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ASSASSIN IS FOILED
Unsccoefssful Effort to Kill Chief Procurator F
of Russian Holy Synod.
BOMB IS THROWN AT HELSINGFf C
Vice Gorernor Deutrich 8erious.iT In,' d
While Passing Police Office.
INTERVIEW WITH WITTE CREATES TALK
Trench Preis Cora menu on Expression!
Made by Chief EnToy Regarding Peace.
FEAR OF ONEROUS CONDITIONS PREVAIL
Remarks of Plenipotentiary Are
Take aa Disclosing the AttU
tude of Russia Rntrdlac the
Probability for Peace.
JT. PETERSBURG, July It. A circum
stantial report of an attempt on the life of
Constantino Petrovltcli rttbledonostseff-,
chief procurator of the Holy Synod, is cur
rent In 8t. Petersburg tonight, but the
Associated PrtM is unable to obtain con
firmation of tt. The authorities and even
the police at the Tsarskoe-Selo railroad
station here, where the attempt is re
ported to have been made, disclaim all
knowledge of any such happening.
According to the report, as M. Poble
donostneff stepped from one of the coaches
on the train from Tsarskoe-Belo, where he
Is residing during the summer, to the plat
form, a man about 28 years of age, rushed
up with a revolver In his hand, but he
wns seised by a quick-witted passenger
before he could shoot and was turned over
to the police.
Bomb Throws) at llelslngfors.
HEL8INQFOR8, Finland, July 19-Late
this afternoon, two hours after Karl Leon
ard Hohenthal had been sentenced to Im
prisonment for life at hard labor for the
assassination of Procurator General Sol
salon Solnlnen on February 6 last, an at
tempt was made to assassinate Vice Gov
ernor Deutrich as he waa leaving the
The vice governor had walked across the
square when suddenly as he neared the
police master's office a man on the curb
threw a bomb from a distance of fifty
paces. The bomb fell short, but the vice
governor waa blown oft his feet by the ex
plosion which shattered the windows In
the neighborhood for hundreds of yards.
Vice Governor Deutrich waa assisted to
the police station. He was burned and
Injured about the legs and bled profusely
but bis wounds are declared not to be
The bomb-thrower was pursued by naval
cadets but escaped.
Cemment oa Wltte Interview.
PARIS, July 1.-The Interview of the
Associated Press with M. Wltte Monday
has attracted widespread attention and
comment- The entire French press gives
It marked prominence. The Gaulois, Jour
nal and Temps s. form Its Importance
In disclosing Kussla's attitude on the eve
of the peace conference. The Temps says:
"M. Wltte's appointment has been every
where heralded as a victory for the peace
party and aa showing that Russia la so
anxious to terminate the war that the
peace terms are certain to be most onerous
Japan also welcomed M. Wlttea appoint
ment as evidence that Russia la anxious
for peace." The Temps adds that this Im
pression afforded M. Wltte an opportunity
to clear up his position, showing that
while always favorable to peace he Is
conscious of the danger of a prolonged
war If Japan Insist, upon onerous condi
tions. Demonstration for Wltte
ST. PETERSBURG, July 19.-M. Wltte's
departure for Paris today, while a very
democratic affair, waa the occasion for a
remarkable demonstration In his honor.
The compartment occupied by Russia's
chief plenipotentiary was filled with flowers
and the platform of the station was
crowded with friends, who bade him good
bye and good luck In the great mission
iefore him. The whole affair waa a testi
monial of the strength of M. Wltte a per
aonal following. Among thoae present
were all the prominent officers who nad
aeen service under the former minister of
ftliance. The secretary of the Chinese
legation and the Coreaa minister were
both In attendance.
Jim. Wltte accompanied her husband,
aye Russian Army la Strong.
HEADQUARTERS OF THE RUSSIAN
ARMY, OODZYADANI. MANCHURIA,
July 1.-In conversation with a correspond
ent of the Associated Press regarding the
present military situation, aeneral Bat
janoff, commander of the Third Man
churlan rruy, today adopted a most
optimistic tono. He declared the Japan
ese wer. unable to advance both on ac
count of strengthening of the Russian
positions and because they have not fully
recovered from their own losses at the
battle of Mukden. He concluded: "Never
during the whole war has the Russian
army been ao strong in every respect as
at present. The Japanese now know this
and they wish for peace."
Fighting at Yuklwan.
TOKIO. July lfc-Ncon-Vlce Admiral
Kamlmura reports that his flotilla of tor
pedo boat uejtropers was shelled by the
Russians at Yultiwan, the attacking force
numbering about jou. The flotilla replied
and silenced the Russians, after Which cav
alry vas discovered, retiring and was
shelled. The flotilla also discovered a Rus
sian cavalry patrol at Sunshln and turned
Its fire upon them. The cruiser Chlhaya
shelled the Russian guard and the signal
men posted on a hill north of Geka in the
western extremity of Loshlnpao, In north
It Is believed that Emperor Nicholas
recently aent an encouraging message to
General Llnevltch, promising him men.
provisions and necessaries f attaining an
ultimate victory. It Is also reported that
the Russian emperor recontly ordered the
mobilisation of four army corps. This fact,
taken In connection with the reported'
limitation of M. Wltte's powers as peace
plenipotentiary. Is deemed to be a sign that
Russia IS not sincere In her expressed desire
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f thm lslanA nf ftuLK, In an4 ...... t I
of the Island of Sakhalin, and further re
ports or the Japanese operations there are
not expected In the near future.
