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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
Viceroj of India Cables Hit Besignation to
the King.
Colonial OSes Befuses to Make Appoint
meat Endorsed by Indian Officer.
( nrion Refuses to Accept Further Respon
sibility Without. Authority.
Correspondence (nrrrlm the Sltua
tlon la roblUhed la a White
Book Issued Last
LONDON. Aug. 20. The resignation of
Lord Curzon, of Kedleston. as the
viceroy of India, and the appointment of
the Earl of Mlnto aa his successor, was an
nounced at the India office tonight. Ac
cording to the correspondence, which Is
Issued In the form of a white book, It ap
pears that Lord Curzon's resignation was
cabled to that office on August 12. The
correspondence shows decidedly bitter feel
ing between Lord Curion, tha India office
and Lord Kitchener, commander In chief .tt
the forces In India, over the new plan of
army administration In India. Lord Cur
aon'a dissatisfaction came to a head with
the refusal of the cabinet to appoint Major
General Blr Edmund Harrow, on Lord Cur
zon's recommendation, military supply
member1 of the council. Replying on August
2 to the refusal of Mr. Brodrlck. secretary
of state for India, to make this appoint
ment. Lord Curion requests that the gov
ernment reconsider Its decision "In order
to enable me to accept the responsibility
which I Infer his majesty's government
still desires me to assume."
Mr. Brodrlck again refused to comply
with the request and Lord Curion replied
as fullows:
It is apparent that his majesty's
ernment denies me that confidence which
alone can enable me to serve it. and at
taches a fundamental different interpreta
tion from myself, of the conditions upon
which I consented to remain in the office.
The situation, therefore, remains where it
was when I re.slgned in June. If the gov
ernment is unable to accept my views I
request the premier to place my resigna
tion In the hands of his majesty.
Carson's Final Message.
To this Mr. Brodrlck replied that there
was a request from Mr. Balfour that Lord
Curion reconsider hla determination. In a
final dispatch, dated August 12, Lord Cur-
son says:
The main question Is not the choice of an
individual, but one of the principles under
lying a future change In our administra
tion. 1 am reluctantly driven to the con
clus on that the policy of his majesty's
government la based on principles tnai i
could not conscientiously carry into execu
tion. In the Interests or me new organiza
linn it la desirable that I should be re
lieved of my dutlts with aa little delay as
- ..Trrthts MTV Balfour- hlmswlf replied that
he had "with the most profound regret
submitted 1-ord Curion'" resignation to the
Supplementary dispatches, after the re
ceipts, after the resignation, show, firstly,
that Lord Curion and Lord Kitchener were
unable to agree over the details of the re-
oreanlxatlon. and. secondly, that Lord cur
ton at the time he left England expressed
his entire disagreement with the plan.
"But." ays he, "I loyally commenced
the undertaking and resigned only when I
reallied that conflicts were certain to arise
between the commander-in-chief and the
rest of the government of India.
His concluding sentence reads:
I --,. -with Borrow how little JUBtlflea
tlon there has been for the claim you make
of having rendered roe your constant sup
port .
Presa Pralsea Cnrson.
The resignation of Lord Curion as viceroy
of India, which Is the chief theme of the
morning newspapers, waa oisL-uumen
previous reports that a disagreement was
impending or that his resignation had been
tendered, all of which had been steadily and
flatly denied by Mr. Brodrlck, aecretary of
slate for India. The correspondence given
In the White book, however, makes It clear
that the situation has been an impossible
one for some time and that the breach be
tween Lord Cunon and Lord Kitchener
could not have been patched up by minor
concessions to Lord Curion.
11 of the editorial articles praise Lord
Cunon'e administration unstintedly and
credit him as having done as great service
In India' as any of his predecessors, If not
greater. It la conceded that the earl of
Mlnto takea the reins at a difficult stage,
but he Is credited with ability equal to that
of any man In Englund to grasp quickly and
muster difficult administrative work.
President Castro Places Large Orders
for Arms and Ammunition
In Europe.
NEW YORK. Aug. 20 The Tribune to
morrow will say: Venciuela has placed
orders In Europe for torpedo boats with
guns and ammunition at tho cost of about
$J.&iio.ono, a larger amount than that little
South American republic has ever expended
at one time for war materials.
Aa Antaxican who has Just returned from
Veneiuela is authority for the statement
that President Castro recently declared
that he was going to "fight the Yankees"
which explains th. unusually large orders
jr amps, ami- unu auiuuiimum.
It la reported that when the Venexuelan
executive heard recently of the appointment
by President Roosevelt of Judge Wm. J.
Calhoun as special commissioner to Investi
gate certain affairs at Caracas his anger
was great and language Immoderate. He
announced that he would not permit the
emissary of President Roosevelt to land In
Great Demonstration la Honor of the
Secretary of War at
MANILA, Aug. SO. Advices from Xaom
banga say that three wonderful demon
strations were held there In honor of Secre
tary of War Taft and party. All the tribes
In the Moro provinces and the leading
dattos mere represented. There was a
procession, a drill by Moros, a parade and
native dances. At night there was a dance
at the Army and Navy club and a recep
tion by the Mindanao club. The Twentieth
Infantry, commanded by Colonel Maua. led
the parade and hundreds of school children
sang la English.
