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OMAHA, SATURDAY MOUSING, AUGUST 15, 1903 TWELVE PAGES.
SOLONS TAKE A REST
British Legislature Cooolodei Labors and
Adjourns Till November 2.
BALFOUR BALKS AT BALKAN REVOLT
Christian Atrocities Peolarfji m B'ac'i ai
Those Perpetrated by Torki
KING'S SPEECH LAUDS IRISH LAND BILL
Measure Exprcted to Keep Eich Ifen at
' Home la Future.
ERIN SAID TO NEED MORE HELP YET
Jffldward Reviews Work Done to Aid
Emerald Isle and Prophesies,
Bright Days la Store
LONDON, Aug. 14. Both houses or parli
ament assembled today to wind up the
business or the aeaslon.
In the House or Commons several ques
tions were asked relative to matters 'or
International interest.' Premier Balfour In
a . general reply said there had been an
unexpected delay in the Venesuelan ques
tion which, however, was not due to Great
Britain or Germany, who bad taken paral
lel action, but to the fact that France and
Spain objected to the use of the English
language by the tribunal. The question had
been left to the tribunal Itself to decide
He believed the court, whose members the
czar had been requested to nominate, would
meet on the date originally fixed.
Little Sympathy (or Macedonia,
Regarding the. complaints that the gov
eminent was showing a lack ot sympathy
with Macedonia, Mr. Balfour pointed out
that it was caused by deep - dissension
among the Christians.' It was not the
Turk deep as, his guilt undoubtedly was
who was responsible for the miserable
conditions. It would be folly to forget
that the Christians committed atrocities tin
Christians. The government was still of
the opinion that 'the best policy was to
support the Austro-Russlan endeavors to
Improve the administration.
Dealings with the protests against mut-
llng the house on the flBcal controversy.
the premier said he thought there was no
necessity, for undue hurry in dlscusnlng the
There was ho pending fiscal question be
fore Parliament, nor would there be one
during the currency of the present Par
With a final fling from Winston Churchill,
who said It waa doubtful whether the pre
ent Parliament would meet again, and who
characterised the premier's policy of trans
f erring the fiscal discussion rrom Pai lia
ment to the country, as that or a dema
(ague, the sitting was suspended.' Subse
quently the. house was summoned . to the
House or Lords to hear tho king's speech
proroguing Parliament. . . . -
The speech waa of little general or Inter-
: -national interest. . It alluded to tho cordial
Jty or the king reception In Portugal, Italy
and France and to the return visit of Presl
dent Loubet. "whose1 visit has given rise to
a striking eahlbltlon- of the reelings ot mu
tual good will "which prevails in the two
Kins Refers to Ireland. .
The most Interesting portion or the
speech today deals with Ireland. It says
The warm expressions or good will With
which I was everywhere received greatly
luui.ii-u me. jny visu enamea me to real
ize how much was belna- attemnted tn Im
prove the housing accommodation for the
working population, stimulate commercial
activity, advance tne methods of agrtcul
ture, develop technical education and pro
viuo lor tne sick ana innrm. Much re
mains to be done, but it waa with tin. r.i.
lug of deepest gratification that I noticed
signs or Increasing concord among all
classes In Ireland, presaging, as I hope, a
new era ot united efforts for the general
Talks of the Land Dill.
Referring to the Irish land bill the speech
ays it offers Inducements to the land own
era to continue their residence among their
countrymen and provide facilities for lm
proving the conditions of life in the poorer
districts of the west. It adds:
This reform, by removing the ancient
causes of social dissensions, will. I heart.
lly trust, conduce to the common benefit
ot an my man subjects.
Reference is made In the speech to the
general anxiety regarding the situation In
the European provinces or Turkey, to the
great progress made In the work or reset
tiement and pacification In South Africa,
and the improvement In the condition or
agriculture and finance in India..
After the reading of the king's speech
Parliament waa prorogued till November
Future Is I'awertala.
There has probably never been a proroga
tion of Parliament which for the future of
the government was so uncertain as on
this occasion. Many believe there will be
a dissolution In the autumn, though the
best Information does not support this
Mr. Balfour's speech at Sheffield at the
end of September Is awaited with the
keenest interest, aa It will contain a pro
nouncement or policy which will possibly
force either the duke ot Devonshire a pro
nounced free trader or Colonial Secretary
Chamberlain, to resign.
SHIPS BEATLAND FORCES
North Facile Squadron Slips Past
Forta aad Eaters Harbor
PORT TOWN SEND, Wash.. Aug. H.-The
North Pacific squadron, whose return from
the north has been so eagerly expected by
the' artillery forces here for several days,
succeeded In passing the forts early tlila
morning In a drizzling rain, and has won a
victory over the land forces.
For over a wjek all leaves of absence at
Forts Worden. Casey and Flagler, have
been suspended, orders having been re
ceived to look out for the fleet, whose re
turn from Alaska, owing to lack of tele
graphic facilities, was problematical. Be
fore daylight the fleet, headed by the
armored cruiser New York, Admiral Casey's
flagship, slipped by the forts and proceeded
to Bremerton ,navy yard.
