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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 8, 1005 TWELVE PAGES.
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FLEET GOES TO SEA
Bnigian Squadron Searching for Mutineers
. Beacbei NoYorossiyik.
-SHIPS LEAVE THERE FOR THE SOUTH
Kniai Potemkine Leaves Theedoeia Eefore
Ebipi of Eunia Beach Fort.
EXCITEMENT , "REVAILS AT YALTA
Fear that the Renegade Ship Will Bom
; bard the City.
TORPEDO BOATS MAY NOW IE IN PURSUIT
Report Dlaaarrees to Direction
Tikri hy Revolutionists' War.
hip and Crew May Take
to the Moaatalna.
NOVOROSBIY8K. Russia. July 7. Th.
Black sea fleet arrived here tonight and
will sail southward. The authorities have
placarded the town recommending the peo
ple not to go on the atresia anould the
Knlas Potemklne appuar.
Novorossiysk la at the head of Noros-
alyak bay on the northeast coast of th
Kalaa Potemklae Leaves Theodosla.
BT. PETERSBURG, July 7.-12:40 p. m.
The KntHX Potemklne escaped from Theo
doala before the Black aea fleet arrived
there from Subastopol, and aa the fleet did
not put Into Theodoala It la presumed th
warenlpB are In pureult of the Kniaa Po
temklne. The advlcea received by the Ad
miralty, however, are meager and moat
confiding. It la conaldered possible that
"ensign ar.d quartermaster" Alexleft who
commanda the Kniaa Potemklne waa ad
vlaed of tr fleet'a coming and left Theo
doaia. At any rate It la clear that It
cornea irorn a uriusn amp wnicn u suo
jequently released and then Bailed away.
The reporta aa to the direction taken by
the Knlai Potemklne do not agree. Ad
miral Wlrenlua, chief of the general atari:
of the nAvy, Informed the Associated Presa
that one report said that it had Bailed
westward In the direction of Livadla, rala-
l:.g the auapiclon that It was the Intention
lta crew to bombard the emperor's
Bummer palace. Another rumor waa that
when the Kniai Potemklne waa last seen
It waa beaded southeast aa If bound for
the Caucaaua littoral. This subsequently
waa supplemented by a report from Scbasto
poi 'hat the Knlai Potemklne had put Into
Tuapse, halt way to Potl and had been
captured In aome mysterious faahlon by
The torpedo boat deatroyer Smeltllvy,
manned by a crew of officers and blue
jackets, who volunteered to sink the mut
ineer reached Theodoala several hours after
the Knlai .Potemklne had departed and
after hurriedly coaling, the Smeltllvy put
to sea preaumably In pursuit of the rebel
Reports current tnduy tend to confirm the
advlcea of the Associated Presa from Mos
cow July t to the effect that the emperor
ia prepared to go to the Kremlin and Issue
a manifesto summoning representatives of
Official Report from Theodoala.
Official reporta received at the ministry
of the Interior from the governor of Sim
feropol, who Ir In command of TheodoRla,
Crimea, furnish aome interesting particu
lar of recent eventa there. According
to theae reports the Kniai Potemklne did
not aucceed In procuring coa' at Theodosla
and It left that port ahort of coal and
water, but It had on board salt meat and
flour sufficient for three weeks. The gov
ernor says he supplied the mutineers with
provisions because the populace pleaded
that only In that way could he save the
city from destruction.
The governor aaya that when the torpedo
boat In the handa of the mutineers tried
4Lt) come In shore yesterday morning for a
t T,arlev the troona fired on them
sailors being killed or wounded. Upon the
return of th boats to the battleship the
latter Instead of exacting vengeance by
shelling the city weighed anchor and
The governor expressed the opinion that
the career of the Knlai Potemklne will
be soon ended. He said that a Bailor who
Jumped overboard and swam ashore dur
ing the night reports that a state border
ing on anarchy exists on board the battle
ship. There la much drunkenness, the men
reeling about the decks, and there are
many wounded men In the sick bay.
Typhus has broken out on the Kniaa Potem
king. Over half the crew, together with
petty offirera, are In favor of surrendering
and throwing themselves on the mercy of
the authorities, but they are powerless
before the mutineers, who had all the
The ringleaders consist of sixty-five sail
ors and two civilians who came aboard at
Odessa. The chief boatswain occuplea the
admiral's cabin and Is virtually In com
mand of the ship, with "Ensign and Quar
termaster" Alexleff, the only man on board
who la capable of navigating the vessel.
Alexleff. according to the sailors' story. Is
It should be noted that the governor's
story conflicts with the report of the As
sociated Press correspondent who visited
the Knlas Potemklne and said everything
on board waa In ship ahape.
Tries to Calm the People.
The government la seriously trying to
calm the country by distributing every
where coplea of Prince Troubetskoy'a
Zemetvo addreaa. with the emperor'a re
sponse. A million copies have ben printed
and systematically spread by the provincial
governors In the cities and country. Be
sides, the emperor hue personally commis
sioned Count Ignatleff, who is the head of
the religious toleration commission, to tour
the countiy, address the people aud pacify
them in his name. The count made a
speech at Elizabeth today to a large as
semblage consisting of provincial function
aries, semstvolsts. land owners and mer
chants. He urged tbe people to have con
fidence tn the coming reforma, to co-operate
with the authorities and not make the
task of hla majesty more difficult.
Probably Ho a ail for Batouui.
