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    The Omaha Daily
Each AlUrnatiY it How Offend Ken in
Tellaf County, Colorado.
Di1t from Offioo All Man Known to Bjm
' paiaiie Union j.
Exoitament at Viotor aid Oripplo Croak ii
Hoc A l.ytd,
Detectives Work oa Case 'While Mine
Owners Terrify the People aad
Tak Steps te Deport
VICTOR, Colo., June 7. Two hemp ropea
knotted with a noose for hanging; were
lying on a table In the room where the
Cripple Creek district Mine Owners' as
sociation held a heated discussion today be
hind closed doors. The members were
greatly Incensed by the discovery of what
they retarded as evidence of the existence
of a plot In the Victor miners' union for
Wholesale assassinations of mine owners
and miners.
The evidence was a bundle of forty
marked photographs found by Lieutenant
Keegan In the union hall. On the back of
soms of the photographs was the name of
James Cochran, secretary of the union.
The pfiotographs were of groups of men
employed In various mines.
The most Important was a group of the
night shift of the Vindicator. The photo
graph contains about twenty portraits, five
of which were numbered from one to five.
On the back were written the names of
the persons numbered. Of the five names
those of Charles MoCormlck and Mel
Brick had been crossed out These two
men were killed In the Vindicator explosion
last November.
On other photographs, similarly arranged.
It Is asserted there are crossed out the
names of some of the men who have dis
appeared and whose whereabouts or de
parture are unknown. James Cochran was
arrested and taken Into the mine owners'
headquarters for a hearing.
Cochran Is FihidcI.
"I do not know anything about these
pictures." he said, "except that they were
taken to show the scabs. The marks by
the names of the man who have been
killed are mysterious to me. I was not
present When the pictures' were taken and
cannot tell you any more about It."
News leaked out today that had Thomas
Chrlstlanson been captured last night
three men would have been lynched. The
plot was arranged and a special train was
landing on the Florence ft Cripple Creek
tracks to carry a body of men who were
In Cripple Creek awaiting the signal.
Alfred Miller, former Marshal Mike
O'Connell and Tom Chrlstlanson were re
garded as ring leaders In the rioting of yes
terday and they were marked for lynching
on tha account,,. Ts ..failure to capture
Chrlstlanson was the only reason the plan
was not carried out. The other two are
Still In custody and awaiting the decision
of the Cltlxens' alliance as to their fat.
Feeling: Is Desperate. -
Secretary Clarence Hamlin of the Mine
Owners', association declared today that
200 prisoners now held In the armory In
Victor) would be run over the hills and
warned never to return. There Is a minor
ity element that wants to hang N. W.
O'Connell, former marshal of Victor, sus
pended and under arrest, and also Alfred
Miller, charged with having started the
riot which resulted In the killing of Roxl
MoGee at the mass meeting In Victor yes
terday afternoon, and several other leaders.
No hanging will take place, however, In all
probability, unless resistance Is offered by
word or action of the prisoners. It would
require but little to have a wholesale hang
ing. , i
Virgil King, a union leader, and fifteen
others, arrested In Cripple Creek today,
have been taken to Victor for deportation.
A . well-grounded rumor Is to the effect
that a large number of . union miners
working on the Portland will be arrested.
The building owned and occupied by
Miners' union No. 40 in Cripple Creek Is
In charge of the militia. The large front
windows have been demolished and the
WsT sign of the "W. F. of M." torn down.
Real an or Be Banged.
City Marshal W. J. Graham was forced
to resign by the citizens' committee headed
by E. C. Newcomb, cashier pf the First
National bank, and Charles N. Crowder
was appointed as his successor by the
tty council, which convened at ono to
confirm him. Justice of the Peace C. M.
Harrington said to be a union sympathiser,
beard that the committee was to wait on
blm and tendered his resignation before
the committee could see him. County
Judge Albert S. Frost Is out of the city,
but It Is said he will be asked to resign
as soon as he arrives here, and so will
Frank F. Mannix, county clerk and re.
order. Both are attending the demo
ratio convention In Pueblo.
It la further reported that Assistant Dis
trict Attorney J. C. Cole, who Is very much
disliked by mine Owners and members of
the Citlsens' Alliance, will be compelled to
relinquish office. All holders of office whose
resignations have been demanded have fur
nished thein when threatened with hanging.
It was estimated at 4 o'clock this after.
noon that 1,000 deputies had been sworn in
by Bherlff TJell. The Victor Record was cen.
sored by a special committee appointed by
the. sheriff before publication was permitted
The bloodhounds in charge of Hugo Pal
mer of Trinidad today traced the assussln
who killed the Findley miners to a mill
beyond Clyde stntlon. a distance of threo
tnlles. There the scent was completely lost.
It la believed by the detectives working on
the case that the assassin took a buggy at
the place where the scent was lost and pro
ceeded along the old stage road to Colo
rado Springs.
The coroner's jury visited the scene of
th explosion today, after which an ad
journment was tuken untH tomorrow after
noon, when the taking of evidence will
Sheriff Forced to Resign.