MILES IS ATSALt LAKE
He la Met at Depot by Offleera aad
Drlvea to Fort
SALT LAKE, t'tah. Aug. U-General
Ntlaon A. Mllea, retired, accompanied by a
party or aevea, arrived rrom the east
shortly before t o'clock this morning.
He wss met- at the atation by a delega
tlon of officers from Fort Douglass and
driven directly to the post, where he will
be entertained today.
PAPAL SEC IN D0UBT
Pontiff's Courtiers "peculate as to
Cardlaal Who Will Succeed
ROME, Aug. 14. The pope today received
private audience several cardinals, bish
ops and archbishops. He also received
Thomas Desmond, representative ot the
Irish parliamentary party, who was left
lone with the pontiff. When he wished to
neel the pope stretched out his hand and
asked him to be seated at his side. The
pontiff was much gratified at the congratu
lations, saying the Irish were dear, loyal
people and that he wished them all pros
perity and happiness.
Speculation concerning the appointment
of secretary of state continues to be the
engrossing question. There has been a sug
gestion that Cardinal Gottl should be ap
pointed on the ground that such- an ap
pointment would please Germany and
Austria, and that Rampolla should replace
Gottl as perfect of the propaganda, thus
securing the protection of France's inter
ests In the east. It is not believed the
suggestion will prove acceptable to the
Others think the pope is trying to over
come the excessive modesty or Cardinal
Satolll in order to Induce him to accept
the position, while Still others believe Pius
X will end by conferring the red hat upon
his Intimate friend, Monslgnor Callegarl,
bishop of Padue, and subsequently no ml
natlng him as secretary of state.
Pope Plus X has signified his intention
of occupying tho apartments in which the
late pope lived and the furniture is now
being removed tor that purpose.
MME. HUMBERT STILL NOISY
Declares It She is Convicted She
Will Not Survive tho
PARIS. Aug. 14. Mme. Theresa Humbert
continued her declamatory statements at
today's hearing in the Humbert trial.
When she charged one of the witnesses,
the money lender, Cattaul, with being o
robber and a usurer, she declared she ex
pected to leave the court room with a high
head and fully vindicated.
If I were condemned," she . said.
would not survive this dishonor."
The doctor attending Mme. Humbert says
she suffered a lengthy . attack of syncope
a week ago,' and that she has fcTeet diffi
culty In keeping up her strength.
Mme. Paralre, the concierge of the Hum
bert mansion, testified that the Crawford
brothers visited the house constantly, often
twice a day, and that they did not re-
semble either Romaln or Emlle d'Aurignac.
OCCUPATION DAY IN MANILA
Anniversary Is Made a Festive Oeca
aloa by Veterans of
MANILA, Aug. HVeterana pf the Army
of , the Philippines celebrated Occupation
day with a parade In which 800 men took
part, clad In the old regulation '.service
clothing blue shirts and khaki.
A banquet ml afterward served, at which
the story of the campaign during the stir
ring period, In the" early occupancy or the
territory, cldsed try the capture of the city
Of Manila, was told, and the' battles fought
over again around. the .festive board.
Commissioner Smith was the chief spesch
maker of the evening. 'Two-thirds of the
veteran soldiers of the campaign now serve
In one position or another under the civil
NO' QUESTI0NJS PENDING
Position Taken by the Russians la
Regard to the Manchurlan
LONDON, Aug. 14. Neither at the Amerl
can nor at the other Interested embassies
is anything known regarding the statement
made In last night's dispatch from Yoko
hama that Prince Chlng had secured Rus
sia's consent to the use or President Roose
velt's good offices in connection with the
Well Informed Russians here do not un
derstand that there is any question pending
with China In which the good offices of
President Roosevelt are needed or have
BISHOP OF CEBU -AT ROME
Rev. Thomas Hendrlck Calls Cpon the
Officials at tho
ROME. A'ug. 14. Rev. Thomas Hendrlck,
bishop or Cebu, Philippine Islands, called at
the Vatican today and aaw the officials of
the congregation of the propaganda. He
also paid visits to Cardinals Gibbons and
The bishop Is accompanied by his brother.
Rev. Joseph Hendrlck. Both will assist at
tomorrow's consecration or Rev. J. N.
Harty, as archbishop or Manila.
SALISBURY SOME STRONGER
Noted Englishman Passes a Xlght that
Is Fairly Rest.
LONDON. Aug. 14. Lord Salisbury passed
a fairly restful night. There Is no material
change In his condition this morning.
Lord Robert Cicll says his futher seems
After holding a consultation Lord Balls
bury's physicians announced at 6 o'clock
this afternoon that the ex-premler's condi
tion remained unchanged.
Proceedings to Be Secret.
BERLIN, Aug. H.-The first International
congress of wireless telegrsphy adjourned
today, after resolving to keep Ita proceed
Ings secret for the present. It is learned.
however, thst tne majority reached an
agreement regarding the prlnciplea of the
control of international communication by
wireless telegraphy. A semi-official state
ment Issued regarding the congress renders
It probable thst Germany will soon call
a more general conference to give final
shape to the points agreed on in the form
of a treaty.