According to the latest reporta the Knlas
Potepiklne haa escaped Its pursuers and Is
still at large In the Black sea, with the
torpedo boat deatroyer Bmetelvy and the
Black sea fleet hot on Its trail. There Is
little doubt that It Is headed for Putl or
Batouiu, but no dispatches from either
place had been received up to 1 o'clock
this morning. Advices received by the As
sociated Presa Indicate that the tenalon la
Increasing In the Caucaaua. where the tur
t ulcnl elements are excited over the reporta
regarding the condition of tbe fleet, lucre s-
tt the fear that tbe arrival of the Kniaa
Potemklne at a Caucasian port wilt have
the effect of pouring oil on the bit .ordering
X toMtit waa throws at Tlfiia todan
LAWSGN AND JEROME TALK
Copper Kiss Makes a 'horn Reply
to Jrata A boat Ilia
KNSA8 CITY. Mo.. July 7.-Thomas W.
Law son of Boston and William Travars
Jerome, district attorney of New York,
were the principal speakers at a dinner
lilven by the Knife and Fork club In this
In the course of his speech Mr. Jerome
spoke Jestingly of Mr. Uwnin and his
At the outset of his vpeech Mr. Law son
addressed himself directly to Mr. Jerome
In a most Impassioned manner because of
the latter a references to him. Mr. Law son
aaid In rait: ,
My story Is a simple one. I take the
theme. "Truth; the Wrongs of the Ameri
can People and Those Who Committed
Them." 1 came here to lay at your feet in
my simple way the magic kernel of truth.
It was not given to nie to do things, Mr.
Jerome, as It has been given to you. It
la my misfortune and your good fortune
that you do tilings and 1 can only talk.
I would rather be you and have your po
sition than to be the president of the
'lilted Htatea or John I). Rockefeller with
$fmO,oi.j,iiuM. I ran bring only my simple
'J' of truth anil I am sorry that I can-
1o more. I have as much respect for
V honesty, ability and honest inten-
air. Jerome, as any man lias, mil I
' going to ajtologize to you or to any-
t for my efforts in trtng to tell the
A people nboui Irenzied finance.
Th i of the west Bent for me, 1 am
hen am not going to apologize. Mr.'
Jeroi people of New York are going
to iH i second term, and it Is your
good t ..if. and my misfortune that you
and not i cii put fifty-two directors of the
Equitable Life Assurance Boclely In stripes
and you will do It.
It ia your opportunity to drag the
Equitable directors Into prison and you
arc going to do it. I am sorry, Mr. Jerome,
that you did not see nt to give me a
sendoff here tonight, when I am In the
most emlwrraHsIng position I ever experi
enced in my life, tour words struck
to the heart on .this, the first occasion tu
my life, when I ever addressed a large
bodv of niv American fe low rltizon
1 nis country lias lieen enjoying wonueriui
prosperity during the Inst thirty years,
You can tell the country is prosperous If
tho people have a balance over the cost
of necessities and luxuries of life. But
the people have not got the balance, not
withstanding prosperity. We began to won
der where the bain nee went. It must have
either gone to the banks, shorter hours
of labor must have prevailed, or the neces
sities or life were more expensive. we
And that none of these explanations was
the true one. But men like Kockefeller
accumulated IROO.OOU.OOO in a comparatively
short time. Here Is where our surplus
8. S. McClure and E. T. Ridgway, the
New York magazine publishers, also spoke.
POWERS TO FEDERAL COURT
Jadge Cochran Takes Jurisdiction of
Case of the Alleged Ken
MAY8VILLE, Ky., July 7. Caleb Powers
Is to be tried in the United States courts
for complicity In the murder of William
Ooebel at Frankfort. This was settled here
today, when United States District Judge
Cochran announced that he would take
Jurisdiction in the case, as had been re
quested by attorneys for Powers.
Judge Cochran's opinion holds that the
prosecution against Caleb Powers pending
In the Scott county court has been removed
to the United' States circuit court for the
eastern district 'of Kentucky by the re
moval proceedings taken In Powers' behalf
under section 641, 'United Btates Revised
Statutes, and sustains hla motion for a
writ of habeas corpus to transfer his cus
tody from that of the state of Kentucky
to that of the United States.
The ground upon which the court makes
Its finding Is that from the petition of the
removal and the transcript of the record
In the state court It appears defendant haa
been and Is denied the equal protection of
the laws by the Scott county circuit court
and cannot enforce his rights thereto In the
court of appeals because of section 2S1 of
the criminal code as construed by that
The court further holds that the decision
of the state courts against the validity of
the Taylor pardon, is not a good ground
for removal, as It feels bound by that de
cision as to the validity of the pardon and
the validity thereof Is not secured by the
equal protection of the last clause of the
The largest crowd ever assembled In tho
court house here was present to hear the
reading of the petition. It required about
three hours to finish It.
PICKETS AGAIN GO ON DUTY
Chlraaro Department Store Drivers
Will Plnce Watehea Around
Buelaeea Honnea Today.
CHICAGO, July 7. Alarmed over the
large number of desertions from their ranks
and the Increasing demoralization among
their members, the department store drivers
have decided to resume picketing tomorrow
at all of the department stores Involved
in the strike. The union's entire force.
comprising over 600 men, will be required
to do picket duty. The plan waa brought
to the attention of the teamsters' Joint
council tonight, and received the formal
ratification of that body.
