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The Omaha Daily Bee.
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WOULD DEPOSE CZAR
ZemsiYoists and DoumaisU Said to Payor
Regency for Bussia.
FOUR GRAND DUKES TO TAKE CHARGE
Plan for Them to Ann Empire Until Infant
Hair i of Age.
WITTE RECEIVES FINAL INSTRUCTIONS
Chief flenipotentiary Haa Interview with
Kicholii in Presence of LarusdorfF.
WILL LEAVE ST. PETERSBURG WEDNESDAY
Complete Harmony Exists Blwe
tho Fore Ian Minister and the
Man Who Will Arrange
ST. PETERSBURG!, July 1812:05 p. m
A sensational rumor Is current here today
that a larg party of the xemstvolsts and
dnumalsta at Moscow are In (avor of the
proclamation of the deposition of Emperor
Nicholas and the establishment of a re
gency for the grand duke Alexls-Nlkolale-vltch,
tho Infant son of the emperor and
heir to the throne under tour grand dukes.
It Is alleged that for this reason the meet
ing of the all-Russian zemstvoist and
dnumalst congress, which was to take place
tomorrow at Moscow haa been prohibited.
Wltte Hearty to I-eave.
M. Wltte had a final Interview with Em
peror Nicholas today. Foreign Minister
Count Lamsdorff was present, showing the
complete harmony of views betwesn M.
Wltte and the foreign minister. M. Wltte
leaves 8t. Petersburg for Paris tomorrow.
accompanied by Mme. Wltte. At Paris they
meet their daughter, who Is the wife of tho
secretary of the Russian legation at Brus
sels. Mme. Wltta has no Intention of join
tng her husband later In America.
To Call Nearly Halt Million Men.
It is announced that 475,246 men will be
called to perform military service during
the present year.
Baron Ilayaahl Talks.
LONDON. July 18.-Baron Hayashi, the
Japanese minister here, said to the Asso
ciated press today that Russia had ap
pointed good men aa peace plenipotentiaries,
Nevertheless, even M. Wltte and Baron
Rosen had not lnoplred Japan with con
fldence In a favorable outcome of the ne
gotiations. "We do not know," the min
ister added, "what powers have been del
egated to them and after the events of
the past eighteen months Japan puts faith
only In accomplished facts. The terms
will be communicated only at the confer
nee. Then we will discover what power
the Russian plenipotentiaries possess."
The Associated Press representative sug
gested that the general opinion prevailed
that the Japanese terms would be moderate.
"I cannot see where people get such an
idea," replied the minister, "the public evi
dently mistake the Japanese soldiers for
Minister Hayashl Intimated that Japan
was able to continue the war until It se
cured suitable terms. He called attention
to the fact that practically the entire sum
realised by the last two loans waa unex
pended and said that capture of the island
of Sakhalin waa not precipitated by the ap
proach of the conference, but waa a nat
ural sequence of the Japanese campaign,
the plans for which had not been altered
lnce Russia acceded to a conference. An
earlier attack on the island was not under'
taken principally because of the severe
winter and because the summer season
u more preferable for campaigning and
the establishment of a new government In
Russian Warships Refloated.
TOKIO, July 18.-4:30 p. m. An officer
who baa returned from Port Arthur re
porta that the extent of damage to the
sunken Russian ships waa slighter than
was anticipated. It haa been known that
the Russians applied explosives Inside the
vessels before they were abandoned, and
the resulting damages were expected to
be serious. It haa been found, however,
that the vital portions of the ahlps were
Strangely unhurt. The Bayan, which sua
Mood most severe damage, haa been taken
in tow, and the persevlet la navigable with
Its own engines. Both of these vessel
Will soon be brought here to complete the
necessary repairs. Br en the Palada. which
auatained the heaviest damage. Is expected
to be refloated by the middle of August,
and before this theRetvlxan and Pobelda
will be afloat
To Doable-Track "Iberian Road
HAMBURG. July 18. Prince Hllkoff, the
Russian railway minister, who Is now In
this city haa contracted for five towing
steamers and r..'ne bargea to transport
matreal for double-tracking the Siberian
Jap Army Near Vladivostok.
LONDON, July 1.-The Tokio correspon
dent of the Dolly Telegraph says that a
Japanese army haa been landed north of
Vladivostok and that a complete envelop
ment of the fortresa Is Imminent.
WRECK ON THE ROCK ISLAND
Two Coaches on Westbound Train
Derailed at Phllllpsbarar. Kan.
Four Seriously Hart.
PHILLIP8BURG. Kan.. July 18.-Whlle
going at the rate of forty miles an hour,
Rock Island passenger trsln No. 41, west
bound, was wrecked tun miles east of her
today, severely injuring four passengers.
J. W. Cleveland, Houston, Texas, scalp
painfully cut by Hying glass.
Mrs. George Roselle, Full Worth, Tex.,
abd unen badly injured.
J. V. Pt-nuuck, Concordia, Kan , back In
jured, scalp wound.
