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OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 29, 1904 TEN PAGES.
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HORSES DRAW WELL
Large Crowdi a' nee and Evening
Exhibitions . T Horse 8how.
SADDLE ANIMALS " 5" MOST ADMIRED
Double Driving A f r Apparently Come
Keit in 5- Favor.
CHILDREN IN EVI
May Not Be Expert Critics, bnt They Are
SOCIETY OUT AS USUAL IN THE EVENING
Omaha Owners Come In for a, Large
Section 'of the Trias Money
and Ribbons In Day's
A man was once willing to give his klng
dom for a horse. Richard III It was per
haps at any rate Shakespeare says so, and
Shakespeare could please himself, for he
wrote It after Richard was dead.
No one In Omaha would give a kingdom
for a horse under any circumstances
there Is no kingdom to be had but the
Kingdom of Quivera, and that Is a sort of
stock comppny. But the people of Omaha
have a general and deap affection for
nan's best servant. To know this It Is
only necessary to listen when some beau,
tlful animal enters the tanbark oval, or to
look at the faces of the eager men and
women leaning on the railing or watching
from the boxes. For look at the horses
Omaha people will. Here the daintiest
work of the mediate Is worn by the local
Stuyvesnnt Flshs, the Nebraska Astors and
those who are known In Omaha as are the
Van Turyles In New York, receive admir
ing but brief attention. It Is the . horses
people like ebst to see. And this Is not
always true at a horse show, even in com
munities supposedly much more "horsey''
than Is Omaha. I
There Is something as characteristic
about that smell of the horse show tan
bark as there Is In the Joylus bouquet of
the circus ring. But It Is different. The
circus Is not dignified.
What They All Like.
The heavy harness horses, with their
Jingling chains, their shining harness
buckles and the dashing stanhopes, or the
road teams, with the red-wheeled coaches,
their tallyhoes and general noise, are, per
haps, hut might be called the most
"cheery" classes. They convey a certain
air of good nature, of good health and out-of-doors
"Oh," the women cry delightedly, "I
wish I were up behind them the dears!"
and the men reply wistfully, "Yes, In
But every class has Its patrons. The
potato race pleases every one; It has the
fun and rowdy daflh. and danger also, to
make a most excellent relief to the digni
fied portion of the program. The pairs al
ways omd to, reach the hearts, of the
women la the boxes and the balconies with
their high stepping, flying feet and their
high held heads, but It was undoubtedly
the beautiful saddle animals such as
Tamerlane, the Lincoln h'fse, and Lime
stone Belle, the famous dancer, that are the
stars. While Thomas Bash, Its trainer,
was putting the high school horse through
Its repertory, the feminine portion of. the
.crowd could be heard plagurlslng tenderly
from all the bnloony scenes In the classic
and the modern drama. "Oh, the darling,"
"Beauty," "I'et." "The lovely thing," "You
sweet creature," so ran the one-sided dla-
Special Feature for Omaha.
The Horso Show has found its own spe
cial feature. The west Is not the east, the
Old la not the new; every city and every
how must have Its characteristic circum
stance. The Omaha show. It would seem.
Is the first In 'which has been seen the
cross saddle riding In the women's saddle
classes. Few among those who saw the
Mlsats Peck, Baum and Cudahy ride last
night will vetnrue to mourn very deeply
for the passing of the side saddle. The
new mode comes from somewhere, and it
has come to stay.
EVENING'S EVENTS INTERESTING
Competition So Close as to Keep
Practically every event In the arena last
night was closely contested; Indeed some
of the best judges of horses and equip
ments were at variance as to the prize
winners. ' The crowd was pleased with
nearly every decision and showed marked
approval of the verdict of the Judges In
many canes, accepting all good-naturedly
and according generous applause to the
lucky exhibitors. One of the especial fea
tures was the competition In the women's
saddle class, a- special substituted for
class No, 35, which did not fill. Omaha
riders were In the majority, the foreign
representatives b-dng Mrs. J. II. Parker
and Mrs. K. C. Smith, both of Bt. Joseph.
Omaha was represented by the Misses
Jean Cudahy, Bessie Baum and Miss Peck.
The local riders rode cross saddle and the
Pt. Joseph equestriennes rode side saddle.
It was announced that It was the first time
that cross saddle riding had been permitted
in a show ring and the approval of the
natural method of riding, as. judging from
the handclapplng, was unanimous. The cup
was awarded to Miss Peck, riding Daisy
Tean, eOorge Pepper's fine saddle horse.
Miss Peek was greatly favored by her
mount, but she also showed herself an ac
complished rider. Miss Baum was second,
the fight between these two for honors
being especially interesting. Mrs. J. H.
Parker was given the blue ribbon on the
side saddle competition.
la the opening event George Pepper's
Wonderful trotter, Rhea W, carrying the
hopes of the boxes and galleries as well,
and expected to win, found a hard com
petitor In Ilatteras, driven by Don C. Riley
of Bt Joseph, hut the two were returned
In the order named and both were gen
ronsly applauded. Commander Baker was
third. Omaha had two entries In this
class. Exhibitor, Owned by Thomas C.
