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    The Omaha Sunday Bee.
NEWS SECTION.
PAGES 1 TO 8.
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ERTAIUiISITED JUNE IP, 1871.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1905-FOUIi SECTIONS-TIIIRY-FOUR PAGES.
SIXOLK COPY FIVE CENTS.
CLOSING BALTIC SEA
Sweden Beei Threat in Gon'erenoe ef Czar
and Kaiser on Island.
MAY BAR SHIPS OF OTHER NATIONS
Denmark May Be Peal Object of Germany's
Next Emansion.
SCANDINAVIAN PEOPLE MAY GET CLOSER
Norway and Sweden Might Be Porced to
Again Unite.
PLAN Of STORTHING PLEASES STOCKHOLM
Probabilities Arc that So Further
Ttnhle Will Come Bflwrtn
ilnn. tthlph Will Jow
Formally Separate.
STOCKHOLM. Swerton, An. 19.-f8peclil
Cablegram to The Bee.) Th reports tli.it
Cfrmny and Russia would close the Baltic
aea. Indirectly with the assistance of Swe
Sen and Denmark, with the object of pro
tecting themselves against England, was
at first trented here aa a subject not worth
mentioning. Suddenly, however, the sup
posed project has become a topic of general
discussion.
The German suggestion that the Baltic
ea ahould be converted Into a mare
lausum. accessible only to the navlea of
the powers whose coasts are washed by
the sea, may therefore be said to fore
Ihadow a new alignment In European poli
tics. And coming aa It does Just at tills
time when there Is trouble between Nor
way and Sweden,- It presenta some Inter
tlng complications.
One reason why the project of treating
:he Baltic as a closed sea la attracting un
. isual attention Is found In the fact that
:he British naval visit to Baltic waters
low In progress Is being considered a sort
f counter demonstration to the recent
3erman visit. Newspapers and politicians
Sere begin to regard It as a political dem
onstration of thet first Importance, which Is
calculated to counterbalance. If not to out
relgh, the Impresnion created by the recent
ictlvlty of German squadrons In the sea
nnder discussion.
The air of proprietorship with which dur
ing the last few weeks the German navy
has been arranging receptions for Itself
off the Danish and Scandinavian coast has
been observed with somewhat mixed feel
ing at Copenhagen, at Stockholm and at
Christlsnla. The Imperial meeting In the
Gulf of Finland between the czar and the
kaiser belongs In a sense to the same cate
gory. How Imperative and how Impressive
the appearance of British ships In these
waters Is may well be gathered from the
fact that no sooner mad the newa of this
cruise on the part of the English channel
fleet become known than the agitation was
started In Berlin by a couple of chauvenlst
Journals.
Sweden's Plata Peculiar.
The Battle has been facetiously atyled
"the Jumping- off place" for the admirals
of the Atlantic It Is difficult to under
stand.' outside of the mere politics of the
matter, what Interest Sweden could have
In being condemned to a tete-a-tete In the
Baltic either with Germany or Russia.
Denmark, If under the obligation of closing
the sound and the great and little belt
would expose Itself to an attack by the
English, which would place Its Insular
territory In tholr hands. It would risk more
In assuming those new obligations than In
strictly fulfilling those Imposed upon it by
Its present Independent position. Russia,
which has nothing to fear from a British
fleet for the broken coast line of Finland,
would have no great Interest In tying Its
hands and Indirectly consenting In advance
to an Invasion of Denmark by Germany.
At the same time It begins to appear here
to the students of diplomacy as though
the Mediterranean was not a sufficient field
for the operations of German enthusiasm
and energy. There are those, however, who
regard the entire matter as a ballon d'Mi
A by Prince Bulow te ascertain the present
direction or diplomatic currents. Germany
might almost succeed in closing the Baltic
If It were to complete the absorption of
Denmark and to Impose Its suseralnty upon
Sweden.
Cables TroaMe Kaiser.
Unfortunately for himself, the kaiser In
Ms attempt to create the Baltic Into a sort
of Black sea seems to have omitted the
cables from his calculations. The result
has been that his diplomatic Juggling has
been quickly discovered by the powers con
cerned. The German plans which, succeeded
so admirably In ltfTO have been frustrated
by the mora modern and more rapid
methods of communication. The schemes
of the kaiser have been made known to all
of the chancelleries shortly after they were
propounded, and have consequently been
rendered Innocuous. The attempt of the
kaiser to place a prince of his house upon
the throne of Norway failed because of
premature publicity. The recent conference
with the caar suffered because of the
hurried counter movements on the part of
the other nations of Europe.
As a result of all this discussion and of
these attempts to drag Norway and Sweden
Into this closed sea controversy It is pos
sible that the two Scandinavian nations
will be driven together and obliged to rdupt
at least some common means of oftVnse uhd
defense. This union of the two countries,
possibly not under a single ex-.-cutlvi. but
connected by some form of treaty or al
liance might have been brought about u
the near future In any event. Possibly the
movements of the German emperor In refer
ence to the closed sea have only predpi
tated matters. England, which Is frk-udly
to Sweden, which will be shown by1 the
coming of the channel fleet, may be relied
mpou to use Its good offices with Norway.
rafaruuduiu was one of the two alternai
tlva methods suggested by the specUl
committee of the Swedish Riksdag of saving
the Norwegian people an opportunity of
manifesting their will clearly and categor
ically on the subject of union. The other
was the dissolution of the present Storthing
and a general election. The Norwegian
took the shorter and less combersome
method. A general election In th present
temper of the Norwegian people would
probably hava made very little difference
In the composition of the 8torilinif.
