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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
Equitable Life Assurance Society Filet
Answer to Charges Made by 8tate.
Director! Bay Affairs Were Manipulated
Without Tbeir Knowledge,
Tribunal it Asked to fix Beiponsibility
for Illegal Actiom.
It aWIll Be Brought by Officers of
the Society to Compel Return
of the Money to the
NEW YORK, Aug. 25 The Equitable
Ufa Assurance aoclety today Joined with
the state of New York In asking for a
full Inveotlsatlon In court of Ha directors
ana mcer ana tneir aucgoa wrong ooings ,
in managing me muprj. o. --"
The document which announced this de
termination was the answer of forty-nine
Equitable directors to charges made
against them and the Equitable by the
Borne officials of the Equitable have been
guilty of Improper and Illegal acts. It
rhsrgea. tn all thirteen charges are
answered by the directors. Among these
answers they admit the J260.0O0 loan to
the Depew Improvement oumpany. They
admit the l5,0U0 loan to the Mercantile
Trust company, but waive responsibility
In this loan so far as the Board of Di
rectors Is concerned and Indicate that
Messrs. Alexander, Jordan and Demlng are
the persons having the most Intimate
knowledge of these transactions.
The charge that excessive salaries were
paid to officers of the Equitable Is not
directly answered, but admission Is .made
that, under the guise of service, excessive
fees were given to certain Equitable offi
cials who were also directors In other
companies. In defense the answer states
that these practices were not known to
the whole board of directors.
Outlining their belief as to the best
policy to pursue in fixing the blame for
the Equitable scandals, the directors say,
first, that the blame for alleged cases of
misconduct will be found to rest on In
dividual officers and not upon the di
rectors as a body. Having made this ex
planation, the answer then admits tn a
generaj way the wrongdoing charged.
Broadway Rental Deal Admitted.
The first charge specifically answered is
that premises on Broadway were let at
'inadequate rentals to the Mercantile Safe
Deposit company. This is admitted, but
it Is denied that at the time this lease
was mads James II. Hyde, James W. Alex
ander, William Alexander. Oage E. Tar
bell, Valentine P. Bnyder, Thomas D.
Jordan, Charles B. Alexander. Henry R.
"WWbfroW.'.'iMVIi. vvr. Krech and William
" If. . Mclntyre were stockholders and di
rectors in the Mercantile Safe Deposit
With certain reservations, admission is
then made that the capital stock of the
Missouri Safe Deposit company was secured
by the Equitable society, which paid ISO
per share for shares of a par value of $190.
The reservations In favor of the Equitable,
in connection with this charge. Include a
claim that these allegations are true In
very respect to certain of the Equitable
officers, but that the alleged purchases were
never known to the whole board of di
rectors. - I'awarranted Loans to Agents.
As to excessive and unwarranted loans
to agents the reply admits that they were
The directors further admit that the
' officers who permitted wasteful, improvident
and Improper advances of money to agents
have been guilty of grave errors of Judg
ment, but assert that they have no inforrmv
tlon sufficient to form a belief that these
officers were knowingly guilty of such lm
proper acts. Instances are mentioned in
which the system of making advances to
igenta is neoessary and proper within rea
sonable limits.
The consolidation Of the Western National
bank of New York City with the National
bank of the United States, by which a
.. .. Mauliul .a tKtj, hViuitnhl
and a profit to some directors. Is also ad
mltted. But the directors say the responsl
bility for these losses must be divided
among "those Individual defendants who
directly participated or' had, or by reason
of their official duties and position, should
have, knowledge of the transactions
The table of alleged Improper salaries of
Equitable officers which was embodied In
the state's charges Is declared to be
true statement of the figures. A direct ad
mission Is then made that these sums were
paid without sufficient vouchers or audit,
' but the directors say their opinion Is re
served as to whether "such were large and
in all cases unwarranted."
Pensions Wrona fully Paid,
Admissions of greater latitude, however.
are made on the subject of pensions and to
the charges that money tn the guise of
fees was received by directors and stock
holders who were simultaneously stock
holders of other corporations. After ad
mitting that these moneys were received
as uliarged, the reply states:
Many of these defendants were Ignorant
of said transactions, wnicn were nut o( a
character necessarily known to the whole
, board of directors.
Hume of said pensions were found to be
Justifiable, onier excessive and some Im
proper. Denial Is next made of sny knowledge
or Ihformatlon sufficient to form a belief
. ...
concerning the payment of an attorney s
vices rendersd.
Takluv up the fotf.000 loan of the Mer
cantile Trust company, an admission of its
xlsttnce la made, but the directors deny
that they improperly permitted this trans
action. Finally, admission of the payment of this
6S,OJ0 to ths Mercantile Trust company on
July 14 last is made, but It is atated that
this was only after ths trust company llad
asserted a claim against the Equitable and
after this claim had been resisted and dis
allowed by the present managing officers
of the Equitable society.
