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SIGNAL CORPS COMES
Frce at Tort Myer Paaking Up Ready for
RemoTal to Fort Omaha.
ONE COMPANY ORDERED AT PRESENT !
Captain Henry 8. Hathaway in Command
DATE OF ARRIVAL NOT DEFINITELY KNOWN I
Thraa More Companies Eentnally to Be
ARRANGEMENTS YET MADE rOR THEM
Abandoned at Fort Mrr to
Re verted Into Urlr-
nt jr'a Supply Depot for
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23. (Special Tele
gram.) Since the beginning of the Spanish
American war the government has main
tained at St. Asaph, Va., a quartermas
ter' supply or corral for the benefit of the
army. It waa one of the big depots of the
country. Everything within the range ot
the quartermaster s department was kept
there or assembled there for shipment
whenever needed. After seven years this
depot at St. Asaph has been ordered aban
doned by the general staff and Fort Myer,
Va., has been ohosen aa the general depot
for this section.
In choosing Fort Myer, a, cavalry post,
as a general supply depot General Chaffee
had In mind Fort Omaha and the removal
of the signal oorps from Fort Myer to
Omaha, for which an appropriation was
made In the Fifty-eighth congress for its
rehabitatlon. As a result of selecting the
quarters now occupied by the signal corps
at Fort Myer. will be taken for the quar
termaster's supply depot. The signal corps
now stationed at Fort Myer Is engaged
In removing Its station to Fort Omaha,
where a four-company signal post Is to be
All the signal officers at Fort Myer and
Company B of the signal corps at Fort
Myer have been ordered to Omaha. Cap
tain Henry 8. Hathaway, who commanded
the signal corps post at Fort Myer, has
been ordered to Fort Omaha for duty, to
take effect after he transfers the post at
Fort Myer to the quartermaster's depart
ment. First Lieutenant E. A. Jounet, on
duty at Fort Myer, will also proceed to
Fort Omaha on completion of the shipment
of the signal corps property at Fort Myer.
The signal corps Is now at its full
strength of about 1.200 men, 150 of them be
ing In Alaska. 350 In the Philippines and the
balance scattered among the posts In the
United States. The force In Alaska with
tbe big cable steamer Burnslde has just
finished laying the 300 miles of, cable from
Valdes to Beward, Alaska. That makes a
total of 1,300 miles of cable laid by the
signal corps in Alaska.
Fqr Omaha, has been an abandoned post
for years. With 'an rehabitatlon of Fort
Omaha, through the efforts of the Ne
braska delegation In congress, it behooves
Omaha to give the signal corps a real west
MUNICIPAL LEAGUE MEETING
City Ownership of Itllltles Principal
Topis of the First
TOLEDO, O., Aug. 23. "Municipal own
ership" promise to be the most important
question to be considered by the delegates
to the League of American Municipalities,
which began a three days' session here
today. Mayor Dunne of Chicago will speak
on the loplo tomorrow.
At the . afternoon session Hugo L.
Gresser, city statistician of Chicago,
claimed that the city had saved by reason
of a municipality owned light plant the
um Of (400,000 since 1887 In addition to
constructing a new plant worth over 13,000,
000. The report of Secretary MacVlcar shows
all expenses paid and a balance In the
hands of the treasurer,
At the afternoon session J. W. Wood,
Chief engineer of St. Louis, spoke on
"St. Louis' Municipal Lighting Plant."
, "Street Cleaning" was discussed by Mayor
aUlas Cook of East St. Louis.
At the evening session addresses were
delivered by Peter Witt, city clerk, and R.
P. King, smoke Inspector of Cleveland.
ERIE, Pa., Aug. 23. Municipal elec
trlclans from the large cities In the United
States and Canada met here this morning
and opened the tenth annual convention.
More than 100 delegates responded to their
names and 100 others .will come tonight
and tomorrow. Papers were read today
by William Brophy on "Suggested Im
provement In Fire Alarm Telegraph Sys
tems" and by C. F. Plehl of Harrlsbu.rg
on "The Advisability and Inadvlsablllty of
Fusing Fire Alarm and Police Telegraph
DELTA TAU DELTA FEAST
Four Founders of the Fraternity
Meet for First Tint In Forty.
NEW TORK. Auf 23 -The thirty-eighth
"karnea" of the Delta Tau Delta was con
tinued at a .banquet of the fraternity In
the Hotel Astor tonight with an attend
ance of about 000, Including the four foun
ders of the fraternity, which was estab
lished In Bethany. W. Va., In 19. These
four are K. L. Hoch, principal of one of
the New York grammar schools; J. R.
Thornton of Pittsburg, Pa.; J. C. Johnson,
a farmer of Westport, W. Va., and J. S.
Lowe, a teacher at Ashtabula, O
When the civil war broke out Hoch and
Johnson Joined the army of the north, and
the other two Joined that of the confed
eracy. Tonight was the first tlsne since
college days that the four had come to
Two Linemen Receive Shocks at Dif
ferent Points and Sue Diea
CINCINNATI, Aug. 25. One lineman was
fatally Injured and another seriously hurt
in a strange series ot accidents which oc
curred within a few minutes.
