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KING MEETS KAISER
Conferesee f Buleri of Sweden and Ger
many Attracts Attention.
l-T?v JUWUK OF ALLEGED ALLIANCE! OtNirO
j Berlin Twig Offios 8ayi Subject it Hot
NO REPORT OF CONVERSATION GIVEN
It Hatter Was liscusied by Sovereigns
Minister Are lot Informed.
IANISH RULER FOR NORWAY PROBABLE
3- Cablael at Copenhagen Advlaea that
Vrlnce Charla Aeecpt Throne
If King Owf Con
v sea la.
BERLIN, July lt-The substance of the
statement mads at Stockholm yesterday
to the effect that a German-Swedish alli
ance waa seriously contemplated wu sub
mitted to the foreign office here today and
the authoritative statement was' made that
the question of an alliance between Ger
many and Sweden had never come before
the foreign office, hor had it been discussed
to the s..ghtest extent. Of course the for-
k elg-n office could not deny that Emperor
William and Kins; Oscar had not spoken of
an alliance during; their interview at Qefle
. yesterday because the subjects of their
conversation are not known here.
Professor Kondrad Born ha k. an authority
on international law, discussing the ques
tion whether King Oscar Is still King of
Norway or not, says a definite reply cannot
be given. He is still king of Norwoy ac
cording to the constitution of Sweden, but
according to the constitution of Norway he
has ceased to be king of Norway, but there
. is no doubt as to the propriety of King
Oscar styling himself king of Sweden and
I Norway, James II, after he had been
deposed as king of England, and while a
gnest of Louis XIV of France continued to
call himself king of France as well as the
king of England, although France had been
lost to the British crown since the time
of Henry VI. Emperor Francis Joseph
today, as the Austrian coinage shows, calls
himself king of Lombardy and Venice, al
though he Is a friend of King Victor
( , Emmanuel, and king of Jerusalem, without
Turkey having objected. The Russian
emperor names himself duke of Schleswlg
Holsteln and duke of Oldenburg without
offending Germany. The Russian emperor
also calls himself the heir of the king of
No indication of the result of the meeting
between Ernperor William and King Oscar
yesterday has reached Berlin, nor is any
report of their conversation likely to be
made publlo, as St is explained here that
this was a strictly private visit of one
sovereign to another. The initiative will
probably come from this side as the em
peror desired to have first hand knowledgo
of the Norwe gifrmflwedlsh situation. The
German government's policy, as the Asso
ciated Press Is informed. Is one of com
'" pleta aloofness almost of indifference. It
(a expected here that as a result of the
meeting yesterday Emperor William and
Germany will be described In some coun
tries as taking undue Interest in Scandi
navian affairs and is seeking for a way to
influence a settlement. Such an idea is
disavowed in advance.
KIEL. July 14. Emperor William has ap
pointed King Oscar a grand admiral in the
t'nanlmoas for Danish Ruler.
COPENHAGEN. July It At today's cab
inet meeting it developed that the minis
ters were In full agreement that Prince
Charles of Denmark should accept the
crown of Norway if King Oscar and the
Other courts most nearly concerned ix
. pressed their approval. King Christian and
". the Other members of the Danish royal
jr ur family are also favorable to Prince Charles
WILL FIGHT THEATER TRUST
Aaaonocement of a Kew Combination
of Actors and Play Houses
Headed by the Shuberts.
NEW YORK, July 14. Announcement of
a new combination or actors in America
against what is known as the Theatrical
trust, was made today by Lee Shubert of
8. S. Shubert and Lee Shubert. The lead
ing companies in the new combination are
those headed by David Belasco and Mrs.
Mlnrtle M adder n Flske. Lee Shubert will
manage the-line of theaters which will be
placed at the disposal of Mr. Belasco, Mrs.
Flske and others.
The new combine will back fifteen com
panies on the road, and such actors as
Carah Bernhardt. Ada Rehan, Jefferson De
Angells, Henry Miller, Lillian Russell,
David Warfleld, Blanche Bates, Bertha
GalUnd, R6bert HUllard, Mrs. Flske,
Bertha Kaltsch and Mrs. Leslie Carter.
These actors, under the new management,
expect within another week to have a
sufficient rjumber of theaters on their own
circuit in America and England to play
In the houses year round. Mr. Shubert
announced today that his company now
has fourteen play houses under Its control,
including thesters In New York. Phil
adelphia, Chicago, St. Louis and London,
England, and that he would within a week
be able to open half a dosen more theaters
to his attractions, among them a house In
Boston. Besides these places the new com
bination Is counting on the support of in
dependent houses all over tbe country.
EDITOR IS SUED FOR LIBEL
Comptroller Greet Files Objections to
Article thararlner lilm with
NEW YORK. July 14. Arthur Brisbane,
editor of the New York Evening Journal,
was placed Under arrest this evening on a
charge of criminal libel preferred by City
Comptroller Edward M. Grout. Mr. Bris
bane went voluntarily to court to answer
the charge. A hearing In the case was set
for Monday at I p. m.. la order that Mr.
