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I:STA1ILISHED-'JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8, 1902 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
Xdward Issues Address to Hii People on
Eve of Coronation.
EXPRESSES GRATITUDE FOR RECOVERY
JelieT that Prayers to Dirino Frovidouc
Hto Been Answered.
PROCLAMATION COMES FROM THE HF.ART
Conoeired and Written by King Himself la
an Autograph Letter.
rOLLOWS TRADITIONS OF THE FAMILY
Vm Laat Observed by Qaeea Victoria
Wkn She Addressed Proal
Messag-a t th
LONDON, Aug. 7. Tb following mmii
from King Edward to hii poopU woo mad
' To my people: On tho v of coronation,
on event which I look upon as on of the
meet solemn and Important of my life, I
am anxious to expreee to my people at
horn and In the colon! and in India my
heartfelt, app -erlatlon of the deep eym-
Salhy they have manifested toward me
urlng a t!m tn my life of such Imminent
danger. The postponement of the corona
tion rreoy, owlntf So my Illness, has
ciuaed, I fear, much Inconvenience and
trouble to all who Intended to celebrate It.
Hut their disappointment haa been borne
fry them with admirable patience and tem
The prayer of my people for my recovery
were heard, and I now offer up my deep
it gratitude to divine Providence for hav
ing preserved my Ufa and given me
strength to fulfill the Important duties
which devolve upon uie aa sovereign of
'this (treat empire.
(Hlaned) EDWARD R, and I.
Hucklnitham palace, Aug. S, 1S0J.
King Ed ward 'a proclamation la personal
and spontaneous expression of his majesty's
failings. It was conceives and written by
himself tn an autograph letter to tho home
secretary, C. T. Ritchie. In addressing this
communication to tho boms secretary, tbo
king lo following the traditions observed
by the late Queen Victoria wben sbo sd
'dreaaed personal messages to tbo nation.
King Edward did not drive out today. A
largs crowd had gathered outside Bucking
'bam palaco In expectation of their m;
ties taking a drive, and tho king, who was'
lunching Id one of tho front rooms of tbo
building, came to a window in full view
of tho people, who cheered him enthusias
tically. . The king bowed bis acknowlege-
, It has been expected that bis majesty
would visit Westminster abbey today, but
with bis secretary, Lord Knollys.
Some rogalla for tho coronation was re
moved today from Buckingham and at St.
James palaces to Westminster abbey, where
Itnlnor rehearaala of tbo coronation cere
mony was held.
The prince of Wales and tbo duk of
'Coonaugbt paid visits of Inspection to tbo
'abbey. ( , ,
An official bulletin Issued today says:
King Kdwnrd bore the 'journey to I.on
don yesterday ' without the l"Bl ' fatigue,"
I Hi timjuiy had a good nlttht and Ih In
excellent health. The wound la practically
A bulletin wilt bo Issued on Sunday next.
Sunday's bulletin will be the laat and It
wllt be issued only with tho object ' of
( iplaclng on record how tbo king bore the
MOT READY FOR THE PUBLIC
Verms of Agreement Between Eng
IUk Government ana Morgan's '
t LONDON, Aug. 7. Replying to tho Houss
of commons today to a request of Lord
Charles Beresford for assurance that no
binding agreement would bo concluded be
,.tten tbo government and the shipping
combination without tbo agreement being
rmfrtai by rai'itts'caat, tha premier, A. J.
I da not thiuk U possibl to negotiate
on this oa any other subject If tho pro
posed terms ate tp be publicly discussed
before the government bas agreed to them.
The government, however, is most anxious
to take the house Into Its confidence at tha
earliest pcsstbl moment " ,
Mr. Balfour'a reply has particular Inter
lost, aa Belfast dispatches today announce
that the government accepted J. P Mor
gan's offer to give the admiralty claim on
11 the combine'! ships. As evidence of the
acceptance, it is stated that the government
baa chartered the Corlntulc, the Brat ship
built for the combine, which has Just been
completed In the Harland ship yarda.-
Inquiries made by a representative of tbo
Associated Trees show that belief la gen
ii ! luol'J. rilul,t ilv.l,u' Cuter prac
tically baa been accepted by the govern
faient. Tho Belfast dispatch may allghtly
anticipate the technicalities required to
eloee the agreement, or may not allow euca
changes Inserted sine tha offer was orig
inally made, but there appears to be little
doubt that the spirit of the scheme la ac
ceptable to tho cabinet. J. P. Morgan &
Co., when asked concerning tho reported
statement, adopted the same noncommittal
attitude a Premier Balfour.
REJECT PROPOSAL OF RUSSIA
Great Britain Heplles tt Considers
Hinlia System an IndU
;Copyrtght, las, by Tress Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Aug. g. (New York World Ca
l!ef tain Special Telegram.) The London
Pally Mall's St. PeUraburg correspondent
says be learns la well Informed circles that
the British government has just replied to
the Itusalao clrcuUr declining to talt any
tart la the proposed conferstc oa the sugar
question and reaffirming Ita reasons for re
garding the regulation by Russia of Its home
.;iir iudus'.ry by a system of Indirect boun
ties. The reply contains ho reference what
ever to the proposal tor a conference oa
trusts In general. The correspondent adds
thut all the other powers ars expected to
v aJopt a similar attitude.
