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in Philadelphia Crookedness
Andlenee by HI Holl-
8tato . Added to Rnral Tree Delif-
erj District in Omaha.
RUMORS OF ADDITIONAL SENSATIONS
Mayor Weaver Holds an Extended Confer
ence with Hii Attorney!.
PATHFINDER DAM CONTRACT IS LET
ROME. June 16. Tha pope today received
In private audience the Mont tie v. J. J.
Keane, archbishop of Dubuque, la. The
audience took nlace In the Drlvate library
of the pope who had the archblahop alt Pile Bridge to lie Built Over North
next to him. Hla holiness spoke In the
moat cordial, manner for half an hour, dis-
Statement that Leader f Eepiblioan Or
ganization ii to Be Proseented.
ANOTHER OFFICER TENDERS RESIGNATION
Oarer Roll, Assistant Commlaaloner
of Highway, Retiree I'nder
Vlre Former Secretary
playing great Interest In the report of the
work of the diocese repreaented by the
BE ARRESTED I arcnDlsnoD ana Inqulrea about me conui-
bishop Keane, having thanked the pope
for a telegram Bent by him to the con
vention of Catholic Temperance aoclctlea,
held at Cedar Falla, la., hi hollnesa em
phasized the Importance of Inducing the
American people to abstain from Intoxi
cating ttquors and practice the fundamental
vlrtuea of temperance. The pope Bent hla
blessing to the temperance workers, not
only of Dubuque, but of the entire United
The conversation having turned on the
subject of the papal note, regarding the ex-
Platte River to Shortea the
Haul of Material for
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, June 16.-(8peclal Tele
gramsThe postmaster general has or
dered the state of Iowa detached from the
St. Louis division and made part of the
Omaha division of the rural free delivery
service effective July 1. The Omaha
division will then consist of the states ct
Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma and
Indian Territories, and the St. Louis divis
ion of the states of Missouri, Arkansas,
Louisiana and 'Texas.
Bids on Patbflnder Dam.
was announced at the geological
elusive singing of sacred music by male
choirs In the Catholic churches of the survey today that bids lor consiruc-
VHILADELPHIA. June 11 Additional 1 United States, the pope declared that while tion of the Pathfinder dam. In connection
arrests are expected as a result of the 1 the note enunciated the principle of the with the North Platte Irrigation project
startling disclosures made yesterday at rules to be followed, he fully accepted the in Wyoming, were orencd at Denver yes
the hearing of the caae of Select Council- 'fact that its practical application must be terday, and the lowest bid was that of W.
man Frank H. Caveu, who la under $2,500 1 gradual and slow. The pontiff said that C. Bradbury, $364,940. The secretary of the
ball on charges of being unlawfully In- knowing Archbishop Keane to be a per- Interior has advertised for bids for the
teiested In city contract. I sonal friend of President Roosevelt he construction of a pile bridge 350 feet long
At an early hour today Mayor weaver 1 would beg him to present to the president across the North Platte river, about
was in conference with two of his legal 1 nig "respectful and affectionate good wishes I twenty-five miles southwest .of 'Casper
advlse.-s, ex-Judge Oordon and Joseph A. I both for Mr. Rooseveit and his country." 1 Wyo. Cement and other material for the
Auerbach of New York, representing the I After his audience with the pope, the dam and related works are to be dellv
committee of seventy In the city reform I archbishop, who had already paid his re- ered at Casper, and the proposed bridge
organisation. I spects to Cardinal Merry Del Val, the Is on the shortest route by ten miles be-
Peislstent rumor are In circulation to paDa secretary of state visited Cardinal tween that point and the Pathfinder dam.
the effect that the men whose arrests are Rampolla, formal papal secretary of state, Blus will be received at the office of the
being considered. If they have not aireauy wltn wnom he had a long and Interest- United States reclamation service at Cas-
been decided upon, are: State Insurance ln conversation. per until June 29 and particulars may be
Commissioner I. W. Durham, State Senator ArchbishoD Keane will leave Rome Mon- obtained from the constructing engineer,
Jamea P. McNichol. former Director of I day next jor Ead Nauhelm, where he will Charles E. Wells, at Casper. The direct
Public works Peter E. Costello, jonn vv. remaln three weeks. He expects to be In advantage which will result from the con
Hill, wnose resignation aa cniei. oi mo tha i-nted States bv the end of August, structlon of the brklKO and consequent
iratlon bureau was accepted yesterday shortening of the route over which ce
Vjby Mayor Weaver Immediately after the I RnllUlFR Rl rrPFrlS MF HlSSF ment and supplies must be hauled, should
or two men who were employed as In
French Premier Definitely Decides to
Hold Fore lav n Portfolio Dur
ing His Regime.
