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    The . Omaha Daily Bee.
1, 1902-TEN PAGES.
Little Oitj ef to Alames, California,
Wrecked bj Beiimio Disturb.afioe.
Terrer-8triokB ropulaoe Lem Hornet
md Bush from the Boeae. . I
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Hill and Znolll Ipring Up During tholbery'e right. The speaker characterized
Wiirht ai. if hv Mario. I
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OeaeraJ Topagrraaby Bleh TaJley
le Chaaced aad Damage ta the
Bxteat . of ' Thoaeaade
Dollar I Wreaajht.
BAN VCin OBISPO. Cal., July 11 A trlp
of country fifteen mllea long by four miles
wide, rent with gaping fissures and dotted
wiiu pii.
with hills and knoll that prung up during
the nlcht aa If hv matrle a vlllate in mine I
VLa I.Zaa. Lni fop their
li... .7 the of laat nlahf aelsmie I
i. h. n.r..r.... til fruitful
.. A. ... iiimAii it! th. aorthern nart I
I? .-.. !!k...!!. ! "ne pm"
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country has been shaken by a
h. I. .ithm.t nrereriant In lHr'e inieruai union, DUl lormed a Pwer 10 acquire me lines oi raui-oac ana that the Porto Rlcan. Having already lm
?hl S?..nU nf tfli.lBr of the .Pacific cea.t r"y'n Plnt for those abarlng th prln- P'tal etock of the Chicago, Rock la- pr0Ved their condition ay the possession
VL h !J "'U?..'" 1 .1 7 .?! Vi. 7,rhl-V.. cP,e ot Promoter land Paclflo Raway company. Ita au- of the Island with the United States, were
nd the continuance of th disturbances
and the Increasing severity ot shock have
o terrorised the Inhabitant that thy are
leaving for other parte aa rapidly a pos
sible, and even now the Tillage la almost
ntlrely dessrted
The disturbances began on Sunday even
ing with a ehoek which caused several
thouaand dollar" worth of damage to prop
arty In the village and the aurroundlng
country, being more eevere and more dla
astrous In the vicinity of the Western
iini rui .nmn.nVa nil w.ll. on the Car-
Union Oil company a Oil Wlla on tne Car-
IIIU UB lU luv IDlliVf Ul iu ............. .
xiga ranch.
Thla ahock was followed by a number
cf dlaturbance lea sever and less dla-
astroua. continuing through the remainder
cf Sunday night and Monday afternoon. On
Tueaday night beginning at 11:10 o'clock
there was another aerie of seven .shocks.
11 of which war light. The general di
rection of these disturbancaa was eaat and
weet, aad In action they resembled the
waves on a pond of water.
The most ae vara' ahock' of . the entire
erlea occurred at 11:10 o'clock tma morn
ing. Hill were ahaken and twlated to
their foundatlona, and the valleya trembled
nd rolled 1 Ilk the unstable aurface of
th ocean.' Great flaaure .were run deep In
the earth, hill aad knoll appeared la
level -valleya, apriag of water opened m
plaoea that bad been dry, and the general
topography cf ' th valley waa greatly
changed In many respects.
The disturbance bad bo general direction.
but waa what la known aa a "twister.
It Was preceded'tir K rumMIng Ilka that
cf distant thunder,' which Increased until
the earth began te rock and twist and tho
Mil began to tremble. . ,
People naah ta ' Street.
With the first warning of the .eound of
th. .vir.rn.ehln n' th. t.rrnr-atrlrkan
people rushed Into the, street and sought
placee ot aafety In vacant lota and fields,
while many fled ' toward the neighboring
The first vlbratlone were similar to the
preceding disturbances la direction and ef
fect, but they were Immediately followed
by the most terrifle ahock ever experienced
la thle eectlon of the atate.
The eVrtta I
trembled and rolled and twlated until it
waa impossible for people to etand erect
and the terror-stricken inhabitant crouched
together In th darkness, fearful that the
earth beneath them might open and awal- I
low them. The terror Inspired by theeone.
rumbling and trembling of tha earth waa I
Increased by the aound of falling building,
which gave some Idea of the terrible de-
atruetlon that waa being wrought.
wnea lam most serious anocaa uao paaaea i
and th rumbling sound had died away ln I
the dlitanf bill, tb people gathered In
groupa about the rulna ot their bomee and I
place of business and when they saw the
xtent of th damage den many ot them, I
fearful ef repetition ef thla experience,
Immediately started on foot or by any con
veyance that eould be had for placea where
the prevtoua abooka had been moat eevere. -
In the darkness of th night it waa lm-
poMible tp determine the full extent of
the destruction wrought, but with the dawn
ot day tb etrteken village preaanted tho
appearance of the ruins of city long
deserted. ; A church had been levelled , to
the ground and not one brick building was
left atandlng.
Chlmnara had tocnled over, frame build
ing, had been wrenched apart and thrown
from their foundations. Teiegrapn aad
telephone wlree had been broken and there
was not building ln town that had not
been damaged more or lea seriously. In
tor buildings that wer not totally - de
atroyed tb mercbandla waa thrown from
helve and everything breakable waa de
atroyed: - not a pane of glaaa waa left In
aay window of any house In town and In
the frame cottagea and dwelling houaea
that war left standing stoves were over
turaed and crockery and glaaswsr de
stroyed. - . .
