Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 27, 1905)
The Omaha Daily Bee.
Get It bf Inttrting a Unit Witt hi In
7ht 0ec' tUttWti idre rfslsa comni.
filling to jef The Bet rejuirr or
promptly should report re 'Phon 897.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 27, 1905 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COrY Til K EE CENTS.
JAPAN ASKS BILLION
Statement that TbU it Approximate
Amount of Indemnity Wanted.
'Ni OTHER DEMANDS THAT WILL BE MADE
Cession of Sakhalin Island and Return of
Manchuria to China.
CONFERENCE WILL MEET AUGUST 8
Tenni for Protocol Will Be Submitted by
Japs lint Day.
BARON KOMURA GOES TO OYSTER BAY
Chief Eiror Will Moke n Informal
Call Upon the President To
day Witt Uavti
WASHINGTON. July 28. -Whether there
Is to be peace In the far n con"
tlnuance of the war will be practically de
cided at the first business meeting of the
Washington conference, which will con
vene at the navy yard, Portsmouth, N. H..
about August 6. Baton Komurfc will on
that occasion . communicate to M. Witt
the essential of Japan's pence terms for
This, It is declared, will not be ot In a
rplrlt of defiance. Indeed there are many
evidences In the possession of the neutral
governments that Japan Is coming to the
Washington conference, not Imbued with a
desire to humiliate Russia, but only to
exact terms which will Insure a lasting
peace In the far east, and which will in a
measure compensate Japan for the finan
cial losses In the present conflict.
Atthougn guarding with great care the
official statement of Its terms Japan has
not kept from several friendly governments
the general character of these terms.
Official Washington has been enabled to
form within certain limits a general Idea
of their 'character.
It is known that Japan will demand an
Indemnity that will ' approximately cover
the cost of the war to date. This was
communicated to Russia early In the pre
liminary negotiations. The amount Is still a
secret, but It Is based upon the most care
ful estimates of the cost of the war and
will be accompanied by a more or less de
tailed statement, showing the methed by
which the flnnl figures were computed. It
will not fall far short of $l,nfK),AOO,000, ac
crrdlng to advices reaching here from well
Informed sources. Besides the Indemnity,
It Is believed, Japan's other essential to
the continuance of the negotiations are the
cession to Japan of Sakhallen and the
transfer of Russia's lease, of the Llao
Tung peninsula and Of the railway as far
us Harbin, the recognition of Japan's pre
dominating Influence In Corea and the re
turn of Manohurla to China
If the Russian plenipotentiaries are pre
pared to accept these essentials, the offi
cials here are confident that the bases will
be laid for negotiations sure to lead to the
etOTlrtg prfW'fflfafy Vif Washington, bring
ing peace to ine iar east.
Komar Goee to Oyster Bar.
NEW YQRK. July 26. Baron Komura
i d Minister Takahlra. the Japanese peace
plenipotentiaries, - will make an Informal
visit to President Roosevelt tomorrow. This
announcement was made this afternoon
when Mr. Takahlra arrived from a trip to
Oyster Bay to officially notify the presi
dent of the arrival of his colleague In the
negotiations with Russia for peace. Only
tli two principals of the delegation will go
to Oyster Bay tomorrow, the other mem
bers of the suite remaining In this city to
transact the business of the commission, of
which there Is a great amount.
The two plenlpotentarles will leave this
city about 11 o'clock, and it Is expected they
will return late In the afternoon.
Upon hie return from Oyster Bay today
Minister Takahlra went directly to the Waldorf-Astoria
hotel, where re remained In
conference with Baron Komura for several
hours. After the departure of Minister
Takahlra, Baron Komura spent the evening
In his apartments.
Durli.f the day there were a number of
callers and many cards were left for the
baron, but he Is accessible only to his suits
and a few personal friends.
A report that Crown Prince Yoshlhlto of
Japan died last May, the news of his de
mise having been withheld for state rea
sons, reached Baron Komura tonight and
the baron asked the Associated Press to
declare the rumor as without foundation
The following note was sent to the As
sociated Press: ' '
The report has absolutely no foundation.
I wish you would be goon enough to deny
It on the strength of my authority.
, BARON J. KOMI'RA.
Personnel of Russian Delegation.
MANCHESTER. Mass.. July 26. Baron
Rosen, the Russian ambassador, who with
Ms suite Is spending the summer at Mag
nulla, announced tonight that he would
not go to New York on Friday, as he had
previously arranged, to await the arrival
of M. Wltte, the Russian peace plen
ipotentlary. Baron Rosen will post
pone his departure fcr New York
until early next wet in order to avoid
HivencMng several days In the city while
awaiting the arlval of M. Witte's steamer.
Prince KoudaehelT of the embassy staff
will leave for New York tomorrow to make
arrangements for M. Witte's reception.
Baron Rosen tonight gave "h Associate
Press a revlaed list of the members of
the Russian Peace Commission. Accord
ing to this list the commission will be
composed as follows:
Secretary of Stale M. Wltte, first plen
ipotentiary; Baron Rosen, second plen
ipotentiary; officials of the Foreign office.
