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OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JULY 31, 100"
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JAP TERMS OF PEACE
Englind Will Sot Interfere with Her
WASHINGTON SOUNDS LONDON ON TOPIC
Lansdowne'l Policy Dictated by the Logic
SAKHALIN MAY BE IKE STICKING POINT
Eassia May Decline to Cede Any Territor
WITTE'S INSTRUCTIONS ARE GUESSED
Belief Obtains that Ctmmltilcii
nt Enpowtni to Assent to the
A liindoroea( of Any Rus
WASHINGTON. July 89. Japan cornea to
the Washington, conference assured that
whatever her peace terms, they will have
the sympathetic approval of Great Britain.
Several suggestions from Washington to
London that the cause or peace would be
served by an explanation to Japan from
her ally favoring- moderation In her de
mands upon Russia haw not availed to
change the British government In Its ap
parently unalterable determination to aland
by Japan, however severe she makes her
conditions of peace. Nor has the British
government seen its way clear to render
assistance to Washington to the efforts
which this government la making to obtain
Advices reaching here show that tondon
la opposed to an armistice until Japan has
been tatlefled that Russia's plenipotentiar
ies are prepartd to do more than discuss
the means of ending the war. If Rus
sia Is ready to conclude peace and has so
empowered her plenipotentiaries. Great
i- Britain, It Is believed, might favor an
armistice, but even In auch event It Is said
she would not be willing to offer Japan ad
vice on the subject.
Attltado Logically Loyal. -
As understood in Washington, Lord Lans
downe's position Is that, as the loyal ally
if Japan, Great Britain can afford to take
no step, nor assume "any attitude that
would In the remotest degree redound to
the advantage of Japan's enemy. However,
much London may wish peace for
humanitarian reasons, her loyalty to Japan,
whose pledged ally she Is, prevents her
even from Indirectly bringing pressure to
bear by suggesting? adwsing. or other
' wise at Toklo regarding negotiations, the
effect of which might serve to moderate
Japan's peace conditions or hasten a truce.
When Japaf asks her ally for advice the
London government la prepared to give
it, but this advice will be based on Japan's
Interest as a primary consideration. i '
Nor is this attitude on the part of the
London government misinterpreted In
WanfMfMnfflttlfln that offlrtala
do not share In the wish Of the neutral
powers for peace. It has been made plain
that the aotlvlty of the president has the
full sympathy of the British people, al
though their first thought. It Is declared,
must be In the interest of their ally.
Coaddeneo In Japan.
At the same time, the London govern
ment, in ita exchangee with the American
embassy in London, has not hesitated to
, declare Ha confidence that 'japan's terms
will not be unreasonable, viewed tn the
light of the results of the war. As It waa
recently expressed by one cognisant of the
British attitude, "London has never, either
In the negotiations preceding the war or
since the war began, found Toklo assum
ing an unreasonable position. Japan- has
been exceedingly, reasonable throughout
this struggle, and we ar not at all appre
hensive that ahe will bring to Washington
demanda that are immoderate or unreason
able." Believing, as official Washington does.
that Japan will not Insist on the dismantle
ment of Vladivostok, should Russia fall
o agree to It In return for the neutraliza
tion of Port Arthur, the cesaton of Sak
halin, which It Is understood will be among
the essential conditions, will, the officials,
believe prove the most serious obstacle to
peace In the Car east, Sakhalin had not
been captured when the president Initiated
his efforts to bring the belligerents together
Ths fact that up to that time Japan
had not taken a foot of Russian territory
simplified, in the. opinion of Washington
and Berlin, tha problem of bringing about
peace negotiations. It Is understood, from
a source which altougn not official, la well
Informed, that Russia will vigorously op
pose the cession of Sakhalin. Wether In
the event of Japan'e Insistence on this
as a condition precedent to peace. Russia
will yield. Is a matter of speculation so 'ar
as the officials here are concerned. In quar
ters friendly to Russia serious doubta are
entertained whether M. Wltte brings with
him the authorisation to yield Russian ter
rltory or whether he will be willing to ask
lor such authority.
Keen Interest la teX here In the nejotls..
tlons, which. It is understood are mak
ing substantial headway between Japan
and England, looking to the renewal of the
Anglo-Japanese alliance. The scope of th
alliance, It Is known, will considerably ex.
ceed tha present union, though to what ex
tent neither Europe nor Washington has
bien able to learn. The announcement of
the main points of the new alliance soon
after the conclusion of the Washington
confertnee would not surprise diplomatic
Wltte Draws the Line.
LONDON. July n.-The Pally Tele
graph's correspondent on board the Kaiser
Wilhelm der Oroase, on which M. Wltte,
the Russian peace plenipotentiary. Is a
passenger, sends an interview which he
has had with M. Witts. In which the lat
ter said that If Russia and Japan had
agreed Upon a common basis before ap
pointing peace plenipotentiaries It would
have been much better. As It was, M.
Wltte said be regarded himself rather as
an Imperial courier sent to ascertain the
terms of Japan. He was prepared to make
peace, nevertheless, he added, as his
powers were very complete, and he would
discus the demands based on Japan's
actual military and naval successes In a
businesslike spirit of give and take.
