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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOKNING, AUGUST 3, 1903.
SINGLE COPY TIIH EE CENTS.
STOPS REFORM TALK
Summary Action of Chinese Dowager
Erapresi Eat Desired Effect.
OTHERS FEAR THE LOSS OF THEIR HEADS
lo Not Care to Talk Politics Exoept When
Alone with Trusted Friends.
FOREIGNERS CONFESS DISAPPOINTMENT
Expected Assoo'ation with Women of Lega
tion Would Tame Empress.
CONDITIONS LIKE THOSE FIVE YEARS AGO
Chinese Who Kara Brn Associated
with Rclorntri Are Kept in
t'onatant Dread ol
PEKING, Aug. 2. China la witnessing a
return to the conditions which furnished
the coup d'etat of 1838. I'olltlcal discus
Ions among the Chinese, which Increased
during the imperial court's recent policy
of friendliness toward foreigners, has sud
The plan of the dowager empress to ter
rify the reformers by the execution of
Bhen Cblen, which occurred last Friday,
has been successful. All the liberal Chi
nese, particularly those who have been
associated with the reformers are in the
greatest fear of arrest and it is difficult
to find a Chinaman who la willing to men
tion politics or Friday's tragedy, although
the latter Is almost the only topic of con
versation among trusted friends. The of
ficials are particularly dumb.
The affair Is disappointing to the for
eigners who had hoped that the empress
dowager's association with the women of
the legations would have a civilizing In
fluence. Prince 8u, the most liberal of the
llanchu princes, who In March last issued
a proclamation against Incense burning to
military Idols, because it was the chief
rite during the boxer troubles. Is reported
to have risked his office by opposing the
xecutlon of Bhen Chlen.
Seven Editors Arrested.
In connection with the recent arrest at
Shanghai of seven Chinese editors on the
charge of sedition, and the probable de
cision of the ministers on the question of
turning the editors over to Chinese juris
diction, a representative of the reformers
has sent the following letter to 'the As
We earnestly hope that the authorities
of the civilised nations will give a timely
warning to this government, which seems
to be preparing a bastlla for the true lov
ers of China.
It would be discouraging to progressive
Chinese if the seven reformers under ar
rest at Shanghai should be turned over to
the Chinese government and be beheaded.
Their writings are, of course, offensive and
seditious, yet they would be punished as
though they had spoken In a like manner
against the American or the British gov
ernments which exist for the benefit of the
people. But the government of this land
'a curse to the people that reformers de
. Aaerve the sympathy of all enlightened men
these men are kept.
Is there any hope Mr China except In
revolution or rebellion?
Federation of Charon Societies Shows
Large Increase Dnrlngr
V , Year.
ATLANTIC CITT, N. J.. Aug. 2.-At to
day's session of the American Federation
of Catholic societies. Secretary Anthony
Matre reported an increase during the past
year In state federations from four to
nine and that there are at present 268
county federations In forty states. Forty
members of the hierarchy, three cardinals,
Including the two apostolic delegates and
fifty-three archbishops and bishops have
declared In favor of the federation.
Four thousand Bloux Indians are rep
resented at the -convention by a chief,
Mlmltanl Hanska, of the Rosebud agency.
South Dakota. The Chippewa tribe also
has Joined the federation.
Bishop Kealy of Savannah celebrated
solemn pontifical mass. Father Cantwell
of Lng Branch, who preached, said the
federation would prove a great bulwark
against the rising tide of Infidelity, num
bering, according to a New York dally,
60.000 souls In this country. One cause of
Infidelity was Mint part of the people pre
ferred novelty and sentimentality to' re
ligion and morality, and that the great
beginning of Infidelity was made with the
so-called reformation, that some preferred
to discard some doctrine and others an
other doctrine until finally none, of them
believed anything. Divorce was another
great cause, and it was strange that while
the courts held that the ordinary con
tract of dollars and cents cannot be easily
broken, they broke the highest contract,
that of marrlnge.
. Archbishop Ryan of Philadelphia, Bishop
Messmer of Green Bay, Wis., and Bishop
McFaul of Trenton, attended mass. Presi
dent Thomns B. Munahan of the federation
In the course of his address said:
The widely and the sincerely spoken re
gret been use of the ending of the masterful
and gentle life of Io XIII, the kindly sym
pathy expressed on every hand by our
fellow citlseua of all denominations Is In
deed a silver lining to the cloul that
darkens the Catholic horizon. It was Im
josslhle for Catholics to he other than
deeply touched by these Chrlstliin ameni
ties In the noble tributes paid the dead
pontiff, we hall the dawn of a broadening
and brightening day. In this kindly sen
timent we recognise too. something of the
fruition of Leo's fondest hopes.
Peculiarly fitting In the solemnity of the
F resent hour Is the coming together of the
atnollc. societies of America, not singly
Vmt mlth united voice they can now speak
the sorrow aa well as the appreciation of
the great pontiff s U.nfM.OoO spiritual chil
dren In America. It Is most appropriate
that expression come from this convention..
