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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUKE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY HO KITING, AUGUST 1, 1 DOS-TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TllltEE CENTS.
NINE IN POSTAL NET
Grard Jury Finis Still Mim lodictaienti
Against A'.lajpd Pottoflha Crook
CARRIERS' SATCHELS NOW IN QUESTION
Contractus Said t Eeoa'.'o Stnpi Trom
GoYtrnment and Glargs Them Up.
RESULTANT PROFITS ARE DIVIDED
llaohen, YoGregor and Two Loreni's All
Imp! Cited in' tt Deal.
LETTER BOX PAINTtR PAYS COMMISSION
Pennsylvania Blayor Declared to
Hare raid for Contract Awarded
Hint Through Free Delivery
WASHINGTON, July 31,-Beven indict
ments were returned today again', nine
peraona in connection with tho postotTlce
candala. Of those several hud been pre
viously indicted on other charges.
Auguut W. Miction, formerly general su
perlnindent ot free delivery. ,,.,
John T. Cupper, mayor of Lock llaen,
William C. Long of this city.
William Ooruon Ciawlord ot this city.
George K Lorenz of Toledo, O.
Martna J. Loreiis. wile ot "py,?-
Maurice Kunkel of New ork City.
I hlmaa W. McGregor, formerly cnlef of
the supply divsiuu of tho rural free de
livery service. '
Leopold J. Stern of Baltimore.
With the exception of Crawford all the
above r: Indicted for conspiracy. The in
dictment against Crawford la for presenting
a false claim agalns; the government.
Crawford came into court volCVtarlly this
afternoon and wot released on 1'J,0. Long
was brought in on n bench warrant. Ar
rangements for bia ball are now being
Machen Take ( oramliilon,
Machen, Cupper and Long are nimed
Jointly In one indictment for violation of (
the conspiracy section of the revised stat
ute. Tho Indictment declares that between
July 1, 1K7. and July 1. 1901. Cupper Induced
Machen to give him the contract for paint
ing letter boxes, package boxes and posts,
and that Cupper, painted theso boxen in
Reading, Albany, 'Bcranton and many other
Tltlea, and in addition paintea n.iii uoxes
at the box factory at Reading, Pa., and
2,018 package boxue at the box factory in
Cleveland, O., Cupper paying Machen a
commission of 10 a box. Ixng acting as an
. Another indictment agalnBt Stern, Long
and Machen, baed on. alleged vlo'.atlon of
the same statute, alleges that Stern en
tered Into a contract with the government
to ft-rnlsh letter carriera and collectors
satchels for the free delivery service, the
aatchela to be supplied In each case with
a leather shoulder strap. The cost of each
of thesa strap to 'Stern would amount to
...23 centa. The indictment says Mat-ben, in
hlsnffU'rUrrn.rnt'n V, "Waa to procure shotil
dVr straps ar-fhe expense bf .the .:Unlted
States and deliver tha nun to Stern to be
.tared by him ln the performance of hU
contract, thus enabling him to rave 26 cents
on hch satchel (lel)vcred to the govern
ment. It la further atleged that notwith
standing thla Stern waa to charge the full
contract price for each satchel and that a
portion of hU saving was to be retained by
him and tho residue paid to Long to be
divided with ilachen.
Various overt acts of Machen; auch os
causing the government to purchase these
shoulder straps and delivering them to
Storn, are recited. Stern Is alleged to have
presented bills to theFostofnce department
without deduction or allowance for these
shoulder straps and various overt acts of
Long, in receiving money from Stern and
in the lurtnerania or tne conspiracy are
Shoulder Straps Stolen,
A third Indictment jointly names William
Gordon Crawford, well known socially in
thla city; August W. Machen, George E.
Lorena and wife for conspiracy. Loreni
was formerly an official of the PostofTlce
Crawford represented the Postal Device
r.d Lock company, which received the con
tract for furnishing some of the letter "car
riers" satchelB. . The contract called . for
boulder straps fur the autohels, which, the
Indictment declares, were never furnished
J by the contractor, being supplied Instead
by the government, although the contractor
received the pay for thenv, For this con
cession It Is aaid Crawford paid Machen
through the Lorems about t per .cent of
the amount paid by the government. The
company. It la said, hag received since July,
1HP2. about $3,000 from the government Of
this Crawford paid the Lorenss 17,000, which
they divided with Machen. .
The Postal Device and Lock company Is
a New Jersey corporation and Its ofllcera
are mostly New York men. but Crawford
haa been Its vice president, manager and
attorney In this city and haa had entire
charge of Its business here. No one else
In the cumpany Is Implicated.
Maurice Runkel of New York. Thomas W.
McOresor, recently Indicted In Baltimore
under another Indictment, ami August W,
Machen are named Jointly In another In
dictment for a similar transaction. It is
aid Runke! received payment for shoulder
atrapa which he failed to furnish with
carriers satchels, as inquired under the
specifications, the Poatofflce department
furnishing the straps tor which the con-
tractor was paid. For this concession
Runkel la declare to have paid Machen
about 12.000 and McGregor IJOo.
