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IT IS UP TO FRANCE
Vorocco Rtfnsei to Release Algerian Mer
chant Under Arrest.
SAYS FRANCE HAS NO CLAIM ON HIM
Beplj States that the Prisoner it Bubjeoi
to the SulUn.
MINISTER WILL SUBMIT AN ULTIMATUM
Unlets Van is GWen Hia Liberty He Will
Leare Fei at Once.
CRUISERS ARE READY TO PUT TO SEA
Is Warahlpa at Tnolnn Mar Be Seat
to Make Demonstration to
TANGIER, Aug. 80. The sultan has re
plied by letter to the French minister. St.
Rene Tallandler, that he continues to re
gard the recently arrested French-Algerian
merchant Bouzlan aa a Moroccan subject
and will refuse to comply with the demand
of the French government for his liberation.
PARIS, Aug. 30. The Foreign office haa
Issued sn announcement to the effect that
In a day or two the French minister at
Fez, St. Rene Tallandlcr, will be able to
address a final summons to the Moroccun
Foreign office, relating to the release of the
French-Algerian merchant, Bouzlan. The
mlnlHter at the aame time will advise the
Moroccan government of his Intention to
leave Fes If the demand of the release of
Bouzlan and the redress for his arrest he
not complied with. M. Tallandler will be
Instructed leach Tangier by the surekt
route and to take such steps as may be
deemed necessary after his arrival there,
If In the meantime the demands remain
Dispatches from Toulon to the French
newspapers announce that in view of the
trouble with Morocco the cruisers Charnler,
Brulx, Pothua, Chancy. Latouche-Trevllle
and Requln are being held In readiness.
Rays Boaslan Is Released.
TANGIER. Aug. 30.-A special courier
who has arrived here from Fez announces
that the French-Algerian merchant Bou
zlan has been set at liberty. According to
later advices Bouzlan la ill as a result of
bad treatment received while In prison.
NORWAY AND SWEDEN MEET
Commissioners to Settle Terms of
Dissolution Will Hold First
CARLSBAD, Aug. 30. The opening of the
negotiations here tomorrow between the
Swedish and Norwegian commissioners on
the question of dissolution Is awaited with
Intense Interest. The Scandinavian news
papers are largely represented. The ques
tion mostly discussed Is as to what fort
resV S weden will 'call upon Norway to
abolish. The Associated Press has reason
to believe that these will be the fortresses
of Fredrlksten, Kongvtnsger, Orje and Dln
grud, but It Is understood that the Nor
wegians will refuse to abolish those of
Fredrlksten and Kongsvlnger.
The Norwegian delegates arrived tonight.
Their hands are tied by the decision of
the Storthing that nothing shall be de
cided by them without Its consent. The
Swedish delegates will arrive In the morn
ing. CHRISTIANIA, Norway. Aug. SO. The
Norwegian commissioners appointed to con
fer with commissioners from Sweden on
the question of the dissolution of the union,
left for Carlsbad this evening. All the
evening papers express a conciliatory senti
ment and the best wishes for the result of
the conference of the representatives of
the two countries, referring to the examples
set by the peace conference at Portsmouth,
and urging the commissioners to come to
an amicable agreement. The first meeting
of the commissioners will be held at Carls
bad, August U.
JAPANESE ACTIVE IN COREA
Will Take Chart of Customs Service,
Dismissing Man Who Im
SEOUL, Aug. SO. John McLeavy Brown,
who for twelve- years past haa been at the
head of the Corenn customs, Is to be dis
missed. This Is probably due to the fact
that the customs administration has been
undertaken by M. Megata, the Japanese
adviser of the Corean government, and Is
part of hla general plan to reorganize
Corean finance. Under the new arrange
ments the customs service will cease to
exltt as a separate organization, but will
be arranged on a plan similar to that of
the Chinese mailne customs.
In 1901 Russia attempted to oust Brown,
who wss retained, however, owing to the
support of the governments of Great
Britain and America. Since the Japanese
Influence hss predominated at the Corean
court It has been expected tha,t they would
take over the control of the customs, but
it wss recently reported thst, even then,
the contract with Mr. Brown would be re
newed. Consequently the news that he Is
to be dismissed comes aa a surprise. Mr.
Brown lighted the coast and Improved the
harbors during his long service In the de
partment which waa the only one honestly
administered In the government.
STRIKE AGAINST MOBILIZATION
Business Tied l at LI ban by Men
Mho Dislike to Enter
LIBAU, Russia. Aug. 30 A general atrlke
has been brought about here by the order
for the mobilization of troops. No factories
are running, port loading has been discon
tinued and the afreet railways have stopped
operations. Steam railroad communication
has been Intetrupied and there are no newa
racera Issued. The arrival of revolution
ists from the country districts hss auued
to the confusion as well as to the possi
bilities of the disorder. The situation la
growing Intense and many soldiers are
p rolling the streets.
NIZHNI NOVGOROD, Russia. Aug. an.
The Sarmovo Works which had been closed
for some time, owing to Ubor disturbances,
reopened today. The steel foundry was the
first to resume. The other departments
will follow gradually.
Realising on Ships.