Privy Councillor Martens, Minister to
China Poketllon. First Secretary of the
Kmttassy HiiDKen, M. de Plancon. M. de
Jorosuvet. prince Koiidaeheff and M. Nab
oloff; officials of the Treasury lemi tment.
Privy Councillor Bhlpoft and M. Vilhen
nine; officer of the general staff. Major
General Yermotoff and Colonel Saman) I
off. representing the army, and Captain
Housalne, representing the navy.
M. Wltte Leaves Parle.
FAR IS, July .-M. Wltte, Prof, de Mar
tens and a number of officials making up
the Russian peace plenipotentiary party
left the 8t. Laxare railroad station at 9:8
this morning for Cherbourg, where .they will
sail for Nsw York on the Noah German
l.lojd line , Steamer Kaiser Wllhelin der
Urokse this evening. Many officials and
diplomatists gathered at the depot. Includ
ing Ambassadors Nelldoff and Casalni and
M. Routkowskl, the Russian financial agent.
M. Wltte remained on the platform smok
ing a cigarette and chatting with the am
bassadors until the train pulled out, when
he raised his ht and bowed his farewell
salutations to the crowd. M. Leplne. the
prefect of police, remained beside M. Wltte
until hla departure. Mine. Wltte and her
daughter accompanied Mr. Witte to Cher
bourg. Thence they will go to Brussella
and remain there during the conference.
ROTEST FROM PORTO RICO
Inn of Municipalities Asks
r Share of Krlf Gnvrrnnrit
for the Inland.
UA N, P. R.. July :5. A memorial
ess adopted by the convention of
illtle today nays this Is the seventh
ary of the American Invasion of
lloo and complains that the pre
nco of power still rests with an
e council composed bf heads cf
lenta appointed by President Roose-
"These heads of departments," It says,
"arrive here knowing nothing of the
language, customs or needs of the coun
try and twenty-four hours after disem
barking take their seats In the executlx-e
council and determine the fate of the
The memorial calls for no change In the
composition of the House of Delegates,
which consists of thirty-five members
elected by the people.
The convention also adopted a petition
for presentation to the insular legislature
for the protection of the municipalities and
the granting to them of autonomy. Several
speeches bitter in tone were made against
centralizing the power in the Island In the
hands of the secretary of Porto Rico and
the executive council.
PROSECUTION OF AMERICANS
Matter of Holding Yoang Men for
Trial Comes I'p In Par.
LONDON, July 26. The shooting case
Involving J. 8. and II. C. Fhlpps, sons of
Henry Phlpps of Pittsburg, was again men
tioned In the House of Commons this after
noon, J. Galloway-Weir, representing Ross
and Cromarty county, Scotland, wanting
the lord advocate for Scotland to take
steps to prevent the defendants from flee
ing from Justice. The lord advocate, how
ever, said he had every reason to believe
that the Phlpps would be ready to meet
any charges brought against them. One
of the men. he understood, was now In
The two sons of Mr. Phlpps were recently
charged at Inverness with the reckless
discharge of firearms on the Beaufort es
tate, In the highlands of Scotland, leased
by Mr. Phlpps from Lord Lnvat, by which
the young men wounded three persons. On
July 22 they were committed for trial and
were released on $2,500 ball each. Mr.
Galloway-Weir called the attention of the
House of Commons to the case July 23,
when he asked the lord advocate whether
the defendants were still In the United
GOVERNOR SCOLDS JEWS
Odessa's Executive Arrases Them of
Belug Responsible for Internal
Trouble ef Russia.
ODESSA, July 26. The governor of
Odessa has Issued an extraordinary proc
lamation which when posted In the city
tomorrow may have the effect of Increas
ing the already bitter feeling against the
Jews among the troops and more Ignorant
classes of the population. The governor
says he hae received a number of anony
mous letters denouncing persons as social
ists and revolutionaries, which he entirely
Ignores, believing that In most cases these
communications were Inspired by motives
of personal vengeance. The proclamation
continues: "Letters have also come from
the Jews charging the police with pre
paring for a Jewish massacre."
The governor then declares that such ac
tion is Impossible and will not be per
mitted, but he adds:
The governor Is astonUhed at the Jews
addressing such letters to him, seeing that
It Is the Jews themselves who caused all
the disorders. The police Invariably found
revolvers, bombs and prohibited literature
In Jewish houses, but for the Jews there
would be no disturbances and no Kniaz
Potemklne affair. Now the Jews have the
impertinence to bring charges against the
JAPANESE SEIZE LIGHTHOUSES
Position Taken Commands Retreat
of Russians on Sakhalin
ST. PETERSBURG. July 27.-3:10 a. m.
Dispatches from Manchuria report the
landing of a Japanese battalion and the
selsure of a lighthouse on the Siberian
coast near Doastrlcs, a post formerly
called Alexandrovsk, 700 miles north of
Vladivostok, after a preliminary shelling by
torpedo bout destroyers.
Military officials here attach Importance
to the episode only In connection with the
Sakhalin campaign and say as the landing
was effected at a place where the Straits
of Tartary. between Sakhalin and the
mainland are narrowest, it apparently Is
part of the strategy of the Japanese to
prevent the escape of the Russian garrison
In Sakhalin across the straits. They said
that the landing Is too far north to have
any bearing on the main campaign or on
operations against Vladivostok.
