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OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 7, 1903 TEN PAGES.
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BODY OF PAUL JOXES
American Ambassador! Take Charge of
Remains of t1 Hero.
CEREMONIES IN PARIS ARE IMPOSING
Caiiet ii Vow Guarded by Bqnad of Blue
GREAT OVATION FOR THE MARINES
Appearance of Yaii.ee Tan on Boulerards
SPEECHES BY PORTER AND LOOMIS
Body Takri to (htrkoirg on Special
, Trala Darin the Right
It Wan Trnnsferred
PARIS, July .-ln the presence e
highest dignitaries of France, the
matlc representatives of many foreign ,
ernments and civil ana naval officials of .
United States, the body of Admiral Jol.
Paul Jones was today formally deliverer
to the United States government. The cer
emony was one combining Impressive dig
nity, with brilliant military and naval
pomp. In which the soldiers and sailors of
France, and the sailors of America united
In rendering honors to the illustrious
founder of the American navy.
The unusual sight of a detach
ment of United States sailors and
marines swinging througn the central
thoroughfares of Paris today aroused great
Interest and brought out an enthusiastic
ovation from the crowds along the line of
march. Ths American naval contingent,
numbering BOO men vlth twenty-five offi
cers, left Cherbourg In two special trains
at S o'clock this morning, arriving at the
Invalades railroad station at 11:45 a. m. In
spite of the hard night s ride the sailors
and marines presented a fine appearance
as they emerged from the station. They
were uniformed as a landing party, wearing
the regulation gaiters and carrying rifles
with fixed bayonets. A company of French
Infantry was drawn up fronting the sta
tion to receive the Americans. The latter
formed In battalion and unfurled the
American flag and naval ensign. At the
same moment the French troops came to
the salute, the French standard was dipped,
the French band struck up "The Star
Snangled Banner" and the great crowds
which had surged across the Alexander
bridge shouted, "Vive Les Amerlcalns" and
"Vive La France," the entire multitude
uncovering respectfully while the Amer
ican anthem was played.
March Through Streets.
Another outburst of enthusiasm greeted
the "Marseillaise," and then the French
escort took up the Una of march across
the Esplanade of the Invalides to the
Avenue Piquet, and thence to the military
school. All along the route the streets
.were lined by dense crowds eager to see the
"Arriertra,hB,"50men Waved their handker
cyhlefa and miniature flags and there was
' a continuous shout of "Vive Les Amer
Icalrics." The Americans made a most favorable
Impression by their sturdy bronzed ap
pearance and the smartness of their move
ments. They were received at the mili
tary school by a battalion of French troops
drawn up in the great court. Again the
national anthems were played and salutes
were exchanged. The Americans were
then taken within the military school,
which serves as the barracks during their
The American sailors and French sol
diers were soon on the most friendly basis,
frater ting, eating and chatting together
while awaiting the ceremony of the delivery
of Paul Jones' body at the American
church on the Avenue de 1'Alma at 1:30
t Americans Receive Body.
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of Admiral John Paul Jones to the rep
resentatives of the United States was held
at 1.30 this afternoon In the American
church on the Avenue Ie 1'Alma In the pres
ence of a distinguished gathering of the
highest official, military and naval digni
taries of France, the diplomatic representa
tives of many countries and the special am
bassadors and naval authorities sent from
the United States to receive the body.
Within the church was beautifully dec
t . orated with flowers. The casket rested in
front Of the chancel with a silken Amer
ican flag draped over it, while Innumerable
floral emblems were banked about It. The
front pews were occupied by Ambassador
McCormick, Senior Special Ambassador
Porter, Junior Special Ambassador Loomis,
Rear Admiral Slgsbee and the commanding
officers of the American squadron. Across
. the aisle sst Premier Rouvier and other
cabinet members, and practically the en
tire members of the , diplomatic corps.
The American Naval league, the Sons of
the Revolution, the Order of the Cincinnati
and the other patriotic organisations with
many women occupied the body of the
The formal ceremony consisted of the
delivery of the body by General Porter, as
the finder and custodian, to Mr. Loomis.
representing the United States, appointed
to receive it, and Mr. Loomis commission
ing Admiral Slgsbee to 'transport it to
In discharging his duty General Porter
An earnest expression of recognition Is
due to the accomplished savants of Fiance
to whose acknowledged skill and entire ac
curacy we owe til absolute certainty of
Identification of the body which is so mar
Whoa congress adopted the present form
of the American ring It embodied In the
same resolution the appointment of Captain
Jones to command the ship Hanger. Wlieu
he received the news history attributes io
him the tollowlng remark: ''The Aug and 1
are twins. Born the same hour from the
same womb of destiny, we cannot be parted
In lite or death."
Alus. they were parted during 11S years,
but happily they are now reunited.
Mr. Loomis Replies.
Mr. Loomis, in receiving the tody, said:
America unfortunately exemplified the
Idea that republics at ungrateful and in
the stress of the struggle ot building a new
country forgot for a lime Its great hero.
France, be it said to us credit, remembered
Jones In appropriate, handsome and louch-
ng ways, showing as ever Its Intimate and
.plendid appreciation of aenius. Now- He
me lapw of more than a century through
the peislstent endeavors and patriotic pur-
Cnse of (ieneral Porter and with the ever
tndly and generous assistance of the
French government, the body of Paul Jones
I have the honor in behalf of the presi
dent of the United States to accept the cus
tody of the casket which encloses It slid h
commit the Udy to the worthy hands of
In a brief speech Admiral Slgsbee ac
cepted the commission of conveying the
body to the fulled States.