After seeing his friend, Joseph Ba ley, '
, , . . . . " , . , setts. ex-Governor Hugg of Texas and ex-
shocked Into unconsciousness by a ve wire , ... . ' .
and helping to carry him down from the ' .J"1?! f hv.
network of wire, on which he had fallen. I be" invited to take part In the program.
Frank Garrett, a fellow lineman, climbed J l.oomi. Return, to Duty
a pole a square distant to loc.te the trouble WASHINGTON. Aug. O.-Assl.tant Sec
and received a shock which threw him to retary nt State Loomiis returned to the
the ground. His skull and spine were frac- I department today and resumed liU duties
tuxU aaJ Us died early today. j Hvl"SAZ"l"f' U WU1 r,tUla htJ
CABINET MAY SHOW RIGOR
f on re re n re nllh Kmprror Over Hon
Curia n Affairs Has ot Bern
BI'DAPEST. Aug. 23.-A ministerial con
ference was held nt Ischl. upper Austria.
yesterday, under the presidency of the
klng-emperor, at which the Hungarian po
litical situation was considered. It Is the
opinion of the newspapers here that It has
not resulted In increasing the chances of
I an understanding between the ministry of
General Baron Fetervary and the coalition
majority In the Hungarian Diet.
In the event of failure to reach an agree-
ment Premier Fejervary will continue to
direct the affairs of the kingdom. It Is
Stated, however, that the cabinet will hence
forth follow a more vigorous policy and
will endeavor to break down the passive
opposition of the recalcitrant municipal and
other Hungarian authorities.
BUDAPE8T. Aug. 23 The liberal party
at a conference today adopted a motion
declaring adherence to present principles,
but expressing readiness In event of a com
bination of all sections of the 1867 com
promise party, to co-operate in the forma
tion of a new party by sacrificing Its sep
arata existence as a party. Count Tlsxa
and Count Hedervary. former premier of
Hungary, spoke In favor of the motion.
Tbe relation between Austria and Hun
gary was fully regulated by the so-called
compromise of 1ST7. According to this
agreement the two states are perfectly In
dependent of each other, possessing its own
constitution, Its legislative power and Its
executive department for most branches of
CHARGE AGAINST BURTON
Kansas Senator Accused of Acceptlnar
Fee from Indiana In Viola
tion of Inn.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 24. The Post today
says that officers of the Department of Jus
tice and of the Department of the Interior
who have been 'Investigating tbe Chicka
saw school warrant cases last night made
public portions of the records which have
been, unearthed, and are alleged to Impli
cate Senator J. R. Burton of Kansas with
pressing these claims before the govern
ment while holding the position of senator
In contravention of law. The Post adds:
"In twenty-six cases Chickasaw warrants
aggregating' $1400 have been paid to Sena
tor Burton or his brother, Z. T. Burton,
with whom he Is alleged to have formed a
partnership, since March, 1901. when Sena
tor Burton took the oath of office.
"Six of the Chickasaw warrants Issued
In October, 1901, and aggregating $5.oO0,
were paid directly to J. It. Burton. This
was seven months after Senator Burton
had taken the oath of office. Twenty war
rants, aggregating about 19.000, were sub
sequently made out in favor of Z. T. Bur
ton. It Is alleged that the services for
which these warrants were piado out In
payment was for pressing
claims before the government
It Is also
claimed that Z. T. Burton never appeared
before the Department of the Interior and
never practiced law In the Indian terri
tory, but that his name was used as a
blind by the Kansas senator."
NEW WIRELESS INSTRUMENT
Invention by Soldier of Signal Corps
May Change System In
SAN FRANSISCO. Aug. 23. A dispatch
to the Examiner from Benlcla says that
a new wireless instrument weighing about
1H pounds and found by exhaustive tests
to give better results than the more cum
bersome machines now In use, has been
Invented at the Benlcla barracks by Hugh
Annls, a young soldier of the Signal corps.
The machine has transmitted and received
messages from Mare island and the Yerha
Buena station time after time. The appar
atus Is now being used at the barracks and
has met with high commendation from the
officials of the signal corps.
A fly walking on the outside of a box can
be distinctly heard through the receiver at
a distance of several feet, while If placed
on the ground the machine will record the
footsteps of a man walking 100 feet or more
away. The materials used In the construc
tion of the instrument are simple.
Annls la a graduate of the polytechnic
school at Terra Haute, Ind., In electrical
KANSAS HOLDS HEAT RECORD
Concordia the Hottest Place Report
Ing to the Weather
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23-Coneordia
Kan., with a temperature of 104, was the I
hottest place In the I'nited States today,
according to the reports received at the
weather bureau. Hot weather prevails
throughout much of the western country,
notably In the Mississippi valley and on
the plains, hut an area of high pressure
which has manifested Itself In the north
west Is moving south, Indicating that the
weather will moderate considerably.
In the east also the temperatures are
reported high in many sections, with
prospects, however, that they will fall
again by Saturday or possibly before.
