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OMAIJA, SATUISDAY MORXIXO, SErTEMREK 24, 1904 TWELVE PAOES.
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HIS CBACE IS WRECK
Special Train Bearing Arcl
terbnry in Collii
DISTINGUISHED CH'JRChMAr - JURED
J. Pierpont Morgan. 'Who ff reai
faat, Escaped with Shal
SEVERAL TRAINMEN SUG -" OT
Train hil Banning Sixtj Miles an Hour
Strikes Detached Locomotive.
WRECKAGE COMPLETELY BLOCKS TRACK
Pfbtli Cleared Away and Another
Eaflnt Seeared Party Enroate
fro as Bar Harbor to
d.ST BROOKFIELI". Mass.. S"pt. 23.-A
special train cunvc-ylng the archbishop of
Canterbury from Bat Harbor, Me., to
Washington waa wrecked on the Boston .
Albany division of the New York Central
railroad near the station here today. The
archbishop was not injured, although con
siderably shuken up. J. Pierpont Morgan
of New York, who was also on the train
accompanying the archbishop, was shaken
up, but not hurt.
The upeclnl, running at the it9 of sixty
miles an hour, was Just passing the sta
tion when a detached locomotive, which
had been drawing a train on the North
Brookfield branch, ran outo the main line
for some reason at present unexplained.
The engineer of the special iig.ited a dan
ger signal, but owing to the high pwd of
the train and the slippery condition of
the rails due to the mist of the early
morning, he found It Impossible to do
more than slightly reduce the speed of his
locomotive. The engineer of the branch
engine heard the onrush of the special,
but he had not time to move out of the
way. The archbishop s train struck the
North Brookfleld engine with a terrific
crash and demolished It. The other loco
motive was thrown from the rails and
landed across the eastbound track near
the wreck of the North Brookfleld en
gine. The car did not leave the track.
Immediately It was realised that the
life of the archbishop and Mrs. Davidson,
as well as of others attending them, had
been Imperiled and fli-st Inquiries were for
them. Rev. J. Ellison, the archbishop s
secretary, answered for those In the arch
bishop's private car, saying that no one
was Injured. With the archbishop, be
aldes Mrs. Davidson and Mr. Morgnn,
were Rev. Hyla Holden and Rev. J. El
lison and attendants. It was rumored that
a maid was hurt, but her Injuries were not
Truffle on the road waa blocked for some
Several of the train hinds were slightly
Injured. So great was the speed of the
special that the solitary engine was carried
along ICO yards before it was dropped on
the eastbound rails. The tracks were con
The archbishop's special, with a new en
gine, later resumed Its trip to Washington.
Tries to Avoid t'olliaon.
The special train wu on engaged by
Mr. Morgan on behalf of the archbishop
and wus In charge of Conductor John Fox
of Worcester and Engineer John Lord of
that city. The locomotive which had drawn
In the mixed train waa switching the cars
In the yards as usual. The engine was
Just over the switch on the main line, when
the locomotive of the special appeared
around the curve about luo yards distant.
The air brakes of the special were set
sharply and, though the valves were open,
spreading sand over the rails. Engineer
Lord could not prevent striking the local
engine, which, being much lighter than the
other, was picked up on the pilot of the
special and lifted over about 300 feet of
track and then dropped In a heap. The
wreckage completely blocked the eastbound
The engine of the special was badly dam
aged In the collision and waa Interlocked
with the ruina of the branch locomotive.
The shock waa not great enough to throw
either of the two cars on the special from
the rails. Nona of the occupants had left
their bertha except Mr. Morgan, who waa
at the breakfast table when the cr&jh
came. Large plate glass mirrors In the
cars were broken, as were also several of
the breakfast dishes. Mr. Morgan was sud
denly thrown forward, but was not pitched
from his seat. The members of the arch
blshop's party were also badly shaken up,
but none except a niald was Injured.
Boon after the cars came to a standstill
Mr. Morgan hurried Into the East Brook
fleld station and sent several messages.
When asked as to the effect of the collision
of those In the cars he said: "There was
an accident and no one was Injured. Get
this over the wires as soon as possible
that no one was Injured."
The archbishop and party did not leave
the car until Just before the Journey waa
resumed. Dr. Davidson had nothing to say,
but his secretary. Rev. Mr. Ellison, In a
brief statement, said that no ona had been
FIREMEN MAY LEAVE PEORIA
Convention Coaaidera MoTlag to
Larger t'ltj Woman's Society
BUFFALO. N. T Sept. 23-The question
of removing the headquarters of the Broth
erhood of Locomotive Firemen from Peoria,
IIL, Co a larger city, la attracting the at
tention of the delegates to the ninth bien
nial convention of that order.
The Woman's society. Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen, today elected the fol
lowing officers and adjourned: President.
Mrs. F. M. oargent. Washington, D. C;
secretary and treasurer. Mrs. Mary Dubois,
Boone, la.; editor, Mrs. Agnes M Ctrong,
Boon a la.; trusteea. lira Sadie Schoenell,
Huutingtun. Ia.; Mrs. Watts, Porta, IIL;
Mrs. George Boding, Chicago. Grand ex
ecutive board: Mrs. Mary E. Coffey, Clin
ton. Ia.; Mn. E. A. Ball, Stratford, Ont.
ad Mrs. L. E. Ktllian, SedalU, Mo.