The Uigaa ha sailed for Jolo with Secre
tary Taft ao4 party.
Sarah Bernhardt Mar Receive Badge
of Legion of Honor Next
PARIS, Aug. 20 Special Cablegram to
The Ree.) The additional and more
trtlled arrountu of the manner In which
Sarah Rcrnharrtt failed to iiwure the Cross
of the Ieglon of Honor makes the story all
the more Interesting. Nominations for
Mme. Bartet and Mme. Sarah Bernhardt
In the Legion of Honor, proposed by the
minister of fine arts, having been rejected
by the ancient and traditional chancellery
of the order, M. Jules Claretle has applied
to the very fountain head and obtained the
rd r-vn for the former actress, the most
dlst Ished lndy soclctnlre of his corn
pan. 'he president of the republic Is by
Huh. nd master of the Order of the
LeghV Honor. M. Claretle obtained an
-f M. liOuhet and asked him
9 disapproved of conferring the
o distinguished an actress as
t. The presldi-nt, on the con
vert heartily and there and then
needful decree. This having
sanction of the chancellery,
matter of course under the
the announcement has ap
Journal Official. Bhe la the
trary, a
signed i
which wi
peaYed in
first actress to receive the high distinction
on account of her art. A precedent having
thus been set. It Is a foregone conclusion
that Mme, Bernhardt will receive the arose
next New Year's.
Interviewed while preparing for her tour
of South America, Mme. Sarah Bernhardt
says that she has felt unable to send her
congratulations to Mme. Bartet on "her
decoration with the Cross of the legion of
Honor. The actress of the Comedle Fran-
calse has no more sincere admirer than
Sarah Bernhardt, the latter said, but had
she written to Mme. Bartet she could not
have forborne to express some surprise
that aa Mme. Barters senior she had not
been likewise honored. Mme. Sarah Bern
hardt says that she has received numbers
of telegrams from friends who are as sur
prised as Bhe Is herself at the omission.
Object of Italian's Affections
Victim to Hla Baser
and Gun,
ROME. Aug. 20 i8pecial Cablegram to
Tho Bee.) A lovo suit, which consisted
chiefly of assault and battery, followed by
the repeated Imprisonment of the too-In
sistent swain, had a wedding for Its sequel
last week. Salvato Vlnclano had for two
yeara unsuccessfully paid attention to
Paollna de Porta, a young lady of great
personal attractions, also possessed of a
yearly Income ot 11.500. Vlnclano despair
ing of his suit adopted a curiously drastic
way of winning Slgnorlta de Ponta's affec
tions. He lay In wait for her and attacked
her with a raaor, laying open her left cheek.
The result of' this peculiar form of love
making waa eighteen months' Imprison
ment, and as may be imagined, and Indig
nant refusal of his suit.
Having completed his term of Imprison
ment, Vlnclano made another attempt to
take the heart of his Inamorata by storm.
This time he employed dynamite, with
which he blew up the lower portion of his
sweetheart's house, killing two horses and
a mule belonging to her father. Another
eighteen months In Jail followed this second
Released from his Imprisonment, the Irre
pressible Lothario stabbed the slgnorlta
with a dagger, injuring her severly In the
arm. Once more a prison cell was all he
obtained In return for his latest proof of
After three months of Incarceration,
Vlnoiano made a fourth heroic effort to
obtain his heart's desire, and shot at the
fair Paollna with a rifle, depriving her of
the use of two of her fingers.
Such self-sacrificing and constant love and
devotion at last conquered the heart of the
girl, who after Salvatore's fourth attempt,
pleaded tearfully with the magistrate for
her determined sweetheart's liberty, and
finally married him at the church of San
"White Book" leaned on Subject of
Corporations Tells an Inter
esting; Story.
LONDON, Aug. 20. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) A white paper Just Issued by
order of the House of Commons might have
been headed "The Romance of the Company
Promoter," so extraordinary are the figures
given. It Is shown that during the lust
forty odd years 91,817 companies have been
registered, with a total nominal share cap
ital of over $30,500,000,000. Of these only 39.-
616 remain In existence today, with' a paid
up capital of about IIO.UOO.OOO.OOO.
Wliat has become of the 60,000 companies
whose names have disappeared from the
Somerset house register the return does not
show. One little note the return does give
serves to throw some light on the subject,
however. In 1SG9 a company was registered
at a nominal capital of 1500.000,000. but Its
paid-up capital appears to have never ex
ceeded $1,000. The passing of golden dreams
such as a company with a record like this
represents Is possibly responsible for some
at least of the $'.'0,SOO.OtiO,000 worth of capital
which appears to have disappeared from
the official record.
