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AFFAIRS OF MUTUAL
Kw Yark Committee rrobmg Fiianoial
Mathodi of Intranet Compaij.
TREASURER DtFfNDS SYNDICATES
8aji They Are Legitimate Channel for
Securing InTeitnentt at Cott.
CmCERS LARGE PERSONAL PROFIT
Vr. Cromwell 8aje Ee Made $230,561 in
f It Yean froai Theie Transaction.
RELATIONS WITH TRUST COMPANIES
tH Deposit Made with Subsidiary
"trporutloa la Hrlara for I a
of Banking Fucllltlr on
NEW YORK. Sept. IX A vigorous de
fense of syndicates and their operations
In connection with the Insurance business
and a (rank siatemenf of personal proflta
gained through their operatlona made by
Frederick Cromwell, treasurer of the Mu
tual Life Insurance company, waa the fea
ture uf today's session of the special legis
lative committee appointed to probe meth
ods of l:fe Insurance companies In this
atate. The defense of the syndicate was
made by Mr. Cromwell soon after he waa
called In the morning. Before he waa
asked a question, lie beggrd leave to say
a few words and on being directed to pro
The law of combination which affects
finance, u everything else, has made sn
dicHtes neces.Hjy. When 1 became treas
urer of the Mutual Life Insurance company
the total assets of our company were $190,
(l.oW. The transactions In my department
aie now over iIio.cmj.uu) er annum. When
our receipts were less twenty years ago.
It was quite possible fur us (o buy from
bond dealers and pay the succesxlve profits,
but now It Is absolutely Impossible to buy
advantageously large blocks of securities,
except as they are floated by these com
binations of capital, popularly called syn
dicates, and to have to go Into them to
get our Investments and get them In suf
ficient sire and at "ground floor" prices.
We could not make our Investments with
out syndicates and we are partners In
every syndicate Into which we go I want
to say further that unless we went Into
these syndicates we would not be able to
Invest our funds except by buying In small
quantities and paying the successive profits
I ask you. Mr. Hughes, and the com
mittee to consider that we have now over
4fAonn.rprt of assets and while we have over
llrYi fKO.fmO Invested in bonds and mort
gages, we are constantly under the neces
sity of finding additional Investments for
our large accumulations of funds. This Is
the condition. It Is no theory. It Is a con
dition which we meet and the exhibits are
here which show how we have to employ
It Our Investments are such that when
Mr. Tappan. I suppose about the most
widely known and honored bank president
In his day In New York, died he left It as
a condition that his trustees should ftave
one privilege and that was to Invest the
same In securities as those of the Mutual
Life Insurance company. That Is the way
we Invested our money, but we could not
make the transactions of ll.nno.ono a year
In the securities bought by this company
without using syndicates.
Treasurer's Peraonal Profits.
The .acknowledgment of personal profits
was made In a tabulated statement, which
was presented ' (o the committee after re-
cess. It showed that Mr. Cromwell had a
personal profit of $2),2fil from syndicates
during the Isiet five years, which he In
dividually and the Mutual Life Insurance
company participated In. '
Mr. Hughes, chief counsel for the com
mittee, took up each Item of the syndicate
transactlona In order to ascertain the man
ner in which these profits were obtained.
An interesting point was brought out
when probing a transaction in Pennsyl
vania, railroad 3V, convertibles. In which
Mr. Cromwell made no personal profit, the
witness stated: "Of course we are greatly
Interested In the Pennsylvania railroad. I
might say we are the heaviest stockhold
ers." Answering Mr. Hughes Mr. Cromwell said
the holdings of the Mutual Life In the
Pennsylvania railroad were I5.onn.0no par.
Among these tranaactlons the connection of
trust companies with the Mutual Life waa
brought out when It was stated that the
1,,00q subscription to a Japanese loan
was Shared by the Vnlted States Mortgage
end Trust company and the Guarantee
Trust company. In explaining this Mr.
Cromwell e.ild: "We gave these opportuni
ty to the trust companies In which me
held large Interests for good reasons. As I
explained this morning we as an Insurance
company needed lnrge banking facilities for
large Interests It goes without saying
that It Is better for us to use our own com
panies than give to Institutions with which
we have nn connection the handling of our
largo Investments. , Foe thla reason we put
men into the directorate of these sub
sidiary companies to look after the Inter
ests of the Mutual. They are not there for
the profit of the Interest on'the pVtry lot)
hares they have to hold, but to protect
the Mutual. It Is natural we should wish
to put In as directors of these companies
the tame men as are on the board of the
"I have ino shares In those companies as
a director, but I have never made any
secret of It
Pr.te t Policy Holders.
"The reeult of our connection with these
companies Is that In fourteen years we
have made through them a profit of $14, -vo.ono
for the policy holders. If we had not
these Institutions we should have to turn
the Mutual Life Insuranoe company Into
a banking Institution as well as a life In
surance company. This we could not do.
"This being the state of the case. It Is
natural e should help these subsidiary
Institutions to make money and should
throw opportunities In their way. The men
we put In them are not there for their own
profit. They never get a dollar out of the
Mutual unfairly, and every cent they make
through these trust companies and banks
for the Mutual Is for the policy holders and
the policy holders alone."
