Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 23, 1905, Image 1
7 ) The Omaha Daily Bee For Newt Quality and Quantity The Dee Greatly Excels. Omaha's Preferred Advertising Medium Is The Bee. ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 23, 1905-TEN PAGES. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. V CONGER WILL RETIRE AmWmdor to Mexico Tenien Hii Beiig BttioD to Take Effect Ootobar 18. PERSONAL BUSINESS GIYEN AS REASON Will Pnbablj Yot Oo to China u Special Oommluiomr. PRESIDENT EXPRESSES HIS REGRETS Paji Compliment to Iowa Ifan'i Berrioe I r Diplomatic, Potts, f GOSSIP AS TO HIS SUCCESS' J Ravld E. Thompson of ftebraska Wl " Probably Be Appointed Aulalanl Secretary Lioomla Appointed for the Place. OYSTER BAT. Aug. S-Edwln II. Con ger or Iowa has resigned his post as American ambassador to Mexico, to take effect October IS next, and President Roose velt has accepted the resignation. Mr. Conger's retirement from the diplo matic service was foreshadowed In these dispatches last week. It was Indicated then that he might be sent to Peking as a special commissioner of the president to adjust. If possible, the differences which have arisen between tills country and China over the boycott of American goods by some of the Chinese commercial guilds. While no official statement Is obtainable here regarding the mission, there are rea sons for the statement, that It has either been abandoned by the president or de clined by Mr. Conger. At any rate, It Is believed Mr. Conger will not go to China. It has not been determined definitely yet who will succeed Mr. Conger as ambassa dor to Mexico, but, as heretofore stated. It probably will be David E. Thompson Bf Nebraska, now American ambassador to Brazil. It Is known that Ambassador Thompson desires th Mexico post. In connection with the appointment the name of Francis B. Loomls, assistant sec retary of state, has been mentioned, but It can be said pretty definitely that Mr. Loomls will not be appointed. His resigna tion as assistant secretary of state may be expected at any time. It is certain that he 1$ to retire from the State de partment, but whether he will receive an ippolntment In the diplomatic service, as has been suggested. Is thought to be some what problematical. Correspondence ta the Case, The president tonight authorized the pub lication of the correspondence which passed between him and Ambassador Conger with regard to the latter'! resignation. The let ters follow: WASHINGTON, Aug. 16. The President: For reasons pertaining o mv private bus iness and personal affairs. I have the honor to tender, herewith my resignation as am bassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Mexico, to take effect on the expiration of my leave of absence which will ter minate October 18, 1905, or at auch a date as will suit your convenience. It Is with feelings of regret that I leave service the duties of which I have found so Interesting Hnd In which I have re ceived. -ao.. many evidences of your ormfl denee, ' and -ucri invariable courtesy and kindness at your hands, of whicli I shall al ways cherish -most valuable and pleasant recollections, for all of which I thank you, Mr. President, with all my heart, and I have the honor to remain, Your obedient servant. U. H. CONUER. OYSTER BAT. Aug. M. "My Hear Mr. Conger: 'I have received your resignation to take effect October 18, 1905, and accept It for that date. In thus accepting It I de sire ta express to you my cordial apprecia tion of the work that you have performd In China, as previously In Brazil. In real, efficiency and single-minded devotion to public duty you have been the kind of offi cial of whom Americans have a right to feel proud, and I congratulate the country upon having had your services. With all good wishes for your future, be lieve me, sincerely yours, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, GLADDEN TO MISSION BOARD Congregational Divine Files Protest Against Statement by Prndeatlal Board en Receiving; Donation. BOSTON, Aug. 21. Dr. Washington Glad den of Columbus, O., moderator of the tatlonal council of Congregational churches, has sent to the officers of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mis sions, whose headquarters are. in this city, a criticism of the statement of prlnciDles Issued by the prudential committee of the I board In relation to the acceptance of so called "tainted money." Dr. Gladden also forwarded a resolution on the acceptance of gift by the board, which he Intends to offer at the annual meeting of the board In Seattle, Wash.. September 14 to IS. Dr. Gladden characterises the statement of the prudential committee as being rad ically defeotlve la three particulars: That it does not reongnlze the fact that the board Is simply agent and representa tive for the Congregational churches; that the statement of Irresponsibility for the sources from which donations come Is far too sweeping and that the real question of soliciting funds from doubtful' sources Is evaded. Following Is the Gladden resolution: Resolved, That the officers of this so ciety should neither solicit nor Invite dona tions to Its funds from persons whose gains are generally believed to be made bv meth ods morally reprehensible and socially In jurious. ' RECLAMATION OF ARID LANDS Irrigation Congress Dlsenaaei Phases of This 8 abject Sectional