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OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 25, 1905 TEN FAGES.
SINGLE COFY THREE CENTS.
MEETING OF RULERS
Czar and Kaiser Hold Extended Oonferenoe
on Eojal Yachts.
WILLIAM MAKES THE FIRST CALL
Nicbolai Then Goes to Hoheniollern and
., Btajs Two and Half Honrs.
NO MINISTER OF tHHER IS PRESINT
KnacoTite Wants Opinion of Teuton on
PEACE TERMS ' PROBABLY DISCUSSED
Rumor from Berlla that Hinl Will
Offer to Jtuaai Japan's War
Debt in Lira of I n
demalty. Si'. PETERSBURG. July 24.-Emperor
Nicholas has returned to Peterhof.
The marshal of the Court Count Beuc
kendorff, ha sent the 'following from the
island, of BJorkoe:
At 10 o'clock in the evening of July 23
the German imperial yacht Hohenzollern
dropped anchor near the anchorage of the
Russian imperial yacht Polar Star. Km-
fx-ior William accompanied hy Prince Al
ert of bclileswig-HolHtetn and his suite
was rowed to the Polar Star. Emperor
V llllain was received at the head of Hie
ladder by Emperor Nicholas and Grand
Duke Michael and cordial greeting were
exchanged. The German emperor reviewed
the guar-.' of lionor and the yacht's crew
and the two suites were presented, after
which their majesties retired to the ha
lo'1 ... . .
and Grand Uuke Michael accompanied Em-
peror Wllllum to the Hohenzollern. where
lliey remained until i:jo in me momma.
How Meeting; Was Arranged.
BERLIN, July 24. The Foreign office here
is advised that a meeting between Emperor
William and Emperor Nicholas took place
early today off the Swedish coast near the
Island of BJoerkoe. ,
Emperor Nlcholus wrote to Emperor
William several days ago that if, during the
latter'a yachting in the Baltic, he should
approach the Russian shore he (Emperor
Nicholas) would be pleased to meet him. I
The German emperor leplled that he would before Charlej W. Pearsall as examiner in
be, glad to cruise to any convenient point chancery in Greene, Breckenrldge & Klns
artd the Island of BJoerkoe was selected, ler's office In the New York Life building.
It was understood that the conversation
was to be entirely personal and intimate
and therefore no minister of either govern-
ment was to be present, although the Rus-
slan minister of marine is In Emperor
Nicholas' suite. The meeting is a sequence
to the correspondence nhat has been going
on Between tne two emperor. c....cC.
peace In which Emperor William urged
Emperor Nicholas to take steps toward
peace. Emperor William was then co-operating
with President Roosevelt in seek
ing to bring the belligerents to a discus
sion of the terms of peace and In the pres
ent meeting, the Associated Press is au
thoritatively Informed, Emperor William
will continue to advise peace, should the
Russian emperor ask for his further view
and It 'frttxiWT'W!; Tvtt natural that Em
peror Nicholas' snould do so as a develop
ment of the correspondence which has al
ready taken, place. .
William ..Advise Reform.
Empefor William went to the meeting, as
the Associated Press Is officially Informed,
prepared to say If he were asked that he
1 thought Emperor Nicholas could attain a
full understanding and reconcilatlon with
the discontented portions of his people
only through reforms. The German gov
ernment la Interested In having the neigh
boring countries peaceful and prosperous,
for It Is toward the Russian empire that
Germany's manufacturers look for great
trade expansion In the future.
The German emperor Is most reluctant
to have either the Russians or others think
that he Is volunteering suggestions regard
ing the Internal affairs of Russia. He Is
not ' doing so, but will only give his per
sonal views on their being asked for. Em
peror William has the fullest Information
regarding the Russian situation and may
he able .0 give Emperor Nicholas state
ment of fact and deductions from them
that are unknown to the Russian emperor.
80 far as the rumors hi other capitals that
a scheme Is afloat of several of the powers
In giving Russia, moral support against
Japan In the negotiations soon to be opened
at Portsmouth, N H., concerning Germany
they are denied explicitly. Germany's pol
icy of noninterference. It Is declared, re
mains the same. '
The meeting of the two emperors took
place on the Initiative of Emperor Nicholas.
The prevailing Idea la that the Russian
a-.,.a - ...ih ini f,, .
ruler of his own rank on the Internal sit-
us Hon In Russia. Ilia Invitation to Era-
peror William Is . regarded as being the)
result of friendship and confidence In him.
Although the meeting la considered as be
lng of high Importance for Russia, it can-
not signify any cnange in wermany s pou.
clee toward Japan or Russia.
Emperor William had not seen the Rus
sian emperor since the autumn of ISO, at
Welsbaden. The German emperor went
within easy distance of St. Petersburg be
cause It would be Impolitic for Emperor
Nicholas to leave the country and visit
Hasala May Aaaame Debts.
The Ixikal Anselger today says that Rus
sia may propose to Japan to take over all
Its war loans In lieu of indemnity M.