Da ma are Reaches Thaasands.
A conservative estimated of the loss to
roDertr la the vlllaae is I JO. 000 and thlsl...ri m.r.h.i tnt in innuir. .k. nn.nn
amount will probably be greatly Increaaed
by the damage don property In the ur-
rounding country. Each merchant la town
ha loat at leaat 1600 on atock - and th
daman to bulldlnaa haa bean areat. -
Th extent of the most vr portion of
th disturbance 1 elvn mil long by
four mil wid. but tb ahock waa felt
throughout Santa Barbara and San Luf
Obltpo counties. "
At tne western union oil wells ea the
larng ranca two . tanas were wrecked
and thrown ever, aad much other damage
.waa dona.. .
The disturbancaa continued throughout
the day at Intervala cf two hour, but none
ot the shocks were sever. Tbe people hav
drtd th village, vry conveyance haa
bean taken and the paaaesger and freight
traina that have left her alaee the eevere
hock last night have been loaded with
people whe are teeing te SaaU Maria aad
the northern part of tbe county for
Since the first dlsturbaaeea en. Sunday
night there have been ever aeveaty dla-
tmct snooks and those who have bee a keep-
ing record have now givea up, aa tbe dla-
turbances have become almn.t en.tlnun...
Prafeeaev on Eartkfaakss.
BERKELEY. Cal.. July 11. Regarding
the arUuak la Santa Barbara county.
(Continued en Second FageJ
Lord Roifbrrr Seee Hope for
lltlmate Trlamph of
LONDON, July 11. Lord Roaebery pre-
aM.t at . Urvftttt miimikAmA Annmr nf ih
Liberal league tonight, which Herbert
H. Aaqulth. Sir Edward. ' "Vr Henry H.
fA. i 1 .a r . ''t . u
prominent - liberals were,., " -Lord,
Roeebery, In the course of-, '' hy
apeech dilated on the result of tns. '
bve - elertlon for member of the Hon,.
Commons to represent North Leedi. wblb.
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resun ea in me election oi noiana uar-t .
iik..i u tj tj I
the North Leeds verdict aa having greater
I it. . . i .u.iu -i--.. I
w.suiuvnuw tU,U .UJ IIUiq VIWIIVU , I U.H I
the late Mr. Gladatone waa flrat ntiiraml (
from Midlothian and aa an almoat vital
blow to the prestige of the government. I
Yet, Lord Roaebery warned hla visitors I
that fifty such election as that of North
Leeda might not turn the party In power,
It ahowed, however, that the nation waa
beginning to look dispassionately at tho
government record In Jocal admtnlstra- I
tlon. The liberal party had uttered a long
period of aterlllty, said the speaker. It had
been going through the valley of the
ehadow of death from want of concent!-- I
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comB aieaasociatea irom me imperial ts-
Plrt'oo o the nation. The party had auf-
wred, - continued the apeaker. by it un-
fortunate attitude In regard to the Irish
Ideation and until Imperialist liberal prln- I
ctplea prevailed within there would be
the T.lh.r.1 t...n. whUK h 1 aia ... I
Chaaaherlala Takes Hopefal View for
Fatare of British Ialaads, Deelar-
las; Sltaatloa Maoh Improved.
LONDON, July 11. In an explanatory I
statement in the House of Common of
the grant of 250,000 for the relief of I
,ugar P'nlra tne British Weet Ind ea,
n..r. n. k... ...a
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Colonial Secretary Chamberlain aald h
took a hopeful view of the future of the
Islands. I
When he took office grave apprehension
existed that the Island would be thrown
on the bands of the government and it I
waa that atate of affaire that led to the 1
appointment ln 1896 of a royal commla-
lon to Investigate the West Indian augar annually on the first daya of May and No- I A. Amea, now at West Baden. Ind., haa de
Industry. Ivember, both principal and lntereat to belcided to resign hla office, the resignation
Aa a result of the Brussels convention's I
abolition ot augar bountlea. which wer I
rulnln; th. Tnii., th. eituaties !
had much Improved and waa now much I
brighter, especially aa a direct line of I
fruit . steamer was developing an lm-1
portant trade. It wa promlaed alao that I
enormoua coal depoalta which had bean I
found in Trinidad would materially help I
the islands, and British Guinea, which
had been largely dependent on sugar, was
now. developing diamond and gold fields, 1
which promised to have considerable com-
merclal value.
However, the period anfU - the promised
abolition of ' bountlea in 1901 must be
bridged ever and 250,000 waa the small-
ment would aee that the relief fund waa
then distributed, that the neediest should
get the largest share. .
General Preaeated with FJne Weapon
by Capetown a a Token -of
LONDON, July 11. Amid tremendou en-
thuaiasm Lord Kitchener was tonight pre-
aented with a aword of honor, the gift ot
Capetown. Sir Joseph C. Dlmsdale, Lord
Mayor of London, made the presentation
In the course of a South African dinner
which waa attended by many notable per-
When the enthusiasm had sufficiently sub
aided for Lord Kitchener, to make himself
heard h returned thanka for the gift, aad
expressed the confident hope that In South
v -u; iwmu wuum "uk I
again, be drawn from ita acabbard. Lord
Kitchener eulogized Lord Mllner. British
high commissioner to 8outh Africa, and
made a atriklng appeal baaed upon bta ln
timate and peraonal friendship with and
knowledge of the South African administra
tor, that he be given the confidence and
sympathy of the British nation.
