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OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBEH 20, 1904 TEN PAGES
SINGLE COPY TIIKEE CENTS.
EST; -7.T8LI ED JUNE
HOLDING V MOSEY
Change to Be Mad in of Payment
to the Winnebak
CAS I TO BE PAID IN
BjtU-m Haa Been in Vogue at Yankton
and Found to Work Well. '
EFFORT TO BETTER CONDITION OF INDIANS
Special Agent to Make Effort to Break Up
the Whiai jBusiness.
rATHER' E. - ai TRANSFERRED
Just Whr lie Is to Be teat Else
where or Where Ho is Going- la
.Not Mated Xebraakans at
(From a Start Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. l.-t8peclal Tele
gram.) The method adopted by the In
terior department In paying the Indtuna of
the VanKton agency in South Dakota (or
their loaned land annultiea and other pay
men la where Indiana are beneficiaries In in
atallmenta tnatead of outright, will. In all
probability be put in practice on the Win
nebago reservation in Thurston county.
The atorlea of wantonneaa and debauchery,
which are being circulated in the eaat aa
to the Winnebagoes, are attracting the
closest attention from the Indian office.
These atorlea, uvupled with the agitation
of prominent citizen of Homer, Neb., and
the othir towna on the boraer of the Win
nebago reservation, calling upon the de
partment for the auppreaalon of bootlegging
and the sale of liquor to the Indiana, which
la prohibited by the statute, are creating
the liveliest possible interest at head
It la understood that a special agent will
shortly be detailed to go to the Winnebago
reservation and put In operation the so
called Yankton agency system. This la
mado especially necessary by the com
plaints of storekeepers and other reputable
men residing in the immediate vicinity of
the Winnebago reservation and transacting
business with those Indians, protesting
against nonpayment of their bills. While
the Indian department is not a collector
In any sense of the word, officials recog
nize something must be done to protect
these Indians against unscrupulous white
people and their attention having been
called to the same through numberless
channels. It Is confidentially thought that
the Indian office will find a way to sup
press both Indiana and white people- en
gaged In practices, that, according to tho
testimony. Is putting the Indians back
twenty-Ave years along the lines of citizen
ship. In this connection It was learned today
that there la a movement on foot to trans
fer Father Schell of Homer, Catholic
missionary at that place lo some other place.
Just how far this movement has gone
could not be learned except that one of the
officials of the Interior department stated
that he had been Informed that such a
' movement wasovfoot.' - - ' '
. Personal Matters. "''
, ' Phil MeShane of Omaha, who has been
In the east on business, was in Washington
today on his way to Nebraska.
Ex-Senator Thurston started today on a
campaigning tour extending over a number
of the eastern states. For the next two
weeks he will fill engagements in New
York state and during the week commen
cing October 1 will go-to West Virginia.
New Bank at Mitchell.
The application of W. A. Heimberger, J.
P. Meyers, L. D. Milne, O. E. Cassen, J.
Determann and others to organise the
Western National bank of Mitchell, 8. D
with a $50,000 capital, was today approved
by the -comptroller of the cui-rency. This
application Is In lieu of one by W. A.
Heimberger and others approved April 18,
last for authority to organise the Gerrnan
Amerlan National bank of Mitchell.
Postal Affairs. .: v
Rural free delivery carriers appointed:
Nebraaka Norfolk, regular. Warren J.
Rouse-, substitute, C. E. Rouse. Iowa
Greene Island, regular, E. Jones: substl
. tute, II. Jones. South Dakota Altamont,
regular, O. H. Hllker; substitute, W.
Postmasters appointed: South Dakota
Castlewood, Hamilton county, W. A. Car
' ter, vloe J. II. Smith, resigned. Wyoming
Creston, ' Sweetwater county, Harry H.
Hay, vloe E. J. Krathwalt, .resigned. '
Peaslon Money Goes Back.
For the first time In the history of the
United States money appropriation for pen
sions Is going back into the treasury, there
being no way to expend the amount. This
decision has been finally reached by officers
of the bureau, the money having been ap
propriated under the now famous order No.
71. and the bureau being unable to And any
more than 46,000 pensioners. The order, it
will be remembered, gave pensions to all
veterans of the war over 60 years of age
ranging' from 6 upwarda. It was ex-
, pected that there ' were several hundred
thousand veterans of the Union army who
had either not attempted to obtain pen
sions or had failed otherwise In getting
them, and who would come in under the
new order. The sum of 11,600,000 was appro
priated to pay these expenses. After V
long investigation, the pension bureau haa
been able to And Only 18,303 veterans of
' that age who are not receiving some kind
1 of a pension and 28,808 who could get an
increase under the order. Consequently
of the 11,600,000 appropriated only $90,000 haa
been used. These figures show that the
top notch of pension figures, outside of
' Spanish war claims, haa been reached, and
that from now on they will grow lean,
RECLUSE LEAVES BIQ ESTATE
Property of the Late Samuel Darts ot
at Francisco Appraised at
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19,-Samuel
' Davis, who recently died in this city, was
known to have accumulated some wealth
before his death, though he lived simply
In twa rooms. When the estate was ap
praised, however, it was found to be worth
tl.ltt3.6Xr, all of which was In valuable
stocks and bonds, except some real estate
valued at HOO.OOO. The aged man left a
holographic will, in which he nominated
Julius C. Hels of thla city as his executor
and named a great many heirs extending
from Scotland to the Pacific coast. Davis
was born In Oalway, N. Y., in ISM.
tar Oiukha Road Rrslans.
