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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
M. Witte Formally Named ai Oie of the
Banian Peace Plenipotentiaries.
Twice Refuted Became He Would If ot Con
tent to Act as Figmrehead.
Cablegram Announoing Change in Envoys
Received at Oyiter Bay.
General Relief that It Will Insure
taccrii of the !eotlnt Ions
Wbr Muravlefil Rt-linfd.
8T. PETERSBURG!. July 11-126 p. m.
Emperor Nicholas has signed the appoint
ment of M. Wltte, president of the com
mittee of ministers, to be chief pleni
potentiary representing the Russian gov
ernment In the peace negotiations to be
conducted nex: month In the United States.
The appointment, which was signed after
midnight, clothes M. Wltte with plenary
Official notification of the designation of
M. Wltte to head the mission was for
warded to Washington this morning. M.
Wltta will take passage on the North Ger
man Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wllhelm Der
Qrosse, which sails from Cherbourg July 26.
It has been Intimated that Japan formally
objected to certain utterances attributed
to M. Muravleff reflecting upon the Japa
nese nation, but Inquiries made here have
tailed to obtain any confirmation of the
The peace party Is overjoyed at the fact
that the negotiations have been placed in
M. Wltte's hands. It Is the firm belief that
this not only Insures a successful termina
tion of the negotiations, but that M. Wltte
will secure the best possible terms for his
country. Some of the grand dukes and
courtiers of the emperor's entourage, how
ever, are reported to be furious at M.
Wltte's selection.
Twice Refused Office.
PARIS, July 13. M. Wltte twice
refused to become the successor
of M. Muravleff on the mission
on the ground that he did not wish to be
a mere figurehead in the transmission to
Emperor Nicholas of the peace terms
offered by Japan. His selection, therefore,
cannot but be taken to mean that the em
peror haa yielded to his insistence that real
powers plenipotentiary be conferred upon
Russia's plenipotentiary representatives in
the peace commission.
The St. Petersburg correspondent of the
Echo de Paris states that the declination
of M. Muravleff to head the Russian peace
mission was based partly on the state of
his health and partly on the fact that his
allowance for expenses to cover the period
Of his sojourn In America was only 15,000
roubles, which amount he considered in
sufficient; fwtng to the great cost living
In the United States.
President Receives Hews.
OT8TER BAY, U I.. July 13..-President
Roosevelt received from the Associated
Press the first definite news of the declina
tion of M. Muravieff to act as the prin
cipal plenipotentiary of Russia In the con
ference and the designation by the Rus
sian emperor of M. Witte as the leading
Russian envoy. Official notification of M.
Wltte's appointment has not reached the
president from Bt. Petersburg, although it
may come at any time.
Unofficially, the designation of M. Wltte
Is regarded as most propitious. It is be
lieved that his appointment is an assurance
that peace In the far east is 'now in sight.
Beekman Wlntrop, governor of Porto
Rico, and Edward C. Kent, chief Justice
of the supreme court of Arizona, were
guests of the president today at Sagamore
Hill. They arrived from New York in
time for luncheon and spent a part of the
afternoon with the president.
Baron Rosen, the Russian ambassador
and Russian peace plenipotentiary, was
presented to President Roosevelt today at
Sagamore Hill. The presentation occupied
only a few minutes. No formal exchanges
between the president and the ambassador
were made.
Ambassador Rosen laid before the presi
dent the letter of the Russian emperor re
calling Count Casslnl and presented lils
own credentials as the ambassador in suc
cession to Count Casslnl. The president ex
pressed his pleasure in welcoming Baron
Rosen again to this country, and the am
bassador In replying gave assurances of his
high regard for the president and the peo
ple of this country of America. The cere
mony over the president Introduced Am
bassador Rosen to Governor lieiimun
Wlnthrop of Porto Rloo and Chief Justice
Edward C. Kent of Arizona, who were his
guests. Soon afterward the luncheon was
Ambassador Rosen and Assistant Secre
tary Pierce remained us the guests of the
president until J:J0 p. m.. when they were
Conveyed in the president's carriage to the
pier and then boarded the naval yacht
Sylph to return to New York. They ex
pect to go direct from New York to Wash
ington. Conditions at the Front.
SIPINGHAI, Manchuria, July 13. Qulot
continues along the front, but the Japa
nese are still movliii In Corva. The Rus
sian trains move as far as Changtafu. In
formation from the Japanese lines indicate
that the rank and Hie are exceedingly
anxious for jeace. To counteract this
feeling Field Marshal Oyama Is continually
Issuing glowing appeals to the patriotism
of lui armies.
The Chinese say that decaying corpses,
burled in shallow graves in frozen ground
after the battle of Mukden, have created a
terrible condition, Plague and cholera are
said to have appeared among the Japanese.
Communication laferranted.
SHANGHAI. Thursday, July 11 Chief
postofflclca officials have Issued notice
that communication has been stopped be
tween New Chwsng and all western Man
churian towns, to and including Harbin.
Career of Plenipotentiary.
