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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 Lucrative Position. 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 Clime. 'PRESIDENCY MAY GO TO JAMES GAYLOR I Now First Vice President of Tor poratlon and Has Chanco to Sea ear Coveted Office to Be Made Vacaat. 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 religiously. 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 Aerldent. 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 jured are: 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 'condition. , A postal clerk in the mall car waa thrown lagalnst an Iron mall pouch rack and slightly .hurt. 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 resistance. 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 royal yacht 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 duties. 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, Louts Pblltpland. 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 Porte. 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 la Jail. 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 the colliery. 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 mal state. 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 the mllltla. "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 Statea army." "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 would resign." 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- eratlons tomorrow. 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 Hold Conference. 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. R. Cornelius. 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 la Sltaatloa. 1 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 Ing Balldlng. 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 also dead. 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 Rooaevelt. 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 country. Dr. Rlxsy, surgeon general of tha ... and Mra. Rlxey, who were the guests of ths president yesterday, left todav tn, w.-i. IngtoDi 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 Matter. 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 Wednesdsy. 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 Mllltla. 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 Bee. WILL NOT HAVE SANITARIUM Supreme Lodge of Pythlans Decides Place for Their Sick Caanot Be Erected. 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 business. 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 Head. 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 York. At the Lliard Paaaed Pottadam, from New York, for Rouloffna fikir M.r ant Utit. terdam; Friealand, from New York, for aniwrrp. At Havre Sailed La. naacna-na. fnr Wa York. 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 Southampton. 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 and Hondo. 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 Avoid Crowds. 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 elate. s. 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 tember L 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. a ' 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.