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The Omaha Daily Bee. '
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAIIA, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 1G, 1003-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
Gilt-Edged Securities Sell Awaj Off, Some
Dropping Fifty Point
BARGAIN HUNTERS CAUSE PARTIAL RALLY
Sight at Glose'Slump Halts After Hew Low
Eecords Are Hade.
UNION PACIFIC LOANS RESPONSIBLE
Bailroad Borrowings Tighten Money, Lead
ing Stockholder! to Sell
STEEL TRUST SECURITIES HEAVILY HIT
Meat Writiri Line Except Borllnaj
toa goffer Severely, Thoos;h St.
rami R(cTri and Cloaca
NEW YORK. July 16. Demoralisation
ruled in the stock market today, making
it up to tha time of the closing rally one
of the moat disastrous days since the
memorable panto of May 9, 1901. New low
records for the year were made on a
heavy volume of business. Boms of the
declines In .high grade Investment stocks
for the day ran all the way from four to
In the early dealings there was a rush
to sell. Price dropped sharprV. ,n
some cases precipitately, with active stocks
down two and "three points each, and with
an extreme break of over fifty points re
ported In St. Louis A Ban Francisco and
Chicago & Eastern Illinois certificates. The
decline was especially noteworthy, how
ever, In such stocks n Bt. Paul, New York
Central, Union Pacific. Canadian Pacific.
Missouri Pacific, United States Steel and
General Electric. In the last half hour
covering by. shorts and Investments by bar
gain hunters were responsible for partial
recoveries In many issues, and complete
recovery In a few, like St. Paul, which
closed fractionally above Tuesday's final
Traders Are l'Mf.
Traders were naturally disposed to view
the selling of high grade investment issues
with considerable uneasiness, on the theory
that it represented forced selling by Im
portant Interests, who were compelled to
part with their securities to raise funds
to protect speculative accounts elsewhere In
Several Important market interests, sold
stocks that had been carried on borrowed
eioney for long time, the saler, being In
deed by the attitude of the banks, which
decided to call In loans to strengthen their
position, preparatory to the expected heavy
calls on their resources for crop movement
A dlstinetly unfavorable impression was
created by the announcement of an issue
of short time notes by the Union Pacific
to amount to 110,000,000, and similar smaller
loans by several other railroad companies.
Following the Burlington loan, the action
of the. Union . Paulflo, and other, roada to
going into the market for money naturally
affords ground for uneasiness in specula
tive circles, particularly as the oompanles
are foroed to pay stiff rates for their ac
commodations. It Is believed that the
Union Pad fla announcement was an Im
portant factor In the demoralisation, and
that the new demands of various railroads
for money were responsible for the liquida
tion of many stock market accounts at
The United States Bteel Issues, which
were under pressure tha greater part of
the day, made new low record prices. Buy.
ing of these shares on the decline was
said to .. be for the 'account of Interests
Identified with the property, but the sup
port was not sufficient to offset the sales
as an Influence on values.
To Wall street the unpleasant feature of
tha situation la that corporate borrowings
seem to be bt coming greater rather than
less. While thla feature persists the street
-Wffinnot hope for easy money.
Gllt-Kdged Stocks Slamn.
Initial transactions caused new records in
the steel stocks. Amalgamated Gas, Atchl
eon common and preferred, St. Paul, Penn
sylvania, Union. Pacific, Missouri Pacific
Rock Island, Brooklyn Rapid Transit, Man
hattan and several other less active issues,
There were large sales of these stocks.
many of them clearly of a foroed character.
Supporting orders, put In presumably by
Important banking Interests, brought
check to the downward tendency soon after
the opening and there were complete re
coveries in Bt Paul. Pennsylvania, Union
Padflo and Norfolk Western. A num
r bar of stocks rallied fractionally to a point
A noteworthy feature was a 1-polnt ad
vanca In Erie first preferred. The market
continued feverish and unsettled all through
tha first hour.
Tha rally of the first hour was not well
sustained and there was a renewal of the
early selling movement, in the course of
which even lower records were touched,
High class securities, such as St. Paul,
New York Central. Pennsylvania, Union
Pacific preferred, Delaware A Hudson and
, General Electric, were forced to lower
levels, as ware also the steel stocks and
Rock Island. A number of specialties also
broke previous low records.
The selling came from all parts of the
room and was largely for out-of-town ac
count Chicago and the middle west, aa
wall as Philadelphia and Boston, alii sold.
In the special class Weatlnghouse broke
SO points and Brooklyn Union Gas Hi. Just
before noon the tons of the list waa dis
tinctly irregular, with marked weakness
In the bond list.
In the afternoon the tobogan slide con
tinued till near the end bargain hunters
cams to the rescue and forced a partial
DROPPERS IS EXONERATED
Dakota Reseats Aeejalt Professor
Charred with Drinking Boor
HURON. 8. D., July IS Tha South Da.
kote Btata Board of Regents completely
exonerated President Oar ret Droppers of
the stats university from all tha accuaa-
I tlons made against him.