Not since President Roosevelt's visit has
picketing to any noticeable extent been in
i ff ect.
borne mystery Is supposed to surround the
exact purpose of the picketing revival.
Union leaders were not disposed to discuss
the plan at length. Those who did talk
professed to know that It was with a view
to obtaining Information as to the condi
tion of business. Some said the pickets
were to be posted to discover how many
strlkera were returning to work. None
would admit that picketing would be re
sumed with other than a peaceful extent.
The first houses to be surrounded, It is
said, will be the State street department
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Major Robinson Detailed tor Recruit
ing Service at Dea
(Froit a Staff Correapondent.)
WASHINGTON, July I. (Special Tele
gram.) Major Daniel Roblnaon, U. 8. A.,
retired, la detailed for general recruiting
service at Dea Moinea, relieving Major H.
W. Wheeler, Eleventh cavalry, from tem
porary duty at ttiat place.
Iowa postmaster appointed: Berkley,
Charlea Etnire, vice F. II. Carter, resigned;
Littleton, Ell E. Arnold, vice John C. Felts,
The Farmera' National bank of York,
Neb., has been authorised to begin business
with $j0,o00 capital; Charles A. McCloud,
president; Charles A. Bchrandt, vice presi
dent; A! B. Christian, cashier.
The comptroller of the currency haa ap
proved the conversion of the Bank of
Groton, S. D , Into the First National bank
of Groton. with 1-S.UiO capital.
The secretary of the Interior has awarded
the contract for the construction of a pile
bridge across the North Platte liver In
connection with an Irrigation project to J.
F. Caspr of Camper, YY)'o.t at bia bid of
MERiT RULE IN THE ARMY
Promotions Will Be Based Solely on the
Berriee Becord of Officers,
OUTSIDE INFLUENCES ARE BARRED
Any Attempt to Influence Executive
by Other Means Will Exclude
Applicant from Consid
eration. OYSTER BAY, N. Y., July 7. An Import
ant order was Issued tonight by President
Roosevelt announcing ,the policy hereafter
to be followed by the administration In the
making of appointments or promotions In
the military branch of the government.
The president orders that if any officer of
the army or navy hereafter shall solicit In
fluences aside from the records of his serv
ice on file In the War or Navy departments,
In order to obtain promotion or assignment,
he shall be debarred thereby from the ad
vancement or detail which he Is seeking.
Teit of the Order.
The text of the order follows:
THE WHITE HOUSE. July 7, 1905 The
congress of the I nlted States, by appro
priate legislative enactments, has made the
nistter of assignments, transfers and de
tails In the army the subject of formal
statutory regulations. Executive regula
tions In furthersnce of these statutes have
been adopted, the operation of which has
been to place upon record In the War de
partment full and detailed Information In
respect to the character, capacity, military
services and general attslnments of all
officers composing the military establish
ment. The records so obtained fully set
forth the relative merits of otficers of all
grades of rank in the several branches Of
the line and staff, and enable all vacancies
which occur in the military service to be
filled after a careful comparison of the
records of those officers who are eligible
under the law for particular assignments
A similar legislative policy exists In re
sjiect to the navy, and the records of the
Navy department furnish evidence of the
character, service and ability of all officers
of the navy, founded upon the official re
ports of those officers whose duty It is to
make them. These reports are sufficiently
specific to enable the department to de
termine the position which each officer is
fitted to hold, without the intervention or
requests or otherwise from outside the
One Exception to the Rule.
It is therefore announced that In future
appointments, details, transfers and assign
menis in the army and navy, the executive
will lie guided by the official records of the
War and Navy departments, respectively,
to the exciuslon of other sources of influ
ence or Information; but in case an officer
has performed any special at of bravery
or courage, or rendered specially efficient
service, of which there is no record, or only
a partial record. In the War or Navy di'
partment, the testimony of any person who
was an eye witness of the same may be
submitted for consideration.
Should It be discovered that since the
publication of this order an officer of the
army or navy has sought recommendation
or support from sources outside of those
named above, this fact will debar him from
obtaining the particular advancement, as
signment or detail which he has by such
means attempted to secure, and that the
fact that he lias sought such Influence will
be noted on his official record.
LEAK IN COTTON REPORT
E. S. Holmes, Associate Statistician,
Accused of Selling; Informs- -'tlon
t6 ' Brokers. " " :
WASHINGTON, July 8 The Post today
says that as a result of the Investigation
of the charges Involving the cotton statis
tics of the Department of Agriculture, the
removal of Edwin 8. Holmes, associate
statistician, who was suspended some days
ago, will be announced by Secretary Wilson
today In Connection with the report of
secret service agents.
"There is the best authority," the Post
says, "for the- statement that the report
will show that the charges of Richard
Cheatham of Atlanta, secretary of the
Southern Cotton association, that figures
relative to the cotton crop were not only
manipulated for the purpose of affecting
the market at different times, were sus
tained, but that they were given out In ad
vance for use In a speculative way by a
broker In New York.
"The secret service agents found that
Holmes had grown Immensely wealthy In a
few years. While receiving a small gov
ernment salary. It Is alleged, that he Is
building a large apartment house In Wash
ington; that he conducts a millinery store
In New York In partnership with one Moses
Haff; that he owns real estate In cities
outside of Washington, and a large farm In
a northwestern state."
CREDITORS WILL GET LITTLE
Quarter Million of Inseeured "Claims
with Leas Than Three Thou.'
sand to Pay.