There was a maximum temperature, ac
cording to official rating, In Washington
today of 89 degrees.
SEVERE ELECTRICAL STORM
Thousand Telephones and Score
Street Cars Rurned Out at At
lantaOne Man Killed.
ATLANTA. Ga Aug. 23. An electrical
storm of remarkable severity accompanied
ny a nign wina visnea mis cny loony, ten years and from 20 to 30 per cent within
One young man named James McDaniel, j a year, but those who are Investigating
IS years of age, was killed by lightning ( the situation are divided as to the causes
near the center of the city; the Kimball i whether the Increases are attributable
; house and state capltol were each struck
1 'lc' by "Kh,nln but """lo"'" damage
was caused to either building. Fully 1.000
telephones are reported burned out. The
damage will amount to several thousand
FAREWELL BANQUET TO BRYAN
Jefferson Club of 4 hlcaao Will Honor
Xebraskan Previous to Ilia
Departure foe Europe.
CHICAGO. Aug. 23. Arrangements have
been made by the Jefferson club for a fare
well banquet here September 15 to William
J. Bryan, previous to his departure for tin
extended tour around tile world. Besides
I If- - , ' r 1 .. . I .
LAWYERS ARE TALKING SHOP
listingnished Jurists Present at Conferenoe
of American lar Association.
PRESIDENT REVIEWS YEAR'S LEGISLATION
Ralph W. Brrckenrldae of Omaha,
and Charles Doiuclaa of I'M
Moines Elected Members 1
of General Council.
NARRAGANSETT PIER, R. I., Aug. 23.
Between 200 and 3'0 leading members of the
bar representing nearly every state In the
country and including Justices White,
Brown, Peckham and McKenna of the su
preme court of the I'nited States were pres
ent at the first sessions of tbe twentieth
annual meeting of the American Bar asso
ciation which began a three days' confer
ence here today. Others among the Jurists
Included many members of the teaching
staffs In the law schools of the great uni
versities of the country.
Tbe principal feature of the day's pro
ceedings was the address of the president,
Henry St. Jleorge Tucker of Lexington, Va.,
which was, a comprehensive review of the
noteworthy changes which have been made
In the statutes by the national congress
and by state legislatures during the past
year. A general council was elected with
a number of changes from the body elected
at last year's convention in St. Ixiuis and
forty-eight lawyers were elected to mem
bership. Extradition of Criminals.
The bill brought up by the United States
attorney general to provide for the extra
dition of criminals from one district to
another In the I'nited Stutes and authoris
ing the issuance of special bench warrants
In certain criminal cases was referred to the
committee on Jurisprudence.
In the evening there was an address by
Harvey M. Shepard of Boston on "The Jury
Duty" in place of a paper by Thomas J.
Kernan of New Orleans, who was unable
Thirty-live new members were admitted.
Judge Samuel'J. Baldwin of New York was
chosen delegate to the International Bar
society which will meet soon at Chrlstlania,
The executive committee directed a com
mute In charge of the law studies in schools
to make an examination of the courses
which ,are required to secure degrees In
order that a uniform scale may be at
tained through the country, and proposed
several amendments to the by-laws. The
report . of the treasurer showed receipts
during the year of llfi,298 with disburse
ments of (11,784, leaving a balance of
General Council Elected.
Among those elected members of the gen
eral council were the following:
Alaska, Robert W. Jenkins, Skagway;
Arisona, J. (1. Hawkins, 'luscon; Arkansas,
: John Fletcher. Little Rock: California.
Lyman Helm, Los Angeles; Colorado, Lu-
clus v. Holt, Denver; Hawaii, David L..
Wilmington, Honolulu: Idaho, W. W
Woods, Wallace; Illinois, George 9. Page.
Chicago; Indian Territory, 8. T. Bledsoe,
Muskogee; Iowa, Charles Douglas, Des
Moines; Kansas, J. W. Green, Mcfnerson;
Missouri, William Lehman, St. Louis; Mon
tana, William Saunders, Helena; Nebraska,
Ralph W. Breckinridge, Omaha: Nevada
F. W. HufTaker, 'Virginia City; New Mex
ico Thomas B. Capion, Santa Fe; North
lwknta, Andrew A. Bruce, Grand Forks;
Oklahoma Territory, Ernat E. Blake, Ei
Reno; Oregon, R. S. Dean, Salem; Philip
pine Islands. David W. Yancey, Manila;
South Dakota, Bartlett Tripp, Huron;
Texas, Charles Worden, Wentworth; Utah,
Charles S. Varlan, Salt Lake City; Wash
ington. Charles E. Shepard; Wyoming,
Charles M. Potter.
GENERAL MINER ON STAND
Suya He Wanted Mra. Taggart to
Leave to Effect a Recon
ciliation. WOOSTER, O., Aug. 23. General Miner
was again on the witness stand In the
Taggart divorce case when the hearing
The muster roll was exhibited for the
month of July, 1903, and was Identified by
Miner. It showed that Taggart was "slolt
In the hospital July 2 to July 8, 1903, of
disease contracted in line of duty." It also
adds: "Arrest July 2-July 8, 1903. Released
1 July 8, 1903. and placed In command of
The plaintiff sought to show that, al
though Miner charged Taggart with being
crazy when he was placed In the hospital,
Taggart was taken out and placed In com
mand of tils company.'
