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TITE OMAITA DAILY BEE: FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1903.
During July an t
Aufust we doe j
With' our ads, it means
Special Sale of Handkerchiefs.
FrMnjr we will place on special gale a
lltie 'of . tnmrn'l 'all linen unlaundered
hamlkeYchlefv' heirtstltehed and hand em
broMered' corners,- a good value at 26c,
Friday your choice at' ISc each or $1 00 per
half dozen. ' ,:r '
Men's "efttra -l&rftc six all linen hem
stitched; handkerchiefs; Just what you
wart,.tlvi'Re hoi Guys, , special value 25c
each. . , . ,.
Women's High Class Shirt Waists.
During the part Season our business tn
ladles' ' high Vlhifc ' shirt waists has really
been phenomenal.-. .
Thousands of , bvllfs are wearing our
distinctive style, aa'qur waists are ao
Our rvew buildinj is fast
V. M. C A. Building, Comer
JAPS ADVANCE FROM COREA
Eussiam Think, .that Enemy May. Land
Forces Near Vladivostok,
ISUND ARMY HAS BEEN REINFORCED
Jnimnrsf Ailvuix-4 ou Island of Sak
halin Una. Beached . Ylndlml
roiaka, the' Artillery t'urry
'" In; KOtty Machine Gnn.
nrssiAN xiffAt)QT.ArrrEft9 at the
FRON flWca'tlonira.e gln), July 20.' The
Japanese advance from" Cbrea ;s taking on
a more energetic character and Is being
pushed toward Moussn, Nangan and Hasa
gawa. 3' he Japanese seem to have received
heavy relnforcenxcnts from Field Marshal
Oyama's main army In front of Ooneral
Llnevltch. A landing of Japanese near
Vladivostok wouM'-nbt 'be? surprising and
their operations appear to be concentrating
In that direction.
The Japanese .advance Ui the-Island -of
Sakhalin haV- reached 'Vladlfnlrflvslta. The
Japanese artillery includes forty machine
The civil and military Red Cross organiza
tions are junking wejl and. a slight Increase
In their. f-4-.Jlltlcs villi enable them to care
for thote.'sufferlns.frojrt Jstmraer sickness,
which li.tviiwthe; aolnalady. . It is be
lleved ithat the dariKer-of an epidemic is
trreat pn the JaReocse.sjde,,. because , the
regfoa oeruiod byjlie-jamneii army .con
tains. 'sq '.many corps Tnjrted In shallow
grave jfrhll' the RuWsJpnJ jiyftai operating
on WoaivVoUftd. '' ,;'i-tt,:'' ..... . r
. "' BnJialm' rKnpeYs'oafldent. .'..
aCfeSUV .J,AS3,t,MaBWJrla, July. 20.-4
pi m? Hlnre a'mopAa ago .a'fton the' arnly
was under the :rrtWJ.Bal)ft. batt J-wmJ
heen much annoyed by "talk of peace, but
peace plenipotentiary appears to have con
vinced the commanders of the govern
ment's determination, , ,
The, .Jtyiss'ian army ,a 'usual with,
cavalry flunks slightly enVelop'ing the' Ja
pa,Dup, 1 wBo reiualfc : within theft" defense
The correspondent of the Asosclated
Press has made a tour, through the mud
and heat, paralleling the Japanese position
for a. distance of seventy-five miles. Their
fortifications on the first lines bisect
Changtufu on the railroad and are growing
daily ahd Indications ace that If would cost
a third,' or, half of toe Russian army to
take them, while their second position, of
eu.ua! strength, la eleven miles farther
back on the hills north of Kalyuan.
Considerable confidence Is evinced In the
strength and "16 of fae' Russian position,
and. an example of the' military spirit of the
superior officers Is Indicated In the follow
ing declaration, to the, correspondent of the
Associated Frees by one of the leading
I have 150 machine guns and also strong
artillery. I havo reeHvod many men from
KusHla. Ail the Infantry companies are
Ji men strong and all Die men are anxious
to attack, though the situation is very
bad in Russia, the army will advance here
regunlletis of the disorder at home. It
will tlKht, one',' two ft even three years,
because the end must be victory. '
The army does not share tha peace de
slies of tiie government, which hus never
had a war so difficult .' as this. Rut In
spite of all difllcuities, victory It must be.
ST. PETIJRSBL'RCfc July 20. The report
that Lieutenant General Btuessel, who
commanded Port Arthur, had been ap
pointed commander of the Seventh army
corps, Is officially' dent' A.
Klraser C. Carver.
LOO AN, Ja.. July 20. (Special. )-Eleaser
C. Carver, an old settler of Harrison
county, died here at the advanced age of
l years.' He waa bom June 10, 1814. The
funeral occurred this morning at 10 o'clock,
from the Logan Baptist church. -
PETEKMAN'S R.0ACH FOOD
A DOOM TO HOI'IEKKEPEIIS.
The most Improved method to free a house
of large or small reaches t to ue the con
tents of a box of ' Peterman's Roach Food''
at one time. Shake It on Joints so some of
It will penetrate and remain to keep the
premises contluously free. Roaches eat it
s a food; It is the most destructive remedy
rn this earth to them, and It will not scatiar
hem to other places to live on and multiply.
BrUHUU B. "Peterman a Discovery"
(thick), a quicksilver
cream, is Invaluable to
kill bedbugs. Apply Ughtl)
with brush on beds
i titjl-. when apart, on backs of
I ') l picture fismes, mouldlngn,
4LT etc. It will remain per
manent,, ana is me oniy
remedy that they absorb.
u:id kills those that go over where it has
been lightly brushed on. It wiil not runt
Iron, harm . lyj niiiue or bedding.