"Hut t cannot and will not," continued
M Wltte, "entertain demands baaed upon
expected military successes In the future.
I am conversant with the humane Inten
tions of my imperial master and I will do
anything compatible with Russia's honor
and dignity to establish that work of
which 1 havs been an unswerving advo
cate. My flrst task, however. In the new
world Is to search for a basis lor fruitful
FIGHTING FOR AN ISLAND
Japanese Have Lively skirmishes
with Russian Forces om
TOKIO. July . The following report
has been received from the headquarters
of the national army:
Our force on the inland of Sakhalin ad
vanced on the 2ilh and hotly chased the
tneniy from early In the morning. Our
vanguard occupied Delbenskoe the same
afternoon. While our cavalry entered Rikoff
arother detachment was sent against the
i ' at Naoniahi and !vvukue, dislodged
lemy s force holding VydernlcovBky
nd vicinity and Immediately commenced
t urs it. The enemy holding the latter place
-'j.ted of infantry with several guns.
' emperature Is H8 degrees Fahrenheit.
ft, following despatch has been received
from the Japanese army headquarters:
r Independent cavalry which entered
Off. (on Sakhalin island, forty-five
s northeast of Port Duephl, July 27.
idrew on finding order in the city un
"irxble to Its occupation. Our army, In
llng to crush the enemy's forces before
. retreated from the eminence west of
hnff, commenced to advance at S o'clock
m. of July 2. The van, together with
an independent tody of cavalry, advanced
by forced marches, taking and dislodging
the enemy holding the northern extremity
of Rykoff and Tunned ln,o the town. Con
fused street righting ensued but the town
was completely taken at 8:30 o'clock in the
The enemy's main strength, which Op
posed our right column, filed In disorder
southward taking the short route leading
On July 28 a detachment was sent
south In pursuit of the enemy's infantry,
some ftiO strong, at a point six miles south
of Rykoff and killed over 2uv and captured
The enemy's strength opposed to our
right column was of some 3.0.1) Infantry
and four guns and four machine guns and
that opposed to our left column some 2,000
Infantry and four guns.
The enemy's loss in trophies Is under In
vestigation. PRAISE FOR TEACHING ORDER
Catholic Archbishop of Dnblln Creates
Scholarships for Christian
Dl'BLIN, July 30. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.)Spenklng at the Christian
Brothers' school the Catholic archbishop of
Dublin said that he had decided to found
two university scholarships for boys from
the Christian Brothers' schools In Dublin.
With reference to the new system of
scholarships Instituted by the Catholic
bishops Dr. Walsh saUl that as between
Trinity college and the Catholic university
In Dublin It wa by no means clear that
the balance of advantage as an educational
Institution was not with the latter body.
The archbishop next dwelt at length with
the merits of the medical school of Trinity
college, and quoted from the reports of the
Inspection of the General Medical council in
19ol unfavorable criticisms of the conduct
of a certain examination In that school.
To this part of the speech of Dr. Walsh the
provost of Trinity college has replied In an
open letter. The archbishop pays a tribute
to the excellent teaching given In the
Christian Brothers' school and concluded
by saying that It would be superfluous to
warn the hoys of those schools against the
offers which are being made by Trinity col
lege and some of its wealthy friends.
In this connection It is Interesting to
state that confirmatory of the truth of the
rchblshop's tribute to the excellence of the
Christian Brotners' schools Is the announce
ment that thp Jlrst slxarshlp in experimental
science at Trinity eoflege has been won on
high marks by a student of the Christian
Brothers' schools at Cork.
CURIOUS POINT IN POOR LAW
Letter Opened by Gnnrdlnne Cnnses
Conntess of Warwick to
( Take Action.
LONDON, July 30.-(Sneclal Cables-ram
The Bee.) A curious point In poor law ad
ministration hus been raised by the count
ess of Warwick, who has appealed to the
local government board with reference to
the action of the Paddlngton guardians In
not returning to her a 5 note which she
aent to a pauper In response to a hrirtn
letter. The countess sent the money in a
registered envelope, believing the pauper
to be worthy of sympathy. The letter.
however, was opened by the workhouse au
thorities, who Impounded fhe 5 note before
the Inmate had an opportunity of handling
it. The countess applied for the return of
the money, but the guardians refused to
give it up, protecting themselves under a
aection of the poor law act, and she then
replied with a letter In the, course of whlcn
she wrote: '
"It Is surely an r 1 of precedent
that a letter written . i Inmate should
be opened by the authorities, and if this
Is the law the sooner It Is made publio the
"This Is the first time during my experi
ence of nine years aa a poor law guardian
that I have realised that a letter addressed
to an Inmate of a workhouse could be
Pending the reply of the local board the
S note remains In the guardians' treasury.
