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    The Omaha Daily
Kniai PotemkinB Leavei Roumanian fort
After Brief 8tay.
Offer of Permiaiion to Land Without Arms
ii Be fused.
Torpedo Boat Starts in Eearch of Mntinoui
Bis Strike In Sevsky blp Yards at
St. PHernhnrr-ninorilfr Re
ported at Many Other
BUCHAREST, July 3. The Knlaz Potem
klne left KustenJI this afternoon. It Is
Btated that It Is returning to Odessa.
The departure of the vessel followed the
refusal of the crew of the Knlai Potemkine
to accept the government's offer made
through the captain of -the port, who posi
tively announced that the mutineers would
not be allowed to receive provisions unless
they came ashore unarmed and delivered
up the battleship and torpedo boat to the
captain of the port. If these conditions
were fulfilled the mutineers would be given
liberty to go where they pleased.
The rebellious sailors conferred together,
then refused the government's demand and
renewed their demand for provisions. Th's
was again positively refused by the cap
tain of the port, whereupon the Russian
torpedo boat attempted to enter the port,
but on being fired on by the Ellzabctha
and evidently awed by the firm stand taken
by the authorities It decided to retire.
A sailor from the Knlaz Potemklno who
came ashore here today with his comrades
to negotiate with the prefect slipped away
and escaped to the town. He appeared to
be greatly excited and exhausted-and re
ported that the battleship's provisions were
completely consumed and that the crew
had been In a state of starvation for the
last two days. The sailor begged not to
be returned to the ship, aa he would be
killed. He said there were only ten tons
of coal on board the Knlaz Poteniklne, that
two-thirds of the crew favored landing at
KustenJI. while the other third wished to
return to Odessa and bombard the city.
It Is said tonight that thero Is every
reason to expect that the Knlai Potemkine
will surrender tomorrow, July 4.
Vessel la Declared a Pirate.
ODESSA. July 3.-11:10 p. m.-Interest
here today centers In the whereatouts and
doings of the Knlaz Potemkine and what
course the Russian authorities will pursue
toward It. It seems to be Incredible that
the authorities will permit It to cruise'
freely In the Black sea Indefinitely. It Is
reported on good authority that It will be
sunk as soon as a good opportunity offers.
The naval authorities here are of the
opinion that the beBt and most effective
way to deal with the mutinous battleship
would be by sending torpedo boats against
It, especially as such craft should be
operated by a comparatively small num
ber of men, who could probably be better
relied on to execute orders to sink a vessel
containing their comrades than could the
crews of the larger vessels. It should also
be remembered that the Knlaz Potemkine
la a very powerful vessel and that If
fought by cruisers or battleships It would
be more than a match for any two or three
of the Black sea ships.
The situation of the men on board the
Knlaz Potemkine Is indeed desperate. They
are practically pirates, and their predica
ment offered little avenues for escape. If
they do not surrender It Is believed they
will go to some Black sea port, not In
Russia, leave the ship and take their
chances of getting away overland. In
doing to they would be confronted by the
attitude of the power on whose shores they
disembarked, but their situation being des
perate, a desperate course may be well ex
pected of them.
The Knlaz Potemkine was reported today
to be at KustenJI. Roumanla, demanding
supplies. It Is also reported that several
Jewish agitators went on board the Knlaz
Potemkine while It was here, and that
they are the moving spirits of the mutiny;
that the mutineers found about $10.Xj in
the ship's strongbox and they are fighting
among themselves, many being killed or
It Is Impossible to verify these statements
They emanate from persons who visited
the Knlaz Potemkine while It was still
Matin? on Fohtedonosets Kuili.
Recent developments concerning the
mutiny on the Georgia Fohledonosetz seem
to show that the men. on board the bat
tleship were coerced by those of the Knlaz
Potemkine. In any event they ceased their
mutinous conduct at t tie first opportunity,
which probably In large measure accounts
for the fact that the majority of the crew
were pardoned on again swearing allegiance
to the emperor. Sixty-seven of them have
been Imprisoned as ringleaders They are
mostly old men, evidently drafted from the
reserves, and taken from their homes,
stores and farms against their wills. The
Georgia Pobicdonosetz will probably go to
Sehastopol tonight or tomorrow.
Those who brought about the disorders
and striker generally have had a fearful
lesson, but It Is open to question whether
they would not do the same thing over
again under provocation.
Situation Is Improving.
The general situation In Odessa has much
improved, but there Is still a widespread
feeling of nervousness. Those best know
ing the conditions are of the opinion that
the gravest danger now lies In a possible
anti-Jewish rising. The Jews here num
ber about 176,0uO to SWl.ORi, and for a va
riety of reasons they are deeply hated In
Odessa. The fact that they are credited
with bomb throwing during the recent dis
turbances coupled with the fact that the
police found large collections of bombs In
the houses of two prominent and wealthy
Jews, has served to Inflame minds against
them, and it w,ould not take much to start
anti-Jewish (t'l.ioiistruilons, the end of
m-toK n-.-oil.l Kn ino-r --lMA
The conditions of the country surround
ing eiuessa are very uisquieung. I ne peas
ants are committing disorders, stealing and
burning Beveral telegrams were received
here Saturday from different points In the
government of Kherson (In which Odessa
Is situated), telling of disorders and the
danger to landed proprietors and asking
military protection, but It will be ex
tremely difficult for the authorities to epare
any of the 1-' U troops quartered here fur
i service outside Odessa
Will Try to Sink Knlae Potrmklne.
