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CASH FOR CAMPAIGN
Hew York Life Pays Large 8ami to Repub
lican Katiosal Committee,
STATEMENT MADE BY G. W. PERKINS
aji Officials Feared Democratio Bnoceti
Would Endanger Asset.
M.N WHO SERVES TWO MASTERS
Vice President New York Life Represents
J. P. Morgan & Oo. in Sams Deal.
PROFITS M.OE FROM JOINT ACCOUNTS
Trmtrrr Randolph Submits State-
t Skowtag Earnings of Hr.'l,-
431 from This Source In
17 YORK, Sept. 15. George W. Per
lm. member of the firm of J. P. Morgan
Co., ami first vice president of the
New York Life Insurance company, wag
the star witness at this afternoon s session
of tl.e special legislative commute probing
life Insurance companies' methods, and his
testimony was replete with revelations in
the development of finance as applied by
Insurance companies. The climax of the
day c.tme when Mr. Perkins was asked
concerning an entry of $48,702 In a ledger i
marked "ordered paid by the president." I
The check was made out payable to J.
P. Morgan & Co., and Mr. Perkins
frankly stated It was a contribution to the
national republican campaign committee
and paid to Cornelius N. BUns. Mr. Per
kins said: "This payment was made after
very careful deliberation. It must not be
considered an ordinary contribution to the
campaign fund, (t was paid because we
f!t the assets of the New York Life com
pany would be Jeopardized by a democratic
He said they contributed in 1900 and 1904.
This bomb was thrown when the room
was packed with spectators, every one bent
forward to catch the testimony.
Finance Committee Mot Informed.
Pursuing the check inquiry further, Mr.
Hughes brought It out that this expenditure
was never brought to the attention of the
finance committee, the witness terming it
1 purely executive action." It was charged J
against cash in the luniks of the Hanover
bank office or financial department.
Mr. Perkins here Interposed:
"I would like to make one statement.
The fact the check Is drawn to J. P. Mor
lan & Co., has no significance. I paid
sut the money and it was merely because
nf a convenience of repayment that the i lean to Bell his labor, Is a demand for con
:heck was made payable to J. P. Morgan j dltlons Intolerable, tyrannous and Illegal
! Company." , and clearly defined by various late court
"What other contributions to political I decisions." The resolution also says:
campaign funds have been made by the Tha Union demand for a material Increase
New York I.lfe?" i In their already high wages (cloaked under
"None to mv knowledge" tne disguise of an eight-hour day) would
None to my Knowledge. i force the price of all printing to advance
Sale and Repurchase of Bonds. hevnnd the present prices, already burden
Mr. Hughes asked Mr. Perkins to ex- some to the public and this attack upon the
, . . . .. , rrlntlng employers and the effort by the
plain how on tne books the syndicate labor . trust io. lorce. highertrtces on. the
tion by which $W,0nn on bonds was sold people Is a "trust movemerlf. axalnst the In-
on December 31, 1901, and bought back
Iinuary i. 1902, there was shown on the
4hlt side of the account $100,000 and on
the credit side $SO,000 and Mr. Perkins re
plied: "In that transaction we asked for
jB.noo.orm of bonds snd only got $1,000,000.
We made ip our minds to sell the JSOO.OOO
of this sum ani "ur books therefore only j
showed $3.20,OiO. When It came to the end
of the year we sold the jsoo.ooo and In
stead of taking a loss of $160,000 we only
fok a loss of $00,000. I arranged with J. P.
Morgan & Co. to sell It at a price and then
I bought It back at the same price. After
rebuylng I held on to It and finally sold
It at 90. Our first Idea was to sell at SO
but we finally got 90. The money was
paid by check to J. P. Morgan A Co."
"Were not the sale and purchase for the
purpose of deceiving the commissioner of
"No, It was rot, securities were de
pressed at the time and It was considered
a good deal."
"Put the real ptirpose was to have your
books read $3,200,000 Instead of $4.0on,ooo?"
Senator Armstrong here queried about
the $48,000 check to the campaign fund. He
"If the president out of his own execu
tive authority, without reference to
"nance committee, pays out such
sums as these, bow do they ever come , Th(, following bulletin relative to the
before the officers of the company?" , 00ndltlon of Baron Komura'was given out
"I have said the finance committee hasjtnrngbt:
no authority over the agency accounts
anfl general expenses. I think there should
be a broadening of this authority."
Mr. Perkins was then asked about the
checks for $58,000 and $46,000 made payable
to Andrew Hamilton, March 9. 1904.
He could not tell whether they had to
do with Home Annex account on the requi
sition of the Worth street property, neither
could hs say why payment for property
In New York should be made to a man
living In Albany.
Serves Two Masters,
Assemblyman Rogers then expressed his
desire to ask a few questions shout the
sale of bonds on December SI to J. P.
Morgan A Co. and the repurchase on
"Now, Mr. Perkins, you acted In the
transaction for the life Insurance company
and also for J. P. Morgan?"
"I completed the transaction for J. P.
