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The Omaha Daily Bee
ESTABLISHED JUNE . 10, 1871.
(MAIIA, THUKSDAY MOUSING, OCTOBER 13, 1903 TEN PAGES.
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RUSSIA SHOWS FORCE
Troop in Larga Humbr Are Mused on
Plain Bear Fort Arthur.
DISPLAY A SURPRISE TO CHINESE
Kore Soldiers 8oea Than Wert Thought
to Bt in Manchuria,
THINKS THIS BEST WAY TO AVOID WAR
Commander of Czar's Forcea Girts Hit
Beaton for Manearert,
JAPAN OFFICIALLY DENIES REPORTS
(vernment Says Ken-otlntlens Art
Frosrresstag Satisfactorily with
No Rua to Anticipate
PORT ARTHUR. Oct. ll-The review by
the viceroy. Admiral Alexleff, on Sundad,
of Tt.000 soldiers participating In the man
euvers, u tha laat act of last week's
This foroa wu massed on the plain out
ftlle thla city. It Included Infantry, cavalry
fend artillery. Every Infantry regiment Is
partly mounted. In accordance with tha re
cent regulations. Foreigners vera given
vary opportunity to wltneaa the display
fend the statements of officers regarding tha
total fort-m were verified by count of tha
It wu alao officially announced that tha
entire force within eaay ope ratine distance
of Port Arthur numbera 160,000 men. Two
month ago It waa 60,000 men. Bunday'a
spectacle demonstrated that the reporta
regarding ralnforcementa arriving in Man
churia under estimated the real Increase.
The army assembled Sunday waa greater
than tba Pekln diplomatists believed Rus
ata'a entire, force In Manchuria to be
Officials here ara taking palna to advertise
Russia's strength and proclaim that the
maneuvers ara Intended as an object let-
Beat Way to Prevent War.
Admiral Alexleff. speaking to an Amert
fran official, said:
War would be a great calamity. Here we
believe that the best way to prevent it
would be to strengthen ourselvaa aa much
aa possible, therefore we have left no
fetepa untaken for that purpose.
The details of the maneuvers were kept
secret, but the correspondent of the At'
oclated Frees learned that the i landing
forces at Talten Wan bay were repulsed.
It la reported that the attacking army
broke through Port Arthur's defences at
Two battleships and two cruisers are on
their way here from Russia. When they
arrive Russia's naval force on this station
ill be stronger than' Japan'!, according
to the views of tha Russian officials.
Antic ipation of war Is at fever heat in
the army and navy; but this is baaed en
tirely on the activity ef the preparation
' visible everywhere. 'The higher officials be-
Jleve that Japan has been over awed by the
Demonstration of Russia's power.
No steps toward the evacuation of Man
churia have been taken. ' The - Official
Journal, the editor of which Is a colonel on
the vlceroy'a staff, says none will be taken.
The governors of East Siberia are here.
consulting with the viceroy for the purpose
of arranging a new division of territory
beyond the Amur Into three provinces.
The reporta that a Chinese army had as
sembled In tha rear of Mukden are not
Marines Leave for Port Arthnr.
ST.' PETERSBURG, Oct. 14. A thousand
tnartne belonging to the Baltic fleet left J
ft. Petersburg today for Port Arthur.
Japaa atone Talk of War.
LONDON, Oct. 14. The Japanese gov
ernment has Issued a denial of the alarmist
report of the Imminence of war with Rua-
sla In a dispatch from Toklo, dated yester
day, and seut to the Japanese ministers
abroad. It says:
The negotiations ooneernina- the Man-
churlan and Corean questions are follow
ing the normal course, and there la no rea
son to anticipate a rupture between Japan
and Russia. The alarmist reporta current
owiveu are uwuiu ok xounuauun.
FOURTEEN PEOPLE INJURED
Mlaaonrl Paclne Train striken Open
twitch mad Freight Train
JOPLIN, Mo, Oct. l.-Mlasourl Paciflo
passenger train No. tt, from Kansaa City,
run Into an open switch In the yards here
tonight, colliding with the rear end of a
freight train standing on a siding, and In
juring fourteen persona
Mr. Nefa Haynea of Joplln, Mrs. Alex
STtlack of Carthage, Mrs. Haynes' child, J.
N. Potta of Marceltne, Ma; Mrs. Estrada
of Jopllu. Mrs. P. W. White of Joplln, Mrs.
W. B. Warosley of Jopliq, Mrs. M. R.
English of Washington county, la.; Mrs.
Ryan A. Daith of Joplln, Mrs. J. M. Hlckey
f Carthage, cut about head and probably
Internal Injuries; unconscious; J. H. Hill of
Sarcoxie, head cut and unconscious; Bella Good Crop in Sew tooth Wales.
Clark of Carthage, Riley Clark, colored SYDNEY. N. 8. W., Oct. 14 The gv
jiorter, condition serious; Beatrice Kennolly, emment estimates the area of wheat In
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
X amber of Rnrnl Cnrrlera Appointed
n Kebrnaka. Iowa, and
I From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Oct. ll.-Tspeclal Tele
gram.) Rural carriers appointed today:
Nebraska I'nlon. regular. Earl Vpton;
substitute, Linus Reynolds. Hampton, reg
ular. Will Cat Iron; substitute, Maude M.