TOKIO. Aug. 301 p. m. It is aeml-offl-cislly
announced that the former Russian
turret ship, Poltava, now known as the
Tango In the Japanese navy, waa brought
to the naval atatlon at Maisuru on August
from Port Arthur under her own steam.
The former Russian auxiliary steamers
Zla and the Moorish have been refloated
sw rort Axtnur,
CLOUDS OBSCURE THE ECLIPSE
Harvard Observatory' I nahle to Ob
serve Phenomenon and Rew
Tork lot More Fortnnate.
CA MRRTDGF.. Mass, Aug. 3". Observa
tions of the sun's ellipse at Harvard ob
servatory tortny were Impossible because
of the clouds.
NEW YORK. Aug. 30,-The partial
eclipse of the sun, which was due to be
seen 'ew York today, was completely
Obscu y rlnud and foggy atmosphere.
WAl -3TON, Aug. Sn.-The eclipse of
the su V lay was only partial at this
point it i. ir a part of the time of Its
duration sun waa obscured by clouds.
Neverthe . n phenomena was observed
with Inte 5
consisted o '
was never ol
it the United 8tates naval
d by Many amateur as
party at the observatory
s. Skinner and Hall and
" 'd Hammond. The sun
d to the extent of more
Its diameter and the
obscuration at ..ihed Its maximum at 6:30
a. m. The observatory astronomers used
their five-Inch comet-seeking telescope and
were enabled to observe three spots on the
sun. This was no discovery, however, as
the presence of the spots had become
8T. IyOUIS, Aug. SO. A clear sky enabled
a fine view of the partial eclipse of the
sun today. The moon's shadow on the sun
was visible from dawn at 5:30 until :!S.
and thousands of persons utilized smoked
glass to see the phenomenon.
CHICAGO, Aug. 30. Thousands of citi
zens arose at dawn today to witness the
partial eclipse of the sun. On the south
side they were successful to a considerable
degree, but along the north shore the
clouds and smoke rendered the phenomenon
Invisible during all tho period of the
eclipse, except for about ton seconds.
A good view of the eclipse was obtained nt
the Yerkes observstory, Williams Bay, Wla.
About a dozen direct photographs were
taken with the twelve-Inch telescope and
as many more with the spectrohellograph.
It is not expected, however, that these
photographs will be of any sclentiflce value
except as a matter of record.
At an angle of about 30 degrees from the
zenith and to the south of the rising sun a
star of great brilliancy was visible to the
naked eye. while nearly at the zenith those
with telescopes of even ordinary power
caught a glimpse of Jupiter.
KANSAS CITY, Aug. 30-The eclipse of
the sun was visible here under favorable
ASSOUAN. Egypt, Aug. 30 The eclipse
was observed here by the British, American
and Russian parties In perfect weather. The
corona was of moderate size on account of
the haze. The totality of the eclipse was
two minutes and twenty-four seconds.
GUELMA. Algeria, Aug. 30. The Ameri
can astronomical expedition, headed by
Rear Admiral Chester, superintendent of
the United States naval observatory, suc
ceeded In obtaining a splendid photograph
of the eclipse of the sun. The expedition
also, by means of special apparatus,
sketched the protuberancea.
LONDON. Aug. 30-The solar eclipse
was not visible In London, owing to cloudy
weather. Efforts were made to tske ob
servations from high altitudes by means
of balloons. The eclipse was seen from
points In the northwest of Ireland with
perfect distinctness. The umbra at the
greatest made the sun look like a cres
PARIS. Aug. SO. The eclipse waa ob
served here under the most favorable con
ditions. Dispatches from Burgos, Spain, report
that excellent results were obtained by
all the scientific, expeditions. Military
balloons took part In the observations
The astronomers gathered In the various
districts of Tunis successfully carried out
experiments and established valuable
CASH FOR DEVLIN CREDITORS
Syndicate May Purchase Claims and
Take Oter All the Assets of
TOPEKA. Kan., Aug. 30. A plan to
finance the properties and Interests of C.
J. Devlin, bankrupt, la now on foot. It
Is the Intention of a number of eastern
capitalists. Chicago and New Tork, to
form a close corporation for the purchase
of the claims of creditors and secure the
discharge of the receivers by the United
States circuit court. The creditors of Dev
lin will under this plan. If It Is carried
through, receive the full amount of their
clalma. The company will then secure ab
solute control of the Devlin properties and
manage them according to a policy which
will be outlined by those Interested.
C. J. Devlin will secure a certain per
centage of the surplus remaining after
all obligations are met. This percentage
will be agreed upon by him and the per
sons forming the underwriting corpora
tion. To secure an accurate idea of the
amount of the assets and liabilities In
volved In the properties, expert account
ants have been engaged to go over the
accounts and report their findings to the
members of the company which Is being
OUTPUT OF PACKING HOUSES
Offcrtnas of Hobs Fully Up to the
Current Wants of the Pack.
CINCINNATI. Aug. S0.-Speelal Tele
gram. -The Price Current says: The mar
keting of hoga continues with no Important
changes and the offerings appear to have
been well up to the current wants of the
packers. Total western packing wss StO.nno.
compared with 3w.0OO the preceding week
and 35.010 last year. Since March 1 the
total is ll.320.OJf against 10.3no.ou0 a year
ago. Prominent places compare aa follows:
... 1 1904.