ST. FKTKKBlll'lld. July .-: a m -Ac'oidiug
to a dispatch receled by an olfi-
CvuUuUcii on evCuiid Patfe.
Thermometer Reaches 1WII Dnren
and Many Death from Snn
stroke Are Hepeirted.
ROME, July 3 ":15 p m. The Is
growing morn Intense and reached 1"3 de
grees In the shade today. The pope is re
ported to bp suffering frotn his seclusion
In the Vatican. It is rumored Stmt unless
the weather hi'tomrs cooler the pontiff lias
determined to break the prison 1 Rend, and
It Is even asserted thut the government Is
preparing to send a Finn II garrison ' Castel
Gandolfo for the maintenance of order and
render honor to the pope during his sojourn
Many rapes of death from sunstroke have
occurred among persons who work In the
'ay fields.
kV n Minister Says thnt Ills Conn.
try Is ynt Preparing
- for War.
STOf T.M. Sweden, July 3 Count
Oyldensl the foreign minister, In an
Interview the correspondent of the
Associated a today, made the follow
ing statemei..:
The Associated Press is authorized to say
rewarding the alarming rumors emanating
from t'hrlstlnnla that no aggressive meas
ures haw- been taken or are even con
templated by the Swedish government. The
Swedish squadron is only holding the usual
summer maneuvers this year near cjomen
httrg. No Swedish troops have been dis
patched to the provinces or frontier, flilv
the usual regiments are now stationed near
the frontier.
Preparation-! for Flnborate Celebra
tion at Cherbourg In Honor of
Visiting Americans.
CHERBOrRO. July 3. Elaborate prepa
rations have been made for the Franco
American festivities tomorrow. Including
games between the French and American
sailors, a concert and a procession. The
towns people speak in high terms of the
bearing of the American sailors. A num
ber of blue Jackets landed here yesterday
and mingled with the crowds sitting in
the open cafes, and there was not a single
case of drunkenness or disorder. This is
In marked contrast of other visiting sailors.
China -Will Settle lllll for Boxer
Trouble on llnxl Originally
PEKING, July 3. The final Indemnity
agreement was signed yesterday, the Russo
Chlnese bank difficulty being removed.
China will therefore liquidate on the basis
originally proposed. The affair Is re
garded as satisfactorily settled, at least
for the present and Is considered excellent
for China.
Ksploslon of Benzine In Automobile
Careen e f'anaes Conflagration
Several Uvea Lost.
ROME, July S. A serious conflagration
occurred here through the explosion of
naptha and benzine stored in an auto
mobile garage in the center of the city.
The flames reached the fifth floor of a
modern hotel adjoining the garage. Sev
eral persons are reported to have lost their
nill Passes French Chamber , of
Deputies by Decisive
PARIS. JT'LT S. The bill for the separa
tion of church and state passed the cham
ber of deputies late tonight by the de
cisive vote of 341 to 233. The results waa
greeted by governmental cheering and op
position hisses and there was Intense ex
citement. French Sailors Rescued.
ADEN, Arabia, July 8. The Russian aux
iliary cruiser Rlon (formerly the Smolensk)
arrived here today, having on board Mi
persons from the French steamer Chodoc.
from Saigon, June 9, for Bordeaux and
Havre, which is ashore off Cape Guardafui,
at the east ungle of Somolilund, East Af
rica, at the mouth of the Gulf of Aden.
The last port at which the Chodoc touched
was Colombo, Ceylon, which it left June 19.
Holland Cabinet Iteslun.
I THE HAGUE. July 3-The cabinet
I headed by Dr. A. Kuyper (appointed July
1 81. lfil has resigned. The resignation of
the cabinet of The Netherlands Is due to
j the result of the recent election in Hol-
land. The second chamber of the state
j general, according to the returns, will be
composed or forty-eight ministerialists and
fifty-two anti-ministerialists, makirg it
necessary for the government to resign.
Teamsters Returning; to Work-Strike
Benefits Have Stopped and
No More In Mvlit.
CHICAGO, July 3. From today's devel
opments in t lie teamsters' strike the In-
dicatlous tonight are that the men will
j before very long settle the struggle them
selves hy returning to work or at least
making an effort to do so, aa individuals.
Inability of the union to pay strike bene
fits and inactivity on the part of the labor
leaders has brought about this state of
affairs. Nearly IcO department store driv
ers made applications- for their old Jobs
today and twenty-five of them were put
to work by' their former employers
To add to the dissatisfaction among the
men, the special meeting of the Teamsters
Joint council scheduled for tonight to de
vise means of raising funds, or If It was
found thut the council was unable to pro
cure any mote money to call off the strike,
failed entirely of its purpose. When the
time arrived for the meeting to be called
to order thero were not enough prestut
to form a quorum.