Another point of interest shown In the
return is that lust year the total company
promotions In the I'nlted Kingdom num
bered only 3.831, with a nominal capital of
less than S5uo.on0.0ii0. This Is the lowest
capitalization floated In one year since 1873.
The reason for this Is believed to He In the
' geni tal stagation of trade which prevailed
j throughout lust year.
Secretary of Liberal League Says One
May Be Held This
LONDON. Aug. 20.-(8pecial Cablegram to
The Bee.) Mr C. A. Vince, the secretary
of the Birmingham Liberal Unionist as
sociation and of the Imperial tariff com
mittee, discussing the political situation
this week, said that he anticipated a gen
eral election before the end of the year. He
was Inclined to think November a more
likely date than October for the appeal to
the country, as au October election would
clash with a municipal election. He was
advising his friends to be ready for the
coming contest The date of the election
of course rested with the prime minister,
who could not properly make any prema
ture' announcement. Ia his Interview Mr.
VI nee said that It did not appear that any
useful purpose would be served by another
session of the present Parliament. There
waa plenty of time he thought for a gen
eral election between the first of Novem
ber and the Christmas holidays.
There is good reason to believe that Mr.
Vince has reliable authority for his state
ment. In both government circles and
among the liberals there Is unusual activ
ity. Indicating that much Is expected -1
soou aa the heated aeaaoo la at an ecd.
Only Forty-Fife New Cues and Four
Deaths Yesterday.
Epidemic Is Site I nder Control and
Chances for Its Karly Eradi
cation Are Considered
NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 20 Report of
yellow fever situation to 6 p. m.:
New cases 45
Total cases to date 1.SR5
Ieaths 4
Total deaths 13
New fori 11
Total foci
Remaining under treatment 81
No better evidence of the fact that the
visitation of mosquito fever Is not only
being controlled here, but that there Is a
chance for Its eradication, can be found
than in the dally reports of cases and
deaths. For several days the number of
new cases has shown a decline, while the
number of deaths has been remarkably
lower, considering the numlier of cases
reported a week ago. The death list indi
cates that practically every case that de
velops Is now being reported and that
means that the modern method of treat
ment to prevent spread Is being applied.
When that condition Is assured, the end of
the visitation Is In sight and It looks as
If that condition Is approacTilng.
With the visitation of 1878 compared to
the present one it la shown that there Is
no occasion for alarm In the present in
stance. Of the four deaths one was in
the charity hospital, one In the emergency
hospital and the other two down town.
Ontalde the City'.
News from outside the cltv contains
nothing of special Interest. The Infection
In St. Mary's parish on Riverside planta
tlon has spread among the Italians there,
until there have been sixty-one cases all
told to date. There have been thirteen new
cases since the last report three days ago.
A strict quarantine has been put on the
Bayou la Fourche settlement and several
refugees coming up the bayou in luggers
have been turned. Three of the six fever
cases there died Friday.
Dr. Gustine, the health officer at Ken
ner, reports Ave new cases at Hanson City
In Jefferson parish, making fourteen all
told In that settlement. One new case de
veloped at Sarpy plantation.
Patterson reports ten cases and one
death. The death is of a nurse who was
sent there by the State Board of Health
on the first appeal for help.
Surgeon VVasdln reports four new' cases
at Mississippi City with only nine cases
under treatment.
Surgeon Gutteras, who went to Rayne
to investigate the second case, reported
from there today that It was not yellow
Surgeon White went to Mobile today to
have a conference with the Alabama
state health authorities.
Excitement at Cairo,
CAIRO, III., Aug. 2a Yellow fever quar
antine Inspectors were busy today. A man
tried to enter Illinois from Bird's Point,
Mo. on a Kentucky health certificate. . He
was refused admittance. . "He then secured j
a Missouri certificate at Bird's Point and
entered Illinois. He was arrested and sent
out of the state. A car full of negroes
came from Tennessee today bound for
the mining town of Zelgler, III. The
negroes were without certificates. The
car was locked and placed under guard
until It left Cairo.
Dr. Gulteras came from New Orleans
this morning and returned tonight. He
said he did not expect yellow fever would
be stamped out in. Louisiana until the
frost came. This will be about the last
epidemic of yellow fever, according to
Dr. Gulteras. The disease has been
stamped out in Mexico and Cuba and the
present campaign will stamp it out of
New Orleans and vicinity, he said.
Executive of Chicago Pays Fine of
tO on Conviction for Violating;
Speed Ordinance.
CHICAGO, Aug. 20 Mayor Dunne, of
Chicago, was arrested this afternoon In
the suburb of Evanston for violation of
the ordinance regulating the speed of
The mayor. In company with his friend,
John Boylston, was riding through Evans-
ton when he was stopped by a policeman
who accused the chauffeur. Edward Sykes, J flying switch with two box cars. The motor
of going too fast. The mayor remained out- man of the trolley car stopped at the track
side In the automobile while the other two ias usual hut seems to have lost his presence
went In to appear before the justice.
"I don't know anything about the speed
of the things," said the mayor, "but I don't
think we were going very fast. However,
we may have been and I guess we will,
have to pay our fine like anybody else."
