Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 02, 1902, Image 1
The Omaha Daily Bee. ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871. OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2, 1902-TAVELVE PAGES. SINGLE COrY FIVE CENTS. .v LOOKS UP THE STOCK Oovirnor Gummmi Jet Satiifled with le orgulution of Book Island. CAPITAL INFLATION CAUSES SUSPICION Zowa Chief IzeontiT DonbU the Legality of Change ia that lute. TO CONFER WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL Jlr. Gumming Bayi He Will Thoroughly jj ' Investigate Inorease is Stock. HAS APPEARANCE OF BEING WATERED tt This Haa Been Doi Governor 8r Ha Will Take Actio to Feree a Compliance of the Law. EES MOINE8, la., Aug. 1. Governor Cummlna announced today tbat he la In veetlgatlng the recent organization of the Chieaco. Rock Island Pacific Railway company with a view ot ascertaining whether the organltatlon is in all respects la harmony with the lawe ot the atata of Iowa. He haa not yet conferred with the attorney general, but will do ao ae soon as the attorney general returns to the city. Governor Cummlna atated today tbat the first question he Is Inquiring Into la aa to whether tha Inflation ot capital atock. which la contemplated by tba reorganize tlon, la consistent with the Iowa law. In tha second place, he dealrea to know Just how far It la lawful for a New Jersey cor pot Mon to own and control the property of a railway owned and operated In Iowa. He baa not reached a conclusion on either fcf these Questions and declares that ha means to aive tbem a thorough Investiga tion before ha decldea what bla duty toward the new company may be under tha premises. "It may be," he atated, "that tha Iowa lawa contemplate aa much latitude us thta company bas used, but I doubt It frery much." . Oat of Harmons with Lawa. Governor Cummins in apeaklng of the (natter said: It ia my opinion that this reorganisation im Aiit nf hirmnnv with rha lows, laws. I may be mistaken, but It I have read the press dispatches aright there has been such an Inflation ot capital stock here as is rot contemplated by me laws 01 mis maie. It Is true that there la no limit placed unnn lha catiltaltzatlon of such a com pany, but there la a limit upon the In debtedness of such corporations, and there must be something shown to the credit of the stockholders of such a company which will represent the difference in incroaeu apltallaatlon. It Is my understanding that under the Rock Island plana ot readjustment each holder of 1W shares of common stock la to receive a 10,0x band secured by a ol lateral trust mortgage upon the present Bock Island stock. In - addition to this they receive In the Rock Inland company ' tit New Jersey seventy shares In a pre- ferred stock, and 100 shares In common toefc. the preferred atock twlng preferred to the xont ot 4 per cent from the earn ing of each year for a period of seven yearn, when ft becomes . preferred for t , per Aieut for an additional period ot neven years, alter which it la preferred, 1 te lleve, to the extent ot per cen per annum. 7 his la aa I. read the plana In the newopapera. Now, the capitalisation of the old Rock Island company was but $75,000,000, while the new company, located In Iowa, declares a capital of $12o,0u0,0U0. There must be something, to my mind, to show more than la Indicated In the above plan, that the Increased , capitalisation ia not excessive Inflation, or the stock which has been Is sued Is not watered. Under the Hubbard bill, which I vetoed laat winter. It would hav-e been possible for thla new company to organise without any difficulty, as all limitations to the Indebtedness of such tor poratlons were practically removed by that act In Its original form. Under the present law there are limitations In thla reward. I am not prepared to atat that the Iowa law has any penalttea which could be Inflicted for violation of such statutes, but I am not willing to alt by and allow a nrnnnaltlon of auch enormous slse to amal gamate without Inquiring Into the methods which it employs and their conformity to ha atata lawa. I am convinced that Mich a centralisation ot capital and power la nirrmn to aav the least, and cannot be encouraged without threatening business Interests. Such & centralisation of capital meana that there may follow an explosion, which, when it comes, is likely not only to affect one, but many Interests. There Is reason, therefore, why I have felt it my fluty to inquire into this present case in Iowa. Judge John I. Dllle, assistant attorney lor Iowa and one of the dlractora ot ths new Iowa company, expressed surprise on learning ot tha plana of tba governor, but declined to discuss thla phase ot tba affair. The belief here la that tha governor will go Into court aa soon as possible to teat tha two legal questions invoivea. NEW YORK, Aug. 1. Regarding the dis patch from Dee Moines that Governor Cummlna may take action agalnat the Rock Island company an official of that road aald today: I do not believe there la any point at which our Incorporation In trie atata of Iowa can be attacked. The Incorporation rapers were drawn up with due regard for he lawa ot that ststa and we believe that tbey will hold in law. EASTERN CONCERN IN CHARGE Important Treasfer ( North Dakata Flax Companies to Hew York ' Paper Corporation. FARGO. N. D., Aug. . 