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EIGHT DIE 01' FEVER
Spread of Yellow Ferer Continues in New
Orleans Twenty-Light New Cases.
PREPARE FOR SYSTEMATIC FIGHT
Citiseni Pledge Fncd to Pay Expenses of
Marine Hospital Work.
ONE DEATH N NEW YORK HOSPITAL
Viotim ia William B. 8mhh,Pantryman
from Steamer Advance.
DISEASE CONTRACTED ON THE ISTHMUS
Of the Three Caees DUrovered In Sew
York lour Have Originated In
eir Orleans Other Men
NEW ORLEANS, La.. Aug. (i.-Fovcr re
Dort no to t p. in.;
New cases ',??
Total rases to date
Deaths , 8
Tota' to da'e '
New sub-foci -.
Total sub-foci to date
The fever situation today is a great im
provement over the. middle of the week,
and the (act that there are only two new
sub-foci, one up town and one down town,
la a source of special encouragement. An
effort Is bslng made to determine the num
ber of casea of tevcr under treatment and
allowing ten days, which Is a liberal esti
mate for a patient to either recover or die
It Is figured out that there are now 233
casea under treatment.
The marine hospital service has not yet
assumed control of the local situation, but
it la expected to do ao tomorrow. The
conditiona precedent to their assumption
that the citizens of New Orleans pledge
themselves to put up $250,0110 to defray the
cost of labor and material, has been met
and Burgeon White Is in momentary ex
pectation ct receiving the formal order
from Burgeon Goneral Wyman to take
City Pledges Funds.
President Roosevelt and Surgeon General
Wyman have both been wired by-the
citizen's committee of New Orleans that
all the funds the officers may acquire out
ilde of its stated expenditures will be sup
plied by tho people of the city. This action
waa taken at noon by a meeting of the
finance comm'ttee at the Bt. Charles hotel.
It followed the news from Burgeon White
that Burgeon General Wyman had asked
or a definite statement of the financial
Intentions of the people, and had himself
given a statement of what the marine
hospital expected to do with the funds.
This telegram waa sent to Burgeon Oen
"The citizens of New Orleans pledge
themselves '.o secure and furnish all the
funds neoMHtary to pay. the expenses which
your services may Incur for labor and
iraterlala In dealing with the situation
here. Thla in accordance with Dr. White's
telegram to you."
The citizens' committee has addressed
the following appeal to the citizens of New
We respectfully ask your earnest at
tention to the telegram from Surgeon
General Wyman of the I'nlted States pub
lic health and marine hospital service. In
which are expllaned the conditions under
which the service will assume charge of
the fever situation. As immediate action
was Imperative, Mayor Hehrman agreed
at once to these conditions and In your
behalf wc gave the pledge that you would
contribute funds which might be required
In tne prosecution of the right. The com
mittee has now In hand about $70,000. A
very much larger sum than this will be
needed, and we should be able in a few
dava to place at t lie command of the
federal authorities at least $2.:0,oni. The
state and city can lie counted on to do
their duty, but the Individual citizen must
do his. The city of New Orleans In times
of peril has never faltered, and we appeal
to you to redeem the pledge made by us
In your behalf. Not one dollar of the
"a funds contributed will be expended except
e under the direction of the i'nlted 8tatea
public heajth and marine hospital service.
Surgeon White returned from Gulf Port
and Ocean Eprtngn, where he had gone to
arrange for the Improvement of the camp
at Fontalnbleau, on the Louisville & Nash
vllle road, and stated that he would prob
ably not establish any .camp on the Missis
sippi coast. In view of the attitude of
the people of Ocean Springs and Governor
Vardaman'a expressed determination to
abide by their wishes. The camps at
Blldell and Wyman will be enlarged to
accommodate such travel as would have
one over to a camp on the Mississippi
Chappelle la Holding Hla Own.
Dr. Larue announced that Archbishop
Chappelle waa holding his own and there
was no change tn Ms condition since last
The Btata Board of Health has been ad
vised of two auspicious cases near Bon
Ami, In Calcasieu parish, one of which has
Burgeon Gutterms of the marine hospital
service went to Patterson, St. Mary parish,
to see a case which was considered sus
picious. The last two vessels of the naval brigade,
the Marie and Wolverine, returned to the
city tonight from the Rlgolets. where they
had gone under orders from the governor
to protect the fishermen in Louisiana
waters from the depredations of the Mlssls-
elppl patrol boats. The Incident Is closed
now that the federal government has
charge of the quarantines of the two
states, except for the case of the Tipsey
and the two officers under arrest In St.
Bernard parish, who were captured In
Marine Hospital Takes Charge.
WA8H1NUTON. Aug (.Active control of
the yellow fever In New Orleans by ihe
United States public health and marine
service will begin Immediately. Orders to
that effect were wired tonight to Surgeon
J. II. White, the marine hospital officer
now on dijty In that city. These orders
followed the receipt frem Dr. White today
of a report showing that the citizens if
New Orleans had promised their co-ooera-
tlon In the work to be undertaken by the
federal government and would meet certain
financial conditions Imposed by the marine
hospital service as a preliminary to assum
ing the responsibility.