Referring to the mineral and agricultural
wealth ot the new territory, Lord Kitchener
J aald: "You may assure youraelvee that you
Ibave nothing leaa than the making ot a new
America In the aouthern hemisphere.'
I He aald the question aa to who would fur-
I nlah the money, braina and effort to carry-
I Ing out thla plan would be one to con-
I i
Refuse Decorations from Emperor
William an Aeeoaat af Visit
of Frlace Henry. '
BERLIN. July 11. An official cf tho
Foreign office informs the Associated Pres.
that the reason for the rather short list
of decoratlona In connection with Prince
Henrys visit to the United Statea Is that
many persons on wham Emperor William
desired to confer honors declined, request
ing that only a photograph or aome small
souvenir from Prince Htnry be given.
A Boston newspaper telegraphed th
... l.rt nnt f th. n.onr.tion .. th.
Forelgd office call attention to th fact
that Prof. Hugo Muenaterberg cf Harvard
university waa given the Red Eagle of th
t.i Thi. nnr.tinn ...
I not announced in the American list.' be-
I uit Prof. Muensterbera- Is a German
I citizen. A number of Prince Henry
crotoarsDhs were aent to Bostonlans. ia-
I riudlnc Mrs. Montgomery Sears. Mis La-
mong. Major Perrln and John C. Warren
nUUI nnnw rtl nnc
Secretary at Wu Is Greeted by Oca
-ral Flstor on Behalf af
French Geverameat.
HAVRE. July 11. Oeaeral Plstor of th
French army boarded th steamer La
Savole on Ita arrival hare thla afternoon
nd ' officially greeted Ellhu Root, the
American secretary of war. on behalf of
the French government.
General Plator
I aald to Mr. Root:
I The minister of war haa done me the
I honor to delegate me to come in tn name
of the government of thla republic toaalute
your eacetlenry on your landing on Frvnch
snll and to bid you welcome. Our ardent
desire Is that your stay In Franc may be
In all rtrpects agreeable. I am happv at
th clrcumalance that gives me tha privil
ege to salute the army of the
republic In the person of It chief, tb
mimaier ci war.
Offen to Purchase All Outstanding Stock
of the Old Oompanj.
Bond tnder the Reornanleetlea Are
to Matare la a Hoadred Yearo,
x Bearlna; latereat at the Rate
. of Foar Per Ceat.
.tr TAnv T..1 m 1 rr . 1
viv, oui? h. r ui ujbi iuuuuulo
muit of the reorganisation of the Chlcae-o. I
Rock Island Pacific Railroad company
M mBa toaBr i a circular letter wnicn
waa Bent to .11 atnrkholdera nf rernrd. With I
exceptlona the main detalla have
ready neen published. The circular aay in
Part: , I
Chicago, Rock Island Pacific Railroad
company, (of Iowa) hereby offer to pur-
chase all the outatandlng stock of the Chi-
cs"0, Rock Island Pacific Railway com-
PnT. certificate for which shall on or
erore tne nrst day or September, 1902, be
aepositea unaer tne terms ot tma oner
with' the Central Trust company of thla
cltT - VoT ec "hare of stock of said
railway company, of the par value of
iinn AannmitmA ln j..,--, i- ... .-
" :. .:;: ., ir.
oonas oi una. v id ih-j
preferred etock of the Rock Island com-
Pr New Jeraey), and 1100 ln the
common stock of the Rock Island company
' isew jersey).
Chicago. Rock Island t Pacific Railroad
under the l.w. nf ih. .I.t. nf Tnw. with
tborlted aecurltles are:
1125,000,000 tock, 175.000,000 four per
cent gold bonds, known a Chicago, Rock I
island at Pacific Railroad company 4 per
cent cold bond a of 2002.
The 4 per cent gold bond of 2002 are
limited to the aggregate face value of 176
000,000 and are to be secured under a trust
agreement with the Central Trust company
or New York DT deposit and pledge of all
ahareo of the capital atock of the present
-uicago, noon isiana racinc naiiway which m.v h. .rn..lret under thla
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company, which may be acquired under thla
oner oi purcnase or otnerwtae, ana can oe
Issued only to a face amount equal to the
par value of the atock pledged under the
trust agreement
Tn bonds .are to mature November 1,
2002, to bear Interest at the rate ot 4 per
cent from November 1, 1902, payable aeml-
payable ln the city of New York, free of
'ax. The bond are coupon bond for 11,000
ch with the prtvtlese of reclatratlon as I
to principal and registered bond ln the
denomination of 15,000, or multiples there-
of. The coupon bonda and regiatered bond
are Interchangeable. I
The Rock Island company is a corpora- I
tlon organized under the laws of the state
of New Jersey. It haa no mortgage ln- I
debtedness. Its authorised capital stock I
1 1150,000,000 In two classea; 154.000,000 of I
non - cumulative preferred atock and 106,-
000,000 of common stock.
laaae of Frefanred Stock. '
The preferred etock la entitled to non-
cumulative yearly dividends at the rate of
4 P" cent for the year 1901 and for each
au rorr j rax inerir uuui ma m-
eluding the year 1909; ' at the rate of S per
cent per annum tor the year 1910 and for
each and every year thereafter until and
Including the year 1916; and at the rate of
6 per cent per annum thereafter,
The preferred stock la also preferred aa
to capital. Holders of the atock are en
titled to elect a majority of the directors,
but such privilege may be surrendered with
the consent of the holders of two-thirds
in amount of the preferred atock. The
amount of preferred stock cannot be In
creased save with the consent of two
thirds of each clasa of atock.