General Miner reiterated that he did not
confine. Taggart for acute alcoholism, but
for the purpose of observing his mental
General Miner asserted that he fully ex
pected to see a reconciliation the last time
he saw Mrs. Tagijart.
"As a peacemaker, did you think It
would effect a reconciliation to send Mrs.
Taggart away and have her take her chil
dren away?" the general was asked.
"I thought that if she went away she
would be better able to quietly think the
matter over and feel more like a reconcilia
tion," was the reply.
GERMANS WANT CHEAPER MEAT
Appeals for Reduction of Tariff
Dntlea Are Made to the
BERLIN. Aug 23 The agitation for the
opening of the frontiers to the free Im
portation of meat and live animals has
taken the form of telegraphic appeals by
associations apd municipalities to Chan- j
cellor von Buelow, especially from Thurln- '
gla, where prices are alleged to be 40 per I
I cent higher than formerly. i
There seems no doubt that the price of j
j meat has risen 40 per cent during the last j
i partly to the generally increasing scale
, of living, or altogether to the customs
t duties and the sanitary barriers to the 1m-
' porta t ion of meals and live animals.
DEPUTY SHERIFF IS MISSING
Alleged Horse Thief Reaches Town
with Brit and Gun of
GREAT FALLS. Mont.. Aug. 23. A dis
patch to the Tribune from Lewlstown re
ports the disappearance of Deputy Sheriff
Silverthorne, who started a week ago Into
! the wilds of eastern Fergus county after a
horse thief named Connera Conners rode
Into Lewistown yesterday wearing the belt
and gun of the deputy, which he said he
had taken from him while the latter was
asleep st a round-up camp about 145 miles
According to Conners' story Silverthorne
had capture him and they were on their
way to Lew'stown when he took the gun,
belt and horse, which he rode to town.
Conners is now In Jail.
Wood Hilt Ia
oner I.enpri Am
mon g Prea-
OYSTER BAY, Aug. 31 General and Mrs.
I.eonard Wood arrived here from Washing
ton at 6:56 p. m. tonight and are guests to
night of President and Mrs. Roosevelt.
While It Is said that General Wood's visit
to the president Is devoid of significance
and Is of purely a personal nature, It Is
certain that the president desired to dis
cuss with him the situation In the Philip
pines, not only as to the operations of the
American army, but as to the development
of the Islands. President and Mrs. Roose
velt entertained a rnrty at luncheon today,
Including Major General Davis, former
governor general of the canal rone; Fran
cis E. Leupp, commissioner of Indian af
fairs; William Barnes, Jr., of Albany, N. Y.,
and T. H. P. Farr and Archer Harman,
relatives of the Roosevelt family.
General Davis, who is a member of the
board of consulting engineers of trc?
Isthmian canal commission, discussed with
the president matters concerning the canal
project with special reference to the ap
proaching first meeting of the board of con
Commissioner Leupp came to Oyster Bay
to make a report of an Investigation he re
cently has made of the affairs of certain
Indian tribes in the west and to discuss
with the president some other questions
that have arisen In his bureau.
Later In the afternoon the president
a talk with Rev. J. J, Curran of Wilkes
barre. Pa., president of the Catholic Total
Abstinence union, cowernlng the indus
trial situation In the anthracite region. No
details of the Interview were discussed.
DENVER BANKERS ARRESTED
Four Officers of Defunct Savings In
stitution Charged with Receiv
ing Deposits Illegally.
DENVER, Aug. 23. Warrants were Is
sued" by District Attorney George Slldger
today on complaint of depositors of tho
Denver Savings bank for the arrest of
President J. A. Hill, Vice President F. P.
Jones and some minor officials of the bank,
which was placed in the hands of a re
ceiver last Saturday. The nature of the
charges have not been made public. Presi
dent Hill Is said to be In Oklahoma and
Vice President Jones In Colorado Springs.
Carlos Wood, cashier; R. A. Brown, re
ceiving teller, and Joseph Davis, paying
teller of the savings bank, were later ar
rested here on warrants charging tankers'
larceny. The complaints specifically set
forth that deposits were received by the
bank's officers when they knew that the
bank was Insolvent.
SOUTH MALISTER. I. T.. Aug. 23.-J. A.
Hill, president of the defunct Denver Sav
ings bank, was arrested here this afternoon
by Chief of Police Collier on information
from the Denver authorities, who asked
that Hill be held until their arrival. When
arrested Hill stated that he would return
to Denver without protest or requisition
papers. Pending the arrival of the Denver
officer Hill Is being kept under surveillance.
He is not confined.