Meetings. Many in TORTLAND. Ore.. Aug. 22-The National Irrigation Congress today considered sub jects kindred to reclamation of arid lands, tn sectional meetings. There was an apparently wide difference of opinion between the officials of the re clamation service and the delegates on the effectiveness of the present law. The resolutions committee, before whom the actual work of the congress Is proceeding, emphatically set Its foot down today on the foreign emigration resolutions Introduced at the geneial session. The subject has been disposed of temporarily. Another resolution on which ths commit tee acted adversely was one which favored amending the reclamation law In the Inter ests of Isrge laqd holders. ( J WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL Xew National Sank t Open at Neb. is Antborlsed Shelby, (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. Aug. .-Speclal Tele gram ) The comptroller of the currency today approved the application to organise the First National bank of Shelby,' Neb., capital .0u. Mr. Fred Anderson. Alfred P. Anderson. Charles Krumbach. Frank E. smith. George M. Smith and Edward L. Anderson are the organiser. LONG FIGHT AGAINST WAVES fhlcaao Couple tarried Ont Into I-aUe in Small Boat Rescued by Life Savers. CHICAGO. Aug. 22.-Afer being afloat on I.ake Michigan since Sunday evening In a small rowboat. John Chartres and Miss Zella' Stewart, of Ravenswond were rescued late this afternoon. Both of them are In a precarious condition because of exposure and lack of nourishment. Sunday afternoon, Chartres called at the residence of Miss Stewart and asked her to go boat riding on the lake. They rented a small skiff from a fisherman and went out :o the lake. About two hours after they parted a squall swept ovr the lake and len nothing was hesrd from the couple, was thought they had been either lost blown out to the middle of the lake and ere picked up by some passing steamer, his afternoon while the life saving ere f Ravenswood was patrolling the lake In le effort to find some trace of them, the oat was discovered about ten miles off hnre, Chartres explained that during the squall ne of his oars was broken, and that being mable to propel the boat after that, h had devoted all his energies to keeping It afloat and out of the trough of the sea, which a times was exceedingly rough. His strength was about gone when he and Miss Stewart were dlscox-ered. and he de clared that he could not have held out for another night. SUIT AGAINST STANDARD CO. Widow of Inventor of Reflnlngr Pro cess Asks Judgment for Fifty Million Dollars. BOSTON, Aug. 22. A motion was made In the supreme court today for the ap pointment of a commission to take the testimony of John D. Rockefeller and other officers of the Standard Oil company In the trrt.OOO.OOO suit brought by Mrs. Eliza beth F. Greenough of this city, who al leges that amount to be due her as royalty on the qU refined by the company since 1874. The suit Is based on an alleged con tract made with the late Benjamin F. Greenough, the Inventor of a refining process, by the terms of which Greenough was to receive one-quarter of a cent on every gallon of oil sold by the Standard Oil compan. H. H. Rogers, who Is made the chief de fendant. In his reply to the suit says an agreement was made, but Mr. Greenough himself vacated It on January 1, 1875. SECRETARY TAFT IS AT CEBU Party Will Proceed from There to China with Relief for Legs, tlon Gnarda. CEBIT, P. I., Aug. 22. Secretary Taft and party arrived at 6 o'clock thl morn ing on the transport Logan. The Login was met outside and escorted Into tho harbor by scores of launches and boats. The entire city Is decorated. The pro gram of entertainment Includes a parade, a race meeting and a visit to Magellan's monument. A banquet and ball will con clude a picturesque and Interesting day. The Logan will sail for Tacmban at day break tomorrow. The Logan will take Secretary Taft's entire party and a com pany of marines to relieve the legation guards at Peking (6 Hong Kong, pro ceeding from there to Tien Tsln with those of the party who will visit Peking. Gen eral Corbln will accompany the party to Peking to arrange the transfer of the le gation guard and the Logan will return to Manila. WHITE EARTH INDIANS OBJECT Protest Filed with Interior Depart ment Against Proposed Snle of Timber on Reservation. ST. PAUL.. Minn., Aug. 22 The Indians on the White Earth reservation as well as pepple In northern Minnesota generally, and the members of the Minnesota delega tion In congress, are up In arms over the proposed sale In one lump of approximately ra.ooo.oro feet of reservation timber va riously estimated In value at ll.ono.ono. Congressman Stevens of St. Paul, has ad dressed letters to Becretary Hitchcock of the department of Interior and Indian Com missioner Leupp vigorously protesting against the proposed sale on the ground that the Interval between the first publica tion of the notice, August 14, and the date of the sale, September 6, la too short to afford lumbermen generally an opportunity to ascertain the quantity and quality of timber with a view of making an Intelligent bid, and on the further ground that the rUthta of the Indians, who own the land are not properly safeguarded. TWO DETROIT PAPERS MERGED V Dally Tribune, After an Existence of Seventy Years, is Absorbed by the Evening News. DETROIT. Aug. 22.