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PAGES I TO 8.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 10, 1M3-FOUR SECTIONS-THIRTY-FOUR PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
COST OF TELEPHONES
ch airman of Representatives of Municipal
itiei Owning L'nes Telks ia Londoi.
FINDS RATES LOWER ON CONTINENT
Denmark and Sweden Enjoy Especially Low
Rates for Fxtended Service.
NATION AND CITIES SHOULD CO-OPERATE
Government Should Not Drive Mtnioipsl
itiei On: of the Basinets.
MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP IS A SUCCESS
Investigation Shorn (hat Loral Man
BKement la Drltrr Than National
and Cities tan (nmpflf
with Private Lines.
LONDON, Sept. 9.-(Special Cablegram to
The lire.) A great deal of Interest having
been aroused throughout the clvlllxcd world
by the reports that the Postofllce depart
ment la preparing to take over the tele
phone systems of the I'nlted Kingdom, D.
M Stevenson, chairman of the committee
f representatives of the telephone-owning
municipalities, which met In Ixmdon from
time to time during the sittings of the
select committee on postofftce (telephone
tgrccment). Is out In an Interview, In which
The select committee was appointed on
May 23 last, on the motion ot the posi
ng aster general, and consisted of seven
unionist members, four liberals and one
nationalist. When asking for the appoint
ment of tho committee Lord 8'anley told
the House of Commons that if the com
mittee found that he had been wrong he.
would not hesitate to say so. lie would
tnen let tlie agreement drop and commence
tie novo with a new agreement.
The committee dealt with the question In
the moat painstaking and exhaustive man
ner. It made a number of recommenda
tions, some of which the postmaster general
idopted, but he declined to accept the one
f most Interest to municipalities, as fol
on: "While, therefore, we recommend that In
he general public Interest the House of
.""ominous should not disapprove of the
igreement, with the modifications that we
lave proposed, should not be allowed to
iwome operative until a pledge has been
liven to the House that between now and
lanuary, 1!H2 nothing shall be done by the
tovernment whereby the question of future
iwnershlp and of local telephone Insialla
lons (as distinct from the ownership and
Management of trunk lines) may be preju
llced. and that unless by a vote of the
muse It has otherwise been determined
.he postornce shall continue to grant
Icenses to municipalities on terms not mora
tnerous in respect of royalties than the
.erms of the standard telephone license as
revised In January, 1902."
Position of Lord Stanley.
Surely, the only course open to Lord
Kanley, In accordance wltn his pleage, wan
o let the agreement drop and commence
le novo Willi tha new agreement. But he
laid It was not for hltn now, whatever
night be his private and personal opinion,
o give a pledge that after lull there should
tv a cessation of municipal telephones and
.hat the whole system sliould be invested In
.he hands of tiie postmaster general. His
pe Idea in making this agreement was that
In lull, when tha license came to an end,
his successor should be absolutely free to
Idopt which ever system (.he government
it tue day might think the most desirable.
And later on:
When the whole telephone system of the
country was In the hands of the postman-"
ter general the Parliament and the gov
ernment of could deal with it as
they thought tit. In ml Parliament might
decide that the telephone system should
be worked locally throughout the coun
try by the municipalities or other local
representative bodies, and the postmaster
general might sell or rent the plant In
the local area to the municipality or other
local representative body.
But both Lord Stanley and Austen
Chamberlain said they were against this
course and they assured the Houw that
accepting the committee s recommendation
meant negativing the agreement. Ixird
Stanley added that If the advantages (?)
of the agreement were sacrltlced It would
be done for the municipalities which
wished to compete and which had com
peting systems, and be quoted figures to
show the small number of municipalities
which had applied for licenses. This seems
to have had great weight with the House,
John Burns, for Instance, being reported
us having said:
"If It were true that out of 1.334 local
authorities In the I'nlted Kingdom who
were capable of owning telephone sys
tems only five were doing ao, then the
mere statement of that fact seemed to
lilin to dispose of any serious claim tha
municipalities might set up to compete
either with the telephone company or the
Progress of Municipal Ownership.
I submit that this was hardly fair argu
ment. Mr. Hanbury a act empowering
the granting of municipal telephone
licenses was only passed In 199. after five
or six years' agitation. Glasgow, which
got the first lliense, began operations In
September. 1901, Portsmouth In 1902,
Brighton and Swansea In litfl and Hull
In It. Municipal corporations are slow
to move and tne duik oi mem naturally
preferred to wait the results of the ex
periments being made In Glasgow, etc.,
before embarking on the unknown sea
of telephone enterprise. Long before there
had been time to make trustworthy de
ductions from tha municipalities named It
emerged that the postornce was determined
to get complete possession and with that
object In view was endeavoring to arrange
'or the purchase of the National company's
jndertaktng In 1904. Mutually satisfactory
terms could not be arranged, so negotia
tions for taking over tha company's plant
in 1911 w re substituted and ended In the
agreement now under discussion.
