and he en
tertains a high regard for his executive
ability on that account. General Wood Is
mentioned as a probable member of the
Isthmian canal commission. It Is said to
night to be not unlikely that he will be
appointed to the head of the commission
Outlaw Again Furnishes Some
eltement for Deputies on
His Trail.
SEATTLE, Wash., July 14. Outlaw
Tracy exchanged shots with deputies nea
Palmer last night, according to the follow
lng message from Enumclaw, received at
11 o'clock today:
Word has been received here that Tracy
fought a battle with two deputies at trie
Palmer school nouse last night. No par
ticulars or names are known. Almost any.
thing may be expected now. Tracy worked
a neat game on the o nicer s in order to ge
to Palmer. He was within a mile of tha
place yesterday morning, when he learned
the officers were there. He then worked
back toward Enumclaw. and showed him
self on the road to Iiuckley. He was In the
woods, and while officers were statlonln
guards he ran a mile and boarded a freight
train on a grade and proceeded to Palmer,
where he Is no doubt making for the Stam
pede pass.
This morning a posse with dogs made a
dash from Kanasaka to Buckley on a false
Friends of the Major Gather In His
Home Town and In Pretty Cere
mony Make Presentation.
NORFOLK. Va.. July 14 The presenta
tion of a sword to Major Lyttlnton W. T.
. Waller of the marine corps by the cltlxens
0f Norfolk, his native home. In the Academy
of Music tonight, waa marked In Its sim
plicity. Mayor Rlddick introduced Hon. Al
fred P. Thomas, who made the presentation
speech, and Major Waller replied feelingly.
Several hundred people were in tbe audi
ence, while on the stage were Admiral Cot
ton, Mr. Thomas, Paymasters Gait, Phil
lips and Woods, Lleutenanta Stickney and
Snyder of the navy, Captain Kelllng and
Lieutenants Kevllle and Toms of tbe Nor
folk light artillery blues, Colonel A. M.
Hlgglns of the Seventy-first Virginia regi
ment and Captains Porter and Harding of
ths Marine corps, who were with the drtall
which traversed Samar under Waller's command.
Distribution of Funds for Irrigation to Be
Hade on a Just Basis.
Secretary Shaw Will Take I'P Ques
tion of Pnblle Balldlng Sites la
Iowa on His Retarn from
Ills Vacation.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, July 14. (Special Tele
gram.) Secretary Hitchcock said that there
was to be no politics In the distribution of
the fund available for the irrigation and
reclamation of arid land In the semi-arid
states as contemplated in tbe Irrigation
bill which passed congress shortly before
Its adjournment. "According to figures
which I have prepared," said the secretary,
there are nearly 35,000.000 available, but
it Is not the purpose of the interior de
partment to proceed to divide this money
mongst the sixteen arid and semi-arid
states and territories until we know Just
exactly where the division will do the most
good. We have set apart 1165,000 out of the
total which I have found available for the
purpose of preliminary surveys and It will
be the business of the Interior depart
ment to ascertain where the provisions of
the bill contemplating the irrigation of the
arid and semi-arid west are most likely to
be worked out. There haa bees widespread
reports in circulation that Superintendent
Newell of the hydrography division of the
geological survey has stated that It would
take 200 years to Irrigate the number of
cres of land which the champion of the
Irrigation bill stated could be irrigated in
the west should the bill become a law. I
do not believe that Mr. Newell ever made
such a statement," said the secretary, "and
am confident that with the wisest admin
istration of the office we might do won
ders for the west. The states most in need
of money for Irrigation will get the largest
proportion of the sum available. Every
state will have its proportion according to
Its needs. It may be found that some of
the states Included in tha arid and semi-
arid belt will be found Impossible of tr
rlgatlon along the lines of the bill. In which
event the states suspectlble of irrigation
along nature's lines will be helped accord
"I look upon tbe Irrigation problem as
one of the greatest the Interior department
has had to deal with In a generation and
we shall proceed slowly and carefully that
the benefits of the bill may be felt alike
amongst the states which directly are to
receive the most benefit from the bill as It
passed congress."
Kebraaka Gets a Fair Show.
Asked If Nebraska would get its due pro.
portion of the fund available for lrriga
tlon, Secretary Hitchcock stated that he
saw no reason why Nebraska should not
share relatively as well as the rest of the
states. He said of course physical condi
tions might operate against the state and
that it might be found as a result of sur
veys which are to be made that It did not
have such natural advantages for storing
of water as other states, but he said Ne
braska could rest assured of having aa fair
treatment .as any. of the .other . states, and.
territories included in -tha arid and seml-
arld belt.