Morgan Co. because that house was the
only place where I could realize a fair sum
for the bonds at that time. We lost noth
Ing In that transaction, hut we made noth
ing; but In financial transactions It Is some
times Just as Important not to make a loss
as to show a profit."
Assemblyman Rogers: "Haa there been
any other case In which you have acted for
both the New York Life and J. P. Morgan
A Co. at the same time?"
"I recall no other transaction."
Senator Armstrong: "Now, In the trans
action, when did Mr. Perklas, an officer of
the New York Life, give way to Mr. Per
kins, an officer of J. P. Morgan Co.?"
"I don't understand your point."
"Well, you, as an officer of the New York
Life, Issue one order, and. Perkins, as an
officer of 1. P. Morgan A Co., receives It.
When were you acting for the New York
"All the time."
"When were you acting for J.- P. Morgan
4 Co?" .
"That depends on the occasion."
"Well. If you are acting for the New
York I.lfe there la not much time left for
J. P. Morgan A Co.," remarked Senator
Mr. Perkins Protests.
Mr. Perl.lns then burst Into a protena
tlon. "Mr. Chairman. I act as I think right. I
tliinlt hether J am acting for the New
Yolk L'fe or J P. Morgan & Co. I follow
iCooUoued en Second Pa)
INDEPENDENTS GIVE UP FIGHT
thirsts Printing llonees Outside
Typothetae Are Manias; the
CHICAGO, Sept. 15. Developments In the
controversy between the Chicago Typo
graphical union and the master printers
indicate that the Independent employers
will agree to the demand of the union and
the fight will finally simmer down to a
struggle with the Chicago Typothetae. Hut
one additional strike was called today be
cause of a refusil to sign the eight-hour
agreement, and this was In a shop em
ploying only two men. Committees repre
senting the union continued their visits to
the Independent houses today and tonight
It Is said that over 10 of these
concerns, employing 1.200 men. had signed
the agreement submitted to them demand
ing an eight-hour day after January 1.
19W, and a closed shop. Among today's
signers It was stated by officials of the
union were several of the firms whose
members attended the meeting called by
the Typothetae yesterday and who had
pledged themselves to oppose the demands
of the union. There are still 200 Independ
ent establishments employing about 1.000
men to be railed on by the union to sign
agreements, and It Is declared by members
of the typothetae that a large number of
these concerns have pledged themselves to
fight the printers' organization,
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., Sept. 15. Seventy-five
printers In thirteen local Job printing
houses struck today when their employers
refused to sign contracts for an eight-hour
work day. Kfforts will be made to fill their
places with nonunion men.
ST. IOUIS. Sept. 15. President Joseph A
Jackson of Typographical Union No. 8 un
pounced tonight, after a meeting of the
executive committee, that the firm of
Perrln & Smith, employing twenty printers,
had signed the eight-hour agreement and
that their employes would go back to work
at once. President Jackson further stated
that ninety-one offices had signed the
agreement, leaving thirty-seven to be heard
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 15. Job and
book printers to the number of about 100
employed by firms which have declined to
accede to the eight-hour demand left their
work here today. Printers employed In the
supply departments of some of the Insur
ance coinpiinies also have stopped work.
Many of the smaller Job printing plants In
the city huve granted the demand.
NEW YORK, Sept. 15. A resolution call
ing upon the members of the National
Association of Manufacturers to support
the employing printer In resisting the
movement of the Typographlal union for
an eight-hour day was adopted today by
the board of directors of the National
Association of Manufacturers. The resolu
tions declared that the "Typographlal labor
union's demand for closed union shop con
ditions, under which the labor trust seeks
to make It Impossible for any free Amer-
terests of the people and solely In the In
terests of the members of the labor trust.
The National Association of Manufac
turers recommends to Its members univer
sal support of the employing printer in re
sisting these attacks, the purchase of print
ing of the lawful open shops, and active j
legal prosecution, of both employer and
union members, parties to any unlawful
closed shop egreements. and further, that I
V.v.i.T ir- f,i., nn.... , f !
printing during Illegal attacks of labor
DOUBT IN KOMURA'S CASE
Janeway I'nable to State
Specific Disease Affecting;
NEW YORK. Sept. 15.-Although Dr. Al
bert D. Janeway was called Into consulta
tion today by the physicians already at
tending Baron Komura, the Japanese peace
envoy, It was afterward announced that a
conclusive diagnosis of the baron's illness
was still Impossible.
Mr. Sato gave the first statement after
the consultation of the doctors:
Dr. Janeway was called In this morning
by Dr. Prltchard In the case of Baron Ko
niura. As the result of the Joint conference
of Drs. Delafleld, Janeway and Prltchard,
could announce that no final conclusive
' diagnosis in yet possible. The baron nassd
a quiet night. His condition indicates noth-
Baron Komura passed a very comfortable
day. His physicians report the patient's
condition as being decidedly satisfactory at
(I p. m.. the temperature range being ap
preciably lower. SATO.
