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OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 22, 1905 TEN PAGES.
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MAY STOP FIGMM
fRnnor that Negotiations Are in Progress
Looking to an Armistice.
RUSSIA APPOINTS PLENIPOTENTIARY
M. Nelidoff, Ambassador to Paris, Named
as One of the Enroys.
BELIEVE BIG BATTLE IN PROGRESS
Euisians Are Hourly Expecting News of
a Great Victory in Manchuria.
CZAR RECEIVES AN IMPORTANT
Word from America Carried
baasador Merer Create Consld
erable Interest, but Noth
ing; la Made Pnbllc
WASHINGTON, June 21. It Is Intimated
In official circles that negotiations are pro
ceeding looking to an armistice between
Japan and Russia.
The stumbling block In the way of an
armistice appears to be that neither bel
ligerent Is willing to take the Initiative.
The present negotiations. It Is understood,
will consist of an effort to sound one or
both governments as to their willingness
to agree to an armistice.
There will be no official announcement
here regarding the probabilities of an
armistice before the president returns, nor
Is It certain that even then will there bo
anything to make public. The feeling in
official circles here is strongly In favor of
a cessation of hostilities, as It is believed
a clash before the peace conference would
hamper the work of the plenipotentiaries
nd that would prove a serious menace to
their efforts for peace.
Selldoff Will Ttepresent Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG. June 21.-M. Nelidoff.
Russian Ambassador to Paris, has been
definitely appointed one of the Russian
M. Nelidoff Is a skillful Russian diplomat
who, as ambassador at Constantinople for
i number of years, handled some of the
worst problems connected with Russia's
near eastern politics. He and Sir Phillip
Currle. the British ambassador to Turkev.
;n ISM had some historical tilts on the
field of diplomacy and It was reported
it the time that Sir Phillip charged his
Russian colleague with double dealing.
tn any case, the sultan conferred on M.
Nelidoff the Order of the Medjldlah, and
it was reported that the Russian ambassa
lor was to be promoted, which would indi
cate imperial approval of his diplomacy.
In November, 1903, M. Nelidoff was trans
ferred to Paris and Prince Ouroussoff, who
was Russian ambassador to France, sue'
eeeded M. Nelidoff at Constantinople.
Important Message from America
President Roosevelt evidently has taken a
new and important step in the negotiations
between the belligerents. "While there are
collateral reasons for believing that it re
lates 'to an ftfmlnUceV which will prevent
the Impending battle in Manchuria, this
cannot be positively affirmed. All that can
be stated definitely is that Ambassador
Meyer went suddenly to the Foreign office
late last night and had an Interview with
Foreign Minister Lamsdorff, when It Is
believed the ambassador communicated an
Important message from President Roose
velt, but neither the Foreign office or em
bassy has the light thrown on what trans
pired. From the extreme secrecy observed
the matter beyond doubt is one of the
greatest delicacy, but as the statement Is
vouchsafed at the Foreign office that the
negotiations are proceeding without a
hitch, the inference was that it relates to
a new phase. In which the president has
gain taken the Initiative. This is the
more certain since the communications be
tween the belligerents relating strictly to
the questions of selection of place, time
and the number of the plenipotentiaries
were conducted naturally through Ambas
sador Casslnl and Minister Takahira
through the intermediary of the Washing
ton government, whereas, according to dip
lomats procedure, only communications
from the Washington government reach
Foreign Minister Lamsdorff through Am
Bis? Battle Now In Progress.
The public, which has no idea that ne-
la gotlauons lor an armistice are on root,
believes that a great battle In Manchuria
sV now beginning, and official dispatches
s from both sides bear out the idea that the
Japanese have commenced their main ad
vance, tho h as yet there have been no
The Japanese, following the checking of
the movement to the west are now push
lng forward In force along the railroad
and the Mandarin and Malnalkal roads,
their front now stretching from Slnglung
chuan, fifteen miles north of Changtufu,
and east' through Shuanmlaotsu station to
Taoma pass, on Mandarin road.
The Russians retired their advance posts
without serious resistance and are evidently
retiring to their first line of entrenchments,
which is believed to cross the railroad at
Slplnghal, fourteen miles further north.
They have a number of other fortified
positions before reaching their ultimate
line of defense at Klrln and at Chang
chunfu, eighty miles in the rear.
Lieutenant General Linevitoh evidently
has imposed an embargo on press mes
sages, Indicating that hostilities have en
tered on a serious phase.
If negotiations for an armistice are on
foot they must bear immediate fruit In
order to prevent a battle perhaps greater
)n its casualties than that of Mukden.
General Oftui Reports.
TOKIO, June 21. 4 p. m. The following
official dispatch was received today from
the headquarters of the Japanese army in
In the direction of Weiyuantaomen our
detachment occupied Lienbwaclileh June 18
without encountering resistance. It also
occupied Yunginullutsu, twenty miles north
west of Welyuanpaomen and drove ths
enemy back on its positions on the Klrln
hart her north another force the same
day dislodged the enemy from Yangtsu
tass and the vicinities ten miles north
of Weiyuanpaomen and occupied a line of
hills northwest of Bhlhulwotsu and, those
seven miles north of Yangtsu pass. Our
furors also routed the enemy holding posl
tions north and northwest of the same
a l in ii a iiik mil. ... ww. .v.a
Ljt Sliced along the railroad and dislodged the
w enemv's uavalry and Infantry, holding an
I eminence two miles north of the ghahotsu
i I railroad station, and took possession of a
' line of hills south of Sulmaolsu and eigh
teen miles northeast of Changtu, June 19.