Oermaa War Mlalster Resigns.
BERLIN, Aug. 16. Lieutenant General
Von Gossler has been relieved of the post
ot war minister at his own request. Lieu
tenant General von Elnera, the director
general of the Department of War, has
been appointed his succeasor.
Warned by the Censor.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 14-Prince
Mestchersky, who recently criticised the
high provincial officials in his newspaper,
the Orasdanln, has received an official
warning from the censor.
RISON WALLS DURING LIFE
Jury in Jett and Whits Feud Case Bettrui
DEFENSE WILL ASK FOR NEW TRIAL
General Opinion la that It Will
Overrated by the Judge and
Sentence Pronounced or
CTNTHIANA. Ky., Aug. l'-s - Jury in
the case of Curtis Jett and .aa White,
charged with the assess' w i of J. B.
Marcum or Jackson, Ky jrned a ver
dict of guilty today or --d the punish
ment oq each at life sonment.
ine verdict was re J at a time wnen
there was but fe eons In the court
room. The onlyV orney present was
County Attorney Webster. Jett received
the verdict with comparative Indifference
and calmness. White, who has been ap
parently under a severe strain during the
trial, flushed up and his eyes filled with
Attorney Golden, for the defense, later
entered a motion for a new trial. The gen
eral opinion seems to be that the motion
will be overruled by the court and that It
will then go to the court of appeals.
The verdict occasioned little surprise here
after the deliberation of the Jury had been
so prolonged. The only question which
caused the delay, it waa said, was of pun
ishment, death or life Imprisonment.
The verdict on the whole Is regarded as
a victory for the defense, as the prosecu
tion asked that no middle ground be taken
and that the men either go tree or bo
The attorneys for the defense were ab-
snt when the Jury came Into court and
Judge Osborne sent for 1 them. The court
asked them If they had anything to say
after the verdict was read. ' Attorneys
Blanton and Golden, for the defense, said
they had not. The Judge then' said he
would adjouVn conrt until '1:30 this after
noon. Then Golden objected, as he desired
to leave earlier for his home at Barbours-
Judge Osborne told them to make their
motion ror a new trial. The motion was
thereupon filed and the c:urt took it under
advisement. When it waa announced that
the Jury had come out a crowd gathered at
the court rooms, but it was quiet and or
Prosecuting Attorney Bird said tonight
that at the next term of court, which be
gins three weeks rrom next Monday, the
case ot the commonwealth against Curtis
Jett ror the murder of Town Marshal Jim
Cockerlll will be pressed. It is said six
eye witnesses will be called.
In the case today charges were preferred
against Juror jasper. King ror attempting
to hang the Jury. King" lives In Cynthtana
and was until two years ago a deputy
sheriff of the county and a highly esteemed
citizen. County Attorney Bird said tonight
that he would bring the charges 'against
King at noon tomorrow. The case was to
have been argued again this afternoon on
motions, but as the attorneys ror the com
monwealth wished to have time to con
suit, .the. hoaxing waa postponed untU o
Dynamite Pound In Jail.
WINCHESTER, Ky.V Aug. M.-Tho '- dis
covery of two sticks of dynamite In the
oell or the Clark County Jail formerly occu
pied by Curtis Jett, has given rise to a
story of a plot to release Jett during the
time he was confined there awaiting trial.
EARLY SESSI0N IS OPPOSED
Many Members of Congress Will Be
Engaged at Home la
OYSTER BAY, L. I., Aug. 14.-Flnanclal
legislation and other work of the proposed
extraordinary session or congress weroAils
cussed today by the president and his call
ers, who Included Secretaries Shaw and
Hitchcock, Benator Cullom and Comptroller
or the Currency Rldgely.
Considerable opposition has developed to
the Idea of calling the extra session in
October. The point is made that many
senators ana representatives will be en
gaged during October in their state cam
paigns, ana that It would be politically
unwise ror them to leave their states at
such a time.
It waa announced today that no' definite
conclusion regarding the date of the ex
traordinary session has, yet been reached.
senator uuuom ana Comptroller Rldgely
discussed the financial situation w(th the
wl.U ., . . '
ii.hwui, .rim bjivunu rcierence to tne
necessity ror currency legislation. Thus
rar about the only proposal on whlcti nearly
all seem, to be agreed is that the proposed
legislation ahould Include a provision for
the depositing of customs receipts in na
This afternoon former Secretary of the
Treasury John G. Carsllsle, Dennis T.
Flynn, ror several years delegate rrom
Oklahoma In the house or representatives-
Bishop Frederick Z. Rooker, who until re
cently was secretary or the papal delega
tion. in Washington, and Edward Lauter-
bach or New York called on the president.
Mr. Carlisle s visit was on a private mat
ter, but the president embraced the oppor
tunity to talk briefly on the subject or
Bishop Rooker called to pay his respects
and to discuss the situation in the Philip
pines. He is one of the tour American
bishops recently appointed ror service in
the archipelago. He will sail for Manila
on September 19.