, Among the chargea made were that he
drank beer and smoked cigars.
PREFERS DEATH TO PRISON
Eloping Man Slays Girl Compaaloa
aad Commits Sateide to
M BAKER CITY. Ore., July 15,-To avoid
1 trreat on the charge of eloping with a
1 15-year-old girl known as 'Blneaom." A. A.
I Karl of Caldwell, Iditlio, today shot and
killed tha girl and himself. Earl waa 3
years old and loft a wife and three children.
SAY AMERICANS SEIZE ISLES
British Members of rarllameat Die.
enae Ramor of Bald oa
LONDON, July 15. A curious rumor
current In the lobby of the Hous' Com
mons tonight to the effect tj- -,ed
States warships had seised abou . '.'''',
small Islands off the coast of !.. "'
which, it is understood, belong to GrK
Britain, and had planted the American'
flag on them.
It Is probable a question on the subject
will be asked In the house.
WASHINGTON, July 15. The reported
seizure of Islands off Borneo by American
warships was apparently as great a sur
prise to administration officials In Wash
ington aa It was to Parliament. No news
has come from the commander of the fleet
In the Philippines and no exploration has
been directed by the officers here, so far as
could be learned tonight.
A plausible explanation of the reported
selsure Is that the commanding officer in
the Philippines had sent one or more of
his vessels and hoisted the flag of the
United States on some Islands near Borneo
which were purchased from Spain subse
quent to the war. These were the Cagayan
Sulu group, comprising one large and four
teen smaller islands and the larger island
These islands were not comprehended
within, the boundaries of the Philippine
archipelago when the treaty of Paris was
signed. The claim waa made later that
they rightfully belonged to Spain, but they
were formally ceded to the United States
by a special act and the United States
paid the prlne agreed on for them.
The Islands of the Cagayan group are
close to the Borneo coast and the action
of the American naval officials In formally
raising tha American (lag over them. It thla
has been done, has no doubt given rise to
the . impression in the minds of those un
acquainted with the real facts that the
United States had seised tha Islands.
MOVE ON REBELS BEGINS
Venezuelan Troopa Take Positions
Commanding Cladad Bolivar
Ready to Attack.
SO LED AD, Venesuela, July 14. (Delayed
in Transmission). Yesterday morning the
remainder of the government war vessels,
with four small craft In tow, arrived off
Cludad Bolivar. The torpedoes placed by
the revolutionists In the Orinoco river did
not explode when the fleet passed them.
Cludad Bolivar presents an extraordinary
appearance. On all the government nulla
lngs the white flag, an emblem of the revo
lutionists. Is hoisted, and more than .5
American, French, British and other en
signs are flying over private houses. From
a distance the city appears to be decorated
for a holiday.
At I yesterday afternoon firing was heard
north of the town and immediately after
ward five river steamers, recently captured
by the revolutionists, three of which are
the property of the Orinoco Steamship
company, the others being owned by Amer
ican crocodile and bird hunters, hoisted tha
American flag. Ten minutes later,- how-
over, the flag- were lowered bp ordar of tha
At 5 yesterday afternoon the steamer
Bocoro, flying a flag of truce, left Cludad
Bolivar and went alongside the Venesuelan
warship Bolivar, the flagship of General
Gomes, commander-in-chief of the govern
ment forces. At Bocoro returned to Clu
dad Bolivar with a letter from General
Gomes. At the same hour heavy artillery
and rifle firing was heard south of Cludad
The night passed without further incident
and shortly before thla morning the gov
ernment troops commanded by Gene: a
Rives , were under arms, about fifteen
minutes' march from Cludad Bolivar, ready
to begin an attack on the city, a strong
battery had been established on a hill over
looking the town and waa preparing to
open fire on that part of the city where
the ammunition Is stored.
Many women and children escaped from
Cludad Bolivar yesterday before tha arrival
of the government troops. Among these
were many foreigners.
FRESH CRISIS IN HUNGARY
Political Loaders Disagree a ad Now
' Mlalatrjr May Bo Forced
to Wall. .
BUDA PEST. Hungary, July IK. The po
litical situation Is again critical and
likely to produce a crisis involving the fata
of the new cabinet.
The test of strength between the mod
rate and extreme wings of the lndepend
ent party, led respectively by Francis
Koaauth and Herr Barabas, haa resulted
In a victory for tha latter.
Herr Barabas has declared war agalnat
the Hedervary ministry. Ills party is re
solved on a policy of obstruction until
either the government consents to national
Isa the Hungarian part of the army or Pre
mier Hedervary resigns. Thus the com
pact between Count Hedervary and Kos
suth, which enabled the former to accept
office, falls to the ground, as Herr Bara
bas commands sufficient votes to force
parliamentary deadlock. Kossuth today
resigned the leadership of ttte Independent
party, the two vice prealdenta of which
have also resigned.