PARIS, June 16 p. m. Premier Rou-
vler announced at a meeting of the Coun-
apectors on various portions of the filtra
Former Bcretary of War Root of counsel
for Mayor Weaver arrived here this after
noon from New York, went Immediately
to the city hall, where he went Into con
ference with the mayor and the advisory ell of Ministers held at the Elysee palace
. board of fourteen citizens. Oscar Noll, I at noon today that he had definitely de
j4vnslstAnt commissioner of highways, ten-1 elded permanently to retain the portfolio
Ted bis resignation today ana u was no- oi ioreign anairs ana reunquisn mat oi
ceDted by the mavor. Noll has been under I finance. The successor of M. Rouvier as
suapension since the beginning of the gas I minister of finance will be designated to
lease fight. I night or tomorrow.
The mayor's advisory board was In ses- I A decree nominating M. Rouvier minister
sion In the executive's office when Mr. I of foreign affairs will appear In the lour
Root arrived. Wayne MacVeagh was ad- I nal official tomorrow. His decision to re
mltted to the conference shortly after Mr. main in the ministry of foreign affairs was
Root's arrival. the result of the earnest request of Pres-
After the conference had been In progress ldent Loubat and his colleagues, who de-
for about an hour the mayor, accompanied sired his strong hand at the helm during
ty Messrs. Root and MacVeagh, emergea the difficult negotiations with Germany
from hla office. . 1 over Morocco. The status of these negotla
materially reduce the cost of the dam,
These changes In postmasters' salaries
were announced today: Nebraska, Platts
mouth, decreased from $2,200 to 12.100. Iowa:
Increase. Buffalo Center. $1,100 to $1,300;
Centervllle, $2,300 to $2,4u0; Clinton, $2,800
to $2,900; Humeston, $1,200 to $1,300; Sioux
City, $3,400 to 3,50; West Union, $1,700 to
$1,800. Decrease, Charter Oak and Grand
Junction, 1,300 to $1,200; Manilla and Mo
nona, $1,300 to $1,100.
Ella J. Macy has been appointed post
master at Macy, Hardin county, vice Isaac
JURISDICTION OF LABOR UNIONS
Executive Council Spend Day Adjust
lng Disputes Between Rival
LUTHERANS MAY BE UNITED
Interest Shown In Report of Commit
tee on Closer In Ion of i
PITTSBURG, June 16.-The delegates to
the general synod of the Evangelical Luth
eran Church In America were early In their
seats today, as much Interest was mani
fested In the report of the committee on
closer union with the various branches of
the Lutheran church, which It was expected
would be presented.
There are three leading synods In the
denomination namely, tie general synod,
general council and the general synod,
south which many members wish to see
united and it is believed the report of the
committee will make the way clear. Lead
ing members said today, however, that the
union would not come about this year, but
that the committee will be continued from
year to year until the union was effected.
When the session resumed the report of
the Board of Home Missions was called
for. This report showed a deficit of $7,707,
and within a short time a sum sufficient
to meet It was raised.
During the discussion of the home mis
sions report, which ocevipled most of the
afternoon, a resolution was adopted after
a vigorous discussion, stating:
That In the Judgment of the general
synod It is Inexpedient and unwise for the
agents or the church cnargea wltn the ad
ministration of Its benevelent operations.
to be under the necessity of so frequently
coming before the church with special ap
peals to liquidate Indebtedness, and it
would hereby declare that It is conclusive
that the Hoard of Hnn Missions should
limit Its administration of the works to
the means which it may reasonable expect
to be at its disposal through the ordinary
channels. The debate on the resolution was
especially warm, because a collection dur
ing the morning amounting to several
thousands had been taken up or pledged
from among the delegates to make up the
deficit reported by the home mission board,
Another resolution waa adopted calling
upon the pastorh to use their efforts to
raise the full apportionment of 28 cents -per
member for home missions.
I. S. Earlca Runyon of the New York and
New Jersey synod made the statement
that the church had neglected missionary
work In New York and New Jersey and
that as a consequence many of the leading
Lutherans, especially In New York City,
had been drawn away and had Joined other
churches. He said:
We are losing the best young men of the
Lutheran congregations In the country who
come to New York to live and work, be
cause we have not cnurcnes enough to
cover the ground and these men drift away
Into other denominations. If you had be
gun home mission work there fifty years
ago and saved these young men, who now
stand at the head of financial and commer
cial Institutions, New York could have
been giving you millions.
Rev. Charles G. Heckert, president of
Wittenberg college, Springfield, O., reported
that the Women's Home and Foreign Mis
slonary societies had In two years raised
a revenue of $90,000 and on account of their
twenty-fifth anniversary had raised a spe
cial Jubilee fund of $29,000. A meeting was
held in the evening devoted to addresses
DIPLOMAS GIVEN THE CLASS
High School Graduates Presented with
Their Bhtepesint by Beard.