To carry out, to realize In our own country
what Leo so sublimely thought and so
grandly wrought for the world at large,
tills Is the cardinal aim and mission of the
American Catholic societies.
Htandlng before the tomb of this world
leader whose hope was a better iidir
etsmllng among all Christians, and whose
fondest aim was "one fold and one shep
herd." In hla name, we tender to nu'
fellow rltlxena of every condition and of
all creeds our slncerest gratitude In sc.
ttnowlurigment of their gracious and heart
CONTRACTS FOR MOFFETT ROAD
Denver-Chicago Firm 1o Coast met
Kew Line Oat of
DETROIT. Aug. t Mr. Streeter, of the
firm of Streeter A Lusk, Chicago an! Den
ver contractors, received a telegram while
In the city tonight that hla firm hud been
.awardel the contract for constructing t lie
new Morten railroad that la to be built
from Denver to Salt Lake City. The new
railroad will croas the Rocky Mountain
range at the head of South Boulder creek
and Is considered a most difficult piece of
TURKEY HAS ITS TROUBLES
Tnrmoll in Macedonia and Armenia
is Again Becoming; Rest
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 2
conflicts continue to occur In Macedonia.
Last Friday a Turkish patrol, which was
pursuing the authors of a dynamite out
rage, fell Into an ambush laid by the Bul
garians near Drama, which In close to the
famous plain of Phlllppl, where Brutus
and Casslus were defeated, and seven
Turks and three Bulgarians were killed.
The porte, however, announces that before
long the 40,000 troops now in Macedonia
will bo disbanded.
It Is stated that as a result of Inquiry
by Austrian and Russian consuls into the
recent events at Salonlca, Austria and
Russia will demand the dismissal of the
chief of police at Salonlca.
Reports from Armenia tell of rather seri
ous disturbances, similar to those which
preceded the trouble of 1834. Several con
flicts have occurred between Turks and
armed Kurds on one side and Armenians
on the other, resulting in losses on both
COLIMA AGAIN IN ERUPTION
Great Cloud of Smoke Obscure
Mountain and Frighten the
MEXICO, CITT, Aug. 2.-A dispatch frm
Collma this morning stales that the Colima
volcano Is In eruption. Oreat clouds of
smoke are Issuing from the volcano and
are being carried to the northeast by a
strong wind from the sea. It Is believed
that another outflow of lava has occurred,
but the dense smoke that surrounds the
mountain makes It Impossible to determine
exactly what has happened.
The outbreak has been accompanied by
loud detonations. Information from the
surrounding districts Is to the effect that
rumblings and underground shocks have
been felt during the past twenty-four
hours. No reports of serious damage have
been received, but the people In the nearby
villages are greatly alarmed and many
have left for other districts.
THIEF MAKES A BIG PICKUP
Secures Eighty Thousand Dollars'
Worth of Gems from Hono
HONOLULU, Aug. 2.-(By Pacific Cable.)
Mrs. Samuel Parker has been robbed of
180,000 worth of Jewelry, consisting chiefly
of diamonds, rubles and solitaire studs.
She wore the jewels on Saturday night at
a reception held to signalise the opening
of a new hotel. Several hours later the
thief or thieves entered her home and stole
many of the gems she had displayed. Mrs.
Parker, who is the wife of Colonel Samuel
Parker, one of the wealthiest men In
Hawaii, was the widow of J. K. Campbell,
who left her one-third of his $4,000,000 es
tate. She -was married to Colonel Parker
about a year and a half ago and on the
same day her eldest daughter was. wedded
to Prince David.
PRETENDER REPORTED DEAD
This Has Occurred So Often It la
Mot Given Much Cre
dence. TANGIER, Morocco, Aug. 2 It Is re
ported that the pretender to the throne,
Bu Hamara, has died of wounds received.
Bu Hamara has been reported dead or
killed a number of times since he raised
the standard of revolt on October 30, 1902.
Early in the revolution he Issued a, procla
mation claiming that his aim was to seat
Mulal Mohammed, the brother of the sultan,
on the throne. The last large fight in which
he was reported to have been, engaged
occurred on June lft, when he defeated the
war minister of Morocco with a loss to the
latter's forces of 600 men. At that tlmo
no mention was made of his having been
DRINKS ROOSEVELT'S HEALTH
King- of Portugal Bends Congratula
tory Telegraia to the
LISBON, Aug. 2. Tho text of the tele
gram sent by King Charles yesterday to
President Roosevelt Is as follows:
I had this moment the pleasure of drink
ing your health and prosperity of the
United States navy on board Brooklyn.
Compromises the Cabinet.
BUDAPEST, Aug. 2 Evidence given be
fore the bribery commission, although
largely hearsay. Is reported as com
promising the Independent party and
the Hedervary government. Premier
Hedervary will be examined Monday
and unless he can fully clear him
self It is feared he will not re
tain office long. Count Ssarpary's testimony
created a very unfavorable Impression, Un
der cross-examination he refused to an
swer so many questions that the only In
ference to be drawn is that several others
are Implicated and that large sums were
Riots in the t'nurnaua.
