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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING,' AUGUST 2G, 1902-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
TRUSTS HIS THEME
Pretideit Takes Up Corporation Question in
Plain 8pech at Boiton.
URGES THAT CONGRESS REGULATE THEM
Proposes that It Given tha Power
EXECUTIVE BRANCH WILL DO ITS PART
loita Undertake by En ox Are Not for
PRESENT SYSTEM, HOWEVER, INADEQUATE
Vlrat Chans Desired In Provlalon for
Compelling a Greater Publicity
f Affairs of Merging
BOSTON, Aug. 25. President Roosevelt's
train left Lynn at 4:40 and reached Boston
at 6 o'clock, on schedule time. Under
escort of cavalry be proceeded to Sym
phony hall, where he delivered the follow
Governor Crane, Mayor Collins, Men and
Women of Boston: I am glad to have me
chance of saying a few words to you this
evening. There are several matters that I
should like to discuss, and 1 can say. In
all sincerity, that when I come here to New
Kngiand, when I come to Uoaton. I like
to go over as many subjects as possible, so
that 1 can get light on them. 1 have great
faith In your Judgment.
I wsmt to take up this' evening the gen
eral question of our economic and social
relations, wtth specific reference to that
problem with which, I think, our people
are greatly concerning themselves the
f problem of our complex social condition ns
ntenslfted by the existence of the great
corporations which we rather loosely desig
nate as trusts. But I wish to say one or
two things as preliminary. In the first
place, I have not come here to say that I
have discovered a patent cureall for the
Promises and Their Keeping.
When people's minds are greatly agitated
on any subject, and especially when they
feel deeply, but rather vaguely, that con
ditions are not right. It Is far pleasanter
In addressing them to be Indifferent as to
what you promise, but It is much less peas
ant afterward. Of course the worth of a
promise consists purely In the way in which
the performance Bquures with It. That has
two sides to It. In the first place. If a man
la honest, he will try Just ns hard to keep
a promise made on the stump as one made
off the stump. In the second place, If the
people keep their heads they won't wish
promises to be made wmcn are iuiyusaiuie
"Now you see that one side of that ques
tion Is my duty and the other Is yours.
Mankind goes ahead, but slowly and It
foes ahead mostly through each of us
rylng to do, or at least through each of
the majority of us trying to do, the best
that la In him and doing it In the most in
telligent and sanest way.
Common Cltlsea's Responsibility.
We founded our republlo on the theory
that the average man as a rule will do
the right thing, that In the long run the
majority are going to decide for what Is
ane and wholesome. If our fathers were
mistaken in that theory. If ever the mass
of the -people do what "Is unwholesome,
what 'Is wrong, then the republic cannot
Now, when we coma to the question of
good citlsenshlp, the first requisite is that
the man shall do the homely, everyday
hum-drum duties well. He has got to bs
' good bread winner, he has got to take
care of .his wife and children, he has got
to be a neighbor whom his neighbors can
trust, he has got to act squarely In his
business relations. In fact, lie has got to
do all those everyday, ordinary things or
he is not a good citizen. If there Is any
one quality which is not admlranle. whether
In a nation or In an Individual, It Is
Now, It Is of no possible use to decline
to go through all the ordinary duties of
rltlsenehlp for a long space, of time and
'then suddenly get up and teel angry about
something or somebody not clearly denned
In one's mind and demand reform as If it
were a concrete substance and could be
handed out forthwith. ,
Problems of Progress.
Now, this is a preliminary to what I
vrant to say to you about this whole ques
tion of corporations as affecting the public.
There are very many and very difficult
problems with which we are faced as one
of the results of the forces which, taken all
together, we speak of as progress. It Is
worse than useless for any of us to rail
at or regret the great growth in Industrial
centralisation of the laet half-century. The
f radical thing to do Is to face the conat
ions as they are and see if we cannot get
the best there is in them out of them. We
are not going to get any complete or per
fect solution for all of the evils which come
to our minds when we think of the trusts
by any single action on our part.
A good many different ways will be re
quired before we get many of those evils
even partially remedied. We have got to,
first of all, think clearly we have got to,
girobably, experiment somewhat.
It Is a little difficult to set clearly before
us all of the evils, but I think that those
gentlemen and especially those gentlemen
of large means who deny that the evils
exist, are acting with great folly. I am
far from being against property when I ask
that the question of the trusts be taken
up. I am acrlng, In the most conservative
sense. In property's Interest. When a great
corporation Is sued for violating the anti
trust law it is. not a move against prop
erty, It Is a move in favor of property, be
cauae when you can make It evident that
all men, big and small, alike, have to obey
the law, you are putting the safeguard of
law around all men.
System Mar Be at Fault.
When you make It evident that no man
shall be excused for violating the law you
make it evident that every man will be
protected from violation of the law. I am
Inclined to think that much the greatest
trouble In ttny Immediate hanoling of the
question of the trust comes from our sys
tem of government.
