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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNJ; 19, 1871.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 19, 1902-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
SCHWAB MAY RETIRE
JTregident of Great Eteel Trait Will Give Up
ILL HEALTH SAID TO BE THE CAUSE
Steadily Attended hj Physician! and He
Visitors Allowed to Bte Him.
STRENUOUS LIFE P.10VES TOO MUCH
'Will Seek Borne Quiet Hook in Foreign
'PRESIDENCY MAY GO TO JAMES GAYLOR
I Now First Vice President of Tor
poratlon and Has Chanco to Sea
ear Coveted Office to Be
LORETTA, Pa., Aug. 18. President
Charles M. Schwab of the United Btatrs
Bteel corporation has accepted the advice
of hli phjrilctana and derided to retire In
definitely from an active business life. He
will leave America to seek some quiet
Book in a foreign clime, where not an
echo of the strenuous life he has led can
reach him. Thla Information Is authentic.
Dr. Golden never leaves the Schwab home
nd the exact nature of hie patient's Illness
cannot be learned through him.
Mr. Schwab Is not confined to his bed,
but spends much of his time on the wide
veranda, which affords fresh air and a
weeping view of the mountain slope. He
'Is always with hie wife or his physician.
The strange part of Mr. Schwab's illness
Is that he la always within view of those
who call at his house, yet he will not
allow any person to approach him.
Heretofore the visitors to the Schwab
'.home were greeted with a hearty welcome
and a vigorous handshake. Now the visitor
is met at the entrance and told that Mr.
Bcbwab cannot be seen. . Intimates of the
family receive the aame message and none
has been able to converse with President
Schwab slnco he came back to hta home.
Kt.'vri Are Badly Strained.
The people of this town, who still call
him "Charlie" because of their early and
Intimate acquaintance with him, are dis
cussing his prospective departure. They
'know he Is a sick man and are relieved
that he will spend possibly a year In an
effort to regain bis health.
The presence of sisters belonging to the
fWAap nf Marry In his home dav and nlaht
'since Thursday waa another Indication of
Illness. The nuns were the only visitors,
hut It is generally known they are nursing
the man who has so many times befriended
them and their institutions.
The knowledge of the people of Loretto
is that Mr. Schwab Is going away some
where. His destination will be kept a se
cret, and be will do nothing but seek health
until hla nerves have been restored to their
normal condition and his mind fully re
lieved of the great strain resulting from so
many business cares.
It waa after learning that his health waa
' very had and that he Intended to devote a'
year's time to recuperation that a corre
spondent passed into the grounds leading
to the palatial home on the mountain top.
Mrs, Schwab said that her husband would
rot see any person and had not been re
ceiving visitors for several days.
Mr. Schwab eat on a couch within hear
ing of voices. A paper waa before hla eyes.
' He exhibited no Interest and made no at
tempt to move.
Business associates, it is said, have met
with a similar reception during the last
two days. Mr. Schwab has been directed
by the doctors to rid his mind of all busi
ness carea, and he is obeying the orders
Inquiry from people who have conversed
with the Schwabs fully corroborated the
atory that he intends to retire from active
business life. His friends, however, deny
that if he leaves the United States Steel
corporation it will be at the dictation of
ny person other than himself.
Raraora as to Saeeeasor.
NEW YORK. Aug. 18. The retirement of
Charles M. Schwab from tho preeldency of
the United States Steel corporation is now
commonly accepted aa determined upon,
notwithstanding recent official denials and
present leluctance la official quarters to
confirm the report.
Prealdent Schwab's Impaired health is the
reason for tbls action. In well Informed
quarters It la believed that hla retirement
will be followed by extensive changes in
the membership of ths' organisation. The
aucceaslon to the presidency is a matter of
surmise only and If it had been decided no
Information can be had on the subject.
But there are many positions of choice
In the United States Steel corporation now
held by persons who are there on account
of personal ties with Mr. Schwab and who
remained with the corporation from a de
votion to his interests, growing from former
association in the Carnegie company.
It has been reported that the prealdency
kvould pass to James Oaylor, the first vice
president of ths corporation. Other rumors
.have pointed to H. C. Prick.
BAD WRECK ON "ITg FOUR
o One Killed, bat Several Persona
Are Badly Injured la the
PEORIA. 111.. Aug. 18. Big Pour passen
ger train No. 4. due in thla city from In
dianapolis at 6:60 o'clock this morning, was
wrecked at Rising station, a fsw miles west
of Champaign, about 4 o'clock, and the en
gineer and fire-man badly injured. The In
Henry Qorham, engineer, residence In
dianapolis; bad acalp wound and Jaw
broken; not aerlous.
- W. H. Parrlah, fireman, residence In
'dlanapolts; burned badly and la serious
, A postal clerk in the mall car waa thrown
lagalnst an Iron mall pouch rack and slightly
UNION FIGHTS BOOK FIRM
Organised Labor at Topeka riles Salt
. te Prevent American Book Cent
a ay (runs Filling; Coatraet.
TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 18. The Central
labor union of Topeka has filed suit agalnat
tbs American Book company to prevent the
company from carrying out Its contract to
auply the schools of Kansas with textbooks.
The union allege ths' the company uaed un
Rfl.r B" In aeeurlna; (ha contract end
that It is organised in opposition to the
anti-trust law. . The probate court iasued aa
Injunction against the company to hold un
til the district court could pass on the mailer.
INHABITANTS STAY ON GUARD
Determined Realetnnre In Villages of
Brittany to Attempt at Clos
ing; the Heaoola.
BREST, France. Aug. 18. The attempt
made by the authorities today to close,
the sisters' schorls at Ploudanlel, Folgoet
and St. Meen, the last villages In Brit
tany where unauthorized schools were
still open. Is meeting with a determined
The Inhabitants were en, guard through
out the night and the y i waa sounded
when the approach of x ', -darmes and
troops waa signalled et -k in the
morning. At Ploudanlel, In e. f r heavy
fall of rain, a crowd numbl.v -ral
thousand people replied with how, e
summons of the police commissaries,
the ringing of church bells drowned
voices of the officials. N .
When an attempt was made to force tho
strongly barricaded door It failed, the
defenders meanwhile crying "Judaa" and
alnglng Breton hymns, mingled with
cheers for liberty and shouts of "Down
with Combs." The commissaries tried
to attack the school by the garden wall,
which they ordered the soldiers to breach.
This waa done In tbs midst of showers
of filth and mud from the defenders, who
manned the breach, armed with clubs,
and prevented the commissaries from pen
etrating Into the garden. The soldiers
attempted to scale the wall with the aid of
a pile of faggots, but the defenders deluged
the faggots with petroleum and set them
on fire, whereupon the commissaries and
troops drew off amidst cheers for liberty
and for the sisters.
At St. Meen the sitters were expelled
and the school was tlosed after a two
hours' struggle, during which a' police
commissary waa wouofed.
After the repulse at the garden wall of
the school at Ploudanlel the commissaries
decled to await reinforcement. In the
meantime Senator Plchon and Counselor
Oeneral Soublgou persuaded the defenders
of the school to open the door. After this
had been done the Sisters walked to the
church and were given an ovation by the
crowd. The commlaaaries entered the
school and made an Inventory of the prop
erty. They then sealed the doors. In the
course of the rioting the gendarmes were
slightly injured. The leading Inhabitants of
Ploudanlel have taken the expelled Sisters
to tbelr homes. Similar though less vio
lent scenes attended the cloaing of the
achools and the expulsion of the Sisters at
Polgoet and St. Meen.
PARIS. Aug. 18. The Tempo says Com
mandant Leroy Ladurlo of the Nineteenth
Infantry, who refused to obey an order to
aid In cloaing unauthorised schools, has
been placed under arrest.
The councils general throughout Prance
heran their atttlnew today. Many nf them
have already voted congratulations to Pres
ident Lou bet and Premier Combes oa
the application of the law of associations.
Others have adopted protests against ths
closing of unauthorized congregatlonist
schools, in which they ask for the return
of the Sisters.
At Quimper. in Plnisterr. several thnn.
sand peasants and others from all parts
oi me department assembled todsy and
presented a petition in favor of the re.
tentlon of the Sisters. The council general
adopted this petition by thirty-five votes to
two. A counter demonstration at Qutmper
resulted in rioting," in which several per
sons were slightly Injured.
Premier Combes has been elected presi
dent of the council general of the depart
ment of Charent Inforieur by thirty-three
votea to one.
NAVAL DISPLAY IN SOLENT
Torrents of Rain and Gale, However,
Drive the Spectator from
the Sea Front.
LONDON. Aug. 18.-The naval maneuvers
In the Solent today were marred by the
weather. Torrents of rsln and half a gale
of wind drove the epectators from the sea
front and it 'was noon Instead of 10 o'clock
when the royal yacht Victoria and Albert
left Cowes and took King Edward through
the lines of the fleet.
Subsequently an array of battleships and
cruisers, to the number of. nearly eighty,
formed In two colmuns and passed on either
side of Victoria and Albert. All the war
vessels manned ship aa they passed the
The evolution of the fleet had to be
curtailed in consequence of the weather
rendering the proposed difficult "gridiron"
movement dangerous. Tbe flotilla of torpedo
boat destroyers, escorting the king, pitched
In such a way that they looked from a
distance like a shoal of porpoises playing
around the royal yacht, Victoria and Albert
returned to Cowes at about o'clock and
the fleet dispersed to take up Its usual
SHIP IMPRISONED IN THE ICE
Cannot Proceed and Antarctic Eipe.
dltloa 'Will Continue Joarney to
( Swath Polo la Sledge.
ROME, Aug. 18. The Buenos Ayrea cor
respondent of the Secolo cables that further
news haa been received there of the
Nordenskjold antarctic expedition. Ths
vessel is Imprisoned In the Ice and prepa
rations had been commenced to proceed In
dog sledges. The health ,of tbe members
of ths party was excellent.
