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    The Omaha ' Sunday Bee.
Buster Brown Himself
Next Sunday's Bee.
New Color Magazine
Next Sunday's Bee.
Lord Dnnraren Heads Body Looking to
More Liberal Form of Government.
"Would Have Laws Affecting Ireland Parsed
by the Irish Alone.
Flan Contemplates Perpetuation of Union
on All National Question!.
Estimate that M-lirme of w Party
Will Result in Disunion and
that lroniotere Art
DUEfLIN, Sept. 24. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) Lord Dimraven and hla friends
made public recently the program of the
New Irln.i Reform association which they
created out of the old land conference com
mittee. Till program as formulated by
a sut-eommlttee appointed on the previous
day, wan adopted unanimously. Afterward
a provisional organizing committee, con
sisting of Lord .Dunraven. Sir Algernon
Coote, Colonel Butchoson Poe, Mr. Llnd
Bey Talbot Croablo and Colonel Everard,
was appointed and the consideration of tho
constitution of the association, the ap
pointment of officer of an executive com
mittee and other details were postponed
till a future meeting. There were present
at last week's meeting Lord Dunraven,
Lord Louth and nineteen other gentlemen.
The following is the report which was
formulated by the sub-committee and
adopted by the new association:
Believing as we do that the prosperity of
the people of Ireland, the development of
the resources of the country and the satis
factory settlement of the land and other
questions depend upon tho pursuance of a
policy of conciliation and good will and of
reform, we desire to do everything In our
power to promote a union of all moderate
and progressive opinion. Irrespective of
creed or class animosities, from whatever
source arising, and to co-operate In cre
ating and promoting Industrial enterprise
and to advocate all practical measures of
I'nion la Essential.
While firmly maintaining that the parlia
mentary union between Britain and
Ireland Is essertlal to the political stability
of the re and to the prosperity of the
two Islands, we believe that such union Is
compatible with the devo'utlon to Ireland
of a larger measure of local government
than it now possesses. We consider that
this devolution, while avoiding matters of
Imperial concern and subjects of a common
Interest to the kingdom as a whole, would
be beneficial to Ireland and would relieve
the imperial Parliament of a mass of busi
ness with which It cannot now deal satis
factorily and which occupies its time to the
detriment of much more Important con
cerns. 1
In particular we consider the present
system of hnnnciai administrations to be
..asleful and lnuppredatlve of the needs of
tiie country. We think it possible to de
vise a system of Irish finance whereby ex
penditure could be conducted in a more
efficient and economic manner, and whereby
the resources of revenue might be expended.
V, e believe that a remedy for the present
uusatisfatcory system can be found In
such a decentralization or localization of
Irish finance as will secure to its adminis
tration the application of local knowledge,
Interest and ability without In any way
sacrificing the ultimate control over the
estimates preecnted, or In respect of the
audit of money expended, at present pos
sessed by the Imperial Parliament.
All moneys derived from administrative
reform, together with whatever proportion
of the general revei.ue Is allotted to Irish
purposes, should bo administered subject
to the above conditions.
Should Follow Scotch Plan.
We think the time has come to Ireland
to extend the system of private bill legisla
tion which has been worked so success
fully in Scotland, with such modifications
as (Scottish experience may suggest, and as
may be necessary to meet the requirements
of this country. We are of the opinion that
a settlement of the question of higher edu
cation Is urgently needed, and that the
whole system of education In this country
needs remodeling and co-ordinating. We
desire to do all in our power to forward
the policy of land purchase In the spirit of
and on the general lines laid down In the
land conference report. We consider that
suitable provision for the housing of the
laboring Is of the utmost Impor
tance and we shall be prepared to co
operate in any practicable proposals having
the betterment of this In view.
Among many other problems existing, or
which may arise In the future, the above
mentioned appear to us to comprise those
most deserving of Immediate attention
and whlc. afford the most reasonable
project of attaining practical results. To
wards their solution we earnestly Invite
the co-operation of all Irishmen who have
the highest Interests of, their country at
London Times not Content.
LONDON. Sept. 24. (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) The Times says: "It must be
acknowledged by every candid politician
that these proposals of the Irish Reform
association. If they were put forward by
persons of any representative authority,
would revive the home rule question In a
very dangerous form, not least because,
while details are suppressed. It la possible
to shuffle with the real Issues. But 'devo
lution' for legislative purposes Is plainly
a departure from the principles accepted
by honest unionists, whether In Ireland or
here, and we affirm without the smallest
hesitation or reservo that Lord Dunraven
and Ma friends have no claim to speak In
the name of mors than an lnflnltealmally
small section of unionist opinion on this
vital point. The suggestions that have
been made will do mischief that cannot be
measured, if they are not promptly repudi
ated by unionists in general, both in Ire
land and this side of Ft. George's channel.