CURRAM URGES AFFILIATION
ralnka 1'adera.taadtaar thonld
Reached Between Werken of
If arena ana America.
LONDON, Au. 7 Prealdent Curraa pre-'
I11 today at Ll.w at the opening of
the annual meeting of the British Trade
I Diana Federation, He urged an under
ataoiilng between the workers of Europe
and America to meet the action of capital.
The memberaMp of tie federally was
reported at tU.ovO.
SOLDIERS EXPEL SISTERS
tnantharlaed Schools Art Closed ay
Officer In rriiet Amid
BREST, .rrance, Aug. 7. Bxeltlng r-eneo
occurred today at tho expulsion of f
ber of staters from their school at
neau, near hero. A special train eonv.
detachments of soldiers to Landernesu,
where a body of gendarmes bad been mo
A large erowd assembled at tha school
and surrounded the soldiers In tbo oquaro
In front of tbo school. When tho commis
sary of police arrived, accompanied by a
locksmith, the people protested vigorously,
shouting: . "Long live tbo slaters and lib
erty!" "Down wltb tho ministry!"
Women tnrew themselves to tbo ground
In front of tho horses of tbo gendarmes.
Tbo commissary ordered tbo sisters to open
the school door. They refused and tho
locksmith picked tho lock and broks tho
windows amid tho denunciations of tbo
Tbo commissary ordered tho sisters to
leave the school, which they did, leading
upon tho arms of tbo townowomea and ac
companied by tho priests and thousands
of people, they marched to a chureh. Where
'.hey sang a hymn. A largo crowd followed
the gendarmes to tbo railroad station.
shouting. "Death to, the locksmith." Tbo
man was protected by tho military.
Similar scenes ars expected In other vil
lages of Flnnlsterro. where tbo decree
against unauthorized schools la to be put
Into execution. A priest at Folgoet urged
women to kneel In front of tbo School In
order to stop tho gendarmes.
Tho soldiers and gendarmes reached Lan
dernesu at 4 o'clock In the morning, but
watchers already had given the alarm. Tho
whole population of tho town waa Intensely
excited and hurried to the school. At one
time wben tho erowd broke through tbo
military cordon, tho commissary ordered the
drums to be beaten thrioe as a preliminary
to charging tho erowd and bloodshed was
Emile VUllera, member Of tbo Chamber
of Deputies for Flnlsterre, who Is a Con
servative, intervened and appealed to tbo
people to be calm. '
Vlcomto Lagatlnalo, leader of tbo opposi
tion, cried: '
"You can arrest me; my ancestor died
on tho scaffold and I deem tt an honor to
bo arrested for this noble cause."
After the expulsion of tho sisters the
erowd again became so threatening that tha
commissary ordered tha troops to charge,
but the Intervention of M. Vllllars Induced
tho people to disperse. A few women were
hurt In the disorder.
Tho commissary at Croien tried to expel
the sisters front a school, but tho gendo
armea were unable to fore their way
through tho crowd and tb attempt was
GIGANTIC FRAUD IS EXPOSED
Pafclla ' I.oeee One Hanaro Million
Dollars In WI14 Cat -,
. . "
LONDON, Aug. T. Tbo efflolal receiver
abnouhces that be haa Issued summonses
against Whltaker Wrlttht and Robert Lo
man to recover tTKO.000 In connection with
she re transactions between tho Brltiah
American corporation hod tb fulled Lon
don at Globe Finance corporation, limited.
lo. tbo aame report tho receiver say that
for the present it is not proposed to prose
cute tho directors of tho London as Glob
comr-any for mtafeasaece. .
The city, however. Is dUplaflng tbo deep
est interest In tho London It Olobo group
of. companies and tho demand that th pub
lic prosecutor act Is Increasingly Insistent.
A special petition has been circulated on
the Stock exchange and signed by many in
fluential men demanding tho prosecution, of
Whltaker Wright, and it is considered that
tho credit of tho city and the Stock Ox
change demands 1 a thorough .Investigation
of the London Globe methods of finance.
Probably the full extent of tb money lott
to tho public by tho company will hover be
known, but financial expert cow eotlmata
It as upward of $100,000,000. Tho flotation
for which Wright waa responsible asgr-
gated foriy-cas, wltb tb fcormoui vbpViai
of 1111,775,000, and wKb few exceptions alt
these companies are either in liquidation.
bavo been absorbed or are defunct, -
What tbo shareholders Will recover from
tho crash can bo imagined from tb an
nouncement thst tbo creditors of th Lon
don A Globe will reoelv ouly t per cent
and that nothing remain for tb hare-
bolder. - '
Th compulsory liquidation of th Lco-
don at Globe Finance corporation, limited,
waa ordered on October 10, 1601,
DELEGATE FOR PHILIPPINES
Mr. Unlet Wew Centtderea t B tha
Man Moat Likely to He
ROME. Aug. 7. The appointment of
papal delegate to the Philippines 11 still
undecided. The only chibi In th situa
tion Is that there la now a greater pros
pect of Mgr. Guldl'e selection.
Mgr. Outdl himself Informed the Asso
ciated Press correspondent todsy that his
nomination bad pot been officially decided
upon as yet.