The situation la regarded as rhoatlc. as
the emperor is disinclined to concede Herr
RUSSIA PREPARES FOR RIOTS
trlagoat Pollen Regalatloaa Provld
for Speedy . Snppreeelea of
LONDON. July 1. From Its Russia
correspondents the Times prints this morn
Ing secret police instructions Issued
Bt. Petersburg, Odessa and other towns for
the prevention of popular outbreaks. The
police are empowered to suppress the tram
way service and take various severs mea
urea on the slightest sign of trouble, whll
the cities are divided into districts to facill
tate prompt military action.
The stringent character of the Instrue
, tions la regarded as showing that tha au
thorities have little confidence la the loyalty
of tha people.
RELATIONS MUCH IMPROVED
Japan May Soon Bo
PARIS. July 15. Dispatches received at
the Foreign office here from Bt Peters
burg and Toklo Indicate that the relations
between Russia and Japan have greatly im
proved within the past fortnight.
It la aow believed that tho two gov.
emments will soon arrive at a complete
BEAR STAYS IN MANCHURIA
Warlike Preparation! Increase with Min
ister's Arrival from Bt. Petenbarg,
BARRACKS FOR 20,000 TROOPS ORDERED
Cvaenatloa Talk la Scoffed at aa
-ggestlon to Open Treaty Porte
"'Idly Taraed Dowa by
PORT ARTHUR, Manchuria, July 16,-The
conference of Russian officials has ended.
Exultation over Russia's Increasing power
in Manchuria was the dominant note in
the gathering. The possibility of taking
ny backward steps are scoffed at If men
tioned by outsiders. It was admitted that
the war possibility was discussed, but it
waa denied that was the object of the con
ference. Evidence of an increase in war
like preparations since General Kuropatkln,
the minister of war, arrived, and of the
Intention of bringing more troops to Man
churia are abundant. Orders were given to
Port Arthur contractors last week for an
Immediate supply of building materials for
barracks, to accommodate 20,000 soldiers to
be shipped to Harbin.
The officials explain that Russia's opposl
tion to opening Manchurlan towns to for-
lgners was not based on opposition to for'
elgners, whose trade is desired and who
would In due time be Invited Into the coun
try. But Russia objects to having consuls
accredited to the Chinese government in
towns which are practically under Russian
control which would give the subjects, of
countries so represented the enjoyment of
extra territorial rights. They assert that
such an arrangement would be certain to
reault In great friction, such as occurred In
CZAR MODIFIES BARBARISM
Crwel Punishments Inflicted la Raaala
Arc to Bo Somewhat
ST. PETERSBURG. July 16. The Blrshe-
vla Vedomostl says: The csar haa abol
ished the harshest remnants of the barbaric
punishments of former times, namely, cas-
tlgatlon with cudgela and cat-o'-nlne tails,
chaining to the car and shaving the head,
which were still Inflicted for certain offen
ses, on persons sentenced to penal servi
tude or to the mines.
Castlgatlon, with the cat-o'-nlne tails.
and even with cudgels,, not infrequently
ended In death, and waa one of the harshest
forms of the death penalty, being death by
torture. Only the most hardened prison
administrators could stand the terrible
sight of the death of human beings under
the measured blows of the cat-o'-nlne talis.
The cudgel and the "cat" are replaced
In the new statute, eays the newspaper,
by prolongation of term or by solitary
confinement up to 100 days, with bread and
water, except every third day, when hot
food will be served with one meaL
The abolition of the cudgel and of the
'cat" does not,' however, mean tho prohibi
tion of . corporal punishment altogether.
The revised statute of June It prescribes
chastisement with . birch rods up to 100
blows "for slight offenses and mlsdemean
ore." according to the same' authority.
and the matter is left entirely to the dls
ere tion of the prison authorities or govern
DOMESTIC REFORM IN RUSSIA
Factory Employee Given Right to
Appoint Delegates to Rep
ST. PETERSBURG, July 15. In further
ance of the proposed domestic reforms
new law haa been promulgated giving fac
tory employes the right to appoint delegates
from the coworkers to represent their In
terests In conferences with the factory In
The plan for the rormation or a new
police force to maintain order and assure
security In the rural districts, of forty-six
provinces of European Russia, will be car
ried out immediately in fifteen of these
provinces, hut owing to the large expendl
tura Involved, 12,250.000, alx years will be
allowed for Its complete execution In tha
Over 830,000 men have been called to the
colors In order to complete the strength of
the Russian army and navy for the present
PREPARES HER FUNERAL PYRE
Woman Attempts to Carry Oat He
lla-lone Rite by Self
laelneratloa. BT. PETERSBURG. July 16 A ' local
newspaper relates that a young woman
was found lying on the beach of the Gulf
of Finland, behind the Sergtevo monastery
twelve miles from this city, with terribly
burned feet and , legs.
Tha unfortunate woman had on a monk'
cassock. She aald ahe had been reading re
llgloua books and had concluded that self
Incineration was the only means of salva
She attended religious services at the
monastery and then carefully prepared her
She waa unable to bear the pain of the
flames and attempted to return home, but
fall helpless and remained forty-eight hours
where she had fallen before being found.
Her life may be saved.