-After an existence of nearly seventy years, during part of which time It has been a morning paper, during another part an evening paper, and published for fifteen years both morning and evening, the Detroit Tribune will to morrow morning announce Its consolidation w-lth the Evening News under the title of the Detroit News. According to the announcement the amalgamation has been tinder consideration from the time of the purchase of the Trib une by the Evening News proprietors in 1891. The Sunday edition will continue to be known as the Detroit News-Tribune. Mr. Ralph H. Booth, who has been pub lisher of the Tribune during the past nine months, retires with the consolidation. The announcement Intimates that he will shortly become the head of another newj paper property. ASK FOR JOINT STATEHOOD Indian Chiefs Deris re in Favor of ' Admission of Territory and Okla homa as One State., MUSKOGEE. I. T. Aug. 22.--Resolutu.ns declaring for Immediate statehood for Okla homa and Indian Territory as on state were adopted today by the statehood and constitutional convention of the Indians of the Five Civilized tribes. Then sfter the appointment of a commit tee of fifty-one. which Is to draft a consti tution for prsseptaUon to the convention, the gathering adjourned to await the work of the committee. The committee will meet dally to await the work of drafting the constitution among sub-committees. This. Is believed, will consume two or three weeks time. The prohibitionists spparently have won their fight and will be permitted to prepare a strong prohibition pUnk. STORTHING ADOPTS PROPOSAL Formal Negotiations for Dissolution of Swedish-Norwegian Unioa Begin Eoont ALL ANXIOUS FOR AMICABLE SETTLEMENT Indications that Sweden Will ton seat ta Have Rernndotte Prince Accept Throne of Norway, CHRISTIANIA, Norway, Aug. 22. -The Storthing today adopted by a vote of 14 to 11 the proposals of the government for the formal opening of negotiations with Sweden for the dissolution of the union. The passage of the resolution relating to the opening of negotiations with Sweden for the dissolution of the union was not secured without obstinate resistance on the part of the radical and socialist tac tions, whose program Is to prevent negotia tions with Sweden. The crushing majority of the government, however, shows that the 8torthlng and the people are anxious to secure an amicable settlement. The gov ernment is firmly opposed to any change In Us proposals, evidently wishing to meet the Riksdag half way. The committee on negotiations probably will be appointed at once and will consist of Foreign Minister Loevland, C. C. Ber ner, president of the Storthing, and for mer Minister of the Interior Voghtl It Is understood in authoritative circles that Sweden Is now Inclined to concede the can didacy of a prince of the house of Berna dotte. Attitude of Sweden. STOCKHOLM, Aug. 22 -The members of the cabinet are not willing to express an opinion until the full report of the action of the Storthing Is reached. A prominent member, however, said to the Associated Press today: It appears that the Storthing's decision embraces the approval of the primary prin ciples in which the Riksdag founded its action. We understand that the Storthing's de cision coincides with the view held by tha Riksdag that negotiations on the principal conditions shall precede the Riksdag's con sent to a dissolution of the union and csn celatlon of the Riksakt. The broad lines of settlement once reached, however, there is every reason to hope for a satisfactory solution of the question. FRANCE DEMANDS INDEMNITY Saltan of Morocco Asked to Pay tor Arrest of French Subject. TANGIER, Morocco, Aug. I. The French minister, St. Rene Talllander, has pre sented to the sultan, Mulat And El Aziz, an energetic demand for an indemnity of 12,000 for the recent arrest of a Franco-Algerian Citizen. The minister also demands the punishment of the official responsible for the arrest and an additional Indemnity of 1100 daily until the prisoner Is released. It Is believed that the sultan will promptly grant the demands of the minis ter, as It Is definitely known that tha French minister Is determined to adopt forcible means to bring the sultan to terms should satisfaction not bo Immedi ately given, Including, If necessary, the ocoupatlon of a Moroccan port. This Incident Is Independent of the Franco-German controversy regarding the proposed International conference. Indeed. It Is known that Germany approves the course of France In resenting the unwar ranted arrest of one of Its citizens. This German approval goes even beyond the desire of France, as the German govern ment has given official notification of Its intention to support the action of the French government, whereas the latter has not sought, directly or Indirectly, any sup port In maintaining the rights of French citizens. Moroccan officials recently arrested the chief of the Algerian settlement at Gharb because of local troubles. The demand of the French minister for the release of the Algerian was refused, the sultan claiming that? all Mussulmen the moment they en tered Moorish territory came under his Jurisdiction as caliph of Islam. RUSSIANS KILL WRECKED MEN Survivors of Foundered Schooner Are Shot When Trying; to Se cure Help. VICTORIA, B. C, -Aug. 22.