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OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTUM BUR 23, 1903 SIXTEEN PAGES.
SINGLE roPV THREE CENTS.
RIOT IN CIENFUECOS
Congressman Villnsadaa tnd Chisf of
Polic Killed in Conflict.
OFFICERS ATTEMPT TO SEARCH HOTEL
Evipiolon that Hou Oocipied bj Liberals
SIX MEN KILLED AND SEVERAL WOUNDED
Liberal! Open Fire on Policemen aa They
8tart Up Stairway.
FEAR THAT TRoubLE MAY SPREAD
Today la election Day la Cuba ai
I'trlternent la at Fever Heat.
Prtd Congressman a Bril
HAVANA. Sept. 2i Official dispatches
I'htJ thla afternoon from Cienfuegos
announced the killing of Congressman
Enrique Vllluendas, leader of the liberal
party und the most able orator In the lower
house and the thief of police of Clenfuegos
iurli.g a conflict between the two political
. parties, the liberal! and moderates. The
government adviees say the police had in
lnrma;lon that within the hotel In which
Vllluendas resided a quantity of arms had
Ix-en deposited and they went to the hotel
to investigate the matter. As the police
:mcendeil the stairs they were met by a
party of liberals, who fired on them, kill
ing Chief of Police Illante. The police
returned the fire, killing Vllluendas and
wounding several others. Intense excite
ment prevails at Clenfuegos and Havana.
Fear More Trouble Today.
The government authorities fear the re
sult tho affair muy have on the election
ol ni' mbers to the election board, which
will l held tomorrow. As the news spread
throughout Havana the liberals and mod
erates are lapidly gathering In their re
Hnei tlve clubs and It Is feared that unless
Pollers give wise counsel a 'lash may
A dispatch to the Associated Press from
''.er'fu"gos says that six persons were
I'. I lied and twenty-five wounded during the
Plf-patches to the government say that
hes'rtcs Congressman Vllluendas and Chief
of Tollce Illance, two policemen were kilted
and t number of policemen and civilians
Injured. Rural guards are around the em
tire block In which the Hotel Sulso, the
s.ene ft the affair, la situated. One tele
gram says that Vllluendas fired the shot
which killed the chief of potice. while ac
eordl'ig to another telegram the shot was
flrd by Jose Fernandei, a liberal, who
has been arrested.
Bovlia In Vlllnendaa Room.
A search of the hotel revealed two
dvnamlte bombs In the room occupied by
Vllluendas. The police In searching the
hotel were carrying out the order of a
Judge who was Informed that the explo
sives were hidden there. The government
has received a telegram from Senator
Krlas asking It to send reinforcements at
one. The telerram says:
While In t'.'ienfuegna at the present the
forces are keeping order, every precaution
Is needed, as there Is danger of assault. I
lecommer.o: thM the authorities prevent
entrance Into Clenfuegos of probable i
f.il.le makers who are liable to ,nv,n(
e ctv. Ttiere are fears of dynamite
Acting on the advice of Senator Frlas.
the fivernrr.ent this evening sent a train
of Ave ca"-s loaded with rural guards, the
lar,e .t dumber of nhom are destined for
t ie.-.f ueffos. while the others will bo dls
trlhjted in M.it.inz.n and Santa Clara,
where advice received by the govern
ment Indicate that serious trouble may
ocrur at any time. The train also carries
a:tl!lery and the troops are supplied with
i:",.nri rounds of ammunition.
The feeling In Havana tonight Is most In
tense. The liberals are bitterly denouncing
he government, saying they have received
no advices from Clenfuegos. because the
government will not permit the use
either the government telegraph or the
Ar. extra session of the house of repre
sentatives was held tonight, at which the
disturbances at Clenfuegos were discussed.
Liberals Rlame Ooveraaneat.
Extra editions of the, liberal papers Is
sued here tonight place the entire blamo
for the disturbances upon the government.
The mayor r.f Havana has Issued a proc
lamation forbidding the carrying of canes
or weapons of any kind with or without
ii fliers 141 nir i' iiihj t,i iinr ,iiiub iiair 1
during the elections tomorrow. An official
dispatch says that the mayor of Clenfuegos
has issued a similar proclamation and has
also prohibited the sale of alcoholic liquors.
Oeneral Jose Miguel Gomez, governor of
Santa Clara province, the liberal candidate
for the presidency, arrived here tonight.
According to a report In circulation the
governor declares that an attempt was
made to assassinate him In hla offlolal resi
dence. Governor Oomea Bald to the Associated
Press that he came to Havana to inform on an assessment upon the company's fran
rresident Palma tha,t he feared the elec- : chlse. The company resisted the taxation
tlons In his province would not be fairly of Its franchise, claiming that the state
conducted, but that after the occurrences 1 constitution did not give that right. The
at Clenfuegos he would not visit the presl- I court holds that franchises of all kinds.
dent. In regard to the rumor that an at.
tempt had been made to assassinate him
the governor would say nothing.