Just before closing the Inquiry for the
day. Mr. Hughes said:
"We had some tslk this morning la con
nection with another Insurance company
bout Joint accounts. Have you any of
"No, sir, we have not and never had,"
replied Mr. Cromwell. "We have no partner
In our Investments, that la, any Invest
ments we make are made by the Mutual
LlfS and what Is done for the Mutual Life
la done for the policy holders."
Questioned further on this line, Mr.
Cromwell excepted the syndicate transac
tions. "Have you any non-ledger assets?"
queried Mr. Huaheat
"We have two. one for CI. 000 and the
other for ). We have a memorandum of
th&m with the finance committee, but they
are not counted as assets a There are soma
hares that have no face value at present,
and we are holding them for any result
that may accrue."
Mr. Cromnell said the Mutual had never
iCoalloutnl wa StcuuJ Page.)
ST. LOUIS PRINTERS STRIKE
Mae Hundred Mea Employed la Job
Offices Will ot Resume - ,
8T. LOUI3, Pept. 13. After a session last
ing several hours, the St Louis Typothetae
tonight unanimously voted against the
eight-hour proposition, thus bringing to a
crisis the controversy between the employ
ers and the local job pointers. Following
this action the executive committee of
Typographical union No. 8 began calling
out Its qiembers and It Is expected that It
will be general tomorrow. The total, num
prtnters involved Is estimated at
r KA. Kan., Sept. IS. The Typo
f ?al union members will strike In
offices In the city at 7 o'clock to
m morning unless a contract fur an
" lour day Is agreed to by the em
j I before that time. The employers,
the meeting, again refused to make
jntract, so the men will refuse to
work In the morning Seven offices
16 men will be affected.
V HAVEN. Conn.. Sept. U.-The first
of printers In this city, under the
move of the Typographical union for an
eight-hour day schedule, occurred today
when the men employed In the composing
department at the printing shop of C. O.
Whaplea A Co. walked out, the firm bar
ing refused to sign the contract demanded.
CHICAGO. Sept. IS. A general strike of
printers In Chicago, which will be part of
a similar movement throughout the coun
try will be called tomorrow against all
book and Job printing firms that refuse to
sign the union agreement providing for an
eight-hour day. Three hundred Chicago
concerns, employing 2.000 printers will be
asked to grant the union demand. A
strike Is on at present against nineteen of
the thirty-seven firms belonging to the
Chicago Typothetae and , it Involves 450
members of the union. All the remaining
firms have agreed to either Install the
eight-hour day January 1 next or have
promised to hold aloof from the fight be
ing waged between the union and the
SIXTY PASSENGERS INJURED
Trailer at Plltabnrst Overturns When
the Brakes Pall to Work
PITT8BURO, Sept. 13.-Slxty passengers
were injured, nine seriously by the over
turning of a trailer attached to a traction
car on the Homestead division of the Penn
sylvania Railway company near the Qlen
wood bridge early today.
The most seriously hurt were taken to
the Homeopathic hospital, where they will
be compelled to remain for some time.
The others were able to proceed to their
homes after having their Injuries dressed.
The accident was caused by the failure
of the brakes to work properly.
The trailer was crowded to Its fullest
capacity, many of the passengers being
workmen on their way to the various
plants In the vicinity. There Is a steep
grade from the Olenwood bridge to Hays
Junction, where cars branch off for sur
rounding points, and great caution Is used
by motormen. The brakes refused to act
properly today, however, and tie cars de
scended the grade with unusual speed. At
Hays Junction there Is a sharp curve. The
first car managed to round the curve, but
the trailer, 'carrying sixty passengers, was
thrown from the track on its aide. A
scene of almost indescribable confusion
followed as the upset trailer waa dragged
for a considerable distance before the
motor car could be stopped. Every one
of the sixty passengers was bruised and
Injured and It waa first reported that four
had been killed. Word was Immediately
sent to the Olenwood car barns. A spe
cial car was dispatched to the scene and
all the Injured removed to the barns, where
they received medical attention and the
seriously Injured were taken to the hospi
tals. It is expected that all of the Injured
will ultimately recover.
FRENCHMAN IN DISGRACE
Rrealdent Roosevelt Resents I'ntruth.
fal Representation of Correpond
ent of a Parisian Newspaper.
OYSTER BAT. L. I., Sept. 11. President
Roosevelt has denounced as a fabrication
and wholly without foundation In truth the
report of an Interview with him regarding
the terms of peace between Russia and
Japan published today In the Petit Parisian
of Paris and cabled to America and pub
lished here this morning.