A dispatch from Rom on A u trust I said
that th delay In naming an apostolio dele
gat for the Philippine was caused by
the deslr of the papal authorities to ap
point an American prelate. This dispatch
said that should the American prelate de
cline tb offer the moat likely candidate
waa Mgr. Guldl. The Italia, oa August
S, said that Mgr. Guidi had been appointed
to the office. '
FLOWERS AT KRUCER'S FEET
Pathetic Incident Oeenra nt Pre-Heer
Exhibition at toe
THE HAGUE, Aug. 7. Former Prealdent
Kruger of the Traasvaat republlo, accom
panied by a number of Boer leaders, visited
the pro-Boer exhibition this morning. He
seated himself opposite th portrait of
th Dutch and French cciubatanta who fell
during the war and as bs sat there young
girls strewed flowers at his feet.
Replying to a speech made by the presi
dent of the exhibition. Mr. Kruger paid a
tribute to th "bray men who aacrlficed
their Uvea ia a disinterested struggl for
He thanked artists of all aatlona for
their unselfish aid in contributing to th
Ponrteen Killea In Explosion.
SA.VTANDAR, Epala. Aug. 7. Aa x
plosion occurred today in an iron works at
Cemerie. near here, destroying five bousea,
killing fourteen perauna and Injuring tuaay
Disaster in Colorado Vio at Bowon tLo
Result of Gas. '
WORK OF RESCUE GREATLY DELAYED
t -ter Hons Blow l anal tn
' Lou ( Lit la There,
'- Entlra Mine la
"' Bo Rained.
PUEBLO. Colo.. AiTg. 7. A apodal to
tb Chieftain from Trinidad say:
A dlaaatrou exploalon at 6:S0 o'clock to
night at No. I mine at Bowen, a small
camp three mile north of this place.
Thirteen live ar known to hav been lost.
Th exact number of men-working on tbo
night shift and .in tbo mine at tb time Is
unknown. Tbo , mine Is worked by the
Vnlon Coal company of Denver aod is a
alopo mine, situated on tho mountain side
and about 400 yard from tb tipple below.
Tbo explosion occurred about 800 feet from
tho mouth of the alope and wa canaed by
Immediately after tb night shift bad
stansd Into tho alope a startling exploalon
occurred, entirely suing the mouth of th
lopo and hking building and breaking
windows for a mil distant.
Owing to th mouth of th stop being
filled th rescuer were delayed for aome
time, but succeeded In reaching part of
th men through an old alope and eight
dead bodies were quickly brought to the
Th mtno i Oiled with gas and amok
and th rescuer ar afraid of after-damp
and ar unable to stay In th mine wore
than a very abort time. Mothers, . wives
and children of tho dead and Imprisoned
miners are almost erased with grief and
th so en presented at the mouth of the
mine la a most pathetic one. Tho known
JAMES HUNTER, machine runner.
TILDEN WINIFRED, colored helper.
MIKE CA8SIDY; blown to piece.
JOB GORDON, colored driller.
JOE BAUCHY, machln runner.
, FRANK CROAT.
- WKLLER ELLIOTT. 1
Th powder house in the mine, usually
containing 1,000 pound pt powder, blew
tip and it I this which caused such great
disaster. ' Th general belief la ' that th
entire mine ha been ruined and if not
it will take month to get it In working
order again. Tb rescuing party ar push
ing forward with all posslbl speed and
before many hour th exact ' number of
live loat and the total amount of damage
can be determined.
BACK AGAIN AT OYSTER BAY
President and Mrs. Roosevelt Retnrn
frona a Short Trig ta
; I "rink.
OT8TER.BAT. N. T., Aug. 7. President
and Mr. Roosevelt arrived at Sagamor
Hill soon after 7 o'clock this morning. Tb
Sylph reached the bay late last night, but
no attempt was made . to land it passen
ger. Tho trip frorn Block Island sound
waa mati without Incident. ' 1 ' '
The president bad a .number of guests at
luncheon today. - Senator Piatt of Connec
ticut, Mr.' Phelpa, secretary to th governor
of Connecticut, and. Mr. Clark of the -Hartford
Courant cam to talk over tho polit
ical altuation in. their tat wltb tb presi
dent. '..:-., , :. :.
Representative Jess Overs treet of In
diana, on of the member of tha congres
sional campaign committee, discussed with
the president tb political situation gen
erally, so far aa it relate to tbo eongree
tonal election in tha fall. Ha talked to
tb prealdent, too, regarding tb latter'
propoaed visit to Indiana In September.
8enator Stewart of Nevada discussed'
briefly with tha president som western
matter in which he i interested. Other
present wsr Jama S. Clarkaon of Iowa,
Repreaentative Jamea 8. Sherman and
Luclen N. LIttauer ' of Now Tork and
former Stat Senator John Laugbl in of
Buffalo. : V
DEMOCRATS JJAME TICKET
Gears; J. Seek ' Chosen gov Demo
' emtio- Standard Bearer la
' ! Wyoming;.
DENVER, Aug. 7. A special to tho Now
from Rawlins, Wyo., says:
Tb democ ratio state convention today
nominated tbo following ticket:
Governor George T. Back, Big Horn
Congressman Charles P. Clemens, Carbon
eounty. ...... ,
Bee rotary of State ;D. B. Btlckney, Al
Treasurer Colonel I. Hunter, Laramie
, Auditor W. Dean Hayes, .Big Horn
Superintendent of Public Instruction Mrs.
