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    The Omaha .Daily Bee.
Letter from President of Great Northern
Bead Before Irrigation Congress.
Lumber Kiiige and Cattle Barom Beizi
Patrimeny of the People.
Several Changes in the Irrigation L
Are Suggested.
Governor Pardee of California
Chosen President Six titles
Ask for the Next Con
vention. U
PORTLAND, Ore.. Aug. 24.-After two
days devoted to deliberating In section the
KaMoral Irrigation congress assembled In
general session today.
Chairman Gcorgo E. Barstow presented
the report of the nominating committee
recommending- the following officers for the
ensuing year:
President Governor George E. Pardee of
First Vice President L. W. BhurtllfT of
Second Vice President J. It. Stephens of
Third Vice President E. L. Smith of Ore
ion. Secretary H. B. Maxon of Nevada.
Issue was made over the selection of
Maxon e secretary by F. J. Klesel of Ore
ion on personal grounds and the congress
eferred the report back to the committee,
srlth Instructions that It endeavor to agree
n a nomination for secretary.
When the matter of selecting a meeting
place for the next session came before the
rongress Invitations were tendered by Chi
sago, Bismarck, N. D., Denver. Spokane
ind Boise.
William E. Curtis of Chicago made an art-
!ress on "Irrigation In India," describing
ihe Irrigating projects Instituted by the
British government.
Letter from J. J. HIM.
A letter to the congress from J. J. Hill,
president of the Oreat Northern railway.
vas read. It was stated that Mr. Hill was
inable to appear In person owing to the
lerlous Illness of Mrs. Hill. Mr. Hill's let
er was In part as follows:
How this campaign was begun manv of
is still remember, and It is right that the
leople should not now forget. The first
work In spying out the land for Irrigation.
n Investigating its possibilities and above
ill in getting its merits nernre the people
done by the railroad companies. At
first three and a little later five of the great
lystems of the west united and furnished
saeh t&ono a year as a working fund to
fiake the necessary Inquiries and to spread
he facts abroad. It was bv the nrn vision
Of these corporations, studying the Interests
and welfare of the west, searching for
means to Increase the tillable area, the
wealth, the population and the rjmenerlrv
of the country tributary to thnm, that irri
gation first passed from the sphere of the
noon men to mat or the men of affairs;
that It rose from the rank of a theory and
an Idealist's dream to that of a national
policy undertaken In pursuance or and for
tified by a national law. It would be
strnnge If they had not now the lntensest
Interest In the working out of the magnlfl
cent scheme, at whose birth they presided
and whose Infancy was nurtured by their
cere. For by It the boundaries of man's
heritage are to be enlarged, the volume of
the food supply, man's first necessity, may
be almost Indeflnietly expanded, and the
total sum of the world s available wealth
nd of common comfort may be expanded
Snd at the same time the conditions of the
II I'll IU I,, 1 1, 1 r. , " , , 'l HI" inilllljr, ,11 111.3
home, may be so bettered as to counteract
those tendencies that are commonly ad
mitted to be threatening In the .develoD.
ment of the race and the rearing of a
Mgner civilisation.
Land Owner Foundation of Proa re
The need of this new area for home build
ing is Immediate and pressing. There lies
the great source of wealth which alone may
a and must be drawn upon without Intermls
slon for man's needs. The forest falls, the
mine is depleted of Its precious contents.
even in pe nusni n Hnrcnwi too severely
cease to give tribute, but the soil Is the
list unfailing resource. Play games as we
may with picture cards adorned with other
names, the man at the bottom, the man
-with his foot upon a plot of ground, the
'man who Is drawing from the earth food
for himself and others Is the foundation of
all advancement as wnli as of all pros
Serlty. Make way for him, far where he Ii
ecaying the pillars of the state are weak
enlng, ana all the more Impressive form
of wealth are trembling toward the dust.
Tne need or more land spaces for the
home builders la created by Ihe rapid set
tlement of the country and precipitated and
aggravated by the Insane policy of land
laws which tend toward the exhaustion of
the public domain by the land monopolist
nd speculator. Except in a few selected
spots wnere tne innuence or the railroad
companies as colonizers haa been exercised
to secure actual settlement on their lands.
the Influx of actual cultivators Is so small
as scarcely to be reckoned with. Those
wno gu upon government land In our day
ir me piirpo 01 matting nomes are I
handful. In contrast with this the follow
Ing table giving the Increase In area of
public lands passing Into private ownership
aeh year, snows how rapidly our patri-
?iony is passing away:
ar Acres
IK 8.4S3,8!
I1" 9,182.413
If") lI.4f3.fM
IfrU 15.52. M
1"3 .. 19.4xx.535
la i.... :2,fi50,9U
gave Lsssi (or Settlers.