Obviously it is only recently that the
niuntclpal systems are beginning to show
trustworthy financial results. These prove
beyond doubt that In the telephone-owning
munlctpal.ttes, telephone users, who are
getting facilities Incomparably better than
they had formerly under the National com
pany, are only paying about half the rates
jiald to the company, and yet that the
s stems are self-supporting
The London telephone service Is ad
mittedly much better since the postofflce
entered the field, but I venture to say that
Glasgow telephone users, accustomed as
they have lieen for some time to the cor-
r 'oration service and to the enormously
rnproved service that the National com
pany has leen compelled to give In order
to hold its own. would not tolerate for a
week the delays and annoyances to which
London subscribers are subjecied, not to
sneak of the excessive rates charged
Mr. Austen Chamberlain said that no
municipality which wss not mad would
start a telephone system In 1! to terminate
In 1911. I cannot agree with this view, if
it were made clear that the future policy
was to be. In the words of Mr. Benn. "the
establishment of a useful state service
worked in connection with the municipali
ties." many of them would undoubtedly
apply for licenses nominally terminable In
111. in the sure and certain hope that
these would be renewed Indefinitely.
Conditions In Europe.
With regard to complete nationalisation
which the postofflce Is endeavoring to fores
upon the country. I will refer to an ex
perience which I had when inquiring Into
the question of the telephone services some
years ago In Germany, Denmark, Norway
I found that for 100 miles south of the
Danish frontier only tha two large towns
had telephones, whereas on the Danish
side every village had Its exchange and
each was connected with the government
trunk lines. The reason was obvious.
Germany, centralised, had its uniform rate
ot St tf, while the towns and villages on tha
Danish side were served by local com
panies at from S10 to Hi. The city of
Chrlstlanla has an admirable svstem, cov
ering a great area, for X2 a year up to
t.vio calls or 2fi without limit. The famous
Alimanna -company of Stockholm does still
belter, giving an unlimited service within
a radius of forty-three miles for shout
I.Tfri. Think of It. On that basis Man
chester subscribers would be able for S.'T 50
per annum to speak, not only to all Man-
(CvaUoued ca Seowad l'aJ
ENVOYS VISIT OYSTER BAY
President Entertnlna the Japanese at
Dinner at Snaamore Hill.
OYSTER HAT. I.. I Sept 9 - Entertaining
Nitron Komura and Minister T.tkahlra at
luncheon today, and M. Wltte and Baron
Rosen to dinner. President Roosevelt tend
ered the peace envoys the courtesies and
expressed his gratification thnf their mis
sions to America were successful.
Baron Komura and Minister Takshlra
arrived at Oyster Bay on bonrd the naval
yacht Sylph, which had been sent to New
York for them. They leached Sngamore
Hill at 1 o'clock this afternoon and were
wt loomed by the president. The Japanese
envoys remained with the president for two
hours. Luncheon was served at 1:30, the
envoys being entertained by President and
Mrs. Roosevelt. There were no other
guests. During and after the luncheon the
president and his guests discussed thor
oughly the details of the peace arrange
ments. Both Baron Komura and Minister
Takahlra expressed to the president their
appreciation of his efforts, to which they
attributed largely the success of the con
ferees In reaching an agreement. A few
minutes before 3 o'clock the Japanese
envoys took their leave, being carried to
the pier In one of the president's carriages,
when they went on board the Sylph.
Tonight M. Wltte and Baron de Rosen
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt
at dinner. M. Wltte's well known antipathy
to traveling by water Induced the Russian
envoys to make the trip to Oyster Bay by
rail. A considerable crowd had assembled
at Oyster Bay to witness the arrival of the
envoys, and as soon as they stepped from
the car they were surrounded by persons
curious to catch a glimpse of them. They
were met by a confidential messenger of
the president, who accompanied them to
M. Wltte and Baron de Rosen remained
with the president until 9:3fi. Neither would
consent to discuss even In a general way
their visit to the president.
DOCTOR FINDS RACE SUICIDE
Pittsburg's City Physician Makes Re.
port "bowing a Lowly
Rate of Births.
PITTSBURG, Sept. 9.-A table of the
births and deaths In Pittsburg during the
past fourteen years, prepared by City Phy
sician Dr. B. A. Booth for the bureau of
health, shows a startling decrease In the
number of births, notwithstanding a large
In crease In population.
In 1891 there were 7,067 births, the rate
per 1,000 being iS.61. In the same year
there were 6.832 deaths, the rate per 1.000
being 23.61. The table Is complete to the
end of 1904, which shows a decrease In
the birth rate to 71.76, more than 7 per
cent. The death rate Is decreased from
23.61 to 19.70 from 1891 to 1904.
The flgurea for the first mte months of
this year are surprising. In 1891 the ex
cess of births over deaths was 1.238. The
flgurea for this year indicate that the ex
cess of births has been wiped out and the
conditions are reversed, thore being a de
crease of twenty-three blrtba over the
Commenting upon the report Dr. Booth
The figures show that race suicide Is a
fact, and I think more so in Pittsburg
than any of the larger cities of the coun
try. There Is also another feature. At the
resent advanced nge the physicians save
i per cent more babies than they did ten
years ago. The advance mode In science
has reduced the loss of cases to the mini
mum. Taking thla Into consideration, to
gether with the increase In population and
such a decided decrease In the birth rate,
it shows that something Is radically wrong.