At the conclusion' a detachment of ma
rines bora the casket to an artillery caisson
In waiting at the doorway and the cortege
(Continued, on Seoucd Page.)
FRENCH SOCIALISTS BARRED
M. Janrr Will ot Re Permitted to
Speak in the German
MERLIN, July . Chancellor von Buelnw
telegraphed to Prince Radolin. the German
ambassador, at Paris today to Inform M.
Jaures. the French socialistic leader, that
the German government thought It best
to debar him from speaking in Berlin,
July 9, as It had been announced he in
Thi Invitation to "M. Jaures came from
the socialist executive committee ruling the
party and was designed to advance the so
cialist opposition to the government's
Moroccan policy and to demonstrate the
similarities of view on foreign questions
of socialists of all countries The subject
chosen was the task of the social democ
racy In the preservation of the world's
peace and the solidarity of the Interna
tional proletariat. Allusions had been made
In the Reichstag by Chancellor von Uuelow
to the contrasts between Herr Rebel, the
German socialist leader, and M. Jaures to
the disadvantage of Herr Rebel and an ac
count had been circulated In the newspa
pers and not denied that the emperor made
a complimentary anotatlon on the margin
of a newspaper clipping concerning M.
Jaures In his course in co-oprratlon with
"he nonsoclallstlc parties on some public
testlons. Therefore when some of tho
servatlve papers Intimated that M.
.ores would not be allowed to speak the
idea was not accepted generally. Whether
Herr Rebel will speak In Paris as Is also
announced Is not certain. Herr Rebel him
self Is out of town. The French govern
ment forbade Herr Rebel from speaking
In Paris six years ago and the German
government prohibited Herr Bueb, a mem
ber of the Reichstag from speaking on the
French side of the frontier near Muel
hausen, two years ago.
Precedents are not numerous In most of
the continental states. Nevertheless the
exclusion of M. Jaures Is certain to cause
much discussion. The government's action
Is not known to the public yet. The semi
official North German Gazette will con
tain the news tonight.
Herr Singer, who next to M. Rebel Is
the leading socialist In Germany, says the
action of the government Is ridiculous and
Is a confession of weakness.
PARIS, July 6. Something of a sensation
has been created here by the announce
ment that Deputy, Jaures, leader of the
French socialists, had been prevented by
the German government from speaking at
Berlin next Sunday. The proposed address
attracted much discussion owing to Its sig
nificance as foreshadowing the common
program to be adopted by the social de
mocracy of the two countries.
M. Juares' secretary was seen tonight
and said that the deputy was preparing to
leave for Berlin. He said that M. Jaures
knew nothing of the Interdiction, but that
If the report proved true he would go all
the same and find a way of delivering a
BALTIMORE FLOOD SUBSIDES
Much nam age Done by Overflow
St rem in Which Passes ,
BALTIMORE, July 6.-The flood last
night, which was caused by the overflow of
Jones Falls, a stream which runs through
the central part of Raltlmore and which re
sulted from a cloudburst at Tlmonium, in
Baltimore county, has completely subsided,
the water in the falls having fallen almost
as quickly as It rose.
In the city no lives were lost and the dam
age will be confined to the streets In the
vicinity of the falls. On these streets are
located a large number of machine shops
and small stores, the contents of which
have been damaged, but there was no very
heavy single loss and the total loss is
roughly estimated at 150.000.
In the country north of Baltimore the
storm was terrific and the fall of rain ex
traordinary, the people being panic-stricken
for several hours and many fleeing for their
lives. The suburban towns of Mount Wash
ington, Luthervllle, Cockeyvllle, Melvale
and other points were hemmed In until an
early hour this morning, but so far no re
port of the loss of life has been received.
The Intervening farm lands were Inundated,
fences everywhere were swept away and
small buildings along the falls from Mount
Washington to the Pennsylvania railroad
bridge. Scores of small farmers were com
pelled to abandon their houses and flee for
their lives, in some Instances their homes,
furniture, cattle and wagons being carried
away In the flood. No accurate estimate
of the losses In the county can now be
made, but the aggregate will be large.
CHICAGO STRIKE MAY SPREAD
Drivers for City Kx press Companies
Threaten to Go Oat Beranse of
CHICAGO, July 6. Indications tonight
are that the teamsters' strike will spread
to the 450 employes of the city express
companies. Injunctions compelling these
concerns to make deliveries to all Arms
irrespective of their connection with the
teamsters' strike were issued today by
Judge Holdom. At a special meeting of
the Teamsters' Joint council called tonight
to consider what action would be necessary
successfully to combat this new develop
ment. Is was unanimously decided to call
these express drivers out Just as soon as
a demand is made on them to make de
liveries lo strikebound houses.
Instead of calling ofT the strike, as far
as their organization Is concerned, as was
expected, the department store drivers, by
a referendum vote of their members, de
cided to remain In the tight until some
sort of settlement Is arranged which will
Include all the strikers.
ARKANSAS NEGRO LYNCHED
Black Man Who Eloped with White
Woman Taken from Jail aad
ST. I.OUIS. Mo., July .-A special from
Dumas, Ark., says: A negro named Joe
Woodman, of Rives, Ark., was lynched
here early today after having eloped with
the daughter of J. S. Small, a white man.