Doubtless congress will consent to amend
tne land laws tiy tne repeal or those em
Ployed now solely to Increase the holding
of the dishonest man and to give rise to
sucn scandals as nave lately thrown shame
UDon the American name: but if the future
Is to be Judged by the past, this accees of
wisdom and vl noneaiy will come only whei
there Is no longer any land left that Is d
sired by the lumber king or the cattli
haron. it In, therefore, of the utmost mo
ment that these lands capable of reclama
tion. which It was not In the past to thel
Interest to acquire, and which are at leas
partially and in a lame rashlori safeguardei
bv the law of 12. should be prepared ss .
patrimony for the days when the land
hunger that is as old and as Indestructible
as man shall find no food for its reasonable
satisfaction. ,
There Is, Indeed, a magnificent area avail
able for this purpose. One-third of the en
tire land are of the I'nlted Status outside
or Alaska aim our outlying possessions ii
still vacant. The great bulk of this la In
eluded wlihln the regions known as arid
u nd semi-arid. In tlie sixteen division
thirteen slates and three territories, t
wnicti tne reclamation act Is applicabl
there are IVtS.tftri.uuO acres vacant out of
a total TS.7T7.6ta acres. What portion of
this ran ultimately te made tit for the
liabliallon man we are unable at the
present moment to declare. I'ndoubtedlv.
for reasons to be stated hereafter, it will
bs largely In excess of current estimates.
And it is confidently stated bv good au
thorities that about t0.a.iiO acres are cap
able of supporting a settled population ,.n
the basis of irrigating enterprises now re
garded as feasible. A great portion of this
area, many times as valuable for produc
tion as the same quantity of land would
le upon the richest prairie or In the tim
bered districts. Is Included within the states
and territories carved out of the mighty
acqutaltlon which is celebrated by the niHg
ntricenl exposition here before our eyes.
The cause of Irrigation is, indeed. In a
special sense, the cause of the country
included In the Ixiulmana purchase, Jusiifv
lng aster the lapse of a century the states
manship which, far-sighted fur Its age.
was more brilliant than those who con
ceived and executed It could possibly have
Ulaeasslua of Heaolalloaa.
A motion to adopt the report of the com
mittee, en resolutions was followed by the
(Cuatinuad on tiecuud tags.
Honolulu Doctor Say They Arc Asked
to Revise Report of
HONOI.l'I.r. Aug. 24. The tragic death
" Mrs. Jane Stanford has leen recalled by
sensational story published here to the
'eels trat representatives of the Stan
rd estn'.n practically offered monetary In
icements to local physicians to change
eir opinion that strychnine caused the
ath of Mrs. Stanford, it Is alleged that
e bill of 1130 of Dr. C. B. Wood, who
irfortned the autopsy on the body of Mrs.
an ford, has been refused payment by
ie estate on the ground of territorial
uthoritles should have performed the
jtopsy. Dr. Wood declared he was etn
oyed on behalf of the estate by Dr. Hum
fireys and that the latter said that he
considered the refusal to pay Dr. Wood to
be amazing, as he considered the employ
ment of a private autopsy physician to be
The Star In its story of the matter says
that In different Interviews, a representa
tive of the estate indicated to the physl-
ans that it would be satisfactory to the
state If they could revise their findings
f poison, and In such events their bills
were not to be questioned, and Drs. Hum
phreys, Day and Wood would be paid the
mount of their claims of 1M.
All three doctors are preparing e state
ment to place their version of the scientific
facts of the case before the public In a
nal justification of the decision concerning
the cause of the death of Mrs. Stanford.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 24. Referring to
cable dispatch from Honolulu which In-
imated that efforts had been made to
Induce the autopsy surgeon and physicians
who attended Mrs. Leland Stanford at
the time of her death to modify their first
tatementa regarding poisoning. Attorney
Wilson, representing the Stanford estate,
and Detective Captain Callundnn deny
that there was any such attempt. The
statement was based on the alleged re
jection of a claim for remuneration pre
sented by Dr. C. K. Wood, who performed
the autopsy.
I do not know," said Attorney Wilson
today, "that Dr. Wood'has made a claim
for remuneration for his services as an
autopsy physician. There was a claim
from Wood & Day, who are partners, for
$150. which has been paid. In fact, all the
physicians connected with the. last Illness
of Mrs. Stanford have been paid. It Is
hardly reasonable to expect the estate to
compensate the autopsy surgeon, who was
acting for the government. The Intimation
that ah effort has been made to have these
physicians change their statements Is too
ridiculously absurd to require a denial."
Captain Callundafi said that every legiti
mate claim had been paid.
Swedish SoTerelsju Sow Willing; That
His Son Accept the. Throne
f Norway.
STOCKHOLM, Aug. 24. According to
good authority, sentiment In government
circle regarding the accession by a Berna
flotte prince to the Norwegian throne has
undergone a complete change. King Oscar
no longer opposes, the acceptance of the
crown by Us son Charles, As soon as the
union between Norway and Sweden Is dis
solved his answer will be given and it
probably will be affirmed.
At a meeting of the council of state today
Minister of Justice Berger presented a re
port on the decision of the Norwegian
Storthing, approving the proposals of the
government for the formal opening of ne
gotiations with Sweden for the dissolution
of the union. At the same time he pro
posed that King Oscar be requested to em
power the council to enter Into negotiations
with the Norwegian government for tt)e
settlement of the questions In dispute,
and also to authorise the government to
appoint delegates to meet the Norwegian
On the recommendation or the council
the regent. Crown Prince Gustave, gave
his consent to the proposals.