EXERCISES ATTRACT MUCH ATTENTION
Orpheum Theater Crowded to Doore
by People Who Enjoy the Pro
gram of Addresses and
RPRANTON Pn . Jnnrt 1 Tnrtnv's nes-
Dlrector Potter today Issued an order to tlons continues to give the French officials . thB ...,, a. fhB .mBr
the police which compels them to appear great solicitude, aa no progress Is being ,oan Federatlo ot Tbor was practically
before the assessors ana nave sincKen i maae ana me parties are aimuui at ma
from me nsi nrvoiwi any n..in -i-nn.a pom. oi naviTi rnu-uni a " - controversy among the engineers, firemen
In their Judgment ehould not be on auch After leaving the Elayee palace M. Rou- and Drewerv workers. A. gtrasser, as a
Hat. Tier returned to the Foreign office, where roDresentatlv. of the American Federation
he received Dr. Motono, the Japanese Qf conducted an Investigation and
VETERANS MARCH IN REVIEW minuter, who had requested a meeting for hear,ng , ma caj)e ,n gt Lou,9 tWQ weekg
1.11x3 yuifuaro va, vj n v - I ago.
ramm,, .r.uv w i..a The reprrsentatlves of the Amalgamated
lug at Washington. Later in the day it Meat Cutters and Butcher workmen ap-
was repuneu uit&i iu. mcuuu, jncociu
The phrase "largest class in the history
of" Is getting worn out when applied to
the groups of young men and women grad
uated annually by the Omaha High school,
for the number gains every commence
ment over the one preceding. The com
mencement held laat night at the Orpheum
theater before as many persons as the
playhouse would hold was for a class of 175,
there being 106 girls and seventy boys. It
was a very pretty commencement In many
ways, the entire program being In the
hands of the class, with the exceptions of
the customary speeches by the superln
tondent and the nrenldent of the Board of
Education and the Invocation. Decorations I ,,on''
were simple but effective, consisting mostly
of cut flowers and palms and a Bhowlng of
the class colors, red and white. The grad
uates wore the orthodox black caps and
gowns and were arranged In tiers on the
stage, with the members of the board and
the faculty and the honor students forming
the line nearest the footlights. A cool
evening contributed to the enjoyment of
the immense audience, which waa In a
mood to applaud wth great vigor.
Superintendent Davidson's Pride.
"I am proud of thla class," said Superin
tendent of Instruction Davidson in present
ing it to the president of the school board
for the bestowal of diplomas. "It Is the
product of one of the best high schools In
one of the best cities of one of the best
states In the union. It la a school that la
able to teach Hi students more than Har
vard and Yale taught their students half a
century ago. In thla connection I would
call your attention to the remarkable prog
ress of education, and the object lesson
that the most backward of nations in this
respect has Just had in the Sea of Japan.
That the masses of our country are en
lightened and educated is due to the splen
did teaching forces of the public schools. I
wish to repeat what I aald last year, that
money spent on the public schools Is not an
expenditure, but an Investment. Behold
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Fnrecnat of the Wmthrri Thunder
"howera Cooler In F.est and South
Portlnnat Sunday, probably Kalr
1 Warrants Out for rhllndelphlnnn.
Iowa Added to l.lenrllen's Work.
Itlali School Hrnduntlna- Kxerelses.
Ready for xt Step for Peace.
9 Japa Get Around Russian Finnic.
President Starts More Reforms.
New Feature in Chlcaao Strike.
5 Alleae Elevators Are In Trnst.
News from All Parts of Nebraska.
4 Water Company Answers Board.
Bnslneaa College Men Talk.
H Affairs at South Omaha.
6 Women Refuse to Censure Press.
Records for Paving Are Broken.
T Commercial Review of the Week.
Relations Over Morocco Strained.
8 Helreaa Marrlea Car Conductor.
9 Negro Troops In I nele Sain'a Army
It Breen Condemns Automobile Law.
Capt. Klrkman Gets Three Years.
12 Sporting Events of the Day.
13 Financial and Commercial.
IS Council llluDs and Iowa News.
PLAN FOR ARMISTICE
t it Provable That irotoool Will Be Ne
gotiated in Manchuria,
0YAMA AND LINEVITCH TO ACT
Armies Most Directly Affeoted and Work
Can Be Done Best There.
WILL SPOIL SOME SUMMER VACATIONS
Diplomats at Washington Look Forward to
Bui; Time at Peace Conference.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Hour. Deg. Hour. Deg.
B a. m H 1 p. m Tl
a, m tiH 2 p. m VI
T a. in HH H p. m TU
8 a. m 70 4 p. in T3
9 n. m 73 B p. m 74
lO a. m Tit O p. in 73
It a. m 74 7 p. m 73
13 m . 70 8 p. in
O p. m . . . . U8
Crowds Visit Louisville to Sea Old
Confederates in Parade
LOUISVILLE. June It Beeath their
shot-riddled battle flags and to the thrill
under secretary of finance, would be ap
pointed minister of finance.
Later advices show that M. Merlou's ap
pointment as minister of finance la re-
i .fnin, of.-ntxie." tht had,eher.d garded aa certain and that Premier Rouvier
them on to victory or defeat, the veterans tomorrow will present the new minister to erg of gan FranclBCO the Gag Workers
pea red before the executive council and
requested the appointment of a special or
ganizer. President Gompera was author
ized to comply.
