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    The Omaha Daily
For News Qnlltj and Quantity
. Tht Bet Grtatly Excels.
Omaha's Preferred Advertising
Medium is The Bee.
SutM of rjii lu Dngpd Throngk
EtreeU by Mob.
and l1din Bucaeed In Rtitoriog
Order Daring t Sight.
' onfirencs Agrees that Preient Coiditieni
Border Closely on Anarchy.
oTfrnmut Officials Say They Are
Result of Local CoalHIoaa aad
Not an Aoti-IForrl
Feel Ins.
TOKIO. Sept. I. Following an anti-peace
meeting at Kobe last night, a crowd esti
mated at one hundred went to the Mina
togwa temple, where a statue to Marquis
(to had been, recently erected, attached a
ope to the statue, hauled It from Ita prd
stal and dragged It through the street.
The crowd then charged three police boxes
ahere there wee some fighting. This waa
followed by much excitement and disorder.
Dfnclal dispatches Indicate that the situa
Jon Is not serious.
The police report one rioter killed, one
sadly wounded and sixty arrest In the
!TnnJo and Fakngwa districts since mid
night. Toklo la (inlet.
At noon the city la quiet. Complete re
ports from metropolitan and outlying dis
tricts Indicate that there was no disorder
throughout the night or early morning
jThe quietness of the night la ascribed to
nmuw rain wnirn if.ri.rpn rn i r ri w 1 1
. ... . . . . . .
Jlthough the presence of military guards
la having a beneficial effect. The street
car service has been suspended at night
and the suspension will continue while
there Is danger of the destruction of cars.
The government has suspended a total of
five newspapers and It la expected that the
publication of others will be auspended.
Diet Mar "r railed.
The government has not Indicated Its In
tention with regard to summoning a spe-
ivai session or tne met. out 11 is Denevea
I i call will soon be Issued.
The government officials and the better
class of Japanese clttnena are expressing
regret over the attacks on Christian
churches. They explain that the affair was
the result of local conditions and does not
Indicate a serious antl-forelgn or antl
Chrlstlan feeling. They say there has been
local feeling over the refusal of native
Christians to contribute to tempde sub
scriptions and over their efforts to secure
the closing of business houses on Sunday.
Many declare that native Salvationists ad
dressing a meeting In the Asakuaa'dlstrtct
started the trouble by rebuking the crown
for acts of vlolencn.
It was reported Inst night that a moh
Intended to attack the Catholic cathedral
at TsukiJI but no demonstration was made.
Foreigners In Toklo generally are uncon
cerned over the situation.: Some elements
continue to express regret that Japan con
sented to the Portsmouth conference, but
there Is no Indication that the sentiment,
la general. Preparations are progressing to
present claims to the government for the
foreign church property which has been
The members of the Harrlman party
have gone to Nlkko, having cancelled the
local program for their entertainment.
PA1US. Sept. 8. The Foreign offic has
received a dispatch from Toklo saying that
the French legation is guarded by eighty
soldiers and that the security of the per
sonnel of the legation Is not considered In
danger. Measures have also been taken
to protect the French religious establish-
menla In Toklo.
The Asahi asserts that the obstinacy of
' the government is responsibly for the at
tacks upon the Christian churches, adding:
Had the government lent an ear to the
popular voice and refrained from enraging
III people by Ha obduracy Toklo would
have been spared the shame and humilia
tion of the mob, resulting In the destuctlon
of the mission properly. Foreign suscepti
bility has thus been touched. We regret
the occurrence greatly.
The Asahl blames the home minister and
chief of police and declares they should not
remain In office. The JIJ1 resents the
humiliation of the proclamation of martial
law and demands the resignation of the
Proclamation bjr Sakumo.
Thursday, Sept. 7. General Sakumo, commander-in-chief
of the Toklo garrison, has
Issued the following Instructions:
By Imperial ordinance I have been au
thorised to suppress the disorder In Toklo
and Its vlutnity and maintain peace and
order In the same locality. Judging by the
occurrences to dale, numerous people as
sembled at several places lu the last
several days and during this period
riotous sets, such as the burning of
government properties and Christian
churches and destroying cars. oc
curred. These acta are deemed to be
the outcome of temporary exoltement
without calm consideration, but every
measure will now be taken to stop a re
currence of the aots and I have to give
the following Instructions to the force
under my command.
It la necessary that every person behave
prudently and warn and guide their do
pendents In order to prevent a recurrence
ana extension or iris rioiose acts. i nose
not engaged in the acts are warned against
assembling lest they incur unforeseen acci
dents. In ordering the dispersal of crowds
and In stopping riots the guards are re
quired to do so verbally and. In case
words prove to be Ineffectual warnings,
by tiring blanks. Should the preceding
measuses Drove to be Ineffectual they
must resort to tho actual use of arms as
, a last measure.
The leader of the political parties and
leading members of the lower Diet met at
luncheon today at the residence of the
speaker of the house and Informally agreed
to urge the cabinet to promptly rail a
special session of the Diet. It was agreed
to represent the present condition as being
on the verge of anarchy, resulting from
the outcome of a collision between govern
niont forces and the people and to urge
speedy measures to restore order by peace'
ful methods. An extraordinary session of
the Diet, ft Is believed, will tend to peace
ful ends.
