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TAFT STARTS HOME
Secretary of War and Party Bail from
leioum cn the Korea.
RECEPTION AT THE AMERICAN CONSULATE
Uiu Alice BooneTelt and Fri i'a Will Re
torn on the Biearr- ?ia.
F.IOTS ARE , NOT
Mr. Tali Saya the
tioai Are L' jrated.
EFEECT OF THE CHINESE BOYCOTT
Natives Want American Ooodi Badly
and Merchants Hare Lost FH
Itrii Millions by the
YOKOHAMA, Sept. 17. -Secretary nf War
Tart anil party nailed at 3 o'clock this after
noon for San Francisco on the steamer
Korea amid Japanese enthusiasm. Secre
tary Taft was given a reception this after
noon at the American consulate by the
local merchants. Before sailing Secretary
Taft said that he thought that reports of
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had been greatly exaggerated In America. '
He and his party had travelled all trhough
Japan and had found no trace of any antl
forilgn or anti-American feeling. While a
prominent American party had been In a
Toklo mob he thousht that It was because
the parly happened to be caught In the mob ;
and not because they were Americana,
Other churches besides American churche. !
had been burned. There was a special
reason In each case, but no general anti
foreign feeling- was responsible.
Secretary Taft said that he had examined
the Chinese boycott closely. The Chinese,
he fcald, want American goods badly and
lavli g already lost $15,400,000 by the boy
cott a.e finding that trley are cutting off
their nose to spite their face.
Miss Alice Roosevelt will return home on
.he steamer Siberia.
The local situation continues quiet.
Sntlafaetlon In Toklo.
TOKIO. 8ept. 17.-4:40 p. in. The resig
nation of Minister Youhikwa has been re
ceived with satisfaction by the Intelligent
class. The J1J1 deems his action proper as
the minister of a constitutional govern
ment. The thoroughfares and government build
ings remain under military guard but there
a no sign of disorder anywhere.
. Japanese .Naval Paymasters Minrt.
TOKIO, Sept. 177 p. m. The Informa
:ion has been m ide public that three naval
paymasters have einUzzleu $l'i5,auu of gov
The announcement has been calmly re
ceived by the public, but the knowledge
that the commission of the crime extended
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over the period of a ear without d.s-
covery may. It is said, cause a feeling of ,
distrust and uneasiness toward the naval'
administration and furniBh a weapon lo
the political parties that are opposing
D1aV Mantua of Treaty. '
ST. PETERSBURG. Sept. 17. Emperor
Nicholas with the empress and their chil
dren and Grand Duke Alexis started to
day on a cruise In Finnish waters. They
are ex pec tea to return luwaru me enu oi ,
the week, inciuueu in tne emperors suue
are General Huron Fredericks aide-de-camp
to his majesty, and Admiral BirllefT. min
ister of marine. The cruise Is to be simply
a p.eaaure trip. The emperor's absence
from St. Petersburg will probably delay
the signing of the peace treaty.
The Russian losses In ships at Port
Arthur, Vladivostok and the Sea of Japan
according to official statistics published this
inornlnar. amount to 1113.000.0UO
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I j j h, i t. to a lyvrtDi Lr.i i i j ilia, llie iUI
publicly explained by Mr. Wyndhani in the folk navy yard will in future get more work
NEW YORK, Kept. 17. What effect the i House of Commons, was practically j than it Is now securing. This of course
war in the far east will have upon the , approved and accepted as sufficient and I will hold good at all government navy
propagation of the Christian religion In i satisfactory by both landlords and tenants, j yards, where there Is depth of water suf
Japan was the subject of a lecture at the . The reason why the arrangement was ! ficlent to float a large vessel from ths ways
West Branch young Men s cnnstian asso-
elation by Dr. lbuka, president of an In-
titutlon of learning In Toklo and himself a j with third parties the big financiers of ! of naval vessels employed by the govern
Chrlstiaa. j London whose co-operation was always ment at its various yards and those under
That tbe recent outbreak In Toklo and I sought and waa Indeed necessary in such j assignment and working under private con
the attack upon the churches was the re- transactions. The present position seemed tract as in the test case now In progress
suit of merely a local feeling and did not j to be that the government could not ob- In the construction of the two great battle
represent any widespread anti-foreign or ! tain more money for the purposes of the ships mentioned Ms attracting the liveliest
antl-Christtan sentiment in the empire was
the assertion of the lecturer. Dr. Ibuka
For more than 800 years the practice nf
. Christian relivion in Jnruin waa nm.
the Christian religion in Japan was pro
hiblied under tha death penalty, and It has
been only about thlrty-Ilve years since this
law was repealed. Is it surprising that
there are still a few fanatics in the capital
who are prejudiced against Christianity?'
When the war which Russia first forced
iinon Japan beaan 1 and my fellow Chris
tians In Japan were uneasy for fear that j
the struggle should result in a lasting ani
mosity toward the Christian religion in the
empire. At first the cry was raised that it
was a struggle of Buddhism against Chris
tianity and the Russians did many things
to foster this sentiment, but It wss not
long until this Illusion was dispelled and
the people were brought to see that re
ligion and religious beliefs had no part tn
Already China bas become aroused to the
fact that It has much to learn nd It Is
seeking this knowledge from Japan rather
than from European countries. Hundreds
of the young men of Japan are taking posi
tions as Instructors In the Chinese Institu
tions of learning and hundreds of the young
men of China are coming to the colleges of
Japan for Instruction. It Is vitally neces
sary that the voung men should be taught
the truths of the Christian religion If It Is
to be spread In China.