Sykes was unable to decide whether he
should pay the fine of 110, which was
placed against him by the Justice, and
came out to consult the mayor about It.
"Go ahead and pay the fine," advised the
mayor. It was paid and the machine moved
away after Mayor Dunne had sollcitlously
Inquired concerning the speed limit In his
own city, saying that he did not desire to
be arrested again.
Thirteen Men Badly Injured
lease of Wall of Ruined
ater at Pittsburg.
by Col.
PITTSBCRa. Aug 30-Flfteen men were
carried down by the falling of a wall this
evening In the ruins of the Avenue theater,
which ass destroyed by fire about a month
ago. The men carried down were all Italian
l:borers and thirteen of them were taken
from the wreckage In a badly battered con
dition. At the hospital the physicians say
none of the victims will die, but five of the
number are seriously hurt.
For some time past the work of rai
Ing the Avenue theater walls has been
going on, the men working day and night.
Today while forty men were at work fifteen
of them were carrying a heavy iron Joist
across the second floor. The west wall
frm which the Joist had been taken fell In,
carrying the men with It to the ground
Fortunately the men were not burled by
the falling debris and In a short time all
were extricated and taVen to hospitals.
After the west wall had fallen portions of
the front on Fifth avenue toppled over
also, but did no material damage.
Youaa- Man Killed by Llsratalaa-.
TECl'MBEH. Neb.. Aug. -(Special.)
William Keckler, son of Mrs. Susan Heck
ler of Smartsville, was killed by lightning
at Wathena, Kan. Mr. Keckler was for
nterly a resident of this community. Mrs.
Keckler went to Wathena and took charge
of the remains. The young man was roon
to go to Panama, Central America. lie was
tt years of 40 and unmarried.
W. J. Caalck. Thlrtl.
rur, Rohhed o
th and Ames A
VI3 by Three
W. J. Cuslrk, a snllon keeper at Thir
tieth and Ames avenuei, whs robbed of $12
In his place of business by three masked
highwaymen at about 1V,T o'clock last
night. Tho men entered the place while
Mr. Cuslck was behind the bar serving
three customers and without any warning
whatever produced three revolvers and
pointed them at the proprietor of tho
saloon and demanded his ready cjish. They
went through the cash register and se
cured Ifift therefrom end then searched
the saloon keeper's pockets and took
about $12 In silver. In the meantime the
three customers were kept at bay by the
revolvers, but only one of them, W. M.
Therms, 25 Grand avenue, Is loser as the
result, he having Just 9" cents which the
robbers took possession of.
The robbers then took Mr. Cuslck to a
cornfield about a block tiorth of the saloon,
supposedly for the purpose of keeping him
from telephoning to the police, and left
him there, warning him not to return to
the saloon for ten minutes. Mr. Cuslck
went back to the plaoe, however. Imme
diately after the men had gone and re
ported the robbery to the police.
While In the corntield Cuslck noticed
something fall from the coat pocket of
one of the highwaymen and went hack to
the place and found $30 In bills which the
robber had carelessly placed In his out
side coat pocket.
The police station was notified and Ser
geant Rentfrowe and Detectives McDon
ald and Home went out on the case and
a systematic search for the fugitives has
been instituted.
The men wore handkerchiefs over their
eyes and apparently were young and well
dressed. They went north on Ames ave
nue toward Florence after finishing their
Dosen Hronght I'p from Dsntre
Agency to Douglas County
I Jail.
Deputy T'nlted States Marshal James
Allan returned from the Santee Indian
agency Saturday evening, bringing with
him twelve Indians and half-breeds bound
over for taking liquor onto the Santee In
dian reservation. The' prisoners were
lodged In the Douglas county Jail to await
the action of the federil grand Jury In
November. The names of the party are:
Levi Truede'll. Charles Bingham, Henry
Wabashaw. William ShaYer. Joe White, Ed.
Taylor, Jesse Redwing, Dan Graham, Jr.,
William Moose. Joseph Saul, Amos Weston
and Jake Brant.
Two special deputies assisted Deputy
Marshal Allan In bringing the accused to
Omaha. The men were arrested early last
week on the charge of introducing liquor
onto the reservation on ?he occasion of a
big pow-wow at the home of Henry Wa
bashaw. A number of the offenders are
from South Dakota, and) for a while they
defied arreBt, claiming under the
Brewer decision they were at perfect lib
erty to take as much liquor as they wanted
to onto the reservation. The government
authorities, however, dlfTored with thla
proposition and the entity, party was finally
arrested and taken before United States
Commissioner B. F. Chambers at Nio
brara. Levi Truedell, aa the alleged ring
leader of the party, was bound over In the
Bum of $1,250, and the other eleven in the
sum of $1,000 each to the federal grand Jury.
In default of ball they were brought to
Omaha and turned over to Sheriff Power.
The accused propose to make a test case
of their arrest under the Brewer decision,
and have employed counsel to defend them.