Harem Cedlege ts p. -
HURON. 8. D. Sept. 3. (Special)
Huron college began the fail term Wednes
day, with an enrollment of students of
nor than 100. At the opening exercises
an Interesting addreee waa delivered by
Rev. J. p. Anderson, his theme being the
-NeceaaUy of a Christian Education." A
large number of ritlaena and friends of
the college were present. The Voorheea
dormitory, for girls. Just completed, at an
expense of about 140.000, la now Occupied.
It la ana of the larget and moet con
venient structures of its kind In the north
weat and located near the city ou the
FRANCE IS COVETING LIBERIA
Eagllsh Traveler Says Segroea ef
Africa Republic Are Prac
LONDON, Sept. 23. Sir Hairy Johnston,
the well known traveler and former consul
general for the Cganda protectorate, mho
recently returned here from a visit to Li
beria, is quoted in an interview as saying
there is no doubt that France Is endeavor
ing to secure, as a result of the boundary
dispute. a portion of the territory of the
Liberlan republic. "No Justification what
ever can be "shown for such a procedure."
he said, "other than the right of the strong
est end the total Inability of Liberia to re
sist by force any French aggression."
Sir Harry speaks highly of the American
negro. A cer-eus, wl.ich he made shows
that there are about lC.uuO of the residents
In Liberia who "show under their own
government what the negro is capable of
In the way of clvlllxatlon. American and
British philanthropists who have watched
Liberia for years could not but view with
great bitterness any attempt on the part
of the colonlal-rarty In France to take ad
vantage of Liberia's weakness to snip off
portions of Its territory "
LADY CtRZO 1 SLIGHTLY BETTER
Condition Still Critical. tnt Patient
I Showiest Slrragth.
LONDON. Sept. 23. The condition of
Lady Cunon of Kedleston, wife of the
former viceroy of India, who was taken 111
two days ago. is still critical, but was
slightly Improved this morning. A dispatch
from Walmer castle, near Dover, the offi
cial residence of Lord Curznn as lord
warden of the Cinque ports, says her lady
ship s stength Is well maintained.
Five doctors are at Wa?mer castle and all
of 'them were In attendance upon Lady
Cunon throughout the night.
There was a slight improvement In Lady
Curxon's condition this evening.
Lord Curzons reappointment to the post
of viceroy of India was gazetted today.
SIMLA. British India. Sept. 23. The
greatest concern Is felt here because of
Lady Curzons lllnese and the latest bulle
tins regarding her ladyship's condition are
CHICAGO. Sept. 23. Mrs. L. Z. Leiter
and her daughter, Nannie, prepared to
leave for London today on the way to the
bedside of Lady Curzon. Mrs. Leiter, her
two daughters, Daisy and Nannie, and Jo
seph Leiter arrived In Chicago today from
AMERICAS SI I IDES I LODO
Aliened Son of Kansas City Man Ends
Life in London Hotel.
LONDON. Sept. George Davis, said
to be the son of a wealthy ranch owner
of Kansas City, was found dead In bed
at a leading London hotel today. An
artery of his left arm had been cut with
a raxor which was found beside the body.
It Is supposed that Davis, who was here
on a visit, committed suicide.
Davis, who was 36 years old, came to
London about two weeks ago lth his
wife on a pleasure tour. On Tuesday he
was slightly Indisposed and a physician
waa called In and prescribed for him, but
the complaint was not serious. Mrs. Davis
occurled an adjoining room. She Is pros
trated and la unabte to throw any llabt on
her husband's death. When the body waa
found Mrs. Davis telegraphed to her Hus
band's father. J. J. Davis of Kansas) City,
who cabled to a friend In London to take
charge of the body, which will be taken to
America after the Inquest, which occurs
WILL, LEARM LAY OF THE LA3D
German Fona in Africa Handicapped
by lark of Accurate Maps.
BERLIN. Sept. 21 Three officers of the
topographical department of the general
stall will leave here on their way to South
west Africa September 30 to conduct a
topographical survey and make new maps
of the country. It having been shown by
the present campaign that the existing
maps of the German possessions in the
regions are quite Inadequate.
A detachment of the railway battalion,
which will sail on the same steamer, will,
after Improving the landing facilities, take
up the construction of a railway line In the
rear of the army. These steps are taken
to Indicate a belief that the authorities
have a loag campaign on their hands,
which opinion Is strengthened by reports
from Capetown of further uprisings by the
CHI.. ASKS FOR AN APOLOGY
Aasanlt of Soldiera Tpoa General's
Hoik Sot to Result ia Trouble.
PEKING, Sept. 22. -Afternoon. The con
flict between Chinese and Italian soldiers
September 15, during which one of the
Itallsns fired two shots Into the residence
of General Chiang, the Chinese commander
fn chief, has given rise to nothing serious.