The municipality la using fireman for
police duty la the districts from which the
regular patrols have been wimarnwn.
Toklo Conacll Aaka Mikado to Hatase
to Ratlry Treaty.
TOKIO, Sept. 7.-4 a. in. Last night's
disorders wero not serious. Thirteen
cars and one railway kiosk were destroyed.
Thirty persona wera wounded slightly, by
stones and in the crushes or tne crow as.
The disturbances In the Kanda district
of the city proved not to be serious. The
crowd first threatened to burn the Russian
cathedral, but a sergeant of the guard
cleverly prevailed upon them to desist by
CvoUaue4 (rout JJTUat J .
Fortr-Fonr Tiew ( lira at ew Orleans
Yesterday and Xhiit others
In the Country.
NEW ORLEANS. Sept. "..-Report "f 5 el
low fever situation to fi p. m. Fiiday:
New cases II
Total to dste 2.-1
Delths t
Total 3""
New foci
Cases tinder treatment
Cases discharged 1.HT
There Is no accounting for the Jump in
the record of new cases today except pos
sibly the fact that physicians have lately
been reporting more positive cases and less
suspicious cases. A case was taken to the
Marine hospital from the steamship West
over, which piles lietween New Orleans and
Tampa. Fla.. but It ruts been In port long
enough for the man to have contracted the
Illness ashore. 1
The only new point of Infection In th
country reported today wns by Dr. Brady,
who discovered a nest of twelve cases on
Woodlawn plantation, twenty miles below
New Orleans, and another case two miles
Interest among the yellow fever fighters
centered today In the trial before Recorder
Moumargle of Dr. Phillip Bcrge, who wns
arrested a week ago on a churge of falling
to report cases of yellow fever. Refnre the
trial was completed Dr. Rcrge derided thnt
he would plead guilty to one of the throe
charges against him on condition that the
other two would be dismissed. He did so
and paid a fine of IS.
JACKSON. Miss.. Sept. . The Mississippi
yellow fever summary tonight Is as fol
lows: Oulfpnrt. five new cases, no deaths: Mis
sissippi City, no new cases, no deaths;
Natchez, two new cases and two new foci,
making a total of seventeen esses na fve
fuel to dale: Vlckshurg. t'e;irkinetrtn and
Hnnshorn report no new cases.
Puigeon Wasdln of the Marine hospital
service diagnosed the suspicions cases In
Sharkey, nine miles from Angullla. as yel
low fever. This Is the only new point of
PF.NSACOLA. Fla.. Sept. . The reports
of physicians tonight up to o'clock showed
eleven cases of yellow 'fever today and one
death. All the new cases are traceable to
the original Infected district.
Snnltnrv Mate of Siege Rxlsta in
Large District in King
dom of Prnasln.
RERLIN. Sept. S. A sort of sanitary
state of siege exists In the district that
now extends from the river Oder north
westward to the Russian border, about 150
miles, and from Danzig to Grodzisko, south
of'Posen, about ISO miles, but It Is a stats
of siege In which all the Inhabitants are
auxiliaries of the medical authorities and
the only enemy Is the terrifying rholera
bacillus which Is traveling In the streams
or moving slowly overland from one local
ity to another attached to articles of use
or In the systems of persons.
The only friend of the bacillus, the doc
tors proclaim, la ignorance.
An official bulletin Just Issued announces
that nineteen new cases of cholera and
seven deaths were reported during the
twenty-four hours ending at noon today,
making a total of 123 cases and thirty-nine
MARIENWERDER, West Prussia. Sept.
S. Four new cases of cholera were re
ported here today, of which two were at
Oraudenz and two at Nleder-Ausmaass.
BROMBERfl. Prussia, Sept. 8. Two new
cases of cholera have been reported In this
district. One of them Is In the village of
NAKEIi, Prussia, Sept. R. Altogether six
teen cholera cases and six deaths have oc
curred In this town.
DANZIG, Prussia, Sept. 8. Two new
cholera cases have been reported here.
Culm reports one new case.
President Directs Him to Turn the
Office Over to Foremast
OYSTER BAY. L. I.. Sept. 8-Presldent
Roosevelt this afternoon took summary
action In the case of Frank W. Palmer,
public printer and head of the government
printing office at Washington, by removing
him from office.
Last Monday the President directed Mr.
Palmer to send him his resignation to
take effect on the 15th lnst. At the same
time he directed him not to take any
further action In the cases of Oscar J.
Rlcketts, foreman of the printing, and U.
C. Ray. a division foreman In the govern
ment printing office, whose resignation Mr.
Palmer had requested.
Mr. Palmer had given Rlcketts and Hay
until Tuesday to show cause In wrl'lng
why the charges he had made against
them should not be operative In removing
them from their positions In the event of
their failure to resign. Ha was therefore
removed from office by telegraph and di
rected to turn over the government print
ing office to Foreman Rlcketts. The lat-
ter's appointment la believed to be tempor
ary. The president has not yet determined
who he may appoint as successor to Mr.
Lieutenant tiovernor Decided I pon mm
Temporary Presiding Officer of
State Convention.
fFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Sept. I. (Special Telegram.)