-News was received by the steamer Shawmut of the return to Hakodate of the Japanese sealing schooner Tora with four dead and four wounded, and with news of the murder of fourteen other sealers of the schooner Matsu Moto by Russians off the Kamt chatka coast. The Tora was hunting seals off the Kurtles when It picked up a boat of the Matsu Moto containing four men. They reported that while hunting off Cop per Island their schooner had foundered during a storm, nine of their crew drown ing with the vessel. The remaining eight een In three boats managed to reach the Kamtchatkan coast, about fifty miles northeast of Cape Loopatka. The four men picked up by the Tora had left the survivors on the' beach to seek a coast set tlement where provisions could be ob tained. The Tora returned to succor the shipwrecked sealers, but when the landing place was reached the Russians opened fire on the Tora's boats. It was learned that the fourteen shipwrecked sealers had been killed and the Tora's scalers were driven back to their vessels with four dead and four wounded. The Tora then re turned to Hakodate with the dead and wounded. DENVER BANK MUDDLE GROWS District Court Removes Assignee Bratty nnd Supreme Court Orders Stay In the Proceedings. DENVER. Colo., Aug. 22.-Judge Mulllns In the district court today removed Henry M. Beatty as assignee of the Western 8tate bank and named the Continental Trust com pany to act instead. The trust company immediately nied bonds In the sum of $1, Si,Ui0. The reasons given by Judge Mullins ! for his action are that Beatty Is a defendant In the suit pending against the bank and that as cashier Beatty paid to the local aerie of Eagles money which they had on deposit after the bank had closed its doors, thereby doing an Injustice, to other de positors. Attorneys for Beatty at ortfce applied to I the supreme court for a stay of proceedings ana justice I'ampbell issued en oral order restraining- Judge Mulllns from further ac tion. Six complainants appeared before Dlbtrlct Attorney Btldger today and requested that Information should be filed against the officials of the Denver Savings bank, charg ing them with having received bank de posits after the Institution was Insolvent. The official statement of the receiver of the bank shows that Its cash on hand and money due from other banks dwindled in one mouth from te $17u.K. NEW SUIT IN WAGGAMAN CASE Bill Filed by Trustee in Bankruptcy Attacks Validity of Trust to Catholic 1 nlverslty, WASHINGTON, A)ig 22-Attorneys for H. Rosero Dulaney, trustee In bankruptcy for Thomas E. Wagtfaman, who was treas urer of the Catholic university until his failure In business about a year ago, to day filed In the district supreme court a bill In equity against WagKaman and John Rldout, trustees. The proceeding Is brought with a view to securing the sale of what Is known ns "Woodley park." in which Waggaman hns a large Interest, and the distribution of the money among creditors and to set aside a preference under the bankruptcy law the deed of trust obtained from Wagga man by the Catholic university In July, 1904, a few weeks prior to his failure. Several persons are named as defendants In the bill. The validity of the trust to the Catholic university, approximately I9SG.00O, is challenged In the bill on the ground that It Is a preference under the bankruptcy law and that the university had reasonable ground to believe when the trust was' organized that a preference was thereby Intended. The claim Is made that the Woodley park property Is worth about fl.2no.flir), ngnlnst which, according; to the attorneys Tor Trustee Dulaney. there are filed liens to the extent of $.160.nno. leaving an equity In the property of about IMO.Qfln. If the deed to the university Is set aside, the attorneys say, the trustee In bankruptcy should receive about iriiO.OOO from the sale of the property for distri bution among the unsecured creditors. It Is understood thdj university will vig orously resist the erfnrts to vacate the trust. Some of the noies secured by deeds of trust against the property and which, the holders allege, have not been paid are held by prominent Individuals and cor porations, among them being the Cor coran Gallery of Arts, 3142,700: Georgetown college, J12,nfl0; the Louise Home, $10,100; Admiral John G. Wnlker, $15,000; Admiral F. M. Ramsay, $l,0n0; the Catholic uni versity, $3,000, and Cardinal Gibbons. $5,000. No attack Is made upon the validity of these Incumbrances In the bill filed to day. Prior to his failure Mr. Waggaman had been extensively engaged In real estate operations for many years In Washington. According to his attorney, Waggaman, who was Indicted today by the federal grand Jury on a charge of embezzlement. Is now In Virginia and can be reached In a few hours' time. BAR ASSOCIATION MEETS Section on Legal F.dncatlon Holds Preliminary Session Prominent Lawyers Present. NARRAGANSETT PIER. R. I., Aug. 22. As a preliminary to the annual meeting of the American Bar association, which Is to open here tomorrow, a conference of the association's section of legal education was held Joday. President Lawrence Maxwell. Jr., of Cincinnati presided and addresses, papers and a general discussion occupied the session. Dean Nathan Abbott of the law school of Leland Stanford, Jr.. univer sity and president of , the American Asso ciation of Law Behoofs, was the principal speaker. Jamea