1. An Important transfer ot business Interests la thla city and at other polnta throughout tha atata haa been made by tha absorption at tha North Dakota Flax company and tha Hickman French Flax Fiber company by the By product Paper company, a New York cor poratlon. Articles of Incorporation have been filed with tha secretary of atata of forth Dakota. The capital of the new con corn la $2,000,000. B. F. French af New York la president and W. R. Ransom of New York Is treaaurer. Mr. Ransom waa form erly treaaurer of tha 8U Lawrence Powc bom pen y of Niagara Falls. The company Will manufacture paper pulp from flax, aad upholsterers' pulp, tha pulp being made a Ha Niagara plant, Tha fiber la to be made at plants at Fargo and three other plan la la tha atata. TWO MEN SHOT BY A WOMAN Weald-Be Mnrderess Attempts Bet els e, hat Is Prevented aad Pieced Inner Arrest. SALINAS. Cel.. Aug. 1. Warren Johnson and Joseph Bordges, prominent young men ot Salinas, were shot and fatally wounded here at aa early hour thla morning by a woman. Tha womaa then attempted to commit eulclde, but waa prevented aad placed un der arrest. Johnson received two bullets In tha ab domen and Bordges waa ahot la the back, the ball piercing tha right lung. The snooting m believed to save followed a guarraL - MAY YOHE READY TO FORGIVE For All Captain Strong's Fealta She Admits Pk Lotci Him till. (Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON. Aug. X. (New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram.) Mar Yobe, who registered tbla morning at the Hotel Savoy aa Lady Francto Hope, wai quite willing to talk of- ber plana to tba World eorrerpondent. "I know tbat. ''fj Strong Is near 't -t come to meet here," abe aaid, "buv him my purpose la to v yj clothea In Paria, and I must also s a to re- deem certain jewelry Captain . .wned there. His relativea gave ma thv to redeem thla Jewelry and I shall do a. " 'I withdrew the charges against Ca ,ln Strang for two reasons: First, because I can't help loving ths man still, although he betrayed my confidence ao shamefully; sec ond, because my heart aches In sympathy for bis mother." 'Is a reconciliation between you and Cap tain Strong possible?" "Certainly. A woman loving a man aa I love Captain Strong can't change so quickly she will forgive anything fault or crime if her beloved one will only furnish tha pre text. I have Just received a letter from Captain Strong In which he bega me to re ceive him thla evening. He saya be ia des perate and blnta that he might commit sui cide it tha Interview he begs la not granted, "But I can't receive him today. I am too tired to go through such a atrenous scene as I can easily foresee will take place be tween us. but I shall ssk him to dine with me to morrow, and If ha makes a clean breast of all hia wrongdoing I aball forgive and forget, and I'll marry him aa aoon as Lord Francis Hops get his divorce. MORGAN PURCHASES A HOUSE American Financier to Be Located In the Heart of the Fashion able District. (Copyright 1002, by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON, Aug. 1. (New York World Cablegram Special Telegram.) J. Plr pont Morgan baa just purchnsed . from Georglna, the countess of Dudley, her handsome house at B3 Orosvenor street. The houee stands' at the corner of Davie street and Is most conveniently situated Ladv Dudley nossossea much taste, and she had ber bouse very beautifully deco rated and finished at a coat ot nearly $200, 000. Losses she -incurred In the fall ot Kaffir atock compelled ber not only to eell ber tamoua diamonds, aa recently told In the World, but alao to abandon the Idea of keeping ber new house. It is said that Mr. Morgan was very generous in nego tlating tha purchase of the house, and that the money he paid la in the nature ot a Grosvenor street la In the heart of fashionable Mayfalr. while Mr. Morgan's present house at 11 Prince's Gate, la merely on the fringe of tha amart district. His new house will enable him to display to perfection his great atore of exquisite art . treasures, the decorative possibilities of whioh are lost at Prtnea'a Gate, where they aVe heaped together In rderJesa pro fuelon, because there ia not sufficient room so show them off properly;. ; V . Soma Idea ot the extent of Mr. Morgan's purchases on bla present visit here may be gained from tha fact, authentically known among collectors here, that Dealer Duveen alone haa made nearly $350,000 from his dealings with tha American financier. CHAMBERLAIN MAKES TALK Grocers Company Give n Bnnqnet to Colonial Secretary and Lord Kitchener. LONDON, Aug. 1. Colonial Secretary Chamberlain made a stirring speech of em pire tonight when he and Lord Kitchener were guests at a banquet given by the Gro cers company. After paying trlbutea to Lord Mtlner, Brltlab high commissioner In South Africa, and to Lord Kitchener, Secretary Chamber lain dilated upon the new conception ot Im perial destiny In which, thanka to the South African war, he said tdeaa of kinship and mutual obligation had been aubstltuted for mere pride ot possession or huckstering cal culation about profit and loss. Tha apeaker said he foresaw In tha reorganisation ot the newly acquired South African territories something that would make the mighty em pire more than a mere geographical expres sion.' "We hope," said he, "to make tt a