At a meeting of the executive committee
of the republican state committee this
evening Lieutenant Governor E. O. McQil-
ton of Omaha, was chosen as the temnor-
ry chairman of the coming republican
state convention. Other names mentioned
In connection with the honor were George
bhelton of Cass, Samuel Rlnaker of Uage
and W. F. Qurley of Douglas.
Members of the committee present be
sides Chairman Burgess were L. L. Lind
say. S. H. Claridge. C. H Kelsey, A H.
Kldd. . C. A. Robinson and William Hay
Opposition to Committee Report
Recommending' an Advance
of Forty Per Cent.
PORTLAND. Ore.. Sept. ?.The conven
tion of the National letter Curriers' as
sociation spent much time today In a dis
cussion of the proposed advanced lnnur
ance rates of the benefit branch of the
order. A majority report of the Insur
ance committee recommending an increase
of about to per cent ln the present rates
was opposed by a majority report, which
contended that the advance to the rate
prevailing among the fraternal organisa
tions would tend to drive letter carriers
to other fraternal Insurance organisation.
Seismic DiitnrtaD.ce Felt All Over Calabria
and Fart of fiirily.
Tnent-Klve t llWifcoa Are Reported
Completely Dctroed and Som
ber of Injured Cannot Yet
lie Estimated.
Sept. 9 The newspapers this
rive heart-rendlna- accounts of
the calamity caused by the earthquake. At
Mountcleon houses were razed. The rati- Scholer was with the Injured.. -way
depots at Plzzn, Snular and Enter- end, hoping he might regalv
mlcla had to be evacuated, as they were : and niHke a statement.
considered unsafe. At Messina a severe The theory of a crime Is concurred
shock was experienced, but It wns slighter ,
than that In Calabria. I start agreeing in the statement that Mr.
The earthquake centered In Calabria, rle- : Thompson had been beaten. There Is. how
stroylng over twenty-five villages, leaving I ever, no known motive for a murderous
thousands absolutely destitute, killing up-
ward of f and wounding nearly t.
The shock was felt at 2:i o'clot k this
morning. It lasted for eighteen seconds
. . . . . . at i
Messina. Martinnno.
Stefacoinl. Placniio, ,
Trlparni. Zammarro. Cessanlttl, ?aiua, i trig tne oeutn or the Injured man, attributes
Ollvadl and other points. i ""' fatality to a fall following a stroke of
People Are Terror-Mrloken. apoplexy.
?cen-s of Indcr-crlbiib'.e terror ensued. ! A sharp division of opinion occurred he
Women, aroused from their sleep, rushed i tween the coroner and police on one hand
half-clothed Into the' streets, screaming : and several physicians on tl.'e other, the
., H ft,ar crrvlng their babies and drag- first mentioned party declaring that a fall
ging along their other children and calling ;
for help on the Madonna and the saints. ;
The men escaped Into me open wn.i v ......
their i
famtll-s. all calling on tneir ivran ...
for protection. The cafes were taken by-
assault bv the strangely garner, crow a, .
. ... i.i . Am.llt Inn Of I
as daylight Prose wuiiom " ii-
the earthquake the crowd gradually m-i. ,
away until by o'clock the streets naa
almost assumed their normal appearance,
except In the ruined villages where the In
habitants had no homes to go to. The
general confusion was added to by dreadful
erle. from the tails where the prisoners
beside themselves with fright, but ,
fortunately all the prisoners were Kepi
within bounds. ,
Troops, engineers and doctors have been
hurried to the scenes of disaster to assist
In the work of rescue and salvage. The
ministry of the Interior sent for the
relief of the destitute, and Minister of Pub
lic Works Ferraris, left for Calabria this
Many Village are Destroyed.
C AT NZA RO. Province of Calabria.
Italy. Sept. ft - According to the latest toie- i
grams received nere, me rnrnniu""- -serious
dnmaee to houses In San Floro,
where one person was killed.
At Jonadl ten persons were killed and
loft wounded.
At Dafflna hulldlngs were damaged and
a number bf prrBnn killed or wounded.
At Rnrgla two persons were killed and
ten wounded. Many houses coiiapsea.
At Oirtfalco houses were badly dainagea, i sens' of uneasiness prevails, and this Is
but there was no loss of life. accentuated by the complete silence ob-
At Montauro several houses collapsed. Iserted In official circles regarding the
At Ollvadl several persons were killed and r,roftress of the negotiations,
many wounded. Houses were badly dam- j Even the most pacific circles the alt
aged. I uation is looked upon as having an ele-
At Nlcastro and Cortall there was much mpnt of danger and the prevailing nerv
damsge to property and many persons were i ,,, hH t)Mn ip,,, by the tone
wounded. ' '
At Flladelphla two persons were killed
and there were serious property losses.
At Clmigllano there was no loss of life,
but the loss In property was considerable.
At Jaruno the houses were badly dam
aged, but no one was killed or wounded. I
At Nalda one person was killed and .
thirty wounded and property suffered se
verely. '
At Martlnnno there were many victims.
but the number Is unknown. Out of a j
population of a little more than 3,000 there
are 2.200 without shelter.