T p. m. It la believed that, the topograph
ical nature of the district beyond Mauka,
on the Island of Sakhalin, where the Rus
sians are making a stand after the defeat
at Barllne. forbids their' retreat further
north. Shortness of ammunition may soon
compel them to surrender.
Zematvo Congress Inder Baa.
MOSCOW. July 1-The Zematvos con
gress opened at midday today In the rest-
aCaUaue4 on fivcond PaceJ
B,G '"0N ANDitEEL M
imor that Jimbtp of the
Corporations la Gerraeny Are
te Be Comblaed.
BERLIN. July 19.-Senatlonal specula
tion Is going on on the Berlin Bourse In
the shares of the Deutche Luxemburgtsche
Mining company, mhlrh today recorded a
Jump of 20 per cent, making a total rise
of fA per cent since June 3D. The Bourse
Is much puzzled over the meaning of this
speculation, which recalls many features
of the great struggle over the Hibernla
coal mines last summer between- the banks
and the Prussian treasury department to
secure control of the mines. Various rumors
are In olrculatlon In explanation of the
present campaign. The Deutche Luxem
burgische Is a creation of the Darmstaedter
bank, which reorganized It three years ago
from two bankrupt Iron and coal companies,
thp Differdlngen and the Danmenbaum.
According to one version, another bank Is
trying to secure control, but another and
apparently the more correct explanation is
that the Deutsche Luxemburgtsche com
pany Is about to enter Into a fusion with
several other concerns.
The latter version obtains color through
the fact that three of the greatest coal and
Iron magnates in the Essen region are
now In Berlin and that the board of di
rectors of the Deutsche Luxemburglsehe
company will meet them. It Is expected
that a gigantic combination will be ef
fected. The Deutache Luxemburglsche com
pany has a capital of J6.ooo.oou and 14.SuO.000
In debentures. It owns furnaces and roll
ing mills patterned after the American
The chairman of Its board of directors
Is Director Dlfenburg of the Darmstaedter
bank, who visited the United States In 1903
to study American methods.
MURDERER HANGS HIMSELF
Edward Gottschalk, Inder Sentence
of Death at St. Paul, Com.
BT. PAUL July 19. Edward Odttschalk.
under sentence of death, hung himself In
the county Jail this afternoon.
The guard who had been with him con
stantly since sentence of death was passed,
absented himself for about ten minutes
and when he returned to the condemned
man's cell Gottschalk was dead. He had
torn a piece of ticking from his bed and,
winding one end about his neck, fastened
the other end to a hook In the wall of the
cell, raised himself from the floor and
strangled to death.
Gottschalk In February last murdered
Christian Schlndelldecker, a butcher. In bis
shop on a prominent business street, hack
ing his victim to pieces with a meat cleaver.
A young fellow named Joseph Hartmann
was associated with him In the crime.
Sooa after the murder of the butcher the
body of Hartmann, heavily weighted with
Iron, was found in the Mississippi river
near Fort Snelllng. His skull had been
crushed In. Gottschalk when placed on
trial on the charge of murdering Hartmann
confessed to the killing of Hartmann.
claiming that he acted In self-defense. He
denied having killed Schlndeldecker, saying
that he watched outside while Hartmann
murdered the butcher.
MONEY FOR THE IROQUOIS
Hew York Preparing- to Distribute
Two sad a Half Millions Belong
ing; to the Indiana.
ALBANY. N. Y.. July 19,-To devise the
best means of distributing $2,600,000 which
the nation owes the survivors of the Iro
quois tribes In the state, and to study
other local and Indian problems. Speaker
Nixon today appointed a special committee.
The committee will visit the varim.a re
servations during the summer and fall and
report to the next legislative session.
The large sum due the New Vorir In
dians was derived from the sale of land
In Kansas which was given them In ex
change for the old St. Regis reservation
property In this state., After the exchange
was made the Indians refused to go to
Kansas and the land there was sold for
their benefit. It Is probatye that after as
certaining the view of the chief men
among the Iroquois and their attorneys,
the committee will go to WuhlnMn. --.
consult with the commissioner of Indian
affairs. Another subject to be investigated
la the Question of Indian i,i.An.,i
-Many of the Iroquois are prosperous and
wen eoucatea and there Is a growing senti
ment In favor of making them citizens and
no longer the wards of the government.
CRIMINALS ARE CONSIDERED
Conference on Charities and Cor.
rectlons Dlscussea Many Topics
t Portland Meeting-.
PORTLAND. Ore.. July 19. Torts v-a ....
slon of the conference on rharin..
corrections began with the discussion of
criminals. James A. Leonard, superintend
ent of the Mansfield reformatorv of on
read a paper entitled, "Treatment of Young
Judge Oscar Hallam nf ftt r.i ui
- wua. 1 1 1 1 . ,
delivered an address on "kaa r.
