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ESTAIJL1SLIED JUNE 10, 1S71.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOKNINO, JULY 5. 1005 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TIUIEE CENTS.
CREW DECLARES WAR
Mutineer on Russian Battleship Issue
Manifesto to Other Warships.
..TORPEDO BOATS LOOKING FOR RENEGADE
Situation at Odessa Improricg and Strikers
Art Returning to Work.
OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE MUTUNY
Eoldiera Afraid to Firs on Rioters While
Under Vessel' Gods.
ADMIRAL KRUGER WAS "BLUFFED" OUT
fiaval Commander Frorfd to Attack
Mutineers and Sailed from Port,
.ot Daring to Tro
BlCHARF.ST. Roumanla. July 4.-S" ro
the Knlaz Potemklne nailed for KuA '
a delegation from tho crew handed
prefect a proclamation addressed to t
representative of the powers in Roumanl
formally declaring war on all Russian
vessels which refuse to Join the mutineers.
The proclamation says the Knlaz Poter.i
klne will respect neutral territory and
foreign (hipping. The cM-gatlon requested
that the proclamation be forwarded to the
The Russian torpedo hoat destroyer
Bmetllvy appeared off Kustenji today and
signalled that It was seeking the Knlaz
It Is said that the Knlaz Pntetnklne has
attacked an Italian vessel carrying coal.
There la much uneasiness among Rus
sian vessels at Roumanian ports.
Mtnatlon In Odessa Improving.
ODESSA. July 4. An attempt to revive
the mutiny on the battleship Georgl
Pobledonosetz was discovered today. It
waa frustrated by loyal Bailors, who de
livered fix of the leader to the authori
ties The torpedo boats which remained
here have gone to sea.
The general situation shows signs of
gradual improvement. The removal of
debris from the burned area has begun
and the general dock work and coasting
aervlce has been resumed. The strikers
are returning to work.
A large number of troops has been sent
to the summer quarter, within easy reach
of the city.
The Odessa Chamber of Commerce has
petitioned the Ministry of Finance to per
mit an extension of fourteen duy on notes
It Is reported persistently In army
and navy circles that the Knlaz
Potemklne la being stalked and pur
aued by several torpedo boats, which In
tend to sink It. The crew of these boats
consist of olllcers who volunteered and
stokers, o there Is no danger of their
refusal to obey orders and destroy the
renegade ship. The Knlaz Potemkine's
hours here are declared to be numbered.
RegrcV is, expressed, at the destruction of
ucri a splendid and powerful battleship
and at the loss of lite, but this 1 thought
to be preferable to the continued dishonor
ot It presence In the Black sea commanded
by mutineer. Several torpedo boats were
reported to be off Odessa last night. There
are other signs of activity among the
torpedo fleet. The whereabout of the
Knlaz Potemklne la not known here, but
It la reported to have left KustenJI.
Official Report of Mutiny.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 4. The govern
ment story of the events at Odessa a
published In the Official Messenger ha
been In great part already covered In the
statement made In official quarters and
cabled to the Associated Press since the
commencement of the outbreak. After
detailing the activity of the socialists'
revolutionary committee In ailrrlng up the
trlker ashore and the arrival of the
mutlnoua crew of the battleship Knlaz
Potemklne at Odessa on June 27 the account
The mutiny of the warships provided the
revolutionary committee with a good op
portunity to Influence the masses. Tne
committee Visited the battleship and as
sured the mutineers thai the garrison
of Odessa, had laid down its arms and that
the "whole Black sea squadron had Joined
band with the crew of the Knlaz Potem
klne. According to eye witnesses, officers
took an active part In the councils of the
battleship, especially two young cadets.
The results of the anarchist Intrigues
among the workmen and mutinous sailors
became Immediately evident. The troops
were unable to use their arms against the
crowds of workmen In the vicinity of the
harbor for fear ht an enfilading lire from
the battleship. The harbor, therefore, was
at the mercy of the mob, which pillaged
warehouses and vessels, oiened kegs of
wine and whisky and commenced a drunken
At night the fire were started. Nearly
everything In the harbor was destroyed,
the mob refusing to allow the firemen to
fight the Hames Among the property de-
iroyed Were the warehouses and stores
of the Russian Navigation and Commerce
company, the agency and stores of the
Danube Navigation company, the stores on
the Plutanoff piers, the Odessa harbor rail
road station, the harbor master's office,
part of the warehouses of the Russian
Navigation and Trading company and of
the Roeysky & Hoshnlne Co. 'a on the
new plor, the shipping oillce on Platanoff
pier, part of the cuul depot, all the build
ing of the quarantine hartior, twenty
wagons and six steamera belonging to
various companies. The railway freight
shed were pillaged and many rioters and
looters were burned olive while Intoxicated.
Mob Attack Troop.
several lime during the iiIkIu of June 28
i moo miacMii me iruups ana polio
n"w niKi.tii, uui culii .one nicy were
uailvred uy a volley uoiu the soldier,
'ill uuniber ol rioter limed or wounuea
i uoi yet known, but it must exceed
Mvoial Hundred. The damage can only
M estimated in the minions of roubles.
Nona ot Hie lepiescntailves of toe loieign
powei suffered. The cunauutles Were
uard)d by troop.
cm June rj a stale of war was pro
claimed and the ciiy was cordoned by
irwi. a iiv uiBoiucia lueu leusea.