The station was found to be demolished.
Our casualties were four melt wounded.
The enemy left ten corpses. Including the
body of an officer, and three horses killed.
Our force captured one machine gun and
S. one horse. The enemy's loss must have
lit Our force advancing on the Fenghwa
road, after vigorous fight with infantry
and artillery iruin a u ciwk uu in niurmni
of June la. dislodged the enemy from
tVlfaugchengkou, ten miles southeast of
WANTS PROMISE IN WRITING!
France Desires Perfect Definition of
Desire of Germany In
PARIS, June 21 The Franco-German ne
gotiations on the subject of Morocco have
reached a stage where notes are being ex
changed exactly defining the verbal assurj
ances Premier Rouvler and Prince Radolln,
the German ambassador here, have given.
This Is recognized as a difficult and deli
cate stage and as finally committing the
two governments to a written line of policy.
Therefore public apprehension has nguln
been somewhat aroused over the possibility
of new difficulties during the exchange of
notes. The official view continues hopeful,
but there Is no desire to be overconfident
that the conference question has been en
M. Rouvier's acceptance of the principle
of a conference is conditioned on Germany
fully defining the scope of the conference
id relieving It from questions which con
l -te a menace to France or the sacrifice
V a and obligations under other Inter
agreements. The final dccllon
apv "pend on how far Germany is
willing e the assurances In writing.
The ofiK 4 Incline to believe that the
exchange of notes will take considerable
time, owing to the Importance of having
each limitation of the conference strictly
defined In advance for the purpose of
avoiding future controversy. In the mean
time more or less of a renewal of the ten
sion Is anticipated while the governments
are debating on the terms of the written
Prince Radolin, the German ambassador,
called at the Foreign office today and re
ceived from Premier Rouvler a noto set
ting forth the French position In Morocco
The note was In response to the one which
the German charge d'affaires, Herr von
Flotow, delivered to M. Rouvler a fortnight
ago, expressing the German desire to sub
mit Moroccan affairs to n conference of the
powers. The French reply is quite long.
presenting the French policy in Morocco
during recent years and particularly show
ing that France Is favorable to the Integrity
of Morocco, the sovereignty of the sultan
and the observance of the open door. Con
cerning the conference M. Rouvler an
nounced his willingness to consider the
question if the scope is fully defined In ad
vance and Germany Is invited to state the
limits in which the conference would
Prince Radolln forwarded the note to
Berlin, where Chancellor von Buelow Is ex
pected to formulate an answer. The French
officials maintain that the question of ac
cepting a conference Is not between France
and Germany, as the sultan of Morocco
Invited the powers, and therefore the ac
ceptance of France If given will go to the
The diplomats here foresee a renewal of
the tension. It was pointed out that the
Issue now presented is as follows:
Germany wants the acceptance of a con
ference first and the details afterward.
France wants the details first and the ac
ceptance of a conference afterward.
France having now Insisted on the de
tails flrat It remains for Germany to make
the next move.
GREIGHTON'S LATEST CLASS
Sixteen Young Hen Take Degree ,of
Bachelor of Arts,
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES LAST NIGHT
Inlrersltr Hall Well Jammed to Hear
Addressee and Witness the Cere
monies Attendant on the
END OF STRIKE SEEMS REMOTE
Employer Refuse to Make Conces
sions and "ay Further Con
ferences Are Useless.
CHICAGO. June 21.-A settlement of ths
teamsters' strike by mediation tonight ap
pears to be as remote as it did a month
ago. From today's developments, the In
dications are that the committee appointed
by the Teamsters' Joint Council, with full
powers to 'act In bringing about an adjust
ment of the differences, will be unable to
accomplish anything. This committee called
on J. V. Farwell, representative of the Em
ployers' association, today and requested
that the employers grant the committee a
conference In an attempt to settle the
strike. Mr. Farwell informed the labor
men that there was only one way to settle
the trouble and that was for the strikers
to accept the terms offered by the employ
ers a week ago. These terms are so- at
variance with what the strikers demand
that the committee requested Mr. Farwell
to give It until tomorrow morning to con
sider the matter. Mr. Farwell also In
formed the labor officials that unless they
reached a decision to accept the terms of
the employers there was no use In making
any further attempt to bring about a con
ference, as the employers were In a posi
tion to dictate terms and ,dld not Intend to
concede the strikers another single point.
Governor Deneen has been asked to put
an end to the trouble. He refused to In
terfere. Joseph Sleeting, a striking teamster, was
shot and killed tonight by Policeman Peter
O'Neill. O'Neill and other officers were
The twenty-seventh annual commence
ment exercises of Crelghton university
were observed Wednesday night at Crelgh
ton University hull In the presence of a
large and Interested audience, Including
relatives and friends of the graduates. The
stage was prettily decorated with the na-
tlonl and university colors, with palms
grouped at either side.
The exercises began promptly at 8:15
o'clock, the sixteen graduates attired in
caps and gowns filing In from the front
and taking their seats on the stage. The
opening number was an Instrumental trio,
violin, flute and piano, by Messrs. J. W.