Chicago I.tti.tao 470004
Kansas City 1.4Ain 1 s'njrt
Mouth Omaha l.lfwt.OO 1 0nv
St, I-ouls 8J6.C.O '8lf,'(o I
bt. Joseph Kt.'.(i Mi.'
Indian? polls fM.oro ftf' vt ;
Milwaukee 3o1.C s ("
Cincinnati yn.ftjO IcA !
Ottuinwa Zu.oo Sor.)
Cedar Knplds :3l.(k) Ji3-ia)
Sioux City 4! rr lrrto!
iui 'Mao 3rti'v0
Cleveland 16,000 Jso.ooo
FIALA REACHES UNITEDSTATES
Commander of l.nst Expedition to
Arctic Returns to
NEW YORK. Aug Jtt.-Anthony Fiala.
commander of the Zelgler polar expedition,
arrived In New York on the steamej
Oceanic from Liverpool. The expedition,
under Flala, consisting of two shlpa left
Norway In June. 190S, and waa rescued by
the Terra Nova under command of W. 8.
Champ, whose ship arrived at Honnlng
avsJLg. Norway, on August 10.
Among the other passengers on the
Oceanic waa Chief Justice Fuller of tho
4,VnUxl But vtprema oourt.
TUCKER REPORT COMPLETE
Department of Justice Refuses to Ifafce it
Public at Present.
SOME OF THE CHARGES ARE SUSTAINED
Contract for Const rnrtlnn of the
Pathfinder Dam Is let to n
Denver Firm Good Prog
ress at Shoshone.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30. (Special Tele
gram.) The report of F. II. lwrence, an
attorney In the Department of Justice, on
the charges against Judge Eugene Tucker
of Humboldt, Neb., who Is an associate
Justice of the territorial court of Arlzo.iu,
has been received at the Department of
Justice. Solicitor General Russell of the
law department of the government sta'ea
that the report had been sent to Attorney
General Moody, who is at his summer home
In Massachusetts. Mr. Russrll refused to
discuss the nature of the report on the
ground that until It hud been passed upon
by the attorney general It would be a breach
of confidence and would tend to seriously
cripple the orderly work of the depart
ment if advance Information should be
given out. From persons wholly discon
nected from the law department It Is
learned that some of the charges against
Judge Tucker have been verified In the re
port, but to what extent and how serious
the verifications go does not appear. The
most serious charge against Judge Tucker
was that he entered Into collusion with
persons In Globe, Ariz., to provide him with
a house and office, In which event he would
establish his court In Globe, although other
towns In the territory were much more ac
cessible and better adapted for holding of
Minister Dawson Snlls for Post.
Thomas C. Dawson of Council Bluffs, min
ister to Santo Domingo, who bas been on
leave for sixty days, much of the time hav
ing been spent at his old home, sailed to
day from New York for his post, greatly
benefited by his vacation.
Pathfinder Dam Contrnrt I.rt.
The contract for construction nnd com
pletion of the Pathfinder dam and auxiliary
works of the North Flatte Irrigation proj
ect In Wyoming has been awarded by the
secretary of the Interior to the Geddlss &
Seerle Stone company of Denver. The
amount of the company's bid was SIS2.000.
According to the terms under which the bid
was made work must begin within thirty
days after the signing of the contract and
the entire work shall be completed on or
before November 1, 1908.
Good Progress at Shoshone.
Official reports received by the reclama
tion service from Cody. Wyo.. Indicate that
rapid progress Is being made on the Sho
shone Irrigation project. The secretary of
the Interior has advertised for proposals
for furnishing 26.000 barrels of Portland
cement for this project, bids to be opened
st Billings, Mont., September 2G and on
September S and t bids for construction of
the Shoshone dam and Corbett tunnel will
be considered. If these latter proposals
are satisfactory contracts will be let and
work on the actual construction will begin
aa soon as practicable. It is expected work
will have reached a point where water can
be delivered In the spring of 1908. Field
parties are now busily engaged making
topographic and reservoir surveys and lo
cating canal lines, and the work of road
construction Is being vigorously pushed.
BIG ATTENDANCE AT STATE FAIR
Forty-Right Thousand Paid Admis
sions at Des Moines
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, Aug. 30.-(Speclal.)-There
were more paid admissions to the state
fair today than yesterday, though the at
tendance was not quite so large. The at
tendance yesterday was found to be about
68.000. The count of the tickets collected
waa not concluded till thla morning, and
It waa found there were SS.00O paid admls
slons, old soldiers and passes, and It was
estimated that there were 20,000 children.
The children were admitted free, without
tickets and no count kept. Two gates were
kept open and they went through In
streams. Today the number of tickets
counted by evening gave Indications that
the attendance would be about 4S.000.
At the meeting of the rural mall carriers
today C. M. Adams of Davenport was
elected president. B. F. Rossi ter of Preston
vice president, Ed S. Gray of Terry second
vice president, B. B. Child of Storry county
secretary and George B. Haugbey of
Charles City and A. J. Wood of Farley
directors. The national president. F. A.