ST. PETERSBURG, July .-(Vla Fron
tier Aug. 2.) There are reports that there
were fresh collisions between the troops
and strikers on the transcaucaBian railway
near Tlflis last Thursday. The troops were
ordered to tire on the rioters, who were
using revolvers, with the result that twenty-one
workmen were killed. The removal
of a rail by the strikers wrecked a trans
caucusian train. Twelve carriages were
smashed and two persons killed. It is
asserted here that the Armenians are Incit
ing the strikers.
Advocate n FrCe Port.
PARIS, Aug. 2. A congress organized in
the Department of Ulrondu to promote an
Anglo-French commercial rapproachment,
today resulted in favor of the creation of
a free port at Bordeaux and advocated
negotiations with England, the United
States and Ruasla for commercial treaties
covering long periods. The basis of tha
movement is the promotion of the wine
trade with Great Britain.
Rasalan Police Insubordinate.
TRIESTE. Austria, Aug. 4 II piccolo"
prints reports of serious Insubordination
among the police of Klshlneff since the
recent massacre. A policeman named
HoshnnotT attacked the head of the police
force with a sabre because the latter re
proved him for neglect of duty.
ladla Kites a Protest.
SIMLA. Aug. 2. Viceroy Curson has tele
graphed a lengthy protest to the home gov
ernment against saddling India with the
cost of the South African garrison.
KIND WORDS FOR THE IRISH
King Edward Issues Prcclarration at Close
of His V,sit
''"'Y TOUCHED BY HIS RECEPTION
Hope te Island and Its People
May It e Ample Share of the
Blessings of Peace and
COWES, Isle of Wight, Aug. C The royal
yacht Victoria nnd Albert arrived here this
evening and King Edward Immediately or
dered the Issue of the following address:
To My Irish People: I desire on leaving
Ireland to tell my Irish people how deeply
I have been touched by the kindness and
good will they have shown to the queen
and myself. Our experience on previous
visits had Indeed prepared us for a tradi
tional welcome of a warm-hearted race, but
our expectations have been exceeded.
Wherever we have gone. In town or coun
try, tokens of loyalty and affection, prof
fered by every section of the community,
have made an enduring Impression on our
hearts. For a country so attractive and a
peoplo so gifted we cherish the warmest
regard, nnd it Is therefore with supremo
satisfaction that I have so often during
our stay heard the hope expressed that a
brighter day Is dnwnlns upon Ireland. I
shall eagerly await the fulfillment of this
hope. Its realization will, under Divine
Providence, depend largely upon the steady
development of self-reliance nnd co-opera-llon,
upon better and more practical edu
cation, upon the growth of Industrial and
commercial enterprise, and on that In
crease of mutual toleration and respect
which the responsibility my Irish people
now enjoy In the publlo administration of
their local affairs, Is well fitted to teach.
It is my earnest prayer that these and
other means of national well-being may
multiply from year to year In Ireland, nnd
that the blessings of peace, contentment
and prosperity may be abundantly vouch
safed to It. ,
(Signed) EDWARD. R. and I.
Copies of the address will be posted
throughout Ireland tomorrow.
Their majesties received a great recep
tion on their arrival here. They remained
aboard the royal yncht, where they were
visited this evening by the prince of Wales.
Cowes is already very gay with people
who have come for the week of yachting.
Among those here are many prominent
Americans. The American yachts Include
Mrs. Goelet's Nahma and Margherlta, un
der charter of James Henry Smith. King
Edward's Britannia and Emperor Wil
liam's Meteor, which nre to race during
the regatta, are both here.
The king will have a busy week. En
tertainments, either aboard the royal yacht
or ashore, have been planned for each day.
Promises Another Vlalt.
LONDON, Aug. 2. In replying to an ad
dress presented to their majesties at
Queenstown Saturday, the king said that
the queen and himself "looked forward to
renewing in future years ' the happy ex
perience of the present.
This promise of another visit to Ireland
has given the greatest satisfaction
throughout the country and the morning
papers here all pay tributes to the Inesti
mable service which the king has ren
dered the realm by his tactful conduct.
The visit is commented on as a great
stroke, which will open up a new era of
prosperity for Ireland, and the address
Issued by the king at Cowes yesterday Is
welcomed as a felicitous ending of a mem
orable Journey. Even the Irish papers are
enthusiastic, declaring that If only the
king will pay a yearly visit or send the
prince of Wales if he . cannot come 'him
self, Ireland's troubles will soon begin to
Before leaving Queenstown the king sum
moned Horace Plunkett, vice president of
the Department of Agriculture and Tech
nical Instruction for Ireland, aboard the
royal yacht and complimented him on his
work in Ireland's behalf, conferred the
honor of knighthood and presented him
with ft knight commandershlp of the Vic
torian order, saying:
"I wish you to take It as a personal gift
The king further commanded the lord
lieutenant of Ireland .to announce that his
majesty had received from Lord Iveagh
(Edward Cecil Guinness) $26,000 to be do
voted to the Dublin hospitals. Catholic
as wejl as Protestant, In memory of the
LEAVES FARM TO COUNTRY
General Clay Bequeaths Whitehall to
Katlon to Be I'sed mm av
LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 2. Another will
of General Casslus M. Clay, executed
March 28, 1901, a year after the one to be
offered for probate tomorrow In Richmond,
has been produced by Dora Clay Brock, tho
former child-wife of General Clay. The
Instrument Is In General Clay's own hand
writing, and sealed on the back with his
private seal-ring In green wax, and Is as
Sections 1 and 2 appoint Dora Brock, his
former wife, and two others, selected by
her, aa executors, and gives them one-half
of the proceeds of certain sales.