P. Hall, dean of the Uni versity of Chicago law school, read a paper on ' Practice Work and the Elective Studies In Law Schools." A general discussion of law school matters followed. A meeting of the association of the Amer ican law schools, an auxiliary organiza tion, was held this evening. President Ab bott presided. I .aw school subjects and the question of establishing a law school quarterly were discussed, but definite action was deferred. The first session of the Bar association will be held tomorrow forenoon and will continue throughout Friday. All day prominent men of law have been arriving, especially Individuals representing the lead ing university law schools. Twenty-five law schools were repre sented at the convention of the Association of American Law Schools which convened here tonight. ' An address was delivered by Nathan Abbott, dean of the Leland Stanford university law school. It was decided to establish a new quarterly. These officers were chosen: President, Henry Wade Rogers, dean of the Yale university law school; secretary treasurer. W. P. Rogers, dean of the Uni versity of Cincinnati law school; executive committee, H. B. Beal. Harvard university law school; William E. Mlkell, University of Pennsylvania law school and president i. Brooks of Syracuse university law school. NEW SOCIETY IS ORGANIZED National Association of Manufacturers Incorporate I'nder the Laws of New York. ALBANY. Aug. 22. Twenty-one promi nent manufacturers from different parts of the country are named as directors of the National Association of Manufacturers of the United States of America, which was Incorporated here today for the principal purpose of regulating relations between em ployes and employers and dealing with labor unions. The certificate states that the organiza tion is formed for the "betterment of re lations between employer and employe, the protection of the Individual liberty and rights of employer and employe, the edu cation of the public In the principle of In dividual liberty and ownership of property, the support of legislation In furtherance of these principles and opposition to legis lation in degrotation thereof, also to secure freedom from unlawful and unjust exac tions." The principal offices are In New York. The directors Include D. M. Parry, Indianapolis; J. W. Van Cleave, St. Louis; Elliott Durand, Chicago; C. W. Post and B. T. Skinner. Battle Creek, Mich.; A. B. Farquahr, York, Pa.; F. C. Mumernacher. Louisville, Ky. ; John Klrby, Jr., Daytoa, O. j Richmond C. Jenkinson, Newark, N. J.; Daniel C. Ripley, Pittsburg; H. S. Smith, Menasha. Wis.; H. 8. Chamberlain, Chatta nooga. Tenn.; D. A. Tompkins. Charlotte, N. C; Edward H. Dean, Indianapolis. PRnPFFniNfi DP Y W f A r 0 U i T W C A' Three Addresses Before the National Conference Yeaterday on Import ant Phases of Work. WILLIAMS BAY. Wis., Aug. 22At the National Young Women's Christian asso ciation conference at Geneva luke today, Mrs. Alice Peloubet Norton of the Uni versity of Chicago spoke on the social value of domestic science. Mrs. Lydla Ixid of Oberlin spoke on her personal experiences In China, as a missionary under the American board, carrying on educational work there, de claring the lost ground has been regained since the Boxer troubles, and Christianity has become more powerful than before. Dr. Frank Bagley, pastor of the . Ply. mouth Congregational church of Denver, preached lo tiie dalcgatss today. FICfiT ON YELLOW FEVER Progress ii New Orleans Enoonraging to Marine Hospital Surgeons. DESPERATE SITUATION . IN LEESVILLE Sixty-Nine Positive and Fifty-Three Suspicious Cases Discovered in Small Village Inhabitants Panle Stricken. NEW ORLEANS. Aug 22 -Report of yel low rover situation to S p. m.: New cases (, total to date 1,603 Ieaths 9 ioihi aeatna nt .v roci 21 Total foci U2 remaining under treatment 819 With the fever checked In the city and plans under way to prevent further relnfec tlon from the country, the local situation Is still encouraging. Of the new foci eight are above Canal street, one la in Rosa Park, a fashionable residence park opening Into St. Charles avenue, a well known cltl sen and member of Governor Blanchard's staff being the victim. Another case is at a boy's college, one of the employes being stricken. The Rev. Father Evellhe, pastor of St. Maurice church, is another patient. Of the deaths only one occurred up town, that of a clerk who had been living here nine months. Many Cases Outside. The news from outside the city shows the continued seriousness of the sltuaHlon. Definite information was received from Dr. J. A. Devron, the state board physician sent to Leevllle. a few days ago. His re port shows that the first news received from there was not exaggerated. During two days of work there he found sixty-nine positive cases of fever, fifty-three suspicious cases and 145 cass of dengue. He adds: There are about Jim houses and families here and I do not think there Is a single house here which has not one or more cases of sickness. The people are completely- distracted. All seem to have lost ambition to work. They are completely tif-morailZPa. He asks for more doctors and nurses as the situation Is beyond the capacity of one man. He reports two more deaths since his arrival. Patterson reports fifteen new cases and no deaths. St. Tammany parish reports a positive case on the road between