MUST EXPLAIN A MYSTER
Secretary to Late Sir Fraaeta
Arrested for Marder of
LONDON. Jury 15. J . H. Wallace, for
merly secretary of the late Sir Francis
Cook, who recently achieved great noto
riety here In connection with his suits for
libel sgalnst Lady Cook (formerly Miss
Tennessee Claflln of New ,Tork), haa been
arrested in connection with tha mysterious
death of his wife.
Bhe waa found dead in their flat, while
Wallace waa discovered lying on the floor
with hla throat cut.
Wallace waa taken before a magistrate
this morning and charged with attempted
suicide. He was selted with a fit in court
The case was adjourned. Hla wife's death
la supposed to be dus to heart disease.
BRITISH COMING TO LEARN
Royal Commission Senda Envoys to
Stndy Amerlrnn Street
UlNDON'. July 15. A sub-commission of
the Royal Commission on London Street
Traffic will visit the United States In the
autumn to study the s'reet railroad sys
tems of the principal citlas Utera,
RESSURE BLOWS UP ENGINE
Threo Men Badly llart la Aeoldent
on I'nten Facte Hear
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. July 15. (Special Tel
egram.) Union Pacific locomotive No. 1616
blew up at Otto, fifteen mllea west of
Cheyenne, thla morning.
B reman Carl Carlson was fatally hurt.
Engineer D. D. Seeney wee seriously
scalded and Head Brnkeman J. H. Whaley
dangerously Injured. The 1619 and another
engine were demolished and the track dam
aged. The 1516 is the same type of loco
motive as the 1G1J, which blew up at Colores
Sunday and klled the engineer.
Immediately after the arrival of the In
jured men In Cheyenne twenty engineers
and firemen held a meeting and decided to
throw up their positions rather than go
out again On one of the 1,600 locomotives.
If the englnemen maintain this stand the
Union Pacific will . seriously crippled
until such time as other men can be pro
cured to xun tha engines.
A heavy movement of freight is now on
and the 1.600 class being about the only
locomotives available, considerable diffi
culty will be experienced to handle the
Inquiry at the office of President Burt
brought the Information that no notice had
been received there of any action by the
engine men. In tho case of 1512 Investiga
tion did not develop any structural defect
In the locomotive. The 1616 Is being care
HUMBUGGED CREDITORS REBEL
Bankrupt Smugglee oods Away, Saya
They Were, Sold aad Cash
Taken from Him.
SPRINGFIELD, IlW July 15. Bensa-
tlonal charges are made against Otto W.
Wallace, alias W. W, ' Wallace, who was
arrested In Mount Vernon and' lodged in
jail here this afternoon,.
Wallace, it Is said, was engaged in gen
eral mercantile business at Mount Sterling
as Otto W. Wallace, and under that name
he failed and filed a petition In bankruptcy.
Later, It is charged, he started business
at Mount Vernon as W, W. Wallace and
purchased goodti to the amount of $12,000.
which he shipped to, Washington, Mo., and
notified his creditors that he had sold the
stock for $8,000 r.nd would settle with them.
Later he claimed that as he was walking
along a viaduct In East St. Louis he was
assaulted and robbed of $S,000.
This story ruused the suspicion of his
creditors and he was arrested In Missouri.
His creditors forced him Into bankruptcy.
obtained possession of the stock at Wash
ington, 'Mo., and sold It.
When Wallace filed his statement of
assets and liabilities during these proceed
ings he did so as W. W. Wallace, and un
der that name gave evidence which resulted
In his Indictment for making false oath
and affidavit under the bankruptcy act.
FREEDMAN'S JMCIETY . BOOMS
Grants to Schools Increase, Debt Goea
Dowa sstirtleok la
CINCINNATI, July 15. The last annual
meeting of the Freed man's Aid and South
ern Educational society of the Methodist
church that will be held before the coming
general conference at Los .Angeles in May,
closed a session of three days tonight
There was a large attendance from ' all
parts - of the country and the reports of
Secretaries Mason and Thlrkleld were an.
nounced as the most gratifying for many
The. appropriations to the schools ad
vanced from 159,800 In 1899-1904 to $102,645 for
1903-04. The Increase in appropriations for
schools of the quadrennlum just closing
over the quadrennlum for 1S96-1900 shows an
advance of over $106,000.
The debt for 1900 was $154, 470. The gen
eral Indebtedness at the close of the last
fiscal year, ended June 80, was ISS.018. The
decrease the past year was $22,237. Against
this debt, annuity funds have been re
ceived In the last three years and Invested
to the amount of $64,106, which are held
and will become avallabale for the liquids
tion of the debt. More than $175,000 haa
been put into new buildings, equipments
and repairs in the schools controlled by this
SEEKS TO CONFINE WATERS
Mississippi Levee Convention Called
at Which Wide latereats Are
to Be Represented.
ROSEDALE, Miss, July 15. Charles
Scott, president of the Interstate Mlasi.
slppl Improvement and Levee association,
has called a levee convention and a meet
ing of his association to meet In New Or.
leans on October 29.