Cuttrou. Iowa Marbl Rock, regular, Jesse
U. Smith; substitute. Lewis M. Smith. Pat.
teeon. regular, Warren A. Folwell; substi
tute, Frank Folwell. Center Point, regular,
Artie R. Stewart; substitute, John Arnett!
Persia, regular, Archie L. Matson; substi
tute. Roy W. Matson. Nodaway, regular.
J. W. Kirk; substitute, Jesse T. Brown.
South Dakota Centen HI, regular. William
G. Beriath; substitute, Henry K. Bake
man. Dead Man Is from Chleago.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 14. The man who
commuted suicide In a King street lumber
yard lait naturoay has been Identified aa
Robert riader. late of Chicago. He wrote to
his friends In that city on the night be lore
he shot luniMilf. stating that he Intended to
lake his own life.
Tmm Killed la Collision.
. -a 1. INVINNATI. 0.t. 14.-By a collUlon of
fr.tal ' on U Cincinnati. Urrne
I . I.- Heoria traction line at North hend
I V!i mrn- 'inard Harrow. Luborar.
, lin. O. au.l Tt.ou.aa Bott, niai.,ruiau.
1 - er h.Uio0. pevoiai MImis war
OUTLAWS ATTACKED BY CREW
Om of the . A;
nillrrra Is Killed
MANILA. Oct. 14. -The t ' '-.'
In which Johnston and H.-rm. W
way constabulary officers, accot..
one constable, started from Oulbal
agan islands, attacked the outlaws on near-
Ing the latter plane, killing Johnston and
wounding Herman and the constable.
Herman killed four of the crew and the
other two Jumped overboard. He then put
back to Negros, where he sent guns and
ammunition to the police and abandoned
the boat off Nabalva. Bayouan, where he
was: In hiding when the last was heard from
On Saturday night the police captured the
boat, several constabulary guns, ammuni
tion and some money. They also buried
Johnstone, whose body whs found In the
boat. It la presumed that the crew In
tended to kill the outlaws and secure their
money and arms.
I.arardo Toledo, the insurrectionist who
has beon operating In Albay for some time
past, has surrendered with thirty of his
men and ten guns. The only band now
operating In the province of Albay Is that
formed by Sarin, possessing. It Is believed,
tome ten guns.
Governor Taft hat wired the War depart
ment that he will Intervene with the Typo
graphical union committee appointed to in
vestigate the charge that George Tracy was
dismissed from the foremanshlp of the in
sular printing bureau for promoting the
formation of the union.
He reported that the evidence submitted
showed thatthe action of the public printer
Impelled the failure of Tracy to fulfill the
obligation as assumed at the time of his
appointment and also his neglect of the
duty Involved by the obligation mentioned.
to teach Filipinos the printing trade.
The Philippine commission has notified
the Chinese government that an export
duty of 6 per cent has been Imposed on
TAKE LAW INTO OWN HANDS
Mot at Hamilton, Ontario. Cannot
Walt for Condemned Man to
HAMILTON, Ont. Oct. 14. Walter Jack
son. the convicted murderer of Fonnle
Buck, a 6-year-old boy, was taken from the
county Jail here last night by a mob and
Shortly before midnight seventy-five
masked men, all armed with rifles or shot
guns, forced their way through the rear of
the Jail and overpowered Jailer Stephens,
Jackson pleaded piteously for .mercy, but
was taken into the street, where the mob
had equipped itself with a rope. This waa
quickly thrown over an olectric pole and
the noose placed about JacVson's neck,
He was asked If he had anything to say,
but only pleaded for mercy. The mob then
pulled him Into the air, after which they
quietly dispersed. Not -a, shot was fired.
Thirty-five minutes after the lynching
Jackson's body was cut down by tha sheriff
and coroner and removed to the morgue.
The murder of little Fonnie-Buck was
i " peculiarly - atrocious crime." - When" tfce
body was found It was horribly mutilated.
Suspicion 'pointed to- Jackson and when he
arrested a lynching was narrowly
averted. His trial quickly followed and a
verdict was returned within two hours. He
was sentenced to be banged, but his at
torneys appealed' to 'the supreme court.
SULTAN OFFERS AMNESTY
Porte Will Provide Fnnds to Restore
Property of Macedonian Refugees
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 14. After corre
spondence with the Macedonian refugeea
through the Bulgarian government the
sultan has promised a general amnesty and
funds n aid of rebuilding their home
steads if the fugitives return to Mace
donia. The refugees have consented on
condition of the repatriation being under
foreign control. The authorities in Rou-
manta are now estimating the amount nec
essary to carry out the arrangement. This
news has made a favorable Impression
here. The government has decided to dis
miss several elapses of reserve aa soon as
the porto begins to fulfill Its promises.
l.lnen Weavers May Arbitrate.
PARIS, Oct. I4- A proposition to arbi
trate the strike of linen weavers at Armen
tier has been submited to a referee. After
yesterday's riots parties of Armentlers ap
peared as though attacked by an army.
The populace Is still In a state of terror.
Texan Mnrrlea English Girl.