Bherlff Henry W. Itobertson resigned un
der compulsion. He was forcibly taken to
the headquarters of the Mine Owners' as
sociation and his . resignation was de
manded. At first he rcfuwd to resign, but
when finally a roil of rupe was thrown
at his (wt he weakened and signed the
resignation which had been prepared fur
Mm. The first act of Bherlff Bell was to
taks sway the star of I'nder Sheriff J.
Knox Burton. Then he appointed twenty
five deputtts, to which fore; large additions
have since been made, and later he dis
armed the union orncers who had been ap
pointed by CUT Marshal Michael O'Consall
i v.
German and Patch Capitalists Will
Join Their Cable with
American Line.
BERLIN, June 7. The ' Frankfurter Zel
tung announces that a syndicate of German
and Dutch capitalists has been organised
for the financing of a cable from the Dutch
Island of Menado Tua, off the coast of
Celebes, East Indies, to the Island of Guam
and thence to Shanghai. Through a con
nection with the American cable It is In
tended to eliminate British Influence over
the German and Dutch cable business with
East Asia.
A company for laying the cable will be
formed with a capital of tl.7C0.0O0, the Ger
man and Dutch governments giving large
subsidies. It Is also Intended to Issue a i
per cent loan of $1,875,000. which will be
taken by the Dresner bank, the Schaaff
haueen bank, the DIsconto Gesellschaft and
the Darmstaedter bank of Berlin and two
Dutch banks.
Foar ltebraskaas Eligible to Appoint
ment to Free Oxford Coarse.
MONTREAL June 7. Dr. Parkin has re
ceived at McOIll university the report of
Oxford examiners upon the papers of can
didates examined on April 1 IS and 14
throughout the United States and Canada
which have no colleges affiliated with Ox
ford. Altogether 120 candidates have
passed from the different states and terri
tories of the union and thus become eli
gible for selection as Rhodes scholars.
They include:-
California Beverly S. Allen, William
Crittenden. Monroe Fdrch, Henry B. Dew
ing. Farnham P. Griffiths, Clinton K. Judy,
William J. Musgrove.
Colorado Stanley K. Kornbeck, Eugene
II. inehn.
Idaho Carrol H. Foster, Lawrence II.
Illinois George Beggs, John H. Clifford,
Robert L. Henry.
Iowa Carl W. Ross. Josaoh E. Walleser.
Kansas A. M. Bright, Earl W. Murray.
George W. M. Nutting.
Missouri R. E. BloJgett, Samuel E. Ely,
George A. Underwood, John G. Welch.
Montana George R. Barnes.
Nebraska Raymond Coon, Arthur H.
Marsh, Frank A. Peterson, Edwin Suther
land. Oklahoma W. T. Kendal.
Oregon Harvey B. Densmore.
South Dakota Paul M. Toung.
Texas Stanley R, Ashhy, Louie N.
Bromberg, Newton J. Marshal, Harry P.
Utah Bnlser H. Jscobson.
Washington Joel M. Johnson, Lewellyn
G. Rallsback.
Wyoming Harold G. Merrlam.
Prince of Wales nt Tangier, Where
Saltan Has Failed to Report.
TANGIER, June 7. The British battleship
Prince of Wales arrived here today from
Gibraltar and Joined the American squad
ron. The sultan has not yet answered the
demands made for the release of Messrs.
Pordloarls and. Varley. The reports con
cerning the treatment of the prisoners con
tinues to be favorable.
Cool, Wet Week Favors Small Grain
ad Grass, bat Holds
Back Cora.
; Weekly bulletin of the Nebraska section
of -the climate and crop - service of the
weather bureau for the week ending Mon
day, June t, 1904:
The last week has been cool and 'wet.
The mean dally temperature has averaged
t degrees below the normal.
The rainfall has exceeded one Inch in
nearly all portions of the State and ex
ceeded two inches In a considerable area
In the central and northern counties.
The cool, moist weather has been very
favorable for the growth of small grain and
grass. Rye and winter wheat are heading.
Oats and spring wheat have grown well
and rather Improved In condition. Alfalfa
has mode a rank growth In most counties
and is ready to cut for the first time quite
gmerallv, but very little has been cut yet.
Corn has grown slowly snd the fields are
beginning to be weedy. Cultivation has
been retarded by the wet condition of the
soil. In some few counties corn on low
land has been damaged by high water.
Lack of Warmth and Rnlns la Some Delays Cora.
WASHINGTON, June 7. The weather bu
reau's weekly summary of crop conditions
is as follows: -
While too cool for best results in portions
of the lake region and in the Missouri val
ley and northern Rocky mountain districts,
with excessive moisture and lack of sun
shine in the central Mississippi and lower
Missouri valleys, the week as a whole has
been very favorable In the districts east of
the Rocky mountains.
Over the western portions of the corn
belt the growth of corn has been checked
by lack of warmth and sunshine, and it Is
much In need of cultivation, while In the
central and eastern districts planting and
replanting have been delayed by rains. Poor
stands are reported from the lake region,
Ohio valley and middle Atlantic states, in
the southern states the general condition of
corn Is promising, although rain la needed
In the oentral gulf coast districts.
Winter wheat has suffered somewhat from
heavy rains in portions of Oklahoma and
Missouri; elsewhere this crop has advanced
favorably, but the outlook over the eastern
portion of the entire wheat belt continues
unpromising, although more or less Im
provement In the Ohio valley and middle
Atlantic states. Wheat Is now heading us
far north as the central Mississippi valley,
harvesting being general in the southern
states. In California It is maturing rapidly,
the sown being seriously damaged by hot
winds. , .