"1'etei man's Discovery" (liuuldl. In flex
ible cans, handy to foro in Joints for
tiulck application, will kill bedougs and
i.ii-tr . Instantly.
i'elsrman's Ant rood" A strong powde'
.. U 1 1 1 mr.A driva awav ailtS.
"Petermen'B Hat-Mouse Food" makes rati
vr mice wild: tuey will leave ana not return.
Take no other, as time may be even more
important than money.
Originated In Perfected In 1906 by
Wm. Peterman, Mfg Chemist,
14, M. M West lath St., New York City.
London, Eng Montreal, P. Q.
Bold by all druti.il In Omaha and
tKiooghout the l. nued bUiUa, also by
SRfman &, L!cConnEll Drug Co.
Twnwlmaln a&4 . Heia.1' !.
ft, W. tea slateealBi a De4e.
Bee, July 2ft, lJS.
a great saving to you.
much superior In design. In the fitting. In
the material,, and tha workmanship than
those kept by most stores; they appeal to
ladles who appreciate really handsome
styles. Besides all this nearly all of our
waists are being sold at one-halt the reg
110 00 waists fnr 5.00.
(7.60 waists for 13.75.
.00 waists for S300.
Special Sale of Towels.
Hot weather bargains In our Linen De
partment. All our 1240 huck towels, J4o each.
All our 16e huck towels, 12Ho each.
All our 25c huck towels, 19c each.
All our 2Sc Turkish bath towels, ln each.
All our 35c Turkish bath towels, 25o each.
All our 45c Turkish bath towels, 29c each.
Sixteenth and DougUs Stmt
LAWN SOCIAL GREAT SUCCESS
Annual Event for llenelt of St. Pat
rick's Clm re h Iiri,va m.
Vinton street ball park was ablate with
light and full of merry people last night.
It was the annual lawn social for the
benefit of St. Patrick's church.
H very much resembled, and so- It was
intended, a county fair. There was a
quaint country store, where could be
bousht almost everything from baking
powder to a washing machine; booths
where popcorn and lemonade were sold; a
vaudeville show; tables for Ice cream; a
band; a place where you hit the baby
and get a cigar; In fact almost everything
that could be Interesting at a lawn social
or fair. Dlmlck's band was there with
the music and It might be remarked In
passing that "The Wearing of the Green"
was called for about five times.
Passing into the grounds one found on
the right of the entrance a country store,
where three rretty maidens In Rustic garb,
Miss Kennedy, Miss Lyons and Miss Lo
retta Rush, sold gum and clothespins to
eager customers. The proprietors of the
store were R. Yocum, R. J. Kennedy, A. J.
Kennedy and Mr. Stryker. There was so
much business that the Elks' quartet, con
sisting of Messrs. Brown, Brennan, Miller
and T. Swift, was called upon to assist,
both with, sales and In the entertainment of
the public with songs, - -
Kext came the vaudeville show Under he
direction of Mrs. R. E, Yocum and Miss
Ella Brown. Several performances were
given during the evening. The following
appeared on the stage: JV Reeves, P. F.
Kennedy, R. Kennedy, J. ' Maher, J. Al-
vord, R. Palmer, H. Moran, J. Lcary and
Freeaer after freexer of Ice cream was
opened In the center of a quadrangle of
tables. Those who' .presided over the gas-
rMiomle destinies of the visitors here
were:- Mrs, James ClhiTt.'Mrs. JftTin Gtrr?'
vey, Mrs. M. Roach, Mrs. J. Johnson, Mrs.
Michael Lee, Mrs. James O'Shea. Mrs. John
O'Connell and Mrs. John O'Grady.
' Rebecca'a well waa a place where Ico
cold lemonade as fine as nectar was dis
pensed by Miss Hast, Miss Lucile, Cassldy,
Miss Philomena Rush and Miss , Alice
The summer booth was a place of beauty,
with Its oak leaf canopy. Its trimmings
of red tissue paper and above all, Its
pretty red dressed attendants. Miss Ella
Miuogue, Miss Bessie Power, Miss May
Curtlss and Miss May MulvihlU sold pop
oA. party o fortune teller's In little Indian
lodge-like tents read the palms of the
curious. Their queen was Miss Mary
Several hundred people were present at
the merrymaking. The committee on ar
rangements consisted of Mike Lee, Reuben
Yocum, John Brennan, Mr. Foley, John
Powers, James Conley, John Ward, John
O'Connor, Dan Conner, Roger Kennedy,
Ted Shanahan, Philip McMillan and Mary
DRIVER HELD UP ON THE ROAD
IllKhnnynien Stop and Rob Two
Men on Center Street Kear
Thirty-Sixth, and Escape.
While Henry Hannemann, a driver for
Rohlff Bros.' wholesale ' liquor house,
Twenty-sixth and Leavenworth, waa re
turning with his wagon from Ruser's park
at 10:30 Thursday night, where he had been
delivering' goods, two masked men sprang
out from behind some weeds at Thirty
sixth and Center streets and stopped tha
team, commanding the driver and his com
panlon, Fred Weiss, to aurfehder. After
stopping the team the robbers fired four
shots Into the air, evidently Intending' to
frighten the men. After firing the shots
the robbers compelled the men to get
down from the wagon, where they went
through the pockets of both men, taking
$1'4 In money from Hannemann. They
went through Weiss' pockets, but their
search revealed nothing.
