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    The Omaha Daily
Preiident Morten of Equitable TJncoTer
Id ore Qneitienable Transaction.
Report 871 $218,264 of the Society's
Money Wu Paid Without Aithority.
Init Will Be Inititnted on Behalf of
Company to Becover
Vt. Mortoa Alao Finds that t24,MHt
la Da from (he Mercantile Trail
C ompany on Loan Kuld to
D Repaid.
N'KW YriUk' H.r.t 111 That the K.iullR.
1,1. I.n Aa.i.rl..c .,.riiv m.1.1 out Ilix 'j.l I
lo the Mercantile Trust company In connec-
tlon with certain loans known a. the "Tur- j
ner Joans" and that these payments were
without authority so far as the records of
the society discloses, became known today
when Paul Morton, president of the society,
made public a report on the subject sub
mitted by him to the society's directors.
These transactions occurred In what Mr.
Morton refers tt as "the Turner loans'
with the Mercantile Trust company.
The "Turner 1 an," Mr. Morton's report
et forth, was carried In 1894 by the
Western National bank, which was con
trolled by the Equitable Life Assurance
octet)-. The collateral for the loans was
injected to by a bank examiner, and Henry
B. Hyde then agreed to transfer the loan
ind collateral to the Mercantile Trust com
pany. At that time apparently the loans
imounted to Ktil.491.
Turner Secretary to Fitsgerald.
George V, Turner, In whose name the
.oan stood, was secretary to Louis Fltx
rerald, then president of the Mercantile
Trust company and a close business asso
ciate of Henry B. Hyde. The loan was
(tiaranteed by Marcellus Hartley, John IS.
SrarUs, Louis Fitzgerald, W. N. Coler, Jr.,
ind It. B Hyde. On March 21, 1895. the
ame guarantors renewed their guaranty,
the loan having grown to $1,276,478, the In
crease being due to attempts to develop the
property on which the collateral for the
'oan was made. Tart of this collateral was
fiven by John W, Young and sonslsted of
Salt Lake and Eastern railway stock an 1
ather Salt Lake stocks. This collateral
proved to be of little value. Other col
lateral consisted of contracts of the Ken
lucky Mineral and Timber company and
the Amity Land and Irrigation company of
Tolorado. Attempts were made to develop
the Kentucky property and the Colorado
property, and large sums were expended
Tor that purpose, and by July 1, 1906, the
;ost of the Kentucky property stood at
$19.07, and the Colorado property at
$53. The EqultAble Life Assurance society
paid the Mercantile Trust company 12U.2S4
on these loans on January 23, 1900, and
"If no.W) onTebrtlary 4, "1904.
"The records of the society." said Mr.
Morton., "disclose no authority whatever
(or these payments, and the cash entries
In respect to them were very obscure."
Will Demand Return of Cash.
Mr. Morton alao sets forth that on Feb
ruary 4, 1900, the executive committee of
the Equitable Assurance Life society
passed a resolution authorizing the presi
dent to convey to the Individual guarantors
of the Turner loans the assurance of the
society for their protection. On February
11. 1910. the president of the society, Mr.
Alexander, made a statement that these
loans were made In the Interest of the
society and assured the guarantors that
the society would see that the amounts
their companies loaned would be repaid
with Interest.
Mr. Morton refers the matter to special
counsel, who have assured him that the
Equitable Life Assurance society Is not
responsible for the loans. Mr. Morton haa
also notified the Mercantile Trust com-
nsnv that he will inert It to renav the
-ed him that the
$711,264 paid to It by the Equitable Life
Assurance society.
Mr. Morton found that $266,000 was paid
by the Equitable Life Assurance society
to the Mercantile Trust company on the
$685,000 loan, the nature of which loan haa
never been explained.
Counsel have been Instructed to begin
proceedings - for the return of this sum.
This . loan was carried on an account
known as the "H. W. A. No. $ account."
Mf Morton alao reported to the directors
that It would be necessary to charge off
$88,488 unpaid balance of a loan to John
E. Searles, who has gone through bank
ruptcy. The collateral against this $86,488
Mr. Morton declares Is without value.
At the conclusion of his report. Mr. Mor
ton stated: "In caae any other transac
tions of this character are developed you
will be duly advised."
Congressman Jess Overstreet of la
- dlanapolls Makes an Addreaa on
History of the Service.
INDIANAPOLIS. Sept. 19.-The National
Rural Letter Carriers' association went Into
convention at the state house today and
will continue In session until Friday and
may last longer if the program is not com
pleted. The program for the afternoon in
cluded an address of welcome by Mayor
Holtman, a response by H. H. Windsor o?