John T. Cupper, mayor of Lock Haven,
Pa., is charged In a separate indictment
with raying Machen a bribe of 1S00 In Au
gust, IS 0. Long also is indicted separately
"r n unne, com inebe bribery
casea being In the anme transactions In
volved In the conspiracy Indictments.
Machen waa separately Indicted for pre
venting a false claim for mtehels by chars.
Ing the government and receiving pay for
shoulder atrana never mnniini h v,i
Tn? Pfl Ann CTDIkTCO nr-rumi
wwt.wii.iwv w i ntlUniMAt Naachkauta and Bucovina the rlvera
Fuel and Iron Company's Marhlutats
Accept Compromise OaTered
PrEPLO. Colo.. July 31 -After being on
atrlke rlnee July 14 the 169 machinists and
helpers at the Mlnnequa Steel works of the
Colorado Fuel and Iron company will re
turn to work tomorrow, terms of settle
ment having been decided on at a confer
ence held this afternoon. All the dis
charged men will be reinstated and pro
vision will bo mode for some twenty non
union men w ho took the places of the strtk
ara. The men demanded an Increase from SI
cei. is to cents an hour. A compromlte
f Si eenU waa agreed on.
DIET PROBES BRIBE CHARGES
Warrant Isaacs tor Dlenea and Com
ntlttee of Investigation
BUDAPEST. July 81. A warrant haa
been Issued for the arrrat of former Dep
uty Dlenea, who was charged in the Diet
on Wednesday with having attempted t
bribe Deputy Zolman Papp, with 10,0v0
kronen, to desert the obstructionist party
and leave Budapest
Tho lower house of the Diet today ap
po' a committee to Investigate the
bC '-., "ndal and adjourned until it is
rtaa. ,f'o,. "t-
Prior ' y, ns Kossu'h declared that
in vtew ot v "sslon of the governor
of Flume tha,v -e was responsible
for the attempt . Deputy Fapp,
and that aa the gov., as closely con
nected with the gow,ment, suspicion
must also attach to the premier, Count
Hedervary. If the latter was unable to
completely reassure public opinion, he waa
unfit to continue In office.
Kossuth's romurks were vociferously
cheered by the members of the left party.
In reply the, premier promised to appear
before the committee of inquiry and said
he considered It would be a sin against the
country as well as against himself; If he
resigned. The premier's atateinent was
cheered by the right party.
The bribery commission assembled this
evening. Count Sapory confesses that he
was the author of the whole affair. lie
exonerated Premier Hedervary and asked
pardon (or hla act, which ha admitted had
injured the dignity of Parliament.
GOVERNOR PAYS THE TROOPS
Removes Comptroller Who Kefoaea
Mouey and Koir Hua to Resign
COLON, July 31. As a result of differences
with the authorities at Panama, Governor
Velez, governor of the province of Bolivar,
It appears that Amndo, comptroller of
customs at Batranquilla, positively refused
to advance a large sum of money to pay
government troops stationed at Cartagena
and Barranqullla, on the grround that his
Instructions from Hoeot'a did not warrant
advnncc, for 8ucn purposes. He took this
position notwithstanding that Governor
Veles. urged that the troops were tortured
with hunger and on the point of disband
ing. When Dr. Amndo announced his de
cision Veles apotnted another comptroller,
who advanced the required money. For his
action in tlila matter Veles received much
Information now at hand from F.ogota
shows that the gove-nment supported
Amado'a position and Instructed Velez to
relnstnte him and pay his salary during the
This, order Velez declined to obey and
tendered hla resignation as governor. He
Insists that A'nndo shall not be reinstated
until a new governor arrives. Velez has
gone to Barranqullla tn carry out his
LONDON GOOD FRUIT MARKET
Shipment fr.m. California la nJeklyI
at v IMa-het !
Price a .
'LONDON,' July Jl.-The big shipment of
specially packed California, fruit which ar
rlvd in England on the American line
ateamer St. Paul yesterday Was sold at
Covent Garden here this morning.
There waa a large Crowd present nnd the
competition was spirited, partly because
of the excellence of the fruit and partly
owing to the shortage of the fruit crops
tn France, Great Britain and elsewhere in
Five thousand, four hundred and sevsnty
slx caaes of Bartlett and Souvenir Lucon
gers pears sold from 10a 6d to 13s a case.
Two thousand, nine hundred and forty-two
I cases of plums were sold for 10 6d to Its
; a caso,
The prices were an Improvement over
those obtained in London heretofore.
IRISH UNITE J0 HONOR KING
Landlords andTenauts Tnrn Out To
gether to Fete Edward and
GALWAY... Ireland, July lt.-KIng Ed
ward; Queen Alexandra and their party
l"ft Galway by train thla afternoon for
Olenmnre, where they met with an en
thusiastic reception on their arrival. Their
majesties visited the convent and then
went to Lord Lansdownc's country house,
afterwards boarding the royal yacht Vic
toria and Albert at Bremerhaven for
The weather today was beautiful and the
scenes witnessed yesterday were repeated
at all of the stopping places, the peasants
and landlords turning out in full numbers
and giving every evidence of loyalty. This
was especially noticeable at Limerick.
which waa passed by the royal party on
their way to U leu ma re.