Loan to Depew Company,
The IXO.iluO loan to the Depew Improve
ment company is next admitted, with a
proviso which states that this admission
is restricted to "those of the Individual
defendants who Were or ought to havs
been cognisant cf these transactions."
The directors then announce that an ex
amination of all facts In connection with
ths DSpsw Improvement company is now
being prosecuted with a view to recover
SC either by legal action or by adjustment
' Out of court any sums that may be found
aTirfHiaued on flecond Page.)
Want Privilege of Running Eatlnc
Houses Alone the ranama
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. X. (Special Tele-
ra . E Markel of Omaha was In
.on yesterday In conference wun
wl S. lew of securing permission to erect
ea 4 .ouses on the Isthmus and to feed
L' . arn's clerks and laborers who are
t ; I the canal. Mr. Market has Just
n d from a J rip to Panama and speaks
e astlcally rif the outlook there. Hav-
I rmerly operated easing houses on
non Pacific and now having one or
louses of a similar character. Mr.
Is statements as to the needs of
places for the Isthmus were received
wim much consideration and It was stated
today by Mr. Pepperman. assistant chief,
that In all probability Mr. Market would
be given the right to feed residents of the
canal atrip under ttye regulations of the
canal commission. Mr. Market left for
New York on a visit to Chairman Shonts,
who Is spending a short vacation In Berk
shire. Tom Cook, poobah of the Panama Canal
commission, collector of revenue, collector
of customs, collector of Internal revenue,
commissioner of lands and buildings, di
rector of posts, administrator or estates
pllrw,rtntPnrtnt nf public Instruction,
waB M tne office of the Panama commls-
slon today on his way to his headquarters
at Panama, 'after a month's absence In
Nebraska. Mr. Cook says he Is homesick
for the Isthmus, and that while he had the
time or his life In Nebraska and his old
home, Lincoln, he wants to be back among
those who are making world's history. Mr.
Cook sails for Panama next Tuesday.
The structural steel workers of Omaha
were today awarded the contract for anchor
ing the court wall of the Omaha postofftce.
They agree to complete the work by Sep
tember 15.
Bids for Installation of "the steam heat
ing and ventilating apparatus for the Lin
coln (Neb.) public building were opened
today by Supervising Architect Taylor.
There were four bidders, the lowest being
A. Q. Archambo of Minneapolis, at $14,000.
The comptroller of the currency today
approved the National Bank of Commerce
oi oi. ..ouis, mo., a. rpr,f uBv,.i .o. i..- ,
First National bank or Malvern, la.; aiso
approved the extension of the corporate
existence of the First National bank of
Wayne, Neb.
These appointments have been made to
fill vacancies In the rural carrier force:
Iowa Bloomfield, route 8, A. A. Morgan
carrier, James Lough substitute; Dcs
Moines, route 2, James S. Jones carrier, O.
O. Gilbert substitute; Panora. route 2, J.
W. Bedwell carrier, Mae Bedwell substi
tute; Scarvllle, route 1, C. N. Larson car
rier, Theodore Talken substitute.
State of Kansas Seeks to Recover
Money Lost by Treasurer In
Failure of Devlin Bank.
TOPEKA. Kan.. Aug. 2S. Three suits, ag
gregating $850,000, were commenced In the
district crrart here- today by Attorney Gen
eral C. C. Coleman, representing the state
of K ansae, against bondsmen of State
Treasurer T. T. Kelly, to recover state
funds which were In the hands of the First
National bank of Topeka at the time of its
The first suit Is for 1500.000 and is brought
against the Title Guaranty and Trust com
pany of Scranton, Pa., and T. T. Kelly.
The second suit Is for 1250.000, and Is
brought against the Fidelity and Guaranty
company of Baltimore and T. T. Kelly.
The third suit Is for lion.ono. and la
brought against the First National bank.
William Sims, C. E. Noel. W. H. Rosslng
ton and C. J. Devlin. This action Is
brought to collect the amount of the bond
given by the bank officials to secure state
The amount of money in the First Na
tional at the time of the failure was $547,
675.08. In speaking about the suits today, Gov
ernor Hoch said:
We tried to collect the bonds In every wav
before we decided to bring suit. The state
wa.V?nr "which we 'can ms'ke The 'bo'ndTng
companies pay Is to sue them.
The First National bank. In which the
state funds were Inst, Is the Institution
which was carried down by the failure of
C. J. Devlin, the coal operator.
Each Department Will Comprise a.