JAPANESE HONOR AMERICANS
Secretary TaM and Miss Roosevelt
KIOTO. July SO. Secretary of War Taft
and his party spent Sunday morning
quietly. Some of the members of tha
party attended church while the othera
visited the temples. When the party left
at 8 o'clock this afternoon on a special
train for Kobe there was another remark
able demonstration. At the station a great
crowd waited for Secretary Taft and Miss
Roosevelt and began cheering when their
carriage arrived, the ovation continuing un
til their train eturted. The band played
the national anthem and "Auld Lang Syne"
as the train left the station.
KOBE. July SO.-Secr tary Taft and his
party arrived here at 6:40 p. m. this even
ing from Kioto. They were the recipients
of an enthusiastic welcome from the gov
ernor and the mayor and city officials and
usseinmea thousands. Amid a display of
oay nreworks the party proceeded to the
water front, where a short reception was
held. Secretary and Miss Roosevelt were
given a number of presents.
The steamer Manchuria will sal? aC 10
o'clock tonight for Nagasaki.
Captatn Robert H. Noble. Third Unite!
States Infantry, military aide to Governor
General Wright of the Philippines, officially
met the secretary of war and his party
(Inlet Snnday for President.
OYSTER BAT, N. T.. July SO.-The presl
dmit, accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt and
several of their children, attended the
morning service at Christ Episcopal church
tndav. No official visitors were received
by the president. The calls made by neigh
boring relatives and friends were entirely
Farrls ( iu tp Today.
JEFFERSON CITT. Mo.. July SB -The
second trial of Senator Frank H. Farrls of
Steelvtlle on the charge of having accepted
a brllie for his vote en the so-called 'slum
bill" in the legislature. Is (docketed for
hearing tomorrow in the circuit court.
Senator Farrls arrived today and atatsd
a Inst ha a a ran it ir sas la tri. L
NEBRASKA LAND IS OFFERED
Quarter Mi'lion Acres for Homestead Entry
in Fnll Section Lota.
BOGUS SOLDIER FILINGS SOON LAPSE
After Middle of August Lars Amount
of less Covered by Them Will
Be Open to Filing; by
Bonn Fide Settlers.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb., July .-(Spe-clal.)
North Platte Is looking for another
land opening and consequent Inflow of
homescekers. In the middle of August. At
this time about 100 sections will be thrown
open for one-section homesteads. The land
embraced within this opening Is no doubt
the best of the land to be thrown under
the privileges of the Kinkaid, or W0-acre
homestead act. It lies In Lincoln, Keith
and McPhersm counties, most of It being
In Keith and McPherson.
At the time of the opening of February
14 last the cattlemen, who were acquainted
with the land better than anyone else, got
an agent, named Phlletus H. Wlnterstein,
to secure from old soldiers powers of at
torney to file on land, and about 100 of
these were secured. The filing was that
of a soldier's declaratory statement, which
gave the soldier the right to make a regu
lar homestead filing within six months
and reserved the land for this purpose.
The postofflce addresses of these soldiers
showed that nearly all were residents of
soldiers' homes, and that undoubtedly
Wlnterstein went to said homes and se
cured the authority to file -from the sol
diers. At any rate at the time of the open
ing Mr. Wlnterstein got In line and took
a number and then got In line again and
again, until his last number was at the
rear of the column of homeseekers, wait
ing to get their filings. He had method
with him, for his employers had mapped
out for him the lands which he was to
cover, and he filed repeatedly one after
another of these soldiers' declaratory
statements. He was not the only one who
did this, but he filed more than all the
othera put together. These cost but $2
each, and were surely cheap rental of the
government land for the season of 1906. In
some cases nearly whole townships were
covered, and because of their familiarity
with the country they got the best land
before the honest homeseeker, who was
a stranger In the county, could And out
what was the better location on which to
These declaratory statements expire Au
gust 13. 14 and 15, and a small number dur
ing the next few days after these dates.
A special agent of the government has
been here looking up frauds with refer
ence to these cattlemen and within the
last two weeks about five In this locality
have been located and will be prosecuted
by the United States government. These
will be charged with fence-inclosing of gov
ernment land. It is likely that more prose
cutions will follow. Mr. Chambers, a spe
cial deputy, until a few days ago was In
this city making Investigations, and the
prosecutions of H. B. Reed and the Miller
brothers of McPherson county Is the re
sult. The. government attitude will have
a wholesome Influence on , those who have
been practicing the frauds, not only In
fence-Inclosing but In fraudulent use of
the soldier's declaratory atatement rights.
Quite a large number of those who made
entry In February of this year moved on
the land at once, and aome have In good
crops of potatoes, corn and small grain,
and are stocking their sections with cat
tle, building homes and actually and In
good faith making the land their homes In
The following statement, taken from the
report of the United States land office at
North Platte of July 1, 1906. shows the
amount of land vacant and subject to entry
In each county In the North Platte land
This acreage Includes the land covered
by the soldiers' declaratory statements,
which expire August 13, 14 and 15, at which
time all of It will become subject to entry.
Anyone who Is married and the head of
a family, or if single, over' the age of 21
years, Is entitled to take a homestead.
The filing fee Is 114. Anyone who has
had a homestead but disposed of It before
the year 1090 has rights to a full section
under this law. Anyone who has had a
quarter-section since 1850 may take enough
to make a whole section.