Wltte's Interviews In Paris are connected
with such a plan, and the visit of Herr
Ernst von Mendelssohn, head of Russia's
principal bankers In Berlin, to Chancellor
von Buelow Is supposed to be on the same
TURKS ARE GAINING GROUND
Forres of Saltaa Dislodge Party of
ft be la from 'Position Near
HODLEDA. Yemen province, Turkish
Arabia, July 4. The Turks are meeting
with success against the Insurgents at
Sanaa, the capital city of Yemen province.
Operations to recover possession of that
city Wmvnenred July 17, from three dlrec-
Uarahal Ahmed Fez! Pasha at the head
of the Albanian battalions dislodged the
rebels from a strong position near Menaka,
Inflicting severe loseea on there-
Reealat of Servtaa Eleetloa.
BELGRADE.' July 24. The elections 10
the Servian parliament yesterday re- j
suited in an absolute majority of the gov
ernment. The new parliament is con
stituted as follows: Ministerialists, K; rad
icals. 24: nationalists, I: socialists, 2; lib
erals. 1: peasant party, 1.
tiermaa Troops la Cblna.
TIEN TS1N. July 24.-1 p, m.-The Ger
man transport Sylvia has arrived at Taku
with ho military reliefs. It landed 603 men
at Ping Too,
KOMURA GREETED IN CHICAGO
Japanese Mrrrhas( and American
Baslaeao Men Tsrs Oat to Hoaor
CHICAGO, July ' 24 Baron Komurt,
Japanese minister of foreign affairs and
plenipotetit.a y in the pending peace neg
tiations wl Russia, arrived In Chicago
today from Pi. Paul on the Burlington lim
ited. Delegations were on hand to
greet th visitors. One of the dele
gations, composed of Japanese mer
chants, t ij.h nts and professional men,
was head, d y the Japanese consul. A
committee c nslsting of representative
Chicago business men, municipal officers
and othei appointed by Acting Mayor
Lewis, wi also on hand to greet the
Oriental p .rty. The baron and suite were
driven to the Auditorium. Arrangements
were made to leave on the Pennsylvania
elghteen-hour train for New York. The.
stay of aBron Komura In Chicago scarcely
exceeded one hour.
Hon. Thomas B. Bryan, who was presi
dent of the Columbian exposition, came iuto
Chicago in Baron Komura's private car.
Several years ago Baron Komura was enter
tained at Mr. Bryan's home. "Elmhurst."
The peace plenipotentiary, remembering the
courtesy,' telegraphed last night, asking
Mr. Bryan to board the baron's private
car at Aurora and Journey wilh the party
Corporation counsel Iewls, representing
Mayor Dunne, was Introduced to the pleni
potentiary by Mr. Bryan. Colonel Lewis
welcomed Baron. Komura on behalf of
Baron Komura thanked Colonel Lewis
and expressed a deuire to meet Mr. Dunne.
"In Japan," snld the baron, "the govern
ment owns and operates the salt and to
bacco works that produce revenue and
the government's monopoly from an econ
omic standpoint Is a good thing. However,
this question of public ownership lit largely
question of environment and conaltlons.'
DEPOSITION IN THE TAX CASE
Coanty Assessor Heed (.Ives
Testimony Before Master la
A deposition by County Assessor Reed In
the case brought by the railroads to en-
Join the counties from collecting the taxes
against them of 1904. was taken yesterday
Mr. Reed was called by the defendants to
demonstrate his knowledge of values of
both real estate and personal property and
the manner of making the assessment rolls
0f Douglas county. Ho testified that the
rull real vaue of r,r0nertv was used for
tne asBes.ment ot 1904 by himself and his
deputies under his Instructions: that he
was present at the meetings of the county
and state hoard of equalization and consld
ered their finding based on fair cash values
at that time. As to his fitness for the duties
of assessor testimony was offered to show
his intimate knowledge of real estate due
to his twenty-eight years residence and his
his long connection with the real estate
business, qualifying him as an expert In
such matters. ' - ' . "'
According to County Attorney Slabaugh,
Assessor Reed made an excellent showing
for the state. Th testimony of several wit
nesses for the other side may be taken to
day. Attorney General Norrls Brown Is
up from Lincoln to look after the Inter
ests of the state.
PAPER TRUST STANDS PAT
Wttaosaos la In vemtlgatloa of the
Combine Refnao to Answer
ST. PAUL. Minn.. July 24. Investigation
of the business methods of the General
Paper company Was begun here today be
fore Robert 8. Taylor, special examiner
appointed by the United States district
court. Frank B. Kellogg handled the
case on behalf of the government, assisted
by Robert E. Olds. The General Paper
company was represented by J. G. Flanders
of Milwaukee, William Brace of- Chicago,
and James Armstrong of St. Paul. The
tactics of the corporation were the same
here us those adopted in the hearing at
Milwaukee. Mr. Flankers Instructed wlt
nevses to refuse replies to all questions
hearing on the existence or nonexistence
of a combination to equalize profits or fix
Mr. Nelson was the first witness called.
To every question asked that could hy any
posHibllity have borne on the Issue under
Investigation, he refused replies. At the
conclusion of Mr. Nelson's examination.
which lasted two hours. Mr. Kellogg an-
nouneed that the government would appeal
10 tne court tor an orner cu. ripen win ins
witnesses ana sunsequent witnesses to
MITCHELL PERFECTS APPEAL
Oregon Senator Files Bill of Excep
tions and Will Appenr Before
gapreme C'oart for Trial.