OFFICIAL VERSION OF THE AFFAIR
.'hot that Killed Chief mt Police Fired
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.-8enor Quesada.
tie Cuban minister, tonight received the
fo'jowlng dispatch from Secretary of State
O''arrlll, giving official version of the
trouble at Clenfuegos
Tod'y, while the chief or police was car-
rAn' ut an order of the court to examine
the prv"iies of the Hotel I-aSulaa In Cien-
fueaoa. where Enrl Vllluendas. a member
of i-ona-l ss. was aiopulng. Vllluendas flr-'d
on the chief of pellce, who died shortly
afterward.' Immediately, and Jn the same
plaee. the police anawered the aggreaalon,
being attained at the same time by those
w ho accompanied Vllluendas. The latter
persons tr arrested. Three policemen
are seriously wounded. The rural guard
proceeded to fake an examination of the
prenuoea and 'o help the police, finding
ammunition ani dynamite bombs In the
hotel where Vllluendas lived. The rural
5 laid is doing a rvice in the town and or
or is fully established. The government
has made measures ao that the elections to
b held tomorrow will take place with
Strict lrgullty In all the republic.
Speaking of the trouble at Clenfuegos,
Minister Quesada pointed out that It was
entlieiy local In character and had no na
tional signflcance whatever. It was an
Incident common to popular elections. Clen
fuegos is debatable ground, he said, and
party strife runs high there. The gov
ernment, be added, la determined that the
elections to take place tomorrow through
out thv republic shall be conducted strictly
BccCrxilL4 Ui law.
GARDEN PARTY FOR ALICE
Coaata of Kmprmr of (nrra Prealdee
at Open tr Knnrllnn In Honor
of Mlae Honnrrrlt.
SE01L. Ppt. 22-Prlnre Tl. the em
trnr'i cousin, acted as h t today t an
open-air garden party given at the old
East palace In honor of Miss Alice Roose
velt. All of the officials of note of Corea
were present The wooded paths and col
ored pavilions were decorated with Amer
ican and Corean flags. Pi nice VI toasted
President Roe.scvelt and Minister Morgan
toasted the pmpror of Corea
Later Miss Roose-elt was prwnt at a I
gathering under the auspices of the Corean I
Christian women missionaries and was
given a Cores n Bible and prayer book.
From the chapel the assemblage proceeded
to a garden party given In honor of Miss
Roosevelt and her party by American mis
sionaries In Corean districts. All denomina
tions were represented, missionaries being
In attendance at the anntial conference at
In the evening In the courtyard of the
American legation performances were
given by Corean military musicians and
FRANCE AND GERMANY AGREE
Complete Accord Reached on
Points In Dlapute Regard
PARIS. Sept. 22. Information obtained
from a well Informed source Is to the ef
fect that Dr. Rosen, the German minister
to Morocco, and M. P.evoll, representing
France, reached a complete agreement on
all the disputed points of the Moroccan
question In the course of their conference
today. Roth parties are entirely satisfied
with the arrangement. Premier Rouvler
and Prince von Radolin, the German am
bassador to France, met at the Foreign
office after the negotiations had reached
an accord and conversed most cordially.
It Is understood that Dr. Rosen and
Fremler Rouvier will meet tomorrow In
order to formulate and sign definite terms
of agreement according to the program on
reforms In Morocco.
The above may not be regarded as offi
cial, hut the source from which the infor
mation came leads to the hellef that the
lengthy pour parlers are concluded and
that a record merely awaits the signature
of the representatives of the two govern
MAY SETTLE DIFFERENCES
Hungarian Coalition Leaders Will
Hold Conference with the
BUDAPEST. Hungary. Sept. 22.-The
audience which the coalition leaders will
have with the king-emperor tomorrow Is
regarded most hopefully and there Is wide,
spread expectation that the compromise
proposals will be submitted by Count Jul
Isu Andrassy, Francis Kossuth, Baron
Ranfry and Count Zlchy will lead to a
settlement enabling the formation of a
ministry and the restoration of administra
The coalitionists appear prepared to dem
onstrate to the klng-emperor their strong
desire to meet the views of the crown on
the army question by confining their de
mands to a general preposltlon for the de
velopment of the Hungarian army In ac
cordance with the national spirit without
i insisting on the use of Hungarian as the
, , .,,,,
language of command
DESIRE LOWER ICING RATES
American Pomolnglcal Society Makes
a Formal Requeat I pon
Membera of C'ongreaa.
KANSAS CITY. Sept. The American
Pomologlcal society In biennial convention
resolved tei urge all congressmen to use
their Influence to secure the passage of
legislation looking to the reduction of Icing
and regtigerator charges for the shipment
of fruit. This action was taken following
the reading of a report hv A. H. Kirkpa-
f j trick of Michigan, chairman of the com
mittee on resolutions, who stated that "the
fruit Industry was being ruined by the
J refrigerator car lines, which charges the
grower an excessive price for Icing cars."
Wilder medals were awarded to the Mis
souri State Horticultural society for Its
exhibit of apples, pears and plums; to
Ellwanger A Berry. Rochester, N. Y.. for
exhibit of pears, and to C. G. Patten.
Charles City, la., for fruit originated by
STATE WINS ONE TAX SUIT
Minnesota Haa Right to Tax Fr
chlae of Weatera I'nlon Tele
ST. PALI., Sept. 22. The state supreme
court decided In favor of the state today In
the suit of the State of Minnesota against
the Western Union Telegraph Company.