The elopnient occurred yesterday and Sher
iff James Gould of line Bluff cauglit th
couple at Tamo on board a train. The girl
was returned to her parents and the negro
was placed In Jail here. AH was quiet dur
ing the night, but today the Jail was found
broken open and the negro's body dangled
from a tree a mile distant.
Standard Oil Company Flies Reply,
TOHBKA. Kan., July 8. The Standard Oil
company has filed an answer in the su
preme court to the ouster suit brought
aalnt thet company by tUr lle of Kan
sas. The answer d. niee everything alleged
by the state against the Standard, and In
addition, as its main aigument. attacks the
validity of the Knui anti-trust law. If
the court again declares the lsw to be
valid, the cue will be appealed to the
Lulled Slates suurstue uourl.
CIVIL WAR ON BLACK SEA
Report that Knias Potemkine ii Bombard
GARRISON ENGAGED IN LOOTING
Ineonnrmed Rumor at Odessa
that Battleship Is Blown I p
Fleet Leaves Senas-
LONDON, July 6. The correspondent of
the Dally Mall at Odessa says It Is re
ported there that the Knlai Potemkine is
bombarding Theodosla, that the town Is
burning and that the soldiers of the gar
rison are engaged in looting. He says It
is also reported that another torpedo
boat has Joined the mutineers.
A dispatch to Reuter's Telegram com
pany from Theodosla says at t o'clock this
morning a boat from the Knias Potemkine
was sent ashore and was met by an in
fantry fire which killed two men and
caused seven to Jump overboard. The tor
pedo beat In the hands of the mutineers
fired a shell which fell over the town and
at noon the Knlaz Potemkine and the
torpedo boat left the shore, but continue
to maneuver in sight of the town.
Theodosla, it is added, has been declared
to be in a state of war.
Rumored Destrnctlon of Vessel.
ODESSA, July 6.-11:69 p. m. It Is re
ported that the battleship Knlaz Potemkine
has been blown up near Theodosla.
The Knlaz Potemkine still occupies tho
center of the stage hero. The authorities
are well informed about its movements
and its operations at the various Black
sea ports form the topic of continuous
speculation and comment In business and
official circles. But as the opinion pre
vails here that it will not return to
menace Odessa, the Odesslans view its
doings Interestedly but not coupled with
any particular alarm.
The fact that the Knlaz Potemkine Is
still at large, cruising In the Black sea,
threatening ports and holding up steamers
and other craft is beginning to bring criti
cism upon the naval authorities owing to
their apparent slowness and lack of energy
In pursuing and terminating its piratical
The torpedo boats, which It Is reported
are trailing the Knias Potemkine have
done nothing, although the whereabouts
of the battleship has never been a secret.
The Black sea is so small that it has
never been out of reach of the fleet which
left here yesterday and which Is popu
larly supposed to be following the ship
for the purpose of effecting Its surrender
or sinking It. If the fleet Is In earnest
it can easily meet the Knlaz PotemVlne
within a comparatively few hours. The be
lief Is general, however, and there Is gen
eral confirmation of It that the main diffi
culty confronting the fleet regarding the
Knlaz Potemkine lies In the fact that the
crews of the ships are strongly disin
clined to engage! the mutinous battle
ship. It Is reported on good authorities
that their crews have actually refused to
attack It. '
In the nvnntlme commerce on the Black
Sea Is being slowly resumed and coast
wise and other steamers are clearing from
Odessa on their for-ner schedules.
Officials Expecting; a Battle.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 7.-3:30 a. m.
Up to 3 o'clock this morning no report
was received from Theodosla of the ar
rival of the squadron from Sebastopol,
and It Is not known whether an encounter
with the Knlaz Potemkine has taken place
or whether the battleship has executed Its
threat to bombard the city last night un
less furnished with the supply of coal de
manded. The latest dispatches from Thoodosia re
ceived here, timed 4:30 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, reported that the Knlaz Potem-
, klne was cruising offshore In sight of the
town, but It Is possible it may have left
that vicinity before the arrival of the
A press dispatch from Sebastopol gives
a rumor that the Knlaz Potemkine went
seaward late Vesterday afternoon. If the
squadron arrived before Its departure
either the surrender of the battleship or
a battle Is regarded as certain, as Admiral
Chouknln, it is believed, would not have
dispatched his ships In search of the
mutinous vessel unless silre that there
would be no repetition of the Odessa
Many Rnmora In Circulation.
Rumors of the most diverse nature are
In circulation, one of which Is that two
torpedo boats attacked the Knlaz Potem
kine and were sunk by it. The cruiser
Chernomoretz, which was due at Sebasto
pol Monday and for which considerable
anxiety was felt, has arrived at Yalta,
on the Bouth coast of the. Crimea
Advices received by the minister of the In
terior, Bouligan, report a serious antl
Bemltlc agitation In the governments of
Ekatertnoslav and Kherson.
According to dispatches from Odessa, the
lawyers' association has been given by the
authorities notice to leave the city within
fifteen days. The dispatches also say that
the Insurance companies are refusing to
pay the losses by fire In the port during the
The papers, commenting on the Odessa
tragedy, strike the same note that the mut
iny Is not an Isolated Instance of discon
tent, but is symptomatic of a deep political
crisis which demands an Immediate rem
edy or it will be too late. The Nasha Shlsn
predicts that the ruin of the port of Odessa,
the center of the Russian grain export
trade, will bring In its wake famine and
Signs of Revolt In the Crimea.