PORTLAND. Ore., July 24. When Judge
De Haven convened the federal court to
day Senator Mitchell, accompanied by his
counsel, ex-Senator Thurston of Nebraska,
appeared in the court and the convicted
senator's attorney presented a bill of ex
ceptions which had been agreed upon by
himself and District Attorney Henry and
upon which was based the appeal to the
supreme court of the United States. The
bill was allowed by Judge De Haven. Sen
tence will be pronounced at the opening
of court tomorrow morning, when a bond
of $2,000 for the appearance of Senator
Mitchell for trial before the supreme court
at Washington, D. C. In the fall will be
The verdict of guilty brought In by the
Jury In the Mitchell case carried with It
a recommendation for mcrey.
Examination of witnesses In the sec
ond trial of Congressman Williamson, Dr.
Gcsner and former United States Commis
sioner Marion R. Biggs was begun In the
United 8tates district court tvday. The
trial promises to follow closely the lines
of the former trial.
St. Loots Dealer Insist that Allow
ances at Mlssoart Palais Are la
tbe Katar of a Rebate.
ST. LOUIS. July 24,-The elevator allow,
ance Inquiry before the Interstate Com
merce commission closed today. Several
railroad officials and St. Louts grain deal
ers testified. Practically all of the testi
mony was against the allowance of 1
cents at elevators at Missouri river points
as being In the nature of a rebate. The
commission men held firmly to their posi
tion that it operates as a highly Injurious
discrimination against the St. Louja mar
MORE CARRIERS FOR OMAHA
Postmaster Palmer Aiks for Four and
Probably Will Get Them.
ATTORNEY BALDWIN AT DEPARTMENTS
Informed that Shoshone Reservatloa
Opening Will Probably Bo Some- ,
time la Jane Seat
From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. July 24 Special Tele
gram.) Postmaster H. E. Palmer of
Omaha Is In Washington for the purpose
of securing four additional letter carriers
for Omaha. Today Captain Palmer had
an Interview with Postmaster General Cor
telyou and presented reasons why the In
crease should be granted. He stated that
Omaha was growing at the rate of at least
15.000 per year, and the Omaha office could
not properly handle the mall If present
distributions were continued.
Mr. Cortelyou said that the department
would not stand In the way of broadening
the postal service wherever It was shown
that additional service was needed.
Later Captain Palmer had an Interview
with Fourth Assistant Postmaster General
De Graw and presented figures to show
that the present force of carriers In the
Omaha office, less than a hundred In num
ber, could not deliver the mails as new
scheduled unless an Increase of carriers
was allowed or a cut made In the number
of dally deliveries In the business district.
Why can't you make a reduction in your
business deliveries?" asked Mr. De Graw.
"Because our business people would not
stund for It." said Captain Palmer.
"That being the -case." replied Mr. De
Graw, "we will go as far as possible In
meeting the wants of Omaha."
It Is expected that Captain Palmer will
secure an order tomorrow Increasing his
present force of carriers by four, the su
perintendent of the. city delivery service,
E. H. Thorpe, having recommended the
same to General De Graw. Captain Palmer
came over from New York this morning,
having attended a meeting of the Board
of Governors of Soldiers' Homes at Ttjgus,
Me., last week. He will go to Old Point
Comfort tomorrow to attend a similar
meeting and will leave for home the last of
Shoshone Opening Nest Jane.
John N. Baldwin, attorney for.the Union
Pacific railway, is In Washington on busi
ness with the Interior department. By the
last Indian appropriation bill Asmuss Boy
sen of Council Bluffs was given a primary
right to select 640 acres of mineral land on
the Shoshone Indian reservation for $10 an
acre, previous to the reservation being
thrown open to public entry. Mr. Baldwin
came to Washington today to find out Just
what Boysen's rights were, and Incidentally
as to when the reservation will be opened.
From the department he learned that the
government - surveys would not be com
pleted before next April and that Boysen
could not select his claim until after the
surveys had been completed and that the
Shoshone reservation wuld probably be
opened In June of next year.
"What-about polities T" -
"There ain't any In Nebraska now," said
Mr. Baldwin. "I understand that Ross
Hammond Is endorsed by R. B. Schneider
for senator. That Senator Millard is a
candidate, and possibly Governor Mickey
will be, but as for others It is too early.
You know I am hiding in the Adlrondacks
with my family, and only came on with my
son to do a few chores about th depart
ments. I found Secretary Hitchcock away.
also Secretary Shaw, and I hie me back to
my summer home tomorrow. I will not
return to Omaha until September."
New Bank In Iowa.
The application of T. J. Robinson, Wil
Ham L. Robinson, Nathan W Beebe, Aba
R. Carter and Albert M. Mott to organise
the Citizens National bank of Hampton,
la., with a capital of JIOO.OOO. has been ap
proved by the comptroller of the currency.
Postmasters appointed: Iowa Calotnn,
Marion county, John P, McNeill, vice C. D.