Chicago. The principal address of the after
noon . was made by Congressman Jesse
Overstreet of this state. He reviewed the
history of the rural service, telling of the
obstructions that had been met and over
come. He said the service was here to
stay and that Its success depended largely
on the carriers.
At tonight's session the report of the
committee on credentials was received and
adjournment waa taken until tomorrow
Say They Will Renew Present Agree
ment, bat will Make Bio
Farther Concessions.
BCRANTON. Pa., Sept. 19. One of the
largest coal operators in this reaton, who
has Just came from Philadelphia, where
he had a conference with President Baer
of the Reading, today declared unhesitat
ingly, and for publication, that the opera
tors would not, under any consideration,
graat the demand of the mine workers for
an eight hour day and that they proposed
to agree only that the present agreement
shall be continued. Announcement to this
effect would be made, he said, after the
miners held their convention la Bhamoklii
lcetnber 14.
Imughter of the President Accorded
Royal Honors at Capital
of Com,
19 Through streets
crowded with white
by the Imperla.
"present arms,". -..
Ing In the imper ;
! Coreans and linpd
xuard standing at
nice Roosevelt,
thls ttvr palanquin.
evening trlumpha.
railroad station tc
The roadways had
the shops draped
hand-painted AmerliT?
Miss Roosevelt. Re,
ator and Mrr. Newlai
man and McMillan an
worth and Gillette arrl
afternoon. American A
staff and a number of h
';jgresed from the
'merican legation.
7-eshly paved and
-an and hastily
Iral Train. Sen
Misses Board
essman Long
?hemulpo tills
Morgan and
urean greeted
the party, which proceeded to Seoul by a
special train The Imperial rnr, which is
only furnished to royalty, was placed at
Miss Roosevelt's disposal.
The court chamberlain met the party at
a half-way station, on behalf of the em
peror, with Inquiries as to Miss Roosevelt's
On arrival at Seoul the party was hailed
by a Corean band, which played the "Star
Spangled Banner
Corean policemen and
JP gendarmes guarded the
nd grotesquely clad retainer
bore long
lanterns. The passage of the party along
the streets was everywhere heralded by
the bugles of troops.
Miss Roosevelt and Mrs. Newlands are
guests of the American minister, and the
remainder of the party are stopping at the
Imperial palace.
North German l.loyd steamer Towed
Into Halifax Tilth Broken
Propeller Shaft.
HALIFAX. N. S., Sept. 19,-The North
Herman L'oyd steamer Bremen, Captain
Nlerlch, from New York September II,
bound for Bremen, was towed here to
day by the British tank steamer Luclgen,
from Shields, September 5. for Philadel
phia. The port tall shaft of the Bremen
broke on the afternoon of September 15
and the accident damaged the starboard
Attempts which were made by the en
gineers to repair the damage were unsuc
cessful and the steamer rolled helplessly
In the heavy swell.
At 8 a. m.. on September 18, the Luclgen
was sighted and answered the Bremen's
signals of distress. The Luclgen took the
German boat In tow at noon, but the ves
sels had not gone far before the lines
parted. This caused a delay of four hours
and It whs 5 o'clock before the steamers
started again. They headed for Halifax
and arrived here this afternoon. The
Bremen, has 302 salon,' seventy-five cabin
and nfty-slx steerage passengers.
Tomorrow divers will make an examina
tion of the steamer. The agents here were
notified tonight that the North Oerman
Lloyd company would send a steamer from
Baltimore tomorrow to take the passen
gers. The question of salvage will be set
tled In London.
Rumor that President Reyea Haa De
clared Himself Dictator and Im
prisoned Supreme Court.
PANAMA. Sept. 19 Unconfirmed reports
reached here today to the effect that Gen
eral Rafael Reyes, president of Colombia,
declared himself dictator on September 18,
and Imprisoned the members of the supreme
court at Bogota. Mobs angered by this
action, attacked the presidential palace and
were fired on oy troops, who killed or
wounded many of the rioters. The reports
say that revolutions have been started in
Antloqula and Santander ,
NEW YORK. Sept. 19. Diego Mendoza,
Colombian minister to Washington, is stay
ing at present in this city. When Informed
of the Panama dispatch tonight he said:
I do not believe tnere is a worq or truth
! In the report. I received a cable dispatch
I from Bogota two days ago. and It said the
country was In complete peace and that
, President Reyes was engaged In the re-
' "I
construction of Colombian finances.
"If anything of Importance occurred I
would surely have been Informed of It. I
am sure there- Is no disturbance In Colom
New York Police? Arreat Swindler
Who Assisted Consumers la
Beating Light Company.