SIOUX CITY. .Is.. Sept. JS.-C. L. Mc
Klnley. general agent of the Omaha .road
here, has resigned, and II. C. Wlrelnger.
traveling freight agent of the Wisconsin
division, has been appointed as) his suc-
DOCK FIRE STARTS AGAIN
Loss at Halifax Is Sow Estimated
at Two Hundred Thou
HALIFAX, Sept. 19.-The dock fire, which
started after midnight and was under con
trol In throe hours, broke out again today
and destroyed . several warehouses and
other buildings. The warehouses .burned
.ere fine new buildings. Tho loss Is now
placed at 200,000.
The firms burned out ltsjlude Black Bros.
& Co., hardware; Bryant & McDonald,
w holesale tea merchants, and Thomas
Fordham & Co., sallmakrs. The Insurance
on the property destroyed Is estimated at
about three-quarters of the loss. .
The Are, which first started on Plckford
& Black's wharf, was made hazardous by
the presence of a quantity of powder and
dynamite upon the wharf, bnt the explo
sives were thrown overboard. Later the
firemen were driven back by a series of
explosions in Black Brothers' warehouse
caused by powder and chemicals. In two
hours the flames were thought to be under
control. Several hours later the Are broke
out In Black Brothers' hvrge brick building,
flames having worked their way through an
elevator wall unknown to the firemen and
then extended to a large warehouse owned
by Plckford & Black and to their of3ce
building. These two structures were new
modern blocks of stone.
The heaviest loss falls upon Plckford &
Black, agents of a number of steamship
lines and ship chandlers, who carried a
large amount of supplies or other goods,
and Black Brothers. Besld Bryant & Mo
Donald, wholesale tea dealers, and Thomas
Forham & Co., sail makers, several smaller
concerns were burned out.
I TALI AW STRIKE IS SPREADING
Conflict with Troops In Rome In
Which Twenty Are Injared.
ROM Sept. 19. A meeting of working
men was held tonight to protest against
the intervention of troops In the railway
strike. Fully 10,000 persons participated,
well known anarchists taking a prominent
part In he proceedings. The chief speaker
was the revolutionary socialist , Deputy
Ferrl, who delivered a violent sddress. Tho.
streets In the vicinity of the meeting were
occupied by soldiers, Including detachments
of artillery. An attempt was made by the
demonstrators to invade the center of the
town, but the crowds were dispersed -by
cavalry charges, in which about twenty
civilians were wounded.
Conflicts in which a number of officers
received injuries at the hands of the mobs
occurred In Turin and Bologna.
The railway service is interrupted only
north and south of Genoa.. The strike has
extended to Palermo and Leghorn.
MILAN, Sept. 19. It has been decided to
continue the general strike until Wednes
day. The men, It became known shortly after
noon, had decided to abandon the strike,
and the city resumed its normal aspects.
The board of workmen has published a
manifesto saying it had planned a parade
of all the Roman proletariat forces as a
At Palermo, however, the strikers and
police wer? in, a collision during the day,
and the former displayed a red flag. Dis
turbances also occurredNjt Genoa today,
in- wnion. anarcnjwte-'vloieTitry part fcrpu ted.
They burned a number of street cars and
destroyed a flag hoisted In honor ot the
birth of the crown prince. Lack of bread
led to the outbreak at Genoa.
SEES CAUSE FOR DISAGREEMENT
Rnsslan Press Does Not Like Success
of British Expedition In Thibet.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 19. The Rus
sian press, discussing the Thibetanreaty
with Great Britain, unites In agreeing that
the latter country haa succeeded In estab.
llshlng a virtual protectorate over Thibet.
The Svet terms the treaty a repetition of
the fable of the wolf and the lamb und
expresses the belief that the sucoess of
the British expedition will shake Russian
prestige among the Buddhistsubjects of
The Bourse Gazette thinks Great Britain
has succeeded beyond its wildest dreams,
which conceals a veiled threat under the
Inquiry whether the success can be lasting-.
As soon as Russia's liands are free, the
Gazette predicts that It Is more than likely
that the middle east question will become
another apple of discord.
The Novostl, on the other hand, contends
that British and Russian Interests !n Asia
are Identical and opposes the Idea that the
treaty will become a bona of, contention,
especially as it was concluded with the
knowledge and consent of Russia.
The Russian government s concessions to
neutral commerce In the matter of contra
band of war do not meet with the ap
proval of the Novoe Vremya, which de
clares that the game of stopping neutral
merchantmen is not worth the candle if
Russia decides in advance to restore the
JUSTIFIES THE ACTION OF JESSE
Russia Declares Sinking; of Knlcfat
Commander Justifiable. . . .