CHICAGO. July 7.-(8peclal Telegram.)
Louis M. Spencer, a life Insurance and bond
agent, with offices at 204 Dearborn street,
today filed a voluntary petition In bank
ruptcy. He places his liabilities at $357,
645.02 and his assets at $2,600. Spencer, In
his petition, places the secured claims
against him at JS6.9S0.S7 and tbe unsecured
claims at $270,654.65. The petition shows a
long list of creditors with small claims.
Among the heaviest of the claims Is that
of the Northwestern Life Insurance com
pany of Minneapolis, amounting to $17,962.(7.
Several Omaha parties are reported to be
among the creditors.
OFFICIAL GRAFTER SENTENCED
Former BulldlnaT Inapeetor of Mil.
waukee GtTen Term In Penl.
tentlary After Appeal.
MILWAUKEE. July 7. Michael Dunn,
ex-city building Inspector and former Bher
lff of Milwaukee county, waa today sen
tenced by Juuge Vlnje of Superior to on
year and six months In state prison.
Dunn was convicted about a year ago of
accepting a bribe of $1,5") while city build
neieuiuiB n uuuo ui i.ifM wuuB city DUlld-
lng inspector from . the Pabst Brewing
compander a .pedal building privilege
The case was appealed to the supreme
court for a new trial, which was denied.
FINDER OF HOMESTAKE DEAD
Moae Mannel Aeeldentally Killed by
Explosion of Gasolla la
HELENA. Mont , July 7 -Moaes Manuel,
a well-to-do Helena mining man, who dis
covered the Homestake mine In Dead wood,
S. D., lost his life today tn the Minnesota
mine near Corbln, fifteen miles south of
Helena. He deacended alone Into a shaft
to examine the pumpa, carrying a candle
which ignited gas that had neaped from a
gaaollne tank. An explosion resulted, caus
ing the shaft to cave In. Rescuing partlea
are digging for the body.
Iowa Olrl Dlea la Denver.
DENVER, July T.-Mlaa Hattie Hill, a
delegate to th Epworth lragun convention,
from Pumner, la . died of heart failure in
ner room at a notei una arternoon. arter retiring from th trusieashlp baa never tn
returning from an excursion on una at lam I . . . -
CREDITORS TO CONDUCT MINES
Santa Fe Railroad Will o Manage
Property of the Devlin
TOFEKA, Kan.. July 7. "The Atchison,
fopeka ft Santa Fe railway will not take
part In the management of the coal mines
which were Involved In' the failure of C. J.
Devlin," said Clifford Misted, attorney for
the road, today. "The creditors will ad
vance money to carry on the mines and the
payment of the miners In the southern
Kansas coal field for a time. The Santa Fe
Is Interested only tn seeing that the coal Is
furnished them as before.
"The sum of 140.000 will be advanced by I
the creditors. The Illinois miners have
Just been paid off and nothing will be due
for two weeks to come. We hope with tho
appointment of a receiver that the mines
will become successfully established again."
Cyrus Leland of Troy. Kan., and J. E.
Hurley, general manager of the Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fe system, were today ap
pointed temporary receivers of the proper
ties of C. J. Devlin, placed In Voluntary
bankruptcy on Thursday night. A bond of
1:50.000 will be required.
Mr. Hurley'B appointment was made at
the request of the Santa Fe Railroad com
pany through Its representative. They will
be tn charge until the directors elect trus
tees. "I named two men," said Judge Pollock.
"because I, felt that there was more work
than one could do. I khink the appoint
ments will be generally considered satis
factory." Mr. Leland formerly was republican na
tional committeeman for Kansas.
From a reliable source today it Is learned
that the total value of the properties
turned over by Mr. Devlin to the defunct
First National bank Is approximately II,-
281.600, an encumbrance bf 10l,28(i, leaving
a clear value of $1,180,334. This Is In Topeka
real estate, southern Kansas coal fields,
Illinois coal fields and bonds and stocks In
corporations. The same Informant atates
that the total amount of deposits accepted
on Friday and Saturday, after the bank
knew its falling condition, was Ifil.ono.
Soon after he was appointed Mr. Leland
filed a surety company bond for I2W.00O and
Immediately arranged with a local capital
ist to borrow $50,000 to , meet the payroll
In the various Devlin mines tomorrow. This
action Insures the payment of the miners
and other Devlin employes tomorrow, so
that It Is practically certain that there
will be no cessation In carrying on the
vast Devlin business.
Governor Hoch and Attorney General
Coleman are preparing to bring criminal
proceedings against State Treasurer
Thomas T. Kelly unless he secures a new
bond to repair the old one made Invalid
by the failure of C. J. Devlin. The state
has $547,000 tied up in the First National.
Governor Hoch says Kelly must furnish a
new bond to secure this. Kelly says he
cannot do so. The governor has not set
any particular time for the bond to be
filed other than It must be done at once.
OMAHA MAY BE IN CONTEST
Delegates to Epvrorth I.eauoe Con-yen.
tlon May A alt for Meet,
ins; In lfH7.
t "DEN VER. ' July' I. 'i pviM-orUls ci Metho
dist workers who are attending the sev
enth International convention of the Ep
worth league were astir soon after " sun.
rise today and the morning watch meeting
In Trinity church at 6:30 a. m. was large
and spirited. ' Departmental conferences
and summer assemblies and schools occu
pied the remainder of the forenoon, and
were followed by numerous noonday meet
ings for prayer and exhortation, some of
them being held in the streets. There were
three mass meetings at which noted
preachers discussed the following subjects:
"Sabbath, Shall It Be Sacred or Secular?"