NEW YORK. Sept. 19 In the arrest to
night of David Chatterton the police are
of the opinion that they have run to earth
the first of the gang of swindlers, whose
operations have puzzled the official of the
New York Edison Electrical company for
over a year and have caused a loss to
the company of from $50,000 to $75,000 In that
According to the police the method em
ployed by the swindlers was to have one
of their number go to a subscriber of
the company and make arrangements to
reduce the bill about one-half, providing
the firm or subscriber pay the man who had
the bill one-half of the reduction. The
meter register was manipulated by putting
In a concealed switch running outside the
j m,tr.
Chatterton was engaged In putting In
one of these switches when he was ar
rested. Many other arrests are expected.
Panhandle Railway Given Judgment
of 91UO.OOO Against City of
Chicago for Cars Burned,
CHICAGO. Sept. 19 A verdict of $100,000
against the city of Chicago was given the
panhandle railroad today In a damage suit
brought because of the burning of a num-
bcr of curs belonging to the railroad during 1 coming addreaaes were delivered. The su
the American Railway union strike of ISO 1. ' prenie lodge then proceeded with the, work
In the trial the railroad company held that 1 of organization.
the city of Chicago was liable for damages The new building of the Knights and
because of its alleged Inadequate protection ! Indies of Honor, which Is to be the meeting
of the company's property. I place hereafter of the order every two
New Orleans Expects to Eatertala
Chief Executive of Nation la
- October.
NEW ORLEANS. Sept. 1 -While no
word ha yet been received by Mayor
Behrman from the Arkansas authorities as
to whether the train of the president would
be permitted to enter that state after
leaving here. It Is exected the answer
will be favorable, and the local commit
tees are to go forward with their arrange
ments for the president's reception her on
Oc lobar Si.
Governor of Indiana 8yi Ex-Auditor Loit
Money in Gambling.
Railway Friends Offered to Cover the
Shortage If Deposed Official Was
Allowed to Remain la
HAMILTON. Ind.. Sept. l.-ln an ad
dress at the reunion of the Thirtieth In
diana regiment. Oovernor Hanley, the prin
cipal speaker, made public his reasons for
his action In the case of David E. Bher
rick, ex-auditor of state, whose resigna
tion was forced by the governor. Facts
and figures were used to show what be
came of the money belonging to the state
that was lost by "David K. Sherrlck, audi
tor of state and common gambler."
The governor charged that $10,000 of the
ktate's money "went by check Into the
hands of" the gentleman who was then op
erating the Casino." at French Lick. The
governor 'hen enumerated a list of what he
calls "wild cat." securities, aggregating a
face value of ITo.OuO, Into which the state's
money went. Following this he charged
that Sherrick's "continued absence from the
sessions of the state board of tax com
missions," was occasioned by "drinking
bouts and midnight carousals around the
gaming table from which he could not re
cover In time to meet with the commis
sion." Distributes Railway Passes.
Governor Hanley charged that Sherrlck. at
the time the Monon railroad came up for
assessment, argued that the assessment be
allowed to remain at 118.000. because, In
that case a friend of his to whom he was
under great obligation personally could get
permanent employment with the company
If the assessment could be kept at $18,000.
"Before my Inauguration I received trust
worthy Information that he had written to
the management of several railway coin-
panles In the month of December, 1904, over I
his own signature as auditor of state, ask'
Ing them to send him all passes Intended
for members of the general assembly, then
about to convene, stating In substance
that he expected to have some legisla
tion of personal Interest to himself in that
body and If they would send their transpor
tation to him for distribution he would see
that their Interests and his were cared
for at the same time. For three weeks
the office of the auditor of state was made
a broker's office for the distribution of free
passes to such men of the general assembly
aa would receive them.
Railway Stand by Sherrlck.
"On the evening of the 13th of September
I was Informed by one who was aiding
him, and In whom I have confidence that
he could not make payment on the 15th.
I then sent him a verbal demand for his
resignation. - The next morning his reslgna- : . ...
tlon did not come, b-it some of his friends I 'n",'r 1 nHJ; Tn're nslderable oh
came and said that the money could only ,""n to this proposition since It would
. . . . admit negroes to the membership.
be raised on conditions that the defalea- ., . , . ...... ,
.. . . j Chief interest In todays session centered
tlon be kept a secret and he be retained In i . . ., . ,, .
n i i t i. .v. . . about the question of the liquor traffic as
"lillv. ill iinuii J A irnr iir.i uini. ruiiic ui
the men mho were to furnish the money
were representatives of large railroads In
this state, that Mr. Sherrlck and hla friends
were depending upon them and that their
assistance depended upon his retention In
office. I could make no such bargain as
Thrown from 'Wagon on Bridge Ho
Strikes Pavement One Hundred
Fifty Feet Below.
NEW YORK. Sept. 19. A man supposed
to he William A. Eurlsch. the driver of a
newspaper delivery wagon, was thrown over
the railing of Williamsburg bridge, the new
suspension bridge over the East river, and
drorped 150 feet to the stone sidewalk
which borders the New York shore of the
river beneath the bridge approach. He died
almost instantly.