LONDON, Sept. I9.k-Russia'a reply to tbe
British protest on the subject of Russia's
Interpretation of contraband of war In
eludes a decision to respect the British de
mand in the case of the British steamer
Knight Commander, sunk by the Vladivos
tok squadron off Izu, and afterwards ad
Judged a lawful prise. It is understood that
Russia upholds the principle that Admiral
Jensen was Justlfled In sinking the
The British government Is still hopeful
of a settlement by means of an Indemnity,
but In view of the decision of the prize
court at Vladivostok. It is sakl that Rus
sia does not see how It can comply with the
British demand, as It thereby would rec
ognlze Its officers to be at fault This
question will be the subjeot of further nc.
gotiatlons between the two governments,
the British authorities appreciating the
fact that Russia has rcade a substantial
concession In dtfferenthulng between con
ditional and absolute eentraband.
Arah Soldiers Plllaae Salonlra.
SALONICA. Sept. ll.-On the morning of
September 17 800 Arab soldiers pillaged the
port of Salonlca and the-bazaar. Strong
patrols are now guarding the stroeta
Bhereet Pacha Is surrounded at Prlsrend
and Suleiman Pacha, with sixteen bat
talions. Is proceeding to his relief.
,, Marshall Field Returns.
LONDON. Sept 1.-The White Star line
steamer Baltic, which will sail from Liver
pool for New York September a, will take
among Its passengers Marshall Field of
Chicago, the bishop of Rlpon, Dr. Csrpen
ter, Henry Phipps and Sir George Newnes.
Servian Kin to Be Crowned,
BELGRADE, Servla, Sept. 18. All the
powers have instructed their ministers here
to attend the coronation of King Peter, ex
cept Russia. ' whose action haa caused a
sensation. King Peter will be crowned on
SCIENTISTS ARE IN SESSION
International Congress of Arts and Science
Meets on World's Fair Grotnda.
MANY SECTIONAL MEETINGS PLANNED
One Hundred aad Sixty Gatherings
Will Be Held Under the Direc
tion of the General
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19.-Many of the fore
most scientists of the world are among
the men of letters who are here this week
to attend the International congress of art
and science, the opening session of which
waa held tn Festival hall at the World's
fair grounds today. The meeting was
called to order by Howard J. Rogers, di
rector of congresses for the exposition.
President Francis' welcomed the dis
tinguished visitors , Today's session was
of a general order and was comparatively
brief, after which the delegates were en
tertained as guests ot the exposition.
President W. R. Harper of the Univer
sity of Chicago outlined tha general plan
and purpos-j of the congress. Vie. said this
congress was organized to gwe the best
workers in science and labor an oppor
tunity to present their lines of thought.
He defined Its purposes as a general sur
vey of the fields of learning.
President Newcomb'a Address.
The address of President Simon New
comb concluded the session. President
Newoomb was Introduced as the permanent
chairman of the congress. He took' for
his theme, "The Evolution of the Scientific
He said In part:
"Your deliberations will help to demon
strate to us and to the world at large that
the reign of law must supplant that of
bruto force In the relation of nations,
just as It has supplanted It in the rela
tions of Individuals."
The congrets will continue throughout
the week. Tho real work will begin tomor
row, commencing with addresses on main
divisions of science hnd Its applications,
the general theme being the unification of
each of the flelds treated. On Wednesday,
with the opening of the sectional meetings,
the international work will begin. About
160 sectional meetings will be held during
the four concluding days of the congress,
at each of which two papers will be read,
the theme of one being suggested by the
relations of the special branch treated to
other branches; the other by Its present
problems. , v
Roosevelt Writes to Veterans.
The annual encampment of the United
States-Spanish war veterans commenced to
day at the World's fair grounds. The fol
lowing letter was received by Commander-in-Chief
Captain William E. English from
President Theodore Roosevfelt:
Captuin William E. English, Commander-in-Chief
United States-Spanish War Vet
erans My Dual' Commander: I thank you
for your very kind und thoughtful invita
tion, and let me at the outset congratulate
you and the Spanish war veterans that you
are commander-in-chief. 1 wixh it were in
my power to be present and meet you and
my other comrades of tho United States
Spanish war veterans, it would give me
peculiar pleasure to do so. 1 would cer
tainly be present If it were possible for me
at "this time to get arty'wherf, .lid the fact
that It is Impossible causes nie genuine
The men who In '98 Volunteered at their
country's cull showed that they had in
tht-m the same spirit that actuated their
fathers in '81. The task was easy and
needed the exertion of but a fraction of this
nation's gigantic strength, but the way it
was dono snowed what the nation could do
if the need was more urgent.
My comradeship in the United Spanish
War veterans is something that 1 prize
more highly than I can well say, and I wish
godspeed to all at their first national en
campment as well as to their comrades who
are unable to attend. Sincerely yours,
Following the reading of President Roose
velt's letter short addresses were made by
C. M. McGrew of Indianapolis, Colonel Rus
sell B. Harrison of Indianapolis, Major J. C.