The Rock Island company ha entered
Into agreements with the Chicago, Rock
Island ic. Pacific Railroad company (of
Iowa), under which. In consideration ot
Deliveries oz ua preier.ra ana common
stock for the purpoee of the foregoing
offer, the Rock Island company will be- l
pnw m ih. nwn.r. .. I.mul nf ih. oanlial
nock of the Iowa company.
Accordingly, upon the acceptance of such
offer by all stockholders of the present
company, the Iowa company will ,have ac
quired the entire capital stock of the pres
ent company, while the entire capital atock
of the Iowa company will, in turn, be held
by the Rock Island company, ao that
through the stocks of the Rock Island
company to be delivered In pursuance of
this offer of purchase, the proportionate
Interest of stockholder of the present Chi
cago, Rock Island ft Pacific Railway com
pany In the railroad properties and ln their
future earnings is preserved.
The capital stock of the Rock Ialand
company not required for the purpose ot
thla offer la reserved for future Issue for
the acquisition of additional propertiea and
other corporate purposes.
Accompanying the circular, and under
daie of Chicago, July 11, la a resolution
adopted by the board ot directors recom
mending the acceptance of the reorganiza
tion plan.
The new company haa organised with this
"' "f .dl"otr R' ?' Cble' "'"ball
Field. H. C. Frlck. William H. Moore. D.
R'"'' H "re' W' AB" i'' 8deD
Mill. George 8. Brewster, Anson R. Flower,
Francla L. Hlne, George C. McMurtry and
George T. Boggs. This I the old board, re
elected, with Mr. Frlck aa an additional
William H. Moore Is made chairman of
the finance or executive committee, in
which position it is said he will practically
aupplant Mr. Cable aa chairman of th
oora- Other membera of thla committee
r: Messrs. Field. Leeds, Reld. J. H.
Moore and Hlne.
I Tn directors elected Ma. Leeds presl
I nt of the new company, with Mr. Reld
cretary and treasurer and Mr. Boggs
assistant to Mr. Reld
No atatement of any kind waa Issued re-
gardlng the financing ot the reorganized
corporation, but it waa again declared
I thaa under the terms of exchange no con-
tlde"rable cash outlay would b required.
Trading in kock island snares was very
light today, total operatlona aggregating
only 6,100 abarea, at a net loss of 2 Va points
Premier af Aaetralla. Saye that
Will la Time Prevail in'
that Federation.
LONDON, July II. Edmond Barton,
premier of Australia, replying today to a
deputation ot woman suffragist, headed by
Lady Henry Someraet. aald the -lutlook
for woman euflrag wa excellent through-
cut th Auetraltan commonwealth.
Th succe th movement already bad
met with ln four out of ths six ststea, he
eald. presaged the ultimate adoption of the
plan throughout tbe wool federation.
works on pubuic business
President Foil la a Boar Dor. with
Little Time for Social
OYSTER BAY, N. Y., July 31. Preldent
P.oosevelt disposed of a large amount of
public business early today with the as
sistance of 8cretarr Loeb. The president
had aa guests at luncheon today Adolph S.
Ocba and Stanford Newell, United "State
minister to -The Hague, who la -In thla
country on leave of absence. He called
merely to pay hie respects to Mr. Roose
velt. Just after luncheon waa announced four
.... .nn.rua imnnn . Hill
tw0 cf tnem gomewhat unexpected. Poet-
master General Henry O. Payne and George
d di..m - i .. x: v,rv k..v..
I"" DUCIUUU) . WWJII ...... A VI a.
al-l.nrt friend nf the nresldent. arrived In a
trap of Mr. Sheldon, having- driven from a
point on the Island not far distant. Soon
afterward Governor William H. Hunt and
Attorney General Harlan of Porto Rico, the
latter a on of Mr. Justice Harlan of the
United State supreme ccurt, also reached
Sagamore Hill and Joined the party at
luncheon. i
During the afternoon the president and
Postmaster General Pay, after eonalder-
Dg some matter relating to the Postofflce
department, reviewed briefly the Wlaconsln
pu"u' 'lu-- . J
oovernor Hunt and attorney uenerai
Harlan discussed with the president and
postmaster general the situation In Porto
Rco, the governor reviewing hla admln-
latratlon and outlining the prcaent con
dm0ne in the islands. He became en
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anxious to eatabllsh vet closer relation.
particularly in commercial mattera. The
trade of the Island, he thought, would bear
careful cultivation by American manufact
urers and business men.
President Roosevelt Indicated forcefully
hla Interest ln Porto Rico and expressed
great confidence In Ita future a a most
desirable acquisition to thla country,
j0 formal dinner guest were entertained
at Sagamore Hill tonight.