As to Xorweglaa Vote.
The Norwegian government therefore has
not allowed Itself to be Influenced by the
purely academic argument that the Norwe
gian constitution does not provide for a
referendum. In their acceptance of the
8wedlsh suggestion and In their ihoce of
the method of putting that suggestion
Into effect the Norwegians have taken a
position which will make It easier for the
two nations to co-operate In the event of
necessity or In emergency provldtd they are
tnensced by outside foes.
The Swedes on their side have been fairly
(Continued oa Sixth Pag-)
GENERAL BOOTH'S NEW PLANS
Will Take Peeper Interest In Colonial
Settlements and Preach on
Motor Tour.
LONDON. Aug. 19.-8peclal Cablegram to
The Bee. (-General Booth has returned
from Austrslla greatly improved In health.
He wns too busy Immediately after his
arrival to submit to any Interviews, but
after going over the reports showing the
progress of the Solvation Army all over
the world he finally consented to talk for
publication. Asked regarding his Austra
lian tour he said:
'Throughout my Journey in Australia I
was -deeply moved hy the way I was re
ceived by the people, from the ministers
of the government to the humblest cltliens.
I was struck more than ever by the vast
rtess of the British empire and the extraor
dinary amount of good that the empire
does, particularly in founding those mag
nificent colonies where people can start
life anew away from the dense population
of the towns. I agree that the empire Is
doing a vast deal of moral good, but con
sidering Its extent and Influence, I do not
think that It does one-half the good that
It should."
"What are your views on Mr. Rider Hag
gard's lda of self-supporting farm colonies
fop-providing employment?"
"I agree with what Mr. Rider Haggard
says. It Is what I have been advocating
for years. I consider it is the best thing
to place the surplus population of the
towns In settlements In the colonies. Tt
would be for the advantage of all, because
the colonies need labor. But you must be
careful what people you send out. The
people must be suitable to the work. They
must be honest and ready to face hard
ships. The thing to do is to get a grant
of land and snd a number of men out to
prepare It. Then when It Is ready you
send out your colonies by detachments. I
would charge each settler for his land,
the amount being determined by the man's
means. This sum he would pay hack by
Installments extending over a number of
years. If It Is done In this way It Is bound
to be a success, morally and financially."
"Mr. Rider Haggard points out that a
considerable loss was Incurred over some
of the Salvation Army farm colonies In
America."
"That Is true. The loss was due to the
fact that the settlers were not charged
enough for their land. The officer In charge
was far too generous. I Intend to take
the matter In hand again myself, for there
Is absolutely no reason why any money
should be lost."
"What would you do with the submerged
tenth?"
"That class of men must be taken In
dividually and studied. It Is very rarely
that you come across a man without a
single good point. I should try to find a
good point in each Individual and develop
It. Once that wan done the rest would be
comparatively easy. I should not on any
account send such a man as that to a farm
colony.
"In sending the capable men away from
the country, would you not reduce the labor
market and Increase wages?"
"Not to any great extent, because there
are always fresh people coming along"
"Could not the scheme of farm colonies
be applied to England?"
. "Certainly it could. There is no reason
why the waste land and unoccupied lands
should not bo u.ed in this way. Fbr those
who are sent to other countries I do not
see why the government could not lend us
a couple of troop ships. Within the last
few months 3,060 people have been sent to
Canada by us. From the governor general
down we have been complimented upon the
frC,"'' J'18 peopl and their adapta
bility to the land."
Jat th6 Wea of lhe nPW mtr tour
which you are now planning?"
rJonU ?biCCt " l PreaCh th9 P" tO
m I, vaV "eVer "een "d wh
me only by name. I shall visit all classes
of people and all kinds of towns. I shall
preach at some cathedral towns and a
great many manufacturing centers. I want
a revival to go along."
TALK IN NEW LANGUAGE
-Esperanto" Champion, from Many
Lands Are Mow Holding- Con.
entlon In France.
PARIS. Aug. 19.-8peclal Cablegram to
The Bee.)-Boulogne-sur-Mer is being in
vaded by a new language, delegates from
.nor-T QUarte.r of tho earth gathering
there for one of the most interesting con
ventions ever held. They come from every
country In Europe and parties are already
arriving from India. Japan. Canada and
New iSealand. There are hundreds of these
delegates, and they are able to converse
In a common tongue, although they may
not know a single word of each others
natural language.
The vehicle for ,he communication of
bought Is "Esperanto." the International
language Invented by Dr. Zamenhof. a phy
sician of Warsaw, during his fifteen years'
Incarceration in a Polish prison for a po
lltlcal offence.
In the Esperanto language the congress
.tself I, referred to . "Cnlversala Kongre"
en Boulogne-.ur-Mer. sub la presldo de
Dro. Zamenhof." which, such i, ,he m
pllclty of the language, explains Itself even
to an Englishman.
