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ESTABLISHED JTJXE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBEU 10, 1903 TEN PAGES.
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COTTON BOS GUARD
risj Hears America Admiral Will Be
Asked to Protect All FoToigBm
HOLDS LARDING PARTY IN P LAD! NESS
Ztyt That United Bute Enipi Art Sow
Cleared for Action.
BERLIN THINKS IT COMPLICATES MATTERS
Interjects Element Wlldi Till lot Inde
dependent of tha Powers,
ACT MAY EXCITE TURKISH GOVERNMENT
ptaer Powers Mar tea Ships By
rwt Mi Mraatlaa Tkr Is
Said B. Tary
BERLIX, Sept 1 A delayed dispatch
from Constantinople to the Lokal Anselgrr
which sometimes print official news) ut
that telegraphic consul reports received
tiara (Monday) says that tba murder of
Christians In different parts of Beyroot
continues. Disorder prevails and traffic Is
The consuls also decided to call on Rear
Admiral Cotton for eventual protection of
the foreign consulates, which ha later
areed to furnish. It Is considered that the
Americans could lajid 600 men. Some Amer
icans. It is believed, have already landed.
The American ships are cleared for action.
Other warships ara expected.
The German Foreign office approves of
Admiral Cotton's Intention to land a guard
to protect the United Btataa consulate at
Seyroot If necessary, and of his holding
landing; party In readiness to protect the
Nevertheless the feeling in official quar
fcir over ths appearance of the American
I Jps off Beyroot appears to be that it
complicates ths Turkish situation, "be
rause," It Is asserjed. "a new element has
len brought In, which acts Independently
f the powers, now that ths pressure of
the powers Is mora or leas co-ordinate, and
the porta may know what to expect. But
the American action is not easily calcu
lated and will tend to excite the Turkish
government and add to the perplexities.
Several of the German newspapers, while
rather restrained in their language, look
Cub distrust oa the presence of the Amer
a warships at Beyroot. as likely to dis
irb tba Mussulmans. Other papers, bow
aver, say it is not fair to ascribe Umi out
break to the arrival of tba Americana
If Mini . Fight Asa a as .. Theaaselrea.
BEYROOT, Syria, Sept. T. (Via Port
Said. Vice Consul Magelssen, when he
was Bred at recently, wa near a police
booth. Ills assailant Is not ret known,
Ths authorities ara indifferent aad thus
far have given no satisfaction. Tba Moslem
section of the city from Friday to last
night was In a state of anarchy and thirty
persons were killed, among whom, how
ever, wers no foreigners. .
.The shops are closed, the streets deserted
" njd the government is seemingly unable or
Unwilling to assure the safety of the rest
santa The arrival of the, American,
cruisers Brooklyn and San Francisco was
gnoat opportune. ,
Admiral Cotton Is en the alert and .a
signalman and a guard slept at the United
SUtee consulate last night The men on
board these warships are ready to disem
bark on a signal from the consulate, Ths
boats of Brooklyn and San Francisco have
reconnoi tared the coast below the property
of the American mission In order to select
landing places In case of need. The Amer
ican missionary authorities have demanded
wards from the governor for the protection
of mission property.
An attempt to enter an American real
dance on Baturday was frustrated. The
Americans here think the United States
government should Insist on the dismissal
of the rail of Beyroot, a notorious bribe
taker, and to whom all the disorders, are
. attributed. The opinion here Is that the
.1 Poware should take action with a view to
bringing Beyroot under the Jurisdiction or
Ben autonomous Christian government for
the Lebanon district.
Cass alar Aecaaata Ckaa( Stories.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. (.-Consular
ocounts received here from Beyroot totally
differ front the Turkish version of ths break
The Tall of Berroot was not on board the
United States flagship Brooklyn whon ths
first brawl occurred, but was In the coun
try. Contrary to the official version, the
consular dispatches say the Mussulmans
first attacked the Christians and the troops
rhlch Intervened aided with the Mussul-
One of the pillaged houses belonged to a
French cltlsen. Though there has been no
further disturbance at Beyroot since Bun-
day great uneasiness, amounting to a panic,
prevail a among the Christians, many of
'whom have left Beyroot and sought refuge
in Lebanon. -
The foreign consuls at Beyroot met on
Monday and decided to make serious repre
asntations to the local author! ties looking to
the preservation of order. They also de
cided to telecrsph to their respective am
bassadors or ministers at Constantinople
demanding the reoail of tba Incompetent
vail of Beyroot and requesting that war
hips be sent for the protection of the Eu
ropeans. Nexlm Pasha, rail of Syria, was ordered
from Zeinescus to Beyroot, where he ar
The porta announces that he was sent
to Beyroot with two battalions of troops to
take temporary charge of affaire there.
The rail of Beyroot. It la also announced,
aa not been deprived of his authority, but
he will probabl7 remain la active duty at
his post during the stay of Kaalm Pasha
A p seal te Aeaalral Cartes.
While the rioting was In progress, the
Ileyroot advices further state, an appeal
was made" to Rear Admiral Cotton to land
xnariaea, but he replied that ha could not
Intervene In a quarrel among Ottoman sub
jects. It Is considered probable that Prance will
Band war ships to Beyroot and Its example
Is likely to be followed by other powers.