It again Droves that President Ho,ievn
Is right in his theories on race suicide.
j ITALY TO AID THE SURVIVORS
I King Donates Fonda and Cabinet
Will Consider Situation In
ROME. Sept. . A meeting of the cabinet
ministers will probably be held tomorrow
to consider measures for the relief of the
sufferers from yekterday's earthquake In,
Calabria. King Victor Emmanuel has
given I'-'O.OOO for the relief of the families
of the victims.
At Messlno, Sicily, the walls of many
houses and churches were cracked by the
earthquake and otherwise were more or
less seriously damaged.
NOCKRA, Italy, Sept. .-Signor Ferraris,
the minister of public works, arrived here
today by special train and continued his
Journey toward Monteleona. The Naples
express waa five hours behind time. The
I railway lines in Calabria are much dam
I aged, making It necessary for trains to
proceed slowly, after an Inspection of the
route. Traveler arriving' here from Cal
abria are profoundly Impressed with the
disaster. The depot at Peghella Is com
pletely destroyed. The travelers recount
seeing villages reduced to ruins and men
and women half clothed, weeping and
seeking to find and bury the bodies of their
relatives. All the depots from San GlovanI
to Santa Eufemla are Invaded by the popu
lace demanding succor. The spectacle Is
TROLLEY CARSJN COLLISION
Five Persona Killed and Seventy-Fire
lajered In Smastanp Near
YORK. Pa., Sept. 9.-Flve persona were
killed and seventy-five Injured In a collision
between passenger and freight trolley cars
today on the York & Dallastown electric
railway near Stanley's Switch, about six
miles from here. Two of the victims were
instantly killed and three died later at a
hospital here. The dead:
HENRY SPRINKLE. York.
P. L. SEN ET, IHtllustown.
8ETH 8ENET. Itallastuwn.
ELMER K SHINDLKR. Windsor.
t A LP H MILLIGAN, York.
Although the cause of the accident has
not been explained, it Is supposed to have
been due to a mistake In signals.
CARRIERS ELECT OFFICERS
J. D. Holland of Boatoa la Chosen
Prealdeat and Atlantic City
Seat Meeting; Place.
PORTLAND. Ore . Sept. 9.-The conven
tion of the National Association of Letter
Carriers elected the following officers:
President, J. D. Balland, Boston: vice presi
dent, E. J. Oaynor. Muncie. Ind.; secre
tary L. J. Cantwell. Brooklyn; treasurer.
D J. Geary. Chicago; executive board.
F. S Trafton. Cleveland; O. E. Winkle
man, Washington: B. F. (Jiilnn, Philadel
phia: A. C. Mc Far land. Des Moines, and
M. T. Finnan, Bloomlngton, III. Member
board of directors, retirement association,
J. C. Mugavln. Cincinnati.
Atlantic City. N. J., was chosen aa the
place of the next convention.
OOleers Are lastalled.
MILWAI KEE, Sept. 9 -The national of
fleers of the I'nlted Poanlsh-Ainerieao War
Ystsraua aaie Uutaiiad leoajr.
ALL TROUP' "E IS OYER
Norway LooV on Dissolution of Its
Union Accomplished Fact.
NO P' LINES IN LAND OF VIKING
Eveij Norsk Voter Stands Behind the
Action of the Storthing. -
DETAILS REMAIN TO BE WORKED OUT
Aeeerding to Views of Christian! There
Will Be Little Difficulty.
ABSENCE OF KING iS NO HINDRANCE
Crown Prince, Who Arts aa Resent,
aa Willing; aa Father for Peace
fnl gelation of Qnes
tlon. CHRISTIANIA, Sept. 9.-(Speclal Cable
gram to The Bee.) Probably never before
In the history of refarendums throughout
the world has there been the unanimity
manifested In the 2,oon to 1 upon the ques
tion of the dissolution of the union. To
lake a recent parallel, the final voting In
1RP9 and 1!M0 on the hill which paved the
way for the Australian federation showed
a total of 4.191.3S6 In favur of federation
and 159,045 against, and similarly It will
he found that In most recent Instances of
the employment of the referendum there
has been evidence of the existence of a
strong body of adverse opinion.
Of course the unanimous vote of the
Storthing on June 7 had already given
sufficient Indication of the temper of the
nation, and at'no time since the resigna
tion of the Hagerup ministry In February
had It been possible to discern In Norway
the existence of any compact body of opin
ion In favor of the retention of the union.
It was fully recognized abroad that the
old divisions In Norwegian domestic poll
tics which had opposed conservative dis
inclination to break with Sweden to radical
eagerness to assert Norway's rights at all
costs had disappeared and the unanimity
of Norway on the union question was re
garded as an accepted fact. But even
those who had most faith In Norway's
constancy were scarcely prepared for the
startling completeness of the referendum.
At one time there was a disposition In
Sweden to talk abou designing politicians
who had engineered the semblance of unani
mity In the Storthing and had terrorised
their opponents Into sullen acquiescence.
The ballot box proved the hollowness of
this theory and with it the unwisdom of
any attempt to rely upon a possible re
vival of party divisions In Norway. There
was no reasonable doubt about the unani
mity of Norway before; there can be Hone
whatever now. In tfle face of the refer
endum returns. It Is nut surprising that
these figures should have called forth public'
rejoicings In Chrlstlanla and elsewhere.