SAYS MRS. FAIR DIED FIRST
Woman Witness of Fatal Accident
Ttstlnes In Famous Will
PARIS, July 31. Mme. Tremblay, who al-
I lege that she witnessed the automobile !
I accident by which Mr. and Mrs. Charles j
j L. Fair lost their lives at Pacy Sur Cre
j lpst August, was examined this afternoon,
j She positively declared that Mrs. Fair was
t killed on the snot and that her hustiand's
legs continued to twitch for ,some seconds.
Mme. Tremblay further asserted she saw
two cyclists In the vicinity but she was un
able to identify the photographs of Masse
and Muranne and asked to be confronted
j with them
Rains Daauace Crops la Austria.
VIENNA, July 81. Contlnuoua heavy
rains In many parts of Austria are damag
ing cropr. Already most serious floods
.have caused great havoc In the Jargerndorf
I districts ot Btleala. Buildings have rnl.
I lapsed, crops are ruined and the lota Is!
estimated at several mllllone of krenen. I
j have overflowed and have submerged eighty
" houses and destroyed the crops. Indicting
Immense loss on tho poorest classes of the,
Jews Comlaat to America.
PCCHAKEST. July Sl.-Lack of work In
Roumanla la caualng a renewed exodua.
on a large scale, of Jewish workmen to I
America. The emigrants are aaslated by
the B'nal B'rlth and other foreign Jewish
Boundary fmnlulos Meet.
liONDON. July S1.-enator Lodge has
completed the preliminary arrangements
frr the meetlnar of the Alaaksn Pnuntary
commission. The commission wtll probably
aasemble at the foreign office.
Hew French Tariff Places Sericui Handicap
on Ame-icrn Importer!
RECIPROCAL REDUCTIONS SUGGESTED
Paris Government Informally Hints
at Cat Rates If America Simi
larly Aids Its Manufacturer.
PARIS, July 31.-A rather plain official
Intimation has been given that If reductions
are desired In the new French tariff du
ties levied on American assorted meats
they will be accorded only for reciprocal
tariff concessions in the case of French
gopds entering the Cnited States.
The law parsed during the last dnys of
the recent sessions affect a number of urtl-'
cles, including salted meats, the main
American product. Hie rate on these meats
being about doubled. A large French trade
In these meats has grown up and ha Its
centeis at Havre nnd Boulogne.
Practically all the salted meats used in
Paris and the Interior of France come from
Chicago and other American packing cen
ters. The United Slates embassy here haa
noe yet heard directly from the packers,
who expect to have the aid of the State
department, but the French Importers are
much ngltated nnd are forwarding petitions
declaring their extensivo business is threat
ened with destruction.
Informal official inquiries show thnt the
French authorities hold the view that any
reduction in rated should be offset by con
cessions to French goods under the law
authorizing the president to make recip
rocal agreements. This leads to the belief
In well-informed American official quarters
that a Franco-American treaty will again
be taken up as the increased French rates
give a new basis for concessions.
SEEKS NO TAX ON COTTON
Chamberlain Repudiates Idea of
Tariff Embracing; Haw
MANCHESTER, July 31. The possibility
of the taxation of raw cotton Imported
from foreign countries, with cotton grown
within the empire exempt, has greatly ex
ercised the manufacturers of tho Lan
In reply to a direct question as to
whether the rumor was true th'it the
preferential tariff proposals contemplatal
fuch action, Colonial Secretary Chamber
lain has telegraphed as follows:
The statement is absolutely untrue as re
gards myself. In fact, I have putillcly re
pudiated the suggestion to tax raw ma
terials. ITALIAN SENATOR ASSAULTED
Han Who Haa Lost Ills Fortune In
- Revolution Makes tho -Attack.
RQME, July SL Senator Malvnno, aecre-tary-general
of the Foreign Office, while
leaving Jtfa- house on his wny o hla office
today, was -suddenly sttacked by a maw
who struck him two violent blows with a
slick on his head nnd then ran away. ,
The senator's assailant, however, was al
most immediately arrested. He was Iden
tified as an Italian named Buff a, who had
lost his fortune on account cf the revolu
tions in Guatemala, and who had unsuc
cessfully pressed his claims for compensa
tion. Buffa considered that his failure to
obtain redress was due to Senator Malvano.
The latter is not seriously injured.
PERMIT SECURED BY FRAUD
Russia Asks to' Make Research lu
Thibet and Then Sends
COLOGNE. July Sl.-The Cologne Oa.
actte says It hears from Chinese source
that after secretly negotiating for permis
sion to mqke ecological research In Thibet
Russia sunt several hundred Cossacks into
Thibet, asserting that' it hns Chinese per
mission to march through that territory.
The Chinese government; the Gazette
adds, bas Informed Its ' representative In
Thibet that no such permission has been
given and that ho must watch Russian
movements closely, while abstaining from
SUGAR DUTIES .CONTINUED
Indian Government Keeps t'p Fight
Asalnst Bounties Inlil Last
SIMLA, July 81. The levying of counter
vailing duties on Imported and bountled
sugar has been extended to March 81, 1904.