CHICAGO, Sept. 15 Six of the Japanese
peace party arrived In Chicago today. Con
sul Slezabure Shlmlzu and his secretary,
K. Saito Mato met the envoys at the Lake
The returning party consisted of EnJIro
Yamaza and Mlnelchlro Adachl. envoys,
and their suite, consisting of Colonel Tach
Ibama. 8. Ishluja. M. Hlrata, K. Ochljl and
M. Abacha, clerical staff.
The party left Chicago at S:30 p. m. over
the Burlington railroad. President James
J. Hill of the Great Northern has offered
his private car for the party. .The first
section of the returning peace commission
will leave Seattle on September ?0 on the
new Great Northern steamship Dakota.
LIGHTNING STRIKES ART HALL
Tn People Are Killed and Fifteen
Injured on Fair Grounds at
BELTON, Mo.. 8ept. 14 Lightning struck
the old art hall and live stock sheds of
the Beltpn Fair association today while
they were packed with people seeking
shelter from the storm, killing two per
sons, seriously Injuring about fifteen others.
some fatally, and set fire to the buildings.
JOHN L. POST, a prominent retired
MRS. CLEVELAND, a negro woman.
W. O. Piummer of Peculiar, Mo , was
probably fatally injured.
Tho orriers seriously hurt are:
John Theaton. Wlnny Moore, Pleasant
Hill. Mo; Riley Nicholas. Jr.. William
Huntly and W. N. Nevins of Belton.
ZACH MULHALL MUST DO TIME
St. l.ouls Coart Overrules Motion for
Arrest of Judarment la Case of
Man Charged with Homicide.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. S.pt. 16-Judge FVster
today overruled the motion In arrest of
Judgment made some time ago on behalf
of Zach Mulhall, convicted last January of
shootln? Ernest Morgan on the Pike at
the World's fair. Charles Lemp. bonds
man for Mulhall, was ordered to bring- hlr.i
to be sentenced.
THOMPSON DELAYS RETURN
Remains in Brazil far a Time in Order to
it eet Jndge Penfield.
L00MIS SILENT CN MEXICAN MISSION
Aaelatant Secretary of State Expert
to Quit Ilia Position October 2
and Will Rest at Least
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 15. (Special Tele
gram.) Assistant Secretary of State
Loomls stated today the departure of D.
E. Thompson, American ambassador to
Brazil, had been postponed until a later
date by reason of the Impending visit of
Judge Penfield, solicitor for the Department
of State, who has been sent on a mission
of Inquiry Into our trade relations with
South American countries. Judge Penfield
sailed last week for England and Is ex
pected to reach Brazil within six weeks.
As Ambassador Thompson desired to have
a personal conference with Judge Penfield
before leaving on his vacation, he readily
agreed to postpone his departure until a
Mr. Loomls, when asked the direct ques
tion whether Mr. Thompson would be sent
to Mexico, as It has been generally under
stood he would be. replied he had no per
sonal knowledge of the matter whatever.
He stated he would leave the State de-
partment as soon as the new assistant sec
retary could qualify, which he anticipated
would be October 2, when Secretary of
State Mr. Root Is expected to 'begin the
active work of fhe department.
Mr. IxKJinls will take at least six months'
vacation before returning to the diplomatic
service, although he refused to discuss that
feature of his future. He stated that dur
ing his connection with the State depart
ment his business Interests had suffered
and he really needed six months In which
to get his affairs Into business shape.
Henry T. Oxnard, 'the beet sugar king,
arrived In Washington today direct from
a vacation In Europe, where he spent the
summer with his family. Mr. Oxnard left
for his farm of 1.200 acres In Fauquier
county, Virginia, where he will spend some
little time. Mr. Oxnard will live In the
east this winter, hut whether In New York
or Washington he has not fully decided.
Homes for Soldier Families.
In his annual report. Brigadier General
Frederick Grant, commanding the Army of
the, east, makes the novel suggestion that
the families of some of the officers and
enlisted men transferred to the Philippines
be allowed to live In the barracks and quar
ters In a limited number of abandoned
forts while the husbands are absent from'
the country. He suggests Fort Trumbull,
Conn., as an excellent place for such use.
General Grant says that the maneuvers !
at Manassas last September and the Joint I
army and navy exercises on the Potomac 1
and Chesapeake last . spring resulted In
great benefit and expresses the desire that
each year will see these exercises repeated
on an Increased scale.
Speaking of the trials by rourtmartlat.
General Grant says that fully 75 per cent
of these trials were due to the use of bad
Metre- la dene-of ve near rmifttrry pout.
Says the general: "It la distressing that
the prosperity of the vile resort Is due
to the activity of good and worthy, though
misguided, citizens, who have succeeded In
abolishing the canteen of the army."
Charges Against Commander Younar.