RUSSIA ASKS PART. OF NORWAY
Another Version ml the Pargoae
of Meeting of Tsar and
LONDON. July 2T.-The correspondent of
the Dally Mall at Stockholm says: "The
object of Emperor William's Interview with
Emperor Nicholas was to obtain the con
sent of the latter for a prince of the house
of Holiensollern to ascend the throne of
Norway. It is possible that the Russlun
emperor will cunsent, provided Russia be
permitted to slightly rectify Its frontier on
The Dally Mail, commenting on the dis-
patch. suggests that the "rectified frontier"
means that Russia wants to acquire the
strip of Norwegian territory which sep
arates 8weden from the Arctic ocean, thus
gaining a seaport.
MEYER" DOWN TO BUSINESS
Ambassador to St. Petersburg Takes
I'p Matter of Trade Re.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 2.-Negotla-tions
for the Improvement of the Russo-.
American tariff relations are now proceed
ing under better auguries of success.
Ambassador Meyer has succeeded In
brushing aside the customary barriers, tak
ing up the matter of discriminating duties
on American imports, levied in relation for
the Imposition of a countervailing duty by
the United Btates on Russian sugars, direct
with the department Interested, the minis
try of finance. The ambassador had an
Interview yesterday with Finance Minister
Kokovsoff and discussed the subject in Its
general outlines. This will be followed by
frequent conferences. The progress of the
negotiations lor a French commercial
treaty makes a speedy arrangement de-
RATES OX FRUIT AND GRAIN
Interstate Commerce Commission Looking
Into Changes of Car Lines.
ELEVATOR ALLOWANCES UNDER FIRE
Grain Dealers and Agent of Great
Western Railway Testify as to
Payments tor Head
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July M.-An In
quiry by the Interstate Commerce commis
sion Into complaints of shippers against
alleged excessive charges In freight rates,
was begun here today by Francis M. Cock
ret!, a member of the commission, former
United States senator from Missouri, who
was the only member of the commission
who had arrived when the hearing began.
Commissioner Cockrell took up the In
vestigation of private car lines which was
the special purpose of his comlrfg to Kan
sas City, The Investigation was conducted
by Frank Barry, special agent of the In
terstate Commerce? commission. Almost
every shipper who attended the Inquiry
was armed with expense bills to show the
freight rate charges and the charges for
Icing and relclng cars In fruit and produce
shipments. The shippers were a unit In
declaring that although the cost of pro
duction Is now greater and the market
price lower than In former years, on some
classes of perlshafjle shipments, the freight
and Icing charges are the same or greater
than In former years. It was shown that
the tost of using refrigerator cars nnd
operated exclusively by the railroads them
selves was one-half and one-third as much
ng the cost of shipments made under
similar conditions where the cars were
owned by private car line companies.
The scope of the Inquiry was confined
to western and southwestern territory,
through which refrigerator cars owned by
the Armour Car Line company are oper
ated. A dozen or more shippers and rep
resentatives of fruit dealers' associations
at points In southwestern Missouri along
the line of the 'Frisco railroad, were pres
ent to give testimony.
Investigating; Elevator Charaes.
A special session of the Interstate Com
merce commission was hcjd tonight to
take up the question of allowances granted
to grain dealers here by the railroads on
grain shipments. Six or eight witnesses
had been summoned, but It was not gen
erally understood that a night session was
to be held and only three witnesses ap
peared. These were Frank P. Lint, secre
tary and treasurer of the Hinds & Lint
Grain company; E. O. Moffatt of the Mof
fatt Grain company, and M. H. McNeill,
grain agent for the Chicago Great Western
Each of these witnesses was asked by
Frank Barry, who conducts the Inquiry,
what allowance railroads granted to ship
pers on outbound grain. The answer In
each Instance was 14 cents. Both Mr.
Lint and Mr. Moffatt said they had never
received any allowance on inbound grain
and Mr. McNeill said his road had neves
granted any such allowance. Each of the
witnesses said that thclVi cents was al
lowed by the railroad to "rover elevator
charges and was given only to. those who
handled grain through elevators.
FIRST REPORT WAS "FIXED"
Assistant Secretary Finds Less Cotton
Planted Than that Reported
by Hyde. '
WASHINGTON, July 26. Assistant Sec
retary Hayes today made the following
report to Secretary Wilson on the acreage
of cotton In the southern states In 1906, as
compared with that planted In 1904:
The crop estimating board of the De
partment of Agriculture has considered the
report Issued by the bureau of statistics
on Juno 2 relitive ,t the acreage planted
in cotton In the southern states In 19o6, as
compared with that planted In 1904, and has
First That a new eatlmate should be
made on acreage planted and that the fig
ures In Mr. Hyde's hands wiien making
his estimate should be used as the basis:
Second That Mr. Hyde, with Mr. Holmes
at his elbow prompting him, made the esti
mate lower than the facts at his hand from
the reports from the seven clauses of re
porters employed by the bureau warranted.