Gentlemen, if what we read In the papers
la true they are speaking of a number of
International trusts. It would be very
difficult for any set of laws, on our part, to
deal completely with a problem which be
comes international In its bearing, but a'
great deal can oa done In various ways I
now. A great aeai is oeing uone ana a
great deal more ran be dune If we can
see that the power Is put somewhere to do
It. On the whole our system of govern
ment has worked marvelously well the
system of dividing the functions of gov
ernment: of arranging a scheme under
which Maine, l.ouisiHii. Oregon, Idaho,
New Tork and Mouth Carolina ran ell
come in together tor certain purposes and
yet each be allowed to work Its salvation
as It desires, along rertaln lines. But while1
I moat nriiuy believe in nxny or policy, i
do not believe that that policy should be
fossilised and If it is to be changed we
must change our governmental method to
1 believe with all my heart In the New
England town meeting, but you cannot
work the New England town meeting in'
Boston. You have gut to try something;
ie. u w m lien iiiia ku verii men i was
founded there were no great Individual or
corporate fortunes and commerce and In
dustry were being carried on very much
as they had been frum the days when
Nineveh and ltabvlon stood in the Meso-
rotamlan valley The wagon and the pack
rain and the sailing craft thono were
the methods of commerce. Everything has
been revolutionised In the business world
since, and the progress of civilisation from
being a trickle has become a torrent.
There was no particular thing at that time
to bother as to whether the nation or
state had control of fhn rorooratlons.
They were eay to control. Now," however,
the exact reverse Is the rase and remem
ber I say "corporations." I do not say
merely trusts, merely combinations of cor
porations or corporations under certain pe
culiar conditions. For Instance, some time
ago the attorney general look, anion
asitlnkt a certain tru.t. There has been
coiiKiilerable dLscusslon as to whether the
trust aimed at would not seek to get out
(OontUued on Second fags.)
COLOMBIA REBELS STRONGER
Government Garrison at Colon May
Rot De Able to ueressf ally
Defend the Tons.
KINGSTON. Jamaica, Aug. 25. The Brit
ish steamer Orinoco, which arrived here to
Jav from Colombian pcrts, reported that
the rebels of Colombia are increasing their
forces continually and, that there is great
activity In the vicinity of the isthmus. It
Is feared that the government garrison at
Colon c' it Luccessfully defend the town,
owing 'rengfh of the rebels.
Orlrit, ',';-. passenger Captain Na
varro. wh, -ding to the Island of
T.lnldad to . . 'I od of the Venez
uelan revolution.,. -' known aa Ban
Rlgh and Bolivar"--,, Colombian
government is reported. . acquired
from the Venezuelan revo. dary party
for warship service.
COLON, Colombia, Aug. 25. The first
batch of Isthmian reinforcements, number
lng 600 men, which arrived here yesterday
from Savanllla on board the British steamer
Barnard Hall, consisted of three battlatlons
cf Santander troops under the command of
General Rafael Rodriguez.
General Gonzalez Valencia, commander-
in-chief of the army of the interior, la ex
pected to arrive at the Isthmus with the
next reinforcements. The reinforcements of
yesterday camped on Monkey hill last eight,
a mile distant from Colon. They are des
tined to strengthen the garrison of Colon.
The British cruiser Phaeton arrived at
Panama Saturday from Buena Ventura,
where It went to protect British Interests
as the result of the Colombian government's
action In attempting to compel the British
steamer Ecuador, belonging to the British
Steam Navigation company, refusal to carry
troops to Panama.
PROPAGANDA MEETS SEPT. 1
Coadjutor for San Francisco and
Archbishop of New York
Are to Be Selected.
ROME, Aug. 25. Cardinal Gotti, the new
prefect of the nroDaa-anda. has rnnvoked
the congregation of the propaganda for
September 1, when among the business to
come up will be the questions of the ap
pointment of a coadjutor, with the rlaht
succession, to the archbishop of San Fran
cisco, Most Rev. Patrick William Rlordan,
D., D., and the nomination of an arch
bishop of New Tork.
The Associated Press learns that the
congregation Is almost unanimously In
favor of Rt. Rev. George Montgomery,
bishop of Los Angelos. Cal.. as coadlutor
to the archbishop of San Francisco, and
ki. riev. John M. Farley, vicar general, aa
.- .- - V V I -. V - ... . ,
mUukiduuk Ul iltJW 1UU.
In the event of Bishop Qulrley not beinr
appointed the congregation of the propa
ganda is likely to request that a new list
of candidates be submitted.
The prevailing opinion at the Vatican is
that the pops Is likely to appoint Right
Rev. James Edward Qulgley, bishop of Buf
falo, N. Y., to the archbishopric of Chicago,
notwithstanding his expressed preference
for remaining in Buffalo.
CANNOT TEMPT THE BOERS
Generals Visiting European Continent
Refnse to Be Inveigled Into
Schemes of Mischief.
LONDON, Aug. 25. The attitude of the
Boer generals on the continent Is regarded
here as absolutely correct. It has been
found Impossible to Inveigle them Into
schemes of discontent and mischief.
General Botha's reported statement that
Is is the duty of the burghers wishing to
live In South Africa to respect and observe
the laws of the British empire and render
themselves faithful subjects of King Ed
ward enhances the respect that Englishmen
have hitherto felt for him.