Such news as came from the Black sea
and Caucasus during the day was extremely
alarming. The whole . Crimean peninsula
Is on the verge of revolt and anarchy reigns
in the mountains of the Caucasus from
Ratoum to Baku.
At Theodosla the workmen are backing
the mutineers. The crews of several ships
In the harbor have Joined the mutineers and
the well-to-do class rf the population has
fled In panic. The gup", of the Knlaz Po
temkine are trained on the city and a
bombardment is momentarily expected.
Only six hours away on the other side
of the peninsula Admiral Choukln's fleet,
which Included six warships, not counting
Rar Admiral Kruger's squadron, lies at
anchor under the menace of the guns of
the fortress. Choukln evidently Is afraid
to test the loyalty of his crews by setting
them the task of capturing the mutineers.
According to reports current In St. Peters
burg four torpedo boats with volunteer
crews on board have sailed for Theodosla
to sink the Knlaz Potemkine, but the re
ports lack confirmation and must be ac
cepted with reserve.
Consternation at Capital.
The Stremltelny, which actually had a
volunteer crew on board for tnat purpose
and missed Its quarry at Kustenjl, -left
Varna yesterday. Several boats which
4ConUnud oo Second Page.)
LIST OF VICTIMS OF WRECK
So One Killed In' Great Northern
Accident, awt Blaay Are
ST. FAUL, Minn., July 6.-About thirty
people were Injured, one eer(ously. In the
wreck of the Great Northern westboun.l
flyer at Pprtngbrook, twenty-one miles east
of Wllllston. N. D. Seven cars were burned
by a fire which' broke out Immediately after
the wreck, presumably caused by the ex
plosion of a gas tank under the smoking
car. The mall car and the special car
Jollet. containing Dr. Frank Billings of
Chicago and a party of physicians, enroute
to Portland, did not leave -the rails and
Were unharmed by the flames. The officials
of the road here say that It was a miracle
that numbers were not killed, as the train
was running at a high rate of speed when
it left the rails. According to their report
there was no spreading of the rails and
they are unable to account for the accident.
As the cars left the track they partially
upended, but did not break In two. Most
of those Injured suffered from burns, the
flames spreading so rapidly that many were
scorched before they could be removed from
the wreckage. Dr. RUUngs and the physl
clans In his party at once took charge of
the Injured and dressed their wounds pend
ing the arrival of a relief train from Wll
llston. All of the Injured were able to re
sume their Journey today except C. H.
Stryker, who Is reported to be In a serious
condition. Stryker was In the baggage cur
enroute from St. Paul to Boise, Idaho, and
was badly cut and bruised. All mall ana
baggage was saved.
C. H. Stryker of Boise City Idaho, had
His head crushed and cut. He Is In a
A number of Injured were removed to
the hospital at Wllllston. The list of the
less seriously Injured Includes:
Dan Farrell of St. Paul, D. A. McOregar
of St. Cloud, Minn.; Ed Grant and wife of
Wllllston, N. !.; Jonas Ixiomis, Grand
Forks, mall clerk; Roy C. Ralley of Mlnot,
N. D. ; Thomas Boyle and wife of Ottawa,
Ont.; J. W. Boyd of Minneapolis. H. T.
Thomas, hrakeman: Frank Lyons i f Rugby,
N. I).; James E. Harvey of Ray, N. D. ; O.
C. Johnson of Ray, N. D. ; E. J. Kevgler of
Odessa, Wash.; Martha Windier from Ger
many enroute to Spokane; V. D. llaynes
and wife of Devil's Ike, N. D.; Engineer
D. N. Hlnes, Mrs. I lines, face and Tiands
burned very badly; Joseph Sullivan of St.
Paul, Mrs, Addle Peters of Columbus, O. ;
Miss Annie Mulvlhill. Ottawa, Ont.; Mrs.
Mary C. Lewis of Danville, la.; Harry L.
Thomas, brakeman of Mlnot: Ed C. ' Ed
monson of St. Paul. W. H. Legan of St.
Paul, J. 8. Cavanaugh of St. Paul.
CONDITIONS ON THE ISTHMUS
Chairman Shonts Discusses Life
Along; the Cnnnl and Plans of
WASHINGTON, D. C. July 6. -Life on
the Isthmus of Panama Is to be made
healthful, comfortable and enjoyable be
fore the real work of digging the canal
Is begun, according to an announcement
of policy made today by Chairman Shunts
of the Panama canal commission. Mr.
Our first duty Is to create sound under
lying conditions. This is now vastly more
Important than the moving of dirt. Tho
men must have suitable houses In healthy
surroundins. they must hare wholesome
and nourishing food at reasonable
cost; they must hae suitable trans
portations f&r.iU'.te,; rv.' . rA from
their work, and theynjt have opportun
ity for recreation afforded them.
It will be the policy of the commission
to provide these essentials as quickly as
possible and to only Increase the working
force, aside from the mechanics necessary
to provide these necessities as fast as the
facilities Indicated can be furnished. The
commission realizes that its adherence to
this policy will result in the actual handling
of less quantities of material temporarily,
but It Is also known that with healthy un
derlying conditions vastly more will be ac
complished later on at less cost and with
As an evidence of the consideration the
creation of health conditions Is now re
ceiving, It may be well to state that 12ty
per cent of the total number of employes
are assigned to that work under Governor
In regard to the wages paid and the
statement that so many men have left be
cause of the reduction In salaries, the fact
Is that wages. Instead of being reduced,
have been very considerably Increased in
every branch of the service on the Isthmus
during the life of the present commission.