In the .case of the protest of the engi
neers against the local union of gas work
who wore the gray marched today in re
view before thousands of people gathered
In Kentucky' chief city to do them honor.
Bowed with age and mingling the scars of
battle with the marks of time and con-
clous perhaps that for many of their num
ber thla would be the last review, the
veterans donned their uniforms, unfurled
their banners and with heads erect as
ears would permit "fell In," ready to take
DOUBLE HANGING IN COLORADO
Frederick Arnold and Newton An
drews Executed for Murder of
union No. 9640 of San Francisco was
directed to grant withdrawal cards to en
gineers, the same to be deposited with local
union No. 86, International Union of Steam
Engineers, said Gas Workers' union to
eliminate the provision In its agreement
covering the wages of Engineers' and Gas
Workers' union No. 9840; to co-operate with
local union Nq. 86, International Union of
Steam Engineers, In making agreements
CANYON CITY, Colo., June 16.-Freder-
their part in the laat event of the fifteenth aKed n at the Btate penll covering wages, hours, etc., of engineers
tentiary here today for the murder of Mrs
Amanda Youngblood la Denver two years
In today's parade and were the objects of admlttea flrlnK a 8hot durtng the gtruggie Thirty-Three Year. Separated, and
at the Youngblood home, but declared
annual reunion of the United Confederate
Many of the captured battle flags recently
returned by the government were carried
Interest and veneration.
employed In the San Francisco gasworks.
WIFE FINDS HUSBAND AGAIN
CARDINAL GIBBONS FUND
Mgr. O'Connell Presents the Annual
Report of Catljrlto Valverslty
WASHINGTON. June 16. An Interesting
portion of the sixteenth annual report of
Mgr. J. D. O'Connell, the rector of the
Catholic university, Just presented. Is tho
list of names which makes up the "Cardinal
Gibbons" fund, and Includes J. Plerpont
Morgan, who gave $10,000; Senator Aldrlch,
who gave $2,500; Senators George P. Wet
more of Rhode Island, Wlnthrop H. Crane
of Massachusetts, John F. Dryden of New
Jersev, Thomas Kearns of Utah, Vice
President Fairbanks and Cornelius N. Bliss,
who each gave $1,000.
The fund has reached $S2,900 and Is led by
Cardinal Gibbons, who contributed $11,000.
Mgr. O'Connell records that a funded
debt of $150,000 and two annuities amounting
to $5,482 stand against the assets, which he
gives as $1,225,304. In giving the total as
sets the rector explains that the figures do
not Include the claims of the university to
property formerly owned by Thomas E.
Waggaman, the former treasurer, who
went Into bankruptcy, or the values of se
curities given it by him. From Mr. Wag
gaman, however, items aggregating la
amount $54,405 are recorded among the as
sets. 1 They Include Interest on various
notes and mony from sale of property.
CRIMMINS APPROVES PLANS
Equitable Policyholders' Committee
Endorsee Reorganisation of So.
olety Through Trustees.
The parade, which formed at First and th.t lhe bull6t ..nt the celllna. wlth.
Main streets, was in three grand divisions. t ,,.., .nvM. . Ml(1 ha u.. vprv
oomprlsing the Transmlsslsslppl depart- drunk at the Ume and d,d not reaUe what
ent of the Army of Northern Virginia
l n ilia iirisiriiiiiiii in inn ai inr tr l. liio
Tennessee. Colonel Bennett H. Young,
commander ot the Kentucky division, was
the chief marshal and the following were
In command of the three divisions: Gcn
sral W. I Cabell, Texas, the Transmls
llsslppl department; General G. Irvine
Walker, Bouth Carolina, the Department
of Northern Virginia; General Clement A.
Evana, the Army of Tennessee.
At the head of the column as special
guest of the reunion rode General Joe
Wheeler, in citizen's dress and Jefferson
Hay Davis grandson ot the president of
the confederacy. They were escorted by
Wheeler' cavalry. Next came the commander-in-chief.
General Stephen D. Lee
ind Staff. The distinguished leader wai
cheered at every turn.
Then followed carriage containing Miss
Carrie Peyton Wheeler, sponsor for the
louth, and her maids of honor.
The TransmlsslBslppl department, headed
by Its famoua commander. General W. L.
Cabell of Texaa, led the veterans, a St.
Louis camp In the Missouri division having
the place of honor. The Texas division,
General A. M. Van Zandt, waa numerically
strong and waa given many cheer.
Three veteran marching In the parade
were overcome by heat, but all will re
Many other fell out of line before reach
ing the reviewing tand.