At Serrastrelta the houses suffered con
siderably, but there were no victims
Troops have been uispatcnen to tne si-e.m j r,c,,p(,t gpotlon ot Norway, while the .cor
of the disasters and engineers hive been ; rcsponalnB. IOI1B ln SwPa(.n. t , pointed
dispatched to Martlnano, Nalda. Qlmigllano i ,g ..unlmportant aid has never been
and Monteleone dl Calabria
Cousin of Late President McKlnley
Chosen Commander-in-Chief of
Spanish War Veterana.
MILWAUKEE. Wis.. Sept. 8.-S0 far as
the business to come before the second
annual encampment of tho I'nl'eJ
Spanish War Veterans Is concerned,
tho reunion s at an end. The contest for
yttfim... wtAaw ! .l-.l 9 m u m - anli-ltAI nilA anil
...... , . , -.w..i
rcsulted ln the election of Major Charles
K. Miller of Cleveland, O. Major MI1W,
who is a cousin of the late President Mc- j
Klnley, Is a leading lawyer of Cleveland, j
For senior vice commander, Major John
M. Harlar.d of Buffalo was elected, and i
Captain E. E. Kirk of California was
chosen as Junior vice commander.
Washington, whose claims for the next
reunion were put forward by Captain Wal
ter Mitchell of that city, wns chosVn over
San Francisco. The date of the 1906 en
campment was set so as not to be earlier
than October 16, so as to make It con
venient for President Roosevelt to attend.
A resolution favoring a larger scope of
the pension laws was adopted and resolu
tions affecting the statute laws of ' the I
I'rilted States were referred to the com
mittee on legislation, which will bring them
to the attention of congress. One of the
most Important of these Is that asking;
for the establishment of a national war
museum at Washington In which to keep
relics of all wars In which the United
States has taken part.
The Indies' auxiliary elected Mrs. Mary
E. Gedney of Mount Vernon, N. Y , presi
dent, and Mrs. Jessie Booth Perry of Chi
cago, vice president. The veterans and
ladies enjoyed an evening of entertainment
tonight ln one of the amusement parks.
Installation of officers, a parade and canp
flre takes ,placa tomorrow.
State Gets Over Two Million While
Iowa Men Draw Five aad a
Half Million.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, S-pt. 8.-!Speciat Tele
gram.) W. A. Richards, commissioner gen
eral of the land office, who has been ln
Utah fur several weeks supervising the
opening to white suttlement of the Uintah
Indian reservation, returned to Washington
today. Mr. Richards said that the opening
of this great reservation, conducted along
lines similar to those which prevailed when
the Rosebud reservation In South Dakota
was opened, was accomplished without a
hitch of any sort.
The annual report Of the commissioner
ot pensions wss made public today. It Is
shown that on June 30, 106, there were
borne on the pension rolls the names of
16.175 residents of Nebraska, who during
the fiscal year of VMH drew pension aggre
gating I2.1K.1M. Iowa, during the same
period, had 36. too pensioners on the rolls,
who drew K.tM0,H. South Dakota had
till pensioners, drawing to?0,3M and Wyo
ming an jyenslwnsrs, diaalnff fU3.Z3u
Kmploie of ew Vork Times Beaten
and Stnhhrrt In Itrslh Im IiiI
rientlfled Assailant.
NEW YORK. S"Pt. 8 -Jacob II. Thomp
son, cm ! ngc editor of the New York
Times, who was found unconscious In his
apartments In the Ft. Jamea hotel today.
riled at Flower hospital at :.V o'clock to
night without having regained conscious
ness. Mr. Thompson was fully clothed when
found and In an apparently dying condition.
There Is much mystery surrounding the
case, Coroner Scholer expressing his belief
that the Injuries sustained by Mr. Thomp
son were the result of a fall after a stroke
of apoplexy, while the hospital surgeons
maintain that murder was done. Coroner
In by
the surgeons at the hospital, the entire j
auacg upon tne editor.
The police, who earlier In the day had
held the crime theory, switched around to
night and agreed with the coroner as
nvattikt tUe n . , I i . . V. i I. 1 .
i ne nnnl police report on the case, record- I
dining an apoplectic attack caused Me.
Thompson's Injuries. Three doctors, be- i
o m. nm uimi mi ,
Hf!aiiHni strangiea .Mr. lnonipson round i
thnt In addition to other Injuries, their
patient's Jaw was broken, that he had Ave I
Bpnln Wniinris nml thnt hrttfo Mn At-ca niArA
i ....... ... ....... .. ;
,M.i. i,.-,,.,,. i iiey ncciaeo, nwvrr, mat i
what at first appeared to be a stab wound
had been made by the breaking of Mr.
Thompson's glasses. The coroner's opinion
was supported by the hotel officers and by
the chambermaid who flrst found the in
jured guest. She said that he was In a
sitting posture and was acting as If he
wished to grasp his throat.
Is collar had
been torn open. She saw
this- about 9
o'clock In the morning. An examination j
of the room revealed trnces of blood on the
walls and on the furniture against which
Mr. Thompson might have fallen. Me was
known to be subject to attacks of vertigo.
Mr. Thompson was about t!0 years old.
He(nrn of Norwegian Commissioner
to I hrlstl.i nla (ilves Rise
eerlona Rumnra.