Nebraska Raral Carriers on Rec
ord for Ills He.
LINCOLN, Neb.. July S At a meeting
here tonight of t lie Nebraska Association
of Rural Mail Carrier. F. 11. Cunningham,
president of the National association, pre
sided. Mr. CuuniiiKham was endorsed for
re-election to that Ixisltlon and a commit
tee was appointed to investigate the
charges on which lie was dismissed from
the rural service, and to secure, if ius-
1 iU, bis reiiuitateuienb
Variety of Attraction! Scheduled in Omaha
for Independence Day.
Chief Donahne Insists that Laws Con
templet log "Safe and Sane"
Celebration Will Be
Rigidly F.nforeed.
Colonel Welsh of the weather bu
reau gives out the comforting infor
mation that a slowly rising temper
ature may be confidently lookeii for
Tuesday. He wants to do the best he
can for the Fourth.
ltlvervlew Park Celebration of the
old-f islilnned kind, beginning at 2 In
the afternoon, under the auspices of
the Irish Americans.
Vinton Street Hall Park Double
header. Otnaiia against Sioux City.
First game called at 10.30 a. m.; sec
ond. 3.4." p m.
Lake Manaw a Special Fourth of
July program, concluding with dis
play of fireworks; tioat races.
Krug Park S'dal program suited
to the day. shooting of a woman
from a cannon in mld-alr being a
Ctturtland Beach Special program.
Boyd s Theater Ferris stock com
pany in "The Inside Track.'' Special
matinee and evening performance.
Florence Florence Gun club has
all-day shoot.
Barrett Park, South Omaha North
ern Brotherhood and outing club
.Missouri River Three-deck excur
sion steamer H. C Gunter, trip to
Florence at 2:15 In afternoon and trip
fifteen miles down the river at 8:15
departing from foot of Douglas
strict bridge
Novelty Theater Vaudeville, four
'' performances.
Kelly's Lake Picnic of Salentlum
The postoffioe will open at the usual
hour Tuesday and remain open until
1 o'clock, after which It will be
closed for the day. There will be but
one carrier delivery during the day.
The money order office will be closed
all clay.
Field Club Tennis and Golf.
Country Club Golf.
Though city authorities have frowned on
gunpowder and noise, there Isn't any reason
why Omaha can't enjoy the Fourth of July,
as Indicated by the above schedule of
events. Some people will think there is all
the mote reason why they enn, since the
police are using field glasses to detect fes
tive Individuals In the act of putting ex
plosives on the street car tracks, discharg
ing firearms of any kind or setting off fire
crackers more than three Inches long.
The "only genuine" In the way of a cele
bration is at Rivervlew pnrk this year,
where Irish-American citizens have fixed
It for the eagle to scream In the key of O.
The arrangements nre chock full of spcech
Ing and little trips back to real things like
the Declaration of Independence, which Mr.
John Wilson Battln will read, and Wash
ington's farewell address. Mayor Moores
will call the meeting to order at 2 o'clock
under the oaks and the elms and General
T. H. Barry will preside. The big speech
Is to be made by P. Shelly O'Ryan. an
original Parnelllte of Chicago, and advices
say that Mr. O'Ryan knows more than a
thing or two about patriotism. John Rush
will preside in the evening and there will
be more tall talking by John P. Sutton of
All Irish Are Invited.
Americans tit Irish and all other descrip
tions are expeetfid to come early, bringing
families and lunch boxes, and get all the
good out of the thing that is warranted.
The summer resorts have promise oT the
best in all ways and at Lake Manawa Man
ager Byrne will attempt to make a good
pun on his name and will touch the match
to a lot of costly fireworks. Pa Rourke
patriotically brings his ball tossers home
to Bpend the day In congenial atmosphere
and they will beat Sioux City twice Just to
show how glad they are to be. here.
Deaf mutes are to get in the game this
year and will hold a picnic at Kelly's lako,
nine miles north of Florence, under tho
auspices of the Omaha Sllentlum associa
tion. Wagons will leave the end of the car
line at Florence at 7, 8 and 10 o'clock.
Mutes will be there from all parts of Iowa
and Nebraska. The orator of the day will
be Lyman M. Hunt. Athletes will contest
for nearly $100 worth of prizes and a game
of base ball will be played between the
bachelors and the married men.
Sane and Safe Fourth.
"I sincerely wish to see a sane and safe
Fourth of July in Omaha thl year and
will use my best endeavors to bring such
a condition about," remarked Chief of
Police Donahue at his office Monday morn
ing. "Lest we be unmindful of the city
ordinance. I want again to say that large
firecrackers and revolvers are under the
ban and will not be tolerated so far as
the police department can prevent their
use. The placing of torpedoes on car
tracks will be nipped In the bud. One ar
rest and conviction already has been made
for this offense. The scaring of women
and children will go hard with offenders
and celebrants must not discharge any
kind of noisy fireworks within two blocks
of hospitals. Canes will be allowed If
used with moderation and good sense."