Dr. Ibuka aaid that tha reports which hsd
been published that Admiral Togo had em
braced the Christian religion were untrue
and that the admiral had never professed
Taksklra to Visit Home.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Sept. 17 -The
Japanese minister. Mr. Takahlra, expecta
to sail for his home in Japan tn a few
weeks to Join Mmi. Takahlra. who haa
been over there for nearly two year.
FAIRBANKS AND HANLEY SPEAK
Corneratone at Sew Pythian Tempi
at Indianapolis Laid With In.
' poalna; Cereaaoalrs.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Sept. 17.-The lay
ing of the cornerstone of tha local Knights
of Pythias new building here this afternoon
was Inaugurated with a parade.
After the laying of the cornerstone.
which took place at I U p. m.. addresses
were made by Grand Chancellor George W.
Powell, Mayor lloltsman. Governor Hanley
and Vice President Fairbanks.
Mr. Fairbanks received an enthuslastio
reception when he arose to speak. Ha said
ha was glad to be present to participate
In this historic event of the local order of
the Knights of Pythias in the laying of the
cornerstone of their new building; that the
order waa organised at a fortunate period.
coming aa It did at tha close of a great con
fiict. some two score years ago.
At the conclusion of Mr. Fairbanks
speech tha entire audieaoa Joined lo alnxing
TURKISH TROOPS. SELL ARMS
Mfa Sent Acalnat Arabian Rebel
Mill Sot Flaht Aaalnst True
CONSTANTINOPLE, pept 17-Ppeclal
Cablegram to The Ree.i -Recent everts In
the Yemen have had a painful effect upon
the whole of the Turkish empire In general,
but more especially upon Palestine. The
troops that a few inon'h aao marched to
the relief of Sara s, which after all was
taken by the Insurgents, were principally
Aravn from thei Xfnslem n.mlli :l t Ion nf Pal-
estlne. Raxir reports, confirmed. It Is said,
, by returned prisoners, whom the victorious
I rebels allowed to escape Into the Aden ter
ef DemOMtra- j rttory, and who have returned to their re
spective villages, represent the troops from
Syria as absoljtely refusing to light against
their co-religionists. As they were liter
ally starving, the Turkish commissary
being of a notoriously unsatisfactory char
acter. It Is alleged that they actually sold
their arms In order to purchase food. In
these circumstances the porte has been
obliged to send new troops drawn from
other provinces In order to fight the In
surgents. The Palestine peasantry has been
plunged into mourning on account of rela
tives lost during the campaign. One vil
lage alone containing about X souls, which
sent forty-six men to the front, has re
ceived word that eleven of the latter have
fallen and nineteen are missing. The loss
by death falls entirely upon the Moslem
population, it having been the policy of
the Mohamedan rulers to exclude Jews
and Christians from the army. Of course
the Jews and the Christians are heavily
taxed fur the support of the ami) , but this
Is an entirely different matter. But as a
result of this taxation many of the He
brews and the Christians have been forced
to leave the country. It Is reported that
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f Jala hlrty-flve families left for
America. Th.s emigration, however, until
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only Increased the burden that had to be
borne by the special religious community
to which the emigrants belonged and which
was responsible to the government for the
taxes, especially the military tax, payable
for those who thus left their birth place.
Although in his famous hatt-i-humayun,
l!6. Sultan Abdul Medjld promised that
all subjects of the pone should enjoy equal
privileges, and that Christians should be
permitted to serve as soldiers, yet the gen
eral eflect of the edict was to rouse suspi
cion and distrust amongst Christians and
Moslems alike, and w the provisions of
the Halt have never been carried out.
PLANNING FUNDSF0R ifi ELAND
Uutl Owners Hold Meeting to Dlacuaa
the Operation of the I'ur
Dl'BLlN, Kept. 1". it-pedal Cablegram tu
The, Bi'ii)-At the recent, convention of
the illsn laud owners, the Duke of Aber
corn presided. The chairman referred lo
Ine report ot the executive committee, in
; which it was pointed out that the must
pressing matter for consideration was to
try and ascertain what could be done to
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inni uiBjwiuj uvinccu me applications
for advance under the land act ot IM. and
the funds which had been provided fur
meeting these advance., That Jit aid wa
a moot serious problem, and it was up
setting the calculations and estimates upon
which many hundreds of estates had been
practically sold. The necessity for deal
ing with it had been recognized by the
fovnnient. bat their proposals were un-
fortunately of a character which would ,
have ertailed a considerable loss of capital ;
upon any vendors who accepted them, ,
and consequently a great majority of
vendors naturally viewed them with dls-
favor Worst of ail the government ulti- j
nmuij uniiiu iint'ii ufiiit.ij iu it'i Uie fct'S-
8ion romc lo aa end wiilmut dealing with
th nhttot at nil.
cntral ,,,.,,., arrangement ..,nh ..,
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puDiiciy eniDouieu in tne act. as tu v ami
, practically ninaing on tne government was
that they were made through the treasury
, act before next January unless it entered
; into some new arrangement with the usual
financial people there, and subject to the 1
same condition, it could not ask the city
to agree to the raising of more than
another $25,000,000 between now and Novem
ber L 1.
