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OMAHA, TUESDAY MOIiXIXq, tElTEMHEl! 2T, 1904 TEN PAGES.
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ESTAIiLISLIED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA'S Hf;a SHOW
Opening Bight Beei So Throng at the
Side of the - x.
CLIMAX OF ANTICIPATIO .nES AT LAST
Baccewofth Affair frt 1 Points Af
MANY SPLENDID ANIMALS ARE - SHOWN
Equine Exhibits Hat Forgotten in the
Great Social Cnuh.
SOCIETY TAKES THE FIELD IN FORCE
Local Leader Make a Mont Attractive
Display o Gowns, Mllllnarr a ad
Jewelry to Rapport Their
Snrlity. gemmed and gowned In Its fin
est raiment, opened wide its hospitable
arms last evening and smiled Its approval
on Omaha's first horse show. Whether
viewed from the boxes or from the arena
the event realised weeks of anticipation
and as a purely spectacular production It
was unsurpassed and unsurpassable. The
eats were In the shape of two great horse
shoes. The renter of the semi-circles
were at the west entrance of the bulld
lne and the sides curved towards the
stag"- Btretchlng from wall to wall at
the eastern end of the building waa a bow
of boxes anc high above this circle was
The spectacular features began before
the auditorium was reached. For two
blocks along Sixteenth street countless in
candescent lights flashed like so many
jewels above the curb and at the auditor
ium formed a flrey arch above the street.
Cordons of spectatoa lined the way for
half a bloc In every direction, and
watched the throngs and flashing equipages
as thoy pressed toward the entrance, where
a stream of humanity surged and elbowed
to reach the Interior. From the elevation
at the farther end of the building came the
throb of music and each minute added to
the living ocean of color ..hleh pressed
against the arena circle and then fell away
towards the somber wall of tha building.
From the boxes the colors seemed to leap
to the horse gallery where another sea of
foces arose tier upon tier, one above fhe
other almost to the roof, to blend finally
with the lights and shadows.
Breakers of color beat against each other
and Jewels flashed from human flower
beds of pink, blue, lavender, orange, pur
ple, crimson, white and brown. Tints
carried In the hats and gowr.H of the
women blunded Into each other or formed
sharp contrasts In the brilliant light.
DllUdrnre Finally Overcome.
It cannot be denied that Omaha took to
its first horse show much like a man to
his first evening suit. It felt a trifle awk
ward and appeared afraid to move for
'YeAr of" attracting attention or making a
break, in fact, the Horse Show was pretty
Veil under way before It occurred to the
spectators that there was a promenade be
tween the boxes and the arena, and, that It
waa here to be used. Finally, there was
a ripple In one of the most fashionably
gownel boxea and one of Omaha's social
leaders set the pace by entering the walk
way and passing over to a box In the far
end of the hall, where a party of friends
had been espied. Other gowns followed
and then shining silk hats and evening
suits began to accompany the gown.
Before another half hour had passed re
. stralnt began to melt away like mist. So
ciety wn getting used to the Horse Show,
and It began to put on horse show man
ners. The masculine edition of the boxts
removed its whlto gloves rather soon, and
when the gloves came oft formality seemed
to come off with them. A considerable
number, In fact a surprising number of
business suits mingled with the clawham
mcir, but this I not to be wondered at.
There were clawhammers enough to go
around, and those who were without them
were some, of the most prominent people In
the city, but the pantorlums of Omaha
were not equal to the emergency. They
were simply Inundated with suits which
had to be pressed and delivered before 6
o'clock. Some of them will be ready by 6
o'clock tonight, but It was Impossible to
get from under the ocean of swallowtails
In time for the opening performance.
Heady to Like Show.
It was some time before Omaha was cer
tain whether It was going to like the Horse
Show, but before it had expressed its ap
proval over the fourth set of decisions
' given for the runabouts It apparently had
arrived at the conclusion that the Horse
Show Alls a gaping place in local social
events and that It ought to have been
Ailed sooner. For once, too. beauty divided
admiration and flattery without envy. The
adulation showered upon the beauties In
the arena waa as lavish aa that which was
poured out in the boxes, but there was no
Jealousy and there appeared to be the ut
most willingness to have the honors evenly
divided. It is estimated that 3. SCO people
passed through the mat nentrances last
evening. Some expected to see even more
people on the first night, but there were
enough to insure tha success of Omaha's
first horse show, regarded as a social,
financial or spectacular event. Omaha's
buty and fashion waa well represented
and the result of the first venture of this
kind must be most gratifying to those who
i engineered it.
HORSE DRAW MICH ATTENTION
Equine Aristocracy Parades to the In
tense satisfaction of Admirers.
"A remarkably fine ring, with first-class
appointments and a most excellent exhibi
tion of One animals." ran the comment of
the Judges In the little stand in the center
of the arena, where the fate of the com
peting stables waa decided. Inasmuch as
they came from all parts of the country
and have witnessed and officiated at many
of the horse shows, what they said made
the officers of the local association feel
.good all over.