Division and Formation Will Bo
In Order of Seniority.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 3-Flnal orders
for the parade of the Grand Army of the
Republic during It3 annual encampment In
Denver next month were Issued today by
Commandr-ln-Chlef King. The headquar
ters of the commander-in-chief will be at
the Brown Palace hotel, Seventeenth and
Tremont streets, until the early part of
the morning of the day of the parade,
after which they will be at the corner of
Fourteenth street and Court Place. The
orders prescribe that each department
parade as a division under command of
the senior officer of the department nresent
and on duty. The column will be formed
in platoons of twelve files front, single
rank, closed enmasse. The organisations
are to report promptly at ( o'clock in the
morning at their several ststions to be
hereafter designated The distances be
tween departments wtll be sixty feet, be
tween posts twenty feet, bet ween-platoons
(single rank twelve flies front) eight feet.
These distances are to be maintained
throughout the march. The various de-
I Mrlmiiiitl trt fair rts-llnn In . K
j , .
marching column In the order of seniority
- . , ...
rado ard Wyoming, which, being the en
tertaining department, wilt take Its place
on the left of the column.
Chirac Sleuths Take Son of Real
Estate Dealer Into Custody, but
' He Has a Good Alibi.
CHICAGO. Aug. 2S.-There were no de
velopments in the police Investigation of
the murder of Mrs. E. F. Mlse today. Po
lice Inspector Hunt announced early In
ths afternoon that before the day was
over he would make a sensational arrest
In connection with the case, but the sen
sation failed to materialise.
The man arrested was Earl Garrett, the
son of a real estate detler. The pro
prietor of a boarding house Informed the
police that Garrett had left a magaslne re
volver In his room, and on this information
he ws taken into custody.
Garrett explained his whereaboutan the
night of the murder In a satisfactory man
ner and said he left the revolver In his
room because ha did not wish to carry It
aay loitger.
Warmer Weather Cause an Increaie in
Number of Csses in New Orleans.
Action Is Taken to Prevent In
discriminate Communication
Between Infected
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 25. Fellow fever
report to 6 p. m.:
New cases K5
Total to date I.
Ieaths S
Total deaths 232
New foci M
Total foci 376
Remaining under treatment HSO
The figures show an Increase In the num
ber of new cases over yesterday's report
and if there is any particular cause to as
sign, It Is the excessively warm weather
of the last few days, which has been most
favorable for the development of the In
fection. The Increase Is so slight, how
ever, that it does not In any way affect
the hopeful feeling of those engaged In
the campaign.
New Orleans has received one case of
fever which appears to have come from
Memphis. The case was a woman, who
cume here August 16, and was taken 111
two days later. The case was manifestly
not contracted here, owing to the early de
velopments of the disease after arrival.
Cases In the Conntry.
Following Is a summary of the reports
of the new cases from the country:
Hanson City 6
Morgan City 1
Oak Providence 2
Mississippi City i.. 1
Uulf Port, Miss 3
Stop Indiscriminate Travel.
Action was taken today at a meeting
of the State Board of Health to enable the
federal authorities to put a stcu to Indis
criminate travel between Infected points
and New Orleans The resolution adopted
Is general In character and authorizes any
local health officers of infected localities
to prohibit the introduction Into their com
munities of persons acclimated, unaccll-
matpd or ,0 bp lmmun(Ji when , thelr
judgment such Introduction would add to
or Increase the prevalence of disease. Per
sons known to reside regularly In an in
fected locality In Louisiana are to be ad
mitted Into their homes when they furnish
satisfactory iiroof of residence.
Dr. White's announcement that If the
people will faithfully screen and disinfect
and obey the regulations which have been
made, and if all elements continue as at
present to report. It Is expected an entire
cessation of the Infection will be reached
In the next thirty days.
Denial by Memphis Authorities.
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Aug. 25. The Memphis
Board of Health issued a statement tonight
denying emphatically the presence of yel
low fever In this city.
According to the New Orleans authorities,
an Italian woman had developed on Aug
ust 20 a case of yellow fever two days after
her arrlvel In New Orleans. This woman,
it wns believed, had come direct from Mem
phis. The Memphis Board of Health, In its
statement, says that the woman, Mrs. Quer
clo, arrived here from New Orleans July 27.
Her party was kept under surveillance for
ten days, although no quarantine had been
established. No Indication of fever devel-
oped. The statement says that Mrs. Guer
clo left Memphis twb weeks ago and that
If she had contracted fever here that the
disease would have made Its appearance
many days before It was discovered by
New Orleans physicians.
Bar Association Commends Presi
dent's Action In Promoting;
25. The final session today was a busy
and Important one for the delegates tn at
tendance to the annual convention of the
American Bar associations. Officers a-.r.
amou?t 'M "'
imnsacien, me question or insurance law
was thoroughly debated and a banquet
was held tonight.
The moat striking feature of the conven
tion canve today when resolutions ap
proving President Roosevelt's efforts to
end the war between Russia and Japan
were adopted. The resolutions were
brought before the convention Just pre
vious to the adjournment of the business
meeting and were adopted unanimously.
Before artlon was taken, a resolution
was Introduced which held that In view of
the recent supreme court decision that It
would be useless for the national con
gress to enact laws for federal regulation
of Insurance matters. It would be Improper
for the American Bar association to re
quest such action to be taken. A motion
to refer the resolution to the Incoming
committee on Insurance laws was passed
after considerable discussion, 113 to 39.