J. C. SidJona, fare cut.
The two rear coaches, a chair car and a
sleeper left the track. There was thirty
persons In the chair car and all were se
verely shaken up. It Is supposed the a
cldent was caused by a bar of iron drop
ping down from the front trucks of the
chair car, causing the tracks to spread.
TRUSTEES N0WH0LD STOCK
Majority of Eqnitable Chares, Bought
by Ryan, Transferred to
Cleveland and Associates.
NEW YORK. July 18.-Tbe majority stock
carrying th controlling interest In the
Equitable Life Assurance society, which
in acquired by Thomas F. Ryan by pur
chase from James Ilasen Hyde, has been
formally transferred to the board of trus
tees, which is headed by Former President
Cleve'--- This announcement was mad
today oy Oeorg F. Parker, secretary of
U Equilabl trusts.
AFFAIRS OF TOWN TOPICS
Blsr Prices Secured for "Fidi and
Fflf of Ihf roar Hundred"
Copy of Contract with Acent.
NEW TORK, Ju 3
of the affairs of 5
out of the arrest I
charges of blackmi S
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'erred by Edward
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Mr. Krotel de
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d that the matter
e attention of the
.1 that counsel for
o furnish the as
wlth a Hut of sub
"Fads and Fancies
was begun today
Attorney Paul K
dined to say anyt
tlon, but It was ir
would be brought
grand Jury. It Is
Town Topics ref
Blstant district atw... .
scrlbers to the bonk.
of the Four Hundred," published under the
usplces of the Town Topics company.
Moses Ellis Wooster, member of the So
ciety Edl'ors' association, who got up
'Fads and Fancies," and also "America's
Smart Set," called on Mr. Krotel today and
furnished the criminal authorities with a
copy of the much talked of agreement be
tween the Town Topics Publishing com
pany and himself. The agreement shows
that Wocster engaged to secure subscrib
ers to "Fads and Fancies," all subscrip
tion contracts to be in the name of the
Town Topics Publishing company, that the
company was to secure an editor and have
full supervision of printing and binding
and that Wooster was to receive commis
sions of 10 per cent on subscriptions up
to fcWiOO and 20 per cent on all In excess
of that amount, the net profit to be
equally divided between the parties thereto.
Wooster further told Mr. Krotel that
there was no fixed price for subscriptions
to the book. He also declared that the
subscription of a woman very prominent
In society cost her $10,000 and that while
the minimum rate was $1,500. some sub
scrlbers had paid 13.000 and others as high
as $7,000 for their books.
This increased the amount obtained for
the production of "Fads and Fancies" from
$150,000 to more than $200,000.
JUSTICE HOOKER ON STAND
Former Congressman Says He Never
Profited by Deals In New York
ALBANT, N. T., July 18.-Former Con
gressman Warren B. Hooker was a volun
tary witness today at hla trial before the
Joint legislature on charges growing out
of the postal investigation. Justice
Hooker, whose career in congress ceased
In 1898, said that It was the custom in
many districts for retiring congressmen to
have the postofflce patronage. He spoke
feelingly of the vast number of requests
that come to a congressman. Many of
his constituent, said he, regarded him as
an errand boy between them and the de
In the charges against Justice Hooker
it is alleged that Frank P. Ball of Dun
kirk was given a position In the Fredonla
postofflce at the solicitation of Hooker
that Ball never performed any service and
that hla salary waa applied to liquidating
notes given by Ball and endorsed by Jus
tice Hooker's wife.
The witness asserted that neither he nor
his wife loaned a dollar directly to Ball.
Mrs. Hooker went it hla notes only aa an
The fact that Ball was not doing any
work in the Fredonla postofflce, the wit
ness averred, was never brought to his
notice nor did he ever have any conversa
tion with Ball or arrangement by which
Bali was to do no work and waa to apply
the salary toward the payment of the
Of his nephew, Maurice Hooker, he said
he never knew that young Hooker, who
had a position as laborer in the Fredonla
postofflce was not actually doing the work.
"I never paid a dollar," said the witness,
"of the money which Postmaster Taylor
of Fredonla restored to the government for
Ball's and Hooker's salaries."
STOKES - PASTOR WEDDING
University Settlement Workers Are
Mnrrled In Connecticut and
Will Visit Europe.
STAMFORD, Conn., July 18. The wed
ding of Miss Rose Pastor to John O.
Phelps Stokes, second son of Anson
Phelpa Stokes, which took place at noon
today In St. Luke's Episcopal church at
Noroton, was exceedingly modest in its ap
pointments, although among Noroton peo
pie It was regarded as the social event of
the season. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. Louis French, the rector of St.
Luke's, assisted' by the groom's brother.
Rev. Anson Phelphs Stokes, Jr., of New
Haven, secretary of Tale university. There
were no bridesmaids, Mrs. Henry Rauh of
Indianapolis, formerly Miss Mayer of
Cleveland, was the matron of honor. The
ushers were his brothers, I. N. Phelps
Stokes and Harold Phelps Stokes and his
brothers-in-law, Robert Hunter and John
Sherman Hoyt. The best man was Kellogg
Durland, one of the youngest of the resi
dent workers at the university settlement
in New Tork.