The Navy department today made public
the specifications upon which Commander
Luclen Young, who commanded the gun-
'boat Bennington, which was blown up by a j
boiler explosion In San Diego harbor, will '
be tried before a naval court-martial or- courts regarding their marriage settle
dered convened at Snn Francisco today. j ments. Much bitterness haa resulted from
The charges and specifications, as an- I this litigation,
nounred by the department, are as follows: About two weeks previous to the arrest
Charge 1 Neglect of duty. Specification, j of Watt the parties appeared In a police
first, that Commander Young failed to en- I COurt, Watt charging the woman with hav
force paragraph . article l.inW, United I . , , , . . . . ,
States Navy Regulations, which provides s"""1'1"''' ar"l violently ejected him
that nil valves throughout the engine de- from her house, where he said he .went for
part men ta are to be moved at least one each the purpoe of trying to compromise their
week; second, that he failed to enforce I
paragraph 1, article l.fiusi. providing thnt
the safety valves will be partially lifted bv
the handgenr at least once each week,
when not under steam, to Insure their good
working order; third and fourth, that he
failed to enforce other provisions of the
regulations (article 5iV), under which It
was his duty to see that safety and sen
tinel valves were kept in good condition nn-1
efficient working order; fifth, that he failed
to comply with provisions of the regula
tions found in article 437 and article (?70, re
quiring the commanding officer to approvo
the log. and. sixth, that he failed to give
such orders and precautionary Instructions
as were appropriate and necessary to In
sure the efficient condition of the engineer
department of the vessel under his com-
mind, for the efficiency of which he was
charged with responnihillty.
General Funston on Desertion.
General Funston. commanding the De- 1 Nn attempt has been made to pnss
partment of California, quotes from the re- on thfl nuPB,on at any of the board meet
port of his Judge advocate concerning de- ,nfrSi hut ,n(, fart that n n,a1or,v of
sertlon. The latter attributes the deser- j (ne foreign delegates, who have been closely
tlon to the poor pay received by enlisted ! studying the vast amount of data collected
men compared to what men receive in civil an(1 ialrt before the board by the canal enm
occupatlons. General Funston says tho j mission, are at present of the opinion that
buildings at Presidio, San Francisco, are j a sea-level canal would be better than a
not a credit to the I'nlted States and should lock canal.
be replaced. There Is no further reason j The board met today for the first time In a
for maintaining the post at Fort McDowell. WPPk n Washington and talked abiut dams.
It should be abandoned or new buildings j Engineer Stearnes, a member of the board,
erected. explained at great length the details of
Seismograph Records Italian Quake, i construction of the dam erected for the en-
The destructive earthquake which devas
tated Calabria, Italy, September 8, was
recorded on the seismograph of the coast
and geodetic survey magnetic observatory
at Cheltenham, Maryland. The tremors at
the latter place began a few minutes after
t o'clock on the night of September 7, and
lasted for nearly an hour. Allowing for the
difference in longitude the tremors In Mary
land and the) shocks in Calubria occurred
at the same time.
Episcopal See In Oklahoma.
The apostolic delegate today received
documents from Rome by which the vicari
ate apostolic of Indian Territory has been
erected to a bishopric, with the episcopal
see at Oklahoma City. Mgr. T. Meer
chaert, the present vicar apostolic, has
been appointed the first bishop of the new
Western Matters at the Capital.
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska Grant,
Perkins county; Ezra C. Hoffman, vice I.
Babcock, resigned. Iowa Boone vllle, Dal
las county; Frank Baldwin, vice 8. M.
Cook, resigned. South Dakota Dean, Hand
county; B. 8. Parme,ly, vice Thomas H.
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska
Virginia, route 1. Andrew W. Lilly, car
rier; Edwin E. Wlison. substitute. Iowa
Dayton, route 2, Harry E. Hall carrier;
Ray Pointer, substitute.
Master Bakers la Convention.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 15.-The eighth an
nual convention of the National Associa
tion of Master Bakers was concluded today
with ths selection of New York city as the
place for the meeting in 1. B. Howard
Smith of Kansas City was elected president
and John E. McKlnney of 8t. Louis and
Simon Hublg of Cincinnati were elected
members of the ntcuU board.
PRIMARY ELECTION FORUM
An important primary election
will bf held in this city and county
next Tuesday to noiuina' "
dates mi ull tickets.
That the voters may
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 its columns to a
primary election forum.
The Bee herewith invites con
tributions from reader in the
shape of short signed articles
not to exceed 800 words telling
why candidates should or should
not be fpvored.
The articles 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.
SCANDAL IN HIGH LIFE
Former Member of British Parlia
ment Charited with Attempting
to Kill Divorced Wife.
LONDON, 8ept. 15. The Marlborough
police court today resumed the trial of
Hugh Watt, a former member of Parlia
ment, on the charge of attempting to hire
a private detective to assist him In mur
dering his former wife. The prosecuting
counsel, Mr. Sims, presented two new wit
nesses who, he snld, would swear that
Watt Incited them to, murder the former
Mrs. Watt and her present husband, 8lr
The first of these witnesses, a man named
Warley, who sells newspapers on the
streets, testified that he received various
sums of money from Watt, who wanted
him to kill the woman by chloroforming
her or by using any other violent means
and who gave him Instructions as to how
to gain access to her apartments. The
witness also swore that Watt Incited him
to kill Sir Reginald Beauchamp, suggest
ing that ha run over htm on a bicycle or
follow him to Algiers, where he could get
"blacks to do the Jobs." The witness de
scribed various Interviews he had with
Watt. He said he finally became alarmed
because he thought Watt was going mad
and might shoot him, and that therefore he
ceased visiting him. The hearing was then
adjourned for a week.
