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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JTTNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MOHN1HG, SEPTEMBER 25, 19012 TEN PAGES.
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F. W. HIGGINS HAS THE SECOND PLACE
He Iutead ef Bheldoi Will )Ikks the
lace with OdelL
WAS THE ORIGINAL TLATT CANDIDATE
.Aipirant Whe leiigned Saji He leeli
PtATFORM FAVORS CUBAN RECIPROCITY
iJrealont Hooee-relt ! Heartily Em
' doraed at Party Loolu For
i ward to Hla Nomination
amd Election In. 1804.
' lr Governor B. B. Odell. Jr., of Orange.
Tor Lieutenant Governor F. W. HI gains
I ct Cattaraugus. ,
For Secretary of State John F. O Brlen
of Clinton. . ,
For TreJiurer John O. Wlckaer of Erie.
For Attorney General Henry B. Comaa
For Comptroller N. B. Miller of Cort
land. For Engineer B. A. Bond of Jefferson.
For Judge of the Court of Appeal W.
, 23. Werner of Monroe.
SARATOGA, N. T.. Sept 24. The con
vention reassembled shortly after 10 o'clock
this morning and quickly proceeded to
business. Edward Laulerbach of New Tork
City presented the platform, which was
The following Is an abstract of the
platform presented to ths republican con
Tribute to McKtnley.
The ronuhllmn narty of the state of New
Tork, assembled in convention for the first
time since the death of President McKlnley,
owes as Its first duty an expression of pro
found sorrow at his untimely end. Hla ex
sited chnraater. revealed both In his public
. and private life, are proud heritages of the
The policies Inaugurated by him were
taken up by one of New York's sons, whose
courageous and honest efforts to bring; to
a successful consummation tne great prou
lems left unsolved entitles him to the re
auect of all the neoule. We give to Freer
dnt Koosevelt and his administration our
htarleat approval and most cordial support.
We look forward with confidence to hla
'.action to the presidency In 19M and ea far
aa this convention has the power we pledge
i thereto the earnest efforts of the republican
i party of this state.
We glory In the magnificent achievements
of our army and navy in restoring ordor In
i Tha responsibilities which nave come to
us as a nation have been courageously mat
and the promise made for tha establishment
of an independent republic on tha island of
1 Cuba has been redeemed.
We favor tha reciprocity agreement with
' that reDuMic. Dro Dosed by the republicans
; In congress, giving effective relief to Cuba,
without harm to any American industry
We believe that our new poaaaaslons
should be accorded aucn maaaura of eeic-
government aa their development In tha
course of time may require.
We command the eaiecutlvn for laying tha
foundation of aooi&i roar, education and
local government In tne Philippine la land.
Wa commend the action of congress In se
curing to tha peoples of thoae Islands their
fundamental civil ana personal rignia, lor
the election of a legislative assembly,
elected by tha FlllDlnoa.
On this record of peaoa, orderly govern
ment, liberty and homo rule. In over-in
creasing meusurs, for tha Filipino tha re
publican party takes Ita stand and conn
dently appeals for endorsement to all Amer
lean cltlsens. Irrespective of party.
Deals with atato Affairs.
The platform than takes up state af
The administration of Governor Odell Is
endorsed and tha party pledges itself to
nact laws which will forever insure free
dom from direct stats taxes. Tha party
also pledge itself to the enactment of
such legislation as will give tha state i
hotter system of highways and to ths im
provemcnt and enlargement of the canals
to such an extant as will fully and ado
I quately meet all requirements of commerca,
i On the subjects of the tariff and trusts
the platform says:
The ereatpst national Issue Is the main
tenance of prosperity. The pledge given by
William McKlnley of abundant work and
good wages. Dasea on tne passage or.
nrotectlve tariff bill, has been fulfilled.
The Integrity of the protective tariff
principle must be preserved. The principle
of American wagea ana tne supremacy o
tho American workshop.
While we would encourage business en
terprlses which have for their object tha
extension of trade and the upbuilding of
our state, wa condemn all combinations
and monopolies In whatever form having
for their purpose tne destruction oi com
netltlon in legitimate enterprise, the Hml
tatlon of production In any held of labor, or
the Increase or cost to tna consumer of tne
necessaries of life, and we pledge tha party
to the aupport of such legislation aa will
suppress and prevent the organisation of
such Illegal comDinaiions.
The declaration concludes:
Wa believe tha devotion of those who
took part In the great atrugglea of ou
country ahould be fully recognised and w
promise our support to such amendmen
to existing laws according them such
recognition as may be deemed necessary In
the furtherance of tnis declaration.
Piatt and Woodruff Amicable.
Tha friction which developed yeaterda
nd which threatened to result in a party
breach had entirely disappeared this morn
ing, and ths leaders talked in ths moat
harmonious way. Senator Piatt said that
It ha mada any aspersions on Mr. Woodruff
he bad forgotten them. Mr. Woodruff failed
o remember any criticism of Senator Piatt.
4 over nor Odtll left early in tha morning
after having effected the retirement of Mr.