In Criminal Procedure."
The committee on children discussed the
care of children and the cause of delin
quency. E. P. Wentworth. suDerlntenrienf
of the School for Boys at Portland. Me.,
and Mrs. Florence Kelly, executive secre
tary of the National Consumers' league of
New York City, delivered addresses.
An address before the section on care nf
the sick room, by Nathan BIJur of New
York, on "The Ambulance System of the
United States," was followed by Mrs.
Louise Wise of this city. Mrs. Wia'a
subject waa on the necessity, advisability
and possible economy 'of treating at the
homes of the poor many cases of sickness.
Philadelphia was selected as the nt
place of meeting.
WILLIAMSON JURY STILL OUT
After Twenty Hours' Deliberation the
Panel Asks for Additional
PORTLAND. Ore., July 1.-After rernaln
Ing In secret deliberation for more than '
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uwmi luv juij hi ins case or ton- '
gressman v uuamson and Messrs. Van Gess-
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ner ana uiggs. ensrged with subornation of
perjury, reported to Judge De Haven In
the United States circuit court that It w
unable to arrive at a verdict and acked for
additional Instructions. Judge De Haven
reaa some further Instructions an r.
quested the Jury to retire and delihr.
The Juries In the WUllamson-Oeesner-Btggs
case failed to arrive at a v.r.n,-.
10.10 tonUiht and was locked up. The Jury
at that hour had been out a few minutes
more than 11 hours. There Is practically no
question that the Jury stands at II lj favor
ei convicuoa kj eiie for acquittal. .
'FARMER" FUNSTON IS FINED
Former Congressman Found Guilty on Two
Chargei at Iola.
STRONG ADVOCATE OF PROHIBITORY LAW
ConTleted of Disturbing; Peace and
Carrying" Concealed Weapons
After Relolrlaar la Destruction
of Saloons by Dynamite.
IOLA, Kas., July 19.-E. H. Funston,
former congressman from this district
and father of General Frederick Funston.
was today. In police court, found guilty of
disturbing the peace and with having car
ried concealed weapon. He was fined $5
on each charge and the costs of the suits
were charged against him, making a total
The charges against Mr. Funston grew
out of the wrecking by dynamite by a
temperance fanatic on July 10 of three
Iola "Joints" or saloons. The explosions
followed an agitation against the saloons.
In which Governor Hoch was appealed to
In an effort to secure the enforcement of
the state prohibition law. Intense excite
ment followed the act of the dynamiter
and for three days the city was crowded
with people, who came from many points
of the state to view the wreckage caused
and to Join In a hunt for the dynamiter.
Funston'. Warm Unaoigr.
During the height of the excitement Mr.
Funston, It was charged, had made In
flammatory utterances to crowds that gath
ered about him on the streets. When
Patrolman Cannon tried to persuade Mr.
Funston to desist a quarrel between the
two ensued and Funston. It was alleged,
attempted to drsw a revolver. Funston
was arrested and a formal charge made
against him, after which he was released
upon his own recognizance.
In the trial, which was attended by hun
dreds of persons, one witness testified that
Mr. Funston had said: "I am glad that
some one had nerve enough to do It. The
only regret Is that the men (saloon keepers)
weren't there to be blqwn out of their
buildings. If the police officers had done
their duty this .would not have happened.
I have no sorrow In my heart for the men
along this street who have suffered losses
because they have done business with these
men and have not put a stop to the saloon
Patrolman Cannon testified that Mr.
Funston had threatened bis life and had
"That's a lie," interrupted the defendant.
Mr. Funston testified Mn his own de
fense. He admitted he had come to town
armed with a shotgun and had purchased
shot on that day. He asserted that he
wanted the shot to protect his property,
located some distance out from Iola,
against a threat that had been made to
burn It. He denied having made Inflam
Judge Eulogises Prisoner.
The loss caused by the explosions was
estimated at $100,000 and the alleged dyna
miter. C. L, Melvin, Is still at large, al
though a warrant has been issued for his
arrest and bands of men have been search
ing for him. " '
Judge Adair, in sentencing Mr; Funston,
said: "It Is with great regret that I have
been called upon to render judgment in
the matter. While this is not a matter of
testimony, I wish to state that I have
known Mr. Funston ever since I have been
In Kansas; that I know him to be an
honorable, upright citizen and a man of
exemplary character and reputation. I
heartily sympathize with his feeling re
garding the Jornt question. A man who
regards his family and children would
naturally resent anything that would tend
to disgrace or Injure them.
"I do not wish It understood that ' any
Judgment I may render intimates that I
do not sympathise with the sentiments and
feelings of those who believe In the en
forcement of the prohibitory law. I have
decided the matter, disregarding the stand
ing of the defendant, public sentiment and
everything except the law and the evi
dence." Continuing, Judge Adair said that the
testimony showed that the defendant came
to town with guns and bought ammuni
tion; that he made loud utterances before
several crowds that gathered about him
on the streets and that his language ad
dressed to Patrolman Cannon was insulting.