Section 3 provides the White Hall lands
and fixtures of 3V) acres shall remain, In
cluding houses, trees, etc., forever in fee
simplo the property of the United States
of America, In trust for the inhabitants of
this earth as a park.
Section 4 provides that his mines in Clay
county. Kentucky, shall be formed Into a
company and worked for the uce and bene
fit of the funds and needs of the W lute
Hall park and to pay all legacies.
Sections 6. 6. 1 Hnd 8 give to Dora Brock
110.00) in bonds, and various sums to James
Dowlln and other employes.
Section 10 My manuscripts, five vnlirmns
or more of my memoirs, the material for
"Icarlus. written ny tnis legator, shall tie
given to the Association of American Auth
ors In New York of which I am an honor
ary member for publication and copyright,
one-half of the proceeds to in to mv
former wife, Dora Brook, and the other
half to the society rorever. in the event
of her death before the publication of Raid
book. "Icarius." the children of said Dora
and Casslus Marceuus i tirocK forever.
The other will, dated May 12, 1S93, will be
probated tomorrow, and for her protection
In that will Dora Brock retained J. M.
Wood, to whom she stated that she had
an open envelope that General Clay gave
to her with the admonition that It was to
be kept until after his death. It turns out
to be the last will.
MISUNDERSTANDING IS FATAL
Causes Collision of Freight Trains in
Which Mix People Lose Their
SOMERSET, Ky., Aug. 2. Through mis
understanding of orders two Queen & Cres
cent freight trains, both double-headers,
collided head-on lust night between Cum
berland Falls and Greenwood, killing six
men. fatally Injuring one and seriously
hurting another. The bodies of Fireman
3osph Phillips. Frank Fletcher, Walter
Walters and a tramp were recovered. Th
bodies of two brakemen are buri.-d under
the debris where forty cars were wreckej.
One of the locomotives was wrecked end
the others were damaged.
' Engineers Duke and Fitzgerald were ke
verely injured. Duke may die. Engineers
Klein and Halosworth Jumped.
CONVICTS ESCAPE FROM POSSE
Bodies of Tito Militiamen Killed by
Them Are Found ky ( cm.
PLACERVILLE, Cal Aug. 2.-The con
victs who escaped from Folsom prison ere
still at large. The five who engaged in a
fatal fight with their pursuers at the Grand
Victory mines last right have not been
seen today and apparently )uve made a
successful retreat. In their haste to get
nway from the militia and the sheriffs,
they left a water can and some firearms
on the hill where Inst night's conflict oc
curred. Tho dead bodies of Festus Rutherford and
W. C. Jones, the two militiamen who were
shot last night, were found this morning
where they dropped. ,'Jones had served In
the Philippines as a imeraber of the First
Tennessee and the Th'rty-seventh volunteer
United States Infantry. Al Olll, the Na
tional Guardsman wfio was shot through
one lung, Is now expi oted to recover.
Another victim of tKa convict chase was
Philip Springer, a resident of this district.
He Is deaf, und falling to respond to an
order to halt, was fatally shot by a picket
early this morning. '
A report received thlx evening states that
four convicts, not believed to be the same
who ambushed the oflleers last night, were
discovered today near Lotus, In the Web
ber Creek district, by a posse. A number
of shots were exchanged, but so far aa
known without result.;
Last night's fight bfctween the convicts
and members of Compuny H of the state
militia was an ambush. Lieutenant Smith
and seven men were pursuing a trail that
had been discovered earlier in the day.
Their first intimation of the presence of
the convicts was when the latter opened
fire on them at close range from a hiding
place in the bushes. Three members of
Lieutenant Smith's squad fell at the first
volley. They were Rutherford, Jones and
GUI. The soldiers returned the fire of the
outlaws, at the same time retreated down
the hill and left the fallen men to take
care of themselves, pill managed to make
his way down the hill to a place of safety
and and was then picked up by friends and
carried to the mine. Fearful of the bullets
of the convicts the pursuers made no at
tempt to get back to the scene of the battle
to learn the fate of the other two men.
News of the battle spread quickly to' Plac
crvllle and the surrounding country and by
9 o'clock tho hill was surrounded by a
large force, including the entire strength of
the Placervllle company. Nearby and co
operating with the militiamen 'was a posse
of citizens from Placervllle, headed by the
sheriff's son, Dallas Bosqull. They were
within sound and sight of the fighting but
dared not Are for fear of hitting the militia
men. Lieutenant Smith says there were four
convicts In the band that opened fire on
his men, but he was unable to Identify any
of them, except the negro, Beavis.