Cunningham, waa present and addressed
Judge Robinson of the Board of Control
returned today from a trip to the Institu
tions In the northern part of the state and
says while there are Indications that the
corn crop will be enormous In that
part of the state It will need all of a month
In which to mature before It can stand
Imposing ceremonies today marked the
removal of the civil war battle flags from
the casea on the second floor of the state
hoirse to the specially prepared airtight
caaes In the niches of the rotunda on the
first floor. Military men of prominence
and atate officials from every department
gathered about as the veteran colorbearers
of the various regiments took the colors
from the cases to their place on the first
floor. General Weaver and Governor Cum
mlna each made addresses appropriate to
Iowa postmasters today met at the Wel
lington hotel with about 100 present, and
after a discussion of topics of interest to
the members elected the following officers:
President. C. O. Barry, Walker: vice presi
dent. M. H. Davis. Mitchellvllle; secretary,
W. G. Swsln, Everly; treasurer, G. p. Bur
gees, Graham; executive committee, J. J.
Heverly of Center Point. Phil Berggren of
Sheldahl; delegates to national convention,
F. W. Jameson of Ashton, F. II. Howard of
CONTRACTOR UNDER ARREST
Coroner r ises Responsibility for Col.
laps of Department Store at
Albany, X. Y.
ALBANY, N. Y.. Aug. SO.-John Dyer, Jr..
contrartor. was arrested today and Clark
L. Puggett. hla superintending architect,
waa grdered to be placed under arrest on
charges of manalaughter and criminal neg
ligence In connection with the collapse on
August 1 of th central portion of the de
partment store building of the Myers com
pany, which resulted In the death of thir
teen and the Injury of upward of forty
Dyer was arraigned before Coroner van
Uuvstlng and pleaded not guilty. He was
held under ball for Taminatlun. Mr. Vug.
(it U out of the citj
TROUBLE IN ROYAL ARCANUM
Deleaates from Kleveti States Protest
Against It cent Increase -In
rUT-lN-BAY. O. Aug SO.-The first ses
sion of the special meeting of the supreme
council of the Roynl Arcnntim to hear pro
tects from delegates representing a number
of states relative to the recent advance In
assessment rates mido nt the Atlantic Cltv
meeting was held here this afternoon. Pro
testing delegates, representing Massa
chusetts, New York. Rhode Island. Con
necticut. Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Illi
nois and New Jersey, have organized nnd
adopted resolutions advocating thst the su
preme council's action as to rates be re
scinded and If It falls the protesting dele
gates will call a meeting to determine on
The public meeting of the Roral Arcanum
this evening was given over to the protest
ing delegates, several representatives of
whom addressed the meeting. S. W. Rey
nolds of Boston opened the discussion by
presenting, he claimed, on behalf of eleven
states, of which he represented a majority
of the members, the objections of the pro
testing delegates against the new rates. He
contended that they changed the contrac
tual relations entered Into at Initiation.
Action at Atlantic City was In no sense tho
voice of the members, he said, and was not
necessary, and he advocated that the rates
of assessment of members whlrh hereto
fore had been used should be adhered to.
He said there was In his mind a grave
question aa to the legal right of the su
preme council to change the basis of as
sessment and the contractural relations of
their members, but he and those he repre
sented did not wish to raise this point and
hoped that by the supreme council and the
representatives of tho members getting to
gether It might be obvisted. If the mem
bers are appealed to and shown that It Is
merely a question of retaining the relations
existing originally, It will meet with tliefr
general approval. Others who spoke against
the measure were John Walsh of New
York and Fiank II. Culver of Chicugo.
Howard C. Wlgjrlns, supreme regnt, in
his address set forth that the changes In
rates had been made to maintain the In
tegrity of the order and said that the new
rates were based on deep research. He
urged, however, that the opinions of others
should be respected.
About 200 delegates are present at the
conference, which will continue tomorrow.
HILL TALKS TO FARMERS
Head of Grrnt Northern Makes Ad
dress nt Meeting of North
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 30.-A special to
the Pioneer Press from Grand Forks, N. D.,
James J. Hill today attended the meeting
of the Old Settlers' association of North
Dakota ut the state fair and made an ad
A good farm of liio to 320 acres is a com
fortable, happy home. A man can be a
prince on his own farm. You rob your
children of their heritage when you sell the
farm. Keep, the boys on the farm. Leurn
to do letter mid more ; intensive farming.
The state of North DaMuttt could not ralso
gsVi .nough to lujke i, "hjn'-ul'j w c.Mp.
Ita. for tlm Inhabitants 0 Ch'nit. Now, ten
biscuits would be short rations (o:- a vear's
supply, and 1 don't know th it you could
raise enough grajn iyou certainly don't
raise enough grain to make two biscuits
per capita. That Is u market that seems
to me to be unlimited. J want to see bet
ter farming because if in the state of Min
nesota they got the snme annual return
per acre of cultivated land that they get
in Iowa the state of Minnesota would have
Sftl.uoo.Oial a yeur more money and that is
too much to waste.