Sheldon, and tha delegates almost as
unit approved of the decision. Senator Hlg
gins, who was named by the convention
for lieutenant governor, was the original
candidate of Senator Piatt. Mr. Sheldon
aid after the convention:
"I have positively no grievances. My
business connections, it would seem, bid fair
to lay tha ttckat open to criticism had I
been nominated, particularly in view of tha
fact that before the convention such crltl
clsms had begun to be made."
A committee of representative leaders of
the party was appointed to meet In Albany
October T and officially notify tha nominees
of the convention
One of the surprlaes of the day was the
announcement that George W. Dunn, chair
man of tha republican committee, would hot
be a candidate for congress In the Thirtieth
congressional district to succeed Congress
man Ray, who resigned to accept an ap
pointment as United States district judge.
Tha candidate for rongreas in that district
will be John Dwlghl of Tompkins county.
Chairman Dunn was Induced to retire from
ths congressional race because It was be
lieved bis services would b needed to con
duct the campaign. He is a member of the
state railroad committee, and It bad bren
planned that If he was elected to eongreaa
fcs would resign the commisalonership and
that Congressman Sherman of I' Ilea would
succeed him. Now that Mr. Dunn Is out of
tha race tor eongreaa Mr. Sherman will be
candidate for re-election to eongreaa.
DEADLOCK OVER TARIFF BILL
German Government Declines to Ac
cept Amendments of
BERLIN, Sept. 24. The) government and
the Reichstag majority have) reached a
deadlock on the tariff. The Imperial sec
retary of state for the interior. Count
Possdowskl-Webner, enunciated to the
Reichstag t 't committee today more
sharply the before the government's
determinant. ''"..'' accept the bill as
amended at th ' dlng and the com
mittee immediate. ft the meat and
animal duties to tht. Me as at tha
rat reading, to which v Posadow-
skl-Wehner had particular ed.
Herr Herold, the centrist le. Aimed
that without these duties the . entrlata
would not support the bill and one by one
the centrists, and portions of the national
liberals, sustained Herr Herald's position.
Count Posadowskt-Wehner made a confi
dential statement, representing the govern
ment's reason for rejecting the minimum
scale of duties on animals and meats.
These reasons are understood to be In
connection with tho negotiation of the new
commercial treaties. Upon a member in
quiring how much tho communication was
confidential the secretary replied that the
government wanted to know openly that all
the federated states were opposed to the
animal schedule as amended. He also
dwelt on the Importance of continuing the
commercial treaty policy.
Count von Kanltx, one of th agrarian
leaders, here Interjected that the tariff
bill "is the main thing In making treaties,
but secondary so far as the agricultural
classes are concerned, for they have no
Interest whatever in treaties like those
Ths conservative papers adopt a pessi
mistic tone regarding the bill's prospects.
Tho Kreuze Zeltung says the outlook could
not be mora gloomy.
Tho town council of Frankfort-on-the-
Maln has adopted a resolution asking ths
Reichstag to revoke the problhttlon against
the Importation of American canned meat
BOOTH TO DO MUCH VISITING
Salvation Army General Tells London
Crowd He'll Speak All Ovar
LONDON, Sept 24. General Booth of the
Salvation Army, who sails for New Tork
September 27, mada a farewell address to
night in Exeter hall. The building wss
General Booth said be would visit twenty-
five cttlea in tho United State and elevei
in Canada and conduct 160 meetings, be
side public receptions. He said the chair
men of the proposed meeting would In
clude Governor Naah of Ohio, Governor
Yates of Illinois and Senator Haana.
In his address General Booth character
ised tha United States as a nation of mighty
ambitions. Ha said he trusted he would be
able to do something to help forward sen
timent to help the people of tho United
8tate along tho path of righteousness
and truthfulness, so that they, as a nation,
would become truly great.
Tha speaker declared "that nothing was
Aoarar to him than to be instrumental in
knitting closer the bonds of Great Britain
and America, so that these countries would
stand together and fight for all that was
true and good. He said the more direct
object of his trip was to stir the Salvation
Ists to more thoroughness and mora heart
iness. Referring to the defection of some
members of his family, the general said
the Salvation Army did not belong to the
Booth family, that it belonged to tho Sal
EMPEROR IS REPORTED DEAD
Paris Hears that Oorea'i Rnler Haa
Isceambed to Afflictions No
PARIS, Sept. 25. In a dispatch from
Seoul, Cores, by the correspondent of the
Figaro, It is said that the smperor of
Core Is dead.
A dispatch to the Associated Press from
Seoul, dated last Monday, said the cele
bration of the anniversary of the corona
tion of Empsror Tl Hleung had been post
poned in consequence of the spread of
cholera there, but that the real reason of
ths postponement waa alleged to bo lack
Tl Hleung succeeded to ths throne in
1864. He assumed the title of emperor in
189T. It was reported In 1898 that tha em
peror and tha crown prince of Coraa bad
been poisoned. They both recovered. It
was then believed that the poisoner was a
woman of the emperor's household and she
was supposed to have been actuated by
jealousy or political motives.
