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OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 12, 1P05-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPV THREE CENTS.
CAR FALLS TO STREET
Twelve Penonj Killed by an A widen t on
lew Turk Elevated Boad.
AT LEAST FORTY PERSONS ARE INJURED
Bodiee ef Many of the V.' " Are
Horribly Mangled. -
CHARGE SWITCHMAN WITH MAN! f 1HTER
He Iaiitta tiat He Eet Switchei ed for
by Eignala. c
WRECKED CAR IADS UPS!
While MrusKlluit Mrllmi - - At
tempting to l.rnvt Heavy Track
from Another fur Drop
NEW YORK, Sept. ll.-The death list of
today a accident on the Nintli avenue ele
. vaicii railroad, hn car crowd' d with
early morning workers on their way down
town, pitched headlong Into the street.
Mauds at twelve. Three men are In hos
pitals with fractured skulls (me of these,
who as yet remains unidentified at Roose
velt hospital, is unconscious and not ex
acted to live. More than two score of
lersr.n were Injured, many of them seri
ously. The cause of the accident and the Im
mediate responsibility remain to be seen.
The molorman of the wrecked train Is a
fugitive, while a switchman, conductor and
four guards are under arrest The switch
man Is charged with manslaughter and
the trainmen are held as witnesses. To
night Coroner Bcholer, who hHs under
taken the work of fixing the blame for the
wreck, announced that the switchman's
bond had been placed at S.n'Ki and those
cf the witnesses at lino each.
The accident, which Is the worst In the
history of the overhead railroads In New
York, came when a southbound train on
the Ninth avenue line was switched off
to the Sixth avenue line at the Fifty-third
atreet Junction. The motorman, expecting
a clear track on the direct line of the Ninth
avenue, or disregarding the warning sig
nal that the switch was oen. rushed his
rain along at a high rate of speed. The
Irst car swung around the right angle
urve. holding to the rails because of the
eight of the train behind. Then the strain
ecane too great. The couplings broke,
he second ear was whirled about al
nost end for end, and to the horror of
hose who looked on from below, pitched
nto the street.
The first indication people on the stde
alk had of the accident was a loud rum
llng along the overhead structure. Look
.ng up they aaw a shower of sparks, then
followed splinters and the sound of split
ting tlmbera. Suddenly the outer guard
rail of the railroad structure gave way. a
core of bodies wre hurled through apace
and with a deafening crash the car fell
to the street. For an Instant It stood fairly
n end. Then the sides gave way aa If
they were made of pasteboard, belching
tut a mass of humanity.
Treeac. Drnpa Into Jtrmllm Maea.
Thoae passengers who had not Jumped
Vom platforms and windows before the
jlunge came were thrown Into a mass la
he forward end of the car. As the Injured
lien and women were struggling to free
hemaelves. the heavy front trucks of the
bird car on ,the train fell almost In their
nldst aa the car Itself Jumped partly off
he elevated structure and was wedged
igalnst a building at the southeast corner
f Ninth avenue and Fifty-third street.
Huge crowds were soon on the acepe and
hr first work of the hastily summoned
tollce reserves was directed to clearing
t way for the effective rescue of the pas
engera pinned down hy the wreckage.
1 1 in est every ambulance In Manhattan was
ummoned and the Injured and dead were
nirrled away with all apeed.
Three alarms of fire brought many en
lnes to the arene. A slight fire caused
iy burning insulation was quickly extln
ruished and firemen aet to work chopping
ut the dead and injured. The task was
iot an easy one. for the heavy car In
ailing had almost oompletely burled pedea
ralna In its wreckage. At least one was
tilled outright In this way, while Follce
nan Henry Altkens, who was standing
irectly under the elevated structure, is
mong those most seriously Injured.
Eiaht persons were dead when taken out
f the wreck and four died later at hos
Ital. Mat of Dead and Injured.
Corrected list of the dead:
JACOB M. ANSPACII. a merchant and
lervber of the Newark, N. J , board of
HVFST P. PCMfflPt.F,. an electrician.
TKFonORK MORRIS, colored.
J'-HV -o. illUNK. -
POIoMsN NKI OASK employed by the
klut'iAl t'hemlcal rompunv.
'ORN'F.I.I I S M f'AHTHV, laborer.
Wll I I-V.M LEES an electrician.
J'XKKru OOOPFR. employed by Fire
lref Tenement House association
JOSEPH BAPH, a policeman.
FVM Oo.MIOVEN. died In Roosevelt
ALBERT WF.I1.BTFR. clerk, died in
l.ons ERKRI.E. clerk was married and
lad two children
Of the dead the most frightfully mutl
ated was James Cooper, whose head was
nmpletely severed from his body.
Ti e seriously injured are:
Henrv Altkens, policeman, fracture of
li s and dislocated leg.
William Mtitler. fractured arm and lace
Junes Gteer, leg crush. d
Mai tin Fttr.grraM, Internally Injured.
Patrick J. Gillian, left side crushed.
John Gcniel, srm fractured.
Budget McMrthon, Internal Injuries and
.nturie lo h.ad
John T M Kenna left shoulder dlslo-r-sted
and leg crushed.
William T. Nieliuhr skull fractured
Heiniitta OMerlm. arm fractured.