Gustin. resigned. South Dakota Dirkstown,
Lyman county, Edward Cullen, vice G. A.
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska-
Rising City, route 3, Harry Hay burst car
rier, Foster Hay hurst substitute. Iowa-
Armstrong, route 2, Harry H. Dubois car
rier, Robert Mitchell substitute. South Da
kota Lestervllle, route 1, Joseph Ripple
carrier, John Ripple substitute; -Wagner,
route 1, Joseph Farley carrier, Frank L.
COTTON" GRAND. JURY STARTS
1 secretary Vinson Annoanees Aetloa
I Regarding Proposed Revision of
Cottoa Acreage Report
WASHINGTON, July 24. The investiga
tlon of the leak of the cotton reports of
the Department of Agriculture was begun
today by the federal grand Juty. No wit
nesses were present when the Jury was
called to order.
The delegation from the American Cot
ton Manufacturing association, appointed
at the recent meeting at Charlotte to
take the question of issuing a new June
cotton acreage report, called at the De
partment of Agriculture today and were
in lengthy conference with the secretary,
At the conclusion of the conference Sec
retary Wilson gave out the following state.
The Department of Agriculture has de
I termlned that the statistical board shall
meet enneoa, juiy at. to conslde
wheiner revision 01 tne cotton acreage
should be made from existing date or from
a new inspection, ana to make public thel
findings or estimate at 12 o'clock on that
date or the earliest convenient date there
AMERICAN CAUGHT BY BANDITS
California Staa Robbed by Meslraa
Who Release Hlat for Proas
SAN FRANCISCO, July 24-The Exam
lner today says that bound, gagged and at
the mercy of Mexican bandits, B. 8
Loomia, a Ban Franciscan, waa held a pris
oner In the mountains of Cerro de Sa
Juan, pear San Bias, Mexico. A promise of
the payment of a ransom saved his life, for
it waa the intention of the robbers to kill
him after they had stripped .htm of all his
effects. Loom Is la the superintendent of a
fruit company at Ban Bias and is well
known In this city.
In telling of his experience, Loomis
"While returning from Teplc I was held
up by bandits and robbed of my effects. I
was bound and gagged and then taken to a
narrow canyon to be killed. I bought the
bandits off with . promise to pay them
tJW, the money to be taken to a certain
point on a certain day. They threatened
to seise me on the plantation and kill me
at night if I did not keep my promise. I
did not keep my promise, and Instead of
sending th money I purchased a rifle for
m v nrntJtrtliri w w . -
WYMAN WILL TAKE CHARGE
Sargeoa General to Have Control of
Sew Orleans lellow Fever
WASHINGTON. July 14. Surgeon Gen
eral Wyman of the public health and ma
rine hospital service, who has been absent
from the city on official business. Is now
on his way to Washington and upon his
arrival will give personal attention to the
yellow fever situation In New Orleans.
Acting 8urgeon General Glannan of the
public health and marine hospital' serv
ice today waa Informed by Surgeon
White, who represents that service at
New Orleans, that there had been a
death from yellow fever In that city today
outside the district In which previous deaths
NEW ORLEANS. I-a., July 24.-Touight
Mayor Behrman issued a proclamation to
the people of New Or'.raus urging them to
head the advice of th health authorities
relative to the sanlitl n of their premises
and calling special att -ntton to the neces
sity of screening the h uses and placing
nets over cisterns and all pools of water
which might breed mosquitoes. This
proclamation waa also signed by the
president of the State Board of Health,
president of the City Health board. Surgeon
White of the Marine hospital service, and
the advisory committee of the New Or
leans parish medical society.
At a meeting of tho State Board of
Health today It was decided in response
to "the numerous requests for information
from the parish officers to prepare and
send out a detailed statement of the sit
uation. This will incljde an official state
ment that up to date there have been sev
enteen cases of fever here and six deaths.
MOBILE. Ala., July L4 On account of
hat the local health authorities term the
laxity of precautionary measures by the
Mississippi towns between here and New
Orleais against the latter city in the yellow
fever matter, the Mobile Board of Health
today Instituted a rigid quarantine against
every town on the gulf, coast. The order
goes Into effect at once.
ROUBLE MAY BE RENEWED
Chicago Kinplorera Will Not Take
Back Any More Teamsters Intll
All I nlons Declare Strike Off,
CHICAGO, July 24. At a mass meeting
of employers held this afternoon rcpre
rentatives of over 200 business, houses were
present. It was decided that no more
teamsters on strike would be reinstated
until all the unions Involved have called
ft the strike. After the meeting J. V,
Farwell, Jr., speaking for the employers'
association, issued the following state-
Owing to the fact that the various local
eamsters' unions have refused to call off
he strike and permit their members to
return to work, by which action the team
sters are kept tn a state of unrest and
heir attitude toward their employer made
uncertain. tne members ot the Kmpioyem
association have concluded not to employ
striking teamsters until the whole strike is
The action taken by tho Employers' as
sociation Una afternoon my result In giv
ing a new lite t- the teaii,irs' strike As
soon as the stand taken by the employers
had been made know a to the unions a
special meeting ot' the Teamsters' Joint
Council was called for tomorrow night to
consider ways and means of renewing the
fight should such a course he decided upon.