Several of the. diplomats here drew the
serious attention of the porta on Monday to
the situation at Beyroot, demanding that
measures be taken to prevent a further
outbreak and Insisting en the recall of the
rail who was In office when the outbreak
No consular dispatches have been re
cently received from the vilayets of Eu
ropean Turkey. It la believed here that
the rigorous repression In the vilayets of
Monaatlr will result la uniting all the Chris
tians against the Mussulmans.
The porta Intends to concentrate tt.OOt to
). troops at Adrtanopla
U la stated that ZMm Insurgents have beea
iCenUaueA. M gsseosU Pne4
WILL BUILD AGREAT CANAL
Prasslaa Cabinet Decides 1a A ami a
P repose Schema te the
BERLIN. Sept. . The Prussian cabinet
has decided to again propane to the Land
tag the construction of a great cross
country canal to connect the Rhine, Weser
and Elbe, thus completing the emperor's
proposed system of internal waterways.
Congressman Burton, chairman of the
rivers and harbors committee of the house,
who has returned here from his Inquiry
Into ths river and harbor Improvements In
eastern and southeastern Europe, says this
Is the only canal project seriously consid
ered In Europe that compares in expense to
the proposed Brie canal Improvements.
The Rhine-Elbe canal was estimated to
cost rW.WO.000. though it Is now thought It
will cost considerably more.
Mr. Burton, who Is accompanied by
Major F. Mahan. United States engineer
corps, retired, and his secretary, Mr. Floyd,
was received with the utmost courtesy la
the countries through which he passed.
Russia provided government steamers for
his transportation and Prof. TlmonofT
and other engineers went with Mr. Bur
ton and his party on Volga and risited
several Black seat harbors, the Danube
and the upper Elbe.
Speaking of his Investigations, which
were begun early In June, he said:
We found Illustrations throwing light
upon almost every proposition In the river
end harbor works of the United States.
Everywhere in Kurope he-e is s disposition
to make increased Use of the inland water
ways, whether rivets or canals. The value
of this means of transportation Is coming
to be realised more and. more.
In France and German and portions of
Russia the quantity of freight carried by
water is increasing more than that carried
by rail. There Is a strong movement for
the Improvement of the inland waterways,
and there la a growing opinion also, tliough
not as potent or unlveral. In favor of tolls
on the waterways which are improved.
It would seem that Europe afford better
opportunities than America to study the
projier relations between railway and
waterway transportation, because fre
quently a slate which is improving It
rivers snd building canals also owna the
railways, but for various reasons the field
Is not much better.
In some countries the policies adopted to
ward the two methods of transportation are
widely different. In others the railways
and waterways are managed by different
a-ovemments. each trying to make a rood
showing, and the competition which srises
la almost as keen as In the United States.
Mr. Burton will visit the lower Elbe, near
Hamburg, and the canals of northern
France before going home.
PORTRAIT OF EMPRESS AN
Aaaerlcam We ma a Painting Likeness
f Baler af China, for St.
Lea Is Fair.
PEKING, Sept. 10 It has been decided
that the portrait of the empress dowager
now being painted by Miss Kate Augusta
Carl, an American artist, shall be exhibited
at the St. Louis exposition. It Is contrary
to Chinese traditions to hare likenesses of
their semi-sacred rulers mads and this In
novation has caused quite a sensation at
the Chinese court. The painting of the
portrait was suggested and ths dowsger
empress' consent obtained by Mrs. Conger,
wife of the United States minister.
Miss Carl has resided In the palace the
past month as a guest. wHh apartnrig
near the em press, who gave her drtily sit
tings. Miss Carl has frequently dined with
the Imperial household.
DEMAND SEVERE PUNISHMENT
Araay Officers Insist that Assassins at
Kin and dnera Pay
BELGRADE,. Bervia, Sept. I The Servian
army officers recently arrested succeeded
todsy In publishing a new proclamation
railing on all the officers to stand together
In demanding the most severe punishment
for the murderers of King Alexander and
Tha officers declare that either they or
the murderers must leave the service. The
proclamation concluded with calling for
cheers for King Peter. The Servian public
now openly takes sides with the arrested
officers and demands their release.
Great dissatisfaction prevails on account
of the appointment of General Gynklca.
one of ths chief conspirators, to command)
the army division of Nisb.
WILL BUY BATTLE FIELD
Carnegie Said Be Be gratia lac far
tha Fasaeas Baaaark
harm. LONDON. Sept. .-It Is said that Andrew
Carnegie Is negotiating for the purchase of
the famous battlefield of Bannockburn, near
Stirling, Sootland, In order to save it from
falling Into the hands of builders.
Tarklsh Atrocities Considered.
LEICESTER, England, Sept 1 The pro
ceedings of the trades union congress were
temporarily suspended today by a motion
calling the attention of the labor congress
to ths Turkish atrocities, which made the
ears of every British subject tingle with In
dignation. A resolution oa the subject was
! referred to a committee. A cable message
I from Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, congratulat
ing the delegates, was read with much
Ceaelltattea Bill Is Dropped.
MELBOURNE. Vlotorta, Sept. 1 The
premier announced In the Commonwealth
House of Representatives today that the
conciliation bill on which the common
wealth government wss defeated yesterday
by ths adoption of a labor amendment,
making the measure apply to railway em
ployes, had been dropped for this session,
but. that ths government would make It a
plank In ' their platform In the coming
Gevtrsar Dele Will Retire.