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4 - v.i.i.i.., ,et.u.i niai ine:Corn Kxchanpe bank of Chicago, $HJ.;r"" ,
Klllal Poiomkln In the evening of June j Continental bank of Chicago, t o ono; N'-w Over the Station.
S fired three blank shots as prescribed by ' York Trust company of New York, iso.nni; : The Fourth of July spirit prevailed at th-
ths Russian naval codo for the funeral of 1 Fll,t N"""nHl ,,a,lk of Nw YoTk- -W: , police court and city Jail. Police Magistrate
Mllur, and followed these up Willi two
llv shut, destroying part of a house.
Other hut the battleship did no damage.
The govsrnnu in report then proceeds to
relate tin ariial of Rear Admiral Kruger'
tlquadron during the morning of June JO
AS the squadron approached the Odessa
As the Kinai Potriiikine pa.ssVd
in iiiuiinrei rvcenea uu ovation from
vr. jk llin MiuiHI X OOltMlOhOSelZ. I
jrr Auiiurm muger Hereupon siniidllej
ths siiuudron to lug around and re
turn to oebastupol, but tlie new of the
lieoil Potuedoiiuseti prevrntid that vesoel
fiom following and put a.luue nil their
officer, dlsttiined, Willi toe exception of
Lieutenant Origoiieff, who blew out Ins
bisinn. On the advice of the revolution.
lt a committee of twenty was tie, ted to
take chuige ol the vet..) under the di
rection of a boatswains mate, appar
ently against the latter will. Dissen
ion prevailed amopg the crew, only part
win. h v influenced by U.a revolution
1ms ttud wanted to follow the KnU l ot, m
kine. the lutter threatened to fire on the
OJoiiUnusd on Bucond Paa.)
FOURTH OF JULY ACCIDENTS
Five Dead In fn 1 ork and Four In
Philadelphia Hundred Are
NEW YORK. July 4 -Despite the efforts
of many Rmall boys and their elders the
Fourth of July wan comparatively quiet.
More than 1"Q boy and young men were
arrested and taken before magistrate's for
violation of the ordinance which forbids
the discharge of firearms In the streets
and the carrying of concealed weapons.
Altogether five deaths wrre recorded In
the city a a result of the day's celebra
tion and thu number of accidents reaches
Into the hundreds !
By the premature explosion of a
shell In the open breech of a flve
Inch gun (While a Fourth of July
salute was being fired at Castle William,
on Governor's Islnnd today. Private Cor
nelius Harrington of company H, Eighth
Infantry, was so badly Injured that he
may riot recover. fne arm was torn off,
hi right eye was blinded and he was ter
ribly burned on the head and body. Ser
geant Frank Webb of the same company
and regiment was also badly hurt and It
Is feared will lose the sight of one of his
eyes, but ho Is expeeted to recover.
Both men were removed to the hospital
on Governor's Iland and the firing of the
salute was continued.
An Inquiry to determine the cause of the
Ident will be mitl" Immediately.
"he first fatal accident in New York, due
he Fourth of July, wns reported shortly
a . midnight when Morris Komersteln
Was pierced through the heart by a pistol
bullet, which came In through a window of
a house In Monroe street In which he
BOSTON, July 4 During the ceremony
of flrlmt the national salute of forty-five
guns at Fort Warren, Boston harbor, today
the charge of the sixteenth round exploded
prematurely, Injuring two privates of the
Ninety-sixth company, coast artillery, one
Private James J. Buckley, who wns plac
ing the blank shell In the breech of a
slx-pounder, was frightfully Injured. The
explosion tore his left arm nearly to the
shoulder and the flying particles struck
him In the face, shattering the bones of
Private Hector McNeil was severely
burned and some of the powder grains
lodged In his eyes. An Investigation was
Immediately made to determine the cause
of the nceldent. but nothing In the ap
pearance of the guns disclosed It.
PHILADELPHIA. July 4. Four persons
flead, two probnhl.v fatally injured and
more tl.an 200 Injured. Is the result of In
dependence day celebration In this city up
to late tonight.
CHICAGO. July 4. Tn spite of the rigid
enforcement . the law restricting the
hour during hlch firecrackers may be
discharged, the list of accidents In Chicago
today la very large. Stray hullets found
their usual number of victims, but most
of the accidents were due to common
crackers, and children made up the large
majority of those Injured. Nearly a hundred
accidents were reported to the police, four
of which will probably prove fatal.
8T. IXl"IS. July 8. From reports received
by the police from St. Ixuls and vicinity
there have been no denths as the result of
accidents In connection with the celebration
of Independence day. Seventy-seven In
juries were reported previous to midnight,
seventeen of which are serious.
CINCINNATI, July 4. Follce records here
today show that one person was killed and
over seventy-five slightly Injured while
celebrating the Fourth of July.
INDIANAPOLIS. July 4. Twenty-six
boys, ranging In age from 8 to 19, were
painfully Injured by explosives during the
celebration of Independence day In this cltv.
MARION, O., July 4. Frank Ried. aged
16 years, was seriously injured today by
the explosion of a can of powder. Judson
Phelps was another Fourth of July lctlm.
having been shot In the leg by a revolver.