Ten Persons Reported Killed
Grade Crossing- Accident In
Butte, Mont.
BUTTE. Mont., Aug. 20 A Great North
ern freight train struck a crowded Colum
bia Garden car on the crossing at the
Butte, Anaconda & Pacific depot here to
night. Ten people are reported killed
and many Injured.
Maggie Harrington, of Butte,' Is among
the killed.
Miss Shaw, a young lady at the Florence
hotel, Butte, la dying.
Following are among the Injured:
John Harvey, Spokane, Washington; leg
broken and severely bruised.
Bridget Murray.
Mrs. Mendel.
Ed. Masters, all of Butte.
B. A. & P. yurd engine was making a
of mind, and turned on the power when the
open trulley car was half way across the
track on Vtah street, the box cars struck
It In the center and a pile up resulted. The
trolley car was struck with such force that
it was knocked twenty-five feet and
smashed Into kindling wood. Nothing but
the trucks remain.
There Will Be o Further Deaths as
Result of Accident Near New
port, Saturday.
NEWPORT, R. I.. Aug. 20. Those who
escaped death but were Injured in the au'o
mobllu accident yesterday had greatly Im
proved. During last evening Evelyn Walsh,
daughter of Thomas F. Walsh of Washing-
ton, sutrered much, out today she was
much easier. Her Injury Is 4 fracuie of a
thigh bone. Miss Walsh naa not bct-n in
formed of the death of her brother Vinson.
Mrs. James Kernochan of Hempstead, L.
I.. Harry Oelrichs and Herbert Pell, both
of New York, are much better and the lat
ter was out of doors today.
Messages of condolence arrived at Walsh
villa throughout the day. Private services
over the body of Vinson Walsh will be held
at 10 o'clock tomorrow at Trinity church.
Rev. Robert Lowry, the rector, will offi
ciate. The body will be entombed ut the
Island cemetery and later removed to
Washington for final Interment.
Dr. Sherman, who was at the hospital
when young Walsh was brought In, says
that death was due to hemmorage of the
brain, caused by a fracture of the skull.
Heavy Hamsters Asked.
Catherine Kennedy has filed a petition
asking the district court to award her the
sum of 1 12.01 against the Mason City A
Fort Dodge Railway rompany. Plaintiff
owns some lots on Mason street, on which
there are five frame houses. She
alleges that the building of a large freight
house and the mwking of a deep cut by
the railroad company has damaged her
properly until it Is morth only iS.OnO
whereas before the doing of the things
romplalned of the property was worth
Storm In Minnesota.
ST. CLOl'D. Minn.. Aug. 20 Iite this
afternoon a storm passed over this c-ty,
causing many thousands of dollars loss!
Nearly Sn outhouses and sheds were blown
Sown. Three hundred shade trees were up
rooted and ileal ly 1 n.inn of window
glaa broken. No faiaUUee wera reported, i
Platform Collapses at Laying of Corner
Stone at Jewish Chirch in Pittsburg.
Many Persons Are Injured, Anions;
Whom Arc Three Rabbis Service)
la Continued After Wounded
Are RcmoTed,
PITTSBURG. Aug. 2n.-More than five
hundred men. women and children were
participated. fifteen feet Into a cellar by the
collapse of a platform today during the
exercises incident to the laying of the cor
nerstone of the Beth David Russian He
brew orthodox synagogue on Miller street,
near Washington. Nearly all of them were
cut and bruised, but it Is believed none
were fatally hurt.
Three rabbis were among those who went
down, and although Injured, they concluded
the ceremony after the panic had subsided.
Among the more seriously Injured are
Rabbis Ashlnsky, fl. Oraffman and A.
Bloom; Nathan Nathanson, pastor of the
congregation and Police Adam Leftewskl.
The platform which broke had dimensions
of about 5x50 feet and had been con
structed over the foundation walls for the
accommodation of the rabbis, officers of the
church and invited guests.
Just prior to the cornerstone laying cere
monies a brass band, leading Son Zionists,
rame tip and when the Zionists were In
vited to pass over the platform to give
their names to those to be placed In th
cornerstone, a mad rush was made by
thousands of people who had gathered
about to secure the same privilege. The
police were overwhelmed and In a moment
the platform was parked. The frail struc
ture collapsed and fully 500 persons were
carried down with it.
Panic Attracts Crowd.
The ranic that followed attracted thou
sands of people to the spot and the police
had great difficulty In extricating the
screaming and groaning victims from the
When the cellar had been cleared It was
found that scores were hurt, their injuries
consisting of bruises and cuts about the
head and body. Some of the Injuries were
due to the panic that followed the crash,
many being trampled on In the wild rush
to escape.
Rabhl Ashlnsky was one of those victims.
He was trampled on by the excited crowd
and suffered severe Injuries, but continued
the services after some sort of order had
been restored. The fact that there were no
fatalities Is a marvel, as when the platform
broke It closed up like a Jackknlfe, throw
ing the people in a struggling maaa In the
Crowd Restrained with Difficulty.