BRUSSELS. Aug. 25. The Boer generals
have Issued a statement that their services
at the Transvaal legation will no longer be
required after the end of September, when
the legation will be abolished.
When they conferred with Dr. Leyds laat
week the generals suggested the desirable
ness of his surrender of his position aa rep
resentative and on the disappearance of Dr.
Leyds, it la thought probable that former
State Secretary Relti will become leader of
the lrrcconclliablcs and attempt to organize
an antl-Brltlsh campaign In Europe.
DISCUSS PRESIDENT'S VIEWS
English Newspapers Comment In a
Conservative Way Vyoa Roose
velt's Recent Trail Vtte ranees.
LONDON, Aug. 25. The newspapers here
are taking time to digest President Roose
velt's views on trusts and there has been
little comment on the subject thus far.
The Evening Standard conalders that his
definition of the position combinations
ought to occupy "Is precisely what la ex
pected of a man of the president's tem
perate, logical mind," and adds that the
"suggestion of governmental supervision
of capitalistic rings Is practicable In theory,
although It la not easy to surmise how It
can be made operative."
The Pall Mall Gazette remarks:
President Roosevelt's pronouncement
leaves no doubt that he Intends at least to
scotch some of the gigantic enterprises
which are deleterious to the general com
munity. At the same time he Is too wise
to Ignore the fact that the tendency of
commerce is In the direction of a concen
tration of forces, and that this force needs
guidance and not blind opposition.
FOR LIBELING A FILIPINO
Dorr and O'Brien Each Sentenced to
Six Months and Fined One
MANILA, Aug. 25. Frederick Dorr, pro
prietor, snd Kdward O'Brien, ed tor of
Freedom, have each been sentenced to six
months In Blllbld prison and fined 11.000
each for libeling Benito Legara, a native
member of tha civil commission, by pub
lishing a certain article In Freedom.
Coin Dorr and O'Brien have also been
convicted of sedition, but have not yet
been aentenced on this count. The caaea
have been appealed to the supreme court
of the island.
JOHN BULL PAYS THE FREIGHT
Representatives of ladla at the Coro
nation Will Have Their Expense
LONDON, Aug. 25. Announcement has
Just been made that the Imperial govern
ment will defray all the txpensea horns
by the guests reprcseotatlve of India at
the coronation of King Edward. This de
cision sets at rest a much-aired grievance,
the first intention of the government be
ing to make the Indian government bear
the expenses of Its representatives at the
crowning of the king.
PREDICTS CHEAPER BEEF
Secretary Wilton Baeaa Opinion on the
Immense Corn Orop.
AMERICANS THE GREATEST BEEF EATERS
Western Trip Leaves Secretary Confi
dent of Republican Success In
the Fall and In
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Aug. 25. (SDeclal Tele
gram.) "If no damaging froat occurs w thin
tne next thirty dais." said Seortarv Wilson
of the Agricultural department,, "there will
DC tne greatest corn croD harvested this
country ever saw. With this crop matured
within the next month and feed ng to begin
about the first week in September, I feel
confident that within three months you will
see some reductions In the price of beef."
secretary Wilson explains that the loss
of Australian mutton has increased the de
mand for American beef and that Americans
themselves are becomtnc the areatest beef
eatera in the world. He adds: "Despite this
increased consumption and foreign demand,
I still believe that out tremendous corn
crop turned Into beef will bring down the
prices of that article of food."
Secretary Wilson, who has recently re
turned from a trip In the west. Is most
confident of the republican outlook In the
fall campaign and In the 1904 fight.
"President Roosevelt is a great favorite
throughout the west," he said. "He Is
the west's candidate for next president
overwhelmingly. His policies have all been
popular throughout the western states."
Routine ef Departments.
E. F. Gast has been aDnolnted noatmaater
at Holmqulst, Day county, 8. D., vice Au
gust Gast, resigned.
The comptroller of the currency today da.
clared a third dividend of 10 per cent In
favor of the creditors of the LeMars Na
tional bank of LeMars, la., making In all
60 per cent on claims amounting to 1126,711.
John u. Benbow of Fort Madison. Is., has
been admitted to practice before ths In
A . postofflce has been established at
Wllke, Hardin county, la., with Christian
Boddum, as postmaster.
The postofflce at Brant Lake. Lake
county, South Dakota, has been discon
The comptroller of ths currency has an.
proved reserve agents for national banks
as follows: National bank of North Amer
ica of Chicago, for the Commercial Na
tional bank of Council Bluffs:
ern National bank of Minneapolis, Minn.,
tns second Nailcza! task n' !....-,.,
la., and the Citizens' National hank
Slsseton, S. D.
Otto W. Woodward of Orlnnell Willi. m
M. Taylor of Creeton, Leonard D. Bane
of Dallas, Frank Nesvacll of Iowa City,
Fred A. Nelson of Grlawnlri T
Jerome M. Hlgman of Lander, Wyo.. were
toaay appointed railway clerks.
l no comptroller of the currency htm
proved changes in Nebraska national hnir
officers aa follows: Omaha National bank.
umaua, vnarieg K. walte. assistant cash
ier. In plsce of E. E. Balch; First National
bank of Valentin. J. T. May.
dent, and Cora L. Watters, assistant
Lieutenant Colonel Martin P. frn.i...