Mandovllle and Dewlsburg. which came from New Orleans. Hanson City reports six new cases. Ren tier one and Arph plantation two. There was one death on Elizabeth planta tion In Iberville. St. Rose, In St. Charles parish, has two cases and one Is dead. Corbine plantation. In St. Bernard par ish, below the city, reports one death, an Italian boy. Mississippi City reports three new cases and states that the report that the State board has declared the fever epidemic there Is unfounded. Prominent tltlarn Arrested. In spite of all the agitation there has been' on the subject, some of the cisterns still remain unscreened and the police have received orders to spare no one who shows an Indisposition to obey the law. Failure to screen caused Hart Newman, former president' of the New Orleans Base Ball club and a son of Isldor Newman, the millionaire banker, to spend a brief time In a cell today. Mr. Newman Is; the head of the company which owns Athletic park. Some one discovered that there were three unscreened cisterns on the grounds and made an affidavit against him. When the police appeared In his Carondolet street offices today Mr. Newman ordered them out and then barred the doors. The po licemen disappeared and Mr. Newman went to police headquarters. When he resched there he was arrested and locked up. Later he was released by Inspector Whltaker. Mr. Newman was Indignant at his arrest. He said he had made large contributions to the citizens' fund and had paid to screen a large number of cisterns that he did not own In his ward and had sim ply forgotten the cisterns at the park. Scored la Country Districts. Some of the country towns are seeking to avoid a clash with the state board of health In the matter of quarantine tn a manner calculated to be damaging to New Orleans. I.ako Charles Is an Instance. The fear of fever Is so great there that the people re fuse to accept any freight whatever from here. Among today's telegrams to the maysr waa one from Democratic Campaign Man ager Thomas Taggart, of Indianapolis, Ind. Mr. Taggart wrote of his sympathy and offered large contributions of water from French Lick for the hospitals snd for the poor patients. The offer was accepted. The management of the Ne Orleans base-ball club does not expect that any of the clubs In the Southern league will have to take advantage of the protection offered by the national commission. The New Orleans games have been transferred to Atlanta and the Shreveport games to Chattanooga. The New Orleans players are being kept on the rolls at their full salaries, in spite of heavy losses that the managament Is suffering. More Precautions at Cairo. CAIRO, III., Aug. 22. The new quarantine order which requires everyone before en tering Cairo to secure a permit, wllj go Into effect Saturday morning. These per mits must be secured from eltherkhe state or city officials, they will be Issued by T. A. Fuller, chairman of the Cairo Board of Health or by Secretary Egan of the State Board of Health, requests addressed to them will be acted upon promptly. The health officers were busy today Issuing certificates, over 1.000 being taken out, mostly by peo ple going to Chicago and St. Louis on the excursions. The health officers here believe they Inspected a steamboat last week th it carried the yellow fever to Gregory, Mo. Early one evening they met a small boat a few miles below Cairo and an Inspect jr boarded it. The boat waa from Natchez, Miss., and was In a very filthy condition. The boat was unprovided with certificates and was very much dilapidated In appear ance. While the inspector was aboard, two men left the boat in a skiff. The captain was asked about the men and he stated that they were sick with malaria and de sired to go ashore. The Inspector's launch gave chase for the men, but they were not overtaken and succeeded In landing and escaping In the woods. The steamboat was watched, but as It carried no lights, it soon disappeared and It Is thought pro ceeded up the Mississippi and carried the yellow fever Into the railroad camp at Gregory, Mo. Automobile Haees Abandoned. CHICAGO. Aug. 22-The Chicago Auto mobile club today decided to abandon Its tiack meet scheduled for this fall. This action was taken because of the protests against automobile racing on a circular track, caused by the recent accidents to OMrteld. Klser and Jay on eastern tracks. Chairman K. Myers of the clubs racing board ststed tiiat the club Intends If pos sible to secure a tract of land near the city large enough to contain a track at least two miles in circumference to be used exclusively fur automobile racing. NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST fair Wednesday nnd Thursday. Te ni pern tare nt Omaha Yesterdavi Ho R 6 T 8 IU It IS 'ear. Hour, Des Tl I p. a M 70 il p. in N4 71 3 p. m N7 Ta 4 p. ST 70 ft p. m NT 7H O p. m Htt a t p. m m Mt ) p. ni p. m mi m . . v . . ra WRECK NEAR JUSSVILLE, KAN. Three Trainmen Killed in Head-on Collision Between Frrlaht Trains on In I on Partite. TOPEKA. Kan., Aug. 23-Three persons were killed shortly after 1 o'clock this morning in a head-end collision between two Union Pacific freight trains, one and one-half miles of Rossvllle. a town on the Union Pacific, eighteen miles west of Topeka. The dead: rW..ILi-IAM H' OIBf,ON. engineer. Kansas t-ity, Kan. TTTJlh?" fireman. CLARENCE REESE, conductor. Nobody waa seriously Injured. The three men killed were members of the crew of an extra easthound wheat train, which crashed Into the second section of regular westbound lfil at a shnrp curve. The dead will be brought tn this ritv as mpldly as possible. The local Union Pacific people refuse to give out any In formation about the wreck. Two of the members of the crew of No. 161 are missing, but Rossvllle reports that a search of the wreckage reveals only three bodies. Both locomotives were de molished. FAIRBANKS AT OGDENSBURG Vice President Given an Enthusiastic Reception by Veterans in Reunion There. OGDENSBURG. N. Y., Aug. 22.