It was Impossible to have a cordon ex
tended around the bill for some hours. The
cordon covered nearly Iwo miles and re
quired over a hundred men. Before the
picked lines could be formed It is quite
possible the convicts got, away to the east
DUTCH FLAT, CC .vUgrl Two of the
Folsom convicts were surrounded here fhls
evening and a fight ensued. It is supposed
that one of the convicts was shot by Glen
Wedgewood. Wedgewood was shot In the
hand by the convicts.
LIPT0N PAYS' COMPLIMENTS
Hakes Generous Tribute to Sports
manship of the American
NIAGARA FALLS, Aug. 2.-Sir Thomas
Llpton boarded his special train tonight
to return to New York, after a day of
strenuous sightseeing, Including a Jolly re
ception by the Royal Canadian Yacht club
at Nlagarn-on-the-Lake. Accompanied by
his party. Sir Thomas visited the falls and
the Sister Islands above them. Later he
went to Lcwlston, where he boarded a
Bteamer for Nlagara-on-the-Lake, to which
place the Canadian yachtsmen had brought
their defender of Canada's cup, Strathcona.
Upon his arrival there Sir Thomas was
greeted by Commander Jarvis and the
Canadian yachtsmen. After luncheon the
yachtsmen drank a toast to Sir Thomas'
health. In responding he said:
Our good friends, the Americans, have
a wonderful boat In Rcllnnce, but we have
a bit of a wonder, too. I am glad to have
this opportunity on British soil of testify
ing to the very many courtesies and kind
nesses I have received from your good
neighbors, the American people, and of
stating that there are no better or truer
sportsmen In the world than your good
friends across your frontier. If an error
was ever niHde It would he In favor of the
foreigners. For good sportsmen, give me
the American people. I hope to come to
Toronto and bring that cup after the races.
THIRD TRIAL FOR POWERS
Both Sides Claim to Have Much New
Evidence to lie Intro
duced. GEORGETOWN. Ky.. Aug. 2. The third
trial of former Secretary of State Caleb
Powers, as accessory before the fact to the
murder of Governor William Goebel, begins
here tomorrow before Judge Robblns at ft
special term of the Scott circuit court.
All of the other trials of Powers, Howard
and Youtsey, who are now serving life
sentences for alleged conspiracy that re
sulted in the shooting of Goebel as he en
tered the state house grounds at Frank
fort three years ago last January, were
before Judge Cantrlll of this circuit. Both
sides claim to have much additional evi
dence and it Is thought the hearing will
continue all this month.
Powers has been convicted twice and
sentenced for life both times. While he
Is now expecting freedom, the prosecution
claims that its new evidence may result
In a verdict of first degree murder. James
Howard, who Is charged with doing the
shooting, also awaits a new trial.
ATTEMPT TO WRECK BIG BRIDGE
Town of Livingston Shaken by Ex
plosion, but Bridge is Only
LIVINGSTON. Mont., Aug. 2. An at
tempt was made by unidentified parties
this morning to blow up the large Northern
Pacific bridge crossing the Yellowstone
river east of this city and wreck the east
bound passenger train. The explosion was
terrific and broke windows In scores of
houses In the eastern part of the city. No
part of Livingston escaped a severe shock.
The big bridge was twisted out of align
ment. The powder had been placed by in
experienced persons, and to that fact Is
attributed the escape of the structure, a
large hole was made in the central pier
of the bridge. The Northern Pacific com
pany has offered a reward of li.OGO and the
county commissioners t-'.WKI, There la no
clue to the miscreant.
CLOUDBURST NEAR SAUNA
Twelre Miles of Union Paoifio Track
Washed Away Near Brookrilla.
SAME SECTION WAS INUNDATED IN MAY
Crops In the Lowlands Destroyed, bnt
Belief Is Expressed Damage Will
Be Connned to Compara
tively Small Area,
SALINA, Kan., Aug. 2.-A cloudburst
which occurred today flooded the lowlands
and valleys from a point near Llndsborg,
northwest to Ellsworth, doing much dam
age. The valley northwest from Llnds
borg Is all under Water and at Carnerio,
Brooksvllle and Bavaria the water is from
one to two feet deeper than during the
recent flood. At Carnerio the streets were
flooded and the water reached the plat
form of the Union Pacific depot. Resi
dences In the lower part of the town are
from one to three feet under water.
Twelve miles of the Union Paclllc track
west of Brooksvllle was swept oft the road
bed and the Unln Paclflo passenger train
due here at midnight last night arrived
at noon today, having come over the Mis
souri Faeific tracks from Ellsworth. The
storm caught the train at Areola, esst of
Ellsworth and for part of the way back
to Ellsworth the passengers got out and
assisted In the work of cribbing tho track.
The water was above the track and tho
train was compelled to feel its way ft por
tion of the trip.
West from Bavaria Is a sea of water and
much damage, to crops will result, Wheat
in the shock is seen going down stream.
West from LindHborg the Smoky Hill
river Is bankfull and rising rapidly but
the smaller streams are about stationary
and will probably carry off much of the
surplus water which will necessarily find
Its way into the river for the next day or
so. The territory now under water was
the first scene of the memorable May
Topeka Again Stricken.
TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 2. High water
caused much work and excitement In North
Topeka today. Rain began falling here
shortly after midnight and by daylight the
storm had reached the proportions of a
cloudburst. The North Topeka sewers
have not been reopened since tho June flood
and all of the water ran through the low
streets to the river. The water covered
the first floors In a number of tho houses
along Gordon street and In the street was
three feet deep. Many of the residents of
North Topeka who had been through thj
other flood thought the river had broken
through at the west side of the city and
that another flood was upon them.
In South Topeka, near the Shunganunga
creek, the water was nearly as high as It
was north of the river.
The state insane asylum west of Topeka
was cut off from the city for a short time.
The little creek that runs through Auburn
dale, a, suburb; was flooded to a depth of
four or five feet. The residents of that
part of the city, who had been through the
other flood, ,- procured boats . and brought
their neighbors to the high land. The creek
returned to its banks two hours after tho
rain ceased falling.
The rain was general in the northern and
eastern part of the state.
OFFERS INSULT TO PRESIDENT
Resident of Oyster Bay as
Carriage Drives Up to
OYSTER BAY, N. Y., Aug. 2. Profane
and abusive language was directed toward
President Roosevelt and his family today
as they were driving up to Christ church
to attend the morning service. The of
fender was a resident of Oyster Bay, Me
Cann by name. He was hustled away
from the church unceremoniously by the
secret service operatives.
Accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt and two
of their children, the president had driven
to the village from Sagamore Hill to at
tend church, as is their custom on Sun
day mornings. Directly In front of the
church McCann was walking along the
roadside pushing a bicycle. As the presi
dent's carriage woa about to turn Into the
driveway leading to the church grounds,
It passed IcCann. McCann, with an oath,
demanded to know whether they wanted
the whole road. This was followed by
abusive and profane language. Aa the
carriage stopped at the church door, tho
president, greatly annoyed at the Insult
offered to Mrs. Roosevelt and the children,
alighted and directed the attention of the
secret service officers to the man and or
dered that he be compelled to leave the
vicinity of the church. McCann hesitated
when ordered to move on, but as an officer
was about to stimulate his movements ho
sprang on his wheel and rode away rap
Idly. While the Incident wss annoying
to the president and his family, It Is his
desire that no action be taken against the
SHERIFF ELUDES THE MOB
Lands Colored Man Accused of Assault
in Jail in Selarhbortaa;
CHARLOTTE. N. C, Aug. 2. Wilfred
Roseboro, the negro who Is charged with
having assaulted Mrs. D. Beavers In Ire
dell county, then murdering her and throw
ing her body In a well. Is In Charlotte jail.
He was brought here tonight by Sheriff
Bummers of Iredell county for safe keep
ing. Roseboro was captured In Polk county
yesterday and taken to Ashevllle Jan. When
It became known In Statesvllle that the
sheriff was coming there with his prisoner
a mob began to form for the purpose of
lynching him. This was Just before the
arrival of the train. Sheriff Bummers
eluded the gathering mob and took his
prisoner to Mooresvllle by private convey
ance and there caught ft train for Char
lotte. When captured Roseboro had two
pistols and ft razor on his person.
Mrs. Long of Rocky Mount, who was as
saulted Saturday by a negro, on regaining
consciousness said her assailant was named
Till Black, he has up to tonight eluded his
SAN FRANCISCO SHAKEN UP
Qok Lasts Thirty Seconds, but ot
Violent Enough to Do
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 2.An esrth
quake lasting nearly thirty seconds was
experienced here at 10:50 this evening. The
quake was of the longest duration In many
years. It was not of a violent character
and reports of damage are not looked for.
Other California points felt the shock.
Stanford university report that th shock
lasted forty-fiva seconds.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Monday nnd
Warmer In West Portion; Tuesday
Showers and Cooler.
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f ni 417 :i p. in HA
s . ill . . i . . , 70 4 i. m B
n. n 74 R p. m t
in a. m 77 Hp, in K'l
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ANOTHER IDYL OF THE FARM
Two Omaha Boys Try the Gladsome
Life of a Harvest
Three days In the harvest fields at 50
cents per day each was enough for Joe
Barker, 6il South Thirty-seventh street,
and Kenneth Patterson of that neighbor
hood, and the boys have returned home
with their dreams of gold to be threshed
from wheat bundles changed to a night
mare to which a 4-o'tiock-gettlng-up-bcll
and a, 10-o'clock-golng-to-bed-bell are at
tached. In fact, all that Is necessary to
cause the boys to throw a case of tho
rabies Is to yell "Gee, haw! Get up, there!"
and the sight of a sack of wheat It Is
feared would ba their finish. Upon the
advice of physicians even the milk wagons
do not pass their homes now, for during
that three days' glorious work on the farm
one of the chores wus to milk nine cows,
after tho day's work was done.
The boys are now at the Country club,
endeavoring with the aid of golf balls and
other balls to drive from their ears that
constant hum of the binder and the terrible
memory of threo days misspent.