A dispatch from London August IS. said
that a great sensation would be created by
the arrest of Hugh Watt, a financier and
ex-member of Parliament of Glasgow, on
the charge of attempting to bribe a private
detective to assist In the murder of the
former wife of Watt.
Detective Marshall today in a police court
testified that Watt offered him $26,000 If he
would induce the woman to go to Watt's
Flat, where he proposed to kill her by the
administration of chloroform and then to
remove the smell of chloroform with pep
purmlnt. The police fomd both chloro
form and peppermint fn "Watt's apartmetirs.
Watt was remanded for trial on ball of
Watt was prominent In the divorce courts
some years ago, when his wife sued for di
vorce, the corespondent being Iady Violet
Beauchamp. daughter of the late I,ord
and I ady Roden, and the divorced wife of
fir Reginald Beauchamp, whom Mrs. Watt
has ince married.
Since the granting of the divorce Watt
and his former wife have been in the
FAVOR SEA LEVEL CANAL
Majority of Board of Consulting En
gineers Seems to Be of This
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.-A majority of
the foreign members of the consulting
board of engineers of the Isthmian canal
appear to favor a sea-level canal. This
. rnrt ... become of the (rreaiest Im nnt'tfl urn
: . , . ,, ,
! If ,h'"lr votes shall bect.me necessary to de
cide that, which is the principal question
requiring ratification at the hands of this
largement of the water supply of Boston, a
structure which was regarded as In many
was meeting the conditions which obtain
on the Isthmus. A decision on this ques
tion of dams was. however, postponed until
the board has viRited the Isthmus. The
members expect to sail from New York
with the canal commission September 26 or
27. Next Wednesday Mr. Bunau-Varllla
and Linden W. Hates will explain to the
board their respective plans of canal con
struction. TURF SCANDAL AT MILWAUKEE
Allegation that Advancer Is a Rlaaer
Parse Held I p for
MILWAUKEE. Wis.. Sept. li.A turf
sensation developed at the state fair
grounds today when it was announced that
the Citizens' Buslnesa league purse of $5,000
given for the :21 trot yesterday, would
not be distributed until the Identity of the
winner, Advancer, was established beyond
The money was tied up in response to
directions from Secretary Knight of ths
American Trotting association, who said
that representations had been made to him
that Advancer was a "ringer." The horse
was entered by I. N. Chase, representing
the Fort-st Park farm, of Brandon, Vt., and
was driven Jy Carpenter. Those who claim
the horse was a "ringer" declared the
animal was campaigned three or four years
ago as Major Chew, and that he has a
record of t:14V
BRANDON. Vt , Sept. 15 -At ths Forest
Park farm tonight It was stated that Ad
vancer was a new horse on the race truo
this year and that he had never been en
tered under another narue In au event.
FATAL TORNADO AT KURWELL
One Ferton Known to Be Killed and One
l .,, E BU1LD,NGS WRECKED
Telephone Lines Are Down and It la
Impossible to Secure .Mews from
the Surrounding- Country
BCRWELL. Neb., Sept. 15-(Special Tel
egram.) A tornado passed over here at 6
o'clock this evening and completely de
stroyed the north part of town. Mrs. E.
B. McKlnney Is dead and Frank Hennlch
la In a critical condition. Mrs. Leeper and
Mrs. Dlnnell were also severely Injured. A
number of persons are seriously injured.
Several stores were completely de
stroyed. Loss unknown, but will be sev
eral thousand dollars.
The storm came from the northwest. All
telephone lines are down and Information
from the country Is hard to get.
Tracks Are Out .Near Beatrice.
BEATRICE, Neb., 8cpt. 15. (Special
Telegram.) Additional reports of the dam
age wrought by last night's storms con
tinue to pour In. The Union Pacific had a
mile pf track washed away al Rock cut.
below this city, and six feet of water Is
running through the depot at Holmesvllle.
The Rock Island lost 2,000 feet of track at
Bear Creek, and washouts are reported on
tho Burlington between here and Nebraska
City. Trains eaat on the Rock Island and
Burlington and south on the Union Pacific
have been abandoned. East and southeast
of here the Blue valley is flooded. Many
bridges have been washed away and the
loss to property will aggregate thousands
of dollars. The rainfall at Virginia, east
of here, was 6.50 Inches, aud at this point
Streams Out of Bank.
TECUMSEH. Neb., Sept. 15.-(Special
Telegram.) Heavy rains throughout the
week had filled- the ground with moisture
and when a three-inch rain fell during last
night It caused the Nemaha river, Badger
creek and Y'ankee creek to come out of
their banks. Miles of lowlands along the
streams are under water today and many
fields of corn have been ruined. In South
Tecumseh several families have been driven
from their homes and the water has come
up Into their houses. This condition pre
vails on Yankee creek. The farmers along
these streams have worked hard all day to
remove their stock and other property to
points of safety. Numerous bridges on the
public highway are reported washed out.