HONOLULU. Sept . In an Interview
today Governor Dole stated that ha would
not resign his office but would retire at the
end of his term, which expires in May next
Governor Dole Is anxious to resume the
practice of law and for that reason will
not permit his name to appear as a candi
date for the office. Governor Dole stated
that he has never had second term aspira
tions. LIST OF INJURED INCREASES
early Seventy Sew Kaowa ta Sal
ter Tkreafk Fall ef Grand,
LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. Sept. -The
Uat of those Injured la the collapse of the
grandstand during the sham battle on the
reservation Tuesday afternoon has been In
creased by twenty-four, making a total of
tieerly seventy known injured.
None Is reported as lu a dangerous con
dition with the possible eaoaptlon of J.
Ueoaaay. aged St years, who la at tha tort
haavtui x4 auar. die, -
CAUSE OF BRITAIN'S PERIL
English flcieftirt Eees It in ths Lack of
GOVERNMENT MUST LEARN FROM OTHERS
President af Asseciatloa far Adrauace
xaeat af Srleaee Says Stat Mast
AM, as Private Fa ads Ara
SOUTH PORT, England, Sept- - I-'
British Association for tha Ailvanrv
of Science met at the opera house r
ulght Sir Norman Lockyer deliv .Is
address, entitled The Influence i' aln
Power on History. During the co. -a of
his remarks the DnaiAiint Tfrr-m r
length to the struggle for existence In mod-
oummuniues, snowed I Uat British In
dustrie were ai 1 1( rH n e-tm tnt.-n,tin..i
competition, dwelt on ths necessity for a
uuujr sucn as ine si man association, deal
ing with the matters of science, and said:
fur position as a nation and our success
as merchants are in peril cniefly (dealing
with preventable ctutu) becatue our lc
of completely efficient universities and our
neglect of research.
Vve in Ureal femain have eleven universi
ties cximpeUng with 134, stale and privately
endowed in the United Btaiea and twenty
two stats endowed in Germany. The Ger
man government gives to one university
more than tha British government gives to
ail the university colleges in ii.UK land, Ire
land, 8cotand and Wales put tugeiber.
These are the conditions which regulate
the production of brain power in the
United Blatea, Germany and Great Britain,
respectively, and the excuse of the govern
ment that this is a matter for i rivals ef
fort Private Aid Inefficient.
Do not our ministers of state know that
other civilised countries grant efficient
state aid, and further, that private effort
- in ureai uniain less man Jill
per ceut of the sum thus furnished in the I
t lilted States in addition to state aid? !
U hat are the lails relating to private en
dowment in ihie country? Xn spite of the
munliicence displayed by a small number.
...... u. 1 1. mii in c7 nrvtiii ues me irutn
must be spoken. In depending in our coun
try upon this form of endowment we are
trusting to a broken reed. If we take the
twelve British university colleges, the fore-
. L . uimnmi, unlets we are to
perish from lack of knowledge, we find that I
, - ..v... uuimg enij j ears nas round
Le.!,,J.than -: that is 2,dto,tM for
bulldlnga and 40.CM) a year Income. This
gives us an average of 166,000 lor buildings
and 3,3u for yearly income.
hat is the scale of private effort we
have to compete with in regard to the
Work of tailed States.
In the United States during the fast few
years universities and collr-gea have re
ceived more than :),Ouo.(iuo from this
aource alone. Private efforts supplied
?-ri90u ln lh re4u between IS.
Next consider the amount of state aid
t ''"lvtl" afforded ln Germany. Ths
buildings of the new University of Stras
burg have already cost nearly a million,
that Is about ss much as has been founded
by prlvste effort for buildings ln Msn
chester. Liverpool. Birmingham. Bristol.
Newcastle and Sheffield. The government
annual endowment of the same German
university Is more than .0UU.
When we consider the large endowment
of university education both in the United
States and Germany, it Is obvious that
state aid only can make any valid compe
tition possible with either. The more we
study the facts, the more ststistlcs are
gone Into, the more de we And that we. to
a larg extent la k both of the source of
endowment upon ons or other or of both of
which other nations depend. We are be
tween two stools and the prospect Is hope
less without some drastic changes. First
among these. If we Intend to get out of the
present slough of deepond, must be the
giving up of the idea of relying upon prl-
MBeav rower" aad "Braia Power.
The president then compared the rast
urns spent by the British government on
"sea power" and the small amounts ex
pended on "brain power" and advocated
duplicating the navy bill of 1S88-H. 1130.000,
000, and devoting that amount to the In
crease of Great Britain's brain power, add
ing: Let this sum be assigned and ' borrowed
as It Is wanted: there will be a capital sum
for new buildings to be erected in the next
five or ten yeara the interest of the re-
iuwo.ru a increased annual
endowments. It Is the esse of battleships
over again, and money need not be spent
more freely In one rase than in the other.
This sum is not to be regarded as practi
cally gone when spent as ln the case of
a short-lived ironclad.
DRUGGISTS ELECT OFFICERS
Wholesale Dealers Dlscass Many
Baalaeas Matters mt Their Aa-
BOSTON, Sept. I.-The feature of today's
session of the National Wholesale Drug
gists' association was the spirited address
of Thomas V. Wooten of Chtcsgo, secretary
of Uie National Association of Retail Drug
gists, In which be presented the views of
the retail druggist to the manufacturers.