Anticipating this outcome of the case, Dr.
White had already determined upon ten
tative plans for the woVa In hand. Tin
city will be divided Into wards and each
ward will be placed tn charge of a respon
sible and experienced surgeon of the marine
hospital Service, who will have absolute
control of the locality. Already 8urgeon
General Wyman had given directions to a
number of marine hospital surgeons to pro
ceed to New Orleans for assignment to
work under Dr. White. These are all oftl-
CooUoued on aWconil ac )
COUNTESS .TO SELL JEWELS
Action of IXoihlrr of Hrliitan Kins
. A lennn.
Z. I. - (Speii il Cablegram to
f Tews originating In Paris
the Countess Lonyay. the
lincess Stephanie, Intend
' publicly, has causi d great
rnurt nt Vienna.
re In l nun that the Bale
lip due tn financial embar
,'ounl, ljjinyay, who Is a
"Ian estate itwnrr. has re
ge pun-haw s (if lard. The
, too, rorlves an income
The Pre I
to the rffrc
It I' kno
ran In tin
from the Belgian an well an thr Austrian
The true reason for the Intention of thp
countess to sell her Jewels Is that she has
entirely broken off her relations with lioth
the Austrian and thp Belgian courts.
The rupture Is not. as the Berlin Tagllehe ;
Rundschau states, due to her feelings re- i
girdlnrr the matrimonial troubles of her
sister, Princess Louise of Cnhurg. but is '
the result of the action brought by the '
countess against her father, the king of
the Belgians, in connection with the Inheri
tance from her mother.
Before this action was commenced the
Emperor Francis Joseph requested the
countess to abandon the litigation on ac
count of the public scandal resulting from
The countess not only Ignored the wish
of her former father-in-law, but
hatred of her father made several
When remonstrated with she calmly
asked to be left unmolested, saying the
Austrian court ought to be satisfied If she
kept silence concerning the period of her
marriage with the crown prince. From that
moment all Intercourse between herself and
the Austrian court has been broken off.
To emphasize this breach the countess
now Intends selling all her Jewels dating j
from the celebration of her first marrlagp.
The valup of thp gems submitted to auction
Is not an extraordinary one. the most
precious object probably being the wedding
present of the Emperor Francis Joseph,
consisting of a riviere of diamonds of equal
size and of the purest water. This orna
ment is priced at about $25,000. A string of
pearls, the gift of the Crown Prince
Rudolf, is said to be worth about I12..V0,
while another notable piece is a set of
empralds, the wedding gift of the late Duke
The total value of the Jewels submitted to
auction Is, according to the estimate of
Viennese Jewelers, about !O0 non, while lace,
including tho bridal veil of the former
crown princess, will also be sold, and Is ex
pected to fetch $10,(yv).
Should the Countess Lonyay attempt to
carry out the sale the Emperor Francis
Joseph will endeavor to buy up all the
articles through a Viennese jeweler.
BRITISH QUEEN MAKES SPEECH
Presides at Reorganisation of
British Red Cross Society
LONDON. Aug. . (Special Cablegram to
The Ree. It Is a matter of considerable
curiosity here among those interested In
charitable work and many are wondering
Just how the followers of Clara Barton
will reg.ird the new Bed Cross aoclety Just
organized under tho auspices of the queen
or h.ngland. The official speech of the queen
upon the occasion of the organization, or
rather reorganization. Is as follows:
It has been on my mind ever since the
South African war and I became president
to try and reorganize the Red Cross so
ciety on a more practical and sound basis.
It affords me, therefore, the greatest sat
isfaction to learn that the Red Cross
council has consented to Join hands with
the National Aid soclPtv. founded by thut
distinguished soldier, the late Iird Want
age, under the title, "The British Red Cross
I therefore propose that this new or
ganization shall be based upon member
ship association and the members and as
sociates of the society shall be recruited
from all classes throughout the empire.
The society shall be entirely voluntary,
and. while In touch with the War office
and Admiralty, the society shall be or
ganized and act wholly Independently of
these departments In time of peace, but
naturally, in time of war. It must come
under naval and military control.
I therefore appeal to nil women if h
empire to assist me In carrying out this
great scheme, which ia essential, y a
woman's work, and which is the one and
only way In which we can assist our brave
and gallant army and navy to perform
their arduous duties In times of war.
POOR STATISTICS OF ENGLAND
Large Increase Known In Knmber of
People Aaslated by the
IDNDON. Aug. . (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) According to statistics Just
given out on Jnuary 1 last 932,267 persons
were in receipt of the poor law relief In
England and Wales. Of this number 148,
01S were in London, being an Increase of 11,.
600 on the figures of January 1, 1901. Out
side London the number was 7M.2M. the In
crease In this Instance being 61.639.
The number tn receipt of relief was com
paratively high throughout last year and
the total on January 1 was T.I per cent
higher than up to the previous January 1.