SENATOR CLARK HAS REST
Montana-New York Millionaire Pnsse
Good Night Without Any
NEW TORK, July 18.-A comfortable
night was passed by Senator William A.
Clark, who is ill at hla apartments at 17J
West Fifth street from the effects of an
operation for an abscess of the head. Dr.
McKernon called at the senator's home
early, but remained only a few momenta,
and upon leaving aild there was no marked
change in the patient's condition. The
senator, he said, passed a good night and
was doing very well.
The first dressing of the wound caused
by the operation upon Senator Clark was
made this morning. The wound was found
to be In excellent condition and the sur
geons announced that everything Indicated
a most successful outcome as a result of
FATAL WRECK ON SANTA FE
One Maa Killed aad Oa Fatally Is
tared la Collision In
CHICAGO, July 18.-One maa waa killed,
another fatally injured and twenty persons
were nun today, several seriously, In a
collision between a southbound construc
tion train with a northbound passenger
train on the Atchison, Topeka at Santa
Fe railroad, on and a half mile north
of Romeo, 111.
WILLIAM KOLD, messenger for th
David Young, signal man.
The boiler of th passenger engine ex
ploded Immediately after th collision. Th
smoking car wa telescoped and two car
HYDE QUITS DEPARTMENT
H ebraska Statistician Tires of the Constant
Warfare on Him.
INVESTIGATION VINDICATION OF HIM
I'ncertala What Hla Future Coarse
Will Be, hat Probably Will Be
Employed on Statistical
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, July 18, (Special Tele
gram) John Hyde, statistician of the
Department of Agriculture resigned today.
For several years he haa been under fire
from the cotton growers, who felt that
his advance information as to cotton con
ditions was being used clandestinely on
one side or the other of the market.
Having been vindicated frequently on
charges that there were leaks in his office.
he left for Europe last month in search
of health, to be met as his boat was touch
ing England's shores with peremptory or
ders to return at once, signed by Secre
tary Wilson. Believing that the telegram
was a quiet way of breaking the news to
him that another man had been appointed
In his place, Mr. Hyde returned by the
next boat to find a most chaotic condition
of affairs in the Agricultural department.
Hyde's assistant. Holmes, had been sus
pended previous to his arrival pending the
report of the secret service officials, and
shortly after his landing President Roose
velt issued his letter regarding Holmes,
wherein he characterized the latter as
unworthy of public confidence. Mr. Hyde
gave what information he had in regard
to the making up of the cotton report and
it is safe to say his statement was ac
cepted by Secretary Wilson, in view of
Wilson's letter today.
But Mr. Hyde would not stand the in
sinuation that he was a party to the leak
age and having Justified himself in the
eyes of his chief, resigned today.
Prond of His Work.
Mr. Hyde in his letter of resignation said
Dear Mr. Secretary: During the last
four years, or since I succeeded In mak
ing the crop reports of the department
reasonably accurate and correspondingly
valuable to the commercial interests of the
country, my administration of the office I
have tho honor to hold has been constantly
under fire from one side of the market or
tho other. Five times it has been in
vestigated and on every occasion I have
been vindicated. In January, 19i'3. I was
awarded $2,500 damages in a libel suit
against a prominent firm of cotton brok
ers bv a Jury of their own friends and fel
low citizens. These results have been grati
fying to me. but I have the highest medi
cal authority for the statement that the
continued fight upon me has already con
siderably shortened my life. At the pres
ent time It Is an accepted fact that a pow
erful organization is bent upon bringing
about mv retirement by some means or an
other. Now I do not think the position I
hold Is worth the fight necessary to Its
retention and the organization In ques
tion Is welcome to whatever satisfaction it
can derlvo from my withdrawal.
With much appreciation of the uniform
courtesv and kindness you have shown me
and of the many tokens of confidence I
have received from you, I am, most re
In accepting the 'resignation of Mr. Hyde,
Mr. Wilson said:
Dear Sir: I am m receipt of your resig
nation as statistician of this department.
In accepting it, I cheerfully testify to the
ability with which you have discharged
the heavy and difficult duties of the office
since you were first appointed. The ac
curacy of your reports has been recognized
by the public generally and I am glad to
be able to testify with regard to the
charges made against the integrity of the
bureau statistics that no facts have been
brought to my attention implicating you
in any way. I regret that falling health
should cpmpel you to bring your work to
Record In Department.
John Hyde came to Washington from
Nebraska to take charge of the agricul
tural statistics in connection with the
eleventh census. Before he entered upon
his duties as agricultural statistician he
was given general charge of the census
enumeration under the then superintendent
of census, Robert P. Porter. Mr. Hyde
was in charge of the census enumeration
when the question arose whether Omaha
should be re-enumerated, the census of
1890 showing a most unprecedented in
crease for that city. Hyde decided that a
new enumeration wa not necessary and
by the enumeration given Omaha, Ne
braska secured three additional representa
tives in congress. Manderson and Paddock
were then senators, Connell, Dorsey and
Laws being representatives in the lower
house. WMn the appointment was made
based on census of 190, Nebraska se
cured six representatives, an increase of
three, the largest increase of any state
in the union. Since that time there has
been no change in the number of repre
sentatives in the lower house from Ante
lope. Oreatly wrought up over nis pnysicai
worries, Mr. Hyde wa hardly in condition
to be Interviewed today by a representa
tive of The Bee.