As soon as the purported Interview waa
called to his attention the president directed
Secretary Loeb to send to the correspondent
of the Petit Parlslen, who was received at
Sagamore Hill, the following telegram:
OYSTER BAY, Sept. IS, 1K. Gaston
Richard. Hotel Lafayette, New York, N. Y. :
The president directs me to say to you that
the alleged interview with him published
In this morning's papers Is not only an ab
solute fabrication wholly without basis of
truth, but that your conduct In obtaining
permission to se him under false pretenses
Is thoroughly dishonorable. When you
came to see the president you Informed him
thai you were the grandson of Marshal
Augereau: that you had been at the hattle
of Mukden with the Russian army and with
the Japanese army afterward: that you un
derstood thoroughly that you could have
no Interview of any kind and that you sim
ply wished to pay a respect to him. 1'nder
these circumstances the president received
you snd listened to your account of your
experlencea with the Japanese and Russians
and spoke to you also of the deeds of Mar
shal Augereau and of Napoleon's other
generals. The president had no conversa
tion with you about the terms of peace and
your account of your alleged interview with
him Is a fabrication from beginning to end
without any foundation In faet; and both
your untruihfulnese and your obtaining
pernt-' - o see him iler false pretenses
the president eonsld-rs highly dishonorable.
i.IAM LOEh. Jk., Becretary.
NEW YORK. Sept. 13. Gaston Richard,
correspondent of the Petit Parlslen, sailed
for Europe yesterday.
FREIGHT MEN MAY NOT STRIKE
Attltade of Employers Mora Concil
iatory anal Threatened Walkoat
May Be Averted.
CHICAGO. Sept. 13. -The relations be
tween the railroad companies and their
union freight handlers, who are demand
ing an Increase of 10 per cent in wages,
assumed a more conciliatory aspect today,
and the indications tonight are that the
threatened atrike will be averted. Although
refusing to treat directly with the Frelxht
Handlers' union, the railroads have agreed
to meet the employes as individuals, and
arrangementa have been made by the union
to have a committee from each of the
freight houses meet the officials tomorrow
In an effort to make some sort of an
The general managers of the railroads,
It was said tonight, would at tomorrow's
meeting agree to sign a working agree
ment similar to that which expired last
June, but would refuse to recognise the
union or agree to any Increase In the wage
scale. Heretofore the roads have been un
willing -w reoecr the agreement.
PRESIDENT URGES SPEED
Bennetts Conialting Ingrnesra of Canal to
Hurry Their Work.
DESIRES TO STUDY THEIR REPORT
Members Told to Give Facts and Con.
elusions Rather Than What
They Thlak Is Desired
W ASHINGTON. Sept 11-Upon the oc
casion of the recent visit of the members
of the board of consulting engineers of ths
Isthmian canal at Oyster Bay the presi
dent addressed to them a few remarks
which will be printed shortly and presented
to the different members. After bidding
them welcome he urged them to use all
the speed they could safely make In coming
to a conclusion as to the best plan for
digging the cnal ao that he might have
ample time for studying the report before
sending It to congress.
He did not express himself In favor of
either a lock canal or a sea-level canal
and refrained from any technical observa
tions, but urged the members to state
their opinion without the slightest hesita
tion and to send him reports, not as he
should like to get them, but ss he onght to
get them. The members of the board have
nearly all returned to Washington, but
It hss not yet been decided when the next
meeting will be held. They will for some
days occupy themselves studying the dif
ferent plans and data with which they
have been provided.
Postal Receipts of Cities.
Postal receipts for the fifty largest cities
In the United states, compiled by the third
assistant postmaster general, aggregated
for the month of August $5,819,151, against
5,334.917 for the corresponding month of
1904, or an Increase of i.OT per cent. The
highest percentage of Increase shown by
any city waa at Portland. Ore., where the
Lewis and Clark exposition raised the re
ceipts to $44,965, an Increase of M.05 per
cent over the receipts for August, 1904.
The next largest Increase was 25.51 per
cent, at Los Angeles, Cal. The only cities
showing decreases are St. Louts, Mo., due
to the heavy receipts last year on account
of the Louisiana Purchase exposition in
that city, and Peoria, 111., and St. Joseph,
The receipts of the five large cities were
New York. $1.19T.97: Chicago $980,403;
Philadelphia. $371,155; Boston, $.i36.0Z; St.
ROSEN VISITS THE PRESIDENT
Rnsslnn Ambassador Takes Luncheon
at Saa-amore Hill and Holds
OYSTER BAY, L. 1., Sept. 13. Baron
Rosen, the Russian ambassador, and as
soclate of M. Wltte as Russian peace
plenipotentiary at the Portsmouth confer
ence, was guest today of the president and
Mrs. Roosevelt at luncheon. The engage
ment waa made on the request of Ambas
sador Rosen, but the nature ot his mission
here Is not disclosed.
Ambassador Rosen arrived here from New
fork on the U.JO p. in. train and was con
veyed to Sagamore Hill In one of the presi
dent's carriages, which was In waiting for
him. He said he had come to take luncheon
with the president, but declined to discuss
the specific object of his visit.
"How soon will the Imperial ordinance
abolishing Russian retaliatory treaties on
American machinery go into effect," the
ambassador was asked.
"Just as soon as passed," he replied.
"The precise date I do not know."
On the eve of his departure from America
M. Witte. the Russian peace plenipotenti
ary, extends to President Roosevelt by
telegraph his "heartfelt thanks" for the
cordial welcome and the "uniform courtesy"
given to the envoys by the American gov
ernment and people. The text of M.