The expedition Is headed by Prof. Otto
Nordenskjold, nephew of Baroa Norden
skjold. who died August 12, 1901. It sailed
from Qothenberg, Sweden, on the steamer
Antarctic, October 16. 1901.
The first news of the expedition waa re
ceived at Montevideo, Uruguay, April IS, of
the present year. It waa then at Snow Hill,
TURKEY IS PROCRASTINATING
Non-Execution of Agreement Kay
Lead to a Sharp Reminder
from I alted State.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Aug. 18. The non
execution by the Turkish government of the
agreement reached long ago, on' questions
affecting the interests of American cttlsens,
haa led to somewhat strained relations be
tween the United Statea legation and the
The United States minister, John O. A.
Lelshman, haa Informed ths latter that he
will not discuss other matters until ths
terms of the settlement already agreed
upon are carried out. Dlplomatlo circlos
anticipate further undue delay and that
thla may possibly lead to a sharp reminder
of tbe United State.
Deaby Chief Foreign Adviser.
PEKIN. Aug. 11. Tuaa Ski Kal. vice
roy of Chi-Li province, has engaged
Charles Dcnby, jr., who was secretary of
tbs provisional government and who is the
aoa of the former minister to China, to be
chief foreign adviser.
CLASI1 WITH THE DEPUTIES
Kins Workers 8tart Trouble and One of
Their Number is Killed.
SHOOTING CAUSES MUCH EXCITEMENT
Oae of the Depatles Arrested on
Charge of Mnrder After Order
is Reatored nnd Lodged
NESQUEIIONING, Pa., Aug. 18. In a
clash between strikln mine workers and
deputies here tonight Patrick Sharp, a
sinner or Lansford, was shot and killed
Almost instantly by a deputy.
Hie shooting caused considerable ex
4hent for a time, hut order waa mnn
Katored without any other persons being
Injured and tbe town is now quiet.
A deputy named Harry McElmoyle was
arreated charged with the killing of Sharp
and waa taken to the county jail at Mauch
Chunk. The shooting occurred shortly
sfter 6 o'clock. Five deputies were on
their way to shaft No. 1 of the Lehigh Coal
and Navigation company, lust outside of
the town. In the center of the town they
were met by a number of strikers, who
began persuading them not to go to the
colliery. The officers did not ston. hut
kept on their way and tried to prevent any
irouDie. The strikers, it is said, began to
aDuse the men and followed them nearly to
There are conflicting stories as to what
actually brought on the clash, hut luat ha
fore the deputies entered the place a shot
was heard and Sharp dropped to the
ground. The bullet entered hla body close
to hla heart and he died almnat Inatanti.
Witnesses say the shooting was done by
racaimoyie aua mat be stood only six or
seven feet from Sharp when he flred. Only
one shot was fired. .
The deputies Immediately withdrew to
me couiery and a large crowd gathered
about the place. When it was learned
that Sharp was dead there was the great
est Indignation among the strikers and
other townpeople and for a time It looked
as though aerlous trouble would occur.
Cooler heads among the mine workers pre
vailed on tbe mine workers to disperse,
urging ths argument that if there is any
bloodshed troops will surely be sent here
from Shenandoah. The crowd dispersed
and the town soon calmed down to lta nor
UNION MEN NTHE MILITIA
Subject of the National Onard Mem.
berahlp la Dlaenaaed by the Cen
tral Federated Union.
NEW YORK, Aug. 18.-The subject of the
relation of the militia to the coal minora
has caused an animated discussion among
the delegatca to the meeting just held of
the Central Federated union of thla city.
The matter waa brought up by a dele
gate, who said he had been Informed that
there la a regiment of mllltla in Pennsyl
vanla composed entirely of members of ths
United Mine Workers.
"This is a remarkable condition of af
fairs," he continued. "These militiamen
are liable to be called on to take ap arms
against their brethren who are on strike
for living wages."
He proposed that President Mitchell of
the United Mine Workers be requested to
see that members of the union in future
do not Join the national guard. Several
delegates said that the central body should
consider well before taking any such action.
The miners, they said, have trouble enough
on their banda now.
Another delegate remarked that It would
be better If tbe national guard were made
up of tradea unlonlets. He preferred to
encourage members of labor unions to loin
"It the mllltla were made up of the mem
bers of labor unions," he continued, "the
soldiers would hardly care to ahnnt thai.
fellow, workers when on strike. I want
to see battalions, regiments In fact, an
army of mllltla composed of trades union
ists, i ney wouia be better than the United
"I am a member of the national guard,"
another delegate aald. "and I am nnt
ashamed of It. But It I was called upon
to shoot down worklngmen la a strike 1
The decision waa to allow the subject to
rest until after the end of the strike.
ALL BUT THREE AT LIBERTY
Judge Dtachargee Depaty Sheriff Ar
reated oa Charge of Inciting;
a Riot at Da r yea.