The decision is baped on the fact that
most of tho sugar avsllable for export from
1 bounty giving countries up to March 31.
1904, will have received bounties.
The government reserves the power to
re! m pose a differential duty in the case of
any country restoring bounties directly or
To Revise Greek Const It nt Ion.
ATHENS, July 31. Tho recently started
movement fcr the revision of the Greek
constitution Is securing many adherents of
al'. classes. The revisionist societies have
j sent a manifesto to the electors throughout
tho country In the form cf a petition to the
khig. This document, whjeh is being ex
tensively signed, gives a sombre picture of
the nations of Greece, characterlxes tho
political parties as Iniquitous, urges a num
ber of necessary reforms and declares that
a revision of the constitution- Is indlspensl
b'e to the welfare of the country.
SANTA FE EXPRESSES PILED
Chleaaro to 'Frisco Limited Tralna
Collide, Slaying Three and
Loa ANGELES July 81. The westbound
8nta re limited from Chicago to Ban Fran-
1 c,:ro- d" nere 8t 8 ,h afternoon, and
: ne stbound corresponding train wh'ch
i ,eft nro at t o'clock last 'night, cll'dei
head-on at Mellon, a atatlon on the Colo
rado river near Needles. Cal.. today. Three
tramps were killed and several of the train
men Injured. The engines of both tralna
were crippled, one composite car waa de
stroyed and another badly damaged.
According to reports filed with Genral
Manager Wells, the accident waa ciuad
by the westbound train running bv Mellm
contrary to orders. At that stall. .n It
should have sidetracked In order to allow
the other to put.
Engineer Ireland and Foreman Mearham
of the westbound are rrportel injured, but
how seriously la not knuau. Several of Hie
passenrers on both trains were shaken up,
bvit all escaped serious Injury.
STRIKE BREAKERS SHOOT FREE
Surrounded by llootlag Mob, Let
Drive at Crowd, Seriously
', Injuring; Two.
M KEE8PORT, Pa., July 81.-The most
serious disturbances that have occurred
since the . Inauguration of the strike at
the Portvoa. tin mill took plnce today.
During the pVogresa of the riot one man
was fatally Injured and another waa shot
so that he will be crippled for life.
John Mouit ot McKeesport, ahot above
fourth rib,- the bullet lodging near the
s:ine; wtll die.
John Cameron of McKeesport, shot in
Both victims were nonpartioipanta and
were on their way home from the mills.
When the'txirne changed at the Portvue
tin mills two of .the nonunion men, H. D.
King and E!mer Dollff, started for home.
When they had crossed the bridge a crowd
of 100 or more strikers and sympathisers
surrounded tnrm. In front of the strikers'
headquarters' the growing crowd closed
In on them arid it was seen that the four
or nve pollcrjnen present were unable to
cope with the tnob.
King and- DMiff then drew their re
volvers, wlileh piey leveled at their as
sailants. The-crowd hooted and the two
men were struck on the head and face.
At this they Ilrcd into the crowd, which
broke and ran'foT their
their lives. Mount and .
Cameron were 'struck while endeavoring
to get out of danger.
The shooting attracted an immense
crowd, and Yrlenrts of the wounded men
were so enrage ' that had not a squad of
police been hurried to the scene King and
Dollff would Have been killed. The two
aro In Jul! and bail has been refused.
WILSON GOES TO OYSTER BAY
Secretary of Arlenlture Discusses
Business of Department
with he President.
OYSTER BAT, L. I., July JL Secretary
Wilson of tho Department of Agriculture
arrived here today and was driven to Saga
He remained' with the president a com
paratively brief time, leaving on the 3:20
p. m.' train wr now lorn, en rouio iu
John R. Procter, president of the Civil
Service commission, and Mrs. Procter were
guests, of the president and Mrs. Roose
velt a part of today. The president con
sidered with Commissioner Procter the case
of William A. Miller, who recently was
reinstated in tha' government printing of
fice, as a foreman in the bindery. The
case, so far as the Civil Service commis
sion Is concerned. Is a closed Incident.
The charges fjled against Miller by the
Bookbinders' union, which expelled him
from membership, will be investigated in
due course, but the indications are that
their consideration will not be hurried.
The. presidents It can be 'said, is inter
ested in the case, but beyond hla published
letters to Secretary ' Cortelyou. haa made
no public 'expression concerning It.. 'He
Is .thoroughly 4nfrnpd a .-the case, nd la
cognizant of the chargoa' filed against Mil
CIGARETTE BURNS FIVE MEN
Leaklnac 1 Gaa Ignited by Smoker
Chorea Explosion In Phlla
NEWCASTLE, Pa.. July 31.-As a result
of a leakage In the artificial and natural
gna mains In the downtown districts an ex
plosion lit a nanholn of the municipal con
duit system caused injury to five prom
inent men. The accident occurred In the
heart of the city and caused great excite
ment. The gna waa ignited when John Morrison,
anperlntendent of construction, struck a
match to light a cigarette.