The man's death came after a wild
runaway ride across a large part of the
bridge. An automobile frightened tho
horse. Eurlsch m,ade no attempt to Jump,
but leaned far forward and guided his
horse past the other teams In the dan
gerous passageway. His seat was on a
level with the outer guard rail of thu
bridge and when th wagon careened
against this rail Eurlsch shot out of his
scat with a dive that carried him com
pletely beyond the bridge to the pavement
below. The horse continued to run to the
great peril of other teams on the bridge.
The police closed the Iron gates leading
Into the street and at these gates the
horse was stopped.
Army Officer Who la Seklng Separa
tion from Filipino Wife Must
Answer Charges.
LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. Sept. 1.-In-formation
has been received at Fort
Leavenworth that First Lieutenant Sidney
S. Burbank, Sixth Infantry, who left here
for the Philippines In February, Is to be
courtmartlaled for conduct unbecoming a
gentleman and an officer. Lieutenant Bur
bank Is the officer who brought suit In
the district court here to annul an alleged
marriage with Mrs. Conception Vasques, a
Filipino woman. The suit Is still pending
and after many delays, covering a period
of nearly two years, la set for trial in
Supreme Ixdae Opens Biennial Sea
aloa by Dedicating Ita New
Horn la Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS. Sept. U.-The biennial
meeting of the supreme lodge Knights and
Ladles of Honor, was called to order today
by Supreme Protector I. B. Lockard. Wel-
years, was dedicated this morning
Maay Valnablc Horse Afflicted with
Glaader Shot by Order of
French Officials.
CHICAGO. Sept. 20. A special to the
Record-Herald from Cody, Wyo., says that
word has been received to th effect that
Colonel W. F. Cody' (Buffalo BUI) Wild
Wsst show has been quarantined In Franc
and that all of th show horses, many of
them worth over $1,000 each, hav been
shot under official order oa account of
Caargea of Frand t,n Salt for Receiver
of Western 1,1 fe Indemnity
t orn pan y.
CHICAGO, Sept. 19 Charges of fraud,
misapplication of trust funds, and attempts
to transfer assets to another concern are
made In a suit for receiver and accounting,
filed this afternoon against president and
former officials of the Western Life Indem
nity company, an assessment Insurance as
sociation. E. I. Rosenfleld and W. II.
tlray are prominently mentioned in the bill
In connection with alleged fraudulent voting
of funds to themselves. The bill was filed
in the United States circuit 'court by At
torney 8. Levlnsnn. representing numerous
policy holders. Later Attorney Ievlnson
went before Judge S. H. Bethea on a mo
tlon for the Issuance of a restraining order,
stopping a meeting of the officials of :ho
company to be held last Thursday. The
motion met with resistance by the defend
ants. After considerable arguments by counsel
for both sides It was agreed that the case
be continued until next Tuesday and that
In the meantime matter should remain In
statu quo.
Gray Is alleged to hae secured proxies
from the thousands of members and thus
controlled the directors. By securing this
control It Is alleged Gray had passed a
resolution voting him the right by contract
to draw tt fo- each 11.000 of Insurance Is
sued. This was done In secret, and nl
though the complaining policy-holders re-
eanflv lu u r n n .1 i ,t i I u n ..fiiaaH In.
formation bv Rosenflehl Mo., Hon Cnr and !
others. Besides these many thousands of
ftnllnrs nllecort In have heon linnn-inet 1 v
taken. It is declared. Gray and his asso- '
elates by other fraudulent means took manv '
other thousands of dollar, from the con-
cern without the knowledge of the policy
holders. The complainants are Allen W. Field.
Jesse B. Strode and Addison 8. Tlbbetts
and the defendants beside the Insurance
company. Rosenfleld and Gray, are George
M. Moulton. John A. Crawford, L. M. Mar
tin, C. T. Dralie, D. D. Bramble, A. B. Hus
ton. E. D. Moore and A. N. Hlslop. Each
of the defendants are residents of Uncoln,
Neb. The defendant company is the suc
cessor of the Knights Templar and Mason
Life Indemnity company, organized In 1S84.
and has more than $30,000,000 in policies out
t n lo n with the British Order Would
Admit Ncgroe to Odd
Fellows' Lodges.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19 The real
work of the Chapter Order of Odd Fellows
began today when various resolutions for
new legislation and new amendments to
the present laws wus Introduced at the
business session.
Exhaustive discussion will take place
being a bar to membership In the organlza-
I resentattv Oiudv.. and r anvroved cy
I the body in session, decides. In brief, that
no one can remain a member of a lodge
who Is engaged In the liquor business In
any way unless he wns a member and so
engaged and has been continuously since
the first ruling was made at the 1895 con
vention at Atlantic City.