Mr. Lauterbach, who Is one or the counsel
for representative Littauer In the glove
contract Investigation, discussed that mat
ter with the president.
Nothing la known here regarding the re
port from Yokohama that Prince Chlng of
the Chinese Foreign office had obtained
Russia's consent to the use of President
Roosevelt's good offices In connection with
the Manchurlan difficulty The president
baa received no intimation that he has ever
been under consideration as an arbitrator
of the Manchurlan troubles.
CARS CLIMB EACH OTHER
Pennsylvania Train Wrecked la Ohio
Slays Oae aad lajures
FORT WAYNE. Ind.. Aug. 14.-An east
bound passenger train on the Pennsylvania
ran oft the track. today at the Cincinnati
Northern railway crossing at Van Wart, O.
Engineer Charles Easton of Fort Wayne
waa killed. Fireman A. W. Bogga of Fort
Wayne waa probably fatally injured and
several postal clerks were Injured. The
passengers were not hurt. .
The locomotive on entering the side track
struck and. ran over a flat car. The first
mall car climbed the baggage rar and
formed an obstruction on which three other
mall and baggage cars smashed themselves
to kindling wood.
HURRICANE STIRS UP GULF
May Come to Land at Any Moment,
Probably oa Mezlcaa
WASHINGTON. Aug. 14-The following
special bulletin was Issued by the weather
The tronlcal storm Is still In the Gulf of
Mexico and apparently near the middle of
the western portion. Some slight Indica
tions of Its presence have been afforded by
sea swells that have been reported from
Pensacola and Fort Christie.
No reports hsve been received tody front
Tucatan, but the dlrtctor of the Mexican
central observatory reports that the storm
Is apparently In the center of the gulf and
moving toward the coast or Tamullpas,
with increasing Intensity. Tamullpas Is tha
state directly south of the extreme south
ern portion of Texas.
It Is still though dangerous for vessels
tn sail to or from went gulf port', hut
safe on the east coast for vessels sailing
eastward. Hurricane warnings have been
ordered displayed on the Texas coast for
danrerous winds southward and the high
winds on the coast.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug. 14-At Port
Antonla thousands of homeless and starv
ing pcoplo have sought shelter In the old
prison and the few other buildings which
survived the hurricane. Those who- could
not be thus accommodated are cowering
In the lee of ruined walls and dismantled
plaxsas. The railroad sheds and waiting
rooms are filled with women and children.
The mercfiants arc feeding the hungry to
tho best of their ability, but the majority
are subsisting on unripe bananas knocked
down by the storm. The bananas are boiled
tn kerosene oil cans over open fires made
rrom the debris of destroyed buildings.
This Is the entire food supply and It will
be exhausted In nine or ten days. Similar
conditions prevail at Annotata bay. Buffi
bay, Orange bay. Port Maria, Manchlon
Cal, Bowden and other smaller seaports.
In the Interior the distress Is equally
acute. Scarcely a home Is standing. Even
most of the planters' dwellings, which are
built or Stone, have been' unroofed.
Efforts are maklng'-at Kingston to re
lieve the Immediate wants of some towns
by subscription of food and clothlngi but
the' local efforts are Inadequate. Unless
Immediate shipment of foodstuffs come
from America death by starvation la In
evitable for many.
The hospitals In the wind swept region
are crowded with the injured and the death
list 1s Increasing.- One man wag beheaded
at Port Antonio by a flying Sheet or gal
vanised Iron. Many were seriously wounded
by falling houses, trees and walls.
The bulk of the Blue Mountain coffee
hag been ruined and the pimento groves,
which stood ror centuries, have been ob
literated. It la now thought that the loss
on the Island will reach $15,009,000.
SAN FRANCISCO IS CROWDED
A. R. Delegates Are Arriving la
the City from Every '
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 14. The dele
gates to the national encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic are pouring
lato San, Francisco from all parts of the
country and from .every Indication a steady
stream of humanity will flow in this direc
tion .for the next en UyjvP4jUllnX-Ji city
with a larger number of visitors than ever
attended any event of the kind In the his
tory of the city." '' '
The city la , now In gala attire, the na
tional colors flying In all the leading thor
oughfares Intermingled with Grand Army
of the Republic emblems and other devices
erected by patriotic citizens In honor of the
occaaion. Banners, streamers and bunchea
of flags will wave from the ornamental
poles which line Market street ror its entire
length, while lines or electric globes strung
across the street with myriads or small
lamps In auspenslon will turn the night Into
a blaze or light.
The committees in charge of the parade
and all the other committees arranging for
the reception of the delegates have almost
finished their work and nothing has been
left undone to secure the success of the en
tertainments provided for the guests. TJie
cities of the Interior are joining heartily in
the work with their usual hospitality and
carloads of fruit and flowers will be com
ing Into San Francisco dally next week, for
distribution among the veterans, and their
friends, rrom Sacramento, Santa Rosa, San
Juan and other fruit growing centers
throughout the state.