Minneapolis Mayor Give Up Official
Poaltlea and Saerldeea Hie
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 11. Mayor A.
to Uke effect September 6,
The letter will be read to the common
council at Ita next meeting, in mayor
postpone hi retirement-to save the city
the expense of a special election, which
would have to be held tC the resignation
took effect earlier.
The mayor haa also agreed to secure the
resignation of his brother! Colonel Fred W.
Amea, auperlntendent or poli. e. ho waa
brought to these term by the visit to west
Baden laat evening ef Police Captain
Charlea R. Hill, who will be acting super
I lntendent, and John F"n'-..'i tie. -He doe
not th power whiVtt of the city
to perform the' functiona ot mayor, but he
wired Acting Mayor Fred M. Powera to
secure the removal of the chief and wired
the chief himself advising resignation. Al
derman Powera baa agreed to carry out the
wishes ot the mayor.
Thla la the climax of the police corrup
tion scandals which have agitated the
commun,ty ,nd occupied the grand jury and
the courts for two months. Mayor Amea
1 ln falling health and may not return to
Minneapolis at all, unless forced to do so by
the courts.
When the caae of Chief of Police Fred
W. Amea waa called today his attorneya
moved to quash the Indictment on the
ground that the grand jury was prejudiced
and biased. The court denied the motion.
whereupon Chief Ames pleaded not guilty
and the case waa set for trial next Tues
Escaped Orrion Convict Appears at
Cabins and Makes Demand
for Food.
ELLENSBURO, Wash, July SI. Saul
Evans, who Uvea fifteen mllea north ot
here, reports that last Monday a man
came to hla cabin and said that be waa
Tracy. He bad a 10-callber Winchester
and two revolvera. He compelled Evan
to furnish him with food. The stranger
I ahowed Evans a wound ln the back of his
head and said that he waa shot by a mem
ber of a pome bn the West Side.
A Wenachee special bays: From 10
o'clock yesterday morning to 1 o'clock at
night Harry Tracy, waa an unwelcome
gueat at the ranch of W. A. Sanders and
8. J- McEldowney, six miles down the Co-
lumbla river. Tracy came out of the
Cascadea, riding one horse, packing an
other and leading a third ln reserve. He
carried a Winchester and two revolvers.
He took dinner and aupper at the ranch,
having the men covered with bla rifle.
Toward evening he forced McEldowney to
bring him two fresh horses and turn loose
hla jaded animals. He went south.
Lord Mllacr Say that It Maat Com
r the Empire Would
JOHANNESBURG. July 11 Lord Mllner.
British high commissioner In South Africa,
and governor of the Transvaal, preaided at
an Important Church of England meeting
held here today. Dealing with the question
of organization. Lord Mllner said that the
British nation waa liable to attach too lit-
tie attention to thla matter at the preaei.t
moment of rejoicing and triumph whan
the country's power aa a nation through
out the world, stood, or appeared to atand
higher than ever before. Lord Mllner aald
that he thought that unless th emplr
I showed a more compact organization than
I''- had aeen in the past it would emu, la.
The apeaker deprecated the spirit . in-
I tolerance snown oy tne unurcn oi cngiana
I toward other churchea.
Kill Wife aad Shoot Himself After
Written; Telegram ta His
Father ia Iowa.
KANSAS CITY. July 31. Fred Falkea-
burg, the teamster who today killed bla
ifc and then ahot himself, deliberately
planned tbe deed. In one of Falkenburg'a
pocketa waa found a telegram written yea-
tcrday and addressed to bis father, Jobe
Falkenburg. at Montezuma, Ia., requeatlng
the latter to come to Argentine and take
th two bodlea to the old home at Monte
zuma. The couple's two grown daughter
alept In a room adjoining that cf tbelr
Revival of Knmor that Omaha Prelate is te
Be Made an Archbishop.
Amoas; Them Are Redaclaa; 81s at
Western Dleeeee and, the Appoint
ment of Several New
(From Staff Correapondent.)
WASHINGTON. July 11. (Special Tele,
gram.) Members of the priesthood re
turning from Rome guardedly Intimate
that th bishopric of Omaha la to be
raised to an archeplscopal see and that
Bishop 8canoeIl is to be elevated to (in
archbishop in conformity with the desires
of a great many western Catholics.
It Is rumored that aome of the present
bishopric, especially In the western
state, are to be reduced In extent and
that new aee will be created to meet the
growing demand of churchmen tor smaller
dlocesea than at present exist. It la well
known that Bishop O'Oorman, In his re
cent visit to Rome In conjunction with
Governor Taft of the Philippine comml
slon, urged upon th occupant of the papal
throne the importance of reducing the I:m-
lts ot tha episcopal aee of Sioux Falla, 8.
D., aa at present constituted and that bta
argumenta were ot ao conclusive a char
acter that returning pilgrims from Horns
do not hesitate to predict changea in the
South Dakota diocese. Just what these
chances will be are problematical, al
though should Omaha be raised to an arch
bishopric It is thought that the new arch-
blshonrlc would take in portion or
South Dakota and that a new bishop
would be appointed to look after the aplr
Itual Interests of the territory atached to
the archeplscopal aee of Omaha.