"Hoys," said Dr. M. W. Stelner of St.
Joseph, laying a hand each on a shoulder
of a reporter. "I want to say that with
five tandems In the ring for the opening
number you have beaten the showing
usually made at the shows in St. Louis,
Kansas City and even bigger places. It is
ss fine a beginning as any horse shew
could hope for."
Ueorge Pepper of Toronto waa the big
winner of the evening, pulling down first
In the tandems, first In the combination
rlase. second In the four-in-hand and first
and third with the Jumpers. Crow ft Murra,
from the same Canadian city, came next,
and then W. If. MeOord ct Omaha bagged
the four-ln-hand. after a hot dispute among
some of the money by taking first In local
(Continued on Second Pa.)
SIXTY-TWO DEAD AT KNOXVILLE
All Bodies Identified re Five
Twelve Kmrrala Held Yes
KNOXVII.LE. Tenn.. Sept. 26 No ad
ditional deaths of Injur.d have occurred
today and the death list of the Southern
wreck near New Market on Saturday last
still stands at sixty-two. All of the In
jured at the Knoxvllle general hospital
are reported doing well and only four or
five are so desperately wounded that death
Is likely to result from their injuries.
A body which was identified early Sun
day morning as that of D. 8. Fox, Bir
mingham, Ala., and sent to that city, was
returned here today, accompanied by two
brothers of Mr. Fox. The body turned out
to be that of J. M. Daly, a commercial
traveler of Detroit, Mich. The brothers
of Mr. Fox went to the morgue and Identi
fied a body there as that of their brother.
Today has been one of sorrow for this
city. No less than twelve funerals of
victim nf the wreric were held. One was
a double funeral, where two aged sisters j
were buried; at another, mother and
daughter were buried, and at another,
services were said for a mother and her
two little children.
Many of the leading offlvlals of the
Southern are still here and will remain
until all damages can be settled, so far
as possible. Today at the scene of the
disaster a huge' bonfire was built and the
muss of kindling wood was burned, to
gether with small pieces of decaying flesh.
Of the list of sixty-two dead, only five
bodies now remain to be Identified. Four
are white men and one colored. Three
will have to be burled In nameless graves.
Two of the white men may be traced. One
wears a Masonic badge and has the ini
tials "O. B." on his linen. The only
means of identification of the other body
la through his watch, made by A. C. Kol
buch works; number, 130,811.
INTERNATIONAL LABOR PEACE
Parliamentarians Talk of Work of
America's Civic Federation at
NEW YORK, Sept. 26. A large numbir
of delegates of the Inte-parliatnentary con
gress who have Just completed a tour of
the United States, and who are now In this
city as guests of the United States govern
ment, were given a luncheon today by the
national executive committee of the Civic
Federation at the Hotel Astor.
"Industrial Peace" was the topic of dls-
( cussion ana the object of the luncheon was
to acquaint the delegations from the Euro
pean nations with the work done hy the
Civic Federation and its purpose in connec
tion with Industrial labor difficult'. s.
The speakers brought out the fact that it is
hoped by the executive committee that the
advantages of the federation will be mado
so plain to the delegate and that they will
be so Impressed with the benefits resulting
from such an organisation that they will
arrange for and promulgate plans that will
eventually result In the formation of a civic
federation In every European Oountry.
An international civic federation was
spoken of as not a mere possibility, bat a
rapidly-growing reality. It was contended
that once federations were forniea in the
various countries of Europe, it was but a
step to the formation of the international
ATTEMPT TOJBRIBE ALLEGED
Member of Jnrr Panel in Krats'a
Case Says He Waa Ap
proached. BUTLER. Mo., Sept. 26.-Tho trial of
Charles Kratz. member of the St. Louis
council, for bribery, was continued again
todav by Judge Walter W. Graves, becaus: '
of the ill-health of Krats, who Is critically j
sick after an operation for appendicitis.
Before this continuance was granted
Charles Q. Hunt, one of the summoned
Jury panel, made affidavit that J. S. Fran
cisco, one 4of Kratz's lawyers, had at
tempted to bribe him with t'jno to vote for
Kratx's acquittal, provided he (Hunt) were
one of the twelve to try the case. Because
of this charge Mr. Folk filed motions to
have the entire panel quashed.
DECIDES IN FAVOR OF MINERS
Jodge Gray Holds Against Owners
on Question of Check
SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 26 Judge Gray,
to whom wns referred the controversy of
the anthracite cool miners on the check
Welshman question and which had pre
viously been adjudicated by Carroll D.
Wright In favor of the miners, has also
decided the issue In the same way. His de
cision was received by both W. L. Connell
and T. D. Nichols, president and secretary,
respectively, of the board of conciliation.
Tho former represented the operators and
the latter the miners.
SENATOR H0AR IN STUPOR
Massachusetts Statesman Takes Xo
Food Nor Medicine Daring;
WORCESTER, Maaa., Sept. 26. The fol
lowing bulletin on Senator Hoar's condition
waa given out this morning:
"The senator slept all night and Is In a
stupor this morning. He did not take food
or medicine last night."