It was about thirty minutes before the
driver could get to a telephone to report
to the police, but at 11 o'clock the sta
tion was called up and a fairly good de
scriptlon of the highwaymen given. Of
ficer Dan Baldwin was detailed on tlfe
case and made a thorough search of the
vicinity, but at a late hour they had not
DART GOES TO SLEEP ON TRACK
Ran Over by Switch Engine and So
Badly InJared lie Dice a Few
r rea uart or -MB Brward street was
struck by engine No. 3118 In the Burlington
yards at Thirty-ninth and L streets. South
Omaha, about 10 o'clock last night and so
badly Injured that he died about J 30
o'clock this morning. Dart was lying
on the track when the accident
occurred and when he waa struck by the
engine waa dragged nearly forty feet. The
young man told aome acquaintances early
in the evening that he waa going to Lin
coln yesterday evening, but for some un
accountable reason he fell asleep on the
tracks. Dr. K.-lley of South Omaha waa
called and the injured man was taken to
the South Omaha hospital, where his limb
was amputated Just below the hip Joint.
The young man haa a brother living in
Omaha, with whom he has been living. His
brother was notified of the accident through
the police station at South Omaha.
Telearaph Mara Heualred.
"NEW "YORK, July xO.Cable and land
Hues In Japan watta- were interrupted by
a typhoon Lava bH.n reialred.
PRESS COMMENDS WIITE
Publication of Hii Icterriew Produce!
f arorable Impression in Busiia. ,
BARON KOMURA LANDS IN SEATTLE
Japanese Fsivoy Gives an Enthml-
stle Crrrtlns by Kellow-Conn-r
men 111 Start East
ST. PETERSBURG, July 20. The Inter
view of the Associated Press with M.
Witte on Monday last waa telegraphed
back to St. Petersburg from New York
and printed throughout the empire this
morning. receiving high commendation
from the press, with the exception of
the extremely reactionary Bvlet and the
Moscow Gazette. The Bourse Gazette de
clares the""bulk of the Russian people share
M. Witte's views, which now, when the
attention of the world Is fixed on the peace
conference, are of historical importance.
The paper adds:
"Russia's chief plenipotentiary does not
attempt to conceal from foreign countries
the internal situation In Russia. Strong
men do not fear the truth. Falsehoods
are the instruments of the weak. M. Witte
leaves under good auspices, but he makes
It clear that upon the moderation of the
Japanese demands depends the fate of the
The Novoe Vremya heartily endorses M.
Witte's statement that Russia does not
covet peace at any price and that both
parties in Russia would unite to resist
terms which might threaten the -future of
the country. "M. Witte's extremely Im
partial and temperate remarks upon the
Internal conditions and the future should
prove Instructive abroad," the paper adds,
"and should benefit those Russians who
doubt the future destinies of the country."
The Slovo rejoices at the fact that after
the weakness and vacillation which have
marked the latter stages of. Russian his
tory the peace negotiations have fallen
Into strong hands, and while the paper
admits that M. Witte will have no oppor
tunity to retrieve the blunders of others,
yet the Slovo hopes he may be successful
In his mission.
The Svlet, whose voice Is still for war to
the last ditch, sarcastically likens the de
parture to the pilgrimages of the Russian
princes, who traveled to the far steppes
to make obeisance to the chiefs of the
golden horde. The Sviet concludes that
peace Is Incompatible with the dignity of
the country, which is not yet defeated.
narou Kimnra at Seattle.
SEATTLE. Wash., July O.-Baron Ko
mura and his suite left Seattle promptly
at 8 o'clock tonight for New York City.
They travel tn private cars as the guests
of President J. J. Hill and will make all
haste (o their destination.
Mr. Hill's Invitation to a tour of the
great lakes was declined by the envoy
upon the plea that his instructions for
hast ere Imperative. As a consequence
the party v.ill go to St. Paul by the Great
Northern, to. Chicago over the Burlington
and to New York over the "Pennsylvania
lines. The only hospitality accepted by
Baron Komura during his few hours' stay
waa an Informal dinner tonight, given by
John D. Fan-ell, president of the Great
Northern Steamship company, at the Hotel
Consul Hlsamtdzu, who was carried out
to meet the Hill liner by the revenue cut
ter Areata, took with him only a part
of the correspondence that "has been await
ing the peace envoy. Komura and -his
party will work-until- 7:30 p. m. on the
cipher dispatches and will carry with them
a mass of unfinished business to be taken
up again on the Great Northern train en-
route east. The private car of J. J. Hill,
In which the party will proceed east, will
be the ambassador's working office.
Baron Komura was welcomed at Seattle
when the Minnesota reached port Just be
fore noon ty more than 1,000 Japanese,
On i tug In the harbor a small crowd of
Japanese exploded day fireworks In honor
of the party and a band dispersed Japaneae
and American airs as a welcome. Mayor
Kallinger on behalf of the city welcomed
th.i diplomat at the gangway and a spe
cial train brought him to the city.
A fixed policy has been agreed upon by
the members of the delegation regarding
Interviews. Baron Komura has deter
mined not to give out any Interviews In
America relative to peace negotiations or
the war conditions. II. Satoa, an unat
tached member of. the foreign aervice who
Is accompanying the party, haa been desig
nated as the spokesman to discuss any
other matters affecting the delegation.