It I anticipated in Catholic clrclea here
that a number of changea will abortly be
made in the peraonnel of the faculty at
the Catholic university, over which Arch
bishop Keane preaided with no signal
ability until he waa called to Rome to be
come the head ot the American college ln
that city. Bishop Conaty. it la understood.
will ahortly leave the university, aa will a
number ot the faculty, for the reason, as la
asserted, that the college is In bad
straits financially and that It will be Im
possible to continue the number of the
present faculty, in view of the reduction
In the number of studenta and financial
condition ot the university.
Rome believes In the rotation In office
theory, and aa Bishop Conaty haa been the
head of the institution for several years,
It I thought that he may be given a
huhnnrlr In one of the western statea ana
that a new man, pre-eminent in business
abilltlea, will be called to the head of the
faculty of the university here for the pur
pose of putting It once more upon ita feet
Roatlae of the Department.
The Dostofflce at Ivee, Dundy county, Ne
braska, haa been re-established, with John
B. Burt aa postmaster.
The proposition ot the Flrat National
bank of Wavarly. la... for leasing tha pres
ent Dostofnc Quarters at 'that piace , with
an addition cf twenty feet In the rear of
the buslldlng has been accepted by the
Postofflce department.
Mrs. J. Thurley of Washington, D. C,
haa been re-Instated as assistant, matron
of C-enoa Indian school, Nebraska. -
David N. McClure of Weat Mineral, Kan
ha been appointed carpenter at Pierre
Indian school. South Dakota.
The comptroller of currency haa approved
the Seaboard National bank of New Ycrk
and the. St. Paul National bank of 8t. Paul
a reserve agenta for the Flrat National
bank of Clear Lake, S. D.
The ooatoffice at Theresa, Converse
county, Wyoming, has been discontinued
the mall going to Douglaa.
Contract Surgeon Preston 8. Kellogg
United Statea army, haa be,en relieved from
duty at Fort Egbert. Alaska, and ordered to
Fort Robinson for duty. -
One af the Men Charted with Illinois
Foot Race Swindle Makes
SPRINGFIELD. 111., July 11. A sensation
waa created tonight when it became known
that Dennia Dannacher of Greensburg, Ind
one of the defendsnts in the foot-race caees
had made a confession at Greensburg before
he came here last night.
Th confession Implicates Alderman Evan
T. Brewer, Johnnie Connors and L. R. Btll
son of this city; tJua Montgomery, alias Jen
n'.ngs; A. Kent and Billy Matthews, the lat
ter three being footracera. Stllson waa ar
reated today and held ln 110.000 bonda. Stil
eon secured warranta for Sbaffner, chargln
perjury, and for Dennia Dannacher. Both
furnished bonds.
A special from Richmond, Ind., to the
State Register tonight saya that County
Clerk W. A. Carry ot Hamilton county, In
dlana. who waa arrested there tonight on
charge of "being Implicated In tbe alleged
swindling, ha furnished bond.
No Fain la Vicinity of Dallas for Tw
Daya aad Outlook More
DALLAS, Tex., July 11. Reports received
this afternoon from the flooded districts
make the outlook more hopeful.
The only unfavorable news comes from the
Texaa Pacific near Forney, where Brushy
creek suddenly rose, washing out railroad
tracka and brldgea and cutting off many
people ln the bottom landa.
Boats .are being used to rescue the in
habitants. Tbe Texaa Pacific la open west
of here for through traffic and all roada
announce a resumption of traffic, although
In some cases by a roundabout way.
There have been no ralna In the vicinity of
Dallas tor two daya and similar reports
come from many polnta In .the atate.
Kehraekaa Vlaltor In Ceaaeetteat
Town far Third Time Within
NEW HAVEN, Conn.. July 11. For the
third time within a week William J. Bryan
waa today a vlaltor In New Haven. H la
a gueat of Mr. and Mra. Phllo 8. Bennett
at tbe Ansantawa club. Bavin Rock. H
will leave tomorrow for New York, golhg
later to Maryland to addreaa a Chautauqua
aaaembly at Mountain Park on Saturday.
In an interview Mr. Bryan aald:
I am glad to e that the republlcana of
Iowa admitted yesterday the necessity tor
tariff reform, for, while It will atrengthen
the republican party In that atate 'or th
coming campaign, It will ultimately weaken
it. for the republican cannot permit any
reform in the tariff without endaonerlng
tnelr whole ylm.
Forecaet for Nebraska Fair and Warmer
Friday and Saturday.
Temperatare at Omaha Yesterdayi
Hoar. Dear. Hoar. Peg.
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T a. m . . . . . . TO 8p.m...... Mil
A a. m. . , . . . T3 4 p. m MA
ft a. ra TH B p. m
10 a. m TT p. m "fl
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Mercer Waat the Whole Thlas;
Holds Oaf Federal Appolat.
meat for Savage.
(From a Staff Correapondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., July 11. (Special.) The
membera of the new Omaha police board
to ,be appointed by Governor Savage, have
not yet been taken out of the hopper. The
governor'a mall, however. Is still loaded
with suggestion and endorsement of dif
ferent candidates, and a large part of hla
time la taken up by visitors anxious to
tell him what to do. Congressman Mercer
waa down again thla afternoon laying down
the law to the governor, but whether the
elate baa been fixed up yet, or not, Is still
open to question.