Wltte' message to the president waa fol
lows: NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 1905. President
Roosevelt Before leaving the hospitable
society of the United States I beg in my
own name and on behalf of my fellow
workers to utter my heartfelt thanks to
you, Mr. President, to the government of
the United States and the whole American
nation for the cordial welcome given to
us on our arrival and the uniform courtesy
shown us during our sojourn here, the
memory of which will live In our hearts
CHURCHMEN ARE IN "RETREAT"
Clergymen and Laymen Withdraw for
a Time from Affairs of
CHICAGO, Sept. IS. Nearly l.nno Epis
copaliansclergymen and laymen will next
week go Into a "retreat" from the world
and will for four day lead a communal
life In Chicago, much like that of monks
In a cloister. The retreat will be the Tower
group of buildings at the University of
Chicago. The participants will be dele
gatea to the twentieth annual convention
of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. This
great denominational fraternity numbers
18.000 members. This Idea of the retreat will
be carried out consistently during the four
days the delegates will be In Chicago. They
will not necessarily be cut oft from the
world, but those who wish may live so as
to see no one except members of the
brotherhood from Wednesday to Sunday
The university authorities have refur
nished the lower group apartments with
almost monastic simplicity.
Women who accompany their husbands
or brothers to the convention will have a
taste of monastic life. For feminine use
one of the "coed" dormitories has been set
"The purpose of this "retreat," as ex
plained by officials of the brotherhood. Is
to Intensify the feeling of universal
brotherhood. John H. Small, secretary of
the Chicago assembly, la receiving an un
precedented number of applications from
delegates all over the country. It is ex
pected there will ' be members of the
brotherhood present from China,' Hawaii
and other distant lands.
OBJECT TO CONTRACT SYSTEM
Bnlldlac Coancll Woald Have Pnhlla
Worka Conatrncted Direct by
DENVER, Colo.. Sept. U.-The Interna
tional Building Trades Council revised Its
constitution today. The principal revision
la In regard to public works. The body
has taken a strong stand agalnat the
award of general contracts for municipal
and state buildings and Improvements. The
constitution aa revised makes the abolition
of the contract system the principal ob
jects of the council's endeavor. The es
tablishment of a universal elght-bour day,
the settlement of all disputes and affairs
arising with the body itself without the
Interference of outside bodies are two other
amendments adopted. Outside of these
matter the new constitution, so fax aa
ptijd, makes nu radical changes.
PRIMARY ELECTION FORUM
An Important primary election
will bo liclil In this city and county
next Tuesday to Dominate candi
dates on all ticket.
That the voter may exercise
their franchise intelligently re
quires them to be fully informed
of the character and records of
the men seeking their suffrage
and of the issues or policies In
volved. Only a few days remain for this
campaign of education.
To help the voters weigh the
claims of different candidates. The
Bee will open lta columns to a
primary election forum.
The Ilee herewith invites con
tributions from readers in the
hope of short signed articles
not to exceed HOO word telling;
.why candidates should or should
not be favored.
The artlclea must contain noth
ing libelous and real name of
writer must be given, although it
may be for good reason withheld
from publication on request.
BARON KOMURA -IMPROVING
His Physicians t sable to Agree aa to
Whether He Has Typhoid
Fetrr or t.
NEW YORK, Sept. 13. Baron Komura,
the Japanese peace envoy, who was re
ported today to be suffering from typhoid
fever, although the consulting physicians
are not a unit on this point, was said to
be In a satisfactory , condition. Baron
Komura Is at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel,
and his return to Japan has been In
definitely postponed, although most mem
bers of his suite will sail for home tomor
row, the date originally planned for the
departure of the mission.
Many messages of Inquiry as to Baron
Komura's condition, including one from
President Roosevelt, reached the hotel to
day. Flowers and cards have been left by
Tonight Mr. Sato, spokesman for the
Japanese party, Issued the following state
ment: Doctors Delafleld. Brewer and Pritchard
saw Baron Komura in consultation again
at 6 p. m. They announce the baron's con
dition to be favorable, no new symptoms
having developed and the patient having
passed a verv comfortable day. They are
unanimous In the opinion that the baron's
condition Indicates nothing alarming or
serious at present.
Continuing. Mr. Satrt snid that the physi
cians were not sure, that the baron had
typhoid fever and thai, he might be suffer
ing from complications from gall stones.
Two nurses are In constant attendance.
Among those who called to Inquire after
Baron Komura tonleht was Baron de
Rosen, one of the pSutslan peace envoys.
He had a short talk wtth Mr. Taknhlra.
Minister Takahlra will go to, Washington
tomorrow on business., He will not return
unless there Is a serious turn In Baron
Komura's condition. '
A cablegram was rffcntved late In ths
day from Baroness Ktriura. Inquiring ss
to her husband's condition. The Japanese
were much pleased wltjj tAe receipt of the
cshlegrnnv. as diyiitchfjSind been received
In this city reporting that ilaroness Komura
and her children had been murdered.
Jacob H. Schlff called upon Baron Ko
mura today and being unable to see him,
talked with Mr. Takahlra Instead. Mr.