Schopp, Q. Karbach and C. Scherf, who
rendered an andante from Beethoven's first
The graduating class consisted of:
Antony F. Beckman, John M. Brady,
William E. Callahan, Philip A. Cassldy,
Edward A. Crelghton, Francis A. De la
Vega, John F. Hagerty, Edward D. Hogan,
Nicholas R. Kehoe, Anton Klppes, James
M. Lflnlgan, Cornelius O'Donovan, Charles
O'Malley, John A. Stuart.
Awakening of Japan.
The opening oration was delivered by
Edward A. Hogan, on the "Coming Japan."
The speaker referred to the subject as
being one of transcendant interest. "Fifty
years ago the Island empire was Isolated
from the world and unknown to modern
clvlllratlon. The Japanese were content
with cultivating their hillsides to the cra
tors of their volcanoes. Their harbors
were yet unopened to the ships of Strang
rrs, and they regarded the rest of the
world as barbarians. It was an American,
Admiral Perry, whose guns blew the blast
that awakened the sleeping Japan to civ
ilization. Since then Japan has entered
the world's history by leaps and bounds,
and today occupies a prominent place In
the ranks of the six leading civilizations
of the world. Within a decade it has driven
into defeat two of the largest and oldest
dynasties of the world. Its awakening
has not been merely commercial, but In
tellectual and Industrial as well."
Ideals and Mankind.
Charles E. O'Malley, the valedictorian of
the class, snoke on "Ideals." He said In
part that: "Life Is the crowning glory of
the universe. It Is man's Intellect alone
that can penetrate Into the Invisible and
draw therefrom that spiritual beauty that
makes him supreme among all God's crea
tures. The moral character of man Is his
chief attribute, and It is from this moral
character that he can have a proper un
derstanding of life. This world Is full of
beauty. Interest and love derived from the
goodness of God since the dawn of reason
and grows with the advancing years. Ideals
may be high or low, as founded by the in
dividual. False Ideals can but result in
misfortune. A fortress Is strongest only
In Its weakest point. The failures -of Alex
ander and Napoleon lay In the weakness
of their ideals. The greatness of Washing
ton, Jefferson and Lincoln Is found In their
loyalty to their highest ideals, and Is de
veloping In the manly Ideals of our sturdy
president, Mr. Roosevelt. To our alma
mater are we Indebted for the high Ideals
which she has pointed out to us and directs
us to aspire. We owe her a debt of grati
tude we can never repay except It be to
live up to the Ideals of true Christian man
hood that havfe been taught us here."
The University quartet, consisting of
Messrs. Paul Frawley, Norbert Leary,
Francis Colfer and Charles O'Malley, then
sang a couple of selections that were
greeted with enthusiastic applause.
Success of a Nation.
"The Citizenship the Nation Needs," was
the subject of a well given oration by
Paul L. Martin, L.L.B. (Harvard), A. B.
(Crelghton). He said In effect: "A nation's
success depends upon Its people more than
upon Its geographical location or commer
cial supremacy. In its people lies the chief
well being of the nation. The standard
of citizenship must be of the highest. The
hearts of the American colonists were right
nearly one hundred and thirty years ago
when they believed that there was no
sacrifice too great for the cause of lib
erty of person and liberty of conscience.
New occasions teach new duties and new
virtues. The best citizenship is that which
takes an intelligent Interest In the na
tional welfare, discourages malfeasance In
office, demands the highest moral qualifl-
WOODMEN AWARD PRICES
Jollet Foresters Finish First In
Senior Class Lincoln Wins la
MILWAUKEE, June 21. Interest was at
a pitch today In the wind up of the com
petitive drills of the Foresters at Camp
Hawes. Jollet camp No. 2872, with a score
of 98.997, carried off first honors In the
senior class, winning the prize of $460.
Grand Rapids, Mich., No. 2314, scoring
9S.8S5, was second, taking $350, and Kansas
City No. 1990 scored 0S.5S5. gathering In 1250.
St. Paul No. 674, Omaha No. 120, Topeka No.
646 and Omaha No. 1454 finished In the
In the Junior class Denver No. 8269, with
a score of 84.20, captured first place and
$300; Des Moines No. 8134. with 82.03. was
second, taking $50, and Los Angeles No.
7110, with 79.78 points, won $126. Lincoln,
Neb., Madison, Wis., Havelock, Neb., and
Crete, Neb., were awarded the smaller
Merrill, Wis., ramp No, 882 was highest
In the pony class score with 92.83, taking
$175; Portsmouth, O., No. 893, scoring 85.78,
was second, $125. Indianapolis, Columbus,
Indiana, St. Paul, Oklahoma City and
Winona camps got places in the order
In the battalion drill battalion 2, Lincoln,
Neb., Major H. C. Herrlck, score 85.53, was
first, $450; battalion 10, Rock Island, Major
F. D. Dekay, 74.83, secured $350; provisional
battalion, 27, Des Moines and Marshall-
town. Major H. C. Worthlngton, 72.63,
third, $250; Bloomlngton. III., battalion,
Major C. J. Waterstreet, 69.599, fourth, $150.