CHRISTIANIA. Sept. 8. With the return
today from Karlxtad of the Norwegian
commissioners suit to discuss with the
commissioners of Sweden the question of
the dissolution of the union, a decided
of the Swedish newspapers, which are
now calling upon the goveiMnnent to
mobilize 70,000 troops, st the same time
pointing out that Norway Is only able
to command 30.000 troops. While the
Swedish Riksdag demanded that the
"fortresses recently erected be no longer
maintained." the Swedish newspapers In
sist that the fortifications of the old
fortresses of Fredrlksten and Kongsvlngor
shall be destroyed. No suggestion could
mafle whlch wouW more deeply wound
the national principle of the Norwegians.
Kongsvlnger Is thirty miles from the
frontier and holds a commanding posi
tion for the defense of Christlanla, tin
Responsible persons here say that the
arrogant tone adopted by the Swedish
press, unless It Is modified. Is likely to
lead to serious developments.
and Russians Each Donate
fto.OOO to State of ew
CONCORD. N. H., Sept. . Letters from
i the Russian and Japanese peace plenipo-
I .
tentlaries on the eve of their departure
from this country, which accompanied
checks of 110.000 each for charitable pur
poses ln the state of New Hampshire, were
I made public today by Governor John Mc
Lane. The envoys wrote ln cordial ap
i preclatlon of the hospitality and courtesy
j shown them by the state and leave the
; question of disposition of the funds to the
discretion of the governor.
Two letters accompanied the check from
the Japanese and both were signed by
Baron Komura and Mr. Takahlra, while
the letter from the Russian envoys was
signed by Baron Rosen.
Threat of Strikers to Interfere with
Malta Causes Activity in
New York.
NEW YORK. Sept. 8.-Under guard of
policemen and occasionally showered with
sticks and stones the United States mall
delivery wagons, whose operation ln New
York's busisat centers Is threatened by 3U0
striking drivers, carried the malls without
delay today.
Upon receipt of Informatton from Jersey
City and Hoboken that attacks were being
planned ln thoe cltlea upon New York mall
wagons, United States Marshal Henckal
communicated with the chiefs of police in
those places, who said that they v.ould
have special details of policemen to meet
the wagons from New York at the ferries
and to escort them through the streets.
I nlted States secret service agents made
the report of threatening conditions In the
New Jersey cities.
Rural Carriers Are named for Roatrs
in Iowa and Month
I From a 8taff Correspondent )
WASHINGTON. Sept. I. i Special Tele
gram.) The following rural earners have
been appointed: Iowa Bennett, route 1,
Samuel E. Ttmpleton carrier, Clarence F.
Toms substitute; Llvermore, route 1, Lee
R. Cornlck carrier. Cells B. Cornlck sub
stitute. South Dakota Mitchell, route 2,
Arthur B. McKeel carrier, James W. Clark
substitute; route 3. Carl 8. Bates carrier,
Martin Bolce substitute.
Edward R. Brooten has been appointed
postmaster at Huntervllle. Wapello county,
lews, vie sVaaa aVUnuuavn, tesueU.
Chargei Grow Out of Contract for Coramis
ear y Sji:em for Panama.
la not of City and llnilnraa tssnclotes
Know Nothing of tbe Affair, bnt
Incline to Make l ight
of It.
NEW VORK, Sept 8. Chairman Shonts
of the Panama Canal commission an
nounced today that he had awarded a
' T feeding and housing the
1rctm!'t t the canal employes to J. E.
u umaha. Following a month's
visit to Panama, Mr. Markel has worked
out a comprehensive scheme, which
eludes the early establishment of ten hotels I
along the canal anil railroad, each of them
to accommodate from ISO to 2S0 laborers
and twice as many diners.
These hotels. It Is declared, will compare
favorably with the better class of com
mercial hotels In this country and will be
used chiefly by the higher salaried em
ployes. The average for board and lodgings
will be nbout .t a month. For the laborers
employed In the canal, or In any way Iden
tified with thnt project, the concessionaire
will at first establish twnty commissary
camps and later PXI additional ones, eaoh
with kitchen and dining rooms. laborers
will have the privilege of buying their food
cooked or uncooked at these camps, and
In either case will be furnished with the
necessary is nie appointments. 1 ne average
rate to laborers for cooked food will be
about $14 a month.
Part of the contract provides for trans-
. . I . ... - 1 .
niiiioti m con 01 an loon euppuen nini
materials used by the concessionaires.
It is the Intention of the concessionaire
to run a train across the Isthmus every
dny from Colon, supplying the proposed
hotels and camps with fresh meats, fruits,
vegetables, bread and laundry; also dally
supplies of Ice.
The amount Involved In the contract,
which covers a period of Ave years, and
will become operative as soon as Mr. Mar-
kel concludes certain preliminaries. Is not
disclosed, but runs Into millions of dollars.
Protest of Rival Firms.
II. Malfe & Co. and Hudglns A Dumas,
both Arms of this city, who were tho only
other bidders for the Panama concession,
today sent telegrams and letters to. Presi
dent Roosevelt at Oyster Hay, protesting
against the award of the contract to J. E.
Markel. At the same time the two firms
addressed letters to Chairman Shonts with
drawing their bids In the belief that this
action might Invalidate any award to Mr.