.Tohn Morrison, seriously burned on face,
head and neck.
Robert Burns, arststnnt city engineer,
severely burned on face and head: also
burned Internally; Is in a critical condition.
Colonel Dan Reagnn. contractor of Phil
adelphia, badly burned about face and
J. A. Prio. city inspector, fnclnl burns.
John W. Dlnsmore of the city engineering
department, hands and arms burned.
Morrlron and Burns were taking measure
ments In the manhole. The other three
men were leaning over the hole.
ONE ARMED MAN CAPTURED
from Federal Prison
Is at Liberty Almost
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. July 31.-Ben "W.
Stnrnes. the one-nrmed life prisoner, who
escaped In a daring manner on Saturday
night last from the federal prison at Fort
Leavenworth, Kan., was' captured early
today near Richmond, Mo., after being
shot In the leg by ona of a posse that had
been chasing htm for several days.
Starnes'a leg was broken by the shot
and he surrendered without resistance,
although he was well armed. He was
returned to prison today.
Starnes waa serving a sentence for rob
bing a train In Indian territory. He had
previously escaped from the , state
perrftentarles of Colorado and Tennessee.
SROUFE HURT IN COLLISION
Superintendent of Southern Pacific
and Wife Injured In
Tl'CSON, Aria., July 31. The private car
of Superintendent C. C. Sroufe of the
Southern Pacific Tucson-Yuma division,
with Mr. nnd Mrs. Sroufe, Epes Randolph,
general manager of the Pacific Electrlo
railway of Los Angeles. Senator Eugene
E. Ives and General Manager MrFarland
of the Canadian railroad aboard, collided
today with a yard engine in the Naco
y a rds.
Mrs. Sroufe was severely injured In the
back and spine and Superintendent 8roufe
waa badly cut on the head. The remainder
of the party escaped without Injury.
BAPTISTS UPHOLD WASHINGTON
Boston Attack en Kearo Leader
Condemned by Tuskee Con-
TL'rlKEQEE, Ala.. Jifly 31. A resolution
waa adopted today by the Alabama Colored
Baptist convention condemning the attack
upon Booker T. Washington at Boaton laat
The resolution upholds Mr. Waahtngton
and indorses lain aa "a conservative, worthy
and kdf? leeder, deserving the respect and
conhdence of all men."
RICHARD ROOT IS AT REST
Vateran Iowa Republican Buried in Arling
ton Cemetery, Washington.
PRIZES FOR THE GUNNERS Or THE NAVY
Scheme to Increase Eftlrlency and
Keep Good Men In the Service
Adopted on President's
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, July 31. (Special Tele
gram.) The body of Richard Root of Iowa,
who died at Camden, Me., on Wednesday,
was buried in Arlington cemetery today,
the Grand Army of the Republic officiat
ing. Colonel Root wss a wheelhorse In
Iowa republicanism. He came to Washing
ton with the late Senator John H. Gear of
Iowa and until the senator's death was hit
confidential friend and adviser.
President Roosevelt has, by executive or
der, put Into practice the doctrine he has
preached since the time he was assistant
secretary of the navy, that powerful ships
and expensive nnd deadly guns are useless
to the navy unless the men behind them
can operate them skilfully. Out of ten men
drtllel for gunners perhaps three qualify,
j and these may bo lost to the service at the
expiration of their enlistment with nil t
the loss entails in wasted expense nnd ti
expense nnd time.
Accordingly the president has ordered a
system of cssh prlxes for the encourage
ment of gunners; and this ranges from $10
per month added to the expert's pay who
operates the big rifles down to 2 per month
for men who make a fair record with the
one-pounder. The department proposes to
add to thla extra service pny certuln cash
prizes not yet determined on In amount
or application for exceptional records and
to stimulate rivalry between the various
warships will procure and offer ship
trophies for each of the different clnsses
of gun. A given trophy once won by n
ship will be held for a year and for as
many succeeding years as the ship can
successfully defend Its title to it. These
trophies are to be exhibited In a prominent
place In the ship so they may be seen by
the crew and ship's visitors.
Teacher Calls at Indian Bureau.
John B. Tripp, superintendent of the In
dian school at Rosebud, S. D.. Is in Wash
ington today enroute home from Boston,
where he has been attending the teachers'
Institute recently held there. Mr. Tripp
called upon Commissioner Jones and other
officials of the Indian bureau and discussed
various minor affairs relating to the con
duct of his school during the coming term.
Mr. Tripp leaves for Rosebud tomorrow.
Routine of Departments.
. Lon D. Kellogg has been appointed post
master at Brltt, Cherry county, Neb., vice
W. T. Bullis, resigned.
Additional rural free . delivery service is
to be established September 1 at Syracuse.
Otoe county. Neb. Length cf route, fifty
miles; area covered, seventy-two square
miles; population served, 1,1(0.
These rural letter, carriers were appointed
In Iowa: Ankeny, regtilnr; John M. Kransa;
substitute, Walter J. Kransa. Knoxvllle,
regular, Jared W. Elliott; substitute, Lewis
Elliott. Mt. Auburn, regular, William Ara
bum; substitute, Fraak Amburn.