The teamsters are In a belligerent mood
tonight and threats are freely made that
unless the employers recede from their
position there will be a general strike of
all the .union teamsters In Chicago. This
would mean the calling out of 35,000 men.
whereas but 6.000 were involved in tjie
strike which was recently Jeclared at an
end by the Teamsters' Joint Council.
A. J. Reed, formerly secretary of the
Teamsters' Joint Council, said tonight:
The decixlon of the employers will raise
every union teamster In Chicago to action.
nut unless 1 am greatly mistaken the em
ployers will have a fight on their hands
Hat they never dreamed of. There Is
plenty of fight left In the teamsters and
ne action taKen by the employers will tend
to get them Into an uglier frame of mind
President Hugh McGee of the Truck
Drivers' union said:
The truck drivers will never return to
work until they are cranted tiie same terms
as existed before the strike.
RAID ON DELMAR RACETRACK
Police Foree Entrance, but Find No
Gambling Constable Attempts to
Arrest Police Captain.
ST. LOUIS. July 24.-About 100 policemen.
under command of Captain McNamee, act
ing upon orders from Chief of Police Kiely,
who, in turn, received instructions from
Governor Folk, forced entrace info Delmar
race track today to see that there was no
violation of the anti-pool selling law and
to arrest any persons actually seen making
bets. No arrests were made.
With a squad of about thirty officers.
Captain McNamee appeared at the race
track entrance at the time of the first race
and demanded admittance. This was not
granted and he and his men marched In,
meeting with no resistance.
Fearing attempts might be made to resist
the officers if arrests were to made. Cap'
tain McNamee ordered a second squad from
the reserves and the squad had Just arrived
when Constable Lentz, with a posse and a
warrant charging trespass and destruction
of property, endeavored to arrest Captain
McNamee. Chief Kiely had ordered that
none of the officers should submit to ar
rest and Captain McNamee refused to con
sider the endeavors of Constable Lentz to
take him Into custody, his own men sur
rounding him In protection until Lentz de
The races were run on schedule before an
Interested crowd of citizens and police and
when the last race had finished everybody
BOOKMAKER IS ACQUITTED
Max Gamperta, Aeensed ot Violating
Missouri Autl-Bettlaa; Uw, Dis
charged by Jary.
ST. LOUIS, July 24-After deliberating
for two hours, a Jury In th St. Louis
county circuit court tonight acquitted Max
Gumperts on a charge of violating the an
ti-bettlng law passed at the last session of
the legislature to prevent belting on horse
The case had occupied the -attention of
the court all day. Gumperts was arrested
at Delmar race track shortly after the
anti-betting law became effective, but the
trial had been continued several times.
By agreement of counsel for the defense
and the state's attorney the Judge In his
instructions to the Jury directed them to
Incorporate in the verdict the cases ot
Milton Parker and Frank Williams, ar
rested at the Delmar track on charges
alminur to that on which Gumperts was
tried. The verdict therefor also acquits
Parker and Williams.
AR-SAR-BEN ROYAL PROGRAM
Pleaince of His Graoiom Vajes'j Partially
Vouchsafed His Subjects.
PLANS FOR FESTIVAL WEEK OUTLINED
Parade Will Be beveled to Fraternal
Orders 'anil Advertising Will Be
Done Through Newspapers
A flotilla of craft from many ports
dropped anchor last evening at the Ak-8ar-
Ben den and the master of the port at the
royal docks admitted every Jolly tar. As
every vessel carried the one ensign, that
of Ak-Sar-Ben, there were no questions
asked. Every one was Just told to tie his
boat up to a hitching post and follow the
crowd. When the master of the royal docks
examined his papers he found that ships
from the ' following places had weathered
the storms and arrived safe and sound and
with colors flying: Adair, la., Kansas
City. St. Louis. New York City. Detroit,
Missouri Valley, Gothenberg, Millard. Hy-
annls, Cozad, Bancroft, Crelghton, Grand
Island. Minneapolis, Mobile, Harrison,
Idaho; Evanston, 111.; Sheboygan and
Mineral Point, Wis.; Ulon. N. Y., and a
large number from the Gate City and the
Magic City of Nebraska.
T. W. Blackburn acted as grand mufti
last evening and was assisted by the follow
ing accomplices: Thomas Turner, mayor
of Adair, la.; A. C. Savage, banker of
Adair; Charles Allen, merchant of Cosad.
Mayor Turner came at the head of thirty
business men from Adair, representing the
Adair Improvement association. Messrs.
Turner and Savage explained the alms and
purposes of the Adair Improvement as
sociation and said the party had come to
Omaha for mutual benefits. The Adair
association, Mr. Savage explained. Is an
other Ak-Sar-Ben, only In tabloid form.
He also said Adair is growing every day
and some day might trot In the same class
The den was crowded last evening with
probably the largest, gathering of the pres
ent season. The total membership to date
Plans for Fall Festivities.