The incident will be terminated by an
cpology, which, bovwver. has not yet
been tendered. The assault by Chinese on
the commander of the French legation
guard. Captain Lribe, Monday, while
taking photographs of the Forbidden dry
from a roof, which waa tmmedlaely set
tled by an apology, was apparently due
to Chinese soldiers thinking the captain
was an Italian, which caused them to
attack him. .
Tt'RKGY TO BIT TORPEDO BOATS
French Correspondent Tbinka Trouble
with America la at End.
PARIS. Sept. 23. The correspondent of
the Temps at Constantinople, referring to
the fact that the American minister. Mr.
Leishman. was Invited by the sultan to
dine at the palace Wednesday, telegraphs:
This exceptional act of graclousness la
considered an augury of the solution of.
the pending Turkish-American questions.
The Turklsa admiralty has been com
manded to order a number of torpedo boats
from American and European ship yards."
Canadian Government Loses Majority.
TORONTO. Ont., Sopt. 23. E. J. Davis,
commissioner of crown lands and a member
of the Ontario legislature, has been un
seated as a result of a petition against his
return for North York at the bl-electlon
In February, This leaves the govern
ment without a majority on the floor. The
speaker, however, has the privilege of cast
ing a vote In the case of a tie.
Freetbiakera to Meet la Paris.
ROME, Sept. 23. The congress of. Free
thinkers today decided to meet In Paris
In li6 and In lut at Buenoa Ayres for
North and South Americana and at Barce
lona for Europeans, although the Span,
lards In attendance at the present congress
expressed the fear that the Madrid guv.
eminent will forbid the meeting.
Mob Hauls for sea-re.
PATTON. Ph.. Sept 23. A negro ar
rented for an assault made on Mrs. Hog
Can waa rt-loased today aouordlng to hi
captor. Coniab!e J..kon. the prisoner
having proven an ly'lbi. Three hundred In.
f.irlated tiuiJns who set out to lynch the
negro discredited the constables aUiry and
are searukiug fur the negruk
HOLDUP IN GRAIN EXCHANGE
Loco Bobber Takes $4,400 from Two
Clerks at San Francisco,
DARING THIEF MAKES HIS ESCAPE
Money Waa in a Salt taae Welch
Mew Had Just Brought frosa De
posit Vault of a Trast
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 3. -Competing
two clerks to go Into a room at the point
of a revolver to be made prisoners, a
marked man today took a suit case con
taining 14.100 and records and papers be
longing to the Central Grain and Stock
exchange at 20 Lledesdorff street and then
made his escape.
F. J. Flynn and H. T. Pearney are clerks
employed by the exchange, and they were
carrying the suit case containing the gold,
silver and paper Into the office through a
passageway In the rear when they were
confronted by the robber. His revolver
caused them to obey his commands. . The
thief was hidden behind a partition, so
that he could not be seen until a person
was within a few feet of him. He showed
perfect familiarity with the premises, and
the police who are working on the case
think they have a good clue to his Ident
ity. It is customary for these two clerks to
carry the suit case to the safe deposit de
partment of the Union Trust company.
Market and Montgomery streets, every
night ard return It In the morning. Be
fore their arrival the place Is cleaned out
by an Italian and It was through a door
left open by him that the robber slipped in.
As the clerks entered they heard a com
mand of "hands up." They turned around
and saw the robber. He was wearing a
mask made of a white handerchlef In
which holes had been cut for the eyes and
nose. The revolver was of a large size
and formidable looking. "March with
the suit case to that step half-way down
the hall there." ordered the robber. On
arriving at the designated point the clerks
were Instructed to drop the suit case
and then, move forward. They were forced
to go into a toilet nom and, getting them
there, the robber took a piece of cord and
tied their hands to a hook which had been
made in the brick wail with a large wire
nail which had recently been placed there.
With the clerks tied In the room, the
robber took the suit case and departed.
Presumably he had some conveyance near
at hand. The two clerks released them
selves after some trouble and notified the
police of the robbery.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Major Hunter to Have Charge of Con.
structloa Work at Fort
(From a Stan Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 13. (Special Tele
gram.) Major George K. Hunter, Sixth
cavalry, is relieved from duty with that
regiment and will assume charge of con
struction at Fort Meade.
Rural free delivery, routes ordered eetab
Ushed November 1: Nebraska, Albion,
Boone county, one additional: area twenty
nine square miles; population, 50. Corn
stock, Custer county., one additional; area
thirty-nine and one-half square miles; pop
ulation, 500. Hartlngton, Cedar county, one
additional; area thirty-four square miles;
population, -mo. Milford. Seward county,
one additional; area, thirteen square miles;
population, 250. St. Edward, Boone county,
one additional; area, twenty-seven square
miles: population. 500. Iowa, Schleswlg,
Crawford county, two routes: area seventy-four
square miles; population, LOW.
Postmasters appointed: Iowa, Rand-),
Calhoun county, Lyman Jenks, vice B. T.
Richards, removed. South Dakota. Rowen,
Minnehaha county, Peter Anderson, vice
Alfred Reed, resigned.