Grout mlghc be heard before his departure
for Europe on Tuesday next. The editor
ial complained of by Mr. Grout was headed:
"Straining at a Set of False Teeth and
Swallowing a Theater."
It alleged that Mr. Grout had refused
to audit a bill for $40 for false teeth bought
at District Attorney Jerome's order for
Podge, the principal witness for tha prose
cution In the criminal proceedings growing
out of the Dodge-Moras divorce oaae. bat
that be had approved the sale of tha Moo
tauk theater in Brouklyo to the city. The
theater building was Beaded to carry out
a street w Vanning plan. Tbe sale was
characfrtaod In tha editorial as "swiud-Us"
VISITORS AT OYSTER BAY
Prealdeat Reeelvee Japanese Minister
and Canal Ofllrlala at Hla
OT8TER BAY, L. I., July 14. President
Roosevelt has as visitors Kogora Takahlra,
the Japanese minister, and Theodore P.
Shonts and John F. Stevens, respectively
the chairman and chief engineer of the
Isthmian canal commission. Mr. Takahlra'
made an engagement several days ago to
see the president today. It was his desire
to discuss with Mr. Roosevelt not only the
arrangements for the reception of the peace
plenipotentiaries at Sagamore Hill, but also
to consider some details of the peace con
ference at Portsmouth, N. H.
Chairraan Shonts and ChW ' Engineer
Stevens are here to consul! the president
geni i.-IIy in relation to canal matters. The
president had not met Mr. Btevens since
h's appointment to succeed Mr. Wallace as
Minister Takahlra said the object of his
visit, the first he has made to the presi
dent at his summer home, was to consider
some details of the pence conference. He
said he had no new or Important advices
from his government to convey to the
president. He expressed gratification at
the appointment of M. Wltte as the prin
cipal peace envoy of Russia, adding that
M. Wltte was a most able man and would
lend confidence and weight to the con
clusions of the conference. He said he
thought Baron Komura. would reach New
York on the 2Wh or 80th Inst., in which
event his reception by the president would
be held on August L
Chairman Shonts and Chief Engineer
Btevens conferred with the president some
time after the departure of M. Takahlra.
This was the first opportunity the presi
dent had to discuss canal matters with Mr.
Stevens and they went over the subject
pretty thoroughly. As both Mr. Shonts
and Mr. Stevens expect to sail for Panama
on the 20th Instant, the president desired
to consult with them before their departure.
It la not likely that Mr. Stevens will be
made, In the near future, a member of the
executive committee of the Panama Canal
commission, a position occupied by his pre
decessor, Mr. Wallace. It can be said that
Mr. Stevens has been given practically a
free hand to do construction work. He
has his own ideas about the methods to be
pursued and will not be Interfered with In
the work of his department. His desire is
to dig the canal and to that great under
taking he will devote all his energy and
ability, leaving the executive and ad
ministrative details to be worked out by
Chairman Shonts, Governor Magoon and
Chairman Shonts was asked whether he
could say anything regarding the proposed
transfer of the Isthmian canal commission
and Its affairs from the War department to
the State department.
"I think," he replied, "you would better
get that information from the president.
I can say, however, that no definite con
clusion yet has been reached. So far as
I personally am concerned, it would make
no difference whether the canal affairs
were directed by Secretary Taft or by Sec
retary Root. Both are equipped admirably
for the work. The transfer Is all admin
istrative matter with which I have noth
ing to do."
Auditor Hynea, who is' oh leave visiting
his home In BrooklyrL talked witM the pres
ident briefly about the conditions in Porto
Rico. He Is a warm personal "friend of
the president and undertook the work In
Porto Rico at the solicitation of Mr. Roose
velt, because ef the president's confidence
in him. He Will return shortly to Sun
PROBES TOBACCO STATISTICS
Secretary Wilson Starta Investigation
Into Another Branch of Hla
WASHINGTON, July It-Through the re
ceipt of numerous communications from
the south and statements appearing In the
press at various times that the statistics
of the Department of Agriculture on to
bacco were being manipulated In the inter
est of the so-called Tobacco trust. Secre
tary Wilson has begun an inquiry Into the
subject Pending the investigation the pub
lication of the tobacco statistics of the sev
eral districts will be held up, although the
regular monthly figures by states will be
given out on Monday next.
It was stated At the department today
that special agents have been sent to the
dark tobacco districts of Tennessee and
Kentucky for .the purpose of verifying or
correcting the department's figures. This
action Mr. Hyde, the chief statistician,
said was In deference to the sentiment
whii had been engendered that the de
partment's figures were wholly Incorrect.
Mr. Hyde has been given direct charge of
the investigation, which It Is expected will
be concluded within two or three weeks.
Richard Cheatham, secretary of the
Southern Cotton association, today was in
lengthy conference with District Attorney
Beach and Mr. Moran, acting chief of the
secret service bureau, regarding the re
cent cotton investigation. Mr. Cheatham
proposes to remain here for some time and
wl.ll assist in the preparation of evidence
upon which possible criminal prosecution
may be bated.