Mr H. Denison, legal adviser of the Japa
nese department, and M. Satoa were with
the -Japanese ambassadors who concluded
peace with China. They are the only mem
bers of the party who have enjoyed such
honors In the past.
French Comment on Witte Interview.
PARIS, July 20.M. Witte, who arrives
here at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, will
be received soon after by President Loubet,
who leaves Paris the next morning on his
summer vacation at Ramboullette.
An Interview of the Associated Press-on
Monday with M. Witte continues to 'be
one of the subjects of discussion among
diplomats and in the newspspers.
Tha Temps (semi-official) devotes a
column leading article to It tonight, point-
lng out the Importance of tha Russian,
statesman's declarations. The Temps says
M. Witte's statement was most happy, re
calling that he was a partisan of peace
even before the war began, not a mere
retrospective partisan, but because he Is
now tn a better position to restore peaoe
than one who assisted in the rupture. .
"Moreover," continues the" Temps, "M.
Witte's statement shows that war was not
Inevitable -and that the observance of the
wise counsels of M. Witte might have
averted war. This, however, does not mean
that M. Witte la resigned to make more
cruel sacrifices than any other negotiator,
as he Is unable to make concessions beyond
a .point which the emperor himself has
M. Wllte Passes Th roach Berlin.
BERLIN, July 20. M. Witte. the senior
Russian peace plenipotentiary, passed
through Berlin today on his way to Paris.
M. Witte spends his time on the Nord ex
press In a democratic fashion, dining In
the public dining car. At various stations
In Oermany passed by the express the
crowds showed some curiosity to see the
Russian statesman, who scrupulously re
turned the salutes of the humblest citizens
as well as those of the officials. M. Witte
declined, owing te his political position, to
give further Interviews beyond what he
said to the Associated Press ifi St. Peters
burg Monday last.
China Wants Maaeharlat Bark.
WASHINGTON, July SO.-Chlna's official
notification to tha powers that It will not
revognlze any arrangement regarding Man
churia concerning which that country has
not been consulted beforehand has reached
Washington - and will - be forthwith, for
warded to the president at Oyster Bay. Be
fore addressing this note to the neutral
powers China sent to Bt. Petersburg and
Toklo an Identical note containing this
notification. The Chinese communication
Is briefly worded and la so expressed that
It calls for no reply.
The arrival of the text of the note dis
poses of the unofficial report reaching
Washington recently from Europe, which
found av-leu4) la oCQukwV alroias, -uuat
Chlita had requested that she be allowed
to participate in the conference.
China haa not yet taken this step for
several reasons. The Chinese government
Is anxious that so far as possible, the bel
ligerents be allowed to negotiate directly
with each other and Is adverse to being
forced Into negotiations. China's motive In
addressing to Russia and Japan such a no
tification was to remind them that she had
never acquiesced In the alienation of 'he
province of Manchuria from Chinese sov
ereignty and that she expected as the first
result of the war the full restoration to
Chinese control of that province. That this
position might receive the continued sup
port of the neutral powers, copies of the
note were forwarded to the other capitals
for presentation', by the .respective Chi
Before sending this notification the Chi
nese government addressed to Its viceroys,
governors and . diplomatic .representatives
abroad a long list of questions about Man
churia, asking their opinions about the
steps the government should take regarding
Its restoration to China. On one point these
replies were singularly In accord that this
restoration should be made unconditionally.
Ko Instructions from Peking;.
Thus far no Instructions have reached the
Chinese legation, whtoh In the absence of
the minister. Is In, charge of Mr. Yung
Kwal, regarding the sending of any repre-
sentatlve to fortsmoutfr, The minister, Sir
Chen Tung Cheng H fndlng the summer
at Amherst, 'Mass. .'and expects to remain
there until September, i
Like the ottier diplomats at Washington
and In accordance with' the expressed wish
of the president, Sir Liang. It la understood,
will not go to Portsmouth at. all unless
ordered there by Ms government.
China s Insistence, that Manchuria be re
turned to her sovereignty haa the full sym
pathy of the - Washington government,
though the latter dcies not share liT any
anxiety on this point. In the preliminary
negotiations here it 'was more than once
made plain to the belligerents that what
ever the result of their negotiations It was
expected that Chime would be left intact.
BANK CLOSES DOORS
(Continued from First Page.)
door by Examiner Ames, which simply
stated that the bank was In charge of the
comptroller of tha currency, the following
unsigned notice was posted later:
"Present all drafts drawn by the follow
ing banks on the City National bank of
Kansas City, Mo., to the National Bank of
Commerce, Kansas City, Mo, for paymen:
"Bank of -Greeley, Greeley, Kan.j Citizens
State bank,- Belle plain. Kan.; Cltlsen's
State bank, Osage' Clfy, Kan.; Citizens
State bank, Edna, -Kan.; Citizens State
bank, Paola, Kan." . .
The posting of this second notice devel
oped the fact that other Kansas City banks,
knowing that the City National was to
fall, wired certain of the letter's outside
customers, principally small nearby banks,
that they would pay certain drafts drawn
on the City National. Later in the day
other notices from "other Kansas City
banks designating dffferent outside Insti
tutions whom they offered to protect on
drafts drawn through the City National
Were posted. ' : '" 1 ' '.
The City National bank has had a varied
experience.. In Its five years' existence It
has had four seta of 1 'officers, and unon
numerous occasions the comptroller of the
currency has called, upati its officers to re
pair its capital or better 'conform In other
ways with the bankjhg' laws. It was or
ganized in 1900 with a capital of 3o0,000.