MAN GOES BYJPARCELS POST
Resident - of Gnernsey Makes Novel
Test of the British Postal
LONDON, July 80 (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) The difference between the par
cels post system of this and other countries
was forcibly Illustrated this week by a
human "postal parcel." Henry Turner of
Guernsey determined to test the resources
of the postofflce. He wanted to go to the
neighboring Isle of Bark and he presented
himself at the Guernsey postofflce as a
parcel. He was accepted after paying the
fee of Ss lOd and a messenger was dis
patched with him. He was duly delivered
with punctuality at hla destination.
ELECTORAL SCHEME FOR RTSSIA
Class Representation to be Rllml
laated aa Far ns Possible.
ST. PETERSBURG. July 30.-The follow.
Ing are the principal points of an electoral
system approved by the ccuncll of minis
ters for the proposed national assembly.
The aim has been to elaborate a scheme
eliminating as far as possible class repre
sentation. The only classes excluded from
the franchise are soldiers, persons under
the age of 25 years, foreigners, women, gov
ernors and vice governors of provinces, pre
fects and police authorities, nomads and
persona deprived of civil rights.
For St. Petersburg. Moscow and eighteen
of the larger towns there will be a system
of electoral colleges numbering 10 mem
bers. . For St. Petersburg. Moscow and
eighty other towns these members will be
elected by electors of the first degree, com
prising owners of land and house property
exceeding 11, 500 In value, the electors In
the case of 8t. Petersburg, Moscow and
1.600 other towns to Include also the hold
ers of patents and paying specified taxes
with no distinction as to religion.
For the provinces a similar system of col
leges will be elected by voters of three
categories, namely, land owners, electors of
other towns than the' before mentioned
large towns. and representatives of
peasants. Here also property qualification
la required of 76n and similar tax qualifica
tions. The elections will be by secret ballot and
an absolute majority la required.
LIGHTNING HAS A "BUSY DAY
Six People Killed and
Injnred In the; Vicinity of
NEW TORK. July 30. During a thunder
storm of terrific Intensity which passed
over New York this afternoon Ave persons
were struck by Jlghtnlng and instantly
killed, and nine-were seriously Injured at
the Parkway baths, Coney Island. At the
same time' one man was killed and three
others prostrated at Gravesend.
GEORGE DUNWOODIE. Buffalo.
JACOB FRANKEL. Manhattan.
ROBERT F, WABCH, Bronx Borough.
CHARLES BENNERLE, Brooklyn
FRANK BENNERLE, Brooklyn.
HENRY R A NS WHITER, Brooklyn.
Mary L. Curley.
Isaac Raafe, and wife.
Daniel McAuIny. all of Brooklyn.
The Intense heat of tha morning attracted
a great multitude to the shore resorts, and
late in the afternoon, when the storm blew
op from the westward, the Parkway beach
was thronged with bathers and spectators!'
The rain descended In torrents and hun
dreds of men, women and children sought
shelter under the big bathhouse, which Is
elevated on plica above the sand. The
lightning was Incessant and terrific thunder
claps shook the bath house to the terror of
the crowd huddled together beneath It. The
bolt struck the flagntaff and grounded In the
very thickest of the crowd. Nearly fifty
persons were prostratfd and the rest,
screaming with terror, rushed out Into the
storm. Those who hod. remained in the
water were panto-strlcken and fled In all
directions, not daring to enter the bath
house, which appeared to be on fire. Am
bulances were summoned from all the
nearest hospitals and on their arrival five
persons were found dead and nine uncon
scious under the bath house. The bodies
of all were scorched by the electric fluid.
The nine Injured were removed to a hos
pital, where It was said that some probably
Many persons less seriously hurt were
taken home by friends. A slight fire In the
bath house was quickly extinguished by
About the same time Henry Ransweller
was struck and killed while sheltering
under a tree at Gravesend beach and his
son William, with John Apple and Daniel
McCauley, were rendered unconscious.
Lightning struck at various points In the
city. A store In Flushing avejiue, Brook
lyn, was burned and a car In Sixth avenue,
Manhattan, was set on fire, but the occu
pants escaped unhurt. The electric light
and the telephone wires In Bellevue hos
pital were struck several times, extinguish
ing al lthe lights and causing much alarm
among the patients.
BROKEN AXLE WRECKS TRAIN
One Man Killed nnd Several Injured
on the Santa Fe
CHICAGO, July 30.-A i.roken axle of a
wheel of the amokr.g ttr-t caused the
wrecking of the California special on the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad at
LeMont last night when one tnan was killed
outright, four persons fatally Injured, and a
score of other passengers received severe
injuries. .The Identity of the man killed is
still In doubt, but he Is supposed to be
John Grugire, an Italian laborer of Sunny
side, Utah. The fatally Injured are:
William McVeagh of Jollet, 111., right arm
crushed and later amputated. Right side
and lex crushed.
H. U Moody of Cleveland, Okla., skull
Ancrott Glbronnani, Italian, badly crushed
and burned by lire that was started In the
coach by the wreck.