LAWSON AT ALBERT LEA
Treat Boater la Preaented with an
Elaborate Souvenir of Hla Visit
to Minnesota City.
ALBERT LEA, Minn.. July lt-Between
4,000 and 8,000 people gathered from Albert
Lea ar.d the surrounding country to hear
Thomas W. Lawson at the Chautauqua
meeting this afternoon: Mr. Lawson's ad
dress dealt with' the United States Steel
company and the leading life insurance In
terests. The audience was enthusiastic
and applauded the speaker liberally. At
the close of his speech, the financier was
presented with an elaborate souvenir, given
as a token of esteem by the cltlsens pf
this city. After a dinner held In his honor
by the Commercial club, Mr. Lawson was
tendered a publlo reception and left at
11:26 for Chicago.
INDICTMENT AT PHILADELPHIA
Former City Official Moat Answer
to Ceart on Charge of
PHILADELPHIA. July It-Two bills of
indictment were found today by the grand
Jury against John W. Hill, former chief of
the filtration bureau. The indictments
charged him with forgery, uttering a
forged instrument, falsification of records
and concurring in the falsification of
Mr. Hill recently resigned from the office
of chief of the filtration bureau, which had
a salary of 117 OW a year, the highest salary
received by any city official. A tew days
after his resignation he was arrested and
held to 118. 0 bal charged with forgery.
Mr. Hill's arrest was one result of Mayor
Weaver's cruaada for good guvernmeoC
TROOPS JOIN REVOLUTION
Russian Regiment in t Village of Cancaen
Murders Its Officers.
RAILROAD EMPLOYES TO SPEAK POLISH
Reach Agreement to lie Vernacular
in Poland and to Quit Work
if Punished for Innovation.
TIFLI8, Caucasia, July It A regiment of
Russian sappers, stationed at a small vil
lage In the mountains near here, has mur
dered all Its officers and It la rumored has
Joined the revolutionists.
WARSAW, July 14 The employes of the
Vienna, Lods 4 Kalis railways have de
cided to use from tomorrow the Polish lan
guage In the transaction of railway busi
ness. If anyone is punished for so doing
all the employes will resign.
Find Terrorist Plant.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 14. -A band of
terrorists fully equipped to manufacture
bombs and forge passports was captured In
a house near the Fontankal canal last
The government conscription now under
tho direction of General T re port has been
revived with all Its pristine vigor. A
blanket order has been Issued prohibiting
the publication of news relating to strikes,
disorders or revolutionary action.
Mutlay Aniona; Cossacks.
WARSAW, July It At the cotton milling
center of Zlglerx, near Lods, a number of
Cossacks declined to eat what they consid
ered bad food and sent a delegate named
Khasanov to the captain to demand double
pay, double rations, better food and the
payment of arrears. In reply the captain
drew a revolver and shot Khasanov dead.
As the demands- were persisted In, troops
were summoned and the Cossacks were
seized and Imprisoned in the fortress.
FRENCH HOLIDAY IS OBSERVED
Presence of British Sallora Adda to
Attraction of the Annnal
PARIS, July It The French national
holiday was celebrated today. The boule
vards were thronged with merrymakers
and all the leading thoroughfares were
There was a brilliant review at Long
champ, which was attended by President
and Madame Loubet, the cabinet officers,
the diplomatic corps and a vast throng of
people. About 20,000 troops participated In
the maneuvers. A notable feature of the
review was the presence of 128 officers from
the British naval squadron at Brest, all In
full uniform. Their arrival was tho occa
sion for an enthusiastic reception, the band
playing the British national anthem. The
popular ovation accorded to the British offi
cers was further Indicative of the Anglo
French understanding. President Loubet
gave a luncheon to the British officers and
to a number of French military and naval
men In the BJsyee palace -at noon.
Publlo games and dancing are going on
in all the public places under the control
of the municipality and the theaters will
give free performances.
BREST, July It The British squadron,
dressed with bunting and flags, fired a sa
lute of twenty-one guns today In honor of
the French holiday. Later the crews of the
British ships, headed by their bands, went
ashore, where they were accorded an en
thusiastic reception and participated In
ORANGEMEN T0 UNITE IRISH
Independent Section of Ulster Society
Appeals to All to Lay Aalde
BELFAST, July It An independent sec
tion of Ulster Orangemen, headed by Com
moner Sloan, has Issued a striking mani
festo to the country appealing for the
burial of sectarianism, which now is divid
ing Protestants and Catholics and Invoking
the co-operation of all secular forces in the
promotion of the national welfare.
The manifesto expresses distrust of Eng
lish parties, which. It says, will continue
In the future, as In the past, to play off
Protestants and Catholics against each
othor to the prejudice of the country's
hlrher claim's. The country, too, long has
been neglected In the strife of party and
creed, the manifesto continues, and there
now Is room for a patriotic party having
the policy to rid Ireland of the domination
of impracticable creeds and organised ty
rannies and to secure the desired redress.