QUEEN'S WILL IS EXAMINED
Discloses that Marie Henrietta Wlahed
Little Ceremony aad Waa Gen
erous to Her Secretary.
BRUSSELS. Sept. 24. Th will of Xarle
Henrietta, queen of th Belgians, waa
opened today. It directs that aha be burled
beside her son and that there shsll be no
public lying In state. Th queen be
queaths her twelve horses to her private
secretary. Baron Oofflnet, upon whom King
Leopold today conferred a commandershlp
In th Order of Leopold In recognition of
tha baron'a devotion to the 1st queen.
The other bequeata made .by her majesty
were of a private character.
MEXICO FEELS EARTHQUAKE
la Its Capital City Soma Water Pipes
Bnret aa Reanlt of th
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 24. An earthquake
hock felt here yesterday cracked a large
number of bulldlngi, and today th police
report show that the water pipe burst
In several streets. The earthquake wss se
vere In Puebla, and selsmlo disturbances
were felt at Vera Crut and other cltits and
towna on tb Quit of Mexico.
KING'S YACHT IS ON A ROCK
Prlnceas Victoria la on Board
Vasaela Go to Reaea of
STOCKHOLM. Sweden. Sept. 24. King
Oscar's yscht with tha crown princess
Prlnceea Victoria, on board, bar run on tha
rocks nssr Kalmar on tha Baltic. Vessels
have gone to the yacht'a assistance
BUENOS AYRES. Bpt. 24. An official re
port laaued by tha minister of agriculture
aaya tha raina la tho Argentina Republic
hav saved th crop.
TROOPS IN FIVE COUNTIES
Ire Camped in Half the Territory ef the
SITUATION - GROWING MORE CRITICAL
Many PeVsnnal Encounter Orcor,
Mobs Destroy Some Property and
the Ontpnt of Coal Is
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24. Of the ten
anthracite coal producing counties o(
Pennsylvania, state troops are tonight
camped in five. Despite the presence of
the troops in these districts, rioting and
general lawlessness continues In the en
tire hsrd coal territory from Forest City,
Susquehanna county, on the north, to Wll
llamatown, Dauphin county, on the south,
a distance of more than 100 miles.
The section of the strike region In the
vicinity of Forest City which baa been com
paratively quiet ever since th strike be
gan, was greatly wrought up today by
crowds of strikers Interfering with and
beating men who had returned to work and
as a result Sheriff Macy of Susquehanns
county tonight asked Governor Stone for
troops to assist him and other civil author
ities to preserve the peace. At preaent
there are tour full reglmenta, two com
panies of another regiment and two troopa
of cavalry. The Thirteenth is at Ollphsnt,
the Sixth Is at ita armory in Wilkes-
barre, the Eighth regiment and the 8econd
Philadelphia City troop are under canvas
on the top of a hill overlooking Shenan
doah, one battalion of the Twelfth regi
ment and the Governor's troop sre in the
Panther creek valley and a battalion of
the Twelfth la preserving order in the
city of Lebanon, where the Iron and steel
workers are on strike.
Governor May Need Other.
If the disorder continues Governor Stone
will be compelled to call out additional
soldiers. While there has been no big gen
eral riot the dleturbances have been of
such a serious nature as to cause the au
thorities much apprehension. Every ef
fort la being made by the sheriffs of the
several counties affected and the troops to
prevent disturbances from growing to such
an extent as to cause bloodshed. Reports
are coming in from every section of non
union men and others being either shot or
clubbed. House of workmen have been
burned or dynamited, and attempts have
been made to hold up coal trains or derail
them Coal la helnr shtnj- from many
places, but compared with the normal out
put the quantity la Insignificant. The out
put for this week will be considerably less
than the average normal production of one
day, which la about 300,000 tona. The
strikers claim that very little of the coal
is freahly mined and that it Is mostly coal
washed from th culm banks or that haa
been stored at various points since before
the strike began. President Mitchell had
no comment to make today on th move
ment of th troops Into Luiern county.
He said th general strike situation 1 un
changed. Relarn ( Terror aut W I Mica bam,
WILKE8BARRE, Pa., Sept. 14. A reign
of terror existed In thia - section of th
strike region last night and early today.
Sheriff Jacobs and hla deputies were -powerless
to preserve order, althongh every at
tempt was made to do so. No sooner was
one outbreak suppressed than another broke
out. At Nantlcok the street car were
boarded by the miners In sesrch of non
union men coming from or going tq work.
A sheriff's posse and a crowd of striker
exchanged shots at Wanamle after the latter
had derailed a train of oal eara. At Plym
outh a number of nonunion men on their
way home from No. 2 mine wera held up
and beaten ao badly that they were left
on the roadway for dead.
Shortly after 1 o'clock a demand for more
deputlea wa received from no less than
ten places in Luzerne county. Those ap
plying tor aid eald that It help waa not
sent at one there would be loaa of prop
erty and possible bloodshed. Sheriff Jacobs
after a consultation with his attorney de
cided to take no more chances, but to
appeal to the governor at once. Shortly
before 2 o'clock tbla morning the sheriff
telegraphed Governor Stone; telling him that
the sltuatlqn in the Wyoming region was
beyond his control and that in order to
protect life and property troopa would have
to be sent her Immediately. Tha gov
ernor'a secretary replied that the matter
would be laid before the former at one.