The special order today was the con
sideration of the majority and minority
report which was represented by the In
surance law committee. The majority re
port recommended legislation by congress
I providing for the federal supervision of In
surance, the repeal or all valued policy
laws; a uniform policy, the terms of which
shall be specifically denned, the repeal of
all retaliatory tax laws; stricter Incor
poration laws In the several states In-so-far
as they affect the creation of Insurance
companies, and a federal statute prohibiting
the use of the malls to all persons, associ
ations or corporations transacting the busi
ness of Insurance tn disregard of state and
federal regulations.
The minority report presented by W. R.
Vance declares that no reason has been
shown why the business of Insurance should
be regarded as Interstate commerce. There
fore, the report says, it is clear that the
regulation and control of the business is
beyond the powers of the federal govern
ment. It Is the opinion of the minority that
federal supervision. If Jt were constitu
tionally possible would probably remedy
many of the existing evils, but that such
supervision la not possible without a con
stitutional amendment. The report char
acterizes existing methods of state reg
ulation as "most defective," as they are
inefficient In preventing "wild cat" com
panies from engaging In the business and
are needlessly expensive to ths policy
holders, who In the last analysis bear ths
expenses .Incident to the business.
After discussing ths whole question of In
surance the law was left to the Incoming
committee. George R. Peck of Chicago was
elected president.
Corean Emperor Holds Reception.
8EOI L. Aug. K. Ths emperor of Corea,
upon the occsslon of his birthday, which
waa celebrated today, granted an audience
to the diplomatic corps and distinguished
foreigners residing In Seoul. A popular
demonstration took place in front of ths
Mr. Roosevelt Makes Short Submarine
Voyage on Torpedo Boat
OTSTER BAY. Aug. 25. President Roose.
velt this afternoon made a descent In
Long Island sound on board the submarine
torpedo boat Plunger. He was aboard the
vessel about three hours. At one time the
little boat was submerged for fifty minutes
and In that time was put through all of
the submarine feats of which It Is capable.
The president expressed tonight his de
light at the novel experience and said that
he was Immensely Impressed with the boat
and with the manner In which It was
handled. In thus braving the dangers of
submarine maneuvering the president has
endeared himself to naval officers and men
the world over and made Lieutenant
Charles Nelson, commander of the
Plunger, the proudest and happiest man
In the United States navy.
As soon as the president had descended
into the boat the manhole was closed and,
convoyed by the naval tender Apache, the
Plunger started for the Sound. Explana
tions of the working of the vessel having
been completed, Ueutenant Nelson began
to put It through Its performances. From
the bottom, porpoise diving was tried,
that Is, the boat would ascend to the sur
face of the sound for several seconds,
long enough to enable her commander to
sight any warship that might be within
view, and then dive again immediately.
After this maneuver had been repeated
a few times, the Plunger was sent down a
distance of twenty feet below the surface
and her engines stopped. Then the engines
were reversed and the boat ascended to the
surface backward. Lieutenant Nelson
made his boat perform the remarkable
feat of diving to a depth of twenty feet,
and while going at full speed at that
depth reversing Its course. The complete
turn occupied only one minute. Subse
quently, the engines were stopped and the
vessel was submerged to a depth of
twenty feet. There she was kept motion
less, a demonstration of Its ability to re
main . In that position for hours while
awaiting an opportunity to launch one of
her torpedoes at a vessel of a blockading
squadron which might be passing or re
passing a given point. After many maneu
vers had been performed Lieutenant Nel
son ordered all lights on board to be ex
tlngulshed to demonstrate how thoroughly
the members of his crew knew their busl
ness. They worked perfectly In the Inky
darkness, evidently with as much skill and
ease as they performed their duties In the
glare of the electric light.
In doscrlbing his experiences tonight
President Roosevelt expressed great satls-
faction with the manner In which the tiny
vessel was manasred. He remarked par
ticularly on the possibilities of the sub
marine torptdo boats In actual warfare.
He related Jn. detail his experience with
evident pleasure.
Tomorrow, at 8:30 In the morning the
Plunger will go out to the sound for
another test try. The president and Mrs,
Roosevelt, with a party mf friends, wilt
witness the maneuvers of the vessel from
the deck of the Sylph.
New York Wan Pert In Sentence for
Theft Never Committed to Prevent
Scandal -Becoming- Public.
NEW YORK. Aug. 25-As strange
story as that constituting the plot of any
novel will be told to Governor Hlgglns of
New York by a New York City lawyer
when he endeavors to secure the pardon of
a man who chose to serve a sentence of
three yeara' imprisonment In Sing Sing
prison for theft of which he was Innocent
to shield the name of a woman from scan
dal. Carl Flsher-Hansen, the lawyer, said
today thnt he would at once appeal for
the pardon of the prisoner, whose name ho
would not reveal, at the request of the
woman whose reputation the prisoner had
saved at the expense of his own liberty.