He said, however, that he was proud
of having been able to bring up the sta
tistics of the Agricultural department to
the high degree of efficiency they now
possess. "I shall probably follow my sta
tistical bent," said Mr. Hyde, "for that
seems my forte. I went to the B. & M.
years ago and located in Nebraska to do
general statistical work to Induce immi
gration. I had been connected with the
Great Northern and Northern Pacific be
fore that time along similar lines. I have
tried to make the statistical bureau of
th Asricultural department absolutely re
liable. Having been under fire for years
past and having established my Innocence
of leaks. I Just concluded to resign and
if need be go back to railroading. 1 have
no plans for the future."
Wlllet V. Hayes, the assistant secretary
of agriculture, haa been placed In charge
of the bureau temporarily. Secretary Wil
son and other officials of the department
have stated that Mr. Hyde has not been
implicated in any manner in the irregulari
ties that resulted in the dismissal of Ed
win S. Holmes, the associate statistician,
whom secret service operatives charged
with being guilty of giving to brokers ad
vance figures of cotton statistics.
There is considerable speculation as to
the probable successor of Mr. Hyde. One
name that has been suggested Is B. W.
Snow of Chicago, statistician for well
known farm Journals and once an assistant
j statistician under John R Dodge, who
I wa chief of the bureau about twelve years
ago. Mr. Doag was in -cnarge at th
time the present system of gathering crop
statistics wa devised.
Colonel Henry Hester, secretary of the
New Orleans Cotton exchange, in a con
versation with Secretary Wilson contended
that the salary paid by the detainment is
Inadequate to get the right kind of men
for th place.
New Order on Crop Heporta.
Secretary Wilson today jsued a (weeping
order that all report affecting crop con
ditions be sent to him Immediately upon
their arrival. The will b put la hi
HOLDUP MAN LANDS IN JAIL
One of Hla Victim Gives Chase and
Hand Him Over to
One lone, unmasked highwayman entered
the store of the Clark Drug company,
Twenty-fourth and Seward streets about
11 o'clock last night and robbed four of
the five men who were In the place at the
time. Frank Bardel. 2230 Burdette street,
attempted to get away before the robber
had finished searching him and received a
slight scalp wound from the butt of the
revolver which the robber carried. Later
Bardel escaped out of the back door of the
store with the robber after Mm, the latter
firing four shots at the fleeing man, none
of which took effect. Later the hold-up
was captured by William Dorranre, of the
undertaking firm of Bralley & Dorrance,
who was one of the occupants of the store.
He was taken back to the scene of the
robbery, where the patrol wagon was
called and he is now safely in the county
The story of the hold-up as told by Mr.
Dorrance and other men who were robbed,
was that about 11 o'clock the five men
were in the back room of the drug store
when someone came In the front door.
Clerk J. O. Fleming went to the front of
the store where he came In contact with
a huge revolver which was thrust into
his face with the command to surrender.
He waa marched Into the back room where
the clerk, with his four companions who
had been chatting together, were lined up
against the wall by the robber with the
warning that If any of them moved they
would all be killed. The' robber searched
the men and secured from Clerk Fleming
his watch and $6 in money, from William
Dorrance a watch was taken, and from
Frank Bardel, a cigar dealer who lives at
2230 Burdette street a diamond ring valued
at $175, about $10 in money and his watch,
which he values at $40, was transferred to
the possession of the robber. J. E. Ham
mond, 1424 North Twenty-fourth street, was
also relieved of a valuable gold watch.
When Frank Bardel succeeded in eluding
the vigilant eye of the robber he made his
escape through the back door of the store
but was stopped by a lick from the butt
end of the revolver of the robber. He
afterwards made his get-away, and the
robber went to the door and fired four
shots without effect. The highwayman
then started east on Seward street with
the four men in hot pursuit. At Twenty
second and Seward street he was over
taken by Mr. Dorrance and returned to
the store. The patrol wagon was called
and the lone robber was brought to the
police station, where, after refusing sev
eral times to give his name, finally gave the
name of. Fred Leonard, and said that his
home was In Peoria, 111.
Three watches were found on his person
when searched at the station. He also
had some professional burglar's tools and
about $6 in money. The robber would not
talk of his exploit but assumed a sullen
manner and said that he had friends and
when he saw them he would talk. He has
all the appearance of a professional crook.
WILLIAMSON CASE TO JURY
Council for the Defense Beclde to
Make No .npnmrt rdtct
Not Yet H cached.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 18. The trial of
Congressman Williamson, Gessner and
Brlggs, charged with subornation of
Deriury. in connection with government
lands, came to a sudden and unexpected
close today when the counsel for the de
fense announced their decision to submit
the case without argument. District At
torney Hene.y, who had concluded his argu
ment to the jury consented to this arrange
ment and the case went to the Jury, which
at a late hour tonight is still deliberating.