The conditions of retail druggists, ha said,
are unsatisfactory. There are 40,000. and
more retail druggists in the United States.
Thousands of them are prosperous, but all
realize that any moment they are likely te
be reduced to the precarious living which.'
is the lot of other thousands through ths
operations of the rats cutters. The Na
tional Association of Retail Druggists says
that this destructive work must be stopped
and It calls upon tha proprietors and Job
bers to help stop It
These officers were elected: President,
C. F. Shoemaker of Philadelphia; rice
president, C. F. Michaels of San Francisco;
secretary, J. E. Toms of Indianapolis;
treasurer, B. E. Strong of Cleveland; mem
ber of board of control. Henry W. Evans
of Kansss City.
It was learned that after adjournment
and as the result of a long conference, the
wholesalers had agreed to a resolution ap
proving the serial number plan for selling
proprietary goods ln a form satisfactory to
the members of the National Retail Drug
Ths delegates to the annual convention
of the Proprietary Association of America
today elected the following officers: Presi
dent, D. F. Chamberlain of Des Moines;
secretary, Joseph Leemlng of New York;
treasurer, Henry H. Woods of New Tork.
AUTOMOBILE KILLS SPECTATOR
Fatal Aeeldeat at tha SLsvees at
Crease Point Track hear
DETROIT. Sept a Whi;e Barney Old
field's racing automobile was running
nearly sixty miles an hour at ths Gross
Pol ate track this afternoon In the ten-mile
open event one of the front tires on the
machlna burned through and exploded,
throwing the car Into tha fence and In
juring Frank Shearer, a spectator so ter
ribly that he died ln an ambulance enroute
to the hospital. The car went fifty feet
through the air, and Oldfleld. who kept
his seat had a marvelous escape from
death. He received several cuts about ths
body and had ons rib broken. It was an
afternoon of accidents st the track, two
other high-power machir.es. those driven by
Harry Cunningham and Henri Page, the
Parisian, coming to grief because of the
tires. Fortunately bo on was hurt la
.that ml Ukase fcoOdanta,
JOHNSON OPENS CAMPAIGN
Desnaeratla Candidate for Governor
f Okie Starts Deaaaelatlea
f Beaater llsaasw
AKRON, O.. Sept . The opening meet
ing of ths democratic stste campaign was
held ln a tent here tonight addresses be
ing delivered by Hon. Tom L, Johnson,
ca' .v for governor of Ohio; John H.
C candidats for United Stales sen-
iid Henry George, Jr., mt New Tork.
jrowd at the meeting was estimated
.,000. ln his speech Mr. Johnson said
We have In this campaign three great
questions to present to the people of Ohio.
These are the questions of home rule,
equitable taxation and tba destroying of
the unholy, if not corrupt alliance between
certain managers of the republican party
and the owners of valuable special privi
leges. The city of Cleveland furnishes an ex
cellent illustration of tbe issues of the
democratic party ln this campaign. Cleve
land has become known as the most com
pletely enjoined city in Ohio, Binoe 1 hsvs
been mayor fifteen injunctions havs been
Issued sgainst the city in the interest of
the owners of valuuhle special privileges
like the street railroads and the gas and
electric light companies, and after each
Injunction the democratic pluralities have
been larger than before.
Senator Hanna, who is financially Inter
ested in some of the public corporations,
with the sld of Attorney General Kheeis,
has been able to prevent the city from com
pelling the public service corporations lo
pay tneir Just share of the taxes and has
so far blocked the establishment of a S-cent
fare street railroad to compete with his
s-cent fare monopoly.
The last Injunction issued against Cleve
land strikes at the very libtrties of the
people, as the supreme court restrains the
people of Cleveland from expressing their
opinion sa to whether they would operats
their own electric light plant or allow it
to be operated for private profit The In
junction prevented the election.
In his address John H. Clarke, candidate
for senator, said:
The decision ln the Northern Securities
case is proof positive that through the
seven years in winch the trusts have been
taking possession of ths business of the
country there, was ampie IBM n 1l nau btru
enforced to have prevented the formation
or to htive restrained the exactions at least
of every trust engaged In interstate com
merce, and most of the great ones are so
As to remedies in the way of controlling
the trusts, the first is the taking of the
tariff from all articles the manufacture or
sale of which Is controlled by a monopoly,
and the second limiting of the capitalisa
tion oi an corporations engaged in inter
PUNISHMENT FOR OFFICERS
Lleatenajat Oeleael C. A. Beeth Irass
- Catlty af Mismanagement sal
Kegllgeaee Hauedllasj Stares.
VANCOUVER BARRACK 8, Wash., Sept
The findings ln the court-martial
proceedings against Lieutenant Colonel C
A Booth of the Seventeenth Infantry were
made public today by Brigadier General
Funs ton, commanding the Department of
tbe Columbia, who reviewed the case.
Colonel Booth was ln charge of the quar
termaster's stores at Fort Davis, Alaska,
and was tried by general court-martial on
charges of Irregularity in his department
Tba court held Booth guilty of mismanage
ment and negligence and sentenced him to
remain at the foot of tha list of lieutenant
colonels during the rest of his aotlvs serv
General- Tutlatnar In -wtvievlng the seu!
tence reduced the tine to five years.