Markel by leaving only one bidder In the
field. In a statement given out today the
protesting firms declsre the Panama con
tract Involves no less than Bn.nofl,ono
Hudglns o Pu'as assert that after pre
senting their bid they received a letur
from Mr. Shonts, In which he Intimated
that their figures were too low and set
forth a number of conditions which were
not mentioned In the draft of the proposed
contract, on which the hlda were based.
Hudglns & Dumas declare that they re
ceived this Information at S:30 o'clock on
Wednesday afternoon and were told by Mr.
Bhonta' secretary that his principal re
quired an answer by 4 o'clock.
Deducting the time consumed In type,
writing, they assert they had only ten min
utes to revise their bid.
Telegram to President.
In their telegram to President Roosevelt,
Hudglns A Dumas says:
Circumstances connected with the award
ing of this privilege seem to indicate a
collusion, one entire section of our bid
having, as we discovered by examination
yesterday, been credited to Mr. Markel as
an original nroduetlon. while the pre
cipitancy with which bids were called for,
without public advertisement and with no
regular time set for receiving and open
ing said bids in the presence of bidders,
warrant us ln the assumption that there
waa a purpose to nward the contract to
Mr. Markel and that other considerations
were sacrificed to this end.
Shonts Surprlaed at Protest.
When Mr. Shonts n'aa Informed In hla
home ln Greenwich, Conn., that the un
successful bidders had appealed to the
president and after he had heard the na
ture of their charges, said:
This Is most surprising, particularly so
far as Mr. Balfe Is concerned. He was in
mv office yesterday and said: "I have
never heen better treated ln my life. I
jwlsh to congratulate the successful bidder
and offer him any assistance in my
I Invited Messrs. Hudglns and Dumas to
look over the successful bid In my offlco,
but so far as I am aware they have not
done so. As to their charges, they are
absurd. Everything was open and above
board. We did not advertise for bids be
cause there was no necessity for It. It Is
not a government contract. It Is a Panama
rallwav matter. The railroad designates
who shall conduct the hotels and aupply
provisions and what they shall charge. It
does not compel lt employes to stay In
thfse ho'els
In awarding the contract to Mr. Markel
we took Into consideration the personality
of the bidder, his experience, his power
of organization and also the fact that he
had been on the ground and studied the
conditions there. His hid was the lowest,
except In one particular.
My letter to Hudglns & Dumas suggest
ing a correction of their original bid was
written because It was plain that they had
not understood the specifications.
So far as the similarity of sample menus
goes that might easily have happened, be
cause we specified that the highest class
of employes was to have certain things and
that laborers from Jamaica and the tropica
should have certain diet to which they are
Mr. Markel Is out of the city, but Philip
J. Partenheimer, secretary of the National
Hotel company, of which Markel la presi
dent, was at his office last night and the
dispatch was read to him over the tele
phone Just before Mr. Partenheimer left
to catch a train. He laughed heartily at
the message and then said ln response to
an Inquiry:
"I really don't know anything about that
matter and therefore can say nothing. I
reoelved a telegram today from Mr. Mar
kel saying he was just leaving New York
for Chicago and would be In Omaha Sun
day." "Do you know whether or not Mr. Mar
kel has succeeded In obtaining the contract
for which he bid to supply food to the
Panama workers?" was asked Mr. Parten
heimer. "No, I do not; I don't know how he came
out, though he has been back from Panama
three weeks. All I know is that he was
anxious, of course, to get one of these
contracts, but as to his success or failure
I am Ignorant."
J. E Markel Is known all over the west,
where he has, for years, been engaged In
the hotel business in various forms. For
many years he held the contract on all the
; Union Pacific railroad eating houses and
dining car service. He had the lease on
the Millard hotel of Omaha for many years
up to a few years ago and the Natkmal
Hotel icompany, of which he Is president,
did own the Lincoln hotel at Lincoln, which
has. within the last year, been sold to D.
E Thompson, minister to Brasll and pros
pective ambassador to Mexico. Mr. Mar
kel Is a very wealthy man. Ills home is
la Ouiaha.
Forecast for eliraskn fa
and n n day.
1 Population of Kobe tre Tnrbnlenl.
Many Killed In Onnfhern Italy,
t'linrae Fraud In Pnnnmn Contract.
Tanner I onmi.inder of 'i. K. II.
3 l ook Into ctt York l ife Company.
Russian Onus t'nptnred by a Mob.
St Npnl from til Parts of Nebraska,
"randal In the War Department.
4 Shopa for the I nlnn Pacific.
Polntera Unut Yntlna Machines.
B fJrent Western Hoail to K.ximnd.
Currier I'laeons for Hotel Dinner.
Affairs at south Umaha.
0 Sporting Cventa of the Day.
T Council Hlnffs and Inns errs.
l General fireely Visits Fort Omaha.
Councilman cited for Contempt.
10 F.dltorlal.
11 Commercial Review of the Week.
Democrats Have Their Troubles.
IB Financial
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Fmployea. In Tjpothetae ghnpa at
Indianapolis tin Ont Today and
Those In Other Clttea Follow.