Byrne, and Sadie owned by Fred W. Nash,
but they were outclassed.
Ths Peppers decided to send Crelghton
and Indian Into class 12, heavy harness,
while Omaha's hopes were centered on W.
II. McCurd'a fine bay gelding, Kenwood.
The Pepper horses were not In the run
nli.g, despite ths fact whips Roach and
English did their best. Empress was first
and the McCord entry second. Mr. Mo
Cord also carried away second in unicorn
tandems, Mr. W. M. Mumhall of Chicago
handling the reins. Murray, driving three
chestnuts to a skeleton brake, wltb foot
man in red and a Scotch tenter on the
taps of tae vehicle keeping very busy with
)la bark, was given first honors, although
IContlnued on Bee on J Page.)
RUSSIANS EXPRESS NO OPINION
Nearest Approach to Comment on
Roosevelt's Remarks la Re.
print of Editorial
8T. PETERSBURG. Sept. 28.-7:60 a. m.
The Russian press has heretofore studi
ously avoided editorial reference to Pres
ident Roosevelt's statement to the delegates
of the Interparliamentary union on Sep
tember 24, on the subject of calling a
conference of the nations of the world at
The Hague to continue the work of the
conference called by Emperor Nicholas in
1899. The only approach thereto Is a
quotation In the Runs this morning from
the Berlin press opinion, saying that la
was evident that the Americans were de
termined to disregard the question whether
or not Intervention In the far eastern
question at this time would be agreeable
to either of the combatants.
BRITISH STEAMEIl IS A9HWKI1
Loyalist, Formerly the t Inn MacAllis
ter, Will lie Total Wreck.
8T. JOHNS. N. F., Sept. 2s.-The British
steamer Loyalist, bound from Halifax for
London with a general cargo, went ashore
last night at Seal Cove, Xrepassey bay,
near Cupe Race, during a dense fog. It
will be a total wreck, but a portion of the
cargo may be saved. The crew made Its
The steamer Loyalist, formerly the Clan
MacAUlster, is of 1,419 tons net burden, Is
306 feet long, has 39-foot beam and Is 23
feet 3 inches deep. It was built In 1S91 at
Glasgow and Is owned by Furness, WIthey
& Co., Limited, of West Hartlepool.
BAD RAILROAD WRECK IX CANADA
Fire Persons Reported Killed on
the Grand Trunk.
TORONTO, Out., Sept. 28. A wreck is
reported on the Grand Trunk railroad near
Woodstock. Five people are reported
Estimate of French Wheat Crop.
PARIS, Sept. 28. The minister of agri
culture estimates the wheat yield of France
at 104.523,45.1 hectoliters, against 128.2S5.530
last year. The official estimate settles the
controversies growing out of the recent un
official estimates of the National Associa
tion of Millers.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Examining Board Appointed to Con
vene at Fort Robinson to
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28. (Special Tele
gram.) The following board has been ap
pointed to meet at Fort Robinson for ex
amination of officers ordered before it for
promotion: Captains Charles Grlerson,
Samuel D. Freeman. Carter P. Johnson,
Tenth cavalry; Captain James R. Church,
assistant surgeon; First Lieutenant Peter
C. Field, nsslstant surgeon; First Lieuten
ant W. J. Scott, Tenth cavalry, recorder.
Rural delivery routes ordered established
November 1: Nebraska Clark, Merrick
county, two additional; area, sixty-seven
square miles; population, 850. Iowa Green
field, Adair county, one additional; area,
thirty square miles; population, 500.
The last congress appropriated 110,000 to
be expended in the constructlo nof new
buildings and improving the water and sew
erage system at the Wind River school in
Wyoming. Until now the Indian bureau
has taken no steps toward utilizing this
appropriation. Today, however, Supervis
ing Engineer Prlngle was ordered to pro
ceed to the Wind River school to map out
plans and draw specifications for the pro
posed new buildings and other necessary
Improvements. It is expected that work on
these contemplated improvements will be
commenced early next spring.
DEFECT IS FOUND IN THE WAYS
Navy Department Explains Reasons
for Increasing; Guard.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28. At the Navy
department today the statement was made
that the special guard now stationed
around the battleship Connecticut, which
Is to be launched at the navy yard. New
York, tomorrow, was Increased because of
a discovery made some weeks ago of a
defect In the ways, which gave the de
partment considerable concern. No word
has reached the department as yet; of the
discovery of a new obstruction.
It appears that an officer found this
trouble and a searching Investigation fol
lowed, but It was Impossible to determine
definitely whether the defect was due to
an accident or to treachery, and the oom
mandant of the yard could find no clue to
the person responsible. The whole subjeot
was guarded with the greatest secrecy. It
always is customary to guard a ship pre
paratory to its launching, and the Incident
of several weeks ago has put the officials
of the New York yard constantly on the
watch. In view of the fact that there has
been trouble In the building of the Con
neqflout regarding the piecework system
and other labor troubles, the anxiety of
the officials about the safety of the ship
has been Increased.