living entity In which each part shall con tribute to the success .and security of tha whole." Referring to the conference of colonial premiers, the, colonial secretary said tha and actuating all parties to thla conference could only be reached through Imperial de fense of Imperial trade. He did not suppose this could all be attained at once, but thought tba conference led to a considers bla advance, and If thla were ao he would be content for the present. Mr. Chamberlain then paid a glowing tribute to the colonlea, although ha said ha thought opinion on Imperial subjects was now broader at home than In the colonlea themselves. FRAUD PAPERS TO REMAIN Meanest ot Cnhan Officials to Plneo Them In Cnhan Archives Tnrned Down. HAVANA. Aug. 1. At a meeting of tha cabinet held today, Carloa Zaldo, secre tary, of atata and Justice, ' Informed the members of the request ha haa made upon United Etatea Minister Squleres. that all tha papers In the Cuban postal frauds case should be remitted to the keeper of Cuban archives. Senor Zaldo said the office ot the aecretary of war at Washington had decided to reply that aa the papers In ques tlon belong to the United States It will be Impossible to grant tbla request, but It coplea ot the papers were wanted they I would be placed at tba disposal of a per son Mr. Squleres might name to copy them Garcia Montea, secretary of finance, pre aented tha financial statement for the month of July. This shows that during the month the customs receipts of the Island amounted to $1,108,141; postal re celDta. $30,116: money orders. $51,000; In ternal revenue, $72,765; sundries, $1T,375 repay menu. $170,431; total. $1.5:32.135. Tbe balance from tbe month of June amounted to $715,731. Paymenta for July amounted to $1,203,250 and tha balance la ll.061.15i Tbe average monthly expenditure during tha last year Cuba waa under American control amounted to $1,634,404. Sixteen Bodies Recovered. MELBOURNE. Victoria. Aug. 1. 8o fa alxteea bodies have been recovered from the Mount Kimble colliery at Wollongong, where aa explosion occurred yesterday Tha work ot rescus la much hampered by afterdamp la the mine. GASES IN EARTH ME CAUSE 8oientifio Expliiation of Earthquake Rhooki tt Loe Ahmet, INHABITANTS STILL PANIC STRICKEN Temperature Become a Most Oppres sive, aa Meek Heat Apparently Coming; from the Earth aa from the Son. , LOS ALAMOS. Cel., Aug. 1. Although no more aevera earthquake shocks have been experienced here since 7:30 last night, the people are still psnlc-strlcken. Many of those who have not already fled from their homes are preparing to leave In case the seismic disturbances continue. Tbe damage already done la variously es timated at from $10,000 to $30,000. It would have been much greater had not most of tha building been built ot wood. The few brick structures here were not of the most substantial kind, and have been so badly damaged that they are not likely to be rebuilt. Several narrow escapes from death are reported. Arthur Foxan, a young man, was asleep In a room at tbe rear ot Wick enden'e store when the terrifying shock came last night. Tbe fall ot the big safe blocked his exit through tha door. He turned to the window, but could not for a moment raise It. That delay saved his life, for an Instant afterward the top ot the rear wall crashed down past the win dow, freeing Its fastening and giving him exit Dr. H. C. Bagby of Santa Maria waa sleeping In the home of Mrs. D. P. Whit ney when the earthquakea and the crash of bricks from the Wlckenden wall aroused him. His eyes saw an unusual light, and with quick wit, he decided that Mrs Whitney had been reading by a lamp and that tha lamp had been overturned. With out a thought tor his own aafety be rushed to the staire and found Mrs. Whitney vainly fighting the flames and seemingly surrounded by tbem. Drawing ber from her place of danger, he beat out tba fire with the bed clothea and thua saved a life and a large portion of the business section. . In the destruction of the adobe borne ot Gasper Arena, a boy lay aleeptng Just whera a exeat V-shaDed section Of the heavy wall waa twisted out and cast aside, but he escaped unhurt. All tha family of Dr. Graham waa away when their house crumbled. They had gone north to bury one of their children, and so probably as- caped death. Hstm In tho Hills. Parties from Lompoo and outlying dts- trlcta have reached Loe Alamoa with I atorv of havoc In the bills. A great land elide, carrying down hundreds ot tons of ... ... V- Mrtrter rUTich. The road from Lompoc waa burled for fifty feet. As far aa tbe eye can reach from thla grade to that there are apllta on the mountainside. Indicating where huge .boulders were sent thundering down the valleys. John R. Drum, a mountain farmer, re ports a road-destroying landslide In Drum canyon. The face of tha hill waa charged with no'see. which Prutn describes as tha moat terrifying sounds ie ever heard. The oil wells around tha town of Loe Alamoa aeem not to have suffered. The Caregan wells, owned by Los Angeles capltaltate, are located five mllee from here and fear for them filled the mlnda'of all aa the seismic disturbances Increaaed. Tbe casing of the wella, ten In number, are almost 000 feet Into the earth, yet not a well waa Injured. Since the beginning of the earthquake shocks the temperature baa been most op pressive, aa much heat apparently coming from the earth aa from the aun, which for the most part ot the time haa been shining brightly. Miss Mamie Leslie, in charge of the tele phone office, haa remained at ber post, though her family haa aought a place of greater aafety. She Is the daughter of a prominent attorney. Canned by Snbterranena Gases. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 1. John H. Con way, who was one of the first men to dis cover the mineral posslsllltlea of the Los Alamoa district, believes that tbe dlsturb ancea are -In no way due to volcanic ac tivity, but occasioned by local condltlona. His theory, based upon a life study ot tne geology of tbe country, is that the quakea are occasioned by tba action oi tne aun terranean gases and oils, In which tha re r l on is known to abound. It has been known for years that gas waa being gener ated beneath the earth's surface in tbe vlclnltq of Loe Alamoa. Prof. SUlman of Yale in 1868 put tor- ward that theory and added that be had nowhere aeen such evidences of tbe pros ence of hydrocarbons. This waa substantl ated lately by F. McMillan, a San Fran cisco mining engineer. For many years tbere has been a email active volcano on tha Loa Alamoa fide of the mountain, which Ilea between that place and Santa Barbara. Smoke and steam con stantly issue from varloua fissures along tha aummlt of a plateau or shelf near tba northern slope ot the mountain Viewed from the distance ot tha old ataga road, these manifestations appear like email campfirea. They have never developed any alarming tendenclea and have attracted very little direct Investigation. SANTA BARBARA, Cel., Aug. j During the forenoon today four, severe ahocka of earthquake were felt in Loa Alamoa val ley and several buildings not already de stroyed were cracked badly. One Immense structure belonging to Juan Careaga abort distance from Los Alamos, was turned partly on its foundation. Every body who could left Loa Alamoa today, many departing on a apeclal train aent from San Luis Obispo. Lata advlcea atated tbat the earth eontlnuea to tremble at in tervals. Tbe wagbn road over what ta known as the Loa Alamoa grade, extending over tbe mountain into the valley, is in bad condl tlon. Bouldera and dirt were thrown from higher elevatlona by tone. Persons ar riving at Loa Alamoa from Lompoc thla evening report, having great difficulty in making tbelr way over dangerous places. Prof. Larktn ot Mount Lowe observatory arrived at Loa Alamoa tbla evening. Over the telephone he atated the disturbances are of a nature known aa oscillatory earthquakes and are of a common na turn. He says that It la quite prebabl they are due to the audden dlsplacemen of Immense bodies of gaaea. seven or eight miles beneath tha surface of the earth While the country about Loa Alamos gives evidence of once having been th scene of vast volcanic action he observes nothing to Indicate that another calamlt of that nature ia likely to occur. Damaae nt Lompoe. LOMPOC, Cal , Aug. I. The most severs earthquake shock experienced here since Sunday night occurred shortly after o'clock last sight, whea two lesser shocks . iConUaued oa Secocd Page.) SMITH CRUSHEP BY THE NEWS Genernl Did Not Kxpeet President to Take Action in His Cnao So Soon.' SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 1. Standing o the bridge of Thomaa eagerly waiting with the shlp'a captain fof a glimpse of bla na tive shore. General Jaeob H. Smith, tried by court-martial for having ordered tbe Island of Samar transformed Into a howling wilderness, waa doomed thla morning to Irst learn that tbe president had retired him from active duty. The pilot boat which met Thomas just outside tha beads at 2 o'clock this morn ing brought to General Smith the first news of the presldent'a action, tn the falling light of a binnacle lamp the veteran read the message that apprised htm of hla fate. An hour later the dawn came and with It the sight of land, but (. coeval Smith had retired to bla cabin, where,, with hla wife and chief aide, Lieutenant J. H. Shields of the Twelfth infantry, ho discussed the outcome of the long ordeal through which be had passed. Six hours later, whea Thomas reached the quarantine station 14 the harbor. Major Duval of the transport ervice boarded tba ship with his secretary and met both Gen eral Smith and Llcatenent Shields at the door of the men's cabin: A sealed docu ment from the War department waa handed to General Smith. It contained official no tification of President Roosevelt's action, and on reading it General Smith retired, Overcome with emotion. General Smith waa not seen until the United Statea custom house tender Hart ley was ready to tska the general and his party ashore. He then denied him self to alt Interviewers, who were met by Lieutenant Shields. Together with bis wife and aide Genera Smith proceeded to the Occidental hotel, repairing thence to army beadquartera in the Phelan building, where he remained during the morning. "General Smith haa absolutely nothing to aay tor publication,"' aald Lieutenant Shields to a representative of the Asso elated Press. "He la not at liberty to talk, and furthermore, has nothing to say. He haa been hopeful that the president would not take action aanlnst blm and of course feels keenly tha force, of the blow he haa received. The