Discontent and suspicion have already
made too much progress In Ulster, and not
a few unionists, remembering that the land
conference committee played an Important
part In clearing the way for Mr. Wynd
ham's measure dealing wtth land purchase
and bearing In mind also the avowed In
clinations of some of that body towards
tho Roman Catholic university scheme
favored by the prime minister and the
chief secretary. may ask themselves
whether the declaration to which we have
drawn attention can possibly have any
official sympathy.
Say Plan la Base.
"For our own part we are unable to be
lieve that this can lie the case, for the folly
of such a course, after the unionist pledges
of so many years of conflict, would almost
exceed Its baseness. At the same time
searching! of heart among convinced and
earnest adherents of the union are at least
excusable In the presence of such strange
Incidents as the action of the Congested
Districts Board In breaking the tenancy on
luase of Mr. 11. II. Lewis and buying the
holding over bis head for thirty-six snd
two-thirds years' purchase, a prlco greater
by one-third than that which the occupier
offered, and almost exactly the same a
was denounced as excessive when Mr. Red
mond obtained a from his Wexford tenants.
We have no reason to suppose that the
facts are not stated with perfect accuracy
by Mr. Lewis. H nten into the region of
conjecture when he suggests that be was
(Continued en Second Fego.Jt
President of Trades Congress Speaks
ol Demands at Annual
LONDON. Sept. 24 (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) In his presidential address to
the Trades Union congress this week Mr.
Bell. M. P., was obviously feeling his way
with the delegates. While carefully avoid
ing all topics upon which there Is intrr
ral dissension he spoke In no measured
terms upon matters of general Interest.
He condemned the government for Its
action In Thibet, for Its Inaction In Mace
donia and spoke very strongly on the Chi
nese labor question. He said It must have
had the employment of Chinese In view
when It went to war In 1K9, and It would
bring the same state of things Into the In
dustrial affairs of this country If It dared.
Every person who took an Interest In the
welfare of the people and the nation knew
the great evils caused through the drink
traffic, but the brewers had held a "big
revolver" to the prime minister's heal,
with the result that while the Iofs of a life
upon whom a family was dependent was
not of sufficient Importance to recelvs the
prime minister's consideration, the loss to a
brewer by the refusal of a license was In
tolerable and needed Immediate remedy.
The housing, of tho people was of Insuffi
cient Importance to receive attention, de
spite the recommendations of the commit
tee on physical deterioration, which be
lieved that the time had come for dealing
drastically with the problem. The sub
ject, however, was of such vital Importance
that It was tiseless to go to conxing the
government to deal with It, and the work
ers themselves must adopt more practical
measures to secure their ends.
He strongly advocated the provision of
free meals for hungry school children. It
was unreasonable to expect that children
could grow up physically and mentally
sound If they were starved In their child
hood. Discussing tho recent legnl decisions con
cerning the status of trade unions, he said
that trade unions now exist very much on
stiffrance and employers If they chose could
crush them, snd If the present government
got back to power It would give Its sym
pathy to such efforts.
The "Birmingham fiscal reform scheme"
was the great difficulty kept to the front
by the "splendid efforts of the wily states
man, Joseph Chamberlain," but he could
not convince any workingman that by tax
ing their food they would be able to get
more of It.
War with Japan Bears Heavily I'pou
Southern Itnsalan Commer
cial Center.
ODESSA, Sept. 24. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) The military exigencies this
year, which exceed the most pessimistic
anticipations, have put many commercial
houses In a very difficult position. Credits
were withdrawn or curtailed, but In the
early stages of the war many cases of
embarrassment were met by tfie majority
of creditors of such firms agreeing to pro
long the acceptances falling due for six
months. Now the time Is expiring and
finds circumstances of these firms worse
rather than better, whll bankers and
others who are not dlspo icd to In many
cased cannot prolong tho acceptances a
second time, A fresh crisis Is, therefore,
to be apprehended. Indeed, the difficulties
have so much Increased during the last
six months that most small firms must In
most cases succumb. This throws many
men out of employment. It has now be
come more difficult to discount bills of ex
change. The crop failure In southern
Bessarabia and the consequent small re
ceipts of grain thence greatly adding to
the difficulties. The building trade Is
likewlso paralyzed. Altogether It Is very
many years since Odessa had to contend
with such great difficulties.
A week ago private discount was difficult
to arrange at 11 per cent, but this week
some merchants are able to place their
bills at 9 per cent to 10 per cent, but the
signatures must be especially good, and
everybody, financier and banker, is act
ing with the greatest circumspection.
There Is one feature, however, brought
about by the war, which has rather
profited Odessa. When hostilities com
menced, the tea consignments via Tschlla
blnk were, of course, suspended and most
people thought something like a tea fam
ine would be wltnessd, with a great rise
In prices. But an expedient was promptly
found; consignments by steamer were
promptly arranged for, and so that diffi
culty was surmounted. ' The tea Is being
shipped by German steamers chiefly, which
transship the goods at Port Bald Into Rus
sian bottoms. In this way Odessa has
become an Important transit station for
the large Russian sea trade. The Import
on tea coming via European customs sta
tions has been reduced one-half. In this
way the Russian tea merchant has suf
fered very little from the war.