The hitch. It le understood, arises from
the fact that Congressman Mercer wanta
to hog It all. He le aald to have given It
out that the commission must be com
pletely at hla disposal for the purpose ot
assisting him to secure a renomlnatlon.
Mercer aay he will not be eatlafled unless
both Blackburn and Broatch are appointed.
He haa called to hla help to get pressure
on the governor all tbe railroad Interests
of Omaha, whom Mercer haa aerved In
congress. It la whispered that between
them they have been holding out a an in
ducement to Governor Savage a promise ot
a federal appointment to be secured through
Senator Millard when the governor makea
bis exit from the executive mansion next
January. This is the same promise that
haa been held up to him aeveral times since
the promise to renominate him failed to
materialize. Some of the governor'a friends,
It is said further, have cautioned him
against banking on a federal appointment.
which they say can hardly be delivered
any easier than the promise of renomination
on which the same influences fell down ao
sadly. They have asked the governor
whether he proposes to be gold-bricked
twice by the same people.
In the meantime tbe police board appoint
ments are hanging fire. The governor is
satisfied that no harm can come from a
delay, so It would not be surprising If the
announcement ot the favored appllcanta
were put off again until next week. Tbe
rovemor Is listening respectfully to the
various committees and friends of different
applicants, but he Is mum as an oyater aa
to what he proposes to do.
The governor baa abandoned hie plan of
going to Omaha to conault the taxpayers
and other interested persons.
Pretty Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Meets
Handsome Aetor and Now. Her
High Chair Is Empty.
CHICAGO, 111., July 11. (Special Tele
gram) Has pretty Lucretla Freeman, the
13-year-old daughter of Wealey Freeman
1735 Oakley avenue, eloped? She haa been
missing for several daya.
Immediately after the strange disappear
ance of the girl cornea a atory in which a
young man. an actor, dark, handsome and
stylishly attired, figures. He first made his
appearance some weeks ago. Thla waa be
fore Lucretla left for Omaha to spend
month's vscation at the home of her grand
mother, who lived there.
Since tbe departure of the girl for Omaha
in June, nothing has been seen of this
young man.
Ten daya ago the mother of the girl re
eelved word that her daughter had left
for Chicago and specified a certain time
when she would arrive here. The mother
waa In waiting at the depot when the train
came in, but her daughter waa not aboard.
Gets First and Third Place la
Preliminary Mhoollns; at
Leavenworth. .
LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. July 11. The
preliminary ' shooting tn ths annual rifi
competition ot the Department of tbe Mia
aourl ended at Fort Leavenworth today.
8ergeant Ernest McEschtn, Company H.
Twenty-second Infantry, made tbe best
score In the preliminary two days' firing
His score wss 217 out of a possible 400.
Corporal Garvey of Company A, First
battalion ot engineers, standa second, with
a score of 232.
Private Coventry, Company- M, Twenty
aecond Infantry, la third, with a score, of
Tomorrow the medal shooting will begin.
Major Genoral John C. Batea, commanding
this department, will be here Tuesday to
make the award of medals.
Deal . by Which Armoar Seeare
Property Flalahed Vp
CHICAGO, July 11. Th Trtbun tomor
row will aay: Tb sal of tb controlling
Interest ot the G. H. Hammond company
and the Hammond Packing company to
Armour d Co., or individual membera of
the Armour firm, la now practically com
pleted. It la reported the deal waa for
mally closed July 11. The price paid Is
not known, but tbe amount Involved la
close to 15,000,000. Tb Hammond com
panies have planta In St. Joaeph, Mo., Ham
mond, Ind., and South Omaha, Neb.
Movements af Oecaa Vessel, Jarty 81,
At New York Arrived : Celtic, from
Liverpool. Balled: Frledrich der Gross,
for Bremen: Columbia, for Hamburg: La
Qascogne. for Havre.
At Scllly Passed: St. I.ouls. from New
York, for Southampton; Fuerat Bismarck,
from New York, for Plymouth, Cherbourg
and Hamburg.
At jueenstown Sailed: Germanic, for
New York: Haverford, for Philadelphia.
At GlaaRow Balled: Livonlan, for Phila
delphia. At Cherbourg Arrived: Bremen, from
New York.
At Genoa Arrived: Lahn, from New
At Havre Arrived: La Savola, from New
At Southampton Arrived: St. Louie, from
New Yora.
At Plymouth Arrived: Fuerat Bismarck
from New York, for Cherbourg and Ham
burg, and proceeded.
At Rotterdam Sailed: Ryndam, for New
York via Houlorne Bur Mer.
At I Jverpool Sailed: Commonwealth, for
Boaton via Queenalown. Arrived: Ivernla
from Boalon.
At Kobe Arrived: City of Pekln, fiom
Hong Kong via Shanghai and Nagasaki,
for Yokohama, Honolulu and San Fran
ciaco. ln tow.
At Moil Arrived: Ventnor, from Port
land, for Pwt Arthur and Hong Kong.
Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Treated to a Touch
of High Life in Deadweod.
Ambushed in Outskirts of City and
Engineer Compelled te Btop.