Fe mour Howe. t-kuil fractured.
Thomas Swan, arm Oactured
Fred W'Mev. both Mom f'acttired
I 'mdnt lied man. frac'iit'd skull, uncon
cl.ui at R 'oscvtlt hoRp'tal all) recover.
Before the great crowds collected hy the
nes of the wreck could le cleared away,
the police were compelled to use their
heavy nlk"ht sticks on a number of men
who were attempting to snatch Jewelry or
Mher valuables from the victims. The oT.
rers had no time to make arresut, conlent
ng themselves with drubbing the nils-.-leant
as heavily as they could.
Trainmen Are Arrested.
Coroner Svholer ordered the arrest of all
:ni Immediately concerned Search waa
it once made for the motorman. Paul Kelly,
h secured a position on the elevated
lines ux months ago. He came here from
Bt. I .tuna. Kelly could not be found and at
a late hour tonight was still mlsaing. al
though It tit said he had spent the after
noon at the house of a friend.
The switchman In the tower at Ninth
avenue and Fifty-third atreet, Cornelius A
Jackson, waa first arrested. Then Conduc
tor J. W. Johnson and Guards Htgglnson,
J. McDavttt, W. U Berry and B. Clark
(Continued ea Second Pm.j
ARRANGING FOR ARMISTICE
Russian and Japanese Plenipoten
tiaries Mill Meet Wednesday
ta Dlsrasa Terms.
OINPHT' PASS, Manchuria, Sept. 11.
Oeneral l.lnevltchs answer to Field Mar
shal Oyama's letter roqiiesting the arrange
ment of an armistice was dispatched today
by special messenger. In his answer the
Russian command'r-ln-chlef accepts the
proposals of the Japanese rommander-ln-chief.
which not only refer at considerable
length to the question of an armistice but
also to n' utral tones both on land and sea.
General Fiikushima and Oeneral Ovanov
sky, the respective plenipotentiaries, will
mret next Wednesday at Chakhodza. on the
railroad, as propused by Field Marshal
Oyama. The place Is midway between the
Japanese and Russian lines. At the meet
ing all the questions at Issue will be de
termined except that referring to the de
limitation of the neutral zones, which will
be left for the consideration of special
TOKIO, Sept. 114 p. m.-On September
9 the Japanese commander In northern
Corea dispatched the bearer of a flag of
truce to the Russian camp, but the Rus
sians refused to treat with the Japanese,
owing to the nonarrival of any notice that
an armistice had been declared.
There has been recent skirmishing in
Manchuria. On September 9 two companies
of Russian Infantry, with two guns, opened
an attack, but were outflanked by the
Japanese and fled In disorder, leaving forty
dead on the field. The Official Gazette pub
lishes a statement, based on medical evi
dence, of the use of dum-dum bullets by
the Russians In the battle of Vladlmoroff
trTid other engagements on the Island of
Sakhalin. It also publishes charges of the
Russian abuse of the Red Cross flag and
alleged cruelties of Japanese killed in
ST. FKTKHPBl'RO. Sept. 11. A dispatch
from Godzyadanl of September 8, only a
small portion of which was allowed to pass
the censor, says that on August 14 there
were 2i."i60 sick and wounded officers and
men In HI the military hospitals.
A dispatch from Toklo to the effect that
ships carrying contraband of war are not
subjert to seizure during the armistice Is
declared here 'to be Incorrect. It was ex
plained today that such vessels are subject
to previous existing conditions until the
exchange by telegraph between St. Peters
burg and Toklo of news of the ratification
of the peace treaty. The armistice will be
fully effective In all other directions.
RATE OF DISCOUNT ADVANCED
Imperial Bank of (ierniany Halsea
Price for Loans from Three to
Four Per t ent.
BERLIN, Sept. 11. The rate of discount
of the Imperial bank of Germany was
raised from 3 to 4 per cent today.
The controlling reason for raising the
rate waa the comparative weakness of the
bank's reserves owing to the heavy de
mands of Industry and trade and to specu
lation on the bourse.
In proposing the increase 'Ice President
Gallenkamp pointed out that the gold stock
of the bank had been steadily declining fur
some months, having been reduced about
21.eno.OOu since June 23, and that it waa now
at the lowest for thia year,
One member of the centrat committee re
ferring to the state of foreign exchange
aald that gold would be more likely to
come from London to Berlin than vice
versa, while on the other hand gold would
be likely to leave Germany for New York
in payment for cotton and for American
securities bought by Germana. This he
aald, was regarded as an additional reason
for advancing the rate.
While the discount rate in the open
market haa been tending strongly upward
for a week, banks are not inclined to look
up money in bills, and money on call haa
grown more abundant and eaaier.
It is expected that demands for money
at the end of the month will be unusually
KING' VISITS UNFORTUNATES
Italian Ruler Personally Wltnra
Illatreaa Following; the Earth
guakea la Xorthera Italy.
MONTELEONE, Calabria, Sept. ll.-Klng
Victor Emmanuel arrived here today to
visit the places stricken by the earthquake.