Colonel Booth was. for several years In
the Seventh infantry, being transferred as
major to the Seventeenth. He entered the
military academy from Vermont ln 1868,
waa commissioned as second lieutenant in
the Seventh infantry and leached his ma
jority at the close of the Spanish war.
GUESTS OF THE PRESIDENT
Railroad Men, Soldiers and Hews,
paper Mea Take Laackeoa at
OTSTER BAT. N. T-. Sept f.-The presi
dent entertained at luncheon Paul Morton
of Chicago, vice president of the Santa Fs
railroad system; Francis E. Leupp of Wash
ington and Lieutenant Gordon Johnston of
the army, who was a member of tbe presi
dent's regiment of Rough Riders.
Mr. Leupp. who Is a Washington news
paper correspondent wss appointed by the
president several months ago as a commis
sioner to make an investigation of alleged
Indian frauds in Oklahoma Territory. He
has completed his work and today made his
report to the president
Later ln the afternoon Archbishop Harty,
who will sail very soon for Manila, paid his
respects to the president and talked with
him about the situation In the Philippines.
Colgate Hoyt, president of the Ohio So
ciety of New Tork. Invited the president to
attend the annual dinner of the society to
be held next winter. While no definite an
swer was given. It Is understood the presi
dent indicated he would not be able to at
tend the dinner.
VERY IMPORTANT DECISION
Right ( Caal Operators tm Discharge
Employe May Reepea
WILKESBARRE, Sept 1 Coal operators
of the Wyoming division look upon the
decision of Umpire Wright, giving them the
right to discharge employes, as a very im
Ths officials of the United Mine Workers
claim that the privilege given the employers
Is apt to be abused by mine foremen, who,
acting upon Instructions' from headquarters,
can make it very unpleasant for ths men
who were act've ln the last strike.
Ths superintendent of ons of the large
coal companies says that the decision is
far reaching, and will either bring per
manent peace In the anthracite region or
open war upon the part of the union miners.
He points out that SO per cent of the petty
strikes that have taken place since the
strike commission made Its award were
caused by the discharge of some employe
In order to have him reinstated, all the
employes of the mine would go out
FIGHTS BURGLAR WITH SABER
Thief Finally Sheets His Aatastealst
aad Makes His Escape
ASHLAND. Ky.. Sept . Sheriff Hene.
with a posse, is hunting a burglar who
shot and seriously wounded Colonel Mor
deual Williams in his country home before
Colonel Williams, ln discovering tha bur
glar ransacking tbe house, fought him with
a saber until ths burglar shot htm and es
caped. Mra. Williams and their small
granddaughter were the only other occu
pants of the Normal homestead, midway
between Ashland ani'i Catlet tsburg. snd
they railed ths nelghNors. who summoned a
Colonel Williams has regained conscious
ness and la resting wall today, but tha
feaii&c Ia LLa, corn mil pity la l&Unaa,
TO MA&E SEPARATE REPORT
Attorstrs Btmspsrts and Conrad. Ears
Looked Into Postal Alain.
SUITS BARRED BY LIMITATION STATUTE
Personal Reaaest af tha Prrsl
Postoraee Depart aaeat.
WASHINGTON. Sept By direction of
President Roosevelt a thorough Investiga
tion has been made into the charges pre
ferred by Seymour W. Tulloch against the
management of affairs of ths Washington.
D. C, postoffice. This Investigation has
been made by Hon. Charles J. Bonaparte
nd Hon. Holmes Conrad, special counsel
of the government In the prosecution of
the postoffice cases, and It Is independent
and supplementary to the report made by
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bris
tow. Mr. Bristow's report, Mr. Conrad says
tonight, waa simply a collection of facts
ln the case reported by postoffice Inspectors
snd contained no opinion as to the merit
of the charge. Trie Investigation made by
Messrs. Bonaparte and Conrad will go Into
the merit of the charge and will express
an opinion as to whether or not the ac
cused persons are vindicated or are guilty
of the offenses charged against them. The
conclusions drawn from their Inquiry will
be embodied in a report which will be sub
mitted to the attorney general the latter
part of the week. Whether or not this report
will be made public Mr. Conrad could not
say tonight, as that matter rests with the
officials of the administration. No prosecu
tion will srise from any results of the
investigation, as the offenses. If any havs
been made, ara barred by the statute of
Bare Worked Five Weeks.
Mr. Conrad said he and Mr. Bonaparte
had been engaged for five weeks in the
Inquiry. They hsd examined thoroughly
the matters themselves, with all charges
on tbe subject made by the Treasury and
Postoffice departments. The president, said
Mr. Conrad, was very anxious that tbe
whole matter should be gone over carefully
ao that If persons named ln the charges of
Mr. Tulloch were not guilty they should
be vindicated and If they were that this
fact might go on record. Their duty had
been to act in the capacity of a master in
chancery and report on the facts as they
Kat a Political Affair.
It was not a party affair with tha presi
dent. Mr. Conrad declared, but an honest
desire to get at the facts ln tbe case, both
democrats and tepublicans being involved
In the charges. The president was anxious
to have the matter thoroughly sifted and
any criticism, credit or blame arising from
the Inquiry would be borne by him.