An endeavor Is being made to have next
Wednesday, the day .when the big military
parade will take place, declared a general
holiday. Nearly all the more prominent
business houses will give their employes a
hair holiday and It is believed many others
will follow suit. .
Conservative estimates figure that 10,000
people will arrive In 8an Francisco from
eastern points on special trains and rully
as many more on regular trains, while the
arlvals from nearby points in California
will run the aggregate up to fully S3, 000 visi
tors who will take part in the proceedings
of the encampment next week.
Subscriptions continue to come in from
citizens for the entertainment fund and the
total receipt up to date amount to $24,271,
POWERS AFFIDAVIT IGNORED
Yonteey Vadergoes SUA! Croas-Exam
Inatioa In Goebrl Murder
GEORGETOWN, Ky., Aug. U-In the
Powers trial today the cross-examination
of Henry Youtsey waa resumed by Attorney
Vlolett of the defense. A large crowd as
sembled to see the noted prisoner. For two
hours Youtsey wss Interrogated as to his
various plans to assassinate. Goebel.
For five hours today Henry Youtsey un
derwent a vigorous cross-examination as
to his participation In the conspiracy. He
maintained a calm demeanor. Judge Rob'
btna held the defenae to syatematic cross
examination and fined one attorney for vio
lation of the rule.
Youtsey admitted that he had testified
frequently to confuse detectives and law
yers employed by the Goebel brothers. His
evidence as to the written agreement with
Caleb Powera, regarding the affidavit, was
Ignored In the cross-examination.
Congressman OUIe James followed Tout
sey and told of Incidents at Frankfort fol
lowing the shooting of Goebel and of the
acta of the militia.
MISSOURI ELEVATES TAXES
lloa Dollars Mere Than
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Aug. 11 The
State Board of Equalisation today an
nounced the assessment of railroad, bridge,
telegraph and telephone property of the
atate tor tsxes ror 1901. The total Is $126,
KM 849.47. which Is an increase over last
year of $4,S25.46 .85.
The greatest Increase is In property of
the Missouri Pacific railway, the Increase
amounting Jo $1,000,000, resulting front ad
INDIANS SELL THEIR LAND
(Secretary Approves Deeds on Nabraska and
Eouth Dakota Eeserrations.
CHANCE YET FOR THE CANAL TREATY
Loner House of Colombian Congress
Favorable aad Sentiment In
taper Branch Changing
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Aug. l4.-(Spoclal Tele
gram.) The secretary of the interior today
approved deeds for the sale of Indian In
herited lands as follows: Nebraska From
Maggie R. Hunter to 8. E. Morgan, west
half, northwest quarter, section 16 town
ship 26 north, range 7 west. 8 acres, $1 620;
Winnebago agency, from Benjamin Walker,
to Adolph J. Hanlka, southeast quarter 'Of
southwest quarter, section 29. township 16
north, range 7 west, 40 acres, $1,760; Win
nebago agency, from Benjamin Walker to
F. C. Neilson, west half of southwest
quarter, section 29, township 25 north, range
west, 80 acres; $3,336. South Dakota
From On Zoge to G. F. Bltterman, north
east quarter, sdrtlon 3, township 96 north,
range 62 west, Tfankton agency, 40 acres,
$500; from Albert Nelson to 8. J. Simonson
northwest quarter of northeast quarter and
the northeast quarter of northwest quarter,
section 20, and southwest quarter of south
east quarter and southeast quarter ot
southwest quarter, section 17, township 128
north, range 62 west. Slsseton agency, 160
acres, $2,888; rrom Frank Good boy to Jen
nie Ross, northwest quarter of southeast
quarter, section 35, township 123 north,
range 61 west, 40 acres, Slsseton sgency
$400; from Albert Nelson to S. J. Simonson,
south half ot northeast quarter and south
east quarter or northweat quarter, sec
tion 20, township 128 north, range 62 west,
Slsseton agency, 120 acres, $2,166; rrom
Philip LaBatte to 8. J. Simonson, east hair
or northeast quarter, section 22, township
128 north, range 48 west, Slsseton agency,
80 acres, $1,600.
These rural carriers ror Iowa were ap
pointed today: Ackley, regular, Daniel B.
Walt; substitute, F. B. Walt. Keosauqua,
regular, W. S. Elerlck; substitute, Harry
Walker. Monroe, regular, Lewis F. Morten;
substitute, Cerllda J. Morten. North Eng
lish, regular, Clement L. Beard; substitute,
Bertha Beard. Vail, regular, Mrs. Minnie
Wlnans; substitute, Ellas A. Hattery.
The First National bank ot Brldgewater,
8. D., haa been authorized to begin busl
ness with a capital of $25,000. B. L. Abel la
president and T. J, 8hanard cashier ot the
Reserve agents approved : City National
of Lincoln tor Superior National of Su
perior. Neb.; Drovers Deposit National of
Chicago for First National of Elliott, la.
Lower House Favora Treaty.