CHEYENNE, Wyo July 4. Mrs. James
Jlllch. mother-in-law of Judge J. A. Rlner
of the I 'tilted State district court, dropied
dead at Judge Rlner's home today of heart
failure Just after the explosion of a glunt
firecracker In front of the house. She wa
66 years old and was one of Cheyenne's
KANSAS BANKS HAVE A REST
Take Advantage of Holiday to Pre
pare for Farther Huns
TOPEKA. Kan., July 4.-Independence
day afforded the financial situation In To- i B'ufrs Ilnes getting the bulk of the traf
peka resulting from the failure yesterday flc ,or 16 Manawa. Along about noon
of the First National bank, a respite, j th carB running to the parks, Riverside,
Banks on which there were runs jester- Hanscom. Courtland beach. K rug and Flor-
day took advantage of the holiday to fur- ence- ""Kn to a" a thrifty business. The
ther strengthen their institutions, and the j 'rafflo Increased by bounds In the after
different officers reiterated previous state- : noon to 811 ,he P'ks. Additional cars
ments that they were prepared to .with- ! h,l(1 to be put on accommodate the
stand any demands made upon them. ! "ow53 an ,he ame observation Is true
A positive announcement has been made j of the Walnut Hill line to Krug park. At
by a man well acquainted With the affairs I s ol",k ' " almost Impossible to get
of the First National bank thai the instl- i fver' tt footing on the Walnut Hill lino
tution would not again open Its doors and i nnd ,n Courtland beach cars also carried
resume business Immense crowds, going and coming dur-
Whlle I Ulieve that the bank will pay J the n,lr,' afternoon.
every dollar of Its Indebtedness." said ho. Kx,ra car8 han to be Put on the llne8
"U will not open again for business. I night to accommodate the returning
think the depositors will receive their crowds from the parks. It is estimated
money within a month." nnt between " and 7,tXl people were
C. J. Devlin's phvs.clan stated today ! hauled to Riverside park during the day.
that his patient had slept well last night, i At least half that number went to Court
although under the Influence of opiates, i Ian ''each during the afternoon, and at
and that his condition was favorable. ! least 6.WO people visited Krug park. The
C. E. llawlev. cashier of the First No- : Florence line came In for a big day's
I tlonal bunk
who Keen ill f,.r .
is said to be prostrated, a nervous
The following Is a complete list
First National 1,hiiU of Tnneka. il.JOO.OiH):
Central National bank of T..peku. S.3.'.CM;
Hank of Topeka, $75.0uO; National Bank of
Commerce. Kansas City, $lio,0uo: American
National bank of Kansas ity. itHUno;
City National hank of Kansas City, ihmi'On;
Fourth National bank of St. Louis, triui.oiiu;
eiitral trust company or i. nieago. j.,u.i
This does' not Include the alleeed llabll-
Itv of I71".i to the Baltimore Trust com
pany, of which nothing is known posi
tively, nor small unknown liabilities to
the Tolui'a and Spring Valley. Ill . banks.
KANSAS CITY, July 4. Clifford Histed.
attorney for Devlin, who Kpent the day here
' In conference with the creditors' committer
appointed yesterday, was summoned to To-
I l" "" " ' said, to confer with J.
! K. Hurley, general nmnage.r of the Santa
. Fe railroad
lt Is believed that a sale of
the Toluca. Marquette & Northern railway
and Devlin's mining Interest near Toluca,
111., la about to Ik- consummated. Devlin
values this property at i.l.'Oi.C'W.
Kills Husband and Hersrll.
PORTLAND. Ore, July l.-Mrs Ger
trude Dodgson today tiiot and killed her
husband. Tl.nmas Dudgeon, and then killed
herself The tragedy look place at Twelfth
ai:d Noi-thup ureet. The couple were
walking along the street, the wife pleading
with her husband. A they upprouched the
hotel Northern, the woman drew a re
volver and fired at her husband, who fell
dead St-e then shot herself. Jealousy was
SAFE AND SANE IN OMAHA
Plenty of Patriotism and Pleasure and
Very Liule Noise.
ONLY A FEW ACCIDENTS REPORTED
Loral Surgeons Have Quiet Day
Result of Suppression of Danger
ou Firework and Blank
The celebration of the Fourth of July in
Omaha yesterday wa exceptionally quiet
and orderly, a condition attributable to the
wise precaution taken by the city author
ities to eliminate the blank cartridge, the
noisy torpedo and the dynamite firecracker
as features of tho day's observance. Fire
crackers there were galore, and torpedo
canes were In evidence everywhere, but th"
bombardment was mild and endurable as
compared with other years, and the conse
quent result has been that serious accidents
are reduced to the extreme minimum.
The da,- was eool and bracing and the
clouds softened the glare of the sun to such
a degree that It was a pleasure to be out
of doors. The parks were thronged during
the afternoon with picnic parties and vis
itors to a greater extent than for some
years past. The celebration of the day
was free and Informal. Business houses
generally closed at 11 o'clock, thouptj some
remained closed all day. Flags were fly
ing everywhere, those on the public build
ing being at half-mast In memory of Sec
retary of State John Hay.
During the early part of last night there
was a very general display of fireworks In
almost every part of the city, the display
being of a private character, made from
the various homes of the city. The thunder
storm cut short the pyrotechnic display.
Fewer accidents resulting from the Fourth
of July celebration are reported as occur
ring yesterday than for many years In the
city of Omaha.
noy Mar Lose Rye.