It was a suit to collect taxes on a valua
tion of the company's property In the
I amount of tl.oon.iino. This valuation Is based
although Intangible property, are taxable
under the constltion.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Rural Carriers Are Appointed for a
Kamber of Routea la
(From a Staff Correspondent )
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 -(Special Tele
gram.) Rural carriers appointed for Iowa
1 routes: Hancock, route I. J. E. Brltton
j carrier, C. B. Brltton substitute: Lake
, . . ,,
Prk. route S. William M. Small carrier.
! Frank. Blair substitute: Red Oak. route 4. 1
1 c Graham carrier, Ida B Graham sub -
Rural route ! has been ordered estab-
! Ushed Octolier I at Sisseton. Roberts
county. South Dakota, serving 475 people
and nlnety-nve houses.
CRUDE OIL PRICES ADVANCE
Staadard OH Company Makea
Tat Gradea of the Raw
PITTS Bt'RG, Sept. 22 -The Standard Oil
company toeiay advanced the price of Penn
sylvania oil lu cents and Tlona oil a cents.
Within two weeks Pennsylvania oil has
advanced 19c and Tlona 14 cents. The other
grades of oil were not changed. The quo
tations are: Pennsylvania. 11 tei: Tiona,
1156; Corning. II U3; Near Castle, SI. at;
Cabel. SI U: North Lima. 2c: South Lima
Xaud ludiaaa, ST.; Soutrsal ac4 KagUqiSc,
FRANCE CALLS CASTRO DOWN
People Are Indignant at Treatment of
Charge d' Affaires to Venesne'.a.
PREMIER PREPARING AN ULTIMATUM
Will Sot Permit South Amrlri Na
tion to Dlatlasalah Between Per-
I and OfllFlal Capacity
pARI3 e,pt. n.The offensive attitude
of Venezuela toward M. Taigny. the French
charge d'affaires at Caracas, has aroused
Indignation In official circles here. Al
though the ministry has r.ot yet taken
definite action It is said In the highest
quarters that Premier Rouvler undoubtedly
I1I demand that Venezuela disavow the
offensive action and adopt a course con
formable wth the usual courtesies of
diplomatic Intercourse. The Venezuela
authorities are now seeking to show th.T
M. Talgny personally and not agair v
French government, but the om--
do not accept the dlstincti'- .en
M. Tagny'a personal and of city.
He has high standing at ' ,n office,
where he recently serve also aided
Ambassador Cambon at ningtjn dur
ing the most delicate phases of the Spanish
war negotiations. Therefore there Is no
Intention here to permit Venezuela to make
a scape goat of him.
Ktatua of Affair.
The official directly charged with hiiiij
llng Venezuelan uutstlon explaineet tn
geneial status of the controversy as fal
lows: Venezuela supports the closing of the
French cable company s Inland staUons
on the ground of ttie ileclslon of the Venez
uelan courts. trance does not quistion
tlie general right of the courts, but main
tains that the decision el the courts con
tained nothing authorizing the executive
branch to seize and shut up the table
Muieover oniy a day before shutting up
the inland stations Venezuela gave as-surane-e
tnat General Velutinl. the Venez
uelan minister at Paris, would take steps
to satlntactoi ily adjust tne question. There
lore, M. Talgny protested on tlie ground
that the court s decision did not Justify
clonus stations. Tins protest was not M.
laigny s personally, but followed specillc
Instructions from the Foreign oltice. Theie
fore, it is impossible to raise a personal
issue. A separate verbal protest was made
against the expulsion ot Manager Urun of
tlie French Cable company on the ground
that the right to expel foreigners dors not
only apply to M. Brun, who was perman
ently domiciled in Caracas. It is to bo
expected that a demand will be made that
Venezuela disavow tlie action taken. The
subsequent course of France will depend
uIkjii V enezuela s reply.
Inquiry makes it practle-ally certain that
Venezuela has placed orders at the Cruezot
works for eight field batteries and tour
moutain batteries, the latter consisting of
four guns each.
It was announced from Caracas Septem
ber 2n, that tho Venezuelan government had
that day made formal reply to the protest j
lodged September 13 by M. Talgny, the
French charge d'affaires, against the clos
ing of the Inland stations of the French
Cable company and the expulsion of the
manager of the company, M. Brun:
The government holds documents pro
viding that the French Cable company
has accepted the result of the Judicial
proceedings brought against It. ,The gov.
ernment Is only waiting to establish new
relations between it and the company. M.
Talgny. the French charge d'affaires, know
thla and therefore the protect can only be
considered as an act of hostility. For this
reason the government will abstain from
treating with the French government
through M Talgny.
Propoaea Joint Action.
The semi-official Temps this evening
printed a leading article renectir.g omctai
aentiment on the subject. It said:
Taigny had been ordered to Insist "n (kfn before her for Identification. The Glrard was absent from his boarding place ' ln at ,h" disappearance of the family, pro
f,u'na7't,o1ocHlwnhrhm!nKIf 1 7he wThdrawai ! n-gro It Is said made a confession. for a week about the last of January or at ! "-d to the cellar and Investigate. He
U made and President Castro makes an
vSielaoes ot acced". it wl'll be un-
wise to Immediately hreuk off diplomatic
relations by the withdrawal of M. Talgny.