genc-al admitted to tha courtmartlal trying hl.n that be had Issued orders which In effect expreesed his desire that the enemy,' If obdurate and unconquerable, be not spared In fact, that the country be laid waste and no prisoners be taken. The literal construe tlon of these orders and their exact In terpretatlon made up tbe bulwark of evi dence of tbe oourtmartlal. There la no doubt but tbat General Smith did not mean all he aald. He certainly did not expect the actton which the president haa taken." General Smith, who is wearing civilian attire, appeared exceedingly " jiorvous and worn. Hla 62 years are plainly read In hla mvwy atlAn an4 tta Intlmata friends fear he la breaking down under tha-severe strain to which he haa been subjected in recent months. It is not yet known when Gen eral Smith will proceed east: Hla sealed orders require blm to report to the adju tant general at Washington, and it la likely he will lose no time la starting for the national capital. . Repeated efforts ttiadn ring the day to Indue Gnertl &rr.z-. Mnrrma ia campaign in the Philippines and hia court martial failed entirely... He even declined to take up the subject with intimate friends. Tha transport Thomaa brings portions of the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Infantry regiments and Tenth cavalry. ' WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL Summary of tho Condition of the National Banks of Iowa on Jnly 16. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. Aug. 1. (Special Tele gram.) The comptroller ot tha currency haa approved tbe Northwestern National bank of Minneapolis as a reserve agent for the First National bank of White. S. D. The abstract ot condition of the national banka of Iowa, exclusive of Dea Moines, a tba close of business on July It, aa re ported to tbe comptroller of tbe currency, shows an average reserve held at 16. '.'1 per cent, against 26.05 per cent on April 30. Loans and discounts Increased from $66,- 874,750 to $67,097,354; gold coin decreased from $2,017,166 to $1,989,318; total specie increased from $3,486,911 to $3,526,660; law ful money reserve . from $5,313,785 to $5, 844,041; individual deposlta decreased from $65,745,322 to $65,255,780. Postmasters appointed: Nebraska, Daniel Maboney, LeBlanc, Knox county, vice G. A. LeBlanc, resigned; B. F. McDonald, Win nebago, Thurston county, vice C. J. O'Con nor, resigned. Iowa, O. A. Everaon, Finch ford, Blackhawk county. FRED AMES NEXT TO GO OUT Saperlatendent of Minneapolis Police Tenders Resignation and Get ehell Takes His Plneo. MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 1. Colonel Fred W. Amea today tendered hia resignation aa auperlntendent of police to Acting Mayor Powers. The latter named Captain Henry Getchell as acting chief, thua going counter to the wishes ot Mayor Amea, who had selected Captain Charles R. Hill for th place. Captain John Fltchette, asked by Powers to resign, replied tbat he had tendered his resignation night before last to Mayor Ames at West Baden, effective Septem ber 1. WEST BADEN, Ind.. Aug. 1. A. A. Ames, mayor of Minneapolis, who bas been here for several days, said today tbat he had forwarded his resignation as mayor to Minneapolis. He said he resigned In order to save the city tne expense ot a apeclal election. His 'resignation takea effect September (. ARMED MEN GUARD RANCH Colorado Woman Takes Steps to Prevent Slnngrhter of Her Angera Goats. DENVER, Aug. I. District Attorney Mullen of Grand Junction was informed by telegraph today that Mrs. N. B. Ir vlng, owner of a herd of Angora goats, a portion of which waa recently destroyed by a doien men, who overpowered tho berdera, has placed a guard of armed men at her camp on Plnon Mesa to resist an other raid which sbe haa been informed the cattlemen Intend to make for tha pur pose ot exterminating the goats. Mrs, Irving haa appealed to the Humane society on tbe ground that the action of her ene mies is cruelty to animals, and it Is ststed that among her guards ara several depu ties of the Humane aoclety. It la ea)d tbat Mri Irvlng's Angora goat ranch la backed by a Chicago merchant who intends to establish mohair factory at Grand Junction. VATICAN HAS A SOLUTION Flan for Eomoval of Friari Without Creat ing Ibj Disturbances. LEAVE PHILIPPINES IN SMALL NUMBERS If Friars Do This When Tlmo Comes to Rename Negotlntlons Vatican Feela that eneatloa Will Hnvo Been Settled. ROME, Aug. 1. According to statements obtained from reliable aourcea It la tbe in tention of tho Vatican tbat the frlara ot the Augustisn, Dominican, Franciscan and Reccolletto orders now In Manila, who now number 460 men, should leave there In email numbers at different times ao tbat when tbe moment comes to resume aegotlatlQue be tween Governor Taft and tbe s post olio del egation all tbe friars will bava left the archipelago In euch a way that tbe friar question will bava resolved Itself without tbe necessity of further negotiation. Tbe foregoing plan la Interpreted aa a late, but significant recognition by the Vat ican that Secretary Root's flrat propositions made to the Vatican through Governor Taft were tbe most liberal that could bo devtsed for the settlement of tbe question. Tbe great Influence of tbe religious orders In Rome must be reckoned with, however, should they think it to their interests to re