FRENCH OFFICER IN TROUBLE
Anthor of Sovrl Faces Challeagea and
the Scorn of Fair
PARIS. Sept. 17. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) Lieutenant Huet, formerly of
the Seventy-eighth line regiment, now re
tired, seems to have drawn a hornet's nest
about him with ' a book of his called
Wooden Swords and Guns of Straw," a
violent satire on garrison life. He haa al
ready been wounded In one duel by Lieu
tenant Cadlot. Now General Sahatler, for
merly colonel of the Seventy-eighth at
Limoges, Is waiting until M. Huet Is well
again to challenge him In his turn. After
that three officers of the Twenty-Hrst Light
cavalry and four of the Twentieth dragoons
will send him cartels. If he is wounded
each time It will take him about twelve
months to satisfy the honor of his adver
saries. Finally the women are Joining In the hue
and cry. The wife of one officer la bringing
an action for libel against M. Huet and ac
cording to appearances for some- time to
come when he Is not fighting duels he will
be fighting lawsuits.
PICTURES WERE MISLEADING
French Police Chief Arrests Fire Men
Where but One Was
PARIS. Sept. 17 (Special Cablegram to
The Bee. Anthropometry does not seem
to be always Infallible. The Paris Scot
land Yard, wanting a missing thief, had
proofs drawn of six photographs of the
man taken In different positions some time
before. They were sent with careful speci
fications of body measurements, marks,
finger prints and so on to various parts of
France. The head Paris office haa Just re
ceived from the local chief of police In a
small town the following complacent letter:
Photographs of the accused persons,
whom you desired m to trace duly at
hand I am happy to be able to Inform you
that I have succeeded In arresting five of
them, whom I now have under look and
key. My best detective assures me that he
Is on the track of the sixth man and that
Jte will certainly capture tlm before kin.
RACE TO BUILD BIC SHIPS
Louisiana and Connecticut G Hecl-and-Neck
IMPORTANT ISSUE TO BE DECIDED
(Juration InTnltrd la Whether fnclc
Sam Can Bolld Warship More
Advantaa-eonsly Than a
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 17. (Special.) Aa
the work on the battleships Connecticut and
loulslana grows nearer the finishing point,
the rare that Is on between their builders
aesinies more and more the characteristics
of an eyelash finish In a hotly contested
horse race The stake that is up is a big
one and the spectators are the thousands
throughout the civilized world who are in
terested in matters pertaining to naval
As has been told before congress wanted
to decide whether a warship could be built
more advantageously by private contract or
by the government itself In Its own ship
yards. To accomplish this it was decided
to put out one battleship through private
contract and to construct one other at a
government navy yard. The New York
navy yard was assigned the task of build
ing, the Connecticut and the Newport News
Shipbuilding company was awarded the
contract to construct the Louisiana. It
was understood there was to be a race from
the first and both sides settled down to
make the best showing possible.
Louisiana Takes the Lend.
For a while it looked as If the Ixuiislans,
would be finished away ahead of the Con
necticut, it was launched first and had a
splendid lead. Then the Connecticut began
making gains and about four months am
it had overtaken and passed the Ixiulslana.
Since then the race has been neck and neck,
first one vessel being ahead and then fho
other. Each monthly report of the htirean
of construction and repair of the Navy de
partment has shown a close contest. Last
month the Connecticut was in the lad,
having taken the place of the Louisiana
during the month preceding the issuance of
the monthly statement. At that time the
Connecticut was 83.67 per cent completed
and the Louisiana fl.Sl per cent, or nearly
1 per cent behind. Since then fhe builders
of the Louisiana have got busy and have
taken the lead away from the Connecticut
again and lengthened It considerably In
their own behalf since the last monthly
statement was given out.
The new statement issued today shows
that on September 1 the Louisiana wan 86.10
rer cent completed and the Connecticut 86.15
per cent. The work of the Connecticut pro
gressed 2.48 per cent during the month of
August and that of the Louisiana 3.59 per
cent. This shows that the Louisiana gained
1.11 per cent on the Connecticut during the
month, or, In other words, that one and a
half times as much work was done on the
Louisiana as was done on the Connecticut.
At that ratio the Louisiana would win out
by a considerable margin. But It Is not
safe to predict that this will be done. The
outcome will be In doubt until the end. and
even then it will require the ana'.. sis nf
naval experts and the trying out of the
boats, thenixolvea to tell just what tlia jt
result has been.
t nlon Labor Interested.
There is much at stake In the contest.
If the results of it shall show that the
I government can build Its own battleships !
I itiiiva a .1 n t .1 cr..,i - I !-.,. . K - i
traotor8 could do there 1. little room to
doub, that npreafter there will be more i
aI1(1 more v8els bullt by tne government.
Rnn ,st a. nmnv le.. hv r,nvtt, .,,.. !
Vnlon labor Is interested deeply In the out-
COIne, a9 government navy yards are
essentially conducted on open shop princi'
If the result of the contest shall be to
the advantage of the government navy
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after It has been constructed.