At Exster this morning a mob of 600
gathered in the vicinity of a washery and
prevented the employes from going to work
A deputy sheriff named Burke was knocked
down by stones and severely injured
Large crowds of men and boys are gathered
round the washerles and mines in opera
tlon and the situation la very threatening.
Governor aad Sheriff Confer.
HARRISBURO, Pa., Sept. 24. Troon will
be aent to Luzerne county before night if
rioting in that locality doea not c
Governor Stone and Adjutant General Stew
art were In conference with Sheriff Jacobs
at Wllkesbarr by telephone at 8 o'clock thia
morning. The governor does not want to
order out additional troopa unless It Is
absolutely necesaary, and before doing ao
b win investigate the altuatlon in the
localities where there is trouble.
Sheriff Jacobs telegraphed to the gov
ernor at 2 o'clock this morning that tha
conditions in Luzerne ware such that it was
impossible for him to maintain peace, pro
tect life and property and suppress rioting
ana disorder. He also said that if blood
shed waa to be prevented tha governor
would have to aend troops to hla assist
The message was received by Private
Secretary Gerwlg, who called the sheriff
up over ths ' long-distance telephone to
aacertatn the attuatlon more fully. Sheriff
Jacoba aald the riotera bad Bred aeveral
ahota into a washery near Wllkeabarre and
had blown up a railroad bridge with dyna
mite. He waa alone In hla office while
apeaklng with Mr. Gerwlg, and aald it
would not be neceasary to aend troopa be
fore morning. No demand haa ainc been
received from the sheriff, and the slate
authorities are hopeful that it will not be
necessary to order out additional troops.
Regiment Waiting- Orders.
The Ninth regiment, whoa headquartera
are at Wllkeabarre, la under watting orders
and it the sheriff renews hla request for
troopa It Is likely that tbla regiment will
be ordered to his assistance.
The governor's advlcea from Lebanon thia
morning are that tha altuatlon la improved
and that tbcra are no sign of further
rioting or an outbreak auch aa would re
quire tha preaenca of additional troops.
Csptain H. M. Richards, treasurer of th
American Iron and Steel company, who was
shot last night, la not seriously Injured.
He expect to reauma his dutlea in a tew
Governor Stone, Adjutant General Stewart
and Sheriff Jacoba did considerable talk-
(Continued on Second Pag.)
WALL STREET HAS A FLURRY
Pressure to Sell Stacks Bo Great that
Moat Violent "lamp la
NEW TORK, Sept. 24. The unexpected
new that President Roosevelt was com
pelled to absndon his trip and submit to
surgical treatment proved an additional
burden upon the stork market this morning.
Opening prices showed threatening breaka
of from 1 to 3 point in the Important lead
ing storks. First price proved to be the
lowest for the time bring and vigorous sup
port by large financial Interests succeeded
In rallying the market to or above last
nlrht's level by 11 o'clock. The reassuring
bulletins of the president's condition helped
It waa at that Urn that loans began to
be made and the fact was disclosed that the
banks were continuing their policy of call
ing loans. The result wss another violent
slump, which carried prices lower than be
fore, losses extending up to S points In
some of the leading stocks. Missouri Pa
cific's loss was 4. St. Paul's i and Louis
ville's 5, while the llBt of 3-point losses or
over was considerable. The call money rate
oared above 20 per cent. The pressure to
aell became very urgent and the large spec
ulative combinations, which have persist
ently held up prices for Several weeks past,
unloaded very large holdings and aban
doned all attempt to sustain the market.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24. While Secre
tary of the Treasury Shaw haa made no
announcement of his Intention to employ
means further to remove the stringency
n the money market. It la known he has
under consideration the advisability of In
creasing the amounts of government funds
on deposit at national bank depositories
to the full market value of th bonds on
deposit with the government.
At present government funds to tho
amount of the par value of the bonds on
deposit are placed In the banks. If tho
proposed scheme should be adopted by
Secretary Shaw it would inrreaae mater
ially the amount of public money on de
posit with the banks, thus relieving the
stringency by the Increased amount.
Official of the Treasury department.
however, disclaim definite knowledge of
the secretary's Intention. It Is expected
that Mr. Shaw will be in Washington to
morrow. It waa stated at tha Treasury depart
ment today that there Is nothing in the
report that Secretary Shaw 1 proposed to
allow national banks to Issue circulating
notes beyond the par value of bonds de
posited aa security. Such action would
constitute a plain violation of the law.
Up to March It, 1200, It a.lu, national
banks could Issue only 0 per cant of ths
par value of their bonds, but the act of
that date permitted such issue up to their
par value when deposited a security.
HEARING WICHITA COMPLAINT
Interatate Commerce - Comsntaaloner
Tako t'p Matter of Rates Discrim
inative Aatalnat Kansas Town.
WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 14. The Inter
state Commerce commission I in session
hare today. Chairman Mart in a. Knapp,
C. A. Prouty, Joseph W. Filer and James
D. Tolman being present. The- commis
sioners are hearing testimony In the case
known aa the export grain case, in which
Wichita maintains that the railroads dis
criminate on gulf ratea in favor of Kanaa
City against Wichita.
The commissioners expected to complete
the hearing today, but they became ao much
interested in the subject of the complaints
that they have announced that they will
continue the hearing three days.
Expert testimony waa Introduced show
ing that three-quarters of the wheat of
Kansas is grown within a radius of 100
miles of Wichita. Wheat pays a rato of
28Vs cents to Galveston from Wichita,
while Kansas City sends wheat through
Wichita to Oalveston on a 16-cent rate.
It was testified that Nortonvllle, north of
Wichita, shipped wheat to Kansas City and
thence to Galveston via Wichita at a rate
7 cents less than the Wichita rate. Secre
tary Heraer of the Wichita Board of Trade
testified that he had positive knowledge
that Kansas City grain men received rates
to Galveston at even lees than the published
Superintendent Blddle of the traffic de
partment of the Santa Fe testified that
Wichita waa a better natural market than
Kansas City, but eaatern roads terminat
ing at Kansas City insisted on making that
the grain center, ao that they could com
pete tor the grain trade of Kansss. He
thought that the roads going south from
Kansaa City, such ss the Pittsburg & Gulf,
were' partly responsible for the low Kan
sas City rate, alnce, being heavy haulers
of lumber, they could carry wheat south
ward .cheaper than roads that could not
have tbelr cars filled both way.
QUARANTINE LINE THE SAME
Oaly Minor Change Mad by th Na
tional Aasorlatloa of Sani
WICHITA, Kaa., Sept. 24. The National
Association of Sanitary boards adjourned
today, after electing W. E. Bolton of Ok
lahoma prealdent; D. F. Lucky of Mis
souri, vie president, and W. B. Smith of
Illinois secretary and treasurer.
The quarantine line was not changed, ex
cept Moore and Bledsoe countlea, in Ten
nessee, were placed north of the line. The
open aeaaon In Texas, Oklahoma and K n
sss will be from November 1 to January
1; tor all other atatea from November 1
to February 1, except for the two north
ern tiers of Arkaneaa counties, where the
open seaaon extends from November 1 to
VETS NEED N0T FEAR RATES
Washington Committee Promises that
There Will Be Good Cheap En
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 Replying to re
ports to the effect that the price of hotel
accommodation will be greatly Increased
during ths Grand Army encampment week,
the local Grand Army of the Republic
committee aay such will not be the esse.
B. F. Warner of the committee today said
there would be sleeping accommodations at
not to exceed $1 a day tor 60,000 persons.
STELLA KILLS THE "KNOCKER
East Joplla Woman Fire Through
Door Shot Fatal to Joseph
JOPUN. Mo.. Sept. 24 Stella Lister, in
East Joplln today, abot and killed Joseph
Knotter, aon of a brewer at Oalesburg, III.
Knotter tried to break Into the Liater house
agatnat the woman' will. She locked th
door and shot through th panel, th bul
let taking effect In th young man' head,
killing him Instantly.
AR-SAR-BEN CARNIVAL OPENS
flatee f Street Fair Are Ajar and Grounds
EXHIBITION MORE EXTENSIVE THAN EVER
Shorn More Numerous and of Better
Quality Than Thoae of Former
Years Banda Roaaa
At 2 o'clock yesterday the street fair of
the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben was opened to
the public. The displays had been delayed
by the rainy weather of the last three days,
but when the gates were opened the
weather was all that could be desired. The
sun came from behind the blanket of
clouds which had concealed It and the nip
ping north wind of the morning had died
down until It wa but a pleasant zephyr.
Covalt's band, which has been engaged for
the season, played the first music in the
grounds. The Banda Rossa will arrive
Friday for the remainder of the carnival.
It was decided, on account of the unfinished
condition of the displays, to charge nothing
for admission until evening, so the crowd
which came In the afternoon passed through
the gates without cost. Many took ad
vantage of the opportunity to get first sight
of the eighteen shows which were then
Installed, while the first day will see all of
the five free shows ready for business.
The enterprise Is larger this year than
it ever has been and one Is Impressed with
the general high standing of the shows,
many of them never having come to Omaha
except during the Transmlsalsslppl exposi
tion. There are some which are In prep
aration for dlaplay at the St. Louis exposi
tion in 1904, thus giving Omaha visitors the
first opportunity to see the exhibitions.
More Exhibitors Than Kver.
While the visitors were running over the
grounds and Inspecting all of the novel and
entertaining features from 300 to 400 men
were busily engaged In putting the final
touches upon the displays. The line of ex
hibitors is larger than It has ever been.
This is gratifying to the mansgement, as
last year the display by merchants and man
ufacturers was not as large as it was th
first year of the fair.