As the season advances, the fall festivi
ties are beginning to be seriously con
sidered by the board of governors at their
weekly meetings. At last evening's meet
ing of the board it was agreed to purchase
several miles of moving picture films of
Nebraska country scenes, such as were
used at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition,
the films to be exhibited at the fall carni
val. The films will cost something like
11.500, to say nothing of the expense of
putting the feature In shape for exhibi
tion. Whether this attraction will be
placed on the free list Is yet a question to
To the person selecting a suitable name
for the fall carnival a reward of H0 Is
. Harold A. Buschca has been engaged to
manage the sheds of the fall carnival
Charles 8. Breed will be general manager
of the entire camlvwl.
Annih.r imnoriifit'iuniar hfn th mv.
ernors last evening waa that of a theme for
the fall parades. It was decided to adopt
the theme of "The Fraternal Orders" for
this fall's parade, the usual number of
twenty floats to be built. Work on these
floats has been In progress for over a
month. The titles of the floats will be an
nounced within the present week.
The fall festivities will be given from
September 27 to October 7. On October
will be the grand ball, on the evening of
the Fifth will be the electrical parade and
on the afternoon before, tne aayiignt
Advertise In Newspaper.
There will be no Ak-Sar-Ben hangers
this year. In their place the governors will
try the experiment of using the money
formerly expended In hangers and hanging
them in. the country towns In advertising
In the country newspapers, and In Issuing
large number of float books. The present
Idea is to distribute the float books to
the Omaha merchants and have them send
the books out to their' out-of-town cus
tomers; also to circulate the books grat
uitously In Omaha. Last year's experience
with the hangers is not a pleasant recol
lection to the governors.
Next Thursday an Ak-Sar-Ben excursion
will be given over the Union Pacific to
Fremont for the races. The train will
leave Omaha at I p. m. Tickets are on
sale at a low rate. ,
Arrangements have been made with all
the railroad lines entering Omaha for rates
irom points wunin isu miies 01 umana
Itineraries and special days are being ar-.l
ranged for and next Monday evening a
large crowd 1 expected from Fremont and
George West. Thomas Fry, H. J. Pen-
fold and Gould Dletz ar authority for
the statement that Pat Crow was seen
at the den last evening. Chief of Detec
tives Dunn was telephoned for, but be
fore he arrived the elusive Patrick had
made his escape and was driven away in
two waiting autos.
SEPTEMBER WHEAT IS LOWER
Break to I 1-2 to S 1-S Ceat Re
corded oa tb Board at
CHICAGO, July 24.-Th price of wheat
for September delivery broke lSSlHc to 3
il?,a a bushel on opening trade here
today. Advice Indicating that the report
of damage by black rust to spring sown
wheat had been greatly exaggerated wer
chiefly responsible for the vast volume of
selling 'order that flooded th pit. A Chi
cago expert who 1 Investigating condition
In the northwest reported today that in
northern Dakota practically no damage
had been done. A slump at Minneapolis of
nearly 5c In the price of wheat for Sep
tember delivery had a weakening effect on
the market here. Opening price for Sep
tember wheat here were S7c to 89c com
pared with SOS 3 V: Saturday closing
For July option th slump was even
more sever than In th Sep. ember deliv
ery. At th opening July showed a loss of
840 to &Hc. Initial quotations being at 87c
to fctc Throughout the day th price
held within the opening range. The close
was at a net los of precisely four cents,
NEW YORK. July 24. -In line with the
weakness In western markets, wheat at
New York broke three cent a bushel
today, September declining to II So In the
last hour. Large quantities of long wheat
came out, the idea prevailing that rust
damage news had been greatly exaggerated
and that with average weather the north
west would produce a large crop. There
waa a moderate decline In corn.
The market showed little recuperative
power, price throughout the remainder of
th session fluctuating between 87 and 18c.
The close waa weak with September down
2Vo3c at ITS
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair and Warmer Taesday,
Tenperatare at Omaha Vesterdayl
Hoar. Desr. Hoar, Ilea.
6 a. n ST 1 p. at T2
0 a. tn ..... . RS) 3 p. m T4
T a. at ...... IW It p. m T4
H a, at ..... . Hit 4 p. an Tit
9 a. as 4MI K p. m Tfl
10 a. as tin fl p. at TB
11 s. a TO T p. m T4
12 m Tl N p. nt T.I
p. nt T2
SAMSON SNATCHES WILSON
Rock Island Railroad Maa from Falr
bary Last Seen In Hands of
King's Gssrd. '
C. J. Wilson, division superintendent of
the Chicago, Rock Island A Pacific railroad
at Falrbury, was kidnaped In one of the
leading hotels In this city last evening. In
the presence of a large crowd, and spirited
away so deftly that even he himself hadn't
the remotest Idea of what had happened
until he was beyond the reach of friends.
The minions of King Ak-Sar-Ben are abroad
In the land, and It Is unsafe for any promi
nent Nebraskan throughout his dominion.
at this time, to appear In this neck of the
woods, as the watchful eye of his faithful
subjects Is ever on the alert for victims.
Mr. Wilson had hardly got comfortably
seated In his room in the hotel when a num
ber of gentlemen called, and one. a warm
personal friend of Mr. Wilson, acting as a
decoy, sent up his card with the request
mat ne report at the office at once. Mr.