The proportion to the population was 1 la
36, or 27. per 1.000. In London the propor
tion was higher, being 1 In 31, or 31. t per
Exclusive of the insane and the casuals
46.8 per cent of the total consisted of 116,064
families, comprising 378,613 persons. There
was a considerable Increase In the class of I
married couples with children relieved, par-
, . ' . ,,,. . , ' far
iJ Th. tn .l of ,i i. "u,noor
relief. The total rubber of adults returned
as ordinarily ab-bodlea amounted to 131.-
j 6S9, an Increusj of 17 7 per cent; those
classed as not able-bodied numbered 428. 49,
an increase or 3.4 per cent. London had 21.-
649 of the able-bodied paupers, an Increase
of 23.7 ner cent, but the ..!..
was 142 I per cent In Essex, which had 9,163
SERVIAN PRINCE IS LIVELY
Heir Apparent to Throne Has "Duster
Brown" Time at the
BELGRADE. Aug. (.-(Special Cablegram
to The Bee.)-Ma)or Levasaur. the tutor
of the crown prince of Servta. has resigned
o-?:ng to his royal pupil having made the
I vc to hot for llln'' R'"'ntly the prince
lei the major a mad gallop In the country
during which the major fell from his horse
and seriously injured his arm. I-ast week
the prince engaged In a fencing bout with
the major, who la an excellent swords
man, and made such an effective onslaught
that he disabled him. The next day in
apite of ( the major's protests he Insisted
upon fighting again. The tutor thereupon
handed In his resignation to King Peter.
The people of Servia are expecting lively
doiiigs wuen the prince takes an establish
ment of his own on hj eighteenth birthday,
this month. He says he will start a racing
stable and that he will buy a mator car.
King Peter has up to the present time
withheld a motor car for rcaauns of prudent.
RIOT IN CHINESE THEATER
One Faction Kills Leaden f Rival Organ
, ization in New York Playhouse.
THREE KILLED ANO SEVERAL INJURED
Men Armed with Hftnlvfru Fire on
Marked V let I ma Joat After (nr.
In Rlare Man) ArrriU
NEW YORK. Aug. fi.-As a result of, a
Initio between members of the big Chinese
societies In the Chinese theater In Dover
street tonight, three Chinamen were killed,
two others probably fatally wounded and
many others Injured. When the police
succeeded in breaking up the riot they had
arrested more than enough inhabitants of
h" Chinese district to fill the Elizabeth
street and other police stations in the
vicinity. According to a report made by
'he police the Hip Sing Tung started the
trouble and selected the Chinese theater.
which Is seldom visited by the police, 1 as
the most favorable scene for operations.
The theater holds about 4U0 people, and
on Sunday night is crowded with visiting
celestials from all other metropolitan dis
tricts. When the bill was begun the thea-
ter was packed. A short time later. In
the buck of the building. Hip Sing Tong
i members appeared with 44-callbre re
volvers concealed beneath their flowing gar
ments. Suddenly, as the actors on the
! stage reached a climax In the play, there
was a loud explosion, quickly followed by
several others in the front of the theater.
near the stage. The actors fled In terror
and the audience surged as far as it could
toward the rear, where several of the
Hip Ring Tongs began an Indiscriminate
fusillade Into the throng. It developed
later that the first explosions were made
by huge firecrackers. Finally in des
peration, the audience charged on the men
with the revolvers and. bearing them down,
got to the one exit which was open. There
they fought desperately to reach the
The first explosions had started the
quarter, and as the theater crowd poured
Into Doyer street tho tenement houses,
filled mostly with Chinese, hut with a
sprinkling of white people, and In a few
minutes Chinatown was a scene of the
Mock Duck, alleged to be the leader of
the Hip Sing Tong, was arrested. Accord
ing to statements made by Chinamen to
the police, he instigated the affair and
remained outside the theater, having sent
Into It the men who did the shooting,
with orders to wait in the back of the
house until a confederate in front set off
the big crackers, when they were to pick
off certain designated victims. Tills, the
police say, is exactly what took place.
After the arrest of the men found In
the headquarters of the Hip Sing Tong In
the Bowery', the detectives continued to
make arrests of Chinamen, until more than
thirty were In custdy, two of the men
arrested In the Hip Sing Tong quarters
were taken to the hospital, and It Is ex
pected were identified by the wounds aa
having done the shooting.
SENATOR FARRIS ACQUITTED
Jury In Case of Mlaaonrl Official
Charajed with Bribery Hetnrna
Verdict of Kot Guilty.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Aug 6.-Stato
Senator Frank H. Farris was today ac
quitted by a Jury In the circuit court on a
charge of bribery In connection with a bill
Introduced at a session of the state legisla
ture in 1901 to repeal the statute prohibit
ing the use of alum in the manufacture of
baking powder, commonly known as the
The Jury retired to consider a verdict at
9:36 last night. The first ballot resulted
eight for acquittal and four for convic
tion. The same result continued on sub
sequent ballots and the Jury was locked
up for the night at 11:30 p. m.
