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The . Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19," 1871.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MOKNIXO, AUGUST 25, 1903 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COW THREE CENTS.
TURKS SLAY WOMEN
Vholosale Massacres Escorted from Twenty
Villages la Disturbed District.
TOWNS ARE TOTAILY DESTROYED BY FIRE
jxsnrgenti Are AUo Guilty of Similar
Atr.citiet Upon Helpless Ones.
LUCKLESS INHABITANTS IN SAD PLIGHT
euatt Eavagej Tint by One and Then
Other of Contending f oroei.
TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION SHUT OFF
Saleae Traabl U Mettled th
DUtrlet Affected Will limply Be
aa I nlahablteri Wilder
BALOXICA, European Turkey, Aug. 24
An insurant movement is afoot In the
Vilayet of Sjlonlca. It In feaieJ that It
threaten Vodena, forty-six mile3 from
here. Salonlca and other towns. Well In
formed persona here share In the general
disquietude. Large bands are reported to
have been organised by Bulgarians who.
It Is expected, at a given signal, will re
sort to general incendiarism. The Turkish
population la resolved, should great distur
bances occur, to exterminate all the Bul
garians In this city. Consequently, a num
ber of Bulgarian residents are leaving Sa
VIENNA, Aug. Jt.-The Neue Ffele
Presses Constantinople correspondent tele
graphs that a band of Bulgarians haa at
tacked the Turkish town of I'rgas, south
f Iniada. on the east coast of Turkey, and
has blown up the government buildings
It la reported that 200 persons were killed,
laaargenta Murder Troops.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. M.-Acoordlng
to the Turkish adttees, when the Insurg
ents captured Vaslliko they killed the gar
rison, consisting of flftj soldiers and about
100 of the Inhabitants.
The lmturgents are now threatening
Mldla, sixty miles northwest of Constan
tinople, and are reported to be attacking
the Important town of Klrk-Klllosch,
thirty-two miles from Adrianopla,
Christian, ireek and Mussulman rofu
geee have arrived at the mouth of the Boa
phorus from the neighborhood of Mllla.
1 fearing a massacre there. They have been
haltered and fed at Anadollkavak by the
The Italian embassy has notified the
ports that It holds It responsible for any
Injury which may be dona to the consul
f Italyat Monaatlr, and demands tha pun
ishment of, those who Insulted the consul
recently by calling him a "giaour" (la
Tarka Massacre Waauea.
SOFIA. Bulgaria. Aug. 84. Tha Turks ara
reported to have massacred all tha woman
and children In twenty-two villages of tha
.-. district of . florins. And htunaatlr, and
afterwards to have burned the towns.
Thy are also reported to have killed a
number of prisoners.- .
The atresia of Krushevo ara said to have
been strewn with dead, and the survivors
are afraid to bury tha bodies, fearing to
Incur too suspicions .of the Turks.
Following ,the proclamation of tha revo
lution throughout the vilayet of Adrla
nople, the Insurgents out all the telegraph
Unea oonnectlng' the city of Adrianopla
with the eastern part of the vilayet.
There are unoonflrmed rumora here that
fighting and massacres ara proceeding In
the streets of Adrianopla.
With the nimors of massacrea and the
murder of prisoners In Monaatlr now au
thenticated, tha general situation Is con
sidered here aa fast becoming Intolerable,
Offlotal and dlplomatlo circles alike are oon
oerned, having every reason to fear that
only a part of the horrors enaoted in the
interior of Macedonia have oome to light
aa yet. The revolutionary committees are
doing their 'utmost to force the handa of
the Bulgarian government and the Immedl
ate outlook' la exceedingly serious. It ap
pears that the Turka have obtained the
upper hand In the vilayet of Monaatlr and
tha Inrtrgenta are planning to remove the
enter of their aotivlty olose to the Bul
Oatlook la Gloomy.
DlBpe tones arriving today from the dis
turbed areaa are exceedingly gloomy. From
Adrianopla cornea the rumor of a Turkish
defeat and the extension of the revolution
ary outbreak and from Monaatlr the news
of the - Turkish victories accompanied by
While many of tha reports remain with
out confirmation, sufficient authentic details
are forthcoming to cause the authorltlea
tha graveat anxiety. According to the
Bona Dnevnlk. tha Turks committed un
apeakable excesses at Krushevo. Tha muU
laled corpses of ninety women and children
Were found in one building and pieoea of
the bodies had been thrown Into toe street.
Fifteen of tha principal merchants of tha
town were killed and their heada exhibited
Charehee Are la Ashes.
At Monaatlr the cburchee were demol
lehed, the houses sacked and tha town
now la a heap of ashes. Tha populace Cad
to the hllla, where they are in a alarvlm
condition. The Dnevnlk also says that a
general maasacre haa taken place In the
whole vilayet of Monaatlr. Nearly all the
Villages have been deatroyed.