The iiibplratlon to go to the harvest fields
cams to the boys while visiting the Coun
try club. Thero they got a breath of air
Bomewhat different from that of the school
room and the city. They wanted more.
They saw that farm hands were In de
mand at 3 per day and five meals; they
had visions of brawn, muscle, sunburned
faces and a glorious time with the coun
try boys, and Incidentally that J3 per would
not be a bad Investment. No sooner had
the Inspiration struck home than the boys
started; they bought Jumpers to wear, and
they packed low shoes and open-work hose
In their grips, for they had heard of coun
try dances. They headed for Blair, nnd
the story of their stay In that neighbor
hood Is the history of one long, continu
ous surprlso and disappointment.
They were met at tho train by a mild-
eyed man with a mild-eyed team, and the
boys thought It would be easy sailing.
They got to the house In time for dinner.
and then to the harvest field. They dragged
bundles and piled bundles and shocked
bundles and the sun beat down and their
backs blistered and their hands blistered
and they tore their clothes and they were
glad when 9 o'clock came. The hour for
that 4 o'clock meal came and went, but tb.3
boys do not remember of anyone stopping
work for it. They concluded that part of
the notice must have been a mistake, so
they were not too proud to eat supper.
After supper allttla housewife sweetly
asked the boy if they could milk. Patter
son has visions of a mllk-shuking ma
chine and said he would be glad to learn.
Barker, who was getting wise mighty fast
for ft city boy, said his father didn't allow
him to go around cows.
They got to bed In time to hear the get
up bell ring and were again In harness bo
fore 4 o'clock. That entire day was a rep
Itltlon of the first afternoon and the coun
try began to pall on the boys. Another
day of the same and then it hailed. The
hoys rested that day, and after another
half day at it they resigned.
Here was where the last straw lit. The
farmer paid them GO cents a day when they
supposed they were getting $3. He told
them gently us possible that owing to the
hailstorm he had lost considerable of his
crop and that was the only way he had to
make it up.
Barker at once made a trip to the north
ern lakes to lest up and visit his parents
and Patterson came home. They are both
here now, but friends are cautioned not to
talk to them of crop prospects.
SIMONDS STOLE P0CKETB00K
Young; Man Locked lp for Robbing;
Minnie Harris at Krus's Park
Because she lost her pocketbook contain
ing II at Krug's park last night Minnie
Harris was crying bitterly. A policeman
asked her what the trouble was, and when
she told him he Inquired If ohe thought
cither of the men sitting at the table with
her would have taken it. One of them
promptly Informed the officer that they
were willing to ho searched If he thought
they had the money. This was agreed to
and the policeman started with them to a
secluded spot to go through them. While
on the way Olin Slmonds, one of the men,
started to run. A bystander caught him
and he waa searched without further delay.
The pocketbook was found inside his shirt.
Slmonds, who has lived in Omaha for
some time, protested his innocence, nnd
said he had picked the pocketbook up from
under the table and was keeping it to play
a joke on the girl. He Is locked up In the
BUSINESS GOOD IN ALASKA
Gold Mining, Chief Resource, Shows
t'nusual Activity, gays Isaao
After an absence since May I, Isaac
Powers, Jr., returned to Omaha yesterduy
from Alaska and Yukon territory. Ills
trip waa In the interest of Swift & Com
pany. At Dawson, Cnpe Nome and in
southeastern Alaska he found business con
ditions more improved than they are gen
erally regarded by people who have not
been there. He states that the foremost
resource of the .country, gold mining,
shows unusual activity and will un
doubtedly be attended wltk more success
than year ago.
Movements of Ocenn Vessels Aug;. 8.
At The Lizard Passed Vaderland, from
New York, for Antwerp.
At Liverpool Arrived Ultonla, from Bos
ton, via- tjiieeiistown; Celtic, from New
York, via Queenstown. Bulled lio vie, for
At Naples Arrived Vancouver, from
Boston, via Azores, for Genoa.
At St. Johns, N. F Arrived Cart ha gen
Ian, from Glasgow and Liverpool, for Hall
fax and Philadelphia.
At Glasgow Hulled Numldlan, for New
York, and passed Inistrahull August 2.
At Boulogne Bur Mer Billed Kyndam,
from Rotterdam, for New York.
At Southampton Balled llremen, from
Bremen, for New York.
At yueenstown Hailed Mayflower, from
Liverpool, for Boston; Etrurla, from Liv
erpool, for New York.
At New York Arrived Arabic, from Llv
erpool and Queenstown: Furnessia, from
Glasgow and MovlUe; Moltke. from Ham
burg, Southampton and Cherbourg.
NO POPE YET CHOSEN
Second Dut'i Balloting for Head of Church
aa Fruitless at Tint.
VAST CKOWDS WATCH TOR THE SIGNAL
Beggars and Frinces Jostle Each Other in
Great Square of Bu Fetcr.
GREAT EXCITEMENT OVER THE CONTEST
No Indication to Outside World When it
Will Come to an End.