Now suppose that you did cultivate all
this land and double the vlcld what would
you do with It? You must find a new mar
ket. Can you find It In South America,
where we are Hiendlng hundred of mil
lions of dollars to build a. canal to bring
that trade to 11s?
This morning we learn that Russia and
Japan have made peace. I am glad they
have agreed hut I want to say this: The
agricultural people of the I nlted States
rind in Russia their greatest competitors.
Russia raises what we raise; they export
what we cxiiort. In the trans-Caspian
country they are opening through Irriga
tion great a reus of country whore they
can raise cotton In competition with us and
On the other hand. Japan, a little island
densely populated cannot begin to raise
enough to feed her own people. Now the
Japanese people, whether we like them or
not. are going to be customers Russia
never would be our customer. "For that
reason we must look If we are going to find
a market In the orient, to the men who
live along the sea. the densely populated
portion of that country, because Man
churia and the Interior of China Is a mar
velously rich agricultural country and the
Inhabitants are not by any means the kind
of burtarlans that many people would
think they are.
They are Intelligent people and very good
farmers. But we have got transportation
that they cannot coniete with, the lowest
In the world. Thus with low transportation
and the lands that will raise the crops we
are in a position to feed the hunger of the
i LANSTON CONTRACT STANDS
President Roosevelt Approves Pur.
chase of Typesetting Machlnea
OYSTER BAY. N. Y., Aug. 30-Presldent
Roosevelt prohahly will not make publlo
the findings of the Keep commission on Its
recent Investigation of the government
printing office before his return to Wash
ington, as there are some questions con
nected with the management of the estab
lishment which he wishes to look Into fur-
1 In the main part of the Inquiry the con
j tract made by General Palmer, the publlo
printer, for the purchase of seventy-two
Lnnston typesetting machines, the presi
dent himself today authorized the state
ment that the contract would be allowed to
stand. He was Induced to make thla an
nouncement by the report that reached him
about rumors of the report of the Keep
commission were being used for stock Job
hlng purposes, and he determined to put an
end to this at once.
STEEL SAFECARRIED AWAY
Strong; Bos Containing- Money and
Jewelry Taken from Summer
Home Near Stamford, Conn.
BTAMFORP. Conn.. Aug. SO. A steel ssfe
..f considerable weight, which Is uadet.tuod
to have contained $150 In cash and Jewelry
valued at over $2o.0n0, mysteriously disap
peared from the summer residence of Paul
Bonner at Nlrvana-on-the-8nund during
last night. The family believe that bur
glars entered the house through a window
on the lower floor and conveyed the safe to
the shore and placed It aboard a vessel. It
was learned tonight that one of Mr. Bon
ner's servants found a note In the place
from which the safe waa removed which
read as follows:
"If we are deprived of our freedom this
plsce n ill be In ruins "
The writing was In a scrawling hand on a
small piece of paper. It la In the hands of
the police, who say tonight that eo far
they have been unable to And a Slogl elu
on w hich to work.
GOLDEN FLOOD FOR OMAHA
Tide of Prosperity Rises with Millions to
BANK DEPOSITS GMJGE THE GROWTH
'plendld shovrlna Made by Ranks In
Uinitha and Month Omaha Indi
cate the Wealth of
Deposit of Omaha national bairks
May 29, 10O3 $ t2, lfl!..V.V.V
August 23, 1903 87,834,0 le.nfi
Increase $ 4.HH4.431.40
Innns and discounts
May 29, 1903 $20,083,677.43
August 23, 10O3 20.387.f23.38
Deposits of South Omaha national
29, 1903 $7,103,888
August 03, 1905. 7,000,1 22
Increase 9 490.234
Ixians and discounts
May 29, 1903 $3,400,114
August 23, 1903 3,281,599
Decrease $ 181,313
Statements of ihe Omaha national banks,
issued August 25. at the call of the comp
troller of the currency, show the largest
increase of deposits ever known In the his
tory of the city. The aggregate Increase
in deposits since the statement of May 29
la $4,884,431.46. The increase In loans and
discounts for the same length of time Is
$152,147.93. Never between two calls of the
comptroller of the currency has the Increase
In deposits at Omaha made a near approach
to that for the period Just passed, from
May 29 to August 26.
Bankers aay that the magnitude of the
Increase Is due to the Increased deposits
from country banks. They are overflowing
with money and are sending It to the bin
banks of this city. At the same time a
substantial aggregate Increase has been
made In city deposits and several of the
banks show large gains In this respect.
Show (irontli of Omaha.
"The figures show the growth of Omaha
as a financial center." said Luther Drake,
president of the Merchants National. "Ne
braska Is a vast empire of wealth which is
finding its outlet and distributing agencies
at Omaha. The crops are enormous this
year and the farmers are prosperous. Coun-1
try merchants are also pleased with their
big trade. As a result the country banks
are Increasing their business and deposits
have grown wonderfully. They are pouring
their golden flood into the bunks of Omaha,
the nutural financial center of this part of
the country. The banking conditions hen
are more than satisfactory."