Nearly Twenty-Fire Million Pounds
Sterling Spent on British
LONDON. Sept. 24. (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) The annual local taxation re
turns show that the sum raised by poor
rates throughout England and Wales dur
ing the year 1902-3 was f 24,958,6.12.
London, with Its estimated population of
4,500,000, contributed to that total 4,405,285,
which was equal to payment of 19s 3d by
each person living within the metropolitan
AH this money almost 25,000,000 Is not
expended upon the maintenance of pauper
ism. Many other duties of a beneficial nature
are discharged out of it by the local au
thorities who relieve the poor. But over
one-half of the total sum, or In actual fig
ures, 12. 848.. HI 3, was expended In relieving
the pauperism of the country. Spread over
the whole population this expenditure is
equal to a contribution of 7s 9V4d. That Is
what the pauperism of England and Wales
costs now.
British Statesman Will Go to Italy
and Return for Hard Cam
paign Work.
LONDON, Sept. 24.-(SpecIal Cablegram
to The Bee.) Mr. Chamberlain will leave
England for a six weeks' holiday in Italy
ab ut October 10, and immediately on his
return a great demonstration will be held
in North Worcestershire.
Ths muss meeting In East London will
take place during the first week In De.
cember, nnd Priston will be visited on
January 1!. Further meetings are under
For the meetings at Luton on October 5,
a building to hold S.SoO people Is being
erected. The prices of tickets are (a. 10s
td, as and S guineas. Ths Duke of Bed
ford wUi preside
French Premier Will Try to Brng Separa
tion of Chnrch and.
V ?V
Bills in Which
,s..tere8ted tiBe
Decides to Pass Two Measures Ahead of
Belifrions Program.
Government Hopes it Has Method of
Doing; Justice to Catholic Chnrch
and llarlna; Its Own
PARIS, Sept. 24. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) The clericals are angry be
cause M. Combes has committed himself
and the government to carrying out that
separation which they had taunted him
with fearing. They had counted upon
his reluctance to come to an Irreparable
breach with the church by tackling the
serious problem of separation. He has
now to submit the government solution to
the legislature during tho coming session
of the chambers and, what Is worse, from
the opposition's standpoint, the govern
ment proposals form part of a manage
able working program that Is expected
to consolidate the majority. Thus the sole
hope of the declining clerical minority,
the chance of a split In the bloc, has been
once more deferred.
On the other hand, the leading organs
of the government majority rejoice at the
clearly defined situation that has now
been created. They confidently anticipate
a period of fruitful labor as a conse
quence of the restored harmony that will
probably result from the-manner In which
M. Combes has taken into account the
views of the different sections of the ma
jority. Other Bills Have Precedence.
Among these are the foreshadowed con
cessions to the moderate element and to
the religious sentiments of the French
people. The precedence given In the gov
ernment program to the Incomo tax bin
and tho working class pension scheme Is
apparently accepted as rlgnt and fitting.
Although it postpones for a time the
difficult and delicate settlement of the
problem of separation, that delay Is no
where regretted now that all doubts as
to the attitude of the government has
been dispelled by M. Combes himself.
Indeed, even before the premier's speech,
with its significant promise to treat the
clergy with all possible generosity from a
monetary standpoint, and his declaration
that the aim of the government was social
concord. It was evident that the majority
was becoming more conscious of the nec
essity of solving this great question In a
liberal sense It is evident that this Is
being realized more and more by antl-
clericals. It is hoped by many that the
ultramontane will have taken to heart
the recommendations of the liberal and
enlightened bishop of Torentaise, whose
vigorous appeal for moderation and com
promise was published last Saturday. This
will be all the easier for them, as sev
eral members of the government as well
as the majority sincerely desire In carrying
this momentous but now perhaps inevit
able change to causa as little disturbance
to the country and as little damage to
the re'lglous Interests of the Catholic
community as possible. It remains to be
seen whether the French eplsoopata and
clergy can emancipate themselves from
those reactionary Influences which have
at times converted many of them against
their better Judgment into political cats
paws in the hands of leaders of a lost
cause. The chances are that If the French
prelates and clergy let. politics alone re
publican politicians of all shades wl'l not
molest them. They will enjoy to the full
the benevolent neutrality now extended
to the Protestant pastors and Jewish
I'ae of Desert Beasts of Burden Ad
vocated by Loudon Xews-
LONDON, Bept. 24. (Special Cablegram
to Tho Bee.) A writer in the British and
South African Export Gazette says: It
has always been a standing wonder to me
why, in a country like South Africa, which,
perhaps more than any other, suffers from
diseases that attack both horses and oxen,
more use has not been made of camels for
transport and other purposes. They have
already been employed to signal advantage
In Rhodesia, and the four which were some
time ago placed at the disposal of the
TraiiBvaal government for experimental
purposes as to their capability to withstand
local conditions and diseases, have come
out with flying colors, and this notwith
standing ail the virus which has been in
jected into them.