The selection of sites for new publlo
buildings In Iowa will in all probability be
left with the secretary of the treasury in
conformity with precedence. Acting Super
vising Architect Kemper stated today that
Secretary Shaw, being an Iowa man, would
undoubtedly send some one of the treasury
force to that state for the purpose of look
ing over several bids offered for sites at
Waterloo, Muscatine, Marshalltown, Iowa
City and Boone, which were opened last
Friday and which are still unscheduled In
the supervising architect's office.
"Just as soon as the secretary returns
from his trip to New Hampshire, where he
went to locate his family," said Judge
Kemper, "he will be given a list of bids
for sites In various cities named and called
upon to determine the fitness of several lo
cations offered for public buildings. Usu
ally," continued Mr. Kemper, "it is the cus
torn of the supervising architect's office to
Inspect sites, but In this case the secretary
of right, will be asked to pass upon the
sites offered. Marshalltown is In the mar
ket with nineteen bids ranging from $4,000
to $15,000, all of them being within the
required space, 140x160 feet. Tbe sundry
civil appropriation bill carries direct ap
proprlatlon of $20,000 for purchase of
site and the commencement of the build
lng, $S5,000 having been appropriated In the
omnibus publlo building bill for both site
and building complete. It Is expected that
Secretary Shaw will take up the subject of
Iowa public building sites immediately upon
his return.
Tbe postmaster-general has allowed the
postmasters at Grlnnell, la., and Cheyenne,
Wyo., one additional letter carrier, to take
effect September 1.
The postofflce at Palsvllle, Wright county,
la., has been ordered discontinued.
Edward E. Fleming, Mason City, la., has
been appointed a railway mall clerk.
Administration Remains Firm In Its
Poller- Concerning Friars
In Philippines.
WASHINGTON, July 14. It was learned
here today that the reply of Secretary
Root to the dispatch of Governor Taft has
already been cabled to Rome.
It Is In the nature of Instructions as to
what rejoinder shall be made to the Vati
can In answer to Its first general reply to
General Taft. These Instructions to Gov
ernor Taft were prepared before Secre
tary Root left Washington, but were
deemed of such importance that submis
sion to the president was thought desira
ble. The position of the United States Is un
changed and the instructions of Secretary
Root Issued before Governor Taft went to
Rome are adhered to In every essential.
Tbe Important point of those instructions
were that the friars should be withdrawn
and upon this question the administration
remains firm.
The rejoinder Is a diplomatic document
and couched in such language that there
will be a continuance of tha negotiations
Closes His Active Military Career,
Having Reached Statutory
Retiring Age.
WASHINGTON, July 14. Major General
Lloyd Wheaton closed his active military
career today, having reached tbe statutory
retiring age of 64 years. He Is at home
in thla country, where he recently arrived
from tbe Philippines. The vacancy caused
by his retirement has already been an
tlclpated by the appointment of Brigadier
General John C. Batea, now commanding
tho Department of ths Missouri at Omaha.
Forecast for Nebraska Fair and Warmer
lucsday and Wednesday.
Temperatare at Omaha Yesterdays
Hoar. Deg. llnnr. Iea.
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Managers of National Association A r-
ranglng to Kqnlp and Send
Out Special Train.
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 14 It Is proposed
by the National Good Roads managers to
equip and send over the entire Great
Northern system a special good roads
train. The first formal conference to that
end was held today with Vice Presidents
L. W. Hill and J. W. Blabon of that rail
way. Martin Dodge, In charge of the divi
sion of the American train department for
good roads, was In the city last week
making preliminary arrangements, and R.
W. Richardson, secretary of the National
Good Roads association and special gov
ernment commissioner, and J. W. Abbott,
road commissioner for the mountain states,
are still In the city and were with the
party that saw the railroad officials today.
Secretary Wilson of the Agricultural de
partment, Is very much Interested and has
secured the active co-operation of Senator
M. A. Hanna, and It Is probable that both
those gentlemen will be In this city In
September for tht good roads convention
at the time of the Minnesota state fair.
Final decision has not yet been announced
by the Great Northern officials, but It Is
considered reasonably sure that the pro
posed special good roads train will be sent
out over the entire system.
Assertion Made that Minneapolis
Police Saperlntendent Is Leav
ing tbe I'nlred States.