"I was out in Colorado last week." said
F. W. Judson, chairman of the executive
committee of the Commercial club. "They
were getting along well out there; trade
was good and the banks were handling lots
of money. When I got back and stopped
two or three days out In this state, I-tell
you there , was no comparison. Nebraska
was far ahead of Colorado. The crops ure
good and the farmers are getting good
prices. Retail merchants are reaping a
harvest and the wholesale Interests have
experienced a remarkable growth in busi
ness this summer. It Is no wonder that
the bank deposits have Increased $5,000,000
In three months."
Details of the Statements.
Following are the deposits of the vari
ous banks according to the statements of
May 29 and August 20:
May 29. Aug. 25.
$!i).47.139 Sll.0M.M5 51
8.870.7"9 92 10.4S2.9.".7J
First National .
IT. 8. National ,
Neb. National ..
Total $32,469,085.53 $.17,354,016 99
Following are the loans and discounts as
shown by the two statements:
May -J9. Aug. 25.
First National $ 5 373.015.25 $ 5.01.141.97
Omaha National.... 6.597.0.",6.69 144M052
IT. S. National .V635.480.lf. 6.315,0;'9 97
Merchants Nat'l.... 2.M6 sTtl.99 8,131.301.29
Neb. Nntional 913,247.37 Mo', 661.63
In both of the above tables the figures
for the United States National for May
?9 are the aggregate for the United States
National, Union National and Commercial
National, consolidated under the name of 1
the United States National subsequent to
South Omaha FJqnally Prosperons.
South Omaha has three National banks
and the statements Just prepared show that
these Institutions are In a decidedly pros
perous condition. The previous call waa on
May 29 of this year. Since that date the
deposits have greatly Increased as well aa
the cash on hand.
On August 25 the deposits at the three
banks, the Union Stock Yards National,
the South Omaha National and the Packera
National amounted to $7,600,122. Thla Is an
Increase of $496,234 as compared' with the
Cash on hand August 25 amounted to
$4,431,642 as compared with $8,791,201 on May
29. an Increase of $M0,440.
Loans and discounts on August 25 totaled
$3,381,599 aa compared with $3,466,114 on May
29. Thla la a decrease of $184,816.
Bankers In South Omaha are well pleased
with the showing made and predict a large
Increase In business now that grain Is being !
moved and cattle are coming to market
One well-known banker said last evening I
that the conditions In the west are such
now thut there Is no necessity for sending
east for money to move the crops or to
buy feeder stock. There is plenty of money
In the west now for all demands of this
sort. In fact the Nebraska farmers and
stock feeders are loaners of money now,
Instead of borrowers. Conditions, the
bankers assert, never looked brighter for a
prosperous commercial year than at the
ACCUSED OF STEALING GEMS
Chicago Jewelry Salesman Charaed
with Taking; 12.(HM Worth of
Gooda fro an Sample Case.
CHICAGO. Aug. SO-Charged with steal
ing diamonds and Jewelry valued at $12,ono
Sol Caro. a traveling salesman for a
Jewelry firm here, was arrested today.
Caro had been employed by tie firm for
many years and waa Implicitly trusted He
carried hla atork with him and traveled
over a wide territory. It Is ssld the short
age waa discovered some time ago. Caro
on hla return to Chicago waa confronted
with the accusation. He denied the charge,
but a warrant wss secured by Martin Msd
aon, head of the firm.
Fred Gilbert Is Hlah Gun.
COLORADO SPRINGS. Aug. $a-At the
first day a events In the Interstate trap
shoot today Fred Gilbert of Spirit Lake,
Is., made the highest average. 164. and
W. R Crosby of o t'aUou, UL. waa second
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Tbnrsrinr nnd Warmer In orth
Portion. Friday Partly ( londyl
Showers nnd nnler In Sorth nnd
femperntnre nt Omnhn Yesterdnvi
Honr. le. lloar. Pea.
" m 7H I p. m Hi
n " Tl It p. m
7 a. m Tl a p. m
" 7.1 4 p. m H2
w m Tl B p. 111 hi
10 n TT O p. m. 7t
11 " 7l T p. m Tt
,a TH si p. m 77
n p. m 73
TORNADO AT CARBONDALE
Houses and Itarna nioarn to Pieces In
PfR ANTON. pa., Aug. So. -A tornado
struck the northern part of Carbondale at
850 tonight and demolished a score of
houses, barns and railroad cars, but for
tunately caused no fatalities. The storm
came from the west and whirled towards
the east, having a path of 200 yards. Its
center had the appearance of n funnel
shaped cloud, not black, but luminous.
There uas no accompaniment of lightning,
thunder or rain, and the stars were shining
Immediately before and afier it passed. A
peculiarity of lis effect was that ad.lolnlng
buildings were blown In diametrically op
The pranks of the storm seem almost In
credible. A barn was blown away and a
cow, which It housed, left unharmed lying
on the floor calmly chewing her cud. A
horse was found bruised and maimed on
the porch of Its owner's residence. 200 feet
from the demolished bnrt. In which It hnd
been stabled. A six-Inch beam which came
from no one knows where passed through a
door of a residence, thence through the
ground floor and then passed Into the
ground for a distance of three feet.
A carpet was blown from a floor and
landed In a lump In a sink. This wss the
only extreme damnge In this house.