They stand aa a sign to all whom It may
concern that Norway baa found Itself and
that to enthusiastic and hopeful minds the
win tar of it discontent seems to turn to
I gionous summer. Hence no one appears
to quarrel with the manifestations of feel
ings over tne result.
Working on Details.
The question of whether Norway wants
a dissolution having now been settled once
and for all time It only remains for the de
tails to be arranged to the satisfaction of
all concerned. The Lundcberg cabinet In
Sweden took efflee for the special purpose
of carrying out negotiations with Norway
and the prime minister, the minister for
foreign affairs and the four other members
of the government sat on the special com
mittee which framed the conditions for dis
solution. King Oscar's temporary absence' from
the helm l not likely to be the cause of
any unnecessary' delay In reaching a final
settlement of affairs. His majesty has been
seeking the rest and the repose which,
after the strain of the past few months, he
stands so greatly in need. The crown
prince, who fulfills the dutlel of regent, Is
known to be an advocate of a speedy and
peaceable settlement of all matters In dis
pute between Norway and Sweden and not
even the question of the fortifications on
the frontier will be allowed to give any
serious trouble. The Important question
of the future relations of Norway and
"Sweden In regard to mutual defence still
remains In aleyance. Foreign Interference
Is feared In both countries and It Is believed
that some understanding can be arrived at
which will enable the residents of the
Scandinavian peninsula to turn a solid op
position to any foreign Invader In the fu
ture as In the past. If this can be accom
plished the troublesome questions of free
trade and th'e tariff and Independent con
suls will not cause any trouble In the fu
ture. An ideal condition of affairs appears
to be approaching, In which a bloodless
revolution has been brought about, and the
people of Sweden will be as happy to have
the Norwegians go as the people of Nor.
way were anxious to quit the union.
ESPERANTO BECOMES POPULAR
New l.aagnage Can Be Easily Learned
and May Become a
IlfcOON, Sept. 9-tSpeclal Cablegram to
The Bee.) "Do you esperant?" or more
properly rendered, "Cu vl parolas lnter
nacie?" is becoming quite a common ques
tion In Iondon since the conclusion of the
International Esperanto congress at Bou
logne. The congress has caused quite a boom
in the baby language and the esperantlsts
are taking every advantage of It.
Hawkers In the streets are briskly selling
mur u -minea. flaw to Speak
Esperanto, the Auxiliary language of tha
Nations." It costs a penny and contains
the full grammar and quite an Imposing
vocabulary. It predicts that the student
will be able to learn the grammar In an
hour, read the language with facility in
a month, write It with faillily in two
months and speak it with facility In three
The elevator boy. Freckleton. of the Iaw
Land company in Surrey street, who, owing
to his fluency In esperanto, was taken to the
Boulogne congress. Is now the envy of all
of the other elevator boys of Ixndnn. many
of whom are enthusiastically studying the
Mr. Sexaner, the secretary of the British
Esperanto association, Is in daily receipt
of hundred of letters, which come from
all rarts of Great Britain and Ireland,
written by persons anxious to learn the
language. A large proportion of the ap
plications are from teachers, but the letters
are written by people In all walks of life.
It Is now computed that there are JM.Ono
persona In the world who can speak the
language, and many thousands more who
are tudytaet it at lh pruKut Uina,
POWDER MILL IS BLOWN UP
Nineteen Men Killed and Mne Serl
onsly Injared at Fair
CONNET.I.PVILLE. Pa , Sept. 9 -The
Rand Powder mills at Falrchance, six ml!es
south of Unlontown, were entirely wiped
out by an explosion at 9:fio o'clock today.
Of the thirty-two men who went to work
In the mills this niornlng, nineteen are
kt.own to be dead. Of these thirteen have
been Identified. The list of dend and miss
ing Is as follows:
FRED WATERSTRAW. Jr.
WILLIAM MrlNTYRE, died at hospital.
HARRY UNDERWOOD, died at hospital.
JAMES PR E A K IRON.
CHARLES BARCLAY, died at the hos
pital. GILBERT MITCHELL, a smalt boy.
FRED WATER PTRAW, Sr.
FRANK R YLAND.
Besides nine of the factory force who
were seriously Injured, scores of people tn
the town of FalrVhanee. within half a mile
oT the powder mills, were more or less
painful y Injured.'
The shock of the explosion was distinctly
flt In Connellsvllle, twenty miles away,
buildings being rocked on their founda
tions. At Unlontown hundreds of panes of
glass were broken. In the town of Fair
chance there Is scarcely a house that did
not suffer damage. Hay stacks were
toppled over In the fields and live stock
stunned. The rails of the Baltimore A
Ohio railway and the West Pennsylvania
Traction Railway Company were rooted,
from the roadbed and traffic was delayed
from four to six hours. Train No. 82 on
the Raltimnre A Ohio had a narrow escape
from annihilation; It had Just passed the
Rand mills when the explosion occurred.
The windows In the passenger cars were
There were seven explosions In all. every
one of the buildings was totally destroyed.
The debris that was strewn over the ten
acres where the plant was located took
fire soon after the explosltan and added its
terrors to the disaster.