France and the Tinted States to make a
Joint naval demonstration, so that Great
Britain ami iiaiy iook pari. Arnirninn 10
our knowledge, the cabinets of Washington
and l'nris have examined certain ques
tions Mutual confidence will render easier
an understanding for efficacious Joint In
tervention. This Intervention, in which
firmness will not exclude moderation and
prudence, appears today to be essential.
The authorities here say that exchanges
will occur at Washington relative to the
mutual Issues involved In the pending con
troversies. M. Jusserand, the French ambassador to
the I'nlted States, will sail for New York
tomorrow from Havre on the steamer La
MILLER BEFORE GRAND JURY
Attorney General of Indiana Testlfl.es
la the Investigation of Sher
JTNDIANAPOLIS, Sept. K.-Charles W.
Miller, attorney general "of Indiana, was
the first witness heard today by the Marlon
county grand Jury Investigating the case
of David E. Sherrlck. ex-auditor of state.
Mr. Miller went to the grand Jury room
shortly after 9 o'clock and did not leave
until after 10:30.
It Is thought the grand Jury began In
vestigating the notes signed by J. H. Wlch
ard for the Murray Lumber company.
Stoughton J. Fletcher and Stoughton A.
Fletcher, president and vice president of
the Fletcher National bank, were before
the grand Jury this morning.
It Is known that the J. H. Murray com
pany does considerable of Its banking busi
ness with the Fletcher National bank and
the certified check for S10,oO presented by
W. 8 Wlchard to assist In redeeming the
notes held by Sherrlck when a settlement
had been called for was drawn on the
KENTUCKY MANSION BURNS
House Built by First Governor of the
tate la 1TOS Destroyed
LEXINGTON. Ky.. Sept. tl Travelers'
Rest, the mansion of Isaac Shelby, first
' TOVrr'or ' Kentucky, built In 1795, near
I 8 lelby City. In Lincoln county, was ae-
. ' . . '', , .
lrol b 0r today. Many a distinguished
' m"n been a guest In the home, which
j " one of ,h" moM m"nlflcent In the
state, ji was mm properly 01 jsaac oneiDy,
a great grandson of the soldier-statesman.
I Ktton' to bMrn w"p " ne,t ,n ttlc
l W W , 1 . . 1. V -
WILL NOT BUILD TO COAST
Chairman Roawell Miller Denies Re
port that 6t. Paal Directors Will
MILWAUKEE. Wis.. Sept. E Roawell
Miller, chairman of the board of directors
of the Chicago, Milwaukee at St. Paul
railroad, emphatically denlea that the di
rectors at their annual meeting to be held
Saturday will take action authorizing the
extension ot their Usee lo the f aclflc coget.
BOSTON HAS MURDER MYSTERY
Dismembered Trank of Woman la
Fn'antl In Suit faae at
BOSTON. Sept. 22-The police of Wln
throp. Poston and the state are giving
their combined efforts In an attempt to
unravel the mystery whl'h surrounds the
crime discovered yesterday by the finding
of the dismembered trunk of a woman In a
dress suit case floating In the water off the
Wlnthrop Yacht club pier. Thus far, how
ever, no promising clues ae In the posses
sion of the authorities, although many
rumors and theories are reached by them.
The body was removed to an undertaking
establishment In this city, where an au
topsy was performed by Medical Examiner
Harris. His examination strengthened the
ItiMfV that the wnnmn hflit h..n thm vifflin
of an unsuccessful surgical operation and ,
il,. di.memh.nn of the l,od- h.,i heen the '
work of skilled hands.
Tl e police of Wtnthrop assert that the !
v' ' probably was not a irlt'.'-nt of thV
s they know of no one missing.
l iy In the morning four nflVera wnt
the office of a physician on Howard
street In the west end of this city, where
nearly half an hour was. spent In a search
of the rremlses. The per'n whom the po-lle-e
desired to interview was. It was under
stood, absent from the house.
At the conclusion of the autopsy Medical
Examiner Harris refused to discuss the re
sults of the examination, saying he would
make his report to the district attorney.
Parts of the organs of th" woman were j
removed for the purpose of chemical anal- '
Deputy Chief Neal of the state police I
was informed today that a man hud been j
seen yesterday walking toward a bridge
In Wlnthrop carrying a' dress suit case I
which resembled that found in the water.
A good description of the mar. ! at hand, j
The denutv chief expressed the oni.ilon I
.hot ,h .. . ,,,,..j,h k,,, I
that she had died at some Boston hospital
as the result of an operation, the physician
who performed the operation afterward
cutting off the head, arms Rnd legs. I'nder
these circumstances. h3 added, the charge
against the guilty man could not be mur
der. The officer said that he expected an
The state police announced thla afternoon
that the woman died from septic poisoning
resulting from a criminal operation.
WRONG MAN IS LYNCHED
Mob In Arkansas llanga rgro Sna
pected of Aaaaaltlna; Woman and
Killing; Her Children.
I.ITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Sept. 23 -A special
to the Arkansas Gaxette from Conway.