The woman, Mr. Flsher-Hansen said, had
visited his office within a few days snd
said that her husband had Just died and
that she mow wanted to do Justice to the
prisoner. They had been friends, and more
than a year ago, when her husband re
turned unexpectedly he caught the other
man running away. To save her from
scandal, the man confessed that he had
broken Into her home to steal, whereupon
he was arrested and Is now In Sing Sing.
The prisoner, said Mr. Flsher-Hansen, was
a young college student who disappeared
from one of the colleges when he was ar
rested. "I will not say whether It waa Harvard,
Yale or Prlncecon," said the lawyer. "No
one has ever known what became of him,
as he was tried and sentenced under an
assumed name.
"The woman In the case has also raid
a penalty for her Indiscretion, as a servant
who knew of the affair has collected ISO.OOO
In blackmail from her within a few months
She Is a member of one of the best families
of New York snd her late husband owned
several factories In New Jersey.
President of Santa Fe Says His Boad
Has No Relations with Standard
OH Company.
CHICAGO, Aug. 2B.-Mr. E. P. Ripley,
president of the Atchison, Topeka 4 Santa
Fe railway system, today, In reply to the
recent criticisms of his road, saldr
I wish It were true rhat the Santa Fe
company Is getting or could get anything
out of the oil that moves through the
Standard Oil company's pipe lines, b it un
fortunately for us It Is not true. The Santa
Fe company has not derived benefit ef any
kind, direct or Indirect, from the advent of
the Standard Oil company In the Kansas
field The statements made regarding the
Santa Fe company as well as the conclu
sions drawn therefrom are absolutely false
except as to certain changes In weights and
rates which were proper and Justifiable
and were not made either for the benefit
of the Standard Oil company or In collu
sion with It. The fact Is thst the Santa
Fe company never had sny oil traffic in
Ksnsas of any consequence lis entire
earnings on Kansas oil during the height
of the excitement, the thirteen months end
ing March 1. 1H06 were lees than fcl.txjO.
New York Hospital Says Good Re
sults Follow I se of Veger
table Juices.
NEW YORK. Aug. 26 -Physicians of this
city are much Interested In a circular la
sued yesterday by the New York Post
Graduate hospital announcing the discovery
of a new cure for consumption. This new
remedy is the Juice of raw table vegeta
blespotatoes, beets, carrots, onions, celery
and the like, procured by grinding and
squeexlng, a dose being two ounces after
The statement is mads that eleven pa
tients with well developed pulmonary
tuberculosis have been absolutely cured
and are now good subjects for life Insur
ance risks. Fifty other patients ars still
under treatment and are said to be
progressing satisfactorily.
Holmes, Haas and Peckham Accused with
Conspiracy to Defraud United states.
Attorney Beaeh Says Statistician
Will Appear Today to Answer
the Two Chara-es In
the BUI.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 25-dwln 8.
Holmes, Jr., of Washington, D. C, until
recently associate statistician of the De
partment of Agriculture but who was dis
missed as an outcome of the Investiga
tion into the leakage In the cotton crop
reports, has been Indicted by the grand
Jury on a charge of conspiracy to defraud
the government. This announcement was
made tonight by t'nlted States District
Attorney Morgan H. Beach. Just after he
had returned from New York, where he
had been Instrumental In causing the ar
rest of Frederick A. Peckham, the New
York broker, at Saratoga, and Moses Haas
of New Tork. There are two Indictments
covering the charges against the three
Mr. Beach said tonight that Holmes, who
has been away from Washington for some
time and whose whereabouts have not been
generally known, will be here tomorrow
morning to answer to the Indictment.
Section 5440 of the revised statutes, un
der which Holmes Is Indicted and which It
Is understood forms the gravamen of the
charge against the three men provides:
That If two or more tiersons consnlre
either to commit any offense against the
i nitea mates or to defraud the I nlted
States In any manner and one or more
of such parties do any act to effect the
object of the conspiracy, all the parties
to such conspiracy shall be liable to a
penalty of not less than $1.0nu and not
more than 110,000 and to Imprisonment of
not more than two years.
The report of the secret service on the
charges alleging that advance Informa
tion regarding the cotton crop reports had
been given to cotton brokers In New York
asserted that Holmes had communicated
advance Information to L. C. Van Riper,
a New York broker, and Moses Haas of
New York, whom Mr. Van Riper used
as a go-between In conveying Information
from Holmes to other New York brokers.
Secret Service Report for Year.
The annual report of Chief Wllmle of
the secret service shows a total of 632 ar
rests, of which forty-four relsted to coun
terfeits of currency, fifty-two to altering
obligations, 334 to the counterfeiting of
coin and the others In connection with
various violations of the federal statutes.