ST. ANDREW'S BROTHERHOOD
Every Quarter of Civilised World
Represented at Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 28. High digni
taries and laymen of the Protestant Epis
copal church from this and other countries
are In this city to attend the nineteenth
annual convention of the Brotherhood of
St. Andrew, which begins tomorrow. Nearly
every part of the civilized world is repre
sented among the 1,500 delegates who will
answer roll call.
The brotherhood held meetings today, and
tonight the program for the convention was
arranged. Reports of committees and gen
eral officers were received and passed upon
prior to their presentation to the conven
tion. The preliminary services will be
opened In Holy Trinity church tomorrow
by Bishop Tuttle, and the convention will
be called to order in the afternoon at Hor
tlculturul hall. The most Important session
f"HI be held on Friday, when a president
to succeed H. W. D. English of Pittsburg
will be selected. The candidates for the
office are Mahlon N. Kline of this city and
Robert W. Gardiner of Gardiner, Me.
SANTA FE TRAIN DERAILED
Four Cars Plied Ip la Ditch Near
Albuquerque Negro Tramp
ALBlw-JUBRQUE. N. M.. Bept. . Santa
Fe passenger train No. 1 westbound was
wracked about six miles below Albuquerque
today by the spreading of the rails. Two
baggage cars, a mall car and a tourist
sleeper were piled up In the ditch, but the
locomotive And four rear cars did not leave
ehe track. A negro tramp who was tiding on
the platform between the two baggage cars
was crushed to death. Nobody else was
CANNON TALKS IN THE RAIN
Crowd at Fremont Not Discouraged by a
CAUSE OF THE PROSPERITY OF NEBRASKA
Protection Only Difference In Laws
Between Cleveland and Present
Regime One Brought Dis
tress, the Other Plenty.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
COLUMBUS. Neb., Sept. 28.-(Speclal
Telegram.) When the car bearing Speaker
Cannon and Congressman Watson reached
I Fremont this afternoon It was met by a
crowd of probably 500, which demanded
cpeeches and got them, the two congress-
' men talking from the 'rear platform. Rain
j began with the speaking, but the crowd
stcoa ana oia not oiminisn or snow con
cern, finally moving under the depot shed,
where they were sure Mr. Watson could be
I heard from the distance.
Upon opening his address Mr. Cannon told
I of his trip through the state and said no
where had he seen more happy, more con
tented, more prosperous or- more homely
men and mora handsome women than In
Fremont. At the conclusion of his talk he
was presented a beautiful bouquet of
flowers on behalf of the handsome women
nnd some green pears on behalf of the
homely men. He said In part:
t have had a telescope and a microscope
with me during my stay In Nebraska and
have used one for the distant and one for
the view nearby trying to see the blanket
mortgages that I have beard so much
about, hut I did not discover them. On the
eor.tr,i.ry . I see that more money Is being
loaned for commercial enterprises than for
anything else. Your rates of Interest sre
away down, the same as they are In Illi
nois. I asked the reason frr this and I got
but one replv, "We found It where we lost
It. We lost It under Cleveland. We searched
In the same place under McKlnley and
found It. We have gone hack to the right
principle nnd the right policy." I say to
you that the laws are the same your farms
are the same snd the people the same as
when Cleveland's policy nrevailed. except
ing In one particular, and that Is the Im
pediment of the destruction of the protec
tive policy of the republican party, the an
ticipation of the effects of which, and the
actual effects of which brought about that
ruinous condition under which you suf
fered. No month has passed bv and another
commenced but whleh. In this magnificent
commonwealth of Nebraska, under the In
dustry of Its people, the wise policy of th
party In power and the good home market
for Its farmers his found it In a better
condition than It was at the close of the
last month. Ther It Is. We lost It In
12, we found It In 1S!W.
In concluding his talk Mr. Cannon Intro
duced Mr. Watson In these words:
"I want to Introduce to you the most
eloquent man In the house of representa
tives on either side of that chamber, and
he Is not-only eloquent, but he talks sense.
Indiana's favorite son, James E. Watson."
Congressman Watson spoke briefly on the
tariff Issue and created great enthusiasm.
BlR- Rally at Wahoo.
Speaker Cannon and Congressman Wat
son were the speakers at a rally at Wahoo
this afternoon, which opened Congressman
Hlnshaw's campaign In Saunders county,
the Speaker taking for his text, "Ye shall
know them by their fruits," and Congress
man Watson using the tariff issue as his
subject.. - -
The people of Wahoo had constructed a
gnlly-decorated platform In the street, with
seats for the crowd, but Mr. Cannon was
unwilling that his hearers should be sub
jected to discomfort, consequently the
speaking was transferred to the opera
house. This building was filled and the
audience was enthusiastic.
Congressman Hinshaw presided. He first
Introduced Mr. Watson, who talked of the
tariff, showing the result of forty-four
years of republican rule under protection
and quoting from the records to substan
tiate his statements.