; come of the race between the constructors
Interest among naval officers and naval
'. constructors throughout the world.
! OPENS FIRE ON FISHINR Tllfi
! wl a. WIS IWIIII1U IUU
Boat from Erie, Pa., Riddled with
Small Shells by Canadian
ERIE, Pa., Sept. 17. The fourth of the
fish tug incidents of the past week took
place In midlake Erie today when the Can
adian cruUer Vigilant riddled the big steam
tug Harry B. Barnhurst with shells from
the rifles of the patrol boat. Captain Nick
Fasel of the tug admitted after he escaped
that the Vigilant could hava sent It to
the bottom If Captain Dunn had so de
sired. They ran more than eight miles
under full head of steam before they
crossed the boundary line and escaped
from the Canadians.
More than thirty shots struck the ves
sel, ar.d of these fifteen of the small shells
landed with telling effect bn the upper
parts, so that the boat careened to one
side with the mass of wreckage when It
came Into port. Two fishermen were cut
in the face by splinters shot away by the
The Barnhurst, according to Captain
Fajel. was about five miles over the line,
drawing nets, when the Vigilant appeared.
The other Erie tugs, the Alma, Valiant
and the Boyd, were closer to the line and
ran away when the chase started. Captain
Dunn ordered the Barnhurst to stop, but
Instead of doing so Captain Fasel put on
full steam and started for the line. He
took a southwesterly direction and could
not be headed by the Vigilant.
TABLE ROCK. Neb., Sept. 17. SpeclaI )
The building occupied by A. K. Tlllotson
as a furniture and hardware store was
totally destroyed by Are this morning. A
small portion of the stock waa saved. Tbe
lose Is about J1.SV There waa no Insur
ance on the building and only $400 on the
High Prlee for Lambs.
CASPER. Wyo.. Sept. 17 (Special. )J. A.
Delfrlder. a member of the State Board of
Sheep Commissioners, haa received the
highest price ever paid for Wyoming lambs
A few days ago he sold I.SW lambs that
averaged sixty-eight pounds for f4 eente
per pound, or a total of U.74 per head. This
sale Indicates the strong competition which
prevails at present in the lamb market, and
the Indications are that feeder will be
called upon to pay even higher prices for
slock 10 Oil their yards thla fioiir,
PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY.
A primary election to nominate
candidates for county ntticrs on
both democratic and republican
tickets will take nlace next Tues
day, SeptrmlMT 1W.
The election will bf conducted,
by regular election officers and a
registration of voters for (he No
vember election will le lind at
the sani'e time and places.
The noUinti place which have
been denienated In each voting
district will le opened aa follows:
In Omaha B . in. to 0 p. ni.
In South Omaha. Ha. in. to 1 p. ni.
In country iircclnct
12 ii to 9 p. m.
Separate official ballots for re
publicans and democrats will be
furnished at each voting place,
each duly registered voter being
entitled to a rei"ibllc!n or demo
cratic ballot, according as he de
clared his party affiliations as re
publican or democratic at the last
The names on the offlclnl ballot
under the respective headings will
he rotated In tlielr order, so that
each name will appear M the top
on successive ballot In turn. This
will require special care on the
part of the voters and the reading
of each name before making the
X mark. .Voters who cannot read
may have their tickets marked ac
cording to their directions by the
The candidates receiving a
plurality of the votes cast by those''
affiliating with tho same political
party will be the nominees of their
respective parties for the offices to
which they are aspiring.
DOUBLE TRAGEDY IN INDIANA
Harry Hohman ot Hammond Shoot
Woman Who Jilted Him and
Takes Ilia Own Life.
CROWN POINT, Ind., 8ept. lT.-Harry
Hohman of Hammond, Ind., scion of a
wealthy family, angered because his fiancee
of five years had married Charles Jean
nette of Steger, 111., today in the presence
of many persons fired four bullets into his
former sweetheart's heart and then killed
Miss Ida Taylor had been betrothed to
Hohman for five years, but two weeks ago
she was married to Jeannette. She was a
beautiful woman and had been connected
with a summer resort hotel before her mar
riage. She and her husband lived at this
Vowing vengeance, Hohman came to
Crown Point Sflturduv anil secured a room
at the hotel wherP le jPann,.t.8 stayed.
j Thl, af(prnoon Mrs. Jeannette went to
the bark VHrd and Hohman followed her.
I As she turn(,d to face him. Hohman drew
ja magailne revolver and fired four shots
' at tne WOman. As she fell dead amidst
; the tartled crbs of the summer boarders,
who rush,i to see whence the shots came,
( Holimnn fired two bullets Into his breast
and fell dead beside the woman's body. Aa
Miss Taylor, Mrs. JeataieUe had worked at
various summer resort hotels, always being
remarked upon for the striking beauty of
her face and the symmetry of her -form.
Several persons say they heard Hohman
lament the loss of his betrothed and vow to
trill her unrt himself. All tile Slimmer hotel
are rilled with persons on vacations and
excitement ran high as new of the tragedy
spread about the lake shore,
FEVER STILL ON THE WANE
Twenty-fonr Sew Caaea and Two
Deaths Heported nt Men Or
NEW ORLEANS. Sept. 17. Yellow fever
report to 6 p. m. Sunday:
New cases 24
Total to date 2,571
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1'nder treatment 3i3
Cases discharged 1.913
The comparatively few cases reported to
day was an additional encouragement to
those In charge of the fever campaign.