KO PROMOTION FOIt KOl'HOPATKI
Appointment of General Grlnjen herg
Meana Division of Responsibility.
ST. PETERSBURG, 8. pt. 26-1:05 p. m.v
The reorganization of the Russian forces
In the far eaat by the appointment of Gen
eral Grtppenberg to command the Second
army haa been received with much satis
faction by the press. Even the Novoe
Vremya, which has been urging the pro
motion of General Kouropatkln to the rank
of commander-ln-chiof, recognizee the im
possibility of confiding; the vast host now
to be assembled to the commander of the
forces actually In the field. Other papers
warmly endorse the motives for the forma
tion of the second army and the evident
determination to prosecute the war with
increased vigor. The Sviet, whose editor,
M. K a mar off, formerly waa a colonel in tha
army and therefore peculiarly fitted to ap
predate lite significance of the new de
Hitherto General Kouropatkln has ben
chief of all the laud fun-ea in the far
east. Although enjoying the fullest inde
pendence, a a mailer of fact he was ap
pointed in the character uf the voceroy
assistant. Nevertheless, all the responsi
bility was his. Now he will share it with
General Gi ippenberg and boih will be un
der the guidance of a commander-ln-chler.
The name of Grand Duke Nicholas Nlch
olaevltcb. Inspector general of cavalry,
early In the war waa on everybody's Hps
aa likely to be made commander-in-chief,
and It continues to be reported that h will
be placed in command of the Russian
forces in the fsr east, but no paper here
venture to publish the rumor pending aa
offloUi announcement of bia appointment.
BRITISH DIPLOMAT PAYS FINE
Massachusetts Judge Punishes Eugle Gai
ns for Speeding Auto and Contempt.
APPEAL MADE TO STATE DEPARTMENT
Secretary Instructs Governor to Se
cure Diplomatic Immunity for
the Official Arrest av Viola
tion of Federal Law.
PITTSFIELD, Mass.. Sept. 26 Hugh
Ourney, third secretary of the British em
bassy, was today fined In the police court
at Lee on two charges.
For contempt of court he was fined 128.
A sirjilar fine was Imposed In a case
charging him with speeding his automobile
In Stockbridge Sunday. Mr. Ourney, when
arraigned positively refused to plead,
claiming that aa "he was the third secre
tary to his Britannic majesty he could
not under international law be arrested or
held for any crime."
Special Justice Phelps said he did not
recognize International law In his court
and Informed the defendant that he must
enter a plea. Mr. Gurney persisted In his
refusal. Then a fine was Imposed for con
tempt of court.
Mr. Gurney did not have in his posses
sion sufficient money to pay the fine and
he was committed In the charge of the
officer who made the arrest. The officer
accompanied Mr. Gurney to Lenox, where
the money waa secured. ,
State Department Acta.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26. Notice of the
action of a special Justice at Lee, Mass.,
in fining Hugh Gurney, third secretary of
the British embassy, was received at the
State department in a telegram from Mr.
Raikcs, first secretary of the embassy, who
is at Lenox. The department Immediately
transmitted this telegram In substance to
the governor of Massachusetts, that he do
whatever might be necessary to secure the
diplomatic Immunity of Mr. Gurney. It is
believed at the department that the matter
may be far more serious than the local
officials at Lee seem to regard It. In the
first plac, by constitutional and statutory
law the persons attached to an embassy
are expressly relieved from any legal re
sponsibility and the exemption even ex
tends to domestic servants. Section 4063,
revised statutes, declares that any writ
prosecuted in any court of the United
States or of a state or by any Judge or
Justice Intended to cause the arrest and
Imprisonment of any public minister or his
servants shall be void. The succeeding
section, 4004, revised statutes, provides that
every person by whom any such protest Is
obtained or prosecuted, whether as party
or attorney, and every officer concerned in
Us execution, "shall be deemed a violator
of the lav.- of nations and a disturber of
tha public repose and shall be imprisoned
for not 'more than three years and fined
at the discretion of the court."
Case Requires Prompt Redress,
It will remain for the governor of Massa
chusetts to take initial action in this case,
which wilt require prompt redress. The
last Important precedent occurred in 1892 at
the picnic resort of Bay Ridge, near Balti
more, when Dr. George, an attache of the
Swiss legation in Washington, was ar
rested by a deputy sheriff on the charge of
being a pickpocket and was searched and
otherwise treated in a humiliating manner
by the local authorities. The State depart
ment secured his release at an early mo
ment through the governor of Maryland,
who also caused the dismissal of the of
fending deputy and extended an apology
for tho incident. Though the Swiss min
ister might have pressed further punish
ment, he accepted what had been done as
sufficient, but the matter was deemed of
such Importance that he could not give
this notice to our government until the
Swiss federal council had formally consid
ered the cose and expressed Itself satisfied.