LONDON, Oct. 14 -John M. Love of
Galveston, Tex., son of Colonel R. S. Love
of the Galveston Newa, and Miss Ethel,
daughter of Herbert Oxley of London, were
married at the Church of St. Mary Abbotts
Training thin May Be Lost.
AMSTERDAM. Oct.- 14.-Some concern la
felt for the safety of the Dutch steamer
I Argus, used as s training ship for naval
I cadets. Two cruiser have started to search
the North sea for the missing vessel.
New South Wales at 1.S36.M8 acres, or 21600
acres above the area In 1901. Th condition
of the wheat Is distinctly good.
MISSOURI LOOKS FOR GRAFT
Graad Jary at JetTeraoa City Ha
Legislators and Other I p
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 14.-The
grand Jury which la Investigating the legis
lative boodllng had four witnesses before
They were Representative J. N. Gipson of
Charlton, former Representatives E. E.
Phlppa of Kansaa City and Russell Kris
ley of Carroll and Senator L. A. Yories
of St. Joseph. Senator Vories introduced
and passed through the senate a bill requir- 1 Congress for approval and any law amend
ing the St. Joeeph railroad to carry pas- Ing the constitution to this or any other
sengers for one fare on all lis lines, ' effect, must be sanctioned by two con-
but it died in tha houso. Corrupt influences
were charged at the time and Senator
Vories waa probably asked for any In
formation he may have on the subject.
Representative Phlppa Is supposed to have
told of th influence which defeated Sen
ator Jewell's candy bill. This is his second
appearance before tha graitd Jury. He is
considered an Important wltneaa.
The appeal of Colonel Edward Butler
of St Louis, convicted of attempted brib
ery and sentenced to three yetra' im
prisonment In the penitentiary, was taken
under advisement by the supreme court
today at the conclusion of arguments
by Attorney General Crow for the stale
and Judge Williams for th defense. A
JeoUsioA uajr be raodertiX next moatl,
RING AND PRESIDENT DINE
Heads of French and Italian Nations Ban
quet at El r see Pal act.
TALKS TAKE ON A POLITICAL TINGE
Feast Made Oeeasloa for Expressing
Goed Feeling Sow Existing; Be
tween People and Govern
ments of Two Countries.
PARIS, Oct. 14. President Loubet this
evening gave a banquet at the Elysee
palace In honor of the king and queen of
Italy. It was a brilliant function and was
an occasion for toasts In which host and
guest alike expressed their pleasure at the
rapproachement between the two nations and
dwelt on the happy effect that the Franco
Italian friendship would have on the rela
tions of the European powers generally.
At the end of the banquet President Lou
bet arose and addressing King Emmanuel
Sir: Franco renllzcs the significance of
your majesty's visit to the president of this
republic. In which it sees a striking demon
stratlon of the close Hsreement which, re
spending equallr to the sentiments and in
terests of the Italian and French woples,
hss been established between their govern
ments. It Is assured that the two countries
henceforth can pursue, their national tasks
with reciprocal confidence and goodwill.
France hails vour majesty's arrival with
sincere Joy, which Joy is doubled by the
sractous presence or your nueen. wnn an
mv heart I raise mv slass in the name of
France and her government In honor of
yeur majesties, drinking to the glory of
your reign, to vour hspplness and to that
of the queen dowager and to the greatness
and prosperity of Italy.
Response of the King.
King Victor Emmanuel In reply to this
toast thanked the Fttnch president and ex
pressed his delight at the hearty welcome
that he and Queen Helena had received,
adding that he saw therein more than a
mere demonstration of the traditional
politeness of the French. His majesty then
France rightly considers my presence In
Paris the natural result of that work of
rapproachement happily accomplished be
tween the two countries. Italy s interests
make her ardently desire the continuation
of peace. Her position In Europe enables
her to contribute by her attitude to the
realixation of this eminently civilising re
sult, toward which my highest and warm
est aspirations and the constant efforts of
my government are directed.
I know that mv feellnrs are shared by
France and th government of the repub
lic. Therefore I am doubly happy to find
myself on French soil, and happy at the
cordiality shown to the queen and myself.
I am happy to raise my glass to the health
of the president and the greatness and
prosperity of France.
The dining hall presented a very hand
some appearance, being decorated with
choice works of art. The guests num
bered 144 and Included, In addition to the
official personages, a number of celebrities
In the world of literature and art.
The streets tonight were thronged with a
happy crowd admiring the decorations and
Illuminations, which were - numerous and
magnificent, especially In the Place and
Avenue de l'Opera, the grand boulevards
I and the Rue Royale. Carriage trafflo had
to be suspended throughout the evening.
The people showed remarkable enthusiasm.
ARBITRATION TREATY SIGNED
Preaek nnd English Diplomat s Com
plete Agreement to Sapport
The Ilagae Tribunal.
LONDON, Oct. 14 The arbitration treaty
between Great Britain and France was
signed here today by Foreign Secretary
Lansdowne and the French ambaaeador. M.