At 10:26 this morning word came from
the Jury room that a verdict had been
reached, and Judge Davis convened a spe
cial session of court to hear the result.
The acquittal was greeted with cheers by
tho friends of Senator Farris and the lat
ter was warmly congratulated.
The trial had lasted for a week, the prin
cipal testimony for the state being that of
Former Lieutenant Governor John A. Leo,
on whose testimony before the grand Jury
indictments were returned against Farris
and former State Senator C. A. Smith.
It was arranged today that the applica
tion for a change of venue In the case of
Smith be withdrawn, as It Is regarded that
the acquittal of Farris precludes the possi
bility of a conviction In the Smith case, as
the charges In each Instance were Identical.
The Smith case will be taken up before
Judge Martin and It is announced will be
dismissed by the state.
RIOT IN CAMP MEETING
Negroes Near Grounds Quarrel Orer
Crap Game Two Men Killed
and On Seriously Hart.
BMTRNA, Del., Aug, . An early morning
riot this morning among negroes at
Friendship camp meeting near Clayton re
sulted in the death of George Jackson of
heart, and John Pierce of Mount Pleasant,
Mlddletown, who was shot through the
I who received a bullet In the back. William
i m .
I " " "v"4""
the Delaware A Chesapeake railroad, close
to the camp meeting grounds. A dispute
1 rOM "nd revo,ve" were brought Into
I VY- When officers reached the battle
ground they found Jackson dead. Pierce
was removed to Clayton, where he died
tonight. John Knapper of Portsmouth.
Va., Arthur Adams of Sea ford. Del., and
two other negroes were locked up, charged J
with being participants In the fight. Two
revolvers and a razor were found on
Knapper. Guy declares that Knapper shot
MORTON'S NARROW ESCAPE
Automobile la Which He Is Riding
Strikes Hear End of Street
NEW YORK. Aug. 6 Paul Morton, presi
dent of the Equitable Life Assurance so
ciety, and Mrs. Morton, had a narrow es
cape from serious injury tonight when
their automobile ran Into an Eighth avenue
car at Forty-fourth street. Mr. and Mrs.
Morton were on their way acro.3 town;
with two friends whom they had met at
the Pennsylvania railroad depot, when, In
attempting to avoid a southbound car, the
wheels slipped and the machine struck the
car a glancing blow. The conductor was
thrown from the platform and slightly
hurt.- and the automobile was temporarily
disabled, but no further damage was done.
WAR SCANDAL IS GROWING
IHaclnanrra In llrltlsli Hearing Mn
(anae Downfall nt the ton.
LONDON. Aug. ti .-(Special Cabli gram to
The Hee.)-Dcspiie nil that has been said
and done regarding the war stores scandil
It Is hinted that the'e are ilkely to be
suiptl.-es in store and that the scandals
may yet i au4e ihe downfall of the const rv
atie government. It Is said that the ranil-
l flcatlons of some of Ihe "grafting ptac-
tlces" may be as far leaching and as wide
extended as the mi-i ailed Equitable Life
Assurance society scandal in Ihe I'nlted
It Is said that some of the persons Im
plicated though feal'. of no Importance
In the win Id of politics or of business,
being "small fry," threaten that In the
event of not obtaining satiafa.-tlnn they
will Infpeach high government cfflclals for
gtoss carelessness and for lack of business
precautions which made them mere tools
in the hands of unsci upulous business
Officials Interested in firms or Individuals
are stated to have fclvcn Indirect orders
to deal with certain people, and it Is
Alleged fhnt MvlHuna In m i it h, Ht t- hnvp AC-'
cepted brlbs. It is also likely that the
case of noncoiiunissioned officers with
large bank accounts will be gone Into. It
will further be urged that the supply
branch of the army service corps is totally
unfit for a great war, as it has been re
duced to a mere specialized branch, largely
governed by transport and Infantry offi- I
cers who have no expe t supply experience.
The very small number of efficient supply ,
men were worked off their legs In South
Africa and very often were under officers
totally Ignorant of supply work, who
would not or could not refuse supplies
which their Juniors of the supply branch
had condemned In this way coarse food
and rotten stores were not only sent to
the troops, but were accepted by those
who if properly qualified would have re- ,
jected them. It Is suggested that the sup-
ply branch of the army should have a
thorough knowledge of the world's markets ,
and that capable agents ehould be ap-
pointed who in time of war would be re-
sponsible for getting supplies from con
tractors whose Integrity beyond doubt.
Such a scheme would piobably cost $.710,000
a year, but li war times It is believed it
would result In the saving of many mil
lions. ACCUSES BRITAIN OF PLOTTING
German Jfewapnper Snys Eirnhnd De
sires to Annex the Island
BERLIN, Aug. 6. (Special Cahlegram to
The Bee.) The Relchshote publishes a
leader blaming England for the condition
of affairs in Crete. England, It Is al
leged, means to secure another posspsslon
In the eastern Mediterranean, probably
Suda bay. It. is no longer In awe of any
effective opposition from Russia. Italy Is
said to be practically Its ally In Mediter
ranean politics, and France Is mesmer
ized by Morocco. England is probably the
prime mover In recent events on the Island
of Crete. It has secretly arrangecf mat
ters with the leaders did given tlem a
free hand on certain conditions.