Sir Henry Mortimer Durand, the British
ambassador, this afternoon received a tele
gram from Lenox telling of the arrest of
Mr. Gurney and stating that the matter
had been referred to the State department.
The ambassador took no action in the mat
ter, nor does he expect that it will be
necessary for him to do so. He expressed
confidence tonight that the State depart
ment will take whatever action Is proper.
He expects to leave Washington tomorrow
morning to return to Lenox, aa be had
SOME HOPE FOR LADY CI RZON
If No Collapse Occurs in Twenty-Four
Honrs She May Live.
LONDON. Sept. 26 Though Lady Cur
zon of F"dleston passed a quiet night and
there are slight signs of improvement this
morning, her condition is stlil very grave.
WALMER CASTLE. Sept. 26.-The Im
provement in the condition of Lady Curzon
shown this morning haa been maintained.
The nurse are said to be fairly able to
keep up Lady Curzon' s strength, while the
oxygen treatment is proving helpful. If a
collapse can be prevented within the next
twenty-four hours the doctors will have
hopes of her recovery.
4:55 p. m. Lady Curzon has passed a
fairly quiet day.
7 p. m. A bulletin Just posted here says:
"While Lady Curzon la not out of danger,
the Improvement In her condition was
maintained throughout the day."
Vesuvius Continues Eruption.
NAPLES, Sept 26. The eruption of Mount
Vesuvius continues, and although it has
somewhat decreased It still is most impos
ing and its vividness haa been augmented
by the breaking away of the crust around
the crater, which Is being ejected with
shakings, rumblings and explosions, mak
ing it appear as if the whole mountain
would be rent from top to bottom. The
funicular railroad restaurant has been dam
aged by the flow of lava. On the Pompeii
side the eruption Is very threatening and a
great quantity of ashes is being ejected.
Crnsader Proceeds on Trip.
LONDON. Sept. 2. The owners of the
British steamer Crusader, from Portland,
Ore., August 31, which, according to a dis
patch from the Kobe correspondent of the
Dally Express of London, September 23,
had been stopped by the Japanese In Tsu
garu strait and taken to Hakodate, re
ceived a table message today saying the
vessel had left Modjl for Shanghai after
coaling. No mention was made of any de
tention. Pope Enters Protest.
ROME, Sept. 26 The pope has addressed
to the cardinal vicar a protest against the
congress of Free Thinkers held here last
week. The text will be published In the
Osservatore Romano this evening with a
letter from the cardinal vicar inviting
Catholics to attend a service of atonement
to be held in ail the basilica of Rom on
Mrs. Saae Is Injured.
NEW YORK. Sept. 26. It became known
today that aire. Russell Sag is seriously
ill at her home on Fifth avenue as the re
sult of a fail whjoh happened tea days ago.
CAMPAIGNERS ARE IN MONTANA
Senator Fairbanks Speaks at Glen
dive, Openlna- The Series of
GLE.VDIVE, Mont., Sept. 26 After a 7
o'clock breakfast Vice Presidential Candi
date Fairbanks and his party today began
their proposed four days'"rnnipalRn of Mon
tana with speeches nt this place. Ex
Senator Carter, who is again an aspirant
for senatorial honors, had Jolnrd the party
at Bismarck, and he will continue to be
Its guide until the borders of the state of
Washington are reached. Under his direc
tion the Fairbanks special train was side
tracked for the night on the prairie east of
Glendlve. so that It wns necessary to make
a brief run before beginning the speaking
exercises, which took place at 8 o'clock.
Notwithstanding the early hour there was
a good attendance for a sparsely populated
country and the warmth of the greeting
was in no wise diminished by the frost in
Hon. William Llndsey, republican candi
date for governor of tills state, presided
and speeches were made by Senator Fair
banks and Dolllver and Carter. Senator
Fairbanks devoted his remarks largely to
the question of Irrigation, prophesying a
great future for the west because of the
artificial application of water to the soil,
referring euloglstlcally to President Roose
velt's instrumentality In securing a national
reclamation law and giving Senator Carter I
praise In the same connection.
TAGOART WORKS IN INDIANA
National Committeeman Will Devote
Attention to Hoosiera.
INDIANAPOLIS. Sept. .-The News will
say today that National Chairman Thomas
Taggart will give personal attention to the
democratic campaign in Indiana. The lead
ers have reached the conclusion that It
may turn out that the election of the !
democratic ticket will hinge on the result
The date of Taggart's return to Indiana
to carry out the new line of battle has not
been fixed definitely. The present plan Is
to have him start things here within the
next two weeks. In the execution of the
plans agreed on at the New York confer
ence fenator Gorman Is to have charge in
Maryland and West Virginia, Thomas Tag
gart Indiana, former I'nlted States Senator
Smith In New Jersey, the Connecticut state
organization in that state and William F.
Sheehan in New York. If, a little later, It
shall appear that the party has a fighting
chance In Wisconsin National Committee
man Ryan, a member of the executive com
mittee, will command In that state.