President of Zemstvo Wonld Call
Meeting; of Landlords to
Stop Trouble.
ODESSA, Aug. 24. Fresh agrarian disor
ders have broken out In the EUsabethgrad
and Alexandria districts and the peasants
are destroying the property of the land
owners. A big estate at Butsky has been
entirely demolished.
The president of the EUsabethgrad
semstvo has asked permission of the gov
ernment to convoke a meeting of landlords
with the view to settling the agrarian
During a fair In the village of Llhovla in
ritfltHet of Wernednenrovak a crowd
of peasants attacked the merchants. After
pillaging their goods the peasants massa-
cred a number of the merchants and mutl-
lated others, pricking out their eyes and
cutting off their ears. Cossacks arrived too
late to save the village, which was com
pletely devastated.
WARSAW, Aug. 24. The whole govern
ment of Warsaw haa been placed under
martial law.
A bridge on the Vistula railway near
Radom has been blown up and communica
tion Is Interrupted.
Caracas Journal Saya Venesnela Is
Glad to Have Its Court's Action
Exumlaed by a Great Jurist.
CARACAS, Aug. 24. The semi-official
Constitutional commenting today on the
visit of Former Judge W. J. Calhoun, whom
President Roosevelt appointed special com
missioner to look Into the relations between
Venexuela and the United States, says:
The appointment of this honorable repre
sentative of the American Judiciary pleases
the friends of the present administration
because we know that the proceedings In
our courts are and have been founded on
law and 1utlce and the light which will
le shed by his investigation will enable
the commissioner to mtx'laim before the
American people and the world his homage
for the Venezuelan courts and the govern
ment under the law.
JudKe Calhoun yesterday had a confer
ence with the attorney general.
The issue of scrip for the new 3 per cent
diplomatic debt win begin August t.
Hundred and Hsreuty-SeTeu Invalided
Japanese Soldiers Drowned la
Inland Sea.
TOKIO, Aug. 24 The Japanese transport
Klnjo was sunk in a collision with the
British steamer Bars long on August 22 In
the Inland sea. One hundred and twenty
seven Invalided Japanese soldiers were
Strange Vessel Alssit,
LONDON, Aug. 24. An unidentified vessel
Is on fire off the Isle oX Wight. It la
blaxiim turluusly.
Marine Hospital Surgeons Ezpeot Early
Viotory 0er Yellow PeTer.
Steps Taken to Prevent Travel Be
tween Points of Infection Sev
eral New Cases In
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 24 Following Is
the official report up to p. m. Thursday:
New cases 44
Total to date l.
Deaths 7
Total deaths 22(i
New foci lo
Total foci 3J
Remaining under treatment iai
The. raider mud expression of hopefulness
which Dr. White made a lew days ago
is made more emphatic by the steady im
provement In the figures from day lo day
and predictions are now freely being made
that victory will be accomplished before
frost appears.
Surgeon White, with tlie assistance of
Mayor Dehrinan, has arranged for the
establishment of a new emergency hos
pital and detention camp, which will be
opthed tomorrow.
The MacDonough public school on North
Rampart street has been Impressed and
will be ready for occupancy.
Another part of the plan to be put into
effect tomorrow is a form of quarantine of
Infected places against other infected
i laces.
.Heretofore there had been no Interrup
tion of traffic between places that are
Infected and as a result many of the panic
stricken Italians have returned to New
Orleans and brought new Infection with
them. This will be prevented In the fu
ture. The State Board of Health will meet
tomorrow and formulate a plan.
The territory bounded by St. Ann, Es
plade, Rampart and Decatur, the heart
of the original Infection, is again under
going a thorough course of disinfection.
Tl'ls will be the third treatment given.
A total of thirty-six square miles contain
ing 1,200 houses is embraced In the dis
trict. Distinguished Surgeons Arrive.
Prof. Robert Boyce of the Liverpool
School of Tropical Medicine reached here
today. Trof. Boyce expects to make a care
ful study of the campaign against the fever
and to make a report of his observations
to his school.
Surgeon Von Eidorf reported to Dr.
White today. Surgeon Eidorf has been
identified with the sanitary work on the
Isthmus, where yellow fever has been pre
vailing for some time, and because of his
knowledge of the disease there was ordered
to New Orleans by the Department.
Another case of fever at Terre Aux
Boeufs, the parish seat of St. Bernards, was
reported today, bringing the total to eleven
there. The citizens' committee has been
called to meet on Monday when the whole
fever situation will be discussed and full
reports made of the work of financing the
fight. Chairman Janvier la continuing to
take subscriptions to the general fund and
them Is a dally flow of cash and checks
Into his office. The committee has fixed
3.'0.0n0 as the total fund and the probability
Iq that It will all be subscribed.
All the money that Dr. White can use is
at his disposal.
Dr. Ralph Marcour, formerly of the navy,
started today for Leeville. and the board
will send additional yellow fever nurses
and doctors soon. It is desired to prevent
an exodus of Ievllle people to New
Orleans, In order that there may be no
Increase In the Infection here.