The text of the treaty Is aa follows:
The government of the French republic
and the government of his British majesty,
signers of the convention concluded at Th
Hague July 29. 1S99, for the peaceful settle
ment of international disputes, considering
that by article 19 of that treaty the high
contracting powers reserve to themselves
the right of concluding arguments with the
view to have recourse to arbitration In all
cases which they shall consider it possible
to submit thereto, have authorised the un
dersigned to agree to the following pro
Article 1 Differences of a judicial order.
of such as relate to the Interpretation of
treaties existing net wee u the two contend
ing parties, wlilch may arise between and
which may not be possible to settle by
means of diplomacy, shall be submitted to
the permanent court of arbitration and
hoard at The Hague by the convention of
July 29, lt!t. on condition, however, that
they do not involve either vital Interests or
the independence or honor of the two con
tracting states, and that they do not affect
the interests of a third power.
Art. 2 In each particular rase the high
contracting parties, before addressing them
selves to the permanent court or arbitra
tion, shall sign a special arbitration bond
setting forth clearly the subject under dis
pute, the extent of the powers of the arbi
tration and the powers to he observed, as
regards the constitution of the arbitral and
Art. S The present arrangement Is con
cluded for a term of five years from the
date of the signature.
COLOMBIA PREPARING TREATY
Firat tie pa Taken Townrd Submitting
Cnnnl Proposition to I'nlted
BOGOTA, Colombia. Oct. 14 The senate
committee charged with drawing up a
bill authorising the president- of the re
public to negotiate a new canal treaty with
the United States, today presented the
project to the Senate. It provides that the
latter must approve or disapprove the ex
tension of the concession for six years,
granted to the new Panama Canal com
pany in 1900. If this Is disapproved, Colom
bia will reimburse $1,000,000 to th com
pany, with Interest, and will take posses
sion of the canal works next year, in which
case this republic will then be able to ne
gotiate a new treaty with the United
States. If the extension of the concession
la approved by the Senate, the new Panama
Canal company will have until the year
ISM to fulfil its obligations. Tha Senate
will take up the bill on Monday.
It Is pointed out that authorisations
given to the executive by the Senate to
negotiate treaties are valueless, aa the
executive, according to the constitution,
can negotiate treaties without authorlza-
i tlon from the Senate and present trfem to
, secutlve congresses.
Hnrrlrnno Cnnsrs Great tnfferlng.
MOBILE. Ala.. Oct 14. According to In
formation received by steamship fronj
Georgetown, Grand Cayman, the condi
tions on the Islands aa a result of the hur
ricane and flood are deplorable and the
people are suffering from fever. It is also
staled that the supply of food la scant
The fever la attributed to decaying fruit
and asp tree which were felled bv the
storm and to numeroua rattle that perished.
tt. Leo Is Man Jnmpa from Steamer.
STOCKTON, Cal.. Oct. It.-A well
dressed man. who gave hia name as J.
W. Faches, and said lie was from Si. Iouls,
Committed suicide by Jump ng off the
steamer Captain Webb lil night on Its
pauag Ui tiwta oA iraauowo Ut Uu
IN A FIGHT OVER RATES
Road Cannot Agree I pen a Cross
Continent nnd Gnlf
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Oct. 14 Behind
closed doors at the Gait house prominent
traffic officials of transcontinental and
southeastern roads today discussed the
question of a croos-contlnent and gulf rate,
upon which they could not agree last week
The situation has developed into a fight
on the part of the roela throughout the
section bourded by the Ohio river on the
north Hiid the Mississippi river on the west
agaitiFt the western transcontinental lines.
The roads which comprise the Southeast
ern Freight association and those In the
Transcontinental Freight association until
recently have been making through rates
from Tennessee. Georgia and to other south
ern states to the Pacific roast and vice
versa. The southeastern lines, however, for
the last five years have been dissatisfied
with the divisions they got out of the
through rate, but their demands for a
larger division were refused. The south
eastern lines then cancelled their e&stbound
rales from the Pacific.
That was during July and since then
shippers from or to California have had to
bill their goods twice. The transcontinental
lines retaliated by abolishing westbound
rates and the manufacturers were left
without through rates. This state of af
fairs led to the closing down of many fac
tories In the south In the last few months.
Formerly they were given a through rate
of about 11.45 for their product to Cali
fornia. Now the lowest combination rate
amoimta to tl.65. Thpy lost heavily on
goods they had agreed to lay down In Cali
fornia at a certain price and are afraid to
sell khead on contracts.
Cotton piece goods have been shipped
around Cape Horn to California for the
first time In decades. The southeastern
roads have two alternative which they are
debating whether to ask the transcon
tlnental lines to go tn with them on a horl
sontal Increase of about 10 or more per cent
on this business or to raise their own sep
arate rates to points where the roods are
turned over to the western lines. Many
southern manufacturers claim that a raise
tn rates will kill their business.
MOVEMENTS 0FTHE D0WIEITES
to Hew York on Crnsade
Others Will Colonise
CHICAGO. HI, Oct. 14.-The "restoration
pot" of Zlon City began Its moving upon
New York City today. At Intervals of one
half hour train loads of the followers of
John Alexander Dowie loft the north shore
city, eight trains In all, bearing over 1,000
At the blowing of the fire vflsiles every
Inhabitant of the city was ready to kneel
and pray for a safe Journey, and over 7,000
men, women and children gathered at the
railway station to listen to the final in
structions of their leader. '
The cars are decorated only with a Zlon
banner at th rear of each train, while the
Zlon guards were distributed throughout
the rasa, while the i"v band and the res
toration choir of U voice and the- chil
dren's choir gathered about to inspect the
The train went over various lbies, passing
around Chicago. The band and choir trains
were the last to leave.