NEW STANDARDS FOR FOODS
State Officers In Convention Denonnee
Those of Agriculture Department
PORTLAND. Ore.. July it At t..e final
session of State Dairy and Food depart
ments It was unanimously determined to
break away from the food etandards of
the Department of Agriculture and to
formulate new standards for the domina
tion of the acts of the association. This
remarkable move, which Is probably the
most startling innovation that has ever
been introduced in the fight for pure food,
means the separation of the state and gov
ernment .Interests which have heretofore
worked in unison to perfect food stand
ards. At today's session the standards of
the government were declared wholly in
adequate. The climax to the fight of the
opposition came when Dr. N. E. Eaton of
Illinois, state chemist, delivered an address
on "State Versus National Standards," in
which he told of the Insufficiency of the
standards of the Department of Agriculture
and how "the work of the National asso
ciation of State Dairy and Food depart
ments had bqrn hindered by the officials
of the government.
DEFENDANT WAY BE INSANE
Chlcaao Lawyer Dealrca to ' Know
Coadltloa of Woman Charged '
I with Crime.
CHICAGO, July It-State s Attorney Gra
ham of Mercer county, Illinois, has served
upon Dr. Sanger Brown of Chicago a de
mand for. information concerning the men
tal condition of wealthy Mrs. Mary Mc
Kinney of Aledo. III., who la alleged to
have been privately removed from her
home two weeks ago to Dr. Brown's sani
tarium at Kenelworth, an exclusive resi
dence suburb of this city.
Mrs. McKlnney, with her husband, Is
under Indictment upon the charge of tor
turing Stella Orandy, a child turned over
to her by the Illinois Children's Home and
Aid society. Mrs. McKlnney's trial on the
Indictment la set for August 2L State's
Attorney Graham claims to have asked for
the privilege of sending specialists to ex
amine into her mental condition. This re
Quest, he says, wad refused.
RACE RIOT N NEW YORK
Police Resrrvea In Fonr Precincts
Called to Amsterdam Aveirne and
NEW YORK, July 14. "San Juan hill,"
the district bounded by Amsterdam and
West End avenues and Sixty-second and
Sixty-third streets, so called because of Its
notoriety as a battleground, was a scene
tonight of a fierce race riot, which required
00 policemen to quell, after many shots
had been fired and several persons had
been seriously Injured.
The trouble began shortly after t o'clock
when a policeman arrested Edward Con
nelly for attacking Henry Williams, a
negro, and was pursued to the station
house with his prisoner by a mob of Con
nelly's friends, hurling showers of stones
and other missiles. When the station houso
reserves turned out, tbe whole neighbor
hood was In an uproar and , whites and
blacks engaged In desperate struggles In
the streets. Torrents of missiles were
hurled from roofs and windows. Within
ten minutes not less than 1.U00 men, boys
and women, black and white, .were engaged
In a furious combat.
The worst of the fighting was In Sixty
second street, where from e.rry window
and roof rained missiles, whle hundreds
of shots were fired. Roundsman Patrick
Walsh was knocked down by Joseph B.
Smith, a negro, who leaped upon him from
a stoop, and after attempting to shoot
him, struck him repeatedly with the butt
of his revolver. Walsh was finally rescued
by his comrades.
Inspector McLaughlin arrived shortly be
fore t o'clock and realizing; how wide
spread was the danger, sent) hurry calls
for reserves from as far north us One Hun
dred and Twenty-fifth street 1 and as far
south as Leonard street, frcm the East
Side and from the West- Side. In all, there
were more than 2&0 men un'Jr command
of the Inspector within twenty minutes.
The rioting spread down to Fifty-seventh
street and up to Sixty-eighth street, al
though the hardest battles wfl-e fought be
tween Sixty-first and Sixty 'bird streets.
For more than half an ho: n curs on the
Amsterdam avenue line wet rdolocked. Col
ored men pursued by white took refuge
on cars as they passed, and were fol
lowed by showers of bricks i.nd stones as
they fled. Every window In many oars
was broken and passengers j took shelter
In neighboring houses. Corductors and
motormen hid under seats, leaving their
cars to the mercy of the mob. Several
passengers were slightly hurt' by stones
and broken glass.
In all, seven whites and two negroes had
their Injuries attended to ' by the am
bulance surgeons, but scores f others less
seriously hurt were taken to their homes
by friends. i
Five whites and six negroes, among them
women of both races, awnoet all of whom
bore traces of conflict with tha police, were
CHANGES IN JTHE EQUITABLE
Twelve Kew Directors Elected and
Some Resignations Are Ac
cepted by Board.