Case In Michigan.
DETROIT, Aug. 24. A Detroit News
special from Grand Rapids, Mich., says
that a case of yellow fever has been dis
covered In Crockery township, Ottawa
county, ten miles from here. The ratlent
Is Godfrey Llmburg, a telephone lineman,
who left New Orleans a week ago last
Tuesday. He was taken sick Saturday,
but a physician was not called for several
days. Yesterday his temperature reached
Two New National Banks Authorised
by Comptroller to Commence
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Aug. 24.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) The comptroller of the currency
today authorised the following national
banks to begin business: The Atkinson Na
tional bank, Atkinson, Neb., capital t.OOfl,
M. Dowllng president, C. H. Walrath vice
president, Q. J. O'Donnell cashier; the Shel-
j aon oneiaon. i., capuai
50 000 Tnl new national bank succeeds
j ,ne security Savings bank and Its officers
are: James F. Toy, president; P. W. Hall,
vice president; E. E. Springer, cashier; E.
B. Meyers, assistant cashier. i
The following appointments have been
made to fill vacancies In the rural carrier
force: Iowa Independence, route 8, Fred J.
Moody carrier, Zoa Moody substitute;
Mystic, route 1, Charles N. Stark carrier,
Rachael A. Gordon substitute; Vllllsca,
route 1, Alfred Havens carrier, Harley G.
McCoy substitute. Nebraska Gretna, route
t. Frederick W. Cockerlll carrier, Han
Gosh substitute; Stromsburg, route 1,
Frank W. Carlson carrier, Mrs. Elnnra
Carlson substitute.
Postmasters appointed: South Dakota
Little Eagle, Rose M. Hall, vice Lulu W.
James, resigned.
Battleship Runs Down Small Schooner
In 'Fosj Off Newport Men
on Board Rescued.
NEWPORT. R. I., Aug. 24. After collid
ing with and damaging ('.he little kerosene
oil schooner N. 8. Gallup, of New York,
the battleship Kearsarge arrived In the
harbor tonight with the disabled craft and
her crew of two. The warship was not In
jured and the loss to the owner of the
schooner, the National Oil company, does
not exceed 1600.
The battleship squadron went out for a
course of maneuvers this afternoon be
tween Point Judith and Newport, but was
obliged to head for this port at noon be
cause of a dense fog. At point five miles
southeast of Point Judith, the Gallup
which was bound from New York tor
Portsmouth, R. I., with a cargo of empty
oil barrels below and filled casks on deck,
crossed the bow of the battleship. The lat
ter, steaming at the rate of five knots,
struck the schooner on the starboard side
below the water line and the water which
poured In through a hole a fool square
soon tilled the Gallup and caused her to
capslse. The only persons on board were
Captain John Andrews and Mf aon Wii
liam. They were rescued by the craw of
the Kearsarge.
Says Senator Barton Is Sot Involved
In Chickasaw School War
rant Case.
WASHINGTON. Aug 24-Actlng Secre
tary Ryan of the InterloV department today
contradicted a statement published here
that that department had made public a
report reflecting upon Senator Burton In
connection with the school warrants of the
Chickasaw Indians. He said that an Inves
tigation had been made into the Issuance of
those warrants, in the course of which the
discovery had been made thnt some of them
had been Issued to Senator Burton and his
brother for services as attorneys, but that
no record had been found of the Issuance of
warrants to the senator for such services
performed subsequent to his election.
ABILENE. Kan., Aug. 24. fnlted States
Senator J. R. Burton, who Is at his home
here. In an emphatic statement today, de
clared that the Chickasaw wurrants issued
to him in October, 1901, were In payment
for legal services as counselor to Governor
Johnson, prior to his election as a senator.
"I have never," declared he, "received
one penny In compensation for legal serv
ices rendered the Chickasaw Nation since
my election as I'nlted Slates senator before
a federal department or anywhere else."
Continuing, Senator Burton said:
Trior to my election I was employed as
legal counselor to Governor Johnson.
When I became senator, my employment
with the Chlckasaws ceased, although
Governor Johnson requested that I remain
in my former capacity. The warrants is
sued to me in October, 1901. were In pay
ment for services rendered prior to my
election as senator.
The facts regarding my connection with
the Chlckasaws has been known to the
departments at Washington for four years.
The warrants Issued to Z. T. Burton, I
have never had any interest In. 7,. T.
Burton Is my brother and he rs now a resi
dent of Tishomingo, the Chlckasuw capital.
He was employed In a legal capacity by
Governor Johnson several months after my
connection with the Chlckasaws had ter
minated. 1 was not paid for anything I did. di
rectly or Indirectly, sfter I was elected
senator. The governor did not have the
money to" pay me when I quit his services
and that is the reason whv the warrants
were given to me in October. 1!M. It was
for services I had rendered before I was
Bark Laden with Naphtha and Petro
leum Destroyed In New York
NEW YORK, Aug. 25.-Struck hy light
ning during a terrific storm which swept
over Staten island and the lower part of the
upper bay at midnight, the ship Marlbor
ough Hill, laden with case olt and naphtha,
lying In the stream midway between Tomp
klnsvtlle and Stapleton, was burning early
this morning, lighting up the bay from the
Battery to Sandy Hook. The crew of twenty-four
men left the ship Just after the fire
started and landed at Stapleton. Word was
sent to Mnnhsttan for fire boats, which
hastened to flood the vessel with water.