Wilson, who Instinctively obeys orders, at
once reported, and without ceremony was
coerea ana ordered to throw up his hands,
which he did with much grace, when he
was Immediately seized and led awny.
If Mr. Wilson's whereabouts sre a mys
tery for an unseasonable length of time
and his friends are unable to locate him,
the testimony of several witnesses can be
had to establish the fact that the lust seen
of him was in company with Ed Huney
and several others of the king's guard
headed for the den. as knowing winks and
peculiar facial expressions and other panto
mine language clearly indicated that some
thing was on tap.
CARTER AT QYSTER BAY
President Refnsea to Accept His Res
ignation as Governor of
OTSTBR BAY. N. Y.. July 24.-A consid
eration of Hawaiian affairs occupied Presi
dent Roosevelt's attention for several hours
today. He had as a guest at luncheon and
during the greater part of the afternoon
George R, Carter, the governor of Hawaii.
Governor Carter came to Oyster Bay de
termined to resign his official position to
escape the annoyance to which he has been
subjected since he succeeded Sanford B.
Dole as governor. The president not only
declined to accept his resignation, but told
him to go back to Honolulu and he should
have the full support and sympathy of the
Governor Carter was In a much happier
nna of mind after his Interview with
president than he had been before. He
will- like a needed vacation before return
lng to Hawaii, probably In this country, for
several weeks. When h returns to Hono
lulu it will be to resume his official duties
with new confidence and vlgon
"I advised President Roosevelt," said
Governor Carter, after his conference, "to
accept my resignation, but he declined to
take my advice. On the contrary, he ad
vised me to withdraw my resignation and
I decided to Jake his advice. That Is the
whole story In a nutshell."
TAFT PARTY AT YOKOHAMA
Steamer Maarhsrl Reaches Menehn.
rlaa Port This Morning Welcome
from Japanese Press.
YOKOHAMA, July 25.-7:80 a. m. The
steamer Manchuria with Secretary of War
Taft and party on board, arrived here at 7
o'clock this morning.
TOKIO. July 24 6:30 p. m. The Hochl
Count Okuma's newspaper organ, tomor
row will publish a leading article welcom
ing the Taft party Snd gratefully recall
ing what the United States haa been to the
Japanese since the time of Commodore
Perry an unerring guide and friend. The
policy of the United States toward Japan,
the article will say, has been an unbroken
record, of kindly assistance politically and
commercially. In faet In all departments
of the progress of modern Japan, America's
help Is clearly traceable. President Roose
velfs successful endeavor In bringing the
peace plenipotentiaries together adds
memorable chapter to the already magni
ficent record of America's Invaluable aid
The paper regret that the shortness of
the party' stay will not admit "of an ad
equate manifestation of the general feel
ing of gratitude and appreciation toward
the government and people to which the
distinguished party belongs.
The Hochl leader is typical of the feeling
throughout the empire.
COTTON CROP REPORT IS BAD
Price Advance Sharply oa New of
Flood la the Boathera
NEW ORLEANS, July 24. Cotton ad
vanced more than SO point today a a
result ot the worst crop reports so far
this season. Many of the private report
aid the field wer flooded and all hope
was now past 01 raising even half a crop.
Some of the upland farmers say their cot
ton ha been washed out by the roots.
Rain fell today pretty veil all over the belt,
NEW YORK, July 24. There wa an ad
vance of about two dollar a bale In the
cotton market today, accompanied by con
siderable activity and the big bull leader
forced th covering of smaller shorts, who
were apprehensive of crop damage, owing
to rains In th western and central belt.
Tbe market wa generally strong on partial
confirmation of wet weather news by gov
ernment report and rumor that a firm
had Issued a crop condition report pointing
to a yield of not over . 600. 000 bale. The
close wa four or five point off from th
top, under realizing but steady in ton at
a net advance of 32 to 19 point. Sale es
timated at 600.000 bales.
Movement of Ocean Vessel Jaly 84.
At New York Arrived: Helllg Olav, from
Copenhagen: Cltta dl New York, from
Naples; Zeeland, from Antwerp; Rotter
dam, from Rotterdam.
At Shanghai Arrived: Rapallo, from
At Bremen Arrived: Barbarossa, from
At Imiion Arrived: Minnehaha, from
At Glaagow Sailed: Buenos Ayrean, for
At Dover Arrived: Vaderland, from New
At Boulogne Sailed: Potsdam, for New
At Hamburg Arrived: Denderah. from
TWELVE DIE IN FIRE
Conflagration in Humble Oil Tield il
EIGHTEEN MEN REPORTED MISSING
Damage Estimated at About Six Hundred
MANY URGE TANKS ARE DESTROYED
Amount of Oil Consumed 0vr Two and a
Half Billion Barrels.
MEN AND MULES HEMMED IN BY FLAMES
Attempt Made to t'onflue Fire to
One Track, bnt It Extend to
Others Wild Scramble
HOUSTON, -Tex., July 24. The Arc in th
Humble oil fields which started last night
Is still burning fiercely, but It remain
confined to the tanks of the Texas company.