Serglus Witte may be regarded as the
leading liberal statesman of Russia. For
the last thirteen years he has been one
ef the strongest personalities In the Rus
sian bureaucracy, although his political
fortunes suffered a setback when he was
compelled to resign the portfolio of min
ister of finance In August, lio3. and again
when, after being appointed president of
the council of ministers In the same month,
his oftVe gradually lost its Importance
until rumors of his intention to resign and
go abroad had been persistently circu
lated. 4
Wltte la about M years old and haa
lC3ed oa Second f
Sovere' I Meet at tirfle and Dla
Te of Contemplated Pact
Between Sntlons.
)LM, July 13 The Associated
Press I g ile to state on good authority
that a rman-Swedlsh alliance is seri
ously c X mplated.
The t .Ion, It Is said, was discussed at
confen i between Emperor William and
King i
ence It
his )
r on board the Imperial yacht
rn at Oefle today. The confer
for four hours. King Oscar and
will remain with Emperor Wil
liam until he departs from Gefle Friday
Besides Emperor Williams' personal visit
Germany will soon make the greatest naval
demonstration In its history In Swedish
waters. On July 30 six battleships will ar
rive at Goteborg and eight cruisers at
t'ddevalla, while on August 3 seven battle
ships, ten crullers and a torpedo boat
squadron is due at Stockholm and Norr
koplng and five battleships at Karlskrona.
The government has granted these squad
rons permission to enter war ports.
GEFLE, 8weden, July 13. King Oscar
and Crown Prince Gustave arrived this
afternoon and visited Emperor William
and Prince von Buelow. the German Im
perial chancellor, on board the yacht
Hohenzollern. The warships In the harbor
and the yarhts of the rulers hoisted the
flags of both nations, while the bands
played the respective national anthems.
Emperor William gave a dinner on board
the Hohensollern to thp king and the crown
prince, who will return to Stockholm to
Discussion of Amnesty BUI Provokes
Violent Attnrk on Gen
eral Andre.
PARIS, July 13. Parliament sdjournrd
for the summer recess tonight after an ex
citing scene In the chamber over the clause
In the amnesty bill passed by the Senate
Wednesday reinstating those convicted of
drawing up secret reports concerning the
conduct of nrmy officers, during which M.
Lasles, violently attocked Gen
eral Andre, former minister of war, calling
him a "reptll?."
M. Berteaux. the minister of war, vig
orously defended his predecessor and stated
that he declined to continue his support of
the government's amnesty bill In conse
quence of the charges made. The minister
then left the chamber.
M. Berteaux's action aroused such contu
sion that the sitting was suspended and at
an Impromptu ministerial council it was
decided to withdraw the bill.
On the resumption of the sitting Premier
Rouvler announced the prorogation of the
Chamber, thus annulling the amnesty bill.
In order, however, not to disappoint the
public on the occasion of the national hol
iday tomorrow. It has been arranged that
the amnesties be granted by presidential
decree. There was some gossip In the lob
bies tonight regarding the resignation of
M. Berteaux. but It is thought that such
resignation Is unlikely.
Anthor of Frrnsled Finance Sara Ha
Will Py Back Money He Toole
from the People.
BT. PAUL, Minn., July 13.-"I have no
political ambitions. I could not accept po
litical office were It tendered me. I have
work cAit out which even If I devote eight
een hours per day to It will last me until
I am over SO years old too old to think of
political honors."
So said Thomas W. Lawson In an ad
dress to a large audience at the People's
church In this city tonight. Mr. Lawson
did not deliver a set speech; he talked In
formally In a conversational tone, devoting
his time to answering a series of questions
propounded to him by a local newspaper.
MINNEAPOLIS, July 13. Thomas W.
Lawson of "Frrnsled Finance" was the
guest of the Minneapolis Commercial club
today and spoke to 300 members of the
club after luncheon. He said:
I'm not afraid of personal violence. I
came out here unguarded. I have several
millions myself and I wronged the Amer
ican people in gutting it- But I didn't
know it at the time. When the time comes
1 will give that money back to them.
Showers Brln l.lttle Relief to Suf
ferers from Intense Heat Many
Prostrations Reported.
NEW YORK. July 13 Thirteen deaths at
tributed to the hot weather were recorded
In New York tnduy. A score or more of
persons were overcome In Brooklyn by the
heat and are under treatment In the city
Despite a drenching rainfall during (he
forenoon and scattered showers throughout
the day the thermometer rose to a maxi
mum of 86 degrees. During the afternoon
the drop was more decided than for the
last five days and tonight a strong westerly
breeze is bringing a share of relief.
The high humidity and the continuance
throughout the night of temperatures vary
ing only slightly from those of the hottest
hours of the day have caused the heavy
fatality attending the present hot spell In
this city. ,
governor Hark Favors the I'se ot
Water Ills Dauuhter Is sponsor
for Ibj Mil-i.