He waa received by Bignor Ferraris, the
minister of public works, and the popula
tion, which gave the emperor a demon
strative and grateful welcome. Bignor Fer
raris has previously visited the village of
Zammaro, which presented a terrible spec
tacle. All the houses have been destroyed
and the Inhabitants are In a condition of
During the railway trip front Trlparnl,
Signor Ferraris saw upon an elevation tho
ruins of a village completely dealroyed.
Tnparln shows the Immensity of the dis
aster. The western, walls of the buildings
have tumbled down and the population
were crying to be conducted to the minis
ter, who stood at the end of a great fissure
of earth where formerly existed a portion
of the place, now swallowed up.
At I'lscoplo troopa are burying bodies
and everywhere officer and soldiers are
sharing their rations with the population.
Signor Orlando, the proprietor of the ship
yard at Leghorn, has sent H.OuO for the
relief of the earthquake sufferers.
CHOLERA CASES IN PRUSSIA
Fifteen Cane, aad Ma Deaths Re
ported la l.aat Tweaty
BERLIN, Sept. 11. An official bulletin
Issued today says sixteen cholera case and
six deaths were reported from noon Sep
tember S to noon September 1, and fifteen
cases and six deaths from noon September
lft to noon today, making the totals 170
cases and fifty -eight deatha.
PROM BERG. Prussia. Sept. 11 Seven
new cases of cholera were reported today
In the six villages In this administrative
district. Two convicts have died of the
disease at Gnrcen. The totals lit thla di
trict, in which cholera has been more
numerous than In any other aectlon, are
only thltty-three cases and fifteen deaths.
M AR1 ENWEHDER, West Russia. Sept.
11 Six fresh cases of cholera have been
reported In five places In this district. Two
deaths have occurred.
Puhlleatlna of Treaty Delayed.
LONDON. 6ept. 11 -Further delay haa
occurred In thf publication of the text of
the Anglo-Japanese treaty. It waa decided
last week to Issue thia treaty thla after
noon or September 1J at the latest, but
the Associated Presa waa Informed al the
Foreign office today that probably aeveraj
daya will elapae before the text of the
treaty ia made public. No Intimation la
given regarding the cause of the delary.
The Impression prevails that it ia due to a
request of the Japaneaa, but fur what
raaaoD la not aiaiel
MIKADO STANDS BI TREATY
Emperor of Japan idyissi Cabioet Minii
teri to Remain at Their Feita.
SPEED SESSION OF PRIVY COUNCIL
ttaaa lleetlaa at Osaka Passes Reso
lutions Condemning: Peare Set
tlement aa nisarace to
TOKIO, Sept. 11. S p. nv In accordance
with established usage, the cabinet min
isters have presented an official statement
to the Mikado explaining the necessity of
Instituting martial law at the capital and
at the same time ticking the imperial Judg
ment as to whether they should remain In
office or retire. The emperor's reply, which
was made today, advlnes them to retain
their respective posts.
The special session of the privy council
today lasted for four hours. No bill was
presented, only a report from the cabinet
ministers. Premier Katsura making an ex
tended statement of the peace negotiations.
According to the constitution a treaty
with other powers must be submitted to the
council before ratification. It is unusual to
hold a special sitting for simply making a
report on diplomatic affairs before a treaty
assumes a form ready for ratification, and
the sitting today without a special bill was
Opposition political parties have appointed
an extensive committee to fully report on
sufferings alleged to have been caused by
the police during the recent rioting. The
progressives and their local branches con
tinue to press resolutions against the gov
ernment. The Shlba branch condemns the
government's assumption of the power to
suspend newspapers, declaring It to be
wholly unconstitutional. Quiet, however,
prevails in Toklo.
Peare Terras Condemned.
A mass meeting at Osaka passed the fol
lowing resolution without hindrance on the
part of the police:
The peace that has Just been concluded
between Russia and Japan forfeits the
fruits of victory and sows seeds of future
complications and danger. The government's
high-handed and unconstitutional measure
has resulted In unexpected disturbance to
the peace of the city in which the Mikado
resides. The empire's honor has been soiled
and the spirit of the constitution lost.
Never has our country lieen brought to
face greater danger. Therefore, be It
Resolved. That we hope that the humili
ating peace agreement will be broken and
the government will resign.
lirUeom Makes Report.
OYSTER BAY, U I.. Sent. 11. -A resume
of the conditions In Toklo is given in a
cablegram from Minister Grlscom to the
secretary of state which was transmitted
today to President Roosevelt. The full
TOKIO. Sept. 11 The violence to few
foreigners and the attacks on Christian
churches reported In my previous telegrams
should not be considered to indica'e any
general antl-forein or anti-Christian feel
ing. The former was quite incidental and
the latter due to sporadic antagonism to
the Russian church and some native Chris
tians. The mob offered to spare one Am
erican church If the minister could show an
American flag; unfortunately he could not.
Newspapers nave during many months
raised popular expectations so high that
intense dissatisfaction with the terms re
sulted. Sentiment among army, navy and
nobility is said to be more conservative.
Japan newspapers- have been suspended.
Martial law probablv will be continued for
some time thus insuring quiet. Meanwhile
the legation guard of twelve soldiers will
Knaalan Army Objeeta to Terms.
GODZYADINI. Manchuria. Sept. 9-The
peace terms became known here today.