With the exception of some weedy fields
In South Dakota, spring wheat Is in very
promising condition In all districts.
Oats have made vigorous growth through
out the central valleys and middle Atlantic
states, and a general improvement In the
condition of thin crop is Indicated In nearly
all districts. Seeding Is now practically
finished In the extreme northern sections
and harvesting continues in the southern
Millionaire Mannfactarer Wants
Morgan Co. to Pay His Wtfo
No More Dividends.
DENVER. June 7. A local attorney bas
filed In the district court a suit for divorce
brought by Laurence C. Phlpps, the mil
lionaire steel manufacturer of Pittsburg,
against Genevieve Chandler Phlpps. The
attorney obtained an order from the court
for sealing the complaint In an envelope
and having It placed In the vault.
An Injunction Is sought, it Is said, to re
strain John Pierpont Morgan ft Company,
the United States. Steel corporation and
the United Stutes Trust company from pay
ing to Mrs. Phlpps further dividends upon
stock and bonds formerly held by her hus
band, but now in her possession.
Eocene V. Debs Telegraphs the Wast
era Federatloa of Miners to
Stand Pat."
DENVER, June 7. The convention of the
Western Federation of Miners today dele
gated to the executive committee the full
charge of the Colorado situation, both
politically and otherwise, with Instructions
to use their best Judgment in the fall cam
paign. A telegram was received from
Eugene V. Debs saying:
"Th enemy is desperate. Ton are en
United States Bands Two Where They Will
Be in Eaiy Call.
If Panama la Not Placed en a Gold
Baals Ceatractere W1U Have
to Raise Their ,
WASHINGTON. June 7. Rear Admiral
Chadwlck reported to the navy department
today that the British battlesliip Prince
of Wales had arrived at Tangier. The Illi
nois, . commanded by Captain Bradford, has
been ordered to Gibraltar on the completion
of target practice at Martha's Vineyard,
and the Missouri has been ordered to sail
Thursday from Newport News for Gib
raltar. Irrlgtatloa 'for Colorado.
Two million Ave hundred thousand dollars
of the irrigation reclamation fund
were conditionally set apart today by the
secretary of the interior to be used in con
nection with the Uncompahgre Irrigation
project in Colorado. It Is estimated that
100.000 acres of land will be reclaimed by
this project.
Consider Panama Currency Un,
In answer to the summons from the State
department, John Barrett, minister to Pan
ama, came to Washington today, and had
a long conference with, the Panama canal
commissioners snd afterward saw the presi
dent. Secretary Hay and Assistant Secre
tary Loomls, all with reference to the set
tlement of the pending Panama currency
proposition. In ths event that the decision
Is adverse to the adoption of the gold
standard, .some action will be required Im
mediately by our government.
It developed at the conference that al
though Indirect, the interests of the United
States in ths adoption of the gold standard
by Panama la no less than 125,000,000. This
Is based on the belief that with a fluctuat
ing and unstable currency In Panama
closely Interwoven, as It certainly will be,
with the Isthmian canal strip population,
the contractors who must dig the canal
will be obliged In order to make themselves
safe, to add at least 25 per cent to thoir
bids In order to guard against changes
in the cost of labor and supplies which
must be obtained from the surrounding
country as are Incident to currencies not
placed on the gold standard.
Mnrphy Is Secretary.
Domlnio J. Murphy, commissioner of pen
sions under Cleveland, today was elected
by ths Panama canal commissioners as
secretary of that body. Mr. Murphy will
assume Ms new duties in a few weeks.
Until recently he was editor and proprietor
of the New Century, a Cathollo weekly,
printed hero.
Now Chinese Secretary.
Thomas W. Hasklns of California has
been appointed Chinese secretary at ths
United States legation at Peking. Mr. Has
klns was a student Interpreter and has been
In Peking for several years. He Is one
of the first of these students to graduato
and attach himself to the regular service.
The officials are -1 eased with the workings
Of the system of educating students.
w - - - h' , -.v.,"
General Lani OiBce Receiving- Thon
saad Innlrlea Per Day.
(From a BU ft Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, June 7. (Special Tele
gram.) The ope.ilng of the Rosebud coun
try In Gregory county. South Dakota, is
attractlng-mjre attention than any similar
opening t- white settlement of Indian lands
which the Indian or general land offices
have encountered In recent years. The In
terest In the regulations which will gov
ern the opening do not seem to be confined
to residents near the territory to be opened
to settlement, but come from homeseekers
in almost every section of the country. The
advice handed down by Horaoe Greeley to
"Go west, young man," seems still an in
centive to thousands. The commissioner
of the general land office has for several
weeks been receiving on an average of a
thousand letters dally Inquiring as to the
terms and conditions of the opening of the
Rosebud territory. To all inquiries the
commissioner is replying as rapidly as pos
sible. The official proclamation by President
Roosevelt Is being mailed broadcast and
this Is being supplemented by such further
Information as the general land office is
able to give prospective purchasers. Com
missioner Richards of the land office will
be present in person at the opening of the
Rosebud lands.