TOPEKA, Kan., July 13.-Governor Hoch
has asked the builders of the battleship
Kansas, the date of whose launching has
been fixed for August 12. to postpone the
event a few days in order that he may be
present. Miss Anna Hoch, the governors
daughter, has been selected us sponsor tor
the ship.
"My preference." said the go-vernor, ' is
that the ship be christened with water. If
the matter is left to me I shall certainly
rule that only water be used. If. however,
it Is the custom of the Navy department to
christen the boat otherwise, and it has the
say in the matter, then, of course, I shall
be guided by the department's suggestions."
Federal Grand Jsry at Boise Retoras
bight Indictments Trials Will
Take Place at Moscow.
BOlSfcX Idsho, July 13 The federal grand
Jury made Its report today and was dis
charged. Eight Indictments were returned;
warrants of arrest were Issued and the
amount of bonds to be required was fixed.
The indictments returned are supposed to
be In connection with the alleged land
frauds In the Lewlston district. The per
sons Indicted snd to be arrested will be
tried before Federal Judge Beatty at Moscow,
T. If. 0. A. Building Fund Oiowi Apaoe
with Waning Week.
Twenty-Five Thousand let to Come
and an Effort Will Be Mnde to
Have Most of It on Booka
Before Evening;
Total $76.854 60
Subscribed Thursday 6.7SS.OO
Big subscriptions Thursday Omaha
Hydraulic Pressed Brick company,
11,000; Byrne & Hammer, iooO; Calu
met restaurant, tiOO.
If you hear the music of a band on Far
nam street today it is boosting the Young
Men's Christian association building fund.
If you hear a series of diabolic screeches
at irregular Intervals it is the huge siren
at the Bemls Omaha Bag company's plant
shrieking out the 11,000 minutes as they are
ticked off by the big clock In front of head
quarters. The manager of the Trl-Clty band has
offered the services of his musicians and
the bund will play as it rides up and down
Farnam street in a bandwagon drawn by
horses from the Palace stables. One of
the workers proposes to have the steam
siren of the Bemls Omaha Bag company
blow a signal every time Sl.ftuO Is registered
on the clock. This will be done If connec
tion can be made with the whistle this
Today Is to be the big day. There prom
ises to be a revival of enthusiasm which Is
expected to result In the acquisition In one
day of almost all the last 125,000 to be
Blar Gifts of Thursday.
Tolf Hansen of the Calumet coffee house
put his name down for $000 Thursday aft
ernoon and caused the hand of the clock
to move half a minute.
Byrne & Hammer made a subscription of
Thursday forenoon a committee secured
a subscription of $1,000 from the Omaha
Hydraulic Pressed Brick company.
The Western Union Telegraph company
will help the good cause by allowing the
hustlers the free use of its wires. A large
number of people who are expected to help
are temporarily out of the city and can
only be reached this week by wire.
The young men's committee up to date
has secured $16,732.50. The sum of $5,78S
was subscribed yesterday and the total Is
now S76.8M.60.
Persons who have not subscribed are
urged by the campaign committee to send
In their subscriptions by telephone, mall or
messenger. The telephone number Is 6274.
At 8:30 a. m. a rally will take place at the
headquarters. In the Barker block, Fif
teenth and Farnam streets. The board of
directors, the members of the citizens'
committee, the ' members of the young
men's committee and other public-spirited
citizens will be there. Every man who Is
willing to help further the campaign In
any way Is asked to be present. The object
In view Is to get the $100,000 raised by Fri
day evening Instead of Saturday evening.
The campaign is exciting great interest
at other associations where funds are to be
raised, especially at Duluth and Denver.
Secretary Philip Bevls of Duluth will be
here Friday to learn how the work Is car
ried on and Secretary W. M. Danner also
Is expected. ,.
Attorneys for Oregon Congressman
Tell the Jury- that Crime Has
Not Been Proved.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 13. Arguments
began today In the trial of Congressman
Williamson and Messrs. Van Gesner and
Biggs, charged with subornation of perjury
in connection with the land frauds. Attor
ney Bennett, for the defense, charged that
the Indictment was defective, In that It did
not sufficiently state the crime charged,
and he maintained that the government
had failed to prove a conspiracy among the
defendants to suborn perjury.
United States District Attorney Heney,
for the prosecution, declared that the guilt
of the defendants has been positively es
tablished. He InMsted that the association
of Congressman Williamson with the other
defendants had been established and that
there was ample evidence of his complicity
In the conspiracy alleged.
At the conclusion of Mr. Heney's argu
ment Judge DeHaven ruled that sufficient
evidence of an incriminating nature had
been produced by the prosecution to war
rant the case going to the Jury and that
the defense could not at this lime attack
the validity of the indictments. He there
fore ordered the defense to proceed. Judge
Bennett stated that the defense was not
ready and requested a continuance until
tomorrow morning, when the Introduction
of evidence will be taken.
Dr. W. J. Mayo of Rochester, Minn.,
Chosen President of American
Medical Association.