Two of the camels are now plowing near
Pretoria, and I understand that the Im
porters have been so encouraged by the
experiment that ,they have now on the
water a further consignment of 110 ani
mals, which will be landed In a few weeks
at Delagoa bay. These will be made to
march from the sea to Johannesburg under
government auspices, in order to afford a
test of the burdens they can carry and the
time taken for the Journey.
Would Have All Vndeslrable Imml.
(rants Stopped in Their
Native Lands.
WASHINGTON. Sept 24.-(New York
Herald Service Special to The Bee.) Be
cause of recent private investigations mado
In Europe. F. P. Sargent, commissioner of
immigration, will ask congress to allow
him several special agents abroad to force
steamship companies to refuse passage to
Improper Immigrants.
Mr. Sargent thinks that in many cases
consuls might act. His desire Is to correct
ths abuses practiced by the steamship com
panies and others in sending to this coun
try many persons whs are known to be dis
eased or have not proper certificates, and
who are held at the United Slates port of
entry or deported after an examination.
"What Is ths use of our having to hold
Chlnumen for months In a I'nited States
port, when, If their certificates hud been
properly made out, they could bo entered
at once?" said Mr. Sargent. "And what Is
the use of our being called upon to hold
them for months and then send them back,
when, if their certificates had been prop
erly made out, they need never have been
sent hers to give mors unnecessary work to
The Bee's ntinuul Ak-Sar-Bn
number will be issued next Sun
dny, October 2. As usual, it will
excel In niiike up mid contents.
It Mill nt the same time Inaugur
ate the new color macnzlne, for
which arrangements have been
made wltli the Chicago Tribune.
Buster Brown and all the favorites
will appear together with special
Illustrated feature that will do
full Justice to the mighty Ak-Sar-Ben
and his hosts. The size of the
edition Is limited, so subscribers
wishing extra copies will have to
place their orders at oncp. I.Ike
wise with advertisers who wish
the benefits of this specially at
tractive number and extra circula
tion, they should speak for space
without debt; .
Germana lllacnss Treatment of Na
tives by Petty Officials of the
BERLIN, Sept. 24. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) Since the publication of the
scandal connected with the German mer
chant Groeneveld's Indictment of the
Bouthwes: African official named Kossak,
ithere have been some feeble attempts
made In government circles to extenuate
Kossak's guilt and gloss over the extraor
dinary conduct of his superiors. In the
Colonlale Zeitschrlft, published yesterday,
Herr Herfurth, who first brought this
entire scandal to public notice, continues
his terrible Indictment of affairs in South
west Africa. Speaking of the prisons
there, especially of that under Baron von
Stempel's rule fltempel was Kossak's su
perior officer Herr Herfurth says his
prison was a death trap. Sixty per cent
of the prisoners who enter do not leave It
alive, but nothing remarkable is seen In
this state of affairs. An officer who had
direct control of the prison Is now pro
moted to be the governor's aide-de-camp.
According to Herr Herfurth, farmers treat
their oxen better than the prisoners are
treated here. Certainly not nearly so
large a percentage of oxen die, even on the
abominable roads of Southwest Africa.
Speaking of another Jail at Keetman
skoop, under the charge of District Gov
ernor Merensky, Herr Herfurth reports
that in this place there is a (Cell ten feet
high, thirteen feet long and twelve feet
wide, where a friend of his saw twenty
to thirty native prisoners confined. There
was no difficulty In the way of men and
women in this prison engaging in the vil
est orgies. Most of the prisoners resembled
skeletons rather than living human beings.
Children of 4 and 6 years were sent to
Jail In Keetmanskoop and beaten and mal
treated by the native police. One little
girl of 6, who hud stolen some milk from a
goat, was punished with a lengthy term
of Imprisonment. In Southwest Africa It
Is the custom to employ prisoners In la
bor outside the Jail. When these fall
down and die nt their work, as not in
frequently occurs, Instances are known
where the body has not even been burled,
but Allowed to '.le till mummified by the sun
snd wind,
. Thesj i velatlons have produced a most
painful feeling here, and there fs 111 lis
doubt that when the Reichstag meets the
colonial authorities will experience some
very bad quarter-hours.
Marqnls of Londonderry Sees Trouble
Ahead for I'ninnlst Majority
in Parliament.
LONDON. Sept. 24.-(SpeclaI Cablegram
to The Bee.) The marquis of Londonderry,
in addressing a Primrose league fete re
cently In the grounds of Wynyard park,
Stockton-on-Tees, referred in words of re
gret to the division of opinion In the ranks
of the Unionist party on the fiscal ques
tion, which, he was convinced, was re
sponsible for the radical gains In the by
lectlons within the last fifteen months.