MINNEAPOLIS, July 14. Police Superin
tendent Fred W. Ames, Indicted a week ago
In connection with the current municipal
corruption expose la reported to be on his
way to Europe. The Police Captain Hill
Is acting In his place. Mayor Ames left the
city tonight for a vacation at West Baden
Ind., his bribery trial having been postponed
until next Monday.
John Fitchett, formerly the mayor's con
fidential police captain Is authority for the
assertion that the superintendent Is on i
transatlantic liner and that he has no In
tentlon of returning to Minneapolis for some
time. Several bills charging the police chief
with the acceptance of bribes were returned
last Monday evening, but he has not ap
peared for arraignment.
Returning Passengers from Cape
Nome Reports Both Vessels
Get There Disabled.
VICTORIA; B..C, rty 14-Mesers,Maseii
terson and Gillespie, two passengers from
Nome, landed here today by the collier
Melville Bauer, on Us way to Ladysmlth,
reports the safe arrival at Nome of both
Portland and Jeanle. The steamers, they
say, arrived at the same time, Portland
towing Jeanle, which was disabled, part of
the way. No hardships were suffered by
passengers and crew, the two steamers
Lelng within hailing distance of each other.
Portland getting free first, assisted Jeanle
to get out. Masterson and Gillespie have
been prospecting in Siberia. They say the
country Is rich enough, but there Is no use
of men going there unless they can get
concessions from the Russian government.
Kills Wife, Arrays Her for Burial
and Then Attacks Sons
with an Ax.
CINCINNATI, July 14. Near Mason, O.,
twenty miles from this city, James Canover,
a farmer, today killed his wife and seri
ously Injured his son Charles. After beat
ing his wife to death with an ax, he care
fully shrouded her mangled body for burial.
Afterward he met his son at the gate and
told him what he had done with his mother.
Then plunging forth with his ax, the crazed
father told Charles that he was to be killed
next. The blow brought Charles down ana
the father escaped. The son's condition
is serious. Concver was recently released
from the Dayton asylum.
Begins Serving Twenty-Five Year
Sentence for Murder of Mrs.
Olln Castle.
LEAVENWORTH, Kas., July 14. Miss
Jessie Morrison arrived at the stats pen
tenttary at Lansing at 11 o'clock this morn
ing to begin her twenty-five-year sentence
for the murder of Mrs. Olln Castle, at El
dorado. She had started tor Lansing at
midnight last night after being taken to
her home, where she bid farewell to her
parents and brother. At the penitentiary
she waa very much downcast. She was
taken immediately to the women's depart
ment. It is not known what work will be
assigned her.
Galveston Maa Files Petition
Bankruptcy and Leaves Debts
in Many Places.
GALVESTON, Tex.. July 14. Frank A.
Umstead, formerly of Cuyahoga Falls, O.,
and connected with the Halman Manufac
turing company, today filed a petition In
bankruptcy here with liabilities of $970,466
and no assets. In the schedule banks of
New York, Cincinnati, Dresden, Steubenvllle
and Mlamisburg, O., Bloomlngton and Men-
dota. 111., and Cedar Raplda, la., are down
for large amounts.
Movements of Ocean Vessels July 14,
At New York Arrived Lahn, from Genoa
and Maples; Ethiopia, irom uiasgow.
At Yokohama Arrived City of Peking,
from Ban r rancisco.
At 6t. Vincent Arrived Wllhelmlna
rrnm TtrfimiL
At Glasgow flailed Carthagenlan, from
K.w York: Sicilian, from Montreal.
At Boston Arrived Buenos Ayrean, from
At Bt. Johns, N. F. Arrived Siberian
from Glasgow, for Halifax and Phlladel
i. hla.
At Bremen Arrived Koenlgen Lulse
frnin New York.
At London Arrived Minnehaha, from
New York.
At Kobe Arrived Victoria, from Ta
nnma and Victoria, for Hons Kons.
At Hong Kong Sailed Glenogle, from
That is What Union Pacific Strike FromiiM
to Become,
Company Not Bnppoaed to Be AnxJotit for
Early Settlement.
Then Striken Will Expect Big Demand
for Skilled Mechanics.
Six More Strike Breakers Quit at
Omnha Shops and Three l.enve
the Itonndhonse at Coun
cil Bluffs.
With no excitement to mar tho even
tenor of Its progress the Union Paclflo
strike drifts slowly on to the point of
stagnation. Both sls apparently are en
deavoring to block tho process and resolve
the fight Into a simple stubborn test of
endurance. Not the slightest evidence of
concession Is yet apparent on either side
and the Indications are that the fight will
be on for some weeka.