Mr. Conrad expressed . the opinion that
both he and Mr. Bonaparte would agree as
to the recommendation to se made to the
The trials of those persons indicted In the
postoffice frauds cases It is expected will
begin at the October term of tha-district
court. This was the opinion expressed by
Hon. Holmes Conrad, one of the Special
counsel engaged by the government in the
prosecution of the cases.
The government will consolidate the cases
where this is practicable, so as to expedite
matters, unless the accused persons shall
demand separate trials.
Tm Dedicate Shersaaa Statae.
Arrangements are being made by the
local committee of the Army of the Po
tomac for the snnual meeting October IS
and IS next, when the Sherman statue
Is to be dedicated. General Nelson A. Miles
Is the chairman of the committee, which
Includes many other well known army offi
cers. A large number of special committees
have been appointed to take Immediate
charge of the numerous details incident to
the gathering. The exercises attending ths
unveiling of the Sherman statue are under
the direction of tbe Society of the Army
These will be held October 15. when there
will be an address by President Roosevelt,
an oration by the former speaker of the
house of representatives, Hon. David B.
Henderson, and remarks by members of
the armies of the Potomac, the Cumber
land and the Ohio, which also meet here
during the week. General Daniel Sick'ns
will speak, for the Army of the Potomac.
On the evening of October II there Is to
be a Joint banquet of all the army societies,
one of the speakers at which will be Gen
eral Brooke, president of tha Society of
the Army of the Potomac
Banks Withdraw Clrealatloa.
Applications from nstionsl banks for the
retirement of circulation sre reaching ths
Treasury depsrtment In unexpected num
bers and amounts. For the seven business
days of the present month the spplica
tlons aggregate H.7C.50. Under the law
only $3,000,000 In circulation can be retired
in any one month and the applications ane
granted ln the order In which they are
received. For several months past the re
tirements of circulation have been only
nominal, and during the refunding period
the circulation Increased by about 140.000,.
000. The present movement Is accounted for
at the Treasury department by the high
price of bonds, the banks evidently seeing
a greater profit In selling their bonds than
ln keeping them in circulation.
Adsslral Samtner te Ret arm.
Rear Admiral Sumner, commander-in-chief
of the South Atlantic station, today
hauled down his flag and will return to
the United States. He retires ln December.
Rear Admiral Lamberton succeeds him In
command of the South Atlantic station.
Secretary Wilson Goes te Ltah.
Secretary Wilson left here today for
Ogden, Utah, where he is to deliver an
address before the Irrigation congress Sep
LANGLEY HAS MISFORTUNE
Prwpeller af Aerwdreaae Breaks aad
Dwee Coaalderahle Daaaaare
te Other Parts.
WIDE WATER.' Va.. Sept. I. -Prof.
Langley's airship was disabled again this
afternoon by ths wreck of the starboard
propeller, which broke about tba middle
under pressure ef Its own velocity. One
of the blades dashed against ths frame
work, doing considerable daroaga The
blade whirled through ths air at a fast
rate, barely mlssl-g several men on the
deck of a tugboat Prof. Msnley, who was
ln the car, at once had the machine placed
The structural weakness which this see.
ond accident indicates may require much
work before a launching Is attempted.
Prof. Lsngley was not here todsy, but a
test would hare beea made if all baa son
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fatr Thursday and
Warmer in East Portion; Friday Fair and
T rasp rata re at Osaaha Yesterday
Bear. Dec. Hear. Deg.
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Sa.Be KB 4 b. bb Mt
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11 a, as Mil T s. at B
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ALLEGED SMUGGLERS CAUGHT
Mea Said tm Be Eagaed la Illicit
IsaBortatloa af Tskaees
' t Arreeted.
NEW TORK. Bept. . The examination
of James Wahrman. a dealer in leaf to
barco, today before United States Commis
sioner Rldgeway on a charge of buying
smuggled goods brought out the fact If
the confessions of two sailors arrested
Monday Hfm to be believed, there are a
number of tobacco merchants In New Tork
engaged In Illicit traffic ln tobacco. For
many months the treasury agents have
been Investigating what they felt assured
wss a well laid conspiracy to smuggle Into
New Terk Sumatra leaf tobacco used for
wrapper on expensive cigars and bearing
a very high rate of duty. It can be pur
chased ln Holland for fcO cents a pound and
easily disposed of In the United States for
liW per pound. Much of It Is smuggled. It
Is declared, from The Netherlands, by sail
ors, particularly the men In the engine and
stoker rooms, and the federal officers had
been unable to get their hands on the re
ceivers or purchasers.
Sunday night two treasury officials fol
lowed two sailors of the Koenlgen Lulse,
giving the names of Thome and Schoon,
whom, they say, delivered smuggled to
bacco to Joseph Wahrman. Today when
the three men were arraigned before the
commissioners the two sailors made con
fessions, testifying ln behalf of the gov
ernment and against Wahrman. The com
missioner held Wahrman for trial in $1,600
ball, which was furnished. Wahrman de
nied the charge most emphatically and In
sisted he was a victim of curcumstances.
The sailors were paroled.