The lightning hit the mainmast and passed
down the steel pole Into the hold, where
there was an explosion. Smoke began to
show at once. Finding their signals were
unheeded, the men manned the boats and
made for shore. Five minutes after the
alarm was given one of the hatches, about
midships, blew up. " The flames poured
through . the hatch anif sprang Into the
shrouds and began to eat away the sails
and cordage. After these burned the fire
settled down Into the hold, where explosion
followed explosion.
The Marlborough Hill Is an iron vessel,
bark rigged, of 2.3R3 tons. It was In com
mand of Captain Jones and had cleared for
Sydney, N. 8. W. The ship Is owned bv
the Marlborough Hill Shipping company of
Liverpool, England.
Discussion Occupies Greater Part of
Session of Leaafne of Munici
palities. TOLEDO, O., Aug. 24 The only voice
raised at the convention of the League of
American Municipalities today against mu
nicipal ownership of public utl'itlea was
that of Mayor Woodward of Atlanta, and
the time limit cut him off before he had
reached any definite point In his argument
for private ownership. The prominent
champion of municipal ownership was
Mayor Dunne of Chicago, but Vice Mayor
George D. Jones of Columbus, O., and F.
S. Spence of Toronto also made strong
addresses favoring the municipal Ideal.
Many of those who discussed the subject
were not in favor of municipal ownership
as an Ideal, but seemed to regard It as
a last resort, to which the municipality was
being driven by the hopelessness of secur
ing fair terms and honest fulfillment of ob
ligations from the public service corpora
Andrew Roaewater, city engineer of
Omaha, discussed paving construction.
There was no evening session, but In
stead the delegates were hanquetted at
The Farm, and later attended a vaudeville
show In the theater adjoining.
Tomorrow morning occurs the final ses
sion, the election of officers and selection
of a place for the next convention. .
Party of Three Women and Three
Children Rescued from Swamp
In Northern Michigan.
ESCANABA. Mich., Aug. 24. Huddled to
gether within an open and dry spot only a
few feet square In the Immense blueberry
swamps north of this city, a searching
party today found Mrs. J. A. Fisher, wife
of Bernard Fisher, chief engineer of the
Northwestern road; Mrs. B. J. Snow, wife
of a Northwestern railway engineer; Arthur
Snow, aged 12; Bessie Snow, aged 8; Miss
Evelyn Doyle, aged 19, and a child of Mrs
Fisher's, aged 7, who had become lost In
the swamps.
The party was camping and wanted blue
berries for lunch. Deserting camp Wednes
day they struck out Into the forest and
lost their way. A special train, with 200
searchers, found the sextet of sufferers
today four miles from camp, headed Into
"No Man's Land," whence no one haa ever
returned. Though badly scratched and com
pletely prostrated all of the members will
Two Men and a Woman Killed and
Four Persons Badly Hurt at
Paris, Cel.
BAKERSFIELD. Cal . Aug 21.-By, a
terrific explosion of giant powder at Paris,
61 miles from Bakerafleld. today. Mrs. A.
W. McRae. wife of a prominent mining
man. her son George and Oscar Ducioae,
snother mine owner, were Instantly killed.
Mr. McRae received injuries from which
tt is feared he will die, and at least three
others wcie badly hurt by tlie explosion.
Lait Year'i Boiter Again Chosen by the
Bute Auooiation.
Catalogue Houses and Collection of
Debts Debuted After Settlement
Is Made with Pure Food
Show People,
The Nebraska Retail Merchants' associa
tion finished Its annual session at the Au
ditorium last night by the election of offi
cers. The entire slate of last year was
unanimously re-elected as follows: Presi
dent, J. Yungblut, Lincoln; vice president,
S. T. Davles, Nebraska City; secretary and
state chairman, II Fischer, Omaha; treas
urer, O. C. Thompson, Blair. ,
The Grocers' snd Butchers' Journal,
edited In Omaha by J. B. Conlngham, was
made the official organ of the association
and Its name will be changed to The Re
tall Merchants' Journal.
A committee was appointed to audit the
accounts of the pure food show people and
to turn Into the association treasury Its
percentage of the profits. .The place of
meeting next year was left optional with
the executive committee.
In the afternoon there was a program of
addresses and open discussions. Daniel
Carr of Omaha spoke on "Local Home
To Flaht "tat" Houses.
"Along four rural routes In this state I
have Investigated," said Mr. Carr, "ninety
five per cent of the money sent out through
the mails goes to Chicago catalogue houses.