CATHOLIC YOUNG MEN'S UNION
Convention Pusses Resolution Favor
Ins State Aid for Parochial and
ALBANY, N. Y., Aug. 23 The conven
tion of the Catholic Young Men's union
closed today with the election of officers
and the adoption of resolutions, outlining
its policies. The delegates recommended
that the state aid Catholic parochial 1
schools and that the national government
assist the bureau of Catholic 'Indian mis
sions. All Catholic societies are urged to
Interest themselves in the establishment
and support of night schools.
Such organizations are requested to bind
themselves together In provincial unions
and engage in Joint debates. The conven
tion expressed its approval of the Cham
plain summer school and adopted a resolu-
I tlon commending "In particular the work
I of tho fountain-head and the souroe of all
systematic education university training"
and urging the support and endowment
of the Catholic university at Washington.
The members voted their approval of the
action of the Massachusetts legislature in
recognising the right of orphan children
to be reared In homes and by persons of
tneir own raitn ana asuea otner states to
take similar action.
ARREST IN COTTON SCANDAL
A. Peckham, Cotton Broker,
Taken Into Custody at
SARATOGA. N. Y., Aug. 23.-F. A. Peck
ham, indicted for complicity In the De
partment of Agriculture cotton reports
scandals, was arrested here today and ar
raigned before United States Commissioner
Charles M. Davison, who ordered an ad-
journment of examination until tomorrow
morning. In default of 112,000 ball Peck
ham was lodged In the Saratoga county Jail
at Ballston. .
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2S. F. A. Peck
ham, the New York broker who was ar
rested In Saratoga today, has been one of
the most conspicuous figures In the Investi
gation of the cotton report leakage In the
Department of Agriculture. His Indictment
Is the flrBt which has become known In
connection with the sensational develop
ments growing out of the charges against
the Integrity c the government cotton
statisticians. -V.. Peckham's name has
been associated very closely with Moses
Haas of New York and both of them de
clined to testify before the grand Jury here.
MANY FIREMEN ARE INJURED
Three May Die as Result of Heavy
Blase at Orovllle, Cali
fornia. OROVILLE. Cal . Aug. 23.-A fire which
for a time threatened to wipe out the entire
city broke out here early today. Before It
was under control an entire block was de
stroyed. Several firemen were severely In
jured, three of them. It Is believed, fatally.
The names of the latter are John Preston,
Frost and X. Soskl. A lumber of
lrauiia lie irjiim minniug-.
The loaa Is estimated at llaO.000, one-third
covered by insurance.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Appointments of. Rural Carriers to
Fill Vacancies Made by
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Aug. 23-(Speclal Tele
gram.) These appointments have been
made to fill vacancies In the rural carrier
service: Iowa Gilmore City, route 1, Rich
ard M. Weir carrier, Will B. Weir substi
tute; Numa. route 2. Glen A. Norrla earlier,
Jaqob A. Norrls substitute. .
SECTIONAL PLAN A FAILURE
Sohemo for Dividing Work of Irrigation
Congress Fails to Work.
DELEGATES DO NOT ATTEND MEETING
Trouble In Resolutions -Committee
Over Aliened Status of the
PORTLAND. Ore. Aug. 23.-That the
plan of holding the deliberations of the Na
tional Irrigation congress In sections. Initi
ated at the Instance of Secretary of Agri
culture Wilson, is a failure, seems to be the
consensus of opinion among the delegates
to the congress, which is now In session In
Portland, and In this view some of the gov
ernment officials who have coroe here to
addles the sections coincide.
Notwithstanding that there are In Port
land about 1,400 accredited delegates to the
congress, not more than fifty or seventy
five, all told, have attended the sectional
meetings, either yesterday or today.
The work of the congress Is being done by
the resolutions committee and the only In
terest that has been excited since the gen
eral session on the opening day Is over the
arguments which have taken place during
Its meetings. The sessions of the commit
tee have been attended by about fifty dele
gates and the 1,000 others are spending their
time In viewing the fair or visiting different
points of Interest about the city.
Interesting papers were read In the dif
ferent sections. In groups of twenty-five or
more, but it Is hard for the speakers to do
Trouble Over Resolutions.
The resolutions committee struck a second
stumbling block at its meeting today over
a resolution declaring that there Is no con
nection between the National Irrigation
congress and the National Irrigation asso
ciation, the latter an Incorporated body or
wiusje board of directors C. W. Boot he of
I8 Angeles Is chairman. Mr. Boothe Is
also chairman of the executive committee
of the National Irrigation congress.
Assertions were made that large sums of
money have been collected In Chicago and
points In the west and Montana from manu
facturers and others who have considered,
the association Identical with or the parent
body of the congress. Mr. Boothe was
called to the committee room to explain
what. If any, connection there existed be
tween the two organizations. Mr. Boothe
resented any supposed Insinuation that
there had been any misrepresentation by
him or by the association of which he Is
Dtsrnaaton Becomes Personal.
Personalities were further injected Into
the discussion by the reading of an article
reproduced from a St. Louis newspaper,
which. In the opinion of Beveral delegates,
left the Impression that Mr. Boothe was al
lowing his name to be connected with the
two organlxations In a manner that brought
Inevitable confusion. It was stated by Mr.