CHICAGO, Sept. .-According to the offi
cers of the International Typographical
union the war between the United Typothe
tae and the International Typographical
union over the Istter's demand for an
eight-hour day. to go Into effect January 1,
Is to become general. Reclnning tomorrow
the strike will spread to every city ln the
country where the employers refuse to
grant the eight-hour day. Thus far the
strike hns affected only Chicago and De
troit. Tomorrow printers will be called
out of the Typothetae shops of Indlannpolls
and from day to day strikes will lie or
dered In other cities.
The Information that the executive coun
cil of the union had decided to press the
fight was received by President E. R.
Wright of the Chicago union today ln the
following telegram from James M. Lynch,
president of the International organiza
tion: INDIANAPOLIS. Sept. 8 - E. R. Wright:
United Typothetae convention at Niagara
Falls yesterday refused to accept reason
able proposition for settlement of eight
hour difficulty. Indianapolis makes demand
this afternoon. ("In suggestion of executive
council other unions will make demand ns
soon as telegrams can be placed on wire
and the struggle will be made general ex
cept where contracts prevent Immediate
action. JAMES M, LYNCH.
With the exception of Denver, Salt Lnke
City and Springfield, where the elght-hnur
agreement la now ln effec, the order will
affect practically every city of any slie In
the United Ststea where branches of the
United Typothetae exist. New York has a
contract, which exempts It from a strike
untH January 1.
The contract between the Omaha Typo
graphical union and the employing printers
expires October T of this year. Neither
side, so far. has made any move toward an
agreement on the eight-hour question.
F.mperor F.xtenda Congratulations
Becnnse Pence Has Been Declnred
Between Russia and Japan.
OYSTER BAY, I j., Sept. g.-The em
peror of China has extended to President
Roosevelt his congratulations upon the suc
cess of the president's efforts to establish
peace between Russia and Japan and to
"promote the welfare of mankind." In his
congratulations the emperor Is Joined by the
empress dowager, who extenda to Presi
dent Roosevelt her "hearty felicitations"
on his "grand accomplishment."
The emperor's message was received ln
the form of a cablegram from Peking. As
Is usual with Chinese official communica
tions. It Is undated and unsigned, being ln
the shape of a greeting. Following is the
text of the document:
The emperor of China to the president
oi ine i nitea states or America Greeting:
The Joyful tidings respecting the satisfuc-
tory issue of the peace negotiations be
tween Japan and Russia having been re'
celved by all friendly governments wltu
profound gratification, we congratulate you,
Mr. President, upon the success of your
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boring powers concerned Into harmony and
to promote me weirare or mankind, witn
the cessation of hostilities and the estab-
Usliment of a good understanding, we
earnestly hope that all nations will here-
after enjoy the fruits of peace without In-
terruption. to the end that the thref ' Man-
p nil rl u n nrnv 1 riAai fT I riiiiu m fiv ha h auuai
witn complete tranquility and lasting wei
rare, io the oeneni ot tne wnolo world.
Her majesty, the empress dowager of
China, being mindful of the friendly rela
tions that have always subsisted lietween
China and the United States, desires to
Join us ln offering you hearty felicitations
for your own grand accomplishment.
Members from Iowa., Kansas, Col
orado and Nebraska Meet
at Lincoln.
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. g.-flwedish Meth
odlsts of the states of Nebraska, Iowa,
Kansas and Colorado began a four davs'
conference here today. Bishop Hamilton Is
presiding. Carl Froman of Iowa was
elected secretary. Carl J. Mellberg of Ne-
braska statistical secretary and O. J. Swan
Reports were received from the theolog
ical school of the church at Evanston, III.,
also from the Mutual Insurance society.
The reports Indicated prosperity and
Reports were reefived from C. O. Free
man, presiding elder of the Kansas dis
trict; A. R. Melllne of the Iowa district and
Peter Munson of the Nebraska district.
amnel Stlckuey Promoted.
ST. PAUL, Minn.. Sept. It was offi
cially announced Imre today that Samuel
ntukney, Heretofore general manager of
the Chicago Great Western railroad, has
been made second vice president. L. H.
Can. assistunt to the general manager,
has been made third vice president. Mr.
Stlckney will also retain the title of gen
eral manager.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Sept. H.
At New York Arrived : Koenlg Ixnilso,
from Nanles
At I A) mburg Arrived : Batsvla. from
New YoT.
At Boulogne Arrived : Ryndam, from
New York.
At Plvinouth Arrived : Grosser Kurfurst.
from New York; Hamburg, from New
At Queenstown Arrived: Celtic, from
New York. Sailed: Noordland, for New
At Dover Sailed: DeuUchland. for New
At Copenhagen Sailed: United States,
for New York.
At Naples-Sailed: Cltta dl Torino, for
New Yolk.
Forairr Fortion Commissioner Now at Head
cf Grand Army of tbe Eepnblio.
General Eobert 6. Brown of Ohio ii Hii
Principal Opponent
Only Oppositioi Coming from Friendi of
- Dallai, Tei&a.
t hief Executive t onaratnlates tho
Comrades and Regrets Ho
Cannot Meet Them
In Person.
DENVER. Sept. S.-The thirty-ninth an
nual national encampment of the Grand
Army of the Republic elected officers today
as follows:
Commander-ln-Chlef-James Tanner. New '
Senior Vice Commander-ln-C'hlef George
W. Cook, Denver.
Junior Vice t 'onimander-ln-Chlef Silas IL
Towler, Minneapolis.