The treacherous murder of eighty In
aurgent prisoners by their guards at Mon
aatlr haa mads an especially bad Impression
here. Many rumora are current of massa
crea In the city of Adrianopla, but con-".-mat
ion Is larking. The situation there,
however, undoubtedly la serious. Tha pop
ulation Is afraid to leave the house. Tba
prisons are full and the vail haa taken
private houses to be used aa Jails. When
the Kusslan consul protested at the situa
tion tha vail Unreported to have answered
that he was powerlese agalnat the fanatical
Reports from Monaatlr, authenticated by
the Russian and Austrian consuls, give
horrifying details of massacrea and atrod
tlra. At the village of Armrnako the
Turkish troop deatroyed ISO houses out of
a tofal of 157 and massacred every man,
woman and child. The women were sub
jected to the most terrible atrocities by.
the soldier. Eight revolutionaries, cap
tured at Krushevo, whe were sent In the
direction of Monaatlr In chains, were
slaughtered by their guards.
The sanitary ..oooattlona of Krushevo are
described as revolt I iig. Toe dead are lying
In the eirerts. strlpi ed of every garment.
the Turks even taking tha vestmenta off the
body of a priest.
Anarchy exists at Xxtaaagrad. Fighting
aVonUauea oa Becoad FagV)
ENGLISH JEWS INTERESTED
Scheme Is Proposed to Establish a
toloay la East
LONDON, Aug. S4. English Jews are
deeply Interested In the announcement
made by Dr. Theodore Hersel, president of
the Sixth Zionist congregation, at its open
ing session at Basel, Switzerland, that
Great Britain, In view of tha collapse of
the protest to establish Jews on the Sinai
peninsula, had offered the Zionists a large
tract of territory In East Africa for coloni
sation by the Jews, who would be given
sn autonomous government under British
suzerainty. While some opposition Is ex
pressed, they believe tha oongregatton will
aecept the proposition.
Lord Rothschild said to a representative
of the Associated Press: "Fearing Jewish
emigration from the British Isles, the gov
ernment has offered a tract of land in
East Africa to Jews emigrating there.
They will have lights . and prlvlegee , of
British subjects, the same aa their brethren
enjoy here and elsewhere In the empire.
They will be under British rule, the same
they would be under American rule If
located within American territory. In
' words, they will simply be colonies.
o. ' know whether the proposition win
be aov ' "
The ma. of the Jews In England are
said to oppov acceptance. Israel Zang-
will and Sir . . Montefolre, who are
at Basil, will. It - , believed, uphold the
The editor of a Jewish newspaper said:
In any event a refuge la not desired for
the Jewa of England or America, but for
Russia, Roumanla and other European
states whose condition can only be Im
proved by emigration."
The editor reiterated that the Idea o1
acquiring Palestine had not been aban
doned or the Britsh proposal acvepted.
SALISBURY COFFIN CLOSED
Faaeral Will Oeear as Sooa aa Foorth
Soa Arrlvea from
HATFIELD. England, Aug. J4. Lord
Salisbury's coffin haa been finally closed.
The servants and family will act as pall
bearers at the funeral, which will be held
at the end of the week, when Lord Ed
ward Cecil, military secretary of the
Egyptian army and fourth son of the de
ceased statesman, shall reach England
Ambassador Choate today telegraphed te
Hatfield expressing the American sorrow at
the death of Lord Salisbury.
The text of Mr. Choate's message, which
was addressed to Lord Cranborne, waa aa
I have heard this morning with the deep
est regret of the death of your Illustrious
father. The people or the l nited states
will sincerely sympathise with those of
England in deploring the loss of the great
Later In the day It was announced that
Lord Salisbury's funeral will take place
August 11 at Hatfield at S o'clock In tha
afternoon. The service will be In ' 8t.
Etheldred'a church. The Interment will be
beside the body of his wife In the private
burial ground adjoining. The ceremony
will be moat private. Simultaneously a
service will be held In Westminster Abbey.
At the funeral service In St. Etheldreda's
church at Hatfield the representatives of
the king and royal family will be seated
In a private chapel north of the chancel.
Tha oak casket bearing the body now Ilea
In the death chamber. The brass p. te on
the lid la engraved with the dead states
man's full family name, his orders and de
grees and the date of hla birth and death.
A message was received at Hatfield House
today from King Edward couched In prac
tically tha same terms as the royal tribute
published In the circular last night.
WOOD PAYS VISIT TO BORNEO
Qoea to Island ta Observe Methods
f British la Dealing with
MANILA, Aug. 14. General Leonard
Wood has returned from a visit to tha
governor of Borneo, where he has been
for soma time, observing the methods
adopted by the British government to
pacify and promote the Interests of the
natives, and to Improve the commercial
conditions of the country.
General Wood reports that the British
government has obtained remarkable re
sults in the uplifting of the natives of Bor
neo, and returns to tha Philippines with
many new Ideas, which he will, with the
cognizance and assistance of Governor
Taft, put Into operation In these Islands.