The Fourth will be observed at the po
lice station by unfurling a new twenty-foot
flag to the breezes from the top of the
sixty-foot pole that has graced the lawn
of the station for some years. The flag
has been bought by a fund contributed to
by the members of the police force and
others. Exercises suitable to the occasion
will be held Tuesday morning.
Members of the Field club and their
guests will have a fireworks display and
dance at the club house Tuesday evening.
The affulr promises to be largely attended.
Gems and Silverware to Value of
25,0OO Taken front Home of
Mew York Banker.
NEW YORK. July 3 Some time between
midnisht Friday and early Saturday morn
ing diamonds, Jewelry and silverware
valued at about 8-5.(ii0 were stolen from
the home of James Jackson Higglnson, a
banker at 16 East Forty-first street. Cen
tral office and private detectives have been
at work on the case ever since, but have
gained no clue.
With his wife and daughter Mr. Higgln
son attended the theater Friday night.
I'pon their return home the women put
their Jewels away as usual in a safe on
the second floor, off Mrs. Higglnson's sleep
ing chamber. She discovered her loss next
Among the stolen Jewels are & pearl neck
lace of elghty-ime pearls, worth 82, 5uu; a
pearl necklace of fifty large pearls, worth
13.0 .); a ruby and diamond ring worth $3.j00;
a sapphire and diamond ring worth 4J,(Xa.
t onditioa of lotion C rop.
WASHINGTON, July 3.-The monthly
report of the chief of the bureau of sta
tistics of the Department of Agriculture
will show the average condition of cotton
on Juno 25 to hate been 77, as compared
with 77 2 on May 26, 1'jM; 8a on June 21,
19t; 77 I at the corresponding dale lu IM3,
and a lu-)ur vrag e( ti t,
Jury Brings In a Verdict at 11
O'clock After Being Out Eight
PORTLAND. Ore., July S -The Jury In
the case of the t'nlted States against Sen
ator John If. Mitchell returned a verdict
of guilty ns chnrged at 11 o'clock tonight.
The charge was that Senator Mitchell
while occupying his public position ac
cepted n pecuniary compensation for prac
ticing before the federal departments at
Washington, which under the federal
statutes constitutes a crime.
There had been little belief in tho city
that a verdict would be reached, and when
the hours wore away and the Jury hung
far Into the night, hope even among the
remaining few In the court room had ebbed
to the lowest stage.
A few minutes before 11 o'clock the
bailiff was summoned to the Jury room.
A moment later he reappeared and com
municated to those in waiting the news
that the Jury had agreed. Judge Do
Haven, the attorneys and the aged sen
ator, whose last days wore to he crowned
with disgrace, were summoned and quickly
appeared. Judge De IL-.Ven ascended the
bench without removing 'his overcoat and
directed that the Jury lie, brought In.
Captain Slayden. clerk inf the court, re
ceived the verdict from xhe, foreman and
read It amid the rash and rattle of fire
works rrplodlng In the streets on all four
sides of the court house.j
Captain Slaydnn spoke low, and because
of the din without only 1o sentences of
the verdict were audible:
"Guilty as charged." aa l "recommended
to tho mercy of the engirt."
Senator Mitchell receive!1 the verdict with
fortitude. Severe and ''. evidently unex
pected as It was. he showed by no out
ward signs save the ghastly pallor of his
face and the nervous striding of his beard
that he felt the blow. A Captain Slayden
concluded Judge Dellaven said: "Gentle
men, Is this your verdict'
"It Is," responded the foreman.
Clerk Slayden polled the Jury and Judge
Dellaven directed that it ,lie discharged.
When these proceedings! were complete
Judge Bennett arose anil, on the part of
Senator Mitchell moved i new trial.
Judge Dellaven directed that the motion
be continued until next Monday and de
clared court adjourned.
District Attorney Heney today occupied
all the morning session of the federal,
court with his closing arguments for tho
prosecution In the trial of Cnlted States
Senator Mitchell, and continued this after
noon. He reviewed the payments of money
to Senator Mitchell by Judge Tanner, and
si. owed hfw the senator must have known
the sources, particularly the payment of
the October earnings on November 2, 10n3,
which was larger than usual, and coming
as It did immediately after letters from
Tanner saying that the firm had been re
tained by Benson to expedite certain
claims for him, and after a talk Mitchell
had had personally with Krlbs. when
Mitchell, it Is alleged, told Krlbs to talk
with Tanner in regard to the fees, as he
could not speak on that subject with him.
Heney compared the case of lrd Bacon
with that of Senator Mitchell and said
that although the services of Bacon to his
country were a thousandfold more Import
ant than what Mitchell h'. d me for Oregon,
and although Bacon repentantly confessed
his fault, sentence was Imposed upon him
by the House of Lords. Heney took oc
casion to say that Mitchell's services for
Oregon were not so Important as had been
represented, and sarcastically referred to
the "high-minded and moral senator." He
referred to the gravity of the offense, and
denied that there was no moral turpitude
Involved In it. saying it amounted In Sen
ator Mitchell's case to taking money from
both clients and was practically bribery.