PORTLAND, Ore., July IS. The fifty
sixth session of the American Medical as
sociation ended today after the election of
the following officers:
President, Dr. William J. Mayo, Roch
ester, Minn ; first vice president. Briga
dier General Walter Wyitutn, Washington,
D. C; second vice president. Dr. E. A. J.
MacKenzle, Portland; third vice president.
Dr. Eugene 8. Tallxtt, Chicago; fourth
vice president. Dr. Edwin I). M.trttn. New
Orleans; general secretary, 1 r. Gcoree
I H. Simmons, Chicago; treasurer. Ir.
Frank Billings, Chicago; members Board
of Directors, It. K. E. Montgomery, Penn
sylvania; lr. A. L. Wright, Iowa, and Dr.
H. U E. Johnson, District of Columbia.
The Society for the Study and Cure of
Inebriety, an affiliated body to that of the
American Medical association, at Its con
cluding session elected the following offi
cers: Honorary president, H. D. Dldama. Svra
cuse, N. Y.; honorary vice president, H O.
Marcy, Boston ; president, W. 8. Hall, Chl
carf; vice presidents, D. L. Mason, Brook
lyn; T. A. McNlcholl. New York City; E
Dewitt Bees. Courtland. N. Y.; John Mad
den; secretary. T. D. Crothlers, Hartford.
Conn.; corresponding secretary, C. H. Stew
art, Battle Creek. Mich.; O. W. Webster,
Chicago. III.; executive committee, L. D
Mason, T. A. McNlcholl, A. E. Ellsworth'
T. D. Crothlers.
Surviving Highwayman, Who Killed
Railroad Employ May Be
liana by Mob.
WINFIELD, Kan., July 1J. There were
threats during the night of lynching Wil
liam Chadburn, the surviving bandit, who
shot and killed Defective Calhoun yester
day, and he was guarded closely at a
thyslclan's office by the sheriff and a force
of deputies until he could be taken to
Jail at Sedan today for safe keeping. He
may recover from hu wounds.
Grand Lodge Will Endeavor to Brlngr
Session to Close Before
PUFFAtX. N. Y.. July l.l.-When the
grand lodge of Elks met today It was with
the Intention of completing business be
fore final adjournment, even If a night
session should be necessary. It Is under
stood no Important changes will be recom
mended by the ritual committee.
It was voted to rereal two rules adopted
at last year's meeting at Cincinnati making
the decisions of the committee on laws and
the committee on grievance and appeals
final. These rules left no right of appeal
to the grand lodge and proved objection
able. The proposal to cut down the size of
the grand lodge by limiting its membership
was then taken up
At the afternoon grand lodge session
the southern lodges led a fight to secure
passage of a resolution debarring saloon
keepers snd others connected with the
liquor traffic from membership in the or
der. The northern lodges opposed such a
movement. The matter was laid over. It
will probably come up at Denver next
year. A resolution to affiliate with the
Canadian Order of Elks was defeated.
The committee oh parade prizes an
nounced its decisions as follows:
Best appearing lodee In parade, Toledo
No. ,t3. flrHt prize of tnOO,
Most unique uniform, single prize, $500,
awarded to Clevelund lodge No. 18.
Grestet mileage, 150. El Paso lodge.
No. 187.
Lodge accompanied by greatest number
of ladles, $5o0, Bridgeport, Conn., No. 187.
Lodge h.-ivl ig greatest number In line,
nearby lodges barred, $500, Erie, Pa., No. 67.
Lodge having greatest number of men In
line, home lodges barred, Rochester, first;
Lockport, second.
Jury Acquits Former St. Louis Official
of Chars of Accepting
a Bribe.
TROY. Mo., July 13.-After deliberating
an hour and a half a verdict of acquittal
was returned by the Jury In the case of T.
Edward Albright, former member of the
St. Louis house of delegates, charged with
bribery in connection with the passage of
the bill granting a franchise to the St.
Louis & Suburban Railway company.
Albright took the stand In his own defense
today. He was asked If ho had been pres
ent at any meeting of the "combine" when
It was announced that the suburban bill
had been Introduced and the sum of $40,000
could be obtained by the combine.
"No. sir." responded the defendant.
He denied that he was present at any
meeting of the house of delegate members
when boodle was talked of.
"Did you at any time take a bribe to
cast your vote for the suburban bill, or
did you promise to accept gratuity or re
ward for voting for this bill?" was asked.
"No, never; I swear to that; never," he
"You took $2,BiX for voting for the city
lighting bill, didn't youT" asked Circuit
Attorney Sager.
"I did not," was the quick reply before
Albright's counsel could object. The ob
jection was sustained an1 then a long ar
gument ensued, the c- rt finally ruling
that tle stato could. not question Albright
on collateral matters.