Speaker Cannon told of republican pol
icies and democratic lack of policies. He
Is not calling them the democratic party
now, he saldr but was calling them the
"Parker" party. This, he said. Is because
he didn't like to hurt the feelings of the
old-time democrats nor the new democrats.
His talk, however, was more largely de
voted to a plea for the election of a solid
republican congressional delegation from
Nebraska this fall. On this subject he
Plea for Hinshaw.
What Is congress? Under the constitu
tion It Is a body of men sent to Wahli
ton with powers of attorney from the re
spective districts In the respective states
to cast the votes of the majority of the
people as they would cast them If there
in person. A congressman Is Just an agent
for his district, who favors the public
policy that Is wanted. Therefore a con
gressional district. In my judgment, ought
to get a man who has integrity above the
level of mediocrity If it can. A man that
you can trust. One who will favor the
policies of the majority and vote for them.
The two strongest delegations in congress
are the Iowa delegation and the Indiana
delegation. How have they been secured?
By picking their men and binding them
back term after term. I was not ac
quainted with the members of the Ne
braska delegation, with the exception of
one, all new members. When I placed
them on committees, as speaker, I knew, I
thought, all that could be ascertained
about them. I believe they are strong,
level-headed men, and If you will take up
the congressional directory you will find
that there Is no new delegation from any
state In the United States that Is so well
placed on important committees as your
delegation, and for two reasons; first, It
was good material, and second, I felt that
this great commonwealth of Nebraska Is
leaping .forward In production and devel
opment, and you were entitled to have
your representatives on the leading com
mittees of the house. If you want my ad
vice about It, send them all back, and I
will say further my advice would be that
your great manufacturing and commercial
city should send somebody to congress
that will cast the votes of that great In
dustrial center In accordance with the
judgment and policy of a majority of its
people. And I believe that policy is that
of the republican party. You ought to
have a solid representation in the house
Evening- Meeting- at Columbus.
In the home of Edgar Howard and Judge
Sullivan, late candidate for Gassaway'a
hoes, republican eloquence tonight told
of the difference between republican acts
and democratic promises. Speaker Cannon
and Congressman Watson wielded the facts
and figures that told the story, and Colum
bus turned out an opera house full of
people to furnish the enthusiasm, and it
was furnished. Columbus was a repub
lican town tonight. Tbe meeting was pre
sided over by S. C. Gray and numerous
white badges scattered through the house
showed the reception committee was Urge.
On the stage, besides local citizens, were
Congressmen McCarthy and Hinshaw and
state candidates H. M. Eaton, E. M.
Besrle, A. Galusha and J. L. McBrten. A
club of twenty-five first voters was a con
spicuous portion of the audience.
Mr. Watson spoke first, and among the
first things he said was that Parker ex
pected to be elected because Wall street
was going to dump loads of money Into
the campaign fund. Wall street, Jim Hill
and others were mad, mad at Roosevelt,
he said, because he had broken up the rail
He discussed at length the tariff and
compared those of tbe two parties. He
then told that Cleveland had been presi
dent from 18t to IHH and said nothing of
gContinued on Second Page.)
Thursday, Sept. !H.
At the Street Fnlr
Gntes open nt 10 a. m.
Closes nt Midnight.
At the Auditorium ' .
Horse Show; opens 8 p. m.
At the Theaters
Boyd, "The County Chairman."
KriiK, "The Factory Foundling."
CANDIDATES IN THE FIELD
Massachusetts Democrats Select All
and Republicans Part of Con.
BOSTON, Sept. 28. The preliminary work
of placing candidates In the field for the
November election and choosing delegates
to the various party conventions were coin,
pleted yesterday by the democrats In cau
cuses held throughout the state. The re
publicans, however, divided their caucuses,
following those held in twenty-two cities
yesterday with those in the other eleven
cities and the 320 towns .today.
In many cities the election officers found
considerable difficulty , In tabulating the
votes, which were cast under the new cau
cus law, and the returhs In some of the
districts were not known until today.
In the Seventh, Fourth and Twelfth con.
gressional districts the partial republican
returns showed that Congressman E. W.
Roberts of Chelsea, In the Seventh; State
Representative George II. Doty of Wal
tham. In the Fourth, end former Mayor
Weeks of Newton, In the Twelfth, were
In the lead.
PLAN FETE FOR JIDGF. PARKER
New York Democrats Will Tender Re
ception to Candidate
NEW YORK. Sept. 28. Nearly all of the
detai's for the public reception to be given
for Judge Parker at the Manhatta'n elub
have been completed. The reception, un
less some change Is made, will be held on
next Wednesday night. Invitations will
be extended to the democratic national
committee, all members of the Parker club
and members of other large democratic or
ganizations, Including Tammany hall. It
Is likely that Justice D. Cady Herrlck and
Representative Francis Burton Harrison,
candidates for governor and lieutenant
governor, respectively, will attend. Judge
Parker does not Intend to speak at the
reception and In fact no speeches of any
kind will be made, according to the pres
Judge Parker saw many visitors today.