WILKESBARRE. Pa.. Aua. 1Th.V
twenty-four deputies who were arraataA k
the authorities of Duryea last week for
felonoua wounding and inciting a riot were
given a hearing before Judge Halsey today
and all but three discharged. The three
ana were piacea unaer 1200 ball each.
Judge Halsey aald the sheriff would have
to protect the property of Mr. Warnrka lha
owner of the Warncke waaherv. The law
demanded thla, continued the Judge, and tbe
snarls must see that the law Is carried out.
It is reported the washery will resume oo-
Work 1 Kot Resented.
WILKESBARRE. Pa., Aug. 18. Sheriff
Jacobs' report says quiet prevails among
the striking miners of the Wyoming re
gion today. No attempt was made to start
work at the Warnke washery at Duryea, and
although preparations are aaid to be going
on for resumption at the Maltby colliery
of the Lehigh Valley Coal company, work
was not commenced today.
Blacksmith' te Strike.
NEW YORK, Aug. 18. A strike was or
dered today by the International Brother
hood of- Blacksmiths and helpers In all
sbops where an advance of 10 per cent in
wages is not granted. The strike affects
shipysrds principally, and 1,000 men em
ployed In different yards quit work today
aa a result of tbs strlks order.
STORM IN JNORTH DAKOTA
Foor Deaths Near Rolla a Reaalt of
Teraad Which Vlalra Eaatera
Part of Stat.
GRAND FORKS, N. D.. Aug. 18. A ter
rifle storm passed over the eastern part
of thla state last night. Reports received
from Rolla say that four deatna occurrad
eight miles east of there as a result of a
tornaao. The bouse of a settler, who
nam Is unknown, waa blown down and hla
wife and three children were killed. Tbe
ccuntry about ther la sparsely settled and
no other casualties are reported. Hall fell
la some places In sufficient nuantiiia m
destroy the grata crop, which waa Just ready
lor ice aica-
WIRELESS TELEGRAPH TESTS
Board Appelated to Wltaes Trials
aad Deride t'pon System
WASHINGTON. Aug. 18 The board ap
pointed to wltneaa the wireless telegraph
tests snd to decide upon the system to be
Installed In tbe navy, of which Commander
Arnold Is president, met here todsy and
subsequently visited the navy yard, be
tween which point and Annapolis the ap
paratus for the four systems brought from
Europe by Lieutenant Hudgtns are to be
tested. After the shore tests are made Ad
mlral Bradford, who has been devoting
much time to the question of wireless tele
graphy in the navy, will ask for one and
later for two ships. The shore tests will
be followed by tests from a ship at sea
with a shore station, and subsequently be
tween two vemels at sea.
It Is pointed out by naval officers Inter
ested In this subject that the American
navy Is far behind European navies In the
matter of wireless telegraphy. England
has over thirty ships equipped with the
Marconi system and Germany's ships are
generally being fitted with wireless appa
ratua. Much attention la being devoted to
the subject in France, where three eepa-
rate boards are at work, and in Italy
where sixteen officers are devoting their
entire attention to experimentation. In the
United States, on the other hand, but a
single officer. Lieutenant Hudglns. so far
nas been detailed exclusively to thla aub
Ject. The lack of progress along these lines
In the navy, however. Is not to be charged
to Admiral Bradford, who believes that a
number of capable officers should be as
signed to the work of thoroughly equipping
themselves by investigation and experimen
tation with this important field, and who
has already recommended that auch assign
ments should be made.
GERMAN CONSULAR SYSTEM
I'nltrd Statea Conaal Monogban Trans,
mlta Interesting Report Con
cerning It Growth.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. As weighty
testimony of the Industrial and commercial
expansion of the German empire, United
Statea Consul Monoghan at Chemnitz has
transmitted to the state department an In
teresting report concerning the development
of the German conaular system. The re
port Is dated July 84 and was made public
at the state department today. In 1872 the
German system comprised some 656 con
sulates. In 1897, which Is the latest year
for which full statistics are available, tbe
number had grown to 789.
The United Statea haa aome 830 full con
sulates abroad. These are all regular gov
ernment aooolntments and cannot be com
pared with the 789 German consulates for
the reason that the latter are divided Into
two classes; the consuls by profession and
the elective consuls. Tbe former hold office
under civil service. The elective consuls
are chosen by the business men of the
foreign city wherein they are to act and
receive no fixed salary; their positions be
ing honorary In nature.
However, though the United Statea has
enough commercial agents abroad to bring
the total number of United Statea consular
officials up to about 800 the fact remains
that the German empire has the better of
this country in the numerical strength of
lta consular representations. Particularly
is the German predominance noted in Cen
tral and South America, where, as an
official of the state department expressed it,
"there appears to be a German consul
everywhere." The most rapid Increaae In
the number of German consulate of late
has been found In tbe United States.