"Our Foreign Population" and "The
There Is tqbe no election of officers this
year and delegates who are fond of church
politics are devoting their attention to the
contest over the location for the next bien
nial International conference, to be held tn
1P07. Boston. Kansas City, Columbus, O.,
Omaha, Nashville, Dallas and Birmingham,
Ala., are candidates for the honor. The
board of control makes the selection. Iowa
delegates have started a movement to se
cure the convention in 1911 for Dcs Moines.
The board of control has referred the se
lection of a meeting place for the next bi
ennial convention to the executive commit
tee, which may defer Its announcement for
six months. Columbus, O., and Birming
ham, Ala., are said to be the leading candi
dates. The great aim of the convention la to
broaden and make more effective the work
of evangelism. The keynote at today's
meetings was Individual work In the uplift
ing of the world. Throughout the addresses
there rang the battle cry of the Epworth
lans, "Look up, live up, evangelize." Tho
necessity of constant personal attention to
missionary work was dwelt upon.
"The very fumes of burning tobacco are
an Incentive to Immoral and pernicious
conduct," said Robert L. Reamy of Balti
more In his address at the Central Presby
terian church today. "Tobacco smoke
should be shunned, and those who must use
the weed should do all In their power to
keep the fumes from other people. A smoke
laden room Is more harmful by far than
the smokers Imagine, and It Inspires a
spirit In those who Inhale the smoke which
Is the doorstep to sin."
BIG JUDGMENT IN MINE CASE
St. Lools Corporation Given a Deere
Against Kngllah Syndicate
HELENA, Mont., July 7. On of the
largeat Judgmenta ever returned by a Jury
tn the United Statea courts In Montana
was rendered today In the damage suit
of the St. I-ouls Mining and Milling com
pany against the Montana Mining and Mill-
i : r- ,i w
,ng "P"' a" En l8n corporation own-
ta 5, '"'n-TT 8 D5U'" L!m"n 1,ne at, Mary-
villa. The Jury found for the complainant
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for $000,000, the value of crea alleged to
have been Illegally extracted from the St.
Louis ground by the defendant, raising the
apex theory. The defendant will appeal the
rase to the circuit court. This Is the second
time the case has been tried, the complain
ants getting Judgment for $.3,000 before.
Neither aide was satisfied and both ap
pealed, getting a new trial.
CLEVELAND NOT TO RETIRE
Former Preslaeat Seta at Reat Rumor
Regarding Hla Count In
NEW YORK, July 7 in relation to a
report that Urover Cleveland was consid
ering rettrlng from the trusteeship of the
Equitable Life Assurance society, Mr.
Cleveland authorized the following state
ment: "Nr'hlng nas occurred thus far to dis
satisfy me In th least, and th Idea of
111 my mino.-
IUY'S SUCCESSOR IS NAMED
President Isinli Official Notice of the
Appointment of Ilihu Boot.
WILL ASSUME OFFICE IN TWO WEEKS
Closing; t'p Private Daslnesa Will Re.
quire Time and He Will Go
to Washington In
OYSTER BAY. L. 1.. July 7. Official an
nouncement was made here today that
EUhu Root haa been appointed secretary of
The announcement was made today on
the authority of President Roosevelt In the
following statement given out by Seoretary
Ellhu Root has accepted the tender by
the president of the secretaryship of state.
He will take the oath of olflce in a oouple
of weeks, but It will necessarily be some
little time before he closes up his business
affairs. He will not go to Washington per
manently until some time In September.
Frsldent Roosevelt Is much gratified at
Mr. Root's acceptance and is deeply sensi
ble of the personal sacrifices made by Mr.
Root in again taking upon him the burdens
and duties of a member of the cabinet.
The decision of Mr. Root was reached
finally on the president's special during the
return of the party from Cleveland. For
personal reasons entertained both by the
president and by Mr. Root It was deemed
desirable not to announce the decision pub
licly until the president had reached Saga
more Hill. It was determined therefore
that the official statement of the president's
tender and Mr. Root's decision to accept It
would be made today.
It Is the Intention of Mr. Root to assume
the duties of secretary of state practically
at once, although it will be perhaps two
weeks before he formally will take the oath
of office. His professional Interests are so
large that he will have to devote consider
able time to make a satisfactory arrange
ment of them before he goes to Washing
ton to take permanent charge of the State
When he takes active charge of the de
partment he will give up entirely his law
Tribute to Hay and Root.
President Roosevelt paid an eloquent
tribute to the life and services of John Hay
In his address before the National Educa
tlonal association at Ocean Grove today.
He followed this tribute with an estimate
of the personal sacrifice Ellhu Root had
made In becoming Secretary Hay's sue
cessor tn office. The example of these two
men, not entirely unique, as the president
Indicated in references he made to other
members of his cabinet, enabled him to
point a most effective moral.
At the conclusion of his prepared address
the president put aside his notes and with
manifest earnestness and feeling spoke aa
follows to the great audience:
In closing I want to speak to you of
how certain things, some of which have
happened and some of which have been
suggested to me by what has happened In
the past week, emphasise what I have said
to you as to the Importance to this country
of having within Us limits men who put
the realization of high ideals above any
form of aaoney making.- ..