WOODMEN CLERKS IN COUNCIL
Preliminary Meeting: at the Biennial
Ion at Head Camp Open la
MILWAUKEE, Jun 16. The local camp
of the Clerks' Association of the Modern
Woodmen of America meet tomorrow, this
being the first meeting of the Woodmen
convention to be held la this city during
the coming week. It Is expected that 1,000
Selegato from th thirty-eight states and
territories in tne jurisaiciion win oe pres
tnt. The association will elect national off!
:er and make recommendations to the na
tlonal executive body, which will meet on
Tuesday next. F. H. Norllng of Kansas
City will succeed H. B. Hoyt of Seattle,
Wash., a president, Hoyt declining to be a
candidate. Secretary C. T. Copeland of
Lima. O., ana Treasurer C It. T. Klepen of
Omaha. Neb., will be re-elected without op
position. The feature of the first day'
sesHlon of th clerks will be the address
of Major C. W. Hawea, head clerk ot th
ilodoiu Woodmen society.
was being done. Arnold had nothing to
The crime for which Arnold and An
drews were executed tonight was the mur
der of Mrs. Amanda Youngblood In Den
ver on New Years' eve two years ago.
Arnold, Andrews and another youth named
Charles Peters tried to rob the Y'oung-
blood store and met with resistance. Mrs.
Youngblood was shot and killed. The three
men were arrested, tried and sentenced to
death. Peters became Insane and thereby
escaped the death penalty.
RECOVER STOLEN SECURITIES
Convict Reveal Hiding; Place of Pa
pers Valued at 9&O4.OO0, Taken
from Express Train.
BELLINGHAM. Wash., June 16.-Through
the agency of Jake Terry, who once was a
cell mate of Bill Miner In the penitentiary
at San Quentin, Cal., securities having a
face value of VSiil.WO taken from a safe
of the Dominion Express company in the
robbery of a Canadian Pacific train at
Mission Junction last September, have been
recovered. Miner, who is now at large, is
said to have given the Information which
made the recovery possible at a meeting
with Terry near Olympla, Wash. It was
through relatives of Miner here that the
meeting between the two men was ar
ranged. Terry is authority for the stale
ment that Miner will not be arrested.
though the arrest of other persons for com
plicity in the robbery is probable. Terry,
among other things, aald:
'I knew that the Canadian Pacific train
waa to be robbed before the robbery took
II Has Raised a Second Large
TRENTON, Mo., June 16.-(Speclai Tele
gram.) A. B. Brooks, an old and well
known resident of this city, admitted to
day that Mrs. B. Brooks of Omaha, Neb.,
was his lawful wife, although he had mar
ried another and raised a family of grown
children since he last saw her. Mrs.
Brook wa abandoned at her home In
Rome, la., 'thirty-three years ago. Since
that time she reared and educated a fam
ily of seven, and is now an old woman.
She had never heard from her lost huB
band since he left, but succeeded In locat
ing him by writing to the pension depart
ment at Washington.
Brooks is a pensioner and the depart
ment promptly furnished his address. The
object of her visit, she said, waa not to
make trouble, and she indicated no Inten
tion of prosecuting the erring husband.
She expects, however, to set up a claim
against hla property. She and her son-in-law,
G. W. Straley of Omaha, were even
entertained at the Brooks' home during
their stay, and there were no dramatic
scenes at the meeting. Brooks and his
later wif have separated. He admit the
entire story and claim that when he re
married he thought his wife to be dead.
ILLINOIS BANKER INDICTED
Bookkeeper at Pari Charged with
Wrecking . Bank Bulldlnc
PARIS, 111., June 16. Five Indictment
were returned by the grand Jury today
against Walter W. Juntgen, bookkeeper in
the Edgar County National bank of this
city, charged with wrecking the bank with
dynamite on Wednesday of lust week.
The five counts are similar in charac
ter, each charging malicious , destruction
of property, the state's attorney declar
ing that at present there is no evidence
on which to base an Indictment for
burglary or embesilement.
Juntgen, who I th son of a prominent
physician, furnished bona la 130,000
CASK OF 0IL EXPLODES
Accident In Factory at McKeesport,
Pa., Result In Fatal Injury
of Four men.
PITTSBURG, June 1H. Through the ex
plosion of a cask of oil at the plant of the
National Tube company at McKeesport to
night four men were burned so seriously
that they will die. They are:
These men, with several other laborer,
were moving a cask of oil containing about
fifteen gallons from one point to another
In the mill yard. On account of the dark
ness the men carried torches and In some
way the oil was Ignited from one of the
torches. There was an explosion and the
blazing oil was showered over the workmen.
DENIAL FROM SENATOR CLARK
Railway Magnate say There Ha
Been No ptsasjreement Between
Him and Harrlmaa.
BUTTE, Mont., June 16. Senator XV. A.