LABOR UNIONS LOSE POINT
Nine Thousand Men Return to Work
at Four Chicago Points as
CHICAGO, Sept. 46. Nine thousand men
returned to work without union regulations
of any sort today when the three Chicago
branches of the International Harvester
works and the Pullman company reopened
their shops after a shutdown of two weeks.
The men not only reiurned to their former
places as lndlvldu.tJ, but tlicy also agreed
to reductions in pay uf 10 to 20 per cent.
Before the shutdown the International
Harvester works recognized the labor
unions, but with the announcement of a
resumption of work today came the state
ment that the company would not renew its
agreement with the trades unions and that
the plants would be operated on a basis of
fifty-seven and one-half hours a week, in
stead of fifty-four, with no Increase of
wages. The men accepted the ultimatum
of the company without any manifestation
of discontent. All of the old employes who
could obtain work accepted the new regula
tions. Tonight a call wus Issued for a special
meeting of representatives Of all unions
having members employed by the Interna
tional Harvester company to consider the
conditions at the three plants, but the
general belief Is that the men will remain
at work under the new conditions.
The case of the employes of the Pullman
company Is different from that of the Har
vester company. Inasmuch as the Pullman
company has Ignored the trades unions
since the strike In their plant In 1S94. The
Pullman company announced today that It
would reopen its shops, but at a wage re
duction of 10 to 20 per cent. More than
2,000 workers were given their former posi
tions, but these men will undoubtedly ac
cept the decrease in pay, and several thou
sand of the former employes left the yards
of the company tonight bitterly disap
pointed because they could not return to
work even at the reduction In wages. It
is the Intention of the Pullman company
to have its plant In full operation by next
Monday. Work was resumed today only
in the car repair bhops.
WHEAT PRICES TAKE TUMBLE
Market Breaks Four Cents In Chicago
and Less In New
CHICAGO, Sept. 26. Under th weight
of heavy realizing sales the wheat market
here broke an even 4 cents today, the De
cember option selling off to W.10. Tin
low point on May was reached at 11.114.
The declining tendency waa accelerated by
the execution of numerous stop-loss orders.
The principal factor In causing the sharp
break In prices was the Intimation that
several big holders were quietly disposing
of their lines. An Increase of nearly
2,000,000 bushels In the visible supply and
heavy primary receipts were minor factors.
The market closed practically at the low
point, quotations on May being at 11.11.
December closed at I1.10H-
NEW YORK. Sept. 26 Wheat prices fell
S cents per bushel today a a result of
Improving weather. Increased northwest
crop estimates, weak continental cables
and heavy interior receipts. In tha after,
noon the market was fairly demoralized
by the flood of offerings.
BUY WHEATIN CALIFORNIA
Chicago Grain Dealers ald to Be
Securing Stock oa PaclHo
BAN FRANCISCO, Kept. ZC.-Accordlng
to the Examiner agent of a Chicago grain
house are here buying wheal fur the east
ern market. It la said that Jou.000 bushels
of wheat have been bought in Oregon' and
Washington for shipment east and that
1,00 ,000 bushel of wheat have also been
purchased in Oregon and Washington,
principally In the latter state by eastern
buyers, for shipment to the eaat by rail.
"These western purchases of wheat," one
of the agents is quoted as saying, "cannot
affect the Chicago grain market. There is
a shortage back east for the millers and
the purchases on the Pacific coast are s'm
ply to supply the urgaat demands of the
CANNON TAKES IP PARKER
Dissects Democratic Candidate's Stand on
the Pension Question.
SUBSTITUTES PROMISES FOR REALITY
Quotes the Hecords of Democracy In
Congress on Pension Legislation
Gives Scant Hope for
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
KEARNEY, Neb., Sept. 2S.-lSpeclal Tele
gram.) At Hastings this afternoon Speaker
Cannon closed his tour of the Fifth dis
trict In a speech at the opera house. His
cltsing speech was a plea to the Fifth dis
trict republicans to return Judge Norris
to congress and thus assist In continuing
republican administration of the affairs of
In making the plea Speaker Cannon dis
cussed the tariff, contrasting the times un
der free irade and under protection and
closed with a discussion of Judge Parker's
letter of acceptance.
Senator Dietrich presided at the meeting
and on the stage, which was beautifully
decorated, were seated: H. M. Eaton, can
didate for land commissioner; E. M. Searle,
Jr., candidate for auditor; J. L. McBrien,
candidate for state superintendent; A. Ga
lusha, candidate for secretary of suit;;
Mayor Miles and other prominent citizens
In discussing Judge Parker's letter of
acceptance Mr. Cannon took up the only
subject upon which Judge Parkef expressed
himself, the Roosevelt pension order pro
viding for a graduated pension scale. Mr.
Cannon told how in 18u under President
Harrison, congress passed a pension law
providing that notwithstanding how a union
soldier got disabled he should be pen
sioned not exceeding 112 a month. This,
ho said, had since been modified so that it
is not less than 16 a month.