, NEW YORK, July ,X4.-Vwelve new direo
tors, including D. Cady Herrick, President
Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia Uni
versity, Congressman Charles B. Littlefleld
of Maine, and Nevada N. Stranahan, colleo
tor of the port of New York, were ohoscn
and the resignations of two old directors
and one recently elected were accepted by
the board of directors of the Equitable life
Assurance society today. The directors
who resigned were General Louis Fltiger
ald, former president of the Mercantile
Trust company, Horace Demlng, who now
Is president of that institution and Freder
ick Bourn who was chosen at the last meet
ing of the board. Tho Mercantile Trust
company is controlled by the Equitable
society. Mr. Bourn was known as a policy
holder's director, he, having been elected
upon recommendation of the board of
trustees, which is headed by Former Presi
dent Cleveland. H gave as the reason for
his resignation press of personal business.
All of the new directors chosen today had
beet, .eoommended by the board of trustees
after correspondence and consultation with
policyholders. The full list of the new
To fill vacancies In the term expiring
December 31, 1906, Wallace L. Pierce of
Boston, Daniel A. Tompkins, Charlotte, N.
C, Thomas Spratt, Ogdensburg, N. Y.,
Louis Stern, New York, Frank 8. Wlther
bee. New York, James McMahon, New
For term to expire December U, 1908,
Wlllard F. McC'ook, Philadelphia, Con
gressman Charles E. Littlefleld, Rockland,
For term to expire December SL 1907,
Nevada N. Stranahan, collector of the port
of New York; D. Cady Herrick, Albany.
For term to expire December 81, 1908,
Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Co
lumbus university, Charles IL Zhnder,
At the conclusion of the meeting it was
specifically ststed that no action looking to
a reorganization of the executive com
mittee was taken.
WILLIAMSON BEGINS DEFENSE
Dr. Van Gosaev Bays He Loaned Money
to Holders of Homcsteada, hot
Had No Contract to Boy Land.
PORTLAND. Ore., July 14 Dr. Van Oes
ner, co-defendant with Congressman John
Newton Williamson and United States Com
missioner Biggs In the trial fo- subornation
of perjury, supplemented -by the testimony
of two minor witnesses, presented the first
evidence for the defense before Judge De
Haven In the circuit court today. The other
witnesses were M. F.. Brink and" Iaom Cleek,
the latter a saloonkeeper, both of Prlnce
vllle. The substance of their testimony
was that they had heard two or three of
the entrymen say they had no contract
with Van Gusner and Williamson.
Dr. Van Gesner testified that he had
been driven from his leaaed ranges .by tbe
sheep war and had been forced to other
pastures. He had consulted with Attorney
Biggs and Barnes and was assured by them
that he had a irfect right to loan money
on Umber claims. He then made known his
desire to acquire more range and offered to
loan money on claims, taking a mortgage
without Interest, so long as he was allowed
to use the range for his sheep.
Dr. Van Gesner averred again and again
with reference to various entrymen whose
names were mentioned that he loaned them
money, but that he had In no way made or
entered into any contract, ' agreement or
understanding, directly or indirectly, to
purchase afly of their claims upon their
gulng to patent. He wanted the range, he
said, and loaned the money and took a
mortgage to secure It.
Dr. Van Gesner s memory failed to con
nect Congressman Williamson with meet
ings and conversations in which some of
the witnesses for the government testified
he had cart.
TENTflOUSAND MORE NEEDED
T. 1L A A. Fund is 6hy Jnit One Good
FRIDAY'S WORK ENCOURAGES SOLICITORS
More Than Twelve Thonannd Dollara
Raised Darin a; Day Campaign
Will Be Paahed Harder
Subscribed yesterday 12.506.04
Yet to raise 10,40.4
Big subscriptions yesterday: New
York Life Insurance company, 41.000;
Omaha Electric Light and Power
oompany, 11,000; Omaha Gas com
pany, $1,000; W. T. Page, $600.
Ten thousand six hundred and forty dol
lars must be raised by midnight In order to
complete- the $100,000 building fund of the
Young Men's Christian association and
hold the $10,000 conditional subscription
mado by Guy C. Barton. Any gift, no mat
ter how small, will be particularly welcome
on this last day of the campaign. The
Bemls Bag company's siren will hoot again
today every time $1,000 la subscribed.
The sum of $12,506.04 was secured Friday,
making the total of $89.369 64 and leaving
$10,64046 yet to raise. Yesterday's success
makes the hustlers very hopeful for today.
Workers for the fund are pleased with
the spirit of generosity which prevails.
Four Mttle newsboys walked Into head
quarters after they had sold their papers
last evening and said they wanted to have a
share In the new building. Each gave a
penny of his earnings to the secretary at
Yesterday W. T, Page, local manager of
the American Smelting and Refining com
pany walked into headquarters unsolicited
and put down his name for $600. The yells
and whistles of applause that were called
forth by this act were deafening.
"If we had $S0 more we could make the
whistle howl again," yelled F. L. Willis.
"I have It In my pocket," said a worker,
who had been on the street after subscrip
tions. "Here it Is."
A few seconds later the shrill hoot of the
steam siren at the plant of the Bemls Bag
oompany announced throughout the city
that another $1,000 had been added to the
. A man who had not been canvassed came
In at noon and pledged himself to give $100.
John A. McCall Helps.