It will be the fixed practice of the com
mission as far as practicable to fill the
higher and more desirable positions by
the promotions of deserving employes. .The
entrance or beginner's salary for the cleri
cal positions such as bookkeepers, stenog
raphers, typewriters. Is ll.Bon oer annum,
and for draftsmen from Jl.&oft to $2,000. Tho
wages received In the outdoor positions
are from in to 25 per cent higher than those
paid In the United States, being In gen
eral for switch engineers, I12B; engine fore
men, 1100; helpers, $75; track foremen, $S3
to 1100, and supervisors. tl50 to $175 per
month. All the mechanical tradesmen, such
as carpenters, blacksmiths, machinists,
etc., receive 56 cents per hour. In addi
tion, all emnloyes are furnished quarters
or allowed 15 per cent Increase In pay In
lieu thereof and are given six weeks' leave
of absence per year on full pay-
LAWYER MAKES SACRIFICE
James Dill Gives Vp Practice of
f.100,000 a Year for Place on
en Jersey Bench,
TRENTON, N. J.. July 6. Governor
Stoke tonight announced the appointment
of James Dill as Judge of the court of ap
peals, to succeed Judge P. Voorhees of
Camden, resigned. Mr. Dill has published
books on the corporation laws of New Jer
sey which are recognized as an authority,
and he was consulted and employed In con
nection with the Incorporation In this state
of many of the large syndicates.
. NEW YORK. July 6. James R. Dill, In
accepting the position of Judge of appeals
of New Jersey, the World tomorrow will
say, surrenders an Income of $300,000 a year
from his law practice to become a Judge
with a salary of JK.orm a year. His last
private act was to refuse a retainer of $25.
000 offered by an Insurance financier.
According to a close friend of Mr. Dill,
the s;ep from the riches of corporation law
to the comparative dignified poverty of the
bench was taken after mature thought In
which the recent scandals of high finance
and the demands made upon lawyers to
save wealthy clients from the law, had
weighty influence upon his decision.
COLONEL PRATT LOSES SUIT
Wyoming Judge Decloes that Award
of Letter Estate Commls.
mlssloners Must Stand.
CHETENNE, Wyo.. July . (Special.)
Judge Scott this afternoon decided against
Colonel J. II. Pratt of Omaha In the cele
brated Pratt-Leiter suit, holding that the
partition of the property of the company
in this state, valued at over $5x,0u0, as
made by the commission appointed by the
cojrt, was Just and equitable and must
The court stated that plaintiff had had
plenty of opportunity to explain matters
to the commission on partition, but that
he let the matter go by default. The find
ings of the commUslon were much the
same as the findings of a Jury and he could
not find any grounds to warrant changing
The attorneys for Colonel Pratt gave no
tice that an appeal will be taken to the
ROOSEVELT SPEAKS TODAY
President Will, Make Two Addreisei Before
ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS HELD
Nathan C. Scharffer of Pennsylvania
Is Chosen rreldent-Row Over
Plan of Reorganlma
tlon. ASBURY PARK, N. J., July "..-President
Roosevelt's flying trip here tomorrow,
when he will deliver two sddresses, will
bring to a close the annual convention of
the National Educational association. The
president's first address will be In the
Auditorium and the second at the beach
front. Officers were elected today and
directors from .the different states chosen.
There was a slight stir at the meeting
of the national council over the adoption
of the directors' report relative to rein
corporation. The original Incorporation as
a natlonnl body was for a period of twenty
years, and the association by limitation
ceases to- exist January 2(5 next. The di
rectors expect special laws to be passed
by congress and reported In favor of tak
ing advantage of them and forming a new
organization to succeed and continue the
present one. When the report came up
for adoption Miss Margaret Haley of Chi
cago objected to the approval of the plan.
She charged that the report was a plan
to turn over to a corporation not yet
formed the rights and property of the
association. President Maxwell ruled her
out of order. Miss Haley appealed to the
meeting from the president's ruling, but
failed to have her appeal sustained. She
then announced she had power of attor
ney from a large number of the members
hjid would make a fight in the courts
against the plans. The report was adopted,
but Miss Haley continued to speak, and
the meeting was in an uproar, when some
one moved to adjourn. This was carried.
Election of Officers.
The officers of the organization chosen
President Nathan C. Schaeffer of Penn
sylvania. Vice Presidents William H. Maxwell of
New York, Miss N. Cropsey of Indiana,
J. H. Hlneman of Arkansas, Ed 8. Vaught
of Oklahoma, John H. Rlggs of Iowa. Jo
seph O'Connor of California, D. B. John
son of South Carolina, H. O. Wheeler of
Vermont, J. Y. Jovner of North Carolina,
J. W. Spindler of Kansas, J. Stanley
Brown of Illinois.
Treasurer J. M. Wilkinson oi t.ansns.
Secretary Irwin Shepard of Minnesota.