The call requests the appointment of
"such number of delegates as they may
deem best," by: '
1. The governors of all states within the
Mlsslxslppi valley whose lanus, in whole
or in part, are at times Inundated by tne
waters of the Mississippi river, or any of
i. All towns and cities situated within
the territory Just mentioned.
1. All others towns and cities through
out the country having important commer
cial or financial relations with the people
residing in the alluvial sections of the Mla
sUsippr river and its tributaries, and who
favor the levee system and liberal appro
priations by the general government for
Its early betterment and ultimate perfec
tion. 4. The boards of trade and chambers of
commerce of all such towns and cities.
6. All steamboat lines plying the waters
of the Mississippi river or any of its tribu
s. All railroads whose lines are wholly
or partially located within the alluvial
1. All levee organisations throughout the
JURY PICKING TAKES LONG
Two Days Consented Already In
Lob Is Mnrder Trlnl nnd Pnnel
UNION, Mo.. July 15 The aecond day of
the trial of George Collins, charged with
bank robbery and the murder of a detec
tive, was occupied In the examination of
Twenty-eight of the necessary forty men
have been accepted. It is expected the Jury
will be secured tomorrow.
WALKING DELEGATES IN TOILS
Graad Jary Charges Tkree Kew York
Vnlon Men wltk Eater
NEW YOBK. July 15,-The grand Jury
today concluded Its Investigation of the la
bor troubles and returned Indictmenta
against Samuel J. Parks, Richard Carvel
and Timothy McCarthy, walking delegates.
who era euarged wits extortion.
STREET RAILWAY FIGURES
Census Bureau Gives 0nt Borne Interesting
Information on Nebraska.
SEVENTY-TWO MILES Or TRACK IN OMAHA
Capitalisation Aaaoonts to 10S,08.1
Per Ml: of Track, aa Against
Leas Tkan Oao-Tklrd tkat
Amonnt for LI a co la.
(From a Staff Correapondent.)
WASHINGTON, July 16. (Special Tele
gram.) A very Interesting report has Just
been given out by the census bureau re
garding the operations of street and elec
tric railroads during the year ended June,
1902. In Nebraska statistics are given re
garding the operation of service roads in
Omaha, Lincoln and Nebraska City.
The Omaha Street Railway company
operates seventy-two mllea of track, with
a capitalisation of $5,000,000, common stock
to that amount having been authorised and
Issued. According to a statement which
haa been made covering a period between
December 1. 1900, and November J0, 1901.
$300,000 In dividends on common stock were
declared. Of .funded debt $2,600,000 has been
authorised, with $2,350,000 outstanding. The
total capital stock of the Omaha Street
Railway company, which Includes Omaha
and Bouth Omaha, and funded debt out
standing, amounts to $7,350,000, with capital
liabilities per mile of single track owned
amounting to $102,0f3.
The Metropolitan Cable Railway company
of Omaha operates 1.66 miles of road from
Omaha running to Dundee. This road haa
been capitalised for $20,000, of which amount
$15,200 has been Issued In preferred stock
As to Lincoln, the census Inquiry develops
that the Lincoln Traction company operates
thirty-seven miles of road. The capital
stock authorised by the Lincoln Traotlon
company Is $1,066,000, and of this amount
$979,425 has been Issued. The par value of
common stock authorised is $3.000 and
there has been Issued of this character of
stock $279,626. The par value of preferred
stock authorised is $700,000, and there has
been Issued $899,000. The preferred stock
pays 6 per cent and dividends to the amount
of $30,800 have been declared. As to the
funded debt $260,000 has been authorised.
with $16,000 outstanding. The total capital
stock and funded debt outstanding of cap!
tal stock amounts to $1,024,426, and capital
liabilities per mile of single track owned
amounts to $27,687, this inclusive of electrio
light plant and other Investments.
The Nebraska City Street Railway com-
nanv haa a lenfftn oi Single iracas m.n
miles long. Capital stock authorised, $50,000;
lued, $17,500. This company has Issued
only common stock, not having any pre
ferred stock. The capital liabilities or
single track owned were $6,627, which In.
eludes the electrio light plant.
Routine of Departmeata.
These rural carriers were appointed today
Iowa, regular, Marcus Bradshaw; substl
tute, Samuel Bradshaw. West Union, reg
ular. Leo Dortand; substitute, Dave Dor
land. South Dakota, Humboldt, regular,
Charles W. Buchoim; substitute, Henry
rBucholm." '" Twin Brooks; regular, Merlin
L. Reader substitute, Madge E. Btllingtoh.
A postofflce has been established at Ban
ner, Cherry county. Net)., with Alice C.
Murphy as postmaster,
Frederick J. Bates, of Lincoln, Neb., and
Lloyd L. Smith, of Aberdeen, 8. D., have
been appointed laboratory assistants in
the bureau Of standards,
Reserve agenta for Iowa banks approved:
Corn Exchange National of Chocago and
- t wa-l a mi a :
Valley National of Des Moines for First
National of Extra; National Bank of the
Republic of Chicago for First National of
Abnormal Presanre Canaea Explosion.