William Nelson Cromwell, counsel for the
Panama Canal company, today Informed
Acting Secretary of State Loomla that ho
had received mall advices from his agents
at Bogota that the lower ouse of the
Colombian oongresa was by "an avowed
and open majority strongly in favor or
ratifying the Hay-Herran treaty eactly-a
It stands; that the upper house, which at
first was almost -overwhelmingly opposed
to Its ratification In Its present form, now
Stood rully one-third In favor of ratification
without amendment." '
Omaha Woman Re-elected.
Mrs. Frank A. Kennedy of Omaha was
today unanimously re-elected president of
tho Woman's auxiliary of the International
Typographical union. The delegates from
Omaha were Inatructed to present resolu
tions providing for a national password,
and this was deteated. A resolution favor
able to electing officers by referendum was
unanimously defeated. A resolution re
stricting membership of the Woman's aux
iliary to mothers, -wives, unmarried daugh
ters and female" compositors was adopted.
Colorado Land Withdraws.
The' commissioners of the general land
office today withdrew rrom entry 150,000
acrea or public lands In northwestern Colo
rado, to be used In connection with the
White river irrigation project.
Plan to Get Mora Middies.
The board of visitors oT the naval
academy in a report made publio today
recommend that candidates be admitted to
Annapolis rrom certain achoola approved by
the academy board, the board believing
that "the studies of the better class of
state universities could be modified to meet
the peculiar nature of the naval academy,"
that candidates be nominated one year In
advance of the entrance examination, that
graduation at the end of four years Anally
relieving midshipmen or the necessity of
returning tor two years after graduation
for further examinations, that graduates
be commissioned as soon as graduated,
that the teaching force of the academy be
Increased In view or the recent great in
crease In numbers or midshipmen and that
a department of special training be estab
llshed tor the supervision or a highly quali
The board regrets the expedient recently
made or graduating the first class In Febru
ary Instead of June and recommenda that
the first class hereafter be permitted to
carry ita course to the normal conclusion.
Satisfaction Is expressed by - the board
at the conduct of the academy under the
superintendency of Captain Brownson.
THEFT CLOSES FOUR BANKS
Doluth Embessler Precipitates R
oa Financial Institutions I'nable
to Withstand It.
DULUTH, Minn., Aug. 14. The alleged
embezzlement of $45,000 from the Commer
clal Banking company, for which E. E.
Johnson is under arrest, today brought
about the failure ot the Merchants bank
of Dulutb. '
President Smith said the failure waa due
to a run on the bank resulting from the
suspension ot the Commercial Banking
company's Institution. He said he could
not anticipate the effect of the withdraw
a la and closed to protect all depositors aa
much as possible.
This Is the fourth bank to suspend aa a
result of the alleged embezzlement.
FAULKNER APPEALS AGAIN
Boodler Asks Missouri Supreme Court
(or Fifth Trial of
ST. LOUIS. Aug. 14 Harry A. Faulkner,
former member of the house of delegates,
who was convicted or perjury In connec
tlon with the suDuroan Dooaie oeal, was
today sentenced to three years in the
Immediately afterward Faulkner took an
appeal to the supreme court and furnished
bond In the sum of $10,000.
If this appeal Is granted Faulkner will
be tried for the fifth time.
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraoka Showers. Warmer
in Western Portion, Fair in l-.asiern por
tion Saturday; Sunday, Bhowera and
Temperature at Omaha Yeaterday
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VETERANS ENROUTE TQ COAST
Nebraska Grand Army Men Leave Over
Burlington for San Frnnclsro
The Department of Nebraska, Grand
Army of the Republic, left at 4:10 yester
day afternoon on the Burlington for San
Francisco to attend the national encamp
ment of the Grand Army of the Republic,
which convenes In that city Monday. The
car waa decorated on both sides with a
large banner extending the entire length,
bearing the Inscription, "Nebraska O. A.
R." Those constituting the Nebraska
headquarters delegation were. Depart
ment Commander Lee S. Estelle, Quarter
master General E. A. Scothorn and Adju
tant General W. S. Askwlth; Andrew
Tralnor, delega te-at-Iarge; Jonathan EJ
warda, alternate-at-large; S. K. Braiding,
delegatej Thomas Rltchey, Post 7, and D.
M. Allen of Fremont; A. B. Todd, D. A.
Dlrgan of Plattsmouth: J. H. Mead and
daughter, S. J. Haller and wife, Miss Mary
Cook, Miss Laura Langtry and W. W.
Stockton and wife of Blair.
This party met the remainder of the de
partment officers at Lincoln last evening,
consisting of Senior Vice Commander John
Lett of York, Junior Vice Commander W.
J. Blythestone, Lincoln; Chaplain Ralph
Smith of Alma, Delegate E. A. Bishop of
Blue Springs, Delegate V. A. Stewart of
Fairmont, Delegate C. 8. Lucas of Central
City, Alternates Brad P. Cook of Lincoln
and Mrs. Cook, W. D. Pruitt of Arapahoe,
Charles Harrier of Valley and H. W.