Dusenbury of Chicago, Judge Hamilton
Ward of Buffalo and Captain J. A. Welch
of Taunton, Mass.
The following telegram was sent to Pres
Your comrades of the United Spanish
war veterans in national convention as
sembled have Just received the reading of
your highly appreciated letter with en
thusiastic demonstrations of approval and
have directed me to extend to you their
moat fraternal, sincere' and affectionate
greetings. WILLIAM E. ENGLISH.
Reports were read and adopted tonight
and the following officers elected: Commander-in-chief,
Captain William E. Eng
lish of Indianapolis; senior vice, commander-in-chief,'
General George M. Moul
ton of Chicago; Junior vice commander-in-chief,
H. L. Warren of Bay City, Mich.;
judge advocate general, Captain W. J.
Schroeder of Cincinnati; surgeon general,
J. D. Howell of Buffalo; chaplain-in-chief,
Rev. W. II. I. Ramey of New York.
DETECTIVES CAPTURE ROBBERS
Three Men Who Stole Much Jewelry
Are Taken In Pennsyl
vania. EA8TON, Pa., Sept. 19. Three robbera
who have stolen thousands of dollars worth
of Jewelry and silverware from the resi
dences of wealthy people In Northampton
county were captured by mere accident at
Bellwood Park. N. J., by two railroad de
tectlvea. Tbe thieves give their names as
Thomas King, Richard Mason and John
Walsh of New York. ' King says he Is a
son of a Philadelphia policeman and will
not admit, as ithe others have done, of
having taken part In the robberies. He
does not deny that he was with them, but
declares that he la under a hypnotic spell
exerted by Mason and which he Is unable
to throw off.
Detectives Lee and Halley boarded a Le
high Valley coal train at Bellwood to look
for tramps and came upon the trio of
thieves. In tlx box they carried was
found the booty of Saturday night raids.
BATH IRON WORKS SOLD
Two Plants of Shipbuilding; Trust Dis
posed ' of by Receiver
BATH, Me., Sept. 19.-The Bath Iron
works and the Hyde Windlass works, the
local property of the United States Ship
building company, were sold here todsy
by order of a decree entered in the United 1
States district court for New Jersey June
The property was secured for the re
organisation committee represented by
Francis D. Pollock, whose bids were the
only ones made. The plants were sold
For the Hyde Windlass works Mr. Pol
lock's biiiH wes 3126,000 for the real prop
erty and tluO.OoO for the personal property.
For the Bath Iran works the bids were,
for the real properly, 1300,000, and for the
personal property, 31,000.
The sale was conducted by Receiver
James Smith, Jr.
ODD FELLOWS IN SESSION
Sovereign Gruud Lodae Courenea at
San Francisco Interest In
Election of Officers.
8AN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19.-The sov
erclgn grand lodge. Independent Order of
Odd Fellows, convened In this city today.
Escorted by the uniformed Patriarchs Mili
tant, the officers and members of the sov
ereign grand lodge marched from the
Lyceum theater to Notlve Sons' hall, where
the business sessions f the lodge are held.
The chief business or the morning was the
presentation and acceptance of credentials
George Hawks of Pennsylvania was
elected to preside as deputy grand sire
protem tn the absence of R. E. Wright.
A. L. Craig, delegate from the maritime
provinces, was appointed assistant grand
C. H. Lyman of Ohio was made assistant
In the afternoon there was a grand con
cert In Mechanics pavilion, followed by a
grand reception tonight at tho Lyceum.
The sessions of the sovereign grand lodgx
promise to he of much Interest. The com
ing election ol a grand sire to All the posi
tion that will be vacated at the close of
his two years' term by John D. Goodwin
attracts the most . attention. Under the
rules of the order Deputy Grand Sire Rob
ert E. Wright should be elevated to the
exalted position, but Mrl Wright has been
forced to decline to serve on account of 111
health. It is probable, however, that his
name will be presented 'for honorary elec
tion, after which n i will likely resign.
Those mentioned for the place are Judge
John L. Nolan of Tennessee, W. L. Klrken
dal of Wyoming, EL B. Conay of Illinois
and Hill Montague of Virginia.
California members of the order champion
an amendment to the constitution which
at present provides that no man, either
directly or Indirectly engaged In the liquor
traffic, shall become a member of the
order. They desire to have this provision
modified so that those whose business Is
Indirectly connected with the liquor traffic
may Join the order.
WRECK ON JJNI0N PACIFIC
Ralls Spread and Pullman Car Rolls
Down Embankment at Junc
tion City, Kansas.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan., Sept. 19 -The
Pullman section of the eastbound Atlantic
express on tho Union Pacific was wrecked
six miles west of .here shortly after 1
o'clock this afternoon by rails spreading.
The train was traveling about forty miles
an hour. Three Pullman cars left the track
and the one at the rear of the train rolled
over a fifteen-foot embankment, turning
over three times. There were thirty-two
persons In this car: Six of them were
seriously injured and the rest received
slight but painful Injuries. The Injured:
Fred 8. Coburn, WoOnsocket, R. I., over
come by gas and egj(f iruised.