John A. McCall, In behalf of the New
York Life Insurance company, gave $1,000
by telegraph. The Omaha Electric Light
and Power company of Omaha and the
Omaha Gas company each gave $1,000.
Browning. King A Co. gave $C and O. E.
As an illustration of the enthusiasm
which Is displayed In some quarters, and
especially among the railroad men. In
raising the funds, a clerk In the Union Pa
cific headquarters who receives $26 per
month put his name down for a $10 sub
scription when the eommlttee called on him
Thursday. This, In connection with the
$M given by Traffic Msnager Monroe,
shows that the railroad men, In both high
and low positions, are enthusiasts over the
One subscription came all the way from
Louisiana. It was given by L. EX Chaffee,
a former resident of Omaha.
For two hours Friday morning the Tri
Clty band played about the city In the
Interests of the building fund. The band
wagon was drawn by horses from the Pal
ace livery stable. Both the use of the
horses and the services of the band were
Friday night there came to the head
quarters the following letter from a little
girl, enclosing $1:
Please you will find $1 In this letter which
Is of my own money. I am sorry I haven't
got any more money Just now. I told
mother that I would like to give my dollar
to the Young Men's Christian association
and she said I could do It If I want to.
Yours truly, ROSE RICHARDSON,
2411 North Nineteenth Street.
FATAL WRECK IN ILLINOIS
Passenger Tropin Crnahea Into Snb
nrban Train and Three
Peraona Are Dend.
CHICAGO, July It A pas: r.er train on
the Chicago Eastern Illinois railway leav
ing St. Louis at 11:30 last night collided to
day with a suburban train at Stelger, III.,
thirty miles from Chicago. Three persons
were killed and sixteen Injured. Some of the
Injured may die. The engines of both trains
were demolished and the first coach on the
suburban train was smashed.
JAMES LYKE, engineer of suburban
GEORGE EPSTEIN, Chlccgo.
CHARLES HORN, Crete, 111.
The seriously Injured:
John Miller, Chicago Heights, 111., back
James Crooks, Chicago, back Injured.
Ferdinand Hoyn, Chicago, back and head
Dwight I. Wood, brakeman on suburban
train, leg broken and side bruised.
A. Gilmore. engineer on St. Louis train,
shoulder dislocated and internal Injuries.
F. H. Ross, Chicago, shoulder Injured,
arm broken and Internal Injuries.
That the switch which caused the wreck
was opened by someone either carelessly
or with malicious intent. Is the theory of
the officials. Search Is being made for a
laborer at Steger upon whom suspicion
rests. The man disappeared soon after the
wreck. A warrant has been sworn out for
FIND ORGANIZED SILK THIEVES
Chicago Thinks It Has Inearthed
Society with Aarenta in
CHICAGO, July lt-That a band of silk
thieves, whose operations have resulted
In plunder valued at $2,000, Is making Chi
cago Its headquarters and that stolen silks
are being systematically sold through a
"fence" in this city, is the belief of the
police. The burglaries believed to have
been committed by the gang have occurred
within ' a radius of 3o0 miles of Chicago,
principally in Wisconsin, Illinois and In
diana. Telegrams from the police of many
towns have been received telling of bur
glaries committed in country stores and
department stores of larger cities, in
which valuable silks have been stolen.
The police of the following places among
others have within the last few days no
tified the Chicago authorities regarding
operations of the band supposed to have
headquarters here: Bloomlngton, 111.; Han
nibal, Mo., and Clinton. Ia
SOUTH BEND, Ind.. July lt-Offlcere
have arrested sleven men charged with be
ing Implicated In wholesale robberies of
cars on the Grand Trunk railroad near
Stlllwell, La Porte. Ind. Merchandise to
tbe value of $30,000 has been taken. Other
heavy losses by the road were reported at
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair la F.aat. Showers and Cooler In
West Portion Satnrday. Snaday
Tempera tare nt Omaha Yrsterdayi
Ilonr. Dear. Honr. Deo;.
R a. m TO 1 p. m fl
"a. m TO S p. m ft
T a. ra Tl S p. m DO
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STATE WINS PENALTY CASES
Wisconsin ft eta Jadamrnt for 10.000
Kach Aanlnat Railways that
Made False Reports.
MADISON, Wis , July It The state won
the penalty cases against the Chicago &
Northwestern, Chicago. Milwaukee A St.
Paul, Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis A
Omaha and the Minneapolis, St. Paul A
Bault Stt, Marie railroads today.
The court finds that the state Is entitled
to recover from each of these roads $10,000.
as these railroads admitted they falsified
their reports of gross earnings made to the
State In the year 19"2.
The state still has an action against these
same railroads to recover penalties upon
the reports of earnings which they made
for the year 190S. The state has penalty
suits also against the Wisconsin Central,
the Green Bay A Western, the Chicago,
Burlington A Qulncy and the Illinois Cen
tral. On the basis of the decision todayV and
on what is known of the reports of the
earnings of the various roads which have
been filed with the state for the years 1902
and 1903, upon which these railroads pay
license fees for the years 1903 and 1904. the
state would be entitled to recover la pen
alties a total of $li)0,00O.