George of Broken Bow, and others, with
their wives and daughters. The' entire Ne
braska delegation with the exception of
one delegate and two alternates accompany
the train. The party will be Joined enroute
to Denver by other Grand Army men and
there will be at least three cars of Ne
brsskans. A number of Omaha veteran
left by the Union Paolflo yesterday after
noon. Theso will Join the official train at
Department headquarters closed at Lin
coln yesterday and will not be reopened
until the return or .the department officers,
Most of the Nebraska delegations will re
turn immediately upon the close of the en
campment at Ban Francisco. Jonathan
Edwards will remain in California a month
The department officers carried with them
a large number of small silk flags and
other suitable decorative material for the
Nebraska headquarters which win ne es
tablished at the Palaoe hotel, Ban Fran
cisco. DR. FOSTER LEAVES OMAHA
Resignation Finally Accepted $y
Church aad He Will Go to '
The resignation of the Rev. F. B. Foster,
n r.. as nastor of the First united ires
hvterlan church, tendered over a week ago,
was accepted yesterday and Dr. Foster, at
his own request, released from his position
by the Omaha presbytery. This action took
place at the reoms or the Young Men's
Christian association. The church congre
gation was represented at this meeting by
j a GIllesDie and Dr. J. M. vance ana
the session by Robert Smith. The pres
hvtertsl officers were there. The former
action of the church In declining to accept
Dr. Foster's tesignatlon waa read rrom the
record and then the order of the presbytery
made that the resignation be accepted and
Dr. Foster released from his charge.
Dr. Foster goes to Johnstown, Pa., to
Woma castor of the Franklin Street
United Presbyterian church, having re
ceived a call from there some time ago.
His successor has of course not been
chosen and a member of the session stated
last night that the church would be In no
hurry to make any selection or issue any
Dr. Foster's action in resigning is at
tributed entirely to the poor health ot
Mrs. Foster, she being now In a sanitarium
in Michigan. Dr. Foster Informed the
presbytery that the church had always
been very cordial and loyal in Its relations
with htm snd that the best of fellowship
prevailed. The action of the congregation
In declining to accept the resignation of
Dr. Foster is a testimonial In itself.
Dr. Foster came to the First church from
Mansfield, O., the home of the late John
Sherman, six years ago, and during that
time the membership of the church has
Increased from 126 to 236. His pastorate is
pronounced successful throughout.
RETAILERS OBJECT TO STAMPS
Trading: Variety Is Roundly De
nouaced svt a Laraely Attended
At the meeting ot the Retailers' assocla
tlon in the club rooms of the Commercla
club last night active eteVs were taken for
the auppresslon of the trading stamp, which
Is again seeking to secure a foothold in
Omaha. A special executive committee of
fourteen, representing all of the retail
branches In the city, was appointed to
with the Business Men's association In at
tempting to atop the scheme. There were
about 400 retailers In attendance and they
were strong In their denunciation of th
trading stamp, which they declare Is beln
Introduced In the stores In the suburbs.
Csar to Visit Austria. 1
VIENNA, Aug. 14 The czar will pay a
unofficial visit to the emperor of Austria
in the end of October.
Movemeats of Ocean teasels Aug. 14.
At New Tork Arrived: La Bavole, from
Havre. Sailed: C'e1rlo. for Liverpool.
At Nantucket Lightship Campania, from
I.tvuriuu,!. ri-norteii seventy miles aat.
At Gibraltar Passed: llornn, fur Naples
and Marseilles. , a ,
At Uueensto-n Arrlvel. ' Lucanla. from
New York, for Liverpool, and proceeded.
nilMt: Commonwealth, for lloston.
At The Lliard-l'ussed: Potsdam, from
K. York, for Rotterdam.
At Liverpool Arrived: C'arpathla, from
TeW lorn, Arnirmnii, ikmii i.ew im a
Kew Knirlaiid. from lloston.
At Movllle Ballixl: Ethiopia, for New
At Southampton Sailed: Augusie Vic
tnria. for New York, via CliertMiurg.
At Industrahull l'aaawi: Hiberiau. from
Philadelphia, via St. Johns, N. F., to
At London -Arrived: Orcadian, from
At Plymouth Arrived: Moltke, from
At Hamburg Arrived: Pretoria, from
JEFFRIES KEEPS BELT
Champion Heavyweight Boxer Successfully
Defends Title Against CorbetU
VICTORY COMES IN THE TENTH FOUND
Bran Throws Up Bpongs After Oorbett
Goes Down Twioa.
LOSER'S BLOWS CLEVER, BUT HARMLESS
Employs All Old-Time Art, but Lacks
ONLY IN EIGHTH IS RESULT DOUBTFUL
Winner Mas All the Advantage from
Start to Finish of Long-Heralded
Mill la 'Frisco J
MECHANICS PAVILION, 8AN FRAN
CISCO, Aug. 14. James J. Jeffries, heavy
weight champion of the world, played with
Corbett for nine rounds and a halt tonight
and then Corbett's seconds stopped the
fight to save their man from needless pun
ishment. The end came shortly after the begin
ning ot the tenth round, when Jeffries
planted one of hla terrific left swings on
Corbett's stomach. The man who con
quered John L. Sullivan dropped -to the
floor In agony and the memorable scene at
Carson City, when Bob Fltzsfmmons landed
his solar plexus blow, was almost dupli
cated. This time, however, Corbett strug
gled to his feet and again faced hla gi
gantic adveraary. With hardly a moment's
hesitation Jeffries swung his right and
again landed on Corbett's stomach. Jim
dropped to the floor and then It was that
Tommy Ryan, seeing It was all over, mo
tioned to Rereree Oraney to stop It.