Tenth cavalry, has been ordered tn tir
station at Fort Robinson.
Rural free delivery routes will he ...h-
llshed In South Dakota on October 1 aa
follows: Bath, Brown county, one route;
area covered, thirty-four square miles
population served, 375. Valley Springs'
Minnehaha county, one route: area thirt..
eight square miles; population, 425. War
ner, crown county, one route; area, forty
square miles; population, S75. The post
offlce at Rondell will be discontinued.
DRAMA HAS REGAL NEW HOME
Willis Wood Theater Opened In Kan.
sns City by Messrs. Burgess
and Woodward. j
KANSAS CITY, Aug. 26. Kansaa City's
new $500,000 play houae, the Willis Wood,
was formally opened here tonight by Amelia
Bingham and her company, presenting Had
don Chambera' "A Modern Magdalene."
In the company were, besides Miss Bing
ham, Henry E. DIxey, Wilton Lackaye, Ho
bart Boaworth, Ferdinand Oottschalk and
Joseph Holland. The occasion was made bril
liant by the attendance of Governor Dock
cry of Missouri and an audience comprising
the fashion of this part of the southwest.
Previous to the opening of ths play, short
speeches were made by Governor Dockery,
Walter Sanford. manager of the theater,
and others. Miss Bingham said: "Thla la
the most beautiful theater I have ever
W. J. Burgess came from Omaha for ths
opening, bringing with him a party of nswa
The Willis Wood was built hy Colonel
Willis Wood of St, Joseph, Mo., at a cost of
over $400,000, to take the place of the old
Coates house, destroyed by firs two years
ago. It Is conceded to be one of the hand
somest play bouses In the United States.
STEPS IN FRONT OF" A CAR
Mrs. Mrie Antoinette Hopkins of St.
Louis Meets Drnth In a
' ST. LOUIS. Aug. 25-Mrs. Marls An
toinette Hopkins, widow of the Iste WIN
Ham A. Hopkins, former United Statea
m nlster to the Argentine Republic, waa In
stantly killed by stepping In front of a
street car going at the rate of thirty miles
Deceased waa born In Paris. France, In
1839. She was a marchioness by birth and
a baroness by her marriage In 1860 to
Baron von Renthel. Five children survive
her. all of whom, except Constantlne L. von
Renthel, are residents of other countries
A daughter. Helen von Renthel, Is at
present sojourning In Odessa, Russia
Alexander, the eldest son. Is stopping In
Rio de Janeiro. Brazil "h. i. ,
. , a real-
dent of Buenoa Ayres. Argentine Repub-
..... -u.i aoomer son, Frederick, Is a
resident of Austria. Cablegrams bavs been
forwarded to all of them relating The cir
cumstances of the death of their mother
Mrs. Hopkins was an ardent Christian
worker and a devout member of St
George'a Episcopal church.
WOLSELEY SAYS 11 IS TRUE
British Field Marshal Now Concedes
that American Army Is Best
LONDON. Aug. 25. Replying to a corre
spondent who asked t eld Marshal Lord
Wdseley If the repcrt was correct that he
had described the American army as "ths
best In the world," the field marshal writes
that he believes tha Quotation
describes that army.
OHIO LEGISLATURE CONVENED
Extra Session Called to Restore Jarla-
COLUMBUS, 0.. Aug. 25. The Ohio
legislature convened at t ?. m. today In
extraordinary session to 'enact laws to
provide for the government of municipali
ties and to reatore lost Jualadlctlon .to the
supreme court, these matters having been
rendered chaotic by the action of that
court during the early summer.
After roll call the governor'a message,
accompanied by a municipal cods bill, pre
pared under the direction' of the executive,
was received. Following; thla resolutions
were offered on ths death of Hon. William
Bell, Jr., former secretary of state, and
at the time of his death h member of this
house. Adjournment was then taken.
In his message Governor Nash first calls
attention to the act, passed last May, de
priving the supreme court of nearly all the
appellate jurisdiction formerly possessed
by the court. The repeal of the act Is
Continuing, the message says:
"During the last days of June the supreme
court of the state handed down several de
cisions which practically deprive our muni
cipal corporations of all government. It la
apparent that thla is an extraordinary oc
casion, which needs a remedy at the earli
est possible moment.
"Constitutional government must be re
stored to our cities snd tillages. The labor
demanded of us is not so' much a work of
construction as of readjustment. The
question now Is not what We think would be
a" 'model' municipal government, but what
we can get considering! the constitution
limitations and all the circumstances sur
rounding us. -
"The task must be approached with a spirit
of 'give and take' and with a determina
tion to accomplish something which will
bring order out of chaos. It Is time enough
to attempt to have our favorite ldess In re
gard to the municipalities Incorporated Into
law after order has been restored and when
the general assembly has ample time at
Its regular session to discuss and consider
The governor then traces briefly the his
tory of constitutional government of mu
nlclpalities In Ohio and advises that the
legislature Ignore the requests for a con
He then submits his Ideas of the neces
sity of the situation In the form of a
municipal code bill the enactment of
which he recommends.