Physicians who were called had their
hands full attending to the Injured. sThe
policemen had an exciting time In handling
the great crowd. A rumor gained credence
that several children were burled In the
ruins and frenzied fathers and mothers
who could not locate their children were
restrained with difficulty. Considerable
force had to be used to prevent another
panic being precipitated by the overwrought
parents and their friends. When the serr
loee -were resumed the platform was. a dry
goods box, planted on solid ground, and
only one person at a time was permitted to
stand on tt. 4
Grand Aerie of Eagles Will Hold Its
Kext Session In the Metropolis
of Wisconsin.
DENVER. Aug. 20. The grand aerie of
the Fraternal Order of Eagles finished the
balloting for officers at an early hour today.
after an almost continuous session, begin
ning at 11 o'clock Saturday morning. Mil
waukee was selected as the next meeting
place by a bare majority over San Fran
cisco. The full list of new officers Is as
Grand Worthy President H. D. Davis of
Grand Worthy Vice President Edward
Krause of Wilmington, Del.
Grand Worthy Secretary A. E. Partridge
of Kansas City. Mo.
Grand Worthy Chaplain Joseph T. Hlnkle
of Pendleton, Ore.
Grand Worthy Treasurer Frank E. Ber
ing of South Bend, Ind.
Grand Worthy Conductor M. F. Con
nolly of Springfield. Mass.
Grand Worthy Inside Guard W. G. Pet
tis of Norfolk. Va.
Grand Worthy Trustees Joseph Ellis of
Minneapolis, Minn.: W. N. Carr of I'nlon
town. Pa.; R. M. Mlnnehan of Chicago; M.
H. McNubb of Wheeling.' W. Va.; J. J.
Benedict of Buffalo, N. V. .
Kansas City aerie's drill team was
awarded the first prize, a $750 bunner. for
j the best exemplification of the new ritual.
This team scored 93 points out of a possible
100. Fort Worth scored 75.
Tomorrow the grand aerie will continue
consideration of the report of the Judiciary
committee, revising the constitution and
List of Fatalities la Wreck Near Nor
folk Now Numbers Six
teen. NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 20. The bodies of
two more victims of the Klnston and
Greenville excursion railway wreck of
Thursday were found In the weslern
branch of the Elizabeth river near the
j gcene of the accident. One of these was
Thomas Ferguson, the drawbridge keeper.
who was knocked off the bridge and
drowned when the train plunged through
the open draw. This makes fourteen bodies
In all that have been recovered from the
river, with two dead In St. Vincent's hos
pital here, making sixteen known dead
up to this time. It Is believed that more
bodies are In the river. Some of the ex
cursionists who returned home not finding
their friends there, have come back to
Norfolk to make further search. It la
thought that as many as seven people are
yet missing.
Was Careless Enough to Ride Away
front Howard County with
Stolen Horse.
Detectives Davis and Ferris arrested
Henry Wilson, colored. Sunday afternoon
on the charge of horse stealing. From dear
crlptlons sent the Omaha authorities by
the sheriff of Howard county, Wilson was
apprehended soon' after his arrival here
astride the horse he is said to have stolen
two weeks ago In Howard county, near
St. Paul. The prisoner stated to Captain
Mostyn he rode the horse all the nay from
St. Paul to Omaha.
Wilson Is known In Howard county as
"Buster" Wilson, having worked around
the ranches for a long time. Sheriff Alex
ander of Howard county la on the way for
Showers and Cooler In West Portions.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdayi
Hour. Pea. Hour. Pea.
A s. m m 1 p. m Nil
a. m iw 2 n. m 7
T a. m 7 a p. m T
a. m 74 4 p. m
n a. m TS K p. m T
to a. m R2 Bp. mi Hft
It a. m 'J 7 p. m
12 m m 8 p. m 2
t p. m NO
Man Declines to gar Whether
He Will Return to Mexico
or Sot.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20.-Edwln H. Con
ger, Amerlcsn ambassador to Mexico, Is
In Washington on his way to his home In
Iowa, from his recent visit to President
Roosevelt at Oyster Bay. In an Interview
with the Post tonight he said that he was
not going to China, as had been reported,
that he might do something to allay the
agitation there against American imports.
He declined to say positively whether he
would return to hla post at Mexico City
after the expiration of his two months'
leave of absence, saying that It would
be time enough to discuss the matter when
the leave expired.
Speaking of the Chinese, the ambassador
said that when people talk about their buy
ing extensively of American goods when
the orient is opened after the Russian
Japanese war. It must be remembered that
people cannot buy unless they have money
to buy with. A coolie makes $8 per month
In Mexican money and cannot be expected
to support his family and Invest heavily In
articles of American manufacture at the
same time. Probably the best Investment
at the present time, the ambassador said,
is in railroads. In the building of them
much labor would be employed and money
might be obtained by the natives in that
The Idea of Japan exerting a great In
fluence on China after the close of the
war with Russia, Mr. Conger declared, is a
big bugaboo, the outgrowth of another
hlg bugaboo, the "yellow peril." There Is
no "yellow peril," he said. America has
no more to fear from Japan than from
any other competing nation.