National Women's Association Will
Take Part In Battle for Con
stitutional Amendment.
PORTLAND. Ore., July 3.-At the open
ing of the National Woman Suffrage as
sociation today the following resolution
presented by Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt,
vice president at large, was adopted unal
mously and enthusiastically:
That the National American Woman Suf
frage association accept the Invitation of
the Oregon Equal Suffrage association and
co-operate with it to carry tho coming
campaign to a final victory.
This is the official notice of the opening
of a campaign for woman suffrage in the
state of Oregon under the initiative and
referendum recently adopted. Reports
from the stales showed the secur
ing in Minnesota of equal guardianship of
children for mothers. Ohio reported the
state well organized and ready to ask the
submission of a woman suffrage amend
ment from the legislature.
New York reported the formation of
thirty-two new clubs during the past ear
and an enrollment of lO.OtiO paid members.
ftjO newspapers publishing the matter sent
out by the national press bureau and $4.i.X)
paid Into the state treasui-y in the last year.
Ohio Man Will Serve Two Years In
Penitentiary for Consplrlng
to Defraud Government.
WASHINGTON, July 3.-George E.
Lorenz of Toledo, O., convicted of con
spiracy to defraud the government in con
nection with the sale of letter box fas'en
ers, was today taken to Moundsvllle,
W. Va where he will serve a sentence of
two years.
President Hopes that Armistice May
Be Arranged Within a
Few Das.
OTSTER BAY, L. I., July 3.-Negotlatlons
looking to peace in the far east are regarded
here aa having assumed a satisfactory
form. The president hopes and believes
that an armistice between Llnevltch and
uyama may De arrangcu witnin a few duys.
search for Mission Man Continued
In the Vicinity of at.
GRAND ISLAND. Neb., July 8.-(8peclal
Telegram.) A further flue has been found
though slight and search, In the vicinity of
St. I.lbory for the mlsnlng Virgil White
was resumed this afternoon.
Holiday (or Raral Carriers.
WASHINGTON, July 3. Postmaster Gen
eral ( ortelyou today issued an ord. r pro
Mdlt.g hereafter service on nil rural
free d'l'. ry routes shall he suspended
on New Year s day. Washington's blrthdav,
Decoration day. Fourth of July, Labor day
and Thanksgiving day.
Aisrr Will ol Run Aaala.
DETROIT, July 8 Cnited States Ren-
owing to his poor health he will not be a
candidate for re-election to the suale when
ia piweul term expire la lsuZ.
Board of Education Easily Decidei to Re
tain Three Executives.
Davidson's Pay t Determined, but
Burgess' is I nrhanaed and Flu
In) non Gets a Raise of
:t(M a Year.
The Board of Education, after an ex
ecutive session lasting from 9 to II last
night, re-elected the following officers for
the terms and salaries given:
Superintendent of Instruction William M.
Davidson: three years: salary not tlxei.
Secretary.!. F. Burgess, one ear; sal
ary, Jl.;io. as at present.
Superintendent of Buildings Duncan Fin
lason; three ears; salary, t,lii, an In
crease from 81. ft", 815 a month for main
tenance of horse being cut off.
Attorney Carl E. Herring; three years;
salary, 8.0. as at present.
Hitch Over Salaries.
No difficulty was encountered by the
bonrd members, all of whom except Mem
bers Cole and Koenlg were present, but
the matter of salaries and terms of th-
officers was a hard nut to crack. It w3
agreed that Superintendent Davidson
should have an Increase in pay, as It Is
considered expressly desirable that he be
retained, but the amount was left for
designation In the future. Member Lower
wanted Secretary Burgess' salary cut down
to 81.fx'l a year, but Member Lindsay was
the only man who sympathized with him.
Member McCaguo desired Flnlayson's sal
ary kept down to snO, but Johnson. Butts,
Ixiwer, Phlllippl, Rice, Vance, Christie and
Maynard voted against his amendment to
this effect and the Increase went through,
coupled with the stipulation that tho old
allowance for horse hire or board be dis
continued. Applications for the position of super
intendent of buildings were made In writ
ing and in person by Robert Houghton, I.
Douglass and Samuel MacIeod. The lat
ter agreed to take the Job for $1.8(10 a
year straight and not to charge anything
for horse hire. All were given hearings,
but 'this was all their attendance upon the
body secured.
Bids on Fnel.
Twelve firms bid for fuel, but one of
them, the Victor White company, was not
considered because a certified check was
not inclosed. Of all the bids the lowest
were Pennsylvania Coal and Coke com
pany, anthracite, $!.67; C. B. Havens At
Co., Cherokee steam coal, 8-. S3, and Chero
kee nut, $3.52; T. C. Havens and the Coal
Hill Coal company, Cherokee lump, 83.ili,
all delivered. Other firms bidding were
1'nlon Fuel company, Coutant & Squires.