The most serious accident thus far ascer
tained Is to Wilfred Bradfleld. aged 16 years,
living at rot'. South Thirty-fourth street.
Injured about the face and eyes from the
premature explosion of a large firecracker.
The accident occurred near his home about
4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Dr. D. C.
Bryant was the attending physician. The
Injured boy was subsequently taken to St.
Joseph's hospital for treatment. His face
Is badly burned and one eye may be perm
anently Injured. The other eye Is hurt,
but not seriously. The Injured lad
was unconscious for some hours after the
accident, hut at last leports late last night
he was resting easily, though the full ex
tent of the Injury to his eye can not be de
termined for a day or two.
Dr. Bryant reports another boy of 15 or 16
years who came to his office, 3008 Sherman
avenue, for treatment for an Injured eye
as a result of a firecracker explosion. The
Injury was a severe one, but the name of
the boy could not be remembered by Dr.
Dr. Paul Elllss, at Twenty-fourth and
Ames, reports having treated Nels Ander
son, a young man living west of Fort
Omaha, who lost one finger, and another
S.dl: Vtc; ' t li the explosion of u my
cannon. He also reports treating one or
two minor accidents, merely powder burns,
but he did not get the names of the Injured
The only Fourth of July fire occurred
about 6:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon when
No. 3 engine house received a call to 1711
St. Mary's avenue. Some small boys In
en upstairs window, throwing firecrack
ers below, was the cause of the alarm.
There was no damage done, the blaze be
ing extinguished before the department
arrived. This Is the only alarm turned
tn all day, which breaks the record.
Earle Priest, a 13-year-old messenger boy
employed at the Windsor atahlea, was the
only victim of a Fourth of July accident
i coming under the care of the police sur
j geon. About 9 o'clock last night the boy
was sending some roman candles Into the
I air and one of them started the wrong way
and got up his sleeve. Young Priest was
r.ot severely burned, but Police Surgeon
Langdon was called and dressed his burn.
MAXY THOUSANDS OX THE CABS
People Take Advantage of the Mee
Weather to no Out.
The pleasant weather of the Fourth was
an Incentive for about everybody to pat
ronize the street cars. The morning traf-
! ftc wa" exceptionally good, the Council
i work as did the Hanscom para line, over
S.0OO Omaha people visited Lake Manawa
during the day, which contributed very
' materially to the revenues of that line.
KOUrKO (irfw poiiiw o.e.' in inn unit iain.
: The DUIK OI me siren e, irauic wan im-
' rled during the afternoon up to about 6
I QIIF.T TIME FOR THE POLICEMEN'
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Berks wa at court bright and early and
before the rank and file of pleasure had
bestirred Itself the police Judge wa busy
decorating the court room In honor of the
1 national holiday and In accordance with his
' time-honored custom. A large strip of
' bunting was placed across the room Just In
front of the Judge's desk, and all who stood
j under the bunting of star, and stripe, did
not leave hope tiemna. for nearly every
one was discharged In police court. In tho
case of one or two serious offenders the
cases were put off for a few days.
The new flag bought for the police sta
tion floated proudly to the breese from the
high pole In front of the station. At the
peep of dawn the large emblem of liberty
was hoisted and the fabric seemed to oe
come a thing of life, so eagerly did It spread
to the breese. The office of the city Jail was
From the police standpoint the day wa
a quiet one. Vp to ti p. m. only seven ar
rests had been registered on the books, but
lConUnu4 on Second Page.)
FAIRBANKS ON INDEPENDENCE
lee President of i the t nlted States
Address Ohio Crowd at
t'RBANA, O., July 4 A three-day cen
tennial celebration of founding of
Champaign county as an organized county
of Ohio, began here today, an address by
Vice President Fairbanks, who was born
Just across the line In I'nlon county, being
the feature of the day. Mr. Fairbanks
said in part:
This Is essentially freedom's day. The
people do well to lay aside their customary
duties and celebrate it. It Is the day above
all others when we should reverently and
gratefully recall the sacrifices and recount
the story of those who fought so wonder
ously in freedom s holy name in the years
which are past. The continental fathers
set a high standard of devotion and duty
to country. The story of their heroic en
deavor. Is ever Inspiring Their sons,
actuated by their example, have extended
the zone of human liberty. The primi-
rles enunciated so felicitously In the
declaration of Independence have Iiecn the
people s unfailing guide, and they have
given freedom to millions In their own
land and millions more In the distant seas.
Freedom has ever come as a free will of
fering It has been purchased by the
blood of those who so loved It that they
were willing to die, if need tie, that others
might enjoy it. Yes. we have so loved it
that wo have not onl" drawn tr sword
to win it ourselves, but have assembled
our fleets and marshalled our armies to
give It to aliens who were oppressed.
Our people are rilled with the true na
tional spirit. There Is nowhere among us
any divided allegiano . The brave men
wiio put their hands to the Declaration
of Independence Hhd those who made good
their challenge to King George the 1 lilrd,
set an example of high devotion to lib
erty and country which should be an in
spiration to us and our children and their
children's children forever and ever.
We have much reason to he grateful
for while there are wars and rumors of
wars about the earth, while other peoples
are In the throes of unresi and revolution,
our people are walking the ways of peace,
prepared for war, but praying that it may
never again disturb our national tran
quillity. A wise and Just course in our
relations with other powers v ill largely
Insure us against any International breach.