The nationality of the defendants repre
sented most of the civilised countries, but
native born offenders led with 392, Italy
being second with forty-two and Austria
third with thirteen.
Counterfeit notes confiscated by the ser
vice aggregated W6.834 against $44,350 the States on the same lines as the present
previous year, while the coins seised ag- Chinese exclusion. The resolution was in
gregated 124.110 against S1M19 for the pre- troduced by E. I. Wolfe of California. Mr.
vlous twelve months. There were cap-1 Wolfe Is president pro tern, of the Call
tured 165 V'ates of various descriptions for ' fornla Japanese Exclusion society. He ex
the making of counterfeit notes and 454 1 plained that the resolution was directed
dies and molds for coining. A very large I onlv nsa'nst " the Japanese and Corean
proportion of ths counterfeit coins was coolie element, which he said Is as detrl
captured In the hands of the makers be- mental as Chinese coolie Immigration. They
tore being placed In circulation. But nine
new counterfeit notes were msde and cir
culated and of these only four were con
sidered deceptive enough to bring them In
the dangerous class.
Arrangements hsve been made for the
establishment of a branch of the service,
at Honolulu, where Indications 'have
pointed to the development of coining en
Circus Employes In Bad Plight.
Another dispatch was received at the
State department today regarding the em
ployes of the MacCaddon circus, stranded
at Grenoble, France, which states that
their food supply was stopped August 23
and that their plight Is very distressing.
The cable says that unless Immediate
steps are taken to provide the necessary
funds to send these needy persons home
serious consequences may result.
Wlut Objects, to Marriages.
The annual report of Brigadier General
Theodore Wlnt, commanding the Depart
ment of the Missouri, recommends that
the army chaplains shall not be allowed
to perform marriage ceremonies for sol
diers, unless previous permission shall have
been given by the commanding officer, the
enlistment of married soldiers being dis
couraged by the War depaitment.
Hay's Will Probated.
A petition by Mrs. Clara S. Hay. widow
of the late Secretary John Hay, for the
probate of Mr. Hay's will was filed today
In the probate court. The petition states
that Mr. Hay left property, real and per
sonal, to the value of more than S25O,O0O.
Total Membership Now Over One
Hundred Thousand Addresses by
Misses Howe and Hayes
WILLIAMS BAY, Wis., Aug. 25. Today
was association day at the National Young
Women's Christian association conference
at Lake Geneva. At the platform meeting
Miss Emma Hayes, one of the ' national
secretaries, spoke of the work .of the
American committee, under whose auspices
this conference Is held. There are now af
filiated with this national body 650 student
associations, with a membership of 39,831,
of whom H.6S0 are enrolled In Bible classes;
also 104 city associations, thirteen branch
associations, two mill village associa
tions and fourteen association circles In
small towns. The total city membership
Is 91.421, of whom S.904 are enrolled In
Bible classes and 2,900 In educational
classes. Meetings are held In 221 mills and
factories and fifty-three associations have
lunch rooms for young women. The Amer
ican committee also conducts summer con
ferences for Bible study and discussion of
methods of . Christian work for young
women In various sections of the L'nited
The speaker of the evening was Mlas
Annie 8. Howe, formerly director of Glory
kindergarten In Kobe, Japan, who told of
the progress of Christianity in Japan.
Mysterious Murder at Lewtston, Moat,
Robbery or Revenae May
Be the Motive.
LEWISTON, Mont., Aug. SB. Samuel
Studslnskl, a fur buyer and pawnbroker,
was found dead today In his place of busi
ness, having been beaten to death .during
the night. While robbery la belleyed to
havs been the motive, there Is an element
of mystery in the tragedy. On rhe dead
man's breast ths murderer had placed a
small card upon which wss written In
blood "K. C. No. 17" and a similar card
waa found on ths front of a small heating
stovs In the same room. Btudslnski was
(7 ears o!4
Partly Cloudy Saturday! Showers In
West Portion. Cooler In Northwest
Portion nnd at Maht In F.aat Por
tion, with showers. Sunday Fair.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Hour. Pes, Hour. Dea.
II a. m l t p. m Til
a. m an a p. m T
T a. m MI S p. m Tn
a. m Bfl 4 p. m Ml
A a. m H K p. m Tn
10 i. n TO p. m T
t a. ni T9 T p. m TT
12 m 74 p. m 7ft
O p. ml TH
Chief Executive Accepts Honorary
Presidency of the Pnhlle Schools
Athletic League.
OYSTER BAY. Aug. 25.-Presldent
Roosevelt has accepted the office of honor
ary president of the Public Schools Ath
letlo league, the headquarters of which
Is In New York City. In his letter to Gen
eral George Wlngate, the president of the
league, the president expresses his cordial
approval of the objects of the league,
which are the promotion of athletics along
healthy lines among school children.