Ark., says that Frank Brown, a negro.
was taken from Jail there late last night to i
the outskirts of the town and hanged by h
mob. The lynching was o quietly done thit
few of the townspeople knew of Its occur-
rence. The negro was held for assaulting a
Mrs. Lawrence, killing her fi-year-old son
and stabblns: her babv daughter. He was
hanged In front of the houe occupied bv nln found -today In the room of Joseph
Mrs. Lawrence. The lynching was evidently I Qlrard, who Is accused of killing Augusta
the. result of a prearranged plan. The mob I Ffalffer near the "Haunted Oak" at Pel
formed quietly In the outskirts of the city 1 nam road, leads the police to suspect that
and proceeded to the Jail. j G Ira I'd may know something about the
Sheriff Harrell is in Little Rock attempt- j murder of Elizabeth Davis of Mlddletown.
tng to run down a, rise which has resulted ! N. Y. Detective Sergeant Price said today
In the arrest of anofii.r nrgrn Implicated i that the body of Mlsa Davie was found in
In the crime. The mob experienced no dif- ' the Wallklll river near Mlddletown on
Acuity In entering the Jail and securing March S' last. It bore evidence or having
their victim. The mob took Rrown to the been maltreated, aa was the body of the
house In which Mrs. Lawrence lived. In a ' Pfelffer girl, and physicians said It had
lonely spot. There was no excitement and ,ben In the water about two months,
the affair was conducted In a businesslike 1 "The clinrjlng we found In Glrard'a
i nlRnn.r. Mrs. Lawrence has been removed
. another house and the negro was not
j LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Sept 23. Sheriff
I Harr'U of ConWaV' whP" h"' ,onlht-
'aid he thought the, wrong man had been
lynched and that the man ha now bas un-
"""" ' "l nhn y
the crime for which Rrown was lynched.
EARTHQUAKES STILL CONTINUE
Several People K,ll!ed by Cloudbnrsta
Which Follow a Tremor
NEW fYORK, Sept 23 Earthquake ; through the fall of a car from the tres'le
shocks continued yesterday in Calabria, on Ninth avenue, was fixed today by the
says a Rome dispatch to The Herald. At State Railroad commissioners. Their report
Amante two women were killed. At Ajello ! found that Motorman Paul Kelly was re
many houses fell and twelve peisons were ' sponsible for the accident In running by
Injured. , catitlonary signals without reducing speed
At Bruzlao a church fell and there was
further damage at Consenza, Catanzaro and , showed that the Fifty-third etreet switch I of the independence of the Patriarchs Mill- i be ascertained how much. If any. the busl
Monteleoi;e. There was a cloudburst at was set for Sixth avenue. I 'an of the Independent Order of Odd Fel- ness of the New York Life Insurance com.
Barl. the wind capsizing a sailing vessel j They also found that Switchman Cor- I lows was considered today, but the matter pany was- being extended in the foreign
In the harbor and six persons were drowned, nellus A. Jackson contributed to the cause I was eventually set aside until the next field e the expense of the American policy.
At Portlol, near Naples, there was another ' of the accident by having the switch set j annual session In Toronto. In the Interim holder.
Cloudburst and the fleioda of water brought for a Sixth avenue train when the Nln.h j the-patriarchs will continue their present, The committee adjourned until next
Into the town many large blocks of lava avenue train was displaying proper signals, j relations with the sovereign grand lodge. j Wednesday. Senator Armstrong, ohatrnwn
'from Vesuvius. Service of the street cars
It is not believed that there are many
more victims in the ruins. At Zambrone
a man haa Just been taken out alive, after
having been entombed eleven days.
General Lambertl has made an official list
of the damage by the earthquake. He
finds that 112 towns and villages suffered
great losses: the dead number 589 and the
RURAL CARRIERS MAY DIVIDE
Delegate gays Tea States Will Leave
Organisation If Cunningham
Does Sot Retire.
: INDIANAPOLI8. Ind.. Sept. 22. Peoria,
' 111., was tonight selected as the next meet-
. Ing place of the National Rural Carriers'
, convention In 19oS. The vote stood: Peoria,
46; Detroit. 44. The Tumber case, which
has been occupying the attention of the
convention In executive session for the last
three sessions of the convention, has re
sulted in favor of Tumber.
One of the delegates from Indiana openly
declared tonlaht that If Cunningham con
tinues In office the following states would
tomorrow accrue irom ine organization :
Indiana, Michigan. New York, Ohio, Geor
gia, North and South Carolina, New Hamp
shire, Maine and Oklahoma.
SILVER QUARTZ NEAR PRISON
Rlaatlaar for Electrle Boad Beveala
Site ( aa Old Engllah
OSSINING. N. Y., Sept. 22 -Silver quarti
was found today near Sing Sing prison in
rock which was blasted by electric rallro-vd
The quarts was obtained near the site of
an abandoned silver mine which was
worked by the English before the revolu
tionary war. At the beginning of the war
the miners, most of whom were English,
were driven away and never returned to
work the mine again. In 1820 and again in
1867 attempts were made to pump otft and
operate the old mine, but the quantity of
silver obtained was too small to be profl'.-
I able and Ibeea atteinota ware abandoned.
STOCK RATE IS TOO LOW
Each ii Claim by Iowa Central Bail
read at Hearing.