NEW YORK. Oct. 14. Madison Square
-..& f. hA n
, . ., . ' , . . . . .. .
John Alexander Dowie and his adherents,
who are expected to arrive Friday to under-
take a reformation.
Workmen today began to build at the
east end of the garden a platform with a
aeatlng capacity sufficient for ' "Zion'e-'
600 offlcera and choir of 600. In front of the
platform will be a, baptismal pool thirty
feet long and fifteen feet wide.' .
ABERDEEN, 8. D. Oct. 14.-L. D. Harr
of Rock ford, III., waa in Aberdeen last
night on his way home from North Dakota.
He announced that k. had cloned a deal
for 32,000 acres of land in southwestern
North Dakota for the Dowleites of Chicago,
who purpose to colonize the land and
establish colonies In Bowen and Billing
TILLMAN CASE GOES TO JURY
Jadge Givea Explicit laatrnetlona Re
garding the Plea of telf
Defenae. LEXINGTON. 8. C Oct. - 14.-Colonl
Croft of counsel for the defense, resumed
his argument In the Tillman trial, when
court convened today. He was followed by
General Bellinger, who made the closing
argument for the state.
At the conclusion of General Bellinger's
argument Judge Gary Immediately entered
upon his charge to the Jury. After defining
murder and the different degreea of homi
cide, the court charged the Jury that a
plea of self-defense having been set up, th
Jury roust be satisfied by preponderance of
evidence that the defendant was without
fault in bringing on the difficulty; that he
believed he was at the time In danger of
receiving serious bodily Injury, or losing
his life; and that a reasonable man of
ordinary firmness, courage, prudence and
reason would have reached the same con
clusion. The court concluded the charge at 1:42 p.
m., when the Jury retired. Senator Till
man, uncle of the defendant, was In court
DEMOCRATS GET OFFICES
Indlnnnpolla City Ceauell la Probably
Repabllcan, bat Official Coant
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Oct 14.-Complete
unofficial returns In the Indianapolis city
election give Holtzman, democrat, 20.3SH;
Book waiter, republican, 19,St); Hits, pro
hibitionist and Independent. 5.470. Holts
man's plurality is 938. Edward W. Little,
democrat. Is elected Judge of the police
court over Thomas C. Whallen, republican
and present police Judge, by a plurality
of from S4 to 8u0, and while the vote Is
exceedingly close, the Indications are that
William H. Fogarty, democrat. Is elected
city clerk over Thomas J. Yount, repub
lican, by about 140. The city council will
probably be republican, but It will require
the official count to determine.
BODY IS LYING IN STATE
Handred of People View the Remains
of Archbishop Knin at
BALTIMORE. Oct H.-Ths body of
Archblahop Kaln, who died laat night, is
lying in state at St. Agnea aanitarium.
Hundreds of friends and members of the
Catholic clergy have viewed the remains
The relatives of the archbisliop ar
waiting instructions from St Louis, where
U is bcLicvtJ, Ui funeral will Ukt fUco,
FORMER PRESIDENT SPEAKS
Ororer Cleveland Addresses Member! of th
Commercial Club of Chicago.
GOOD CITIZENSHIP IS HIS THEME
American Repabllo the Best Form of
Government for Patriots, hot
Worst Form for Others,
is His Opinion.
CHICAGO, Oct. 14. "Give to our people
something that will concentrate their com
mon affection and solicitous care and let
that be their country's good; give them a
purpose that stimulates them to unite in
lofty endeavor and let that purpose be a
demonstration for efficiency and benef
icence of our popular rule."
This was the solution offered by former
President Qrover Cleveland as a remedy
for corrupt politics, in a speech before the
members of the Commercial club at their
annual banque't given at the Auditorium
hotel tonight. The subject discussed by
Mr. Cleveland waa "American Good Clt
Ixenslilp," and he dwelt at length on the
necessity of every citizen doing his part to
make political action what It should be.
Tills is the first time In eight years that
Mr. Cleveland has visited Chlcsgo, and he
received an enthusiastic reception by th
200 banqueters when he appeared at the
speakers' table. His speech in part was as
Mr. Cleveland Speaks.
' As I understand my situation, I am under
bonds to keep the peace, if possible, by
eschewing oolltics In the few words 1 shall
speak tonight; and I hope 1 may fulfill the
condition of my bono: and avoid aisturmng
those most suspicious of my conduct if 1
deal with that old, old topic, American
uooa . ltixensrup.