"This," says the Relchshote, "is Eng
land's way to utilize the embarrassments
of other states to Its own advantage. The
mandate of Prlnre George is In force until
the end of tho year. What will then hap
pen? England Is master1 of the situation
in southpastprn Europe, and should It go
forward decisively, yet circumspectly, a
situation will be created disadvantageous
not only to Russia, hut to other powers
with Interests In the Mediterranean. Eng
lish diplomacy works ceaselessly, restlessly
on the chessboard of the world," says the
Relchshote, adding, "diplomatists of the
other powers hardly know what 'weltpol
lt lk is. They should learn It from these
ORANGEMEN ARE DISPLEASED
ot Like Action of Balfour
Withdrawing; Irish Redistri
DI'BLIN, Aug. . (Special Cahlegram to
The Bee.) The withdrawal of the govern
ment's resolution in favor of redistribution
has provoked some Irish unionist criticism
of Mr. Balfour, who. It Is thought, should
have been better prepared to meet possible
difficulties of procedure. His announce
ment that the redistribution bill will not
be abandoned Is received, however, with
satisfaction, and Irish unionists now regard
It as an Important step forward that the
government Is definitely committed to a
policy of electoral reform. The unionist
press hoiee that tho bill will benefit from
the discussion produced by the resolution.
The nationalist press rejoices at what It
chooses to call the discomfiture of the gov
ernment by Mr. Redmond, but admits that
tho danger of redistribution has merely
been postponed for another year.
At a Lambeg meeting of Orangemen
Colonel Wallace, the grand master of Bel
fast, declared that a redistribution bill
ought to be passed as soon as possible to
wipe out the gross misrepresentation of
lrela d In Parliament.
MUTINEER IS A MODEST MAN
Man Who Led Revolt on Knlas ro
te in k I d e Heartbroken at Ills
VIENNA. Aug. 6 (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) After reading the description
furnli-hed by a correaponden of the Neue
Freie Presse regarding Matcuchenko, the
ringleader of the Potemkine'a mutineers.
j one is almost tempted to fall In love with
the man and Indulge In , hero worship.
Among other things the correspondent of
the Neue Freie Presse, says:
This "bloodthirsty" mutineer possesses
the naivete and the smile of a little child.
In his eyes you may read the melancholy
of the ateppes and the dreaminess of the
woods He never speaks of his aged
mother, who lives in a small Russian vil
lage without tears in Ills eyes Hp pre
seiited every member of the Poteniklne's
crew with a sovenlr. and was heartbroken
at the failure of his plans.
EVENING TRAINS TO VOLCANO
Vlaltora at Naples Are Given Oppor
tunity to See Veauvlus at
NAPLES. Aug 6-(Special Cablegram to
months since the bursting out of lava
The Bee It is now more than two
began on Vesuvius, and it has never o ased
flowing more or less abundantly since
,h,n. forn a large rMg, vn ,h, iiJo
of the big cone and the accumulation of
materitl at the bottom ia enormous.
On mild nights a trip up the mountain
to see the glowing lava Is very attractive,
and an evening train is running to the
lower stations for sightseers to pass the
night, returning tn the murniiig to Naules.
STATEMENTS DO NOT AGREE
Reports of Strike on alortbern Railway!
Are at Wide Variance.
OPERATORS SAY SITUATION IS FAVORABLE
Hallway Oftlrlala say Men Are Return- I
Ina to Wos In I n me Number
and that Trouble ia Prae
ST. PAI L, Aug. 6. There continues to be
a wide variance between the officials'
Etnti nietits given out by the officials of the
miking operators and those of the North
ern Pacific and Great Northern roads. The
officials of the roads claim that the strike Is
practically at an cni. and that twelve
hours more will see Its finish, that strikers
aie applying for their old positions and
that new men are being constantly em
ployed: that regular trains arc on scnedule
time and freight being moved promptly
On the other hand President Perhain said
to the Associated Press tonight thai the
situation as reported to him Is more favor
able to the operators than it has been at
any stage of the strike and that he is
confident of victory. He denies that there
lias been any further deflection since re
ported yesterday in tne Idaho division and
that twenty men had been sent to "pull
out" the operators who had went to work
on that division. He admitted that the
company was sending strike breakers west,
but not In such large numbers as the com
pany alh gcd. These men. he averred, were
being hired under false pretenses, and thut
as soon as they became cognizant of the
state of q.ffalrs the majority of them
would quit work and Join the strikers.
Reports Ynrda Blocked.
According to Mr. Perliam the statement
that trains were being run on schedule
time and lhat freight was being handled
were incorrect, and In substantiation of
this statement he exhibited reports from
various chairmen on the western division
showing that perishable freight was being
refused and that in ninny cases the yards
were blocked an I little or no freight was
being moved. One report stated that the
Anetta line of the Great Northern In North
Dakota was blocked up and that only one
freight train hail been run since the strike
began. Only one night office was said to
be open between Mlnot and Wllliston, N.