The directors chosen Include: Arizona,
A. J. Matthews; Arkansas, George B. Cook;
California, Arthur H. Chamberlain; Col
orado, 1 C. Greenlee; Idaho. Miss Fran
ces Mann; Illinois, J. A. Mercer; Indian
Tarit,.i-v .Tohn I). Benedict: Iowa. A. W.
Btom,: Kansas. L. D. Whittemore; Mis
souri. W. J. Hawkins; Montana, Oscar J.
Vralg; Nebraska, George L. Town; North
Dakota, P. G. Knowlton; Oklahoma, An
drew 11. Hieham; South Dakota. M. A.
Lange; Texas. L. E. Wolfe; Ltah. D. L.
Christensen; Wyoming. T. T. Tynan; N ash
Inelon. E. T. Mathes.
Mrs. Emelye Williamson, president of the
New Jersey State Charity association
made an offer to donate two prizes, one for
$200 and the other for $100 the best and
second, best form, of report Tor use In the
work of child saving and probation. The
association declined the offer today on the
ground that it was contrary to Its prin'
Manual Training; in the Grades.
At the general meeting In the Auditorium
the flrst speaker was Lorenzo D. Harvey,
superintendent of schools of Menominee,
Wis. His subject was "Manual Training in
Mr. Harvey was followed by William Bar
clay Parsons of New York, who delivered
an address on "The Practical Efficiency of
Educational Work." Mr. Parsons declared
that unless special educational tralnlni; can
show some actual value In making men and
women better able to meet the ordinary
demands of life, no matter how desirable It
may seem. It has no reason to exist and In
the end must give way to other work or to
other subjects that will employ the stu
dent's time more profitably.
Frank A. Vanderllp, vice president of the
National City bank of New York, spoke on
"The Economic Importance of Trade
Schools." In declaring that this country
must recognize the new demands of tho
times and provide the educational requisites
which the changed conditions make lmprra
tlve he said he wished to particularly env
phaslze the difference between a system of
trade schools and of the movement to en
large the present condition of existing
schools by the Introduction of manual
training, the later belonging, he said, to
the category of the "fads and frills."
In the department of child study Frank
Webster, assistant president of pedagogy,
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
discussed "Child Study in Normal Schools.'
Committee on Salaries Reports.
In Its report the committee on salaries
The facts collected relating to salaries
represent s per cent ot the cities and
owns oi or more innaDltanls.
Such cities and towns In the United
States number 547 and employ nearly lOO.twj
leacners. r rum oi tnese, or per cent,
salary data, more or less complete, was
secured, and for 4ii7, or ftft.4 per cent, com
plete reports were received.
The total number of teachers and super
vising otttcers in the 4t7 cities and towns
were 92,hltt. Of this number 70,230, or 75.6
per cent, were teachers, (not including
principals), In elementary schools, and all
except 1.5(0 of the "latter were women.
That Is to say, the women teachers in the
elementary schools constitute 74 per cent
of the entire number of persons employed
either as teachers or In suiervisory posi
tions In connection with the schools of
these 467 cities. High sellout teachers (not
Including principal!.) make up 8,u23, or 86
per cent of the wiole number, and princi
pals of elementary schools 6,313, or fi.7 per
The average salary of high school teach
ers (not including principals) was $1.04(1,
the average for the women separately
being $M03, and for the men separately $1,303.
This large difference between the averages
for women and men Is due to a consider
able extent to the fact that such a large
per cent of the men are In the cities of
Im.OuO population or over, where salaries
are high as compared with those In the
city ot average size.
The average yeaily salary of principals
of elementary schools was $1.1X9, the aver
age for women separately being $H70, and
for men separately $1,542. As In the case
of teachers of high schools, the greater
percentage for men Is to a considerable
extent due to the fact that such a large
portion of the entire number of men are
in the larger cities, where salaries are
The average yearly salary of the teachers
In elementary schools was $c!, the average
for the women separately being $60, and
for the men separaielv $1,181,
W. P. Suulres, day school Inspector at
Standing Rock Agency, N. D., said:
A properly equipped day school, In charge,
of a competent. Christian teacher and
housekeeper, Improves the moral condition
of the camp wi.ere the school is situated
and by example of a good garden shows the
advantage to be derived from agricultural
pursuits. In following the plan for in
dividual gardens, as given In the course of
study for the Indian tchools, the pupil
becomes Interested In his garden at school,
talks It over at home in the evening, the
Indian parents become Interested and it is
a common occurrence to see the pupil
bring the parents to school to show thern
with pride the results of his labors. From
these Individual gardens the pupil Is al
lowed to take home at leaut half of the
froduce, which not only Increases the In
erest of the pupil, but by its Influence has
caused the parsuls la enlarge the gardens
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fnlr Friday and Saturday.
Tempernture at Omnha Yesterdayi
Hour. Dev. Ilonr, Iea
IV a. m U 1 p. m Trt
a. m Oa SI p. m TS
T a. m :i .1 p. m TO)
Ma. ru ui 4 p. ru...... TT
a. m M (t p. m TT
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II a. m Tl T p. m T
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ft p. m T4
VICTIMS OF TEXAS STORM
Twenty-Mx Persona Are Known to Be
Dead and Over Fifty
FORT WOHTII, Tex., July .-Twenty-
slx persons are known to have been killed
and fifty Injured by the tornado which
swept over a portion of Montague county.
In the northern part of this state, yester
day afternoon. The property loss will prob
ably total $200,000.
Following la a revised list of the dead:
A. P. EARL,
INFANT OK UWRENCR PILLOW.