PRIZE FIGHTER IS DEAD
Joseph Riley Dies and Clab Blaaaarer
ie I ader Arrest at Phila
dalBkia, PHILADELPHIA, Sept 10. Joseph Riley,
a bantamweight pugilist died shortly after
midnight st St. Anges' hospital. Riley
last night engaged In a six-round
bout with Grif Jones at the Southern Ath
letic club. The fight ended In a draw and
Rlley seemed In good condition at the con
clusion of the fight but shortly after rench
Ing his dressing room he fell to ths floor
and in an unconscious condition wa re
moved to St Agnes' hospital . He never
Grif Jones. William Hohl, the proprietor
of tbe club, and several seconds of tba two
men In the bout are under arrest Tbe
dead roan fought under the name of Joseph
Rlley. but It I understood that hi right
name was Olin Knight He waa 13 year of
MAYOR LOW IS ENDORSED
Political OrgaalaatlBas Opposed to
TaxesBaay Hall Will Kama Pres
at Hew Terk Exeeetlre.
NEW TORK, Sept S. At the fusion con
ference tonight the name of Seth Low was
endorsed as the candidate for mayor to be
presented at the fuslnnlst convention by
all the bodies affiliated with the fusion
movement except the Greater New Tork
democracy and Kings county democracy.
The conference waa held at the headquar
ters of the ClUsens' union.
The committees, representing the bodies
affiliated with the fusion movement at the
conference, were: The Citizens' union, New
Tork. Kings. Queens and Richmond coun
ties republicans, German-American Mu
nicipal league of Brooklyn. Austro-Hunga-rian
Anti-Tammany association, German
American Municipal league of Manhattan
and the Italian-American league.
LOOKING F0RJTHE MURDERERS
Body af Rtraagrr Posad la Saa Fraa
else Bear I aar Address mt Far
Birr Seaatar treat Arkaaaae.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. . The police
are searching for the murderer of a man
whose deed body was found In a rarant
lot on Telegraph Hill late yesterday after
noon. The police have unearthed no elu
beyond the fact that on the Buffalo news
paper In which the body wss wrapped wss
a label bearing tbs name and address of
Hon- J. K. Jones, Washington, Ark., and
Immediately under It the words, "The Bul
letin." The detectives have a theory that through
carelessness of tbe mailing clerk tha slip
bearing ths name of Senator Jones was
inadvertantly pasted on the paper, which
came to this city among tha exchange of
tbe Evening Bulletin.
CONFESSES A DOUBLE MURDER
Mam Adaalts That Ba Killed Bis Di
re reed Wife aad Her
SPRING GREEN. Wis., Sept. t.-George
Brandt todsy confessed he last night shot
and killed his divorced wife. Mary Brandt
aged SI. and her mother, Mrs. Mary Mur
phy, sged 60. st their horns nesr here.
A 12-year-old son of ths Brandts wit.
nessed the shooting. After tbs murder
Brandt attempted suiclds. but failed. He
gives no reason for the deed.
Maresseats mt ttc-raa Vessels Sept. V.
At New Tork Arrived: Graf Wsldersee,
from Hamburg: Akrania, from Liverpool;
Majestic, from Liverpool; LaurenLian, from
Glasgow, balled: St. Loula, for Southamp
ton; pottsdam, for Rotterdam.
At Moville Arrived: Ethiopia, for Glas
gow and proceeded.
At oueen town Arrived: Teutonic, from
New York. 8 tiled: Saxonla, from Liver
pool for Boston; Carpathla, from New York
for Liverpool and proceeded.
At Southampton Arrived: Philadelphia,
from New York. Sailed: Kaiser Wllhelm
II, from Bremen for New York via Cher
At Liverpool Arrived: Friesland. from
At Brow head Passed: Englishman, from
Portland for Liverpool.
At Tory Island Passed: Ethiopia, from
New York for Glasgow.
At The Llaard Passed: La Lorraine, ffem
New York for Havre.
At I lover Passed : Memphis, from San
Francisco via ports for Hamburg.
At Glasgow Arrived: Kaiser William
der Groaae, from New York; Triton la, from
Montreal via Liverpool.
At Cherbourg Sailed: Kslser Wllhelm
II. from Bremen and Southampton, fur
At Antwerp Arrived: Swltserland, from
At liong Kong Arrived previously: Ta
eoma. Iron Tsimma via Xkohama,
CONGRESS OF MISERS
Second Day's Sestioa Eald at Lead Eear
Many Ectolnlioci i reposed.
ADDRESS MADE BY JOHN t, WEBSTER
Omaha Has Speaks on Subject of "Gold
YELLOW METAL IS MEASURE OF POWER
8aaTchinf for It, Nations Ears Been
DIRECTOR OF FEDERAL MINT TALKS
ays Activity af Mlaers aad laerease
f Gold Rapply May Pat Stop
tm Perlodle Stasraatlaa
LEAD. S, D., Sept . Today the Ameri
can Mining congress moved over to Lead,
and after receiving a oordial welcome from
Mayor E. F. Irwin on behalf of the city
proceeded to Ivans ot tbe buajieas of Its
sixth annual session where it left oft st
Dead wood last night Three sessions were
held todsy and no session will be held
Thursday to enable delegates, member snd
attendants st the congress to inrpect tho
mines and mining plants In snd near Lead
and (o view the chief eceulo points here
abouts. Three more sessions will be held
ln Lead on Friday, and then the congress
will go back to Dead wood, where it expects
to conclude Its work on Saturday afternoon.