Appointments In the Postal Service In
Three States.
Ofrom a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, June 7. (Special Tele
gram.) Postmasters appointed: Nebraska,
Lake Side, Sheridan county, Ira T. Sklles,
vice H. B. Gillespie, resigned. Iowa,
Rider, Polk county, Edward Meneough,
vice L. C. Taylor, resigned.
Rural free delivery carriers appointed:
Iowa, Doon, regular, R. O. Skinner; sub
stitute, Willie Mulvey. Spraguevllle, reg
ular, Charles A. Hoovler; nubstltute,
Francis M. Hoovler. South Dakota, Yank
ton, regular, John H. Ooacher; substitute,
Augustus Coacher.
A rural free delivery route has been or
dered July U at Greeley, Greeley county,
Neb., routs embraces an area of thirty
eight square miles, containing a population
of 815.
Suspended Seoretarr-Treasnrer
Travelers' Protective Aasocla.
tloa Is Short A4.200.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 7. The Na
tional Travelers' Protective association to
day was occupied In executive session with
tho case of Louis L. Lebauma of St
Louis, national secretary-treasurer, whose
books were examined by experts snd who
was suspended from office by the national
board of directors. J. W. McDonald, presi
dent of the national directors, addressed
the convention and read a report, which
stated the result of the expert examination
of the books showed a shortage of 14,200.
This, It was stated, would not affect the
association, however, as Lebaums's sure
ties sre good and his bond Is 160,000. F. W,
Donaham, national president, made an ad
dress, which referred to ths national board
of directors and caused considerable ex
citement. Dear Hates Are Excessive,
ST. LOUIS. June 7. The Interstate Com
merce commission today resumed its tu-ar-Ing
on the testimony of southwestern rall
rouds In refutation of the charge of unjust
freight rates made Dy the Trias Cattle
Kaisers' asocltlon. Witnesses on behalf
of the Santa Ke railroad continued thi-lr
testimony. The contention of the railroads
Is that the rates are not exceenlvs, espe
cially In view of the fact that the empty
eattlo ears bring ho revenue on their return
Those Wh Ave to aide la tho Parade
Report at Icily Hall nt lild
P. W. Friday.
The territorial frloneers of Nebraska will
ride in carriages In the semi-centennial Da
rade. This was decided on at the meeting
yesterday afternoon of the general com
mittee. It will be arranged that the pio
neers meet In ths city hall and from there
they will be taken In carriages for the
parade. The resolution to this effect was
Introduced by General Manderson. It Is
as follows: 5
Vice presidents of the semi-centennial
ana men ana women who nettled In Ne
braska and were of age before its admis
sion as a state and who desire to Join in
the parade will report In front of the Far-
nam street entram-e of the city hall at 1:16
o'clock Friday, June 10, when they will
be assigned to carriages. It Is hoped all
who will then participate In the parade will
notify N. P. Dodge, Jr., by mall at once.
The parade list , has .been perfected and
the line of march will be as follows: At 2
o'clock ths sections for the march will
form on North Sixteenth street When the
word Is given the parade will move south
on Sixteenth street to Douglas, then turn
ing east on that sft-eet to Tenth, and south
to Farnam. The Jine of march will then
be up Farnam to Nineteenth street, south
to Harney, east Harney to Fifteenth
street and then south to the . Auditorium.
The afternoon ceremonies will take place
at the new building immediately following
the arrival of the parade. The old settlers'
reunion on the contrary will take place in
the Orpheum theater. The meeting will
begin at 8 o'clock,
At the Orpheum (heater Friday night the
old settlers will m-ke short addresses. The
speakers and their
subjects are to be
O. M. Dodse.
e Pacific Railroads."
Edward Rosewate
J. M. Woolworth.l "Bench and Rar nt ths
60s." '
O. W. Doane. "Early Legislature and
J. E. Boyd. "Pioneering on the Plains."
Charles F. Manderson, "Reminiscences."
John L. Webster, "Transition from Ter
ritory to State."
Henry W. Yates, "Early Banks and
F. Witkelrv. "First Views and Impres
sions of Nebraska."'
Dr. Miller has received a letter from J.
A. Casement of Plalnsvllle. O., accepting an
Invitation to attend the celebration. Mr.
Casement, in fact, is on his way to Omaha.
Mr. Casement Is ths man who superin
tended the laying of about 1.000 miles of the
Union Pacific tracks, part of It at the rate
of five miles a day.
Robert C. Clowry, president of the West
ern Union Telegraph company and a man
prominently Identified with the early de
velopment of Omaha and Nebraska, sends
his regrets In the following letter to Dr.
Miller: ,
NEW YORK. June l-Mjr Dear Dr.
Miller: I owe you an apology . for not
having sooner answered your kind Invita
tion to the Nebraska semi-centennial cele
bration, to be .held on the 10th of June,
1904. I had hoped to be able to accept,
but find at this time that pressure of
business renders It Impossible for ma to
do so.