sist these measures. From present indica tions thla would not seem ao, for tha gen eral of the Augustlnlana will aoon leave for tbe United States to choose American Au gustlnlana to replace the Spanish members ot tbe order now In Manila. ARMOUR IS NOW IN CONTROL Deal Whereby He Takes Chavare of Hammond Packing; Interests Annonneed. CHICAGO, Aug. 1. J. P. Lyman, presi dent ot the G. H. Hammond company, thla afternoon made the following authentic statement to the Associated Press: J. Ogden Armour haa purchased a aub stantlal Interest In the O. H. Hammond rnmnanv and the Hammond Packing com pany, and the tranafer of stock Is taking place today. F. E. Vogel, vice president, retires to devote his attention to other large Interests and Arthur Meeker has been oWttul tn fill tha vacancy. The manage ment and oollcy ot the companies will continue unchanged. The O. H. Hammond company nas unanr construction a large plant at the Chicago Union etockyards rapidly nearlng comple tion, with a capacity lor x,ouu came ana 4.(Xt hope dally. As soon as this is com pleted its entire buetneea will be trans ferred to the yards from Hammond, Ind., and that plant will be abandoned, except possibly for storage purposes. TO BUILD TWO BIG STEAMERS Newly Organised Company Places Orders for Lara-eat Sldo . Waeelera Ever Bnllt. DETROIT, Aug. 1. At a conference thla afternoon between President Alexander Mc Vlttta of tbe Detroit Shipbuilding com pany "the local branch of the America Shipbuilding, rcmpanyend General Man ager W. C. ' McMUUn ot tha Detroit A Cleveland Navigation company a final agreement waa reached for tha building of two new aide-wheel passenger steamers to outrank In else and carrying' capacity any alde-wheelera in the world. .The estimated cost of the boats la $850, 000 each. Tbe boata are to have four decks and tbelr carrying capacity of 4,000 each, with a sleeping capacity from 1,100 to 1,200, with 300 staterooms. The new boata ara to be approximately 25 per cent larger than the Detroit ft Buf falo line eteamers, Eastern Btatea and Western States, which are 176 feet long. ASPHALT FIGHTJS STARTED One of the Shareholders Begins Con teat Agnlnst Reergaalta tlon of tho Company. NEW YORK, Aug. 1. William C. Bullet, ocs ot the shareholdera of the Asphalt Com pany ot America, today began what la ex pected to bo a stubborn fight against the reorganisation of tbe company. In a letter aent today to John M. Mack and Henry Tattmal, receivers of the com bined National company and the Asphalt Company of America, Mr. Bullet makes vari ous charges, among vhlch la one accusing tha directors of tho concern of making a fraudulent report. He declares that in their statement for 1899 they showed a surplus of $30,169. when, aa a matter of fact. Instead of any auch aurplua there waa a deficit of $95,145. He clalma also that the appoint ment of the men appointed to work out the reorganization of the company waa brought about by tba men who caused the- original collapse of the company. TO INSPECT CHICAGO HARBOR Cnnadlan Minister of Mnrlne Comei to United Statea to Mnlca Tonr. CHICAGO, Aug. 1. Sir Israel Tarte, Can adlan minister of marine, arrived In Chi cago today on the yacht Lord Stanley, b,i official yacht. Accompanying him waa Lord Jamea Hanley, auperlntendent of dredging and Louis Cost, engineer of tba Canadian department of works. The party will pass tomorrow Inspecting Chicago harbor and will leave tomorrow for Milwaukee, whence they will go to Georgian bay, completing the longest tour aver made by a Canadian marine official on the Great Lakes. REV. FRANK CRANE GOES EAST Accepts n Call to Pnlplt of a. Chnrch In Worcester Man. 'aehasetts. WORCESTER, Mass., Aug. 1. (Special Telegram.) Tbe Union Methodist church ot this city haa just voted to call to Its pulpit Rev. Dr. . Frank Crane of Chicago. Dr. Crane la a very popular divine, a na tlve of 8pr!ngfle!d, III. Ha was educated at Boston university and he then becam paator of the First Methodist church of Omaha. Then ha became pastor of Trinity Methodist church of Chicago, and later of the Hyde Park Methodist church the same city. A year ago ha accepted a call to tha church which holda ita aervtces In McVlcker'a theater, Chicago. Movements of Oeesn Vessels Asg. At Southampton Sailed Augusta Vic torts, for New York. At Movtlle Sailed Anchorla. for New Vnrk At Bremen Arrived Bremen, from New York. At Brow Head Passed Merlon, from Boston, for Ouernatown and Liverpool I'mbria, from New York, for Queeruttown and I.lverDool. At Cherboura Arrived Fuerat Blmarck from New York. Balled Auaruste Victoria from Hamburg and Southampton, for Nt aura. CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Fair and Continued W arm Saturday. Sunday Fair. Temperatare at Omaha 1'esterdayt Hoar. Dear. Hoar. Dear. B n. m , r 1 p. m ft4 a. m ...... AT I p. an MA T a. m TO S p. M Nil I n. m ...... 73 4 p. en ..... . Pa 0 su m tn B p. m. MA 10 au ra Tf) p. m 4 11 a. an T p. m M4 IS m , 83 n p. m MO B p. an TO JURY HAS THE L0VESWAR CASE Defendnnt Xdnkea Flask that Confes sion fVns From red by Hypnntie Influence. STUROIS. S. D., Aug. I.