The regular order of the morning sestiou,
which was to consist of a formal welcoming
of members and delegates to the city of
Lead was not followed. It being decided to
postpone that feature until afternoon.
On motion It was decided to read resolu
tions which are to be submitted to the con
gress for aotlon. Among these wss one
submitted by Edward F. Brown of Denver,
to petition tha congress of the United State
to pass a law forming a department of
mines and mining, which should hare the
same standing as ths Department of Com
merce and Labor, to be administered by a
head regularly appointed by the president
and who should take his official place with
other members of the president's cabinet.
Aak Caraegle for Beau.
A resolution was submitted by C. L. Dlg-
nowlty, delegate from Pennsylvania asking
the mining congress to petition Andrew
Carnegie to build a suitable and permanent
building at WaahUigton. D. . C. for ths e
elusive benefit of the mining interests of
America. Resolutions were referred to the
Reading of the constitution and bylaw to
govern the American Mining congress, v
which wer drafted by the executive com
mittee, waa called for. After tha secretary
finished the reading the delegates voted te
postpone discussion of these and they were
made a special rrder for Friday evening.
John I.latchford of Terry. 8. D., re4 a
paper on "Ore tDeposlts of the Northern
Black Hnis. rter which tha rongreas- ad
journed until : :tt p. hi.
The attendance at the congress was In
creased by the arrival isst night of nearly
100 ,delegates from Oregon who had been
delayed by a railroad accident and who had
Intended to boost Portland as the place for
the next annual session.
The principal speaker at today's three
sessions were George E. Roberts, director
of the mint; John L. Webster of Omaha
and E. W. Parker of the rnlted States
geological survey, Washington, D. C. Mr.
Roberts and Mr. Parker spoke In the after
noon and Mr. Webster in the evening.
Each speaker wss listened to with the
closest attention by the audience and each
given a rising vote of thanks for honoring
the congress by attending Its sessions snd
for their well prepared and in teres ting
Hopes far Silver.
Mr. Roberts, Just before concluding liis
sddress, referring to tbe recent Increase
In the value of silver, said be believed
sliver had seen its worst days and that it
would before long reach and maintain a
staple standard of value. The statement
was received with a great burst of ap
plause. This reference by the director of the mint
to silver led a Deadwood delegate to sub
mit a resolution against "any further legis
lation by congresa tending to restrict the
further coinage of silver as a real money
or to depress it value upon the market,"
The resolution, the reading of which elicited 1
some applause from delegates, was referred
to tho committee on resolutions.
Director Roberts Address.
George .. Roberts, director of the mint, 1
spoke, saying in part:
The output of gold, which received a
temporary check by the war ln the Trans
vaal, will amount this year to s new rec
ord, and next year ln all probability to an
other new one, for the Transvaal will not
fully recover Its position unul then and all
of the Important gold-producing regions of
the world are promising enlarged yields.
The ore deposits in sight, the advance made
in metaiurgy and the abunaance of capital
seeking Investment in the induslrv, com
bine lo give assurance that Ihe yield will
not decline for a long time to come. Down
to twenty yeara ago the world a supply of
gold came mainly from placers, prof. Sues,
the Austrian geologist, based Ms famous
argument for llmeullsm In 174 uion the
llitfory lhat placers were and ulways would
Ikj the chief source of supply and that aa
the world had been nearly all explored the
annual ield of gold In the future must
be a diminishing one. The nuetalurgical .
discoveries of Hie last twenlv years, the
new processes of reduction, sre to be c-red-ltl
with the new gulden stream.
The jM-cple who are counting on stagna
tion and liquidation to follow the present
era of prnaperity may not he giving due
importance lu this annual addition lo the
monetary stock of the world. A period of
enterprise and free investment exhausts
the funds of liquid capital and a halt ia
ordinarily noreaaary until the fund ia re
pieniahed by savings. The process may be
idenlihed by a raise of Interest ratea and a
fall In the value of Investments that yield
a fixed rate, and Its influence, of course, la
to put a stop to the letter. Everv sddltloti
to ihe bank reserves at such a time has a
direct bearing on the situation, and a flow
of EiAO.OUO.buo of new gold every year Into
the financial centers of the world Bill be a
faclor not to be overlooked. Its accumula
tion in ths banks will naturally fores in
terest rates down, which in turn forraa ih.
I value of fixed Investments up. snd the re-
Bui t Is a stimulus to enterprise until tbs
new supplies ars aoaorbeu, when the pro
cess Is repeated.
Tbe address Of Mr. Parker, which had
nothing to do with gold, seemed to be
something of a novelty to a majority in
tbe hall, but wa followed with evident
interest He said ln part:
t bbb try's Waaltk la CeaL
How msny of you are aware that ln 11
the United States produced practically 40
per cent of ths entire world's supp,y ef
pig Iron snd 44 per cent of the entire out
put of steel In limit tbi country added
nearly J.wO.U'a tons lo the pig iron product
of 1H snd reached a total of nearly li.OiXi..
( long I oris. How many or you are sware
that in l&u'J we produced slmost double the
amount of pig iron made in ibis country
in Vmn, tea years before, and about lour
times that made in Uur.'? How many of
you are aware that in tbe first half of 1
tha f ornaoas el tha L'iais4 Miaias tuxaed
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