Oeneral Wood la preparing to begin a
campaign In the Jolo archipelago. Into
which territory ha will go accompanied by
an escort of sufficient strength to permit
his entering the Interior, where he expects
to obtain good results In his dealing with
the natives by applying some of tha Ideas
ha has evolved as a result of his observa
tions In Borneo. ,
PORTE TO JAJISFY ITALY
Premises ta Paalsh Soldiers Who la.
salted Italian Caasal at
ROME, Aug. 14. Tha porta haa promised
the Italian government satisfaction and
the punishment of the Turkish soldiers
who were guilty of insulting Count Devi
Bart, the Italian consul at Monastlr, by
calling him a "Olaour." The Turkish
officers who failed to Intervene between the
soldiers and the consul will also be pun
ished. According to advices received here, the
Bulgarian Insurgents now claim to have
over JO.OuO well armed men at their dis
posal and the number, they declare, will
soon reach JO.000. They hope to checkmate
the Turks by adopting the same tactics aa
those followed by the Boers In the Trans
PIUS, POPE J)F THE POOR
Cathellee af Coleaa 8a Greet Sew
PonttaT Witt Seadlag t'aa
ajratalatloaa. BERLIN. Aug. M. The annual conven
tion of the Catholics of Cologne has tele
graphed lta congratulation to Plus X.
calling him "Tha Pope of the Poor." Stress
waa laid on the work of organising tha
worklngmea agalnat the aodailsts. Dr.
Porsrh, a member of the Reichstag, ad
dressing the delegates, said the German
statesmen bad not the courage to remove
from the statute the small paragraph
placing the pious fathers of the Jeault so
ciety under police control, as criminalists
Tear to Tlalt Kmperar Joseph.
VIENNA, Aug. U. It I announced that
It la dconrtety settled that the caar will pay
a Ov day vtsH ta Cmperor Francla
Joseph hare at the ea4 at Mptambec,
SHAMROCK HAS SEW SAIL I
Challenger Will Put Hatiey Csn-u to the
DEFENDER OF CUP WILL WEAR NEW JIB
Secoad Measurement of Shamrock
Confirms Time Allowance Light to
Fresh Winds aad Showers
Promised the Boats.
NEW YORK. Aug. 24. The local Weather
bureau Is In receipt of the following from
To Observer. New York: The winds
Tuesday over the international yacht course
win ie light to rrean and variable, though
mostly from some easterly point. Un
settled weather, probably showers.
NEW TORK, Aug. 14. In tomorrow's
race Shamrock III will carry a new main
sail. The new sail was bent onto the spars
today after the challenger had reached
Its anchorage. '
The new sail Is a Ratsey and Sir Thomas
Lipton and Captain' Wringe assert that the
change is made not because the other main
sail was considered Inadequate, but that
the new sail that had been tried before
and found a good one may be better in the
style of racing to be followed tomorrow.
The new mainsail when fully stretched,
was a much better fit than the old one.
To an Associated Press correspondent
Sir Thomas Lipton said:
The remeasuretnent waa simply a mat
ter of form so that every portion of the
conditions under which the race In made
will be complied with. It In the simplest
thing in the world to add the anchor in
the chain and take out the same amount
of our lead ballast, or to leave on the lead
and remove the anchor and chain. Tell
me what difference It Is will you? Mind
you, I am not finding fault, but simply
making a query as to what waa gained
by the remeaauremer.t. I
, I.lptoa iiot Despondent. j
TKeti with a smile, ana pMhtlhg to 'ft
bunch of telegrams on the table he said:
I see I am accredited with being despon
dent and unhappy over Saturday s result.
Well, I am neither. I wish we might have
won. It Is true, but I am not at all willing
to concede Reliance is a winner. My boat
will make a good showing yet. I also want
It understood that I have not criticised
Captain Wringe's sailing of Shamrock HI
Shamrock III did not go out after re
turning to New York. Reliance's crew
watched with Interest Shamrock's men on
their new soiU
Reliance will go out tomorrow with a
new jib, but otherwise the same aa before.
The new measurement of Sham
rock III made here today ahowa
that It dltfera by l-6000tha of a foot
which would not affect the time allowance
more than a very, small fraction of a sec
ond. The time allowance, therefore, atands
at 1 minute and 67 seconds.
The boat waa measured at the dry
dock In Erie basin early today, after hav
ing taken on board lta cable and anchor, as
required by the rulea affecting the meas
urement of the cup yachts.
Sir Thomaa Lipton waa on board. Tha
measurement waa taken by Charles D.
Mower, official measurer of tha New York
Tacht olub, and watched by Mr. Fife,
representing Shamrock UL and by Secre
tary Carmacfc, representing the New York
Ma Chans; la AUowaaee.
When the measurement was concluded
Blr Thomaa Lipfbn said that he had been
Informed by Mr. Mower that Shamrock
lll'e racing rank had not been affected
and that it would fee unchanged. It Is
presumed that sufficient weight waa re
moved to oquallza the weight of the an
oh or and oable.
Reliance was run out for a aall at 10
o'clock this morning. ,
"The cup Is never won until the better
boat haa taken three races," said C. Oliver
Isella today Juat before getting aboard
Asked whether he thought the retneas-
urement of Shamrock would have any ef
feet on the future race, he said: "I know
no more about It than you do. The fact Is
that attention waa called to tha absence
of the anchor and chain, not so much on
account of lta effect on any racing aa to
follow absolutely the rules.. Sir Thomas
would have felt It much more keenly If tha
Issue had been raised after he had won a
Sir Thomaa would not discuss the race
of Saturday or the questions raiaed con
cerning tha sailing of Shamrock further
than to aay: "Both boats were well han
The bay Inside the Hook was compara
tively deserted today except for the prea
ence of Reliance and lta tender. The wind
waa fiuky from north and east and not
strong enough for the boats to have gone
over the course in time had It been a race
Reliance stood out beyond the Hook,
with lta main sail, club top sail and jib
sails set. It tacked out to windward, evi
dently stretching Its sails. After It had
been out a half hour a new jib was tried
and It waa evident that the boat waa out
for the purpose of trying soma new sails.