TRY TO. SMUGGLE IN CHINESE
Conimiaatoaer of Immigration In
formed that They Are Landing In
. Mexico to Cross Border.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. Mr. Sargent,
the commissioner of immigration, has re
ceived Information that large numbers of
Cblneae are arriving In Mexico for tbo pur
pose ultimately of crossing the border line
Into the United States. Some time ago the
Treasury department ruled that Chinese
arriving at Ssn Francisco enroute to Mex
ico who could not establish their good faith
in going to Mexico were not permitted to
land. Since that time a scheme, it Is said,
has been evolved looking to the establish
ment of a steamship line to run directly
from China to Mexico, landing Its passen
gers not far below the American border.
Positive Information In regard to tbls move
ment of Chinese In Mexico Is lacking, but
Mr. Sargent deems It wise to take precau
tions against any scheme of this character
being carried out and he will increase
largely the force of inspectors at the cross
ing point on tbe Mexican border.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Applications Grnnted to Orgaalse
Two National Bnnka la
So nth Dakota.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. (Special Tele
gram.) John A. Brlyon haa been appointed
postmaster at at Lorna, Butler county.
Neb., vice F. J. Vanlck, removed.
The comptroller of the currency haa ap
proved the application of the following
persons to organize the First National
bank of Wssslngton Springs, S. D., cap
ital, $25,000: W, T. McConnell. E. B. Maria,
A. R. McConnell, W. T. George and C.
Application to convert into a national
bank approved: Tbe First State bask of
MUbank, S. D.. into the Flrat National
bank of MUbank; capital. $25,000.
The contract for carrying the mail from
Pullman to Gregory, Neb., has been
awarded to J. 8. Hamley of Pullman.
NO NEWS FROM "VENEZUELA
Supposition at Navy Department 1
that Ther la No Chang
WASHINGTON. Aug. IS. Th authorities
here assume that there are no new devel
opments in the situation either In Venez
uela or Haytl, as neither tbe State nor Navy
departments today received a single dip
pitch from its representative in those
countries Acting Secretary Darling cabled
Commander McCrea of Michiea at Cap Hay.
tien today that Potomao with coal and sup
piles for him had left San Juan for Caps
Haytlen. Upon Its arrival there be was in
formed that hs could uss his discretion as
to whether he should go to Gonatves, where
the revolutionists are reported active.
Stockholders Take the Bonds.
NEW TORK. A us. ! -The !( an
nouncement was made today that the
stockholders c-f th Union Purine Hallroud
company had availed themselves of th
right to subacribe for all of th 131, (mm,.
0 4 per cent bonds issued by the Oregon
fehort Una, except about taALiiuu,
SIX VICTIMS OF KEROSENE
Two Are Dead, Thtee More Dying and
Another 0ns Fearfully Boned,
MAN WAS STARTING A FIRE WITH OIL
Cooaty Treaenrer Whipple of Oerlag
Come to the Reacne and Carrlee
the Sufferer Oat of Barn
GERING. Neb., Aug. 18. (Special Tele
gram.) Two persons dead, three more at
tbe point of death, a alxth fearfully burned
and a residence In Gerlng In ashes Is the
reault of the lighting of a fire with kero
sene at noon today. C. M. MoComsey,
whose wife had been ill for several days,
was attempting to start a fire In a wood
stove, when the oil exploded, setting fire
to his olothlng and throwing the burning
fluid all over tbe house. Before help could
arrive the fire had alao burned hla sick
wife, a babs only ev tew daya old, their
2-year-old son and two little daughters of
Luther A. Cook, a neighbor, who were play
ing with the McComsey boy.
County Treasurer K. D. J. Whipple, who
waa attracted by McComaey'a cries, waa
the first arrival, and although the house
waa almost a mass of flames, rushed In and
carried out the burning woman and three
of the children. The fourth child had In
some way escaped part of the blasting oil
and was able to follow Whipple out. All
of them were frightfully burned. McCom
sey lingered In tearful agony for aeveral
hours, when he died and the little babe Is
At this hour the death of Mrs. McComsey
and the two Cook children la momentar
ily expected and the physicians offer little
hopes as to any of them.
PROMINENT MAN ENDS LIFE
Disappointed Over Breaklag an En
gngement, Robert Rending Rem
ington Shoote Himself.
NEWPORT. R. I.. Auar. 18 niaannnlnt.
ment over a broken matrimonial engage
ment Is believed to have been the cauae of
the suiclds here todar nf Rnhart P..i
Remington of New York. Me. P MnlnvtAH
came over to the clubhouse from his rooms
at the LaForge cottage about 1 o'clock
this afternoon and after reading the papers
for some time went to the cnmmlttM
rooms on the second floor. An hour and a
half later two muffled renorta Were haarri
but those In the buildlne- natd nn attantlnn
to them. Later Mr. Remlngton'a body waa
iouna Dy a member who went to the com
mittee room. Remington evidently had
bnva ueau tar some time. A local unnar.
taker took charge of the body.
Mr. Remington was well known among
the summer residents In this city and had
been closely identified with the social world
here for the last seven or eight years.
Hia engagement to Ml .a M Van iu.
daughter of Jamea Van Alan and
daughter of Mrs. Astor, haa been dis
cussed lor some months. At first it waa
denied and then affirmed, but It Is gen
erally believed there waa a definite en
gagemerit, . which, however, waa broken
oom three weeke ago. It la eald that Mr.