There Is a popular theory that the Union
Faclflc does not Intend to make any spe
cial effort to bring about a settlement of
affairs until its new shops are completed.
This will be some time during August
probably. The contract called for comple
tion by August IB, but owing to unfavora
ble weather, which made It impossible for
the outside work to be done with facility,
this date may be passed and the work not
completed until near or at the end of the
month. It Is thought that the company
does not care to go to extra trouble and
expense of re-employtng Its normal force
here In Omaha In the old shops, which
would Involve considerable difficulty, and
as It would not be profitable to take strik
ers back Into other shops until those of
the Omaha shops could return also, It Is
believed to be the object of the company
to allow matters to take care of them
selves until tho new shops here are
finished and ready for use.
New Locomotives Coming.
The company has ordered eighty new
locomotives, as was published some time
ago, and the first Installment of these Is
to arrive during the latter part of July.
Tho last lot probably will he on hand by
the latter part of August, One of the of
ficials said recently that the company
would make no effort to get these engines
into service Immediately upon their ar
rival! but soon thereafter. Boms work by
skilled mechanics would be necessary to
get these engines In shape tor operation,
and the strikers hold that the company
would rather wait until normal conditions
are restored and the old men are at work '
before undertaking work on ' these sap ..
glnes. :'.';.Vv. i ; ' J " "
. President' Burt," General Manager Dtok-.tnsonupsrJnlansnt.McKwnilaster.-.
Mechanic B'arnum and Division Superin
tendent Baxter are all out of the city on
different sections of the road, so that no
Information could be obtained from rail
road headquarters yesterday regarding ths
company's side of the fight.
No More Importations.
The belief that the officials are disposed
to allow matters to pursue their own
course for a while arows In the face of
the fact that no more nonunion men have
been brought Into Omaha for several days,
while at the same time defections are oc
curring daily in the ranks of those em
ployed at the shops. Yesterday six of
the recent nonunion recruits left tho
Omaha shops, one left Saturday night and
another Sunday, while at Council Bluffs
three deserted yesterday aud Joined the
It has been the custom of tbe company
to send the best mechanics it could pick
from those imported to tbs Council Bluffs
roundhouse and the acquisition of these
three is regarded by the strikers as a
victory well worth achieving. Many of
these men brought from Chicago, it Is in
sisted, are "floaters," who do not care to
work long anywhere.
Strikers Find Encouragement.
Two of the men who left the shops yester
day were seen by a reporter for The Bee
and said they looked for ths entire number
to join the strikers within a day or two.,
They said about sixty still remained there.
In view of these defections In tbe local
shop force and those at other places the
strikers are finding much encouragement.
They claim Incidental victories every day,
and assert that within a week conditions
will have undergone such a perceptible
change as to present a moat assuring aspect
for the strikers.
The report that thirty-five, tha total
number of bollermakers and machinists'
helpers, had gone out at North Platte
aroused much Interest In local circles. As
North Platte had been considered a pivotal
point by both the strikers and the railroad,
this break causes the utmost concern. It
Is being used by the strikers as a demon
stration of their Influence and power as
against those of tbe company. The strikers
are devoting tealous efforts to the work In
the North Platte and Grand Island sec
tions. Strike Breakers Quit.
S. H. Grace, who Is directing the strike
here for the machinists, received word yes
terday morning that nine of the fifteen men
shipped by the Union Paclflo to Cheyenne
last Friday night deserted upon their ar
rival there and Joined the strikers. It is
urged byth s strikers that many of these
Importations are men awaiting Just such
an opportunity as this to get west, and do
not hire to the company with any Intentloa
of going to work.
A report was current at Labor temple
yesterday that a large number of eoal cars
bad been sidetracked at Rock Creek, Wyo.,
on account of the strike. While this report
was not confirmed, it Is generally reported
that the company Is doing as little coal
hauling aa It can and keep up its motive
power. Up to Saturday officials insisted
and offered proof that thslr motive power
was in good condition, and alnoe then no
notable or confirmed reports of failures
hava been received, although dally the
strikers are claiming big inroads on this
department of the service, which is a vital
Leader Grace Talks.
8. H. Grace of the exseutlvs committee.
Insists that ths teat of ths strikers' strength
has not come yet. He said:
"Within the next thirty days I look for
lorae final development. But I am not
Turprlsed or disappointed that It has not
come thus far, for it generally takes this
long for a strike of similar proportions to
really assume shape and give the opposing
sides time to array their forces. But it a