At the congress all matter, connected
with the youngest language of the world
will be discussed, its shortcomings will be
as far aa possible remedied and new words
and phrases added after weighty consider
ation. One point which Is being made by the
enthusiastic followers of Dr. Zamenhof is
that the development of telegraphs and
telephone., especially wireless telegraph
and the future development of wireless
telephone, will make the Esperanto lan
guage an absolute commercial necessity
during the next few years. U u claimed
that the war between Russia and Japan
would never have occurred if the people
had possessed a common language
GERMANS CAUSE COMMENT
Actios
In Morocco I. at Liked
by the People of
France,
PARIS. Aug. 19.-Special Cablegram to
The Boa.)-The Temps atalea that theie Is
reason for surprise at the news from Keg
regarding German commercial successes In
Morocco. Whatever importance attaches to
the success of German industry at Tangier,
It is certain that the hostility displayed to
the German mission ceased on the signing
of the agreement of July 7.' After the
signing of this agreement It was most
natural to suppose that the suspense with
regard to commercial rivalry between the
two nations would end. In conclusion
Temps sas:
"lesterday tier many spoke of work, now
It speaks of loans. Does Germany seriously
think that the dividing of Morocco will as
sist in the amicable adjustment of affairs,
or does it wish to prejudice .the questions to
be placed before Ui confarena
ZIONISTS IN DOUBT
Death of Dr. Eenl Prates Oreat Lom to
Jewish Society.
MEETING AT BASEL SHOWS SOME FRICTION
Only Effect to Keep 8tbjct Alive as
a'atter of Interest.
SULTAN OF TURKEY MAY SELL PALESTINE
Hone of Returning to Holy Land Lies in
Moslem Ruler.
NO HEAD OF ORGANIZATION CHOSEN
Movement Born of Ireyf-
End with Xothlnsr .ed
Since Ofte- -n
LONDON, Aug .9 (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) The chief result of the recent
Zionist congress at ( Basel has been the
keeping of the proposition before the na
tions of the world. The rejection of the
offer of the British government of the land
necessary for a Zionist settlement in Brit
ish East Africa has had the effect of pre
venting anything specific being accom
plished In the near future. To those who
have studied the subject, not from the
point of view of the Zionist, but from the
point of view of the statesman and the stu
dent of public affairs. It appears as though
the objections to British East Africa were
religious and not climatic. The report of
the committee of Inquiry, composed of
Major Hill Gibbons, Prof.. Kaiser and Dr.
Wllbuschewltch, the engineer who went to
East Africa Inst year to make the Investi
gation locally, was unfavorable to that
scheme. But there Is no doubt but that the
life of the Zionist movement Is found In the
desire of the leading Hebrews of the world
to once again acquire Palestine.
It has been suggested thst the sultan,
who has held the Holy Iand against Jews
and Christiana, might not he proof against
the power of gold. Palestine Is of no par
ticular value to him from a religious or
sentimental point of view. It might
strengthen his hold upon Constantinople
and Turkey In Europe to surrender Pales
tine to the Zionists. And It Is thought that
enough money could be raised from the
wealthy Hebrews of the world to accom
plish what the sword could not do wrest
the Holy Land from the Turk. ,
(location of Leadership I'nsettled.
Not even the question of a successor to
Dr. Herzl appears to have been settled by
the Basel conference. Israel Zangwill, the
well known Jewish writer, was prominent
In the proceedings, but he became Identified
with the East African Zionists and they
proved the losers In the contest with tho
believers in Palestine and the disbelievers
in British West Africa. The question of a
leader of the Zionist movement has. really
been open .ever since the death of Dr. Hers!.
For a long time the Zionists have been gov
erned hy the "actions committee," which Is
the executive of the movement and acted aa
a kind of a cabinet to Herri before his
death. At last Dr. Max, Nordau was In
vited to take up the post, but for various
personal reasons, including that of not hav
ing the necessary opportunities for Its
duties, he declined. Eventually, after much
trouble. It was decided to have a commit
tee of three to rule. Dr. Max Nordau, after
considerable persuasion and pressure, con
sented to be one; Herr Dr. Wolfssohn of
Cologne, chairman of the Jewish Colonial
Trust and one of the closest friends of Dr.
Herxl, was another, and Prof. Otto War
burg of Berlin was the third. This cabinet,
however, was practically upset by Dr. Max
Nordau stating that the state of his health
was so unsatisfactory that he must with
draw his candidature aa one of the three.
To accept, he declared, would be suicide,
and not slow suicide. Many there are who
are anxious to have Sir Francis Monte
fiore. who was one of the vice presidents of
the congress, take an active Interest In the
leadership.
Heral a stroag Mun.
In this connection It Is worth while to call
attention to the fact that It Is only two
years since Dr. Theodore Heral died, and in
a movement like the establishment of a
colony In British East Africa or the prac
tical purchase of Palestine from the Turks
time Is an Important ess-ntlal. It is still a
debated question If the society has In Itself
tne strength and power to survive the stas
gerlng blow which It received when Dr.