Delaro, Albany county.
All nominations were by acclamation. No
nomination wa mad for Justice of th su
preme court, but a resolution endorsing
C. N. Porter, tb republican nominee, failed
of adoption. 1
The platform adopted favor tb election
Of United State senator, compulsory arbi
tration of labor disputes, municipal own
ership of public utliltiea, strengthening of
the power of the. Interstate Commerce
commission, prohibition of the acceptance
of free transportation by publto official and
SINGER'S CASE DISMISSED
Writ of Mandaun Atjataet Colorado
Knel Concern Denied by Jasgt
DENVER. Colo.. Aug. 7. Judge Jchnsoa
today dismissed the suit of Arthur J. Singer
against the Colorado Fuel ft Iron company
for. a writ of mandamus to compel th
company to permit an inspection of its
The court yeeterday auatained - tho de
murrer lo tb,o complaint on th ground
that all th director of th company ahould
hav been made defendant to th suit and
today after hearing arguments refused th
plaintiff lev to CI aa amended com
plaint. Counsel for Singer took exceptions to tbo
decision and asked for ninety days to pre
pare aa appeal.
MAY BE THE TRATnTrOBBER
Man Arrested at St. Panl on Charge
of Holdlna t n Bar.
ST. PAUL, Aug. 7. Deputy sheriffs to
night areeUd a man who gave his nam a
Georg McKenaon, oa suspicion of being one
of the net who held up the Burllngloa train
near Savannah. 111., Monday night Tha sus
pect waa arrested wben be arrived tonight
oa a Chtoao Great Wtrn train.
RATE ON LIVESTOCK1 IS CUT
Kaneaa City and Sowefcweet Gets the
Benefit, hat Omaha 'Take
, Old Ro4.
CHICAGO. Aug. 7. (Special Telegram.)
Tb weatern freight 'tat altuation devel
oped Into a atato of open war oday wben
th 8anta F gave notice that; beginning
next Monday, that company i would carry
livestock between Chicago and Kaunas City
for 11 cents per 100 pounds. .'This Is a cot
of lift centa, and 1 th lowest rat given
on livestock since 189!,- when! ther was a
altuation similar to the one (now existing
and when tb livestock rats' between th
river and Chicago went to it eent. Offi
cial of the Santa Fo took no action
regarding packing nous producta and
dressed meats. Th full purpose of the
Santa F is not disclosed, but It la pro
fumed, however,, that the main purpos la
to take livestock away from! Kansas City
and bring it to Cbtcaao. Other Chicago
Kansas City roada will be jcompelled to
follow tha rate, and it I had to see bow
the Great Western can avld doing o.
Chicago-Omaha Una hav lot com to a
decision regarding action nectesary to take
to offset th Great Western jrnov. So tar
none of those road hav seek fit to plac
Omaha on a parity wltb Kannis City. They
now bar th problem of what to do with
livestock rate, added to thru gist of put
1. ' ,
Tb Santa F livestock rat will affect
th tariff from points far east of Kansas
City to Chicago a th rate from all interior
point will bo no more than tb through
rate to Chicago. Other lln. from Kaneaa
City to get livestock to Chicago will bavo
to meet tb la out and under the rulings of
tho interstate commission these competing
line will be compelled to make tbo same
rata from . other points along tha river,
or in Missouri river territory that they
make from Kaneaa City. j
SHOWS UNUSUAL STRENGTH
Activity f Lontarlllo ft Xaahvllle
'. Gives Rise to a Variety of '
NEW YORK, Aug. - 7. The unusual
Strength and activity of Louisvlll & Nasb
vlll share today gav rise to a variety
of rumors, tb substance of which waa
that tbo trouble which grew out of th at
tempt to corner the atock last spring bad
been settled in a way-satisfactory to all
concerned. 1 These rumor were confirmed
in part by persona in authority, but noth
ing, like a definite statement on the sub
ject wa obtainable. . August Belmont,
chairman, of th. Louisville ft Nashville
road, and Samuel Spencer, president of th
Southern, railway, conferred with repre
aentativea of J. P. Morgan ft Co. .during
tho day and the return of John W. Gates,
counted with hla nrotracted visit; fa Map.
gan ft' Co.' office, were regarded aa of
mora than passing importance.
Tbo atory most persistently circulated
waa that Morgan ft Co. are believed to
bold 150,000 shares of Louisville ft Nash
ville stock, for which they paid 1130, ac
cording to report, have concluded to buy
tho Harris-Gate holdings, entlmated at
omethlce like 100,000 share at S1&0.
Questioned en this point's member of
th Morgan firm said; .
- "Wi are not in a posltiom.io say -anything
about Louisville .ft Kbs vllle,- 'bat
there are no different and ther will be
Coincident with the movement in Louis
ville ft Nashvlll was tb aharp rise In
Illlnol Central, Hocking Valley Issues and
Nashvlll 'ft Chattanooga. So far. a eur
face indication went nothing developed to
connect the movement in these stock with
th ' reported aettioment In Louisville ft
Naahvlll. - x
DETAILS ARE MADE ; PUBLIC
Deal by Which 'Frisco Seenree Coa
trol of Chicago A Eastern Rail,
NEW YORK, Aug. 7. Detail of the deal
by which the St, Louie ft San Francisco rail
road secured control of the Chicago ft East
ern Illinois road were formally announced
today in a ctroular letter sent to tho share
holdera of tbo laat named railroad. - Tbo St.