AMERICANS SHOri.D LOOK OCT
Investors Warned Against Schemes
of Designing People.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 23. In the course
of their routine reports some of the Amer
ican consuls have recently had occasion, to
admonish their people at home against In
vestment In alluring enterprises projected
In the countries In which the consuls am
located until they have made thorough
personal Investigation of the alleged facts
contained In the prospectuses. ,
Unwilling to do an injustice to any enter
prise of real merit, the department hes
caused Inquiries to be made In most of
these cases and has ascertained that the
warnings sent out by the consuls are In
variably fully warranted. With a view to
the protection of the American public
against fraudulent Investment companies
operating abroad, the American consuls
will hereafter give special attention to such
enterprises, ascertaining exactly what
foundation there la for the claims of con.
cessions and prospectuses, and the farts
will be officially disclosed where It appears
that a fraud la being practiced upon the
Morton Cuts Red Tape.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23. A general or
der has been Issued at the Navy depart
ment that greatly simplifies the method of
contracting with the railroad companies
for the transportation of officers and men.
It Is one of several moves recently made
by Secretary Morton to cut out some of the
red tape which clogs the wheels of depart
Iaterparliamentariaas at Waahln artoa.
WASHINGTON, Sept. S3. The members
of the Interparliamentary union arrived
here today from Niagara In their special
train. After breakfast the delegates were
given a three hours' rlda around the city,
followed by a visit to Mount Vernon.
Jewel Selects Practice Grounds.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 3.-Rear Admiral
Jewel, commander-in-chief of the European
squadron, has Informed the Navy depart
ment that he will hold the autumn prac
tice of his squadron at Abouklr bay this
WOMAN FALLS FROM BALLOON
Mrs. George Headrlcks Dropa lata
Lake at Phllllpsbarg, Kaa
a ad Drswna.
PHILLIPSBURO. Kan.. Sept. 23 Mm
(Gorge Hendricks fell from a balloon Into
the Rock Island lake here today and was
drowned before boats could reach here.
She made the ascent successfully, but when
she made the parachute leap the parachute
failed to work properly. .
Russia Exports Wore Grain.
ST." PETERSBURG, Sept. a. Grain ex
ports are Increasing at all Russian porta
especially the axporiaUua at wbeat to
FOSTER ON DIPLOMATIC RANKS
Abolition of Distinctions of Grade
Oaly Way to Secure Good
ST. LOUIS. Sept. '23. As the Interna
tional Congress of Arts and Sciences draws
to a close the Interest manifested In the
proceedings increases. Although the meet
ings will not adjourn until that of the re
ligious session next Sunday in Festival hall,
the real business of the congress will con
clude tomorrow. Tonight tne members of
the congress were entertained by the expo
sition management at a. banquet. Ad
dresses were made by prominent men on
"There will be no satisfactory settlement
of diplomatic rank until all distinctions are
abolished and a single grade Is established
In ail the capitals of the world." waa the
statement made today by Former Becretary
of Slate John W. Foster In an address be
fore the section on diplomacy on "The
Proper Grade of Diplomatic Representa
tives." Mr. Foster laid stress on the im
portance of establishing a system of
diplomacy which will not subject repre
sentatives to Inconvenience and even In
dignity because of their lower rank as min
isters. He added:
"The late trouble between the United
States and Turkey grew out of the fact
that the American minister could not have
access to the sultan and higher officials
because he did not possess the rank of am
bassador, and the Turkish government re
fused to recognize the request."
"The Contemporary Development of
Diplomacy" was the subject of an address
delivered by David J. Hill, minister of the
United States to 8wltxerland. The advo
cacy of an educational enterprise of an in
ternational character to train men for the
diplomatic service was the salient point of
Mr. Hill's remarks.
Economical initiation of Labor.
"The greatest problem before the engi
neers and managers today Is the econom
ical utilization of labor, and scientific in
vention Is Its sole solution," said L. Gantt,
a mechanical engineer of Providence, R. I.
Mr. Gantt divided the problem into three
parts to find out a proper day's task for
a man suited to the worn, to find out the
compensation needed to induce such men
to do a full day's work, to plan so that the
workman may work Continuously and elfl
ciently. Dr. Emil Murmterberg. president of the
city charities of Berlin, In a discussion be- j
fore the section of dependent group of I
"The Problem of Poverty," defined poverty j
) as the social and physical condition of in
dividuals brought about by the loss of suffi
cient means of support, which needs must !
be supplied either by gratuitous help or by I
lUICC 111 UriidilLC IIL
Prof. Hott of Germany stated before the
surgery section that cancer was due to the
existence of a germ and that this germ
not only grew In the person disetaed, but
could be successfully transplanted In other
"A man of genius is a sociological freak
whose appeaienco cannot be determined,"
said Prof. Edward A. Rosa of the Uni
versity 'of Nebraska in an address before
the section of social psychology.