Our Kovernment is made bv patriotic, uu
selfish, sober-minded men for the control of
and protection of a patriotic, unselfish and
sober-minded people. It Is suited to such
a people; but for those who are selfish,
corrupt and unpatriotic, it Is the worst
government on earth. It la so constructed
that It needs, for its successful operation
the constant care and guiding hand of the
people's abiding faith and lova; and not
only is this unremitting guidance necessary
to keep our national mechanism true to
Its work, but the faith and love which
prompt It ure the best safe-guards against
We are told that the national splendor
we have built upon the showy ventures
of speculative wealth, is a badge of our
KUucess, I'usharing contentment Is en
Joined upon the masses of pur people; and
thev sre Invited, in the' bare subsistence
of their scanty homes, to patriotically re
joice In their oranlry's prosperity. This
Is too unsubstantial an enjoyment of bene
fits to satisfy those who have been taught
American equality; and thus has arisen
bv a perfectly natural process, a dis
satisfied insistence urn in a better dlstrlbu.
tlon of the results of our vaunted pros
gome Objectionable Thinga,
'We now see Its worst manifestation In
the apparently Incorrigible dislocation of
the tiroDer relation ueiween taoor ano
capital. This, of Itself is sufficiently dls
treasina: but thouKhtful men. are not with,
out oread of sadder developments yet to
come. There has also grown up among
our people a disregard for the restraints
of law and a disposition to evade Its lim
itations, while querulous strictures con
cerning the action of our courts tend to
undermine oooular faith in our courts of
Justice; ana last, but by no mean least,
complaints of Imaginary or exaggerated
shortcomings in our financial policies fur
nish an excuse for the flippant exploitation
of all sorts of monetary nostrums.
I hasten to give the assurance that I
have not spoken In a spirit of gloomy
pessimism. I shall be the last of all our
people to believe that the saving grace
of patriotism among my countrymen la
dead or will alwaya sleep. I know tnat
it's timely revival and activity mean the
realisation of the loftiest hopes of a free
naUon. i have faith that the awakening
is forthcoming; and on this faith 1 build
a cheerful hope for the healing of all the
wounds Indicted In slumber and neglect.
Their creed should bind together In gen
erous co-operation all who are willing to
fight to make our government what the
fathers Intended It to be a depository
of benefits which, in equal current and vol
ume, should flow out to all the peopie.
This creed should teach the wickedness of
attempting to mske free opportunity the
occasion for seizing especial advantages,
and should warn against the dangers of
ruthless rapacity. It should deprecatg os
"n,.tt"ff K?k2" ih-".iiI
of public affairs simplicity and strict
economy. It should teach toleration In
all things save dishonesty and infidelity
to public trusts.
Mr. Cleveland arrived tt Chicago early
thla morning and went direct to tha
Auditorium hotel, where he greeted a
number of friends who were waiting to
At 1 o'clock this afternoon he was the
guest of Cyrus H. McCormlck and David
R. Jones at a luncheon given In his honor
at the Chicago club. Concluding this he
attended the Studebaker theater as the
guest of James H. Eckels, comptroller of
the currency during Mr. Cleveland's sec
Aside from a publlo reception to be
given In Mr. Cleveland's honor at the Art
Institute, the program has not been
definitely decided. After the reception he
will leave for his home in Princeton, N. J.
SORE TOE CAUSE OF ILLNESS
William L. Elklna Very lek as the
Hesnlt of Wearing Tight
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 14-Wllliam L.
Elklns, the millionaire traction owner, la
seriously 111 at his country home a few
miles from Philadelphia.
Mr. Elklns, It Is said, is suffering from
organic troubles and worry has added to
his unfavorable physical condition. It I
also stated that Mr. Elklns' illness began
with Inflammation caused by a tight shoe
Irritating a com on his toe. This trouble
became so acute that It was feared the to
would have to be amputated. No one I
allowed to see the patient and a physician
is at his bedside constantly.
A report was circulated that Mr. Elkin
waa dying, but at hi home tha only an
nouncement made waa that hi condition
wa extremely grave.
KANSAN KILLS HIMSELF
Blacksmith Jnmpa from Viadnet and
Places Head Inder Passing
KANSAS C1TT, Oct. 14 After an unsuc
cessful attempt to kill himself, W. A. At
wcod, aged to, a blacksmith from Everest,
Kan., committed aultide here today In a
sensational manner. First he leaped from
the Fifth afreet viaduct to the railway
yards, fifty fret below. Although badly
Injured, he wa able to walk away unas
sisted and before anyone could reach tha
spot At wood, kneeling beside a passing
freight train, placed hia head under the
wheels. He was decapitated. He was de
spondent over domestic troubles.
Lienor teller Mnat fay Penalty.
BROWNING. Mont., Oct. 14. The
authorities on th Black foot reservation
have arrested Jake Williams on a charge
of having violated the law in selling hiky
nhlch led to tne murders there Sunday
At th preliminary hearing before the
I'nlted States commissioner Williams
waived examination and waa held to the
United Slates grand Jury in tlo.uuO bond.
which he aucuicd. Nothing bat bees
leaxuca v IM suyic iuujuciv-ik
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Cooler Thursday In
West snd Showers in East Portion; Fri
day Fair and Cooler.
Temperntnre nt Omaha Yesterday t
Hear. Deg. Hoar. Ilea.
S a. m HI 1 p. m AT
n. an It p. tn Ml
T n. m nJ a p. nt R
N a. an A-J 4 p. an H"
a. m flit ft p. m HT
10 n. m An 41 p. m...... AT
11 I, A T p. m AA
11 n AS H p. m AA
p p. m AA
FIRST CONVICTION OF KIND
Precedent Established by Finding
Ciallty- Woman Chnrged with
I.nrceny from Person.