The Burlington Nebraska Clty-Holdrege
train was unable to proceed west from this
station today and it is reported that over
1,000 feet of track on the Burlington be
tween this city and Beatrice is washed out,
including one culvert. The rains of the
week put the county fair out of business
and today ths grounds were In very bad
condition. During the four days of the fair
not a race wu run, the trs-c,c being entirely
unfit for same.
Heavy Ratu at Schuyler.
BCHUYLER, Neb.. Sept. 16.-(Spec.lal Tel
egram.) A heavy rainstorm, accompanied
by a stiff breeze, visited here tonight.
About an Inch and a half of water fell In
an hour, flooding the streets. This makes
about seven Inches of water that has fallen
here In the past three days.
AUBURN, Neb.. Sept. 15. (Special.) Con
siderable damage has been reported wrought
by the lightning In the storm of yesterday
morning. One stroke hit the home of James
A. Asher. It hit the chimney In the center
of the house and did great damage to It and
the roof. It entered the house and shattered
the plaster In several places. Mrs. Asher
was knocked unconscious by the stroke.
The lightning passed from the house to the
barn, where there were five head of horses.
One wns killed. No scars were left on the
body, but the mane was shaved as clean ts
If cut by scissors. The hair from the mane
was driven Into the side of the doorposts,
five feet away.
Lightning also struck the home of Wil
liam M. Crlchton, tearing one corner off
and doing considerable damage to the In
terior. WAYNE, Neb, Sept. 15. (Special Tele
gram.) A heavy rain fell here tonight, ac
companied by lightning, but no particular
FATAL ST0RM IN KANSAS
Woman and Three Children Drown
In Destrnctlon of a Rail
KANSAS CITY. Sept. 15 An unusually
heavy rain storm, amounting almost to a
cloudburst In proportions and accompanied
by a high wind. In western Missouri and
eastern Kansas early yesterday caused
serious damage to property and the loss
of at least four lives. An average of four
Inches of water fell. All streams are ris
ing rapidly, but no great damage from this
source Is feared.
At Mawson, Kan., a woman and her
three children, names not given, were
drowned In the destruction of a railroad
ramp. A man and another child, members
of the same family, were forced to Spend
the night In a tree, from which they were
At Leavenworth, Kan., several store
fronts were blown in, the grandstand at
the race track was demolished, the roof
waa torn off the grandstand at the base
ball park and other minor damage was
At Lawrence, Kan., the river rose three
feet in a short space of time, several cul
verts were washed out, railway tracks
were submerged and Bowersock's dam was
At Gralnvllle. Kan., the Union Pacific
bridge was washed out.
Dozens of telegraph and telephone -poles
between Kansas City and Leavenworth and
Lawrence were blown down, stopping wire
and train service for many hours. Near
Lawrence several freight trains are stalled.
The damage in Kansas City was slight.
RAILWAYS OFFER SAME TERMS
Demands of Freight Handlers Will
Probably Ue Settled oa Basis
-of Last Year's Scale.
CHICAGO. Sept. 15-Efforts to bring
about an amicable adjustment of the trouble
existing between the Chicago freight hand
lers and the railroads were continued today.
The officials of the railroads who were
visited today by the committees stated that
they were not offering concessions of any
kind, hut were willing to agree to the work
ing conditions which existed last year. The
general belief tonight Is that the matter
will be adjusted along ths llnea suggested
by the railroads.
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for brnska Showrra and
Thondrrstorms Saturday. Sunday
1 In veattaa I Ina Insurance Affairs.
D. F Thompson Delays Ills Rrtnrn.
Fatal Tornado Strikes llnrwrll.
Severe Storm Sweeps Over Ity.
3 Fire In Fnse Factory la Fatal.
Rev. Gladden la Turned Down.
Indiana Ottlclal I'nder Arrest.
:t ea from All Parts of braaka.
4 Council's Dlanbedlence Chief Point
Fever Refusers Reach the orth.
5 Prisoners Escape from County Jail
41 Affairs at South Omaha.
T Tramway on the Kalhah Plain,
f) Man Who Has Won Many Wives.
Cost of Killing In War Is Heavy.
O Sew Yorkers Flarhtlna; Beef Trust.
Hungarians Demand the Suffrnae.
11 ftoaslp in the Political Field,
f.as Man Will Remain a Few Days.
13 Sportlna Events of the Day.
1 Financial and Commercial.
IS Council Uluffa and Iowa ewe.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdayi
"nr. Ilea. Hour. Ilea.