Among the new cases Is Dr. C. M.
Shanely of Baratarla, the physician who
1 is In charge of the district of upper
Haratarla. In Jefferson parish. He re
ported the existence of the fever In that
territory and waa placed In charge by the
State Board of Health. He moved to that
territory from North Dakota a few years
ago and owns a smnll plantation there.
He came to the city Sunday morning and
was taken to the Emergency hospital. He
has only a light case. Two cases were re
ported from the Charity hospital, which
came from Stardcr, La., which Is In
Tanglpahoe parish. Just across the lake
from New Orleans.
The country reports were: ' Kenner, 7
new cases and 1 death; La Fourch Cross
ing, i new cases; La Rose, 1 death;
Tallulah. 9 new cases; Baratarla, 6 new
caie, ierre none (two days), a new
COMMISSIONS ON INSURANCE
Board f Inqnlry Will Look Into Fees
Alleged to Be Paid to High
NEW YORK, Sent. 17.-A forthcoming
phase of the legislative Insurance inquiry
will be the Investigation of the percentages
received by the high Insurance officials on
business wrl'ten In addition to their sal
aries and fees. The committee. It Is said
has received communications declaring that
It has been the custom of officers in large
companies to receive such percentages and
As regards the rumor that J. P. Morgan
may be called to testify before the com
mittee. Assemblyman Eira P. Prentice, the
secretary of the committee, said todayi
The committee will have no hesitation
In calling on Mr. Morgan or any other man
to testify if it believes his tesflmorti- Is
essential to the Inquiry or if he is tne ihian
best oualined to furnish the committee the
Information It seeks. In the light of the
Hearings up 10 nae. 1 see no reason why
Mr. Morgan should be called.
Asked as to the rejort that Cornelius
Bllsa may lie asked to furnish a list of all
contributions received by the Republican
National committee from life insurance
companies, Mr. Prentice said:
I believe that a list of anv contributions
so made will be furnished by the Insurance
companies inemseives and tiiat there will
be no need lo call on the treasurers of any
Sons of Veterans Meet Today
OETTYHIil'KO. Pa . Sept 17 -Tomorrow
the national encanipmert of the Sons nf
Veterans will liedn ( n every regular train
entering tne city great crowds from a!l
over the country, are arriving. This after
noon a long special train of Pulln.an cars
arrived from Chicago with about nr-
rui"u.rlhe "lrU r' U Cked Uh
JOHN RILEY A DEFAULTER
Voce Order Cashier at Omaha Poit office
SHORTAGE OF MN. HUNDRED DOLLARS
Left Office nt Nimii on Satnrday
Gave Himself I p In f onnell
lllnlTa on Snnday
Jofvn Riley, who until Saturday was
cashier of the money order department at
the thnaha p'stofflce. Is under arrest,
charged with the embezzlement of $S""X No
explanation of his actions Is given by him.
and the pitofnre authorities are at a loss
to understand the situation.
Klley was In company with a friend at
the Elks' club house, in Council HlulTs.
when placed under arrest. He appeared
somewhat surprised, but declined to make
any statement beyond admitting that
there was possible shortage in his ae.
counts. He was taken back to Omaha
by Inspector Moore and Petectlve Rich
ardson. Riley was carrying a 32-calibre
revolver In his hip pock"t when taken Into
Ripley left the office Saturday at noon
fur his usual lunch and did not return.
When o'clock came Fostofflce Inspector
Moore and Sinclair began to look Into the
matter. Thfy found Riley's accounts
short about fnon. An officer was sent to his
house at Twenty-seventh and Hurt streets,
but his wife had not s-en him since morn
ing. His mother, who lives on North Sev
enteenth street, was stunned to hear that
he had disappeared. Every place in the
city where it was thought he might have
hidden was visited, but he was not found.
Was WIIIInK to Return.
Last night Riley telephoned over from
Council Bluffs to Assistant Postmaster
Woodward, being willing to give hlmseif
up. He had been arrested by Petectlve
Richardson of Council Bluffs, who had no
tlced him and who later brought him to
Omah.l. Inspector Moore took charge of
Riley when he was brought to this side
and placed him In the county Jail. Riley
acted as though he wanted to give him
self up and seemed In a rather dazed con
dltlon. Ha made no explanation of his
conduct beyond saying the money had
gone for living expenses. It Is said In
his defense that he had always supported
his aged parents, and since his father's
death has supported his mother, while he
has lived In a separate home with his
Mr. Woodward said last night that
Riley's flight had probably been hastened
by the ftct that he was to have gone on
his annual vacation on Monday, when It
was certain that his shortage would have
been discovered. It Is uncertain how long
the shortage has existed, and It may be
that he took the money all at one time,
but this is not thought likely. He had ac
cess to many thousands of dollars each
day. as all the money order cash passed
through his hands. A more detailed In
vestigation will be made today.
Old Employe of OfDee.