This morning the arrangements will
be complete and the regular program of
the fair will begin. The band will take
station at 1 o'clock in the afternoon at some
central point, where It will play for some
tlme and then march to the grounds, where
a concert will be given. Tho frte exhibi
tions will take place afternoon and evening
aa announced, and tor ten daya the fun will
be fast and furious.
For the Abyssinian Groundhog;.
The following telegram wa received from
Colonel Chllcott at Albany Tuesday, ad
dressed to President Thomas Fry ot ths
Board of Governors:
Arrive Omaha Thursday afternoon. Meet
me with closed van for animal, and light
luggage 'wagon. If Abyssinian ground hog
Is to bo -exhibited must hav light, airy
room, temperature 84 degreea minimum.
Also provide feed per diem one-halt bushel
raw peanuts, eight pounds baked squash.
on pound stick licorice, on peck fresh
Portulacca roots. Arrange quarter for two
Abyssinian attendants, who remain on
watch continuously. Answer care British
Mr. Fry wired immediately accepting all
conditions. The board la In aomewhat ot a
quandary, however, regarding the aupply ot
fresh Portulacca roots. Anyone knowing
where they can be procured at any price
will confer a great favor on ths Board ot
Governors by at one telephoning Mr. Luther
Kountze, 'phone 123.
Bis; Crowd at Mght.
When the lights at the carnival grounds
were turned on last night there was a jam
at ths gates to get In. The first of the
crowd waa on the grounds before that time.
the turnstile recording the first paid en.
trance about 6:30 o'clock, and by t o'clock
Douglas from Sixteenth to Seventeenth was
packed with those who desired to enter the
grounds. The committee in charge of the
fair had not expected such a rush the first
night, as none of the free attraction were
to be given, so but on ticket seller was at
work. The crowd was too large for him.
however, and for some time Fred Metz,
chairman of the committee, sold tickets
until the pressure at the gate was relieved,
The illumination within the grounds is
excellent, the contract with' the electric
light company calling for the equivalent ot
2,000 sixteen candle-power lamps within the
enclosed space. A large number of the
booths were not completed last night and
work waa continued as long as the gate
were open. Tho committee from th Doug
las County Agricultural society ha but
partially Installed that exhibit, but says
that It will be In shape by noon today.
The manager of the attractions has not
yet decided upon the hours when the free
attractions will be presented, further than
that the laat act of the afternoon will go on
about 6:30 and the laat act at night about
9:30. All of the concessions except one
were In shape at the opening and the mid.
way attracted the crowd in the absence of
the free shows.
The committee decided that the lllumi
nations of the streets will not begin until
Saturday night, Instead of last night, ss
first announced. Thirty-two blocks are to
be illuminated with the lncandeacent lampa,
120 lamps to the block, besides those used
In the carnival grounds and those flpon the
municipal, county and office buildings.
BOIES' REMEDY FOR TRUSTS
Ea-Governor Holds Reduction
Tariff la Only Cure for
WATERLOO, la.. Sept 24. Former Gov
ernor Horace Bolea today made public bis
letter accepting the democratic nomina
tion for congress In the Third Iowa dls
trlct, now represented by Speaker Hen
derson. The letter is devoted entirely to
the trusts snd the tariff, and the only ade
quate remedy tor the evil with which trusts
are charged I declared to be ths removal
ot ths tariff on trust-made product. He
declare the trust question to be the most
Important that now agitates the public
CHARGES AGAINST CR0KER
They Allege that the New York Fir
Chief la Incompetent and
NEW YORK. Sept. 24. Charge against
the chief of the New York fire department.
Edward F. Croker, were aerved upon that
official today. They allege among other
thlnga Incompetency in the management
of great fires; conversion of public prop
erty to private use and conduct unbecom
ing an officer and prejudicial to discipline.
He ia directed to appear for trial next
condition ofjhe weather
Forecast for Nebraska Fair and Warmer
Thursday. Friday Fair.
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TO CONTEST SJRATT0N WILL
Son of Colorado Millionaire Irrldcs
to N'ot Abide by Provisions
of the Document.
DENVER. 8ept. 24. I. Harry Slratton of
Pasadena, Cal., after a conference today
In this city between his attorney. Judge
A. T. Ounnell of Colorado Springs and Wol
cott 4 Vale, decided to contest the will ot
his father, Wlnfleld S. Slratton, which left
the bulk of his estate, estimated to bo
worth from $10,000,000 to Jll.0d0.000, for
the establishment of a home for poor sick
people at Colorado Springs.
Under the provisions of the will, young
Mr. Stratton forfeits th $50,000 which hi
father bequeathed to htm by making a con
test When th application for probate I made
at Colorado Sprlnga on October 4 the con
test will be instituted. It Is understood
that aside from the allegations that the
will Is void on the ground of public policy,
and Its visionary provisions, it will also be
averred that W. 8. Stratton was mentally
Incompetent to dispose of his property.
It Is said that Wolcott & Valle will re
ceive $1,000,000 a their fee If they succeed
In breaking the will.