Third The board finds upon careful con
sideration of the reports of all classes of
correspondents and agents that the acreage
planted In cotton this year, including the
entire season, should have been estimated
at 85.1 per cent of that planted last
year, equivalent to a reduction In planted
acreage as compared with last year of
14 9 per cent (instead of 11.4 per cent.1, or
4.731, OUU acres, the estimate or the total
acreage planted this year being 26,998.000
The estimated percentage of the decrease
In each of the cotton growing states Is as
Virginia, IS; North Carolina. 16; -South
Carolina. 14; Georgia. 14; Florida. 12; Ala
bama. 11; Mississippi. 16; luislana. 17;
Texas, 16; Arkansas, 19; Tennessee, 13; Mis
souri, 16: Oklahoma, 15; Indian Territory, II.
The averages were made for each state
by each of the four members of the board
and the comparatively small disagreements
were harmonized almost wholly by aver
aging, and the above results are fully
agreed to by each and every member of
COTTON MARKET IS EXCITED
Government Report Sends Prices High
and Resulting Sales Hammer
NEW YORK, July 26 Prices for cotton
bounded upward almost instantly today
when the government report of a decrease
of 14 S per cent in the acreage planted as
compured with last year was received on
the exchange. The gains ranged from 12
to 14 points. October reaching 11.17 cents.
Tremendous selling, presumably by long ! nl"nt B United States Judge for the dls
Interests. followed and prices went turn-j trlct of Oregon to succeed the late Judge
bllng. October was beaten down 15 points Bellinger. Private advices to this effect
from the highest to 11.02 cents. The market
was excited and Irregular.
NEW ORLEANS, July 26-The day was
one of unusual excitement In the cotton
market, owing to the revised government
acreage report. This showed the reduction
of acreage to be 14.S per cent, compared
with the previous figures given out on
June 3. pow declared to have been manipu
lated, of. 114, or a further decrease of IS
The market was put up about 15 points
after the reading of the report and many
bears turned bull for the trading during
the remainder of the day. Prices, however,
were but I and 3 points above yesterday's
P.RATT IS DENIED NEW TRIAL
Litigation Over Division of Cattle
Company Property Goes to
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. July 26. (Special
Telegram.) Colonel J. H. Pratt of Omaha
must now take his rase to the state suf
preme court, as Judge Scott this after-
noon denied a new trial. Pratt sued for
a redivlsloo of the property of ihs Leltcr-
i Pratt-Catlia cornnaar. valued at
TAFT PARTY VISITS TOKIO
Official Members K.ntertalnrd at
Lanrheon by the Mikado at J
the Imperial Palace.
TOKIO, July 26. The emperor and
crown princess today received In audience
and entertained at luncheon the official
members of the party of Secretary Taft.
Shortly before noon Secretary Taft was
driven to the Imperial palace in the state
carriage. Lloyd C. Orlscom. the American
minister to Japan, escorted Miss Alice
Roosevelt to the palace. Crowds of people
lined the streets during the passage of
the distinguished visitors along the streets
to the palace.
At the palace the Imperial princes and
princesses, attended, by the royal person
ages of the emperor's household, the mili
tary and naval staffs, members of the
cabinet and council of statesmen, assisted
In the reception of Secretary Taft and his
Minister Orlscom made the presentations
to the emperor while Mine. Grlscom per
formed a like office when the visitors ap
peared before the crown princess.
After the presentations all proceeded to
the banquet hall, where the emperor sat
at the bead of the large table In the cen
ter, with the crown rrlnces on his right
and Princess Kanln on his left.
Princes Fushl and Kanln were seated on
either side of Secretary Taft and Miss
Roosevelt. Minister Orlscom and Mme.
Grlscom were seated directly opposite the
emperor. The other members of the party
were seated on the right and left, accord
ing to order of precedence.
A garden party succeeded the luncheon.
The emperor ordered his private park
opened, and the Americans were driven
through the grounds. The park was com
pleted 3f years ago, and no foreigners
were ever before admitted to It. The party
loft the palace at i1:.1n o'olorfc.
The court presented a brilliant spectacle
during the ceremonies.
Premier Katsura banquet led Secretary
Taft and the members of his party at the
Imperial hotel tonight, Madame Takahlra.
fhe wife of the Japanese ambassador at
Washington, acting as hostess. The dining
hall was decorated with the national colors
of Japan and America.
Premier Katsura accompanied Miss
Roosevelt to the banquet hnll and Secre
tary Taft accompanied Madam Takahlra.
Premier Katsura proposed In a toast the
health of President Roosevelt and Minister
Grlscom proposed the health of the em
peror, amidst the cheers of the Americans.
Premier Katsura In proposing the health
of Miss Roosevelt and Secretary Taft
Jointly, said that the reception given
Secretary Taft and the members of his
party was a tribute of Jn pan's respect for
President Roosevelt. Referring to the visit
of Commodore Perry to Jiipnn he said that
America was Japan's sponsor. Secretary
Taft, In responding, congratulated Japan
on Its marvelous progress during the past
half-century and expressed the hope that
the friendly relations between the two
countries would always exist.