(8peclal Tele gram.) The testimony In tbe Loveswar murder trial waa concluded at o'clock today. Judge Rica granted a short recess to rest the Jury and the arguments were commenced. Attorney Wesley A. 8tuart, of counsel for the state, opened the argu ment before the Jury on behalf ot the state. Mr. Stuart's address waa a most powerful arraignment of the defendant. He drew a graphic picture of George Puck coming west and taking up bla residence in a lonely cabin home, who oroanered from the beginning, waa beloved bv all who knew him and who when lust rloened into full manhood was murdered while aleeplng in bla bed. Albert Puck, who was present all through tha trial, as well aa the audience, were deeply affected during the argument. I James McNenny and McMahon made ahort addresses on behalf of the defendant. To the aurnrlae nf alt tha d.r.n.nt .. upon the atand In his own defense, but before leaving It made several damaelns admissions, though be denied the ennfea- slon. The most novel theorv of a defense ever Interposed In a criminal trial waa put forward by Loveswar'a attorneys. The de- fendant went on tha witness stand and atated that Dr. McSloy, tbe coroner, took him into the sheriff's office, that the doctor placed his kneea aaalnst those of the da. fendaht and kept looking him ao Intently In the eves that ha aaM anvthin ant I everything the doctor wanted him to. The theory argued by defendant's attorneys waa that the doctor by hypnotto power and tbe power of suggestion made him confess , to a false state of facta. State'a Attorney McCluna closed for tba prosecution after auoDer In an ahta and thorough address and Judra Rica ha. i..t finished instructing tha Jury, who retired to deliberate at :07 p. m. START KNIGHTS HOMEWARD veaawooa reopie All Turn Ont to Give Omnhnna n Part Ins Cheer. DEADWOOD. S. D., Aug. 1. (Special Tel egram.) The forenoon of the fourth day of ueaawooa s big fair and carnival was snent In bidding an affectionate adieu to tbe Knlgbta of Ak-Sar-Ben, their wlvea and guests, and tha delegates from the Omaha Commercial club. The Omaha people owned the city last night and It still wears a crim son tinge aa a result of their freedom and the good time that waa shown them. Be fore tha party left they were given an in- iurma. recepuun at tne uuriington depot and vatf enure population or me city passed be- fore them and shook them by tha hand, They made hit with the people and Dead- " umaua are cioeer together today man mey nave ever oeen before aa a re- sun oi meir visit, mey naa a good time bars of the crew generally were ao tn and all of them got on the cars safely. This eensed at what thev retarded aa ill treat. evening they will stay at Hot Springe. Be- fore the train left Rev. Trefx, on behalf ot tne visitors . addressed the citizens of Dead - wood rrora tba rear platform of a Pullman sleeper, and tha sentiments which be ut- tered were cheered to the echo. hot Bf kings, B. D.. Aug. 1. (Special Telegram.) Nearly the entire population ot Deadwood waa at tha depot today to wish the Omaha Ak-Sar-Benltes good-bye and Godspeed on their safe return home. The train pulled out at Z:15 and arrived at 7:15 at Hot Bprlngs, where the entire party took dinner at Hotel Evans. They will leave here at midnight and take breakfast at Alliance, then making stops at all atatlons between there and Grand Island, arriving at Omaha at 11:45. CUT IN PACKING H0USF R&TF ureal western Annonnees n Slash After Chicago Meeting; Adjoarns. CHICAGO, Aug. 1. (Sneclal Telerram Notice hss been given by the Great Western that, effective Auauat i. the rata on .packing house products between Mis- aourl river points and Chicago will be re- duced from I3K centa to 18V cents, and the rate on dressed meats from 23V4 to 20 cents. This action was taken today after a meeting of tbe western lines called for ot the men on board Mayflower Lleu the purpose of discussing the Question I tenant Commander Gleavea, In command of ratea on these products. The feeling engendered Is exceedingly bitter and com- petlng lines have all reserved statements regarding their action. The ratea of the Great Western will, of course, be met. but the question la, will they be made still lower? Tha rarlncaiV nfAi apa aaM t h. tk. I result ot ths concerted effort of several of tha big packing concerns, and It is asserted that tbe Orcat Western received some confederation for Inaugurating tha reduction. Presumably thla consideration la a large amount of business to conio from the packing bouae Interests, but bow much Is only conjectural. It la said by eome that tha packing house trafflo ever the Great Western will be so large aa to be discouraging to the other roads. Should this prove to be the fact," no one can tell where tbe matter will end, aa trafflo offlclala of the other lines wlllnot be likely to "permit trsfflc to escape them without strenuous effort to save It. DESIRED BURIAL IN OMAHA Last Wish ot Chleaaro Womaa Who Commits flalelde In Denver. DENVER. Aug. 1. (Special Telegram.) Mra. Julia C. Howell, who came here from ChUago about two weeks aso. killed herself by taking laudanum. The suicide was not discovered until today, when her adopted declared allegiance to the time landlady bad Mra. Howell's room ODened. honored principles of the democratic party Mrs. Howell waa a widow and said to be a daughter of J. S. Howell, a Chicago ar- past; declarea strongly agalnat the ao tlst. She wore mourning and her gowns I called railroad merger; pledgee Itself to a were of the moat expensive material and make. Aa extremely elegant gown sbe picked