MR. TOMLINSON. HIS WIFE AND
MRS. C. C. SHACKELFORD.
MRS. S. L. TUMLESON.
THREE CHILDREN OF MRS. TUMLE
.MRP. MARY LESTER.
Fol'R CHILDREN OF MRS. LESTER.
MRS. C. H. WILLIAMS.
TWO UNKNOWN PERSONS AT JACK8-
Among the more seriously Injured are
Miss M. Potts, may die; C. C. Shackelford.
four Shackelford children, severely hurt;
Clalborn White, may die; Miss Annie Aus
tin, J. B. Wood and Frank Wood.
DALLAS, Tex., July 6. Today's advices
from Montague county In the northern part
of the state Indicate that the tornado
which swept over that section late yester
day was very destructive. The larger
towns apparently escaped the violence of
the storm, but country residences and farm
houses suffered severely.
A dispatch from Nocona, Tex., says four
teen persons were killed and many Injured
In that town and vicinity.
Telegraph and telephone wires are down
and full reports are not obtainable.
OREGON LAND FRAUD CASES
Jodare Issues Bench Warrants for
Defendants Who Fall to Appear
PORTLAND. Ore., July 6. Defendants In
the land fraud cases now on trial In the
United States circuit court have been slow
In appearing before the court and today
Judge De Haven ordered bench warrants
issued to bring several of them Into court.
In the case of the United States agalnBt
Henry Meldrum, ex-surveyor general;
George E. Waggoner, formerly chief clerk
In Meldrum's office; David W. Klnnaird,
ex-examlner of surveys; Benjamin Q. Mln-
ton and Guetav Klaetsch, land surveyors.
and Levy Btlpp, notary public, the defend
ants failed to put In an appearance and
plead to the Indictments as ordered by the
court yesterday, and bench warrants were
Issued. George Sorenson, defendant In the
same case, was present In court and
pleaded not guilty, waiving the reading of
the Indictment. The case against Frank
H. Duncan was dismissed.
State Senator Brownell was not present
In court, but his attorney appeared for hi
and filed a demurrer, which was submitted
without argument. One Indictment against
Brownell was dismissed.
Demurrer to the Indictment against J. H.
Booth, charging violation of his office as
receiver of the the Roseburg land office for
private gain, was argued and submitted.
FIVE KILLED IN ACCIDENT
I'nexplalned Explosion Wonnds One
Fatally and Four Others In
. Addition to Dead.
UNIONTOWN, Pa.. July 6.-As the result
of an explosion early today at the shaft
of the Taylor Coal and Coke company at
Searlght, Pa., six miles west of here, five
men were killed and four Injured, one fa
tally. Two of the dead were negroes and
the other three were foreigners. The men
were working about twenty feet below the
surface when the explosion occurred.
Mine Inspector Robey of the Fourth dls
inci qoudib wnetner tne explosion was
due to mine gas or the small tank of gaso
line which was located at the head of the
shaft where the men were at work. Other
reports are to the effect that the accident
was caused by a premature discharge of
A rescuing party of four miners nar
rowly escaped -death while trying to locate
one or the victims. When seventy feet
down the shaft the concrete wall and tim
bering at the top caved in burying the
men under hundreds of tons of concrete
and scaffolding. Enough crevices were left
In the wreckage, however, to supply them
with air until they were rescued. The
men were nearly overcome when brought
to the surface.
HIGH WATER IN MINNEAPOLIS
All Brldjrea In the City
Dwellers la Flats Are la
MINNEAPOLIS, July 6.-Every bridge In
the city of Minneapolis and all homes on
the Mississippi flats are In danger from
the high water In the Mississippi river.
Thousands of dollars worth of property Is
placed In Jeopardy and the lives of the
people living In the houses along the
water's edge are threat ned. There are
many millions feet of logs packed together
In one mass three miles north of Camden,
In North Minneapolis. If the boom should
break thousands of dollars worth of prop
erty in Minneapolis would be swept away
and homes of a great number of people
would be placed In danger. The flat dwell
ers living north of Camden already have
begun to move to higher grounds. The
Mississippi rose six Inches today and the
weather bureau predicts a rise of six
Inches more during the next twenty-four
hours. Today the river stands higher than
It has at any time during the last eight
Movenients of Ocean Vessels Joly 6.
At New York-Sailed: Bluecher. for Ply
mouth Arrived: Majestic, from Liverpool.
At Havre At rived: I -a Lorraine, from
At Liverpool Arrived: Kensington
Montreal: Frlesland and Teutonic.
New York. Sailed: Virginian, for
At Greenock Arrived: Leurenttan, from
At Glasgow Sailed : Coresn. for Boston.
At Qjeenstown Sailed Ceilrlc. for New
York; Haverford. for Philadelphia. Ar
rived: Carpathian, from New Voilt.
At Shanghai Arrived: Oanfa, from Se
attle. At Kobe Arrived : Volga, from San Fran-
ROOT IX HAY'S PLACE
rormer Secretary of War Will Eetnrn to
Cabinet in New Office.
ANNOUNCEMENT MADE FROM NEW YORK
Accept! Position Tendered Eira by the
President, bnt Will Not Talk.
RESIDENT RETURNS TO OYSTER BAY
Special Train Arrival Ahead of Time and
Surprises the Family.