Central Coal and Coke company, Sunder
land Bros., Nebraska Tael company, Omaha
Coal, Hay and Building Supply company
and the C. W. Hull company.
Bids In printing could not be determined
until tabulated. These firms bid: Hopson
Printing company, Great Western Print
ing' company. Reed Printing company,
Jennings Printing company, Joseph M.
Roucek, G. L. Barton, Magic City Printing
company, Kramer & Chandler, National
Printing company and the Reea Printing
For Janitors' supplies bids were received
from Harold Thomsen, Milton Rogers &
Sons company. Dunning Hardware com
pany, James Morton & Sons, Pravy Edu
cational company, Omaha School Supply
For stationery the bids were from the
Stott Stationery company, Megeath Sta
tionery company, Omaha School Supply
company and the Moyer Stationery com
pany. All bids were referred to commit
tees for tabulation and report.
Report on Bnlldlnss.
Superintendent of Buildings Flnlayson
showing that In his five years tenure of
office only 877.13S.19 was spent for general
repairs and heating and plumbing repairs
against $146,945.59 spent for the same ends
in the five years preceding, or $ijS.S07.19
less. He said the school buildings are In
much better condition now than when he
found them. All in the face of advanced
cost for material and labor, as much as
35 per cent in some instances.
Annie E. Kruse gave notice that she
declined to serve as teacher In the schools,
reason not gi.-en, and Florence Jordan re
signed from the teaching staff because of
Impending marriage and change of resi
dence. A proposition was received from the Ben
nett company to distribute school supplies
from Its store free of charge, and referred
to a committee.
Instructions were given for the purchase
of three tubular furnaces for the Clifton
Hill annexes, from Lewis & Kitchen, at
the rate of 5 cents a pound, the weight
rot to exceed 14.350 pounds.
Janitor Ynranry Filled.
Gus Falk was transferred Janitor from
the Walnut Hill to the Train schocd at his
request and John Ovens was elected Jani
tor for the Walnut Hill school, filling a
vacancy left from the annual election.
The attorney was Instructed to take
steps to secure the acquirements of a strip
of land adjoining the Kellom school as
recommended by him two weeks ago.
It was announced that certificates will
be granted to teachers who took the re
cent examinations, who were numbered
as follows: High schol certificates. 44. 47,
48. 60. 61, 53; grade certificates. 1, 8. 11, 13,
is! 19, 20 21. 25. 2i. 27. 29. 30. 31, 33, 3fi, 38,
39, 40, 41; kindergarten certificates, 4, 12.
16, 23, 54.
Purchase of Typesetting Machines for
Government Attended with
Irregular Incidents,
WASHINGTON, July 3. The commission
which Is investigating the government
printing office today took testimony show
ing three prominent officials of that estab
lishment had held conferences 'eveiai times
' at the home of the president uf one of the
typesetting machine main facturlng com
panies, from whom the office purchased
machines, and it develoed that two of
the government printing employes and two
wives of employes, all in a position to
know government plans for additional pur
chases of these machines, have bought
stock in the company.
Explosion of Giant Powder at Madi
son, Wis., Works Havoc Among
Boy "elrbratora.
MADISON. Wis., July S.-By the explo
sion of gUnt powder, nine Ihivs received
serious, some probably fatal injuries. The
boys had lighted some fuae wh!"h drooped
into the peiwder and caused ttie explosion.
The scene that followed was frightful. In
jured boys became frantic with jajn. their
faces so blackened with powder that soma
ut tbeia Wei Ltyoud rcognlUoa
Fnir In West, Shnnrr In east or
tloat Wednesday Fair and Warmer,
Temper t nre at Omahnt
Hour. Decree. Hour. Desiree.
o a. m tin t p. m t:7
n. m Hi 2 p. ni Tl
T n. m i:t ;t p. m 7
m It I p. m Tl
f a. ni ti:t it p. in 1T
H n. m 1. p. m HS
11 a. m tl, T p in tin
la ni ut 8 p. m ll
f p. m M
Police Seise Land F.nd of Wireless
Apparatus, hot Connection Is
Made with Another Station.
CHICAGO, July 3. -The steamship City
of Traverse, which Is belnrf used as a
floating pool room on tjike Michigan was
put out of business for a short time today
when Chicago detectives raided the offices
of the wireless telegraph company, which
has been furnishing the boat with returns
from the different race tracks throughout
the country. The wireless telegraph com
pany has been receiving the racing results
over the telephone from an Information
bureau located outside the city limits and
then transmitting them by the wireless
system to the City of Traverse.
Between 2 and 3 o'clock this afternoon
while wireless messages were lielng trans
mitted to the floating pool room, fully
twenty-five miles out In the lake, five de
tectives entered the offices of the wireless
telegraph company and placed the man
ager and his two assistants under arrest.
All the apparatus used In the transmission
of the racing Information was confiscated.
The men were released on bonds and will
be given a preliminary hearing tomor
row. Despite the raid on the Chicago office
of the wireless company the City of Trav
erse continued to do business as a pool
room during the remainder of the after
noon. After a delay of sn hour connec
tion was made with another station, the
location of which Is unknown.