Chicago Bnnks will Advance Money
to Keep Mines In thnt State
TOPEKA, Kan.. July 13. From Informa
tion received here today by Cyrus Leland,
receiver In bankruptcy for C. J. Devlin, It
Is understood Walter Reeves of Streator,
III., will be appointed by the proper court
as the receiver of the Illinois creditors. Un
der this arrangement the payroll of the
miners In Illinois will be taken care of by
Chicago banks. This two weeks' payroll,
falling due on Saturday, amounts to about
$19,000. Mr. Leland said:
Yesterday afternoon It was suggested to
the attorneys for the receivers that It might
be well to have another receiver appointed,
from the fact that when the trusters are
elected there will be either one or three,
and In that way It will be better to have
one from Illinois as a third trustee. It has
been agreed upon In Chicago to appoint
Walter Reeves of Streator as third receiver
and It Is expected that he will he appointed
by the proer court. The Chicago banks
will take care of the Illinois payroll.
Governor Hoch has concluded that he can
not compel T. T. Kelly, state treasurer, to
repnlr the $1.000,ftO bond he gave when he
went Into office. This Is the bond, half of
which was signed by C. J. Devlin. When
Mr. Devlin fulled the governor asked that
Kelly repair the bond immediately.
Says Indictment of Himself and Other
Packers Will ot Affect
SIOUX CITY, la., July 13.-(8pecial Tele
gram.) Edwurd A. Cudahy, vice president
of the Cudahy Packing comapny and man
ager of the company's western plants,
is In Sioux City upon an Inspection tour
and will leave tomorrow morning for
Omaha. Mr. Cudahy does not seem to be
at all excited about the recent wholesale
Indictment of packers, including himself,
in Chicago. When he was asked whether
it would have any effect on the Industry
he said: "Not a Jot." Mr. Cudahy begged
to be excused from discussing the matter
in detail, but his actions Indicated he did
not take a very serious view of it.
Mr. Cudahy made the announcement that
his company would make Improvements
aggregating $400,0io in Sioux City and
that the plant would be as large as the
company's South Omaha plant. Ho said
the present force of 9u0 men would be
Commission Will Be Appointed to
Prepare Series of Textbooks
Resolutions Adopted.
NEW YORK. July 13.-The final session
of the Catholic Educational association's
convention today was occupied with a dis
cussion of Catholic text books.
Rev. Thomas J. O'Brien of Brooklyn said
a commission would be appointed to pre
pare a series of good text books for Catho
lic schools.
The convention's ftial act was the adop
tion of resolutions commending the countlea
which maintain religious and Secuitsr In
struction slmultaneouidy In the elementary
schools. recommending more colleges,
higher education in Catholic branches and
the Introduction of ecclesiastic, art and
architecture into Catholic seminary courses.
The place of the next convention was left
for the executive committee to decide.
Among the officers eluded in the seminary
department ass Vice President Very Rev.
C. M. Muson. C. M., of the Keorlth semi
nary, SU Lou-
Deliberate Bcheme, Worrall Says, te Freeze
Him Out
Independent Grnln Dealer Gives More
Testimony In Effort to Prove
Charge Against Line
Elevator Men.
T. D. Worrall told some new things yes
terday afternoon before Notary Charles
W. Pearsall abcut the way members of
the Nebraska Grain Dealers' association
handled the waif grain of a farmer named
Stanhope of Fllley, Neb., on the floor of
the Omaha Grain exchange June , 1904.
According to the deponent a deliberate
conspiracy was concocted, in which he
was invited to Join, to sell the farmer's
grain for a loss so as to teach him to deal
with "regular" dealers In the future. Two
cars of corn were sold for $8 cents when
the market price was 42.
Said Mr. Worrall, whoso deposition Is
being taken In his anti-trust suit against
members of the association:
"Before the Worrall Grain company was
Incorporated Mr. Peavey bought a few
thousand bushels of grain from a farmer,
an old friend of his named Stanhope, living
at Fllley, Neb. When Mr. Peavey came
up and formed the company he gave In
structions to ship the grain here. Before
the cars reached Omaha Secretary Miller
of the Nebraska Grain Dealers' association
came to me and says: "My God, what are
you doing? Here are the numbers of three
cars shipped from Fllley.'
Knew Xothlnsc of It.
"I replied I knew nothing about it and
would Investigate. Just how he came into
possession of the numbers and Initials. of
the cars I don't know, but I have a
hunch. He told me the Central Granaries
company and Hayes-Eames had given him
the Information. He said: 'If you Insist
upon doing this business right from the
start wo know how long you will lost.'
The corn came on to Omaha but It was
found that the drafts had been what the
Worrall Grain company considered exces
sive and one car did not grade up well, so
the drafts were not honored."
Mr. Worrall continued: "The drafts were
returned and in course of time, two or
three days, Mr! Miller came up one morn
ing and wanted to know where the samples
were for those three cars. I gave them to
him and asked him what he was going to
do with them and he said the drafts and
bills of lading had come to the Merchants'
National bank and that the Commercial Na
tional bank had turned them over to the
Westbrooke-Gibbons Grain company to dis
pose of to best advantage.
" 'Now,' he said, 'as long as you have
gone part way in this matter. If you will
come In and bid low on this grain, we let
your share In the profits,' I said, 'What's
your game. I want to understand It fully
before I play.' He said, "We want some
body to bid this corn In so that It will net
him a loss.'