Clark today Issued a signed statement in
regard to the existing relations between
himself and E. It. Harrlmaa with respect
to the traffic, arrangement of the San
Pedro, Salt Lake & Lo Angeles railroad
and the Southern Pacific railroad. Senator
There has been no disagreement between
Mr. Harrlman and myself, and our rela
tions have been of the most harmonious
character. A disagreement between the
traffic managers of the respective roads
concerning interchange of business in
southern California will be considered in
MELVILLE W. MILLER RETIRES
Assistant Secretary of Interior Re
sign and I Succeeded by
WASHINGTON, June 16. Assistant Secre
tary Melville W. Miller of the Department
of the Interior has presented Ms resignation
to the president and it ha been accepted.
The president haa appointed Jesse Wilson
of Indiana to succeed Mr. Miller.
RENSSELAER. Ind., June 16. Jesse E.
Wilson, who has been appointed assistant
secretary of the Interior to succeed Mel
ville W. Miller, Is a practicing attorney In
this city. Mr. Wilson was born In Owen
county, Indiana, October 4, 1867. In 1894 he
was graduated from Indiana university at
New York very soon by the executive com-
miute. ana i am cunnuent will be ad
Senator Clark makes a vigorous denial of
certain statements that hav been pub
lished in regard to him, a follows:
First The discovery to have been tricked
In anv manner.
Second The declaration on my part of
a tight to the bluer end.
Third Disagreement a to the construc
tion or urancn roans.
Fourth Stipulations that would urevent
either partv from building branches south
of Salt Lake.
The general policy agreed upon is to build
branches wbsu bcriuauaut busluea will
MUTUAL LIFE IN A, BANK
Kew York laanrance Company Boy
Stock la a San FrancUco
BAN FRANCISCO, Jun lS.-The Bank
of California of thla city has sold to the
Mutual Life Insurance company of New
York 6.000 shares of Its Increased capital
stock at $375 a share, the sum involved in
the transaction being $1,175,000. The deal
doe not involve any change in the dlrec
torate of the bank. William Babcock, one
of the bank' directors, is also a director
ot the Mutual Life Insurance company of
New York. He will represent th luur
anc corporation la th baak,
President Christie' Address.
Before he gave out the sheepskins
President Christie made a speech of some
length, partly to the graduates and partly
to the audience. Hs told the class that
It had but placed Its foot on the first round
of a ladder ot a life of toll, but he hoped
its members would get Inspiration from
their public school life and graduation. He
urged them to cultivate ideals and to strive
to live up to them.
He told the audience that citizens are
indebted to the public schools for the
strength and prosperity of the country In
which they live; said that the rcsponslbll
Ity of serving upon the School board Is as
great as the shouldering of a musket 1n a
time of war, and urged the elimination of
politics and ttje selection of intelligent
gentlemen for the board. He complimented
the teachers, saying they were doing the
greatest work of any class in the world
Incidentally he remarked that "We have
good men on the Board of Education now
but they can't serve always."
The amphitheater on the stage was re
moved so that the class could execute a
pretty march in receiving the diplomas.
Beginning- of the Program.
The high school orchestra, under the
leadership of Stanley Letovsky, Jr., opened
the program with a well played selection
from "Woodland." The invocation was
made by Rev. S. D. Dutcher of the First
Christian church. Mr. W. H. Butts, chair
man of the high school committee, them
presented the certificates of proficiency in
military training to thirty-one cadet offi
cers of the class, who marched upon the
stago In full dress with white duck trous
ers. Carl B. Van Sant delivered the first
oration, having the subject. "Loyalty to
The orator found that honesty, simplic
ity and an earnest desire to promote the
welfare of all classes - distinguished tho
founders of the republic, and that they not
only preached but lived the principle of the
equality of man. Religious liberty, he said,
is still safeguarded in the United States,
but he found the ideals In social life
greatly changed and altogether for the
worse. Simplicity, Mr. van Bant aeciarea,
no longer exists and even conceptions ot
honesty have undergone a great change,
wealth having become the dominant fac
tor of most live accompanied by extrava
gant luxury. He deplored trusts and as
serted that bribery and corruption are
rampant even In national Hie, and, finally,
that the "boasted government for, by and
of the people has become merely a form."
In her essay on "The Cross of War," Mlus
Pearl Roberts described the formation of
the Red Cross society by Clara Barton
and Its subsequent development and per
fection, terming It woman' work in war.
She told of the risk of life and the sacrifices
In service for the good of humanity und
pictured the Red Cross angel of mercy on
the battlefield. v
George Eliot's Power.
Miss Constance G. Buddenberg'a essay
concerned "George Eliot' Power to Arouse
Sympathy," resorting mainly to a careful
analysis of the novelist's characters to
prove tho argument of her theme. She
said that Eliot has the power to give the
reader a true understanding of men and
women, gaining cause for her characte.-s
by depicting the struggle between the good
and the evil In them. The essay showed,
also, how Eltot had brought about prac
tice in the doctrine of sympathy and char
ity for the loser in the moral fight u:h
as had never been known before.