Heral died. There were men In the move
ment of greater Intellect than he; men
more famed as llterateurs; men better
known In the countries where they were
born: men who had occupied a high place
in the various nations of which they were
units, but In thecomblnatlon of those qual
ities, together with an Iron will, clear per
ception, accurate Judgment of his fellows
and an Intuitive statesmanship, Thedore
Herxl was a glunt over them all. 11a was
Just the figure to fire the Imagination of
the people, and when at the time of the
Dreyfus agitation Jews saw that even a na
tion which hud stood for all that was ad
vanced In thought and liberal minded in
idea had gone mad on racial and religious
hatred; therefore a large section of thorn
commenced to think that the hand of every
one was against them, and that the one so
lution for the Jewish question was a laud
of their own national and spiritual salva
tion. Of course, Zionism in theory the
return to Zion had been a feature of the
Meurew prayerDook for all time. But
whereas In most western countries the
Jews were prepared to pray, and that alone,
for the return, there were few missionaries
who even hoped for Its realisation.
Herxl supplied that. He wrote his' "Jew
ish State," which sketched the life of 1,1.
people In Palestine Zlon under modern
conditions. It was translated Into English,
and the Zionist movement aa It Is known
today waa born and cama Into being. Whilst
the majority who took up the Idea were
those living In Russia and Galicla, there
was a goodly following In England, and In
almost every country, even to the far east;
and In the far west of the world Zionist
societies sprang up. It appeara to the re
turning delegates of the British section, at
least, that somthlng practical in a world
wide forward movement like that of the
reclaiming of Palestine will be necessary
to hold the attention of the nations of the
world. It may be possible that something
practical can be done for Jews fleeing from
persecution of Impossible conditions of ex
istence, particularly In view of the legisla
tion which is putting restrictions upon Im
migration Into the various countries. It la
quite generally admitted, however, that the
program of the establishment of a mere
"city of refuge'' is not a program large
and daring enough to continue to fire the
hearts of tha Zionist aodetles all over the
world
LEMONS ARE! NOW SCARCE
London Finds Prices Bnarlna. as the
Pnhlle Desires Cool Arid
Drinks.
LONDON. Aug. 19.-(Ppecial Cablegram
to The Bee.) The Americans are being
blamed for a corner on lemons Just at a
time when the lemon would naturally flnl
Its greatest use In the country, the quan
tity being strangely decreased, and It Is
feared that the cry of "Three lemons a
penny," will not be heard agnln until the
heat wave has gone and hot weather
drinks are In the making.
A good lemon now coste from H4 pence
to 2 pence. The luscious "lemon squash"
Is a thing unattainable If due regard Is
made to economy, and this Is the time
whn the bulk of the Italian crop should
arrtve.
A Covent Garden dealer in an interview
said:
"I can hardly remember when things
were worse. Only 800 to l.iym cases, on an
average, arrive here dally, while we ought
at this time to have at least 2.onr cases.
t'P to the end of May the quantity Im
ported was abnormally large, now It Is
abnormally small.
"During May, for instance, 1.77S hundred
weights of lemons arrived, as compared
with 1.10 in 1904 and 7W In W3. For the
first five months of the year no fewer than
9.9M hundred weights were placed on the
English market, as compared with .5T0 and
7,204 hundred weights, respectively, for the
two preceding years.
"A large part of the supply that we
ought to have received was diverted across
the Atlantic. At the same time the Italian
export began to drop off. the crops for thn
most part being failures. For cases, each
containing thirty doiens. the usual price
of which was from 8 shillings to 11 shill
ings, we now have to pay from $5 to ?5
shillings. Messina and Palermo lemons
have gone up considerably in price, and
Neapolitan from 27 shillings and 32 shillings
a case to a; shillings and 41 shillings. Of
course this has had the effect of Increasing
the price of Spanish lemons, which up to
the present time seldom have exceeded 7
shillings to 9 shillings per case. Now they
are worth from 11 shillings to IS shillings.
"My own opinion, though here I differ
from most of the lemon dealers of London,
Is that we will not have a lemon famine
in England. I do not believe the prices
will go to figures greatly higher, at the
same time I do not think there will be a
great drop In the figures for some time to
co mo." ,
FIND EARLY BRITISH REMAINS
Two Skeleton, with Dronse Orna
ment. Two Thon.and Year.
Old Are I'nearthed.
LONDON, Aug. 19.-(Special Cablegram
to The Bee.)-A discovery of unusual anti
quarian interest has recently been made at
Leagrave, near Luton, where two skeletons
said to be quite 2,000 years old, have been
found. By the nature of the bones and the
quantity of bronae ornaments found with
them the skeletons .are believed to be the
remains of two female persons laid to rest
In late Celtic times, the mode of burial be
ing typical of that period. Both bodies
were In a doubled-up position, with heads tp
tho west. Some worknvn were engaged in
excavating a trench for the purpose of
carrying a water main to the nurseries of
-u.i d. ai leagrave. When at the
depth of about thirteen Inches from the
surface they came across the first batch of
bones, some of which were in a remarkably
good atate of preservation, especially the
skull and teeth, although they were much
discolored by contact with earth. Fifteen
feet farther away the workmen dug up
the remains of the second body, which was
in a similar attitude to that which they
had already unearthed, save that It was
lying on Its right side Instead of the left.