A feature of the conclave was the parade
of Odd Fellows this afternoon on Broad
street. The line of march covered a dls-
tance of more than three miles and it Is
estimated that 15,000 men were In line,
Captain AlUe Parker and her California
drill corps, consisting of seventeen young
women, occupied a position near the head
of the line.
A re-unlon of past grand representatives
took place at Lulu Temple tonight, at
which addresses were made by the Hon.
R. Hill Meyers, grand representative and
past grand representative, of Winnipeg,
Man., and Hon. F. C. cloudy of Denver,
Later In the night the reception and mili
tary ball was held In the Second regiment
Decrease In Number of Cases Causes
Return to Nearly Normal Con
ditions In New Orleans,
NEW ORLEANS. Sept. 19-Report of the
yellow fever situation to 6 p. m. Tuesday:
NPW C8 94
Total deaths 345!
New foci 5 j
I'nder treatment 321 (
Cases discharged 1,973
The dally report continues encouraging
and Is especially so In the matter of
deaths and new foci. Owing to the
skepticism 1 of some communities in the
states of Louisiana and Mississippi to ac-
cept freight from New Orleans, Surgeon
White made an announcement agreeing,
on request, to place on each freight car
leaving New Orleans for those points an
official statement to the effect that the
car had been properly fumigated by the
United Ptatea government.
Dr. White has not yet heard from the
Arkansas authorities In response to a tele
gram asking If the president would be al
lowed to enter Arkansas after leaving New
Orleans on October 24. If the Arkansas
authorities do not consent It Is tho presi
dent's Intention to pay a special visit to
Louisiana and Arkansas later on In the
season after the Arkansas panic has
Increasing crowds on the streets here
Indicate the steady homecoming ef New
Orleans people who went away on their
summer vacations or who left the city
at a time when it seemed that there would
be a very serious epidemic here. The
heavy movement of freight of all kinds I
through the streets also points to the fact
that the quarantines are bt'ng lifted and
that business is increasing.
Medicine- Mlaera Congratulated on
Rapid Growth of In tern t1:
BOSTON. Sept. It. At today' session of
the annual convention of Retail Druggist
here. Thomas Voagley delivered an address
In which he dwelt on the progress of th
order since th St. Louis convention In
The report of Secretary Thomas Wooten
of Chicago shows the past fiscal year to
have been the must flourishing In the his
tory of the association. During the year
even state and 21ft local associations had
been added to the International bode, mak
ing a total of 9S2 affiliated associations.
Treasurer Charles F. Malu of Detroit
reported receipts of and disburse
ment of $7,f2i.
Ee of Con rent ion Findi Only Corporal'i
Gnard of Delegate Fretent
Popnllata Are Still More Difficult to
Find Edgar Howard on Hand
with Platform All Ready
for Convention.
(From a Staff Correspondent ) -LINCOLN,
Sept. 19.-Fpeclal Telcgram.l
Wlth the date of the populist and demo
cratic state conventions only a few hours
off not enough delegates have reached the
city to make a respectable "conference
committee." Probably never before In the
history of either party was the "night be
fore" so quiet and did the advance guard
have so completely the aspect of the "cold
grey dawn of the morning after "
The whole crowd could be safely stowed
on the running board of a motor car and
the worst of it Is, most of them think they
are an Indication of what the convention
attendance will be. In fact a majority of
those here have come on court business.
It is freely predicted that the convention
will follow the lead of the Lancaster county
convention and nominate candidates who
; are absent. Only the names of former
Commissioner Hastings of Wilber and
I Judge Good of Wahoo have been mentioned
tonight for supreme Judge, though a large
majority of the small number of delegates
' have contented themselves with saying that
av democrat will do. So small wes
,n rrowd that th" democratic headquarters
at the Royal hotel were not unlocked.
! Populists Are Shy.
Chairman Weber and Secretary Furrls of
the pop"""' state committee constitute the
majority of the populists present and to
keep things moving Mr. Weber called ft
mass meeting of the Incaster populists
this evening In front of the Royal hotel,
which he and Secretary Farrla and Mike
Harrington only attended, and named a
delegation to represent Lancaster county In
the convention tomorrow.
Of the democrats here of course there Is
Johnny Gilchrist, who came In from Colo
rado: George L. Loomls of Dodge, Johnny
Maher. who Is always here: Fred Hunker
of West Point, a member of the last legis
lature, who Is spending all his time meeting
former friends made during the session:
Judge Oldham, who is attending court, and
of course Edgar Howard.
Edsrar Hownrd Brings Platform.