Van Alet waa txeatly ODnoaed tn tha .
gagement from the beginning.
Since then Mr. Remington ha been da.
pondent, although when asked about the
engagement he steadily affirmed that ha waa
to be married in the fall. He left the city
bdoui a week ago, breaking up his domes
tic arrangements here and sandina- aa
all of bis effects. Last Thursday, how.
ever, he suddenly returned to Newport.
He had frequented the Reading Room, the
leading club of NewDort. and iMmat a
desire to be left alone.
Mr. Remington waa about ait v.-.
age and a member of the Arm of Reming
ton Bros, of New York. He had alwaya
been known as a man of very quiet tastes.
His death has caused a tremendous sen
sation here. '
TALK OVER JHE CAMPAIGN
Congressman Babeeek and Other th
Gaeat of Prealdent
OYSTER BAY. N. T.. An, ia.
men Babcock of Wlarnnaln Mull . I
, v . , u w a
and Overstreet of Indiana ware the guests
of President Roosevelt at dinner tonight.
Mr. Babcock Is chairman nf tha unvn...
national committee, Mr. Overstreet U sec
retary to tbe committee and Mr. Hull la on
the advisory committee. Th At. a
the campaign and left on a late train for
" ". Thla is Mr. Overstreefs second
visit in two weeks.
The president's rues t a at innrhan
F'r"ncl C. Travsra of Oyster Bay and John
v. urane or ew York.
Edward Sullivan, a New TnrV
today dlBcueaed Philippine affairs with the
presioeni. Mr. Bulllvan is promlnsnt la
the Cathollo church and aaannwi tha
dent that his policy regarding church affairs
m me arcntpeiago met with ths approval
of a large majority of tbe Catholics In this
Dr. Rlxsy, surgeon general of tha ...
and Mra. Rlxey, who were the guests of ths
president yesterday, left todav tn, w.-i.
Just before leaving Ovatar n t..i.ki
the president's callera aaM it., t.. .
very satisfactory conference with the presi
oeni on tne general features of the com
ing campaign. "I told the prealdent," aald
Mr. Babcock. "that Wlumiin
turn Mr. Spooner to ths senate and would
neartlly endorse his administration." "And
the president told me," added Mr. Hull
that be was much nlnaaad th.
Iowa stood up for Cuban reciprocity."
O'BRIEN STILL IN CUSTODY
Corpornl Aeeaaed of Perlary la
Taracd Over to the District
of Colnmbla Ofllcwrs.
BOSTON, Aug. 18. Corporal R. T.
O'Brien, who waa arreated in North Adams
on a charge of perjury before tbe United
Statea senate committee of Inquiry Into the
ar In the Philippines, was today ordered
to be delivered into the custody of th
Washington authorities by Judg Lowell nf
the United State court. O'Brien will ha
takea to Washington at one.
JUSTICE SHIRAS TO RETIRE
Sea Make DeSnlt Annoaaeement at
HI lateatloaa la the
PITTSBURG. Aug. 18. "It la true that m
father expecta to retire from tbe bench of
tua suureui court early in to commit
year." aald Oeorge Shlraa today. Thi is
tne flrst direct statement confirmatory of
the report that Justice Shlraa contemplated
leaving tha beach. ...
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
rorecast for Nebraska Fair Tuesday and
Temperatare at Omaha Yesterdayi
Hoar. Den. Hoar. Des.
S n. m on l p. m TT
6n. AS 8 p. m TT
T au m 4 8 p. m TM
8 a. an ..... . i; 4 p. m th
9 n. m Tl 5 p. m TU
10 a. tn T4 p. m ho
It a. m Tfl T p. ni TU
1SJ m T f p. m T
9 p. Ri T
ATTORNEY BALDWIN IS ANGRY
Now Deale that Railroad Aaked Gov.
eraor to Call Oat the
NORTH PLATTE, Neb., Aug. 18. (Special
Telegram.) The Union Pacific offlclala, who
are here In full force, and Governor Savage
have become alarmed at tbe Indignation of
the cltlxens over their recent attempt to
bring ths state mllltla here. Tonight they
called a representative of The Bee to tbe
depot and denied that It was their Inten
tion to hkvs the mllltla brought here. At
torney Baldwin took occasion to call
The Bee repreaentatlve a liar and coward
and ordered him to turn in his transporta
tion earned by hla own local paper. There
Is no need for the officers to deny that they
requested Governor Savage to come hers
with that object In view. Governor Sav
age himself said that be telephoned Adju
tant General Colby of Beatrice before he
left Lincoln to hold himself In readtneaa
to start to North Platte at a moment's no
tice, as, serious trouble wss brewing at
that place. He aald he further requested
that he spend tbe whole day at his desk
to be in perfect readtneaa. The sum and
substance of the whole matter la that tbe
offlclala have overreached themselves and
having concocted a deceitful scheme which
has unexpectedly resulted disastrously to
themselves have now decided to deny tbs
whole matter. Attorney Baldwin left on
No. 11 for Omaha, swearing a blue etreak,
and vengeance on the local papers and Tbe
WILL NOT HAVE SANITARIUM
Supreme Lodge of Pythlans Decides
Place for Their Sick Caanot
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18. At the ses
sion of ths supreme lodge of Knights of
Pythias today the proposition to erect a
aanltarium at Hot Springs, Ark., tor sick
and disabled knights waa definitely de
feated by ths vote of P to 30 and the re
port of the special investigating commit
tee adopted at ths last session waa com
pletely dlregarded. It was tbe voice of tbe
supreme lodge that It haa no righta under
its constitution to tax tha members of the
order for such purposes. The supreme rep
resentatives, however, expressed themselves
aa Individually favoring a sanitarium It
it could be built without taxation.