Unidt'iitined Italian laborer, skull frac
tured and chest crushed.
Among others injured, but whom It Is said
John Daly of Chlllleothe, Mo., employe of
the Santa Fe railroad.
John Baftronl. Italian laborer.
Mrs. T. E. Thomson of Su Paul, Minn.,
head and face cut by glass.
A. C. Kennedy of Bloomlngton, 111,
crushed by wreckage.
The man who. was killed was found pin
ioned down by seats which had fallen on
him. He was crushed beyond recognition,
but a paper found on him indicates that he
was John Grugire of Sunnyside, Utah. The
injured were taken to Jollet where they are
being taken care of In the hospital of that
GERMAN ENGINES IN DEMAND
Locomotives Made In Berlin Are Sent
to Sonth Amerlcn nnd
BERLIN, July 30. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) German locomotive works
have received orders from South America
and Asia amounting to at least $.".6o0,0n0.
The "locomotives must be delivered before
the end of the year. The trade journals
exult at the success of the German ten
ders, which In each case were In com
petition with tenders from British firms.
The Prussian state railways . are ex
perimenting with German built locomotives
designed to maintain a speed of seventy
five miles an hour for long distances.
REJECT OFFER OF GREAT BRITAIN
Zionists Decline to Settle In Sonth
BASLE. Switzerland, July 30. Fy an
overwhelming majority the Zionist con
gress this afternoon decided not to accept
the offer of Great Britain of a tract ot
land In East Africa for the formation
of a Zionist colony.
A special sitting of the congress was
called for 9 o'clock last evening for the
discussion of this subject, four orators
supporting and four opposing Great
Britain's proposition. The debate lasted for
over six hours, and President Nordau
eventually suspended the sitting at dawn,
owing to the tumultuous scenes.
The sitting was resumed at noon today,
when the committee having the matter in
hand presented the following resolution:
That the Zionist congress maintains the
firlnclple for the foundation of the colony
n the Jewish fatherland. Palestine, or In
that vicinity. The congress thanks Great
Britain for Its offer of African territory,
the consideration of which, however, is
terminated, and hopes that Great Britain
will continue to aid In the solution of the
The resolution was adopted by a large
majority amid loud protests from the so
cialist section, the members of which left
the building. The sitting was concluded
with enthusiastic cheering.
A second session of the congress was
held today, calm prevailing throughout.
President Nordau requested Mr. Greenberg
to convey the thanks of the Zionists to
the British government for its East African
offer. Mr. Leon, In the name of the Amer
ican delegates, proposed a vote of grati
tude to tho memory of John Hay, who
"so often lent assistance to the Jewish
The new statutes of the Zionists will
come up for examination at tomorrow's
IIARRIMAN ORDERS SHOPS
Expresses Surprise , that New Buildings
Have Not Been Erected.
PUTS IT Uf TO LOCAL HEAD OF ROAD
Hamate Showers Compliments on
General Manager Mohler and Sn
perlntendrnt McKeen for Their
Management of Affairs.
"Why, what does this mean? I thought I
told you a year ago to go ahead and build
some more new shops here. I didn't know
you were still running along without those
In this commonplace manner, as If he
might have been talking about building a
chicken shed. E. H. Harriman good
naturedly upbraided General Manager
Mohler and W. R. McKeen, Jr.. superin
tendent of motive power and machinery of
the Union Pacific when he visited the ahops
Saturday. The great railroad magnate had
Just been showering compliments upon Mr.
McKeen for his wonderful success with
his motor cars and really seemed much
surprised that the additional buildings had
not been made to the shops.
This Is taken as. final evidence that the
Union Pacific shops, built under the ad
ministration of President Burt, are con
sidered Inadequate and will be enlarged
without much delay.
"Here, don't drive on that grass! Be
careful where you' are running this ma
chine." exclaimed Mr. Harriman to the
chauffuer of "Dick" Klmball'a Stevens
Duryea auto, which bore Mr. Harriman,
with Mr. Kimball and Mr. McKeen through
the shop yards.
Mr. Bart's Pretty I.nwns.
"That grass" was one of the little plots
laid out by Mr. Burt, In which the late
president took such pride. Mr. Harriman,
who thinks Mr. Burt did not go far enough
Into the future in building the shops, ad
mired the grass very much. .
"It's nice to have these pretty green plots
here where all these men are tolling and we
cannot afford to run our autos over them."
He took occasion to compliment Mr. Mc
Keen very highly on the neat and business
like way in which the shops and shop
grounds are kept, and he also thought the
shops were doing splendid work, but were
Mr. Harriman, therefore, has put up to
local heads of the Union Pacific the build
Ing of the new headquarters and the en
largement of the shops. For he said, when
asked about the new headquarters, "It's
up to Mr. Mohler. He has charge of that
Just how soon plans will be laid for the
erection of more shop buildings Is not
known, but It Is believed that Mr. Mohler
will do his best to give Omaha larger shops
and a new headquarters building without
any unnecessary delay.