Pope Decides That Marrlaae of Miss
Held and Colonel Parkhurst la
Valid I'nder Church Law.
BALTIMORE, Aug. 20. It may be au
thoritatively stated that the much dis
cussed Rosplgllosl case Is finally settled
that It will not be reopened. Cardinal
Gibbons today had the following statement
of the facts prepared for the Associated
In 1SS7 the late Archbishop Chappelle. at
that time rector of 8t. Mathew s church.
Washington, D. C. applied to the cardinal
for a dispensation In disparltate cultus for
the marriage of Miss Reld and Colonel
Parkhurat. A dispensation In dlsnaritate
cultus is the form required for the marrlago
of a Catholic to an unbaptlzed person and
that was the dispensation asked for anci
granted In the case In tuestton. It is so
recorded In the chancery book at the
cathedral. Colonel and Mrs. Parkhurst
were divorced and subsequently she and
Prince Rosplgllosl went through a form
of marriage. It was this form of marriage
they attempted to have validated in Rome
on the plea that the proper dispensation In
disparltate cultus had not bn granted in
the first Instance. The cardinal was con
sulted by the propaganda and a special
messenger. Mgr. Marchettl, came to Raltl
more and examino tb -uancery boou nd
found that tho dispensation In disparltate
cultus had been du,y grants 1 and recorded.
The case was hnail.. ... ...hi oe. ...- me
pope, who decided that the marriage with
colonel Parkhurst was valid and that there
fore the second marriage could not be
recognised. His holiness also declared that
no further arceal should be entertained.
! Mr- Parkhurst is said to have alleged
tlon, had been asked. The whole case rests
on this point. The chancery books of Balti
more have always been kpt with the great
est care and exactness as to every detail.
Heavily Laden Street Car Thrown
Into Ditch Near Ijinslng,
LANSING. Mich., Aug. 20. One man was
killed and nine persons Injured In a street
car accident at Dewltt, six miles from
Lansing this evening. Dead:
OEORGE Bl'RTON, manager of the John
Hicks Dry Goods company.
The seriously Injured:
Mrs. S. S. Murdock.
H. C. McCabe.
Kd Doollng.
Karl Finch.
W. J. Donderman.
William Murray.
Thomas Fishbnrn.
George Hoerner.
Fred Goodea.
A car and trailer left t his city heavily
loaded with St. John's people, who were re
turning home from an afternoon ball game.
Near Dewltt the trailer was derailed by an
obstruction on the track and thrown Into a
ditch. Many of the passengers were caught
undor the heavy car and crushed.
MILWAUKEE. Aug. 20.-A Fox Point ln
terurban car with forty passengers return
ing to the city after a day In the country
went over an embankment four miles north
of there late tonight and one unidentified
man was killed, while 20 or 3D persons were
taken to a local hospital. Electrical railway
and hospital officials, however, mill not
give out the names of any of the injured.
The car turned completely over after leav
ing the track at a forty mile rate of speed.
Two of the victims are said to have died
at the hospital.
Heber C. Robinson, Who Was a Mem
ber of President Lincoln's Private
Staff, Dies of Heart Disease.
CAMDEN, N. J.. Aug. 20 -Heber C. Rob
inson, B5 years old, one of the best known
citizen of this city, died suddenly today
of heart disease. Mr. Robinson waa a pio
neer telegraph operator and electrician of
Philadelphia. At the outbreak of the civil
war he was a member of the staff of Presi-
dent Lincoln s private one tors nd at
the second battle of Bull Run he sent th.
first telegraph message from a balloon He ! I,r" llkf'ly to be disregarded by their sever
aerved throughout the war and ujon hla
return to Philadelphia was made manager
of the Western Cnlon Telegraoh company
In that city, a position he held for many
Movements of Ocean Vessels Aug. 21,
At New York Arrived: Oscar II, from
lopennagen; niavonia, rrom Trieste
donla. from Glasgow. ,
At Bout hampton Arrived : New
from New York.
At Moville Arrived: Columbia,
New York.
York. from
At Bremen Arrived: Bremen, from New
At Dover Balled: Finland, for New York;
Fuerst Bismarck, for New York
At London Sailed : Minneapolis, for New
At Liverpool Sailed : Tyduus, for Van
couver. At Queenslowa Sailed; L'mbrU, for
Freiident'i Action Improve Chanca of
Success of negotiations.
Mr. Roosevelt's Proposition forwarded to
Home Governments.
Erilish Ambassador Has Long Conference
with Japanese Premier.
tronar Feeling That Mot Will Re
sult In Failure statement That
thief Esecntlve Suggested
PORTPMOl'TH, N. H , Aug 20 -The
chances of peace have undoubtedly been
Improved by President Roosevelt's action
In stepping Into the breach In a last hrrolo
endeavor to Induce the warring coun'ries
to compromise their Irreconcilable differ
ences, but the result la still in suspense.