Under that law, he sold, there were be
tween 500,000 and 600,000 people on the pen
sion roll. When Cleveland came Into power
he changed the regulations of the depart
ment touching the proof and from 20,U)0 to
25,000 people had their pensions reduced
and a smaller number were taken oft the
list. Because of the Indignation resulting
another order was issued that whenever
a man proved he was 7a years old and had
served a certain time in the union army,
whether disabled or not, he should receive
a pension of $12 a month. "Now that wus
a construction of the law that In my Judg
ment," said Mr. Cannon, "they had then
and now have a right to make."
Reducing Age Limit.
Mr. Cannon told then of how congress
had made an appropriation to carry out
the order. He tuM how President McKinley
amended the order that whenever it is
proven that a man le 06 years old, with
the necessary service in the army, it should
be evidence that he Is one-half disabled
and shall receive a pension of 14 a month.
Mr. Cannon then told how President
Roosevelt had Issued an order graduating
this scale under the same law apd same
precedent and the same authorities. Thin
order provided that when a union soldier
proves he is 62 years old he shall be con
sidered half disabled; when he Is 65 years
old he shall be considered two-thirds dis
qualified; when 68 yean old he la - ten
twelfths disqualified, and when 70 years old
he is totally' disabled.
In discussing this order Mr. Cannon said:
"Now then, when that order of Roosevelt's
was Issued the dickens was to pay, al
though along the same principle and In the
same manner as formerly issued by Cleve
land and McKinley, and they have been
raising a row about it ever since, talking
of executive usurpation. In Porker's first
acceptance by speech he complained of
the expenditures of the government under
republican rule, and Roosevelt come buck
at him and said: 'How ore you going to
cut down these expenditures? Are you for
the rcpe.wof that executive order relating
to the soldiers?"
"And Parker now comes back in his let
ter of acceptance Just Issued and says:
'If I atri elected president I will rescind
that order.' "
And then he goes on and says, "But after
I rescind It I will use my Influence with
congress to pass a bill giving on age serv.
Ice pension to the soldiers that performed
service in the civil war."
Questions for Parker.
I ask, "What age, Parker? What age?
Will It be 75, 66, 62 years, or what? In
definite still you are and probably not
sincere. But suppose you are elected presi
dent, Mr. Parker, and you use your In
fluence, what will that bring in the mean
time? rrom 25,000 to 50,000 people will have
their pensions token away, while you
promise to use your influence to have con
gress pass a service pension law without
stating the age you propose to recognize."
Now, I ask you, Mr. Parker, If you are
elected president, who will conol the
house of representatives? Will not two
thirds of of the democrats in that body
be made up of members from the south,
and are they liberal people with pensions
for the union soldiers?
"Let us read a chapter from the history
of pension legislation as it stands on the
statute books today. There are fourteen
bills that have been papsed from time to
time and these bills form the pension code.
Who passed them? Democrats for the
bllla, 417; democrats against the bills, 6-1S ;
republicans for the bills, 1,068; republicans
against the bills, none. That's how the
record of the vote upon those measures
stands. Is there any hope there for Mr.
Parker's influence to be effective? He Is
to take pensions away from thousands of
people and only replace them by a promise
to use his influence with a party In con
gress that has a notorious record against
that very thing.
"Let me ask you, have you ever read
Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress? Great book.
Splendid allegory. There was Christian, and
there was Faint Heart, and there was
True Heart, and there was Mister Facing
Both Ways. I say to you that if Parker
had lived then that character In the book
would not have been Facing 'Both Ways,
but It would have been Parker."
Congressman Watson, who was to have
divided the time with Mr. Cannon, was
ill and did not speak.
Good Word for Klnkald.
The Buffalo county republican campaign
was opened here tonight by an enthusias
tic meeting at the opera house, at which
Hon. Joseph Cannon was the speaker. The
large opera house was filled to the doors
and every person present was full of en
thusiasm. Mr. Cannon and his party were met at
Hastings by a committee composed of N. P.
McDonald. W. H. Roe, J. F. Crocker, P.
T. Lambert, M. A. Brown and C. B. Finch.
Upon the arrival of the train In Kearney
the entire party, Including the state candi
dates, was taken for a drive over the city.
On several occasions during the drive Mr.
turned. The Nebraska delegation was equal
to any delegation similarly situated from
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SUMMARY OF WAR SITUATION
Japanese Are Planning n Flanking
Movement Against Kouroptakln's
Indications are discerned at St. Peters
burg that the Japanese are planning a
flanking movement against General Kouro
patkln's left to compel retirement from
General Kurnkl is supposed to design
crossing the Hun river at a point consider
ably east of Mukden, from which he is ex
pected to move down that stream and co
operate with an army from Slan Uhlan,
where-Oku and Nodzu hold General Kouro
patkln south of Mukden. Japanese at
tacks on Da pass and San Lungku are
reKarded as conflrmat Inn of this theory.