The postofTlce at Clyde, Dodge county,
Neb., has been discontinued; mail to North
Dr. Eugene F. Talbott, Grinnelt, la., haa
been appointed physician at the Carlisle
Indian school in Pennsylvania,
Cause of Trouble at La Gnayra.
Semi-official advices received from official
sources throws light oa the -ompllcatlons
existing in La Uuayra Incident to the .
... c , . , . I pected to Attend Trnnamlsals-
trouble between the Spanish consul and
the Venexuelun authorities. They also make I Ipi'l Commercial Congress.
It appear, that serious trouble in that ejuar- j -
ter Is pending Decause of the anti-foreign rRTPPLF, CREEk. Colo., July Stl-Toe
attitude of the Venezuelan government. irrrBrnln for the meeting of tho Trans
According to those advlcea the Spanish j mFsIsslppI Commercial congmss at Seattle,
consul requested the privilege of uppearlng Wash , Au)r,1Ht jg. )fl ni)0tlt completed,
before a tribunal which was examining the j Beverai distinguished gentlemen have been
claim of a Bpanisii subject against veno-
cuela. He was punished by the Venezuelan
government through the withdrawal of his
exequatur. The diplomatic agents of the
various powers in Caracas have joined in
a protest against this arbitrary proceed
ing, but an far .It is not known that the
government's action haa been reconsidered.
President Olcott of the Orinoco Naviga
tion company, a resident of New York, is
also having trouble in Caracas. The com
pany has a number of claims against the
Venezuelan government and Mr. Olcott,
accompanied by an attorney, went to Cara- i
caa to endeavor to secure a settlement. Ho
sought to appear before the regular Judicial
tribunals, but found himself embarrased
at every step, and finally it waa made im
possible for him to secure the assistance
of a Venezuelan lawyer. It is feared here
that tho work of the various arbitrations
now sitting in Caracas will be rendered
nugatory by this attitude of the Venezuelan
Pay Mfltlla aa Soldiers.
The secretary of war today decided that
officers and soldiers of the mllltla while
serving at encampments are entitled to the
same pay aa the offlcera and men of the
regular army, and that they also are en
titled to transportation to and from en
campments aa if they were regular troops.
Troopa to Honor Sherman.
On request of the Society of the Army of
the Tennessee Secretary Root has directed
that the troops. In and nmr Washington
shall participate In the unveiling of the
statue erected to General Sherman on Octo
ber 15. The troops are to be under com
mand of Lieutenant General Young or some
officer designated by him.
Secretary Root today decided that the ex
penses of transportation and subsistence of
rlflo teams rent by the National Ouard of
the various states and territories to com
petitive contests at Seagirt and elsewhere
may be paid by the states from the money
allotted them under the military law.
More Rank Kotea Circulate.
Operations under the refunding offer of
Secretary Shaw made on April 1 were prac
tically concluded today, although it was
announced that all bonds now In transit
would be accepted. T'p to 3 this afternoon
the amount of threes and tours received for
exchange Into I per cent consols were 380,
SiVi.oso. Later . deliveries, however, in
creased the sum by something over 3100.000,
so that the total will approximate $81,000.
000. The secretary's offer has resulted In
a material Increase of the national bank
circulation, although the exact amount
cannot be definitely determined, aa several
elements besides the refunding of the old
threes and fours necessarily enter into the
calculation. Since March 14. 1900, however,
the circulation of national bank notes hss
been increased from 144.402,730 to 3416.63.133,
a total of $16-.2-'0'5. More thsn half of
this Increase Is due to the operations closed
Secretary Root today directed the sale of
the military reservation known aa Col urn.
bus barracks at Columbus, O.. eUty days
from data, at Its appraised valuation -of
CONDITION 0FJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Saturday Showers
and Warmer; Sunday Fair and Warmer.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday!
ft a. ni,
M a. ni,
T a. m,
H a. m ,
O su nt l
lO a. ni Ot
It a. m tit
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FIRST WARD REPUBLICANS
Club Elects Officers for the Year and
Gets Ready for the Next
The hall at Tenth and Hickory streets
waa filled laat night, the occasion being
tho election of officers of the First Ward
Republican club for the ensuing year. Thirty-two
names were added to. the list of
membership before the meeting was organ
ised, and A. M. Back made chairman until
after the election of officers.
. Nominations for president brought out
the names of E. A. Willis, B. C. Miner and
F. W. Coleman.. E. A. Willis withdrew,
leaving the race between Miner and Cole
man. A. K. Hensel and P. M. Back were
made tellers. The first ballot resulted In
the election of B. C. Minor by a vote of
40 to 29 for Coleman.
Mr. Miner took the chair and then there
was a nice to catch a vice president. A
doron men declined, nnd A. R. Hensel was
elected by acclamation, as was also James
Myers for secretary. For treasurer, J. W.
Carr was chosen In the same way.