The sanitarium project haa been before
the supreme lodge for twelve yeara, but
at each prevloua session it was referred to
committees until two years ago, when a
special committee waa appointed to make
a final report on tbe matter. It came up
today, ad after a prolonged argument waa
definitely, defeated. . The government . of
fered to give a lease of live acrea of land
to tbe Pythlana for a period of ninety-nine
years for the purposs of building the sani
tarium. It was propoaed to erect buildings
at a coat of $250,000, the expense to be
borne by a per capita tax of 10 cent on each
member of. the order, to be levied semi
annually for a period of five yeara.
CONSPIRACY "li CHARGED
New Orleans Telephone Compnny De
clares Striker Are Preventing
Operation of Line.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Aug. 18. In Its
petition for a blanket Injunction agalnat the
striking linemen, which was only made
public today, the Cumberland Telephone
company charges that a conspiracy has
been formed against them to prevent them
from operating tbelr service In this city.
In addition to alleging that the union men
are picketing the railroad depota, persuad
ing men from taking service with ths com
pany and stoning those who are ready to
work It charges that the strikers are cross
ing the telephone wires throughout tbe city
with the high tension wires of other com
panies and-, thus burning up the lines of
the company and putting them out of
The company claims that all its plans for
extension of lta lines in New Orleans prom
ises to be brought to a standstill by the
action of the strikers.
TORNADO HITS KANSAS TOWN
Elevator, Chnrrh, Residences and
Freight Cars Wrecked by Wind
at Loaf Spring.
WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 18. Meager infor
mation reached th Rock Island office here
tonight that a 'tornado struck the town of
Lost Springs this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock,
demolishing a grain elevator, a church and
five residences end blowing three freight
ears off the railroad tracks. Three men
whose names are not given were seriously
hurt and aeveral persons slightly Injured.
Lost, Springs Is a small town on the Rock
Island a few miles wsst of Herlngton.
LIGHTNING KILLS ICEMAN
Ball of Fire Rolls Along Trolley Wire
and Bants Over Hla
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 18. Late thla afternoon
during a thunderstorm John Qrannam,
driver of an Ice wagon, was killed by light
ning In a peculiar manner. Grannam was
standing on tbe rear atep of his wagon
chopping ice on Manchester avenue, when
there was a flash of lightning and a ball
of fire rolled along the trolley wire over
head. When above Grannam It burat with
a loud report and be fell to the ground
unconscious. Early tonight he died.
Movement of Ocean Veaaela, Ang, 1H.
At Cherbourg Arrived Kaiser Wllhelm
der Grosae, from New York, via Plymouth,
for Bremen, and proceeded. Bailed Frlejo
rich der Grosae, trom Bremen, for New
At the Lliard Paaaed Pottadam, from
New York, for Rouloffna fikir M.r ant Utit.
terdam; Friealand, from New York, for
At Havre Sailed La. naacna-na. fnr Wa
At Glasgow Sailed Carthagenlan, for
New York; Sicilian, for Montreal.
At Liverpool Hailed Deconlan. for Bos
ton; Siberian, for Philadelphia.
At Yokohama Arrived Nippon Maru,
from FUn Kranclaco. Balled Uuk of Kite,
from HongKong, for 'laeomaj bmpreasof
Chli.a, fro it. lCit'i Ivotta, for Van, mi Kg.
At New York Arrived Mlnnetonka, from
London; Lahn, from Genus and Neplea:
Kroonland. from Antwerp, Bremen and
At Plymouth Arrived Kaiser Wllhslm
der Grosa, irem New York.
ISLAND IS DESTROYED
Toii'himi, 0ns af Japan sue Group, Over
whelmed bj a Volcano,
ALL INHABITANTS UNDOUBTEDLY DEAD
Owii; to Bize. Fopolatiog Numbered but
One Hundred and Fifty.
VESSELS CANNOT APPROACH THE PLACE
Volcano Aooompaoied bj Submarine Eiplo
lioni, Making it Dangerous,
ISLAND COVERED WITH VOLCANIC DEBRSI
Ernptlon Occurred Between Aagost
18 aad IS and Island 1 Located
Between Bonln lalanda
YOKOHAMA. Aug. 18. The little Island
of Torishlma was overwhelmed by a vol
canic eruption between August IS and Au
gust 15 and all the Inhabitants, numbering
160 persons, were undoubtedly killed.