A. Johnson, Providence, R, i.. cut about
neck and headr,ma,y prove fatal,
George Engleicoloira Pullman porter,
badly crushed abaut the chest.
Mrs. H. W. Rice, providence, R. t
bruised hip; serious, -ft, '
Others receiving s'hgrhtV Injuries were-
Mrs. A. I Peck, Providence. R. r.. bruised
about body and limbs.
Henry A. Carpenter, Providence R. I
bruised about body. '
Walter Darby, Providence, bruised body
and sprained shoulder. y
Walter S Grout, Providence, slightly cut
Dr. W. H. Carpenter, Providence, limbs
and back sprained.
G. W. Webster, Putnam. Qonn., sprained
shoulder and cut head. '
H Reynolds, Providence, sprained arm
J. Golf and H. C. Clarke, Charlotte, ' N.
C badly brulsefl body and limbs.
The injured were brought to this city
and will be cured for here. The last two
cars of the train were occupied by the St.
John's commandery. Knights Templar, No!
1, and Calvary commandery, Knights Tem
plar, No. 13, both of Providence-, R. I. The
members were returning home from the
San Francisco conclave.
ACCIDENTS AT ST. JOSEPH
Woman Killed and Eight Persons In.
Jo red In Collision Between (
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Sept. 19.-The collision
of a Messanle street car with an ice wagon
at Thirteenth and Edmond streets today
was fqliowed by a second collision, in
which a northbound car on Thirteenth
street crashed into the wreck, resulting In
eight persons being Injured, one fatally.
Mrs. J. E. Plerpont, wife of a physician
of Skidmore, Mo., In attempting to leap
from the second car, fell heavily to the
pavement and sustained a fractured skull.
She died at the Ensworth hospital. She
had a child In her arms, but the babe was
snatched away by one of the passengers
Just lii time to prevent Its sharing Its
mother's fate. Of the passengers on the
second car some fifteen were more or less
Injured, and the motorman, T. C. Smith,
sustained a torn arm. Two or three were
rendered unconscious. None of the pas
sengers on the first car were Injured.
The accident was caused by the wheels
slipping on wet rails and the brakes re
fusing to work.
Among the seriously Injured are:
Mrs. J. G. Moody, 614 South Thirteenth
Mrs. H. C. Chambers, 724 South Twenty
Mrsv Lee Moody, 1718 Charles street
Mrs. Claude Madison, !U South sixteenth
Miss Margaret Schuster, 1113 Frederick
T. C. Smith, motorman car No. 83.
NEGROES ARE "ORGANIZING
Excitement In Alabama as Result of
Finding: Body of Mutilated
MONTGOMERY,' Ala.. Sept. 1.-At Pratt
ville. Just across the Alabama river, a "be
fore Day" club, composed of negroes, has
been org&nlaed. The first indication of the
existence was the stopping of a white
planter on a road by a party of armed ne
groes. He was notified to move on and
not atop again. There is considerable ex
citement. The body of Willie Boyd, a young white
man of Short ere, was found under a bed
In the burning house of a regress. The
body waa mutilated by knife and gunshot
More Than Thieves Cam Carry. -
According to a report on Ale at the police
station thieves gorged themselves te such
an extent Saturday night at the home of
J; Ci k'Ti. JJ"rl" Twenty-second
street, that they either were unable or In
no state of mind to take sway the plunder
they had sorted out with the evident In
tention of theft. When the members of
the Dodge household awoke Sunday morn
ing It wss discovered the loe box had
been rallied end the best of silver a r
canfuliy sortea aul and placed la a aon.
NEW YORK DEMOCRATS MEET
Duncan Campbell Lee of Ithaca Will Be
Permanent Chairman of Convention.
SHEPARD IN THE LEAD FOR GOVERNOR
Klnara County Delegation Strongly
trains Candidacy f Grout
W 111 Attempt to Reach an
SARATOGA. N. Y.. Sept. 19. The major
Ity of the 450 delegates who will constitute
the democratic state convention called to
meet here at noon tomorrow are In Sara
toga. The hotel lobbies and corrlders,
streets and places of public resort are
Ailed tonight tonight with democrats from
all parts of the state discussing the prob
able ni tlon of the convention.
Since the arrival this morning of former
Senator Hill and State Senator MoCarren,
and this afternoon of William F. Sheehan,
August Belmont, former Senator Edward
Murphy, Jr., and Charles F. Murphy,
leader of Tammany hall, conferences have
been In progress almost constantl.'. The
net result of today's developments Is the
selection of Duncan Campbell Lee of Ithica
fo be permanent chairman of the conven
tion and former Senator George Raines of
Rochester to he chairman of the committee
Otherwise, according to the most authori
tative Information obtainable tonlgh. the
situation stands as it stood last Thursday
night, when Judge Parker left New York
city after his series of conferences with
various lenders, nothing hsving been an
nounced as to the prospective candidates
at that time.
Vnderrnrrent for Shepnrd.
There Is no diminution in the under cur
rent of feeling which has been In evldenre
since the delegates began to gather, that
unless some compromise becomes neces
sary the convention will result In the nom
ination of Edward tl. Shepard of Brook
lyn. The belief Is prevalent that Mr.