FIXING DAMAGES TO INDIANS
Government Apprnlser la Appointed
for Railroad Rlght-of-Wnr
.... - v
(From a Staff Correspondent.),
WASHINGTON, July 26.-(SpeclaI Tele
gram.) Frank M. Conner, special agent of
the Indian bureau, has gone to Nebraska
to pel Jn conjunction with officials of' the
Sioux Cltr'A Western Railroad company
in appraising lands of the Omaha and
Winnebago Indians growing out of the
building of 1 a, railroad line across their
reservations. The Sioux City & Western
railroad has held a concession for a right-of-way
through a portion of these reserva
tions for a long time and now seems In
clined to build the .railroad before the
government will permit actual construction.
The railroad must pay down a sufficient
sum to cover what In Its estimation will
be the damage done to Indians by such
construction. The right-of-way held by
the Sioux City & Western Is about eighteen
miles In length.
GifTord Pinchot, United States forester,
who is now on his w-y to visit several
of the forest reserves for the purpose of
Inspection, will first visit Sheridan, Wyo.
Upon completion of hla tour of Insjiectlon,
Forester Pinchot will go to Portland, Ore.,
to attend the Irrigation congress which
convenes in that city August 21.
Captain Sam D. Freeman, Tenth cavalry,
is detailed as a member of the Examining
board at Fort Robinson for service dur
ing the examination of first and second
lieutenants only, vice Major Benjamin H.
Cheever, Sixth cavalry.
E. L. Crawford has been'appolnted post
master at Rlnard, Calhoun county, la.,
vice H. C. Elmore, resigned.
Rural free delivery route No. 3 has been
ordered established October 2 at Genoa,
Nance county. Neb., serving 352 people and
Roy M. Ireland has been appointed regu
lar and Charles Ireland substitute rural
carriers for route No. 4 at Arapahoe, Neb.
The Citizens National bank of Hampton,
la., has been authorized to begin business
with $100,000 capital. T. J. B. Robinson Is
president; W. W. Beebe, vice president;
W. L, Robinson, cashier.
COTTON DECLINES ERMINE
Attorney for Harrlman System Will
Not Aeeept Place on Federal
Bench of Oregon.
PORTLAND. Ore., July 16. The Tele
gram today says that William A. Cotton,
with a commission already In his posses
sion, has concluded to decline the appoint-
have been received here. Mr. Cotton left
New York for Oregon last night after a
conference with the eastern officials of the
Harrlman lines, and today the fact of his
Intention to decline the Judicial position
offered him by the president became known.
It is generally believed that Inducements
have been offered him by the Harrlman
system that make it worth while for him
to decline the bench and remain where he
is as general counsel of the Harrlman
northwestern lines, with additional powers
and financial considerations.
STAR WITNESS ARRESTED
Self-Confessed Grafter at Milwaukee
sued for Damages by Former
MILWAUKEE. July M-Edward F.
8trauss, former supervisor of th Ninth
ward, self-confessed grafter and star wit
ness before the grand Jury, was arrested
yesterday afternoon on an order of arrest
Issued by Judge Ludaig of the superior
court, in an action for damages commenced
by Frank F. Schulti. former assessor of
the Twenty-first Ward and reporter on the
Gcrn,ianla. Schulti demands US.OUO (or al
iased defamation of aharaotaa.
NEBRASKA SAILOR IS DEAD
Ward Kennedy of Alliance Succumbs to
Injuries Received on the Bennington,
B8DY WILL BE SENT HOME FOR BURIAL
Investigation of Disaster Has Been
C'onrlnded and Report Will Be
Sent to Washington Be
SAN DIEGO, Cal., July 2)?. Another death
among the Injured of the Bennington's
crew has occurred, the victim being Ward
V. Kennedy. The body will be taken to
Alliance, Neb , where the deceased formerly
The Investigation of the disaster con
ducted by Commander Young and Lieuten
ants Yates and Ward has been concluded
and a report is being prepared to be for
warded to Washington. Nothing can be
learned as to Its contents from any of the
three officers, but there appears reason to
believe that they have decided only one
boiler exploded, but that the explosion
broke the steam pipes of the other boilers
and that thus the latter contributed their
share of the death dealing steam.
No deaths have occurred since that of
W. V. Kennedj, late yesterday afternoon,
which brought the total, up to sixty, hut
Inquiry at Agnew's sanitarium this after
noon elicited the statement that no hone Is
entertained for the recovery of at least
three and It Is thought these may pass
away during the night.
Gunboat Again Afloat.
The gunboat Bennington is again afloat
on an evn keel and will be towed to the
Mare Island navy .yard to be thoroughly
examined and repaired. Much Interest cen
ters on the question of what was the steam
pressure on the boiler "B" at the time
of the explosion, It being understood that
the safety valve had been set to blow
off at U0 pounds. Ten minutes before the
explosion the pressure was only US pounds
and was i rising. The boiler had been
cleaned only a short time before and filled
with fresh water from ashore. Only one
boiler exploded. An examination of the
Inside of the ship shows that the hull has
been damaged but little. If any. The water
which poured In and caused the listing
came through the blowhole and pipes,
broken by the force of the explosion.