out to be burled In, leaving money with instructions tor ber burial In Pros- the taxation or corporations. Most or tbe pect Hill cemetery, Omaha, where shs day waa spent In a discussion of the vart had picked out a lot. A ot." gave sick- ous platform declarations and It was net ness aa tba causa for the suicide. The coroner baa aent tbe body eaaU JTTI N PROGRESS Enpiftmeit Zeior Vapd tt Iru Dnloe, Colombia. Isvohtionarr Foroos Under General Herrera If est Government Troops, REBELS REPORTED TO BE HEAVY LOSERS j Aooorlingto EeporU Seoelrtd at Futm Government Loss is Light AMMUNITION RUSHED TO THE SCENE Loyalists at Panama, Am Dola All In Their 'Power to Assist Men Who Aro Flathtln tor President. PANAMA, Colombia, Aug. 1. The peace commissioners who left here July 29 on the British steamer Cana to visit the revo- lutlonary General Herrera. near Ague Iilce. returned to Panama at noon today Tnc'r Informed the representative of tha Aoclated Press thst they were unable t0 f,,,nn tnMr lBf,on. because ot a ea- Tere engagement between the revolutionary ana government torces ni oeen oa siace ,h" mh- '"'hn the revolutionary forcea at tacked Agaa Dulce. At 6 o'clock tbe best battalion ot the revolutionary forces attacked the govern ment entrenchment with fierce courage. The elaughter of the revolutionists Is aald t0 hT ben excessive and barbaroue. Th,t am" efternoon a white flag waa "'"d ' tbelr camp and they asked for an rmlstlca during which they could bury thelr Tnl wt" "ranted. The loesee ' tn rebel "P to Wednesday, July 80. "ere reported at over zoo, while tne gov ernment forcea bad eight men killed and eleven wounaea. deneral Moreno, one of the peace com missioners who returned today, saya the entrenchmenta at Agua Dulce ara master pieces of military art. At the expiration of the time ot armistice the engagement recommenced with the aame fierceness. N,n government battalions which bad not ,aken pm ,n the flsnt WBre "t"! etng held in reserve laat night. General Salasar, governor of Panama, haa received a letter from Governor General Moarlea Bertl aay. lng be la very enthusiastic aa to the out come and bopea be will win a battle that decide the matter. General Salasar, In turn, la doing everything to help General Bertl. At . m. today he dispatched fur ther supplies of provisions and ammunition for Bertl'a army at Agua Dulce. TROUBLE ABOARD MAYFLOWER Crew of 'President's' Boat Allege 111 treatment and Hnlf Threatens '. to Desert. . '' ' OY8TER BAT, Aug. 1. The feeling ot nnmt atnnna tha rraw nf Mavflnwap. which h.d i.a t been brought to the attention of the preai- AenU Several daya ago he received an inkling ot the troublee. but auppoeed that the cases ot dissatisfaction were aporadle Ma laolated. He had no Idea until today tbat the mem- ment that quite halt ot the 141 men were ready to seize the opportunity to leave the 1 shlD without warning. It Is understood that Mr. Roosevelt will make a personal Investigation ot tbe mat. ter. with a view, it possible, of remedvlna the trouble. Arrangements practically bava been completed for Mayflower'a target prao- tlce In Gardenera' Bay next Wednesday for the prize of $23 tn gold offered by the prealdent. The president and Mra. Roose- I velt will be wltnessea of the event. They I will leave here on Tuesday on Sylph and probably will board Mayflower tbat night. The practice will be conducted under I the usual naval regulations. A target twenty feet wide and elxteen feet high will be placed on a fiat. Mayflower at distance of 1,500 yarda will ateam past an hour. Tbe armament of Mayflower consists of twelve rapid-fire guns, two gunners being assigned to each. Competi tion for tbe prise will be among these twenty-four. Each gunner will have two I opportunities to demonstrate his skill In I Prlods of two minutes each. The gunners ay fiie aa many shots as they care to In those periods, the firing being timed by a t. I ,pm eecona waicn. a careiui record or Try ,no1 nrea wm KeDt- nnner tnKln ln Den record win receive tba I prixe from tho president personally. Concerning tha atorlee of llltreatment of the vessel, said tbla afternoon that the cross exaggeration of the real eltuatloa had appeared In aoma newspapers. He ad- I mttted that there bad been some deser- ons, particularly from the englneer'a de. partment, but there were no more than I might be expected in tbe circumstances. NAME FARGO FOR GOVERNOR Des loernta Con of North Dakota Hold rentloa and Select tnto Ticket. FARGO. N. D., Aug. L The ticket ss- lected by the North Dakota democrats tn atata convention today waa aa follows: Congressmen L. A. Eulan ot Edgeley, L. A. Lovell of Fargo. Governor J. E. Fargo. Lieutenant Governor M. C, Maglnnla of Jamestown. Secretary of State John Quarum of Aber- cromble. Auditor J. F. Morrisoa ot Bottineau. Treasurer Jamea Desmond of Grafton. Attorney General M. J. Barrett of Mlnott. Superintendent of Instruction V. Stev enson of Grand Forka. Commissioner of Insurance 8. A. Wtlson of Batgate. Judge John M. Cochran of Grand Forks. tbe republican nominee tor judge ot tne supreme court, waa indorsed. Tha platform aa act forth tn platforms adopted In tha resubmission of tbe prohibition law; favora I tbe initiative and referendum; defends tha I appeal of tbe fellow servant law and favora I until a late hour tonight that the ticket ' waa completed.