We -nay Justly take pride In the fact
that President Roosevelt has pointed the
way to the re-establishment ot peace In
the orient. We find that the debate upon
the battlefield and uron the seas must.
In the final analysis, be concluded In the
deliberative chamber. Would it not seem
that It were possible for men to come to
reason upon great international Issues be
fore the Infraction of International peace?
u.v thu nnwent of the world take a les
son of what has occurred and is occurring
and establish some method by which they
mav settle their differences In a manner
consistent with their honor, without first
Invoking the sword, without shedding each
others blood and bankrupting each others
treasury? , . . . .
As we gather about the altars of patriot
Ism todav we take new courage and are
filled with fresh purpose to preserve un
polluted our sacred temple of liberty.
NEW YORK, July 4. The Tammany so
ciety's annual Fourth of July celebration
In front of the Wigwam In Fourteenth
street constituted about the only public
exercises In observance of the Fourth about
Manhattan. The chief speakers of the
Tammany program were to be Governor
Robert Glenn of North Carolina and Lieu
tenant Sanders of Louisiana, and "short
talks" were planned by a number of prom
inent members of the society. After the
celebration the society had open house and
luncheon was served.
A big celebration wns held In the Bronx
by tho McKlnley Po'e and Flag associa
tion at which patrlot c speeches were de
livered and the Knight of Columbus united
In a big celebration w.th speeches and
music in Prospect park, Brooklyn. There
were Innumerable picnics and the city was
as noisy and bedecked with flags and bunt
ing as usual.
WASHINGTON, D. C July 4. Today
was one of the quietest Fourths ever cele
brated In this city, .due to the stringent
police regulations limiting tne size of the
firecrackers and the hours during which
they should be fired. The principal event
was a patriotic demonstration at Memorial
Continental hall, under the auspices of
the Daughters of the American Revolution,
and the Sons of the Revolution. Mr. Don
ald McLean, president general of the
STATUE OF GENERAL MEAGHER
nronre Memorlnl of Leader of the
Famous Irish rtrignde In
veiled at Helena,
HELENA, Mont., July 4. An heroic
equestrian bmnze statue of General Thomas
Francis Meagher, leader of the Irish bri
gade In the civil war and later secretary
and acting governor of the territory of
Montana, was unveiled In the capltol
grounds this afternoon In the presence of
people from all parts of the state. Gov
ernor Toole, IJeutenant Governor Morris
and other Montanans participated In the
ceremony. Colonel John D. Flnnerty of
Chicago delivered the principal address,
paying an eloquent tribute to Meagher
and the soldiers of the civil war. The
statue was designed by Sculptor Mulligan
of Chicago and la pronounced a faithful
likeness of tho dead general. July 1. 1.67,
thirty-eight years and three days ago to
day. General Meagher fell from a steam
boat at Fort Benton Into the Missouri river
and was drowned. His body was never
recovered. His widow still lives at Rye,
ALLEGED MURDRESS RELEASED
Olrl Accused of Killing Sweetheart
and Attempting: Suicide la
WHEATON, Minn., July 4. Antoinette
Seldenstlcker, the 14-year-old girl who has
been on trial here for the murder of H r-
I man Bhlpp. has been acquitted.
clerk pronounced the words, "Not guilty,"
the girl, who has held up bravely through
out the trial, threw her arms about her
attorney's neck and burst Into tears. The
verdict, which was a popular one, was
reacher after only thirty tnlnuts' c"ellb
eration. The crime for which the girl was on
trial was committed last May. She and
Shlpp had been sweetheurts, but uhe dis
covered that he was paying attentions to
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the same time she made a desperate effort
when that failed by throwing herself in j
front of a moving train.
SEARCH FOR WHITE UNAVAILING
Sheriff Certain Man I Somewhere
Along; that Branch of
UKA.MJ isi-AMJ, Juiy special.)- Vopft gem,ral secretary of the United so
Sheriff Taylor returned late last j c(.tv'
night from a second trip up j At night there will be an International
to 6'.. Llbory In quest of Virgil feativai of praise with a cr.oru of 2,500
White, missing Des Moines lawyer, but i VOOPB.
again his search had been fruitless. Mall j T)lf.rp is already In progress a lively con
Agent Bovdston, to whom the two let- t(,, for the next convention, the con-
ter were given, written by White and
mailed from St. Llbory, Is quite positive,
from the description, that It wa White
himself who gave him the letters. And
It 1 tlll the belief of Sheriff Taylor that
White went up thl branch somewhere to
work oa farm.
MURDER GROWS FROM BRAWL
Palal Shooting at Saloon Near Benson
Daring Progress of Picnic.
INTOXICATED ITALIAN HUNTS FOR TROUBLE
(Joes with Companion to Make
Trouble nnd Wind I p hy Kllllng
Charles Jones, an Electric
During a quarrel In the saloon of William
Huntslnger, on Military avenue Just west
of K rug's park, Charles Jones of 3407
Parker street was shot and Instantly- killed
by Antonio Pistlllo, an Italian employed
on the I'nlon Pacific bridge gang, which
Is working on the road near South Omaha.
Pistlllo Is still at large and Is thought to
be In hiding In the woods north of Benson
In the vicinity of Irvlngton.