" Well," I said, 'Mr. Miller, I'm not going
to enter Into any such scheme as that to
rob a man In broad daylight, and I'm not
going to have anything to do w Uu It. I'm
going to wash my hands clean of the entire
transaction and neither Mr. Peavey nor
myself Is going to have anything to do
with It.' We did not.
Sells for Different Price.
"Two cars of that corn sold for 38 cents a
bushel on the floor of the exchange when
the same kind and quality and class of corn
from regulars brought 42 cents. One car
was either No. 4 or not grade, I've forgotten
which, and It sold for 36 cents. All three of
the cars were sold to J. F. Twamley &
Son. That was done on June 9, 1904, and
the records of the exchange will bear me
out in that assertion, because It's the
In his testimony of yesterday the wit
ness detailed how the association had gone
outside the state and tried to Influence Chi
cago dealers against buying from him. He
accused the railroads of refusing to give
him sites for elevators. Well along In the
afternoon Attorneys Ed P. Smith and M.
L. Learned said they were through asking
questions and Attorney F. 8. Howell, for
the plaintiff, started on the cross-examination.
The story about the farmer's grain
was developed before the proceedings ended
for the day, to be taken up again this
morning, when more sensations are prom
ised. What Vndlke Said.
Mr. Worrall yesterday afternoon asserted
that Nels Updike told him, with reference
to the association: "You know my office is
right on the same floor with them and I
am compelled to do some things that I
don't want to do, but do rather than to
have a row."
Witness admitted that from June to De
cember, 1904, the Worrall Grain company
sold the Omaha Elevator company a large
number of cars of corn and wheat and
bought some from the same firm. Worrall
"Early In February, when we had been
told by J. E. Van Dorn, Rudolph Beal, the
Exchange Grain company, that the Omaha
Elevator company, the Transmtssisslppt
Grain company and the Updike Grain com
pany had put up a Job whereby the little
fellows and the irregular fellows could not
dispose of their grain at the same price
they did, I went to Chicago. I called on
Harr'.s, Bcotten A Co. I laid the matter
before them and asked If It were true. Jo
seph Schneldeker told me a committee from
Omaha had called on him and wanted his
company to refuse to bid the Worrall
Grain company, the Exchange Grain com
pany, the Georgi Adams Grain company
and the Nebraska Hay and Grain com
pany because we bothered them and that
they could not get as large a profit as they
thought they were Justified In having. Jo
seph Schneldeker told me he never entered
Into an agreement at any time at any
place that he hated to as bad as he did
that, and that he felt ashamed of himself
for ever having submitted to such an ar
rangement. He said :'Thls Is the first
time in my life I ever did such a thing
and It Is going to be nry-Tast. He said
they Insisted upon drawing the lines so
that they could do business only with those
who had elevators.
Told Him He Had Elevators.
"I told him we had an elevator at Coun
cil Bluffs that would hold from 76.0UO to
100.000 bushels when done. He then said ho
would do business with us, and did.
Schneldeker said that the Omaha commit
tee told him his firm must not expect to do
any business with them If they Insisted
upon bidding the little follows at Omaha.
After that one of the members of the
Rosenbaum Grain company came out here
and said to me: 'We had some trouble
about your business and some other deal
ers here, but . after thinking the matter
over we came to the conclusion that w
were going to do business with whom w
"Since the visit of Rosenbaum her we
(Continued oa Second Pag.)
Fair Friday and Saturday.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdnyi
Honr. Ic. Hour. Hear.
ft a. m to 1 p. m Sit
a. m TO 2 p. m NT
f . m Tl 3 i. m Ml
. m T2 4 p. m Sft
B a. m TO ft p. m M
to a. m rn l p. m Wi
11 a. m K2 7 p. m f,
13 n ha n p. m HA
9 p. Ml t2
Early Evening Storm Does Much
Daniaae to Shnde Trees and
the Like.
Omaha and vicinity was visited by a wind
and rainstorm that shook the town while
It lasted and caused considerable damage.
According to the government report, the
wind blew at the rate of sixty-four miles
per hour between 8:66 and 9 p. m., when
most of the damage was done. Gathering
clouds In the early evening foretold of
rain, but there was no indication of the
heavy wind which accompanied It. Con
tinuous lightning and thunder marked its
approach. Up to 10 o'clock 0.73 Inches of
water fell and of this 0.63V Inches fell dur
ing twenty minutes.
Reports at the dispatcher's office of the
Omaha road Indicate that the heaviest of
the rain foil in Omaha. Only a little rain
Is reported at Herman, with a smart
shower at Calhoun, getting worse as It
came to Omaha. Just north of the city the
storm tvns severe.
Many trees In the northern part of the
city were ruined by the wind and some
dntnugp was done. A largo limb of a tree
fell across the trolley wire of the Florence
line at Twenty-fifth and Fort streets In
such a way that it was thoroughly charged
with electricity. The power had to he
shut off before It could be removed with
The yard of City Clerk Elbourn. 2RS1
Sprague street, was strewn with fallen
trees, as well as the yards of many of
his neighbors. A large sign was blown
down at Cuming and Seventeenth streets,
but no one was injured. Many of the
trees on Spaulding street from Twenty
fourth to Twenty-seventh were badly torn.