In this case the remains were more de
cayed. The discovery gave rise to much curiosity
and an antiquarian was Invited to make an
examination, with the result that he gives
It as his opinion that the remains have
laid buried from the time when the early
Britons came from the caves in Dunstable
Downs to dwell at Wallers Bank, now
known as Marsh Farm. Messrs. Jull
handed over the bones and ornaments to
Mr. Worthlngton O. Smith for the purpose
of further research,, but the discovery hav
ing come to the knowledge of the police
steps were taken by them to gain posses
sion of the skeletons. The coroner was
communicated with, but he declined to
make any order. Finally, after some con
flict, the authorities secured the Interesting
relics, and twin plates, bearing Inscribed
upon their lids "Bones found at Leagrave
July, 1906." were fashioned and In these
the "ancients" were rt Interred at Blscott.
LOOKING FOR FRENCH GOLD
Company on Island of Manrltla. Him
for Treasure Thought to Be
Hurled.
PORT LOUIS, Mauritius. Aug 19 -(Op
clal Cablegram to The Bee.)-For some
months past a number of laborers have
been digging In the district of the Black
river mountain for a treasure valued at
from 1100. 000.000 , to $150,000,000, supposed to
have been burled at the time of the British
conquest or some time before by the French
officials.
Laborers are working under the direction
of an overseer, who Is himself the emplove
of a company, formed for the purpose of
discovering the treasure. The pirates who
at one time Infested Mmiritius and made It
their headquarters, buried their treasures
In various parts of the island. Some of
these have been found by the Islanders
from time to time. It is. however, believed
that many people at the time of the Uritiih
conquest hurled whatever money or valu
able goods thev
- - . rarl or ,ne
l treasure which was buried at Black rivet-
was piacea there by French officials who
left documents showing its location.
CALL TO IRIH UNIONISTS
Irish Time. Say. They Can Represent
Whole Island on Subject of
Tariff.
DUBLIN, Aug. 19 -(Speclal Cablegram to
The Bee.) The Irish Times writes as fol
lows with reference to the work of the
tariff commission: "Without in any way
pledging ourselves to accept the conclusions
at which the commission may arrive we
think that the country owes a debt of grati
tude to the members of the commission for
having undertaken a, task which should in
our opinion, have been long ago referred to
a royal commission. The least that lrih
unionists can do In return is to show an in
terest in the subject and not allow the flsi
cal question to be once more settled hv
Kngland and Scotland without regard to
lrlKh opinion. With the attention of the
nationalists still fixed on the home rule
wlll-o-the-wisp Irish unionists have a
splendid opportunity of demonstrating that
on one question, at any rate, they are tht
representatives ot all Ireland.1
CITED FOR CONTEMPT
Government Alleges that Fits Ht6 Vio
lated Courts' Order.
CHARGED WITH GIVING REBATES
f aored Shippers Alleged to Be the Inter
national Harvester Company.
RAILWAYS INVOLVED IN THE SUIT
Alton, Burlington, iissonri Pacifio, Rock
Island and Santa Fe.
PEVICE EMPLOYED rOR EVADING LAW
Rood. Are Accused of Dividing,
( barges with Aliened Terminal
Line. Owned by the
Shipper..
KANSAS CITY, Aug. 19.-Contempt pro
ceedings, charging violations of the order
of District Judge John F. Thllllps, Issued
In March, 1902, restraining the defendants
from giving rebates In violation of the
Interstate commerce law, were filed here
today In the United States district court
against the Chicago & Alton, the Chicago.
Burlington & Qulncy, the Missouri Pacific,
the Chicago, Rock Island Pacific and the
Atchison, Topeka A Santa Fe Railway
companies. These companies are charged
with giving relwtes In violation of the re
straining order and the court Is asked
to cite them for contempt.
The contempt proceedings allege specific
ally In the case of the Chicago A Alton
that that company granted rebates amount
ing to many thousands of dollars on tho
shipments of agricultural and farming ma
chinery to the International Harvester
company, "which owns and controls the
Deerlng Harvester company, the McCor
tnlck Harvester company, the Piano Har
vester company, the South Chicago Fur
nice company and the Illinois Northern
Railroad company." It Is alleged that
the Chicago & Alton agreed with the Illi
nois Northern company to file with the
commission pretended Joint tariffs of
freight rates effective from Chicago to
Missouri river points for the express pur
pose of evading the restraining order, and
thafthe Alton agreed and did In fact give
to the International Harvester company
25 per cent of said pretended Joint tariff
rates.
Action of Other lines.
The proceedings against the Burlington
railroad are practically Identical with
those against the Alton.
The proceedings against the Missouri Pa
cific, the Rock Island and thn Santa Fe
railroads allege that In like manner these
companies violated the restraining order
by giving rebates to the Hutchinson (Kan
sas) Salt company In collusion with the
Hutchinson A Arkansas River railroad,
which latter company is controlled and
operated by the salt company. These
railroad companies ara alleged to have
given the salt company 28 per cent of a
pretended Joint tariff rate on aalt routed
to. .points on the Missouri river.
The proceedings were filed by A. 8. Van
Valkenburgh, United States district at
torney for the western district of Mis
souri, at the Instigation of M. D. Purdy,
assistant attorney general of the United
States. .