The position of his majesty's government
was stronger at the conclusion of the ses
sion than it was at the commencement,
but he did not hesitate to say that if the
dissensions In the ranks of the Unionist
party were allowed to continue they must
look forward to the next general election
with feelings of the greatest possible ap
prehension. He did not see why there
should be such divisions and bitterness of
feeling. The fiscal question was one merely
of opinion. They had no careful Inquiry
or investigation, and while It was absurd
to suppose the policy under which they had
lived happily and prosperously for over
slxt- years should be reversed In a moment,
it was equally absurd to say that there
should be no Inquiry and that no change
was possible, for they must recognize that
In sixty years there must be changes which,
If inquired Into, might give rise to every
reasonable and proper reform. In the
midst of these dissensions the great points
of their constitution the connection be
tween church and state and the mainten
ance of the union between England and
Ireland were being lost sight of, though to
his mind they were of far greater impor
tance that the question of our fiscal policy.
Unionist candidates should be asked to sup
port those principles, and especially the
union between England and Ireland, and
to adhere to the policy laid down by the
prime minister at Sheffield In October last.
This was the policy which they as unionists
should Insist upon, and that was the policy
for them to support.
Representative of Queen Dowager
Would Learn of Good Laws
of World.
SOUTHAMPTON. Sept. 24.-The Ameri
can line steamer Philadelphia, which sails
for New York today, will take, among Its
passengers, Tsang Use Nun and a numer
ous Chinese suite.
Nun is charged by the empress dowager
to make an important inquiry into the sys
tem of the governments of the world in or
der that any points suitable to the-people
of China may be Introduced In the empire.
He bus mutie an investigation In most of
the countries in Europe, with the sympa
thetic assistance of the authorities, and
through Ambassador Choate arrangements
have been made with tho United States
government to facilitate the work of Nun's
British Merchant Pays Ransom.
TANGIER, Morocco, Sept. 21. Mr. Lee.
the British merchant of Rabat, who was
captured by tribesmen while fishing In the
Rabat river and who subsequently returned
safely to Rabat, only secured his freedom
after puying a ransom of 1145.
Successful Operation on Lady Curson.
LONDON. Sept. 24-7:10 a. m.-A success,
ful operation was performed upon Lady
Curzon this afternoon and it is announced
that her ladyship's condition is grave, but
lthat ths outlook la mere hopeful.
Passenger Trains on Southern Bailway Col
lide Head on Near Hodges, Tenn.
Hiny of Them Are Seriously Hurt and a
Number of Them Will Die.
Two Engines, Three Passenger Coaches and
Two Baggage Cars Demolished.
Exact Canse of the Blander Will
Never Be Known, as Man Who
Was Responsible for it Is
KNOXVILLE. Tenn.. Sept. 24 Running
on a roudbed in a supposedly high condi
tion of maintenance and having about
them every safeguard known to a modern
railroad, two trains on the Southern rai'.
way, carrying heavy lists of passengers,
came together in a frightful headon col
lision near Hodges, Term., today, sending
fifty-four persons to death and Injuring
120, several of whom will probably die.
This appalling loss of life and maiming
of the living resulted apparently from the
disregarding of orders given to the two
trains to meet at a station which has
for a long time been their meeting point.
This action on the part of the engineer
of the westbound train Is made more In
explicable by the fact that the accident
happened in broad daylight and, according
to the best information obtainable, he had
the order In a little frame in front of
him as his monster of Iron and steel
rushed by the station and a mile and a
half further on came full upon the east
bound passenger train. The possibility ex
ists that the ill-fated engineer may have
been asleep.
Both Engineer! Are Dead.
The trains were on time and not making
over thirty-five miles an hour, yet the im
pact as they rounded a curve and came
suddenly upon each other was frightful.
Both engines and the major portions of
both trains were demolished and why the
orders were disregarded or misinterpreted
will probably never be known, as the en
gineers of the two trains were crushed,
their bodies remaining for hours under
the wreckage ef their locomotives.
Some of the bodies have, not yet betn re
covered and many remain unidentified.
The known dead:
RALPH MOUNTCA6TLE, of Knoxville.
W. A. GALBRA1TH, of Knoxville.
MONROE ASHMOKE, aged 19, of Knox
ville. JOHN BLACK, White Pine, Tenn.
JAMES KING, Knoxville.
WILLIAM KANE, Knoxville, engineer of
westbound train.
RICHARD HARROTT, Knoxville, engi
neer of oast bound train.
JAMES WILLS, colored, New Market,
ROSOOE KING, New Mr!?et, Tenn.