Loula ft San Francisco offered in exchange
tor th preferred stock of Chicago ft East
ern Illinois $150, with quarterly dividends
of 1150. Common atock of .tho Chicago ft
Eastern Illinois, St. Louis ft Ban Francisco
w.111 deliver trust certificate for a corre
sponding number of share at the rate of
250 for each share of atock, , with semi
annual dividends of $5.
Both th common and preferred certifi
cate, will b laaued under trust agreement
wltb tb Colonial Trust company and will
b aecured under agreement. Tb holder
of Chtcago ft Eastern Illinois are given
until September 15 to deposit their shares.
Tho 'Frisco road, ' it ia understood, bas
practically control of a largo majority in
terest, ao th uccea of U plan 1 vir
tually assured. i
Accompanying tb circular latter to Chi
cago ft Eastern Illinois stockholder la a
statement aigned by tb dominant Interests
of that property H. H. Poor. Henry Bel
bert. Flower ft Co. and Georg ft Ball to
the effect that th offer of tb St. Loula
ft San Franclaco road la believed to be an
advantageous one. ,
CHANGES IN ROCK ISLAND
O. A. "Ratboriord Mad Division Paa
aenajerr Agent for Nebraska, with
Hendqaartera In Omaha.
TOEPEKA. Kan, Aug. 7. Wltb th re
moval ' of the general passenger office of
th' Rock Island system from Topeka to
Kansas City on August 10, a change baa
been decided upon in tb passenger traffic
management for Kanaa, Nebraska and
A. E. Cooper of Portland, Or., la mad
division passenger agent for Kansas, head
quarters at Topeka; C. A. Rutherford, dl
vlalon passenger Bert for Nebraaka, head
quarters at Omaha, and R. S. Ray, general
agent ai Denver. Theae officers will re
port to Assistant General Passenger Agent
Thompaon at Kansas City.
CONFERENCE IN THE WOODS
Hew York Politician Arrange Matter
While Tahlaar OatlnT ta th
NEW YORK, Aug . 7. On Monday next
Senator Piatt la to be th guest of his
son it Racquette lake and Governor Odell
la it atay wltb Lieutenant Governor
Woodruff at the latter'a camp tn the Adl
roadacks. Chairman Dunne of tb state committee
and 6th era have been invited to participate
la the conference which will tak plac
In th 'northern woods and final arraag
ments ar expected to 'be mad for th
omlng republican suit cfaavaaUQ
SET. ASIDE SALE OF LANDS
Inspector Keporta Collusion Among Bidden
for Omaha Indian Eaaltj.
-a I, i n
LAND OFFICE OFFICIALS NOT IMPLICATED
Register and Receiver at O'Neill Or
' dered to Hold an Inaalry and aa
Interesting Tint 1
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7. (Special Tele
gram.) S. O. Ruby, an Inspector of tbo
Department of the Interior, who waa aent
to O'Neill, Neb., for th purpos of In
vestigating charge made in relation to tb
at of certain isolated tracta of land in
the Omaha Indian reservation that wer
old at th O'Neill land office on May 4,
ha submitted hi report to th secretary
of the Interior. - Mr. Ruby finds that a
combination waa formed between prospec
tive bidder and that a fund waa raised
to pay certain other prospective hinder
to refrain from bidding upon tbo lata.
That instead of implicating tha register
and receiver of the. O'Neill land office with
tho ale, a alleged in on of two populist
papers In Nebraska, Inspector Ruby acquits
them of any complicity whatever and en
dorses tb recommendation of the register
and receiver of tho O'Neill land office that
th sale be set aside, in view of the col
lusion, which on th face of the returns Is
apparent Acting Secretary Ryan of, tb
Interior department, after a review of In
spector Ruby' report, immediately ordered
that a public hearing b granted those
persona who wer unable to bid at tb al
and directed that th register and receiver
abould bold an open court for tb purpos
of Inquiring Into th matter and that eald
register and receiver ahould be empowered
to act a time and place for auch public
bearing and that persona interested in tho
ale ahould hav th right t be represented
Thla letter went to the O'Neill land
office today. In view of Inapeetor Ruby'a
report It la said hat there will be Inter
esting pro.-eedl;r,s at O'Neill when tb In
quiry as to those connected with th re
cent sale of Omaha landa la begun. Tho
register and receiver of th O'Neill office
are ordered to also notify th general land
offlc when the hearing la to take place.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 7. (Special Tele
gram.) BIda wer opened today by th
supervising architect of th treasury-, for
plaater models for the United States poat-
offlc building at Creston, Ia. There were
four bidders as follows: Jama F. Earley.
Washington, $520; Q. W. Loughagen. New
York, $562; Boyd ft Shearer, Baltimore,
$873; J. Frank Whitman company, Wash
ington, 665. '
. B. Bean baa been appointed postmaster
at mensnaw, Taylor eounty, la,. Tic Jamea
Th post office at Sparta, Knox eounty,
Neb., haa been moved three miles north-
woat, with Joseph V. Holecek, postmaster.
The comptroller of tho ourrency haa ap
proved tho Merchants' National bank of
St Loul a reserve agent for tb City
National bank of Lrncoln, Neb. ,.