Boothe, and his statement was substan
tiated by committee members who had not
before asserted themselves on the subject,
that while not connected with the congress
the association had promoted the congress
and he stated that during the last four
years no congress had taken place without
the financial and moral support of the as.
A substitute resolution of Senator Clark
of Wyoming, stating that the National Irri
gation congress never has and never will
have any connection with the National Irri
gation association, was adopted by the con-
committee on nominations named
the following for the ensuing year: Gov
ernor George C. Pardee of Calfornla (In
cumbent), president; L. W. ShurtlltT of
Utah, first vice president; Congressman J.
H. Stevens of Texas, second vice presi
dent; H. B. Maxon of Nevada, secretary.
ROBBERY MYSTERY SOLVED
Hlgglnson Jewels Recovered and
Tutor Who Was Arrested In
Europe la Released.
NEW YORK, Aug. 23. The mystery sur
rounding the robbery of the house of John
I J. Hlgglnson. at 16 East Forty-first street.
1 on July j, naa Deen solved, the confessed
I burglar located by the police, the disposer
1 of tne jcwels locked up, most of the plun
der recovered and the name of Edward
Park, the tutor In the Hlgglnson family,
who was arrested In Chrlstlania, Norway,
Rlph Warner, aged 33, who has a police
record, 'was caught through a newspaper
"personal" In which he offered Information
..... . , i I, . .
to the Hlgglnson family. He Implicated
John Kodna, a Syrian. 19 years
19 years of age,
now an Inmate of a Massachusetts reforftia
tory. The latter confessed that before his
arrest in Massachsetts he entered the Hlg
glnson homo, concealed himself In a closet
and when opportunity offered robbed the
J houge e ,atpr RavP tne jwe,s to War
ner, who disposed of them.
Warner bears a striking resemblance to
Edward Park, the tutor, and the latter was
arrested abroad after a pawnbroker had
Identified his photograph as that of the
man who had pawned some of the Hlg
glnson Jewels. Park waa subsequently re
leased. CHURCH MERGER IS PROPOSED
Christian MlasJonary Conference Ap
points Committee to Confer
with Free Baptists
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 23. The Interna
tional missionary convention of the Chris
tian church oame to a close today. The
committee to confer with the Free Bap
tists on union was made permanent.
The last session of the convention opened
with song led by T. A. Abbott of Mis
souri. J. H. Harrison followed with a
bible reading. George L. Bush of Mc
Klnney, Tex., fhen addressed the conven
tion, his theme being "If all Christians
This , afternoon meetings of several af
filiated societies were held. Tomorrow the
delegates will leave for their homes.
CIRCUS STRANDED IN FRANCE
I American Show (iocs Into Hands of
Receiver and Employes Are
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23-The State de
partment has received a cable dispatch
saying that 200 Americans belonging to the
MacCadden circus are stranded at Greno
ble. France. They have no means and
cannot get home. The receiver of the
circus has offered to send them to London
snd to give them 14 each, but that will
not assist them very much. The State
department has no funds for ssslstlng
Americans, except American seamon, who
Jniay become stranded abroad.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Thnndrr Snorters nnd Cooler Thurs
day. Friday Fair and Warmer.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday 1
Hour. I)r(. Hour. Drsr.
r, a. m 72 1 p. m M-4
a. m Tt 8pm
T a. m Tl 3 p. ni T
Ma. m 7:1 4 p. in M
9 a. in 7(1 5 p. m . . . f
1 a. m 77 41 p. in Htl
11 a. m H2 7 p. m
12 in fvl M p, m Hit
9 p. m r2
ARRESTS FOR MIZE MURDER
All Suspects Hut One Are Finally
Releaaed by the Chicago
CHICAGO. Aug. 23 The police today
made a number of arrests in connection
with the murder of Miss Effle Mlxe. who
was shot last night by a robber, but all of
them were released In the afternoon, with
the exception of William Bracey, a colored
man. Bracey bad been a waiter at the
Holland hotel and was positively Identified
by Nora O'Hara and Nellie Curran, two
maids employed in the Del Prado hotel, as
a man they saw following Mrs. Mire and
Mrs. Wilson, her companion, a short time
before the shooting. Both girls had worked
In hotels with Bracey and knew him well.
Mrs. Wilson declared last night that the
murder waa Committed by a white man,
but when confronted today with Bracey
admitted that he might be the man. Bracey,
although a colored man. Is of a light yel
low shade, and In the dusk might easily
be taken for a white man of dark com
plexion. Bracey denies any connection with the
murder. He admits walking on Washing
ton avenue a short time before Mrs Mlxe
was shot, but says he went away and was
not In the neighborhood when the crime
There has been no developments In the
case to show that it was anything else
than tie act of a holdup man who feared
that the cries of the woman would lead to
his arrest and shot her to facilitate his
SOLDIER MEETS HARD DEATH
Sergeant Gardner of Fort Crook
Cut to Pieces I. ate at Mailt
by a Train.