Mr. Howard brought with him a draft of
a platform, which he Intends to fight to get
adopted, provided there are enough people j
to raise a disturbance. His resolutions call
for a 2-cent fare on railroads, a reduction
of 20 per cent In freight rates, an anti-pass
law making It a felony to give a pass to a
state official and the penalty for receiving
one a forfeiture of office.
Judge Loomls was of the opinion that the
platform would be strictly to the point and
clear-cut in matters pertaining to the reg-
ulatlnn of corporations. The democrats will
meet at the Auditorium and the populists
at Young's hall, on O street. Neither side
talk confercnr(( committee.
Better to Employ Men
Yards Than to
Da m ages.
CHICAGO, Sept. 19. -One of the items of
expense Incurred by the Chicago, Burling
ton Qulnry road In handling live stock
from Missouri river points to ChW-ago is
j the payment for services of "pilots," who
j guide stockmen through the stock yards
at Chicago. This Information was elicited
j today from General Frelctit Traffic Man
j ager O. B. Croshv of the Chicago, Burling-
ton Onlncv railroad ' before J.verl
! .Tmi B. I-T. Ret hen Croshv was a wit.
ns in the hearing of the cases of the
Interstate Commerce commission against
the Chicago Great Western railroad and
seventeen corporations. Illegal discrimina
tion In rates on live stock shipped from
the west to Chicago Is alleged.
Did you ever testify concerning this
Item of expense before?" asked Attorney
Cowan for the government.
"No. I don't believe I did."
"Why does the railroad pay this expense
and that of hauling these men to their
meals away from the yards?" was the
next question.
"Well, It Is cheaper to pay this expense
than to pay for the loss of a leg by some
of these men who are not acquainted with
! th 'ards and m'Bht me,t accident,"
j wu ,ne rfly'
' "mnnnnnunnnnnnnanunni
Organisation of New York Councils
Will Test Legality of Recent
Advance In Rntea.
NEW YORK. Sept. 19 A meeting of the
state committees of the subordinate coun-
j ells of the Royal Arcanum was held here
j today. Resolutions were adopted calling for
j the appointment of an executive commit-
tee of fifteen with full
' the conference and 'to
power to act
be Instructed
cause proceedings to be taken for Injunc-
j tlon and other provisional relief as It may
deem best calculated to
secure an early
adjustment of the Illegality and Invalidity
of the new law concerning assessments
recently enacted by the supreme council
and adjudging th previous laws of assess
ments in full force."
Representatives wer present from locals
in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois.
Joseph Ballo Bellered to Be Klllrd
at St. Louis by Angry
ST. LOCIS, Sept. 19.-The dead body of
Joseph Ballo. an Italian, was found by the
police last night in a room In "Clabber al
ley," the Italian section, with one deep stab
wound. Indicating murder. Today Cato
llto Duco and Frank BtlfTa, two Italians,
were arrested, charged with the crime.
Ballo waa an agent of the Carrtret Itallun
bank, an Institution In which laborer
placed their savings, which collapsed a
week ago. The police theory Is that Ballo
was murdered because of anger engendered
among his countrymen over th failure of
th bank.
Officials of Schwarschlld at Suls
berger Compaay Not Ready
to Plead.
. CHICAGO. Sept. l.-Four officials of th
Schwarxchild Sulzberger Packing com
pany were notified to appear in court to
day to plead to an Indictment charging
them with accepting railroad rebates.
. Counsel for the defendants was not ready
to enter a plea at one. Tli case went
over until Thursday.
warmer Wednesday. Thursday Fair.
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Billy Noluu Vys thnt Money la Held
to Pny for I.egls
latlnn. SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 19. Billy Nolan,
manager for Battling Nelson, the prixe
fighter, has made a statement that a fund
of $7,000 was raised In San Franclaco to
defeat the Ralston antl-prlze fight bill
at the last session of the state legisla
ture. He charges that Harry Corbett, with
whom he had deposited $2,500 for forfeit
money prior to Nelson's recent fight with
Brltt, Is holding $1,000 of the forfeit money
as Nolan's share of the alleged corruption
fund used at Sacramento.
Corbett admits holding the money, but
says Nolan owes him that amount. He
denies that any money was paid legislators
to defeat the prize fight bill. During the
last session of the California legislature
Senator Ralston Introduced a bill prohibit
ing professional prize fights In the state.
The bill passed the senate and enough
votes were pledged In the assembly to In
sure Its passage In that house. A few
days before the bill came up for considera
tion a delegation of San Francisco gam
blers, prize fight promoters. Invaded Sac
ramento. They did considerable entertain
ing and when the anti-prize fight bill came
up for consideration It was defeated. Since
then San Francisco has become the prize
fighting center of the country. Nolan's
charges were published here and District
Attorney Seymour of Sacramento an
nounces that as soon as he Is through
with the case of ex-Senator Emmons, who
Is on ir!al for accepting a bribe, he will
call the matter to the attention of the
8acramento grand Jury. Nolan has signi
fied his willingness to remain In California
and testify before the grand Jury.