The -expert board of naval officers ap
pointed to Investigate the cause of the
explosion of Iowa's twelve-inch " gun on
April 9 finds the gun burst by the sudden
application of gas pressure greatly rceed
Ins that which would result from the nor
mal action of the powder charge .being
fired In it.
Admirals' Posts Changed.
Rear Admiral Terry has been ordered to
command the naval station at Honolulu
and. Rear. Admiral Miller has been offered
command of the South Atlantic station.'
President Writes to Kegrroea.
A large hall recently erected by the
United Order of True Reformers, a fra
ternal organization composed and managed
entirely by negroes, was dedicated here
today with elaborate ceremonies. Commis
sioner MacFarland of the District of Co
lumbia made an address, 'and M. T. Bailey,
chief of the St. Louis division, spoke for
the western and southwestern division of
the order, which has 10M0 members.
President Roosevelt sent this letter to
Rev. A. It. Taylor, one of the order:
I wished to be present at the dedication
of the hall. I most earnestly believe In
all Industrial and beneficial organizations
of this character, whose purpose is to tench
the lessons of thrift, economy. Industry,
self-dependence and self-reliance. . I am
particularly pleased to learn that your In
stitution is entirely out of debt. No one
can watch with more zealous Interest than
I do the progress or tne coiorea race, ana
with the colored man as with the white
man. the first step must be to show his
ability to take care of himself and those
dependent on him.
Cannl Treaty Safer.
Dr. Thomas Herran, the Colombian
charge, received advices today from Amer
ican friends in Bogota that the chances
of the ratification of the treaty have Im
proved greatly in the last few days. No
reason is assigned for this change, but
Dr. Herran thinks the decision of Presi
dent Marriquoln, that although congress
did not meet last year. Its regular session
cannot be held till July 20 next year, may
have had considerable effect on public
opinion. It appears that Dr. Herran and
other Colombian officials have labored un
der tha misapprehension that the regular
session of the Colombian congress would
convene on July 20 next. The constitution
provides, however, that regular sessions of
congress shall bo held every two years, be
ginning w'th making It impossible for
the regulf r session of congress to be called
except in even years.
This means that the present special ses
sion of the Colombian congreaa can be
continued aa long aa tha president desires
and can consider only those questions put
before It by the president.
Benor Velei, a Colombian delegate to
the congreas from the Department of Boli
var, who came to Washington to discuss
the' treaty with Dr. Herran, haa left for
New York, whence he aalls on Tuesday for
Bogota. It Is stated that he came here
opposed to the treaty, but that facts plac
ing tha matter In a broader view have
been lUd before him.
('lias Treaties Haasr Fire.
Three days yet remain In which the !
pending coaling stations and Isle of Pines
treaties may yet be acted upon by the
Cuban congress. This body was t:j have
(Contluued oa Beound Page-)
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Thursday,
Kxoept Showers In Boutlieast roruun.
Teiuperatore at Omaha Yeaterdoyi
11 a. m
ELKS GOING TO BALTIMORE
Grand Kaalted Raler CronK ana
Escort Will Start Tfcls
A special car bearing Grand Etalted
Ruler Georce P. Cronk of the Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elke, with other
officials and representatlvea of lodgee, will
leave the t'nlou elation thla evening at 7:60
o'clock under charge of W. B. Taylor, and
111 Proceed over tha Illinois Central to
Chicago, and from there at 1 o'clock Fri
day afternoon transferring to the Big Four
for the eastern trip to Baltimore, inree
cars will be made up at Chicago and two
at Cincinnati and others at various points,
so that there will be ten or twelve In the
train by the time Washington is reached.
The officers and members of committees
and lodge representatives take this early
train today so as to arrive In Baltimore at
4:30 o'clock . Baturday afternoon In time
for preliminary meetings that evening and
Monday for the purpose of arranging re
ports and other matters for the opening of
the session Tuesday.
All of the berths in the Omaha car were
taken last night. Among those to go from
here are: Grand Exalted Ruler George P.
Cronk and Mrs. Cronk, Mose O'Brien, Frank
Ci awford and B. J. Reed, representatives of
the Omaha lodge; Emmet Tlnley and Mrs.
Tlnley of Council Bluffs; Messrs. Buchols
and Baer from the Norfolk lodge; Mr. Mc
Creary of Hastings; Messrs. Geary, Ooos
an! Anderson of the Flattsmouth lodge
Dr. Haveland, the Butte (Mont.) repre
sentative, and N. R. Greenfield of Rawlins,
Wyo. Others will Join the party enroute-
Charles E. Pickett, past grand exalted
ruler, and party at Waterloo, la.; H. O
Samuels at Lemars, la., and parties from
Montana, ' Oklahoma, Michigan, Wisconsin
and Los Angeles st Chicago. W. B. Tay
lor, who has charge of the train, will be
forced to return from Chicago because of
the condition of Cadet Taylor.