Retiring secretary Coleman reported that
during the last year the club held twenty-
lmm " t.. . "'ipu.n exists that within two or three days
me emu ai ine niwnniK ui ma piri.ru.
meeting was S'.t. He was given a rising
vote of thanks for his work during the
President Miner appointed the following
Executive George Lamb, R. Burnell, P.
Finance Ocorge Cathro, Ti. A. Willis,
Frank McDonald. (
Membership George Wolfe, Clyde C,
Sundblad, Thomas Astleford, James Cathro,
The club then adjourned subject to call
of the chairman.
RE-ELECT THE OLD OFFICERS
Library Board Makes No Change
From the Roster of the
The Omaha Public Library board held Its
regular monthly meeting laat evening, r.t
which the newly appointed director, Charlca
E. Morgan, participated for the first time.
The absentees were Messrs. Ivea, Haller and
The principal business of the meeting waa
the election ot officers fo the ensuing year,
resulting lir the re-election of all the pres
ent, officers. They re: President, Lewis 8.
Reed; vlco president, Victor Rosewatcr;
secretary, Alfred C. Kennedy; librarian,
' Bill were r.udlted and allowed to the
amount of il.r9.1ftl, Including the annual In
surance premiums on the policies, all of
which were renewed.
Mr. Thomas Kllpatriek presented the
library with an autograph letter of Miss
Laara Bridgman, which the board accepted
PROGRAM NEARLY COMPLETED
Number of nistlnaulshed Men Ex
; invited to deliver addresses, and favorahle
responses are expected from a number of
President Rooevr1t hns ben requested.
If he cannot attend, to deslprnato some
personnl representative to submit a- paper
upon a topic of the president's selection.
A dm I ml Pwv hns been asked to speak
upon "Const Deferces nnd the Navy."
The Joint committee on merger of the
Transmlsslsslpnl Commercial congress and
the National Irrigation congress will sub-
Mil LI1T711 I :vi v.
WESTERN UNION SUMMONED
Mast Show Cause for' Cutting
Louis Firm from Wire
ST. LOUIS. Julv Sl.-Judge McDonald
has ordered the Western Union and tha
Gold and Stock Telegraph company to ap
pear on Wednesday and show cause why
a temporary injunction should not be la-
snou.a n oe
from cutting oft
between the New
sued restraining them
their telegraph service
York Cotton exchange and Adler Co.,
the Cella Commission company and the
Donovan Commission company of ' St.
The rlalntlff companies declare they have
been - notified that they are to lose their
MICROSCOPE MEN ADJOURN
Professors Ward and Walcott at Ne
braska Vnlveralty Elected '
WARSAW. Ind., July Sl.-The American
Microscopical aoclety finished its three daye'
meeting at Winona lake today.
These offlcera were elected: Prealdont,
Prof. F. Burrlll, I'nlveralty of Illinois;, vice
president, Prof. H. A. Weber, Columbus,
()., and P. W. Kuhn, Fort Wayne; secre
taries, Prof. H. B. Ward and R. H. Wal
cott. I'nlveralty of Nebraska; treasurer, J.
C. Smith, New York; custodian, Magnus
Movements of Ocean Vessels July 81.
At New York Arrived: Lucanla. from
Liverpool and Queenstown; C'jrnathla,
from Liverixul and Uueenstown. balled:
Cymric, for Liverpool.
At the Llsaru i'asaed: La Gaacogne,
from New York for Havre.
At Scllly Passed: Hluehr, from New
York for Plymouth, Cherbourg and Ham
burg. At Liverpool galled: Cedrlc, for New
York via (Jueenatown. a
At Marseille Arrived: Calabria, from
At Genoa Arrived: Hohenzollern, from
New York via Olhraltar and Naples.
At Inlstrahull Pasaml: City ot Bombay,
from Philadelphia for Glasgow.
At Naples Arrived; LagurU, from New
At Movllle Sailed: Pretoria, from Liv
erpool for Montreal; Astoria, from Glas
gow for New York.
At Copenhagen Hailed : Helllg Olav, for
At Qiitrnstown Arrived: Campania, from
New York for Liverpool, and proct-eded:
I'ltonle, from Boaton fur Llverwjl, aiiu
COSCLAYE IS OPENEI
Cardinals Enter 'Trinon" to Eeot Pop
Leo's Buoc9S3or to Tbrono.
AGED ECCLESIASTICS ARE ALREADY IL '
Dr. Laponni Called to Attend Octogenaria
relate in His Cell.
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES IMPOSIN'
Crowds Throng Vatican, Bidding Farewell
Causing Great Confusion.
ONE CLERICAL PRINCE LOST IN PALAC
Leeot Wanders Away Among! Dlsnsei
Rooms Intll Traced and lOuntl
by Ills Attendant, Anxious .
at His Abaence.
ROME, Aug. 1. The largest conclave l
the history of the Catholic church ha
now assembled in the Slstlne chapel b
elect a successor to Pope Leo XIII. Sixty
two cardinals, wtth over i'00 clerical am
lay attendants, . are. . to all intents iiu
purpoaes prisoner within tho Vatican. On'
of them, CardlnalYlerra y Espanosn, arch
bishop of Valencia, was prostrated lnuno
dlately after entering the concluve am
lies ill In his cell.