Sato, the Japanese party'B spokesman, an
nounced that the conference related to
financial matters. It has been decided that
part of the Japanese mission will return
Immediately to Japan as originally planned,
while Mr. Taknhlra will remain In this
country with Baron Komura.
In addition to Mr. Takahlra. Mr. Sato and
two secretaries will also remain In New
York with Baron Komura.
PROFITS OF NEW YORK LIFE
Treasnrer Randolph's Testimony
Shows Very Satisfactory Results
NEW YORK, Sept. IS. (Special Tele
gram.) Treasurer Edmund D. Randolph
has concluded his testimony before the
legislative Investigating committee. It ap
pears that the New York Life has been In
about eighty syndicate operations, and that
the profit for policy holders realized Is
$;,390,W. The company has not Invested In
or loaned upon stocks of any kind since
lSf. It realized a profit from its stock hold
ings of $5, 400.000. Treasurer Randolph tes
tified that he had no syndicate relations
himself of a personal character, and that
his sole compensation was his salary. The
stocks sold by the company since Wl were
those received as profits from syndicate
operations, and were Immediately sold In
conformity with the company's by-laws.
WILLIAMSON'S .THIRD TRIAL
School Teacher Testifies that He
Agreed to Prove Ip Claim and
Sell It to Defendant.
PORTLAND. Ore . Sept. 13.-Joel ' E.
Calvin, a school teacher" of Prinevllle,
Ore., 1b the first new witness which the
government has presented In the third
trial of Congressman John N. William
Bon, D. N. Oessner and Marlon R. Biggs,
on the charge of having conspired to de
fraud the government of a part of lta
public domain. Calvin testified that It
waa understood between him and Oessner
that Calvin should locate and prove up a
claim and then convey It to Williamson
The trial is proceeding slowly, the evi
dence being merely a repetition of that
which was heard In the preceding trials.
LOSS OF LIFE IS LIGHTER
First Estimate of Number Killed on
Japanese Battleship Rednced
WASHINGTON. Bept. 1$. The bureau of
naval Intelligence today received advices
by cable from the American naval attache
at Toklo to the effect that the loss In
killed and missing on the battleship Mlkasa
was 266. The wounded numbered $43. The
cause of the accident cannot, be ascer
tained until the Mlkasa Is floated. Admiral
Togo was not on board at the time ot the
FAMILY BURNS TO DEATH
Charles Low Wife and Baby Are
Cremated In Their Home Hear
CHARITON. Ia.. Sept. 13. Charles Low.
wife and baby, residing near Derby, were
burned to death In their home this, fore
noon. Low was starting a fir vlth kero
sene when the can exploded, ud act Iht
bouse oa ft'.
TERMS OF THE ARMISTICE
Commanders to Arrange for Hentral Zone
in Maicbnria and Core,
MARITIME CAPTIVES NOT SUSPENDED
Reinforcements Xovr Enronte Shall
Sot Go North of Mukden
or Sooth of
Harbin. J X ! j
LONDON. Sept. U -S.S p. m.-The Japa
nese legation this evening gave out the tent
of the Russo-Japanese armistice protocol as
1. A certain distance as a lone of demar
cation shall be fixed between the fronts of
tlie armies of the two powers in Manchuria
as well as In the region of the Tumen river,
2. The naval force of one of the belllgf
rents shall not bombard territory belonging
to or occupied by the other.
$. Maritime captures will not be sus
pended by the armistice.
4. During the term of the armistice new
reinforcements shall not be dispatched t-i
the theater of war. Those which are al
ready on their way there shsll not be dis
patched north of Mukden on the part of the
Japanese or south of Harbin on the part of
ii. The commanders of the armies and the
fletts of the two powers shall determine in
common accord the conditions of the armis
tice in conformity with the provisions above
6. The two governments shall order their
commanders immediately after the signa
ture of the treaty of peace to put the pro
tocol Into execution.
The protocol was signed by M. Wltte,
Baron Rosen, Baron Komura and M. Taka
hlra. Army Officer Meet.
Ml'KDEN, Sept. 13.-2 p. m.-General
Fukushlma, representing Field Marshal
Oyama. and the Russian commissioners met
st Shaboth, a station north of Chantung.
at 10 o'clock this morning. It probably
will take several days to arrange the de
tail of the armistice which they are to
Chinese Rejoice at Pence.
LIDZIAPVDZ. Manchuria. Sept. 13.
Whatever may be the feelings of the Rus
sian or Japanese soldiers regarding the con
clusion of peace, one man welcomes It un
reservedly nd with beaming smiles. This
Is the Chinaman, on whose land the war
was fought for nearly eighteen months.
Today the roads around here are filled with
happy, smiling Chinese, men and women,
old and young, who in clumsy carta, loaded
with their household goods, are proceeding
in lines back to their old homes.
The Chinese greet the Russian soldiers
with the one word, "peace," which is re
peated over and over again.
Many of their homes have been devae
tated. but notwithstanding this they ex
press their Joy at getting back to peaceful
and Industrious occupations. Furthermore,
the game of neutrality to each elde which
the Chinese have been obliged to play for
so many months has been a hard one and
peace has brought relief from this strain.