Mr. Funston was not in court when the
decision was rendered. His attorney im
mediately filed a motion of an appear to
the district court. There were but few
persons in the court room at the time
and there was no show of a demonstration.
Later Mr. Funston, who had come Into
town from his country residence, said that
be had not expected a favorable decision
and was therefore not disappointed.
Mr. Funston Talks.
Mr. Funston said:
There Is not a citizen f Kansas who be
lieves that I am guilty of disturbing the
peace. We shall win out in the district
court. I have received letters from all over
Kansas expressing sympathy and the belief
that I am innocent. The people are waking
up. The dynamiting of the iola saloons
was most deplorable, but at the same time
It will answer a good purpose In stirring
the people of Kansas to action. It will
call attention anew to the fact that the
same conditions exist In most every Kansas
The prohibition law will be enforced. The
time is coming soon. We must not leave
it to a few preachers and enthusiasts The
bone and sinew, the solid men of the coun
try, must take part.
The law must be amended. The time will
come when a member of the legislature will
have to say whether he favors tr,nirihn.
Ing the law. The law should be amend. -d I
mu inmi . Hiimn Keeper wno presists In the
violation of the law would be disfranchised
He Is not fit to participate in the govern
ment. Counties should be entitled to the
assistance of the attorney general when
they elect worthless officials. I have faith
in Governor Hoch. It is a big question
He Is going slow, but he will act. and the
prohibitory law will win. e
CANNON FOUND IN CANADA
Former I'tah Official Accused'
Swindling the Stnte Is Inder
Arrest nt Lethbrldge.
SALT LAKE CITY. Utah. July l.john
Q. Cannon, formerly secretary of the Utah
Louisiana Purchase fair commission, has
been arrested at Lethbrldge. Canada, on
the charge of forgery and uttering fraudu
lent papers. Cannon la a son of the late
George Q. Cannon, for many years one
of the first presidency of the Mormon
church, and the brother-in-law of former
Governor Heber M. Wells. When serving
as secretary of the fair commission. Can
non secured several thousand dollars by
fraudulent vouchers. It is alleged. The
matter was Investigated by the state legis
lature, and Cannon left the state.
Warrants were Issued for his arrest on
March 17 and he was arrested last Sunday
by the territorial police of Alberta.
It is probable that Governor Cutler will
decline to Issue a request for the extra
dition of Cannon. n reply to a question
tonight the governor refused, to state what
action be would take.
VICTIMS OF SOCIETY PAPER
Prominent Sew Yorkers Pay Large
Bums to Prevent Publication of
Statements Cotoeerelnu: Them.
NEW TORK. July? 19. The books of the
Town Topics insofar' as they deal with the
book on American oclety entitled "Fads
and Fancies." which was sold by subscrip
tion and on which the publishers realized
approximately fchVumo. will be examined by
representatives of the district attorney's
office no matter what opposition la made
to such a step. This announcement was
made today by Assistant District Attorney
Gans after he had a conference with As
sistant District Attorney Krotel.
Mr. Krotel first came Into the case when
he was assigned to prosecute Charles H.
Ahle. who was arrested on complaint of
Edwin M. Post, who charged that Ahle
attempted to blackmail him. Post declared
that Ahle attempted to force him to sub
scribe loflO for a book on New York so
ciety. He alleged that Ahle told him that
a scandalous story Involving his name was
In possession of a New York weekly paper,
but that It would not be published if Post
would subscribe for the book. The money
was paid to Ahle In the presence of detec
tives and his arrest followed. "His case
now Is awaiting the action of the grand
Jury and Mr. Krotel has announced that
several persons prominent In society have
announced their wlliirignesa to Join with
Mr. Post In the prosedution. Their willing
ness to appear Is conditional, however, on
the district attorney promising that no
question shall be asked them concerning
stories which, they allege. Ahle mentioned
when he solicited their subscriptions.
When Mr. Krotel examined the books of
the Town Topics eoinpuny yesterday he
was refused permlsstnh to inspect some of
the entries having t do with 1 the book
"Fads and Fancies." He learned, however,
he said, that while the regular subscription
price for the book was $1.6(10, several persons
paid larger sums. Among them was Mrs.
Collis P. Huntington, widow of the multi
millionaire railroad promoter, who was
credited with paying $10.(MO for her sub
scription copy of the book. Mr. Krotel
said today that If It Is possible to reach
Mrs. Huntington she will be asked to tes
tify as to the condition under which she
paid more money than the regular sub
That the district attorney is determined
to question other prominent persons In ad
dition to. Mrs. Huntington with regard to
the subscription for "Fads and Fancies"
was shown today when subpoenas were Is
sued for former Judge Elbert P. Gary,
chairman of the executive committee of the
United States Steel corporation, and Gio
vanni Mortsslnl, a wealthy banker.
A subpoena was served on Mr. Moroslnl.
whose legal representative said that while
Mr. Moroslnl was not at all well because
of the heat, he expected to leave his house
In a few days and would do all he could
to assist the district attorney's offlce. An
nouncement was madV tonight that among
the subscriptions to "Fads and Fancies'"
were those of John Jacob Astor, Clarence
H. Mackay and Senator Chauncey M. De
pew for $2,600 each and Perry Belmont for
Mr. Lauterbach had not replied to the
district attorney's request for a thorough
examination of the company's books to
night. A reply was expected tomorrow. In
case of refusal, ltls said, the district at
torney's office will refer the whole matter
to the grand Jury.