Haaor fas Blr Thaaaaa,
NEW YORK. Aug. 14. Sir Thomaa Lip
ton haa been elected an honorary member
of the Eureka Yacht club of Newark. N. J.,
for rescuing Rear Commodore Zelgler and
a party of friends from a cat boat which
waa disabled July 1 hurt. The boat met
disaster In a equal! awhile sailing near
Erin's anchorage at Bandy Hook, Blr
Thomaa headed the rescuing: party In a
launch from hla yacht.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Hatloaal Baak Aatkarlsed to Cam
meace Baalaee at
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Aug. 24. (Special Tele
gram.) The comptroller of the currency
has authorised tha First National banks
of Clarke, Neb., and Harvey, la., to begin
business with a capital of $2,000 each.
Reserve agents for Iowa national banks
approved today: Hamilton National of
Chicago, for Commercial National of
Charles City; Merchant' National of Ce
dar Rapids, for First National of Greet
tlnger; National Bank of Commerce of St.
Louis, for First National of Moulton.
Clarence O. Turner haa been appointed
postmaster at Bethany, Lancaster county,
Nab., vice E. E. Kepner, resigned.
An additional rural free delivery rout
will be established October 1 at Cambridge,
Etery county, La. The rout embraces an
area oi alxteen square miles, containing a
population af 4H.
Peeaaata Iava Estate f Prtaee,
HO UK. Aug. 24. Tb peasants around
Borne have invaded the estates of Princes
Chigll, Tor la nl and Plomblno. claiming tha
right te cultivate tha land and share In Its
pranta. Koldicxa hava been aaaat to
start trial, of rioters
Evidence Against First Defendant
Completed aad Daavllle Jory
Gets t'aae Today.
DANVILLE. III.. Aug. U The riot case
was begun In the circuit court today before
Judge Thompson with the trial of Wlnfleld
Baker, who is charged with making an
assault on Sheriff Whit look with Intent to
kill. Baker In 26 years old. He came from
Kentucky last March and has been work
ing on a farm. It is charged that on the
night of the assault on the jail Baker waa
the ringleader at the door, of the Jail office
and demanded the keys, lie had a big
revolver In each hand and, U Is said, when
refused the keys, declared that the mob
would secure the negro prisoner. James
Wilson, who had been arrested for an as
sault on Mrs. Burgees, If It had to demolish
the jail. s
After Sheriff W hillock had fired Into the
mob through the broken panel of the office
door and the assaulters had made an at-
tack on the residence portion of the Jail,
Baker, It Is alleged, stood in front or tne i
Jail and fired two shota at Whitlock as the
sheriff wse standing on the porch. Baker
aeniea an me entraps, m no was hui
at the jail. He sought today to prove an
alibi, but waa unsuccessful. The evidence
waa concluded thla evening and tho case
will go to the jury tomorrow morning.
Two men were run out' of town tonight
for attempting to rescue a negress who
had nearly bitten a policeman's thumb off
while resisting arrest, ine policeman
finally dragged the bHing woman to Jail,
The woman a nusDana iouowea ine ponce-
man with a club. A crowd chased the hus-
band out of town and returned to rind that
the woman's son waa trying to release his
motner. ins son was cnassa into me coun-
RACE WAR IN CH CAG0
Xeeroe Spirited Away by Officers
Be Lyacaed. I
CHICAGO, Aug. 24.-TO prevent a possl-
ble lynching a Chicago colored man and
woman aero spirited away from a crowd
surrounding the Jail at Batavia, 111., to-
nlght and locked up In the county prison
at Geneva. The prisoners had been ar-
rested after a series of violent encounters
between residents of the village and par-
tlclpants in tno picnic or tne negroes or tne
Qulnn and the Bethel chapels. About 3.000
colored men and women made up the picnic
party at Mill Creek, two miles south of
Batavia. The negroes took possession of
the lawn of Mrs. George Burton's place
and when she ordered them to leave she
was rcpe&ieuiy sirucn vj iwu ul wia negro
City Marshal Keller arrested the two
women, but was nt once attacked by a
crowd of 200 negroes, who succeeded In re
leasing the prison era. leaving Kelley un
conscious upon the ground.
Later In the day Sheriff Robert Burke of
Geneva, with a posse of forty-five citizens,
arrested three of the. negroes. William Al
len, Harry Bell and Fanny Shelby, taking
them from a train at Bstavla, after a des
perate battle In the railway coach and on
h. ni.irnn. w.h aa-n v.
Shelby woman wara locLd up In the town
jail until the gatherln, of a large orowd
of cltlsena caused the city officials to order
their removal to Geneva. Allen later waa
TO TEST ITS EFFICIENCY
Coal Strike Commlsaloa Work Is
Valaeless If Present Nego
WILKE8BARRE. Pa.. Aug. 24.-Distrtct
Pr..M.ta T T TVI111Bm n.tt.rv
and John Fahey of the United Mine Work-
era left for New York today, where they
will attend the sessions of the conciliation
board, which will meet tomorrow and
which promises to be the most Important
meeting yet held by this board. Umpire
Carroll D. Wright Is expected to meet
with the members and decide five vital
questions upon which the board la now
It Is said that the operators will ask
the miners and operators that both again
bind themselves to abide by the decision
of the umpire, and a resolution to that
effect will likely be presented when the
men come together. Thla session will havs
added Interest, owing to the alleged state-
mem or sr. uenery mat ne would De in
favor of resigning If one of the con ten-
tlon. of the operator, touching the right
to discharge workmen for any cause, ex-
cept membership in the miners' union, be
sustained by the umpire.