It is no exaggeration to say that the Chi
nese are now the happiest people In Man
churia. It is reported here that the Japanese
have disbanded the Chinese bandit organ
ization with which they operated during
Nin Ilnndrrd Cuscnltles In 'nk Is,
TOKIO. Sept. IS p. m. According to
the metropolitan police estimate of casual
ties during the recent rioting 388 constables,
sixteen firemen and two soldiers were
wounded. Among the mob and bystanders
nine were killed and 4X7 were wounded.
Attack on Police at Yokohama.
YOKOHAMA, Sept. 13 The meeting held
at a theater yesterday to protest against
the terms of the peace treaty was followed
by an antl-pollce demonstration. Four police
boxes were burned, thirty-seven policemen
Injured and two civilians severely hurt.
Many arrests were made.
The police say that the meeting was the
private speculation of a professional agita
tor who charged an admission fee. The
promise that there would be popular speak
ers was unauthorized, according to the
police, and the disappointed audience de
nounced the swindle and demanded the re
turn of their money. The trouble finally
developed Into rowdyism outside the
At 6 o'clock this morning two companies
of troops from Toklo arrived. They have
been posted as guards at all the consulates
and other Important points and quiet has
Protest from I'nderwrlter.
LONDON. Sept. 13. The announcement
that by the term of the Russo-Japanese
armistice protocol, maritime captures will
not be suspended, created consternation
at Lloyds today owing to the fact that
some insurances had recently been effected
at "peace" rates. It has been suggested
that the underwriters hold meeting and
send a protest to the Japanese govern
ment. SWEDEN ONLY DESIRES PEACE
Officials Disavow Desire to Oppose
Arbitration Treaty with Nor
way at Proper Time.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden. Sept. U Political
officials disavow any desire on the part of
Sweden to oppose the arbitration treaty
demanded by Norway, but they point out
that only the preliminary negotiations in
regard to the form and content of such a
treaty can be discussed at present, as the
conclusion of a treaty Is Impossible until
Norway has accepted Sweden's conditions
and the latter has recognised Norway as
an Independent sovereign state. Toe Swed
ish Intentions, It is declared, are wholly
KARLSTAD, Sweden, Bept. 13. The Nor
wegian and Swedish delegates appointed to
discuss the dissolution of Norway and
Sweden have all arrived here to resume
A two hours' session was held before
lunch, when the delegates adjourned for
the afternoon. The same secrecy wa ob
served as to the course of the negotiation
as at the previous meetings.
CHOLERA CASES INCREASING
Tie Chancellor of German Empire Is
Personally Ylsltlaa- the Ia.
BROMBERO, Sept. 13. Four fresh cases
of cholera have been reported from three
place In this district.
POSEN. J'ruaaia. Sept. 1$.-Vice Chancel
lor Count von Posadowsky-Wehner, who la
visiting th cholera Infected provinces, ha
arrived here. ,
BERLIN. Sept. 11 The official bulletin
issued today announce that fifteen new
cases of cholera and four death occurred
between noon yesterday and noon today.
Of the fresh cases one each occurred In
the districts of Flatow, Stuhm, Obernlk,
Csamlkau, Wlralts and Bromberg. three In
th Marienwerder district, four in the
Oraudens district and two In the Schubln
district. Four cases previously included In
the reports of cholera tura out not to be
cholera. The totals therefore to dat are
19 cae and alaty-flv death.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
bowers Thursday and Cooler In West
Portion. Friday Falr
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Honr. Urm. Hour. De-.
B m R i p. m
H m n a p. m 7
T m HO a p. nt 7
o 4 p. in TJ
n " 01 n p. m Tl
10 m n p. m To
m :a T p. m 7:
m ia s p. m l
9 p. m (IT
NASH'S SUCCESSOR CHOSEN
McCornlrk of Salt l.ake Succeed
Omaha Man aa Director of
NEW YORK. Sept. 13 The report of the
American Smelting and Refining company
for the year ending April 30 was made
public today. It showed net earnlnss for
the year of $.!. Ml, an Increase of $:93.2;?S
as compared with the preceding year. After
payments of $T1.S15 for the employes' profit
sharing fund. $l'i6.'t.(3 for new construc
tion and improvements and metal stock
sccount and $t.noo.i for dividend, there
was a surplus for the year of $1,618,911, a
decrease of $347.S25.
The dividend payments of $6.0X.000 repre
sented an Increase of $1.2."iO.t0O over the
payments for 19"4. An Increase of $2.3O2.2T0
In the company's Investment account is
explained to be due to the purchase of
25,OiO shares of series "B," preferred stock,
of the American Smelters' Securities com
puny. The report sets forth also that the
company has acquired 17T.M0 shares of the
common stock of the American Smelters'
Securities company, and the value of this
stock Is not shown In the Investment ac
count of the American Smelting and Re
At the annual meeting of the stcckhold
ers of the American Smelting and Refining
company In Jersey City today the retiring
board of directors was re-elected with the
exception that' W. S McCornlik of Salt
Lake City was elected In the place of Ed
mund W. Nash, deceased.