MANAGER TITTEIKCRE ON THE STAND
Cost of Pnasenaer,. Service la 'Less
Than (oat of llandllna Cattle,
According to One
CHICAGO, Sept. 2. Passenger service on
the Iowa Central railroad, as far as operat
ing expenses ar concerned, costs the rail
read company less than to handle cattle
..nd other live stock shipments, according
IO J' Tlttemor. rreight tramo manager
of Minneapolis & St. Faui and the
Iowa Central Railway companies. Mr. Tit-
""""I ve th information today before
Federal Judge S. H. Bethea, who is hear
lug the cases of the Interstate commerce
commission against eighteen railroad com
panies, on questions of alleged illegal dis
crimination of freight rates.
"The rats on live stock from Missouri
river points to Chicago are more than just
to the shipper and less than Just to the
carrier," declured the witness "Most of
this traffic is what we call pick-up and our
company must provide at vailous stations
at a great expense for the reception of the
cattls. It costs us more to receive and care
for the live stock than for the same service
for passengers, If yqu will. We provide
scales and scale houses, windmills to pump
water, puve the yards with vitrified brick,
and build buildings which withstand tho
cold and heat alike."
Cost of Stock Yards.
"mese jaras cost anoui or
pac" "na " rE al "1" "--l.ne
them up. We spent 100.000 last year In
maintaining our yards-about $U apiece on
me lowa tpnirui ami iv ai'iric on
other road. Our road has added Jl.tXO.OOO in
wealth to the northwest In the last year
by our continuing In the live stock freight
business. Our road has lost money. I be
lieve the rate on live stock Is too low. If
wc did not handle the live stock business
we could handle grain at a much higher
rate per car and much better for us. By
adhering to the live stock business we have remain closed until a month later. j the society assumed the responsibility of
promoted a diversity of Industries In Iowa The first time a Chinese name has up- j Mr Hyde's personal operations Mr Win
to the great benefit of the state. Iowa is j peared in the list was today. The Chinese tlrop rrod,,ced the minutes of the finance
a stock state and It is better for the farmer were supposed to be Immune, because pun- i eommlttee In July. 1906, showing a written
to raise one steer than to raise Its value gent odors exhaled by opium smokers are j assiKnmpnt to the company by Mr. Hyde of
In proeluce. The claim for damage against i not relished by the mosquitoes. Ms ntPIP,t )n ,n)!, syndicate
our road for live steck products are few.) JACKSON. Miss., Sept. 22 Roxie and j The society had raid Into "that syndicate
only two in the last several years. On live j Hamilton, located on the Yazoo & Missis- . $1-rt70i0nn, Murh of ,hp lnformaflon n(,r,,
stpcK tne claims are very mucn greater ana
CLD CRIME LAID TO GIRARD
w York Teamster May Know Some
thin of Death af Another
NEW YORK. Sept. 12. A newspaper cllp-
I room." said the detective, "gave a enm-
r.lete account of the finding of the body.
almost exactly the date It was shown that
th- avls girl's body was thrown into the
j BLAME PLACED ON KELLY
View York Railroad Commlaaloni
Place Reaponalbillty for Wreck
NEW YORK. Sept. 22. Responsibility for
the elevated railroad accident of September
11. when twelve passengers lost their lives
and In running past the signals which
Jackson was also blamed for having left.
: the lever without being relieved.
: It was also found that the train's speed
was too great.
RAILWAY WILLC0ME NEXT
Proaepatloa of Lines Aecuaed of
Giving Rebatea to Chicago Pack
ers Will Begla at Once.
CHICAGO. Sept. 22 Prosecution of the
railroads for violations of the Elklns law
relating to rebatea will follow the convic
tion of the four officials of Schwarischlld
& Sulsberger for conspiring to receive re
bates in the conduct of the packing busi
ness of the company. District Attorney
Morrison made the announcement today.
BO8TON, Sept. 21 Commenting on the
J conviction of four of the Schwarischlld &
' Sulzberger company a omctal3 for alleged
' conspiracy to obtain rebates from several
railroads, one of which Is asserted to be
the Boston A Maine railroad. President
Louis Tuttle of that company toda said:
I understand that the gentlemen name
the Boston & Maine railroad as one of
the six over which they conspired to fix
rebstes, but if they so conspired 1 Know
j nothing about It. I can truthfully
thai so far as I have been able to
that so far as 1 have been able 10 ond
out, they have never got them, either di
rectly or Indirectly.
SCALE DOWNJJFE POLICIES
Kaighta and Ladles of Honor Take
Steps to Gnard Against
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 22. An Important
new law, providing for the scaling of
certificates of life Insurance, was today
enacted by the supreme lodge, Knighta and
Ladies of Honor, in session here. The
law. which la designed to protect the order
from fraudulent representations as to the
state of health of persons taking out In
surance, provides that a policy or certificate
holder who dlea within a year of the Issue
of the t policy shall receive only one-third
of the face amount; when one dies within
the second year of the life of the policy
shall reoeKe two-thlrda; one dlea In the
third year ahall receive only SO per cent.
After the third year it is provided Ite
coUcy aUaU t-e paid (a xuiU
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for ebraaka Fair and
Warmer Saturday. Sunday Fair.
I Serious Political niota In Cuba.
France Preparea tltlmntnni.
Snya Stock Rates Are Too low.
Investigating Inaurancc Methods.
S Some Jnpitneae Relolce nt Pence.