Ulttun wek into counter baa Inst
great, ctntesman, who was also a great
man of letters, a man who occupied a
necullar and unloue position tn our country
a man of whose existence we could each of
us be croud, for the United btates as
whole was better because John Hay lived.
John Hay entered the public service as a
vouna man just come ot age. as tne secre
tary of President Lincoln. He served In
the war and was a member of the Loyal
Tslon. He was trusted bv and was in
tlmate with Lincoln as hardly any other
man was. He then went on rendering
service after service, and was always able
this was one of his great advantages and
great merits, at any moment to go to pri
vate life, unless he could continue in public
life on his own terms. He went on render
lng service after service to the country
until as the climax of his career he served
as secretary of state, under two successive
administrations, and, by what he did and
hr what he was. contributed In no small
degree to achieving for this republic the
respect or tne nations ot manKina. Burn
servtu aa that could rot have bten ren
dered save by a man who had before him
ideals aa far apart aa the poles from those
ideals which have In them any taint of
what la base or sordid.
Now. I wished to secure as John Hay's
successor the man whom I regarded as of
sll the men in the country that one nest
fitted to be such a one's successor. In ask
ing him to accept tne position or secretary
nt state I was asking him to submit to a
very great pecuniary sacrifice and I never
even tnougnt or tnai nspeci or ine question,
for I knew he would not either. I knew
that whatever other considerations he had
to weieh for ann against taxing tne posi
tton, the considering of how It would affect
his personal ' fortune would not be taken
Into account by Elihu Root, and he has
I am not speaking of Hay and Root as
olltarv exceutl'ms. On the contrary I am
speaking of them as typical of a large class
of men In punuc me.
President Roosevelt'B reference to both
Mr. Hay and Mr. Root were received with
tremendous applause, his statement that
the latter had accepted the office of secre
tary of state, a fact of which many t
his auditors were not aware, bringing the
audience to Its feet, cheering.
OMAHA BOY DROWNS AT FAIR
Falls In Deep I -a We on th Expos!
tlon Grounds at Port,
PORTLAND, Ore., July -7. (Special Tele
gram.) Frank Sltera, aged 17, whose home
Is In Omaha and who was attracted to
Portland by the exposition, was drowned
late last night In Guild's lake, a deep art!
flcial body of water on the grounds. He
was attempting to land at a bridge, grasp
ing a railing with one hand and holding
mandolin In the other. His boat flew back
and he fell In. Two launch loads of people
were near by when he rose tq the surface,
but shadows on the water made it difficult
Bitera, since coming from Omaha, haa
been working at the Bismarck cafe, an ex
position restaurant. Coroner Flnley haa the
remains, but tonight had not received In
structions from the parents In Omaha, to
whom he wired.
ATTEMPT TO WRECK OVERLAND
laloa Paclfle Trala Stop la Tim
to Avoid Striking; Obatrue
tloaa on Track.
LARAMIE, Wyo., July T. An attempt
was made early today to wreck passenger
train No. 1, the westbound Overland Lim
ited on the Union Pacific.
Only the watchfulness of the engineer
and fireman, both of whom saw an ob
struction on the track at the unit time,
and prompt action on the part of the former
In applying the air brakes, prevented a
disaster. As It was, the flyer was stopped
Just aa the nose of the pilot touched the
obstruction, which consisted of Ilea, big
stones and old timbers.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 7. Union Pa
cific officials here de y absolutely that any
attempt was made to wreck the Overland
Limited, but admit that the train was
stopped to remov aa Iron bar that lay
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Showers anil Thunderatorma Saturday
Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayi
Hour. . Dea. Hour. near.
B a. m 14 1 p. m TH
6 a. m 4 S p. m . . . . . TR
T a. m 4 It p. m T.I
a a. ni (tx 4 p. n Tl
a. m AS 6p.m.....'. Ta
10 a. m Tl 41 p. m T4
11 a. m TS T p. m T4
12 ru T4 S p. m TH
9 p. m TO
HIGH WATER IN MINNEAPOLIS
Great Log Jam Menaces All Bridies
In the City Pumping; Station
MINNEAPOLIS. July T.-Wlth the water
standing at thirteen feet two Inches a cur
rent began moving through the mighty log
Jam at Camden In North Minneapolis-
today and expert logging men now believe
the Jam will not break. Should It do so
the rush of the pent-up waters and the
Immense mass of logs, now estimated at
nearly 150,000.000 feet, will In all probability
tear out every bridge in Minneapolis and
destroy hundreds of houses along the Mis
The Camden Place pumping station, which
up to about a month ago was the main
source of water supply for the city of Min
neapolis, was closed this evening, the rising
waters finally putting out the. fires.
The log Jam Is said to be the greatest
ever known. It stretches for thousands of
feet up the river, piled high In the air In
places and almost completely blocking the
upper river. So solid has the tremendous
mass of logs become under the pressure
of the current and the constantly Increasing
number of logs that up to last night all ef
forts to move It proved futile. Now tho
efforts are being directed toward prevent
ing the mass going out at once, and today
a crew of twelve expert Jam workers was
put to work trying to alleviate this danger.