The majority consider them offensive to
Russian honor and dignity. It Is not clear
at what station the railroad is to be turned
over to Japan, at Kwang Cheng Tse or
Chantu Fu. This question Is very Impor
tant. If the transfer occurs at Kwang
Cheng Tse, then Russia cedes to Japan
a hundred miles of yet unoccupied line and
likewise the only coal mines south of Har
bin. From Chan Tu Fu start all the trade
routes to the very rich Klrln province, and
should the road become the property of the
Japanese to Kwang Cheng Tse the com
plete possession of Chang Tu Fu would
place Klrln under Japanese domination.
Should the transfer occur Chan Tu Fu
or further south, Klrln rrovlnee which
has supported the Russian army for six
months would remain Russian, which
would be "artlcularly to the advantage of
Russia, because the southern portion of the
railroad has no outlet. This and many
other questions auch as the Russian's
right to maintain consular officers and
commercial agents at I.lao Yang, Mukden,
Port Arthur and Port Dalny, should. It Is
claimed here be settled before the armies
withdraw from their strategic positions. A
high officer declared today that It would
be impolitic to permit the Japanese to set
tle In Kwang Cheng Tse, for tn case of
another war they could reach Harbin in
fifty hours, occupy Klrln and cut Russia
off from the Amur regions.
It was announred by the Associated Press
from Portsmouth. N H . August 30. that
the formal recognition of Japan'a posses
sion of the Chinese Eastern railroad be
tween New Chwang and Cheng Tse, In
volves the payment by Russia to China
of a sum estimated at J75.OHO.fioo. This Is
the Chinese Interest In the road and for
It China must be remunerated.
The question of the ultimate possession of
the road Is a matter to lie settled between
Japan and China. Japar) ran keep the
road, surrender it to China, demanding In
return the money paid by Russia to China.
If It electa the latter course, Japan will
therefore obtain as an Indirect "'spoil of
war." from Russia the llb,,m In addition
to reimbursement for the coat of main
taining the Russian prisoners of war.
Kamara Ma Better.
NEW YORK. Sept. 11. -The departure of
the Japanese peace commission for Japan,
which has been set for Thursday, may be I
delayed by the Illness of Baron Komura,
who is confined to his apartments at the
The baron's conditions since Saturday has
caused some anxiety and a recurrence of
high temperature and a fever today resulted
In a call for a consultation of physicians,
which will be held at 4 o'clock.
Dr. William B. Prllchard said that aa
an Intestinal congestion had manifested
Itself, and the gall bladder being affected,
the consultation waa to determine whether
the gall bladder was obstructed. Dr.
George E. Brewster haa been called to con
sult with Dr. Prttchard. The latter aald:
'Possrhly after the consultation we can
tell whether the barons departure will
have to be delayed."
Tonight at the Waldorf-Aatorla. follow
ing the consultation of physicians, it was
said that it is still undetermined aa to
whether or not Baron Komura will be able
to aet out on his Journey to Japan next
Dlaaer far M. Wlltt,
NEW YORK. Sept. ll.-M. Witte waa the
gueat rf honor at a farewell dinner given
by Melville E. Stone at the Lotus club to
night Invited to meet him and Baron de
Mr. Brisban. New York Journal; Bjr
(Continued oa Second Fa.J
FEVER DEATH RATE IS LOW
nil In Proa res
la Flahtlna Disease
f Teal oa Part
Dae to I. os
NEW ORLEANS. Sept. 11 -Report of
vellow fever situation to 6 p m.:
New cases 35
Total rases to date 2.
I'caths lotlav None
Total deaths' to date 31 ?
New foci , IS
Cases under treatment
Cas-s discharged 1.711
The fact that the general mass of the
people are not working with the same real
that marked the earlier stages of the fight
Is given by the authorities as one of the
reasons why yellow fever here Is not de
clining steadily as It was a couple of weeks
ago The death rate continues to be ex
ceedingly low because the fever Is now
only occasionally found among the Italians
of the city, but there are more new cases
reported dally than the Marine hospital au
thorities expected would be the case at this
time. Over-confidence Is responsible for the
check in the excellent progress heretofore
The situation at Tallulah and Iake Provi
dence is now causing the State Board of
Health more concern than anywhere else in
the state. The fact that Dr. Tlchenor has
asked to be withdrawn from the former
place has brought to light the demoralized
condition of affairs that prevails there. The
town is of less than l.Ow population, but
the fever Is generally distributed over It In
a virulent type and there Is not sufficient
scientific help to handle all who are 111.
JACKSON, Miss., tiept. 11. The Missis
sippi yellow fever summary for the past
twenty-four hours, eliding at I o'clock to
night, is aa follows: j
Gulf port, three new cases; Mississippi
City, two new cases.
No new cases reported at Virksburg,
Natchez. Pearllngton, Handsboro or Shar
key county. No deaths occurred In the
FHNSACOLA. Fla., Sept. 11. Nine new
cases and one death Is the yellow fever rec
ord for Pensacola today, concluding at 6
p. m. Suspicious or doubtful cases number
about twelve. The death waa that of A.
Wolfburg, vice consul of Norway, who
died today after a brief Illness. He was
taken 111 five days since and did not call a
physician, the case being located by In
spectors. A post-mortem examination re
vealed the fact that he had died of yellow
fever of the most malignant type.