Acknowledging the potency of the. press
In the matter of the dissemination of reli
gious thought, Jao? H. Buckley, editor
-C the Christian "Art voeate. New York, spoke
today at the meeting of the section on reli
That the boycott had no right to exist
was the stand taken by Dean William
Draper Lewis of the University of Penn
sylvania in an address before the section
of private law.
One of the largest audiences that has
attended a sectional meeting of the
International CongresH of Arts end Sci
ence listened to the address of James
Eryce, member of the British Parlia
ment from Scotland, who spoke on
"Political Theory and Na'.ional Adminis
tration." Mr. Bryce maintained that an
absolute system of civil service should be
the dominating force In every government
which pretended to be democratic. "No
public officer or member of an administra
tion or of the public service should be
permitted the right of suffrage and should
be excluded absolutely and entirely from
participation In the ballot." said he. Ab
solute freedom from political Influences,
either legislative or personnl, he held,
would be the only method whereby true
popular government would reach the de
sired end promised by theoretical demo
Dr. William H. Maxwell, superintendent
of the public schools of New York City,
was the principal speaker In the sectional
meeting of the department of education
Sectional meetings today again occupied
the attention of the delegates to the Inter
national Congress of Arts and Science,
which is In session at the World's fair
One of the most Important features of the
day was the session of the "New Testa
ment" division, wbich was held In Con
vention hall. Prominent professors of
theology delivered addresses and many
delegates were Interested listeners.
TRAIN STRIKES DYNAMITE
Wagon Loaded with Explosive Stopa
on Track Two Dead, Mae,
CUMBERLAND, M1, Sept. S3. A fast
freight on the Baltimore it Ohio railroad
struck a wagon loaded with 750 pounds of
dynamite at a crossing at North Branch,
W. Va., this afternoon. Two men we res
killed and nine persons were injured, three
of them seriously. James Lalng, driver of
the dynamite wagon, was uninjured except
for the rupture of the ear drums. The
locomotive and several cars were demol
ished, and windows a mile away on a
mountain were shattered.
According to witnesses, Lalng, hearing
the train, became terrified and stopped on
the track. The wagon lacked three feet
of clearing the train when the locomotive
struck the rear end. The rails were thrown
out of the bed and twisted serpentine.
Engineer Pike was held under Iron pipes
on top of a boiler while slowly cooking to
death. It required! four men to extricate
him. The explosion knocked nearly every
person In the neighborhood down, hurled
Hunter Bowen through a roof, but did not
hurt him, and threw pieces of Iron 2U0
WHEAT PRICES GO HIGHER
December Option Advaaees Three aad
Halt Cents uu Reports of Heavy
CHICAGO. Sept. Zt An advance of SH
centa In the price of wheat for December
delivery occurred here today. Active cov
ering by shorts who became alarmed at the
bullishness from abroad claiming require
ment of Importing countries this season
would be the heaviest on record being rc
sjmnslble for the sharp advance.
The market closed almost at the highest
point of the day. with December ai
BUJV May clos4 at U.ltVtfLliy
CANNON ENTERS NEBRASKA
First sf Eia Meetings- in State at Falls
City an Enthusiastic One.
DRIVES HOME SOME PROTECTION TRUTHS
Polnte Out How, Inder that Policy,
the Maanfsctariaa; Industries of
, the State Have Grown and
FALLS CITY. Neb.. Sept. 3. (Special
Telegram.) Speaker Cannon entered Ne
braska this afternoon and began by an ad
dress this evening at this place a tour of
the state occupying a week, during which
time he will visit the principal points con
nected with the several congressional con
tests. Mr. Cannon left Belleville, III., yesterday
evening, passing through Kansas City this
morning, where he was visited by the
mayor of the city and other prominent
officials of the municipality. When his
train pulled Into Atchison It was met by a
large crowd, which Insisted upon an ad- j
dress. The speaker good-naturedly com
plied with the'r calls and in a five-minute
talk praised the suite of Kansas and tmJ
of lis progress by some illustrations that
were very striking. He spoke of the time,
clearly within his own recollection, when
there was no Atchison and no state of
Kansas. The crowd give him one great
cheer as he moved away.
At Hiawatha a body of people came rush
ing to the train calling loudly for the j
speaaer. as ne sieppea upon tne piauorm
he was cheered and spent the moment of
stop shaking hands with those who
crowded up. Representative Burkett, to
gether with several ciUzens of Falls City,
including C. F. Reavls, chairman of the
reception committee, met the speaker at
the train. He was driven around the coun
try during a portion of the afternoon and
enjoyed the ride immensely. The speaker
does like to drive through a beautiful farm
ing country, and It Is his greatest pleasure
to be in a community which Is essentially
one of prosperous farming. He was en
thusiastic in his praise of this rich farm
Opera House Crowded.
The meeting tonight, which was addressed
by the speaker and also by Congressman
Watson of Indiana, a most eloquent and
logical spender, was a splendid one. It
took place In the opera house, which was
crowded to Its capacity, and If it Is an Indi
cation of what his other meetings will be
his trip will certanly render great service
to the republican national and congres
Nearly all of his address was devoted to
the subject of protection, and the speaker
ia evidently of the opinion that this ques
tion will be the one most hotly contested
before the end of the campaign.