Whether the storm did any damage In the
country region to the west of the city
could not be learned because of the wires
AFTER QUANTRELL RAIDERS
Move to Prosecute Men Indicted for
Murder at Lawrence, Knn. lu
eendlnry Talk Resented.
LAWHENCK. Kas., Aug. 30 A movement
bus been started here growing out of the
annual reunion of the C miotic 1 1 raid sur
vivors held yearly at Independence, Mo.,
to have the men who were Indicted for the
famous raid brought here for trial, be
cause of their alleged Inflammatory utter
ances November 18, 1S0.1. the grand Jury returned
twenty-three Indictments against the raid
ers for murder In the first degree. I'nder
the law these Indictments do not outlaw
and now many citliens of mwronoe want
them revived. They want to put the ques
tion up to Governor Folk whether or not
he will send the men hack for trial.
At the recent reunion nt Independence
one man waa quoted as saying that his only
regret was that the raiders hud not "wiped
out the whole town." There Is an Indict
ment on file here against this man. Judge
S. A. Rlggs drew the Indictments at the
time. He said today that he was ready
to assist In a vigorous prosecution.
WILL OF MRS. SAMUEL COLT
Widow of Flrenrms Inventor Dis
tributes Nearly Three Millions
In Public Bequests.
HARTFORD. Conn., Aug. 30 The will
of Mrs. Samuel Colt, widow of tell Inventor
of the Colt firearms, was presented for
prnhate today. Practically the entire es
tate, which Is thought to be above $3,000,000
In value. Is distributed In public bequests.
The city will receive the magnificent
grounds around Armsmcre. the Colt mnn
slon, for park purposes, at the death of
Mrs. Coifs brother. Richard W. II. Jarvls
The house will be for the use of a home
for widows and orphans of Protestant Epis
A fund of $sno,ONl In trust Is to be used for
the mslntensnce of the Church fit the
Good Shepherd, the Memorial Parish house,
the dwelling at Armsmere and the Caldwell
H. Colt memorial. All Mrs. Colt's paint
ings, pictures and curios are to go to the
Wadsworth Athanaeum with the sum of
$50,000 In trust. The sum of $10,ooq Is set
aside for the completion of the memorial
to Samuel Colt. The small bequests are
many In number.
FIREMEN HOLDJUSY SESSION
Question of Reoruanlsatlon of Asso
ciation to Come I p at
KANSAS CITY. Aug. 30. Today's session
of the National Firemen's association, now
holding Its annual convention here, was
taken up principally in listening to papers
and In dlacusslons. Chief J. R. Canterbury,
of Minneapolis, read a papr on "What is
the Part of the Firemen In the Science of
Fire FlgUdng," and Chief Charles E.
Swlngley, of St. Louis, spoke on the sub
ject. "How to Abolish and Rnder Im
possible the American Theatre Holocaust."
The question of organising the sssocia-'
tlon on different lines, suggested by Presi
dent McNeill, is up for consideration.
MRS. TAGGART ON THE STAND
Wife of Army Officer Denies Every
Charge of Misconduct Made
WOOSTF.R. O.. Aug. SO Mrs. Taggart
was put through a trying cross-examination
by Attorney Sterling In the Taggart di
vorce case todsy. She was questioned
closely In regard to her life at Fort
Thomta and at other places Her replies
were Invariably prompt and to the point.
She strenuously denied every Improper act
charged against her. Attorney Sterling
then took up the family history at Fort
Leavenworth. Mra. Taggart s attorneys
raised objections and the examination pro
Movements of Ocean Vessels Ann-. HO.
At New York Hailed: Rhvndnm. for Rot
terdam; Teutonic, for Liverpool; flc-HIa, lor
Naples, Oscar II. for Copenhagen. Arrived;
Oceanic, from Liverpool.
At Uueenstown Arrived: Noorrtland, from
Philadelphia; Hslllc, from New York.
Bulled: Baxonla, for Rostnn.
At Naples Arrived : Georgia, from New
At Copenhagen Arrived: I'nlted States,
from New York
At Southampton-Sailed: Kaiser Wllhelm
II. for New York.
At Hong Kong Arrived: Minnesota, from
At Liverpool-Sailed: Malestlc. for New
York; Merlon, for Philadelphia.
At Gibraltar Sailed: Koemgen Lulse, for
At Plymouth Arrived: DeutschUnd, from
Do Martens and Penninon Begin Work on
Pr t of the Potmment.
NO MEETING OF ENVOYS YESTERDAY
Confertuco Adjourns Subject to Call of the
Russian War Party Thinks Witte Could
Have Made Better Terms.
NO REJOICING IN FLOWERY KINGDOM
Not n Word Allowed to Get Thronrs
Ahont Reception of Tidings-
Henaons for Mikado's
PORTSMOUTH. N. II., Aug 30 -Mr. Den
nison nml M. de Martens worked until S
o'clock tonight on the draft' of the treaty.