GIRL'S LEG BROKEN BY FALL
She and Companion Attenpt to
Escape from Home of the
Clara Griffen, a 14-year-old girl from
western Nebraska, who has been an in
mate of the Home of the Good Shepherd
for about three weeks, tn company with
Mable Hodgsklns. who was sent there from
South Dakota tried to escape by means of
a third story window about 11:30 o'clock
last night. Mabel Hodgaklns Is now con-
filled to the Institution!
broken just above the I
wlth her right leg
knee and la suffer-
ing 'rom other Injuries!
Is suffering from morel
whie Miss Griffen
or less serious In
According to the stbry of the Griffen
girl, who made her escape through the win
dow, after which she walked to the county
hospital, a distance of ubout five blocks
and reported her companion's injury, the
two girls attempted to free themselves
from the Institution by getting out of the
high window. She states that the two had
planned the escape for several days, but
an opportune time had never presented it
Belf until last night when some of the
sisters at the institution were away. The
Griffen girl, after going to the County hos
pital told of the escapade and aald that her
companion was lying where she had fallen
suffering greatly from a fracture of the
right leg. The police station was notified
and the patrol wagon went to the place
taking Surgeons Lungdon and Cox.
NEGRO PUPILS ARE EXCLUDED
Friction Over Enforcement of Law
separating; Rarri la Schools
at Kansas t lly, Kan.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. ll.-Negro
pupils were refused admission to the white
high Hthool at Kansas City, Kas., and the
ward school at Bonner Springs, Kas., ten
miles distant, today. In both cases the
negroes withdrew quietly and there was
no show of a clash. In Kansas City, Kas.,
it is said the negroes will test the case
In the courts.
The Kansas legislature last winter passed
an act separating the races In the Kansas
City school, a direct result of agitation fol
lowing the murder of a white boy by a
negro pupil. Bonds were voted to build
a school for the negroes, and pending the
erection of the strueturo Uie hoard of edu
cation planned to have two sessions daily
at the white school, that in the morning
for the white children and the session in
the afternoon for the negroes. The negroes
objected, preferring to sit with the whites.
At Bonner Springs, the school board ar
ranged separate rooms for the whites and
the negroes, but to this the negroes ob
Jectnd, protesting that they should occupy
rooms simultaneously with the white child
ren. At Bonner Springs the negro children
were accompanied tw school by their par
ents. BLAMES RAILROAD COMPANY
Norfolk Coroner's Juries place He
aponsiblllty for Fatal Acci
dent at a Rridae.
NORFOLK, Va.. Sept. 11. Juries of In
quest from Norfolk City and Norfolk
county, which Investigated the wreck of the
Klnston-Greenville excursion train on the
Atlantic Coast Line railway, which went
through an on draw over the western
branch of the Elizabeth river, near Ilruces
Station, August 17, when seventeen per
sons lost their lives and fifty or more were
Injured, today returned a .verdict holding
the railroad company responsible because
of Its alleged negligence In trustins the
train tn Engineer Reig, who Is aald to have
been unfamiliar with that division of the
MISS MONEY WILL BE SPONSOR
Oraaddaashter of Keillor Will
Chrlatea the Battleship
BIRMINGHAM. Ala, Sept. 11. -A special
to the Newa from Jackson. Miss., saya that
Governor Vardaman, having been advised
by the navy department that the battleship
Mississippi will be ready for launching at
Cramp's shipyards. Philadelphia, Septem
ber S, haa appointed United States Sena
tor H. D. Money to take hia place aa repre
sentative of the state, and Mlsa Mabel
Money, granddaughter of Senator Money,
aa sponsor. Governor Vardaman will ba
unable to attend because of pressing busi
ness dutiea at horn a
LYNCH ORDERS WALNUT
Job Frintere Will Strike Unlest Eight
Hoar CcntracU Are Signed at Once.
INDIANAPOLIS MlN QUIT WORK
Hundred and Fifty Men at Honaler
Capital Affected by lerr Rnllng
Bloomlnc ton. III., Men
INDIANAPOLIS, Intl.. Sept. 11. -The In
ternational Typographical committee and
the committee from the Typothetae of this
city failed to agree to an eight-hour day,
to commence January 1, at a conference
late today. The local Typographical union
haa ordered all their members In this city
to strike at once In every shop In which
the eight-hour day Is not In effect.
One hundred and fifty men are Involved
here. President James M. Lynch, president
of the International Typographical union,
I have Instructed unions In their respect
ive cities to demand a contract Immedi
ately for an eight-hour da, to commence
January 1. If the demand is refused they
have been Instructed to strike at once.
BLOOM1NUTON, 111. Sept. 11 Job
printers today struck for an eight-hour
day In all but two shops In Bloomlngton.
These two shops signed an agreement.
CHARGES MADE AGAINST KLOPP
Protest Filed hy Printers Over Em
ployment of Nonunion
An overture to the threatened fight be
tween the local Typothetae and the Job
printers over the eight-hour day and open
shop propositions was played Monday
morning when President K. 8. Fisher ami
the executive committee of the Typograph
ical union waited upon the Typothetae and
filed charges that the Klopp & Bart'.ett
Co. is violating the agreement which ex
pires October S. This firm Is accused
of having nonunion printers in Its serv
ice. Several men, It Is alleged, who do
not belong to the union are working
In the establishment, although the agree
ment specifically provides to the contrary.