That portion of his address touching the
advance In diversification of Industries in
the ttate of Nebraska was especially Inter
esting and calls attention to a conditio!,
that perhaps few people realize Nebraska
as it is known among the other states of
the union as a commonwealth of agriculture
and that Indust-y ts generally supposed to
be the greatest by far of all those within
Its borders. Mr. Cannon called attention
to the fact that the value of the manu
factured products of the state in the year
1000 almost equalled the value of the ag
ricultural product. This statement will
fctrike many as a remarkable or.e, and it
shows, as the speaker says sTiat in diversi
fying industries in a commonwealth the
people take advantage of a principle of
protection that leads unerringly to great
commercial enterprise and Immense finan
cial returns. Under no policy, he printed
out, could this possibly be done excepting
that of protection, Intelligently and cour
Governor Mickey was present and made
a short address.
Mr. Cannon la one of the most democratic
r.f men All his illustrations In his ad
dress show that he has led the simple and
modest life. He uses no abuse as be
forges his argument, but In a quaint and
homely way states every proposition
clearly and forces close attention. The
speaker, Interested as he is principally In
the congressional contests, praised Repre
sentative Burkett handsomely. He seemed
to be as proud of his leading lieutenants
as a father of his children and right roy
ally did he give his high estimate of Mr.
Burkett and his career. The speaker and
party leave tomorrow morning Jor Red
Cloud, Oxford and Hastings.
Klnkald at Ord.
ORD, Neb., Sept. 13. (Special.) The re
publican campaign In the Loup valley was
formally opened last night when, after a
big" torchlight procession led by the North
Loup band, Hon. M. P. Klnkaid, congress,
man of the district, and Messrs. Morten
sen, O'Brien and Ehton, candidates on the
state ticket, lrl turn talked to the crowds
at the county courthouse. The seating ca
pacity of the building was Inadequate to
accommodate those anxious to hear the
speaking and many were turned away. The
address of the evening was delivered by
Judge Klnkaid and was a convincing po
In order that the Interests of the candi
dates may be properly looked after a re
publican club waa recently organized. The
republicans of Valley county are awake to
the interests of the party and several other
railys of a rousing nature are figured on
for some time during the next two months.
TABLE ROCK. Neb., Sept. 3. (Special.)
The campaign In Pawnee county was
opened last night at Steinauer, ten miles
west on the Rock Island, where Congress,
man E. J. Burkett gave one of his stirring
speeches to a crowded house. Hon. E. A.
Tucker of Humboldt, candidate for state
senator, was also present and talked sound
republican doctrine to an appreciative
IOWA FAILURE CAUSES CRASH
Aulrmaa Company of Cleveland At
tributes Trouble to Misfortaaa
CLEVELAND. Sept. 3 Colonel J. J.
Sullivan, president of the Central Na
tional bank of this city, who has been ap
pointed receiver of the Auitman Co. of
Canton, O.. extensive agricultural machin
ery manufacturers, left for the latter city
yesterday to take charge of the big plant
It la stated that the liabilities of the
Auitman Co. are not less than Sl.5o0.00n,
the present trouble Is said to be due to
the failure of the Cedar Rapids Supply
company of Cedar Rapids, la., recently.
The Iowa conevrn, according to the peti
tion, la a large creditor of the Auitman
The failure of the Arctic Machine com.
pany ef Akron, with liabilities aggi-tgiting
about ffkn.OUO, resulted from, the financial
trcublea of the Auitman Co. The latter
concern manufactured all the machinery
bandied by the Axctio company.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Partly Inurfy and Cooler Saturdayi
Shnners la East Porilna. Sunday
Temperature at Omaha Yeeterdart
Hoar. Ilea. Honr. Dec.
8 a. m ..... . 1 p. m
a. m ;T a p. m 2
7 a. in U.H 3 p. ra " I
a. tu .TO 4 p. m t
n. m TK It p. m M
10 a. m TU N p. m
11 a. m T7 T p. m w
12 m TH H p. m tw
9 p. m M1
SUMMARY OF WAR SITUATION
Japanese Armies Probably A4vaactac
on wukden Dearth of Sews
from Port Arthar.
Secrecy veils the. movements of the Jap
anese armies In ManchurU and little that
Is Indicative of developments in the sit
uation Is permitted to reach the corre
spondents. Apparently four Japanese
armies are converging on Mukden, but.
although the distance to be covered is
not great, several days are expected ti
elnppe before there ensues a battle with
the forces under Gener.il Kouropatkin.
There is no news from the direction of
Port Arthur, though it wras probable
that fightir.g "la In progress there.
There is no confirmation of the report
that the Riislan cruiser Gromohol has left
Vladivostok In pursuit of a Japanese
BRIDE LEAVES HER HUSBAND
Wife ef Pitcher Welmer Did Sot
Know He Waa n Divorcee Intll
CHICAGO. Sept. 23.-A bride of a f.-w
hours. Laura Trumbull Welmer. wife of
Jacob We.mer, the crack pitcher of the
Chicago National league base ball team, It
Is announced today, fled from his rm to
take refuge at the home of r father,
George T. Trumbull, president of the
Trumbull Safe and Vault company. She
had discovered that W'eimer had been di
vorced a condition not recognized by the
Roman Catholic church, of which she is a
devout member. Now they are far apart,
Weimer In Brooklyn with his club and his
bride at her parents' home.