These recoveries of penalties total In the
above amount Is only a small amount of
what the railroads will be compelled to pay
to the state. On gross earnings wrong
fully withheld they still owe to the state 4
per cent upon the total amount of gross
earnings, which will amount to more than
The railway companies will appeal.
FOUR MEN KILLED in" WRECK
Two Rnalnea of Iowa Central
Frelaht Train Jnmp the
RICHLAND, la., July 14. (Special Tele
gram. )Whlle running at full speed this
afternoon a westbound extra fast freight
on the Iowa Central, drawn by two engines.
Jumped the track at a sharp curve Just
tolng onto the bridge and piled up, killing
four trainmen. The dead are:
JESSE LONG, engineer, Oskaloosa, la,
WILLIAM WEST, fireman, Oskaloosa.
SAM FOLZEY. brakeman, Oskaloosa,
CAL WILLIAMS,, engineer, Oskaloosa.
W. L. McMahan, fireman, Oskaloosa.
The train was running at a high speed
down a long hill, at the bottom of which
was a large bridge. The front engine
jumped the track, the second plied upon it
and six ears were hesped upon top of the
two engines, burying the four victims of
tbe accident under the debris. One of the
cars was an oil-tank car. which caught
fire and exploded, .and all of the victims
were more of less burned. Three of the
Victlma West. Folzey and Williams, died
Of their injuries after being taken out of
the wreck. Williams was horribly scalded.
The track was blockaded and trains are
running over the Chicago. Burlington A
Qulncy line from Hedrlck to Brighton.
WEAVER FIRES FIFTY WEN
Phlladelphla'e Mayor Flnda More l ae.
leaa Employee on Water Bureau
PHILADELPHIA. July lt-The efforts
of Mayor Weaver to place the city ad
ministration on an economical basis re
sulted today In the dismissal of fifty more
men. They were employed in the Bureau
The new director of public works today
awarded the contract for the collection of
garbage next year to a local firm. The
bid of the successful firm was $339,576 a re
duction over the contract price for this
year of $160,425.
PAUL'JONES' BODY DUE JULY 22
Authorities of Naval Academy R.
eelva Word Regarding Probable
Arrival of Squadron.
ANNAPOLIS. Md.. July lt-The Naval
academy Authorities have been notified that
the 'squadron escorting the remains of Ad
miral Paul Jones to this country will ar
rive off Annapolis July 22, unless there Is
a mishap. The remains of Admiral Jones
will on that day be deposited In the tem
porary vault with full military honors and
will be placed In the new chapel, their final
resting plact, as soon as it is completed.
NEW DETENTION STATION
San Francisco to . Have Institution
Modeled on Immigration St a.
tlon at Ellis Island
. BAN FRANCISCO, July ltModeled
after the plans of the big Immigrant sta
tion on Ellis Island, in New York harbor,
San Francisco Is to have a detention sta
tion that will be adequate In equipment to
accommodate the large volume of immigra
tion coming into this port. The station is
to be built on Angel Island, land for that
purpose having been already set aside.
CONDITIONS AREN0W BETTER
Weather Still Hot In New York, but
Humidity Is Not So
NEW YORK. July lt-Wlth the tempera
ture S degrees below the 60 mark at 11
o'clock tonight, promise of relief for swel
tering New York' dissolved. Four fatalities
due to the heat and humidity were reported
today with twenty-one prostrations. The
mercury reached a maximum of hi to
day. The humidity decreased from M
Movemeats of Ocean Vessels Jal
At Havre Arrli-erf lr.u.
At 1'lvmouth Arrived RIiiaiI,..
At Liverpool Arrived: Westernland
At Hftinhurl'v.irrivk' 1 .,...-
At Conenhazen Sailed? Mellla- m-
At Marseilles Sailed: ' Roma from
At Glasaow Balled: Iurentln
At Mo vUle Balled; Tunisian for
PLEASED -WITH WITTB
Banian Preii Hails with Delight Appoint
merit of Minister as Plenipotentiary.
INSURES SUCCESS OF NEGOTIATIONS
His Appointment Will Inspire Confidence
in Busaian Intentions.
CZAR YIELDS ONLY TO STRONG PRESSURE
Appointment Urged by Influences in TaTor
of Ending Confiiot.