They completed the wording of the pre
amble anil three articles and were discus
sing the articles relating to the cession of
the Chinese Kastern railway when they ad
journed until tomorrow. I'p to 1 o'clock
tonight neither the Japanese emperor or
t!:e Russian emperor had responded to the
appenls sent by their respective plenipo
tentiaries yesti rd.iy usklng for the conclu
sion of an armistice.
Actunl work of drafting the "treaty of
Portsmouth" begun today. It was done by
M. de Martens and Mr. Oennlson. acting
as legal advisers for the respective shies.
AVhlle the "buses"' of peace have been ac
cepted by the plenipotentiaries, consider
able detail remains to be worked out In
the elaboration of the articles of tho
treaty. This Is especially true In regard to
the articles dealing with the Chinese Kast
ern railway nnd the surrender of Mie lenses
of the Uaotung peninsula and Port Arthur
and Tallenwan (Palny). Mr. Pokotiloff.
the Russian minister to Peking, who was
formerly manager of the Russo-Chlneso
hank ut Peking and who has Intimate
knowledge of all the details relating to
those matters. Is assisting M. de Martens,
Roth ldes Are Dissatisfied.
A very anomalous situation exists as to
the Impression created by the conclusion of
peace. While the outside world applauds.
In Japan there Is evidently great disap
pointment In the terms, and In Russia,
where It would seem that there should be
universal rejoicing over the great diplo
matic victory M. Witte has won, the gov
ernment seems to have received It coldly.
With the people It will make M. Witte a
great and popular figure and add to bis
laurels, but at court evidently the very vic
tory that M. Witte has achieved makes It
nil the more bitterly resented. It Is an
open secret that when the emperor ap
pointed M. Witte chief plenipotentiary tho
"military party" expected him to fall. They
did not want pence and It was freely pre
dicted in St. Petersburg when M. Wltto
left that he had born given sn lmposslblo
mission. They expected him to fall In the
negotiations or to "make a bad peace," and
either would have Srlled political ruin. In
stead, upon the very terms upon which
the emperor told M. Meyer he would make
peace and upon which the military party
did not believe It possible for peace to be
negotiated. M. Witte succeeded In securing
a treaty honorable anil under the clrcum
stnnces favorable to Russia. This has evi
dently only exasperated his enemies the
more and intrigue is again at work to dis
credit him. Since Japan was In a concil
iatory mood they say he made a mistake
In sin rendering half of Sakhalin. , Yet he
did so by the czar's orders and himself In
sists that personally he would have stuck
to the end to his original declaration not to
cede territory or give Indemnity.
o Word from Japan.
Not a word or a line about the receipt of
the news comes out of Japan. In view of
the situation both at Toklo and St. Peters
burg nlnrmlsts are Inclined to make much
of the fact that the minutes of yesterday's
fateful meeting hnve not been signed by
the plenipotentiaries of the two powers.
It Is pointed out that either side could
still repudiate the agreement, but both
plenipotentiaries refuse to admit even the
possibility of ruch a happening.
The following statement of the Japanese
argument which governed their decision
to waive Uie question of indemnity can bo
accepted as authoritative:
Japan realized fully she was making a
sacrifice fur peace, but she wus looking to
the future. It was not a question of
whether the war could be successfully con
tinued, but of whether peace was not now
more advantageous to Japan. Japan had
already gained all she fought for. It was
only "the spoils of war'' that remained
and having achieved the real objects of the
war she could afford to forego the spoils
rather than be placed In the position of
fighting for monev. While Juoan hellrVed
she was entitled to the spoils, she felt thst
her position was so strong, her successes
so comolete that she could yield without
detracting from the force of her victory.
!o Demonstrntlon In Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 31.-3:1 a. m
The news of the successful completion of
the preliminary negotiations for peace at
Portsmouth has been received without re
mark, or even notable expressions either
of satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Tran-
quilllty Is perhaps the best term with which,
to convey the sentiment of practically aii
classes. Including the officials.
The general pervading sentiment among
the thinking element is that Jupun arrivs4
at a recognltlun of t he fact that it waa
really impossible for Russia to make aay
further concessions because It desired to
avoid arousing among the people at horn
sentiments, which would constitute a more
serious menace in the future. It Is recog
nized here that Japan also realised tho
necessity for a lasting and stable peace,
i and It is believed that the success of the
j conference was due to the fact that both
I nations sincerely desired to effect an un
The hope Is expressed here that the same
high spirit so necessary to the success
achieved at Portsmouth will obtain until
the work of the plenipotentiaries haa been
finally concluded. To this feeling can be
ascribed the fa-t thst the more Intelligent
Russians do not regard the outcome at
Portsmouth as being altogether a diplo
matic victory or a success won at the ex
pense of Japan
There are undoubtedly certain divergen
cies of opinion among Russians In one or
another of the points set forth In the pre.
ltiuJiiary eaee understandings. These dl
verRenc.ies can easily be attributed to the
existing Industrial conditions In Russia,
but It Is no exaggeration to aay that all
classes are deeply and sincerely apprecia
tive of the efforts made by President Roose
velt to bring about peace. Furthermore the
Interests of the American people In the en
tire matter find due recognition and full
I appreciation here. President Roosevelt's
efforts. It is declared, supplied the lubrl-
I cants needed to overcome l&a I lie tlon arul
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