The senior octet, composed of boy, sang
a selection from "Robin Hood" in a man
ner to gain applause that would have
amounted to three encores for professional
Mr. Jame II. McCulloch discussed "The
Man and the Hour" In his oration, showing
how the occasion always brings forth the
man fit to grapple with It. His illustra
tions were taken from the history of the
republlo and included Washington, Hamil
ton and Lincoln, but he related something
of the crises ot the church, and about tha
writer who regenerated literature when
It had fallen to low estates. "Today Amer
ica is passing through a commercial and
political crisis' said Mr. McCulloch, "and
aa the hour' need approaches men are
coming forth to meet them. Theodore
Roosevelt Is the great man for this hour.
He and men like him who are coming for
ward will stamp out corruption. With men
like Folk In the south and LaFollette in
the north our country will be saved. But
the real heed of today la not so much
for a man as it 1 for men."
Mis Elizabeth Rolofson Idolized her sub-
NEW YORK, June 16. Today's session of
the executive committee of the Equitable
Board of Directors was devoted to routine
business. At the conclusion Chairman Mor
ton said that until the Hendricks report
Is given out the action of the committee
will be conservative. It is not now ex
pected that the report will be made public
before next Monday or Tuesday.
The committee of policyholders, of which
John D. Crlmmlns is chairman and which
was organized to secure the mutuallzaUon
of the Equitable society, today adopted
a resolution declaring It to be the opinion
of that committee that the "voting truat
waa a sure and honest administration of
the society's affairs, In the Interest of tho
policyholders, and in view of the delay In
the consummation of mutuallzaUon, the
present plan Is entitled to the support of
the policyholders of the society."
The Crlmmlns statement concluded with
In our opinion the policyholders can with
every commence maintain their policies
wun the full assurance that every omlga'
tlon of the society will be fully met. We
commend to all who hold the interests of
the society at heart officers, directors
policyholders and agents that, forgetting
past oir.erences, tney give to the socie'y
the loyalty and support which has made
it one of the foremost financial institutions
of the world.
Alexander S. Bacon, counsel for Roland
W. Dufort, and other policyholder!) tcJy
made an attack on tne recent transfer of
the majority ot the Equitable stock by
James H. Hyde to Thomas F. Ryan. Mr.
"I am not aure, however, that there has
been any bona flde sale of the Hyde stock.
The fact of the price that Is said to have
been paid having been published is sio
prima facie evidence of such sale. I be
lieve that the policyholders will shortly
find that they have been thrown from the
frying pan' into the fire. If this is really
a sale, dummy trustees would be obliged
to vote for dummy directors. The twenty
eight directors to represent the policyhold
ers will be really selected by the manage
ment through their agents, who will ceade
to be agents very quickly If they don't In
fluence the policyholders to select the right
directors. The policyholders know only lhe
local agents, but the mutual management
Is far less responsible than a stock man
agement for the stockholders, being in
terested as far as their stock Is concerned,
have at any rate something at stake."
NEW LAWS IN MISSOURI
Important Enactment by Last Leg
islature Become Effective at
ST. LOUIS. June 16. The legal interval
since the adjournment of the last state
legislature having expired at midnight,
many new laws, the fruits of the last ses
sion of the general assembly, some of
which are far-reaching In their scope, be
In addition to the repeal and substitute
for the breeders' law, by which pool sell
ing on horse races is made a felony, the
most important of the new statutes are as
Forbidding dramshop keepers to sell
liquors to minors, even on written order
Prohibiting the sale or shipment of game
found In the state and limiting the length
of fish which may be caught, and prevent
ing the sale of feathers of song or ln
sectlverous bird or their use upon head
wear. Placing negotiable instrument on same
basis as in other states.
Providing for re-organlzatton of the Na-
I tlonal cuard.
Establishing a sanitarium for consump
SAMUEL GREASON ACQUITTED
Xegro Associate of White Murderess
Officially Said to Be Not
READING, Pa., June 18. Samuel Greason,
colored, was today acquitted of the murder
of John Edwards. Mrs. Kate Edwards,
wife of the murdered man, whose testimony
convicted Greason over three years ago,
today completely exonerated him. Edwards
was murdered nearly four years ago and
Greason was arrested several month later.
His death warrant has been Issued ten
times and his case has developed Into one
of the most remarkable murder trials In
J Mrs. Edwards, the mother of Greason's
child, is under sentence of death and it is
expected that the governor will fix the date
of her execution within a ahort time. It
waa postponed several months ago ao that
ahe could be used a a witness at Greason's
(Continued a Second Pag.)
Movement of Ocean Vessels June 10,
At New York Sailed Cretlc, for Queens
town. At Queenstown Arrhed: Cymric, from
At Dover Sailed: Hamburg, for New
At Naples Arrived: Romanic, from Bos
ton: Prlnzess Irene, from New York.