Riley Is about 35 years of age. He bas
been in the employ of the Omaha post
office for seventeen years, and all that !
time 1n the money order department. He
was considered absolutely trustworthy. As
sistant Postmaster Woodward declared
himself at a loss to understand the man's
actions of Saturday, for he had always
thought him one of the most trusty men
In the po'lcnT"- ha been married
only a year. His father Is dead. When
his aged mother heard the news she be
came almost heartbroken. Neither she
or the wife knew of any circumstances
which might hava Impelled Riley to take
BODY IS AGAIN IDENTIFIED
Man Fonnd Hanttlntr to Tree ear
Sew York ow Said to Be
MAMARONECK. N. Y., Sept. 17-The
body of the young man who was found
hanging from the limb of a tree near here
was positively Identified tonight by W. W.
Caswell, a New York broker, who lives at
Quaker Ridge, as Otto Schullomann, his
Schullomann's friends say he was de
spondent and told several persons he in
tended to kill himself. It was believed
yesterday that the man was William King,
son of a cotton mill owner of Augusta, Ga.
Mrs. J. W. Wndsworth.
BLAIR. Neb.. Sept. 17. iSpeclal.) Mrs.
J. W. Wadsworth, aged SO years, died at
her residence In this city at 10 o'clock last
evening. With her late husband she moved
to Blair In 1SS2. She leaves two sons and
two daughters, C. W. Wadsworth of Kan
sas City, and J. G. Wadsworth of Council
Bluffs. Mrs. W. H. Martin of Blair and
Mrs. A. A. Wilcox of Vinnvrota, Minn.
Mrs. Wadsworth had been a lifelong mem
ber of the Congregational church and the
funeral services will be conducted at the
church by Rev. J. W. Tarkln, aaslsted by
Rev. O. A. Axtell of this church, and In
terment will made in the Blair cemetery
at 3 30 o'clock on Monday afternoon.
Samuel Dewey, one of the old settlers of
Wahoo. Neb, died at the Wise Memorial
hospital, Sunday afternoon. His death was
due to malignant cancer of the stomach.
His burial will occur In Wahoo. One of
ills daughters was formerly a nurse in the
Meihodlst hospital in this city.
Mr. Glle Mead.
BLAIR. Neb., Sept. 17. (Special.) Mrs.
Mead, aged 78 years, wife of the late Giles
Mead, died at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. C. B. Bunn, five miles north of Blair
on Friday evening. The funeral services
were held this afternoon from the Meth
odlst church In this city. Rev. Duholm of
tha Herman Baptist church officiating. 8h
came to Nebraska In 1A66 with her hue
John W. Shaw.
TEKAMAH. Neb. Sept. 17 (Speciul.i-
jonn w. diisw. as-., . ...u ..e. imunni
of this county, died this morning of p?raly
sis. The deceased was taken sick Friday
and had been unconscious up to last night
General Daniel W. Benham.
TIFFIN. O., Sert. 17. Brigadier General
Daniel W. Benham, V. 8. A . died suddenly
of apoplexy here today aged OT. He en
listed as a volunteer In ISril and was placed
on the retired list in July, lifts.
Mr. Sell Bnrgeaa.
NEW YORK. Sept. 17. -Mrs. Nell Bur
gess, wife of the actor and niece of J. H.
Stoddard, died early today at her home In
Highlands. N. J.
Glanders at Saratoga, Wyo.
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. Sept. 17 (Special. )
Glanders ha broken out among horses
at Saratoga and also In Crook county.
Stat Veterinarian Deabury will tak
prompt measures to si amp out tha dis
j eaM. ju Saratoga over fifty horse hav
1 b Uled auxin, tbe past few w-k.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Forecast for elmkn shower Mon
day fooler In West Portion.
Trmperntnres nt Omnhn Yeaterdayi
K a. m tt p. ni 74
la. m ltd 2 p. tn T
T n. m K1 .7 . ni 77
tn T 4 . m 7!
n. in ft p. nt TS
lOn.m fti n, p. til 71
11 . m Tl 7 1. m TTt
13 m 7.1 p. ni 7ii
n p. m 71
MURDER MYSTERY IS SOLVED
Ilorir of filrl Fonnd ear fw York
Identified nnd a Snspert Placed
t nder rret.
NEW YORK, Spt. 1 Coroner O'Gor
man late this evening Issued a warrant
for the arrest of Joseph Girard. a driver,
charging him with the murder of Augusta
Pfelffer, the J.' year-old girl, whose body
was found In Pelham road, in the Bronx,
Coroner O'Gorman said: "We have
traced the movements of Girard up to the
time of the murder and up to Ji feet of
the place We have also traced the move
ments of the girl up to 8:30 o'clock on
Wednesday night, when she hoarded a
Throgg Nock car. The two undoubtedly
met. The man's clothing has been found
In the home of Mrs Julia R. McMahnn
of relham road, near Eastern boulevard.
and consists of overalls and Jumper. These j
are smeared with blood. The last seen of
Girard was when he left home on Thurs
day morning at o'clock."
The warrant charges Girard with homi
cide. Edward Harned, a hack driver, and
Julia McMahnn have twen committed to
the House of Detention as witnesses.