Manager C. Mortimer Rand was taken
to hi home at L'nlontown on a street car
abojt noon. He suffered greatly from
shock, aside from the painful Injuries he
This Is the third explosion at the Rand
plant In the last two years. Three men
were killed in the first explosion. Two
were hurt In the second.
SCHOOL OPENING DELAYED
Kew Orleans Children Scattered Over
Country to Avoid the Yellow
NEW ORLEANS. Sept. 9. Yellow fever
report to S p. m. Saturday:
New cases ' 41
Total to date 2,262
Total .., J09
New dtseaszvMmters u
i Cases under Sjreatment 801
Cases discharged a. ,i ..1,652-
' Although ttTe health authorities here
made It known that there would be no
objections to the opening of the public
schools in October provided certain pre
cautions were taken, the School board
has decided upon an Indefinite postpone
ment of the original date, which was Sep
If there is a steady Improvement from
j this time forward a special meeting of the
board will be held between September 25
and October 1 to fix a time for the open
ing. Hundreds of school children are scat
tered all over the country and will not be
returned here until the fever Is practically
VICKSBITRG. Miss., Sept. 9. Four
deaths from yellow fever occurred today
at Lake Providence and Tallulah, La.
Two of the Lake Providence fatalities came
after 6 p. m. Fifteen new cuses were re
ported at Tallulah and five at Lake Provi
LARGE ELEVATOR IS BURNED
Over K4O.IMM) Bushels of Grain De
stroyed by Fire In
CHICAGO, Sept. 9.-The Santa Fe eleva
for, controlled by Harris, Scotten & Co.,
and containing 845,000 bushels of grain, was
destroyed by fire today. Loss, $725,000; fully
The building, located at Twenty-seventh
and WiKid streets, was a five-story frame
structure, covered by sheet Iron and corru
The fire Is thought to have been started
by spontaneous combustion In a wheat bin
on the top story. An explosion was heard
by several workmen, who hurried to that
floor. When they arrived they saw flames
Issuing from one of the bins. Efforts were
made to extinguish the fire, but after a
short fight the men were forced to flee
from the building. Meantime the fire de
partment had been notified, but before the
first detachment arrived the flames ha4
made a way to the first floor of the build
ing and got beyond control. The firemen
experienced considerable dlcfflulty In retch
ing the fire and obtaining water, although
twenty engines and two fire tugs were at
the scene. The nearest water plug to the
fire was more than 200 fet away, while
others were almost 4o0 yards from tha
building. The elevator Is controlled by the
Harrls-Scotten company, grain brokers, and
was valued at $3M,000.
iWURDER MYSTERY DEEPENS
I Aatopsy Shows that Kew York Kdltor
Was Killed with Blnnt
NEW YORK. Sept. i.A mystery of un
usual proportions was today developed In
the circumstances surrounding the death
of Jacob II. Thompson, for the last forty
years an editor on the New York Times,
by positive evidence that he was murdered
on' the night of September 7 by a brutal
clubbing in a prominent hotel situated in
one of the busiest residence and buslneas
sections of New York city. - This fact waa
disclosed today by the coroner's autopsy.
This examination showed that Mr.
Thompson had been struck over the head
at least a doien times with a blunt Instru
ment and had been strangled as well. No
one has been found who admits having
the slightest knowledge of what transpired
in the editor s room In the St. James hotel
at 109 West Forty-fHth street from the
time he entered It early Thursday evening
until he was found about 9 o'clock yester
day morning by a chambermaid, who told
the coroner that she saw him half sitting
and making convulsive movements with his
hands. He was then fully dressed and
was wearing riding boots. An unfinished
letter was lying on his desk aa If the
w riter had Just laid dun a bis frea.
DIET WILL MEET SOON
Announcement at Tokio Tends to Allay
Resentment Against Government.
KATSURA CABINET PROBABLY WILL RETIRE
Opposition to Trea'y Will Use Only Ordi
nary Political Methods,
CITY AGAIN COMPARATIVELY QUIET
No Farther Demonstrations Against
Churches er Missions.
RUMORS ' OF A SECRET AGREEMENT
London Hears that Japan and Buasla
Have nt Disclosed All the
Terms of the Treaty
TOKIO. Sept. 9 p. m (Delayed In
Transmission.) Today and this evening
wre almost without Incident. A few
crowds collected at various points and
made slight demonstrations against the
police stations, but there wa no fighting or
Better feeling followed the conferences st
Premier Katsura's house today, the actual
provisions of the treaty proving slightly
more satisfactory than had been xpected.
This had a tendency to allay reuentment
against the government, and the premier's
promise that there would be a session of
the Diet In October also tends to Improve
There Is a growing belief that physical
violence will speedily end and that the op
ponents of the government will use only
ordinary political methods.
It Is generally believed that the Katstira
cabinet will retire when the Diet meets.
General Sakuna. who established his
headquarters at the War office and directed
the military operations and policing of the
city from there, has withdrawn the guards
from the foreign legations, which are
deemed In no danger and without the neces
sity of strong protection. However, sen
tries In small squads, continue to watch
the legations nnd the military patrols have
been extended In order to completely pro
tect the city.