LAMSDORFF AND WITTE CLOSELY ALLIED
Official .Notice of t'hanare la Person
nel of Deleantlon Saya It
Waa Due to Illness
, of MuravleC ,
ST. PETERSBURG, July 14.-M. Wltte'i
apppolntment as chief Russian peso plen
ipotentiary waa announced today In the
Official Messenger In the following wordat
Owing to the serious Illness which over
took M. Muravleff on his arrival In St. Ptt
ersbuig which made It Impossible for him
to familiarize hlmnttlf at sliort notice with
the considerable material connected with
the negotiation!, his inujcstv the emperor
has been pleased to appMnt President of the
Committee of Ministers Wlttte to post of
chief plenipotentiary. (
Spontaeously all the parties recognise that
M. Wltte's selection makes for a successful
termination of the pence negotiations. The
mere fact that the emperor at last yielded
to the pressure for Wltte's appointment Is
acoepted as being a complete assurance
that his majesty is sincerely determined to
end the conflict and make peace if a pos
sible basts Is obtainable. Every Influence
which championed M. Witte was for peace,
while on the contrary in every Instance
those who opposed him were fo.- a pro
longation of the struggle. France, through
Ambassador Needlloff, strongly urged him
for the post, but the main credit for M.
Wltte's selection belongs to Foreign Mini
ster Lamsdorff, who never ceased to press
for his selection.
Wltte and LnmsdorSf Allied.
Count Lamsdorff and M. Wltte are now
In close alliance and when M. Boulllgln
retires from the ministry of the Interior
all the ministers will at least be in har
mony, especially should Prince Svlatopolk
Mlrsky, as rumor today Intimates, return to
the head of the ministry of the Interior.
' The papers here generally were not aware
last night that M. Wltte's appointment
was an accomplished fact, but with one
voice those in the secret hall his selection
with Intense satisfaction. Even the Novoe
Vreyma, which has not believed that an
honorable peace la possible seems wllllnjr
to trust the Issue In M. Wltte's hands.
The St. Petersburg Oasette dwells espec
ially upon the confidence with which his
appointment will Inspire the Toklo govern
ment where M. Wltte's opposition to the
whole policy of commercial and military
advetura in Manchuria and Corea is well
knnwn. The paper reviews his steady
struggle against the Influences which pre
cipitated the war and moreover points out
that M. Wltte's selection Insures harmony
among the Russian plenipotentiaries and,
delegates, as Baron Rosen shares M.
Wltte's vlows and M. Pokotlloff and M.
Shlpoff were trained under him while ha
was minister of finance and belong dis
tinctively to the Wltte school. In con
clusion, the St. Petersburg Oasette says:
"There is nothing so Important during
the negotiations as complete unity of opln- '
M. Muravleff has already departed from
Rome to resume his post as ambassador.
Confers with the Csar,
M. Wltte had a prolonged audience of
the emperor at Peterhof this afternoon, at
which the whole subject of the peace nego
tiations was gone over in detail. The diffi
culties of the situation were freely dis
cussed ond indications were given that hla
majesty la mors apt personally to govern
M. Wltte's course than the formal instruc
tions which have been given him.
M. Witte will leave St. Petersburg next
Wednesday for PftMs, sailing, as previously
announced, from Cherbourg July 26 on the
North German Lloyd steamer Kaiser WI1
helm de G route. Mme. Wltte will accom
pany her husband as far as Paris, where
she will remain for the present, though
she may possibly Join M. Wltte later in
the t'nltcd States.
At M. Wltte's personal solicitation M,
Korotovlts, one of the ablest young diplo
mats who formerly was secretary of the
Russian legation at Peking, will be attached
to the Russian mission.
Japan May Demand Sakhalin.
Prices rose on the Bourse upon the Im
provement In Russian securities abroad duo
to M. Wltte's appointment as chief pesos
According to Information received here
Japan intends to claim the Island of Sak
halin by right of conquest and Its formal
cession will be one of Its unalterable de
mands. The government has issued another $6,000,.
000 In paper roubles, the whole outstanding
paper obligations being $496,000,000, against
$547,000,000 in gold.
Rumor of Friction.
July 15.-2:20 a. m.-M. Wltte, after Tits
audience of the emperor at Peterhof, re
turned last evening to St. Petersburg and
drove directly to the Foreign office, where
he was closeted for three hours with For
eign Minister Lamsdorff.
A sensational report was current early
this morning that M. Wltte might not go
to Washington after all. According to the
story his audience of the empero" was
anything but smooth, his majesty rather
resenting M. Wltte's plain spoken Ideas
and Indicating that under the circum
stances he would prefer that Baron Rosea
should act as chief plenipotentiary. The
emperor is even said to have Intimated
that Count Lamsdorff exceeded his au
thority In officially announcing to the
Washington government that M. Witt
would occupy the first position.
M. Wltte is suld to have left the em
peror In an ugly frame of mind and to have
frankly Informed Count Lamsdorff that It '
would be Impossible for him to undertake
the mission. It was only by the greatest
effort,' the story says, that the foreign
minister succeeded In persuading htm not
to flatly refuse, and the question as to
whether he will go to Washington, Is said
to be still open. ,
Although the Associated Press heard this
story from a high personage. Its Informant
was not prepared to vouch for it, and there
Is no confirmation of It from other quarters
up to this hour. It Is therefore sent under
great reserve, as It may prove to be an
OYSTER BAY. L I., July lt-Presldent
Roosevelt hss been notified officially by
the Russian government of the appointment
of M. Wltte to the position of principal
envoy of Russia to the forthcoming peao
cooisreaca, " " '-
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