ELEVEN LOSE THEIR LIVES
Boat Containing- Fifteen I.oai Drivers
Is Overturned 5ear Chippewa
MILWAUKEE. July 7. A Sentinel spe
cial from Chippewa Falls, "Wis., says:
An accident occurred today at Little
Falls dam, by which eleven men lost, their
lives by drowning. They are:
OSCAR BOt QUEST.
BY BON FERGUSON.
A crew of seventy-four men had been Bent
out by the Chippewa Lumber and Boom
company under Kenneth McLeod to break
log Jam below the falls.
A crew of fifteen men stsrted In an over
loaded boat for the center of the stream
and as It touched the lower end of the Jam
three men Jumped and landed safely on the
The other twelve, however, were carried
swiftly away Into the wild rapids, where
the boat capsized, throwing alt Into the
water.. They were all good swimmers, but
the watet waa too swift, and only one suc
ceeded In saving himself. He was a 17-year-old
boy. Eddie Martin of Chippewa Falls.
RUNAWAY GIRL IS CAPTURED
Mia Florence Smith of Central City,
Neb., Tires of Seminary
LOO A N 8 PORT, Ind.. July 7-(Speclal
Telegram.) A young woman whom the
police believe ts Florence Smith, daughter
of the superintendent of the schools at
Central City, Neb.f was taken Into custody
tonight on Instructions from the chief of
police, who sent a description of Miss
Smith, together with the Information that
she ran away from the Deaconess seminary
at Aurora, III., June 27. She was placed
In Jail, despite the denial of her Identity.
The prisoner gave the jiame of Mabel
Underwood and her residence as Des
Moines, Ia. The police are also seeking
Miss Smith's companion. Miss Tlllle Eckert
of Aurora, whom they declare Is In thlB
city. News of the runaway was suppressed
at Aurora until the arrival of A. G. Smith,
the girl's father, here today.
BIG DEAL AT LOS ANGELES
Henry E. Huntington Buys Holdings
Of Redondo Improvement Com.
pany on tho Beach.
LOS ANGELES. Cat.. July 7. A large
deal In beach property has been consum
mated, It Is said, whereby for a considera
tion, which Is not made public, but which
Is known to amount Into the hundreds of
thousands of dollars, Henry E. Huntington
ha purchased outright the holdings of
th Redondo Improvement company, the
corporation which established the beach
resort. Th effect of the deal ts that Hunt
ington has practically purchased the town
Th tract held by the Redondo Improve
ment company consists of 1,000 acres and
nearly the entire holding remains Intact.
Redondo Is situated eighteen miles from
Los Angeles and has two electrlo and one
steam railroad to that city.
LIBRARIANS ELECT OFFICERS
J. L. Wyer of Lincoln, Ken., Choaen
Secretary of the American
PORTLAND, Ore., July 7 The American
Library association closed Its convention
today. Officers elected were as follows:
President, Frank P. Hill, Brooklyn public
library; vice president, C. W. Andrews,
Chicago; second vice president, Caroline 11.
Gartland, Dover, N. H.; secretary, J. L.
Wyer, Lincoln, Neb.; treasurer, G. A
Jones, Salem, Mass.; recorder, II. E. Hayes,
New York City; trustee of endowment
fund, Alexander Mallland, New York City.
Movemeat of Oeean Vessels July T,
At London Arrived; Samaritan, from
At Genoa Arrived: Campania, from Bos
ton. At IJverpool Bailed: Arabic, for Boston.
At Naples Arrived: Koenlgen Ixjuise,
from New York; Canoplc, from Boston.
Balled: Italia, for Bostoa.
At Hamburg Balled: Armenia, for New
York. Arrived: 1'atrtcla, from New York.
At Glasgow Sailed: Numldlaii, for New
At Maraelllea Arrived: Roma, from New
At Havre Arrived: Hudson, from New
At IJverpool Arrived: Carpathla, from
At Plymouth Arrived: Prlnzeaa Alice,
from New Yora: Hamburg, from New York.
At Queenatown Arrived: Campania, from
At Dover nailed; Deutachland. for New
DUTIES OF THE RICH
President Booserelt TalXi to Teacher'
Convention 01 Thii Topic,
MONEY-GETTING NOT REAL GREATNESS
Conduct While Acquiring Wealth Stand
ard of Future Judgment.
HIGH MISSION OF THE SCHOOLMASTERS
They Are Depended Upon to Form Ideal of
OTHER SECTIONS ELECT OFFICERS
Prof. H. A. Senter of the Omaha Hlk)
School Fleeted President of
Department Science In.
ASBURY PARK, N. J., July 7 A crow
of 30.000 persons which turned out to wel
come President Roosevelt made Friday, the
closing of the National Educational associa
tion convention, the most Impressive of all
the great educational meetings. The duties
of the rich was the subject matter of th
speech which the president delivered to th
"After a certain point has been reached,"
he said, "money making can never again
stand on the same Bjane with other and
nobler forms of effort. The roll of Amer
ican worthies numbers of rich men only
those who have used their riches aright,
who have shown good conduct tn acquiring
It and not merely lavish generosity tn dis
posing of It."
Although .tills was the last day of th
convention the president found 12,000 dele
gates, nearly all school teachers, waiting
to hear his speech, which was made In
Ocean Grove auditorium.
The presidential train arrived at the
depot at I o'clock and It took thirty-flv
minutes to -make the trip from there
through the welcoming people until th mo
ment when the cheering subsided and the
president b"gan to siicak . from the Ocean
Grove auditorium platform.