The excursion rate of one fare for the
round trip will become operative Friday
and Elks and others can go by any train.
A party of ten or twelve will leave here.
The San Francisco delegation will pass
through Omaha. The session laata from
Tuesday until Friday night. Tuesday Mr,
Cronk reads his report, which Is quite
voluminous, forming a small volume of
seventy-five printed pages. Wednesday will
be the day of the parade, when 4,000 or
6.000 uniformed men will be In line. About
$30,000 will be given In prisea. ,
FOURTH MISHAPS STILL SLAY
Victims of ' Independeneo Day Aoel
' deals Sucenma) In Many
-.' v'i Towns.
CLHJVBLAND, July IS. Charles Hines,
aged I years, died today of lockjaw. This
makes the eighth death here from tetanus
since the Fourth of July. .
WATERTOWN. N. Y.. July 15.-Mm.
Arthur Sweltser died last night of tetanus.
This is the third death from lockjaw since
SOUTH NORWALK. Conn., July 15. Tho
death of Arthur Cunningham, aged 12, toi
day, makes the second death hers from
tetanus due to Fourth of July celebration.
TOPEKA, July 16. Paul Forbes, a boy,
died today of lockjaw. The disease was
caused by the premature discharge of a
toy pistol on the Fourth.
PORTLAND, Ore.. July IS. A boy shot
on the Fourth of July with a toy pistol
died today of lockjaw.
PASADENA, Cel., July 15. As the result
of a pistol wound Inflicted on the Fourth a
boy died here today of lockjaw.
PHILADELPHIA, July 15.-Forty-one
deaths from lockjaw as a result of Inde
pendence day celebrations have been re
ported In this state since July 4.
BODY. IS FOUND IN THE MUD
Mysterloaa Death of John Grooms,
: One of tho Prominent Men
of Skldmore, Mo.
8KIDMORE. Mo., July 15. (Special.)
John Grooms, 30 years old, and well known
throughout northwest Missouri, was found
dead by the side of the Kansas City, St.
Joseph 4 Council Bluffs railroad tracks
late yesterday afternoon.
The body lay about 100 yards north of the
Skldmore depot and was half buried In
the mud and water. The conductor of a
north-bound train was the first to discover
the body. Grooms had evidently been dead
for some time. Physlcluns think he might
have been there since Sunday.
There were several bruises on his head,
but few believe that he waa murdered. An
Inquest Is In progress today, at which it
Is hoped to learn the truth concerning his
Grooms was one of the most prominent
men in Skldmore. He was unmarried, but
leaves a number ef relatives.
OPPOSE FIFTEEN-MILE LIMIT
Hie- Horn Cttlsens Endorse Park Ad.
ministration, bnt Ask Ono
MEETEESEE, Wyo.. July 16.-A meeting
of ranchmen and stockmen of tha Big
Horn country was held here tonight, at
j which resolutions were adopted approving
ine general administration of the Yellow,
It waa also decided to ask the Depart
ment of tpe Interior to abolish the fifteen
mile limit and give all resident citizens
A petition signed by fifty-eight residents
of the country was drawn up and will be
sent to the president. Secretary Wilson and
the local congressmen.
Movements of Oeeaa Vessels Jnly 15,
At New York Arrived Amsterdam, from
Rotterdam; Auranla, from Liverpool and
viunniiuwn. oauea nonraam, lor Kotter-
amn. via nouiogne; -miadl phla, for Bouth
ampiuu; viermanic, lor Liverpool.
At Uoaenstnwn Arrived Teutonic, from
New York. Balled Baxonla. for Hoatnn
At London Arrived Manltou, from New
York; Montevldexu. from Montreal. Bailed
AriuiHii, Kir jrioniraai.
At Liverpool halltd Oceanic, for New
lorn, wesicroianu. tor t'lilladelphia.
At Port Bld Arrived Ninchow, from
L.ivtrpKi lor Beanie.
At liimg Kong Arrived Prevloual
American Maru. from Ban Francisco, via
rtuiioiuiu, mr initonama, etc.
At ('ojuml.o- Sailed Can fa, from Beattla,
etc., ror Lrfnjpn..
At Southampton Arrived Nsw York
from New Xoik (passed Hurst C as lie at 10
LEO STILL LINGERS
No Material Change it Voted In Pontiff's
Condition Dnrinfr the Day.
DELIRIUM LEAVES ILLUSTRIOUS PATIENT
Pneumonia Alio Goei and Pleura is How
FEAR PROSTRATION WILL BRING DEATH
Doctor i Consider Extreme Weakness Chief
Danger to Be Met.
POPE UPSETS ALL MEDICAL THEORIES
Phyelelaaa Refnao to Prophesy, So
Completely Una Holy Father's Vi
tality Set Science at aught
la Grim Battle.
ROME. July W.-10 a. m.-After a quiet
day, during which he neither Lnnroved
nor grew worse, the pope dropped Into a
deep aleep at midnight, which was. how
ever, almost too profound to be natural.
Thla aleep continued till nearly (, when
he wcke, apparently weaker.