General Kales P. Thurston of Wash
Tllle t'nunlmously Fleeted Pres
ident of the Society.
CHATTANOOGA. Tenn., Sept. 19. Gen
erai oaies f. I nurston or Nashville, was
today unanimously elected president of the
Army of the Cumberland In annual re
union here. The other officers chosen:
Corresponding secretary. Major W. J.
Colburn: recording secretary, Oris ml Rum
mers: treasurer, Brigadier General Frank
G Smith. IT. B A HlMtm-lan Cnl n c
I Knm executive committee. General
, jmr1 hsrFH chll,rmnn; r.eneral C. H
; , p.hi-.f r...
j tain H. S. Chsmherlaln, Captain J. W.
; Foley, General E. A. Carman. General
Smith D Atkins and Major J. M. Farqua
hr kA lettmi from President Roosevelt wnsj
read expressing his regret rhat h could
not he present. The Invitation of the Army
of Tennessee to attend the annual reunion
In Cincinnati next month was accepted.
Decidedly Optimistic Feeling Prevails
Among Striking Job Printers
In St. Ijonls.
ST. LOT-IS. Mo., Sept. 19 A decidedly
optimistic feeling prevails at the head-
1uartr" ' fn striking Job printers here.
i announcement being made that with the
! ,,lKn"'ui'es of six firms secured today, to
1 !ne ,n,-ho'ir contract, only ten printing
In direct contradiction Is th statement
made today by Secretary Skinner of the
St. I-ouls typothetae, who said:
Only two firms in the typothetae have
siirnerl the elc-ht-houp a i?,- ,nni kai.
. a small concern and the other a hous. with
Important contracts, whose explanation of
the reasons for signing the agreement are
satisfactory to the typothetae.
CHICAGO, Sept. 19. -Twenty-four Inde
pendent printing shops today signed con
tracts with th Typographical union for
putting Into effect the eight-hour day sfter
January 1. A total of 158 shops In Chicago
have now signed the agreement.
Small Fortune Hidden by Aged Ohio
Woman Discovered by Ad
ministrator. SPRINGFIELD. O.. Sept. 19.-Helrs of the
late Eliza Meharry Jeffers today found $10,.
595, nearly all In gold In a little old hlacls
trunk In the attic of the family home of
Mrs. JefTers. Th fact was brought out In
th settlement of her estate that during
her life she had given large sums to educa
tional institutions. Ohio Wesleyan univer
sity had received $00,000 and Depauw uni
versity at Greencastle. Ind., $ She
died two months ago at th age of 81 and
had lived with relatives during the closing
years of her life.. The discovery of the con
tents of the trunk waa made by the ad
ministrator of her estate, P. J. Oskerday.
She had always taken the trunk with her,
but had checked It a she did other ordi
nary baggage.
Robert Kldd of Staten Island Killed
and S. Hinmaa Bird of New York
Seriously Hurt.
TRENTON. N. J.. Sept. 19 Robert E.
Kidd of Staten Island. N. Y.. waa killed
and 8. Hlnman Bird of New York City
waa seriously Injured In an automobile ac
cident at Hlghtstown today. The machine
was completely overturned by running Into
a telegraph pole. Bird la g stepson of
Charles T. Cook, president of the senior
class of Princeton university.
Kidd was a well known automobile raer.
He served with the Rough Riders during
the Spanish-American war and was after
wards In the regular army.
Movement of Ocean Vessel Sept. lf.
New York Arrived : Mesaba, from Lon
don: Friedrtch der Grosse and Kron Prlnr
Wllhelm, from Bremen. Sailed: Carpathla,
for Liverpool.
At Ixnrton Arrived: Minnehaha, from
New York.
At Antwerp Arrived: Vaderland, from
New York, via Dover.
At Trieste Arrived : Blavonla. from New
York, fur Flume.
At firemen Arrived: Kaiser Wllhelm II,
from New York ,
At Genoa Hilled: Canoplc, for Boston.
At Marseilles Sailed: Algeria, for New
At Queenstown Arrived: MaJeHtic, from
New York.
At Philadelphia Arrived: Aoordland.
from IJvei pool.
At Liverpool Sailed: O""-1- for New
Winners in Contest for Nomination! oa
Connty Ticket.
In Tree-for-All for County Judge, Lealie
Carries Off Priie.
Beal, Brailey, Bodwell Make an Allitera
tive Trio for Suooeia.
Democrats Otherwise Hare Decid
edly Tame Time of It Vote Is
light Everywhere and
Count Slow.
rhe Nominees.