Judge. Smith McPherson, who Is acting f
for i Judge John F. Phillips, has ordered
the officials of the railroads to appear be
fore him September 18 and make answer.
AUTO PLUNGES INTO CREEK
Son of Thomas F. Walsh of Wash
ington Killed and Four Other
Person. InJnred.
NEWPORT. R. I.. Aug. 19-Vlncent
Walsh, son of Thomas F. Walsh of Wash
ington, was killed and four other promi
nent young members of the Newport sum
mer colony were injured In an automobile
vehicle waa speeding rapidly down a
include Mrs. James L. Kernochen of
Hempstead, L. Harry Oelrlchs, son of
Charles M. Oelrlchs of Newport and New
Vork Herbert Pell, Jr., aon of Herbert
Pell of New York, and Miss Evlyn Walsh,
sister of the man who was killed. It Is
believed that the Injured will recover. The
automobile, which was driven by young
Walsh, struck the railing of .a bridge
spanning a creek near Kastern Point and
plunged Into the water. Whether Walsh
lost control of It or the machine became
disabled has not been ascertained.
The accident waa witnessed by other
automobillsts, who succeeded in rescuing
the five occupants of the Walsh machine,
not, however, without great difficulty, due
to the fact that all the members of the
party were lying beneath the heavy car.
The water In the creek was not deep and
to this circumstance Is due, In part, the
rescue.
Walsh, who was about 18 years old. was
not Instantly killed, but died soon after he
was taken from the water. It was learned
later that as the automobile crashed over
the bridge Ills head came In contact with
an iron beam.
The oecupanta of the car were on their
way to attend a luncheon given at the
Clambake dub near Eattternport, L. I.,
by Clement C. Moore. The accident hap
pened when the car, a forty-horsepower
vehlcjrt. was speeding rapidly down a
hill. The injured were treated temporarily
at nearby cottages. Physiciuns slated that
all probably would recover.
Physicians in attendance tonight said
that Miss Walsh sustained a compound
fracture of the right thigh. Mrs. Ker
nochan and Harry Oelrlchs are suffering
severely from the shock. Herbert Pell ap
pears to be the least Injured and tonight
was able to be out.
FATAL FIRET PORTLAND
Two Persons Xot Identified Lose Life
In Burning; Hotel at F.i.
position.
PORTLAND. Ore., Aug 19-Fire today
destroyed the State Inn. situated one block
from the main entrance of the Iwis and
Clark exposition, and resulted in the deuth
of two men, whose badly charred bodies
have not been Identified. A number of the I
occupants of the place. Including four
women and two men, were Injured and re
moved to hospitals. About thirty persons
were In the building when the fire broke
out.
A search of the ruins revealed no nwn
bodies and It is believed that only two lives
were lost.
Alleged Murderer Caught.
HUNTINGTON. W. Va . Aug. 19 -Wll-liam
Ellis was captured near 'gan hy a
po.-e. 'f whic h his father wa a ineniixr.
ind Is held n the charge of having killed
itohert Murphy, a deputv sheriff, who was
bringing a prisoner her from Virginia
Kills says that he mistook Murphy and
his party for others with whom be had
sis
THE BEE BULLEIN.
Forecast for Vrhrsaks-Fair ndnT
and Monday) Partly Cloudy and
Cooler.
K'I FCTIO Flaht Paae..
1 Closlna of the Baltic e.
7lonl In Donbt hoot Case.
Rallrnnds Cited for Contempt.
President are. Russian Fnrovs.
3 Kansas city Get. est Conaress.
Hnaelnn (nlnrrsn Is Preserved.
Great nrthers Cot. Ornln nates.
3 Jew from Jill Part, of -hrnVa.
(iuestlnn of Treaty I t) to China.
4 portlna F.vents of the Hay.
fi Candidates Kile at lst Moment.
Affairs at nnth Omaha.
Two Grain Firms Receive Rebate.,
fl Pa.t Week In Omaha Society
Stirring I n Interest In Horse Show
T Conncll ninffa and Iowa ew.
Rlvnl for Reformer father..
Happening. In Omaha Suburb..
Hotel Rnles In Force at Dunbar.
RniTORMI, SF.CTIO Flaht Paaes.
1 All Roads Lead to Home.
Rosea nod to the Golden Rod.
Sew Honar for Byrne-Hammer Co.
2 Editorial.
.1 Old Times on the Western Plain.
Shorthand os life Followlna.
Holies of Rural lall Carriers.
Square Hen! In Frrlaht Rate..
Condition of Omaha's Trade.
T Financial and Commercial.
5 Nebraska Takes an Active Part.
File, a Sharp Reply to Gooden.
H.I.F-TOF, SFCTIO Flaht Pnsces.
1 F.mplolts of Sherlock Holmes.
.1 Gossip of Piny, and Playhouses.
Mnstc and the Mnslrlan..
4 Prrerrvntlnn of City'. Food.
Gossip thonl otcd People.
Swimming; Is alurnl for Some.
5 Wireless Telegraphy In the Army.
Cnbn'a v Port and Fruit Trade.
Iowa's First Governor'. Commis
sion. ft In the Homaln of Women.
T Sportlnar Gossip of the Week.