I have found that the banks and express
companies show the same per cent In rural
districts. It Is alarming in that it points to
a further concentration of wealth, where
already 60 per cent, of the wealth of the
nation Is controlled by 1 per cent of the
"I believe In a different system of attack
on the mall order houses than that which
has been employed. The direct methods
hitherto have failed in their purpose and
have succeeded only In advertising the
order houses. We must educate the farmer
through the country paper. We must show
him that the concentration of wealth in
the large cities detracts from the industries
of his own little town and reduces Its pop
ulation. When his eyes are opened to the
fact that by supporting home Industry he
will Increase the population of his town
and make double on the Increase in value
on his farm what he would ssve by pat
ronizing the mall order houses, he will
buy of them no longer. I have the names
of lR.orm mall order patrons In the state.
Seventy per cent of them are of our for
eign element. We must educate them
through the papers of their own language.
And In all publications the direct attack
must not be made, but the farmer should
be shown how he will lose a dollar In the
lonjf run by saving a penny."
To Collect Debts.
O. F. Munro advocated legislation for the
registration In public records of all assign
ments of wages. "If such were In effect."
he said, "the secretary of the state associa
tion could send out a list to members of
those who assigned their wages and the
grocers would be protected."
It was suggested by one member that
the city council ought to pass a resolution
that any city employe assigning his wages
would be Immediately dismissed. This
rule, It Is said, is In force In some of the
packing houses of South Omaha.
Among other subjects discussed were
the parcels-post, pure foods and credit rat
ing. Pore Food Show Closes.
I.ast night closed the pure food show at
the Auditorium. It was a success, both In
the opinion of Manager Dean of the show
and the officers of the Nebraska Retail
Merchants' association. In whose name It
was given. The association realized a snug
sum as Its share. The show will go. from
here to St. Joseph.
In' the guessing contest for the pony, trap
and harness, offered by the J. M. Bour
Coffee company for the closest guess on the
number of grains In three pounds of coffee,
three persons guessed the correct number.
They were H. Phillips, C. A. E. Johnson
and Frank Swoboda. The number of grains
was 11,5m. The outfit will be sold today
and the proceeds divided among the suc
cessful contestants.
Supercedeas Is Issued by Illinois
Jadge and Delays Execu
tion of Convict,
CHICAGO, Aug. 24 Johann Hoch, the
man of many wives, convicted of the mur
der of one of them and under sentence of
death, has escaped the gallows a third
time. He was to have been hanged here
tomorrow, but a supersereas was issued
today on an order of Justice Magruder of
the supreme court.
The Justice said he had carefully exam
ined the record presented by Hoch's at
torneys and his study of It satisfied him
there was enough doubt to Justify a re
view of the entire case by the supreme
court. The case will come up at the
October term of the court at Springfield,
111. Hoch has been confident that the sen
tence of hanging would, not be Inflicted.
He had very little to say when Informed
of the action of the Justice. Jailer Whit
man said It was the first time In his ex
perience that a prisoner exhibited no con
cern about his fate the day previous to
the execution.
Hoch was smoking a cigar when told of
the Issuance of the writ.
"I am not guilty of this horrible murder,"
he said, "and now I will have the oppor
tunity of proving myself Innocent before
the highest court In the state. I never
felt that I would go to the gallows'. I may
be guilty of other crimes, but never of
that murder."
Lower Court Finds That Bequest of
Million to Ednrntlon In Oregon
Is Valid.
PORTLAND. Ore., Aug. 24 County Judge
Webster today handed down his decision In
the celebrated Reed will case, ruling that
Mrs. Amanda Reed's legal domicile at the
time of her death was In Portland and that
the terms of her will, In which more than
11.000.000 was given for the establishment of
an educational institution in Oregon, will
thus stand. The case will be appealed to
the state circuit court.
The point at issue was In regard to Mrs.
Reed's legal domicile at the time of her
death. If Pasadena, Cal., was her legal
residence, as claimed by the contestants of
the will, the laws of California would have
applied. Vnder the California law not more
than one-third of the estate can be given
for charitable purposes, and the Intention of
Mrs. Reed to establish a large educational
Institution In Grtsun would bavs been de
Fair Friday and Saturday.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdayi
Hour. Dea. Hour. Dear.
! a, m T4 1 p. m T!i
a. m Til 8 p. tn TO
7 a. m T1 S p. m T.I
M a. m Tt 4 p. m T4
n. m To II p. m Tfl
10 a. m Tt n p. m Tft
11 a. in T3 T p. m T4
L m 72 N p. m Til
9 p. ut Til
Had Been Working on a Rulldlna;
Where There was a Strike In
KANSAS CITY. Mo. Aug. 24-(Speclal
Telegram.) Claude Harding, a non-union
structural Iron worker, was assaulted,
kicked and beaten Into unconsciousness at
the corner of Ninth street and Broadway
this morning by men supposed to be strik
ers, snd was left lying on the street sense
less. After striking him on the back of the
head with some blunt Instrument and sev
eral (1st blows In the face, his assailants
Jumped on his body and kicked him. '
Harding wss employed on the new addi
tion to the Savoy hotel. He came here
from Omnha. He said he was on his way
to work this morning and stopped at Ninth
street and Broadway to mall a letter. Just
as he was about to raise the lid of the
box some one struck him In the back of the
head with a "black Jack." "The blow
stunned me," said Harding, "but before I
fell some one struck me In the face and
knocked me down. Then they began Jump
ing on me and kicking me. I suppose I
would have been killed If some one hadn't
happened along and frleghtened them
Harding had seen the men who assaulted
him loitering about the building for several
days and says they are the persons who
have been Intimidating and threatening the
men at work on the building. He did not
know their names, but furnished the police
with a good description of them.