DISPOSES OF WORK WHILE ON STEAMBOAT
Accumulated Correspondence Is Die
patched While Ran Is Mad front
Jersey City to Vonm
NEW YORK, July 6.-It can be definitely
staled that President Roosevelt has offered
the position of secretary of state to Ellhu
Root and that Mr. Root has accepted.
President Roosevelt will make an an
nouncement today regarding Ellhu Root's
decision on the preferred offer to him of the
office of secretary of state. Mr. Root de
clines to discuss the matter at all and re
fuses to muke any statement at the present
time for publication.
Mr. Root boarded the special train Just
before It left for Cleveland Tuesday after
noon. All phases of the situation were
considered carefully, but at the time Mr.
Root did not Indicate definitely that lie
would accept the portfolio.
On the return Journey their conference.
Interrupted by the mission on which they
had gone to Cleveland, was resumed. A
formal tender of the secretaryship of state
was made to Mr. Root. His acceptance of
tho proffer announced In New York today
Is believed to be without reservation at all.
OYSTER HAY, N. Y., July 6.-After his
return from Cleveland this morning Presi
dent Roosevelt passed a quiet afternoon
and evening at Sagamore 11111. He took a
horseback ride and rlayed tennis, but re
ceived no visitors. A story became current
In the village late In the day that Ellhu
Root was to spend the night at Sagamore
Hill, but the only foundation for It was
that Mr. Root had left New York to Join
Mrs. Root at their country home.
The president will leave Oyster Bay at U
o'clock tomorrow morning for Ocean Grove,
N. J., where he will deliver an address In
the afternoon before the National Educa
tional association. Immediately after de
livering the address the president will start
on his return trip to Oyster Bay, being
scheduled to arrive here at !:30 p. m.
President Roosevelt and his Immediate
party arrived at Oyster Bay on their return
from Cleveland at 10:48 a. m., seven min
utes ahead of schedule time. The presi
dent's carriage, which was to have met
the train, had not arrived at the station
and the president entered a carriage with
Secretary Loeb. . The president had scarcely
gone 200 yards from the station when he
met Mrs. Roosevelt coming' in an open cab
for him. He stepped from Mr. Locb's car
riage and, entering the cab with Mrs
Roosevelt, drove directly to Sagamore Hill.
The trip from Philadelphia this morning,
after the cabinet members had left the train
lo return to Washington, was without In
cident. Tho president had as guests at
breakfast former Secretary Ellhu Root,
former Secretary of the Navy Paul Morton,
Attorney General Moody and Secretary
Loeb. At Jersey City Mr. Root, Mr. Mor
ton and Mr. Moody left the president's
party. Attorney General Moody will go to
Massachusetts, where he will spend his va
cation. He will be absent from Washington
until about the flrst week In September.
The trip of the president and his Immedi
ate party from Jersey City to Long Island
f ty was made on the Pennsylvania rail
road tug Lancaster. On the trip around
Manhattan tho president and Secretary
Loeb were engaged In disposing oi a man
of official correspondence. A crowd of sev
eral hundred people had assembled at the
Long Island station er.i extended to the
president a very cordial greeting.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Mllltla Officers Kanjed to Attend
Military Sonool at Leaven
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, July .-(Special Tele
gram.) Joseph. Novotney has been ap
pointed regular and F. D. Novack sub
stitute rural carrier for route 1 at Brain
The following named officers of the or
ganized mllltla are approved by President
Roosevelt to attend and pursue the regu
lar course of instruction at the infantry
and cavalry school at Fort Leavenworth,
subject to their passing the examination
required, reporting at the school for ex
amination not later than August 16: Cap
tain Edwin Pickett, First Infantry, Ne
braska National Guard, Broken Bow; Cap
tain Albert B. Bryant and Second Lieu
tenant William Smith, Fifty-fourth In
fantry, Iowa National Guard, Newton, la.;
First Lieutenant John F. Read, Fifty
fourth infantry, Iowa National Guard,
Fairfield. Ia.; Second Lieutenant Roy E.
Brady, Fifty-fifth Infantry, Iowa National
Guard, Knoxvllle, Ia.
W. A. Richards, commissioner of the
general land office, returned to Washing
ton today after an absence of some six
weeks spent on his ranch near Rawlins,
A pretty home wedding occured last
night at the residence of Judge and Mrs.
J. M. Hlatt, former residents of Alma,
Neb., their oldest daughter. Miss Jose
phine B. Hlatt, being married to Mr. Fred
Lees of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Lees, after
a wedding supper, left for New York and
eastern cities and watering resorts. After
August 1 the couple will be at home to
their friends at 417 A street, southeast.
GENERAL BLACKMAR'S TOUR
Commander of the Grand Array ftarts
West on fleeond Inspection
BOSTON. July S.-General Wilmon W.
Blackmar, commander-in-chief of the GranJ
Army of the Republic, accompanied by Mra.
Blackmar and her sister, Miss Brewer, left
this afternoon on his second tour of the
year, this time going into the northwest.
The party Is due back In Boston about
August g. General Blackmar goes direct
to Chicago, thence to Wyoming, and to
Rolse. Idaho, where he expects to arrive
on July 11. Iter he will visit Portland,
Ore.; Tacoma and Seattle, Wash., and then
Sitka, Alaska, where a reception will be
tendered to him by Past Commander Wil
liam L. Dustln of Illiuols, surveyor gen
eral ot Alaska.
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