Justice Deuel of the court of special ses
sions, a director of the Town Topics com
pany, sent a letter to the district attorney's
offlce today in which he said he had no
objections to Mr. Krotel making a thorough
examination of the company's books. He
suggested that an interview with Edward
Lauterbach, counsel for Town Topics,
might bring about the desired result. The
partial examination of the books, which
was made yesterday, was by the consent
of Mr. Lauterbach.
LYNCHING IN TEXAS JAIL
Who Assaulted Llttl
Shot to Death In His
NEW BRAUNSFELS. Tex.. July 20.-1 a.
m. A mob tonight battered down the doors
of the county Jail and shot Sam Green,
a 16-year-old negro boy who attempted a
criminal assault at this place Tuesday night
on the 4-year-od daughter of William Kar
bach. a German farmer who lives on the
outskirts of the town. The mob could not
break Into the cell where the prisoner was
kept, so the leaders thrust their guns
through the opening of the steel walls and
fired three shots. The negro sank to the
floor dead and the mob quietly dispersed.
The negro protested his Innocence to the
mob, but during the day had confessed his
guilt to the sheriff.
LAND IN UINTAH RESERVATION
All Claims Aavalfnhle Inder the Lot
tery Plan Will Have to Be
SALT LAKE CITY. July 19.-There Is no
land on the Uintah Indian reservation, soon
to be thrown open to settlement under the
lottery plan, suitable for cultivation except
under irrigation. In behalf of the Indians,
who will retain the most valuable agricul
tural lands on the reservation. Captain
C. G. Hall, U. S. A., has made twenty
filings on water rights, which are said to
cover practically all the water supply of
the reservation. Three private corporations
have been formed and also have filed on
the reservation water rights with the Utah
state engineer. None of these claims for
water has been approved or disapproved.
ARREST COLORADO ASSAYERS
Believed to Have Received Over
Million Dollars Worth of
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo.. July 19.six
assayers of this district have been arrested
and placed under heavy bonds upon a
charge of receiving high grade ore. claimed
to nave oeen stolen, rrora a set of hnr,ka '
examined in one of the assaying offlce. it 1.
known that about $30 profit was mad.
kJ L" la8t "'X m0nlh'
Other books lead the officer, to believe that
upward of $1.0uO,OuO worth of or. ha. been i
mien in me uisinci every year and die
posed of to assay offices.
GRAIN RATE HEARING ENDS
Interstate Commerce Commission
Will Take Ko More Evidence
la Louisville nt Presei-t.
LOUISVILLE. Ky., July U.-The grain
rate Investigation by the Interstate Com
merce commission ended today, the only
witness being J. B. McGee. representing
the elevator interests of Cairo, 111. Com
missioner Clement announced that the
htarlng will be taken up later, but the
lace 01 jueeuuf u not decided, oa.
JUDGE BREWER ON GRAFT
Member of Supreme Court Makei an Ad
drew to Insurance Agents.
MANIPULATION OF FUNDS DISHONEST
Prostituting; of Publle or Private
Trusts by Trustee More Dan.
eroua than Coarser
Kinds of Theft.
MILWAUKEE, July 19 Justice David J.
Brewer of the United States supreme court
delivered a short address before a 'large
assemblage of life Insurance agents In the
Masonic building In this city tonight. He
devoted most of his talk to modern graft
and praised President Roosevelt In his ef
forts to make public affairs pure and honest.
This has been a year which may be
characterized as one of great Insurance up
heaval. The result has been prejudicial
to the Interests of a certain company and
also to the interests and business of others.
1 believe there will result great benetlt to
Insurance business throughout the world.
The moment private pecuniary gain is
sought through the advantage of a trust
someone is guilty of grafting. For In
stance, trust funds are the funds of this
Insurance company and this and that bank
and this and that trust company. We will
take these trust funds, put our assets In
their place and let the Insurance company
carry them until we can sell them with a
profit. I he company takes a risk of carry
ing them until such time as they can sell
lhe assets, the Insurance company may be
,ty ,iS interests in lull as It has
been doing theretofore, but the men who
have done this have not fulfilled their
trust with an eye single to the company's
benefit. They have sought to make these
funds inure to their private gain and cast
upon the company the risn, great or small,
of that speculation. Why. do you suppose
for a moment that Mr. Ryan paid W.&uu.wO
for iroierty which under no legtl cir
cumstances could pay him more than I or
4 per cent Interest, with the Idea that all
he could get would be this Interest. There
may be such philanthropists, but they are
not connected with Insurance companies.
Publle Offlce a Pablle Trust.
kJ1!" w a truer saying than that
by (rover Cleveland, that a public ollloe
l8,.apub"c fru81' 'A'nere Is tooay so much
grarting going on among public officials
5 . startle us. I am not speaking now
about the coarser kind of grafting, such
as buying votes, paying money, etc., which
we ail condemn. I have reference to the
more insidious ways that the one holding
public ottlce is not carrying on tne uuties
or that office with an eye single to his
trust. In prostituting in one way or an
other -that office for his own gain or the
gain of his friends.