President Roosevelt's letter accepting the
tender of the honorary presidency la
dated Oyster Bay, August 19. and ad
dressed to G. N. Wlngate. In 11 the presi
dent says:
In answer to your letter I beg to say
that It will give me pleasure to accept
the office of honorary president of the
Athletic League of Public Schools, of
which you are president. I most h-artlly
believe In your league and I feel that In
promoting athletics among the school
children of New York slung the sane and
healthy lines It has followed It Is per
forming a service which Is of the utmost
Importance, not merelv from the stand'
point of physical, but also from t lie stand
point of ethical needs of these school chil
I see that you allow no boy to compete
In your games who Is not up to the aver
age In studies and deportment, and that
you In every possible way seek to Impress
uon them the fact that part of the char
acter of every honorable athlete is to de
spise all that Is mean and base.
I am also particularly pleased tn know
that you are to organize a woman's aux
iliary branch, for the girls need exercise
as much as do the boys. The demands
such a movement makes upon the time
and the money of those cnnaged therein
are very heavy. You are doing one of
the greatest and most patriotic services
that can be done, and you are entitled to
the heartiest backing In every way from
all who appreciate the vital need of hav
ing the rising generation of Americans
sound In body, mind and soul.
Foresters of America Pass Resolution
Ask Inn- for Law to Keep Oat
Mikado's Subjects.
BUFFALO. N. Y.. Aug. 25.-T!ie Foresters
of America In biennial session here tonight
passed a resolution unanimously favoring
exclusion of Japanese from the l'nited
have even gone Into th contracting busl
ness In California, he said, and cited an
instance where a Japanese contractor built
a house for 14.600 where an American cpuld
not do It for less than S6.500.
The committee appointed to Investigate
the charge that Joshua A. Shaw procured
his election as supreme ranger at the Den
ver convention eight years sgo by fraud,
presented Its report, which completely ex
onerated Mr. Shaw.
Golden Rod court of Foresters No. 219 of
Brooklyn, which made the charges, Is
recommended for discipline by the com
Golf Roads Make Concessions to
Roads from Mlsaonrl River
Points to Chicago.
CHICAGO, Aug. 25. The long-standing
war between the western roads and the
Gulf lines over domestic and export grm -rates
was finally settled today and formal
announcement of the agreement will be
made as soon as the vote of the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas and Kansas City Southern
roads Is received. I'nder the settlement,
the lines operating to the Gulf of Mexico,
ports made a slight concession to the roads
from the Missouri river to Chicago and
connections to alt eastern ports, and the
latter give something to the gulf lines.
The new tariffs will go Into effect Oc
tober I.
In addition to the rate concessions, the
railroad representatives agreed that the ele
vator charges for loading be waived and
that the only charge to be made would be
H cent per 100 pounds for grain originating
at or west of the Missouri river.
Escapes from Niece and Ends
from Bridge at St.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 25. Escaping from her
niece who was taking her back to her
home In Texas after an Illness, Mrs. Laura
Oxford, aged 32, Jumped from a Burlington
train that had stopped on the Eadea bridge
today and was drowned In the river below.
Her body has not been recovered. Nervous
trouble Is considered responsible for the
When the train stopped Mrs. Oxford
rose on the pretense of getting a drink of
water. At the end of the car she opened
the door, and before she could be re
strained climbed over the chain rail on
the bridge and dropped out nf sight.
Walter McNalty of Loop City
Struck by Engine In
GREEN RIVER. Wyo.. Aug 23.
(Speclai.) Walter McNulty, a cattleman
of Loup City, Neb., who stopped here en
route east with a train load of cattle, was
struck by a switch engine In the yards
here and thrown from the track, sustaining
very severe injuries. He Is under the cars
of the company physician and will be sent
to his home In Nebraska, but It Is feared
that his Internal injuries are such that he
will die before he reaches there.
He had purchased a bunch of cattle In
Idaho and was taking them to Nebraska
to feed.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Aug. 2fi.
At Plymouth Arrived : Moltke. from Ne
York; Nordam, from NVv York
At Hamburg Arrived: Helhgolav, from
New York.
At Dover Sailed: Blucher. for New York.
At Queenstown Arrived: Cymric, from
Boston; l'eirle. from New York.
At Havre Arrived: La Bretagne. from
New York.
At Liverpool Sailed: Republic, for Bos-
Csar'i Answer to President's Last Proposal
is Partly Responsive.
St. Petersburg Bulletin Sajs Qnestion
Hangs on Amount of Payment.
General Belief that Adjournment Will Be
Taken Until Next Week.
President Boosevelt Is Still El
ehnnglna Cablegrams with Rus
sian and Japanese
PORTSMOUTH. Aug. bi.-The Assoclsted
Press Is permitted to snnounce that Em
peror Nicholas' answer to President Roose
velt's latest appeal was partly responsive.