(annl Fnglneera Co to Itoaton.
4 Ftsht for Control of the Wabaah.
Affairs at South Omaha.
It CTva from All Tarta of eraakn.
A Mnny Testify In IMakemore Case.
Flnnnclnl Review of the Week.
T Mothers Ignore the MeetlnaT.
Second Motor Car HI a Socceaa.
8 Hunttna for the Phantom Mooae.
Baldwin I I area I p at Mickey.
Row Over Dodge Primary 1.aw.
11 Deny ( hargea of (iraln Men.
Competition In Telephonea.
IZ Sporting; F.venta of the Day.
13 Financial and C ommerrlal.
IS Council Blnffa and Iowa ewa.
Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayi
Hour. Dear. Hour. Dec.
R a. m U't i p. m 7
a. m fll 2 p. ra ft!)
T a. m ml .1 p. m Nt
H a. ra H4 4 p. m TO
a. m TO n p. m T
10 a. m T4 Up. m TS
11 a. m T4 T p. ra T.t
lit m TT s p. m IO
S p. ra It
FOUR DIE OF YELLOW FEVER
Report from ew Orleana Minwa I n -crease
In umber of 3cw Caara
and Decreaae In Deatha.
NEW ORLEANS. Sept. .-Report of
yellow fe ver situation to 6 p. m. :
New cases 37
Total to date
Ni w foci 13
Cases under treatment 313 '
iouays report snows an increase over .
yesterday In the matter of new cases, but
the deatha were again exceedingly few.
While It has been practically decided to
open the public schools Monday week, most
of the higher Institutions of learning will (
sippi riuiroaa. are reponcci as new pomia
of Infection tonight.
The summary tonight: Roxle. four new
cases, one death: Harrison, one case; Hd in
ning, one :as, qne death: Vicksburg. seven
cases, two deaths: Natchez, four cases;
Gulfport. two cases.
CLAIMS VICTIMS ONE BY ONE
Indiana f.lrl Aaphyslated la Cellar
and Three Persona Who Go to In
vratlgate Meet Similar Fate.
MLNC1E, Ind.. Sept. 2J Two dead and
two othera not expected to live Is the re
sult of gas escaping In the cellar of th"
Williams family's house here late tonight.
About S o'clock the daughter. Maggie.
..... ,, . ' . ,
went Into the cellar to pet something for
supper. When she failed to return, Mrs.
Williams. 50 years old, also went Into the
cellar to find th girl. Uit the father.
J. C. Williams, coming home and finding
no one and the cellar doorway open, went
I nown. The son arriving home and wonder-
found all three bodies on the floor.
He carried his father and mother up and
returned for his sister, when he fell upon buslneu -Into grades according to term of
the stairway. Soon neighbors whom h service, was explained and three bonuses
called came and carried him and his sister , made, Huckner testified, were charged to
fronj the steps v renewal premiums. Monies received by
The mother and daughter had been dead i agents from "Nyllc," Mr. Ruckner said,
for several moments. The son and father Were in addition to the regular agents
are not expected to live. The gas had en- commissions.
tered the cellar, which had been tightly j witness said when asked how expensive
closed, through a drainage pipe leading to , surh a system might lie. that the total psy
a ditch. j nients to "Nyllc" members aggregated less
1 than 1 per cent of the total premiums.
PATRIARCHS MILITANT TO WAIT j Mr. rnckner was unable to supply a con-
j slderable amount of information desired.
Matter of Separntlng Military Body
from Odd Fellows Poatponed
I Bill Veil Meeting.
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 22-The question
It was deemed ry a vote or no to jjt to
make no change In the funeral service,
The proposed amendment to Include In the
Inellglbles all persons wno are enraged Inland if '1" matter for the council came In
the liquor business wag tabled. I as readily as It has been doing the sessions
The constitution was changed In case of hereafter will be held but three daya a
death of any officer of the sovereign lodge, j week.
special session will have power to fill the j )fr. Buckner's Testimony,
vacancy for the rest of the term. It was t-- .,.mhi,n ,nl,av nf th. i.,t..
also amended so that the grand sovereign
In his supervision of the order can decide
auch questions as may be put before him
by the grand lodges.
COAL DEALERS IN COMBINE
Two Retail Aesorlatloas Cnlte I ader
Same of International Council
of Coal Merchaata.
BUFFALO. N T.. Sept. 22 The National
Council of Retail Coal Dealers' associations
and the International Anthracite Mer
chants' associations have been amalga
mated under the name of the International
Council of Coal Merchants. Officers were
elected today, among them being Treaa
urer C. A. Crulkshank of Hannibal, Mo.
WILL SIGN AGREEMENT TODAY
Comaalsaloaers of Norway and
wedea Remain la Beasloa
Nearly All Wight.
KARLSTAD, Sweden, Sept. 23. The com
missioners of Norway and Sweden went
Into plenary' session early laat evening and
remained In session until 1 o'clock this
morning. Several points regarding the for-
tlncatlons still remain undecided, but It la
believed possible that a preliminary agree
ment will be signed today.
Movements af Ocean Vraaela Sept. 32.
At New York Arrived: Teutonic, from
At Movllle Arrived: Virginian, from
At Plymouth Arrived: Moltke. from New
York; St. 1-ouls. from New York.