There Is a very, warm place in my heart
for Omaha and Nebraska. I was superin
tendent of the Missouri A: Western Tele
graph company, which built the first tele
graph line on the west bank of the Mis
souri river to Omaha and from Omaha to
Juleaburg. X opened the first telegraph,
office in Omaha on the second floor of the
old Pioneer block 'on Farnam street on
September 6; I860. V
When the wtre wag completed to Omaha
almost the entire population of the town
gathered In front of the office. Tho near
est railroad on the south was at St. Joe,
and my recollection Is that tho nearest
railroad on the east was at Boone, la, and,
as you will lemember, steamboat arrivals
were few and far between, so that you
will see I had something to do with the
early settlement of that country.
' My recollection is that the first meal
I took In s private house in Omaha was
at your residence, and I have always been
very proud of the friendship of the late
Mrs. Miller and yourself. During that
year (1860) I formed the acquaintance of
the Estabrook family, and In 1805 carried
away my bride. Miss Estabrook, from your
good town. Since that time I have always
endeavored to keep in close touch with
Omaha and Its people, and now claim many
valued friends throughout the state of
We have quite a colony of Omaha peop'e
In New York City, among whom are Mrs.
Beall, Mrs. Dundy, Mrs. Lee, Mr. and Mrs.
Nash, Mr. and Mrs. Mcintosh, and the
much beloved Mr. Callaway, whose funeral
I am to attend this afternoon.
Time has passed so rapidly during my
busy life that my early recollections of
Nebraska and the Immense growth of that
country seem like a happy dream. -
I feel sure that the celebration will
be a great success.
With kindest regards, I am, sincerely
Dr. George L. Miller, Omaha, Neb.
Allegation of Irregalarlty Made la
Land Suit Between Chicago
CHICAGO, June 7. Fraud In a contract
regarding Irrigative lands In the Big Horn
basin of Wyoming, has been charged
against F. C. Rutan of this city. In a bill
filed here today In the circuit court by
Duncan C. Plumb, also a resident of Chi
cago. It Is declared that large property
Interests are threatened with ruin through
Rutan's alleged fraudulent course. W. R.
Green of New York City Is declared by
Plumb to also have been defrauded by
Rutan. An Injunction is asked against
Rutan's proceeding In the work of devel
oping the 2.0,000 acre tract the company
expects to Irrigate In Big Horn county.
The court is also asked to force Rutan
to assign the alleged fraudulent contract
to Plumb In trust. The Big Horn Basin
Development company, which prior to ths
advent of New York and Chicago men,
was controlled by Omaha capitalists, la
made defendant with Rutan and so Is
Solon L. Wiley of Omaha, president of
the development company.
Republicans Carry Oregoa by Largo
Majorities aad Each Report Em
phasises Leglslatlvo Tone,
PORTLAND, Ora, June 7. That the re
publican party In this state scored an over
whelming victory yesterday Is being made
more apparent as the count comes In. Re
turns from Isolated counties are coming In
slowly. Congressman Blnger Herrman has
been re-elected In the First district with a
majority of about 7,000, while J. N. William
son, the republican nominee In the Second
district, rolled up a majority of 10,000. and
later returns may swell this estimate some
what. The next legislature will be republican
by a large majority and republicans were
elected In most of the county offices. Local
option WUI prebasljr oarrjr With a geed tana
Gunboat Oliiak Deitrojtd and Another
Ship Boarn Up.
tho Foo Reports Firing OSt Port
Arthar aad People oa Hills
Saw Flashes as of
LONDON, June g. The correspondent of
the Daily Telegraph In Tokio telegraphs:
"The commander of the fourth Japanese
flotilla, who has returned to the rendez
vous of the fleet from a reconnaisunce In
the vicinity of l'ort Arthur, mention the
loss of ths Russian gunboat Uilllak and
the blowing up of another Russian gun
boat about the same time."
The loss of a second Russian gunboat
alluded to In the Dally Telegraph's dis
patch is mentioned In other Toklo special
telegrams, but may be due to mixing ths
names Gilllak and Gremlashchl.
Kaval Battle Is Reported.
CHE FOO, June 7. An Impression pre
vails here that a naval battle took place
lost night In the gulf of Pechlll. The
sengers on steamers passing the Liao
Tie Shan promontory at the time did not
hear any firing, while reports come from
Tenglpow of heavy firing being heard
there from 11 o'clock last night until I
o'clock this morning. Vessels from the
Miao Tao islands confirm this report, and
so did the residents of the hills in the
vicinity of this city, who heard .the firing
and saw flashes out at sea during the
night The fact that the Russians were
endeavoring, on June 4, to clear the road
stead off Port Arthur of mines indicates
an Intention upon their part to give battle
outside the harbor upon the first favorable
opportunity. A Japanese correspondent re
turning from Tallenwan says there Is a
persistent rumor there that the Japanese
battleship Yashlma struck a mine off that
port recently and was sunk. Chinese ar
rivals from Tallenwan are unable to con
firm the story.
Result of Fight Not Kaown.
Preceding a sea attack on Port Arthur
last night the Japanese apparently made a
determined effort to advance on that
stronghold by land. A. Chinese Junk,
which left a point three miles south of
Port Dalny early Monday morning, has
arrived hora. It reports having heard
firing north of Port Arthur from 7 o'olock
Monday morning until I o'clock that after
noon, by which time It passed out of sight
in the distance. It would appear that the
Japanese planned the attack on Port Ar
thur yesterday. The Russians, on seeing
this, sent their fleet out to give battle.
The result la not known.