A private dispatch from Oakland says
that the mother of E. B. Robinson, one of
the Bennington victims., has lost her mind
Will Be Burled Saturday.
ALLIANCE. Neb., July 26. (Special Tele
gram.) Ward V. Kennedy of this city, who
was among the seriously injured victims of
the Bennington disaster, died at San Diego
last night. He will be burled here Satur
ROADMASTERHAS CLOSE. CALL
Motor Jumps the Track and Falls on
Him Rendering; Him
TECUM8EH, Neb., July 36. -(Special Tel
egrani.) IrfKOiiiasier S. B. Rice of tba Bur
lington, whoVie hohie la In this city, suf
fered an accident today. He started north
from the city this morning on his gasoline
motor car, when the vehicle flew the track,
threw him violently to the roadbed and the
car fell upon him. He says the accident
happened three miles out of town at 10:30
this morning. Mr. Rice was rendered un
conscious and he remained In that condi
tion until about 3 o'clock this afternoon,
lying out In a heavy rainstorm. Although
several trains passed the spot where the
accident happened neither Rice nor the car
were noticed by the crews. He regained
consciousness at 3 o'clock and started for
town on foot, but he was so weak he did
not reach here until about 6 o'clock. When
he did he was given immediate surgical
care. It was found that he had sustained
two broken ribs and had received a scalp
wound. It is believed his Injuries will not
prove of a serious nature.
ASKS MONEY FOR WATERWAYS
Convention to Be Held
Pressure to Bear
CINCINNATI, July 26.-Captaln J. E.
Ellison, chairman of a subcommittee ap
pointed by the preliminary session of the
Rivers and Harbors association, which met
here recently, left for Baltimore today In
company with other prominent river men
to meet officials of the National Rivers and
Harbors association. Those officials will
ba asked to issue a call for a meeting of
the association at Washington during next
session of congress to make provisions for
increases in the appropriations to be used
for the Improvement of waterways through
out the Interior of the United States.
In the event the officials of the national
association do not call a convention as
asked. Captain Ellison will Issue a call
himself by the authority conferred upon
him at the recent preliminary session of
the convention here.
WOULD LIMIT PARLIAMENT
Churchill Not Permitted to Introduce
Bill to Limit Life' of
LONDON. July 26. The ilouse of Com-
m ..... , . i : I i . . rafiia.il tn r... r-m). T"1 I .
""'.' . iiriiiiti , tumuli
Spe.icer Churchill to introduce a bill limit
ing the life of Parliament to Ave Instead
of seven years.
Mr Churchill explained that the bill
would give fuller popular control of the
executive. He said that there was a grow
ing diminution of Parliamentary authority
over this government and by this mechani
cal arrangement more frequent appeals to
the country would be of national advan
tage. The proposal was defeated by 23 to
TRAVELERS NAME CMAHA MAN
A. I.. Sheets Selected as Secretary
Treasurer of International Fed.
eratlon of Societies.
PUT-IN-BAY, O.. July 2-At the final
session of the International Federation of
Commercial Travelers' organizations today
the following officers were elected: Presi
dent, E. P. McPherson of Indianapolis; vice
president, George 8. Din a of Utica; secretary-treasurer,
A. L. Sheets of Omaha
The new executive committee Includes
Louis Le Braume of St. Louis and F. E.
Kalcjr of Des Moines.
Sere Chicago Chief of Police.
CHICAGO, July 26 Mayor Dunne today
appointed Captain M. Collins as chief of
police, ice Francis O'Neill, who resigned
a few days sgo The new chief hss risen
from the ranks. He was a patrolman in
the front line of police at whom the bomb
was thrown la Ii market square many
NEBRASKA WEjATHER FORECAST
Scattered showers and Thunder
storms Thursday nnd Friday.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Hoar. Dev. Hour. pea.
IV n. m tut t p. in ..... . T I
H a. m U V p. m T1
T a. m let a p. m T.'l
An. m tin 4 p. m 7.1
ft a. m UI ft p. tn...... T.'t
in a. m tlT II p. n T.I
11 a. in HH T i. m 72
12 m 70 si p. m 71
I) p. ra TO
MORTON IS NOW PRESIDENT
Former Cabinet llltlrrr la Official
Head of Kqoltahle life As.
NEW YORK. July 26 At a two hours'
session of the directors of the Equitable
Life Assurance society today the resigna
tions of former President James W. Alex
ander and Nevula H. Stranahan as direc
tors were accepted. Taul Morton was
elected president of the society, retaining,
it Is understood, the chairmanship as well.
A special meeting of the directors will
be held tomorrow, at which additional
directors will lie elected and amendments
to the charter of the society adopted.
At today's meeting of the directors
George F. Vleter of this city and Ernest
B. Krultsschnltt of New Orleans were
nominated as directors nnd will be elected
at tomorrow's special meeting. Mr. Vlctcr
Is a prominent dry goods ami commission
merchant of this city, and Mr. Kruttschnltt
Is one of the leaders of the bar In tho
southwest. Chairman Morton reported to
the directors In pursuance of his policy
of retrenchment the society would effect
savings of $,".nn.oro a year. He submitted
a financial report for the first six months
which was pronounced very satisfactory
by the directors. At tomorrow's meeting
the position of chairman may be abolished.