At Quaenstown Arrived : Cedrlc. from
New York: Etrurla. from New York.
At Trieste Sailed: Blavonla, for New
At Dover- flailed : Bluecher, for New
At Hat redVrrlYd. Sreugue, troip New
BEGIN ON EQUITABLE
New York Commigsirner Commencei Ii
qniry Into H)de Syndicate Transactions.
LETTER READ FROM GROVER CLEVELAND
Says Policy Holders Should Eealise Their
Responsibilities as Well as PriTileees.
LITTLE INTEREST IN MUTUALIZATION
Less Than Tife Per Cent of Pelicy Holders
Make Wishes Known to Trustees.
NEW YORK LIFE'S "NYLIC" SCHEME
Plan for Paying Ronnsea to agents
for Securing Rualneaa Explained
by Vice Prraldent
NEW YORK. Sept. E.-Syndie ate opera
tions of the E'luitahle Life Assurance so
ciety were taken up by the Insurance In
vestigating commute today and consumed
the entile nftcrnoon session. Henry R.
Wlnthrop. assistant secretary and financial
manager of that society, was called to tho
stnnd Immediately after recess and pre
sented and swore to a record of syndle-atn
participations of his company, also to a
record of sales and purchases of securities
for the past five years. Ho detailed as fur
as he was able the transactions of th
syndicate of "J. H. Hyde and associates."
and t'xik memoranda of all Information ha
was unable to supply, which Is to be pre
sented at a later date.
One of the operations was In Atlan'lo
Coast line bonds. In which "J. H. Hyde and
associates, the Equitable participating as a
member." paid SI.37A.nM on call and received
S1H.5O0 profits. Mr. Wlnthrop said them
was nothing on the Equitable books to show
who the "associates" were, nor what were
Mr Hyde's personal profits
The Bqultuhle participated also In A
rn)on pBom,. ,ynii,.atf, )n , name of j
h. Hvde and when ked hv wh.t -thri,,.
In regard to these syndicate operations M'.
Wintluop ald he would have to look tip
and supply later.
Letter from Mr. Cleveland.
Just before Mr. Wlnthrop was examined
Mr. Hughes read a long letter from Grover
'Cleveland, who Is a trustee for the policy
holders in the Equitable, under the Thomas
F. Ryan trust agreement. The letter was
offered In evidence. Mr. Cleveland detailed
the progress of the trustees In mutuallzing
the company, and said:
The obstacles that lie in the path of the
proposed mutualizatlon are so Inherent that
even with the greatest study and care they
cannot be easily overcome.
In conclusion Mr. Cleveland Bald:
In common with all others who desire the
best conditions In this Important field of
,.Z7. V T,i n . .fcmUPn. r
I stake, the trustees acting for the pollcv-
, holders of the Kqoltnble society will gladly
' welcome any aid In their work which may
i Tt'x,U 1rom th '"hr' of your committee.
?Ilc ft-ratem Explained.
At the morning session Thomas A. Buck
ner. vice president of the New York Life
Insurance company, described the a gene v
system of the company and the method of
A "Nylin" system Inaugurated by this
.company, separntlng the agents who create
but will do so at a later perleid.
Mr. Hughes asked for full statements of
the Insurance written in the I'nlted States
and Canada, also separate statements re
lating to foreign countries, showing pre.
mlums and commissions paid, that It might
; or tne committee, announcing that three
days session 1hls week seemed to be bo
! successful that It would be tried next week.
latlve committee which is Investigating the
life insurance business. Thomas A. Buck
ner. vice president of the New York Life
Insurance company, who has charge of
that company's agencies and who was un
able to answer a number of questions yes
terday without looking up records, waa
called to the stand. Tlie matter of the
"Nyllc" accounts was taken up. They In
eluded records of a system of bonuses paid
to agents. "Nyllc." he said, was a body of
men drawn from the ranks of agents who
create business for his company. It Is di
vided into five classes.
Mr. Buckner said that what money agents
got from "Nyllc" was In addition to the
regular agen.ta'coiiimlslon. Witness ststed
that the cost of "Nylic" today Is 1 per
cent of the renewal premiums. Mr, Buck
ner said this system was Invaluable In
holding their agents In solidarity.
Severance of connection with the com
pany ends all benefits In "Nyllc," except
in case of death, when provision Is made
for payments to the estate of a "Nyllc"
above the grade of freshman for three to
six months. Further post mortem benefits
were paid under a resolution adopted In
lx!5, which provides that an agent's estate
may receive a sum eq lal to Jl for every
I u o of Insurance written during the year
preceding his deatn. This, by vote of the
j trustees, was made an annual resolution.
In the ten years this mortuary fund haa
been expended witness testified that $23.
OtiO had been paid cut for this purpose.
Mr. Buckner could not state the bonus
paid to agents above their regular com
missions under the "Nyllc" system, but he
thought it wss not a very great amount.
He would supply this information later.
Mr Buckner testified that the total pay
ments to New York Life Insurance co tu
ps ny members Sk-gresated leas than I per
cent of the total premiums. The com
pany has SIS agents who are members of
"Nyllc" and over 6 AO who are not. It
Toud be losaitue, 4 Backer ccUvUiaied,