Harding's name does not appear In the
last Omaha directory.
Mne Persons Drowned In Mining;
Camp and Heavy Damage to
Property Reported.
TRINIDAD. Colo., Aug. 24.-A cloudburst
In the vicinity of Rhode canon, through
which ordinarily a small stream of water
runs, converted the canon Into a raging
torrent tonight, which swept through the
towns of Berwlnd and Tobasco, wrecking
everything In Its path and drowning at
least nine persona.
The property loss is estimated at hun
dreds of thousands of dollars, suffered most
ly by the Colorado Fuel and Iron company
and the Colorado Southern railway.
The former company had mines and coke
ovens scattered all along between the two
mining towns of Berwlnd and Tobasco and
although they were situated mostly out of
reach of the flood, the tramways connect
ing the different properties of the company
were practically all wrecked and the loss
In this particular will be Immense. The
railroad company had a line running up
the canon and the roadbed was nearly com
pletely washed out. It Is Impossible to
get accurate news of the loss of life and
property tonight, for the reason that com
munlcstlon with the stricken towns is
constantly being Interrupted by the storm
which Still continues.
Relief parties have gone from this city
and neighboring towns but cannot reach
the canon for several hours, as the sixteen
miles of distance lying between Is deluged.
.. ,. ,hih
the disastrous effects of the storm which
From all directions are coming reports of
enveloped Trlnidaa ana tne territory an
Jacent for miles, but no further loss of life
than at Berwlnd and Tobasco has yet been
Subject Is Discussed hy the National
Y. W. C. A. Conference at
Lake Geneva.
Annie Marlon MacLean of the Tnlverslty
of Cihcago today addressed the Young
Women's Christian association conference
at Lake Geneva on the present Industrial
condition of women In the I'nlted States.
Milwaukee was the first city In the coun
try to call a- secretary to work wholly
among young women in mills, factories,
laundries and bakeries. This work has
since been taken up in Peoria, Omaha, Des
Moines, Sioux City, Kansas City, Grand
Rapids, Cedar Rapids and many cities,
especially In the cotton manufacturing
cities of the south.
Neighbor Telephones Them of Ap-
pronch and They Leave Just Be
fore House Is Torn to Pieces.
WINONA, Minn., Aug. 24. By the use of
a telephone, the family of Frank G. Sand
ers, consisting of seven persons, was saved
from death today In a tornado which did
great damage to buildinga and crops In this
vicinity. The family was eating dinner
when A. McConnochle, a neighbor, tele-
Phoned that a funnel-shaped cloud was
sweeping toward the house. The members
of the family ran toward a clump of
willows, where they lay face downward.
They scarcely reached the place before the
storm lifted the house from Its foundation
and dashed It to the ground some distance
away, with hardly a board unbroken.
Action; Secretary Ryan Decides That
White Earth Auction Hns Not
Been Sufficiently Advertised.
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 14 A special to
the Tribune from Washington says the big
sale of timber on stump advertised to take
place at White Earth, September 6 next,
when S3.U0O.0O0 worth of white and Norway
pine, Jack pine and oak was to have been
offered, has been recalled.
Judge Thomas Ryan, acting secretary of
the interior, after consultation with Com
missioner of Indian Affairs Leupp, decided
to postpone the sale and give the matter
further publicity.
Movements of Oecnn Vessels Aug. 2-4.
At New York Arrived: Slcllla. from
Naples Hailed: Deutnchland. for Hamburg.
At I Jverpool Sailed: Bavarian, for Mon
treal. At Hamburg Balled: Blucher, for New
At London Arrived: Certarlan, from Mon
treal. At Antwerp Bailed: Manttou for Boston.
At Quennstown Hailed : Oceanic, for New
York; Westerland. for Philadelphia.
At Liverpool Arrived: Baxonla. from
Bremen, nailed; Canada, for Uuebec and
Emperor Nicholas and President Roosevelt
Etill Exchanging Telegrams.
Russia Refuses to Oonoede Prinoiple of In
demnity Even Tndireotlj.
Agreement May Be Made for Commission
to Fix Prioe of Island.
Annonnccment from St. Petershuri
That Csars Envoys Will Be
Ready to Resume Ne
gotiations. PORTSMOUTH. N. H.. Aug. 24.-fp to a
o'clock tonight six cablegrams had beea
received by M. Wltte from St. Petersburg
All came from Count Lamsdorff and all
were opposed to the Japanese compromise
proposition, as presented at yesterday's
meeting. However, It Is positively stated
that the cablegrams announce thnt direct
pour pnrlora are now In progress between
Emperor Nicholas and President Roosevelt.