D., on the Great Northern.
At the rnlon depot It was reported that
the North Coast limited on the Northern
Pacific, due here at 2:20 p. m., was seven
hours late, while the Twin City express on
the same road, due at 7:40 this morning, ar
rived two hours late. The Great Northern
roast train arrived on time this afternoon,
but the trnln due at 10:40 had not been re
ported, the depot people stating that they
had no wires working further west than
Trains on the Winnipeg division of both
roads, as well as local trains, were re
ported moving on practically schedule time.
Says All Tralna Are on Time.
Tonight General Superintendent Slade of
the Great Northern Issued the following
Paramount positions are rapidly being
filled pn ull divisions, These positions repre
sent a small proportion of the total number
and arrangements are being made to fill
those remaining with competent men. Th
new men will be checked In as soon as
transfers ran be made by our auditors.
Traffic Is moving absolutely under normal
conditions, nud all reports are being sent
to headquarters over our own wires. Pas
senger trains are' making schedule tlmp or
bpttpr and all freight Is bplng promptly
moved. There Is no accumulation of curs
at any of the terminals.
General Manager H. J. Rein of the North
ern Paciflo reports a similar state of af
HONORS FOR TAFT'S PARTY
Parade at Mnnlln This Mornlnar with
Ten Thousand Men and Fifty
Floats In Line.
MANILA. Aug. 7. A large spectacular
parade was held this morning In honor of
the visit of Secretary of War Taft and
porty. Ten thousand men were In line, In
cluding military, marines, sailors, indus
trials and thirty provincial delegations.
There were fifty floats and eighty bauds In
line. The parade was three hours passing
the reviewing stand. , I
Secretary Taft, Governor General Wright,
Major General Corbln, Rear Admiral Train
and Miss Alice Roosevelt and the resident
foreign representatives weie In the review
ing stand. Two floats bore fountains of
ylang-ylang and other floats were pro
fusely decorated with flowers.
At 3 p. m. Secretary Taft received a com
mittee of sugar planters, wno spoke of the
sugar Interests of the Island.
At 8 o'clock Governor General Wright
held a public reception at Malacanan pal-
FUTURE PLANS FOR CONGER
Rumor that He Is to Remain In Wash.
Ington as Adviser to President
on Chinese Questions.
MEXICO CITY. Aug.. s.-A rumor was
set afloat on the departure of American
Ambassador Conger for the I'nlted States
that he would not return to his post here,
but might remain in Washington, possibly
as advisor on the Chinese questions now
become uppermost, and on which he la
recognized as an authority on account of
his seven years' service at Peking as Amer
The general wish among Americans here
Is that Minister Conger will come back,
as he has In a very brief time won the
good will of all classes In Mexico.
MURDERER IS IDENTIFIED
Man Who Ran Amnek on an Alton
Excursion ruin Is Eugene Tike
bTau of llopedale, 111.
LOI'ISIANA, Mo., Aug. 6. The man who
killed Marion Warner of Becor, 111., yes
teiday morning on a Chicago & Alton ex
cursion train has been Identified as Eugene
Plkeman of Hopedale, 111. Plkeman says
that he recently returned from the Philip
pines, where he served In the army and
he was on his way to Join the army again
when the tragedy occurred.
Root lalls Newfoundland.
ST. JOHNS. N. F.. Aug ti Secretary of
State Elthu Root, who Is now salmon fish
ing on the east coast of Newfoundland,
will arrive here on Tuesday to remain a
week before proceeding to Lubrador to
view the ellipse of the sun. It la under
stood that he will hold a conference with
the colonial ministry respecting the Bond
Hay treaty with the view of effecting a
compromise ahich will prevent the enforce
ment of the bait act and grant the colony
the fishery advantage of the American
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair and Warmer In Kat Portion.
Temperatnre at Omalia ratenlnvt
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ACCIDENT IN WYOMING MINE
Two Men Killed anil lx Srrlonaly
llurt l Fall nt Coal nt
SALT LAKE CITY, I'tah. Aug. .-A
special to the Tribune from Cumberland.
Wyo.. says that two men were killed, two
severely injured and six otrWs slightly
Injured In an accident at mine No. 1 of the
I'nlon Pacific Coal company.
The seriously injured are Joseph Corrl
gan. back broken: Frank Sahella. bnck
broken; Thomas Evans, John Miller and
William Wilcox and three others were
slightly hurt. AH of the Injured were sent
by special train to the hospital at Rock
The mines were working but a small force
of men at the time of the accident. There
was some coal overhead that was consid
ered unsafe. The men had Just fired a
blank, shooting a quantity of It down, nnd
had started to shovel It into cars when an
other section of coal fifteen feet long,
eight feet wide and ten Inches thick fell
from above, crushing tho men to tho
Sellers wns about 32 Wrars of age and
leaves a . wife and five children. Anderson
was IT years cf age and leaves a wife and
two small children.