After a comparatively quiet night he be
came restless yesterday morning and com
plulned of his Inability to sleep.
He turned uneasily from side to side and
seemed unable to settle himself in a com
fortable posture, but there was no re
currence of those dangerous periods of
delirium, which aroused such apprehension
The doctors continue to feel that the
patient's condition is extremely dangerous,
but they say ho may still linger for days.
They repeat that nil the ordinary calcu
lations are quite likely to fall in the pres
ent extraordinary case.
Speaking of the specific- conditions, the
doctors say that they think the pneumonia
has practically disappeared. The regath
ering of liquid in the pleura is so slight
as to cause no trouble.
The chief remaining danger lies In tha
almost complete prostration, succeeding the
acute stages of the disease.
Grows Alarmed In Delirium.
During his delirium the pope spoke
specially of a pilgrimage and recited dis
connected Iatln phrases. He often seemed
panic-stricken, crying to Dr. Laponnl, his
valet, Centar, and Mgr. Angell, one of hla
secretaries, "Where are youT Do not aban
The delirium ceased entirely at 4
p. m., when his holiness again revived.
Having eaten nothing, throughout the day
he was then given four spoonful of meat
broth and masticated some beet without
From midnight up to 6 yesterday morn
ing the pontiff was constantly drowsy. Tha ,
urine has become less in quantity. Pope "
Leo In the last twenty-four hour haytit
passed thirty oublc centimetres. Lfciua ",. .
In the pleura does not show much iendencV .
to gather, and tlia doctors think It lJtely
the end will come through exhaustion and
anemia Instead of aa a result of cardiad
Cardinal Rampolla ' yesterday received
Mgr. O'Connell, rector of the Catholic uni
versity at Washington, in private audience.
Mgr. O'Connell told the cardinal he waa
sure he voiced the feeling of the whole
American people when he declared that all
were hoping for the preservation of the
Age Preelndea Recovery.
Answering the direct question, "Can tho
pope recovery" Dr. Masxonl said tonight: .
At the nrescnt moment th hi... u a wi.
holiness has lost its character of absolute
gravity which It had at its acute period. It
.,. tuiin.uri rU io nave entered the
period of a possible solution. This might
occur In a man of strong fibre and youug.
hut it it Impossible to entertain such a
JV?P ln. th rse of a man In his !Mth year.
With him the uhvaloal enorarv hminUiu i
dlspcnsible for reoovery Is lacking.
Pope ieo's organism is perfect, and as
out. ii iiiainiaina iiseir after nlnAt v.hr.
years of never Interrupted work., but his
motor force Is no iunaer siirnrionf r
complex . functions essential to life. In
othr words, tha nlnetv-threa vur e
Pope Leo s life bring him Into that cate
gory of extraordinary lonegvlty when Ufa
is destined to flicker out independently of
iic ui-iiim vi ..ny painoiogical complica
tions. The only servloe that affection can
render Is to struggle to have thla nr.in.
existence preserved to us as long as pos
sible. . fllTi krn w . f'jn.'i
Describes PoatlSTa Appearance.
Another of the doctors in attendance on
the pontiff gave a graphic but horrible
word picture of Pope Leo as he appears
That smile which lighted up the pon
tiff's face, even In extreme age. . has dis
appeared, probably forever. Tne skin is
drawn tightly over the bony framework
of his face, leaving the once bright eyes
staring dimly from the deeply aunken
sockets. A grayish pallor overprends his
countenance, but the most noticeaole rav
age wrought by hla present disease is the
dropping of the lower Jaw, which has nude
i.m jjiu imurcs laae on tne nxed rigid
ity of death.
Throughout tha day tha precincts of tho
Vatican were completely quiet and the Im
mediate vicinity of the sick room showed
none of the evidences of agitation and
alarm so apparent yesterday.
In marked contrast to prevloua days tha
patient waa kept in almost absolute seclu
sion, only one person besides -the physi
cians In Immediate attendance gaining ad
mission, -mis was Mgr. Plfferl, tha pope's
confessor. Others come to the ante-chum.
ber, including Cardinals Batolli and Be ra
ti no Vannutelll, but they did not press for
admission, being awara of the doctors'
earnest wish to sfford the august patient
every opportunity of avoiding exertion and
The total number of dispatches inquiring
about the pope's health received at tha
Vatican today reached ,000, including
soma lengthy cables from half round the
The total cost of these telegrams Is esti
mated at 130.000. This enormous deluea
taxes to the utmost the resources of the
Vatican administration. A large force of
priests and secretaries Is temporarily aid
ing tha officials In making response, which
bear the signature of Cardinal Hampolla.
BULLETINS FR0M BEDSIDE
Hourly History of Pontiff's Condition
Tersely Told by Cable
HOME, July 15.-1:10 p. m.-The pope la
restless, complains that he cannot aleep
and la constantly shifting his position In
ROME, July 15. p. m.-The pope has
W-en enjoying a calm sletp most of the
time since noon.
ROME, Jul? 14. t-M p. 10,-Psrfect eeloi
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