B a. m mm 1 p. m Tl
a. in (17 2 p. in fill
7 a. in 7 p. in tut
H a. m 7 4 p. n, 7f
a. ni till rt p. ni TO
1 a. m Ti A p. m 7:
11 a. ra 7 4 T p. m 73
1 T7 H p. m (Ill
9 p. in 417
AUTO FALLS FROM BRIDGE
Four Members of Party of Governor
Glenn of North Carolina Badly
Hurt at Wlnchendon, Mass,
WINCHENDON, Mass., Sept. 15-An auto
mobile containing members of the party
accompanying Governor R. B. Glenn of
North Carolina, plunged over a bridge on
the road to Royalston here today and
landed at the bottom of a ditch, pinioning
the occupants underneath. The Injured
J. C. McNeill, member of staff nf the
Charlotte, (N. C.) Observer; badly cut abojt
Guy Townsend of Wlnchendon; seriously
Selectman Henry A. Raymond of Wln
chendon; head cut and bruised.
Owen Ilnhan. lawyer of Wlnchendon:
knee Injured and back sprained.
The motor car containing Governor
Glenn was directly behind the automobile
which met with the accident and only the
prompt action of the chauffeuf avoided a
colllsslon between the two cars as the first
automobile swerved from Its course and
crashed Into the ditch, capsizing In Its
It Is believed that all the Injured will re
cover. Mr. Townsend was the most se
verely hurt, having three broken ribs and
a badly bruised head. "
ENGINEER DIESJN HIS CAB
Heart Disease Takes Employe of Erie
aa Train Reaches New
NSW YORK, Sept. U Engineer Merrltt
Turner dropped dead In the cab of his loco
motive early today Just as he was about o
apply the brakes to stop the Erie rail
road's Chlcsgo train known as the Pacific
Express at Deposit, N. Y. Fireman Ijtnd
saw the engineer's head suddenly drop to
one side of the cab window, out of which
he was leaning to peer through the dark
ness toward the switches of Deposit, which
were Just ahead. Immediately afterward
the engineer slid to the cab floor dead. The
big engine was already passing a switch
tower when the fireman reached the throt
tle, but he stopped the train at Its proper
place beside the station.
A physician said Turner died of heart
disease. Another engineer took his place
Immediately and the train proceeded.
FIGHT FOR SCHANDEIN ESTATE
Jacob Heyl, One of Iara-eat Heirs,
Arrested on Charae of Securing
MILWAUKEE, Wis, Sept. 15.-Jacnb
Heyl. one of the largest heirs of the estate
of Mrs. Llsette Schandein. daughter of"
Phillip Best and sister of Mrs. Frederick
I'ahst. was arrested by Sheriff Cnry on a
writ of ne exat Issued by Court Commis
sioner Hugh Ryan upon an affidavit of
Ella Frank and Emll Schandein, also heirs
of the estate. Heyl Is charged with secur
ing a large part of the estate through un
due Influence. The bonds were fixed at
$2V,000. Heyl Is quartered at the Hotel
Pftster, guarded by two deputy sheriffs. He
expects to be able to give bond tomorrow.
HONOR FOR THE PEACEMAKER
Public Square In Canton of Mnove,
Belgium, Named Place
NEW YORK. Sept. 15. The public square
of the Canton of Nlnove in Belgium has
been named Place Roosevelt by order of
the canton's legislative body, In admira
tion for Mr. Roosevelt's share In conclud
ing the peace treaty between Russia and
Japan. Announcement cf this honor to
the president will appear In tomorrow's
Issue of the Army and Navy Journal. The
new Roosevelt square, or Place Roose
velt, was formerly known as the Place
Communale de Nlnove.
DYNAMITER MELVIN CONVICTED
a Who Blew Ip Saloons at Iola
Kansas, Found Guilty of Steal.
IOLA, Kan., Sept. 15 C. L. Melvln, who
blew up with dynamite three saloons here
July 10, was convicted today of robbing
the magazine of the Kansas-Portland Ce
ment company of the dynamite with which
he blew up the Red Light, Blue Front and
Eagle saloons. Melvln Is liable to an In
determinate sentence of twelve years.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Sept. IS.
At New York Arrived: Campania, from
Liverpool; Philadelphia, from Southampton;
Pretoria, from Hamburg. Sailed: Cedric,
for Liverpool: Numldlun. for Glasgow.
At Manchester Arrived : Caledonian,
At Liverpool Arrived : Sylvanla and Re
public, from Boston. Sailed: Celt!.- and
Teutonic, for New York.
At Olascow Arrived: Carthaginian, from
At Antwerp Arrived : Marquette, from
At Dover -Sailed: Hamburg, for New
At Copenhagen Arrived: Oscar II, from
At Movllle-Sailed: Parisian, for New
At Queenstomn Arrived : Lucanla, from
At Genoa Arrived: Koenlg Altiert, from
At Plymouth Arrled: Blucher, from
TORRENTS OF RAIN
Wont Storm of the Beaton Strikes Omaha
Shorily Af er Ttrk.
HIGH WINDS ACCOMPANY THE RAIN
Dodge Eotel is Unroofed end Enilding ii
LIGHTNING STRIKES ARLINGTON BLOCK
Many Plate Glasi Window! Blown in and
STREET CARS ARE STOPPED FOR A TIME
As I anal Durlnsr lllah Winds BUN
boards Are Blown Down and
Lives of People En
Omaha and surrounding country were
treated to another souse from the rain god
last evening. It was a million-dollar rain
marked down to about two-six-bits.