Friends and relatives are trying to un
tangle the complications. Appeal to the
pope for a special dispensation Is one of
the suggestions advanced. Whether the
separation will be permanent or the newly
married couple will be reunited no one pro
tends to be aHe to say.
"We are waiting to see," said Mrs.
Welmer between sobs today. "We are
waiting that Is all I can say."
Mrs. Weimer's eyes were red with weep
ing and it was apparent the shock hid
borne heavily upon her. It was the first
time she had left her room since she sought
Its FOlitudo within a few hours of her wed
ding Reports from the east indicate that
Weimer. too, has felt the blow. He is said
to look haggard and to have lost nearly
forty pounds in weight through worry.
The ceremony was performed by Bishop
Muldoon a week ago. Welmer abandoned
Lutheran. sm in order that the wedding
might conform with, the wishes of ids
bride's family. Ten years ago, when a
mere boy. the noted left-handed pitcher
was married at Des Moines, la., tht union
being unhappy and of brief duration. Di
vorce followed and the former Mrs. Weimer
took up her home in Los Angeles. Ca'...
where she now is with her little daughter.
Never giving thought to the possibility of
such an Incident in his life, none of the
Trumbull family asked Welmer if he bed
been married before, and not appreciating
Its significance to a Riman Catholic fam
ily, Weimer made no refeience to ,t.
So it was not until after the cromony
that the family learned of the true H;.te
of affairs. Since then Wei-ner and i-he
have exchanged correspondence, but have
STRIKE RIOT NEAR PITTSBURG
Deputy Guardlnar Plant Fatally In
jured as Renalt of Fight
PITTSBURG, Sept. 3. O. W. Fldlan. a
deputy guarding the property of the Pitts
burg Steel company's plant at Glassport,
Pa., was fatally shot In a riot which broke
out between about twenty-five strikers and
the same number of men employed by the
mill and deputies. Deputy Stewart and
George Carl, nonunion men employed In
the plant, were badly beaten with clubs
and stones before they were able to get
inside the mill. There was an exchange of
from twenty-five to forty shots before the
deputies succeeded In scattering the
The strike has been In progress for sev
eral months and trouble has arisen a num
ber of times.
WEATHER MEN END CONVENTION
Next Place of Meeting Will Not Be
Announced at This
PEORIA, 111.. Sept. 3. The closing ses
sions of the convention of weather men
were uneventful. Papers were read as fol
lows: "A Study of Rainfall on the West
Florida East Coast." B. Bunemeyer, Prov
idence; "Climatology of Poto Rico," W. H.
Alexander, Galveston; "Monthly Statement
of Averages ror Rural Press," W. 8. Belden,
Vlcksburg; "Irregularities in Frost and
Temperature In Neighboring Localities."
Dr. L M. Cllne, New Orleans; "Former
Weither Bureau Conventions," James T.
The place of the next meeting was not
announced. It being customary to defer this
until six months previous to assembling.
Coasider Passenger Rates.
FRANK FORT-ON-THE-MAIN. Sept. 3 -Herr
Ballln, director general of the Hamburg-American
line; Herr Wlegeand, direc
tor general of the North German' Lloyd
Une, and Herr C. Plate, president of that
line; J. Wiimlck of the Italian Steamship
company, of Genoa nnd O. and J. G. Reu
schlln of the Holland-American Steamship
company held a meeting nicre today to
discuss the transatlantic passenger rates.
Movemeata ef Ocean Vessels Sept. 2.1.
At New York Arrived : Mongolia, fro.n
Glasgow;- I'lKM-nkU. It tn Hamburg; Cal
aarla, from Leghorn. Arrived: Arabic
At Plymouth Arri ..i: Koenig All ert.
from New York; ! i. nliurg, from New
At Liverpool A. . ; . r i: Roman, from
At yueenstown i-illed: Republic, from
Liverpool. Arrived: Cymric from Boston.
At Rut'erlam-Arrlved: Ityndaoi. from
At Movllle Sailed: Ravarlan, for Mon
treal; Aneliorla, for New York.
At Went Harteipool Sailed: Evangeline
At Copenhagen Sailed: Oscar II, for
At Hamburg Arrived: Prlna Oskar. from
New York; Hohensollern, from New York.
Ac Cherbourg vAxrlved; Koulf Albert,
trout New l'oik,
TO GO EAST
Everythine Indicates Sailing of
Squadron for the Orient
ALL AVAILABLE WORKMEN KEPT BUSY
Fear Port Arthur Will Fall Before Eelisf
Can Reach ths Defender
KOUROPATKIN ALSO BEING REINFORCED
Expects to Be Able to Take Offensive bj
the Time Fleet Arrives.