The prospects of pesce seem desperate,
but they are not hopeless, despite the pre
vailing pessimism. There Is still a chance
and the forces working for peace are con
tinuing their labors. The president failed
twice, but he Is fighting on. The result of
Ambassador Mayer's audience at Peterhof
yesterday was unsatisfactory, but at least
It was not a rebuff. It left the door open
and within a few hours after the receipt at
Oyster Bny of Mr. Mayer's account of his
audience the president had sent a new ap
peal through M. Wltte, who received It
from Mr. Pelrce about S o'clock this morn
ing. The emperor hnd already In effect de
clined the proposed compromise offered hy
Japan. He had refused It because, under a
disguise, Japan offered to withdraw an
article demanding remuneration for the
conduct of the war on the ground that
Russia purchase military possessions of
Japan in the northern part of Sakhalin at a
fixed price of l,:nn,ooo,0oo yen, the estimated
"frais de guerre."
Price Is the Ohatacle.
Every mesas ge received from Peterhof,
including those that came early today, was
inflexible upon that point. Had Japan not
Inserted the sum, had that been left for
future adjustment, the proposition would
undoubtedly have proved more palatable.
And the Associated Press Is In a nosl'lcm
to state that the divergence In the compro
mise, as suggested by the president and as
offered by Japan at the conference, which
was mentioned In these dispatches last
night, touched this very point. ,The presi
dent did not suggest any price or the fixing
of a price, and It Is believed, although this
cannot be affirmed, that his latest effort
was to secure the consent of the emperor to
agree to accept the Japanese proposition
with the amount sunject to future adjust
ment by an arbitration board or etherwlse.
According to ths Jspanese M. Wltte has al
ready offered to divide Sakhalin. If the
repurchase of Sakhalin was placed upqn a
purely business basis the following few
lines from the authorized statement of the
Russian position, given to the Associated
Press last night, should be borne In mind:
All that Japan does Is to Join the question
of Pnkhalln with that of a cash payment
and to Insist upon war costs under the
name of purchase money. The transaction
Is fictitious and the terminology misleading.
i If what Is proposed be in truth a purchase
n'.h',, he treated as such and
therefore, should Russia decline to buv the
territory Japan should keep It and conclude
peace on the basis of the concessions al
ready made.
Japan, It Is believed, would make the
further concessions suggested If Emperor
Nicholas would commit himself to this solu
tion. This statement is based upon the
words of the Japanese authority most com
petent to speak. When asked if It waa cor
rect as reported that the Japanese had said
their last word and that all hope was over,
he replied r
No. we have not declared our proposition
of Wednesday whs our irreducible minimum.
We are not assuming a threatening atti
tude. That Is not the way to make peace.
But the plenipotentiaries themselves no
longer control on either side. The negotia
tions have passed from their hands to their
principals at Peterhof and Toklo.
Attltnde of Knlser William.
Most persistently the report continues to
be circulated here that Emperor William
haa been one of the main obstacles tn
peace, that while ostensibly In sympathy
with the president's efforts he is advising
Emperor Nicholas not to yield. The foun
dation for' this belief is the fact which ap
pears fully confirmed, that M. Wltte's In
structions were made more Imperative and
Intransigient upon the question of indem
nity and cession of territory after the
Kaiser's Interview with the Russian em
peror In the Gulf of Finland. It Is signifi
cant that M. Wltte made It a point tonight
lo express his disbelief In the report from
St. Petersburg which caused considerable
consternation here, that Count Lamsdorff
had authorized Reuters' agent to declare
that Russia under no circumstances would
pay a contribution, either direct or Indi
rect, or make a cession of territory what
soever. M. Wltte said he could not Imagine
that Count Lamsdorff could have author
ized such a' statement without Informing
him (Wltte.)
President Still nt Work.
OYSTER BAY, L. I., Aug. 24.-A crisis
In the pence negotiations Is approaching
rapidly. Whether there is to be peace be
tween Russian and Japan, or a continuance
of the war will be determined very likely
within a few days.
Since lie made his direct appeal to Em
peror Nicholas, President Roosevelt has
been awaiting developments, hopeful that
such efforts as he has felt proper lo maku
to avert a failure of the Washington .con
ference might not be futile. Today these
developments began to appear. A report
from Ambassador Meyer at St. Petersbuig
of hlB audience with Emperor Nicholas
yesterday was received and In addition
some important advices from Portsmouth
reached the president. They were regarded
as so urgent that as soon as they were
received in the executive office In the vil
lage tiny were carried to Sagamore Hill
by a trusted executive clerk.
The utmoHt secrecy Is maintained regard
ing the communications, not the slightest
Intimation of the nature uf their contents
being permitted to become public.
ll is Quite certain now that in addition
to making a direct appeul to tlie Russian
emixror to tuke such measures as may
bring the pending negotiations to a suc
cessful Issue, President Roosevelt has com
municated with tlie Jcoanene government
along similar lines. Whether that appeal
was made dliectly to ths emperor of Japan,
as In the case of Emperor Nicholas, cannot
be ascertained, aa do offlclai eunarmallui)