They included David B. Hill, C'hurles F.
Murphy, Drlnncey Nlcoll, vice chairman
of the national committee; Don Farns
worth of Illinois, Benjamin Ide Whee'er,
president of the 'University of California,
and other democratic managers. The head
quarters of Judge Parker whenever he
visits New York will be made hereafter in
the Hotel Seville. He expects to visit New
York frequently. This does not mean,
however, said one of bis managers today,
that the candidate will visit this city .every
week. He has no intention now of coming
except when he feels 'that his presence will
benefit the campaign.'
In relation to a plan to divide the cam
paign territory on various responsible
heads, It was stated today that National
Chairman Taggart will not open perma
nent headquarters In the west. Mr. Tag
gart expects to visit Indiana, Illinois and
Iowa at frequent Intervals, but that will
not take him away from the active man
agement of the national campaign.
SENATOR FAIRBANKS IN MONTANA
Party Makes a Detour to Attend Cas
cade County Fair.
GREAT FALLS. Mont.. Sept. 28. Depart
ing from the program arranged by the na
tional committee, Senator Fairbanks made
a big detour In his Montana campaign in
order to visit the Cascade county fair now
being held at this place and address the
residents and visitors here. His special
train was run to this point from Butte
after last night's meetings there and as
early as 8 o'clock he was receiving calls
from the prominent citizens. Including
United States Senator Gibson, who, aN
though a democrat, was a member of the
At 9:30 the exercises of the day began
with a public reception at the Park hotel,
at which Senators Fairbanks, Dolliver and
Carter shook hands with many hundreds
of people. The public meeting was held
at 10:30 in the opera house. The stay at
the place concluded with a visit to the
fair and a drive to the Boston and Mon
tana smelter, four miles distant.
In his speech here Senator Fairbanks
discussed the questions of governmental
aid to Irrigation. He referred a'.so to the
charge of corruption made by Judge Par
ker against the republican party, but as
usual refrained from mentioning Judge
Parker's name In this connection. He re
viewed the course of President Roosevelt,
saying no man had ever occupied an exec
utive position who was more Intolerant of
wrong doing or more vigorous In his pun
ishment of It.
NO WESTEHN HEADQUARTERS
Democratic Campalgu to Be Directed
from New York.
NEW YORK. Sept. 2S. An apparent set
tlement for the present of the question of
the establishment of western democratic
headquarters was announced at the na
tional committee rooms today. Members of
the executive committee said no such head
quarters would be established, and Chair
man Taggart said that letters and tele
grams received today made it appear that
the establishment of such headquarters Is
unnecessary. Mr. Taggart expects to go
west and also to visit such other points
as seem necessary, but unless something
at present unforeseen occurs there will be
no regular western branch and the cam
paign will be managed from this city.
No Decision In Wisconsin.
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 28. No decision
has been made in the La Follete election
HARROUN PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Alleged Forger Arraigned on Charge
of Issuing Fraudulent Ware
KANSAS CITY, Sept 28.-W. H. Har
rcun, the grain plunger, was arraigned to
day In the criminal court on the charge of
issuing fraudulent warehouse receipts.
Through his attorney ht pleaded not guilty
and he was released on bond for S2,5u0. The
specific charge agulnst Harroun Is that he,
as president of the Belt Elevator coinpuny.
Issued a warehouse receipt for 10,000 bushels
of wheat said to be In the 'elevator, when
as a matter of fact, the Information aets
forth, the wheat wis out there.
MIDWAY OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Carnival Street Fair Makes Start in Despite
ATTRACTIONS WILL ALL BE READY TODAY
Unfavorable Conditions Interfere
with Start, hut Manager Moore
Promises Program Today to Be
Followed During, Carnival.
Attendance at Carnival Grounds.
1904. 1W3. 1902.
First day 2,600 2.X14 3,l!s3
A variety of unfavorlng conditions caused
the opening day of the Ak-Sar-Ben carnival
to be not quite so good as those of the
two previous years. The afternoon begun
well with a promising attendance of chil
dren, but about 6 o'clock a heavy shower
came up that put the grounds and espe
cially the Midway In bad condition. Al
though there was little rain In the even
ing, the skies were threatening and at
times there was a slight mist.
The Oriental gateway on Douglas street
blazed forth in welcoming grandeur and
the festive music and hoarse shouts of the
barker gladdened the ears of the carnival
patrons. The first confetti of the season
fell like the first snow, somewhat shyly and
In limited quantities. Only a small number
of the attractions succeeded In getting
ready to bid for business, but those that
were open did well.
The rain made It necessary to abandon
the free performances In the open air.
Every one Is an act that requires guy
ropes and supports, and the moisture af
fected the gear so much that It was de
cided unsafe to try to give the shows.
Manager Moore stated that they would
begin today, provldfd the weather is fair.
He will make out the program this morn
ing. Planning for the Public.