The matter of pensions to the widow of
H. B. Hydo nnd others was referred to a
committee consisting of Directors McCook,
Whitman and Zechnder, who will probably
report thereon tomorrow. It Is also under
stood, that Mr. Morton's salary as presi
dent of the society will be $l,nn0 a year.
E. B. Thomas was elected a member of the
executive committee, which has not yet
been fully organized.
BUILDING AND LOAN MEETING
National Association Hears Reports
President nnd Secretary nnd
Omnhn Man Talks.
NEW YORK, July 27.-There was a large
and representative gathering of officials of
co-operative banking Institutions of -ho
United States nt the opening session today
of the annual convention of the United
States Co-operative Savings and Building
Loans association. The annual address of
the president of the league, was delivered
by A. L. Guttell of Shelbyvllle, Ind.
The reading of the annual report of the
secretary, H. F. Cellarlus of Cincinnati,
H. F. Cellarlus of Cincinnati, O., secre
tary of the United States league, said In
his annual report today:
The lost year has been a successful one
for the local building and loan associations
of the United Slates. The total assets of
the local building associations In the United
States Is now 30,342.668. which Is a net In
crease for the year of 320,788.474. The total
membership Is 1,631,046, a net increase of
Pennsylvania made the largest Increase,
gaining over 36.5uO.000 In assets nnd over
6,0o0 In membership New Jersey Increased
nearly S3,0tio.ni0 In rsseu- and Massachu
setts over 32.5o0.000.
The number of separate associations is
Treasurer J. K. Gamble rend his annual
report, after which George F. Gilmore of
Omaha, Neb., read a paper on "Withdraw
als of Money from Building and Loan As
sociations." POLICE AT DELMAR PARK
Officers Attain Force Their Way Into
Grounds, but Make Mo
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 26. Pursuant to
the Instructions of Governor Folk for the
enforcement of the anti-pool selling law,
a squad of police under command of Cap
tain MqNamee marched Into Delmar race
track today, but no incidents attended their
presence and they made no arrests. Sheriff
Herpel arrested Ike Cohen In the betting
Ting on a warrant charging' the registra
tion of a bet. Cohen wag released on bond.
He was one of the eleven men arrested
yesterday and had given bond. When the
squad appeared today an attempt was
made to close the folding Iron gates, but
the officers promptly pushed them open
and entered. Beyond scattering themselves
throughout the place, the officers did not
interfere in any way. and after the flnai
race quietly departed.
RAIDS CHICAGO POKER ROOMS
Kerr Chief of Police Makes Hundred
Arrests, Seises Paraphernalia
and Destroys Knrnlture.
CHICAGO. July 26-John Collins, the
newly Installed chief of police of this city,
startled the gambling fraternity tonight
by leading a comprehensive raid against
the largest poker rooms to be found In
the downtown section of the city.
Headed by Chief Collins in person, the
police descended upon four prominent gam
bling clubs and arrested about 100 men
and confiscated iHrze nimntin.. .
' . .
g paraphernalia, and deBtrojed all of
j the furniture to be found in the .daces.
; Chief Collins announced early In the day
that he proposed to suppress all gambling
in the city, and the raid tonight was the
first step taken In that direction.
BISHOP JOYCECRITICALLY ILL
Venerable Prelate of Methodist
Church Lying Wear Point of
Death at Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. July 26.-Bishot
Isaac W. Joyce, who has been lying l.i
aa the result of a cerebral hemorrhage
and paralytic attack sustained wMIe
preaching at the Red Rock, Minn., camp
meeting on Sunday, July 2, IsnioI expected
to live through the night
Movements of Ocean Vessels July SC.
At New York Arrived: Patricia, from
Hnmburg INantucketi; Main, from Bremen,
(Nantucketi: Iximhardia, from Naples;
Teutonic, from Liverpool. Sailed: Baltic,
At I Jveriiool-Sailed: Philadelphia n. for
Portland: Hylvanla, for Huston; Merlon,
for Philadelphia; Oceanic, fur New York.
At Queenstown Sailed: Caronla , for
New York. Arrived: Saxonla, from Bon
ton; Cedric. from New York; NordlanJ,
At fi noa Silled: I.lguria. f r New Y'oik.
- At Naples Sailed: Prim Dakar, for New
At Bermuda Sailed : Bermudlan, for New
At Southsmpton-Salled: Kaiser Wilhelm
der Gi for New York.
At F'l mouth Arrived: Deutschland,
trkm Kw York.
Yellow Fever Epidemic at Kew Orleans la
SIX FATALITIES REPORTED TUESDAY
Eleven New Cases Found, Making Hundred
and Sixty-rive to Date.
TEXAS QUARANTINES ALL LOUISIANA
Officers of Three States Will Meet to
Straighten Out Complications.
ALL rOCI TRACED TO FRENCH MARKET
Crowded Section of City Where Sanlr
tatlon la Poor Said to Ba
Place of Origin of
On t break.