E. G. ERNEST, Johnson City, Tenn.
G. W. BROWN, Dandrldge, Tenn.
R. B. GOODWIN, Jefferson City, Tenn.
J. D. BIRD, Jefferson City, Tenn.
WILLIAM JONKS, son of James Jones,
South Knoxville, Tenn.
MRS. R. B. WEST. Grainger county,
Tenn. , .
J. B. GABS. Dandrldge, Tenn.
MRS. J. B- GASS, Dandrldge, Tenn.
JOHN T. CONNER, Knoxville.
TER, Knoxville.
MRS. MARY B. PHELPS, residence un
known. J H. STEVENS, Dandrldge, Tenn.
UNKNOWN MAN, envelope in pocket
bearing namo "J. W. Daly, Greensburg,
TIilRS. W. O. HADDIN, Knoxville.
J. M. ADKIN8. Jelllco, Tenn.
JOHN MOLINEAUX, Glen Mary, Tenn.
REV. ISAAC EMORY, Knoxville.
J. KING, Newport, Tenn.
DR. D. A. FOX, Nashville.
The Injured:
J C. Welch, Swanonoa, N. C painfully.
Put Henry, Ashevllle, N. C, seriously.
G W. Robinson, Columbia, S. C. slightly.
W E. Hay, Wilmington, N. C slightly.
Miss Mary Bryan, Hendersonville, Ky
bruised. ,
S T. Lawyer, Louisville, Ky., seriously.
B C. Prince, division freight agent Cen
tral of Georgia, Atlanta, badly bruised.
Mrs. George Broughton, Jackson, III.
Rev. J. Knox Montgomery, Charlotte,
James A. McDonald, Finnaboro, S. C,
Mrs. Fred Welt, Flnnsboro, 8. C. slightly.
S. B. Peace and J. H. Miller, negro Pull
mart porters.
T. w. Ellis, Jersey City, N. J.
Congressman Henry L. Gibson, Knoxville,
bruised about legs and shoulders, back
wrenched. '
Mrs. Jerome Gass, Dandrldge, Tenn.,
fatally Injured.
Mrs. isicnois. jjanariage, iaiauy.
J. N. Smith, Knoxville, express messen
ger. John T. Essary, Morrlstown, Tenn.,
slightly. t .
J. A. Bones, Knoxville, face bruised, not
J. S. Helms, Knoxville.
J. T. Free, Newmarket, Tenn,
Mrs. J. Jones, Union, S. C.
J. E. Arthur, Union, S. C.
J. W. White, Strawberry Plains. Tenn.
Mrs. J. W. White, Strawberry Plains,
Oscar Dalton, Knoxville.
Miss Lucy Gray, Oreensvllle, Tenn.
William M. Livingston, Louisville, Ky.
A. A. Park, Columbia, B. C.
K. W. Robinson, Columbia, S. C.
G. S. Groves, Ashevllle, N. C.
N. C. Trent, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Mliller flowers and child, Annlston, Ala.,
probably fatally.
Allien Moore. Dandrldge, Tenn.
J. M. Anderson. Morrlstown, "bruised.
Mrs. James McCampbell, Knoxville,
Mrs. G. G. Nance, Knoxville.
Mrs. Norle Eubere, New York, perhaps
Mrs. Lucy Harbin, Morrlstown, Tenn.,
Mr. and Mrs. Hey, Burlington. N. C.
Mrs. Will Jones, South Knoxville, Tenn.,
W. B. Beaton, Jefferson City, Tenn.
C. E. Wright. Jefferson City. Tenn.
Mrs. L. C. Rlankenshlp, South Knoxville,
both limbs broken.
Mrs. T. O. McCallle, Knoxville, back in
jured. Miss Pearl Jones, South Knoxville,
slightly bruised.
Victims on Eaatbound Train.
The collision was between eastbound pas
senger No. 12 and westbound passenger No.
15, from Bristol. No. 12 was a heavy train
carrying three Pullmans, two day coaches
and a mall and baggage car. No. 15 was a
light local train. The greatest loss of life
occurred in the eastbound train, while In
the westbound train only the engine crew
were killed. Relief trains were dispatched
from Knoxville within an hour and all
physicians In the vicinity of the wreck
were doing all they could when the local
corps arrived.
The first train arrived here from the
scens of the wreck at 4 o'clock, bringing
about seventy of the Injured. Six of the
Injured aboard had died while enrouts to
tContlnuea on Saoond Pge
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Sunday
and Warmer in West Portion.
1 Dunraven Oraanlslna; n Pertr.
Separation of Church and State.
large ninhrr Killed In Wreck.
Latest from War In the F.nst.
3 Many Bishop at Convention.
Cannon llrnnlnx Great Crowds.
3 Newa from 411 Parts of Nebraska.
Politics of the Past Centnry.
4 Wlthnrll Tells on Fannlnsr.
Events nt the Piny Houses.
Uueer old Man Passes Away.
1 Stephen Vail r-n.M n
Illinois Central Railroad Report.