8 Last of Alaska's Rnd Men.'
I
COLOR SF.CTIOX Ten Pace..
1 Rnstrr Brown mid Fanny. flfUll
8 W here Women Run the Town.
From Tear and' Far.
3 Spends Vacntlon on IcebersT.
4 Pecnliar Snlt for Dnmnsres.
Crime, of the Ca mhrlnleura.
B Most Hanirernn. Sport of All.
Art of Listening; Well.
Regan rs All Over the World.
T Top o the Mornln'.
H Lucy anil Sophie Say Good Bye.
Goat, and the Rook Agent.
f A Race for Love Story.
legs of the Honorable Cat.
lO Man'. Yersns Woman'. Kyes.
Temperature at Oninhn Yesterdayi
Hour. Desr. Hoar. Deg.
In. m H(l 1 p. m S.I
a. m fin 2 p. m R4
" m T .1 p. m M
Ha. m ilH 4 p. m Hfi
Oa. m...... 71 f p. m Ul
i n. m..i... 74 Hp. m W
11 a. m.
77
7 p. m.
81
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80
DOWIE ISSUES A NEW UKASE
Knch Family In ?lon Must Bring; a
Baby to Baptismal Font
Each Year.
CHICAGO. Aug. 19. John Alexander
Dowle today took charge of the courtship
and marriage of all Zlonites in a ukase
Issued to the followers. The order decrees
that each family shall bring a baby to
the baptlbinal font each year, thus evan
gelizing by birthrate for the church and
crusading against race suicide.
That lovers shall not embrace or kiss
each other before marriage.
That no faithful member of the Christian
Catholic church In Zion shall marry with
out first obtaining the written consent of
Apostle John Alexander I.
That marriages performed by Justices of
the peace shall not be recognized by the
church as legitimate.
PRINTERS CONVENTION CLOSES
Committee Will Arrange for Confer
ence with American Publishers'
Association.
TORONTO, Ont., Aug. 19.-The Interna
tional Typographical union's convention
closed today, with a determination for
eight hours a day. The executive council
was authorized to arrange for a conference
with the American Newspaper Publishers'
associat'.on.
It was decided that Canadian members
should pay an extra tax of lVi cents a
month to the Canadian Trades and Labor
Congress. The tax Is in addition to tho
Canadian contribution to the American
Federation of Labor.
CLOUDBURST IN MISSOURI
Four People Drowned and Property
to Value of 200,NK Destroyed
at Southwest City.
JOPLIN, Mo., Aug. 19. Four people were
drowned and property valued at lao.OGO waa
destroyed as the result of a cloudburst to
day at Southwest City. In the extreme
southeastern portion of Missouri. C. O. Kel
sey a photographer, was drowned when the
two-story building which he occupied whs
swept away and dashed to pieces against a
tree. Ned 8mith and two other persons
wohse names are not known were drowned
while trying to rescue Kelcey.
Movemeut. of Orean Vessels A oat. in.
At New York Arrived: Philadelphia,
from Southampton: Caledonia, from Glas
gow; Slavonia. from Trieste. Sailed: Etru
ria. for Liverpool; Graf WaMernee, for
Huir.burg; Mlnm-tonka, for London; St.
Louis, for Southampton; Kroonland, for
Antwerp; l-'ui nessia. for Glasgow; Prin
zes Irene, for Gtmoa; Sicilian Prince, for
Palermo.
At Nh pies Arrived: Koenlgen Lulse, from
New Vrk; Pannonla. from New York.
Sailed: Neapolitan Prime, for New York.
At Liverpool Arrived : Bavarian, from
Montreal; I. mania, from New York. Sailed:
I'lnlil la. for New York.
At Plymouth Ai lived: New York, from
New York.
At Boulogne Sailed : Hamburg, for New
York.
At London- Sailed : Hungarian, for Que
bec. At Southampton Sailed: St. Paul, for
New yor!.
At Havre Sailed: Ia Touralne, for New
York
At Bremen Sailed : Bremen, for New
York.
At Antwerii Balled: Finland, for New
York.
At Queenstown Sailed: Celtic, for New
York.
At Genoa Arrived : Lombnrdia, from
New York.
At Marseilles Arrived: "Roma, from New
Yoik.
At Venice Sailed : Clulia. for New York.
A. 1 1 I . - U-.il,,!- U'ni.- Ilkn.l
f l ',i'iaii.i miiirii . .win. nn. rti, ! .
A i Glasgow Sailed : Astoria, for New
Yor!-.
At Rotterdam Sailed : Rotterdam, for
New York. Arrived: ipotsdam from New
ROOSEVELT AT WORK
President Trying to Arert a Breach in the
Peace Negotiations.
BARON ROSEN AT OYSTER BAY
Executive Submits Proposition for Consid
eration of Russia.
ENVOY IS FAVORABLY IMPRESSED
His Face is Wreathed with Bmiles as Be
Leares Sagamore HilL
GREAT POWERS Rc ALSO ACTIVE
Great nrltaln, France and Germanr
nrlnglns: Pressure to Rear as
St. Petersburg and
Toklo.