In the criminal division of the district
court the first conviction ever made before
Judge Eatelle on the charge of larceny
from th person wa made yesterday after
noon. The case was that of Minnie Brown,
The defendant In thla case was a resi
dent of the burnt district Of late the In
crease In the number of cases where lar
ceny from the person was charged, has
worried the county officials, as It Is a hard
matter to secure convictions In these cases.
The plaintiff In this case, H. D. Jones.
while a visitor ut Miss Brown's domicile,
had tlx $20 gold pieces taken from his per
son and charged Miss Brown with the
theft. The case was called before Judge
Estells Tuesday morning and yesterday
afternoon the Jury returned a verdict of
guilty and the defendant la therefore sub
ject to a penitentiary sentence.
Speaking of this case. Judge Estells
said: "This conviction la a matter of much
concern to me and I am gratified to know
that we have established this precedent
It will give the habitues of the resorts
below the line some Idea of what they may
expect In future cases of this kind. They
victimize every one of the persons who
have exhibited such poor Judgment a to
visit these places. There are no reason
however, why wholesale robberies should,
be made a rule, even In these reeorts."
In thla case the prosecuting attorney
was Assistant County Attorney Frank L.
LOCAL- GOLFERS TO CHICAGO
Delegation from Conn try Clnb Goea
to Partlrlpnto la ome
A delegation of golfers, representing the
Country club of this city, departed for
Chicago last night to participate In aome
big events to be contested in that city thla
The principal event for western golfers
Is the big contest arranged for Saturday
between the best twelve-men team In Chi
cago against an equal number of the crack
players representing the Tranamlsslssippl
Golf association, which Is the largest and
most Important golf organization west of
the Mississippi liver. The players who
constituted the Transmisslasippl team in
clude th following:
A. and J. Stlckney. McKlttrlck and Ijim
bert 'from St. Louis; D. Stewart and D.
Kimball from Omaha; S. Abbott from Lea
.Witt. Neb.; W. Dickinson. J. R. Maxwell
and B. G. Gulnand from Des Molnea; Bend
from St. Paul and Lucas from Denver.
The belief that the Transmtsslssippl team
will be able to put up a winning game Is
found tn the fact that Clarence and Whiter
Egan and Louis James esch of whom
have won the western and national cham
pionship events will not assist In repre
senting the Chicago golfers, as they fere
absent In the east attending college
HOW THE CHJEF KNEW DAVIS
"Private Detective" the Aathor of
Strange Stories Which Sever
"I aee Private Detective Davis ha
broken out again," said Chief Donahue.
"My personal acquaintance with the gen
tleman dates back about four year. He
represented to ma that there was a tunnel
from the northwest corner of Fourteenth
and Dodge to the southwest comer, where
a saloon stood. I had an Investigation
made. There was no tunnel.
"But I had not done yet with Mr. Davis.'
He discovered that Mayor Moore waa to
be assassinated on th very night before
election day, when the mayor was a can
didate In 1W1- Davis nearly pestered m
to death with his nonsense about that affair
and finally I told him I didn't believe a
word of It He finally went to the mayor
with his story and related a weird story
implicating twelve man."
WARNED BY THE CONDUCTOR
Man Killed in Street Car Accident
Blnmed with Hi Own
The coroner' Jury called to investigate
the street car accident which resulted In
the death of John Nelson. Sunday last.
at the south end of the Sixteenth street
viaduct brought In this verdict at t o'clock
last evening: "We. the Jury, find that th
deceased, John Nelson, csme to his
death by being thrown from a street car
while It was rounding the curve at the
south end of the Sixteenth street viaduct,
between the hours of 4 and t o'clock, Sun
day, October 11. and that ha waa thrown
from the rear platform by the car lurch
ing around said curve. W further
that no blame I attached to the
crew from the fact that deceasn'
warned not to atand on platform '
FIRST AUT0M0BILIST JED
E. Fredrlekeoa Asked tu
Daanage for Injnrlea to
The first eult for damages ever brought
tn tha local courts for injuries growing
out of an automobile accident were filed
with the county clerk yeeterday.
The case Is that of Samuel Brown, by his
best friend. Mollis Brown, against Henry
E. Fredrickaon. The petition alleges that
the plaintiff, who is 7 years old, was In
jured by the careless driving of the de
fendant In the operation of his automobile
on October 3. Damages amounting to
tl.SOv ara asked for In tha petition.
SHELDON SUCCEEDS GIBBS
Senator Hanna Appoints Kew York
NEW YORK. Oct. 14 George R. Sheldon
of thla city has received notice from Sen
ator Hanna. chairman of the republican
national' committee, of his appointment as
a member to succeed the Ut Frederick S.
LOOKS INTO FAILURE
0. M. Schwab Said to Bt Beipon libit for
Ship Building Company Failura.
WITHHOLDS MONEY r0M THE CONCERN
Charged with Detaining fundi Earntd by
Bethlehem Steel Company! Plant.
CASH NECESSARY TO PAY EXPENSES
When it Tid Not Dome Company V7ai
RESIDENT DIRECTOR CALLED AS WITNESS
Testimony 9howa Pinna Adopted hy
Mnnagere of Cenrera to Comply
with Letter of Law ta te
leettoa of Officers.