While no names are- ascertainable it 1
believed that twelve person lost their lives.
So far as can be learned these were all
negroes who were employed I11 trying to
prevent the spread of the flames. Forty-
three mules are known to have perished.
The managers of the Texas company state
that the tanks contained approximately
boo.uoo barrels of oil, which was valued
at about cente per barrel, and that none
of the oil will be saved. In addition they
say tiie big pumping plant at the tank
wa entirely destroyed, making a total los
of mot than inou.uou.
Today the efforts of the fire fighter have
been confined to throwing up earth of the
embankments between th burning tanks,
of which there are eleven, and those In
which 4,000,000 barrels of oil belonging to
other companies are stored. These tanks
are 3.0UO and 4,000 feet away from the field.
but the water which cover the field a a
result of the rain of Sunday hh floated
tbe burning oil to the first level and a sud
den "boll over" may send the burning' fluid
to the second embankment, which would
place the other tank In greater danger.
The fire Is not spreading toward the pro
ducing field, and It Is not expected that It
will. Hundreds of men are engaged tonight
strengthening the levees, building them
higher and In throwing up additional ridges.
Scores of people have lost their temporary
homes In the fields. Many of these have
already come to Houston to seek shelter.
Among the companies who had oil stored
In the Texas tanks are Antll. 80,000 barrels;
Brooks & Co., 100.0UO barrels; Landsllder
& Co., 135,000 barrels.
Due to the Humble fire a sharp advance
occurred In the oil market and still further
advances gre ordered. F. O. H. . oil Is
quoted at from 23 to 26 cents today, an
advance of about 4 cents.
Elevea Tanks Earning.
"jITTMBLE, Te July 24 -Covering an
with a great canopy of smoke covering
two square miles, the oil tanks of the
area of throe-qifarters of a mile square,
Texas company continue to boll and bubble
under the great heat of the burning oil,
the fire having burned all night. When It
can be extinguished is problematical. Cer
tainly not until It has burned All of the
oil In the eleven big tanks, which held
1500,000 barrels, when lightning struck
them Sunday afternoon.
It Is now known that five negroes per
ished. There are hundreds of people home
less. They were living In tents and shacks
In the oil field and fled tor their lives to
the town. All their belongings have booo.
destroyed by fire. During the whole of thg
night there was a heavy downpour of rain
and this covered the ground with a sheet
of water, coated, with a thick film of oH.
Men and Males Caught.
Shortly after the big tank began to blaze
200 workmen with seventy-five mules were
hurried to the place to throw up earthen
embankments to confine the fire to tha
tank where It originated. Suddenly the oil
gave an upheaval, bubbled and lifted a
great mass of burning fluid bodily from,
the tank and the fire was communicated to
three other tanks.
The burning oil eaught the men and
mule and hemmed them in. There Wa a
wild scramble for Bafety, men dropping
their scrapers and reins. Some of them
mounted mules and got out, but at least
forty of the mules balked and were cre
mated. Five negroe were een to go down
and It, is not believed possible they Could
have escaped. While all of the men have
not been accounted for, these five are all
that are known to have perished.
At 4 o'clock this morning fire broke out
In the steel tanks of the Texas company
at the pumping station, a mile from the
original fire. What damage wa done can
not be ascertained, yet, because It I Im
possible to reach that part of the field.
At 10 o'clock the fire waa still raging, with
no prospect of it immediate control. It la
believed, however, that th flames will
eventually be confined to the tankage dis
trict There are about 1.000,000 barrels ot
oil in these storage tanks, all of which
will be destroyed. The losses are already
estimated at 760,000 barrels or more, with
practically no Insurance. Report of fatali
ties have not been verified, although a
number of men are missing.
LAMONT FUNERAL TOMORROW
Services Will Re Held at the Homo at
MUbrook at 12i30 P. M. Serial
la New York City.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y.'. July 24.-Th
funeral of Former Secretary of War Daniel
8. Lemont, who died suddenly last night,
will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p. m., at
Altamont, the Lamont home at Mtllbrook.
It will be a quiet ceremony. The Interment
will be in Woodlawn cemetery. New York
BOSTON, July 24. Former President
Cleveland and Mrs. Cleveland arrived hers
from their summer home at Sandwich, N.
H., at 8:30 o'clock this evening and wen
Immediately driven to the hotel Eases,
where they dined In a private room.
In reply to an Inquiry a to the length of
hi stay here, Mr. Cleveland declined to be
Interviewed, but sent down a note saying:
I am here with Mrs. Cleveland, en rout
to Mtllbrook. N. Y., to attend the funeral
of Former Secrets ry of War Lamont. W
expect to leave Boston about midnight.
WASHINGTON, July 24. The War de
part took cognisance of th death of For
mer Secretary of War Lamont today by, la
suing an order, signed by Acting Burreiary
ot War Oliver, announcing "with deep
sorrow the death of the honorable Daniel
Scott l-aniont," eulogising his official a'nd
private life and directing that "as a mark
of respect to his memory the flags at all
military post be displayed at half moat
on the day of ttt funeral.'
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