Judge Deliaven's charge to the Jury waa
brief and comprehensive. The Judge said
that it was not necessary to show that a
conspiracy had been accomplished, for even
If it failed, the defendants might be
guilty of the crime. Neither was it neces
sary to show any stated agreement. In
short the idea he conveyed was that if
Williamson, Gessner and Brlggs advanced
money with the idea that the lands after
they came to patent were to belong to the
firm of Williamson & Gessner. there was a
conspiracy. If. on the other hand, there
was a reasonable doubt on this point, then
there should be no conviction. He also
stated that there must be two of the de
fendants and not necessarily all three con
nected with the crime or no conspiracy
At the conclusion of Judge DeHaven's
charge the Jury at 3:15 o'clock retired to
AERONAUT DROPS TO DEATH
Daniel Maloney Fall Four Thousand
Feet at Santa Clara, Cal
fornla. SAN JOSE. Cal., July 18.-Daniel Ma
loney, who had made numerous successful
ascensions with Prof. Montgomery's aero
plane, fell 3,000 feet to hla death at Santa
Maloney made an ascension from the
grounds of Santa Clara college In honor of
the League of the Cross cadets, who are
holding their annual encampment. About
2,000 persons watched with Interest the
machine as it shot up from the college
garden attached to a huge balloon. At a
height of 4,0U) feet Maloney cut loose ana
began maneuvering the aeroplane. He
circled gracefully about, then essayed a
deep dip. Suddenly the machine swerved,
hesitated and then turned completely over.
It righted Itself, sank down a considerable
distance and turned over again. Maloney
was clinging denperately to hla seat and
evidently endeavoring to regain his con
trol, but all his efforts were in vain. Again
the aeroplane turned In the air, the wings
came together and the man and machine
plunged straight downward while the hor
rified spectator, gazed helplessly.
A number of cadets carried him to the
college hospital. His head was fractured
and blood war flowing from his ears and
mouth. He expired within a short time.
The aeroplane was ground to fragments.
RUNS PAST A BLOCK SIGNAL
Dead Maa 1 Blamed for Fatal Wreck
In Rochester Railroad
ROCHESTER. N. Y., July IS. Western
express train No. 23 on the New York
Central road crashed into a freight train
at the Culver street crossing today, derail
ing thre coaches, wrecking the engine
and fatally Injuring Engineer James Clark,
who died after being removed to the hos
pital. Fireman Flossey was seriously
scalded and Qeorge Whit, colored, of Chi
cago wa severely cut and bruised. No
other persons were hurt.
The railroad official say Engineer Clark
ran past th block signal.
CIIY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Session Tall of Fireworks, with Mayor in
Lead of Display.
CITY ENGINEER DEFENDS ASPHALT PLANT
Cooncllmen Lock Horn on Purchase
of Hose for Street (iial and Spend
Much Time In Personal
Mayor Moores in a communication to
the council last night said the new muni
cipal asphant plant la a failure. This was
promptly denied by City Engineer Rose
water and Councilman Nicholson, the
former passing severe criticisms on the
mayor. In vetoing a resolution inviting
the public to inspect the asphalt plant on
Wednesday afternoon and closing the city
hall from 2 to 5 o'clock, the mayor said
the proposed half-holiday for city officials
and employes was an "outrage he did not
propose to stand for," and continued:
I venture to say that out of the largo
number of city hall employes there will
not be one of ten go down to see this won
derful plant and Its complicated machinery.
I do not think that Colonel George tCoun
cilman Nicholson) himself is very anxious
for manv to go and Inspect the plant that
I am Informed Is a flat failure. Some one
has again made a serious mistake.
Councilman Nicholson was on his feet in
an instant and pronounced the statement
as to the plant untrue and said it wes des
tined to save the city a great deal of
money besides keeping asphalt streets in
Calls the Mayor Down.
"This Is not the first time," said City
Engineer Rosewater, "that the mayor in
a public document has reviewed work about
which he knowsothlng. He has made no
attempt to get any Information from me
regarding the asphalt plant, but has got
Information from persons opposed to it
and who want to see it fail. I do not be
lieve it Is going to be a failure. The firm
which is building It Is only from six weeks
to two months behind their contract,
whereas those who put up other asphalt
plants in this city were four or five months
behind before the plants worked right.
There are enterprises of the mayor's upon
which he might make comments much
more discreditable. Omaha is the second
city in the country to attempt a municipal
asphalt plant, and it took Detroit two
years to get Its plant in working order.
Thelr's cost $16,000; ours $7,500. This is not
the first time public documents emanattng
from the chief executive have contained
statements exaggerated and unfounded In
On the theory that It is best to have
the plant in thorough performance before
inviting the public to Inspect It the veto
Order for Voting" Machine.