Last winter' the capital was. reduced to
Fjaoo.OOO. Later the capital, was increased,
txou.uw io.s.ir,tAW, cnarging on ail ineir.sur
rilos -asdJ t&XDOO of Their' oriainal caoltaL
It now develops' that this did not take out
all the bad paper."' " ' '
Country Towns Are Hit.
bater Edward Crebo, president of tho
railed bank, said: ,-,
Our bank had a large amount of C. J
Devlin companies' paper. This was of un
certain value, and the chances to realize
on It seemed s remote that we decided
It better to close the - bank and liquidate
Its accounts. Our depositors were mostly
in country towns. 'We did not carry much
Kansas City money. I can give no figures
now or the bank s condition.'
Edward Crebo, who is a railroad con
tractor. Is also president of the Citizens'
National bank of Eureka. Kan., capital
ttt.OOO. and the First National bank of
Toronto, Kan., capital S,000.
On the board of directors of the City
National bank are. Lerov M. Baldwin or
Uftew yorki preBldent of th. Eraplre Tnm
company and a director ef the Phoenix
National bank of that otty. and George C
Warner, also of New York.
Securities Returned to Top-eka
TOPEKA, Kan., , July 20. Between $160,
pOO and $200,000 m gilt-edged securities of
the defunct First National bank of To
peka waa today returned by C. 6. Jobcs
of the American National bank of Kansas
City. This security had been given to get
$50,000 cash for the First National of To-
peka on the day of the failure. The $60,000
waa not used, but returned to Kansas City,
Mr. Jobes has held the securities until to
day, aa ha claims, - as part security for
$203,900 overdraft, by the. First National on
the American National
Cyrus Leland and J. K. Hurley, receivers
for the Devlin estate, -have gone to Chicago
to meet Walter Reeves, the third receiver,
Some matters of Importance regarding tho
settlement of the estate will be discussed.
Receiver James T. Bradley of the First
National bank said tonight that his report
of tho bank's condition would be ready
In a short time. He received Information
today which he has . been waiting for and
wblch has delayed the completion of the
No Illegal Loans.
WASHINGTON. luly 30. The acting
comptroller of the currency In a statement
Issued today regarding the closing of the
City National bank of Kansas City says
that no loans exceeding the limit of 10
per cent of the bank's capital are shown
by the last report of the condition of the
bank at the close of business on May 29.
ANOTHER CUT IN COFFEE RATES
Mlssonrl Paclle slakes Fig-area from
Hew Orleans to Omaha JO Cent
Another chapter haa been started In the
rate war between Atlantic coast terminal
railroads and the gulf port terminals. The
Missouri Pacific haa cut the rate on coffee
from New Orleans to Omaha In car lots to
10 cents a hundred pounds. It means tha
most df Omaha's Brazilian coffees will
come by the gulf unless the lines with
terminals In New York City cut their rate,
as they have done several times already.
The pew rate Is to take effect July 24.
LAND FRAUD XASE DISMISSED
Charges of Snhornatloa of Porjnry
Against B. H. Tallmadge oY
New Mesleo Nolle..
PORTALE8, N. M , July 20. The case
against Benjamin H. Tallmadge In which
he was charged with subornation of per
jury tn connection with alleged fraudulent
land entries In Ne Mexico, was dismissed
today by Commissioner W. E. Llndssy upon
motion of Assistant I'nlted States District
Attorney Medler, after the remaining four
charges had beoa withdrawn. The case be
ing thus effectually disposed of, the de
fendant left ber t i afternoon for Chi
TO PROBE LIFE INSURANCE
New York Legislature Orders Inyentigation
of All Companies iu the State.
ACTION RECOMMENDED BY GOVERNOR
Special Joint Committee Will Do the
W'ork and AO,(KM) Is Appropri
ated for the Ex
penses. ALBANY, N. T., July 20 There will be
legislative Investigation of the life In
surance business as carried on In this
state, both by New York state corpora
tlon and by those of other states doing
business within this state. This Investlsw-
tlon Will be made by a special Joint com
mittee with ample powers, of which the
chairman will be Senator William W. Arm-
Strong of Rochester, republican. The other
senators on the committee will be William
J. Tully of Corning, republican, and Daniel
Rlordan of New York City, democrat.
Senators Armstrong and Tully are lawyers.
Senator Rlordan Is a real estate and In
surance agent The two republicans are
said to have been selected by Governor
Hlgglns and Senator Raines, republican
leader In the senate, Senator Rlordan by
the democrat'c senators. The five assem
blymen members of th committee will be
named by Speaker Nixon within the next
day or two.
Chairman Armstrong said tonight that
while the actual hearings by the com
mittee would probably not begin for some
time, the preliminary preparations, calcu
lations and so on, necessary In prepara
tions for the Inquiry, would b. set In mo
tion as soon as possible, and the organ
ization of the committee would take place
as soon as the assembly members had been
The Institution of the committee followed
hard upon a message of Governor Hlgglns
to the legislature which came as a com
plete surprise. The message waa received
In the senate after the conclusion of the
Hooker case, and waa not read In the as
sembly until late In the afternoon session.
Its effect may be described as sensational.
Governor Illgglus' Message.
In his message Governor Hlgglns said:
The unfortunate scandals recently made
ubllc by the Internal dissensions In the
Suitable Life Assurance society and by
the comprehensive Investigation of Its
affairs .by the superlntedent of Insurance
nave, not witnoul Just cause, arousea a
feeling of Intense alarm In the breasts of
the thousands of our citizens who have In
vested their money in policies of life Insur
ance and of the thousands of non-residents
who have been taught to respect the New
York corporations as safe and secure.