The body of the young woman found
under what Is known as "The Haunted
Oak," Just off Pelham road. In tho
Bronx Saturday, was Identified today
as that of Augusta Pfelffer. Z: years
old. whose home was In Pelham road, only
a few hundred yards from the spot where
her body lay. She was the stepdaughter
of William Pfelffer. who was also her uncle,
her mother's first husband having been
Pfelffer's brother. Owing partly to a quar
rel with her mother over a trivial matter,
she left home three werks ago and had been
living with a family named Brelner In the
lower part of the Bronx. For several win
ters she had spent the cold months with
this family because they lived nearer the
place where she worked In Manhattan.
Two weeks ago Augusta returned home
to get some clothing she had left. She
took away part of It and made an appoint
ment to meet her brother. Paul. last
Wednesday evening in Pelham road, near
the place where her body was found, to
get the remainder of her belongings. Paul
kept the appointment, but his sister did not
appear. The girl's family have lived In
this country twelve years.
HITCH IN THE NEGOTIATIONS
Xorvrea-lan-NTredlsh Conference at
Karlstad Has Trouble Over
KARLSTAD, Sept. 17. -The Norwegian
and Swedish delegates sat In conference
tortnjr from nool unt" 2 o'clock and from 6
...... uwum, 1 winen time tney afl-
Journud until Monday. Tbs question of
fortifications Is still being discussed and
some unforeseen difficulties have appeared.
It Is expected that the discussion will bo
concluded Wednesday and the preliminary
result will then be submitted to the Riksdag
and the Btorthlng. The Riksdag's approval
of the proceedings Is certain, hut that of
the Storthing Is doubtful, especially If the
Norwegian delegates yield on the questions
concerning the forts.
STOCKHOLM, Sept. lS.-Nothlng Is
known here regarding the details of the
compromise reached by the Swedish and
Norwegian commissioners at Karlstad, but
It Is reported that all the frontier fortresses
except that of Kongsvlnger will be dis
mantled. The newspapers echo the publle.
expressions of satisfaction over the report
that a compromise has been arranged.
Reports continue to be published here
from travelers to the effect that Norway Is
I engaging In extensive military preparations
and In the construction of temporary fortl
flea lions, special activity being noted dur
ing the past week.
CHRI8TIANIA, Sept. 17.Peaee between
Sweden and Norway being assured, a
quieter feeling prevails here. News from
Karlstad, however, Is still awaited with
the keenest Interest and there (s anxiety to
learn the detalla ot the compromise. The
press Is unanimous In hoping for a speedy
settlement of the questions. There are some
misgivings entertained that peace may
have been bought too dearly, but all the
newsnariers evnrena rellof Ihaf n. t,
been secured, provided It Is on an enduring
The Aftenposten says there are still some
difficulties to be overcome, but they cannot
lead to a rupture.
The candidacy for the prince of the house
of Bernadotte for the Norwegian throne la
now considered to be set aside.
SHIP BURNS IN LAKE SUPERIOR
Mate of the V. B. Ketrhom Drowned
In Attempt to Reacae Woman
from the Ware.
SAt'LT STE. MARIE, Mich., Sept. 17
The schooner V. H. Ketehum, bound from
Duluth to Cleveland, burned last night off
Parisian Island, Lake Superior, and two
members of the crew were drowned while
attempting to leave the burning vessel in
a life boat The fire was first discovered
In the after cabin, and made such head
way that It was soon beyond control. The
schooner was Immediately headed for
shore and was beached In twenty-three
feet of water off the Island, where it
burned to the water's edge.
When it was seen that the fire was be
yond control the nine member of the
crew. Including Mrs. B. Ames, the cook,
launched the life boat and prepared to row
to the steamer Nottingham, which had
linen wie zv ri i-11 urn in iuw. in Brfiempling'
to lower the woman safely Into the life
Doai tne cratt was capsized and the nine
people were tnrown into me water, in the ,wo trclnmen were killed and fifteen pas
struggle to save themselves the eight men j ...ers injured. The w reck was caused,
forgot the presence of the woman and she j lt ls gI11,ed. by the train, which was un
was carried some distance away. Mate j u8uaiiv .1(r :.d heavy, leaving the rail
Andrew Anderson went to her rescue as I on a sharp curve, the engine turning over
she was going oown tor tne last time.
Seizing her clothing. Anderson turned and1
attempted to return to the ship, but tbe
high waves carried him further away.
Tired cut from his exertions and borne
down by the weight ot the helpless woman,
he was unable to make any headway, and
the two sank before the eyes of the other
member of the crew, who could offer no
Movements of Ocean Vraaela Sept. 17.
At Mo vlll" Arrived: Columbia, from
At Havre Arrived: Sardinian, from
At Queenstown Sailed: I'mbrla, for New
At Dover Sailed: Grosser Kurfurst, from
RIVERS OX A RAMPAGE
Eltvtn Inches of Kain in Western Missouri
FLOODS WORST FOR SEVENTEEN YEARS
Carrollton Cut Off from Wabaih Station
Zxcr pt by Boat.