The larse new sign recently placed on
the Third floor front of the People's Furni
ture store at Sixteenth and Farnam was
blown down with Injury to no one.
As a South Omaha car was passing down
Ames avenue at Twenty-second street a
large limb blew from one of the big Cot
tonwood trees at that point snd fell on
top of the rsr. The car was pulled ahead
and the branch rolled off without doing
much damage.
Davenport street between Thirty-first and
Thirty-third showed the effects of the
storm and several big limbs were wrenched
from the trees. The window on the Capi
tol avenue side of Goldsmith's saloon, on
the corner of Ninth and Oipltol avenue,
was blown In during the height of the
storm and everything In the place became
wet goods. The saloon of McDImmey &
Caldwell across the street was also noticed
by the wind to the extent of a broken
The storm came from the north and
looked more severe as It approached than
It did after It had reachod Omaha. The
wires sre down to Blnir tun -Mtiii ng cm
be learned of the extent of the storm at
that point- Millard was struck hard, and
the wind did not leave Fremont, Schuyler
or Wahoo unnoticed.
Many Omnha people were caught at
Krug park, where the storm was quite
severe, some of the larger trees being
blown down.
The heavy rain broke a window In the
basement off of the alley In the Boston
Store and a large quantity of mud and
water was washed into the place and con
siderable damage done to the goods, but
Just how much could not be determined
last night.
Misplaced Switch Lets Llo-ht Train
Bump Into a Switch Engine
Head On.
A head-end collision occurred at the Union
Pacific passenger yards. Just west of the
depot, about 7 o'clock Thursday evening
between train No. 2 of the Illinois Central
and the Union Pacific switch engine No.
1J01, the front end of each engine being de
molished. The Illinois Central train was coming In
from the Council Bluffs yards, the crew
Just making up their train before leaving
for the east at 7:50 p. m. Those who saw
the collision say the man In the signal
tower. Just west of the depot, left the
wrong switch open, thus throwing the pas
senger train Into the switch engine. No
one was on the train except the train
crew. Brakeman T. H. Hopkins was thrown
violently against the side of the car, sus
taining a severe cut on his right eye and a
painful bruise on his chest. He was at
tended by Dr. Smith of the Union Pacific
company, and was later removed to his
home In Council Bluffs. No one else on
the train was Injured. The engine was In
charge of Engineer Frank Hinman and
Fireman Andy Fisher and the train was
In charge of Conductor N. P. O'Hara.
Attendants at Florida institution
Wnlk Out Because Discharge of
Bookkeeper la Refused.
Thlrty attendants at the state Insane asy
lum walked out as a result of a failure of
the management to discharge D. w. Yar
brough, a bookkeeper, and his wife. The
trouble grew out of a recent legislative
Investigation of the affairs of the asylum,
the committee charging a condition of
gross Immorality. As the report specified
no names all the attendants felt It reflected
on them. The report Is said to have been
founded on testimony given by Yarbrough.
Superintendent Whltner was asked to dis
charge Yarbrough and on his failure to do
so the attendants left.
Mrs. Isabel Hlehey of Plattsraouth
Chosen Vice President of West
ern Association. '
WINONA LAKE. Ind , July 13. Among
the officers elected by the Western Associa
tion of Writers In convention here were
Vice President Susan K. Gluspell of Daven
port, la., Eugene F. Ware of Topeka, Kan.,
and Mrs. Isabel Rlchey of iiatuimouth,
Moveroe.-.ts of Ocean Veascls July 13.
At New York Arrived: Cedrlc, from Liv
erpool; Pennsylvania. from Hanibuiu;
Deut-hland, from Hamburg.
At Queenatown Arrived : Republic, from
At I'onta Del Gada Arrived : Romanic,
from New York
At Llverfiool- Sailed: Kensington, fur
M..'-enl, Tunisian, fur U-oiUmL
Rumor Cirrent that Four Grenadier Regi
ments ire in Revolt.'
Soldiers Refme to Obey Order to Tire
Upon the Fepnlaoe.
Twt Hundred and Fifty Pounds of Dyna
mite Stored Beneath Motoow Palace,
Ruler Decides that He Will Not
Stay at lllnakoje Castle When
He Visits the Old
Bt L1.KT1.
8T. PETERSBURG. July 13. ;40 p. m.
Rumors are current In this city that four
grenadier regiments at Moscow have
mutinied and that at Warsaw yesterday
certain officers refused to give the com
mand to their men to fire on the people,
who were making a demonstration. Not
the slightest confirmation Is obtainable ot
these rumors.