Though tnc business of life Insurance, as
at present conducted, Is subject to state
supervision and. regulation. It Is evident
tnat earnings which should be credited to
the policyholders may be diverted to other
purposes; that expenses of operations may
be extravagant and wasteful; that the un
wise investments may be legally made and
that trustees may deal Indirectly with the
trust funds for their personal advantage.
That such a condition of atlalrs can exist
rellects discredit upon the state. It is ap
parent that our insurance law Is In some
particulars inadequate and that tho man
agement of the funds of these great com
panies Is not sufficiently safeguarded.
The state owes a duty to policyholders ana
beneficiaries beyond that of comparing
assets with liabilities and permitting the
companies to Justify their existing by the
exhibition of a satisfactory balance sheet
and the prompt payment of losses. Invest
ments must be restricted anu salaries must
be limited to amounts bearing relation to
the commercial value to the services ren
dered, trustees must be held to a stricter
accountability and the policyholders must
be given a more effective ahare In the gov
ernment of the companies. It may well be
that the harsh and arbtitrary remedy of dis
solution and receivership should be made not
only a penalty for insolvency, but also a
summary check upon a solvent company
when n bocomes irreaeemaDiy tne play
thing of lawless greed. Tho state cannot
permit the subjects of Its supervision to
exist as licensed prodigals of other people's
money without becoming an accomplice u
We cannot Judge all lire insurance com
panies by the sins or one. a revision or our
Insuiance law is necessary, but It should
be made after a carerui stuay ana investi
Speaking -of Superintendent Hendricks'
Investigation of the Equitable, the gov
ernor says that "within the scope of hla
authority and the limits of his time the
superintendent has performed his duty with
Impartial thoroughness. It la or the nign
est Importance," aaya the governor, "that
a revision of the Insurance law should be
enacted as promptly as Is consistent with
a thorough knowledge of the subject.
'In order that you may be free to con
sider and act upon the subject at this time.
I therefore, pursuant to the constitution
do hereby recommend for your considera
tion the appointment of a joint committee
of the senate and assembly with the usual
powers of such committees to Investigate
after your adjournment the operations of
life Insurance companies doing business in
the state for the purpose of recommending
to the next session of the legislature such
proposed legislation as may be adequate
and proper to restore public confidence and
to compel life Insurance companies to con
duct a bate, honest and open business for
the benefit of their public policy holders."
Senator Armstrong introduced a resolu
tion providing for the appointment of a
Joint committee to Investigate and exam
ine into the business and affairs of life
Insurance companies doing business In the
state of New York, with reference to the
Investments of said companies, the rela
tions of such companies to subsidiary cor
porattona, the government and control of
said companies, the contract relations of
said companies to their policy holders, the
cost of life Insurance, the expenses of
said companies, and any other phaaes of
the life Insurance and reporting to the
next session of the legislature such laws
relating to lite insurance In this state aa
said oommlttee may deem proper.
This was adopted by both houses with an
appropriation of $60,000.
Item of fOK8,000 Missing from Booka
of Equitable and Trust Company.
NEW YORK, July 20. There is no record
In any of the books of the Mercantile Trust
company of a $SSo,000 loan to Henry C
Demlng, president of that company, testl
fled before Superintendent Hendricks as
having been carried by the company for
five or six years In the name of President
James W. Alexander and Comptroller
Thomas D. Jordan of the Equitable Life
Assurance society aa trustees. ,
This announcement waa made yesterday
by Bute Bank Examiner Judson who haa
been making a regular semi-annual Inspec
tion of tha books of the Trust company,
President Demlng referred to the $4at,0u0
loan when being questioned by Superln
tandent of Insurance Hendricks In the
course of the superintendent's investlga
tlon Into the affairs of the Equitable so
clety. Superintendent Hendricks asked Mr.
"Does your oompany loan $68C,000 on the
obligation of two men as trustees r'
He replied: "It has in this Instance,
yes, sir. I have always considered the
Equitable society responsible for It."
Paul Morton, chairman of the board of
director of the Equitable, said: "I know
nothing about the $6,000 loan. I have been
unable to find any liability of the Equitable
society to th Mercantile Trust company
Mr. Demlng 1 president of the Trust com
Mr. Judson's formal statement, made lat
today, was as follows:
I have now examined all of the assets of
th Mercantile Trust cominny and not only
find no trace of a morlKage for a loan of
ia.uuu to the Equitable Life Assurance
lsvcuyr, or to Jaiua W. Alexander or
Thomas P. Jordon. as trustees, but I found
no record of nnv such loan to any person
connected with the Equitable.
Mr. Judson, In a further conversation this
afternoon, explained that he was absolutely
certain the loan did not at the present
moment appear on the books of the Mer
cantile Trust company, there was nothing
In his examination to show whether or not
It existed a few weeks ago and had since
been taken up. He Is quite certain that
today the loan does not exist, but unless
he receives special orders to pursue his
examination to a point not customary In
the regular semi-annual examinations of
trust companies, he cannot speak of what
business has been undertaken and closed
up' bv the company,
President Doming of the trust company,
when asked for a statement at that time,
replied: "By the advlc-e or counsel I shall
say nothing." y
Thomas D. Jordan, the dismissed con
troller, did not visit his old office today.
When Mr. Morton was asked: "When will
Mr. Day go to work?" he replied smilingly.