Shepard has the support of .the national
leaders and this belief gives strength to
the Shepard movement, although no one
In authority will admit that other than
state considerations will Influence the ac
tion of the convention. Those who hold
to Mr. Shc-pard's nomination think that
Anal conferences will eliminate all other
candidates. There Is this to be considered
that all factions In the state organization
are In harmony with Judge ParaVer and
would follow his wishes should he Indi
cate them, but there was no Indication to
day of the receipts of any such Intimation.
Senator McCarren today declared himself
unalterably opposed to the nomination of
Edward W. Shepard of Brooklyn, and an
nounced, without qualification, that If Mr.
Shepard was nominated It must be without
the aid or consent of Kings county, for
whose delegation he is believed to fpeak
with authority. This statement was made
especially In connection with his urgent
support of the candidacy of Comptroller
Edward M. Grout, but he admitted that if
a conference should agree upon the name
of John B. Stanchfield of Elmlra, Kings
county will concedo the withdrawal of Mr.
Grout's name, v .
Tomorrow'! session of the oonventWin
probably will be devoted entirely to pre
liminary organisation, including the speech
of Temporary Chairman William B. Horn
blower. The only things about trie platform re
garded as certain are that It will be com
paratively brief, that It will endorse tho
democratic national ticket and drastically
denounce the state administration of Gov
ernor Ode! I.
Taa-ftrart at Chicago.
CHICAGO, Sept. 19. Thomas Taggart,
chairman of the democratic national com
mute:, arrived in Chicago today. This Is
the first visit of the national committee
chairman to Chicago since he took hia
office as the party's manager and marks
the beginning of the democratic campaign
In Illinois. Democratic leaders from all
parts ot the state are here to meet him.
Chairman Taggart spent the day In con
ference with democratic leaders. In re
sponse to questions he said:
"If the heartiness of democrats mani
fested since my arrival ere Is any indi
cation of the political condition, I would
say that the democratic outlook Is ex
cellent. I have Just spent three days in
Indiana and And democratic affairs In that
Btate In Ana shape. I am also able to say
that In New York, New Jersey, Connecti
cut and West Virginia and east generally
the prospect Is such as to cheer the demo
Replying to a question as to the truth
fulneess of the report tnat he had been
practically supplanted as chairman, Mr.
Taggart uttered an emphatic denial, saying
that the national party leaders are work
ing In the utmost harmony. He declined
to make an announcement as to campaign
plans in the west until his return to New
FAIRBANKS' WESTER CAMPAIGN
Will Spend October lO In Nebraska,
Reaching: Omaha In Evening-.
CHICAGO, Bept. 19. The Itinerary for
Senator Fairbanks' campaign tour of the
PaclAc coast has been completed except
for the last day or two of It. It covers
eighteen or nineteen days and will take
him to the' state of Washington, over the
Northern Pacific route and bring hlra back
to Chicago over the Union Pacific and con
necting lines. He will be sccompanled by
Senator Dolllver of Iowa and other speak
ers will Join the party from time to time.
They will occupy a speclnl train. ' The
party will leave Chicago on the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul road at 10:46 p. m.,
Friday the 23rd, and arrive here on Its re
turn on October 11 or 12. The entire day,
Saturday, will be spent In Minnesota, and
about a doxen stops for rear platform
speeches will be made before reaching St.
Paul. The night meeting for that date will
be held at St. Paul. Sunday will be spent
crossing the state of North Dakota, but a
stop cf an hour and a half will be made
at Jameestown to enable the senator and
his friends to attend church, If they so
Beginning at Glendlve, Monday, the 26th,
that entire day, aa well as Tuesday,
Wednesday and a small fraction of Thurs
day will be given to Montana with night
meetings at Billings, Monday: Butte, Tues
day, and Helena. Wedneadsy. With a
meeting at Missoula Thursday morning,
Montana will be left behind and with the
exception ot one step In Idaho, at Sand
Point, the party will go direct to Wash
ington. The first stop In Washington will
be at Spokane and at that point a meeting
will be held on the night of the I9th. With
reached for Friday night. Seattle and
several stops between, Tacoma will be
other points will be covered during Satur
day, and on Saturday night the . only
speeches by the party In Oregon will be
made at Portland.
Sunday, Octontr t, will be spent tn Port
land and the Monday and Tuesday follow
ing In northern California. Beginning at
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SUMMARY OF WAR SITUATION
Japanese Reported Advancing on
Konropatkln In n Line Twenty
Seven Miles Lost,
Except for Important reconnaissances by
Generals Rennenkampff and Samsonoff,
there seems to have been little Interrup
tion of the quiet that ensued after the
hard Aghtlng around Lino Yang more than
a fortnight ago.
Indicative or the mortality among Rus
sian officers at the front Is the report from
St. Petersburg that about one-seventh of
the officers In the regiments of guards sta
tioned at the capital are to bo drafted for
service with regiments st the scene of war.