Election of head officers was the most
Important of the day's sessions of the head
camp of the Modem Woodmen of Amer
lea. With a single exception the more
conspicuous positions were filled by the re
election of Incumbents, the exception being
that of head banker, to which office S. K,
SETTLE RAILRUA1 VALUES
Union Faoifio Fixed at an Average of
Twslre Thons&nd a Mile-
BURLINGTON FIGURES ARE UNCHANGED
Galusha Make an Effort to Secure a
Reconsideration, Statins; It Was
Unfair to Decide It Dor.
Ins; Ills Absence.
(From a Ptaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, June 21. (Speclal.)-The State
Board of Assessment completed Its work
late this afternoon, fixing the total as
sessed valuation of the railroads of the
state at $47,289,976, an Increase over the
valuation of last year of $1,207,123. The bulk
of this Increase comes on the property of
the Union Pacific, which was raised from
$10,675,609 to $11,539,358, an Increase of $M3,
749, or $1,000 on the mile. Roads entering
Nebraska over leased lines which have
never before been assessed contributed $35.
000 to the grand total. These were the Mil
waukee, Wabash and Illinois Central, the
latter two contributing $10,000 each and the
first named $15.(i00. The Burlington road
was not changed, though Galusha made an
effort this afternoon to get It reduced 5 per
cent. It was assessed at a total of $10,
236.909.35. The Omaha Belt line was credited
to the Weeping Water branch of the Mis
The following table shows the assessment
of the various roads. These roads were as
sessed at the same figures as last year:
Per Mile. Valuation.
Atchison & Nebraska $10,000 $l.oSfl,4X
Burlington A Missouri River 15.470 2.9i'.4.20t5
Chi., Neb. & Kan 6.000
G. I. Wyo. Cent 6.5H0
Kansas City & Omaha 6,000
Lincoln & Black Hills 6,500
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
McNlder of Mason City, la., was elected.
At the afternoon session the head camp J h..-
adorned bv an Rlmost unanimous vnln t Vi I x-,. v, i. t. .. 1 1 o
- - -. . . . i.TTirinrAn uniiwftj , . . n,"
resolutions to extend tne term of the head
officer from two years to three years, thus
making the head camp a triennial. Instead
of a biennial affair.
MITCHELL'S JTRIAL BEGINS
Government Makes Its Opening
Statement and Snhmlts Doc
PORTLAND, Ore., June 21. The trial of
United States Senator John H. Mitchell,
charged with using his office for private
gain In connection with the land frauds
In this state, began in Judge De Haven's
court today. For the first time in his life.
and at the age of three score and ten. Sen
ator Mitchell faced a Jury of his peers.
United States District Attorney Heney's
arraignment of Mitchell was most severe.
His outline of the ease of the government
was exhaustive, but It contained nothing
that has not heretofore been made public
through the indictment returned against
the aged senator.
Attorney A. S. Bennett, counsel for the
defendant, denied the .allegations of the
prosecution, asserting that Senator
Mitchell waa guiltless.ln Intent and that
the only mistake theH:nator has made
was In changing the agreement which had
existed between himself and his law part
ner, Judge Tanner, the latter being one of
the persons indicted at the Instance of the
government in connection with the land
The proceedings today consisted of the
examination of Frederick Krlbs, who is
said to have employed Mitchell and Tan
ner to expedite his claims, and tho partial
examination of Judge Tanner. Judge Tan
ner will complete his evidence to morrow
In addition to the oral testimony Mr.
Heney is flooding the Jury under a mass
of other evidence. This Includes the al
leged agreement entered by Mitchell and
Tanner and Krlbs, by which, it Is alleged
they were to expedite claims held by the
latter. He Is also producing checks, ac
count books, letters and testimony in sup
port of his Indictment.
Nebraska & Colorado 6.000
Neb.. Wyo. & West I.oixl
Omaha & North Platte 8,500
Omaha & Southwestern 9.035
Oxford & Kansas 4.(HO
Republican Vallev 10,000
Republican Valley & Wvo.... 4,000
Rep. Valley, Kan. & S. W.. 4.000
Chicago & Northwestern .... 6,500
Chi., St. Paul, Minn. & O.... 8.500
St. Joseph & Grand Island... 6,500
Changes were made In the following road
as shown by this comparison:
Road. per mile.
Union Pacific, main line....$16.oon
O. & R. V 6.500
Kearney branch 4.770
C, R. I. & P 9.HO0
St. Joseph branch s.ooo
Nelson branch 6,000
Missouri Pacific, main line 8.400
Weeping Water branch.. 8,000
Lincoln branch 8,000
Crete branch 6,500
Springfield & Panllllon.. 2.830
Kansas City & N. W 6,(i0
Pacific Railway 4.000
Willmar & 8. F. (O. N.I.. 4.000
Mason C'y & Ft. D. (G. W.)
omana is. and x. Co
nuinr( K ti t rj nllmKar f9 nnnnnlnn mnn n
, , . i cations in public servants. There can be
while they were passing a saloon a number 1 ... ... ... ,. , ,,.
of strikers Jeered at them. The officers
drove the strikers Into the saloon and fol
lowed for the purpose of making arrests.
When O'Neill entered he was attacked by
Sleeting, who struck him over the head
with a bottle, cutting him severely. The
officer then drew his revolver and shot
Sleeting through the body. He died within
a few minutes.