Judge A. T. Gunnel, young Mr. Stratton's
attorney, made the following statement for
"We have practically decided to make the
contest. But Mr. Stratton will not seek
t0 Usturb any bequest, except that provld-
Ing for the Myron Strstton home. He will
make the contest at the risk of losing the
$50,000, to which he is entitled to under
the will. No one haa assured him that If
he makes the contest he will not lose the
"Mr. Stratton feels hurt by the provi
sion In the will which gives sll his father's
diamonds, books and various other per
sonal effects to a nephew. He Interprets
that as a reflection upon him. That por
tion of the will grieved young Stratton very
much, and we think that It shows conclu-
h11 ht te was a disinclination on the
part of the late Mr. Stratton to do JiiaMce
to hla own flesh and blood
TROUBLE IN STOCK COMPANY
Six Membcra of Woodward-Buraeaa
Combination nt Kanaaa City
KANSAS CITY, Sept. 24. (Special Tele
gram.) A row has broken out In the Wood
ward Stock company, which is playing at
the Auditorium theater, and the company
will lose six of Ita most prominent mem
ber and there are rumor that the stock
company - will . be abandossd altogether.
Manager Woodward gave th discharged
member notice yesterday and left for New
York, presumably to engage new talent
Those who received notice were Mies
Marlon Converse, leading woman; Howard
Hansel, leading man: Harold Hartzel,
heavy; Miss Estelle Carter, ingenue; Wil
liam Riley Hatch, character, and Harry O.
Adams. Others have been given similar
notice. The only explanation given by
Manager Woodward waa that the members
of the company would know in a week what
the matter was.
REAL MANEUVERS ARE BEGUN
Regulars at Fort Riley Tarn to the
f A A A. !... mnA nail.
FORT RILEY, Kan., Sept. 24. The pre
llmlnary drill of the regulars In the maneu
ver dlvlson have been completed and the
real maneuvers began today by the forma
tlon of outpost forts and the attack and
defense ot the same.
In thia problem the forces of the maneu
ver division are divided. Lieutenant Colo
nel Steadman Is in command of one of the
armtes and Lieutenant Colonel Miner In
command of the other. Umpires accom
panied each division to see that the
maneuver was carried out in strict ac
cordance with the condition under which
the attacks and defenses were to be made.
The bad weather this week has caused
some sickness in the camp, lieutenant
Colonel Stanford, signal corps, Is among
PULITZER INQUEST IS BEGUN
Only Development In the Caae la Iden
tlflcatlon of Young by Trunk
NEW YORK, Sept. 24. The Inquest into
the death of Mrs. Annie Pulitzer was begun
tonight In Jersey City. The New York
dlBtrlct attorney was represented and Wll
11am F. S. Hart waa present to watch
the Interests of William Hooper Young,
who Is under arrest for th crime. Noth
ing Important wss brought out at the brief
session.' The case went over until Oc
tober 8. The latest development in the
case was the identification tonight of Young
by the dealer who aold him the trunk in
which the clothing of Mrs. Pulitzer was
ild to have been shipped to Chicago.
0MAHAN AMONG THE SPEAKERS
Fire I'nderwrltera Aaaoolatlon of
Northweat Haa R. W. Breck-
CHICAGO. Sept. 24. The Fir Under-
writera' Association of the Northwest con
vened here today with an unusually largo
attendance. George W. Law of Chicago
and Ralph W. Breckenridge of Omaha and
B. L. West of Cedar Raplda. Ia., were th
Movements of Ocean Vesaela Sept. 24.
At New York Arrived: Mongolian, from
GlaKgow; Majestic, from Liverpool; l'n
trlcla. from Hamburg via Boulogne and
Plymouth. Sailed: Hi. Paul, for Southamp
ton; Oceanic, for Liverpool.
At Clueenstown Arrived: Teutonic, from
At Houthampton Arrived: Philadelphia.
from New York. Sailed: Kaiser Wllhelm
der Groaae, for New York.
At Liverpool Balled: weeternland. for
At Antwerp Arrived: Bwnseriana, from
At tilaMiow Arrived: f urnessta. from
At Rotterdam Arrived: Potsdam, from
At IJiard Paed: I -a Iorralne, frrm
New York, for Havre.
At Bremerhaven Arrived: Kalsttrln Maria
Teres, from New York via Plymouth and
At Cherbourg Hailed: Kaiser Wllhelm
der Groase. from Breinan and Southampton,
lor rew i org.
BACK IN WASU1NCT0N
'retidsitial Train Ciempletes Its letnra
Journey frem Iidiinapelia.
ROOSEVELT -FEELING IN FINE SHRITS
Standi the Leng Bide Kemarkably Well,
Eii Deotori Think.
IS TAKEN TO TEMPORARY WHITE HOUSE
Will Be Domiciled There Be Long aa He ii
HAS A GOOD NIGHT AFTER OPERATION
leers Well and tpun Awaktslsg I)lr-
that He Haa Less Pat
In the Afflicted Lea; Than
for Some Daya.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 24 Secretary Cor
elyou at 9:30 o'clock made the following
statement concerning President Rooaevlf
The president's physicians report that
he stood the trip home very well, and it la
believed that the local Inflammatory symp
toms will subside In a week or ten day
if the leg Is absolutely at rest."