Take the presiuent of the United States.
Along last winter. San Domingo put It
self on a financial tooting. Suppose the
president had acted secretly and advised
his friends to buy up Ban Domingo bonds.
Would not that shock the people of the
country? Yet the government would lose
nothing and some would be private gain
ers, buppose the United States supreme
court Justices would give out Information
in advance of certain decisions? Wouldn't
you revolt at such a transaction. It would
be unworthy this would be grafting.
A month ago today I was In Tennessee.
I went to the Hermitage where lie the re-ma:.-
of Andrew JacKson, and I thank
God today that there was anothur equally
honest president, and it seemed as if I
coulu hear falling from-the lips of Theo
dore Roosevelt the words, "public affairs
must and shall he pure and honest," no
president can do all' the work. No presi
dent or congress can do all this. It re
quires not merely action of officials of the
i government, but action of everyone that
the administration of publlo affairs, be pure
. He concluded by saying:
The great body of the citizen! are loyal
to the great work of building up the nation
and the Almighty will help us, and that
He will help us I do believe and that we
shall be true to the traditions of our fath
ers, I equally believe.
GRAIN COMPANIES MUST PAY
Conrt Appoints Receiver for Corpora
tions that Refuse to Meet
CHICAGO, July 19.-Mrs. Amanda E.
Stlchtenoth of Cincinnati filed today in
the United States circuit court a bill ask
ing tha a receiver be appointed for the
Central Stock and Grain company of Chi
cago, the Central Grain and Stock ex
change of Hammond, Ind., and the Ham
mond Realty company of Hammond. Ind.
Judge Bethea, In response to the bill, ap
pointed the Equitable Trust company as
receiver of the assets of the two grain
exchanges and other property of Sldmon
McNIe. who Is the chief stockholder and
practical owner of the concerns mentioned.
Recently Mrs. Stlchtenoth obtained a de
cree for something over $11,000 upon the
showing that her money had been used In
speculation in a "bucket shop."
In her bill It was declared by Mrs.
Stlchtenoth that McNIe moved to Indiana
with the consequence that no levy .could
be made on the property of the alleged
I "bucket shop" concern and she was unable
to obtain any portion of $500,000 said to be
held by a national bank of this city for
McNIe. The; bank was also named In
the bill. It being asked that the officials of
the bank be enjoined from transferring the
money. The restraining order against the
bank was Issued at the same time as the
appointment of the receiver was declared.
The various companies named In the court
proceedings and controlled by McNIe are
the largest of their kind In the United
States, having a leased wire system t,hat
covers every state In the middle west.
FLOATING . PC0L ROOM WINS
Federal Court Enjoins Mayor of Chi.
eago from Interfering- with
Transmission of Race Results.
CHICAGO. July 1 Indirectly protected
by a federal court injunction, Chicago's
floating pool room, the City of Traverse,
will go Into commission again tomorrow
and receive racing news from the Wire
less Telegraph company aa was the prac
tice before the Chicago police raided the
office of the telegraph company In the
Ral.way Exchange building some time ago.
After hearing the arguments In the case
today. Judge S it Bethea, in the United
States court issued an injunction restrain
ing Mayor Edward F. Dunne, Chief of
Police O'Neill and their officers and agents
from Interfering with the business of the
Wireless Telegraph company in any way.
p i . .k. t.,.. ' .''
the point that the city did no? h.v? the
power to Interfere whh interstate comt
m"ce ln th message, sen, torn
state to state by mean, of telegraph and
he wa. upheld by n,e court
GIFT BY MRS. JOHN A. LOGAN
Valuable Collection of Historical
Matter Collected by Her Hus
band Presented to Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD. 111.. July 19-In a letter
received today by Governor Dlneen. Mrs.
John A. Logan, formally tendered the valu
able historical collection owned by Mrs.
Logan to the State cf Illinois.
The collection, which is closely connected
with the life of General John A. Logan
and the history of the country and the
state, la now In MemoriaP hall af Mrs. Lo-
J gwt'g bouse la Waahjpgtoo,
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Thursday and Friday.
Temperature' at Omahm
Hour. Dearee. Hoar.
.... Tit lo.m
. . TS 1 p. n
. . Til 9 p. m
. . . T3 4 p. m
i ..... .
T4 B p. m
T4 9 p. m
TT T n. m
12 m. .
M p. m
9 p. sa
WARM" WELCOME FOR 0MAHANS
Keep tp Their Reputntlon ae Rain
makers and Reach Edgar
HOLDREGE. Neb.. July 1. (Special Tel
egram.) The Omaha trade excursion con
taining about 125 representatives of the
Omaha Commercial club, the South Omaha
Live Stock exchange and the Omaha Grain
exchange were here today and remained
about one hour.
Dinner was served the niiiriinnii
by the women of the Baptist church ln the
court nouso square. The last half hour
was spent ln getting acquainted and dis
tributing literature and seeing the town.