(Continued on Second Page.)
PHILADELPHIA BANK FAILS
Trust Company Affected by the Al
leged Gasklll Forgery Closes
PHILADELPHIA, June 21. The City
Trust and Safe Deposit company of this
city closed Its doors today and has gone
Into the hands of a temporary receiver.
A notice was posted, signed by A. I,. Ta
bor, acting receiver, stating that the trust
company had been closed by order of the
banking department of Pennsylvania.
The receivership Is due to the discovery
that the bank was a victim of forgeries of
Benjamin H. Gasklll to the extent of $80,-
000. This, together with losses sustained by
the surety department of the concern, de
termined the finance committee of the com
pany to apply for a receivership.
The statement Issued on May 29 showed
resources and liabilities aggregating $2,236,
591, of which $1,385,814 is due to depositors.
The president is J. Hampton Moore, who
recently resigned as chief of the bureau of
manufactures of the Department of Com
merce and Labor at Washington to take
charge of the bank.
MISSOURI BANK CLOSES DOORS
Oldest Financial Institution la Henry
County Is Row Out of
KANSAS CITY. June 21.-A special to Ihe
Star from Clinton. Mo., says that the Sal
mon bank, the oldest and largest financial
Institution in Henry county, did not open
Its doors for business today. The secretary
of state was notified last evening.
Tafts Confers Decrees.
MEDFORD, Masa, June a. Tufts college
today celebrated Its fiftieth anniversary and
bestowed the honorary degree of doctor of
laws upon Kogoro TakaMra, the Japanese
oil ulster, and Governor W. I Douglas.
no morality without the religious quality,
and this too is essential to the best citi
zenship. The early history of the country
shows that the religious principles waa the
active and potent power that laid the foun
dations of our subsequent success as a
nation. We must not depart from it. Re
ligion must pave the way, for it Is the
light and life of our national prosperity."
The University and Alumni chorus then
sang "Old Crelghton Hall" with effect, and
for an encore repeated a stanza of the
song from behind the curtain after re
tiring from the stage.
Award of Medals.
The announcement of the award of gold
medals for scholarship attainments was
then made by Vice President O'Connor of
the university as follows:
Rhetoric class, George McCracken; poetry
class, George Rushman; humanities class,
Charles McGrath; first academic, Ray Cor
rlgan; second academic, division A, Michael
Stango; division B, J. Harry Murphy; third
academic, division A, Francis Wallace; di
vision B. John White; division C, Raymond
Owens; division D, Thomas Donnelly;
junior class elocution contest, Paul Fraw
ley; senior class elocution, William H.
The gold medal for work in the philosophy
class was awarded to Francis A. De la
Vega of the graduating class. It was do
nated by Omaha council. Knights of Co
Vice President O'Connor then announced
that the degree of Bachelor of Arts had
been conferred upon all the graduates.
The degree of Master of Arts was similarly
conferred upon Paul L. Martin, a graduate
of lSwO, who has completed his work at
Harvard. The honorary degree of Master
of Arts was also conferred upon C. O,
Metsler, D.D.B., and one of Bachelor of
Science upon W. M. Condon, D.D.8.,
each of the latter two who will become pro
fessors in the new dental school.
President Dowllng then presented the
diplomas to the graduates, first reading the
diploma in English, and then in Latin.
Judsre Weolnsrth's Address.
The address to the graduates was deliv
ered by Hon. J. M. Woolworth. Judge
Woolworth said tn part: "It is an honor
of which any man may well be proud to be
associated with this university, and It la a
EVIDENCE IN "OIL TRUST" CASE
First Witness Tells of Operation of
Companies In State of
ST. LOUIS, June 21.-A. I Stocky, sec
retary of the St. Louis Oil company, was
the first witness today when the hearing
of the suit Instituted by Attorney General
Hadley of Missouri to revoke the charters
of the Standard Oil company, the Waters-
Pierce Oil company and the Republic Oil
company was resumed before Special Com
mlssloner Anthony In the St. Louis appelate
Mr. Stocky stated that in some parts of
Missouri his company came Into competl
tion with the Standard company, In other
parte with the Waters-Pierce, and In some
sections, where, according to the witness,
prejudice existed against both concerns,
with the Republic Oil company.
He also told of an attempt to Induce the
company of which he is an officer to enter
into the agreement by which the state Is
alleged to have been divided into separate
fields of operation by the three defendant
The Republic OH company was formerly
known as the Scofield, Schumer & Teagle
company, and, according to the witness,
cordial business relations existed between
the latter concern and his company, but as
soon as the name was changed, the witness
stated, the company made "terrific drives
at our business."
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Temperature fit Omshni
Hour, Dearee Hitnr.
284. f 80
FAST TRAIN WRECKED IN OHIO
Twentieth Century Limited Ditched
Near Mentor Kleven Killed,
MENTOR, O., June 21 The dead:
JOHN R. BENNETT, patent attorney,
New York City, burned to death.
THOMAS R. MORGAN of the Wellman
Scaver Manufacturing company, Cleveland,
burned to death.
ALLEN TYNER. engineer, Collinwood.
O., crushed under engine.
NEWT WALTERS, baggage master,
Hamburg, N. Y.
FIREMAN GRAHAM, Collinwood, O.