Surgeon General Hugo Philler, Wauke
sha. Wis.
Chaplaln-ln-Oilef.-Rev. Father J. G.
Ieiiry, Chapman, Kan.
Minneapolis wna chosen as the meeting
place for 19o .
The contest for rommsnder-ln-chlef was
the most Interesting feature of the sessions
today. Besides Corporal Tanner. R. It.
Brown of Zanesvllle. O., Charles Burrows
of Rutherford, N. J., and Charles G. Burton
of Nevada, Mo., were placed In nomination.
Burrows' foame was Immediately with
drawn. As the roll call of departments pro
ceeded It became apparent from the number
of departments seconding Tanner that his
elertion was n certainty. Although George
Stone of San Frnmisco wns not named
formally as a candidate, the Department
of California and Nevada cast Its fifteen
votes for him. The total vote for Tanner
was t17. Brown received 1S7, Ohio and
Pennsylvania giving him their full vote
and Iudlnna a majority. The only larga
delegation that voted for Burton was that
of Missouri. His total strength was forty
two votes.
Ovation for Sew Commander.
When the adjutant general announced the
result the convention went wild. The old
veterans leaped from their seats, shouting
and cheering and throwing their hats In
the air. Amid the din General Brown
mounted the stage and moved to make
Tanner's election unanimous. Messrs.
Burton and Stone both seconded the mo
tion, which was carried with a roar of ap
plause. Commander-in-Chief King then
appointed the defeated comrades a com
mittee to escort Corporal Tanner to the
stage. While the four were walking down
the center aisle the delegates made a rush
for Tanner, and, lifting him Into the air,
carried him bodily to the rostrum. The
delegates then rose enmasse and cheered
for several minutes.
In a brief speech Corporal Tanner
thanked his comrades. "There Is one man,"
he said, "whose esteem and assistance It
Is necessary for the old soldiers to have.
There are three men ln the encampment
whom I will call ln council In meeting
President Roosevelt."
Another great shout went up as Corporal
Tanner Indicated the person he referred to
ln his veiled remark and as It died down
he said that he expected to have the benefi
cent counsel in all his undertakings as
commander-in-chief of Senator William
Warner of Missouri, General John C. Black
of Chicago and General Gienvllle M. Dodge
of New York.
Other Officers Fleeted.
The convention proceeded to ballot for
officers at the conclusion of Mr. Tanner's
address. George W. Cook of Denver was
the only nominee for senior vice com
mander, and he received an ovation when
his unanimous election was announced.
For Junior vice commander, James G.
Everest of Illinois and Silas H. Towler of
Minnesota were placed before the conven
tion. The ballot resulted: Everest, K-9;
Towler, 328.
Hugo Philler of Wisconsin and Fred
'. Brothers of Nebraska were nominated for
surgeon general, the former receiving Sit
votes and tho latter 2(3.
The vote for chaplaln-in-chlef was aloea.
Father Leary of Chapman. Kan., winning
! rrm" Je88e Cole of Iowa y
vote of 382
i io .is.
j previous to the election a letter from
I . . . . , . 1 . ' . .
' President Roosevelt to Commander-in-Chief
I King asking him to "extend my warmest
j congratulations to the comrades there as-
sembled, and say to them, how I regret
that I cannot In person meet them and
express the affection and regard I feel for
them," was read and a telegram was sent.
The recommendations ln the annual re
port of the commander-in-chief were ap
proved, as were also those made by the
surgeon general, the chaplaln-ln-chlef and
i the quartermaster general. The newly
elected commander - ki - chief announced
three appointments and said they were all
thaf he would make until he returned to
Lieutenant Colonel Tweedale, retired, waa
made adjutant general, and Allen C. Bake-
' well of New York, national patriotic In-
"tructor. Thomas O. Sample of Allepheny,
Pa- wa '""tlnued as a member of the
I counsel of administration.
I Mr Sample Is reported on his death bed
and Corporal Tanner explained that ha
wanted to be ln office as long as life lasted.
Minneapolis Rents Dallas.
The first business before the encampment
today was the choice of meeting place for
next year. It had been practlcall) settled
In advance that the national encampment
In l&ifi would lie held ln Minneapolis. The
only other city that asked for the encamp
ment In the convention today was Dallas,
Tex., whose offer was presented by John
A. Ewton, manager of the Dallas 150.000
rluh. On a viva voce vote the delegates
seemed to be about equally divided between
the two cities. A roll call was then or
dered and Minneapolis chosen.
Tiie encampment gave a vote of thanks
to Mr. Ewton and the Texas organizations
which extended the Invitation to meet In
Dallas. Commander-in-Chief King Invited
Mr. En ton to go to Minneapolis next year
and repeat the Invitation, promising to
use his Influence to secure the national en
campment In l!u7 for Dallas.
The' Invitation from Minneapolis was pre
sented by Pust Commander-in-Chief Iee
Torrance. In an eloquent spech he spoke
of the advantages of the Minnesota city
and urged lis claims on the ground that It
has not had the national encampment In
twenty-two years. Comrade Caftle of Min
nesota seconded the nomination of Minne
apolis Connrll of Administration.
The ineiiibets uf the council of adiulal