Should the board disagree over thla ques
tion, the work of the coal strike commis
sion will go for naught
NEWS FROM THE FAR NORTH
Seattle aad St. Michaels Are low Cos-
aeeted by a Telegraph
SEATTLE. Wash., Aug. 14. A dispatch
to the Post-Intelllgencer from Dawson
saya: Captain Neamlth, who is In charge
of Fort Egbert, announce that the last
link oonnectlng Seattle and St Michaels by
telegraph la complete. Message are now
forwarded to Nome by malls. Thla marks
the completion of the American govern-
meat's great Alaskan land system.
A royal commission has finished taking
evidence against the famoua Treudgold
concession. iTeaogoio, wnen on the stand,
stubbornly refused to divulge the identity
of hla Cat a era. He testified that he haa
over H. 000,000 with which to Install a giant
water system from the Klondike If haxrass-
Ing difficulties could be removed. He said
tnei ne couia sxan won next March.
jn -euy nver stria proves to have
been exaggerated. The stamped era have
retorned oiaguatea. two weeks of rain will Uon .houM b eliminated from the insur
save hundreds ef thousand of dollars thla anc. application blank, but that aa to
year to miners.
OBJECTS TO A UNION RULE
nilnasa St I 111 ary Aatherltlre May tra
ce ea Aaraiaust Swltchatea'a
Ot las laa ttoa.
SPRINGFIELD. 11L. Aug. ;4.-Colnnal I.
Mack Tanner, commanding th Fourth In
fantry, Dllnola National Guards, has
turned ever t Colonel John G. Brennan,
attorney for th Illinois Central railroad,
the case of Lieutenant Charles R. Taylor
of Company C, Car bond ale, who sent In
his resignation and did not coma to Camp
Lincoln with hla company, claiming that
th Switchmen's onion at Carbondale, of
which he waa a member, threatened to ex
pel him lf be did not resign and retire
from tha Illinois National Guard. Should
th charge of Lieutenant Taylor prove
trae. Attarney Ctmaral Hamlin will be
j aakad ta nroaead. sgsmit the awttghman's
few OF POPULISTS ON HAND
8ome Signs of Opposition to Eenomination
cf Judge Bnl'iTan.
DEMOCRATS ARE FOR GOING IT ALONE
Delegates Already on Haad at Col um
bos Practically a tnlt la This
Oplaloa Differences Re
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
GRAND ISLAND, Neb.. Aug. 24. (Spe-
clal Telegram.) Only a handful of
llsta have reached here for tomorrow
night's convention and among them but
two or three of the old-time leaders. No
details for the program have been worked
out beyond the renomlnatlon of Judge
Sullivan, and. even for this there are algns
of opposition. One delegate at any rate
declaies he will propose to nominate
straight populist ticket, and if necessary
pick up some lawyer who in absent so
he cannot be cajoled Into declining.
ror regents several names are men
tinned, among them J. H. Doyston, Fred
Hawxby, Senator Miller, Dr. Webber and
a Lincoln traveling man named Patter
eon. The two out-going fusion regents
are not to be considered. "Too much
Pound," says one of the knowing ones.
The populists never agree on temporary
organlxntlon until they meet and this
convention Is no exception to their rule.
M F- Harrington came in on the evening
train. "I haven't written out a word for
the platform," declared Mr. Harrington,
..lf T were to wrUe the piatform, however.
,, wouId not contain more than twelve
lines. It would simply protest against the
domination of our judiciary by the corpora'
lk you tninK judge tsuinvan wouia run
on such a platform?'
"Why notT' innocently answered tne
Holt countv statesman. V. TL
For Straight Democracy
COLVMBUS. Neb.. Aug. 24. (Special
Telegram.) If the sentiment of a majority
or a number of leading democrats who are
here la the sentiment of the state conven-
tion to be held tomorrow night, a atralght
democrat ticket will be nominated. Only
about a dozen delegates have arrived, but
neariy au of tnem aro in favor 0f break-
ln looae from th oonun-t- and as a Pe.
..... .plprihone. . Uei,t buav aii
over the slate to And out the sentiment.
Among those who are most prominent
In the hotel lobby are Chairman Hall of
the state committee, C. L. Scott, Judges
gullivan, Oldham, Hollenbeck, Lee Herd
man, C. C. Wright and a few others.
The nomination of Judge Sullivan by ac
clamatlon of course is included. Just
what the platform will be remains for dis
cussion. The Idea of those here is to con
fine It to state Issues only, devoting much
space to revenue and entirely eliminating
national affairs. '
Word comes from Falrvlew that Mr,
Bryan wanta the platform to contain much
of national affairs,
Unless the parties get together before to-
l mvnww "'' v v. ......