6 Past Week In Omaha Society.
T Affairs nt South Omaha.
Four Orators Come to Nebraska.
Council BlnrTa and Iowa Newa.
f Condition of Omaha's Trade.
10 Moult nf Saturday's Hall Games.
Cornhnakera Show lp Well.
Miscellaneous Sport Irk Kvent.
Session of Scientists Profitable.
11 Flnanclnl end Commercial.
1-4. Amusements.
IB Sporting; Ilex lew nf the Week.
Ifl Note.l Lender Anions; Women.
IT Rnslness Talent of the Women.
Bnse Ball Men In the Winter Time.
1 S Editorial.
lt Ills; Fjilr for Youthful Kyca.
Bank Robberies of the Past Year.
2.1 I.nno; Ranae Weather Forecasting
Musical Newa nnd Comment.
2,1 to 40 The Illustrated lice.
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Names of Appointive Odd Fellow Sov
ereign Grand Lodge OUIccrs
Made Public.
ALLENTOWN. Pa., Sept. 24.-Grand Slre
elect Robert E. Wright of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows, who was pre
vented by Illness from attending the meet
ing In San Francisco, was installed at his
home hero today by Past Grand Sire Clem
ent T. Campbell of Ontario In the presence
of a score of officials of the grand lodge of
Mr. Wright announced these appoint
ments and they were telegraphed to San
Francisco In order that the new Incumbents
could be Installed before the sovereign
grand lodge adjourns today: Grand Mar
shal, John B. Cockrum, Indiana; grand
guardian, Edmund L. Pillsbury, Massachu
setts; grand messenger, C. H. Lyman, Ohio;
committee on finance, F. A. Stler of Dis
trict of Columbia and William B. Cox of
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24 -The sover
eign grand lodge of Odd Fellows today
completed the work of its annual session
by Installing the officers-elect with the ex
ception of Grand Sire R. E. Wright, who
was installed at his residence in Allentown,
Pa. The new grand sire made known by
telegraph his selection for the appointive
ofllzes and the mm cliosen were formally
Installed. The lodge adjourned to meet a
year hence In Philadelphia.
Announcement of the winners of the cash
prize drills of cantons attending the sov
ereign grand Independent Order of Odd
Fellows' lodge was made tonight. The first
prize of $1,000 wns secured by the Washing
ton (D. C.) canton.
Asks Kansas Women to Meet Her nt
Wichita Wednesday and
Bring; Hatchets.
TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 24. Carrie Nation
has issued a long appeal to the mothers
w'ves and daughters of Kansas to Join her
In a crusade. In part she says:
I have frequent anneals from noor henrt
broken mothers all over to come and help
them save their sons, but from no place
have I had ns many as from Wichita, Kan
Last week two agonising appeals came to
me mat i cannot turn a dear ear to, nnd
I am now resolved to cancel mv dates und
by the help of Almighty God go to that
awful city of death and murder. I now
ask all women over the state and !-
where to meet me there on the ZSth of
BeptemDer. weanesnay or next week. Bring
your hatchets with you. I will pnv the
railroad fare of those not able, and see
that you have a place provided for your
stay while there. Now. this appeal Is made
to tne gentle, loving. brave Christian
women whose hearts are breaking with
sympathy for the oppressed.; those whose
denr ones are being destroyed before their
Batch of New Rural Routes Are
of New Rural
Ordered for
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24.-(Special Tele
gram.) Nebraska rural routes ordered es
tablished November 1:
Araphoe, Furnas county, one additional,
area 44 square miles, population 600.
Bartley, Red Willow county, one route,
area 2!1H square miles, population 600.
Burwell, Garfield county, one route, area
31 square miles, population S75.
Germantown, Seward county, one route,
area 22 square miles, population 376.
Scotia, Greeley county, one route, area
37 square miles, population 600.
Wakefield, Dixon county, one additional,
area 28 square miles, population 40.
Fred M. Hansen, appointed postmaster
at Fostoria, Clay county, la., vice F. II.
Hansen, resigned.
Twenty-Five Thousand Are Being;
Loaded in Oregon for This
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. J4.-More than
25,000 lambs are being loaded at Meacham
and Elgin, Ore., on the Oregon Railroad
and Navigation company and Denver & Rio
Grande cars for shipment to large packing
houses at Omaha. This shipment is ex
clusive of the regular fall shipments of
mutton to the middle west, which com.
mence next month and continue until
Cash Stork Touches One Dollar and
Twenty Cents at St. Lonls Amid
Great Excitement.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 24.-Cash wheat sold In
the St. Louis market and December wheat
sold In the grain pit at tl.20, the first time
wheat has sold that high since IKii. It was
a sensational advance, accompanied by
great excitement, and the registering of
11.20 for ths wheat on "change" produced
wild cheering on the floor. .
Taking No Unnecessary Chanres in The it
Advance on Russian Position,
Bussian Officer Praises the Transport
System of His Opponents.