V. D. NIC KEY, New York, Identified by
Young Men's Christian association card.
Charles H. Wellmnn of the Wellman
Soaver Manufacturing company of Cleve
land, scalded and burned; will die.
II. H. Wright, Chicago.
A. B. Gorman, Norwnlk, O.
J. H. Gibson, -Chicago.
C. Cordua, Brooklyn, N. Y.
T). Arthur, Milwaukee.
S. E. Reck with, 15 East Seventy-fourth
street, New York.
F. J. Brant, Toledo.
"Five bodies, horribly burned, were taken
from the wreck. It was Impossible to
Identify them at the scene of the wreck.
Barber and porter of the combination
The Twentieth Century Limited, one of
the fastest trains in the world, ran Into
the open switch opposite tho Mentor sta
tlon while traveling at the rate of a mile a
minute tonight. Eleven people were killed
and eight Injured, some of them fatally.
The accident happened opposite the sta
tion at Mentor, about twenty-five miles
east of Cleveland. At this time the officials
are unable to account In any way for the
accident. This was the fourth trip of the
flyer on Its way from Chicago to New York
on an elghteen-hour schedule. The train
hauled out of Cleveland five cars, four
Pullman and a buffet car.
The combination car was burned com
pletely, but cooled oft at 11:30 o'clock, so
that rescuers could get to work.
About fifteen passengers were known to
have been riding In this car and at least
six of the number are dead.
CENSURE FOR HYDE
Bentational Bicolotnrei in Hmdrick'i Re
port on Equitable Society.
CHARGES MADE AGAINST ITS FOUNDER
Instances Cited in Which He Manipulated
funds to His Profit.
LATER TRANSACTIONS ARE UNLAWFUL
Aotions of Alexander and Toting Hyde
Characterized as Fraudulent,
RYAN'S PLAN IS INSUFFICIENT
Road. Der mile. valuo.
Union Pacific, main Hne....llR.100 JS.4o9,5'.8
(J. A K. v .M.aoo
Kearney branch 4.600 295j0
C. R. I. & P 10.000 1,242,700
St. Joseph branch 7.7(0 o37,3i.l
Nelson branch 6.000 3O9.1K0
Missouri Pacific, main line 8,500 784.121
Weeping Water branch.. 7.SU0 R3o,076
Lincoln branch 8.000 3i3.U0
Crete branch 6.5"0 378.170
Springfield & Panillion... 2,5u0 19.700
Kansas City & N. W 5.000 10.b0
Pacific Railway 4,500 320,490
Willmar & S. F. (O. N.).. 6.000 841.050
Mason C'y & Ft. D. (G. W.) 70,00)
Omaha H. and T. Co l.O.OuO
C, M. A St. P 15,000
Illinois Central 10,(00
POLICE AND ROBBERS FIGHT
Pistols laed at Chicago Result
Injury to Oflleer and
Increase Jl, 107,113
MANIAC STANDS OFF A CROWD
Oae Man Dead and Eight Injured as
Result of California
6AN FRANCISCO. June a.-After hold
ing 1.000 persons at bay for two hours in
Eddy street early today, shooting nine peo
ple and defying the police, Thomas Lobb,
a maniac, killed himself.
W. 8. Koflman, shot three times, wounded
in cheek, nose and forehead.
C. E. Chevalia, shot in eye.
W. Jones, wounds In cheek.
Kmil Roberts, a boy, shot in leg.
Quong Do (Chinese), rifle bulltit In head.
George A. Delaughton, nine wounds, six
In arm, two in hand and one in cheek.
Vicente Romante. shot In chiwk anri mf
Joseph Larlbee, two shots In chin, one in
lip. others In shoulder, face and arm.
Policeman Patrick Kassane, shot in cheek
while tiring from adjoining room. Seven
biiuis paoaea inrougn Ills neimet.
None of the wounded will die.
All the victims were hit with No. 4 shot
except the Chinese, who received a rifle
The Insane man was barricaded in his
room on the fourth floor of the United
States hotel, 121 Eddy street.
Later it la learned that Lobb waa a car'
pentcr woo arrived hex yeaterdaj from
Settled in Conference.
The assessment of the Union raclflc, over
which the board has spent weeks, was ac
complished this morning after an Informal
conference between the members. Only
one ballot was required and Galusha was
the only member voting In the negative.
As soon as the board was called to order
Governor Mickey asked Searle and Eaton
If there was any chance of them ever
voting for a valuation of the Union Pa
cific In excess of $60,000 a mile. Each re
plied that he would never vote for a larger
Increase. Eaton then moved to make the
assessment (12,000 a mile and Galusha voted
In the negative, he having at all times held
out for the assessment of lust year, U,000
This afternoon Galusha stirred up quite
a little muss by attempting to have the
board reconsider its action of Monday in
fixing the Burlington assessment the same
as lust year. Galusha first moved to fix
the valuation of the Burlington at figures
5 per cent lower than the valuation of last
year. After some discussion Governor
Mickey ruled the motion out of order un
less the board decided to reconsider Its
action of Monday.
Galusha called for the records and It was
found that no record had been kept of
Monday's figures Inasmuch as It was de
cided Just before adjournment that the
figures were only "final tentative" figures.