EN ROUTE TO UINTAH OPENING
Many People Alrendy on Hand to Reg;,
later for the Lnnd
DENVER. July SO. United States Land
Commissioner W. A. Richards, who spent
the night In this city, left today for Grand
Junction, Colo., one of the towns selected
for registering applicants for homesteads
in the Uintah reservation, Utah, which
has been thrown open to settlement. Com
missioner Richards will superintend the
registration and brought with him twenty
four government clerks to aid In the clerical
work. If any additional help! Is needed It
will be secured on the ground. The work
of registration will commence on Tuesday
next, and reports from Grand Junction Indi
cate tha. many persons have arrived there
Word comes also that the eastern rail
roads have sold several thousand tickets,
with Grand Junction or other registration
points as the destination, and It Is thought
that when the registration books are opened
a goodly number of aspirants for land in
the Uintah reservation will be In line for
the formality of recording their names.
In a printed Interview Commissioner
Richards is credited with saying that while
there was plenty of good land In the reser
vation the amount had been exaggerated.
He stated that compared with other reser
vations opened to settlement the Uintah
land was not so good. He declared em
phatically that everybody, regardless of
color, religion or anything else, would be
given an equal show. Commissioner Rich
ards was unable to say when mineral lands
In the reservation would be ready for entry.
OUTSIDE SALOONS RAIDED
Louis Police Busy Enforcing; the
ST. LOUIS, July 30. Three squads of St.
Louis police conducted Inspection tours
through the districts over the county line
from St. Ixmls where are located the saloon
and beer gardens, and raided several, mak
ing a number of arrems on charges of
violation of the Sunday saioon closing law.
Several saloons that were suspected of In
fraction of the law were visited by officers
In plain clothes, who found that liquor
was being sold, and when the uniformed
police arrived and found the saloons closed
tight the proprietors were arrested on In
formation furnished by the plain clothes
At one saloon near Delmar garden, Ser
geant Hickman, commanding a squad of
police, noticed upon arriving that a man
leaning against the side of the
saloon pushed a button. The place
aeemed closed, but Sergeant Hick
man, acting on ' his suspic
ions, pushed the sentinel aside, forced
In the door and found the saloon filled with
persons drinking. The proprietor was taken
Into custody. ' '
About a dozen saloon keepers were ar
rested and all were taken to Klrkwood
where they were admitted to bail before
Justices of the peace. Officers were
stationed before the saloons to see that they
were nolt again reopened.
PRINCE L0UIS IS COMING
Arrangements for Visit of British
Admiral to America Are Being;
LONDON. July SO. (Special Cablegram
to The Bee. According to the arrange
ments planned when Prince Louis of Bat
tenburg visits America this summer In
command of the second cruiser squadron,
the British men-of-war will proceed to
Annapolis, and hla royal highness and the
officers will be the guests of the superin
tendent of the naval academy. One report
haa it that a dinner will be given In his
honor by President Roosevelt. Sir Morti
mer and Lady Durand will also entertain
the prince during; bU stay la America,
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Pnrtloni Taeaday Fair and Warmer.
Tempera tare nt Omaha Yesterday I
Hoar. lies. Hoar. Dra.
An. m 1 p. m ?M
a. m S 8 p. m T
T n. m t S p, m ...... MO
n. m tlH 4 p. m
n. nt Tl ft p. m
to n. m T.I A p. m "I
11 n. tn Tft T p. m N'
13 m T7 N p. m T
9 p. m 73
ENVOYS TAKE A DAY OF REST
Only Secretaries Rosy Aronnd the
Headquarters of tha
NEW YORK, July 30 Baron Komura,
the Japanese peace plenipotentiary, and
Baron Kaneko, the Japanese financial agent.
both of whom are Harvard graduates, went
to Peeksklll today, where they visited some
friends of their college days.
Work at the headquarters of the peace
commission was not entirely suspended,
however, as several of the secretaries con
tinued their labors with the dispatches and
mall. Some of the suite spent the day at
the various resorts near the city, while
others visited friends.