Jeffries Stands Alone.
The fight tonight demonstrated beyond all
doubt that Jeffries stands alone In his.
class. He showed remarkable improve
ment on both speed and skill. Corbett dur
ing the first part of the fight was almost
outpointed and the few blows he landed on
Jeffries were apparently without atlng.
Jeffries waa never in better condition. He
looked lighter than usual and the way he
moved about on his feet and the frequency
1th which he countered Corbett's leads as
Corbett, In comparison with the big man
opposed to him, looked light, but was really
heavier than ever before. He appeared to
have lost some or his old-time speed and
skill during the early part or the fight, but
this may have been due to Jeffries' mar
Corbett's phyalcal condition appeared to
be all that he had claimed. He stood many .
of Jeffries' terrific blows without wincing
and came back swinging left and right and
landed frequently, but his blows hardly
stunned Jeffries. Jeffries was not only
stronger and cleverer than everjut he
used hla head to better 'purpose and" al
though Corbett would hit him hard enough
to hurt an ordinary man Jeffries bore right
In without noticing the blows and delivered
telling hits that materially aided In decid
ing the fight.
At first Corbett was cautious and appar
ently was outpointed by Jeffries, but later
he warmed up and showed some of his
old-time cleverness. From the first, how
ever. It was generally regarded as a hope
less case for Corbett. He made a gallant
light, but he never stood a show to win.
After the fight was over Corbett quickly
recovered, walked over . to Jeffries and
shook him warmly by the hand. He Tald:
Jim, you beat me fairly. You stand aloo'ii.
No one can touch you."
Referee Gives Jeffries Honors. v
Referee Eddie Oraney said after the fight
that It waa a great heavyweight contest.
Corbett waa clever, but Jeffries was
equally so and showed marvelous improve
ment. He practically outboxed hla oppo
nent during the entire fight, with the ex
ception of the eighth and ninth rounds.
Every blow he landed told and hla superior
weight and great strength waa bound to
win In the end."
Timekeeper George Hartlng said the
blows that won the fight were a left to '
the stomach, followed by a right to the
aamo place as Boon as Corbett rose to his
feet after taking the count of nine.
It was the best fight Jeffries ever made
and astonished even those who had placed
Implicit faith in his ability to win," said
During the fight Corbett talked continu
ously to Jeffries and to the referee made a
number of facetious remarks. He was
game to the end and whenever Jeffries
landed a blow made a Jesting remark. In
the sixth round, after Jeffries had punished
him severely, he remarked to the referee:
"Watch him, Eddie; he's trying to knock
Jeffries only grinned and waded Into his
man all the harder, cosbett s system or
training was undoubtedly beneficial to him
rrom a physical point of view, but It ap
parently detracted from his speed. He did
not keep away from Jeffries, as was antici
pated, but kept up close, clinching at every
opportunity. He also ' did some clever
ducking, thereby avoiding headly blows.
but all hla cleverness was of no avail. He
fought his fight and when the time came
Jeffries delivered the neceainry blows and
waa installed more firmly than ever on hla
pedestal as champion heavyweight pugilist
of the world.
Corbett was the gallery favorite and
every tap he landed on Jeffries was greeted
with cheers. It was a sad crowd that
watched a native born San Francisco man
auccumb to the superior strength of the
giant rrom southern California.
Jeffries Declares Himself Best Ever.
Jeffries said after the fight:
My fight tonight will demonstrate to the
public that I am a better man than I ever
waa and gives the lie to the reports which
have been circulated In some quarters that
I am a phyaical wreck, throuKli drink and
other dissipation. I trained faithfully for
this fight and the result shows that I am
the natural champion. I outboxed Corbett
in every round and carried the light to him
at every stage of the game. I must say,
however, that Corbett pot up a better tight
than 1 thought he would. His punches had
no steam, and when they did land, which
was not often, they did not faze me. At no
time waa I distressed and 1 felt confident
of winning from the first. I would have
put him out In the fourth If my glove had
not burst. The half minute's delay to re
place the glove did Corbett a world of good
and he was able to continue the contest.
Although he knew I was his master and
lost hla old-time confidence, lie occasionally
showed his old agility. I fought harder
with my trainers .during the conditioning
season than I did with Corbett, and I
finished the contest as fresh as when I
entered the ring.
1 have no ilam for the future. Those
matters are left to my manager and my
Jim Corbett aald after the fight:
I did my best snd lost. I fought the best
I knew how. Jeffries was too big for me
and he la the beat man In the world. It
the public ia satisfied with my fight I am.
I ain glad to give Jeffries all the credit
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