Still Governor Mickey Held the motion
could not be put until the board voted to
GaluBha then moved to reconsider and the
secretary of state was the only man voting
in the affirmative.
During the discussion Galusha took the
board to task for voting during his ab
sence and said that was the reason he
had asked for the reconsideration.
Only two final votes have been taken,"
he said, "one on the fraternal insurance
companies and one on the Burlington. Of
course, if you think that Is fair and just
to me, I am satisfied. All I want is for
each of us to go on record for future
Algoe Case In Supreme Court.
Notwitnstanaing yesieraay tne supreme
court refused to allow John O. Yelser to file
habeas corpus proceedings to attempt to
secure the release of Mrs. Lillian Algoe
from the Douglas county Jail, this after
noon, it granted the writ upon the per
sonal application of Yelser and made it
returnable July 6. The court's action of
yesterday waa not mentioned. Yelser at
tacked the constitutionality of the black-
Important Decisions Coming,
The supreme court failed to conclude
its session this afternoon, consequently
opinions will not be banded down until
tomorrow. It Is expected that the court
will not only decide the constitutionality
of the biennial elections law, but the long
looked for decision in tbe case of the Bart
ley bondsmen will be among the number
to coma down. Judge Sedgwick went
home this afternoon, leaving Judges Hul-
comb and Barnes to finish the work,
herlfl to Take a Trip,
Will lam Odell of Platte , county, who is
under arrest In California on a felony
charge alleged to have been committed
In Platte county, wtjl be brought back to
Nebraska fur trial. Governor Mickey hav
lng lasued a requisition today. Odell Joined
CHICAGO, June 21. In a pistol fight
early today, between alleged safe blowers
and policemen Patrolman William Mc
Geohegan was probably fatally injured and
John Maloney, alleged to have been one
of the cracksmen, was wounded in the
stomach and leg.
Six policemen answered the alarm of an
explosion in the butcher shop of David
Bchontx In the stock yards district. Two
men were trying to make their escape
when the policemen arrived. McGeohegan
rushed upon Maloney from a rear entrance,
both firing their revolvers rapidly. Ma
loney was hit twice and the officer re
ceived wounds In the right arms and
mouth. McGeohegan was found uncon
scious when the smoke of battle cleared
away. Maloney's companion, who gave his
name as John O'Hern, waa captured by the
other officers and beaten into submission.
There was $300 In Sc.honti's safe. The rob
bers used an overcharge of nltro-glycerine,
which blew out one side of the building
and shattered several windows in the neigh
borhood. The injured were taken to hos-pltals.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Complete Rural Free Delivery Ser
vice Ordered for Minnehaha
County, south Dakota.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, June 21. (Special Tela
gram.) Complete county rural free de
livery service has been ordered established
in Minnehaha county, South Dakota, Sep
tember 1, making a total of thirty-two
routes In the county.
Postmasters appointed: Iowa Peoria,
Mahaska county; Johannes Thomassen
vice M. S. Allen, resigned.
Wyoming Tarrlngton, Laramie county;
G. H. Sawyer, vice Matilda J. Powell, removed.
These changes in salaries of Wyoming
postmasters were announced toduy: In
crease, Cheyenne, $2,900 to $2,700; Cody,
$1,200 to $1,400; Wheatland, $1,100 to $l,4u0.
Decreased, Cambria, $1,100 to $1,000; New
castle, $1,400 to $1,300.
(Continued, aa Second. Page.)
GERMAN LUTHERANS ASSEMBLE
Delegates from Central Western
tales Are Holding: Conven
tion at Detroit.
DETROIT, June 21. With several hun
dred delegates present from various parts
of the country the convention of the Ger
man Evangelical Lutheran synod of Mis
souri, Ohio and other states was opened
here today with a religious service in
Emanuel church, at the corner of Seven
teenth and Pine streets. Rev. Peter Brand
of Pittsburg preached the synodlc&l ser
mon at the services.
Dr. Frans Pieper of St. Louis, the mod
erator of the synod, presided when the
delegates were called to order for the bust
neas session after the church service.
A total of 700 delegates are expected to
the convention, including one from Berlin,
Germany, and several from Canada.
Movements of Oceaa Vessels Jane 21
At New York Balled: Victorian, for
Liverpool; luiltic. for Liverpool: Rotter
dam, for Rotterdam; Cltta dl Milano, for
Naples; Helllg Olav, for Copenhagen. Ar
rived: Prince Oscar, from Genoa; Teu
tonic, rrom Liverpool (.Nantucket).
At Copenhagen Arrived: Oscur, from
At Liverpool Arrived: Caronia, from
At Chrlstlanla Bailed: United States, for
Al Genoa Sailed: Bl. illa. for New Y'ork
At Naples Siilled: Romanic, fur Bos
At Queenstown Arrived: Nonlland,
from Philadelphia: Majestic, from jiew
York. Stilled: Ivernia, for Boston.
At Southampton flailed: Kaiser WUhelm
der Grose, for New York.
At Havre called.: -Putuerajnlan, fur Mun-WwO.
Report Says that Only Complete
Mutuallsatlon of the Society Will
Adequately Protect Policyholders.