Four men, who were with Pistlllo at the
time of the shooting are now In Jail held
as state witnesses. They are H. Jacobsen,
Martin McGovern, both of whom live In
Benson, and E. KUllan and Frank Kll
llan, who reside on Parker street between
Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth streets.
The story of the killing as told by wit
nesses is that about 4.30 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon the five men, the four under ar
rest nnd Pistlllo. came to the saloon from
Benson and at that time were under the
Influence of liquor. An Italian society
was holding a picnic In Military park In the
rear of the snloon, and when the five young
men went to the bar-room they demanded
admission to the park, where, as they told
the bar-keeper, they could "guy the Ital
ians." The bar-keeper refused to let them
go Into the rark, but they finally suc
ceeded In getting admission and at once
Intruder Mere Troublesome.
They had trouble with almost everyone
In the garden, Including Charles Jones, the
young man who was shot. It is said that
Jones left the park soon after the trouble
started and the five men who had been
making the disturbance started out after
him. They again started the disturbance.
Pistlllo, It Is nald, told Jones, "I can lick
you." One word brought on another and
the Italian drew a revolver and shot, strik
ing his victim in the neck on the right
side, severing the Jugular vein. Jones died
Instantly. A second shot was fired by
Pistlllo, but It did not take effect. After
the shooting Iistlllo returned to fhe park,
deliberately climbed over the fence and
started northward, without a person in the
crowd to Interfere, although there were
at least fifty people who saw him going
and knew the circumstances.
A description of the murderer has been
given to the police and a sharp lookout is
being kept. It is said that Pistlllo has been
stopping at a boarding house on South
Twentieth street, although the directory
does not give his name.
Charles Jones, the young man who was
shot, was a lineman for the Omaha Elec
tric Light and Power company and had
been In the employ of this company for
a number of years.. HI father, George B.
Jones, employed at the t'nlon Pacific shops
In this cly, but for the past two- or 'threo
weeks has been on a vacation In Ohio.
It is not now known Just what Ills exact
address is, but he Is either In Toledo of
Detroit. A message was sent to both ad
dresses last night by Coroner Bralley, but
at a late holir he had not been heard
Mother Waiting- for Him.
A pathetic incident of the killing of
young Jones was that when Coroner
Bralley went to the house to notify the
mother of tho tragic death of her son.
Mrs Jones was sitting on the porch wait
ing for him to come home, and was fear
ful lest he might not return before the
rain came. She was almost frantic with
grief, but bore up well under the stratn.
The father and mother and a sister, a
girl of 10 years, are the only survivors.
The young man la but 12 years of age and
Coroner - Bralley took charge of the re
mains and removed the body to the morgue,
where an lnqoest will probably be held
YOUNG CHRISTIANS MEET
International Endeavor Convention
Begin In Baltimore thl
BALTIMORE. July 4. All the railway
trains and coast steamers arriving here
today brought delegations to the twenty
second annual International Christian En
deavor convention which Is to be formally
opened In this city tomorrow. It Is ex
pected that by tomorrow 20,000 visitors
will be here. Local committees announce
that comfortable accommodations have
been prepared for all. All the evangelical
churches and many residences and business
houses have been decorated In honor of
the convention, which will be In session
five day. The sessions will be held In
Armory hall, which has a seating capacity
of 16,010. while auxiliary meetings will be
held In Lyric hall, with seats for 4.000.
There will be little real routine business
to transact during the convention and the
only actual business meeting will be held
tomorrow morning In the Hotel Belvldere,
when the annual business meeting of the
I'nlted Society of the Christian Endeavor
corporation will take place. At this meet
lug the officers and trustees of the I'nlted
society for the ensuing year will bo
elected, the annual reports of the officers
and business agents will be presented and
any other business transacted which may
legally come within the scope of the meet
ing. This will be followed by a meeting
of the trustees of tho Fnlted sfcclety and
will probably conclude all the routine busi
ness of the" convention.
The regular opening of the convention
will take place In Armory hall at 3 o'clock
In the afternoon with Rev. Dr. Francis E.
, president of the ?'nUed society, pre-
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gates will be made by Governor Warrleld.
representing the state of Maryland: Mayor
Tlmanus. representing tie city of Haiti-
more; Rev. Oliver il'ickel, represent
ing the ministers of Baltimore and
Chairman W. C. At wood, on behalf of the
President Clark will respond to these
salutations. The annual review of the field
of Christian Endeavor work hrougho4it
h world will be given by Mr. Von Ogden
testants being Minneapolis. Indianapolis,
I.o Angele and Seattle and a large quan
tity of literature and badges In ln-half r.f
these is being freely distributed among
delegates and other.
The ror'ei will not be decided until next
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Wednesday nnd Thursday.
Temperature at Omahai
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MITCHELL WILL FILE APPEAL
Attorney for the Oregon Senator
Seek to Take Case Direct to
PORTLAND, Ore.. July 4-Counsel for
I'nlted States Senator Mitchell will ap
peal his case from tho decision of last
night. On Monday a' motion will be
made for a new trial. It Is expected that
counsel for tl convicted senator will
endeavor to bring the case directly to the
attention of the supreme court of the
I'nlted States. If possible the t'nlted
States circuit court of appeals will bo
I'pon being questioned today District At
torney Honey said he saw no grounds for
an appeal In the case, and he believed that
the law would not allow the senator the
right of further hearing
The I'nlted States circuit court of appeals
meets in Portland on September 3. If
that tribunal shall be appealed to. Judges
W. W. Morrow. W. B. Gilbert and J. H.
Ross will alt en bane and determine the
points of law In the case, and give their
decision as to whether there are grounds
for the case going before tho supreme
It Is stated that the Jury' In the case
of I'nlted States Senator Mitchell took
six ballots before arriving at a verdict.