The Island Is covered with volcanic debris
and all the houses on It have disappeared.
The eruption is still proceeding and Is
accompanied by submarine eruptions In the
vicinity, which makes it dangeroua for
vessels to approach tha Island.
Torishlma Is one of the chain of Islands
extending between the Bonln Islands and
Hondo, tbe biggest Island of Japan.
BOERS GOING TO BRUSSELS
Keep Railroad Station and Port of
Sailing a Secret la Order to
LONDON. Aug. 18. The Boer generals,
Botho, Dewet and Delarey, atarted for
Brussels tonight After Saturday's experi
ence they are not willing to again face the
ordeal of a British crowd, so the generals
chartered a special steamer and are keeping
the railroad station where they will entrain
and their port of sailing a secret.
Captain O'Donnell, who served on Dewet'e
staff throughout the war, starta immedi
ately for America to prepare the way for
tbe visit of the geuerala. He says that
altogether about 600 Americana and 600
Irl'bm"" wara with the Bnar fntraa
Montague White, former consul general
In London of the Transvaal, has Issued a
statement authorized by tbe Boer gen
erals, as follows:
The generals are proceeding to the con
tinent for the purpose of greeting Mr.
Krutter and Mr. Steyn and attending the
funeral of Oeneral Lucaa Meyer. Their
present Intention is to return to London
at an early date for the transaction of
business, but they have not decided on any
fixed program. During their brief stay In
London the generals have been the recip
ient of many Invitations and kind mea
se gea of welcome, which, they fully appre
The report that the decision of the gen
erals not to visit the naval review was
due to the Influence of Mr. Fischer la not
true. Their real reason for declining the
Invitation Saturday waa that they did not
consider their attire quite suitable for a
ceremonious visit and the necessarily short
notice conveyed to them did not give them
the time for necessary preparations. They
were, however, glad of the opportunity of
paying their respects to the king on the
following day, after they had made the
necessary purchases and they are gratified
at the kind manner in which they were re
ceived by hla majesty.
BARK CEYLON MAY BE LOST
It Ha Been Ont from Honolulu Sixty
Day and Fear Are Enter
tained for Safety.
HONOLULU. Aug. 8, (Correspondence of
the Associated Preaa via San Franclaco),
Aug. 18. The bark Ceylon has been sixty
daya out on a trip to Laysan Island and
back, and fears are entertained that it haa
been lost. It has made the trip there in
fourteen days on a former cruise. The
owners have aBked tbe United State ahlp
Albatroes to look out for the bark, tha
steamer being on a cruise to Bird Island,
and they may aend an lnter-tsland steamer
from Honolulu to aearch. There are sixty
Japanese employed on Laysan and it is
possible there baa been trouble with them.
The republican party held primaries
throughout the territory laat Saturday. The
vote was extraordinary, having increased
100 per cent on the island of Oahu. It is
thought, however, that a large number of
native not republicans voted. The elec
tion was a very quiet one, with but few
contests. The republican territorial con
vention will be held In Honolulu oa Sep
A contest haa been begun In tho circuit
court over the right of the court of China
town fire claims commission to charge fees
from the 6,700 clalmanta whoae caaes were
heard and adjudicated. Ia ths course of
the hearing Judge Gear Intimated hla opin
ion that whole atk creating the commission
is unconstitutional. The commission made
awards of about a million and a half for
which warrants are made out ready for
issuance, but there la no money to pay
them. The feee charged to claimants ag
gregatod over 85,000 for certificates of
award, and one firm of attorneya who paid
$121 are conteatlng the matter.
NO TRACE 0F REVOLUTION
Iaapeotloa Along Coaat -of Colombia
Near Panama ladlaate Faroe
Are Still at Asa a Ernie.
PANAMA, Colombia, Aug. 18. Com
mander William B. Potter of the United
States special aervlcs steamer Ranger,
United Statea Consul Oudger and Port Cap
tain Beers of the railroad terminal, sailed
yesterday mornlir- n the tug Bolivar to
make a tour of inspection along tbe coast.
They went as far aa San Carlos and returned
here today. Mr. Gudger Informed th cor
respondent of tbe Associated Press that
tha party found no traces of revolutionists
as far aa they could see and that without
doubt they are all concentrated at the
alege of Agua Dulce. According to the
last reports the soldiers of General Her
rera, tbe revolutionary commander, bad dug
lntrenchment about 600 yards from ' the
town, where they remained all day because
of the sharpshooters of General Bertl, tha
commander of the government forces, who
picked off every man who dared to leave
tbess intrenchments. These men are ex
posed to tbs rain and aun and It is claimed
must suffer most severely now that th
winter season has set tn. In govsrnmeut
circles it i btiiie.uvl tun positions of (ju
erals Bertl snd Moralss is not desperate.
The British cruiser Phaeton left her
hurrldly Tuesday. It ia believed she sailed
fur Busna Veatura.
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