The men In Issue have filed application for
admission to the union, but the latter
claims undue delay to completing the trans
action. The matter was taken under ad
visement by. the Typothetae.
"Not guilty." said A. T. Klopp when
questioned. "In accordance with the terms
of the agreement I shall ask for a settle
ment by arbitration by a Joint board from
the union and the Typothetae. I have not
violated the contract and do not propose
to have the question settled by the union.
This move may or not be for the purpose
of precipitating the strike In Omaha before
October 5. Anyway it comes, however,
the employers are prepared for a finish
The Klopp & Bartlett Co., according to
Mr. Klopp himself, has been among the
most active members of the Typothetae
In arranging to resist the demands of the
union. One of the master printers declared
that the day after a walk-out of the
printers would aee this ahop and most
of the other, big ones of the city running
at almost full capacity.
Later in the day the Typothetae held a
meeting and decided to reply to the com
plaint of the printers to the effect that
the Klopp & Bartlett company had denied
the charges and that the Typothetae would
not take further action without the sub
mission oT additional Information. No ref
erence will be made to arbitration in the
CONFESSES TO OLD MURDER
flvarlea llersltc aya He Committed
Crime for Which Tramp
MINOT. N. D.. Sept. 11. "When my life
less body Is found notify my mother. Mrs.
Catherine Herzig of Glrard, O. See the en
closed letter, which will reveal my Identity
and the awful secret of my wretched life.
I can endure It no longer."
The foregoing note was found hy Frank
Byer, who lives on a claim near Hidden
Wood, this county. It Was written by one
of his harvest hands, called Frank, who has
In the letter the writer, who signs him
self Charles Herzig, says:
Dear Mr. Byer: In the early "70s Charles
Sterling, a supposed tramp, was tried for
the murder of Lizzie Gronibacker. a beauti
ful young woman residing near Youngs
town, In Mahoning county, O. He was con
victed on circumstantial evidence and was
hanged for the crime In the county Jail nt
Charles Sterling was an Innocent man 1
am guilty of the murder of that vonnir elrl.
Byer and his neighbors have made a
search without success for the body of
YOCNGSTOWN. O., Sept 11. -Nothing
could be learned of the Herzig family, sup
posed to live near Glrard. The murder of
Lizzie Oromhacher occurred In 174 and
Charles Sterling, a tramp, was hanged for
it in 1S77 after two trials. Sterling main
tained his Innocence to the end.
BUILDING TRADES MEETING
Eighth Annual Convention of Council
la Sow In fteaslon at
DENVER. Sept. 11 -The. eighth annunl
convention of the International Building
Trades Council met here today with about
ino delegates In attendance. The eight-hour
workday and important questions In Juris
diction are to he considered.
Secretary H. W. Stelnhlss of St. Lo lis,
in the official call for the convention, said:
"Never before In the history of the labor
movement has there been more cause for
united action of unlnna composing the
building industry than today, when the
National Citizens' Alliance and Employers'
association are using every means at their
command to divide the building trades and
disrupt organizations of labor."
WILL TURN INSANE LOOSE
superintendent of Mate Hospital at
Ut. Joseph Demands Settlement
8T. JOSEPH. Mo , Sept. 11. -Dr. C. R.
Woodson, superintendent of the vtate In
sane hospital, who. together with other
officers waa charged in a suit filed last
week with using county funds for atate
purposes and with charging the county ex
cessive rates for the support of patients,
today demanded the Immediate payment of
tiila rounty'a hospital bill. I'nlrsa the bill,
which waa due July 1 and amounts to
Is paid by 11 o'clock Tuesday morning. Dr.
Woodson declarea he will turn the JoO
Boc han'.n county indigent Insane out of the
hospital. The county court has oel&yed
payment becauae ut aLortage of Cj.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair and Cooler Tnesday. Wednes
day Fair, Ktrrpl ahowera In West
Temperature at timnha Vesterdnji
llnnr. Dea. Ilonr. Pea.
ft a. m ft I t p. m S2
fla. m i.l 2 p. in s:l
? a. m ti'2 a p. m 4
Ma. m ti.1 4 p. ni t
a. m ..... . m n, (. ni i
1 a. m T4 p. m Hi
l a. m 7 T p. ni Tit
12 m sill M p. m
II p. m 7A
ENGINEERS AT OYSTER BAY
Members of Panama t anal I nnanltlna
Hoard Take I.nnrheon with
OYSTER BAY. Sept. 11 -Members of the
board of consulting engineers of the Pan
ama canal took luncheon with President
Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill today. Canal
matters were discussed, it being largely for
this purpose that the lunchron was given.