A contract with the United States Stand
ard Voting Machine company for thirty-
six forty-candidate machines at $650 each,
to be paid for in five annual installments.
was authorized by a unanimous vote. 8outh
Omaha haa bought eight machines and the
county commissioners agreed to buy thirty
Ave, making seventy-nine in all for the
county. The contract for the city 1 to
be valid only if th county carries out It
pan gl thu . baigain. w hich Include the
delivery of eighteen machines to the city,
so it will have fifty-four in all. The con
tract 1 to be approved by the city at
torney. Adjournment was taken until Thursday
afternoon, when amendments reducing the
voting districts to fifty-four, to conform
with the economical usage of the machines,
will be made to the ordinance creating new
Row Over Flushing; Hose.
For the "steenth time the matter of buy'
Ing 600 feet of rubber hose for flushing
streets came up, caused a fierce parlia
mentary tangle, the passing of the lie,
the destruction of much time and a slam
ming back Into the hands of a committee,
only the committee on Are, water and po
lice got It this time, in place of the com
mittee on buildings and property, which
was badly split. Councilman Evans called
Councilman Hoye a liar, when the latter
stated that Evans had agreed at the last
council meeting to vote for the purchase
of any hose except Maltese Cross and the
product of the Diamond Rubber company.
Mr. Hoye reaffirmed that what he aald
was true and Mr. Evans repeated his re
mark and sat down. Schroeder had brought
in a report recommending purchase of
; Manhattan hose. Evans moved to reject
j the report and Hoye asked for an explana-
tlon. Evans replied that he was now
i against buying any hose at all. A vote on
I Councilman Schroeder's amendment to ap
j prove the report was lost.
Zimman said the council had to buy
hose or street flushing had to stop and be
gan to "knock" Manhattan hose.
Schroeder rose to what he called a point
of order, but which consisted of vocaliz
ing the sentiment that Mr. Zimman didn't
know anything about hose and never would;
further, that personally he did not want
Maltese Cross hose because the mayor
wanted it, and the mayor had hurt his
feelings by making remarks, while he wa
j out of town, about the entertainment of
J councllmen In saloons by hose agents; also
I that he would not vote for Diamond hose,
because its agent was the man mentioned
as the entertainer. If Maltese Cross hose
is so good he wanted to know why the
mayor and Advisory board had not bought
It a year ago when they purchased 500
feet of hose from the Boston Woven Hose
; company that proved eminently unsatis
Evans Changes Front.
Then Hoye had his say about trying to
do what the council wanted and the con
trariness of other councllmen in general
i and was handed Mr. Evans' epithet. A vote
was taken upon Evans' motion to reject the
report and that statesman changed front
and voted in the negative, thus defeating
the resolution. Back then tried to have the
I report adopted and succeeded, but when
j the resolution came up to order the street
j commissioner to buy Manhattan hose, Pres
i dent Zimman neatly tripped up the ma
! Jorlty by objecting to a suspension of the
rules. A he had the votes of Nicholson
and Hoye he saved suspension of the rules
by one vote. City Attorney Breen settled
a parliamentary tangle that was not a
tar.gle; about this time Schroeder threat
ened the president in a vague way, and the
hose matter was recommitted.
Against Dumont Parrhaae.
More than thirty property owner In th
vicinity of Rivervlew park protested by pe
tition against the proposed enlargement of
the park by taking in the Dumont tract on
th river lde as proposed by the Park
board. The protestants said they had paid
on set of taxes for expanding Rivervlew
park and did not want to stand another,
especially when there i no demand from
neighboring resident for anything of th
An ordinance was Introduced by Council
man Evan to grant permission and au
thority to th Union Pacific to lay down.
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NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdayi
Hour. Dea. Hour. Den.
ft a. m TS 1 i. m Ol
a. m TH 2 p. m ".1
7 a. in T S p. m f:l
"a. m T") 4 p. m
n. m 81 S p. m "4
10 a. m s4 a p. m I;1
11 a. m ft T p. m I2
12 m KH n p. m MM
p. m HO
POLLARD GOES TO CONGRESS
Special Election In First District
Result In Republican
Return from the special election for
congressman in the First Nebraska district
Indicate th election of E. M. Pollard
of Cass county, republican nominee is
elected over Brown, democrat, by at from
2,010 to 2.500 majority. The vote was very
light. In the city of Lincoln only a few
over 2.400 votes were cast. The following
are the returns received up to the hour
of going to press:
LINCOLN, Neb.. July 18. (Special Tele
gram.) In the congressional election here
today E. M. Pollard carried Lincoln by
605 votes, Mayor Brown receiving a ma
jority In two precincts only, carrying one
by four votes and the other by one. Pol
lard received 1.596 votes and Brown 991.
The normal vote in Lincoln is about 4,uu0.
Ernest M. Pollard of Cass county has
been elected to congress to succeed Sena
tor Elmer J. Burkett of Lincoln by a ma
jority of over 2,000. He haa carried every
county In the district and in proportion
to the vote cast his is the usual republi
can majority, democrats as well as repub
licans losing hundreds of votes.