Five ballots showed eleven Jurors for con
viction. It Is expected that the other Indictment
pending against Senator Mitchell, charg
ing conspiracy with Puter and others to
defraud the government of its lands, will
be dropped. What penalty will be Im
posed by Judge Delia ven can only be con
jectured. The statute provides for both
Imprisonment for not more than two years
and for a fine of not to exceed $10,000.
Since the trial began Senator Mitchell has
been nt liberty upon his own recognizance,
and this will be continued until after sen
tence Is pronounced, at least, rending the
appeal for n new trial Senator Mitchell
will be a member of tho I'nlted States
senate and he will draw his salary. He
may appear In the committee rooms and
continue his duties ns usual, but ho can
not, until the case reaches a final decision,
appear upon the floor of the senate and
resume his seat. This will not be possi
ble unless the decision shall be favorable
The convicted senator left his hotel early
today accompanied by his friends.
All efforts on the part of the newspaper
men to Interview the senator today have
HOLDUP MEN VISIT A SALOON
Peter Hanson, the Proprietor, Shot In
Shoulder and Occupant of
Five masked highwaymen entered the
saloon of Peter Hanson, Fifty-sixth and
Center streets, shortly after midnight last
night and held up and robbed the proprie
tor and twelve men and one woman who
were In the place at the time. It la not
known how much money was taken from
the victims, but It Is said that all they
possessed at the time was taken by the
robbers. Three of the men came In the
front door of the place and commanded
the occupants to surrender, which they
did with the exception of Hanson, the pro
prietor, and one other man, who started
out the back door. When the door was
opened the two men discovered two other
masked robber at the rear door, and they
gave the customary command. Hanson did
not obey the order as quickly as the rob
ber desired and a bullet was sent after
him, striking In the right shoulder. It
Is not known how badly he was Injured.
After the holdups had finished their
work they left the place by the front door,
with their guns still pointed ut the occu
pant! of the saloon. They have made good
their escape. More than an hour liud
passed before the affair wa reported to
the police. The location of the saloon be
ing outside of the city limits, the sheriff s
office was notified and a deputy sheriff
was sent to the scene, but at a little after
2 o'clock no detailed report of the robbery
TWO ELECTRIC CARS COLLIDE
Eighteen People Injured, Four
Them Serlonaly, a av
CEDAR RAPIDS. Ia., July 4. (Special
Telegram.) Eighteen people were Injured,
i four seriously, by a head-on collision on
the Cedar Rapjds & Iowa City interurban
railroad near Swisher this evening. The
car were carrying picnicker from an out
ing at Mid River park when Che accident
occurred on a sharp curve. A lap In orders
by the telephone dispatcher Is given as
the cause of the wreck. Roth cars were
loaded to the fullest capacity.
Motorman Harry Beall, Cedar Rapids,
both legs broken, badly cut and bruised;
William Elevee. Iowa City, both feet
crushed and injuries to head.
Robert Halre, 212 Seventh avenue, Cedar
Raslds, badly bruised and cut.
H. G. McMillan, Jr., MO First avenue,
Cedar Rapids, Injured In back and cut
According to the statements of the physl-
l clans only these four are seriously in
' Jured. The others are expected to recover
I In a few day. Eighteen were hurt, the
i most of them receiving only minor cuts
i and bruises.
i Movement of Ocean easels July 4.
' At New York Arrived : Kaiser Wilhelm
t II. from Bremen; ' G.rty. from Trieste.
; Sailed: Kaiser Wilhelm der Crosse, for Hre
. men; Armenian, for Livcip.,o; Sicilian
i I'rince. for Genoa.
1 At Glasgow Arrived: Furnessla, from
. New York.
' At Antwerp Arrived: Krootiland, from
i New York.
At Genoa Arrived: Llgurla, fr.'i New
York, via Naples.
At Naples Arrived: Georgia, from New
At Hamburg Arrived : Assuan. from San
j Francis, o. Sailed: geraphls. for San Frau-
At Palermo Sailed : Glulla. for New York.
, At Mai ellle Sailed . Oermanlu, for Ne v
I 11 I la vr Am ll.xl TfintulMn:, for Vail-
York; Sardinian, for Montreal.
At I.eit h Sailed : Montana, for Baltimore.
At l .ieiren Arriv ed : Kroniz Wilhelm,
from Nw Yrrk.
Al Liverpool Balled : Car'haglnlan. for
Philadf Iplna; Lake liiampluln, fur Mon
treal ca&oma, for lioslon.
BLUFF FOR NORWAY
Order Isiuecl for the Mobilisation of th
Army of Sweden.
MILITARY SUPPORT FOR THE RIKSDAG
Aotion Intended to Gits Force to Stand
of Special Committeet
WITH KING OSCAR
Sftjs He Will Not Permit Son or Grandson
to Accept Throne of Norway.