The president received the memliers of
the board In the handsome new trophy
room, the presentations being made by Gen
eral Davis. Inning the luncheon, whl'h
followed Immediately and at which Dr. Al
bert Shaw, editor of the Review of Re
views, uiid John Barrett, 1'nltcd States
minister to Colombia, were also guests,
the discussion of canal matters was gen
eral, but Informal. At the conclusion of
the luncheon the president made a brief
but formal statement to the board, In which
he outlined definitely the policy to be fol
lowed In the canal construction. That
statement was not made public, It being
deemed desirable that for the present It be
for the Information of the mrmliera of the
The engineers remained In Informal con
ference with the president until 3 o'clock,
when they returned to the Sylph, which
Immediately sailed for New York. Th
board, leaving New York tonight, will ar
rive In Washington tomorrow and will re
sume Its session there.
The call of Dr. Shaw and Minister Bar
rett was largely personal. The latter will
remain In this country until October In
order that he may confer with Secretary
Root and Minister Cortez of Colombia, who
Is now In Ixindon, before returning to his
"PERRY" DAY AT NEWPORT
Most Important Event of "Old Home
Week la Sow RelnaT
NEWPORT, R I . Sept. 11. -Perry day,
the most Important day In "Old Homo
Week" In this city, and named In honor of
Rhode Island's great naval hero, Com
modore Perry, waa observed today.
The statue of Terry was handsomely
decorated, as was also the old stone mill.
The principal event of the day was a naval
parade of sailors and marines from the
vessels of the coast squadron of the North
Atlantic fleet and apprentice seamen from
the naval training station.
Tonight both -city and harlior were brll-
I llantly Illuminated. The flagship Texas and
the monitors Nevada, Florida and Arkansas
were outlined In electricity. The most
spectacular feature of the marine itlumlna
tlort, however, was tlie playing of the
settrchllghts. from all the warships upon
the "American flagships on the signal mast
of the vessels'. There was also a beautiful
electrical display at the torpedo station.
The statues of the two Commodore Perrys
were outlined with small liKhts. Five
arches formed a miniature fairyland with
their glowing lights, and a magnificent
electrical display fwas seen on thames in
the form of the old stone mill.
MOROCCAN TRIBES FIGHTING
Raiaoall'a Followers Are Contesting
with Rival Force Not Far
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11. -The following
cablegram has been received at the State
department from American Minister Gutn
m re, dated at Tangier today:
Tho tribes are fighting In the Immediate
neighborhood of Tangier. the Anghera
against Itaisoull s tribe. The government
is undecided in Its position and the situa
tion is entirely uncomfortable. A Joint
protest is being made by the diplomatic
corps to the minister for foreign affairs.
Have lieen Informed that the mountains
are unsafe and am returning to Tangier
It appears that Mr. Gummere had leased
the beautiful residenr formerly occupied
by Ion Perdlcardis, which was the scene of
his kidnapping by Rfilsoull and la situated
some distance In the country, i
WILL HELP IN PACKERS' CASES
Renjnmln A. Dnvla, Attorney and
Ranchman of Texas, Will Assist
In the Proaernllon.
CHICAGO, Sept. 11 Benjamin A. Davis,
an attorney and ranchman of Texas, has
been appointed special counl for the gov
ernment In the packets' cases by ordT of
Attorney General Moody. The order of
appointment reached the ofllre of District
Attorney C.' B. Morrison today AHortity
Davis took the oath if office Immediately.
His official duties during the beef case
trials will be that of special assistant
l'nlted States district attorney. The ap
pointment was made by the attorney gen
eral upon the recommendation of District
Attorney Morrison and Assistant General
Oliver E. Pagln.
IOWA MAN DIES SUDDENLY
Taken 111 on street Car and Ezplrea
la AmUolanre Enroate to
BOSTON, Mass . 8'-pt. 11. (Special Tele
gram I Taken suddenly III this afternoon
on an inward bound car of the Jamaica
I Plain trolley line. Chief of police William
(J. Whltniore. aged B5 years, tif Osceola,
j Ia., was placed In an ambulance and hur
ried to the relief station but died en route.
The cause of death Is supposed to he heart
failure. Whit more was In Boston on busi
ness and waa staying at the home of his
nephew. George P. Whltniore, who lives
In West Newton.
Movements of Oeeaa Vessel Sept. 11.
. At New York Arrived: Numidlan. from
Glasgow; Minnetonka. from London;
Kroiinland. from Antwerp; Nekar. from
Bremen: Noordam, from Rotterdam.
At Palermo Sailed : litonia, for New
At Hamburg Arrived: Hamburg, from
At Dover Arrived: Finland, from New
At Boulogne Sailed : Graf W aldersee. or
New York: btautenriam, for New York.
At Bremen Arrived: Grosser Kurfurst.
from New York.
At Cherbourg Arrived: Kaiser Wilhelm
der Gross-, from New -York. Sailed: Fted
erlrh der Grosse, for New York.
At Moville Arrived : Astoria, from New
At London Arrived: Minneapolis, froni
At Qurenatown Arrived: C'aranlo, from
BUMPER CORN CROP
King of Cereal Mae VaenifireDt 8hoi
iiig in Monthly Crop Report.
INCREASE OF HALF TER CENT FOR MONTH
Condition 0er Eifht Fer Cent Higher
Than Average for Ten Yean.
NEBRASKA'S STANDING IS NINETY-FIVE
Indi ana is Fint with 69 Fer Cent and
Missouri Second with 08.