NEW YORK, July 13 A World dispatch
from Ixmdon contains the following from
the Vienna correspondent of the Dally Tele
graph: Trlvate letters from St. Petersburg state
that the police have d In cove red elahoratw
iirepriratlons for blowing up the castle of
IlliiNkoJo, near Moscow, where the cfcar,
with the Imperial family. Intended to take
up a brie' residence. Beneath the apart
ments destined for his majesty's use a
subterranean passage is said to have 'been
found leading to a collar where 250 pounds
of dynamite lav concealed.
The police have made many arrests, ap
prehending among others two engineers
who conducted the cleaning and decorating
of the apartments at the castle.
This Intelligence, associated with the
murder of Sliuvaloff, has mnde a deep. Im
pression. The czar has now given up
all idea of staying at lllnakoje.
Bonllgun May Resign.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 13 The resigna
tion of M. Boullgan Is expected dally. Gen
eral Tropoff, the assistant minister of the
Interior, will probably be his successor.
The terrorists have recently renewed their
warnings against General Tropoff with
ominous persistence. The general Is con
stantly In receipt of letters signed by the
executive committee of the fighting or
ganization Informing him that his hour haa
come. A remarkable feature of all the
communications is that the writers take
pains to say that no safeguards will avail
to avert his Impending doom. At tha
same time they tell him he need not be
afraid to go abroad In the streets. They
add: "Your sentence will be executed In
your own room. You will die In your bed."
The terrorists seem to take pride In Is
suing a challenge Involving a demonstra
tion of their po'cr and resources to pene
trate the armor of the police. Moreover,
General Trepoff knows enough of the re
sources and desperatoness of tire orgsnlza-
tlon to firmly believe that the terrorist
are able to execute their threats.
Ho makes no concealment of the fact
that he expects to be killed, but his nervn
Is unshaken. "I will at least die at the
post of duty," he says.
Privately; General Trenoff takes a gloomy
view of the future of the autocracy, In
which he believes that If given untram
meled power he could restore the old statue
quo In a year, hut the present vaclllltatlng
policy he thinks will end only In ruin. A
representative assembly, no matter what
Its Initial character may be, he Is con
vinced will soon bo transferred into a con
stituent assembly, which will give the death
blow to absolutism.'
Official advices received by the minister
of the Interior say that the assassin of
Prefect of Police Shouvaloff at Moscow
has been Identified as a former school
teacher of St. Petersburg, named Kultkov
sky, who was actively connected with the
political agitation and IS believed to have
belonged to the terrorist organization. Ha
was first arrested under the administration
of the late Interior minister Slplgagulne in
lftoi and three years later was exiled to
Siberia for six years ry the late Interior
minister Von Plehve, but escaped In 194
and was supposed to have gone abroad.
Kulikovsky was next discovered at Moscow
In June last, prowling around the govern
ment buildings, presumably Intent on com
mitting a political crime. He was arrested
and tnken to a police station, from which
he escaped. Upon his escape Sliuvaloff of
fered a reward for Kullkovsky's capture.
The bomb factory seized at Tlfils, Cau
cnsla, Is considered an Important haul. It
contained, In addition to finished bombs, a
large quantity of dynamite, nltro-glycerlno
and other explosives. Thirteen persons be
longing to the local revolutionary commit
tee were captured. A chemist who was im
plicated committed suicide.
Keep Assassin's Identity Secret.
MOSCOW, July IX The authorities hera
decline to disclose the Identity of the as
sassin of Prefect of Police Shuvaloff.
but Is la known that a very promi
nent and Important political capture haa
been- made. After the prisoner's escape
from the police station, where he had been
confined as a political suspect some days
previous to the assassination of the pre
fect. Shuvaloff set all the police of Moscow
at work to effect hh recapture. The pris
oner In the meantime shaved off his beard
and while the police were searching for him
everywhere the man went to the prefect's
office and committed the crime for which
he will now be tiled. The bullets of the
revolver used by the prisoner were filled
with poison. The crowd In the ante-room
of the prefecture set upon the assassin,
who was dragged Into the street and ter
ribly beaten.
Rioters Hanited at Odessa.
ODEHSA, July 13. Twenty-four leaders of
the recent disturbances here were hanged
today In various prisons. Another batch of
seventeen will be publicly executed upon
tha arrival here of General Ignatleff, pres
ident of the special conference for the re
vision of the exceptional laws designed for
safeguarding public order.
The buttleship Georgl I'ohledonosetx haa
arrived here, with a fresh crew, for the
purpose of taking sixty-seven mutineers to
Sevastopol for trial by rourt-martlal.
Of M persons arrested and charged with,
robbery or incendiarism In enn,ii?t!on with
the recent riots seventy-luur were uc
qtiltted today owing to the lack of evidence
and twenty-eight were sentenced to six
weeks' Imprisonment, the time to Include
the two wki which they have already
passed in prison. The exit .o.-.l,very out
come of these tr! iIm has srouf-d much
comment here. It Is hm nly ansert'd tha' It
Is a political demonstration, attmiit It
military government and fuinlsii s evidence
of the conflict going on hetw.n the mu
nicipality and the gnvei nm?nt, aa i i-y-Judges
are elected by the pupl.