MISSOURI PACIFIC BRIDGE WASHED OUT
Traffio on the Main Liae Snipended for
SITUATION AT KANSAS CITY BETTER
n rtamaue by the Rainfall of Snndar
nd Karr nnd Missouri
Itlvrra Continue to
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sert- IT. Hearr
rains still continue In western Missouri,
forcing streams up and causing much dam
age to railroads and other property. Car-
j rollton Is experiencing the worst flood since
i itwv A. l,n ..l.,..A a.'n ln,.ta rtf Wfllur
,.,,. , , ,as, ,.,,, v-fr hours
an . p. .,.,, ..,. T.,.lr.,,ay. W,-
kend.i creek Is on a rampage and Carrollton
is cut off from the Wabash depot except
by boat; all residents in the lowlands are
moving out and the Standard Oil works,
the city waterworks and the electric light
plant are threatened and may hava to shut
down. The water Is rising at the rate of
four Inches an hour. The damage to crops
In the Wakend.i and Turkey creek bottoms
Is already heavy.
Six Inches of rain has fallen at Marshall
since yesterday and the Salt Fork river
near that city Is over a mile wide. The
Missouri Pacific tracks are floded for a
considerable distance and much of the
tracks has been washed away.
A Missouri Pacific steel bridge 130 feet
long, over the Lamlne river at Ottervllln,
went out today and traffic on the eastern
division of the main line will be Impeded
for a day or so. Missouri Pacific trains to
day from Kansas City were sent north over
the Missouri, Kansas & Texas road, but
on reaching the Lamlne bridge near Clifton
the tracks on the latter road were found to
be four feet under water. The tralna wer
sent back to Kansas City.
While rain again fell at Kansas City to
day, no damage was done and the Kaw
and Missouri rivers continued to fall.
Jefferson City Isolated.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Sept. 17. As a
consequence of the heavy rains. Jefferson
City has been Isolated for the last twenty
four hours as far as train communication
with the outside world ia concerned. Many
persons are detained here through their In
ability to make connections for points east
Knw Stationary at Topeka.
TOPEKA. Kas., Sept. 17. The Kaw river
rose gradually all day today, but tonight
Is stationary. The weather bureau reports
that all danger of further damage la passed.
Flood Damage In Johnson Connty.
TECI MSEH. Neb.. Sept. 17 (Bpeclal.)
The flood conditions In Johnson county are
much Improved today. The Nemaha river,
Yankee creek and Badger creek are again
In their banks. The. Burlington has had
100 men at work all day today putting track
back on the grades between Vesta and
Crab Orchard. The wjrk train was able to
get Into Vesta last evening. Another crew
is at work in the vicinity of Fllley, and
the trains will probably be able to get
through again tomorrow. The track was
washed worse than at first reported, and
In some places considerable grade was
washed out. The train from Nebraska City
did n'W get through to this point yester
day, a waterspout being reported at John
son. Along Yankee 'creek, in the vicinity of
Crab Orcr.urd and Vesta, a great deal of
stock was lost and several barns were
washed from their foundations. Some
stock was lost along the Nemaha river
in this vicinity. The people who were com
pelled to move from their houses along the
bottoms are now at work cleaning out
their residences and preparing to again
occupy them. In one house the water got
up even with the kes of the organ, and
not an article of furniture was removed
from the building, the family barely hav
ing time to save themselves.
The county will suffer great loss In
bridges and culvert along these streams,
to say nothing of the inconvenience lo the
traveling public which Is Wound to prevail
until the bridges can be replaced.
Balloonist John Morrlssey, who dropped
i ln, ,1P Nemaha river from a parachute
Friday, has been at work the past two
days locating his balloon and parachutaV
He has brought them in and will now clea
them up for future business. Both CUT
down In the water.
Church Slrorlt by l ightning.
STELLA. Neb., Sept. U.-tSpeclal.) Dur
ing a heavy storm yesterday evening light
ning etruck the Baptist church at Pratrl
Union, four miles east of Stella burning It
to the ground. The building was Insured
In the Richardson county Mutual for 11.000
and CO on the contents, which were prac
tically all carried out to a place of safety.
The building Is one of tha old land marks,
having been built thirty-two year ago.
Rev. D. L. McRride is the pastor at the
present time, living In the parsonage, which
Is forty rods east of the church. During
the stoim last night hall stonea fell meas
uring fix Inches In circumference, but a It
was not accompanied by any wind did not
break much window gloss.
WRECK. NEAR ARCADIA, MO.
Fast Train on Iran Mountain Leavea
Ralls, Killing Two and In.
ST. LOl'IS. Mo.. Pep' 17. The fast pas
senger train for th" siuthwest which left
Louis last night ov r the Iron Mountain
route was wr'iked today near Arcadia,
Mn Accrdinu to reports received here.
, wn ... embankment. Three of the for-
Bard oarl if.fi the rail, but only one of
these was badly damaged The occupants
of the Pullmans were only slightly looou
venlenced. Fatally Shot at Target I'raetlc.
CLEVELAND. O.. Sept 17 James W.
Mahan of 27 Ixiraln court was fata.lv shot
! In t tie- head today while meinhcjs .,f Com-
I any F of the Hfth regiment, Ohio Na
tional cViard. were having target practice
at Wl ite Villa. In the western end of the
It y. TI.e shot was fired by First Sergeant
Frank E. Ixxke. .Mjihan and" another
nieii.l-r of the cinppmy were In lh pit
marking the ,ie. Tne n.anner la whicn
Mavhai. received his Injury is Something
if a mvstery it ls not certain whether
he raia-d his head loo far or whether lu
builei glai.ced tack Xroia Ue lavrgsu
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