. Frank D. Simon of Avoca, N. Y.j baa been
appointed a teacher at the Winnebago In
dian school, Nebraaka, . , -
E. T. M O.Arthur. . superintendent of tbo
Stsaeton Indian school. South Dakota, bas
been transferred and appointed auperlfitond
ent and aoUng Indian agent at Fort Lapwal,
Idaho. " . " - . 1 .
Th contract for carrying tho mall from
Scbell. to Moomaw, Sheridan county,. Neb.,
haa been awarded to D. G. Blair of Scbell
and from Barnes to Oneska, Ia.. to Q.'Gra-
bajn of. Barnes., .....
O'BRIEN IS IN CUSTODY
Corporal Arreated oa' Chare of Per
Jnry In Testimony Before Phll
. NORTH ADAMS. Ms., Aug. 7. Follow
ing tb arreat of Corporal Richard O'Brien
at hla horn here after midnight laat night
on' tho charge, of perjury in hla testimony
befor tha aenat commute on. the Philip
pine It waa decided by tb United Statea
authorlttea to tak the soldier to PlttsBeld
for a hearing befor United Statea Commts-
Tho start for Piltsfleld was mads during
th forenoon.. i
From- the moment of arreat O'Brien waa
kept continuously under the eye of tho
Washington -detective who. took tho cor
poral into custody under authority of a
benob ' warrant of the supremo court of
the. District of Columbis.
PITTS FIELD, Mass., . Aug. 7.A brief
bearing was given Corporal O'Brien before
United States Commissioner Wood,' her this
afternoon, th charge being perjury. After
consultation of counsel, the case was post
poned until tomorrow to await soma definite
settlement aa to . ball. 'O'Brien's, father
waa tb only person present at tha bear
ing beside bis officials and counsel. After
the postponement, th defendant waa taken
to the house of correction here," where ba
will remain until tomorrow's hearing.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 7. R. T. O'Brien,
formerly corporal of Company M, Twenty
sixth infantry,- waa indicted by tb grand
jury her laat Monday, but tb proceed
ing wer kept secret, pending his arrest
The action la baaed on teatlmony given
before the aenat committee oa tb Phil
ippine, May If last, in . which h Severely
arraigned the. moral conduct of certain offi
cers and enlisted . men.
Bene tor Lodge, chairman of th com
mittee, shortly after the testimony, called
the attention of the attorney general to
O'Brien's tatmnta and United States Dis
trict Attorney Gold was directed to In
vestigate.' Tb cas waa then given to th
O'Brien will probable- be tried in tb
criminal court her early tn tho autumn
and Dlatrtct Attorney Gold will personally
conduct tb cas for th government,.
The wltnaese named in tb indictment
are: Fred McDonald, captain. Company H,
Twenty-atxtb Infantry; Frank A. Cook, ma
jor of the aame regiment, and Charlea B.
Riley. The Indictment ae. forth that
O'Brien, In hie testimony, "awore, declared
and depoael falsely, corruptly, knowingly.
y maliciously and contray to bla oath, to tell
Movement ( Ocean Vessels, Ana. T.
At IJverpool Arrived: New Fngland,
from Uoton via Queenatown: Majestic,
from New York. Sailed: lllreon, for Hue
ton via Queenatown; Canadian, fur New
At Rotterdam Sailed: Rotterdam, for
New York via Iiologne Bur ater, and sailed
from latter port.
At tjueenstown Sailed: Teutonic, for
New York; Noordland. for PhliadelpMa.
Arrived: New fengland. from Boston, .for
At New York Balled: Ia Bretagne, for
Havre: Ko-iilen Lulne, for Hrernen via
Cherbourg. Arrived: tierinaalc, from Liver
pool. At Plymouth Arrived: Columbia, from
At Hong Kong Balled: Emprre of China,
fur Victoria ani Vancuuvar Via Shanghai
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
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SICKNESS IN PHILIPPINES
Handreds Dl from Cholora la Island
and Epldotnlo I an th '
WASHINGTON. Aug. 7. Surgeon Gen
eral ForwooA today received a report from
Lieutenant Colonel P. F. Harvey. chief
aurgeon of the division of th Philippines,
giving a detailed account of tb health of
the troops in those island for tha month
ended June 15 last. The report how a
considerably increase in percentage of alck,
aa compared with th previous month. In
south Philippines sickness haa Increased
in quarters station hospital and depart
ment hospital, but, the report ssys, th
reason for this cannot b Indicated at this
Cholera baa attacked two officers, sixty
two Americans and on native aoldler.
Most of these esses occurred in Laguna
and Batangas. . Th cause in the majority
of instanoea baa been tho drinking of In
fected water, and a few cases were duo to
food, contaminated either by handling or
In Samar and Leyt aom case are re
ported, but th disease has not ' spread
widely. In tho Camarlnes tb epidemto
seem to have been stamped out, but in
Laguna and Batangaa and adjacent parte
of th province of Tayabaa cholera haa
apread In virulent epidemic form, many
casea baring occurred without report.