Although It was extremely hot the x.-ur.
slonlsts seemed to be having a good time.
The train consisted of five coaches, four nf
which were Pullmans. The excursion knew
now to have a good time aa thev wnt
slong and at the same time did some hus
tling for their houses and talked nn
The Start Waa mail this mnralnv tmm
Curtis where breakfast .r. hi, k.
Congregational women. . Stops were made
at seven towns between here and Curtis.
At Eustls the enterprising people ran trade
and agricultural dlanlavs near th. r.v
They also had a threshing machine at work
to better display the kind of wheat they
are raising out that way.
At I,oom1a thev .-.- a v..
ll,tl Blrls who presented them with a large
ry nicn tney are taking along as a tro
ptiy. Thev wished
tie girls, but not having sny camera along,
the little girls were brought on here, where
they were photographed. ,
The excursionists ,m much i.i..- iw
the immense wheat fields ln this part of
me state ana some of them said it seemed
as If the country between here and Cur
tis was one big wheat field.
EDGAR. Neb.. Julv 1ft san.i.i n-.i-
gram. The excursion train bearing the
Omaha business men arrivA in
this evening on schedule time. 7:06. The run
from Holdrege to Edgar was a continuous
ovation, crowds of people at every sta
tion turned out and welcomed the business
men rovallv. The wnirnm. . wi.
no less royal, but a heavy thunderstorm at
the time the train waa tu. nr.... .... .v.-
- . ....... inn
Edgar business men from carrying out their
The women of the Prahvt.H.n nk..i,
served supper to the entire party in the
dining room of Fraternity hall
The train and arty remain over night
In Edgar and breakfast at the Stover.
MADMAN KILLED BY OFFICERS
Was Barricaded in Improvised Fort-
reaa and opened Fire on
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. July 19.-(Speclal
Telegram.) A posse of Converse county of-'
fleers yesterday fought a battle with an
unidentified madman on Little Box Elder
creek, fourteen miles from Douglas. Wyo.
A report had been received that the crazy
man had been shooting at ranchmen. When
the posse arrived at the scene the madman
had built a small fortress and warned the
officers away. All night they guarded the
place and the next day at dawn the mad
man opened fire upon them.
Deputy Sheriff Falckner was in charge
of the officers and he ordered them to ad
vance and fire as they went. When within
fifty yards of the barricade the madlnan
fell, pierced by three bullets. The body
was taken to Douglas for burial. The
coroner's Jury exonerated the deputies. All
efforts to learn the identity of the crazy
man have failed.
MURDERER HANGED TO TREE
Body of Man Who Killed His Wife
nt Lancaster, Mo., Found Sus
pended in Woods.
ST. LOUIS.' July 19.-A special to the
Globe-Democrat from Lancaster. Mo., says
The dead" body of Alonzo Jackson, one of
the best known of Schuyler county farm
ers, who yesterday killed his 17-year-old
wife, ln a fit of Jealousy, was found hang-'
ng to a tree early today with a bullet hole
ln his brain.
It Is conjectural whether he was lynched
to avenge the death of his wife, or was
overcome by remorse and committed sui
cide. Both bodies were burled In oAe
Yesterday Jackson and his wife had a
quarrel and agreed to separate. He kissed
her goodbye and started to leave, when
he suddenly drew a revolver, fought off
several relatives and shot his wife dead
He escaped and was hunted for all night
Today his body was found swinging from
TEAMSTERS WILL VOTE AGAIN
All Inlona Interested In Chicago
trlke Take Referendum
CHICAGO. July-19-AU of the unions in
terested In the teamsters' sink, -m .
morrow take a referendum vole on the ad-
v.saouuy or caning off the strike. This
was decided upon at a m,in ...
Teamsters' Joint council held tonight. The
ui me council was stormy, and it
was long after mldnlcht he for. th.v
to take the vote was issued.
BRYAN SPEAKSJN ST. LOUIS
Kebraskan Is Principal Orator at
Celebration of French Na
ST. LOUIS. July 19. The annual i.
fete, celebrating the anniversary of the
fall of the Bastile, was held here tonight.
The exercises were opened with the firing
of twenty-one bombs as
French republic. Emile Karst, president
of the Franco-American society, was the
master of ceremonies. William J. Bryan
was the principal speaker of the evening.
Movements of Ocean Vessels July lt
Ph.'adeUlar.POOl-ArriVed: Mer'0n' from
frm NeweYorkrrtVed: o.
At Naples Arrived: Romanic, from New
aSlled: Ivernla, for Boston.
At Queensiown Arrived: Ultonia. from
New York; Majestic, from New York
Balled: Inervia, for Boston.
At Mojl Sailed: Wyneric. for Port Town
send. At Havre-Balled: Sarmatlan, for Mont
real. At Liverpool Sailed: Teutonic, for New
York; Westernland. for Philadelphia.
At Cherbourg Sailed; Krou frlai Wll
tsUn, for New York,
DEATH ROLL GROWS
6YentT Im Die from Efleot of Heat In
RELIEF COMES IN THE AFTERNOON
Heavy Eaio it 3 0' Clock Cansea fcharp
Drop ln Temperature.