OYSTER BAT. L. 1., Aug 19 -President
Roosevelt Is exerting every particle of his
great influence to prevent a rupture of tha
peace conference at Portsmouth. He la
engaged In a supreme effort to Induce tha
envoys of the belligerent governments to
compromise their difTerenoes and reach an
agreement that will result In "a Just and
lasting peace."
Ill this effort he has the assistance and
cordial support . of Great Rrltaln, Franca
and Germany. Tremendous and world-wide
pressure is being brought to bear upon the
governments at St. Petersburg and Toklo
to not permit the Washington conference
to fall of affirmative result. It can be
said that there Is ground for the hope that
tt will not fall.
Raron Do Rosen, Russian ambassador to
the fnlted States and second of the Rus
slnn emperor's envoys to the peace con
ference, was with President Roosevelt an
hour late this afternoon at Sagamore Hill.
He came to Oyster Ray by Invitation of
the president, not merely to discuss with
him the situation, hut to have presented
to him by the president a proposition,
which, It Is hoped may resolve the differ
ences which have arisen between the pleni
potentnrles of the two governments. After
his conference with the president Baron
De Rosen left Immediately for his summer
home at Magnolia, Mass., where he and
M. Witte, the principal Russian envoy,
expect to spend Sunday.
Neither President Roosevelt nor Baron
De Rosen would discuss, even In the most
general terms, the details or result of their
conference. The ambassador will present
the president's proposition to M. Wltte
tonight and the likelihood la that it will
be transmitted to Emperor Nicholas.
On the result of this will depend the fat
of the peace conference. It Is not Improb
able that before the envoys meet next Tues
day morning It may be known with some
degree of deflniteness whether there Is to
be peace In the far east or a continuance
of the war.
I'ntll the present time, President Roose
velt has refrained from any action, even
by Indirection, that might be construed aa
Interference by the plenipotentiaries. ' H
announced at the beginning ot the negotia
tions that neither by word or act, would
he participate In the conference. Although
he made It perfectly clear to the envoys of
both Russia and Japan that he would be
ready at any time to assist them in the
proper way in the work they had been
designated by their respective emperors to
undertake '
Power. Are at Work.
In anticipation however, of failure of tha
envoya to agree upon certain of the ar
ticles which they had agreed to consider
and In expectation that he might be appealed
to by the one side or by tha other before,
the conclusion of the conference, the pres
ident has been in communication with tha
great neutral powers. His purpose waa to
enlist their support of a final effort to ce
cure an honorable peace With King Ed
ward he communicated because Great Brit
ain Is a practical ally of Japan and with
President Lou bet because France Is near
est friend of Russia. Germany too, waa
appealed to and Eineror William La exert
ing his Influence for peace.
Through Mr. Griscom, tha American min
ister at Toklo, the president also haa been
working, but it cannot be ascertained
wether his efforts have been directed to
ward a reduction of the demands of Japan
or not. It ls-urmlsed however that ha has
urged the Japanese government so to mod
ify its terms as to render it easier for
Russia to accede to them.
Baron Kaneko, a confidential representa
tive of the Japanese government In this
country, has been keeping in close touch
with President Roosevelt since the peace
negotiations were In their inclplency. For
the fourth time In aa many weeks, and
for the second time within a week he was
in conference with the president last even
ing. Neither he nor the president would
disclose the nature of their Interview, hut
it Is significant that the baron had scarcely
started for New York before tha presi
dent's Interest In the negotiations at Ports
mouth became active. He sent a telegram
and Important communication to M. Witts
and Baron Rosen.
Then ensued a long-dlstaWe conference
between the president and the Russian en
voys, the message being transmitted
through Secretary Barnes here and through
Assistant Secretary of Slate Pc-lrce at
Portsmouth. The president Invited M
Wltte to send a trusted envoy, preferably
Ambassador de Rosen, to Sagamore Hill
In order that he might present to him for
the consideration of the Russian mission, a
proposition of the highest Importance. The
Invitation of the president was accepted
and the details were soon arranged.
Baron de Rosen, accompanied by Prlnc
Koudacheff as his secretary, left Ports
mouth early this morning. He went then
to Magnolia, Mass., the seat of his ean
bassy, and thence to Boston, where M
boarded a limited train for New York. AM
?:46 o'clock this afternoon the train made
a special stop at New Rochelle, N. Y.,
where Ambassador de Rosen and the prince
left it and boarded the naval yacht Sylph,
which the president had directed to be
sent lo New Rochelle to convey the Rus
sian envoys to Oyster Bay.
Conference at Oyster Bay.
Bearing Baron de Rosen and his secretary
the Sylph entered Oyster Bay and cast
anchor below Sagamore Hill at 4:17 p. pi.
Five minutes liter, the president's callers
were en route to the west Roosevelt pier in
the Sylph's boat. A he landed, Baron
Rosen was almost brusque In his refusal to -discuss
his mission. They entered one of
the president's carriages which was swatt
ing them and were driven to Sagamore Hill.
They remained with the president about
an hour. At the conclusion of the confer
ence, whllo Baron Ros'-n still declined to
talk of his visit, his demeanor was changed
absolutely. His face waa wreathed In
smile ard bis manner was quit genial.
The interview evidently had been entliely
sa lli-factory to him.
President Roosevelt sld this evening that
he could Dot discuss la any way his e"nr