The ultimate decision of the issue has de
facto, If not de Jure, passed from the
plenipotentiaries to thetr principals In St.
Petersburg nnd In a lesser extent to Tnklo.
Collateral evidence that pressure, both by
President Roosevelt and neutral powers, In
cluding Great Britain, whose minister. Sir
Claude McDonald, according to advices re
ceived here, had a long conference thla
morning with Mr. Katsura, tho Japaneso
prime minister, Is still being exerted at
Toklo to Induce Japan to moderate Its de
mands. There Is also reason to believe that
President Roosevelt was able at his Inter
view with Baron de Rosen to practically
communicate to the latter'a senior, M.
Wltte. Japan's Irreducible minimum what
It would yield, but tho point beyond which
It would not go.
Whether an actual hasls of compromise
was proposed by the president cannot be
stated definitely. The only thing that can
be affirmed positively is that If Russia re
fuses to act upon the suggestion or proposi
tion of President Roosevelt the peace con
ference will end In failure.
Russians Arc Pessimistic.
Little encouragement Is given In the Rus
sian camp. Baron de Rosen reached hern
after an all-night ride from Oyster Bay
shortly before noon and Immediately went
Into conference with M. Wltte. They re
mained closeted together for almost three
hours, during which time the whole situa
tion was reviewed. Baron de Rosen com
municated to his chief the president's mes
sage and It was transmitted to the em
peror, together with M. Wltte'B recommen
dation. No clue to the nature of this rec
ommendation has transpired. But It can be
stated that M. Wltte, no matter how he
personally may view the proposition, Is dis
tinctly pessimistic aa to the character of
tha response which will come from St.
To a confidential friend thla afternoon ha -offered
little hope of a change In the sltua-
The Japanese, 'It Is flrmty believed, cling
to the substance If not the form of the de
mand for remuneration for "the cost of tho
Perhaps they are willing to decrease the
sum asked, but substantial compensation
under whatever guise It la obtained they de
cline to relinquish. And they are also firm
upon the cession ot Sakhalin.
By the transfer of the southern branch
of the Chinese Eastern railway first to
Japan for relinquishment to China, pay
ment for the maintenance of the Russian
prisoners and the surrender of the Russian .
warships, It la possible to figure out a total
transfer to Japan In money and property
of about 1250.000,000. But thla Is the limit.
Japanese Are Reticent.
The Japanese as usual are reticent and It
Is Impossible to obtain from them the least
Indication of their view of the change In
the situation produced by the president's
It Is taken for granted that the president's
appeal was made to Japan as well as to
Russia, but the Japanese side of the nego
tiations to a compromise Is almost com
pletely In the dark. It Is assumed that
Baron Kaneko was able to explain the
Japanese views to the president. If the
president is successful with Russia, It may
be that he must then turn to Japan. That
would be the natural course, If he has sug
gested to Russia what he regards as a fair
compromise and haa undertaken. If Russia
accepts, to uae his Influence to Induce Japan
to accept. But It Is not probable that he
was able to assure M. Wltte tn advance of
Japan's agreement to accept. Neverthe
less, Mr. Takahira today spoke as If he
might be called to Oyster Bay. He would
only aay positively that he had aa yet re
ceived no summons.
The Japanese view of the situation la
authoritatively but rather humorously
stated thus: t
The result will be known soon. It la
useless to speculate. As well for the phy
sician to give his opinion of the sex or tho
unborn infant. hen the child Is born
we will be able to tell whether It Is a boy
or a girl.
Russians Want to Fight.
Emperor Nicholas' decision, upon which
the fate of the conference now seems to
hang, depends upon conditions at home,
and these conditions they do not believe
are propitious. The two big factors are
the Internal conditions and the reports
from the front as to the military situation.
The former has been ameliorated by last
Saturday's manifesto and the character of
the reports received by his majesty from
Manchuria are known to be accordingly
General Llnevltch has expressed alo
lute confidence In victory and since the
conference began he and his generals have
not only reassured his majesty that tha
army was never In better condition, but
they have sent messages to M. Wltte, Im
ploring him not to make peace. They de
mand an opportunity to retrieve the "honor
and prestige" of the army and In a coun
try where the army Is the bulwark of the
I government, the wishes of Its generals
1 ot only ' mHli race. nut o pay
! f'"u to ,hp 'nemy would therefore be
a very dimcuu lasK ror tne emperor, not
withstanding his love and desire for peace.
Wllte Denies Report.
It Is significant tn this connection that
M. Wltte took occasion today to formally
deny, through the Associated Press, tho
published reports from St. Petersburg to
the effect that at a meeting of the council
for national defense, presided over b
Grand Puke Nicholas, the Impossibility of
reconquering Sakhalin or defending tha
Amur province has been recognized and
that In corinequence that the emperor haa
telegraphed M Witts to come to an under
standing with the Japanese. M. Wltte aald:
"The report Is a pure Invention. Thera
J aot a wwd. ot truth la it. Tba national