Tomorrow morning tho cardinals wll
enter on the solemn duty of choosing tin
new pope by ballot. Tho general inipres
possibly, though not probably, tomorrow I
new pope will have been chosen. But nt
matter how long a time may be required
the absolute seclusion of the princes o'
tho church from the outer world must, ac
cording to ecclesiastical law, continue unit
a choice is made.
Prophecies Are Futile. '
Prognostications as to who will went
next the tiara have little value, as ever,
the cardinals aoem to be without definltt
ideas as to the Issue. So seldom have tht
majority of cardinals met each other and
so widely do they differ In nationality end
personality that no organized movement ir
support of any one cardinal has thus fai
been practical, nor, in fact, seriously at
tempted. This does not, l.owever, apply to th
Italian cardinals,' who naturally are wel'
acquainted with each other, and who with
their numerical strength, could. If united,
practically insure tho election of- their own
candidate. It la the disunion and rivalry
among the Italian cardinals which leaves
the' question of. Leo's successor ao open as
to make nny one guess almost aa good
ns another, although it is taken aa a fore
gone conclusion that the next ruler of the
holy feee will be an Italian. The foreign
cardinals have shown no intention of op
posing this lmpllod arrangement, but It is
believed serious dlffcroncea . lunong the
Italinns themselves, on matters of political
and religious opinion, must , be reconciled
before one of tbem Suitable to all sections
can be elected. ' , , , . ,
More Interesting, perhaps. Is the Impres
sion that no matter what the verdict of
the conclave may be, great changes are
impending In the policy of the Vatican, and
that within a year or two the new pope
will no longer, consider himself a prisoner
In the Vatican, but will, unlike Leo, leave
Its precincts when he pleases.
Shortly after 4 the cardinals began to
appear on St. Peter's plaxzl, where a Hrse
crowd watched lntorestedly ar.d raised their
hats as the princes of tho church passed
Into tho roar entrance of the Vatican.
With each cardinal were the conclavists
and servants who will attend his wants
during the conclave.' Some had bags H
i..r.r carriages, though most of the bag
gago had been sent on beforehand,
Cardinals Cheered by Crond.
At the Vatican doors the Swiss guards
kept back the curious crowd, among whom
were many priests.
Photographers vigorously snapped the oc
cupants of the black carriages prior to their
entrance to what one cardinal called prison.
About 1:40 the carriages drove up in
rapid succession until thero was a long lin
or vehicles waiting. All the cardinals who
were known to the people such aa Got'tl
j Vannutelll, Agllardl. S itoill and Mrtlnell!
received cordial greetings from the spec
tators. Cardinal Gibbon passed prac
In the colonnade of St. Peter's several
hundred soldiers were drawn up, the hand
ful of gendarmes present being mere than
required to. control the outside arrange
ments. The last cardinal to arrive was
Vaasary, the primate of Hungary, who
drove un in sreat hui u u, ...... ...
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Exactly at 5:60 the offlcial entrance into
conclavb occurred, and at thin hour they
,eUk, , the,r new ,, wh fc
lt unaerstood each 0( tho
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for as short ft time aa poaMblc, us un
doubtedly the discomfort will be great.
It Is almost Impossible to describe the
confusion at the Vatican. Each cardinal
was attended. In addition to hi conclavist
and aervants, by friends, relativea and fol-
lowers, to whom he guve his last Instruc
tions. Minor ecclesiastic, newspaper men
and artists and a great crowd of curious
people united in producing such a babel
of voices that the Vatican cttlclals showed
tho utmost bewilderment. Cardinal Lccot
lost himself and was eventually found by
hla conclavist, who discovered him wan
dering in some unused rooms on the floor
above the apartments aet apart for the
At 5:50, however, all the cardinals had
been assembled, and, two and two, moved
In procession to the Slstlne chapel, pre
ceded by a cross which waa held aloft by a
minor priest, and accompanied by tha
Swiss guards, as a choir of mala aoprano
volcea, aald to be the only onea In Europe,
aang the Vlnl Creator Spirit.
Previous to 1870 the ceremony of entering
the conclave wu much more Imposing
than today, aa it waa held In the Qulrlnal,
The cardinal thus met In the little church
of San Bylvestro at Qulrlnale and thence
walked In procession through the streets
to the palace, or If the conclave was to bo
held in the Vatican they met In St. Peter's,
a proceaalon was formed there and after
acme ceremonies wended ita way to tho
Marshal Swears Solemn Oath.
When the cardinals had all assemb'f-d
the marshal of the conclave, Prince Chlgnl
Albanl, who was an Imposing figure. In full
court costume, knelt and took the follow
I, Maria. Prince Chignl-Albanl, perpetual
marshal of the concluve, deputed to dlruct
the surveillance of the aix.stollo naluev.
piumikv and swrar that I will be faithful
to the sacred college of the most eminent
snd most reverend cardinals of the holy
church, that with the greatest gfllgem-e
and loyalty I wlU ltU aaid palaoe dm In
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