Ait 1:30 a. m. a long cipher message ar
rived from Oyster Bay for Assistant Sec
retary Pelrce.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 26.-2:20 a. m
According to Information coming from
a member of the Imperial family, the As
sociated Preps learns that a dispatch was
sent to M. Wltte yesterday, which Is con
sidered at Peterlmf as offering a decided
hope of peace. The Slovo's Portsmouth
correspondent, reporting the arrival of an
"eagerly experted dispatch," quotes M.
Witte as saying that his "endeavor to In
fluence St. Petersburg was more success
ful than he expected. The correspondent
adds that there Is ground for hope, as an
agreement In principle has been reached
and the question now hinges on the amount
of the sum.
Pessimism at Portsmouth.
PORTSMOr ril". N. It , Aug. 25. The
peace conference tonight seems headed
straight for the rocks. Despite the fact
that every question of principle Involved
In the quarrel between the two countries
has been settled In favor of the victor
and that apparently only "words and
money" still separate them, the negotia
tions seem on the verge of a final rupture.
The air was filled tonight with gloomy
forebodings, as superficially everything In
dicated that tomorrow's session of the
conference will prove the seance d adieu.
In the most positive fashion It Is de
clared that no new Instructions had
reached M. Wltte up to this evening which
would permit him to entertain the con
sideration of the counter proposal sub
mitted by Baron Komura on Wednesday
and therefore, unless Japan- has a new
proposal to make tomorrow, all that seema
to remain Is for the envoys to meet, sign
a declaration that the conference has com- .
pleted Its labor", shake hands apd part.
President Still sit Work.
But there are still unknown factor in ths
situation which in a twlnklWig might
change the situation. The result of Presi
dent Roosevelt's second appesl direct to
Emperor Nicholas has not transpired and
the result of the pressure on Japan to alter
the form of Its proposal by the elimination
of the purchase price of the northern half
of Sakhalin is n-it known. But the indica
tions on both scores are not reassuring.
Press dispatches from Toklo and from
Ft. Petersburg, read with the most Intense
Interest here, Indicate an unchangable at
titude on the part of both governments.
Yet both are anxious for peace, It Is said.
If Is probable that not more than 200,0no,.
000 stands in the way. Yet the Japanese
cling doggedly to their demands. Their
people at home Insist on It. The most com
petent Japanese authority, who did not
conceal his pessimism when asked tonight
whether for the sake of peace Japan would
yield further, replied: "Read the dispatches
from Toklo and draw your own conclu
sion." Nevertheless there Is warrant for the
statement thnt the Japanese are not as
Implacable as they appear and from a con
versation had by the Associated Press to
night the distinct Impression was gathered
that they would scale their money de
mand and use any "formula" which would
be acceptable to Russia. It Is not believed
the Japanese propose to let the conference
end tomorrow, f
Now Heats with Csar.
On the Russian side all pretense of claim
ing that M. Wltte Is any longer negotiating
has been abandoned. He has gone to the
furthermost limit of his Imperial master's
orders. More he cannot do, sincerely as he
personally may desire to bring the negotia
tions to a successful conclusion.
Shortly before midnight M. Wltte gav
absolutely no encouragement to the Idea
that there would be a change of heart at
St. Petersburg. Unless Toklo was ready
to recede further he expressed the opinion
that all was over. He used the following
words to the Associated Press:
I have received no telegram from 8t
Petersburg which changes the situation
Indeed, I do not expect any. I have not
asked Instructions, su that I cannot re
ceive any. If tomorrow there Is to be a
change it must come from the Japanese
Japs Ask for Delay.
This would seem to Indicate that the
president's second effort had failed at St.
Petersburg. What, If anything, he has
been able to do at Toklo, through his In
terview with Baron Kaneho this after
noon, remains a mystery. That the last
word has not come from Toklo and that
Baron Komura may still appear In a Con
ciliatory mood tomorrow may possibly be
Inferred from the following fact:
The time for the sitting of the on
ferenre tomorrow was not set when ths
adjournnx nt was taken on Wednesday.
This evening M. Wltte. through his sec
retary, notified the Japanese mission that
he was ready to meet It In the morning
at k&o. The Japanese after consulting,
demurred, on the ground that the minutes
of the last meeting would not be ready
in time. Therefnrn, at their request, the
meeting was set for t o'clock in the
Information received at a late hour In
dicates that President Roosevelt's efforts
are not exhausted and that he Is still In
communication with Toklo and St. Peters
burg. Tomorrow's meeting, consequently,
is likely not to prove decisive. It wilt
probably be perfunctory and some pre
text will probably he found to adjourn
over until Monday or Tuesday.
At midnight no message had reached
M. Wltte from the president and It was
regarded as practically certain that an
adjournment would be taken tomorrow
until Monday.
OYSTER BAYk Aug. JS Two emperors,
the one at St. Petersburg and the other at
Toklo, are ths determining factors in the
pending peace negotiations. Although the
negotiations temporarily axe suspended at-