Made to Le Penanos for Mistreating
JJeadweod Men at the Dei.
Visiter After Brian: Sadlclently In.
tlmldated Arc Escorted Areaad
the City aad Givea
Royal Tlma.
DBADWOOD. S. D.. July 11. fSneclal
Telegram.) The train bearing the Omaha
excursionists was a trifle late and it waa
almost noon before It arrived in Deadwood.
It was met at the edge of the city by a
gang of cowboys, under "Doo" Mlddleton
and "Jim" Hartzell; a band of Sioux In
dian, commanded by "White Hand Bear;"
Captain Seth Bullock and a awarm of dep
uty sheriffs. Chief of Police Edholm aad
about all of the copulation of tha eltv.
both aexea. Obstructions hsd been placed
on the track and the Indiana and cowboys
placed ln ambush.
When the train came to a atop It was
Immediately surrounded and seme of the
visitor., thinking it time to disembark,
tried to leave tbe car.. They aooa re
traced their atep., however, for aa aoon a
head appeared at a door or window It
waa the target of a cowboy or Indian gun.
Tbe (hooting wa fast and furloua and
some of the people from the Gate City
took it aerlously, for they aought the floor
and did not do a thing to the seat but
tear them up ln an endeavor to get under
Omaha Leaders Arc HaadcnflTed.
After about a ton of ammunition had
been exbauated and the fellowa from
Omaha frightened into a atate of aubmla
slon, the cars were boarded and the leadera
of the holdup, accompanied by George V.
Ayree. John Treber and other citizen who
had been mlatreated by th Knight of Ak-Sar-Ben
while In Omaha, went through th
coaches and pointed out the chief offend
er. These were taken from the cars, hand-
mtff.d tncih.r thrown inn ih. Mini
wagon and driven to the city jail.
Tbe rest ot th excursionist were pushed
off the cars, formed In line and surrounded
by mounted Indiana and cowboys, who at
every few steps accelerated the pace of the
pilgrlma from Nebraska by taking a few
shots at their feet. Tbe city had turned
out to greet them end they got an ovation
aa they marched through the streets on
their way to the city hall, whsre the chief
offender were tried. " ' , - . r . . .'. ' t
Those who had been hauled before the
high court of the Elk loaded with chains
were Mel Uhl. Fred Mets, H. J. Penfold. -
Thomas Fry, John Kelly, Walter Jardlne, M. ,
A. Hail, Dave O'Brien, Frank and O. Diets.
The judge waa eevere on them and sen
tenced not only them, but every member
of the party, to abstain from water and
sleep while ln Deadwood.
It was a red hot reception and a hair
raising one te some of the visitors.
Give Deadwood
a Sarprlae.
The Knight ot Ak-Sar-Ben got bravely
over the cre of their wild-west reception
by nightfall and after the electric lights
had been turned on they turned them
selves loose. There were only 161 In
their party and In th evening 100 of
them, in full regalia of tbe knight, pa
raded the atreeta, with brass banda, red
llghta, flreworke and the board of gov
ernora on horseback. They are awlft, but
tbe treatment they have received at the
hands of tbe Deadwood people waa faat
enough to satisfy them. Their parade waa
a dazzling, atzzllng combination of nolsa,
pyrotechnics, gaudy costumes and good fel
lows. xIt took with tho people and th
marchera received one contlnuoua ovation
from the time they left their care until
tbe parade disbanded. After the parade
they all took ln tbe town and were given
a touch of high life. They are at home ln
thla city and the people and all the town
la thelra and they are having th time cf
their lives. They hav been presented the
freedom of the city, hav been arretted
and fined for coming from Omaha, taken
In the wlldwest show and other places,
attended ln a body tbe . crowning cf th
queen of the carnival and tomorrow morn
ing. If they are able, will march again In
the big parade.
Visitors Take la Lead.
This afternoon a large number visited
Lead and went through the big mills, while
other visited tbe busy ward of Deadwood
and made an inspection of th various
smelters and reduction worka there, took
in the United Statea assay office and
handled more gold ln on piece than they
ever expect to again, thars being several
Urge clean-ups in tbe office now.
The party la enjoying it vtait and every
one In the city ia trying to make It eo
pleasant for them that when they get home
they will pall at the mention of fun.
The party will leave Deadwood on the
Burlington at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon for
Hot Springs, where ita members will take
a bath and proceed to Omaha.
Railroad Report Bhewe Cora la' lewa,
, Nebraska aad Kaasaa a
Bampar Crop.
CHICAGO, July 11. Ths monthly erop
report of tbe Chicago, Burlington 4k Qulncy
Railroad company ahowa that In Iowa,
Nebraska and northern Kansas the corn Is
rsnk and green, but a little late for the
season. It will almoat certainly he th
largest crow ever grown In the west.
Wbest In ths same territory 1 very heavy
and will yield not less than thirty bushels -per
acre average. Oata arc a good crop.
Tbe heavy ralna have done little dam
'' .
Sevea Iajared, Three af Wham Will
Die, by Aecldeat la
DAYTON. O.. July 11. Sevea men were
fearfully burned today by an explosion
ln one of the buildings of the Btoddard
Manufacturing work. Three will probably
die. The eiplosloa waa caused by a leak
age ef natural gas.