DEFENDS VETO OF CONSULAR BILL
111 Majesty States that He Acted
Clearly Within III Conatltav
tlonal Hlaht and Duties
. a Sovereign.
PTOCKHOUM. July 4 The Associated
Press Is In a position to tate that an or
der for the mobilization of the Swedish
army has been Issued and that a proclama
tion to this effect will probably be Issued
within a week. The mobilization Is In
tended as a means of giving added force to
any proposal for settlement which the spe
cial committee appointed by the Riksdag
may make to the Norwegian Storthing.
king Oscar Interviewed.
King Oscar granted a private audience to
the correspondent of the Associated Pres
at the royal palace today. In a lengthy
conversation his majesty expressed his
views on the present situation and said em
phatically that he would never allow any
of his sons or his grandsons to accept the
Norwegian throne. In speaking of the at
titude of Norway, the king displayed deep
emotion and expressed his heartfelt sorrow
at Norway's treatment of him after thirty
two years of unceasing labor for Its happi
ness and prosperity.
His majesty said he wished to convey
through the Associated Press his gratitude
for hundreds of expressions of sympathy
received from the t'nlted States.
In the course of the conversation King
Oscar reiterated his official utterances re
garding his position on the consular bill
passed by the Storthing and the ev?nts
which followed his vetoe of It, and said.
When fhe king of Norway considers th.vt
the welfare of the country demands thai
he shall veto a bill passed by the Stor
thing his right to do so Is unconditionally
shown in Norway's constitution, and he
would be false to his oath If he did not ex
ercise this right in accordance with his
The constitution gives tho Storthing the
power to pass a bill over my veto, provid
ing, however,, that thl can only be done
by the bill being passed bv three con
secutively elected Storthing. The consular
bill was only passed by one Storthing.
Constitution of Norway.
As king of Norway, It was of the utmost
necessity that 1 should keep before my eye
the first nrticle of the Norwegian constitu
tion, which reads, "The klndom of Norway
Is a free. Independent, Indivisible and in
alienable country united to Sweden under
one king." Therefore, it wa imieratlve
before approving a bill eeparatlng the con
sular systems of Sweden and Norway that
I should consider the welfare and Interests
of both countries, and I had a perfect right,
as king of Norway, to refuse my sanction.
The refusal of the Norwegian cabinet to
countorMgn my veto was Inexcusable, as the
constitution prescribes that the king may
decide action according to his Judgment,
nnd that all his orders must be counter
signed by tho cabinet.
Thus the Norwegian constitution, my own
conscience and my consideration of tho
welfare of both kingdoms were the guide to
my action In vetoing the consular bill.
This Is the first Interview granted by
King Oscar to any correspondent. His
majesty had been advised not to talk for
publication, and every effort was made by
his entourage to prevent access to him.
The Associated Press correspondent, how
ever, received a communication last evening
summoning lilm to a private audience today.
WOMEN ELECT OFFICERS
Mis Susan R. Anthony Again Chosen
President of National Suf
PORTLAND, Or., July 4. The National
Woman Suffrage association today unani
mously elected the old officer with the
exception of the vice president at large
and i.econd auditor. The board sts.nds as
President, Susan B. Anthony, New Tork;
vice president, Florence Kelley, Illinois;
corresponding secretary, Kate M. Oordon,
Louisiana; recording secretary, Alice Stone
Blarkwill, Massachussetts; treasurer, Har
riet Taylor, I'pton, O. ; first auditor. Laura
Clay, Kentucky; second auditor. Dr. An
nice Jeffreys Meyers, Portland.
The delegates voted to change the by
laws requiring alternate conventions to be
held to Washington and made It optional.
Invitations wore received from Baltimore,
Chicago and Detroit, extended by various
Aldresses were made today by Mrs. Flor
ence Kelley, general secretary of the Na
tional Consumer's league, and Henry B.
plackwell, editor of the Woman' Jour
In the evening the Fourth of July oration
was pronounced by Mrs. Carrie Chapman
Ca.t, an original poem, "Freed," was read
by Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Ftllman and
Miss. Mary S. Anthony, sister of Susan B.,
nnd almost the only survivor of those who
attended the first woman' rights conven
tion In 1M6, read "The Woman's Declaration
of Independence." written by Elizabeth
Cady Stanton and Lucretla Mott and
adopted on that occasion.
MOflE LAND THROWN OPEN
Half Million Acre in Oklahoma
Will Soon Be Settled by
EL RENO, Okl., July 4.-The 6O0.O0O-ar
Indian pasture reserve lying outhwest of
El Reno hu been ordered by Secretary of
the Interior Hitchcock opened to settle
ment. The opening means the furnishing
of 3.12S more home to settlers and another
tide of emigration to southwestern Okla
homa. Indian Agent Itandlett was notified todsy
by telephone from Anadarko to prepare
leases and advertise at once for bids to
be opened on December 4 next. All tho
lands will be leased In 160-acre tracts for
a period of five year from January I,
Vtt, at the minimum price of 25 cent per
acre ier year. No one person will be al
lowed to lease to exceed two section of
land and all bids must be made ceparalely
for each quarter section. The rules rs
qulre tach lea. e to cultivate all tillable
land up to 75 h r cent of the land leased.
The leasee la given the privilege of re
leasing at an appraised valuation at th
end of five years. No subleasing will ba
allowed without the consent ot lit
tary ut ,h interior.
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