The Japanese are reported to be advan
cing slowly upon the positions held by the
Russians In a line extending about twenty
There have been no developments at Tort
Arthur beyond a reported futile sortie by
the garrison against a height which re
cently fell Into the hands of the Japanese.
Ill SSI A ANSWERS VNITED STATES
Delivers Statement as to .Construction
of Itnles Governing; Contraband.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 19 C.22 p. m.
The Russian answer to the American notes
In regard to contraband of war, as spe
cifically recommended In the case of the
British steamer Calchas and the Portland
Asiatic line steamer Arabia, both captured
by the Vladivostok squadron, the former
while bound from Puget sound ports to
Japan, has been delivered. It follows gen
erally the lines of the reply to Great
On the broad question involved Russia
recognizes the principle of the immunity
of Innocent trade with Japanese porta, but
It holds to its right to stop contraband
destined for the use of the Japanese mili
tary or naval forces. The United States
is Informed, aa was Great Brituln, that
instructions embodying the decision of tho
commission presided over by Prof. De Mar
tens, professor of international law at the
University of St Petersburg, have been is
sued In tho form of instructions to the
naval commanders and prize courts to
govern them In the future, the Instructions
recognizing tho dual uses therefore, only
the conditionally contraband character of
articles of the foodstuffs, rice, etc., enumer
ated In section 10 of article vl. of the
Russian regulations, with the exception of
horses and other beasts of burden. But
the mere fact that a consignment Is in
tended for private persons or Arms, as also
pointed out to Great Britain, Rusjla will
rot accept as necessarily furnishing ex
emption from selsure should circumstances,
for Instance, like the shipment of a full
cargo of food, create a fair presumption
that it la intended for the use of the Jap
anese government for supplying her army
or navy. The circumstances of each case,
therefore, will to a certain extent gov
Russia will not undertake at this Btage
to Interfere with the cases of the steam
ships Arabia and Calchas, of which the
courts have already, taken jurisdiction, and
in which the Vladivostok court found the
facts; but upon appeal the admiralty .court
will apply its Interpretation of section 10,
which practically amounts to an assurance
that the Aour, etc., seized, will then be
released. It Is Improbable, however, that
all the articles confiscated by the lower
court will be released.
As far as the Associated Press can learn
the commission's decision as embodied In
the instructions does tot go beyond the
articles enumerated In section 10, from
which it Is Inferred that coal, railroad ma
terial,, machinery and boilers for ships and
even cotton are enumerated along with mu
nitions of war, etc.. In other articles which
remain in the category of absolute contra
bond. It Is understood, however, that pri
vate assurances hnve been given the United
States that the American government will
be satisfied with the manner In which the
contraband rules will be Interpreted here
after. Wasblnn-ton Gets Report.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19.-The State de
partment has received from Ambassador
McCormlck a cablegram summarizing the
answer of Count Lamsdorff, the Russian
minister of foreign affairs, to Its protest
against the seizure by Russian warships
of food supplies of American origin car
ried on neutral ships. Count Lamsdorff
says that instructions have been sent to the
prlie courts and naval commanders supple
menting and explaining the regulations re
specting contraband of war originally
Issued. The conditional contraband charac
ter of articles of dual use Is admitted In
the new Instructions. If articles of dual
use are addressed to private Individuals In
Japan they will not be subject to seizure
and confiscation unless such private Indi
vidual are ahown to be agents or contract
ors of the fnllltarynuthoritles of Japan.
The construction thus placed upon the
regulations Is eminently gratifying to the
State department officials and It is directly
in line with their contentions. The result
will be to Arnily establish as a principle
of International law the exemption of food
stuffs conveyed under the conditions de
scribed from selsure. a mutter which has
not heretofore been one of universal prac
tice. The burden of proof as to the con
traband character of the goods is for the
first time placed squarely upon the naval
commanders attempting to make the seiz
ures and If the ship's papers are regular
the shipper will be regarded as having es
tablished prima facie the non-oontraband
of his ahlpment Thla la regarded aa of
great Importance to commercial Interests
It Is understood here that the next step,
to be taken relative to the seizure, already
made will be examinations by the prize
courts which originally condemned the
goods at Vladivostok with the purpose of
ascertaining whether any of the food was
destined for the Japanese government or lis
Nothing haa yet been heard from Mr
McCormlck respecting the machinery and
railway material seized, which must ba left
to further negotiations.
Will. Pap Portland Claims..
, PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 19. The Tele,
gram says advices have been received from
a San Francisco Arm of underwriters that
the Russian government will pay all cl ilms
of Portlnnd shippers arising from the seiz
ure of Aour on the German steamer Arabia
by the Vladivostok aqusdron. laical ship,
pers are preparing atatements of their
louses together with complete data relative
to tht shipments.
Story is Generally Discredited in Well
ABSOLUTE DENIAL AT ST. PETERSBURG
Aotion of United States in Lena Matter is
Pleasing to Bnssia,
PORT ARTHUR GARRISON MAKES SORTIE
Attempt to Recapture Fort from Japanese
SOME LIVELY SKIRMISHING NEAR MUKDEN
Another I.arare Army to Be Sent to
Manchuria to Be I'nder the
Immediate Command of
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co.. 1904.)