ELECTRICAL STORM IN EAST
Man Killed by I.lahtnlna nt Dnbola.
Pa. Pnrta of Philadelphia
DI'BOIS Ta., Aug. fi. During an elec
trical storm that passed over Crenshaw,
a mining village about ten miles north of
this place, this afternoon the freight station
of the Pittsburg, Shawmut Northern rail
way wns struck by lightning and Joseph
Hire, aged 20. was Instantly killed; Steve
Rendus, aged 18, wns fatally Injured and
Leonard Eckard, Gilbert Short and Frank
Moloney were seriously Injured. They
were shocked and burned about tho head
PHIL. i.PHIA. Aug R. An unusually
heavy thunderstorm passed over this sec
tion early today, doing considerable dam
age. More than two Inches of rain fell
within a period of an hour amT"a half.
Sewers In some parts of the city were
unable to carry off the water and streets
and cellars were flooded. In the north
eastern part of the city two houses were
undermined nnd collapsed, probably fatally
Injuring John Hanhacker, aged 73. His wife
was also hurt. Four other persons who
were In the houses had narrow escapes
from death. The stWYi dirt considerable
damage In southern New Jersey.
TRAIN STRIKES STREET CAR
Child Killed nnd Fifteen Persona In
.J n red In Grnde Crossing; Accident
CLEVELAND, O., Aug. fi -The fast
Pittsburg flyer. No. 5fA on the Cleveland
& Pittsburg railroad, crashed Into an east
bound St. Clair street car at 9:30 tonight,
killing a child Instantly and fatally In
juring six people, while fifteen others sus
The accident happened without warn
ing, as the conductor hod Just crossed the
railroad trarks to see that the line was
clear and had thrown a safety deraller
switch to permit the car to pass. The
headlight of the train was not visible, nor
was Its rumbling heard until it was but a
short distance from the crossing. The con
ductor let go the deraller switch In time
to throw the rear truck of his car off the
track, but not In time to prevent the front
end from being struck and the car hurled
around until It stood parallel with the rail
Tho car contnlned forty passengers, who
were bound for their homes and amusement
resorts along the car line. Only a few es
caped uninjured and they were persons oc
cupying the rear of the car.
BLUEBEARD INCUDAHY CRIME
Anonymous Letter Chnra-ea Brooklyn
Man with Aiding; In the
NEW YORK, Aug. 6. Inspector Cross got
a letter In a disguised hand today. In
which the writer makes the declaration
that Frederick E. Carlton, the accused
Brooklyn Bluebeard, was Involved In the
kidnaping of the son of Edward Cudahy
of Omaha, five years ago. The mysterious
correspondent declares that Carlton wrote
a letter to Mr. Cudahy offering to restore
the hoy to him upon receipt of $500.
'Of course there may not bs anything
In this letter," said Inspector Cross, "but
I am not going to take any chances of
missing valuable Information, and I have
sent detectives to Investigate." i
When Carlton was seen at the Jail he
would only say: "I am surprised that
they have not Indicted me for the assassin
ation of Grand Duke Berglus."
LYON WILL SUCCEED CARNAHAN
Kansas Man Appointed Temporary
Commander Inlformed Rank
Knights of Pythias.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind . Aug. -General
Joseph H. Lyon of Leavenworth, Kan.,
has been appointed temporary major gen
eral of the uniform rank, Knights of
Pythias, to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of General J. R. Carnahan. The
appointment was made by Charles E.
Shively of Richmond, supreme chancellor
and comm inder-in-chlef of the uniform
rank. Knights, of Pythias, and was an
nounced at a conference of officers of the
order held here. General Lyon Is western
passenger agent of the Missouri Pacific
railroad. The permanent appointment of
a major general. Mr Shively said tonight,
will be made In the next sixty ditys.
Movements of Oeran Veaaela Auautt i.
At New York Arriv ed : i'nlted States,
from Copenhagen; Columbia, from Glas
gow; l.n liascoitfiie. from Havre.
At I Jlasgow Arrived ; ( ul.-d'ir.lu, from
At Southampton balled: Friederlch der
Gosse for New York.
At Queenstown Sailed: Etruria for New
At Dovi-6Uied; JLroiiland for Xiw
FOG DELAYS SHIPS
Envoys Will Not Be Abln to Pegin Nego
BOTH PARTIES STOP AT NEYvPORT
They Exp?ct to Reach Forlsmoiuh Some
WITTE ABND0SS WATER ROUTE
He is Not a Giod nilor and Prefers Travel
COMMENT OF RUSSIAN NEWSPAPERS
i:ery Movement of the Envoys Is
I losely Followed and rtunl fnl
of eaolltit lona Anxiously
NEWPORT. R. 1 , Aug. ((.-Instead of ar
riving at Portsmouth on Monday the ves
sels placid at the disposal of the Russian
and Japunese pence delegations will proba
bly not reach that city before Tuesday
morning. The ships arrived off Newport
late this afternoon and the converted
yacht Ma.vllower with M. Wltte and
Baron li n came Into port. After a stay
of nearly five hours M. Wltte lett for
Elision on a special train at 10 p. m. He
decided to remain In that city until tomor
row morning and proceed to Portsmouth
by rail. Huron Rosen returned to the
Commander Cinneron Mc-R. Wlnslow of
the Mayflower, the flagship of the squm'
ron, Issued Instructions tonight to defer
sailing until tomorrow. The vessels will
therefore be unable to reach their destina
tion before Monday night or Tuesday
At 1 o'clock this morning the squadron
encountered a dense fog and anchored
ten miles off New London. The fog did
not lift until 1 p. m. today, when Com
mander Wlnslow signaled "Assemble off
Newport was reached about 6 p. m. The
Mayflower entered the harbor and ' M.