-Vlce President snd Mrs. Fairbanks, accom panied by Congressman and Mrs. David J. Foster srrlved here tonight In Con gressman Foster's private car from Man chester, Vt., and were welcomed at the station by thousands of citizens. Battal ions of United States troops and the Na tional Guard escorted the vice president's party to the residence of Senator Oeorp R. Maltby, whose guests they are during their visit. A most enthusiastic welcome was given the vice president all along the route. Thousands of old veterans stood near the Maltby residence, Mr. Fairbanks standing uncovered as his carriage passed them. Tonight the vice president occupied a box at the campflre of the St. Lawrence County Veterans association, now in con. ventlon. his presence being the occasion of nn rnuiupinnuc of.monsiration. Tomorrow evening the nartv will en tn Alexandria bay ss aruests of William R. Rldgely, comptroller of the eurrencv. A reception will be tendered them In th. evening at the Thousand Island house. MUNICIPAL DEBTS ARE LARGE Hundred nnd "eventy-Flve Cities Owe Two Hundred Millions More Than Federal Government. ( WASHINGTON. Aug. 22-Accordln to a bulletin Issued by the Census bureau the RSregate financial transactions of the 175 cities of the United States, having a popu lation of over 26,nno equal In magnitude those of the national government excluding the postal service. The fotal corporate re ceipts from these cities amounted to M1, 624,203, In 1903 and the total corporate expen ditures to $.i35,S04,rOO. The national debt In 1904 amounted to IS95.157.-110; the aggregate debt of tha 1T5 cities, exclusive of sinking funds assets was $1.134,8TS.7S3. The receipts, expenditures, and deft for the city of New York represent about one-third of the city total. FARMERS KILLED IN FIELD George Smith and Son of Flmvllle, X. Y., Murdered While at Work Xelahbor Arrested. FRANKFORT. N. T.. Aug. 22-George Smith and James D. Smith, father and son, and well-to-do farmers of Elmville, a little village of this county, were mur dered while at work In the field on their farm today by an unknown party. The elder Smith was killed instantly, a charge of shot penetrating his brain. The son received three wounds, one In the face and two In the back. Suspicion turned to Cal K'ewton, a neighboring farmer of equally good standing and he was arrested. He denies guilt. There was bad blood between the elder Smith and Newton, grow ing out of a question of a line fence be tween their farms. CHICAGO PRINTERS TO STRIKE Employers' Organisation Unani mously Decides Not to Make Con tracts on Flaht-Hour Ha a I a. CHICAGO, Aug. 22-At a meeting of the Chicago Typotheta today It was de cided unanimously not to make any eon tracts on the eight-hour duv hasia ,nH as a result a strike of printers In the Job offices represented by the association Is expected. If a strike Is declared about GOO printers will be directly affected, but If the trouble Involves employes In other branches of the Job printing trade be tween J.Ort) and 4.000 persons may be thrown out of employment. CHRISTIAN CHURCH MISSIONS Report of Secretary Smith Shows Nearly Half Million Dollars In Permanent Fund. BAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 22.-At today s business session of the convention of the Missionary Societies of the Christian church Benjamin L. Smith, corresponding secretary of the American Christian Mis sionary society, read his annual report, showing that the society now has a per manent fund of I467.3S.'. The principal address was made by Rev. R. II. Crossfield of Owensboro. Ky. , Moveuieata of Ocean Vessels Aug. JM. At New York Arrived. Kron Prim WIN heiin. from Kremrn. balled: Madonna for Naples; Frederick der Urosse. fur Bremen At Antwerp Arrived: Vaderland. frum New York. At St. Johns. N. F Arrived: Cartha genian. from Uverpool. At Ulaxgow-Arrlvtd. Uuenos Ayres, from Montreal. At Bremen Arrived: Kaiser Wllhelm II from New York. At Queenstown Arrived: Merlon, from Philadelphia. At Uverpool Sailed: I-ake Ecle, for Mon-tr-i l Gei Sailed; Kowaoiu, for Boston, CZAR STANDS PAT Russian Envoys Keceife Long Oiphot Cablegram from Bt. Petenburg. RUMOR THAT IT IS A REFUSAL Statement tbat it Takei Position that Mors Cannot Be Yielded. POSITION OF RUSSIA IS REITERATED lation Hai Shown Desire for Peaoe and Japaneie Should Bo Likewise. OUTLINE OF THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN It Suggests that Hussln Buy Part of Sakhalin Island from the Captors , nnd Pay for Keeping Prisoners. BILLKT1X. ' PORTSMOUTH. Aug.a.-2 a. m.