Sergeant Gardner of Company K, Thir
tieth Infantry, was the victim of an acci
dent which cost him his life Tuesday even
ing. With some other soldiers from Fort
Crook Gardner Is said to have been drink
ing at a spot alongside the- Burlington
tracks. It Is reported that he left his
comrades to walk down the track a short
distance Not returning, a search was In
stituted, and pieces of a man's anatomy
were found scattered along the track.
That these were parts of Sergeant Gard
ner's body was made certain by certain
tattoo marks on an arm. There were
rumors for a time that the man's death
might have been a case of foul play, but
nothing has developed to substantiate such
PANAMA MERCHANTS OBJECT
Government Commissariat Knocks
a Hole In Their Bus
PANAMA, Aug. 23. A permanent com
mittee of three has been appointed by the
merchants here to seek a modification of
the arrangement establishing commis
sariats In the renal tone. This committee
will present to Governor Magoon a state
ment showing the losses merchants are
likely to suffer and will endeavor to obtain
a'n equitable readjustment of the matter.
i A conference will be held soon between tho
committee, President Amador and Governor
The relations between the merchants of
Panama and Governor Magoon are most
cordial, which fact Is looked upon as a good
point In the situation
TWO FATALITIES AT ST. JOSEPH
Thirteen Yon on Men Go Swimming;
One la Drowned and One
Killed by Train.
8T. JOSEPH, Mo., Aug. 23. Two mem
bers of a party of thirteen young men who
went swimming In the Missouri river today
lost their lives.
' Dewey Darrow was walking down the
railroad tracks to Join the others and In
avoiding a train sterined In front of n.
other on a parallel track and was struck
nil Infltantlv U 4 1 1 .1 A I, mi h -am . I .
i , , ' .,.. ... . ...
, cnrl Johnson got beyond his depth In the
, . r browned
. I . . .... .
, nr ...... o ure.1 ;'irvri au.Mll llirm llCing
worsen in ine pariy ana jonnson voiun-
teered to carry hark any bad news.
ROCK ISLAND TRAINS COLLIDE
Three Serionaly Injured Anton Paa
aengera Brought to Lincoln
LINCOLN. Neh.. Aug. 23 -Two Rock
Island passenger trains collided In the yardM
at Mankato, Kan., this afternoon. The
smoker on one was badly wrecked and sev
eral persons Injured, one, F. E. Tracy, resi
dence unknown, perhaps fatally. The three
most serolusly Injured were brought to Un
coln and placed In a hospital. They are:
F. E. Tracy, badly hurt; may die.
Fred Robarge, Denver, foot crushed and
John Burns, Denver, hUTt Internally.
FORESTERS ELECT OFFICERS
W. A. tlogan of Maaaaehnaetta Choaen
Chief Ransier by Supreme
Court of America.
BUFFALO. N. Y.. Aug. 23 -At the clos
ing session today of the supreme court of
the Foresters of America these officers were
Supreme chief ranger. W. A. Hogan. Mas
saii.uHetts; supreme auhchlef ranger. J. K.
Lyddy. Connecticut; suureme trvuaulor 1
j. oiiirin fennsyivania : suureme secretin-
F F. Hchuls. New York; supreme me.llc-al
examiner. Dr. A. A. Saruent. Philadelphia
supreme senior woodward, I). E. Hunnlhan
Pennsylvania; supreme Junior woodward!
E. R. Wexsels. New Jersey; supreme senior
beadle, J. J. Bovce. New York: supreme
Junior beadl. S. K. Bowes. Washington.
Moveiuents of Ocean 4 eaarlaA uT. St.'!.
At New York Arrived: Teutonic, from
Liverpool: Pennsylvania. from Dover.
Sailed: Baltic, for Liverpool; Statendam,
for Rotterdam; Cltta dl Nnpoll, for Genoa'
At Glasgow A rrlvei: Buenos Avrean,
from Montreal; Montevidean. from Boston.
At London Arrived: Luxor, from Sun
At Liverpool Sailed: Bylvsnla, for Bos
ton. At Queenatown Sailed: Caronla. for New
At Cherbourg Sill-d- Kaiser Wllhelm
der Grosae. for New York.
At Hong Kong Arrived: Aragonia, from
Portland. Korea, from Snn Fram Ihco.
At Naples-Sailed; Adeittrt, fur
i New York.
OUTLOOK IS BLACK
Japan Submits President's Proposition ai.d
it is Refused by Russia.
ASKS RUSSIA TO BUY PART OF SAKHALIN
One Billion Two Enndred Million Tea
Asked for North Half.
WILL YIELD ALL OTHER POINTS
Witts Says Proposal Represents Only
Change in Phraseology.
ENVOYS WILL MEET AGAIN SATURDAY
Ruaalan Reply Will Of Put la
Wrltlna In Meantime Last Ses
sion t nlesa Grent Change
PORTSMOUTH. N. H., Aug. 23.-From an
authoritative Japanese source the As-
soclated Press Is Informed that the propo
sition to divide the Island of Sakhalin
came origin. illy from the Russian side.