Though the Midway was muddy last
night and little used the management has
arranged for plenty of cinders to be
dumped on the soft spots today so that
no annoyance may be caused from this
The board of governors met last night to
complete arrangements for their own pri
vate, extraordinary and wonderful exhibi
tion, full plans of which they expect to
Last night the attractions offered the
public were Millie Christine, the centrif
ugal swing, which caused a sensation being
absolutely new; the Volcano, Ferris wheel,
merry-go-round and Penny , Arcade. The
big swing, located at the west end of the
grounds, is a heavy piece of mechanism
and goes the merry-go-round better sev
eral times. Each revolution carries the
occupants of the cars one-sixteenth of a
Electrical Illuminations In the business
district seem a bit backward this year.
None of the bulbs blazed forth last night.
Drllllna; nt the Den.
About 150 of the Knights of Ak Bar-Ben
participated In the grand march rehearsal
at the den last night. Luther Kountze, T.
W. Karhach and J. D. Weaver were the
drill masters. A number of new march
features were Introduced and the drill
passed off very successfully. A dress re
hearsal will be given at the Auditorium
next Tuesday night at 8 o'clock, to per
fect the participants In the grand march In
their paces. All of the men who are to
occupy positions on the floats, as well as
those taking part In the parade, will unite
In the grand march In costume.
Assignments were made last night of the
parties to occupy places on the floats, but
their names will not be announced until
after tbe parajl-
There are twenty floats, all of which are
about completed, and surpass In their
beauty and uniqueness any previous elec
tric parade yet given during the Ak-Sar-Ben
MURDER AT SL JOSEPH, MO.
Joseph Slmerly Accused of Killing
William Slmerly, Whose Body
Was Fonnd In Brush Pile.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Sept. 28. Joseph Slm
erly, aged 19, was arrested today In An
drew county, fourteen miles north of here,
charged with shooting to death a rich
cousin, William A. Slmerly, aged 45, Sun
Investigation reveals that William Slm
erly was shot twice with a shotgun, in
stead of having been killed with an ax,
as was at first reported. When his body
was found in a brush heap, where It had
been set on fire, the face was covered with
blood and near him lay an ax. It was
Immediately supposed that it had been
used In beating out his life.
The evidence against young Slmerly Is
purely circumstantial. It Is said that Jo
seph Sfmeraly wanted his cousin out of
the way because of his Infatuation for
the 15-year-old daughter of his cousin's
RACE WAR JN KENTUCKY
Eighty Negroes Are Driven from
Place Where White Woman
HARRODSBURG, Ky Bept. 28,-Elghty
negroes, thirty of them women, have ar
rived here from South Fork, from where
they were ordered to leave by the whites
because one of the negroes stabbed a
farmer' wife. It Is reported that the white
woman la dead. The negro men were work
ing on a rallroud near South Fork. One or
the women at the railroad camp went to a
farm house and demanded a lunch. This
was given her and while the hostess back
was turned the negro woman snatchej
some clothes and ran away. The farmer's
wife pursued and caught her, but was
stabbed by a negro. The news of the af
fair spread rapidly and In a short time a
posse of 200 white men had driven the
negroes from the vicinity. The blacks will
not be permitted to remain in Harrods
burg. SENATOR HOAR UNCONSCIOUS
Distinguished Patient Is la a Stupor
and Has Taken No Nourish
ment Since Tuesday.
WORCESTER. Mass., Bept. t8 United
States Senator George F. Hoar's condition
continues most critical. He has not ral
lied from the sleep and stupor Into which ha
fell Tuesday afternoon and It Is feared
that he Is In his last sleep. He partake
of no nourishment, being too weak to swal.
low. The attending physicians said late
tonight there Is absolutely no hope, but
are unwilling to venture an opinion as to
whether he will die during the night or live
possibly for two or three days. The re
markable vitality he has shown during his
present illness may be sufficient to fight
death until tbe last of the week.
nebraska weather forecast
Fair Thursday and Friday,
Temperature nt Omaha Yesterday!
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a. m 7.'l 1 . m !
a. m TTt 2 p. m
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SUMMARY OF WAR SITUATION
Outpost Skirmishing: Along Taltse and
Llao Rivera Russians Re
inforced. Outpost skirmishes constitute the sum
total of disclosed activities on the Llao and
Taltse rivers In Manchuria, Gendral Kouro
patkln Is reported to be keeping In contact
with the entire Japans front. Russian
scouts report that the mnln Japanese force
Is centered In the vicinity of the Yental
Fresh troops and convalescents are arriv
ing at Mukden In large numbers. The
railway north from Mukden Is proving of
much value to Oenerul Kouropatkln In
bringing supplies for his army as well as
Chinese arriving at Che Foo report that
Japnnese attacks on Port Arthur have re
sulted In heavy losses to the assailing
forces, while the Russians suffered com
STOESSEL WILL NEVER YIELD
Port Arthur May Be Captured, but
Commander Will Refuse to
Surrender the Place.
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.)
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 28. (New York
Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to
The Bee.) General Stoessel has finally re
fused to yield Port Arthur, as all expected
he would. A friend of his snld today:
"Even If Instructions were sent him to
capitulate, he would surely follow the ex
ample of Nelson, who promptly turned
blind on the side of the signal telling him
to cease fighting."