He Is at work now."
When Mr. Morton was asked later as to
whether Mr. Day had made any discoveries
In tha affair concerning which Mr. Jordan
had refused to give Information, he replied:
I am not prepared to discuss what Mr.
Day may have discovered."
D. Cady Herrlck called on Mr. Morton
and had a long talk with, him. It Is said
Mr. Herrlck will accept the election tend
ered him as an Equitable director.
The World tomorrow will say that the
loan of $6S5,000 to the Equitable Life As
surance society by the Mercantile Trust
company has been paid:
The World says:
This payment was made last Friday by
former President James W. Alexander and
former Comptroller Thomas D. Jordan, or
by persons unknown for their account.
Mr. Jordan, wnen called over tne teie
ihnnc last nleht nt hlj summer home in
Snglewood, refused to say a word In re
gard to the matter. James W. Alexander
is very ill at h retreut near Babylon. His
attorneys when asked concerning tne
payment declined to make any statement.
BURGLAR IN SHROEDER HOME
Thief Makes Hla Escape While the
Women are -Scream,
A burglar got Into the house of Council
man Bchroeder, 1604 North Twenty-fourth
street, between the hours of 1 and 2
Thursday morning and escaped with $56 of
Mrs. Schroeder's money and 28 cents taken
from the savings bank of a small daughter.
lthough Mr. Schroeder saw the man and
gave the alarm. The ,btg statesman from
the Eighth lost nothing, because he had the
forethought to keep his money close by
him and not leave it downstair.
The burglar entered through a window
on the north side of the house. He ran
sacked trunks, closets and the sideboard
on the first floor, taking Mrs. Schroeder's
money from a drawer In the latter. Then
he mounted the stairs.
Mrs. Schroeder happened to be In the
bath room and wa the only member of
the family awake. She saw the burglar's
shadow on the wall, slammed the bath
room door and screamed as loud as she
could. A daughter and a grrl friend, who
were sleeping In a room c)se by, woke
up and Joined la the screaming. Then the
heavy-weight councilman was aroused by
the trio and rushed Into the hallway. He
raised his voice In a query as to what was
wrong- and tried to get to the women, but
they thought he was the burglar and re
doubled their cries. By the time the coun
cilman convinced them that he was only
Pete Schroeder the housebreaker, had made
good his escape. Mrs. Schroeder Is unable
to furnish a description. The matter was
reported td the police.
WORK ON TW NEW tLVATORS
Merrlam' & Ilolmqnlst Excavation la
Started and Crovrell Company
Let at Contract.
Ground wa broken Wednesday for the
Merrlam A Holmqulst 1,000,000 bushel ele
vator at Sheiman avenue and Manderson
street. It Is expected to have It ready to
receive grain before cold weather '
At present the structure will bo built
to hold less than 1,000,000 bushels, but an
addition will be made next year. The ori
ginal plans, as announced last January,
called for a total capacity of 600,000 bushels.
It will be built of steel and from 100 to
2O0 cars of grain a day can be handled by
K! Seeley Sons & Co. of Fremont have
The contract ha been let by the Crow
ell Oraln and Lumber oompany of Blair
for a new elevator to be built between
Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets, north
of Ohio, with trackage on the Illinois
Central ' and Omaha roads. It will be
a steel covered frame structure 40x 60 feet
and ISO feet high, with a capacity of
125,000 bushels. It will cost about $16,000.
The Barnett & Record Co. of Minneapolis
have the contract. It Is the hope of the
company to get It ready for grain by De
NEBRASKA WHEAT IN DEMAND
Grain Brings BlaT Buyers from Minne
sota and Old Mexico to
Two men from widely divergent points of
th compass were In the city Thursday
looking for Nebraska wheat. One of them
waa Mr. Williams of Devereaux A Co.,
Minneapolis, and the other waa W. O.
Winston of Chihauhua, Mex.
Mr. Williams examined the samples of
wheat on the tables at th grain exchange
and expressed himself as Immensely
pleased with the quality of the grain.. Hi
company 1 preparing to buy larg quanti
ties of th Nebraska crop.
Mr. Winston owns a ranch of 20,000 acres
near Chihuahua. He runs a mill, by which
he supplies his own employe wth flour, a
well a a large neighborhood around him.
He expect to buy i-,000 bushels of wheat at
Nebraska points In th next ten days and
to contract for more to be delivered tn
PROCURATOR REMAINS COOL
Pohledenoatsea! hot I'naerred by. the
Attack of Assassin with
ST. PETERSBURG, July 20.-Reports of
an attempt to shoot Constantino Petro
vltch Pobledonostseff, chief procurator of
tha holy synod, at th Tsarskoe Selo sta
tion in St. Petersburg, aa recounted by
the Associated Press last night, have been
In spite of his greatly advanced age and
Illness, M. Pobiedonoslseff's nerves Were
unshaken by the attempt on his life, iie
drove to the holy synod and presided at a
meeting, telling none of his colleagues of
the occurrence until after the session con
cluded. The procurator then drove back
to th station, alone and unguarded, and
returned to Tsarsko Selo.
Overeom at Asphalt Plant.
The first heat prostration coming under
the care of the police surgeons was at
tended last evening at 4 30 o'clock by Po
lice Surgeon J. '. I.ngdon. Albert Liv
ingston, who is employed at the new as
phalt plant at Twelfth and Nicholas streets,
was overcome with the heat while work
ing at the plant at shout o'clock and
became unconscious. The police station
was notified and Burgeon Langdon re
sponded. He administered' relief to the
suffering man and lat-r removed nun to
his home, 1H4 South Klevenla u'eeV, Ul
oundulun 1 hot aiaruiUi. -y.