There have been no further demonstra
tions against churches or missions. It wss
feared for a time that the crowds might
menace the larger foreign missionary es
tablishments at Tsuklji nnd Aoyama, but
the principal establishments have not been
The suspension of street car traffic about
town has made the city more quiet than
usual and In several cases guards have
patrolled the deserted streets. The police
lines about the Uoktimin office have been
drawn In around the building.
The situation In other cities Is being
keenly watched. Apparently the trouble Is
not spreading. There has been some dis
order at Chlha, Kobe and Kyoto, fTjbugh It
has not been serious.
' Anti-peace meetings held In roarry cities
and towns are passing resolutions denoun
cing the stttlement at Portsmouth, but are
not Interfered with unless they result In
breaches of the peace.
The destruction of the statue of Marquis
Ito Is generally resented and deplored. It Is
pronounced to have been an act of Irre
sponsible rowdies. It Is reported tonight
that the statue was recovered and con
veyed to a warship lying In Kobe harbor.
RIMOR OK SECRET AGREEMENT
London Hears that Japan nnd Buasla
Have Not Told All.
NEW YORK, Sept. 9 A dispatch to te
World from London today revives the fre
quently and officially denied stories that a
secret treaty has been made between the
emperors of Russia and Japan.
"The Intermediaries In the negotiations."
says the dispatch, "were the minister at
London and the German ambassador at St.
Petersburg. "It provides that the emperor
of Russia not the empire shall pay $500,
000,000 Indemnity to Japan In five years,
less the amount which Russia will pay
Japan for Its care and maintenance of Rus
sian prisoners of war, $100,000,000. as pro
vided In the treaty of Portsmouth.
"It Is reported also that Russia agrees In
the treaty to give Japan a free hand In
China, though this point is not so certain
as the other
"The compact was made without the
knowledge even of Baron Komura and M
Baron Rosen today gave out an cmphat
lcul and unqualified denial of a Hto-y- ca
bled from London to the effect that, a se
cret treaty had been arranged directly le
tween the emperor of Russia und the em
peror of Japan providing, among other
things, that Russia should pay to Japun
an indemnity of $600,000,000, less $100,000,000
to be paid for the care and maintenance
of the Russian prisoners of war. Baron
Rosen declared the story had not the
slightest foundation and was absurd on Its
JAP MOB THROWS FIRE BRANDS
Second Attack Is Made on Home of
TOKIO, Sept. 7.-9- a. m. (Delayed In
Transmission.) Another attack was made
upon the residence of Home Minister Yoshl
kawa early this morning. The members of
the mob closed In on the building. Into
which they threw firebrands and succeeded
In starting a small blaze, which the mili
tary guards extinguished and beat off the
attacking party. It Is reported that ex
plosives were thrown at the building during
the attack, but this Is not confirmed.
The guards captured twenty of the at
tacking party and imprisoned them within
the compound. Later on the crowd sent
emissaries to the guards, who begged for
the relase of the captives.
Their petition was refused and the guards
are still holding their prisoners.
THREE TRAINMEN ARE KILLED
Freight Trains tome Together and
Men Are Burled Beneath
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 9-Three train
men were killed and two others were
slightly Injured today In a collision be
tween freight trains of the Philadelphia dt
Reading railway and the Central railroad
of New Jersey at Tabor Junction. The
JOHN H RANKIN of Jersey City, engl
neer of the Central railroad of New Jersey
HENRY BAKER of Bayonne, N. J., con
ductor of the same train.
FRANK BOND of Philadelphia, brake,
man of the Philadelphia & Reading train.
A fast freight of the Central rallrrmd of
New Jersey crashed Into a Reading local
freight, and three dead men were burled
beneath the wreckage. Fire followed the
collision and theycal fire department waa
called out to txa tuUh the ttainea.
THF BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska howere
day aad Monday.
JEWS SECTION Elcht Pages,
t Cost of Telephones In Enrope.
All Trouble OTer In Scnndlnnvla.
Jnpnnese Parliament Meets.
Ttonglna Deleaattnn Is Solid.
3 Slannl Corps Starts for Omaha,
wonld Bevolntlnnlse Printing.
ft News from All Parte of Nebraska.
Hall Repahllcana Against Passes.
4 SpnrtlUB Events of the Pay.
B Hunt Clnb (lass for Horse Show.
Affairs at South Omaha,
Ex-(;overnor VnnSnnt In the City.
6 Pnat Week, In Omaha Society.
T Nelson Beats Britt In F.lahteenth.
Happenings In Omaha Suhnrbe.
F. TUTORIAL SECTION Eight Pages,
1 Arms- Inquiry Not for Thla Post.
Catholic Schools Drawing Well.
5 Bnrwood. Omaha's New Theater.
Blsr Fair for Benefit of Orphanage.
Condition of Omnhn'r Trade.
T Commercial and Financial.
8 Estimate of the Year'a Grain Crop.
HALF-TONE SECTION Eight Penes.
1 Exploits of Sherlock Holmes,
n Gossip of Plnya and Pla houses.
4 Labor Day Celebration In Omaha.
Storiea About Noted People.
5 Opening Day of Public Schools.
Americana Haylna; I p Cnhnn Land.
0 In the Domain of women.
T Sporting Gossip of the Week.
S Some Tersely Told Tales.