Outalde of Manila a total of 5 967 case
have been reported, with 4.290 death. In
th city ther hav been 1,350 cases, with
1,100 deaths. Colonel Harvey says that
the additional demand upon medical offi
cers haa been met in the most satisfactory
manner. Th report says tho people In
the small town ar very ignorant. They
conalder cholora a visitation of providence
and cannot be Induced to tak proper pre
During tho month covered by th report
the total alck was J,265, being 7 per cent
of th command present, 11,060, and during
the earn period there were seventy-nine
deaths. Including thirty-seven cholera and
one killed in action.
ARRANGE ALL PRELIMINARIES
Stata Department Prepare for Bab
mlaaloa to Arbitration' of Plna
'' . Fsind Clalaa Cas.'.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7. All th prelimi
naries hav been arranged at. th Stat de
partment for submission to arbitration at
Th Hague of th Plua fund claims case.
Tb arbitrators for th United States ara
Sir Edward Fry of England, formerly chief
justice of th court of appeala of England,
aijd F. . Do Martens of Russia, the well
known authority in International law. Mex
ico has selected as her arbitrators Pagano
Gualna Chill, a Judge cf th court pf cas
eation of Italy, and i Savorhln Lohman, a
V.'dge of tb highest Court In Holland. Thee
four men will select an umpire to act In
cas of a ti. Tb arbitration tribunal will
meet at The Hagu on September 1.
Th American party will consist of Judge
William L. Fenlleld, solicitor" of th Stat
department, who will act a tha eounsel for
the United Statea: Jak
agent for th United Statea; Walter 8. Pen-
peia ana Henry v. Arrnes, assistant counael
tor tb United State; Mist Margaret M.
Hanna. crlvat secrets rv to Aaalatant (tan.
retary Ade, translator of Spanish; and Miss
Ll. in. jjarains, stenographer, w. B. Pen
field will act aa disbursing officer of th
riliAtlnn. TT mtA Vf r 1pm mi will --11
from New York Saturday next to arrange for
accommodation at The Hagu of th re
mainder of tb party, who will -leav New
York on tb 14th Inst
SHAW INSTITUTES . REFORMS
Secretary of Treasury Makes i Investi
gation of Practices of 'De- '
partntent In Past.'.
WASHINGTON, Aug, 7. Secretary Shaw
ia making a careful and close study of tb
practice of tb Treasury department along
a number of lias and ia determined to
institute reforms where justice or good
business principle seem to require them.
He mad an important rulibg today rela
tive to readmlaslon to this country of ar
ticles of foreign productiofi which had one
been Imported and duty paid thereon at
the t'.m of .th original importation.
After careful consideration tb ecretary
ha decided that the privilege of free re
entry may ba properly accorded to all
articles f foreign manufacture or produc
tion under proper aafeguarda for tha pro
tection of th revenue, provided the arti
cle so admitted shall not have been ad
vanced in value or Improved in condition
while abroad. Th articles should be reg
istered with full description at the custom
bouse on exportation and a certificate Is
sued to the owner, and on their return they
must be fully Identified as tb artlclea ex
ported. Th secretary bas Issued Instruc
tions to tb collector of customs at New
York in connection with this decision.
Heretofore th .department haa held that
no matter bow many time an article of
foreign manufacture was brought into this
country It must pay duty each time.
BUTCHER'S ELECT OFFICERS
Convention Adjofcrn After Canelnd.
!nar Bslnea Session, to Meet
Anala la Washington.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7. The convention
of the Retail Butchers and Meat Dealers'
Protective association adjourned today to
meet in thla city on tb first Monday In
October of next year. The following offi
cers wer elected:
President, Wtlllsm O. Wagner. New York
City; first vice prealdent, James A. Hoff
man, Washington second Vic prealdent,
M. B. Gardner, Savannah, Oa.; secretary, D.
J. Haley, Troy, N. 'Y.; treasurer, George F.
Kellogg, Hartford, Conn; aergeant-at-arma,
P. C. Jennlnga, Watertown. N. Y.; outside
guard, Joaepb F. Ansel!, Merlden, Conn.;
trustees, Ira Vf. Bllllman, Danbury, Conn.;
H. Meyer, Brooklyn, and Georg J. Htller,
Tb convention adopted a resolution In
structing th various local bodies' to take
measures to promote the election of mem
ber of congreaa who will favor the elimina
tion of the tariff on cattle and livestock.
A resolution denouncing the so-called
beef trust In general terms waa rejected by
the committee oa pulley, to which it waa
FAITH IN PRESIDENT
Catholics Tesl Adrainittratioa r7111 Act
Tairlj with Triaii ia Thilippinss.
RESOLUTIONS EXPRESS CONFIDENCE
Belistad that Eooserelt "Will Perform His
Duty Under ths Oonititutisn.
UNFAVORABLE REPORTS ARE CONDEMNED
Desire cf Federated Societies to Cos that
Government Understands Question.
SYMPATHY EXTENDED TO THE FRIARS
Sapport Pledred Them a Anaerlena
Cltisen In Upholding Hands of
Government In Determination
to Them Get Jnatle.
C.WCAOO. Aug. T. Th tamper of th con
vention of tb Federated Catholic Societies
relative to th Philippine question was put
to tho teat at th closing session today.
John T. Keating, a national officer of the
Hibernian, offrd a ausbstitut resolution
for thos previously brought befor th
meeting. Mr. Keating proposed that th del
egatea dismiss th friar and th Philippine'
school questions with a mer expression of
satisfaction with the manner In which th
aubject la being bandied by the Vatican and
the administration. When a motion on th
subject waa put there was but on afflrma
tlv vot, and that on waa Keating'. Th
convention? then adopted th following reeo-'
lut.lon on tb subject:
W hereby express confidence that Hon.