OATS CROP FAR ABOVE NORMAL
Condition la IMI..T I'rr Cent Atialnat
Ten-lenr Average of T5.7 prlng
Wheat sil Per teat Above
Same Dnte Last tear.
WASHINGTON, bept. 11 The depart
ment of agriculture at noon today Issue I
the following crop bulletin:
The crop estimating board of the bureau
of statistics of the department of agil
tultuie rinds, from the reports of the cor
respondents and agents of the huteau. as
The condition of corn on September 1
was S9 5, as compared with 8i'.0 last month,
M.ti on September 1. 8U1 at the corre
sponding date in lSm;i, and a ten-year aver
age of SI. 7.
The following table shows for each of
the Btates having l.OtO.ftiO acres or upward
In corn the condition on September 1. with
the ten-year September averages:
Sept 1, Ten-year
State. lHoci. average.,
Illinois !i (..
Iowa ti M
Nebraska T 95 T7
Kansas Mi 70
Texas 79 74
Missouri !N SI
India ua fly 77
Georgia M ss
Tennessee M SI
Kentucky , 9" su
Alabama M Kl
North Carolina M V
A'1" M 7
i. 97 VX
Soutu ( arolina 74 M
Indian Territory i fH
South Dakota 91 SJ
Minnesota 9" 87
Wisconsin 91 s7
Pennsylvania W S7
Ijouistana 71 S4
Michigan tw S4
L'nlted States Mt.5 81.7
Condition of AprlnaT Wheat.
The average condition of spring wheat
when harvested was i7.3. This Is the vecond
year that spring wheat has been sepurately
reported upon on September 1; comparison
can, therefore, only be made with the con
dition one month ago which waa h.2 and
with that reported September 1, lo4, which
was 66.2. The condition of the five principal
states is reported aa follows:
Minnesota, ki'. North Dakota, 94; Soiih Da
kota, JO, Iowa, 91 and Washington, 4f.
Oiita Far Above Averagji'
The average condition of tin vOat crop
when harvested was 93 agalns" u.8 last
month, hii.S reported September! 1, 1!1. 75.7
at ihu corresponding date lit 9a and a ten
year average of si. 4. The following table
shows for each of the nine principal oat
states the condition when harvested, as
reported on September 1 with the ton-year
New Vork HI
liiited States 911.3
The average condition of barley when
harvested was 87.H against 89.5 on August 1,
Ifui, 84.7 reported September '1, llin, ;.l at
the coricspoiullng dale in 19o3 and a ten
year average of 83.4.
The average condition of rye when har
vested was 9U.S against 86.9 reported Sep-
I teniber 1, 1301, 84.1 reported September L
I l'.i3 and a ten-year average of Si. 8.
The average condition of buckwheat on
, September 1 was 91.8, against 92. one year
I ago, 91.6 on September 1, 19f4, 91.0 at tho
I corresponding date in 19o3 and a ten-year
average of 8s 0.
The average condition of flax on Sep
j tembt r 1 was 94. as compared with 96.7
one montn ago ana &o.s on September 1,
The average condition of tobacco On Sep
tember 1 was 85.1, against 84.1 one month
ago, 83 7 on September 1. IMH, 83.4 at the
conesponditiR dale In 1903 and a five-year
averaee of M.3.
The average condition of potatoes on
September 1 wai ko.9, against 87.2 one
month ai;o. 91.0 on September 1, irM, M 3
at the corresponding date In 19o3 and a
ten-year average of 80.il.
The average condition of rice on Septem
ber 1 was 9.1', against 92 9 one month ago,
89.7 on September 1, 19ol, and 93.6 at til a
corresponding date In 19Hi.
Deerenae In Clover' Aereaae.
Of the thirteen principal clover ated pro
ducing Btates, one, namely, Illinois, re
ports an increased acreage; four, namely,
Ohio, I'tah. California and Colorado, report
no change In acreage, and all the other
principal states report decreases. In Ohio
and I'tah conditions are reported the same
as their ten-year averages, while In all
other principal si ilea conditions are about
the usual average.
The number of stock hogs now being fat
tened is 6 per cent less than the number
one year ago. Reports aa to size and
weight of M'xk hogs Indicate a condition
of 9. 2, compared with 94 2 one year
ugo, and a seven-) car average of 94.7.
WILL FIGHT ARCANUM RATES
Boston Lodges Preparing- to Enjoin,
Superme Council from 1'uttlnic Mew
schedule lato Effect.
BOSTON. Sept. 11 At a meeting held
here today by a special committee cf
fifteen, representing the Royal Arcanum
lodges of Boston and vicinity, the senti
ment was unanimously lit favor of making
an organized resistance to the action of
the Put-In-Hay convention In regard to the
new rates of assessments. The commit tea
la of the opinion that the decision of tha
convention was reached without the broad
discussion the question demanded.
No final plan of action was decided upon
by the commit tee. but It was suggested
that the courts be resorted to to enjoin
the supreme council from carrying tha ln
creused rales Into tffect.
The tsitnmittee, however, decided to seek
the co-operation of similar Committees from
the several Jurisdictions In aome method
of court procedure. A subcommittee waa
appointed to attend a conference la f"w
York within tha next f--v 4a a.
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