The city of Lincoln, which gave Brown
600 majority when he ran for mayor last
spring, today gave Pollard 606 majority,
with a little over half a vote cast. In the
county there are still ten precincts out,
with the committee making little effort to
get them. Without them Pollard's ma
jority is 1,014, and when the Anal vote is in
it will be at least 1.360.
The republican committee gave out the
Johnson county 672 303
Cass 1,218 9m
Otoe 96S is
Pawnee 697 273
Nemaha (8 pets, missing) 6"5 421
The democratic headquarters closed up
early. Chairman Metcalfe remarking as he
"I have worked for twenty years In the
valley of the shadow of defeat, so my
folks will not be surprised."
Mayor Brown is proving himself a good
"There are three reasons why I lost," he
said: "The first Is that the election is
illegal and I Insisted that my friends re
main at home; second, every good runner
needs a warming up heat, so this is Just
the preliminary; thirdly, I'd a heap rather
be mayor anyhow."
Pollard has been besieged with friends
all evening and does not attempt to hldo
his elation over the outcome.
AUBURN, Neb., July 18 (Special Tele,
gram.) Nemaha county, fifteen precincts
heard from out of eight, give Pol
lard 1S2 plurality. He will carry the county
by 200. A very light vote was polled
throughout the county.
FALLS CITY. Neb., July 18.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Richardson county complete
gives Pollard a majority of 279 over Brown.
NEBRASKA CITY, July 18.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Otoe county, complete, gives
Pollard 958, Brown 918.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., July 18.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Cass county, with three pre
cincts to come, gives Pollard 1,118, Brown
TECUMSEH, Neb., July 18.-(Speclal Tel
egram.) Johnson county complete gives
Pollard 636; Brown, 401.
MORE FRAUD IS UNEARTHED
Changing; Expense Dill 8eem to
Have Been Common to Louis
LOUISVILLE. Ky., July 18. -Further dis
closures of fraud were made at today's ses
sion of the Interstate Commerce commis
sion's Inquiry Into local grain rates.
It was shown by W. T. Vanderberg, gen
eral freight agent of the Southern railroad,
and W. F. Hudson, general freight agent
of the Louisville, Henderson & St. Louis
railroad, that manipulations of way and ex
pense bills had been common during sev
eral months of last year. The alleged
fraud, in nearly every Instance, consisted
in changing the expense bill so that it
could be used to ship a different commodity
from that for which It originated.
Seventeen bills, originating for one kind
of grain and changed for shipping another
sort of grain to the southeast, bore the
name of one Arm as consignee in and con
signee out of Louisville.
Senator Cockrell left tviday for Little
Rock, Ark., where an Inqu'ry will be In
stituted tomorrow. Mr. Clemens will re
main in Louisville to conclude the present
CONTESTS ZIEGLER'S WILL
Widow of Baking- Powder Maker Al
lege He Wa Insane When In
strument Wa Drawn.
NEW YORK, July 18. Declaring that
William Zlegler, the millionaire baking
powder manufacturer and backer of Arc
tic expedition, waa insane and lncompe
tent to make a win, his widow, Mrs. E.
Matilda Zlegler, began suit In the supreme
court today to determine the validity of
the will. Mr. Zlegler left an estate of
$30,000,000 to his adopted son. William Zleg.
ler, who will be 14 years old next Friday
At the age of 40 the boy will have com
plete control of the entire estate. The
will was dated March 31, last. Mr. Zleg.
ler died of apoplexy on May 24 at his sum
mer home on Great island, Noroton, Conn.
After leaving bequests to relative the
will provides that Mrs. Zlegler shall have
an annuity of $50,000 a year during her
life and that the Zlegler residence in Fifth
avenue and the summer home at Noroton
Young William Zlegler is a son of George
Washington Brandt of Davenport, la., i
half brother of Mr. Zlegler. He was for
mally adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Zlegler
when 5 years old.
Movements of Ocenn Vessel July 18.
At New York Sailed: Frlederich der
Oi-osse. for Bremen: Prlnx Adalbert, for
Naples. Arrived: Grosser Kurfurst, from
At Glasgow Arrived: Astoria, from New
At Antwerp Arrived: Finland, from New
At Cherbourg Arrived: Kaiser Wllhelm
II., from New York via Plymouth, fur
Bremen (proceeded and arrived at Bremen
at noon, lsth).
At Liverol Arrive . . South wark and
Victorian, from Montreal, hailed: Lauren
tUn, for Philadelphia.
At Queenstown Arrived: Merlan, from
Philadelphia; Caronia, from New York.
OVER FIFTY DEATHS
Ilot Wave Still Holds Over Half United
States in Its Grasp.
NO RELIEF FOR THREE OR FOUR DAYS
Suffering is the Greatest in Large Oitiei of
TWO HUNDRED PROSTRATED IN NEW YORK
All Park Bales Suspended and People Ara
Allowed to Sleep on Grass.
DANGER OF ICE HANDLERS' STRIKE AVERTED
Men Agree to Continue at Work
Pcndlua Conference with Presi
dent of Compaay Water
Supply I Short.