? rV nvtlon. Among thosa
for -prerhe are W. J. Bryan Judge
Oldham, W. H. Thompson, C. t. Straight
nd others. Judge Loomls of Dodge will
be the temporary chairman and In all
probability will be made permanent chair
man. A judicial district convention will be held
here in the morning. Judges Grunlson and
Hollenbeck are candidates for renomlna
tlon and ao far have no opposition. Today
county convention waa held and one pop
ulist was given a place on the ticket after
a hard fight.
SAYS CHARGES ARE UNTRUE
Porto Rleaa Director of Charities
Deales Report of Leper Col
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y.. Aug. 24.-B.
H. Oeterhout, director of charities of San
Juan, Porto Rico, who la visiting in this
city, m sites emphatic denial of the news-
paper reports to the effect that because of
alleged unsanitary conditions of the leper
I colony near San Juan the Whole island of
Porto Rico la threatened with contagion.
He aald to the Associated Press represent'
Th reoorts are untrue. There are
twenty lepers In the colony, twelve males
blllty of contact with the outside world is
impracticable, and according to all recent
rennrta of lnvestlaatlor of the disease the
danger of contagion is reduced to a min
imum. I can state from my own personal
knowledge and frequent Inspection that the
lepers tr rorto Kico connnea in tne coiony
are well housed, well cared for. well fed.
well clothed and as contented as people in
their unfortunate condition could possibly
be. The charge made in the reports ara
absolutely falae. The lepers are given no
money and all the employee are paid in
checks, cashable only at the San Juan
OMAHA PHYSICIANS TALK
Twe Address Fraternal Press Cos
res Haw fa Saastoa ' at
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 24. Th National
Fraternal Press association, representing
flty papers and cpmprialng a section of
the National Fraternal congress, .convened
ner tonight preliminary to the opening of
the general convention tomorrow. The
medical section was addressed by Dr. Ira
w. porter of Omaha, a striking portion of
hU remarks being directed against child
ubor. Dr. Porter declared that sanitariums
.hmiid t. KtuiLLhd for th treatment of
consumption and advocated action by the
tnirurnce fraternities of the country.
nr. Holovtchiner. also of Omaha, read a
paper in which he declared that consump-
, nreaeat reeearebes had net yet
given enough definite results to warrant
HARRISON READY TO QUIT
ChLraa's Stay Bay B ta Tkreagk
with Palltfeml Onlee Whew
BUTTE. Mont, Aug. !4- Carter H. Har
rison, en route on a tour of the Yellowstone
National park, rested in Livingston this
morning for several hours. Regarding th
Chicago political aimatkm. th mayor aald
that as far aa ha as concamed, h was
through. "Whan my term haa expired."
declared Mayor HarrUan, T shall retire and
hope to be left alune. I will never be a
candidate fur any political position, bat
will always be lnlereatad In the party's
Mr, Harrison would not x-prea himself
aa to wha would nkaly be tha aaxX dmmo-
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair in North,
Fhowers and Cool.T In South portion
Tuesday: Wednesday Fair, Except
Showers In Southwest Portion.
Temperatare at Omaha Yesterdayi
Hoar. Dec Hoar. Dec
6 a, m 70 1 p. m eT
ft a. ni Tt 8 p. in "
T a. m...... Tfl it p, m...... (Ml
8 a. m TS 4 p. "
W a. m Tfl r. p. m. . . . . . f
HI a. m psa a p. rn
11 a. m...... H3 7 p. an H4
13 m HI Hp. m TO
n p. m 71
TWENTY-SECOND TO LEAVE
Regiment I'sder Orders to Ketnra to
Phlllpplaea F.arly la the
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 Orders have
been Issued at the War department direct
ing that the Seventh, Twenty-second and
Twentieth regiments of infantry go to the
Philippines to relieve the Fifteenth cav
alry and the Thirtieth. Twenty-eighth,
Twenty-seventh and Eleventh Infantry, the
troops to go In the order named.
The Twenty-second Infantry, V. 8. A.,
is under orders to proceed to the Philip
pines and expects to leave between now
nd November 13. The regiment now occu-
plea the following stations: Headquarters
and band and Companies D, E, F. G, II,
I, K, L and M. at Fort Crook; Company
A, at Fort Reno, Okl., and Companies B
and C, at Fort Logan H. Roots, Ark.
Orders have been received at headquar
tera of the regiment to be In readiness for
early departure, and for this reason the
Twenty-second will not participate In the
army maneuvers at Fort Rllet.
Two battalions of the Seventh infantry
will leave for the Philippine by September
1, leaving but one battalion of that regi
ment here; which will depart aa soon as
the first two battalions reach Manila. Tha
Twenty-second will follow immediately
upon the arrival of the last battalion of
the Seventh Infantry at Manila.
It la not yet known what regiment will
relieve the Twenty-second infantry at Fort
Crook, but it will possibly be one of the
returning regiments, either the Thirtieth
or the Twenty-seventh.
The Seventh infantry, which will precede
the Twenty-second to the Philippines, is
stationed In the Department of California,
with headquarters at the Presidio, San
Francisco. The Twentieth Infantry, which
la alao ordered to the Philippines, Is sta
tioned in the Department of the Lakes,
with headquarters at Fort Sheridan, 111.