Outposts of Generals Oku and Nodzu
have been In conflict with Cossacks between
lientsiautze and the railroad. No newa
has been received from Port Arthur.
f PRESIDENT TO ACT AT KAItl.Y DATE
Peace Between Japan and Itnasln Not
Essential to The Hague Meeting.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 26. President
Roosevelt's announcement on Saturday to
the delegates of the Interparliamentary
union that at an early date he would in
vite the nations of the world to send dele
gates to a second peace confere'rrce, whose
work had been supplemental to that of the
conference at The Hague, is regarded us a
historic advance toward the adjustment of
international difficulties through the me
dium of arbitration.
Quite naturally, the question arose as to
how soon the president might call the con
ference. He did not indicate In his address
the probable time of his Issuance of the
call, but 11 can be stated that he will not
await the Conclusion of peace between
Japan and Russia, both signatories to The
Hague convention, before Issuing his call.
It is his present intention in about six
weeks to bring the matter to the attention
of the nations of the world, with a view to
ascertaining their desires as to the time
and place of holding the second conference.
Thee preliminary inquiries will be made
through the Department of State. Aa
soon thereafter us the replies received shall
warrant the president will issue his for
mal call for the conference, which will
probably be early In the coming year.
LONDON, Sept. 26. The Foreign office
has received no official intimation from
from Washington of the intention of Pres
ident Roosevelt to call a second peace con
ference at The Hague. It states that If
such an invitation Is extended undoubtedly
Great Britain will be represented. It Is sug
gested, however, in official and diplo
matic circles that the moment for a peace
conference is not opportune in view of the
war prevailing In the far east and the
unwillingness of the belligerents to bind
themselves to ar.y act which would restrict
their operations. The officials and diplo
mats expressed the hope that the president
when he extends the Invitation will fix
a date so that the meeting will take
place after Japan and Russia have ar
ranged for peace.
BERLIN, Sept. 26. President Roosevelt's
announcement Saturday of his Intention to
call a second peace conference of the na
tions of ttie world whose work should be
supplemental to that of the Hague arbltra-
! tlon conference, attracts much attention
here. The Foreign office expresses itself
generally as sympathetic toward the Idea.
If the president's propositions are confined
to practical, tangible measures without at
tempting like general disarmament or an
adjudication of difficulties which touch
the sovereignty and honor of states, aa
would be Involved in any scheme of com
Among the foreign embassies here It wan
learned by a representative of the Asso
ciated Press that the Idea of an Interna
tional peace conference during the Russo
Japanese war would be considered Inop
portune hy Russia and several of the neu
tral powers would most likely come before
It. The necessity for a conference after
the war to define contraband and the ex.
J tent to which neutralB may assist bellig
erents by the sale of ships and munitions,
is fully recognized.
TANG GOES TO SETTLE TROIDLE
China Sends Special Ambassador to
Deal With Thibetan Affairs.
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.)
NEW YORK. Sept. 26. (New York Her
ald Cablegram Special Telegram to Tho
Bee.) By an Imperial edict. Tang, the
customs total at Tien Tsln, has been pro
moted to the rank of a metropolitan offi
cial of the third grade and also to the
grade of brevet deputy lieutenant general,
and ordered to proceed to Thibet to In
vestigate and deal with Thibetan affairs.
Tang is a Yale graduate and one of
China's shrewdest officials. He Is opposed
to foreigners. By this promotion he out
ranks the amban, the Chinese resident In
Thibet, as well aa all Chinese ministers
abroad, being of the third grade In the
civil and second giade in the military
hierachy. As the amban has not signed
the Anglo-Thibetan agreement, China pro
tests Its exclusive rights In answer to the
UNION IRON WORKS IS SOLD
Plant Purchased by Heorganlsa tlon
Committee of Shipbuilding
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 26-The Union
Iroij works, one of the properties of the
former United States Shipbuilding corpora
tion, was sold at public auction today by
order of the federal court of the district
of New Jeisey.
James Smith, Jr., receiver of the corpora
tion, who was appointed zpecial master
in chancery for the occasion, conducted the
sale. The only bidder was Francis D. Pol
lock, representing the reorganization com
mittee of the new shipbuilding company,
70 per cent of the stock of which la owne l
by Charles M. Schwab. His bid, the mini
mum allowable under the terms of the sale,
of 11,700,000, waa accepted. The successful
bidder deposited certified checks amounting
The plant of the Harlan & Holllngsworth
company at Wilmington, Del., is now the
only one of tha former properties of the
United States Shipbuilding company not
vuutrolled, by th reoiaaoiaaUou cvuxulll.
RUSSIANS IN DOUBT
Do Not Know Whether to Beliere Reports
of Japanese Buccesi at Port Arthur.
ARE SUSPICIOUS OF THEIR SOURCE
Fleet at That Point Contemplate! lfakinf
Another Dash for Liberty.
K0UR0PATKIN TO RETIRE FROM COMMAND
Arrival of Second Army at tha Front to
Mark Hit Departure.