Conditions during the day were such as
warranted the Oldest Inhabitant and the
Careful Observer in agreeing that rain was
likely, and along about 5 o'clock In the
evening the clouds broke loose. With mo
mentary lapses the deluge continued until
nearly 11 o'clock. No accurate measure of
the amount of water that fell could be ob
tained last night, but it waa certainly the
heaviest and wettest rain of the season
locally. Numerous meetings throughout
the city were broken up by the storm,
which was most vigorous about the time
folks were getting ready to go out. Shortly
before 11 o'clock another terrific downpour
ensued, apparently exhausting the supply
for the time at least, for then ensued the
longest time between showers of the even
Inn;. During the early part of tho storm tho
wind varied from southwest to south, but
the latter end brought the rain from the
north on the wings of a gale, and dashed
It with frightful fury against all exposed
objects. Along with the rain was a most
Impressive display of lightning, accom
panied by deafening peals of thunder, the
wholo making the storm a terrifying spec
tacle. Travel was greatly Impeded by the storm,
although the trolley cars were kept going
back and forth on nearly schedule time
except for a short time. Not many people
ventured out, and they were drenched In
every Instance, for the wind and rain
defied raincoat and umbrella alike.
Tho unraved streets suffered quit a
little from washouts. Excavations for
buildings were flooded, and quite a little
minor hurt was done In this way. The
telegraph lines to the east of Omaha were
seriously Interrupted at times by the llght
nliia Dodge Hotel t'nroofed.
The roof of the building occupied by the
Dodge European hotel. Thirteenth and
Dodge streets, was almost entirely blown
off, and people occupying the rooms of tho
hotel were compelled to flee for their Uv.
The fire department was called, and the
police put up ropes around the building,
as It Is feared the structure will collapse.
The Megeath Stationery company suffered
the loss of a large plate glass window In
the front of Its place at 1421 Farnam street.
The window on the Sixteenth side of the
Sherman & McConnell Drug company. Six
teenth and Dodge streets, was blown in
and a considerable amount of goods dam
aged. The windows of the Omaha Pack
age Creamery company and the Omaha
Tent and Awning company also suffered
the less of plate glass. The Huteson
Optical company Is also the loser of a
plate glass window, and the Red Lion sa
loon at Fifteenth and Dodge streets la out
a window. A large window was also
blown from the Millard hotel barroom,
while the door of the Moran saloon at
Thirteen and Dodge streets was blown In.
At the M. E. Smith A Co.'s shirt fac
tory at Eleventh and Douglas streets sev
eral windows on the north side were broken
by the wind snd rnin and considerable
damage done to goods.
The large sign of Joseph Frenzer, Jeweler
at Fifteenth and Dodge was blown down
and narrowly missed a pedestrian.
On Cuming street belween Twenty-fourth
and Thirty-fourth streets, sign boards,
trees and other things Uttered the streets.
Mud on Car Tracks.
Of the car lines perhaps the most serious
damage was to the Harney line on Thirty,
third between California and Cuming
streets, where the rain washed mud over the
tracks making the line at this place almost
Impassable. The mud on the track waa
fully four lnchs thick and It was with
difficulty that the cars were finally able to
proceed. Out on North Twenty-fourth
street cars werr stopped by trees and signs
blowing on the tracks. The Dodge line on
North Thirtieth and on Ike street west
of Twenty-fourth was abandoned, and ears
were not run over this tine until after
Nearly Drowns la Bed.
Mrs. Marguerite Dillon, an old woman
who lives In a hut down a hollow near
Thirty-third and Cass streets, had tha
novel experience of being nearly drowned
In her own bed while she lay sleeping after
the storm last night. Mrs. Dillon Is 74
years old and says that she has lived In
this one house for over eighteen years, but
the rain of last night was too much for
the unsubstantial little shack. The water
came Into her house and stood fully four
feet deep on the outside, the water literally
floating the bed upon which Mrs. Dillon
lay. Some of the neighbors ran to the
place In the thickest of the storm, but Mrs.
Dillon absolutely refused to lesve her little
home. Borne one telephoned to the police
station and Officer Davis was sent to In
vestigate. When the officer arrived he
found Mrs. Dillon peacefully sitting on the
edge of the tied and absolutely refused to
be taken away. Officer Davis waded Into
the water and carried the woman out and
she was taken to the police station, where
she Is being cared for. Tl.e old women
fought the officer and said that she would
not leave her home. She Is 74 years old
and makes a living by raising chickens.
Conrt House Flooded.
At the courthouse the rain flooded the en
trances to the basement and poured in
umler the doors until an Inch of water
stood on the floor The clerks In the as
sessor's office were working at the books
when the water began to cover the floor.
When the storm was at Its height the elec
tric lights went nut and left the building In
total darkness. The clerks and the watch
man fcklrmlshed around In the dark until
they found the gasjets In the halls and
The top floor of the Arlington block. Six
teenth and Dodge streets, waa struck by
lightning and a great deal of damage done
to the building and contents. Ths fire de
partment ls called, but Uksir aervicce
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