The above dlspatoh would seem to con
firm the dispatch previously received at
Che Foo today from the Associated Press
correspondent at Teng Chou. The corre
spondent said there was firing at Port
Arvhur last night, beginning at 11:30 and
continuing for several hours.
The above Che Foo dispatch also con
firms the report brought there by a Chinese
Junk which arrived during the night The
latter reported that there was heavy firing
all day yesterday in tho vicinity of Port
Arthur. V .
Oeeapy Town Only Eight Miles from
(Copyright by New York Herald Co.. 1804.)
WONSON (via Seoul), June . New York
Herald Cablegram" Special Telegram to The
Bee.) The cross-roads town of Ko Wan,
eight miles distant, la now the center of the
local Russian operations. At Ko Wan the
main highway from ths north branches off
to Seoul, Ping Yang and Won son. Corean
scouts who arrived tonight report a brush
with a detached party of Cossacks near
Ko Wan. They killed three Russians. The
Coreans state that they acted under or
ders of a Japanese officer and also report
that they saw a large Russian force mov
ing east toward Plrjg Yang. The Russians
have stopped all southbound travel at Ko
Wan, their evident object being to prevent
news of their movements from reaching
the Japanese. The attempt was Ineffectual,
however, as the coast telegraph line to the
south Is still working, although tho direct
lins has been broken.
(Copyright by New York Herald Co., 1904.)
PING YANG (via Seoul), June (.(New
York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram
to The Bee.) There are strong and re
peated rumors that Russian cavalry la mov
ing here from the east coasts.
Report that Turkey Grants Permission
to Use the Dardanelles.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 7. Grand Duke
Alexts, commander-in-chief of the navy,
according to an apparently reliable report,
which, however. Is not officially confirmed,
has obtained permission from the emperor
to create a third Paclflo squadron from
the ships of the Black sea fleet, and per
mission has already been obtained from
Turkey to taks tho ships through the
Dardanelles. This squadron will ba com
posed, according to the report, of the bat
tleships Host I Slav, Dvenadsat, Apostoloff
and Tria Svlatltella and will bo accom
panied by torpedo boats and torpedo boat
destroyers and will aall for tho far east
simultaneously with the Baltlo squadron.
LONDON, June 7. The Foreign office hns
not received any request from Russia or
Turkey to agree to the passage of tho Rus
sian 'Black sea fleet through the Darda
nelles. It Is pointed out that Turkey
doubtless would be delighted to get rid Of
Russia's Black sea fleet, but the passage
of warships through ths Dardanelles would
be a distinct contravention of the treaty,
permission for which has neither been
asked nor is likely to ba granted If asked
Peking Asserts that General Has
Ability te Control His Troops.
PEKING, June 7. U a. m. The Chinese
officials emphatically deny that there la
the slightest reason to doubt General Ma's
ability to control his troops. Oeneral Ma
has been strictly ordered to prevent any
outbreak and none Is likely to ocour.
Viceroy Alexleffs Manohurlan proclama
tion, charging ths villages with the duty
of protecting the railway under pain of
extermination, Is creating a bad Impression
here. The government has protested un
avalllngly and It is currently supposed that
Russia desires to provoke an outburst with
the view of Justifying Russian aggression
Japanese Rent Cossacks.
TOKIO, June 7. A detachment of the
Japanese force which landed at Takushan
surprised and routed a company of Cos
sacks on Sunday at Kan Chla Tun, on
the Kin Chou read, seven Btllea northwest
Showers and fooler Wednesday!
Tharsday Fair and Warmer.
Temperatare at Omaha Yesterdayi
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Offleers of the Caar Throw Mystery
Aroaad Troops oa the
ST. PETERSBURG, June 7.-:20 p. m.
While It Is undoubtedly true that a very
active Russian force is operating .on the
Liao Tung peninsula, in the hope of im
peding and possibly crippling the Japanese
army commanded by General Oku. the
number and character of this force are
shrouded In mystery. Figures are freely
bandied about, but It Is Impossible to ascer
tain the exact facts. It Is doubtful even
If the general staff is fully advised of Gen
eral Kouropatkln's Intentions. According
to accepted stories here. Viceroy Alexleff
insisted that Kouropatktn should not leave
Port Arthur to its fate and the advance of
troops, the strength of which Is not known
here, may be due to his pressure. But
two things are certain ths strength of the
main army at Liao Yang has not been ap
preciably weakened by the force sent south
and the movement was not ordered by
Emperor Nicholas. The Associated Press
is assured by a member of the emperor's
suite that the stories that the differences
between Viceroy Alexleff and General Kou
ropatkln on this subject were referred to
the emperor, who in turn submitted them
to the council of war, which agreed on the
advisability of ordering an advance, are
absolutely false. The Associated Press in
formant reiterated the statement, cabled
June I, that the emperor is not attempting
to Impose his views upon Kouropatktn,
saying further that the emperor considered
that the military situation bas distinctly
Improved from the standpoint of the fu
ture. '
This being the empress' birthday, the day
was observed as a general holiday. .Busi
ness was suspended and the government
offices were oioaed.