ALBANY, N. T.. June 21. -The report of
Superintendent Francis Hendricks of the
state Insurance department to Governor
Higglns upon his Investigation of the Equit
able Life Assurance society,- was made
public here and In New York tonight. It
Is known In the title as a "preliminary re
port," and it sharply criticises the man
agement of the society, as well as the new
trust arrangement for voting the stock
agreed upon by Thomas F. Ryan and the
three trustees designated by him.
In conclusion. Superintendent Hendricks
No' superficial measures will correct the
existing evils In this society. A cancer
cannot be cured by treating the symptoms.
Complete inutuallsallon wlih the elimina
tion of the stock, to be paid for at a price
only commensurnte with Its dividends, l,
In mv opinion, the only sure measure of
This report, with a copy of the evidence
taken on this investigation, will be trans
mitted to the attorney general for such ac
tion thereon as he may deem proper.
James W. Alexander, president, and
James H. Hyde, first vice president, re
spectively, whose resignations were ac
cepted yesterday by Chairman Morton, are
severely arraigned In the report. Gage E.
Tarbell, second vice president, is exoner
ated, Mr. Hendrick finding that no sub
stantial evidence appears in support of
the charges against him.
Mr. Hendricks says it is an open ques
tion whether President Alexander and the
other officers and directors who partici
pated with him in the transactions of
James II. Hyde and associates are not
dlsquallfledunder section 36 of the insur
ance law from hereafter holding any office
In a life Insurance company. The report
characterizes these transactions as unlaw
ful. Mr. Tarbcll's name is not in the list
of participants In these transactions. The
policyholders, however, the report pets
forth are under great obligations to Mr.
Alexander and the other executive officers
for demanding the mutuallzatlon of the
society and the retirement of Mr. Hyde
from its control.
Charaes Aaainst Henry B, Hyde.
A surprising feature of the presentment
is that Mr. Hendricks goes back to the
organisation of the Mercantile Safe Deposit
company in 1876 by Henry B. Hyde, founder
of the society, and declares that that com
pany, which leases Its offices and vault
room from the Equitable Life Assurance
society, does not pay sufficiently and profits
enormotiHly at the expense of the parent
company, paying 29 per cent dividends. '
The safe deposit lease has ninety-six years
to run. Of Henry B. Hyde and the organ
ization of the Safe Deposit and other sub
sidiary companies, Mr. Hendricks says:
Under his direction and management the
society grew In public confidence, and be
fore his death it became one of the largest
and most extensive Insurance companies
in the world. But he did not neglect his
own Interests or those of his Immediate
associates and defendants in the society.
In 1902, when it was desired to Sell the
St. Louis building, the purchaser objected
to the deposit company lease and the safe
deposit stock was bought by the Equitable
Life at $250 a share, James H. Hyde, th
owner of 1,410 shares, receiving $352,500 in
cash for his share.
Of James W. Alexander's share in these
leases Mr. Hendricks makes the following
James W. Alexander says he signed these
leases under the direction of Henry B.
Hvde. I believe that to t.e the fact and
It Is the most charitable construction which
can be placed upon his acts.
Insnranre !. Evaded.
The Commercial Trust company . of Phil
adelphia Is rext taken up. In 1893 the
New York Btate insurance department re
fused to admit as asset the society's ad
vances to agents. The Commerlal Trust
company of Philadelphia was then made
the assignee of largo advances to agents
and the trust company then credited the
society with thcBe advances as cash de
posits. On December 12. 1904, the Equltablo
Life so assigned to the Commercial Trust
company agents balances to the amount
of $4,273,249. On the same day another as
signment of agents' balances was made to
the Equitable Trust company of New York
in the sum of $1,539,936. TheBe sums were
then entered on the books of both trust
companies as loans to the Equitable Life
and Interest was charged at the rate of 6
per cent. It Is only fair, the report says,
to say that the Equitable Life Is a share
holder in both these trust companies an!
shares In Its profits, but It Is pointed out
that James H. Hyde is also a stockholder
in them and has "a strong Interest In
seeing to It that these trust companies run
no risk and reap good profits."
Equitable Trust Affair.
The organization of the Equitable Trust
company of New Torn. onginany tne
American Deposit and Loan company, was
gone Into thoroughly by Mr. Hendricks and
be calls attention to the fact that the
Equitable Life paid $500 a share for 10,56$
shares of Equitable Trust stock and that
this stock now has a book value of $X83.U
per share, a loss to the Life society of
$116i a share. Mr. Hyde, however, and
certain other stockholders secured holdings
at $lo0 a share and have a book profit of
$133.33 pel" share. This transaction shows,
Mr. Hendricks declares, that the officers
and executive committee of the Equitable
Life were not solicitous for the society's
w If are, but were active in promlting their
A loss to the Equitable Life resulted from
the consolidation of the Western National
bank of New York with the National BaDk
of Commerce in New York, according to
the report. The Equitable Life owned
about U'.om) shares, or a controlling Interest,
In the Western National and Valentine P.
8nyder, who was Its president, testified
thut he could have. sold the controlling in
terest at $7U0 a share. In the merger, how
ever, the Equitable Life accepted $70 In
cash and $140 In stock of the consolidated
bank. Of this Mr. Ileudrlcks says:
Mr. Snyder was asked what the Equftable
socii.-ty really gitlned by the merger and
he answered: "Nothing except promise
and prospects." which did uot taatertallae.
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