NEW TORK. Oct 14-Th Inquiry Into
the affair of the United State Shipbuild
ing company, which la being pressed by
the Bondholders' Protective asaoclstloti, '
waa resumed today be for Referee t)l
phant. Since the last hearing arrangement have
been made tt take the testimony of Charlea
M. Schwab. Max Tarn Lewia Nixon,
George W. Perkins, John W. Young. Jamea
Dunne Livingstone and others concerned.
D. Leroy Dresser, formerly president of
th Trust Company of the Republic, whose
testimony aa to the circumstances under
which the shipbuilding combination came
Into being, and particularly the terras by
which it acquired the Bethlehem steel
works, and agreed to market Its stock,
startled financial circles, took the stand,
but before he waa asked any questions
there was an argument over the propriety
of Mr. Guthrie, counsel for Mr. Schwab,
It was finally agr. that Mr. Guthrie
should cross-exam I nc Mr. Dresser, and
after It had been explained that Charles
M. Schwab would attot-.ii a id testify when
desired, snd several ui'-sse. Including
Joseph Schwab, Oliver Wren, secretary to
Charles M. Schwab, and Mr. Young, had
been sworn, the examination proceeded.
ot Aware of alue.
Mr. Guthrie first questioned witness as to
the reports he had received or een on th
value of the plant Included In the ship
building combine. Mr. Dresser said that he
had seen the reports of Alexander &
Green, but denied that he had ever seen a
report on the planta mode by Admiral
Cowles of the United State navy. -
"From the time the prospectus was firat
prepared until the transaction was finally
consummated had there been anything sug
gested to you that affected the soundness
of the company?" .
"I suspected nothing until I came back
from Europe." said Mr. Dresner. "I mad
a very careful Inquiry at that tlm. Trou
bl occurred during January and February,
and I believe It waa due to the control by
Mr. Schwab of tha Bethlehem company."
The witness then explained that h had
appealed to Mr. Fam for assistance from -the
Bethlehem: company, and Mid that
even after the Sheldon reorganization the
earning of the several shipbuilding prop
erties and the Bethlehem company worn
sufflclent'to pay fixed charges. Mr. Dres
ser said that all the Information contained
In the prospectus of th company cam
from either Riddle tt Common or Colonel
Witness said he had not talked to Mr.
Schwab about taking a part In the under
writing. Mr. Nixon did that, h said, and
brought hlra Mr. Schwab' subscription of
1500.000. Mr. Schwab later paid th full
amonnt of the allotment against him. He
said there was a sarins of assessments,
and h believed that Mr. Bchwab paid In
Srliwnb Exhibit Report.
Th witness wa then led over the cir
cumstances attending the call which he
and Mr. Nixon mads at the offlo of Mr.
Bchwab on June 14, 190!. He testified that
Mr. Schwab had thowed his report of
the operations and earnings of th Bethle
hem company. t
"Mr. Schwab said it would earn 12,000,000
a year," the witness said, "and at a mat
ter of fact it did."
Asked If COOO.OOO wa not th prophecy,
the witness said: "Mr. Guthrl. I do not
wish to overstate th figure Two mllllona
would hav satisfied ut that It was a food
The witness swor that h bad not re
ceived any surplus c,h Of first mortgage
bonds as a promoter. .
"When I was In Parle." tald ho, '1 re
ceived some stock in the company from
Mr. Young. When I left her I owned
1.460 share's of the Trust Company of the
Republic, which was worth tSOO.OOO, but
that had been pretty wall wiped out. Mr.
Young gave me either 4.000 or 3,000 shares
of each kind of stock snd I sold it for
Xo Knowledge of Lost Bonds.
Th witness dnld knowledge of the ex
istence of S400.000 worth of first mortgage
bonds which Mr. Guthrie said had neither
gone to the creditors, the underwriters nor
the subscribers. Witness said that h
never knew of any such surplus.
It than developed that Mr. Dresser had
endeavored yesterday to get Into com
munication with Mr. Bchwab and the
testimony upon th point brought from th
witness the declaration that th ship
building company had been wrecked
' ! through the withholding ef th Bethlehem
' The effort of the witness to reach Schwab
had been made through Charles Harris of
th brokerage firm of Harris, Gate dt Co.,
and was brought out by Guthrl for th
purpose of showing that Dresser had sought
to plead with Schwab and had held over
him the threat Of exposure of other facts
In connection with th shlpbuldlng failure.
Mr. Guthrl introduced th sensational
Incident and testimony by dropping his
questions as to the stoek Dresser had
received, and saying: "Do you remem
ber what you did yesterday V
"My memory is good enough for that,"
answered th witness.
Visit to Otfle of Broker.
"Did you pay two visit yesterday to th
office of Mr. Chariot Harrier'
"I did." said the witness.
"Did you not seek a private Interview
with Mr. Schwab?" asked Mr. Guthrl.
"I certainly did not" said tha witness,
and then In response to a series of questions
put to him rapidly th witness denied that
be had sent word to Mr. Bchwab that It
would be well for him to tee hlra. or that
he had threatened to make disclosure that
would Injure Mr, Bchwab. He also denied
that he said that it would b better for
Mr. Schwab to quiet the matter or that he.
Dresser, had nothing to lose In the way
of reputation or that It would h better
for all concerned to straighten th wbol
, When, Air. uthrf tnWh4 his question
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