The steamer City of Traverse will not
make a trip tomorrow. The wireless enm
Mtiy have decided to suspend operations
until an Injunction asking that the city
be restrained from interfering with them
in the transmission of Information as a
common carrier has been passed upon.
Practically All the Cnllerles In Pitts,
burg;, Kan., Field Pass Into
Their Control.
PITTSBI'RO, Kan., July S.-Praetlcally
every coal mining company In the ntts
burg district has passed Into the control
of the Gould Interests, which are known
locally as the Western Coal Mining com
pany. This IncMides the Central Coal and
Coke company, the Wear Coal company,
the Pittsburg nnd Wldway Coal company,
the Kevins Coal company and other Im
portant coal companies here.
The J. R. Crowe Coal company, which is
now consolidating a number of the coal
concerns of this field, will in turn. It is
authoritatively stated, pass Into the hands
of the Gould syndicate, the only company
In the district of any magnitude, it Is
stated, which Is not already controlled by
the Gould Interests is the Santa Fe or
Delvin company, and there Is every reoson
to believe that the Goulds will control
this company before the Delvin crisis Is
Beef Klno-a and Their Attorneys Will
Be Formally Arraigned In
Chlcaito Wednesday.
CHICAGO, July 3. Bonds for the twenty,
six packers, traffic officials and corpora
tions Indicted by the federal grand Jury
Saturday will be furnished Wednesday be
fore either Judge Berthea or Judge I.andls
when all the defendants under the bill
will be nrralgned.
Assistant General Pagln today told of a
coup by the government In securing practi
cally all the evidence that will be required
for the trials In court. In the grand Jury
room Mr. Pagln said:
It was a remarkable and unprecedented
achlvement. We have heard practically
every witness who will be called at the
trials. Some time before the Investigation
began A. W. Goodman, an expert stenog
rapher as well ns a lawyer, was appointed
ps assistant I'nlted States attorney. A
stenographer would not have been permit
ted in the grand Jury room, but any mem
ber of the federal attorneys staff Is ad
mitted by law. Mr. Goodman, being a
stenographer, was able o take an exact
transcript of the evidence taken before
the Jury. There will be no chance for wit
nesses to deviate from their first stories.
Fonr Men Instantly Killed and Seven
Serlonsly Hurt Near
Arton, Vs.
DANVILLE, Va , July 3 Four men were
killed outright and seven others so seri
ously Injured that some of them will die,
by the explosion of a threshing machine
engine em the plantation of Rush Eanes,
near Arton, "Henry county, this afternoon.
The dead:
L. I,. nnn. President of Power Com
pauy, llurrylnic to Bedside of
Son at Maaara Falls.
OGDEN, I'tah. July 3. A special train
la racing east over the L'nlon Puclfic to
night to overtake the train No. 2, which
left Ogden at 6 o'clock. On the train is
L. L. Nunn, president of tho Tellurlde
Power company, who has been summoned
to Niagara Falls, to the bedside of his
dying son. The news of his son's Illness
came too late for him to take the regular
Movements of Ocean Vessels July 3.
At New York Arrived : Astoria, from
Glasgow, ritatendam, from Rotterdam; Fin
land, from Antwerp.
At Dover Arrived; Kroon'.and, from New
I At Plymouth Arrived : Kron Prlnz Wll-
htim, from .New i ork.
At Glasgow Arrived : Numldlan, from
New York. Sailed: Carthaginian, for
At Tiieodosia Arrived; Garonne, from
At London Arrived: Mlnnetonka, from
New Vurk.
At Gibraltar Arrived: Koenlgnen Louise,
from Ne w York
At Movllle Arrive d : Fi'riu ssla, fror:i
New Yuik.
At Gnu altar Arrived : Cunoplc, frtcn
At t herbourg Arrived : Kron l"rlnz Wil
hel n, from New Yoi k.
At liolougni. - Soiled. Pennsylvania, for
Hamburg. Dover and New York
At t ienoa Sailed : Steamer t'retlc. for
New York, via l'lilf-rmn and Naples
At Yokohama Sailed Empress of India,
for Hung Kong, blmi.tiial aud Van-
First National of Tope k a in the Eanda of
Comptroller of Currency.
Milliona ire Coal Oparator Tarns Orer Eeal
and Life Iasuranoe.
No Statement Available Until Examiner
Hai Oone Over Books.
Depositors l ine Ip at the Centra
Aatloual, Which la Also Con. .
trolled hy Mr,
TOPEKA. Kan.. July 3. No definite atate
mcnt was obtainable up to a late hour to
day -rewarding the condition of the Firtt
National bank controlled by Charles J.
Devlin, the big coal mine owner, which
closed Its eloors this morning.
Colonel W. 11. Rossir.gton, vice president
of the bank, locked the Institution's books
in the vault to await the arrival of J. T.
Bradley, tho national bank examiner, whom
the comptroller had appointed receiver of
the failed bank, and he would only say:
The bank's trouble has not been caused
by dishonesty on the part of anyone, out
by lending too largely to one borrower.