Little actual news from the seat of war
was obtainable. The emperor received a
telegram from Oeneral Kouropatkin last
night reporting the skirmishes near Slu
Yen and Balmatsta. Although neither move
ment has yet developed particular sig
nificance, they might eventually indicate
an attempt of the enemy to push through
the line at the head of the Liao Tung
peninsula while feinting at the Russian left
flank at Liao Yang. Kouropatkln's tele
gram Is dated Liao fang. Therefore, It is
possible he has already returned from bis
trip to Kal Chou. The general staff has
received advices to the effect that the
Chinese report that the Japanese are pre
pared to renew heavy fighting on the
Kwan Tung peninsula Thursday,
The Foreign office says It has not received
a report from the Russian consul at Che
Foo in regard to the rumored sinking of a
large Japanese warship off Tallenwan.
Colorado Democrats Oalp Down
Kansas City Platform with Sev
eral Glittering Additions.
PUEBLO, Colo., June 7. The democrats
of Colorado today named delegates to the
national convention at St Louis as fol
lows: Charles B. Thomas, Charles J.
Hughes, Jr., T. J. O'Donnell, Charles B.
Ward, Henry E. - Ainsley, A. P. Seeds,
Alva Adams, George E. West, John H.
Voorhees, J. II. Robeson.
Judge John I. Mulllns of Denver was
unanimously elected national committee
man. The delegation goes unlnstructed.
The Hearst people captured the oauous
held by the Second district delegates, but
when they attempted to pass a resolution
Instructing for Hearst through the con
vention It was turned down by a vote of
278 'to 108.
The platform endorses the Kansas City
platform of 1900 and instructs the delegates
to . use all honorable means to aecura a
platform In harmony therewith; demands
the enforcement of all trust laws, and
demands a complete revision of the tariff
and the placing of all trust-made goods
on the free list; demands rwlft and sura
punishment to the perpetrators of the
Cripple Creek outrage; declares for law
and order but condemns Governor Pcabndy
for deporting men from their homes;
pledgee Just treatment to both labor and
Democrats Ead Stormy Ooaventloa by
Instr-ietlnsj Delegates tor Presi
dential Candidate from Dover.
DOVER, Del.. June 7. Contrary to the
expressed wish of Judge George Gray, the
Delaware dsmoc ratio stats convention by
a unanimous vote today instructed Its dele
gates to the St Louis convention to pre
sent the name of Judge Gray to the con
vention aa the choice of the Delaware
democracy for president, and to work for
his nomination. This motion was taken
after on of tha most stormy conventions
ever held In the state.
Tha leader of the opposition to the Gray
resolutions was former United States Sen
ator Richard R. Kenny, who was opposed
to the word "instruct" He offered a res
olution that the delegates be "requested"
to place Judge Gray's name before ths
national convention.
Tha fight between the Gray and the anti
Gray factions became so bitter that the
former paid no attention to Judge Gray's
letter in which ho asked that the delegates
be not Instructed. They fought to defeat
Kenny and would not listen to anything
that his supporters offered.
Movements Oeeaa Vessels Joae T.
At New York Arrived: Kaiser Wllhelm
II, from Bremen; Potsdam, from Rotter
dam. Balled: C'evlc, for Liverpool; Staten
dam, for Rotterdam and Boulogne; Prlnxess
Alice, for Bremen.
At London Arrived: Lesaba, from New
At Christ lanla flailed: HeJllg Olav, for
New York.
At Swansea Bailed: Minnesota, from
London and Newport, for Philadelphia.
At Genoa Arrived: Llguria, from Naples.
At Hamburg Arrived: Serbia, from San
At Bremen Arrived: Kron Prlna Wllhelm,
from New York.
At Queenstown Sailed: Oceanic, from
New York, fir Liverpool: Westernland,
from Philadelphia, for Liverpool.
At OIIralliir fulled: Canoptc, from Bos
ton, for Marseilles, (lenoa and Naples.
At L4veriKVjPnilfcd : K.uonU, for Boston.
At I'niluoeipinu Arnvea: uigeitianu,
fMiri A .it
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Building Freitntsd to Omaha tad Dadlotul
with Elaborate Oaramaojr.
Theatandi Witness Bplandid Epoah ia
Social Annals of ths City.
Begin tho Featital or If oslo Which Will.
Continm Over Two Weaki.
President Hash Gives Aadltertam ta
City aad Dr. George L. Mllleg
Receives It la Name of
the People,
' The first enthusiasm for the new Audi
torium burst out with much clipping of
hands when the worthy and honorable
gentlemen of the board of dlreotors came
two by two across the great floor and
ascended to their places on the great
flower-decked stage. Then the dedication
of the Auditorium, which up to that mo
ment had been a bustle of arrival and the
chattering of small talk among assembled
friends, became a serious matter a, notable
and most worthy step In tho advance
which ia making Omaha a truly metropoli
tan city.
The great hall was Incomplete In many ,
details, but so well had the bunting and
the palm been used that the danoer and .
the spectator hardly noticed this fact the
interior was pleasing to the sight Red,
white and blue was the color schema and I
the tricolor had been run about the girders
of the unfinished balcony and wound about
all the pillars. Above hung the flags of
nations and at the south the boxes were
resplendent But It was the stage upon
the dressing of which tha most effort had
been made. A, great garden of palms and
ferns and blooming things bad been grown
across the platform, and from underneath
the footlights brought a tender green glow
upon the leaves. Behind sat the directors
and officers of tha company, who by their
labors and contributions had made the
building possible, and above all on hla
little dala, was Innes, looking, behind the
greenery, like a very pleased and hardy
American Beauty, waving In the pulse and
gusts of sound
President Hash's Address.