COLOR SECTION Ten Pages.
1 Buster Brown Keeps Rosy.
S Glimpses Into the Child Mind.
From Far and Nenr.
5 English Beautlea Seek Court Fnvor
4 I Ke-Savlag Heroine of Slerrna.
Toya of Yesterday and Todny.
B Wives of Kalaer and President.
Secrete of the Beauty Bath.
6 How Divorced Women Should .Act.
T Top o' the Morals'.
8 Lucy and Sophie Say Good-Bye.
Willie Hnwkshaw Detective.
t A Love Story from Experience.
When All Seemed Lost.
IO Among; the Stage Beauties.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Hour. Deg, Honr. De.
B m t 1 p. m 72
2 " m P. m,.,, n
7 w a p. m ra
8 0 4 p. tn 7a
04 S p. tn T3
10 p. m t;
11 " TO T p. am Tl
12 m 73
SUES LAWSON FOR DAMAGES
Resident of Mexico Asks 3,76'),oo(
from the Boston Promoter
BOSTON, Sept. 9 -Claiming that he ha
been damaged to the extent of $3,750,000 by
the failure of Thomas W. Lawson to keep
an agreement with him. Luis H. Rahn of
I'rlque, Mexico, entered suit -gainst Law
on In the supreme court today. He re
quests that defendant deliver to him per
sonally 76.000 shares of the Lawson Com
pany of Mexico, and In addition that he
place In a safe deposit vault for ten years
22,500 shares to bind the agreement on
which the suit Is based. The plaintiff
alleges that Mr. Lawson agreed to finance
the company and that he failed to do so.
The case Is made returnable Tuesday.
The Lawson Company of Mexico Is cap
italized with ao.OOO shares of par value
of $10. Thomas W. Lawson Is president
and Arnold Lawson secretary and treas
urer. CHOLERA CASES INCREASE
Six New Cases Are Beportrd In the
Administrative District of
BROMBERO, Prussia, Sept. 9 Six new
cases of cholera and one death were re
ported today In the five villages of this
HAMBURG, Sept. 9-Dr. McLaughlin of
the United States Marine Hospital service,
says preventive agencies here, "have
cholera by the throat" to use his expression
and that there Is scarcely one chance tn
a thousand of an epidemic. Three days
have now passed without another case and
if Monday passes without one It may be
assumed that the cholera here has ceased
to be sporadic. .
BEiRLIN. Sept. 9. An official bulletin is
sued this afternoon announces that nine
teen new cases of cholera and seven deaths
were reported during the twenty-four
hours ending at noon.
BANK IS L00JTED AT CUSTER
Bobbers Visit Black Hills Town and
Take About 6,00 and
CUSTER, S. P , Sept. 9-(SpeclaI Tele
gtam.) The first National bank at this
place was broken Into at t o'clock thla
morning and looted of about $4,000 In cash
with some valuable papers. The Job was
done quietly and with dispatch, the robbers
having left town for hours before the cltl
ien were aware of the robbery.
The surrounding country is being
thoroughly scoured at this time and It is
believed It will be only a question of a few
hours when the robbers will be appre
hended. Mra. Bryaa Back from Enrope,
NEW YORK, Sept. 9 Mrs William J.
Bryan and daughter, Grace, who have been
In Germany since June 1, arrived today
from Liverpool. They will leave at once
for Chicago to Join Mr. Bryan. They then
will go to Lincoln, Neb., to remain until
Octoler 1, when they will start on a trip
around the world.
Movements of Orenn Vessels Sept.- ft.
At New York Sailed: New York, for
Southampton; Neapolitan Prince, for Na
ples; Vaderland, for Antwerp; Feurst Bis
marck, for Hamburg; Minnenaha and Col
umbia, for Glasgow; Lucania. for Liver
pool; Calabria, for Naples; Glulla. for Na
ples. Arrived: St. Iuls, from South
ampton; Cedric and Etruria, from Liver
pool. At Queenstown Sailed: Arabic, for
At Antwerp-Balled: Zeelsnd, for New
j At Cherbourg Arrived: Hamburg, from
.New York; Grosser Kurfurst, from New
1 York. Balled: Deutsihland and Philadel
phia, for New lork.
At Gibraltar Arrived: Slavonla, for
At Glasgow Sailed: Siberian, for Phil
adelphiu. At Southampton Arrived: Bt. Paul,
from New York. Sailed: Philadelphia, for
At Havre Sailed: L'Aqultalne and La
Touralne. for New York.
At Liverpool-Hailed: Campania. for
At Rotterdam Arrived: Ryndam, from
New Vork. balled: Statendam.
At Oran Sailed: Cltta dl Napoll, for
At Bremen Sailed: Freldrlch der
Grosae, tor New Yurk.
DOUGLAS COUNTY UNIT
Delegation to B'ate Contention Will Vete
for Judge E. R LnfGe.
BLACKBURN AND HOWELL TURNED DOWN
Schemers of TontaneUs Club Lamentably
Fail in Their Flans.
FAIR "LAY ACCORDED TO ALL CONCERNED
Chairman Cowell Compels Howell to Own
Up to Attempted Doable Cross.