Concluding, the governor says
"I suggest that by joint resolutions you
refer the school lawa to the state com
missioner of common schools and the at
torney geenral; the laws relating to the
compensation of county ' officers to the
auditor of state, secretary of state and
the attorney general; the laws relating to
registrations and elections to the aecre
tary of state, and the laws relating . to
annual beards of equalization to the audi
tor of state, with Instructions to revise
and re-codlfy aald laws, remove therefrom
all Imperfections and . have their work
ready for presentation to the general as
sembly of Ohio on the first Monday In
goes jo Goraqn Jenks
nominauen "T msiscrait at Aiakima
Primaries Blips Past Johnston
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 25. In the
democratic primaries held today for the
nomination of candidates for state officers
William D. Jenka of Barbour, the present
Incumbent, won over former Governor Jo
seph F. Johnston of Jefferson for governor
by a majority which will nrobahlv reach
20,000. This election was the first held
since the adoption of the new constitution,
by which the negro is eliminated aa a po
litical factor In Alabama, and the new or
ganlo law was made an Issue in the cam
paign. It was Indorsed In Its entirety by
Jenks and Johnston also guaranteed tn nn.
hold It. although he opposed Ita ratifica
R. M. Cunningham of Jefferson defeated
C. E. Waller of Hale by almost 2(1 nnn m..
jorlty for lieutenant governor. R. R. Poole
oi aiarengo, tor commissioner of agricul
ture. Thomas L. Sewell of Walker for au
ditor and J. Cralgsmlth of Dallas for treas
urer had no opposition, they being ac
corded a second term by precedent. It Is
expected that a second primary will be
necessary to decide .the contests for attor
ney general, secretary of state and super
intendent of education.
The following congressmen were renomi
nated without opposition: First district.
O. W. Taylor; Second district. A. A. Wil
lis; Third district. H. D. Clayton; Fourth
district. Sidney J. Bowie; Sixth district,
J. H. Bankhead; Seventh district, John L.
Burnett; Eighth district, William Rich
ardson; Ninth district. Oscar W. Under
wood. In the Fifth district former Congress,
man Willie Brewer la opposing Charles W.
Thompson, present Incumbent. The re
turns Indicate the renomlnation of Thomp
son. The nomination of state officers by a
general primary was an Innovation In Al
abama. The election passed off quietly
throughout the state.
NEFF GETS VOTES ENOUGH
Is Elected Chairman of California Re
publican gtate Convention, De
SACRAMENTO, Cel., Aug. 25. The re
publican state convention was organized to
day by the election of Lieutenant Governor
Jacob H. Neff chairman over Congressman
Victor H. Metealf. The ballot atood: Neff
423V4; Metealf. 40.
The close vote attests that the atruggle
was one of ths most strenuous In the his
tory of ths republican party In this state.
Neff was supported by the Flirt. Edson
and Hayes forces .and Metealf was backed
by Gage. The Neff people declare that the
capture of the organisation by them in
sures the defeat of Governor H. T. Gage
for renomlnation. It Is pointed out by ths
Gage men that Neff's success was due to
his personal popularity and that It waa not
a square test of Governor Gage's strength.
The convention took a recess until 7:30
IDA RALLIES THE SOCIALISTS
roagreasloarl Banner In Denver Will
Bear the Howlet Name Boyce
DENVER. Aug. 25. Ths referendum vote
of the socialist party, just completed, has re
sulted In the nomination of the following
ticket: For congress. Ida C. Howlet of
Denver: governor, Edwsrd C. Boyce, Den
ver; lieutenant governor, R. A. South
worth, Denver; attorney general, Carl
Whitehead, Denver; secretary of state, C.
H. Norrls. Buena Vista; state treasurer,
George R. Arnold, Golden; auditor, William
M. Nash, Delta; superintendent ef public
Instruction, Abba P. Parrot t, Goldfleld.
COMMITTEE TO MEET AGAIN
Ceuntj lepnblioan Organisation Callad to
Beoonvsne Next Saturday.
TO CORRECT ITS IRREGULAR ACTION
Thirty-Six ef the Sixty-One Members
f the Committee -Quickly Sign
the Call In Absence
Since the meeting of the republican
county committee last Saturday members
have come to realize that they failed to
comply with the primary election law, and
to avoid the possibility of having the noml
nations declared Invalid a majority of the
members have issued a call for another
meeting of ths committee.
When the Illegality of the proceedings
under the action of last Saturday's meet
ing was called to the attention of Mercer,
Blackburn and Gurley yesterday by Mr
Breen, they admitted that the law had not
been observed In Its requirement of the
county committee to designate the polling
places and appoint the primary elections
places and appoint the primary election
officers, but declared that they had prece
dents for their action and manifested no
disposition to join in retracelng their stepa
to correct the irregularities.