Dispatches announcing that Corea, like
China, would protest against a treaty of
peace In 'Which it was not consulted, were
called to the attention of Almar Sato of the
commission and all he would say was that
the time for any of these protests to be
made was after the negotiations had been
concluded. "No one," said he. "has any
business before the commissioners but
A number of Japanese newspaper corre
spondents are In the city. Several came
with Baron Komura's party. Among those
In the city today it Is the. decided opinion
that when peace Is declared Japan, having
become a world power, will elevate her
ministries In the capitals of the powers to
embassies. All agreed that It was the un
derstanding In Japan that If peace Is de
clared at the coming negotiations Baron
Komura would become a count, which car
ries with It In Japan a gift of a large sum
of money, and that Minister Takahlra
would be elevated to the rank of an am
bassador. KILLING ENDS SALOON ROW
William Rollins, Colored, Shot by Jo
seph Koslowskl, n Bar
tender. The third killing which has taken place
In the saloon of John Roth. Twenty-seventh
and L streets. South Omaha, occurred last
evening about 10:45, when Joseph Kozlowskl,
the bartender, shot and killed William
Kozlowskl was placed under arrest and
the body of his victim was taken to the
Brewer undertaking rooms. Kozlowskl
maintains the killing was done In self-defense,
stating, that the colored man at
About 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon Rol
lins came to the saloon for a can of beer
and had some chips from the saloon with
which to pay for It. Rollins wanted 20
cents worth of ber. but had only two
chips and Insisted that the barkeeper give
him the same amount of beer for the two
chips as he would for four. This he re
fused to do, and Rollins went away, mak
ing threats at the barkeeper. He evi
dently became more angered as the day
grew and about 10 o'clock last night came
back to the saloon and renewed the quar
rel, which became more and more fierce,
and Koslowskl pulled a revolver from be
hind the bar and shot Rollins. ,
Joseph Koslowskl Is white and about 35
years of age. Rollins Is colored, 28 years
old and boarded with Mrs. Jones, 819 North
FLOODS BURSJ RESERVOIRS
Several Lives Lost and Great Damage
Is Done to Prop
erty. BKIUUEFURT, Conn., July 30. Loss of
life and Immense damage to property fol
lowed the bursting of reservoirs north of
this city as a result of the unprecedented
fall of rain early today. The precipitation
which atrucK across Connecticut last night
and this morning 'reached a total of seven
Inches. The dam at Ward's mill at Easton,
went out at 2 o'clock tms . morning, send
ing a great body of water down through
the town of Trumbull. In a short time the
dam at the paper mill reservoir broke.
There was no warning to the people who
lived on the banks of what la usually a
small water course. The house occupied
by John Lesco, his wife and several chil
dren was picked up by the flood and carried i entertained that It may !e controlled. Uo
a mile below. The Lesco family was 1 ti'''''" the aanltary work done by the au
asleen at tha time and nil war. ,!... ,, I thorltles In the neighborhoods containing
asleep at the time and all were rescued oai)f.B of the disease, the citizens generally
after a perlloua Journey. Brn engaged In ridding the city of the yel
A house occupied by Michael Moran wa
hurled against the Berkshire bridge and
smashed to kindling wood and It la believed
that Moran was drowned. Police and fire
men went to the rescue and saved several
In North Bridgeport the water swept
against the Barnum avenue bridge and
wrecked it Just when an Ice wagon waa
crossing It. In the wagon were William
Kowieskl and John Starkln. The wagon
and horses were swept away and Kow
ieskl waa drowned. Stantln waa able to
INJURED MEN DOING WELL
ns Cases Holding; '
nnd Others Are Re.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., July SO.-The report
from the hospital tonight Is that Muller
and Hallett, the two Bennington men
whose condition Is moet serious, are hold
ing their own and that the rest of the In
jured are doing well.
The following bulletin was given out to
day from Admiral Goodrich's flagship:
Commodore Stevenson reported to Ad
miral Goodrich yesterday afternoon for
temporary duty with the Pacific squadron
aa president of the court of Inquiry. As
soon as temporary machinery (wrecking
an! flushing i vjs.p and a lighting system)
Is Installed, the Bennington will lie moved
out Into the stream and anchored, prob
ably Monday. The Fortune returned to
Mure Island yesterday.
Captain Phelps has reported for duty as
member of the court of inquiry. The court
Is now completed Commodore Stevenson.
Captain Moore.. Captain Moody, Judge ad
vocate. Movements of Ocean Vessels July an.
At New York Arrived? Umbrla, from
Liverpool and Queenstown; Parisian, from
Glasgow and Movtlle.
At Liverpool Arrived : Etruria, from
New York, via Queenstown; Ike Cham
plain, from Montreal; Mongolian, from
Montreal, via Movllle.
Al Boulogne Arrived Nordam. from Rot
terdam, for New York.
At Ixmdon Sailed: Minnehaha, for New
At Queenstown Stilled- Lucania, from
Liverpool, for New Vork.
At Dover Sailed : Grwf Waldersee. from
Hamburg, for New York via Boulogne.
At The Lizard Passed: Kroonland, from
New York for Dover and Antwerp; Min-
etonka. from New York for London. -
WAR ON YELLOW JACK
Hew Orleans Authorities Maiing Yigoroni
Tight on Feter,
TWENTY-SEVEN NEW CASES REPORTEC
Three Deaths for Day, with Total of Tiftj.
Eeren to Date,
STATEMENT FROM CITY WEALTH OFFICER
Disease Discovered First in Crowded Italian
PROMPT STEPS TO CHECK THE SPREAD
Federal, State and Local Authorities
Medical and Business Men Art)
Intted, with Plenty of
Money for Campaign. ,
NEW ORLEANS. La.,
cases reported up to 6 p. m.
Total cases to date
Deaths to date
Total foci 41
Though this was Sunday the work of sani
tation, fumigation, oiling and screening
went on Just the same, and will continue
dally until the city 'has been thoroughly
screened and made mosquito proof. Tha
record for today shows little change from
that of yesterday, except In the reduction
of the number of deaths. Tlie decreased
number of new foci Is also again a source
A new complication was discovered today
when Superintendent Surran of the Nev
Orleans & Northeastern railroad announced
that two passengers who had remained the
required length of time In the Slldell deten
tion camp and sought admission Into
Mississippi, had been turned beck. If the
Mississippi health authorities now refuse
admission to holders of certificates of de
tention Issued by the Marine hospital ser
vice, It will result In the government
abandoning those camps, and then travelers
will have to either stay here or go to points
In the north and east and spend tan days
before they can return to Mississippi.