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 19. (New York
Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to
The Bee.) Some sensation wss caused thla
afternoon by the publication of a suspi
ciously worded telegram quoting a Tokio
dispatch to a notoriously unreliable half
penny London morning paper, to the ef
fect that a tremendous fight Is proceeding
at Mukden. The whole Russian army waa
engaged and the battle was said to be con
ducted on tho same lines as at Llao Yang.
Thia dispatch, forwarded by Reuter'a
News agency, waa backed up by another
dated at Mukden, transmitted by the sama
agency, saying that the correspondent waa
momentarily expecting a great battle,
which the Japanese were evidently going
to conduct on the same lines as Llao
Yang. The coincidence In the wording of
tho two telegrams, professing to come from
such widely different sources, still further
arouses ausplrlon as to the veracity of
The skirmishes of General Mestchenk'a
forces are Intended to Impede the advance
of the Japanese toward the Hun river,
which will form a serious Impediment to
the advance of the Japanese army on the
main road to Mukden.
In military circles It Is denied that the
battle has taken place and It la added that
the lack of newa la making correspondents
very desperate and Inventive.
Great satisfaction was expressed there
today regarding a report that the United
States had decided to allow the offlcera
and crew of the Lena to return to Russia.
Sortie at Port Arthur.
LONDON. . Bept. 19. A : dispatch from
Toklo to a news agency says': -
"A strong Rustlan force made a sortlo
from Port Arthur on the afternoon of
September 13 and attacked the Jtcsschan
fort, which was recently recaptured by
the Japanese, The Hunting lasted some
hours und the Russians eventually were
repulsed with heavy loss."
A dispatch to a news agency from Har
bin today says the Japanese are display
ing considerable activity in north Corea.
A skirmish Is reported between Japanese
troops and a regiment of Cossacks at
Fukchang. about twenty-seven mllea north
east of Mam Heuug.
SendlnsT Another Army.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 19. l:B7 p. m
Acting upon the advice of his military ad
visers, Emperor Nicholas haa decided to
form a second Manchurlan army. It will
bo formed of the corps which are being
sont to the far east and Lieutenant Gen
eral Llnevltch probably will be given the
command of the second army. General
Kouropatkln will become chief of both ar.
mles, but probably without the title f
commander-in-chief. It Is this impending
reorganization which aeems to have led to
the countless rumors and reports afloat
here of Kouropatkln'a supercesslon of
Viceroy Alex left as commander-in-chief of
the army, the latter' a resignation, etc, buC
the Associated Press' Investigations Indi
cate that the above is the real situation.
The Aaaoclated Press Is Informed that
Alexleff will continue to be viceroy and
that aa such he could not be subordinated
In title to the commanding general, which
would happen If Kouropatkln waa given the
tills of commander-in-chief. Nevertheless,
the Associated Press is Informed, Kouro
patkln will virtually be in complete, un
Kouropatkln and Alexleff Friendly,
As haa been heretofore stated on high
authority, the atorlea of AlexlefTa Inter
ference with Kouropatkln are entirely with
out foundation. On the contrary, Alexleff.
haa always ahown the utmost appreciation
of the peculiar delicacy ot his position as
Kouropatkln's jiuperior, studiously avoiding
even the semblance of Interference with the
operatlona of the Manohurlan army.
The Associated Press Is authorised again
to deny absolutely the story that Rear Ad
miral Prince Ouktomaky haa been oourt
martlaled. It la positively stated that he
haa never been under arrest at Port Arthur
and that there has never been a question
ot his trial by court-martial. He haa sim
ply been superseded by Rear Admiral Wlren
In the temporary . command of the Port
Arthur squadron, which Ouktomsky took
over when the late Rear Admiral Wlthoft
fell. This does not necessarily mean that
the admiralty Is satisfied with Rear Ad
miral Ouktomsky. On the contrary, his
shortcomings are recognized, loading to the
decision to place Rear Admiral Wiren la
Later In the day a dispatch was received
from General Kouropatkln announcing that
Generals Rennenkempff and Samsonoff are
conducting Important reconnolssancea
which havo resulted In rathep heavy fight
ing with miny casualties.
From General Kouropatkln's telegram,
which waa dispatched at t, o'clock yester
day evening, It appears that General Ren
nenkampff hod recovered from hta wound
and had resumed command of his troops.
The reconnolasanccs disclosed a further in
crease In tbe Japanese forces.
Japanese Cover Their Movements,
BERLIN, Sept. 19.-(0:40 p. m.)-A dis
patch to the IJkal Anzelger from Mukae:
says that tbe Jupnness positions are com
pletely crccned behind a Und of outpoits,
tad It lu al.nost impo.tblblu to obtain Info.--uiailun
Irom behind this veil. The Ru slans
cannot teil which of the four rouie the
Japanese advance will follow. Throe Jap
anese rompanles are patrolling the Hun
river In Junlu. It la reported that Llao Yang
la occupied by only one company aad the
heights northward of It by 2,009 men, the
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