JAPANESE ARMY AGAIN ADVANCING
Every Indication That Another Turns
Ing Movement On a Large scale '
Is Again I'nder
(Copyright hy New York Herald Co., 1901 )
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 26 New Tork
Herald Cablegram 8peclol Telegram to The
Bee.) Telegrams dated at Che Foo bring
Indefinite reports of heavy fighting at Port
Arthur, Indicating that the enemy haa
secured three Important and six minor
The Japanese losses are estimated at
9.000. The Russians are said to have lost
1,800 men and forty-six gains.
A warning has been Issued regarding tha
source of this news, which Is considered
dubious and In need of confirmation.
Admiral Wlren Is stated to be meditating
an attempt to escape from Port Arthur
with his fleet. Owing to the activity of the
Japanese fire great stress Is laid on a report
that another vessel haa successfully run
the blockade at Po-t Arthur, bringing sup
plies of provisions and ammunition.
Much astonishment Is expressed at the
appointment of General Grlppenberg, Gen
eral Kaulbara having been mentioned for
In military circles I have received oon
flrmatlon of the news concerning General
Kouropatkln, so ardently desired. He will
remain at the front to oppose the Japanese
until the concentration of the second army
Is complete. Every strong position, such
as the Hun rlVer and the various passes
and hills around Mukden, are held stub
bornly, with tho sola object of causing the
utmost delay and loss to the enemy. Then
the commander will withdraw.
The second army Is not expected to reach
the front for a couple of months.
Great surprise is expressed In official
circles about the support given In France
to the idea of mediation, which, as the
French should have well known,' cannot '
receive the consideration of Russia.
Japanese On the Move. '
ST. PETERSBURG. Sept. 26. A dispatch
from General Kouropatkln announces
that the Japanese are preparing an ex
tensive turning movement east of Mukden.
A large force is advancing from Liao Yang
by way of Talclie to Tslanschon. Skir
mishes have occurred in the valley of the
Hun river and at Inpu, between Bentsla
putze and the railroad. There were many
casualties at Inpu.
General Sakharoff, In a dispatch dated
yesterday, telegraphs that the Japanese
advance guard during the last few days
attempted to occupy Kaoutou pass, com
manding the road to Fushun, but were re
pulsed by a detachment of the Russian ad
vance guard. On the south front all la
quiet, though shots are exchanged dally
and skirmishes occur between the advance
8 p. m. The cause of the extreme deliber
ation In the Japanese advance on Mukden
was explained by a dispatch received from
General Kouropatkln this afternoon which
indicates that Field Marshal Oyama has
not yet concentrated his forces. Fresh
troops are constantly arriving at Bentsla-.
putze, while others which recently reached
Llao Yang are marching up the Taltse river
to Slnchan. These reinforcements presuma
bly come from Japan.
As soon as the fourth Japanese army at
Blanchan is sufficiently strong, It is now
evident the Japanese Intend to resort to
their favorite flanking tactics, move a for
midable array against Kouropatkln'a left
and compel the evacuation of Slntsintin.
They are evidently recolnnolterlng the
ground over which the sianchan army will
march up and cross the river. Meanwhile
General Kurnkl Is trying to seize and cross
the Hun river far east of Mukden. Thence
he will move down the river and co-operate
with the fourth from Sianchan, while Gen
erals Oku and Nodzu engage Kouropatkln'a
attention south of Mukden. The attacks
on Da Pass and San Lungku September 20,
were the first symptoms of this great flank
Kouropatkln now reports that scouts have
been encountered near the Hun river, half
way to Mukden, to seize Kaoutou pose, ten
miles northeast of Bentalaputze, in order to
clear the way to Fushun,' and that Oku'a
and Nodzu's outposts have been engaged.
In skirmishing with Cossacks near Inpu,
between Bentalaputze and the railroad.
After reviewing the troops at Odersa the
emperor will go to Kishlneff and bid fare
well to the Fourth division, famous for
its passage of the Danube under General
Dragomlroff. The latter probably will at
tend the ceremony.
General Dragomlroff Is greatly enfeebled
In health, which may render impossible
his going to the far east as chief of aloft
of Grand Duke Nicholas.
Difficult to Obtain 'applies.
MUKDEN, Sept. 26. Doubts are begin
ning to be felt as to whether It will be
possible to continue the campaign through
the winter, which begins In November.
The Chinese have been unable to harvest
their crops and there probably will be much
distress, as It Is very difficult to bring up
stores from China for the native popula
tion. The Japanese do not appear to La mov
ing, but it is believed that they will begin
a general advance within a day of two.
They are continually receiving reinforce
ments. Ruavlun scouts who penetrated be
yond Iientslapulze saw Isrge encampment
of Japanese and a strong column Is re
ported to be forming northwest of Llao
Yang. A thousand Japanese are daily
crossing the Taitse river over three bridges,
which have teen built above the railroad.
PLOT TO HILL MI1IITEH PLBllVB
Police Bay It Was Hatched by Rae
elans In Geneva.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. l:tt a. m
While some of the features of the plot
which, 'culminated lu Ut assassination (
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