Mr. McCornick married a sister of Mrs.
Ben Gallagher of Omaha, but he never was
In business In Omaha and Is not known here
outside of a few friends.
HIGH PRAISE FOR DR. SALMON
Live Stork Hoard Endorse Work of
Former Head of Rnrean of
GUTHRIE, Okl.. Sept. 13.-At the final
session of the ninth annual meeting of
the International association of Livestock
Sanitary boards In this city today a reso
lution was adopted by which the associa
tion "fully recognizes the efficient ser
vice and benefit to the livestock Industry
accomplished by the federal bureau of
animal Industry under the able direction
of Dr. D. E. 8almon a chief of the
bureau from it organization to the pres
ent time and sincerely regrets that he has
seen fit to tender hi resignation."
The committee on line and open season
regarding quarantine, the report of which
has usually been adopted as a basis of
regulation by the Department of Agricul
ture. r'Xmmenfled ;'.asir,g shove the quar
antine, line Fisher, Scurry and Crane coun
ties In Texas; Roger Mills and Washita
counties In Oklahoma, and 8urrY ex'
ander, Davie. Iredell and Rowan counties of
The following officers were elected:
Dr. M. M. Hankins of Texas, president;
Dr. Talt Butler of North Carolina, vice
president; Dr. S. H. Ward of Minnesota,
Springfield, 111., wss chosen as the meet
ing place for the convention In 190.
CLOSING OF TAGGART CASE
Final Argument Are Heard and
Court Announces He Will Render
Declalon In Ten Day.
WOOSTER. O., Sept. 13-The trial of the
divorce suit brought by Captain Elmore F.
Taggart against his wife. Grace Culvor
Taggart, which ha been on here since
August J. was brought to a close today,
the final summing up of the attorneys hav
ing been heard today.
The trial has been one of the most sen
sational ever heard In the Ohio courts, and
has aroused widespread Interest. A num
ber of well-known army officers have been
called a witnesses during the trial. Th
scenes of the alleged misconduct on the
part of both Captain Taggart and hi
wife have covered a wide area. Captain
and Mrs. Taggart having lived at different
time at Fort Leavenworth. Kas. : Colum
bus, O.; Havana, Cuba, and In the Philip
pines, where the husband was In the service
of his country.
The principal Interest Is centered In the
awarding of the care of the two children,
both boys, of Captain and Mrs. Taggart.
'Judge Eason announced that he would
render his decision In a week or ten days.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Contract Suraeon James S. Kennedy
Ordered from Fort Grant
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (Special Tele
gram.) Contract Surgeon James 8. Ken
nedy will upon the abandonment of Fort
Grant, Ariz., proceed to Fort Omaha for
Postmaster appointed: Iowa. Norwich.
Page county. T. O. Owynn, vice F. L. John
son resigned. South Dakota, Tlslo, Camp
bell county, Gustav E. Brorby, vice Peter
fikartveat, resigned. Wyoming. Hazelton,
Johnson county. Warren C. Crosby, vice
Walter B. Klpp, resigned.
EXECUTION, JN COLORADO
Joseph Johaaon, Who Killed John F.
Fox at Trinidad, I Hanged
at Canyon City.
CANYON CITY, Colo.. Sept. 13 Joeph
Johnson wa hanged in the penitentiary
here tonight for the murder at Trinidad
last April of John F. Fox, former treas
urer of La Animas county. Johnson was
angry with Fox, because the latter ob
jected to him being deputized to bring
back from California a prisoner.
Movement of Oeeaa Vessel Sept. 1.1.
At New York Arrived: Italia, from
Naples; Lombardiu. from Naples. Sailed:
Californian. for San Dleao; Majestic, for
Liverpool; Potsdam, for Kutterdam; Hcllig
Olav, for Copenhagen.
At Queenatown Sailed: Ivernla, for Bos
ton. At Southampton Balled: Kron Piins
Wllhelm. for New York.
At Liverpool Arrived: Caronla. from
New York: Frlesland. from Philadelphia;
Oceanic, from New York
At Hamburg Balled: Mora, for Seattle.
At Glasgow Sailed: Faiiaian, for New
At Vancouver Arrived: Empress of
India, from Yokohama.
At Dover Arrived; Pennsylvania, from
EVE OE CONVENTION
Idrance Guard of Delegate! to BepuUican
Gathering Reach Lincoln.
THREE LEADING CANDIDATES FOR JUDGE
Dnffie, Amei and Letton Each Have t
DAVIDSON, M'PHEELY, ABBOTT ALSO IN
Fonr Men on Hand Aeking the Nomina ion
MAIN PLANKS OF PLATFORM CERTAIN
Enough Instructed Delegate tc
Render Futile Effort of Kail
road to Illock Antl'l'aas
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb.. Sept. 13. (Special Tele
gram.) A fair attendance of advance
agents of tomorrow's republican state con
vention is on hand, but not enough to Indi
cate the exact distribution of forces be
tween the different candidates. The field
for supreme Judge Is occupied hy three prin
cipal candidates and three lesser lights,
and the latter admit thnt their only hopes
lie in the self-elimination of the leaders.