DOUGLAS FARMERS ORGANIZE
Form Association to Look After In
terests Ontslde the
The Douglas County Farmers' union held
a well attended meeting In Woodman'a
hall In McArdle precinct Sunday afternoon.
It was unanimously agreed to make the
organisation permanent and a committee
consisting of Charles Grau. Charles Wllte,
Patrick McArdle, William Van Dor an and
Isaac Noyes waa appointed to draft a con
stitution and by-lawe.
A committee of one member from 'each
precinct was appointed to solicited mem
bership. The object of the organisation
la to deal with questlona affecting the tax
payers of Douglaa county (outside of the
cities of Omaha and South Omaha), in
social, financial and especially political
wrongs that may arise In the future.
The fast and reckless driving of automo
biles on the country roads, resulting in
runaway teams, upset and broken vehicles
and Injure-.' oersons, was aeverely censured
and a committee appointed to aeek legal
The election of a county assessor and ap
pointment of deputies waa thoroughly dis
cussed and will receive future attention.
The next meeting will be held at the
same place October 11, 1908. at 1 o'clock p.
m. sharp. CHARLES WILTS,
Secretary pro tem.
HENNINGS WANTS BUYERS
Advertises for Proposals of Parchaae
of Renewal Bonds for
City Treasurer Hennlngs has advertised
for proposals for purchase of the renewal
"Sealed bids will be received up to 1
o'clock p. m. of the 8th day of September,
1903. for the purchase of $484,000,000, 20-year,
optional after 10 years, 4H per cent semi
annual Interest renewal bonds of the city
of Omaha, Douglaa county, Nebraska, to
be dated September 1, 1(03, and In denomina
tions of $500 each.
"Each bid must state amount of bonds
bid for, price and premium offered and that
accrued Interest will be paid to date of
delivery and payment for bond at th
fiscal agency In New York, and must be
accompanied by a certified check on a na
tional bank If. a aum equal to 2 per cent
of amount bid for, payable to the city of
"Papers evidencing legality of Issue,
financial statement etc., will be furnished
successful bidder. The right la reserved to
reject any and all bids."
CAR GETS BEYOND CONTROL
Rial Down Amhalaae aad Ie
Wagon aad Injure th
ST. LOUIS. Aug. S4.-A Tower Grove
street car that got beyond control today
ran down an ambulance, an Ice wagon
and a dirt wagon and injured the three
The ambulance pas struck first, and the
driver, Fred G refiner, thrown to the street
and severely bruised. He righted his ve
hicle and continued hla Journey, coming
upon the overturned ice wagon and Driver
Jamee MeAJvey. severely bruised, but Mc
Alvey would uot go to th hospital.
Some distance further the ambulance met
the overturned dirt wagon and Driver
Jesse Carter lying ttrconartrma U w
placed in the ambulrxce and taken to the
hospital, where ha aria found to be earl'
Mvaeata af Oeewa eaala lif. 2 4.
At New York Arrived Rotterdam, from
Rotterdam and Jfoulorne; aroonland. from
Antwerp; Cevie, from Liverpool; California,
, rrom n'di.
I At Hamburg ajled August 3, Tatmes.
for Son Francisco.
At The i.lxard Passed Finland, from
New York, for Antwerp.
At SciDy Passed Mesaha, from New
York, for London.
At Plymouth B,rje Pretnrli. from
Rtnlnri. fo K'-" Vor'-
At Glasgow Sailed: Sardln'an, for New
At ManclssWr Arrived Caledonian, from
At Gibraltar Arrived Lab a. from New
.t Movtlla Antvai: Laurantiaa, from
Long-Propheiied Hone Arrives in form of
Lou Dillon, tha Feeileat. ,
PERFECT CONDITIONS AID CHAMPION
Before Large Crowd Bho Clips Over Two
Seconds from Beit Time,
GAIT SO SMOOTH AS TO DECEIVE ALL
Fsw Rcaliied Mar Was Making Epoch in
History of Turt
CHEERS GREET CALIFORNIA V0NDER
Millard Sanders, Whe Qalded Her
Record, Propheales Faater Work,
aa Last Uaarter Was Made
la SIS Seconds.
READV1LLE, Mass., Aug. 24, Before a
great crowd of spectators at Readvllle to
day and with track and weather conditions
perfect, Lou Dillon trotted a mile In two
minutes, a new world'a record. So that
no breeze might Interfere, Millard Sanders,
driver of the great mare, brought out the
daughter of Sidney Dillon for tha attempt
early in the day.
For pacemakers there were two runnlntf
horses hitched to road carta, Peggy fma)
Paris, driven by "Doo" Tanner, and Cafe
rle Nation, driven by 8cott MoCox.
The first score waa fruitless, Lou PIlloSl
making a break Just before reaching th
wire. On the second attempt however, tha
word was given, Starting Judge Walker
rang his bell, but Tanner nodded for hint
to say "go" and, turning to Bandera, called
to him to come along.
Tanner kept Peggy from Part directly
In front of the peerless chestnut trotter
while McCoy lay at her wheel. In this
way the trio went to the quarter pole In
thirty and one-quarter seconds. With never
a skip Lou Dillon went so amooth-galted
down the back stretch aa to lead those
not timing the mile to bellev that her
speed was, not alarmingly fast -
The half was clicked off In 1:00V. Around
the turn to the three-quarters pole th
clip quickened, the third quarter being In
SO 4 seconds, making that mark of her
Journey in' 1:81. Faster and faster came
Tanner with the runner and right with
him trotted the handsome Callfornla-bred
mare. Sanders was sitting perfectly still,
but McCoy was crying aloud to his runner
to cheer on Lou Dillon. To the am a le
nient of all the quarter was driven In
twenty-nine seconds, thus making the mile
in the wonderful time of two minutes.