Theodora Roosevelt, president of !) l'nWd
8t ten, will perform, hie duty under the
constitution and laws, and ou? Arm belief
that he will InMltute a rinld Judicial In
quiry Into any abuses by vrrtordtnate gov
ernment olHolals la our territorial poiee
Jlons and promptly rectify such abuses.
We are especially confident thst In his
dealings with the serious problems ariulng .
In the Philippine Islands, property and uer
eonal rights guaranteed by treaty, laws nJ
constitution will be faithfully aafeguarded
and protected. .
K.?0l?e' That w tend to th friars
In the Philippines our fullest sympathy In ,
this, their hour of trial; that w appreciate
the value of their services In the cause of
religion and humanity; that we pledpa
them our aupport aa American oitlsen in
upholding- the hands of our government In
ks determination to ee that they ara
treated with that common Justice that be
longs to all who enjoy the protection of the
Resolved. That this federation congratu
late the Vatican and the American govern
ment on the position attained In the nerot.
atlnrta regardlnr the queatlona which have
arisen In the Philippines, and we express
our full confidence thst these negotiation
will be continued until a Just and amicable
solution shall ba obtained.
Confldeaca In Administration. '
Conflldenc in tb administration to do
tb right thing In th matter of the Spanish
friar landa in the Philippine and as to ed
ucation in tb Insular passesslons waa the
tenor of th dlacussion at tb morning ses
sion of the convention of tb American Fed
eration of Catholic.
Th resolution on th Philippine waa'
spoken to by a number Of prominent cler
ical and lay delegates, in particular by '
Fether O'Relily, the Angugllrilen friar, who
called upon President Rooeovwlt some time '
ago as a representative of th order to lay
th Catbollo view of th question befor
him. . . .
. Bishop Mesamor and McFaul ana AI
phonse Koeble of New York also addressed
the convention on tho question. Father
O'Reilly eald bs thought b voiced the sen
timent of tbo convention- when he aald it
waa tha plac of the federation to enlighten
th government, aa to tb tru altuation in
Men, be aid, whoa duty it waa to inform
the administration impartially bad been
blind to true condition. How, then, was
ther to be official knowledg of th Cath
olic, view of th matter unless this conven
tion let the government know bow Catho-,
lies in general stood on the matter. Onco
Inform th president and th Department
of State, be aald, and there could bo no pos
sible doubt that federal officials could co
operate with tb Vatican without friction
to tho amlcabl aattlcment of tb contro
Tho convention decided not to Send dele
gate to tb Catholio antl-salnon conven
tion at Washington, D. C, an December SO,
but passed resolutions endorsing temper
anca. . ,
Sympathy . for tha Friars, .
After further discussion the resolution on
the Philippine question embodying word
of sympathy and support for tbo friars, con
fidence In the United Statea government
and respect for Its attitude toward Catholio
questions and condemnation of tha unfa
vorable reports circulated about the 'riars, -waa
Other resolutions regretted th pret
circumstance surrounding th Indian
schools and pledged actlv and moral aup
port In remedying the conditions. Ths es
tablishment of Catholio high school where
over practicable waa advocated; sympathy
waa axpreeaed for the Catholics in , Franc
in their present tioubloa and suitable recog
nition was taken of th deaths of Arch
bishop Faehan and Corrigan.
Atlantic City was chosen aa th meeting
plac of th convention in th third week of
July. 190 J. .
Th election of officers resulted In few
change. The officers are:
T. B. Mlnahan, Columbus, 0., president;
uuu.o ... .. ui. , ,,vt- . u i n , uibv tu ,
president; F. B. Klerce, fian Francisco. ee
end vlo president; Daniel Duffy, Fenasyt
vanla, third vice president; Anthony F. Me
tric, Cincinnati, secretary; II. J. Fries, Erie,
Pa., treasurer; Chris O'Brien, Chicago, mar
shal. Doard of directors: M. P. Money,
Ohio; Ntrholas Oonnor, Iowa; J. H. Rlordan,
Indiana; Thomas Cannon, Chicago Dr. Fow
lsr, Kentucky;' F. P. Immskus, Pennsyl
vania; D. F. Galvln, Vermont.
TROYSTEEL PLANT IS SOLD
Disposed of at Anetloa to M. Laal
Maa for BiB,OoO to Satisfy
ALBANY, N. Y.. Aug. 7. The plant of th
Troy Steel company was sold todayt ane
tloa by direction of th supreme court to
satisfy a judgment obtained by th Guaran
tee Trust company of New York, as trusts
of tha bondholder. Th property Included
tb mortgaged premises and all property
righta, interests snd franchises controlled
by the company. A. F. Donlvan ot Bt.
Louis waa ths successful bidder at tS2S,(KK.
Mr. Donlvan aald that bs did not cars tj
disclose who bis principals are, but atatsd
tbat ths plant would be operated again
within a short time.
The Troy Steel company bed a capital
of 12,000,000 and was backed principally by
the Wltbebees of Port Henry, H. II. Roberts
of tbs Standard Oil company and X P
Morgan are euppoaed to bsve bad aa luter
est in ths plant. .
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