Russia is now following developments
with bated breath. It is fully recognised
that the situation at Port Arthur Is rap
Idly becoming desperate. When the mo
ment nrrives that the Bhlps are forced to
leave the harbor, the water question will
become doubly serious, as their condensers
will no longer be available.
The supplies of ammunition and coal. In
spite of denials, are also running short.
The anxiety here Is great. No Illusions
are held to the widely serious effect
the fall of Port Arthur will have.
Owing to the eluslveness of the Japanese
army. General Kouropatkln's scouts ore
still unable to gain any news of the en
emy's movements to the south. In view of
the news that the Japanese have destroyed
the bridge over the Taltse river at Llao
Yang, the rumor that they propose stopping
where they are and allowing the Russians
to attack them, finds some credence, how.
GRAND DIKE TO BE SUPREME
New Commander of Russian Army u
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.)
BT. PETERSBURG, Sept. 28. (New York
Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to
The Bee.) The appointment of General
Grippenburg has at once raised the ques
tion as to who in the future will have su
preme command of the forces In the far
east. According to what I hear this even
ing, the Grand Duke Nicholas Nlkolalvlch,
one of the most brilliant cavalry officers In
the Russian army, whose father distin
guished himself in the Turkish war, has
been appointed commander-in-chief of the
entire armies in Manchuria. Like his father,
he is a man of strong personality and will
surely take command, not merely In name,
but In reality.
PEACE CONFERENCE INOPPORTUNE
Russia Does Not Like the Idea of Sum
moning; One. ,
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 104.)
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 28. (New York
Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to
The Bee.) President Roosevelt's proposition
to summon a peace conference la ln
terpreted here as an electioneering ma.
neuver. The time Is absolutely Inoppor
tune. TOLSTOI'S SON OPPOSES HIS IDEAS
Urges Prosecution of War Against
Japanese to Final Victory.
BT. PETERSBURG, Sept. 28.-6:20 p. m.
Count Tolstoi's son Leo, In an article In
the Novoe Vremya, takes a position dia
metrically opposed to his father. He has
Just returned from seeing off his brother,
who Is departing for the front and writes
of the touching scenes he witnessed at
Tamboff as the reserve men left for the
far east. Nevertheless, young Tolstoi says,
the peasants are all united In agreeing that
the war must be fought out until Japan is
Bubdued. He adds:
It Is a hard time for Russia, but it Is the
period of her regeneration. The war in the
far east is a great war, such as Russia has
not seen since the days of Peter the Great
a war for the possession of the eastern
shores of the European-As la tic continent,
Just as In the days of Peter it was for the
western shores. Just as In the war with
the Swedes we suffered at Narva, but we
conquered at Poltava, we Bre now suffering
reverses with the Asiatic Swedes, hut there
will come a day when Japan will be van
quished. In concluding young Tolstoi predicts the
triumph of Russia, which, he declares, Is
destined "to become, instead of England,
the greatest nation In the world." He says
the Slavs will spread over and absorb all
the neighboring peoples they have already
subjugated In the Crimea, the Caucasus,
eastern Russia and Siberia, adding:
Russia is the only power destined to
realize the dream of world conquest.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Sept. 28.
At New York Balled: Teutonic, for
Liverpool; United States, for Chrlstlanla;
fiardtgna, for Genoa. Arrived: Laurentlan,
from Glasgow; Nord America, from Genoa.
At HamburgArrived: Pennsylvania,
from New York.
At Cherbmug-flalled: Kaiser Wllhelm
der Orosise, for New York.
At Swansea Sailed: Minnesota, for Phil
adelphia. At Copenhagen Arrived: Helllg Olav,
from New York; Kentucky, from New
At Queenstown Balled: Baxonla, for
Boston. Arrived: Auranla, from New
At Liverpool'-Arrlvfd: Haverford. from
Philadelphia; Swltserlsnd. from Philadel
phia; Michigan, from Boston; Cornlwhman,
from Portland; Kensington, from Montreal;
Oceanic, from New York. Sailed: Majes
tic, for Now York, via Queenstown; West
eraland, for Philadelphia, via Queeuatowp.
CZAR'S SCOUTS WIN
Numerous Outpost Tights in Which But
siais Have the Best of It.
0YAMA IS PLAYING FOR POSITION
Islanders Trying to force the Enemy to
Fight in the Hills Country.
ARTILLERY IS MORE EFFECTIVE THERE
Effort Making to Bepeat the Tactic
Effective Before Liao Tang.
LITTLE CHANGE AT PORT ARTHUR
Chinaman Says the Mlkndo'a Forcea
Were Unable to Hold the Three
Forts Captured Last
MUKDEN, Sept. 28. Many skirmishes
and reconnnlsances are reported to head
quarters here, but except for these quiet
still prevails. In the fighting that has
been taking place the Russian scouts have
almost Invariably shown superiority to the
Japanese, both In riding and fighting. The
Japanese movement up the Taltse river ap
pears to be by a comparative small force.