The location of the Louisville & Nashville
camp has not yet been secured, but Dr.
Guiteras hopes to get In communication
with Adjutant General Fridge of Missis
sippi, who Is In charge of the state quar
antine on the gulf coast and finally arrange
the matter. The Mississippi troops are
now doing guifrd duty on the coast.
Health Authority Statement.
City Health Officer Kohnke, who Is In
Immediate charge of the situation in the
city and who has been subjected to- somo
criticism from various sources, today gave
out the following statement, which shows
how the authorities handled the Infection
as soon as it was discovered:
The first Intimation of yellow fever In
New Orleans was had on July 13, when
two physicians reported two cases of Ill
ness resembling yellow fever, which eases
were submitted to the president of tha
State Board of Health at his office. The '
health officer of . the city was summoned
Immediately, and the 'cases reported, one
being already dead at the time. They were
by him considered for sanitary purposes,
actual yellow fever, and the premises were
treated accordingly; that Is, the disinfec
tion. The diagnoses of these cases being
judged a matter for later consideration, .
the health officer Immediately Instituted
an Investigation of the neighborhood sus
pected of infection and this Investigation
disclosed evidence pointing to prior cases
In the same neighborhood!.
Among: the Italians.
All measures were employed agalnat yel
low fever infection wherever suspicion
pointed. Jn a few days It was learned that
several squares were Infected apparently
to a degree justifying the fumigation of
every house for the possibly existing In
fected musquito. The neighborhood op
erated on Is almost wholly inhabited by an
Italian population, many of whom are con
nected with the handling of bananas and
the unloading of auch cargoes from fruit
ships arriving from central American ports.
Every means were employed, from soft
persuasion to brutal force, to reach In
fected places, and the wholesale fumigation
was in progress during a period of ten dajrg
or more, during which period an autopae-
demonstrated the nature or tne a 1 sense
which must have begun st some time dur
ing the second half of May.
From the Infected nelghburhood. At vary
ing times residents removed their domi
ciles to other sections of the city, and in
thlB way cases of the dtseuse developed In
persons infected not only In the Italian
district, but residing In other districts at
the time of the appearance, of the first
symptoms. Today there are a few cases In
persons not connected In any known way
with the infected district, and all cases of
the disease known to exist are Isolated and
subjected to the proer Pleasures of preven
tion based on the mosquito law of yellow
Check the Spread.
The snread of the disease has not been as
, great hs was at first feared, and hope la
low fever mosquito ny tne oiung or water
surfaces and the fumigation of dwellings.
the object of this being to render barren
of yellow fever Infection the sections at
present containing no cases of the disease.
Quarantine methods against fruit vessels
have been mode more stringent to prevent
the Introduction from Central America and
the fruit ports generally of additional yel
low fever Infection. A fund of money of
practically unlimited amount has been
guHrsuteed and is being furnished to the
health authorities who are assisted by of
ficers of the public health and Marine hos
pital service, representative members of
the medical society and representatives of
the monled Interests. The situation Is
recognized as one offering an opportunity
for the people of New Orleans to demon
strate their willingness, determination and
ability to care for yellow fever after Its
Introduction, and no effort of energy or ex
penditure of money Is spared to attain suc
cessful results. Ho far as Is now known,
no Infection lias occurred from the caxes
outside of the Inffcted district, and organi
zation will. It is thought, be so complete
in a short while that the stamping out of
any such secondary Infection Is not un
likely. The Impression that the authorities with
held Information as to thfe extent of In
fection is occasioned by the necessary de
lay incident to the investigation upon the
result of which the official report Is baaed.
Reply to Vardamaa.
President Souchon of the Slate Board of
Health has also taken cognizance of Gov
ernor Vardanian's comments about eva
sion and dissimulation and today gave out
the following statement:
I most emphatically deny the assertion
made by Governor Vurdanian of Mississippi
that I knew there were a great many
cuses of yellow fever In New Orleans be.
fore th announcement of the fact was
made. The assertion Is false and erra'lu
and quite In keeping with the well known
temperament of Governor Vardaman. The
first rase came upon me like a boll of
thunder from a clear sky. I had not heard
of rumors. As soon as I had seen four
suspicious cases, which all came to my
knowledge within four days, 1 wrote the
following lelter and sent the following tel
egram to Dr. Hunter of Mississippi, Dr.
labor of Texas. Dr. Sanders of AlalAme
ml Dr. Wmsn of the marine hospital
Dr. Souchon then quotes his letter and
telegram notifying them of tha presence
of cases presenting symptoms of yellow
This forenoon, in response to the call
of Dr. Souchon. a conference was held to
discuss freight and pahsenger regulations.
No representative of the other states waa
, prent except Dr. Baxter of tte Ttnns-
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