MoTements of Main Body Completely Veil
by Smaller Detachments.
Probability Ruaslana Will Make
Stand at Tie Pass .Troops at
Both Armies Salter
from Cold, ,"Sj
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1"A
BT. PETERSBURG, Bept. 24. (New YorV.
Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to
The Bee.) Telegrams purporting to coma
from Llao Yang must be regarded with tha
utmost suspicion, because newspaper cor-
! respondents there are now muzzled mors
I effectively than ever before. The only re
liable news Is th it which filters out through
the general staff. This Is to the effect that
the Japanese are advancing very slowly
In two lines on cither side of the rnllroad.
The western line extends as far as Tl Mln
Jang, where an engagement will probably
take ;lace. On the other side the Una
reaches as far an Ta Ling, whure engage
ments have ulready taken place.
Cni'tnln Schubert, with five Buiiats dis
guised as Chinamen, managed to closely
watch the Japanese for several days. He
has now come into camp and reports that
the transport service of the enemy works
with mathematical precision. The principal
subject of the enemy at present consists
In pushing supplies forward in great quarw
titles with only Just enough troops to pro
tect the same. In this way large depots
are being made at various points.
As on previous occasions the movement
of the Japanese troops Is so carefully
veiled by the elaborate Bystem of outposts
that the Russian cavalrymen were unable
to locate the mikado's forces. The nar
row escape of the Japanese from being
beaten at Lino Ynng has made them more
cautious than they ever were before. They
are paying special attention to road build
ing to assure their retreat la case of aeoaa-
General Kouropatkin has massed large
quantities of ..cavHlry east of Ta Ling,
whllo every forward movement of the en
emy is made as difficult as possible by a
great cavalry force commanded by Gener
als Salsoloff and Renenkampf and by Gen
eral Mlstchenko with artillery. In this way
the enemy during thefr march of 166 versts
from Yen Tal to Tie Ling will be con
stantly harassed, while General Kouropat
kin keeps the main army constantly rein
forced. The expected action at Tie Ling
may be decisive or not, according to cir
cumstances. The Novoo Vremya prints a remarkable
article in which It says: "Cold weather is
setting In and our troops are In direst need
of clothes, overcoats and blankets, also felt
boots." It also severely criticises Russia's
marine impotence and asks, "Are we never
going to right our old failures?"
May Stand at Tl Paaa.
IN THE FIELD, Via Fusan, Sept. 24.
Before tho retreat northward began Rus
sian officers told foreigners that the re
inforcements brought into Manchuria since
June last were only enough to counter
balance the casualties up to that date. If
this is true, the Russlun forces now In
Manchuria are no larger tuan when the
battle of Tcllssu (Vufur.gowj was fought
on June Jt.
There nre persistent rumors among the
Chinese that the Russians are evacuating
Mukden and nre preparing to make a des
perate stand at Tie Puss.
Everything now awaits the result of the
attack on Port Arthur.
First Touch of Winter.
TERS IN THE FIELD, Via Fusan, Sept.
24. The firBt touch of the Mancliurlan win
ter, which follows the summer abruptly,
came yesterday with a sudden cold wave,
the thermometer registering 44 degrees dur
ing the night. Much discomfort was experi
enced by the soldiers, who, clad in khaki,
were sleeping outdoors. A supply of winter
clothing has begun to arrive und all the
men will Boon be provided for In this re
spect. Japanese Advance Slowly,
MUKDEN, Bept. 22. (Delayed in Trans
mlsson.) The Japanese continue thtlr ad
vance northward with extreme slowness.
General Kuroki's headquarters Is close to
Penslhu, about forty-five miles east of Llao
A Turkestan regiment is reported to have
killed eight Japanese cavalry men In the
brush near Yental.
Junks are coming up the Lluo river reg
ularly with supplies for the Japanese.
The return of Lieutenant General Ren
nenkampff to the command of the cavalry
division has been signalized by renewed
activity on the part of the Russians.
Hay Port Arthur Gets Supplies.
TSINGTAU, Sept. 24-Tho German
steamer Erica, to which the British colll-r
transferred Its cargo of Cardiff coal,
cleared for Victoria, U. C, yesterday. The
chief engineer of the Erica refused to sail
on the vessel, alleging that Its was going
to attempt to run the blockade at Port
Russians say that several supply ships
have arrived at Port Arthur recently with
foodstuffs, ammunition and medicines. They
further say that their advices from Port
Arthur are to the effect that the Japanese
attacks are becoming Infrequent and less
severe. They believe that the Japanese
assaults will soon cease and that the Jap
anese will attempt to starve out the garri
son. Advices received here say that there ar
15.0C0 sick and wounded at Port Arthur.
General Orion" Is Removed.
BT. PETERSBURG, Sept. t4.-C:46 p. m.
The Associated Press learns on uoquestton-