Raiding parties from the Russian army
bring In many prisoners.
Beautiful autumn weather continues. Re
inforcements are rapidly arriving. Ovel
l.ouo convalescents have returned to duty.
The army Is In good working condition.
Officers are distributing the reserve of
stores that were brought up from Llao
Yang, as adequate supplies are now com
ing In from the north.
Details of the fighting near Inpu be
tween Bentslaputze and the railroad, on
September 26, show that General Mlstchen
ko's scouts, accompanied by a battery of
artillery, attacked a Japanese position
where there was a battery of artillery, two
squadrons of cavalry and two companies of
Infantry. The Japanese were shelled out
of their position on a hill and suffered
heavy loss. As they retired the Russians
occupied the hill until nightfall, when they
too retired under cover of darkness, hav
ing lost only thlee men.
Successful Raid by Cossacks.
The Japanese are sending out large
parties of scouts dally with the object of
checking the Russians' continuous raids.
The march of General Rennekampfa Cos
sacks around the Japanese right flank,
which was mentioned In these dispatches
on September 28, was a remarkable per
formance. Accompanied by a battery of
artillery, the Cossacks covered eighty miles
In fifty-two hou-s. They struck the enemy
north of Bentslaputze on September 19,
and thence continued south, circling the
Japanese right flank and- coming unex
pectedly on the Japanese line of communi
cation near Renxhu on the bank of the
Taltse river, September 22, Inflicting tim
slderable damage. The Japanese wera
thrown Into great confusion, but' the Coa
sacks retired wltlt a loss of only two killed.
Dr. Matveleff, who was captured by the .
Japanese at Llao Yang, says that the Jap
anese ore suffering severely from dysentery
and that they begged his assistance In
combating the disease. Japanese officers
of the staff are excellent linguists and
many of them speak English and German
as well as some Russian. The. Japanese
army Is living almost entirely on rice and
preserved foods, but It Is comfortably
equipped, many officers having even arm
chairs among their baggage. The princi
pal Japanese fear is for forage for their
horses, for during the winter the country
is swept clean for many miles on eacff nlde
of the .railway and the Inhabitants are re
luctant to sell anything.
Japanese Plnylng; for Position.
ST. PETERSBURG,' Sept. 28.-7:22 a. m.
In summing up the situation today the
military expert of the Rubs says it Is
evident from all Indications at the front
that the Japanese are engaged in a big
turning movement on the eastward. Thia
would give them advantage as heretofore
6f operating largely in the mountains to
which their artillery is better suited than
for movements In the open. But, in the
present movement, the units of the Japa
nese army are necessarily losing touch
with one another. Their strategic position
Is, therefore, less satisfactory than at Llao
The Rus says It Is a question whether
a decisive or even serious engagement
will occur at Mukden. Such an event
will depend entirely upon General Kouro
patkln's view as to the exigencies of
the Bltuatlon. "However, one may rest
certain," the paper adds, "that the senti
mental question of violation of the Chi
nese tombs will not weigh with the Rus
sian commander. The public must wait
patiently a few days In order to ascer
tain whether there will be a big fight at
Mukden or whether the retreat will be
continued to the strong position at Tie
A dispatch from General Kouropatkln,
dated yesterday afternoon, announces that
numerous skirmishes have occurred along
most parts of the Russian front. The
Japanese have not altered their positions
east of the railroad and confine them
selves to outpost attacks to the north
all of which so far have been repulsed.
Reconnaissances by. the Russian troops
have established the fact that the main
Japanese forces are rtill along the branch,
rallroud to the Yental mines. Both sides
are In constant contact. General Bamson
off's troops particularly lutve had frequent
encounters, but have sustained few casual
ties. The Russians have captured some
Japanese cattle and horses. The Japanese
have constructed pontoon bridges over the
Taltse river at Penslhu.
"On the night of September 26 Colonel
Mlktiff, with a detachment of Ural Cos
sacks, attacked the Japanese bivouacked
at Khouandi, causing a great panic. Tho
same day the Orenburg Cossacks laid an
ambush for half a squadron of Japanese
cavalry, who returned their fire, but soon
retired, having sustained considerable losa
and leaving several dead on the field."
Latest from tbe Front.
6:15 p. m. The latest of the advices from
the front are silent on the subject of Japa
nese flanking movements east and wilt of
Mukden, from which the War office con
cludes that Field Marshal Oyama has not
yet begun to press h'.t advance from Slan
chan or up the Llao river valley, indicating
that there U still further delay In the
The Associated Press Is now authorized
to definitely dony the statement that thi
Japanese In any force have crossed the
Hun river, abnut fifty miles from Muklen.
There Is no evidence thit the Japanese
turning movement Is nearly so extended.
Tbe only Japanese at this point are the
scouts reported In these dlrpatcbca Sep.
tember 'A. The only Information receive!
from General Kouropatkln, timed I p. m,
yestrdayt la to the tfltmi that Aha Jape
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