Max Tern. Pro. Deaths.
New York wl 1 2
Philadelphia w.l 60 6
Baltimore 97.8 6 1
Washington V6 i ..
Boston 94 4 1
Pittsburg 93 45 13
Huff alo 78 1 1
Chicago 95 38 6
Cleveland Ml 4 1
Lincoln 94 ... 1
St. Louis 94 15 I
In the above table the total of prostra
tions include the fatalities..
.o Relief In Sight.
WASHINGTON. July 18.-There will be .
no material relief from the present high
temperatures throughout the country for
three or four days, according to the
Weather Bureau tonight. Prohable light
showers in the west Gulf states and In the
mountain regions of North Carolina,
Georgia and Virginia, however, may sorv
to slightly reduce the temperature In those
regions. The highest temperatures today
continued In eastern Pennsylvania, eastern
New York and New Jersey, where the
maximum readings of 96 to 98 degrees were
There were six prostrations from th heat
here today, but none of the case proved
The official thermometer here recorded
95 degrees, two degrees higher than yes
terday, and marked the warmest day of
Suffering Recalls Summer of 1001.
NEW YORK. July 18. An era of op
pressive heat, that brings to mind with
unpleasant vividness the record breaking
summer of 1901, has settled down over the
eastern and New England states, already
numbering hundreds among it victims and
causing indescribable Buffering to thousand
In this and other cities.
From all points tonight came the atory
of the hottest day of the summer attended
with frequent prostrations and not a few
deaths. Philadelphia reported a maximum
temperature of 93.3, the highest figures offi
cially noted. In thi city the weather
bureau's high mark wa 96. while In Bos
ton 94 wa recorded.
The official thermometer located in ex
posed places above the street did not, how
ever. Indicate the tempeiatur In which
the ordinary mortal moved, and many
street thermometers indicated a tempera
ture of 100 or higher, some reliable Instru
ments registering 104 and 105. In the city
there were nearly 200 prostrations and
twenty-three deaths reported.
The above figures by no means repre
sent the sum of human Buffering today.
as an endless number of victims who col
lapsed at home, in the office or workshop
were privately attended. No relief wa
In sight tonight and the roll of fatalities
must necessarily be increased by many
who, having thus far withstood the ordeal.
are so weakened as to leave them mora
susceptible to the heat of tomorrow.
All Record Drakes,
Today all records for the summer wer
broken In point of high temperature, but
mercifully the humidity was compara
tively less. Only this, the total prostra
tions and deaths must have been doubled.
In New York the suffering was Intense,
especially in the crowded tenement dis
tricts, ' where scarcely a breath of air re
lieved the stifling atmosphere. Thousand
who could afford the holiday flocked to th
beaches, but even In the consequent crowd
women and children fainted and men wer
overcome, making the trip from home a
doubtful experiment, a far as securing
any comfort was concerned.
At 8 .o'clock this morning the thermometer
stood at 80 and rose until the maximum
of 96 was reached at 4 o'clock.
The humidity was "2 at 8 o'clock, but it
lessened steadily until only 35 was regis
tered when the temperature was highest.
It was a busy duy for the hospital and
the ambulances were continuously on the
"Jake" Cook, keeper of the monkey house
at Central park, famous as an elephant
trainer and the Idol of the children who
frequent the oo, wa among today's vic
tims. The other keepers had complained
of the heat, and Cook, volunteering to
help them with their duties, overtaxed
himself, wa stricken and died.
Early In the day the hot wave Invaded
the Stock exchange and Its effect waa
quickly apparent on the traders. Many
of the leading operators deserted the floor
and the market became UstleEa and dull,
pear Water and Ice Famine.
To add to the unavoidable physical uf
fertng. Brooklyn was threatened with a
water famine, while the whole city was
startled by the prospect of a strlk of the
Icemen. The water supply in Brooklyn
was reported as nearlng the danger point
ar.d the water department took Immediate
precautions, ssklng that street sprinkling
be temporarily suspended and warning
households to be very economical in the
use of water.
Manhattan, it was said, has no cause for
alarm so far as the water supply ws con
cerned. It was different with the Ice question,
though an expected strike today did not
materialize. A few Ice wagon drlverj
stopped work, but deliveries continued.
There was some anxiety as to what to
morrow might bring forth In the trouble
of the Ice men.
Prompt measures were taken today by the
police and park commissioners to allevlat
in some degree the suffering of the public.
Orders were Issued ke ping open through
out the night the park gates and permit
ting those who would to spend the night
In these places. "Keep off the grass"
signs were by permission disregarded and
tonight thousands of men, women and
children deserted crowded and stifling
apartments for a bed on the cool grass.
Thousands of others, too exhausted to
reach the recreation grounds, slept on the
pavements in front of Ihelr homes.
Fonr Death In New F.attland.
BOSTON. Mass.. July 1 The most In-
j tense heat wave of the season reached
' New England today and caused much suf
j fering In the crowded cltle. many pros
I tratlons and two death. va Um Islands
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