Sanders Predicts Better Tlsae.
When Sanders Jogged the mare back to
the wire, those who had witnessed the per
formance leaped to their feet and sent
forth cheer after cheer. Lou Dillon ap
parently waa aa fresh aa though aha had
only been out for a Jogging exercise. San
ders said he fully believed that before
the season closes ha will drive the mar
In 1:5 or better. , v . . . . " ' " ""
' Favorites won all the four racing1 event.
Scott Hudson drove two of the winners,
Nervala and Dillon Boy. ' ''" j .
Budd Doble pulled off the Blue Hill stake
for $6,000, with Kinney Lou, while Curry
had no trouble in winning with Al Bock.
It was announced that on Friday, Major
Delmar will go against tha gelding record
for trotters, 2:03V. held by The Abbot. Re
sults: 2:08 class, naclnr. nurse tl.EOO'.
Nervala. b. h. (Hudson)
Locamla, br. h. (Uroodbine)
Kavalll, b. h. (Young)
Terrell 8., ch. g. (Lasell)
Dandy Chlmea, h. h. (Turley)....
Armurel, g. g. (McDonald)
Suffreet, blk. m. (Eckers)
Council Chimes, blk. g. (Snow)..
Time: z:ut"y z:iKj'4.
The Blue Hill, 2:30 class, trotting, purse
Kinney Lou, br. h. (Doble)
Patchen Maid, blk. m. (Derlder)....
Margaret Bathgate, b. m. (Titer)..
Katrliika, b. in. (Miller)
Texas, gr. m. tRennlck)
... 4 2
... $ I
.. I 4
,.. 8 7
Boreazeale, br. h. (Benyon)
Mc Ada ins, Jr., br. g. (Johnson)....
Prince Caton, b. h. (Eckers)
Kyrllllc. ch. h. (Young)
Crowshade. blk. m. (Wall)
Time: Z:ll. f.imi.
2:16 class, pacing, purse $1,000:
Al Bock, blk. h. (Curry)
entrinc, ulK. m. lyumnj
Merry Master, br. m. (Hudson).,
Lucy May, b. m. (Cox)
Lexington, blk. m. (O'Nell)
Double Z., b. m. (Starr)
Time: 2:10, 2:0914.
2:14 class, trotting, nurse $1,500.
Dillon Boy, ch. h. (Hudson)
The Queator, b. g. (Oeers)
Norrie, b. g. (tsnanK)
Dreotner, br. h. (Loushlln)
Prince Oceenlander. br. g. (Davla).
Oxford Chimes, blk. g. (Dodge)
Admiral Dewey, b. h. (Titer)
Creacent. g. g. (Curry)
Summer Fern, ch. g. (Haught)
Time: 2:0H. 2:09'i.
SANTA ROSA, Cel., Aug. 24. Lou Dillon
was bred and raised on the Santa Rosa
stock farm. It Is said that when a colt
Lou Dillon was offered for sale for $1G0,
with no takers. She la by Sidney Dillon,
out of Lou Milton, both local anlmsls.
FULFILLS STONE'S PROPHECY
Loa Dilloa Make Good Omaha Vet
eraa'a Prediction af Tww
The achievement of the gallant mare,
Lou Dillon, In breaking the world's trot
ting record at Readvllle, Mass., Monday, by
going a mile In two minutes flat, recalls
the prophecy made by Dr. R. M. Stone,
the veteran horseman, of Omaha a few
years sgo that the day of the two-mlnut
horse was not far distant
"This achievement of Lou Dillon's Is th
epoch marker of the trotting horse's reonrd
and stands second to Yankee's great work
In 1 In being the first horse to go a mile
under three minutes." said Dr. Stone yes
terday. "His record was I t. It Is quit
Interesting to know that from ISO to IKS
ninety-seven years only twenty horse
wre concerned In making th world's
trotting' record, and but eighteen In making
tba world's pacing record. It la alao In
terestina; to note that nine of the twenty
trotters were mare and they nave mad
th greatest Impression on the trotting
record. They lowered it twenty-eix of lb
forty time the world's record waa mada.
Goldsmith Maid lowered It alz times; she
found It 237 and left It at 1:14. Maud S
lowered It seven times; she found It t:U
and left (t Z.four seconds leas. Nancy
Hacks lowered It thro time, finding It
2JM" and leaving It $04, but reduced It
more seconds than any other had. Istn
Union found tt at Creacern' record of lK
and today brought tt doem to JrttX
"Another lnterartln' fact regarding Lou
Dillon la that on Aagust 17 ah trotted the
fa-!tt quarter and taateat half at Brtga
ten Beatdi ever trotted. Th quarter was
made hi :3k and tha half tn a
-Maud was tha first trotter ta break
the 2.10 record which aha did August Z,
W4. In I:fi. Then came Nancy Hank
in IkOX who brought tt daws to $U4.
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