TROOPS IN READINESS TO SUPPRESS RIOTS
Urrnt Crowds, However, Are Orderly
and There is Ko Call for Their
Services in that DIrec-,
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
HOME, Aug. 2. (.New York World Cable
gram Special Telegram.) A member of
the Italian government tolls the World cor
respondent tonight that tho iuct that four
ballots have been taken without res J It
shows that as none of tho cardinals com
mand as many votes as has been predicted,
Oreglla, Itanipolla and Vanuutelli are no
longer likely to be vlacted.
A compromise pupo will probably bo Dl
Pletro or Capccelatro.
KOMK, Aug. 2. No successor to Pope Leo
XIII has not yet been chosen. From the
smoke that has issued from tho little chim
ney on the Slstlne chapel tonight a vast
multltudo gathered around Bt. Peter's
learned that the second aay of the con
clave had been fruitless. The conclusion
is drawn that the strength of the' leading
candidates remains unbroken and that no
compromise cundldate has yet appeared,
and there Is no indication of how lung this
condition of affairs will continue.
The prolongation of the contest has
aroused tremendous public Interest, If In
deed it cannot be called excitement. Every
trace of that apathy which followed the
death of the late pope has vanished and
Instead there now exists a burning Inter
est In everything pertaining to the election
of his Hticessor.
This culminated tonight in the appear
ance of a great crowd which packed the
great square of 8t. Potcr's and presented
a spectacle seldom seen at the site of so
many historic ceremonies. The Impenetra
ble seclusion which shrouds those engaged
In deciding who shall be at the head of the
Catholic church heightens the feverish curi
osity of those who await their 'decision.
Princes, princesses, archbishops, bishops,
monslgnors, priests, well-to-do business
people in short, people from every walk
J In life from that of nobleman to
street beggar, . talked of nothing but la
fumata (the signal smoke). Both this morn
ing and this evening this was the lodestone
which drew thousands to the square of St. -Peter's.
There for hours vlth strained
eyes and craned necks they waited In the
hope of seeing a tiny little stream of
smoke, so Insignificant that It was almost
impossible to realize that a great Issue
was Involved In Its fleeting appearance.
Scene is Impressive.
The scene at St. Peter's was tonight far
the most Impressive that has occurred in
Rome since the late pope became III. After
the fruitless morning ballot a report spread
that a new pontiff would surely be elected
this evening. All roads during the after
noon led to the Vatican. Carriage and
vehicles of every description rattled Into
the piazza of 8t. Peter's. The regular Bun
day leisure was forgotten In the anxiety
to see tho new occupant of the holy see.
The streets converging Into St. Peter' were
black with the thousands who entered the
squaro with the ceaseless regularity of an
Incoming tide. From the barracks camo
reinforcements of troops, who marched
across the piazza and lined up at the steps
of the basilica, leaving Small spaces be
tween the companies to prevent A sudden
rush to get Inside St. Peter'g to witness tho
new pope give his blessing to the Cathollo
A strong force of cavalry was picketed
nearby in case of riot and more than 2,000
soldiers were posted In the square. But
tho troops "made only an Insignificant, thin,
blue line compared with tha vast multi
tude around them.
By o'clock It was estimated that 80,000
people occupied the vast amphitheatre.
From the steps of the basilica, which were
bluck with those standing or sitting, across
to the opposite side of the square there
stretched, as far as the eye could sue, nn
undulating sea of humanity with every face
riveted on the Sistine chapel waiting for
the smoke of the ballots.
Watch for Smoke.
Almost encircling this great audience
arose the stately pillars of the collonade
beneath which muny rested and waited.
Nearby hundreds of cabs were drawn up,
their occupants scanning through glasses
I the little smokestack of the chapel. Btretch-
ing away for over a quarter of a mils, a
distance which it would have been Impossi
ble to see the smoke, were other thousands
waiting to know the result.
The rays of the setting sun, glancing
from the dome of Bt. Peter's, lit up the
housetops at the opposite end of the square,
and these were also crowded with anxious
watchers. Among the vast throng In the
square itself were many German students,
whose scarlet cassocks formed vivid
flashes of color.
When the hour of t struck a tremor of
expectancy ran through the multitude, be
cause, according to yesterday's program,
the burning of tho ballots or the announce
ment of an election would come within a
few minutes. When tho quarter hour
sounded the nervousness Increased and a
large number of officials of the Vatican,
not engaged In the conclave, merged to
watch the concourse. As the rand of the
clock on Bt. Peter's approached the hul
hour a rumor that a selection had been
mude developed In the minds of many Into
a certainty and each one momentarily ex
pected some favored cardinal to be an
nounced as the next pontiff. The crowd
might almost have been In some Amer
ican city awaiting the result of a
presidential election, but with this strik
ing difference: no solitary sign had come
as to how the vote had been going at the
polls. Another quarter of an hour passed
and the anxiety grew more Intense. Not
a breath of air relieved the sultry heat of
the evening and scarcely a sound eaine
came from the vast multitude. Hundreds
gathered below the window from which
the new pontiff Is to bestow his first bless
ing. Crowd is Disappointed,
Suddenly, exactly at 40 p. m., a shoul
Instantly tlx cry wag taken up by (0,000
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