' At I o'clock the directors and officers
took their seats upon the platform and
Conductor Innes with the touch of bla
baton as a pointer spread about the first
harmony beyond the cheerful crash of
hammers, to be beard In tha Auditorium.
Weber's "Jubal" was the overture, . Then
President Fred A. Nash arose, and while
the people stood below on tha dancing
floor, formally presented to tha citlsens of
Omaha the Auditorium. Ha said:
Dr. Miller. Ladles snd Gentlemen: It is
my great pleasure, sir, on behalf of the
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you, as a representative of tha citlsens of
nmah, fnr rliflie fiittiri, ,n luvmunt mnA
honAflt the ninjina Auditorium. '1 nnutn
not entirely completed. It Is, as you see, -
capable of fulfilling nearly all of the pur
poses for which it was erected.
I will not weary you with details as to
Its .construction further than to state the
fact universally admitted that, of all build
ings of a similar character in the United
States, it Is excelled by none and equalled
by but two. On behalf of the company, I '
desire to express to the citlsens of Omaha
their thanks for the loyal and liberal sup
port which they have given to Ithls enter
prise. It Is, perhaps, fitting on this occa
sion to give some recognition to those who
have so materially aided In the erection of
this building.
, To those gentlemen constituting' the ex
ecutive committee of the board of dlrectora
who have been untiring In their efforts snd
have labored bo faithfully, special thanks
are due. To the building committee, Mr.
Sanborn, Mr. Pickens and Mr. Carpenter,
three gentlemen who have been unremit
ting In their devotion to this enterprise
from Its Inception to Its completion; to Mr.
John Latenser, architect; Mr. Alfred Mil
lard, who has not only taken care of our
funds, but has supplied the necessary
funds to prosecute the work when all
other sources had temporarily tailed; to
our energetic and capable manager, Mr. J.
M. Gillan; to our secretary, Mr. Joseph
H. I.ehmer; to cur counsel, Mr. T. J. Ma
honey; to our board of directors; to former
boards of directors, and all others who
have contributed cf their time and energy;
to the contractors, Paxton ft Vlerllng, iron
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WOrlt: novncrioiii om iuiuf uiivp. wuiat,
Schall & Co., stone work, and Henry Ham
ann, foundation; J. J. Hannlghan, plumb
ing, all of whom have shown great
Subllc spirit In their dealings with s and
ave greatly aided the enterprise; and par
ticularly to the press of Omaha, which has
constantly and consistently supported the
enterprise In many ways. To the Omaha
Street Railway company, which has gen
erously contributed 10 per cent of the cost
of this undertaking; to Mr. A. B. Stlck
ney, president of the Chicago Great West
ern railway, who set an example which, I
regret to say. wti not followed by all
other railroads of Omaha; to John Doe,
that mysterious personrgs who contributed
16.000 and whose Identity I think It Is
within the power of our busb-ess men to
establish and I suggest they testify In a
practical way to their appreciation of tha
friendly Interest in the welfare of this
cltv shown by the. said John Doe.
There are a large number of prominent
and able citlsens in whose Judgment the
erection of this building was a mistake, and
who have therefore steadfastly refused to
aid the enterprise. If any such are here
tonight, they are surely convinced that tho
mistake was theirs snd not In the Judfr
ment of the promoters. I take It they will
not. ss good citlsens, desire to continue t
take their share of the benefits accruing
to all alike without rontrlbutlng'thelr Just
share to the Investment, and I desire to ' ,
say that they will be accorded ample op
portunity to do so In the furnishing of this
building. The entire completion and fur
nishing of the building will be esrrled for
ward as rapidly as pnsshle. The Omaha
Auditorium company, which consists of fif
teen hundred stockholders, will do all In
Its power to hasten that desired end. It
will also us irieir cotihihiii mm iu fjuiiuuci
the management In such a manner as will
best subserve both the moral and material
Interests of this city.
Dr. Miller Responds. ,
In response to President Naah Dr. Oeorge
L. Miller In his usual splendid and Urbane
manner accepted the building on behalf
of the citizens of Omaha. Ha had tbe
greatest feeling In accepting on behalf of
tha people this magnificent monument to
the enterprise of Omaha,, the Gats City of
tha west. Ha had heartfelt pleasure in
congratulating the city on Its mighty army
of young and middle-aged business men
which had Drought umana to its present,
place. He could again congratulate tha
people of the city and of ths state on the
monument that had here been raised
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Self retired from the former activities In
the life of the city, but he had studied Its
continued growth and understood under
what enormous difficulties tha city of his
affections had risen and grown. How In
18(4 tha city had been paralysed, aa it were,
but it had lived to grow into a greater
Many people spoke of wealth, of tha mil
lionaires of the city, but the speaker
claimed for Omaha a greater, broada
weallh in lis young men and young women
who exhibited such character and ambi
tion, and had erected this splendid monu
ment. . Mr. MUler fept he should not forgot
to say ths Institution now presented was
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