PORTSMOUTH. Aug. 23-The Japanese
plenipotentiaries at the conclusion of the
afternoon session today of the peace con
ference threw the card upon the table. It
was the dramatic moment tbe moment to
which all the previous proceedings of the
conference bad led. The protocols Involv
ing agreement upon eight of the twelve
conditions originally presented by Japan
had been signed.
One side or the other must make a move
or the plenipotentiaries had reached the
parting of the ways. The adversaries faced
each other across the table. Of course It
was well understood what would happen,
but that In a way only mn-de It more dra
matic. Figuratively, President Roosevelt
suddenly entered the conference room. M.
Witte sat silent and the move In the great
diplomatic game passed to Japan. Baron
Komura In a few words explained that
Japan In her great desire for peace was
ready to ninke certain "modifications" of
the original articles In tho hope that Russia
could find It possible to accept them. He
then presented In writing to M. Witte the
compromise proposition which President
Roosevelt had suggested. It was concrete
and specific and It followed the lines out
lined In these dispatches. It offered to with
draw article Ix, providing for the payment
by Russia of Japan's bill for the cost of
war. .on conditions that Russia would ac
cept article v. which provides for the ces
sion of the Island of Sakhalin, so modified
aa to Include an arrangement for the re
purchase by Russia of the northern half
of the Island for 1.2io.ooo,000 yen. In addition
It offered to withdraw entirely articles xl
and xll (surrender of the Interned warships
and limitation upon Russia's sea power In
the far east.) It was President Roosevelt'
compromise and M. Witte knew Its contents
aa well as Baron Komura.
'Witte llef use Proposition.
The question of whether he had been
"bluffing" wss put to the test. Without a'"
moment's hesitation M. Witte explained
that the modification proposed was merely a
sham, a change of phraseology, a diplo
matic attempt to "dorer la pilule" and
asked Russia to pay war tribute under an
other name. He could not accept It. Ha
told Baron Komura Russia wanted peace.
It had given the proofs In accepting every
article Involving the Issues upon which the
war was fought, but It could fight, and
money for tribute It would not pay, not a
kopeck. He neked Baron Komura to with
draw all demands for tribute. And so the
plenlpotenUares separated to meet again on
Saturday, ostensibly to permit Mr. Witte
to place In writing, as the rules of the con
ference require, bis reply to the Japanese
compromise proposition. In reality the ad
journment over the two days was to glvs
each side an opportunity to consult Its gov
ernment for the last time.
The outlook Is black. Many believe It was
never so black as tonight. The Japanese
are not talking. Indeed, tonight they ap
pear to be more taciturn and more resolute
than ever. The only possible line of further
Japanese concession Is considered to lie In
the diminution of the amount of the pur
chase money demanded for the north half
Derision Rests with Csnr.
The decision rests, therefore, as It has
from the first, with Russia. Unless the em
peror agrees to yield between now and
I Saturday the end la likely to come on that
oay, ana tne indications irom r"eternor
show even a firmer determination to yield
neither territory nor Indemnity, sugar-
coated though the latter may he.
The long Instructions received last night,
while not a reply to the communication of
President Roosevelt, given to M. Witte at
the navy yard yesterday afternoon, Is of a
rharacter to almost completely destroy hop
that It will be possible for M. Witte to
satisfy the Japanese demand. M. Witte
himself has been quoted as saying that he
would not, If ordered to do so by the em
peror, sign a treaty Involving the payment
of a kopeck. But It must be borne In mind
that M. Witte in the negotiations is not
a free agent, he represents his emperor.
If he were absolutely free this conference
would not fall. He would make peace, he
sympathizes with the solution offered by
the president, but his hands are tied and
unless he receives an Imperial command, he
Black as the prospect appears tonight,
however, the failure of tho negotiations is
not certain. The Russian camp la pessi
mistic to a man, but they all know the
quick and startling changes of front that
sometimes take .lace at I'eterhof. And
there arc factors In the situation which
might affect one of those sudden and Inex
plicable changes In the emperor's attitude
which has frequently astonished Russia.
President's Lntrat Move.
Private advices froro St. Petersburg say
that sentiment there. In Moscow and In
large centers favors acceptance of the
compromise This may mean much. But
the real hope still rests with President
Roosevelt. He Is resourceful. He has mads
another move. He has sent Ambassador
Meyer direct to the emperor and they were
together, according to advices received
here, for three hours today.
Mr. Roosevelt himself tonight may know
more about how the emperor feels than M.
Witte and lie able to act upon the Informa
tion conveyed to him by his ambassador.
The rt-port Is Industriously circulated here
that Emperor William is resiionslble for
the attitude of Emperor Nicholas and
everything Is traced hack to the meeting
of the two emperors on board the Hohen
zollern In the Finnish gulf. In support of
this It is positively stated that after the
Interview M. Witte's instructions were madu
stronger and more uj. yielding.
Autborltutlie Hulaa Statement.
The following authoritative statement
has been n.uile to the Associated Press
expUlntri- the Russian position with re-
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