NEW ORLEANS, July 2ti.-Stx deaths
from yellow fever were recorded today up ta
6 p. m , making a total to date of forty-five.
The number of new cases reported yester
day, but complied todav. Is eleven, making
all told to date 165. There are now nine
teen foci of Infection. The organisation of
forces for fighting the spread of the Infec
tion and for a campaign of education and
practical application of the mosquito ex
termination plans has been completed, and
besides loo men put on as extras to clean
gutters by the city 350 men are working aa
part of the system of sanitation. Cltlxens
are being organised In wards and these
ward clubs will form precinct clubs, and a
house to house canvass will be made to as
sure the screening of every cistern and tha
oiling of every cesspool and water pond.
The business men have provided the funds
for this work nnd as the people are now
aroused to the necessity of action there
will he no let up. Y'lelding to the senti
ment of the community the State Board of
Health today adopted new regulations for
the fruit ships, providing they should re
main six days nt sea between the hist port
and New Orleans, and requiring fumigation
nt port of departure and fumigation here
after the discharge of the cargo. Yester
day the steamship Anselm of the United
Fruit company was allowed to come up
after being at sea four and a half days, and
according to the ship's papers It stopped at
the. quarantine station exactly forty min
utes, during which time its crew of forty
one men were examined and passed. This
aroused the people to action and this fore
noon Mayor Behrman, Attorney General
Gulon, former Governor Hard and Colonel
Charfes Banvler, waited on President Sou
chon of the State Board of Health and In
sisted that the regulations be made Imme
diately regardless of the fruit ships at sea
on the way up. The Board of Health de
sired to give those ships an opportunity to
come In ami then put the new regulation
Into effect. Dr. Bouehnn after the confer
ence decided to put the regulations into
immediate effect, and so Instructed tha
quarantine officers. Later he summoned
the fruit importers to his office and ex
plained the -matter to them. ' Naturally
they, realized the sentiment tf the com
munity was such that personal reasons
would not be allowed to ente Into the
present emergency. The people are con
vinced that the Infection was brought here
by the fruit steamerV and if It become
necessary to make the regulations so strin
gent as to drive them away( In the present
feeling such regulations would be enforced.
While handling the present emergency
some thought Is being given to the future
and on all sides there is a sentiment that
nothing shall stand In the way of future
immunity from mosquito fever, a It 1
In view of the many quarantine compli
cations which have arisen, Dr. Souehon hag
called a conference here next Sunday of
the health officer of Texas, Mississippi and
Alabama to discuss quarantine regulation
and devise a system by which travelers can
be admitted with certificate of marine hos
pital service. Surgeon White, who la In
charge of all the government work, will be
present and participate. The work of locat
ing the detention camps Is progressing,'
though It has been slower than at first an
ticipated. The resident of Kenner, four
teen miles from New Orleans, on the Illi
nois Central railroad, object to the camp,
and it was located at Hanrahan, neat tha
railroad gravity yards. The location of the
other camps have been fixed and supplies
are now being sent to them. The infec
tion of the original focus seems to diminish,
as fewer new case are being reported
there, which Is a hopeful sign, Indicating
that the modern methods have been ef
fective. The work now Is to locate the
new foci, and treat them In the same man
ner. Physicians are now reporting all cases
of fever, and wherever there Is the slight
est suspicion rigid sanitary rules are ap
plied with the result that up to now there
has been no spread of any case from any of
these new foci. Those which are devolp
Jng are all traceable directly to the original
focus In the Italian quarter.
The emergency hospital was opened today
and patients removed to It I a screened
ambulance. Dr. John Gulteras, now profes
sor of pathology of the University of Ha
vana, but formerly of he marine hospital
service, and who represented that service
here during the fever of JP97, has been or
dered here by the Cuban government and
will arrive tomorrow.
Close Inspection In Progress.
WASHINGTON, July 26.-In his advice
from New Orleans to the publio health and
marine hospital service today Surgeon
White says that a house-to-house Inspec
tion is being conducted In the portion of
the cliy which is affected by yellow fever.
This section Includes forty or fifty blocks.
He also says that general screening for
protection against mosquitoes is promised.
Passed Assistant Surgeon Joseph Gold
berger has been ordered to Vlcksburg,
Mia., and Shreveport, La., with Instruc
tions to run down all rumors of yellow
fever cases in those cities. All case of
fever are to be screened until a positive
diagnosis is arrived at.
The officials of the Marine Hospital ser
vice are Investigating a reported suspi
cious case of fever, which Is said to have
developed on the line of the Texas Pacific
railroad about seventy-five miles from New
Orleans. No report from the physician
sent to examine the case has been re
ceived. Surgeon General Walter A. Wyman, who
has been to Honolulu on business connected,
with the service, will return to Washing
ton tomorrowtnd take active charge of the
measures undertaken by his bureau to cop
with the fever.
HOi'BTON. Tex.. July 26.-As a quaran
tine has been declared ugainst the state of
Louisiana because i f tj slowness In qur
antinlng New Orit jiu, physicians and
guards have l-i n dispatched to the Louis
iana border. Dr. W. I Cook of San Miro
being In charge of the ttabln river caiun.
Powered by Open ONI