PREPARING NOW FOrt FURTHER RETREAT
Report from Port Arthur Via Paris la
to the Effect Russian Mines at
Port Arthur Work Havoc
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904 )
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept 3. (New York
Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to
The Bee ) In spite of constant affirmations
to the contrary, there are unodubted Indi
cations that the second Paelfio squadron
will leave the Baltic so that, under eco.
nomlcal coal consumption ind moderate
speed. It will reach Port Arthur In Jane
ary. Then, with greatly augmented forces.
General Kouropatkm will time himself for
a simultaneous effort to reach the defender
of the fort, while Admiral Wlren will leave
the harbor and attack the Japanese fleet.
Admiral BlrelefT, commander at the Cron
stadt navy yard, has been ordered to work
night and day unceasingly upon the Ironclad
Orel, the cruisers Olep and Jemechug and
the transport Kamchatka, so that they may
Join the main fleet now Iylrt4 at Llbau with
the utmost rapidity. Orders are Imperative
that they nuit Cronstadt on Sunday, while
tiie Izuinarum la being pushed forwurd,
and will leave on Thursday next.
As showing how urgent the departure of
the fleet is considered, every available me
chanic at Cronstadt has been called upon
for extra time, and workmen at the Neva
navy yard have also been heavily drawn
upon for assistance, and every man has
been called upon to work at high pressure.
Of course, after the adoption of such
plans, the greatest anxiety exists lest Port
Arthur fall. It Is also thought that the
stock of coal there may give out, as much
la being used for condensing water sinus
tlio regular supply was out off.
An accltient on the railroad at Chebo.ua
blnsk was the cause of t:.e recent untimely
breakdown In forwarding the troops,
rrtnee Khllkoff today formally opened tha
Clrcum-Balkal railroad, upon which 3,W
workmen have been employed. Borne 70,
Uuu.OOu roubles iSU3,uCpO,0i it Is estimated
will be required for railroad construction
alone In the coming year. The largest por
tion will be used for repairing on tha
The utmost preparations are being made
for a winter campaign. A prominent fur
rier tells me that the Japanese during Ukm
last three years have bought up vast auan.
tltles of fur "touloups" at the Novogorod,
fair in anticipation of their present needs.
Recruits In Revolt.
ST. PETEHtjiiL'UG, Sept. 2S The dis
turbances wnich occurred at Odessa, last
wee are now said not to have been anti
Jewiah but antl-milltary, and to have been
caused by reserve men who. It Is alleged,
refused to go to the far east. A detach
ment of regular troops sent to tutrM
the disturbances Is said to have ftaSl M
General Kouropatkln telegraphs that tha
Japanese have assumed the offensive front
Btr.t3iaputze on Su pass, which Is on the
railroad between Mukden and Fushun,
about twelve miles from Mukden.
Fierce Fight at Port Arthar. ,
PARIS. Sept. it. Tli Matin's St. Peters
burg correspondent telegraphs as follows:
"The reports, of which the general staff has
no anowlrdge, reached the czar at 4 o'clock
this morning. I can affirm that they con
ceri Port Arthur, regarding which the
greatest anxiety prevails at court. Tha
Japanese are now engaged In a general as
Bault, which is more furious than Its prede
cessors, attacking the town on three sides
simultaneously and employing their whole
force, being determined to finished the busi
ness. "Russian mines blew up whole battalions.
"General Fock especially distinguished
himself, directing the fire from the wall,
which the Japanese reached after Indescrib
"The whoie of Admiral Togo'a and Vice
Admiral Kamlmura's squadrons are aiding
the struggle, which. It is feared, will be
final. The besieged forces are fighting as
In a furnace. A perfect storm of shell la
falling on the town, port and forts from ths
whole hill and roadstead. General Sioessel
is going from fort to fort encouraging the
defenders in their desperate efforts.
"In St. Petersburg the facts concerning
the tragic event, which perhaps may termi
nate by a glorious fall of Port Arthur, are
wholly unknown. At court hops has not
yet been entirely abandoned."
Kouropatkln Heady to Ran.
ST. PETERSBURG. Sept. 31,-2:46 a. m.
Absence of detailed reports from the scat
of war, desoite the important character of
events that urs believed to be developing
around Mukden, leads to the supposition,
that General Kouropatkln may, after all,
nut seriously coi.leat the Japanese advance
and that the lung expected battle at Muk
den may turn out to be merely a rear
guard action on a large scale.
General Sackharoff reports that ths Japa
nese army Is moving from Bentsiaputxa
towards Fu pass, a village six miles north
east of Mukden and near the right bank of
the Hun river. The river at this point la
shallow, and probubly for this reason tha
locality has been selected by tha Japanese
for crossing. If the Japanese gain a foot
hold at Fu pass General Kouropatkln posi
tion at Mukden will be Insecure, as the
Japanese will from thence be able to
threaten the Rusrian lines of communica
tion. Fu pass Is only twenty miles north
of Benuputlase, but at the- preaeui rate of
progress the Japanese will probably occupy
four or five dajs In traversing these twenty
Tha Ruaa lan forca south of alukdco 1 b .
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