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 President
Roosevelt returned to Washington at 6.30
o'clock tonight from Indianapolis, where he
was compelled to abandon hla western trip
because of an absces on hla leg which de
veloped aa a result of the trolley accident
at Pittsfield, Mass. He stood the journey
from Indianapolis remarkably well, and
when he waa carried In a wheel chair from
the railroad car to his carriage he waa In
excellent spirits, and appeared to be tree
from any pain. With Mrs. Rooaevelt th
president was driven directly to the tem
porary White House on Jackson place where.
according to the present arrangements, he
will remain until the wound Is healed and
be ia able to again be on bis feet. Ths
president was taken to bis room on the
second floor of the house, and made com
fortable and his wound dressed. Later he
waa reported to be resting easily, and tha
expectation is that within ten daya the
president will be himself again.
The trip borne from Indianapolis waa an
uneventful one. He r"ms!n1 In bed all
day, and executive business on the train
practically waa discontinued. Few letters
or telegrams were written or received. A
telegram was put on the train at Pittaburg
from Mrs. Roosevelt, stating that ahe had
left Oyster Bsy for Washington. The pres
ident slept soundly all through the night
until 8 o'clock this morning. Even th
noise In the depot at Pittsburg, where th
train remained In the early morning for
about twenty mlnutea, failed to awaken blm.
When Dr. Lung went to the prealdent'
ctat room ahortly before 8 o'clock he found
his patient in rare good humor and excel
lent physical condition, barring tb wound
bb bis leg.
Compelled to Keep Quiet, ,
Th slight fever which the president had
yesterday afternoon bad disappeared, and
hla temperature was normal. In fact, he
felt so well that he told the doctor he
would like to get up and go Into the par
lor of his car. Pr. Lung strongly protested
against this, telling the president that It
was absolutely neceasary for him to remain
quiet, and President Roosevelt good natur
edly gave in. The pain In hla leg had prac
tically disappeared, and the condition
there were so favorable that the doctor did
not think It necessary to redress the limb.
The president's leg is tightly bandaged,
and Dr. Lung docs not look for a recurrence
of the swelling, although this would b
nothing unusual, and would cause no alarm.
During the forenoon' run. In describing
hi condition to a caller, the president said
he could feel that something had happened
when he thought about It, and that wa all.
After eating a hearty breakfast th presi
dent called for a book, remarking that a
he was an Invalid he propoaed to enjoy him
self. He was propped up l.j bed. with hi
left leg on a pillow, and s.-.ent moat of th
day In reading.
The running time of the train was low,
tn order to reduce the jar, and as few stops
as possible were made. Whenever th train
topped crowds gathered about th presi
dent' car, but there was no cheering. All
the people seemed anxious to hear th lat
est Information regarding th prealdent'
condition, and the member of the party
who stepped from the trsln were piled with
After dinner the president expressed a
deslr to see th member of his party and
they went into his stats room a few at
a. time. Ha chatted pleasantly with all ot
them and expressed his groat disappoint
ment at not being able to continue th trip.
He aald he had atrongly opposed th deci
sion of the doctors to hav tha operation
performed at Indianapolis. He wanted to
continue his journey and mak th pehe
he had planned, but finally yielded to th
trong pleading of th doctors, who repre
sented tbst there wss danger. If not
promptly attended to, that the bono might
become affected and an affliction result that
It would take month to cur. Th presi
dent yielded, but remarked that in his
younger day he bad broken a rib and hi
collar bone at a sheep herding, but bad
not allowed It to interfere with hi work.
Will Try Again Neat Spring.
In his talk with hi caller tb president
made known his determination to visit th
northwest next spring, when he will extend
his trip as far as the coast, during which
time he will visit all the atatea in which
he Intended to atop on tha trip juat ended.
Th president feels very close to th people
of th northwest, as msny yeara of hi life
were spent In that section and It waa here
that be raised his regiment ot Rough Rider
at the outbreak of the Spanish-American
war. He will allow nothing to stand In
hla way of going there In the spring.
He had nothing but kind words to aay
ot the treatment he received from tb
sisters who hsve charge of St. Vincent'
hospital at Indlsnspolls, where be waa
operated upon. One of them was a nurs
at Montauk when the great hospital was
eatabllahed on Long Island after tha Span
ish war, and she reminded the prealdent of
the fact that she had often seen him there
and had admired him for tha way In wbtch
he looked after the comfort ot hi man.
The president wss delighted at meeting her
and conversed with her for soma time.
When the train bearing th president
rolled Into the station at 4:30 o'clock thia
afternoon on schedule time there wss a
large number of people around the railroad
atatlon awaiting its arrival, but a special
detail of police and detectlvea kept them tn
the rear, ao that tew were able to see him.
Mrs. Roosevelt, who had reached th city
during th day from Oyster Bay, bad bean
one of th earliest arrivals at th station.
Eh was accompanied by Rear Admiral P.
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