Jotin .Mcl onald .
Charles !slie. . . ,
Office. Democrats
. Sheriff.. Thomas J. Flynn
.Judge. ..J. W. Woodrongh
.Clerk John Krexel
D. M Haverly...
Roberto. Fink Treasurer. . .Win. Fleming
K. J. Bodwell Superintendent
Herman Beal Surveyor M. J. I-acy
K. F. Brailey Coroner. Dr. J. F. Borgluhi
W. G. l"re Commls'n'r
E. G. Soloman Commls'n'r. ,C. A. Tracy
Brlce Crawford Police Judge. .J. Lumbard
This Is the result of the first trial of
direct nominations for all political parties
under the new primary law in Douglaa
county. Although the weather conditions
were ideal, the vote was light nearly every
where and tho ballots showed an Independ
ence of slates and combinations to a re
markable degree. The total republican
vote in the county will scarcely go much
above 6,000.
The big fight In the republican ranks was
over the nomination for sheriff and here
It waa a three cornered contest, the antla
being united for John McDonald and the
regular organization divided between Fred
Hoy and Tony Donahue, although cen
tered chiefly on the foimer. The race
proved to be close, with surprises for acli
In many places. The figures, with four
city preclncta and three country precincts
missing, give McDonald a lead over Hoye
of 129. The table follows:
Ward. Donahue. Hove. McD.
First 38 199 in
Second 41 21$ !W
Third M W
Fourth R1 158 20
Fifth 246 145 217
Sixth 70 83 217
Seventh 23 118
Eighth 98 1 55 1 78
Ninth 9" 2 20
Tenth 58 291 M
Eleventh 20 58 IO
Twelfth 170 337
Totala 873
South Omaha loo
Country 89
Totals 1.105
Lower Part of Ticket.
Th next Interest attached to the county
Judgeship. Her also the antis wer united
and th regulars divided and the division
pmved fstal to all the regular candidates,
giving th nomination to Lesll, although
by a decided minority of the total.
Th other places went almost by ymnwn
consent to the winning candidate, the only
brush being for surveyor and coroner. The
old soldier strength pulled the balance
strongly for Haverly against Bandle.
In the Fifth commissioner district W. G.
f re had an easy task In heading off Henry
For county treasurer Robert O. Fink, who
had no opposition, polled 6,388 vote. Th
vote on the other office waa:
Haverly S.384
Bandle 2.927
Haverly' majority : 467
Dickinson 1.494
Haller l.Mfl
I,slle 2.0M
Thomas . 1.181
Leslie's plurality 188
Beal 8.423
Eriquist 17M
Beal' majority 628
Mace ..
. 2
. rn
Brailey' plurality
Bodwell 4.0M
Clarendon 2.13A
Bod well's majority 1.948
Ur 1.481
Oetrom '. 774
Ur's majority
Ten Lyek
Crawford's majority 635
Justice and Constable.
In the scramble for Justice of the peac
Judges Foster. Long. Altstadt and Eastman
are nominated, with the other two place
hovering between Anderson, Bachman,
Baldwin. Cockerell and Fields.
The successful constable ar Church,
Hensel, McGlnnls, Simpson, Stein and
The republican School board ticket will
be listed as follows: W. H. Butt. Dr. W.
H. Christie, David Cole, Alfred Kennedy,
Gourge I. Rice for full terms, and Charles
Harding for abort term. There wa prac
tically no opposition to this combination.
Democratic Results.
On the democratic side Tom Flynn de
feated Sheriff Power by a vote of 8j6 to
M3, thus springing some thing of a surprise.
For police Judge Jules G. Lumbard mor
than doubled the vote for hi competitor,
the figures standing 9A! for Lumbard lo
4V4 for former Police Judge Gordon.
The other democratic candidates wer
unopposed, and Kellogg, the only demo
cratic candidate for Justice of the peac
In Omaha, gut a larger vote than on
republican (Rickelt, who wa low man of
the thirteen republican candidate with 447
For county commissioner in th Third, or
country, commissioner district, Emmett G.
Solomon, republican, and Charle A. Tracy,
democrat, were unopposed. Mr. Solomon
received 561 votes. No returns were re
ceived on Tracy's vote.
Confusion and uucertanlty marked the
opening of the polling place and many
of them were not doing business until I
o'clock and after. Nut a few supervisors
of registrars aid clerks failed to report
at 8 o'clock und policemen had to be sent
for them or new men appointed in their
places Thu difficulty, however was slight
compared to mlHumierstandings about th
details that should be observed in carrying
out the arrangements, prescribed by th
Inlgt) law To complicate matter stilt
fjrther County Attorney Hlabaugh issued
opinions clt rectly opposite to opinions given
out by City Attorney Brseo. Tt former