MOTHER KILLS BABE WITH KNIFE
Woman Crated with Heat Stab Her Child
and Attempt! Suicide.
TEN DEATHS IN PHILADELPHIA
Four Deaths In Baltimore and Five In
Pittsburg: Comfortable Weather
Promised for Seat Few
WASHINGTON. July 19.-A heavy thun
der and rain storm passed over the city
at K.V this afternoon bringing welcome re
lief from the oppressive heat of the last
week. Within a few moments the tem
perature dropped twenty-one degrees and
tonight the conditions are exceedingly com
fortable. The highest temperature wss 92, thret
degrees less than yesterday's record for the
year. 8hnwery weather Is predicted b,y the
weather bureau tonight for the-Upper Ohr
valley, the Middle Atlantic states and New
England and local showers are probable in
the South Atlantic states, It is predicted.
The hot wave In New England and the Mid
dle Atlantic states, it Is announced, will be
temporarily broken Thursday and then
moderate temperatures are scheduled by
the weather prophets for several days.
Thunder storms were general today In New
England, portions of the Middle Atlantlo
states and through the Upper Ohio valley.
High temperatures continue ln the south
portion of the Middle Atlantic states and
In the states In ths Mississippi valley and
locally In Eastern New York and Western
Pennsylvania. Today's showers. It is ex
plained by the weather forecaster, were
caused by the rapid development of an area
of low pressure that stretched over the
mouth of the St. Lawrence and across New
England. There was one death and four
teen prostrations as the result of the heat
There has been considerable sufforlng
among the poor and those who are 111, and
a local phllanthi jplst has placed in the
hands of the District of Columbia authori
ties a fund for supplying free Ice to all
Suffering; In New York.
NEW YORK. July 19.-Whlle the record
of deaths and prostrations greatly exceeded
that of yesterday, there was a distinct
diminution today' ln the temperature pre
vailing throughout the eastern section of
the country. Although the midday tem
perature was terrific, it was broken by
scattered thunderstorms, many of a very
violent character, and toward evening the
temperature fell rapidly, until normal sum
Iner conditions Weru tt.-acr.jd. With Mils
welcome relief came the , announcement
from the weather bureau tonight that the
abatement of the heated term had been
general and that moderate temperatures
would probably prevail- for several days In
the middle Atlantic and the New England
states. In New York the highest tempera
ture recorded was 95. one degree lower than
that of yesterday, when the highest record
of the season was reached.
Philadelphia reported a, slightly higher
maximum range and In other Cities the
highest point of yesterday was not touched.
while everywhere a sharp fall was noticed,
beginning early In the afternoon.
Following are the maximum tempera
tures, the maximum humidity and the
deaths and prostrations from the effects of
As usual the maximum official tempera
tures were everywhere exceeded by those
prevailing ln the crowded streets where
th actual temperature frequently exceeded
Cumulative Effect Evident.
The cumulative effect of the continued
torrldlty of these days was painfully evi
dent ln the enormous Increase la the num
ber of deaths ln New York. While the
death roll of yesterday was only twenty
six, that of today reached the appalling
total of seventy-five, being nearly half of
thpse prostrated. This waa almost en
tirely due to the collapse ofv young chil
dren and aged persons, whose exhausted
vitality was unequal to the strain of fur
After a night of sweltering heat spent
by thousands in the streets, in the pub
llo parks, on piers along the river front.
and In every vacant place that promised a
breath of air, the conditions that con.
fronted the people of New York this morn
ing were -terrifying. The sun rose in
cloudless sky and hour after hour the heat
grew more and more Intense. Every am
bulance was kept busy and by noon the
hospitals were crowded with sufferers.
Relief Comes at S O'clock.
At S o'clock In th afternoon came the
long prayed for relief when a terrific
thunder storm and a deluge of rain burst
over Brooklyn and the lower part of Man
hattan and sections of New Jersey. In
Brooklyn two men were struck by light
ning and seriously hurt, and In Jersey
City one man was killed. While the storm
lasted only a few minutes and left the up
per part of the city untouched, the relief
was almost Instantaneous, and from then
on the mercury fell steadily and a cool
breese sprirglng up after sundown, gave
assurance of-a comfortable nght.
Even the seashore resorts In the vicinity
of New York did not escape the heat, and
many prostrations occurred among the
thousands that flocked to Coney Island
and the other beaches on the Long Island
Among the distressing Incidents of the
day was the killing of her Infant ln Brook
lyn by a young woman who was suddenly
driven Insane by the heat. She stabbjd
the child to death and then made a vain
attempt on her own life.
Leonard Sanders, a colored man from
New Haven, went mi1ii the public park
lu East One Hundred and Twenty-third
street snd leaped Into the river from the
Harlem bridge. He was rescued by three
boatmen after a terrific struggle, in which
lie upset the boat and nearly drowned his)
Fall from Klre Escapes.
Several of the deaths reported were those
of persons who had fallen, while asleep,
from fire escapes, where they were en
deavoring to escape the stifling atmosphere
of crowdd Uueiavnla, WlLb Ii bodjsg la
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