At Hum burg Arrived: Thessulia, for
At Plymouth Arrived: Bleucher, from
At Liverpool Sailed: Celtic, fur New
PRESIDENT HAS SEEN MANY STATESMEN
Interested Parties Call at Whit
House at AH Hour to Con
fer with Him Regarding
WASHINGTON, D. C. Juno 16. Alone c&
the plains of Manchuria, midway betwoen
the two great armies, the Russian and
Japanese commanders will meet to sign
the armistice which will pave the way for
the Washington conference If the present
tentative program Is followed. Exchanges
on these points are now In progress be
tween Tokio and St. Petersburg via Wash
ington, but no final conclusion has been
reached. It was first thought a prelimin
ary protocol might be signod a! Washing
ton providing for a temporary cessation of
hostilities, but In view of the fact that
this concerns directly the armies in tho
field It Is believed that the belligerents will
agree that arrangement of the armistice
be best entrusted to Llnevitch and Oyama,
the respective commanders-in-chief, who
In such event would be telegraphed special
powers to sign. The time limit for the
armistice has not been fixed, but it will
be comparatively brief, that the progroa
ot the conference may bo assisted as much
Prior to the signing of the armistice, how
ever, will come the official announcement
of the Russian and Japanese plenipoten
tiaries. Russia has Indicated that its mis
sion will be headed by M. Nelldoff, the am
bassador nt Paris, and It Is understood that
the emperor has requested Marquis Ito to
head the Japanese mission, although the
distinguished president of the Privy Coun
cil, so far as Is known here, has not finally
accepted. Only his health would cause him
to decline, In which event Field Marshal
Yamagata probably would be selected In
his place. Neither country has suggested
the names of the other plenipotentiaries,
nor has tho number finally been agreed
upon, though the belief tonight I that there
will bo three on a side.
With Marquis Ito, it is believed will come
one ot the great statesmen of Japan, who
has wide diplomatic experience, and Mr.
Takahlra, the Japanese minister, it I sug
gested here, may be named a the third
Another Important detail which ha been
the subject of Informal conversation' at
the "White 'louse is the language to be used
at the conference. Russia will ask that
the French language he used; Japan will
exprcBs a preference for English, and In
recognition of the courtesies to be ex
tended the plenipotentiaries by the Wash
ington government, diplomats believe the
English language, if not accepted aa the
official language, will be used Jointly with
the Russian, the proceedings of the con
ference being recorded in both tongues.
"The Washington Conference.'
Already the epoch making meeting to be
held between the plenipotentiaries of Russia
and Japan to discuss means of ending the
war has received a name. In dispatches to
Europe from embassies and legations here
It Is briefly termed: "The Washington con
ference." The announcement of the selection ot
Washington as the scene of the peace
making has caused practically the entire
diplomatic con) to suspend indefinitely it
program for the summer. Despite the re
iteration of both belligerents that they
propose to negotiate directly with one an
other, the European powers are preparing
to follow each step of the negotiations as
closely and as Intelligently as cautious and
reaerved plenipotentiaries will permit, and
to Jo this European envoys must be on
The informal annonncement In the White
House that after convening here the
plenipotentiaries were oppressed by the
heat they would probably adjourn to some
watering place In New England, has
aroused the hope of the envoys of tha
neutral powers that such will be the de
cision. Among the diplomats whose plan
probably will be disarranged by the com
ing conference are M. Jusserand, th
French ambassador, who. If he goes to
France this month as ho ha planned, must
return in time for the conference; Baron
Speck von Sternberg, who ha planned to
spend his leave In Germany, and Sir Morti
mer Durand, the British ambassador, who
already had closed his embassy here when
the preliminary negotiations necessitated
his return from Lenox. If the conference
does not convene until September some of
the diplomats will make brief visits to
Europe, mainly for the purpose of getting
In touch with their respective governments.
Lively Dny for Diplomat.
This will not be the first time the diplo
matic corps has been kept in Washington
in the summer because ot important nego
tiations. The preliminary peace negotla.
tlons immediately after the war will)
Spain and the I.oxer troubles and
subsequent negotiations In the summer
of IJou demonstrated to them the mid-summer
Diplomatic activity in the last few week
ha exceeded the record established dur
ing the Venezuelan negotiation in the
winter of 1&03 and ha recalled vividly the
scents immediately following the ending ot
the war with Spuln. There has been con
ferences at tha White House morning,
afternoon and evening, the subject of peace
negotiations naturally taking precedence
over all other official business at the ex
ecutive offices. Not only has the president
sent frequently for diplomats directly or
Indirectly Interested in the controversy, but
a small circle of diplomats, including Count
Causinl, tho Russian ambassador, and M.
Takahlra, the Japunese minister; Baron
von Sternberg, the German ambassador;
M. Juaserand, the French ambassador; Blr
Mortimer Durand, the British ambassador,
and La ron Mayor des Planches, the Italian
amUiHsador, have culled at the White
House at all hour of the day and until 11
o'clock at night to discuss peace, the presi
dent giving a greut deul of Ills time to the
question. Iri this way the White House Is
informed duiiy not only of what Japan
wishes Russia to know ind vice versa, bJt
ot the views and suggestions of European
Next to the belligerent themselves, Ger
many ha shown the moat keen interest la
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