In the Interval a call had been prepared
to reconvene the county committee next
Saturday and It was quickly signed by
thirty-six, more than a majority of the
members. Copies were mailed to all mem
bers of the committee last night to give
the full five days' notice required by law,
The call with the slgnaturea attached Is as
We, the undersigned, being a majority of
the members of the committee, do hereby
call a meeting of the republican county
central committee of Douglas county. Ne
braska, for Saturday, August 30. 1902, at
the hour of 2 o'clock p. m., at Washington
nan, in me cuy or umana, in said county
for the purpose of carrvlna- out the nro.
visions of the law relating to the holding
of primaries In said county and appointing
me junges ana clerks ror the republican
primaries to be held 8entemher 19. ino2. In
said county, and designating the places for
iioioing eaia primaries, and ror the trans
action of such other business as may come
before such committee meetlna-.
All members of said commlttoe are hereby
iiuiiucu io De present at said meeting.
Dated August 25, 1902.
First Ward-A. M. Back, William Hutton.
Second Ward Thomas Callopy, James
Third Ward George A. Mead, H. B.
Fourth Ward J. H. Adams, Lee E. Orler.
Fifth Ward W. I. Klcrstead, C. W. De
Lamatre, A. B. Hunt.
Sixth Ward-O. W. Wlnshlp, R. B.
Carter, "vv. a. Ask with.
Seventh Ward Theodore Olaen.
Eighth Ward-C. It. Hutton, U. B. Bal
combe, M. F. Singleton.
South Omaha Michael Smith, Joseph
Koutsky, Peter Olson, J. C. Troutan, Steve
Schultx, J. E. Kryder.
Dundee C. A. Potter, A. Rogert.
Clontarf Joseph Munser, F. A. Burke.
McArdle William Olandt, George Rohwer.
Florence Charles Kclrle.
Chicago O. H. Denker.
Union L. C. Ducker, C. C. Curtis.
Jefferson Henry F. Helde.
NEVADA SILVER FORCES MEET
Warm Fight for the State Offices
Hay Prevent Faslon ef the
RENO, Nev., Aug. 25. The silver party
and the democratic party of Nevada will
meet in separate conventions here tomor
row to nominate a congressman and a full
state ticket. Fusion may or may not be
effected. The delegates of both conventions
are already here and the questions of fusion
and the distribution of the offices are being
discussed. It Is Impossible now to forecast
The democrats are fighting Saddler'a re
nomlnation for governor and It is believed
that Congressman Newlanda. rnnriM rnI.
United States senator. Is behind the fight.
John Sparks, a wealthy cattleman and mine
owner. Is being boomed by the democrats
for the position, but ha has not vet Ann -
aented to run. Saddler clalma votea enough
to secure the nomination.
C. D. Van Duger is an avowed ran A Mat
for congress, but there are aeveral others
available. Lcm Allen la another aspirant
for governor, but it la thought ha win k.
content with the nomination for lieutenant
governor. Howell, the present Incumbent,
has opposition tor the office of secretary of
atate in the person of Nate Roff, also a sil
TAKES FRIEND FOR BURGLAR
Richmond, Vs., Man Shoots and In
stantly Kills Another Occupy
ing Same Houae with Him.
RICHMOND. Va., Aug. 25. Mistaking his
friend, who occupied the same dwelling with
him, for a burglar, J. D. Wilson shot and
Instanty killed G. F. Apperson here late
Apperson recently had changed his Bleep
ing apartments and Wilson, seeing a form
which In the darkness hs supposed to bs
that of a burglar, challenged and, receiving
no answer, fired.
FIELDER . VAUGHN SHOOTS HIM
Landlord Mitchell of Peoria Haa Me
mento of Milwaukee Club's
PEORIA. 111., Aug. 25. Shortly before
midnight Harry Vaughn, right fielder for
the Milwaukee base ball team of the West
ern league, became entangled with W.
Mitchell, proprietor of the Mitchell hotel,
and In the melee that followed Vaughn
shot Mitchell In the hand. The wound Is
not a serious one. No arrests have been
MILES GOES TO PHILIPPINES
Secretary Cortelyou Corroborates Ru
mor and Explains Purpose
f the Visit.
BOSTON. Aug. 25. With reference tn tk.
statement that Lieutenant General Miles
la going to the Philippine Islands Secre
tary Cortelyou said tonight? r.ar..
Miles is going to the Philippines with the
permission or the president to Inspect
army conditions there."
NEGRO LYNCHED BY A MOB
Woman Who Was Victim ef the Brute
Dies ef Wouads Indicted In
RALEIGH. N. ,C, Aug. 25. Tom Jones
the negro who criminally assaulted Mrs.
Will Smith of 8evea Springs, who died
from ber wounds, has been lynched by a
mob whit a took Jonea from his captora.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Local Rains Tues.
day; Wednesday Fair.
Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayi
Hour. Dear. Hoar. Dea
B a. m , tin 1 p. m Tt
l a. m , ttd a p. nm 11
T a. n tttt 8 p. m Ta
a. m (Ml 4 p. m T9
R a. m HH dp. n.ii.,1 l
10 a. m i p. m Til
11 a a.ii,,i m T p. m To
IS m TO
H n. sa BS
8 p. m MI
SPANISH WAR VETS' DESIRE
It Is to Place Memorial Tablet for
Captain Wltherell on Bed
BINOHAMTON, N. T.. Aug. 25. At the
state assembly of Spsnlsh war veterans In
this city today a committee waa appointed
to secure for veterana of the Spanish war,
If possible, the same preference now ac
corded veterana of the civil war under the
civil service law. Delegates , to the na
tional convention were instructed to as
sist in an effort that la to be made to
bring about an amalgamation of all the
Spanish war veterana' orgaolzatlona In the
It was decided to erect at the base of the
statue of Liberty on Bedloe's Island, New
York harbor, a memorial tablet to Cap
tain Alexander Wetherell, U. S. A., who
was a veteran of both the civil and the
Spanish-American wars, and who was
killed at the battle of San Juan hill. It
woe announced' that President Roosevelt
has promised to attend the dedication of
the tablet next spring unless something
unexpected prevents It.
FLOUR FREIGHTAGE IS LESS
Minneapolis Shipments to Move at
Smaller Cost After the First
of the Month.
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 25. In confirma
tion of the conference decision reached last
Friday, the flour committee of the roads
entering the Twin cities today decided to
reduce the rates to Chicago and St. Louts.
The present Minneapolis to Chicago rate
of 12V4 cents per hundred was reduced to
10 cents and ths rate of 16 cents per hun
dred on Minneapolis to St. Louts ship
ments was acaled to 13 cents. These re
ductions go into effect on September 1.
They are made because of the general
reductions In wheat rates from southwest
ern points to St. Louis and Chicago.
ANDREWS IS DENIED BAIL
Alleged Detroit Embessler la Granted
Habeaa Corpus, but Is Still
LANSING, Mich., Aug. 25. The Michigan
supreme court has granted a writ of habeas
corpus In the case of Frank C. Andrews,
recently convicted of misappropriating
funds of the wrecked City Savings bank
of Detroit. The writ la made returnable
October 1, and Andrewa will remain In jail
meanwhile. Andrews' attorneys, wanted
Judge Murphy of the recorder's court of
Detroit, to Set -hall foe thel rlUnt namlliia
an appeal to tha supreme court, but Judge
Murpny refused and the question of bail
will be argued before the aunreme court
at the October term.
SHE LEAPS OFF EADS BRIDGE
1'nldrntlfled St. Louis Woman Evade
Bystander and Leaves Life
by Water Route.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 25. An unidentified
woman, apparently 60 years old, jumped
from the Eads bridge into the Mississippi
late tonight. W. E. Fitzgerald, crossing
the bridge, saw her on the railing and
aelzed ber. She told htm she simply
wanted to look at the river below. He
walked away, and turning saw her aprlng
Into the darkness and beard the splash as
her body struck the water. This is ths first
Instance In local police annals of a woman
committing suicide from the Eada bridge.
BRIGHAM YOUNG IS VERY ILL
Mormon Leader Ieft In Critical Con
dition by Operation for
SALT LAKE CITT. Aug. 25. TlnnfflM.I
announcement la made today of the serious
Illness of Brleham Younr nrenMent nf th-
Quorum of Twelve Apostles of the Mormon
cnurcn. iresiaeni zoung, wno has been
on a trip through the Jackson Hole and
Teton Basin country in Idaho for his
health, has been operated upon for dropsy
and la said to be In a critical condition.
Aa president or the quorum of Twelve
President Young Is next In line for the
presidency of the church.
IDAHO RAISES THE ROADS
State Board Applies Increase to Great
Northern and Northern
, BOISE. Idaho. Aug. 25. The Stats Board
or Equalization today followed the course
foreshadowed by lta action last week, when
It adopted a resolution in favor of taxing
the gross earnings of railways. There was
an Increase of $250 per mile on the Great
Northern and Northern Pacific, and aomo
minor changes on branchea; otherwise the
aaaeasment stands as last year. There was
an increase of 15 per mile on the Western
Union Telegraph company.
LIMIT FOR A BANK WRECKER
Washington Judge Gives John Dlx
Ten Years of Steady Inside
WHATCOM. Wash., Aug. 25. Judge Net-
erer today overruled a motion for a new
trial for H. St. John Dlx and aentenced
him to ten years In the penitentiary, ths
limit under the laws of this state. Dlx
waa convicted of wrecking the Scandinavian-American
bank in this city. He Bed
to England and waa arrested tbers about
six months ago.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Aug, SB.
At New York Arrived: Bluecher, from
Hamburg, Boulogne and Southampton;
Ethiopia, from Ulaagow.
At Antwerp Arrived: Vaderland, from
At Lizard Passed: Nederland, from Phil
adelphia, for Antwerp.
At Plymouth Sail, d: Waldersee, from
Hamburg, for New York.
At Prawla Point Passed: Rhyndam, from
New York, for Iloulogne and Rotterdam.
At Browhead Passed: Taurlc, from New
York, for Liverpool.
At Glasgow Arrived: Sardinian, from
At London Arrived: Minneapolis, from
New York. Balled: Menomlnle, for New
At Bremerhaven Arrived: Grosser Kur
furs l, from, New York.