-It la stated that Uaron Komura has agreed to offer at the session St 9:30 this morning the president's compromise proposition. A high authoiliy bel.evca it impossible that a final rupture can come today, no matter what the character of the emperor's final Instructions to M. Wltte may be. "If the negotiations can be prolonged Into next week," he said, "so much pressure will be brought to bear upon the emperor that he will not be able to resist." , PORTSMOUTH. Aug. 22.-A long cable message from St. Petersburg, which Is be lieved to be the Russian reply, arrived about 10 o'clock tonight and M. Wine's secretaries, M. NabukofC and M. Plancon Immediately began deciphering It. Considerable excitement was apparent In the annex where the Russian headquarters are located. Sheet by sheet the transla tion was taken to M. Wltte's room. The rumor Is that It is a refusal a non possl mus a reiteration of the Russian position that It has given ample proof 'of its de sires for peace in the articles already ac cepted and more It could not accept with dignity and honor. No confirmation of the rumor that Rtis sla's reply is a negative one can be ob tained and it must be accepted with all reserve. The llshts In the rooms of M. Wltte and Karon Rosen were burning long after midnight. Proposal of the President. The Associated Press Is now In a posi tion to reveal substantially the suggestion of President Roosevelt for breaking tha existing deadlock In the peace negotia tions and rescuing the conference from failure. His solution would Ingeniously permit the satisfaction of the Japanese demands for reimbursement for the cost of the war and at the same time enable Russia to face the world with the declara tion that it had not ceded a foot of terri tory or paid a kopec of war tribute to the victor. The solution Is the one whlcti has heretofore been described In the As sociated Press dispatches aa tha natural and logical compromise. Tersely stated It consists In an agreement by Russia to repurchase possesion of either all or balf of the Island of Sakhalin, now in the mill- tary occupation of Japan, for a sum, tha amount of which If the two countries cannot agree, shall be decided by some method of arbitration hereafter to be de termined. The purchase money, together with the sum Japan would obtain front the ceslon of the Chinese Eastern rail road and the maintenance of the Russian prisoners In Japan, would, It Is estimated, about equal the amount claimed by Japan as Its bill for the cost of the war. Possi bly, therefore, the solution offered by tho president Involves recession by Japan upon article v (the cession of Sakhalin) and re cession by Russia upon article lx (In demnity). It seems practically certain, though this cannot be affirmed positively, that the president was able to give M. Wltte substantial assurance that Japan would' be willing to accept such a com promise. This is apparently supported by the authoritative Japanese statement made to the Associated Press tonight as to whether Japan had decided to make sub stantial concessions: "It all depends upon Russia." Meeting la Postponed. It was the ' president's message to It. Wltte which caused the sensation of the day. Early In the morning had come the official announcement that the .meeting of the conference, which was to havs been held today, was postponed until tomorrow at 9:30 o'clock. To the public, the reason assigned was that the protocols for the meeting had not been completed. But a few hours later the true reason leaked out. J. L. McGrew, one of the stenog raphers attached to the executive offices at Oyster Bay had arrived with a com munication from the president for the Rus sian plenipotentiaries. M. Witte and Baron de Rosen had left the hotel osten sibly for a ride In an autocar to York Beach, but Instead had quietly slipped over to the conference building at the navy yard to receive the message from As sistant Secretary Pelrce. The most elaborate precautions had been taken to Insure secrecy, but It leaked out through a "tip" from New York, which reached the Associated Press. From 10.36 until 1:20 M. Wltte and Baron de Rosen remained at the conference building with M. Pelrce. All those present decline to make any statement regarding what transpired at the navy yard, even refusing to admit that any Importance at tached to the matter. M. Wltte would only admit that he had gone to the build ing "to send a message," and Baron de Roen and M. Pelrce absolutely refused to make any statements. Mr. McGrew took the 3:25 train to Boston. He carried a dress suit case which probably contained the reply to the president. This reply. It is believed, was prepared by M. Wltte and Karon de Rosen after Mr. Pelrce ' had delivered to them the president's mes sage. A suggestion is made that during the stay at the navy yard the Russian plenl-' potent lurles were In direct communication with the president by telegraph, but there Is nothing to substantiate this and under the circumstance It appears unlikely. President Sees Kaneko. Mr. Roosevelt's message to M. Wltte and Ilaron de Rosen Is believed to have Ucn the result of his interview yesterday at Oyster Bay with Huron Kaneko, one of Marquis Ito's close friends who has acted as the president's medium of communica tion with the Tokio government. It Is asserted that In addition to tho president's communication to M. Wltte through Karon d RoKen lust Sunday snj by messenger tod.iy. messages directly to Emperor Nicholas have been delivered by AmbaKsador Meyer at Bt Petersburg, but Uj ofLcUl confirmation. Is obtainable, Tbe. i i I.