There has been no stealing.
This borrower Is, of course, Mr. Devlin,
and the bank Is said to hold the capitalist's
paper to the amount of 8l,on0.0n0. Mr. Dev
lin, whose sudden Illness brought about
tho tangle in the big coal mining and rail
road properties, valued, It was estimated,
at close to $7,'mO,n0rt, Is still under the care
of a physician and no statement could be
secured Irom him. All that came from rds
home tho day or could be secured
from other sources was that the stricken
coal operator had turned over to the bank
nearly $700,iio In life Insurance and about
the same amount in Topeka real estate.
Business associates of Mr. Devlin gave It
as their opinion that, if properly handled,
this would allow the bank to pay out.
Elmer Ames, bank examiner for the
northern district of Kansas, who took
eharso pending tho arrival of Receiver
Bradley, would say nothing additional that
would throw any light on the situation.
"I have nothing to give out," said Mr.
Ames. "I will be busy here all night and
by morning I may have something to say."
Aside from the temporary flurry that the
failure of the First National bank caused
upon other banks of the city, probably the
most Interesting phase of the situation waa
the statement of State Treasurer T. T.
Kelly that the bank held $647,000 of the
state's funds nnd the knowledge that Mr.
Devlin was one of Treasurer Kelly's bonds
men. The statement was made that Treas
urer Kelly had exceeded his authority in
placing more of the state money In the
hank than the law allowed, but Mr. Kelly
declined to discuss the matter at thta time.
Small Runs on Other Banks.
Following the announcement of the fail
ure a lively run was started on the Central
National bank and before closing time to
day it was known that something more
than Sinn.OoO had been withdrawn from thU
Institution. The Centrnl National also held
some of Devlin's paper and he likewise
owns fifteen-twenty-elghths of the capital
stock of $2.Yi,0ii0 of this institution.
But it developed that the Central Na
tional held but llttlo of Devlin's paper and
when its officers displayed 8'WO.OOO in cash
and made every effort to pay the depositors
as fast as they made demands, the excite
ment died down and at closing time only
a few small depositors remained at the
teller's window.
Other runs of a lesser degree were started
on the State Savings hank, the Bank of
Topeka and on the Merchants' National
bunk. At none of these banki. however,
was the demand for withdrawals great,
only the small depositors taking their
money away. Many of the heay de
positors here and the correspondents
throughout the state offered assistance and
some of the local merchants mad? deposits.
J. R. Mulvane, president of the Bank of
Topeka, which kept open past lianking
hours to accommodate any who might
come for their money, spoke confidently
of the outcome, saying his bank had plerty
of available assets. There was no l-pecial
show of excitement on the part of depos
itors during the day, although a crowd ie
mulned about the doors of the failed Fiist
National, as well as at the other bai'ka
for many hours.
l)-v!in Makes Statement.
C. J. Devlin tonight authorized the fol
lowing statement:
Ki depositor In the First National bank
will lose a dollar. I will rive up every
thing 1 have In the world if necessary to
see the bank pay dollar for dollar.
It is added that Mr. Devlin expects to
be able to take active charve of his busi
ness within a short time. His physician
states that Mr. Devlin will be able to go
to his office within a week.
It is stated on reliable authority that
the prime cause of Mr. Devlin's financial
troubles is the Toucla & Spring Valley
railroad, which he commenced to build In
Illinois lately. The road toeik more money
than Mr. Devlin figured on. and he be
came hard pressed for funds.
Devlin I nable to Transact Rnalnesa.
KANSAS CITY, July S.-C. J. Devlin was
generally cre-Uited with being one of the
wealthiest men in Kansas. He was at the
head of twenty-six different companies,
coal mining enterprises and mercantile es
tablishments and for many years has been
one of the most active business men In the
southwest. On Friday last it was stated
that because of Mr. Devlin's Illness, the re
sult of overwork, it had been decided to
form a corporation to cover all Ids proper
ties, worth In the aggregate, It was stated,
about 837.fsjO.tsjO. This action was deemed
necessary, It was announced, because of
Mr. Devlin's Inability to longer direct hl
On Saturday last a corporation to be
known as the Devlin Mining, Mercantile
and Manufacturing company was organized
at Kansas City by Mr. Devlin's associates.
The capital stock of the company wis
placed at $1,f'aVMi, divided Into 10,000 shares
of 1 'ii each, already subscrllied and paid.
The shareholders, ull men prominent In
southwestern business affairs, were given
as follows: Landrum B. Ridge, Kansas
City, 5 shares; J. W. Gleed, attorney for
the Central National bank of Topeka. t
share; Charles A. Loomla of the City Na
tional bank of Kansas City, 1 share; Clif
ford Hlstcd. Kansas City, attorney for Mr.
and Mrs. In-vlin, 1 share; N. J. Lantry,
throng City, Kan., a director of the Na
tional bank of Topeka, 1 share.
Papers Hurriedly Filed,
As soon as the corporation papers were
drawn up a special train was hired and
U. document wtra hurried to JsSiueua