SWIFT TO BE HEAD
Chicago Packer 81ated far Fniidanoj f
WITH M. CUDAHY CHAIRMAN OF DIRECTORS
Iafarmation of Thair Isleotiao. Comet frem
REPORT THAT E. A. CUDAHY WILL RETIRE
Omaiai to Hold 8took in New Concern,
Bnt No Offioe.
J. 0GDEN ARMOUR ALSO BOOKED TO GO
Latest Information la that Comblua
ties of Big Packing Houses la to
Become Effective First Day
A prominent eastern capitalist who owna
stock In aeveral' of the packing companlea
waa In Omaha yesterday and aald to frlenda
at his hotel that the merger of the packing
interests waa going through. Mors than
this, he said that O. F. Swift would bs at
the head of the combination and that
Michael Cudahy would be chairman of the
board of directors.
It waa understood from the asms author
ity that E. A. Cudahy and J. Ogden Armour
would retire tor a time from the business.
These two capitalists will, however, hare
atock In tha amalgamated association.
It la understood that the official an
nouncement of the new organisation will be
made about September 1.
Later on a message came to Omaha that
T. W. Taliaferro had Just returned from a
trip. Mr. Taliaferro Is general manager of
the Cudahy Interests here. To a reporter
for The Bee Mr. Taliaferro sail that ha
had Just returned from his ranch at Stan
ton and that he knew nothing about the
It Is known that Mr. Taliaferro waa In
Chicago when tho merger deal waa con
summated and that he returned only a few
hours before the query waa put to him.
On good authority It la atated that aa
Inventory of the Cudahy plant la now be
ing taken. Thla work haa been In progress
for a day or two, but the management haa
kept the matter quiet.
No one at the Swift plant In' South
Omaha seems to know anything about the
m?rger. Mr. Mnch. th" mansror is
noncommittal, as he gets all his instruc
tions from Chicago. General Manager
Howe of the Armour worka says he doea
not know a thing and Mr. Benn of the
Omaha packing plant la In the same posi
tion. It Is a fact, however, that the merger
deal haa gone through.
CORPSE NOT TO BE EXHUMED
Doubt as to Identity ef Body Burled
aa that of Miosis Mltetiell '
Still Prevail. I
CHICAGO, Aug. 25. Doubt ae to tha
Identity of the body buried as Minnie
Mitchell must for aome time complicate
the mystery shrouding the Bartholln
Mltchell murder case.
For the second time Judge Brentano
today refused to Issue an order to ex
hume the body of the woman which was
round on August 7 In the weeds of a lonely
Held at Seventy-fourth and State streets.
A plan was on foot to have dentiets who
worked on the young womsn'e teeth in
spect those of the dead body to clear up
the doubta of Identity, but Robert Mitchell,
brother of the aupposed decedent, declined
to sign affidavits necessary tor tha ex
humation. He said his family waa willing that the
body be disinterred, but that, although
the only means of identification they had
were articles of clothing found near the
body, they were not willing to take the
Chief of Police O'Nell today received In
formation that leada him to believe Wil
liam J. Bartholin, the auspected murderer,
waa In Chicago Auguat 16. He aald he
thought the fugitive waa not dead and that
he waa aeen with a valise, and probably
left the city two daya after the dlacovery
of the body of hla murdered mother In her
BELIEVE BOY WAS MURDERED
De Soto Cltlseus Are Hunting Body of
Horse Trader's Companion gad
ST. LOUIS. Aug. 25. A special to tha
Republic from De Soto, Mo., says: Nearly
100 cltltena of the neighborhood three miles
east of here on the Valley mlnea road, are
up In arms over ths supposed murder of a
17-year-old boy named George, who la
strangely missing. A posse has been search
ing the woods and the surrounding country
for three days for his body.
Charles Fulkerson and James Harrington,
horse traders, and Harry, ths tatter's 14-year-old
aon have been arrested In connec
tion with the case. George worked for Ful
kerson. Fulkerson Is held on a charge of
murder without ball, but Harrington and ths
aon, who were only charged with being ac
cessories, have been releaaed on bond.
The boy's family name is not known.
Fulkerson says he employed the hoy three
months ago at Kennett, Mo., and since then
he had been traveling with him In their
covered wagon. The boy has been missing
since Thursday night and the citizens be
lieve that during a quarrel over wagea he
waa murdered and his body hidden. Har
rington asserts that Fulkerson took ths
boy Into the woods and came back without
him. Fulkerson denied that he killed tha
WOODMEN ANXIOUS TO CHOP
At Preernt Fraternal Congress The?
Will Propose Pruning Prevail
lug lasuranee Ratea.
DENVER, Aug. 25. The opening of the
annual convention of the National Frater
nal congresa, embracing fifty-six societies
and 4.000,000 members, scheduled for to
day, waa postponed until tomorrow, as the
national officers and more than half tha
delegatea did not arrive until late la tha
One of the principal questions which will
be considered by the convention Is the
proposed reduction of the Insurance rates.
The congresa some time ago established a
schedule making tha minimum rats, 03
cents. The Modern Woodmea of America,
It la said, will make an attempt to have
thla figure etlU further reduced.
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