Is a ffooil convenience for the
worklnpuiuu. or the inantvHh a""
n1:irl'il position. An.v nniount
niny be tliiiK(te1 or withdrawn
at any tltni. safety is be
yond fiiostlnn, In a properly con
ducted savings bnnk.
Four per cent interest
paid ort deposits . . ,
Oldest and strongest sav
ings bank In Nebraska.
CITY SAVINGS BANK,
1 6th and Douglas Sts.
MERCER TAKES OUT PERMIT
Will Itallil Flve-Mory Warehouse on
Site of Old Mroctnre
The 8. D. Mercer company has taken out
a permit from the city for . the conetructlon
of a five-story brick wurehouse 132x132 feet
In size st the corner of Eleventh and
Howard streets, where the old Mercer build
ing was destroyed by, fire Inst winter.' The
new structure Is estimated to cost $.",7,0n0.
rermits have been Issued to Fred Iang
wlch for a $2,100 frame dwelling on Emmet
streot nenr Sixteenth and to Mrs. Sarah
L Montla for a $2,000 frame dwelling at
im South Eleventh street.
The contract for Dr. S. D. Mercer's new
building at Eleventh and Howard .streets
has been let to, Henry dlamnn of Omaha.
The American Bridge company of New
York 'will do the Iron Work. The new
building will be four stories on Eleventh
street and five stories on Howard street.,
The walls of the old building have been
torn down and uork will be begun on the
new as soon as the rubbish Is cleared from
LEONARD DEFIES THE CHIEF
Bandit Tells Donahue Latter
Dig Out Hla Record for
Chief of Ppllce Donahue Is still making an
effort to learn something of the criminal
record of Fred Leonard, the bandit ar
rested Tuesday evening at the Clark drug
store. Twenty-fourth and Seward streets,
where he held up five men.
The chief had a talk with the young ,
man at the city Jail and asked Leonard
about his career, but the prisoner dismissed
the subject by telling the chief he could
dig the matter out' for himself. Leonard
told Chief Donahue he had' been raised. In .
Peoria, but had been around quite a bit
during the last year or so. Recently, he
said, he had been at Excelsior Springs for '
a rheumatic ailment. Leonard Is badly af
flicted with sciatic rheumatism.
The prisoner's suit appears to have been
bought at. Denver, whllo the hat has th
nunio of a Colorado Springs firm on the In
side, Leonard jHH bnv hjs hertrfngiln-po-" '
lice court Friday morning. He Is still be-i '
lng held at the city Jail. . .
Reiser's Faro Cut.
Joe Nachtnehle and Aurust Reiser, who
live In the viflnlty of Second and Wool- .
worth streets, became entangled in a quar
rel over a trivial matter about T o'clock
Thursday evening and Relsor received a'
couple of bad tuts on the face as a result.
The two had been quarreling for some time
before the actual Unlit beRan, and when It
was all over the police station whs called
and Officer Dan Baldwin arrested Nachl
neble. It took two stitches by Police Sur
geon B. W. Willis to get the wounds of '
Reiser fixed up.
TWO OPEN LETTERS
IMPORTANT TO MARRIED WOMEN
- , -
Mrs. Mary Dlmmlok of Washington tolls
How Lydla B. Plnkham'e Vegetable
Compound Mad Har Well.
It Is with great pleasure we publish
the following' letters, as they convinc
ingly prove the claim we have bo man
times made in our columns that Mrs.
Pinkham, of Lynn, Mass., la fully quell
fled t give helpful ad vice to sick women.
Eead Mr. Dlmruick letters.
tier first letter:
Dear Mrs. Pinkham : ' -
M I have been a sufferer for the past eight
?ear v ha trouble which first originated
rom pjiful menstruation the pains wer
excruciating, with inflammation and ulcera
tion of the womb. The doctor sayi I must
have an operation or I cannot live. I do not
want to submit to an operation If I can posat
j avoid it Please help we." Mr, ilary
JjUiiraiok, Washington, 1. C .j .
Her Mtcond letter;
Pear Mrs. Pinkham :-r . ? .
" You will remember my condition when I
last wrote you, and that the doctor said I
roust bare an operation or I could not live.
I received your kind letter and followed your
advice very carefully and am now eutlrely
well. A my cose was ao snrious it seems a
miracle that I am cured. I know that I ow
not onjy my hualth but my life to Lydia E.
Plnkhau l's Vegetable Compound and to your
advice. I ran walk miles without an ache or
a pain, and I wish every suffering woman -would
read this letter and real lie what you .
can do for them." Mrs. Mary lluinuu li,&ii.t
aud East Capitol Stroets, Wulungton, V. C
Bow eay it was for lira. Dlmmick to '
write to Mm, riakhaw at Lyua, Muu., '
and how little it cost her a twoocnt
stamp. Yet how valuable was the renly
As Mrs. DUnmick says itsaved her life.
Mr. Piukham ha on file thousand
of jubt such letU-rs a the above, aud,
tiller ailing- woiuea helpful dvi).
Tonight I'ntil 8undayMal.
ftulurrixy and 8un,ld
ROH Kit I KLAYLijClk a
The Village Peacemaker
PRICKS-luc. Uo -and '.
MATIN iEF.n-Any Sat lee
Airj. Mary Dimmick)
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