Several pretty receptions marked the trip
from the depot to the auditorium. Outside
the depot the Indian band from Carlisle
school was In waiting and fell Into line Im
mediately before the president's carriage.
In the carriage with the president rode
Governor Edward C. Stokes of New Jer-,
sey. A military escort, consisting of the
Second troop of cavalry, under Captain Ed
ward Field and the Third regiment, com
manded by Captain John Matcher, .accom
panied the carriage. As the- carriage
turned Into Main street It passed a wagon
filled with negroes, who began to cheer.
In response the president waved his hand
at the delighted negroes. When the presi
dent entered tho auditorium thousands
mounted chairs and cheered htm.
The President's Address.
As Boon as quiet had been restored h
began to spoak. He said:
I am glad to !.ave the chance of greeting
the National Educational association; lor
In all this democratic land there is no mora
enutne)y 'democratic association than llila.
L ia truly democratic, because hor each
member meets every other member as hla
peer without regard to whether he is the
president of one of th great universities or
the newest recruit to that high and hon
orable profession which has in its charge,
the upbringing and training of those boys
and girls who in a few short years will
themselves be settling the destinies of this
nation. It is not too much to say that the
most characteristic work of the republic is
that done by the. educators, for whatever
our shortcomings as a :!"lon may be, wo
have at least firmly grasped the fact that
we cannot do our part in the difficult and
all-Important work of self-government, that
we cannot rule and govern oui solves, un
less we approach the task with developed
minds and trained characters. You teach
ers make the whole world your debtor. If
you did not do your work well this republic
would not endure beyond the span of the
generation. Moreover, as an incident to
your avowed work, you render some well
nigh unbelievable services to the country.'
For Instance, you render to the republio
the prime, the vital service of amalgamat
ing into one homogenous bodv the ch.Mren
alike of those who are born here and of
those who come here from so many differ
ent lands abroad. You furnish a common
training and common ideals for the chil
dren of all the mixed peoples who are here
being fused into oni nationality. It is In
no small degree due to you and your ef
forts that we are one Deonlo Instead of a
group of Jarring peoples.
Character More Than Coin.
Moreover, where altogether too much
prominence is given to ihe mere posnes
slon of wealth, the country Is under heavy
obligations tn such a body aa this, which
substitutes for th ideul of accumulating
money the Infinitely loftier, nonmaterial
lstlc ideal of devotion to work worth doing
simply for that work's sake. I do not in
the least underestimate the need of having
material pronprriiy hb inn imsis or OUT Civ
ilization, but I most earnestly Insist that
If our civilization does not build a lofty
superstructure on this basis we can never
rank among the retl'y great peoples. A
certain amount of money Is of course a
necessary thing, aa much for the nation aa
for the individual; and there are few move
menta In which I more thoroughly bellev
than In the movement to secure better re
muneration for our teachers. But, after all,
the service you render Is Incalculable, be
cause of the very fact that by your live
you show that you believe Ideals to b
worth aacrlflce. and that you are aulendldlv
eager to do nonremuneratlve work If this
work la of good to your fellow-men.
Harm that Cornea Through Wealth.
To furnish In your Uvea such a realized
high Ideal Is to do a great service to th
country. The chief harm done by the men
of swollen fortune to the community is not
the harm that the dumagogue la apt to
depict as springing from their actions, but
the fact that their success sets up a false
standard, and so serves as a bad example
for the reat of ua. If we did not our
Helves attach an exaggerated Importance
to the rich man who Is distinguished only
by hla riches, this rich man would have
a most insignificant Influence over us. It la
generally our own fault If he does damage
to us, for he damages us chiefly by arjua
Ing our envy or by rendering ua sour and
discontented. In liis actual business rela
tions he Is much more spt to benefit than
harm the rest of us, and though It Is emi
nently right to take whatever steps are
necessary in order to prevent the excep
tional members of his class from doing
harm. It ia wicked folly to let ourselves be
drawn into any attack upon the man of
wealth merely as such. Moreover, such an
attack ts in itself an exceptionally crooked
and ugly tribute to wealth, and thereto! e
the proof of an exceptionally ugly and
crooked state of mind In the man making
the attack. Venomous envy of wealth Is
simply another form of the spirit, which
In one of Its manifestations takes the snap
of cringing servility toward wealth, and In
another the shape of brulal arrogance on
the part of certain men of wealth. Each
one of these states of rnlnd. whether It be
hatred, servility or arroxance. Is In reality
closely akin to the other two; for each of
them springs from a fantastically twisted
and exaggerated Idea of the importance of
wealth aa compared to other tiling. The
clamor of the demagoKue against .wealth,
the snobbery of the social columns of the
newspapers wnicn oem wnn me aoings or
the wealthy, aud the misconduct of those
men of wealth who act with brutal disre
gard of the rights of others, seem super
ficially to have funilanient.il relation; yet
In reality they spring from shortcomings
which are fundamentally the same, an.i
one of these aliortcomlnga la the failure
to have proper Ideals.
Opportunity of th Teacher.
This failure must be remedied In larft
part by the acth ns of you and your fellow
teachers,' yo.ir fellow educators throughout
this lb ml By your Uvea, no less than by
your teachinaa. you aimw that while you
regard wealth aa a good tiling, you regard
other things aa aliil better. It la abso
lutely necessary to earn a certain amount
of money; It la a man's fist duty to thn
dependent upon him to earn enough for
their support, but after a certain point
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