ANTIS SHOWN UP IN THEIR TRUE COLORS
Entertaining, Spicy nnd Diverting
Meetlnn of Republican ronnty Com.
mlttee Ends In Selection of a
After T. W. Blackburn nnd R. Reechcr
Howell had consumed two hours vainly
trying to Induce the belief that they and
the antl-machlne faction had been badly
treated, the republican county committee
yesterday afternoon adopted a resolution
arranging for these things:
Endorsed tho candidacy of Judge E. R.
Duffle for nomination for Judge of the su
Provided that the vote of the Douglas
county delegation In the state convention
shall be governed by the majority.
Recommended that M. U learned. Victor
Rosewnter and B. K. Wilcox be made mem
bers of the stale committee.
Provided that the delegates to the etat
convention be selected by a committee of
one committeeman from each Omaha ward,
one from South Omaha and one from the
country', from a list of names handed In by
the members of the county committee, and
that credentials be Issued upon the agree
ment of the delegates to acquiesce In the
Not mnny members of the committee were
absent or unrepresented by proxy. C. A.
Potter acted as secretary and M. J. Grevy.
assistant. While the roll was being called
Blackburn showed his teeth by objecting
to the proxy of George Mead, a member of
the executive' committee. He was Imme
diately reminded that ho, himself, had Just
tried to have Joseph Koutsky of the state
committee voted by proxy, although tho
formalities had not been compiled with as
Mead had done Blackburn waa settled on
this particular point, but did more talking
than all the others put together later In
Cowell Pleads for I'nlted Action.
In opening Chairman Cowell said:
"A thoroughly representative and strong
delegation should go to the state conven
tion from this county, Inasmuch aa we have
a candidate for the office of supreme Judge
In the person of Judge R R. Duffle. He Is
recognised as being a man of ability and
experience, of such a character as fits hlir
especially for the place. For this reason.
If for no other, I am anxious that the dele
gation be a strong one and a united one. I
would deplore very much a divided delega
tion. Personally I can see no good reason
why tho delegation should be divided."
Bert Miner read the resolution embracing
the four points ultimately agreed to by the
committee, the document incidentally re
citing the merits of Judge Duffle and ex
tending him the warmest support. It was
like a red flag to a bull to Blackburn, how.
ever, and he was on his feet Instantly with
a substitute motion to the effect that Judge
Duffle be endorsed and the solid Douglas
vote pledged to him. He made speech No.
1. saying that for the sake of the supreme
bench candidate he thought this course
should be taken, leaving other questions In
the Miner resolutions to subsequent action.
On the roll call Blackburn's motion was
defeated V) votes to 37 votes, and this was
the ratio developed In regular and antl
Antls Are Hard Losers.
Blackburn Immediately made speech No.
2, declaring that the committee had refused
to extend Its support to Judge Duffle. This
wis met by an avalanche of negatives and
Blackburn smiled sarcastically and pro
posed that Judge Duffle be directed to se
lect his own delegation.
The supporters of the Miner resolution
repeatedly demanded a roll call on the
proposition and Chairman Cowell was in
clined to refuse Blackburn's application for
a second substitute.
Blackburn declared the ruling "rank" and
sought to take an appeal from the decision.
Mr. Cowell acquiesced cheerfully In this
arrangement, but Blackburn, feeling the
weakness of his position, made speech No.
S and withdrew the appeal. He said he was
opposed to the ' recommendation for state
committeemen and to the Idea of a special
committee selecting the delegates, but did
not explain why.
Mr. Howell to the Fore.
It wag at this point that R. Beeeher
Howell, present and participating aa a
member of tha state committee, who had
been acting ag aeorekeeper for Blackburn,
saw an opportunity to make a speech. He
desired to tell how much he and tha
Fontanelle club had been abused by Chair
man Cowell, but the case he made out for
himself and his client was a sad one. "Fair
play" were words used many times by
the statuesque person who has been so
busy acquiring the water works for the
last several years. He accused Chairman
Cowell of being "one man who deigned
to dictate to the electors of the county
that they could not hold a primary to select
delegates to the stute convention" and re
ferred to the proposed choice by the com
mittee as "revolutionary." Then with tear
In his voice he said:
"The reason Is they don't want me on
the state central committee any longer.
That Is a trifling mstter. though"
Several In the crowd laughed and aald
"Yes, gentlemen." Howell assured therq,
"it Is a small matter, and I merely tell It
to you to show you what peanut politics
has been resorted to."
C. W. Brltt tried to call Howell to order
for Insulting the chairman, but Mr. Cowell
declared that every speaker should have
all the liberty on the floor he wanted.
Then Howell proceeded to relate a tale
about a letter Arthur C. Smith aent to
Chairman Cowell, asking for a primary
election. He was forced to admit that the
letter was d?ted August 9, or less tfian
the twenty days before the convention,
given by the old law for holding primaries,
and which Howell contended should have
governed to cover defects In the Dodge pri
mary law. He aald it was not too late for
a primary and begged that one be held
Tuesday, September lii. His motion to thjs
effect was lost by a decisive vote. I
Chairman Cowell Tarns l ight Oa.
Chairman Cowell replied to some of the
strictures of Honell, explaining that Mr.
Smith bad written him a letter dated Au
gust 29, delivered August So, and received
by bim two day after be returned from