Wltte nnd Huron Rosen, accompanied by
Commander Wlnslow nnd two secret ser
vice officers went ashore. This modifica
tion of tho original program was decided
on at the luncheon nt Oyster Bay on Fri
day, when M. Wltte confessed to the
president that ho was not a good sailor,
and preferred to make at least half the
trip to Portsmouth by mil. The president
readily assented to changes, and gave
orders that a private car lie In waiting at
Newport today. A fog prevented the Rus
sians from catching a train which would
take them to Portsmouth tonight. It was
eventually decided to proceed to Boston
and go to Portsmouth tomorrow.
Sqnndron Anchors for Maht.
Commander Wlnslow signalled the dis
patch boat Dophlln, which has the Japa
nese on board, to enter Newport and leave
for Portsmouth tomorrow. Tho vessel
came into the harbor shortly after 7 o'clock;
and anchored for the night. The squadron
will probably get under way tomorrow.
The flan is to steam slowly and reach
Portsmouth Tuesday. When M. Wltte
reaches that port he will go on board the
Mayflower and will be received by Admiral
Read, commandant of the navy yard.
The trip Irom Oyster Bay to Newport
was uneventful. After breakfast this
morning. Third Assistant Secretary of State
Pelrce, who Is on board the convoy, pre
paid messages of greeting for M. Wltte
and Baron Komura, which Captain Cutler
j of the Galveston, sent by wireless telegraph
to the Mayflower and Dolphin. Replies
came later that both missions had a com
fortable night and were enjoying the trip
thoroughly. As the Mayflower got under
way this ev?nlng, M. Wltte, who stood
on the bridge with Commander Wlnslow,
doffed his hat to the Galveston and waved
a hearty greeting.
After dining at Commander Winslow'a
cottage tonight he was accompanied to
the station bv that officer.'
Third Assistant Secretary of State Pelrce
and Commander Wlnslow held a conference
on the Galveston, late tonight. Both are
disappointed owing to the disarrangement
of the program. Should the atmosphere
clear the squadron will sail early In the
morning and make an effort to reach Ports
mouth before nightfall. It Is probable that
Instead, of going through Vineyard sound,
Commander Wlnslow will take the other
passage, a longer route. Mr. Pelrce has
notified Rear Admiral Read and Governor
McLane of his change of plans. Baron
Komura sent his secretary ashore to send
cablegrams advising Toklo of the reason for
Wltte Reaches Boston.
BOSTON, Aug. 6 M. Wltte and party
arrived here from Newport at 11:40 o'clock
tonight, and was Immediately driven to
the Hotel Touralne. It Is expected the
party will leave early tomorrow for Ports
mouth. Accompanying M. Wltte and
Gregory Wilkein, was a. financial agent Of
the Russian embassy at Washington and
two secret service officers.
Comment of Roaalna Press.
ST. PETERSBl'RO, Aug. 7.-12:10 a. m.
The morning newspapers appear to ba
tiring of commenting blindly on the possi
bilities of the Portsmouth peace confer
ence, but the movements of M. Wltte and
the others are followed closely and with
interest by the people In the dally papers
and they are awaiting actual news of the
negotiations with anxiety.
The Novoe Vremya declares that Rus
sia s internal troubles will be ended with
the introduction of a representative gov
ernment. Russia, It says, wishes peace,
but peace Is necessary to Japan.
COLORED BAPTISTS IN LONDON
Delegates to Convention Attract At
tention and Show Interest ia
IjONDON. Aug. . (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) of the 3,000 delegates repre
senting 7.("i ' Baptists In all parts of
; the world In attendance upon the Baptist
world congress it Is probable that fifty
i colored men from the I'niteil States at
! tracti-d as much attention as all of the
i other delegates combined, and of the I.OUQ,
delegates fully 50 of them aere from Amer
ica. The delegates representing the Afro
American churches -nt a considerable
portion of their time in seeing London.
If the colored delegates were Interested
In Ijmdon. Umil' n was equally Interested
In the colored delegates: What seemed
to surprise and Interest them the most
was tie fact that they were entertained
In the homes of the white Baptists of Lon
d m -a new experience to most of them.
They keenly enjoyed the sensation of rid
ing in an omnibus or in a railway rai
that everyone uses, Instead of being com
pelled to travel la Ui special safe tut cob
oi uU uica. "
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