Judges Duffle, Ames and Itton will show
up each with a substantial following.
Judge Duffle Is holding out In his head
quarters with quite number of the Doug
las delegation as volunteer workers, and
feels much encouraged over the outlook.
He Is counting on the votes of the remain
ing counties in the Judicial district along
with Douglas and a scattering vote from
other counties, particularly In the Third
and Sixth districts. The backbone of the
Ames strength Is supposed to be In Lan
caster and Gage counties, while Letton
will draw heavily from the Fourth con
gressional district. .Davidson of Johnson.
McPheely of Kearney and Abbott of Hall
are In the race, rrobably In the order
named. So It must be admitted that Letton
talk predominates In the lobbies.
For regent four candidates are soliciting
support Dr. Von Mansf'lde of Ashland,
L. M. Bates of Lontr Fine. Fred Abbott of
Columbus. C. W. fj. Lyford of Falls O'y
and P. L. H. Cheney of Stockvllle. Tha
selection of regents, however, will be un
determined until after the Judgeship Is set
tled. The prospects are that Senator George
Sheldon of Cass will be made permanent
chairman. Lieutenant. Governor McGllton,
who will be the temporary presiding of
ficer, snys he will cheerfully make way for
Sheldon In the permanent organization. If
this arrangement is acceptable there will
be no friction at this stage of the proceed
Outline of Platform.
As to the platform, it Is not difficult to
outline Its probable contents. An unquali
fied endorsement of the Roosevelt policies,
with special emphasis on anti-trust and rail
road rate legislation, anti-pass plank, nn
endowment ' l', ,ita administration,
and possible pledging of candidates to th
declarations. These are pretty ' sure, no
matter who frames the resolutions. There
are enough Instructed delegates from dif
ferent counties to make futile any attempt
to block planks objectionable to the rail
road political agents, snd the chances are
that the railroad contingent will take Its
medicine and try to look pleasant.
For state chairman W. P. Warner of
Dakota county may be picked as a winner;
In fact he is the only one with any follow
ing. Chairman Burgess would like to be
vindicated with a second term, but no one
Is paying any attention to him.
Candidates Letton. Duffle, Davidson,
Ames and McPheeley for supreme Judge
have each opened headquarters, tacked up
signs In the Llndell hotel, and have ex
changed calls. Late this evening not an
avowed candidate for regent had reached
Conspicuous In the hotel lobby waa Ed.
Blgnell of the Burlington. Bob McOlnnls
of the Northwestern, W. H. Harrison,
Frsnk Harrison and Robert J. Clancy of
the Cnion Pacific and Postmaster Ed. Slzer,
manager of Mr. Burgess. All of these pro
fessed to know nothing of what was to
occur tomorrow, but each believed th
situation was up In the air and would be (
settled In the convention.
There Is considerable discussion as to the
number of delegates mho will attend th
convention, it being presumed that th
railroads have adopted the anti-pas plat
form In advanre of any action that majr
be taken by the convention.
Ruraes Still I'nderlded.
Hon. H. C. N. Burgess, chairman of the
republican state committee, late this after
noon was still in "terrible doubt" aa to
whether he would be a candidate for re
election. Putting on the soft pedal he said
to a reporter for The Hee, In answer to a
query as to whether he was a candidate:
"Well, really I JuBt haven't said a word
yet. Don't you know I haven't told a living
oul whether I would be a candidate or not.
Just aa soon as I have anything to say
about this matter or to announce my In
tentions. I will see that The Bee gets the
Just then Manager Ed. Slzer tugged Bur
gess by the coat tall and tha two went off
Into th private office of the state chair
man, where It Is presumed the process of
making up a mind was resumed and that
before the convention meets, this para
piount issue will Vie definitely settled and
the people will know whether Burgess Is
"to be or not to be."
Friend of Commissioner Duffe are urg
ing his nomination because Omaha has not
had a supreme Judge since Judge Lak wa
on the bench In the early elghtie. They
have figured up that twenty-eight per cent
of the business of the eupreme court come
from Douglas county and for that reason
Doifglas county should be entitled to a
place oa the bench. -
A prospective candidate for regent of th
university Is L. M". Bates, who arrived this
morning. Mr. Bates was a candidate two
years ago and lost out In the shuffle. He Is
editor of the Long Pine Journal and prac
tices law to keep In touch with the simple
life. A friend of his said this afternoon
that with little urging he would be a candi
date, with good prosjiect of success. Inas
much aa with one exception the present re
gents reside in Lancaster or Douglas coun
ties The exception Is Kegent Calkins, who
lives at Kearney. Incidentally friends of
Bates have pointed nut that with (he ex
ception of Teeters and Whitmore of Doug
las all of the regents art employes of cor
porations. Allm of Lincoln Is attorney for
the traction company, Ernst of Omaha Is
employed by the Burlington. Rich of Omaha
Is attorney for thj I'nion Pacific. Whltmor
1 a stockman and Teeters runs a mholesal
Sees Hope for Abbott.
Among the early arrivals today wa W.
H. Harrlnon. "general manager" of th
enat two )er o. Sanatur UaxrUoa ia)
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